Monday, December 19, 2011

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like

My name be Eboneesha Hernandez, a African-Hispanic-American Girl who jus got a award for bein the bess speler in class. I gots a 67% on the spelin text and 30 points for being black, 5 points for not bringin drugs to class, 5 points for not bringin guns to class, and 5 points for not getin pregnut during the cemester. It be hard to beat a score of 120%. White dude who sit nex to me is McGee from Jaxon Mizipy. He got a 94% on the text but no extra points on acount of he have the same skin color as the opressirs of 150 years ago. Granny ax me to tank all yo Dimocrafts and Liberuls for suportin afermative axion. You be showin da way to true eqwallity. I lok for to takin a test tomorrow an nex day too. I jus love testes.
I be gittin in medicol skool nex an mabe I be yo doctor when Barrac take over da healfcare in dis contry.
Who was Saul Alinsky?
Saul David Alinsky, a writer, was an American communityorganizer . He is generally considered to be the founder of the modern community organizing movement. (Socialism/Communism) He is most noted for his book Rules for Radicals.
Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Education: University of Chicago
Spouse: Irene Alinsky
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals
"How to Create a Social State", by Saul Alinsky
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you can create a social state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible. Poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase debt to an unsustainable level. That way you will be able to increase taxes – and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control – Remove the ability for citizens to defend themselves from the government. That way you will be able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (food, housing, and income).
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove belief in the God from the government and schools.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Does any of this sound like what is happening in the United States?
If you don't realize this by now, I'd say you'd lost your capacity to reason  
A "Liberal Paradise" would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment,
free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing,
free utilities, and only Law Enforcement has guns.
And believe it or not, such a place does indeed exist ……
It's called prison.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Silent Night 2011


Merry Christmas 2011
Greetings from The Hendricks Family.
Remembering all that happens isn’t that easy,
Someone suggested I make this into a video to see
With postage rising, I may turn to using internet totally.
Hard to top our Disneyland Vacation in March with family,
Was  pretty  neat spending time with Jan,  last week in Maui,
The Nutcracker Ballet and  Ballet Recital in Seattle we did see
Can’t forget our day at Silverwood after camping at their facility,
Rode the Duck in Seattle   and shopped Leavenworth with family,
Dennis is still plows and stripes roads for Washington State D.O.T.
Painted the house, and has his blog, video,  and humor book hobby,
Dennis  did  not  run for re-election as councilman of East Wenatchee.
Kids Church, Mega Sports Camp, Lost Lake and Camp Royal Family,
Women of Faith,  Abigail the Clown,  and helping mom, keeps Jan busy.
Barnabas our bird sits on shoulder,  while Madison our cat wakes us daily,
We do hope you will call, visit or send a letter to create that special memory,
We Pray God to Richly Bless You,  this finds you are safe, healthy, and Happy.
I believe the greatest gift is Jesus and he is coming back someday for you and me
Dennis & Janice Hendricks
1331 N. Ashland, East Wenatchee, WA. 98802

Friday, October 14, 2011

North Cascade Hwy

I have worked for WSDOT since 1993- there are many good people who work there and go the extra mile everyday. There are many different jobs, in fact jobs are changing daily it seems.  Next year they make pavement markings a separate crew for the region. We love to paint the North Cascade Hwy- but never have participated in the spring opening. This video made last May shows you some of the things that go into opening it up in the spring. In two more months it will probably close due to snow. I hope you have had the opportunity to cross the North Cascade Hwy (SR 20)- sometime. It is one of the most beautiful routes in the state.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Seattle Duck Boats

Yesterday we drove to Seattle. It was fun. We arrived around noon and got home around 11. We met Sue and Keisha, Tim & Janice as well as Derek, Dawn, Grace & Trent. It was a beautiful day, and did not start raining until we left for home around 8;30pm.  We ate lunch at Seattle Center(pizza for me), took the duck boat tour, took monorail downtown,  and ate dinner at Cheese Cake Factory(Bbq.salmon for me). I forgot my camera, but found this video on youtube that pretty much described the duck boat tour and shows you how beautiful Seattle is on a Sunny Day. I think this video was made 2 years ago- but do things really change- can you believe next year the Space Needle (and monorail) turns 50? And the Elephant Car Wash in Seattle is still going?
 Taken around 8pm
Taken around 2;30pm
On the Monorail

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'll be Broke for Christmas





The PFD issue goes back to 2006.  I have stated before "I am opposed to putting a sales tax increase on the ballot- period."

I get tired of hearing its only .2% increase- I can remember when sales tax was 5%- now we are at 8.1%- Yes I know Seattle has higher sales tax, but that is one reason I do not live there and certainly not a reason to raise taxes. I remember when a vote was taken to lower the .4% link sales tax amount- and because it was a 3 choice ballot issue, the majority actually favored lowering sales tax, but because the highest single option which was to keep it where it was- that option passed. If it will only cost you 30.00 more per year, then why not lower it by .2% and we would not miss it? Some figure a .2% increase would cost  EW city residents over 600,000 per year? For the next 20 years for more? With Inflation, could that amount double in 20 years?  Then do not forget the state may want to increase your sales tax as well? Inflation this year is running over 4% and many did not receive salary increases last  couple years, many took pay cuts,  and some were laid off.  Where does it end- just look at your next phone bill next time or book a vacation. Some think increasing taxes will cause inflation and hurt the working class people.

Lastly- I can promise you I would never have voted for the PFD district if indeed there was any possibility of a tax increase later on. (the council vote was 6-1) I was promised it would never happen. Now I wish I had voted no on the PFD, partly so the state could have kept the .4% sales tax portion since they are so broke now. I have heard some say that Wenatchee could take half of the LINK 4% sales tax and give it to the arena debt? Others have said Wenatchee could impose .2% on City of Wenatchee only, and we would then pay it when shopping there? The city spent over 8,000 on a study  on a sales tax increase with the results a resounding no on even putting it on the ballot- what has changed in 1 year? I personally think Wenatchee has known about this bill for years and done little toward resolving it, and perhaps spent more on legal fees fighting it than resolving it.

It is not my intent to tell Wenatchee what to do. I am sorry for this mess and the needless finger pointing that has gone on. I have nothing to hide. You can listen to council tapes if you wish. I did find this email in my files that showed information I was given and shared several years ago on this. It is between Mark Kulaas and Mary Hunt back in 2006;
From: dphendrick@aim.com [mailto:dphendrick@aim.com ]
Mark- thanks for your openness, and thanks for your recent vote regarding the pfd. I certainly know less than you do, and many of the issues you face, we face in East Wenatchee only on a different project- but I know the pressure you must have been under for such a vote. I am greatly troubled over the fact that the 4.3 million overrun is just for finance/interest charges- not contruction and change orders, which has not even began? 4.3 million amount seems high considering the city will be buying it back in a year or so and that part of the 43 million must be for finanicing/interest already? I am also concerned that the speed this is being pushed thru could overlook other things as you stated.(look how long it has taken for us to get the East Side Hiway project....) I wanted to share emails I had at start just in case those issues were overlooked- although maybe Wenatchee is holding the bag- all taxes come from citizens, whether they come back from Olympia or DC. I certainly am not trying to tell you how to vote- I just am glad you took time to look at both sides of this issue- something I feel many others have not. I get concerned when I always see unanimous votes on issues. This is more than an emotional issue, there are facts involved that must be addressed. Another issue that may be overlooked is parking- does the parking spaces provided meet code and are they adequate for a full house? Dennis

From: dphendrick@aim.com [mailto:dphendrick@aim.com ]
To: Mary Hunt (x261)
Subject: public facilities district agreement
Mary- thanks for your assurance that our citizens cannot get stuck with additional taxes like happened with metro in king county. Like I said, this was not a big deal,- I just was surprised at the opposition to that simple wording being inserted. We have it in minutes stating our city cannot be liable in any way, and page 2, sect.3 actually does does exempt city from liabilities of district, thanks to a wording change by Chuck. I did vote for the agreement. We had one no vote, and that was based on his feelings that private business should operate without taxdollar support- the same feeling as he has toward football and baseball stadium in King county. I appreciate your input and letting me vent- I value your wisdom. this facility will come in handy at graduation time next year and in tourism to our valley. Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Hunt (x261)
To: dphendrick@aim.com
Sent: Tue, 9 May 2006 08:34:53 -0700
Subject: RE: public facilities district agreement
Good Morning Dennis,
Thanks for your interest in the PFD and wanting to protect the interest of your citizens, that is commendable!!!!!!!! I do believe the structure of the way the PFD is set up and the resolutions and ordinances are set up that there is no possible way the City of Wenatchee can come back to us financially. Rest assured that will not happen. This arena will be a good thing for the future of this valley and our kids. I believe we are going to adopt the resolution today, at least I'm voting yes.
It was good seeing you and your wife last Friday. Boy could you believe the crowd at the parade?
Take care,
Mary
Mary Hunt, Douglas County Commissioner
District 3
PO Box 747
Waterville, Wa 98858
509-745-8537 office
509-630-3576 cell
632-5213 home
From: dphendrick@aim.com [mailto:dphendrick@aim.com ]
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 10:08 PM
To: Mary Hunt (x261)
Subject: public facilities district agreement
Mary;
I don't know if you have signed the events center PFD interlocal agreement yet or not. I am having a problem with their possible refusal to allow us to insert in section 8 "a hold harmless from any liability for East Wenatchee city residents, should there be insufficient funds to meet any obligations of the district."
I have concerns regarding their possible refusal to insert such language. The PFD is a stand alone agency, we were clearly told our city residents have no financial obligation in a council meeting last year- and the fact they are reluctant to put that in writing speaks louder than anything else. I certainly do not expect to hold up this PFD district by my one vote- but unless I see a hold harmless agreement for our citizens, I will probably withhold my support for this agreement Tuesday night.
Just wanted to give you a heads up- not trying to sway your vote or make a big issue out of this. This question could come up on your KPQ interview Tomorrow. Dennis


----Original Message-----
From: Allison Williams <AWilliams@cityofwenatchee.com>
To: dphendrick@aim.com
Sent: Tue, 9 May 2006 13:15:20 -0700
Subject: RE: PFD Interlocal Agreement

Thank you for the opportunity! 

From: dphendrick@aim.com [mailto:dphendrick@aim.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 1:11 PM
To: Allison Williams
Subject: Re: PFD Interlocal Agreement
 thanks- that was exactly what the hold harmless agreement would do. If you decide to take out insurance, that is up to you, as long as the hold harmless wording is in place to procect us- I will support agreement. I do not expect it to be a big issue as it is a private entity and we cannot be held responsible- its just a extra protection that will probably never be needed. If any, the wording will show even more your faith in the system. thanks for responding.

-----Original Message-----
From: Allison Williams <AWilliams@cityofwenatchee.com>
To: dphendrick@aim.com
Sent: Tue, 9 May 2006 11:35:42 -0700
Subject: PFD Interlocal Agreement

Good morning Dennis:  I was in Waterville this morning and Mary Hunt passed along your email to me and asked that I respond.  We want to assure you that the city of Wenatchee is doing everything in our power to support the Public Facilities District and alleviate concerns of liability of other PFD members.  After this issue came up, we spoke with our representative at the Association of Washington Cities and Nancy Neraas, our advisor with Preston Gates and Ellis for the PFD formation.  They assured us that the PFD, as an independent entity will have their own insurance that will hold all members harmless.  As an assurance that the PFD would have that insurance, we have added language that the city of Wenatchee would pay for it if it was needed.  We believe that this will protect all of us as members of the Public Facilities District. 
It was also assuring for me to speak with Randy Lumsden at AWC and be assured that we are not recreating the wheel, but instead following where groundwork has already been laid. 
Thank you, and please don't hesitate to let me know if you have other concerns. 
Thank you!! 
Allison Williams
Executive Services Director
City of Wenatchee
P.O. Box 519
Wenatchee WA 98807-519
(509)664-3316
(509)664-3335 (fax)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Pets Prayer

It is amazing how attatched one can get to a pet and how tough it is to say goodbye. Yesterday Eric & Darcies dog died. Sam was a big St. Bernard, as Jan would say, one of our granddogs. I enjoyed feeding him when they were gone- you had to take time to brush his hair and talk to him. We lived next to him for 6 months after our house fire and could  always hear him playing. He was so gentle with the grandkids and so good to them.  Last Sunday I mentioned how attatched we had become to a bird we never knew and buried him in our sideyard. We actually had a memorial service for our bird who died in the house fire- Tica. As a boy I still remember Snooks, Tiny and our kids will remember Noel- Pets who meant so much to us that we had to say goodbye to. It  was hard on my mother in law when she had to part with her two dogs so she could move to assisted living. There is nothing I can say to comfort you when you loose a pet- I understand and said a prayer for you. I will miss Sam.
"The dog of your boyhood teaches you a great deal about friendship, and love, and death: Old Skip was my brother. They had buried him under our elm tree, they said — yet this wasn't totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart." Willie Morris
"*"Death ends a life, not a relationship." Jack Lemmon
"A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way."Mary Carolyn Davies
*"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."Roger Caras"
Matthew 10:29 The Message (MSG)
29-31"What's the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don't be intimidated by all this bully talk. You're worth more than a million canaries.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Loose Weight Instantly

You never know what humor you will find in commercials.   This video is posted for humor- not for making fun of anyone who is fat or skinny; It is the beauty inside that really counts. Laughter is good for you as long as you are not laughing at someone. But I do agree- what we put into our minds has an impact and we need to guard our minds..






Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dawn

On May 2nd, 1976- our first child arrived at 10:52pm. Dawn Marie Hendricks was born in the Grand Coulee Hospital and weighed 6lbs. 13 oz. And 20 ¾ long. The Miracle of Birth is so amazing and we are so thankful for each of our children. Happy Birthday Dawn-

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Everyone loves A Parade


Everyone loves a parade- somone once told me, if you are ever run out of town, get in front and make it look like a parade. Yesterday was the youth parade- our church came in 2nd in its category- good job! The weather was great, although the wind made it a bit chilly out. Next Friday is the Classis Chassis parade in East Wenatchee with the car show Saturday in the park. Next Saturday at 11am is the 92nd annual Apple Blossom parade! These are excellent parades and you do not want to miss them. This year is extra special as the apple blossoms are on the trees due to the late spring. I remember in Grand Coulee I was the float driver for a couple summers for Colorama,  And in Olympia I helped get Jeremy off the float when the Royal Ranger float caught fire. Its fun to see parents involved with their kids on parades- I even remember the Pet parade in Olympia with our kids. The first parades I remember actually are from Stanley North Dakota on July 4th of each year- I love a parade! What Memories!
 This was in Olympia for the Pet parade in early 80's
Last Years Youth Parade in Wenatchee- "Cody"
 I love the Classy Chassis Parade in East Wenatchee! Don't miss it.
Our favorite spot to watch Apple Blossom Parade in Wenatchee-
 Dawn used to live just down the street from Here
It was near the beginning and everyone was not worn out yet.
 Staging began at 9am even though the parade did not start till 11am
(that would be Emilee,  Cody, Caitlyn and Abigail)
 12;30 and end of the Parade Route yesterday-
 Our church came in 2nd for its category in Parade
Great Job!
A little tired I would say???
Our Entry # was 75. and more behind them.
Thanks for making it a fun Day for us!