26 December 2008

Christmas 2008

Denise and the children went to Pueblo Wednesday afternoon, for a little family get together at Jerry & Sandy's house.

Christmas morning, we were at home and enjoyed watching Kate and Zachary open their presents.

We went over to Doug & Linda's in the afternoon for Christmas dinner.
Other family came too, Keith & Kari and their children William, Drake and Noah.
Justin, Chelsea & Elianna.
Jess & Lynn and their three dogs, and Charles, a friend of Doug & Linda's.

More photo's are on our online album, links below
(cut & paste):

Christmas Eve: http://ikstone.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album37

Christmas morning: http://ikstone.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album38

Christmas afternoon: http://ikstone.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album39

14 December 2008

The Chiller

Colorado Springs

During the night, an arctic front arrived in our area. Winds initially were averaging 40mph+, but fortunately have calmed down now. The temperature here in the Springs has plummeted and is currently 6f (-14c) at 11am.

It is supposed to get up to 14f (-10c), but it doesn't look like it will.

Although Denver hasn't started getting the snow fall that the Springs is getting now, they have the cold too, currently at 14f (-10c).

South Denver

The current forecast shows we will not see temperatures go above freezing (in the day!) until the end of the week.

11 December 2008

Unique Paint Job

Check out what some U.S. soldiers overseas, did to their helicopter.
Afghan is probably freaking out right about now.

This very special Mi-24 h
elicopter is presently flying in Afghanistan,
where it is no doubt causing quite a stir.

08 December 2008

Too British !

An appeal claiming Barack Obama is too British to become president of the United States has been rejected by the US Supreme Court.

The lawsuit claimed he should be disqualified because, it claimed, he acquired the same British citizenship that his father had when he was born.

This meant he was not a "natural-born" US citizen, as the US constitution requires, it alleged.
Mr Obama's birth certificate shows he was born in Hawaii.

The issue was addressed by Mr Obama's aides during his presidential campaign, when they posted online his birth certificate - which was verified by Hawaiian officials.

This lawsuit, brought by retired New Jersey lawyer Leo Donofrio, gained a high profile because it was distributed by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to other justices for discussion.

It conceded that Mr Obama was born in Hawaii - but contended that he still held foreign citizenship at birth.

It read: "Since Barack Obama's father was a citizen of Kenya, and therefore subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of Senator Obama's birth, then Senator Obama was a British citizen 'at birth', just like the framers of the Constitution, and therefore, even if he were to produce an original birth certificate proving he were born on US soil, he still wouldn't be eligible to be president."

Kenya was part of British East Africa until it received its independence in 1963.

A decision not to grant a writ of certiorari - the legal term for the declaration that the justices will hear the case - means that a lower court ruling that dismissed the lawsuit can stand.