The Republican Party is Over

The Republican Party is OverWASHINGTON (By Michael Grunwald, Time) May. 07, 2009 — These days, Republicans have the desperate aura of an endangered species. They lost Congress, then the White House; more recently, they lost a slam-dunk House election in a conservative New York district, then Senator Arlen Specter. Polls suggest only one-fourth of the electorate considers itself Republican, independents are trending Democratic and as few as five states have solid Republican pluralities. And the electorate is getting less white, less rural, less Christian — in short, less demographically Republican. GOP officials who completely controlled Washington three years ago are vowing to “regain our status as a national party” and creating woe-is-us groups to resuscitate their brand, while Democrats are publishing books like The Strange Death of Republican America and 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation. John McCain’s campaign manager recently described his party as basically extinct on the West Coast, nearly extinct in the Northeast and endangered in the Mountain West and Southwest.

So are the Republicans going extinct? And can the death march be stopped? The Washington critiques of the Republican Party as powerless, leaderless and rudderless — the new Donner party — are not very illuminating. Minority parties always look weak and inept in the penalty box. Sure, it can be comical to watch Republican National Committee (RNC) gaffe machine Michael Steele riff on his hip-hop vision for the party or Texas Governor Rick Perry carry on about secession or Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann explain how F.D.R.’s “Hoot-Smalley” Act caused the Depression (the Smoot-Hawley Act, a Republican tariff bill, was enacted before F.D.R.’s presidency), but haplessness does not equal hopelessness. And yes, the Republican brand could benefit from spokesmen less familiar and less reviled than Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich, but the party does have some fresher faces stepping out of the wings.

The Democratic critiques of the GOP — that it’s the Party of No, or No Ideas — are not helpful either. It’s silly to fault an opposition party for opposition; obstructionism helped return Democrats to power. Republicans actually have plenty of ideas.

That’s the problem. The party’s ideas — about economic issues, social issues and just about everything else — are not popular ideas. They are extremely conservative ideas tarred by association with the extremely unpopular George W. Bush, who helped downsize the party to its extremely conservative base. A hard-right agenda of slashing taxes for the investor class, protecting marriage from gays, blocking universal health insurance and extolling the glories of water boarding produces terrific ratings for Rush Limbaugh, but it’s not a majority agenda. The party’s new, Hooverish focus on austerity on the brink of another depression does not seem to fit the national mood, and it’s shamelessly hypocritical, given the party’s recent history of massive deficit spending on pork, war and prescription drugs in good times, not to mention its continuing support for deficit-exploding tax cuts in bad times.

As the party has shrunk to its base, it has catered even more to its base’s biases, insisting that the New Deal made the Depression worse, carbon emissions are fine for the environment and tax cuts actually boost revenues — even though the vast majority of historians, scientists and economists disagree. The RNC is about to vote on a kindergartenish resolution to change the name of its opponent to the Democrat Socialist Party. This plays well with hard-core culture warriors and tea-party activists convinced a dictator-President is plotting to seize their guns, choose their doctors and put ACORN in charge of the Census, but it ultimately produces even more shrinkage, which gives the base even more influence — and the death spiral continues. “We’re excluding the young, minorities, environmentalists, pro-choice — the list goes on,” says Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of two moderate Republicans left in the Senate after Specter’s switch. “Ideological purity is not the ticket to the promised land.”

Some conservatives think in the long run, the party will be better off without squishes like Specter muddling the coherence of its brand; a GOP campaign committee celebrated his departure with an e-mail headlined “Good riddance,” and Limbaugh urged him to take McCain along. Inside this echo chamber, a center-right nation punished Republicans for abandoning their principles, for enabling Bush’s spending sprees, for insufficient conservatism. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who has refused to accept $700 million in stimulus cash for his state despite bitter opposition from his GOP-dominated legislature, argues Chick-fil-A would never let its franchisees cook their chicken however they want; why should the Republican Party let its elected officials promote Big Government? “We’re essentially franchisees, and right now nobody has any clue what we’re really about,” Sanford tells TIME. “You can’t wear the jersey and play for the other team!”

No one seems to deny many Republicans abandoned their principles — especially fiscal responsibility — while in power, but even some across-the-board conservatives see enforced homogeneity as a sure path to oblivion. “Chick-fil-A can get fabulously wealthy with a 20% market share,” scoffs Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, President Ronald Reagan’s political director. “In our business, you need 50% plus one.” It’s probably true that since 200,000 Pennsylvania Republicans have switched parties, Specter followed them to save his own political skin, but it’s hard to see how the mass exodus bodes well for the GOP. You can’t have a center-right coalition when you’ve said good riddance to the center.

Of course, politics can change in a hurry. Three years ago, books like One Party Country and Building Red America were heralding Rove’s plan to create a permanent Republican majority. President Barack Obama is popular today, but Democrats in general are not, and they will all face a backlash if they can’t reverse this economic tailspin now that they own all the Washington machinery. Tom Cole, a longtime Republican operative turned Oklahoma Congressman, recalls that shortly before the Reagan Revolution, the GOP was in such dire straits, it ran ads declaring that Republicans are people too. “We’ve lost our way, but we’ll find our way back,” Cole says. “We’ll get back into the idea business, and the Democrats will overreach.”

With his dramatic plans to restructure Wall Street and Detroit, overhaul health care and create a clean-energy economy, Obama is certainly taking political risks, even if he hasn’t gotten around to replacing the almighty dollar with some new, one-world currency the black-helicopter crowd keeps warning about. But it’s not clear that the Republicans in their current incarnation would be a credible alternative if he falters. “We’ve got to be at least plausible, and I worry about that,” says GOP lobbyist Ed Rogers. Republicans never really left the idea business, but Americans haven’t been buying what they’re selling, and their product line hasn’t changed. They’re starting to look like the Federalists of the early 19th century: an embittered, over-the-top, out-of-touch regional party en route to extinction, doubling down on dogma the electorate has already rejected. Our two-party system encourages periodic pendulum swings, but given current trends, it’s easy to imagine a third party in the U.S.

At this rate, it could be the Republican Party.

“What Have We Got to Lose?”

House Republicans, eager to shed the Party of No label, recently unveiled an alternative to Obama’s 2010 budget. It was the kind of fiasco that shows why Washington thinks Republicans are in trouble — and why they really are in trouble.

The disaster began when GOP leaders, after calling a news conference to blast Obama’s numbers, released a budget outline with no numbers — just magic assumptions about “reform.” The mockery was instantaneous. Then Republicans began blaming one another for the stunt, which generated only more mockery about circular firing squads. And when they finally released the missing details on April 1, the notion of an April Fools’ budget produced even more mockery; the substance was ignored. “The President’s dog got more attention,” recalls Paul Ryan, the top Republican on the House Budget Committee.

But if you pay attention, the GOP alternative is not just a p.r. disaster. It’s a radical document, making Bush’s tax cuts permanent while adding about $3 trillion in new tax cuts skewed toward the rich. It would replace almost all the stimulus — including tax cuts for workers as well as spending on schools, infrastructure and clean energy — with a capital gains–tax holiday for investors. Oh, and it would shrink the budget by replacing Medicare with vouchers, turning Medicaid into block grants, means-testing Social Security and freezing everything else except defense and veterans’ spending for five years, putting programs for food safety, financial regulation, flu vaccines and every other sacred government cow on the potential chopping block.

Ryan is one of the smart, young, telegenic policy wonks who have been hailed as the GOP’s future, and his budget includes relatively few the-Lord-shall-provide accounting gimmicks by D.C. standards. He knows its potential cuts could sound nasty in a 30-second ad, but he wants Republicans to stop running away from limited-government principles. “We’ve got to stop being afraid of the politics,” he says. “At this point, what have we got to lose?”

Well, more elections. Big Government is never popular in theory, but the disaster aid, school lunches and prescription drugs that make up Big Government have become wildly popular in practice, especially now that so many people are hurting. Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he’s so outraged by GOP overspending, he’s quitting the party — and he’s the bull’s-eye of its target audience. But he also said he wouldn’t support any cuts in defense, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid — which, along with debt payments, would put more than two-thirds of the budget off limits. It’s no coincidence that many Republicans who voted against the stimulus have claimed credit for stimulus projects in their district — or that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal stopped ridiculing volcano-monitoring programs after a volcano erupted in Alaska. “We can’t be the anti-government party,” Snowe says. “That’s not what people want.”

Not even in South Carolina, not now. Sanford has gone further than any other governor in passing up the Democrats’ stimulus money, but he’s turning down only 10% of his state’s share, about 2% of his state’s spending. He is still being portrayed as Scrooge, a heartless ideologue who wants to close prisons, fire teachers, shutter programs for autistic kids and ultimately shut down state government during a recession. And those portrayals aren’t coming from Democrats. “The governor has one of the most radical philosophies I’ve ever seen,” says state senator Hugh Leatherman, 78, the Republican chairman of the finance committee. “I’m a conservative, but this could be the most devastating thing our state has ever seen.” To Sanford, Leatherman is a fraudulent Republican franchisee, but to most Republicans in the legislature, the governor is the one tarnishing the brand. “Most of us are Ronald Reagan Republicans, Strom Thurmond Republicans,” grumbles Senate majority leader Harvey Peeler. “Republicans control everything around here. It would be nice if we could accomplish something.”

Sanford was once a lonely voice for fiscal restraint in Congress, one of the few Republican revolutionaries of 1994 who kept faith with the Contract with America. Back then, his bumper stickers said “Deficit” with a Ghostbusters-style slash through it, and his apocalyptic speeches chronicled how debt had destroyed great civilizations like the Byzantine Empire. I watched him give an updated version at a tea-party rally in Columbia, S.C., on April 15 as the crowd screamed about Obama’s tyranny and waved signs like “Keep the Government Out of Our Health Care” and “USA 1776-2009, RIP.” Sanford himself is not a screamer; he’s a provocateur. “We’ve become a party of pastry chefs, telling people they can eat all the dessert they want,” he says. “We need to become a party of country doctors, telling people that this medicine won’t taste good at all, but you need it.”

It’s principled leadership, but only the tea-party fringe seems to be following. “Nobody likes Dr. Doom,” Sanford says with a smile. Leading a state with the nation’s third highest unemployment rate, he understands the Keynesian idea that only government spending can jump-start a recessionary economy: “I get it. I’m supposed to be proactive.” But if spend-and-borrow is the only alternative to a depression, he says, “then we’re toast.”

The Old Issue Set

His party could be too. Hispanics, Asians and blacks are on track to be the majority in three decades; metropolitan voters and young voters who skew Democratic are also on the rise. This is why Rogers recently decided to quit being a talking head: “I had a meeting with myself, and I said, Do we really need more white lobbyists with gray hair on TV?” But it’s not clear that more diverse spokesmen or better tweets can woo a new generation to the GOP; support for gay rights is soaring, and polls show that voters prefer Democratic approaches to health care, education and the economy. “The outlook for Republicans is even worse than people think,” says Ruy Teixeira, author of The Emerging Democratic Majority. “Their biggest problem is that they really believe what they believe.”

So Republicans need to decide what Republicans need to believe. What does their three-legged stool of strong defense, traditional values and economic conservatism mean today? Does strong defense mean unqualified support for torture, outdated weapons systems and pre-emptive wars? Do traditional values mean no room in the tent for pro-choicers like Specter and Snowe? Even Joe the Plumber — who opposes abortion and homosexuality and considers America a “Christian nation” — wants the party to drop its “holier than thou” attitude on divisive social issues.

The most urgent question is the meaning of economic conservatism. Representative Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, a conservative who keeps a bust of Reagan on his desk, surprised me by declaring that the Reagan era is over. “Marginal tax rates are the lowest they’ve been in generations, and all we can talk about is tax cuts,” he said. “The people’s desires have changed, but we’re still stuck in our old issue set.” Snowe recalls that when she proposed fiscally conservative “triggers” to limit Bush’s tax cuts in case of deficits, she was attacked by fellow Republicans. “I don’t know when willy-nilly tax cuts became the essence of who we are,” she says. “To the average American who’s struggling, we’re in some other stratosphere. We’re the party of Big Business and Big Oil and the rich.” In the Bush era, the party routinely sided with corporate lobbyists — promoting tax breaks, subsidies and earmarks for well-wired industries — against ordinary taxpayers as well as basic principles of fiscal restraint. South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint’s Republican alternative to the stimulus included tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy; at this point, the GOP’s reflexes are almost involuntary.

Now that they’ve lost their monopoly on power, many Republicans are warning spending-fueled deficits will cause inflation, reduce demand for U.S. Treasuries and shaft future generations. They don’t seem so worried about an imminent depression, which would explode deficits in addition to the shorter-term pain, and their newfound fear of borrowing has not cooled their ardor for budget-busting tax cuts. “They talk about fiscal restraint, but they’ve got an atrocious record, and they’ve still got atrocious plans,” says Robert Bixby, executive director of the nonpartisan Concord Coalition.

Still, a 2012 presidential candidate could catch lightning in a bottle, Reagan-style or Susan Boyle–style — although when you think about it, Republicans found a nationally admired war hero with proven bipartisan appeal in 2008, and he lost to an inexperienced black liberal with a funny name. Outside Washington, moderates like Charlie Crist in Florida and Jodi Rell in Connecticut as well as pragmatic conservatives like Mitch Daniels in Indiana and Jon Huntsman in Utah have remained popular despite their brand. They all share an aversion to ideological rigidity: Rell signed a bill legalizing same-sex unions, Crist has pushed an ambitious environmental agenda, Daniels proposed a tax increase, and Huntsman has cautioned Republicans not to obsess about social issues.

There’s always the chance that some new issue — immigration? Iran? cap and trade? something nobody has thought of yet? — will blow up and bring the GOP back to life. Maybe one of the new GOP chin-stroking groups will come up with some killer new ideas to help the party reconnect with ordinary Americans. But Republicans know their best hope for recovery, whether they say it like Limbaugh or merely think it, is Democratic failure. Now that Democrats control both Congress and the White House, hubris is a real possibility; it’s hard to imagine Obama floating his pitiful plan to cut $100 million in waste — a mere 0.0025% of federal spending — if he had to worry about a formidable opposition.

The problem for Republicans, as the RNC’s Steele memorably put it in a TV appearance, is that there’s “absolutely no reason, none, to trust our word or our actions.” Republicans, after all, proclaimed that President Clinton’s tax hikes would destroy the economy, that GOP rule would mean smaller government, that Bush’s tax cuts would usher in a new era of prosperity; now the House minority leader says it’s “comical” to think carbon dioxide could be harmful, and Steele says the earth is cooling.

Polls show most Republicans who haven’t jumped ship want the party to move even further right; it takes vision to imagine a presidential candidate with national appeal emerging from a GOP primary in 2012. DeMint, the South Carolina Senator, greeted Specter’s departure with the astonishing observation he’d rather have 30 Republican colleagues who believe in conservatism than 60 who don’t. “I don’t want us to have power until we have principles,” DeMint told TIME after firing up that tea-party crowd in Columbia. Voters certainly soured on unprincipled Republicans. But it’s not clear they’d like principled Republicans better.

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If you are considering installing a Mini Split AC system for your home, there are many advantages that you can enjoy. These benefits include energy efficiency, controllability, cost, and decorative decor effects. Continue reading to learn more about these benefits. The following are some other benefits of Mini Split AC systems. Here are some tips to help you choose the right unit for your home. We will also discuss how ductless mini splits differ from central air conditioning units.

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A mini split AC has two major components Mini Split AC – an outdoor compressor and an indoor air-handling unit. They are connected by a conduit that houses the power cable, refrigerant and suction tubing. These two units work together to regulate the temperature of the room. You can use the controls to set the temperature and humidity of the room. Mini split ACs are an energy-efficient solution for cooling and heating needs.


When deciding on the size of a new mini split air conditioning system, it’s important to hire a company with experience in the installation of these types of HVAC systems. If the installation is not done correctly, the system may not run through its full cooling cycle, resulting in higher energy bills. HVAC technicians will calculate your load by calculating the size of the walls, the R-value of the windows, doors, floors and roof, the temperature you want to maintain, and the climate zone. Obtaining multiple quotes will give you a better idea of the costs involved.


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Buy YouTube Watch Hours to Monetize Your Videos

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Factors to Consider When Buying a Car Seat Cover

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While purchasing a new car seat cover, the first thing to consider is the fabric. While the color and fabric of the cover are important factors, other factors to consider include ease of removal, Airbag compatibility, and price. This article will go over some of the more important factors to consider before buying a new seat cover. Read on to learn more about the features and benefits of different types of car seat covers. We’ll also take a look at the pros and cons of each type, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Fabric selection is important

Car seat covers come in many materials, and fabric selection is critical for comfort and durability. Consider the use of your vehicle, and choose the right fabric for your seat. Choose a fabric with qualities that match your preferences, and keep in mind that some fabrics may be too soft or too stiff for your vehicle. Examples of popular materials include Neoprene, PU, CORDURA(r) fiber, and leather. While this article does not cover every type of fabric, you can find a list of materials for automotive seat covers here.

If you plan to use your seat cover for long periods of time, you should select a fabric that is stain resistant. Leatherette and sheepskin fabrics are luxurious and soft, and can be a great choice if you need extra support. Moreover, both materials are waterproof and comfortable. You can also choose a realtree camo fabric if you are looking for something different. This material is unique and detailed and is perfect for a personalized look.

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The first step to easy removal of car seat cover  Masstamilan is to remove the car seat itself. If you buy a new seat, the cover may be extra-tight from the factory. In that case, the cover will be stubbornly stuck to the frame of the car when you take it out for the first time. Afterward, you can clean the padding with a vacuum cleaner. If you are unsure, you can always take a photo of the process and refer to it later.

Taking the cover off of the car is also simple if the fabric is made of a breathable material. However, removing the cover is tricky for some seats, especially if the fabric is tightly tucked into the frame. To keep the fabric odor-free, don’t use detergent or fabric softener to clean it. The fabric has flame retardants, and detergent can remove them. If you want to remove a seat cover, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing and cleaning the cover.

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Seat covers with side airbag compatibility must be designed to cover the airbag’s hard shell. The fabric used to construct seat covers does not cover the airbag, so if one of the side airbags deploys, the seat cover cannot protect the passenger. The manufacturer of a seat cover must also indicate the airbag’s boundary. If the seat cover does not indicate that it is airbag compatible, the seat cover must be returned to the manufacturer.


When choosing a seat cover for your vehicle, many factors should be considered. Most car owners are particular about the color, material, and design. It should match the color of the exterior paint, for example. Other people don’t think about price at all, but rather quality. Quality comes in a variety of materials, manufacturing methods, and designs. The best place to buy a seat cover is from a reputable store. Whether you want to replace your seat cover every few years or have a new one installed for the first time, it should be durable, easy to clean, and offer plenty of style options.

Purchasing a seat cover for your vehicle is a wise investment. Not only do they protect your upholstery from stains, but they can also hide the stains. Unlike a leather seat, a seat cover prevents permanent dents from occurring on leather seats. They also make messes easy to clean. When you’re on a road trip, a seat cover is the best option for protecting your seats. Prices range from around $25 to $200.

Requirements For Real Estate License Renewal

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If you’re ready to renew your real estate license, it’s time to find out what your state requires for renewal. You’ll want to take the required continuing education hours, complete all the necessary paperwork, and submit the renewal application. Some states require even more, so be sure to check the details and requirements for your particular state. This article will help you get started. If you’re wondering how to renew your license, keep reading!

Courses required for real estate license renewal

In order to renew a real estate license, brokers and salespersons must complete a specific set of courses approved by the Commission. These courses must include 2.5 hours on ethical business practices, 1 hour on current legal issues, and 3 hours of education pertaining to fair housing and discrimination in the sale of real property. Additionally, licensees must complete 2 hours of agency instruction during the two-year period prior to the renewal.

The number of courses required for real estate license renewal varies from state to state. Most states require that real estate license holders earn a certain number of continuing education credits before they can renew their licenses. However, in some cases, the requirements are more read this article stringent for subsequent renewals. For instance, if a license expires after September 20, 2022, renewals may require only two and a half hours of approved continuing education.


Every two years, licensed real estate agents must complete 22.5 hours of continuing education. New York real estate agents must take a specific set of CE courses. To ensure that they are up to date with their continuing education requirements, the commission requires that all agents complete a certain number of hours of approved CE. To find out which CE courses are required for the current renewal period, click here. In addition to completing the required CE courses, agents must complete personal marketing. To do this, they should create a personal website, promote listings on Zillow, and develop printed marketing materials.

Online applications are completed at the Real Estate Commission’s website. They contain the same information as paper applications, including an updated address. The application process is much quicker thanks to pre-populated fields and numerous saving options. When the renewal process is complete, the renewal of a license will be confirmed after Commission staff review it. The principal broker must update his or her residential or business address. To change a practice location, simply click on the associated listing and follow the onscreen instructions.


Real estate license renewal requires the completion of 45 hours of post-license education. This builds upon the education you received during your pre-license. You will need to take the pre-license course a second time, and you must take and pass the state examination. You can find post-license education courses through various vendors and take them online or in person. Courses generally cost $150 to $250 and you must complete them before you can renew your license.

The Commission has specified specific courses that must be taken in order to renew a real estate license. For example, continuing education courses must include at least two hours of real estate law and rules. For a license to be renewed, you must complete these courses within the previous two-year period. However, if you are renewing your license after January 1, 2020, you will not need to take continuing education courses during your license period.


If you want to keep your license active, you must meet state requirements to renew it. This may include taking continuing education courses. Some states require proof of continuing education, while others don’t. Regardless of what you need to do to renew your license, make sure to complete all requirements and paperwork before the expiration date. The requirements for real estate license renewal vary by state, but the process is usually the same.

If you’re a broker on active status, it’s important to maintain your license’s value. This means that you need to complete at least eight hours of continuing education every two years. This includes the required ethics course, as well as the required three hours in a mandatory topic. In addition, you need to complete the pre-licensure education courses within your license term. For example, you need to complete the pre-license instructor certificate.

Buying Women’s Reading Glasses Online

When it comes to choosing the right pair of , you can look to classic, traditional styles and professional styles. Classic styles will add class to any formal occasion. They will also complement your style while providing clear vision. Buying your glasses online will save you time and money. If you don’t know what style you want, try these tips to help you make the best choice. After all, you want to look and feel great!


If you’re looking for a pair of women’s reading glasses that are both fashionable and functional, you may want to consider one of the popular brands. Warby Parker is a classic and convenient brand that has become more expensive. However, if you’re comfortable spending more money on your reading glasses, you might want to try one of its lines. The company provides a one-year scratch-free guarantee.

When shopping for women’s reading glasses, it’s important to know your face shape and the type of lenses you need. These factors will determine which frame style and lens type you need. The next step is to try on several pairs. When selecting a pair, make sure the frames fit correctly. Depending on your prescription and face shape, you’ll want to choose a frame that has a slightly larger bridge than you normally would.

Diopter chart

A diopter chart for women’s reading glasses can be printed at home for the purpose of determining the strength of your reading glasses. To use this chart, you will need to read the top line of the chart without the help of glasses, then move down the lines to the first line of clarity, which means that you have the right magnification. To test each eye separately, you can use a chart with different lines for each eye.

The chart will have rows of words written at varying font sizes. If you are using the chart to find the strength of your reading glasses, hold it at approximately 14 inches away from your eyes. Try reading the top line without glasses, then continue doing so until you are able to read the entire line without your glasses. If you need stronger or weaker reading glasses, visit an eye care professional who will provide you with a pair of glasses that will meet your requirements.


If you’re looking for a stylish way to complement your outfit, consider a new pair of colorful womens reading glasses. These fashionable eyeglasses offer a comfortable, custom-like fit and come in a variety of fun colors. Spring temples and lightweight materials also make for a great pair of womens eyeglasses. To make a bold style statement, try a pair of full frame reader glasses.

Choose the color that complements your eyes. Women with brown eyes look best with warm colors, including gold and tortoiseshell patterns. Hazel eyes pair well with yellow and orange colored glasses, while blue and green eyes look best with pink or purple shades. Brown, hazel, and green eyes are contrasting hues and complement various colors. Choose glasses that complement your eye color for a stylish look that won’t make you look like an amateur!


Women’s reading glasses price ranges widely. The cheapest options will be in a lower price range, while the most expensive ones will be on the high end. But if you’re concerned about the quality of your glasses, you may want to try a brand with a good reputation. Warby Parker, for example, has a good reputation and offers a one-year no-scratch guarantee.

You should also look for durable, flexible frames. Plastic frames will hold their shape better, but metal frames are more durable and may provide more protection from blue light. Some companies offer lifetime breakage warranties on frames and lenses, and some offer five different colors. While some companies charge a higher price, this is probably the best deal on a pair of quality glasses. You can save a lot of money on women’s reading glasses by doing a bit of research beforehand.

Choosing the Right Dog Food For Cooked Bernard Puppies

Choosing the right dog food for your Saint Bernard puppy can be a difficult task, especially if you have never owned one before. You need to understand all the nutrition facts and what foods your dog needs to be healthy. Here are some tips to help you choose the right dog food for your beloved pet. Keep reading to learn more about the nutritional content of Nutro formula, how to choose a dog food for your elderly Saint Bernard, and how to choose the right puppy food.

Salmon-based recipe for Saint Bernard puppies

Among the best dog food for Saint Bernards, Nutro Ultra Large Breed Adult is a great choice. It is packed with high-quality protein sources like chicken and salmon, while avoiding grains and fillers. Another advantage of this formula is its low-carbohydrate content and free-from preservatives and artificial colors. Even better, it’s manufactured right here in the USA! Here’s more information on this recipe:

Carbohydrates in Nutro formula

When feeding your cooked Bernard on puppy, it’s important to understand the types of carbohydrates in their food and what they need. While protein provides energy, complex carbs provide the right balance of nutrients to help your pup maintain a healthy body. The best sources of complex carbs are sweet potato, brown rice, chickpea, and whole grain options. Carbohydrates are essential for your dog’s diet, because they help your puppy maintain the right level of energy throughout the day.

Choosing a dog food for an aging Saint Bernard

Choosing the right food for an aging Saint Bernard requires a combination of protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and fiber. It should also contain plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Choose meat-based proteins from premium sources instead of by-product meals, which are of inferior quality. Complex carbohydrates are essential for a Saint Bernard’s diet, as they provide the dog with energy throughout the day.

Size of a Saint Bernard puppy

While the AKC ranks the Saint Bernard as the 48th most popular dog breed in the United States, they are still very big and imposing. As such, training is essential. This breed is friendly and patient with people, but can be stubborn and protective in certain situations. Early socialization is key to a happy, well-rounded dog. It’s best to start early with a Saint Bernard puppy’s training. Listed below are tips to keep in mind when choosing the right size of Saint Bernard puppy.

Care of a Saint Bernard after puberty

The most common health concerns for Saint Bernards after puberty are painful joint conditions and deteriorated eyes. As a breed, Saint Bernards are at a higher risk of developing hip dysplasia, a condition that leads to limited mobility, lameness, and pain. This disease affects large breed dogs and is treatable with preventative measures and a balanced diet. To prevent these problems, it is important to divide your Saint’s daily food into two or three meals. Aim to keep the food bowl off the floor to prevent this condition.

Tour Southwestern US National Parks

Tour Southwestern US National Parks

One of the most spectacular regions of the United States is the American Southwest. You can’t go wrong with an itinerary for this region, which includes out-of-this-world stops like the hoodoos and a landscape reminiscent of Mars. You’ll also have the chance to explore the incredible national parks of Arizona and Utah. Take a road trip through these amazing places and you’ll be amazed by the diverse landscapes, history, and geology of these awe-inspiring national parks.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National, located near the town of Albuquerque, can choose between guided tours and self-guided underground trails. The self-guided tours are a good choice for short visits, but ranger-led tours can go deeper into the caverns and teach visitors about the history of the park. You can also visit the park’s gift shop and cafe.

Trail of the Ancients

Mesa Verde National Park is one of the most spectacular and well-preserved cliff dwellings in the world. A visit to this National Park is one of the highlights of your trip to the Southwestern US. It is also worth noting that you don’t need to take a guided tour in the visitor center to see it. The Trail of the Ancients includes more than 500 archaeological sites, making it a bucket list National Park to check out.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

During your trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, you will be awestruck by the different types of sand dunes. You will be able to choose between crescent, star-shaped, and linear dunes. In the southern portion of the dunes, there are fewer footprints. In lower parts of the dunes, you can even find white tiles under the sand. These are the remains of a former lake. Throughout the dunes, you will see Mesquite trees, which provide a habitat for many types of wildlife.

Bryce Canyon National Park

For the perfect hike, head to Bryce Canyon National Park. This park features unique rock formations known as hoodoos. These rock formations are only found in a few places in the world, including Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon is one of the best places in the United States to stargaze. The scenery of this national park will truly take your breath away.


A city of red rock formations, Sedona, Arizona, sits almost midway between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. The town is known for its mystical energy and massive red rock structures, which are known as vortexes. Its moderate climate promotes year-round outdoor activities. The city offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails, world-class restaurants, championship golf courses, unique shops, and posh spa resorts.

Things to Consider Before Getting a Body Piercing

Before getting, you should know a few important tips. Infections and complications can occur as a result of body piercing, which is why safety standards are very important. The following tips can help you avoid these problems and make the experience as safe as possible. Listed below are the basic things to consider before getting a body piercing. Read on to learn more. Also, don’t forget to ask your piercing professional for advice about what kinds of products and techniques are safe and which ones don’t.

Infections after body piercing

If you have recently had a body piercing, you’re likely to have concerns about infections. There are many different types of infections that can arise from this activity. Some of these infections are caused by the common commensals that are present on your skin. Others are the result of poor hygiene and body piercing technique. No matter what kind of body piercing you’ve had, you should always Piercing Supplies consult a doctor to make sure that you are not susceptible to any infection.

The most common type of infection after body piercing occurs at the puncture site. This is known as granulomas and is characterized by the accumulation of fluid. Fortunately, this condition is usually treatable with a silver nitrate pad soaked in warm water. However, if the infection persists, you should consider other treatment options. Your doctor may decide to perform surgery to remove the infection if necessary.

Complications after body piercing

While the complexities of body piercing are too numerous to list here, there are a few common complications. Those with sensitive skin can develop allergic reactions to some metals. These may include tetanus, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. Other serious side effects include granuloma development and nerve damage. To protect yourself, find a piercing facility that uses hypoallergenic metals, preferably nickel-free.

The vast majority of people undergoing piercing procedures take proper care of hygiene. This may be a contributing factor in the nearly ten percent difference between the pierced and control groups. Among the controls, those with a history of complications were twice as likely to resign from body piercing than those with a clean record. Despite the study’s limitations, the authors have concluded that body piercing can be dangerous.

Safety standards for body piercing

There are a few safety standards that every body piercing studio must adhere to. They should be very clean, separate from common areas, and have a proper autoclave for sterilizing all instruments. The piercing equipment must be clean and sterilized, and the piercers must wear new latex gloves during procedures. Lastly, they should have sterile equipment and must open packages before every piercing session.

As an example, non-certified 316L stainless steel is not safe for use in body piercing. The same goes for other types of stainless steel. Stainless steel that is certified by ASTM is considered safe. It is worth noting that these standards are based on medical device standards for orthopedic implants and joint replacements. However, they are not applicable to body jewelry. A reputable body piercing studio will use only certified stainless steel.