***The definition of irony: Obama administration urges new French president not to raise taxes and increase spending for the sake of the world economy. What the...
President Obama’s spokesman warned the new socialist president-elect of France not to implement his campaign agenda of ending austerity measures, indicating that such a reversal could damage the world economy.
“A balanced approach . . . Both fiscal consolidation and efforts to boost the recovery is the right approach for Europe,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. “That’s an approach that he thinks ensures that the recovery continues while putting our fiscal house in order.”
Where to start...? He's telling France NOT to do what he and his Dem cohorts are doing here, for the sake of the world economy. I'm speechless. No, really.
***Oh. Well, then. Might as well hang it up now, Mitt.
Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and his wife Ann were at game, which was held at Boston’s TD Garden. A picture of them in the crowd was shown on TNT, which along with CNN is part of Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting division.
“We are going to beat you like a drum in November. But don’t take it personally. I like you. You seem like a nice guy. But you’re going down bro,” Barkley said on the TNT broadcast, after seeing Romney in the crowd.
I mean, if a tower of intelligence like Charles Barkley says you're goin' down, you're goin' down...
***Another underwear bomber caught. Hang him up by his toes.
***Check out these sandcastles!
***Oh, for heaven's sake. Massachusetts to ban bake sales. Oh yeah, the fat kids'll just completely stop buying sweets. That'll work! Too bad the government can't find anything to do besides tell us what to eat.
***Standing up to the anti-bullying bully, Dan Savage. Way to go, Jake.
***U.S. hostage to Obama: My life is in your hands.
*** I TRUSTED YOU...
A new minister was walking with an older, more seasoned minister in the garden one day.
Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some advice.
The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any of the petals.
The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for his life and ministry.
But, because of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact. It wasn't long before he realized how impossible this was to do.
Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud, without tearing it, the older preacher began to recite the following poem...
It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So, I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step along the way.
The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord and Savior knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.