Thursday, July 26, 2012

Abnormal

***Yep, that's me. Got up at 2:30 a.m. I'm taking my Mom around on her Meals on Wheels route today, so I have to make up that time somewhere! Who needs sleep anyway...??

***Leaks risk US lives. Of course they do.


***Supporters vow to keep cross in veterans tribute. It's unbelievable that this was ruled "unconstitutional." That's crazy.

For decades, there has been a First Amendment battle raging over the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, Calif., where a large cross anchors a tribute to Korean War veterans.
Because it sits on public property, the American Civil Liberties Union has long argued that the cross amounts to an unconstitutional entanglement of government and religion. 

There is no such constitutional ban.

***House passes "Audit the Fed." Any bets on how far this will get in the Democrat controlled Senate?

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation to subject Federal Reserve monetary policy to audits, although the measure is expected to die in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

The legislation written by Republican representative Ron Paul, whose anti-Fed crusade prompted a presidential bid and his grass-roots folk-hero status, passed the House by a 327-98 vote on Wednesday, exceeding the two-thirds majority needed.

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To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.
I believe that the most lawless and inordinate loves are less contrary to God’s will than a self-invited and self-protective lovelessness. It is like hiding the talent in a napkin and for much the same reason ‘I knew thee that thou wert a hard man.’  Christ did not teach and suffer that we might become, even in the natural loves, more careful of our own happiness. If a man is not uncalculating towards the earthly beloveds whom he has seen, he is none the more likely to be so towards God whom he has not. We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as the way in which they should break, so be it.

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

***The battle for ballot integrity in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania is, for the moment, ground zero in the battle over voter fraud. In March, Pennsylvania’s legislature enacted a law that requires identification for voting. The ACLU has sued to enjoin enforcement of the law; a trial on its lawsuit began today and is expected to last for around a week. This illustrates how low the ACLU has fallen. Voting illegally–that’s a “civil right!” But how about not having your vote canceled by the ballot of an illegal voter? Is that a civil right? Naahh.

 Unbelievable.

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***Gun sales jump in Colorado.

***Obama creating African-American education office. Sheesh...

***"Star Wars" villains raise money for Make-A-Wish.

Sometimes villains can be the good guys. Especially when it comes to helping sick children. An auction of 50 customized stormtrooper helmets at the "Star Wars" Celebration V in Orlando, Florida, raised a little more than $50,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sunday. Auction organizer Chris Romines, a member of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion, a group of volunteers who dress up as "Star Wars" characters, came up with the idea for the helmet auction about two years ago. For the past 18 months, he dedicated much of the free time he didn't spend dressed up in white plastic to putting together the eclectic group of artists who were given the instructions "Do whatever you want."

***What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.  ~Jewish Proverb

***Have a great day!
 

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