Saturday, July 21, 2012

Right On Cue...

***The Left never lets a tragedy go unexploited. Before anyone knew anything about the Colorado shooter, they were blaming Rush Limbaugh, video games, and the Tea Party. Seems they never want to wait and find out the facts before starting their idiotic diatribes. And...they never want to blame the actual shooter. Why, the Right influenced him somehow! They really are beyond despicable.

***Who else, Mr. President? This is a *great* piece.

When President Barack Obama hauled off and slapped American small-business owners in the mouth the other day, I wanted to dream of my father.
But I didn't have to close my eyes to see my dad. I could do it with my eyes open.
All I had to do was think of the driveway of our home, and my dad's car gone before dawn, that old white Chrysler with a push-button transmission. It always started, but there was a hole in the floor and his feet got wet in the rain. So he patched it with concrete mix and kept on driving it to the little supermarket he ran with my Uncle George.
He'd return home long after dark, physically and mentally exhausted, take a plate of food, talk with us for a few minutes, then flop in that big chair in front of the TV. Even before his cigarette was out, he'd begin to snore.
The next day he'd wake up and do it again. Day after day, decade after decade. Weekdays and weekends, no vacations, no time to see our games, no money for extras, not even forMcDonald's. My dad and Uncle George, and my mom and my late Aunt Mary, killing themselves in their small supermarket on the South Side of Chicago.
There was no federal bailout money for us. No Republican corporate welfare. No Democratic handouts. No bipartisan lobbyists working the angles. No Tony Rezkos. No offshore accounts. No Obama bucks.

Read the whole thing, it's worth the time.

***Random fact:


***The real cause of the Colorado shooting. Good piece from Focus on the Family.

***From Inspire 21:

A Soldier's Prayer

-- Author unknown

The soldier stood and faced his God

Which must always come to pass...
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.


"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and Said,

"No, Lord, I guess I ain't...
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here...
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod...
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,
"Step forward now you soldier,
You've done your work well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."



U.S. Soldier within flames 
 
***So much for "tolerance." Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city. Guess that freedom of speech thing doesn't apply if you disagree with liberals. But we all knew that.

The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population."
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family.

***Bet this is a short list...Celebrities who are proud to be Republican.

There are a few, such as Gary Senise, Chuck Norris, and Ted Nugent, who I'm happy to say are Republican AND conservative. But Arnold Schwarzenegger? Definitely a RINO. I don't know much about the actual views of the others on the list, so I'll withhold judgment. :-)

***Pasta salad tips. I can see a few things I've been doing wrong...
 
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***Gotta give credit where credit is due. This certainly isn't my kind of music, but KISS did a private concert for members of the military at Walter Reed. Bravo, guys.

Friday night marks the official launch of Kiss‘ summer tour, a mammoth cross-country jaunt in support of the band’s upcoming album, “Monster.”
Talk to a local veteran, however, and he’ll tell you that the real tour started on Thursday evening, when Kiss staged a private show for 1,600 members of the U.S. military.
“We owe so much to the brave men and women who voluntarily put on that uniform and go to places where people don’t like them,” Gene Simmons explained earlier this week, several hours before he and his three band mates — Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer — paid a visit to patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
“The vets that we’ve met never ask for praise, glory or money,” he added. “They just want to re-enter society and get a job. We do these all-vet shows to show our appreciation, because what they do for us is beyond comprehension.”

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***I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  ~George Washington Carver

***Have a great day!
 

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