Thursday, May 31, 2012

Alarming and Undemocratic!

***Anyone who raises more money than Obama MUST be racist!!

David Axelrod is purporting to be alarmed by a Politico story on how Republican super PACs are planning to spend $1 billion on the election.

It's quite all right, though, for Democrats to collect millions from Big Labor.  Geez, these people...

***You gotta be kidding...Media Matters is claiming journalistic bias against Obama? Gimme a break.

***RINO NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again. Now he wants to ban sodas over 16 oz. Yeah, that'll work.

New York City mayor Bloomberg is looking to extend his precious nanny state to unprecedented proportions. He’s now trying to snatch frosty cold sodas from the hands of millions of parched New Yorkers. Any soda over 16 ounces could soon be banned from the shelves of NYC stores.

No more Venti Starbucks, Big Gulps, etc. Tell me again why this jerk calls himself a Republican? More here.

***Walker holds edge ahead of recall vote this Tuesday. Too bad the Democrats haven't been able to suppress the news of the success his policies have been. 

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Tom Barrett 50 percent to 44 percent, according to a poll released ahead of the state's high-profile recall election Tuesday.
The independent Marquette University Law School telephone survey released Wednesday surveyed 720 registered voters and had a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

***
***The Tiger, by William Blake
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? 

They quote the first part of this on The Mentalist, so I looked it up to read the whole poem. I like it.


This is a little awkward.
President Barack Obama can't seem to stop bad-mouthing the record of former President George W. Bush. But on Thursday, Obama is going to welcome his predecessor and proudly preside as Bush's image and legacy are enshrined at the White House forever.
Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will join Bush and his wife, Laura, as their official portraits are unveiled. The incumbent is keeping up a presidential tradition typically defined by cheer and graciousness, but not without some uneasiness.
Hardly a day goes by without Obama or his aides talking about the mess they inherited — meaning, from Bush.

Bush, being the class act that he is, will handle it gracefully. The Obamas, on the other hand, probably won't. Because they don't have any class.

***Another Obama gaffe on foreign soil. Honestly, liberals, and you called Dubya an embarrassment?

***Summer blockbusters through the years.

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***
"Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost."

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Really??!!

***Okay, I guess 3:00 a.m. isn't early enough. I woke up at 2:00 a.m., and that was it. Couldn't go back to sleep, so I figured I might as well go ahead and get up and be productive.

***Teaching dependency.

Today, predictably, the New York Times criticized Congress for limiting unemployment benefit extensions -- that is, 99 weeks of assistance:
The checks are stopping for the people who have the most difficulty finding work: the long-term unemployed. More than five million people have been out of work for longer than half a year. Federal benefit extensions, which supplemented state funds for payments up to 99 weeks, were intended to tide over the unemployed until the job market improved.
The NYT calls these cuts "premature."
But the article also points out:
...unemployment benefits prolong joblessness and simply transfer wealth from one area of the economy to another without contributing to growth.
Exactly. Government handouts undermine job growth. They reward dependency.

And that is *exactly* what the Democrats want. Dependency on the government for our every need. When the government is sending you goodies, you vote for the people who'll keep them coming. 

***No surprise here: Romney clinches GOP nomination. We gotta get behind him now, people. It's either him or Obama.


***Beware the zombie bees.

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***Brace yourself, this will come as quite a shock: Obama Administration stonewalling corruption investigation.

***How to start running. Yeah, like that's gonna happen. I did get out and walk yesterday. I've really been lax with my exercising, gotta get back into it. I'm hoping I can get a break to lap swim today. Hope I don't fall asleep in the water...

***The 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. I'd love to see that someday. 



***Facebook freefall. Maybe that IPO thing wasn't such a great idea after all...


Basic Christianity, by John Stott
The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Desiring God, by John Piper
How Now Shall We Live?, by Chuck Colson
Knowing God, by J.I. Packer
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

I've only read a couple of those...need to get a move on!

***                                                Yo! What up??



***Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book

***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

McDonald's Caves Again

***Y'know, stuff like this is enough to make me get my sugar free lattes somewhere else. The perpetually offended Muslims have succeeded in telling an American business what to do yet again:

According to a report appearing today (5/27/12) on the Arabic news website, Kermalkom.com, the McDonald’s fast food restaurant “abused the Prophet Muhammad by placing his name at the base of a toy that is being distributed as part of the Happy Meal, a toy which steps on the name ‘Muhammad.’”
The toy consists of a blue superhero figurine… It stands on one leg, and, when the lever is pressed, it pounds on the base with the other leg. According to the Saudis, the designs that appear all around the base, where the figurine stomps its foot, is really the name “Muhammad” written several times in circles…
Saudis, “demanding the strongest possible punishment for the restaurant” and insisting that “they will not be silent until this is realized,” further complained how such an obvious insult could pass the supervision of the management at McDonalds.

Oh please. You can see for yourself the Power Ranger obviously insulting the Prophet here.

In response, McDonald’s issued a statement saying, “Get a life, you losers.” Whoops, I mean, of course, McDonald’s has immediately withdrawn the Islamophobic toy from all its restaurants.

***Gonna have to make this fast. I couldn't sleep last night, so I got up for a while to type at about midnight, then reset my alarm. At least that's what I thought I did. Apparently I turned it off instead. Woke up at almost 7:00, darnit.

***Romney has commanding lead over Obama with veterans. Well duh.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee led the incumbent president 58-34 percent among U.S. veterans polled by Gallup over the past two months. The polling firm noted in its latest report that veterans, which make up 13 percent of the adult population, are mostly older men -- who have tended to support Romney in this race. 

***                                      RAWR!! I Scare You?



***Obama continues to refuse to release his college transcripts. Sure makes you wonder what's in there, doesn't it?

***What an idiot: Al Sharpton says GOP wants to "wipe out innocent people like Hitler's Germany."

***That oughta do it...



***
There was a story of a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a disease and needed blood from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying,
"Yes, I'll do it if it will save Liza."
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?" Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.

***The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree
I planted; they have torn me, and I bleed.
I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage


***Have a great day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Home of the Free, Because of the Brave

***Never forget it!



***President Reagan's 1986 Memorial Day speech.

And we owe them something, those boys. We owe them first a promise: That just as they did not forget their missing comrades, neither, ever, will we. And there are other promises. We must always remember that peace is a fragile thing that needs constant vigilance. We owe them a promise to look at the world with a steady gaze and, perhaps, a resigned toughness, knowing that we have adversaries in the world and challenges and the only way to meet them and maintain the peace is by staying strong.


***As you head to the beach, take a moment to remember this one.


***Flower Power: Donated roses honor freedom's heroes at Arlington Cemetery.

Great story.

***Of course, a twit from MSNBC is "uncomfortable" calling our fallen soldiers "heroes." 

Yep, you read that headline right. Chris Hayes, of MSNBC's Sunday morning show "Up with Chris Hayes," says he's uncomfortable ascribing valorous terms to fallen military because it's "rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war."

I'm uncomfortable calling you a human being.

***Athletes killed in action. We all remember Pat Tillman. Here are some others who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.



***CIA remembers those lost in covert War on Terror.

***
Here is "Battle Hymn of the Republic" as written by Julia Ward Howe when she published it in February, 1862, in the Atlantic Monthly:
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on."

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me:
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

***And when you've carefully examined every feature of that soldier's face, stand up
straight and tall and smile your best smile. Thank that soldier, because it does what
some cannot or will not. It defends what it believes to be right with
it's very life.
But more important, it defends a perfect stranger - you.
And when you see a flag covered casket, stand in memorium of all the soldier's faces
you've examined. For when one of them falls, they all fall. And when one of them
stands, they all stand.
Shouldn't we stand with them?

Lilian Leader
June 2, 2006

***The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.  ~Thomas Campbell

***Have a great day!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Great Start!

***Yesterday was a great start to the holiday weekend. Had a houseful for dinner, cornhole, presents, etc for Emily's birthday. We had a great time! Peter helped me at the grill, he's a really good grillmaster. What a week last week, though, my entire body aches. Getting the painting done and the house back in order before yesterday was really hard work, but worth it. The rest of my holiday weekend will be spent here in front of my computer, but that's okay. I'm thankful for the work.

***Brett Kimberlin, Scum of the Earth. If you haven't heard about him, you really need to pay attention. He's the equivalent of William Ayers - guilty as sin, free as a bird. Lefties love guys like him.

Kimberlin is, as Mark Tapscott writes at the Washington Examiner, a sinister enemy of free speech. The question is, how did Kimberlin go from convicted bomber and perjurer to free man receiving funding for leftwing activism. Sweetness and Light’s Ed Barnes clears that up: Kimberlin was the man who falsely claimed that he sold marijuana to Dan Quayle in the 1970s.
Kimberlin, a convicted bomber and drug dealer, learned that lesson in 1988, when he claimed from his prison cell that he had been Dan Quayle’s marijuana dealer in college. The claim got a lot of attention because Quayle was running for vice president of the United States at the time.
Now, 22 years later, Kimberlin has taken that lesson and made unfounded accusations a profession of sorts. Using two popular leftist blogs, the 56-year-old from Bethesda, Md., has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public and left-leaning foundations by promising to put conservatives he disagrees with in jail, often with offers of large rewards. So far — without success — he has called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue, Massey Energy Chairman Don Blankenship and other high-profile public figures.

More here.

***Choomaquiddick?

***German teen solves 300 year old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton.

***George Clooney's prom picture:



I only draw your attention to this so I can draw your attention to the first comment:

"What? Barack Obama wasn't his date??"

***Love this picture...



***340 lb woman pepper sprays and spits on workers trying to stop her from shoplifting. Charming.

The Georgia woman, 26, was so determined to shoplift beer, bacon, cheese, and chicken wings from a Piggly Wiggly that she punched, spit at, and pepper-sprayed store workers who confronted her as she tried to flee the supermarket Wednesday afternoon, according to cops.
Appling, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, allegedly hid items worth $88.27 in a canvas bag. She “attempted to check out, only putting one item on the counter,” according to a worker quoted in an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report.
When a Piggly Wiggly employee--who had been tipped to the pilfering by a shopper--asked Appling about the concealed items, she tried to exit the store. After worker Jonathan Orr tried to stop Appling, she “pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed him in the face.”
Appling kept spraying as several workers tried to keep her from fleeing. The 340-pound Appling also allegedly punched Orr in the face and spit on the 28-year-old employee. As she successfully bolted from the Athens store, Appling “was dropping beer cans out of her purse.”

***Teach them why they died so that we might live.


And there are so many things to teach our children these days, from being careful on the Internet to making wise choices in music and television.  Back in my day, watching too much TV may have turned minds mushy, but an overdose of Gilligan’s Island didn’t compromise morals like much of the fare threatens to do to kids today.

So there are a lot of new things to teach our children. Important things. Critical things. But I would urge every parent to teach their children one more thing this weekend and emphasize it all the year through:memday3.jpg

Teach them about the meaning behind Memorial Day.

Teach them about the men and women who died so that all of us could live in freedom.

Teach them that what we have in America is rare, an all-volunteer military who willingly risks everything on our behalf.

Teach them that Memorial Day is more than the traditional start of summer. It’s a day to remember that over one million Americans have died in wars on behalf of those in this nation.  These numbers are astounding, but even more sobering is the reality that behind every number is a name, and an entire world that was changed when that soldier didn’t come home.


***                                           Perfect Landing!



***
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
William Arthur Ward
 
***Have a great day!
 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

OK with Mysogyny

***More liberal hypocrisy:

With two incidents that were reported yesterday, the left is showing that it’s just fine with misogyny and violence against women as long as the women in question aren’t card-carrying liberal feminists. As David Weigel mentioned on his Slate blog, Donna Dewitt, the outgoing president of AFL-CIO South Carolina, bashed a piñata bearing a photograph of Gov. Nikki Haley, while men and women in the crowd shouted “Whack her harder” and “hit her again.” Dewitt continues to smack the piñata long after it’s knocked down, which is a nice touch.

Elsewhere, Hustler has published an image—“a composite fantasy” in the magazine’s description—of conservative commentator S.E. Cupp with a phallus in her mouth. Hustler’s reasoning? “Cupp … is undeniably cute. But her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood.” So let’s shut her up. And, even better,  use a penis to do it.

Liberals really are despicable.

***Lots of company coming today! We're celebrating Emily's birthday a bit early. We have to do it when she and Peter are both off, so today's the day! Needless to say, I ain't ready yet so we're up early to get stuff done. Can't wait to see them!

***Faith leaders outline threats to religious freedom.

The conference outlined three major threats to religious freedom: The first is the government mandate that religious institutions, such as hospitals and universities, act contrary to their conscience by offering birth control coverage to their employees. The second is what religious leaders say is a threat to the autonomy of religious organizations to choose their own leaders.
The third issue, a key one, is religious principles in in everyday life, like pharmacists who object for moral reasons to carrying what believers equate to abortion-causing drugs or religious student groups being marginalized on school campuses. One example of the latter is the fight at Vanderbilt University over its non-discrimination policy, requiring student religious groups be open to anyone, even those who don't hold to their beliefs.

***Meat and nuts, breakfast of champions!

***


***Another idiot Democrat heard from...

We’ve heard the argument for some time now that voter ID laws are raaaaacist. But now, not only are these laws racist but they are treasonous!
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat (duh), says that Republicans are pushing voter ID laws because they don’t have winning issues and are, instead, relying on changing the rules of the game. But then she goes on to say, “Efforts to suppress voting are not just selfish, there not just short-sighted. Voter restriction laws, that lead to an outcome based upon process instead upon merit, might be labeled – and I imagine even by our founding fathers – as treasonous.”

You could fill volumes with the idiotic musings of Granholm.
Yup, requiring you to prove you're who you say you are before you vote is now an act of treason according to this colossal twit. Sheesh.

***
RUSH: All of our soldiers who have died fighting communism. All of our soldiers who have died fighting National Socialism. It's more than just a day off. We're in the midst of a presidential campaign where one of the candidates, the incumbent, is running against capitalism on a weekend where we remember, honor, and memorialize those who fought and gave their lives defending it. Take a moment to think about that this weekend as you go about the other aspects of your day.

***The Post-Obama American Economic Boom

***God's amazing creation...




***From A Gift of Inspiration:

Strength versus Weakness

The following is the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move.

'Sensei,' the boy finally said, 'Shouldn't I be learning more moves?'
'This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know,' the sensei replied.
Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.
Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.
This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a
time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.

'No,' the sensei insisted, 'Let him continue.'
Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake; He dropped his guard and instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.
On the way home, the boy and the sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.
'Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?'
'You won for two reasons,' the sensei answered. 'First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.'
The boy's biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.

Written by Joel Garfinkle


The Obama campaign blasted presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney Friday for his comments on a visit to an inner-city school that smaller class sizes are not a guarantee of a good education.
“I’m not sure what universe he’s operating in,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, speaking to reporters on behalf of the president’s reelection campaign. “It’s clear that Mitt Romney is out of touch with reality.”

Romney's absolutely right. During  my elementary school days, before the NEA and Democrats ruined education with their political and self worth claptrap, all of my classes were 20-30 students and we did just fine. It's the quality of the content that's the problem today, not class size. The Democrats have to keep their NEA bros happy, though. That's far more important than the education of our kids to them.

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                                                   DARTH DOGGIE!!!



 ***"It is not for glory or riches or honours that we fight, but only for liberty, which no good man will consent to lose but with his life." -- The Declaration of Arbroath, a reply to the Papal Bulls excommunicating Robert Bruce for recapturing Berwick, as sent to Pope John XXII on behalf of the community of the realm of Scotland, 1320 A.D.

***Have a great day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Home Improvement

***We've been painting and doing a little sprucing up inside our home. People who enjoy doing home improvement work are in need of clinical help. I hate it!

***This still amazes me. I wrote about it yesterday, but I'm so flabbergasted I gotta do it again. Barack Obama is being touted as a "fiscal conservative."  Why in the world would they use this strategy when it is so easily debunked?

It might seem incredible that a president who has signed into law the largest federal spending in history, who has run up $5 trillion in new debt, who has submitted budgets that propose increasing the national debt to $22 trillion–budgets so extreme that not a single member of either the House or the Senate would vote for them, two years running–would somehow try to pass himself off as a fiscal conservative. But in politics, nothing, apparently, is impossible. This is the Obama campaign’s new theme: Obama as the green-eyeshade fiscal conservative.

Hey, go for it guys. We WANT attention drawn to his fiscal policies rather than the other petty stuff they've been trying to distract us with. Check out Jay Carney's brilliance: "Obama is joining Jimmy Carter as one of the great fiscal conservatives of modern times." How do these guys sleep at night?

You really can’t make this stuff up. Here are the federal budget deficits for the fiscal years 2005 through 2012 (2012 is estimated):

2005: 318,000,000,000
2006: 248,000,000,000
2007: 161,000,000,000
The Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007, one-third of the way through FY 2007.
2008: 459,000,000,000
Now we get to the Obama administration.
2009: 1,413,000,000,000
2010: 1,293,000,000,000
2011: 1,300,000,000,000
2012: 1,327,000,000,000

***NYC public school makes learning Arabic mandatory.

An upper Manhattan public elementary school will be the first in the city to require that students study Arabic, officials said yesterday.
Beginning next semester, all 200 second- through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes — putting it on equal footing with science and music courses.
One reason Principal Nicky Kram Rosen selected Arabic — as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French — is because it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate standing.

Baloney. It's Muslim pandering. 

***Hot Diggity Dog: 5 tips for making the perfect hot dog. We're cooking out for Emily's birthday tomorrow, maybe I'll try some of these!


Ew. Not that one.

***Summer guide to music and theater. Emily & I used to go to shows a lot. Ball State has a lot of great shows at Emens Auditorum, we've seen Riverdance, South Pacific, and many other shows there. The Murat in Indianapolis and the theater at Butler (I forget the name of it) also bring in a lot good shows, we've seen Cats, Lord of the Dance, Stomp, The Lion King, and a bunch of others there. I miss doing that!
***Half of Detroit's streetlights may be turned off as city shrinks. This is what happens when you let liberals run things. Yet they'll keep voting for them. Amazing.


***Crafty ideas: Gotta show this first one to my sister...








***This is kinda long, but one of my favorites from this poet:

The Sleep  
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Of all the thoughts of God that are  
Borne inward unto souls afar,  
Along the Psalmist's music deep,  
Now tell me if that any is,  
For gift or grace, surpassing this— 
'He giveth His belovèd sleep'?  
  
What would we give to our beloved?  
The hero's heart to be unmoved,  
The poet's star-tuned harp, to sweep,  
The patriot's voice, to teach and rouse,
The monarch's crown, to light the brows?  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
  
What do we give to our beloved?  
A little faith all undisproved,  
A little dust to overweep,  
And bitter memories to make  
The whole earth blasted for our sake.  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
  
'Sleep soft, beloved!' we sometimes say,  
But have no tune to charm away
Sad dreams that through the eye-lids creep.  
But never doleful dream again  
Shall break the happy slumber when  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
  
O earth, so full of dreary noises!
O men, with wailing in your voices!  
O delvèd gold, the wailers heap!  
O strife, O curse, that o'er it fall!  
God strikes a silence through you all,  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.
  
His dews drop mutely on the hill;  
His cloud above it saileth still,  
Though on its slope men sow and reap.  
More softly than the dew is shed,  
Or cloud is floated overhead,
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
  
Aye, men may wonder while they scan  
A living, thinking, feeling man  
Confirmed in such a rest to keep;  
But angels say, and through the word 
I think their happy smile is heard—  
'He giveth His belovèd, sleep.'  
  
For me, my heart that erst did go  
Most like a tired child at a show,  
That sees through tears the mummers leap, 
Would now its wearied vision close,  
Would child-like on His love repose,  
Who giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
  
And, friends, dear friends,—when it shall be  
That this low breath is gone from me,
And round my bier ye come to weep,  
Let One, most loving of you all,  
Say, 'Not a tear must o'er her fall;  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.' 
 
***Obamacare's religious liberty violation. Educate yourself on this!
 
***Larry Flynt: Obama has "overperformed." Well, who wouldn't want an endorsement 
from such a stand-up guy?
 
 
***Is it possible to love your spouse too much?
 
***


***I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprint. 
It's upstairs in my socks. ~~ Groucho Marx
 
***Have a great day!
 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A New Low

***Alec Baldwin is despicable. Now he's mocking Andrew Breitbart's death.

Though it’s foolish to expect civility from a man who offends the families of 9/11 victims and calls his own 11-year old daughter a “thoughtless pig,” Alec’s comments show an unrepentant disrespect for the wife and children who survived Andrew Breitbart.

***More climate hypocrisy. What do you expect from someone who calls himself Will.I.Am? Intelligence?

The Voice judge had been meeting climate change experts at Oxford University as part of a guest speaking role.
Despite his environmentally-conscious stance on green issues, the Black Eyed Peas rapper, 37, chose to take a private helicopter to the venue.
It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.

***This is interesting: Archaeologists unearth ancient Bethlehem seal.



***Still playing the race card: Now Obama's sycophants in the media are blaming racism for his dismal performance in the Kentucky and Arkansas primaries. Right. It can't have anything to do with his dismal performance as a president.

***Speaking of Obama's sycophants in the media, check out THIS headline: Federal Spending Under Obama at Historic Lows." Yep. You read that right. Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston says he has been "incredibly tight-fisted." This really is amazing.

***Heehee! This is hilarious!



***Crony capitalism on steroids.

***Dee Snider on being a broke rock star.

***


***Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet


***Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First Amendment Casualty

***Harvard Law succeeds in taking down anti-Holder Fast & Furious web site.

This is an update to my post yesterday regarding the protest organized against Eric Holder’s visit to Harvard Law School tomorrow, specifically his stonewalling the Fast and Furious investigations.  The protest was organized by a website using the name Harvard Law Unbound which has been operating since early April.
Despite the fact that Harvard Law Unbound used a banner which specifically alerted readers to the fact that it was not affiliatied with “Unbound – Harvard Journal of the Legal Left,” the editors of that Journal along with the HLS administration alleged that the website misled people as to the source of the opinion.  (See link above for details on the threats and the involvement of the HLS administration)
It is interesting that this action came only after the website challenged Holder’s appearance tomorrow.

This is what Leftists do. They have no plausible argument, so they just try to silence the opposition.

***Have you heard about the street in San Francisco they've named after Crazy Nancy Pelosi? Love this cartoon over at National Review Online:


Click to enlarge.

***Did Obama have lower SAT scores than George W. Bush? I'd be willing to bet that he did. Otherwise, he wouldn't be hiding them so fiercely, would he?

If Obama’s SAT scores were near the average of the transfer students entering Columbia in the fall of 1981, he would have scored significantly lower than George W. Bush, whose combined math and verbal scores were 1206 out of a possible 1600 points (as revealed by the New Yorker in 1999).
In his autobiography, Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama describes himself as an unfocused high school student whose mother scolded him for being a "loafer" (142). He describes his attitude toward his studies at Occidental as “indifferent” (146), calling himself a “bum” who abused drugs (138) and who was notorious for partying all weekend (165).

My goodness, that would have all been front page news for the entire political cycle in the last presidential election if he had been a Republican.

***Mr. Brilliance Biden blames the Tea Party for the bad economy. Yep, it's the Tea Party who has held at least 2/3 of the government since 2006. What a colossal nincompoop.

***Notre Dame Sues - what you can do. Not hearing much about the Catholic lawsuits against the Obama Administration's unconstitutional mandate which forces religious institutions to provide medical coverage which violates their beliefs, are you? The media in this country are doing everything they can to protect their Golden Boy. Imagine if a Republican were in office and he had 43 Catholic institutions bringing lawsuits against his administration. Think we'd be hearing a little more about it? Remember the wall-to-wall coverage when Dan Quayle spelled "potato" incorrectly? Yeah, I guess that was more important.

***Well, THAT would make you quit drinking...



***Prayers for Nancy Reagan. She fell and broke some ribs. What a classy First Lady she was.

***Miley Cyrus continues on her voyage to Slutdom. Sorry - that's just the way it is.

***Watch that first step...



***"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -- Mark Twain

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shakespeare on Obama

***From Instapundit

But ’tis a common proof
that lowliness is young ambition’s ladder
whereto the climber upward turns his face
But when he once attains the utmost round,
he then unto the ladder turns his back
looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
by which he did ascend. So Caesar may.

***Obama's cooked books. Oh, for some media curiosity...


Obama administration officials may have pressured government contractors to change job loss estimates associated with coal regulations, audio recordings reveal.
The tapes show that unnamed officials with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) asked government contractors to change their calculations of job losses associated with the Stream Protection Rule.
A preliminary draft of an environmental impact statement estimated that up to 7,000 coalminers could lose their jobs under the administration’s “preferred” regulation. After a leaked copy of the report went public, officials asked the contractors to compare job estimates to a model in which another regulation was enforced, rather than the real world numbers.
“It’s not the real world, this is rulemaking,” an OSM official tells a skeptical contractor on the recording.

Business as usual for this crooked bunch.

***7 bizarre diagnoses from House, M.D.  I really liked the first three seasons of House. The 4th season was okay, but I didn't really like the new team members. Starting with season 5, though, it slowly became unwatchable. In the first 3 seasons House was a jerk, but he had a good side and you could sympathize with him. They have evolved him into someone you love to hate, though, and the show became little more than a sleazy soap opera. Just my 2 cents, worth what you paid for it.

***                                              Nice Shot!



***Five ways to organize your office, stylishly. When we're finished with redoing our family room and I get all this stuff out of my office, I intend to reorganize. I'm more efficient when my office is not cluttered. It really does make a difference.

***Facebook slips 11% already? Maybe a bit too much hype, ya think?

***Now that's just tacky: Reagan blood vial up for auction in England.

***                                Gettin' down with my bad self...




***The Girl I Used To Be

She came tonight as I sat alone,
the girl I used to be,
And she gazed at me with her earnest eyes,
and questioned reproachfully,
Have you forgotten the many plans,
and hopes I had for you?
The great career,
the splendid fame,
all the wonderful things to do?
Where is the mansion of stately height,
with all of its gardens rare?
The silken robes that I dreamed for you,
and the shining jewels in your hair?
And as she spoke,
I was very sad,
for I wanted her pleased with me,
This slender girl from the shadowy past,
the girl I used to be.

So gently rising,
I took her hand and guided her up the stairs,
Where peacefully sleeping,
my babies lay, innocent, sweet and fair,
And I told her that these are my only gems,
and precious they are to me,
That silken robe is my motherhood,
of costly simplicity,
And my mansion of stately height is love,
and the only career I know,
Is serving each day in these sheltered walls,
for the dear ones who come and go,
And as I spoke to my shadowy guest,
she smiled through her tears at me,
And I saw the woman that I am now,
pleased the girl that I used to be!
(Author Unknown, Source Unknown)


***Democrats turn on Obama's Bain attack ad. Well, at least some of them have some sense. 

***          Beautiful.



***Everyone must choose one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.  ~Jim Rohn

***Have a great day!
 

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Press Does its Best

...to help Obama, that is. Case in point, this laughable headline:

"Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?"

Of course, there is no evidence in the article, none, to support the headline. Big deal. Their aim is the all too common headline-believer. They just want to put this idea into the heads of the uninformed, and their job is done. I know far too many people who will read that one line and believe it. That's the press's aim, don't doubt it.

***Robin Gibb, R.I.P. Who can forget the disco era and that falsetto voice?

***From the "News You Can't Live Without" dept: How to iron your shirts without an iron.
I use the throw it back into the dryer with a damp towel method, myself.

***The Smug Beach Diet. Oh, this one is gonna upset some people. You gotta admit, many vegetarians/vegans ARE jerks. But, of course, many aren't.

The biggest problem with vegetarians, and their most Puritan variation—Vegans—is not so much their holier-than-thou attitude (after all, most enthusiasts, from fitness freaks to fundamentalists, have the same attitude), but the barely concealed will to power to impose veganism on the rest of us.  It is another form of the totalitarian temptation.
Social science is catching up with this perception.  A new study in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science finds that organic food eaters are . . . jerks.  From the abstract:
After viewing a few organic foods, comfort foods, or control foods, participants who were exposed to organic foods volunteered significantly less time to help a needy stranger, and they judged moral transgressions significantly harsher than those who viewed nonorganic foods. These results suggest that exposure to organic foods may lead people to affirm their moral identities, which attenuates their desire to be altruistic.

Good reason to go thaw out some steaks, eh?

***Obama pursues higher tax rates. He's relentlessly socialistic, don't ever forget that. Great piece by Michael Barone.

***                                 REDNECK KEYHOLDER



***Did you see the "Ring of Fire" last night? I missed it.



***N.C. teacher tells student he could be arrested for talking badly about Obama. This is how liberals act when they lose an argument. This is a *teacher*.

Last Monday, a high school student in North Carolina engaged his social studies teacher in a heated debate about politics and the two leading presidential candidates. During the exchange, the teacher (an obvious Obama supporter) got very angry with the student and accused him of disrespecting the president. She even went so far as to tell the boy that he could be jailed for speaking ill of Obama.

Read the whole thing. What a buffoon.

***


***If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.  ~Frank A. Clark

***Have a great day!
 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Permanent Campaign

***President Obama has held more fundraisers than previous five presidents combined. It's almost like there's nothing else to do. Poor guy must be bored. Oh, imagine the whining from the lefty bloggers if it were a Republican doing this.

***I agree wholeheartedly with this article: Why I Don't Ever Want to See Women in Combat, on the Front Lines.

***NOW held a big anti-Rush Limbaugh protest that drew...seven protesters. How embarrassing.

***Amazing. Democrats are accusing Republicans of sabotaging the economy in order to hurt Obama. That is laughable. Staying out of the Democrats' way would be the best way to do that. And...where is that budget, again? The Republicans have offered 4 budgets which have been voted down by the Democrats in the Senate - but they have offered NONE, in violation of federal law.

***10 products under $10 every kitchen needs.

***Oh, this is so true...



***Five popular myths you should not believe. What? P.T. Barnum didn't say, "There's a sucker born every minute"?

***There's a solar eclipse coming tonight.



***More Hollywood idiotism: Sarah Jessica Parker:

“As a woman, a mother, and an entrepreneur, I need to believe our country can be a place where everyone has a fair shot at success. This November’s election will determine whether we get to keep moving forward, or if we’re forced to go back to policies that ask people like my middle-class family in Ohio to carry the burden — while people like me, who don’t need tax breaks, get extra help…I hope you’ll help me welcome President Obama and the First Lady to New York. It should be fabulous.”

"Keep moving forward?" If we keep moving forward like we have been, we're going to end up like Greece, or worse. It's okay though, Sarah. Nobody expects you to be smart. Good thing.

***I'll Have Another wins the Preakness - one more jewel for the Triple Crown! If he wins the Belmont Stakes, he'll be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

***Biden says West Virginia voters who chose felon over Obama are "frustrated and angry." Ya think?

Oh yes, and it's because of the economy Obama inherited.

***


***
One day, a diver was enjoying the aquatic world 20 feet below sea level. He noticed a guy at the same depth he was, with no scuba gear on whatsoever.

The diver went below another 10 feet, but the guy joined him a minute later. The diver went below 15 more feet, and a minute later, the same guy joined him.

This confused the diver, so he took out a waterproof pad and pencil, and wrote, “Amazing! How are you able to stay this deep down without equipment?”

The guy took the pencil and pad, erased what the diver had written, and wrote, “I’m drowning, you moron!”

***High school fined $15,000 for selling soda pop during lunch. Absolutely mind-boggling.

***Finding pleasure in getting lost.

***History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ~~ Maya Angelou

***Have a great day!