Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New York Times: Fishwrap

***Talk about in the tank for Obama, sheesh. There is not even a pretense of objective journalism at the NYT any more.

The New York Times has endorsed President Obama’s re-election and the paper is doing its best to help out any way it can. The latest move just reinforced the fact that the Times is so institutionally Democratic that it hasn’t endorsed a GOP presidential candidate during Obama’s lifetime.
That support plays out in the paper itself. New York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal's Sunday Review was wall-to-wall for Obama this past week, with two left-wing op-eds on Obama on the front page, a full-page endorsement of Obama for re-election, and three liberal columnists simultaneously obsessed with abortion, including the paper's foreign policy columnist Thomas Friedman. (Right-of-center Ross Douthat also covered women's issues, but questioned Obama's "weirdly paternalistic form of social liberalism.")

***Talk about projection - liberals say they don't think we should politicize the Sandy tragedies, then they...well, you know...

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said in November 2008.
Democrats and liberal pundits are following Emanuel’s advice and refusing to let Hurricane Sandy, which has left at least 40 dead, distract them from their political mission of preventing Mitt Romney from becoming president.
The storm and its aftermath, these liberals argue, illustrate the need for large government agencies funded by historically high levels of federal spending.

***Gore blames Sandy on global warming. Wow, didn't see that coming.

***MSNBC trashes Romney for helping out with hurricane relief. What a bunch of dunces.

***Oh, I like this one...



***Neal Boortz:

As I was preparing to head to Tulsa yesterday I choked back my gag reflex and listened to a bit to Obama speaking at the Red Cross Headquarters.  (He was there, I guess, because New York City Mayor Bloomberg told him not to come bother him while he was trying to deal with his own mess.)
Obama was really trying to look presidential.  He was standing there before the cameras – at the Red Cross, not at a government relief office – telling the government that he would tolerate no red tape, no bureaucracy, and no excuses.  The government MUST get the resources where they’re needed … NOW.  All I could think of when I heard this pompous and arrogant failure blowing smoke about the tremendous federal response was … “Hey, Obama.  Why didn’t you work as hard to get resources moving to rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens and those three brave men who tried to save his life as you are trying to rescue your hideously failed presidency?”

The man disgusts me. 

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***A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.  ~Erma Bombeck

***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Home Stretch

***One week to go. The momentum is Mitt's, but never underestimate the Democrats' willingness to do anything to win, no matter how sleazy.

***The coverup by the media in Benghazi is criminal.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1932745633001/media-coverage-of-attack-in-libya-called-into-question


*** “We know the President is at the White House today, so where is Jay Carney – and why aren’t reporters getting briefed? Maybe because he’d be asked why Obama stays up to get briefed though the night on a storm one week before Election Day, but conveniently went back sleep after learning about a terrorist murder in Benghazi?”

***PETA wants sign to memorialize fish that died in crash.  Yep, you read that right.

***Jim Daly on Halloween.

***Quarter-billion-dollar stimulus grant creates just 400 jobs. Another federal flop.

***I have a friend on Facebook whom I just love to pieces, but her politics couldn't be more opposite mine. Fortunately, we can have a good back and forth without hurting our friendship. Some of the stuff she says, though, is so over the top that it's hard to believe she falls for it. Like voter ID being oppression, only the rich get tax cuts, Republicans are racist, blah blah blah. It's like she's reading a talking points fax from Debbie Wasserman Schultz - and we all know what a monument to intelligence SHE is. Oh well. I'm thankful the election will be over soon. Gotta admit, this one has really been good for my prayer life.

***                                    AHHH! A little to the left...



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Things that took me 50 years to learn

By Dave Barry

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, it's full potential, that word would be "meetings."
3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
5. And when God, who created the entire universe with all of it's glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle...
6. You should not confuse your career with your life.
7. No matter what happens ... somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
8. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy.
9. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
10. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
11. Never lick a steak knife.
12. Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.
13. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.
14. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
15. Your friends love you anyway.

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***
The only safe ship in a storm is leadership Faye Wattleton

***Have a great day!
 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Treason?

***If the allegations are proven to be true - yep, in my opinion.

Is it treason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi.
Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
Aid and comfort to the enemy — what is that?
When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established offshoot of al-Qaeda (if that’s not your “enemy,” then who) — and you knew that all along, you watched it live without doing anything, and then you told those who wanted to help to “stand down”? Meanwhile, our government may have been conspiring to arm another offshoot of al-Qaeda in Syria.
How much more treasonous can you get? Benedict Arnold was a piker.



***Campaigning like a 10-year-old - yep.

***Madonna booed after touting Obama at New Orleans concert. Sheesh, they should have booed her as soon as she started singing.

***Romney pulling ahead in Ohio? Oh, I hope so.

***I don't know about you, but there ain't no way I'd cross this...



***Geez, another hair failure...



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How To Stop A Church Gossip

Author Unknown

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business.
Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon.
She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that every one seeing it there "WOULD KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING!"
Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away.  He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.
Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house... Walked home... and left it there all night.
(You gotta love Frank!)

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***I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. ~~ Will Rogers

***Have a great day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Here's What Happened

***Those two NavySEALs who were left out to dry are true American heroes.

Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two SEALs set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.
As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry. As we know now, that was not to be. I’m fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!

Read the whole thing.

***Michael Barone predicts Romney win. He has to, for the sake of the country.

***MSNBC now actively telling viewers how to vote. What a surprise.

***Two things diet soda does to your brain. Yikes.

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***Prayers for Marco Rubio's 12-year-old daughter.

The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in fair condition Saturday evening at Miami Children's Hospital after she was airlifted there following a golf-cart accident in a gated community, the senator's office said.

***A Windows 8 guide for the perplexed. Heck, I'm still using XP.

***
Faith
By Margaret Sangster


God knows, not I, the reason why
His winds of storm drive through my door;

I am content to live or die
Just knowing this, nor knowing more.

My Father's hand appointing me
My days and ways, so I am free. 
 
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***Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves.  ~Author Unknown
 
***Have a great day!
 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Incredible Shrinking President

***This is a great piece by Mark Steyn. Read it. Really.

We also learned that, in those first moments of the attack, a request for military back-up was made by U.S. staff on the ground but was denied by Washington. It had planes and special forces less than 500 miles away in southern Italy — or about the same distance as Washington to Boston. They could have been there in less than two hours. Yet the commander-in-chief declined to give the order. So Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods fought all night against overwhelming odds, and died on a rooftop in a benighted jihadist hellhole while Obama retired early to rest up before his big Vegas campaign stop. “Within minutes of the first bullet being fired the White House knew these heroes would be slaughtered if immediate air support was denied,” said Ty Woods’s father, Charles. “In less than an hour, the perimeters could have been secured and American lives could have been saved. After seven hours fighting numerically superior forces, my son’s life was sacrificed because of the White House’s decision.”

This is sickening, and it makes me even madder at the clueless followers who still support Obama. I'll say it again - if he's re-elected and you voted for him, the blood of the soldiers this happens to in the future is also on YOUR hands. If you can't see that Barack Obama is unfit to command our soldiers after this, I really can't understand what's wrong with you.

***The iPad of 1935:




***Obama tells MTV he won't push for gay marriage in second term. Oh...really? You mean...that was just a fundraising gimmick? Nooooo, say it isn't so...

From the comments:

“Let me be clear” at this point any voter who believes anything this man promises is either an idiot or trying to be victimized.

***Absentee ballots going to military in Afghanistan may have been burned in plane crash. Nothing to see here, move along. It's just a coincidence, really!

***Okay, I support Romney and everything, but I think this is going a bit far...



***You gotta watch this - bird poops on TV anchor live!

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***Gallup poll predicts "wave election" for GOP. Oh, I hope I hope I hope...

 In 2008, 54% of likely voters identified as Democrat or lean Democrat. 42% of likely voters identified as GOP or lean GOP. In other words, the electorate, including independents who lean towards a particular party, was D+12. This year, however, the Democrat advantage has disappeared. 49% of likely voters today identify as GOP or lean GOP. Just 46% of likely voters are or lean towards the Democrats. This is a 15-point swing towards the GOP from 2008 to an outright +3 advantage for the GOP. By comparison, in 2004, when Bush won reelection, the electorate was evenly split, with each party getting support from 48% of likely voters.

If these numbers are within even a few points of what this survey suggests, then Romney will win decisively and the GOP will pick up the Senate. We are likely standing on the edge of another GOP wave election.

As Glenn Reynolds always says, though, don't get cocky! VOTE!

***
-- Author unknown

Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?" or "Why did God have to do this to me?"  Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, "Absolutely Mom, I love your cake."
"Here, have some cooking oil," her Mother offers.
"Yuck" says her daughter.
"How about a couple raw eggs?"
"Gross, Mom!"
"Would you like some flour then?  Or maybe baking soda?"
"Mom, those are all yucky!"
To which the mother replies, "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!
God works the same way.  Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times.  But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good!  We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

***Okay, gonna be hard to beat this costume...



***Have you ever heard of the reality show "Duck Dynasty?" I haven't, but then I never watch TV, that might have something to do with it. Seems the family's Christianity makes the producers a little nervous. What a surprise.

A&E’s hit reality series “Duck Dynasty” has made celebrities out of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, his wife Kay and their bearded, camo-clad sons Willie, Jase and Jeptha, not to mention “Uncle Si,” Phil’s younger brother.DuckDynasty1.jpg

As the network portrays it, the series — whose Season 1 finale drew 2.6 million viewers — follows a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving duck call and decoy business while staying true to their family values.

For the Robertsons, those values relate to the grace and salvation found in Jesus.

But for the show’s producers, the family’s strong Christian faith seems to be an uncomfortable storyline — one frequently chopped in the editing room.


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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.~~ Lyndon B. Johnson

***Have a great day!

Friday, October 26, 2012

CREEPY

***That's the first word that comes to mind when I see Barack Obama's "First Time" ad.

Go here...dangit, I can't get it to embed. It is truly creepy, take the time to go look at it.

***Words of wisdom: I'm so thankful for my pastor and his wife, Kristina. She is such a blessing to our church, and our music program. One of the things I love about Kristina is before we do a song, she gives us some background and scripture about the particular song we'll be doing. It's very important to me that what we sing in church is doctrinally sound, and it's important to her, too. This song is called "Rescue," and is about how our hope is in the Lord, that we abide in him, and can rest in that knowledge - that there is nothing that can pluck us out of His hand. I needed to hear a calming, reassuring word last night, it was exactly what I needed. I let politics and the importance of our national elections really get to me (if you read this blog regularly, you know that). I have to continually remind myself that God is in control.

***GOP enthusiasm for presidential race at all-time high.

***Holes in the hull.

***Giants up 2-0 in World Series.

***Okay...I challenge you to look at this picture and not laugh out loud...



***

Outlook

By Priscilla Leonar

Forget each kindness that you do
As soon as you have done it.
Forget the praise that falls to you
The moment you have won it.

Forget the slander that you hear
Before you can repeat it.
Forget each slight, each spite, each sheer
Wherever you may meet it.

Remember every kindness done
To you, whate'er its measure.
Remember praise by others won
And pass it on with pleasure.

Remember every promise made
And keep it to the letter.
Remember those who lend you aid
And be a grateful debtor.

Remember all the happiness
That comes your way in living.
Forget each worry and distress;
Be hopeful and forgiving.

Remember good, remember truth,
Remember Heaven's above you,
And you will find, through age and youth,
True joys and hearts to love you.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Obesity as Bad as 9-11?

***Yep, that came out of a Democrat Senator's mouth. You won't hear it covered 24/7 like Aikin's or Mourdock's statements, though. The media in this country is too in the tank for Obama to tell the truth about anything.

Richard Carmona, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Arizona, said that obesity would "dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist attempt."
"Obesity is the terror within," Carmona told a University of South Carolina audience in early 2006, according to a wire report from then. "Unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9-11 or any other terrorist attempt."

What a colossal idiot.

***Mourners flee after man turns up alive at his own wake. Yikes!

A 41-year-old car washer from northeastern Brazil shocked his family by turning up at his own wake after his family mistakenly identified a murdered local man at the morgue as him, local media reported Tuesday.

***Dems bribing college students? Keep it classy, liberals.

***Just in case you're curious what one looks like - here is a portion of a ladybug's leg:



Okay, moving on...

***
Three young men were once given three kernels of corn apiece by a wise old sage, who admonished them to go out into the world, and use the corn to bring themselves good fortune.
The first young man put his three kernels of corn into a bowl of hot broth and ate them.
The second thought, I can do better than that, and he planted his three kernels of corn. Within a few months, he had three stalks of corn. He took the ears of corn from the stalks, boiled them, and had enough corn for three meals.
The third man said to himself, I can do better than that! He also planted his three kernels of corn, but when his three stalks of corn produced, he stripped one of the stalks and replanted all of the seeds in it, gave the second stalk of corn to a sweet maiden, and ate the third.
His one full stalk’s worth of replanted corn kernels gave him 200 stalks of corn! And the kernels of these he continued to replant, setting aside only a bare minimum to eat. He eventually planted a hundred acres of corn.With his fortune, he not only won the hand of the sweet maiden but purchased the land owned by the sweet maiden’s father. And he never hungered again.
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It is possible to give freely to GOD and become more wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose everything. The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. – Proverbs 11:24-25
corn stalks 
 
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***You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.  ~Walt Disney
 
(The above made me think of Obama voters...)
 
***Have a great day!
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

They Knew

***This should be the nail in the coffin of Obama's re-election efforts. They knew about the security needs in Libya, and ignored them:



***Now he's intimidating the press:

President Obama's campaign has released a transcript of a 30-minute conversation Obama had with the Des Moines Register's editorial board after the editor complained the president's team had "handcuffed" his newspaper's editorial board by insisting it be kept off record.
Obama spoke with editors of the influential Iowa newspaper Tuesday morning, as part of his effort to win the paper's endorsement -- a decision set to be announced this weekend.
But editor Rick Green, in an unusual column published later that day, revealed that the White House had demanded the conversation be kept out of print. Green said Obama's aides did not give a reason for the "unusual condition" of the call.
"It was a 'personal call' to the Register's publisher and editor, we were told," Green wrote. "The specifics of the conversation could not be shared because it was off the record." 


***Malfunction in North Carolina? Watch them, Republicans. They'll steal it if they can.

The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford County.  On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote.  All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location.
One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote the machine defaulted to President Obama.

***Is this awesome, or what?



***Hoofbeats of electoral doom?

U.S. Special Operations Forces ride into northern Afghanistan in October 2001 on horseback
 
This is a picture of US Special Operations Forces riding horses into Afghanistan in 2001. Contrary to the President's snide comments last night, sometimes horses in fact still play an important role in the military -- and their work in Afghanistan will be commemorated with a statue being unveiled across from the World Trade Center site on November 11.
 
Like so many other supercilious Obama put-downs, the comments about "horses and bayonets" are backfiring on the President.  The whole episode reminds me of Ronald Reagan's brilliant assessment: "It's not that our liberal friends are ignorant; it's that they know so much that isn't so."
 
***Love it...
 
 

***EEK!


***Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.  ~Arnold H. Glasow
 
***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Too Close for Comfort

***This election is way too close for comfort. Another four years of Obama would be absolutely disastrous for this country. I really can't fathom why it is so close, Obama is such an obvious failure. What are people thinking?

***C'mon, did you really expect anything different? 

Reporting the release of the new Obama agenda two weeks out from the election, CNN's Jessica Yellin came out visibly annoyed: "There's not anything significantly new in here, it's just all compiled in a nice booklet now."

***Mitt did well in the debate last night, Obama was his usual self - an ass.

***Just another small-minded liberal. Don't sweat it, Ann.

However, the fashion world has remained particularly quiet on the Ann Romney fashion front, with many questioning whether or not outspoken Obama supporter Anna Wintour is keeping stylists and designers away, silently threatening their standing should they endeavor to promote their outfitting of the wife of a Republican presidential hopeful.

***Need more proof that liberalism is a mental disorder?


Imagine if the tables were turned. Think there'd be a bit more coverage?

***Cute costumes!



***


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,

"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.


He said, "Please excuse me too;

I wasn't watching for you."


We were very polite, this stranger and I.

We went on our way and we said goodbye.



But at home a different story is told,

How we treat our loved ones, young and old

.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,

My son stood beside me very still.


When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.



He walked away, his little heart broken.

I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.


While I lay awake in bed,

God's still small voice came to me and said,


"While dealing with a stranger, 
common courtesy you use, 

but the family you love, you seem to abuse.



Go and look on the kitchen floor,

You'll find some flowers there by the door.


Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.


He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,

you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes
.
By this time, I felt very small,

And now my tears began to fall.


I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.


"Are these the flowers you picked for me?

"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.


I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;

I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.


He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Author unknown

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***This is what I'm trying to keep in mind during this election season...



***Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.  ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Gallup: Romney up by 7

***Let's hope this holds.

***I worked a lot over the weekend, but still have a lot to do. Mom's at Myra's now for a few days. Still doing well. :-)

***This guy says a ketogenic (very low carb) diet can extend your life. True, or just another bizarre diet claim?

***I know everyone is tired of all the political talk - frankly, so am I. But this election is very, very important. One big reason is the next president will very likely name two, and maybe three, new Supreme Court Justices. Obama's two picks are awful, we simply cannot have more of the same on the Court.

***

***
of a Song
A TRUE Story -- by Thomas A. Dorsey
Precious Lord - Thomas A. DorseyBack in 1932, I was 32 years old and a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living in a little apartment on Chicago's Southside. One hot August afternoon I had to go to St. Louis, where I was to be the featured soloist at a large revival meeting. I didn't want to go. Nettie was in the last month of pregnancy with our first child. But a lot of people were expecting me in St. Louis. I kissed Nettie good-bye, clattered downstairs to our Model A and, in a fresh Lake Michigan breeze, chugged out of Chicago on Route 66.
However, outside the city, I discovered that in my anxiety at leaving, had forgotten my music case. I wheeled around and headed back. I found Nettie sleeping peacefully. I hesitated by her bed; something was strongly telling me to stay. But eager to get on my way, and not wanting to disturb Nettie, I shrugged off the feeling and quietly slipped out of the room with my music.
The next night, in the steaming St. Louis heat, the crowd called on me to sing again and again. When I finally sat down, a messenger boy ran up with a Western Union telegram. I ripped open the envelope. Pasted on the yellow sheet were the words: YOUR WIFE JUST DIED. People were happily singing and clapping around me, but I could hardly keep from crying out. I rushed to a phone and called home. All I could hear on the other end was "Nettie is dead. Nettie is dead."
When I got back, I learned that Nettie had given birth to a boy. I swung between grief and joy. Yet that night, the baby died. I buried Nettie and our little boy together, in the same casket. Then I fell apart. For days I closeted myself. I felt that God had done me an injustice. I didn't want to serve Him any more or write gospel songs. I just wanted to go back to that jazz world I once knew so well.
But then, as I hunched alone in that dark apartment those first sad days, I thought back to the afternoon I went to St. Louis. Something kept telling me to stay with Nettie. Was that something God? Oh, if I had paid more attention to Him that day, I would have stayed and been with Nettie when she died. From that moment on I vowed to listen more closely to Him.
But still I was lost in grief. Everyone was kind to me, especially a friend, Professor Frye, who seemed to know what I needed. On the following Saturday evening he took me up to Madam Malone's Poro College, a neighborhood music school. It was quiet; the late evening sun crept through the curtained windows. I sat down at the piano, and my hands began to browse over the keys.
Something happened to me then I felt at peace. I feel as though I could reach out and touch God. I found myself playing a melody, one I'd never heard or played before, and the words into my head-they just seemed to fall into place:

"Precious Lord, take my hand,
lead me on, let me stand!
I am tired, I am weak,
I am worn, Through the storm,
through the night lead me on to the light,
Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home."

The Lord gave me these words and melody. He also healed my spirit. I learned that when we are in our deepest grief, when we feel farthest from God, this is when He is closest, and when we are most open to His restoring power. And so I go on living for God willingly and joyfully, until that day comes when He will take me and gently lead me home.

Thomas A. Dorsey
Gospel Songwriter

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***2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

***Have a great day!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Duke!

***Mom & I had a good day yesterday. We got up and got our coffee and went to several yard sales, then went out for breakfast at Pete's Corner Cafe in the Depot District (it was good!). I've been trying to get her out and walking around every day. Saturday we went to Liberty Bell and walked around a bit. That's a great place to get candles, by the way. I took her home and left her alone for a few hours so she could shower and just be home. I called her every couple of hours, of course. Yesterday afternoon we went to Fazoli's, then last night we watched an old black and white John Wayne movie, Red River. She's a big John Wayne fan. She's coming to church with me this morning. I'm so thankful she's doing well!

***Four expenses you can live without. I do well on this. We have basic cable, basic pay-as-you-go phones, and no gym memberships. I do buy bottled water, but certainly not at $1.75 a pop. I like the Meijer Fruitsation brand (gotta have a little flavor), and it's usually about $2.00 for six of them.

***Resist the siren call of sweets. Easier said than done, I know. I'm thankful that too much sugar nauseates me. I could eat maybe 1/2 a brownie, but that's it.

***
The students were lined up in the cafeteria for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: “Take only ONE. God is watching.”
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”

***The remarkable, unfathomable ignorance of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

***This is funny: Sandra Fluke's campaign stop in Reno draws 10 people!!

***Judge rules in favor of cheerleaders who display Biblical banners.

A judge has issued a temporary injunction allowing for a Texas high school cheerleading squad to display banners with Bible verses on them during football games.

District Judge Steve Thomas issued the injunction Thursday on behalf of the cheerleaders at Kountze High School, where officials had previously barred such banners in response to complaints from church-state watchdog groups.

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***A sense of a goose
By Roger Darlington

Next Autumn, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying in a "V" formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. 

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are heading the same way we are.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.
It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south.


Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. 

What message do we give when we honk from behind?

Finally - and this is important - when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of the formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies; and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their own group.

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.
flying geese in formation 
***House is being cancelled for next year. I never watch TV, but I did buy the DVDs for the first four seasons. After that, it became unwatchable. The first three seasons House was a jerk, but he had a good side and you could like him. Season 4 wasn't as good as the first three, I didn't like the new characters. There were still some good storylines, though. After that, it turned into a soap opera, and in the few episodes I watched in the later seasons, House had become a complete jerk with really no redeeming qualities other than his medical sense. Hugh Laurie played that part very well, but I stopped watching long ago. Looks like everyone else finally caught up with me! 
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***Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.  ~David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair
***Have a great day!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Punish the Producers!

***GEEZ, it absolutely frosts me to see otherwise intelligent people say we have to tax the rich more to bring down the deficit! Malarkey. The problem is certainly not that we're taxed too little, the problem is that our government SPENDS TOO MUCH! Punish the people producing the jobs, and they'll curtail that activity. That's what's wrong with our economy now. People aren't going to invest in business, property, commerce, etc. with the bunch we have in power now. They'll just take it away. I believe if Romney is elected, the economy will immediately begin an upturn. For all you tax-the-rich folks, read this very slowly and carefully:

Consider the Internal Revenue Service’s income tax statistics for 2008, the latest year for which data are available. The top 1% of taxpayers—those with salaries, dividends and capital gains roughly above about $380,000—paid 38% of taxes. But assume that tax policy confiscated all the taxable income of all the “millionaires and billionaires” Mr. Obama singled out. That yields merely about $938 billion, which is sand on the beach amid the $4 trillion White House budget, a $1.65 trillion deficit, and spending at 25% as a share of the economy, a post-World War II record.
Say we take it up to the top 10%, or everyone with income over $114,000, including joint filers. That’s five times Mr. Obama’s 2% promise. The IRS data are broken down at $100,000, yet taxing all income above that level throws up only $3.4 trillion. And remember, the top 10% already pay 69% of all total income taxes, while the top 5% pay more than all of the other 95%.

Got it?

***The Obama Libya cover-up explained. This is explosive - maybe even the network newscasts will mention it. Naaaa...

***Chris Matthews says it may be "unconstitutional" for Romney to challenge the President in a debate. Whaaa...? Geez, what a dolt.

***Boy, the Lance Armstrong thing is sad. I don't even follow cycling, but I was impressed by his story and his athleticism. Too bad.

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***I love fall decorations, they're my favorite! Here's a neat idea:


Love the corn garland idea.

***Dr. Billy Graham's ad. Awesome. Click to enlarge.



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A heart melt real story!  






In the image above is Shila Ghosh, an 83-year-old woman who lives in Pali in West Bengal, a state in the eastern region of India and is the nation’s fourth-most populous.
Her only son had heart ailment and passed away a few months ago. To make ends meet, Shila now works. Every evening, Shila comes from Pali to Kolkata to sell chips.
When asked if she has a problem in travelling, she weakly smiled and said: “No, the bus gets me here and my health is not that bad”.
Circumstances could have easily forced her to beg but her dignity and respect is everything for her, she is determined to work until the end of her life rather than to beg on the streets.

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***An "unemployed" existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.  ~José Ortega y Gasset

***Have a great day!
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yikes

***Well, this is definitely the latest in the day I've ever blogged. Geez, what a day. I'm not even close to done, but my fingers and hands are. I think I'm getting some arthritis in the fingers of my right hand, they ache after about 1/2 day of work. Just gotta keep going, though!

***Mom's doing really well, we're very thankful. Thanks for your prayers and support.

***Think there's any bias here? MSNBC host says Obama is answering to "higher calling" by running for re-election. Oh.My.Gosh.

Political junkies are still laughing at little-known, little-watched MSNBC host Alex Wagner’s Oct. 17 appearance talking with comedian Conan O’Brien. In Wagner’s mind (Do MSNBC hosts actually have those?), Obama isn’t a typical politician. He’s running for office as a “higher calling.”
Romney, oft-reviled by nearly every drone taking an MSDNC paycheck, is just a guy following in his daddy’s footsteps doing “the next thing he should be doing with his life.”
News junkies were baffled by her conclusion. By “higher calling,” did she mean the Democratic attacks on Romney’s faith, the class warfare or the race-baiting? Or was she revering the president on the level of Newsweek (remember them?) Editor Evan Thomas, who once said Obama was “sort of God?”
***New England Journal of Medicine blasts Obamacare. Gee, too bad nobody will report this...

***Romney was great at the Al Smith dinner.

Best line of the night:

Romney: And, by the way, in the spirit of Sesame Street, the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter O and the number $16 trillion.

***GEEZ...



***Happy snake!


***Wow...


***Eva Longoria steps in it. Another brainless Hollywood type.

***From Inspire 21:


Mother's Prayer

-- Author Unknown

Lord, for my children I would pray
That they may seek Thee every day
Through life, with all its storms and stress
Its sorrows, grief and bitterness.

In disappointments fly to Thee
For comfort, strength and sympathy.
And never find a truer friend,
But love and serve Thee to the end.

That they may take Thee as their Guide,
To lead them all the way beside;
Their Counsellor when troubled o'er
The many problems at youth's door.

If overwhelmed by dark despair,
Oh teach them how through faith and prayer
To crush this subtle devil's snare
And rest within Thy loving care.

For them no dizzy heights of fame
I crave, nor great and worldly gain,
In humble service let them aim
To spread the honor of Thy name.

That in this dark world may they shine
Their lives reflect Love Divine
Their object now their pleasure then,
Obedience to Thy will.

Amen
Jesus and child 
 
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***“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children (America), the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.” — Ronald Reagan
 
***Have a great day!