Friday, November 30, 2012

Laughable

***The offer the Obama Administration has made is irresponsible and moronic. Typical for them, really.


House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits.
The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong Republican resistance. In exchange for locking in the $1.6 trillion in added revenues, President Obama embraced $400 billion in savings from Medicare and other entitlements, to be worked out next year, with no guarantees.
He did propose some upfront cuts in programs like farm price supports, but did not specify an amount or any details. And senior Republican aides familiar with the offer said those initial spending cuts might well be outnumbered by upfront spending increases, including at least $50 billion in infrastructure spending, mortgage relief, an extension of unemployment insurance and a deferral of automatic cuts to physician reimbursements under Medicare…

Thank you, clueless Obama voter. No doubt the press will paint the REPUBLICANS as the ones who are blocking progress, ignoring the utter unworkability of what the Democrats are proposing. Sometimes I just want to move to a desert island...

Love this, McConnell "burst into laughter" when Geithner outlined Obama's proposal.

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff.  He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts.

***Media turns blind eye to Democrat campaign finance hypocrisy. I know, I know, knock me over with a feather...

If a campaign finance story is not about David Koch or Sheldon Adelson, do liberals care?
Consider the reaction to Kenneth Vogel’s important report on the winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, the secretive organization of progressive millionaires and billionaires who finance an extraordinarily byzantine network of liberal foundations and Super PACs that operate with undisclosed “dark money.”
What reaction? Exactly. There wasn’t any.

***Harvard to welcome kinky sex club for students. But don't you DARE try to start a Christian group...

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***Comfort Zone - Anonymous

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; Success is there for you!


***RUSH: I think Obama is looking for historians to write about the historic transformation of this country. The ultimate shattering of capitalism. That's the legacy he's seeking.

Yup.

***         This makes me dizzy...



***A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.  ~Alexander Pope, in Swift, Miscellanies

***Have a great day!
 
And you thought the only thing they whipped was the SAT.
Harvard students who have bedroom proclivities that would make their parents’ faces go crimson will soon be able to share the details – in a school-sanctioned club for scholars who like kinky sex. An informal group that calls itself “Harvard College Munch” began meeting last year in the dining hall to discuss the sexual ties that bind them, and it is on the brink of gaining recognition from the school's Committee on Student Life.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/29/harvard-to-welcome-kinky-sex-club-for-students/?test=latestnews#ixzz2Dii9maHM

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Zip!!

***Gonna have to make this fast. Another day of too much to do, not enough time to do it, and hands aching.

***Republicans are shell shocked. This is true. I'm still in a funk about the election (I know that really surprises you - not). Read Rush's take.

***Obamas plan 20 day, $4 million vacation. Oh...imagine the wailing if he were a Republican...

President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.”
According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual restrictions on their movements during an Obama stay will be in place for 21 days, from December 17 through January 6.

Oh, but he CARES about the little guy. If you believe that, you're just plain dumb.

***Okay...c'mon, it IS funny... :-)



***Zig Ziglar, RIP.

"If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere."

***Is there hope for revival?

***                                       Gum wall. Ew.



***Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. ~~ Harry S. Truman

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Underinformed

***That is such a perfect term for many current Democrats (okay, some Republicans too, but I'm speaking specifically about the ones who voted for Obama). I see otherwise intelligent people post the most asinine stuff on Facebook - I have had to stop some of them from coming into my news feed. One recently was touting the wonderful "facts" about Obamacare, from a web site devoted completely to making people believe it's the greatest thing ever. I went to the site and it was the same old song & dance. It's going to lower costs, it's going to make insurance companies cover everybody, it's going to lower the deficit, blah blah blah. No mention of HOW. Just platitudes for those who want desperately to believe it. There is no excuse for that kind of ignorance. The truth is out there for anyone who wants to look for it. Trouble is, they don't want the truth. They want to feel good about their choice for president, even though I think many of them know in the back of their minds that our president is a bad man with bad policies. I'm still amazed that a man with such a poor record was re-elected. He has done absolutely nothing positive for America, yet he has legions of followers. I really don't get it.

***Bias alert at MSNBC. Oh, there's a surprise.


***Sandy more costly than Katrina.

Remember the coverage during Katrina? The vicious media attacks on Bush, the LIES about rape, etc. in the Dome? Don't see anything like that now, do you? Where are the attacks on Obama and his miserable leadership? Rhetorical, of course.

***It doesn't pay to work - this is EXACTLY what the Democrats and Obama want. Government dependency = power for the Left. They don't care about the 90+% of black people who voted for them. They want them to stay down. It's really too bad they can't figure that out.

[I]t is now more lucrative – in the form of actual disposable income – to sit, do nothing, and collect various welfare entitlements, than to work. This is graphically, and very painfully confirmed, in the below chart from Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (a state best known for its broke capital Harrisburg). As quantitied, and explained by Alexander, “the single mom is better off earning gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of $57,045.

This is not sustainable. They don't care about that, either.

***How would you like your daughter to bring THIS home?



Or this?



***Liberty challenge could doom Obamacare? Hopin' and prayin'...

***"Dancing with the Stars" crowns winner. My mom watches that show. I watched it with her once. Gotta tell ya, I don't see what's so interesting, but it seems to be pretty popular.

***
Bugs Bunny was shopping at the supermarket and a sales assistant said to him: “If you can tell me what 19,866 times 10,543 is, we’ll give you free carrots for life.”
Immediately, Bugs responded: “209,447,238”. 

The sales assistant was astonished and asked: “How on earth did you do that?”
Bugs replied: “If there’s one thing rabbits are good at, it’s multiplying."

ar ar ar...

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***
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
“How much is an ice cream sundae?”
“50 cents,” replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.
“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.
“35 cents,” she said brusquely.
The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.
When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.
There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.
Author Unknown
Moral: don’t judge the book by its cover!

***Idiot.


Seriously?

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"Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success." ~~ Napoleon Hill


***Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What's Next for the Tea Party?

***Great article by Walter Hudson.

It’s this or stop.

On the night of the election, once it became clear which course the nation chose, I received an email from a fellow activist with the subject line “1776-2012,” a pronouncement of death for the idea that was America. While many may dismiss such proclamations as sour grapes, reflection confirms more truth than hyperbole.


Consider: If the quintessential American idea is the one articulated in our Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” then the developments of the past four years culminating in the re-election of the most radical executive in the nation’s history is its eulogy.
The passage of Obamacare demonstrated that the Democratic Party was willing to abandon all pretense of representative government in order to secure power over individual lives. The upholding of that law by the Supreme Court demonstrated that the Constitution is effectively meaningless. Tragic as those developments were, this — the electoral affirmation of President Barack Obama — is a crowning catastrophe. It signals more than political or legal corruption. It indicates a cultural sea change whereby the People have rejected the Declaration. To survive and one day thrive, it is critical that the Tea Party accept this reality.

The rest is pretty grim, but it is reality and we need to face it. America is headed down a dark path, I'm afraid.



***If this doesn't nauseate you, I don't know what will.

***When Sport Imitates Life 
From Focus on the Family

I’ve never met him, but he strikes me as the kind of guy I’d love to have as my neighbor.Firemaned1.jpg

His name is Ed Anzalone. New York football fans know him as “Fireman Ed,” and he’s been enthusiastically leading chants at New York Jets games for years. With his distinctive green and white New York City fire helmet, and sitting on the shoulders of a friend, nobody does a better job at firing up a crowd than big Ed. He was once awarded a game ball after the Jets head coach credited him with making a difference in a key win against the New England Patriots. Win or lose, rain or shine, Fireman Ed was there.

But no longer.

Fireman Ed is hanging up his helmet – but reluctantly so.

The lackluster Jets have been struggling this season, but the lack of wins has nothing to do with his decision to retire from the role of “super fan.”

Instead, Ed Anzalone has grown weary of the mean-spirited behavior in the stands.civility1.jpg

“It’s been about the nastiness,” he told a reporter. “I just think society in general — you’re out in your car there’s no respect at all. I don’t want to put up with that from people taking it out on me anymore.”

Writing in a guest column, Fireman Ed expounded on his decision:

I decided to leave Thursday because the confrontations with other Jets fans have become more common, even though most Jets fans are fantastic.

This is an indication of how society has lost and is continuing to lose respect for one another... Whether it’s in the stands, the bathroom or the parking lot, these confrontations are happening on a consistent basis. Although I can “hold my own,” I do not want to lose my temper and make a stupid mistake. I have a responsibility to the families and kids that enjoy the game and Fireman Ed.

***         Post Bath Stress Disorder



***Green Weenie of the Week, from PowerLine

***Was Arafat poisoned? I'm sorry, but who cares?

***Star of "Two and a Half Men" calls show "filth." Well duh. Mom was watching that once when I went in to her house, and I only had to see about 10 minutes of it to figure that out. I never watch TV, and shows like that is why.

***                                NOW what?


***I love C.S. Lewis. Here's what he says about The Hobbit and J.R.R. Tolkien:

Lewis on Tolkien

With the nearing release of The Hobbit, we thought it apropos to begin a short series of glances into what Lewis says of Tolkien, his good friend and fellow scholar. Here's one from a letter to critic Charles A. Brady on October 29, 1944, talking about how an author and his work are revealing and also not ever the complete picture.


"Tolkien is most important. The Hobbit is merely an adaption to children of part of a huge private mythology of a most serious kind: the whole cosmic struggle as he sees it but mediated through an imaginary world. The Hobbit's successor, which will soon be finished, will reveal this more clearly. Private worlds have hitherto been mainly the work of decadents or, at least, mere aesthetes. This is the private world of a Christian. He is a very good man. His published works (both imaginary & scholarly) ought to fill a shelf by now: but he's one of those people who is never satisfied with a MS [manuscript]. The mere suggestion of publication provokes the reply 'Yes, I'll just look through it and give it a few finishing touches' - wh. means that he really begins the whole thing over again." (p. 630, The Collected Letters Volume II, HarperOne)

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***If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.  ~Oscar Wilde

***Have a great day!
 
JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.
Please also notice that this clip was used as a promo for the presentation by BET.
I guess Obama really IS the messiah.


Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/26/jamie-foxx-calls-obama-our-lord-and-savior#ixzz2DQav171v

Monday, November 26, 2012

Team Obama's Secret E-Mails

***Yeah, here's transparency for ya:

The public's business should be conducted in public. When it can't be viewed as it occurs, such as the countless day-to-day dealings of the vast federal administrative bureaucracy, at least records of what transpired should be made available to the public.
President Barack Obama nobly promised that his would be an unprecedentedly transparent presidency. But from the shrouded Fast and Furious debacle to the administration's apparent reluctance to be candid from Day 1 about the deadly events in Benghazi, Libya, the president has failed to live up to his promise of transparency.
The unavoidable question is, "Why the hesitancy to disclose, promptly and fully?"
Now the Obama administration is suspected of withholding thousands of emails from public scrutiny, including many allegedly sent through private, rather than government, accounts, expressly to keep them secret.

If we ever get to see those (which I doubt), I'll bet there will be some heads rolling. Not Obama's, of course. Holding him accountable for his actions is racist!

***Obama thanks young voters with student aid cuts. Yet...they'll continue to support him. You can't fix stupid.

“When I’m president, I will make college affordable for every American.” -- President Obama, 2008

Any student who voted for President Obama--in either 2008 or 2012--in order to cut their college costs was sold a bill of goods. In Obama’s first four years, national tuition prices rose 25 percent and average graduating loan debt rose 16 percent.

Now, the Obama-signed sequester (aka “fiscal cliff”) includes an 8.2 percent cut in non-Pell student aid, an across-the-board cut of more than $140 million. Student loan origination fees will also go up $91 million.

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***Liberty University's Obamacare Challenge.


***Cyber-Monday deals!

Old Navy offering 30% off? Might have to go check that out...

***Top Republicans signal willingness to break tax pledge. It's only the Republicans who are expected to compromise, never the Democrats. Ever notice that?

***Russian Newspaper: Obama was re-elected by "illiterate society." Can't disagree with that.

Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake.

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***
Two robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," said the first one.
"Me too," said the second. "Let's fly down and find some lunch."
They flew to the ground and found a nice plot of plowed ground full of worms. They ate and ate and ate until they could eat no more.
"I'm so full I don't think I can fly back up to the tree," said the first one.
"Me neither. Let's just lay here and bask in the warm sun," said the second.
They plopped down, basking in the sun. No sooner than they had fallen asleep, when a big fat tomcat snuck up and gobbled them up.
As the cat sat washing his face after his meal, he thought, "I just love 'baskin' robins.'"

Groannn....

***Unbelievable. Younger teens may get birth control pill.

***Gorgeous.


***Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others, only to discover we have made a difference in our own.
Ellie Braun-Haley

***Have a great day!
 
Pediatricians should actively counsel teens about “emergency contraception” and even provide them with prescriptions or products ahead of time, to ensure they have the pills if they need them, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a policy statement released online Monday.
AAP members also are urged to advocate lifting the age restriction for these products. Currently, girls 16 and younger need a prescription to obtain the “morning-after pill,” as these products are sometimes called.


Read more: Younger teens may get birth control pill - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/26/younger-teens-may-get-birth-control-pill/#ixzz2DLY6DGKC
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Pediatricians should actively counsel teens about “emergency contraception” and even provide them with prescriptions or products ahead of time, to ensure they have the pills if they need them, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a policy statement released online Monday.
AAP members also are urged to advocate lifting the age restriction for these products. Currently, girls 16 and younger need a prescription to obtain the “morning-after pill,” as these products are sometimes called.


Read more: Younger teens may get birth control pill - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/26/younger-teens-may-get-birth-control-pill/#ixzz2DLY6DGKC
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Fair Share?"


***We keep hearing the pinhead Democrats talk about the rich paying their "fair share." Not surprising, since their underinformed voters lap it up and believe what they're saying rather than finding out the truth for themselves. Really, get in a discussion with some of them. The ignorance of economic matters will floor you. The top 5% pay 64% of the taxes in this country. What the heck is their "fair share?" Why does being successful make you a target? The typical Obama voter thinks if you have a lot, no matter how hard you've worked for it, it's quite all right to steal a big chunk of it from you and give it to someone who is not willing to work at all. It's sickening.

Although Obama and his fellow Democrats repeatedly call on wealthier Americans to pay their "fair share," they never specify what percentage of the nation's tax burden the wealthy would have to bear. As matters stand, the top 1 percent of American households paid 39 percent of income taxes in 2009, according to the most recent data compiled by the Congressional Budget Office, and the top 5 percent of taxpayers paid 64 percent.

The dirty little secret is - even if Obama and the Democrats get all the new taxes they're asking for, it won't make a dent in the deficit. Government spending, especially entitlement spending, has to be cut dramatically in order for the deficit to be reduced. That ain't gonna happen, because those entitlements are mostly going to Democrat voters, and they'll continue to vote for them as long as the freebies keep coming. I really think we've turned a corner in this country - sure we still have entrepreneurs and hard workers, but we're beginning to be outnumbered by the ones with their hands out.

***Washington Post plays the race card. Oh, there's a surprise.


Everytime I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination.
This time, it is the Editorial Board of The Washington Post, which issued a truly amazing screed (h/t Gabriel Malor) claiming that critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are motivated by race and sex, as demonstrated by the facts that most are male and a significant percentage come from former confederate states (emphasis mine):
Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the [97 Republican House] signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy. You’d think that before launching their broadside, members of Congress would have taken care not to propagate any falsehoods of their own.

Couldn't possibly be because she went out and lied to the American people about Benghazi, among other things. Nah, it's only because she's a woman of color. Please.

***America in the near future...


***Notre Dame beats USC, will play for national championship. I don't really care, but Mark sure was happy!

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***Larry Hagman, RIP.

***Growing Deep and Strong


One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time.
Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again.
Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. “Isn’t this bad for them?” I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. “Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so many times?”
“Oh” my mother replied. “Transplanting doesn’t hurt them. In fact, it’s good for the ones that survive. That’s how their roots grow strong. Their roots will grow deep, and they will make strong plants”.
Often, I’ve felt like those small plants – uprooted and turned upside. Sometimes I’ve endured the change willingly, sometimes reluctantly, but usually my reaction has been a combination. Won’t this be hard on me? I ask. Wouldn’t things be better if things remained the same? That’s when I remember my mother’s words: That’s how the roots grow deep and strong.
By Chaplain Lisa Bohannon

***

Isaiah 26:2-4

King James Version (KJV)
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

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***History does not teach fatalism.  There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.  ~Charles de Gaulle

***Have a great day!
 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Union Fizzle

***So, the unions were going to try to hurt Wal-Mart's business by protesting - Wal-Mart set a Black Friday record this year. Hey, I think some businesses are going to start asking the Left to boycott them. Seems to be a sure-fire way to increase their bottom line.

The group is putting up a valiant media effort, but the result is . . . underwhelming. USA Today called the protests "scattered".  "Walmart protests draw hundreds nationwide", said a CNN headline. According to the Hartford Courant, "Walmart Protests Send A Message But Fail To Deter Crowds".  Perhaps the saddest note came from an Alabama paper: "No Walmart workers in attendance at Mobile Walmart picketing".

When unions fail, America wins.

***Here's how a lot of self-starters are going to handle the marginal tax rates:

I work in commission sales. I’ve earned a very nice income right below that $250K “threshold”. I’ve spent all of 2011 and 2012 in downsizing my expenses, paying off all debts, and conversing with my wife about how to best enjoy our now empty-nest status. A big part of our consideration is how much various taxing entities will be taking a piece of my hard-earned dollars. As a result, we will significantly reduce my income in 2013 so that I have a LOT more time to enjoy life. We’ll be very comfortable and my employer is very comfortable with me since I’m dependable and will reach my production goals that we’ve mutually agreed to. Could I earn a lot more? Yes. But I won’t because I don’t need to send any more dollars to Washington DC.

***The Brilliant Nancy Pelosi:

In a discussion on the impact of money on the election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. last week that President Barack Obama may be the most famous person in this galaxy.

Really, is there even one elected Democrat woman with two brain cells to rub together?

“Some people say that all that big money didn’t have a big impact on the election,” Pelosi said. “Oh really it did. It didn’t have as much impact because big money countered it. The president of the United States, the most famous person in the world, maybe in the whole galaxy--in a long time--he had to spend like a billion dollars to set the record straight.
“So it isn’t that it didn’t have an impact. It lost because it didn’t have the battle of ideas and leadership,” Pelosi said.

Can YOU figure that out?


***                                BLACK FRIDAY!



***Blessings from Giving

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.

Unfortunately, today the Democrats would take 60% of what the third man produced and give 40% to the first man, and 20% to the second.

***Great ideas for old suitcases!


Why can't I think of stuff like this??

***
The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading.
After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, “Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude…?”
After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, “I guess you’d be eating alone.”

***The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.
So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock. She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”
With each cookie she took, he took one too, when only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half.
He offered her half, as he ate the other, she snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude, why he didn’t even show any gratitude!
She had never known when she had been so galled, and sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.
She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat, then she sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise, there was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.
If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the others were his, and he tried to share. Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.
By Valerie Cox in “A Matter of Perspective”
Submitted by Tom “The Colonel” Parker


***Yup.



***“In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead” — Ronald Reagan

***Have a great day!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Life in Obama's America

***High school student suspended for refusing to wear an RFID tracker.


Wonder how long it'll be before the government wants us ALL to wear them?

***White House will not release images of the Benghazi attack. Really, does that surprise anyone? I'm still amazed at the liberals who want to "wait until all reports come out" before passing judgment on Obama. There is one man who most certainly knows what happened, and that is the president. If he were not hiding anything, he would have addressed the nation and told the truth. The reality is, he is incompetent and corrupt, and is not worthy of his office - plus he has an incompetent and corrupt media covering for him. You all know what the coverage of this would be like if a Republican were in office.

***Own it.

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***The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

***We had a great day yesterday. My side of the family came to my house for Thanksgiving, then when everyone left we went to my husband's mother's and spent some time with them. We got to see our nephew and his lovely wife, they are such a treat. We don't get to see them very often as their schedules are crazy nuts busy, so we were glad to be able to see them. Hope you all had a great day!

***Give Back Friday - great idea from Focus on the Family's Jim Daly.

***  Ouch...



***Ann Coulter: Romney was not the problem. I agree with her.

***Six things not to buy on Black Friday.

***Home office ideas. Boy, do I need to get busy organizing mine.

***Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 ***Wow.



***“I am going to call my kids Ctrl, Alt and Delete. Then if they muck up I will just hit them all at once.” ~~ Unknown

***Have a great day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gratitude

***From David French, at National Review Online:

As we begin a twelfth holiday season since September 11, I’m thankful for a nation that has enough fortitude — a culture that cultivates enough courage — to fight our longest war with an all-volunteer force.
Through recessions and recoveries, through victories and setbacks, and even as casualty counts have risen ever higher, our nation has produced every year hundreds of thousands of men and women willing to risk everything rather than sit at home and enjoy the fruits of the most prosperous nation in world history.
Our culture has many problems, but we still value courage, and we still raise enough courageous young people to carry on the legacy of valor that has defined and shaped our nation. And for that, I am exceedingly grateful.

I second that.

***Stole this image from a great blog, Politics for Average Americans:




***
Here is a transcript of President Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Thanksgiving address, in which he called on the country to celebrate American liberty:

“Good morning, everyone. You know, the Statue of Liberty and this wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving go together naturally because although as Americans we have many things for which to be thankful, none is more important than our liberty.
Liberty: that quality of government, that brightness of mind and spirit for which the Pilgrim Fathers braved the seas and Americans for two centuries have laid down their lives.
Today, while religion is suppressed in perhaps one third of the world, we Americans are free to worship the Almighty as we choose.
While entire nations must endure the yoke of tyranny, we are free to speak our minds, to enjoy an unfettered and vigorous press, and to make government abide by the limits we deem just.
While millions live behind walls, we remain free to travel throughout the land to share this precious day with those we love most deeply – the members of our families.
My fellow Americans, let us keep this Thanksgiving Day sacred. Let us thank God for the bounty and goodness of our nation. And as a measure of our gratitude, let us rededicate ourselves to the preservation of this: the land of the free and the home of the brave.
From the Reagan family to your family: Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you all.”

Oh, to have a man of integrity and honor in the White House again.

***One of my favorite paintings, "Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell



***Theodore Baker, 1894

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

We Gather Together Hymn

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
-Adrianus Valerius
-Theodore Baker (translator)



Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/10-great-thanksgiving-prayers/#ixzz2CwZgTY4K


***


***
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


***Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reflection

***Well, I've been reading back over my blog and some of my Facebook posts. I admit I am fearful for our future. There is no doubt going to be further loss of liberty, and this Administration's complete lack of military experience and knowledge, and Obama's lack of integrity and guts is very troubling to me considering what's happening right now in the Middle East. I'm irritated, no wait, I'm angry at the hordes of people who voted for Obama; the ones who did it because they're uninformed and choose to stay that way, sure, but especially the ones who ARE informed and like what they see in him. Those are the dangerous ones. Though all of the above is true, I have become a bit ugly and cynical in my postings and that is really not me. I like being lighthearted and happy, but this frankly has been a completely awful month for me. I know I should have faith in America and believe that we can come back from this, but honestly, with this many people apparently unwilling to take responsibility for their lives and expecting the government (Read: Those of us who ARE responsible) to take care of them, I have my doubts. We will see. I hope I'm wrong. I said all that to say this: I will try to be a bit more positive here.

***Israel should "Clean out the viper's nest." I'm in complete agreement.

Well dang, I can't get anything to copy and paste. Follow the link, please.

***Hello? Obama's Labor Board Pushes Manufacturing Jobs Overseas. Anybody remember the bellowing about Romney doing this?

***Journalistic bias. Like that's something new.

***No way...


During this time of Thanksgiving, it is altogether fitting and appropriate that we stop to give thanks for one of our most important and cherished freedoms in America: our freedom of the press. Without the vigorous and unflinching watchdogs of truth and justice, where would we be today?
This freedom is why after eight months of hiding from the confrontational reporters who follow him most closely, President Obama finally got smoked out of the West Wing and was shamed into appearing before the demanding press a week after he secured re-election.
And what vicious watchdogs they were!
One dame began her question by thanking President Obama for blessing her with the opportunity to humbly ask him a question.
“Thank you, Mr. President. And congratulations, by the way,” she cooed.
Turns out, Mr. Obama told us, he and this reporteress “go back a ways.” Back to his days in Illinois when he was just organizing people on the street, hammering out his mettle to become president.
She swooned at all the reminiscing.
“I’ve never seen you lose,” she said dreamily.


Read more: HURT: Whole gaggle ‘wasn’t looking’ during presidential election - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/20/hurt-whole-gaggle-wasnt-looking-during-presidentia/#ixzz2Croqg6WB
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***Hear the music. This is good, take the time to read it.

***Now Thank We All Our God

This classic, soaring hymn was written in the mid-1600s by a German minister named Martin Rinkart. His ministry began at a church in Eilenburg, just as the Thirty Year War began. The town soon became overpopulated and disease ridden with many taking refuge in the pastor’s house. A deadly plaque swept through the village, killing 8,000 people including Rinkart’s wife. At one point, the beleaguered minister was conducting 50 funerals per day.

Yet, in the midst of it all, Martin Rinkart wrote this hymn, originally designed to be used for grace before dinner. It was later put to music and was sung to celebrate the end of the war.

Follow the link for the video.

***


***Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail. ~~  Marva Collins

***Have a great day!

During this time of Thanksgiving, it is altogether fitting and appropriate that we stop to give thanks for one of our most important and cherished freedoms in America: our freedom of the press. Without the vigorous and unflinching watchdogs of truth and justice, where would we be today?
This freedom is why after eight months of hiding from the confrontational reporters who follow him most closely, President Obama finally got smoked out of the West Wing and was shamed into appearing before the demanding press a week after he secured re-election.
And what vicious watchdogs they were!
One dame began her question by thanking President Obama for blessing her with the opportunity to humbly ask him a question.
“Thank you, Mr. President. And congratulations, by the way,” she cooed.
Turns out, Mr. Obama told us, he and this reporteress “go back a ways.” Back to his days in Illinois when he was just organizing people on the street, hammering out his mettle to become president.
She swooned at all the reminiscing.
“I’ve never seen you lose,” she said dreamily.


Read more: HURT: Whole gaggle ‘wasn’t looking’ during presidential election - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/20/hurt-whole-gaggle-wasnt-looking-during-presidentia/#ixzz2Croqg6WB
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
During this time of Thanksgiving, it is altogether fitting and appropriate that we stop to give thanks for one of our most important and cherished freedoms in America: our freedom of the press. Without the vigorous and unflinching watchdogs of truth and justice, where would we be today?
This freedom is why after eight months of hiding from the confrontational reporters who follow him most closely, President Obama finally got smoked out of the West Wing and was shamed into appearing before the demanding press a week after he secured re-election.
And what vicious watchdogs they were!
One dame began her question by thanking President Obama for blessing her with the opportunity to humbly ask him a question.
“Thank you, Mr. President. And congratulations, by the way,” she cooed.
Turns out, Mr. Obama told us, he and this reporteress “go back a ways.” Back to his days in Illinois when he was just organizing people on the street, hammering out his mettle to become president.
She swooned at all the reminiscing.
“I’ve never seen you lose,” she said dreamily.


Read more: HURT: Whole gaggle ‘wasn’t looking’ during presidential election - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/20/hurt-whole-gaggle-wasnt-looking-during-presidentia/#ixzz2Croqg6WB
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE
Republicans Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani say they're hoping for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but offered little encouragement that anything could be achieved to bring a lasting end to the violence without more pressure on Iran.
In interviews with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren both called on the Obama administration to focus on the broader issue of Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic extremists in the region, and suggested it might be in Israel's long term interest to invade Gaza in an attempt to wipe out what Thompson called Hamas "viper's nest."
"It very well may be that it would be best for them not to reach a ceasefire," said Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. "I hope we don't feel like that we should go in there and manufacture some kind of a ceasefire because none of the underlying problems are going to change."


Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hamas-vipers-ceasefire-gaza/2012/11/21/id/464997#ixzz2Crnd23rE