Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Veil is Torn

***Jesus' work on the cross removed the barrier between God and man.

Mark 15:37-39

King James Version (KJV)
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

But it doesn't end there...

Luke 24:5-7

King James Version (KJV)
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Hallelujah! Because He lives, so will we also who have faith in his shed blood to cover our sins. 


***Have a Blessed Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Future is Bright

***I'm talking about the Christian's future, not America's future. My devotion this morning was a good one.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. - I Corinthians 2:9

No one knows the future, Oh, some economists are better than others at predicting tomorrow's economic conditions, some technology experts are better at predicting what tools we will be using in the days to come; some sociologists are better at predicting societal changes and shifts that are ahead. But no one knows the future.

Except God. And He knows the plans He has for you. Some of which are greater and more exciting than you can imagine today.

Yes, we should plan appropriately for the future. But we aren't to think about the future with fear and anxiety.

What lies ahead? You already know the answer. With an open and obedient heart, great works and great moments that God has planned specially, just for you!

As much as I fret about America's future, I don't need to worry about my own.  Easier said than done, I admit, but this is a great verse to fall back on in those moments when things get a bit overwhelming.

***This is sickening.

No matter what you think of abortion, you need to be disturbed by this video.  At a recent committee hearing in the Florida legislature to consider a bill that would require health care providers to provide care to an infant that survives an abortion procedure, the spokesperson for Florida Planned Parenthood, Alisa LaPolt Snow, asserted that the decision about such lifesaving care should be left to the decision of the mother.

In other words, the mother should be allowed to choose to KILL THE LIVE BORN INFANT. Follow the link to watch the video. Pure evil.

*** Here we go again:

“There are few more important things we can do to create jobs right now and strengthen our economy over the long haul than rebuilding the infrastructure that powers our businesses and our economy — our roads, our bridges, our schools and our ports like this one,” President Obama said. …
The president outlined his infrastructure spending plan, called the “Rebuild America Partnership,” which consists of three components – the creation of a $10 billion national infrastructure bank, the establishment of new “America Fast Forward Bonds” for infrastructure investment, and the expansion of funding for the TIGER and TIFFIA infrastructure programs. …
Alan Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, said the  program will total $21 billion but vowed that it would not increase the deficit. Details of the costs of the program will be outlined in the president’s budget, which will be presented on April 10.

$10 billion more spent, but it won't increase the deficit. Honestly, if you believe a word this guy says you must be on something.

***And...the attacks on Ben Carson continue. Can't be an uppity black conservative, now. That'll get you into trouble.

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***This is outrageous! If the Fort Hood massacre wasn't terrorism, I don't know what is.

Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News.
The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD “position paper” is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.

More crap from this crappy administration.

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — the person in charge of our national security — recently said she doesn’t email, text, or tweet. So remember: If you see something, say something — because there’s literally no other way she’ll get the message.

North Korea is warning the U.S. that war with South Korea may break out at any minute. Or as Obama put it, “Can't believe I'm doing this. Get me Dennis Rodman.”

Yesterday President Obama told reporters that his NCAA tournament bracket is busted. Obama said they were the worst picks he's ever made — then he looked at his economic advisers and said, “Ehh, maybe not.”

A man in Pennsylvania was arrested for hunting deer in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. Or as Jeff Foxworthy put it, "Eh, too easy."

Once a man visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage."

The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"
  
The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and satisfaction of God.

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***Sacrifice is only for the little people...

It ain't easy being No. 2.
Vice President Biden is taking his third vacation in as many months, spending the Easter weekend on an island off the coast of South Carolina.
The vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, arrived Thursday at Kiawah Island, near Charleston.
Despite budget cuts, and a decision to cancel White House tours in order to save the Secret Service money, the vacation schedules of those the Service protects do not appear to have been hampered.


A judge has tossed out a lawsuit that sought to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's rubble, saying the artifact could help tell the story of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts in a ruling released publicly Friday rejected the arguments of American Atheists, which had sued the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's operators in 2011 on constitutional grounds, contending that the prominent display of the cross constitutes an endorsement of Christianity, diminishing the contributions of non-Christian rescuers.


There are glimmers of intelligence now and then...
 

***Yup.


***Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.  ~St. Augustine

***Have a great day!
 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Marriage Redefined

***Rush is right. We started losing this debate when we let the Left bastardize the word "marriage."

"Once you decide to modify the word 'marriage,' then the other side has won, or at least they're 90% of the way home.  The best thing that 'marriage' had going for it was basically what they teach you the first day in law school: 'If you hang a sign on a horse that says "cow," it does not make it a cow,' although today it might."  That's where we are: 5 + 5 could = 11, if it works for the Democrats.  A cow could be a horse, if it works for the Democrats.  The thing is, discrimination has never been a part of marriage.
It evolved as the best way to unite men and women in raising a family and in cohabitating a life.  It's not perfect.  The divorce rate's what it is.  But it evolved with a purpose.  It was not a creation of a bunch of elitists wanting to deny people a good time.  It was not created as something to deny people "benefits," but it became that once we started bastardizing the definition.  But discrimination is not an issue, and it never was.  No one sensible is against giving homosexuals the rights of contract or inheritance or hospital visits.
There's nobody that wants to deny them that.  The issue has always been denying them a status that they can't have, by definition.  By definition -- solely, by definition -- same-sex people cannot be married.  So instead of maintaining that and holding fast to that, we allowed the argument to be made that the definition needed to change, on the basis that we're dealing with something discriminatory, bigoted, and all of these mystical things that it's not and never has been.

***Didn't get to my blog yesterday, and I'm going to have to make it quick today. I'm SO looking forward to the weekend. Not that I won't have to work, but we're having lunch with Emily & Peter  & Johnny tomorrow, then with Mark's side of the family on Easter Sunday. I'm hoping to be able to relax a bit this weekend, I've really been wound up this week trying to catch up/keep up. I'm really thankful to have kept most of my clients with the advent of EMR, but it has made me even busier now that I have to post everything into the patients' encounters in their medical records. That's an extra step I didn't have before. That's the cost, though, of keeping my business. You do what you have to do.

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***Food stamp enrollment up 70% under Obama. It's Bush's fault, no doubt.

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Hallelujah!

***I.U. going home. Great season, Hoosiers!

***8 mistakes that will keep your home from selling.

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1 Peter 2:24

King James Version (KJV)
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Same Sex Marriage

***I just wanted to give my thoughts on this hot subject. I'm against gay marriage because I believe marriage is a holy and spiritual institution, meant to be between a man and a woman.

I reject the "equal rights" argument. The law is applied equally - I can't marry a woman, you can't marry someone of your own sex. It applies to everyone. The problem here is gays are defining marriage as a "right." It's not, it's a privilege. There is nothing in the Bill of Rights saying marriage laws must be extended to anyone who wants to get married. There is, however, plenty about the right to practice your religion as you see fit, and associate with whom you choose. If gay marriage is legalized, it certainly won't stop there. We've all heard about the lawsuits regarding ministers who refuse to marry gay couples. What about our right to practice our religion? Obviously, not nearly as important to the gay community as their "right" to be married. Churches will be pressured to allow ceremonies completely contrary to their beliefs. How is that "fair?" We all know that to a liberal, "equality" is just a word, like "racist," to throw around to try and intimidate people into believing as they do.

I read recently about a Christian bakery owner who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. He was reviled and threatened with a lawsuit. What about his right to conduct his business according to his beliefs? It has happened over and over, and will escalate if the Supreme Court decides to allow the perversion of an institution that is the backbone of our society. We will continue to slide further and further away from the principles that have made this country great and strong. I wish I could be optimistic that they will make the right decision, but I'm not.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Burnout

***Yeah, that's how I'm feeling. 12-14 hour stressful days are getting to me. Oh well, it's not like I have a choice!

***Today's Supreme Court arguments regarding Prop 8.

This is an interesting take.

***Hypocrisy alert! Al Sharpton's MSNBC show sponsored by manufacturer of "big, brutal" rifles.

Don't tell us that Al Sharpton and MSNBC are hypocrites?  Noooo!!  The Reverend Al opened his show by praising President Obama's efforts to promote tougher gun control laws.  But 28 minutes into the show, a commercial appeared for, of all things  . . . Henry Repeating Rifles.

Go to Henry Rifle's website and you'll find one rifle described as "big, brutal and beautiful" and noting that it fires ammunition "said to have killed more game, big and small, and more men, good and bad, than any other in existence."  Another model offered for sale, the AR-7, is based on a military rifle, Henry emphasizing that given its lightweight design "you can carry a large quantity of ammunition."  Oh the horror! 

***Kerry heads a soccer ball in Afghanistan. Might as well. He doesn't use his head for anything else.

***Biden's $321,665 Limo bill. So...what else is new?

After two items last week on the cost of lodging for Vice President Joe Biden's early February trip to Europe, other news organizations began to investigate further.  Wolf Blitzer's show The Situation Room on CNN uncovered a contract apparently also related to the same visit to Paris:
         Also on the receipt was $321,665 for a limousine company.

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"Reflect on your present blessings of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens

 
***Have a great day!
 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Laughingstock

***Via Allen West:

If this were not so serious I would be ROTFLMAO. President Obama steps up and says he has kept a campaign promise and withdraws all US forces from Iraq. Now, Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq begging them to stop allowing Iranian forces to transit through Iraq into Syria. In August 2011, I was part of a US Congressional visit - no Democrats were there - and heard PM Netanyahu request we do not empty our troop presence in Iraq which would create a vacuum to be filled by Iranian hegemonic dominance. Iraqi PM al-Maliki is just a tool of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Way to go Pres Obama, the greatest nation in the world is begging for respect and has become a laughing stock in the Middle East.
***Sequester Joe Biden
 Vice President Biden’s hotel bill in Paris — the Drudge Report headlines it at $585,000.50 for a night at the Intercontinental, not including the ride in from the airport — is prompting the futureofcapitalism.com to wonder why Amtrak’s most famous passenger failed to stay at the sprawling palace that serves as the residence of the American ambassador in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-HonorĂ©. A good question, to which we’d add our own: What was Mr. Biden, whose only constitutional duty is to serve in the Senate as its president, doing in Paris in the first place?
 ***What an idiot: Bloomberg kicks off multimillion dollar anti-gun campaign.
 Bloomberg said the country must not lose the opportunity to crack down on guns offered by the Newtown massacre. “It would be a great tragedy for this country and for tens of thousands of lives if (the opportunity) is lost,” he said.
Right. Wouldn't want to miss the chance to exploit those dead children.

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“Then said Jesus, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ And they parted his raiment, and cast lots” (Luke 23:34).   

In some ways, at least from a worldly perspective, these first recorded words spoken by Jesus on the cross are the most startling of all seven of His final statements captured in the Gospels.  Here was Christ, the son of God and man, being taunted, ridiculed and brutally killed by the power brokers of the day.

And yet how did He respond to it all?

Not with bitterness or anger, but with grace and forgiveness.

Simply put, He forgave His executioners!

Follow the link to read the rest.


***Supreme Court could redefine marriage in landmark case. If it happens, it will be another nail in America's coffin.

When the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of marriage for gay men and lesbians beginning this week, the justices will be taking a major step toward defining their own legacy.
In their first-ever review of same-sex marriage laws, the nine justices on the country's highest court are hearing arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday on one of the most politically charged dilemmas of the day, bound with themes of religion, sexuality and social custom.
The paired cases will be heard at a time when opinion polls show surging approval for gay unions and when prominent individuals and groups, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, have been announcing support for same-sex marriage on a nearly daily basis.

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***“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” ~~ Henry Ward Beecher

***Have a great day!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Just a sec...

***Gotta make this quick - I really have a backlog of work to do today. Hope my fellow Hoosiers are enjoying the snow!

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***Myths of the rich and famous. This is interesting.

***From the C.S. Lewis blog page:

The Problem of Pride

If you've been reading A Year with C.S. Lewis, the last several days have circled around pride, a subject that will continue through the week. "The Christians are right," says Lewis, "it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began."


During Holy Week, our pride comes face-to-face with Jesus. Today's naysayers pantomime an age-old sentiment: why does Jesus have to die? Why does God need a blood sacrifice to be assuaged? I'm a good enough person. I don't need Jesus to do that.

Their questions are rooted in pride. Lewis names pride as, "the worst of all vices" because, "it comes direct from Hell." It creeps into our religious life by the devil himself. He wants us to be secure in our own chasteness, our own bravery, our own self-control, our own holiness.

Read more here.

***"Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity
It asked a crumb of me." -- Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

***"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." -- The Declaration of Independence

***Have a great day!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Al Gore: Disgusting Opportunist

***Al Gore praises Al-Jazeera, slams U.S. networks.

The Arabic news channel Al Jazeera provides a high quality “honest-to-goodness” service that compares well with U.S. cable news networks, former vice president Al Gore has claimed, Forbes reports.

“You have heard me be very critical of American television journalism,” Gore said at the South by SouthWest festival in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, as he was asked about selling his Current TV channel to the Qatar-based network.

He described Al Jazeera as a “very high-quality 24-7 honest-to-goodness news channel that covers international news as well as national — that covers climate, that covers poverty, that covers issues that are ignored today.”

I'm sure the fact that he just made $100 million from a deal with them has nothing to do with his opinion of the Arabic network, friendly to al-Qaeda and largely funded by oil-rich Qatar, whom he blasted in his laughable documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." What a weasel and a hypocrite. This is the type of people who make up the leaders of the Democrat party. He's as disgusting as Harry Reid, who tried to make political hay from the backs of dead marines.

If you're still a Democrat, all I can say is, "Why?"

***Mom stayed with me last night - I *finally* beat her at Scrabble. She's really good at it. Johnny's coming home this afternoon and bringing his wok. He's going to show me how to stir-fry. Should be interesting!

***Biden's one night Paris hotel tab: $585,000.50. But...what about the sequester and austerity? Doesn't apply to the elitists, apparently. A little media curiosity would be refreshing.

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***More of the same: Democrat-controlled Senate passes Democratic budget which adds almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the next decade while protecting programs targeted for cuts. And that's going to balance the budget...how?

They're obviously not interested in actually doing something about the problem.

"We have presented very different visions for how our country should work and who it should work for," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who chairs the Senate Budget Committee.

Is that not a telling statement? Why is it that the government should only "work for" the poor, the illegal, and the non-producers and not the ones who generate the money they seek to spend?

***From Great Motivational Stories:

On the best sunny day, the most powerful magnifying glass will not light paper if you keep moving the glass. But if you focus and hold it, the paper will light up. That is the power of concentration.
A man was traveling and stopped at an intersection. He asked an elderly man, "Where does this road take me?" The elderly person asked, "Where do you want to go?" The man replied, "I don't know." The elderly person said, "Then take any road. What difference does it make?" 

How true. When we don't know where we are going, any road will take us there.

Suppose you have all the football eleven players, enthusiastically ready to play the game, all charged up, and then someone took the goal post away. What would happen to the game? There is nothing left. How do you keep score? How do you know you have arrived?
Enthusiasm without direction is like wildfire and leads to frustration. Goals give a sense of direction. Would you sit in a train or a plane without knowing where it was going? The obvious answer is no. Then why do people go through life without having any goals?

***This one doesn't need a caption...



***From Aesop's Fables:

Three bulls were grazing in a meadow, and were watched by a lion, who longed to capture and devour them, but who felt that he was no match for the three so long as they kept together. So he began by false whispers and malicious hints to foment jealousies and distrust among them. This stratagem succeeded so well that ere long the bulls grew cold and unfriendly, and finally avoided each other and fed each one by himself apart. No sooner did the lion see this than he fell upon them one by one and killed them in turn.

The quarrels of friends are the opportunities of foes.
This reminds me of the Democrats' strategy. Pit one group of people against the other, pretty soon you have a divided country, ripe for the allowance of laws and regulations to remedy their grievances.

***China to "overtake America" by 2016.

China is on track to overtake America as the world's biggest economy in 2016 as its growth accelerates, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


How's that Hope 'n Change workin' out?

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***Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  ~John Quincy Adams

***Have a great day!

Friday, March 22, 2013

What a Week!

***The faster I type, the behinder I get!

***Obamacare turns 3. 
When it kicks in fully next year, it will:
Boost insurance costs. Officially the "Affordable Care Act," ObamaCare promised to lower premiums for families. But regulators decided to impose a 3.5% surcharge on insurance plans sold through federally run exchanges. There's also a $63 fee for every person covered by employers. And the law adds a "premium tax" that will require insurers to pay more than $100 billion over the next decade. The congressional Joint Committee on Taxation expects insurers to simply pass this tax onto individuals and small businesses, boosting premiums another 2.5%.

Push millions off employer coverage. In February, the Congressional Budget Office said that 7 million will likely lose their employer coverage thanks to ObamaCare — nearly twice its previous estimate. That number could be as high as 20 million, the CBO says.

Cause premiums to skyrocket. In December, state insurance commissioners warned Obama administration officials that the law's market regulations would likely cause "rate shocks," particularly for younger, healthier people forced by ObamaCare to subsidize premiums for those who are older and sicker.

That's just the beginning. Follow the link and read the rest, if you can stomach it.

***Food Stamp Nation. Here is a microcosm.

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***Heartbreaking. American pastor jailed in Iran writes to his wife. We should be getting him out of there, whatever it takes.

The American pastor imprisoned in Iran, in a vivid letter to his wife, described how he was beaten to the point where parts of his face were "swollen three times what they should have been" and was denied medical treatment because he was seen as an "unclean" Christian.
The letter was received by Saeed Abedini's family this week, though it may have been written weeks ago. The new details come as his family, the attorneys representing them, and several Capitol Hill lawmakers urge the Obama administration to exert more pressure on Iran to release the pastor. 

***Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Sequester nearly starving staffers. Puh-Leeze.

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***"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 
 (How could he possibly have known Joe Biden?)
 
***Have a great day!
 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Smart Diplomacy

***Yeah yeah, we heard all about how the world was going to love us when we got rid of George W. Bush and elected Obama. The reality? Not so much.

President Obama's first journey to Israel as president comes amid earth-shattering change in Middle East, much of it for the worse. The Arab Spring, which once raised hopes of freedom and dignity, has diverged onto the dark path of Islamist authoritarian rule. In Syria, tens of thousands of people have died in a bitter civil war that might have recently seen its first use of chemical weapons. And Iran continues its march toward nuclear weapons capability, heedless of international condemnation. Obama's effort to seek peace between Palestinians and Israelis is in tatters.
That's why the White House has been lowering expectations for Obama's trip to Israel all this week. He will announce no new peace plan, grand design or major foreign policy initiative. His advisers are calling the trip a "listening tour." That is what you call a state visit when you have little to say.
 Nobody likes a wuss.


***Union day care scam. AFSCME is at it again.

In Michigan, for example, Medicaid reimburses people who care for their disabled relatives at home. This helps parents look after their disabled children while saving taxpayers from paying for more costly care at state-run facilities. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) decided to organize these at-home health-care providers.Former governor Jennifer Granholm allowed the SEIU to mail out ballots for an “organizing election.” Over 80 percent of the ballots were never returned — either discarded as junk mail or ignored. Nonetheless, union supporters made up a majority of those few who voted, and the state recognized the SEIU.
Soon parents of disabled children saw their reimbursement checks cut by hundreds of dollars a year. The union provided families with no benefits for these dues. As one frustrated parent complained:
We’re not getting anything from them [SEIU]. We’ve tried to contact them, and they don’t even bother to respond. I don’t even know what they could do to help. Considering the dues money we’re sending them, maybe they should come over and babysit our kids so we could have one night out.
After Governor Rick Snyder’s election in 2010, the Michigan legislature put a stop to the program. By then the SEIU had skimmed more than $34 million in “dues” from these families.

Read on. Now they're trying to do it in Minnesota.

***Art student makes a chair out of 65,000 rubber bands. Pretty cool, really.



***Gallup: Obama slides to 46%. Doesn't matter. The damage is done.

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***Priceless: Theater shooter James Holmes converts to Islam.

***Titanic violin resurfaces. This is interesting, if true.
One of the most valuable and unique artifacts associated with the ship Titanic has arisen from the past through a succession of owners who loved it but kept its secret. It has now burst upon the scene to adoring musicians and Titanic aficionados: Wallace Hartley’s violin, one of the instruments that were played as the ship sank.



***Rockets hit Israel as Obama meets Palestinians. I mean...there are no words...


***Principal cancels "unfair" honors night. Right. We can't have students excelling, for heaven's sake!

"A Massachusetts principal has been criticized for canceling his school's Honors Night, saying it could be 'devastating' to the students who worked hard, but fell short of the grades." So there won't be any honors night.  They might still have the honor students, but they're not going to recognize them publicly.  There will be no notice of their achievement.  There will be no bells rung, no trumpets, no ceremony whatsoever.  Because this guy says we just can't allow these students to be disappointed.  We just can't allow it.

Unbelievable.

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***You never find yourself until you face the truth. ~~ Pearl Bailey

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Supreme Arrogance

***I'm talking about Dianne Feinstein, this time.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California wants us to know that she is "not a sixth-grader."
Anyone who saw the recent exchange before the Senate Judiciary Committee between Feinstein and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas over guns and the Constitution might speculate that the reason she said this is because she couldn't pass the entrance exam.
 Ironically, Feinstein told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that she felt the Texan was "arrogant."
Look who's talking. Arrogant is when a person feels so imperial that she doesn't think that she should have to put up with questions from a colleague.

That old bat needs to be voted out of office and sent home.


President Obama went after MSNBC host Chuck Todd for asking too many questions at a press conference today in Jerusalem, Israel:
Obama told Todd, who had asked about the president's failures to achieve Middle East peace, that he should be more like the Israeli press, and only ask one question. And the president called Todd "incorrigible."

Big baby.

***World's Strongest Coffee.


A New York man is marketing the world's strongest coffee - under the brand name of Death Wish Coffee.
Double the strength of an espresso, Death Wish Coffee even comes with a disclaimer warning drinkers to expect 'many sleepless nights'.
Mike Brown, the man behind the blend, used to work in a small coffee shop in New York, but got fed up with customers asking for stronger coffee.

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***Democrats pass major gun control laws in Colorado. Throw this back at them, Republicans. This is a direct violation of the Constitution.

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

A 28-year-old woman from Serbia has a rare brain condition where she sees everything upside down. The good news? She's now been given a job at the White House as President Obama's economic adviser.
She sees everything upside down. In fact, she thinks NBC is at the top of the ratings.
The U.S. Senate is now fighting to keep open the Senate barber shop. It loses $350,000 a year. Do you know what that makes it? The most successful government program ever. It’s losing only $350,000 a year.
The island nation of Cyprus is now considering a 10 percent tax on every individual savings account in that country. They'll take 10 percent of your money right out of the bank. To which President Obama said: "You can do that?"

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If you put fences around people, you get sheep
William McKnight

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dishonest Dems

***I know, I know, that's redundant. Here is yet another example: Their budget double counts spending "cuts," while adding $7.3 trillion to the debt over the next decade. What's it gonna take for people to understand they aren't serious about fixing our economy? They WANT it to be bad, so they can blame it on the Republicans. Simple as that.

***I'm blogging on my laptop while I restart my PC. Unfortunately, it's stuck while shutting down Windows. Not good. I really don't have time for this...

***Pew study blasts MSNBC for bias. Ya don't say.

If you’re looking for straight and unbiased news reporting, you may want to avoid MSNBC.
A new Pew Research Center study has found the liberal-leaning cable network is filled with opinion and commentary for 85 percent of its airtime.

Only a paltry 15 percent of MSNBC’s programming stuck to “factual reporting, according to Pew.
Even at 15%, "factual reporting" is a stretch.

***Ahhhh....looks like my PC is unsticking... :-)

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***Oh no, just saw this on FoxNews.com.  This is awful.


DEVELOPING: An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said.
The North Carolina-based soldiers with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as Marines were preparing to fire it, NBC News reports.

Prayers for the families of those Marines killed, and thoughts and prayers for the injured.

***College student's 9-1-1 call may have averted a mass murder. Sure looks like that's what he was planning.

A 911 call from a student at the University of Central Florida and a quick response by campus police may have prevented a mass murder.
Campus police said Monday that 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran -- who shot himself in the head as officers arrived, before any other students were hurt -- was heavily armed with two guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a backpack filled with explosives and a plan to attack other students as they fled the seven-story dorm where he lived.
Seevakumaran's roommate, who hid in a bathroom after Seevakumaran pointed a gun at him, called authorities about the incident, UCF Police Chief Richard Beary said.

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***Herman Cain is calling the "Charm Offensive" the "Con Offensive." Much more apropos, don't you think?
***Have a great day!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Food for Thought

***Yesterday's sermon at my church was especially good. It was about staying steadfast in the Word, and how important it is to read it and know it. That is our greatest protection against temptation, evil, depression...just about anything you can think of. When we read this, I couldn't help but think of the world right now:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned into fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 2 Tim. 4:3-5

Paul was writing about how people will start to seek out what they want to hear, not necessarily the truth. Not only does this happen in the world around us, but it happens in the church. It makes me think of the various "warehouse" churches I see popping up. No doubt there are some good ones. But in many of them, all you need is good music, a good youth program, etc. and you'll draw a lot of people. Doesn't really matter if the doctrine is sound, as long as people can go there and "have a good time." Doctrinally sound teaching is much more important than all the peripheral things.

Okay, that's my sermon for today...

***The dreary predictability of the racialist Left.

Besides being stupid and offensive, people like this are so drearily predictable.  What a surprise it would be if they paid due respect to Dr. Carson and offered stimulating moral or intellectual disagreement with what he said.  But no, it's just the usual stern order to return to the liberal plantation immediately, or Carson's racial identity will be revoked.  Yawn.  At this point, I'm not sure how even the most hardcore lefty student stays awake through one of these tedious professors' classes.  I would imagine it takes a lot of red meat getting tossed out to keep the kids from falling asleep at their desks.
It's comical how whiny and thin-skinned the Left remains about Dr. Carson's thoughtful dissent from Obama orthodoxy at the National Prayer Breakfast.  Carson wasn't rude or confrontational at all... but he had the unmitigated gall to express his disagreement while the Lightworker was sitting right there next to him.  And I guess only Obama is allowed to mix religion and politics at these affairs, with his coma-inducing yawnfest of a "Christ the Tax Collector" sermon.
Okay, you guys, we get it.  All black people (and, increasingly, all Hispanic people, and all women) must think alike.  Sincere disagreement from leftist orthodoxy is impossible.  Your leaders are the physical incarnation of your righteous ideology, so humble submission in their august presence is mandatory.  Now why don't you form a committee or two and think of something new, and interesting, to say?

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***White House lowers expectations ahead of Obama's Middle East trip. As for me, my expectations for Obama couldn't be much lower.

***Here's a bracket for the NCAA tournament if you need one.

***Obama Administration caves to Putin on missile shield. What? You didn't hear this on the news? Well, I'll be.

Buried in the news made late Friday made by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that the U.S. planned to deploy missile interceptors in Alaska and California was the equally important news that the Obama administration was going to stop long-held plans to fully deploy a missile shield in Eastern Europe.

Tell me, if Russia didn't plan to become aggressive, why do they oppose the shield? It's a defensive mechanism, not an offensive one.

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Cute, but I wish there was a way I could fix "cloged," It's driving me nuts...
***John Boehner trusts President Obama? More of an idiot than I thought...

*** Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue,
please cover your nose.
You sneezed on Miss Muffet
and ruined her clothes.
You sprayed Mother Hubbard
and now she is sick.
You put out the fire
on Jack’s candle stick.
Your sneeze is the reason
why Humpty fell down.
You drenched Yankee Doodle
when he came to town.
The blind mice are angry!
The sheep are upset!
From now on use tissues
so no one gets wet!

Copyright © 2006 Darren Sardelli
All Rights Reserved


***Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. ~~ Calvin Coolidge

***Have a great day!
  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tax on Bank Accounts?

***Whoa, I'll bet Obama's eyes are twinkling with this idea. Eurozone leaders and the IMF are bailing out bankrupt Cypress...and they're going to pay for it by levying a 9.9% tax on bank accounts with more than 100,000 euros (roughly $131,000) before they open tomorrow. Absolutely nothing the depositors can do about it.  Think about that. If that happened here, and don't put it past the Democrats, if you had $131,000 or more in your savings/checking account, as soon as the bank opens tomorrow they would take out about $13,000. Bam. Leaders are fearing a run on ATM machines and banks before the deadline. Well duh. Wouldn't you take out as much as you could before the feds stole it?

***History of St. Patricks' Day, in case you're wondering.

***Predictions for life in 2013 from 1988 Los Angeles Times:

Hits:
- Automatic water heaters and coffee makers
- Cars with a "central computer" that includes "electronic navigation or map systems"
- Teleconferencing from home on your computer
- Fiber optic cable networks
- The popularity of collagen and plastic surgery
- Using computers in classrooms in place of notebooks and projector screens
Misses:
- A "staggered work plan" mandated by Los Angeles County to avoid overcrowding downtown.
- Automated baking: "the oven switches itself on to bake a fresh batch of cinnamon rolls."
- A "personalized home newspaper" that is automatically printed off your personal computer
- 200-story, earthquake-proof, mega-high-rise buildings in downtown Los Angeles
- "Billy Rae," the " mobile home robot" with a synthetic Southern drawl that rouses the family with a not-terrifying-at-all, "Hey, y'all—rise an' shine!" And he only cost $5,000!
- "Newfangled Indian cigarettes." Say what?
- Mandatory exercise required by employers (though libertarians are warning us about this one)
- To listen to music or watch a movie, you need a laser disc, or you need to call your cable company to request the media over cable lines. This whole story sort of misses the fact that Internet access has trumped the need to use of cable and phone lines.

***Great crafty ideas:





***Green tea and weight loss. Ugh...I wish I could get that stuff down, but, yuk.

***Dr. Ben Carson hints at White House run. Now THAT would be exciting! Look for the Left to accelerate their attempts to destroy him. It's what they do.

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***So, success attend St. Patrick's fist,
For he's a saint so clever;
Oh! he gave the snakes and toads a twist,
And bothered them forever!
~Henry Bennett


***Have a great day!