***Obama's job approval tumbles. Well, I'm glad to see a few people are paying attention, though they're getting to the party a little late. While the major damage is already done since he has been re-elected, this may cost him enough political capital to stop some of his more egregious plans for the country. Let's hope and pray.
***Democrats: Say what we want or shut up! Nice newspaper you have there, be a shame if something happened to it...
***10 brands that will disappear in 2014.
This year's list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the importance of not falling behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. The list also reflects how industry trends can accelerate the demise of certain brands. This year, we included two magazines -- Martha Stewart Living and Road & Track. Print advertising is in a multiyear decline, but some magazines have fared worse than others. These two have suffered sharp drops in advertising revenue over the past five years. Magazines also carry the heavy legacy costs of printing, paper and distribution, a problem not shared by online-only competition.
In the world of consumer electronics, Barnes & Noble's Nook, for example, competes with better-selling products made by larger companies -- Apple and Amazon -- and is also in the e-reader business, a shrinking industry. Ditto for the Olympus digital camera, now that camera sales, especially point-and-shoot models, have been eroded by smartphones.
***Laura Ingraham: The Center isn't the answer for the GOP. She's right. Unabashed conservatism is. We need to stop being ashamed of what we believe is best for the country.
Everyone is on a journey,
That leads to, 'God knows where';
Each step is fraught with danger,
So my friend ~ you must beware.
For the path ahead's uncertain,
As it leads on to pastures new;
You will grow faint and weary,
If the road is not right for you.
Yet although the way is narrow,
And the road so hard and long,
Remember...God goes with you,
Then with confidence...walk on.
Let God wrap you in His arms,
Let Him hold you safely there;
Be your shelter from alarms,
And protect you with His care.
In the shadow of God's wings,
All His children rest secure.
To all lonely hearts He brings,
Joy and peace forevermore.
Come to Him each weary soul,
For He longs to give you rest;
All your sorrows to console,
And make you Heaven blessed.
He will take those heavy burdens,
From all shoulders lift the weight,
When He greets you on arrival,
Where He stands at Heaven's gate.
On the day you end your journey,
You will reach that golden shore;
There to dwell in realms of glory,
When God opens Heaven's door.
When at last your journey's over,
All your strength He will renew,
And lead you gently by the hand,
To a place He's reserved for you.
So choose the straight and narrow,
To be sure you're Heaven bound,
Where all Paradise awaits you,
And your treasure store is found.
God welcomes weary travelers,
When each story has been told,
Into their final resting place,
In Heaven's celestial fold.
© Sylvia Lavallée (Dec 89)
***Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx
***Have a great day!