Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nice!

***What a beautiful day in my corner of Indiana! Took my mom & aunt to church, then we stayed for the picnic afterward. Lots of good food and fellowship. My mother-in-law is having a cookout this afternoon too, but I'm going to have to stay home and work. At least I got to spend a little time outside in this lovely weather. I have my office window open too, so that's nice. At least I can SEE the sunshine!

***A profile in spinelessness. I don't have much use for Eric Cantor any more. This is how Liberals do things, not conservatives.

1) On Friday, the spokesman for GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the AP there would be no floor vote on the so-called ENLIST Act,  a seemingly narrow amnesty (for young illegal immigrants who serve in the military) that could nevertheless be expanded into a much broader immigration amnesty by the Senate, which has otherwise been unable to get such a bill through the House. The Cantor camp’s statement came after he had been (accurately) criticized for supporting amnesty by his primary opponent, Dave Brat.
“[Cantor spokesman] Doug Heye said no stand-alone vote on the measure would be permitted ….”
2) The next Wednesday, AP reported that “immigration advocates” were “angry” with Cantor for stalling “reform.”
“Eric Cantor is the No. 1 guy standing between the American people and immigration reform,” Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigrant group, said on a conference call …”
3) Later that day, Cantor tells Politico that, contrary to what his spokesman had said on Friday, he might indeed still bring the ENLIST Act up for a vote:
“Cantor, who controls the floor schedule, did not rule out a potential standalone vote on the ENLIST Act later this year, saying that the lawmakers involved with the bill are “still working on language” and that “no decisions have been made” on potential floor action.”
In other words,  after criticism from his underfunded challenger, Cantor ditches the ENLIST act. Then after a disapproving sentence from activist Frank Sharry, he tacks back and unditches it.  And they say he is a spineless positioner! Also a clumsy, obvious one.

Done with him.

***Obama visits troops in Afghanistan. No, this doesn't have anything to do with trying to shore up his image after the VA scandal broke, uh uh, not at all...

***Liberal radio keeps shrinking. No wonder they want the Hush Rush bill. They can't keep an audience interested in their stupidity, so they have to try to force conservatives off the air. 

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“The United States and the freedom, for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.”
—Ronald Reagan

A nation can be forged and molded by great men. For sure, that is the beginnings of our nation.
These men receive the glory and the fame and are quoted on a daily basis.
But the true measure of a nation’s strength is its military, which is composed of equally great men and women, men and women who put duty, honor and country first. They receive no glory — except an occasional welcome home party, or the sad mournful sounds of taps breaking the still air around their flag-draped coffins.
Every person who has ever put on a uniform to defend the principles that our founding fathers set forth in order to establish this nation were and are heroes.
Every drop of blood that has been shed by these heroes has made it possible for us to live in a free society, and for that we are grateful on this Memorial Day.

***The history of Arlington.



***Spring smoothies to try:

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie
2 cups frozen or fresh rhubarb
2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
2 cups almond milk
2 tsp. honey
Blend all ingredients. Pour into three glasses. Serve cold.
Orange Delicious
2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
2 cups peeled and seeded orange
1 cup coconut water
Blend all ingredients. Pour into three glasses. Enjoy.
Green Tropics
2 cups fresh or frozen mango
1 cup chopped collard greens
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup apple juice
handful of fresh, chopped basil
Blend all ingredients. Pour into three glasses. Serve Chilled.

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After his return from Rome, Will couldn’t find his luggage in the airport baggage area. He went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that his bags hadn’t shown up on the carousel.
She smiled and told him not to worry because they were trained professionals and he was in good hands.
Then she asked Will, “Has your plane arrived yet?”

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 ***Is't death to fall for Freedom's right?
He's dead alone who lacks her light!
~Thomas Campbell


***Have a great day!
 

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