The first step to leading is understanding what you are up against. This border crisis isn’t incompetence. It isn’t bungling.
It is a calculated effort to crash the immigration system and fundamentally transform the nation. It is an effort to accelerate demographic trends and forever alter the nation’s culture. Until the GOP comprehends the full measure of Obama’s purpose, the GOP will be trapped in a prevent defense, never moving past complaints about Obama’s incompetence.
To the Obama administration and open borders groups, the tidal wave across the border is not an accident, and it is not a crisis. It is not even limited to unaccompanied children.
There is a single simple cause behind the human tragedy at the border: Obama’s refusal to enforce the immigration laws. The steady flow became a tsunami after Obama implemented childhood amnesty (DACA) in 2012. This lawless immigration policy gave legal status to young illegal aliens by Obama edict.
Yet they insist on blaming Bush (boy, that one's getting old). The most maddening thing is hearing people whom you thought had a little common sense agree with him...on anything. I wish I knew what the answer was. Guess we better pray a little harder for our country, because the liberals are certainly doing their level best to ruin it.
***Elizabeth Warren's popularity surging among progressives. Well, of course. She's deceitful, far left, and a liar. They obviously love that.
***Connecticut man arrested after stabbing watermelon. Huh?
A 49-year-old Connecticut man faces threatening charges after a woman told police he stabbed a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner.
The Register Citizen of Torrington reports Carmine Cervellino of Thomaston was arraigned Monday on charges of threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $500 bond.
Police say the woman had gone to police on July 4 to report finding drugs, including marijuana, in Cervellino's tool box. He was not arrested.
They say she later returned home to find the watermelon on the counter with a butcher's knife in it. She reported that Cervellino then entered the room and began carving the watermelon. She called the incident passive-aggressive and menacing.
No one answered a phone call Tuesday morning to the Cervellino home seeking comment.
***This is another one of those "How the heck am I gonna get all this done?" days. Didn't blog yesterday, though, so I wanted to touch base today!
***After the Rice is Thrown, from Focus on the Family:
Isn’t summer great? It’s the season for family vacations, blooming flowers, patriotic celebrations, and best of all – weddings. June, July, and August continue to be the most popular months to get married.
Maybe you’re like me in that whenever I have the privilege of witnessing a man and a woman exchange vows, I can’t help but wonder what their future holds. Will their love gradually deepen? What challenges will they face? Where will they be in five, ten, or fifty years?
It brings to mind something a team member recently shared with me. It’s a simple acrostic with some helpful pointers to help a man and wife persevere in their journey through life together:
M: Make memories by enjoying the simple things of life together. During hard times it can be comforting to recall happy moments.
A: Ask for what you need and want, but avoid demanding and nagging.
R: Respect each other in public and in private.
R: Rely on God, and remember that He wants to unite you and your spouse in His love. He has your best interests at heart.
I: Intimacy – patiently and gradually develop an intimate physical, emotional, and spiritual connection with your spouse.
A: Act as if this is the only day that counts. Live in the present and avoid dwelling on past regrets and mistakes.
G: Greet each other with affection and joy.
E: Eliminate attitudes of personal entitlement by focusing on how you can best love and serve your spouse.
*** Vampire Monkey!
***The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
***Have a great day!