Monday, October 20, 2014

Many a Truth is Said in Jest

***Or to be more precise with Shakespeare's quote,

“Many a true word hath been spoken in jest.”

 This brings me to Obama's "joke" in 2009 about auditing his enemies:

 Barack Obama owes his presidency in no small part to the power of rhetoric. It's too bad he doesn't appreciate the damage that loose talk can do to America's tax system, even as exploding federal deficits make revenues more important than ever.

At his Arizona State University commencement speech last Wednesday, Mr. Obama noted that ASU had refused to grant him an honorary degree, citing his lack of experience, and the controversy this had caused. He then demonstrated ASU's point by remarking, "I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA brackets. . . . President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."

This was written in 2009, when I believe Obama knew full well what the IRS had done and was continuing to do, unlawfully, to conservative groups. What a two-faced jackal.

***Teaching kids self control. This is a biggie, and one of the most important lessons kids can learn. 

To put it into everyday terms, self-control is your child's ability to stop and think before acting. This, of course, gives your child a much better chance of making a good choice in a given situation, such as deciding not to argue about a video game or hit his sister. In another sense, self-control is the ability to remain goal-directed in the face of temptation to stray off course, such as choosing to stick with homework when the temptation of social media is just a click away.
Self-control is a lifelong challenge and one that benefits from good habits that are established early. Social psychologist and university professor Walter Mischel found that kids who displayed greater amounts of self-control at even age 4 went on to earn better grades, were more popular with peers and teachers, were less likely to report problems with drug use and earned higher salaries as adults.

Good piece, take the time to read it.

***Ministers facing arrest for saying "no" to same-sex marriage. Many of us warned this is what would happen. The naysayers said no, allowing gays to marry wouldn't affect anyone else. We are seeing day after day that this simply isn't true. Gay "rights" trump everyone else's in this upside down, politically correct world. We have to fight this.

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***"The right to freedom being the gift of God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave." --Samuel Adams

***Have a great day!

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