Thursday, July 31, 2014

Unsustainable?

***Guess what the "progressive" Left is worried about now? Yep, our unsustainable food. You have a banana in the wintertime? You're an awful person who cares nothing about the planet. Honestly, these people are certifiable.

Have you ever thought about how wildly unrealistic and unsustainable our current diets are?
Only when I’m at a fabulous new restaurant that’s charging $47 for kale-dusted medallions of artisanal suet, but I have the feeling that’s not what the author means.
Items that don’t grow within the same season are commonly consumed together. Things that don’t grow on the same continent are combined into all sorts of meals. We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer. We eat tropical fruit with Midwestern grains. Without the transportation system, there would be absolutely no rhyme or reason to our “normal” diets.

Do these people go the library or surf the internet (better not, that takes energy) looking for things to be outraged about? Must be exhausting to be them,; always offended, always looking for ways to show us how much better they are than we, always looking down their noses at anyone who dares to have any fun. I just described most liberals I know. Read the piece, James Lileks does a great job of poking fun at these busybodies.

***Bill & Hillary are after our 1st amendment rights. 


The Clintons — Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea — release a joint statement on recent books critical of them by Ed Klein, Daniel Halper, and Ronald Kessler:
Their behavior should neither be allowed nor enabled, and legitimate media outlets who know with every fiber of their being that this is complete crap should know not to get down in the gutter with them and spread their lies. But if anyone isn’t sure, let’s strap all three to a polygraph machine on live TV and let the needle tell the truth.
Got that? “Should not be allowed.” I can’t wait for Hillary to take the oath and pledge “to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution . . . except for the First Amendment rights of authors who criticize me.”
Because the Tuzla Dash/“dead broke”/“did not . . . have . . . sexual . . . relations” Clintons are just the right folks to accuse others of lying, right? Are Hillary and Bill willing to subject themselves to live, televised polygraph tests?

Those two are as thin-skinned as Obama. Oh, how I wish they would just *go* *away*.

***GOP trying to stop immigration policy by pen. I hope they can, but I'm skeptical that anyone is going to stop Obama from doing whatever he wants. The only way is going to be to take the Senate in November. If we don't, the country is doomed.

What really sickens me is the hypocrisy of the Left. Over at Democratic Underground, when Bush was president he was called a Nazi, fascist, dictator, etc. etc. ad nauseum. Now, when we really DO have a president who is acting like a dictator? Silence. He's the "right" color and in the "right" party, so it's hands off.

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***"Incompetent madness." Couldn't have said it better myself.

President Barack Obama has abused his executive "discretion" and so severely violated his oath of office that he should either be considered "chief lawbreaker," or his tenure characterized as one of "incompetent madness," said Andrew Napolitano.
An oath means nothing to a liberal.

***Groaner of the day...




***Obama to Republicans: "Stop just hatin' all the time." Real presidential. Apparently you're hatin' if you disagree, hatin' if you don't let him do whatever he wants, hatin' if you object to his policies...you name it. If you're not kissing his ring, you're hatin'. 


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***National honor is national property of the highest value.  ~James Monroe, first inaugural address, 4 March 1817
 
***Have a great day!
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Abandoned

***Obama has abandoned Christians, Jews, and pretty much all people of faith - except Muslims, of course.

Catholic League President Bill Donohue is slamming President Barack Obama for his statement commemorating the end of the Muslim Ramadan observance, saying Obama doesn't "stand with people of all faiths."

Obama's brief statement, issued earlier this week to send best wishes to Muslims during the Eid al-Fitr celebration, said that the observance reminds him and wife Michelle "of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy."

Further, Obama said he and his wife "stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities."

"While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease," the president said.
 
Really? Please point out anything positive Muslims have done for America. Mr. Donohue has it right:

"As you speak, Christians are being beheaded all over the Middle East because they are Christians, and those carrying out this mass murder are doing so in the name of Islam,"  Donohue wrote. "Yet you continue to say and do absolutely nothing about these unspeakable crimes. Do Christian lives mean so little to you?"

Donohue said that when he types in the phrase "President Obama Speaks Out," or "Speaks Against," into Internet search engines, subjects such as "Trayvon Martin," "Kanye West," "Fox News," and "bullying" come up.

"I can search in vain to find you condemning the genocidal slaughter of Christians by Muslims," Donohue wrote. "Muslim terrorists are killing Jews in Israel and their representatives have pledged to wipe Jews off the face of the earth. Yet your administration spends most of its time lecturing Israelis to be patient. About what? Being bombed because they are Jews? Do Jewish lives mean so little to you?"

 Nothing means anything to Obama except Obama. It's all about him. What a ghastly mistake America made in electing this man.

***From Focus on the Family: 10 Books Every Christian Should Read. I still have a few to go.

  1. Basic Christianity, by John Stott

  2. The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  3. Desiring God, by John Piper

  4. How Now Shall We Live?by Chuck Colson

  5. Knowing God, by J.I. Packer

  6. Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

  7. The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan

  8. The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence

  9. The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer

  10. The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis





The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93.

***McDonald's in Japan has just rolled out tofu nuggets. Ew.


***A woman is walking across the U.S. dressed like the Grim Reaper, and no one knows why. 

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.
She has been dubbed the "Woman in Black," by TV stations, police and followers on the Web, including those on a Facebook page where she has been tracked on a nearly 500-mile journey with a black bag and walking stick in hand that has taken her from Ranger, Georgia, to Athens, Ohio, since July 18.

 Okay, that's a little creepy.

***Now that's what I call a crowded beach...



***11 foods that make you hungrier. Pretty much can be summed up in one word - carbohydrates.


We all know these, but it never hurts to be reminded.

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***Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In Defense of Family

***The Concerned Women For America web site has a great, in a nutshell explanation of the need to protect the traditional family, and how God ordains marriage and family in the Bible:

God made marriage between a man and a woman.
"And He answered and said to them, 'Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning "made them male and female," and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.'" (Matthew 19:4-6)
Earthly example of Christ's relationship with the church. God recognizes marriage as a covenant representative of his covenant with the church.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church." (Ephesians 5:25-29)
Populating the earth is a mandate from God, not a threat to humanity.
"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'" (Genesis 1:27-28)
God requires us all to honor their parents; the only commandment with promise.
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12)
God holds parents accountable for raising their children.
"And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4)
- See more at: http://www.cwfa.org/about/issues/defense-of-family/#sthash.iTMOHTta.dpuf

God made marriage between a man and a woman.
"And He answered and said to them, 'Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning "made them male and female," and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.'" (Matthew 19:4-6)

Earthly example of Christ's relationship with the church. God recognizes marriage as a covenant representative of his covenant with the church.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church." (Ephesians 5:25-29)

Populating the earth is a mandate from God, not a threat to humanity.
"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'" (Genesis 1:27-28)

God requires us all to honor their parents; the only commandment with promise.
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12)

God holds parents accountable for raising their children.
"And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4)
 
Pretty clear, if you ask me. We ignore His direction at our peril. We are  reaping the consequences of sexual sin in this country; divorce, disease, kids raised in single parent homes with no guidance ending up in jail or dead, and on and on. Study after study reinforces the need of a child to have a mom and a dad. Of course things happen and sometimes a single parent home is the only option, and of course there are kids from single parent homes who do just fine. But women who act like brood mares and have children with different baby daddies not man enough to act like fathers are doing their kids irreparable harm.  63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. 67% of black children grow up in fatherless homes. 67%. That is very, very sad and very damaging. 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average.   71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. These figures can't be ignored.

***The federal government is now willing to pay people to house ILLEGAL immigrants. This stupidity is enough to make your head explode.


The Texas-based nonprofit Catholic Charities is currently seeking out foster families for the migrants, most of whom come from Central America. Ruth Braiser, a spokeswoman for the organization, told Breitbart Texas that foster families can receive monthly payments for housing adult immigrants who are under 23-years-old.
"Most of our children are 15 to 17-years-old," she said. "But some stay in our program until they are 22-years-old; if they're still working on getting their high school diploma, they can stay until they're that age."
The revelation that some of the migrants receiving foster care are adults will likely come as a surprise to many; the mainstream media has largely portrayed the border crisis as involving only children and family units.
Braiser mentioned that foster families will be paid $40 per day for each migrant they take in from Catholic Charities. The payments are funded by the federal government, as Breitbart Texas previously reported.
Foster parents have the ability to collect more than $7,400 per month, considering that they can house six immigrants at any given time.

These people are here illegally. Why are they not simply sent back? No - we, the taxpayers, are expected to feed and house them rather than insist they obey the law like the rest of us have to. This is insane.

***


***NCAA settles head injury lawsuit. More proof that we're becoming a nation of wusses....

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
College sports' governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a Tuesday filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Critics have accused the NCAA of giving too much discretion to hundreds of individual schools about when athletes can go back into games, putting them at risk.
Who knew you could hurt yourself playing football?

***Matt Yglesias tweet (prepare yourself, do not take a drink of anything before you read this)

Given his enormous achievements as Secretary of State, John Kerry has to be considered a leading contender for the 2016 nomination.

I'll give you a moment to stop laughing...or throwing up.

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***
Old Methuselah's Diet
by Anonymous
 

Methuselah ate what he found on his plate,
And never as people do now;
He took no account of the calorie count;
He ate it because it was chow.

He wasn't disturbed as at dinner he sat,
Devouring a roast or a pie
To think it was lacking in granular fat,
Or a couple of vitamins shy

He cheerfully chewed every species of food,
Unmindful of troubles or fears
Lest his health might be hurt by some fancy dessert,
And he lived over nine hundred year



***Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. ~~ Eric Hoffer

***Have a great day!





God made marriage between a man and a woman.
"And He answered and said to them, 'Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning "made them male and female," and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.'" (Matthew 19:4-6)
Earthly example of Christ's relationship with the church. God recognizes marriage as a covenant representative of his covenant with the church.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church." (Ephesians 5:25-29)
Populating the earth is a mandate from God, not a threat to humanity.
"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'" (Genesis 1:27-28)
God requires us all to honor their parents; the only commandment with promise.
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12)
God holds parents accountable for raising their children.
"And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4)
- See more at: http://www.cwfa.org/about/issues/defense-of-family/#sthash.iTMOHTta.dpuf

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why I Vote Democrat

***From Mark Levin's page, by Scott Adams:

Why I vote Democrat


I vote Democrat because I believe it’s okay if our federal government borrows $85 Billion every single month.


I vote Democrat because I care about the children … but saddling them with trillions of dollars of debt to pay for my bloated leftist government is okay.


I vote Democrat because I believe it’s better to pay billions of dollars to people who hate us rather than drill for our own oil, because it might upset some endangered beetle or gopher.


I vote Democrat because I believe it is okay if liberal activist judges rewrite the Constitution to suit some fringe kooks, who would otherwise never get their agenda past the voters.


I vote Democrat because I believe that corporate America should not be allowed to make profits for themselves or their shareholders. They need to break even and give the rest to the federal government for redistribution.


I vote Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted, so long as we keep all of the murderers on death row alive.


I vote Democrat because I believe it’s okay if my Nobel Peace Prize winning President uses drones to assassinate people, as long as we don’t use torture.


I vote Democrat because I believe people, who can’t accurately tell us if it will rain on Friday, can predict the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Chevy Volt.


I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is not as important as preventing people from being offended.


I vote Democrat because I believe the oil companies’ profit of 3% on a gallon of gas is obscene, but the federal government taxing that same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t obscene.


I vote Democrat because I believe a moment of silent prayer at the beginning of the school day constitutes government indoctrination and an intrusion on parental authority ….. but sex education, condom distribution and multiculturalism are all values-neutral.


I vote Democrat because I agonize over threats to the natural environment from CO2, acid rain and toxic waste ….. but I am totally oblivious of the threats to our social environment from pornography, promiscuity and family dissolution.


I vote Democrat because I believe lazy, uneducated stoners should have just as big a say in running our country as entrepreneurs who risk everything and work 70 hours per week.


I vote Democrat because I don’t like guns ….. so no one else should be allowed to own one.


I vote Democrat because I see absolutely no correlation between welfare and the rise of illegitimacy.


I vote Democrat because I see absolutely no correlation between judicial leniency and surging crime rates.


I vote Democrat because I believe you don’t need an ID to vote but you do to buy beer.


I vote Democrat because I believe marriage is obsolete, except for homosexuals.


I vote Democrat because I think AIDS is spread by insufficient funding.


I vote Democrat because I think “fairness” is far more important than freedom.


I vote Democrat because I think an “equal outcome” is far more important than equal opportunity.


I vote democrat because I would rather hide in a class room while others fight for my freedom.


I vote democrat because I’m not smart enough to own a gun and I need someone else to protect me.


I vote democrat because I would rather have free stuff than freedom.


And lastly, I vote Democrat because I’m convinced that government programs are the solution to the human condition, NOT freedom.

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VERY well said.

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***Have a great day!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nothing New Under the Sun

***Pastor James preached a great sermon this morning from Jeremiah, chapter 7. It was about how Israel had turned from the Lord, received repeated warnings and second chances, but still remained in the darkness.  They were stealing, murdering, following after false gods, leading their children astray, and even offering up their children as sacrifices to their false gods. I couldn't help but notice the parallels to our world today. We have turned away from God, and are suffering the consequences. Not that God is pouring out his wrath on us; we are simply reaping what we've sown. We allow unborn children to be murdered, and can't figure out why life holds no value to so many. We advocate letting kids "do their own thing" and "be themselves," then can't figure out why they have no self control. We teach people that they are owed something simply by virtue of being alive, and can't understand why so many would rather steal than earn what they have. And on it goes.

"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9.

Will we ever learn?

***Rep. Jan Schatkowsky's politically driven "Live the Wage" stupidity has backfired.

Not having damaged the economy enough already, the Democrats keep pushing to raise the minimum wage. Here’s the “thinking”: If you give people more money, then they’ll have more money. More money is good. Yay!
And what’s a dumb policy push without a dumb Twitter hashtag? Ladies and gentlemen: #LiveTheWage.

 Read the piece, and behold yet another dumb Democrat woman. 


***Thank you, clueless Obama voter: At least 30,000 more migrants get U.S. classroom seats. What part of "illegal" are you not getting, Mr. Obama?

American kids and teenagers will be sharing their already-crowded classrooms with tens of thousands of ill-educated Central American migrants this fall, because President Obama is distributing perhaps 100,000 Central American migrants across the country.
The Central American student “have very, very limited amounts of education [and] in some cases, they cannot count to 10,” said Caroline Woodason, assistant director for student support at the public schools in Dalton, Ga. “They can’t turn on a computer. They’ve never even seen a computer,” she told the Dalton Daily Citizen.
In Fairfax, Va., “teachers [are] dealing with children not just learning English but years below expected grade/achievement level,” education specialist Robin Hamby, told The Washington Post. In early 2014, her district already had 5,192 Central American students, up 22 percent since 2011.

 Next problem: Teacher shortage. Not too many will want to put up with this, I'll wager.

***                        How I feel right now...



Maybe a shot of B12 is in order....

***Hey, there are still some judges who respect the law. Federal judge rules DC gun ban unconstitutional.

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowing to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists.
Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.”

***Students' invention helps disabled swimmer compete in triathlon. Great story.

***7 fad diets you shouldn't try. Well really, you shouldn't try any of 'em.

***

If you could see me as I sit here by myself all day and type, you'd understand...

***Hand cannons: The world's most powerful handguns. 




Yeesh.

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***
It's simple ... go the extra mile and you will stand out from the crowd
Robin Crow 

***Have a great day!
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

How High is Too High?

***To the Democrats, and Obama in particular, apparently the government is entitled to the lion's share of what we earn. 

STEVE LIESMAN: Mr. President, I just want to pivot back one more time to domestic issues.  You’ve said a bunch of times that getting the wealthy to pay a little bit more, and you’ve succeeded in raising that top tax rate to 39% or rolling back the tax cuts. Is there a limit there?  Is there a limit to how much you believe the government should take from an individual in terms of a top tax rate?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, I don’t have a particular number in mind, but if you look at our history we are still well below what, you know, the marginal tax rates were under Dwight Eisenhower or, you know, all the way up even through Ronald Reagan.  Tax rates are still lower on average for most folks.  And what that means is that we probably can make some more headway in closing loopholes that folks take advantage of. As opposed to necessarily raising marginal rates.

Yeah, those greedy, awful people...doing whatever they can to keep what they earn. "I don't have a particular number in mind." Yes you do, and I'm thinking it's about 100%.

Interestingly, Obama wrote in The Audacity of Hope that the real problem with the 70% tax rate that existed when Ronald Reagan was president was not that it “curbed incentives to work or invest” but that it led “to a wasteful industry of setting up tax shelters.” So maybe Obama thinks a 70% rate with little to avoid it would be just fine. Also keep in mind Obama’s blasé attitude about the US tax burden when Democrats fail to specify how the US will avoid a debt catastrophe in coming decades.

If you still think Obama's not a socialist/communist, you don't think at all.

From the comments section of the piece:

The real issue is that the bottom 90% don’t pay enough especially the bottom 50% who don’t pay any federal income tax. You can’t exclude a hundred million taxpayers from their responsibility to pay for government services. They can’t all be takers, why that would favor the political party giving all the goodies away……………

The more people on the government dole, the more Democrat votes. Simple math.

***Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas. Yes, they must. Who's in the way? Well, just guess.


***This is a shout-out to any of you who love this country. Melt congressional phones on amnesty. Obama is readying executive orders to allow millions of illegal aliens to stay here. That will crush our already fragile economy, and it's just what the Democrats want. If the economy collapses, more people will be dependent on the government. It's not difficult to see their strategy - more illegal aliens = more Democrat votes. If these people are allowed to stay here and vote, and they WILL be granted the right to vote, there will be no way Republicans can win anything in the future, which of course means the end of America as we know it. America will become Detroit.

Call your representative and your Senators. Don't put it off, do it.

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people: He needs help to kill President Barack Obama’s plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. 

Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped.
“The American people have begged and pleaded for years for our laws to be enforced,” Sessions said in his statement. “We have people in our own country living in violence, fear and poverty every single day. They have demanded an immigration policy that puts their jobs, wages and communities first. Every citizen should pick up the phone and ask of their congressional representative: where do you stand?”

Here are links to where you can find the numbers you need:

House of Representatives

Senate

Okay, there went your last excuse. Do it.

***       Oh yeah, I've felt like this before...



***Well, gotta get goin' to the yard sale in a little bit. I went over to Mom's and set up most of it last night and covered the stuff with sheets. They're talking about rain today, but I hope we can at least get through the morning before it hits, that's when most people come anyway. Anything that's left is either going to Goodwill or the landfill.

***Military bans troops from visiting Vacation Bible School. What the Democrats have done to our country and its military is nothing short of infuriating. Sure would be nice if the media would cover stuff like this...most people don't even know it's happening.

“We are a very patriotic church,” Pastor Kent Hogan told me. “We love America. We love this country.”
So it was not that big of a surprise when the church decided to honor the military during their annual Vacation Bible School. The theme was “God’s Rescue Squad.” And each day of the week, the church invited local “rescue squads” to visit with the boys and girls.
The paramedics came on Monday and on Tuesday, the fire department showed up. The boys and girls were taught how to stop, drop and roll. On Wednesday, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Dept. brought their K-9 unit..
But our story picks up with what happened on Thursday. That was the day when the church was supposed to honor the National Guard. They had invited troops from the nearby armory to drop by with one of their Humvees.
“We were going to thank them for protecting our religious liberty,” said Pastor Hogan. “It was more of a promotion for the military – to show the kids what the military does.”
But the National Guard did not visit Bible Baptist Church on Thursday night, and the reason why has caused great anger and frustration among church members.
“We were told it was against military policy for National Guard troops to participate in Vacation Bible School,” Pastor Hogan said. “They said if the National Guard had assets on church property it would look like the National Guard is sponsoring the Baptist religion.”
Pastor Hogan said he was dumbfounded.
“We are right in the middle of the United States of America,” the pastor said. “We are part of the Bible Belt. You read about this stuff going on in big cities. But in Carthage?”

This makes me sick.

***At times like this I need to fall back on some familiar reminders...

 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7

 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

 

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7

And my favorite verse:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28
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***How to fill 100 water balloons in under one minute. In case you were wondering. 

***God behind the sunrise. Neat story.



***
Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons. ~Author Unknown
***Have a great day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fecklessness

***Barack Obama's mishandling of foreign policy is mind-boggling, especially in light of this:

Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.
A review of the record shows, however, that the Obama administration wasn’t surprised at all.
In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria, seized an oil-rich province there and signed up thousands of foreign fighters who’d infiltrated Syria through NATO ally Turkey.
The testimony, which received little news media attention at the time, also showed that Obama administration officials were well aware of the group’s declared intention to turn its Syrian sanctuary into a springboard from which it would send men and materiel back into Iraq and unleash waves of suicide bombings there. And they knew that the Iraqi security forces couldn’t handle it.

Where are the Left's cries of, "What did the president know, and when did he know it?" That's all we heard after 9-11. They are strangely silent now in the face of real evidence that the president DID know, and did nothing.  He is the "right" color and is in the "right" party, so who cares?

***Robot companions for children?

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.
The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University. The project, “Robots Helping Kids,” will ultimately “deploy” robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise.

I don't know about you, but the idea of the feds building robots to help parents raise their kids sends a chill down my spine.

***Congress seeks to designate Muslim Brotherhood as a terror group. Well duh. Obama's not gonna like Congress dissin' his homies, man.

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***Having a yard sale tomorrow. No, you're right, I don't have time to be messing with a yard sale, but my sister and I are doing it for my mom. She's trying to sell her house and wants to get rid of some stuff, especially some of her knick knacks. Yes, we go yard saling every Saturday and pick up more...shut up.

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***Five US territories released from health care law. Wait! I thought this was, like, the best thing ever!!??

The Obama administration is coming under fire for once again making a unilateral change to ObamaCare -- this time, quietly exempting the five U.S. territories and their more than 4 million residents from virtually all major provisions of the health care law.
The decision was made a week ago, and was a long time coming. For months, the territories have been complaining that the law was implemented so poorly in their regions that it destabilized their insurance markets.
Until now, the Department of Health and Human Services claimed its hands were tied. But last Wednesday, the department reversed course.
The president does not have constitutional authority to change existing law. And yet...

***How much sleep do you need? I'm in big trouble...I average 5-6 hours a night.


***Why won't this ice cream melt? This is interesting...looks like the more expensive ice cream might be the way to go.

***                             I hate humidity...



***It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. ~Andrew J. Holmes, Wisdom in Small Doses

***Have a great day!
 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where's the Outrage?

***State agencies in New York collecting data on LGBT residents. Why aren't they crying foul? Apparently because they think they'll get something out of it. The Left's outrage is certainly selective, isn't it? Or, as in this case, completely moronic:

Those among us who were worried that we had finally reached Peak Nonsense were thrilled last week when a trailblazer named Tracy Van Slyke pioneered a newfangled extraction method and wrote up her findings in the Guardian. In one of the corners of silliness that had hitherto been unreachable to the rest of us, Van Slyke uncovered the contention that Thomas the Tank Engine was not a sweet and benign television show, beloved worldwide by parents and their offspring alike, but instead a dangerous source of “subversive messages” from which “children everywhere” must be “saved.”  Thomas and his friends, Van Slyke griped, “toil away endlessly on the Isle of Sodor — which seems to be forever caught in British colonial times”; they are overwhelmingly male, which sets “a bad example for girl wannabe train engineers”; and they are ruled by a fat, “imperious, little white” man called Sir Topham Hatt, who acts as the “Monopoly dictator of their funky little island.” All in all, she deduced, the program is a hive of “classism,” “sexism,” and “anti-environmentalism bordering on racism,” and “the constant bent of messages about friendship, work, class, gender and race” are all but guaranteed to send her “kid the absolute wrong message.” “Look through the steam rising up from the coal-powered train stacks,” Van Slyke opined, and you quickly “realize that the pretty puffs of smoke are concealing some pretty twisted, anachronistic messages.” Okay then.

Completely, utterly ridiculous.

***Cancer-stricken vet denied benefits, told to get a job. Why don't they tell the millions on public assistance to get a job? We all know the answer to that. Liberals have to keep those low information votes coming in. Veterans traditionally are more conservative. Pretty simple. What Obama and the Democrats have done and continue to do to this country infuriates and sickens me.

Ken Moore, a Vietnam veteran suffering from cancer who is unable to walk or speak, was denied disability benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to add insult to injury he was told via a letter to go get a job.

After receiving the jarring letter, Moore's wife, Judy, told WSMV TV in Nashville, "He read it and was like, 'This can't be real. It can't be happening. This is a nightmare.'" 


***Michael Moore, aka Jabba the Hutt, owns nine homes. Yep, the guy who rails with the Democrats against the rich, who pretends to relate to the "98%", is filthy, stinking rich. It's easy to be a socialist when you're worth millions. Mr. Anti-Capitalist has certainly taken advantage of the country and the economic system he pretends to hate. You are a colossal hypocrite, Mr. Moore.

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***The guy just can't win. Now Tony Dungy's fans are on him for making "politically correct" statements. Get over yourselves, people. He gave his opinion, something we used to be able to do in this country without being trashed.


***House backs permanent ban on internet access taxes. Good. But it'll never get through the Senate as long as the Democrats are in power.

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AMERICA.
Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,
All, all alike endear'd, grown, ungrown, young      
or old,Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,
Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law      
and Love,A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.

WALT WHITMAN. 
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***                            Trying to look tough..but....

***May your days be many and your troubles be few.
May all God's blessings descend upon you.
May peace be within you may your heart be strong.
May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.
Irish Blessing
***Have a great day!