Friday, October 31, 2014

The Lion King

***Emily, Johnathan, and I went to see The Lion King at the Ohio Theater last night. I love that show, we've seen it once before at the Murat in Indianapolis. Wonderful music and costumes.

***Love John McNaughton's paintings! Here is some of his Halloween/fall work:











Happy Halloween
Jon McNaughton

***We're looking forward to handing out candy this evening. We have a tradition of having Mark's mom, sister, and my mom over for pizza, then we enjoy the kids coming and going. Always a good time. Mark is such a kid at heart. He dresses up and messes with the kids, pretends like he's taking candy out of their pails instead of putting it in, stuff like that.

***I like this one...



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hacked!

***Have you heard about this? No? What a shock, the Washington press corps has withheld the story. What does Obama have to do to get the press to stop licking his boots and carrying his water??

We wrote last night that the story Scott–and no one else–has been reporting for the last week has been confirmed. The computers in the Executive Office of the President have been down for two weeks because they were hacked by a foreign power–the Obama administration now says Russia–and administration technical personnel are having trouble bringing them back on line. This is a huge story, obviously, and it is inconceivable that Power Line knew about it, but no one in the vast Washington press corps got wind of the fact that computer systems belonging to the White House and dozens of important federal agencies (National Security Staff, to name just one) had been hacked and were out of commission.

Wouldn't want to let this out right before the election, now would we?

***Ridiculous. The close races that go to the Democrat will almost certainly be stolen races. La Raza is circulating information to illegals regarding how to vote without ID. And you wonder why Democrats are so against voter ID? Look no further.

***Voter fraud is rampant in North Carolina. This has to be stopped.

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who would be that stupid

***Houston mayor drops bid to subpoena pastors' sermons. I heard she got about 1000 Bibles in the mail. Awesome.

***American military knows how to have fun!

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More at the link.

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Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness — for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.

From Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe


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History and Origins of Halloween

One of the world’s oldest holidays, Halloween didn’t start out as a holiday for costumes, trick-or-treating or carving pumpkins.  The Halloween celebrated today has elements of several different religious and cultural traditions.  The name Halloween is an abbreviation of “All Hallows Eve,” a traditional name for the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day.
Halloween wouldn’t be what it is today if not for the Celtic holiday of Samhain, an ancient celebration of the spirits of the dead.  A Roman festival called Feralia is another Halloween inspiration.  Although Feralia occurred in February, it was a public festival where citizens made offerings and sacrifices to calm the spirits of the dead so they wouldn’t haunt the living.
The original Celtic holiday of Samhain occurred on November 1, not October 31.  Samhain was one of the most important holidays for Celtic people, and its festivals were conducted by their priests, the Druids.  On Samhain, the Celtic people believed that the spirits of those who had died over the course of the year would mingle with the living before traveling on to the afterlife.  In addition to the spirits of departed souls, other supernatural creatures like fairies and demons came out “to play” during Samhain.  Festivals and celebrations were meant to aid the good souls on their way, and keep bad spirits from doing harm to the living.  Samhain also celebrated the harvest, and foods associated with fall, such as apples, pumpkins, spices and cider, were part of the early traditional celebrations.


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***A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dead Heat

***The Democrats are really pulling every dirty trick in the book to defeat Scott Walker. He has done so many positive things for that state, but they don't care. The unions thirst for revenge, and they don't care that his policies have balanced Wisconsin's budget and brought jobs to the state. Really think they're for the "working man?" If so, you've been brainwashed.

***Where is the media on the Attkisson story? Why, lapping at the feet of the Democrats, of course.

Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson dug into some of the Obama regime’s scandals. She looked into both the “Fast and Furious” scandal as well as the Benghazi scandal. The more she looked, the more outraged the regime became.
Now, in her new book, “Stonewalled,” she drops a bombshell. Her computer was hacked by the government. Sophisticated spyware was put in her computer that allowed the government to track every keystroke from her computer and it allowed someone to remotely activate her Skype program. In short, they knew everything she was doing.
She was wiretapped by the regime.

 Stuff like that brought down Richard Nixon. But hey, it's a Republican/Democrat thing, dontcha know. Our media is a joke, a very unfunny one.


Hillary Clinton couldn't backpedal quickly enough from a 15-word misstatement she blurted out on Friday that "corporations and businesses" don't create jobs.

Stumping for Democratic governor candidate Martha Coakley with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a campaign rally, Clinton now says she "short-handed" a statement, when she said, "Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs," The New York Times reported.
It took just three days for Clinton to back away from the statement, saying at a rally Monday for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY, "I short-handed this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple decades," The Wall Street Journal reported.

"Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out, not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas."

You flippin' liar. You meant exactly what you said. Know why corporations stash their profits overseas? So you and your Democrat cronies won't steal it. Geez, I wish this woman would take her weasel of a husband and go to Iceland.

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***Progressive proverb: If it ain't broke, break it, blame Republicans, promise to fix it, don't fix it.

***Random thoughts from Thomas Sowell. Love this guy.

 The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: "He can run but he can't hide." In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can't hide their record of voting for Obama's agenda more than 90 percent of the time.

The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: "He can run but he can't hide." In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can't hide their record of voting for Obama's agenda more than 90 percent of the time.

Attorney General Eric Holder hit a new low, even for him, when he acted indignant about the leak of evidence supporting the police officer in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting -- on grounds that this was an attempt to influence public opinion before the grand jury makes its ruling. What was Holder doing from day one, other than trying to influence public opinion in the opposite direction?

Except for Congressional elections, the most important election this year is the close race for governor of Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker has shown that he has substance and guts, rather than image and rhetoric, by opposing the government employee unions that have been bleeding the taxpayers. He would make a far better Republican presidential candidate in 2016 than Congressional phrase-makers or a retreaded candidate who lost in 2012.

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***The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights.  Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.  ~Justice William J. Brennan, 1982

***Have a great day!
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Time for Choosing

***Tomorrow marks 50 years since Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech. Oh, to have another one like him.


"The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people," Reagan said. "And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing."
 He certainly was prescient.

***Government trying to control internet. Keep Democrats in power, and it will happen. VOTE.


***Atheists want to stop high schoolers from praying. Why? How does it hurt them? Answer? It doesn't. And don't let them give you that "separation of church and state" crap. They simply cannot abide someone having another viewpoint.

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COWABUNGA, DUDE! 
 
 


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To Autumn
by William Blake
 
O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

“The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust’ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather’d clouds strew flowers round her head.

“The spirits of the air live in the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.”
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat,
Then rose, girded himself, and o’er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.
 
 
 
 
 
To wear a smaller size, gain weight
Muscle weight, that is. If two women both weigh 150 pounds and only one lifts weights, the lifter will more likely fit into a smaller pant size than her sedentary counterpart. Likewise, a 150-pound woman who lifts weights could very well wear the same size as a 140-pound woman who doesn't exercise. The reason: Although a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle, muscle takes up less space, said Mark Nutting, fitness director of SACO Sport & Fitness in Saco, Maine.
"You can get bigger muscles and get smaller overall if you lose the fat," he said. "The bulk so many women fear only occurs if you don't lose fat and develop muscle on top of it."
Cut back on calories and add weight to your workout to lose inches.

To eat less, eat more
Grabbing a 100-calorie snack pack of cookies or pretzels may seem virtuous, but it's more likely to make you hungrier than if you ate something more substantial, said Amy Goodson, RD, dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine.
"Eating small amounts of carbohydrates does nothing but spike your blood sugar and leave you wanting more carbs."
Goodson recommends choosing a protein such as peanut butter or string cheese with an apple.
"They are higher in calories per serving, but the protein and fat helps you get full faster and stay full longer—and you end up eating fewer calories overall," she said.

There's always a catch.

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                      GOT IT!
Gotcha!


***"Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,
But leave---oh! leave the light of Hope behind." -- Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

***Have a great day!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Back in the Saddle

***Hey everybody! I hired another typist yesterday, so hopefully I can get back onto the blogging wagon soon. My blogs lately have consisted of grabbing a quick 5 minutes, trying to find something interesting to post, and then getting back to work. Hired someone whom I already work with, already has the access she needs, and requires absolutely no training. Doesn't get any better than that. Maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to cut back on these 14 hour workdays a bit.

***This is interesting - a nuclear car that never requires refueling!

According to Laser Power Systems, this fueling conundrum may soon be an issue relegated to the past. The alternative energy company recently announced a revolutionary concept capable of transforming the way we think of driving: instead of using gas to fuel cars again and again, why not harness thorium and create a vehicle that never needs to be refueled during the course of an average driver’s lifetime? This proposed thorium car would be able to run for a minimum of one hundred years before requiring a refuel. Now, the question is, could a thorium car actually be mass produced and used in place of today’s gas-powered vehicles?

Really interesting piece.

***Washington state high school shooting. Tragic. Cue gun-grabbers in 3...2...1...


***Speaking of guns, I applied for my carry permit this week, should have it soon. Will be practicing with my .38 before I carry it, though, I want to be very familiar and know what I'm doing before I carry. I love to target shoot, but haven't done it for a while. I'm doing this for personal protection. The world around us is going crazy.

***See what I mean about the world going crazy? Woman sets roommate on fire after he tosses leftovers in the trash.

***    It's coming...

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***Unique pumpkin carving ideas.









More at the link.

***Larry Kudlow thinks the GOP is going to make more gains in the  next election than anyone thinks, and that it will change Washington in a big way. Oh, how I hope he's right.

The vast majority of political journalists — and I include some of my conservative colleagues — are missing a very big story.

The Republicans are going to recapture the Senate, picking up more seats than most any forecaster expects. And the House GOP is going to add to its majority.

But then comes the big story: The beginning of a new conservative revolution.

The idea that nothing much will change if the GOP captures the whole Congress is just plain wrong. The politics and policies in Washington are about to change in a major way.

Obama may still be president. But he is going to be immediately confronted with a flood of new bills that will change the debate on tax reform, energy, healthcare, education, international trade, and regulations.

Obama will no longer be able to hide behind Harry Reid, who has stopped all voting on these matters. And Mitch McConnell, as Senate majority leader, will be able to move forward the reform ideas of his caucus and House policy leaders like Paul Ryan, Jeb Hensarling, Kevin Brady, and many others.

Obama’s head will spin with all the new paperwork on his desk. He may even have to cut back on his golf game.
 
To paraphrase Dori - just keep prayin', just keep prayin', just keep prayin' prayin' prayin'...

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An Experiment Goes Awry


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Besides the Autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze...
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind—
Thy windy will to bear!
~Emily Dickinson

***Have a great day!




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hands Off My Gun

***Definitely gonna get this one by Dana Loesch: Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America. I went today and got fingerprinted for my carry permit. America is going nuts, and I want to be prepared.

***Yup, that's what unions do.

The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame.

The "Antelope Valley Residents for Responsible Development," a group backed by the International Brotherhood Workers Union Local 11, produced a 588-page appeal claiming that construction of the proposed factory would violate state environmental laws, by, among other things, kicking up spores. What the union really wanted, according to Kinkisharyo officials, was clearance to organize the plant without any interference from the company. When Kinkisharyo officials balked, the project suddenly became a potential environmental hazard.

"Kicking up spores?" C'mon people, you know these people don't give a rip about the environment. They were union thugs trying to bully the company into giving them what they wanted. Nice job, guys. Say bye-bye to some pretty nice jobs.

***White House freed illegals charged with  homicide. Just when you think Obama couldn't stoop any lower...

Illegal immigrants charged with violent crimes and serious felonies were among the hundreds of criminals the Obama administration released from jails across the country in February 2013, newly released documents show.

According to records obtained by USA Today, the government released inmates charged with offenses ranging from kidnapping and sexual assault to drug trafficking, armed assault, and homicide.

The evidence contradicts previous assurances by the administration that the 617 criminals who were released as part of a cost cutting exercise were low risk offenders charged with misdemeanors "or other criminals whose prior conviction did not pose a violent threat to public safety," USA Today reported.

This president is a train wreck.

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A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, "That's the ugliest baby that I've ever seen. Ugh!" The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, "The driver just insulted me!" The man says, "You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you."  


Ever since Marty McFly took to the air in the 1989 classic "Back to the Future II," humanity has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a real, fully-functional hoverboard. Since then, tinkerers and scientists the world over have launched countless attempts at building such a device, and now, after more than 25 years of trying, technology has finally caught up with our far-fetched dreams. Thanks to a startup by the name of Hendo Hover, the hoverboard is finally a real thing that exists in the world that you and I inhabit.
How is such a thing possible? Well, according to the company’s Kickstater page, the magic behind the Hendo Hoverboard lies in its four disc-shaped hover engines. These are essentially giant downward-facing electromagnets that work together to create a powerful magnetic field which literally pushes against itself, thereby generating the lift which levitates the board above the ground.

I want one!

***Four things most millionaires have in common.

#1. Most are self-employed: If you're making money for someone, it seems, it should be you, not your boss or the owner of your company. Of course, less than a third of all start-ups make it 10 years, so there's quite a bit of risk. But on the bright side, studies have shown self-employed people are also more likely to be satisfied with their jobs.

#2. They start a business based on strategic thought: Passion is great, but they look for areas where demand is bigger than supply — that is, areas where they're most likely to make money. It may sound like common sense, but in one survey, only a third of entrepreneurs say they made sure to search for a good business idea with a competitive advantage. One reason people might not tend to start businesses that are sure to be profitable? Many such businesses are in areas seen as "dull-normal." (Think welding.)

Follow the link for the rest. Interesting.

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***Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.  ~Jerome Fleishman

***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

News You Can Use

***Boy, I need to study this: "How to Undo the Damage of Sitting." Just today I've sat in this chair, with breaks here and there, of course, for 12 hours. There are some good stretches in this story.

***Really, Detroit? Calling the U.N. in for input on your problems? REALLY? What a screwed up city. Ruled for decades by Democrats, I would like to point out.

***Dirty tricks: Oh, the Democrats are good at those. The "independent" candidate is a left wing Democrat, simply in the race to split the conservative vote.

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security

***An excerpt from "13 Hours: What Really Happened at Benghazi."

Wow. This is powerful.

The most dramatic minutes of 13 HOURS came after the attack on the Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi. Stationed on the rooftop of the nearby CIA station called the Annex, GRS operators Tyrone Woods (Rone), Mark Geist (Oz) and Jack Silva, along with State Department security agent David Ubben, fought through the night to repel mounting enemy forces and firepower. Then the mortars started to fall…

A rocket-propelled grenade or a mortar slammed outside the Annex’s north wall, exploding in almost a direct line from where Rone and Oz stood. Immediately shots flew at the men on Building C from unseen gunmen hiding in Zombieland. Rone never hesitated. He opened up full bore with the machine gun, swiveling his powerful upper body left and right, flooding bullets and tracers into the attack- ers’ positions. He lay down a withering base of fire, in repeated bursts of five to seven rounds, methodically and lethally shooting across the open area beyond the north wall. If the attackers had thought they’d catch the Americans sleeping at dawn, Rone let them know he was wide awake and ready to fight.

The relentless automatic fire of Rone's gun echoed in Oz's gauze-filled ears, da‑da‑da‑da‑da, da‑da‑da‑da‑da. Oz had responded as quickly as Rone, blasting their enemies with steady fire from his assault rifle. He couldn’t see the attackers, so he aimed wherever he saw muzzle flashes. Pinpoints of light soon shone from bullet holes in a metal Quonset hut in their line of fire. Rone and Oz kept firing.
 
Follow the link to read the whole thing.

***Government workers being paid millions for doing nothing. Heck, I worked with some of them at the Post Office. 

Thousands of federal workers who have been put on administrative leave for more than a month have been allowed to collect a paycheck, and accrue vacation days and pension benefits, while taxpayers were forced to foot the multi-million-dollar bill, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Some government employees who broke the rules – meaning they were cited for being untrustworthy or had ongoing issues with co-workers or their bosses -- were allowed to remain on leave for large chunks of time while they challenged their demotions, the 62-page report said.

Your government at work.

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Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.
~William Cowper


***Have a great day!

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!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Still Here

***Yep, I'm still here...working and trying to crawl out of the hole. My girls and I have gotten quite a bit done this weekend. Had an eventful day  yesterday - went to meet Emily & Johnny for lunch and a little shopping, had a great time! On the way back home Mark & I stopped at Gander Mountain to look at some handguns. All of a sudden my foot and ankle started hurting, and got worse and worse. I hadn't twisted or turned my ankle, it was weird. I didn't think I was going to make it to the car, every time I put weight on it, it was excruciating. My ankle was swollen and so painful! I spent the rest of the afternoon with it propped up on a pillow and a heating pad on it. It hurt all evening, and it killed me to know I had all this work to do. Much better this morning, so I've been working all day. It's still a little swollen and achy, but at least I can walk on it now without too much pain. I have no idea what brought that on.

***My apologies to Catholics, but your Pope is completely turning his back on the Bible. His comments about homosexuality and divorce are in direct contradiction to what God says.

"God is not afraid of new things. That is why he is continuously surprising us, opening our hearts and guiding us in unexpected ways," the pope said.

 He doesn't change His mind, sir. This is an abomination.

***Fleeing the leaky ship Obama. Kinda late to the party, no?


The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the Obama administration to task Friday for its “irresponsible” plan to allow as many as 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa.
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said the administration’s Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program — which will allow thousands of Haitians awaiting a U.S. visa to enter the country and legally apply for work permits — is “an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority.”
“Which countries are next on President Obama’s list?” Mr. Grassley said. “Will there by medical screenings before entry? Will work permits be granted automatically? How will this affect American workers?”

 C'mon, he doesn't care about American workers. He cares about Democrat votes.

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Lord, our troubles
Are so great,
We don't know what to do;
The price for our
Iniquity
Is finally coming due.
The world is crumbling
All about;
No safe place can be found.
Right is wrong,
Wrong is right;
The change is quite profound.
Lord, we need
Your guiding light
To lead us out of here;
We'll focus on
Your Word, and prayer,
To take away our fear.
Temptations of
This dying world
We'll rule out and let go;
Give our burdens
All to you,
Shed all worldly woe.
That's how we'll
Get through this, Lord,
Fixed on heaven above,
Assured of your
protection, help,
And everlasting love.
By Joanna Fuchs
 
 
 
 
***Fall!
 
 
***With ISIS on the March and Ebola on the loose....Obama's out golfing
 
 


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Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success

Dale Carnegie

***Have a great day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Makin' it Fast

 ***Hey there, everybody. Still buried under a huge pile of work. Grateful for it, but man, weeks like this are tough. Mom's here this evening, We went to Kohl's and shopped a little, had vegetable soup, played Scrabble, and I'm going to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! with her in a few minutes. She's watching the news right now...but I can't bring myself to sit in there and watch Brian Williams, so I'm taking a few minutes to blog before Wheel of Fortune comes on.

***Man, I'm sick of all this Ebola crap. All Obama had to do was ban flights from nations with outbreaks. He didn't, and now we have a mess.

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***Avoid any diet that discourages the use of hot fudge. ~Don Kardong

***Have a great day!
 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dividing America

***Liberals talk a good game when they run their mouths about unity, everyone getting along, tolerating each other, blah blah blah...but what they want is exactly the opposite. Jackson, Sharpton et al feed off the misery and hatred of those they pretend to want to help. They are parasites of the lowest kind. Now there is forensic evidence that Vonderitt Myers shot at the policeman who shot back and killed him. Think that matters to the race baiters? Heck no! Facts are irrelevant, their agenda is the only thing that matters to them.

***Howard Fineman asks, What happened to the fresh promise of Barack Obama? Never existed, other than in the minds of idiots like you.

***Been so busy my blogging has suffered! Sorry about that, I know you've missed me terribly.

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Am I Drooling?

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Sonnet 9: On Returning to the Front after Leave

By Alan Seeger
 
Apart sweet women (for whom Heaven be blessed),
Comrades, you cannot think how thin and blue
Look the leftovers of mankind that rest,
Now that the cream has been skimmed off in you.
War has its horrors, but has this of good—
That its sure processes sort out and bind
Brave hearts in one intrepid brotherhood
And leave the shams and imbeciles behind.
Now turn we joyful to the great attacks,
Not only that we face in a fair field
Our valiant foe and all his deadly tools,
But also that we turn disdainful backs
On that poor world we scorn yet die to shield—
That world of cowards, hypocrites, and fools.


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Fall!




***Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. ~~ Abigail Adams

***Have a great day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cheaters

***Liberal policies have nearly brought this country to its knees. Whereas just a few short years ago we were a feared military superpower, now we're the laughingstock of the world due to our weak, tepid responses from a weak, tepid president. We have the greatest military in the world, but this administration is more interested in forcing them into diversity training than defeating our enemies. Their economic policies have crippled our economy, their awful monstrosity of a health care plan is ruining families all across the nation. They know there is going to be a backlash from the voters, but rather than change their failed policies, they choose to further weaken the country in order to gain the advantage. They are letting illegal aliens stream into this country while at the same time weakening the integrity of our voting process in order to steal elections they know they will not win otherwise. Witness this in Colorado:

But there is a significant difference in this year’s Senate race. In 2013, a new Democratic state legislature rammed through a sweeping and highly controversial election law and convinced Democratic governor John Hickenlooper to sign it. The law, known as House Bill 1303, makes Colorado the only state in the country to combine two radical changes in election law: 1) abolishing the traditional polling place and having every voter mailed a ballot and 2) establishing same-day registration, which allows someone to appear at a government office and register and vote on the same day without showing photo ID or any other verifiable evidence that establishes identity. If they register online a few days before, no human being ever has to show up to register or vote. A few keystrokes can create a voter and a “valid” ballot. ​Once a ballot cast under same-day registration is mixed in with others, there is no way to separate it out if the person who voted is later found ineligible. Other jurisdictions that have same-day registration, such as Washington, D.C., treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote.
“We have uniquely combined two bad ideas, both of which open the door to fraud and error along with creating huge administrative headaches,” warns Republican Scott Gessler, Colorado’s secretary of state. Along with the liberal Denver Post (the state’s leading newspaper) and a few Republican clerks from the state’s largest counties, Gessler fought passage of the law.

This is crazy - you don't even need ID to register! Forget needing it to vote, you can just walk up anywhere, register to vote, and vote. Period. This of course was rammed through by Democrats and signed by their Democrat governor. There is a close Senate race going on there, and I have no doubt it is going to be stolen by the Democrats. This is happening all across the country, and is the reason for their out and out lies, calling voter ID "voter intimidation." They should just call it was it is, "cheating intimidation." Since that's the only way they're going to win anything this year, that's exactly what they'll do. They cannot win in the arena of ideas, because the old, tired ones they have do not work. The sad part is, they know it, but in the name of money and power they'll keep pushing them anyway. There is nothing more despicable than a liberal Democrat.

***How utterly stupid. Elementary school bans birthday cakes, sweets. Another liberal trait: Misery. And they want everybody to be as miserable as they are.

Students' birthday celebrations at Burlington Elementary School can include singing, balloons and recognition in morning announcements. But as of this month they can no longer included cake. Or ice cream. Or food, period.
Burlington Elementary School, part of the Boone County school district, revised its wellness policy this year. Among the changes: no food allowed at school birthday celebrations.
Non-food treats are still allowed. The policy gives as examples pencils, erasers, bookmarks.
It's one of very few schools to make the move. And it hasn't been easy.
"We're finding it's difficult to be the first," said Valerie Bailey, whose son goes to Burlington Elementary. She's on the PTA and on the committee that helped craft the policy. "Parents say it's not fair. But we hope it sends a message to the parents and kids, especially with the obesity rate being so high, and puts a bug in their ear."

Newsflash, you blithering busybody. It's none of your business. I'll bet YOU have birthday cake on your birthday.

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***From Jim Daly at Focus on the Family:


Six Ways to Boost Marriage Happiness

  1. Count your blessings. Nothing can increase happiness more quickly in a relationship than shared gratitude.
  2. Try new things. Falling into a routine, or even a rut, is easy. But that is a killer to happiness, so you’ve got to shake it up.
  3. Dream a dream. The moment a couple quits looking to the future together is the moment they become vulnerable to dissatisfaction.
  4. Celebrate each other. We all applaud the big things, but it’s the little and unexpected celebrations that can make or break a couple’s happiness.
  5. Attune your spirits. The soul of every husband and wife hungers for deeper connection and a greater sense of shared meaning, and when it’s found, happiness abounds. Married couples who attend church together tend to be happier than couples who rarely or never attend services.
  6. Add value to others. When a husband and wife do good beyond their marriage, happiness envelops their relationship like never before.

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***It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny. ~~ Jean Nidetch

***Have a great day!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Crazy Days...

***Wow, what a week. I worked 14 hour days and still couldn't keep up. I've gotten quite a bit done this weekend, but I have company coming for dinner so I won't get a lot more done today. Oh well, I'm happy to have the work!

***Wonderful wrap-up this morning to Pastor James' series, "The Miracle of Salvation." Today's topic was eternal security. No matter what, once you've placed your faith in Jesus Christ to save you, nothing or no-one can un-save you. What a wonderful promise!

***Fall!



***"Museum of the Bible" What a wonderful idea!


If Steven Green’s prayers are answered, a new museum will take its place three years from now in Washington, alongside such venerable repositories of art and artifacts as the Smithsonian and the Air and Space and U.S. Holocaust Memorial museums.
Green, the billionaire founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, has both the bankroll and the exhibits to make his dream, “Museum of the Bible,” a reality. Construction on the eight-floor, 430,000-square-foot building, which could cost an estimated $800 million, is slated to begin within weeks at a location three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

Can't wait to see the protests from the "loving, tolerant" Left.

***U.S. pledges $212 million in aid to Palestinians. Say what? 

The United States is promising $212 million in immediate assistance to the Palestinians as part of an international effort to rebuild the Gaza Strip after this summer's 50-day war.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says people in Gaza "need our help desperately -- not tomorrow, not next week, but they need it now."

Here's a newsflash, nimrod. We don't have the money.

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what is this supposed to cover

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Where Peaceful Waters Flow
by Ken Burroughs

The clouds break forth the streams of light
To dance upon the earth,
And cradled in the sands of time,
Comes a newborn babies'' birth.
A gentle breeze blows through the night,
It whispers through the grass,
And ripples on the water form
As rain glistens on the glass.

And you listen to the sound,
The Lords' presence all around.
He summons us to go
Where peaceful waters flow.

A rainbow arcs across the sky,
A promise is displayed.
The graceful flight of a butterfly,
It takes my breath away.
The autumn leaves in their splendor
Fall gracefully to the earth,
And stars proclaim their song at night,
What is their beauty worth?

And you listen to the sound,
The Lords' presence all around.
He summons us to go
Where peaceful waters flow.

 
*** Fall!
 


***The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level. ~~ Norman Mailer

***Have a great day!
 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Little by Little...

***Our liberties are being taken from us. This story absolutely infuriates me. A Christian business owner must act against his beliefs or be penalized. This is not the America our forefathers envisioned. It is the opposite. This is tyranny, and we have to fight it.

This is crazy. Truth Revolt reported that a Kentucky Human Rights Commission examiner has asked ordered a t-shirt company run by Christians to make pro-homosexual T-shirts. If that wasn’t bad enough, they also have to undergo diversity training for refusing to make the shirts that people wanted for a gay pride celebration.
The owner of the t-shirt company, Blaine Adamson, chose not to violate his religious convictions, but the HRC says  he “discriminated against GLO because of its members’ actual or imputed sexual orientation.”
 
They have to undergo DIVERSITY TRAINING. Brainwashing. The complete opposite of their Christian beliefs. We cannot let this go. If it were me, I would purposely screw the shirts up. Put all pink on them or something. That may not be the Godly thing to do, I'm just saying that's what I'd do. They say they just want to live and let live. Baloney. They accuse us of forcing our beliefs on them (which is ridiculous). Now who's forcing whom?
 
***Need more evidence that the world has gone crazy? A father and his son are in critical condition after a 30 person fight which was organized on Facebook.  Really? That bored, huh?
 
Police in Sydney, Australia arrested at least three people they say participated in the fight held near the suburban Sydney Rouse Hill shopping mall.
Two men, ages 20 and 18, as well as a 15-year-old were detained. The 20-year-old, Glenn Shillingsworth, was denied bail. Police claimed he was an organizer of the fight, using Facebook to gather participants.
"It’s a strong prosecution case along with a degree of planning," said magistrate Geoffrrey Hiatt.
Police found a knife, scissors, and baseball bat at the crime scene, and several of the participants had stab wounds.
The 41-year old man and his 20-year-old son were listed in critical condition with multiple stab wounds.
 
Hard to relate to that level of stupidity.
 
***Obama-appointed federal judge strikes down Texas voter ID law. They want to turn Texas blue, and they'll do it however they can. This is what you get when you elect liberals - you get activist liberal judges. 
 

A United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, has struck down Texas Senate Bill 14, the 2011 voter ID law, in an opinion released tonight. The Court's finding was that "SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose," as well as "constitut[ing] an unconstitutional poll tax."


In other words, minorities are too stupid and helpless to get an ID. This is the most ridiculous thing I've seen in a while. This is a FEDERAL JUDGE.

***Better lighten up, this stuff is driving me crazy...

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***A little about Amy Carmichael, missionary to India in the 1800s.

Amy was an unlikely candidate for the life of a missionary. She suffered from neuralgia, a disease that stimulates the nerves to feel pain and which caused Amy to have to spend entire weeks in bed. Moreover, she felt reluctant to leave Robert Wilson, as the two of them had grown extremely attached to each other. Yet the call of Jesus upon her would not go away. Around this time she wrote to her mother that
“Everything, everything seemed to be saying ‘Go’, through all sounds the cry seemed to rise, ’Come over and help us.’ Every bit of pleasure of work which has come to me, has had underlying it the thought of those people who have never, never heard of Jesus; before my eyes clearer than any lovely view has been the constant picture of those millions who have no chance, and never had one, of hearing of the love which makes our lives so bright.”
Amy initially had no idea where the Lord was leading her to go. She only knew that she needed to go somewhere. Rejected by the China Inland Mission because of her frailty, she was eventually able to go to Japan as a Keswick missionary with the Church Missionary Society. In the providence of God, however, Amy was only able to stay in Japan for fifteen months because of ill health. God had other plans for this young woman.

Really interesting story.

***  High 5!

High Five Bro!


***Jane Fonda's mother had 9 abortions. Wow. I'll allow you to draw your own conclusions.

***Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet


***Have a great day!
 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This is Good...

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They're trying to run away from him, but the Republicans need to continue to let people know just how much their Democrat opponents were swooning over him a few short months ago.

***Carter criticizes Obama for failing to intervene earlier on ISIS. Oh please. Notice all the hindsight going on. We've been telling people since 2008 what a neophyte Obama is. 

***Seriously? These are college students? Teach your kids to be entrepreneurs, geez.

They got most of their SAT questions right, but students at Harvard blew this lay-up posed by the college blog Campus Reform: Who is the bigger threat to world peace, ISIS or the U.S.?
Various students at the hallowed Ivy League school said they believe that America, not the Muslim fanatics who behead innocent people, is the biggest threat to world peace.
The students were interviewed on the quad by Campus Reform on Saturday, and the shocking video was posted on Tuesday.
“As a Western civilization, we’re to blame for a lot of the problems that we’re facing now,” one student said during an interview. “I don't think anyone would argue that we didn't create the problem of ISIS, ourselves.”
Most of the other students interviewed shared the same sentiment — that ISIS would not exist had it not been for the past actions of the U.S.
“American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power,” said another student.

Boy, the future looks bright, doesn't it?

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***Letting God have the cash register?

At the same time we were calling Dana Parris to learn more about the unusual new business model for her “Just Cookin” restaurant, producers from “Good Morning America” were on the other line wanting the story as well. Dana’s faith-based idea was first reported locally by the Gaston Gazette. Then, like us, the national media became aware of the story. So what’s getting all the attention? When the waitress drops off your bill, the total due is zero. They tell you, “Pay what you think it’s worth.” Sounds like a leap of faith to you? That’s exactly what it is!

Follow the link for the whole story.

***Democrat says WiFi is a "human right." Why doesn't that surprise me?

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***In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.  ~Benjamin Franklin

***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Down the Tubes

***While disappointing on a social/spiritual level, the Supreme Court's decision not to hear the appeals from five states regarding gay marriage is also troubling on a states' rights level. First off, there is no such thing as gay marriage. They can call it what they want, but marriage is ordained by God in the Bible as the union of one man and one woman. It has been subverted and twisted by those who just want the "perks" of being married, and want to force people who disagree with their lifestyle to accept it. They may think they're married, the government may say they're married, but they're not in God's eyes, which is the only place that counts. Secondly, the Supreme Court really dropped the ball on states' rights.

A doctrine and strategy in which the rights of the individual states are protected by the U.S. Constitution from interference by the federal government.

The history of the United States has been marked by conflict over the proper allocation of power between the states and the federal government. The federal system of government established by the U.S. Constitution recognized the sovereignty of both the state governments and the federal government by giving them mutually exclusive powers as well as concurrent powers. In the first half of the nineteenth century, arguments over states' rights arose in the context of Slavery. From the 1870s to the 1930s, economic issues shaped the debate. In the 1950s racial Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement renewed the issue of state power. By the 1970s economic and political conservatives had begun to call for a reduction in the power and control of the federal government and for the redistribution of responsibilities to the states.
At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, delegates represented state governments that had become autonomous centers of power. The Constitution avoided a precise definition of the locus of sovereignty, leaving people to infer that the new charter created a divided structure in which powers were allocated between the central government and the states in such a way that each would be supreme in certain areas.
Nevertheless, defenders of states' rights were concerned that a powerful, consolidated national government would run roughshod over the states. With ratification of the Constitution in doubt, the Framers promised to add protection for the states. Accordingly, the Tenth Amendment was added to the Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment stipulates that "powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." This amendment became the constitutional foundation for those who wish to promote the rights and powers of the states vis-à-vis the federal government.

The gay marriage issue is clearly overreach by the federal government. There is no constitutional guarantee regarding marriage, therefore the individual states should be free to accept or not accept the institution of gay marriage. That's not good enough for liberals, though. The tolerant ones, the "live and let live" ones...so long as you agree with them. Cross them, though, and your rights go out the window in favor of theirs. As much as I hate it, I think gay marriage will be a universally legal depravity in the not so distant future.

***Oh brother...Columbus Day will be known as Indiginous Peoples' Day in Seattle.

***Charles Krauthammer: Obama's actions suggest he's not serious about destroying ISIS. You don't say.

***Good Lord, what a sicko...

Before she fell in love with a 10-year-old boy pupil, tattooed his name on her chest and made him she had cast a spell on him, primary school teacher, Diane Brimble, had once been described as a selfless ‘supermum’.
Brimble, a mother of eight who lured the boy to her rose-covered home in country Victoria for sex, is expected to escape prison when she is sentenced on Thursday for what her victim’s parents describe as ‘evil’ acts upon their son.
Just two years after graduating from university to take her ‘dream come true’ job teaching primary schoolkids, 47-year-old Brimble was exposing her breasts to the boy, asking him for sex and showing him condoms and sex toys.
 
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The blood moon is making a return to skies over the western half of the United States, the product of the second 2014 lunar eclipse Wednesday.

You’ll have about an hour to see the moon turn a burnt orange color, from 6:25 a.m. ET until about 7:24 a.m., according to NASA.

“The entire October 08 eclipse is visible from the Pacific Ocean and regions immediately bordering it,” NASA said. “The northwestern 1/3 of North America also witnesses all stages. Farther east, various phases occur after moonset.”

 ***Gallup: Harry Reid approval at 21%. Must have polled his relatives, who could approve of what this weasel is doing?

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Soar Like an Eagle

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?
The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come.
When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.
The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us, like the eagle, we can rise above them and ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure, and disappointment into our lives.
What is your greatest challenge right now? Jot it down. And then let it lift you higher.

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Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits, ~~Thomas Jefferson

***Have a great day!