Saturday, February 28, 2015

An Encouraging Word

***Had to share this from Herman Cain:

A request from a caller to my radio show has been on my mind all week. She asked me to give her some encouragement, given all the bad stuff going on in the world, and the problems we have right here at home.
Without hesitation I immediately thought of a scripture that I go to whenever all the bad news starts to get me down. So, if you object to me quoting scripture from the Bible and your head might explode, then stop reading because I am not going to now give this spiritual encouragement to others who may be feeling just like the caller who asked for encouragement.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (King James Version): We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Great verse in times like these. More of my go-to scriptures in times like these:

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


Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6 (KJV)

Further down in Cain's piece:

The answer is not in waiting for a newly elected president in 2016, because there is no guarantee that the American people will get it right the next time. The road to the White House does not always produce the best leader, or a leader at all.
The answer is the continued persistence, determination and patience of we the people to keep the pressure on those we elect to fix stuff and lead.
In the meantime, we must not give in to believing that this is just the way it is, nor give up.
As a Holocaust survivor said when asked if she gave up hope while waiting to be killed, "Giving up is a permanent solution to a temporary condition."

In the meantime, we can continue to pray, Come, Lord Jesus.

***Have you heard about the REINS act? I just learned about it. I haven't read as much about it as I will, but so far it looks like a great idea. I'm all for more government accountability.

Americans rightfully want to know how the administrative state is able to place such burdens in the face of congressional inaction. The Constitution is abundantly clear about which branch is responsible for crafting laws: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” Now, in many instances, congressional members conveniently shirk responsibility by simply telling Americans that the regulatory issues they face are the fault of the President or executive branch bureaucrats. These members fail to mention that it was Congress that delegated much of its power to the President over the last several decades.

As we all know, the current administration (and admittedly, some previous administrations to some degree, but not as blatantly as this one), have been flouting the above and creating law out of thin air, restricting another freedom on nearly a daily basis.

REINS Act would require Congress and the President to affirm major federal rules with an economic impact of $100 million or more
The REINS Act, introduced in the current Congress by Representative Todd Young (IN-09) and Senator Rand Paul (KY), aims to increase the accountability of our elected officials. The REINS Act would require Congress and the President to affirm major federal rules with an economic impact of $100 million or more before they could be enforced against the American people. The House passed the REINS Act in 2014, but it died in Harry Reid’s Senate. With Republicans now in control of the Senate, the REINS Act should be one of the first laws passed this year.

Read and educate yourselves and draw your own conclusions.


Samuel Adams
More than a beer, he was the second cousin to President John Adams and a major leader in the movement that led to the revolt. Samuel Adams was known as the “Father of the American Revolution.” He was charismatic and a natural leader. His early life, however, included failed business ventures and a stint as a tax collector, which is ironic considering he would later spur the Boston Tea Party. He would often fail to collect the taxes from his fellow citizens, which increased his popularity. However, he was held liable for the shortages and sued. A revolutionary spirit indeed.

James Madison
Our 4th President, James Madison, is considered the “Father of the Constitution” and the author of the Bill of Rights. As Secretary of State under President Jefferson, he supervised the Louisiana Purchase that doubled the size of the nation. His wife is equally as well known, and there is an interesting twist to their meeting. James was a lonely bachelor until age 43. Senator Aaron Burr introduced Mr. Madison to a widow named Dolley Todd. The two never had children and the very upbeat Dolley would often overshadow her soft-spoken husband. To be such an enormous figure in American history, James Madison stood but 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. But he was 100% American and had a heart big enough to help our infant country find its way.  So success doesn’t equal size.  Might doesn’t equal right.

***Congress fighting back over Obama's lawless Executive Order banning certain types of ammo. Good. He cannot change existing law with an executive order, but they've been letting him get away with it, so he just keeps doing it.  If he can't ban guns, he'll just ban the ammo. This man is a traitor to this nation. Why don't more people see that?

Lawmakers are firing back at a proposal by the Obama administration to ban one of the most common bullets used with the popular AR-15 rifle, with more than 100 members of Congress signing a letter opposing the move on ammo.
Word of the  proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ban .223 M855 “green tip” ammunition came out on Thursday and prompted an immediate backlash from sportsmen. House members from both parties and some law enforcement officials were not far behind.
“[The ban] will interfere with Second Amendment rights by disrupting the market for ammunition that law abiding Americans use for sporting and other legitimate purposes,” reads the letter signed by lawmakers and addressed to ATF director Todd Jones.

Do more than sign a letter, guys.


***Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country — and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. ~Charles Krauthammer

***Have a great day!

Friday, February 27, 2015


***This is scary:

Examine the ten planks offered by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the Communist Manifesto and ask yourself — how applicable is this to America today?

1. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

 We're well on our way, folks.

***The Republicans in the Senate failed America badly today:

Senate Republican leaders retreated on the homeland security spending fight Friday morning, voting with Democrats to delete provisions that would have stopped President Obama’s deportation amnesty in order to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department at midnight.
But the 66-33 vote only heightens the tension, as House Republicans remain adamant that the president’s amnesty be stopped, and say they’ll pass a short-term spending bill to keep the Homeland Security Department open for a few more weeks in the hope of working out a final agreement.
House Republicans are our last hope.


The FCC's Democrat majority voted on Thursday to fix something that ain't broken by approving new regulations for the Internet. Republicans are dissenting, darkly suggesting that the new rules in government hands are a threat.

The commission's chairman, Tom Wheeler, said the new rules will ensure net neutrality by barring Internet service providers like Comcast from charging companies like Netflix for priority data transmission. Considering that ISPs don't do this, and currently treat all data transmission equally, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, accused the FCC of trying to "fix something that is far from broken."

More government overreach. 

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dream a Little Dream...

***I love this!

One sunny day in January, 2017, an old man approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard and says, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.” The Marine looks at the man and says, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here. ”The old man says, “Okay,” and walks away.
The following day the same man approaches the White House and says to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.” The Marine again tells the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.” The man thanks him and again just walks away.
The third day the same man approaches the White House and speaks to the very same U.S. Marine, saying, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.” The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looks at the man and says, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the President and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”
The old man looks at the Marine and says,“Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.” The Marine snaps to attention, salutes, and says, “See you tomorrow, Sir!”
***Army's new grenades can be stacked like Legos for "devastating effect." Now if we only had a leader who would let them use them.
“It really has a devastating effect,” Harry Lubin, chief of the Experimentation Branch of MCOE’s Maneuver Battle Lab, told Feb. 20. Each grenade that is stacked comes with .25 pounds of high explosive.

***Defense cuts are putting this country at risk, and I believe that is by design. 

The United States military does not currently have the ability to fight two major wars simultaneously, according to a new report, a significant reduction from the capacity enjoyed by defense officials for decades. 
The Heritage Foundation’s "2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength" concludes that the armed forces “would be ill-equipped to handle two, near-simultaneous major regional contingencies (MRC).” The two-MRC goal was largely attained during the Cold War, when U.S. forces engaged in a conflict every 15 to 20 years while maintaining ground forces in other regions to ensure stability and deter aggressors.
We started betraying our military in 2006 when we put Democrats in charge of both houses of Congress, and in the last two presidential elections we have really let them down. This has to change in 2016 if we are to have any hope of retaking this country.


Thomas Paine
A great intellectual writer and fierce revolutionary, his many works are highlighted by his publication Common Sense. John Adams said of the pamphlet, “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” Thomas Paine is a revered figure among American patriots then and now. Yet, without the influence of another Founding Father, Paine would have never made his way to America. His revolutionary thoughts and religious beliefs had worn out their welcome in London, and it was Benjamin Franklin who suggested he might find a better audience in America. Thomas Paine barely survived the trip to the colonies and arrived extremely ill. It took 6 weeks for him to recover once he landed in Philadelphia. Thankfully he survived, and his words went on to spur the motivation to stand up and fight the tyranny of the King.  Physical challenges can make us stronger.

Alexander Hamilton
The first United States Secretary of the Treasury who was described as one whom “more than any other designed the government of the United States.” His hand guided the formation of the nation’s first political party, The Federalists, and he was a direct rival to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. This man was a giant. Are you aware he was born an illegitimate child in the British West Indies? He was sent to the colonies for an education, but he never graduated as his ambition led him to seek fortune and fame. His political career was rocked by scandal, but his contributions were nonetheless vital. He would eventually die in a very famous gun duel with Aaron Burr.

George, Who Played With a Dangerous Toy
by Hilaire Beloc

And suffered a Catastrophe of considerable Dimensions.
When George’s Grandmamma was told
That George had been as good as Gold,
She Promised in the Afternoon
To buy him and Immense BALLOON.
so she did; but when it cam,
It got into the candle flame,
And being of a dangerous sort
with a loud report!
The Lights went out! The Windows broke!
The Room was filled with reeking smoke.
And in the darkness shrieks and yells
Were mingled with Electric Bells,
And falling masonry and groans,
And crunching, as of broken bones,
And dreadful shrieks, when, worse Of all,
The House itself began to fall!
It tottered, shuddering to and fro,
Then crashed into the street below-
Which happened to be Savile Row.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When Help arrive, among the Dead
Cousin Mary,
Little Fred,
The Footmen
(both of them),
The Groom,
The man that cleaned the Billiard-Room,
The Chaplain, and
The Still-Room Maid.
And I am dreadfully afraid
That Monsieur Champignon, the Chef,
Will now be
permanently deaf-
And both his
are much the same;
While George, who was in part to blame,
Received, you will regret to hear,
A nasty lump
behind the ear.
The moral is that little Boys
Should not be given dangerous Toys.

***This is sick: "I'm gay, and I want my kids to be gay, too." I thought they couldn't help it? Or, to use another liberal argument, what about that choice thing?

In a lengthy essay in The Washington Post  Kohn explained that, she, like most parents simply wants her child to follow in her footsteps. 
She writes: 'If we went to college, we want our kids to go to college. If we like sports, we want our kids to like sports. If we vote Democrat, of course we want our kids to vote Democrat.'
Kohn said: 'When my daughter plays house with her stuffed koala bears as the mom and dad, we gently remind her that they could be a dad and dad. 
'Sometimes she changes her narrative. Sometimes she doesn't. It's her choice.'
'Time will tell, but so far, it doesn't look like my six-year-old daughter is gay. In fact, she's boy crazy.' 
Yet more proof that kids need a mom and a dad. This is going to be one screwed up kid, mark my words.

one and two

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Faux Outrage

***This so-called outrage on the left about Rudy Giuliani's spot-on observation that Barack Obama does not love America rings false in so many ways. Those of us on the right have been trying to tell people that Obama is a Socialist (at best) since the first campaign started. Some observations by Ross Kaminsky over at National Review Online:

Barack Obama is a man whose childhood father figure, Frank Marshall Davis, was an America-hating, Stalin-lauding Communist; Obama spent nearly two decades imbibing the hateful ignorance of his pastor and mentor, the Reverend Jeremiah “God D— America” Wright, and began his political career (or at least fundraising for it) in the living room of anti-American terrorist Bill Ayers. Nothing about these facts paints a picture of a man who likes — or is even tolerant of — the United States of America. Sprinkle in an “apology tour,” a refusal to wear an American-flag pin, and a wife who was never proud of her country until her husband became president, and the picture becomes even clearer.

 This is a really good, if a tad sickening, piece. It's still a bit surreal to me that Barack Obama is President of the United States. A big reason for it is simply the color of his skin. Most people who voted for him didn't bother to look past that at the man himself. Secondly, his checkered past and the questionable company he keeps was covered up and glossed over by a fawning media, who continue to do so to this day. There is nothing likeable about him or Michelle, but they have been portrayed by their hip pocket press buddies as the perfect family. His dishonesty and obvious disdain for this country make me sick.

The double standard when it comes to who is allowed to aver that the president is unpatriotic is astounding here. Check out this piece from Victor Davis Hanson.

In other words, we should monitor Alfred A. Knopf to ensure that it would not publish another novel like Checkpoint fantasizing about killing then-President Bush, and object loudly if another filmmaker should produce a docudrama like Gabriel Range’s Death of a President indulging in the same fantasies, and watch for anything similar to Guardian “satirist” Charles Brooker’s 2004 op-ed wishing for another John Wilkes Booth or Lee Harvey Oswald to step forward.
None of which was done, of course. The Left hailed the above as "art," which of course makes it untouchable. Remember the Jonathan Chait piece? Below, Hanson replaces "Bush" with "Obama." Imagine the outrage if this were published by a conservative writer:
I hate President (George W. Bush) Barack Obama. There, I said it…I hate the way he walks — shoulders flexed, elbows splayed out from his sides like a teenage boy feigning machismo. I hate the way he talks — blustery self-assurance masked by a pseudopopulist twang. I even hate the things that everybody seems to like about him. I hate his lame nickname-bestowing– a way to establish one’s social superiority beneath a veneer of chumminess (does anybody give their boss a nickname without his consent?). And, while most people who meet (Bush) Obama claim to like him, I suspect that, if I got to know him personally, I would hate him even more…There seem to be quite a few of us (Bush) Obama haters. I have friends who have a viscerally hostile reaction to the sound of his voice or describe his existence as a constant oppressive force in their daily psyche.
 I don't need to tell you what the reaction would be. There are so many more examples, but these really jumped out at me today while I was reading. Sometimes I think it would be better not to have National Review Online as my home page. For one thing, there is usually a picture of Obama staring at me every time I hit my home button. That's enough to ruin one's day after a while.

***Gulfstream jet flies around the world with just one fuel stop. Flight fascinates me. I'll never understand how that big iron bird stays up in the air. 

***Obama vetoes Keystone Pipeline. Jerk. He is flagrantly ignoring the will of the people. But then, he's been doing that since he's been in office. Uh oh, there goes my blood pressure again...
***1st grade teacher donating kidney to student. Now THAT is going above and beyond!

Matthew Parker only makes it to Lindsey Painter's first-grade class two days a week, but the 6-year-old's attendance record is about to get a lot better: The teacher is giving him one of her kidneys and he will soon be able to go school full-time instead of going for dialysis three days a week, as well as do things like run and swim.

hair in your mouth

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is the author of the Declaration of Independence and the 3rd President of the United States. Like John Adams, his ideas and influence strongly shape our lives today.  And even though it looks like Mr. Jefferson’s life was one of success after success, a notable failure is that he entered a contest to choose the architect to design the White House and lost. Even the most successful people suffer setbacks.

Benjamin Franklin
Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin. He is one of America’s most enduring and beloved figures. His inventions and innovations are all over the blueprints of modern history. His life was monumental to the future of America. Despite being commonly addressed as “Doctor,” Benjamin Franklin had but a 2nd grade education.  His life shows that intelligence without traditional education can still equal success, if good character and hard work are evident.

***Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

***Have a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2015


***The Mall of America, among other venues, has been targeted by a terrorist group. They have a concealed carry ban, and a nice big sign announcing it.
 Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their "no guns" policy so citizens can protect themselves. (Facebook/Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee)
How boneheaded can you get?? They really can't lawfully do this, because it is legal in Minnesota to carry a concealed weapon. It's the principle of the thing. Why would you advertise that your customers are unable to defend themselves?

Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their “no guns” policy so citizens can protect themselves.
Mr. Cornish, a Republican who also chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said the Mall of America has interpreted state concealed carry laws incorrectly, and he’s intent on challenging them for it, a local CBS affiliate reported.
“This is completely ridiculous. The complete opposite of what they should be doing,” he said. “If we’re threatened with an attack, the last thing you want to do is disarm citizens.”

In a sharply-worded new critique, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says that President Obama’s handling of the Islamic State terrorist group has shown the country he is “incapable of bring commander-in-chief of the United States of America.”
“Mr. President, the American people are not as dimwitted as you seem to believe we are,” Mr. Jindal wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News. “We know that most Muslims have no interest in terrorism. It’s an obvious point, but for President Obama and the politically correct crowd, we do need to say it.”
***I want to start emphasizing the genius of our Founders, and little known facts about them. Most of this stuff isn't even taught in public schools today. 

John Adams He was the 2nd President of the United States and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. A highly educated man whose ideas strongly shaped the governmental structure of our republic. He was a direct descendent of the founding generation of Puritans who established colonial presence in America. Religion played a dominant role in his life, and his views were complicated and contrasting.  One of the biggest lessons Adams’ life teaches is the importance of choosing the right mate.  His wife Abigail was a great encourager to him.  Even though his work required them to be apart for years at a time, she stood by him and continued to be his rock.

Patrick Henry
His immortal words still ring out today. “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Yet Patrick Henry’s path to that moment was paved with two failed business ventures, several career changes and the horrible, tragic death of his beloved wife, Sarah.  Patrick Henry’s life teaches us that success often comes after failure.  The moral to the story: never give up.

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By Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

***Taxpayer funded University of Wisconsin chancellor spends her days lobbying her alumni against Scott Walker. Never mind that his policies WORK and Wisconsin is 100% better off than before he took office. With liberals, it's never about the actual accomplishments of a person or policy. It's about how they feel.

***Oscar ratings hit seven year low. Good. I can't stand awards shows. So many phonies and frankly ignorant people trying to pass themselves off as intelligent.

woke up early

***People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar

***Have a great day!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hammocks for Anxious Souls

***I have been feeling a lot of anxiety lately. Not really sure why. My business is really booming and sometimes is a little hard to keep up with, but my amazing transcriptionists and I have been doing so. Lots of hours, but it is very rewarding to do a good job and receive the compliments of my clients. Still, seems that every day, though usually it doesn't last too long, I have a sense of unease, that "butterfly in the stomach" feeling, and I can't really put my finger on what is causing it. I stop, pray for a while, and then soldier on. It is not incapacitating, nor does it really slow down what I'm doing, it's just something that hasn't really happened before without a specific reason. It may have to do with my political junkie-ism. Sometimes I just have to stop reading about current events because that really does raise my blood pressure. I found this at

  • It pleases God when I run quickly to Him after I fail Him. There is no legitimate reason why I should not trust in His goodness when I have fallen short.
  • My sin never diminishes His love for me or His acceptance of me. It is impossible for Him to love me less than He always has. He loves me as He loves His Son.
  • On the days wherein I don’t even want to honor Him He still fulfills each of His promises to me. I can force Him from my mind if I choose … but He will never loose me from His.
  • He never, ever tires of hearing my confessions of weakness and pleas for His help. Never.
  • He doesn’t need me at all but He will continue to love and pursue me with omnipotent love until there is nothing within me that does not ultimately glorify Him.
  • No matter what the remainder of my days hold for me, it is an unavoidable reality that, in the end, I will be perfected and living forever in the exact same righteousness that Jesus Christ has always possessed. Nothing can prevent this. This is my destiny in Christ.
  • I will personally witness the final destruction of Satan and each of his demons who ever tempted or attacked you and me. They, nevermore, while I, forevermore.
  • I will see the face of my beautiful King. I will experience the ecstasy of full deliverance from all that presently disheartens me. I cannot work my way to that reality. It is the most precious facet of His work on my behalf. It began with grace, continues now in grace and consummates by grace.
  • The big secret that needs to be revealed is that your greatest deliverance is the deliverance from you. This is what we are really waiting for and it is coming soon enough.
  • We are invited by Him to breathe easily and to worship Him without regarding our personal unworthiness as the determining factor. He knows our failures, struggles, weaknesses, sin, and fickle hearts. That’s the reason He has come for us.

Good advice. 

***James is preaching in I John. Good stuff. Today's text:

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2

What a wonderful promise!

***Now that's cute right there...

mr clean

A man died and went to The Judgment, they told him , “Before you meet with God, I should tell you — we’ve looked over your life, and to be honest you really didn’t do anything particularly good or bad. We’re not really sure what to do with you. Can you tell us anything you did that can help us make a decision?” The newly arrived soul thought for a moment and replied, “Yeah, once I was driving along and came upon a person who was being harassed by a group of thugs. So I pulled over, got out a bat, and went up to the leader of the thugs. He was a big, muscular guy with a ring pierced through his lip. Well, I tore the ring out of his lip, and told him he and his gang had better stop bothering this guy or they would have to deal with me!” “Wow that’s impressive, “When did this happen?” “About three minutes ago,” came the reply.

***Crying fowl: Crates of chickens fall off tractor-trailer

Pennsylvania State Police are crying fowl after crates of live chickens hurtled off a tractor-trailer on a Pennsylvania highway and the birds flew the coop.
The feather-ruffling incident happened at around 6:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 80 in Nescopeck Township, near Berwick.
State police say about 500 chickens fell from the truck. Police and Department of Transportation workers spent about an hour gathering up the fowl, some living and some dead.
Police say PennDOT will hand the live chickens over to the Agriculture Department and the dead ones will be thrown away.
Police say the driver of the truck did not realize he lost his load and kept going.
Traffic wasn't affected by the search.

 Bet that was a sight!


***Please, tell me these guys are on their way to a Halloween party.
ladies get in free

***This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. ~~ Will Rogers

***Have a great day!
A man died and went to The Judgment, they told him , “Before you meet with God, I should tell you — we’ve looked over your life, and to be honest you really didn’t do anything particularly good or bad. We’re not really sure what to do with you. Can you tell us anything you did that can help us make a decision?” The newly arrived soul thought for a moment and replied, “Yeah, once I was driving along and came upon a person who was being harassed by a group of thugs. So I pulled over, got out a bat, and went up to the leader of the thugs. He was a big, muscular guy with a ring pierced through his lip. Well, I tore the ring out of his lip, and told him he and his gang had better stop bothering this guy or they would have to deal with me!” “Wow that’s impressive, “When did this happen?” “About three minutes ago,” came the reply.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Winter Wonderland

***Well, it's pretty here in Indiana this morning, I gotta admit. Hoping the plows are out and doin' their thing, I'm supposed to take my mother out for breakfast this morning, then a little shopping. Not a good morning for our Tahoe to be out of commission, darnit.


After the airline pilot had managed to land his plane -- albeit bumpily -- following a descent through exceptionally heavy weather, he came out of the flight deck to bid his passengers farewell as they gratefully entered the jetway on their way back to terra firma.

The most memorable comment he received was from a little old lady who asked him politely whether he would please satisfy her curiosity on just one point: "Did we land, or were we shot down?"

***This is the problem. These same people would be screaming at the top of their lungs if a Republican wanted to do the same things Obama has been doing. To be a Democrat/liberal is to be a hypocrite.

Most Americans think the president shouldn't be able to ignore the courts – but nearly half of Democrats disagree, a new poll shows.
The Rasmussen Reports survey finds 60 percent believe the commander in chief shouldn't be able to ignore federal court decisions, with just 26 percent disagreeing.
"But perhaps more unsettling to supporters of constitutional checks and balances," the report notes, is that 43 percent of Democrats believe the president ought to be able to ignore the courts if he believes it's important for the country.

The report finds 35 percent of Democrats disagree with that view, compared with 81 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of independents.
I believe it is by design. Create chaos, then they will say the only way to straighten it out is single payer. That has always been the goal.
***White House mulls ways to counter Netanyahu visit. This is outrageous. Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East, and our government is trying to undermine its leader. There is little doubt that the news media will have Obama's back. If you depend on the "mainstream" media for your news, you will hear very little about Netanyahu's visit. 
***I've heard The Drop Box is really good, one of those rare movies worth going to see. 
***Okay, now that's clever...

snowman mailbox

Image: Supermassive black hole

Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception. The artwork is based on an image of the Pinwheel Galaxy (Messier 101) taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.


“Thy breath be rude," William Shakespeare famously told winter in As You Like It, invoking a common complaint about the season: winter is cold, windy, bleak, awful. Five centuries later, poets have much the same complaints. As Amy Gerstler wryly concluded in “A Severe Lack of Holiday Spirit," winter is a humorless season that can drive one to drinking:

...People hit 
the sauce in a big way all winter.
Amidst blizzards they wrestle
unsuccessfully with the dark comedy
of their lives, laughter trapped
in their frigid gizzards.  Meanwhile,
the mercury just plummets,
like a migrating duck blasted
out of the sky by some hunter
in a cap with fur earflaps.
Winter’s metaphors often include its stillness, its sense of silence and darkness, a season of hibernation, a season where everything dies a little. The falling snow is a “poem of the air," wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, where the “troubled sky reveals the grief it feels.” John Updike noted winter’s lack of sunlight, writing in “January”:

The days are short,
  The sun a spark
Hung thin between
  The dark and dark.
***For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou 
shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not 
covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended
 in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love 
worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the
 law. Romans 13:9-10 
***Have a great day!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Don't Rely on Network News

***I know, most who read this blog already know that. You know about Marie Harf's embarrassing, bumbling remarks about stopping terrorists by giving them a job. However, if you only watch the "Big Three" newscasts, you probably know very little about it. None of them have reported anything about it. This is how they dumb down America, because although Fox News is #1 in cable news, the network newscasts put together still reach far more people, people who take what they say at face value even though they are obviously biased toward the left.

***Barack Obama's reckless disregard of the law.

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***This is really interesting. These are excerpts from the wills of some of our Founders. Next time some pointy-headed liberal tries to tell you that most of the Founders were Deists (most of them don't even know what that is) rather than Christians, throw some of these out to them.

Samuel Adams
Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.
Will of Samuel Adams

William Cushing
First Associate Justice Appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court
Sensible of my mortality, but being of sound mind, after recommending my soul to Almighty God through the merits of my Redeemer and my body to the earth . . .
Will of William Cushing

John Dickinson
Signer of the Constitution
Rendering thanks to my Creator for my existence and station among His works, for my birth in a country enlightened by the Gospel and enjoying freedom, and for all His other kindnesses, to Him I resign myself, humbly confiding in His goodness and in His mercy through Jesus Christ for the events of eternity.
Will of John Dickinson

John Hancock
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
I John Hancock, . . . being advanced in years and being of perfect mind and memory-thanks be given to God-therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die [Hebrews 9:27], do make and ordain this my last will and testament…Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it: and my body I recommend to the earth . . . nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mercy and power of God. . .
Will of John Hancock

Patrick Henry
Governor of Virginia, Patriot
This is all the inheritance I can give to my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.
Will of Patrick Henry

Benjamin Rush
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
My only hope of salvation is in the infinite, transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins. I rely exclusively upon it. Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly!

Many more at the link.

Honorable Man
author unknown

How can success be measured in a man
By the net worth of his fortune ?
By the possessions he displays ?
By the vastness of the land he owns or
by the notoriety he's achieved thru great deeds,
if only to satisfy his own ego or greed.
If I could choose something to make me successful
it would be, to be thought of as an honest man
a caring partner and father, and at the end
to have but one good friend, and a loving family
who will morn my passing and remember me
not as great, wealthy, or notable but, only as an honorable man.

leave your wipers up in ice

What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one! ~~ Ann Radcliffe

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dumb as a Post

***State Dept. spokesman Marie Harf is a perfect example of the liberal twits being churned out by our universities nowadays. She made one of the dumbest statements ever uttered:

Harf first pointed to jobs as a counter-ISIS strategy during an interview Monday night on MSNBC -- after ISIS-aligned militants slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.
"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --"
At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims."
Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people."

What is her answer to people who point out how stupid that is? Why, we're just not smart enough to understand!

"Longer term, we cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try," Harf said on CNN. "How do you get at the root causes of this? Look, it might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I've seen over the past 24 hours some of the commentary out there, but it's really the smart way that Democrats, Republicans, military commanders, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat this."
Harf went on to say the approach doesn't fit "into a sound bite," when asked to respond to the intense criticism, on social media and elsewhere, of her original remarks.

Arrogance and blatant stupidity is a really bad combination. I would love to see her point out one military commander that agrees with her idiocy.

***Another Democrat scandal. Unless you watch and read Fox News, you haven't heard anything about it, because she's a Democrat.

***Obama, immigrants will not be stopped by the law. Well, he's proven that for the last 6 years, why should he let a little thing like the law stop him now?

meanwhile in boston


In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the executives of the Decca recording company.  The executives were not impressed.  While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, "We don't like their sound.  Groups of guitars are on the way out."  The group was called The Beatles.

In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency, told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, "You better learn secretarial work or else get married."  She went on to become Marilyn Monroe.

In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired a singer after one performance.  He told him, "You ain't goin' nowhere...son.  You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."  He went on to become the most popular singer in America named Elvis Presley.

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, it did not ring off the hook with calls from potential backers.  After making a demonstration call, President Rutherford Hayes said, "That's an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?"

***12 ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Day.

The best day of the year is nearly here. It will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
National Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day that should happen every day.
We can all make kind gestures to make the world a better place. This is a day that groups, businesses and individuals join in on ... being nice to one another.

Follow the link for some ideas. (Yes, I know it was yesterday, but these things can be done any time!)


***We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. ~~ John W. Gardner

***Have a great day!