Friday, March 13, 2015


***Obama says he is "embarrassed" for 47 Senators who signed Iran letter. I don't believe it. I don't think he has the capacity for embarrassment, not to mention shame, humility, character...oh, so many.

"I am embarrassed for them," Obama said in an interview with Vice media, which is expected to be released Monday.
"For them to address a letter to the Ayatollah who, they claim, is our mortal enemy and their basic argument to them is: don't deal with our president because you can't trust him to follow through on an agreement. It's close to unprecedented."

 Well, they're absolutely right. You can't be trusted, Mr. President. You have proven that on many occasions. 

The United States hit yet another record in taxes and spending, as the government raked in nearly $1.2 trillion in revenue but spent $386 billion more than it collected, according to the latest monthly report from the Treasury Department.

The Monthly Treasury Statement for February shows the government collected $1,185,613,000,000 in taxes since the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year in October.
However, the United States spent $386,537,000,000 more that it brought in, CNS News reported Friday.


***John Rutledge, South Carolina. Delegate to the Continental Congress

In 1774 Rutledge was sent to the First Continental Congress, where he pursued a moderate course. After spending the next year in the Second Continental Congress, he returned to South Carolina and helped reorganize its government. In 1776 he served on the committee of safety and took part in the writing of the state constitution. That year, he also became president of the lower house of the legislature, a post he held until 1778. During this period, the new government met many stern tests.
In 1778 the conservative Rutledge, disapproving of democratic revisions in the state constitution, resigned his position. The next year, however, he was elected as governor. It was a difficult time. The British were invading South Carolina, and the military situation was desperate. Early in 1780, by which time the legislature had adjourned, Charleston was besieged. In May it fell, the American army was captured, and the British confiscated Rutledge's property. He ultimately escaped to North Carolina and set about attempting to rally forces to recover South Carolina. In 1781, aided by Gen. Nathanael Greene and a new Continental Army force, he reestablished the government. In January 1782 he resigned the governorship and took a seat in the lower house of the legislature. He never recouped the financial losses he suffered during the war.

by Henry Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
  That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
  A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
  And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
  Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
  Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
  In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
  In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
  Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

***6 worthless foods to cut from your diet. Well, the only one I use is the flavored coffee creamer, and I ain't givin' that up. :-)


***You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

***Have a great day!

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