Monday, April 27, 2015

Bush Speaks Out

***I'm glad to see this. He has been the perfect gentleman, a classy ex-president who didn't feel the need to criticize his successor's every move, though he would have been justified. (Too bad Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter didn't afford him the same courtesy, but I digress.) I think he has finally had enough. When the president is putting the country in mortal danger, the right thing to do is speak out.

"You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That's how Americans should view the deal," he said, according to Bloomberg.
Bush also reportedly accused Obama of putting the U.S. in "retreat" and criticized Obama's efforts to check the rise of the Islamic State.
Bush, according to the report, criticized Obama's decision to take all troops out of Iraq after 2011, and called ISIS Al Qaeda's "second act."

It has to be so frustrating to Bush to see all the progress made on the war on terror during his tenure just thrown away by Obama and the Democrats. Remember shock and awe? Remember the taking down of Hussein's statue? Remember the democratic voting, the purple thumbs? It's sickening what he has done, and it's even more sickening how many people still defend him.

***Fleeing Hillary: Top Dem money man departs because Clinton hasn't answered ethics questions. Kinda surprising to me that he hasn't figured out before now that she has no honesty or character in her.

A top Democratic moneyman recruited by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has put fundraising activities on hold, saying he can’t do it with a clear conscience because the former secretary of state has too many unanswered questions swirling around her.
New York businessman Jon Cooper, who Team Clinton enlisted for its elite corps of early fundraisers known as “HillStarters,” said that he decided not to tap his donor network for Mrs. Clinton because she hasn’t provided enough answers about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she ran the State Department, her exclusive use of private email for official business as America’s top diplomat and her commitment to liberal priorities.

He probably realizes that if you roll with the pigs long enough, you're going to get mud on you.

***Here's how I feel at the end of the day...

woof


***Think your kids are yours and you can raise them how you see fit? Ha!

So, if you parents think that you have some measure of control over your children’s education, Obama’s Secretary of Indoctrination wants you to know that all your kids belong to Obama and his Common Core Scheme.
Ed Sec Arne Duncan–an old Chicago hack and Obama buddy–is warning states that they better stop this drive away from Common Core. He also warns that if this business where parents and local citizens think they have control over education continues, why, Obama is going to come down like a ton of bricks on all of you. You better drop that silly notion that your kids belong to you, America.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.”
 
Geez, I hope we can survive until the next election.
 
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Messy Room

by Shel Silverstein

Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater's been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or--
Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear,
I knew it looked familiar!

 
Sure reminds me of Johnny's room when he was home. Sheesh. :-)
 
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Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell
 
 


The way to a man’s heart may be his stomach but one devoted husband has proven that women's love can come from a man who can cook.
Yin Yunfeng, a solider in the Chinese army, pre-cooked a year’s worth of dinners for his busy wife to keep her happily fed while he is deployed, reports the Daily Mail.
Yunfeng, who is stationed in a remote location in Tibet, only sees his wife once a year. On a recent visit home, he noticed that Zhao Mai, his wife who works as a teacher in China’s southwest Guizhou province, was often too busy to make herself dinner when she got home.
Instead of handing Mai a year’s supply of take-out coupons, Yunfeng took matters into his own hands, cooking 12 months worth of dinners so his wife would be able to enjoy homecooking every night while he’s away.

Now THAT'S love!

***Charles Pinkney

Charles Pinckney, the second cousin of fellow-signer Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, was born at Charleston, SC, in 1757. His father, Col. Charles Pinckney, was a rich lawyer and planter, who on his death in 1782 was to bequeath Snee Farm, a country estate outside the city, to his son Charles. The latter apparently received all his education in the city of his birth, and he started to practice law there in 1779.
About that time, well after the War for Independence had begun, young Pinckney enlisted in the militia, though his father demonstrated ambivalence about the Revolution. He became a lieutenant, and served at the siege of Savannah (September-October 1779). When Charleston fell to the British the next year, the youth was captured and remained a prisoner until June 1781.
Pinckney had also begun a political career, serving in the Continental Congress (1777-78 and 1784-87) and in the state legislature (1779-80, 1786-89, and 1792-96). A nationalist, he worked hard in Congress to ensure that the United States would receive navigation rights to the Mississippi and to strengthen congressional power.
Pinckney's role in the Constitutional Convention is controversial. Although one of the youngest delegates, he later claimed to have been the most influential one and contended he had submitted a draft that was the basis of the final Constitution. Most historians have rejected this assertion. They do, however, recognize that he ranked among the leaders. He attended full time, spoke often and effectively, and contributed immensely to the final draft and to the resolution of problems that arose during the debates. He also worked for ratification in South Carolina (1788). That same year, he married Mary Eleanor Laurens, daughter of a wealthy and politically powerful South Carolina merchant; she was to bear at least three children.

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***There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. ~~ Thomas Edison

***Have a great day!

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