Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Proud Moment

***I'll let the headline speak for itself: ISIS magazine takes credit for Obama shift in hostage negotiations. Doesn't that make you proud?

ISIS claimed victory Wednesday for the Obama administration’s summer shift in allowing hostage negotiations with terrorists, posting an article in the radical Islamist group’s online magazine declaring, “it’s clear that violence is the only message they will respond to.”
The article, in the new issue of the Islamic State’s “Dabiq” magazine released Wednesday, is attributed to ISIS hostage and British photojournalist John Cantlie. Titled “The Blood of Shame,” it’s illustrated with a picture of President Obama and side-by-side covers of two newspapers: The Daily Telegraph, showing an ISIS executioner slitting a hostage’s throat, and The New York Daily News, showing Obama smiling in a golf cart.

It's an awful feeling to be ashamed of our president, but I am.

***It's come to this: White people singing Rihanna songs could cause "microaggression." Yup, there are parents paying big bucks for their kids to be taught this crap. Personally, I don't know why anyone would want to sing a Rihanna song, but that's beside the point.

You can’t be singing Rihanna’s “Umbrella” if you happen to be a white fella – fella.
That’s what kids learned during a lesson on “privilege” and “microaggressions” in a human relations theory class at the University of Oklahoma.
Ah, yes. There’s nothing quite like a bit of white-shaming courtesy of the American taxpayers.
“I was told as a white woman it’s insulting and a microaggression for me to cover or sing a Rihanna song because I’m not from Barbados,” a student who was in the class told me. “I was literally told to go sing the Star-Spangled Banner.”

Follow the link and read the whole thing, if you can stomach it.


***Now for some positive, true stories:

Today at 1AM, my grandma, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, got up, got into my dad’s car and drove off.  We contacted the police.  But before the police could find her, two college kids pulled into our driveway with my grandma.  One was driving my dad’s car and the other was following in their car.  They said they overheard her crying about being lost at an empty gas station 10 miles away.  My grandma couldn’t remember our address, but gave the kids her first and last name.  They looked her up online, found our address, and drove her home.

Today, when I went to pick-up my daughter from preschool she was sitting on the ground in the corner of the after-care area with 3 blind students.  All of them had smiles on their faces.  The after-care instructor told me my daughter has been spending time with these 3 students every afternoon this week, answering questions and explaining to them in vivid detail what different objects, people and animals look like.

Today is my 18th birthday.  Just over 18 years ago a woman was faced with the harsh fact that she had already had 4 miscarriages and 1 stillbirth.  As she was pregnant for the 5th time, doctors informed her that her pregnancy was risky.  They said there was a good chance either the baby or her wouldn’t make it.  She chose to give the baby a chance anyway.  My mom and I both made it and are still healthy to this day.

Today, I sat down with my two daughters, ages 4 and 6, to explain to them that we have to move out of our 4 bedroom house and into a 2 bedroom apartment for awhile until I can find another job that pays well.  My daughters looked at each other for a moment and then my youngest daughter turned to me and asked, “Are we all moving into the apartment together?”  “Yes,” I replied.  “Oh, so no big deal then,” she said.  


***From "Chicks on the Right"

Anyway – back to Colorado and the latest Trumper-tantrum. We’ve already heard the whole thing about how Colorado was stolen from Trump and Cruz is a no-good-dirty-rotten-so-and-so because he actually had an organized campaign working in Colorado that knew the rules and how to get people to come support the Colorado delegates who were supporting Ted Cruz. Even John Kasich’s campaign had the system figured out! (For all the good that it did Governor Son of a Mailman.) Bottom Line: Trump has no one to blame but himself for his loss. And even Trump’s most ardent supporters understand that! Sean Hannity, who probably wears one of those goofy “Make America Great Again” hats when he doing radio, had to point out to an angry Trumpette calling in to his show that you can’t get ticked off at Ted Cruz for actually knowing how to run a campaign in Colorado –

The ignorance surrounding what happened in Colorado is astounding. Try to explain it to ardent Trump supporters, and they absolutely will not hear the truth. They just keep saying Cruz "stole" the delegates, which is patently absurd.

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. ~~ Billy Graham

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. Billy Graham
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