Sunday, February 28, 2016

No Surprise

***Hillary Clinton paid tribute to blacks killed by cops in her South Carolina victory speech...but said not a word about cops killed in the line of duty. It is a travesty that this woman is walking around free, let alone the Democrat frontrunner for President. It seems surreal, the same feeling I got when Barack Obama was elected. How dumb do you have to be to think this proven liar would be a good president?

Hillary Clinton paid tribute Saturday during her primary victory rally to the mothers of black victims killed by police and civilians – while ignoring the rising number of police killed by gunfire in the line of duty this year.
The Democratic presidential candidate paused during her speech in Columbia, S.C., to honor the five women, who also campaigned with her across South Carolina before Saturday’s primary.
“They all lost children, which is almost unimaginable, yet they have not been broken or embittered,” Clinton said, adding that they have turned their “mourning into a movement.”

She's pandering to the black community, who for some unfathomable reason think she cares about them.

***Great story - South Dakota teen takes 10-year-old sister with terminal cancer to winter formal dance.

For the winter formal, AJ and Rebekah got dressed up, and even got a matching corsage and boutonniere. They also went out to dinner with AJ’s classmates and their dates.
“I wanted to ask my sister because she’s most likely not going to be experience high school,” AJ told KSFY. “I want to spend as much time with her as possible while she’s still doing good.”
Tony Spader, AJ and Rebekah’s father, told the news station through tears that his son “just wanted to give [Rebekah] that memory.”

***Another weight loss idea. At least this one doesn't involve surgery.

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***Thought this was a cute picture, but I'm having brain dysfunction. Can't think of a good caption.

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***Great story:

 Robert Cook, a 22-year-old skydiving instructor, was on a plane with 21-year-old Kimberley Dear. She was about to make her first ever skydive, and he was her instructor.

 But soon after the plane had taken off, the engine failed. The airplane started plummeting towards the ground at a rapid speed.   

 Robert calmly told Kimberley to sit on his lap. He then hooked her harness up to his and embraced her to take the brunt of the impact onto himself. He stayed incredibly calm and composed and told Kimberley exactly what she needed to do and kept her calm as well. He then turned his body so that he was underneath her. When the plane hit the ground, his body softened the blow for her.

 Robert died after hitting the ground. But thanks to his heroic actions, Kimberley survived. He had given up his own life to save someone who was a complete stranger to him.

 Robert's father says selflessness was in his son's nature. He would've sacrificed anything for anybody, because that was just the way he was. A true hero.


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The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure. ~~ John Locke


The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure. John Locke
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Amazing Grace

***I love the Chris Tomlin version of Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone). I read a critique of contemporary Christian music recently, there seems to be a lot of those these days. I'll admit that there are watered down, meaningless lyrics out there, but as I've said before, all hymns aren't doctrinally sound either. The biggest gripe I have with the new Christian music lately is that musically so many of them are uninteresting. However, I don't put down the whole genre just because there are some not so great songs. You can say that about any genre. The critique I heard of Tomlin's version was really weak, like the author just had to find something bad to say about it. He didn't like the add-on, "My chains are gone, I've been set free; my God, my Savior has ransomed me. And like a flood, His mercy rains. Unending love, Amazing Grace." Well, fella, that's exactly what happened. He said it was bad poetry. Like I said, pretty lame critique. I'm going to do this one next time I sing in church. Great message.

***Christie endorses Trump. Well, that figures. Neither one is conservative.

***Ben & Jerry's is offering non-dairy vegan "ice cream." Bet that's yummy.

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Har har har...

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***Blue Cross plans hit hard by Obamacare losses. Oh, but it was going to solve all of our problems, remember?

The nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have fared worse than publicly traded health insurance companies on the new health insurance exchanges, with many of these plans losing hundreds of millions of dollars last year on individual policies sold under the Affordable Care Act.

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What do you get if you cross an elephant and a kangaroo?
Big holes all over Australia!

***Yup.

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***The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. ~P.J. O'Rourke

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Good News Here and There

***Certainly not good news from Nevada, but I think I've beaten that horse enough for a while. This is good news though: The GOP is refusing to having hearings on any Supreme Court nominee offered by Obama. Another liberal justice would guarantee the further erosion of our liberties.

"We believe the American people need to decide who is going to make this appointment rather than a lame-duck president," Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas) told reporters Tuesday after a special meeting of the committee.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said members of the panel reached a "consensus" that there should not be hearings or a vote on President Obama's nominee.

"My decision is that I don't think we should have a hearing. We should let the next president pick the Supreme Court justice," he said after emerging from a meeting in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office.

Good. Let them call you "obstructionists." That's exactly why we sent you there, to stop Obama.

More good news: Big Win for Election Integrity. The Democrats want illegals to vote, because they'll vote Democrat.  It amazes me that there is even a question whether illegals should be able to vote. What part of "illegal" aren't they getting?

District of Columbia federal district court Judge Richard Leon just issued an order denying the request by the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and the U.S. Justice Department for a temporary restraining order (TRO). Thus, there will be no TRO preventing the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) from instructing residents of Alabama, Georgia, and Kansas that they must comply with state laws requiring proof-of-citizenship when they register to vote. Judge Leon said in a four-page order that because “the registration deadlines for the Alabama and Georgia primaries and for the Kansas Republican Caucus had already passed at the time this TRO motion was filed . . . and that the effects of the [EAC’s] actions on the ongoing registration process for the Kansas Democratic Caucus . . . are uncertain at best, plaintiffs have not demonstrated they will suffer irreparable harm” before the scheduled March 9 hearing on the request for a Preliminary Injunction. Judge Leon was also “not yet convinced that plaintiffs have demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the merits and looks forward to the benefit of full, adversarial briefing on the complex and important issues this case presents.”

 ***We're waiting with bated breath for our accountant to let us know how much more the government is going to steal from our bank account this year. What a crock.

***Court email ruling may lead to Clinton subpoena. Well that should have happened a long time ago - and I'll believe it when I see it.

A federal court ruled on Tuesday that a watchdog group could request testimony from Hillary Clinton’s State Department aides in connection with her private email server, a decision that could eventually lead to a subpoena for Hillary Clinton.
D.C. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted a motion for discovery filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that is suing the U.S. State Department for records related to Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
Judicial Watch is seeking information about whether Clinton and her aides intentionally dodged public records laws by using a private email server. The organization said it would ask to depose former State Department officials as part of the discovery process.

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A defendant isn’t happy with 
how things are going in court, so he gives the judge a hard time.
Judge: “Where do you work?”
Defendant: “Here and there.”
Judge: “What do you do for 
a living?”
Defendant: “This and that.”
Judge: “Take him away.”
Defendant: “Wait; when will I get out?”
Judge: “Sooner or later.”

***Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Disappointed

***Well, anyone who knows me knows why I'm disappointed today, it's because of Trump's win in SC. I thought more conservatives would see through him by now. My biggest concern? He is in favor of single payer health care - that's socialized health care. He says he hates Obamacare because he knows that's what conservatives want to hear - but in the next breath he says he is in favor of single payer. That's Obamacare, people. Same thing. He's certainly not going to be in any hurry to do anything about it, no matter what he's telling people. I was hoping after the last debate in which he was saying how wonderful Planned Parenthood is, those who are so gung ho for him would maybe start taking a closer look - beyond his bluster and bravado and look into the man himself. I'm beginning to fear that's not going to happen in time, and we are going to squander a great chance to elect a constitutional conservative. Ted Cruz is the best choice now, followed closely by Marco Rubio. It's amazing that the same people who overlook Trump's glaring inconsistencies will attack Cruz and Rubio for one or two positions they disagree with. They'll defend Trump with something like, "I know he's not perfect," or "There is no perfect candidate," but will not give Cruz or Rubio, who certainly have more solid conservative credentials, the same benefit of the doubt. It reminds me of Obama's followers. They refused to see his glaring imperfections, and look what it got us. It sickens me to see us throw perhaps our last opportunity to turn this country around down the drain.

And that's my two cents for today.

***On a lighter note, Mark & I finished our NRA pistol course yesterday. Great course, I highly recommend it. I feel much more comfortable with my gun now. It's a .38 revolver. I am going to look for a .22, though, as I am much more accurate with those. I know they don't have the stopping power of a .38, but again, I am much more accurate when shooting them. I will practice more with the .38, though. Who knows, I may change my mind.

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***Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day ?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
~William Shakespeare

***You gotta be kidding me...
Lock of John Lennon's hair fetches $35,000 at auction.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Few & Far Between

***Seems like my good intentions to blog every day, or at least every other day, are a little difficult to keep up with. Glad for the work, though, so I won't complain.

***Saw this on Facebook and had to share:

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and was very much in favor of the redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.
One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.
Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.
Her father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?” She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She’s always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn’t even show up for classes because she’s too hung over.”
Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”
The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, “That wouldn’t be fair! I have worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”
The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the Republican party.”

***Liberals never seem to get it.




Personal responsibility is the second casualty of liberalism, common sense being the first.

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***Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Monday, February 15, 2016

RIP Antonin Scalia

***What a great man. We need to pray for the family of Mr. Scalia, not only because of his untimely death, but because of the awful, foul response of so many liberals whose daily lives revolve around hating anyone who disagrees with them.

George Will has a good piece up over at National Review Online about Justice Scalia and his strict adherence to the Constitution. People like him are few and far between, even on the Supreme Court.

Scalia was, however, one of the most formidable thinkers among the 112 justices who have served on the Court, and he often dissented in the hope of shaping a future replete with majorities steeped in principles he honed while in the minority. Those principles include textualism and originalism: A justice’s job is to construe the text of the Constitution or of statutes by discerning and accepting the original meaning the words had to those who ratified or wrote them. These principles of judicial modesty were embraced by a generation of conservatives who recoiled from what they considered the unprincipled creation of rights by results-oriented Supreme Court justices and other jurists pursuing their preferred policy outcomes.
 
He believed  rightly that the Supreme Court's job is to interpret the Constitution - what it actually says, not what they want it to mean. They shouldn't be using their votes, as the liberal wing does, in order to bring about the results they want. If the Republicans allow Obama to appoint another left wing ideologue, that will skew the Court to the left and we will see our freedoms eroding at a faster pace than they already are. Pray for conservatives to hold the line.

Oh, and those "loving, tolerant" liberals? Here's what they have to say about the death of a great man whom they happen to disagree with:

From "Liberal Licious" at Democrat Underground: "Am I sad this criminal is dead, Hell no! Republicans are going to lose their minds and that always makes me smile." 
 
Some liberal twitter responses:
 
"We had a tough month of "R.I.P."s so now we get a "Good riddance!".

"Scalia was a retrograde bigot who, just this week, voted with his colleagues to kill climate regs and the planet. I don't care how he rests."
 
"Wow, Scalia died. it's not cool to speak ill of the dead, so RIP to one of the BEST racist, fascist enemies of democracy & humanity."
 
There's more, lots more. The above are the tame ones. There is nothing meaner, angrier, or more moronic than a liberal when you disagree with him.
 
 
***North Korean dictator Kim orders more rocket launches. Why shouldn't he? Obama won't do anything about it, and he knows it.
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised scientists involved in the country's recent rocket launch that he said struck a "telling blow" to enemies and ordered them to press ahead with more launches, state media reported Monday. Earlier this month, North Korea ignored repeated international warnings and launched what it said was an Earth observation satellite aboard a rocket. Washington, Seoul and other view the launch as a prohibited test of missile technology and are pushing hard to have Pyongyang slapped with strong sanctions.
We had better elect anyone other than a Democrat this November. I am loathe to say it, but I'd even vote for Donald Trump over anything the Democrats have to offer. I'm hoping it's Cruz.

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18King James Version (KJV)

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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 "The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution." John Adams
 
 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

NRA Certified!

***Well, we will be next week. We are taking an NRA Pistol Class today and next week, 4 hours each session. Very good instruction, we are really enjoying it. I'm not very familiar with semi-automatic weapons, and the instructors are very patient and knowledgeable. We are familiarizing ourselves with several different types and calibers of pistols, and will know how to use all of them by the end of the class. I will definitely be carrying my .38 all the time after next week's session, which will be mostly shooting the different pistols at the range. Really looking forward to next week.

***84 more Clinton emails now deemed classified. Tell me again why she is walking around free, and running for President of the United States? What a travesty!


The State Department on Saturday released more emails from the private server that Hillary Clinton used when secretary of state, including 84 that have now been marked as “classified.”
The agency released 551 pages of emails, as part of a federal court order for officials to comply with a freedom of information act request for the official correspondence.
Clinton, a Democratic candidate in the 2016 Democratic primary race to become president, has denied any wrong-doing. However, her use of the private server and email accounts, from 2011 to 2013, is being investigated by the FBI.
This administration's Justice Department is not going to do anything about this, we all know it. Were she a Republican she'd already be in jail.

***Madeleine Albright is backpedaling on her stupid statement. Dementia is an ugly thing.

I HAVE spent much of my career as a diplomat. It is an occupation in which words and context matter a great deal. So one might assume I know better than to tell a large number of women to go to hell.
But last Saturday, in the excitement of a campaign event for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, that is essentially what I did, when I delivered a line I have uttered a thousand times to applause, nodding heads and laughter: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” It is a phrase I first used almost 25 years ago, when I was the United States ambassador to the United Nations and worked closely with the six other female U.N. ambassadors. But this time, to my surprise, it went viral.

Too late, you old heifer. You showed your true colors.

***"Deafening silence." Yup.


A Fargo police officer fatally shot responding to a routine domestic disturbance call. A 25-year police veteran killed while trying to serve a warrant outside Atlanta. These are just the latest tragedies of cops murdered while performing their sworn duty -- "to protect and serve."
But while President Obama and the Democratic candidates vying to succeed him are putting America's police departments on trial in the court of public opinion in response to a rash of deadly police shootings, the murder of police officers on America's streets is being met with a “deafening silence.”

Chaos is exactly what they want.

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To My Valentine

More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That's how much I love you.

I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That's how much you I love.

I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.

I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,
That's how you're loved by me.

Ogden Nash

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Friday, February 12, 2016

What Wasn't Asked

***No, I didn't subject myself to watching the two calcified Communists debate last night. I've read enough commentary to know there weren't any surprises though. Reliable Democrat lackeys Gwen Ifil and Judy Woodruff really grilled the candidates, except for mentioning Clinton's email scandal, the FBI investigation, Benghazi, the debt....well, you get the picture. They did exactly as they were told, bless their hearts.

Of the 16,000 words uttered by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and moderators Gwen Ifil and Judy Woodruff, not one of them concerned Clinton’s deepening email scandal. Not one mention of the words email, e-mail, private server or FBI.
Not a single media question or opponent mention of the huge legal cloud hanging over the party’s presumptive nominee. Nor of the ongoing FBI investigation into unauthorized use of her unsecured private email server for government business, including loose handling of Top Secret documents endangering national security intelligence-gathering and covert operations.
Not any reference to the State Department Inspector General’s subpoena to the Clinton Foundation exploring possible connections between foreign government donations possibly trying to curry favor during Clinton’s four-year tenure as Obama’s secretary of State.
Oh, and not a single word either about Benghazi, the murder of four Americans there, the phony video excuse, the lack of rescue or reinforcement attempts and any Clinton responsibility for the well-documented poor consulate security. Nothing on tax or entitlement reforms. National debt.
A complete pass for Hillary Clinton. Whoosh! Home free. Other than that, it was a serious grilling about being female, admiring Obama, taxing the rich more, free stuff and other liberal issues.
As I said, no surprises.

***Well this is good news - Virginia high school backs off on "white guilt" video. This stuff is getting utterly ridiculous.
 
An animated film designed as a lesson in “racial discourse” for students at a Virginia high school will not be shown after it made students uncomfortable and drew criticism from parents who called it “white guilt.”
The video was shown at Glen Allen High School in Henrico during two assemblies for Black History Month and depicts several runners on a track, with black runners facing insurmountable obstacles while white runners are unimpeded.

This is the kind of crap that gives thugs an excuse to burn and destroy when they perceive someone has wronged them. This is also the kind of thing liberals love - chaos! This is Saul Alinsky theory at it's best - create enough chaos and mayhem that people look to the government to save them.

***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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***Another anti-white attack in Brooklyn. Where is the President's, and the Left's, outrage?



Police are investigating a second anti-white bias incident in Brooklyn where the attacker called his victim “cracka,” the Daily News has learned.
A 51-year-old white man told cops he was on Nostrand Ave. near Glenwood Road in East Flatbush when a black man ran up and knocked him to the ground about 5:40 p.m. Monday.
“This is for Malcolm X, cracka,” the brute said before storming off.

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Countervailing Truths: Thomas Sowell Knows the Truth About Obama


Yup.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On a Lighter Note...

***Pretty bummed that Trump won the New Hampshire primary, but it's far from over. I still have hope that Ted Cruz will be our nominee. Looking for something to lighten the mood, I found this:

After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married. On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured.
Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched - with a raised eyebrow. The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze.
The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?"
"Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish."

:-)

***Florida man arrested for throwing alligator through drive-through window.  Huh?

A Florida man was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after allegedly throwing an alligator through a fast-food chain’s drive-thru window in October.
Joshua James, 24, threw a 3.5 foot alligator through a Palm Beach County Wendy’s drive-thru window nearly four months ago, according to Florida Fish Wildlife and Conservation officials. He was also charged with illegally possessing an alligator and petty theft.

Follow the link for the rest. Pretty bizarre.

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***Well this is good news. SCOTUS blocks Obama's "Clean Power Plan."

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

National Security Scandal

***Hillary's national security scandal warrants a special prosecutor. Who knows how much damage was done with Hillary Clinton's lax security when she was Secretary of State? She was no more qualified for that job than she is to be president, but qualifications don't matter with Democrats. Only political power, gender, and race do.

Terrorists and rogue states are deadly threats. Effective diplomacy and reliable intelligence collection and assessment are our first lines of defense against both. Effective diplomacy and reliable intel require institutionally and legally protecting secrets—ie: classified information. Protection includes protecting reliable intelligence sources, from satellites to flesh and blood human spies.
Protecting secrets has a moral spine as well. Failure to protect classified information increases the risk of belligerent attack on America, its allies and their interests. Exposing classified information can endanger the lives of U.S. military personnel, intelligence agents and counter-intelligence officers. It certainly undermines morale at essential security agencies.

She definitely should be prosecuted. We all know that were she a Republican, she already would have been. Every day she roams free is an embarrassment to our judicial system.

***Obama proposes record spending. Does anyone really doubt that he is doing his level best to bankrupt this nation?

It didn’t take Republicans long to respond to President Obama’s record $4.1 trillion budget proposal – labeling it “a progressive manual for growing the federal government at the expense of hardworking Americans," as House Speaker Paul Ryan put it.
The fiscal 2017 budget plan, Obama’s eighth and final spending blueprint, is being met with a dead-on-arrival mentality on Capitol Hill after it was released late Tuesday morning.

They better stick to their guns.

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                    DIS MY FRIEND...

This is my friend


***Woman battling terminal illness gets dream wedding. This is nice.

***We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.~~ F.A. Hayek


Friday, February 5, 2016

I Ain't Dead...

***Kinda dropped off a bit there, didn't I? Business is boomin'. :-)

***To be a liberal is to be a hypocrite: Benghazi committee Dems gave thousands in bonuses while blasting probe's cost.


Democrats on the House committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks awarded tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses to their staff, while at the same time repeatedly attacking Republicans over the rising cost of the investigation.
According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015.
While the bonuses make up only a fraction of the panel's total expenses to date, critics suggested they undermine the minority members' complaints about the budget.
"This is the height of hypocrisy,” Lisa Boothe, a Republican strategist and president of High Noon Strategies, told FoxNews.com.

Of course it is, but that's what liberals do.

***Obama rips "doom and despair" Republicans. Well, sir, it is your policies that have gotten us here.

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***In case you didn't know...

Famous for his mighty beard, Abraham Lincoln was a curious figure. Though he wasn’t actually born in a log cabin, he did have a relatively hard childhood. Hard labor was part of the daily regime in the frontier where Lincoln grew up, and, at the age of nine, he lost his mother to milk sickness. As President, he would grow to be history’s tallest President of the United States, standing proud at 6’4″. Even after he died, his story didn’t quite end. In 1876, a group of counterfeiters wanted to hold Lincoln’s body for ransom, at the hefty fee of $200,000 in gold and the release of one of their accomplices. They were caught and sentenced to a year in jail.

***Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. ~~ Abraham Lincoln








Monday, February 1, 2016

A Much Needed Rebuke

***...well, not a rebuke so much as a reminder. My pastor is really good at that. The sermon yesterday was from Luke 6, the first part of the Beatitudes. It was basically a reminder that what is worldly is temporal, and what is spiritual is forever. In other words, if we put our confidence in what we can acquire here on earth, we are going to be very disappointed because it doesn't last. Our minds should be fixed on spiritual things, on knowing that no matter what happens here, our eternal home is in heaven and every trial just brings us closer to our heavenly home. Obviously, that's not always easy. Applying that to myself, I know that I've invested way too much time and energy into politics and arguing with people whom I agree with on 99% of other issues. There's nothing wrong with caring what happens to our country and actively trying to make it better, but I'm way out of balance. He even mentioned Donald Trump in the sermon yesterday, which is of course the main source of my arguments lately. I have to severely cut back my Facebook time, and just stay out of threads about Trump. I get argumentative and sometimes too aggressive and it's not helpful and not likely to change anyone's mind anyway. It's silly for me to expend so much time and effort doing that when there are a lot more positive things I could be doing...like keeping up with my work. :-) 

***Hackers hijack drone after massive breach at NASA. Well that doesn't give me a lot of confidence...

Members of the AnonSec hacking group have released more than 276GB of data after allegedly spending months inside NASA’s internal network.
The collection of files, provided to Infowars by AnonSec admin Dêfãult Vírüsa prior to being made public Sunday, include 631 videos from aircraft and weather radars, 2,143 flight logs as well as the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2,414 NASA employees.
A “zine,” or self-published paper detailing the hack, dubbed “OpNasaDrones,” reveals everything from AnonSec’s motives to the specific technical vulnerabilities that enabled the extensive breach.

Yeesh.

***Iran's supreme leader awards medals to those who captured US sailors. Just a little reminder, we have lifted sanctions on these barbarians. Nice job there, Obama.

***Super Bowl grounds crew paints Denver's logo at both ends.  Oops.

The grounds crew for Super Bowl 50 last week wound up fumbling the end zone paint job.
For a brief time, both end zones at Levi’s Stadium were painted with the Denver Broncos team name and logo, Sports Illustrated reports.
The mistake was quickly covered up and by Thursday one of the end zones featured the team name and logo of the Charlotte Panthers, the other team in the Super Bowl.

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***NAACP leader uses F-word to apologize for using T-word after N-word meeting.
Huh?

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Miranda likes to sing, and whenever she begins, her husband heads outside.

Hurt, she asked him, "Don't you like my singing?"

"Of course, dear," he replied. "I just want to make sure the neighbors know I'm not beating you."
 


***Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain