Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Oh, This is Perfect...

***Trump University fraud lawsuit moves forward.

Won't it be wonderful to have both candidates for President of the United States under federal investigation? Could we as a party be any dumber? Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed, terrible candidate and we have the chance to run a conservative against her in Ted Cruz. What are we about to do instead? Nominate yet another moderate (that is really giving him the benefit of the doubt), when every time we've done so before we have lost.  It's like we don't want to win. It's amazing to read some of the pro-Trump threads. They call Ted Cruz a liar, a cheater, etc. etc. ad nauseum, but can never give an intelligent argument for their charges. They repeat what Trump says as if it's the gospel.

Ted Cruz has a 97% Liberty Score from Conservative Review.

Their scorecard for the candidates is here.

Nobody is claiming that Cruz is perfect, but he is head and shoulders more conservative than Donald Trump. It's looking more and more like we would rather lose than nominate a conservative.Very disheartening.

***Burglar sues homeowner who shot him. Unbelievable.


***Apparently the poor delicate flowers at Mizzou are costing the university dearly. Good. Universities need to stop pandering to disgruntled, childish students who apparently will never be ready to leave home.

***Check out this Lego battleship:

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*** I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:1-2
 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Still Kickin'!

***But just barely! What a week! I'm glad to be busy, but it certainly leaves little time for anything else. Today I get to see Emily & Johnathan. We're meeting for lunch and then going to Sam's Club to do some serious shopping.

***96-year-old says retirement is the worst thing you can do. 

If you ask Charles Eugster, 96, "retirement" is a dirty word.
A bodybuilder and sprinter who has set multiple world records in his age group in races ranging from 60 meters to 400 meters, Eugster is basically the fittest 96-year-old on the planet. While nutrition and exercise are certainly integral in his tips for healthy living for the aging population, there is one other factor above all.
 "Retirement is one of the worst things that you can do to yourself,'' Eugster told TODAY from his home in Zurich, Switzerland. "If you refer to the queen of England, who just turned 90, she has a terrific schedule. She is not somebody who jogs in the park of Buckingham Palace, but she does an enormous amount of standing. She is not someone who sits, and sitting is not healthy. The most important thing is that she has a job."

Great story.

***We need leadership, not tinkering. Great piece.


I am incensed that our government has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. I have nothing against this gun-toting abolitionist; I have everything against President Obama’s continued rattling of the nation’s cage.
I object to his ongoing efforts to “transform” and “modernize” our country, authoring one divisive measure after another, at a time when he should be restoring our confidence.
The aftermath of the financial crisis, the stalemate in Congress and increased threats from Islamic terrorists have dulled our optimism.
We need leadership, not tinkering.
Obama’s inflammatory and pesky interventions in matters great and small, from shoving ObamaCare down the country’s throat to renaming Mt. McKinley, from overturning our immigration laws to optimizing transgender bathroom availability, have kept Americans on their heels, not knowing what will come next.

I can't wait until that awful man is out of office. Trouble is, I hope we don't install someone even worse in the White House.

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***Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. ~Søren Kierkegaard

Saturday, April 16, 2016

#ResistCapitalism

***This is really sad. Our education system has really failed if we are producing mindsets like this. Good piece about how completely, totally wrong the anti-capitalists are, and how weak their arguments are. Such blatant ignorance, geez.

"I Was a Capitalist Until I Saw These 8 Mind-Blowing #ResistCapitalism Tweets"

Here is the unvarnished truth as spoken by Milton Friedman:

“In the only cases in which the masses have escaped from the kind of grinding poverty you’re talking about, the only cases in recorded history, are where they have had capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where the masses are worse off, worst off, it’s exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from that. So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system.”

That is the absolute truth. Liberals love to show the pictures of starving children and people suffering, but never bother to tell you that in the vast majority of cases, they live in countries ruled by dictators. Why do you suppose socialist countries never have a problem with illegal aliens? How many people do you know who are trying to get to another country in order to have a better life?

The point Friedman was making boiled down to the idea that freedom yields creativity, productivity, and wealth. The critical component being that individuals should be allowed to pursue what they think is best for them, with minimal interference, and to identify that as “greed” is mistaken and wrongheaded.

Isn't it interesting that people like my husband and I, who operate small businesses, employ people, contribute to the economy, and do everything legally in our power to keep as much as possible of what we earn are considered "greedy" by these pinheaded liberals, but the parasites who live off of the work of others are not?

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Wise man, and not nearly enough people heed wise words such as his. Doesn't seem our public schools are teaching anything like the above.

Here are #ResistCapitalism's heroes. Look closely.



Here's a #ResistCapitalism tweet. Try not to choke on the stupidity:

Remember capitalism didn't make ur iPhone, labor did. We so the builders of modernity reap the benefits of modernity!
Really? So, the workers came up with the idea of the iPhone and risked their money in order to produce it? Are they not being paid for their labor? Are they not there of their own free will? What a bunch of twits.

***Okay, here's a complete turnaround...This May be the First Documented Case of a Potato Chip Saving a Woman's Life.

***Got lots of work to do today, but I spent the morning running around with my Mom & aunt. The first half of my Saturdays are usually spent that way, but I don't mind. Won't have them around forever. It was great being out today, such beautiful weather! Last Saturday in Indiana we had ice & snow, this Saturday it's sunny & 71. You just never know. :-)

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***The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner

Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Jesus Lunch?" Shut it Down!

***Just when you thought it couldn't get any more ridiculous:

There’s a religious liberty standoff underway in Middleton, Wisconsin.
On one side is a group of Christian moms armed with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 400 homemade brownies. On the other side are public school administrators who believe that Jesus and plump juicy chicken breasts are “divisive.”
The controversy surrounds an off-campus lunch event involving students at Middleton High School known as “Jesus Lunch.”
The high school allows students to eat lunch off-campus. In 2014 a small group of parents began meeting with their children in a nearby park — providing home cooked meals along with a Christian-themed, inspirational message.
The small weekly gatherings in the fall and spring eventually morphed into a popular gathering spot for hungry kids — with nearly 500 turning out for all sorts of goodies — ranging from Chick-fil-A sandwiches and fresh fruit to hundreds of homemade brownies.
“We show up every week just to show the love of Jesus,” parent Beth Williams told me. “Our mission statement for Jesus Lunch is ‘food for the body, nutrition for the soul.’”
Superintendent Donald Johnson and Principal Stephen Plank called the off-campus religious gatherings “divisive” and they want the weekly non-denominational meetings shut down.
“We believe that religious or political events do not have a place in our school or on our campus, except when sponsored by a student group in accordance with our rules, which require prior approval,” the pair wrote in an email sent to parents on April 12.
The district accused the moms of violating all sorts of rules — especially in the area of food preparation. They implied the parents are putting their children in danger by hosting the weekly picnics.
“The policies in question include food handling, visitors to campus, and expectations around student organized events,” the administrators wrote. “We are in no way interested in opposing religious practice in otherwise legal circumstances.”
Oh, of course you aren't. Never mind that these students are being supervised by adults. Never mind that it's really none of your business what they eat for lunch, especially off campus. It's obvious what you object to, no matter how much you lie about it. I hope these parents fight this tooth and nail.

***Oh, those tolerant liberals. It's amazing what "enrages" them, isn't it? A pervert male in the restroom with your daughter because he "identifies" as a female? No problem. Prayer at a NASCAR event? HORRIFYING!!

My good buddy Phil Robertson has drawn the ire of a bunch of Jesus-bashing, liberal lug nuts after he petitioned the Lord during a NASCAR invocation to put a “Jesus-Man in the White House.”
Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedway’s Duck Commander 500. And it was a mighty fine invocation, indeed.
“I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,” he prayed. “Help us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”
Brother Phil also mentioned the Bible, guns and thanked the Good Lord for the United States military – just like any good church-going, Christian man would do.
But the Duck Commander’s heartfelt invocation caused the Mainstream Media to blow a collective head gasket.
Sports commentators and journalists suggested pre-race prayers were too “Southern” and too “redneck.” As if there’s something wrong with being a Southern-fried redneck?

Why, how divisive and non-inclusive of you! I think I need a safe space.

***No caption needed:

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You’re Always There for Me

When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.

You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.

In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.

You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.

By Joanna Fuchs



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A 13-year-old boy’s talent show performance is making headlines for the help he got while performing a song from the movie “Frozen.”
Watch the report
Dressed as Olaf, Jagger Lavely was singing “Let It Go” at the Oak Middle School talent show in Shrewsbury. “He got through the first verse OK,” said his mother, Stacey Lavely.
But then Jagger Lavely started stumbling, forgetting the lyrics to the song, so the audience joined in. Kids in the audience began singing the lyrics to help get Jagger Lavely through it.
“It was just that magical moment where it just felt like the entire community rallied around him,” said Stacey Lavely.
The video was captured by Olivia Klein, who was filming the talent show for Shrewsbury Media Connection. “You could see a visible change in his mood,” said Klein. “He got really uplifted and he finished the song strong.”
Jagger Lavely doesn’t attend the middle school. His school and his after-school program for kids with autism are both out of town.
“It was such a beautiful moment,” said Stacey Lavely. 


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"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
David Brinkley

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.

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***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.  

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***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.

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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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Monday, April 11, 2016

Dissent Not Allowed

***Here is how the "tolerant" Left handles dissent:

For a worldview that claims to be all about freedom and choice and “being oneself,” transgenderism sure is tetchy and intolerant. Consider what has just happened to the celebrated British novelist Ian McEwan. Last week, during a speech at the Royal Institution in London, McEwan took a genteel swipe at the politics of identity. He said identity politics is becoming increasingly consumerist, where we now pluck a ready-made “self” from “the shelves of a personal-identity supermarket.” The making up of one’s identity has gone so far that “some men in full possession of a penis are identifying as women and demanding entry to women-only colleges,” he said. Then came his killer line: “Call me old-fashioned, but I tend to think of people with penises as men.”
 
You can guess what happened next:
 
Can you guess what happened next? Yes, McEwan was subjected to a Twitch hunt, to that 21st-century bloodsport in which anyone who expresses an unpopular view or makes a less than PC utterance or simply misspeaks a little will be “called out” (shamed) by the bedroom-bound, Twitter-living, self-styled guardians of correct thinking. Twits went berserk over his apparently perverse linking of penises with maleness. They branded him a bigot, weird, a transphobe. Trans-rights activists put the boot in, too. Stonewall, the LGBT activist group, slammed McEwan for being “uninformed” and said his weird worldview doesn’t only “denigrate the trans experience, it denies its very existence.” Paris Lees, a trans woman and journalist, scolded McEwan, telling him his “ideas about penises are outdated.” He should apologize, the mob said.
I'm so disappointed that McEwan apologized. What he said was absolutely true. However, in his mewling, cowardly apology, he said, "Biology is not always destiny." What does that even mean? These leftists are supposed to be oh, so addicted to science, unless of course it proves their worldview freakishly wrong. That's why they want to jail climate change deniers (who have most of the scientific evidence on their side) and why they must silence those who dare speak out against their pet fetishes. A liberal is the most intolerant, mean person you will ever meet. 

***Did you see the Masters, where Jordan Spieth blew a 4 shot lead at the end? Oh, that had to hurt. He seems like a nice young man, I hated that he had to go through that.

***I'm glad Cruz won Colorado's delegates, but even after reading about it I still don't understand why it was done that way. Trump is certainly handling it as he usually does, with a hissy fit.

***Thank goodness - a university finally has the backbone to tell their spoiled students to grow up, get out, or get expelled/arrested. Good for Ohio State, I hope they stick to their guns.

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All The World's a Stage
by William Shakespeare
 
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
 

I have no great love for any of these people and I certainly wouldn’t vote for either Hillary or Bernie (I’ll chew rat poison before THAT happens). I only bring it up to show just how much of a mess the Democrat Party is in. And, truthfully, they have only themselves to blame. That’s what happens when you cater welfare/perpetual-poverty programs to one racial minority group in order to keep their votes and then they finally start figuring out just how little you truly care about them.

Unfortunately, very few of them are figuring that out.

***How ya doin'??

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The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. ~~ Barbara Sher

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. Barbara Sher
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Ugly Truth

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Looks like everything's going as planned. Keep offering the gullible free goodies to buy their votes, make sure the news reports only what they want people to know, keep the people uninformed and clueless. Yup, moving right along.

***We have two inches of snow on the ground...what the heck? Snowplows in April?? Bleh.

***Justice Dept. gives Congress records on Fast & Furious. Well, I'm sure that information has been cherry-picked. Dang, I'm cynical this morning...must be the snow!!

The Justice Department said Friday that it had given to Congress additional documents related to the botched gun-smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious.
The Obama administration had for the last four years refused to provide the records to House Republicans, invoking a claim of executive privilege.
But a federal judge in January turned aside that argument, saying a blanket assertion of executive privilege was inappropriate since the Justice Department had already disclosed through other channels much of the information it had sought to withhold.

***"Guccifer?" Have you heard about this?

The extradition of Romanian hacker “Guccifer” to the U.S. at a critical point in the FBI’s criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email use is “not a coincidence,” according to an intelligence source close to the case.
One of the notches on Guccifer’s cyber-crime belt was allegedly accessing the email account of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, one of Clinton’s most prolific advice-givers when she was secretary of state. It was through that hack that Clinton's use of a personal account -- clintonemail.com -- first came to light.
Former law enforcement and cyber security experts said the hacker, whose real name is Marcel Lehel Lazar, could – now that he’s in the U.S. – help the FBI make the case that Clinton’s email server was compromised by a third party, one that did not have the formal backing and resources of a foreign intelligence service such as that of Russia, China or Iran.

I'm afraid to get my hopes up that Hillary Clinton will pay for her crimes.

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***The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher

Friday, April 8, 2016

Slacker!

***It's been a very busy week, as evidenced by my lack of blogging.

***This is absolutely, positively nuts. An Indiana state trooper was fired for witnessing during traffic stops. That's outrageous enough on its face, but the woman is filing a lawsuit, alleging her rights were violated. Why? Because he invited her to church and gave her directions. How horrifying!!!

Senior Trooper Brian Hamilton, 40, was a 14-year veteran of the agency, Fox 59 reported. His firing was announced two days after the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit on behalf of driver Wendy Pyle, who claimed her rights were violated after Hamilton pulled her over in January.
"While all of us — citizen and police officer — enjoy the right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech," State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said in a statement, "there are appropriate and proper restrictions placed on agents of the State related to their actions while engaged in their official duties."
The lawsuit alleged that Hamilton gave Pyle a warning after pulling her over for speeding. Hamilton then asked her what church she went to and whether she was saved. The lawsuit claimed Pyle answered "yes" to both questions because she was uncomfortable and wanted the stop to end.
The lawsuit then claims Hamilton invited Pyle to attend services at his church and gave her directions.
Pyle filed a formal complaint with the Indiana State Police and was later told that Hamilton had placed her on a prayer list at his church, the suit says.
Hamilton had previously been sued following a similar stop in August 2014, during which driver Ellen Bogan accused him of violating her constitutional rights.
 No wonder our college students think their rights have been violated when someone disagrees with them.

***Alan Grayson is vying for Marco Rubio's senate seat. That man is certifiably crazy. No wonder Democrats love him. That, and he's facing an ethics violation inquiry. That's a resume enhancement for liberals.

***And the craziness continues...Judge bans Christian cross from Los Angeles County seal. This is what you get when you elect liberals. Idiot judges.

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Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.

-Mary C. Crowley

Monday, April 4, 2016

Constitutional Roots

***American Thinker asks a great question: Is there any candidate willing to try to get the government back within its Constitutional bounds? Admittedly, that is a big, big undertaking. Government is so bloated and has made so many dependent on its largesse that yanking them from the federal teat will be no small feat. (Hey! That rhymes!)

The Constitution is pretty plain: all the powers the federal government has are articulated as legislative power in Article I, Section 8, and the role defined in Article I is very small.  Basically, this is what the federal government is supposed to do: conduct diplomacy, trade, and national defense; create systems for naturalization; insure that money is sound and sovereign debt is honored; protecting intellectual property; and regulate the postal service, with such infrastructure as that may require. 
Nothing in the Constitution grants the federal government power to manage health care or fund education or regulate private land use or bail out banks and other businesses or do almost anything that almost every candidate today is insisting he will do if elected president.  This does not mean that "government" has no right to enter into these areas, but it means that state governments, which have all residual powers not granted directly to the federal government, have that power – to act or not to act.
This is a very good, educational article. Read it when you get the chance.

*** Next time a liberal tries to tell you how wonderfully the economy is doing thanks to Obama:

UNEXPECTEDLY? U.S. factory data signals further slowdown in economic growth.
New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in February and business spending on capital goods was much weaker than initially thought, the latest indications that economic growth slowed further in the first quarter.
The Commerce Department said on Monday new orders for manufactured goods declined 1.7 percent as demand fell broadly, reversing January’s downwardly revised 1.2 percent increase. Orders have declined in 14 of the last 19 months. They were previously reported to have increased 1.6 percent in January.
The department also said orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft fell by a steeper 2.5 percent in February instead of the 1.8 percent drop reported last month.
These dismal industrial numbers, plus continued weakness in consumer spending, just don’t seem to square with the official unemployment rate of 5%.

***Be prepared:
 
One female occupant used her home defense handgun to successfully shoot and critically injure an armed home invader after he shot and killed another occupant. The home invader entered the apartment at approximately 6:30 a.m. after shooting off the lock. When one of the occupants got up to respond, he was brutally gunned down. That’s when the female occupant was able to get her own handgun and return fire.

According to Renton Police Detective Robert Onishi, the assailant was found in critical condition in the parking lot of the apartments. Through the miracle of medicine, he was able to be recovered and placed into critical condition to hopefully wake up and stand trial.

All three people were alleged to have known each other and the conditions surrounding the home invasion are under investigation.
In this case, as concealed carriers, we’re dealing with an additional variable. Whether it’s former lovers or a bad roommate situation, we always have to remain prepared to unfortunately face not just the bad guy we don’t know but the one that we may have met under completely different conditions.

Staying ready and able, even at home, means keeping your handgun accessible. In one of these situations, there really is no middle ground. The assailant shot the lock off the door of the apartment. It is pretty obvious he intended his actions. As for the woman, she unfortunately had to see the other occupant get murdered and eventually critically injure some man she knew previously.

That’s a heck of an alarm clock to start the day.
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***17 words even smart people mispronounce. I gotta admit, I was messing up a few of these myself.  Example: Valet.
Downton Abbey got it right. It’s not a French word, so pronouncing the last syllable as “ay” is incorrect. It should be sounded as “val-it.” (Another fake French word: foyer, which is pronounced “foy-ur,” not “foy-ay.”)

Follow the link, kinda fun.

***Our religious freedom is under attack.

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The Dragon of Grindly Grun
by Shel Silverstein

I'm the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
I breathe fire as hot as the sun.
When a knight comes to fight
I just toast him on sight,
Like a hot crispy cinnamon bun.
When I see a fair damsel go by,
I just sigh a fiery sigh,
And she'd baked like a 'tater-
I think of her later
With a romantic tear in my eye.
I'm the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
But my lunches aren't very much fun,
For I like my damsels medium rare,
and they always come out well done.

***Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~Peter Marshall


Sunday, April 3, 2016

I Want One!

***I haven't even seen the latest Star Wars movie yet, but I want one of these!

BB-8 Desktop Lamp


***Did Obama refuse plan to stop ISIS?

Sure sounds like it.

***Exit Trump? Well, I'd love to believe it, but I'm pretty sure his narcissism won't let him exit the race.

***I don't even like cats, but this is cute!

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***8 Essential Accessories for First Time Gun Owners.

Good tips.

***Achieving long term financial success. Good piece.

Different financial planners will build a financial plan in different ways – some may have you think about your goals first, and then go from there – but in general, one of the best first steps you can take towards making a financial plan is to determine where you are right now. If you don’t know how much money you’re making, spending or saving, it will be impossible to figure out where you need to go from here. So, if you haven’t already, check in on your paycheck to see how much money you’re netting; if you don’t like what you see, read this to learn about how you could boost that income.

Follow the link for the rest.

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An Art Thief

Recently a guy in Paris nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. However, after planning the crime, getting in and out past security, he was captured only 2 blocks away when his Econoline ran out of gas.

When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied:


(brace yourself)


(this is going to hurt.)


(really bad.)


"I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh."

***Yup.

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A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. ~~ John C. Maxwell


A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. John C. Maxwell
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