If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Only about 2 percent of people can work entirely without supervision. We call these people "leaders." This is the kind of person you are meant to be -- Brian Tracy
"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
The Python and the Chihuahua But I fear that somehow you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to Christ (2 Cor. 11:3). Train your mind to think properly and biblically.
"The LORD is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him sincerely." (Psalm 145:18 NIV)
"The Patriot Post"
"Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness." -- Samuel Adams
"So low and hopeless are the finances of the United States, that, the year before last Congress was obliged to borrow money even, to pay the interest of the principal which we had borrowed before. This wretched resource of turning interest into principal, is the most humiliating and disgraceful measure that a nation could take, and approximates with rapidity to absolute ruin: Yet it is the inevitable and certain consequence of such a system as the existing Confederation." -- North Carolina delegate to the Constitutional Convention William Richardson Davie (1756-1820)
"The choice before us is clear. I strongly feel that the great majority of Americans believe that nothing would better encourage economic growth than leaving more money in the hands of the people who earn it. It's time to stop stripping bare the productive citizens of America and funneling their hard-earned income into the Federal bureaucracy. .... Americans have always been prepared to pay their fair share, but today they should make it clear to all elected officials that government has gone beyond its bounds and that the people will not tolerate [an] ever-increasing tax burden." -- Ronald Reagan
"How many in-your-face radical leftist appointments must Obama make before some realize this apparently conciliatory man is indeed a polarizing radical? Let's just look at the [Harry] Knox appointment [to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships]. ... Knox is the militant homosexual activist who, just last month, called Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops 'discredited leaders' for opposing same-sex marriage. He said the Knights of Columbus are 'foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression' because they supported California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. ... Knox also denounced the teachings of the apostle Paul as 'not true.' 'Paul,' said Knox, 'did not have any idea of the kind of love that I feel for a partner when I am partnered. ... The straight man, the heterosexual man who got the privilege of writing the book, the educated, rich heterosexual man, Paul ... didn't think it was natural because for him it must not have been.' When appointed, Knox said the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community 'will support the president in living up to his promise that government has no place in funding bigotry against any group of people.' Sounds harmless enough on its face until you understand that Knox and the LGBT community consider the failure to support the judiciary's thwarting of the people's democratic will to define marriage as heterosexual in character to be bigotry." -- columnist David Limbaugh
"In addition to an abhorrence of democracy, and the recognition that government posed the gravest threat to liberty, our founders harbored a deep distrust and suspicion of Congress. This suspicion and distrust is exemplified by the phraseology used throughout the Constitution, particularly our Bill of Rights, containing phrases such as Congress shall not: abridge, infringe, deny, disparage or violate. Today's Americans think Congress has the constitutional authority to do anything upon which they can get a majority vote. We think whether a particular measure is a good idea or bad idea should determine passage as opposed to whether that measure lies within the enumerated powers granted Congress by the Constitution. Unfortunately, for the future of our nation, Congress has successfully exploited American constitutional ignorance or contempt." -- George Mason University economics professor Walter E. Williams
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
"CNN reporter Susan Roesgen interviewed tea-party protesters and then called their activities 'anti-government.' We all know Obama has the majority of the national news organizations in his pocket, he controls large national banks, he and his minions run many of our country's large organizations, and he is stealing and reallocating our monies at lightning speed. Now 'motherland' security's calculated rhetoric about right-wing extremist's tea-party members puts many on notice? Sound anything like Germany a half century or so ago?" -- Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania
I have been working for our U.S. Department of Defense (with the Navy) for 44 years, and have been married to one wife 33 years; and have observed that no one is perfect. But when people care about the high quality of American life and "domestic tranquility," and work together with honest working relationships and respectful communication, they can reduce the negative effects of their various imperfections, grow together, and accomplish more positive results. Or as someone once said, "There is more power in clasped hands than in clenched fists."
I feel a militant desire to preserve the heritage our Founders gave us, directed by inspiration from God's word. Every morning I include a prayer for our or American Government leaders - for President Obama, our Senators, Representatives and Supreme Court Justices; at the Federal level and State level and local government leaders.
"Our Father in heaven, You ordained human governments for regulation of society and protection from enemies, and promised that your Government would bring peace to all who would allow your Son to be their Governor ((Exodus 30:3-17, Isaiah 9:6-7, Rom 13:1, 1 Tim 2:2). Let "Thy will be done" (Matt 6:10) in America "as it is in heaven"
"Father, send a ministering spirit, a witness of your pure righteousness, and letters from concerned citizens to speak to our leaders hearts. Let your divine influence touch every Government leaders' conscience, and help them become more honest and unselfish in the use of our tax money and the legislation they write and vote on. Let it be used more for the protection of the most important, precious, sacred and yet vulnerable parts of our heritage, that you gave us through the strong Bible-based moral convictions of our Founders."
"Father, protect our normal marriages from homosexual activism (because normal, loving permanent marriage is your will on earth (Gen 1:27-28, 2:23-34, Matt 19:5-56, Eph 5:31)), protect our faithful family structure from all distractions, immorality and abuse in media and entertainment; protect our children in their mother's wombs from brutal and painful murder of abortion (Deut 30:19); and our children in the public schools from hatred, anger, violence, lies, pornography; that they may receive a more wholesome education and become the moral leaders of this Constitutional Republic you gave us 230 years ago."
"Father, You promised that 'Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people' (Prov 14:34) therefore it is your desire to exalt America and for us to be a good example to the rest for the rest of the world to follow. Father, let the strong arm of your love sweep across this land and bring a wonderful revival, and raise up another generation of youth who care about the high quality of life only You can give. And Lord, protect our economy and resources from destruction by internal and external enemies, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
There are many selfish, dishonest, domineering, minorities here, in Europe, Asia and the Mid-East, that are trying forcefully to gain additional rights (irresponsible freedoms) that God and our Founders didn't give us, and take away our Rights (responsible freedoms) they did give us.
God bless you, and Have a wonderful, free American day, be militant in a good-natured way.
Chuck Sproull, Springville IN,
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Hopalong Cassidy's Creed for American Boys and Girls
The highest badge of honor a person can wear is honesty. Be truthful at all times.
Your parents are the best friends you have. Listen to them and obey their instructions.
If you want to be respected, you must respect others. Show good manners in every way.
Only through hard work and study can you succeed. Don't be lazy.
Your good deeds always come to light. So don't boast or be a show-off.
If you waste time or money today, you will regret it tomorrow. Practice thrift in all ways.
Many animals are good and loyal companions. Be friendly and kind to them.
A strong, healthy body is a precious gift. Be neat and clean.
Our country's laws are made for your protection. Observe them carefully.
Children in many foreign lands are less fortunate than you. Be glad and proud you are an American.
Islamic Terror Attacks on American Soil
We recently got taken to the mat by a polite, young Muslim living in the U.K. who took issue with our oft-repeated statement that no Muslim-American lost their life to vigilante violence following 9/11. She provided us a list of six or seven candidates and, after whittling out the ones where the killer was unknown or in cases with mitigating circumstances such as “victim was sleeping with killer’s ex-girlfriend” (we’re not making that up), we reached a shocking conclusion:
We were wrong.
There is one seemingly unambiguous case that occurred in Dallas, Texas where Waqar Hasan, a Muslim convenience storeowner, was gunned down by Mark Anthony Stroman four days after the 9/11 attacks. Stroman claimed to have been motivated by anger from watching the towers fall. He is not exactly your average American, however, even apart from the shooting. For one thing, he is a white supremacist who carried a felony criminal record at the time of the attack. He also went on to shoot two more people in the weeks that followed.
Although news of the crime was overshadowed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Stroman’s name brings up more Google hits than some of the 9/11 hijackers – and only a handful of World Trade Center victims are mentioned more on the Web than Waqar Hasan. (Interestingly, the name of a Sikh, killed by someone mistaking him for an Arab actually brings up far more hits than either Hasan or any murdered WTC victim with the exception of the firehouse chaplain). Also, unlike the terrorists walking free in Muslim countries, an American jury sentenced Mark Stroman to death (which we wholeheartedly support).
Nevertheless, we acknowledge that our Muslim friend is correct and that there was at least one Muslim killed in an anti-Arab hate crime in the U.S. following the anti-American hate crime on 9/11. For anyone keeping score:
People killed by radical Muslims on 9/11: 2,996
Muslim-Americans killed in revenge (...by white power felons): 1
Of course, 9/11 was neither the first nor the last time that Muslims have killed Americans on U.S. soil in terror attacks. In fact, since that day, Muslims have killed at least 37 people in 28 separate acts of terrorism in the United States (by the standards that Muslim-American groups set for hate crimes). Perhaps more importantly, there have been quite a few planned mass murders of Americans by Islamic terrorists that were thwarted by the FBI, law enforcement and overseas intelligence operations both before and after 9/11.
By contrast, Muslim-Americans do not appear to be in any special danger from murderous (non-Muslim) religious fanatics. Identity groups, such as CAIR, whine incessantly about relatively trivial incidents while turning a blind eye to the horrible violence that is meted out daily in the name of their religion. This distasteful petulance offers insight not only into the character of Islam, but also the impressive religious tolerance that Americans manage to maintain.
For anyone wondering about the history of deadly Islamic terror on American soil in the last 35 years, here’s what we could find:
Date Country City/State Killed - Injured Description
4/14/1972 USA New York, NY 1 - 3 Ten members of a local mosque phone in a false alarm and then ambush responding officers, killing one.
1/19/1973 USA Brooklyn, NY 1 - 1 Muslim extremists rob a sporting goods store for weapons, gunning down a police officer who responds to the alarm.
7/18/1973 USA Washington, DC 8 - 2 Nation of Islam members shoot seven members of a family to death in cold blood, including four children. A defendant in the case is later murdered in prison on orders from Elijah Muhammad.
10/19/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 - 1 Nation of Islam terrorists kidnap a couple and nearly decapitate the man, while raping and leaving the woman for dead.
10/29/1973 USA Berkeley, CA 1 - 0 A woman is shot repeatedly in the face by Nation of Islam terrorists.
11/25/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 - 0 A grocer is killed in his store by Nation of Islam terrorists.
12/11/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 - 0 A man is killed by Nation of Islam terrorists while using a phone booth.
12/13/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 - 0 A woman is shot to death on the sidewalk by Nation of Islam terrorists.
12/20/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 - 0 Nation of Islam terrorists gun down an 81-year-old janitor.
12/22/1973 USA Oakland, CA 2 - 0 Nation of Islam terrorist kills two people in separate attacks on the same day.
12/24/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 - 0 A man is kidnapped, tortured and decapitated by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1/24/1974 USA Oakland, CA 4 - 1 Five vicious shooting attacks by Nation of Islam terrorists leave three people dead and one paralyzed for life. Three of the victims were women.
4/1/1974 USA Oakland, CA 1 - 1 A Nation of Islam terrorist shoots at two Salvation Army members, killing a man and injuring a woman.
4/16/1974 USA Ingleside, CA 1 - 0 A man is killed while helping a friend move by Nation of Islam terrorists.
3/9/1977 USA Washington, DC 1 - 1 Hanifi Muslims storm three buildings including a B'nai B'rith to hold 134 people hostage. At least two innocents were shot and one died.
7/22/1980 USA Bethesda, MD 1 - 0 A political dissident is shot and killed in front of
his home by an Iranian agent who was an American convert to Islam.
8/31/1980 USA Savou, IL 2 - 0 An Iranian student guns down his next-door neighbors, a husband and wife.
1/31/1990 USA Tucson, AZ 1 - 0 A Sunni cleric is assassinated in front of a Tucson mosque after declaring that two verses of the Qur'an were invalid.
11/5/1990 USA New York City, NY 1 - 0 An Israeli rabbi is shot to death by a Muslim attacker at a hotel.
1/25/1993 USA Langley, VA 2 - 3 A Pakistani with Mujahideen ties guns down two CIA agents outside of the headquarters.
2/26/1993 USA New York, NY 6 - 10 40 Islamic terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.
3/1/1994 USA Brooklyn, NY 1 - 0 A Muslim fires on a vanload of Jewish boys, killing one.
3/23/1997 USA New York, NY 1 - 6 A Palestinian leaves an anti-Jewish suicide note behind and travels to the top of the Empire State building where he shoot seven people in a Fedayeen attack.
4/3/1997 USA Lompoc, CA 1 - 0 A prison guard is stabbed to death by a radical Muslim.
10/31/1999 USA Near Nantucket 217 - 0 An Egyptian airline pilot runs a planeload of 217 passengers into the water after uttering a Qur'anic prayer.
3/17/2000 USA Atlanta, GA 1 - 1 A local imam and Muslim spiritual leader guns down a deputy sheriff and injures his partner.
9/11/2001 USA Washington, DC 184 - 53 Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon.
9/11/2001 USA Shanksville, PA 40 - 0 Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.
9/11/2001 USA New York, NY 2772 - 251 Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.
3/19/2002 USA Tucson, AZ 1 - 0 A 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course.
5/27/2002 USA Denton, TX 1 - 0 Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard.
7/4/2002 USA Los Angeles, CA 2 - 0 Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people.
9/5/2002 USA Clinton, MD 1 - 0 A 55-year-old pizzeria owner is shot six times in the back by Muslims at close range.
9/21/2002 USA Montgomery, AL 1 - 1 Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one.
9/23/2002 USA Baton Rouge, LA 1 - 0 A Korean mother is shot in the back by Muslim snipers.
10/2/2002 USA Wheaton, MD 1 - 0 Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot.
10/3/2002 USA Montgomery County, MD 5 - 0 Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period.
10/9/2002 USA Manassas, VA 1 - 1 A man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team.
10/11/2002 USA Fredericksburg, VA 1 - 0 Another man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas.
10/14/2002 USA Arlington, VA 1 - 0 A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
10/22/2002 USA Aspen Hill, MD 1 - 0 A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers.
8/6/2003 USA Houston, TX 1 - 0 After undergoing a religious revival, a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4" butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man.
12/2/2003 USA Chicago, IL 1 - 0 A Muslim doctor deliberately allows a Jewish patient to die from an easily treatable condition.
4/13/2004 USA Raleigh, NC 1 - 4 A Muslim man runs down five strangers with a car.
4/15/2004 USA Scottsville, NY 1 - 2 In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
6/16/2006 USA Baltimore, MD 1 - 0 A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim gunman in an unprovoked terror attack.
6/25/2006 USA Denver, CO 1 - 5 Saying that it was 'Allah's choice', a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
7/28/2006 USA Seattle, WA 1 - 5 An 'angry' Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
10/6/2006 USA Louisville, KY 4 - 1 In an 'honor' attack, a Muslim man rapes and beats his estranged wife, leaving her for dead, then savagely murders their four children.
2/13/2007 USA Salt Lake City, UT 5 - 4 A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine's Day cards at a gift shop and killing five.
1/1/2008 USA Irving, TX 2 - 0 A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their 'Western' lifestyle.
7/6/2008 USA Jonesboro, GA 1 - 0 A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
2/12/2009 USA Buffalo, NY 1 - 0 The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
(3,293 killed by Muslims in America in 62 terror attacks)
"The e-mail Bag"
"Misplaced Medicare Reports"
The phone rings and the lady of the house answers, "Hello." "Mrs. Sanders, please."
"Speaking." "Mrs. Sanders, this is Doctor Jones at Saint Agnes Laboratory. When your husband's doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly, either way the results are not too good." "What do you mean?" Mrs. Sanders asked nervously.
"Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other one tested positive for HIV. We can't tell which is which."
"That's dreadful! Can you do the test again? questioned Mrs. Sanders.
"Normally we can, but Medicare will only pay for these expensive tests one time."
"Well, what am I supposed to do now?"
"The folks at Medicare recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him."
Be Strong Honey!
A man escapes from a prison where he's been locked up for 15 Years. He breaks into a house to look for money and guns.
Inside, He finds a young couple in bed. He orders the guy out of bed and ties him to a chair.
While tying the homeowner's wife to the bed, the convict gets on top of her, kisses her neck, then gets up and goes into the bathroom.
While he's in there, the husband whispers over to his wife: "Listen, this guy is an escaped convict. Look at his clothes! He's probably spent a lot of time in jail and hasn't seen a woman In years. I saw how he kissed your neck. If he wants sex, DON'T RESIST, DON'T COMPLAIN...do whatever he tells you. Satisfy him no matter how much he nauseates you. This guy is obviously very dangerous. If he gets angry, he'll kill us both. Be strong, Honey. I love you!
His wife responds: "He wasn't kissing my neck. He was whispering in my ear. He told me that he's gay, thinks you're cute, and asked if we had any Vaseline.
I told him it was in the bathroom...
You be strong Honey. And I love you, too"!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
How can anyone profess to support 'Civil Rights', then turn around and vote against childrens' right to live? Sen. Specter, in voting to confirm Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Recourses, are denying the right to live; especially in partial-birth abortions.
Sen. Specter is choosing to write his own lasting legacy, and his legacy is in the immoral direction for decent ethics in an American foundation.
The fiscal and social voting records show Sen. Arlen Specter has ignored the RNC Platform and helped to damage or destroy the conservative values as built within the Republican Party Platform. It is imperative that Republicans get behind candidates who will support at least 80% of the fiscal and social issues in our RNC Platform.
Sen. Specter, being a true Republican requires more than placing an ‘R’ in front of your name and/or political title. These majority conservative fiscal and decent social values are what a majority of Americans seek for, and stand for, without waffling.
I believe Sen. Specter will witness Pennsylvanians reject his own waffling record.
I have found that if you love life…life will love you back. -- Arthur Rubinstein
"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
Comprehending God's Goodness Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You (Ps. 31:19). He is the most majestic, most exalted, most awe-provoking being.
"But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23).
"The Patriot Post"
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." -- Thomas Paine
"Thomas Jefferson told us 'having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,' and the people -- we the people -- are going to have to fight back hard if we're not going to lose our country." -- Rep. Michele Bachman (R-MN)
The BIG Lie
"For too long we've seen taxes used as a wedge to scare people into supporting policies that actually increase the burden on working people instead of helping them live their dreams. That has to change, and that's the work that we've begun. We've passed tax cuts that will help our economy grow. We've made a clear promise that families that earn less than $250,000 a year will not see their taxes increase by a single dime. We're giving tax relief to the Americans who need it and the workers who have earned it. So, on this April 15th, we're reminded of the enormous responsibility that comes with handling people's tax dollars and we're renewing our commitment to a simpler tax code that rewards work and the pursuit of the American dream." -- The ObamaPrompter
This Week's 'Alpha Jackass' Award
"We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand. We must build our house upon a rock. We must lay a new foundation for growth and prosperity -- a foundation that will move us from an era of borrow and spend to one where we save and invest." -- Barack Obama
Memo to BO: The foundation of our nation -- the Constitution and free-market capitalism -- is just fine. The fact that the "new foundation" will be built on debt owed by generations not yet born is the problem.
This Week's 'Braying Jackass' Award
"The charitable donations claimed by the Bidens on their tax returns are not the sum of their annual contributions to charity. They donate to their church, and they contribute to their favorite causes with their time, as well as their checkbooks." --a White House statement regarding the Bidens' giving 0.69 percent ($1,885) of their 270,000 in income to charity in 2008. Hey, it was double what they gave in 2007, and far more than the niggardly $369 they averaged over a recent 10-year span. (By comparison, Joe Biden's predecessor, Dick Cheney, recently donated 75 percent of his earnings -- a whopping $6 million -- to charitable causes.)
Meanwhile, the Obamas paid $855,000 in federal taxes and more than $77,000 in Illinois taxes on an income of more than $2.6 million, most of which came from book sales. They gave 6.5 percent to charity. Our question is, why didn't they set a better example of what Joe Biden calls their "patriotic duty"? Surely they could have coughed up more than $855,000 in taxes.
Tobacco and nicotine lovers dedicate the best years of their lifetimes to worshipping and serving their god - a ¼" diameter and 4" long idol. Many spend $300-$500 per year to dwell in its presence of smoke and poisonous vapors. Some have so much love for their god they spend over $25,000 just for the privilege of dying from the painful diseases their god can offer. Friend, that's devoted worship.
The good news is that there is a true and living GOD, the all powerful Spirit who Created heaven and earth and mankind by His Word, and who is able to completely deliver all who trust in the authority of His Word. He desires for us to love and worship Him only, so He can freely bless us with a lifetime of abundant physical and spiritual health, and so we can dwell in His presence of holiness, love and joy forever. Jesus came, not to give us another religion, but to give us "life more abundantly" (John 10:10). Entering into His spiritual body and following Him is the healthiest, least expensive, and highest quality of life we can possibly live on earth, while
preparing to live with Him in heaven.
The New Birth procedure ("of water and of the Spirit") that Jesus taught in John 3:5 and which began in Acts 2:38-42, consists of turning from self-will to God's will, being water "baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission [forgiveness, washing away] of sins," and receiving the "gift of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance" like believers received it in Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:1-7). This experience adds souls to the church Jesus will save when He returns.
Chuck Sproull, Springville IN (3/26/2009)
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Specter Switches Back to Dems
As for me, I am not surprised. For the last several years, Sen. Specter has made a left turn on all the social issues. How can anyone profess to support 'Civil Rights' in America, then turn around and vote against childrens' right to live? It seems as if Sen. Specter is choosing to write and leave his own lasting legacy.
Unfortunately, his lasting legacy is in the wrong direction for moral ethics in a foundation of American life.
It is the left-wing social voting records of the like of Sen. Arlen Specter who has ignored the RNC Platform and helped to damage or destroy the conservative values as built within the Republican Party Platform. It is imperative that Republicans get behind candidates who will support at least 80% of the fiscal and social issues in our RNC Platform.
Being a true Republican requires more than placing an ‘R’ in front of your name and/or political title. These majority conservative fiscal and social values are what a majority of Americans seek for, but we must stand by it without waffling. - oyh
By Don | April 28, 2009
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) who switched to the Republican party in 1965 has returned to his roots with his expected switch to the Democratic party today.
From the ChicagoTribune.com - http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/04/specter_switches_gop_far_to_th.html
Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania is switching parties and plans to seek reelection next year as a Democrat, in the meantime likely handing the Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
Specter's switch could hand the Democrats a 60-seat advantage in the Senate, provided that Al Franken of Minnesota prevails in his court-fight for a long-contested Senate election there. However, Specter said today that he will not become an "automatic'' 60th vote to close debates in the Senate.
As Sen. John Cornyn said the move "represents the height of political self-preservation" since Specter was badly trailing challenger Pat Toomey and facing the end of his Senate career.
Read the entire Tribune article as in includes an interview where Specter discusses his first party switch.
Sources: Deal to Run for Governor in Georgia
April 28, 2009, 6:29 P.M.
Sources close to Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) say that the nine-term Congressman will run for governor in 2010 and that an official announcement is expected to come at a Friday press conference in Georgia.
Activist Judge Ruled “No” to prayer in Jesus Name - It is critical for all of us to call our US Senators urging each to vote "NO" on this President Obama appointment. Tell everyone on your e-mail list the same.
Published by TheVoiceMag April 9th, 2009 in Breaking News and Politics. Tags: allah, Christian nation, court of appeals, david hamilton, district judge, euro trip, house of representatives, jesus name, judge david, judge hamilton, judicial activist, judicial nominee, liberal ideas, Muslim, prayers, sense of duty, traditional values.
A judge who ruled that prayers in Jesus Name, at the Indiana House of Representatives was unconstitutional, but prayers to Allah were not, has been nominated by the Obama Administration to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
The change we were supposed to believe in is worrying more Americans as the days go by. With the democrats in the majority in both the House and Senate, Dems feel empowered or better yet, a sense of duty to bring forth their version of social change.
Upon ending his Euro-trip, our President decreed to his Muslim audience, “America is not a Christian nation,” a radical break from all his presidential predecessors. Are democrats in touch with the American people or are they exchanging our traditional values for their own ideologies? The recent judicial nominee of the administration proves the latter.
According to Traditional Values Organization (TVC), Our President has picked “a rabid judicial activist as his first federal court pick. Judge David Hamilton has been chosen to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.”
Hamilton, a U.S. district judge in Indianapolis for 14 years, is no stranger to the practice of “activist style judging.” According to TVC, Hamilton is “Someone who ignores the Constitution and imposes his own liberal ideas on each case.”
“Judge Hamilton has a long and… READ THE FULL ARTICLE
A Real Military Funeral
In Tennessee we pull off the road and stop for funerals......nobody moves until the last car has gone by.
What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq ):
However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with police handling traffic. Everyone on the road who was not in the procession, pulled over, got out of their cars, and stood silently and respectfully, some put their hands over their hearts.
When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thought at first it was the Boy Scouts or 4H club or something, but it continued for two and a half miles. Hundreds of young people, standing silently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed an elementary school, and all the children were outside, shoulder to shoulder holding flags, kinder-gartners, handicapped, teachers, staff, everyone. Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenage girls and younger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road. No one spoke, not even the very young children.
The military presence, at least two generals, a fist full of colonels, and representatives from every branch of the service, plus the color guard who attended James, and some who served with him I add my name to say was very impressive and respectful, but the love and pride from this community who had lost one of their own was the most amazing thing I've ever been privileged to witness.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST MOVING E-MAILS I'VE SEEN TO DATE .
Chain for our Military...please don't break it.
Please send this on.
There is nothing attached.... Just send this to all the people in your address book.
"The e-mail Bag"
An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years.
He had a large pond in the back.
It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over.
He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.
As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.
As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.
He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.
One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!'
The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.'
Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'
Florida Senior Citizen Wedding
Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Florida, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore.
Jacob suggests they go in.
Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?”
The pharmacist answers, “Yes.”
Jacob: “We’re about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?”
Pharmacist: “Of course we do.”
Jacob: “How about medicine for circulation?”
Pharmacist: “All kinds.”
Jacob: “Medicine for rheumatism and colitis?”
Jacob: “How about Viagra?”
Pharmacist: “Of course.”
Jacob: “Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?”
Pharmacist: “Yes, a large variety. The works.”
Jacob: “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson’s disease?”
Pharmacist: ” Absolutely.”
Jacob: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers?”
Pharmacist: “All speeds and sizes.”
Jacob: “We’d like to use this store as our Bridal Registry.”
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. -- Denis Diderot
"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
What to Leave Children The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him (Prov. 20:7). How many men may trace their success to the example of their parents!
"O Sovereign LORD! You have made the heavens and earth by Your great power. Nothing is too hard for You! " (Jeremiah 32:17)
"The Patriot Post"
"[T]he hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men." -- George Washington, General Orders, 23 August 1776
Letter to my bank
One of my checks was returned marked "insufficient funds". In view of current developments in the banking industry, does that refer to me or to you?
Credit where credit is due
"Sen. Jim DeMint"
Dear Fellow Concerned American:
"I owe these unions." President Barack Obama couldn't have stated it any more clearly.
Well, today, after spending a cool BILLION dollars to put their political cronies in positions of power in Washington, D.C., the union bosses agree.
And they want PAYBACK.
After all, Barack Obama and the rest of Big Labor's allies have already promised, "What Big Labor wants, Big Labor GETS!"
That's why it's vital you sign our petition urging the Congressional leadership to OPPOSE the union bosses' Card Check Forced Unionism Bill -- and the rest of Big Labor's agenda -- IMMEDIATELY.
You see, there's not much time.
At the very top of the Congress' agenda is the union bosses' Card Check Forced Unionism Bill.
And the Organized Labor czars wouldn't have it any other way.
You see, passage of the so-called "Card Check" Bill is all that stands between the union bosses and total control over hundreds of thousands of America's small businesses . .. ..
. . . not to mention the hundreds of millions of forced-dues dollars that will immediately be seized from American workers' paychecks.
If the union-label Congress succeeds in passing "Card Check," workers would no longer be able to vote for or against union boss representation in a secret ballot election.
Instead, the union bosses would be able to intimidate workers one on one into signing so-called "union authorization cards."
So what would the result be?
BINGO! -- hundreds of thousands of additional small businesses and millions of additional workers would be FORCED under Big Labor control!
You see, the union bosses know that without a secret ballot election, their henchmen would be able to browbeat workers into signing the "union authorization cards."
Independent-minded workers who oppose the forced unionization of themselves, their coworkers and the companies they work for would stick out like sore thumbs.
Any workers who refuse to sign the so-called "union authorization cards" would find themselves victims of lies, intimidation, threats, harassment -- and worse -- from union militants.
With well over 90,000 recorded instances of union violence just since 1975, you and I both know union officials will stop at nothing to get a signature . . .
. . . and that means stamping their union label on innocent workers with the heel of a Big Labor militant's boot.
In short, if the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill passes, this outrageous power grab would:
*** Force millions of additional working Americans to pay union dues under the threat of losing their jobs, filling Big Labor coffers with hundreds of millions of forced-dues dollars;
*** Dramatically increase the wasteful work rules, hate-the-boss propaganda, slowdowns and bitter strikes that shut down businesses and destroy jobs, ensuring that even more plants are closed and more jobs are shipped overseas or lost forever;
*** Enable Big Labor to pump even more campaign cash into the coffers of its radical, tax and spend politicians like Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy who in turn will look for even greater ways to increase the union bosses' forced-dues empire.
That's why it's vital you act TODAY and sign the petition to the Congressional leadership!
With the union bosses working feverishly with the Obama administration to pass their agenda, you and I have precious little time to mobilize public opinion against the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill.
You see, the union bosses and their puppets in Congress are well aware that the vast majority of the American people oppose this so-called "Card Check" scheme -- not to mention the rest of the union bosses' forced-dues agenda.
So Big Labor will do everything it can to ram the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill through Congress before the American people have had a chance to have their say.
To put it bluntly, the union bosses believe they can ram their wish list into law before the American people realize what's happening.
We MUST prove them wrong. You and I must act NOW!
The truth of the matter is, if we don't, passage of the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill will just be the tip of the iceberg.
If Big Labor succeeds, President Obama, House Speaker Pelosi, Labor Committee Chairman Ted Kennedy and the rest of the union bosses' puppets in Washington will go on a rampage!
They'll immediately move to federally impose forced unionization on all police and firefighters nationwide, before moving in on teachers, and then all state and local public employees.
And then, they'll go for the brass ring -- Big Labor's ultimate goal -- repeal of Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, wiping out EVERY state Right to Work law in the country!
The National Right to Work Committee has developed a massive plan to stop the union bosses' radical agenda dead in its tracks.
But there's not much time to put it into action!
The good news is, we can stop them, but this fight will not be easy -- or cheap.
Unless you and I pull out all stops -- the union bosses WILL get their way.
That's why, in addition to your signed petitions, I hope you'll agree to make a generous contribution to help stop the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill.
Your generous contribution will help pay for the Committee's massive mail, phone and email program designed to generate petitions from up to twelve million Americans.
That way, you and I can ensure the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate really begin to feel the heat.
Your contribution will also help the Committee launch a full-scale, public-relations campaign nationwide.
The Committee has already prepared hard-hitting television, radio, and newspaper ads calling on targeted Congressmen and Senators to oppose Big Labor's radical agenda.
Not only that, but Committee staff are already scheduling news conferences in key districts and states to draw public attention to the Big Labor nightmare-come-true scheme the union bosses and their allies are plotting in Washington, D.C.
But the Committee needs an immediate and massive influx of dollars to put this plan into action.
If the Committee has the resources to put the full plan into action, we can send a strong message to my colleagues in Washington that the American people will not stand for passage of the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill.
If we can send that message loud and clear, I can tell you the last thing many of my colleagues in Washington, D.C. will want to do is put their reelection hopes at risk!
That's why it's vital you act TODAY! Click here to sign the petition to the Congressional leadership right away.
We're staring head-on at one of the most far-reaching legislative and economic disasters our country has seen in decades -- all brought to us by the AFL-CIO and their puppets in Washington.
Big Labor is banking on you and me to simply leave the political playing field -- just long enough for them to ram through the so-called "Card Check" Bill and every item on their forced-dues wish list.
I'm counting on you to prove them wrong.
Please sign the petition to the Congressional leadership IMMEDIATELY.
And when you do, please consider a generous contribution of $500, $250, $100 or $35 to the Committee.
If you can afford more, by all means, please contribute what you can -- and as much as you can -- to this battle.
Every dollar -- every red cent -- the Committee can put into to defeating the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill will be critical to winning this fight.
Some folks have already given as much as $10,000 to this effort.
But without your help, and the help of hundreds of thousands of opponents of forced unionism all across the country, we simply won't have the funds -- or the numbers -- to make the kind of impact on my colleagues in Washington that will be required to turn the tide on Capitol Hill.
So, please, your generous contribution of $500, $250, $100 or $35 -- or whatever you can afford -- is needed TODAY!
Your signed petition and your generous contribution could help make the difference between winning and losing this battle.
And this is not a battle you and I can afford to lose.
I'm convinced that with the Committee's plan to mobilize Americans against the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill, you and I can stop this bill -- and the rest of Big Labor's agenda -- dead in its tracks.
But we don't have much time.
Please, your signed petition and contribution of $500, $250, $100 or $35 -- or whatever you can -- are needed immediately.
It's vital you act TODAY!
The Hon. Jim DeMint
P.S. Big Labor's Card Check Forced Unionism Bill is at the top of the union-label Congress' to-do list now that Barack Obama and the rest of Big Labor's hand-picked federal government are in power.
That's why there's not a moment to waste!
Please sign the petition demanding the Congressional leadership OPPOSE Big Labor's Card Check Forced Unionism Bill before it's too late.
Please also consider contributing $500, $250, $100, $35, or whatever you can afford, to the National Right to Work Committee -- IMMEDIATELY!
The National Right to Work Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to combating compulsory unionism through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to compulsory unionism and, at the same time, enlist public support for Right to Work legislation. The Committee's mailing address is 8001 Braddock Road, Springfield, Virginia 22160. The Committee can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-325-7892. Its web address is http://nrtwc.org/
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Breaking News Update:
Heroic Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) just vowed to filibuster federal Judge David Hamilton, the bad judge who issued controversial rulings (banning public prayers offered "in Jesus name," and hastening the abortion of unborn children). Sen. Inhofe agrees we should stop Hamilton's nomination to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals,the same court that reversed his liberal, activist, aggressive decisions for many years.
To support Sen. Inhofe, and stop Hamilton, we first need solidarity among any good conservatives or moderates seated on the 19-member Senate Judiciary Comittee, especially Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). Then we need 40 strong Senate votes (including Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE, both Arkansas Senators Pryor and Lincoln, D-AR, both Maine Senators Collins and Snowe, R-ME, and all Senators in either party from southern states), to inhibit the majority cloture vote, and help Sen. Inhofe prevent Hamilton from getting a final floor vote.
We're now the leading national voice against Hamilton, and we're getting results. But the mainstream media is ignoring Hamilton's anti-Christian bias, so would you please help me, by forwarding this email to any TV, radio, print, or blog reporters you know, and asking them to contact me for an interview, through my web-site?
To oppose Hamilton, we've already put in 240,000+ fax petitions to the U.S. Senate, and now we're getting traction, to the horror of many liberal groups (including the National Abortion Rights Action League who is actively campaigning FOR Hamilton). Can you please help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 faxes against Hamilton?
PLEASE SELECT HERE TO SIGN AND WE'LL AUTOMATICALLY FAX YOUR PERSONALIZED PETITION TO ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS, OPPOSING THE ANTI-LIFE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN JUDGE DAVID HAMILTON.
Judge Hamilton is the worst of Obama's 15 new liberal appeals court appointees. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals covers Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois. Since most cases never reach the Supreme Court, the federal appellate circuits often provide the last word on cases affecting life and liberty.
READ THE FACTS:
The Judicial Confirmation Network quickly opposed Hamilton's nomination, stating that "President Obama's first nominee to the federal appeals courts -- specifically the appeals court based in Chicago -- is an ultra-liberal named David Hamilton who is a former fundraiser for ACORN and former leader of the Indiana chapter of the ACLU. He was nominated to the district court bench by President Clinton even though he had no judicial experience and was rated as ‘not qualified' by the American Bar Association ."
Hamilton ruled in 2005 to ban the practice of opening the chamber's business with prayers mentioning Jesus Christ or using terms such as "Savior." He said that amounted to state endorsement of a religion. (But he ruled prayers to "Allah" were perfectly lawful.)
ANTI-JESUS, BUT PRO-ALLAH?
Judge Hamilton wrote: "The injunction orders the Speaker...that the prayers should not use Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal...If those offering prayers in the Indiana House of Representatives choose to use the Arabic 'Allah'...the court sees little risk that the choice of language would advance a particular religion or disparage others.
In other words, Judge Hamilton ruled the words "Jesus" or "Christ" are illegal words, prohibited for public speech, banned by the First Amendment, which somehow prohibits freedom of religious expression, and makes Christian prayers ILLEGAL in a public forum. (What crazy version of the First Amendment is he reading?)
Thank God, we took action in 2007 and provided legal arguments to the Indiana Attorney General who appealed to the 7th Circuit Court and WE WON a 2-1 decision overruling Hamilton, restoring the right to pray "in Jesus name" in Indiana.
PLEASE SELECT HERE TO SIGN AND WE'LL AUTOMATICALLY FAX YOUR PERSONALIZED PETITION TO ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS, OPPOSING THE ANTI-LIFE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN JUDGE DAVID HAMILTON.
ANTI-LIFE BUT PRO-ABORTION?
In 2003, Judge Hamilton struck down part of an Indiana law on abortion. The reasonable law had required abortion clinics to simply give women information about alternatives to abortion in the presence of a physician or nurse, 18 hours before the procedure, until Hamilton ruled to hasten abortions . But thank God, the 7th Circuit Court also reversed Hamilton's bad decision in that case.
If confirmed now Hamilton will sit on that 7th Circuit Court (the same court that frequently overruled him) with terrible power to rule the heartland with his anti-life, anti-liberty, anti-Christian agenda.
WE CAN WIN THIS BATTLE!
We've already sent thousands of faxes to the full Senate, and we're getting results! On April 1st, Senator Orrin Hatch led all Republicans to walk out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in protest against the Democrat "rush job" to confirm Judge Hamilton. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, said he was troubled by Hamilton's ruling against a sectarian prayer to open the Indiana House of Representatives. Even Senator Arlen Specter expressed concern. But will they vote unanimously against Hamilton?
Unfortunately retiring RINO Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) endorsed Hamilton, endangering his own state of Indiana and ruining his own legacy. Lugar's five phone numbers are: Indianapolis (317) 226-5555, Evansville (812) 465-6313, Fort Wayne (260) 422-1505, Valparaiso (219) 548-8035, DC Office (202) 224-4814. Everybody please call all five numbers today, and especially ask your Indiana friends to call Sen. Lugar. You might even call both U.S. Senators from your own state, at 202-225-3121.
But remember, 100 emails = 10 phone calls = 1 fax in political capital, since the Senate staffers must handle each paper and usually write a reply. So please join our automated fax-petition campaign first. Then please forward this email to your Indiana-Illinois-Wisconsin friends, and to all pastors in all 50 states, and select here to download a church flyer that pastors can copy and distribute.
But first, take action right now! I pray you will not hesitate, but sign the petition and WE WILL FAX your petition right away, automatically to all 100 U.S. Senators.
PLEASE SELECT HERE TO SIGN AND WE'LL AUTOMATICALLY FAX YOUR PERSONALIZED PETITION TO ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS, OPPOSING THE ANTI-LIFE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN JUDGE DAVID HAMILTON.
God Bless you, in Jesus' name,
Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt
P.S. Time is urgent! The Senate could vote on Hamilton as early as this coming week. If you click and sign today, we will forward your name immediately. Please don't wait another minute. Life, Liberty, and Jesus are too important to be banned by one extremist judge.
To say my prayer is not to pray,
Unless I mean the words I say,
Unless I think to whom I speak,
And with my heart his favour seek.
Then let me, when I come to pray,
Not only mean the words I say,
But let me strive with earnest care,
To have my heart go with my prayer.
A must read for all Americans! Well worth your time!
Six Boys And Thirteen Hands...
Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation's capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall's trip was especially memorable.
On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history -- that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II.
Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the statue, and as I got closer he asked, 'Where are you guys from?'
I told him that we were from Wisconsin. 'Hey, I'm a cheese head, too! Come gather around, Cheese heads, and I will tell you a story.'
(James Bradley just happened to be in Washington, DC, to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in Washington, DC, but it is quite another to get the kind of insight we received that night.)
When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his words that night.)
'My name is James Bradley and I'm from Antigo, Wisconsin. My dad is on that statue, and I just wrote a book called 'Flags of Our Fathers' which is #5 on the New York Times Best Seller list right now. It is the story of the six boys you see behind me.
'Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were off to play another type of game. A game called 'War.' But it didn't turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don't say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima were 17, 18, and 19 years old - and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about it.
(He pointed to the statue) 'You see this next guy? That's Rene Gagnon from New Hampshire. If you took Rene's helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that helmet, you would find a photograph... a photograph of his girlfriend. Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the battle of Iwo Jima. Boys. Not old men.
'The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank. Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys. They called him the 'old man' because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didn't say, 'Let's go kill some Japanese' or 'Let's die for our country.' He knew he was talking to little boys. Instead he would say, 'You do what I say, and I'll get you home to your mothers.'
'The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona ... Ira Hayes was one who walked off Iwo Jima. He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, 'You're a hero' He told reporters, 'How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off alive?'
So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was taken).
'The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky. A fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, 'Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn't get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows crapped all night.' Yes, he was a fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store. A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother's farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.
'The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews. When Walter Cronkite's producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say 'No, I'm sorry, sir, my dad's not here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is no phone there, sir. No, we don't know when he is coming back.' My dad never fished or even went to Canada. Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his Campbell's soup. But we had to tell the press that he was out fishing. He didn't want to talk to the press.
'You see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn't see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes, 'cause they are in a photo and on a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a caregiver. In Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And when boys died in Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.
'When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, 'I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back.'
'So that's the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo Jima, and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.'
Suddenly, the monument wasn't just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless.
We need to remember that God created this vast and glorious world for us to live in, freely, but also at great sacrifice
Let us never forget from the Revolutionary War to the current War on Terrorism and all the wars in-between that sacrifice was made for our freedom.
Remember to pray praises for this great country of ours and also pray for those still in murderous unrest around the world.
STOP and thank God for being alive and being free at someone else's sacrifice.
God Bless You and God Bless America.
REMINDER: Everyday that you can wake up free, it's going to be a great day.
Great story - worth your time - worth every American's time
A Tale of Two NSA WireTaps of Congressmen: NSA Goes After Israel's (& U.S.) Allies in Congress, But not Islamic Terrorism's
By Debbie Schlussel
Much has been made by anti-Semites, Israel haters, and, sadly, some conservatives, about the story that broke this week, alleging that Congresswoman Jane Harman was overheard in an NSA wiretap promising a quid pro quo involving helping two pro-Israel lobbyists under indictment.
But it's interesting how they quickly took the bait of the Harman story without questioning why it's coming out now at the time the trumped up charges against the two men are about to be dropped after being exposed as baseless and tenuous for two years.
I also find it incredibly interesting, since as I reported to you last week, the NSA planned to wiretap a Congressman who had contacts with an Islamic terrorists in the Mid-East. None of the conservatives concerned about Harman--Michelle Malkin, the squishy and confused Ed Morrissey (friend of Pan-Islamist Grover Norquist), and others--cared (or wrote) a lick about that story.
Congresswoman Jane Harman
And they didn't seem to care about the double standard. While the NSA wanted to wiretap the Congressman who had contacts with a terrorist while in the Middle East, they nixed it because they thought it wouldn't go over to wiretap a U.S. Congressman. How very interesting, then, that they had no such reservations when the Congressman was talking to suspected agents of Israel (rumored to be producer and billionaire Haim Saban--who is actually very left-wing on Israel, so hard to see how he's an "Israeli agent"), our ally, instead of an Islamic terrorist bent on our destruction.
[I]n one previously undisclosed episode, the N.S.A. tried to wiretap a member of Congress without a warrant, an intelligence official with direct knowledge of the matter said.
The agency believed that the congressman, whose identity could not be determined, was in contact - as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East in 2005 or 2006 - with an extremist who had possible terrorist ties and was already under surveillance, the official said. The agency then sought to eavesdrop on the congressman's conversations, the official said.
The official said the plan was ultimately blocked because of concerns from some intelligence officials about using the N.S.A., without court oversight, to spy on a member of Congress.
Yes, the NSA had court approval to wiretap Harman . . . because the NSA sought it. Why didn't the NSA seek court approval on the pan-Islamist Member of Congress? Why the double standard?
And the targets of the Harman transcript release are interesting, too. The target isn't just Harman. Keith Weissman and Steve Rosen--the two men under indictment, former employees of pro-Israel lobby AIPAC--were entrapped at the direction of David W. Szady, head of counterintelligence for the FBI from 2001 to 2006. Szady, well known as an Islamo-sympathizing, anti-Semitic FBI agent, was intent on exposing Israel in a negative light. He dreamed up the whole scheme, using Weissman and Rosen, to show "balance" to his Islamic world buddies--to show that America was not just going after them (as if America has gone after much of them at all). The FBI honcho also had a vendetta to settle because he was upset that Israel was cooperating with the NYPD in counterterrorism investigations that led to NYPD arrests of terrorist in New York--arrests that showed up the incompetent FBI and its floundering counterterrorism efforts.
But you won't read anything about that in the writings of the conservative bloggers and others who gush over this story as a "gotcha Israel spies" item.
In fact, the trumped up "espionage" charges against Weissman and Rosen began to fall apart from almost the moment they started. The men showed Israeli contacts documents they and a pro-Israel counter-jihadist employee of the Pentagon were given about Iranian nuclear capabilities. The men were never told that they could not show them to third parties, and frankly, the documents contained information the U.S. government was required to show Israel, under mutual agreements between the two countries. The Pentagon employee, Lawrence Franklin, was also entrapped because he was one of the few in the Pentagon who actually got it on jihad and the Iranian threat, one of the few who was known to be pro-Israel. This was a "kill three birds with one stone" operation. A brilliant man with several graduate degrees and expertise on the Middle East, Franklin has been reduced to serving as a car parking valet at night.
And though the alleged transcript--which reports claim shows Harman promising to ask the Justice department for leniency for Rosen and Weissman--has yet to surface, reporters and bloggers are slobbering over the allegations, repeating them as fact.
In fact, Rosen and Weissman didn't need Harman's calls for "leniency." They never committed espionage and even the federal judge on the case sees it as a frame-up job. The judge has asked the Justice Department why the case should continue, and there is every indication the Department will soon drop this witch-hunt. The release of this transcript from two years ago was done deliberately to hurt Rosen and Weissman and their chance at a chance at real justice after two years of persecution. There is no evidence that Harman ever followed through on helping their case or ever contacted the Justice Department on their behalf. But the release of the transcript was designed to put them (and Israel) forever under suspicion that the charges in their case were not dropped because they are baseless but because of bribery of a U.S. Congresswoman.
That's not to mention the fact that Jane Harman was far more hawkish than most Democrats, a reason Nancy Pelosi didn't pick her for Intelligence Committee Chairman. Harman supported the NSA wiretaps. She was hawkish against Islamofascism. And she strongly supported Israel. But why should conservative bloggers who claim to support these things care, when they can easily savage this Democrat and Israel a spying, bribing enemy in one fell swoop?
Is it too much to ask for a little critical thinking in this matter? Apparently it is. Because those who deign themselves to be reasonable, critical thinkers and spokespeople for the right did absolutely no critical thinking--in fact, no thought at all--as they jumped on the Harman allegations and trumpeted them around.
AHA! Gotcha, Israel. Gotcha, Democrat Jane Harman. No biggie that Harman was one of the biggest national security hawks on the Democrat side of the aisle. Some--too many--on the right refuse to look at even the boldest nuance as they wish to paint the broad brush against every single Democrat, no matter how trumped up and baiting the story is.
Old Age, I decided, is a gift
I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother!), but I don’t agonize over those things for long.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I’ve aged, I’ve become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend.
I don’t chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn’t need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?
I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .. I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don’t question myself anymore. I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.
I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)
"The e-mail Bag"
GOD LIVES UNDER THE BED
I envy Kevin. My brother Kevin thinks God lives under his bed. At least that's what I heard him say one night.
He was praying out loud in his dark bedroom, and I stopped to listen, 'Are you there, God?' he said. 'Where are you? Oh, I see. Under the bed...'
I giggled softly and tiptoed off to my own room. Kevin's unique perspectives are often a source of amusement. But that night something else lingered long after the humor. I realized for the first time the very different world Kevin lives in.
He was born 30 years ago, mentally disabled as a result of difficulties during labor. Apart from his size (he's 6-foot-2), there are few ways in which he is an adult.
He reasons and communicates with the capabilities of a 7-year-old, and he always will. He will probably always believe that airplanes stay up in the sky because angels carry them.
I remember wondering if Kevin realizes he is different. Is he ever dissatisfied with his monotonous life?
Up before dawn each day, off to work at a workshop for the disabled, home to walk our cocker spaniel, return to eat his favorite macaroni-and-cheese for dinner, and later to bed.
The only variation in the entire scheme is laundry, when he hovers excitedly over the washing machine like a mother with her newborn child.
He does not seem dissatisfied.
He lopes out to the bus every morning at 7:05, eager for a day of simple work.
He wrings his hands excitedly while the water boils on the stove before dinner, and he stays up late twice a week to gather our dirty laundry for his next day's laundry chores.
And Saturdays-oh, the bliss of Saturdays! That's the day my Dad takes Kevin to the airport to have a soft drink, watch the planes land, and speculate loudly on the destination of each passenger inside. 'That one's goin' to Chi-car-go! ' Kevin shouts as he claps his hands.
His anticipation is so great he can hardly sleep on Friday nights.
And so goes his world of daily rituals and weekend field trips.
He doesn't know what it means to be discontent.
His life is simple.
He will never know the entanglements of wealth of power, and he does not care what brand of clothing he wears or what kind of food he eats. His needs have always been met, and he never worries that one day they may not be.
His hands are diligent. Kevin is never so happy as when he is working. When he unloads the dishwasher or vacuums the carpet, his heart is completely in it.
He does not shrink from a job when it is begun, and he does not leave a job until it is finished. But when his tasks are done, Kevin knows how to relax.
He is not obsessed with his work or the work of others His heart is pure.
He still believes everyone tells the truth, promises must be kept, and when you are wrong, you apologize instead of argue.
Free from pride and unconcerned with appearances, Kevin is not afraid to cry when he is hurt, angry or sorry. He is always transparent, always sincere. And he trusts God.
Not confined by intellectual reasoning, when he comes to Christ, he comes as a child. Kevin seems to know God - to really be friends with Him in a way that is difficult for an 'educated' person to grasp. God seems like his closest companion.
In my moments of doubt and frustrations with my Christianity I envy the security Kevin has in his simple faith.
It is then that I am most willing to admit that he has some divine knowledge that rises above my mortal questions.
It is then I realize that perhaps he is not the one with the handicap . I am. My obligations, my fear, my pride, my circumstances - they all become disabilities when I do not trust them to God's care.
Who knows if Kevin comprehends things I can never learn? After all, he has spent his whole life in that kind of innocence, praying after dark and soaking up the goodness and love of God.
And one day, when the mysteries of heaven are opened, and we are all amazed at how close God really is to our hearts, I'll realize that God heard the simple prayers of a boy who believed that God lived under his bed.
Kevin won't be surprised at all!
When you read this, say a prayer. That's all you have to do. This is powerful.
Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot of rewards.
What REALLY happened......from Obama!
Wait a minute now, I didn't authorize ATTACKS on the Pirates,
I authorized A TAX on the pirates!
Monday, April 27, 2009
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You need to believe that walking the talk matters and, most importantly, you need to believe that you can make a difference. -- Eric Harvey
"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
Who Me? Jealous? Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him (1 Sam. 18:8). My friend, quit comparing and start using what you have been given.
"If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness." (1 John 1:9)
"The Patriot Post"
"People are tired of wasteful government programs and welfare chiselers, and they're angry about the constant spiral of taxes and government regulations, arrogant bureaucrats, and public officials who think all of mankind's problems can be solved by throwing the taxpayers' dollars at them." ++ "Government can't tax things like businesses or corporations, it can only tax people. When it says it's going to 'make business pay,' it is really saying it is going to make business help it collect taxes." ++ "We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much." ++ "Our tax policy is engineered by people who view tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure." ++ "Raising taxes will slow economic growth, reduce production, and destroy future jobs, making it more difficult for those without jobs to find them and more likely that those who now have jobs could lose them." ++ "My friends, history is clear: Lower tax rates mean greater freedom, and whenever we lower the tax rates, our entire nation is better off." -- Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
"I say let's have Election Day on tax day. Let's get what we're paying for. Sign the check -- for the full amount -- and write in your preferred candidates on the back of the same check. Abracadabra ... smaller government, here we come." -- columnist Jonah Goldberg
"Rampant redistribution of wealth by government is now the norm. So is this: It inflames government's natural rapaciousness and subverts the rule of law." -- columnist George Will
"Inflation also means that all the talk about how higher taxes will be confined to 'the rich' is nonsense. Inflation is a hidden tax that takes away the value of money held by everyone at every income level." -- economist Thomas Sowell
"[W]e need to return to a taxation system similar to the one established by our Founding Fathers. They did not penalize productivity through taxes the way we do today. They had no Internal Revenue Service. They believed in minimal taxation." -- columnist Chuck Norris
ADF Alliance Alert
ADF continues in an effort to protect our Judeo-Christian values in the Judiciary.
Last Updated: Friday, April 24, 2009 4:07 PM PDT
Churches that staged protest wait for IRS response
Billings Gazette (AP):
Nearly seven months after defying a prohibition on endorsing candidates from the pulpit, 33 churches across the country are still waiting to learn whether the Internal Revenue Service will take action against them . . .
Stanley, the ADF’s attorney, said the organization will continue its protests as long as necessary, holding annual Pulpit Freedom Sundays every year ahead of federal, state or local elections. If the IRS does not take action against future protests, he said, pastors will learn the regulation can be safely ignored.
Visit: ADF Pulpit Initiative
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Tagged as ADF Pulpit Initiative, Alliance Defense Fund, Erik Stanley, Religious Freedom
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Miss California loses for supporting marriage between a man and woman - We must remember it is Donald Trump who owns the Miss USA Pageant. Mr. Trump purchased the Miss USA Pageant in 1996, and has continued it to, and including the current pageant. How could two (2) of these twelve (12) discriminating Judges end up being open homosexuals? How could it be that Miss California, Carrie Prejean, a student at San Diego Christian University, be asked a question on values and ethics? The Judge knew of Ms. Prejean's attendance at the San Diego Christian University. Was the question a set-up? We must hold Donald Trump responsible. The buck stops at Donald Trump's door, and on his watch. What did he know and when did he know it? Donald Trump may be a billionaire. Supporting and employing open homosexuals who discriminates and/or votes against anyone who practices and supports Judeo-Christianity is on the wrong side. Has Donald Trump's morality fell to the bottom of the ocean; that is where fish manure ends? Miss California, Carrie Prejean, is to be commended for standing tall for our Judeo-Christian values. - oyh
Christian Science Monitor: “Well I think its great that Americans are able to choose one or the other,” she said. “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.”
The Week: Perez Hilton vs. Miss California
“Good for Miss California,” said Johnny Franks in The Chattanoogan. She was asked a loaded question by an openly gay judge, and held to her morals when it would have been so easy to “sacrifice them for the crown.” Shame on everybody who booed her—“since when do we live in a pink Nazi society that sensors free speech.”
More coverage on Google News.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
by David Wilkerson
No one on earth can place you in ministry. You may be given a diploma by a seminary, ordained by a bishop, or commissioned by a denomination. But the apostle Paul reveals the only source of any true call to ministry: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry” (1 Timothy 1:12).
What does Paul mean here when he says Jesus enabled him and counted him faithful? Think back to the apostle’s conversion. Three days after that event, Christ placed Paul in the ministry—specifically, the ministry of suffering: “For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake” (Acts 9:16). This is the very ministry Paul refers to when he says, “Therefore seeing we have this ministry…” (2 Corinthians 4:1). He continues, adding, “…as we have received mercy, we faint not.” He’s talking about the ministry of suffering. And he makes clear it is a ministry that we all have.
Paul is telling us Jesus gave him a promise for this ministry. Christ pledged to remain faithful to him and enable him through all his trials. The Greek word for enabled means “a continual supply of strength.” Paul declares, “Jesus promised to give me more than sufficient strength for the journey. He enables me to remain faithful in this ministry. Because of him, I won’t faint or give in. I’ll emerge with a testimony.”
A transfiguration is taking place in all our lives. The truth is, we’re being changed by what obsesses us. We’re becoming like the things that occupy our minds. Our character is being influenced and impacted by whatever has hold of our hearts.
I thank God for everyone who feeds his mind and soul with spiritual things. Such servants have fixed their eyes on what is pure and holy. They keep their gaze fixed on Christ, spending quality time worshipping him and building themselves up in faith. The Holy Spirit is at work in these saints, continually changing their character in Christ’s. These believers will be ready for the hard, explosive sufferings to come. Slothful, lazy, prayerless believers will suffer heart failure or breakdowns. They’ll be crushed by their fears, because they don’t have the Holy Spirit at work in them, transfiguring them. When the hard times come, they simply won’t make it.
Here is Paul’s final word on the matter: “Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: but in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments…. As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich” (2 Corinthians 6:3–5, 10). How do we “make many rich”? By outshining the hope of Christ in the midst of our sufferings. We offer true riches when we cause others to ask, “What’s his secret? Where does he find such peace?”
(Actual letter from an Iowa resident and sent to his senator)
The Honorable Tom Harkin
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Phone (202) 224 3254
Washington DC , 20510
Dear Senator Harkin,
As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.
My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill, which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.
Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.
Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.
Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as 'in-state' tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.
Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver's license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.
If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your assistance.
Your Loyal Constituent ,
Burlington , IA
Get your Forms (NOW)!! Call your Internal Revenue Service 1-800-289-1040.
The Heaviest Element Known To Science
Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that
would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.
When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
Gene Autry's Code of Honor
A cowboy never takes unfair advantage - even of an enemy.
A cowboy never betrays a trust. He never goes back on his word.
A cowboy always tells the truth.
A cowboy is kind and gentle to small children, old folks, and animals.
A cowboy is free from racial and religious intolerances.
A cowboy is always helpful when someone is in trouble.
A cowboy is always a good worker.
A cowboy respects womanhood, his parents and his nation's laws.
A cowboy is clean about his person in thought, word, and deed.
A cowboy is a Patriot.
"The e-mail Bag"
An Angel Walked The Beat Last Night
A drunk man in an Oldsmobile
They said had run the light
That caused the six-car pileup
On 109 that night.
When broken bodies lay about
And blood was everywhere,
The sirens screamed out eulogies,
For death was in the air.
A mother, trapped inside her car,
Was heard above the noise;
Her plaintive plea near split the air:
Oh, God, please spare my boys!
She fought to loose her pinned hands;
She struggled to get free,
But mangled metal held her fast
In grim captivity.
Her frightened eyes then focused
On where the back seat once had been,
But all she saw was broken glass and
Two children's seats crushed in.
Her twins were nowhere to be seen;
She did not hear them cry,
And then she prayed they'd been thrown free,
Oh, God, don't let them die!
Then firemen came and cut her loose,
But when they searched the back,
They found therein no little boys,
But the seat belts were intact.
They thought the woman had gone mad
And was traveling alone,
But when they turned to question her,
They discovered she was gone.
Policemen saw her running wild
And screaming above the noise
In beseeching supplication,
Please help me find my boys!
They're four years old and wear blue shirts;
Their jeans are blue to match.
One cop spoke up, they're in my car,
And they don't have a scratch.
They said their daddy put them there
And gave them each a cone,
Then told them both to wait for Mom
To come and take them home.
I've searched the area high and low,
But I can't find their dad..
He must have fled the scene,
I guess, and that is very bad.
The mother hugged the twins and said,
While wiping at a tear,
He could not flee the scene, you see,
For he's been dead a year.
The cop just looked confused and asked,
Now, how can that be true?
The boys said, Mommy, Daddy came
And left a kiss for you.
He told us not to worry.
And that you would be all right,
And then he put us in this car with
The pretty, flashing light.
We wanted him to stay with us,
Because we miss him so,
But Mommy, he just hugged us tight
And said he had to go.
He said someday we'd understand
And told us not to fuss,
And he said to tell you, Mommy,
He's watching over us.
The mother knew without a doubt
That what they spoke was true,
For she recalled their dad's last words,
I will watch over you.
The firemen's notes could not explain
The twisted, mangled car,
And how the three of them escaped
Without a single scar.
But on the cop's report was scribed,
In print so very fine,
An angel walked the beat tonight
on Highway 109.
THE YEAR 1908
This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
The year is 1908.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1908:
The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.
The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Lye soap, Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea Hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
( Shocking? DUH! )
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A.!
Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and sent it to you and others all over Canada & U.S.A Possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years..
IT'S MIND BOGGLING!