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Daily Archives: 12/02/2012
post from YouTube titled: Rep. Kelly’s Statement During Education and Workforce Committee Markup
[This was posted in June 2011. What Rep. Kelly has to say still makes sense. We all should review this past information before making a sound judgment of voting for our next president.]
post found on YouTube titled GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich sharply criticized [the puppet] over his planned town hall at Walt Disney World in Florida. (Jan. 19)
[A funny thing this is. You may look at this video with criticizing eyes towards Gingrich, but I look at as another way the puppet wastes tax-payer dollars. When we had the oil spill down here, he completely shut down the cleanup when he visited as well as had six helicopters to escort him. Isn’t anyone tired of this elected person pretending to be a king?]
“…the [puppet] would courageously hold an invitation only town hall meeting on main street in Disney World at the Magic Kingdom for which they are closing half of the Magic Kingdom for which I apologized to all the people who for months of planning to take their children and go to the Magic Kingdom. But after all, who are they compared to [the puppet]?….”
This is a real commercial from a local gun store in Texas. Gotta love the South!
A recent radio ad from Keller’s Riverside Store located on the beautiful Llano River in the heart of Texas.
post by Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News
[This interview was done back in April 2011, but I think it is still important today especially since we are in election year. It pays for us to remember the past in order to correct the future. Take a long at past post on this blog and please don’t forget what the puppet has done. Don’t let his campaign antics sway you because it looks “good” today.]
Ahead of next year’s presidential election, the White House has launched a concerted effort to leap over national media and reach out to local journalists in hopes of receiving more favorable coverage. But that effort may have backfired a bit yesterday, when [the puppet] was caught on camera testily reprimanding a Texas reporter for apparently not giving him sufficient time to answer questions.
“Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?” [the puppet] told Brad Watson, a reporter with Belo TV, which owns several Texas TV stations including Dallas’s WFAA and San Antonio’s KENS. The interview, one of four [the puppet] conducted with local TV reporters Monday, had already been a bit heated by that moment.
“Why do you think you’re so unpopular in Texas?” Watson asked [the puppet], at one point.
[The puppet] replied by acknowledging that Texas had long been a “pretty Republican state,” but he implied that the politics there were changing, adding that he’d only lost by a “few percentage points” in 2008. But that statement, as Watson noted, wasn’t exactly true. [The puppet] actually lost Texas to John McCain by 11 points during the last campaign—as the reporter pointed out.
“If what you are telling me is Texas is a conservative state, you’re absolutely right,” [the puppet] replied, unsmiling.
You can watch the full interview here: http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/24955923
The interview went down from there, as Watson pressed [the puppet] on a major local issue in Texas—NASA’s decision not to locate one of the retiring Space Shuttle fleet in the state. “The White House has nothing to do with it,” [the puppet] insisted.
When Watson suggested the [puppet] administration had sent the orbiters to states pivotal to his re-election, the president became visibly irritated. “I just said that was wrong,” he said. “I just said that wasn’t true.”
As for his re-election, [the puppet] insisted he plans to campaign in Texas. “I never write off any states,” [the puppet] declared. “I love Texas.”
- I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
- Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
- I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
- There is great need for a sarcasm font.
- How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
- Was learning cursive really necessary?
- Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
- I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
- Bad decisions make good stories.
- You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
- Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
- I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
- I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
- I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
- I wish Google Maps had an Avoid Ghetto routing option.
- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
- How many times is it appropriate to say What? before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?
- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
- Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
- Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
- Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and pinning the tail on the donkey—but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
- The first testicular guard, the Cup, was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.
- Ladies…..Quit Laughing.
Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.
John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once.
Visualizing the family needs, she said, “Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.”
John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family.
The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, “Do you have a grocery list?”
Louise replied, “Yes sir.”
“O..K”,” he said, “put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.”
Louise hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.
The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, “I can’t believe it.” The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.
It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said, “Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.”
The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence.
Louise thanked him and left the store.
The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said, “It was worth every penny of it. Only God† knows how much a prayer weighs.”
post from David Zanotti, President & CEO, The American Policy Roundtable
[I think Mr. Zanotti is right. We can’t forget God†is on our side. We can’t forget that by standing together, we can make a difference. And we can’t forget that our founding fathers gave us tools to keep our freedoms. We have to make a stand to keep all that was giving to us. Remember the old saying: Freedom isn’t Free!]
Are you afraid? Do you get scared when you look around and see what is happening in America? I do. Maybe presenting some bullet-proof identity would fit better in today’s media-image driven world. Maybe a person of faith shouldn’t be so honest but I’ll tell you plain— sometimes what I see happening and what I see not happening scares me all the same.
The great news is the Bible is filled with constant admonitions that none of us should be afraid. We can’t live in fear, fretting, or worry. (See Psalm 37, Psalm 73 and Matthew 6). There is a good reason we should not be afraid. We are not alone. God† has not abandoned this world, this country, and this very hour. I know the popular culture has taught us that God† left the planet a long time ago and doesn’t really care that much. That is just not true. Here is what He says in His Word in just a few reminders:
- “The Lord† works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” Psalm 103:6
- “The Lord† has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom rules over all.” Psalm 103:19
- “My Father is always at His work, to this very day and I too am working.” John 5:7
God† has not left the planet. He is here, He sees, He cares and He has a continued plan and a role for all of us to play. And He cares about the struggle between good and evil right here in daily culture. Yes, He cares about the daily commutes on the freeways and subways. Yes, He sees what happens on Main Street and Wall Street. Yes, He cares about who we elect to public office, and yes, He does see what happens in the NFL. (But let’s not go there right now.)
So let’s get a few things on the table right at the beginning of 2012. First, there is a LOT of baloney going around regarding the Presidential Election. The biggest scam going on in the media to date is the under-reporting on the actual delegate vote counts in the Republican Primary. No one, including FOX is giving you the real score. We are at aproundtable.org. Just check out our latest blogs for the true story.
Next, let’s get this straight: ONE MAN cannot fix America, nor can ONE MAN destroy this nation—unless the majority of us permit that to happen. We have been given the tools of a constitutional republic to keep any ONE MAN from dictating reality for America. So we are going to say it now and until our lips fall off—please America, please thinking people—focus on who gets elected to Congress this year. That is the only way to make certain our worst fears do not become reality. Right thinking leaders in Congress with well-constructed worldviews can make all the difference. And they will if we elect them to office and not get off track.
Next, we have to get our eyes on the truth—not on the personalities and the horse races. The issues facing this nation are huge. Health care alone is a matter of life and death for all of us. This election is the best chance we will ever have to save lives from the inevitable destruction of the plan Congress passed but no one read. This is the issue that matters most. There are others that matter a lot, like the national debt, financial collapse, radical Islamic terrorism, religious liberty and more. But if we lose the opportunity to fix health care—people are going to start dying, and fast. Scary—but not a good enough reason to be afraid. God† sees, He knows, He cares and He is looking for those who are looking for Him. (2 Chronicles16:9).
So—here’s the plan:
- Stay focused first on Him† because He cares more than we do.
- Keep our efforts on the critical issues.
- Keep our priority on building true leaders to serve in Congress and more.
- Use every legal tool at our disposal.
- Give every dollar we possibly can toward these objectives.
All of that starts at aproundtable.org. There you’ll find your partners working every single day to get this message out to the nation. Together we are reaching more people than ever before. This is our first call for financial help of 2012. The sand is falling through the hourglass. We have not one minute to waste. Every dollar you give goes straight into the field and is truly needed right now. Remember, your giving here is fully tax-deductible and you can give unlimited personal, corporate, and foundation checks right here. Every dollar counts. We need your help today. Thanks.
Defy the fear. Do the right thing today. You are not alone.
post by Madeleine Morgenstern, TheBlaze, 12 Feb 12
[I finally come across a story worth posting. I flew my Confederate Flag until the colors faded completed—currently waiting for a new one. I'm a Veteran of the U. S. Army. My father has his flying high. He's a Veteran of the U. S. Navy. I'm impressed when I see people express how they really feel about the state of our union by flying this honorable flag. Mr. Hansen is correct about what the Confederate Flag stands for "sovereignty, individual rights and individual liberty." It does. Read my homepage. The Confederate Flag is an honorable flag—the Southern War Flag. If you didn't know it, under this flag marched the first Black American Officer Regiment. They fought for the South. This, and other historical points, tell me the Civil War wasn't fought because of slavery but because the North wanted to maintain their control over us. Why? Because we have the necessities they needed and still need: food, oil, gas, seafood, just to name a few. The stigma that's been placed on our flag comes from the North. The South wanted "sovereignty, individual rights and individual liberty." They knew then that if this country continued to allow the federal government to decide what people could and couldn't do then we would end up like we are today. The South tried to prevent the state we're in. SIDE BAR: If you still think the Civil War was about slavery then ask yourself why the White House continued to own slaves as well as Gen. Grant (who refused to give his up) during the war. Also, ask yourself why Southern black Americans still today work the land their ancestors did? Ask yourself why the Oak Alley Plantation owner at the time of the Civil War took his slaves to Texas so the Northern troops wouldn't kill them? Ask yourself why today's black Americans hold in so much anger? I would be angry too if the federal government promised me something if I abandoned my Southern homes, (it turned from asking to forcing) then I was left out on the street with nothing. Ask yourself why many Southern plantation owners gave money and their names to their "slaves" because they were forced to "release" them? If I had a slave that I hated because of the color of their skin, I don't think I would have allowed them to help bring my babies into this world, let alone raise them for me! Just a last minute note: Many farming techniques still used today came directly from a "slave" to help his "owner" prosper! Mr. Hansen, you've impressed me the most. A Northern flying our flag. Thank you. Please, keep strong and maintain your Freedom of Speech because soon that Confederate War Flag may rise again, and this time around, she won't loss!]
A Minnesota city councilman has a Confederate Flag hanging outside his home and says he’s not taking it down, no matter what people say.
“It’s my house,” West St. Paul Councilman Ed Hansen told the Pioneer Press. “What’s the problem?”
Plenty, according to the city’s mayor, John Zanmiller. The flag, visible from a busy avenue and to visitors at a nearby park, also has the word redneck written across it. “I don’t like it,” Zanmiller said. “Do I wish the flag wasn’t there? Yes.”
While the mayor acknowledged he is not aware of any complaints made to the city, he reached out to Hansen on Friday about taking it down. Hansen declined, and Zanmiller acknowledged the decision is ultimately Hansen’s.
Hansen, a first-term councilman elected in 2010, told the Pioneer Press he put the flag outside his house over the summer to no complaints. He said being an elected official should not matter one way or another. “It represents sovereignty, individual rights and individual liberty,” he told the newspaper. “It’s my free speech, and that’s my choice.” He dismissed any racist connotation the flag carries. “I’m not a racist, and I don’t think it’s racist,” he said. “People like to play the race card, though, when they don’t get their way.” [I couldn't have said it better myself!]
Jay Brunn, a developer who’s building a house next to Hansen’s, claimed the flag caused one prospective buyer to shy away.
When informed of that, Hansen told the Pioneer Press—“Good. I don’t want him for a neighbor then. If people choose to be ignorant, that’s their own fault. They should study history. It represents true sovereignty.” [Well said!]