September 26, 2014

  • Thank God for British Prime Ministers who are fearless is speaking clearly….

    Thankfully, the English PM Cameron continues to model the kind of leadership we need in our country. Cameron said last week:

    The threat we face today comes from the poisonous narrative of Islamist extremism. The terrorist threat was not created by the Iraq war ten years ago. It existed even before the horrific attacks on 9/11. This threat cannot be solved simply by dealing with the perceived grievances over Western foreign policy. We cannot appease this ideology. We have to confront it at home and abroad.

    Even the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something:

    I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,’ Fabius told a radio interviewer Tuesday in France,’ but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.

    In the Great Fire of Rome, historians—both ancient and modern—are unsure who caused this great conflagration. Some historians think that Emperor Nero instigated it and he fiddled, as Rome burned. Some blame the Christians because Nero persecuted them. In any event, some day historians may make a similar analogy about a morally confused President, who preferred to play golf and conduct Democratic fundraisers rather than defend his people when they needed him the most.

    I find that I keep asking the question….
    Does this president WANT to stop the evil that is taking place, or is it all part of the proving ground leading up to his end goal?

    Open borders with Mexico is viewed as a golden opportunity to create numerous attacks that could threaten the American homeland. If the President was really concerned about the border, he would close it up as soon as possible to minimize this threat from ever occurring.
    ISIS can easily hire Mexican drug cartel terrorists to attack the country’s electrical grid. Were this to occur, there would be a paralysis that could result in tens of millions of people dying because of the collapse of our country’s infrastructure. An EMP bomb could easily lead to the death of 270 million Americans and take years to reconstruct.

    The inclusion of Muslim Brotherhood leaders like Mohammed Elibary in Obama’s Department of Homeland Security is troubling. This is a man who considered the late Ayatollah Khomeini as a “great Islamic leader” and even praised the emergence of a new Muslim caliphate taking place in Iraq on June 13 in his Twitter log, and in other places, clearly shows that either Obama’s judgment is severely impaired, or that he is identifying with the Jihadist agenda in its effort to unite the Muslim world. Either scenario ought to make each of us cringe.

September 25, 2014

  • HAHAHA – and yet, not funny… :-/

    Moral confusion in the White House

    Moral confusion in the white house

  • leaving for other pastures…

    I am going to miss my magnolia…
    the magnolia’s all around the property…
    and the maple… whose leaves are the first to turn golden each autumn…
    and the golden rod… really ragweed… yes, even that is pretty in the autumn
    and the buttercups, the pond, the gators, the turtles, the sounds of the marsh
    I will miss this all because I must leave.
    Will I find new things to treasure where I go?

    There are things here that I won’t miss as well,
    but I will miss the memory of first friendships made when I arrived
    how good things looked then, how welcoming.
    Bob, and Jimmy, even David, and Linda, then Sharon and Irene, and Pam, and even Hanna… Trina and Jackie and Patrick.
    This place has touched me, and I hate losing things that have come to matter.
    I am not one to easily leave one pasture in search of another.
    I believe in the nurture of the pasture where you already are.

September 24, 2014

  • “We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with.” – RP

  • Unknown answers to questions….

    Inspired by Aloysius son….

    I have always wondered how the ice for the ice box was produced.
    (not our modern day refrigerators, but those big blocks of ice
    that used to be delivered…. somehow without melting, to put in the ice boxes of old)

    I’ll also never understand how gecko’s and anoles can climb walls… (and no, they don’t have sticky feet…
    it has something to do with energy, which I just don’t understand)

    What things have you always wondered about?

September 23, 2014

  • Just got done watching, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    I’d like to seek a friend for the end.

  • shivering    It was shockingly cool when I stepped outside today.
    I actually have to keep the windows closed, to keep the house warm.  surprised smiley

September 22, 2014

  • 1st day of autumn … Harvest

    autumn leaves

  • approaching the winter of my discontent…

    I’m feeling very discontent.

    Now is the winter of our discontent
    Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
    And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house
    In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
    Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
    Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
    Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
    Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
    Grim-visaged war hath smooth’d his wrinkled front;
    And now, instead of mounting barded steeds
    To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
    He capers nimbly in a lady’s chamber
    To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
    But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
    Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
    I, that am rudely stamp’d, and want love’s majesty
    To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
    I, that am curtail’d of this fair proportion,
    Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
    Deformed, unfinish’d, sent before my time
    Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,
    And that so lamely and unfashionable
    That dogs bark at me as I halt by them;
    Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,
    Have no delight to pass away the time,
    Unless to spy my shadow in the sun
    – Shakespeare
    (one day victory?)

    “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
    ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

    “To be alive at all is to have scars. ”
    ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

    “Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?”
    ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

    “So many old and lovely things are stored in the world’s attic because we don’t want them around us and we don’t dare throw them out.”
    ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

    “You know most people live ninety per cent in the past, seven per cent in the present, and that only leaves them three per cent for the future.”
    ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

    “Only God sees the sparrow fall, but even God doesn’t do anything about it.”
    ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
    (boy that one’s really sobering :-( )

    “…intentions, good or bad, are not enough. There’s luck or fate or something else that takes over…”
    ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

  • “Weeds – flowers whose virtues have never been discovered.”

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