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Archive for 11 December 2009
It doesn’t matter what the American people say, or do, they just keep right on giving us the shaft. I do believe it’s past time to give it back!
H/T: Big Government
I missed sundown. Was off doing something I’d rather not have been, but that’s neither here nor there.
A little history:
Chanukah — the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of Kislev 25 — celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality.
More than twenty-one centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who sought to forcefully Hellenize the people of Israel. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G-d.
When they sought to light the Temple’s menorah, they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks; miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.
To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah. At the heart of the festival is the nightly menorah lighting: a single flame on the first night, two on the second evening, and so on till the eighth night of Chanukah, when all eight lights are kindled.
While, in the large scheme of things, Christians aren’t considered Jewish, in our history, we are. Jesus was brought up in the Jewish faith. The first followers were Jewish. These Jewish apostles went out into the known world, and shared the Word.
Now, I realize there are some people who have major issues with their Christian roots being in the Jewish faith, but I’m not one of them. So, to my Jewish “cousins”…..
These are Christmas Trees
These are NOT Holiday Trees
They are not Hanukkah bushes
They are not Allah plants
They are Christmas trees.
CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas
Yes CHRISTmas -not Holiday
We are not celebrating the birth of a Holiday!!!
We are Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ!!!
So I would like to say to each and everyone of you
Have a Very Merry CHRISTMAS and may GOD BLESS each and every one of you!!!
Shared by Mr Ol’ Broad via Polly.
The 10 Democratic senators who crafted a healthcare compromise are keeping its details a secret, says Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Friday.
Responding to a complaint by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that Republicans haven’t been told what’s in the new bill, Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, responded that he’s in the same position.
“I would say to the senator from Arizona that I’m in the dark almost as much as he is. And I’m in the leadership,” Durbin said on the Senate floor.
Transparency? Ethical congress? Grand words/ideas not put into practice.
Gene Barry, who played the well-dressed man of action in the television series “Bat Masterson,” “Burke’s Law” and “The Name of the Game,” has died at age 90 of unknown causes, his son said.
I don’t mean to be rude here, but the man was 90 years old. What do you mean ‘unknown causes’???
A high-ranking Al Qaeda figure reportedly was killed Thursday in a U.S. drone aircraft attack in north Pakistan.
The attack, first reported by NBC News, was officially denied by Pakistani officials, though sources told Fox News that neither Usama bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri were among those killed.
Well crap! However…..
…….stay in that box!
Eat less meat and dairy: official recipe to help health of consumers – and the planet
Shrinking of food and drink industry likely, says report
The first official recommendations for a diet that is both healthy and good for the environment are published today, and they are likely to be seen as an assault on the UK’s current food system.
To fight climate change and tackle the growing crisis of diet-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, British consumers must cut down on meat and dairy produce, reduce their intake of processed foods and curb waste.
These are the three priorities identified in a report by the government’s independent advisory body on sustainability, the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC), which calls for radical changes in patterns of consumption.
The report – which will dismay many in the livestock and processed food industries – will feed into all government departments and procurement agencies. Well-placed sources say it has created tension between Whitehall departments and advisers over its potential impact.
Good heavens! These zealots have truly gone off the deep end! I don’t suppose any of these moonbats have thought about the unintended consequences, have they.
We are meat eaters. Our ancestors were meat eaters. Our bodies were meant to digest meat. We need meat to maintain a healthy bod. Do we eat too much? Oh, you bet we do. There was a time when the extra poundage was a sign of wealth. Now days, we’re suppose to be down right anorexic. Pfft!
Now, the unintended consequences nobody on the other side of the big pond seems to take into account. We have all these cows. If we don’t eat the cows, or drink their milk, what will happen to the cows. They will reproduce, creating more cows, and in turn, create more of those cow farts all the global warming church members are so afraid of. Don’t children drink milk? Eat cheese? Isn’t the point of having our children drink and eat products full of calcium to grow strong?
Then, there are the deer. No meat, no hunting, right? I don’t know what would happen over on that side of the world, but here, we’d start being overrun by deer. Deer like veggies. They’d come and eat all those veggies, and we’d have nothing to eat. We’d starve, the deer would get fat.
Then you have the predatory critters. You know, things like mountain lions and such, that we don’t eat. Since there are more deer, there would be more food for them. They’d just follow their meals right down into the fields of veggies and woe be unto you if you are out working your field. Their numbers would also increase.
Ok, this might be a simplistic way of putting it, but still. Just sayin’.
Speaker Pelosi’s Spendapalooza
Next week Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to attach a provision to the Department of Defense appropriations bill that would increase our national debt limit by $1.925 trillion. This debt limit raise would authorize the U.S. Treasury to borrow as much as $14 trillion, which is 30% higher than the $10.8 trillion limit that was in place when President Barack Obama took office.