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Archive for 24 December 2010
When I was quite young, in Texas, MUCH younger than you, this was my second favorite Christmas book. (My first favorite was Little Lost Angel, first published in year I was born, 19XX.) It didn’t matter what time of the year it was, I remember, bugging my mom, Nana, to read them both to me. I had them memorized, but it didn’t matter! I wanted HER to read them! Since we can’t be there with you this year, just thought I’d share this memory with you. Love you!
T’was the night before Christmas in TEXAS
T’was the night before Christmas
In Texas, you know,
Way out on the prairie
(Without any snow).
Asleep in their cabin
Were Texas Bob and Clara Sue,
A-dream’ of Christmas
Like me and like you.
Not stockings, but boots,
At the foot of their bed
For this was in Texas,
What more need be said
When all of a sudden
From out the still night,
There came such a ruckus
It gave me a fright!
And I saw ‘cross the prairie
Like a shot from a gun,
A loaded-up buckboard
Come on at a run.
The driver was “Geein”,
And ‘hawin’, with a will.
The hosses (not reindeer)
He drove with such skill.
“Come on there, Buck, Pancho
And Prince, to the right!
There’ll be plenty of travelin’
For you-all tonight.”
The driver in Levi’s
And shirt that was red,
Had a ten-gallon Stetson
On top of his head.
As he stepped from the buckboard
He was really a sight
With his beard and moustaches
So curly and white.
As he burst in the cabin
The children awoke,
And both so astonished
That neither one spoke.
And he filled up their boots
With such presents galore
That neither could think
Of a single thing more.
When Texas Bob recovered
The use of his jaws,
He asked, in a whisper
“Are you Santa Clause?”
Am I the REAL Santa?
Well, what do you think?”
And he smiled as he gave
A mysterious wink.
Then he leapt in his buckboard,
And called back, in his drawl,
“To all children of TEXAS,
MERRY CHRISTMAS, All Y’all!”
Seriously? Did ya think I was going to spend my Christmas Day on the computer, perusing the internet?
Pfft! I don’t flippin’ THINK so!
Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell, Changed to G. I. – F. I. – Freedom Fighter
Don’t Fear the “E-word” – Eric Rush
Stop Global Warming Now! – Blue Collar Republican
McConnell Killed by Rogue Vegetables – Feed Your ADHD
What Do the ‘Holiday Terror Warning’ Targets Have in Common? – Pajamas Media
IVAW in your hometown – This Ain’t Hell
Obama’s Attny Gen. Says Americans More Dangerous Than Al Qaeda – Publius Forum
orf wif es ed for having a sense of humor. even the burka a no go for some muzzie crazies – Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
FaceBooked! – Dry Bones
Voters Give Forced Unionism a ‘Shellacking’ – National Right To Work Committee
Stop the Food Police! – The Point
If you want to get a gun on a plane, just don’t hide it – Badger Blogger
The Marxist Roots of Net Neutrality – The Lonely Conservative
You Can’t Buy Class – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
A Going Concern: The Left’s Loyalties – The Camp Of The Saints
Obama signs DADT repeal… – American and Proud (language warning!)
We Wish You A Merry ******mas – Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead
Remembering the Providential Gift of America
Summer had begun with strong declarations of noble ideals, but by winter the cause of liberty seemed to be at low ebb. Having suffered defeat after defeat, many had all but given up hope. It looked like freedom would succumb yet again, as it had throughout history, to the forces of authoritarianism and tyranny.
Then, on Christmas Day, 1776, a small band of colonial forces under the command of Gen. George Washington, having retreated all the way from New York, again crossed the Delaware River and brought battle at Trenton, New Jersey. Washington not only won the battle but regained the initiative and turned the war in the patriots’ favor. One week later, Washington defeated the British at Princeton and forced the enemy to withdraw, preventing its advance on Philadelphia, seat of the Continental Congress.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, leaving the funeral of a murdered Border Patrol agent Wednesday, scolded a reporter for asking her to address the victim’s family’s concerns that not enough is being done to secure the southern border.
The family of agent Brian Terry had complained that Napolitano had offered them “empty words” when she called to express her condolences. Terry’s father, Kent Terry, in an interview with ABC affiliate KGUN, said he told Napolitano to “wake your man up in the White House,” to which she replied that he’s done more in two years than any president.
Really? I don’t know, but it appears to me he’s done about the same as Bush to secure our borders, and stop the flow of illegals into our country. In other words….not a damn thing!
After being told the concerns came from his father, mother and stepmother, she continued: “Listen, we are here today, the commissioner is here today, the chief of the Border Patrol is here today and we are here and his comrades are here with the family, who said other things to me by the way, so I really don’t think it appropriate for the media to try to pick this as a fight,” she said. “This is a moment to remember a fallen agent.”
While this may be true, there are way too many unanswered questions, and I can only applaud the reporter for actually doing the job he/she was hired to do….and that is get answers! However, with this administration, answers to darn near anything, are either so twisted around, no one has a clue what the blazes they are talking about, or totally blown off. Since Nappy is part of the administration, head of the so called Homeland Security (which isn’t), it’s quite appropriate to attempt to get answers, no matter what! But good luck with that!
Under this administration, the borders have become even more porous, the liberties of legal citizens have been diminished, and the rights of criminals and terrorists have been increased. Does anyone else see this as a tad bassackwards? How many more will be murdered because the lackadaisical approach to REAL security? All we get from these people are empty words….promises that are not kept…..lies…..and an agenda that is destroying our nation.
I don’t know about you, but I, for one, am totally, and completely fed up! This is not the country I was born and raised in, and it’s not a ‘change’ for the better!
Instead of a sign like this, facing north……
……. there should be a sign facing south, stating “Any and ALL criminals (illegal invaders) seen sneaking across the border will be shot, on sight, with extreme prejudice!” signed by the legals citizens of the United States of America.
Reckon every one deserves some time off, and Glenn Beck is no exception. 12/15/10….the show about Wilmington, OH, just in case ya missed it.
A lesson learned – people can accomplish almost anything when the pull together, and keep their faith strong!