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Archive for July 2011
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
At one time, Benedict Arnold was considered a ‘hero’ during the Revolutionary War. He finally showed his true colors, and now, his name is synonymous with traitor. At one time, John McCain was considered a war hero too. In recent years, he has also shown HIS true colors, and they aren’t Red, White and Blue. Nope….Mr McCain’s true color is yellow. Like that stripe that goes down the middle of the road, neither right nor left, and splattered with road kill. As Senator Rand Paul said, “I’d rather be a hobbit than a troll!“ If anyone needs to return to reality, it’s Mr McCain. Your time is up!
Ok, so today was the first real rehab session. I think I have actually died, and someone forgot to tell me! BUT….all things considered, I did so well, Marquis de Sade Jr was quite impressed. I got the bicycle peddles to go all the way around, I got it bent 118 degrees, whatever that means, and I pushed weights with no problem. Until I actually home, I wasn’t feeling all that much pain.
Now? O….M….G! Ice and drugs……RIGHT NOW!
….so tell me again, who is too ‘stupid‘ to understand?
Struggle to Solve Debt Limit Crisis Goes On
Last night, the House of Representatives was set to vote on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R–OH) plan to raise the debt ceiling, as the projected August 2 deadline looms. Failing to round up enough votes to secure the bill’s passage, House Republicans closed up shop for the night and are scheduled to reconvene this morning, hoping to bring a bill back to the House floor with enough support to pass, as Politico reports. Inside baseball, last-minute vote wrangling aside, a much larger problem remains: Even if the Boehner bill passed and became law, America would continue its downward spiral into a fiscal abyss with no end in sight.
Why can’t the Congress take these issues seriously? One reason is a lack of presidential leadership. Throughout the debt ceiling debate, President Barack Obama has attempted to portray himself as taking America’s spending crisis head on while calling for “shared sacrifices” to return the country to a course of fiscal sanity. Yet the President has replaced leadership with spectatorship. While the House passes bill after bill on the budget, the President can only carp, while the Senate can only bluster and stew.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop Gov. Rick Perry from sponsoring a national day of Christian prayer and fasting, ruling Thursday that the group of atheists and agnostics did not have legal standing to sue.
Ya know, for a bunch of yahoos who claim to believe nothing, and don’t want anyone else to have the freedom to believe in Something greater than themselves, these types sure show a lot of fear. And well they should.
U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller said the Freedom From Religion Foundation argued against Perry’s involvement based merely on feelings of exclusion, but did not show sufficient harm to merit the injunction they sought.
“The governor has done nothing more than invite others who are willing to do so to pray,” Miller said.
Now, if the governor had made attendance mandatory, I’ve no doubt this frivolous suit could have had merit. But he didn’t, and instead of whining you are being excluded, why not attend? You might actually LEARN something.
“I wonder if we had a Muslim governor what would happen if the whole state was called to a Muslim prayer,” said Kay Staley, one of five Texas residents named as plaintiffs in the suit. “I think the governor needs to keep his religion out of his official duties.”
Personally, I think we need MORE elected officials who remember what this country was founded upon….a strong faith in God’s grace. I don’t trust anyone who has no faith. They tend to change their moral values like normal folks change their dirty drawers. The only thing they seem willing to stand up and fight for is denying others their God given liberties.
The event is being sponsored by several evangelical Christian groups, including the American Family Association, which has been criticized by civil rights groups for promoting anti-homosexual and anti-Islamic positions on the roughly 200 radio stations it operates.
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. And honestly, when people want you dead, or under their thumb, I’d say it was past time such folks remove their heads from their hinders, and look at the BIG picture. I am not too sure why some of these groups claim to be fighting for civil rights. Civil rights for some, but not for others. By bringing such a suit, they are violating other’s civil, Constitutional, and God given rights.
An appellate court in April dismissed the group’s previous lawsuit against the Obama administration over the National Day of Prayer, on which people of all faiths were invited to take part. Like Miller, the three-judge panel in that case ruled that the group could not prove that they had suffered any harm when the president issued a proclamation observing the day.
There are plenty of Godless countries I’m sure would be happy to have these folks. Why do they want to turn this one into one too? We’ve already moved way too far away from our Creator, and our founding. It would do us a world of good to turn our faces back to God. Well, they’re going to be real surprised come Judgment Day.
A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his bad behaved 3 year-old grandson. It’s obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle; and for fruit, cereal and pop in the other aisles.
Meanwhile, Granddad is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, “Easy William, we won’t be long, easy, boy.”
Another outburst, and she hears the granddad calmly say, “It’s okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we’ll be out of here. Hang in there, boy.”
At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart, and Granddad says again in a controlled voice, “William, William, relax buddy, don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five minutes; stay cool, William.”
Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car. She said to the elderly gentleman, “It’s none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. That whole time, you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa..”
“Thanks,” said the grandfather, “but I’m William …….the little sh*t’s name is Kevin.”
Shared by Mr Ol’ Broad.
Amazon.com announced plans Thursday to open a 500,000 square foot fulfillment center in Lebanon, promising to create hundreds of full-time and seasonal jobs before the end of this year.
The site is Amazon’s third planned for Tennessee this year.
The Seattle-based online retailer is also opening two additional facilities in Chattanooga and Cleveland.
The three facilities are expected to create 1,200 new full-time jobs, a company new release said. All are expected to be in operation by the fall.
This is a good thing. Although, the folks who believe breathing should be taxed are having hissies because of a deal for Amazon NOT to charge TN sales tax. What they SHOULD be considering are all those folks who are going to be actually WORKING who WILL be paying taxes with their ability to purchase. But of course, no one ever thinks about the long term. Do they ever consider that those who will be employed will be saving taxpayers money? No need for unemployment, or TennCare, etc.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….as Democrats go, Bredesen wasn’t too bad. Glad to know that our current “R” governor is using his noggin.
I do have one complaint though. They couldn’t put one of those facilities over here in West Tennessee? We NEED jobs in this area….BIG TIME!
The Obama EPA’s Brave New Future
Say goodbye to cars and trucks as you know them. Say hello to a brave new future ushered in by the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s one where the federal government reshapes a major U.S. industry by administrative fiat, all in pursuit of a policy goal that will cost money, jobs, and lives—all to satisfy the left’s environmentalist factions while dishing out taxpayer dollars to an Obama-favored unionized industry.
That industry is the auto industry, and the Obama Administration is yet again using the mighty fist of the federal government to recast it in its own image. The Washington Post reports that the Obama Administration and the auto industry have reached agreement on new federal regulations that would raise fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, hitting an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025—a 40 percent reduction in fuel consumption compared to today.
Since the Democrats claim to be so smart, and apparently believe they have all the answers, at least on how to ‘control’ the population, I would have thought they would have picked someone as chair of their party with an ounce of common sense, and a sense of history. But as usual, reality doesn’t make it into the DNC playbook.
“Dictatorship” Dubbie? Seriously? The GOP has TRIED to work with the other side of the aisle, and what do they get? BS from D’Oblivious and Runnin’ Reid…. A plan that doesn’t exist, and a lot of words, with no action. Typical.
If you want to see a ‘dictatorship’, ya might want to take a good hard look at YOUR party. Stare in that mirror for a while, assuming you actually have a reflection, and think one word…..OBAMACARE! If that wasn’t an indication of dictatorship, I don’t know what was. When the majority of the country say not just no, but HELL NO, yet y’all just went ahead and played your power games, do not EVEN point a finger elsewhere. You’ve still got 3 more pointing back at you!
Pray tell, why does the DNC leave her in such a position of power anyways. She’s got the be the dimmest bulb ever to hold that position. Rep West is right….that is NO lady. She doesn’t even come close to even being a grown up. She ranks right up there with Nancy Pelosi for being one of the most obnoxious people in D.C. What a bunch of whining spoiled brats!
A tomb believed to be that of St. Philip the Apostle was unearthed during excavations in the ancient Turkish city of Hierapolis.
Italian professor Francesco D’Andria said archeologists found the tomb of the biblical figure — one of the 12 original disciples of Jesus — while working on the ruins of a newly-unearthed church, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported Wednesday.
“We have been looking for Saint Philip’s tomb for years,” d’Andria told the agency. “We finally found it in the ruins of a church which we excavated a month ago.”
The structure of the tomb and the writings on the wall proved it belonged to St. Philip, he added.
The professor said the archaeologists worked for years to find the tomb and he expected it to become an important Christian pilgrimage destination.
St. Philip, recognized as one of Christianity’s martyrs, is thought to have died in Hierapolis, in the southwest province of Denizli, in around 80AD. It is believed he was crucified upside down or beheaded.
This is pretty cool, but I thought Peter was the only one to have been crucified upside? My dad had a list of how each disciple supposedly died, and if memory serves, which it probably doesn’t, all the other had equally barbaric deaths, but only one upside crucifixion. And wasn’t there only one who actually died at a rather ripe old age, natural causes, I think? Can someone refresh my memory?
I don’t know….I think having two good nights in a row isn’t asking a whole lot, but evidently, it is. Not sure what exactly I did today that made tonight a total misery, but whatever it was, it was a doozie! It’s 1:30 in the morning, and I’m covered in ice. Well, not all of me, just that exceptionally annoying part of me that keeps me from sleeping like a normal person. Just how fat can a knee get, after all? I mean, there is just so much skin there, and even though it’s fairly elastic, I know there has to be a limit.
I’m not fond of taking massive amounts of pain killers, but on nights like this, I will make an exception and down a double dose. Hasn’t worked! And I refuse to take a third one! At lest not for a few more hours.
Welp, hopefully quite soon, the good nights will start outnumbering the bad, and live can get back to semi normal around here. This recliner in comfortable, to an extent, but after a while, it’s like sitting on glass shards, head to tow.
Oh well. Good thing I don’t have anything I needs to do first thing in the morning, isn’t it.