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There are times when I actually feel like posting something, believe it or not. I do a search of items of the day, and all I find is more and more…..well, garbage! I can go look at Drudge, Brietbart, Fox, and even some of the alphabets, searching for something that strikes my interest, and I would have something positive to say about the story. Well, I can’t find any upbeat messages these days. All I see are stories about how wonderful a job Obama is doing (from MSLSD mostly). Or, if I want to fry a few brain cells, and lose a few IQ points, I’ll check out HuffPo, or even (clutching my heart) The Daily Beast or…getting barf bag… The Daily Kos. Ok, granted, it’s rare on those two, but when you are in the mood, finding something that strikes your interest becomes a mission.
To tell the truth, I do see many stories that I could comment on, but I’m a lady, and attempt to refrain from using such language, although it is getting more and more difficult, and I let slip the occasional four lettered word. Blame the anger!
It really is getting more and more difficult to express the constant anger. And I’m not an angry person. In reality, I’m a very happy person. I love looking out my window and seeing the Glory of God. For those who are confused by that, I mean the trees, the hummingbirds, and even the rain that turns our front walk into a water fall when it rains. All that we see was created by God, and I know He is in charge. Oh sure, there are some folks who believe THEY are the big kahuna, but they couldn’t be more wrong!
That’s why I get so mad when I read about another fiasco caused by those in the current administration, or some absurd action by some brainless politician, or ‘activist’. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference!
How about an example or 10 of what gets me so angry, eh?
Here’s one. Some moron, who calls himself an artist unveils a mural. The intent of this piece of crap? Well, in my mind, it has one purpose and one purpose only….to further divide an already divided nation. Pushing this ‘we are all Trayvon Martin’ garbage is ludicrous! No, we are NOT all Trayvon Martin. I have no desire to be a drugged thug wannabe. I don’t know anyone who would make that claim. It’s time to let this go. A kid was killed. It was tragic. Two families are destroyed. Leave them in peace. Kids, unfortunately, of every color, are killed every day. No one is putting murals in state capitals to honor them! And that’s another question I have. Just who said it was ok for this guy to push his agenda of hatred in that capital? They need to rethink their actions. Jiminy crickets!
Yeah…well, whatever constitutes normal around here, I guess we’re back to it. The young’uns are back in Texas, Chris has returned to Yankeeland, and I’m in my jammies. Yep…that’s pretty normal…for me.
I’m quite aware that my blogging hasn’t been quite up to par in recent months, and there’s a darn good reason for that, too, even without the kids and friends, and travel, and….oh yes….let’s not forget this second bout with pee-moan-ya! sigh…. Getting real tired of this, don’cha know! My immune system sucks!
But, even though I have not been keeping up with posting my opinions on various subjects, that doesn’t mean I have been completely out of touch with what has been going on in the world. Although, truth be told, not as much as I usually do, and it’s been a lot more peaceful in my brain without all the feckless weasels, aka politicians, taking up space.
Yep, I’m aware the phony POTUS needs a geography lesson, and can’t be trusted to tell the truth about anything anyway.
I have to admit, this was, and wasn’t a surprise. Megyn Kelly is one of my favorites, but what are they going to do with Sean? I’ve no doubt he lost quite a few viewers, including me, when all he did was cover the Zimmerman/Trayvon disaster…nonstop!
Apparently, only black kids deserve the ‘race hustlers’ attention. When a white kid has the crap beat out of him by 3 black kids, we hear crickets. When a “white Hispanic” girl is stabbed 11 times by a black kid in a hoodie, we hear crickets. Will we hear any outrage from them about the 12 year old white girl who was strangled by a black boy? Lord knows, we won’t hear anything about the many black children murdered by other black kids, because, you know…that’s just a myth.
Wouldn’t you think that after they had been found out, the IRS would at least attempt to behave like they are a taxpayer funded entity? Nope. They’re still at it, and it just makes ya wonder…who is pulling the strings. Well, Truman said ‘the buck stops here’, referring to the Oval office, so, I reckon, all those bucks are landing on the current occupant’s lap. But that’s just a ‘phony scandal‘ don’cha know. Problem is, what we have is a PHONY president!
Well, like I said, I have been paying attention. Whether or not I’ll do more posting is another issue. It really all depends on how I feel, because at this point, that ain’t so swuft! sigh…
Although, I have thought it might be the only way to get some time to myself! Heh. Having a teenager, with no off switch, and a toddler, with no volume control, is a bit trying, I’m finding it a whole lot more enjoyable than the current goings on in the world right now. While I have managed to post videos, but haven’t watched m’self, which I’m sure you’ve noticed, it’s a bit more difficult to actually THINK about what to say concerning the ‘hard news’ world when you have a tiny elephant running back and forth, rearranging the furniture, dumping out the DVDs, eating the cats’ food, and generally terrorizing the household, including the aforementioned felines. Although, to their credit, they have been amazingly patient with wee Spud, and then run like hell to escape under the bed, into a closet, or anywhere they can find to save their fur.
While my whole house is in an uproar, I’ve been attempting to keep up with the world in general. For instance, I’m quite aware of the doings in Egypt. And how does our illustrious Dear Leader react? Well, apparently, even though he took sides during their so called Arab Spring against the previous dictator, he says he’s not taking sides, with or against the most recent dictator. Now, why is that, I wonder? Hmmm… Could it be he is a closet Islamist? Well, there are a lot of commonalities between Islamists and socialists, so it’s possible. Just an example…both hate freedom, and don’t believe people should be able to make their own choices where their lives are concerned. And let’s not forget, Hitter was a big fan of such Islamists, and visa versa.
Much to my chagrin, the George Zimmerman case is one of Sean Hannity’s obsessions, as it is with most of the Fox folks, during the day. It’s not that I don’t care about the man, or that a 17 year old was shot, it’s just that over 1000 people have been shot in Chicago in 2013, so far, and 10 dead in just a 3 or 4 day period. I wonder how many threats of violence have come with any trials being handled in Chicago there have been? Hmmm… None that I’m aware of, and if there were, we’d never know about them. Do I think Zimmerman’s guilty? Actually, the only thing I believe he’s guilty of is being “white”, which he isn’t. Well, he is, in a way, as Hispanics are actually Caucasoid, but you know what I mean. Why the threats? Well, apparently, there is the entitlement class, divided from the rest of society by a very divisive POTUS.
Well, shoot, the rugrat is awake, and I must away! I need Xanex! :D We’re going to take him to play with another rugrat down the road, and perhaps will have him so worn out, I’ll actually have a minute or two to myself later? I’m not going to hold my breath. sigh….
I wish the hell they’d show me just WHERE in the Constitution it states there are “prohibitions against religious symbols on public property“. WHERE??? They can’t, because it is NOT THERE!! Never has been! And these towns that cave to their lies are just as bad as they are with their demands!
Look for these incidents to happen even more frequently. Unless, or until, people take a stand against the animals, and send them back to their third world hellholes, no one is safe!
I’m just going to come right out and say it…. John Kerry is a moron! But then, when it comes to Israel, and phony “peace process”, there are a LOT of morons in the U.S. government, and the Useless Numbnuts! Wha’cha wanna bet not one of ‘em has EVER read the Bible? Seems pretty clear to me! No division. No kowtowing to animals. There is no such thing as a Palestinian!!! Build wherever ya want… it IS your land!!!
The muzzies in the UK can shout death threats, assault whomever they please, murder soldiers, but what is the priority of the British gubmint? Arresting an 85 year old woman for using her ‘freedom of speech’. Spare no expense to protect murderous pigs, but heaven forbid if you get fed up and speak your mind!
The so called president of the United States invites criminals for a sit down in the Oval Office? What kind of BS is that? Oh…wait a minute! This is something he does on a regular basis. Reckon the LAW means nothing to that man/child, eh? Silly me! Of course it doesn’t! He’s ABOVE the law after all!
Yikes! I almost forgot about this little tidbit! This is a joke, right? They aren’t really serious, are they? A science project gets a kid arrested? Well hell…reckon I should have been arrested, right along with my science teachers back when!
There is just too much going on! Scandals, criminal governments, slaughter of innocents. Something is so very wrong with the world, I can’t even begin to comprehend the evil that pervades on a daily basis.
Well, ain’t that a pip! Pussified males are more likely to be left wing, Obama voters. Tell me something I didn’t know. Heh.
It looks like Italy has a problem with criminal immigrants, and one group wants to put a stop to it. I can understand their angst. Whether they are illegal invaders, or not, those entering that country want to change it to the country they left. Rather like what is happening here. Of course, here, if you are an illegal, you can get away with all sorts of violent crimes, and be set free to roam the streets to offend again.
Wow. It’s hard to believe, sitting in my comfy recliner, in my centrally heated and a/c’d home, that there are still cultures in this world that believe the killing of children will remove ‘bad luck’.
O…..M…..G!! Seriously?? They burned Barbie on a cross?
So, it’s NOT the Freemasons, it’s the Skull & Bones. Got it!
Now, THAT is just plain WRONG! The whole damn place should be bulldozed!
This has been quite an interesting week. Personal and political. I have actually avoided a lot of the “tabloid” news. Most, I could give a flying flip. We have been inundated with some stupid, crazy, broad that murdered her boyfriend. Is it necessary to do more than 2 or 3 minutes on this trash? Ok, we know she shot, stabbed, and darn near decapitated the poor guy. She was found guilty of first degree murder (took ‘em long enough) and…she’d rather get the death penalty than spend the rest of her life in prison! The lame stream media seems to believe this was so important, they spend way too much time covering the story when there were a LOT more important issues to address.
Like what you ask? Well, there’s that Mengele wanna be in Philadelphia for one. The prosecution presented a very compelling case, and the defense rested. Nothing. Rather odd, but hey…when you have that much to dispute, and you already several pleading guilty on the same charges, it’s kind of hard to defend someone who murdered babies and a ‘mother’. He should have been charged with a lot more, but hey….if this will put a stop to his slaughter, ok! The jury is STILL out on this one. Strange that the lame stream didn’t even pick up the story for months. Just recently they have been shamed into giving the story a bit of attention. I could have given them a verdict in about 2 seconds, but since there are actually 227 charges, I guess it takes a while.
What SHOULD have been the lead story for EVERY media outlet was the hearings on Benghazi! But no…it wasn’t even important enough to trump the tabloid media’s coverage of the bimbo from hell! FINALLY, yesterday, the lame stream took notice, and pounded Obama’s mouthpiece. If you saw any of the press conference‘that was delayed for 3 hours because of a “private meeting“, you would have been impressed. Naturally, the White House’s very own Bagdad Bob, Carney blamed the Republicans. You’d think someone would step up, but no, this is the Obama administration is incapable of taking responsibility for ANYTHING! Kind of reminds me of a 4 year old that broke the cookie jar. People wouldn’t be so up in arms if, just for once, they’d tell the freakin’ truth! That’s all we’re asking!
Then we had the IRS. Yes, that ‘non-partison’, government run, money stealing bunch literally TARGETED the Tea Parties, and anyone who is associated with any of the Tea Party groups, even a former candidate for the House! Oh, they apologized, but that ain’t cuttin’ it! I wonder if the small issue we had was related? Naw…couldn’t be! …… :| Let’s not forget that this is the same IRS that will be ‘in charge’ of all the Obamacare “it’s not a tax” taxes.
As for the personal part of the week…. I’ve spent a lot of time with doctors. Next week, and the week after….same thing. I now have general, bone, heart, snout, blood, and skin doc. Jiminy crickets! So, blogging will just as light, or maybe even non existent, on most days. I’ve also got a lot on my mind, as you can imagine. sigh… I still think it would be cheaper if the Mr just got that young fella to bring over his backhoe, dig a 6×4, and toss me in! Sheesh!
Day breaks here on a ghastly sight: A little town until now known for kolaches, polka and good times swarms with rescue workers pulling bodies from the rubble of a fertilizer plant and nearby apartment complex.
Thursday evening authorities began removing the bodies of what are expected to be 12 firefighters from the smoldering crater that was West Fertilizer Co. and more bodies of residents in the complex, said longtime West Justice of the Peace David Pareya.
The removal of the dead began in the evening with a private ceremony out of view of the media or public where other firefighters lined up as the bodies were brought out, Pareya said.
Authorities also found two bodies in the apartment complex, a man and woman whose names are being withheld pending notification of relatives. Rescuers haven’t yet been able to search the second floor of the complex, but expect to find two to three more bodies there, Pareya said.
With so much going on today, let’s not forget to pray for the victims of the disaster in West, and their families.
As many as 75 buildings confirmed to have serious damage
A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant ripped through a small Texas town Wednesday night, creating a powerful shockwave that flattened homes, smashed out windows and could be felt as far as 80 miles away. The blast may have killed as many as 15 people and injured 160, officials said.
“Just fire everywhere,” said Sammy Chavez, who witnessed the explosion. “Bodies on the ground, bloody bodies, people in panic. Firemen, fire trucks, police cars filled the town.”
I pray for those injured, many quite seriously. I pray for the families and friends of those killed. I will not speculate what caused this explosion.
NBCDFW has live coverage (as of 11am CST), talking to members of the community.
As if we hadn’t already seen enough Biblical events this year, a plague of over 30 million locusts swarmed over Egypt’s cities and farms just three weeks before Passover begins. But put your apocalyptic fears to rest. This happens every year as part of the locusts’ natural migration pattern, though this year’s swarm is especially large. That doesn’t mean Egyptians aren’t freaked the heck out by millions of nasty bugs buzzing through the air at all hours of day and night, possibly descending upon the agriculture fields where they’re known to destroy entire crops, just like in the actual Passover story.
Just how do they know that God didn’t send a few extra locusts to make a point? Well, I guess we just don’t know, but considering that the government of Egypt is anti-God, I guess there is that possibility.
A comment left by Paolo Roberto on the article: Egypt has locusts, America has Obama and the congress, both destroy everything they touch.
Well, now, I don’t think I could put it any better. Yep, we have our own locusts. They are called Socialist Democrats.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a wrap up from the local fish wrap, a paper that comes in the mail every Thursday, like clockwork. Why? Well, because it’s mostly just boring stuff, which is fine by me! I like living in a rather boring area! This past week, however, things have gotten a wee bit lively. No, no murders or murder convictions this week, and yes, we have had a few since we moved here a 5 1/2 years ago, and no, I didn’t do it!
By the time the paper comes out, it’s mostly old news that, through chats at cafes, diners, and churches, most folks know about already. Every once in a while, this area even makes the local news out of Jackson! Special, ain’t we! Heh.
With a total county population of about 26,000, as of the 2010 census, you can imagine not a whole lot goes on…. other than the local fair for this or that, a gospel concert at one of the churches, and the occasional meth lab bust. Yeah…being a rural area, we have our share of morons who think cooking up meth in their 1960s trailer back in the woods, with the kids running around is a good idea. Lord…there are some seriously STOOPID people in this world! And a good chunk of ‘em live around here. sigh…
So, here are a few highlights from this week’s paper, the more recent first.
Fire forces evacuation of Praxis plant (8/24/12)
Praxis, a local business that manufactures plastic plumbing fixtures and tubs, was forced to evacuate all employees when a fire broke out at around 2:20 p.m. today.
Ambulances were at the scene in the Savannah-Hardin County Industrial Park, but according to Praxis Regional Operations Manager Sid Warner, no one was injured.
Although heavy black smoke billowed into the sky, Hardin County volunteer firefighters were able to contain the blaze to a small, northeast section of the building.
“Only a small 30 by 20 foot section of the building was damaged,” said Warner.
He was unsure of the cause of the fire but said operations would be back on track in a matter of days.
That pretty much covers the basics, but when you compare this story to the one from the Jackson’s WBBJ, you find there is a bit of information missing. I’m glad no one was hurt, but the fact that one of the firemen was treated for heat exhaustion being left out, says a lot.
The state Republican Party is setting up a special panel to hear an election challenge in a legislative primary race.
Shirley Curry, a member of the party’s executive committee, is challenging her four-vote loss to incumbent Rep. Vance Dennis of Savannah in House District 71.
State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney on Monday appointed a subcommittee to hear the dispute this week. A full panel is scheduled to meet about Curry’s and any other potential challenges on Sept. 5.
I gotta tell ya…this one annoys me! I know Vance, and his lovely bride Ashley. Good people, and conservative! Shirley….well, she’s of the ‘old school’ Republicans…to my mind, a bit more moderate, and the fact she even challenged in the primary was more than surprising. No one I spoke to had any idea why she decided to run in the primary, and the paper, of course, isn’t very forthcoming with such information,…at least not that I saw. It was an extremely close race, which was also surprising, but she lost. I understand the challenge because it was REAL close….single didgit, and that’s ok. But in the WDEF (Chattanooga) story, it claims she wants to ‘overturn’ her loss. HUH? A recount, ok…but overturn? Hmmm… If the count comes out the same, will she bow out gracefully?
What I find amusing here, is the exact same story, pretty much word for word…published on 8/20/12, can also be found in, of all places, Tampa Bay Online. Seriously? The local paper gets the local news from a website out of Tampa Bay, Florida? *shakes head* Obviously, they are charging way too much for that once a week paper, since it appears they don’t actually employ any reporters.
And….here’s the BIGGIE!
A pharmacy technician at Hardin Medical Center was arrested Thursday, accused of the theft of more than $11,000 of narcotics from the county-owned hospital’s pharmacy.
Savannah police said today a hospital pharmacist on Aug. 10 reported to a supervisor that 89 bottles of hydrocodone each containing 100 10 mg. pills had been discovered missing.
Subsequent investigation determined a total of 25,411 tablets of the painkiller were unaccounted for, along with 28,694 tablets of a generic version of the tranquilizer Xanax, and nearly 11 gallons of the narcotic cough syrup hydromet, said city police Chief Donald Derr.
Bond for the suspect, Olive Hill resident Tonya Branner, 35, xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxx, has been set at $50,000. (unlike the paper, I’m not going to be putting this woman’s, or anyone else’s, address out there for the world to see…. kind of rude if ya ask me)
“It was very surprising,” said Charlotte Burns, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “As soon as it was discovered she was terminated.”
Once again, a rather important fact was left out….like the fact that the drugs had started going missing….LAST JULY! I’m not sure why they left that important tidbit out, but there you have it! That’s a whole lot of drugs going missing, even over a years time. Why didn’t someone notice before? Do they not do inventory? A few pills here, a few pills there, and it’s possible to overlook the loss. But seriously people….GALLONS of a narcotic cough syrup? Over FIFTY THOUSAND pills? And no one noticed? The word ‘incompetence’ comes to mind, and I’ll leave it at that!
So, there you have it. Exciting life in Podunk Tennessee. Sadly, the online version is usually out of date, only has a couple of front page stories, and is generally useless for my purposes.
An online feel-good fundraising effort for a bullied bus monitor has reached nearly half a million dollars — and is growing.
More than $450,000 has been donated to Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother of eight who appears on a 10-minute video earlier this week being berated and bullied by four seventh-graders on a bus operated by the Greece Central School District, near Rochester, N.Y.
The four students, including a police officer’s son, hurl repeated insults and threats at the grandmother, calling her fat and at one point suggesting that her children commit suicide. Klein told “Fox & Friends” during an appearance Thursday that her eldest son did, in fact, take his life 10 years ago.
“I did not hear that part then, but yeah, it was uncalled for, that’s for sure,” Klein told host Steve Doocy.
Some folks might be surprised at the generosity of people, but I’m not. Ya see, when they are given the CHOICE, to give from their hearts, people will come through, every time! That USE to be the norm. Now? People really just can’t afford to give all that much.
If you haven’t watched the video, please, go, watch it, and get the tissues ready. It hurts that we have raised a generation of such cruel and disrespectful brats! Yes, blame the kids for their behavior, but also blame the parents that raised them, and the schools that let them get away with it, and society as a whole, for making it seem ok to be a dipwad, because they are never expected to suffer the consequences for their actions.
I can guaran-damn-tee if I had EVER spoken to another person like that, especially an adult, I, most likely, wouldn’t be alive today! At the very least, I would probably still be bearing the scars, and sitting in my room, grounded….FOR LIFE! If I EVER heard of my daughter doing such a thing, it would have been the same scenario. The girl would be pushing up daisies!
If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t quite been up to par lately. There really is a good reason, but one I’m not going to share….yet. I’m sure if you knew the reason, you’d agree, there are more important things than watching the world going to hell in a hand basket on the news. Yeah, that IS important, but right now…NOT a priority. So, imagine my surprise when I actually sat down to WATCH some news this morning. Heh. Yeah…I’m not totally out of touch….just don’t much give a happy crap. What’s going to happen, will happen….whether I’m paying attention or not.
I already know our current, and hopefully soon, former, administration is filled with feckless weasels, who really don’t give a damn about this country, the Constitution, or the rule of law. This is all about buying votes, and that’s ALL it is. Wonder how those kids feel about being used as a tool for someone else’s power?
Question: Can the next president cancel all those executive orders signed by the head weasel? I sure hope so!!
I don’t need to watch it on the news, or read it on the web to know this. I know that the spending is so beyond out of control, most of us have a hard time comprehending just what the blazes is going on. They keep handing our money to their buddies, to promote technology that is not quite ready for prime time.
We have senators who, contrary to their constituents, merrily go along with this administration to destroy an industry that provides, not just jobs, but heats our homes, cooks our food, and has been a staple in our economy for centuries. I’ve yet to understand why Alexander hasn’t just gone ahead and switched parties, because he sure doesn’t represent, WE, The People, in Tennessee!
Our economy doesn’t just suck, it’s owned by foreign countries. We no longer work for ourselves, we work to pay China! They pretty much own us. Didn’t know you were a slave, did you. Yep….our government has sold us down the river, and no one has had the cajones to stand up and say ENOUGH!
What the man/child touted as the ‘rise of democracy’ in the Middle East has turned out to be anything but. Islam and democracy is not compatible….oil and water, if you will. If he was such a ‘brain’, he would have known this, but alas, he is no where near as bright as what his minions tout him to be. The violence continues, not just in Egypt, but the slaughter in Syria goes on.
Eric Holder was probably the WORST CHOICE to head the Department of Justice. He’s turned that word ‘justice’ into a really bad joke! Of all the incompetents that was put in place by this administration, he really had to be the WORST! I’m really hoping, after all is said and done, and those weasels are OUT, Holder will be visiting on the other side of the bars.
And here’s a total ‘shocker’! That ‘work place violence’ wasn’t after all. Like we didn’t know this already? It was a freakin’ terror attack, on a U.S. military base, by an Islamist. The gubmint knew, and did NOTHING. Each and every one of those who put that wall up between agencies should be charged as accessories to MURDER! One good reason NOT to allow Muslims in the military. Hey…I’ve got an even better idea. How about we don’t let ‘em in the country, AT ALL! And send those who were brought in by this feckless administration back from whence they came!
Yep….the news is rarely good, and Michelle Obama is still the tackiest dressed ‘first lady’ in history! Is it any wonder that her ‘designers’ are some big donators to her continued run as the free spending, vacation taking, trashy looking FLOTUS?
And that’s about all I have to say…..for now. Life goes on! Wish mine would! Oh, and I’m having computer issues as well. Otherwise, I MIGHT be posting more, but it’s so irritating, I don’t think the Mr would appreciate me sending this one flying. Don’t think he’d want to get me a new one due to temper tantrum, do you?
A Shelby County mother faces contempt-of-court charges and possible jail time for baptizing her two children without the knowledge or consent of her ex-husband.
This week the Tennessee Court of Appeals said Lauren Jarrell must face a criminal contempt hearing for violating a court order that said major decisions regarding the religious upbringing of her two children should be made jointly with the children’s father.
Both parents are Christian. Emmett Blake Jarrell, the father, is a member of the United Methodist Church, and she’s a Presbyterian.
Are these people serious? Baptism IS a big deal, but honestly, I don’t see the difference between the Methodists and Presbyterians. I’ve been to both, and they are quite similar in ‘rituals’ and teachings. Depending on the church, they’re both pretty left in my opinion. But that’s not the issue.
The father, according to court records, thought the children should be baptized when they are older and better able to understand the significance of the baptismal ceremony. The couple, according to court records, had even consulted a minister when they were married because they couldn’t agree what age was best for the kids to be baptized. Records show the children will be 5 and 7 next month.
I was about a year the first time I was baptized. My dad was Lutheran, my mom was Presbyterian, and I was baptized in the Lutheran church. My understanding was that it didn’t matter where, it just mattered if anything happened to me begore I was old enough to understand the whole process, you know, like DIE, or some such, that I would have a slot in heaven. It made my parents feel better. Then, I was raised in the Presbyterian church. It started changing back when, and that pretty much put a stop to my church attendance. Of course, I was also going through “that stage”. I don’t suppose the father has considered that the mom was concerned about her kids souls? Yes, it’s a decision that the kids can make when they are older, but no one ever said you can’t be baptized more than once. I’ve done it 3 times.
“Obviously she knew that the father did not want the children baptized at that age and she did that without telling him,” Memphis attorney Any Amundsen, who is not involved in the case, said of the mother. “She violated the court order.”
Where’s all the hoopla about ‘separation of church and state’, which doesn’t exist, but it’s always dragged out when anyone has the audacity to go against someone’s ‘wishes’. And let me ask this….if they are both REALLY Christians, why are they divorced? I know that sometimes, things happen and that 2 people can no longer live together as man and wife, but usually, it’s because at least one of them are NOT really Christian, and they are not following the teachings of Christ. Just sayin’.
The Court of Appeals decision sides with the father, who had asked that his ex-wife be convicted of criminal contempt after discovering that she baptized the kids against his wishes.
A lower court has already found the mother in contempt of court. The appellate court decision overturned that decision and said criminal contempt proceedings are more appropriate because the mother can’t undo the baptisms.
Yeah…ok…so they were suppose to discuss the important issues, and yes, baptism is a very important issue, but honestly, it seems to me that the father is being petty. It doesn’t sound like his concern is for his kids, but getting back at his ex-wife for making a decision, I would assume, in the hopes that her children will be saved? It’s not the water that is the most important part of baptism, although, yes, it is meant to ‘wash away sin’, but it is symbolic. What is important is the cleansing of the soul, and that is a decision the kids will make as they get older.
Court records show that the mother argued that it was wrong for the lower court to find her in contempt it was tantamount to preferring the father’s religious views on baptism over hers.
But the Court of Appeals disagreed.
Why are the courts even involved? Does daddy have ties with the legal system? Just askin’.
“Mother is correct that courts `must maintain strict neutrality in cases involving religious disputes between divorced parents’ and they may not `prefer the religious views of one parent over another unless one parent’s religious beliefs and practices threaten the health and well-being of the child,” Judge Alan E. Highers wrote. “However, simply put, this is not a religious dispute.” Highers said the court is only being asked to determine whether the mother can be found in contempt for failing to follow the court order.
Well yeah…actually, it is a religious dispute. Obviously, I don’t know all the facts…just what I’m reading here, but it actually sounds like a power play. Mom is concerned for the kids’ salvation and dad got his knickers in a twist because he was left out. There’s a reason why he is the EX, meaning former, husband. I’m rather curious as to whether or not he’s a control freak. Just speculation on my part. And I do not understand why this was part of the divorce agreement to begin with. This is a very personal matter, and not one for the courts to decide.
Nashville attorney Helen Rogers says the courts ought to stay away from these kinds of decisions.
“How would a court decide between baptizing a Presbyterian and a Methodist or a Catholic,” Rogers asked. She wondered whether a court could step in and order the child of a Muslim and a Jew to attend a synagogue or a mosque. The problem, she said, is that the standard parenting plan in Tennessee orders many parents to mediation if they can’t jointly decide on major decisions involving religious upbringing. If they can’t agree even after mediation, she said, it ultimately means that a court has to decide.
Why does the state have ANY say on how or where a child should be brought up, or baptized? To me, that is a complete violation of personal liberty.. personal RELIGIOUS liberty!
“The bigger kind of global look at this is should religious decision-making be a private matter or should it be something that a court orders to begin with,” Rogers asked.
That would be a ‘definitely NOT!”
However, Amundsen said the courts are only following state law, which says the courts have to consider religious upbringing when it comes to parental decision making.
Both attorneys said it’s not unusual for parents to disagree on religious upbringing.
Why are the courts involved, at all, in ‘parental decision making’? Someone got their head screwed on wrong, and forgot that the parents have the final say in their kids’ upbringing?
If the mother is convicted, she could face up to 20 days in jail and a $100 fine.
She can’t undo the baptism, and daddy should pull his head out of his hinder, and let it drop. The kids are more important than him and his desires. Yeah, I understand he wanted to be involved, but shouldn’t the salvation of his children come before his wants? Seems to me, that’s what mom’s concern was when she took this action. Unless, of course, it was to get back at him for some reason, which has been known to happen on a regular basis. Women can be quite vindictive. Then again, so can men. There is no mention of whether or not the kids wanted to be baptized, and really, shouldn’t THAT be the first consideration, of both the parents, and (*gritting teeth*) the courts? Seems to me that neither the court or the dad are considering what would happen to the kids if mom spends 20 days in jail. As for the fine? Well, I’d be happy to take up a collection if it comes to that!
Former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering from heart transplant surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia, a spokeswoman said Saturday evening.
In 2010, Cheney had a left ventricular assist device implanted for treatment of end-stage heart failure. The former vice president has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months.
Though he and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift, the spokeswoman also said.
I was under the impression that no one is suppose to know who the donor is, right? Oh well. Sending many prayers to Mr VP and his family. Here’s hoping he’ll have a really speedy recovery.
You realize, of course, if ObamaCare was in play, there is no way a 71 year old man would have been able to get a heart transplant. On my even more cynical side, I wonder how many on the left will be making their usual nasty remarks, wishing for death, etc. We know it’s coming…that’s just the type of people (?) they are…why should we expect anything different from them now?
Why is it necessary for the Tennessee Legislators to introduce bills that requires driver’s license exams to be in English? That should be a given, considering that is what we speak! HOUSE BILL 454 and SENATE BILL 10 do just that, but I have to ask, since the House Bill was introduced in December of 2010, why has this not been passed and signed into law? I realize that gubmint moves really slow, unless they are sucking money out of our pockets, then they can get things moving in at the speed of light. Common sense law? Meh….not so much!