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It’s been a year since I had seen him. I went up to Drinking Right’s Christmas party last January, and saw many friends, and made a few news ones. It was a great time!
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a DR: Lakeside edition in August as usual, because of well, none of your business, and I wasn’t able to make it to this year’s DR Christmas party due to health issues. So, the last time I saw him…. January 2012. Now, I will never see him again. Nor will any of the other people who loved and admired Steve, The Asian Badger.
If you didn’t know him, know of him, or never read his blog back when he was writing, you missed a great deal. This was a man whose heart was HUGE. He was a pilot. He flew sick kids and their families to where they needed to go for treatment. Thanks to him, many were saved. Unfortunately, he also lost a few. But he gave with a heart than only many of us wish we had, and will never achieve.
Goodbye my friend. You will be sorely missed. I am VERY angry with you for leaving us, and pray that God will grant you the peace you seek.
…Unborn Victims of Abortion
I did not write this poem. As noted, it was written by Cameo! Found on FB and was so beautiful, felt it needed to be shared!
twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“this is heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“come now my children, let me show you around.”
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”
A Wisconsin father of nine says he will abide by a judge’s order not to have any more children until he can show he can provide for them, according to a report by The Raw Story.
Corey Curtis, who fathered the children with six women, has been behind on child support payments and was ordered by a judge on Monday to not have any more kids until he could pay for them.
Curtis owes nearly $100,000 in back child support and interest, according to Racine County prosecutors.
In sentencing the 44-year-old father Monday in Racine County Circuit Court for failing to pay support, Judge Tim Boyle lamented that he didn’t have the authority to order sterilization for Curtis.
“Common sense dictates you shouldn’t have kids you can’t afford,” the judge said.
I hate to state the obvious, but the judge is right in his statement. If you can’t afford to support the child/children you already have, keep it zipped! But it’s not just males who are responsible, the females are equally ‘guilty’ of not using any common sense. Children are expensive. And yes, they are a blessing as well, but seriously, if you can’t afford them, if you aren’t ready to do without for yourself, and give to the support of those kids, cross your flippin’ legs, and say oh HELL no!
Imagine a person typing on a laptop in an airport. A common sight in today’s world of telecomputing.
Across the way at a gate, a passenger getting ready to board a plane suddenly grabs his chest and collapses.
The businessman closes his laptop and walks away, disappearing down the concourse as a crowd starts to surround the dying man.
What sounds like something out of a spy movie is very possible in real life.
IT experts have reported recently that implanted medical devices could be endangering the lives of the people who have them. They say that the devices are not properly secured and are vulnerable to attack by hackers armed with only a laptop and easily available computer components.
Oh, that’s just freakin’ peachy! Someone wants to mess with my internal mp3 player? Nice people, eh? Don’t people have something better to do, like….oh…I dunno….pull their heads out of their hinders? Just for starters!!!
Nation-states and terrorists already have the will to commit murder and have exercised it many times. Using a laptop as the weapon of choice in an assassination attempt also has the added benefit of looking innocuous.
As one audience member of the Breakpoint Conference put it, “There’s no muzzle flash with a laptop.”
Yeah… while we’re at it…how about we give them even more ideas how to mess with us….creating more dead bodies. Well, I’m not planning on flying anywhere in the near, or distant, future.
Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?”
“Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who portrayed villainous oil baron J.R. Ewing at the center of the popular prime-time soap from 1978 until 1991.
An estimated 300 million viewers in 57 countries had seen J.R. get shot by an unseen assailant, a season-ending plot twist that is credited with popularizing the cliffhanger in television series.
Hagman, who became a television star in the 1960s starring in the sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie,” died Friday at a Dallas hospital, said a spokesman for actress Linda Gray, his longtime co-star on “Dallas.” He was 81.
I have to admit, I stopped watching Dallas after a couple of years. I lived there, I didn’t need to, and following a soap opera is time consuming. Although, the Mr did get me watching the ‘come back’…with the kids all growed up, just as scheming and deceptive as their parents. I was a bigger fan of “I Dream of Jeanie”. Hey… I was a lot younger then. As a young’un, I found it fascinating the he was Peter Pan‘s son. Hey… I told you… I was a KID!
Rest in peace.
…Need to Stop Accusing Republicans of Extremism
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, said Thursday on ABC’s “The View” stem cell research change her husband’s mind on abortion.
“He could not have, on his conscience, creating human life for experimentation,” Ann Romney said. “That’s when he came out saying he was pro life. I think we all have to understand this is an issue that is so tender and there are people on both sides of the issue, with very good conscience, coming with a different opinion.”
Mitt Romney said he fully supported abortion rights when he ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002.
It occurs to me that there are many people, especially on the left, who have never had a serious life changing event. When you all of a sudden get that “EUREKA” moment, and you realize you have been WRONG about something. It seems to me that Mitt Romney had one of those life altering moments in his position on abortion.
I know many people, myself included, who once bought into the idea that abortion was ok. I never really believed in it, but was of the mind that it wasn’t up to me to tell someone else what to do with their bodies. Then it hit me….it wasn’t THEIR bodies we were talking about…it was someone elses body, a human being, with all the human being parts, that were being ripped to shreds.
How ever Governor Romney got to his decision, I’m glad he did. I just wish more people would have the sense and decency to realize…these are CHILDREN that are being murdered…not a lump of cells…created by God in His own image. How many Albert Einsteins, Booker T Washingtons, Ludwig von Beethovens, Marie Curies, Frederick Douglas’, Louis Pasteurs, George Washington Carvers, Jonas Salks, Charles Martin Halls, and Frederick M Jones’ have been lost to the butchers who pass themselves off as ‘doctors’? Which of you ‘lump of cells’ females slaughtered the child who would grow up to find a cure for cancer, childhood diabetes, or become the teacher who opens young minds to all the possibilities?
Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described “nerdy” engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved U.S. pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with the first step on the moon.
The modest man who entranced and awed people on Earth has died. He was 82.
Armstrong died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement from his family said. It didn’t say where he died.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions. His first words after setting foot on the surface are etched in history books and in the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said.
There are moments in your life that you will always remember. Events that shaped the world, and you, to some extent or another. Those events, if you are as old, or older, than I am, you will likely remember long after you forget your kid’s name. Things like, Elvis being drafted, watching John Glenn circle the earth for the first time, the Cuban missile crisis, where you were, and who you were with, when you heard that JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King had been shot. In more recent years, what you were doing when you heard about Reagan getting shot, 9/11, etc.
One of those pivotal moments in my life was Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. I had just gotten home from a date when my dad told us to hurry up…come into the den and watch! We sat there spellbound. To actually SEE a human being take the first step on that thing we took for granted being in the sky? It was one of those “Oh wow!” moments that I’ll never forget. Just me, my dad, and the boyfriend of the time. They have both since passed on, my dad and the boyfriend, and now, one of those heroes from my past is gone as well. I didn’t realize it would affect me in such an emotional manner, but I guess it’s one of those times when you realize that you really are moving on towards the end.
We had such high hopes back then for a bright future, with more space exploration to come. A great many advancements came from those space programs (other than Tang), but I’m sad to say, we didn’t go near as far as we could have, or should have, to our great shame.
Now, our space program includes wanting to make Muslims feel better about themselves? Yes, we do have the Curiosity roaming around Mars, but we should have had a base there by now, along with one on the moon, and a functional space station…or more than one, actually.
Many prayers with the family at this time. Perhaps Armstrong’s achievements will encourage kids to look toward the future, and the stars.
Comedienne Phyllis Diller dies in Los Angeles at 95
Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned comedienne who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.
“She died peacefully in her sleep and with a smile on her face,” her longtime manager, Milton Suchin, told The Associated Press.
Diller, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999, was found by her son, Perry Diller. The cause of her death has not been released.
She was a staple of nightclubs and television from the 1950s — when female comics were rare indeed — until her retirement in 2002. Diller built her stand-up act around the persona of the corner-cutting housewife (“I bury a lot of my ironing in the back yard”) with bizarre looks, a wardrobe to match (by “Omar of Omaha”) and a husband named “Fang.”
It’s kind of difficult to realize that all the comedic icons on your youth are dying away. It was like a ritual for whole the family to gathert around the black and white tv, watching the comics on the Ed Sullivan Show, and so many others variety type shows. These were class acts who didn’t need to use four lettered words to get a laugh. Now days, it’s almost impossible to find a comedienne who can’t get through one sentence without throwing in so many unnecessary words. Nope…they just don’t make ‘em like this lady anymore, mores the pity.
Rest in peace!
HUGE H/T to The Bunker for this video! I’m not Catholic, but it seems to me that many of the issues covered in this video could be applied to many denominations these days. It is well worth your time. If you are Catholic, then you might want to rethink giving money to support the CCHD. The actions of this organization, and other like it, are contrary to the Word of God, and the faith of ALL Christians!
Legendary television actor Andy Griffith, who made a name for himself with his self-titled comedy “The Andy Griffith Show” and later on the long-running series “Matlock,” has died at the age of 86.
Griffith was rushed to a North Carolina hospital by an EMS team after they were called to his Roanoke home Tuesday morning. Judy Panitch, a rep for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to where the actor donated a great deal of time and funds, confirmed the news to Fox411 Tuesday.
The details surrounding the cause of his death were not immediately available.
No Time For Sergeants, The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock….these are things I grew up with, an it’s difficult to realize your childhood is so totally gone, but each time one of those from the big and little screen dies, it comes back to remind us what once was, and will be no more.
Like most of the ‘right’, I was actually shocked, and appalled, to find out Mr Griffith was a flaming lib. But that doesn’t diminish his role in our formative years. It’s a shame more dads weren’t like Sheriff Andy, and more lawyers aren’t more like the ethical Matlock. It’s also a shame that people in Hollywood think because they play pretend roles, they are so much smarter than the rest of us, even though the majority of them don’t have enough sense to deal with the issues in their own lives, yet want to aid the government in taking control of yours. Odd. Very odd!
I do wish him peace, and offer prayers for his family. May they find solace.