Tuesday, August 31, 2010
More from the article "Kip Hawley, the former Transportation Security administrator, said it is not unusual to find items like watches and cell phones bound together on flights to countries like Yemen. He said this would always catch the screener's eye. In 2007, TSA alerted screeners that suspicious items found at U.S. airports may indicate that terrorists were conducting dry runs. Screeners are deliberately on the lookout for such items." YA THINK?
Do YOU ever carry box cutters and knives and multiple cell phones and watches taped together when YOU'RE traveling to Yemen?
I just wondered.
Most of you know that Glenn Beck tried for a very long time to get a 'fly over' of jets in formation allowed over his rally......well, it was a 'no go' from the powers that be, but a much more important Power seems to have had other thoughts and they got their fly over just minutes before the rally started:
Monday, August 30, 2010
It was not clear what prompted the remarks by Democrat Party heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa at a political seminar, in which he otherwise paid tribute to Americans' commitment to democracy, saying it was something Japan should learn from.
"I like Americans, but they are somewhat monocellular," the former Democratic Party leader said. "When I talk with Americans, I often wonder why they are so simple-minded.""I don't think Americans are very smart, but I give extremely high credit for democracy and choices by its people," he said. "They chose a black president for the first time in U.S. history," adding that he thought once that would never be possible.
Ah, yes, voting for someone's race...And he thinks WE'RE simple minded!?
Why Italians pass their handguns down through the family.
An old Italian man is dying.
He calls his grandson to his bedside... " Guido, I wan' you lissina me. I wan' you to take-a my chrome plated .38 revolver so you will always remember me."
But grandpa, I really don't like guns. How about you leave me your Rolex watch instead?"
"You lissina me, boy. Somma day you gonna be runna da business, you gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big-a home and maybe a couple of bambinos.
Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed with another man...
Whatta you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, 'Time's Up'?"
Sunday, August 29, 2010
- Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
- He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
- He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
- His truth is marching on. CHORUS:
- Glory, glory, hallelujah!
- Glory, glory, hallelujah!
- His truth is marching on.
- I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
- They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
- I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
- His day is marching on. CHORUS
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on." CHORUS
- He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
- He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
- Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
- Our God is marching on. CHORUS
- In the beauty of the lillies Christ was born across the sea,
- With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
- As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
- While God is marching on. CHORUS
- He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
- He is Wisdom to the mighty, He is Succour to the brave,
- So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of Time His slave,
- Our God is marching on. CHORUS
Have a blessed Sunday.........have trust.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
On the other hand, "UNITY" was the song a beautiful Black singer sang at the Glenn Beck Rally...the lyrics included words like "we're all part of God's world....." All Beck did most of the 3 hours was talk about how we must come together, to remind us that we are all 'created equal', we have to love our neighbors.......
Which is the 'side' that really wants to put aside differences? Ya, I think so, too. That's my kind of dream. I think it was Dr. King's, too.
Apparently, he's a 'racist', did YOU know that? Ya, the guy who spent weeks showing how much our BLACK FOUNDING FATHERS did for America, celebrating their contributions to our country, etc. , is a racist. Yes, the guy who so many Conservative Black leaders (like Dr. Martin Luther King's niece) are holding up is (shhhh) ...racist.
He's also a 'self-promoter', did you know THAT? Yup...because he's trying to do something for this country that the left doesn't understand, the leftwing media seems to think he's duped all of us jerks who apparently MUST have no education and no common sense and no ability to see through people (yes, I'm being sarcastic, of course), and....(shhh!) we're all being taken to the cleaners by this guy.
Well, please watch Saturday morning on CSPAN......and pray for his safety as it appears he's been threatened:
"Malik Zulu Shabazz: (from the link):I am aware of it, and that Glenn Beck should not be allowed to have this rally. Glenn Beck is a sneaky little devil, and he does sneaky things, and tries to portray that he’s really not the neo-racist that he really is. And for him to go and to secure the Lincoln Memorial on Dr. King’s birthday will meet not only opposition from civil rights leaders, but it’s going to meet direct opposition from the New Black Panther Party."Pray for the safety of Glenn Beck, for all those who attend, and for the safety of all those buses coming from across the country, etc. He's trying to restore HONOR in America....you DO remember when we had honor, don't you, the media made that a thing of the past when they gave up "who, what, when, where, and why?" and turned to "because that's how we want you to think it is." It might take some doing to bring honor back to any arena of American life, not just journalism. Pray hard.
Apparently, if you don't agree with the leftwing of this country, you deserve insult (the whole article, linked in the top lines, is QUITE an eye opener and I encourage you to read it)and possible physical harm. And people insult Beck for wanting AMERICA BACK? wow.
Now, please watch THIS VIDEO at Mustang's blog......it's fabulous and will cheer you up, I promise!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Who was the president who kept telling you and me that "you can keep your private insurance if you want to?"
Hint: One was Obama the other was ME :-)
This STINKS... It's times like this I hate to have been right.
You'd have to have been on ACID not to know this would happen.......was the whole Left on Acid?
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Well, it turns out the slasher is "Michael Enright (who) once volunteered with a group that promotes interfaith tolerance and has supported a proposal for a mosque near ground zero.." Wait...does that mean those of us who do not support the proposed mosque near ground zero, on grounds of sensitivity to Americans and nothing else, do NOT "promote interfaith tolerance"? REALLY? :-)
Check this out:
"NEW YORK – Michael Enright once volunteered with a group that promotes interfaith tolerance and has supported a proposal for a mosque near ground zero — an experience distinctly at odds with what authorities say happened inside a city taxi.."
So, this guy supports religious tolerance so he must be a liberal (sarcasm here) so this just might be a sign of LEFTWING Islamophobia? WOW. :-)
"The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based advocacy group, condemned the attack and said that anti-Islam sentiment has bubbled up with new fervor amid the debate about the downtown mosque, and that it's leading to more bias incidents"
"In addition to the cab driver stabbing, in recent days a mosque in Madera, Calif., has been vandalized." One mosque out of hundreds. But..but.......churches are vandalized quite often. So was an office down the street here a week or so ago........??
Some, by the way, think REPUBLICANS HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS!
It's ALL the fault of REPUBLICANS who URGE the knifing of Muslims!? GeeeeZ!
(by the way, subsequent witnesses have not mentioned that the slasher asked if the driver was a muslim. I think that was wishful thinking on the media's part)
I guess you just can't condemn Conservatives enough for not feeling that a muslim mosque/center near Ground Zero hallowed grounds is insensitive. It's all our fault there's all this backlash, not the fault of the Imam who won't stop standing his ground. It's all our fault. Again.
Only very slightly off topic: On the radio yesterday, I heard about Sharif El Gamal, who plunked down $4.5 cash for the Burlington Coat Factory and still owns it now and he's promoting the Center because "The community wants this" Everything I read was pretty damning and smacked of something odd because most waiters (the MSNBC article forgets to mention that he was a waiter until 2002) don't get many million dollars worth of property within 8 years, paying cash for many of them. Here is the Love story from MSNBC. HERE is a more accurate account. So, who's behind HIM?
Thanks to Elmer's Brother for his help in preparing this Post..
"Mohammed, guess what, the NYC Imam is saying that Americans really do love us and it's only that scum rightwing that doesn't! He said they're going to build a mosque celebrating Islam in New York City (ya, of COURSE it's the place that we celebrate 911..don't interrupt me, you poor excuse for a camel's cousin!) and some rightwing dopes were against it, but the government and their media is convincing everyone that objection to the mosque is hateful bigotry and that Republicans are all hateful (remember that Bush who freed Iraqis from our brother Saddam was a Republican).....
Man, the Imam is playing them like a fine violin! He knows their Constitution very well while their own president's going against it in so many ways! He even got Obama to pay $16,000 for his trip while he apologizes to us about American hatred .... I mean, where the hell does it say in the Constitution of America that Americans should pay to build bridges between them and us! See what I MEAN? This guy is just plain GREAT! AND he's even got them to agree to paying for getting islamic sites back in shape around the world....Can you IMAGINE what any Arab country would do if Americans asked us to refurbish rubbles of churches? Churches in rubble is our goal! HAHA HAHA!! This thing's all part of the Imam's joyful story; he says America's left are such weenies that they'll do ANYTHING to help muslims now...look, muslims killed THEM and they're apologizing to US and doing great things for us, WHAT A COUNTRY! Ya, ya, ya.........it's true, believe me...!!. Heck, what's not to believe> ...America's turned into a country which gives its enemies dates for when they're leaving a war! IMAGINE?"
Sorry I didn't get it all......they started whispering after they noticed me listening....this is a rough translation because my Arabic is VERY rusty, but I gave it a try. Plus, it was a long trip from Taif and I'm tired. See what I do for my blogger buddies? :-)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.
That includes $76,000 for a 16th century mosque in China, $67,000 for a mosque in Pakistan, $77,000 to restore minarets in Nigeria and Mauritania, and $50,000 for an Islamic Monument in India.
But that's a fraction of the total in the 2010 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, which also will fund projects to restore Christian and Buddhist sites as well as museums, forts and palaces.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. program to restore Islamic and other cultural sites abroad is money well spent.
As my buddy Mike added sarcastically in an email..."Of course there is no "separation of church and state" issue here."
Think that we should be spending money on things like this in these economic times, or ANY times?
NEW INFORMATION: Let me add that I'm hearing now on FOX THIS INFORMATION: a waiter in 2002 plunked down $4.8 million dollars in CASH for the Burlington Coat Factory which will become the infamous muslim cultural center and mosque. I took notes as I listened, but Googled and the information is in my link...you won't want to miss this.
Is this the kind of man who won't crack when questioned? Or do you think the truth will now come out about who's backing this thing?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Did YOU know that anyone against the mosque is just a 'CABLE TV' nut who doesn't understand that CABLE TV is "just using the mosque situation for ratings"?
Did you know that, according to Fareed Zakaria, that he had an "intelligent and informed" discussion re the mosque, unlike "the screaming and misinformation on CABLE TV?" ( I guess he didn't notice CNN is CABLE, too, huh? Or that that "cable TV" station has BOTH sides represented...I'm not sure CNN even knows HOW to do that?)
Did you know this mosque controversy just 'Fits the ARGUMENT CULTURE of CABLE TV", according to Margaret Carlson on Howard Kurtz's show which is also ON "CABLE TV"!? (but that 'argument culture' isn't HIM, of course!)
Did you know they're not calling it a mosque anymore but an "Islamic Center with a 'prayer room'"? That was Fareed Zakaria but it's the new leftwing meme this morning on all the leftwing news now.
Did you know there are also those on "the other CABLE TV" "news" who are now comparing one prayer room at the Pentagon to the 13 story islamic culture center and mosque near 9/11? "How COULD the Right approve the Pentagon's prayer room and be so angry at THIS project in NYC?!" :-)
Did you know that CAIR and other advocates (media, etc.) have given up the moniker CORDOBA INITIATIVE because, well heck, the last time there was a Cordoba Initiative was in Spain in the year 711 and the initiative worked in converting Spaniards to Islam, killing Christians to achieve that goal, we can't have people remembering THAT, so now it's referred by the Park51 name.
Did you realize all of that? Or are you just too stupid, as the leftwing press suggests?
CABLE TV is now the buzzword for FOX, check it out; that's been what the leftwing news now refers to FOX as. Maybe they're so bugged by FOX's ratings that they won't say FOX anymore? Just a guess on my part because CABLE TV has been said over the last couple of weeks, and was said so much Sunday morning so much, with the very clear inferences to FOX, that it got me giggling!
Also, according to Juan Williams, "the RIGHTWING is just Politicizing" the situation of the mosque. He says it's only Sarah Palin and Gingrich who've led people into not wanting the mosque there, that Harry Reid and Howard Dean are only complaining of the location. Oops, wait, that's what Palin and Gingrich are complaining about, but facts won't get in ol' Juan's way.
I have not seen ONE Conservative or Liberal use LEGALITY as a reason to stop the mosque; anybody older than 4 years old knows it's perfectly within any religion's right to build a house of worship on any land they own and I'm really getting tired of this being used as the red herring excuse by the leftwingers. This is NOT about LEGALITIES, this is about DECENCY, the FEELINGS OF SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS.... including ALL of us in the family of America. Yet, no matter how much Conservatives say that, the leftwing just keeps up the ridiculous red herring, just keep blowing the smoke, keep the masses dumb and hating the Right.
BUT, you see, we're all BIGOTS who watch too much CABLE TV and should understand that no muslims wish us harm and the Imam is a wonderful man whom our government trusts and we've all just got to get over it, folks. BUT, even liberal columnist Judith Miller asks "Why is nobody at the White House responding to my questions of why this Imam has been sent to Europe, to the tune of $16,000...why can't we know what he's doing there?" Indeed, why don't we? The left's waking up. Some of them. Of course, the timing of this Imam's trip could not have been better...get him out of town NOW, he won't have to answer questions, and make sure muslims throughout the world know we are SO SO SORRY. (about...?)
THE MOSQUE is being used against the RIGHT now, folks....Calls of rightwing RACISM didn't work, the harangue of "Republicans want to get rid of your social security" didn't work........and the mosque situation is mostly backfiring, too, because of "CABLE TV" God bless Cable TV....at least the FOX part of it. Sure, we all know lots of Independents depend on liberal news for REAL news and they probably do think this drive against the mosque is all a rightwing conspiracy, but most people are waking up, don't you think?
I'm TIRED of apologizing for watching the only cable TV with all sides constantly represented. I'm tired of being made to feel they're right and we are wrong. I'm tired of the demeaning...are you? It's EVERYWHERE...misinformation, insults, demeaning language..........
Last week, I was involved in an email conversation about the mosque between some people who don't know each other but got sent a lot of information from a friend in common. Suddenly, a leftwinger ended it be emailing all on the list that "FOX is for SHEEPLE and we need to educate ourselves. FOX is entertainment." Where do they GET OFF? I can't imagine the hubris of writing everyone, conservatives and liberals, what I think of CNN and MSNBC, and all the networks..I'd just never DO that.
Monday, Rick Sanchez on CNN asked a correspondent about Arizona's JD Hayworth..."he is SO STUPID" He got a BIG laugh fromSanchez and the RICK'S LIST crew behind the cameras......"Ya, I AGREE!!" Sanchez guffaws back. I've never heard anybody on FOX call anybody STUPID. But, FOX is the bigoted, unkind, biased reportage.???
When did the whole Right side of America become QUITE so reviled, quite so written off?
This is a new America. We are to believe in OBAMA and his form of governance...we are to believe people cannot make it on their own, we are to believe that the Constitution is a work in progress and, if the left doesn't like it, it's ignored, we're to believe that little fish come before human beings, that killing babies is a right, that changing marriage so two men can wed after thousands of years is a good idea, that Christian are nothing but bigots and hate mongers.............
We are to believe WE ARE WRONG......IF YOU ARE A CONSERVATIVE, YOU ARE WRONG....taught in our schools, constantly in print and the television networks and every film and TV show which bothers to mention politics, in every social controversy, in everything........YOU ARE WRONG.
What do we do? The rightwing gets pretty vociferous, too, but they just can't be right because Ann Coulter has a prickly edge, Rush Limbaugh can be a blowhard, Hannity is stupid, Glenn Beck's overly emotional and wrong, ...you know the drill. They set it UP, people......they set it up where anything the Right does is WRONG now. YOU know it, I know it.
SO, what do we do? Tell me. Thanks...
Then go listen to THIS VIDEO for a great laugh and some lessons Americans could learn from..at Born Again America's blog!
(UNEDITED)President Obama's finance team is recommending a transaction tax. His plan is to sneak it in after the November election to keep it under the radar. This is a 1% tax on all transaction at any financial institution i. e. Banks, Credit Unions, extra. Any deposit you make, or move around within your account, i. e. transfer to, will have a 1% tax charged. If your pay check or your social Security or whatever is direct deposit, 1% tax charged. If you hand carry a check in to deposit, 1% tax charged, If you take cash in to deposit, 1% tax charged.This is from the man who promised that if you make under $250,000 per year, you will not see one penny of new tax.
Keep your eyes and ears open, you will be amazed at what you learn. Lee Hoecherl .........Washington Terrace.
Z: I found that some Republicans loved this idea, too...What do YOU THINK?
(thanks Priscilla, for forwarding this info to me) Z
Monday, August 23, 2010
(Okay, I lied: now you have to read my post as a gift to me for pointing out the Taranto article:-):
Well, Reuters ALMOST got it right. Protesters Sunday marched for and against the 'cultural center and mosque', as Reuters put it.........but then they mention the center includes a "prayer room"...Wait, is the inference there IS no mosque? They said 'mosque' but then there is a 'prayer room'.........What happened to the MOSQUE part?
And, they 'forgot' to mention there were approximately 500 people against the mosque and 250 marching for it. I Googled to better find how many were there but only one article I found said the numbers above...all the others said "Several hundred" as if it were even. One account said 200 for the 'counter-demonstrators' and NO number for the 'demonstrators'(against the mosque) One estimate said 1000 against the mosque, 75 for, and heck, if the leftwing media can exaggerate the numbers down, why the heck can't we exaggerate them UP? Oh, I forgot...we're not THEM.
Gee, you just have to stay ON the media, don't you? (check out the humor below, it cracked me up! We need laughs these days..)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, "People, people we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"
On another flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."
On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings.. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."
"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."
"Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport , a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"
After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo , a flight attendant on a flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."
From a Kulula employee: " Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth . To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."
"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one small child, pick your favourite."
Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."
"Your seats cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."
"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.."
And from the pilot during his welcome message: "Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"
Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town : The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."
Overheard on a Kulula flight into Cape Town , on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"
Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing:
"We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."
An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline. He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment.
Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?"
"Why, no Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?" The little old lady said,
"Did we land, or were we shot down?"
OBAMA: So, I'm rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place,
I went to a Catholic school in a Muslim country. So that, one of the churches I met, or one of the churches that I became involved in was Trinity United Church of Christ. And the pastor there, Jeremiah Wright, became a good friend. So I joined that church and committed myself to Christ in that church.OBAMA:
Well, my pastor [Jeremiah Wright] is certainly someone who I have an enormous amount of respect for.
I have a number of friends who are ministers. Reverend Meeks is a close friend and colleague of mine in the state Senate. Father Michael Pfleger is a dear friend, and somebody I interact with closely.FALSANI: Those two will keep you on your toes.
OBAMA: And they're good friends.I think there is an enormous danger on the part of public figures to rationalize or justify their actions by claiming God's mandate. ...And to that extent, I give the public a lot of credit. I'm always stuck by how much common sense the American people have. They get confused sometimes, watch FoxNews or listen to talk radio. That's dangerous sometimes. But generally, Americans are tolerant and I think recognize that faith is a personal thing, and they may feel very strongly about an issue like abortion or gay marriage, but if they discuss it with me as an elected official they will discuss it with me in those terms and not, say, as 'you call yourself a Christian.' I cannot recall that ever happening. (Z: From here on in, my computer would not print my words unless they were in red, which really got me curious, but after spending almost 20 minutes doing all I could not to have to resort to the red ink, that's what it is...sorry!)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
“Cordoba was the first European city conquered by a Muslim army (in 711). Then a mosque was built there, and the rest of Spain was conquered“. This quote is from the POST written by Mr. Navon and previously linked HERE.
It is no coincidence that this mosque is slated to include the name Cordoba.
The debate surrounding the building of this mosque is centered on freedom of religion and legality. Neither of these is the issue. The issue is motive and the symbolism of declaring victory by essentially dancing on the graves of innocents murdered in the name of Islam. Would anyone stand for the vandalizing of a loved one’s grave?
Now, to the advance of Islam and the appeasement and capitulation to the Islamists: this is what Mayor Bloomberg is guilty of. If freedom of religion were the overriding issue, the city of New York would not have stalled the rebuilding of the Greek Orthodox Church near ground zero and this site for the mosque.
As for the President’s position, we have to remember that Obama himself stated in one of his books that, "if things turn ugly, I’ll stand with the muslims". I think he knows and understands exactly what this mosque will stand for. This is not appeasement or naivete. It's pretty clear to me that Obama has no love for America, but for Islam? I think so.
Furthermore, those on the left have chosen to align themselves with Islam. Indirectly perhaps, but aligned just the same. What the left may not realize is that the Islamists are using them as well.
Thanks, Pris... Your last line is particularly true, in my opinion.
ROBERT SNYDER Jr.
Robert W. Snyder, Jr. 1947 ~ 2010. Bob left us on June 19th after a day of doing what he loved, sailing the BJ at Soldier Creek with good friends and family. Bob was born September 2, 1947, .......(Z: I had the whole obit here but decided it's kind of personal and none of our business, really...............) HERE is why I had to post this, it came at the end of the information regarding his US NAVY service, marriage, children's names, etc:
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Bob's humorous outlook on life, please feel free to make contributions to whoever may be running against Obama in 2012.
TRUE ! Check Oplin-Hoopes Funeral Home link: http://www.olpinhoopes.com/web/index.php?option=com_facileforms&Itemid=39&id=300
Friday, August 20, 2010
The White House said it was hoping for a news-free trip, but shortly after the president arrived, he announced a series of recess appointments. He filled four diplomatic and agency jobs under a temporary authority he gains while Congress is on recess, and he blamed Republicans for forcing him to bypass the normal confirmation process.
"At a time when our nation faces so many pressing challenges, I urge members of the Senate to stop playing politics with our highly qualified nominees, and fulfill their responsibilities of advice and consent," the president said in a statement. "Until they do, I reserve the right to act within my authority to do what is best for the American people." (Z: if you're hoping for a NEWS-FREE TRIP, don't make sneaky appointments. And, PLEASE, maybe some in the Senate don't feel your nominees are 'highly qualified', ever think of that? Or must EVERYTHING be a slam to the Republicans, everything's another campaign dig? Maybe the Republicans are just plain dead set against the people you're appointing, how's that 'forcing him to bypass'? Why can't THEIR wishes be respected? What's he putting in there, another...Van Jones, for example? The translation of his quote is "Look, there are guys I like that they don't, so I'm sneaking them in this way......sorry they made me do it" WHAT?)
Here's another gem from the article:
Martha's Vineyard has previously played host not only to Obama, but also two other presidents, Bill Clinton and Ulysses S. Grant. It has been a traditional gathering point for affluent African-Americans, and Obama visited even before he was elected the country's first black president in 2008.
Z: Imagine if the media'd said about a Bush trip to Kennebunkport "It has been a traditional gathering point for affluent White Americans...." ? A slightly different impression might be made, huh? :-) So, tell me again why leftwingers think Americans have suddenly become so racially conscious again? Tell me again who's leading that call? Why CARES if Martha's Vineyard, home to Carly Simon and so many other WHITE celebs is suddenly deemed a "traditional gathering point for affluence African-Americans"? And, really, can't a black president go anywhere without a racial explanation from our media?
Thanks to friends and fellow bloggers LA SUNSETT and LESLIE for this fantastic video. SEND THIS AROUND, folks! People need to see this...Black America speaks in ways our leftwingers and media simply can't accept and won't publicize . Great stuff. Enjoy.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
FIDEL CASTRO OBAMA '08
I thought "What a put down, if that isn't perfect and funny....!" then I realized "Wait, you live in California, maybe this is legitimate and the owners of the truck think that's a compliment to Obama!"
What do you think?
If you think this is just another birth certificate video, don't watch it (it's not) However, please read for my main point down below!
I'm a bit tired of the Obama birth certificate question and know that courts are overturning the many lawsuits and that Hawaii closed their records to future requests for information, so nobody will probably be able to prove anything one way or the other but I also feel this video is very compelling. I will say that I think Michelle's saying that Kenya's Obama's homeland isn't as indicative as some might think. I know Armenians born here who say their homeland is Armenia, I'm sure Germans who might suggest their homeland is Germany only because it's the home of their ancestors, it depends on how one uses the term 'homeland'. I also think that some of Obama's statements can be taken two ways, BUT, one thing bugs me every time I hear it and it's when he talks about when Islam "...WAS REVEALED.." "REVEALED?" That's a very islamic-faith specific thing and it seems odd to me coming from a man who's lived most of his life in America. The terminology is SO Islamic, something an American wouldn't say, you know?
I post this, however, because as I listened it and got to thinking again of Democrat lawyer Philip Berg, one of the attorneys who's brought a lawsuit questioning the citizenship of Obama, I thought of other good American Democrats and how they don't see a problem even though there is SO MUCH evidence that should at least be looked into on this subject. I know the far left, whoever Obama's puppet-masters are, felt they could dupe the Right with the Alinsky-style intimidation and insults so nothing we say can sound sensible as it's presented by the media ("birthers", etc.), SO, doesn't it stand to reason they felt the same disdain for their fellow Democrats? Have Dems been duped as well?
Wouldn't you THINK that ONE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, one final proof of citizenship, could be presented that gives NO ONE DOUBT? I'm getting just a LITTLE BIT (okay, a LOT) tired of good Americans being regarded by this administration as silly and uninformed for asking questions, aren't you?
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The last legal hurdle to the proposed Islamic center near the site of the World Trade Center has been removed, but The unanimous vote Tuesday, Aug. 3, by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission means the building that currently occupies 45-47 Park Place can be torn down, clearing the way for ignorance, bigotry and politics are more formidable obstacles.Park51, a project known to its critics as the "Ground Zero Mosque." Criticism spans the gamut, from the ill-informed anguish of those who mistakenly view Islam as the malevolent force that brought down the towers to the ill-considered opportunism of right-wing politicians who see Islam as an easy target.Their cause is not helped when someone like Rauf finds himself being excoriated for some perceived reluctance to condemn Hamas and accused of being an extremist himself. If anything, this browbeating of a moderate Muslim empowers the narrative promoted by al-Qaeda: that the West loathes everything about Islam and will stop at nothing to destroy it.
I thought this the following statement was the cheapest and silliest shot in the article:
(Ironically, Islam's roots in New York City are in the area around the site of the World Trade Center, and they predate the Twin Towers: in the late 19th century, a portion of lower Manhattan was known as Little Syria and was inhabited by Arab immigrants — Muslims and Christians — from the Ottoman Empire.
TIME never mentions the point that so many victims' families are against it because they feel it's insensitive and want it moved and they don't say why they feel the imam's inability to label Hamas as a terrorist group is only "perceived".....but they sure do take this opportunity to disdain Gingrich.
Rauf and Khan have said Park51 — envisaged as a 15-story structure, including a mosque, cultural center and auditorium — will promote greater interfaith dialogue. The furor over the project only underlines how desperately it is needed.
REALLY? (If you want to read more, HERE is the article from TIME in which I found the above article through their link) If you want to read a good representation from the opposing side, please see THIS BLOG, which Mustang brought to my attention......Of course, that's a small blog and TIME is TIME and is seen by many more people, but........we can try to fight.
THIS JUST IN: Pelosi wants an investigation into those protesting the PARK51 project...by the way, when did the media stop calling it THE MOSQUE or MUSLIM CENTER or CORDOBA HOUSE, when people were starting to sour on it? Do you think they'll start investigating surviving family of those killed on 9/11? You? Me? WHOM?
Z ...thanks, Mustang and SilvrLady
The article says she excelled at every aspect of the West Point education. She's living under "don't ask, don't tell". She's going to see to it that it that gets repealed.
Katherine Miller says she "was troubled by the anti-gay attitudes of some around her." Would it be fair to ask her to clarify that statement before printing it? Did anybody ask her if it was really anti-gay (translation by leftwingers: "hate all gays") or just their opinions about gay marriage or the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy? Might that phrase be misleading in the way I suggest? And, don't others have the right to disagree anymore?
She's got it all going for her but she she wants to make love to women. Should she leave West Point? (I know I can trust you all to keep your comments respectful:-)
By the way, I watched a bit of Kathy Griffin on Larry King Live Tuesday night and she was on and on about gay marriage and how that's a CIVIL RIGHT (convince my black girlfriend, okay?) and spewing all of her viewpoints...and I thought "So, when's a person on the side against gay marriage get a chance to laugh and talk and insult her viewpoints!? And will it be a real stick-in-the-mud pastor who's not very articulate again?" How do we fight this stuff? The inference tonight between her and King was that Republicans hate gays and that they're the ONLY people who disagree with gay marriage, and it makes me see how beguiling the left is....how complicit, how they work so well together in painting a very different picture of America than what most Americans feel.... We need comedians, maybe not as debauched and nasty as Griffin, but people who give our other side's viewpoints...don't you think?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I thought this was worth blogging.....people will argue with him (especially because he's on PATRIOT TV, so he MUST be wrong, right? :-) ...but he's got the facts and he tells it like it is. Please remember AZ sheriff Paul Babeu in your prayers...he needs it. Talk about a patriot who's putting his life on the line for America.
"Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president's personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci."
HERE is the full article about the Maine vacation.....A special jet for their DOG? His economic speeches this week have a lot about how people are still suffering throughout this country and having to cut corners...I'd put aside a private jet for a dog long about now, wouldn't YOU? WOW. (Bow Wow)
Even I'm tired of ragging on Obama, believe it or not, but this stuff needs to make the mainstream media, in my opinion; People have a right to know. Don't you think?
Monday, August 16, 2010
I hate to post this, it was sent to me today, but I had to. This "Jew" in the piece says Israel is acting like Crusaders, that they're acting illegally, that Israeli children are taught only to hate Palestinians! NOTHING from the truer, other side at ALL. This Anti-Israel thing that's picking up in speed and strength recently seems odd to me JUST as muslims are pushing, pushing, and pushing more all over Western society and there's such a push to kick Christianity out of the public square.
There is so much misinformation in the video, given so very earnestly and with the smacking of self-righteous lips, it's staggering. I don't give a damn WHAT this jerk says in the video; Golda Meir was right:"Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us"
What do you think?
Even THAILAND'S laughing at Mrs. Obama.......and us, frankly; don't you love seeing Americans portrayed like "Brother, can you spare a dime?" Of course, I'm not sure if Thailand has heard that the Obama's redeemed themselves by suddenly deciding to pop down to Florida for a few days! The Obama people are saying he went to SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH THE GULF COAST FOLKS....and I'm SURE that's true, that this trip has NOTHING to do with Spain! (aren't YOU? heh heh~! :o))
Sunday, August 15, 2010
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.
For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.
So much beauty in the world.......The photos above are shots from Salzburg, Austria, taken by Ms Z, Mr. Z's daughter....... Have a VERY beautiful Sunday...put aside the worries and cares about our country and our world and concentrate on God's beautiful creations!
A friend sent me THIS LINK.....It's a wonderful site called GIVES ME HOPE and it's all about the real important beauty in the world....take a look, it'll cheer you up, I promise!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Alban called the other day and we arranged to have lunch today. He'd sounded a tad awkward on the phone, shy and maybe socially less outgoing than some, so I wasn't expecting too much other than being a good friend and filling my friends' son's Saturday with something to do for lunch.
Boy, was I wrong.
I tell you about him because he embodied something you don't see too much of anymore. I have great nephews, so I shouldn't be too surprised, but this kid was amazing. 19 years old, handsome, smart, funny, very insightful, thoughtful, a boy of faith, and pretty politically conservative.... I can't believe what a pleasant time I had with him. We talked about politics, faith, families, values, culture and sex! (okay, just two minutes on sex and it wasn't gratuitous, I assure you!!)
He said he was ashamed of the French World Cup soccer team (as any Frenchman should be!) because they seemed not to care about France....he said he knew it sounded racist but the minority players just didn't seem to put their love for France above their egos (and he added "that isn't racist, though, is it...we're just programmed now to think it is" !) . It touched me that a kid cares about his country so much BUT did show a good amount of understanding for the immigration problem and wasn't at all xenophobic.
He's just finished reading ANNA KARENINA and talked about how his friends ribbed him for reading a book on his own time (other than school) but how much he enjoyed the story. He told me his brothers and he have talked recently about what to tell their sister about guys and sex when she's old enough to date "we want to protect her," he said. That really touched me. He talked about baby sitting and how the parents these days let their kids do anything they want to and how glad he was that his parents had been strict with him and his siblings and "...I really should thank my dad and mom for this some day soon..." A 19 year old kid, pretty amazing, huh? He sounds like a 'goody two shoes' here but he wasn't at all.....Like he said "I do the cool things, too, with my friends, but I like to read and I like to stay on top of politics and......"
Other than his native French, he speaks excellent English and German and hopes to learn Chinese or Spanish next. He's starting his MBA program soon and even talked about how the elitist French school system rewarded the upper class kids (he's in it) but that maybe it should change to give every kid a better chance at a good job later.......
So, I wanted to tell you about him......I have to admit I felt badly because the world we're leaving these great kids isn't quite what we got, but it was sure nice to know there are kids like this out there. I just emailed his dad and mom.......and raved about him.
They deserve it.