Monday, September 30, 2013


Yahoo's replete with articles subtly and not-so-subtly blaming Republicans for everything bad with our economy and giving them the full blame for shutting down the government. No acknowledgment of the polling which shows most people really don't want Obama Care funded. (Anybody notice that Obama himself, previously angry at the term OBAMA CARE instead of AFFORDABLE CARE, called it OBAMA CARE the other day? the way, who's it 'affordable' to other than those of us taxes will go up to pay for?)

Some say EVERYBODY's going to suffer for this shut-down, many people say that's nuts, the last one hurt very little.

So, tell me................what's going to happen?   How worried are YOU?


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Faith Blog

I dismissed THE SHACK for years.........."What I hear about this book makes me think it's deceptive, and a kind of 'Christian Lite,"  I used to say.   Then a friend I really love and admire told me it was one of his favorite books and really changed his life and if he loaned it to me, would I read it?   And I did.  And he was right.   It's life changing.  It truly is.  I highly recommend it...........

have a blessed day.

Get the book!


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Happy Birthday!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Push! SMILE! Push! SMILE!???

  This is an article by Sunny Chanel for Yahoo.   I think she's right.  Do you?  

"Can you believe that?" the Today Show's Matt Lauer said in a state of awe on Monday's telecast. "You've just given birth to a baby and the cameras are there for the entire country and you turn and say 'Hi'?" 
Yeah, I can't believe it either, but that's just what happened to one Texas mom who allowed the Today Show's cameras into the delivery room as she gave birth to her daughter Hayley. And then things got awkward.
The very perky corespondent said, "How are you doing Emily? Look at that camera and tell us!" The new mom, still appearing like she was in a state of shock (and how can you blame her, she just gave birth) looked at the camera at her shoulder and meekly said, "hi." Then reporter told the very new mom that they had a present for her. Was it a scholarship for her new child? Was it a year's supply of diapers? With perky reporter's enthusiasm you'd think it was something that stellar. But no, it was a Today Show onesie which the cheerful corespondent dutifully held up for the camera. It was not just a present in the "meh" category, but came off as blatant self-promotion. I think the new mom should have been the one getting a shirt adorned with something like, "I gave birth on national TV and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."

The reporter didn't really know what to do with the Today Show onesie she bestowed upon the woman - who, let me remind you, had just pushed a human being out of vagina - and so she placed it on the woman's thigh while a doctor was still attending to the the new mom's lady parts. Thankfully the woman's partner quickly removed the onesie from the new mom's naked thigh, but it was an awkward moment to be sure.
And this wasn't the only birth they showed; they had several woman from around the nation who participated in having their births filmed, or allowed the cameras in the recovery room. This is part of the Today Show's BornToday series, which is a great idea on paper, but just comes off as odd.
 I understand that in these days of constant live TV, a network would love to show something as monumental as the birth of a child, but the whole thing came off as a desperate play for ratings. Something about how the births were presented was just weird, and that was just day one. On Tuesday's show, you could watch a child being conceived live on TV! Obviously they wouldn't (and couldn't) show a couple engaged in intercourse, so instead they showed an IVF procedure, which was actually pretty fascinating, and much less awkward than the births.
 But my question is this: what makes an expectant mother agree to give birth on live TV? Giving birth is such a personal moment, probably one of the most personal moments in one's life, and it would be bizarre to share it with millions of strangers watching from their homes. Jessica Menkhausen, the woman whose IVF procedure was on Tuesday morning, wrote about her reasons for sharing her story, saying, "It's an amazing opportunity to enlighten other women who are having the same challenges. And it's also a form of self-enlightenment - sharing my story is helping me deal with some of my own fears, by courageously facing them head on." These are very valid reasons, but I still wouldn't do it.
Would you ever agree to share a moment like this with the world?
-By Sunny Chanel 

Z:  I think this goes along with the way so many people are unconcerned about abortion, have children and don't raise them, have children without both parents, expect everyone else to pay for their murder or their upbringing, go on TV as unwed girls griping about the public not paying for their birth control...........I think we're seeing a trend toward demeaning human beings........Giving birth on TELEVISION?

WOMEN:  Would YOU?    ALL:  Don't you feel there's a limit to what they show?  Sure, birth is beautiful, but isn't it private anymore?   That picture above is the closest thing to giving birth I want to see on TV!

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Why did Obama lie?

We all know Obama didn't quit smoking "6 years ago"...........REMEMBER THIS STUFF?  Did he quit before the presidency?   No, we know that's not true.  Did he quit when Michelle said he did, or when Gates said he did, or?   Has he quit yet?  We know it isn't anywhere near six years ago........

And please watch his charming face as he tells the lie.  Sure, this isn't the most important thing to discuss and we all know politicians aren't always truthful, but this just seems to be a silly thing to lie have it come so easy.

ya think?


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Some of us are incredibly stupid...

~Mustang Sends

Patrick the Gorilla is cranky. He is not treating other of his kind very kindly, even sneering at them and, on one occasion, he bit a female with whom he was to have sexual intercourse. I actually witnessed this behavior once in a bar in Boston, just outside the Navy Yard.

I digress.

Zookeepers in Dallas, Texas, are sending Patrick to a gorilla therapist and time-out sessions at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in South Carolina. I am thinking that if Patrick Gorilla is cranky now, in Dallas, just wait until hominy grits show up on his breakfast tray.

Several years ago, Patrick’s best friend Jabari escaped captivity and went on a rampage. Dallas police shot Jabari dead after he injured three people —proving once more that Texans have no sense of humor. 

Since Jabari’s untimely demise, Patrick has had a very poor attitude.  Still, one wonders why Zoo officials are sending Patrick halfway across the United States; why not offer him psychotherapy in the Dallas area? Maybe there is something more going on—something Dallas Zookeepers are not willing to reveal to the public.

Is Patrick gay?

There must be something seriously wrong with us —as a people. Patrick is an animal. I have seen numerous films of gorillas in the wild, and they all seem very cranky to me. Who cares if he sneers at other gorillas? Who cares if he bit a female gorilla? Maybe she is in to biting …

With starving citizens, Mohammedans running amok, Obama Care on the horizon, three and a half more years of an Obama presidency … why are we wasting resources rehabilitating a gorilla?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

So God Made a Farmer

What a wonderful video.  "Farmer" means so many good things and such greatness, in my opinion.  Such hard work, such rough hours, such relying on the elements and hoping and praying things go well.  And we all know one needn't be a farmer to have this strength but it is a good metaphor.

Do you know someone who you think this much of?  What profession is that person in? 

Are we raising kids who'll have what it takes to be a farmer today?  Whether we really mean 'farmer' or if we just mean all the good things that video poses that a farmer IS............

(thanks, Imp)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Revenge Porn

I just saw a piece on television where a young girl of 23 had emailed nude pictures of herself to her boyfriend in 2009.  They've long-since broken up and she found out fairly recently that he put them, along with her name, address, phone, etc., on the internet on "revenge porn" sites.  Hundreds of sites.  She's suing and trying to get his behavior criminalized. 

One woman says that this girl's being told she should never have sent nude pictures of herself is like telling a rape victim that she was asking for it. I disagree with that point because nobody asks for rape and she sent the pictures totally by her own decision.

She said she wants young women to know if you send nude pictures over the internet "you should never blame yourself."  

 What do you think about this whole thing?

I couldn't resist printing this might say "we've come a long way, baby" might think it's way too long.   Which was safer?  Which was healthier?


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Faith Blog

"The troubled surface of a lake will not reflect an image."


I know some of you know exactly what that means and I ask you to ponder it and maybe even change yourself from having read it.  I have started to. 

"But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere."  2 Corinthians 2:14

God bless you all this Sunday and into the coming weeks............


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Racism? REALLY?

............even if they WOULD vote for a Black Conservative president they agreed with.
This is the opinion held by a lot of liberals, including some who comment here....  And how does insinuations of racism for not going along with everything Obama wants help what some liberals thing is a growing race divide?

Does any of this make sense to any of YOU?


Friday, September 20, 2013

Bucket list...........

My Bucket List for 2013 - THIS IS ALL I WANT...

  1.. Obama: Gone!
  2.. Put "GOD" back in America
  3.. Borders: Closed!
  4.. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW!
  5.. Language: English only!
  6.. Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
  7.. Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
  8.. NO freebies to Non-Citizens.
  9.. Balance the budget. 
  10.. Stop giving away our money to foreign countries! 
We need it here!  Charge them, not us for our help!
  11.. Fix the TAX CODE!
  12.. And most of all "RESPECT OUR MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!"

I got that in an email last agree with most of them? 

OKAY:  Besides all that stuff........

What is on YOUR BUCKET LIST?   Anything you've wanted to do for a long time that you can share with us??


Thursday, September 19, 2013

We HATE Non-Rich People!??

This is just too rich...I had to post it.   But, take heart; Jared Spurbeck's ridiculous generalizations and innuendos aren't bought much anymore.  Check out the comments of Yahoo! readers below the article.

Commentary: 'Obamacare

Fight' Shows GOP’s 

Contempt for Non-Rich PeopleYahoo Contributor Network

As Barack Obama and some GOP lawmakers argue over the debt ceiling and the Affordable Care Act, Yahoo asked Americans how the battle in Washington is affecting them. Here's one perspective.

COMMENTARY | Let's get a few things straight.

First, House Republicans are not going to stop Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act. (This website explains what it actually does.) (Z: this website is the government's website;  does he think it's going to be critical!?  Great journalism, huh?) They're not going to prevent freeloaders from having to buy health insurance (to help pay for care for people with actual medical conditions, which the ACA also requires insurance companies to stop coming up with excuses not to cover them), and they're not going to prevent the Medicaid expansion, which will let poor families and workers get chronic and life-threatening medical conditions taken care of. Their leadership has very publicly refused to commit to a course of action, and it's kind of ridiculous to talk about "defunding Obamacare" in the first place.
Second, it's even more ridiculous to talk about generally defunding the government (via refusing to raise the debt ceiling or continuing "sequestration") versus letting Americans have some semblance of the health care coverage people in practically every other first-world country have already. That's because those aren't the only two options on the table. We can choose what we want our society to look like, and it doesn't have to be a "winner-take-all, the rest of you fight for the scraps" universe.
I currently depend on government-funded health care for life-saving medical interventions, through hard-to-find and hard-to-sign-up-for programs that I didn't even know existed and that put a hard limit on how often I can see a health care professional. I wanted to go on Medicaid in 2014, but the Republicans in my state of North Carolina rejected federal funding of the ACA Medicaid expansion, over the protest of the state's doctors and even though it'd cost them nothing.
I'm scared that my life will be thrown away.
Right now, we have widespread unemployment and poverty because no one's spending enough to justify hiring more workers. Poor and middle-class Americans can't spend the money, and people with unearned wealth simply aren't.
We, as a society, go to a lot of trouble to make life easier for rich people. We build the roads, bridges, and public schools that make the United States a better and safer place to do business than Somalia, and even though they get most of the benefits, we don't even make them pay their fair share of the cost. Instead, we let them deduct practically everything from their taxes, avoid paying corporate income tax, and rewrite the tax laws every year with the help of their full-time accountants.
"Sequestration" is basically rich people saying -- via the House Republicans -- "screw you all, my $300,000 wristwatch is more important than your child's health care." Or her preschool program, or her breakfast, or her teacher's salary. Why do we think this is OK? Do we really have to let people curl up and die -- 502 of them every week in 2010 -- to make sure rich people get to keep all the unearned wealth that we worked so hard to give them?
Why are we even talking about this in the 21st century?
Jared Spurbeck lives in Cary, N.C.

THESE are such amazing comments, you won't be sorry by CLICKING HERE, you'll be delighted...and amazed;  I promise.

So, what do you think of ol' Jared and his article...but, more important;  what do you think of the public reaction?  These comments are from yahoo!, not a conservative blog where you expect criticism of his nutty piece!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

For a president who hates guns............

.............he's SURE GUNNING UP, isn't he?   What's WITH THIS?

"The charter of the EPA is to protect the environment and public, not to act as a quasi federal police department," ..................right?   Please read the linked article;  do you think what's going on makes any sense or is a good idea....while there are so many attempts at our being DISarmed every step of the way?  Think any EPA employees are hearing voices, if you know what I mean? 


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Take out..............

What is your VERY FAVORITE TAKE OUT FOOD?...........whether it be your favorite McDonald's burger, or you like Burger King better, or your corner burger place, or Chinese, or pizza.........but we need details.  Not just "Italian!"

Describe for us your favorite meal that you stop for on your way home when you really want to have 'that'............what is it!?   Describe that dinner!

I'm looking forward to your answers!




Monday, September 16, 2013

Black Republicans talk......hear it here first

Some of you might remember a commenter here at geeeeZ, 'net observer'...He's a film maker and this is a rough cut of footage he's taken of friends who are Black and Conservative.
He sent this to me (and more) and I'm starting with Video I..........maybe II will come soon;  I've got it saved in my email.
You'll be fascinated...these are GOOD people......take a look.  I'm honored to be able to 'debut' it here.

Please, 'net' would like to know what you think.  So would I.  Would you watch anything on TV that featured these folks and opposing viewpoints?


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Faith Post

First responders were digging for fellow firemen and policemen and all the others who'd lost their lives, of course, devastated, horrified, trying to take what had happened in, and starting to ask "Where's God in all of this?"   The rescue people were exhausted, scared, sick at heart as they found friends, or parts of them.  But, they kept working, seeing things they'd never thought they'd ever have to see in their whole lives.
On the third day of trying to take what had happened in, one worker went down into an area of Building 6 and saw a kind of amphitheater created by the blasts...iron beams had fallen horizontally and looked like outdoor seating..........the top of the building had been blown off and shafts of light flooded the area and then he saw four crosses formed by steal.  He said he knew then that God was there.  That hope was there.
Word of this amazing find went around and someone sprayed "God's House" on a wall nearby, and more and more responders went to that area in the following days and months and prayed, and the cross was a huge solace to them.

They saved that cross that gave such hope to the responders so they'd continue to have hope and others might, too.  It now stands on West Street in NYC in spite of attempts to get it down  Long may it stand.

"When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge."  Proverbs 14:32

God bless America.


Friday, September 13, 2013

If you want to read one of THE best blog posts ever............

.......check Kid's blog out......REALLY REALLY GOOD piece on Putin and American exceptionalism.


Friday the 13th

Are you superstitious?  

Do you do any special things on Friday the 13th to avoid 'trouble'?
My husband had an uncle who didn't get out of bed on Friday the 13th all of his adult life!!

Are there any stories about superstition you could share?



Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Liberals think good thoughts, but Conservatives actually do good things"

By Nancy A. French

When my husband, David, was a student at Harvard Law School, his fellow students couldn’t stomach his conservatism. They talked endlessly about how Christians and conservatives were pompous, didn’t care about justice, and were far too concerned about abortion and gay issues than the kinds of things that really mattered. Mainly, they talked about poverty, how to reduce it and how Republicans were more worried about making money than helping the down-and-out.

One day, David saw a notice about a club at Harvard that actually went into impoverished areas and tried to help kids trapped in unfortunate circumstances — by getting the Harvard students to “adopt” a little brother or sister and take them under the student’s wing. He showed up at the first meeting to sign up and was very surprised. Though practically every self-described liberal talked incessantly about their “concern for the poor,” almost everyone who actually showed up for the meeting was a Christian. David “adopted” a little brother, took him to baseball games and developed a meaningful friendship with him. His Christian friends did the same. But he learned an important fact: Liberals talk about helping the poor; conservatives actually help the poor.

David’s experience at Harvard was hardly an isolated incident. Remember when Al Gore — vice president at the time — released his 1997 tax return, which showed he gave a paltry $353 to charity? Or later when it was revealed then-vice presidential candidate Joe Biden gave only $369 a year to charity during the decade leading up to his campaign?

New research shows these anecdotes are indicative of a larger trend. According to the Huffington Post, liberals are simply stingier than conservatives: People who live in deeply religious regions of the country — the solid-red states of the Bible Belt and Utah — give more of their income to charity than those who don’t. Of the top 10 most generous states, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy study based on itemized charitable contributions among people who made at least $50,000, nine voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.

The article, titled “One Thing Red States Do Better Than Blue States,” caused an uproar in the HuffPo comments section. It can’t be true that those mean ol’ Republicans actually care more than liberals? Can it? Well, in 2007, Arthur Brooks wrote a book about charitable giving titled “Who Really Cares.” He too was shocked to discover homes headed by conservatives gave 30% more than those headed by liberals. Conservatives even gave blood more frequently. An op-ed in the New York Times quotes Brooks as saying, “If liberals and moderates gave blood as often as conservatives, the American blood supply would increase by 45 percent.”

He went on to admit this was not what he thought would be true: “When I started doing research on charity,” Mr. Brooks wrote, “I expected to find that political liberals — who, I believed, genuinely cared more about others than conservatives did — would turn out to be the most privately charitable people. So when my early findings led me to the opposite conclusion, I assumed I had made some sort of technical error. I re-ran analyses. I got new data. Nothing worked. In the end, I had no option but to change my views.”

So, the next time you hear a liberal talking about “social justice” and “caring for the poor,” maybe you can tell him that the good thoughts in his head don’t put clothes on anyone’s back, food in anyone’s mouth, nor can thoughts alone mentor a troubled kid who just needs a friend.

Of course, not all liberals are stingy and not all conservatives are generous but the overall differences between the two communities are so stark that perhaps the media needs to rethink its stereotypes.

Or, better yet, maybe lefties need to put down their lattes, pick up a hammer and go help a neighbor. And when they do, they’ll get an unexpected bonus: They’ll meet some friendly conservatives who were there long before the liberals.

Nancy A. French is a New York Times best-selling author who lives in Tennessee.

Z: So.............why do you think this is true?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

it's that day again............

.............the day I try not to think of those people who jumped from the towers, but then only CAN think of them.   May it never happen again, those awful jumps which touched something inside some of us that will never go away.

God Bless America.  God Bless those who died and their families.  God Bless the first responders and everyone who's still dealing with that in one way or the other.  I guess that would be all of us, come to think of it.

God, please keep us safe.  

I picked this picture for this post and wondered why.......then I got to thinking that it's kind of the opposite of 9/11. Healing.  And there are so many things we need healing and diversion from in our government these days.   Dwell on the picture for a little while today.......I know I will.  Think of beauty and goodness in spite of it all.  Try.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Nobel peace prize?....GIVE IT BACK"

I'm 90% on Jeanine Pirro's side. 

 How about you?


Monday, September 9, 2013

"Lies, or Stupidity?"

by Howie Carr, in Sunday's Boston Herald

On the issue of Barack Obama’s management of the so-called Syrian crisis, the American public seems split into two camps.

Half the country believes he’s lying.

The other half believes he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.

Is it possible both sides could be right?

After all, this is the same guy who closed Gitmo — right?

And once said on national television that he was of the “Muslim faith,” until Democrat Kool-Aid drinker George Stephanopoulos had to remind him that he is a Christian.

When he was trying to sell a book he said he was born in Kenya, and when he was running for president he said he was born in the U.S.

Dr. Obama has said, among other things, that kidney problems require patients to have “Breathalyzers,” that the United States built the “intercontinental” railroad, and that if every motorist would just properly inflate their tires, the energy crisis would be over.

Fifty-seven states.

“Companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.”

They speak “Austrian” in Austria. And Arabic in Afghanistan.

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them here in the audience today...”

He calls Hawaii “Asia.”

Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video — a video by a Christian, naturally.

The Cambridge police acted stupidly.

He’s focusing “laser-like” on the economy.

“I favor legalizing same-sex marriages and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”

“I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.”

The Keystone XL Pipeline will only create 50 jobs.

He once bowled a 129 — “this is like Special Olympics.”

His parents first met at the Selma, Ala., marches — five years after he was born.

Al-Qaeda is on the run.

Pre-Sandusky, his favorite college football team was the “Nittaly Lions” of Penn State.

He’s a “South Side kid” and lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox, but cannot name a single player, past or present, and thinks that the team plays at Comiskey Park.

He says the nation must uphold “the ideal of public education” but sends his own children to private school.

Dr. Abdul Nissan, slaughtering unarmed Americans as he chanted “Allahu Akbar,” was “workplace violence.”

Under Obamacare you will get to keep your own doctor, and it will “bend the cost curve.”

He would bring a new civility to Washington, while 
calling Tea Party members “teabaggers.”

If you make $250,000 or less a year, you “will not see any form of tax increase.”

On his March Madness sheet, he once spelled “Syracuse” as “Syracus.”

“You didn’t build that ...”

No one is trying to take your guns away.

His grandfather liberated Auschwitz.

His father fought in World War II.

In his memoir, he had a “composite girlfriend.”

The sequester was not his idea, and it would cause complete paralysis in the U.S., or so “some people” falsely said.

He was unaware that Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a radical.

Let’s have a big round of applause for “Navy Corpse-man Christian Brossard.”

There used to be a saying in the ’60s — “Would you buy a used war from this man?” Like the peace sign, it’s back, by popular demand.

Z, GeeeeZ readers.......lies or stupidity? Or neither, or both?  Is this a fair list?  What do you disagree with?


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Faith Post

I went to a memorial service yesterday.  A 57 year old woman, who's lived for 26 years in a wheel chair
after having been hit head-on in a car accident, recently passed away.  She died of pancreatic cancer.
Before she died, she wrote a letter and gave it to the pastor to read today.  It was very moving to hear him read her words, let me tell you.
She said in her letter that she got closer to God after the accident.  I know she'd grown still stronger in her faith the last couple of years, even remaining cheerful during the pancreatic cancer fight.  I'm not saying she didn't have tough days, but, mostly, she was so accepting and so strong.  Her letter talked about how much God meant to her and how she couldn't wait to be with Him.  She even suggested in her letter that God might as well have planned that accident because He sure got her attention and she got so close to Him because of it.

One young man who got up to talk at the service read a letter from his mother, Mary, who'd been a friend of Linda's but couldn't attend.   Here's the neat thing:  After the service, I spoke to the young man, Cody, and he said his mother and Linda had been very good friends but had lost contact over the years because Linda had moved.   In 2002, Cody was listening to a song called "Girlfriend in a Coma" by The Smiths and when Mary heard what her son was playing, she remembered that had been a hit just at the time in 1987 when her old friend Linda had spent time in a coma after her car accident.  She decided to try to find Linda again and she did.  They became fast friends again until 3 weeks ago when Linda died.  Mary and Linda's renewed relationship was a huge blessing to them both, giving Linda particular joy at such a crucial time.  Seems like that reunion had some supernatural help.

I don't much believe in coincidences.   Do you?


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bookish..........but something MUCH better.....

Are you reading a really good book right now?  What is it?
I've been reading Lee Childs books for a few months now, one after the other.  I can't put them down.  Good diversion;  a relief from work and the cerebral books I'm reading for a particular class I attend.

What are YOU reading?

 I had to add this to today's post...please click HERE to Mustang's blog.  An amazing story of courage and humility...  And another story that proves to me that God HAS blessed this country in ways most of us can't really see.   Thanks for posting that, Mustang.  I hope that man gets a MILLION birthday cards.  He deserves it. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Liar, liar, pants on fire.........?"


I'm curious.

You won't believe this one:
"Secretary Kerry is, as you all know, a decorated combat veteran," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, referring to Kerry's service during the Vietnam War. "He's had ... more than words aimed at him."

Boy, that's embarrassing.These are really troubling times, folks.  Is that the best that State has?


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Now he IS and now he ISN'T...and now we wait, and now we don't? WHAT?


I might not be an expert on foreign affairs (FAR from it) but I am curious.

Obama drew a red line;  'when they use chemicals on their people, that's IT'.  

But, now he's saying he didn't draw any color of a line............

And Kerry said we have to act and act soon......then Obama said we have to wait a week for Congress to be back.

Then, suddenly, he's got Pelosi and Boehner and McCain and Graham in his office...weren't they OFF?  And then today senate panel approved the resolution to hit Syria.

SO, wait..........DID he wait the week for the senate to get back, or not?

I don't have to ask about the Red Line because there's no doubt he said that and now there's no doubt that he's saying he didn't say it.

Are you this confused?   Am I confused or is Obama?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Animal House without the animals?

Some people are upset about 'faith based' dorms at public colleges.

What strikes me is how those who don't mind, and even celebrate, housing for boys and girls on the same floor, sharing showers, and "hooking up rooms" for sex have such a problem about allowing housing for kids who don't feel comfortable with all of that.
There is no restriction on what religion the kids must be to live in the faith based dorms; and they don't even have to have religious beliefs, but one restriction is that alcohol is forbidden.

So, it's a kind of refuge from the "Animal House" kind of living going on in so many dorms throughout our universities and the Freedom From Religion Foundation is particularly upset.
I'm thinking some might want to start a Freedom From Bad Behavior Foundation and supporting faith based dorms is an encouraging start.

Do you have a problem with dormitories where kids don't have to be exposed to the kinds of things we've all heard are going on in coed dorms today?   And do you think there's a conflict for these new dorms just because they're at public colleges?

What do you think?


Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I'm wishing that news wasn't 24/7 on ANY channels anymore.

I watch it on all the cable channels and I think it's very wearing to us all to hear every murder story in a town across the country we've never heard of, very desensitizing to hear really important subjects torn apart because spending more time on it fills the time and gets the big bucks from advertisers.

How do you think TELEVISION NEWS could be improved, and do you think it needs it?

Monday, September 2, 2013

When Americans were proud and happy...amazing footage!

  Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.

Yes, it's LABOR DAY: if our soldiers didn't LABOR, I don't know who did.   It's almost difficult for me to see the the happiness and UNITY of these relieved Americans who'd been through so very, very much and survived. I'm not sure we're the same type of people anymore in America, but I know a LOT of us ARE and I celebrate you today.  I know you've worked hard in your lives, too.  I salute you. And I salute all of our veterans and those in the service now.

Thanks for sending this to me, Imp.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Faith Post

"sunrise/moonset" in Polynesia.  Taken yesterday by Ms Z

"And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm."  Mathew 8:26

have a calm, beautiful Sunday.........