Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pray for Elmer's Brother...he's had a myocardial infarction

Ray texted he had a 99% blockage in the coronary artery and they've put in two stents.  
Here's the background for those who hadn't known:
Tuesday Night:  Please, everybody, I just spoke to Ray (Elmer's Brother) and he's in the hospital with chest pain and on nitro until the angiogram Wednesday morning at 9:30 Arizona time.   He (and I!) asks for your prayers...that all goes well and that they find something simple to 'fix' and no heart damage...I know he'll appreciate that so much.  
WEDNESDAY MORNING:  Ray just texted and he has had a heart attack and is headed for that angiogram very soon......
Blessings and thanks to you all.......We're with you, Ray!

KULULA?! SO FUNNY, and we need the laughs!

Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg. Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

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 atDurban 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 landingin 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?"

After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg , the attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal."

Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of Kulula Airways."

Heard on a Kulula flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."

Mr. Z, a very frequent traveler, great knowledge of planes, and sense of humor, would have loved these!  I hope you do, too!  (thanks SilvrLady!)

JOPLIN........what can one say?

"We're homeless, jobless, and carless............"
"We'll just have to start from scratch...."
"We're alive, we'll be okay"
"I'm so grateful to everyone who's helped us.."
"This guy saved my life, I can't thank him enough...well, God saved us, but he saved us in the 'natural'!"
"God kept us alive, He protected us.."

Compare this tragedy with others;   I believe the tornado devastation in Joplin and in other States is even worse than New Orleans' Katrina.  These people don't have homes they will wait to have dry out;  these people are down to starting over, totally over.   I heard those sentiments above while watching a special on Joplin on CNN.   The video showed six miles of flat as far as the eye could see.   Just FLAT.  People have come home to a mound of toothpicks and they're grateful and will rebuild.  Like the man said....no home, no job, no car.   And they're grateful they're alive.  I am quite sure I've never witnessed such courage and strength before and I had to post on it.  THESE are Americans.........these are people with fortitude and faith.  May God protect and keep them and may those grieving for lost loved ones know we care and have them in our prayers.

I have such deep and abiding respect for these people I don't even know what else to say.  Maybe you do.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day...a little anger and an uplifting video you MUST NOT miss

Memorial Day commemorates the memory of our soldiers who died for this country and for the flag for which it stands. But today..........
Some can't fly the flag on Memorial Day.
A little boy can't display his drawing of the flag in his classroom.
Another little boy couldn't fly the flag on his bike to school
Children don't have to recite or stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance anymore....that's now thought of as 'coercion'...

The fact that our hard-fought-for 'rights' protect the people who are imposing their viewpoints on those above who can't even fly their flag anymore is more than sad. The fact that people don't feel they want to respect our country is worse...that is the biggest rub....what kind of people would encourage that? And, is that supposed to be 'more enlightened?' Apparently, there are Americans who are afraid that flying the American flag will offend some who live here but apparently hate America too much to have to cast their eyes upon the symbol of her greatness...and some Americans feel that's just fine. The guys in the FABULOUS video link below don't and........

....I don't. People who can't bring themselves to look at the flag should be invited to go to their homeland where they can fly their own flag high and be proud of their country, even if it will not support them financially or politically as we do. Imagine there are those in this country who will sell out our flag for votes? I'm sorry to sound so negative on this Memorial Day; I usually do posts celebrating the great Americans who loved this country enough to fight and even die not only for its flag but for the right to criticize her, too. But, I do not believe they died to protect the rights of those few who can't bear to look at our flag over the rights of all of us Americans who love this country and would like to fly Old Glory high whenever we can, and encourage future generations to.

I have never said this at my blog, but if you don't watch this video, you're a damned fool! Here are people putting their money where our mouths are! If you don't get teary-eyed watching even as you smile, then I'm the damned fool! Please give THIS VIDEO a look........it's amazing, it's not long at all, and gets even better at the end. I promise.

This country needs something, doesn't it. You might not think it's prayer, that's fine. You may think the Creator had nothing to do with this country, but our soldiers died for the right for me to suggest He did. Except I am insulted for saying it and those who disparage me are looked upon as 'cool' and 'above faith'...........we need to all grow up.

God bless our fallen heroes who fought so hard for our rights and God Bless America......we really blessings..... now more than ever.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Faith Blog

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  John 15:13
Thank a vet and thank his family..........God bless America on this day and always.   Amen.z

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A DELICATE BALANCE....another great Priscilla's Post

Freedom, Security, and Governmental Power

This is about the line drawn between keeping us secure and not impeding our right to be free. It's also about impeding our freedom with regard to issues which have nothing to do with our security.

This is a delicate balance, especially with terrorism afoot. However, who is it whose rights are being impinged upon and why? Will police or other government officials be able to come into our homes, "for the sake of the environment" and check our light bulbs? Our toilets? How far will this go?

We'll be told "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about," but, new laws can be passed, bans can be imposed, you name it, and pretty soon, it's a full blown police state. We can't profile can we, that's against civil rights, right?  But, to avoid profiling and offending Muslims, we can be felt up or scanned in an airport. We're at war, but we're the losers, we are the ones losing our rights.

I can envision scanners everywhere if we say nothing. As we speak, there are video cameras at intersections, malls, stores, and a multitude of public places. It seems we have accepted those with little outcry. It's as if all of us are potential criminals.

The American people are being trained to be subjects, serfs, which is counter to everything our founders envisioned for our people. It's up to us to stand up and say, "no more".

While next to nothing is done about our borders, and immigrants from the Middle East and countries on the terrorist list are now ostensibly free to come here (10 East Indians were apprehended only days ago in one of the round-ups crossing from Mexico into America), it's American citizens who are coming under the government's thumb. I believe we either follow the Constitution or we are at the mercy of our lawmakers and those in political power.

I've never even believed the police had the right to drunk driving checkpoints. I consider those to be a presumption of guilt placed on  citizens who the police have no probable cause to suspect of breaking  the law. But they do it, don't they?

These things are always explained away with "if you haven't broken the law, why should you care?" This is how it starts, and little by little, sooner or later, we're closer to a total police state. Crazy laws are passed all the time. And then of course, we have activist judges, and lawyers who can twist anything to arrive at the result they want.

If we're constantly watched or questioned, they'll get a bad guy now and then that they may not have gotten otherwise, but what will we > have given up? Our freedom. I don't think it's worth that and I fear that's what is going to happen. There is an ever growing encroachment, and it doesn't feel like it's going to stop anytime soon.

Thanks, Pris....it's a very difficult balance but something that needs to be addressed.  So, folks, what are we going to do about it?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Obama and BP.........what do you think?

While in England, Obama's staff, including Obama's armored limousine, bought about $550.00 worth of gas at a BP station One writer says it's 'shameful' that they would buy gas or anything with BP behind it after what BP did in the Gulf.

Do you think that's fair criticism?


Thursday, May 26, 2011

YOU are under house arrest.........how would YOU do?

I don't know about you, but if I had my books and friends could come visit me at home, THIS wouldn't bother me too much!  I do tend to get Island Fever if I've been sick and can't leave, but I wouldn't consider that uncomfortable feeling just punishment for having stolen something!

So, Lindsay Lohan doesn't have to grocery shop and haul the bags in, drive to the dry cleaners (though she probably hasn't done either of those things maybe ever in her whole life).....everything's brought to her.  Netflix, a stack of great books I have no time to get to right now, my computer/blog, and friends coming over would suit me just fine :-)

How would you do having to stay in your house for four months?  By the way, does that count swimming in her pool or running to the mailbox?  Can her boyfriend come over? (or girlfriend...maybe she would have liked being in a female prison? :-)

Netanyahu........this video is worth the watch

The information about Arabs in Israel is not known by many......I hope some of you take the time to watch this; it's short and he gives some excellent answers to questions from the public:

May he and Israel stay safe from those things he so well enumerates are a threat to them and the world.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Guiliani again?? Or someone "too far right?"

Think GIULIANI should run for President?  I was surprised to hear today that he's seriously considering it.

If you would like him to run, who would be your VP choice for him?   

I think it's important to hear what ol' Rudy has to say:

"If all we are faced with are candidates that are too far right so that they can't win the general election, then that's when I'd reconsider doing it," Giuliani told the Palm Beach Republican Club.
The GOP underestimates Obama at its peril, Giuliani added.
"He is a very ineffective president but a very effective politician," the former mayor said. Obama will win a second term "if we put up a candidate that he can isolate as a right-wing candidate, too far-right."

You all know how Obama's people and the complicit media will arm him with just the right words to do exactly that, to "isolate a right-wing candidate as too far right".......we have already seen it in the media/leftwing's treatment of the Paul Ryan plan, the way the media painted the healthcare plan and that Republicans 'had no plan', the way the left still blames Bush for the economy when he was constantly warning about Freddie and Fannie, they're saying Republicans want to strip Medicare completely, are homophobic, xenophobic, don't care about the environment, etc etc.,  and they will stop at nothing, consider the amazing and admitted search by the leftwingers into Chris Christie's past, and he's not even running.  We all know that nothing short of 'too far right' (and who knows what that really is!?) is what this country needs to straighten itself out (fiscal belt-tightening, real attempts at being energy independent, realistic climate discussion, etc), but go with me here and tell me your thoughts because I do think Guiliani has a point.

So, Guiliani or not?    I happen to believe someone like Alan West could win, but I have real doubts about Cain now, sadly, and Romney will have to completely reinvent himself to become effective, in my opinion.

What do you think?


Tornadoes and Flooding

We see the destruction of whole towns and the huge loss of life and it's getting to where this tornado situation looks worse than Katrina.  One after the other, we're seeing whole towns gone, homes and commercial buildings look like toothpicks and what trees are left on the horizon are almost completely stripped bare of leaves and branches....trunks like dark ghosts across the television screen.   Hundreds of people are dead.

There was such outrage at our government after Katrina and I just don't see it now.  

I know presidents can hardly cancel very important state visits like Obama's trip to Ireland, Britain and Paris, but maybe the ping pong game could have been canceled?  Yes, the kids there who'd practiced for it would have been disappointed, but we've got dead here ... where's the leadership, where is the sympathy? 

A president can't be everywhere, he can't just can't cancel the meetings he's having now in Europe, I get that, but should he have said something during the live broadcast of the toast he made to the Queen after she toasted him?   There are people suggesting he shouldn't have continued his toast to her because GOD SAVE THE QUEEN started being played and one doesn't talk over a national anthem, but that's not his fault, the band started before he got his first words out, that's unfair criticism...  I guess my criticism is of the media;  they annihilated Bush, never exposing the truth about Katrina and why he didn't get there and why funds weren't forthcoming earlier, but now they're waxing eloquent on what a 'warm' relationship the Obamas have with the Queen of England.   "A bit of an awful hypocrisy there, no, ol' chap?"

Should he have mentioned it at the dinner some way "Before I thank you for this beautiful dinner, please let me ask all of you to keep our country in your thoughts and prayers as so many have lost lives and homes and businesses due to an unusually difficult torando season......thank you.  Now, may we lift a glass......"?

what do you think?


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Progress or Brick WALLS?..with two updates you'll want to see (sort of!)

Can real progress be made in this country on any subject  How does one forward a conversation into an area of possible progress if, when a Conservative says "But, I don't agree with Al Gore on Climate Change" he's accused of being anti-clean air or water!?  How do we discuss health care and come up with viable when the Left says "Conservatives don't care about the elderly or the sick and simply have no plan!"    How do we talk about helping the poor when the Left says "We will pay for everything you need and the Right won't, so vote for us!"?  Or how about when the Left suggests that, because all of the Right does not support abortion and doesn't want to pay for abortions out of tax dollars, they don't support women? How nuts a conclusion is that?  And then, of course, the lie is that anyone against gay marriage hates all gays.

I don't know a Conservative who hates gays, hates clean water and air, hates and won't help the poor, hates women or wants the elderly ignored.....  I mean, how much sense does any of THAT make?   But, suddenly, when the implications of these things are constantly echoed in the mainstream media or in universities, we have millions of Americans who buy into that and vote thanks to insult, not education.

This leaves NO ROOM FOR BENEFICIAL CONVERSATION AND PROBLEM FIXING.  This just creates a big BRICK WALL.  Do you see that?   This is the perfect storm for liberals;   nobody has to think, nobody has to venture any solutions..."the Right is hateful, and that's that.........what can you expect?"

To have real solutions in America, misrepresenting, mocking and maliciousness by the media and the Democrat machine doesn't help.  Sure, Conservatives try to get their licks in at the Democrats, too, but there's something so insidious and wrong about the conclusions the Left falsely draws in, for example, those points in my first paragraph are something beyond normal Left/Right criticism that's expected in everyday politics. We need to break through that............or we'll continue to be in big trouble.  UPDATE:  Mustang has THIS VIDEO you might want to check out;  it exposes things any media would have CREAMED any Republican for, but NOT their OBAMA!  ANOTHER UPDATE from Born Again American...Check THIS VIDEO out!  AMAZING.  The bias and obfuscation and playing up to the Left by our media reaches levels of almost shock, even FOR ME!

But, what do we do?  Apparently, votes are more important than integrity and even more important than America..


The World didn't END?

SO, the world DID NOT END, huh?  I barely gave this a notice, of course, but Dennis Prager on his morning show today said something like "what Christians predicted did not happen Saturday......"
Really?  "Christians?"   Christians know that Scripture tells us that if someone thinks they know the day of the Second Coming, that is the surest day ever that He won't come then! "Christians"?   Did YOU Christians here at geeeZ spend all your money advertising the "rapture"?  Did you spend all your savings on billboards advertising anything?  I didn't think so.  Neither did I.   My Pastor on Sunday gave a good sermon, beginning with how, on Friday, he kind of thought "What the heck, why bother if we're going to be departing tomorrow?"  He got a giggle and he followed with ".........so, I went with Plan B and wrote a sermon, anyway!"

But, be that as it may, here's the phrase from the article linked above which really got to me, another media 'twist' that's utterly misrepresentative and unfair:

Camping's PR aide, Tom Evans, told the L.A. Times that the group is "disappointed" that 200 million true believers weren't lifted up to heaven on Saturday while everyone else suffered and eventually died as a series of earthquakes and famine destroyed the Earth.

Really?  So the writer, Liz Goodwin, adds her version of the "End Times" and makes it sound like this Camping fellow is not only disappointed that millions weren't in heaven around cocktail time on Saturday but that he's disappointed "everyone else" didn't suffer and eventually die as a series of earthquakes and famine destroyed the Earth.  REALLY?  Is that what Christians WANT, for people to be left behind in nightmare scenarios?  :-)  Of course not.

Here's a guy who followed Camping but has the best statement of all:
But Bauer is not angry at Camping for his false prediction. "Worst-case scenario for me, I got to see the country," he told the paper. "If I should be angry at anybody, it should be me."

All he had to have done was read the Scripture.

There is also Mark 13:32, "Concerning that day of the hour nobody knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but the Father."    And yes, there are many verses which do tell us to be ready,  I know that........but, for the purposes of this post and my information, I'll leave you all with that.   Please, let's leave it there in comments.  My purpose here is to show yet more media bias but mostly to remind us all to be smart and vigilant and do our homework when we hear of "Christians" who forecast these types of things.  Anything more is a level of theological discussion we can't have here, unfortunately, and we all know what's happened in the past when we've tried. Thanks for honoring my request.



Monday, May 23, 2011

Disasters in America.......wassup?

Isn't it awful and just plain WEIRD that we've had so many tornadoes (flattening countless towns and killing, including 89 more dead in Missouri Sunday), volcanoes, record-breaking floods (natural and man-made...leaving whole towns destroyed just to save New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and I mean "just"), and now stink bugs are on the verge of destroying thousands and thousands of acres of crops?
It was bad enough when California's liberal San Francisco bunch shut the water off in our whole Central Valley (approximately 1/3 the food capital of the whole country, by the way) for a useless tiny fish that they feared would grow extinct though it thrives in the Pacific Northwest....it's bad enough that our Southern coast was practically destroyed and may never fully recover its bounty due to the British Petroleum spill.........Sure, the last two situations I describe are man-made disasters, but how much more can America take? 
How will we dig ourselves out of the economic ramifications of all of this , let along the emotional
Very lately, it's just so much in such a short time.......really, wassup? 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Faith Blog


TO ISRAEL during this crucial period:

A song of ascents. Of David.
 1 If the LORD had not been on our side—
   let Israel say—
2 if the LORD had not been on our side
   when people attacked us,
3 they would have swallowed us alive
   when their anger flared against us;

4 the flood would have engulfed us,
   the torrent would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters
   would have swept us away.

 6 Praise be to the LORD,
   who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird
   from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
   and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD,
   the Maker of heaven and earth. ...Psalm 124

"For it is he who is our peace. Through his mortality he made both groups one by tearing down the wall of hostility that divided them." Ephesians 2:14.

God, continue to protect Israel and may they come to know peace, the greatest peace of all.



Saturday, May 21, 2011

The 4th Amendment be damned?

There is THIS from Indiana, and THIS from California.

The Indiana case is even worse than California's.  Look at this:

 INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

Z:  At least in California it seems that they can "only" enter your home if you're suspected of having driven under the influence, which is still horrible, of course (the DUI and the entrance):

 (AP) SAN FRANCISCO Police may enter Californians' homes without warrants to arrest those suspected of driving under the influence, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case testing the scope of the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

The 6-1 decision follows similar rulings in about a dozen other states. A dissenting justice said the majority handed authorities a "free pass" to unlawfully enter private homes and arrest people without warrants.

Under the Fourth Amendment, authorities are prohibited from entering a home and making an arrest without a warrant unless so-called "exigent" circumstances are present. Those include "hot pursuit" of a fleeing felon, imminent destruction of evidence and the risk of danger to the police or other persons inside or outside of a house, among others.

In this case, Justice Marvin Baxter wrote that the loss of evidence at issue was obtaining a measurement of the suspect's blood-alcohol level. Baxter added that a contrary ruling would allow "the corruption of evidence that occurs when the suspect takes advantage of any delay to ingest more alcohol -- or to claim to have done so -- or when the suspect evades police capture until he or she is no longer intoxicated."

Baxter and the majority was cautious in saying the decision would not give police carte blanche powers.

Z: I want to thank Carol at HER BLOG for bringing these things to my attention...   Is anybody who lives in Indiana hearing about your situation, which seems EONS worse that in California?  By the way, in California, I can go along with the situation described above because if someone runs from their car into their house while drunk and then a warrant must be served, the breath test will be invalid after some time; the alcohol dissipates with time....so is this as bad as it sounds?  As bad as Indiana's laws?

Since Carol had already blogged it at her excellent blog, I'd have hesitated to post this at all (though I think it needs even more exposure) but I post it so I can tell this funny and very true story:

Most of you know I had the amazing experience of living in Paris for four years.   At one social event, there was a policewoman there who told me something I wanted to share with you.  In France, search and seizure is a daily thing; they see something they feel is endangering or bothersome to people and the cops  take care of it, whether it's into one's home or one's car.   It's been done there forever and they don't look at it as unusual...EXCEPT, the policewoman told me the French love American "crimmies", or TV CRIME STORIES, and I laughed my head off when she told me "Now, we say we are coming in and the people inside say 'Do you have a warrant?'   We have to tell them 'we are in FRANCE, not America, we do not need a warrant, let us IN!"    She had to laugh, too!  I thought that was hilarious........and it seemed fitting for the situations above. (I must admit she didn't laugh quite as hard as I did). 

But, let's go back to America........What's your take on these Fourth Amendment situations?   How can Americans allow this to happen?  Is the California ruling as bad as Indiana's?  What's next?


Friday, May 20, 2011

Money and honesty

I love this guy's ethic...........you'll want to READ THIS, it'll give you hope. (real hope)

Obama's words and Liberal sentiment........

My, how times change in Liberal LaLa Land.......

 2008: "Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney's private assassination team." Seymour Hirsch, NY Times (Please prove Obama didn't share this sentiment :-)
2011: "I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden." Obama did tap 12 SEALS for this job.(please prove otherwise!)

2008: "Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured alive and given a fair trial."  http://www.stoptheaclu.com/2008/07/11/obama-flip-flops-on-osama-bin-laden/

2011:  "I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden."   We all heard that loud and clear

2008: "Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated."  As if there's any question he's said THAT?

2011: "Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led  to our locating Bin Laden."  We know that's said, too.

What more is there to say?  How things change when people finally learn the realities they earlier had mocked actually ARE the realities..........I hope they learn earlier than this next time because a lot is hanging on it.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Food Stamps and $2,000,000?

Think our government's not quite right on many things?   You're right.
But check THIS out................a Michigan mans won $2,000,000.00 in the lottery and is still taking food stamps.  Legally.  Driving around in a new Audi convertible.  (at least he has great taste in cars, aren't you glad you bought him one?)   Check out the paragraphs in italics from the link:

Eligibility for food stamps is based on gross income and follows federal guidelines; lottery winnings are considered liquid assets and don't count as income. As long as Fick's gross income stays below the eligibility requirement for food stamps, he can receive them, even if he has a million dollars in the bank.

“If you’re going to try to make me feel bad, you’re not going to do it,” Fick was quoted telling to WNEM-TV on Monday.  Fick, 59, from Auburn, also said on the TV interview that more than half of his winnings went to taxes and about $850,000 was left to him. 
Meanwhile, Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said he already called the DHS and made an inquiry about Fick’s case but the department said their office is just following the federal regulations.  (Z: yup, just doin' our job, yup)
Ya, so they're now looking into this.  How do you feel about it?  Wouldn't you have thought that common sense implies that WHEN YOU HAVE TONS OF MONEY, YOU DO NOT GET FOOD STAMPS ANYMORE?  Here's how I feel:




The Good Old Days  (I did not write this but liked it enough to post it..)
In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

That’s right, they didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But they didn’t have the green thing back her day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.
But she’s right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts – wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house – not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a pizza dish, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded up newspaper to cushion it, not styro foam or plastic bubble wrap.
But, she's right, they didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad that they didn't have the green thing back then?  


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Obama's MUG

Do you understand the cleverness of THIS?   Obama's campaign people accomplish a lot here:  They take a swipe at those who aren't convinced still that the birth certificate is valid, they make him appear to be unafraid to gleefully address it, and they're making money on this stuff.

Very seductive, very cunning.............very good.
Would that he'd run our economy and everything else in our country so well.  When you've got tons of campaign money, you can do just about anything!  I wish I felt like giving him some money because I'd love to get some of these for friends just to really tick them off!  But, ........not in a hundred gazillion years (hey, that's almost the deficit, isn't it?)  The mugs are a donation of $15 or more..and, by the way, the ordering information says they're  definitely MADE IN THE USA :-)



The Navy is naming a cargo ship the USNS CESAR CHAVEZ.   

HERE are the facts from the L.A. Times blog.....

Here's one viewpoint:

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) disagrees with the Navy's decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.
The decision, announced Tuesday, "appear[s] to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy's history and tradition," Hunter said in press release.
Hunter, who served as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, said that if the Navy wanted to recognize "the Hispanic contribution to our nation, many other names come to mind."
Hunter mentioned Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, killed in combat in Iraq and nominated for the Medal of Honor."Peralta is one of many Hispanic war heroes -- some of whom are worthy of the same recognition," Hunter said.He also mentioned as worthy of having a ship named for him the late John Finn, the recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions on Dec. 7, 1941.
The decision to name the dry cargo ship after Chavez was announced by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus during a trip to San Diego. Chavez served in the Navy during World War II.

HERE is typical leftwing criticism of Hunter;   (they can't criticize without calling him an IDIOT, of course)

HERE is another viewpoint, from the DailyKos, which I think has a lot to think about, too. (It's a short piece but I didn't want you to miss reading the whole thing because I'd only quoted a short bit of it; please check it out)

WHAT DO YOU THINK?....should there be a USNS CESAR CHAVEZ?   Would USNS RAFAEL PERALTA be better?   Is this about politics or .... what?


These say a lot, don't they...........

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Senior Health Care........leave it to Maxine!

If you click on the image, you can read it more clearly.  This should making any thinking person THINK, uh?!!

Bin Laden.......what's next?

So, bin Laden's son now is blaming America for a burial at sea which "demeans" his family.

I thought I was a little silly the last few days in suggesting our SEALS or our government might be brought before the World Court and sued for having killed Osama bin Laden.   Now I'm not so sure I was silly at all.

Could this happen?   Every other day, there's a condemnation of US.  "We shot unarmed people", "we imposed on Pakistani sovereignty", we had hugely differing stories of the details of the kill coming from the White House (tho Jay Carney was proud of their 'clarity'!!!)," we didn't allow pictures to show he's really dead and we dumped the body too quickly", "we gave an Islamic burial in Arabic of all things which is now considered wrong"...I could go on. 

Could we be sued by Islam?    Could we lose trillions of dollars?   Could this, too, have been part of destroying our economy, just a final shove?    Will bin Laden rise even more to hero status in this amazing turn of events? 

I know, I'm being REALLY silly now.   Ya think?

Monday, May 16, 2011


This is a GOOD THING.  He can say what he wants to now and he can hold to the fire feet which have never experienced that until lately.  And he's not afraid of anything. 
This is what go so many Conservatives excited.  Finally, someone who wasn't mincing words, who was less into the politics of everything and more into trying to find solutions, good or bad.

The article says:  "Trump promised supporters he would continue to voice his opinions "loudly" and "shape our politicians' thoughts" heading into 2012."

I hope he continues.....our politicians on both sides need to wake up and address, as honestly and aggressively, some of the things Trump was concerned about.

And, of course, the TRUMP EGO can't leave without adding........."I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election," he said.

Actually, I think he could have.  I really do.   But, his ego and the maliciousness of the Conservative-hating media which doesn't seem to be able to even listen to anything they can't understand or don't want to understand, would have done him in.  He's not going away...........he scared the Left to DEATH;  it's time someone did.


Liberal Entitlement defined............

It's really heartbreaking to think American kids would do this.....it says so much about their parents, their pasts, their mindset.  This horrible feeling of entitlement shouldn't be felt by ANY kid no matter what color, and this certainly isn't an indictment of all Black American kids, but one doesn't have to wonder too long about who the kids in this video'd vote for.  Sad.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thank you from Elmer's Brother

Well, folks....thanks to THIS POST, we were able to raise nearly $400.00 for Erin!!
But, you know, it's not the post, it's YOU.  Thank SO MUCH to those of you who sent donations to Ray's sister.  She's a wonderful woman and HE is a stand-up, amazing friend.   He'll be blushing when I tell you this, but he brought his wife and mother and a couple of his kids to Mr. Z's funeral from ARIZONA. I can't tell you what that meant to me. 
SO....THANK YOU for showing the power of blogging and the power of prayer!
Keep praying for Erin!   We need only about $7,000.00 more! :-)   And it WILL happen!



Sunday Faith Blog...Iranian Christians

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven"....Matthew 5's 10th Beatitude.  

My dear Iranian Christian friend tells me that thousands of Muslims are coming to faith in Christ in Iran.  I wanted to link my readers to the amazing difficulties they are having there because of their faith and ask you to pray for them:

Arrested for evangelism

In solitary confinement

Arrested for journalism

Armenian-Iranian pastor in prison

Sharing the Word in spite of persecution

Requests for Bibles at "all time high" even back in 2007....

I remember that Christmas Day caused many arrests in Iran of Christians......There have always been Christians in Iran, particularly Armenians, and the government has not done much over the many years, so clamping down now shows us that the faith is growing to the point that the Islamists are getting rougher. 

Please keep Iranian Christians in your prayers....for and end to persecution, for a chance to safely witness to interested friends and loved ones, to contrast the love of Jesus with what they know.

And, it's not just Iran, of course......Peaceful Christians did a sit-in in front of Egypt's television station protesting their attacks by Muslims so the Muslims attacked.them....oh, the irony.

Have a wonderful Sunday and be grateful we can worship in public and write as we do.........so far.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bin Laden.....why most were so pleased

We were hit on 9/11 with unimaginable cruelty and violence.   We lost 3000 innocent people.  We were grieving for those who lost loved ones and we grieved for people we had never met.  We were certain our whole country's economy would suffer in ways we couldn't know yet.   We were devastated. 

And we had nowhere to hit back......until we killed Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the most heinous attacks this country had ever experienced on her own shores.

THIS is why Americans who would otherwise never rejoice over death did rejoice.....People are complaining that Americans rejoiced over a death, have you heard and read these complaints, some of which are coming from the same Muslims who rejoiced after 9/11!?

We couldn't hit an army, we couldn't attack a city........But we could GET BIN LADEN.  And we did.   And that's why we rejoice.  And we deserve to.


Bikers ROCK!

PLEASE WATCH THIS  ...... You'll want to cry and be sick at the same time.
What kind of country tells a kid he can't fly the flag to school on his bicycle 'citing safety concerns'?  Is that what we do, hide our flag because someone, probably from another country, doesn't like it?   Hopefully not.
What should be done is for people to rally and support the young boy..........there's amazing footage here in the linked video which will make you very proud.........Those bikers ROCK!...And thank goodness so many across the country are supporting him.  (those are California bikers, by the way :-)   "The flag will stay there and I WILL RIDE"  God bless that kid!

What do you think of any country which allows a school to tell a child not to fly his country's flag?  Oh, ya, I forgot, we also allow kids not to have to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance, what was I thinking?  I keep thinking this is still America and leftwingers haven't entirely ruined it yet....silly me.

OH! I just found THIS VIDEO which doesn't have the story but does have the fabulous sights!  ENJOY!

 So, what do you think of those bikers!?  YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  (I guess you can tell how I feel about them!)


Friday, May 13, 2011

who could resist?

ya, this is probably in bad taste....

I don't care :-)

Do you feel like this, too?

Sometimes, I feel like I'm standing on "BRIDGE AMERICA" and the above applies.......how about you?   By the way,  did any of you bloggers with BLOGGER lose posts and not have them republished like I did?    Odd, huh?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


            Yes or No?  and WHY?


Obama and Bush: Language is revealing

George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam:
The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq .
The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the
dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by
a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many
dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and
freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the
nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate 'em.

Barack Obama speech after killing of bin Laden:
And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the
killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued
our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on
a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread
to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information
about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of
Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and
I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction,
the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Elmer's Brother (Ray) has an important message

I don't ask many favors here at GeeeZ, but my very good friend and blog partner Ray (Elmer's Brother is how you know him) has a sister in trouble and I'd like you all to help them, as part of our wonderful blog family....I think you'll want to when you read the story below!  Here is Ray's message:
My sister Erin Goodwin was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of 2010. She is the mother of two teenage children, Zach and Rebecca and wife to Andrew. To save her life, a double mastectomy was performed a month later in March of 2010 and doctors also removed some of her lymph nodes. As a result, Erin underwent a year of chemotherapy and 30 radiation treatments. Two years ago her type of breast cancer was a death sentence. There was little they could do but, fortunately, when she was diagnosed, the doctors told her that it's now one of the most survivable types. Unfortunately, Erin developed secondary lymphedema, a debilitating condition of fluid      retention caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The condition occurs in 25-30% of surgery breast cancer patients with lymph modal removal and radiation therapy. To alleviate this problem, Erin’s doctor recommended a combination of physical therapy and the use of a Flexi Touch, a mechanical device manufactured by Tactile Systems (http://www.tactilesystems.com/flexitouch/index.html.) Unfortunately Erin’s insurance carrier has decided not to pay for the expense of the Flexi Touch machine based on their conclusion that the device is still “experimental”. This ruling differs from previous decisions applied to similar medical cases where the machine was requested and paid for by the same insurance carrier. My wife's cousin was diagnosed within a month of Erin. Her husband and my brother in law both work for the same company and have the exact same insurance. Contrary to what's being done for Erin, my wife's cousin was able to get the machine.

No one in our family is blaming anyone, we’ve just sought ways to get Erin her machine and it costs $12,000. We had a fundraiser for her on May 7th in which we raised $3600 and we are holding a rummage sale on June 4th.

Here is a link to our church's Paypal account so that anyone can give online. Make SURE to include FOR ERIN GOODWIN or TEAM ERIN with your donation....

(the church where you send the donation to can provide a tax letter if you wish.)
Here is the Facebook page for TEAM ERIN so you can see pictures of the weekend's fund raising event and keep up with what's happening! (note: must have Facebook page to see)


Z: Here's the story behind the scenes which I was enamored with and wanted you all to know;  Her dear, beloved brother Ray nicknamed her ELMER'S BROTHER because she keeps that family together like glue (Elmer's Glue).  This machine will help Erin keep alive.... Let's help keep her together with some of our glue!$$$
Thanks, everybody.........please try to help with any amount you can, even $10 helps! Please help Erin get the machine that could even save her very life!  THANK YOU from the bottom of this blogger's heart......
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in the truth"  1 John 3:18


Monday, May 9, 2011

Chain gangs?

Do Chain Gangs exist anymore?  I have an idea I wondered about and hope to be shown I'm right or wrong and why...  And, obviously, I don't believe in literally chaining people together for anything let alone hard labor.

I'm guessing that nearly every state in the union has overcrowded prisons.  I also know that many states are planning massive releases of people whose terms aren't totally served yet.

Walking to a restaurant to meet a friend, I suddenly thought "there are so many weeds here along the sidewalk......it has to be expensive to hire people but why don't they get prisoners to fix this?"     Why don't they shorten terms according to how many hours of work prisoners do?  I'm not talking about murderers or other violent criminals, but why not have drug offenders and bad check writers, etc., have to get out and do work as long as they're guests of the state?  We must have tracking devices which could find them if anybody made a break for it?  And then let them out once they've met a certain number of hours?

We could save money for cleaning public buildings, inside and out.....collecting trash along highways....weeding....washing police cars, etc. Why have them in rooms all day long with visits to the gym and libraries and TV when they could be working to get themselves out sooner and saving us some money?

Is it a risk to the public?   If so, how do you like the idea of their getting out for nothing because of overcrowding?  Aren't they still a risk then?

Good idea or not?   Let's talk about this.......


Leftist hypocrisy at its worse.........

Please go to Mustang's blog HERE and watch the most amazing LIBERAL HYPOCRISY you can imagine.
Please send it to others, too.
Our fellow blogger friend CUBE left the comment I quote below at Mustang's, the sentiment of which I totally share and a sentiment which should utterly humiliate any decent, thinking, true American Democrat:

"What I find frustrating is how few are questioning the hyprocrisy of the left."

Where is the media?   Do decent Democrats find it acceptable that they've spawned a media uncaring about the truth, uncaring to at least question real hypocrisy because they like the talkers?....unreal.

thanks, Mustang...it's a public service.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS.........and politics?

In business, there's a rather famous adage that goes something like  "Men who speak their minds in business are good businessmen......women who speak their minds in business are bitches."   Is that true?  Of course not.  Is it fair?  Of course not.   Have women in business situations, when crossed or challenged, come across bitchier to me than men have from time to time?  OH, yes.......definitely.

Is this something that can negatively influence male and female voters in the next national election's outcome?   If this is a prevailing attitude, and I think it is, should it be taken under consideration in the possible selection of female candidates for 2012?


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Faith Blog: Mothers

I know that some mothers are difficult to honor and probably some of you have experienced that in your lives with your mother and I'm deeply sorry for that.....
If you'd be willing to share how you had problems with your mother but they were somehow healed or resolved in positive ways, I know we'd all like to read them particularly on this day;  maybe someone will be blessed in recognizing something they could do to heal wounds with their mother (or father?) Has there been a STEP Mother in your life who was a blessing or difficult to honor?  That might help my readers, too, if things somehow improved?

"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee." Exodus 20:12 

Consider telling us any kind of story about your mother or someone else's mother on my Comments Page........Brag about yours, we'd like to hear that, too!

Blessings and "thank you" to all the very special mothers at GeeeeZ on this special day!