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A Weekend Prayer for You & Your Family

Northen Lights (Aurora Borealis)Angels… On The Edge Of The Wood!!!angel´s blessing

A very dear friend of mine sends along kind thoughts & sentiments from time to time. Usually there is a request asking that the prayer be forwarded within a certain amount of time and that it be sent to a particular number of people.

I’m almost always never prepared to stop what I’m doing at the moment and spread the good word. Then there is the quandary of  knowing some people don’t like receiving these messages no matter how well intentioned.

Some Many of my friends aren’t Catholic or Christian. A good number don’t have any strong religious convictions. That having been said, here’s the prayer with  minor revisions to make it more universal. So many of us are facing tough times right now. The burdens can seem crushing and unrelenting.

This is for you! This is to let you know even if we’ve never met, someone is thinking about you and caring about the difficulties you are facing in your life. I have been told this prayer is powerful and that a blessing is coming to you in form of a new job, a house, marriage or financially.

Just 27 Words.

God our Father, walk through my house and take away all my worries and illnesses and please watch over and heal my family in His name, Amen.

My friend asks that you do not break or ask questions and whether God come first in your life? If so, stop what you ‘re doing & send it to 12 people (people you know are in need) now. Watch what He does!

TWO VIEWS OF BLACK AMERICA … ONE FILLED WITH HOPE ONE FILLED WITH HATE

I was going to write about something entirely different this morning when I ran across this video about the New Black Panthers from Bob Parks, the writer of Black & Right.

Faces of Hope & Love

After watching the NBP video and several others of the same ilk, I felt terribly sad for all those whose lack of insight and maturity lead them to such self inflicted poison and hatred. Hate is heavy baggage.

Happenstance  brought me to another video and post over at Afro Spear. The views expressed here came at the right moment.

They lifted me, as I hope they will lift you!  Hope heals and hate betrays … we all get to choose which one will fill our lives.

Let’s look at HOPE.

“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” James 2:26

Once a week I volunteer at an inner city mission. Interestingly, even though I had volunteered sporadically before with different organizations and missions, it was after reading Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life”, that I made a conscious decision to commit to volunteer on a consistent basis. I came to realize clearly from his teaching that we are created by God with a ministry and a mission to fulfill. Our ministry is what we do in our service for the “Church” and our mission is what we do in our service for the “World”. Both are important. Both influences and strengthens each other. To have the maximum impact as a child of God on those we come in contact with, we have to be committed to being consistent in our ministry and mission.

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This attitude is the reason why our community at large and humanity in general, haven’t progressed further than it has in regards to the common good. Too many of us are looking and waiting for the next Martin (or Malcolm), instead of taking up our own cross and working to fulfill our own mission. Too many of us would rather answer like Cain: “Am I my brother’s keeper?”, than take the responsibility to “really work for something powerful and special and good” in the service for others. The life work of Martin Luther King is inspirational and influential, however I am inspired and influenced by the ONE who inspired and influenced Rev. King: Jesus Christ. He’s the source. His example isn’t one who went to church (synagogue at the time) 4-6 days a week to prove his faith, nor sit in a room and write a treatise (or blog) on the importance of his beliefs. Jesus got involved and served the poor and oppressed… their physical and more importantly, their spiritual needs.

Heart

One other thought  … I’ve been going through some tough times of late, wondering what life is really all about …  questioning why any of us are here.

The writer of this post helped remind me that we all have the capacity to love, to find wonder, to give of ourselves.  Knowing that others share many of the same life questions helps make our journey less daunting while we are here.

By the way, here’s the other video … now go rock for Jesus!



HILARIOUS! CNN’S ROLAND MARTIN IN AN ASCOT & YOU KNOW JON STEWART JUST LOVED IT!

(H/T Chickaboomer)

You know there are times when it makes sense to stop whatever you’re doing to revel in the utter pomposity and silliness of some people.


CNN’s Roland Martin has gone a step too far… maybe this should go under fashion faux pas of the rich & famous. I mean, an ascot? Really? They haven’t been in fashion since … no, wait … they’ve never been in fashion.

SO HERE IT IS ….STOP AND ENJOY JON STEWART AT HIS COMEDIC BEST!


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HATE SPEECH FROM THE GEICO ANNOUNCER (UPDATED)

I must admit when I heard the story about the GEICO Insurance announcer getting canned because of inappropriate comments he made about the Tea Party and left in a voice mail message, it seemed to be of passing interest.  It seemed rather ho hum if you ask me.

That was true until yesterday’s video showed (yet again) the potty-mouthed vitriol of the left, apparently triggered by his firing.

This morning I was over at America’s Right and was surprised to see preliminary information and a video (of which I was unaware ) in a post discussing the same topic … how the GEICO announcer decided to be smart-ass and end his career post haste.

It started, oddly enough, with a now former voiceover spokesman for GEICO Insurance, Lance Baxter, who left a disparaging voicemail message for FreedomWorks, the PAC responsible for much of the albeit loose organization behind the Tea Party movement.  While I’m sure his voice sounded buttery smooth, what he had to say wasn’t exceptionally nice, as he characterized members of the movement as mentally challenged and wondered aloud what would happen if one of the Tea Partiers turned to violence.

Then, one of the folks behind FreedomWorks posted Baxter’s telephone number online and encouraged people to call.  Baxter’s phone inevitably rang off the hook, and from the looks of the video below, he was shocked–SHOCKED!–by the venom and vitriol he heard from angry Tea Partiers on the other end of the line.  See for yourself:

Before you view this video, you may want to go back and play yesterday’s video first.  Then ask yourself this.  How does “You are a real jerk!” equate to, “you’re nothing but a bunch of mother fu@#in bunch of Klan ass dogs?”

BTW, Lance you are a douche bag and have a nice day!

Indonesian Students Love Obama … Throw Shoes at his Picture À la Bush!

This is from a recent report in case you missed it.  It brought a smile to my face … apparently Obama’s silky rhetoric isn’t enough to satisfy this group of Muslims.

The Times on Line is reporting that:

Indonesian students have taken to throwing shoes at pictures of President Obama.

The White House announced in early February that Mr. Obama and his family will visit Indonesia this month.

The trip has been keenly awaited by many in a country that has the world’s largest Muslim population.  Many are hoping that it will herald the beginning of a new era in US-Indonesian relations.

Indonesian students, angry at what they claim as President Obama’s “war on Muslims”, attacked his image with shoes outside the Parliament in Jakarta yesterday.

Over at SodaHead:

The students carried banners branding Obama as an enemy of Islam and an imperialist in downtown Jakarta as well as in the provincial capitals Padang, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya.

They also threw shoes at large pictures of Obama’s head. An Iraqi journalist was sentenced to a year in prison for throwing his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in 2008.

Well, Obama is certainly keeping his promise to change the way the world looks at U.S. Presidents!   Hmmm … “they love me, they love me not!

BILL MAHER SHOWS US WHAT REAL VIOLENCE IS … TREAT THOSE WHO OBJECT TO HEALTHCARE LIKE WHORES

Bill Maher:  a truly wonderful man.At one time Bill Maher was a very funny fellow, but as time has passed, he has turned into a bitter,vulgar, strident Obama pimp. No longer hip or insightful, he’s just rude and crude.

As more and more people have rejected his vision of religion (remember Religulous … a movie fewer people than the 12 Apostles saw?) and other topics near and dear to the hearts of progressives everywhere, his speech and “vision” of America have become more and more warped and radical.

In his attempts to denigrate the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Republicans, Conservatives, pro-life advocates, and any and all who show the least little bit of support for faux President Obama, he ends up making a ass of himself. He clearly hates everyone who does not share his views, some would say he hates himself, but that’s a topic for another day.

This weekend on his March 26th show he showed us what true violence is here.

One writer, when talking about Maher’s failed movie on religion said this,” his positive admonitions are lost in the maelstrom of cheap-shots, deliberate over-simplification, pontification, and the same narrow-minded claim to certainty for which Maher so angrily excoriates religious folk.”

This statement is equally applicable to his position that we “the unwashed and uneducated” need to be dragged kicking and screaming into his vision of America’s healthcare future.



SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE

File this under fools of a feather.

Both  excerpts are posted without comment because as Professor Jonathan (who cares about A2, S1, C5) Turley notes, “Res ipsa loquitur” or the thing speaks for itself.

The first is from Maggie’s NotebookHello, Al Sharpton!

Al Sharpton Organization Owes $1.5+M in Taxes: Sharptons National Action Network in Trouble?

Al Sharpton, Harlem’s racial community organizer through the National Action Network, Inc. (NAN) allegedly owes “at least” $1,556,059 in FEDERAL TAXES and $108,489 in New York taxes. (Surprise, surprise, surprise! emphasis mine)

Sharpton is an incendiary racial demagogue who is among the most polarizing figures in the nation. He boasts that he stopped Rush Limbaugh from buying a stake in an NFL team and (temporarily) ran Don Imus off the airwaves for racially insensitive marks.

He became a national figure in 1987 by participating in the Tawana Brawley case, a racially charged gang rape hoax. Sharpton falsely accused assistant prosecutor Steve Pagones of participating in the gang rape.

And this from YID with LID

Crazy Grayson Accused of Campaign Finance Violation (Isn’t Karma Wonderful?)

Alan Grayson, the Human embarrassment from Florida may be in for a spot of trouble.  The Congressman who gives a good name to a bull in a china shop, made himself famous with really nasty comments about people, he said of former Vice President Dick Cheney: “I have trouble listening to what he says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking,” he also called Fox News the enemy of America, a female adviser to the Federal Reserve chairman “a K Street whore,” and he speculated that gasoline would only cost a dollar per gallon if former President George W. Bush had let Saudi Prince Abdullah “get to second base”  All that is just a small sample of his putrid venom.

The congressman, who is often confused with Shamu the whale, may have some nastiness thrown his own way. According to CQ Politics, election regulators are investigating Grayson for botching the disclosure language on a recent fund raising appeal.

Rep. Grayson

Grayson is accused in a complaint filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission of breaking federal campaign finance laws earlier this week when his campaign solicited prohibited corporate campaign contributions on behalf of a Florida political candidate, Scott Maddox.

Surprise! Senior Staff who Wrote Obamacare have Exempted Themselves from Mandatory Insurance Purchases!

I can hear Gomer Pyle now …

Is  there ANYONE who can seriously say they are surprised by this?  Thought not!

The New Ledger is reporting that one only need look at page 158 to find the exemption:

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(D) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN THE EXCHANGE-

(i) REQUIREMENT- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the effective date of this subtitle, the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are–

(I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or

(II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).

But as with a lot of legislative matters, the devil is in the details — or in this case, the definitions. (emphasis mine)  As anyone who’s worked on Capitol Hill knows, the personal office staff for a member is governed by different rules than those who work on committees and in the leadership offices.

It appears from the way this language is written that those staffers NOT in personal offices, such as those working and paid under the committee structure (such as those working for Chairman Henry Waxman) or those working on leadership staff (such as those working for Speaker Nancy Pelosi) would be exempt from these requirements.

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According to the Congressional Research Service, this definition of staff will only apply to those staffers employed within a member’s “personal office” — meaning that it will absolutely not apply to committee staff members, and may not apply to leadership staff.


RONALD REAGAN WARNED ABOUT SOCIALISM & PROGRESSIVES & WE DIDN’T LISTEN!

This was originally written in 2010 shortly after Obamacare passed on a strictly partisan basis…not a single GOP member voting for it.

 

I never really cared for Ronald Reagan that much, having believed the propaganda from the left and the MSM, that he wasn’t terribly bright … I was wrong!  I confess to thinking he was just a nice man who could tell a good joke … after all he had impeccable timing having been an actor, don’t you know!

 

I always thought that the term liberal main stream media, was a fabrication of all those nasty Republicans and conservatives … I was wrong. Watching the Constitutionally ineligible Obama get elected in 2008 watching and the tactics (truth squads, voter intimidation) used by Team Obama (and the MSM) to obstruct the will of the voters (18 millions voters can’t be wrong), to side-step and ignore the Constitution has completely changed my opinion.

 

This doesn’t mean that I will ever call myself a Republican or that I admire everything the Reagan administration did.  They used sleight of hand just as effectively as Obama, Pelosi, and Reid do today.  After all who can forget  Iran-Contra or the huge deficit Reagan left upon leaving office?

 

That having been said, how can one listen to these videos and not acknowledge Reagan was right when it came to socialism and the progressives?  Think yesterday’s “historic” passage of the Dem’s health care package happened in a vacuüm?

 

Think again. Damn it, Reagan was right!

 

And so, today we have government mandated health care for every citizen with the threat of 16,500 IRS agents to be hired every month to make sure every citizen purchases health insurance … this in the land of the free and the brave!