Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What happened to The Bill of Rights? (An American Minute)

American Minute with Bill Federer
What happened to The Bill of Rights? -
"...the creature, Frankenstein-like, is determined to destroy the creators."- Pres. Eisenhower

"The National Government was itself the creature of the States...

Yet today it is often made to appear that the creature, Frankenstein-like, is determined to destroy the creators."

-President Dwight Eisenhower, Governors' Conference, June 24, 1957



The original thirteen States were afraid that the new Federal Government they just created might become too powerful, as King George's government had been.



Mercy Otis Warren wrote in Observations on the new Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions, 1788:

"The origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation."

GET THE REST OF THE STORY HERE:
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs155/1108762609255/archive/1119499367314.html

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Crochet Sighting?

Eddie was watching Men in Black 3. I don't watch creepy movies, but there's a crochet radar in my brain that picked this up.
It's crochet, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Just like my dogs!

This is a Drabble comic from November 12th.

Drabble

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Viet Nam Memorial (American Minute with Bill Federer)

American Minute with Bill Federer

 

  The Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated NOVEMBER 13, 1982, honoring 58,000 American troops who died.



U.S. forces inflicted over a million enemy fatalities, yet involvement by politicians thwarted victory.

GET THE REST OF THE STORY HERE!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Today...



Today, well, some days are like that. Instead of fresh air coming through my windows, there's a diesel smell, and that of gasoline from some neighbor across the creek using a pressure washer. Plus I think someone dumped something into the creek, up stream, that is.

Today, instead of just doing the usual proofreading, I'm having to look up information about elder abuse, neglect, bereavement counseling, etc., which saddens me, the amount of sadness in the world. I'm not one of those people who go around sing-songing that Jesus will take away all your troubles. He won't. I am resting in that He said that in this world we would have affliction, but to be trusting in Him because HE has overcome the world (John 16:33). Besides, the world and all its cares won't last forever, and I certainly won't. In the meantime, serving the Lord Jesus Christ in this place with so much going on can be overwhelming if I'm not focused on "the things of above."

It's starting to rain now, so I'll stop for lunch before I burn it yet again. By the way, that's a picture of my backyard. The mango tree had a fit and decided to grow new leaves! happy

Today, besides all of the above, the headache I've had for the past month or so isn't so bad, and I smell my lunch burning.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tom Coburn's 'Wastebook' Highlights $25B in Wacky Spending

"As you glance at each of the entries presented in this report, place your personal political persuasion aside and ask yourself: Do each of these represent a real national priority that should be spared from budget cuts or are these excesses that should have been eliminated in order to spare deeper cuts to those services and missions that should be performed by the federal ​ ​ government?

"When it comes to spending your money, those in Washington tend to see no waste, speak no waste, and cut no waste."

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=d204730e-4a24-4711-b1db-99bb6c29d4b6 

(A Shame. A Crying Shame.)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

My Day So Far and Plight of Christians and Others in the Middle East

It's a cool 83ºF over here on the island. We're expecting rain this weekend. That's good and bad. Good because it means no water rationing. Bad because there will be thunderstorms and landslides in the mountains. And Slinky will go nuts if there's thunder. I'll just give him Benadryl and put him in his cage, he can't hide in my closet amongst my yarn. Nope nope nope.

Eddie's book presentation is next Thursday. The small college where he teaches is sponsoring the event (it was their idea) and his friends from an advertising agency took over the promotion, for free. They are really going for it. I knew Eddie was well-liked among his peers, and respected for his knowledge, but he didn't have to call in any favors, people are just doing this because they like him and love him, too. Me, I feel that we are blessed. Eddie does things that I myself wouldn't, and earlier this week told me, "It's what I've always done, and it's what the Lord would have me do. I don't regret any of it."

I definitely have to keep him, yep yep yep.

Fearless Boss is having fun on his last free day. He bought Amanda some rattles (there's really no stopping him, he has so much fun looking and choosing) and I-don't-know-what-else and is sending me a box which is supposed to arrive on Tuesday. Soon I'll be working on that crochet dachshund my oldest sister wants, a little white cardigan for Amanda, and then finish a baby blanket I've been working on and off for about 3 years. It's so simple, but has I work on it only when I'm at a doctor's office, because it helps me while away the time. *:) happy

I heard some thunder, or a large truck in the distance. I'd better locate the Benadryl. I hope Dan didn't place it on top of the kitchen cabinets. I've told them to quit putting things up there and they just laugh at me and call me "short Mom!" and then place it there again the next time. Okay, if that, and leaving their socks around and some dishes undone are my only complaints concerning my sons, then I'm blessed, aren't I? No signs of drugs nor any other stuff. I'm surely blessed.

See what's happening in the Middle East, a genocide. This is sad. I hope the US *and* the rest of the world see that this is bad, bad, bad, not only for them, but for the whole world. If good men do nothing, evil will prosper. The American government, if it does nothing, will eventually have to deal with this, because it won't stop nor be contained in Iraq and Syria. It will spread. And spread. And it will touch us and then some.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tangled Webs...

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem "In Marmion" (1808, canto VI, stanza XVII).


On AUGUST 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Peter Carr:

"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual;

he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions."