Daily Archives: November 12, 2012

Sharing some tweets from Nov 10

Jerome Hudson ‏@JeromeEHudson – Um..WTF?? RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Clinton won’t testify before Congress on Bengazi due to schedule… http://drudge.tw/UuK2O4

Angela Nelson ‏@angelaisms – @JeromeEHudson Yeah, she’s totally washing her hair that day. @DRUDGE_REPORT

Elisha ^B^ ‏@ElishaNEWS – For @SpeakerBoehner to kiss the Democrat ring as he quickly has, tells me Democrats also have something on him.

Lee Stranahan ‏@Stranahan – I’d like a world where Harry Reid and John Boehner are both co-managing a Denny’s in Butte.

Teri Christoph ‏@TeriChristoph – If you truly believe business owners are cutting back just to screw their employees, you deserve what’s coming your way.

Whitney Pitcher ‏@whitneypitcher – RT @UberFacts: When it comes to economic freedom, the U.S. is ranked as the 10th most free country – Falling 5 spaces since 2008.

Carolina Zuluaga ‏@carohleenuhh – The idea that minorities and women need help from the government to survive is both inaccurate and offensive.You’re no hero for thinking it.

Obama is a traitor ‏@lembas_n_coffee – I’m so incredibly disgusted by envy masquerading as compassion. Charity is when YOU help the poor, not demand that others do so.

H/t Angelaisms


Filed under Armed Forces, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats, Economy, Hillary Clinton, John Boehner, U.S. Congress, Unemployment

Shepherd’s crook rescue meditation

The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is the most common of the symbolic representations of Christ found in Early Christian art in the Catacombs of Rome.

And of course Psalm 23 is something like 3,000 years old.

Yesterday, when I was surfing around looking for something or other, I stumbled on to a page about how lifeguards use a tool called a shepherd’s crook to save drowning victims. Imagining myself as the victim and God as the rescuer really touched my heart, so I wanted to share.

If the person in trouble is too far from the side to reach easily while lying down, you can use a shepherd’s crook to extend your reach. Most pools should have one on the wall or at a lifeguard stand.

Dip the crook down in the water and place the curve where the victim can reach it. You might even gently try to get the victim to notice it by pushing the crook at their waist, but certainly move carefully and slowly enough that you do not hit them in the face.

If you try to rescue a victim who is struggling badly, you will have to aim the crook carefully. If they can not grab the crook, or do not see or feel it, which frequently happens, dip the crook deeper in the water and swing it around behind the victim to pull them in.

You should place the curve of the crook around the back of their chest below the armpits. Do not put it up at the neck! Slowly and carefully pull them to the side of the pool.

Please note: It is dangerous to get in the water with a panicky person. They will leap on top of and push you under. It takes a skilled lifeguard to pry apart a double drowning like that. If you’re the only rescuer available, the last place you should be is in the water with the victim. Drowning people are not rational. (Been there, done that.) If you absolutely have to swim up to a drowning victim, first grab something, anything that isn’t YOU, that you can push out in front of you for the victim to grab on to. Float board, life ring, even a towel if that’s all you have. Just don’t get close enough for them to leap on you. You’ll both end up drowning.





Filed under Christianity

Corruption in St. Lucie County

November 11, 2012 – Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker clearly runs most corrupt elections office in the state of Florida

Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress campaign manager Tim Edson released the following statement in response to the sham recount underway in St. Lucie County this morning:

“Late yesterday, the St. Lucie County Board of Elections had agreed to recount all early ballots to address concerns stemming from their acknowledgement of technical errors late on Election Night in the counting of the first three days of early voting, as posted on their website.

However this morning, when observers arrived at the elections office for the 7:00 a.m. recount, they were told by the Supervisor of Elections only the final three days of early voting would be recounted, when in fact the data in question relates to the first three days of voting. During discussions about the recount, the canvassing board repeatedly tried to shoo away observers and prevent them from listening in on discussions. Apparently the have never heard of Florida sunshine laws

When questioned about counting the wrong three days of voting, the Supervisor of Elections and the canvassing board claimed the errors were in fact on the final three days, despite the record from Thursday’s canvassing board meeting showing otherwise. In addition, the Supervisor has said transcripts from the earlier canvassing board meeting will not be released until the day before the votes are certified.

What was originally viewed as dangerous incompetence on the part of Gertrude Walker now appears more and more like a willful attempt to steal the election for Patrick Murphy. Nothing about this story adds up. If there is truly nothing wrong with the data from the first three days of voting, why will it not be released?

West for Congress will pursue every legal means necessary to ensure a fair election, not only to ensure Gertrude Walker is held accountable, but also ultimately replaced, so the citizens of St Lucie County will be ensured fair and accurate elections.”




Filed under Elections, Government Corruption