Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Just four inches

Just Four Inches By Lena Silsby, Canton, New York

http://www.guideposts.org/inspiration/mysterious-ways/mysterious-ways-just-four-inches

“Wow, it’s cold out there,” my husband said, shutting the back door behind him, blowing on his red hands and shaking snow from his boots. It was another bitterly cold Sunday night here in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.

“How’s the fuel in the tank?” I asked, my stomach knotting. He’d gone out to check on the level for our furnace. And I knew we hadn’t replenished it for a while.

“I put the dipstick in and measured. We’ve got just four inches of fuel left,” my husband said.

“Four inches!” I exclaimed. “That will never last a whole week.” And it would be at least that long before we could afford to order more fuel. Like so many other families, we were struggling to make ends meet. It sure didn’t help that the weather forecast called for frigid temperatures and snow, snow and more snow.

I lay in bed that night, worrying and praying. God, I hope you still do miracles, I thought, because that’s what it’s going to take to keep our family warm. Suddenly I remembered the passage from Matthew of Jesus providing for the masses with just seven loaves of bread and a few fish. If you can do that, Lord, I prayed, surely you can keep us warm, right?

God will make a way

The week wore on. The weather raged. I kept praying and clinging to the image of the loaves and fishes. Somehow, the furnace chugged on.

The following Sunday, with still three days left before I could order more fuel, I trudged through waist-deep snow out to the oil tank. I just had to know how soon our furnace might shut off.

The tank made a very empty gong sound as I lifted the cap. Oh, please, let there be some fuel in there, I thought. I put the dipstick in and pulled it out. I looked at the stick, then blinked my eyes and looked again.

I ran into the house, carrying the dipstick. “Honey!” I called to my husband.

“Oh, no, don’t tell me. We’re empty,” he said.

“Not quite,” I said. I showed him the dipstick.

Exactly four inches of fuel. Not one drop had been used.

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Here’s a cause we can all untie behind

Dec 1, 2012: New York Governor Cuomo’s live-in girlfriend posted this important PSA:

2012_12 01 A cause we can all untie behind

Dec 2, 2012: Three days later, Andrew’s POA posted a sideways picture of their Christmas tree, cuz she was just teh excited about how great it looks!

2012_12 04 Cuomo-Lee ugly tree

The silver-plated reclining tiger guarding this mess originally sold for $4,432, but is now marked down to just $3,694.

So … this is what our once-great nation has become, a place where the governor of the third most populous state is openly living in sin with a woman too dumb to rotate a picture, run spell-check, or have a clue how offensive it is to flaunt a $4,000 carpet ornament in the faces of her neighbors who so recently lost everything in a hurricane. To top it all off, this appalling bimbo is so popular with brain-dead Americans that she rakes in the big bucks with her own t.v. show, calendar, cookbooks, magazine and web site.

Source:

http://twitchy.com/2012/12/01/oh-my-sandra-lee-wants-to-educate-the-uniformed-about-aides-on-world-aides-day/

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/cuomo_soul_mate_settles_into_her_nmWFGoP83fWvz0ReZlU62L

http://twitchy.com/2012/12/05/the-reviews-are-in-gov-cuomos-ugly-christmas-tree-is-an-eyesore-and-a-hot-mess/

http://www.wildlifewonders.com/tiger8013.html?gclid=CPmy2PS-grQCFQqk4AodXhkAag

http://www.ipl.org/div/stateknow/popchart.html#statesbypop

http://www.semihomemade.com/

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FACT: Gun control laws increase gun violence

Gun control and drunk driving

“This man’s actions were illegal: trespassing, attempted rape, peeping, drug use and breaking and entering. There are laws against all of those actions and yet, imagine that, it didn’t stop him. The only thing that finally stopped this man was an armed citizen exercising their legal right to own a firearm.”

Read the rest of this woman’s compelling true story @

Aurora: My thoughts on this tragedy and calls for gun control By the Blonde Momshell – July 24, 2012

libertysheart.blogspot.com/2012/07/aurora-how-do-we-respond-to-calls-for.html

If this doesn’t convince you to leave the 2d Amendment alone, rent Larry Elder’s documentary, “Michael & Me”, which turned my position on gun control 180 degrees in the space of 90 minutes.

“In this provocative documentary, libertarian talk-radio personality and author Larry Elder takes controversial film director Michael Moore to task and deconstructs his anti-gun film Bowling for Columbine. Elder’s debut effort borrows freely from the opinionated Moore — including an animated segment in which Elder interviews a visibly uptight Moore — to defend the Second Amendment and the rights of Americans to own and use firearms.”

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The Decline and Fall of the First Amendment

Political Correctness Police

In 2008, the Toledo Free Press compared homosexual activists to African-American activists.

Crystal Dixon, an African-American and practicing Christian, objected to this comparison and submitted her own opinion:

““I respectfully submit a different perspective for [the author of the original op-ed] and Toledo Free Press readers to consider . … I take great umbrage at the notion that those choosing the homosexual lifestyle are civil rights victims. As a Black woman … I cannot wake up tomorrow and not be a Black woman. I am genetically and biologically a Black woman and very pleased to be so as my Creator intended.”

She signed only her name and made no mention of her position on the staff of the University of Toledo.

Shortly after her piece appeared, Dixon was fired. The letter notifying her said the reason was “the public position you have taken in the Toledo Free Press” which was contrary to the university’s official political position regarding “diversity.”

She sued. And lost, despite evidence presented that other employees had publicly expressed personal opinions and viewpoints about various political and social issues in the local newspapers without any adverse consequences.

For example, in 2007, the vice provost of the University, Carol Bresnahan, was identified by her official univesity position and quoted in the Toledo Blade saying, “[B]igotry is to blame for those who oppose the [domestic-partner registry] law. It’s their religious beliefs, and bigotry in the name of religion is still bigotry.”

Despite the alleged emphasis at the University of Toledo on “tolerance, equality, and diversity”, Bresnahan was never even reprimanded for her bigoted, anti-religious comment, much less fired.

Lloyd Jacobs, head of the university, said there was no inconsistency in his actions in these two cases, because what Bresnahan had said wasn’t “contrary to the university’s value system”, whereas what Dixon had said was.

Her lawyer notes,

“This case only reinforces the fact that the liberal idea of ‘diversity’ is code for the tyranny of political correctness” and that “Anti-Christian bias and bigotry is a hallmark of the ‘diversity’ crusade that is promoted in our universities and other public institutions.”

Dixon’s attorneys are appealing on the basis that the university is demanding it be the final arbiter of what shall and shall not be permitted in matters of personal opinion and free, personal expression.

Source:

Will ‘diversity’ beat 1st Amendment in Round 2? by Bob Unruh – Dec 4, 2012

http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/will-diversity-beat-1st-amendment-in-round-2/

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Shutting up Piers Morgan

2012_12 04 Morgan vs Roth on 2d Amendment

 

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