Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Democrat: The Party of the Haves and the Have Nots

Democrat Party of the Poor

Meanwhile, the First Family have left the White House for yet another multi-million dollar vacay, cuz apparently the $100 million they blew earlier this summer on their African safari was just not enough Conspicuous Consumption to satisfy their ginormous appetites.

The White House is still closed to tourists and numerous peons who work for the government have been furloughed … supposedly because we’re just so broke and have to tighten our belts and all that. But somehow there was money enough to fly the First Dog to Martha’s Vineyard separately from the First Family.

Iowahawk suggested Bo should ride on the press plan with the rest of Obama’s pets. That about sums it all up, doesn’t it?


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When I got home from delivering papers yesterday DW had left a birthday card on my keyboard.On the inside she wrote: “we promised to grow old together, I just didn’t think it would be this soon.” After much thought,I concluded therein lies the root cause of the anger and frustration that prompted last week’s meltdown.I was too weak to stop smoking for 40 years.And now I’m paying for it with my life.In the fullness of time I’ll try to offer a rational explanation.For now it might be best if I just stick to the Friday post because I don’t have to be confronted with everything that’s gone wrong with what was the greatest country God ever granted mankind.

This is DW, Miss Isabel,who’s 9, Miss Olivia,who’s 6, and what’s left of me.

Goat Mountain 2013


Big girls

Hello Ariel, Nala, and Cinderella

Stopping to view the animals

It was surprising to see Isabel climb up here.She’s the scaredy-cat type.Olivia is absolutely fearless.If they see a caterpillar,Isabel runs, Livvy wants to grab it and make a pet out of it.

Time for the park

Covered Bridge 2013

The only reason I have these pictures is because SD uploaded them to her facebook then put them in a folder on my machine.She still nags us about getting a facebook page.I told her we don’t have something you need,which is a life.


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Father Mychal Judge

Mysterious priest performs miracle at site of Mercedes crash


August 4, 2013: Emergency workers and community members in eastern Missouri are not sure what to make of a mystery priest who showed up at a critical accident scene Sunday morning and whose prayer seemed to change life-threatening events for the positive. Even odder, the black-garbed priest does not appear in any of the nearly 70 photos of the scene of the accident in which a 19-year-old girl almost died.

Father Mychal Judge is the best fit I’ve seen so far for the identity of the mystery priest. He was the FDNY chaplain who died on 9/11. It makes sense that if God was going to let him continue doing good works on Earth that he’d want to go to emergency rescue situations.

2001_09 11 Fr Judge carried out of WTC

The sketch below is based on witness descriptions. On the sketch, I can definitely see a likeness.

Mystery priest sketch and Fr Judge pic

One first responder said this sketch looked nothing like the priest he saw who he said looked a little like Walter Mathau, but with not quite as big a nose. Kinda like this?

Matthau and Judge

The details of Father Mychal Judge’s last hour and death reflect the great heroism and holiness of his entire life.


As Mychal rushed into the North Tower with firefighters, Mayor Rudy Giuliani called out, “Father Mike, pray for us!” Mychal responded, “I always do! I always pray for you!” These were his last public words — his promise to always pray for us.

Other priests also came to the scene, but Mychal was the only priest to actually enter either WTC building. He continued to offer absolution, prayers, and assistance in the lobby as death rained all around him.

When commanders gave orders to evacuate the building, he refused to abandon the hundreds of firefighters still trapped inside saying, “My work here is not finished.”

At 9:50 – 9:55 AM, Mychal climbed up to the mezzanine attempting to reach some injured firefighters. Seeing dozens of jumpers crashing onto the plaza outside, he cried out fervently and repeatedly, “Jesus, please end this right now! God, please end this!”

Mychal was struck on the head and killed at 9:59 AM when the South Tower collapse sent concrete and debris flying through the North Tower lobby at speeds of over 100mph.

He was designated as Victim 0001 because his was the first body recovered from the scene. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher cemetery in Totowa, NJ.


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