Monthly Archives: September 2013

10,736 LIKES in 48 minutes

Allen West posted this 48 minutes ago. It clocked an additional 50 LIKES in the time it took me to open up this text file to blog it! LOL

In Washington DC there are three things that must be balanced: politics, policy, and procedure. We just witnessed the despicable failure of American stewardship by Harry Reid and the Senate liberal progressives in killing the House legislation that leveled the playing field for hardworking middle income American families. Instead, led by the egomaniacal, arrogant Barack Obama, Democrats have proven themselves hypocritical elitists who seek to abuse the American people in the political game of “blame checkers” to attain power. I think if Assad, Putin, or Rouhani were House Speaker there would have been more communication. The House GOP is focused on good policy, as Obamacare is an abysmal partisan piece of garbage. The House GOP should now follow regular order procedure and pass prioritized federal government spending bills. America, let us promise to never again elect as President any charismatic, community organizing liars who play lots of golf.

Source:

https://www.facebook.com/ElectAllenWest?ref=stream&hc_location=stream

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About that debt limit

Obama says Republicans are forcing an “all or nothing” vote on Obamacare and the federal debt.

That’s a blatant lie. 

  • The Republican-majority House voted for “all but Obamacare.”
  • The Democrat-majority Senate voted for “all or nothing.”

How Obama Democrats and Obamacare are failing Americans [2:09]

A guide to the American Federal Debt for Dummies [3:09]

Leno on debt

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Mascot Update

2013_09 30 Woman driver

2013_09 30 Hands ON the wheel!

2013_09 27 Holding the leash

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April 27, 2014: Canonizations in Rome

Pope JP II - Your move Batman

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared Saints by Pope Francis next spring on the Feast of Divine Mercy.

Church rules governing the process for beatification and canonization ordinarily require the confirmation of 2 miracles: the first before a candidate is beatified, and a 2nd subsequent miracle after the beatification to fulfill the requirements for canonization.

The point of these miracles is to ensure that God wants these people canonized, since it is He who performs miracles, not the saints.

Saints are held up to the faithful as examples, so the Congregation for the Causes of Saints begins by being very careful who is even considered for beatification. There is extensive research into the person’s life and writings, interviews with survivors, etc.

The Church appoints people to act as the Devil’s advocate and argue against the candidate and any reported miracles.

The miracles leading to the canonization of Pope John Paul II include a French nun healed of Parkinson’s disease and a Costa Rican woman healed of a brain aneurysm.

Netflix has three pages of movies about JPII. I’ve seen these three and can highly recommend them.

Pope JP II movie recommends

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My friend was healed of cancer at Lourdes

I used to be part of the RCIA Core Team in my parish. At our end of term picnic, one of the older ladies kind of called us all to attention and said, “I’ve never talked about this publicly before, but I think it’s time. Thirteen years ago, I was healed of cancer at Lourdes.” It was an amazing story.

She had had small malignant tumors on her face removed twice, but the cancer had come back and her doctor told her the next surgery was going to leave her disfigured. She showed us the scarring from the first surgeries. On the left side of her chin, next to her lower lip was a big patch of kind of shiny skin. I’d never noticed it, but when she pointed it out, it was easy to see.

The new tumor was going to mean taking out part of her lip, yet she was apparently quite calm about it, only asking they delay the date until after she got back from a trip she’d promised to take with a friend who was nervous of traveling alone. The trip was to the Marian Shrine at Lourdes, site of numerous miraculous healings. Yet somehow, my friend never thought to go for herself, just to be a companion to her friend.

When they got there, her friend wanted her to go into the baths, which she didn’t care about doing, but again, for her friend, she went down the steps. She said they had two volunteer companions in the waters to help each person down the steps, then walk across to the other side of the pool which I gathered was about chest high on this little lady. Then they dunked her completely under, walked her back and up the steps where more volunteers waited with towels.

As she went up the steps, the ladies in the water and out were jabbering excitedly (probably in French) and pointing and poking at her. She was TOTALLY DRY. Her hair, her clothes, as soon as it rose above the level of the water, it was totally dry! Funnily enough, she didn’t think much of it!

The next morning, she was sitting on her bed waiting for her friend to finish in the bathroom. When the friend came out, she looked at this lady and screamed! “Look! Look!! Go in the bathroom and look in the mirror!!!”

Her face was totally clear of all cancer. And it never came back.

She said her friend and her doctor obviously knew. The only other person she told was her pastor at the time. She had no interest in reporting it to Lourdes because of all the fuss it would involve, producing medical records, going back to Lourdes repeatedly for examinations. She doesn’t seem to have been all that confident the cancer wouldn’t return, maybe because she felt unworthy or because it had come back twice before. I don’t know. I’m just grateful I was there the day God told her to finally tell her story.

It’s one thing when someone you don’t know stands in a spotlight and says, “Look at me! God healed me!” You just gotta wonder if they’re legit or have some angle or con going on. But I’d known this woman and her companion for years through our parish work. They were both regulars at Mass and the annual women’s retreat … those “salt of the earth” kind of people who don’t gossip or flutter around demanding attention, but do roll up their sleeves when there’s work to be done. I think the thing that struck me most in her telling of this remarkable story is now embarrassed she seemed about it all.

More about Lourdes:

http://en.lourdes-france.org/

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THE PRE-SHUTDOWN GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

I usually only do one post a day,but I had to vent a little.If you don’t bother reading anything,it’s OK.

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DEMOCRAT DERANGEMENT SYNDROME

Posted by Pistol Pete

Does it seem to anyone else that the more the dems get,the angrier and greedier they get?

They had it all after the 2008 elections and still behaved like the ill-mannered louts they are.The GOP became the majority in the house in 2010 and instantly became the scapegoat for every government failure.With the shutdown looming tomorrow the libs show no indication of negotiating with republicans whatever.They don’t have to.Just shut things down,trot a few public union ‘victims’ in front of the cameras and let their propaganda machine batter the republicans mercilessly until they submit.I put the over/under on capitulation at 3 1/2 days.

There was so much venom spewed over the weekend,I had to put it in a separate post.Were I as talented as Chrissy,I could just post pictures alongside the bile that they disseminated.I’m not,so I have to C&P links and some youtubes for you to look over.If you don’t want to bother I can’t blame you.I just did it to lower my blood pressure.Anyway,it’s done.

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IT SO HAPPENS SHE WAS GETTING READY FOR HER DATE WITH BOEHNER

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Back Tapping 101 by The Honest Toddler

Some/All of you have become terrible at back tapping. Here is a free fresher course. No string attached. If you see any strings please give them to me because they’re mine.

Tapping a child’s back is a simple way to show you are sorry for the day’s events. Take pride in your work and stop being selfish.

  1. “I’m busy doing important things.” Your McDonald’s apple pies and TV will be there when you return don’t worry.
  2. “How long should back tapping last?” Once you stop loving you child feel free to walk away.
  3. “It’s late at night. Should I back tap?” Unless you have a notarized doctor’s note for an allergy to moonlight, yes.
  4. “Why notarized?” Because you’re a liar.
  5. “My arm hurts.” This is normal. You are transferring your strength into your child.
  6. “My arm hurts.” Sacrifice can be feel uncomfortable. For instant relief focus on the reasons you became a parent.
  7. “I’m bored.” Instagram this moment in your head. Make it look like an old photo and pretend your friends can see.
  8. “My arm still hurts.” Maybe you just want attention. Unfortunately this isn’t possible so feel free to keep talking about this pain in your mind only.
  9. “Can I switch hands?” Only if you can do so without drawing attention to yourself.
  10. “How much force?” You don’t get points for being scary strong. You’re relaxing a child, not manually resetting their heartbeat.
  11. “My child is asleep. Can I leave?” Wait until REM (Really Enjoying Mattress). Stay in the room.
  12. “Can I check my Facebook while back tapping?” No because your tapping become arrhythmic and VERY LAZY.
  13. “It’s morning. I can see the sun.” Congratulations! Your reward is making breakfast yay.

Source @ http://www.facebook.com/honesttoddler/posts/404038043058920

BONUS QUIZ: Can you tell the difference between modern art and toddler art?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenlewis/quiz-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-modern-art-and-art

For the record, I sold my first piece of art when I was 7 for $2. Then I majored in Art History in college and have a framed piece by my 2yo grandson in my home. I only got 4 out of 11 correct! LOL

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Obama’s Promise vs. ObamaCare’s Reality

Obama’s Promise: Your premiums will go DOWN by as much as $2,500 per family of four per year

ObamaCare’s Reality: Your premiums will go UP by as much as $1,000 per family of four per year

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/359352/obamacare-bends-cost-curve-upward-avik-roy

I do not like Obamacare

Rep Tom Reid says, If the President and Harry Reid continue to refuse to negotiate, I support presenting a simple request to them: repeal the special treatment under Obamacare that Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the President secured for Members of Congress and their DC insider friends, and I will vote to keep the government open.” https://www.facebook.com/RepTomReed

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ObamaCare: Smoke And Mirrors by Elaina F. George, MD

http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVGeorgeObamaCare90913.html

EXCERPT: Since the United Nations created the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, there has been an inexorable movement toward a centralized power that shifts decisions from individuals to government through regulation and mandates. It has readily caught on abroad and anchors socialized medicine. America was virtually the only western holdout. That changed in 1965, when the expansion of Social Security created Medicare, which, essentially, is socialized medicine for seniors.

ObamaCare is following in Medicare’s footsteps:

  • Just like ObamaCare, Medicare was sold as a government program to take care of Americans. Government became the benefactor, caregiver and savior — absolving Americans from personal responsibility. All they had to do was give their faith and money to the government.
  • Just like ObamaCare, Medicare was drafted by bureaucrats and politicians seemingly more interested in concentrating power and controlling the purse strings.
  • Just like ObamaCare, no doctors or patients were involved in the crafting of Medicare. There were no true advocates for the patient.

Over the years, Medicare devolved into a bloated, wasteful and soon-to-be bankrupt system. It has been a piggy bank for Congress (in fact, $700 billion from the Medicare trust fund was raided to help fund ObamaCare).

Costs have increased through higher deductibles while there has been a steady decline in access and treatment options. For those who argue that health care will improve under ObamaCare, note that Medicare reimbursements to hospices will increase one percent while hospital reimbursements fall. This makes it hard to argue that a new system will not emphasize rationing and palliative care to decrease costs.

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We Will Not Comply

Civil disobedience - Gandhi

October 1, 2013 – Obamacare Exchanges open, ushering in mandated direct and/or indirect funding for abortion in most health insurance policies.

  • The ACA requires that health insurance premiums include at least a monthly one dollar surcharge that will be used directly to underwrite abortions.
  • The HHS Mandate requires all non-exempt businesses and institutions – including religious institutions – facilitate contraception, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs in their policies.

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A coalition of pro-life leaders has developed a unified “We Will Not Comply” response to this assault on life, conscience and religious liberty.

A Pledge for the Preservation of Life and Liberty

http://www.prolifenation.org/pledge/

This Pledge has been carefully crafted to stand as a ‘line in the sand’. In its final paragraph, it states:

We declare that we will not comply with any regulation of the ACA wherein we are forced to pay for abortion or forced to willfully participate in the killing of innocent children.

In practicality, this means we will not choose an insurance policy that contains abortion funding, whether directly or indirectly, even to the point of choosing no insurance, at all. Furthermore, we support any citizen who chooses to act in peaceful protest, including non-violent civil disobedience, as the government has no authority to force us, as free citizens, to violate our conscience or forfeit our religious freedoms.

http://www.prolifenation.org/pledge/

Civil disobedience - St Thomas More

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a nationwide bulletin in June 2012, calling all American Catholics to prepare themselves to engage in civil disobedience to Obamacare. It’s brief and to the point:

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/conscience-protection/upload/BW-USCCB-Conscience-Bulletin-Insert_ENG.pdf

Source:

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/09/27/pro-life-leaders-pledge-we-will-not-obey-obamacares-abortion-funding-hhs-mandate/

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