Posted by Pistol Pete
To answer GP’s query:
Yes,I am more than happy to help with your Christmas tree quandary. When the kids were little,we took them to the Sinissippi forest in Oregon,Il.,pre-Christmas Story movie.
Just get on Hwy 64 (North Ave) and head west. When you go over the I-39 overpass you’ll come to a stop sign at hwy 251. Go straight and you’ll see a sign that says:Oregon 12 miles. As you just get into town there’s a road on the left called Daysville Rd. Turn left and look for a fork where Daysville curves to the left and Lowden Rd goes to the right. You’ll see a sign that says Sinissippi Sawmill. The tree lot is just past it. They cut fresh trees or they’ll give you a bucksaw to kill your own tree in honor of the season. There is coffee,cider and donuts and other baked goods plus hopelessly overpriced plastic trinkets in the converted barn. The kids still tell their little ones about getting in dad’s GMC Sierra and singing songs as we go out to find the perfect tree.
I am including below a link with their address,phone number and relevant information. If you’re looking for a white pine,these are some of the best you’ll find. There’s even a White Pines State Park on the other side of Oregon. This area is famous for them and teeming with deer. I drove this route for 25 years and saw many of them. Hope this helps.
PS:the foliage along this route during fall turnover is spectacular.
There are all kinds of tree farms around here. Keep your city life;I’ll stay in the country until I’m gone.
2. Breaking promises
Even the president’s media cheerleaders are out of excuses. When a CNN reporter logged in to the “new, improved” HealthCare.gov to demonstrate its smoothed-out functionality, it crashed … on television.
The insurance companies that have to deal with the mess the administration is creating are in a panic and even those few Americans who have managed to sign up for coverage through HealthCare.gov may find when they go to their doctor that they are not insured after all.
And that says nothing about all the million of Americans who lost policies and doctors they liked or the people like us who were supposedly the target audience for ObamaCare’s beneficence. We still can’t afford health insurance … but now the IRS is going to fine us for not having it.
The fundamental flaw in all this is Democrat Party philosophy that holds that a big, activist government can solve complex social problems. These clowns can’t even solve a website.
He has personally sent money to old women struggling on a pension and to immigrants. He has personally called people who have written him letters. Is Pope Francis now secretly sneaking out of the Vatican at night to give money to the poor?
The speculation that he may be doing so arises from an interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, “Almoner of His Holiness” – a little-known post that dates back to the 13th century that involves distributing money from the Holy See to the poor and marginalized.
“When I say to him ‘I’m going out into the city this evening’, there’s the constant risk that he will come with me,” said the Polish prelate.
When asked directly if Pope Francis ever joined him on these evening trips into the city, Archbishop Krajewski only smiled and said “Next question, please.” Some take that as an implicit suggestion that the Holy Father indeed is going incognito into the streets to give alms as he did while Buenos Aires.
“That’s what he’s like – at the beginning (of his papacy) he didn’t think of the awkwardness that he might create. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, when he was known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future pontiff “would go out at night . . . to find people, talk with them, or buy them something to eat. He would sit with them and eat with them on the street. This is what he wants from me,” Krajewski said.
Rumors of past Popes sneaking out of the Vatican are plentiful, including the stories that Pope John XIII would sneak out to walk and enjoy the beauty of Rome at night or that Pope Pius XII would dress as a Franciscan during WWII to assist with efforts to smuggle Rome’s Jewish population to safety.
EXCERPTED FROM: An Outbreak of Lawlessness By Charles Krauthammer – November 28, 2013
If a bare majority can change the fundamental rules that govern an institution, then there are no rules. … As of today, the Senate effectively has no rules. Congratulations, Harry Reid. Finally, something you will be remembered for.
Barack Obama may be remembered for something similar. … Desperate to deflect the opprobrium heaped upon him for the false promise that you could keep your health plan if you wanted to, [he called] a hasty news conference urging both insurers and the states to reinstate millions of such plans. …
The law remains unchanged. The regulations governing that law remain unchanged. Nothing is changed except for a president proposing to unilaterally change his own law from the White House pressroom.
That’s banana-republic stuff. …
And worse. When Congress tried to make Obama’s “fix” legal — i.e., through legislation — he opposed it. He even said he would veto it. Imagine: vetoing the very bill that would legally enact his own illegal fix. …
One day, when a few bottled-up judicial nominees and a malfunctioning health-care website are barely a memory, we will still be dealing with the toxic residue of this outbreak of authoritative lawlessness.
Read the rest @ http://www.nationalreview.com/article/365101/outbreak-lawlessness-charles-krauthammer
I’ve called MSNBC the Democrat Party’s Cable News Outlet for good reason. So color me surprised to learn they actually allowed Bob Franken’s remarks to make it on air. Maybe it’s because MSNBC Live is actually … live. Oops!
T.J. HOLMES (substitute host): Bob, you covered the White House for a long time. You’ve been around, and you were shaking your head there the whole time and wanting to chime in. What is it?
BOB FRANKEN (syndicated columnist and former CNN correspondent): Well, let’s use the “P” word here. This is propaganda when it comes from the White House: government covering the government. It’s not what you’re supposed to do in the United States of America. But we have an administration, every president gets to the point where he dislikes the press. It’s that simple. And every administration tries to manipulate the press. But this is the most hostile to the media that has been in United States history. Not only do we have this thing where they’re…
HOLMES (interrupts, surprised): Wait, you would go that far?
FRANKEN: I would go that far.
HOLMES: The most hostile in history?
FRANKEN: The most hostile because first of all, we have the situation where they are in fact shutting out the press. And by the way, when they say you can’t have every photographer in, they know full-well that there’s a thing called a pool, which is to say you have one representative from each of the media that represents all of them and shares the pictures and the sound and all that kind of thing. So that’s totally disingenuous, which is a polite word. But the reason I say most hostile is because of the Justice Department moves that they’ve made against the press. Obviously they have a contempt for the journalistic process. Those of us who are in journalism, of course, believe that it is vital if you’re going to have informed electorate as opposed to one that’s been propagandized.
If only this discussion had addressed the media’s role – particularly MSNBC’s! – in propagandizing the nation. That really would have been extraordinary. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Franken to be invited back on MSNBC. My guess is … MSNBC has already gotten a call from a very pissed off president.
Video embedded @ http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/11/30/msnbc-guest-obama-white-house-most-hostile-media-us-history
H/t Pistol Pete