Today is Queen Elizabeth’s 89th birthday. In the years since her coronation in 1952, there have been twelve presidents of the United States, and the queen has met all of them except for Lyndon Johnson. Here are some pictures of her with the others:
Daily Archives: April 21, 2015
“How many Stephens there are in the world these days. We think of our brothers whose throats were slit on the beach in Libya; we think of that young boy burned alive by his fellow citizens because he was Christian; we think about those migrants who were thrown into the high seas by others, and many others whom we don’t know about, who suffer in prisons because they are Christians. Today the church is a church of martyrs.” – Pope Francis, April 21, 2015
“[Stephen], filled with the holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” But they cried out in a loud voice, covered their ears, and rushed upon him together. They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him. The witnesses laid down their cloaks at the feet of a young man named Saul. As they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell to his knees and cried out in a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them”; and when he said this, he fell asleep. – Acts 7:55-60
Bill “earned” about $48 million in speaking fees JUST during Hillary’s four-year stint as Obama’s Secretary of State. And we’re not talking a lot of speeches here. We’re talking HALF A MILLION dollars OR MORE per speech! More than half of this money came from companies in China, Japan, Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Cayman Islands. It doesn’t take a Ph.D. in economics to figure out what these people were REALLY paying for, now does it?
Normally this isn’t posted until after I’ve had my morning nap and scanned a bunch of rescources to find some interesting tidbits for you. I stopped after I finished delivering papers this morning at the local Steak and Shake, which is the only restaurant around us besides McD’s that’s open at 3:30 AM. There are two young girls who work there, a waitress and a cook. Most of the night business is drunks at the drive thru ordering some burgers. Not too much foot traffic, so they both come out and talk to me. They don’t have omelettes on the menu, but I talked the cook into making me one with bacon and cheese. It wasn’t bad, but then how do you screw up scrambled eggs? I’m still awake because I had three cups of coffee that was strong enough to strip paint. I’ll do what I can before I get tired, then finish after my nap. No promises.