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Listening

2013_05 Canine Comfort dogs on Good Morning America

They sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great. —Job 2:13

After 20 children and 6 staff members were murdered in a Connecticut school, the entire nation was stunned that such a horrific thing could happen. Everyone focused on the tragedy and the questions surrounding it: What kind of person would do such a thing, and why? How can we prevent it from happening again? How can we help the survivors? Amid the chaos, an unlikely group moved in and made a difference.

From Chicago came dogs— specially trained golden retrievers that offered nothing except affection. Dogs don’t speak; they simply offer their presence. Children traumatized by the violence opened up to them, expressing fears and emotions they had not spoken to any adult. Tim Hetzner of Lutheran Church Charities said, “The biggest part of their training is just learning to be quiet.”

As we learn from the book of Job, people in grief do not always need words. Sometimes they need someone to sit silently with them, to listen when they need to speak, and to hug them when their sorrow turns to sobs.

Listening may be the most loving and Christlike thing you do today. – Julie Ackerman

Source:

My “Our Daily Bread” email for December 26, 2013 – http://odb.org/

http://thedailygolden.com/tag/lutheran-church-charities/

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The Malignant Narcissist in the White House

2013_04 Obama's pissy puss

2013_04 17 Obama shows anger

ALLAHPUNDIT SAYS,

Never mind Benghazi. Where was this supposedly righteous anger after Aurora? The victims in that case weren’t small children, but that can’t possibly explain O’s dramatically more subdued reaction after that shooting. They were innocent people too; many of them were young, if not kindergarteners. No angry Rose Garden press conferences freaking out about Senate inaction after Aurora, though. Any theories why? Anything, maybe, having to do with when that shooting happened vis-a-vis Newtown? Right: One of them came three months before a presidential election and the other came a month after. That’s the difference. As you watch him point the finger here at supposedly gutless senators who care more about retaining public office than Doing Something, remember that there’s hardly one among them who’s as attuned to political self-preservation as O. He kept his mouth shut nice and tight about guns when it was his own ass on the line last year in purple states; he ignored gun control almost completely when he had 60 Democratic votes in the Senate early in his first term; and as we know from the gay-marriage farce, he isn’t above lying outright to voters about his true positions in the name of getting elected. (Let’s not start on the many ways he’s followed Bush’s counterterrorism lead after selling himself to the left in ’08 as the anti-Bush on foreign policy.)

Given his record, there’s every reason to believe that what’s really bothering him is the fact that red-state Dems denied him an easy chance today to demagogue Republicans as the party of child murder or whatever, which he was hoping to use next year as a way to retake the House. Then, once he had a Democratic Congress again, he could pass some new horrible permutation of ObamaCare or immigration or the minimum wage or some other liberal wishlist item that has nothing to do with gun control. Just like in his first term! That’s what he’s mad about, that a political bludgeon was essentially taken out of his hands before he had a chance to use it to achieve unrelated goals.

And now he’s a lame duck, with few opportunities to pass something big and a real chance that he’ll end up with a fully Republican Congress in 2015. He might have no choice at this point but to try to tank the immigration bill too so that he’s got something to scream about next year. I wonder if Democrats will trip him up there too.

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/04/17/video-obama-not-handling-gun-control-failure-in-senate-very-well/

Also worth a look:

WSJ editorial about why keeping guns away from dangerous or unstable people was less important to Dems than defeating the NRA.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324493704578430672176449846.html

Tweets:

  • So it took 1,000 cops & 200 shots to bring 1 bomber down & UR telling me I don’t need more than 10 rounds?
  • Who in Boston is saying “Thank God I’m not allowed to own a gun” right now?
  • Obama, ask your mentor, Jeremiah Wright, if he thinks the chickens have come home to roost for Boston.
  • Maybe he meant Chechens.
  • Note when something’s already accomplished the president speaks of “I” (I directed resources), but when it’s yet-unaccomplished it’s “We”

Obama cries like a little girl

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Listen to a PRO-gun Sandy Hook parent

Sandyhook dad you`ll have to take my guns from my cold dead hands [2:55]

Guns and gun free zones

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Media Malpractice Part Eleventy Million

This week, state lawmakers in Hartford, Conn., held hearings about last month’s school massacre in Newtown. Rather than report on what actually happened and give both sides a fair story, media outlets declared that callous gun nuts had “heckled” a bereaved parent. The story went viral.

But oopsie … actual video of the event shows the man was NOT heckled. The media ::gasp!:: MADE IT UP.

Watch the video starting at the 15:00 minute mark.

Heslin, whose little boy was killed in the massacre, asked a question of the audience.

  • Heslin: Is there anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question, why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips?

Nobody said anything for 5 seconds as he looked around the room waiting for a response.

  • Heslin: And not one person can answer that question or give me an answer.
  • Audience members: [unintelligible] The Second Amendment shall not be infringed.
  • Heslin: Alright.
  • Lawmaker: Please no comments while Mr. Heslin is speaking. Or we’ll clear the room. Mr. Heslin please continue.

Despite this clear and indisputable evidence that the so-called “gun nuts” had actually been POLITE, some (like Piers Morgan) could not bring themselves to admit the obvious.

2013_01 30 Piers Morgan refuses to apologize

I thought this was over yesterday. The “it’s a lie” story @ http://theweek.com/article/index/239391/the-bogus-news-story-about-the-sandy-hook-hecklers is dated Jan 29th. The Piers Morgan reply tweet above is time and date stamped in the wee hours of the 30th.

Today, January 31st, at 4:30 in the AFTERNOON, I was visually targeted by this absolutely shameless assault headline at AOL:

2012_01 31 430pm HuffPo STILL reporting FALSE story

On further reflection, I have to wonder if the whole thing was a set-up.

If you watch the video, the smack down – “Please no comments while Mr. Heslin is speaking. Or we’ll clear the room. Mr. Heslin please continue.” – sounds inappropriate and contrived. Listen for yourself …. do you see what I mean?

It really stinks like Heslin and that smack-down lawmaker were in cahoots with the media outlet that cooked up the “heckling” story in the first place, that Heslin asked the question intending to get heckled and that the lawmaker was primed to provide the “shut up or we’ll clear the room” smack down.

Problem was … those wingnut 2d Amendment supporters were too dang polite to make it really work for them … not that the Left-wing Media Arm of the Socialist-Democrats of America ever lets a small thing like The Truth interfere with their narrative!

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Matthew Modine: Celibri-Ghoul

Actor Matthew Modine joined the ranks of other self-promoting celebri-ghouls who have crawled out of the fancy pants woodwork in order to politicize a tragedy and, maybe, give themselves another precious 15 minutes in the limelight. I watched Modine’s video … but only because it’s so brief (42 seconds) I couldn’t think of a decent excuse not to.

It offers zero information, just pushes the Modine name and offers an alleged invitation to “join the conversation” about finding “responsible solutions” to gun violence. Riiiiiiiiiiiight. Check out below how Modine behaves when someone actually tries to join the conversation and talk about responsible solutions.

Tweeted by Modine:

Must it always b necessary for us 2 live through cruel & deadly atrocities in order 4 enlightenment and change 2 occur?

Tweet replies to Modine:

  • derekahunter – “Must it always b necessary for us 2 live through cruel & deadly atrocities.” You made “Gross Anatomy,” we didn’t.
  • Joseph Phillips – Dear Hollywood, just because you pretend for a living doesn’t mean your opinions actually matter.
  • TomJB Joseph Phillips – The mental giants among the Hollywood elite seem to forget that their success, fame, riches, and awards come from speaking words written by other people, not their own.
  • Gloves Donahue, Jr. – Matthew Modine? Is he a celebrity?
  • Robert Hoover – Well he made some movies a very long time ago.
  • judy w. miller – Haven’t seen him in anything lately. Schmoozing for a job?

Zing.

Comedian Steven Crowder and actor Adam Baldwin also got in on the fun.

  • MatthewModine – 2d amendment is archaic.
  • Orpheus75 – Hey Modine, is your First Amendments rights “archaic ” as well? You sure do enjoy the free use of that one.
  • scrowder – Archaic? Modine confuses 2nd amendment with his once viable career.
  • MatthewModine – our Constitution has been updated by way of amendments.
  • adamsbaldwin – Yes. Where’s your proposed amendment to repeal #Amendment2?
  • GunRightsAlert – Bill of Rights was prereq for ratification of Constitution. Repeal of any part of it would invalidate that contract.
  • karen adkins – Matthew, read the Constitution. At least then you’d be an INFORMED lib jackass.

Crowder remarked that when libs use word “enlightenment”, what they really mean is “I can’t really back up my stance, so I’ll act like you wouldn’t get it anyway.” They do the same thing with the word “Christian.” Apparently, Christians are not allowed to stick up for their own beliefs because, according to Leftists, it’s not “Christian” of us to do so. I think Jesus and the Apostles missed the memo on that.

Actor Sebastian Roché jumped in on Modine’s side. Baldwin makes quick work of him.

  • sebroche – I am appalled by the rude responses from so called christians when you speak about gun laws, something seriously wrong with that.
  • adamsbaldwin – Jesus might say that wielding a sword (weapon) in self-defense or defense of family & friends is among the greatest of loves.
  • MarleighNolan – Evil will never be disarmed! It is my right to protect my family against evil.
  • MatthewModine – I’m sure no god would give a blessing to weapons designed for the single purpose of killing people.
  • TheRickWilson – David. Rock. Goliath. Thanks for playing.
  • John – Samson. Jawbone. Ass.
  • DaTechGuyblog – Ah The left, always striving to make gods in their own image. There shall be no other gods but “me.”
  • scrowder – As if we needed any more irrefutable proof that liberal elitists don’t read The Bible.
  • Bob Lee – Dear Mr. Modine. Ignorance can be fixed. Stupidity is forever.
  • Cameron Ford – Fans & movie-goers = customers. You shouldn’t argue politics or religion with customers.
  • scrowder – Since MatthewModine is “sure,” why argue?
  • diznee1 – MatthewModine Do u know God personally? He welcomes u with open arms. Just ask.
  • MatthewModine – which god? there are dozens of mythological characters that man has given this title. I choose a loving one.
  • peteee363 – so modine doesn’t even know who god is, that answers alot!
  • ChrstphrPaul – Mars and Ares could not be reached for comment.
  • MatthewModine – yeah. two more make believe gods that love and encourage human destruction.
  • adamsbaldwin – Two more make-believe Gods. Unlike, you know, “our Lord and Savior” Obama, who is “the light and the future.”

It must chap Modine’s precious little backside that his only successful film is one that conservatives love … not to mention that he co-starred in it with Adam Baldwin! LOL

Modine & Baldwin in Full Metal Jacket

  • adamsbaldwin – MatthewModine: Is your desire that weaker people should be disarmed against stronger, evil outlaws? How’s that for equality or fairness?
  • MatthewModine – Education and loving parents might help more -when was the last time u used ur gun to protect your family?
  • GTFOBigGovt – “Education! Parents! But lets ban guns. Oh and, god is a myth JSYK”
  • ZoriahShepard – Last time I checked, a textbook and curfew are useless against home invaders…but hey Matthew – try it out and let us know how it works for you.

Look what happened when Aussie’s had their guns taken away.

Tired of being schooled, Modine keeps on tweeting, but blocks replies.

2013_01 15 Modine's bad netiquette

  • BrianGentry21 – Just because it hasn’t happened that means it won’t?
  • walterc – I’ve never used a fire extinguisher either, but I have one and I know how to use it in case I ever need it. Idiot.
  • FCallahan – Also never used my airbag or needed my seatbelts or helmet on motorcycle.
  • Steve_J – Rather have a gun and not need it vs not having a gun and needing it.
  • Fatalerror94 – It’s like arguing against having lightning rods because lighting has never struck your house.
  • Brett McMicken – the most telling thing of all is, i have yet to hear of a conservative begrudge a celebrity, regardless of his/her politics, the right to live in a gated mansion with state-of-the-art security and armed guards.

I guess Modine’s “god of love” approves of bad netiquette. Or something. Next he resorted to spamming.

2013_01 15 Modine's worse netiquette

Here, I get to decide who has the last word. I choose Steven Crowder.

scrowder – Want to not get schooled when debating gun rights? Watch this:

Source:

http://twitchy.com/2013/01/15/matthew-modine-says-get-enlightened-you-archaic-constitution-clingers-crowder-adam-baldwin-destroy/

Note: Some of the above was actually tweeted as links to other places Modine shot off his mouth or were posted at Twitchy in the comments section. For simplicity’s sake, I just presented them all in the same format, rearranged for max reading pleasure. IOW, it’s all fake, but accurate. Therefore, okay by Leftist standards, right?

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Protecting our children

A Nation Rises – March for Life [2:00]

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Gun control: The face of the Left

Democrat Ed Rendell: “Good Thing About Newtown is That it Was So Horrific”

Note that MSNBC host Alex Wagner says here that there should be “sensible gun laws.”

What does she mean by “sensible”?

Here are her own words from November of 2011 when she appeared on Real Time.

BILL MAHER: “What would you change in the Constitution?”

ALEX WAGNER: “The Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.”

Keep in mind that these are the same people who found the “right” to murder unborn Americans tucked somewhere between the lines of the Constitution and insist with spittle flying that Pro-Lifers are EEEEEEEEEEEVIL, because this alleged “right” is “in the Constitution!”

Keep in mind that these are the same people who think Al Gore should’ve been President, even though the Supreme Court said Bush won, and who have no problem with Gore getting filthy rich pushing his version of “science” that says fossil fuels are EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL, then selling his t.v. station for a potload of the same oil- and blood-soaked dollars that supposedly made Bush the devil incarnate.

2013_01 A Convenient Hypocrisy

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Blessings amidst the sorrow

Sunburst

The owner of a small restaurant in Des Moines says one of his employees came in and asked if she could get her paycheck a little early. While he was in the office cutting her check, she watched the news about the Newtown shootings.

Her boss came out to find her sobbing uncontrollably. She told him, “I needed my paycheck early because I have an appointment at Planned Parenthood this afternoon to have an abortion.” And then she said, “After seeing all of those innocent young children dying and all of those mothers who have had their children taken from them, I can’t go through with this abortion!”

The young girl said she didn’t know where to go for help. Her boss got her in touch with his mother, who is very active in Iowa Right to Life. God is good!

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‘Twas 11 days before Christmas

Let the children come

‘Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38  a.m.
When 20  beautiful children stormed through Heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious; their laughter filled the  air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say;
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a  mouse.
“This is Heaven,” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their Savior; the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can  bring,
Those children all flew into the arms of their King.
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of Mom and  Dad.”
Then He looked down on Earth, the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.

Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!
May this country be delivered from the hands of foods.
I’m taking back my nation.  I’m taking back my  schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now, my children, let me show you around.”
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

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Guns and Spoons

Guns and spoons

Tweeted @BradThor: A criminally insane man stole legally-owned guns in nation’s 4th strictest gun control state, but left doesn’t want to talk mental illness.

Tweeted @RBPundit: I guess Obama would know about irresponsibly letting guns get into the wrong hands. So he’s an “expert.” #FastandFurious

Tweeted @DonnyFerguson: This week hundreds marched on NRA, while tens of thousands bought more guns. We just had our national conversation.

Little Sisters of the Poor

Obamacare could drive Little Sisters of the Poor out of the US

http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/19/obamacare-could-drive-little-sisters-of-the-poor-out-of-the-us/

ObamaCare’s HHS mandate is requiring the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide free contraception and abortion coverage for its 300 celibate sisters who tend to the elderly in 30 cities. Despite Joe Biden’s reassurances that nobody would be forced to violate their consciences, The Little Sisters do not qualify for a religious exemption.

Tweeted @ @StevieJWest: Time magazine chooses President Downgrade as “Person of the Year”. File under: Things That Make Me Hope the Mayans Were Right.

Tweeted @jjauthor: Whats the difference between God and O? God doesn’t walk around Washington thinking he’s Obama.

Tweeted @rsmccain: Obama press conference math: What is the ratio of first-person pronouns to bogus strawman arguments he attributes to his opponents?

Tweeted @DLoesch: When during this presser will the President unveil the magical method of making criminals follow laws?

Bob adds:

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