Friday, February 22, 2008

President Bush Dancing in Liberia

Sometimes, you just have to have a little fun in life, and I enjoyed this video of President Bush in Liberia from 2/21/2008 tremendously when I saw it on Greta Van Susteren tonight. I have been searching for it for awhile, and found two, this one being closer.

President Bush, Dancing Machine (posted 02/21/2008 at 11:36 AM)
President Bush strutted his stuff in the Liberian capital of Monrovia Thursday.

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God bless!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Urgent Action Alert! Legislation to Repeal Wisconsin’s Law to Prohibit Abortion

Wisconsin Right to Life


Legislation to Repeal Wisconsin's Law to Prohibit Abortion

Will Have a Public Hearing on February 27

Our greatest fears are coming true! Legislation (SB 398) to repeal Wisconsin's long-standing law to prohibit abortions (s.940.04) is now advancing through the legislature! A public hearing will be held on SB 398 on Wednesday, February 27 in Room 411 South of the State Capitol in Madison .

Planned Parenthood is desperate to keep Wisconsin 's abortion mills open. They know that when Roe v Wade is overturned, s.940.04 will come back into effect and Wisconsin's abortion clinics will be out of business!

Planned Parenthood will be mobilizing hundreds of people to come to the hearing in support of SB 398. You are needed at this hearing to register opposition to SB 398. We will have "Save 940.04" buttons for you to wear and our staff will be there to assist you in registering in opposition to SB 398.

FREE bus transportation will be available from Milwaukee (with stops in Waukesha and Jefferson counties) and from Green Bay with stops in Appleton , Oshkosh and Fond du Lac . To reserve a place on a bus and to find out times and pick up locations, call Janna toll free at 877-855-5007. In the Milwaukee area call 414-778-5780. Or e-mail Janna at The buses will leave for the return trip at 2:00 p.m. so you will be home in plenty of time for dinner.

If there was ever a time the babies needed you, it is February 27!
Please be there for them.

"Prep" is not a Book for Middle School...

I am really getting tired of the inappropriate books being handed to our school children without parental knowledge or input. And I am DOUBLY tired of those responsible passing the buck and saying that it is up to the parents, not 'us'....

This news story came on today as I was getting ready to leave for work.

The video does not work HERE, click on the link

'Prep' Porn?
Parents protesting salacious teen novel

I won't even read a book that gets graphic! And my grandchildren should be able to read this kind of stuff at 12 years old?

We are to avoid the near occasion of sin, not hand it out earlier and earlier and earlier...

When this type of reading is handed to 12 yr olds, and you have pre-teens/teens dating, is it any wonder that kids are sexually active earlier and earlier? When condoms and the Pill are handed out without parental consent or knowledge, is it any wonder that STD's are so rampant that now 11 yr old girls are being mandated to be vaccinated against HPV??? *Gardisil*... I want to be one less, ONE Less... Right... sick.

Then, as often happens, the girl gets pregnant; you get angry at the boy, and want to charge him with a crime that will cause him to be labeled a sexual predator at seventeen, a label that will follow him for life. And you have a young girl that is either forced to abort or forced to raise a child before she is ready to parent, or grandparents take that job over ... OR... occasionally, a child is placed for adoption.

And we wonder WHY??

God help us!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I have gotten this before, but today it came again. I am passing it on.

God bless!

John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, "I don't get it!

You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood.

I choose to be in a good mood."

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

"Yes, it is," he said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins...Want to see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter," he replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live."

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked

He continued, "..the paramedics were great.

They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said John. "She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.! ' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'."

Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34.!

After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

You have two choices now:

1. Delete this

2. Forward it to the people you care about.

You know the choice I made.

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Interesting column by Cal Thomas today................

I agree with Mr Thomas on so many points here, esp those which I have put into italics near the end of his column.

God bless!

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From: Mary Ann
Date: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Cal Thomas: Obama's message of hope doesn't fill the bill
Wednesday,  February 20, 2008 3:05 AM
"Hope is a dangerous thing," says Red to Andy in the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption. Red, played by Morgan Freeman, means that Andy, played by Tim Robbins, risks despair if he hopes to get out of prison.

The sentiment is worth considering when it comes to politics. Can too much trust in a politician also be dangerous and lead to despair, even cynicism? Those old enough to recall the political scene in the '60s when John F. Kennedy and then his brother Robert were assassinated know the dangers of hope and what can happen when such hope is crushed. In the '60s, crushed hope produced rebellion, even anarchy, along with despair.

Now we're told (by members of the Kennedy family, no less) that Sen. Barack Obama is the reincarnation of the hope that was lost when JFK was murdered in 1963 and Bobby was killed in 1968. And we watch as another generation of the young, informed by their history books and black-and-white film of those days, become disciples of another young and handsome politician with a pretty wife and cute children. Will history repeat? God forbid. But will another generation be disappointed when the one in whom they are placing so much hope cannot possibly deliver?

This is where mature and experienced adults can steady the enthusiasm of the young and inexperienced. The Washington Post Magazine recently carried a cover story by Jeffrey Birnbaum titled "How Lobbyists Always Win: Dispatches from Washington's Relentless Growth Industry." It is a reminder of how, no matter who is president and which party controls government, lobbyists are part of the permanent class and very little can change without their participation and approval. Numerous "reformers" have come to Washington in the past, promising change. As often happens, they don't change Washington; Washington changes them.

One of the Kennedy campaign songs in 1960 was High Hopes. The original lyrics include the line, He had high apple pie in the sky hopes. That could describe Obama.

Hope must be grounded in objective truth, otherwise it quickly becomes wishful thinking. I might hope my team wins the championship, but if they lack the talent it isn't going to happen. I might hope to win the lottery, but I don't play and if I did, I'd have better odds of being struck by lightning than taking home the jackpot.

Placing hope in politicians absolves too many of us of our responsibilities. In 1994, when Republicans were on the verge of returning to power in the House for the first time in four decades, one of the books making the rounds was The Tragedy of American Compassion by Marvin Olasky. The book traced the history of compassionate behavior and found that most of it came from individuals and religious institutions. The religious institutions offered hope by dedicating themselves to changing the lives of people whose bad choices had put them in need of help. Changed lives produced changed behavior and, thus, changed circumstances, leading to a more hopeful future. Olasky wrote that tragedy occurred when government began to occupy the space once dominated by religious and personal charity, displacing hope and leading to despair.

The "hope" being sold by Obama and his true believers is misplaced. Obama cannot deliver; he cannot save; he cannot improve individual circumstances by redistributing wealth and talking to America's dictatorial enemies. He is selling snake oil.

The writer of the New Testament Book of Hebrews says that "faith is being sure of what we hope for." What we see in Obama is a man with great rhetorical skills, who is untested in battle. Many are projecting their hopes on him because he makes them feel good. What commander would put a low-ranking officer in charge of all troops during wartime? We are close to making Obama our commander in chief with no hint of how he might perform, other than to withdraw troops from Iraq.

A President Obama might be worth the risk in peacetime, but with crafty enemies seeking to destroy us, can we afford to make what might be a fatal mistake by electing someone upon whom too many of us have projected, ungrounded hope?

Cal Thomas writes for Tribune Media Services.

Terri's Foundation -- In Need of Your Help

This came from Terri's Foundation:

February 20, 2008

In Need of Your Help

We release this emergency request on behalf of Geraldine Hayes, a patient in Volusia County in Florida.

Geraldine has been in the hospital since August 2007. Her family has been working feverishly for months to get her transferred to another hospital.

We are hoping this alert will find an attorney who can help Geraldine to obtain a transfer to another medical facility.

Please – this is an emergency request. If you or someone you know is a practicing attorney in the state of Florida and can help Geraldine and her family, contact Terri's Foundation at: or call (727) 490-7603.

Happy Birthday to my Daughter!!

Have a VERY happy Birthday, and many more!
You are a blessing, truly!

God bless you today, and every day!

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Son

My Son and Me
Born Feb 18, 1982

Proud of the man that you have become,
I wish you a VERY happy birthday, and many more.

God bless you abundantly. Stay close to Him, always.

Numbers 6:24-26

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Feb 17 - 20th anniversary of abduction of Col Rich Higgins USMC

Colonel William R (Rich) Higgins, USMC
abducted Feb 17, 1988 while on a 'peace-keeping mission'

A reader (Cyberhillbilly) graciously reminded me yesterday that Feb 17th is the anniversary (20 yrs) since Col Rich Higgins was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, and eventually murdered by Hezbollah.

He has blogged about Col Higgins previously, as I have.
Note: for each of the last two links, scroll down to the bottom of the pages to read in chronological order.

The occasion of his search for Rich Higgins was the death of Imad Mughniyah,
The much wanted man is linked to many evil acts over the years, including the abduction and death of Col Rich Higgins. I have been reading several accounts of his death, and have not yet found one that mentions Col Rich Higgins nor William Buckley.

Cyberhillbilly does not want Rich Higgins forgotten.

Either do I.

That is why THIS writer has put Col Rich Higgins name in the Subject line,
and mentioned the other only once...

Col Rich Higgins, may he rest in peace.

As for the other, may God have mercy on him, as many of us in this world don't.

God bless!

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