Sunday, May 28, 2017

Political Correctness of Liberals And Diversity : We All Die Together

Hear no evil, see no evil and die knowing no evil.
Know this, even when that micro instant before the bullet reaches the brain, the progressive socialist liberal will never admit they are wrong, but in  that millisecond before the explosion, they will begin to have a doubt.

But they will have the satisfaction of knowing their philosophy and ideology of liberalism and diversity, ''We all die together'' will be only work as long as there someone else that as dumb as they are to believe holding hands, blocking traffic will win the day.

Venezuela's Promises of Socialists Rewards : Tyranny and Death

Venezuela : This was Barack's ultimate vision of a ''transformed'' America.  No freedom. No liberty. No justice. No options but do as you are told or be imprisoned or a shallow grave. Little wonder he found so much praise from Iran and other criminal regimes.

Remember Barack's much heralded visits to Cuba with Raul Castro and Venezuela under Hugo Chavez by the media and democrats? Both Raul and Hugo(were) and are advocates of communism, progressive socialist liberalism, and their ultimate rewards? This is the outcome for America if Barack's religious jihad had been successful.

Thank God and our Constitution, the people understood the danger and voted to stop the corruption of  tyranny by the few in our civil society. Repairing the damage done by the progressive socialist liberals over the last 8 years will not be easy, but just with the knowledge that the people still have the power to make changes in this country, we can confidently look forward to the future as the return of common sense and the rule of law will make the difference.

I Grew Up in Chavez’s Socialist Venezuela. Here’s What I Think About the Current Crisis.
Ricardo Pita / /

Venezuela’s air is thick with tear gas and its streets are stained with the blood of its youth. The South American nation has been reduced to a battlefield as government forces brutally pummel protestors. For the past 50 days, Venezuelans throughout the country have taken to the streets in anti-government uprisings. With approval ratings in the teens, the socialist and criminal regime of President Nicolas Maduro appears to be on its last legs. Hundreds of thousands of protestors continue pouring into the streets, demanding an end to the corruption that has bankrupted the world’s most oil-rich nation.

Maduro has predictably responded to this pressure with more violence.  Nearly 50 Venezuelans have been killed in the protests in the past two months, and more deaths will likely follow if the government follows through on its plan of deploying military snipers to tame the crowds.
Such a plan, coupled with the repeated threats from Maduro himself, puts the fragility of his political creed on full display.

Socialism is a scam best understood by those who sell it and, eventually, the ones swindled by it.
Over 20 years ago, under the banner of socialism and its endless list of impossible promises, demagogues hijacked Venezuela’s government, dismantled civil society, and crippled the national economy. Led by Maduro’s deceased predecessor, Hugo Chavez, the socialists implemented measures that crippled the private sector and triggered massive capital flights and brain drains.

Growing up in Chavez’s Venezuela is the defining experience of my life. The country was collapsing and no one seemed to be able to stop it. The opposition was persecuted, journalists were silenced, peaceful protesters were murdered, and crime was rampant.

As a kid, the crisis was evident to me when it was no longer safe to play baseball in the streets, when my parents whispered about yet another kidnapping in the neighborhood, or when my grandmother returned home teary-eyed after being mugged. My parents, like many others at the time, recognized that the country’s decay was imminent. The socialist party’s grip over government institutions grew stronger and, in turn, those institutions grew more impotent in dealing with the looming crises.
Corrupt Venezuelan Regime Failing to Quell Humanitarian Crisis 

The gradual and continued breakdown of the separation of powers meant that the rule of law would further erode, and the situation would grow more dire. So, with a heavy heart but with a firm understating of what was to come, my parents left everything behind to give our family a second chance here in the U.S. This second chance allowed my brother and I to know and grow up in a country whose society is at its best when individuals are empowered, not burdened, by the government. This is a nation where civil society and strong families are the driving force of its national vitality—where hard work is rewarded and success is praised, not envied.

Ten years on, my parents’ sacrifice is still a constant reminder of the important lessons I learned in Caracas and the blessings I enjoy here in America. Venezuela’s current struggle is fueled by people who yearn for similar blessings, and there is reason to hope for their success. As Maduro’s socialist regime wages merciless war on its own citizens—who are starved for food and freedom—pressure has continued to mount on him, and the strain is beginning to show.

Abroad, Venezuela’s regional allies, famous for turning a blind eye to abuses in exchange for financial incentives, have spoken out against Maduro’s violent repression. International organizations of large standing have rallied to penalize the regime in attempts to dissuade it from further escalating force against unarmed civilians.

In the U.S., President Donald Trump has swiftly acted to end his predecessor’s eight years of complicit silence, voicing support for political prisoners and issuing sanctions against corrupt officials.
This May Be Venezuela’s Tiananmen Square Moment 

In spite of being historically fractious, Maduro’s political opposition is now galvanized against him. They have sought to maintain momentum in the streets and have unanimously rejected Maduro’s attempt to rewrite the constitution. But perhaps the most telling sign of cracks in the internal regime is the attorney general’s unprecedented public break with the government.

History has repeatedly shown socialism to be a corrupt and destructive force, and there is no better example of this than in today’s Venezuela.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Trumps Moves to Reset The Middle East : Israel, Arabs Pivotal For Success

The question I have is how did congress allow Barack to ram his religious jihad for transformation of America ands the Middle East, as he promised in 2008 to become a reality? Barack's Iranian deal wasn't the first step in allowing the Persians of Iran to take total control of the middle east. It is the conclusion.

The first step was doing nothing to stop the Syrian catastrophe where more then 600,000 people have be killed so far, forcing millions of others to flee to Europe and other nations around the world.
And if one watches the hordes of mostly young men that dominate the refugees fleeing the war into the West, it readily becomes clear there is something else happening here that is not by accident but by design. 

With the continued terrorist killings occurring around the world, especially in the middle eastern countries like Iraq where hundreds are murdered by suicide bombers each time, but also now in Western nations like France and England where the governments are standing back fearful and apparently indifferent and unconcerned, compliant? to the killings.  

To understand what's happening, I believe it's necessary to see that the terrorist destruction and murders that are occurring are part of a larger strategy. Islam is beginning the necessary steps to bring the world to the feet of Muslim benefactors, with the intent of total capitulation of all nations of the West and elsewhere to acquiesce to Islamic ideology.

And with Israel being the only country powerful enough to stop the Iranians, Barack's strategy was to neutralize Israel by progressively lessening America's support and then allowing Iran a clear path to a nuclear weapons. Stand-off weapons for the Iranians to neutralizing Israeli influence in the area.

Barack's big stick of Iranian nuclear weapons, he believed was necessary  for controlling outcomes.

With Trump's trips to the middle east though and then Israel and Europe last week, I believe he signals a complete turnaround to Barack's religious jihad for Iranian takeover of the middle east that would bring chaos and conflict to that region and ultimately the rest of the free world.

Trump Signals a Reset Between Israel and US

Jarrett Stepman / /    

It’s time to patch up America’s second “special relationship” after eight years of frayed feelings between the United States and Israel. That’s the message President Donald Trump is sending in his early-presidency trip to Israel and unprecedented visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Trump said of his Monday visit to the Western Wall, a first for sitting American presidents, that the visit was potentially a path to a “deeper” friendship with Israel. Conflicts over policy and philosophy strained the relations between former President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and led to distrust between the two countries.

Watch the video : https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/866646408732053506

By going out of his way to entreat with Israel, Trump is at least signaling that a reset is in store.
Israel plays an essential role in American foreign policy—and not only in the Middle East. The war against radical Islamists has global implications in which the two countries have overlapping interests.

America’s Other ‘Special Relationship’
It is almost taken for granted today that Israel has been such a reliable foreign policy partner. This was only due to the careful diplomacy and alignment of key national and cultural interests between the two countries. The nature of this partnership in many ways mirrors the so-called “special relationship” between Great Britain and the United States. However, it is important to remember that before World War II, the U.S. and U.K. spent a century as mortal enemies and had deep reasons to distrust one another.

World War I pushed the U.S. and U.K. closer together after a century of suspicion and hostility. The fires of World War II and the Herculean efforts of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sealed a the long-term collaboration between the countries—an example of the importance of wise statesmanship from American and British leaders.

It is important for American leaders to recognize and cultivate just such a relationship with Israel.
While the United States has always been supportive of Israel’s nationhood since 1948, the two countries were not always so intertwined. The complex nature of the Cold War in the Middle East occasionally put the U.S. and Israel at odds.

U.S.-Israel ties grew closer after Israel defeated a coalition of Arab states backed by the Soviet Union in the Yom Kippur War and the country proved itself to be a valuable Cold War ally. The wisdom of this cooperation is even more apparent after the rise of radical Islamist sentiment that became a cornerstone aspect of American foreign policy after the terrorist attack on 9/11. Israel was in a prime position to help combat this pernicious ideology, which has strong ties in the Middle East.

Countering Iran and Syria
Trump addressed a few major issues of immediate concern to the U.S. during his visit to Israel.
Of course, the thorn of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and other radical, subnational Islamist groups in the region remain high on the U.S. agenda, and Israel is a key partner in destroying these factions. But the national threats of Syria and Iran, which have acted recalcitrantly toward the West and are well-known funders of terrorist groups, are of particular concern and also require close cooperation with Israel.

Trump has already shown that he is willing to make limited strikes in Syria to enforce the red line on chemical weapons. This action was strongly supported by Israel, and was seen as a rebuke to both Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria and also Iran. On Monday, Trump sent a strong message to Iran that its terror funding and nuclear ambitions would not be tolerated.
Where the Fight Against ISIS Stands, and How the US Can Win

As Middle East expert Jim Phillips argued in a recent Heritage Foundation report, “Iran remains the chief long-term regional threat to the U.S. and Israel.” Trump has not yet followed through on his promise to tear up the Obama administration’s 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, pending a formal policy review of whether the nuclear deal advances vital American national interests. Nevertheless, Trump said in a speech that Iran was guilty of “deadly funding, training, and equipping of terrorists and militias,” and that it acted inappropriately after the deal took place.

As Phillips noted, it is vitally important to either change the terms of this treaty or step away from it entirely to stem Iran’s “continued support for terrorism, expanding ballistic missile program, and deepening military intervention in Syria.” Israel is among the most important counterweights to this hostile regime in the Middle East, especially in upholding economic sanctions and controlling arms flowing to and from Iran.

The ‘Ultimate Deal’
Trump made numerous commitments regarding Israel during the campaign. Currently, his promise to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move an American embassy there has failed to materialize. This remains a thorny issue for the Palestinians in particular. It would also create a challenge for Trump’s desire to broker the “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians.
Trump has expressed a desire to create some kind of lasting solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an issue that has become a white whale for American presidents from Jimmy Carter to Obama. All of these attempts have failed to achieve any kind of lasting peace, and some have exacerbated the conflict.

A more realistic approach would be to seek an interim agreement to make incremental progress on addressing Israeli security concerns and facilitating Palestinian economic development, which would help restore mutual trust and create a more supportive environment for later addressing touchy final status issues.

Sticking points like the “right of return” for Palestinians, the status of Jerusalem, the future of Israeli settlements, and the redrawing of borders are unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, given the glaring lack of trust and wide gaps in the negotiating positions of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Republicans In Charge Of Fixing Public Debt? : Are We Screwed?

The fear, of course, for those of us that understand, at least in a small way, that if nothing is done to stop the bleeding from the treasury our country for the problem of paying for everyone that is now taking their share of Social Security and other guaranteed public funding's, and the million more coming on line in the near future to get their slice of the pie, it becomes a financial fact we  will become a just another third world sewer like Venezuela that is in the throes of total collapse and default. 

It also becomes clear to the trench dwellers, our congressional representatives are unwilling and or are incapable of making decisions that will turn this financial nightmare around.

Worse, with Republicans in change at all levels of government, one might believe we can count on them to do what they say is necessary to fix the problem, but with the history as our witness over the last decades, Republicans have failed miserably do the right thing when it counts. 

You're right, I'm a pessimist. But in the end, again, if history is any predictor of the future, with Republicans in charge, failure to deliver is assured.

If there is a any light at the end of the tunnel, it will depend on Trump and some cool heads in congress to kick open the door and  throw back the heavy curtains fear and pestilence from media and progressive socialist democrats, to flood the room with common sense and logic that might save our country from ruin.

But don't hold your breath waiting for these clowns to make their move as we need ever one on te outside with actual common sense to remain healthy that can take the levers of power when the need is most critical. Say tuned.

Just breath, that's it, just breath -


How Fast US Public Debt Will Grow If We Don’t Change Course
Romina Boccia / /    

A fiscal storm has been brewing over America for years, and things are only getting worse.
Publicly held debt—the debt the U.S. is borrowing from credit markets (as opposed to debt owed to federal trust funds like Social Security)—is at its highest level as a percentage of gross domestic product since World War II.

To address the problem, Congress and the president must work together to enact a responsible, pro-growth budget that puts spending and taxes on a sustainable path to balance. Budget cuts in President Donald Trump’s proposal to Congress this week are a key step on that path.

Our Fiscal Condition
America’s annual deficit—the difference between what the government spends and collects in taxes each year—is projected to rise steeply over the coming decade and to continue growing from there.
The deficit is projected to surpass $1 trillion in nominal terms before the 10-year mark, and then to keep rising.

In terms of the size of the economy, deficits are projected to rise from 2.9 percent of gross domestic product this year to 9.8 percent 30 years from now. Deficits reached this level at the height of the Great Recession, but current projections assume the deficit will rise to such levels even without another severe economic crisis. Instead, a combination of demographic changes and health care costs, combined with projected growth in interest on the debt, is driving this fiscal explosion.
Read The Heritage Foundation’s “Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

Absent a course correction, the Congressional Budget Office’s latest projections show the debt will rise from 77 percent of gross domestic product today to a staggering 150 percent of GDP by 2047—almost double the current level.

Such high and growing debt is unsustainable and carries several risks for American prosperity. Research shows that high and growing debt is associated with lower economic growth, which translates into lower business and individual income growth, and fewer opportunities for all Americans.

Action Is Required
Trump has put economic growth at the top of his presidential agenda, and this goal is directly reflected in the president’s proposed budget. According to White House sources, “the policies in [Trump’s] Budget would drive down spending and grow the economy. By 2027, when the budget reaches balance, publicly held debt will be reduced to 60 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2010, when the economic policies of the last administration took effect.”
Trump’s ‘Skinny’ Budget Paves Way for a Leaner Government

Congress and the president should work together to realize a fiscally responsible, pro-growth budget agenda.
This includes immediate cuts to unnecessary and improper spending; reforms to bring health care, welfare, and other entitlement spending under control; and tax reform that reduces harmful distortions to saving, investing, and producing in the United States.

It’s not too late for the U.S. to avert a full fiscal nightmare, and Trump’s presidency and a Republican-controlled Congress present a unique opportunity for long-needed reforms.
Time will tell if the administration and Congress do what the moment calls for.

Note: This article was corrected to remove confusion between the U.S. national debt and publicly held debt.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Planned Parenthood Contradiction : Video Exposes The Fraud

What ever happened to the very bed rock foundation of liberalism's diversity of thought and all inclusiveness that has been trumpeted all the time from the progressive socialists? All of a sudden it isn't about 'we all one big family living together and singing songs of freedom to be who you are'?

Now it's our way or the highway? Yeah, well, this is nothing new or different. It has always been this way and always will be. These are not nice people even though progressives proclaim themselves saviors of the middle class and the world of women's rights.

Something is terribly wrong about all this. And $500 million taxpayer dollars assisting in all this?

Undercover Video Exposes Deep Contradiction at the Heart of Planned Parenthood
Jay Hobbs /    

Though buoyed by well over $500 million in taxpayer dollars each year, Planned Parenthood offers little else in medical services beyond abortion—despite its rhetoric that would suggest otherwise.
This was made especially clear in Live Action’s video, released on Wednesday.

Watch the video : https://youtu.be/FCZlsQStC2E

When Live Action called Planned Parenthood clinics asking for other services ranging from prenatal care to adoption to parenting resources, staff at seven of the clinics said to “just go online” or “just Google” those services.

In two especially chilling moments in the video, Planned Parenthood staffers tell women who are looking for an ultrasound that they don’t actually provide ultrasounds—not unless the plan is to take the baby’s life through abortion, that is. “We don’t do any ultrasounds for prenatal care,” a staff member at a Council Bluffs, Iowa, Planned Parenthood tells a caller. “We do them when we’re doing abortions, but not for any other reason.”

The news that Planned Parenthood is, at its core, an abortion business isn’t exactly earth-shattering.
A graphic at the end of Live Action’s video shows that the corporation “performs” nearly 35 percent of all abortions in the U.S. compared with less than 2 percent of breast exams, less than 1 percent of pap smears, and less than two percent of cancer screenings.

In fact, another video Live Action released back in January caught 92 Planned Parenthood locations admitting the fact that they do not offer prenatal care, which is in direct contradiction to spurious, repeated claims by company CEO Cecile Richards.

To Planned Parenthood’s credit, staff at one of those 92 locations that doesn’t offer prenatal care did have the presence of mind to refer a client to a local pro-life pregnancy center. A blind squirrel can occasionally find a nut, after all.

Tipping the Scales for Abortion
But Wednesday’s video exposes more than initially meets the eye. Yes, Planned Parenthood does abortions on a highly disproportionate number of its patients, and yes, you’d have a better chance of finding a three-legged ballerina than a Planned Parenthood that provides prenatal care. But beyond that, the video shows that even while Planned Parenthood staffers send women to the internet to look for alternatives to its “services,” the abortion chain’s lobbyists are working overtime to undermine those alternatives—even if it means trampling the free speech of pro-life pregnancy centers.

In California and Hawaii, for instance, pro-abortion supermajorities have passed legislation that would force Christian nonprofit pregnancy centers—including those operated in and by local churches—to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions at the very outposts set up to offer an alternative to the deadly practice. The California law is likely headed to the Supreme Court, while Hawaii’s legislation sits on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature.

In Illinois, the situation is even grimmer, as the state is attempting to force pro-life medical professionals not only to advertise abortions, but to actually cultivate a list of known abortion providers within a local proximity and be ready to hand the list over to a client.

Where Will Pregnant Women Hear About Alternatives?
This, of course, violates every tenet of free speech and free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment, and pro-life attorneys have argued as much in court, gaining a preliminary victory in Illinois while the state and federal courts sort out the case.

On a practical level, pro-life lawmakers and lawyers have regularly argued that the disclaimers and referrals are unnecessary because abortion business listings are so easy to find on the internet or through the Yellow Pages—which would seem to meet the on-the-ground standard of care offered by Planned Parenthood.

Questioned whether a pro-life doctor or nurse could simply direct a client to look in the Yellow Pages rather than cultivate and distribute a list of abortion businesses, Lorie Chaiten of the American Civil Liberties Union told one Illinois House committee that idea was anathema back on May 13, 2015.
“So, I would like to think that a health care professional wouldn’t just hand the Yellow Pages,” Chaiten said. “This is about the patients really just not knowing where to turn.”

If the witch hunt against alternatives to abortion really was about making sure women knew where to turn, wouldn’t we expect Planned Parenthood’s brass to come unglued in reaction to revelations that its own staff sends women to the dreaded internet—or worse yet, the Yellow Pages—for information?

Of course, that’s not what this is about at all, and we can thank Live Action for yet another arrow of truth we can add to the quiver.

Commencement Speakers Chosen by Ideology, Not Diversity

Conservatism, Capitalism,  free markets and individual freedom are a dirty words to the ''new world'' progressive socialists that seem to be leading the charge for Barack's religious jihad for transformation that he promised way back in 2008. Barack's philosophy and ideology is still alive and moving forward. And Barack is still at it's head. 

As the author here points out, it is realistic to believe that the next generation will have profound effect on how we live our lives in a civil society governed by our Constitution, or whether we or not we survive at all as a free nation.


Here’s How Many of the Top 100 Colleges Are Having Conservative Commencement Speakers
Katrina Trinko / /    

Diversity of thought continues to be decidedly unpopular at America’s top institutions of higher education. According to a new survey from Young America’s Foundation, top colleges invited 45 liberal commencement speakers this year … and a measly four conservatives. (Not all of the universities, which were drawn from U.S. News and World Report’s list, had announced a commencement speaker. Others had multiple speakers or speakers without clear ideological viewpoints.)

The four conservatives are Vice President Mike Pence, who spoke Sunday at the University of Notre Dame; Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer; sports commentator Ernie Johnson; and Mayor G. T. Bynum of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The liberals include former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg (who recently donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood); New York Times columnist Frank Bruni; and comedian Will Ferrell.

Of course, these numbers aren’t surprising. But they’re still concerning. And while the media is fixated on the hundred or so students who walked out of Pence’s speech at Notre Dame (never mind the vast majority who stayed seated), the bigger story is the lack of ideological diversity at America’s colleges. Consider these facts:

— “By 2014, liberal identifiers [among college faculty members] jumped to 60 percent, with moderates declining to 30 percent and conservatives to just 10 percent,” wrote Samuel J. Abrams, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, in The New York Times. In other words, for every one conservative professor, there’s about six liberal ones.
— A 2007 survey found that “Faculty members were more likely to categorize themselves as moderate (46.1 percent) than liberal (44.1 percent). Conservatives trailed at 9.2 percent,” reports Inside Higher Ed.

I have no doubt many liberal professors believe themselves to be open-minded and perhaps even cultivate classrooms where conservative students feel free to speak and make their case. But for nonpolitical students, having almost entirely liberal or moderate professors may further solidify their liberal or moderate mindset—and they’ll never have to encounter a solid argument from the other side. And that’s a shame.

After all, too many millennials these days may be rejecting conservative principles not because they have found those principles unpersuasive, but because they’ve never been exposed to a serious argument advancing them.

Universities once prided themselves on freedom of thought. It’s too bad they’ve become such safe spaces for conventional liberal thinking.

In his speech at Notre Dame, Pence decried just that, saying, “Far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness—all of which amounts to nothing less than suppression of the freedom of speech.” “As you, our youth, are the future, and universities, the bellwether of thought and culture,” he added. “I would submit that the increasing intolerance and suppression of the time-honored tradition of free expression on our campuses jeopardizes the liberties of every American.”

Pence is right that the lack of diversity of thought in colleges could have long-term effects. Culture matters—and if colleges were more interested in spurring intellectual debate and discussion, commencement speakers would be a lot more ideologically diverse.

Rosie Becomes Obsessed With Ivanka : 'Don't Tell Me What to Wear!'


Her size is in question now that the first lady and Ivanka set new limits for style and fashion. Hillary and Michelle are no longer setting the standard. So looking like you don't have a chance of wearing cloths designed for other body type isn't reason to become nasty and defensive. Just be who you are and be happy. Don't obsess on what other people are doing with their lives.

Yeah, I know, for you it isn't just about body sizeism, it's the larger issue that you are totally irrelevant now. Relax. Be someone that understands it isn't important to be found as ''out of the loop'' or a ''nonperson''. It's just easier being a nobody that way. 

Hey! Slide into oblivion with grace, not with noise and profundity.

New York State Senator Plans Destruction of NRA : Who Knew? Yikes!


Why would some one want to attack and destroy the NRA? Especially when you have been living in the back room of a McDonalds for most or your life. Can your problemsit always be someone else's fault for your current condition.

And pivoting the conversation to those nasty people at the NRA who don't understand who is actually in control of everything, isn't always a good idea when you are such a prime target yourself.

Just sayin' -

Maybe the good Senator has other problems? Not just the NRA?

Churches Deal With Squirrel Problems : Results Differ (Humor)

Okay, start the day with a smile - it's way past time to do that given our current climate of confusion and chaos.

The Squirrels vs. The Church

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrels. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will

At the Baptist church the squirrels had taken an interest in the
baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.

The Methodist church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water slide.

But the Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptized all the squirrels and consecrated them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter.

Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue; they took the first
squirrel and circumcised him. They haven't seen a squirrel since.
 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Memorial Day : 'Freedom Means Having Notning else to lose'

''Freedom means having nothing else to lose''
Did we forget something for this weekend? Or for that matter many other days of the year where we stop and remember how we got our freedom to become prosperous and free.

And as I love this phrase from a 60's song sung by Janis Joplin, ''Me and Bobby McGee'', ''Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose'', we have to ponder current events and their impact on our country.

Now is a good time to begin the process of deciding who we are and where do we want to go from here?

Everyone must understand, once freedom is compromised as it is on our college campuses and in the major media today, and then it's lost to us. Do we just stand by and watch it be destroyed? What will result is freedom will be lost and it's return will be at best controversial and at the worst, gone. What will remain is a lot of gnashing teeth and finger pointing instead of looking in the mirror.

Edmund Burke said it best, 'For tyranny to succeed, all thst is needed is for good men to do nothing'.