Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving in Pictures...

We traveled to my sister's house about 2 hours north of where we live. All my kids were there, my brother and his kids were there, and my sister's family was there, of course. All present and accounted for! Nathan brought his girlfriend Amelia, and of course the engaged couple (Gretchen and Joe) came!  The doggies enjoyed their annual get together, minus dear Rebel. He was so missed - his happy face and wagging tail. : ( 

It was a wonderful day, as it always is. This is my FAVORITE holiday because it's not overtaken with commercialism - it's all about people, relationships, families, visiting, thanking God for His blessings, talking, laughing, cousins playing and talking... just enjoying being together. And the good food is just the icing on the cake!

A few pictures from our day -

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

 

Now the Christmas countdown begins - the holiday I DON'T like so much anymore. The focus has shifted to extreme commercialism which puts hardship on families struggling financially, just to keep food and shelter (a category we fall into unfortunately.) Once Thanksgiving has passed, I grit my teeth and endure til January. Sigh. I wish it were not that way.

But it IS what it is...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

VICTORY IN IRAQ Day!

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VICTORY IN IRAQ DAY! The mainstream media might not acknowledge the success and the courage and convictions of those who would defend freedom everywhere in the world - but the blog world does!  Visit the link to see some wonderful pictures!!

THANK YOU AMERICAN SOLDIERS!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Little Lighthearted Post...

It seems like all my posts have been so heavy over the past month or so - I guess it's because my heart has been heavy, burdened with troubles on both a personal and a national level. These are trying times. But there HAS been some good stuff going on!  Candesktop11-08 you say #1 in the nation!?!?!  Yes indeed! My Alabama Crimson Tide football team is #1 in the nation! They are undefeated going into the last regular season game against in-state rival Auburn.  They are bound for the SEC Championship game in early December to face those incorrigible Florida Gators! What a game that will be! But first things first... ROLL TIDE ROLL!!  Beat Auburn!!!

In honor of the SPECTACULAR season the Crimson Tide has been enjoying, my desktop has been all BAMA! Some of you know how I enjoy changing out my desktop wallpaper, sometimes even changing it several times a day! LOL!  But I have kept this same wallpaper for a couple of weeks now. You can click on it to see it enlarged.

Baby, it's COLD in the deep south today! We've had a little cold front come through and our temperatures have nose-dived! I'm talking mid 20s for lows and low 50s for highs, with a chilly wind to boot! And that's COLD for the deep south in November! Of course it's time for things to cool down but I always shudder when it happens, for it means winter is coming. I don't see how so many of you endure the brutal winters up north! Brrrr!

Thank you for the couple of comments on the previous Veteran's Day post. It's hard for me to look at such a picture as that and not be moved to tears, with emotion and pride. That picture said more than a thousand words could ever convey. Perhaps that is why so few commented - they were rendered speechless maybe?

clip_image001An interesting link before I go today.  You can click on the stamp to the left, to read about our Muslim Holiday postage stamp. Did you know we have one?? And note that this is in commemoration of a feast to celebrate the end of the month long fasting of Ramadan, and also "to commemorate  the willingness of the 'prophet' Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael in response to God's command..."  Did you catch that? The LIE?

My, how they TWIST truth! The bible tells us that in a test of faith and trust, Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, the son of promise! We all know that  Abraham [passed the test] was willing to obey God to the very point that he raised his knife against his son, but God stopped him!  And in His mercy, God provided a ram to be sacrificed instead. Isaac is the child God promised, the royal lineage!! Ishmael is the counterfeit, born of the bondwoman, not the free! Yet Muslims believe through Ishmael, is God's chosen lineage. Isaac's lineage is the house of Israel (the line of Jesus, and the line through which we have been adopted as sons and daughters.) Ishmael's descendants are of the Arab world. Thus the NEVER ENDING WAR between the Arabs and the house of Israel... all because Abraham and Sarah grew impatient waiting for the child God promised, and devised their own human plan to gain an heir. HOW SAD. To this very day the counterfeit attempts to usurp the place of Israel. AND THE WHOLE WORLD SUFFERS BECAUSE OF IT.

That's it for today...

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An AMERICAN SOLDIER...

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This sight stirs the very soul. One generation thanking another, for serving.

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Brief Election Wrap and Onto Other Things...

Isn't it interesting how the same thing can be viewed in such opposite ways!?  It's all in one's perspective I guess! No?  I feel our UNITEDDIVIDED country is more divided than EVER at this point in time.

People have said with tears streaming down their faces, that Martin Luther King's "dream" has come true.  NO IT HAS NOT!!! Martin's dream was that one day his children would be judged by the content of their character and NOT by the color of their skin. The election of Barack Hussein Obama is not a realization of MLK's dream. We were never allowed to learn about Obama's character BECAUSE of the color of his skin. To ask about his CHARACTER would be racist.

It should  be noted that 95% of blacks voted for Obama, many of those shamelessly stating his race as the reason. 43% of whites nationwide, voted for Obama, which was a percentage point stronger than previous democratic candidates. Race appears not to have been an issue at all, with white voters. So, sadly MLK's own race remains trapped in racism, unwilling to unshackle themselves and begin to judge people rightly, according to the content of  their character.big_1600297

We are now headed for "change" and having already received a preview of some of that change, I DO NOT WISH OBAMA  SUCCESS IN OFFICE. Socialism is a FAILED agenda - We are witnessing European countries who are abandoning failed socialism and reaching for democracy. Why would I wish Obama success in implementing proven failed socialist policies in our country?

I would imagine that soon, many of those who voted for Obama will begin to experience "buyer's remorse." Sadly, it will be too late.  Their mortgages will not be paid by him, their cars not gassed up by him, and they will not find themselves above adherence to  the municipal laws of their communities.  Taxes will increase, freedoms (of speech, of right to bear arms etc) will be threatened.  And this is the 'small stuff.'  The BIG stuff will be the testing of the untested one, when the world's dictators come calling.  Time will tell. May GOD help us, for the sake of His remnant in the land.

Monday, November 03, 2008

At the CROSSROADS OF A LIFETIME...

 

EDIT  8:00 P.M. central time (Tuesday) : Sorry for the password friends. I wish blogger would allow passwording of a post rather than only allowing the whole blog to be passworded or not. Maybe it won't have to remain for long. I had a visitor who I don't know, but who is a friend of someone I do know. They came, they read, they went back to their blog and proceeded to post a rant against me, urging their liberal friends to pay me a visit. You can visit the guy HERE to see what he said. Never mind, he deleted it (very wise because it was vicious) - only the comments remain.

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I want to preface this entry by reminding my readers that THIS IS MY BLOG.  This is the place where I CAN TALK ABOUT MY BELIEFS, MY OPINIONS, MY CONCERNS, MY HOPES, THOUGHTS and DREAMS. What follows are MY (WELL researched) OPINIONS and CONCERNS. You have that same right on YOUR blogs so please express your opinions on YOUR blogs!  General (I agree/I disagree) comments are fine, but do NOT try to sell this DANGEROUS fraud to me in my comments section! Now, to share some thoughts and concerns...

I was sitting here last night, listening to a speech Obama was giving. And he was smearing McCain and ridiculing the fact that Dick Cheney endorsed McCain this past week. Well, why wouldn't he??? Cheney IS a registered Republican voter. Why wouldn't he support McCain, the Republican candidate?? The crowd was jeering and sneering at Obama's words, collectively ridiculing McCain because Cheney is voting for him. Would they likewise jeer at the fact that Barney Frank (GAG!!!!) cast a vote for Barack Hussein Obama!?

WELL WELL... I would rather it be known that a fellow American, a fellow Republican was publicly endorsing me, than to be in  terrorists support ObamaObama's shoes - trying to downplay and hide the fact that all of the terrorist world is supporting him! EVERY SINGLE TERRORIST DICTATOR AROUND THE WORLD HAS COME OUT PUBLICALLY AND ENDORSED OBAMA AS THEIR MAN!!  And as for the LOCALS -

Endorsed by Communist Party USA
Endorsed by Chicago Young Communists League
Endorsed by Marxists/Communists/Socialists for Obama
Endorsed by Hamas terrorist group

Now THAT is something to be PROUD of!!! Right Mr. Obama? Thank God THEY can't vote! Oops, I forgot! They ARE voting, by way of funneling millions of their foreign (and domestic) terrorist/dictator dollars into his campaign fund.

civilian police Barack Hussein Obama,  sir, instead of wasting your precious final campaign hours RIDICULING American Republican voters, why don't you tell us more about your plan to brainwash our children into believing they should be pacifists and appease the "sensitivities of America HATERS."  And tell the truth about "The Civilian National Security Force" you will put in place without delay... which sadly, your legions of fans/followers/worshippers - whatever, don't have a clue what this means! It sounds good because their Obamessiah is saying it! 

We need to be listening to Cuban Americans who escaped the horrors of such a regime that implemented this same police force, controlled by Fidel Castro - NOT to protect the people, but to FORCE them into submission to him.  Here's a few links by Cuban bloggers who cannot believe this beloved country of freedom which they fled to and began new lives in, has come to this day.

http://www.babalublog.com/archives/009042.html
http://cubanamericanpundits.blogspot.com/
http://www.anewtone.com/2008/07/czarbama-and-civilian-national-security.html

Tell us Barack Hussein Obama, why you plan to bankrupt the American coal industry?? Are you people paying attention out in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and any other state that has a significant coal industry? And for the rest of the nation, do you know that putting the coal industry out of business will turn out your lights... and get ready to freeze to death in the winter.  Click here, read it for yourself. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/11/obamas_brags_his_cap_and_trade.html

Michelle Malkin also reports on this same issue and you can read it here. 
http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/02/audio-obama-will-bankrupt-the-coal-industry/  Should it surprise anyone that Obama's "internet police" immediately removed that video where he brazenly spoke of doing this?  No matter; bloggers were smart enough to copy the transcript of his exact words.  ticketforamerica

There are so many issues I could bring up here, but the bottom line for me is very clear:  We have on the ballot an American  who has proven his allegiance to America.. who was RAISED by America-loving parents to LOVE HIS COUNTRY, who SERVED at great personal sacrifice, who has MANY pro-American friends who have publicly spoken of his love and loyalty, his dedication and service.. many veterans who served alongside of him and publicly praised his honor, loyalty, love and steadfast service and devotion... a man whose life has been TRANSPARENT from his birth to this very point in time - his accomplishments as well as his failures in life, he has honestly put out there for us to see.  HE HAS A HISTORY PEOPLE, THAT WE CAN SEE AND JUDGE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

On the other side, we have a man who's history is FRIGHTENINGLY VAGUE and INCOMPLETE.  He seems to have just "appeared on the scene" out of nowhere, a few years back. There are more years missing from his life resume` than are visible for us to look at, and what little history has been revealed or uncovered, is contradictory-  i.e. birthplace, citizenship, ideologic affiliation (muslim).  Here is a compilation of what little we know - Obama Timeline.

There is NO long list of people who have come forward and been interviewed, to vouch for his allegiance to country... NO ONE, in fact!  No friends from his past have surfaced and been interviewed about his character, his growing up years. No childhood friends, no college friends, no records to examine, of service... NO ONE has stepped forward to reassure us that we are choosing a GOOD man who has a history of love for America and the desire to serve America's best interests.  What few records in his life that have been dug up, are ALL SEALED TO THE PUBLIC.  Those who seek information are investigated themselves!!! I.E. Joe the Plumber.. and examples such as THIS...

We have heard about his associations and friends in life though he wishes we had not. Certainly NONE of them have appeared on TV to share about and reassure us of his patriotism and allegiance to America.  And why not??  Because ALL of those associations are America-haters, anti-white, anti-Jew, anti-democracy, anti-American, pro marxist, pro-communist, socialist enemies of our country. 

Has there EVER been a candidate for president of these blessed United States of America, who has such a full stable of  ANTI-AMERICAN friends from his birth to this very day??

PEOPLE!!!!!!  These facts should SCARE THE LIVING HELL OUT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS!!!!  I don't care WHAT he is saying and what he is promising - LOOK AT THESE FACTS, WHAT FEW WE HAVE... this isn't all about party feuding. It is NOTHING about party affiliation. People, this man is not your average American democrat... he is a FAR EXTREME LEFT WING (anti-American) democrat who scares the general democratic population. Check out DEMOCRATS FOR McCain ... Hillary Supporters For McCain ... HILL BUZZ ... PUMA PARTY ... Just Say NO Deal ... and hundreds more sites, just google!!  And here is an excellent article, compiling Obama's own words concerning who he is and what he intends to do. The Case Against Obama. This is a very thoughtful case.

This election boils down to choosing a PROVEN AMERICAN LOVING, PRO-AMERICAN citizen with a lifetime of defending this country and serving this country, and the experience to lead wisely- verses choosing an UNKNOWN on MANY LEVELS, with FRIGHTENING associations, with a FRIGHTENING anti-America upbringing (immersed in Marxism from his raising by his mother and grandparents, to the seeking out of marxist friends as an adult, BY HIS OWN WORDS) who speaks carefully, but has slipped enough for us to know he speaks with a forked tongue.  His words and his ideas come straight from the SOCIALIST playbooks.

John McCain is not a perfect man but his allegiance to the United States is UNQUESTIONED.  Barack Obama is not a perfect man either, and his allegiance to the United States is VERY QUESTIONABLE.

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