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Is The United States Too Prosperous For Some...??? - 03/31/10 08:30 PM
I was thinking recently of how blessed our Country has been...!!! We have so much to be thankful for in the way of opportunity, prosperity, natural resources, standard of living, freedoms, security, etc... That is a reality in our beloved Country, The United States... I believe that that is the major reason my ancestors emigrated to this land over 104 years ago...to give their children opportunities that were not available in their former homeland...This story has been repeated for many other Americans...only the names are different and their respective homelands... In most cases, the only material possessions (16 comments)
How To Fix What Is Wrong With Washington...!!! - 03/29/10 05:30 PM
Everyone can see that our Country is headed in the wrong direction, and the current level of confidence in our elected federal officials mirrors that... The SIMPLE FIX: The RIGHT IS RIGHT...RENDER TO CAESAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CAESARS, but TO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GODS... Obeying the Ten Civil Commandments of the US will also work: 1) Believe the oath to defend the Constitution you took when you were elected 2) Bipartisanship implies partisanship...all members of Congress are elected to SERVE ALL AMERICANS...in a nonpartisan manner 3) No new laws can be enacted (16 comments)
The Politics Of Personal Destruction...A Page Out of Antichrist...!!! - 03/28/10 08:18 AM
While people world wide are constantly keeping vigilance for the appearance of The Antichrist, meanwhile the spirit of Antichrist is alive and well and has been influencing world politics and immorality for many years now...CENTURIES...!!! The only institution that has survived for 2000 years is The Catholic Church...nations have come, nations have gone, likewise, so have societies, governments, and ages appeared and disappeared...Heresies, scourges, dictators, barbarians, and even benevolent monarchies have come and gone...Oh, some, from time to time try to raise an ugly head and make reappearances, but are soon discovered to be FALSE...movements such as Arianism, Gnosticism, Dualism, (3 comments)
Fran's Friday Forum...CAUTION...Religious Topic Post...!!! - 03/25/10 08:56 PM
With the advent of Holy Week just ahead, I decided to chime in on the latest attempt of the media to take pot shots at the Catholic Church...!!! First of all, let me make some personal assertions: 1) The Joy of The Lord is my strength, 2) The Church is the Body of Christ, 3) The members of the church, including the clergy, are not perfect...!!! I can make other assertions, but let this suffice for the time being! I decided to explore what people were saying on a recent website, very liberal I (12 comments)
Monday...Of Not So Holy Week...!!! - 03/22/10 11:40 AM
I'm sitting here at my PC trying to think of what to write about...Outside it is cool, rainy, and damp...Inside it is pretty much the same...too warm for the heat to kick in, but just cool and damp enough to make it uncomfortable...A week from now Holy Week will begin...Always a seriously contemplative week full of recollections of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of The Lord, and for my Jewish friends, the commemoration of Passover...At this critical time in the history of our Nation it is fitting to be reminded that God is still in control...The power of prayer far surpasses (8 comments)
Advice From Dad...And God...A Sunday Sharing...!!! - 03/21/10 02:52 PM
My beloved Dad died too early at the age of 57...!!! Having completed an 8th grade education, he had enough 'book' learning to read well, calculate well, reckon well...!!! A millwright by trade, he could make or fix anything... He worked in an asbestos plant, and had contracted asbestosis, a lung disease which certainly shortened his life...A lifelong union member and democrat who registered republican so as not to receive disfavor from the 'ruling bosses' who controlled local politics in our area...!!! "The democrats are for the working man, and the republicans are for big business", (8 comments)
Why Obama Doesn’t Get It…!!! - 03/18/10 05:41 PM
Have you, like me, always been ready and willing to give our President the benefit of the doubt...??? Well...No more for me...!!! I have figured it out...!!! It's all about money and economics...Let me explain... You can't enact a comprehensive health care reform package such as the one the President wants to see passed without plenty of funding (money)...The President never having been in an executive position where he must adhere to a budget and spending must be restricted to spending only what the budget dictated, has adopted the typical tax and spend MO of the leftists in Congress... (13 comments)
An Open Letter To Congressional Democrats...!!! - 03/17/10 08:39 AM
Do you want to go down in history as patriotic legislators...??? Would you like to make your President's effectiveness rise...??? Do you still think that We are a government OF, BY, and FOR THE PEOPLE...??? Then...VOTE AGAINST the present Health Reform Bill, knock the President's ego down a peg or two, reminding him that he is president, not king, so that we can get about fixing our stagnating economy by focusing on jobs, declining incomes, and executing the present laws of this great republic...the job description of the executive branch of government...!!! Yes, in just a year (14 comments)
Elephants, Donkeys, Soup, And Other Political Icons...!!! - 03/15/10 08:17 PM
Have you ever thought about why the Democratic Party is symbolized by a donkey, and The Republican Party has as its mascot an elephant...??? I'm not sure of the genesis of the icons, but to me they have tremendous significance...First of all I've always liked elephants...they're big, peculiar looking, ageless, docile at times, and mythology tells us they never forget... On the other hand, the donkey, referred to simply as an ass, symbolizes stubbornness, load bearing, hard working, reliable, sure footed, heehawing, etc... Make no mistake about it...democrat, republican, or independent...all politicians take an oath to uphold the (11 comments)
Are Smart People.......Really Smart...??? - 03/13/10 10:16 PM
I see one of those 'smart' cars coming down the road, and I say 'another dumb car buyer'...those smart cars are death traps...suicide pacts with semis, Hummers, SUVs, minivans...coffins on wheels in a country moving at 60MPH...OK, maybe, on a Caribbean Island, but in the US...NO WAY... There are those 'green people'...wanting to run everything on 'solar power'...last I looked, the very reliable sun shines every day, thank God, but clouds and weather and atmosphere are constantly getting in its way...not to mention 'night time'... Then there are the 'liberals'...mostly democrats...that because of extremely low approval ratings on their (15 comments)
Fran's Friday Forum...Liberal Arts...OR...Conservative Arts...!!! - 03/12/10 11:08 AM
I find myself constantly complaining about the deficiencies in our education system, and the lack of kids we turn out with a terrific education...!!!Am I down on this generation of kids??? No Way...!!!I think today's kids are smarter, better looking, energetic, exciting, and eager to please and improve...What is lacking is an education system based on TRUTH rather than prejudice, propaganda, and talking points...A liberal arts education was supposed to provide our kids just that...an atmosphere conducive to right thinking whereby a student could reason for himself and come away with an education well rounded and ready to take on and (8 comments)
Get Ready, Get Set...But Don't Go...YET...!!! - 03/09/10 10:04 AM
I decided I would try to read the tea leaves today, so as to provide some direction in this crazy real estate market and confusing economy...Here's what the 'TEA LEAVES' said...Gas prices appear to be sneaking up, prices on consumer goods are doing likewise.......does this mean we are looking at inflation revving up, or are consumers finally gaining confidence and beginning to spend...???I'm betting on the former...How consumers can have any confidence when their jobs are at risk, if they even have a job, and security in the future has a dark cloud looming overhead...This is what you get when rich (9 comments)
Monday Spoils A Fine Weekend...!!! - 03/08/10 10:41 AM
After a great Saturday spent with my 3 youngest boys roaming and exploring the hills of Pennsylvania, I came into work Monday morning welcomed by a virus scare on our computer network...!!!Last week, there was a virus spreading like wildfire, that had something to do with Facebook...Needless to say, I stayed away from everything 'FACEBOOK' as if it were 'THE PLAGUE'... We thought we had the virus contained and confined to one computer...until Monday morning, that is...I must warn all those reading this...I never send Email through 'FACEBOOK'...if I wish to contact any of you, I will do it directly by (2 comments)
Fran's Friday Forum...Intelligence VS Wisdom...!!! - 03/05/10 04:07 PM
This post is a good 'Lenten' exercise for everyone...!!! I have met people who said that their whole goal in life is the 'accumulation of wealth'...I have known people who can't acquire enough knowledge as if 'the one with the highest IQ wins'... At one time, I myself fell somewhere between those two ideologies...!!! And then I discovered the difference between Intelligence and Wisdom... Now there is nothing wrong with WEALTH...And there is nothing wrong with INTELLIGENCE or KNOWLEDGE...BUT... Simply stated...both goals rely on the SELF...whereas WISDOM involves a source which is not only very (8 comments)
Serious Health Care...OR...Smoke & Mirrors...??? - 03/03/10 07:19 PM
We have a President that is 'hell bent' to feed his ego and thirst for power and control by getting this highly controversial health care bill passed by Congress...!!! In this age of instant recall of former speeches, time after time our President has been shown to have reversed his opinions on various subjects...and ignored results of elections in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts and hundreds of TEA PARTY gatherings throughout the Country... In fact, whatever is expedient to suit his purpose...he seems to use...regardless of what WE THE PEOPLE want or say or do...!!! Like a magician (8 comments)
Which Drum Are You Marching To...!!! - 03/02/10 10:37 AM
I don't like starting a post with bad grammar...ending a title with a preposition, but if it catches your eye...well that's what titles are meant to do...!!! A reading from the Preamble of the Constitution of the Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania: "We, the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance, do ordain and establish this Constitution." (I invite you to share similar instances and/or references from your own State Constitutions in the comment section below...go ahead, do some research, do some homework...) (4 comments)
March Madness...OR...March Gladness...!!! - 03/01/10 07:14 PM
Well, we're finally finished with February...a month where both Presidents and groundhogs were commemorated...and it's ironic that the shortest Month on our calendar gave us record snowfall for any month since weather has been reported...!!! March, which carries with it a caution...'Beware, The Ides of March'...still brings with it Dr. Suess' Birthday, The return of Daylight Savings time, St. Patty's Day, St. Joseph's Day, the first day of Spring, Palm Sunday, and Passover and the guarantee of the beginning of Spring flowers...not to mention being the month in which The Lion AND The Lamb are both commemorated... So, those (5 comments)
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