A Limerick about Sarah Palin and some thoughts about America.

A gal from the forty-ninth state
made “Democrats” bristle with hate.
She resigned from her post
to accomplish the most.
And now, she is Sarah the Great.

On a totally different note, here is a view from Canada, how the rest of the world sees us with our current “leaders.”

# 10 Only in America… could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event, or demand $300000 for a speech at a university, claiming to be “one of them”.

# 09 Only in America… could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

# 08 Only in America… could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (former head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

# 07 Only in America… can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash, and the administration declare it “workplace violence”.

# 06 Only in America… would they make millions of people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens. (probably should be number one).

# 05 Only in America… could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS.

# 04 Only in America… could you need to present a valid ID to cash a check or buy alcohol, or board a commercial aircraft, but not to vote.

# 03 Only in America… could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making sneakers (Nike).

# 02 Only in America… could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7 Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

# 01 Only in America…. could the rich people – who pay 86% of all Federal income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

And Yet, the United States of America still stands. It is gives proof through the night that our flag is still there, o’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

The NEA to vote against RFRA. A Limerick.

To be voted on at the next NEA ( National Education Association) meeting: New Business Item A, submitted by the NEA Board of Directors:

“The NEA will develop educational materials for its state affiliates and members about the potential dangers of so-called ‘religious freedom restoration acts’ or RFRAs, which may license individuals and corporations to discriminate on the theory that their religious beliefs require such actions.

The materials will describe the current legal landscape at the federal and state level, provide model state legislative amendments to modify existing laws to prevent such discriminatory applications, provide talking points for advocacy, and link to existing resources for members and state affiliates to use in efforts to prevent the use of such laws as a license to discriminate.”

No RFRA NEA

Faith’s Freedom must not go away

God’s old truth called a lie.

That’s how freedom will die.

But Christ is still Lord; come what may.

Tell Sarah to bring me iced tea. A Limerick.

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was the surprise guest at a Tea Party Express rally that drew about 1,000 people at the Arizona Capitol Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Phoenix.  Palin spoke for only a couple minutes on a stage as she held son Trig Palin on one hip and clutched a sign that read

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was the surprise guest at a Tea Party Express rally that drew about 1,000 people at the Arizona Capitol Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Phoenix. Palin spoke for only a couple minutes on a stage as she held son Trig Palin on one hip and clutched a sign that read “Party like it’s 1773!” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Tell Sarah to bring me iced tea.

Queen Hillary issued decree.

Sarah Palin replied:

“Yes maam, sure, Much obliged.

Let’s party like it’s 1773.”

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The ACLU no longer supports religious freedom. A Limerick.

News headline: ACLU: We’re Not Defending RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) Anymore

The ACLU just reported:

Religious freedom supported

is a thing of the past.

I say: This must not last!

Our freedoms must not be aborted!

source: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2015/06/28/aclu-were-not-defending-religious-freedom-laws-anymore-n2018582?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

The ten most attractive countries to invest in, and the ten worst.

Daniel Altman’s 2015 list of investment attractiveness by country is out. The ranking is based on an index for baseline profitability that assumes that three factors affect the ultimate success of a foreign investment: how much the value of an asset grows; the preservation of that value while the asset is owned; and the ease of repatriation of proceeds from selling the asset. The index combines measures for each of these factors into a summary statistic that conveys a country’s basic attractiveness for investment. Daniel Altman is the creator of the index and an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, in the Foreign Policy magazine.

How did it go? India jumped from number 6 to first, and Hong Kong, the 2014 leader slumped to the 11th position.

The list of the top ten is surprising, at least to a person unaccustomed to foreign investing.

1. India.

2. Qatar

3. Botswana.

4. Singapore.

5. Ghana.

6 Malaysia.

7. Mongolia.

8. Rwanda.

9. Zambia.

10. Sri Lanka.

How did the U.S.A. do? it came in as number 50 dropping 24 positions from 2014, when it came in as number 26.profitabilityindex

China dropped to number 65, down from number 60 in 2014.

And who are the ten worst countries to invest in? (The list only has 110 countries, so Iran, Cuba  and North Korea  among others are not included.)

101. Nigeria.

102. Belarus.

103. Italy.

104. Papua New Guinea.

105. Russia.

106. Lebanon.

107. Angola.

108. Dem. Rep. of Congo.

109. Argentina.

110. Venezuela.

The Hindu Digest added a nice picture to brag about the great progress India has made since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister.

 

 

Ted Cruz and AP, Sarah Palin and the left media. Different strokes for different folks. A Limerick.

Ted Cruz with a gun to his head

AP shows its hate, wants him dead.

Sarah Palin was framed

for a  cross-hair ad shamed

A blood libel blame-shift instead.

ted_cruz_ap_629_956x519This is the ad that AP released,

claiming they had no intention to

portray Ted Cruz in a negative light:

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SARAH-PALIN-TARGET-LISTThis is the ad that gave Sarah Palin the blame

for the tragedy in Arizona, when on January 8, 2011,

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and eighteen

others were shot during a constituent meeting held in

a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona, in the

Tucson metropolitan area. Six people died, including

federal District Court Chief Judge John Roll; Within hours

the liberal press blamed Sarah Palin for the massacre

because of this campaign ad.

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dccc-target-mapNever mind the left had their own bulls-eyes..

 

And we should not forget CNN with their Cross-fire:

Now of course the Daily Kos site had this to say about Gabrielle Giffords:

But this was quickly taken down by the Daily Kos after the massacre: Hypocrisy, or something more sinister?

Forgive, the life changing message.

The folks that forgive here on Earth

have treasures of heavenly worth.

For as Christ did forgive

on the Cross, they might live.

In His death, He proclaimed the new birth!

And this, my dear friends is why the Cross,  Jesus Christ, His death, burial and resurrection is an offense to the non-believer.

They refuse to acknowledge sin, and cannot grasp the Christian concept of forgiveness: Because He forgave us, we too must forgive, and in so doing become more like Christ.

It was in Antioch, Syria they were first called Christians. It was meant as a derogatory term, but the believers were it proudly, and it took. It survived through the early persecutions through love and forgiveness. Many were martyred for their beliefs, but through their testimonies the Church grew stronger.

The times of persecutions have returned. There are now more people martyred yearly then at any time in history. We are seeing it in so many ways. Yet, true Christians forgive. We have been given many examples of true Christian forgiveness. Let me mention just two:

cityRUNDATE:100406--Two Amish young women from Michigan came to the West Nickel Mines Amish School, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, to grieve for the killed children that were shol on Monday, in Lancaster County. The two came with a small group that had came to Pennsylvania for a wedding.(PHOTO BY GARY DWIGHT MILLER)

cityRUNDATE:100406–Two Amish young women from Michigan came to the West Nickel Mines Amish School, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, to grieve for the killed children that were shol on Monday, in Lancaster County. The two came with a small group that had came to Pennsylvania for a wedding.(PHOTO BY GARY DWIGHT MILLER)

On October 2, 2006, a shooting occurred at the West Nickel Mines School, an Amish one-room schoolhouse in the Old Order Amish community of Nickel Mines, a village in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV took hostages and shot ten girls (aged 6–13), killing five, and wounded the rest, some very severely, before committing suicide in the schoolhouse. It received worldwide attention, and press and TV reporters descended on the small community. The Amish responded like they always do, mostly silence. The wife of the murderer was invited and went to the funeral of at least one of the girls. The Amish message was consistent, forgive and choose to not remember the offense. To that effect the one room schoolhouse was torn down, the privys and the fence removed and the ground plowed. A week later there was no indication there ever was a schoolhouse there. Another  schoolhouse was built nearby. This act of forgiveness was broadcast over the whole world. It even reached the Kurds of Iraq. A pastor, a couple of Amish believers and a  Christian psycho therapist were invited to Iraq to speak with the Governor and some doctors about this concept of forgiveness. They were then invited to teach about the healing effect of forgiveness to a multitude of health care professionals. Their message was given, and accepted by the Kurds. Only in Christ can we find forgiveness and be able to forgive.  The Kurdish doctors accepted their message with awe, this forgiveness is unknown in Islam.

At the bond hearing June 17, 2015 of Dylann Roof, the murderer of 9 in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston S.C. something very unusual occurred. One after another of the family members of the victims stood up and proclaimed their deep sorrow for what had happened, but they forgave him in Christ, prayed for his soul and asked him to repent and turn to Christ. This was Christian living in action.

No such forgiveness exists among the secular people, nor can it be found in any other religion, especially not in Islam. They still have not got over the loss of Spain. Yet the Christian message of forgiveness has survived nearly two thousand years, from Christ’s words on the Cross “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do” to Stephens exclamation “Lord, do not hold this sin against them” when  he was stoned to death as the first Martyr. This message will be victorious even in the coming battle.

 

 

 

Some thoughts on the horrendous murders in a historic church in Charleston, S.C.

DylannThomasAfter the horrendous murders at the historical Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina 17 June, President Obama said early the next day at the White House. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.

Not to be outdone Hillary Clinton said at the beginning of scheduled remarks at the annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference in Las Vegas: “We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division,” and then continued: “How many innocent people in our country from little children, church members to movie theater attendees, how many people do we need to see cut down before we act?

The Nordic countries  have very strict gun-laws, and the murder rate from guns is much lower than in the U.S. Yet , they have had their fair share of mass murders,

Scotland, population 5.1 million.
Shortly after 9 a.m. on March 13, 1996, Thomas Hamilton, a 43-year-old former Scout leader, burst into the gymnasium of a primary school in the tranquil Scottish town of Dunblane.
Within minutes 15 children aged five and six had died in a hail of bullets. One died later in hospital. Their teacher, Gwen Mayor, a 44-year-old mother of two, died in the attack, reportedly while trying to shield her pupils. Two other teachers were also seriously injured while heroically trying to protect children. Hamilton turned one of his four handguns on himself and was found dead at the scene.
Norway, population 5.1 million
OSLO — A lone political extremist bombed the government center here on Friday, killing 7 people, the police said, before heading to an island summer camp for young members of the governing Labor Party and killing at least 80 people. The police arrested a 32-year-old Norwegian man, Anders Behring Breivik, in connection with both attacks, the deadliest on Norwegian soil since World War II. Breivik was at first accused of being a fundamentalist Christian, but as the investigation started it was established he was bent on reestablishing Nordic Pride including the Nordic Gods and the time-old traditions.
Finland, population 5.3 million.

on November 7, 2007, at Jokela High School in the municipality of Tuusula, Finland, a gunman, 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen, entered the school armed with a semi-automatic pistol. He killed eight people and wounded one person in the toe before shooting himself in the head; eleven others were also injured by flying shattered glass. Auvinen died later that evening in a Helsinki hospital.
He described himself as “a cynical existentialist, antihuman humanist, antisocial social darwinist [sic], realistic idealist and godlike atheist”

A year later, on September 23, 2008, at the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences[4] in Western Finland, a gunman, 22-year-old student Matti Juhani Saari, shot and fatally injured ten people with a Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol, before shooting himself in the head. He died a few hours later in Tampere (Tammerfors) University Hospital. One woman was injured.

Here are 4 horrendous shooting murders in very civilized and advanced countries in less than 20 years. The population of U.S. is 20 times larger than the combined population of Scotland, Norway and Finland. To have the same frequency of horrendous murders the U.S. should expect 80 mass murders in 20 years, of about 4 a year.

The common thread of these mass murders is that they occur in gun-free environments.  Obama’s assertion is therefore false, Hillary’s call for action is even worse: Removing legal gun ownership, but ignoring the multitude of illegal firearms, expanding gun-free zones to include whole high crime districts, leaving the illegal weapons possessors to rule those areas.

(The picture to the right shows the perpetrator, Dylann Roof with a jacket with the insignia of apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia, from his Facebook page, now taken down. Warning: The patches may be photo-shopped. One never know those things anymore.)

What is the solution?

Governor Sarah Palin had a fantastic link on her Facebook page : Prayers for  Charleston: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/06/347576-the-only-comment-on-dylann-roof-s-facebook-profile-photo-will-bring-you-to-tears/

Trust me, it will bring you to tears. Pray!

Congress stands up to Obama on Trans-Pacific trade deal. A Limerick.

U.S. President Barack Obama, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi at his side, walks from a meeting room to make a last-ditch appeal to House Democrats to support a package of trade bills vital to his Asian policy agenda in the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi at his side, walks from a meeting room to make a last-ditch appeal to House Democrats to support a package of trade bills vital to his Asian policy agenda in the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 12, 2015.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The bill on the trade Trans-Pacific

defeated in Congress: Terrific.

It was more like a pact

to lose freedoms – a fact.

Obama as leader – Horrific.

The Veterans Administration, a model for Government Healthcare? Obama promised so in 2008. A Limerick.

The Veterans waiting lists grow.

Obama can no longer crow

about healthcare reform.

Wait for months is the norm

for some it is six feet below…..

Remember that Obama was going to reform VA and make it a model of health care so that when Obamacare failed he could point to the perfect system and transition everybody into “People’s Healthcare Administration”.

This is a statement from Obama in 2008:
“Make the VA a leader of national health care reform. … This includes efforts to improve electronic records interoperability, expand effectiveness research, promote wellness programs, and instill more accountability for performance and quality improvement initiatives.”

Sources:”Fulfilling a Sacred Trust with our Veterans”  Click on (original link)  and see what happens. This is what you get when you browse https://www.barackobama.com/pdf/VeteransFactSheet.pdf/

Well, at least they claim healthcare.gov is working. That should encourage our veterans.

 

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