Is it just me or is this completely offensive?
My first grade son brought this home today after what seemed like an eternity on the public school Earth Day train. It may seem trivial to some but this song is about God and has now been replaced by Ira Einhorn's Earth Day garbage... Yeah , that Ira Einhorn who murdered his girlfriend and just happens to be one of the founders of Earth Day. I'm so glad my son is being fed this garbage... Sigh...
I just received Senator Pat Toomeys e-newsletter and I'm just shaking my head. He doesn't get it.
"This week, I worked with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to forge a common sense bill to help protect our communities from criminals and the mentally ill while at the same time protecting our cherished Second Amendment rights.
Pennsylvania has a long, bipartisan tradition of supporting gun rights. I am a proud part of that tradition. I am a gun owner. I revere the rights enshrined in our Second Amendment. My record shows this.
Criminal background checks are common sense. If you pass a criminal background check, you can buy a gun. It's the people who fail a criminal or mental health background check that we don't want having guns. This can be done without infringing on law-abiding people's gun rights.
This bill will not take away anyone's guns. It will not ban any type of firearm. It does not ban or restrict the use of any kind of bullet or any size clip or magazine. The bill will not create a national registry; in fact, it specifically makes it illegal to establish any such registry. I invite you to read a summary of my proposed amendment here as well as the full text here.
I thank everyone who took time to share their thoughts with me and my staff on this issue. As always, I appreciate hearing from you. I will continue to listen to your thoughts and concerns on this, and on every issue."
Yesterday a friend of mine showed me a post on his Facebook page. It happened to be from a friend of his who was proclaiming she was just hired to work the ground game in Pittsburgh for Mayor Mike Bloomberg's gun grabbing Mayor's Against Illegal Guns (which I didn't know that the second amendment was "illegal" but he obviously wants it that way.)
I immediately became angry (bitter and clinging yes) at the idea that a billionaire from NEW YORK (not Pennsylvania) was about to wage a war against the second amendment. Heck, I'm still angry about it. I can only imagine the conversation with some people, "Universal background checks don't sound so bad." *palmface*
For those who don't carry or who have even held a firearm it won't matter to them. But for me it is a huge red flag. If Bloomberg can get this type of legislation passed at the state legal in strategic states that will indeed be a signal to the federal government to do a universal registry...er background check.
If you don't understand the argument or concern check out NRA President Wayne LaPierre. It's pretty simple.
My girlfriends and I are always trying to find new books to read. I tried "Fifty Shades" but couldn't get through the first book. I'm sorry but no one has sex that much unless you're a hooker. And even then it seems a little overkill. I mean, really...who has that much time?
Let me give you a little background on what I enjoy reading. I used to be an incessant reader as a child. Once I got my drivers license reading fell to the wayside unless it was a prerequisite for class. A few years ago a dear friend of mine kept nagging me to read the Twilight series. I am so thankful she nagged me. Stephanie Meyers swept me back into my old love of reading and I was ever so thankful.
Since I picked up the sparkling vampire series I found a few other diamonds in the rough; some you know others perhaps not. Some I have read with my 10 year old daughter. Others I have found on my own or as suggestions from girlfriends.
1) "On the Island" by Tracey Garvis-Graves
2) "The Hunger Games" series by Suzanne Collins
3) The Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix (7 book series for young adults)
4) "Slammed" by Colleen Hoover
5) "Agenda 21" by Glenn Beck
6) "The Snow Angel" by Glenn Beck
7) "Righteous Indignation" by Andrew Breitbart
8) And almost anything by Jodi Picoult
My husband just told me to post something on my neglected blog. Truthfully after the election I didn't even want to think about anything political. That's a wee bit difficult with my line of work (I work for an issue advocacy non-profit that deals with economic policy.) So, yea, it's been tough to avoid.
Between the attacks on the second amendment and kids being suspended for biting pop tarts into the shape of a gun I've had it up to my eyeballs with progressives. I have only one comment to make right now on this topic. There were two things that slaveowners didn't allow of the slaves besides their freedom: an education and guns. We have failing public schools where kids graduate without knowing how to read and then we suspend them for putting themselves in harms way to save another student from being shot.
We are on the path to slavery in my humble opinion. The naysayers will scream that I must have on my tin hat, but those naysayers are low on information about the plight that many have fallen into before us. It's called history. Learn it or you are doomed to repeat it.
There honey. I finally posted.
"Maybe peace would have broken out with a different kind of White House. One less commited to waging a perpetual campaign. A White House that would see a 51-48 victory as a call to humility and compromise rather than an irrefutable mandate."
And who said this? Barack Obama in his book Audacity of Hope when talking about Bush's re-election in 2004. It's funny how things change when you're the one in power isn't it?
The left always claims to be oh so tolerant! Their hypocrisy reared its ugly head today at American Majority's Pittsburgh headquarters.
And another act of "tolerance."
Obama's inner Gollum didn't quite come out in full force tonight but he did peak out from time to time. While everyone talks about Candy Crowley and her Obama bailout on Libya I want to go a different direction.
In my last blog post I explained how Mitt Romney represents everything Obama hates: job creators (aka evil rich people) who happen to be white. The king of class warfare and race baiting couldn't control his disdain for Governor Romney. He wore his shrivelled up heart on his sleeve.
Time and time again when Romney challenged the President face to face I saw something remarkable: Obama refused to look Mitt Romney in the eye. Obama, just. couldn't. do it. When the videos are up tomorrow. Watch and you will see. The President despises Romney to such an extent that when Romney begins to vet him (and mind you I am certain Mitt Romney is the only person, aside from Univision, to ever vet the President) he backs up, sits down and will not look him in the eye. Gollum went in his cave.
Then take this moment where Romney asks Obama about the killing of our ambassador "it was an act of terror? It was not a spontaneous demonstration?" Obama then refuses to answer the question instead stating, "Please proceed governor." What a coward. Obama knew he never called this tragic event an act of terror when we were made aware of the situation.
I realize it is now time for bed just as this is breaking on Fox News: Candy Crowley has now admitted she was DEAD WRONG on Benghazi. Imagine that...some truth.