I got this video on Thanksgiving, but it’s not what you can imagine…you know, the usual story of Thanksgiving. In this video, Dick makes you think about how the English Civil War lead to our Civil War by the difference in the people who settled in Jamestown, and the people who settled in Massachusetts.
I have never heard this theory or quite thought of it that way, and so, I wanted to share this view of history, which makes perfect sense.
And if amfortas can give us HIS opinion on the matter, that would add more insight. (Being as he has a strong British historical connection.)
If you missed this fantastic Bill Whittle rant, see it again. He hasn’t made a bad one yet.
If ONLY we had just one politician that would stand up to Obama (besides Joe Wilson and Bill Whittle) and call him on his race baiting threats to the American People.
Congratulations Bill Whittle! You will the Nobody’s Fool Award more than anybody else.
It’s been really interesting today, on all the talk shows, hearing the democrats trying to defend Obama’s actions last week on immigration. But one thing you have to give them credit for: they have got their talking points down pat:
1. Obama HAD to do something because the republicans have not done a thing on immigration. “Congress was unwilling to act.”
(Lie: They sent hundreds of bills to the Senate, and Harry Reid refused to bring them to the floor.)
2. Only 47 percent of the voters voted, therefore, the rest of the people WANTED Obama to do something and support this.
(Lie, Obama’s supporters stayed home because they don’t really care what he does, those are the 47percent that don’t PAY any taxes and are finding out Obama lied.)
3. Obama has the right to do what he did because other Presidents did the same.
(Lie, they worked with Congresses who had just passed immigration laws. Only Congress can pass immigration laws. Obama has no such power, and by his own admission.)
4. The republcians are only concerned about the border on the South, not protecting the other borders.
(This of course, borders on the absurd….it’s like saying you only care about the cancer in my brain not the stuffy nose I get from allergies.)
It’s been a real barf watching the slick enthusiasm of the democrats–mostly Hispanics, coming to the defense of Obama’s impeachable crime. Even Obama himself, has come out and claimed that—as President, he has the right to let five millions illegals stay in America. Poor things, just needed some help from him, and when everyone was outraged he said this:
“Well, my response is pass a bill. Congress has a responsibility to deal with these issues and there are some things that I can’t do on my own.”
What? You just did!
So, you have to ask yourself, how do democrats get by with such falsehoods, lies, deceptions, and the republicans don’t?
The answer is: Salemenship.
Let’s take a look at some examples of great salesmen;
Have you ever wondered WHY Microsoft cornered the market on its product? Was it just because it was so good? Take a look at the man who sold it:
Steve Ballmer. (Pretty funny) Steve could sell you a ticket to the gas chamber, that’s how good he is. (Wait…that’s sort of what Obama did….)
And then there’s THIS guy: Illinois Representative Luis Gutierrez, he was on Face the Nation this morning and he ran rings around his conservative opponent. Sure, ALL his arguments were BS, and full of holes, and his belief is that the illegals that are here, are as deserving to be here as you and I. And he sells that nonsense, like Steve Ballmer could sell you the next trip to the moon with China at the helm.
I kept yelling at the conservative guy to SAY something, REFUTE! Point out that the Canadians are not sending 100,000 unaccompanied kids into Idaho last time you looked…but no. He was totally boring, and Bob Schaeffer made sure Gutierrez had the most time. Here he admits that it’s all about getting democratic voters..and makes it all sound wonderful.
And last but not least is this guy, Joel Osteen, not your typical Evangelist. I listened to part of his sermon today, and boy, was it ever clever. He basically said, that you WILL get rich and famous, IF your parents had sacrificed to the church, and believed in God, and this devotion will be paid down to you. The more you GIVE money to the church, and he threw in other worthy causes, the more YOU will benefit in your own life. God WILL reward you.
(Never mind that millions living in poverty had religious parents too.)
Not a new story: As old as time itself: Give to us, and YOU will benefit. The oldest sales pitch around: Starting when Mohammed decided to steal the limelight of Jesus by claiming Allah choose HIM to be the new messiah, (Forget that guy Jesus) and everyone would get 72 virgins if they’d just come on over to Islam!
Joel is doing the very same thing that politicians do every day…and to see the ultimate pinnacle of hypocracy…in this video, Oprah Winfrey (the richest women in the US) chastised him for having a grand piano in his house, is about as hypocritical on her part, as it gets. As if..what she sells every day is worth money, and what he sells, is not.
So it’s all about salesmanship. And that’s what the Republicans lack. Ronald Reagan SOLD America. He sold the dreams of our fathers. It’s what we need.
Nobody Wishes we could all chip in and pay Steve Ballmer to sell America and her value to America again. (Steve? Are you bored with basketball yet?)
Do you think Jeb Bush OR Hillary Clinton would be able to sell themselves against a real salesmen with the talent of a Steve Ballmer or Joel Osteen?
And that’s been the complaint of everyone: The conservatives do NOT have that revolutionary voice, that strong voice that can SELL you freedom.
The only one that I can think of that would have matched the salesmanship of a Steve Ballmer, was Andrew Brietbart. Can you imagine if he were still alive?
And isn’t it fortuitous for the liberals that he’s no longer with us.
Is there another out there as courageous? Nobody Wonders.
It an exciting night for the Republicans, and Obama has already scheduled a get together at the White House for Friday…right now the first to get the good news out, was Twitchy: the Republicans control the Senate with the win in Iowa.
Obama is now alone in his castle. BUT… He plans to wine and dine them all on Friday, and then do whatever he wants. CNN has been broadcasting gloom and doom even in the beginning of the night..
The biggest joy will be seeing Harry Reid, retired from the chair…and hopefully dropped off the planet.
So far, Laura Ingram is giving the most sensible advise to the Republicans that I’ve heard. After this…the GOP should run on helping the middle class. At least what’s left of it.
There was still a lot of the usual mob tricks…in Cook County Illinois, judges were told to stay home. And here in St. Louis, they ran out of paper ballots, and they are keeping the voting spots open hours after they are supposed to close. It’s an old democratic trick…they rush out and bring in busloads of people out of nowhere.
Nobody can figure out WHY so many people wanted paper ballots! Why?
Last night, I was listening to an expert on elections, and her summation (she’s written books on this) is that there are districts where one person can be ‘bribed’ to fix the numbers, and she has personally found fraud in many states. One of the signs that your district is corrupt, is when they have to keep doing recounts. You can believe there is something wrong.
She also said that the politicians would like to get us all to vote by cell phone someday–which will have no transparency at all.
All in all…I’d say it was a successful night…and now, the fight just starts: .
And In the words of Duddits (Stephen Kings’ character in his book DreamCatchers. ) before he defeats the evil alien monster scum….
“Scooby Dooby Doo, We Got Some Work to Do Now”
Okay. So you may already have suspected this: Western Civilization is killing itself..it seems on purpose. At least the leaders of the 1% seem to have a plan. And by Western Civilization, I mean the Brits and the Americans…and Europe. (Japan can be included)
Pat Buchanan has been writing about this for years: The white people are just not having enough kids, MOSTLY due to the fact that their leaders have found it in themselves to make the mostly white successful middle classes of America-England, Australia, Canada— PAY for the blacks, the Muslims, the Hispanics…to reproduce themselves as fast as possible.
Today, I heard on the radio how the U.N. was outraged that the majority blacks in Detroit, (The whites are now minority) had their water turned off if they didn’t pay their water bills.
The white people MOVED, therefore, they can’t stick them with the bill.
I laughed at this title when I first saw it: White genocide.
I’m not laughing anymore.
First: Still a little under the weather, so I have posted two excellent video’s on what seems to be bearing out before us:
Forget about Ebola for a minute….we have a much BIGGER problem.
The biggest concern that is becoming obvious—is that the man in the White House is not just merely incompetent, he if far more than that:
He is dangerous. He IS our enemy.
Passing Obamacare has hurt the economy as much as 9/11…add to that his policy of open borders, going after his enemies, and now filling the country with disease, it seems he is also letting the dangerous into our mist, and we WILL be attacked.
Whether this is Agenda 21, or just the dreams of a Muslim Lover, does it matter at this point?
Islam is always the same: They lie, and enter countries, smile sweetly, and then, build their Mosque on top of the destroyed churches. Obama IS a Muslim. I have seen their destruction right in my own neighborhood. Mosques are everywhere, and Islam does NOT play with others.
Obama IS the clear and present danger. If you can watch both these videos’, and come away with a different opinion, then I have no idea what else to say.
His biggest enemy is the Tea Party Patriot. All else, will bow before him.
I tend to agree with most everything that Nonie Darwish says, and intend to get her book.
Basically, the Brotherhood is slowly taking over in the West–and Obama is placing them here. (And helping ISIS)
And now, watch this. It’s time we start calling the Duck..what he is: A liar: and a Muslim who thinks America should be…Islamic.
We can’t protect America, and fight for our home, unless we see the danger before us…and his name is.. Barack Hussein Obama.
What’s in a name? EVERYTHING.
Rupert Murdoch was on FOX today, and the discussion was about Scotland’s independence, and somehow the subject got around to why people all over the world were upset: He basically said that the rich are getting much richer, and the poor are getting poorer.
As long as the little guy’s life got better, he could have cared less about how rich the Duponts, or the Rockefeller’s, or even Rupert Murdoch got. But, since the great crash of 2008, the people of the world have watched the rich elites get richer, while everyone else had to make do with much less than before.
The masses are NOT happy, and Scotland is just the tip of the iceberg.
So, I thought it would be a good time to remember a senator named Huey Long. Huey was a democratic Senator from Louisiana in 1935, (during the first depression) and here are a few things he said on a radio address given in January, 1935. You will be reminded of how little the democratic party has changed:
“We ran Mr. Roosevelt for the presidency of the Unites States because he promised to us by word of mouth and in writing:
- That the size of the big man’s fortune would be reduced so as to give the masses at the bottom enough to wipe out all poverty: and
- That the hours of labor would be reduced that all would share in the work to be done and in consuming the abundance mankind produced.
What these promises meant was:”Share our wealth.”
When I saw him spending all his time of ease and recreation with the business partners of Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr, with such men as the Astors, etc, maybe I ought to have had better sense than to have believed he would ever break down their big fortunes to give enough to them masses to end poverty. Millions of people were fooled at the same time.
He goes on:
- The Fortunes of the multimillionaires and billionaires shall be reduced so that no one person shall own more than a few million dollars to the person.
- We propose to limit the amount any one man can earn in one year or inherit to $1 million to the person.
- With that money we will provide a home and the comforts of home, with such common conveniences as radio and automobile for every family in America, free of debt.
- We guarantee food and clothing and employment for everyone who should work by shortening the hours of work to thirty hours per week, and to eleven months per year.
- .All education would be free. Even college. Why have the right to a college education depend upon whether the father or mother is so well to do as to send a boy or girl to college.
- A pension to everyone over 60.
- Forgive everybody’s debt.
The few own everything, the masses own nothing.
I imagine Huey would be very popular with Obama if he were alive today, and Harry Reid would have serious competition.
Of course, Huey’s ideas are nothing new. He was popular in his day. According to Wikipedia, he did a lot of good things for Louisiana for the short time he was there. Many of Huey’s wildest dreams of wealth redistribution have actually been put in place by the democratic party.
And if he were alive today, he would be saying the very same things, and I’m sure would have just as big a following as he did in 1935.
Getting back to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland—Nobody has quite figured out how to stop the rich elites from grabbing all the power and wealth, while millions of other people lead lives of “quiet desperation.” We don’t need to take the money from the rich, we just need the rich to stop stacking the deck in their favor.
Figure THAT out, and you’d have a whole new world.
Bradley Dean is either hated or admired. In the beginning of this video, he goes into the sacrifice of all the men and women who died throughout our history…those who died for the ideals of America.
The beginning describes many of the blunders that our military made on D-Day which cost thousands of our men’s lives—- Something you don’t hear much…and then you wonder–how many more blunders were caused in all the other wars?
Of course, we are not the first country or the last to do such. Many questions are being asked today about Obama’s new strategy to eliminate Isis. There is no end, there is no strategy, just a …well, we’ll do a little more… attitude.
It’s 9/11, and to those families who lost loved ones today we mourn with them. I’m sure feel it’s just another year to wonder for them, and another day for sorrow. I don’t see the age old fight between the Muslims and the Christians ending anytime soon, do you? (I’m just waiting for Obama to pick a side.)
Bradley Dean is a musician who goes around the schools and tries to educate the kids on American’s founders and Constitution. For that alone he is an amazing guy.
The first half of the video, is about our solders, the second half is mostly about Christianity, so if you’re not a Christian, you might find it sort of preachy.
Nevertheless, I had never thought about how all the apostles died, most of them…a bloody death…most all of them for being a Christian.
Some things…never seem to change.
So, Congratulations Bradlee Dean! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
It’s good to know someone is trying to teach the kids.
If you like his video’s, just Google him on Youtube.
Teddy Roosevelt: Lover of books. Man of vision— rough-rider. And Henry Adam’s best friend until he got into socialism. But Teddy’s socialism next to Obama’s Marxist radical dreams of Alinsky, was like a lovable chia pet next to a diamond back rattler.
I’m not going to write a lot today, but I AM going to list a number of quotations from Teddy Roosevelt on the subject of immigration, because they are excellent, and what we SHOULD be hearing from our President today. (Ha!)
If you compare his thoughts to the ones that Obama and most of our Congress holds today, you will, like me go…
What the hell happened?
Some of these quotes were expressed a day before he died, on January 5, 1919. Some from his book “On America.”
Here are some of his words:
“We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.”
Nobody Says: We now assimilate to THEM. But, in Teddy’s eyes, they should all become Americans.
“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or to leave the country… English should be the only language taught or used in the public schools.”
Nobody: That’s not the case any longer. We have to teach in all different languages, nobody is expected to learn English anymore. We are now a bilingual nation.
“But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”
“We can have no “50-50″ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.”
Nobody: By this you can say that Obama is NOT an American. Not even close.
“We cannot afford to continue to use hundreds of thousands of immigrants merely as industrial assets while they remain social outcasts and menaces any more than fifty years ago we could afford to keep the black man merely as an industrial asset and not as a human being. We cannot afford to build a big industrial plant and herd men and women about it without care for their welfare. We cannot afford to permit squalid overcrowding or the kind of living system which makes impossible the decencies and necessities of life.”
Nobody: In that respect: What’s the difference between the cheap labor of the black slaves and the cheap labor of the hispanic?
“We cannot afford the low wage rates and the merely seasonal industries which mean the sacrifice of both individual and family life and morals to the industrial machinery. The foreign-born population of this country must be an Americanized population – no other kind can fight the battles of America either in war or peace.”
Nobody: It’s not just the immigrants that will receive low wages, 75 percent of the new jobs created in the last few years have been part-time.
“It must talk the language of its native-born fellow-citizens, it must possess American citizenship and American ideals. It must stand firm by its oath of allegiance in word and deed and must show that in very fact it has renounced allegiance to every prince, potentate, or foreign government.”
Nobody: For a nation to survive, this must be done. But, how many Muslims, how many Mexicans, how many Kenyans in this country posses this love of America?
“The policy of “Let alone” which we have hitherto pursued is thoroughly vicious from two stand-points. By this policy we have permitted the immigrants, and too often the native-born laborers as well, to suffer injustice. Moreover, by this policy we have failed to impress upon the immigrant and upon the native-born as well that they are expected to do justice as well as to receive justice… that they are expected to be heartily and actively and single-mindedly loyal to the flag no less than to benefit by living under it. “
Nobody: That’s the worst of it all: the immigrants get everything free…and nothing is expected in return. It is the destruction of America if it keeps up.
“The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else….”
You could say many things about Teddy Roosevelt, but the one thing you cannot say is that he did NOT love America…and he was dead right on immigration.
It’s a whole new ‘global’ world, isn’t it?
Boy, did WE pick the wrong guy.
I don’t meet too many men in kilts do you? But today, but there he was…towing over me…over six feet four, long blond hair to his shoulders, sporting a big, thick gray beard, standing in front of me proudly showing off his blue kilt…..telling me he was the runt of the litter. I didn’t catch his name…but it was Mcsomething or other, and it was his store I was in: a store full of kilts, and hats, and dragons, and crosses, and sheets of arms, and history galore.
It was boring, hot, and humid out–and I had been out in it all day. It was cool in this shop, and wonderfully full of history. We got into a conversations about clans, and Scots—- Wales and Ireland— and the sad demise of red hair.
“Well, have you heard that the Vikings, who own the oil fields, want official recognition of their special status and they may use their vast oil reserves as a bargaining chip to win the right to referendum, if the Scots do not vote for Independence?”
Okay. I had no idea we still had Viking, but evidently in the Shetland Islands, there are about 23,000 of them, and they claim to be…Vikings. And the Scots, NEED that oil. I wouldn’t mess with them.
And then, while we were talking about the Knights of the Templar, somehow he got on the subject of warriors…and Mistletoe. He described some ancient battle that had taken place, long ago in Celtic land…and how it ended under Mistletoe.
What? Yes, there’s more to Mistletoe than kissing.
He took me to a doorway, and pointed up to a 8×11 picture frame, which hung underneath a Mistletoe, and on which, this was inscribed:
In ancient Celtic language Mistletoe means “All Heal”. It was believed that the Mistletoe held miraculous magical qualities. Healing and making poisons harmless, it was used for fertility in animals and humans, it gave protection from witchcraft and evil spirits and brought good luck and blessings.
It was considered so scared in fact that when enemies happened to meet in the forest under Mistletoe they would lay down their arms and call a truce until the next day.
In cultures across pre-Christian Europe, mistletoe was seen as a representation of divine male essence (and thus romance, fertility and vitality).
I was so in wonder at the story, that the man took DOWN the frame, and the fake mistletoe about it, and handed it to me.
“No…I can’t take that..let me pay you for it.” I said.
“Hey, I can give this to you if I want to, hell, it’s my store.” he said.
And then he said, “There is another custom about the mistletoe that I don’t tell anyone, and that’s you pluck a berry THAN you can kiss the girl until all the berries all gone. One berry equals one kiss. But when all the berries are gone, that’s it. No more kisses. I don’t want people plucking all the berries off, so I don’t mention that bit.”
I was thinking about giving the mistletoe and the history to a friend, but…how could I part with such a nice gift from a complete stranger?
So think about this: Men in the heat of battle stopping DEAD in their tracks…due to some parasitic weed. Can you imagine Isis doing that?
Someday I’m going back to that store, and this time, I’m taking my camera. I will never look upon Mistletoe the same way.
In fact, it’s going above my doorway and staying there all year round.
I have wondered, and it is beyond my comprehension, that certain groups of people stay mad and angry at things that happened, not only long ago, but so long ago, it seems pointless to muse, get yourself emotionally upset and bent out of shape for something that’s already happened.
Also, these people continue to want “payback’ for something that nobody in this lifetime even cares anymore about.
IF—- our founders had outlawed slavery, would our world be any different today? Maybe, but no doubt there would be other problems instead. One thing for sure, more blacks would know how to swim.
IF— Britain had won the war of 1812, would the United States be better led by the Queen? She’d be more likable, but then again, England would be Germany. And airplanes might never have been invented. OR light bulbs. OR computers…but tea at three? We’d all have better manners.
Having pondered this: I have to give a good laugh at the British diplomats in Washington, who celebrated the burning of the White House with typical good humor…
British diplomats in Washington are apologizing for Twitter posts that made light of the 200th anniversary of their troops torching the White House in the War of 1812.
The apologies were prompted after the British Embassy posted a picture Sunday of Patrick Davis, deputy British ambassador to the United States, with a caption saying he was participating in “the anniversary of burning of the White House with a BBQ.”
Here we are, another week of mystery abounds, and so I’m going to start out with one which I supposed would be on every conspiracy theory site ever invented: because it sure wasn’t in the news:
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was stable in a New Hampshire hospital after he was seriously injured in a single-car accident Monday afternoon in Vermont, police said. Details of his condition weren’t released, but a law enforcement official told NBC News that Freeh suffered a broken leg, cuts on his head and other injuries.
Freeh, 64, was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, from the scene in Barnard, Vermont, where he drove his gray 2010 GMC Yukon off the road and into a mail box about noon, Vermont State Police said in a statement.
Mmmmmm…off the road, and into a mailbox at noon? Who runs into a mailbox at NOON?
So then you have to ask yourself–who would want to kill the head of the FBI, the man who knows all the real secrets of all the politicians?
And speaking of nobody—-
Cops everywhere seem to have their hands full:
A naked man had to be sedated at a hemp festival in southern Oregon after police said he damaged cars, started fights and kicked an officer.
Nobody Knows how hard it was to get a 6’3″—- 250 pound wild man with no clothes on into a police car, and which brave cop grabbed him……and we also don’t know how many people at that festival just looked over and said—
“Wow man…check out that dude. That soda is really killer man…lets go get some, uh…look at those pigs man…and Hey! cool it dude!. Chill man… “
And speaking of killers….this could be GOOD news! And bad news…
An American convert to Islam who had gone to Syria to fight with the Islamic State, also called ISIS, was killed over the weekend, his uncle told CNN. The body and passport of Douglas MacArthur McCain, 33, originally of San Diego, California, was discovered by members of the Free Syrian Army after he was killed in a firefight with the group.
Okay, we’re sorry for his mom…but really, think about it: SOMEBODY from the Free Syrian Army found this guy in California and helped get him into Syria.
McCain was likely among the dozens of U.S. citizens that Holder said were involved in roughly 7,000 foreign fighters that U.S. intelligence agencies estimate to be operating in Syria,
And they WONDER why we want the border closed.
Time Warner is gasping for air. CNN is still downsizing. Like the rest of America, it’s getting rid of about 40 of its highest paid journalists, and replacing them with cheap labor. It might actually get better. Which leads me to my next two unknowable questions—-
Nobody Knows that when Columbus landed in Cuba, the natives actually thought he was God. He found this out because he captured a few of them and taught them as much English as he could, and they told him…THEY thought he was God. And so, he used them. He didn’t refute them. He let them believe it. He said this;
“These men are still traveling with me, and although they have been with us now a long time, they continue to entertain the idea that I have descended from heaven: and on our arrival at any new place they published this, crying out immediately with a loud voice to the other Indians, “Come, come and look upon being of a celestial race!.” upon which both women and men, children and adults, young me and old, when they got rid of the fear they at first entertained, would come out in throngs, crowding the roads to see us, some bringing food, others drinks, with astonishing affection and kindness. “
There you go. Pretend to be God, get trusted men to proclaimed you are god, and people bring you gifts! Great trick.
(Hey, it worked in 2008!)
And speaking of tricks, will they EVER send Lois Lerner to jail for lying to Congress? Will they ever get to see those emails?
But I do know one thing this week: The splash your head with ice thing going around is kind of silly, and if you have to be silly, then Dave Barry is your man.
And so I end another week, not knowing why Maureen Dowd can sometimes make sense, (It’s a contradiction in physics)–why America has to close their swimming pools in the middle of summer–why the bees are so tiny this year—-Why men would want to jump in and videotape great white sharks, and why I can’t be in a better mood after the last few weeks. Could be my surgery. (NOTE: ALWAYS put sunscreen on your back.)
Nobody Knows if I will succeed in getting my sense of humor back, but I do know…
It’s possible…I’m getting out my old Dave Barry books.
Forgive me, Ridley.
Just a short report on my visit to the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL.
The local maps…are a joke. They have all the sights and only a few main streets, and we got lost about 40 times. Ask directions.
We kept hearing that Lincoln was a poor man: Nevertheless, he managed to own a house which by all accounts, would be considered upper middle class in 2014.
It contains the ugliest wall paper this side of the Atlantic.
Lincoln was the best dad a kid could have, the kids could play baseball in the living room.
He liked to torture himself. For instance, this was the desk in his bedroom. My only conclusion is he took off his legs to sit down.
WHY the local citizens decided to build the rest of his neighborhood is beyond all reason. Go to Main Street in Disneyland, it’s much more entertaining.
Not even George Washington has had more books written about him.
Do NOT…I repeat, DO NOT, wear any symbol of the American flag on your person or you will be followed around the city by big, burly, men packing weapons and looking mean.
The Capitol building where the representatives of Illinois come together has more marble than probably the Vatican. Of course, nobody was there, leaving the billions of dollars worth of marble, looking very lonely.
The Governor’s mansion has lots of democratic parties. (For the looters in Ferguson) let me inform you that the chandeliers alone are worth, about as much as the Mona Liza. They will also tell you that this mansion is the biggest in the nation. right. sure.
The best part of the visit was the museum itself. Disney helped and so, you could see Mary’s various dresses, and a room of political cartoons that made you sick because they made it into a fun house, and five politicians in 3D holograms yelling at you about how Lincoln was a black lover, or put it more succinctly, it was like having Al Sharpton and Harry Reid on each side of your head, yelling at you in Chinese. VERY effective to make you want to GET OUT of the museum.
We didn’t go see Spielberg’s props, as they wanted more money.
In the Library, they have given a cast of Lincoln’s hand to a few very famous people: Bill Clinton, Steven Spielberg, and The Pope. By the way….Lincoln had VERY tiny hands. Big feet, and evidently, a blond girlfriend.
At the end of the day, because it was rush hour, we finally made it to his tomb, which is HUGE! But, don’t make the mistake that it’s just a grave. You can go into it, and walk for what seems miles, into an endless underground maze of….MORE marble, and then you come upon his big marble coffin. His family is on the other side.
So, what did I learn? If our government spent even a ‘smidgen’ of the taxpayer’s money they put into building themselves monuments and Presidential libraries, and instead, spend it on the people, we would not own China one penny.
Italy is going to sink from lack of marble.
Besides all of that, I had a great day!
PS. My husband would like to add: “What was a Muslim, doing at the tomb?”
Answer: Looking for her emancipator.
Tonight, in Iraq, people are crying out. When you watch this video, and hear this woman’s plea, you can’t help but think of mass extinctions throughout history. It seems, another mass genocide is about to occur–40,000 people are trapped on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq. ISIS, will kill them. They are in siege, and starving.
I’m sure BECAUSE of this video, Obama has come out tonight and said he’d send some air support and some food. But…that’s about it. It was enough to make me ashamed. Disgusted. Obama has caused the whole Iraq implosion, and now he wants to seem like a hero?
And yet, yesterday, President Bush AND President Obama were wining and dining the fat cat ruthless dictators of Africa at the White House.
I guess its, “Let’s just move on to the minerals in Africa.”
What’s insidious about this, is that due to Obama’s utter incompetence as a leader— the gains that our men made in Iraq mean nothing to Obama. As far as many Americans can see, like Vietnam, America has pulled out, and millions will be slaughtered. Once again, our leaders have made a mockery of our country.
This woman’s tears are heartbreaking. Too bad, we don’t see the Christians video’s isn’t it? Yes, they are being slaughtered everywhere too.
But, when nobody stops evil, history repeats itself.
In AD 73, the Roman general Flavius Silva marched thousands of troops to the base of the plateau and built a siege wall around it, trapping the 967 Jewish men, women, and children at the top. The Roman forces built a ramp along the western edge of the plateau and hauled equipment to the top to batter down the walls of the fortress. As the Romans were breaching the defenses, the leader of the rebels, Elazer Ben Ya’ir, persuaded his people to burn their belongings and to kill themselves rather than let the women and children be taken as slaves. When the Romans reached the top, Josephus says, they were
“met with the multitude of the slain, but could take no pleasure in the fact, though it were done to their enemies. Nor could they do other than wonder at the courage of their resolution, and at the immovable contempt of death which so great a number of them had shown, when they went through with such an action as that was.”
The only survivors were two women and five children who had hidden themselves and so lived to describe the rebels’ last acts to the Romans.
And George and Laura, and Obama and Michelle…dine at the White House— our great leaders, while another country–that they spent trillions of our money on—and men DIED to liberate…is left in ruins.
Pass the hypocrisy.