My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Emergency Prayer Request

Good Evening fellow bloggers and followers.

I have an Emergency Prayer request.

I received a text from Jacob at 1203 hours this afternoon. He knows I get out of church around 1200 hours. When I saw the time I knew it was important. I called immediately. As best as has been determined at this point one of his fellow soldiers that he has kept in contact with since Basic Training and AIT was seriously injured yesterday. It seems he was involved in a secondary IED attack while going out on a rapid response to a primary IED attack. He received numerous shrapnel wounds on the left side of his body and face. He was talking and we are hoping no brain damage occurred. It appears the IED was packed with ball bearings which cause severe damage when traveling at explosive speeds.

Please put in your prayers and pass it on to your friends the complete and full recovery of Specialist
Monte "Ike" Lesh.

Thank you so very, very much and Jacob thanks you also.

Pops

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Are We In Control?

The Cap and Tax Bill has passed the House of Representatives (Who do they represent, themselves?). Again they passed a piece of legislation without reading it. Odds have it the amount of "pork" in it will out weigh the "pork" in the TARP Bill. Another piece of legislation that was not read! Are we paying these people for doing nothing but voting on stuff they haven't even read?

On FOX last night a gentleman, who's name I forgot is preparing to file an injunction in New York Federal Court stopping the State of New York Legislators from collecting their pay checks. It seems for the past several weeks they have been opening the session, and they immediately close the session and go home. Apparently by law they must work for their money. His argument is they are not working and should not receive their pay.

Now to me this sounds like a good idea. Is there a lawyer out there who knows Constitutional Law? Can we, somebody file an Injunction against the legislators who admit they haven't read the bills they have voted on. Is there an attorney out there with some guts who is willing to take on the Congress? Ask around. It may sound crazy but then again so did Edison's light bulb and Bell's telephone.

For those who called their representative, thank you very much. That was plan "A". Plan "B" begins with this Post. I will be posting the telephone numbers of the U.S.Senate. If you want your voice to be heard you will be able to call your Senator and tell them your memory is long and your patience is short. If they don't read the Bill don't vote on it. By the way, didn't the new President promise to post, on the web, all new legislation for a minimum of 30 days before it was voted on? And didn't he say his Cap and Tax bill would significantly raise gas and oil costs? Seems to me I heard him say that. Now, this Cap and Tax bill will provide JOBS. Which is it Mr President?

Does it really, always come in three's? I'm wondering about the deaths of 3 famous Hollywood stars, McMahon, Fawcett and Jackson. I've heard this from other people but this is......shall we say, a little scary.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Whoop, Whoop, Dive! Dive!

This is an emergency post! This is an emergency post!

Cap and Tax is about to be voted on. Call you representative NOW! Tell him/her to vote NO on Cap and Tax. It is very simple to understand.

A. If this goes through it will cost more to produce the energy we use,
B. This cost will be passed on to the consumer, US!
C. Want to to spend more for your gas, electric or fuel oil?
D. Call the House of Representative switch board and tell your Representative to vote

NO.

Call 202-224-3121 House Switchboard.

Remind them you have a long memory and it's not that far till the next election!!

Pops

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Great Cartoon

Hi Gang,

All is well at the Conservative Outrage Blog. Just taking a little time and working on some good posts. I hope you will think they are good.

For a great laugh go over to the Jungle Hut, Jungle Mom does a Saturday Morning Cartoon and today's is so worldly appropriate. Check it out @ The Jungle Hut.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads.

Pops

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes

I get these emails once in a while and seldom pass them on. However, since my daughter is a teacher by degree, not by profession (mom by profession, stay at home one) I had to pass this on. It makes for such a good post. It also may hint as to what our public schools are going to.

Enjoy one little girls thoughts!

One Nation, 'Under God. '


One day a 6 year old girl was sitting in a

classroom. The teacher was going to explain
evolution to the children. The teacher asked
a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree
outside?

TOMMY: Yes.


TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass

outside?

TOMMY: Yes.


TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see

if you can see the sky.

TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes

later) Yes, I saw the sky.


TEACHER: Did you see God up there?


TOMMY: No.


TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see

God because he isn't there. Possibly he just
doesn't exist..

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the

boy some questions.

The teacher agreed and the little girl asked

the boy: Tommy, do you see the tree
outside?

TOMMY: Yes.


LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass

outside?

TOMMY: Yessssss!


LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?


TOMMY: Yessssss!


LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the

teacher?

TOMMY: Yes


LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?


TOMMY: No


LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we

were taught today in school, she possibly
may not even have one!

(You Go Girl!)


'FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT'

II CORINTHIANS 5:7

Pops

Monday, June 8, 2009

i saw FEAR!

i received this email today from one of the nurse's that took care of ABNMOMMA during her illness. she is a wonderful person, caring friend and compasionite nurse. i responded to her email and felt it should serve as a post on this day at this time. You will learn why when you read my reply. For those of you who didn't know ABNMOMMA'S given name was Gretchen.

The moment you receive it, say:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom
come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in
heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen. GOD WANTED ME TO TELL YOU, It shall be well with you this
coming year.
No matter how much your enemies try this year, they will not succeed.

You have been destined to make it and you shall surely achieve all your goals
this year.

For the remainder of 2009, all your agonies will be
diverted and victory and prosperity will be incoming in
abundance. Today God has confirmed the end of your
sufferings, sorrows and pain
because HE that sits on the throne has remembered you. He
has taken away the hardships and given you JOY. He will
never let you down.

I knocked at heaven's door this morning, God asked me..
My child! What can I do for you? And I said,

'Father, please protect and bless the person reading
this message... '

My reply:
Nurse Teresa,

You don't know how bad I and someone else needed this today. When I got to church yesterday my Pastor, who is about 6-5 grabbed me and pulled me aside as soon as I walked in the door. I thought I was in trouble for something. We have always done the Saprano hug thing but not like this. Once away from the crowd he looked at me and told me they were taking his wife in for a biopsy this morning. Lump in the left breast. she is about Gretchen's age and has blond hair and same build. This is the couple that visited Gretchen more at home and in the hospital than anybody else. Linda and Gretchen hit it off as they both love candles and brag on their grandchildren. Husbands come in about 3rd or 4th of 6th.......

I got so made for about 5 seconds then for the first time in my life I actually saw "fear" in a man's face. I knew what he was going through and knew there was nothing I could do. Helplessness is something you have to conquer by yourself when you're with yourself, regardless of your occupation. His whole sermon, subconsciously I know was about his wife and how much he loves her.

If you get a chance throw up a prayer for Linda F. and her family. Hopefully it is benign.

They call me Pops

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Reaganomics is the Reason

As some time happens I receive an email from "our" blogging friend Elizabeth of New York, New York. Of course she professes not to be a die hard liberal and, I believe her. She has a good sense of humor and has expressed her heart felt condolences at the passing of ABNMOMMA. I have said more than once she really is a Conservative inside and just looking for a way to cross the bridge. For a brief moment the other day I thought she had made it. She sent me an article about President Ronald Reagan! I tell you my heart skipped a beat until.......


The New York Times* (The New York Liberal Times?)
Op Ed Contributor
Paul Krugman
Published: May 31,2009

A picture of Mr. Krugman was above the article as was his blog:
The Conscience of a Liberal

I remembered the face and it caused a bell to go off in my head. I couldn't remember why or what for. The blog title should have been a dead give-a-way! When in doubt call on the most informative source you can find, Wikipedia!** After reading I remembered Mr. Krugman.

Mr. Krugman, a self proclaimed liberal, goes to great lengths to explain the current financial problems The United States of America isin is the result of President Reagan's economic policies. Mr. Krugman has all the "right" letters behind his name. He also has enough degrees to wallpaper my house. He is in all rights a learned man. He even served a year on President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers. I guess if this current mess is President Reagan's fault Mr. Krugman didn't give him very good advice! Mr. Krugman is also the recipient of a Nobel prize. Now there is something to be proud of. Didn't Jimmie Carter and Al Gore get one of them trophies?

Now I am not debating Mr. Krugman on his economic prowess. Mamma raised an ugly child not a stupid one however, I do believe his opinion may be slightly slanted. I had an Economics Professor in college who told his class, "you can find a correlation between the number of babies born in China and the temperature in New York City. All you have to do is play with the numbers long enough." I believe my professor. You know, come to think of it there was a guy that reminds me a little of Mr. Krugman in that class.......ah.....nah.......ya think so?

Thank you for the article Elizabeth.

Pops

*Clik here for complete article

**clik here for complete profile

Monday, June 1, 2009

CREDIT, WHERE CREDIT IS DUE

Conservative Outrage is about fair and honest discussion. We discuss both sides of an issue and wish to see both sides of the issue are distributed to the readers.

UPDATE:
Regarding my post on the disrespect by some in this country to the American flag. I suggested you contact Kindred Healthcare and voice your opinion. I did. I received this reply. I also sent a follow-up to be certain regarding the placement of the flag and received the second email. Please read them both and post them on your blogs if you had previously posted regarding this incident.

FROM KINDRED HEALTHCARE

Thank you so much for your comments.

We share your anger and hurt about the removal of the flag. It is very important to clarify that a misunderstanding has been communicated through the media. The supervisor that is described in the media is actually the co-worker of Mrs. McLucas and not actually Ms. McLucas's immediate supervisor. The incident was between two nursing supervisors who had a dispute.

It was wrong and disrespectful and as soon as we learned about it, we took immediate action to correct the situation. The flag is now proudly displayed once again, and we apologize to all who were equally offended by the unpatriotic action, including the owner of the flag. We have reprimanded the employee and let them know we don't tolerate behavior inconsistent with our Company's values.

We are sorry that this incident gave the impression that Kindred Healthcare does not respect the flag or the sacrifices it represents. We value all our employees and we are proud of our history of supporting those who have selflessly contributed to their country and community through both military service and celebrations honoring those we serve.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts. I wish you the best.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Barrows
Kindred Healthcare

My request regarding placement of the flag
Ms. Barrows,

Thank you for your reply. I would take it when you say the flag is "proudly displayed again" this means the flag is back up in the office of Mrs. McLucas or displayed somewhere she has agreed to. If this is correct please advise me. I had posted this and other incidents of lack of respect regarding the flag on my blog Conservative Outrage I would like to post your reply in fairness to Kinderedhealthcare also. I always try to keep my blog fair. Since action was taken by your facility that should be posted and will be in a positive means.

Respectfully,
ABNPOPPA
Proud Father of an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper

Second reply
Received from Mr. Dave Inman of Kindred Healthcare

Dear ABNPOPPA*: Thanks for your note. I just wanted to confirm that the
flag has been re-hung by Deb McLucas and will be displayed for as long as
she wishes. Hope this answers your question. If not, please let me know.
Thanks.

Ok folks. These people have responded. Now if you used the original as a post let's get the word out Kindred Healthcare has dealt positively with the issue. Let's get with it people here are their email addresses. A little "Thank You" would be nice! Let's use them!

Jennifer.Barrows@kindredhealthcare.com

Dave.Inman@kindredhealthcare.com

Pops

*Edited by me

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer