I read an article once that said something to the effect "when they came for the Jews, I wasn't a Jew so I didn't get involved". It goes on to repeat with other groups until finally they come for the Christians and there is no one left to help. I think it's time Christians become more involved with making a statement against what some leaders in high places are trying to push across our Nation. It frightens me. Hence, the article that follows. It came through as an email and I found the photo through some research. Scary. And it could easily happen to us. That's where you and I can make a difference. It doesn't have to happen here. In America. You can click here to read further about the original poem and how others have adapted it through the years. The article that follows has been checked out.
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The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that.
(Note: I have a problem putting the respected title of President when having to add Obama after it ~ nh)
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•Respect the office? Yes.
•Respect the man in the office? No, I am sorry to say.
•I have noted that many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to unite behind Obama. Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama!
•I will respect the office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him, BUT that is it. I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a one-term President!
Why am I doing this? It is because:
•I do not share Obama's vision or value system for America;
•I do not share his Abortion beliefs;
•I do not share his radical Marxist's concept of re-distributing wealth;
•I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);
•I do not share his view that America is Arrogant;
•I do not share his view that America is not a Christian Nation;
•I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;
•I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than our American Citizens who need help;
•I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;
•I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land;
•I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);
•I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in America;
•I do not share his strategic views of the Middle East;
•and I certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran.
Bottom line: My America is vastly different from Obama's, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my GOD to do what is right!
For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs! They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and philosophies and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country!
•They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant!
•They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years!
•They have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country!
•They have made every effort to remove the name of GOD or Jesus Christ from our Society!
•They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear arms and the most basic principles of our criminal code!
•They have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the right of free speech!
Unite behind Obama? Never !!!
I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil! PRESIDENT BUSH made many mistakes during his Presidency and I am not sure how history will judge him. However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!
Majority rules in America, and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and his "goals for America." I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country! Any more compromise is more defeat!
I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-GOD crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America!
"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." ~Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." ~ Ronald Reagan
I WANT THE AMERICA BACK THAT I GREW UP IN.
Update: 6-16 @ 8:54 am
"Lily was moved to a private room late last night. She is doing very well with her mental status. She talks with a whisper and knows where she is. She is able to communicate well and tell us what she needs, wants or that she is scared. She watches t.v. and even nibbled on a kit kat bar some. She has chest PT every 4 hours to loosten the junk up that has settled in her little lungs. She is also still requiring oxygen but it has been bumped down so we are still trying to wean from that. She is getting IV antibiotics for that and we are hoping for her to clear up soon. Great news is no more fever right now. Pray that this continues. Thank you ALL for the overwhelming amout of prayers, concerns, love, visits, gifts, messages and kind words.
With love, The Murphy family"
I can’t remember when we have had a lovelier spring along the Gulf Coast. In recent years, we have gone from crisp, clear mornings in February to tropical 90s temps by mid-March. But this year, it finally seemed that we were getting back to normal — back to the easy, Southern rhythms of my childhood, with the winter season moving gently into a luscious spring. Spring was taking its own sweet time unfolding before diving head-on into the desperate heat of summer.
Everyone could feel it. You couldn’t help but notice the majesty and color of the coastal foliage bursting with brilliant pinks and purples, sounding the calls that we wait for all year long: "Let’s go to the beach!" "The fish are biting at the Big Mouth!" "Let’s take a boat ride!" "Tadpoles are out in the creek!" That is how we live here on the Gulf Coast. Our love of the water — the Gulf, the bays, the rivers, the estuaries — and the way we enjoy it is absolutely holistic.
It transcends race, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender and political affiliation. The Gulf Coast is where the everyday person can play. We love where we live and are proud of it. We get amused sharing it and seeing the surprise on folks’ faces when they realize that a little piece of unlikely paradise exists smack at the bottom of this magnificent country of ours.
So imagine our dismay, anger, grief and absolute heartbreak over the ongoing catastrophe of crude oil continuously and arrogantly flowing into our beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This is indeed a major challenge for us physically, emotionally, environmentally and economically. Personally, I prefer to remain positive about the oil spill’s impact, because I know mountains can be moved with a positive attitude. Why wouldn’t that work with a runaway well? I do, however, live in a very real world, and I know that our corner of this world stands to be affected by the oil spill.
As we are called to action, we will respond with the dauntless spirit of coastal people, especially those born in the hurricane corridor. We will weather this storm as we have weathered the other monsters that have roared upon our shores in the past: by working hard, side by side, with dedication, compassion and a sense of community, and earning some fun in the process.
I am hoping that there will be little damage or interruption of beach recreation. Perhaps the oil spill will be just an inconvenience, much like too many jellyfish in the water or the occasional riptides. If not, we are going to need everyone’s love, support and help. So I have a very special invitation for people to join us here in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and on Dauphin Island and Mobile Bay. Don’t cancel your plans or reservations. This could be one of the most memorable vacations you will ever have.
Most of you travel with children. What a great opportunity to teach our kids so many valuable life lessons — from the beauty of volunteering to the importance of helping your neighbor during a crisis, learning about the fragile ecosystem that created the remarkable Gulf of Mexico, and meeting new friends from all over the country with the same purpose of keeping our beautiful shores safe for our children and wildlife.
Recently, I asked a friend of mine’s 6-year-old if she knew how many oceans there were. "One, Miss Lucy," she promptly responded. Then with a little hesitation, she added, "Don’t they all touch?" Out of the mouths of babes.
What is happening in our back yard could just as easily be happening in yours. But does it matter? We are all one. We all touch.
Am I outraged? D*** right! Is there a need for accountability? D*** right! But that is not my job. There are others who are trained and better equipped to master that task. I’m a fry cook. I’m open for business. And so is the Alabama Gulf Coast. We will take each day as it comes and make the best of it. I am asking all of you who love this area as much as I do and love your own coastal areas to please not abandon us. I promise you we will welcome you with open arms, some ice-cold sweet tea, an ocean of belly laughs, a plate full of scrumptious food and a humble, grateful heart. Lucy "LuLu" Buffett is owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores and the author of "Crazy Sista Cooking: Cuisine and Conversation with Lucy Anne Buffett ~
We used to use this phrase with our daughters as they grew up and would come whining about one thing or the other. It always made us laugh, and made them roll their eyes. But today, for just the length of time it takes you to read this I intend to whine about something that just gripes me to no end. And there's really nothing to do about it. ARGH!!
People who ride in the left hand lane and never move over! And that's where the SLOWER TRAFFIC IS SUPPOSED TO BE! You have to get over to the right just far enough to see if there's some reason they are staying in the left hand lane. You see there isn't a valid reason, so you pass them. ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE! And you are not supposed to do that. It's something that just makes me grind my teeth. But then, you're reading something written by someone that loves speed on an open highway. So to all those left hand lane riders out there ~ MOVE OVER TO THE RIGHT! Please.