Showing posts from September, 2011

Mowing The Grass.

I hope the picture will go through for you - of this Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny 'plot' of grass in front of his tent. It's heartwarming! Here is a soldier in Iraq, stationed in a big sand box.

He asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil -- to bring them good luck.

Of all the things he could have asked his wife to send to him from home...........he asked for American soil. WOW.

If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted. Upon receiving this, say a little prayer for our soldiers that give and give (and give it all) so unselfishly for us.

You don't have to send this on, but gosh, who …

Illegal Bible Study

A southern California couple has been fined $300 dollars for holding Christian Bible study sessions in their home, and could face another $500 for each additional gathering.

City officials in San Juan Capistrano , Calif. say Chuck and Stephanie Fromm are in violation of municipal code 9-3.301, which prohibits “religious, fraternal or non-profit” organizations in residential neighborhoods without a permit. Stephanie hosts a Wednesday Bible study that draws about 20 attendees, and Chuck holds a Sunday service that gets about 50.

The Fromms appealed their citations but were denied and warned future sessions would carry heftier penalties. A statement from the Pacific Justice Institute, which is defending the couple in a lawsuit against the city, said Chuck Fromm was also told regular gatherings of three or more people require a conditional use permit, which can be costly and difficult to obtain.

“How dare they tell us we can’t have whatever we want in our home,” Stephanie Fromm told the Capi…

Why Young Americans Can’t Think Morally

Moral standards have been replaced by feelings. Last week, David Brooks of the New York Times wrote a column on an academic study concerning the nearly complete lack of a moral vocabulary among most American young people. Here are excerpts from Brooks’s summary of the study of Americans aged 18 to 23. It was led by “the eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith”:

● “Smith and company asked about the young people’s moral lives, and the results are depressing.”

● “When asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn’t answer the question or described problems that are not moral at all.”

● “Moral thinking didn’t enter the picture, even when considering things like drunken driving, cheating in school or cheating on a partner.”

● “The default position, which most of them came back to again and again, is that moral choices are just a matter of individual taste.”

● “As one put it, ‘I mean, I guess what makes something right is how I feel about i…

John 3:16

A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, the people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, 'Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley and it's awful cold in there for tonight. Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.' The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, 'You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door. When they come out the door you just say John 3:16, and they will let you in.' So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on the door, and a lady answered. He looked up and said, 'John 3:16 .' The lady said, 'Come on in, Son.'

She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she went off.. The boy …

Ten Games to play for "old" people.

1.)Sag, You're it
2.)Pin the Toupee on the bald guy
3.)20 questions shouted into your good ear
4.)Kick the bucket
5.)Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over
6.)Doc Goose
7.)Simon says something incoherent
8.)Hide and go pee
9.)Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
10.)Musical recliners

A REAL American Speaks.

I Am the Democratic, Republican Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare. I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning Biker. That’s me!I am a Master Mason. I work hard and long hours with my hands to earn a living. I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don't push it on others. I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and drive American-made cars, and I believe in American products and buy them whenever I can. I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don't work! I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way! I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer; it makes you a smart American. I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!
I believe that if you are selling me a B…

What Barack Obama Reminds me of.

Politicians Like Barack Obama remind me of a hurricane. When they blow into town, they do so with alot of energy, excitement, fury, and yes even a bit of hooplah. But the results are always disasterous. And when they leave all they leave behind is a big old mess for someone else to both pick up after, and pick up the tab for.
Come to think of it the same could be said for Mar Di Gra participants but then again i don't wanna upset anyone from New Orleans. I'm told them Cajun folks can get rather mean when angered.

Trivia: Are You Chicken?

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."
HINT:(1854-1900), Irish writer and poet, one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
RANDOM TIDBITS The chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus, is a domestic subspecies of the red junglefowl, a member of the pheasant family that is native to Asia.
Chickens are omnivores. They'll eat seeds and insects but also larger prey like small mice and lizards.
Baby chickens are chicks. Female chickens are pullets until they're old enough to lay eggs and become hens. Male chickens are called roosters, cocks or cockerels, depending on the country you're in.
A rooster announces to a flock of chickens that he's found food with a "took, took, took." But the hens don't pay attention if they already know that there is food around.
Roosters perform a little…

Mind Scrambler 9/6/11

Two sisters are we, one dark and one fair. In twin towers dwelling, we're quite the pair. One from the land and one from the sea. Tell us truly, who are we?
Right Click to see the answer.

Random Facts: 9/6/11

Rather than wring every dime he could out of the popular "Matrix" movie series, Keanu Reeves signed away his back-end deal for the two sequels to the films' special-effects and costume-design teams -- an act of benevolence that cost him many millions. Named after his uncle, Henry Keanu Reeves, the actor's first name roughly translates to "cool mountain breeze" in Hawaiian.
The Caspian Tiger was the third largest tiger species. The last of this tiger was seen in 1970, after which it has been declared amongst the extinct animal species. This tiger was found on the lands of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Aurochs was a large-sized cattle-species. It is recorded to have gone into extinction in 1627. It is said that this cattle evolved from India, migrating to the Middle-East, reaching Europe.
Benjamin "Bugsy" Seigel built the Flamingo hotel and casino in 1945, with a mob loan; h…

Trivia: Labor Day Facts

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister."
HINT: (1857-1929), American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the so-called institutional economics movement.
RANDOM TIDBITS Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary, was the first to propose a day to honor workers. However, others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist in Paterson, N.J., who proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.
Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday of September every year since President Grover Cleveland declared that day Labor Day in 1894.
In many countries, Labor Day is celebrated as May Day or International Workers Day (May 1), which was originally spawned by Europe's proletariat movement.
The form that the observance a…

Quotes: "The result will be bloody conflict..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----* How long can Israel survive its malignant and growing Arab population?--Rabbi Meir Kahane, They Must Go Grosset & Dunlap 1981
We do not announce now...our final aim which is far reaching. I am unwilling to abandon the great vision, the final vision, which is an organic, spiritual and ideological component of my Zionist aspirations. A partial Jewish state is not the end, but only the beginning. I am certain that we cannot be prevented from settling in the other parts of the country and the region. The boundaries of Zionist aspirations are the concern of the Jewish people and no external factor will be able to limit them. (these boundaries) include Southern Lebanon, Southern Syria, today's Jordan, all of Cis-Jordan [the west bank] and the Sinai.--David Ben-Gurion - 1936-1938. p. 32 footnotes 46,47,48 David Ben-Gurion Memoirs also cited in Israel Shahak, Journal of Palestine Studies Spring 1981
Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no ro…

The Sound Of Rain