The children are so precious and innocent, how lucky we are to have them in our lives.

There is always something to smile about in life and here are a few of those precious moments that we all encounter and share in our everyday lives… Enjoy

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Thought you’d enjoy this!

It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read.
They won’t believe this happened, but it DID.

Harry & Bess
(This seems unreal.)

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!

I say dig him up and clone him!

If you agree, forward it. If you don’t, delete it. I don’t want to know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.

Enjoy life NOW! — it has an expiration date!

IN GOD WE TRUST…GOD BLESS AMERICA

 
 

He’s not a member of the KKK.. he’s my brother!

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Let’s be clear, the “K” in baseball means a strike. It always has and for as long as baseball has been around we’ve denoted each strike with a big K on a placard and we’d hold it up. To millions of baseball fans all over the world this is a time honored tradition and has been passed on from generation to generation.

You wouldn’t think a pitcher doing well and getting three strike outs would cause a problem, but the overly active imagination of the political police are always looking for problems where they don’t exists. We saw this recently when during the world series the tradition of “K”s for each strike out was held up.

(http://heatst.com/culture-wars/twitter-idiots-mistake-world-series-strikeout-count-for-kkk-sign/)

The problem here folks is the PC police see racism everywhere. And instead of taking the seconds it would have taken to inquire or even Google the meaning of the Ks at a ballgame. They run with their ignorance and start to tweet and post.

So a Mom who had her three children at the game was so excited when the third strike was thrown. Having three kids, each to hold a “K” up was the perfect time to snap a picture and post up to social media. How could she be so careless, so racist, so oblivious to the glaring travesty she was about to commit?

Her children probably had no idea what the KKK is or the horrific meaning behind those three letters in another place and with intent. This was a family fun time and the those kids were having a great time and Mom was so happy to have this time with her children, I’m pretty sure.

But, yup you got it. She got attacked on social media. How could she do this, what a horrible mother! Now this women did remove the post due to the pressure and the fact that now she has to explain to her children why she had to. These kids could have gone a great deal longer with blissful ignorance of who and what the KKK was.

Christmas Eve at my family’s house (whatever sibling we happen to be at that year) has a no politics discussion rule. This is, in the big picture a great idea. However politics comes in many forms, don’t they now?

As I sat at my sister’s dining table sipping on my overly strong eggnog and eating way too many sweets I’m half listening to the “Corporation” drag on. Now I should point out I have three sisters and no bothers and many years ago my brother-in-laws began affectionately referring to the three sisters and my Mom as the “Corporation”. This was perfect, for they, without questions decided how everyone else behaved, where to spend holidays and what was an acceptable point of view. Not being married and the only male offspring, I don’t think I am eligible for membership in the corporation. And I have no idea how this would work, if I was to marry a female would she become part of the corp? Do you have to be blood and female? But I digress.

The discussion involved my left leaning progressive younger sister telling how she gave it good to a mom who had the audacity to post a picture of her three children holding strike out cards at a ball game.

I, eggnog confidant, spoke up and shared my thoughts. No, you don’t understand… a “K” at a ballpark referrers to the pitcher’s strikes! Has nothing to do with the KKK. Voices went up and all three turned their attack on me. I was told in no uncertain terms, with great arrogance and sense of superiority, that I was wrong.. I may think I am right.. but trust me I am wrong.

I decided as I do so many times it’s not worth arguing ignorance. When the mob mentality has decided they are right regardless of how out of touch and disconnected to the given situation they are I let it go. They will dig their feet in and argue how morally correct they are.

My thoughts going to the fact that if you are watching a ballgame and something as innocuous as cheering for a ball player and all you see is hatred and racism, it says more about you than the kids or the proud Mom who posted the picture. It tells me your are the racist because you see everything in terms of race. This is how you view the world. I’d rather live in the world where those three kids are cheering for their pitchers success and a K, no matter how many, mean exactly what they intended to mean.

But I wondered. The next day at Christmas at the older sister’s I asked my 30 year old nephew his take on the “K”s being held up. He saw no harm in the post. He couldn’t understand how you can jump from the ballpark tradition to the vitriol towards this poor Mom. I asked my housekeeper the next day. She too understood the meaning of the Ks and could not see how you would jump to that anger. She even commented her and the other Moms held a K or two in her day and never paid any attention to whether they were holding three or not.. they held however many strikes there were.

(http://ijr.com/2016/11/728137-journalist-spots-kkk-signs-at-the-world-series-theres-just-one-problem/)

So many of the overzealous twitter geeks were quick to correct their posts and realize how badly they read the situation at the World Series, hopefully my siblings have enough sense, grace and class to do the same.

Joe ..out

 
 

Something different… just for fun

Some real cool modes of transportation..

Some real cool modes of transportation..

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HB2 law.. what does this argument mean?

Could Barack Obama and His Successor, Presumably Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Re-Write the 1964 Civil Rights Act Anytime They Want?

National Center for Public Policy Research Asks Major Software Company Why It Argues In Court That Assigning the Use of Public Restrooms and Showers by Biological Sex Is Illegal “Sex Discrimination”

U.S. Department of Justice Argues that 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1972 Education Act and 2013 Education Act All Make Traditional Biological Determinations of Sex Illegal Under Federal Law

68 Corporations, Including Red Hat, Claim the DOJ is Right

But When Did Congress Pass a Law Saying the Very Idea of Biological Sex is Illegal Discrimination?

Answer: It Didn’t.

Does Red Hat Believe the DOJ Can Re-Write Federal Law Any Way It Wants? Does It Argue that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton Can, Too?

Raleigh, N.C. / Washington, D.C. – At today’s annual meeting of Red Hat shareholders held in Raleigh, North Carolina, the National Center for Public Policy Research asked management for the legal rationale behind the company’s argument that assigning sex based on physiology constitutes illegal “sex discrimination” under federal law.

North Carolina passed a law, known as HB2, determining that public restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities, including some in educational settings, should be used by individuals based on their biological sex. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has gone to federal court to argue the law should be thrown out because assigning sex by biology constitutes illegal “sex discrimination.”

The DOJ is arguing that under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1972 Education Act Amendments and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act, assigning a person a sex based on their physiology constitutes illegal sex discrimination.

National Center General Counsel and Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq., asked Red Hat’s management at the meeting just when it became illegal to assign sex by biology.

Danhof asked the Red Hat management:

This case is about much more than diversity. This is a question about law.

Is it the position of Red Hat’s management that Congress, when it voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1972 Education Act Amendments, intended “sex” to be a mental state or belief about one’s sex not necessarily related to biology or physiology?

Or is it the position of Red Hat’s management that Congress, when referring to sex in 1964 and 1972, meant the term to refer to biological males and females, and that the definition of “sex” in federal law has simply changed over the years?

If the definition of “sex” has changed, how did it change in federal law without Congress voting to change it and no federal court ruling redefining it?

Or is it the position of Red Hat that the executive branch can change the core meaning of federal laws all by itself?

In response, Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst largely deferred to the company’s general counsel, Michael Cunningham. Company executives claimed that they signed the brief based on public policy reasons, fearing that HB2 would lead to discrimination. Cunningham then tried to parse the legal procedure of the case by stating that the company signed onto a brief supporting an injunction on HB2 until the full case on the merits is litigated – and that the company didn’t necessarily back DOJ’s full lawsuit.

“I pressed Red Hat’s executives on the claim that they only signed a brief supporting an injunction. I pointed out that this was a distinction without a difference since the brief that Red Hat signed and the DOJ’s brief on the merits apply the same logic and much of the same legal principles. At that point, Cunningham conceded that the company did support the DOJ’s primary position regarding HB2 and thought the law should be overturned,” noted Danhof.

“I left the meeting with the sense that the company is fully supporting the Obama Administration’s effort to rewrite federal law and that it somehow thinks the DOJ is justified in this extra-Constitutional action,” said Danhof. “So I warned Red Hat’s executives that they are supporting a potentially precedent-setting case with ramifications far beyond North Carolina’s HB2 law – and that in the future they should take a much more earnest look at all the issues before getting involved in legal cases that have almost nothing to do with the company’s operations.”

The core of the Department of Justice’s case is that the DOJ can re-define the meaning of “sex discrimination” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act and in Title IX of the 1972 Education Act, two of the most influential civil rights laws ever adopted by Congress. By endorsing the DOJ’s position in the case, Red Hat and the other corporations have explicitly endorsed allowing the executive branch to re-write federal law.

“Does corporate America really believe the executive branch can re-write federal law anytime it wants?” asked Amy Ridenour, chairman of the National Center for Public Policy Research. “Because the companies are arguing either that Members of Congress in 1964 and 1972 intended the word ‘sex’ to refer not to biological men and women but to a fluid definition individuals can change, even repeatedly, or that Congress changed the definition since those laws were passed. But if Congress changed those laws, when did it do so?”

“Red Hat and 67 other major corporations, including Nike, General Electric, American Airlines and United Airlines, IBM, Dow Chemical, Capital One and many others are arguing that the executive branch – that means Barack Obama and soon, presumably, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton – can change laws anytime he or she wants,” added Ridenour. “All these corporations should be explaining to their shareholders why they have gone to court arguing that the separation of powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution, which says Congress passes the laws and the executive branch enforces them, is no longer in effect, and when and how that change took place.”

“If these 68 corporations and the DOJ prevail in their case and the executive branch does get the power to re-write federal law by itself,” Ridenour concluded, “they had better hope no anti-business politician ever gets elected President of the United States.”

On March 23rd, North Carolina’s legislature passed HB2, formally titled the “Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act,” often called North Carolina’s restroom and shower law. Among other things, the law states that individuals must use public restrooms corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate (transgender individuals can change the sex on their birth certificate after gender reassignment surgery). On May 9th, the Justice Department filed suit seeking to halt the law’s implementation. On July 8th, 68 major corporations, in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign, filed a legal brief supporting the Justice Department’s position. The trial is tentatively scheduled to start November 14.

“Who uses which public restroom, locker room or public shower facility in the Tar Heel state has nothing to do with Red Hat’s international software business,” added Danhof. “Yet, Red Hat and 67 other major corporations are actively involved in litigation supporting the federal government’s attempt to block North Carolina’s common sense public accommodation law. Unfortunately, many of these corporations probably have no idea what they are really doing is supporting the U.S. Justice Department’s efforts to upend the rule of law and separation of powers.”

“Also, where is all this supposed discrimination? To hear these corporate executives talk or read the words in their legal brief, one would expect widespread news coverage of constant discrimination of transgender individuals across North Carolina. The dearth of such stories speaks truth to these lies of discrimination,” Danhof concluded.

In July, the National Center issued a press release criticizing the 68 companies, including Red Hat, that are working with the Obama Administration to give the executive branch more power in rewriting federal laws. In that release, Danhof noted:

Besides offending the sensibilities of millions of Americans and North Carolinians who don’t wish to have grown men and young girls in states of undress in the same public facility, the Justice Department’s lawsuit seeks to fundamentally alter the rule of law. Obama’s Justice Department has long sought to include self-identified transgender individuals as a protected class under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972. Since the DOJ doesn’t have the Constitutional authority to rewrite laws, it is trying to seek the same result by establishing precedent with this court case. Such a result would irreparably damage America’s unique separation of powers and open the floodgates for increased executive branch control over state and local matters.

If the government is going to extend the Civil Rights Act to cover individuals who merely identify as transgender – but choose not to actually change their gender medically or legally – than that’s up to the U.S. Congress. Members of Congress are elected and accountable to the American people. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her lackeys at the Department of Justice are not. However, publicly-held companies are accountable to their investors and customers. Corporations that want to undermine the American people need to hear from these stakeholders. Every time a corporation even hints at taking a perceived conservative action or position, the liberal activist machine kicks into high gear and attacks that corporation. Conservative and free enterprise-minded folks need to start using the same tactics to go after companies that limit freedom.

“Even if this case was purely about the public restroom, locker room and shower provisions in HB2, Red Hat is making a poor strategic decision. Opinion polls show a plurality of Americans support the law’s commonsense approach requiring men and boys to use the men’s facilities and women and girls to use the women’s facilities when in public places,” noted Danhof. “If Red Hat wants an example of what public backlash can look like for supporting perverse restroom and accommodation policies, it should look to Target Corporation. After announcing that its restrooms and changing rooms were open to anyone based on their subjective identification, the retailer’s stock price and foot traffic to its stores plummeted.”

National Center President David Ridenour is a Red Hat shareholder.

In May, Danhof confronted Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi after she called for North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to repeal HB2. While Nooyi defended Pepsi’s position, the company did not join in the Human Rights Campaign legal brief that Red Hat endorsed.

 
 

Sat Aug 13th . .our Guest on today’s show..

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Amy Ridenour (pronounced RIDE – en – our) is chairman of The National Center for Public Policy Research. As the founding chief executive officer, she has since 1982 promoted the conservative perspective on U.S. domestic, foreign and defense policy issues. She frequently speaks on public policy issues and political organizing techniques and has done so across the U.S., in Central America and in Europe.

Ridenour is co-author, with Ryan Balis, of “Shattered Lives: 100 Victims of Government Health Care,” and “Shattered Dreams: 100 Stories of Government Abuse” (editions in 2007 and 2003 with various co-authors), and has written and edited hundreds of papers on public policy issues.
Ridenour is deeply involved in all the programs of the National Center, including its Free Enterprise Project, its work on health care and retirement policies, its work on climate change policy and national security.

Her opinion/editorials have been nationally-syndicated. Her articles have also been independently published hundreds of times by newspapers including the USA Today, the Sacramento Bee, the Dallas Morning News, The Washington Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and many others.

Ridenour has appeared as a guest on radio and television talk shows many hundreds of times, including on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and the Comedy Channel and has served as a guest host on a nationally-syndicated talk radio program.

Ridenour served as a member of the board of directors of Black America’s PAC, a political action committee that works to help elect more African-Americans to Congress and other elected office.

Ridenour also served from 1993-1994 as co-host of Scoop, a public affairs show seen weekly on the public affairs television network National Empowerment Television (later known as America’s Voice).

Ridenour has served as vice-chairman of the International Youth Year Commission of the U.S. (1985); as Deputy Director of the College Republican National Committee; as Regional Coordinator for the Reagan/Bush 1980 campaign; as Chairman of the Maryland Federation of College Republicans and on Maryland Republican State Central Committee.

Ridenour received the American Hero Award from the National Defense Council Foundation in 1988 and the William Paca Award from the Maryland Republican State Central Committee in 1979. A native of Pittsburgh, she studied economics at the University of Maryland at College Park. She resides in Maryland with her husband, David, and their three children.

 
 

From the “It is what it is” file..

In South Los Angeles, a 4-plex home was destroyed by a fire. A Mexican
family of six, all welfare recipients and gang members, lived on the first
floor, they died. An Islamic group of seven welfare cheats, all illegally in
the country from Kenya, lived on the second floor, and they, too, all
perished in the fire. Six LA Hispanic gang bangers, and ex-cons, lived on the
3rd floor and they, too, died. A lone, white couple lived on the top floor.
The couple survived the fire.

Jesse Jackson, John Burris and Al Sharpton were furious!! They flew into
LA and met with the fire chief, on camera. They loudly demanded to know,
Why the Blacks, Black Muslims and Hispanics, all died in the fire and why
only the White couple lived?

The Fire Chief said, “They were at work.”

This has just got to keep on circulating..it’s too good….

 
 

A SCARY OBITUARY Einstein said, “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them “.

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh,
had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury,
with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
>From liberty to abundance;
>From abundance to complacency;
>From complacency to apathy;
>From apathy to dependence;
>From dependence back into bondage.”
The Obituary follows:
Born 1776, Died 2016

It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
the last Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 Romney: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million Romney: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Obama: 13.2 Romney: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory
Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
income tenements and living off various forms of government
welfare…”

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy”
phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy,
with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase..

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
criminal invaders called illegal’s and they vote – then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years .

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

 
 

This video taken 1 June 2016 ….. Happening NOW!!!!!! Where is the MEDIA???????

NO FAKE PICTURES HERE. THE PEOPLE IN EUROPE ARE FINDING OUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE “RELIGION OF PEACE”. BETTER NOT KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND.

PARIS AT WAR – MEDIA SILENCE

This video was taken last month.This could be an American city in the near future if this immigration matter is not resolved.

Coming to a street near you. And those in govt say:

“Let’s bring 500,000 here. What could possibly go wrong???”

 
 

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