Merillion's Blog

All the thoughts from all the years, and now.

OPEN LETTER TO JOHN BOEHNER

WHEN ARE YOU ALL COMING BACK TO WORK? I FEEL LIKE YOU DON’T EVEN EXIST ANYMORE. HARDLY ANY OF YOU EVER GET ON TV. YOU NEVER TALK AGAINST OBAMA. YOU FUND EVERYTHING HE WANTS. YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ISIS OR DISEASE. AND YOU HAVE IGNORED THE BORDERS OF AMERICA FOR YEARS! YEARS!! OUR SICKNESS & OUR BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS! ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS MONEY & PRESTIGE – THIS CERTAINLY INCLUDES McCONNELL. LEADERS? WHEN DO YOU LEAD ANYTHING? HAVE YOU BECOME LEFT-WING LIBERALS TOO??
Barack Obama &   John Boehner enjoying Saint Patrick's Day 2014

Barack Obama & John Boehner enjoying Saint Patrick’s Day 2014


WE HAVE NO FAITH IN YOU ANYMORE. EVEN THE YOUNG CONSERVATIVES DON’T SPEAK OUT. YOU’RE A BUNCH OF GHOSTS. DO YOU HATE AMERICA & AMERICANS AS MUCH AS OBAMA DOES? LOOKS THAT WAY.
YOU GUYS HAVE NO FIGHT IN YOU. YOU JUST DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ANYTHING. NO PASSION FOR AMERICA, NO ANGER RE OBAMA’S CRAP DAY IN & DAY OUT FOR YEARS. WE OUT HERE IN AMERICA WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY – WE ARE ASTONISHED AT YOUR LACK OF COURAGE & CARING ABOUT OUR COUNTRY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. REMEMBER OUR COUNTRY??? REMEMBER AMERICA? REMEMBER THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA?
SPEAKER BOEHNER: YOU USUALLY MAKE A ONE-SENTENCE STATEMENT ON TV, THROW UP YOUR HANDS, & WALK AWAY.  WAKE UP! STAY WITH US! COME OUT FIGHTING! DON’T FIGHT FOR YOURSELVES, FIGHT FOR AMERICA BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE.  WE’LL ALL BE WITH YOU ON ELECTION DAY!

October 21, 2014 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BENCHPRESS! Raw 495lbs for 5

TimBenchpress20140520_153851The video that follows is great to watch! One of these amazing guys is my nephew, Tim Parker, and he’s also narrating this video. You’ll find him on YouTube as “mrrrflorida.” Tim is over 50 years old – and as they say, “Still going STRONG!”  We’re all very proud of him. I don’t personally know the other guys, but I feel proud of all of them for their accomplishments.

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note from Merillion:  I guess I’ll pick up my 1½ lb. weights & try and lift what is falling.  :)

 

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October 6, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Loveletter to My Country, America

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The national music of America and our American military is, to me, the most beautiful music. Sometimes it makes me cry just listening to it.
I hope you’ll take a moment to look at the following video – it’s beautifully done.

posted on youtube by:  soccerteen19

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I wish I could see a military parade with a band every day.  When I was about 14,  my aunt and I took a train trip to Washington, D.C. And what a pretty town it was!  It must have been springtime – I remember green trees and sunlight.  But the highlight of that trip was seeing a military band – I think it was an Army band – marching and playing music.  You know what song they were playing?  “Fine and Dandy”!  It was wonderful played to a march tempo.  I’ll never forget it.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

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Then there’s a quite beautiful rendition of “America the Beautiful” sung by Ray Charles.  Every Friday night, Mark Levin plays it on his radio show on 77WABC. It’s different sung by Ray Charles. It grabs your heart in a different way.

And I’ll never forget how superb our military is.  I’m so proud of my country, America.  And I’m so disgusted with anyone who badmouths America.  Obama has been doing it for years.  Have you ever heard of Great Britain, France, Canada, Italy – any other country – badmouthing their own countries?  I haven’t.  You out there who speak against America:  Take your lies, apologies, stupidity, and venom and go live someplace else!

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Author: Merillion

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Learn more about our Armed Forces here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Armed_Forces

September 16, 2014 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SICK

For many years, the Congress of the United States has ignored our existing immigration laws. Now, on the Friday before they go on vacation for a month, they rush to pass a new law that they know will not pass the Senate, mostly because of Harry Reid. Whatever Harry Reid’s job description is, he’s not doing his job. Actually, Harry Reid has not done his job for years. Let’s find a way to stop his salary!

And getting back to our “congress,” they, with few exceptions, have not done their jobs either. For YEARS, Congress and recent Presidents have totally IGNORED our existing Immigration Law. They simply have done NOTHING to enforce it. Even John McCain, speaking out so vehemently today – I don’t remember his lifting a finger to help Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona with her horrible border problems. And John McCain is the Senator from Arizona!  And – let us not forget the current Pres of the U.S., Obama. He’s bringing in the illegals – he and his appointed Marxist Liberals planned this current border crisis!  They all knew about this a year before it happened.  And when Obama and his Socialist Marxist Liberals tell you how much they CARE about the little children with their sweet little smiles, it’s time to vomit.

Now, see the illegals pour over our borders. See the lice they carry, see the tuberculosis, see the chicken pox, and if we’re really lucky – SEE THE EBOLA!!!

Obama and Congress, it is your fault. It is on your heads. It is our blood on your hands.   You all disgust me – Obama because he is evil, certain members of congress because they are evil along with Obama, and Congress as a whole because they didn’t give a shit.

August 1, 2014 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Note to You from Lois Lerner!

 

THIS NEWS JUST IN FROM LOIS LERNER!

“THE DOG ATE MY COMPUTER!”

 

Hi my name is Lois Lerner – I’ve put Congress in a bind!

‘Cause the dog ate my computer

Not one email will you find!

And as far as I’m concerned you can all go to hell

Signed with love from Lois Lerner LOL!

June 20, 2014 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Killer diseases brought over the border by illegal immigrants. What about our Children?

With everything I’ve heard about illegal immigration and reforming our immigration laws, I don’t recall hearing any Representative or Senator mentioning diseases that might be carried in to the United States. That’s strange, but so many things about our “Leaders,” Senators, and Representatives seem odd these days. Like how they never yell and scream about Obama’s lawlessness.  When they are on Fox News, they tell Hannity, they tell Kelly, they tell Greta; they tell you & they tell me.  But – they are AFRAID to tell Obama!  That’s the strangest thing of all.  Our fearful Congress – there are exceptions who are not afraid to speak out, but only a few of them.

At least some senator or representative should be positively SCREAMING about disease being carried into the United States.

What’s your choice?    MRSA?  Diptheria?  Plague?  Got Whooping Cough?  They already have it in California!

 

The following article is from:  American Thinker

June 8, 2014

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Illegal immigrant flood bringing disease outbreaks

By:  Thomas Lifson
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“There are serious worries in Texas and beyond over the current flood of illegal immigrants and the diseases they are carrying into the United States. ABC 15 reports from the southern border:U.S. Border Patrol agents are worried that what’s …”

 Read entire article  http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/06/illegal_immigrant_flood_bringing_disease_outbreaks.html

AND NOTE THIS:  “DHS has denied all requests for interviews with doctors and medical staff treating sick immigrants. The agency has also turned down our request for a tour.”

June 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

HGTV DECIDES AGAINST FREEDOM!

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If you don’t agree with what we say, we will punish you!’

This, in effect, is what the website “Right Wing Watch” is saying to all Americans.  Right Wing Watch is, guess what?  A website!  One of millions currently on the internet.  My blog, Merillion, is a “website.”  You got a blog?  You got a website that isn’t a blog?  My point being that Right Wing Watch is just one of many blogs & websites.

So why did HGTV bow down to them?  Look at this:

“After the group Right Wing Watch reported the twins who star in HGTV’s recently greenlit reality series Flip It Forward are anti-gay activists…”

Wow! The group “Right Wing Watch!”  It’s official!  I never heard of them, but they sound so important!

No, they’re just one website out of many.  Did HGTV know of them?  Did HGTV even vet them?  Why did HGTV consider what Right Wing Watch said as having even the slightest bit of importance?  Did HGTV think for themselves, or did they act out of fear?  THEY ACTED OUT OF FEAR – NO THOUGHT INVOLVED!  Therein lies one of the secrets of Marxist, Socialist, Left-wing Liberals who want to control YOU – AND ME – AND ALL AMERICANS!

This is where we have a Big problem.  Think about this the next time there is a punishment of any kind for SAYING THE “WRONG” THING, WRITING THE “WRONG” THING or BELIEVING THE “WRONG” THING.

 

 

 

from  DEADLINE.COM:

“HGTV Pulls New Home-Flipping Series After Report Emerges Identifying Its Stars as Anti-Gay Activists”

By  | Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 12:22pm PDT
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“After the group Right Wing Watch reported the twins who star in HGTV’s recently greenlit reality series Flip It Forward are anti-gay activists, the network said this morning it had given the hook to the series, which was set to debut in October…”

“After a decade of flipping houses for profit, brothers David Benham and Jason Benham now help families buy the homes they never thought they could afford…”

Read more here:  http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/hgtv-pulls-new-home-flipping-series-after-report-emerges-identifying-its-stars-as-anti-gay-activists/

 

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In response to the actions of HGTV, on May 8, 2014 Merillion contacted HGTV by email, as follows:

Re:  BENHAM BROTHERS’ SHOW PULLED FROM HGTV BECAUSE THEY HAVE OPINIONS THAT DIFFER FROM OTHER OPINIONS, AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

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And is HGTV so self-righteous and pure as the driven snow, or is HGTV Politically Correct?

A tv show is a tv show.  If it’s a good show, people will watch it.  People connected to the good show will make money.

An American who has freedom of speech, which is by the way how America operates, is free to speak and to have opinions & thoughts.

The above two statements are separate from one another.  The twins’ opinions  have nothing to do with the show they would be a part of.

When you at HGTV read this report from Right Wing Watch, what was the first thing that came into your minds?  I’m willing to bet that it was FEAR.  Fear that the ACLU would file suit against you?  Fear that you would lose viewers? Fear of not being “politically correct” and not thinking the way everyone is SUPPOSED to think?

Political Correctness is a Cancer upon the earth, and now you, HGTVare a part of it.

 

n.b. Merillion: My readers – what do You think? Please don’t be afraid to “Talk To Me.”

May 10, 2014 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Say “YES!” to the Keystone Pipeline!

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From:

American Thinker

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“A disgraceful Keystone decision delay”

 By Thomas Lifson

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The Obama administration signaled its shame* over a nakedly political decision to indefinitely delay the Keystone Pipeline by burying the news on Good Friday afternoon. The decision was bought and paid for by wealthy green ideologues and green energy…” (click to read entire article)

 

Merillion says:

Come on Obama, EPA, radical environmentalists, lobbyists:

Get the oil out of the earth!  It’s contaminating the earth!  Say YES to the Keystone Pipeline!

April 21, 2014 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Obamacaretakers

According to its proponents, Obamacare will enable us to work  fewer hours or not work at all.  Because of this, we’ll be able to stay home and “spend more time with our  families.”  At night, we can “tuck our children into their beds.”  And, we can “follow our dreams, become entrepreneurs.”

 We’ll be able to stay home?  With so many workers “following their dreams,”  there won’t be enough workers to build your home.

 “Tuck your kids in bed?” 

Tuck them in with what?  Who’s going to manufacture our cozy blankets?  Our delicious comforters?  (They’re great today, aren’t they?)  Sorry, not enough workers.  Takes a lot of people working for that blanket manufacturer to make enough blankets and sell them to you.  (Those workers are all at home, trying to tuck the kids in bed without any blankets.)

 If the product is to be made in another country, who will be at the corporation to travel there and do the deal?  What will they travel in?  Need a jet?  Need a ship?  A container?  Sorry, there aren’t any workers to arrange that for you, and besides, who will be there to build the jet, the ship, the container?  Who will distribute the product?

 “Tuck them into their BEDS?  What beds?  So many are at home following their dreams that employers, corporations, find there are too few people looking for jobs.  Sorry guys – no beds for you.

 You guys like to eat?  Me too.  Too bad.  No trucks are being made now to distribute the food we eat.  Railroads are going out of business.  No one to maintain them.  Not enough workers to build them.  No workers to nail the rails to the railroad ties. And besides, no one is making nails anymore!  Paper companies have no workers to manufacture the tickets, builders can’t build the train stations, corporations and companies can’t manufacture the booths where you buy your ticket.  No one would be in those booths anyway – They’re all “spending more time with their families.”

 Like your Jimmy Choos?  Beautiful, gorgeous shoes?  You’re out of luck.  You have to get the leather (how do they do that?), design the shoe, cut the leather, and find workers to make those beauties.

 Like your children to have shoes?  Want them to have quality boots for our tough winters?  Can’t be done.  Not enough workers to make that happen.

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 UTOPIA?  More like HELL.

February 5, 2014 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Paula Dean & Political Correctness

No political correctness

No political correctness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My letter to the Food Network:

I swear I don’t know what’s happening to people these days.

Paula Dean said a bad word, maybe more than once, just like all of us humans.

She’s being crucified for it.

What are we going to do next to people, besides ruining their careers and their lives?  Lash them in the public square?  What has happened here with Paula Dean reminds me of the time that women were burned at the stake because they were thought to be witches.

She did not commit a crime, didn’t murder anyone, steal anything.

Haven’t any of YOU ever said anything bad?

Why don’t you reinstate her?  You won’t look bad or silly if you do – you’ll look human.  You’ll contribute to the end of “Political Correctness.”  Do you know that the words “politically correct” started as a joke by some comedian?  I know, because I remember it (I don’t remember who the comedian was).  And now look at us!  Lots of people think political correctness is the LAW!

It ISN’T.

Political Correctness is a Cancer upon the earth.  It creates fear in all of us.  Everyone is afraid to say anything.  What is it that we fear?  Maybe what we fear is that we’ll lose our jobs; that our lives and our careers will be ruined.  That people will shun us.  Some people even fear for their safety and the safety of their families!!  POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS OBSCENE.

July 2, 2013 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT “CHANGING” AMERICA!

HEY GUYS!!

SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO LET ARROGANT, SELFISH PEOPLE CHANGE AMERICA?

SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO CUT DOWN ON THE DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY?

SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO LET THIS ADMINISTRATION CHANGE AMERICA JUST BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE IT?

CHANGING AMERICA IS NOT UP FOR DISCUSSION!!!

SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO LET THEM TELL US HOW TO LIVE OUR LIVES?

SINCE WHEN DO WE LET A PRESIDENT APOLOGIZE FOR AMERICA?

SINCE WHEN DO WE LET THE GOVERNMENT GET AWAY WITH WHATEVER THEY WANT?

SINCE WHEN DO WE HASH THIS BACK AND FORTH ON TV PROGRAMS, AS IF IT ACTUALLY WAS A TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION?

DON’T FORGET WHAT COUNTRY THIS IS.  HOW GOOD A COUNTRY THIS IS. HOW GOOD AND FINE ITS PEOPLE ARE!  DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE.  IT’S TIME TO STOP THE NONSENSE.  IT’S GONE ON FOR TOO LONG.

  COME BACK.

  TO AMERICA.

May 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”

Acting I R S Commissioner Steve Miller

“Testifying” in front of the House Ways & Means Committee, on Friday,

May 17, 2013:

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I don’t remember, I can’t recall

(Please don’t make me take the fall);

My answers are beyond the pale

(I don’t want to go to jail)

My shtick is to appear confused

(I don’t want to be accused);

Please, let me re-phrase your question

(Maybe I’ll avoid detention)

I’m so dazed, my memory fails me

(I just hope nobody jails me)

I’ll always answer truthfully

You know I will – but then,

I don’t remember, I can’t recall,

(And I don’t wanna go to the pen!)

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Author: Merillion

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May 17, 2013 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BENGHAZI and my letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham

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This letter was sent to Senator Lindsey Graham from his “contact me/email me” site:

To:  Senator Lindsey Graham,Senate Armed Services Committee Investigating Benghazi

Dear Senator Graham,

Please do not let Benghazi fall through the cracks.  There is a cover-up going on here.  I want the truth!  I’m terribly upset about this.  I listened to the Liberal Democrats at the Hillary Clinton hearings wasting their precious interview minutes fawning and slobbering over Hillary Clinton and never even TALKING about Benghazi, even though the whole purpose of the hearing was to investigate what happened in Benghazi.  These people were not doing what we pay them for!

When Ambassador Stephens and his people begged for help during the attack, someone told the people at the Annex etc. to STAND DOWN!  I want to know the origin of that command.  I’ve watched the hearings & I myself have not heard this question put to anybody!  Everyone either doesn’t care or is too AFRAID to ask this question.  I believe that you do feel very strongly about this.  I hope that I am right about you.

PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS COVER-UP REMAIN FOREVER HIDDEN.
I have my own thoughts about what really happened here.  More of my thoughts about this are on my blog, http://www.Merillion.Wordpress.com.  I know you’ll probably not have time to read it, but it is one American citizen’s view of what goes on today.

More than anything, when it comes to Benghazi, I want the truth!  And if the truth requires subpoenaing everyone, starting with President Obama and on down the line, do it!!  And they must testify UNDER OATH!  If you have a problem with subpoenaing the people you need to hear from, I want to know exactly what that problem is.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who has worked hard to get information, said that Congresssional investigators are being blocked from speaking to the survivors of the Benghazi attack.  He also said, “we’ve been polite, we’ve been nice” when asking the State Department for access to the survivors.  “NICE?”   “POLITE?”  FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD HERE!  GET REAL!!

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March 8, 2013 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dishonoring America

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What the “sequester” is:  A decrease in the increase in spending – NOT A CUT!

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DISHONOR  noun  1 : lack or loss of honor or reputation  2 : the state of one who has lost honor or prestige : SHAME  3 a : a dishonorable thing or action  b : a cause of disgrace

DISHONORABLE  adj  1 : when the President of the United States, a Senator in the Congress of the United States, or a Congressman or Congresswoman of the United States LIES to the people of the United States, as in the case of “sequestration.” 2 : when the above President, Senators, or any members of Congress INTENTIONALLY CREATE FEAR in the minds of the people of the United States by such lies.

Lying breeds confusion, chaos, and ultimately, hatred.

The “sequester” was originally President Obama’s idea, an idea he shared with
members of Congress.

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February 22, 2013 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Faux Fur, Faux Leather, Faux News Media, Faux People or: “An Interview with the Living Dead”

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Election Day 2012:  What goes on here?

 Obama is re-elected President of the United States

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But, but what about Benghazi?

Four Americans were murdered there.  The government didn’t give them help before, during, and who even knows about after, considering that we have other embassies all over the world?  Reckless endangerment, careless neglect, no help “Please, please, help us!  Where are you?  WHERE ARE YOU?”

OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR OBAMA!

But, but what about Keystone?  “No, I say No to Keystone.  But, but I care about jobs!  Now, you know that, my friends, don’t you?”

OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR YOU!

 But, but America has oil.  America has gas.  Lots and lots of both!

No, the environmentalists come first.  American military troops may have to lose their limbs and their lives protecting our oil interests in a foreign country, but what’s more important than environmentalists and their thoughts, their DEMANDS?  And what could be more important than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?

OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR YOU!

But, but what about the Faux Media?  CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN – the sins of omission – omission of the truth?

OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – we love the faux media!  We would never try another news program.  We would never look at Fox News!  What for?  We’re really not that interested.  We are faux people.

But, but do you want America to be run by a global government agency?  Surely you don’t want the United Nations telling Americans what we can or cannot do?

REALLY, NO PROBLEM! – WE VOTE FOR OBAMA!

But, but what about Reality??

“Huh?  What’s Reality?  Oh I get it!  The reality shows that are on tv!  Now you’re talkin’!”

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Please love me! Please vote for me!  Look, Look, I’m crying!

Awww, OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR YOU!

Author:  Merillion
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And, please see the following from: AKDart “Oil & Politics”
Obama’s Great Alaska Shutout.  President Obama is campaigning as a champion of the oil and gas boom he’s had nothing to do with, and even as his regulators try to stifle it.  The latest example is the Interior Department’s little-noticed August decision to close off from drilling nearly half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.  The area is called the National Petroleum Reserve because in 1976 Congress designated it as a strategic oil and natural gas stockpile to meet the “energy needs of the nation.”  Alaska favors exploration in nearly the entire reserve.

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Also see, from Breitbart:  “The Obama administration’s decision to block oil drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) is the latest symbol of an energy policy that could be described as “none of the above.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/16/Obama-s-Alaska-Oil-Debacle

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November 7, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

wanted: U.S. President. Must be Honest.

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From:  American Thinker

October 1, 2012

“Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?”

By:  Steve McCann

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“There is now a near universal mistrust of Obama among world leaders as well as many members of Congress who candidly admit they cannot deal with Barack Obama, as he has proven himself to be untrustworthy and unbelievable –“

Read entire article here:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/is_barack_obama_a_compulsive_liar.html

October 1, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

NEW POLITICAL AD!!

I think Gov. Romney’s Campaign Manager should make a new TV ad, showing Pres. Obama pushing Grandma off the FISCAL CLIFF!

What do you think?

August 24, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

To Whine, or Not to Whine…

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My sister died of cancer 3 years ago.  One month later, my 40-year-old niece died of pancreatic cancer.  Neither one of them ever whined about their terrible illnesses and facing death.

When I hear some women in America whining because they may not be able to get contraceptives for free, they make me ashamed of them.

And now a group of atheists is whining, and bringing a lawsuit because seeing a cross at Ground Zero Memorial “might make them sick.”

You ladies?  You group of atheists?  You make me sick!

August 21, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Knowledge is Power!

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“It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.”

 Francis Bacon, Sr. quote

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And with reference to the above quote, please take a moment to

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Get to know your candidate better!

See the following article from:  “Voting American”

“Some things about President Barack Obama I bet you didn’t know (Part One)”

 

August 14, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

THE NINTH WAVE

 

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When I first saw this painting it literally took my breath away, and that was just seeing it on my computer screen!  It was frightening and beautiful at the same time.  It was painted in 1850 by Ivan Aivazovsky, considered to be a great Russian seascape painter.  You can see why!

“The Ninth Wave”


Detail: “The Ninth Wave”

Notes:
“The Ninth Wave ‘The Ninth Wave,’ painted in 1850, is Aivazovsky’s most famous work and is an archetypal image for the artist. The painting depicts the feared ninth swell, believed by Russian seamen to be the most powerful and destructive. Copyright ©. George Mitrevski. Auburn University. e-mail:mitrege@auburn.edu

“Ivan Aivazovsky is the great Russian painter of seascapes. The sea was his life and the chief subject of his art. No-one else painted the sea the way that he did.”  http://www.rusmuseum.ru/eng/editions/video/history_rus_iso/ajvazovskij/

 

August 3, 2012 Posted by | Art and Painting | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment