Merillion's Blog

All the thoughts from all the years, and now.

LEANING (LEFT) ON AMERICA

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How disappointing – a slap in the face;

A shocking outcome – a trust misplaced.

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From:  Forbes.com

Did Justice Roberts Change His Obamacare Vote At The Eleventh Hour?

Author:  Rick Ungar, Contributor

“Back in May, there were rumors floating around relevant legal circles that a key vote was taking place, and that Roberts was feeling tremendous pressure from unidentified circles to vote to uphold the mandate…”

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“…was he [Roberts] responding to the heat from President Obama and others, preemptively threatening to delegitimize the Court if it invalidated the ACA (Affordable Care Act)?”

Read entire article here:

June 28, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Here’s a Gold Star for You!

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And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew 6, 28 & 29

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The Stella d’Oro Lily – “Star of Gold”

Every year, like clockwork, the Stella d’Oro lilies outside our kitchen window come into bloom.  And every year, like clockwork, I become Katharine Hepburn.  I come back inside and say to Mr. Merillion, “The lilies are in bloom again.”

And here’s Katharine:

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June 19, 2012 Posted by | Flowers to Love | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Best Friends

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From: “HOMETOWN NEWS” – Brevard County, Florida

A Guest Column by Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker
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“Paws & Stripes Program is making a difference”

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“In September 2006, the Sheriff’s Office implemented an innovative program that matched unadoptable
dogs with specially trained jail inmates…”

“…The affect the dogs have had on the inmate population has been remarkable and has created a calming affect among the inmate population. In many cases, inmates have said their time working in the program was life-changing and gave them purpose during a tough time in their lives.”  Read entire article here: PAWS&STRIPES 2012-06-01 column vers2

June 4, 2012 Posted by | Law Enforcement | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

U.N. – YOUR FACES AREN’T ON THIS MOUNTAIN!

Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The United Nations wants to give Mt. Rushmore back to the Indians.

It strikes me that people at the U.N. don’t have enough work to do.

First of all, our Mt. Rushmore, which is located in the United States of America, is none of your damn business.  If you want to control countries and tell them how to live and what to do, work with your own country.

Another piece of information for you:

Your fancy-schmancy U.N. building is located on the island of Manhattan.  You want to give something to the Indians?
Give them the U.N. building.  I’m sure it’s worth a lot of money, and you people don’t deserve it anyway.

May 11, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Need a Little Christmas?

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“Los Pastores de Belem”
A traditional Spanish Carol

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Glad Christmas Tidings

April 27, 2012 Posted by | Christmas | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

WORDS OF WISDOM

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Wisdom, and a sense of humor – this was Ronald Reagan:

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“The most terrifying words in the English language are:  I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant:  it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

“Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”

“I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”

“The taxpayer:  that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.”

“Government is like a baby:  an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“I’ve laid down the law to everyone from now on about anything that happens:  no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.”

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:  if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.”

“No arsenal, or weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.  Government programs, once launched, never disappear.  Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”

“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del...

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much”

- Ronald Reagan

April 12, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

TYRANNY OR LIBERTY?

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“When the people fear their government, there is TYRANNY; when the government fears the people, there is LIBERTY.”
Thomas Jefferson
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It is February of 2012.  Do you fear our present government?  I do.  Even writing this post makes me afraid.

This administration, at this time, has asked Obama supporters to notify the administration if they see any anti-Obama messages, articles, etc.  They want people to spy on their fellow-Americans!

I’ve been around a long time, and I have never, EVER, been afraid of the government.  This is a FIRST!

TAKE WARNING!  WHEN THE PEOPLE FEAR THEIR GOVERNMENT, THERE IS TYRANNY; WHEN THE GOVERNMENT FEARS THE PEOPLE, THERE IS LIBERTY

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February 22, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Zero Tolerance for Crime’ bill is anything but

From the Office of Sheriff Jack Parker

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Brevard County, Florida

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“Some Florida legislators are putting forth a bill in the Senate and the House that will prevent school officials from reporting crimes at schools to local law enforcement…”

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“As an example, if this bill were to become law, a 17-year-old boy who assaulted and battered a 12-year-old girl would not be able to be arrested or prosecuted for his crimes, nor would school officials even be allowed to contact the police…”

Read entire article here:  ‘Zero Tolerance for Crime’ bill is anything but

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February 7, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Qualities of an American Leader

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Sheriff Jack Parker

Sheriff of Brevard County, Florida

From: “Spacecoast Business” Magazine:

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Helping Create a Quality Community

What’s not to admire about Sheriff Jack Parker?  He has an infectious enthusiasm about the community, loves his job and co-workers and enjoys the great outdoors with his family.  He has the kind of outlook and motivation that makes you feel good about being a part of Brevard County.  Being in the business of public service, Parker takes his organization’s mission seriously, which includes “Building Community and Professional Partnerships,” and firmly believes that his job creates a quality community, which attracts new businesses and families to the area.

The centricity of law enforcement’s role in creating a positive and safe environment is a perspective that everyone on the Space Coast agrees with.  And caring for a county that spans over seventy miles and has large unincorporated areas where the Sheriff’s Department has responsibility and jurisdiction, which includes all of Merritt Island and Viera, is no small task.  Juggling his responsibilities as a community leader, a law enforcement officer, a business executive managing nearly 1,200 employees and 100 volunteers, with a budget of $107 million, in addition to being an elected official, Parker has made – and continues to make – his mark on the county he loves.

Practically a Native

Parker’s family moved to Cocoa Beach when he was eight years old by way of New Jersey and New York City.  When reflecting on growing up in Florida he recalls, “I lived in a house on the canal, had a little boat and loved to fish.  It was an absolute contrast to my surroundings in New York.  I have always treasured the beauty of living on the Space Coast.”

Elected Sheriff in 2004 and now serving a second term, Parker commands a staff with incredible diversity and specialization, from criminal investigation to corrections.  The Sheriff’s Office operations cover five precincts: North patrolling the Titusville/Mims area; East patrolling the northern part of Merritt Island; the Canaveral precinct covers the Port area; and the West and South precincts cover the beaches to Sebastian Inlet and west to the county line.

Parker has worked his way up in the Sheriff’s Department having begun his career as a correctional officer in 1983.  Although he did not envision himself being in public safety for 30 years, with no one in his family having been in the profession, he quickly grew to like the work and camaraderie of the organization.

“Every day was different and exciting.  What put the exclamation point on my feelings for the department was when I was in a motorcycle accident after just having started my job in 1983.  My co-workers rallied behind me to help me get better, giving me encouragement and sick days to cover my time off of work.”

Preparation and Achievement

Impressively, he skipped from the rank of a lieutenant to a major at the age of 26.  In, 1989, Parker moved out of the jail into the law enforcement operations in an administrative capacity, first in the north precinct and then the east.  Soon he rose to commander in charge of administration.

Parker understands the value of hard work, having obtained his associate’s degree from Brevard Community College and his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida, and certifications from the Law Enforcement, Corrections and Fire Fighting Academies.  These efforts served him well during his seven years of service as the Public Safety Director of Brevard County.  At the time, this position oversaw 800 employees and included the fire department, lifeguards and probation, community service and pretrial release programs.

Dr. Jim Drake, president of Brevard Community College, recognizes Parker as one of the College’s outstanding alumni and the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  ”The faculty, staff and trustees of Brevard Community College are proud of our distinguished alumnus and friend, Sheriff Jack Parker.  Personally, I regard Jack Parker as one of the finest public servants in the contemporary history of our county.”

Leadership and Success

Parker attributes his success to surrounding himself with the right people, believing that strong individuals commanding his staff and precincts make for a robust organization.  Furthermore, he encourages input from those in leadership positions, not just “yes people” confirming his decisions. “I work with people that I would want to work for.  We are in the business of serving others so I want leaders who put other peoples’ needs before themselves.”

Parker does not boast statistics or numbers when talking about his department.  He wants the community to feel that they are treated justly, with trust and respect.  “We are not successful based on the numbers of tickets we write or prisoners we lock up.  We determine our success on how the community feels about us and what we do to make a difference in other people’s lives.”

Although Parker does not have a specific mentor that stands out, he considers himself fortunate to have observed a number of professional leaders.  “Management style affects results.  From simple observation, I learned a lot from the bad ones, as well as from the good ones.  I have seen the impact of a threatening message and a positive message.”  As you can imagine, Parker is a strong proponent of positive communication.  “In my experience, I have found that superiors who have a passion for the job, who are able to communicate what needs to happen and are supportive of their team are a lot more effective.”

Furthermore, Parker believes that what you say and do as a manager is very meaningful.  Often, he says, “One doesn’t realize the power of their position and you can, in fact, become numb to it,” therefore, he recommends never underestimating your influence in a leadership position.

More than Law and Order

In an ongoing effort to be an integral part of the community, Parker serves a number of charities through volunteer service and board leadership.  His longest relationship has been with Crosswinds Youth Service, started by psychologist Dr. Robert Lehton in the early 70’s when the bodies of several youth runaways were discovered.  Beginning as a shelter for runaways, the organization now offers a variety of other services and Parker serves as a board member.

“The United Way is able to reach such a large number of people in our community so I have a special affinity for its impact,” commented Parker.  “We see a lot of good things in our community.  Constantly, people are helping people and often rise to the occasion when needs present themselves.”

Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO for Harris Corporation, has served on the United Way Board with Parker.  Lance remarked, “Sheriff Jack Parker has made huge contributions to Brevard County and its residents over his many years of dedicated public service.  Not only has his leadership resulted in major advancements in law enforcement and reduction in local crime rates, he has also raised the bar in support of essential community services organizations such as the United Way.”

When Parker first served the United Way as the office fundraising coordinator for the Sheriff’s department, he was surprised to learn that it ranked 67 out of 67 counties in all of Florida for financial giving at $20,000.  The department is now in first place for all sheriff departments in the state having raised $129,000 last year.

As a board member, Parker is hopeful that the Boys and Girls Club of Brevard County will be able to expand its efforts.  There are currently two clubs in Brevard – one in Melbourne and one in Mims – both of which positively serve the youth in the area.  It is Parker’s desire to see more clubs in the area.

Proactive Not Reactive

“We have to do everything we can to help the nonprofits in our community and encourage public service within the Sheriff’s Office,” Parker added.  He believes that by being involved in assisting various agencies serving the community his department can be more proactive and less reactive.

Honoring his organization’s mission statement to the letter, Parker wants people to love living and working here as much as he does.  Protecting the citizens of Brevard County and removing people from our community who do harm is paramount.

There are no term limits for the office of Sheriff in the state of Florida, but when asked if he will seek reelection Parker said, “Life is short so I seek to do the best I can every day.  I have a lot of faith and so I believe God will place me where he wants me to be.”

BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Employees: 1,175 paid staff, 100 volunteers

499 Law Enforcement Officers

327 Corrections Officers
349 Civilian Employees (140 – Jail, 209 – admin/law enforcement)

Budget: $107 million

8th largest Sheriff’s office in the state of FL

In the Top 50 out of 3,000 in the country

Mission Statement:

Building Community and Professional Partnerships

Committed to Excellence and Integrity

Striving to Reduce Crime

Objective, Fair and Equal Treatment to All

Sheriff Jack Parker’s Life and Career Time Line:

1962    Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey

1980   Graduates from Cocoa Beach High School

1982   Attended Florida State University, 1980–1982

1983    Hired by Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer (at 20 years of age)

1983    Graduates from Corrections Academy – BCC

1984    Promoted to Field Training Officer

1985    Promoted to Corporal

1986    Earns AA degree, Brevard Community College

1986    Promoted to Sergeant (at 23 years of age)

1987    Selected as Jail Special Response Team Commander

1989    Earns BA degree, Public Administration, University of Central Florida

1989    Promoted to Major, Asst. Jail Commander (at 26 years of age)

1991    Graduates from Police Academy – Orlando

1991    Transferred to Law Enforcement Services as Major

1992    Transferred to Patrol as Major

1995    Selected as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

1996    Promoted to Commander (at 33 years of age)

1996    Selected as “Outstanding Board Member of the Year” for the Southeast United States for service with Crosswinds Youth Services

1997    Transferred to Jail Commander

1997    Selected by Board of County Commissioners as Brevard County’s “Director of Public Safety”

1997    Graduates from the Firefighting Academy – Orlando

1998    Recognized with United Way’s Campaign Achievement Award

2001    Selected as “Brevard’s Best” as Director with Brevard County

2004    Elected Sheriff of Brevard County (at 42 years of age)

2005    Receives Outstanding Service Award – Brevard Schools Foundation

2005    Receives Life Saving Award

2007    Receives Quality Floridian Award from Congressman Posey

2007    Selected as the Distinguished Alumnus of Brevard Community College

2008    Re-elected Sheriff of Brevard County

2009    Receives Spirit of Achievement Award – Junior Achievement

2009    Selected as Boy Scout’s Golden Eagle Honoree

2010    Recognized among the “100 Most Powerful People on the Space Coast” by Spacecoast Business magazine


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n.b. Merillion:  Sheriff Parker’s qualities are the same qualities I want in an American President, and the following quote from the article is especially relevant:

“Furthermore, [Jack] encourages input from those in leadership positions, not just ‘yes people’ confirming his decisions. ‘I work with people that I would want to work for.  We are in the business of serving others so I want leaders who put other peoples’ needs before themselves.

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January 31, 2012 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Courage on the Right

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The courage to speak out!
Seen any lately?  I have.  But only from one man – Newt Gingrich.  From Republicans/Conservatives in Congress, all I’ve heard is a rehash of what problems we have, and that “we must fix them.”  I want to hear anger from our Congress.  I want them to GET MAD!  Why aren’t they ENRAGED??   When they are interviewed on television, they’re so quiet, so polite, so placid.  They don’t get enraged at what is happening within this country, and I get the impression that they don’t care!  I get the impression that they agree with Obama and his radical Liberals who disrespect the rules of Congress and our Government traditions, and whose aim in life is to bring down America!

The following article is from AMERICAN THINKER:

It’s Time for the Bull in the China Shop”

by Bill Markin

January 21, 2012

“It’s not about winning or losing an election. It’s about saving the country that is still the best hope for all mankind.”  Read more:  http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/its_time_for_the_bull_in_the_china_shop.html#ixzz1k8iy6jq2

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*n.b.- “nota bene”

NB , N.B. , nb , Abbreviation: n.b. note well; take note
(Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition, Word Origin & History)

“mark well, observe particularly,” c.1721, from L. nota, second person sing. imper. of notare “to mark” + bene “well” (see bene-).
(Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper)

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

Wall Streeters & My Letter to NY Governor Cuomo

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November 2, 2011

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DEAR GOVERNOR CUOMO:

WHY WILL NO ONE KICK OUT THE WALL ST. PROTESTERS??!   WHY? WHY?

BLOOMBERG DOES NOTHING!

THESE PEOPLE PEE, DEFECATE, ETC. IN PUBLIC.  AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE.  CAN’T YOU PUT A STOP TO THIS PROTEST?  DOESN’T ANYONE CARE ANYMORE?  PEOPLE CAN DO ANYTHING THEY WANT???  ONE WOMAN WAS CRYING WHO LIVED IN THE AREA, SAYING HOW HORRIBLE IT IS.

MY GOD, WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS COUNTRY??  PLEASE, PLEASE, STOP THIS PROTEST, BEFORE A COP OR OTHER INNOCENT IS KILLED.  WHY SHOULD OUR POLICEMEN & POLICEWOMEN HAVE TO BE DOING THEIR JOBS IN THIS FILTHY, CRAPPY, SHITTY, DANGEROUS ATMOSPHERE?  DO SOMETHING!!  PLEASE! PLEASE!

MERILLION:  AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO CARES ABOUT AMERICA

November 7, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The SUPER COMMITTEE!!! (I’ll hope, you pray)

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From National Journal
By      Katy O’Donnell

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“Even as each member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction voiced concerns about the struggling economy in their opening statements, it was clear right from the start of Thursday’s inaugural “super committee” meeting that the members do not agree on just how jobs should figure into their final deficit-cutting package.”  Read entire article here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/supercommittee/super-committee-s-first-meeting-dominated-by-jobs-20110908

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Joint Select Committee on Deficit ReductionSpeaking from outside the first Super Committee meeting, Senator Thune said, “We gotta hope and pray that they can get this job done.”

When is the last time your boss or one of your clients looked at you pleadingly and said, “I hope and pray you can get this job done”?  Ha! Fat Chance!  You get the job done, and done well, or that paycheck or fee are in jeopardy!

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Congress: We the People have elected you, and We the People pay you. Get this job done!

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September 8, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Behind the scenes at the Obama administration

I’m very worried about this country.  America. My country.  Are you worried, too?  Sometimes I wonder if anybody cares anymore, especially our Senators and Congressmen.  They’re on vacation.  Obama is campaigning.  Yes, yes, the word is “campaigning.”  Don’t give me any crap about a “talking tour,” “just want to talk to the people, the “folks,” as he likes to call them.

Everyone’s talking about the 2012 election.  It seems nothing will be done until “the election.”  Do you know how much damage can be done to this country in a year and a half?  By people behind the scenes at the White House?  By 2012, I don’t know if there will be much left to be president of.  Room only for a dictator.

And we have a Tea Party leader who had the nerve to ask Obama the question,  “What about Biden calling us terrorists?”  A person on Fox News found that the question made her “so uncomfortable, I just don’t like that it happened.”

Oh Dear!  And one of the men said he thinks we should only ask questions regarding the issues, such as jobs and the economy; that it was wrong to confront Obama that way.  (He was only there to shake hands & smile, not to be confronted with reality.)

Why do some people treat Obama like he’s a frail, delicate child – always defending him, always giving him a pass.  What’s with these people?  If he’s so damn delicate, he should not even be in the position of President.  People, stop with the crap!  Grow up!  Open your eyes!  Question not only Obama, question what is going on – our defense budget gets cut;  the president doesn’t care about whether we have jobs.  He keeps repeating:  “the folks out there worry about not having jobs; they worry about food on the table; they worry about their kids.”

Obama doesn’t really care about any of that.  Talks a good game.  He worries about getting elected in 2012.  And I worry about what our country will lose by 2012.  We’ll lose more jobs; we’ll lose more of our defenses; we’ll lose more of our rights; and more of our freedoms, inch by inch, day by day, regulation by regulation.   And I don’t know if anyone cares enough to stop it – to stop it NOW, before our beloved country is dead and gone.

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Author:  Merillion

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August 17, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

But they won’t do it (hey, it’s only taxpayer $$$)

“Government Waste By the Numbers: Report Identifies Dozens of Overlapping Programs”

Published March 01, 2011 | FoxNews.com

“This report confirms what most Americans assume about their government. We are spending trillions of dollars every year and nobody knows what we are doing. The executive branch doesn’t know. The congressional branch doesn’t know. Nobody knows,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said in a statement Tuesday morning. “This report also shows we could save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars every year without cutting services.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/01/government-waste-numbers-report-identifies-dozens-duplicative-programs/#ixzz1TcrNikjL

July 30, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We the People of the United States

ARE YOU ENRAGED ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN AMERICA?  I SURE AM!

I’M ANGRY BECAUSE A CEMETERY IN THE UNITED STATES HAS REMOVED THE HORIZONTAL BARS ON ALL THE CROSSES THERE;

BECAUSE JOE BIDEN SAYS WALL STREET HAS CAUSED OUR PRESENT ECONOMIC DILEMMA.  NO, JOE, YOU AND YOUR LEFT-WING DEMOCRATS DID THAT.  BARNEY FRANK  DID THAT.  OBAMA DID THAT BY SPENDING LIKE IT’S HIS OWN MONEY, INCREASING BY AN ASTONISHING AMOUNT OF MONEY AN ALREADY INCREDIBLY HIGH DEBT AND DEFICIT.  POLITICIANS WHO ARE OBSESSED WITH THEIR OWN RE-ELECTIONS DID THAT;

BECAUSE I HEAR OBAMA & MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TELLING ME THAT WE THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO MAKE SACRIFICES TO HELP OUR DESTROYED ECONOMY.  WE HAVE TO SACRIFICE?  NO, YOU MAKE THE SACRIFICES.  YOU DO WITHOUT YOUR PAYCHECKS.  LOTS OF U.S. CITIZENS ARE DOING WITHOUT THEIR PAYCHECKS BECAUSE OF YOU!

BECAUSE THOSE WE ELECTED DIDN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT OUR DEBT AND DEFICIT A LONG TIME AGO;

BECAUSE PRES. GEORGE BUSH IGNORED PLEAS FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO PUT A STOP TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, AND OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION NOT ONLY DO NOTHING, BUT ALSO TREAT THE GOVERNOR AND THE PEOPLE OF ARIZONA AS ENEMIES OF AMERICA;

BECAUSE I DON’T SEE JOHN BOEHNER STANDING BEFORE US AND ACTING LIKE HE’S ENRAGED ABOUT WHERE THIS ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING US.  WHERE’S THE ANGER FROM REPUBLICANS, CONSERVATIVES?  IS EVERYTHING GOING ON TODAY OK WITH ALL OF YOU?

BECAUSE SO MANY OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS DON’T CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO THIS COUNTRY.  HEY, DON’T YOU LIVE HERE, TOO?

BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY LIARS IN THIS ADMINISTRATION.  I’M ANGRY THAT THOSE WHO KNOW ABOUT THIS DISHONESTY ARE AFRAID TO CALL OUT THE LIARS, AND IF THEY COURAGEOUSLY DO CALL THEM OUT, THEY ARE ASKED TO APOLOGIZE!  NO MORE APOLOGIZING FOR TELLING THE TRUTH!

PEOPLE YOU AND I HAVE ELECTED TO OFFICE, TRUSTING IN THEIR INTEGRITY, ARE LIARS.  THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.  I PARTICULARLY HATE PRESIDENTS, SENATORS, & REPRESENTATIVES WHO LIE TO ME.

I’M ANGRY BECAUSE IN RED HOOK, BROOKLYN, CITIZENS WANT TO HONOR SEVEN FIREFIGHTERS KILLED ON 9/11 BY NAMING A STREET FOR THEM “SEVEN IN HEAVEN.”  A GROUP OF ATHEISTS IS FIGHTING AGAINST THIS BECAUSE THE WORD “HEAVEN” IS USED, & THEY FEEL “INSULTED.”  MESSAGE TO THIS GROUP:  BE AN ATHEIST. I DON’T GIVE A CRAP WHAT YOU ARE.  I’LL ALLOW YOU TO BE AN ATHEIST.  AND YOU WILL ALLOW ME TO BE A CHRISTIAN, OR WHATEVER I DAMN WELL WANT TO BE.  WHY DON’T YOU SHUT UP.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WANTS TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES.  HOW ABOUT THAT, CONGRESS?

AND ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTION:  WE AMERICANS WHO CARE ABOUT AMERICA WILL NOT ALLOW YOU WHO DON’T CARE TO DO AWAY WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

BE IT KNOWN BY ALL:

THE WORDS OF THE AMERICAN “PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE” ARE NOT A TOPIC FOR LEFT-WING DISCUSSION.

THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES DO NOT REQUIRE THE APPROVAL OF MEXICO.

WHEN LEFT-WING DEMOCRATS RESORT TO CALLING OTHERS “RACISTS!” IT’S BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO CONFRONT THE TRUTH.

AND NOW:

FROM THE STRUCTURE AND LEGALITY OF ELLIS ISLAND, WHICH HELPED TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT, TO THE CHAOS AND DEATH OF THE AMERICAN/MEXICAN BORDER; TO THE CHAOS AND DEATH IN NORWAY – THERE IS A CONNECTION, A THREAD.

I HEARD THAT WE MUST NOT USE CAPITAL LETTERS WHEN WRITING BLOGS, ETC., AS PEOPLE WILL THINK WE ARE “SHOUTING.”

I AM SHOUTING:

“ALL THAT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS THAT GOOD MEN DO NOTHING.”

Edmund Burke

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Author: Merillion

July 4, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Creative Energy

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“It’s all too easy, especially when we’re low on energy or time, to spend many hours thinking about what we’d like to do, rather than doing it. I think that this is especially true for creative work.”
An excerpt from the blog, ” Sustainably Creative”  by Michael Nobbs.

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Mr. Nobbs has intelligent, practical ideas on using our time wisely, especially when we’re low on energy due to health problems, but also for those of us who just plain don’t feel energetic all the time.  I love his common-sense and workable approach.

Here’s a link to one of his articles:  http://www.sustainablycreative.net/just-do-it-advice-for-anyone-with-limited-energy-who-wants-to-get-creative-stuff-done

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Author: Merillion

June 8, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

An American President

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From:  AMERICAN THINKER

May 25, 2011

Congress Gets an American President — For a Day

By Rabbi Aryeh Spero

“Perhaps, worst of all, they have had to endure a nauseating rewriting of their own history and sacrifice by a President who errantly speaks of the great contributions that Islam made from early on in our history in the development of this country. Today Mr. Netanyahu came in front of the entire Congress of the United States “not to bury her, but to praise her.” It was as if for one day we had an American President again.”  Read entire article here:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/congress_gets_an_american_pres.html

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LECTURING???

I’M  REALLY ANGRY WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE LIKE LOU DOBBS, JUAN WILLIAMS, AND CHRIS WALLACE  STATE THAT ISRAELI P.M. NETANYAHU “LECTURED” PRES. OBAMA.

THE PRIME MINISTER DID NO SUCH THING!  I WATCHED THEIR CONVERSATION JUST LIKE YOU DID.  MR. NETANYAHU SPOKE TO MR. OBAMA IN A POLITE WAY, LEADER TO LEADER, STATING HIS CASE VERY CLEARLY.

MESSRS. DOBBS, WILLIAMS, AND WALLACE:  YOUR DISHONEST STATEMENTS ARE FAWNING, WHINING, AND SELF-RIGHTEOUS.

May 23, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congress fiddles politely while America Burns

Hey, everybody, what’s happenin’?

You know what??

No one is doing anything about bringing America, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, back from the abyss.  And NOW is the time to do it.  Can’t wait for the 2012 election, can’t wait for Congress to come back from their holiday recess.

I don’t hear anyone speaking out about what is going on with this White House, this government.  But us, all of us, we know “what’s happenin’,” don’t we?  In the House and in the Senate, Republicans, Independents, and Democrats know too, and they know a lot more than they’re telling us, the American citizens.

But here we all sit, with our headaches and stomach-aches starting every time we listen to Obama on the TV.  Our country is in grave danger, and all we do is talk, talk, talk.  Listen to and watch the Conservative talk shows –  they’re right, most of the time.  But it’s talk!

America, it’s action time!  And if there will be talk by the Congress, speeches, townhalls, and appearances, why must it all be wishy-washy and namby-pamby?  And “respectful?”  When do we get someone up there who isn’t afraid?  Who speaks with honesty, who says outright what we are all thinking?  Who actually shocks us by stating our thoughts out loud?  My God, what a freedom that would be!  How liberating that would be!  It would be like winning a war!

It would be winning the war.

April 19, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

just smile at me, & pet me on the shoulder…

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How long do we put up with abuse from this administration?  What they do is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

How long do we put up with the news media channels that are no longer giving us HONEST and FULL-COVERAGE NEWS?  What they do is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

From American Thinker:

March 28, 2011

“Biden’s Journalist-in-the-Closet Caper  IS a Big Bleeping Deal”

By Kyle-Anne Shiver

“So, by the time Obama and Biden were sworn in, the once-valiant, once-intelligent, once-fully-human American media had been completely reduced to the Puppy-Pack that now begs for access and cowers in closets.”  Read entire article here:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/03/bidens_journalistinthecloset_c.html

March 28, 2011 Posted by | Today's World: America, Government, & Politics | Leave a comment