Sunday, May 25, 2008

The new Indiana Jones, zzzzzzzzzz

Ok, I know all the movie critics are singing the praises of this new Indiana Jones, aka, Crytal Skull episode but I fell asleep half way thru it. Sorry, H.F. I loved all your other episodes and you as an actor but this was just plain boring. Do you think you could do more movies about the government and or terrorism instead? I think you have the right look, voice and style for that. Perhaps you could put Indiana Jones in a retirement community where he could tell his adventures over and over again to avid listeners. I think they would even let you keep the hat and whip.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

No prayer in schools no safety either!

Not trying to force an opinion or belief down anyone's throat, just found this inspiring. Maybe you will, too.

The nation's leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well.
It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

" Since the dawn of creation there has been both good and evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent.

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

"As my daughter's friend Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!"

My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"

Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech.
Please send this out to everyone you can.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Closed E-bay Store for now

Sorry all, but I have closed the e-bay store and am working on my own web page. I'll post it when it's ready, thanks to all who visited me there.

Friday, October 19, 2007

As a Conservative Fundamentalist I Vote for....

By LIZ SIDOTI - Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON(AP) Religious and cultural conservatives, a political force skeptical of the leading Republican presidential candidates, are caught in a tug of war between pragmatism and ideology.

"My head and my heart are fighting with each other," said Phil Burress, an Ohioan who has lobbied hard for federal and state bans on gay marriage.

The vexing choices facing these voters:

_Rudy Giuliani, a thrice-married New Yorker who differs with them on abortion, gays and guns but who polls show offers a strong chance to beat a Democrat next fall.

_Mitt Romney, a Mormon from Massachusetts who didn't entirely share their views in the past but who insists he now does.

_Fred Thompson, a Tennessean who hasn't been a vocal champion of their core issues but who had a right-leaning Senate voting record.

_John McCain, an Arizona senator who has a clear socially conservative resume but who dismissed their leaders "agents of intolerance" in 2000.

_Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister and true believer who has an extraordinary hill to climb for the nomination.

For now, social-issue conservatives are scattered across the field of candidates.

It's a splintering that is, perhaps, more severe than in previous presidential elections and that raises questions about the power of a long-influential part of the GOP base. The restiveness has prompted talk of a possible third-party bid, a certain political death knell for the GOP nominee.

Reflecting the quandary these voters face, Focus on the Family's James Dobson has rejected Giuliani and has panned both McCain and Thompson. Romney is the only leading candidate Dobson hasn't denounced _ but he hasn't publicly backed Romney either.

Click on the title of this post and see why my vote will be for....

Dear God, Please give Mike Huckabee all that he needs to run in this campaign and win, amen.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Why do liberals hate so much?

You know, I use to think that the polarization of our country was just a label that the media liked to use to get people mad. But, I believe it is more than that now. I believe it's caused by the progressives in politics and the media. The last time I heard anyone and I mean anyone from the Democratic/Libertarian/Liberal side say anything positive about our country was so long ago... why, I can't even remember them saying anything good about it.

Of course, I guess it would be hard for them to see the glass half full with their constant whining and complaining about the oil and gas prices, the so called huge debt our country is in, the war against terrorism, the bogus cruel abuse of power, the Gitmo dilemma, the border control problems, the health care system, the global warming farce, the Patriot Act, the racial discrimination's, the legal battle to toss out anything Christian in any sort of public arena. Why it's no wonder they are in such a snit. I mean really, how on earth can drunks like Ted Kennedy and cowards like Murtha and Ried and perverts that like boys, like those in congress and in the senate and manipulative women like Pelosi and Clinton handle so many problems without finding someone to blame it all on? Their answer has always been to blame it on the opposite side of what they stand for. Uh, I guess that would be all law-abiding, Christian, Jew, Catholic and non-violent Muslim too name a few who, love this country just the way it is and believe in fighting for Freedoms all over the world especially after being attacked so horribly on 9/11/00.

I guess to those of us who stand for morals it must go against the grain and back of those who wish to do whatever they like no matter who is affected and with total dis-regard for the plight of those who are trodden upon.

Supposedly that's what the ACLU is for. I say that with a big grin because as far as I'm concerned seeing the negative effects from this group of "muck rakers" is that they have succeeded in turning people against each other instead of bringing harmony and respect for each other. NO one will ever learn to love their neighbor if they have to be sued into doing it. Nothing like a little Nazism and twisted law suits to diminish our Constitution and Amendments. But the liberals will say they need to be here to restore equal rights for all. Bull! Since when is it equal to prohibit Christmas in public places yet we can have big gay rainbow parades? What a strange outlook on things.

If you know of any instance where a liberal has shown hate please post it here, we would be happy to discuss it.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Schools reason for Ahmadinejad's Appearance at C.U.

President Bollinger's Statement About
President Ahmadinejad's Scheduled Appearance

Sept. 19, 2007
On Monday, September 24, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is scheduled to appear as a speaker on campus. The event is sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs (see SIPA announcement), which has been in contact with the Iranian Mission to the United Nations. The event will be part of the annual World Leaders Forum, the University-wide initiative intended to further Columbia’s longstanding tradition of serving as a major forum for robust debate, especially on global issues.
In order to have such a University-wide forum, we have insisted that a number of conditions be met, first and foremost that President Ahmadinejad agree to divide his time evenly between delivering remarks and responding to audience questions. I also wanted to be sure the Iranians understood that I would myself introduce the event with a series of sharp challenges to the president on issues including:
• the Iranian president’s denial of the Holocaust;
• his public call for the destruction of the State of Israel;
• his reported support for international terrorism that targets innocent civilians and American troops;
• Iran's pursuit of nuclear ambitions in opposition to international sanction;
• his government's widely documented suppression of civil society and particularly of women's rights; and
• his government's imprisoning of journalists and scholars, including one of Columbia’s own alumni, Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh (see President Bollinger's statement on Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh's release).
I would like to add a few comments on the principles that underlie this event. Columbia, as a community dedicated to learning and scholarship, is committed to confronting ideas—to understand the world as it is and as it might be. To fulfill this mission we must respect and defend the rights of our schools, our deans and our faculty to create programming for academic purposes. Necessarily, on occasion this will bring us into contact with beliefs many, most or even all of us will find offensive and even odious. We trust our community, including our students, to be fully capable of dealing with these occasions, through the powers of dialogue and reason.
I would also like to invoke a major theme in the development of freedom of speech as a central value in our society. It should never be thought that merely to listen to ideas we deplore in any way implies our endorsement of those ideas, or the weakness of our resolve to resist those ideas or our naiveté about the very real dangers inherent in such ideas. It is a critical premise of freedom of speech that we do not honor the dishonorable when we open the public forum to their voices. To hold otherwise would make vigorous debate impossible.
That such a forum could not take place on a university campus in Iran today sharpens the point of what we do here. To commit oneself to a life—and a civil society—prepared to examine critically all ideas arises from a deep faith in the myriad benefits of a long-term process of meeting bad beliefs with better beliefs and hateful words with wiser words. That faith in freedom has always been and remains today our nation’s most potent weapon against repressive regimes everywhere in the world. This is America at its best.

© Columbia University

I beg to differ, this is America at its worst! Can't wait to write about MA's comments.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

My E-Bay Store

Since I am in the semi-retirement mode due to recovery from illness. It is not likely that I will be sitting on my can doing nothing. I just can't do that for very long, not in my make up and all. So, I've decided to explore the bus. of online marketing. E-bay came to mind and so I started a little shop of my own named so un-creatively Paulette's Bazaar. Don't laugh to hard, I'm selling and even tho I'm a newbie at it, I'm doing alright for a beginner. I've sold approx. 12 things in 2 mo. from my wearable art to electronics to cd's. It's alot of fun and very interesting. I've sold things to people in TX, CO, CA, GA, ID, MS, NY and so on. Nothing out of the country yet because I haven't really offered since I'm not too sure about the shipping costs, I hear that can be tricky and rather expensive (my next thing to learn about.) So, please visit me at anytime, my store is always open, I think???? Unless e-bay closes and I don't think they do. Enjoy the day!