Beauty and Brains…and Conservative? UPDATE: WRONG!!

UPDATE:  I’d posted this last night but it turns out she’s backing off…now she says “health care is a privilege” so her handlers $$$$ must have got to her.  “You can’t be CONSERVATIVE and GET anywhere in this world…STOP IT!”  And I believe that might be what happened…but I’m sorry I gave her space here.

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/miss-usa-says-healthcare-privilege-not-right-people-mad-152055939.html

I LOVE THIS GIRL!  “Health care is a privilege….I’d like to change the word from Feminism to Equalism”   You go, girl!

She’s being called The Most Intelligent Miss USA EVER!…I’d say she is….Conservative!

I’m amazed she won in spite of the Conservative answers……That’s our new Miss USA (as if anybody cares…but still)……she rocks!  She dares not to be politically correct.

(and she’s been treated terribly on social media….she doesn’t walk lock-step with the libs)

Z

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“We’re white and we will not be replaced!..!” ?

THIS INFORMATION fascinated me….

Will all of American history be taken away because it’s not liked by everybody?

Please read the article….it’s not long……should they take the statues down?  Should they have marched with torches, which evokes uglier time in American history?  What do you think of the torch carriers yelling “Russia is our friend?”  Sounds like that might have been someone joining the group to make it look like they’re all a bunch of Trump-supporting lunkheads.   How many intelligent Trump supports would say THAT?   Lots in this article and I do hope you read it.

I’d love your opinions…..

Thanks, Z

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Sunday Faith Blog

MOTHERS…….people who can be the type of woman who is celebrated every day.  I hope yours is, too.    Can you share a story about your own mother with us?

We need to care for them…as Jesus did his:

John 19:25-27
Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved (John), he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Z

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Every American Kid (10-30) Should Read This:

The Children of the Greatest Generation

(and their children – so they will understand)

Born in the 1930’s and early 40’s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the Silent Generation.
We are the smallest number of children born since the early 1900’s. We are the “last ones.”
We are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.
We are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.
We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.
We hand mixed ’white stuff’ with ‘yellow stuff’ to make fake butter.
We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available.
We can remember milk being delivered to our house early in the morning and placed in the “milk box” on the porch. A A friend’s mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart. We sometimes fed the horse.
We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see gold stars in the front windows of our grieving neighbors.
We can also remember the parades on August 15, 1945; VJ Day.
We saw the ‘boys’ home from the war, build their Cape Cod style houses, pouring the cellar, tar papering it over and living there until they could afford the time and money to build it out.
We remember trying to buy a new car after the war The new cars were coming through with wooden bumpers.
We are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead we imagined what we heard on the radio.
As we all like to brag, with no TV, we spent our childhood “playing outside until the street lights came on.” We did play outside and we did play on our own.
There was no little league.
There was no city playground for kids.
To play in the water, we turned the fire hydrants on and ran through the spray.
The lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we had little real understanding of what the world was like.
Our Saturday afternoons, if at the movies, gave us newsreels of the war sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.
Telephones were one to a house, often shared and hung on the wall.
Computers were called calculators, only added and were hand cranked; typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the ribbon.

The ‘Internet’ and ‘GOOGLE’ were words that didn’t exist.
Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on our table radio in the evening by H. V Kaltenborne and Gabriel Heatter.

We are the last group who had to find out for ourselves.
As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth.
The G.I. Bill gave returning veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.
VA loans fanned a housing boom.
Pent up demand coupled with new installment payment plans put factories to work.
New highways would bring jobs and mobility.
The veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.
In the late 40’s and early 50’s the country seemed to lie in the embrace of brisk but quiet order as it gave birth to its new middle class (which became known as ‘Baby Boomers’).

The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands pf stations.
The telephone started to become a common method of communications and “telexes” sent hard copy around the world.
Our parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined.

We weren’t neglected but we weren’t today’s all-consuming family focus.
They were glad we played by ourselves ‘until the street lights came on.’
They were busy discovering the post war world.
Most of us had no life plan, but with the unexpected virtue of ignorance and an economic rising tide we simply stepped into the world and started to find out what the world was about.

We entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where we were welcomed.
Based on our naïve belief that there was more where this came from, we shaped life as we went.
We enjoyed a luxury; we felt secure in our future
Of course, just as today, not all Americans shared in this experience.
Depression poverty was deep rooted.
Polio was still a crippler.
The Korean War was a dark presage in the early 50’s and by mid-decade school children were ducking under desks.
Russia built the “Iron Curtain” and China became Red China .
Eisenhower sent the first ‘advisors’ to Vietnam ; and years later, Johnson invented a war there.
Castro set up camp in Cuba and Khrushchev came to power.
We are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no existential threats to our homeland.

We came of age in the 40’s and early 50’s. The war was over and the cold war, terrorism, Martin Luther King, civil rights, technological upheaval, “global warming”, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with insistent unease.

Only our generation can remember both a time of apocalyptic war and a time when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty. We have lived through both.
We grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better. not worse.
We are the Silent Generation – “The Last Ones”.

More than 99.9% of us are either retired or deceased, and feel privileged to have “lived in the best of times!”

Author unknown   (Thanks for emailing this to me, Imp….very good stuff)

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The politicians you deserve…..

Obama: ‘You get the politicians you deserve’

Posted in 2016 race, Obama, Trump, voting | 47 Comments

TRUMP: Agree or not?

Promised made, promises kept

Despite determined resistance, Trump keeps moving forward

By Heather R. Higgins –
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Most judging President Trump’s first 100 days tend to focus on key policies that have or have not passed. Surely this matters, but equally important is the way Mr. Trump has changed the office of president and the national dialogue as part of his policy initiatives.

Not only is Mr. Trump doing what he promised, but — whether we like it or not — he is doing it the way he promised. How do we know? Overwhelmingly, those who voted for him believe his first 100 days have been successful. Polling consistently shows that many of Mr. Trump’s policies are what the American people, though not the left, actually want.

Democrats and the liberal media are apoplectic over his successes and are pulling out all the stops to engage in unrelenting attacks on his policies and fitness for office. We should expect this to continue.

As in the primary, there is method to what seems (to some) like madness. Here are some ways Mr. Trump offends customary sensibilities — and in short order often accomplishes more in days than predecessors did in years:

  • Disruptor: As promised, Mr. Trump’s dealings with Mexico over the wall and immigration reform (note that illegal crossings are at 17-year low), and his insistence that America’s allies pay their fair share for defense, have already changed the discussion from “if we should do it” to “how we should do it.” No small feat amid the fervent backlash.
  • No more apologies: No longer does the U.S. president deride and apologize for law enforcement over the bad deeds of a few, but rather venerates those who put their lives on the line for us every day. In Syria and North Korea, Mr. Trump is making clear to the world that the United States is a country that keeps its word. Red lines drawn must be enforced. Mr. Trump never apologizes for America’s greatness and prosperity but explicitly demands respect from friends and foes alike (just ask Mexico’s president).
  • America First: Mr. Trump has changed the dialogue on border security and sanctuary cities from “how we can protect those who cross our borders illegally” to “how we protect the American people first.” He has withdrawn from or is renegotiating trade deals (TPP and NAFTA) that will ultimately create a fair and level playing field, and bring jobs back for American workers. With the stroke of his pen by executive order, he has undone President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and put in place measures that will ensure both our long-term energy security and that our industries and workers can compete without onerous regulations that have little to no effect on global environmental concerns.
  • Negotiator in chief: One of the least understood yet most effective skill sets of Mr. Trump is that he is the consummate dealmaker. He makes the big ask and then renegotiates to get what he wants or needs. Typical Washington insiders, pundits and political purists see this as failure or back-peddling. He does not see “failure to pass” as failure, but rather as a “back to drawing board” moment to produce a better outcome, something common in industry and rare in politics. For Mr. Trump, the back and forth on health care, tax and immigration reform, and the budget are where disagreements are aired and all views are welcome as part of the process. To the media this is infighting, to Mr. Trump it’s negotiating.
  • You’re fired:  Mr. Trump has surrounded himself with the best people for the job as evidenced by some great appointments, both within his Cabinet and on the Supreme Court. Those who can’t or won’t deliver are fired, like Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general at the Justice Department. The media will call this chaos and Mr. Trump will continue his tried and true methods — get the right people in the right job at the right time. He remains steadfast in his support of his people despite the unrelenting bashing from liberals that many have taken.
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs: This is constant focus of this administration, one that secures the loyalty and support of so many of his voters. They know it is always top of mind, and made manifest in trade deals, greenlighting permits for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, efforts to roll back unnecessary, job-destroying regulations, and encourage agencies to embrace a cost-benefit analysis approach to regulating moving forward.
  • Promise made, promise kept: This is Mr. Trump’s constant theme, whose most gratifying example was the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — from a list offered during the campaign, exactly as promised.

Much more work needs to be done, but of this we can be sure: President Trump will do it his way.

Heather R. Higgins is the president and CEO of Independent Women’s Voice.

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COMEY v TRUMP

Who wins?

Let’s talk…..CNN called Comey’s firing “The most GROSS misuse of power of any democracy..”  The media’s outraged.  Some Republicans are outraged because, again, the White House “forgot” to TELL THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INTEL COMMITTEE!! I’d have thought they might want to start learning the ropes…and soon?

SO…do you think he should have fired Comey?   Who does he hire next?

Thoughts on this whole thing?

AND THEN THERE IS THIS!   There’s a sleeping bit of news that didn’t much make the news cycle!  WHAT???

Z

Posted in Intelligence Agencies, Trump | 51 Comments

Junk food? Junk Media? And a new Obama book…..

I saw this headline and was curious…

“Why Have Michelle Obama’s Healthy School Meals Been Junked?”

Now, we all know that those healthy school lunches have been filling trash cans for a few years now, right?  I’ve posted on it here, and you all had heard about it.   Take a look at the headline and tell me what you’d think if you were the typical American.   Here’s what I think you’d think;  “Oh, no!  This government doesn’t want healthy lunches for our kids, so they’re JUNKING them?”

Then you read THE ARTICLE, down to the bottom, and realize the FACTS actually DO appear………eventually.  The fact that the kids hated them, and school food choices ought to be local, and we’re tired of food being thrown away$$$

This isn’t THE most important subject that’s driving people from the Trump administration, or at least throwing big doubt on it, but I thought the headline about JUNK FOOD was a PERFECT KIND OF METAPHOR for how the MEDIA TREATS TRUMP AND ALL THOSE AROUND HIM.

Meanwhile, everything about the Obamas is apparently perfect!  Did you know that the way he speaks to her is a way ‘we’d all benefit from in our relationships’?   Such glowing compliments about their marriage in so many articles all over the internet…Meanwhile…..

……the media says Melania’s hating being First Lady (you know, they have very reliable ‘unnamed sources’ who help them get the scoop which we shouldn’t believe)  AND he’s going to be IMPEACHED SOON, did you know that?

The media, of course, knows the Obamas are IN LOVE and the Trumps ARE NOT IN LOVE.   Will this fun NEVER STOP!??  BUT THERE IS A NEW BOOK BY A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT THAT EVEN HE ADMITS MAKES OBAMA LOOK PRETTY BAD!  He actually had the nerve on TV last night to wonder why other journalists didn’t get the information he’s found (as if any journalists were looking for dirt on King and Queen Obama?)  Please read the link, you’ll want to see the info on the book.  By the way, something apparently happened to Obama which, in a very short time period, changed him…..suddenly  he was full of presidential aspirations.  I believe someone, or some people, got to him.  I always have, and this sort of confirms my thoughts.  I wish he’d go away.

And Michelle’s broccoli is getting JUNKED………I wish they were, too.

🙂

Posted in matters of interest, media, Melania, Obama, Trump | 54 Comments

I agree………….I love this;

IF WE FOCUSED ON OUR OBLIGATIONS BEFORE OUR RIGHTS, WE’D HAVE HEAVEN ON EARTH.

 

thoughts?

Z

 

 

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Sunday Faith Blog

I saw this horrible article and it reminded me about what’s really important in life and how God would want us to act.   Does God want a white girl not to go to a prom with a black friend?  Aren’t we all created equal in His eyes?  If so, how could the reaction of her father be excused?

We talk here often about the problems some of the black community is causing throughout our country, with Black Lives Matter, blacks killing blacks in Chicago,  some expecting reparations, etc., etc..  These are not good people in general, not because they’re black.  We all know whites involved with activist groups we disagree with, and white cops who’ve killed people without apparent provocation, and wanting the world to take care of them, right?

I know black young men FAR finer than some white men in this country…you probably all do.

SO, this father tells his daughter she’s out of his life, dead to him, he’s not paying for college, she should go live with the “ni**ers”.  In 2017, when we like to think most people are past this hate.

I think racism is something we should pray against.  I have a black girlfriend who told me once “If you want to see racism, go to a black barber shop,” : we all know racism isn’t only a white thing…absolutely NOT!  So, both sides…….prayer can’t hurt.

Pray for unity, pray for people on both sides to be kinder in general, to judge people on who they are, not what color they are.

Something hopeful is that the major gang leader of a VERY well known Los Angeles gang has been following Jesus for the last few years and I have a friend who’s working on helping him interact with the kids who idolize this guy, to bring faith and peace and love to those kids.  Please pray about that, too.  Please.

“Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.”   1 John: 2:9

Help others come out of that darkness…

Have a beautiful Sunday.   Z

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