There are some days you should go back to bed with a hot brandy, a box of chocolates and a warm energetic companion.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Once upon a time Saturday Night Live was something I made a point of watching every Saturday night. That was when the comedy skits were actually funny.
The political slant of the show became as noticeable as a piece of spinach stuck between someone’s teeth. Do you embarrass the person by telling them they have a snack for later or do you ignore it?
I opted for the easier path of ignoring it. Lately however, SNL has gotten noticed for its occasional scathing criticism of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer. Last night their Cold Open was pretty amusing with its take on the executive action taken on immigration. They cleverly used an updated version of the 1975 Schoolhouse Rock! Segment, “I’m Just A Bill”
The Left emerged butthurt and the SNL parody was fact-checked by The Washington Post, a paper which is, itself a parody. The newspaper even took the time to extrapolate their absurdity by providing a flowchart showing who is eligible for the immigration reprieve.
I only have one bone to pick with SNL. They failed to point out the imperialness of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer and those who will benefit the most from not being deported. I took care of that. You’re welcome.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
It’s Homecoming Week at the Capstone and Bama will play the Catamounts of Western Carolina University. The game kicks off at 4:00 PM ET and will be carried on the SEC Channel.
What is a catamount? I’m glad you asked. According to WCU’s website, “Webster's Dictionary defines ‘catamount’ as ‘any of various wild cats such as a cougar or lynx.’ Cats of the catamount variety, including the bobcat, have roamed the southern Appalachian Mountains, where Western Carolina University is located, for years.”
If the 9-1 Tide beat FCS foe Western Carolina today and Auburn in next week’s Iron Bowl, they will win the SEC West and play in the SEC championship game.
I know many of you are thinking this game will be a cakewalk for Bama, but I would caution you to think back to September 1, 2007 when the Michigan Wolverines played tiny Appalachian State at home in Ann Arbor. The Mountaineers ended up shocking the college football world by beating the Wolverines 34-32.
I’m not saying my beloved Alabama will underestimate the mismatched Catamounts because on any given Saturday any team can win, even the Catamounts. With that said:
ROLL TIDE ROLL!
And because no football post would be complete without a photograph of some pom-poms, please enjoy this lovely.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Statement by President Barack Obama on Attack in Selma, AL
Source: WH, 11-18-1962
Source: WH, 11-18-1962
I strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack, the burning of a black church in Selma, which killed four innocent people, and injured several more. There is and can be no justification for such attacks against innocent civilians. The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the victims and families of all those who were killed and injured in this horrific attack and in other recent violence. At this sensitive moment in Selma, it is all the more important for blacks and Klan leaders and ordinary citizens to work cooperatively together to lower tensions, reject violence, and seek a path forward towards peace.
Fortunately, our leaders back then did not suffer under a sense of false moral equivalency.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
No. 4 Duke meets No.19 Michigan State tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tipoff is 7:00 PM ET and can be seen on ESPN.
The Champions Classic, in its fourth year, is a non-conference outing. This will be Coach K’s ninth face-off against MSU’s Tom Izzo. Krzyzewski’s .763% W-L (985-306) career record is just a skosh better than Izzo’s .715% W-L (469-187) record.
Although Duke had an easy time of it against Presbyterian and Fairfield, the Spartans have talent they can put on the floor.
The Detroit Free Press noted that no one is picking the Spartans to win tonight and took a little dig at my boys saying, “The young Blue Devils know nothing but Cameron Indoor Stadium blowouts, filled with dunks and wide-open three-pointers. If MSU can land an early punch, it could resonate.” O RLY?
UPDATE: Duke wins 81-71
Monday, November 17, 2014
Accepting the seductive comfort of self-delusion, this Administration’s apparatchik media shills have demonstrated since 2007 their incuriousness of the man they and they alone placed on a throne of lies. Their requisite authority exists to deceive the public nowadays.
The lies are now piling thick, fast and mountain high.
The story of Obamacare is Machiavellian: “Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”
During a press conference at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer said Gruber was “some adviser who never worked on our staff.”
Gruber visited the White House more than a dozen times, according to official visitor logs. One of those meetings took place in the Oval Office with none other than TWMDCO.
The Gruber tapes were roiling the Internet by Veterans Day with only one news outlet covering the story. Several days later CBS mentioned it on an early morning show. By Sunday, Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation confessed he was “dumbstruck” by his “stupid American voters” comment opining, “What we have here is another example of the sorry state of American politics where people take money for things in which they don't believe and whether it's good for the American people is not even a question. As for the president, he may want to consider that old politician's prayer—Lord, I can take care of my enemies, just protect me from my friends.”
Nine days after the shitstorm erupted, ABC and NBC decided to report on what actually lay behind the honeyed rhetoric—something Dr. Charles Krauthammer succinctly illustrated—“the arrogance of an academic liberalism, so perfectly embodied in the Gruber Confession, that rules in the name of a citizenry it mocks, disdains and deliberately, contemptuously deceives.”
All too often in life we are met with trying times. You find yourself praying for a solution in those times. The conservative blogosphere is filled with loving, caring people who do kind deeds because that’s who they are.
Blogger sister and friend, Always On Watch, finds herself dealing with a “cascade of problems.” Her husband’s in-home hospital bed requires a new motor, the car she relies on to take hubby and his scooter to doctor appointments needs the brakes and the power steering repaired, a dangerous and potentially deadly problem with her home’s electrical panel box is affecting the water heater; and worst of all, her husband’s medication, which used to cost $24 to refill now is draining her wallet to the tune of $648 due to the infamous “donut hole” which exists in Medicare Part D.
AOW has been dealing with these financial burdens since October 27th. Essentially, she’s coped as best she can, but she’s reached the end of her rope. Several years ago, her husband suffered a stroke. As a result, she is now his caregiver while also working to earn a living as a home school teacher.
God grants us 86,400 seconds a day. Will you take a few of those precious seconds to leave a comment at her place to encourage her? If you have a few bucks to spare, would you consider donating to her tip jar? She will be touched by your compassion.
With Thanksgiving approaching, wouldn’t it be wonderful to lighten the burdens of another? May God bless you abundantly, love you dearly and watch over you always.
UPDATE: After waiting most of the day, Always On Watch is reporting good news. At 7:00 PM she said her husband’s in-home hospital bed has finally been repaired and he is now able to elevate his paralyzed leg in order to reduce the edema (swelling due to the accumulation of fluid) and perhaps lower his blood pressure.
We’re praying for you. Keep us posted girl.