Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Michelle Obama's Oberlin Speech and Mark Levin

Mark Levin really slams Michelle Obama for the speech she delivered on Memorial Day at Oberlin College.

First, he dissects her remarks.

Then, after realizing she delivered her speech on Memorial Day, Levin drowns out her words with "God Bless America."

Listen to both segments here, via The Right Scoop.

MICHELLE OBAMA: And, graduates, with a degree from this amazing school, and all the status and connections that degree confers, you don’t get to have no hands. No, you don’t get to be precious or cautious or cynical. No, not when the earth is warming and the oceans are rising. You don’t get to be cynical. Not when too many young people still languish in communities ripped apart by violence and despair. Not when women still make less than men for the same work. Not when millions of girls across the globe never set foot inside a school. (Applause.) No, not when many young people just like you -- the men and women we honor this Memorial Day –- have sacrificed their lives for your freedom to make your voice heard. You don’t get to have no hands.

"You don't get to have no hands"?


As Levin says, Michelle's speech is "mostly just claptrap Marxist propaganda."

Talking down the country like this, especially on Memorial Day, is troubling.

Michelle and Barack enjoy all the luxuries and all the power of the presidency.

Michelle, America isn't such a bad place, is it?


FNC’s Megyn Kelly Blasts President Obama over Memorial Day Speech

Wedding Photo of Marine and Bride: Restoring Faith

Photos can be so powerful, and this is one of those.

It captures so much emotion. It's absolutely beautiful.

From WKRN:

The photo of U.S. Marine Cpl. Caleb Earwood and his now-wife Maggie was taken by Dwayne Schmidt of Dwayne Schmidt Photography.

The couple married Saturday in Asheville, North Carolina, and ABC News reports Caleb wanted to pray with his bride before the ceremony.

With the help of family members and photographer Schmidt, the groom was taken to the cabin where Maggie was getting ready.

The couple joined hands around the corner so Caleb wouldn’t see her before the altar in order to keep tradition.

...Schmidt told ABC the groom started getting emotional the second their hands touched.

“The whole room was full of emotion,” he said. “I tried not to cry and focus on what I was doing.”

The photo Schmidt ultimately captured shows Caleb praying out loud as Maggie tries to hold back tears.

“It broke me down,” Maggie said, “to know that we felt the same way about God. It just made me happy.”
What a tender moment!

It's so touching for the couple to have this moment of prayer before being wed.

I'm thankful this personal, private exchange was shared.

Is the photographer using the photo as a marketing ploy?

Maybe. Who cares?

I needed to see it, and I'm glad I did.

It bolsters my faith in God.

Blaze Pink Wisconsin

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Wisconsin hunters likely would be the first in the nation allowed to wear blaze pink instead of the traditional orange in the woods under a bill announced Wednesday by a Republican and a Democrat.

State Reps. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D-South Range) said at a Capitol news conference they hoped the attire would encourage more Wisconsinites to hunt and appeal to women and new hunters.

"Wisconsin has historically had some of the highest participation rates in hunting... and we've seen a decrease in this number in recent years," Milroy said. "It's my hope that this will become universally acceptable and create revenue for some of these programs that we're talking about.

...Majid Sarmadi, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and textile expert, said his lab analysis of flourescent pink proved it had similar or better visibility to humans as blaze orange, and therefore would be just as safe for hunters to wear.

...Kleefisch said the real question is about the role of the state government.

"What we're doing is giving hunters another potential option," Kleefisch said. "We're getting government out of the way of a couple color choices that people use in the woods. The private sector's going to take over the rest."
If blaze pink is a safe option for hunters, then I have no problem with it.

However, I really don't think the introduction of pink attire is going to attract more women to hunting.

I doubt any woman stayed away from hunting because she didn't like blaze orange. Is a woman going to take up the sport because now she can wear blaze pink?

I agree with Kleefisch. Get the government out of the way.

Will this move make a significant difference in hunting participation?

I doubt it, though it does draw publicity and that might be a bit helpful in encouraging women to hunt.

Some men might be interested in wearing blaze pink, too.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pope Francis: Anti-Pet?

Pope Francis finds the amount money that people spend on their pets to be astonishing. He considers the relationships people have with their pets to be "worrisome."

From Breitbart:

According to the Pope, the worst problems in the world today are poverty, corruption and human trafficking. He also expressed his astonishment when he read about what people spend money on. “After food, clothing and medicine,” he said, “the fourth item is cosmetics and the fifth is pets. That’s serious.”

In fact, for an “environmental pope,” Francis seems to think that people pay altogether too much attention to pets.

“Care for pets is like programmed love,” he said. “I can program the loving response of a dog or a cat, and I don’t need the experience of a human, reciprocal love.”

The Pope said this kind of trade-off is “worrisome.”
Still like Pope Francis, Leftists?

It's funny the way Leftists pick and choose the statements made by Pope Francis.

They embrace him as a "good guy" while conveniently ignoring what they don't like.

The "good guy" is unequivocally pro-life, standing in complete opposition to the Leftists.

In 2013, Pope Francis reiterated the Catholic Church’s pro-life stance and promised that they will never compromise on their opposition against abortion. He said, “I want to be completely honest in this regard. This is not something subject to alleged reforms or ‘modernizations’. It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.”
In sum, Pope Francis believes people should spend less time and treasure on their pets.

Pope Francis also says the Catholic Church will NEVER compromise when it comes to the killing of the unborn.

Monday, May 25, 2015

A Soldier's Farewell Letter

A most beautiful love letter:

Of the tens of thousands of letters written in the days leading up to the First Battle of Manassas, certainly none is more famous than the last letter of Major Sullivan Ballou. As poignant as it is prescient, Ballou's epistle captures not only the spirit of patriotic righteousness that led many men to the enlistment office, but it also drives home the stark reality that casualties of war were not confined to the battlefield. There were hundreds of thousands of soldiers who would not return to their families over the next four years, leaving behind a Sarah, or a Willie and Edgar who would "never know a father's love and care." Very few, however, had the foresight or the eloquence to leave behind a legacy as touching as Sullivan Ballou's to his grief-stricken family.

Headquarters, Camp Clark
Washington, D.C., July 14, 1861

My Very Dear Wife:

Indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days, perhaps to-morrow. Lest I should not be able to write you again, I feel impelled to write a few lines, that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more.

Our movement may be one of a few days duration and full of pleasure and it may be one of severe conflict and death to me. Not my will, but thine, O God be done. If it is necessary that I should fall on the battle-field for any country, I am ready. I have no misgivings about, or lack of confidence in, the cause in which I am engaged, and my courage does not halt or falter. I know how strongly American civilization now leans upon the triumph of government, and how great a debt we owe to those who went before us through the blood and suffering of the Revolution, and I am willing, perfectly willing to lay down all my joys in this life to help maintain this government, and to pay that debt.

But, my dear wife, when I know, that with my own joys, I lay down nearly all of yours, and replace them in this life with care and sorrows, when, after having eaten for long years the bitter fruit of orphanage myself, I must offer it, as their only sustenance, to my dear little children, is it weak or dishonorable, while the banner of my purpose floats calmly and proudly in the breeze, that my unbounded love for you, my darling wife and children, should struggle in fierce, though useless, contest with my love of country.

I cannot describe to you my feelings on this calm summer night, when two thousand men are sleeping around me, many of them enjoying the last, perhaps, before that of death, and I, suspicious that Death is creeping behind me with his fatal dart, am communing with God, my country and thee.

I have sought most closely and diligently, and often in my breast, for a wrong motive in this hazarding the happiness of those I loved, and I could not find one. A pure love of my country, and of the principles I have often advocated before the people, and "the name of honor, that I love more than I fear death," have called upon me, and I have obeyed.
Sarah, my love for you is deathless. It seems to bind me with mighty cables, that nothing but Omnipotence can break; and yet, my love of country comes over me like a strong wind, and bears me irresistibly on with all those chains, to the battlefield. The memories of all the blissful moments I have spent with you come crowding over me, and I feel most deeply grateful to God and you, that I have enjoyed them so long. And how hard it is for me to give them up, and burn to ashes the hopes of future years, when, God willing, we might still have lived and loved together, and seen our boys grow up to honorable manhood around us.

I know I have but few claims upon Divine Providence, but something whispers to me, perhaps it is the wafted prayer of my little Edgar, that I shall return to my loved ones unharmed. If I do not, my dear Sarah, never forget how much I love you, nor that, when my last breath escapes me on the battle-field, it will whisper your name.

Forgive my many faults, and the many pains I have caused you. How thoughtless, how foolish I have oftentimes been! How gladly would I wash out with my tears, every little spot upon your happiness, and struggle with all the misfortune of this world, to shield you and my children from harm. But I cannot, I must watch you from the spirit land and hover near you, while you buffet the storms with your precious little freight, and wait with sad patience till we meet to part no more.

But, O Sarah, if the dead can come back to this earth, and flit unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you in the garish day, and the darkest night amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours always, always, and, if the soft breeze fans your cheek, it shall be my breath; or the cool air cools your throbbing temples, it shall be my spirit passing by.
Sarah, do not mourn me dear; think I am gone, and wait for me, for we shall meet again.

As for my little boys, they will grow as I have done, and never know a father's love and care. Little Willie is too young to remember me long, and my blue-eyed Edgar will keep my frolics with him among the dimmest memories of his childhood. Sarah, I have unlimited confidence in your maternal care, and your development of their characters. Tell my two mothers, I call God's blessing upon them. O Sarah, I wait for you there! Come to me, and lead thither my children.

- Sullivan

Memorial Day 2015

Pause today, say a prayer, fly the flag, and be grateful for the sacrifice fellow American men and women made for you.

"The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart...should swell into a mighty chorus of remembrance, gratitude and rededication on this solemn occasion."

---Abraham Lincoln

Know the Difference

Democrats: Happy Memorial Day!

Here's a message from the official Twitter account of the Democratic Party:

The Democrats wish everyone a "Happy Memorial Day weekend" and they post an image of Obama enjoying an ice cream cone as the media swoon.


Perhaps something actually addressing the meaning of the holiday would have been better, Democrats.

Dems, do you know that Memorial Day is one of solemn remembrance for all the lives lost in military service to our country?

Does Obama know?

Will he be golfing again after he gets that wreath-laying stuff out of the way?

National Moment of Remembrance - 3:00 PM

Presidential Proclamation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer.

I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. I request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

Anne Meara R.I.P.

Anne Meara, veteran actress and half of Stiller and Meara comedy team, dies at 85

Rest in peace.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fallon: Sting Ragtime Roxanne

Letterman and Women: Creepy Legacy

From Breitbart:

This video from Gawker shows some lowlights from David Letterman’s interviews on Late Night with female celebrities.

“Whether you regard the examples above as creepy lechery or benign flirting, this way of communicating is a part of David Letterman’s legacy,” writes author Rich Juzwiak....

Within the montage of awkward and uncomfortable moments, Letterman takes particular interest in women’s legs and… smells.
For the record, most of the clips in this video are from the Late Show, not Late Night.


Obviously, Letterman was allowed to behave this way with impunity.

Especially when shown in this montage, his interaction with women appears creepy rather than innocent and amusing.