Thursday, June 27, 2013

It Could Happen to You

Embedded below (or you can view it here) is a video of a New Jersey mom being attacked in her own home last Friday. It happened in front of her 3-year-old daughter, and according to some of the other reports I've read and heard about this story, all the doors in the house were locked, but that didn't stop the vicious, home invading thug from kicking in the door and gaining entry to the home.

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The thug is still on the loose, and he reportedly stole some jewelry from the woman, including her wedding ring. I suspect that in addition to police being on the lookout for this punk, her husband is, too. If something similar happened to my wife, I'd spend every waking moment trying to track the thug down.

New Jersey is the most densely populated state...
New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lately, we've heard a lot of talk about gun control. The Left is screaming for more, stricter controls. The question is, would more gun control have helped this woman ? The answer is a resounding no. In fact, gun control doesn't stop crime as evidenced by the fact that the home invasion in this video occurred in New Jersey. That state has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. It's possible that if this woman would have had access to a gun in her home, she would have had a chance to stop this vicious thug in his cowardly tracks.

If you don't have a gun at home, I encourage you to get one, become proficient with it, and be prepared to use it to protect yourself and your family. This type of crime can happen anywhere at anytime to anyone, including you and me. I suspect this poor woman never expected it to happen to her. When it does happen, the cops are several minutes away. So, it's wise to have a firearm only seconds away.

A gun in the home can be the difference between life, a severe beating, or death. If it comes down to you or a lawless cowardly thug, make sure it's the thug. Your family will be glad you did.

Source - article titled "Unbelievable Nanny Cam Video Catches Crook Breaking Into NJ Home and Brutally Beating Mom in Front of 3-Year-Old Daughter"
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Palin and Allah

Sarah Palin recently gave her 2 cents worth on the civil war going on in Syria. See what she had to say in the video embedded below or by clicking here.

I'm sure that many on the left, and even some on the right, will scoff at and make fun of what Palin said here. However, when you consider that most in the Middle East have a negative view of the U.S. calling us "The Great Satan", an "occupation force", and generally wanting us gone, I think Palin may be onto something.

I kinda like her idea, so yeah - let's let "Allah sort it out." It's the best idea I've heard in a long time in regards to Middle East policy.

Source - article titled "Sarah Palin On Syria - 'Let Allah Sort It Out' "
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Monday, June 17, 2013

A Tune That Will Make You Think

Anybody been watching the news lately ? It seems that all we hear is bad news. There's a war in Syria. Plus, we've got IRS Gate, SpyGate, Benghazi Gate, politicians hating each other, and people killing, robbing, and maiming each other for no reason. It's insanity. The world is out of control.

Pride (White Lion album)
Pride (White Lion album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As I think about all the crap above, and I do mean crap, I can't help but wonder what kind of world is the next generation gonna live in ? As chaotic and mean as it is now, I can't imagine what it's gonna be like in the future as things continue to deteriorate. Thinking about all of this brought me to the song I've picked for today's Music Monday.

Today's tune is "When the Children Cry" by White Lion from their 1987 album Pride. The song reached #3 on the charts and is one of the best known and widely played ballads from the '80s. As you watch the video and listen to the music, I think you will find that the lyrics are powerful, and they will leave you with much to think about. The video is embedded below or can be watched by clicking here.

Some music critics have suggested that some of the lyrics in the chorus of the song show a fondness for Communism by the band. Whether that is true or not, I do not know. However, when you consider that most hair bands of the '80s, such as White Lion, were primarily focused on women and booze, I, as a fan of music from that era, do not agree with such an assertion. I think Communism was the farthest thing from the bands' minds. However, even if their assertions were true, I still think most of us can agree with the band's main point in the song - what type of world are we leaving for the children ?

It might be the most important question of our time.
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Our Veterans Deserve Better

People who know me personally, or have read this blog for any length of time, know that I have the utmost respect for and wholeheartedly support our veterans 100% of the time. I am grateful for and always in awe of the sacrifices they make both physically and in the amount of time they are away from their families. Many times they are away from their loved ones for anywhere from 9 or 10 months to a year. I cannot imagine what that is like.

Back when all the ruckus was going on about ObamaCare, health care, and so-called "Cadillac Health Care Plans," I felt like if anyone deserved a "Cadillac Health Care Plan" it's our military men and women. I often feel like we as a country don't do enough for those guys and gals, but that's a sermon and soapbox for another day. Today, something else is on my mind.

Earlier this week, a friend of mine took the picture below while at the VA Hospital in Nashville, TN. At the time, this banner was hanging around the main entry into the parking garage there.

When I received it, I was shocked. My first thoughts were of the vets that visit there every day for doctors appointments, labs, and other reasons. I wondered what they think of it. I suspect that many of them were offended by it. I also thought about an article that I shared here back in April that was written by Pat Buchanan - "Is America Still A Good Country ?". It seems that morals in America continue to decline. To me, what makes it worse is that we are not ashamed of it. It really seems that we have no shame, at all, anymore as a country. I wonder sometimes if there is not a connection between our lack of morals as a nation and our problems ranging from the economy, to crime, to government corruption, and I could go on and on.

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I wonder how quickly the ACLU and other groups would have raised cain if instead of the banner above, someone had hung one that had an encouraging scripture on it that could uplift the spirits of the patients visiting the VA hospital. Heck, the ACLU would have filed a lawsuit crying "violation of separation of church and state" quicker than a Democrat votes for a tax increase. You know I'm right, too.

Know, before anyone leaves a nasty comment below this post claiming, "you just hate people with 'alternative life styles'," let me unequivocally state that I don't. The Bible states that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, which includes me. We all need to be getting our act together.

History has shown time and time again that all great empires, right before they have fallen, have gone down the same road America is currently on. First, morals loosen a little. Next, a little more until one day everybody is doing whatever they want with whomever they want whenever they want and there is no moral fabric or moral values at all. Suddenly, the nation crashes and burns and people wonder "what happened ?"

The question is - is the U.S.A. gonna continue down that road to a complete absence of moral values and destruction, or are we gonna turnaround ?

Since yesterday was the 69th anniversary of D-Day, I hope we choose the latter, because our veterans deserve better. The road to complete decadence and destruction is not the one they fought and sacrificed for.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14 (King James Version)
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Research Shows Beards Have Benefits

Today's post contains some good "guy news." The other day I ran across an article discussing the health benefits of beards. Researchers in Australia have found that a mustache and full beard can block nearly 100% of the sun's rays leading to a reduction in the risk of skin cancer. For a heart transplant patient, such as myself who is at a higher risk for skin cancer development, I think that's some dang good news.

English: Male facial hair
English: Male facial hair (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The good news coming out of the study doesn't stop there, though. According to the article titled "Beards Make Men Healthier, Say Researchers" on, the researchers also found that :
  • shaving can lead to an increase in skin infections, hair follicle infections, and ingrown hairs,
  • shaving can aggravate acne and eczema,
  • facial hair limits the signs of aging, such as wrinkles,
  • facial hair aids in keeping your skin moisturized, and
  • a mustache acts as an "air filter" for allergens, such as dust and pollen.
So, we now know that besides being great insulation against the cold and wind on your face in the winter, facial hair has numerous other benefits, too. Beards are not only cool, but they are also good for you.

So, guys, the next time your wife / fiancee / girlfriend asks you to get rid of your mustache and / or beard, you can say, "Honey, scientists have learned that facial hair is good for me, because it has a number of great health benefits, including preventing skin cancer. Don't you want me to be healthy ?" You could also add, "Besides, The Sheepdog said so."

Yes, I know - she ain't gonna buy it anymore than my wife will, but hey - at least your argument made sense and made you look smart, right ?

She doesn't think so, huh ?

Dude, it sounds like you've got some serious issues. I'll pray for ya.  
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