Thought for Peace . . .

P1020689“I do not ask, O Lord, that Thou shouldst shed
Full radiance here;
Give but a ray of peace that I may tread
Without a fear’
I do not ask my cross to understand,
My way to see—
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand
And follow Thee.
Joy is like restless day; but peace divine
Like quiet night;
Lead me on, O Lord—till perfect day
shall shine
Through peace to Light.”

Adelaide Procter: Per Pacem ad Lucem (19th century)

Ongoing Executive Orders . . .

!cid_image001_png@01CF33A7Although there are probably hundreds of thousands of people waiting in line to move to the United States and become citizens, it looks like no matter how long they have been waiting, they will now have to go to the back of the line. Yes, they have been providing the necessary paperwork, finding sponsors, and making sure they can find employment once that day arrives but, obviously, that is not good enough.

Today, the news relates that the president is signing an executive order to bring in thousands of illegal immigrants by airplane to avoid the arduous trip through Mexico and the danger of dealing with the human smugglers. And you have to wonder about the wisdom of this action. The United States is getting famous for it’s horrendous national debt yet the president doesn’t seem to worry about this current plan that could cost over 100 million dollars. Seriously, with unemployment a serious concern, he really doesn’t have a huge number of hardworking taxpayers to burden with this new debit.

As of current news, the illegal immigrants will be flying in without ID while American citizens with picture ID will still be groped and embarrassed at the airports. Just last week, the news reflected what happens when you let thousands into the country with the request that they show up at deportation hearings . . . the majority didn’t show up. Surprised?

Doctors and nurses working with the incoming flood of children were sworn to secrecy about what they were seeing or treating or lose their jobs. Information, however, always leaks out and the least of the problems is lice escalating up from there to contagious TB, scabies, HIV infections, leprosy, and the various hepatitis varieties. Although the Ellis Island of bygone days might have had it’s problems, screening people coming in is important . . . as this country will soon discover . . . the hard way. Anyone who hasn’t caught up their vaccinations for childhood diseases like measles, mumps, etc., might consider doing so before the medical staffs are overburdened.

Seems to me that it might have been a more worthy move to fix what needs fixing at home. Veterans are still dying. What could $100 million do to bring that into a better working situation?

When the president of Honduras was interviewed, he said this was happening because our immigration laws were unclear. No, read the immigration laws. They are clear but being randomly enforced.

Not Ignoring My Quilting Addiction . . .

P1060238Although I’ve been doing a lot of crocheting (more portable for something to do while waiting for son to get out of class!), I’m still sewing/quilting whenever I get a chance. I’m making tote bags right now and making designs using scraps.

Scraps, however, doesn’t do justice to the fabric used as the reason they end up in my leftover box is that they are so pretty and I hate to see them leave my collection. There have often been times when a very small piece of fabric is the exact fit for a missing section on a creation.

Conquering Crocheting . . .

P1060233I’ve been busy crocheting Christmas gifts and after making four afghans, I had a lot of yarn still left over. You can see from the picture that I’m trying to put the odds and ends to good use. One problem! I ended up having to purchase three or four more skeins of yarn in order to have enough to continue and now . . . have a whole, new set of leftover yarn to deal with.

The same thing happens with my quilting. I have a large container of beautiful scraps. I have trouble keeping ahead of this growing pile of fabric pieces. My husband’s solution (typical male!) is to throw them out and start over again. I won’t do it . . . because I know there would be two forgotten scraps I miss and they will multiply overnight and that would scare me! 🙂

Interesting Observation . . . Has to Make One Stop and Think!

Illinois & Oklahoma:

I thought these two states, the first part about Illinois and the second part about Oklahoma, made for an interesting contrast .

PART 1 — Illinois

“A State with No Republicans!”

Some interesting data on the ‘state’ of, the State of Illinois … There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S.. Their average pay is 110,000/year.

Their pensions average 80-90% of their income.

Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what?

Be sure to read till the end. I’ve never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago?

Body count:

In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago . 221 killed in Iraq; AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

Here’s the Chicago chain of command:

President: Barack Hussein Obama •
Senator: Dick Durbin •
House se Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. •
Governor: Pat Quinn •
House leader: Mike Madigan •
Atty. y. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) •
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel •
The leadership in Illinois – all Democrats. •

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. •
Of course, they’re all blaming each other. •
Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any! •

Let us get ALL the facts out while we are at it:

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois . And he is going to ‘fix’ Washington politics for us?

George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in prison.

He was replaced by Rob Blagojevich who is, by the way, also in prison.

And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned, .. and, that’s right, he and his wife are both in prison.

The Land of Lincoln, where our Governors and Representatives make our license plates. What?

As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go bankrupt before the country does.

“Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.”

Don’t forget Detroit, another great example of a Democratic empire…

With all the bad news, there is hope, so let’s go to:

PART 2— Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA- may soon have plenty of new residents!

THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING, . . .

Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election… While everyone is focusing on Arizona’s new law, look

what Oklahoma has been doing!!!

An update from Oklahoma :

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9 an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values… HB 1330

Guess what… Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. HB1804. This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake.

Guess what… Oklahoma did it anyway.

Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal’s to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes. Pelosi said it was unconstitutional SB1102

Guess what… Oklahoma did it anyway.

Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign

state, not under the Federal Government directives. Joining, Texas, Montana

and Utah as the only states to do so.

More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Carolinas, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida .

Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once

again. HJR 1003

The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns. Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles. I’m sure that was a setback for the criminals The Liberals didn’t like it — But….

Guess what… Oklahoma did it anyway.

Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL drivers’ license exams will be printed in English and only English and no other

language. They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in

Oklahoma, you must read and write English. Really simple.

By the way, the Liberals don’t like any of this either

Guess what… who cares… Oklahoma is doing it anyway.

If you like it, pass it on, if you don’t then delete it… Thanks

Guess what: the people I’m sending this to, will send it on. Well, at least the ones who love and believe in freedom will.