O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree O Not

Well folks, it’s that time of year again when all the anti Christian riff raff comes crawling out of the woodwork to try to “grinch” Christmas for the rest of us.   Once again, the furor over the Christmas tree has reared it’s ugly head, the banning of the Christmas tree, the changing of the name of the Christmas tree to the holiday tree, the banning of nativity scenes and the banning of singing traditional Christmas songs by school children.   Why does the anti Christian element fear Christmas so much?

The biggest part that bothers me is, everyone, every store, every state, every county, every town and every school district bows down to these jerks and even the Supreme Court upholds their idiocy.  When did we become a country that falls for anything instead of stands for anything?  Since all these entities can’t have a traditional Christmas, then let’s remove the Christmas trees from the White House, why should they get to have one and no one else can, isn’t it the same principle that it’s on govt property as well as govt dime.

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Blog-A-Thon Award Time — I’m It

What to do? Well, here are the rules.

1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must also answer the 11 questions the “tagger” has set for them.

3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

4. They must then choose 11 bloggers and tag them in their post.

5. These “lucky” bloggers must then be told.

6. No tag backs.

Citizen Tom was kind enough to present me with a Blog-A-Thon Award, thank you Tom.   http://citizentom.com/2012/11/21/blog-a-thon-award-time-im-it/#comment-33151

Here’s my questions from Tom.

What is your favorite Bible story?

A: The birth of Jesus

Who is your favorite president?

A:  He hasn’t been elected yet.

What is your favorite book in the Bible?

A:  Deuteronomy

What is your favorite person in history? Does not have to be a political leader.

A:  Tough to choose just one.  I’ll say William Pitt because I have his quote at the top of my page.

Which of parables that Jesus told has had the most significance in your life?

A:   Good Samaritan

What type of government do you think works best?

A:   Constitutional Republic

Which character in the Bible do you identify with the most?

A:  Leah

Have you read a book about politics?

A:   A Nation of Sheep by Judge Andrew Napolitano

Have you read a book about religion?

A:  In My Fathers House by Corrie Ten Boom

My nominations are as follows:












And one day soon I’ll inform them. lol

The questions I would like my nominees to answer.

Do you think a serious recession will hit the US in 2013?

Do you prep for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it)?

Do you believe that the United States is a corporation and that every state should secede from said corporation?

Do you consider yourself a citizen of the United States?

Do you believe that the govt has the “right” to dictate marriage whether homosexual or heterosexual?

Do you think that there were special powers behind no Republican that could win, ran?  If answer is yes, who?

What hobbies do you have?

Which state or country would you most like to live in and why?

Do you know the difference between a RIGHT and a PRIVILEGE?

Do you believe property taxes are unconstitutional?

Who would you choose as the next President?





Judge Rules Hobby Lobby Has No 1st Amendment Rights

Judge rejects Hobby Lobby’s case against ObamaCare contraceptive coverage rule

Published November 19, 2012
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY –  A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills.

In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company’s Christian owners consider objectionable.

The Oklahoma City-based company and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government in September, claiming the mandate violates the owners’ religious beliefs. The owners contend the morning-after and week-after birth control pills are tantamount to abortion because they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman’s womb. They also object to providing coverage for certain kinds of intrauterine devices.

At a hearing earlier this month, a government lawyer said the drugs do not cause abortions and that the U.S. has a compelling interest in mandating insurance coverage for them.

In his ruling denying Hobby Lobby’s request for an injunction, Heaton said that while churches and other religious organizations have been granted constitutional protection from the birth-control provisions, “Hobby Lobby and Mardel are not religious organizations.”

“Plaintiffs have not cited, and the court has not found, any case concluding that secular, for-profit corporations such as Hobby Lobby and Mardel have a constitutional right to the free exercise of religion,” the ruling said.

Heaton wrote that “the court is not unsympathetic” to the problems cited by Hobby Lobby and their owners, the Green family. He said the health care law’s expansion of employer obligations “results in concerns and issues not previously confronted by companies or their owners.”

“The question of whether the Greens can establish a free exercise constitutional violation by reason of restrictions or requirements imposed on general business corporations they own or control involves largely uncharted waters,” Heaton wrote.

Hobby Lobby’s attorney said the companies’ owners will appeal.

“Every American, including family business owners like the Greens, should be free to live and do business according to their religious beliefs,” Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement.

The morning-after pill works by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In medical terms, pregnancy begins when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. If taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, it can reduce a woman’s chances of pregnancy by as much as 89 percent.

Critics of contraception say it is the equivalent of an abortion pill because it can prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. The lawsuit also alleges that certain kinds of intrauterine devices can destroy an embryo by preventing it from implanting in a woman’s uterus.

Hobby Lobby is the largest business to file a lawsuit against the mandate.

Hobby Lobby calls itself a “biblically founded business” and is closed on Sundays. Founded in 1972, the company now operates more than 500 stores in 41 states and employs more than 13,000 full-time employees who are eligible for health insurance coverage. The company, which is self-insured, has said it will face a daily $1.3 million fine beginning Jan. 1 if it ignores the law.

“It is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured,” said David Green, founder and CEO. “Therefore we seek to honor God by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles.”

The Green family has said it has no moral objection to the use of other contraceptives and will continue covering them for its employees.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/19/judge-rejects-hobby-lobby-case-against-obamacare-contraceptive-coverage-mandate/#ixzz2Cji5jyJg

Make your own Twinkies

I like the raspberry and coconut ones.  – Phoebe

Twinkie Clone Recipe


  • Non-stick spray
  • 4 egg whites
  • One 16-ounce box golden pound cake mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Filling
  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme (one 7-ounce jar)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


You will need a spice bottle, approximately the size of a Twinkie, ten 12 x 14 -inch pieces of aluminum foil, a cake decorator or pastry bag, and a chopstick.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice. Wrap the folded foil around the spice bottle to create a mold. Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter. Make 10 of these molds and arrange them on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan. Grease the inside of each mold with a light coating of non-stick spray.

Disregard the directions on the box of cake mix. Instead, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine cake mix with water and beat until thoroughly blended (about 2 minutes). Fold egg whites into the cake batter and slowly combine until completely mixed.

Pour the batter into the molds, filling each one about 3/4 of an inch. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

For the filling, combine salt with the hot water in a small bowl and stir until salt is dissolved. Let this mixture cool.

Combine the marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy.

Add the salt solution to the filling mixture and combine.

When the cakes are done and cooled, use a skewer or chopstick to make three holes in the bottom of each one. Move the stick around inside of each cake to create space for the filling.

Using a cake decorator or pastry bag, inject each cake with filling into all three holes.

Serves 10.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Two Heads are Better Than One

Wow, it’s been a long week.

The advice I gave these past few days, several times in fact, was that after a week like that, you need to take a day (at LEAST a day) and relax. Unwind. Recharge. Play with the kids. Go to church. Enjoy your family.

And laugh.

There is no better medicine than laughter.

So with that in mind, no politics today. We’ll be back at it next week, I assure you…but not today. However, I dohave a couple of things I’ve been saving…

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School Children Taught About Gay Foreplay, Saran Wrap



I’m originally from Maine and am so ashamed of what that state has become that I rarely tell people I’m from there anymore. – Phoebe

By Todd Starnes

A school district in Maine is apologizing after middle school students learned about homosexual foreplay during what was supposed to be a “Diversity Day” presentation.

“I don’t want my child taught heterosexual foreplay, let alone homosexual foreplay,” outraged parent Kristy Howard told Fox News.

The principal of Gorham Middle School sent a letter to parents apologizing for the graphic nature of the presentation by PRYSM, Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine.

“They went beyond the scope of our intentions and discussed topics that we do not deem appropriate for our middle school,” Robert Riley wrote in a letter obtained by The American Journal. “We do not intend to expose them to ideas that are not within the scope of our teaching about responsible citizenship as it is embedded in our code of conduct.”

The incident occurred two weeks before the state voted to approve gay marriage – and involved a classroom of 25 eighth graders.

Howard’s 13-year-old son was one of those who came home shocked by the presentation’s graphic nature.

“They were talking about sex and if you didn’t have a condom – saran wrap could be used in place of a dental dam,” Howard told Fox News. “It was all new to me.”

Howard said the PRYSM presenters also cursed and questioned whether the children had been taught about safe homosexual sex.

James Hagen, chairman of the school committee, told The American Journal that teachers felt uncomfortable about the presentation and reported it to the principal.

“Teachers were in such shock,” he told the newspaper. “Everyone just froze.”

Principal Riley defended the way the teacher’s handled the situation – noting that the conversation about gay foreplay happened near the end of the presentation.

“I think if it had gone longer, they would have intervened,” he told Fox News.

He said the school is taking steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“This particular day didn’t have anything to do with sex. It had everything to do with tolerance and kindness and trying to eradicate from our building the idea that it’s okay to be mean to each other,” he said.

Howard said the fact that teachers did not intervene was incredibly disturbing.

“It was a gay diversity class that was supposed to teach tolerance,” she said “When it got further than that somebody in the room should have stopped it.”

Bob Emrich, of Protect Marriage Maine, said he wasn’t surprised by the content of the so-called “diversity” class.

“Homosexual activists rarely advertise that they are going to indoctrinate children to their point of view,” he said in a statement. “It’s done under the radar, through mandatory ‘diversity, anti-bullying and tolerance’ lessons.”

“If there was any doubt that gay marriage would be taught to young children in Maine schools just as it is in Massachusetts and Canada, that doubt should be removed now,” he said. “If they are willing to teach our kids how homosexuals engage in foreplay, do you really think they won’t force gay marriage instruction of young children when it is the law of the land?”

Now, parents across the town have been forced to have some unusual conversations with their children.

“It did create conversation in our home that technically we wouldn’t have had,” Howard said. “My child knows his identity.”

She’s also informed her son that contrary to what PRYSM said, saran wrap should only be used to protect food.

“I’ve had to let him know that no matter what situation he gets in – my suggestion is not saran wrap,” she said. “My suggestion is to abstain altogether.”

Abstinence was not mentioned in the class.

She plans on airing her concerns at tonight’s school committee meeting.

“We’ve gotten away from reading, writing and math,” she said. “We’re graduating children that can’t read.”

But at least in Gorham, they know what to do with saran wrap.


My 10 yr old granddaughter is voting for Romney

I had the most interesting conversation with my 10 yr old granddaughter Sierra yesterday and I’m still smiling.

She started the conversation with talking to me about coming over to my house Friday evening and then all of a sudden, without warning, she asked,

Sierra:   “Grandma, who are you going to vote for?”

Grandma:  Mitt Romney

Sierra: So am I

Grandma:  Good choice

Sierra:  I don’t like Barack Obama he wants to take away Coke products from kids

Grandma:  Well that’s not good

Sierra:  No, it’s not and I don’t care if it’s the law or not I’m still going to have a Coke product if I want one

Grandma:  That’s my little anarchist

Sierra:  Did you know Mitt Romney’s real name is Willard

Grandma:  Yes, I knew that

Sierra:  Did you know that he’s following in his Father’s footsteps, he wanted to be an executive of a car company but he became Governor

Grandma:  Just like his Father

Sierra:  Yes.  Then he became the President of Bain Capital

Grandma:  That’s right

Sierra:  And he was in charge of the Olympics

Grandma:  That’s right

Sierra:  and OMG did you hear about Obamacare

Grandma:  Yes, I did, isn’t that awful

Sierra:  Very bad

Grandma:  You know more about the candidates than most of the adults that vote, where did you learn all this stuff

Sierra:  Time Magazine for Kids

Grandma:  I’m proud of you for learning so much

Sierra:  We have a 4 day weekend because Monday is Inservice Day for teachers and they use some of the schools for voting so schools closed on Tuesday, can I come over to your house tomorrow

Grandma:  I won’t be home tomorrow but I’ll see you on Friday and we’ll make crafts

Sierra:  Okay, love you, goodbye


Bloomberg: No National Guard in NY with guns.


Bloomberg: The National Guard in Coney is a bad idea
By Eli Rosenberg

At odds…again: Borough President Markowitz wants the National Guard to protect evacuation zones from looters, but Mayor Bloomberg said he doesn’t want his city turned into a police state.

Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.

“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

Markowitz demanded the National Guard’s help just an hour before Bloomberg’s press conference, claiming that the NYPD and FDNY are “brave — but overwhelmed” by all the challenges Sandy brought when it visited the borough on Monday night: flooding, power outages, and looting.

“All of our resources have been stretched to the limit,” Markowitz said. “In the name of public safety we need to send more National Guard personnel into Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Red Hook, and any other locations.”

Markowitz hopes that the sight of an armed soldier would deter criminal activity in the still-unaccessible evacuation zones — such as the rash of break-ins that took place in Coney Island hours after Sandy kissed the borough goodbye — but the Mayor said the NYPD was more than capable of handling the job.

“There are plenty of locations upstate and in surrounding states where they don’t have a police department the size of New York and they can use help [from the National Guard],” said Bloomberg.

Markowitz said he was surprised by the Mayor’s response, but was sticking to his guns.

“We stand by our statement 100 percent,” said Markowitz spokesman John Hill. “We hope the governor will listen to our request.”

The two politicians, who are both in their final terms, often appear together at borough events — but this is not the first time they’ve been at odds.

Markowitz slammed Bloomberg’s decision over a taxi manufacturer — and move Markowitz said would cost the borough an 800 job auto plant — in 2011, and the Mayor has vocally disagreed with Markowitz’s push for casino gambling in Coney Island.

Calls to Gov. Cuomo’s office for comment on Markowitz’s National Guard request were not returned by our midnight deadline.