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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2012
4-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 03/31/2012 10:08:43 PM PDT by JustAmy




Welcome To....



'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
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To: Kitty Mittens

Kitty, that is soooo precious. I love it! ((((HUGS))))


751 posted on 04/18/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: potlatch
Thank you, Dear Potlatch!

It's Good to See you!


752 posted on 04/18/2012 3:11:39 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: potlatch

(((potlatch))) You had doulble the fun..and were oh so busy I’ll bet.

Thank you so much.


753 posted on 04/18/2012 3:17:22 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee
Thank you, Dear Jaycee! Your Post #746 is So Sweet.

(((((Hugs and Prayers)))))


Hugs

754 posted on 04/18/2012 3:21:01 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

I love this ..beautiful, (((Kitty)))


755 posted on 04/18/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kitty Mittens

You sure do post the cutest gifs, Kitty! I adore rabbits,
don't you? They seem so sweet and innocent.
Like the one below!



I COULD CUDDLE THIS ONE!


756 posted on 04/18/2012 3:57:46 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Congratulations Meg!

They are beautiful, and twins, what a blessing. You can spoil 2 at the same time!

Cheers!


757 posted on 04/18/2012 4:31:07 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Liberalism lives in a gated community surrounded by a mote." R.H.Limbaugh 4-3-2012)
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To: MEG33

They are so darling and look very big. Can you tell us the
weight of the babies? Isn't it a beautiful miracle,
so healthy and how proud these parents must be!!
God is so good!

758 posted on 04/18/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

One was 6 pounds 3 oz..the other 7 lbs 1 ounce..
My grand daughter in law worked up until the last two weeks and had a remarkably trouble free pregnancy.
I am so grateful she could carry them this long..
She has been a real trouper. The doctor had prescheduled the C section quite awhile ago.
Thanking God.


759 posted on 04/18/2012 5:04:26 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: TheConservativeParty

;o)
Thank you, CP!! Soooo blessed.


760 posted on 04/18/2012 5:06:57 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kitty Mittens

You too Kitty and thanks for the beautiful rose!!


761 posted on 04/18/2012 6:35:12 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MEG33

Lol, it was hard work the first years.......wish I could go back and do it again, lol.


762 posted on 04/18/2012 6:36:47 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MEG33; All

BEAUTIFUL, my GGGS is 18 days old.

I Saw God today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q06AvQF5NOw

BTW PP is going to do a reverse 40 day prayer for pro-genocide of the unborn. Must be praying to satan. GOD knew us in the womb as He formed us.

Another praise, Dean’s gall bladder surgery was uneventful with just the lap...now he needs to get his body to relax so he can tinkle LOL Liquid diet today, soft tomorrow, then low fat after, as If I don’t already low cholesterol/sodium cook, been doing it a decade..can’t budge those gene caused numbers.

Thanks ALL for the prayers, my own condition shows no improvement...but see the wound spec on Mon.


763 posted on 04/18/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: MEG33
(((((Thank you, Dear Meg!)))))


764 posted on 04/18/2012 7:26:05 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee
That is One of the Sweetest Bunnies I've Ever Seen, Dear FRiend!
Just the Most Precious Face!

The Other Day I Found a Pic and Saved it of a Little Bunny Wearing a Vest, Lol;
I Thought it was So Sweet:


765 posted on 04/18/2012 7:52:25 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: GailA; All; FRiends
...see the wound spec on Mon.

(((((Sending Prayers, Dear Gail, in His Most Beautiful Name)))))
I'm So Thankful your Husband's Surgery Went Well.

Goodnight, Dear FRiends, and God Bless.


766 posted on 04/18/2012 8:04:46 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: GailA

Thats a beautiful and very sweet song, Gail!

Glad your hubby’s gall bladder lap surgery went well. My DIL’s mom had hers done last week and didn’t have to stay overnight. She did well. When I had mine about 8 years ago, I had the major surgery with a 6 in. scar. I turned yellow and green and everything. I was very sick and had to stay in the hospital a week. Mine was really bad and had many large stones, some stuck in the duct so I guess that why the serious surgery.

Going to hit the sack, everyone.


767 posted on 04/18/2012 8:29:31 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens

Just darling. Like I say, there’s something so innocent about bunnies. They’re like little angels, I think. Nite, nite!


768 posted on 04/18/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


God’s Unfailing Love

April 19, 2012

The Old Testament book of Hosea is the story of God’s faithful love for His unfaithful people. In what seems strange to us, the Lord commanded Hosea to marry a woman who would break her marriage vows and bring grief to him (Hosea 1:2-3). After she deserted Hosea for other men, the Lord told him to take her back—a picture of “the love of the Lord for the children of Israel, who look to other gods” (3:1).

Later, Hosea was called upon to tell the Israelites that because of their rebellion against the Lord, they would be carried away into captivity by a foreign power. “Tumult shall arise among your people, and all your fortresses shall be plundered” (10:14).

Yet in the midst of their sin and punishment, the grace of God toward His people was never exhausted. In a grace-filled exhortation, He said: “Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you” (10:12).

Even when we have “plowed wickedness” and “reaped iniquity” (10:13), God does not stop loving us. Whatever our situation today, we can turn to the Lord and find forgiveness to make a new start. His love never fails!

The Lord bestows unfailing love,
Forgiving when we fall
And then repent and turn to Him,
Responding to His call. —Sper
No force is greater than the power of God’s love.

Read: Hosea 10:9-15

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; . . . for it is time to seek the Lord. —Hosea 10:12
Bible in a Year:
1 Chronicles 17-19


769 posted on 04/19/2012 12:34:58 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; oldteen; LUV W; ...

Happy Thursday To Amy's Place!

English Bluebells

Please Click To Support Free Republic

Wishing You A Beautiful Day

770 posted on 04/19/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; LUV W; Lady Jag; lonestar; ..

Hope Everyone Had a Happy Thursday!!


Ooops! Someone spilled something!
It wasn't me, you can tell I'm innocent!
Just look at my eyes!


771 posted on 04/19/2012 5:12:26 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

How sweet..Thank you, jaycee,,I’ve been workin’ the FReepathon as soon as FR was up again..


772 posted on 04/19/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland


The old brown thorn-trees break in two high over Cummen Strand,
Under a bitter black wind that blows from the left hand;
Our courage breaks like an old tree in a black wind and dies,
But we have hidden in our hearts the flame out of the eyes
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea,
And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say.
Angers that are like noisy clouds have set our hearts abeat;
But we have all bent low and low and kissed the quiet feet
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

The yellow pool has overflowed high up on Clooth-na-Bare,
For the wet winds are blowing out of the clinging air;
Like heavy flooded waters our bodies and our blood;
But purer than a tall candle before the Holy Rood
Is Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

William Butler Yeats




Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

773 posted on 04/19/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: MEG33

I thought you might be working on the Freepathon today! When F.R. was on again, I was upstairs doing little bits at a time and resting a little bit. You know how that works.

I also loved your English bluebells. I noticed the large roots on the big tree also!


774 posted on 04/19/2012 5:33:39 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Lovely Cathleen. Yeats was good at his writing, wasn’t he?


775 posted on 04/19/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
Good evening, Jaycee! He was indeed - I have another coming up in a few.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

776 posted on 04/19/2012 5:41:50 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Down By The Salley Gardens


Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.

In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

William Butler Yeats




Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

777 posted on 04/19/2012 5:45:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Lovely, Conor! :)


778 posted on 04/19/2012 5:52:53 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Lovely but sad also!


779 posted on 04/19/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W; jaycee; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; Diver Dave; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...
Ladies, I'd like to run this one one more time with a slight modification:



HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Down By The Salley Gardens
Sung by Mary O’Hara


Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.

In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

Poem by William Butler Yeats




Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

780 posted on 04/19/2012 6:22:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jaycee
Very sad, Jaycee. I've sung this song many times - worked on it for years when I was taking voice lessons. It is a fragile song and can very easily be oversung.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

781 posted on 04/19/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I'm sure you're not still online but thats the first time that
I couldn't get a link! It told me I had to have Windows 7
or later to get it. I'm still using and satisfied with XP,
so I went to Youtube and listened to 2 versions. Listened
to an Irish lady (Maureen) and she did a lovely job and then I decided
to listen to the gentlemans version and it was also good but I
liked the lady's version best I think. There was 100's of versions.

And I bet many of us were unaware that you had voice training!
Thats great....too bad you can't sing for us!!

Headed for the sack now for sure!

782 posted on 04/19/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Jaycee, I’m in Boudoir MacNessa already. Will check the Link in the morning.


783 posted on 04/19/2012 9:00:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jaycee; MEG33; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; All; FRiends
Precious Post, Dear Jaycee, and your Frame is Perfect; So Very Beautiful!

(((((Thank you, Dear FRiends, for the Thursday Posts! Goodnight, and God Bless)))))


784 posted on 04/19/2012 9:54:57 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee
Jaycee, I checked the link out - the file, which I ripped from a CD, is protected. You can download a license for it in Windows Media Player. I will change the file before I post that graphic again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

785 posted on 04/20/2012 4:39:18 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Called By A New Name

April 20, 2012

In the article “Leading by Naming,” Mark Labberton wrote about the power of a name. He said: “I can still feel the impact of a musical friend who one day called me ‘musical.’ No one had ever called me that. I didn’t really play an instrument. I was no soloist. Yet . . . I instantly felt known and loved. . . . [He] noticed, validated, and appreciated something deeply true about me.”

Perhaps this is what Simon felt when Jesus renamed him. After Andrew was convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, he immediately found his brother Simon and brought him to Jesus (John 1:41-42). Jesus peered into his soul and validated and appreciated something deeply true about Simon. Yes, Jesus saw the failure and impetuous nature that would get him into trouble. But more than that He saw the potential of Simon to become a leader in the church. Jesus named him Cephas—Aramaic for Peter—a rock (John 1:42; see Matt. 16:18).

And so it is with us. God sees our pride, anger, and lack of love for others, but He also knows who we are in Christ. He calls us justified and reconciled (Rom. 5:9-10); forgiven, holy, and beloved (Col. 2:13; 3:12); chosen and faithful (Rev. 17:14). Remember how God sees you and seek to let that define who you are.

I am so glad for the day that I came
Seeking relief for my soul;
Jesus the Savior gave me my new name;
Now by His grace I’m made whole. —Hess
No one can steal your identity in Christ.

Read: John 1:35-42

When Jesus looked at him, He said, “. . . you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone). —John 1:42
Bible in a Year:
1 Chronicles 20-23


786 posted on 04/20/2012 4:42:05 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor
Good morning, Mayor! Thanks for today's Daily Bread - lots of power in a good name - must work hard to maintain it.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

787 posted on 04/20/2012 4:47:07 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor

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Psalm 111

King James Version (KJV)

Psalm 111

“1Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

2The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

5He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

6He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

8They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”
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788 posted on 04/20/2012 9:41:32 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; LUV W; Lady Jag; lonestar; ..
Wearing Red for our Military!
And it looks like a big surprise coming up!
I adored this one!


789 posted on 04/20/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

I adore this too! Thank you, jaycee.


790 posted on 04/20/2012 11:21:54 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; lonestar; Kitty Mittens; ...

~Good Afternoon To Amy's Place~


~Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops~

I Wish You A Great Weekend

791 posted on 04/20/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

What a beautiful flower!! Do you know its name?

I would love to have a garden of those beauties...WOW!


792 posted on 04/20/2012 11:45:51 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Thank you, jaycee..It’s a tulip!


793 posted on 04/20/2012 11:54:51 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee; All
Great graphic, JC!


Going for the Red on Fridays!


794 posted on 04/20/2012 11:55:52 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

So adorable!


795 posted on 04/20/2012 1:14:24 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: All; everyone; FRiends
*Friday Hugs*


Wearing Red in Support of our Troops

796 posted on 04/20/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; tiapam; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; jaycee; oldteen; ...


GREG KARUKAS~GIRL IN THE RED DRESS




797 posted on 04/20/2012 2:40:37 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Very gorgeous, Kitty, especially with the daisies all around it!

Thank you!


798 posted on 04/20/2012 3:19:48 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

Thank you Luv, for our Amy’s Place song!!


799 posted on 04/20/2012 3:20:43 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; LUV W; Lady Jag; lonestar; ..

I read it all and hope you will if you haven’t seen it yet!

545 people

This is the problem!

My personal comment. I have always believed our problems
were not “Just one Parties, one person’s, one President’s” issues/decisions.

It was associated and
created by “Politicians” as a group.

Read all the way through. This should be on the front page of every newspaper.

Charley Reese’s Final column!

A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.

Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren’t so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid...

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom...’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!


800 posted on 04/20/2012 4:00:25 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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