Good morning. Can’t watch Fox 6 due to fighting between satellite provider and Fox:o(
On a MTP preview on Sunday Today David Gregory continuing to beat the Benghazi drum in regards to the increased concern over the latest threat. Shameful.
Good morning AB, All.
As always, thank you AB for doing this thread.
Good to check in every Sunday, be with like-minded folks.
Bought a house this week, indeed. In daughter and my name, right across the road from me. Love my daughter, indeed I do, but more than anything, I love that granddaughter of mine, an exceptionally well-behaved child who will soon be attending school with a 50% hispanic student ration but way I see it, Kaitlyn will become a better person for it.
Moving the crowd to the greatest place to live, Sussex County Delaware, where the property taxes on BOTH of my properties is less than one thousand bucks a year, I am not making this up.
Also no sales taxes and income taxes are very low.
Course we got the tourists and I curse them beginning around Memorial Day and don’t stop un Labor Day, you should smile.
I called up Sussex county’s Administrator of Boundaries and Zoning or some such. I’d been disputing with brand new fine, fine neighbors behind me from New Jersey where they taxed themselves out of existence than move here to cause good citizens like myself no end of grief over a bogus survey.
How that bureaucrat answered me will shock you .HE HATES ME!
Why, because I questioned his unelected power?
Will tell story later.
I’m a bit taken aback cause folks, take on those with power and they fight back like poisoned vipers.
For now I’m still reeling over the “phony” scandals and wondering why our elected guys aren’t out and about and excoriating whoever considers four very real dead Americans as being phony.
No McConnell holding news conferences, calling down Obama. Boehner was last seen with a beer entering a tanning booth.
This is why the powerful hate me. Not because I mock them, no, lots of us do.
Do you think it was me calling him Emperor Pettyjohn that filled him with such ire>
He hasn’t been on the Sunday venue since the morning he hit all of the shows.
Embassies in the ME are on alert, awaiting a terrorist strike.
US response team is on alert and ready. [Reaction to the Benghazi failure?]
ME or North Africa. [Possibly, South America, Fiji, the Moon or Mars. Venus is safe.]
[F&F reporting is speculation and expectation.]
F&F Sub Host [can’t remember the guy’s name] says alQaeda is jumping up and down, ‘look at what we did, we shut down all those embassies’.
Thanks for the thread and ping AB.
Today is Obama’s birthday. Any birthers getting interviewed? I thought not.
Wallace lauds the unemployment numbers drop from the 8% range to the 7% range.
[Wallace fails to mention the massive number who have dropped out of the workforce. It is smaller now than it was 5 years ago.]
Cantor reminds Wallace that the government does not create jobs, the private sector does.
Wallace says none of the bills the Republicans in the House have passed had any hope of passing the Senate or being signed by the President.
Eric Cantor is worth listening to on Fox this morning.
I loved it when he answered a slanted question from Wallace with “it’s an issue of fairness.”
Howard Kurtz is a negative addition to the FNS panel. He sounds like he has come straight from an OFA meeting, and he interrupts the only conservative on the panel: today Senator DeMint.
US getting the most ‘chatter’ ever regarding the impending possible terrorist attacks.
Yemem is being watched most closely.
Heads up Larri.
Some thoughts that wandered through my mind in church this morning.
Media meme states that America is hated, so why do people from every other country on the planet want to settle here?
Media meme number 2: Americans are racially divided and white people are bigots.
Here is why these thoughts came to me —
My parish is in a traditionally working class neighborhood - Hampden - which did not collapse with the white exodus to the suburbs after WWII, because they were too poor to move to better locations. And because many worked locally in mills, there was a strong multi-generational community spirit.
These lower income people were ‘salt of the earth” types; hardworking and self-sufficient.
As city neighborhoods go, it was safe for all ages.
Now it is becoming a bit gentrified, due to its location, close to Johns Hopkins University, and not far from downtown.
So back to church:
Our pastor is a young charismatic born-Korean who came to the US with his parents when he was a small child.
Our organist is a Chinese woman who is a professor at The Peabody Institute.
Our alter servers come in many colors, from many different continents.
Our congregation is also multi-colored. For example, the three young people in the row behind me were Asian, and one bowed in a Japanese manner after the “Our Father”.
What do we have in common? Our love of the Church, and our comfort in this parish.
As I was musing about this situation, the final hymn was announced:
“In Christ there is no East or West”; melody adapted from an African-American spiritual
1. In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north;
but one great fellowship of love
throughout the whole wide earth.
2. In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
their high communion find;
his service is the golden cord
close binding humankind.
3. (Words copr.)
4. In Christ now meet both east and west,
in him meet south and north;
all Christly souls are one in him
throughout the whole wide earth.