Great ideals and principles do not live from generation to generation just because they are right, nor even because they have been carefully legislated. Ideas and principles continue from generation to generation only when they are built into the hearts of children as they grow up.
George S. Benson
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Posted by Denney Crane at 9:57 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Prayed For Sick Student
The latest allegations from the American Humanist Association are shocking, titillating, and (cue the 1950s soap opera organist) downright scandalous.
In a complaint filed by the organization on November 20 a Missouri public school teacher has been accused of praying for an injured student, organizing a project to feed hungry children and (brace yourself) -- cavorting with a Methodist.
Feel free to read more here.
Posted by Denney Crane at 10:49 AM
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
“But our ancestors were proud and stubborn, and they paid no attention to your commands. They refused to obey and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery… They committed terrible blasphemies.…you helped our ancestors conquer kingdoms and nations, and you placed your people in every corner of the land.
…they [our ancestors] ate until they were full and grew fat and enjoyed themselves in all your blessings. But despite all this, they were disobedient and rebelled against you. They turned their backs on your Law…and they committed terrible blasphemies. So you handed them over to their enemies, who made them suffer. But in their time of trouble they cried to you, and you heard them from heaven. In your great mercy, you sent them liberators who rescued them from their enemies.
But as soon as they were at peace, your people again committed evil in your sight, and once more you let their enemies conquer them. Yet whenever your people turned and cried to you again for help, you listened once more from heaven. In your wonderful mercy, you rescued them many times!
You warned them to return to your Law, but they became proud and obstinate and disobeyed your commands. They did not follow your regulations, by which people will find life if only they obey. They stubbornly turned their backs on you and refused to listen. In your love, you were patient with them for many years. You sent your Spirit, who warned them through the prophets. But still they wouldn’t listen! So once again you allowed the peoples of the land to conquer them.
Every time you punished us you were being just. We have sinned greatly, and you gave us only what we deserved. Our kings, leaders, priests, and ancestors did not obey your Law or listen to the warnings in your commands and laws. Even while they had their own kingdom, they did not serve you, though you showered your goodness on them. You gave them a large, fertile land, but they refused to turn from their wickedness.
So now today we are slaves in the land of plenty that you gave our ancestors for their enjoyment! We are slaves here in this good land. The lush produce of this land piles up in the hands of the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins. They have power over us and our livestock. We serve them at their pleasure, and we are in great misery.”
Excerpts from Nehemiah, Chapter 9, NLT
Posted by Denney Crane at 11:18 AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On Reporter's Home Raises Questions
by Todd Starnes
Audrey Hudson’s husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor.
The phone rang. It was her husband.
“I’m in the driveway,” he said. “The police are here. Open the door.”
And so began Hudson’s nightmare – held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms and a “potato gun.” Read more at Fox News
Posted by Denney Crane at 3:46 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It's no secret that the health care website hasn't worked as well as it's supposed to. But Obamacare is giving millions of Americans across the country access to quality, affordable coverage for the first time.
Today there's some great news from a Department of Health and Human Services report: Nearly half of single, uninsured Americans between 18 and 34 will be able to get health coverage for $50 a month or less.
$50 or less. That's less than a cell phone bill. It's less than a cable bill. And it means that young Americans who want coverage will be able to afford it.
Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas sat down to talk about the news -- and why it's so important that more Americans are getting the coverage they need, at a price they can afford.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I didn't think they were "giving millions of Americans" anything. I thought we have to buy it or pay more taxes...
Posted by Denney Crane at 5:40 PM
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen;
American citizens as a whole are relearning many of the rights our founders recognized within the Declaration of Independence and subsequent Constitution. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are endowed by our creator, not by the government. Through years of complacency, we the citizens have allowed our government via unfettered taxation and progressive social spending to control those rights inherent within our lives, our precious liberties, and in most attempts at pursuing happiness as defined by “We The People”. The willful and deliberate abuse of trust given to you by the citizens nears that tyranny and oppression of King George which compelled our Founders to invoke a Declaration of Independence upon which they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Every man’s sovereignty over his own domain remains paramount according to the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. No earthly government is supreme!
Many of you believe you know best how to lead the Nation to prosperity; however, we have seen over at least one hundred years and by both political parties a total ineptness by government to appropriately manage our welfare or protect our future. Some citizens declare their exasperation, while many of us believe the Founder’s wisdom is still far superior to that claimed by so-called progressively-educated administrators and bureaucrats.
Policies which have guided the United States Government since 1910 have indebted the United States Treasury to an unimaginable depth. Politicians would have us believe, that unless we raise the debt ceiling, we will be in default on our liabilities. The biggest threat in “the government’s” default is its’ failure to recognize its’ own failed governance. Republicans declare that unless real spending cuts are realized, they will not fund the government. Democrats respond that a government shutdown will cause voters to blame the GOP at the polls.
Reality declares that unless government makes policy changes which instill the public’s economic trust, government failure is certain. If a government shutdown brings voter wrath to the GOP and the Democrats gain control of Congress, Senate, and the Presidency, their liberal policies will only accelerate the government’s rate of descent into default. Should Republicans gain control of the Senate and Presidency, will they possess the courage to make difficult, yet, desperately needed policy changes to insure true economic prosperity?
Increased progressive taxation of the citizenry, of businesses, and of corporations will not repair the economy. Only policies which substantially decrease private, small business and corporate taxation can stimulate private citizens, small businesses, and corporations to initiate real economic growth which can sustain the spending of a more intelligent government which integrates fiscal and social restraint while acting only on enumerated powers as bestowed by the original Constitution and “Bill of Rights”.
We The People and our sovereign States have the ability to make the needed changes. I pray that federal politicians will soon recognize citizen’s rights as guaranteed by the founding documents and not continue with petty blame games and biased political rhetoric. Perhaps, a government shutdown will divulge the ugly truth which has become “the Government” of the United States. The people are stronger than the government!
Decatur, Texas 76234
Posted by Denney Crane at 1:38 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
In the important matters we are good men. We honor our parents; we take care of our children, we are industrious and peaceable; we trade much; we are trusted for large and small sums; we pay our debts, and are honest, and of course must tell the truth.
-- Chinese response to government threats to ban them from California in 1852
Posted by Denney Crane at 2:30 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2013
I bought a new Ford F250 Tri-Flex Fuel Truck. Go figure...it runs on either hydrogen, gasoline, or E85. I returned to the dealer yesterday because I couldn't get the radio to work. The service technician explained that the radio was voice activated.
'Nelson,' the technician said to the radio.
The radio replied, 'Ricky or Willie?'
'Willie!' he continued and 'On The Road Again' came from the speakers.
Then he said, 'Ray Charles!', and in an instant 'Georgia On My Mind' replaced Willie Nelson.
I drove away happy, and for the next few days.
Every time I'd say, 'Beethoven,' I'd get beautiful, classical music, and if I said, 'Beatles,' I'd get one of their awesome songs.
Yesterday, some guy ran a red light and nearly creamed my new truck, but I swerved in time to avoid him.
I yelled, 'DUMB @$$!' and immediately the radio responded with, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, The President of The United States…’
Damn I love this truck!
Posted by Denney Crane at 10:41 AM
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
BEE TO BLAME FOR MOTORCYCLE WRECK – A Paradise man was injured Tuesday morning after falling 15 feet into a dry creek bed when his motorcycle hit a guardrail on County Road 3470. Terry Himes, 57, lost control of his motorcycle after a bee flew up his shorts. He panicked and swerved into the guardrail, flipped forward off his bike and fell onto his back about 15 feet below the bridge. His injuries did not appear life-threatening, and he was wearing a helmet. Members of Paradise Volunteer Fire Department and Wise County Medics pulled Himes out of the creek after strapping him into a sled. Himes was transported by ground to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Wise County Messenger Update
Yes, I know it's bad! Yes, I know it was a life-threatening accident! Yes, I know it's not funny! But no, I can't stop laughing... Maybe because I can relate to the situation since, as a man, I know the "panic" that a bee-up-your-shorts can create...
Posted by Denney Crane at 1:05 PM