Persons of the Year: the decent American people, and the country’s military *****


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The decent American people and the country’s  military who are patriotic and wish to keep America great, for themselves and their children,  despite those within and without who continually seek to undermine the nation..

 Happy New Year, and may all our prayers for our country and our families come to fruition…

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Potpourri Pan America: from Obama’s birth certificate to dangers during Christmas, and more


Ponder This:

Obama Hawaii

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1.  Obama and family to vacation in Hawaii — heck, he’s the president — he can vacation here and yonder.

2.  Chris Matthews says, “do it”  — Tho’ not a “birther” nor usually in agreement with the MSNBC cable yeller, do agree that the president ought to authorize the release of his original long form birth certificate…  Why not?…

3.  The Christmas season could be dangerous — because you know who does not  believe in Christmas…

4.   Mexican Prison inmates escaped with prison guard help — they only wanted to spread holiday cheer, and collect christmas bonus from the criminal element?

5.   A touch of Latin American Christmas — just something that might lightly inform

December 25, 2010


 Ponder This:

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The Christmas Story


 

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them at the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Potpourri Pan American: From Hugo Chavez taking steps against the internet, to Evo Morales, to questions about America’s lack of forsight in Latin America, and more.


Ponder This:

16th UN Summit on Climate Change

(Morales: photo from The Guardian)

1.  Hugo also is managing  the Internet — not only is the U.S. A. regulating the net, but Hugo Chavez too is at work…  Chavez is managing to silence his critics, including the press, and now wants to control the internet.

2.  Kidnapping “cottage industry” in Mexico still paying dividends— Mexico at America’s door, in peril.  Where are the Federales?…

3.  Gun rights proponents rejoice — some ARE responsive.

4.  Hudson Institute:  no Obama-Clinton major initiative for Latin America — what has been said on this page and by many others: America is merely a bystander in current Latin American affairs?

5.  Council on Foreign Relations  — interesting data about Latin .

6.  Evo Morales at the past Cancun Climate Conference — if you missed it, Morales (Bolivia) still relishing being the center of controversy as well as being enigmatic and someone to be feared?

Person of the Week: U.S. Senator Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Majority Leader


Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, with Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., left, and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., speaks at a news conference about the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" bill during on an unusual Saturday session on Capitol Hill in Washington Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

For better or for worse, depending on a person’s viewpoint, the Senate Majority Leader ushered in a new era into the U.S. Military arena by leading the fight overturning the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that had existed since 1993… Will any elected officials in Congress suffer a backlash for voting for or against the repealing of the measure or gain new  endorsements for doing the same?

Kobe Bryant is not being politically correct by advertising for Turkish Airlines?


Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is a favorite basketball player of many but not a favorite of a significant number of others, each for various reason…   Recently it was reported that he had signed an agreement to promote Turkish Airlines… The signing has created a frenzy among activists in the Armenian-American community who since the Turkish-Armenian  War of the early part of the last century despise the Turks and demand apologies from the government of Turkey.

Depending on which side has the floor at a particular time, it is said that the Turks are the devils, or that the Armenians are…  It is a complicated mess  because some  refuse to let die the conflict from the old country during an old order, and perpetuate the unrest in the Land of Opportunity — though some do try to remediate between the antagonists and explain that the Ottoman Empire of the Turkish-Armenian War is not the same as modern Turkey.

Whatever truths there might or might not be in Turkish-Armenian assertions, the point from this perch is that it is abhorrent that anyone or any group insist that Mr. Bryant (or anyone) decline to enter into  a legal business deal, strictly because a self-described distinctive group in The United of America has a grudge against the other party in the venture…

Just sayin’…