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This is NOT about Jews; It is about POLITICS!!

Friday, July 06, 2012

DHS gives 81% of non-profit grants to Jewish groups
by Joel McDurmon on Jul 6, 2012
It is “no accident,” but rather a direct result of “Jewish organizational and political power.”

The Jewish Daily Forward reports,

Jews face special risks that require vigilance, though there is no “specific, credible threat” against Jewish targets, Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told the Forward during a visit to the newspaper’s New York offices. . . .

A Forward report found that the program for DHS security grants for not-for-profit organizations was tailored to the Jewish community and that almost three-quarters of its funds went to Jewish institutions.

An ealier report from the same source confirmed that in 2011, that percentage had increased to 81%:

There’s good reason for the Jewish community to be proud. A Forward analysis of the 995 grants distributed through the national program from 2007 to 2010 found that 734, or 73.7%, went to Jewish organizations. DHS announced its grants for 2011 in late August, and here, too, Jewish groups were the big winners, with 81% of those awards.

The liberal Jewish paper explains,

This disproportionate distribution is no accident. Examining the grants program provides a window into Jewish organizational and political power. It is this power that allowed a small community to create and maintain a government program tailored specifically for its needs and catering almost exclusively to its members.

The coalition lobbying for the program was led by United Jewish Communities, now known as the Jewish Federations of North America, and by the Orthodox Union and several other Jewish groups.

Napolitano did, however, emphasize that DHS does not engage in racial profiling. Of course not, because that would be against the law!

“It’s against the law here to profile,” Napolitano added.

“Israel has perfected a system that works very well there,” Napolitano said. “They do a terrific job. But it’s not a system we can just transport 100% to the U.S. It won’t fit.”

However, it is an election year, and Obama would love to have the support of those Jewish groups and their lobbies:

“President Obama is very committed to that relationship, and we are looking for ways to express that commitment within the portfolio of tasks that the Department of Homeland Security performs.”

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JUDYAMK 7/6/2012 12:45PM

    Political columnist John Semmens of the Arizona conservative wrote Obama's quotation as satire

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Jokes are No Longer Permissable

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A few days ago I sent a funny joke email to a friend.

Today I received his response, telling me that I "should be ashamed for being so racist".

The joke had absolutely NOTHING to do with any thing racial whatsoever.

This gave me some thought.

Has anybody else out there noticed that we can't tell any jokes any more because they are not politically correct?

For example: Blonde jokes are not politically correct because "they abuse women".

Any jokes about St. Peter at the Golden Gates are not politically correct, either, because "they offend people of other religions".

Political jokes are really bad, because they are racist, too.

And don't forget that we can't tell jokes about Santa, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy because we "are misleading the children".

Don't tell a joke about a teacher, either. That insults the Union.

Can't tell any jokes about married people, because then we "are being racist against gay people and their rights".

The list goes on and on. I am sure some of you can add a whole lot of other subjects that can no longer be laughed at.

What really galls me is that, while we cannot laugh at all about anything, it IS okay to make crude remarks and use foul language on television, and no one says a thing.

Bill Maher comes to mind. He is a crude, rude and insensitive bully. Especially pointed at women.

Does the society that is supposed to stand up for women make a peep about Maher? Not a singe peep comes from them.

Do you remember the old days when we could tell jokes and laugh, and share senses of humor? Do you remember the Reader's Digest motto ; "Laughter is the best medicine"?

Now we are silenced and gagged. Nothing can be taken as being funny, because we are all insulting some one, some thing, some place if we laugh at what was said.

Yes, Sir. We need to continue being a dull lot, take life too seriously, and above all, be on guard that we aren't insulting any one over any thought we might have.

We are losing our Personhoods. We are being trained and admonished into becoming robots.

We are a nation that has a government, not the other way around!

Let us stop all this nonsense and learn to laugh again. Let us be free to voice our own opinions. Let us get back our own choices as to how we shall live, and just how we shall act.

None of us wants to deliberately hurt anyone, and honest, clean humor is not a weapon as it is now being represented.

We have gone over the cliff, and need to climb back out of the gully.

Let us sing, dance and laugh, and do so freely.

Tomorrow is Independence Day. Let us become independent, and let us go back to telling jokes without fear of reprisal.

Let us reclaim the laughter. emoticon

Let us once again become a great nation, filled with hope, helpfulness, gratitude and hard work. Let's bring back the picnics in the parks and the parades with the bands and flags.

Let us become proud of America again.

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MAIDAMONTREAL 7/6/2012 10:24AM

    I enjoy jokes too. I agree that we should be able to tell jokes and laugh but as long as it is not at the expense of others who may be offended or if it is a cruel joke. Being of the Jewish faith it does not bother me if I hear a joke about a jew regarding money, etc. I would be offended if someone called me a name though but I am able to laugh at a joke and keep it as such.

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 7/5/2012 12:19PM

    When someone makes a fat joke about you, do you think it's funny?

When someone insults you, do you think that's funny?

There is "funny" and there is "being inconsiderate and rude". I'm all for jokes, but jokes at another human beings expense? How is that funny?

I'm sorry, but you think that insulting them is funny, then, my dear, you need to reevaluate your definition of funny. Being nice, isn't being dull.

Oh and "racist" only refers to races: white, black, etc. Making jokes about homosexuals isn't racist (as they aren't a race), it's prejudice.

Comment edited on: 7/5/2012 12:22:42 PM

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RUFFIT 7/5/2012 12:09PM

    I say "give me a break"!!! Laugh and laugh hard!! Hugs, Moni

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Q8PRINCESS 7/5/2012 2:25AM

    All the PC stuff is only there The first 3 questions I was asked when I moved overseas was what race, religion and age was I. It's funny so many groups you cannot make comments about but then there are others that seem to be open game on, like some churches

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/5/2012 12:14AM

    I love jokes, I guess because I live on a military base and we are used to the life is short you might as well laugh mantra ,we take potshots at everything. Just because I tell a joke doesn't mean I really believe the silliness behind it ! Feel free to tell me your jokes politically correct or not LOL!

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    Things HAVE changed,,, do you wondah why?

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MNABOY 7/4/2012 4:00PM

    I answer to God, the rest , if they know and honor God, will look at my jokes in the light they were made. The others have a greater problem than my feeble attemps at humor.

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GRANNYSUE9 7/4/2012 2:55PM

    I love a good joke and love to laugh! Laughter is the best medicine--is what I always heard! I am afraid we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg!! Who knows what drastic changes we may experience in the future! Take me back to the 60's!!

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    It really is a shame sometimes that people forget to take things with a grain of salt. Mildly offensive things should be just that, and as easily forgotten. I love jokes that are horrible, and my friends and I are comfortable enough to tease each other mercilessly about various racial stereotypes that may or may not apply. Pass the common sense please...

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SANDYRAE5 7/4/2012 10:00AM

    I still like a good joke and have the ability to understand the joke for what it is a joke! If i can put a blonde, red head, brunette, pastor, priest, or whatever in the targeted place it's fine with me.
Your post did get me thinking however we really don't hear jokes like we used to do we? It's a sad day when we can no longer laugh at ourself.

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QUILTINGB52 7/3/2012 11:39PM

    I still enjoy jokes.....I might not always pass them along ~ but Laughter indeed IS the best medicine!!!

So, bring on the jokes!!!

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NOTFATCAT 7/3/2012 7:59PM

    Political correctness gone amuck.
We can't do anything the libs don't like, right or not.
I fear that our freedoms are eroding much more quickly than I am.

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POLYANNA2 7/3/2012 5:49PM

    It's infiltrated everywhere! I hope we live long enough to see it swing back into reasonableness! emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 7/3/2012 4:47PM

    The worlds gone mad! emoticon

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So How Come???????

Friday, June 29, 2012

A quilting friend passed away, and told her loved ones to "contact Sandy, and she will take care of all the quilting stuff".

I didn't know she did that.

She was a typical quilter, with LOTS of STASH!! Some people might even call us "Hoarders". But we are not. We simply love our STASHES.

And Kitty was a true quilter with STASH.

So, day after day, hour after hour, I have been at her house, organizing her STASH. My friends Irene and Wendy are helping me, because they, being quilters, UNDERSTAND STASH.
We have been putting in minimums of seven hours each day, many times much more.

So here's my query: How come, with all the measuring, labeling, sorting, boxing, stacking, loading, lifting, walking, did I gain a half pound????

It's not like we are eating our ways through the day. Not hardly. We have our coffee and a sandwich for lunch, and the three of us split a brownie. That's it.

So why did I gain a half pound????

I know some people are going to say "muscle weighs more than fat". I figure a pound is a pound.

I can feel the increased muscles, especially in my arms, and perhaps I should have measured my arms before I began this journey. I think they are smaller. I mean I think my bat wings are smaller.

If not, WHY NOT!!??

I will continue with her STASH again today. We aren't too far from a finish line, then my life will become my own again.

I pulled my quilt registration from the quilt show because I simply won't have enough time to finish it without rushing. I don't want to do that, because it is way too special to ruin it now. I must be sensible, and have patience to do it the right way, and not just rush around so I can get it into the show.

Hmmmmmmmm maybe I am getting some wisdom in my old age after all!

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TINAJANE76 6/30/2012 4:07AM

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Sometimes the scale does not reflect all of the hard work we're putting in for a variety of reasons. Just keep up your great work and eventually things will go your way!

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PANNSTRICK 6/29/2012 10:13PM

    It's so sad to lose one of your quilting friends, but I know you and your friends are cherishing some wonderful memories as you go through her stash. You may have gained that dread 1/2 lb. because of the reality of the finality of your friend. Grief and loss tend to effect us in not a positive way. I pray you have peace and comfort through this time of loss.

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/29/2012 2:21PM

    Sorry about the loss of your friend; you are a good friendcto do that, though. You are right, a pound is a pound, whether it is fat or muscle. Muscle takes up less space and burns more calories, though, and that's a good thing. You are wise to not rush your quilt for the show, you will be glad you made that decision when it is done and fabulous (like you)!

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GRANNYSUE9 6/29/2012 1:49PM

    So sorry about the loss of your friend. As far as the scale goes, I know it can be aggravating but there are various reasons why our weight flucuates the way it does. As long as you don't get discouraged and you stay on track, you will be okay. You may reap great rewards at next weeks weigh-in. It is so true that we do get smarter as we get older. May be we should our lives out as being old and go backwards from there.

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POLYANNA2 6/29/2012 12:28PM

    It's true, with age comes wisdom. Add to that wisdom the fact that the scale doesn't always display what's really going on, but it does eventually catch up. Just keep on going and you shall be rewarded.
That is very kind of you to pitch in and help out. I'm sorry you lost your friend.

emoticon Carol

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My New Neighbors

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I think the neighborhood is improving!

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    OH HOW SWEET !! LOL WHen I read "my new neighbors" I THOUGHT it was going to be LOUSEY ones ! HAHAHAHA OH MY !! When here I have REALLY GOOD Ones, so I DO NOT KNOW Why I THOUGHT THAT !! (well except the one downstairs, and she's been GOOD for the past month ! Whats UP WITH THIS?) I am actually going to MISS THEM !!! Margie across the hall and I are BROKEN HEARTED I am moving,,, she's even buying ALL my livingroom furniture,,,its quite nice. :) WHAT A RELIEF !! PHEW !! For I am taking hardly ANYTHING with me, and RESTARTING OVAH again,,,, FUN huh?

I LOVE ur NEW Neighbors !!! I'll be in the HONK !! HONK !! HONK !! City as I AM NOW ! So I WILL NOT see these, as I WISH I COULD , however that'd simply be to QUIET for me I am SURAH and I am USED to the hussle and bussle of the city my deah,,,,,, wouldn't you like it for even a bit? Though this city is 3/4 LARGER than the one I am From,,,, SCARY and its ONLY 10 mins from Denvah !! OH MY !! DEARAH ME !! U KNOW I am KINDA FREAKED OUT ovah THAT ! Though the crime rate is NOT bad,,,, in Denvah it IS which is exactly why we are NOT movin therah ! When we WANTED TO ! its WAY TO SCARY for us backwoods Mainahs ! Herah we are VERY LAID back,,, even in the city,,, we LITERALLY take things VERY SLOWLY !!! If you have a long line of traffic even in the city we are like you all,, and let each othah into the line,,,cah aftah cah and smile and wave. See we are STRANGE ! THough those MASSHOLES (LOL Massachuetts are NOT AT ALL NICE !! We do NOT WANT THEM HERE ! They ZIP AND RUN FASTER then LIGHTENING HERE !! GRRRR !!) HAHAHAHAHA Glad to KNOW this? HAHAHAHA I SO BAD huh?

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JAMER123 6/20/2012 12:19AM

    Oh, how precious!! What a wonder you were able to get these beautiful pictures!! Thank you for sharing!
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PANNSTRICK 6/19/2012 9:39PM

    Loved these pictures!! It's like they posed for you. Blessings

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POLYANNA2 6/19/2012 8:27PM

    How absolutely adorable! How on earth did you get them to pose so beautifully for you?

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/19/2012 6:41PM

    So beautiful! Love discovering 'neighbors' like that!!

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TXGRANDMA 6/19/2012 6:38PM

    They are so beautiful! How fortunate you are! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/19/2012 4:53PM

    How gorgeous !

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TINAJANE76 6/19/2012 4:48PM

    What a beautiful sight to see! Ain't nature grand?

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GRANNYSUE9 6/19/2012 1:39PM

    They are such beautiful creatures! The little fawn is adorable.

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Why Bush was so bad at the end of his term.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Some people aren't aware of all of this. Don't just skim over this,
please read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out.

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was
actually January 3, 2007... the day the Democrats took over the House
of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first
time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy
that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and
the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of
Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House
Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate
Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of
the economy?

Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6
TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in
2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac?
And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democrat Congress
So when someone tries to blame Bush..

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and
the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 &
2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused
them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough
on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush
entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running
until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a
massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that
very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he
signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the
last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five
years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that,
Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes
Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a
nutshell, what Obama is saying is "I inherited a deficit that I voted
for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January

There is no way this will be widely publicized unless each of us sends
it on!


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