Sept 11th… Fourteen Years On…

September 11th, 2015

On September 11, 2001, in the heart of America’s greatest city, nearly three thousand Americans were murdered in a single morning.

Terrorist Muzlims struck a blow against ALL of us that reverberates to this day. Well, At least for people of conscience that is …”


I plan to spend some time with the families as always……….

It’s been said:

“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”


In a New York classroom one year after 9-11, students composed the following 9-11 poem.

A relative of the teacher had perished on that tragic day in Tower One of the World Trade Center. The victim left behind a 3-year-old.

List of “Don’t Forgets” and “Remembers”

We were eight.

Before September 11th, we would wake up with a list of “Don’t Forgets”

Don’t forget to wash your face
Don’t forget to brush your teeth
Don’t forget to do your homework
Don’t forget to wear your jacket
Don’t forget to clean your room
Don’t forget to take a bath

After September 11th, we wake up with a list of “Remembers”

Remember to greet the sun each morning
Remember to enjoy every meal
Remember to thank your parents for their hard work
Remember to honor those who keep you safe
Remember to value each person you meet
Remember to respect other’s beliefs

Now we are nine.

Some of us shall never forget.

To all those who lost……

May you find the solace and hope here.

May the pain of your remembrance be softened by the presence of compassionate friends and by the memories of lives lived in love and service.

Faithfully yours,

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  • Political Correctness…lol

    August 30th, 2015

    Happy Sunday dear Friends.

    Y’all will dig this!!!

    “The two pillars of ‘political correctness’ are: a) willful ignorance b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth.”

    (Tip o the hat to the Zipster)

    Chattanooga Marines: God Help us ALL

    July 17th, 2015

    USMC Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40, of Springfield, MA, one of four Marines gunned down in Chattanooga, TN, on Thursday in what authorities are terming a domestic terrorist attack.

    “He’d been shot at so many times over the years and then for this to happen at home in the United States,” Parnell said.

    Sullivan survived the largest attack on U.S. forces since Vietnam during the Battle of Abu Ghraib in 2005. He also was awarded a Combat Action medal and Purple Heart, Parnell said.

    The slain Marine was just a few years away from retirement when he was gunned down Thursday morning.

    “There’s no Marine you would want that was better in combat than him,” said friend Josh Parnell, of Chicago.
    Chattanooga Attack

    It’s Sept . 11th every day my friends…
    And you can quote me on that….

    Dearest Patriotic Family and Friends of these precious souls:

    What a horrific profound loss..Please let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. With my deepest condolences and love for you all…

    July 4th 2015!

    July 3rd, 2015

    Couldn’t happen to a better kind of guy!!!

    NEW YORK — A former firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has won $5 million on a lottery scratch-off ticket.

    Carmelo Mercado was presented with an oversized check Thursday. The 63-year-old, who’s retired, gets $3.3 million in a lump-sum payment after taxes are taken out.

    Mercado was among the members of Queens Battalion 49 who went to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. He now lives in Orange County, north of New York City.

    Ex-firefighter Wins Lottery


    “Feel Good 4th of July” Sweet Friends~!


    The Leftards can celebrate Cinco de Mayo and errr…May Day for all I care.eek

    Yup. Harvard whining. droning malcontents who despise America, Israel, and ALL religion-unless its …um….Islam or Wiccan…

    Leftards, who have no respect for our Founding Fathers, their cherished principles, and basically anything sacred or righteous.


    Libs who can’t abide any time honored traditions which are celebrated by the vast majority of those left sane in this Nation we still call America.

    Oh..Don’t be surprised if they try to outlaw INDEPENDENCE DAY altogether.flagwave..cuz ya know if may offend some Muzlims………or illegal aliens or somethin.

    And not for nothin– but the “rockets red glare” prolly aint “green” enough for the granola munchin, tree huggin, Ar-ab Spring luvin, environmentalists…so please refrain from singin it too loudy eh.

    Well sweet Friends..


    Y’all just keep on congregating at events that celebrate America’s greatness and good fortune.

    Stay grateful and proud of your country despite the grouchers and self haters amongst you.



    And hey… save me somethin from the BBQ eh?usagirlani











    Charleston Victims offer Forgiveness…

    June 19th, 2015

    ‘I forgive you’: Tearful relatives of Charleston victims confront ‘killer’ in court with heart-wrenching speeches of Christian FORGIVENESS – as he adopts a vacant, remorseless stare………….

    Relatives of the victims gunned down in the South Carolina church massacre told the killer that they forgive him in heart-wrenching statements during his first court appearance today.

    ‘I forgive you!’ the daughter of Ethel Lance told Dylann Roof through tears as he appeared via video link at the Charleston court on Friday afternoon. ‘You took something really precious from me. I will never talk to her ever again, I will never be able to hold her ever again but I forgive you!

    ‘You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people but God forgives you. And I forgive you.’


    With the deepest respect to the families of the lost loved ones I share another view………..

    Forgive? NOT YET. In due time………..

    You’re Dead, I’m Healing
    By Dennis Prager:

    Within hours of the massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech University, the president of the university issued his first statement on the evil that had just engulfed the college campus and concluded with this:

    “We’re making plans for a convocation tomorrow at noon in Cassell Coliseum for the university to come together to begin the healing process from this terrible tragedy.”

    I believe that this early healing talk is both foolish and immoral.

    It is foolish because one does not speak about healing the same day (or week or perhaps even month) that one is traumatized — especially by evil. One must be allowed time for anger and grief. To speak of healing and “closure” before one goes through those other emotions is to speak not of healing but of suppression.

    Not to allow people time to experience their natural, and noble, instincts to feel rage and grief actually deprives them of the ability to heal in the long run. After all, if there is no rage and grief, what is there to heal from?

    The Jewish tradition, still observed even by non-Orthodox Jews, is to sit “shiva” (seven) days and do nothing but mourn and receive visitors after the death of an immediate relative. One does not have to be a religious Jew or even a Jew to appreciate this ancient wisdom.

    Personally, I don’t want to heal now. I want to feel rage at the monster who slaughtered all those young innocent people at Virginia Tech. And I want to grieve over those innocents’ deaths.

    This whole notion of instant healing (like its twin, instant forgiveness) is also morally wrong.
    First, it is narcissistic. It focuses on me and my pain, not on the murderer and the murdered.
    And why is it always referred to as a “tragedy”? Virginia Tech wasn’t hit by a cyclone. That would be a tragedy. This was evil. Call it that.

    Anger is anger.

    Anger, my friends, is a natural and indispensable emotion.

    It is not right nor wrong; it is not healthy nor unhealthy.
    It is how anger is expressed that makes it healthy or unhealthy.

    Feeling anger is poles apart from expressing anger.

    Healthy anger is not violent.

    It isn’t used to intimidate, control, manipulate or punish another human being.

    But what it can be expressed, talked and moved through.
    Healthy anger is not stuffed down or overlooked either.

    By repressing feelings and “stuffing them down”, it becomes out of the question to eventually work through feelings or ever move past them.

    “Personally, I don’t want to heal now. I want to feel rage at the monster (though I know he suffered in his life…) who slaughtered all those young innocent people in Charleston, South Carolina. And I want to grieve over those innocents’ deaths.”

    ………More than fair enough.

    Dearest Families and Friends of the wounded and taken.
    I wish there was something I could do to to console, comfort, soothe, provide solace, or allay your unending sorrow or grief.

    I know they’re only words, but words are all I have to try to take some of your heartache away.

    May your beautiful memories of them, and their personal strengths and special qualities be a source of comfort to you all.

    I will hold you all dearly in my thoughts and prayers.

    Texas Firefighter Responds to Call…and Saves his Own Family

    June 11th, 2015

    While the Libs are gagging us with alleged ‘heroes’ of people who have no earthly idea what gender they even are..

    Comes along a true hero………..

    A Texas volunteer firefighter responded to a head-on collision, only to discover his wife and son had been in the mangled car.

    Aaron Van Riper’s family was in a head-on crash with an oncoming pickup truck near Riverside, Texas on Saturday…

    “It’s my family. My wife was laying there on the ground. [By] the look of the car, I don’t know how either one of them lived. There was nothing left of that car,” said Van Riper, the assistant fire chief…

    Van Riper’s wife, Amber, suffered a broken pelvis — fractured in five places — and their 7-year-old son suffered a broken leg and arm..
    Amber was ejected from the car in the crash, while their son was still pinned inside.

    “Once I saw my son … I started going into a little bit of a panic mode,”..

    Aaron’s training and skills paid off and his wife and son were transported by helicopter to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.
    Amber was in surgery for nine hours on Sunday. “She gave a thumbs-up to the doctor, but that’s the first time she showed signs of anything,” Aaron added.

    Amber and her son are both expected to temporarily be in wheelchairs while they recover from their injuries..

    Yes my sweet friends, years have blown passed since I worked down at Ground Zero. And while I welcomed the unforeseen honor to become the eyes for the masses, I never forgot for a moment that I was on hallowed and sacred ground.

    One of a myriad of blessings was my good fortune to get to work side by side with the rescue and recovery teams in New York City.

    Of all those I worked with, however,(they all displayed fierce dedication), FDNY impressed me most.

    I observed nightly, as our Firemen looked for their missing sons and brothers through the rubble.

    I attended one too many wakes with empty coffins.
    I was there when civilians were found. The Firemen were just as loving, gentle and thorough as if the victim were their own relative, tucking the flag around them as they carried them in their loving arms.

    They worked day and night down at what we called “The Pit.” The magnitude of that empty, giant hole well exceeds beyond the 17 acres of land.

    It was simply incomprehensible to our senses.

    It’s who they are. That is why they didn’t think twice about dashing and tearing into the burning Twin Towers to try and rescue people they did not even know.

    Love and more love to my friends in the FDNY who are still slowly and painsakingly recovering from the appalling loss of friends and family inflicted on Sept.11.

    Aaron Van Riper- You are truly the hero of your own life story. You paid the price. May you now and forever secure your blessings. God speed.

    Make them an Offer they Can’t Refuse

    May 29th, 2015

    Don Corleone is coming to Jerusalem

    Jerusalem Film Festival’s closing event will feature outdoor screening of ‘The Godfather’ in front of Old City walls with live symphonic orchestra.

    The Israeli audience is about to get “an offer it can’t refuse,” as Don Corleone would say.

    One of the most famous and popular cinema classics in history, “The Godfather,” is coming to Jerusalem in a way Israelis have never seen before: On a huge screen at the Sultan’s Pool, in front of the Old City walls, with a live symphonic orchestra which will play the immortal music of Italian composer Giovanni “Nino” Rota.

    Make them an Offer

    “The Godfather” is the first part of Francis Ford Coppola’s successful trilogy, which changed the crime film genre for good. The 1972 film stars Marlon Brando, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Vito Andolini Corleone (referred to as “Godfather” or “Don Corleone”).

    The film will be screened as part of the closing event of the Jerusalem Film Festival, which will take place on a Saturday evening on July 18 in front of an audience of thousands of people.

    OK friends..what are your favorite quotes from the flick? Whaddya mean you never saw it??!!!lol

    Who wants to go to Jerusalem for the viewing? Heck. I’ll bring the popcorn. heh.

    Memorial Day 2015

    May 22nd, 2015

    They fought for our precious Freedom of Speech..
    Yet we get scared and stay Silent.

    They fought for our precious Constitution..
    while most of own children haven’t a clue about it.

    They fought and died to offer us Freedom of the Press…
    as our very own media aids and abets our sworn enemies.

    They fought to offer us a government which serves the people…while our fellow citizens vote for a terrorist enabler, Dictator wanna be.

    I apologize to the memory of all the soldiers and their sacrifices……

    I promise I will
    never give up the good fight.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    Bless them and bless you all Sweet Friends.

    Thank you for your service and may God bless you George.
    You are not forgotten.


    If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.


    While we still have some freedom left, spend time with your precious loved ones my friends and fire up that grill!

    Here’s my plans~! woot!

    I barbecue, therefore I am.
    What are your plans my friends?

    Darius Rucker Gives Veteran a free House :-)

    May 14th, 2015

    Howzabout some inspiring news for a change my friends?

    Singer Darius Rucker has presented the keys to a free house to a veteran from his native South Carolina.

    The singer is giving away 11 homes while on tour this summer.

    Branham is a Charleston, South Carolina, native who served 15 months in Iraq in the Army. While wounded by improvised explosive devices, he drove his vehicle to rescue nine fellow soldiers from a gas attack.

    Singer Darius Rucker presents a vet with keys to a free house

    Here’s Darius in all his glory!

    Remember Hootie and the Blowfish? heh

    He’s all country now my friends. Enjoy~!

    Mothers Day Gift Ideas! :-) (hint hint?)

    May 8th, 2015

    Being a mom is the hardest job of all, and it’s tough to find a Mother’s Day gift that will reflect your appreciation. What it comes down to is how much thought you put into the gift. So what are you gonna get your best cheerleader?

    Thrifty Ideas that won’t break the bank. heh.

    Homemade Potpourri

    Create a natural air freshener for your mom by making a bowl of potpourri with a carefully picked blend that caters to her preferences.

    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries>

    If your mom has a sweet tooth,(hint hint) this is the perfect gift for her. Melt some chocolate, and dip strawberries into the mixture. Place them on a baking tray, and cool it in the fridge.
    (p.s. You can always cheat and eat these yourself)

    Scrabble Coasters
    Give this set of Scrabble coasters (or any other theme) that spell out the word “love” to the Scrabble-lover in your life.

    Hand Cream
    Hand cream should be in every woman’s beauty arsenal.

    DIY Bath Salt
    Bath salts are such an easy yet practical (and beautiful) present to make. Not to mention, it’s budget friendly, and you can get all the ingredients at the supermarket!

    Mothers Day gifts

    Buy Her Groceries

    Moms definitely love and appreciate practical gifts. If you know your mom well, buy her groceries before she makes her regular trip to the supermarket. Or, ask her for her grocery list, and tell her you’ll be making the trip for her as a Mother’s Day present. If you like, you can slip in a surprise, such as a card.

    Clean Up
    Tell your mom to take the day off, and clean her residence until it looks like it’s brand-spanking new! Mop, scrub, and polish until you can see your reflection on the surfaces.
    Organize her items if necessary, and if you’re ambitious, you can attempt to color-code her closet!
    (Warning: Do not attempt to touch my closet..grr! ha)

    Homemade Eye Mask
    When traveling or simply at the end of a crazy workday, a soothing eye mask is just the thing to relax Mom’s worries away. And making one for her is also a great way to repurpose an old shirt.

    Gold Spray-Painted Jars
    Breathe new life into pasta and condiment jars with the help of gold spray paint.

    DIY Tea Bags
    Make these cute tea bags with a special blend of customized tea to show your love.

    Wanna get me something?..ha


    It was once said:
    “The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.” ha