Yes, I most definitely need to join this political group/alliance! I do not see myself as old, until I give my opinions, especially on social issues. I see the respectful but ‘are you kidding’ reactions in the eyes of those around 25 years my junior or younger. I get downright mean reactions in the cyber world.
My listening to the Philly urban talk radio station slowed down. The station is a big dose of liberal/leftist politics. Besides, the morning drive host who I listen to the most on the station moved on. I tuned in to the station to hear who is auditioning for his morning time spot. The topic that was under discussion was Kwanzaa. Quite a few black folks fell for this anti-Christian so-called roots from the Motherland concoction of atheist and Marxist Ron (Maulana) Karenga. It is even celebrated in some churches after celebrating Christmas!
Don’t wish me a happy Kwanzaa. I am Merry Christmas all the way, which is the day (whether or not the true day) chosen to celebrate of the birth of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Kwanzaa for the most part came from the imagination of Ron Karenga. In a handout I received on this celebration from the Philadelphia Main Library back in the early 1980s, the established Kwanzaa principles were called gods. Then, the ‘gods’ angle disappeared, which made the Kwanzaa celebration more acceptable in churches. Praise the Lord, I never belonged to a church that gave any credence to Kwanzaa!
I leave you with a post on Kwanzaa being unequally yoked with Christianity and then, a post with a different take on Kwanzaa. This one is for Kwanzaa celebrators and others who are for Democratic liberal entitlement policies against the so-called Kwanzaa principles.
Well, starting with my Sunday Veterans Day post, it has been about 2 months since my last post. I did not mean to take this long of a hiatus from blogging, but I did. I had a gut feeling that Mitt Romney was not going to win the presidential election, but did get my hopes up a little seeing such large enthusiastic crowds at the Romney rallies. The pundits on the right got it so wrong. For example, Glenn Beck predicted over 300 electoral vote victory for Romney. How wrong was that? I knew not to get excited over Dick Morris’s landslide prediction for Mr. Romney. His wrong predictions extremely outweigh his correct ones.
People everywhere are saying that the Republican Party is in shambles and needs to change. Radio talker and libertarian minded, but Republican voter Neal Boortz does not like the social issues wing of the Republican Party. He along with so many others blame that wing for pushing the anti-abortion stand. Then there are those who point to the Republican Party being anti-gay and anti-immigration.
Please, Republicans Party do not change your platform on issues that will turn you into a democratic lite political party. It is fine with me that the Republican Party is anti-abortion, pro traditional family and anti-illegal immigration.
The Democrats are really not about personal responsibility. That phony “War on Women” proves it. The real “War on Women” is in the Islamic Middle East and it is showing up in countries of Islamic immigration. Late last summer at the Democratic Presidential Convention, I found it awful that even the First Lady, Michelle Obama emphasized a woman’s right to free birth control and the right to choose which is really the right to abort/kill unborn babies, all at taxpayers’ expense. It saddens me to see that so many women in this country agree with the First Lady. God help us if the Republicans go that direction.
The Democrat Party is officially pro gay everything. They are behind the gay lifestyle being taught in public schools. I cannot go with that. Single as I am, I am pro traditional marriage and traditional family. The pro-illegal immigration does have some Republican backers. The latest to join that side is conservative radio talker and TV host, Sean Hannity. I do admit I think something should be done only for children brought here by their illegal immigrating parents. That does not include giving them instate college tuition rates or types of privileges that put them ahead of citizens in this country.
I am seeing too many Republicans giving up. Some of my Facebook friends have gone to posting pictures of cutesy animals in place of hard-hitting pro Republican and conservative news links. Not me! As a former Democrat, I remember when the Democratic Party went through similar tough times. They did not give up. They did not become Republican lite. In fact, they went further left and now we have Barack Obama for a 2nd term. Yes, Republicans need to evaluate what went right and wrong and then positively move on to push conservative ideas for future victories.
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Happy Fathers Day to all dads and those who are not biological dads, but are the closet to a father that some children have in their lives. My father went to be with the Lord in 2007. He was such a blessing. He was well liked and respected in the neighborhood. After I left, new fatherless families moved in. The young boys in those families would always stop to talk to my father whenever he was doing work outside around the house, especially out back in the driveway. The few that I have run into over the years always expressed their appreciation for those talks.
The following is from a Fathers’ Day post in 2007. My father passed in September of that year.
What wonderful things can I say about my father that I have not said on this blog? You know I feel that my father is the greatest. If there is a world cup for fatherhood, he is the winner. I am around younger adults today who cannot relate to having a father in the home. There are some whom can only relate to having a father in their life for only a certain amount of time while growing up due mostly to divorce. I have pleasant memories of my father walking into the house after work at 5:25 pm. My family sat down to dinner about 15/20 minutes later. He helped with homework, assisted me and my sisters in special projects, and took us places.
The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.
I think I grew up in the era that was the end of the consistent 2 parent family. During the fifties and sixties, all my neighborhood friends lived in homes with both their mother and father. It was the same for most of my elementary school classmates with the very tiny exception of those living with one parent due to death. Some of my friend’s fathers were in the home but were distant, and were such disciplinarians that some of my friends were afraid of them. My father corrected my wrong behavior, but I was never afraid of him. He is and was always outwardly loving, and affectionate. I could always go to him. He has always been special.
My father loved music. He sang on church and job choirs. He sometime sang solos. My father was not a big fan of contemporary Christian music unless it was the likes of Sandi Patty or Steve Brock doing the singing. He preferred more of the traditional types of singing voices and Christian music. Being a tenor, he loved quality tenor singing. The chosen music selections and the quality voices singing them are what my father would prefer.
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