Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
Think about it! Criminals do not obey the gun laws. They will always circumvent the strictest of gun laws, get their stash of guns and go on to shoot and kill. The biggest example is the city of Chicago, which is topping other U. S. cities in experiencing the most gun violence. Just recently Chicago police had to deal with 13 shootings within a 30 minute time span. Read more about that here.
I did a blog post on the voter ID controversy that called attention to the 93-year-old, Mrs. Viviette Applewhite. Under the new PA voter ID law, it looked like Mrs. Applewhite would no longer be able to vote. She previously voted longer than I have been on this earth. Someone stole her pocketbook a while back with her ID in it. She had great difficulty in getting a new ID due to not being able to obtain new copies of required documents and additional documents that were not required for an ID in the past. I am happy to report to you that Mrs. Applewhite received her new picture ID free of charge. So she will be able to vote in the in the presidential election on the 6th of November. This helps to deflate the poll tax accusation made by Attorney General Eric Holder. Read more here.
There are many people out there who believe the real purpose of new voter ID laws in various states is to keep blacks and the poor who are usually Democrat from voting. I see these new ID laws mostly as a problem for the elderly who have to get new government issued picture ID that requires getting new documents and do not get around that much anymore. My 86-years-old mother who must use a walker does not get around much except to church a couple of Sundays a month. My sister and I do most of her shopping, take her to her doctor appointments and get her medicines. Her government issued ID expired and my sister helped her get the new additional required documents to get a new one in early April.
As far as younger people go, well one has to have many of the required documents for the ID to get a job these days. I have the required documents, because I always needed them for a new child care job during my director/administrator years. Today even if you are seeking a classroom aide position in child care which usually pays minimum wage, you will need a government issued state ID to be photocopied and placed in your personnel file.
Randy Bish Cartoon
Well Vice Pres. Biden has shot up the gaffe-o-meter again. His chains remark comes across to me as pure desperation. Yes Abraham Lincoln would take issue with him. Really, he should be promoting the accomplishments of the administration. But then, how much can he promote? The Democrat Party operatives are falling back big time on their racist republican mantra.
My rock solid Obama supporter Facebook friends did not even try spinning this ‘chains’ gaff. VP Biden also called Rep. Ryan a governor and made a statement that has us still in the 20th century in the same speech. There is hype out there for him to be dropped and replaced with Hillary Clinton. That would really be something if that happened. From now on, VP Biden needs be held on a short leash with a muzzle close by.