I Stand With Angie
I always liked Angie Harmon. She's a high-class babe. She uses logic and she doesn't back down.
That's a real "strong woman."
Confessions of a Pinup Girl and Other Chatter
"Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’
Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image.
The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened and the image’s lack of decay.
Mrs. Clinton was received on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. by the rector of the Basilica, Msgr. Diego Monroy.
Msgr. Monroy took Mrs. Clinton to the famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which had been previously lowered from its usual altar for the occasion.
After observing it for a while, Mrs. Clinton asked “who painted it?” to which Msgr. Monroy responded “God!”
O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You.Today is a time when we're told to go it alone. Our culture is focused on being in control of every aspect of our lives, which move very fast. Every waking moment of our lives requires mental occupation. Our attention is a commodity: we're constantly being persuaded to take a side or otherwise be divided, or trying to belong to something, or checking on our updates (emails, meetings, other technical gadgets).
Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me.
Tell me what I should do, give me Your orders.
I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me
and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your will. Amen.
"If we continue to accommodate, if we continue to back and retreat, then eventually we must face the final demand--the ultimatum. And what then? When Nikita Kruschev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War and that one day, when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for peace at any price, or better Red than dead, or as one commentator put it, he'd rather live on his knees than die on his feet."I'm afraid that we are now saddled with many of those who would do just that... they elected Barack Obama, president.
My good goomba Al, over at Is Anybody There? had an interesting comment on one of my recent posts. In reference to Obama "being too tired" to properly greet the British PM, Al got me thinking.
What if the Marines... from the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, with stop overs at Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir and Fallujah... had said they were tired, faced exhaustion and felt overwhelmed?
What if the Navy... from the deck of the Bonhomme Richard, to Manila Bay, to Midway, to Yankee Station... had said they were tired, faced exhaustion and felt overwhelmed?
What if the Army... from Valley Forge, to Gettysburg, to Normandy, to the Ia Drang Valley... had said they were tired, faced exhaustion and felt overwhelmed?
What if the Air Force (Corps)... from the skies of Europe in two World Wars, to MiG Alley, to Desert Storm... had said they were tired, faced exhaustion and felt overwhelmed?
What if the Coast Guard... from the days of the Revenue Cutter Service, to manning the Landing Craft of all theaters of WWII, to battling drug smugglers... had said they were tired, faced exhaustion and felt overwhelmed?
What if the firefighters, police officers and paramedics at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon had said they were tired, faced exhaustion and felt overwhelmed?
What if the passengers of United Flight 93 had said they were tired, faced exhaustion and felt overwhelmed?
This sorry-ass excuse for a President is only at the half-way point of his first hundred day "honeymoon period", and there's already bitching about how tired, exhausted and overwhelmed he is.
What a pitiful excuse for a human being.
In the video, Mitch Stewart, the director of Organizing for America, urged the president's supporters to take part in the "Organizing for America Pledge Project."
"The pledge project is an ambitious effort to map out and identify support for President Obama's economic blueprint across towns and communities in America," Stewart said.
"We're doing that by asking people to pledge your support for the broad initiatives outlined in President Obama's economic plan.
"Once you do, we will ask you to build support in your own communities by forwarding this pledge by email, by knocking on doors and by making phone call," he said.
"We will show in every state, in every congressional district the hunger, for leadership and long range thinking that's in too short supply here in Washington."
" Chrch sez stop txtn 4 lent.Read the rest here
Or, put another way, the Italian branch of the Roman Catholic Church wants its followers to forswear text messaging, social-networking Web sites and computer games in the run-up to Easter.
While many Italians traditionally give up fatty foods or, in extremis, alcohol, the appeal to go without some of the trappings of the modern world, including Facebook, iPhones and computer games, on Fridays — and on other days if possible — is unprecedented.
It appears to stem partly from Pope Benedict XVI's recent warning to the young not to substitute "virtual friendship" for real human relationships.
The Pontiff warned on his YouTube site in January that "obsessive" use of mobile phones or computers "may isolate individuals from real social interaction while also disrupting the patterns of rest, silence and reflection that are necessary for healthy human development."
Pope Benedict also has personal experience of the distractions of obsessive texting. President Sarkozy of France, a renowned technophile, came in for withering criticism for checking his mobile phone for text messages during a personal audience with the Pontiff.