It’s Tea Party Time Florida

My Congressman seems to be pretty set on a path of what he claims a Libertarian bent so I thought it wise to post his Scorecards, the ones that matter most to me, here: 

  1. Conservative Review: BILL POSEY in office since 2009
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Posey, Florida, District 8

 

Who is even worse is Sweet Ol’ Bill Nelson, my misguided F-rated senator. Do not even get me started. Facts speak for themselves: 

  1. Conservative Review: Bill Nelson in office since 2001
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Nelson, Florida

 

I have been following Conservative Partnership Institute. They send me a list of “top stories Conservatives are following” for the week: 

Just makes me want to shake my head and roll my eyes. Not at Conservatives but at the state of the nation in my lifetime. In my teens I could never have imagined things would be such a mess, so turned inside out. 

The Senate, for years has been a problem when it comes to the watchcare needed to preserve the Constitution. I am so sick of the liars in the Senate. I am sick of them attacking honorable men like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. 

That leads me to share the following serials with you from GlennBeck.com, as a measuring stick for the politicians in your neck of the woods: 

  1. Progressive Liars Part I: Fear and Hope 
  2. Progressive Liars Part II: German Roots 
  3. Progressive Liars Part III: Margaret Sanger
  4. Progressive Liars Part IV: Woodrow Wilson
  5. Progressive Liars Part V: Prohibition
  6. Progressive Liars Part VI: FDR Part I
  7. Progressive Liars Part VII: FDR Part II
  8. Progressive Liars Part VIII: FDR Part III

That takes me to Jenny Beth Martin and the Tea Party Patriots. I really like how the TPPatrios have never lost vision. Jenny Beth is still out there fighting the good fight. Be sure to check out her Journal.

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Well, that was a Swoosh!

We are ever so thankful that this is the worst of it. We are thankful to Officer Bret and Miss Y for their watchcare. And we express gratitude to the Christensen’s for boarding our windows. 

It appears there is no damage to our home but we are waiting for assistance to remove the neighbor’s tree before assessing any damage. Fence mending and removing debris are so not a problem. An inconvenience, but not a problem.

Friends and family are safe as far as we know. It is all by the Grace of Divine Providence that we are well and accounted for. It could have been so much worse under the circumstances. 

We feel blessed.

Before closing out, we want to remember 9/11 and take a moment to honor the memory of all those who suffered through far more than our current inconvenience. Always Remember and Never Forget. America with her amazing, honorable citizens, is Greatest Place on Earth.  God Bless America. 

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Irma and Florida Friends

For years I have been a fan of Joe Bastardi, now with Weatherbell Analytics, so have been watching his posts on Twitter and Facebook to see how he is calling Hurricane Irma. He made this particular hurricane really great to watch for I have a personal interest in it as it affects Brevard County and Orlando. In fact, I am very invested in the outcome of this monster hurricane. 

In between checking out Joe on his social media pages, I have been watching WESH.com and MyNews13.com for visual reports of the weather. As the winds and the rain began the dance of the hurricane it was nice to see live video feeds from some of my friends waiting through the calm before the storm. 

Screen Shot 2017-09-10 at 10.24.08 PMSo far, so good. My Florida Family and Friends are safe and hunkered in. They are prepared so they are not afraid, relatively speaking. They know they have done all they can to be as safe as possible during these treacherous hours that lie ahead.

Irma is still traveling northward, having not yet reached Orlando and the storm surge has yet to complete its cycle.

 There is no question that we will continue to pray for those we love and for all of those who must endure this 2017 Hurricane Season. 

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Steven Wright: A funny guy

It has been an emotional roller coaster texting and chatting back and forth with friends and family in Florida as they prepared for, and are now weathing, Hurricane Irma. So far, everyone is either evacuated or boarded up and hunkered in for the duration. 

Now all we can do is simply wait. 

In the meantime, here are some clips from one of my favorite funny guys, just for a brain break. Steven Wright. I remember watching this on his first Johnny Carson appearance. 

Oh my gosh, he cracks me up. I love his so off and deadpan humor! 

And one more: 

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Take Back the Culture: Andrew Lumish

If you missed where this all started yesterday, then here is the reference point:

Part 1: Take Back the Culture: Karen Vaughn

If you did not watch the radio show on The Blaze or read the transcript, then you have no idea how much more you missed when Karen was interviewed by Glenn Beck later in the day on his television program. She is absolutely filled with joy and light in spite of the grievous circumstances that have brought her to where she is today, a World Changer.

I want to begin with this great quote by Karen while on the radio show yesterday:

 “And I say the greatest principle I can teach any mom is let your husband raise a man. It’s hard not to interfere. But let him raise a man.” 

Another observation from Karen that is equally important, from the television program as she discussed some of the reasons for writing her book: 

“I think that the concept of liberty has been lost on this generation. I think it has been driven out as a dirty word.”

Those quotes lead me to Andrew Lumish, who is working to take back the culture in his backyard as The Good Cemetarian (he is on Facebook):

Glenn Praises Man Who Meticulously Restores Veterans’ Gravestones: ‘You’ve Started Something Really Amazing’

QUOTING FROM THE TRANSCRIPT: 

ANDREW: Occasionally I will take students with me, high school students who love to go and I’ll have them step back in the footsteps. And it’s always good to know the history of the person and the events of that. So I’ll have them stand in the — descendants who would have stood there at the funeral, and we talk about what the world was like, what the United States was when they were alive and when they die. And what’s great, you get the bad raps on the Millennials. The attention and love that these high school kids have, from different backgrounds — you know what it’s like in Tampa. It’s muddy. It’s wet. And they don’t mind. They sweat. They get out there, and they have a great time and they learn a history lesson. So the negativity about Millennials. But my experience, my own son, about to turn 21, it’s been fantastic. It’s been a great experience. And not just for them. It’s therapeutic for me as well.

And there you have it. A mother and a part time photographer. Reclaiming America. Restoring American Values as each one does a part to Take Back The Culture by focusing on those who need the experiences most. The Giver and the Receiver.

Focusing on the youth of America, and especially empowering the parents of those youth to train up their children to preserve God, Family and Country through personal history and histories from the lives of those who have lived untold stories of agony and ecstasy,  is how we learn that we too can become and raise up a host of World Changers instead of snowflakes. 

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Food: The struggle is real

My Coach Allie, in Rockledge FL, posted this photo the other day. It is true.17952640_1497543783612110_2630532800494058115_n

My Coach Charles, in Montgomery AL, has been talking about FittzMeals.

Between Florida and Montgomery, I sure hate tracking my food. Stinkin’ portion control is even worse. However, sometimes a girl has just gotta do what a girl needs to do. 

I pick up my first week of meals tomorrow to kick start my attitude and to help get me #BackOnTrack. 

#NotRollingMyEyes #Gratitude #GoYouChickenFatGoAway

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S2 of The Relative Race

Having lived in Florida for the last ten years it was really exciting to see the Relative Race Season 2 start out in Miami, Florida. It was even more exciting to see the Black Team get sent to Wickham Park in Melbourne. The park is not that far from my house.

The couples are absolutely adorable and charming this season. The stories of family connections are truly incredible, very touching. And the best part is that the shows are all super family friendly, filled with happiness and joy…in the end.

If you have not seen an episode yet, you can watch them in multiple formats at BYUtv.org. The links available for both seasons are posted below to get you started.

Three Strikes and You’re Outta The Race! 

     Season 1        Season 2

  1. S1:E1          S2:E1
  2. S1:E2          S2:E2
  3. S1:E3          S2:E3
  4. S1:E4          S2:E4
  5. S1:E5          S2:E5 ….. waiting!
  6. S1:E6
  7. S1:E7
  8. S1:E8
  9. S1:E9
  10. S1:E10
  11. S1:E11

 

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