It is almost like Christmas, only better because we do not really do Christmas presents for ourselves because we get presents throughout the year. So it is like Christmas every time we get a package. And oh yeah. Lots of packages this week.
My adorable Uncle Ed discovered a Sylvania CD/Radio player that he absolutely loves. He is legally blind and he can work this player with great ease. With the price being so reasonable, he has purchased several as gifts to give to people who are blind or are going blind as a true gift of love in service to others.
He also bought one for my mother (she is not blind nor going blind). The one he bought for me arrived on Tuesday and the batteries he so thoughtfully purchased for me arrived on Wednesday.
By the way, I am not blind. He just loves me so he bought me one because he loves me.
Today my Indian Clubs with DVD arrived. Man-o-man I love those things. My Honey-do picked the package up at our office suite (UPS offers fabulous service) and brought it to me when I was at Guns Out CrossFit today. Cannot express how happy that made me except for the fact that I did open the box immediately, got them out, and as soon as the area was clear I went to town swinging those babies around. #HappyHappyHappy
As I left the box I got a text, from Honey-do, and he said two more boxes had arrived. Oh yeah. I knew exactly what was in those puppies. He was back at work already. He said he would pick them up on the way home for me.
I know, a great Honey-do. #DontBeJealous
The Premium Set arrived after lunch time via UPS. Now I have every CrossRope there is to date. Next week I can begin CrossRope jumping again! Woohoo and Whoop-de-doooo!
And the last package was not one but two copies of Mike Lee’s book Written Out of History. One for me and one for…..
We had a caller earlier: “Where is our George Soros? Where is our moneybags funding our activists?” Well, we’ve got moneybags. We’ve got all kinds of moneybags! We’ve got all kinds of donors. But who is it that’s asking them for the money? I’m not trying to impugn anybody here. I’m just trying to set the table for you. Who asks for these donations? Magazines? Think tanks? Nonprofits? 501(c)(3)s? And what do they do? Well, they write and they publish and they do all that. Now, Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation actually gets involved with elected officials on the implementation of policy — writing it, crafting it, coming up with stuff that will pass. ~
Rush pointed out this video in the piece, and that leads to questions below the embedded clip:
Who is standing for a Free Society?
And who is working to lower expectations?
Who is keeping their campaign promises?
And who keeps pushing things down the road for the next election cycle?
It has been a very long and exhausting day. I have been off and on the internet in very short spurts so do not really know what has been going on as the “hot topic” for the day other than #ProgressiveRepublicans and their #PRL have passed the Progressive #OmnibusHell bill and will never #FullRepeal as they bully votes for #Ryanocare instead.
That reminds me: Watch the LIARS segment about Margaret Sanger with Glenn Beck at the end of this post. And get the book.
Well. I have good news and bad news so here we go…
THE BAD NEWS
When I heard the rumor of Jim DeMint being ousted from Heritage Foundation last week, I took everything with a grain of salt while keeping a close eye on the Twitter feeds of DeMint, Heritage, Heritage Action, and Mike Needham. There was nothing but silence. so I knew something was wrong. Then more information kept rolling out so I tried to analyze what was being written to not make an emotional judgment.
By Sunday I knew I would be pulling my membership donation to Heritage even if half of the debacle was true. Still, I held off until Monday in a good faith gesture to Heritage but when more information kept coming out with silence from Heritage, well, it was all over for me. My heart felt heavy for I have been a Heritage Foundation member since 2002 and a follower of Heritage since long before that therefore, my phone call to Heritage, first thing this morning, was exceptionally bittersweet.
I love Jim DeMint and I love Mike Needham. I love being a Heritage Action Sentinel. For how long is yet to be determined, especially after the rather ugly announcementby Heritage’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Thomas A. Saunders, III that was then forwarded to Heritage Action Sentinels. (Bad Form, Mr Saunders. Not a good enough intro to the forward, Mike.)
I have absolutely NO REGRETS in pulling out of donating to Heritage Foundation over this debacle and especially for their torching Jim DeMint. Ben Domenech said it best on Twitter:
Trying to keep up with news of the day is difficult but I hop on and off of my Twitter feed to try to keep up throughout the day as time permits. Yet often, like today, I am behind the curve on news for it was not until I got home, sitting at the desktop that I read the NY Times article:
Jim DeMint has done an amazing job at Heritage Foundation. If he does want to step down because he had planned on being there a short while then fine. But if he is being ousted then I am not really happy therefore immediately made some calls and sent emails to Heritage connections about my thoughts.
Jim DeMint is an incredible voice of reason. He has well learned to school his feelings, to discipline himself in dignity and statesmanlike behavior. He is the reason people like me have found a voice in political discussions. He is the example we follow in temperance, patience, and in seeking goodwill for those with whom we disagree.
Like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, Jim DeMint understands how to #FrameTheDebate in moving policy ideas forward. He understands how to include We, The People, in the discussion of ideas and laying out policy so We, The People, can press forward in learning and coming to our own conclusions.
I am truly thankful for men and women of sound reasoning. Those who are not tossed about by every wind of change. Jim DeMint is one of those people. He is my hero.He is a man of great worth in this day and age when reason and decorum are sorely lacking in the current political climate.
Updated for paragraph spacing issues and tags on May 1, 2015.