Three days and Five Packages

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….. 

 

…..to be continued. 

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The Debacle: Still working through it

Research. More research. Extensive and ongoing research. I did search Jim DeMint on RushLimbaugh.com. Quoting extensively from What is Conservatism in the Age of Trump? let us begin with this fabulous quote from El Rushbo: 

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? 

And I also found this great interview on Rush:

Ed Feulner and Jim DeMint on the Future

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What a stinkin’ week in D.C.

Yeah. So yammer, yammer, yammer, “like a divorce” yammer, yammer what side of the family do you choose? Yammer, Yammer, yammer, “we may never know what happened behind closed doors”, yammer, yammer.

Oh yeah. We do. Heritage’s Saunders torched DeMint and who from Heritage has come forward to right that wrong. Yeah. The yammering goes on as if nothing happened so let’s all move on. 

No. Let’s not buy into the yammer, yammer, spin and let’s call Ugly Torching of Jim DeMint in the Saunders news release the Ugly that it is so Heritage does not do that sort of Ugly to anyone again.

Now, let’s move on. 

Stinkin’ Omnibus. Stinking Progressive Republican Leadership. Stinking Progressive Republicans who vote for it. Argh! (What line of Progressive does Marco Rubio vote on?) 

Stinkin’ “…Executive Order on Religious Liberty Is Worse Than Useless.”

Stinkin’ The Not Repeal AHCA that is, allegedly, better than Obamacare has a snowball’s chance of ever becoming #FullRepeal in the Senate, allegedly. 

Yeah. like a divorce. Only the children suffer. 

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Liars, Progressives, and OmnibusHell vs the Consistent Conservative: Jim DeMint

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.

On a positive note: The best part of my day was reading A Grateful Yet Regretful Farewell To Heritage’s Jim DeMint

 

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Pulling my Heritage Donation is Good News for…

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 announcement by 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:

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.02.24 PMTHE GOOD NEWS…

The good news is I can now spread some of that Heritage donation money around to PragerU.com, Sons Of Liberty International, Hillsdale CollegeMercuryOne.org  and maybe even Star Parker’s UrbanCure.org. And of course that means more to rid the House and Senate of Progressive Republicans by donating to Senate Conservatives Fund. (They help clean the House too!) 

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Oh yeah. The powder is dry…

Unbearable to read, let alone post, it is distressing that for days we are forced to wait to know what is real and what is overplayed in this public relations debacle. 

What a waste of a weekend and now a Monday, full of more dirty laundry when the focus ought to be on Progressive Republican Leadership (#PRL).

A friend of mine suggested that we “keep our powder dry” and, allegedly, “this is not an establishment strikes back.”

Oh yeah. The powder is dry, really dry. And there is capital to purchase more. 

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From @MikeLeeforUtah on Twitter.com 

 

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Jim DeMint is My Hero

Version 2Trying 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: 

I thought my head would explode. So calming myself I checked through my twitter feed, then reached out to a few people to learn more.

One connection sent me this link, a softer piece, from The Hill: 

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. 

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