Donate: Which Conservative Cause?

In today’s current political climate there is a revival of sorts going on in the Conservative movement. It reminds me of the Second Great Awakening, where churches popped up on every corner clamoring for members to be baptized in a particular congregation. So when a new friend asked me about my thoughts on where to participate and donate to help the conservative vision it seemed like posting here was a good place to start.
Often I give to the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) Candidates directly: https://www.senateconservatives.com/races  I know SCF vets those they endorse. If a candidate lies to them and votes contrary to conservative principles, they revoke support for that candidate. That is why I check to see who’s who and to support those candidates in particular. Jim DeMint started SCF. It is a consistently conservative organization. 
I have donated to David Horowitz’s Freedom Center because there are many great thinkers and writers on FrontPageMag.com, and David has so many irons in the fire to assault the lies of the left. My last big donation was for the archival quality volumes of The Black Book of the American Left. I have been a big fan of his since the 1990’s.
Currently I am donating to Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) because it seems like Jim DeMint understands what needs to be done. I do so waiting to see what good he is bringing about. He is working to unite an army of activists in supporting honorable men and women. As CPI bears good fruit, I will be increasing that donation. 
As a Heritage Action Sentinel, my donations there began slowly and to be honest, my donation is embarrassingly minimal. 
By subscribing to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV, I feel like my time and money is well spent being well educated about the things that matter most. I really believe in Glenn’s vision and am looking forward to increasing donations to his company, MercuryOne.org
 
A few years ago I decided to check myself from getting sucked into funding every good cause. There are many wonderful causes, groups, and sincere people doing marvelous things.  It was overwhelming. Therefore, I prayerfully made a conscious decision to reduce and simplify my life, and to know where to best donate.  In order to focus on what matters most to me, I choose to give more money to a few organizations. 
Hope these thoughts are helpful. 
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Dirty Jobs: Honey-do loves them

One of the great things about Honey-do is he cannot stand to pay anyone for something he can do himself. And he really cannot stand to call anyone to do something if he has not gone at it to see if he can do it first. It has been a blessing and a curse over the years, so you can imagine how thrilled I am that today it was a blessing! It was a savings of $399  because Honey-do was able to fix the washer.

One thing that I truly appreciate about Honey-do is he is educated and skilled. He grew up with parents who lived by the adage, Fix it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Over the years my Honey-do has saved us thousands of dollars because of his ability and desire to learn how to build and fix things.

That leads me to Mike Rowe and MikeRoweWorks.com (that now switches you over to profoundlydisconneted.com).

“The mikeroweWORKS Foundation started the Profoundly Disconnected® campaign to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success. The Skills Gap is here, and if we don’t close it, it’ll swallow us all. Which is a long way of saying, we could use your help… “

 

Rewatching the Mike Rowe conversation on The Best of Beck at TheBlaze.com really made me thankful for the gifts and talents of Honey-do, and for his love for the principle of work. 

Here is the link to the story about the Rowe/Beck conversation from October 23, 2013:

Be sure to go to profoundlydisconnected.com to check out the latest from Mike Rowe’s scholarship program. Check out The Shop too!

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Returning The Favor

Dana’s last day at The Blaze

Having missed the announcement Monday, it came as a surprise that Dana Loesch is not renewing her contract with The Blaze. It was wonderful to see Glenn Beck show up for her last few moments on her last show today, and witness their tender exchange.

How totally rockin’ it was to see her as Darth Vaderess: 

Watch: A fond farewell to Dana Loesch from all of us at The Blaze

What a great team of people Glenn has put together and how lovely to see him let people go, with joy – though bittersweet, so they can spread their wings. Today’s show was a testament to the tenderness of hearts and cameraderie at The Blaze

Best wishes, Dana! Look forward to your January revelation of plans for 2018. Until then, God Bless you and yours! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

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Beck is back with #TheChalkboard

GlennBeck is back with his best ever blackboards, loving refered to as #TheChalkboard. And it could not have been revived at a better time in history. 

Enjoy! And remember, there is nothing as great as having TheBlaze.com On Demand! 

Timeline: Here’s what we know about Fusion GPS and the Trump dossier

Timeline: What you need to know about Uranium One

 

Watch: Here’s what you should know about the Declaration of Independence

 

 

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Pat Gray UNLEASHED & Sidekick Jeffy

Unwinding from the day with Pat Gray and Jeffy on The Blaze. I did not get to see the whole radio-television broadcast earlier so it has been fun to catch up now on my Roku Player. 

Nice to laugh and chuckle with the guys. What a joyful, lighthearted show. Should have been taking notes so I could recount the funnies here but as I am unwinding, I could not be bothered to do so because I got distracted when they started talking Studio C.

Here’s where my mind went: 

And here: 

And here …. and  I could go on and on!

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Growth and Change: Glenn Beck

Years ago a young man gave a talk about being called Green and Greenie. It is an affectionate term that often refers to the newest and least experienced person on the team or in the group. After several years had passed he said people continued to refer to him as Green and he took it as a significant compliment. 

Green is the color of springtime. It means new growth and growing,” he said. “It means I am not old, dried out, or dead.”

When I hear people flippantly or pointedly go after Glenn Beck for his company shake ups and changes in his programming or The Blaze, that story comes to my mind. Glenn’s business is like a green garden filled with incredible variety. It is growing and changing with the seasons.  It is not an old, dried out, or dead garden. It is very much alive. It is prone to experiencing what every good gardner knows must happen to a properly tended garden: pruning.

Perhaps if people, society in general, and especially the MSM, had more experience as Green Gardeners, they too would become skilled pruners in thought, word, and deed. Then they could recognize and understand the patient, perseverant nature of a Master Gardener in the making as he learns how to better tend to his garden. 

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Random Asides:

  • Oh yeah, I LOVE Pat Gray: Unleashed.
  • I watch The Blaze on Roku.
  • Ususally leave The Blaze running ALL DAY because I really enjoy it.
  • And yes, I listen to the repeats during the day, oh yes I do.
  • I do miss Raj, Buck, Tara, Will, and so many others.
  • Love the archives and specials!
  • The Serials are fantastic and downloadable.
  • Oh yeah, and Shootin’ Time on Saturdays!
  • Got a big kick out of Independence USA. 

 

 

Musical Eclipse Songs

While getting my hair done today, Teles, the receptionist and assistant extraordinaire at Root Salon, got talking about eclipse songs. He started singing Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart and of course, it got into everyone’s head as we tried to remember the words. 

One of the first songs that popped into my mind was Spaceman by Harry Nillson. Nothing about eclipse in the song but it is about space. It makes me wonder what the total eclipse would look like from that perspective. 

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