Wednesday, January 28, 2015

First Lady’s Fashion Choice Stirs Up Global Controversy By Defying Saudi Arabian ‘Modesty’



Michelle Obama has outraged the Muslims in Saudi Arabia and throughout the world for not wearing a hijab or head cover.

She looks presentable to me.
However, it's all in good to be brave when you have the secret service backing you up.  I don't think it would have bode well, had she been an average American woman, or a Saudi Arabian woman standing there without her "hijab."

Both would not have survived the day.

Who believes that she did the right thing?  Or did she dishonor the Saudi Arabian men?  Do you think an American woman or any non-Muslim woman should be forced to wear hijabs when in Muslim countries? Or Mosques?

Quite frankly, hijabs and burkas are just another form of oppression. But if that's what they want to wear, so be it. But it shouldn't be forced upon them. It should be a choice.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Obama continues to cozy up to U.N. gun ban treaty


This is a long post, but if you want to protect your right to "Bear Arms" it might enlighten you.

President Barack Obama is continuing his push to disarm Americans as he arms himself with the United Nation's Arms Trade Treaty – a treaty the NRA says would undermine the constitutional protection under the Second Amendment that guarantees U.S. citizens the right to bear arms.

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is alerting Americans of the commander-in-chief's latest attempt to disarm Americans and their fundamental right to protect themselves.

"When Barack Obama signed the U.N. gun ban treaty last year, he invited global gun banners to carve up our constitutional freedom," NRA-ILA's Dan Weber warns. "Now, Obama is using the full force of the international community to pressure our U.S. senators into replacing our Second Amendment rights with U.N.-style gun control."

Working with socialist-leaning European leaders this month to spur an international movement empowering governments to disarm citizens, Obama is looking to join a global push for gun control.

"Earlier this year, Obama conspired with the European Union to issue an international declaration demanding immediate 'disarmament and arms control' under the United Nations gun ban treaty," Weber reports. "Obama and his anti-gun European allies vowed to ensure every nation's 'entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty.'"

Obama bypassing senators … again?

After seeing potential obstacles ahead, Obama has again set his eyes on fast-tracking his agenda by reportedly bypassing the checks and balances by which he vowed to uphold as president.

"And that's not all," Weber continued. "In a meeting of non-governmental organizations and U.N. officials, Obama's Assistant Secretary of State declared that the White House is 'already implementing the treaty' without Senate ratification!"

NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox warns Americans that this latest straight-arm by the president to push past the democratic process once again is no ruse.

"Make no mistake," Cox exhorts Americans. "If the U.S. Senate fails to stand strong against the U.N. gun ban treaty and fight back against every backdoor attempt by the Obama administration to implement it, we will lose our gun rights and effectively lose our national sovereignty."

Weber explains why he considers this latest move by the White House so dangerous to Americans who understand the importance of the fundamental right to bear arms and the dire nature of the government's move to render its citizens defenseless.

"That's because the U.N. gun ban treaty would establish a permanent international gun control bureaucracy within the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs to oversee and influence gun policy in all nations," Weber points out.

In addition to stripping away Americans' right to protect themselves, he believes the international treaty would invade the privacy of the remaining citizens who manage to still possess firearms.

"It would also set the stage for an international gun registration system which in turn could pave the way for the eventual banning and confiscation of firearms," Weber informs. "In fact, under the treaty's guidelines, the United States government could be required, as a condition of importing firearms from other countries, to provide the exporting countries with the most sensitive, personal information of American gun owners."

Point of no return?

Cox insists that if Americans stand blindly by as Obama attempts this move, they will see their constitutional rights swept out from under their feet … again.

"Gun owners and freedom-loving Americans need to remind their senators that they work for us, NOT Barack Obama and NOT international gun ban zealots," says Cox. "And the best way we can do that is by signing NRA's official petition to the U.S. Senate."

According to Cox, the NRA has battled for more than 15 years against the adoption of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty so that it won't trample the Bill of Rights that have been upheld in America for centuries.

"In all of that time [the past 15 years], we've never faced a president as dangerous as Barack Obama who is willing to lock arms with international tyrants against you, me and our constitutional freedom," the NRA-ILA spokesman contends.

Cox insists that Americans' national sovereignty and Second Amendment freedom have never been more in jeopardy than now. He stresses that if the Senate isn't persuaded to stand up to the president against his push for the U.N. treaty, America could hit the point of no return.

"If the U.N. gun ban treaty is ever ratified into law, or implemented by Obama behind the scenes, we may never get a second chance to save the Second Amendment," Cox concludes.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Still not too late to view Comet Lovejoy

My husband has been following the progress of this beautiful comet for a while on the net, and we've yet to see it, because we have had constant cloud cover, grrrrr......  So this is good news.


Named after the astronomer, Comet Lovejoy passed closest to Earth January 7th, at a distance of 44 million miles.



Although the comet is now moving away from our planet, its brightness is still increasing a bit. That's because it doesn't reach perihelion, its closest distance to the Sun, until January 30th. After that date, the comet will slowly dim and fade from the Earth's point of view.

To the average observer, it means the added brightness will allow us to check it out for a little longer.

WHAT YOU NEED

Since the night sky will be free of moonlight until the next waxing moon arrives after Jan 24, this is the perfect time to try viewing the comet.

A low-power, wide-field telescope is optional, but many amateur astronomers are getting a great view using a pair of good binoculars.

The darker the sky the better. If you're in the city or even a large town with lots of lights, you'll need to move to the suburbs, or any area free of ambient light. The comet will be higher than the mountain tops so not worry there.

WHERE TO LOOK

The comet currently lies in the eastern part of Aries, the Ram, but is easier to track down using the more conspicuous stars of Taurus the Bull.

During the evenings, you can find Comet Lovejoy around 8° west-southwest of the Pleiades star cluster. See chart below from Astronomy Magazine.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Duke University Cancels Plans for Muslim Call to Prayer

Duke University has canceled plans to use the school's famous chapel bell tower for a weekly, amplified Muslim call to prayer.
The university was set to broadcast a weekly call to prayer, also known as adhan, on its campus starting Jan. 16, but said Thursday they reconsidered the plan.
Before Duke reversed its decision, Franklin Graham spoke out against its plan to allow the Muslim call to prayer be broadcast from the school’s chapel tower. Click to hear those comments
"Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students," Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, said. "However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect."
Duke, which was founded in the late 19th century, was founded by Methodists and Quakers and its divinity school has historically been connected to the United Methodist Church. The possibility of the call to prayer broadcast outraged some in the Christian community.
Evangelist Franklin Graham blasted the school over the Muslim call to prayer.
"As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn't submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism," Graham said Wednesday.
Graham urged Duke alumni to withhold support because of Muslim violence against Christians.
Under the canceled plan, members of the school's Muslim Students Association would have recited the call lasting about three minutes from the bell tower.
Meanwhile, various Christian denominations hold prayer and worship services in the chapel. The school also allows Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists to hold services on campus.
Graham later said the university made the right decision to cancel the prayer. 
Yes!  Praise God for godly men who still stand up for what is right.  This is becoming such a battle with "Christian" university submitting to Islam.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Quilts of Love | MASTERPIECE MARRIAGE – Kindle Giveaway!

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for review, and the opinions are my own.


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He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?

After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.

Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.

Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?

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I thought I would be bit bored reading another romance novel, however, this one caught me by surprise.  The characters are quite compelling. A love/hate relationship. It was a joy to read how each character immediately sized up the other person and the negative feelings and thoughts just flowed in their minds.  The battle of wills had begun.

Mary's true British characteristics were brilliantly described.  Such a contrast to how American women behaved in that era.  Americans are more bold and approach things with great alacrity, a quality that can be a bit overpowering if one is not used to it.  Mary had to overlook a few things when it came her American friends.

Zenus, a godly man, was also mistaken for being someone harsh and unapproachable. And was regarded with disdain and dislike.  People are too quick to jump to conclusion, which brings up the that old adage of "First Impressions."

A delightful book to read.  


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Gina Welborn is the author of several novels and novellas, including "The Heiress’s Courtship." She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; the president of Faith, Hope and Love; and a founding member of InkwellInspirations.com. She lives in Cache, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband and their five children. Visit her online at GinaWelborn.com.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

And who is the missing "leader?"





Leaders from dozens of countries arrive in France in an extraordinary display of global unity, while tens of thousands stream into the heart of Paris to honor the victims killed by Islamist extremists last week.

AND where is the POTUS?

Take a note Ferguson protestors and morons alike, this is what a peaceful protest looks like.  No looting, shooting or killing going on.