Very nice :-) We were at my mom's this weekend and watched her hummingbirds. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are the only ones around here. I think y'all have a bigger selection than we do in the middle of the country. Which ones do you have? Anna's, Rufous, Black-chinned, Calliope? They are all just beautiful.
Have you seen some of the helmets HeeHee!!! We won't be getting one ourselves but I bet it would be interesting!
 May 27, 2015 at 10:10pm
If you want to help the poor give your change to the gas station attendant, the girl at the mocha stand, or the guy at the car wash…..
These people work very hard for very little…
Help those who don’t ask, and work for a living…….
Teach a man to fish and help him a bit until he gets proficient :-)
Evening Peeps. Hope you and yours are doing well.
We're enjoying a perfect Spring Evening here in the Northwest....
I'm out on the porch with a cold lemonade watching the hummingbirds zip .... :0)
I was just having a “discussion” on FB when our local NBC station announced that all students in Lee County Florida were going to get “free” lunches next school year regardless of need….77 schools.
I said that the government wasn’t providing them .. the taxpayer is and that it is indoctrination … to make kids think they should be fed by the government aka taxpayers. Of course I was attacked .. And being a proponent of free speech NBC-2 deleted my posts. I was not attacking anyone. … I was being attacked as mean, heartless, etc. I was clear that those in need should be fed but it is not the governments job to feed everyone. But my views didn’t fit the progressive mantra of NBC. From local affiliates all the way to the top.
$800/wk X 52 wks = $41,600/yr. Tax free. I give them nothing, since others are fulfilling their warm fuzzies thinking they are helping. Give to your church, through your employer, the Red Cross, etc.
I love your suggestion!!! Thanks for the very wise post. THAT is exactly what I will do!
Oh cool, you beat the internet!
the last boss fight is supposed to be really hard.
Charities that actually help those in need.
Screw the corner beggar.
And yet you are not allowed to take tips at work.
Your exactly right. Easier and better to give a little extra tip to a waiter or a attendant giving great service then to waste your money on a conniving vagrant.. That's what most have become. I pointed this out before our area river rat's here. Loved to play the "Homeless vet" and wear Veterans hats or some military branch hat. Until they started to get called out on it. Now the same have gone back to the "homeless dad need work"...
I give working people money all the time because I feel like it encourages them to work for a living.
We had a jerk here who had been begging at an on ramp for I79 for over two years. Eventually, someone got suspicious and investigated this guy. As it turns out, he lived in Parkersburg, WV, had a home worth well over $300,000, five vehicles, the least expensive being a Lincoln Navigator, three kids and a wife that was working, making over $65,000 a year. He’s in prison right now, but not because of his begging. It turned out he was getting public assistance as well. Went up on welfare fraud.
That's it! From now on I mug only homeless people!
Gas station attendants? Where do they hide? I haven't seen any in SC. ooh,,, NJ!
I'll continue to give this homeless man money, for a reason: he didn't have a credit card on him.
The small city I live near has beggars all over the place. It’s essentially a sanctuary city for beggars and homeless…and yes, run by Progressives. For some reason Liberals don’t mind going out on the downtown mall of nice brick paved streets closed to cars…and gong from the fine Tapas restaurants to the theater…all through a gauntlet of beggars and bums.
Fine with me, Liberals can live that way, it’s a free country; BUT, not one of the businesses get a dollar of my money downtown because I refuse to subject myself to such a societal contradiction. Only a Progressive can happily eat a great meal and have cocktails sitting in outdoor seating, looking just across the way 75 feet at the homeless beggars who are watching them all the while…and waiting for them to leave to beg them for money. I think it’s because Progressives are elitists…lifting their nose and walking past the downtrodden is second nature to them.
Cops should run off all the beggars at intersections citing safety for the drivers in traffic and the beggar himself. At any moment a person could lose focus and run up on a median and over a beggar. Beggars are distractions from traffic signals and traffic signs, making traffic at an intersection inherently more dangerous.
When you create a friendly environment for beggars (and many of these people do it for a living obviously), the word gets around and next thing you know beggars from all around are flocking to your city.
Read “Under the Overpass”. It’s about two young men that left their nice homes with only their guitars, backpacks, and sleeping bags to see what it’s like to be homeless. It was quite eye opening for Christians. One thing they said, I thought was good, was that you shouldn’t give the beggars money, but instead purchase the McDonalds, Burger King, etc.. gift booklets. The kind you can tear out a sheet and give to the homeless person letting them go have a free meal. The cash (most likely) would be spent on drugs or alcohol.
We'd always pray for homeless people as we drive by but we were always afraid to give them cash. We came up with a solution that works well for our family and now even our church does it. We call them "Homeless Blessing Bags" and we take a big Ziplock and load it with non-perishable food such as beef jerky, pre-packaged snacks and a bottle of water. Additionally, we printed up nice cards with contact information on one side about our local homeless shelter (Springs Rescue Mission) and on the other side we have encouraging scripture verses. We keep these bags in our vehicles and we hand them out every time we see someone who is homeless. Our church now has "Blessing Bag" stuffing events so that we have plenty of bags in our vehicles to give as needed.
Hey democrats never let a good crisis go to waste,
Time to hand out W2's, W4's and 1040 EZ's to the beggars.
But it’s ok for Presidents, Senators, and Congressmen to leave office as multi-millionaires…
 May 27, 2015 at 2:44pm
If Chicago went a full day WTHOUT gunfire….. THAT would be news…..
God is a imaginary friend, and you can love whom ever you want.
It's An....... An imaginary friend....
A dog....An elephant....
A friend....An image
A fool... An idiot....
See how that works??
I wish I could help you find Jesus DFD... But seeing how unlikely that is, I decided to try and help you with your poor grammar.....
Hi Jen.. :0)
Is your son graduating this year or next?
Our youngest Daughter, Julianna is graduating this year and is going to College in the fall to become a Nurse...
I love stories like this... Where we get to see our best and brightest young folks, rather than focusing on worst thugs this world has to offer.......
Love and Hugs from the Pacific Northwest... :0)
Good Morning AllPeople:) my son graduates next year. Congrats to you and your daughter! This boy is a precious warrior for Christ. Stories like this bring joy to my heart. His parents should be so proud. Love your heart. XO
 May 25, 2015 at 3:06pm
Indiana Jones: “Dad…. You were never there for me”
Dr. Jones: “I taught you self-reliance”
 May 25, 2015 at 2:20pm
I am one with my Brothers and Sisters in Christ…
Regardless of color or Nationality…..
 May 25, 2015 at 1:59pm
People are dead and suffering and the best you can do is a snide remark about States Rights??
Prayers to my Brothers and Sisters on both sides of the border…..
This has been answered so many times by various people you’re just not paying attention.
People who want to marry children don’t count because the children don’t consent to being married. Even if they do at the time, a kid doesn’t know what he or she really wants and they’re easily manipulated. This goes for animals too.
As for brother/sister, and polygamy for that matter, sure I have no problem with it. I might find it weird, but it doesn’t affect me. I don’t think it is the government’s role to determine which marriages are valid or not, and I don’t think it’s their role to intrude on peoples’ personal lives.
Withmy89vision, I think brother-sister marriage is and should remain illegal is because one could reasonably assume that one or both parties is would not decide to marry a sibling except for the presence of mental defect, therefore implying some sort of disadvantage or victimization.
Why would one have to reasonably assume one of the siblings has a mental disorder in order for an incestuous marriage? And stopping incest marriage doesn’t stop incest, so who cares if some priest in some small town you’ve never heard of performs some vows for a brother and sister?
And then not allowing people to marry based on mental disability is a slippery slope. What other mental illnesses would stop you from marrying? Bipolar disorder, since you might be in a manic state? Depression, because you might just be going along with whatever? OCD, because being married might just be something you obsess about and you aren’t worried about who you’re marrying?
That's why I'm also against this idea for trying to prevent those with mental illnesses from getting guns. Anyone can be diagnosed with something given the right doctor. That's going to be a sneaky way to pass gun control.
 May 24, 2015 at 1:48pm
Thank you for pointing out that if we give in to Gay Marriage, it won’t stop there, but will continue to “evolve” with more wickedness…..
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Hi Political PhD….
Glad you’re losing weight…. There’s really nothing I can do about the fact that my skin is Black…..
Thanks for the ridicule…. :0)
May 24, 2015 at 12:36pm
Happy Birthday Prov1… :0)
 May 24, 2015 at 12:19pm
Dancing is aerobic…. Dancing is a great way to lose weight…. Ridicule causes depression…. Depression causes overweight folks to eat….
The kindness shown to this man gives hope to all of us who feel inferior….
Ridicule and condemnation can be an effective tool to curb bad behavior, but Love and kindness can also work wonders….
I’ll check out “whiplash” as I’m always interested in great messages that help to heal the human condition….