User Profile: ohiograndma

ohiograndma

Member Since: June 09, 2011

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  • August 22, 2014 at 4:31pm

    I’m pretty much with the interpretation by barackapocalypseNOW, but as usual, this tragedy is another situation where people (including me) prejudge and then want to fight about what they don’t even know. I think the issue is NOT a simple “black and white;” it’s a certain subset of our culture who promotes an entirely different set of beliefs and rules than the rest of us. As long as we cover it up or make assumptions — as Holder so wants to do! — there will be no improvement and these things will keep happening. A huge percentage of us buy into the civilization we idealize: all of us living together peacefully, and prospering. Some of us think they don’t have a chance in this system and perpetuate that within their families and neighborhoods. I still believe anyone, of any persuasion, who is smart and educated and works hard has a place of honor in this country. Grandma is busy praying now.

  • [1] August 22, 2014 at 4:02pm

    Not interested in what this guy has to say. However, he does make me realize that I, too, have pre-judged. Because I’m a law and order person, I would prefer to see the police in the right. I don’t think this is quite the same as wanting to see “the perpetrator” in the wrong. Even though my pre-judgment says that protocol was followed, this is still a tragedy. I am sorry for all involved.

  • [2] August 8, 2014 at 10:03am

    Yes, I am old fashioned, traditional. A real man, with real fortitude, keeps the bad guys at bay by force of character. The world believed that George Bush would bomb the heck out of anybody that threatened US interests. The world believes that Barack Obama is weak and lacks resolve. Our planet is always at the mercy of crazies, but by his attitude, Obama has succinctly informed the lunatics of the world to do as they please. He will not stop them: “I will have more latitude after the election.” A president cannot sotto voce with the leader of Russia without the expectation of ensuing upheaval. The Ukraine, ISIS, Syria, Gaza, Boko Harum… all lay on Obama’s shoulders. He has bowed. We are broken.

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  • August 6, 2014 at 1:55pm

    Another reference to “congressional paralysis.” I’m puzzled by the use of this term when what it really is, is LACK OF LEADERSHIP. Obama is not a leader. Harry Reid’s not moving to consider bills presented by the House, as well as a ton of bad ideas, also contribute to the stalemate.

  • August 2, 2014 at 9:03am

    Optics. I have a very loud picture in MY mind: suffering American children next to suffering children in other countries. If individuals, organizations, churches want to assist suffering children in other countries, I am all for it. MY GOVERNMENT needs to address AMERICAN children’s needs. First and always. I have a strong stance that those inside the beltway, left and right, take the easy way out and throw money at problems – left and right! – without considering real solutions to anything. As long as their paycheck keeps coming, who cares? Meanwhile, the American people continue to suffer. The tax burden impedes our familial and local responsibilities, taking our personal choices away from us, while Chicago, Detroit, the border — and Ohio! suffer from lawlessness. Prayers for our people, our country and our government.

  • [3] July 27, 2014 at 8:06am

    Humph. This administration’s standard MO is what we used to call “Mind f*** 101,” back before I became a lady. The other term is gaslighting (from the 1938 British play “Gas Light” wherein a husband attempts to drive his wife crazy using a variety of tricks causing her to question her own perceptions and sanity.) So Kerry pretending/saying he is a true friend to Israel is belied by his actions.

  • [4] July 24, 2014 at 7:29am

    I’d like to know how many people actually think like these protesters. Do they believe the U.S. and Israel intentionally bomb innocents? Or that neither of our countries CARE about children??? It’s wicked. The protestors are hopelessly deceived.
    Israel/Palestine conflict is tragic. It breaks my heart. But there is no way you can listen to both sides speak and remain uncommitted to Israel.
    Constant prayers for peace from this grandma.

  • [8] July 20, 2014 at 10:52am

    Whoa, is that the truth! My favorite “misbehaving in church” story was not mine, but told to me when I apologized for my busy youngster. Apparently her little one crawled away under the pews before mama could stop her. The tot came back with a woman’s high heels! And the nice barefoot woman collected her shoes, smiling, after the service.

  • [1] July 19, 2014 at 8:48am

    Quite a lot of details missing here, but the heart of the story to me, is that a gun was used as deterrent. These sorts of stories are seldom in the news, since MSM likes to promote stronger gun controls. If the victim had not had a gun, he likely would have been killed. Certainly he was unable to call the police, which probably would not have arrived in time to save him, had he called them. So yes, owning a gun can be a great thing. Glad this gentleman was able to save himself and no one was killed. Hope the bad guys get the max for this attempted murder. Hmmm… would that be 3 squares a day and a home at last??

  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 8:20am

    cdn1979, of course you couldn’t possibly envision the cascading disaster that befalls us when the rest of the world is at war. And your experience would not allow you to grasp the concept that a strong leader, with strong military support, can keep events from conflating and overwhelming systems. Neither Jesus, Spiderman, FDR nor Voltaire hold any sway over you: “To whom much is given…..” If only your simple-minded view were true.

  • July 18, 2014 at 8:03am

    My first thought, too, yougotta! Are the American people paying for this? This seems an egregious dereliction. The President is not PAID to do fundraising, which seems all the more shocking when it is his go-to tactic post-crisis!

  • July 14, 2014 at 2:41pm

    HUGE failure in leadership, on both sides as far as I’m concerned. If your position is so well-founded, you ought to be able to persuade the opposition to at least SOME degree. I also reiterate my complaint: the laws are so long, so convoluted, that no one knows what’s in them. I think about the recent rejection of the President’s request for $3.7B aid for the border crisis and remember that the President doesn’t have much support because he has blatantly lied, time after time. “A pox on both your houses!” It’s like the La Brea Tar Pit inside the Beltway.

  • [5] July 13, 2014 at 12:40pm

    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
    John Adams (The Works of John Adams, ed. C. F. Adams, Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1851, 4:31)

    In reply to the contribution Atheists, Theists and the Establishment Clause

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  • [3] July 13, 2014 at 11:39am

    We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
    Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

    In reply to the contribution Atheists, Theists and the Establishment Clause

  • [3] July 13, 2014 at 11:38am

    Hmmm… it would be my guess that “most people” are in favor of recognizing a power that is higher (God) than YOU, Third.
    “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
    Patrick Henry

  • [2] July 7, 2014 at 12:42pm

    Oh, you bet, Chucky77! That’s exactly what they are! I am the most soft-hearted woman in the world but what is going on at our border stretches credibility. If you don’t think this is part of an orchestrated take-down of our nation, you have to be blind, deaf and dumb! Obama should get his Air Force One down to Mexico and tell Enrique Pena Nieto what’s what. If Nieto doesn’t start cooperating to stop these illegals at MEXICO’S southern border, AND eliminate crime (drugs, cartels, thugs, gunrunners, etc.) at the U.S. border, he should have the proverbial s*** storm on his hands as American soldiers are let loose down there!
    AND there should be international cooperation (how about $ from U.N.???) to address the issues of children and disease. OH! I’m on a rant!

  • June 14, 2014 at 1:06pm

    “We can’t do it for them.” butbutbut! As another hotbed falls to ISIL, power is consolidated with the terrorists, the ultimate goal being attacks on the USA! “It could eventually pose a threat to American interests.” You mean like the Americans trapped there NOW? Like the “9/11-ers” that are being put in place at this very moment? I don’t think anyone could second-guess Bushes approach because, where the ME is concerned, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. I do, however, believe that Obama is clueless in foreign policy. But the military understands what his policies have done to this nation. They will not forget.

  • June 3, 2014 at 4:17pm

    So. The WH apologized for the oversight. If it weren’t so typical, I’d be hyperventilating over it.

  • June 3, 2014 at 10:20am

    I am outraged! So mad I am spluttering and spitting! Bergdahl/Benghazi???? Meanwhile, our Marine in Mexico should be an easy fix and where is Obama orJohn Kerry on THAT??? I must now retire to my couch with a cold compress on my brow before I have an apoplectic fit.

  • [1] June 3, 2014 at 9:56am

    When I was younger, I saw life on earth as pyramid, with Man at the top. Then I got a dog, a dog of my heart, and I realized that she had skills I did not. After that I saw things differently. Genesis says “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Now I feel as though I “rule over”the earth as I “ruled over” my children, with love as well as awareness of their magnificence.

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