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ohiograndma

Member Since: June 09, 2011

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  • October 20, 2014 at 11:30pm

    So interesting! Especially because I had a conversation with my 30-year- old about this topic today. I contended that the value of school was not socialization, but learning to get along in society with all its dysfunction, which is quite different. This is particularly true when a parent has a higher standard for his child, both in terms of academic achievement and character, than does the school. What a challenge! But one should never lose hope. I still believe the family is stronger than any institution.

  • [1] October 17, 2014 at 6:02pm

    The Klain appointment is mind-boggling. What is needed is someone who knows about stopping pandemics and can coordinate efforts. President Obama has to be either patently evil or utterly inept. I was stunned to find out that the CDC has no jurisdiction over hospitals in terms of continuing education and preparedness. Shouldn’t there be coordination with police, too? There has to be a plan to quarantine, right? And a phalanx of researchers studying ebola and reporting on the potential for mutation? Who has been working on a cure? Or maybe a method of earlier detection? I would like to know what the treatment is, how different it is from what is done in Africa. I understand that hydration is a significant aspect of treatment; is that lacking in those countries experiencing an outbreak? For example, I don’t think anyone I know is likely to eat ebola-tainted meat, or have sex with someone who tested positive for ebola, but is this a common method of transmission in the African countries? The absolute lack of information and competency is shocking. Worse, I am less concerned about ebola specifically, than I am at our lack of preparedness for a more contagious outbreak. I wish I had any faith in my government AT ALL.

  • [1] September 29, 2014 at 5:16pm

    What makes me crazy about the Climate Change contingent is that they seem to believe we can all cooperate and make a difference in the climate. I don’t mind being a good steward. But I DO mind somebody taking my money on the pretext that they can do something to change the climate. I also get my panties in a twist because there is so much time and energy spent on this debate when I am more interested in what we will do IF this happens, or WHEN that happens. What are our options if the NE got snow in July, , just like the year without a summer: 1816.

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  • [2] September 29, 2014 at 10:25am

    There was an AP article in the paper this morning, quoting Obama on this. I had a hard time not screaming and taking the Lord’s name in vain. What are we? “Good Germans?!?” Obama flat out LIED. We ALL knew what was going to happen when he pulled the troops from Iraq and “ended the war.” We’ve ALL read what his advisors said, what the generals said. It has come to pass EXACTLY as we expected it to do! WHY in the world isn’t he called out on this? How in the WORLD can the AP allow such an article to be published? It’s completely outrageous. Egregious. Preposterous! Let me borrow a famous phrase and relate it to whether Obama is smart or stupid: “At this point, what does it matter?” Look what he has done to us.

  • [3] August 27, 2014 at 7:55am

    1) Has anyone noticed that Obama looks TERRIBLE? Every president ages a lot in office, but I think Barack went from kind of young and athletic to looking old and decrepit. I personally believe this president has perpetrated intentional evil on this country, but my soft heart has to wonder if he now is questioning, “What’s wrong? Don’t they love me? They’re supposed to LOVE ME!” Yes, he may be the worst president we’ve ever had, but I believe he lives in a fantasy world not only more than most presidents, but more than most people. He has no clue how the real world actually works. 2) 21 Million+ veterans in this country, most of whom would be ready to take up arms in her defense if necessary – at least to stand in the doorway of their own homes and say, “you shall not pass.” We should all be heartened as we look at the faces of these heroes.

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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.

  • [6] 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

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