olde_fashioned: (P&P2 -- Mr. Collins ?!?!!!)
This just makes me angry:

17 Year Old Disabled Boy Brutalized By 20 Cops For "Disrespect"

Yet another feather in the cap of police brutality. Why isn't this on national news? Why isn't there public outcry? Why aren't those responsible being thrown in the slammer and suspended without pay (or better yet, FIRED??)? Oh wait--cops get to do whatever the heck they want. This is America. I forgot.

The best part? They charged the kid with assault.

What is happening to this country? Forget rolling over; our Founding Fathers would be weeping and sobbing in their graves if they knew what we'd come to.

Better watch your mouths, peeps. Apparently any misconstrued utterance coming from your mouth overheard by a "peace officer" can get the crap beat out of you.
olde_fashioned: (American courage -- Washington crossing)
THIS is just wrong, on so many levels...but even worse is the sneaky way of trying to enforce disarmament. And just for the sake of clarity, that means they take our guns away, kiddies...leaving us defenseless and at the mercy of evildoers.

Sound like fun?

If you do nothing else today, please read this, and then do something about it--even if it's as small as sharing it on your blog or passing the info on in an email. Every little bit counts. (And PRAY!)

United we stand.

NOTE: I don't have time for trolls; inflammatory comments WILL be deleted.

olde_fashioned: (American faith -- prayer at Valley Forge)
For the conservative members of my reader base, or those of you who are concerned about the idea of mandatory national health care, the fate of this country and our God-given right to liberty:

House Vote On ObamaCare Scheduled

The (Unfortunately Necessary) Disclaimer: I get unfriended by people every single time I post something religious, controversial, or political. If you're not familiar with my values and opinions by now, or if what I'm about to post is offensive to you, then that's fine. You're more than welcome to reply, but please be polite and respectful (of me, my God, my beliefs, as well as my other readers), and please don't leave me a melodramatic comment about how disgusting I am, quibbling over my tag usage, or making a dramatic exit as you defriend me in an enraged huff. Remember my profile was there BEFORE you friended me, and this is, after all, my blog. For the time being at least, I can still say what I want on it. ;-P
(Because my life is dramatic enough without any online nonsense!)

Now that I've gotten that little bit of disagreeable business out of the way, here are some bits and pieces from the above article. If you read nothing else please at least read these following excerpts:
"The Senate-passed version would allow the ATF to troll your confidential medical records"...

Guess this doesn't fit under "unlawful search and seizure"...Land of the Free, welcome to the Land of the Legal Loopholes! Let's just pry into everyone's personal records and make one big database out of all their information, because that's such a brilliant idea and of course that will keep it safe from all harm! *coughHACKERS?cough*

"The bill your Representative will be voting on still contains virtually all of the bribes that made the Senate version such a disgusting spectacle."

Oh wow, now I can totally rest assured that the economy will be on an upswing after this little gem passes. The government has done such a fantastic job with all our money, being so responsible and all! Let's just give them truckloads more, shall we? Because of course our always honest and ever-trustworthy elected officials know how to spend our hard-earned money much better than we do.

And this is most particularly alarming --
"...the bill [...] would increase the cost of private insurance [...] and require, under penalty of imprisonment, that you buy it.

If that doesn't scare people or at the very least raise a few eyebrows, then they're probably either already living in a nation with decreased freedoms, or may need to think about relocating to one such country, because obviously the hard-won liberty that has made this nation as great as it is aren't being valued by its citizens.

And of course I saved the best for last...

"...the will of the people, who according to the latest polls, overwhelmingly oppose this legislation..."

What ever happened to vox populi, vox dei?? Not that I personally believe that that's true from a religious standpoint, but from a political standpoint I most certainly do. So ask you, what is the point of having ELECTED officials (sans BHO's czars, of course. *sighs and shakes head* Thanks a lot, GWB, for setting such a delightful precedent of sidestepping the American people and trampling on the checks and balances!), if those very same individuals blatantly ignore the wishes of their constituents??? Let's flood them with emails, harass them with calls, and annoy them by expressing that God-given American right of freedom of speech! Click the appropriate link in the article linked above to do just that.

And what, has everyone forgotten how to spell the word RECALL? California did it to Gray Davis in 2003, so why can't we as a nation do it again with those heedless "employees" of We the People? Politicians are like children -- why would they dream of obeying, if we, like so many parents, are all bark and no bite?

Socialism sound like fun, anyone? I don't know about you but I for one don't want to go to jail simply because I committed the heinous crime of neglecting to buy health care for myself!! Jail is supposed to be for bad people -- you know, like murderers, rapists, and child molesters? Oh wait! I forgot! Those are the people we let out early for good behaviour -- it's those dangerous Martha Stewarts of this world that need to be locked up.

It's a funny world we live in.

olde_fashioned: (American -- Prayer at Valley Forge)
Wow, patriotism is a sin?

I wonder if the Founding Fathers ever thought they should have protected our right to display an American flag by putting it into writing.

Any bets that no one would have dared complain if this woman had decided to hang a gay rights flag instead of the always-evil and ever-dreaded American flag? It's such a symbol of tyranny and opression wherever you go!

I humbly submit that if having an American flag offends you so much, you go back to wherever you came from, or take the first flight out of the US.

What next?

Nevermind, I don't think I want to know. *headhands*

Woman Upset After American Flag Taken Down At Work


Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?

For one Arlington woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.

Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.

When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. "I was just totally speechless. I was like, 'You're kidding me,'" McLucas said.

McLucas' husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.

Stifling a cry, McLucas said, "I just wonder if all those young men and women over there are really doing this for nothing."

McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa. McLucas said that supervisor took down the flag herself.

"The flag and the pole had been placed on the floor," McLucas said. But McLucas also said hospital higher-ups had told her some patients' families and visitors had also complained.

"I was told it wouldn't matter if it was only one person," she said. "It would have to come down."

McLucas said hospital bosses told her as far as patriotism was concerned, the flag flying outside the hospital building would have to suffice.

"I find it very frightening because if I can't display my flag," McLucas asked, "whatother freedoms will I lose before all is said and done?"

Read the rest of the story HERE.

olde_fashioned: (America the beautiful (a))
...I love our Navy!!! ♥

If I was this guy, I think I'd be hugging every US Navy man in sight!! :-D

Hostage captain rescued; Navy snipers kill 3 pirates

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olde_fashioned: (N&S -- Margaret black despair)
Why is it so many Christians seem to die in car accidents? First Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter, now Greg Laurie's son? This is so very very sad and tragic. :-(

Christopher Laurie, son of Greg Laurie of Harvest Crusade fame and pastor of the Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, was killed Thursday in a car accident. Christopher was 33 years old, married, had a two-year-old daughter and another on the way.

The whole family could use a lot of prayers right now. They are asking that instead of sending flowers that you donate to a foundation to provide for the widow and children. Their unborn daughter will never meet her father. :'-(

Read Greg Laurie's church's official statment and a News Article on the accident. The first has a picture of Christopher and his family.
olde_fashioned: (N&S -- Margaret black despair)
This is so incredibly sad. I honestly don't know what to say other than I hope God keeps this family from being torn apart by grief and guilt. I've enjoyed his music for years and I know that he loves his kids.

Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman's 5 year old daughter Maria was run over and killed by a car driven by her older teenaged brother in a terrible accident which was witnessed by two of the other children. I cannot imagine what they are going through and this entire family needs as many prayers as they can get.

The first article has a photo of her. Click HERE and HERE


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