Gerty Please do not consider this a slight---rather, my pointing out how I sometimes get things so wrong.
I read your comment as: I really like that....not.
Huge difference from what you intended, I'm sure.
July 8 at 08:06 EST .
Notlongforhere posted on Main Page The Lobby This may seem like a strange topic for Independence Day but it is in my heart and on my mind. Do you ever think about Viet Nam? So many beautiful young Americans spilled their blood over there. So was it worth it. Viet Nam is now a member of Asean.
Viet Nam has joined with several other South East Asian nations with the intent to promote democratic and economic principles and policies.
So was it worth it, it would seem so.
God Bless America and Happy Birthday
July 4 at 17:01 EST .
Ole buzzard The people still live in a Communist dictatorship. Our mission there was to prevent that. But, as always, politicians had to use the war in order to gain political advantage, and the mission was not accomplished. In that respect, no, it was not worth it. We left with our tails between our legs.
Considering the loss of life and the loss of prestige, no, it was not worth it. Perhaps, one day, politicians will learn that when you unleash the dogs of war, you should let them finish their jobs.
July 5 at 22:57 EST .
Notlongforhere posted on Politics My nephew Jimmy was deep down in the dumps about the SCOTUS ruling on obamacare. I am an eternal optimist and had a gut feeling there was more to this then met the eye. I keep reading and looking for the answer and it began with Joseph Curl this morning writing for the Washington Times; Roberts to the rescue for Romney, the headline read. The forth paragraph was this: But they all missed the point, and, more, by looking purely at the political, missed the forest for the trees. He then went on to explain about the mandate being a tax and not a fee. Not just a tax but 21 and counting, something Obama did not want attached to Obamacare. I am sorry but my memory fails me but later in the day someone coined the word "Obamatax". I continued to read articles posted on Lucianne.com and discovered how completely CJ Roberts shafted Obama's plan. I do believe the Lord our Creator and sustainer hasn't given up on us yet. God Bless America and CJ Roberts. Thank you GW Bush.
Phooey Notlongforhere, thank you. Encouragement should be a daily goal(or duty ) for us all.
July 3 at 15:52 EST .
Gram77 If I could be just a speck of dust as good as Mother Theresa I possible gave accomplished what this asks of us. Thank you so much for the post.
July 4 at 09:03 EST .
Notlongforhere posted on Jokes While out camping in the rough the little girl went into the trees with her father to pee. While there a little boy stopped near by and did the same. The fathers thoughts were racing as to how to explain to his little girl when she looked up and said,"that's a handy thing to bring along camping".
DONAL Thank you so much! And thanks for taking the time to make the Klatch special--esp. this morning! I couldn't imagine what to post to open the day; you stepped up and found the perfect thing--how lovely it was! You're Queen-of-the-Klatch!
Wrightwinger I agree! There are several books by Lewis that contain his sermons, and his thoughts on the Almighty and redemption that are well worth the read. They are not light and frothy books, and show serious scholarship. He has made a great impression on me.
May 4 at 10:29 EST .
TexaTucky Thanks for the link. I have actually read Mere Christianity and some of C.S. Lewis' other books, but it's been many years. Might be a good idea to take another look.