January 08, 2010

You Reap What You Sow

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Good morning said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground..

The man slowly looked up.  


This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new.. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.  


His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before..  "Leave me alone," he growled....  


To his amazement, the woman continued standing.  


She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. "Are you hungry?" she asked.  


"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away."  


The woman's smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.  


"What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.  


Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..  


"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?"  


The officer scratched his head.  "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"  


"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."  


"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!"  Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up.  "Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything."

" This is a good deal for you, Jack" the officer answered. "Don't blow it."  


Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner.  It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived....  


The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table.  "What's going on here, officer?" he asked.  "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"  


"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.  


"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business.."  


Old Jack smiled a toothless grin.  "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place."    


The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled.. "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"  


"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."  


"And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"  


"What business is that of yours?"  


I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."  




The woman smiled again. "I thought that might make a difference."  She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"  


"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."  


"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"

 "Yes, mam. That would be very nice."  


The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."  


The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.  


"That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."    


She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently..  "Jack, do you remember me?"  


Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes.  "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."  


"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."  


"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly.  He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.  


"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything.  Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days.  It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."  


Jack lit up with a smile.  "Now I remember," he said..  "I was behind the serving counter.  You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.."  


"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it.  I was afraid that you would get into trouble... Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right."  


"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.  


"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up.  Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card.. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons...He's the personnel director of my company. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office."  She smiled.  "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet... If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you."  


There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he said.

"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus... He led me to you."  


Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways....  


"Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.  


"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And..And thank you for the coffee."  


If you have missed knowing me, you have missed nothing.  


If you have missed some of my emails, you might have missed a laugh..  


But, if you have missed knowing my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, you have missed everything in the world.  


Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You Always and don't forget that when you "cast your bread upon the waters," you never know how it will be returned to you..

God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart..  


When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go.  

Only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly!  


The  power of one sentence!  


God is going to shift things around for you today and  let things work in your favor.  


If you believe, send it.  

If you don't believe, delete it.  


God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close..  

If you need God to open some doors for you....send this on.  


Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing...




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On HCR-"I'm not a Constitutional lawyer but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night."~Michael Connelly-Constitutional Law Instructor


Date: Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Subject: Fwd: "I'm not a Constitutional lawyer but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night."
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 A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire proposed healthcare bill. Read his conclusions and pass this on as you wish. This is stunning!  Please take the time to read this and forward it out as you see fit.  Thanks
The Truth About the Health Care Bills - Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney  

Well, I have done it!  I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law.  I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying.  The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system.  All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals.  Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface.  In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices.  Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated  If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government.  The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with!  I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital.  All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures.  You can also forget about the right to privacy.  That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you.  It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law
 It doesn't stop there though.

The 9th Amendment that provides
: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

The 10th Amendment states
: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people.  Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea.  This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights.  Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation.  If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly
Retired attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton , Texas 

Michael Connelly

American Daily Review-A 12 Step Program for Destroying a National Party-Handbook by Michael Steele ~Yomin Postelnik

American Daily Review

A 12 Step Program for Destroying a National Party – A Handbook by Michael Steele

By Yomin Postelnik

At this time in history, the Republican Party, the only true mechanism that has the strength to defeat Obama socialism, should be polling at over 60% in the polls.  But thanks to the collision course set in motion by Chairman Steele, we likely won't have a united party in six months from now.  That's not a joke or even a hunch.  It's a sad reality stemming from the shocking buffoonery of a chairman who has displayed a level of ineptitude that is unprecedented at any time in American politics.

The foremost role of a party chairman is to organize and steadily grow an enthusiastic base of supporters.  Michael Steele is a nice enough man for the job.  He's cordial, likeable and energetic.  But his tenure at the helm of the GOP has been as follows: Michael Steele has lost thousands of lifelong RNC members by way of unheard of fundraising tactics that defy incredulity, he's lowered morale and dampened volunteerism by becoming the only public voice to declare the GOP the losers of the 2010 election cycle, he's failed to enact a single new method of outreach (which didn't stop him from destroying already existing ones), he's constantly beat a drumbeat of blame against every leading Republican in the nation and he showers every senior Democrat with accolades whenever the opportunity arises to do so.

In short, Michael Steele is a nice man.  And he's as hapless as he is incompetent on the political stage.  And he's got to go.

When Steele first arrived on the scene, many of us had high hopes for him.  While I did not openly support him over the others, I did feel that his energetic, proactive and telegenic presence would do our party well.  When he was elected, I was hopeful for the future of our party.  I still am, as I believe that his reckless tenure is soon coming to an end.

As it turns out, his campaign was a two bit farce.  For all of his bluster about reaching out to people by using the latest in technology, no chairman of any national party has ever made such obvious mistakes or turned off as many people by way of sheer ineptitude.  The tactics that Michael Steele has engaged in are more befitting of Laurel and Hardy than they are of a national chairman and the Republican Party has paid a dear price for this outrageous folly.

Mailers have been sent out that have accomplished the singular goal of forever turning off lifelong members and donors.  Most RNC members give their donations toward the end of the year.  This August, instead of sending the usual photographs, surveys or other enticements to donate, Steele's "new and improved" fundraising machine began sending out "past due" notices, even to members who had made their annual donations less than a year earlier. That's right, "past due notices" used as solicitations of voluntary contributions.  Too bad he doesn't fundraise for al-Qaeda.  Chairman Steele would stop terror in its tracks.

In truth, there's nothing funny about this.  As a result of his comedic stunt, which he repeated two or three times, thousands of lifelong members decided to tell Steele's RNC to take a hike.  Historically, most people who let their membership lapse never rejoin.  Thank you Chairman Steele.

Public statements have been made which defy belief.  When the LA Times proclaimed Republicans the likely victors of the midterm elections (a sentiment also implied by ABC's "This Week" roundtable, hardly one of our most sympathetic forums), Chairman Steele went on the airwaves to assure the voting public that such prognostications were far too optimistic for reality.  The fact that his statement, made as party chairman, would cost the GOP tens of millions of fundraising dollars and thousands upon thousands of volunteer hours was irrelevant.  What the point of his pontifications was remains unclear. 

On the heals of that outrageous interview, instead of issuing a statement of apology, or even a clarification, Chairman Steele instead sent out a mass email mourning the passing of the "producer and director of the world's largest traveling fashion show," a show that Steele went on to proclaim "a celebrated moment in American history."  In fairness, that email only cost a few thousand dollars, about the amount it would cost to hire election day workers in a few close contests.  The Chairman had it wrong.  The hour of his resignation as party leader will be a "celebrated moment in American history."

Michael Steele is a fine man and I wish him every success in the business world.  But if our party is to survive as a united entity, if we are to grow our numbers and if we are to stave off the political scam of a third party (whose leaders are longtime Democrat activists in patriot clothing), then the sad chapter of this chairman's tenure must come to an end.

Republicans have a choice.  We can replace our chairman or we can risk losing half our party - not because of policy, but because of sheer and utter ineptitude.

No Democrat Party chairman ever saw fit to blame the losses of their party on the ineptitude of its candidates, and to remind the public of same on a weekly basis.  No Democrat chairman has ever said that his party would lose an election.  They all realized that doing so is the political equivalent of being named head coach of the Chicago Bears and announcing at your opening press conference that the Buccaneers will win the next Super Bowl. 

No Republican chairman has ever acted so recklessly before either.  And at no time has the lone opposition to an unpopular government been in such a hampered position.

Lesson learned, Michael Steele.  If we Republicans had ignored style over substance, we'd have been led by a brilliant tactician like Saul Anuzis, a great organizer like Katon Dawson or a deep thinker like Ken Blackwell.  Next time we choose the telegenic one, we may as well go with "Chairman" Conan O'Brien, so that our party can at least get some favorable one liners on late night TV.  Lesson learned, Mr. Chairman.  At least we still have a chance to fix it. 

Chairman Steele can resign nobly.  He can decide to become a candidate for office or to take some other position of his choosing.  But the Republican Party needs a chairman who knows how to be a chairman.  Plain and simple, it's the only way to save the party of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan and the party of Michael Steele.

My comment:
Asking a friend as to whether we should fire Chairman Steele or would we gain from his presence, the answer is quite clear: 
Pedro: "I believe pulling the rug out will be very good as it will indicate that we really mean business and that we are not going to accept harmful compromises to the Nation and to the Party."