WRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY
True story. Last week in the grocery store, a gentleman walked up to me and said, “has anyone told you that they love you today?” I replied, “No, I cannot say that they have, but the day is young.” He said, “That was a random act of kindness and Tuesday is my day to do Random Acts of Kindness.” I smiled, he smiled and we parted ways.
I did not feel more loved and his act did not appear random since Tuesday is his allocated day to disperse kindness. Perhaps, our government has incorporated a twelve step program for unkind people? It may start like this…”Hello, my name is Sheila and I have been unkind.” The group would respond “Hello Sheila.” I did think about the concept of ‘random kindness sharing’ as I was driving home. I decided it is a good idea.
Who can I help? Who is in need of help? The answer came to me a few minutes later as I was watching television. It was like a Divine Intervention. A Nutri-System commercial was the source of my inspiration.
Poor Marie Osmond. For twelve long years she has talked about losing 50 pounds. I know I would have given up long ago on the search. I would like to ask for the people in Readerland to assist me in my Random Act of Kindness. Please do not pick a specific day or time, that would not be random.
Just be alert that somewhere in our great country, fifty pounds has been lost by Marie Osmond. If you find it, do the right thing and return it. She may even offer you a reward. She may give you an autographed copy of “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll.”
Or fifty pounds of “Paper Roses.”
The Editor: Is this really about love, LL ?
Cupid Cat: Some of it is, O.J. is first. Like Simon Says O.J. has a viewpoint. Love is all around.
O.J. ” has a little getting even to do ” he said/exclaimed on Twitter.
Loyal reader MST suggested that KARMA wasn’t finished getting even with O.J. yet.
Here is an old quote from Hillgal and George Stephanopoulos. Hillary said to George ” I love you, George Stephanopoulos “, George said to Hill gal ” I love you too “.
Hillary and George sitting in a tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g.
Here is more Hillgal and Slick Willy news. The play couldn’t get enough government employees to buy tickets.
Here are two ( 2 ) love birds/traitors that should be tried for trying to overthrow the government. Someone produced a play about their antics. Romeo & Juliet, Sampson & Delilah, move over.
Here are songs for our optimist and realist.
A View Toward M106
Image Credit: Phil Keyser
Explanation: Big, bright, beautiful spiral, Messier 106 dominates this cosmic vista. The nearly two degree wide telescopic field of view looks toward the well-trained constellation Canes Venatici, near the handle of the Big Dipper. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 is about 80,000 light-years across and 23.5 million light-years away, the largest member of the Canes II galaxy group. For a far away galaxy, the distance to M106 is well-known in part because it can be directly measured by tracking this galaxy’s remarkable maser, or microwave laser emission. Very rare but naturally occurring, the maser emission is produced by water molecules in molecular clouds orbiting its active galactic nucleus. Another prominent spiral galaxy on the scene, viewed nearly edge-on, is NGC 4217 below and right of M106. The distance to NGC 4217 is much less well-known, estimated to be about 60 million light-years.
Tomorrow’s picture: analemma at sunset
FOOD FOR THOUGHT From the Deplorable Infidel BARACK OBAMA AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD When the State Department announced in October 2013 that it was cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Egypt, it was yet another manifestation of Barack Obama's unstinting support for the Muslim Brother, a support that had already thrown Egypt back into the Russian orbit. The aid cut was essentially given the Egyptian people a choice between Muslim Brotherhood rule and economic collapse. Nothing else could have been expected from Obama, who has been a Brotherhood man from the beginning. Obama's support for the Brotherhood goes back to the beginning of his presidency. He even invited Ingrid Mattson, then president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), to offer a prayer at the National Cathedral on his first Inauguration Day - despite the fact that ISNA had admitted its ties to the Brotherhood. Even worse, in April 2009, Obama appointed Arif Alikhan, the deputy mayor of Los Angeles, as Assistant Secretary of Policy Development at the department of Homeland Security. Just two weeks before he received this appointment, Alikhan (who once called the jihad terror group Hizballah a "liberation movement") participated in a fundraiser for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Like ISNA, MPAC has links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Early in 2009, when the Muslim Brotherhood was still outlawed in Egypt, Obama met with its leaders. He made sure to invite Brotherhood leaders to attend his notorious speech to the Islamic World in Cairo on June 4, 2009, making it impossible for then President Hosni Mubarak to attend the speech, since he would not appear with the leaders of the outlawed group. Then on January 31, 2011, when the Mubarak regime was on the verge of falling in the Arab Spring uprising, a former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Frank Wisner, met secretly in Cairo with Issam El-Erain, a senior Brotherhood leader. That Meeting came a week after a Mubarak government official announced the regime's suspicions that Brotherhood and other opposition leaders were coordinating the Egyptian uprising with the Obama State Department. Obama's foreign policy displayed a decided pro-Brotherhood orientation. Former U.S. prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has listed a great many strange collaborations between Obama's State department and Muslim Brotherhood organizations including: * Secretary Clinton personally intervened to reverse a Bush-administration ruling that barred Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the Brotherhood's founder and son of one of its most influential early leaders, from entering the United States. * The State Department collaborated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a bloc of governments heavily influenced by the Brotherhood, in seeking to restrict American free-speech rights in deference to sharia proscriptions against negative criticism of Islam. * The State Department and the Obama administration waived congressional restrictions in order to transfer $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood's victory in the parliamentary elections. * The State Department and the Obama administration waived congressional restrictions in order to transfer millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian territories notwithstanding that Gaza is ruled by the terrorist organization Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestinian branch. * The State Department and the administration hosted a contingent from Egypt's newly elected parliament that included not only Muslim Brotherhood members but a member of the Islamic Group (Gamaa al-Islamiyya), which is formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The State Department refused to provide Americans with information about the process by which it issued a visa to a member of a designated terrorist organization, about how the members of the delegation were selected, or about what security procedures were followed before the delegation was allowed to enter our country. Once in power in Egypt, the Brotherhood government drafted a new constitution, enshrining Islamic law as the highest law of the land, restricting the freedom of speech and denying equality of rights of women. The Associated Press reported that the constitution reflected the "vision of the Islamists, with articles that rights activists, liberals, and Christians fear will lead to restrictions on the rights of women and minorities and civil liberties in general. Egypt was a reliable and pivotal ally of the U.S. in the Middle East for three decades. With the Camp David Accords it kept an uneasy but unmistakable peace with Israel, while the Sadat and Mubarak regimes kept a lid on the Brotherhood and Salafist forces that were clamoring for Egypt to declare a new jihad against the Jewish State. Egypt's unwillingness to go to war with Israel during that period stymied the anti-Israel bloodlust in neighboring Muslim countries as well, for Egypt's size, position, and history give it a unique in the Islamic world. The Deplorable Infidel (source: discoverthenetworks.com) The Muslim Brotherhood said the following in a memorandum laying out its goals to dominate America: * The Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah's religion is made victorious over all other religions. WAKE UPAMERICA BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL Farmers up and down California's Central Valley are up in arms over the state seizing their land to build the now defunct high-speed railway and then failing to pay the hundreds of thousands of dollars owed then for years. California cannot pay its citizens for land seized by the state, but they have plenty of money to pay for illegal aliens' health care. A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants.