Loved this, courtesy of Creative Minority Report:
Really beautiful photo of the early morning conjunction, Jan 10, 2013, taken by Kurt Fanus and uploaded to Spaceweather.com. In this photo, Venus is just peeking out from over the mountain at the bottom right. Near my house, the planet Venus appeared almost level with the sliver-crescent Moon. It was an amazing and awe-inspiring early morning site.
Love this amazing last second shot. Just makes you smile, doesn’t it!?
The ineffable Father Z has a link around about “assault weapons.” Good links and a healthy dose of common sense.
I was disturbed to hear this morning that Gen (Ret) Stanley McChrystal made comments about banning “assault weapons” and that they were only for the battlefield. The interesting thing to me was his use of the term “assault weapon”…you’d think a special operator would know better.
Automatic weapons are already banned…and banning semiautomatic weapons would exclude most of the rifles on the planet. So we’re talking about “scary looking” rifles, which is ridiculous.
Remember when Mr Obama told us the “Affordable Care Act” would lower health care costs? Well…
In California, Aetna is proposing rate increases of as much as 22 percent, Anthem Blue Cross 26 percent and Blue Shield of California 20 percent for some of those policy holders, according to the insurers’ filings with the state for 2013. These rate requests are all the more striking after a 39 percent rise sought by Anthem Blue Cross in 2010 helped give impetus to the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, which was passed the same year and will not be fully in effect until 2014.
You see, the way this works is when you add cost to businesses, they have to raise prices to cover the new cost of their operation. Requiring coverages and adding mandatory features like “free contraceptives and abortions” simply gets passed on to the consumer.
Thanks a lot, Obama voters, for putting this man back in office…he may be charming and nice, but doesn’t know jack about how the real world works.
I adore these holy women, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of Solitude in Tonopah, AZ. I was a big fan of EWTN, which is where they got their start (at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, not the TV station) so I’ve been following the growth of their little foundation over the years. It is very apparent to me that God has His hand on these young women. I’ve even been a “ghost runner”in the Nun Run twice.
Nothing is more beautiful than a young person in love with Christ!
Wow…an “Executive Order” to deal with guns? Is this a dictatorship? Does Mr Biden think it is?
“The President is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victimsesident is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.” members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”