Saturday, September 29, 2007

WMD & Saturday Morning Cartoons

Just a few years ago I would be treated to Saturday morning cartoons by my sons and their friends. Now, I treat myself to news & coffee with my laundry! As I got the latest in obscure news this morning (not a mainstream media news girl, I prefer my news more organic and specialized! Sort of boutique style!), I found a gem on Powerline (http://powerlineblog.com/ ).
So far on this blog I have been successful for 2 weeks in not talking politics. It was nice while it lasted! But truth be known, I can't talk for too long without mentiong public affairs, because - hey, that's what they are! Public affairs, and it ALL concerns us! You know, government by the people, for the people and of the people. We tend to leave it for someone else - like the NFL, then we want to play Monday morning quarterback. Should we be surprised at the results we get then? So, in that vein, I have been frustrated for 4 years that (mainstream media, and even elected/appointed officials) won't openly talk about the numerous reports of WMDs being taken right out the back door of Iraq into Syria and to a part of Lebanon (occupied by Syria at the time in 2003). Saddam's military leaders at high levels tell how it was done. I am hopeful that will change now. How? A transcript of Bush and Spain's then leader talking pre-Iraq war has become public. It refers to behind the scene talks between Egypt and Saddam and includes what Saddam wanted to do with the info on WMDs...for further reading go here at Pajamas Media http://pajamasmedia.com/2007/09/bush_aznar_memo.php ; it is an historical article and the full length of this pre-war conversation between 2 world leaders is remarkable. It shows Bush's resolve, and also a poignant comment on how the best solution would be to not have war and death, and all that goes with it. It also shows how unlikely he thought it was that Saddam would change his spots and begin cooperating at that late date.

If the whole weapons of mass destruction topic ever bothered you, it is worth checking out.

Then go watch a good cartoon, I Love Lucy or anything that makes you laugh for just a few minutes! Laughter is good medicine!

Happy Saturday, Ya'll!

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What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!