A Christmas Note

Shared from my father,

“I think this is an old one, but it’s seasonally appropriate. I don’t know

why I’m doing this. Maybe too much time on my hands 😐”

When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not

produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to

feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit,

which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of

them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the

fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards

cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were

scattered. Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of cider

and a shot of rum.

When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had

drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor.. In his frustration,

he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into

hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.

He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the

straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched

to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel

with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, ‘Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn’t

this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would

you like me to stick it?’

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

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Sunday Mornings and Sleeping In

I woke up this morning to the sound of what I thought was rain hitting the roof of the motorhome. Like rain on a tin roof, your tempted to roll over and sleep in. Then I remembered, I had left the awning out last night! Rain + RV awnings can lead to disaster so I jumped out of bed, threw on some jeans and headed outside expecting to get soaked while I retracted things and put up chairs. Imagine my surprise as I bolted outside and discovered that its not raining only foggy. As a light breeze moved the branches of our Oak and Ash the leaves, heavy from the fog came raining down. Millions! Covering the RV, the car, the drive and the yard, The same yard I spent the afternoon yesterday raking and mowing. I’m sure there’s a lesson to be learned here so…

I think I’ll have another cup of coffee, and watch it”rain”..

Another Fail for Obama’s Legacy

A very good piece on the situation in Venezuela.

Once a beautiful and prosperous country

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Here’s the legacy of Venezuela’s experiment with socialism: daily riots and protests that have resulted in at least 40 deaths in recent weeks at the hands of government security forces. Inflation estimated at 720 percent. Shortages of basic foods and medicines. An average weight loss among Venezuelans of 19 pounds, which had nothing to do with the South Beach diet. Newborn babies deposited in dresser drawers because hospitals have no beds. Zoo animals hunted down and butchered for food by the ravenous population.

Finally, this week, and only at the urging of the United States, the United Nations is considering the desperate situation in what was once South America’s most prosperous country, before socialism sank its fangs in, sucking the economy dry.

President Nicholas Maduro, a political stooge who assumed power after the death of the charismatic but egomaniacal Hugo Chavez, was forced earlier this year to ask the U.N. for emergency aid, an admission of his inability to keep his people fed and secure. And to show what a powerful institution it is, the U.N. took away Venezuela’s vote in the General Assembly because it could not pay its dues. Maduro must have been quaking with fear. When the Organization of American States criticized Maduro’s response to the unrest, he took decisive action – he pulled Venezuela out of the OAS.

Maduro’s response has been like that of the Emperor with no clothes. He blames his opponents for inciting violence. This from the man who – for now anyway – control the armed forces. The demonstrators have taken to hurling glass jars filled with feces, coined “poopatov cocktails”, at the troops. Not exactly a strategic balance of force.

A human rights monitoring group, Foro Penal, alleges that, perhaps in retaliation, political detainees in the western part of the country are forced to eat spaghetti with a sauce made of human waste.

The near-daily riots have turned deadly in recent weeks, as Maduro’s forces, propped up by Cuban security, resort to live ammunition against their fellow citizens. As my colleague at the Wall Street Journal Anatoly Kurmanaev reported this week from Caracas, the police are weary of killing their neighbors. Their support for Maduro – the only reason he is still in power – diminishes with each deadly demonstration.

“A lot of Venezuelans have become radicalized because they’re desperate,” Kurmanaev told me. “There’s no going back to how things were two months ago. Something is going to change. This is the final chapter of Venezuelan history, one way or another. Either Maduro will cement his rule by dictatorship, or there’ll be some kind of transitional government.  It can’t continue like this.”

For many aggrieved Venezuelans, that choice is an easy one.

John Moody is Executive Vice President, Executive Editor for Fox News. A former Rome bureau chief for Time magazine, he is the author of four books including “Pope John Paul II : Biography.

Fascism 

.”(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.”

Our president has put a pause on immigration from countries that have supported terrorism and that we have no way of properly vetting the people who are trying to come into this country.

The “main stream” media and the sheep of the  left that lap up their dribble at every chance, seem to think that our current President is a fascist.

Read the definition. Now, think about the past 8 years. Now, read the definition and think about the last 2 weeks.

Was Obama a fascist? Well, if you consider using the IRS and Justice to squash political opposition, if you consider the heavy handed policies of the EPA, if you consider his support for terrorist groups such as the Muslim brotherhood and black lives matter, his poorly veiled racism, his arming of so many government agencies like the Social Security Administration, the IRS, the department of the interior and the postal service to just name a few, well…

But of course, you would have to actually THINK about it but for some of you that would be difficult. After all it’s so easy to just follow the herd.

Jodon