Life happening…

Getting back to a place where I can start posting again. Things are starting to iron out. I have to admit that I stand amazed at the rate that events can transpire in life sometimes. One minute you’re rolling along on cruise control and there is a method to the madness, and the next, well, chaos.

I thank the few of you who have been checking in and apologize for the lack of posts, but hold out if you will, dear readers. I hope to be posting regular again by the end of the week.

Building the Crecendo…

And out of the Middle East, Iran continues to build it’s “case” for the impending, unavoidable collision course with Israel…

News from The Associated Press.

He’s doing it again…

Another possible Executive Order from the anointed one. When he said he considers going it alone, I guess he was serious…

After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.

Update…

I have some things I want to post about, and I would really like to get further into the Shepherd Diaries. A few other things are pressing my time and focus at the moment. As soon as I get these items taken care of, I’ll open the floodgates again. Thanks for your patience.

The slippery slope of the Chick-Fil-A mess…

Okay, so there’s this. Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-a said he supported biblical marriage. This pissed a lot of folks off. I get that. Someone said something that offends someone else. Happens every day, and we usually get over it.

One thing I did not hear was Mr. Cathy stating that Chick-fil-a only hires straight married people. Nor did he say that gay single or married people won’t get their top level of service in their establishments. Again, a man stated his own personal conviction, based on his personal beliefs. He exercised his first amendment right when asked the appropriate question.

Now what we see is two halves of the American public polarized. One half is in support of ‘CFA’, and the reasons vary. Some support because they share the belief regarding same sex marriage. Some support because they support free speech. Some support because they believe that what the anti-CFA faction is doing to the employees of the company is flat wrong.

The other half, being offended by the originating statement, have just plain decided that Mr. Cathy is wrong, and therefore the entire company of employees need to be taken to task on it, come hell or high water.

I don’t quite get this. These employees are young and old, Christian, athiest, Mormon, Agnostic, gay, straight, monogomous and bigamous. They come from all walks of life. Some agree with Mr. Cathy’s statement, and some don’t. Some don’t even give a damn about what he believes, one way or the other.

Watch what you rain down on a company because of the personal conviction of one man. This is a slippery slope. If someone does not believe what you believe, cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it. That is what makes this Country. People from all walks of life, different colors, beliefs, origins, or even different destinations. That is America. You want censorship of those who do not agree with you, there are plenty of countries who will welcome you with open arms.

Wrong on so many levels…

Obama Administration Clashes With Mitt Romney on Jerusalem, Say It’s Not Capital of Israel | Video | TheBlaze.com.

Good news out of the U. N… for now

Seems that the talks to reach a consensus for the Arms Trade Treaty have ended without agreement.

From the United Nations web site

Describing it as a “setback,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his disappointment over the failure by United Nations Member States to reach agreement on a treaty that would regulate the conventional arms trade.“I am disappointed that the Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded its four-week-long session without agreement on a treaty text that would have set common standards to regulate the international trade in conventional arms,” Mr. Ban said.

The Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT, is the bill still in the draft phase that has many 2nd Amendment advocates in the states up in arms. It has been a point of unconfirmed rumor that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama had promised a signature. The rumor mill also states that a restriction or ban on firearms trade or ownership, as well as an international registration database would in effect nullify our 2nd Amendment rights.

Personally, I will not even pretend to know just what kind of impact this would have on this nation. But there was a landmark court case decided in 1957 that our Constitution supersedes all international treaties ratified by the Senate. This was the Reid v. Covert case.

In the text of the U.N. Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, in the section II titled Measures to prevent and combat terrorism, item #5 deals with the U.N.’s plan with regard to the small arms trade…

5. To strengthen coordination and cooperation among States in combating crimes that might be connected with terrorism, including drug trafficking in all its aspects, illicit arms trade, in particular of small arms and light weapons, including man-portable air defence systems , money laundering and smuggling of nuclear, chemical, biological, radiological and other potentially deadly materials.

Read the text and come to your own conclusion…

Conan O’Brien lays down some funny…

Check out the video in this post…

‘No you Can’t. No you Shouldn’t. Don‘t Even Try’: Conan O’Brien Unveils Hilarious New Obama & Biden Campaign Slogans | Video | TheBlaze.com.

This is promising…

At least the case wasn’t taken to the Ninth Circuit…

District Judge for District of Colorado Stops Contraception Mandate Following Lawsuit by Hercules Industries | TheBlaze.com.

The administration opposed the order, arguing, contrary to the U.S. Constitution, that people of faith forfeit their religious liberty once they engage in business.[…]

Blind indeed…

Life happening…

I have been spending most of my free time working on rebuilding the top half of my truck’s motor. Since I have never done this before, it has been going a lot slower than it would had I done this at least once before. This has been taking up a grand majority of my free time.

I started a new project last week called The Shepherd Diaries. I will be continuing this endeavor, but not as often as I like for the moment. But it will continue, as will other posts as I find the few free moments I have.

Life happens…