What do we need large capacity magazines for on a hand-held gun use for sporting activity?  I am not a “gun person,” but recent events illustrate that clips with a capacity of 10 rounds are more in line with public safety. What do you think?  Recently a little girl in Tucson was buried…the victim of a Glock 19 with a large capacity clip.  God bless her soul.

Speaker Boehner Begins His Reign

Newly elected US Speaker of House John Boehner


Newly elected US Speaker of the House John Boehner is pictured during the opening session of the 112th Congress in Washington, DC. A day after retaking the House of Representatives, US Republicans moved Thursday to make good on a campaign vow to slash spending with a mostly symbolic vote to cut lawmakers’ office budgets.(AFP/Tim Sloan)
I was really impressed when Speaker Boehner included humility, openness and “giving the House back to the American people.” I was turned off by the pure theatre of having The Constitution read out loud in open session.  What was the purpose?  If it was not to educate, then it was a stunt, theatre.
Boehner says their goal is to give the government back to the people and provide honesty and accountability.
He says with nearly one of 10 Americans looking for work and debt threatening to eclipse the economy, Congress faces tough decisions.
Boehner says “a great deal of scar tissue” has built up on both sides of the aisle and cannot be ignored, but both Republicans and Democrats believe they are working for the common good.
The Speaker managed to get an interesting package of rules approved for the New regime. But immediately violated the rules by not allowing debate and amendments on the infamous bill to repeal “Obamacare” on January 12, 2011. What other exceptions to the rules will follow?  Time will tell.
There’s talk about The Constitution, guns and tyranny. Let’s look at the definition of TYRANNY. I don’t think we haven’t had a tyranny since at least 2 years ago. (Remember torture?) ================================================================================

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman, House Budget Committee

Also, the Speaker has given the Chairman of the Budget Committee alarming latitude in running his show and making budget limits.

In an unusual grab of budgetary power, the incoming chairman of the House Budget Committee will be able to unilaterally set limits for categories of domestic spending until a budget resolution is passed this spring, as a budget enforcement measure. [NY Times]
Let’s hope that the republicans are not birthing a new despot who talks a good game and then runs roughshod over The House ignoring the agreed upon rules.  The minority party has been silent and impotent. It will be interesting to see Minority Leader Pelosi, Assistant Minority Leader, Clyburn and Whip Hoyer battle to make democratic voices heard in the 112th Congress.  Please keep them in your prayers. God bless The US Congress and God bless the American people!

Giffords Is in Our Prayers

Representative Gabrielle Giffords Though Shot Tries to Recover

Please Pray for a Full Recovery

First they came…

They came first for the Communists,

and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me

and by that time no one was left to speak up.

via First they came… – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Play Kumbaya:

President Obama and the First Lady to Observe Memorial Service 1

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. …I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you…This I command you, to love one another.” -John 15:12-13, 15b, 16a, 17

Today the President and the First Lady take all of our prayers for the victims of the Tucson Massacre to a memorial service to be held on the campus of the University of Arizona. The service can be viewed at 8:00pm EST on MSNBC.


Boehner and Pelosi Will Hold Prayer Service Wednesday 1

WASHINGTON — House leaders have announced plans for a bipartisan congressional prayer service on Wednesday to mark the weekend shooting that left Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gravely wounded and six others dead.

Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say in a letter to lawmakers it is important to gather together and pray for the health of Giffords, those who died in the attack and those who were wounded.

Giffords was shot in the head on Saturday when a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol while she greeted constituents outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store.

Among the dead are an aide to Giffords, a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl.

A 22-year-old man, Jared Loughner, faces federal charges in the episode, with state charges also expected to be filed.

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The Boston Massacre

Once upon time we only had
one option.

Second Admendment Rights 1

President Obama will lead the nation in a moment of prayerful silence at 11:00am, today to honor those injured and killed in the Tucson Massacre days ago.

The nation is very concerned about and is praying for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was gunned down by legal gun owner.  I recall how much Sarah Palin is into guns.
It is odd that days after the shooting, Palin, a media darling, has yet to come before what she dubbed “the lame stream media” and make a statement denouncing the attack on Congressman Giffords and a call for Congress to look at gun sales and regulation in the nation.

The November election was months ago, but, everyone remembers that curious and ominous statement by candidate, Sharon Angle of Nevada.  She stated that when Americans are dissatisfied with their legislature, they should consider “their Second Amendment rights.”

We have to include the de facto leader of the Republican Party. Glenn Beck and Chuck Norris laugh it up discussing guns and The Second Amendment.

Are you familiar with the Second Amendment to The Constitution?

God Bless Gabielle Giffords with Recovery!


When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
Robert Frost

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, (D-AZ)

God, please bless Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she lies critically wounded.  She was just doing her job when tragedy struck. She was talking to her constituents when someone tried to silence her voice.  Please give her a full recovery. Father, please accept the prayer that Jesus gave us.