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Edward Snowden for Senator!


Earlier this month, TIME magazine considered eight nominees for their “Person of the Year” award. Edward Snowden (who famously released the NSA computer files that exposed the NSA’s domestic and international spying apparatus) was one of those nominees. None of the other nominees had as much national and international impact in A.D. 2013 ad Edward Snowden. Nevertheless, TIME awarded “Person of the Year” to the Pope Francis.

It occurs to me that we might correct TIME’s oversight if people started write-in campaigns for electing Edward Snowden to the office of US Senator in each of the roughly 33 States that will be electing Senators in A.D. 2014.

Since Snowden is 30 years old, he’s eligible to run for Senator.  If write-in movements were attempted in 33 (?) States, it’s not impossible that Snowden might not only be elected Senator in one of those States–he might even be elected in two, three or more of those States.

There might be some State citizenship problems to overcome.  Still, wouldn’t that be something if Snowden received the most votes for the office of Senator in any State and perhaps even in several States?  I doubt that the gov-co would be pleased.

Part of the reason I suggest that write-in movements be attempted is Snowden’s brief Christmas message in the following video.  I already knew he had courage.  I knew he had integrity and intelligence.  But I see in the following video that he’s also a competent public speaker.  Based on his performance in this video, I believe Snowden could be elected to high office

Of course, even if Snowden won office, his circumstances are such that he might never be able to occupy that office.  Still, the political impact of electing Snowden to the office of U.S. Senator would be huge, hilarious and infuriating for NSA and the gov-co.  Snowden’s election(s) might send a powerful message from all who despise the currently corrupt political system.

I like the idea.  It’s whimsical, humorous, serious and intriguing.  If it went viral, who can say?  Edward Snowden might be elected to the office of U.S. Senator.

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Posted by on December 28, 2013 in 2014 Election, Video

 

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson


I’ve never seen an episode of “Ducky Dynasty”.  I’d never even heard of “Duck Dynasty” until two weeks ago when the mainstream news reported that somebody who looks like a member of ZZ Top made some politically-incorrect comments about gays and/or other classes of people entitled to gov-co’s special protections.  Based on his political incorrectness, some TV network prevented some bearded guy from doing his show (“Duck Dynasty”) for several weeks or months.

Duck Dynasty“?!  How goofy is that?  I dismissed the whole affair as just another example of TV silliness.

But, today, I stumbled onto a YouTube video of former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw talking to Jay Leno about this bearded “Duck Dynasty” guy (Phil Robertson).  An’ guess what?  In college, Bradshaw sat on the bench as second-string quarterback for two years behind Phil Robertson.  And Bradshaw didn’t mind because it was clear that Robertson was a better quarterback.

Here’s the Bradshaw video.  It’s just a little over 2-minutes long:

I was amused and slightly impressed.  If this Duck Dynasty guy was ever a better quarterback than Terry Bradshaw, then he’s got to have some substance that’s worth considering.  More, despite having more talent than Bradshaw and playing first string, one day this Duck Dynasty guy just up and quit.  He got tired of playing football and preferred to hunt ducks–so he turned the quarterback job over to Bradshaw.  I read that anecdote as evidence of a man who has some integrity and honesty.  The bearded “Duck Dynasty” guy no longer sounded like a clown to me.

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Posted by on December 28, 2013 in Bible, Spiritual War, Values, Video

 

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Alcohol Test


Canadian police test new means to identify drunk drivers.

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Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Humor, Video

 

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The Value of Fiat Dollars in Relation to the Sale of Crude Oil


Petro-dollars [courtesy Google Images]

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The Washington Examiner recently published an article entitled “Oil industry starts to push to end ban on exports of crude oil.”

That article reported, in part, that:

“The oil and gas industry is seizing on recent comments by [U.S. Department of] Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to push for an end to the United States’ 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports.

“The American Petroleum Institute says the U.S. energy boom has made the ban irrelevant, citing Energy Information Administration projections this week that domestic oil production would hit a near-record 9.5 million barrels per day by 2016.”

That’s interesting—especially the fact that the ban on sale of US crude to foreign countries began about 40 years ago.

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Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Energy, Money, Values

 

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Obamacare can’t identify Obama


Last weekend, Fox News’ Ed Henry reported on President Obama’s application for Obamacare in a 46-second video clip:

 

 

In that clip, Mr. Henry said:

 

“We learned today from the White House. Initially, they said he enrolled for what they called a bronze plan, paying about four hundred dollars a month in premiums. But, then they came back to us and said – Well, wait, he didn’t actually enroll. They said his staff did it and that’s because of his unique circumstance as Commander in Chief. That his personal information is not in particular government data basesSo healthcare.gov could not actually verify his identity, oddly enough. So, he had to do it in person this weekend, but he was in Hawaii, not in Washington. So he was signing up for the DC exchange. So his staff did it.”

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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Identification, Illegal Aliens, Obama, Video

 

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Merry Christmas to All!


Here’s a Peanuts cartoon that isn’t perfect but does convey the true meaning of Christmas.  

The cartoon reminds us that the meaning of Christmas is something more than mad, last-minute dashes to whichever stores are having the best sales and hopes of receiving something made of plastic or an electronic device that’s really, really cool.  

There’s a “gift” in Christmas that’s far greater than all the toys sold on Amazon.  We’re all invited to receive that gift (if we care to).  But most of us don’t even notice that particular gift. Maybe we don’t see it because it doesn’t come with colored wrapping paper or a bow.  Maybe we pay no attention to that gift because it’s only a promise today of the gift of salvation years from now, after we pass on.  

Still, it’s ironic how many people celebrate Christmas without really recognizing and remembering the most spectacular gift that anyone could ever receive.

The Peanuts clip offers a simple reminder of that gift.  You might be surprised to remember that gift.

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Thanks to all of you who visit this blog.  Merry Christmas to y’all . . . from The State of Texas!

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Values, Video

 

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U.S. is #3 in World for Gun Deaths . . . But . . .


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When governments prohibit guns, gun deaths rise.  

Big Bro’ kills . . . and I doubt that it’s an accident.

 

 

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