And after Noah’s 10th birthday party, Jim, Pete, Noah and Peter went outside to have a world class nurf dart war.
Here is Noah and Peter climbing to new heights.
Are Democrats exiting the sinking ship?
By: Michael Barone
Senior Political Analyst
11/23/09 11:39 AM EST
“Comes the news that Democratic Congressman Dennis Moore of the 3rd district of Kansas is not running for reelection. Interesting. Congressman Moore was reelected by a 56%-40% margin in 2008, and Barack Obama carried his district 51%-48%, while losing the other three congressional districts in Kansas.
There could be many plausible reasons for Moore to retire from Congress. He turns 65 in 2010 and at the end of his term will have served 12 years in Congress. He served 12 years as Johnson County District Attorney in 1976-88, and so he’s devoted more than half his working lifetime to public service. Serving in Congress means having to go back and forth between your district and Washington all the time (and a quick look at a travel website shows only two flights per day between Reagan National and Kansas City International), constantly being reachable by your constituents, etc., etc.
All that said, this still seems an ominous sign for congressional Democrats”.
Yes the ship is sinking. Hopefully it will take down all the rats in government with it. I still don’t love Republicans, they squandered their morals and their leadership. After sitting in a room full of Repub Blue Bloods, I know that they are not my people. Working class people are my people. Not liberals, not extreem right or left wingers, average Americans. I believe that America is best served by those who have really lived. Not those who are politicial leaches.
Life is good!
Today was the day finially. Julie got her wish, to feed the hungry.
Today was the presentation.
The Mayor officially declared today to be Julie Day in Kansas City MO.
This will probably be too small to read, but here is the official proclamation.
The mayor also read a letter from the Governator .. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He had been told about Julie’s wish, and he wrote her. The mayor had a little trouble reading it. Arnold says Julie is his hero. In the beginning she wanted to meet him. Now he wants to meet her, and he has invited her to come visit him at his expense in California.
At the end Julie’s mom had a chance to thank everyone for their love and support.
Life is Good!
Update … here is the video link
Photos from the KC Star
Dance recital 2009. I was just looking at our Eva photos. She is growing up. I guess that’s why we take photos.
You gotta love NATO
On this day, and on Memorial Day my thoughts go to those serving and those who have served. Especially my dad.
Here is a link to a site on the 41st Infantry Division in WWII, with first hand stories from those who served.
God Bless them all.
10 Nov in Tun’s Tavern Philidelphia, Pa there was born a Corps of Marines.
Happy 234th Birthday Marines.
Barbara and Margaret had a safe Halloween at home. Who doesn’t like bobbing for apples?
They even made this activity safe, Barbara bobs while Margaret performs the duty of life guard.
Happy Halloween Barbara, Margaret, Ken and Karen. Thanks for the photo.
Every year in the United States of America we celebrate “Veterans’ Day” on November 11th, which historically marked the armistice (originally Armistice Day) ending World War I. If you are interested in the history of this American holiday, you can easily find it using Google, or any web search engine.
We should all be very thankful for the service of our veterans. Our country and the freedoms we sometimes take for granted were won by, and constantly protected by, the veterans of our Armed Forces. My grandfather served in the US Army during World War I; my father in the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific, some of my uncles served in the Marines, the Navy, and the Air Force during the Korean War. I enlisted in the Army in the late 1960s myself.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, “a sure norm for teaching the faith,” as Pope John Paul II asserted, says this about military service in paragraph #2310, quoting “Gaudium et Spes”: “Those who are sworn to serve their country in the armed forces are servants of the security and freedom of nations. If they carry out their duty honorably, they truly contribute to the common good of the nation and the maintenance of peace.”
It is the obligation of all of us, individuals and governments alike, to work assiduously for peace. As my Grandmother often said to me, “war is hell.” She knew as she had a husband and son that fought in both world wars, had nephews and a grandson go off to faraway places. She prayed, worried, and suffered because of war. Nonetheless, she knew, like so many of us do, that without the sacrifices of themselves and their loved ones, there would be no enduring freedom.
There is always something to be learned from the natural order that can be applied to the spiritual and moral life. One of the most common underlying misconceptions and fallacious presuppositions is that there is no evil in the world, that no one will hurt you if you just don’t hurt them. Wrong! There is evil in the world, there has been since darkness entered into Eden, and there will be until Jesus comes again in glory.
There is good and there is evil; there is truth and there are lies; there is life and there is death. Being neutral is a myth. Sitting on a fence is an accident waiting to happen. In the end you will be “for me or against me,” as Jesus says.
We are at war and “our battle is not against flesh and blood,” as St. Paul asserts in his letter to the Ephesians. A good soldier is ready to shed his blood, sweat, and tears for the cause of freedom. Jesus tells us, “I’ve come to set the captives free.” The servant is no better, no different, than his Master. The bottom line of war is victory, and this war is for an eternal prize.
We honor our veterans this week, and rightly so. Let their sacrifices for our country inspire you to even higher things. You and I are called to fight the good fight and run the race to the finish line. Performing our mission as good Catholics and Christians affects countless other souls, some we know, some we don’t. So, as St. Paul cautions us, “Don’t shadow box. Fight so as to win.” Don’t imagine there is not a moral and spiritual war either. This fight results in victory or defeat, Heaven or hell, forever.
God bless you,
Fr. John Corapi
I GOT STOPPED FOR SPEEDING THE OTHER DAY.
I THOUGHT I COULD TALK MY WAY OUT OF IT UNTIL THE COP LOOKED AT MY DOG IN THE BACK SEAT.