Friday, December 14, 2012

I Don't Know Anything

Another pertinent email that seems to capture allot of what I have been feeling since the election, I still have trouble believing that we have nobama for 4 more years as our leader.   Seeing that others feel the same way that I do, seems to help, a little bit.  I don't think that I have even watched the news very often since election day - I just can't seem to care anymore.  Jewelry is still a good thing to raise spirits with - so - come to my shop and buy some little goodie to make yourself and me happy :)

Well, It's now official; I don't know anything.
    I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would
    vote for
    love of country over self-gratification.

    I was wrong.

    I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime,
    the bad
    economy would be hung around the incumbent's neck, sinking him.

    I was wrong.

    I thought that even those few Americans who were fortunate enough to
    still be
    fully employed (not counting those leeching off the public system)
    would be
    cognizant of how much pain their neighbors were in and elect someone
    who would
    at least try to make improvements.

    I was wrong.

    I thought that now that FINALLY some of the disturbing truths about
    our first
    black president had come to light, voters would reject a man so
    dangerously at
    odds with the American experience.

    I was wrong.

    I thought the 2010 elections and the Tea Party meant something.
    I thought the enthusiasm on display at Romney/Ryan events,
    contrasted with the
    lack of same at Obama/Biden events meant something.
    I thought Americans would never sell their liberty for the sake of
    trinkets like

    cell phones or even big shiny lies like 'free health care'.

    I was wrong.

    Never in a million years would I have supposed that America would
    support a
    president who left his (our) people to die at the hands of our
    enemies overseas
    without lifting a hand to help, then lie about what he watched in
    /real time/ for over two weeks,

    then lie about the lie for another month.

    I was wrong.

    I thought Americans could tell a hawk from a handsaw.

    I was wrong.

    We were offered the clearest choice we've has since 1980, where we
    had malaise
    and a misery index on one hand and a shining city on a hill on the
    Back then, we chose the city on the hill. This time the choice was
    between a man who says 7.9% unemployment and $4.00 gas is the new
    normal and a
    guy whose entire career has been about fixing broken entities.

    We chose to stay broken.  And Broke.

    Maybe I'm wrong about the ramifications of this choice.  Maybe
    windmills will actually

    turn out to be a viable energy source. Maybe an America diminished
    will be loved overseas.

    Maybe a nuclear Iran won't be a threat. Maybe Israel is over
    reacting. Maybe western

    civilization was always over rated. Maybe life under sharia is fun.

    Maybe when the rest of the world realizes that we have no intention
    of ever paying back

    that $16,000,000,000,000.00 (and counting) that we've borrowed from
    them, they won't

    devalue the dollar, causing hyper inflation here at home.  Maybe
     China will just keep on

    giving us money and not demand our hearts, souls, national monuments
    and marriageable
    daughters as payment.

    I've watched my candidate lose elections before but I've never felt
    the way I
    did election night when this one was called for Obama.
    It wasn't bitterness or sadness or even disappointment.  It took me a
    while to figure out what it was.  Then it hit me; it was horror.

    Pure, unadulterated horror.

    *Not because of Obama, but because of what it says about
    us, the American people, that we chose amorality, dishonor and self
    before posterity.*

    It shouldn't have even been close. Faced with the choice between taking
    charge of our destiny and tackling our financial problems, we opted
    to get high
    and have sex. We reelected a guy who doesn't understand that a
    growing economy
    creates more tax payers that will bring in more revenue than higher
    taxes ever will.  A Commander in Chief who doesn't know our military
    still uses
    bayonets. A man who wants to control the economywithout even knowing
    the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation.  It was one thing
    to elect a

    person without qualifications and buying into his line of 'Hope and

    *but it's something else to deliberately choose his failed policies
    over someone who *

    *has actually achieved success in life.**  I never dreamed America
    would do that.*

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, Hello Idiocracy!

    Goodbye, economic recovery.

    Goodbye, energy independence.

    Goodbye, religious liberty.

    Goodbye, liberty and justice for all.

    Goodbye, America dream.

    It profits a man nothing to lose his soul, even for the whole world,
    but we threw our souls away for cell phones and birth control pills.

    In the twentieth century (the American Century), we stepped up to
    the plate
    three times and saved the rest of the world from fascism, nazism and
    communism.  We were the cavalry, always riding to the rescue.

    Now, we've gotten rid of our horses, spent all our money on windmills,
    alienated our allies, bowed to our enemies, cut ourselves off from
    our own
    natural resources,thrown away our children's birthright and spent
    their inheritance.

    And we did it on purpose.

    When the wolf is at the door (and he's coming, yelling 'Allahu
    Akbar') we're
    going to find out that there is no one out there to come to our rescue.

    On the bright side, maybe it'll all turn out great.  After all, I don't
    know anything.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bravo Australia

Another excellent email that I received the other day - we worry so much about political correctness today that we forget to worry about our safety, but that is not the case with Julia Gillard of Australia....she has her head screwed on correctly. One of my daughters is ready to move, and I could very easily be convinced also. My website could work as well from there as it does here - it just might be a little tougher to service the retail shops in Scottsdale that carry my work :)

W O W ! She Did It Again!!!
Australia says NO -- This will be the second Time
 Julia Gillard has done this!

She sure isn't backing down on her hard line
stance and one has to appreciate her belief in
 the rights of her native countrymen. 

A breath of fresh air to see someone lead. 
Australian Prime Minister does it again!! 

The whole world needs a leader like this!

Prime Minister Julia Gillard - Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia
 law were told on Wednesday to get out of
 Australia, as the government targeted radicals 
in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. 

Separately, Gillard angered some Australian
 Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported 
spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. 
ADAPT... Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this 
nation worrying about whether we are offending
 some individual or their culture. Since the
 terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced
 a surge in patriotism by the majority of 

'This culture has been developed over two 
centuries of struggles, trials and victories by
 millions of men and women who have sought

'We speak mainly 
 ENGLISH, not Spanish, 
Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, 
or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to 
become part of our society,  learn the language!' 

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not
 some Christian, right wing, political push, but a
 fact, because Christian men and women, on 
Christian principles, founded this nation, and 
this is clearly documented.  It is certainly 
appropriate to display it on the walls of our 
schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you 
consider another part of the world as your new 
home, because God is part of our culture.' 

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question
 why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live 
in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.' 

LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every 
opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are 
done complaining, whining, and griping about 
Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or 
Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take 
advantage of one other great Australian 
freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.' 

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't 
force you to come here. You asked to be here. 
So accept the country YOU accepted.' 

 IF we circulate this amongst ourselves 
in Canada & USA , WE will find the courage to start 
speaking and voicing the same truths. 

If you agree please SEND THIS ON
 and ON, to as 
many people as you know...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Islam in a Nutshell

I received this in an email today from a neighbor and friend.  I have been wanting to  write a blog about the threat of the Islamic religion to our way of life for a long time and could not decide how to do it without sounding like a total kook, then I received this and really like the numeric approach, and decided that sounding like a kook is less important than getting this message out.

 Islam in a nutshell
 If you do not understand Muslims, please read the following.

 This, not the Chinese or the Russians represent the greatest threat to
 the world and might be the fulfillment of the book of Revelation in
the Holy Bible.

 Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:
 The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

 Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is
 a complete, total, 100% system of life.

 Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military
 components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other

 Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to
 agitate for their religious privileges.

 When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies
 agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the
 other components tend to creep in as well.

 Here's how it works:

 As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any
 given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a
 peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is
 the case in:

 United States -- Muslim 0.6%
 Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
 Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
 China -- Muslim 1.8%
 Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
 Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

 At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities
 and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and
 among street gangs. This is happening in:

 Denmark -- Muslim 2%
 Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
 United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
 Spain -- Muslim 4%
 Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to
 their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for
 the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby
 securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase
 pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves --
 along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

 France -- Muslim 8%
 Philippines -- 5%
 Sweden -- Muslim 5%
 Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
 The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
 Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

 At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow
 them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the
 Islamic Law.
 The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

 When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase
 lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.. In Paris
 , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends
 Islam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam ,
 with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such
ttensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in:

 Guyana -- Muslim 10%
 India -- Muslim 13.4%
 Israel -- Muslim 16%
 Kenya -- Muslim 10%
 Russia -- Muslim 15%

 After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad
 militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian
 churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

 Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

 At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror
 attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

 Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
 Chad -- Muslim 53..1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers
 of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic
 ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya,
 the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

 Albania -- Muslim 70%
 Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
 Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
 Sudan -- Muslim 70%

 After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run
 ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out
 the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been
 experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

 Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
 Egypt -- Muslim 90%
 Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
 Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
 Iran -- Muslim 98%
 Iraq -- Muslim 97%
 Jordan -- Muslim 92%
 Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
 Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
 Palestine -- Muslim 99%
 Syria -- Muslim 90%
 Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
 Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
 United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

 100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House
 of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a
 Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only
 word, such as in:

 Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
 Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
 Somalia -- Muslim 100%
 Yemen -- Muslim 100%

 Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the
 most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their
 blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

 'Before I was nine, I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was
 me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family
 against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe
 against the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris,
 'The Haj'

 It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under
 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim
 populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and
 within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even
 enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor
 non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not
 integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses.
 They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a
 crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain
 nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the
 national average would indicate.

 Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But
 their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus,
 Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of
 the world's population by the end of this century.

 Well, boys and girls, today we are letting the fox guard the henhouse.
 The wolves will be herding the sheep!

 Obama appoints two devout Muslims to Homeland Security posts. Doesn't
 this make you feel safer already?

 Obama and Janet Napolitano appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as
 Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.

 DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim
 who was born in Damascus , Syria , as ADC National Executive Director
 as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

 NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified
 as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant...? Just

 Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions?
 Doesn't this make you feel safer already??

 That should make the US ' homeland much safer, huh!!
Was it not "Devout Muslim men" that flew planes into U.S. buildings 10
 years ago?

 Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood ?

 Also: This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start
 to finish. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not
 speaking out about any atrocities. Can a good Muslim be a good
 American? This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi
 Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

 Theologically - no . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon
 God of Arabia

Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah
 except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)

Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of
 Islam and the Quran.

 Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he
turns in prayer five times a day.

 Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make
 friends with Christians or Jews..

 Politically - no. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual
 leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America
 , the great Satan.
Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four Women and
 beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)

 Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the American
 Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes
 the Bible to be corrupt.

 Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not
 allow freedom of religion and expression... Democracy and Islam cannot
 co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

 Spiritually - no. Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the
 Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to
 as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99
 excellent names.

 Therefore, after much study and deliberation. ... Perhaps we should be
very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. - - - They obviously
 cannot be both 'good' Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you
 wish, it's still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who
 understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
 The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.

 Can a Muslim be a good soldier???

 Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire at Ft. Hood and Killed 13. He
 is a good Muslim!!!
Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within.

 THE MARINES WANT THIS TO ROLL ALL OVER THE U.S. - If you are as concerned about this as I am, please send this to your friends.

I'm still making jewelry and sometimes getting it posted on my web site in my  shop. I do seem to get more of my new stuff on my facebook page, Linda Sudimack, artisan...come "like" me and check out my newer stuff.  Losing four months is tough - I probably won't have my website back to where it should be until the snowbirds have gone home and my retail shops aren't yelling for new next summer...