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Happy Friday

I'm not much in a writing mood [it comes and goes] but figured I'd throw up a short post to wish everybody a happy weekend. Our grandson Spencer had his 2nd birthday last weekend and we are supposed to celebrate it with a party tomorrow. We'll see what happens with that. I have not got a lot of sleep the past couple of nights and am looking forward to catching up on it this weekend. I have some planting, lawn work and little shopping to do first. I do love the weekends, though, for variety of reasons. Weekends are usually when I get to sleep in, see the grandsons, go to Church...

As usual, there's a lot going on in the world. I saw on Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor" last night that ISIS is now in the hotel business. Seriously. Of course, that particular channel is full of all sorts of anti-Democrat rhetoric and last night was no exception. Once again, honest Hillary was a principle focus of many of the broadcasts along with Pam Geller, who hosted the cartoon drawing contest that got a couple of Muslims up in arms. Everyone is wondering when Hillary is going to openly talk about the questionable contributions to their "charity" and what happened to all the deliberately deleted emails. Ah, let's see. I think I can answer that: how about never?

There was much discussion about Pam Geller and whether or not she should have thrown the event in the first place, knowing it would draw the ire of the Muslim community. Much of the media (especially the liberal-leaning side) feels that she shares some blame for the incident that left the two would-be attackers dead. I must say that, although I believe she was certainly within her rights, I think it was deliberately provocative and should have been avoided. I don't say this out of fear for some Muslim extremists, either. It is just that the idea of insulting someone else's religion, no matter how wrong I may think it is, serves no purpose but to malign its faithful and perhaps provoke a reaction of note. As a Christian in this secular society, I certainly know what it is to be made fun for what I believe by the foolish, non-believing crowd of this world. Of course, the difference is that we don't behead those who offend us through their non-belief and particular brand of humor.

So the conservatives in the United Kingdom scored a nice victory in recent elections. Hopefully, the conservative leadership there will have the opportunity to deal with a conservative leader here in 2016.

That's a wrap! Have a nice weekend.

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