Has your soul ever been so deeply moved by a piece of music, that you are left speechless for many minutes?

Below are the words to “When Jesus Was A Little Child”. The music is by Peter Tchaikovsky. It was performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on a Christmas album. I heard it years ago on cassette tape, and played it so many times, I wore out the tape.

When Jesus was a little child,
He made a garden in the wild.
There grew a rose bush ‘neath his care,
Yielding a garland for his hair.

It blossomed full upon a day,
When graceless children passed that way.
They tore the rose bush from its bed,
Stripped all its leaves and blossoms red.

“Whence wilt thou mold thy garland fair?”
Their taunting voices smote the air.
“Leave but for me the naked thorns,”
The Christ replied, yet without scorn.

Then of the thorns all sharp and bare,
They bound a garland o’er his hair.
See where as red as roses grow,
Great drops of blood bedew his brow,
bedew his brow.

The imagery in this song is powerful. It is full of symbolism. I use this as an example to make my point. Words can be things which make. Words can make things which last. When we read them, new energy flows into the words as our mind absorbs them, and they become part of us. The words can provide warmth and a quickening of the inner man. Words can also unmake things which are made. Words can destroy.









holly ivy







235 Responses to “Emmanuel”

  1. Troy Says:


  2. rosettasister Says:

    Good night, Troy.

    Sleep tight.

  3. j.b. Says:

    Hey, peeps! Long time no post. Just popped in to say “hi”……

    I read that you are leaving us, Rose. 😦
    That makes me sad. See? 😦

    Thank you for, well, YOU.
    (and this place you so graciously share, which makes so many comfortable with sharing their voice, thoughts and ideas)

    Your spirit shines bright.
    You are gifted.
    And graceful.
    You are a gift, as well.
    May God always bless you, and yours, as
    your spirit shines bright wherever you are.

  4. j.b. Says:


    (pretty sure this will be the first year we will get “outta Dodge”, during trick- r- treating. Why? Because I will not be able to resist interrogating the Goblins about; whether or not their parents voted for the Wealth Spreader. Any “yes” answers would then cause me to TAKE their precious loot (by the handfuls)and GIVE IT TO OTHERS, deemed less fortunate of course, or just ; GIVE IT TO MY DOGS!) (and that’s not right!)

  5. jrinNC Says:

    morning jb, glad to see you back – we were getting worried about you.

    Happy Halloween to you too. Thank goodness I live in the boonies and I don’t have to worry about trick or treaters.

  6. jrinNC Says:

    oops not morning for you is it 🙂 Well either way glad you are back on the scene.

  7. jrinNC Says:

    apologize if posted already

  8. jrinNC Says:

    Flu Shot Shortage Shows Government Incompetence

    How can the government pretend that it can manage, overhaul, streamline and reform the health care system in the United States when it can’t even deliver enough flu shots to prevent a pandemic?

    My cousin who came in from Texas last night and her daughter from Utah both told me they can’t even get the regular flu shot – Every place they went they were told they ran out. Even around my area they have run out of the regular flu vaccine.

  9. jrinNC Says:

    Iran lawmakers reject UN-drafted uranium plan

    “They need to deliver nuclear fuel to Iran first … the West is not trustworthy,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying.

    West not trustworthy!!!!!!!!!!! Of course they want this done first as they have NO intention of shipping the uranium abroad. They want that fuel period.

  10. ryansgrammy Says:

    j.b. so happy to see you are okay. We were worried about you!!!!!
    jr — in morehead city right now and I like that its supposed to be 80 degrees today. 🙂

  11. ryansgrammy Says:

    Dear Rose — thank you so much for providing this haven for us to come to vent and share our stories. I hope you will still peek in and post on occasion and not abandon us entirely. God Bless You!

  12. ryansgrammy Says:

    Troy — Thanks for taking over the helm! Check in later gang

  13. jrinNC Says:

    Now why would this health care bill contain at Sec 256 Treatment of Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act????????????? Which in essence says: Coverage shall be treated as a qualified health benefits plan providing acceptable coverage so long as the Secretary of Labor determines that such coverage is equal too or better than.

    Why was this necessary to spell out specifically Hawaii’s Health Care??????Oh I know BO’s home state. I am pointing this out to my senators asap.

  14. jrinNC Says:

    Hey Grammy – yes today is suppose to be great. Glad you are in my neck of the woods today. I have said many times I would like to live in Morehead City. They have so much more than what New Bern has. I go down there to shop all the time.

  15. jrinNC Says:

  16. jrinNC Says:

    And another one dumps the dollar:

    Turkey plans to dump dollar in trade with Iran


  17. jrinNC Says:

    Jerusalem must be capital of both Israel and Palestine, UN chief says


    I do not see this happening

  18. jrinNC Says:

    US admiral concerned about China military buildup


  19. jrinNC Says:

    Tony Blair’s bid to become European Union president appears doomed


  20. jrinNC Says:

    Edmunds.com Fights Back After White House Attack

    Last night we were shocked to see that The White House was using its blog to tear into car website Edmunds.com over some analysis it did of Cash-For-Clunkers. To recap: Edmunds.com says the program was a gigantic waste with little effect. The White House disagrees.


  21. Troy Says:

    Good morning, peeps!!!

  22. Troy Says:

    jb, so nice to see you back again!!!…We missed you!

    Jaw all healed up now? 🙂

  23. Troy Says:

    Analysis of Dr. Edwin Vieira’s proposal
    October 31, 2009 by John Charlton

    by John Charlton

    (Oct. 31, 2009) — Dr. Edwin Vieira proposed in July that American citizens aghast at the Marxist take over in Washington, D.C., should focus their efforts on Constitutional reform through emphasis of State sovereignty in two crucial areas.

    His proposal takes this form:

    The basis steps in the strategy are straightforward:

    1. Identify a State in which a sizeable segment of the population will support—yea, will demand—two measures:

    (a) regaining the Power of the Purse through the introduction of an alternative-currency system based on silver and gold; and
    (b) regaining the Power of the Sword through revitalization of “the Militia of the several States” in that State.

    2. Draft comprehensive legislation for this purpose exactly as it needs to be enacted—thus embodying fully and precisely what We the People themselves demand, not some crumbs that legislators deign to throw to them.

    3. Find patriotic, courageous, and sagacious legislators to introduce the bill and shepherd it through the legislative process.

    4. Mobilize a mass of grass-roots activists, not only from that State but also from all over the country, to lobby for the legislation. Because the first State is the starting-point for reform throughout America, every patriot in every State has a vital interest in seeing the reform legislation enacted there.

    5. If the bill does not pass, in the very next election remove from office as many as possible of those legislators who voted against it, replacing them with new legislators pledged to carry the reform to completion—legislators drawn from among We the People themselves, not from the ranks of professional politicians. The crucial, if not the only, issue in the election must be the candidates’ support for the reform legislation.

    6. Return to step 3, and reiterate this process until the bill finally passes and is signed into law.

    Since the success of any effort consists partly in understanding the obstacles that lie in its path, lets consider these point by point.

    (continued) http://thepostnemail.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/analysis-of-dr-edwin-vieiras-proposal/

  24. Troy Says:

    More from Doc V
    Dr. Edwin Vieira gives counsel to the Nation
    October 31, 2009 by John Charlton

    by John Charlton

    (Oct. 31, 2009) — With three Federal Courts giving adverse judgments in 3 separate cases, which challenged Obama to prove what he is not: that is prove that he is eligible for the office of President, according to the natural born citizen requirement in Article II, Section i, paragraph 5; things are not lost.

    Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., renowned constitutional attorney, who argued many a case before the Supreme Court of the United States, gives some advice on the necessity of concerted political action, NOT in Washington, D.C., but in crucial states. Writing in July he counseled America:

    Moreover, anyone who studies the history of the modern “constitutional interpretation” for which those judges and graduates are responsible will soon realize what the Constitution does not mean and could not possibly mean. For decades, the legal gurus of the Bench, the Bar, and the law schools have inundated this country with tortuous and truly tortured theories of “the general Welfare”, “regulation of Commerce”, “implied powers”, “compelling governmental interests”, “judicial supremacy”, “the unitary executive”, and so on ad nauseum—all intended to infuse, increase, and intensify power in the General Government, at the expense of the States and especially of the people.

    (continued) http://thepostnemail.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/dr-edwin-vieira-gives-counsel-to-the-nation/

  25. Troy Says:

    Convert to Christ, held prisoner by Muslim parents in Ohio
    October 31, 2009 by John Charlton

    by John Chalrton

    (Oct. 31, 2009) — This is no trick or treat! this all Hallows Eve, a 17-year-old girl, who converted to Jesus Christ while reading the Bible secretly in her own bedroom; and who faced with death threats from her fanatical Muslim parents, is now being held a virtual prisoner, under watch 24/7 by her parents, in her own home: deprived of all communication with the outside world, with friends, and even from attending public school, after her parents sought her “extradition” from Florida, where she had fled for her life, at the invitation of a Christian Minister who offered her a safe-house shelter.

    The name of this intrepid, modern-day Christian heroine is Rifqa Bary. Her crime, conversion to Christianity.

    And the courts of Ohio and Florida stand on the side of her parents and Shaira Law.

    You cannot believe it; but the Muslim control of American courts has begun!

    (continued) http://thepostnemail.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/convert-to-christ-held-prisoner-by-muslim-parents-in-ohio/

  26. Troy Says:

    This is no surprise…We need to give Ron Paul more power.
    Bankers gut Federal Reserve Audit Bill
    October 30, 2009 by John Charlton

    by John Charlton

    (Oct. 30, 2009) — It’s not only mischief night in America — the night before Halloween, when good kids pulled pranks and bad kids when delinquent — it seems that its Mischief Week in America: first Judge David O. Carter tossing an Election Fraud case, now it’s Mel Watt, Representative from North Carolina, who has gutted the Federal Reserve Audit Bill, proposed by U.S. Representative Ron Paul.

    The only problem is, that Mel Watt’s district is home to the national headquarters of the Bank of America, one of the largest banks in the United States, and a strong supporter of Obama and the agenda of Sodom.

    Many think that bankers are all about helping people: but if they studied the history of banking, they would see that it is all about usury, power and control. Most do not know that the feudalism of Europe grew not out of the remains of the Roman Empire, wherein everyone was granted citizenship, but out of usurious debt mongering by large land holders, who used debt to enserf populations whole-scale, in times of famine, wars, and natural disasters, hitting the poor when they were down.

    No wonder then that bankers do not light oversight: nor do they appreciated bills that shine the light on their activities.

    Ron Paul said of his proposal to Boby Irvy of Bloomberg News:

    There’s nothing left, it’s been gutted, . . .

    This is not a partisan issue. People all over the country want to know what the Fed is up to, and this legislation was supposed to help them do that.”

    Bob Irvy explained:

    The bill, with 308 co-sponsors, has been stripped of provisions that would remove Fed exemptions from audits of transactions with foreign central banks, monetary policy deliberations, transactions made under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee and communications between the Board, the reserve banks and staff, Paul said today.

    And added:

    Paul, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, said Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina, has eliminated “just about everything” while preparing the legislation for formal consideration. Watt is chairman of the panel’s domestic monetary policy and technology subcommittee.

    Keith Kelly, a spokesman for Watt, declined to comment and said Watt wasn’t immediately available for an interview. Watt’s district includes Charlotte, headquarters of Bank of America Corp., the biggest U.S. lender.


  27. Troy Says:

    What’s up in Europe?
    October 30, 2009 by John Charlton

    by John Charlton

    (Oct. 30, 2009) — The European Union or EU, as it is popularly known, is about to take a dramatic political step, when the Lisbon Treaty is ratified by all the member states; and event that is expected this fall, when the Czech Republic agrees to its terms.

    What is the European Union and what effects will the Lisbon Treaty have? Most U.S. citizens are in the dark, and apathy is the primary motive. But the consequences are important enough for all Americans to take notice this fall, as the formation of a federate EU will be a historical marker to judge the maintenance or fall of the post WWII American hegemony.

    Which Countries are members of the EU?
    The EU comprises currently all 27 sovereign nations of Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus two Mediterranean island nations: Malta and Cyprus.

    European nations which are not members are: Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia; and 3 former Soviet Union states: Belarus, Moldavia and the Ukraine.

    A few tiny states are also not members: San Marino, Andorra, Lichtenstein & Vatican City state — mostly because of their traditions of political independence and the costs of membership. Iceland, which is geographically associated with the European continent, is also not a member; but applied for membership on July 23rd of this year.

    What do Europeans think of the EU?
    The EU recently held elections for seats in the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, a French city on the German border, in the historically contested once german-speaking region of Alsace. Voter turn out was a miserable 43% the lowest in the history of EU elections.

    Conservatives and anti-immigration parties won gains in nearly every member state.

    Generally, the concept of EU is highly praised and supported in Northern Europe, where interest in politics rather than religion is dominant; suspect and ignored in Southern Europe, where Christian traditions remain strong.

    Most Europeans believe a centralized government has as much to offer as it risks to endanger: benefits are a uniform system of laws and regulations, to promote economic development and growth; risks are the imposition of secularist and masonic ideas on member states where citizens have stronger Christian ideals.

    Most controversial of the actions of the EU have been the forcing of member states to accept laws permitting abortion, unnatural marriage, and a litany of other socialist and secularist laws to break down the Christian morals of their citizens.

    The EU also has garnered a lot of criticism over its failure to recognize in law the distinctive statue of religious groups, and the Christian heritage of the continent; while at the same time opening the doors to Islamic immigration. The EU has protested the tax-exempt status of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy, and the Greek Orthodox Churches in Greece; to the dismay of those member states.

    In summary, most Europeans believe that the EU has been and is an instrument for France and Germany to impose their political and social control on the rest of the continent.

    The Lisbon Treaty and how it will Change Europe
    The Lisbon Treaty was signed on Dec. 13, 2007, as a proposal, but has not yet….


  28. Troy Says:

  29. Troy Says:

    Obama Administration Eyeing Navy Brig in South Carolina for Gitmo Detainees, Sources Say
    by DefendUSx October 31, 2009 00:04

    From Fox news

    Sources tell Fox News that one scenario is that a “handful” of detainees who are already in the military courts at Guantanamo could be brought stateside as a “trial run” to test the system.

    The Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., is “very much in play” as an option to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees for military commission hearings in the U.S., multiple sources tell Fox News.

    Some sources describe the Naval Consolidated Brig — which has housed at least two enemy combatants since 9/11 — as a leading option being considered by the task force reviewing the Guantanamo issue.

    more here: http://www.repubx.com/

  30. Troy Says:

    More media censorship from the White House.
    Obama forces New York Times to alter story about Dover Air Force Base Photo-Op?
    by DefendUSx October 30, 2009 23:57

    Chicago style journalism? Originally, the New York Times reported Obama’s visit to Dover AFB and the arrival of fallen serviceman as:

    The images and the sentiment of the president’s five-hour trip to Delaware were intended by the White House to convey to the nation that Mr. Obama was not making his Afghanistan decision lightly or in haste.

    Aka, the New York Times basically admitting that the Obama appearance was a Photo Op. But suddenly, the quote from the New York Times changed posted by both Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette and Nice Deb both noticed the change :

    The image of the commander in chief standing on a darkened tarmac, offering a salute to one of the soldiers, highlighted the poignancy of a decision he is facing.

    Why the sudden change in wording? Did Dead-Fish Rahm Emanuel send the NYT a dead fish? Did he make a little phone call?


  31. Troy Says:

    AP Headline: FBI “Murdered” Detroit Imam

    The Associated Press is letting its bias show in an article published late yesterday, “Murdered Imam’s Followers Deny FBI Radical Claims”. Murdered? Nothing in the article backs up this charge, even noting that Luqman Ameen Abdullah fired at the FBI when they attempted to arrest him on charges, killing a FBI K9 agent. His followers are complaining about the number of times Abdullah was hit.

    Here’s a hint: if you open fire on the FBI they are probably going to open fire on you. Two shots to center mass – that’s what they’re taught. Yhey are probably going to have more guns than you and there’s a good chance that you’re going to die. This seems like a case of natural selection, but nothing remotely rising to “murder” on the part of the FBI. Shame on the AP.


  32. Troy Says:

    The beginning of Islamic no-go zones in America

    After this week’s shootout between FBI agents and a Detroit imam, police had to enter the mosque with guns drawn to look for one of the imam’s disciples who was captured on video assaulting a Detroit News photographer. Because Islam is a Religion of Peace after all.

    Video here: http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/199426.php

    Yes, the imam who was killed, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, refused to surrender to police (because Muslims don’t have to follow infidel laws) and engaged in a shootout with the FBI that killed a canine agent, and also openly preached about the violent establishment of an Islamic state in America, but don’t forget that he was a humanitarian. Islamophobe

  33. Troy Says:

    Detroit Islamist Raid Bags Schoolteacher

    (Detroit, Michigan) A physical education teacher at A.L. Holmes Elementary School, Garry Laverne Porter (aka Mujahid), was arrested by the FBI in this week’s roundup of Islamist radicals. Porter is charged with conspiracy to commit federal crimes and possession of firearms or ammunition by a convicted felon.

    He was one of eight men taken into custody Wednesday as part of a group called Ummah which aims to establish a separate Islamic nation within the United States.

    Having convicted felons teaching children in Michigan is reportedly not uncommon. However, it’s unknown how many radical Islamists teach in Michigan. (More …)

  34. Troy Says:

    Adventures in Government Healthcare: HPV vaccine developer admits drug does little to reduce cervical cancer rates

    Remember back in 2007 when Texas passed a law forcing all young girls in the state to get a vaccine against HPV (which can only be obtained through sexual activity)? And anyone who dissented from having their underage daughters vaccinated for this STD was engaged in child abuse?

    Well now the lead researcher in developing two different HPV vaccines has admitted there’s no evidence that they reduce cervical cancer rates. Oh, and there’s been no trials for girls under 15.

    From the Bulletin:

    Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15.
    Dr. Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the University of Missouri, made these remarks during an address at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2-4. Although her talk was intended to promote the vaccine, participants said they came away convinced the vaccine should not be received.

    We’re from the government, and we’re here to help. Run for your lives.

  35. Troy Says:

    Terrorists, welcome to Obamaland…Come one, come all!!!
    Good News: Federal Judge Cuts Convicted al Qaeda Ops Sentence in Half Because of “Severe” Treatment

    A federal judge today gave convicted al Qaeda sleeper agent Ali al-Marri an 8 year prison sentence — half of what was sought — because of “severe treatment”.

    The “severe treatment”? Was he tortured? Waterboarded? Forced to listen to New Kids on the Block for hours on end?


    His lawyers report that al-Marri has described being subjected to extreme cold, with insufficient bedding and clothing. He has been deprived of all reading material, except a Qur’an. Unlike the cells at Guantanamo Bay, which all have an arrow painted on the floor that points toward Mecca, his guards reportedly decline to inform him of which direction is East. In addition to his cell’s window being merely translucent (rather than transparent), he also claims to have no clock, preventing him from knowing the proper times to say prayers. He has also reportedly been deprived of personal hygiene items. [9] The lack of such items have reportedly also rendered him unable to pray as a result of ritual impurity.

    Um, has this judge never been to a federal penitentiary before? WTF does he think goes on at a prison?

    Ass pounding? Not a problem. Not knowing which way is Mecca? Nooooo!

    The justification the judge gave for the lite sentence?

    “My personal belief as a judge is that that was totally unacceptable,” Mihm said. “That’s not who we are.”
    What. A. F*cking. Idiot.

    In fact, I know this is who we are and as long as we’re bringing up personal beliefs, it is my personal belief that U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm should be impeached.

    Because Marri has already been held for six years, he’ll be let go by 2011. Remember, he was an al Qaeda sleeper agent here in the U.S. who committed credit card fraud on behalf of his good buddy Khalid Shiek Mohammad.

    This is the lunacy of treating terrorists as criminals.

  36. Bones Says:

    Must see (sorry if already posted). Alex Jones’ Fall of the Republic, full length. Pass it around.

  37. Troy Says:

    Thanks, Bones!

  38. Bones Says:

    Thanks to you, Troy, for taking over for Rose until she comes back ;).

  39. Troy Says:

    No problem, I’m happy to help!

  40. Troy Says:

    Whaaa hoooo!!!!!!….Thank God and Greyhound she’s gone!
    Republican Scozzafava Suspends New York Congressional Campaign

    The move comes on the heels of a new poll that showed Republican Dede Scozzafava had fallen behind her two competitors in a race too close.

    Story here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/31/republican-scozzafava-suspends-new-york-congressional-campaign/

  41. Troy Says:

  42. Troy Says:

    Me loves Bluegrass!!!

  43. rosettasister Says:

    Heres a funny one for you

    I decided to stay with my daughter in her hotel room in poughkeepsie Tue night as she wasn’t feeling well

    Wake was next day

    I read a headline to her about how married clergy were becoming CAtholic PRiests

    In her allergy induced

  44. Troy Says:


    WorldNetDaily Exclusive
    Former GSA exec: Obama job claims ‘baloney’
    Also says deficit inherited by president only $497 billion

    Listen here:
    [audio src="http://live.radioamerica.org/loudwater/player.pl?name=wnd&url=http://feeds.radioamerica.org/podcast/DWP/audio/000007_014142.mp3" /]

  45. rosettasister Says:

    Stupor she blurted out

    Married PRiests

    No wonder grandma dropped dead!

    She always makes me laugh

  46. Troy Says:

    That was funny of her to say….Always keeping a good sense of humor can make trying times easier to endure. 🙂

  47. Fernley Girl Says:

    Michelle Bachmann has asked for Americans to show up on the front steps of the Capitol Building at noon on Thursday, Nov. 5th to confront Congress about the Health Care Reform bills now being considered. I cannot afford to go. I can, however, fax a proxy to her office. Please do the same. Please copy and paste this on to every blog you can. We need millions of proxies to arrive at her office in time for her to be able to represent all of us.

    Michelle Bachmann
    Washington Office

    107 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2331
    Fax: (202) 225-6475

  48. Troy Says:

    That’s a good idea, Fernley…Thanks! 😉

  49. rosettasister Says:


    McCain on obama

    Hope link works

  50. Troy Says:

    US admiral concerned about China military buildup
    By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ (AP) – 1 day ago

    HONG KONG — A U.S. Navy admiral expressed new concern Friday over China’s military buildup and urged Beijing to be clearer about its intentions.

    more here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h4kq-860fCB0J11y73pGafA7SMTwD9BLD8AG0

  51. Troy Says:

    No surprises here
    Jailhouse Interview: Madoff Rips SEC, Calls Shapiro a “Dear Friend”
    By Michael Corkery

    Tonight the Inspector General of the Securities & Exchange Commission gives us Bernie Madoff in his own words — A jailhouse interview that Madoff granted to the SEC’s watchdog during his stay at Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan on June 17.

    Madoff spent much of the interview slamming the SEC: “Everything the SEC did prior to 2006 was a waste.” He said that the inspectors who combed through his books found only “ridiculous violations.” Madoff adds that he never supplied false documents to the SEC, but that it was “amazing to me” that he didn’t get caught.

    Click here for the SEC’s synopsis of the interview.

    “It never entered the SEC’s mind that it was a Ponzi scheme.” He called one SEC investigator an “idiot”

    He also had harsh words for the celebrated whistleblower Henry Markopolos, who went to the SEC with his concerns about Madoff. The agency never followed through. “This was a guy who was just jealous” of his business, Madoff said.

    Madoff offered two approaches to evading investigators. Either make it hard for them to find documents by creating a convoluted and scattered paper trail. Or the approach he favored: Be as cooperative as possible.

    Still, he found the SEC inquiries torturous. “I wish they caught me six years ago, eight years ago.”

    At one point, he called the SEC’s current head Mary Shapiro a “dear friend,” but doesn’t elaborate on how he knew her. CNBC was reporting tonight that the SEC rejects that characterization.

    Overall, Madoff’s conclusion is that financial industry is “by and large…honest,’’ adding that “you can’t have the transparency the regulators want you to have because it’s proprietary and detrimental.”

    “The thing I feel worst about beside the people losing money is that I set the industry back.”


  52. rosettasister Says:


    From John McCain

  53. Troy Says:

    Global warming responsible for “super” hurricanes?
    North Atlantic Hurricane Season slowest since 1997

    Global and Northern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Activity remains near 30-year historical lows — three years in a row now of considerably below-average activity globally.


  54. Troy Says:

    Biggest October Snow in Denver in 12 Years

    Driving around the Denver, Colorado metro area is a mess and giving people major headaches as they try to get around town.


    Get out of Denver baby, Go!

  55. rosettasister Says:

    I would very much appreciate if someone could post where and when is John McCain town hall in peoria az today

    blackberry is making me crazy!

  56. Troy Says:

    Stoooopid Global warming!!!…grrrrrr 😦
    Snow shifts east, paralyzing plains
    KDVR Denver
    1:40 AM EDT, October 30, 2009

    Blizzard conditions closed Interstate 70 just east of Denver. (October 29, 2009)

    Related links
    Treacherous travel on I-70 Photo
    Sledding at Ruby Hill in Denver Photo

    PHOTOS: Colorado’s Extreme Weather Photos

    DENVER – After pounding Colorado’s Front Range and metropolitan Denver for more than two days with snow, a powerful Winter Storm pushed into eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas Thursday evening.

    The snow and wind created blizzard conditions and forced the closure of several major highways, including Interstate 70 which was shut down from Aurora to the Kansas state line.

    Also closed were I-76 from Brighton to Neb., US 34 from Brush to Neb., CO 71 from Neb. to Ordway, CO 61 from Sterling to Otis, and CO 59 between I-76 and Yuma.

    more here: http://www.wtvr.com/health/kdvr-snow-story-102909,0,1202500.story

  57. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    October 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm edit

    I would very much appreciate if someone could post where and when is John McCain town hall in peoria az today
    I’ll see what I can find…Uno momento

  58. Troy Says:

    Here ya go, Foxie Rosie! 😀


  59. CJ Says:

    Great round of posts and information on the thread today. Troy thanks so much for helping Rose and all of us out by taking the reins on the blog. You bring much to the table here and you are appreciated.

    FernleyGirl, what will the proxy do in re to Bachmann? I too wish I could be there with her as the 9/12 experience was terrific. Congress/Pres/ O may have tried to ignore the million of us sitting on their doorstep but believe me they knew we were there. We must keep this going in large and vocal numbers until O gang is gone from polluting our Fed. govt. Bachmann is as fearless as Palin and I am with her all the way. FG, Not sure what you are referring to but I’d like to participate.

    NYS just got lucky in that Scozza(?) dropped out. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my fellow NYer’s in that district do the right thing. Get rid of the Dem.

  60. Troy Says:

    I discovered something that I sure do like as a new blog administrator.

    I can post multiple live links and not have the post go to moderation.

    To the rest of the gang: na-na-na boo-boo!!!….Hehehe 😀

  61. Troy Says:

    CJ Says:

    Troy thanks so much for helping Rose and all of us out by taking the reins on the blog. You bring much to the table here and you are appreciated.
    Why thank you CJ…TYVM

    Tip jar —> (_)

    Suggestion box —> l_l

  62. Troy Says:

    Rosie, when I went to the “dashboard” yesterday I discovered eleven posts of a foul nature that had been sitting in quarantine for quite a while….I “trashed” them!!!…I hope that’s Ok with you.

  63. sisterrosetta Says:

    yes troy I saw you did that

    pls take over moderating posts

    I left them up only because I wanted the perpetrator to see what they had written

    but it’s new day!


  64. Troy Says:

    pls take over moderating posts
    Consider it done!

  65. Troy Says:

    ….and they were complaining about a little waterboarding…pfffttt…I’ll take a little water over this poison anyday!!!
    H1N1 Vaccinations To Be Offered To Guantanamo Bay Detainees
    The Pentagon will offer the H1N1 vaccination to detainees at the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, officials there said Friday.


  66. Troy Says:

    Hillary, in her halloween costume, admits that the U.S. taxes EVERYTHING!!!
    Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan: Hillary Clinton

    * US taxes everything, and ‘that’s not what we see in Pakistan’
    * Pakistan must start planning for challenges posed by population growth
    * US secretary of state meets COAS

    the rest here:

  67. sisterrosetta Says:


  68. ryansgrammy Says:

    Gitmo Detainees in S.C.????

  69. Troy Says:

    You know what….Biden may be a baffoon, but he is a somewhat likeable baffoon and has an uncontrolable tendency to want to tell the truth about important things…I have noticed it many times…I won’t fault the guy for being a goof…I’m a goof too!
    Biden: Job Stats “Not 100 Percent Accurate”

    Video here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/10/30/biden_job_stats_not_100_percent_accurate.html

    “We know this is not 100 percent accurate,” he said. “Further updates and corrections are going to be needed.”

  70. ryansgrammy Says:

    Sorry if this was posted already. This guy is such a sleazebag

  71. Troy Says:

    ryansgrammy Says:

    October 31, 2009 at 5:23 pm edit

    Gitmo Detainees in S.C.????
    mmm hmm…indeed!

  72. ryansgrammy Says:

    Latest from Anita MonCrief


  73. Troy Says:

    Aww, poor thing! 😉
    Corzine campaign staffer arrested on drug charges…


  74. ryansgrammy Says:

    New cartoon on swine flu.


  75. Troy Says:

    Gee whiz Jeb, ya don’t say!!!…Duh!
    Jeb Bush: Obama trying to ‘attack capitalism’
    Posted: October 29th, 2009 04:53 PM ET

    From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke in Washington on Wednesday.
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Since his brother left office in January, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been mostly diplomatic when discussing the Obama administration.

    On Wednesday, he took a sharper tone.

    During remarks to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce legal summit in Washington, Bush had tough words for the president in response to an audience question.

    “I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism,” he said, according to LegalNewsline.com.

    Bush paused a moment, then acknowledged: “That’ll make the news.”


  76. Troy Says:

    Roflmao!!!…Check out the purple lips!

  77. rosettasister Says:

    Most recent New Jersey polling data

    Rasmussen Christie +3

    Stockton/Zogby Corzine +1

    Neighborhood Research Christie +7

    Democracy Corps Corzine +5

    My money’s on Rasmussen!

  78. Troy Says:

    CBO Puts House Health Bill Total Cost At $1.055 Trillion


  79. ryansgrammy Says:



  80. rosettasister Says:

    Rasmussen Obama Approval

    46 — 52

    46% Total Approve

    that’s just single point above lowest level

  81. Troy Says:

    The O’Commie Care nazi says, “No tort reform for you!”
    Pelosi Health Care Bill Blows a Kiss to Trial Lawyersby Capitol Confidential

    The health care bill recently unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi is over 1,900 pages for a reason. It is much easier to dispense goodies to favored interest groups if they are surrounded by a lot of legislative legalese. For example, check out this juicy morsel to the trial lawyers (page 1431-1433 of the bill):

    Section 2531, entitled “Medical Liability Alternatives,” establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. [But]…… a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages.

    So, you can’t try to seek alternatives to lawsuits if you’ve actually done something to implement alternatives to lawsuits. Brilliant! The trial lawyers must be very happy today!
    While there is debate over the details, it is clear that medical malpractive lawsuits have some impact on driving health care costs higher. There are likely a number of procedures that are done simply as a defense against future possible litigation. Recall this from the Washington Post:

    “Lawmakers could save as much as $54 billion over the next decade by imposing an array of new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, congressional budget analysts said today — a substantial sum that could help cover the cost of President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s health system. New research shows that legal reforms would not only lower malpractice insurance premiums for medical providers, but would also spur providers to save money by ordering fewer tests and procedures aimed primarily at defending their decisions in court, Douglas Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, wrote in a letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).”

    Stay tuned. There are certainly many more terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad provisions in this massive bill.


  82. Troy Says:

    that’s just single point above lowest level
    in history or for Obama???

  83. rosettasister Says:

    for Obama according to Rasmussen

    so I guess at one point he was down to 45%

  84. rosettasister Says:



    CBO links

  85. Troy Says:

    Rose, are on a PC / Laptop now?

  86. Troy Says:

    are *you*

  87. ryansgrammy Says:

    This title reminded me of Rose’s Bigus Dicus. he!he!


  88. Troy Says:


  89. rosettasister Says:

    yes, troy

    I’m on my husband’s laptop

    IP should be different from earlier when I was on bberry

  90. ryansgrammy Says:

    Gee such devotion and dedication (not)


  91. rosettasister Says:

    Biggus Dickus!

    Obamus Minimus!

    Oh my!

  92. Katie Says:

    Well, we’re finally shoveled out, and helped my parents get out as well.

    I’ve lived in Colorado for over 30 years and have never experienced a blizzard of this magnitude before Halloween.

    Global warming, my a$$!!

    Troy – thank YOU for stepping up and taking this on. We’ll all be here to support you.

    j.b. – nice to ‘hear’ from you again! We were all worried, and asking for you. Please don’t be a stranger, and we hope you’re recovered from your accident.

  93. Troy Says:

    yes, troy

    I’m on my husband’s laptop
    The reason I asked is because I had emailed you some pics and asked if you could post them…I’m not sure how to do that yet….Could you do that or tell me how I could do it?

  94. rosettasister Says:

    Jobs created or saved???


  95. Troy Says:

    Because it never gets old. 😀

  96. rosettasister Says:

    Yes, Troy I can post links to those images.

    May I suggest you open 4shared acct?

    It’s easy peasy!

  97. rosettasister Says:


  98. Troy Says:

    May I suggest you open 4shared acct?

    It’s easy peasy!
    Thanks, I’ll do that!

  99. Troy Says:

    Katie Says:

    October 31, 2009 at 6:02 pm edit

    Troy – thank YOU for stepping up and taking this on. We’ll all be here to support you.
    Thanks so much, Katie!…I know, together, we can all keep this GREAT blog going!

  100. rosettasister Says:


    I’m sorry I am having trouble downloading pics

    Not sure if they’re not downloading or if I just can’t find them

    I looked

    So cute!

    Are those your toes?

    Try 4shared

    It’s really easy

    Sometimes it’s a bit difficult finding link to post

    i.e., you can upload single file or do multiupload

    when you do this 4shared creates link, like links in post above

    if you have just a few uploads, 4shared will show you link

    eventually you’ll have to go to your 4shared acct page you’ll see your uploads listed

    there’s a green arrow at end of line

    click on that will take you to link

    then copy and paste like you would any link

  101. Troy Says:

    Ok Rose

    I just open an accnt and I’m looking it over…I’ll figure it out!

    Yes, those are my dirty toes…Lmao!

  102. rosettasister Says:

    thanks troy will be back later

    who was it that loved this song someone on this blog

  103. Troy Says:

    who was it that loved this song someone on this blog
    I’ve always liked it and posted it once.

  104. Troy Says:

    Wow, that guy was very busy in that song…Lead vocals, keyboards and bongos…Nice job!

  105. Troy Says:

    I hope this works!

    These are the three feral kittens that I tamed so that they could be adopted.

    This is one of the three feral kitties from momma cat’s first litter….Out of the three, this one decided he wanted to be my special buddy….His name is “Boots”, as you can see why….He is hamming it up and waving to the camera…He thinks he’s an indoor kitty now!

    This is momma feral kitty….I hope that I’ve been over feeding her instead of looking pregnant again….I’m still trying to catch her so that she can be spayed…She doesn’t seem to mind the live trap behind her….She really does have four legs, I swear!

    Your’s truly in desperate need of a haircut.

  106. Troy Says:

    Ok…Well, I think I kind of, sort of did that correctly….The pic showed up on the cover page of two of the links, but not the first two.

    All of them can be viewed by clicking download and then choosing “open”.

    They won’t be stored on your computer.

  107. Katie Says:

    Troy – what’s behind the red door????

    Kitties are cute. I hope they find good homes, too.

    And you look so much like my cousin we could be, well, cousins!

  108. Troy Says:

    And you look so much like my cousin we could be, well, cousins!

    Some day I’ll tell y’all a little secret about who I’m related to….It would make your head explode. 🙂

  109. Troy Says:

    Troy – what’s behind the red door????
    Umm, I believe that it would be a hallway. 😀

  110. Katie Says:

    Ooohhh, intrigue at Rose’s place on Halloween.

    Who could Troy be related to????

    I just sent you an email – hope it worked.

  111. Troy Says:

    I just replied to your email. 🙂

  112. Katie Says:

    Got it.

    And YES!

  113. joldy Says:


    Hope we don’t get droves of spooks… Not a real fan of Halloween, my son is excited.
    🙂 Dad gets to go walk the neighborhood! After it’s a movie, popcorn and son’s candy 🙂
    Hope you all have a good night! I’m taking a short break trying to catch up and later tonite I will sneak in, I hope. I see lots of reading to do…

    Have a good one!

  114. Troy Says:

    Happy Goblin Day to you too, joldy!

    See ya tonight, hopefully!

  115. Troy Says:

    And YES!
    Yes???…as in, you would like hint?

  116. Daron Fraley Says:

    sisterrosetta: I truly am flattered that you enjoyed the post on my blog from September 23rd, 2008 ( http://lachish-letters.blogspot.com/2008/09/letter-o.html ) well enough that you wanted to include some of it on your blog. I welcome your comments and your continued reading of it.

    Would you mind making a simple change to your post above? Can you be sure to include some kind of credits for what I wrote, or better yet, make it more obvious that the post came from my blog with a link stating so?

    Please don’t be offended! That is not my intent. But lifting the exact words from another internet site without crediting the source, or better yet, getting written permission to do so, is a copyright violation.

    Thank you. I sincerely hope that this comment will not be taken as offensive or mean, because that was not my goal.

    Daron D. Fraley
    Author of “The Chronicles of Gan — The Thorn” coming March, 2010.

  117. Daron Fraley Says:


    I do need to correct one thing in my last comment. I now see that you already have a link to my blog below the post. With all of the other links there, it is not very noticeable. I think the issue here is that the post does not specifically say that the text of the blog post came from another author. Does that make sense?

    Sorry about missing the link.

  118. Katie Says:

    Yes, oh awesomeness…(gotta suck up to the blog administrator ;-))

  119. Troy Says:

    Rose, you have a follow-up reply type of comment in moderation…I’m leaving it there for you to see and respond to it or not.

  120. Troy Says:

    Katie, I think my last email should do the trick. 😉

  121. CJ Says:

    Ain’t it great that the healthcare obamanation will protect the lawyers but take money from the doctors, who are the main core of healthcare after all, by limiting their ability to decide what methods are needed to treat their patients—that would be all of us. Oh and that 1 trillion cost that the CBO estimated—raise your hands if you think it will be that low(funny to say that about 1T) when the govt. gets through with it. How much will it cost just to hire people to administer it? What a mess. They didn’t really address tort reform or cross state competition. They also didn’t include themselves in the whole scheme. Honestly, if any of those idiots vote for this they should be toast when they come up for re-election.

  122. Katie Says:

    Troy – you give me too much credit. As I said, I suck at riddles.

  123. Troy Says:

    CJ Says:

    October 31, 2009 at 9:44 pm edit

    Ain’t it great that the healthcare obamanation will protect the lawyers but take money from the doctors
    I don’t believe it will pass.

  124. Katie Says:

    I’ve just discovered this website. (Liberals need not apply.)

    By Adam Bitely

    At Americans for Limited Government, we are running a very extensive New Media operation. From blogging to aggregating, we are up to our ears in work.

    On a daily basis, we are aggregating the center-right blogosphere. At http://netrightnation.com, we are aggregating content from over 75,000 blogs daily! On top of that, we are working with bloggers across the country to help spread the message of free-markets and individual liberty.

    We realize the power that New Media has in affecting change in America. That’s why I launched StopJarrett(dot)com this week to ask the questions that many in the old media are refusing to ask. We want to know who Valerie Jarrett is. And we are working in the blogosphere to find out and report the truth to everyone.

    Blog powerhouses like Michelle Malkin have already backed our efforts to expose Valerie Jarrett. And in our second day, we already have an extensive blog coalition being built to help us pull this project off.

    If you are a blogger and would like to get involved in our efforts, please email me and I will be more than happy to work with you.

    Adam Bitely is the Director of New Media at Americans for Limited Government and Executive Director of NetRight Nation.

  125. jrinNC Says:

    Troy love the kitties in the sink. They seem to be right at home – They look just like Mama and Boots looks like he has taken over 🙂 I love kitties with those big pointy ears. (The better to hear you with my dear) But gotta say I fell in love with the kitty in the center with that pink little nose and those adorable eyes. She/he has Mama’s eyes.

  126. Troy Says:

    But gotta say I fell in love with the kitty in the center with that pink little nose and those adorable eyes.
    Yeah, they were all cuties…It was so hard to leave them at the shelter.

  127. Troy Says:

    I just got this in an email.

    This was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett’s widow……..

    President Obama:

    Today I read of your administrations’ plan to re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it’s time we had a talk………

    During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of our tradition of standing and crossing your heart when the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four people on the stage, were the only one not honoring our tradition.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    During one of your many speeches, Americans heard you say that you intended to visit all 57 states.
    We all know that Islam, not America has 57 states.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    When President Bush leaned over at Ground Zero and gently placed a flower on the memorial, while you nonchalantly tossed your flower onto the pile without leaning over.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    Every time you apologized to other countries for America ‘s position on an issue we have wondered why you don’t share our pride in this great country. When you have heard foreign leaders berate our country and our beliefs, you have not defended us. In fact, you insulted the British Crown beyond belief.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    When your pastor of 20 years, “God-damned America ” and said that 9/11 was ” America ‘s chickens coming home to roost” and you denied having heard recriminations of that nature, we wondered how that could be. You later disassociated yourself from that church and Pastor Wright because it was politically expedient to do so.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    When you announced that you would transform America , we wondered why. With all her faults, America is the greatest country on earth. Sir, KEEP THIS IN MIND, “if not for America and the people who built her, you wouldn’t be sitting in the White House now.” Prior to your election to the highest office in this Country, you were a senator from Illinois and fr om what we can glean from the records available, not a very remarkable one.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded yourself with individuals who are basically unqualified for the positions for which you appointed them. Worse than that, the majority of them are people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect, or affection for this country and her traditions.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    You are 9 months into your term and every morning millions of Americans wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek to saddle working Americans with a health care/insurance reform package that, along with cap and trade, will bankrupt this nation.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    We seek, by protesting, to let our representatives know that we are not in favor of these crippling expenditures and we are labeled “un-American”, “racist”, “mob”. We wonder how we are supposed to let you know how frustrated we are. You have attempted to make our protests seem isolated and insignificant. Until your appointment, Americans had the right to speak out.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    On September 11, 2001 there were no Republicans or Democrats, only Americans. And we all grieved together and helped each other in whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11 was carried out because we are Americans.

    And YES, “We noticed.”

    There were many of us who prayed that a s a black president you could help unite this nation. In six months you have done more to destroy this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have failed us.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    September 11 is a day of remembrance for all Americans. You propose to make 9/11 a “National Service Day”. While we know that you don’t share our reverence for 9/11, we pray that history will report your proposal as what it is…a disgrace.

    YES, “We noticed.”

    You have made a mockery of our Constitution and the office that you hold. You have embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits and policy.

    YES, “We noticed..”

    We have noticed all these things. We will deal with you. When Americans come together again, it will be to remove you from office.

    Take notice.

  128. jrinNC Says:

    Oh before I forget Troy, cheese does work miracles – not the touchy feeling miracle yet but he came within 2 feet of me today on my deck and waited while I put out his food. I just talked to him while I was putting it out and walked back in the house. Thanks for the cheese tip. I know my dogs love cheese and I do have one kitty that likes it, but the rest don’t.

  129. jrinNC Says:

    Hurray for Mrs Hackett – I loved it when she said: “…you were a senator from Illinois and fr om what we can glean from the records available, not a very remarkable one.”

    Guess she is now on the DHS and WH list of enemies. But more importantly she is on the Patriot List which is much more important and noteworthy.

  130. Troy Says:

    Dear jr,

    Keep a good supply available and he will be eating out of your hand soon!!!…I guarantee it…After that, if you will walk very slowly around him, he won’t run…Finally, when and if he starts rubbing up against your lower legs, you will be able to eventually start petting him….It will probably take a few months of cheese treats….Slowly push the progress with him.

    The Cat Whisperer 😉

  131. jrinNC Says:

    Dear Cat Whisperer

    Thank you so much for your advice. I will go by it to the T.



  132. jrinNC Says:

    Gee where is all the news tonight. I have been from site to site and not really much out there, unless you want to call the lady over in Holland who ate all that silverware news. 😯

  133. Troy Says:

    Gee where is all the news tonight.
    It’s always like this on the weekends…I guess some bloggers actually have lives. 🙂

  134. Troy Says:

    So jr…What can we do tonight for a little entertainment?…Any suggestions?….Music, ghost stories, ufos…….???

  135. jrinNC Says:

    Well you do know that NC is very well known for its ghost stories. But I do have a real ghost experience that happened about 2 years ago. And I have a pic to boot.

  136. rosettasister Says:

    Ima be Halloween ready


    Pumpkin outside so tykes know I’m Halloween friendly

    Beckoning CAndle

    Plenty of drinkable Chardonnay Safeway had. On Sale

    I CAn see the moon rising

    Sirius xm sixties

    Cousin brucie will be playing Halloween music

    I think I will start with snickers and dum


    Then move on to kit kats then pay days

    Usually I offer one candy and one dum dum

    I just love Saying

    Ya wanna dum dum

    Gotta have dum dums

    This is fun

    I used to listen to cousin brucie when I was a little girl on long island

    Love to all

    Have fun tonight


  137. jrinNC Says:

    You have fun too Rosie, me I live so far out in the boonies we don’t even have trick or treaters – so it is very quiet here.

  138. Troy Says:

    jrinNC Says:

    October 31, 2009 at 11:58 pm edit

    Well you do know that NC is very well known for its ghost stories. But I do have a real ghost experience that happened about 2 years ago. And I have a pic to boot.
    Well, I don’t have any ghost stories and I’ve never seen one, but I’d like to hear your story!!!…Pics are good, pics are good!!!

  139. Troy Says:

    Have fun tonight Rosie and save some dum dums for that barrel of monkeys! 😀

  140. Troy Says:

    Wow, there is a big full mOOn here, so I’m going to post some moon theme songs.

  141. Troy Says:

  142. Troy Says:

  143. jrinNC Says:

    Ok here is the story. My cousin lived in a brand new apartment complex in an area that use to be a major camp back in the days of the civil war. My step father was an avid hunter of all of the civil war camps in this area and he told me years ago about it. Anyway since the time he use to hunt in that area it has developed with all kinds of houses. My cousin kept telling us that his apartment was haunted. We all laughed it off. Finally it got so bad it was disturbing his sleep and that of his 2 yr old son. Most of the family had been over that at one time or another and they never actually saw anything but pictures were taken that showed up orbs and a very unique image of a man who looks to be a soldier and looks like he has a gun shot wound to the head. Anyway, I went over there one afternoon with him and we walked into the apt. It was in the winter time so the heat was on and house was comfortable. We walked into the baby’s room as he said he felt all the noises, talking, etc were coming from that room. It was nice and warm. We then went to his bedroom and he told me he had seen the curtains bulging in that room and someone sat on his bed and shook it one night. I did not feel anything in either room. We went back to the baby’s room and I took 3 steps into the room and hit a very cold spot. The hairs on my neck actually stood up. I moved around the room and the closer I got to the baby’s bed the colder it got. There was a closet opened and I step towards closet and it was warm. My cousin got very nervous and said we had to get out of there. I immediately confronted whatever was there and told them in the name of Jesus to get out. I got a very anxious feeling and it followed me out of the house all the way to the car and did not leave me until we actually turned out onto the road.

    More to come – it gets better.

  144. Troy Says:

  145. Troy Says:

    More to come – it gets better.
    I’m on the edge of my seat!!!

  146. Troy Says:

  147. Troy Says:

  148. jrinNC Says:

    Things progressively got worse over the next few weeks. A man and woman’s voice were heard and the woman was speaking to the man in an angered tone and said she was protecting the baby. We decided to call in a paranormal team from NC to investigate. The night they showed up they all held hands and prayed before they went in. Thirty mins later the girl came out and she was in tears. She said there was a man and a woman in there and they were fighting over the woman protecting the child. I honestly do not believe she was faking it. Anyway after there visit in the apt by themselves we were invited in while they set up all their evp equipments, video, etc. The baby’s room was set up first, then they went to master bedroom. While in the master bedroom, a voice came over the baby monitor that whispered “help me” – no one was in the baby’s room. They immediately went to baby’s room. Nothing while in there a loud noise was heard in the attic over the kitchen area. The team came running out asking if anyone had done that. Of course we had not – everyone was accounted for and all were in plain site. They recorded and taped for 45 minutes. During this recording everyone was quiet. While I was in the living room with my cousins father, we heard a growl come from the baby’s room. No one was in that room as the team was in the master bedroom. They came running. After they took all their equipment down and they were discussing everything, my cousin was standing just to my left and I was sitting on the sofa. I looked at him and the back of his shirt lifted up. He said someone just touched him. About that time I felt a cold sweeping flow cross in front of me.

    We never heard from the team. We honestly believe they felt there was something evil in that apt and did not want to pursue it. My cousin moved out. We have been told that others have moved in but within 6 months they are out of there – it has a 1 yr lease.

    So I do have a very good picture of the back of the apt at night which shows two orbs and an image of a man on the drain pipe. One of the orbs actually looks like there is something in it that looks fetus like. It’s really weird.

    Do I believe the dead walk this earth – No the Bible tells me they know nothing. But does satan and his angels walk this earth – yes. All I can say that I sensed evil in that apt and I am glad he doesn’t live there anymore.

    That is my story.

  149. ryansgrammy Says:

  150. ryansgrammy Says:

    Troy — your kitties are adorable!!!!!

  151. jrinNC Says:

    sorry for mistakes I was typing so fast and trying to think.

  152. Troy Says:

  153. Troy Says:

    ryansgrammy Says:

    November 1, 2009 at 12:39 am edit

    Troy — your kitties are adorable!!!!!
    Thanks grammy!!! 😀

  154. ryansgrammy Says:

  155. Troy Says:

    All I can say that I sensed evil in that apt and I am glad he doesn’t live there anymore.

    That is my story.
    Wow!!!…I wish I had a story too, but nope!…My ass would have been moved out of there after the first sign.

  156. ryansgrammy Says:

    A monument to Obamass in Kenya


  157. ryansgrammy Says:

    You may have already seen/heard this story


  158. Troy Says:

  159. jrinNC Says:

    I have others. My Grandmother and Grandfather went to bed one night and about midnight someone was knocking on the door. Grandpa got up and Grandma looked out the window to see if anyone could be seen. No one was at the door – Grandma saw one of her neighbors pass by and turn the corner. The next morning they learned she died about 10 o’clock that night – so how did my Grandma see her at midnight?????????????

    Also my Grandma was in the hospital dying. About 9 o’clock my brother and I were upstairs when a black bird came fluttering at the window trying to get in. My Mom said something has happened to Granny – thirty minutes later my Uncle was at the door saying she had died.

    My daughter lives in my mothers house and my step father died there 6 years ago. She swears to me that one night her dog starts growling. He is on the bed with her and it woke her up. She tells him to be quiet but he is still growling. She all of a sudden feels someone sit on the bed. She had been having trouble with one of the neighbors in regards to them disturbing the peace and a few words back and forth. She said it was just as if she knew who it was – her pa pa and she told him to pet the dog, the dog quit growling and she told him she was safe and he could go ahead and leave. The pressure on the bed released and then he was gone.

    I know my family is weird 🙂

  160. jrinNC Says:

    Hey but this is All Hallows Eve so what a better night for such stories.

  161. Troy Says:

  162. jrinNC Says:

    Grammy did you go to Morehead for a golf tournament or to just visit? Guess you are back home by now.

  163. Troy Says:

    I like your stories! 🙂

  164. Troy Says:

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  166. jrinNC Says:

    I got one more – My Mom twice in her life has seen this vision and it was always before death of loved one or near death. She sees her father and he has his back to her. She calls out to him – when he turns around his face is a skeleton. A week later my first step dad dies. The next time she sees her father and his back is turned he turns around – half his face is a skeleton the other half is his face. A week later at Christmas time in 1988 my husband was shot in a hunting accident. When he arrived at the hospital he was DOA, but they were able to revive him. He underwent 12 hours of surgery for the bullet had missed his spine in lower back by 1/4 inch, but totally destroyed his colon and severed arteries in in leg. The bullet slammed into his pelvic bone and flattened like a 50 cent piece. He was in intensive care in a local hospital as they were not able to get him to a military hospital, when they finally were able to move him they medivac’d him to Walter Reed in DC. He was in intensive care there for 6 months. Needless to say he ended up with a permanent ostomy and some very serious addictions to pain killers. I asked him once if he experienced any kind of after life experience and he refused to talk about it. But let me tell you he changed. I could see darkness in him. He was not the same person. He finally left me in 1990 and I have been single ever since. I heard several years later that he was on hard drugs, but I don’t know if that was true as I have never had any contact with him.

  167. Troy Says:

  168. Troy Says:

  169. Troy Says:

    very serious addictions to pain killers.
    I went through that also due to my cervical spine problems that I ended up having surgery for…It’s horrible and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy….They say opiate pain killer addiction is harder to beat than heroin addiction and I believe it….It was an effing nightmare!!!….It happens slowly and innocently and then it can gobble you up!!!

    Never again!!!

  170. jrinNC Says:

    Yes Troy it is, I am glad you beat it. I hope my ex has. But I do know that he was getting percocet from 3 different military drs and started mixing with beer, then hard liquor when I was with him. He was doing 20 percocets a day. Then I heard about the coke and other stuff he was doing.

  171. Troy Says:

    Here are some of the most incredible pictures of the moon that you will ever see.


  172. jrinNC Says:

    Grammy love the videos – I got chills running up my arms.

  173. Troy Says:

    Well jr, that had to have been very difficult for you too!…Unfortunately it is a much more common story than most people realize…I can relate to what your ex hubby went through excpt for the alcohol and other stuff…It happens to famous people, joe schmoes, smart people, stupid people, males, females, nobody is exempt from the possibility of it happening to them…It’s a bad bad thing!…Just ask Rush.

  174. ryansgrammy Says:

    One night I was in my kitchen. My son who was probably 7 or 8 was already in bed. At that time in my life, it was just my son and I and 2 kitties. I had a basement in my house and I kept the door to the basement (in my kitchen) locked at night because there was a door to the outside in the basement (and I was afraid at night. Anyway, I was in my kitchen and the doorknob to the basement door started rattling. I was scared to death and my heart was in my throat. It kept rattling. I was ready to grab the phone and call the police and I heard a meow. My little cat Squeaky had been in the basement and I accidentally locked her in there. She was up on the rail smacking at the old brass doorknob from the other side. Boy was I relieved!!!! 🙂 Night gang.

  175. rosettasister Says:

    I too have a story

    Yes even weirder than being an abductee

    I hope this takes because I won’t be able to do this more than once

  176. jrinNC Says:

    I guess that is why I have such a hard time taking pills myself. I would rather put up with the pain. I have diverticulitis and I only take the pain meds I have for it when it becomes extremely unbearable. I know what they do to a person and I never want to be in that position. That addiction destroyed two lives – mine and his.

  177. jrinNC Says:

    🙂 Grammy what a relief that must have been when your heard that little meow.

    Good night Grammy.

    Ok Rose waiting patiently for your story.

  178. rosettasister Says:

    Do you remember Raymond my brother the film exec

    He was three years older and we had definitely connected at some level

  179. jrinNC Says:


  180. Troy Says:

    Poor Rose with that Blackberry…LOL..Hang in there Rose!

  181. jrinNC Says:

    Oh by the way – don’t forget to turn back your clocks tonight.

  182. rosettasister Says:

    Irony of ironies

    Raymond was HIV positive

    Ironic because he was very critical of anyone who contracted std

    I was not aware of any of this

    No one was

    He didn’t want anyone to know

  183. Troy Says:

    Ah yes, I almost forgot about that…Thanks jr!

  184. rosettasister Says:

    Shortly before Raymond died he CAme in a dream

    I shall never forget

    He said

    I’ve been sick for a very long time and I’m going to die soon

    I awoke sobbing and just lived with this knowledge until I got the CAll

  185. Troy Says:

    Oh Rose, I don’t know what to say to that…That has to be very difficult for you.

  186. jrinNC Says:

    Rose I know that was very hard on you. My Mom did not tell me about the vision she had before my husband got shot either. She said she was sorry she didn’t because maybe there would have been a way I could have changed that day. I think many things would be divulged to us if we would just “LISTEN.”

  187. Troy Says:

    Did you tell that story to family members after Raymond passed and get a bad reaction from them?….You don’t have to answer if you would rather not.

  188. rosettasister Says:

    Speaking of ironies

    Just before Raymond took ill he flew to Nashville?

    To acquire film rights for physician who had contracted AIDS doing autopsies

    Scalpel slipped

    I have Raymonds notes or did I give them to fox 2000

    I don’t remember

  189. Troy Says:

    Have you had many “trick or treaters” tonight, Rose?

    None here way out in the country.

  190. jrinNC Says:

    Bet Ten and Katie didn’t get any either with all that snow they got.

  191. rosettasister Says:

    Bear in mind except for dream

    I had only heard that raymond had lost weight

    But he was still a powerhouse in his PRofession

    Well I got the CAll that raymond was not going to make it

    You can imagine how I felt

    I knew nothing about what killed him

  192. Troy Says:

    Katie emailed me a photo she took this morning and the snow was DEEEEEEP!!!

  193. jrinNC Says:

    Wish I had snow here – it is 74 degrees here and it is almost 11:00. Been in the 80’s all day. Tomorrow the high is suppose to be 64. Guess that cold they got is coming in here – just wish the snow would come with it. 🙂

  194. Troy Says:

    Heck, it got down into the mid 40’s here last night and tonight is a bit chilly also….High today was about 60.

  195. rosettasister Says:

    We all converged upon Raymonds apartment in Manhattan

    I wanted to sleep in his bedroom and I was surprised that no one else had beat me to it
    We then went out to long island to my sister teri who recently lost her husband

    I was there with teri and Barbara our sister

    They told me that Raymond had AIDS

    I collapsed

    I could see them both hovering over me

    I left my body

  196. jrinNC Says:

    I got my AC on and ceiling fans running 🙂

  197. Troy Says:

    I left my body
    I’ve done that only one time under different circumstances, but I’ve told you that story before…I am still baffled by it to this very day.

  198. Troy Says:

    I’m wearing a parka and have my heater on! 😦

  199. jrinNC Says:

    Well I have never had that experience. But I bet my Mom has. She has had some very unusual things happen to her. She dreams a lot. Me I don’t dream, but I have flashes of vision or thoughts. It is only when I have these real quick and I mean quick visions/thoughts that I know they will come true. I don’t get very many of these maybe two or three a year, but I have learned to take note of the advance warnings.

  200. Troy Says:

    I’ve come as close as a person can to drowning without taking that final lethal breath of water on more than one occasion, but never experienced any kind of extraordinary event / epiphany due to it….It made it easy for me to prove to anyone that there is a God.

  201. jrinNC Says:

    Well Rose – I gotta get some sleep here. Big day at my church tomorrow – home coming. So I gotta get up early too cook. But I will check back first thing tomorrow am to read the rest of your story. I just hope I can sleep and not get up two or three times to check to see what you have posted. I know that things like that happen for a reason. And why it happened to you I hope that you have discovered the reasoning behind it. I think that I would feel very special to know I had been given an insight of that nature. Maybe we all have it and we just haven’t learned how to use it.

    Anyway – take care and I hope this hasn’t brought upon you any sadness tonight. That is why I said I would feel special. And you should feel that way too Rose.

    Good night Troy – stay warm.

  202. Troy Says:

    I get, not often, an uneasy or eerie feeling pour over me…It can come with absolutely no warning and when my mind is already occupied with something else…Not just sitting around day dreaming or in a idle state…I think it’s what people call “hairs standing up on the back of their neck”….It’s always a feeling of something being terribly wrong somewhere, but I can never put my finger on it…It’s like a feeling of impending doom somewhere or for somebody…Kinda weird, huh?

  203. Troy Says:

    g’nite jr

  204. rosettasister Says:

    Now raymond did not have AIDS

    I didn’t know that

    Teri and barb didn’t know that

    But it was clear to them that I couldn’t handle what they just told me

    I awoke in bed

    Once Teri and barb were sure I was alright they left me

    But Raymond didn’t leave me

    I watched as he dimmed the light

    He has physically manifested this way a couple of times

    But I always know when he’s near

    And he didn’t have much baggage

    If God has given me a gift he allows me to see how heavy or light your baggage is when you Leave this world

    My advice is to keep it at a minimum

    Strange but true

  205. Troy Says:

    My advice is to keep it at a minimum
    Well, I’m in good shape then because my bags have been emptied!

    I’m traveling very light these days. 🙂

  206. rosettasister Says:

    Working on my baggage

    This life a gift from god

    You will have to PResent your handiwork someday

    Thank you for listening dear Troy and all who have lent an ear

    Hasta manana

  207. Troy Says:

    Well then, could a knapsack be considered another bag?…Just a thought there Rosie.

  208. rosettasister Says:

    Here’s hoping we only have knapsacks

  209. Troy Says:

    Here’s hoping we only have knapsacks

  210. Troy Says:

  211. Fernley Girl Says:

    Well, it looks like I missed out on getting in on all the good story-telling! I have several.
    I went to my grandson’s playoff football game tonight, then the team pizza party, then an hour to drive home. They lost by 2, but it was one helluva game.
    I’ve seen a ghost, on the Oregon coast, at a lighthouse in Florence. She was translucent, blue-grey, with clothes like someone would have worn in the late 1800’s. She was sad. She made me want to cry. I could feel her pain.

  212. jrinNC Says:

    Rose, couldn’t wait to get on this AM to hear the rest of the story. Your statement of “You will have to PResent your handiwork someday” is so very true and I also feel we need to keep our baggage at a minimum is very good advice. I am God has chosen to give you the gifts you have Rose. I am also glad he allowed you that connection with your brother and thankful he didn’t have a lot of baggage when he left our world.

    God Bless You Rose for all that you have done and all that you will continue to do.

  213. jrinNC Says:

    I am God – I meant to say I am glad God – Not fully awake yet this am.

  214. jrinNC Says:

    Republicans rally as Virginians turn against Obama

    Re-energised Republicans portray Virginia governor’s race as a referendum on Obama, and polls suggest his man will lose

    (This woman that was interviewed Nancy Breeden states)

    “I was going to vote for John McCain but it terrified me that if anything happened to him we would have this totally ignorant woman as president. So I voted for Obama as the lesser of two evils,” said the 77-year-old, as she half-watched the news on a television larger than almost anything else in her living room.

    “It’s turned out exactly as I expected. The man has absolutely no experience. I’m disillusioned with him about everything. His healthcare plan is a disaster. He doesn’t know how to deal with the rest of the world.”

    I just don’t understand how people feel that Sarah Palin was ignorant. For heavens’ sake the woman governed the state of Alaska – what exactly was it that BO ran?? And furthermore, she makes the statement that it turned out as she expected??????? I don’t think she voted for the lesser of two evils – didn’t think it during the election and definitely don’t think it now. BO is EVIL through and through.

    Needless to say those that voted for him will be crying the loudest before all is said and done.

  215. ryansgrammy Says:

    jr — still here in NC. We’re leaving this a.m. — picking up my mom in Goldsboro — she’s with her favorite niece for a couple of days — then heading north to VA. Grandson is in Morehead City so we watched him play soccer yesterday and got to see him in his costume. On the golf front, I shot my very best round of golf ever last weekend — an 85!!!!!!!! I usually shoot in the mid90’s plus. It upsets my hubby because I refuse to practice and he practices all of the time. I beat him for the first time — he shot an 86 (which is normal for him) — made my day. 😀

  216. jrinNC Says:

    Oil prices hit high but report warns of supply crunch

    • US light crude oil futures pushes above $79 a barrel
    • Report blames government for ignoring supply problem

    “…pointed to an impending supply shock that could be so severe that many of the world’s poor countries would simply be shut off from the world of energy by sky-high prices.”



    Yep, this is exactly what I am afraid of – Look out everyone – HIGH gas prices are coming our way again.

  217. jrinNC Says:

    Morning Grammy – LOL – I knew you would be playing golf. Hurray I am glad you shot an 85 – that is good. Yeah, well you know how some men are 🙂 they can’t handle it when a woman beats them at sports.

    Glad you got to be with your Grandson and family an I am glad your Mom was able to visit family as well.

    Please be careful traveling back to VA – looks like you might run into some rain.

  218. jrinNC Says:

    US and Israel reiterate to Moscow: Military option is on the table

    US intelligence sources report indications of impending war preparations against Iran after Tehran’s rejections of the UN-brokered proposal to ship its enriched uranium overseas for further enrichment.


  219. ryansgrammy Says:

    I will share my one and only story of feeling a presence of some spirit. My first husband died at home in the basement in his favorite chair. Several months after he died, I was in the laundry room of the basement and I felt this presence. It was an overwhelming feeling and I am not exaggerating that the back of my neck was tingling and it felt like the hair on the back of my neck was sticking out. I bolted for the steps and rain upstairs and locked the basement door. After a couple of minutes I chided myself for being afraid because if it was a spirit, it was that of my husband and I shouldn’t have been afraid. Its weird, as I’m typing this, the tears are streaming down my face.

    My father was a firm believer in spirits (and UFOs). He always told me its not the spirits you have to worry about but the ones walking around. His mother was born with what is called a black veil over her face and she had some physic powers. My Mom told me once when my sister was a baby, she walked about a mile to their house to say she knew my sister was sick because she could hear her crying — gave my mom the creeps because my sister was sick. My dad told me to never ever mess with a Ouija board either because it wasn’t a game. Check in later gang.

  220. jrinNC Says:

    Slow morning again news wise. Maybe there will be something interesting later today.

  221. jrinNC Says:

    My dad told me to never ever mess with a Ouija board either because it wasn’t a game.
    Grammy my Mom said the same thing to me. Years ago I had a Ouija and have to say that I had contacted a young man who had been killed thru the board. My Mom called me one day out of the blue and told me to get rid of that board as fast as I could. Needless to say I took her advice immediately because I knew my Mom had insights that I did not possess. Of course I asked her why she called me to tell me that. To this day she has never revealed to me why she did it, but she was very adamant that I destroy it, not just throw it away. I will have to ask her
    again today if she remembers it and why. But I doubt that she will even remember it at all.

    Grammy it was a very normal reaction for you to bolt from the basement. When confronted with the unknown or spirit world because we are not always receptive we tend to be afraid and with good reason. God tells us to be warying of evil spirits. We know they are around us and satan uses them to further his cause. He may have been trying to get to you during that time because of your grief and making you think it was your husband’s spirit.

  222. ryansgrammy Says:

    Rose-can’t imagine doing a long post on a bb–just testing hubbys new toy

  223. Troy Says:

    Good morning, peeps!

  224. Troy Says:

  225. rosettasister Says:

    Good morning

    Included in emmanuel post above is link for author

    I should have done a better job crediting his work

    I’ve linked to his blog a couple times because I felt many here would appreciate his writing

    The hymn he writes about touched us both

    Ironically I was looking to download mp3 when my comp went haywire

    Aol and napster which is now part of best buy?

    Thank you to blog owner for being so gracious

    I will post link again

  226. rosettasister Says:


  227. Fernley Girl Says:

    Found this at Alan Keyes’ site.

  228. Fernley Girl Says:

    And here’s the article from Keyes.


  229. Katie Says:

    Morning all.

    Thank you to all of you for sharing parts and pieces of your souls with us. It just reiterates that we ALL have stories and interesting lives, even tho we may not think we do.

    I am one who has very vivid dreams, so when I started reading about ghost stories last night, I exited the blog. (I am having enough trouble quieting my mind since Nov. 4, 2008 to add to it!)

    We’re back in the 50’s and sunshine for a stretch, so our blizzard will be all but gone by mid-week. Thank goodness this one dumped so early in the season.

    Happy Sunday all. GO BRONCOS!!!

  230. Katie Says:

    Btw, anyone going to a Tea Party?


  231. Troy Says:

  232. Katie Says:


    This video is proof that we are under siege from our ‘government’. Please watch and share with EVERYONE you can – including the Koolaid drinkers.

    (I’d also suggest you include this from The Bill of Rights.)

    Amendment 1 – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.”

    Congress Denying People’s Right to Petition


  233. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    This isn’t about the HCR bill, but I found it interesting….. a good portion reminds me of ACO(r)N and the BO/Piglosi/Farry Sourpuss Reid crew. Writer is an anarchist but raises some good points — like

    4. When you become really, really, really good at using race, class and gender discussions to prevent any criticism of what you are doing.

    Do You Know a Poverty Pimp?


    Let us celebrate the poor,
    Let us hawk them door to door.

    There’s a market for their pain,
    Votes and glory and money to gain.

    Let us celebrate the poor.

    Their ills, their sins, their faulty diction
    Flavor our songs and spice our fiction.
    Their hopes and struggles and agonies
    Get us grants and consulting fees.

    Celebrate thugs and clowns,
    Give their ignorance all renown.

    Celebrate what holds them down,
    In our academic gowns.

    Let us celebrate the poor!

    I should be careful. Jordi might think I support these ideas.

  234. Katie Says:

    Lame Cherry on michelle’s Prom picture. Just goes to show you can’t buy class.


  235. rosettasister Says:


    New thread

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