Archive for the ‘Holiday’ category

Merry Christmas to All

25 December, 2013

Christmas Birth

The business I am currently engaged in has me going out to various residences around the St. Louis area.  I meet with numerous families throughout the day.  Some rich, some poor.  One thing I’ve noticed is that many of the parents I meet, no matter how rich or poor, are wishing the holidays to be over with, as soon as possible!

I don’t get it.  

Jesus is the reason for the season, not gifts, nor holiday shopping, nor big feasts.  

Christians  in America have been sucked into the pit of secularism and commercialism.   For that, they are suffering.  Suffering because they no longer await the celebration of our Savior’s birth with joy in their hearts.  Suffering because they foolishly think they need to buy the greatest, most perfect gifts for everyone.  And, suffering at the thought of their next credit card statement…

They no longer place Christ at the center of their lives.  Instead, they place materialism at the center.

Again, I don’t get it. 

God has already given us the greatest, most perfect gift anyone could ever give to another; eternal life through His son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

How could one ever possibly think to outdo God in the gift giving department?    And, to top it off, God payed off, in full, OUR own, personal credit card debts with the blood of His only begotten son!

So, I don’t get it.  God has already done the shopping, paying, and suffering.  Who are we to even think we can come close to God’s gift giving?  

We can’t.

Therefore, I pray that you, along with all my fellow Americans and Christians, will forget about those ridiculous secular trappings associated with Christmas and just use today as a time to reflect on the gloriousness of the greatest, most perfect gift mankind has ever received:  Jesus Christ;  our Propitiation, Redeemer, Lord and Savior.

Amen.

Yet Again, Obama’s Christmas Card Makes No Reference to Christ

10 December, 2012

Yup, Americans are being led to the slaughter via the Godless—and a dog named BO:

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White House “Holiday” Card Spotlights Dog, Not Christmas
By Todd Starnes – FoxNewsRadio

The 2012 White House “Holiday” card spotlights the Obama’s family Portuguese water dog — instead of Christmas.

The black and white illustration was designed by Iowa artist Larassa Kabel and shows Bo the dog, wearing a scarf, while frolicking in the snow on the South Lawn of a blurred White House.

The inside of the card reportedly reads, ”This season, may your home be filled with family, friends, and the joy of the holidays.” The card is signed by the entire First Family — along with Bo’s paw print.

Vanity Fair deemed this year’s Obama ‘Holiday’ card his best-ever in a posting titled, “Bo Obama: the True Meaning of Christmas.”

The 2012 card made no mention of any specific holiday nor did it include a Bible verse noting the birth of Christ.

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Last year’s card also featured Bo — and made no mention of the word ‘Christmas.’ The front of last year’s card showed the dog lounging by a fireplace surrounded by holiday greenery. Presents were placed on a table underneath a poinsettia – instead of a Christmas tree.

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Former President Bush did not mention Merry Christmas in his cards, but had a history of including Bible passages on the White House Christmas Cards.

For his final Christmas in office, the president sent a greeting card that included a verse from the Gospel of Matthew.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven,” the card read.

But that was back in the day when Jesus was the reason for the season – not a Portuguese Water dog.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

22 November, 2012

Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving!

- Dr. Bulldog

P.S. – Ronin is still out of the country and is missing Thanksgiving with his family & friends.  Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Happy Veterans Day!

11 November, 2012

To all of our fellow veterans, we would just like to say, thank you for your service.

Happy Independence Day!

4 July, 2012

Happy Flag Day!

14 June, 2012

 

The History Of Flag Day
www.usflag.org

[T]he idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.

On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.

Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as ‘Flag Day’, and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.

Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.

In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children’s celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.

Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: “I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself.”

Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 – was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

History Channel Observes Memorial Day with Pawn Stars Marathon

28 May, 2012

Are you kidding me?!?

Out of decades worth of old videos and film footage tucked away on dusty shelves at the History Channel, they couldn’t find anything to honor our fallen soldiers who gave their lives for Our country?  Instead, viewers are treated to a Pawn Stars Memorial Day marathon?

Tell me, oh History Channel, besides a few military antiques—and the obviously higher ratings for you—of what value is Pawn Shop to Memorial Day?  Let me rephrase that for you;  Of what value is Pawn Shop to the memory of those who fought and died for our freedoms…freedoms which, by the way, allow you to fatuously broadcast Pawn Stars on Memorial Day?

The History Channels lineup for Memorial Day:

  1. 12:01 AM

    Pawn Stars: Luck of the DrawAt high noon the Pawn Stars look at a collection thought to belong to our country’s most legendary W… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  2. 12:31 AM

    Pawn Stars: Kings and McQueensThe Pawn Stars are blown away when a seller limps in with a 19th century shotgun disguised as a cane… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  3. 1:01 AM

    Pawn Stars: Missile AttackThe Pawn Stars take evasive action when a Cold War era heat-seeking missile guidance system locks on… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  4. 1:31 AM

    Pawn Stars: Pirate’s BootyThe Pawn Stars find themselves sailing on strange tides when a street-legal pirate ship parade float… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  5. 2:02 AM

    Pawn Stars: Pony UpThe Pawn Stars gain access to classified information as a collection from former Attorney General J.… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  6. 2:32 AM

    Pawn Stars: Off the WagonWhen Corey has a chance to buy an extremely rare Belgium-made 1942 Sarolea motorcycle, Rick has a bi… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  7. 3:02 AM

    Pawn Stars: Monkey BusinessMount up and ride with the Pawn Stars as they take aim at a hat believed to have been worn by Wester… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  8. 3:32 AM

    Pawn Stars: Knights in Fake Armor?It’s clear that this is no ordinary pawn shop as the Pawn Stars wheel and deal items ranging from an… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  9. 4:02 AM

    Info-Documentaries. Informational programming. TVG

  10. 4:30 AM

    Info-Documentaries. Informational programming. TVG

  11. 5:00 AM

    Info-Documentaries. Informational programming. TVG

  12. 5:30 AM

    Info-Documentaries. Informational programming. TVG

  13. 6:00 AM

    THC Classroom: Civil War TechAmerica protects its homeland with the most technologically advanced military force ever conceived. … TVPG | CC

    Show Site

  14. 7:00 AM

    The Johnson County War.The bloody saga of the battle between the cattle barons and the homesteaders that raged in Wyoming i… TVPG | CC

  15. 8:00 AM

    Pawn Stars: Moon WalkingThe Pawn Stars are blasted into orbit when someone brings in a flag from one of NASA’s final mission… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  16. 8:30 AM

    Pawn Stars: ZzzzzzIs the old man sleeping or just resting his eyes? Whatever it is, Rick orders quiet in the pawn shop… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  17. 9:00 AM

    Pawn Stars: Chumdog MillionaireTravel back in time with the Pawn Stars as they encounter an 80’s icon–a DeLorean sports car. Will … TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  18. 9:30 AM

    Pawn Stars: Strike, Spare, BOOMThe Pawn Stars are blown away when they meet a guy selling his homemade mortar that fires a very uni… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  19. 10:00 AM

    Pawn Stars: 38 – Big GunsThe Pawn Stars are presented with the most explosive item to ever walk through the door–a pair of S… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  20. 10:30 AM

    Pawn Stars: The British Are ComingThe Pawn Stars are presented with a classic 1946 Seeburg Jukebox. Will the gang tune up their wallet… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  21. 11:00 AM

    Pawn Stars: Weird ScienceThe Pawn Stars travel to Utah for a rare shot at a 19th century Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon. A rapid-… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  22. 11:30 AM

    Pawn Stars: Pawn Shop PinotWhen Rick and the Old Man buy an antique 19th Century wine-maker, Chumlee wants to put it into actio… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  23. 12:00 PM

    Pawn Stars: Patton PendingThe Pawn Stars snap to attention as they check out a photo album signed by one of history’s greatest… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  24. 12:30 PM

    Pawn Stars: Silent and DeadlyThe Pawn Stars are on hallowed ground when a piece of marble from Abraham Lincoln’s tomb enters the … TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  25. 1:00 PM

    Pawn Stars: Yankee PankyThe Pawn Stars get ready to rock when a man brings in an extremely rare original poster from one of … TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  26. 1:30 PM

    Pawn Stars: Smells Like Pawn SpiritThe Pawn Stars see their spirits soar when a guy brings in a Charles Lindbergh doll from the 1920s. … TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  27. 2:00 PM

    Pawn Stars: Moon WalkingThe Pawn Stars are blasted into orbit when someone brings in a flag from one of NASA’s final mission… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  28. 2:30 PM

    Pawn Stars: ZzzzzzIs the old man sleeping or just resting his eyes? Whatever it is, Rick orders quiet in the pawn shop… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  29. 3:00 PM

    Pawn Stars: Chumdog MillionaireTravel back in time with the Pawn Stars as they encounter an 80’s icon–a DeLorean sports car. Will … TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  30. 3:30 PM

    Pawn Stars: Strike, Spare, BOOMThe Pawn Stars are blown away when they meet a guy selling his homemade mortar that fires a very uni… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  31. 4:00 PM

    Pawn Stars: 38 – Big GunsThe Pawn Stars are presented with the most explosive item to ever walk through the door–a pair of S… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  32. 4:30 PM

    Pawn Stars: The British Are ComingThe Pawn Stars are presented with a classic 1946 Seeburg Jukebox. Will the gang tune up their wallet… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  33. 5:00 PM

    Pawn Stars: Weird ScienceThe Pawn Stars travel to Utah for a rare shot at a 19th century Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon. A rapid-… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  34. 5:30 PM

    Pawn Stars: Pawn Shop PinotWhen Rick and the Old Man buy an antique 19th Century wine-maker, Chumlee wants to put it into actio… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  35. 6:00 PM

    Pawn Stars: Patton PendingThe Pawn Stars snap to attention as they check out a photo album signed by one of history’s greatest… TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  36. 6:30 PM

    Pawn Stars: Silent and DeadlyThe Pawn Stars are on hallowed ground when a piece of marble from Abraham Lincoln’s tomb enters the … TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  37. 7:00 PM
    Pawn Stars: Yankee PankyThe Pawn Stars get ready to rock when a man brings in an extremely rare original poster from one of … TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  38. 7:30 PM
    Pawn Stars: Smells Like Pawn SpiritThe Pawn Stars see their spirits soar when a guy brings in a Charles Lindbergh doll from the 1920s. … TVPG | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  39. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Pawn Stars: Three Hour TourThe Pawn Stars try to cash in when a seller presents them with rare $1 and $5 bills from the 1800’s.… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  40. 8:30 PM
    Premiere
    Pawn Stars: Family FeudThe Pawn Stars experience some family drama when a rifle from the Hatfield-McCoy feud ambushes the s… TVPG L | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  41. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton star in this all-new three-part miniseries about the legendary and dea… TV14 V-S-L-D | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site

  42. 11:06 PM
    Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton star in this all-new three-part miniseries about the legendary and dea… TV14 V-S-L-D | CC

    Episode Guide | Show Site


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