Monday, November 19, 2012

Benghazzi-- No Red Flags??

Warning:  this is a political rant.

It is very disturbing, even shocking, to me that the liberal mainstream media refuses to demonstrate any concern nor attach any significance to the details of the horrible incident in Benghazzi.

On Facebook a little poster is being shared about all the terrorist attacks that occurred at diplomatic facilities under the Bush though that were the controversy....that an attack occurred.

For those of you who have been following this I apologize for stating the obvious.

There are three main areas of problems with the administration over the handling of Benghazzi.

First, the Obama administration said from the very beginning that the attack in Benghazzi was not a planned terrorist attack.  A few days after the attack Susan Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations-- the president's representative in the U.N.--went on a number of Sunday morning talk shows and said that the best assessment at the present time was that it was not a planned terrorist attack.  The Wall Street Journal posted a nice summary of what Rice said on FIVE different Sunday talk shows regarding Benghazi:

On ABC's "This Week" Rice said "But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo." 

On CBS's "Face the Nation" Rice said "We do not– we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned."

In fact, we know now that everyone in the administration--State Department, Defense Department, CIA, and the White House knew from the very start that it was a planned terrorist attack.  I have a big problem with my government telling me things that it knows are not true.  

The fact that Rice added that the information was still coming in, that this was their initial assessment, does not change the fact that she said the information that they had at present  was that the attack was not preplanned.  This information is false and the administration knew it was false at the time of her statement.

Are our liberal journalists so smitten with the far left views of the O. Administration that they are not concerned when we are given information that is patently false??!!??  And it has been demonstrated to be false!!!  No red flags, mainstream media??  Does truth not matter to you?

I will continure this tomorrow.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Old Furniture?

I have three pieces of furniture that belonged to my grandmother.  I can remember her living room and exactly where they were.  I remember sitting on them as a child.  They were green velvet at that time.

Over the years I had them reupholstered once.  Then, many more years passed.  Lots of kids and pets jumping on them.  They were in very bad shape.  There were spots you couldn't sit on because you could feel the springs.  Finally, the chairs had to be moved to the basement.  They were just too awful.  

But I could not bring myself to get ride of them!  I just couldn't.  There was so much family history there!  When I told the kids that we were going to get them reupholstered they were shocked.  What?  Again?

I chose a velvet this time, just like my grandmother had, only blue.  I talked to the upholsterer about the trim and all the little details.  I told him I wanted them to look like they did originally.  I also said my kids could not believe I was going to reupholster these pieces again.  He said, "You can't buy furniture of this quality anymore.  Not anywhere.  No one makes furniture like this anymore."  So there, I told my kids.

Yesterday we got them back.  I could not believe it.  I thought of my grandmother as they carried them in.  I looked at the couch.  I got all choked up.  I told Mark Rendel, the upholsterer.  "I don't think they have ever looked this good."  They are comfortable!  They are beautiful, in my opinion.  They look exactly like they did when I was a child, or maybe better.

If you live in my area.  These were done by Rendel's.  They were wonderful.  Easy to work with, patient.  Very professional.

Thanks for indulging me on this.  I couldn't be happier.....and my kids sat in them for a long time.  They're talking about having friends over.  :-)