So… Will Our 2014 Glasses Be Half-Full or Half-Empty?
Will Each or Us Be Participants or Observers in Our Future?
You are either a Part of the Problem, a Part of the Solution or You will be Swept-Up in the Decisions Made by Others!!
By Marion Algier – The War on Christmas (and religion) verses the Spirit of Christmas Series at AskMarion – 32
News Highlights and Lowlights of 2013
Some of the Best of 2013:
The courage and conviction of individuals like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Jason Chaffetz, Michele Bachmann, Trey Gowdy, Betsy McCaughey, Phil Robertson, Edward Snowden, Conservative and Independent Journalists and Bloggers, plus many others who are not as visible, and corporations like Hobby Lobby and Chic-fil-A who have stood up for every day Americans and individual freedom against the Progressives in Washington D.C. and the ruling elite worldwide!
Some of the Worst of 2013:
The ObamaCare Rollout
Benghazi Cover-up and Lack of Accountability
‘MSNBC’ Daily Coverage… Especially:
2013’s Duh… I should have had a V8 Moment:
Best in Media
‘The Bible’ opened the door for more religion-themed series and has created the resurrection of the event or mini series. Following its massive ratings haul for History, broadcast and cable networks alike have looked to miniseries to draw eyeballs, top talent and awards cache in a bid to bring live viewers. NBC picked up A.D.
The Sound of Music was produced for close to $9 million and captivated the country. While Carrie Underwood generated as many groans as kudos for her acting Broadway veteran Audra McDonald received cheers for her stellar performance, but in the end the three-hour live show clicked with the audience, drawing a whopping 18.5 million viewers. A great thought that musicals and wholesome entertainment could make a comeback.
Worst in Media
Miley Cyrus hands down wins the worst in media award! Miley Cyrus’s disgusting twerking display at the VMA Show was one of the worst moments in media this year and in general. But even worse than her performance was the fact that she essentially ended up as Entertainer of the Year with several smash hits, based on behavior that tainted another generation of young girls. And perhaps even worse is that many of that generation of girls’ parents have supported the purchase of Miley’s music since the VMA performance, helping to make Miley Entertainer of the Year!
A great story, “The Butler (Kindle)” was co-oped by Oprah and the Progressive left for political and vindictive purposes. Much of the actual butlers experiences were rewritten to support the race card play and the director admitted that he purposely chose lefty traitor Jane Fonda to play elegant and beloved Republican First Lady Nancy Reagan and then misrepresented the Reagans as well. But every once in awhile karma plays her hand as exemplified by the absence of several award nominations they anticipated.
Heart Touching Moments of 2013
Lie(s) of the Year:
“If you like your healthcare coverage”, if you like your doctor(s), you can keep them!” … President Barack H. Obama
And a Few of the Best Books of 2013
Pope Francis I : He took the name of a humble saint, Frances, and then called for a church of healing. The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century. Love him or hate him… some even think he will be the last Pope, he is making changes.
He pulled off the year's most spectacular heist. Exiled from his country, the 30-year-old computer whiz has become the doomsayer of the information age. Some think he is a hero, others think he is traitor for his methods, but most agree that the information is invaluable!
In her ninth decade, she started a judicial odyssey, fighting a battle she never expected to wage—let alone win. Now she's the matriarch of the gay-rights movement
The doctor turned despot kept his grip on power. Still he sits uneasily on his contaminated throne. As Syria disintegrates, another generation of turbulence awaits
New Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz… who credits Sarah Palin, dubbed as the Kingmaker in conservative circles, for her help to get him there, has taken Washington by storm. Love him or hate him, he is a vision of the future!
Hope was a great gift to mankind… but as Thomas Sowell warns: 2014 is A New Year Staring With Old Problems… With ObamaCare Americans will face a choice to be citizen or subject, eagles or ostriches, believers in freedom or lazy socialists hoping the government will actually take care of them as they promised…
So, the Question for the Day: Will 2014 Be the Year Americans Finally Say Enough Is Enough?
There are some great books out for Christmas this year: ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ (Kindle), The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes & Favorite Traditions (Kindle) and Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather’s Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most (Kindle) Plus: Losing Our Religion(Kindle) by atheist S. E. Cupp, The United States vs. Santa Claus: The Untold Story of the Actual War on Christmas (Kindle) and Culture Warrior (Kindle)