From the desk of Congressman Jim Bridenstine:
From the desk of Congressman Jim Bridenstine:
Congressman Jim Bridenstine To Hold A Series Of Town Halls
What: Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) will hold a series of town hall meetings next week in Owasso, Bixby and Dewey.
Who: Congressman Jim Bridenstine represents Oklahoma’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a Navy pilot and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and lives with his wife Michelle and their three children Walker (6), Sarah (4), and Grant (1) in Tulsa, OK. Bridenstine graduated from Rice University with degrees in economics, business and psychology. After college, he joined the Navy and became a pilot, flying combat missions off the USS Abraham Lincoln in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Shock and Awe in Iraq. Later, he transitioned to the F-18 Hornet fighter at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN, where he flew “Red Air” and was also an instructor.
Why: The focus of the town hall meetings will be to discuss the recent events in Washington D.C. with constituents of the First District and to address the questions and concerns of the attendees.
Who Should Attend: First District Constituents
When and Where:
Monday, 2/18/13, 6:30pm at the Bailey Ranch Clubhouse, 10105 Larkin Bailey Blvd, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055;
Tuesday, 2/19/13, 6:30pm at the Bixby Public Library, 20 E Breckenridge Ave, Bixby, OK 74008;
Thursday, 2/21/13, 6:30pm at the Tyler Memorial Library, 821 N. Shawnee Ave, Dewey, OK 74029
By Kevin Swanson
Well, the dust has cleared on the Obama agenda. After four years of Barack Obama’s presidency, we have socialist medicine through mandated insurance, more government-funded abortions, and about $4 trillion of extra debt. Knowing this, I’m apparently supposed to vote for the Other Guy. Never mind the fact that George W. Bush left office with a 1.5 trillion dollar budget deficit (inflation adjusted), and it was his appointee to the Supreme Court who gave the final push to Obama’s socialist medicine plan.
I am told to set all this aside in this election and to endorse the Other Guy for President — the latest elephant in the room. He must be better — but why? I am offered reasons for supporting the Other Guy, and here they are:
(1). The Other Guy is a Mormon, and everybody knows that Mormons are better than Muslims. Clearly, not all Muslims or Mormons are polygamists. Then again, it is possible that President Obama has cooled on his “Muslim faith.” Or maybe the Other Guy has lapsed with his “Mormon faith.” If Mormons or Muslims led the nation for a hundred years, where would we be? I wonder. Suffice it to say, I’m not convinced that Mormons are better than Muslims.
(2). Everybody knows that Republican presidents are more conservative fiscally than Democrat presidents. This may be true in the minds of Republicans who enjoy listening to Republican rhetoric. I know. I know. Most conservatives do not want to be confused with the data. But here it is.
Annualized Growth in Spending:
[Editor's note: What is missing from this data is the future cost of legislation such as Obamacare and entitlement spending./sc]
Value of $1 Federal Reserve Note in 1913 Dollars
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
sometimes a picture says it all….
Now let’s imagine if the graphic had gone on to 2012 and speculate if there is anything left or if it has actually gone negative now. Why yes we know that it has since we are $16 Trillion in debt now…
So how much paper do you have? How much do you have in real commodities?
Or are you in debt too?
Wake up America!
Cross posted with OKGrassroots
Rand Paul introduces his father from long distance for this important dinner in Iowa. Ron Paul’s remarks include a few personal experiences with Ronald Reagan and a little insight into the gold standard, economic policy, foreign policy, and a strong national defense. He has recommended $1 Trillion in the first year of his presidency and eliminate 5 departments including the department of education. Enjoy his refreshing comments amidst a very friendly crowd at the Reagan dinner in Iowa.
Des Moines, Iowa
November 4, 2011
Cross-posted with R3publicans
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8 (King James Version)
Sometimes we think that things are overwhelming and life is too complex and the problems are too big. I learned this verse growing up as a song. Don’t you love the way scripture set to music embeds in our memory and pops up exactly when we need it! God has much to say to us in scripture about just weights and measures and how to treat our fellow man and it boils down to rather simply this:
Think about the order of the items with the action item on top. Do justly or as we would say today ‘act justly’. But in doing justice, have a heart for mercy. While demanding justice, be ready to extend mercy appropriately or with sacrificial love and hope! In the midst of acting justly and extending mercy, above all walk humbly.
Our great example in all of this is Our Father in heaven. If He could risk it all for us by sending His own Son to die in our place do we really have any excuse for not doing the same. What if by modeling justice and mercy and humility to others, I could effect positive change in my family, my church, my community, my city, my nation, and my world?
Worth a try don’t you think! Did I forget to mention that we are going to need His help to do so? Tis true and He is able to help us if we will but look to Him in all matters. He wouldn’t have told us to do it and sent us a Savior if it wasn’t what He wanted us to know and do now would He!
May you walk humbly, love mercy and do justice as you model His great example before others. I think you will see Him smile and feel His presence as you do so!
Sandie Crosnoe of Finding Gems & Sharing Them
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merry Christmas America!
Ron Paul is an icon and a hero to millions across America. His powerful message resonates with millions across the globe. He’s not just a “come and go Joe.” While early on in his campaign, Ron Paul was looked at and in many cases, laughed at by his rivals – look who’s laughing now?