A Grand Gala & Real Substance too!

Yes it was a grand gala!

DC has a new team in town.

The federal zone and the rest of the nation are in the process of watching the transition of power occur.  I’ve always loved the balls and the gowns but you always learn by watching people in action.  The Trumps and the Pence family are gracious to all they encounter.  So here are a few shots from the balls and then on to the meat of the day.  Oh yes and Mike Pence and his wife can dance!  The white gown on the far left second pic had the most amazing full skirt and shimmered brilliantly when she moved.  Melanie’s gown was very unique and sculpted perfectly for her.  Ivanka’s gown was bejeweled and very lovely too.  Mrs. Pence’s gown of royal blue was gorgeous as well and the neckline simply elegant.  They were all very special and individually styled.
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The cake was six plus layers and they cut it very military style with a saber sword.  Hope it was as good as it looked!

Now onto the meat of the day. Here is what Trump said so that you know and don’ t have to rely on fake news and media spin.

Inauguration speech in total:

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.  Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.  The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you! It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before. At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.  These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public. But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops RIGHT HERE and stops RIGHT NOW. We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;  Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military; We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;  And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.  One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.  But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.  From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be America First. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.  America will start winning again, winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.  We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.  We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.  When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.  We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions. It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag. And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, We Will Make America Strong Again. We Will Make America Wealthy Again.

We Will Make America Proud Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again….

and Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.

Donald J. Trump
45th President of the United States

Yes, there was real sustance!

However, the substance of the day lies elsewhere.  It was a good start indeed. Here is what he actually implemented on inauguration day.

In his first hours as president Friday, Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to “ease the burden” of ObamaCare while his chief of staff directed an immediate regulatory freeze.

Trump was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and other top advisers as he signed the executive order on former President Barack Obama’s signature health law, which Trump opposed throughout his campaign.

The order, which noted that Trump intends to seek the law’s “prompt repeal,” directs agencies to “minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens [of ObamaCare] and prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market.” It also tells agencies to waive, defer or delay imposing any ObamaCare provisions that impose fiscal penalties on states, health care providers, families or individuals.

Trump’s order also ordered agency heads to “encourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance,” a key component of Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement plan.  Continue reading and see a video of event here

A good start indeed!  I love it when I hear the word freeze regarding new regulations; now if we could just get that word applied to spending and hiring!

#freezespending #MAGA #alotlessgovernmentwouldbegood #teaparty #InauguralBall

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Next STOP Sapulpa on Jan 13th

You are invited to come and bring a friend.  This should be a most informative rally with information on legislation in the works to STOP Obamacare Penalties NOW.  Find out how you can help and be a part of the solution this legislative session!

STOP Sapulpa Rally Jan 13 2014

DATE: Monday  January 13, 2014

TIME: 6:30 PM

PLACE:  Sapulpa Senior Center

515 E Dewey Ave

Sapulpa, OK 74066

Please share the flyer!

(pdf format downloadable/printable below on Scribd)

Group Sponsors:  Tulsa 9.12 Project, R3publicans, OKgrassroots, OK-SAFE, Exposing Healthcare Reform, OKforTEA 
Guest Speakers:
John Doak – Insurance Commissioner
Nathan Dahm – OK State Senator
Lewis Moore  – OK State Representative
Amanda Teegarden – OK-SAFE Executive Director
Bob Donohoo – STOP co-ordinator

 

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Stop Obamacare Penalties Now 

(rallies in 12 cities planned)

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Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for

Finding Gems & Sharing Them

(source post here) 

Bartlesville STOP ObamacarePenaltiesNOW Rally Set for Jan 11th — YOU are invited!

You are invited to come and bring a friend.  This should be a most informative rally with information on legislation in the works to STOP Obamacare Penalties NOW.  Find out how you can help and be a part of the solution this legislative session!

STOP Flyer Revised - Bartlesville

DATE: January 11, 2014

TIME: 10AM – 12 NOON

PLACE:  First Floor – Room 100

 Bartlesville Public Library

 600 S. Johnstone

 Bartlesville, OK 74003

Share the flyer! (pdf format downloadable/printable below on Scribd)

FEATURING

Senator Nathan Dahm

Insurance Commissioner Doak

Amanda Teegarden for OK-SAFE

Bob Donohoo for STOP

Congressman Bridenstine may send a rep from his office to speak on his behalf

Senator Ford, Rep Martin and Rep Sears have been invited

LaShelle Griffith will MC event

Group Sponsors:

Washington County Grassroots Prayer Team — LaShelle Griffith

OK-SAFE – Amanda Teegarden

Osage County Republican Party – Celia Lanham

R3publicans – Sandra Crosnoe

Bartians for Academic Freedom  – Joy Molina Collins

Tulsa 9.12 Project – Ronda Vuillemont-Smith

Oklahoma John Birch Society/STOP Coordinator – Bob Donohoo

Stop Obamacare Penalties Now – Charles Key

(teeshirts and buttons available at the rally for suggested donations of $15 and $1 respectively)

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Finding Gems & Sharing Them 2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Happy New Year!!!

Texas Straw Poll Event Set for Oct 24th in Montgomery County

Straw Poll Texas Event Oct 24th

October 24, 2013

Statewide Candidate’s Forum and Straw Poll

Grace Community Church

24400 North Interstate Highway 45

Spring, Texas

6:30-9:30 PM

Invitation from Debra Medina, candidate for Texas State Comptroller

The Montgomery County Republican Party together with the Montgomery County Tea Party are sponsoring a state wide candidate debate. Thursday night’s event will include the candidates for Governor, Railroad Commissioner, Attorney General, and Comptroller. A straw poll will be conducted. Tickets available at the door for $10. Doors open at 5:00.

If you live in or around Spring, I hope we’ll see you Thursday evening. In any case, I hope you’ll share this invitation with friends and family who are in the area. Your support is much needed and appreciated.

I’ll work hard to earn your vote in Thursday night’s straw poll and again in the March 2014 Republican primary.

For Freedom!

Debra Medina for

Texas State Comptroller

Debra Medina on Twitter

Debra Medina on Facebook

Medina for Texas – support/donate

Straw Poll Texas Event Oct 24thFor more information from Montgomery County Republican Party & Montgomery County Tea Party 

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Original post here >>>

Town Hall Meeting in Broken Arrow with Senator Dahm and Reps Ritze and Brumbaugh

WHAT:   TOWN HALL MEETING (Meet & discuss)

WHO:     Senator Nathan Dahm, Representatives Mike Ritze & David Brumbaugh

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 5th  7:00pm

WHERE:  Central Park Community Center, 1500 South Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK

RE:  Discussion on the past legislative cycle, and what was accomplished, and what is projected for the upcoming 2014 legislative session (Q&A to follow)

OPEN EVENT TO THE PUBLIC / Light refreshments

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Town Hall with Dahm Ritze Brumbaugh Nov 5

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Original post here >>>

doTERRA for Healthy Living – Essential Oils for Natural Health Care

I keep trying to figure out how to share with my friends the wonder of essential oils.  OK, I’ve always loved perfumes and fragrances, but I never understood how interconnected the senses are and how powerful the stimulation of pure essential oils could be.  I have used them to enhance breathing, relax, treat warts, reduce blood pressure, for serenity, and for mood elevation.

doTERRA Essential Oils for Healthy Living

doTERRA Essential Oils for Healthy Living

Take a look at these selected magazine pages (below) and ponder how these oils might enrich your life.   Let me know if I can help to get you set you up as a distributor.  These are some selected pages from my most recent doTERRA Living Magazine.

You can always visit ‘my store’ (top tab on FGST website) or via this link >>>

If you need help getting started, let me know!

For Healthy Living

Sandra Crosnoe

Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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Fall/Winter Issue Summary:

Zendocrine Detoxification Blend – Clove, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Geranium

Ask Dr Hill about On Guard

Mito2 Max energy and stamina complex

Salon Essentials for hair care

Finding Focus – Lime, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Amyris, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang (InTune Rollon)

Fit Factor – Deep Blue and more

DDR Prime – Cell Basics – Frankincense, Wild Orange, Lemongrass Thyme, Summer Savory, Clove, Niaouli

Aromatherapy – lifting and stimulating / calming and relaxing

Idea Notebook – Nail Brightener, Easy Flax Hair Gel, On Guard Paste Cleaner

Product Guide – Essential Oil Singles / Essential Oil Blends

Product Guide by categories Deep Blue, Dietary Supplements, Women’s Health, Slim & Sassy

Chocolate Bliss Raspberry Parfait Recipe

Essential Glossary

Original post via FGST here >>>

Documents via Scribd:

Scribd Document doTERRA Living Fall/Winter 2013 (partial) is here >>>

Scribd Document doTERRA Living Spring/Summer 2013 (partial) is here >>>

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