OH CHRISTMAS TREE!!! Miracles of the Season, Christmas Tree Saves Family After Drive by Shooting by 35 Year Old Thug Dionne Lee McKelvin in Jeannette, PA
OH CHRISTMAS TREE … Here is something to be THANKFUL for … Christmas trees!!!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Tuesday night around 10:30, the silence in a Westmoreland County neighborhood on North First Street in Jeannette, PA decorated for the Christmas season, came to an end as gun shots rang out in a drive by shooting. According to police, 35 year old Dionne Lee McKelvin is accused of shooting a woman in the arm and chest. The thug was arrested and charged with attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. What a shock, he has a record. He is in Westmoreland County Prison under $500,000 bond.
However, the greater story here is the fact that when Dionne Lee McKelvin did his drive by shooting, shots sprayed everywhere including into the home of Tina Smorey. The bullet went through the front of the house and into her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
Tina Smorey’s house was hit by a stray bullet.
It went through the front of the house, coming out in her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
She told KDKA’s Brenda Waters: “I was sitting on my couch and I heard six to eight loud pops. If the tree wasn’t there, we would have had that couch right under the windows; but ironically, we put the tree up early this year.
Hmm, another case of a convicted criminal abiding by gun laws.
Why should anyone be surprised at anything he does anymore?
As if it was not bad enough that President Barack Obama did not attend the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, even though Obama claims that Lincoln is one of his heroes. A snub was not enough for this president, in a he managed to leave the word “under God” out of his reading of Lincoln’s great speech. From NRO, in a recorded recitation uploaded to YouTube on November 9, President Obama read the address in its entirety. However, when it came to the line “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” the President left out the words “under God.” Of course he did. Because this is what community agitators do, cause division, chaos and turmoil at every turn.
One nation under God? Under President Obama, maybe not so much.
As first reported on WMAL’s Chris Plante Show Tuesday, the Commander-in-Chief joined a cast of 61 other noted lawmakers, politicians, news anchors and celebrities, including every living President, in reciting the Gettysburg Address, which President Abraham Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863.
The dignitaries all delivered the address as Lincoln had written it, including the phrase, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.” (Click to listen). Curiously, however, in his version of the address, President Obama omitted the words “under God.”
You can see the President’s reading of the Gettysburg speech here - his omission is at the 1:35 mark.
But of course this was probably the first time Barack Obama was made aware that “under God” was actually in the Gettysburg Address. And it makes no matter as he was too busy fixing the Obamacare website to have noticed. Oh, and it was Bush’s and the GOP’s fault.
The irony of it all is best pointed out by the Heritage Foundation. It is a stretch for a big government, socialist liberal like Barack Obama who believes in the ‘nanny state,” seems to not have a grasp of the US Constitution, the separation of powers and that Our Government is supposed to be of, by and for the People. However, under Obama, he thinks that the people work for the government. The final line of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”.
Weasel Zippers has much, much more.
- According to a report in the Telegraph, NSA spied on the future Pope during the Vatican conclave
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Don’t Miss Natalee Holloway’s Mom … October 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM at East Bayou in Lafayette, Louisiana for ‘An Evening with Beth Holloway’
Bayou Monkeys … Don’t miss Beth Holloway’s next inspirational of message of hope, faith and personal safety to young adults …
Beth Holloway will be speaking at East Bayou in Lafayette, Louisiana in ‘An Evening with Beth Holloway’. If you have ever met or witnessed Beth Holloway speak, you know that she is one of the most courageous, inspirational and strong individuals you will ever heard. With all of the pain, anguish and torment that Beth has been through in the “roller-coaster” ride that she and her family went through in Aruba with law enforcement, the court system and the investigation into the disappearance of her missing daughter, Natalee Holloway, Beth remains positive and a person of faith.
How does one muster the courage to persevere in the face of sheer adversity? Do we all have the capacity to overcome tragedy? How does one keep going? You will be uplifted by the remarkable story of Beth Holloway. How does she stay strong? Imagine being able to apply her philosophies of courage, dedication, faith and strength to your own life.
Her life changed quite dramatically in the summer of 2005 when her daughter Natalee disappeared on the last night of her senior high graduation trip to Aruba. This tragic story became the leading news mystery when it happened, and continues to make headlines today. Barbara Walters selected Beth Holloway as one of the world’s most fascinating people for her perseverance in seeking answers to what happened to Natalee.
Beth has delivered her message of hope, faith and personal safety to young adults and people of all ages all across the United States. We are honored to have this nationally known speaker come to our community.
Check out the website, The Hearts of Hope for more details and to get tickets for the event. Seating is limited so please buy early! For more information please call 337-269-1557
Scared Monkeys posted back in July of 2005 to Beth, ‘Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up’ and she nave has. To one of the strongest women I have ever met and a good friend, God Bless!!!
For much, much more on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba … go to Scared Monkeys Forum: Natalee Holloway.
UPDATE I: Beth Holloway: ‘Never give up hope’.
She hasn’t seen justice in her daughter’s death, but even that didn’t snuff Beth Holloway’s hope. She presented the stories of other families looking for missing loved ones and founded the Natalee Holloway Resource Center.
“After all I’ve been through, and all my family’s been through, I have a right to crawl in a hole and never come out — but that’s not how I want to live my life,” she said. “I found myself asking what I can do to teach others from our tragic situation.”
Beth Holloway praised Gingerbread House staff members and supporters for their role in nurturing hope. Gingerbread House serves children who have suffered physical and sexual abuse.
“You are proactively working to save these children from their abusers,” she said.
Terrorist Suicide Bomb Kills Christians at Pakistan Church: 60 People Killed & More than 120 Injured Including Women and Children Following Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts in Qissa Khawani Bazaar of Peshawar
Because Islam is a religion of Peace …
So where is the outrage that Christan are being killed in Muslim countries? The LA Times is reporting that a pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing over 60 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country’s Christian minority. The NY Times is reporting 75 people are dead as the cowardly suicide bombers detonated their bombs as as worshipers left the All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar.
The bombing in Peshawar, which wounded 120 people, underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks a peace deal with domestic Taliban militants. It will likely intensify criticism from those who believe that negotiating peace with militants is a mistake.
The blasts killed more than 60 people and wounded 120, said Arshad Javed, top health official at the hospital in Peshawar where the victims were being treated. The dead included several women and children, said Sher Ali Khan, another doctor at the hospital.
The number of casualties was so high that the hospital was running out of caskets for the dead and beds for the wounded, said Mian Iftikhar Hussain, a former information minister of surrounding Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province who was on the scene.
“What have we done wrong to these people’” asked one of the wounded, John Tariq, referring to the attackers. “Why are we being killed?”
PESHAWAR: At least 60 people were killed and more than 120 including women and children were injured in twin suicide blasts in Qissa Khawani bazaar of Peshawar, Geo News reported.
Sources said suicide bombers blew themselves up outside Kohati gate near the Pakistan Church.
Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have cordoned off the area after the blast.
Chief Executive Leady Reading Hospital (LRH) has confirmed killing of 56 people in the blasts.
Emergency has been declared in the LRH.
The eyewitnesses said the worshipers were leaving the Church when the blast occurred. More than 500 people were present in the Church at the time of suicide attack.
Pledge of Allegiance Goes on Trial in Massachusetts … Atheist Couple Looks to strike the Words “Under God”
When is this nonsense going to stop on the part of Atheists?
An Atheist couple filed, anonymously on behalf of their three children, with the state Supreme Court Judicial Court to strike the words “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Wow, these heroes filed it anonymously. What’s the matter, can’t stand behind your beliefs? The fact that they did this on behalf of their 3 children., really? They did this on behalf of themselves, using this children as human shields. When is this BS going to end? What will be next, striking “endowed by Our Creator” and “God” from the Declaration of Independence?
Below is Red Skelton’s brilliant rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Skelton says at the 3:52 mark. “… and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance, Under God. Wouldn’t it be a pity if some one said that was a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?” It would appear that Red Skelton was a sage.
The state Supreme Judicial Court will begin hearing arguments this week in an atheist Acton couple’s quest to strike the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance their children say in the Acton-Boxboro Regional School District.
The couple’s suit, filed anonymously on behalf of their three children, goes to the SJC tomorrow, with a pair of Washington, D.C., activist organizations ?taking part in the proceedings.
“We feel confident that our arguments are the right ones, and we’re certainly hopeful that they’re persuasive to the justices,” said Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is arguing on behalf of the school district. “We represent some kids that are actually in the Acton-Boxboro School District that would like to keep saying the pledge.”
A note to Atheists, the US Constitution provides a Freedom of Religion, not a Freedom from religion.
Are You Kidding Me … Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Says Shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar!’ the Same as Christians Shouting ‘Thank God!’
NO HE DIDN’T … This is what political correctness gets you, a RINO politician making a comparison as absurd as it gets … Sure it is Senator McCain and Islam is a religion of peace as well.
As reported at Breitbart, this morning on ‘Fox & Friends’ Senator John McCain (R-AZ) got indignant when suggested Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said he had a problem with Syrian opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition. McRINO actually said the following, that shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar!’ was the same as Christians shouting ‘Thank God!’ WOW, just WOW. Suddenly, everyone is a “moderate” Muslim to McCain. The Syrian freedom fighters, the Muslim Brotherhood, all good moderate Muslims. Exactly whose side is this guy on?
OK you senile SOB, how dare you. This fossil needs to be sent packing. A note to the moron senator from Arizona, when Christians thank God it is in thanks to Our Creator, not an affirmation to murder and martyrdom in the name of Allah. Good grief, you are an evil, demented little man.
“I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said. McCain responded: “Would you have a problem with an American or Christians saying ‘thank God? Thank God?’” He added, “That’s what they’re saying. Come on! Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates and I guarantee you they are moderates.” McCain provided no evidence to suggest that Syrian opposition groups are moderate, as opposed to the wide swath of evidence suggesting that the opposition is heavily infested with al Qaeda.
Just curious when was the last time you heard a Christan say thank God as he cut off some one’s head?
UPDATE I: From the Right Scoop … Mark Levin rips McCain a new one with his idiot comment about comparing ‘Allahu Akhbar!’ to ‘Thank God’.
Too Funny, But Very Sad as Well … Passing a Joint Scores Higher than Passing the Collection Plate in Church … “This is When You Know We’re Going to Hell”
This might be one of the funniest moments ever in ‘Family Feud’ but boy doesn’t it speak volumes of just how far our society has fallen. What happened to us? The question was, name something that gets passed around? Unbelievably there were more “weed heads” than people that go to church.
The host was looking for some saving, but passing the joint scored higher than the collection plate at church. YIKES!
UNHOLY LOW … TALK ABOUT BURNING IN HELL FOR ETERNITY.
Two priests were robbed at gun point by two thugs outside of the St. Helen Church in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. The crime took place last month as one priest was showing the other, a 77 year old priest, the grounds when two suspects who were caught on surveillance video walking up to the priests. The priests were robbed at gunpoint of their cell phones, money and other valuables. The suspects then jumped back over the fence. However, one of the priests refused to get down, or hand over his belongings, and told the suspect “shoot me.” Thankfully, the robbers did not take him at his word and he was not hurt.
Authorities are on the look-out, and asking the public for help, in finding two suspects who robbed a couple of priests at a church in Lauderdale Lakes.
Father Lesly Jean, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office, was taking a fellow priest on a tour of St. Helen Church in Lauderdale Lakes on July 18th around 10 p.m.
“You’ve definitely hit a new low when you’ll rob two priests in front of a church and have no remorse about it,” said Keyla Concepcion of BSO.
Descriptions of suspects:
BSO describes the suspects as two black males. One suspect is about 5’7” tall and approximately in his late 20s or early 30s. His accomplice is about 6’ tall, heavy-set and was wearing a black shirt with a white stripe.
The driver of the getaway car, at one point in the video, gets out and walks around the passenger side. She is described as heavy-set, with hair down to the small of her back. She was wearing long pants, a dark-colored shirt and a white cardigan or sweatshirt.
What is missing in the description of these dirt bags who would be so brazen as to rob two priests on church grounds? You guessed it, race. It is not racists to properly describe a suspect of a crime. How in the hell is anyone supposed to be on the look out for a criminal if you don’t know that common defining characteristics like height, weight, eye & hair color and yes … skin color. Good grief, has political correctness got this stupid? If we were looking for a child sex offender, would we not want to know that he/she was 25 years old, slender build and “White”?
Anyone with any information about the incident seen in the video is asked to contact BSO Robbery Detective Vincent Coldwell at 954-321-4270. Anonymous tips can be provided to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
Tennessee Judge Lu Ann Ballew Orders Baby’s Name be Changed from ‘Messiah’ to Martin DeShawn McCullough
Huh, who knew that a judge could order your child’s first name be changed? So what would the judge have done if the child’s name was Jesus and the actual last name was Christ?
Talk about some judicial over-reach … A Tennessee Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew who serves the 4th Judicial District ordered a 7 month old’s name be Martin DeShawn McCullough. It includes both parent’s last names but leaves out Messiah.The issue came before the court initially, not because of the child’s first name, but because the parents could not agree on a last name. The judge stated, ‘the word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ.” The judge went on to say, she made this the decision is best for the child, especially while growing up in a county with a large Christian population. Wow, how is this allowed because of a judge’s religious beliefs? Also, the judge claimed it was in the best interest of the child. So if the family was not in a predominately Christian area, it would have been OK? The case is supposed to be appealed on September 17th.
What ever happened to the First Amendment of the Constitution of Freedom of Speech and Religion?
Hmm, although I think it is poor form and sacrilege for the family to have named their child “Messiah,” there is no way in Heaven that a judge could be allowed to make this family change the child’s name because of her religious views. Sorry, but it is not the court’s right to do so. Look for the ACLU to be ll over this one. Does a court really have the right to determine what your child’s name should be? Really? Obviously, this case has some extreme religion undertones, but where does the government think they have the right to order a child’s name be changed? The only reason why this went to court was because the mother and father could not agree on a last name. So had that never happened, it would have been fine for the child to have gone through life as Messiah?
A Newport mother is appealing a court’s decision after a judge ordered her son’s name be changed from “Messiah.”
Jaleesa Martin and the father of Messiah could not agree on a last name, which is how they ended up at a child support hearing in Cocke County Chancery Court on Thursday.
That is when the first name came into question.
Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew serves the 4th Judicial District of Tenn. including the following counties: Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier.
What would Barack Obama, the Obamamessiah have to say about this?