Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Master of Puppets aka: Wall Street

In case we have forgotten that money talks...Read this

Don't be fooled! Any candidate that wins the presidency of the United States (historically or presently) is tolerable (democrat/republican: "they" don't care) to those who supply the money!  Sorry to be such a cynic, but America's leadership unfortunately has become/or maybe always has been mere puppetry in my opinion.  :o)

The auctioned election process is designed to reduce the field to two candidates who will each receive hundreds of millions of dollars apiece from the same pool of donors. Just take a look at the lists of top donors for Obama and McCain from the last election in 2008.
Obama’s top 20 list included:

McCain’s list, meanwhile, included (drum roll please): 

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/iowa-the-meaningless-sideshow-begins-20120103#ixzz1j74Kh5rv

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Final week of 2011

This past week my brother Caleb and his family blessed us with a visit.  Janelle and I agree that it was too short, but the most meaningful well spent 48 hours together possible.  Thank you!

 Thaddeus and Uncle

 Oh how sweet it is was to hear these strings proclaim His Holiness, as Caleb played O Holy Night

Johannes was mesmerized

 Our last day of 2011
Spent on Virginia Beach

Johannes sporting his new Christmas hat

Digging like only boys can

Enjoying life, parenthood, and beach

In the summer this same view would be thousands of beach umbrella's

Conquering the slide all by himself
Johannes is loving that he can nearly keep up with Thaddeus nowadays. 

Sneaking a photo of the supermodel on the beach...

Thaddeus thoroughly enjoying the spiral slide

A great place to reflect on the past year...

Dec 31, 2011 Sunset
James River

God is still my favorite artist

We left this magnificent scene and gathered with believers for a shared Nacho Bar and crossed over into 2012 while worshipping Christ. 
All in all it was a wonderful closeout to 2011.