Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday Roundup

I have been a little lax going through my mail. Got this one a few days ago. Not sure I know you Sandy but thank you much for reading. People are getting rich off religion. Now, there's a newsflash.

Hey there,

I’m Sandy and I’ve been reading you for more than a year now. 

I don’t usually do this, but I came across an outrageous infographic on the so called “megachurches” that I really needed to share with you: Now I understand they have to fund themselves and thus the tremendous budgets, but how is it possible to have “megapastors” like Joel Olsteen living in $10.5 million mansions? Isn’t this a bit contradictory with what the Bible teaches us?

I’d really love the see your opinion on this and I hope you’ll share it further.



Bush Press Secretary turned Fox Host Dana Perino found herself in a bit of hot water with the secularists yesterday when she opined that she was tired of the atheists. 
"I'm tired of them." She continued, "I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and before the day had finished, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping ‘under God’ in the pledge.""If these people really don't like it, they don't have to live here," she concluded.
Dana, it isn't your country, it's our country. Of course, Perino has never been anything more than a very dim bulb. If you remember correctly, she is the one who famously said that “we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term"and also admitted to not knowing what the cuban missile crisis was.
“It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I’m pretty sure.”
This is the woman who once asserted on The Five that women who are victims of violence should “make better decisions” to avoid being hurt.

The phrase "Under God" was not added to the pledge of allegiance until 1954 after prodding from the Catholic Knights of Columbus. The founding fathers took great pains to ensure that we lived in a free nation, not a theocracy. Prior to that time it was an oath and not a prayer and we all got along fine. Dana, the atheists have just as much right to live here as you do, if you don't like it, I suggest that you find a new country. It's people like you that give people like you a bad name.

Atheist parolee jailed for refusing to participate in a religious group as condition of his parole.

BigD took this video of a guy catching a fish off the Marin Headlands.

From Fox - Palestinian Authority takes $148M from US, doles out ‘grants’ to convicted terrorists. Got to love this country.

Shawn sent this along.

The local constabulary and fire chief were quick to blame the Yosemite fire on pot growers. Oops, guess they were wrong. Turns out it was probably a hunter. Say you're sorry?

Here's one for you:


My name is Katie and I’m putting together some resources for an article I plan to write soon that will guide people through American anti-terrorism strategies in layman’s terms.  Right now I’m focusing my research on how this nation’s terrorism readiness compares to that of a few years ago.

I’m writing today for several reasons, and I really respect you and your time, so please send me an email if you would rather I not send you emails in the future. I completely understand!

The first reason is that I thought you’d like to know that there is a dead link on your site, on this page: The dead link is to Liz Cheney’s Keep America Safe page: The page does not redirect anymore as the site was shut down for Cheney’s senate campaign, but I think many of the same issues are addressed by this page:, if you’d like to replace the old link with one that keeps people abreast of these issues.

Finally, I wanted to pass along a few resources that I thought you might be interested in checking out, as they have helped me considerably with my research.  The first is something my colleagues put together, and the other two are just things I’ve collected as I’ve browsed.  If you think any of your visitors might find them useful, feel free to post them!

Keep Your Family Safe From Terrorist Attacks

A Guide to Financial Recovery After a Disaster

Free Disaster Recovery Training for Volunteers

Terrorist Attacks and Children: Information for Caregivers

Thanks for your time!

Katie Cook
35 Bradford Road
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481

P.S. because I do get paid to research and write for Safe Sound Family, this could be considered a “commercial” email. If you’d rather not receive emails from me in the future about other dead links on your site, please do not hesitate to let me know by replying to this email or sending a note to:

P.P.S. also, would you be interested in participating in a short survey on family safety in the future? Please let me know that too! :)

Uh Katie, I was pillorying your organization and Liz Cheney. Did you even read my post? I consider your boss the lowest form of squishy excrement, the kind that sticks in vibram soles and tracks all over the shag carpeting. You sure you want me to freshen up that link?

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