Our Daily Thread 12-31-12

Good Morning!

It’s the last day of the year, so 2 QoD’s. First I’ll ask the obvious question.

Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

And then,

What was the highlight of 2012 for you?

Quote of the Day

“In  the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your  years.”

Abraham  Lincoln

Prayer Requests 12-29-12

Who can we pray for today?

Psalm 61:1-5

1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

News/Politics 12-29-12

Since it’s the weekend, let’s do an open news thread today.

What have you got for us?

Here’s a few from me.

Just further proof you should never trust the CBO.

From the AmericanEnterpriseInstitute

“In 2002, CBO predicted 2012 US debt would be 7.4% of GDP. In reality, it was almost 74% of GDP”

I just can’t wait to see how badly they’re off on Obamacare.

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If we’re gonna have a national conversation about guns, then we need to be honest about it.

From Mediaite

John Kass, columnist for The Chicago Tribune, appeared on CNN on Friday where he discussed the tragic increase of violence and murder that has struck his city in recent years. He said that lawmakers and members of the press have been guilty of “papering over” how bad the situation in Chicago was getting, and of “ghettoizing” the minority children who become the victims of gun violence in the inner city. Kass concluded by challenging President Barack Obama to come to Chicago for the funeral of one of the “hundreds and hundreds” of African-American and Latino children killed every year in gun crimes.”

““We make the Sandy Hook – which was a tragedy – a big deal. Why don’t the politicians come to the funerals of the dead African-American and Latino kids who get killed by the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds,” asked Kass. “The media has ghettoized these children, these homicide victims.”

“I’m not diminishing the others, I’m just saying, President Obama, show up at a funeral here in Chicago once in a while too,” Kass concluded.”

Good Point. And also, we should be honest about how the Democrat solution does not work. Chicago shows this.

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