Matt Lauer's interview with President Bush was quite revealing as the segment with the video from Bush's inaugural parade rolled. George and his lovely wife had to sit behind thick bullet-proof glass as they traveled the route down Pennsylvania Avenue due to the hateful, venom-spewing progressives lining the streets. Swat teams were there in full force holding them back, fencing them off, using bodily force to keep them in check. Nasty signs were in abundance, spitting skills were practiced and hateful words screamed at our President and Laura, preventing them from exiting the safety of their limousine. Compare that to the leisurely way Barack and Michele were allowed to stroll peacefully down Pennsylvania Avenue, interfacing with their adoring public, during Obama's inaugural parade on another chilly day in January. I ask you. Who are the hate-mongers, the radical trouble-makers, the intolerant, the name-callers??? Who are the respectful, peaceful, dignified ones??? With which group do you want to be aligned???
I surrendered my allegiance to Jesus in a stone Catholic chapel while a college student. My four children are my magnum opus: twin sons Joseph Linden and Adam Edward, Hannah Rose and Laurel Emmaline.
My dear dad, eldest of ten, strove for and achieved excellence at whatever he did: surrendering his allegiance to Jesus and serving Him his entire life, most proficient sharpshooter during his stint in the Marines; scouted not once, but twice, to pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers; struck Willie Mays out; valedictorian at Crozet High, Belmont Abbey and at UVA. While a Marine, he appointed himself as THE man to ensure his mates came safely back to the ship after carousing on land. His exemplary mother, Katherine Kirk Bain, was Mother-of-the-Year for VA in 1966. She was my best friend until her death at age 99 in 2000. I miss her always!