Dear Readers: Today, all my golden nuggets of wisdom were directed to my San Diego News Network opinion piece. It will be awesome, and I will let you guess its content by the title: REVEAL, REPEAL, AND REPLACE! 🙂
I have also received some exciting news via Tea Party Patriots: THE DES MOINES TEA PARTY WILL BE PROTESTING OBAMA TOMORROW. From their site: The President of the United States will be in Iowa City this Thursday expecting a warm welcome for the new health care overhaul. FaceBook Details are HERE!
I also wanted to highlight a SDNN site: ELECTION 2010. This is a compendium of all election items pertinent to San Diego area residents. Frankly, I have never seen so many people so engaged in civics and politics so intensely, so I appreciate having this resource to share with them through the remained of the year. Thanks Hoa!
So, I wanted to offer a link-fest featuring some of my friends and compatriots:
W.C. Varones: The Greenspan LegacyHint –
A few members if the San Diego Local Order of Bloggers were focused on Congressman John Dingle (D, MI) and his statement that, via Obamacare, it will take a while to “control the people;”
Beers with Demo: Letting the mask slip Pt. I
I would also like to add that LCR also has this gem today, which focuses on all the glory that is California: Infographic look at State of California
And there is this from The Liberator Today: Insurance Mandates – Weak Link?
And a few of my non-Californian friends had some thoughts about Obamacare as well:
Voting Female Speaks: Socialists unwittingly handing their med records to the GOP
Patterico’s Pontifications on an issue that is a primary one for this site: California AB32: Full Speed Ahead or Roll Back?
My blogging guidepost, the Anchoress, is taking another on-line retreat and sent me a personal invitation to join her. I am normally not inclined to post on matters of faith, except as it relates to ancient Egyptian divinities. However, the request as inspired me to introduce my readers, as a newly minted Catholic, to my patron saint — St. Anthony of Padua.
St. Anthony, known as the patron saint of lost things, was the first saint from whom I asked an intersession. During a panic to find the remote control, I uttered the prayer: “Dear St. Anthony, please come down .. something’s been lost which must be found.”
Sure enough, I found it a moment later — hidden behind the big vase in the living room. This was NOT a place that was obvious, or one where I would have normally looked.
The most significant prayer for something lost was when my son couldn’t find his expensive Nintendo. After about 20 minutes of intense search, I said the prayer. In my mind, I heard the statement — you need to talk to your husband. My sweetheart was away on a trip, so when he called, I asked him if he had seen it. He reminded me that the last known place was under my son’s carseat in my husband’s car (then parked at the airport parking lot). We retrieved the unit promptly once my husband returned.
I almost got a PhD in chemistry, so I am pretty close to an absent-minded professor type. I readily misplace keys, cell phones, pens, and other small items. St. Anthony is a constant part of my prayer life.
But there is more. I taught some of my RCIA teachers something new about St. Anthony during our sessions. As a co-founder of a Tea Party group, I have been called upon to do public speaking. Now, I also ask for the intersession of St. Anthony before an interview or speech on a Tea Party matter. St. Anthony, who lived from 1195 to 1231, was an eloquent and charismatic speaker and very successful in spreading the faith. He was such a gifted speaker, his tongue was found undecayed after his death:
When the vault in which for thirty years his sacred body had reposed was opened, the flesh was found reduced to dust but the tongue uninjured, fresh, and of a lively red colour
Before an appearance on the Fox Business Channel recently, I prayed for his intersession for grace, eloquence, and truth in my speech. I felt a warmth on my should, as if women was touching it.
St. Anthony experienced a celebrated apparition of the Infant Jesus; French writers maintain it took place in the province of Limousin at the Castle of Chateauneuf-la-Forêt. That is why he is often depicted with the infant Jesus in his images.
Given all the news of the day, as well as the many distractions in my life, I anticipate that this is “going to be the start of a beautiful friendship.”