Princess Leia, Heart Disease, and Me

Princess Leia, Heart Disease, and Me

As I heard about Carrie Fisher’s (aka Princess Leia) heart attack on that London flight, my own heart dropped. I knew her chances of surviving were not stellar. Being a semi-heart expert myself, I knew that there were some things that were not in her favor. The number one thing was that SHE WAS A WOMAN.  Before the feminists lose their minds, you might want to know that the number one killer of women is not breast cancer, but it is actually heart disease. As someone who has been fighting this thing for four years now, the one thing I thought she had going for her was that she was taken to UCLA. After all, it was UCLA that saved my life.  If they could save my pathetic, little life, then surely they could save hers.  However, that wasn’t the case. As a little girl, I remember watching the Star Wars films, but I was much more a Darth Vader fan, than a Princess Leia one. I even dressed up as Darth Vader one year. Princess Leia seemed funny and smart, but Darth could kill you with his hand, which was very cool. I was a tomboy back then, so liking Princess Leia seemed “girly,” though she really wasn’t.  Of course, that gold metal bikini didn’t help her make her less “girly” in my eyes. I didn’t feel like I had all that much in common in with Princess Leia, but last week that all changed. In a swift second, we had more in common than we ever would. I could almost hear her saying, Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re...
Charles Krauthammer Has a Suggestion For What Trump Should Do With the UN Building

Charles Krauthammer Has a Suggestion For What Trump Should Do With the UN Building

Republished with permission from Tap Wires By: Kate Scanlon Conservative Fox News pundit Charles Krauthammer offered a suggestion to President-elect Donald Trump Monday about how he should approach the United Nations once he is sworn in as commander in chief. Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report” that, although the United Nations was “born in hope” following the end of the Second World War, “it turned out to be a disaster.” Krauthammer addressed United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which demands that Israel cease construction in land claimed by the Palestinians, arguing that the U.N. spends “more than half its time and energy and resources and bureaucracy trying to attack the only Jewish state on the planet, a tiny little spec, while genocide, mayhem, murder, and terrorism is going on all over the world.” “It’s an obsession that, to an outside observer, appears to be insane,” he added. “Why are we doing this?” Krauthammer went on to say that the United Nations spends the other half of its time “undermining the United States and democracy and our allies around the world.” “It is an organization that exacerbates tensions, it does not assuage them,” Krauthammer continued. “Any move to minimize our support for it, any move to get it out of the U.S. – imagine if headquarters were in Zimbabwe, the amount of weight and coverage it would get would be zero,” he said. “I think it’s good real estate in downtown New York City, and Trump ought to find a way to put his name on it and turn it into condos.” Watch below (Krauthammer’s comments begin around the...
Netanyahu Fires Back At Kerry Defense of Obama Betrayal

Netanyahu Fires Back At Kerry Defense of Obama Betrayal

Republished with permission from Tapwires  By: Dr. Jake Baker – TapWires News Service A defiant, even angry, Secretary of State, John Kerry, did his best Wednesday to justify the Obama Regime’s betrayal of Israel, failing to block an anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334, and the scrapping of more than three decades of U.S. policy established after the failed Carter administration under President Ronald Reagan, continuing through the presidencies of Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43. In a clever parsing of words, Kerry made it clear that the Obama Administration did not write or put forward the resolution, but he did not say that there were no meetings or discussions on the issue with the co-sponsors or the Palestinians. Kerry lashed out at the “settler agenda” but did not criticize the Palestinians for decades of terrorism, intifada, and jihad carried out against Israel and Jews around the world.  Kerry also conveniently forgot to mention that Israel has given land and actually moved families and even graveyards out of the Sinai to make peace with Egypt.  What they got in return was a base for Palestinian terrorists to fire rockets into Israel, causing both property damage and human death and causalities.  Netanyahu, in his rebuttal, reminded us that in 2005, Israel implemented a unilateral disengagement from Gaza, evacuating all 17 settlements in the Gaza Strip. In addition, Israel evacuated four small isolated settlements in the northern West Bank. Since that time, Gaza has been used to attack Israel in numerous rocket, tunnel, and terror attacks. Kerry also did not separate the settlements east of the Israel security line from those west of...
This Day in History – December 28

This Day in History – December 28

December 28 1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated 1612 – Galileo observes a “fixed star,” not realizing that he was observing the planet Neptune 1688 – William of Orange storms London and James II flees 1694 – George I of England divorces his cousin Sophia Dorothea of Celle, accusing her of infidelity and imprisoning her in the castle of Ahlden 1767 – King Taksin is crowned the King of Thailand 1781 – British troops commanded by Major James Henry Craig arrive at John’s Island, outside of Charleston, South Carolina 1793 – Thomas Paine was arrested on charges of treason in France and taken to Luxembourg Prison until President James Monroe had him released in November of 1794. The details of the charges against him were never released 1822 – Confederate General William Taliaferro is born 1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes the first vice president in US history to resign from office, citing political differences with President Andrew Jackson 1836 – South Australia becomes a British colony 1836 – Spain recognizes independence of Mexico 1846 – Iowa becomes the 29th state 1856 – 28th President of the US, Woodrow Wilson is born 1860 – Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn, New York on her last mission to free slaves, after having evaded capture for eight years on the Underground Railroad 1869 – A labor union made up of tailors known as the Knights of Labor, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies 1869 – William F. Semple patents chewing gum 1872 – The US Army defeats Apache Indians at Salt River Canyon, Arizona Territory 1882 – English astronomer Sir Arthur Stanley...