Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baskin Robbins and Firefighters

Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help us honor America's firefighters on April 28 from 5-10m. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™. Participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities.

*2.5 oz scoops are 31 cents plus tax where applicable. Limit 3 scoops per person.

Have some sugar before it is taxed and help the Firefighters.

Sweet Tax

So the state of Washington thinks by taxing soda, juice, and other drinks that have sugar in them that people won't drink them and lose weight. Yea right and people from Mars are green. Now the state of Kansas is about to pass the same tax. One cent for every teaspoon of sugar in a drink. Ok all that is going to do is make the people of Kansas drive to Missouri or Colorado or Oklahoma or some other state and buy their drinks there. Gas in Kansas is more expensive and they drive to another state to buy their gas too. Also they are going to up cigarette and alcohol tax. Honestly you can tax us to death but until you get the budgets under control and quit wasting taxpayer money all you are going to do is make this country one big 300 million welfare pot. Oh but wait that is what this administration wants, is for us all to be independent on the government. The tax is wrong whatever you do is not going to make people quit drinking their Dr Pepper or lose weight. Strange that none of those pennies will go to help the obesity in this country. So what are those pennies paying for?

World Day of Prayer

So Judge Barbara Crabb decides World Day of Prayer is unconstititional. Really Babs, cos I believe the founding fathers wrote the Constitution based on their belief and faith in God and did not want to be ruled by the King of England. You can do whatever you want but you can't make me stop praying. Methinks perhaps a small prayer from you to God would be in order after what you just did.

So Babs consider these facts and think again:

Congress set aside December 18, 1777 as a day of thanksgiving so the American people “may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor” and on which they might “join the penitent confession of their manifold sins . . . that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance.” Congress also recommended that Americans petition God “to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consists in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

In 1789, the same day Congress finished drafting the First Amendment it requested President Washington to declare a National day of prayer and thanksgiving. The proclamation declared that “it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

In 1795, Samuel Adams, who signed the Declaration of Independence, ratified the Constitution, and served as governor of Massachusetts, issued A Proclamation For a Day of Public Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer.

By 1815, more than 2,000 official governmental calls to prayer had been issued at both the State and Federal levels, with thousands more issued since 1815.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln appointed a National Day of Prayer: “Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation. And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”