“A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule. A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk. A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work. The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on. In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100. This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context? One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”
Posted in America, United States Military, Veterans, Washington D.C.
Tagged Boston, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joshua Bell, Metro station, Musician, Violin, Washington DC, Washington Post
By now I am sure that just about every American is fed up with the Key Stone Cops we elected to represent us in Washington. Over the last ten or fifteen years we have watched our political leaders play out their greedy games and childish attacks on one another all the while ignoring the wants and needs of their constituents. We have watched them in their march to grab as much power as they can from We the People all the while lining their pockets with the fruits of our labor.
I say Enough is Enough already because the time has come for us to put into power a 3rd Party that will insure our constitutional rights and put an end to the stalemate we have been seeing in our nations capitol.
The time has come and is long overdo for the Tea Party to pull itself up by its Grass Roots and become a real contender in our nations political arena.
Posted in 2014, 2016, America, American Revolution, American Spring, Big Government, Bill of Rights, Conservative Bloggers, Constitutional right, CPAC, Democrats, Economy, Elections, Federal government of the United States, Founding Fathers, Freedom, GOP, Mid-Term Elections, NRA, Oath Keepers, Politics, Preppers, Religious Freedom, Republic, Republicans, RINOS, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement, Ted Cruz, Tyranny, United States, Veterans, Voter I.D. Laws, Washington D.C., White House Scandals
Tagged Barack Obama, Grass Roots, Politics, Tea, Tea Party movement, United States, United States Constitution, Warfare and Conflict, Washington
Hat tip to AFVet for this superb rant
Go ahead Obama and just keep Poking the Tiger.
Block off our monuments, try to intimidate the Veterans.
Do you really think that you are winning ?
Do you really think that you are making a statement that we will respect ?
Why did you shut off the sports broadcasts to our troops overseas ?
Stamping your feet in front of mature adults only make you look like a petulant child.
You are playing with fire here.
Many of the parents of these troops are well aware of what you are doing and I would surmise that they completely disapprove of it.
The spouses and the families of active duty troops are not supporting of you.
Don’t care huh ?
Lame duck president huh ?
Maximum push on the Marxist agenda huh ?
Take America to Her knees huh ?
OK,…go for it.
Go ahead and try moron.
Given the fact that you have never run a corner grocery store, and probably couldn’t, and now you and your thugs are tearing this Country, OUR COUNTRY apart intentionally is completely unacceptable.
It appears that you are itching for a revolution.
Preventing religious freedom in the military is a good start.
The constant antagonizing of the People of this Country hasn’t worked so well to your advantage yet has it ?
Keep trying Barry, just keep it up because there are some folks out there that haven’t gotten the message yet.
Some are so slow that they voted for you twice, and it will take them awhile to catch up.
3 more years is a long time, think you can make it ?
AFVet is an Air Force Vietnam Veteran
Posted in Affordable Health Care Act, Barack Obama, Benghazi, CPAC, Egypt, Hillary Clinton, Iraq War Veterans, IRS Scandal, NRA, NSA, Obama Administration, Obamacare, Politics, Preppers, RINOS, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Tea Party, Ted Cruz, Todd Starnes, U.S. Senate, US Congress, Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, Washington D.C., White House Scandals
Tagged barackobama, Lame duck (politics), Marxism, Obama, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Politics, Sarah Palin, United States, Vietnam veteran
As America slowly slips into the abyss of destruction can anyone remember a time when American leadership had ever sunk this low? We have been sold out my friends and I for one cannot see any real Patriots rising up to restore what was once the greatest nation this ole world has ever known.
Posted in America, Barack Obama, Economy, Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner, Politics, Reid, United States, Washington D.C.
Tagged Barack Obama, Leadership, United States
Watch as Sarah Palin Unleashes the Truth about the Political Mob in Washington
Let us all Stand With Sarah and hold our Torches high
America needs Sarah Palin and we need to Stand with her as
‘We the People’
begin the work of taking Back
Posted in 2014, 2Chronicles 7:14, Big Government, Big Gulp, Bill of Rights, Christian Values, CPAC, Democrats, Economy, Elections, Founding Fathers, GOP, John McCain, Liberals, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, New York, NRA, Obama Administration, Politics, Progressives, Rand Paul, Republicans, RHINOS, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement, Ted Cruz, United States Congress, United States Constitution, Washington D.C.
Tagged CPAC, Democrats, Politics, Republican, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Sarah, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, United States, Washington