He taught his children many, many valuable lessons during his life. I have them stored and cataloged, sans the Dewey decimal system, in my heart and head, so that on any given day, as a crisis arises before me, or I am struggling with some problem, I can scan my brain and, instantaneously, the answer is there.
Every parent tells their kids, "Don't run with a pencil, scissors, or sharp objects", "Don't tease your sister", "Don't tell your mom I caved in and bought sugared cereal". All wise craic coming from the Irishman, who was my Daddy. He died in 1995, and left his family with a wealth of information, little bits of fine, devious and clever anecdotes, hidden treasures of Irish craic, that to this day, we use in good humor.
The one lesson that Daddy bestowed upon us was the proper way to shake a hand. "Hold onto to it like you mean it - otherwise it's waste of time, and you've got no character left."
How fitting a statement given last night's revelations regarding the attack on Benghazi that took place on September 11, 2012, where AMERICA lost 4 heroes. We now know that President Obama's current administration failed to act upon calls for more help from the now deceased, Tyrone Woods.(U.S. Navy Seal, Ret.), and instead, gave orders to stand down. Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty had a creed that they were living by. You never leave a man behind. Never. Had they obeyed the fishy, smelly, mess of a President's indecisive attitude, there may have been more U.S. citizens slaughtered in our Embassy's attack, What we do know is that Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods did not die in vain. They are heroes. What we also know is that the Obama Administration has been covering up the "spontaneous act" of terrorism. To quote the President , "this is not optimal".
Cowards in the White House, that's what Charles Woods has described to the American People in last night's interview with Sean Hannity. I implore my readers to click on the provided link and hear the words of Mr. Woods as he describes what his son and the 3 others endured in their final moments, and how the Obama Dog and Pony Show responded to the U.S. murders of our Ambassador on U.S. Soil, via our Embassy. These were acts of terror. It wasn't, as we are probably now all sick of hearing, a response to some obscure video. Higher ups in the White House can't even gets their stories straight.
A firm handshake, goes along way in conveying your character. Since it is painfully evident, given Mr. Woods' recount of the "dead fish" handshake he received from Obama, there's a great deal of qualities lacking from Obama in the honesty category. "There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers." - Proverbs 6:16-19
As a church going gal, I have to believe that GOD has some wisdom. Apparently, by reading the above Proverb, Obama is on his way to a fiery future. I am not judging the guy; maybe he was dropped on his head as baby. Maybe he fell into a load of donkey crap as a baby, in Kenya. I don't know; I wasn't there, and quite frankly, I don't care.
However, there are events occurring right now that we, as FREE AMERICANS, should start to consider. An ever growing deficit, topping over $16 trillion, a country on the precipice of socialism, an empty headed moron sitting high on our tax dollars in the White House, a moral compass that is crumbling before our very eyes, and the loss of the firm, heart felt handshake.