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My Greatest Affliction!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2015 by sheriffali


[Repost From My Facebook November 27, 2011]


We can become able masters of the human heart, but only if we allow ourselves to be tutored in the school of “heart-felt” personal experience.


Kings have their troubles; the peasant has his cares; the wayfarer has many hardships; the Captain has his difficulties, and there were times when the dark valleys were too much for me, but thank God, “The Lord was my Shepherd!”


I was also tried in my friends and my counselors; they forsook me! They that ate my bread lifted up their heels against me, but my worst foes were that of my own household; my blood family; but especially my children, they were my greatest affliction.


The temptations of poverty and wealth, of honor and reproach, of health and sickness, all took a toll on me. The trials from without disturbed my peace, and from within, marred my joy. No sooner I escaped from one trial I fell into another; emerging from one season of despondency and alarm, I was again brought into the lowest depths, whilst simultaneously the waves of billows were rolling over me.


At the time, whatever my frame of mind, whatever ecstasy of depression, was the result of emotions propelled by incomprehensible deep hurt. Having been instructed in life’s personal experience, I have matured with God’s grace through the years, and with my Lord’s inexhaustible mercy, He placed me in “Green Pastures.” My soul, let my Lord’s grace continue to cheer and counsel thee,” this day!


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© Sheriff G Ali 2010-2011





Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to GOP Religious Candidates; Pope Francis Holds A Master’s Degree In Chemistry

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2015 by sheriffali

WASHINGTON — As the steamy hurricane season descends on Miami, the city’s Roman Catholic archbishop, Thomas G. Wenski, is planning a summer of sermons, homilies and press events designed to highlight the threat that a warming planet, rising sea levels and more extreme storms pose to his community’s poorest and most vulnerable.


His sermons and speeches are meant to amplify the message of Pope Francis’ highly anticipated, highly controversial encyclical on the environment, which the Vatican is expected to unveil on Thursday. A papal encyclical, or teaching document, is among the strongest and most authoritative statements made by the Catholic Church.


In a draft of the document leaked on Monday, Francis reiterated the established science that burning fossil fuels are warming the planet, said the impact threatened the world’s poor and called for government policies to cut fossil fuel use.


Archbishop Wenski will repeat those messages in his sermons, and he hopes that they will resonate with two members of his flock in particular: Florida’s junior senator, Marco Rubio, and former Gov. Jeb Bush, both Catholics and both Republican presidential candidates.


Like many Republicans, Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio have questioned or denied the established science of human-caused climate change, and have harshly criticized policies designed to tax or regulate the burning of fossil fuels. Both of their campaigns have courted influential and deep-pocketed donors, such as the billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch, who vehemently oppose such climate policies.


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John Boehner said: “I would rather kill myself than raise the minimum wage.” Well, “make my day Mr. Speaker, pull the frigging trigger.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2014 by sheriffali

Speaker Boehner could help millions of Children, Women and Men if he would follow through and carry out his threat. It is written: “There is no greater love than to lay down your life for another,” if you follow through, think of  the millions you would have laid down your life for.


Suicide is intentionally causing one’s own death and is usually committed out of despair that may be attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Human beings in the modern era may also be driven to take their own life due to seemingly overwhelming stress factors such as the inability to cope with interpersonal relationships or financial difficulties.



Mental health experts are constantly making efforts to prevent suicides including limiting access to firearms, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic situations. For Speaker of the House John Boehner, it is the prospect of the government attempting to improve the economic situation of underpaid workers that drives him to consider suicide.




Boehner seriously wants Americans earning minimum wage to stay in poverty and has no plan to allow a vote on raising the minimum wage. When Boehner was head of the House Republican Conference in 1996, he said, “I’ll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill” during an interview with the Weekly Standard. Four months later President Bill Clinton signed a minimum wage increase of 90 cents from $4.25 per hour to $5.15 despite Boehner’s objections and suicide threat even though the bill contained Republican demands for tax breaks for businesses. Boehner voted against another wage hike in 2007 when Democrats took over the House that raised the minimum to its current rate of $7.25.



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Rick Perry, FOCK NEWS and July 9, 2014 meeting between President Obama and Governor Perry, Texas Border Problems

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2014 by sheriffali

Republicans are the Party of Do Nothing except to use every opportunity to run over President Obama for all that ails America, irrespective of Laws that exist prior to Mr. Obama becoming President.


On Wednesday July 09, 2014 Rick Perry met with the President over the Border Crisis regarding the refugee children. Subsequent to the meeting Obama held a short News Conference and he never said “one” bad word about Rick Perry. Obama said he asked Rick Perry to speak with the Texas Republican Caucus to Vote for the Bill that would help to placate some of the problems from the present situation.


On the other hand, Gun Toting Rick Perry dashed over to FOCK NEWS to lambast the President that was in total contradiction of what others said about the meeting that was present. Why and what makes Republicans so obnoxious about this President? It is difficult for many to comprehend the level of hate and bigotry towards President Obama by Republicans and Murdoch’s Fox News, if it can really be sanctioned as a News Agency or an Obama hate machine.


Former President George W. Bush on December 23, 2008 signed into law – “Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Authorization Act.”


The Bipartisan Bill that Mr. Bush signed, Mandates Illegal Aliens Children be transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement within 24 hours of setting foot on American Soil or as soon as reasonable possible. This is the Law as it stands at the moment and unless and until it changes, if President Obama does not follow the law he would be in violation of a Law passed with bipartisan support in both Houses of Congress and signed by President Bush.


Where are the facts from Fox News, Republicans and even some Democrats that are blaming President Obama for conditions that manifested itself from Laws passed by Congress, signed by the previous President and adhered to by Obama?


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[Republicans and Fox News and Children At The Border] Former President George W. Bush on December 23, 2008 signed into law – “Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Authorization Act.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by sheriffali

The Bipartisan Bill that Mr. Bush signed, Mandates Illegal Aliens Children be transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement within 24 hours of setting foot on American Soil or as soon as reasonable possible.


It begs the question that for all the commotion created by Republicans and Fox News, why they haven’t made any mention as to why the Federal Government must follow the Law that was enacted by a Republican President that had Bipartisan support.


I think it is reasonable to ascertain the reason why Republicans and Fox News willfully doesn’t provide the details of the refugee Children. Hence, a reasonable rationale would be that Republicans feed Red-Meat to their Constituencies to maintain their base and Fox News does the same to maintain their uninformed, ignorant, brainwashed audience!


Notice carefully that the Republicans and Fox News that are blaming President Obama for the influx of Children and are protesting verbally and in person are people that call themselves Christians and Patriots. I wonder if they ever thought to ask the question, “what would Christ want them to do with these children? “


In the final analysis, these Right Wing Republicans and their Mouth-Piece, Fox News, are Christians without Christ and Patriots totally bankrupt of Patriotism.


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Bobby Uncle Tom Jindal, the hypocritical, sanctimonious, internecine JACK-ASS, is against raising the minimum-wage!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by sheriffali

Bobby Jindal, you are a sanctimonious Jack-Ass! Your parents came to America and used the American system and you benefitted from America’s kindness and now, because you are the Governor of Louisiana you are against raising the minimum wage!


Let me tell you about the minimum wage: I worked for the minimum wage when it was $1.65 per hour. At the time my older brother was very ill and he died that very year leaving a wife and two children, 18 months and 3 years of age. I worked 80 hours per week, traveling on 8 buses per day to work and go to school. You have no idea just how heart-breaking it is to put in those hours and are still unable to feed the people you love, much less, adequately take care of one’s self.


I did complete school and worked at two good jobs and went on to open my own business. From the inception of my business that turned into businesses, I never once to this day paid anyone the minimum wage. The reason being is that “I know what it is to struggle, work yourself into the ground and still can’t afford to get the things you need, much less, something you want.” With and by the grace of God I have managed to become very successful and irrespective of that fact, I don’t live in the past but neither do I forget the past.


Hence, every time I see Politicians who lives of the hard working Americans make stupid statements like you, strangely enough, it is always a Republican. You lost your way when you became one of the extreme lunatics for which you are “their used car salesman.”


You couldn’t even rebuttal the President’s State of the Union Speech when the GOP used you to sell their Lemon-Cars and now you think you can become President of the United States! That ship has long sailed. Your boiler-plate Republican talking point of phantasmagoric rationales and internecine polices have completely removed any possibility of you winning the GOP Nomination, much less sitting in the White House.


Now, go and suck on that you hypocritical JACK – ASS!


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Father, Nick Crews wrote a scathing e-mail to his children about their failings!

Posted in Children, Honesty, Nick Crews, Nick Crews Children, Parents, Responsibility with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2012 by sheriffali


“Don’t judge Nick Crews for being too harsh, unless you have children and know beyond any doubt, that you have literally sacrificed your life for them, providing every opportunity humanly possible, but only to witness their terrible failings of complacency and capriciousness.” Sheriff Ali


Father’s screed a wake-up call for permissive parents!


 By Ronni Berke, CNN

Updated 7:19 PM EST, Fri November 30, 2012


CNN) — They’re calling it the “Crews missile.”

Fired from the keyboard of 67-year-old Nick Crews, the missive blew the lid off his dysfunctional family.

In an e-mail titled “Dear All Three,” published in U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, Crews excoriates his three grown children for their professional and personal failures and for the “bitter disappointment each of you has in your own way dished out” to him and his wife.

 Crews, a retired British naval officer, was fed up with his children’s unsuccessful marriages and inability to earn a living that, as he said, measures up to their potential.

“I for one, and I sense Mum feels the same, have had enough of being forced to live through the never-ending bad dream of our children’s underachievement and domestic ineptitudes.”

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In the e-mail, made public with his permission by his daughter Emily, Crews describes his concern for his grandchildren.

“It makes us weak that so many of these events are copulation-driven and then helplessly to see these lovely people being so woefully let down by you, their parents.”

And then this ultimatum: “I want to hear no more from any of you until, if you feel inclined, you have a success or an achievement or a REALISTIC plan for the support and happiness of your children to tell me about.”

Yet, the story, and support for Crews, has gone viral. It “struck a cord,” wrote Telegraph reporter Cristina Odone.

 Sure, what parent doesn’t fear raising a bum? But as the mother of two young adult children, I had to wonder whether a withering e-mail attack was the best way to go about getting the kids to shape up.

I asked Dr. Gail Saltz, associate professor of psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, whether the former submarine captain took the right tack.

For a parent fed up with his child’s behavior, “It can be useful to do something shocking to get someone to take it to heart,” said Saltz. But, she added, one must pave the way long before the children became adults, with a warm, communicative relationship.

Although two of his children haven’t spoken to him since receiving the note, “Crews has been swamped with encouraging messages,” writes Odone. Many are applauding Crews for “telling it like it is.”

But does he? In the e-mail, he alludes to his own mistakes: “Having done our best, probably misguidedly, to provide for our children…” He describes his envy when hearing his friends brag about their children, and seems deeply wounded by the fact that his children don’t consult him or his wife before making life decisions.

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Perhaps he played a larger role than he would admit, or even knows, in how his children turned out. He did acknowledge to Odone that due to his naval career, he was pretty much an absentee father.

The Crews story may sound frighteningly familiar to baby boomer parents.


In the wake of the Great Recession, many parents have resigned themselves to the fact that their college-graduate children may not be moving out anytime soon and may not even have a job.


U.S. 2010 policy brief sponsored by Brown University showed that 43% of those under 25 live with their parents, up from 32% in 1980.

But is the economy alone to blame for what I fondly call “Deadbeat Kid Syndrome?”


 “Not everything is parenting and not everything is biology,” said Saltz. “There’s a combination here.” And sometimes, she added, families just have bad luck.

Saltz said although Crews obviously loves his children, “he ended up missing the mark” with the e-mail.


Still, the fact that so many are rallying to his defense can be a positive thing, Saltz said, especially in a world full of “overly indulgent parents,” who aren’t teaching children life skills.


Everyone’s tweeting and boasting about their kids’ successes, but missing an important point, failure is important too.

“If you don’t teach your kids any resilience, you fail them out of everything,” Saltz said. “They need to fall down, say I fell down before but got back up, and I know I can do that.”

 I’m guilty of this sort of thing. Growing up, I never once called my mother at work. Yet I allowed my own kids to call me all the time. It just took that much longer to wean them off the “workday quickie advice call.” Perhaps I should have let them figure out mundane daily jams on their own.


Many parents have blinders on. If you don’t want your kids to end up with an entitled attitude, why lambast their teachers for giving them bad grades, which they likely deserve, or for failing them for cheating?


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Timothy Law Snyder is vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland and lectures nationally about generational differences. Snyder says some parents blame the school or the professor, rather than the student, for bad grades, even when their child is caught plagiarizing.


“It’s at its worst when the parent is living through their child,” he said. “The parents’ successes, even life accomplishments, are identified entirely with those of their child.”


 “It used to be parents would go to the school and care that (their) kid has a moral compass and understands right and wrong,” Saltz said. Nowadays, the concept of right and wrong isn’t as clear. “They’re more concerned that the kid gets an A than be a kind person, a moral person.”


Saltz said parents are under pressure for things to look good and feel good. “They love their children. …. But they’ve got tunnel vision.”

Case in point: when everyone who plays soccer gets a trophy no matter how well, or poorly, they’ve played.


“Children come out and experience nothing but success, not necessarily done by them but enabled by their parents, intervening all the time,” Saltz said.


Such intervention also creates a shortcut to adulthood, and that’s not a good thing. Nor is having too many choices too soon.


 Take the beauty salon. How young is too young for a manicure? In my salon, there’s a 4-year-old girl who’s been getting “mani-peds” for two years. She loves the pedicure bath,” the manicurist told me. What happens to that little girl when she grows up and can’t afford manicures?


And think, does your 6-year-old really need a cellphone?


As for the Crews saga, Saltz said she hopes it makes a lot of people think about being more honest with their children.


“Someday they’ll have to frustrate their child, disappoint their child, point out their child’s mistakes. By doing those things earlier rather than later, they’ll help their children to be better people.”

Would you write a letter like Crews’ to your children? Do you think such a message would be effective in changing behavior? Leave your opinion in the comments section below.


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