President Trump Calls for National Prayer for Hurricane Harvey Victims

President Donald Trump has proclaimed September 3rd, 2017 as a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Watch this video and let’s all join hands Sunday in prayer for our nation and the people devastated by Hurricane Harvey:

The White House has released the text of the president’s proclamation:

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 01, 2017
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY AND FOR OUR NATIONAL RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017. The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes, and causing billions of dollars in damage. The entire Nation grieves with Texas and Louisiana. We are deeply grateful for those performing acts of service, and we pray for healing and comfort for those in need.

Americans have always come to the aid of their fellow countrymen — friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, and stranger helping stranger — and we vow to do so in response to Hurricane Harvey. From the beginning of our Nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need, to ask for God’s blessings and guidance. This tradition dates to June 12, 1775, when the Continental Congress proclaimed a day of prayer following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and April 30, 1789, when President George Washington, during the Nation’s first Presidential inauguration, asked Americans to pray for God’s protection and favor.

When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women. Brave first responders have rescued those stranded in drowning cars and rising water. Families have given food and shelter to those in need. Houses of worship have organized efforts to clean up communities and repair damaged homes. Individuals of every background are striving for the same goal — to aid and comfort people facing devastating losses. As Americans, we know that no challenge is too great for us to overcome.

As response and recovery efforts continue, and as Americans provide much needed relief to the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are reminded of Scripture’s promise that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Melania and I are grateful to everyone devoting time, effort, and resources to the ongoing response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. We give thanks for the generosity and goodness of all those who have responded to the needs of their fellow Americans. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts. Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time. I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP
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Hurricane Harvey Disaster – Houston

One thing that hasn’t been talked about yet, is disease.

I’m certain there are lots of animal carcasses in the water, sewage, ruptured waste lagoons. Disease is a real threat.

Also, the United States Air Force needs to begin flying mosquito spraying missions as soon as the skies clear. Disease and mosquitos, quick action is absolutely critical.

The people right now are in shock, they are traumatized. Some will suffer for years from the psychological impact of this disaster. Some will never fully recover. My parents lost their home to Hurricane Floyd. My mother is still traumatized; every time a hard rain comes, she’s thinking about another flood coming. Former President Bill Clinton and former NC Governor Jim Hunt did a lot to get help down to NC via FEMA. It was greatly appreciated.

It is so difficult to think about the people who have lost everything: homes, clothing, family picture albums, everything. It is traumatizing. At this time, they’re thinking we need a roof over our head, a bed, water, food, clothes. In a few days, it’ll really hit them hard. Pray for them and send what help you can.

Recovery for Houston is not weeks away; it is years away. People are suffering. Pray for them and contribute to reputable charitable foundations like Samaritan’s Purse.

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Trump Body Slams CNN, Wham!

Oh so satisfying to see the Donald body slamming CNN! So satisfying in fact that it probably triggers an Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). Check it out:

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United States Navy Identifies Sailors Killed In USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. Navy has officially identified the sailors killed in the USS Fitzgerald collision as:

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
  • Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California
  • Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut
  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California
  • Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland
  • Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

We offer our heartfelt condolences to their families and friends.

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Pray for Missing Sailors After USS Fitzgerald Collision

06/18/2017 Navy Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin says he is initiating a Judge Advocate General Manual investigation into the collision.

The bodies of the missing sailors were found inside the ship.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the sailors.

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Seven sailors are still missing after USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine flagged vessel collided near Yokosuka, Japan.

U.S. 7th Fleet released this statement:

As of this time, there have been two patients requiring medical evacuation. One was Cmdr. Bryce Benson, Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, who was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka and is reportedly in stable condition. A second MEDEVAC is in progress. Other injured are being assessed. There are seven Sailors unaccounted for; the ship and the Japanese Coast Guard continues to search for them.

Pray for the safe recovery of the missing sailors and comfort for the families as they await news from the Navy.

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Allen West: Shooting of Steven Scalise Indictment of Alt-Left

“The cowardly attack on House Majority Whip Steven Scalise is an indictment of the hateful rhetoric of the alt-left and the intolerance that they have shown. Former Congressman Allen West gets to the root of the problem in this article, asking the real question that needs to be asked and answered. What was the fuel that lit the fire that caused the gunman, James T. Hodgkinson. , to go to such extremes?”

Full story at Allen West Republic

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Barron Trump and His Fidget Spinner

Video of Barron Trump deboarding Air Force One with a fidget spinner in-hand has lit up the internet.

I think it’s great seeing him playing with one. Hey, I want one too, but my wife just frowns at me.

Hey, Barron. When you get tired of the red one, would you send it to me? An old guy needs it 🙂 Thanks dude!

Tim

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The Ark Encounter: An Awesome Beast

In my last post, I hinted at the subject of this post—the Ark Encounter.

Pictures and words cannot prepare you as you lay eyes on the Ark for the first time. It is huge; it is incredible; it is one huge beast, jaw-dropping wow!

Entering the Ark, you tingle with excitement, thinking about what wonders lie ahead. The tour starts slowly but builds to a crescendo that leaves you bone-weary at the end. From the bottom of the Ark, to its top, your senses are on overtime. The exhibits are fantastic and so informative.

One thing that constantly struck me about the Ark is how clean it smelled. The Ark was built with a lot of wood, and that gives it a pleasant aroma—earthy, woody, so clean. I’m sure Noah would have wished it to stay that way throughout their voyage.

Along the way are short movies you can sit down to watch, don’t skip them, watch them.

The Ark is so roomy that I didn’t experience the sense of crowding that I did at the Creation Museum. There were a lot of people, but everything moved along nicely.

Oh, wear nice, comfortable shoes, because you’ll be doing lots of walking baby. I was thoroughly pooped after the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter.

Hunger, you will absolutely develop a killer appetite, so, by all means, eat at Emzara’s Kitchen when you need a break, Noah’s wife cooks up a mean buffet.

My advice to you: see the Creation Museum first, then go to the Ark. It will enrich your experience (in my humble opinion).

Blessings to you all.

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The Creation Museum: Wonderful, but Crowded

I recently drove to Petersburg, KY, to experience Ken Ham’s Creation Museum. I figured it would be crowded, but I wasn’t prepared for the reality.

We arrived shortly after opening time, got in line, and slowly began to enter the labyrinth. It was like a line at Disney, only with no ride at the end. I didn’t think I was claustrophobic, but inching slowly along in that hot, steamy, mass of humanity [a slight exaggeration], I felt the strongest urge to get out of Dodge (which I did). For me, it was awful. There must be a better way of getting people into the museum. There were no staff along the way to ask about how to get out; I didn’t want to take a fire exit, so we kept moving along as quickly as possible. Anyway, I made it out alive.

Ok, bad news out of the way. We wandered around other parts of the museum for a while, then went back to the original entrance—no crowd now. We leisurely viewed and considered each exhibit. It was wonderful. We enjoyed it so much.

After enjoying the exhibits, we went outside and walked the garden trail. That too, was wonderful, very peaceful. We enjoyed the swinging bridge and the floating bridge going through the garden. Ken Ham was making out like Adam, because I didn’t see him anywhere.

My advice to you: go enjoy the Creation Museum, but don’t go at opening time—wait a little while; your patience will pay great dividends as you walk along and enjoy the museum at your own pace.

Ah, and the Ark Encounter; you must read my next post on that awesome beast.

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