The Not So Grumpy Conservative Veteran

thinksquad:

A Texas woman who became a convicted felon for causing a 2004 car crash that killed her fiancé has learned that General Motors (GM) counts the accident as one of 13 deaths it blames on its defective ignition switches.
Candice Anderson was driving her 2004 Saturn Ion in Canton, Texas, with her fiancé Mikale Erickson in November 2004 when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Mr. Erickson, the father of two small children, was killed. Ms. Anderson was thrown through the windshield and barely survived the crash herself. The vehicle’s airbags never deployed. Police could find no causes for the crash – no skid marks or other evidence that would indicate why the crash occurred. Tests showed that Ms. Anderson was drug- and alcohol-free at the time of the crash. Tests showed that she had only a trace amount of anti-anxiety medication in her system at the time.
Still, authorities charged Ms. Anderson with manslaughter while she was recovering from severe injuries and mourning the loss of her fiancé. She pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide and received five years of probation. Her life has never been the same.
http://www.rightinginjustice.com/news/2014/06/06/texas-woman-convicted-of-manslaughter-learns-gm-ignition-switch-caused-fiances-crash-death/

thinksquad:

A Texas woman who became a convicted felon for causing a 2004 car crash that killed her fiancé has learned that General Motors (GM) counts the accident as one of 13 deaths it blames on its defective ignition switches.

Candice Anderson was driving her 2004 Saturn Ion in Canton, Texas, with her fiancé Mikale Erickson in November 2004 when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Mr. Erickson, the father of two small children, was killed. Ms. Anderson was thrown through the windshield and barely survived the crash herself. The vehicle’s airbags never deployed.
Police could find no causes for the crash – no skid marks or other evidence that would indicate why the crash occurred. Tests showed that Ms. Anderson was drug- and alcohol-free at the time of the crash. Tests showed that she had only a trace amount of anti-anxiety medication in her system at the time.

Still, authorities charged Ms. Anderson with manslaughter while she was recovering from severe injuries and mourning the loss of her fiancé. She pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide and received five years of probation. Her life has never been the same.

http://www.rightinginjustice.com/news/2014/06/06/texas-woman-convicted-of-manslaughter-learns-gm-ignition-switch-caused-fiances-crash-death/

Anonymous asked: How should i start a prayer

peterdwebb:

There are bunches of ways. Here’s a few beginnings of prayer from the Bible. This is what people said before they got into the heart of what they were praying about. As you can see, some are short introductions and others are very long.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…

O God, be merciful to me…

Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…

Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds…

O my God, I am too ashamed and disgraced to lift up my face to you…

O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands…

Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes…

O Lord, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, O Lord, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see…

Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day. Therefore, LORD God of Israel…

How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you—there is no other God. We have never even heard of another god like you! What other nation on earth is like Israel? What other nation, O God, have you redeemed from slavery to be your own people? You made a great name for yourself when you rescued your people from Egypt. You performed awesome miracles and drove out the nations and gods that stood in their way. You made Israel your people forever, and you, O LORD, became their God. And now, O LORD God…

Stephen’s entire prayer was,Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” It doesn’t have to be fancy. There’s no formula that should be followed with every prayer. Jesus’s example speaks to our heart. We should pray in humility recognizing God’s preeminence over our own needs.

Dear God who has always taken good care of me. I pray that you would give this person the grace and confidence to pray to you all the time. I pray that He would hear from you clearly, and that His faith would be made strong in Christ. Amen! 

redbloodedamerica:

synthpopcorn:

rowwiththeflow:

redbloodedamerica:

nowt-here:

redbloodedamerica:

This.

and you’ve just told them what they need to make a bomb well done

You can’t make a bomb out of just fertilizer, racing fuel, and a rent box truck.  It’s a bit more complicated than that.

Pretty sure I’ve got this bomb thing on lockdown with that list of ingredients tbh.

Shit like this makes me so angry. The goal of gun control is not to end all violence, because frankly that is impossible. The goal of gun control is to REDUCE violence and death, but every gun control supporter is completely aware that there are other threats such as bombs, knives, bio-warfare, etc. But gun control is a move in right direction to end the cycle of violence in America. Even if we could only save a few lives, in my opinion it would be worth it for those people.


I’ll keep asking this.  How does gun control reduce violence and death by stripping the rights from law-abiding gun owners?

redbloodedamerica:

synthpopcorn:

rowwiththeflow:

redbloodedamerica:

nowt-here:

redbloodedamerica:

This.

and you’ve just told them what they need to make a bomb well done

You can’t make a bomb out of just fertilizer, racing fuel, and a rent box truck.  It’s a bit more complicated than that.

Pretty sure I’ve got this bomb thing on lockdown with that list of ingredients tbh.

Shit like this makes me so angry. The goal of gun control is not to end all violence, because frankly that is impossible. The goal of gun control is to REDUCE violence and death, but every gun control supporter is completely aware that there are other threats such as bombs, knives, bio-warfare, etc. But gun control is a move in right direction to end the cycle of violence in America. Even if we could only save a few lives, in my opinion it would be worth it for those people.

I’ll keep asking this.  How does gun control reduce violence and death by stripping the rights from law-abiding gun owners?

Anonymous asked: Should it be harder to get guns to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands?

redbloodedamerica:

It is nearly impossible to look into the hearts of men to tell who’s going to commit acts of evil, so I’m not sure how making it harder would really change anything.  We already have background checks to weed out known criminals and mentally ill individuals.  More background checks won’t stop a sociopath from getting their hands on a gun.

Also just because someone was convicted of a crime in the past does not mean that they will commit a crime in the future or that that crime will involve a gun.

cobra-23 asked: In your opinion can men be raped?

gener0sity:

draumbouy:

vegetabooty:

lil-purrfect-femme:

Yes, but it isn’t a problem for them like for women. I may get a lot of shit for this though from other feminists, but that’s my opinion. (Feel free to inform me if I am missing out information if men actually can’t be raped)

draumbouy can help you. He got you covered with alot of great info about the male rape topic.

1 yes it is as big as a problem.  in fact its actually a BIGGER problem. men still dont even have equal rape legislation. if a woman forces a man to have sex with her then by law it isnt rape. in fact when forced vaginal sex is taken into account it turns out women make up 40% of all rapists and men make up the overwhelming majority of rape victims

2 as someone who has been raped,

GOOOOOOOOOOO FUCK YOURSELF

BEING RAPED IS A PROBLEM FOR ANYBODY WHO HAS BEEN RAPED YOU FUCKING CUNT

Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

—Rick Warren (via stability)

(via the-liberty-republican)

proudgayconservative:

pyromaniacs-prefer-korean-dramas:

aplacetobebree:

delianisnotonfire:

belladino:

nelladee:

Know your roses guys  Or you just might fuck up the moment

and you dont want to do that ._. 


salmon is for desire

what am I looking at

I can’t even remember how many times I’ve reblogged this anymore

I literally laughed for five minutes straight at this. I had TEARS coming from my eyes and I couldn’t breathe.Don’t believe me? My dad was there and thought I was having a seizure.

proudgayconservative:

pyromaniacs-prefer-korean-dramas:

aplacetobebree:

delianisnotonfire:

belladino:

nelladee:

Know your roses guys
Or you just might fuck up the moment

and you dont want to do that ._. 

salmon is for desire

what am I looking at

I can’t even remember how many times I’ve reblogged this anymore

I literally laughed for five minutes straight at this. I had TEARS coming from my eyes and I couldn’t breathe.
Don’t believe me? My dad was there and thought I was having a seizure.

(Source: hypothetical-happiness)