Shifra on January 17, 2018
RIP, Chips. And thank you for your service. Via NY Post. ….Westchester County pooch Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for his courageous actions during the appropriately titled Operation Husky…. Chips was just a regular family pet living with the Wren family in Pleasantville when the Army asked civilians to donate their dogs to the war effort. Some 40,000 patriotic pooches were signed up, but only 10,000 made the cut — including Chips. Upon landing at the beach in Sicily in 1943, Chips’ platoon immediately came under fire — and the courageous canine broke free of his leash and ran into an enemy machine-gun nest. “There was an awful lot of noise and the firing stopped....
Tammy on September 28, 2017
Your good news for Thursday, and every day! Our big challenge as humans, is to make sure we love them as much as they love us. Via USA Today. They’re called “man’s best friend” for a reason. It turns out dogs genuinely love their owners, not just because they’re holding their favorite treat or chew toy. The studies are detailed in the book What It’s Like To Be a Dog by neuroscientist Dr. Gregory Berns of Emory University in Atlanta. In an interview with The New York Times, Berns breaks down an experiment where dogs were given hot dogs in some situations and praise in others. Berns found when researchers looked at the rewards centers of dogs’ brains, they responded...
Shifra on August 31, 2017
Two chicken burritos…and a boat. *That’s* service! Via Federalist. An elderly couple trapped in their Houston home amid the rising floodwaters called their local Chick-fil-A to order two chicken burritos and a side of help. The greatest chicken restaurant of all time responded to their call on Monday by sending a boat and two jet skis to save the couple and some of their belongings. “I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg and a boat,” J.C. Spencer, of Houston explained in an interview with Good Morning America. “And can you believe that one of the managers of Chick-fil-A, she sent her husband to pick us up and we are so grateful.”….
Shifra on July 4, 2017
We have so much to be grateful for on our Independence Day. As Tammy says, “Thank God for the Founders and for the divine spark that made this great nation possible.” Yes, we are blessed to live in the greatest country, ever. We are also so grateful for the Tammy Army fellowship. And I would like to add: Thank God that Hillary and her gang of Leftist losers are not in charge. There are so many great things happening now, despite the MSM hysteria over a very funny wrestling tweet: Isis on the run in Iraq and Syria Dow jumps 130 points, hits all-time high as second half of year begins Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in 17 Years U.S....
Shifra on April 3, 2017
Melania says she is “honored to serve in the role of First Lady.” And we are honored to have her as our FLOTUS. Via Harper’s Bazaar. Melania Trump’s first official portrait as First Lady of the United States has just been released. The photo, taken at the White House, features FLOTUS in a black blazer with a sequin-detailed scarf tied around her neck. She poses with her arms crossed, revealing two rings on her fingers. The image arrives over three months after her husband Donald Trump was inaugurated as president….
Shifra on April 2, 2017
As Tammy says: *This* is who we are! Via Breitbart. A Texas soldier stationed at Fort Hood stood in the pouring rain as a funeral procession for a fallen veteran passed by on the highway. Kenneth Varnes, a construction engineering soldier assigned to Fort Hood, noticed a funeral procession approaching him as he drove along Highway 195 in Kileen, Texas. Recognizing the flags on the vehicles’ windows as a sign of a veteran’s funeral, Varnes exited his vehicle in the pouring rain and stood at attention, saluting the fallen veteran and the family members in the procession. Zachary Rummings snapped a photo of the soldier standing in the rain to honor a fellow veteran and posted it to Facebook. He...
Shifra on November 18, 2016
Well, Obama is not taking responsibility for Donald Trump’s win. (Has POTUS ever taken responsibility for anything?) But this new American holiday is without any doubt due to his presidency. Hey, thanks, Obama! And, Cheers, America! 🙂
Shifra on October 9, 2016
Dog named Cash + missing autistic boy = Happy Ending Via IJR. A brave Michigan police K-9 earned his place in the Hall of Heroes this week. Cash, the five-year-old Mason County Sheriff’s Department police dog was at the ready when Mason Oceana 911 dispatch got a call on Thursday afternoon: A panicked mom explained that her young boy had been missing from nearby Victory Township for more than 15 minutes…. Mason County Deputy Ken Baum and Cash arrived at the home of the boy soon afterward and began their search in the woods near the boy’s home. His mother waited, terrified, as they set out to bring her son home. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole told Michigan Live that...
Shifra on August 12, 2016
With all the horrible news lately, here’s something that reminds us there is also so much that is good in the world. Via Telegraph. A nature photographer came to the rescue of a white-tailed eagle that became stuck in thick coastal mud near the Polish town of Swinoujscie, and a drone captured video of the dramatic and dangerous operation. With the help of local firefighters, and after attempts to retrieve the eagle by other means had failed, Krzysztof Chomicz dragged himself through the sludge to reach the trapped bird while attached to a rope leading to dry land. Despite the distressed eagle attacking Chomicz in the arm and leg, the photographer managed to carry it back to safety…. Chomicz has...
Shifra on June 5, 2016
As of Friday, nine million viewers. Via KHOU.com. ….Courtney and Justin Bennett just wanted to give their daughter Emma something special. The precocious 10-year-old was born with a rare birth defect and has worn a prosthetic limb for most of her life; but it’s never slowed her down. “She’s like any other child,” said Justin Bennett. “She swims. She’s in soccer, cheerleading, volleyball.” Emma also loves her ever expanding collection of American Girl dolls. But according to her mom, she’s always wished for a doll that looked like her. So the Bennetts researched the topic online and found “A Step Ahead Prosthetics,” a company willing to make after-market alterations to dolls. They sent one off, and a month later the...
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As Tammy says: *This* is who we are.
Tammy on March 27, 2016
I’m so grateful for our friendships and the special TAM Fellowship. I know many things are difficult these days, but we are uniquely suited to help make things better. I’m honored to be able to do this work because of your support and generosity. I know together we will succeed and our great country will get back on her feet again. Easter is an important reminder of how things we would never want or plan can lead to something important and good. For me, I’m reminded of the gift of life, and how each day holds unlimited potential. Thank you everyone, sending hugs and wishes for a beautiful day. Some links for the day: Vatican Radio: Pope at Easter Vigil...