Because I don’t have the energy to write anything…

I bring you this bit of Chicago politics. It is funny, because it is Chicago. Wouldn’t expect anything less.

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SUNDAY SONG

I don’t know about you, but I never feel very worthy of a lot of things.  I know my past, I know my present, and I also know that there are ways that people judge me based on their own ways of looking at others.  It all kind of melts together for a total feeling of unworthiness.

When all of this really gets to me, I have to remind myself that in my moments of feeling rather worthless and hopeless, as a result of it all, that God sees me as worthy…when I deserve it least.

 

SOBERING STATISTICS

Nearly 50 million abortions have been performed in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal.

These are the abortions we know about.

Watch the video below to see the horror that was allowed to persist in Philadelphia for years.

35 percent of all U.S. women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.

93 percent of all abortions are because the mother has decided that child is not wanted.

Instead of taking responsibility for actions that can turn into the rearing of a child into a productive person, the child is killed.

Ugh.

Want a huge paycheck?

After 9/11, naturally, there were many who wanted to build memorials that honored those killed that dark day.

You would think that people heading up the museum would not see it as an opportunity for major financial gain, and instead do their jobs, at a wage that would allow them to make a living, and yet also allow for as much of the funding as possible go toward the museum, its contents, and its programs…you know…so that those who were lost can be honored.

I must be one of those naive people who think that statement would be true.

Schoolchildren thought their penny jars and bake-sale proceeds would go toward building a 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero — not the six-figure salaries of nonprofit execs.
But 11 staffers at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum each pulled down more than $170,000 in total compensation in 2009, according to the most recent filings. Four execs took home more than $320,000.

Foundation President Joseph Daniels, 38, pocketed $371,307 after receiving hefty raises three years in a row — 28 percent in 2006, when he was promoted from acting president, followed by 12 percent and 6 percent.

Museum director Alice Greenwald made $351,000, and capital planning Vice President Joan Gerner soaked up $337,143 before leaving last spring. Development director Cathy Blaney raked in $322,292. The full-time foundation employee also worked last year as a fund-raiser for Gov. Cuomo’s election campaign.
The money to pay the $5.3 million in compensation for the foundation’s 87 staffers in 2009 came from private donations — $220 million raised in a Herculean grass-roots effort to honor the 2,974 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and $150 million from blue-ribbon board members. More than 60,000 individuals in all 50 states and 31 countries donated to the cause.

The remainder of the article is definitely worth your time.

I know I shouldn’t be shocked by what people do, especially when the almighty dollar is at hand. I’d like to think that there are people in this world who are not out for only themselves. But, like I said…I tend to be naive.

It all just smells bad to me.