Saturday, December 10, 2016

3rd MAN OR WOMAN INTERROGATIVE POINT

Noticed something a bit ago that seems a trend.
Look at our buddies in the picture above.
Each on the left is dialoguing with the right.
The man in the DQ interacts with the construction worker.
Mom left remotely speaks with Mom right.
The guy loving his Italian DQ tries to share his enthusiasm with a few "Italian" stereotypes.
Separated by location, not looking/speaking through a phone or laptop...
and WE are the third persons (Godview) watching their interact.
See? We've been conditioned by decades of commercials to accept viewing interactions in the 3rd P.
Back in the old days we would see through a split screen a father talking on the phone with a daughter about the merits of Old Spice coffee or whatever is being marketed at us.
Now?
We have distant communicators interacting WITHOUT DEVICE.
We don't hardly notice. Weird.


Saturday, December 03, 2016

Evry Silver Has Dark Within

It's a trick-admittedly not a very clever one. Misspell the first word of a post title to catch the attention of the reader, who assumes a mistake. 
At least you may pause to read rather than passing by in a split second to go look at dog pictures.
Still here? Good. 
I may as well start with the beer commercials.
Happy beautiful people (racially-coded, carefully gender-coded...but all HAPPY!) drinking at parties/events, promoted at us by whichever beer company.
Huopo zeitgeist. 
These beer adverts show ALL silver lining, but the dark within oblits any good light.
This isn't an alcohol screed. Read on, please.
"How did people maintain their facade of 'Everything is warm and fuzzy, bright and good in my life' before Facebook?"
Facade. Facebook. You DO realize that the first syllable is: Fac  (Fake)?  I know-'C' with an 'S' sound.
But 'fake' is right there in the meaning: synonyms are: show, front, appearance, pretense, simulation, affectation, semblance, illusion, act, masquerade, charade, mask, cloak, veil, veneer.
If everyone were living great happy good shining light lives everyday, Facebook would mirror reality. It is at best a glass darkly.
You might, if you know me (or don't), assume from this post that I am despondent or morbid.
Nyet, comrades. 
Like everyone else, I am light and darkness.  I'm just being honest about it. 
I enjoy Life, but will enjoy it more when, having passed from this mortal mud hut, I will be light in the presence of God, all dark left behind. 
But until that day...here we are. 
Don't sabotage your life with darknessess hidden by silver linings. If drinking is killing you, quit.
If your life isn't as cheery as your Facebook posts...do what you can to confront and defeat the dragons holding you in darkness.  Asking for help is not weak, but an admission that none of us is strong on our own. You are made for better things. Life IS humbling. God gives Grace to the humble, and He always will.






Saturday, November 26, 2016

Please Drink And Drive

PLEASE DRINK AND DRIVE. PLEASE.
What's missing?
{DON'T}
Why?
Don't is insensate, emotionally. Invisible-we live our lives ignoring most don'ts. 
We don't notice don'ts anymore against the passing colors of everyday life because we
feel that they {don'ts} don't apply to us personally.
"No one can tell me how to live!"
So...why the gentleman pictured?
We've all seen emotionally charged don'ts displayed-
in the case of drunk driving, a picture of
an angelic child killed by a drunk driver is used
to tug at our hearts and reinforce the DON'T.
This is Thelonious Monk. Not killed by a drunk driver.
Pictured as the opposite of the angelic kid picture.
I also show his picture to remind us that he existed, and that his music still exists.
DO seek him out, and please do notice the don'ts around you.
Some of them might save your life for another day.





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This Poor Woman Has Suffered Enough

This isn't mocking, or me being sarcastic-I think that the misguided "Let's force the Electors to switch their vote!" people are doing harm to Hillary Clinton.
Her defeat was most devastating because she and her faithful were so certain that she would win.
When she conceded the election, that was the end-she was done.
We've all had failures, we've all been hurt by losses.
Those who are threatening Electors, or promising to pay any fines if there is a penalty for switching their votes on December 19th...they are the ones who keep fresh the election loss for Hillary; they hurt her by not letting go of a mad hope.
Do you see her campaigning? Is she calling for Electors to switch their votes? No.
She's a pragmatist.
Let it go.
A handful of fanatics attempting to pressure others into changing the outcome of an Election-that is not democracy.
Time to move forward.
Go.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

No Moral High Ground In A Swamp

Y'all wishing evil on President elect Trump, nipping at his heels-you are fighting against our collective Future.
Swamp creatures of the [D] AND [R] varieties will egg you on, keep the hypermental fires burning against those who support President Elect Trump's plans to Drain The Swamp (DTS).
January 21st WE WILL be living under a Trump administration. 
Don't fight against our future.
You and I need PEACE.
We can have PEACE.
But only if we are peaceable.
Expect the Swampers to fight dirty, to obfuscate and lie.
Expect the Media to dance to the Swampers tune.
Trump promised Term limits. Term limits would go far in draining the swamp.
Term limits isn't a Republican or Democrat ideal-if it were, it would have been
implemented already.
Such limits are an American ideal-the President has a term limit, and we love that.
If a Representative or Senator is term limited,  no man or woman will be entrenched in political deadlock for very long.
Right now we are paying way, WAY too much for nothing being accomplished!
If you don't like Trump just as I don't like Obama, follow my example:
in eight years I have always accepted that Obama is President while opposing just about everything he has done.
I have respected the Office holder, and the Office, even when he has proven himself to be disrespectful of most of the beliefs that I hold.
You can survive four years of Trump. Prove how good you are, be a good citizen and vote him out of office next chance you get, in four years. Peace.




Sunday, November 13, 2016

Save Your Giddy For Heaven

No, this isn't from tonight with its 'el supremo luna'-but 14 months ago. Doesn't matter-been thinking about the euphoric and desolate emotions cascading back and forth across the body republic.
The Always-Trumpers feel great, and that's okay. 
The Never-Trumpers of all stripes have felt terrible, but that's normal, and that emotion is already
passing. People get on with their lives. We are resilient that way.
Why my yammer, then?
Daniel.
Taken as a slave to Babylon, he thrived in service to a succession of Rulers DESPITE the
Never-Daniel elements nipping at his heels for 70 years.
Trump promised to 'drain the swamp' of Washington.
He hasn't taken office yet, but already the swamp creatures are planning their defense, seeking to remain in power.
I would use 'The Battle of Helm's Deep" as an example except that would cast Trump as an Orc, so let's just say that President Trump is going to face fierce opposition from creatures who have been entrenched in Washington for decades.  
The Never-Trumpers of 2016 will nip at his heels all through his Presidency. Half of them will have an "R" after their names.
Balaam son of Beor comes to mind. When Balak, King of Moab tried to get Balaam to curse the Israelites, God wouldn't allow it. But Balaam had an idea-the Moabites should cozy up to Israel and entice them to inter-marry with Moabite women...and thus draw them away from their purpose and their God. Ballgame.
I imagine that the Trump team is going to face all kinds of enticements to MODIFY Obamacare and Planned Parenthood rather than exterminating them. 
Joshua and the people of Israel were supposed to 'drain the swamp' entrenched in the Promised Land. Didn't go as planned, and the nations which were supposed to be wiped out continued to fight against Israel for centuries.
Bottom line: Okay to be happy that Trump won, but the task ahead is monumental. Pray for him and strengthen his resolve if he seems about to falter. By that I mean yell your head off if he drifts off course. Respectfully.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

You Want CRAZY? Oh Yes, I'll Show You CRAZY~!~



60, maybe 70 something years old. This old man rode up to the ship on a bicycle, wearing an ancient leather football helmet.
He was SCARED almost to DEATH...but a Man on a Mission. He asked if I was the Officer in charge and, for that time, for an old man so serious and frightened...
"Yes I am. How can I help you, sir?"
He handed me three pages of scribbles, told me to get a helmet so that THEY couldn't control my mind, a helmet that would protect my ears from the ELFwaves.
I shook his hand and thanked him and he scampered down the ramp and onto his bicycle, never to be seen again.
I noticed that his leather helmet had earholes; maybe THEY got to him after all!
Why he would approach a military ship? No idea. But Paranoia possibly picks and chooses heroes and villains.
Maybe he thought that we were 'safe' and not "in on IT" because he saw two robins that morning. Or he saw something in the clouds. Favorite song on the radio-whatever.
If you want to see CRAZY...click on the pages above. And get a good helmet.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of This Moratorium Day


Sorry that some may not find this as funny as I do.
I cling to the same defense that Paul Biegler put forth to gain a "Not Guilty" verdict for his client Lt. Frederick Manion in the courtroom drama "Anatomy Of A Murder"
You see, I was under the control of an "Irresistible  Impulse" which forced me to skate near the thin ice of my personal Election moratorium. Yeah, that's it!
As I doubt that one of the parties is willing to acknowledge that Carlos Danger even exists-you guess which one-then writing about him should not touch on the Election at all.




Saturday, October 22, 2016

Do Yourself Good

Growing up, we all knew right from wrong.
You can remember first catching someone in a lie.
You remember when you lied.
You know wrong from right.
Reward and cherish truth.
Oppose and do not reward lies.
Your back will be straighter,
your vision clear.
And your conscience will hug you.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Me In The Meantime





I keep coming back to the same Scripture verses which have blessed me and continue to nourish to my soul.
"21This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD." Lamentations 3:21-26

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bathroom Humor





"The gun will be in the restroom hidden behind the toilet. At some point excuse yourself, go to the restroom and come out shooting."

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Best and Brightest

Sometimes it's so easy that even I can make funny.
So...Packers hosting Giants. Both defeated by the Vikings.
Lambeau Leap or Lambeau Weep?

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Testing Their Outrage

Well.
That didn't take long.
How do I feel about the lewd and vulgar Trump audio?
Don't like it. It is indeed vulgar and lewd.
How can I, a Christian, continue to support Trump?
With a clear conscience. 
I've been expecting a dozen or so "October surprises" from the Clinton camp, and I'm pretty sure
that there is more to come.
The Clinton's have been masters of "Opposition Research" for decades.
Trump by being Trump will have gifted them plenty of ordinance with which to work.
I am heartened by the gleeful moralizing exhibited by friends so concerned about MY
candidate.
Let us, just for fun...test their outrage.
If the shoe were in the other mouth-if an 11 year old audio tape of Hillary Clinton OR Gary Johnson were released which matched, vulgarity for vulgarity, the Donald tape...would it change their vote?
Would they be so outraged as to reject Clinton? Johnson?
The cynic in me says, "No."
Because to them, Trump is not a viable option.
That's where I'm at.
I had no illusions about Trump being some highly moral person of great character.
You might say that he has lived down to my very low expectations.
With a clear conscience I will vote for him if he remains in the race. 
Because for me, Hillary Clinton is not a viable option. 
In the past two Presidential elections I have voted for a Cultist and a Liberal in RINO clothing,
so I have experience voting for the least evil option which is still EVIL.
This rhubarb WILL make the Debate tomorrow night a Must Watch Event.
See you on the other side.



Monday, October 03, 2016