Sunday, November 30, 2008

I have no heart.

If you don't believe me, read on.
I have no heart to once more rail against murdering Muslims who have taken innocent lives.
I have no heart. It isn't in me to once more declare Islam a false religion which sends billions to hell.
Why?
Because it is fruitless. It means nothing.
If you already agree with me, you know that truth already.
If you don't, words from me will not convince you. I cannot reason with you, break through your wall of denial.
If you wish with all of your heart that I am wrong, that my God isn't the true God...
it is fruitless. It means nothing.
You have no heart.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Joy Of Not Listening

Disaffected. Disengaged. Disthingon? tap tap

It's been a strange time lately. We have lame duck limbo lull for the next month and change as we wait for the Obama administration to be installed in the White House.
Both George Bush and I will be happy about the end of the Bush era. Don't misunderstand-I like him, I think he did a great job as President, I agreed with his policies most of the time. If Life were fair he would be heralded as a 'Victor', a hero who stood up against evil in a very evil world. D. H. Y. B.
Not everyone will understand what I have to say next:
Those who have gotten out of an abusive, dysfunctional relationship know what George Bush is feeling right now. He has been hammered unjustly for 8 years. He has tried to make peace with those who hate him, only to have olive branch after olive branch tossed back in his face. Just like a wife who loves the man who keeps beating her.
He's endured enough abuse and hatred for a lifetime; if he retires from public life and stays on the ranch in Texas, I wouldn't blame him a bit. He's earned a quiet, peaceful retirement from the hardest job in the world.
Thank you, President Bush, for successfully leading our country through very hard times.
Disengaged. I have the good fortune to live six minutes from work. Five miles, one stop light and I'm there.
For years it has been my habit to listen to the Sean Hannity radio show for the duration of my trip. I felt it was important to stay current about the election; I put up with Hannity constantly chiding listeners to fight the good fight for Conservatism. I don’t need chiding. I don’t need to be harangued into being more Conservative.
Since the election I have experienced the joy of not listening to Hannity during my six minute commute. It’s quiet, it’s pleasant, and I may never turn on the radio again.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Other 364



WARNING: Overdose of thankgivingfulness will be de rigueur for the next 32 hours until the sales start.
Government mandated thankfulness will be in effect tomorrow. Hug somebody. Arms only, no air kiss, pressure only as signal to end hug.
Report to NFL televised games and await further instructions.

I am thankful to God for the many blessings He bestows every day. Good things are blessings and bad things are blessings in disguise as they draw us closer to God.
I have a few burdens I'm carrying on my heart today. You could categorize them as 'bad things' but I am thankful and Praising God even in the worst of circumstances, because circumstance are temporary but He is eternal.
Going against the ordained order of government mandated Thanksgiving, here is something that I am not thankful for:
Knowing that alleged comedian Steven C****** has released a "Christmas CD" which goes far beyond mockery of Christ.
I sampled a few of the songs at the iTunes store, and they are horrid. No thanks, period.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Quick! What's The Opposite Of Diversity?

Diversity! What a wonderful ideal! We're all different! Wooo-Hooo!
You do realize, you diversity huggers, what you are putting your arms around and embracing?
Racism. Apartheid. Class warfare. Hatred. Impolite discourse.
Not all ideals are equally valid. Some are just stupid.
If someone says to you: “THEY have it better than YOU and you should be angry about YOUR situ...”
That person is not looking out for your best interests. He or she wants you to follow their lead. The Diversity hatemongers OWN you if you let them fill your heart with hate, your head with nonsense. God made Man. There is no superior or inferior race.
Man-made societal haves and have nots fall into their places due to the sin in every man’s heart-as Bruce Cockburn nearly wrote, we either become the footprint or the foot.
The opposite of Diversity? Unity. We, the people.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Princess Vaida

video

Love Is In The Air


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Isn't that beautiful? This simple declarative statement, along with the other amendments, are what make the United States so very special.

'Congress shall make no law~' in that command, we are protected from that elite savage, the beast with a hundred heads, 435 appendages and no brains.

Here-a critical example:

“I believe that my tuna fish sandwich is god.”
Congress: Go for it.
“I believe that the United States is obsolete, and must be destroyed.”
Congress: Okay.
“My 16,000 friends and I want to hold a rally calling for the destruction of the United States.”
Congress: Have a good time. Wear something warm.
“I am suing the government for illegally investigating my background." (ala Joe the Plumber)
Congress: Good luck in court.

That’s the way it works, that is how it is supposed to work. That is beautiful. That is America.
For a bit of contrast, here is how it would work in...oh, let’s pick a good one...Saudi Arabia:

“I believe that my tuna fish sandwich is god.”
Saudi government: Only Allah is god-you are an apostate!
“I believe that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is obsolete, and must be destroyed.”
Saudi government: You’re a dead man.
“My 16,000 friends and I want to hold a rally calling for the destruction of the KSA.”
Saudi government: You’re all dead men.
“I am suing the KSA for illegally investigating my background." (ala Joe the Plumber)
Saudi government: You no longer have a background...or a future.

May God continue to Bless the United States of America!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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This way to the egrets egress. I was reading a book of quotations, and found a few gems. I like showcasing the FDW of others-if I ever deplete my allotment of "Funny" I may be reduced to posting knock knock jokes.

On with our show{case}:

"Man is certainly mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens."

"Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition."

"Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly."
Three by Montaigne ^

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
G.B. Shaw

"More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly."
Woody Allen

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."
Thomas Jefferson

See? That didn’t hurt. I’ll end with the greatest, The Finest, THE MOST STUPENDOUS(!) ‘Knock Knock’ joke ever written:

Knock Knock!
Is the doorbell broken?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Silly Sin-phonies

Strike down the band! (Like the Mother Lamb giving birth-just kidding)
We just elected a new President, right? More people voted for Obama than McCain('t). What is this called?
Democracy. Majority rule. Will of the people. (Careful-I'm setting you up.)
I can't argue with reality-I happily accept that B. H. Obama will be our President for the next four.
Not just 'Your' President, or 'My' President....Our President.
Well, Prop 8 passed in California, affirming once again that straights own Marriage. That's the synopsis-Marriage, wedded bliss, whatever you call it-in California it means that only 1 Man (male) and 1 Woman (female) can be bound up in matrimony.
And the crowd goes wild. Those homosexually inclined persons who recently cheered the win of Obama now wish to cast aside law which they don't agree with.
They went from law abiding to law deriding in nanoseconds.
This is what? the third proposition in as many elections which shows that the will of most Californians differs from the will of the homosexually inclined?
I've got an idea-all of those homosexually inclined persons who are now ragin' like cajuns...possibly they could direct their energies into building homeless shelters, helping the needy, curbing pollution in their home towns, getting drug dealers arrested-you know-becoming citizens instead of drama queens.
Because right now, all they are doing is adding to the noise pollution of California.
Grow up, homosexually inclined persons. You lost. Again. Judges don't legislate and in a perfect world, legislatures don't judge. They merely reflect the will of most of the people.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

May God Bless You, Too!

Ah. That's better. This has been an emotionally stressful time; I'm just now getting back to my usual charming.
Yes, stressful-even those of us who know God, who trust God, who are told by God not to worry, not to fear...we are still human, and not immune from the stresses of Life.
Jesus was so wise when He said,
"25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:25-34

In those red letters we find that God not only knows we need stuff, but God is the source of all of our stuff, and He is happy to take care of us.
For those of you who do not believe in God...you get all of your stuff from God also. You are born into His creation, and whether or not you acknowledge His existence, He doesn't change. Talk about stress, huh?
My stress wasn't from 'my team' losing the election; it came from taking the long view, seeing how this election will change the world. No matter what happens, faith in man continues to seem foolish compared to having faith in God. I do have faith in man's ability to mess things up, and faith that God will never be frustrated. His plan for His children is perfect, and will be perfectly executed.
Praise God!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hail, Nicolae Carpathia!

I just had a good laugh-I was perusing the blogs, and in a post about Senator Obama someone left the comment: “Hail, Nicolae Carpathia!”
Too funny-that is, of course, the name of the Antichrist in the LaHaye/Jenkins “Left Behind” series.
I’ve covered this ground before, so just a synop-I believe that there will be a person known as the Antichrist, as the Bible clearly states. I know that when that Antichrist appears, he will be loved globally, will in effect rule the world for a short time.
I WISH that Senator Obama were the Antichrist; that would mean that we are very close to the time of our Lord’s return.
I don’t believe that Obama is “The” Antichrist, but that blogpost comment did make me laugh.
He’ll do until the real One comes along.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Hope Is a Bird

Specifically, a chicken with its head on the chopping block...just kidding.
I talked with my brother in law, asking if I could borrow his bumpersticker:
“I love my country but fear my government.”
Again, just jesting. A weak gesture from a tired Jester.
Hope isn’t a bird, and I am not without hope that things will get better.
One encouraging sign: even after the election I am hearing from some about how terrible a person Sarah Palin is. How she is stupid.
I guess they’ve found their new Bush fetish stone to worry over.
Sarah Palin is actually very intelligent, a great person, and quite possibly a future President.
She is nice-a friendly, positive go getter who has accomplished more in her short life than any of those who bad mouth her will in a hundred years.
So why badmouth Sarah? They FEAR her.
That is a hopeful thing for Conservatives to add to their hope chests.
Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow. Or today. Or at all. He has things well in hand, and there is never any reason to fear. It’s funny that we need reminding of that; it is very human to fear, but very Godly to trust in God, to not worry.
I will pray for President Barack Obama, just as I have for his predecessors. May he surprise us all by doing a great job.
May God continue to Bless the United States of America.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Psycholigizing? What?

Words. If not for words we'd just be pointing at stuff. I watched a wordsmith wording, and he used "Psychologizing" in a sentence. What a word! I wrote it down, checked and found that it is uncommonly common; I thought he was making it up, verbalizing with his artistic license. Nope-just one more little ‘nug of know’ to add to my collection.
What I don't know could fill a book, a really big book.
Reality is a much calmer animal if you don't provoke and fight against it. Meaning that: the reality is that Barack Obama will be our 44th President of the United States.
I never live by "Ifs" -that is a precipice from which we can tumble down, to be caught in the spider's webs of Maybe. I once had a girlfriend who was still agonizing over her family's moving to another state when she was five. The Ifs and Maybes she’s held onto have held onto her like death at a picnic. But enough Psycholigizing.
President Elect Obama will find/make this a very interesting America/World for the next four years.
I’m grateful to God for every day I live, no matter who runs what.
May God continue to Bless The United States of America.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Sound Of Falling Snow


I was sitting at work tonight, listening to the November rain beating down, and I thought of the Novembers when we've had snow by now. In 1991 there was a Halloween blizzard so gigantic that it is the mark by which all winter storms are measured. I was in Las Vegas for that one, but I've seen my share.
My friend was surreptitiously checking the election-we knew the outcome before we left work.

"16 “With Him are strength and sound wisdom,
The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
17 “He makes counselors walk barefoot
And makes fools of judges.
18 “He loosens the bond of kings
And binds their loins with a girdle.
19 “He makes priests walk barefoot
And overthrows the secure ones.
20 “He deprives the trusted ones of speech
And takes away the discernment of the elders.
21 “He pours contempt on nobles
And loosens the belt of the strong.
22 “He reveals mysteries from the darkness
And brings the deep darkness into light.
23 “He makes the nations great, then destroys them;
He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.
24 “He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth’s people
And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
25 “They grope in darkness with no light,
And He makes them stagger like a drunken man." Job 12:17-25

The misled and the misleader belong to him. God is Sovereign.
He makes the nations great, then destroys them. God is Sovereign.

"1Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves." Romans 13:1, 2

Am I disappointed about the outcome of the election? I am. But bitter? Not quite.
Would I accept the good from God's hand and not the bad? He never promised us a rose garden in this cosmos, this world. Instead, He said:
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I have that peace, even tonight. May God Bless the United States of America.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Fait Accompli? Neigh! Accompli Fail-A!

Over-verbose? You bet. Guilty. Hand raised. I hope I'm as energized in my postings during the coming McCain administration. I think there will be plenty of issues remarkable enough to remark upon.
I know, I know: I called the election a week ago-this is an update of those posts with hardly any new information, except:
The local rag newspaper announced their endorsement...of John McCain.
A blue state newspaper serving a Liberal population picked McCain over Obama. That should have Team Obama sending out for antacid relief. That's gonna leave a mark.
Actually, this post is a public service-by demonstrably announcing the McCain win early, I am opening myself up to ridicule if Obama wins. I hereby challenge our Liberal friends to craft their finest "I told you so!" comments, with extra points given for comments about my lack of intelligence, feeblemindedness, stupidity. Hygiene comments are off limits... unless really funny.
So get crackin! I will post your comments here on the front page, wearing my shame on my blogsleeve.
But only if Obama wins. I'm shakin' like a pyramid. Pretty good for an old Giza.

Luther? Lu-ther? Where Are You, Buddy?

I'm going to use a word which has so many debatable functions and understandings that I must define how I mean it: Entropy-systems breaking down. Everything falls apart until it is put back together to fall apart again ab initio to just short of infinito.
Look at this figure eight racetrack, which is, of course a symbol for infinity. Wherever one starts in the race isn't important. Divergent forces, each caught in entropy are racing in different directions on the infinite loop. Where they meet, where they have the most in common, when the system is at its most balanced is represented by the "X".
In 2008 each of our political systems, Democrat and Republican are diverging, falling apart to be reformed.
Democrats split between the Pacifist and Worker groups; the Radical Left and the Moderate Left.
Republicans split between Conservative and Moderate groups, Hard Right and Moderate Right.
This is normal. This is tension and inertia working in each party. Each subgroup tries to dominate the other, (tension) while continuing on its own path (inertia).
Whigs, anyone? Meaning that if the divergence becomes so great that the two sub groups can no longer come together, a split is inevitable, and each subgroup becomes a group with divergent subgroups caught in tension and inertia. That means the end for the original group. The Whigs, for example, are now found only in history books.
What each political party needs is a Martin Luther. Someone who will attempt to reform his or her party, pushing it's parts to converge at their optimum "X"...someone who may instead become 'The One' to lead one subgroup into becoming their own group, leaving the other subgroup to carry on or die.
We aren't the world. In the rest of the world this same entropy race is being played out in a multitude of political groupings. I love how entropic racing around a figure eight is mischaracterized as "Progress" and "Evolution". What goes around comes around, friends.