Friday, March 26, 2021

Itz a chilly 80+ out there. Yes, I be kiddin'.

 Sitting, eating, listening to BB King and Red Cloud. Dinnertime on a Friday Fixed weed eater, chain saw. Looking for missing paperwork. Just all kinda fun things. Debating whether to follow Grandma's rule or moving the 4th family picnic (Sunday) to the 3rd. Sometimes I think of following in my forefather's footsteps and rejecting the tyranny we have been facing for the past few decades. To me it is unconscionable for people to vote on their own raises, their own healthcare, their own benefits when the expense of that burden is not shared by them but placed on the ones who actually work for a living. The lack of character displayed in the vilifying of one who disagrees and then turning around and saying it is ok if they do it. Using hearsay as fact and demanding fact if directed at them. If you want names, just look at the names absent from the media now. I would like to urge all of a truly Christian mind in California to ensure you have a path out of that place and when the world starts shaking again, use it. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Baby, it's cold outside

 I usually say that when the thermometer gets below 60. Just the way I am. I'm not politically correct nor politically active. But I do make the trip to the polls and vote with the few live and many dead voters around here. It do get interesting sometimes. Specially when someone forgets a leg or an arm. But as long as the picture on the id isn't too faded, no worries. Of course, this doesn't make up for the dead beats who don't ever worry about voting. Back when Fast Eddie ran agin da Dukester there were quite a few people who voted on everything else but just could not pull a guvna lever. I understand that, I do. But still, vote for the crook, it's important.

I do support fully limiting terms of politicians. Judges, too. And school boards and police juries and all the other elected "officials".     To me it is simple common sense.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

The wisdom of an olde chinese guy

 No, not talking fortune cookies, talking wars. Like this current political one. 

Sun Tzu indicates that trying to run different operations in the same manner is not intelligent. That is what I see in the history of leadership in this country from the beginning. By not selecting leaders who are competent in leadership positions we have a country that is less than 23 years away from total anarchy. That calculation is dependent on power being balanced and not skewed in one direction. 

What we need is a leader who knows when to fight and when not to fight. One who can see the value of  those who are wealthy or poor. Who unifies the people by giving them common cause for progress. But especially one who knows when to speak and when to keep silent. Our last 5 presidents have failed miserably and no matter the outcome of this last election I see no possibility for improvement, just the failing collapse of a dream that now is gone. I am now waiting for that massive failure to hit and when this country fractures, I will help to rebuild Louisiana as best as I can.

On the medical front this latest flu bug has about reached its peak and should get there before April, barring the stupidity of man. Hopefully after that it will subside as the others have until some politician gets to be friendly with our enemies again and a newer mutation is developed. You do realizes that in three more steps the uncontrollable mutation will emerge and there will be only a remnant of humanity left to greet the Lord on His return.   

Am I the only one who is willing to ask the cost of this nation's downfall? Our downfall will not be just an American failure but world-wide catastrophe. We are frighteningly like the German people of the early Hitler times. I see uncontrollable inflation knocking at the door. I see a time where people call for the government to solve our problems when that is not supposed to be the function of government. 

Calling for a leader to correct the situation is exactly what happened in the '30s and it seems to be approaching again, and the results will be the same. We have an abundant supply of megalomaniacs in out two main parties as well as most of the minority parties. The opportunity for the charismatic pontificate to assume the leadership role that will break the country apart and plunge the whole world into chaos is less than 15 years from now. There is no moral leadership in the District now and it has been on a decline since long before my lifetime. 

WHO will count the cost and how shall it be put on us to pay. You know our leadership will not pay that cost. But in the end, we will all pay for their stupidity, unless we do something soon to prevent what is to come. What can we do? It seems to me that a radical uprising in support of the Constitution is a must. Accountability of the country's budgeting  is far past due. Our tendency to support other nations before we have taken care of our own MUST be controlled and we must do something radical with our own support systems. If we don't have the money we cannot give money away. Nor can we lend money we don't have or spend money we don't have. 

Since this country now wishes to put God out of it, God may very well leave it to it's own devices, until judgement day comes. Assyrians, Babylonians, Grecian, Roman, Ottoman, all of these empires fell under judgement and there are only remnants left from them. We are heading the same way. 



I support term limits.

I support putting congress on the SS system.

I support returning congress to its original payment system or limiting their pay to the national average income. Also should there be a desire that they should receive any sort of raise it should be presented to the people for approval and not to themselves.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Starting A New Cycle

Starting A New Cycle

There was a time when people sought to demean a certain group of people by calling them “Jesus Freaks”. If the group was indeed followers of Christ, there was no insult there, just truth. A freak is someone different than the perceived “norm”. The world is full of this disregard for the feelings of others but I want to look at this particular one. 

“What will people think when they label me a Jesus Freak?

What will people do when they find out it’s true?” 

From the tune Jesus Freak by dcTalk

I find that many people will be fine bearing the label. Others yield to the human desire to respond negatively and reject the name as an insult. The thing to remember is that we are called to be separate from the world. We are called to reject worldly values for heavenly values and to share and apply those values to our life every single day.

Was it Simon and Garfunkle who said “Teach your children well.”? There were a few other suggestions and explanations that I will not repeat here. (Just a side thought here: I’d just about bet that English teachers everywhere are cringing, maybe even crying, due to the poor sentence construction and punctuation that is flowing through my fingers. I am really sorry but it is the only way I can pry the thoughts loose from my brain. Feel free to correct any overbearing or egregious errors in the comments.  Apologies Marylin.) 

If we fail to pass the true teachings of Jesus we will face judgement and receive justice, not a comforting thought to me. This is why we should apply daily His teachings as they are the only way to properly discern what we need to do and how. 

Do not forget that a “white lie” is still a lie. Find a better and more constructive way to deliver your message. If someone makes a mistake baking a cake, in example: switching sugar and salt in the recipe, tell them that. Don’t say “This is horrible, are you trying to poison me?” Say something like “ It seems you may have mistaken the salt for sugar and sugar for salt. It is a more common error than you might think. Just use a little more caution with ingredients that look alike.” If you are not as wordy as some, just keep your comments to yourself unless asked. Then say that the taste seemed off or something simple that does not lay blame with no support for the person. This is part of our job description as a christian, even if you are not a Jesus Freak.

Regardless, the blame game is a tool of the devil, not of The Lord. One thing I have learned from “Air Disasters” on the Smithsonian Channel is that all error seems to be the result of different actions many of which are not apparent and some are never discovered. The recurring question is where does the chain start and I think if you FULLY trace back to the beginning of the error you will wind up in a garden and at the Tree of Knowledge. Yes you can find immediate causes, such as missing screws on a panel or a screwdriver in an engine compartment but it will always trace back to a human decision that is erroneous in one respect or another. 

Such is the fate of humanity, but for the christian this fact is one we accept and we also accept that Jesus provided a way for us to correct this aspect of “human nature.” Yes, it may bore you or insult you or be completely disregarded by you but Jesus provided a way we can be forgiven by the Creator for messing up His perfect design. Some reject outright this means of making things right because they think it does not serve them, but the truth is that it is the only thing that does serve them, and those who follow Jesus know this. So if you wish, reject Jesus. He says it is your choice. But as Jesus and God are the ultimate judges you will face in the end and they know everything you or I have done from birth to death, they will decide if you receive justice — or mercy.

I am a Jesus Freak and it took me many years to begin to understand.

I am a Jesus Freak and in those many years I have learned many things.

I am a Jesus Freak and you have no power over me to insult me.

I am a Jesus Freak and I have no doubt about Jesus ruling.

I am a Jesus Freak and I am very happy about it.

CC {the not a poet}