But first, a little current political observation:
The Great Pretender, our presidential poser, is off to compare sanctified pronouncements with the Pope. I can imagine that Francis’ advice to O-Bam is, “When you do these stupid things, you should cross your fingers behind your back!”
Obama Care is a gift from above. As it spirals downward and its tenfold proponents continue to hail its virtues, even the dumbest of “koolaid drinkers” can see this massive effort of state collectivism headed for crash and burn.
When and if, the “redline” for this joke ever materializes, what next when no one signs up? All those who’ve made the honesty check mark but didn’t continue to attempt sign up at least a dozen times, will be gathered up first and dumped in a barbed wired vacation retreat? Then you’ll be next. Thank God, the 2nd amendment still exists! And thank God, for Teddy Roosevelt’s National Park System. They will be the only places you’ll have a chance of hiding out in.
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Every once in a while, I like to go back and review my previous years of mental meanderings and in particular, my political and everyday observations, then. It’s an exercise of comparison. What flavor of rant has my attention today, versus yesterday. It also helps re-charge my perspective. And, I can also obviously see where my opinion was incorrect and pleasurably, where I hit the nail right on the head (beyond gratifying, I assure you).
Today, I bring you the first, of some recycled essays, from a few years back. Some remix from my blog, The Big Little Life. Hope you enjoy:
Big Little Life - March 23rd 2009
Re: Sarah Palin for President and other sage remarks
You know, a president who knows Jack Schitt would be a lot of fun after the Obama years. It would show the world that we are politically correct electing an air head female to what was once the strongest seat of power on earth and it would prove once and for all that the United States, electorate however, doesn’t really know Jack Shit!
Recently a couple of representatives from our Anglican mission church went to an organizational meeting for a community food bank. During this meeting it was emphatically pointed out that no references to religious involvement would be allowed, (or tolerated), nor acknowledged as being associated with the new organization. This "small" incident took me down Contemplative Lane and fruited the following observations/questions.
In this world, where 99.99% of we humans share one common physical attribute and many of us share the figurative definition of that attribute as apt descriptions of our personalities, is it okay that?:
1.) A baby vomiting into the lens of a video camera is shown on TV, AND is considered funny/comedy?
2.) Little, if anything, is left to the imagination when it comes to sex and therefore titillation is now down to porn and anything less revealing is Ho Hum!
3.) Given the television, movie, and other visual media examples, our young people are encouraged, by example, to have multiple biological "daddys" for their illegimate children. And have plenty of those! Plus, mulitiple partners -same sex, opposite sex, or a "comfortable" mix thereof.
4.) Just one more. . . Over 30 million people watch Jerry Springer's circus every day. The "guests" have vocabularies consisting of many consonants and five to six, one syllable, filth words. The only thing that changes is the players. The same talk, the same subjects, the same outcome. Always the same host, who never, ever, gets closer than twenty feet from the participants.
30 million viewers? ? ?
More examples for the above could fill a 1,000 page loose leaf notebook. On the other side of the coin:
Is there a verifiable instance of anyone picking up a copy of the Watch Tower to toss it into the ash can, and at that moment, they instantly burst into flames? In the same subject area; has there ever been an incident where after having the door slammed in their faces - the two "Watch Tower" messengers broke down the door and beat the crap out of the offender?
Ever once, has anyone sneezed, received the time worn, "God, bless you!" and then they went up in an incandescent flash? Is there an eyewitness accounting of someone going blind after a prolonged viewing of a "Jesus Saves!" bumper sticker while stuck in five o'clock, traffic gridlock?
No? I propose that in the interest of fair play, level playing fields, equal opportunity, and all that other politically correct B.S. that non believers be prohibited from buying cheap bake goods from any church, raffle tickets for new cars, cheap spagehtti dinners, and attending church sponsored bazzars, auctions and yard sales. I also think that a community ordinance should be enacted that for every time the Lord's name is taken in vein, a beer joint's closing time be moved back ten minutes until all taverns, bars, and clubs are open only on Monday afternoons from 2 PM 'til 5PM! That last one is easy for me, since my barfly days have been over for at least three years now!
Lastly, I think that being politically correct these days, is a hellava lot more comfortable than wearing those bulky, cumbersome blinders of yesteryear. And I think that for purposes of brotherhood recognition all PC'ers be tattoed with the left cheek of a smurf's ass signifying, soon to be "Left Behind" membership.
More to come . . . . . . . “Nuff said?
Proverbs 17:22 says, "Being cheerful keeps you healthy" (GNT). Studies prove that when you laugh, it increases your number of T-cells, which raises your immunity level. Laughter is good for your health. Humor is God's gift to us. Remember, God has a sense of humor—he made you! To be emotionally balanced, take God very seriously but don't take yourself seriously. Learn to laugh at your limitations. There is plenty of material. If you only laugh and enjoy life when your problems are all solved, you'll never enjoy life. Found in Rick Warren's Purpose Connection newsletter today. (March 23, 2009.)
In closing, a little taste of the real Blues: