My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Is This the Best We Have?

Truth, Honor, Honesty,

Do they have no meaning anymore?  I just came from Sunday evening service a few hours ago.  The message in the sermon was the chipping away at the foundation of Christianity.  Liberals, Progressives, and other religions banning with political allies to chip, chip, chip away!  My goodness that is what is happening for the past 25 years in the American language.  We have now gotten to the point that lying is mis-spoken,* the meaning of the 
word "is" is challenged, and now a US Representative has "misidentified" his military awards.  OH PLEEESSE! 

*Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal says that he occasionally "misspoke" about the nature of his Vietnam-era military service,
**Republican Senate candidate,  Mark Kirk is acknowledging that he falsely claimed to have received the U.S. Navy's Intelligence Officer of the Year award

Friends, let me tell you if we don't start kicking out these liars, cheats, arrogant spoiled people regardless of party and, if we don''t start standing up and be counted and, take action by supporting candidates who will be for life for the unborn, lower taxes, smaller government, and "the right to bear arms" we have no one but ourselves to blame for what happens next.  Get ready for 4 more years of not move to the left, but JUMP, JUMP, JUMP to the left.

Tell these current Washington morons, and the wannabees like Kirk and Blumenthal to get out of the race or face public disgrace.  They would lie to get the job they will lie to keep the job.

God Bless the United States of America and all the brave warriors who served and are serving this great nation!

Pops

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Let's do the Math Darrell

Let's do the math.

John McCain has suddenly been calling for tighter border control.  Hmmm.  'Bout time!  Where was he in 2008!
barrack hussein obama has said he is sending 1200 National Guard to the US-Mexico border.  Hmm.  That border is 1969 miles long*  Let's assume and we all know what that means half of the border is protected by other various sources, ie: Border Patrol, Local Sheriff's, State Police and the occasional vigilante.  That leaves us with a balance of 984.5 miles of unprotected border.  Hang with me young people this is not modern math here where if you are close you are all right.  Let's take the number of National Guard working 40 per week 1200 times 40 equals 48,000 hours.  Not bad, a pretty impressive number.  Now let's see, 984.5 miles unprotected border divided into 48,000 man hours, hmmm.  That equals 48.75... of hours of coverage per mile.  This is looking good until,  you stop to think.   That is a tad bit over covering the mile two days out of 7.  Nuff said!

Can you say "Smoke and Mirrors"?

Pops,

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_%E2%80%93_United_States_border

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Plea for Solidarity, Strength & Freedom

Below is a copy of an email  I have just sent to the Midwest Reality Management of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  It is in response to a news item on FOX NEWS.  You can read the entire story here.  Basically  this couple, who's husband has seen duty in Kosovo and Iraq are being threatened with eviction if they do not remove an American Flag from there home.  

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to voice my concern that as a corporation you will take the freedom that a veteran has given you through putting their life in danger and you will take their money as rent.  You seem to not accept the fact that this is AMERICA and the Flag of the United States of AMERICA is a symbol of that very freedom.  

To say the least I am awestruck your company is threatening to evict Mr. and Mrs. Price if they do not remove the flag they have in their home.  It is unconscionable on your part.

I would ask and I am certain I am not the only one, for you to immediately amend the bylaws of ALL your complexes to allow the flying of the AMERICAN flag and the freedom it represent.

I invite you to go to my blog,
Conservative Outrage.blogspot. com

I will be following  this story and writing about this incident.  I hope it will have a happy ending for the Price family.

Respectfully,
Gary Courtright,
Proud father of an 82nd AIRBORNE Paratrooper


I am asking all of you who read this to email this company and respectfully ask them to amend their bylaws immediately.  Sent this to your friends and tell everyone you know to do likewise.  The time is at hand! The time is now!  Stand up and be counted!  The desecration of the Freedoms of AMERICA  must be stopped!  We can no longer turn the other check to be politically correct.  The time is NOW!!!

God Bless America

Pops 

Saturday, May 29,2010 1631hours
HOORAY FOR OUR SIDE!!!!!!! 

The good guys win!  I have just read the article here is the link, clik here, that the pressure was too much to bare for the Midwest Reality Management!  They have struck a deal with the couple they were going to evict if they didn't remove the AMERICAN Flag from their window that will allow the flag to REMAIN!!!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,  to all of those who read the  post and commented and to circulating it and even sending an email.  WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

We must seize ever instant like this to show the liberal left politically correct that we are NOT a bunch of push overs.  WE WILL turn the other cheek only so many times then we will FIGHT BACK!  

God Bless you all and please forward this follow-up postl to anyone you forwarded the first one to.  Tell everyone you told about this that ........  WE WON a small but wonderful victory!!!!

Pops 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Have We Lost Our Minds!

It's been a slow Sunday, a good one but none the less a slow one.  It reached 82 degrees (SUMMER TIME!!!)  here in the Midwest.  I planted some flowers and trimmed some shrubs.  I might be a little late on the shrubs but better late than never.  Since it was so warm I  decided to come into the house and sip on a soda pop.  That led to flipping on the boob tube.  That led to surfing and that led to The Huckabee Show.

Governor Huckabee took his act on the road this week and was being produced in the glitz city of Las Vegas, Nevada.  It took me about 10 minutes to pick up on the theme of the show.  Las Vegas had been chastised by barrack hussein obama during the early days of his anointment.  The governor of  Nevada was on and stated the remarks made by barrack hussein obama cost the state nearly 6 Billion dollars, that's Billion with a "B" in revenue.  Over 400 meetings were canceled and hundreds of people were laid off.

Now comes barrack hussein obama again and he has chastised the great State of Arizona on their enactment of an immigration law because the Federal Government won't enforce federal laws on the book.  Again barrack hussein obama's remarks have caused economic problems for the state of Arizona.  It is my firm belief if he had kept his mouth shut, something he seems to find impossible to do, there would not have been the fall-out by several other political hacks.  Even the mayor of Columbus, Ohio has said he will boycott Arizona.  Of course the mayor of Columbus is a MORON, to start with and had no intentions of going to Arizona anyway.

Isn't this the same person that made the comments that a Cambridge Police officer acted "stupidly"?  Isn't this the same person who's Attorney General hasn't read the Arizona law?  Isn't this the same person who's head of Homeland Security hasn't read the Arizona law?  Am I  getting to see a patten of "stupid say, stupid do"?

For the past year or so I have been having a running discussion with a lady at work.  She is black, in her 60's and openly campaigned for barrack hussein obama. She admits she voted for barrack hussein obama only because he was black and if elected would be the first black President.  She has told me in her estimation at least 50% of the black people voted for him because he was black, not because he was the best selection for the country.  When she told me last week I immediately became elated!  Yahoo, I finally won, I got her to admit I was right!  PTL!!!.  Then.........reality set in.  You mean to tell me 50% of the black population voted for a person because the color of this skin! My good G-d, where have we gone wrong?  Where have we dropped the ball?  Don't these people know it's not the color of a man's skin that makes him qualified for the most powerful man on planet Earth!

Has no one told them about how it took Black and White men to win the Revolutionary War,  and the War of 1812?  Do they not know about The Tuskegee Airmen?

The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen, at a time when there were many people who thought that black men lacked intelligence, skill, courage and patriotism.*

They were all about this country and what was best for everyone who lived here.  How did General Colin Powell reach the height of Joint Chief of Staff for President Bush and President Clinton?  How did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas secure a seat on the Supreme Court.  What of Condoleeaza Rice? Does the black population of America think she received the position of Secretary of State only because she was attractive and black? It wasn't because the color of their skin.  They put in years of education and hard work for the positions they were elevated to. How has this happened in the greatest country on Earth?

It is my personal opinion this goes all the way back to one person. One woman so intent on her beliefs and so tenacious that nothing would stop her.  Her one battle and her one win started this country down the road to anti religion, anti Christianity, anti common sense and anti thinking and using your own God given brain.  This woman was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  You can say what you want but when this woman got prayer taken out of schools the moral fiber and work ethics started to go down hill.  Children no longer prayed, then they no longer said the Pledge, then the National Anthem went and graduation baccalaureate.  The schools have taken the easy way out and now refuse to fight any type of far out, left wing, nutcase that threatens them with a lawsuit.

What a sad, sad state of affairs we have gotten ourselves into.  I will close with one thought.  barrack hussein obama can criticized whom and who ever he wants. He can cause economic problems with the wag of his tongue.  So be it.

WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN BRING IT BACK!!

VISIT LAS VEGAS AND BUY ARIZONA PRODUCTS

Pops
 
*http://www.tuskegeeairmen.org/Tuskegee_Airmen_History.html

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A QUIET NIGHT IN THE MIDWEST

It's a quiet night here in the Midwest, at least my part of the Midwest.  The temperature is about 72 and its about 2100 hours. That 9:00PM for those of you in Loma Linda. I'm sitting on the patio!  Even though it's that late with my Citronella candle Gretchen made I can fight off the mosquitoes and type by laptop light.  I have about 95 percent cloud cover but the moon just shined/shone (?) through a break in the clouds.  I never quite understood that whole moon, sun, axis, rotation, revolving thing.  Then it's not up to me to figure it out.  It's up to me to just accept what God has created.

Out here in the hinter lands, as I like to call it you can actually see the stars at night.  You can see the field mouse that just ran across the patio to get to the rabbit hutch so he could chow down on some spilled rabbit food.  Those boys are so sloppy.  Stormin' Norman and Dirty Joe I mean.  I guess they can afford to give a little to the field mice population as they both are fat and need to get some exercise, like me.
There is a main highway a mile from here and I can hear the cars going up and down the road.  Where they are going I don't care.  To me it doesn't really matter.  So long as they get there safely. That's what country living is all about.  Peace and quiet, field mice, gardens, and good neighbors.  I have one.

We've had a little rain in this neck of the woods lately and I am a little behind in my gardening.  In fact I have the raise beds planted but the regular garden wasn't tilled until Thursday night.  My neighbor, I'll call him Cliff, 'cause that's his name saw me working in the raise beds.  He and Kody, the 140 lb Lab strolled over and in the course of conversation asked if he could till my garden for me.  I begged off a little and he said go mark it off.  I marked off the space I was going to till later this week and by the time I did that Cliff was back with his big tractor.  About 15 minutes, 6 or 8 trips up and back and the garden was tilled.  No charge.  Now that's what I call right neighborly.  I will go down to the barn and get his diesel gas can and fill it up for him next week but what a small price to pay. 
 
OUCH,  mosquito got me! Gonna have to talk with Gretchen about  a little more Citonella in those candles when I see her the next time.

Now as I was saying.  What a small price to pay.  This is the way it was when I was a kid and this is the way it still should be.  I know I am not the only one with a good neighbor but I have to think.  Have I been a good neighbor?  Have I gone the extra mile for someone lately? Am I doing what I was put on this Earth for? I tell you folks I think I have.  Having said that I wonder. Yes, I know I am preaching and it's not even Sunday.  It is however, the Sabbath for a lot of folks.  Now I am really wondering.  Could this be my Grandma Smyers or Great Grandma Stienbrook giving me a little Hebrew guidance lesson tonight.  Now I am really wondering.

Wow, a big break in the clouds and it appears we have a slightly over a half of a moon tonight and a lot of stars.  Now that in its self is not exciting however,  I love that word.  It means I can go on and on and on, and I believe I will.  Quick story about my son, Jacob.

Now you may not believe this but Jacob was not always a good child.  There was a time in his life and mine when I wonder if the phone call would be him needing a doctor or an attorney.  He/we did have our moments as he was maturing.  Well to the meat of this story.  We were sitting out here on this very same patio one night just like tonight.  We were solving all the world's problems and a few of our own.  It was a good evening for me and I believe for him.  We just sat here looking at the moon and stars and he ask me, "Pops, you know what I always wondered about?"  l replied, with a somewhat anxious answer, "No, what?"  "What do you think is on the other side of the farthest  star out there?  Not the farthest one we can see but the farthest one, the very last one."  Needless to say I didn't have an answer.  We talked some more and then went into the house.  I have thought about it from time to time and come to this conclusion.  What's on the other side of the farthest star out there is not really important to me.  What was/is important is and I do believe that was the night Jacob came to the conclusion God is real and we just have to accept certain things as part of the plan.  It wasn't shortly after that evening he enlisted in the ARMY.  I believe I  now know why.


It's been a good week for me as my granddaughter, Tauri Rebecca turned 6 and her daddy, Aaron, the elder, turned 39.  It's hard to believe he has had that many birthdays.  He must be getting old!  Tauri is one of grandpa's girls.  I have two others not counting Sarah, my daughter.  Lacy and Eden are 3 and 5.  None of them, I might add are spoiled. Heh  Heh.

Memorial Day is next weekend so how about a Thank you this week to every veteran and military person you see.

Shalom and G-d Bless!
Pops

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Democrat, Another Lie

I awoke this morning with a bounce in my step and a smile on my face.  Then......... I turned on the news.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal misspoke* about his Vietnam service. I cannot print the epitaphs that spewed from my mouth.  I am truly embarrassed at my language.  Having said that and ask for forgiveness as far as I am concerned this man should immediately be sanction by the Democrat Party and forced to withdraw as a candidate.  He should immediately resign the position of Attorney General of Connecticut as that position above all is a position where truth and honesty are foremost!

To desecrate the honor and memories of the brave men and women who fought and died in Vietnam is unconscionable and vile. To excuse this shameless effort of trying to align himself with our honored military warriors this man has shown he has no morals or character.  He has tarnish what ever reputation he may have had in the Marine Corp Reserves.  Like John Murtha should have been and unfortunately was not, he should be striped of his rank, any benefits and be discharged dishonorably.  Never again be allowed to use his name or that of the Honored Marine Corp in the same sentence.  Like the old Pharaoh in The Ten Commandments when Moses was sent into the desert, his name should be stricken from all rolls and never mentioned again!  He is a slug and lower than fish feces, IMHO.
*Complete story here
Connecticut wake up!!!

WASHINGTON — Social Security faces a $5.3 trillion shortfall.........over the next 75 years.
Well gee whiz how could that happen?  Congress has been spending money that wasn't there for years.  They have added more bells and bangles to Social Security since it's inception than Jimmy Carter has peanuts!  But that OK.  The Social Security trust funds have built a $2.5 trillion surplus over the past 25 years. But the federal government has borrowed that money over the years to spend on other programs. The government must now start borrowing money from public debt markets — adding to annual budget deficits — to repay Social Security. Can you say Obama Care.

According to Sen. Herb Kohl, chairman of the committee, said small "tweaks" are all that is needed to bolster Social Security's finances for future generations of retirees.  These simple minded morons have been tweaking it for years, just to get more votes.  What are those tweaks Senator Kohl is talking about?
How about:
Reduced annual cost-of-living increases 1 percentage point each year. Social Security recipients get annual increases based on inflation.(Little hint, no inflation, no increase, year 2010 no inflation, no increase)
Taxing all wages, not just those below $106,800, (Little hint #2 TAX INCREASE!)
Gradually increased the age when retirees qualify for full benefits from 67 to 68 (Morbid but, more of us will die and less will have to be paid out)

I have a novel idea. Why not quit spending money you don't have.  Why not go back to the original idea of Social Security and CUT OUT THE HORSE MANURE!

Here is Question 4 direct from the Social Security Online web site;
Q4:  Is it true that Social Security was originally just a retirement program?

A:  Yes. Under the 1935 law, what we now think of as Social Security only paid retirement benefits to the primary worker. A 1939 change in the law added survivors benefits and benefits for the retiree's spouse and children. In 1956 disability benefits were added.
Let's just try to go back to the original idea.

HOT OFF THE PRESS:  Rand Paul declared winner in Kentucky,  Clik here.

I have one other little tidbit of info you all have heard by now BUT.......Can you believe the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder and the Director of Homeland Security and former Governor of Arizona have in recent days admitted they have NOT read the Arizona Immigration Law.  Both are on record of demeaning it.  How sorry is that.  What a sad, sad state of affairs.

One more late breaking bit of news.  Can you believe this!  barrack hussein obama threw his pastor of 20+ years under the bus!!!  That's not what I said that's what the Rev. said.  Catch the full story here.
Now maybe I can get some sleep, oh pooh!  'nother news flash,

A good defeat in Pennsylvania,  Arlen Spector, bites the dust.  That's good news for Ohio as there is a lot of fallout from that in the eastern part of the state.  Clik on CNN

Pops

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Guest Post

Yes, I took the easy way out this week.  Not actually.  In our conversations my good friend Spitfire told me about this bill and that she was doing some research on it.  It is very important and thanks to Spitfire we now have some good information for discussion and debate.


So as they say without further adieu here is her post and a very interesting one I might add.

Hi Folks. Pops asked me to prepare a guest post for him. I contemplated one about the immigration issue, but haven't had time to research it well. Then I thought about something on Ms Kagen...Mr. Obama's choice for Supreme Court Justice. But again didn't have time to research it well, and frankly didn't want to get all upset. So I chose to write about something that was emailed to me about a week ago. It deals with a Senate bill (S510) that is supposed to forbid the home gardens so many of us have.

When I first was notified about this bill, I have to admit to having a gut reaction that was not particularly pretty. I believe my response was something to the affect of "First time they come to tell me I can't grow my garden is the first time I aim my pistol at someone's face!!!!! They don't have the right to tell me I can't grow fresh fruits and veggies!!!!" Let me also admit to being a bit embarrassed about being so violent in my response. I'm not normally violent...but this was hitting below the belt as far as I was concerned. Nowhere in the Constitution does it give Government the right to micro-manage my life!

After a few minutes of stewing and getting angrier by the minute, I started googling S510. I searched Govtracker.us and even went to the Library of Congress site (Thomas) to research this monstrous bill. How in the world could those folks in DC decide they had the time, manpower and chutzpah to decide what I can do in the privacy of my yard!?!?!?!?!?

Well, it turns out they made no such decision. The Senate bill S510 deals more with those who import or export food or prepare food for commercial purposes. No where that I could find does this bill say anything about not being able to grow my own fresh fruits and veggies and giving them to family, friends or even selling them at the farmer's market if I so desire. It does say the Secretary of Health and Human Services has the authority to 'regulate food, including by authorizing the Secretary to suspend the registration of a food facility.'  But no where can I find anything that says this secretary can outlaw home gardens. In fact, I couldn't find home gardens even mentioned at all!!!!

So I reckon the main idea of this post is that we need to be careful what we get all excited about. We all have the ability to research for ourselves. As times get more and more chaotic and we proceed further and further into what many believe to be the 'end times', it becomes more important that we use our abilities to discern what is truth and what isn't. And if we practice discerning in things that have no eternal value, then when it comes time to discern things of eternal value, we'll be really good at it. Because in the grand scheme of things, we know that if we love YHWH, He'll provide for us. We don't have to worry about it. His word tells us that "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." So before we invest time, energy and work ourselves into a frenzy over nothing, let's remember to search for the truth of a matter. We'll be seeing more and more falsehoods and outright lies circulating. Rest in His peace, knowing YHWH loves you and wants the best for you. Shalom, Spitfire


Shalom to you  and many thanks for doing us all a great favor.


Pops

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This and That From the World

 And in Not So Great Britian...
 Prime Minister Gordon Brown is soon to tender his resignation.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/11/reports-brown-resign-british-prime-minister-conservative-set-reins/     Which is fine with me 'cause I never thought he had much of a backbone to start with.  Where is Margy Thatcher when you need her!!!

In a time of war and escalating radical Islamic threats, Supreme Court Justice Nominee Elena Kagan shamelessly disregarded the safety of our country to promote her personal politics. Kagan was the Dean at Harvard Law School when she kicked military recruiters off campus because of the "don't ask don't tell policy," which bars individuals who are openly gay or bisexual from joining the military. 

Now I don't want to miss add here but................She's 50 years old, never been married, had no children but.........................we know how barrack hussein obama caters to the homosexual crowd.   Amazing Grace is not just a song.  Sometimes just amazing things happen.  On a local radio show the MC just announced eLENA kAGAN** has been known for a long time as a little up-side-down.  Apparently she has a long standing roomy who is not a guy.  I am light years ahead of CNN and MessNBC.  They will be reporting this, won't they?

And from the world of what in the He__ is going on in this world..........

I am so happy Bill, too many bucks,* Gates and his wifey have the money to give to UNC, that's the University of North Carolina, for those of you in Loma Linda,  for this project.  Any guy article that starts off with, a blast to the testes,  is not a good article for a guy to read. Clik here.  Now perhaps Miss, upside down, eLANA kAGAN, would like this article.  You get only the best here!


** I spelt it that way on porpus ya' al, it's a lil joke, uSIDE dOWN. 
* I am sure barrack hussein obama feels he has too many buck$.  oh that's plural buck$$$$.


Speaking of $$$$$$$$$.  Where is all that money coming from to bailout Greece?  Trust me on this folks, ya don't wanna know!  Clik here  Kathleen Pender of the San Fran Chronicle lays it on the line.


Having said that there is some good news out there today, alas, I haven't been able to find it.


Pops

Sunday, May 2, 2010

CNN Blasts barrack hussein obama

This is just to hot not to postFellow bloggers and readers,  send this post to everyone you know.  This is from CNN!  Commonly known in Conservative circles as the Clinton News Network.  Could this be something for Hillary?  One has to wonder. Stolen without permission from CNN News. Clik HERE!!!

Pops

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer