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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Enough is Enough

ABNMOMMA
November 30, 1955 - March 30, 2009
On your birthday you are deeply missed by your children, grandchildren, your patients and me.
  I miss you Tiger!
Pops
Enough is enough or my subtitle, Get A Pair, Mr President!  I'll let you in on my despicable act at the end of this post.  What I am talking about is this Wikileaks and its CEO, Julian Assange.  Today the leftie newsrag, the New York Times headlined the Wikileaks outing of thousands of classified documents.  As in the past these documents were handed over by an apparent traitor to the United States of America.  Mr. Assange appears to have an ax to grind with our county and apparently our allies.  He continues to put Americans and citizens of our allies in harms way.  The senator who can't make up his mind, Joe Liberman said Sunday, Wikileaks, aka, Julian Assange,  will have blood on their hands.  Hell Joe, I said that at the leaking of the first set of documents!  Get on the band wagon or didn't you have enough polling data at the time.  Mr. Lieberman also said he doubts Wikileaks and Mr. Assange are terrorists. In the strict sense of the word he made be true.  Since he is not a  US citizen, thank goodness, he cannot be held responsible for his acts by our county.  BUT, the T R A I T O R, who supplied the documents can and should be held accountable, tried, convicted and justly sentenced to the fullest extent of the law!

Having said that, the big discussion on the news this evening and most of the day appears to be barrack hussien obama's response or lack there of.  This is the 3rd leak and  B O can't seem to comment about it let alone do something about it.  It appears he has forgotten Mo Kadafy and President Reagan's little bomb run. That would have and was a excellent example for B O to follow.  He must not read history books in law school.  He might try the Teddy Roosevelt, "walk softly and carry a big stick".  B O's been walking softly now is the time to use the damn stick!  I have full faith and confidence in the Central Intelligence Agency that they know the whereabouts of Mr. Assange and have the necessary skills (drugs or whatever) to see that Mr Assange sleeps with the fishes, and soon.  This is easily arranged by a Presidential order.  B O doesn't have a problem using Presidential orders to circumvent congressional vetting of his czars.  He certainly shouldn't have a problem offing an enemy of the state! Then again we are back to the pair he doesn't seem to have.

The bottom line to this is folks this action or lack of action by B O makes the United States and the Office of the President of the United States look impotent.  And, if B O doesn't take some kind of strong positive action and soon this impotence image will only continue. Soon Iran, North Korea, Cuba and the rest of the minor little countries will follow suit. The bottom line is act now Mr. President,
Get a pair and act now!

Now about me.  I have become part of the problem and not part of the cure and am truly ashamed.  Here is what happened.  On black Friday I was driving to work.  It was in the 30's here in the Midwest.  On my way to work is a stretch of highway about 2 miles long with absolutely nothing but fields on both sides.  It is between two subdivisions. Now black Friday is a very important and busy day even at The Home Depot.  And I, am a very important employee and really need to get there on time and begin my job.  As I am going past this long stretch of highway I see what appears to be 3 people walking. My best guess is a mother, teen daughter and little one, perhaps 3 or 4 years old.  As I drive by the little one gets picked up by "mom".  Now the closest place these people could be going is a shopping center about a mile up the road.  I thought of stopping of and offering them a ride.  It was cold and it was a little one.  But as I drove I convinced myself, A: I could get hurt by picking them up, B: they wouldn't ride with me as they would be afraid of me, C: they might use the cell phone to call the police saying I tried to abduct them, and D: Oh my, it's black Friday and I have to get to work because I am important.  Needless to say I went to work and didn't offer the ride.  Where in the world have I gotten so callous as to not try to help my fellow man.  Am I under control of the PC crowd where an old man, grandfather of 7 can, but doesn't offer a ride to a mother and her children on a cold day. Good Lord, what in the world have I let these people and this society make me into!  It was truly a black Friday for me as I have felt like a bag of dog dirt ever since. No matter how hard I try can never make it up.  It is so sad.

Pops (:~(

From Right to Left!

I have been somewhat troubled about the recent "Conservative Outrage" over the TSA screening process.  I had previously made a lite comment about it and got no takers.  I was disappointed.  I am a follower of Sean H, brother Limbaugh, Mark Levin and think the perfect woman is a combo of Michelle Malkin and Anne Coulter (with a lot of ABNMOMMA thrown in). This time I vehemently disagree with their slamming criticism of the TSA employees.  They are just flat wrong.  I am siding with most of  the left on this.  Here's why.

Who among us at one time or another hasn't gritted his teeth and done some act we detested because our job required it or our boss said it had to be done.  In this economy who among us wants to take the chance of losing our job.  Daddy used to say there's a rotten apple in every barrel, even the TSA.  That's my point.  We all know of someone who shouldn't be employed in the profession they work in.  There are bad cops, doctors, a ton of evil politicians, retail workers and the list goes on.  Faced with the job of scanning or patting someone down whoamong us is going to say NO! Can you say, Your fired!  These TSA workers are doing what they must to support a family.

Where my favorite "righties" are wrong is they are attacking the workers and NOT the top dogs of the administration.  They need to go after Janet N, barack O, Eric H and the rest.  They are the ones that are making the rules. This administration has a fly by night mentality and doesn't have a clue as to how to run an organization. The TSA, I would say, the majority of the TSA employee, are just trying to feed their family and pay the rent.  If the likes of Sean and Rush don't get off this band wagon they will push the TSA employees right into the SEIU.  Just where the "Right" doesn't need them.    That is why today I am going from the "Right" to the "Left".

On a personal note.  I am so disgusted with myself.  I have become part of the problem and not part of the cure.  Tune is tomorrow when I tell you what I did on Black Friday. You may never read this blog again.

God Bless America,

Pops

Monday, November 22, 2010

Excuse Me Mr. Rockyfeller!!

 I have very mixed emotions about the state of West Virginia.  I am told my ancestors lived there before moving to Ohio in the late 1700's.  ABNMOMMA and I drove the old West Virginia Turnpike to Myrtle Beach on our honeymoon nearly 34 years ago.  They called it a suicide turnpike.  It had 3 lanes up the hills.  One north bound, one south bound and one for the daring to pass.  Jerry West the great basketball player is from West Virginia as is General Chuck Yeager the first man to break the sound barrier.  The "king of pork" Senator Robert Byrd is also from West Virginia (may G-d have mercy on his KKK soul).


Now is seems West Virginia has produced a complete idiot by the name of Jay Rockyfeller!  Mr. Rockyfeller is masquerading as a Senator from the state of West Virginia.  He may very well be masquarding as a human bean!  I say bean because a human being has an IQ.  From his recent comments regarding MSNBC and Fox News there is no possible way he could be smart enough to be a US Senator, regardless of how low the current standards are.
 In a comments at a Senate Hearing on Wednesday, West Virginia Senator (I still believe it's an impostor) stated,

There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC, ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ “*I bid the alleged Senator to read this quote.  Something most grade school children know and call the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION!

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.
— The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


My good friends in West Virginia, please show some type of intelligence.  This past election you voted in a man who was in favor of Cap and Tax.  When Mr. Rockyfeller comes up for election vote this moron O U T.
You deserve better!


OFF COLOR WARNING!
Now if I may comment on the recent uproar regarding the TSA patdown searches.  I am siding with Gloria Allread.  It's been so long since I've been groped I would probably enjoy it!  That is all!


Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers and followers and God Bless this great country called
America!

Pops



*http://katypundit.com/news/fox-senator-jay-rockefeller-wishes-fcc-would-shut-down-fox-news/

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Little Wisdom From a Jewish Fellow

This was received by me this morning when I opened my email.  It's better than any pre "Holiday Season" post I could ever hope to read or write.  Perhaps you may want to copy and paste or  pass it on or just email by blog address to about a million  of your closest friends.  Maybe, just maybe we can start getting the RIGHT message out about the "Holiday Season"

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday  Morning  Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish.  And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees...  I don't feel threatened..  I don't feel discriminated against .. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me.  I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto.  In fact, I kind of like it.  It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu ...  If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea where the concept came from, that
America is an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?  I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the
America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina)..  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response..  She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc..  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school.  The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he's talking about..  And we said okay..

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks o f us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did.  But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.



My Best Regards,  Honestly and respectfully,

Ben S

Pops

Friday, November 12, 2010

News and Notes

Perusing the news from around the world and the good ol' US of  A I found these tidbits.

A California kid is permitted to have an American flag on this bike.  Clik here

Straight kids permitted to where Proud Straight T-shirts to school.  Clik here

President barrack hussein obama handed his ASS on a platter.  Clik here  (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself)

I lost my BUTT on November 2 and went on a world tour.  That didn't work a new czar, hmmm, Clik here 

Piglet Piggy Banks, Now here is something for the animal rights people!  Clik here

And just to prove we are not the only nuts on the planet,  Flat Screen TV's for prisinors.  Clik Here

Finally if all that doesn't get your blood running and your heart rate up you can trade places with me.  Here's my last 19 days in a nutshell.

Returning home from the NASCAR race on October 25, 500 yards from the house a 10 point buck lands on the hood of my car.  Cost $1539

Tonight, returning home in the rental car from Logan delivering some Watkins products a doe hits me and rips the mirror off the passenger side of the car.  Cost, $$$ unknown,  Pride, priceless

Turned on the TV to forget about the two incidents it blows up,  Cost  ????

Oh yes, did I mention the $60 speeding ticket I got for going 54 MPH in a 45 MPH  zone in Virginia, Cost,  I ain't paid it yet! 

At this rate my daughter will take my keys away from me!

Have a good weekend!

Pops

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Old Man's Thoughts

Today was a beautiful day in the Midwest.  The sun shone and the sky was that gorgeous blue with only a very few high clouds.  The temperature was expected to reach 68.  Not a record high for this time of year but good enough for the call of the highway and the Harley was ready.  Most of the morning was spent with a friend who had recently lost his father.  Nothing heavy just drinking coffee on the patio and listening.  I may have missed my calling maybe I should have been a Priest or bartender.  I am not sure what, if anything was accomplished but he left and I thought maybe I had done some good.  Only time will tell.

The Vietnam traveling wall is here in town and with the weather, the call of the Harley and the road it sounded like a good idea.  I have never been to Washington DC and seen the real wall so this seemed like a good thing to do.  I considered taking Jacob but decided it might be best for me to see it by myself.  One never knows what might happen and I might have a moment.  If I did, I did NOT want any witnesses. That's just the way I am so please don't try to psychoanalyze me.

After waiting in line about an hour I got to the beginning of the wall.  Physically it is not an imposing object.  Black with white letters it starts of short about a foot or so in height and ramps up to about five and a half feet in the middle of the wall then back tapering down on the other end to about a foot or so.  A high school band was playing patriotic songs and a choir, high school I suppose was singing also.  Some people were listening.  Some people were standing in small groups of 3 or 4 just talking.  The rest of us,  just standing in line. A single man about my age was in front of me and the same behind me.  We looked at each other occasionally but not a word was spoken.   Almost no  one talking, maybe a small child to his/her parent but even that was at a whisper.  A very quiet line.

As I reached the beginning of the wall I stopped, thought for a moment, said a brief prayer for those who's names were on the wall and began my walk.  I lost some friends in Vietnam but never looked for their names.  Mike Spangler's name is on the wall.  Mike and I played football together in high school.  He was a year older than I was and graduated a year before me.  We doubled dated with two of the prettiest girls in our high school.  At least we thought they were.  Before I graduated the next year Mike was KIA.  Like I said his name is on the wall.  Where, I don't know.  It won't bring him back for his brothers Jerry or Chuck. We won't be double dating any more.  Finding his name seemed a non issue.  I knew it was there and he was gone.

I read names on each of the panels.  Smith, Brown, Gidlow, Pena, Gonzales, some I couldn't pronounce or spell.  I understand there are over 50,000 names on the wall.  I made it a point to read several names on each panel.  As I walked slowly in silence it began to come to me.  With each name is a family of Jerry's and Chuck's just a different last name.  There are girlfriends without boyfriends and parents without sons.  Sisters who no longer have a brother such as my family friend Francine.  Her brother was KIA in 1967.  He like, Mike was 18 and just out of high school.  One time when Francine and I were talking about Jacob she just started crying. She was 12 when her brother died and she remembers it to this day when the family was notified.  She has lost her big brother.  Fifty thousand  names, fifty thousand families, fifty thousand stories

As I finished my walk,  I thought.  I saw English names, German names, Mexican names, Polish names and names I didn't really know what country of origin they may have come from.  I know for a fact black men died in Vietnam.  I know for a fact white men died in Vietnam,  I am willing to bet red and yellow men died in Vietnam, for the cause. I know one more thing.  Regardless of skin color or the country of their heritage  they were one thing......First and foremost they were Americans and they give it all for their county. 

God bless these men and God Bless America on this Veterans Day

Friday, November 5, 2010

This Ain't Gonna Happen!

I know you all have been waiting on my complete and in depth analysis of the election this past Tuesday so here it comes.  It speaks for itself.  Conservative America (most of America) is sick and tired of liberal politics and the "same ol' thing".  The "same ol' thing"  stands for Republican legislators who think they know what's best for America.  The Tea Party has spoken and Democrats and Republicans alike better be listening.  No more politics as usual! 

The Tea Party has done what the Republican Party has refused to do for years.  Sacrifice a few for the gains of many.  Yes, they lost to Harry Reid, and in California and Christine O'Donnell but they put 60+ new people in play.  Eighteen of those specifically backed by the Momma Grizzly herself, Sarah Palin.  The Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and the likes of politicians like Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are forces to be reckoned with and the Republican Party better sit and take notice!

Here's a good way to start.  Having said that, "This ain't gonna happen"  My humble opinion of course.  Pay cuts for the rich!  Err, Congress.  Compliments of "The Hill". Clik Here.  It seems several taxpayer groups think pay cuts are in order for Congress.  Who's going to argue with that.  $174,000 is a little more than I make working for The Home Depot. Probably more than most Americans.  Here again in my ever so humble opinion it would have to be a substantial cut.  A small $5000 token cut ain't gonna get it for me.  I once heard a story, don't know if it's true or not that George Washington had to put his farm up to have the money to go to Philadelphia to his own inauguration.  I believe it was on Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story"  One of you historians can check it out.  Personally with all the benefits I think they should get about a grand a week.

Here's another good reason why these guys and gals need a pay cut.  Let me retract that.  They need a class in morals.  Check out this story on Senator John Kerry, married to the Heinz heiress and multi-million.  He doesn't or won't or can't pay the dock rental on his 7million $$$ yacht!  Oh Please!  Give me a Break.. That said let us not forget Senator Kerry is a Vietnam Veteran.  The one who threw his medals over the Whitehouse fence if I remember correctly.  For the full story from Matt Drudge clik here.

My analysis with is Congress, listen up and pay attention.  Politics as usual is O V E R!

Have a great weekend and God Bless America!

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