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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

MY JOURNEY

0932Hrs.

01/25/11

My journey begins. On the 13th of this month I had Rotator Cuff surgery. Today I am on the way to Florida from the Midwest for 3 weeks of Physical Therapy. My arm in a sling and toting a small bag I was dropped off at the airport by a good friend. I should state I haven’t flown in 20 years. This is to be an experience. Being a good trooper like my son, I packed lite. I booked my flight over the computer and had only a piece of paper to show I was to go on a flight. Walk in, give the paper to the ticket agent, there was only one person in front of me. Yes, sir , may I help you, Thank you sir, gate A4. He points me towards the dreaded TSA agents. Oh please help me!

For all the bad hype on the TSA people I HAVE to say my experience with them was a pleasant experience. Either it was because I am old, fat and ugly and no one want to frisk me or perhaps because my arm is in a sling +. It was yes, no sir, and may I help you sir. For all the recent hype about TSA I found my experience pleasant.

Bloging at 40,000 feet and at about 360 MPH! This so cool for someone who hasn’t flown in years. Especially a professional people watcher. For those of you who have flown you might as well turn the page cause this is likely to go on and on and on. I need to get out more!

I am currently at the ascribe altitude and speed and typing for this post on my blog. I seem to have forgotten how blue God’s sky is or how white the pillow looking clouds can be. Even with the whine of the jet’s engines there is a stillness and even a quietness that seems indescribable at least to this Neanderthal. Surely when one takes time to reflect on this magnificent creation called Earth they must realize there is some Greater Power. I had planed to go on however allow me this. I am just going to sit back, relax and take all His majestic creation in.

God Bless,

Pops

PS My thanks to my wonderful sister and BIL who have graciously provided housing, food, and one of the finest Physical Therapists in Central Florida for these 3 weeks coming. And a second special thanks to my BIL for rigging my computer so I can type and post this post.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Temporarily out of commission

This blog is temporarily out of commission due to shoulder surgery.  Might I suggest you read some of the blogs I follow for your Conservative fix!

Pops

Monday, January 10, 2011

Making Political Hay.....While Gabby Lies in Intensive Care

It doesn't take long for the true colors of some politicians to show.  Some, it seems follow the Rahm, (Rambo) Emanuel philosophy  of "never let a crisis go to waste".  Congressman Robert Brady, clik here seems to be a scholar student of Rahm.  Go to the head of the class Mr. Brady!

Congressman Brady was just on the news (FOX) and stated he plans to introduce a bill in Congress making it a Federal Crime to say anything bad about a federally  elected official. The Congressman states it is illegal to threaten POTUS, ere go, it should be illegal, a federal crime, to threaten all federal officials.  That makes perfect sense.  Since we have one and only one, POTUS,  we should elevate all federal officials to that level.   In other words, what we need in this county are 400+ more people who think they are KINGS! I'm on board for that.  Four hundred plus morons who can't figure out if you spend more $$$ than you take in and borrow more $$$ than you can pay back, YOU WILL GO BROKE!

Congressman, let me clue you into to something.  You are trying to make political hay on the tragedy of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. You si,r are a perfect ASS! (my apologies to those this offends). I saw your interview and never once did you do anything but posture and repeat you "bullseye, crosshairs" talking point. Did you once ask for prayers for the good representative or for the families of the dead or injured?

Right now in my kitchen where Iblog this I am thinking and saying some very bad things about you.  Charge me you godless moron!  Take me to jail for thinking this country would be better without you and those like you.  Charge me you moron! Let me clue you into to some  history.  The reason the Civil Rights Movement was successful was partially because the black community and the white community banded together for a common  cause that was right and just.  Today they band together for a common cause again.  It's to rid Washington DC of despicable people such as you!  Voting you out of office is the common cause.  One other slight issue you might want to think about from out of the Civil Rights Movement. Why it was successful.  There were more people for it than could be put in jail and prosecuted.  Call us THE TEA PARTY.

Is this a post filled with vitriol like you suggest should be punished as a crime or is it just FREE SPEECH.  Think about it you MORON!

For those that read this please, pray for the families of the passed and injured and for  Congresswomen Giffords.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Raising the Debt Ceiling "or" How I Broke America

Raising the Debt Ceiling or  How I Broke America,
by Timothy Geithner

A book by that name would make interesting reading were it not so close to being an actuality in real life, right now.  Written by a man who single handely failed to pay his own tax bill and then blamed it on poor bookkeeping.  A man who with only a little help from barrack hussein obama has all ready run up more debt in two years than the entire country did since its beginning.  A man who, ah hell, you get the drift.  You can read the FOX article here.

Timothy Geithner is calling on Congress to raise America's debt ceiling.  Why?  To be able to borrow more money!  Mr. Geithner states that failure to raise the debt ceiling could cost millions of American jobs.   He further states if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling The United States will not be able to borrow more money to make payments on the money we have all ready borrowed.  Now me,....  I'm just an a good ol' boy from the farmland of Ohio but,.........it don't seem quite right to me to borrow more money to pay for the money you all ready borrowed.  I'm a thinking at some point there's gonna be no one to lend you money to pay off the money that you have all  ready borrowed from them.  Does that make sense?

 According to US Government Spending.com and statistics compiled by Christopher Chantrill not since the war years of 1944 through 1949 has the US debt been at 90% or more of the GDP.  Clik here for the web site to support these facts. You may want to book mark that page as it has some darn good facts on it.  A little deep for me but I know one thing.  If I spend more than I make, at some point I'm going to run out of money.  At the rate Mr. Geithner and the Democrats are trying to spend our grandchildren's money we will be out of money before our grandchildren reach working age!

Everybody is citing the November elections so I guess I will too.  The average American citizen is scared to death.  Not of war, not of famine, not of flame or flood.  They are scared to death of losing everything they have worked or are working for now.  Sadly some all ready have lost their homes.  Some families have lost their jobs and some have lost their pride.   This current administration has got to be held accountable and those recently elected had better learn that and learn it fast!  Compromise is not a word  to be used when dealing with this administration.  Dig your heels in Mr. Boehner and hold your ground. If not, you and those voted in this past election will be voted out and the process will go on and on and on until "we the people" vote in politicians that make the fundamental changes Americans are crying out for.

No raising the debt ceilingNo more bailouts! No more compromises!  I say:

Let the chips fall where they may!

Pops,
Deo Volente

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Is Nothing Sacred?

Ever have one of those nights where you wake up and can't get back to sleep no matter how hard you try?  Well, I did.  Tonight/today, is one of them. In bed by 10:00PM and wide awake by 3:00AM, AND I CAN'T GET BACK TO SLEEP!  I have tried everything I know, cup of Sleepy Time Tea, watching infomercials on the tube and finally my best but last resort, lying on the floor in front of the wood stove like the cat.  Ain't nothing working.  The result, Greg Gutfeld on FOX and t his post.

I am not normally a watcher of Mr. Gutfeld, I like to be sleeping when his "Red Eye" show is on.  However, tonight was, of course the exception.  Mr. Gutfeld and his guests were discussing a Doritos commercial that was apparently to be played during the Super Bowl.  Since it hasn't happened yet, the Super Bowl, this commercial hasn't played and may not be. So why the controversy?  Somehow the commercial  that didn't make the cut made it to the airways and the airways on FOX have made it news.

I invite you to watch the FOX News people discuss this commercial.  Oh yes, why are they discussing it on FOX News?  Well, apparently it uses the Holy Communion as a selling point for Doritos.  Clik here, watch the discussion and see what you think.  Then come back here for my response.  About 10 lines down.  No cheating, I don't want to influence you.





So I lied, its only six lines down. Personally I just quit eating Doritos, PERIOD!  I am sick and tired  of being singled out because I believe in God and hold certain ideas and traditions sacred, Holy Communion is one of them.  I am writing to Frito Lay, the parent company of Doritos at this address, clik here,  and explaining my small but symbolic protest of their tasteless commercial. I wish you would do the same and pass this on to your friends and family.  I know of a Senior in college that has more class than the marketing people at Doritos.  His name is Andy Dalton and you can read about him in my previous post.  He, unlike Doritos/Frito Lays, is a real class act!

Pops

Saturday, January 1, 2011

There is Hope, aka, Andy Dalton

There is Hope!! Double exclamation point!!  Why?  Because "there is hope"  How do I know?  Quite simple, I watched The Rose Bowl football game today.  Follow me for a minute.  I don't really like college football and seldom watch it.  Today being New Years Day if you don't watch football you got stuck with a Dog the Bounty Hunter marathon or Mythbusters Marathon.  Neither favorites in this house ergo, The Rose Bowl.

This to say the least was a challenge for me.  Watch, surf,  watch, surf,  watch, surf,  oh, this was getting bad. Finally about 4 minutes to go and Wisconsin marches down the field to score.  TCU, Texas Christian University, for those of you in Loma Linda, has a 2 point lead.  Wisconsin goes for the 2 point conversion and misses.  Yea! TCU, Texas Christian University, for those of you in Loma Linda. (just in case they didn't get it the first time) TCU gets the ball  on an on side kick and runs out the clock.  TCU wins.

As I said I am not a college football fan.  OK, why the "Hope".  Quite simply, actually, it's not because Texas Christian University, a Christian college won.  It's what happened after the win. As usual the moron sideline sports interviewers were hounding the players for sound bites.  Hey, put this in perspective, you just won the Rose Bowl.  Hey, how does it feel to win the Rose Bowl.  What did you think about blah, blah blah.

Finally one of them interview the TCU quarterback, Andy Dalton.  He says a couple of sentences and then says, "like the Bible says in 1st Peter......".  He then quotes the verse.  On national TV!  A spontaneous Biblical utterance by a Senior in college.  I thought the interviewer was going to pass out.  The look on his face was, PRICELESS.  So folks today a small Christian college beat a Big Ten football team fair and square in a Nationally televised prestigious bowl game and the MVP, quarterback, Andy Dalton, quoted the Bible.  Yes, there is  Hope.  It was just proven.  God Bless us all.

Pops

Post Script.

Check out this article on Planned Parenthood from my good friend and fellow blogger Subvet over at his blog Clik here.

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