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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Had a Thought

I had a thought (yes, I know that's had to believe) today.  Actually I had several. However, one kept coming back to me throughout the course of the day. With all the talk of the Tea Party and the Evangelical Christians swinging the vote to Newt in South Carolina and swinging the vote to Santorum in Iowa.  Just what is a Christian?  What do they believe in that other non-evangelical Americans do not.  I was watching one of the talk shows the other day and the "talking head" said the Tea Party and the Evangelical Christians were willing to "roll the dice" on Newt and lose the 2012 elections to BHO. One thing for sure, I don't think Christians gamble so therefore the "talking head" doesn't understand Christians or he's talking out his.........

But really, who are the Tea Party and Evangelical Christians that are voting for Newt and also casting votes for Santorum?  What makes them different and why?  Finally, just what do they stand for?

I don't know if I would qualify as a formal Tea Partyer (is that a word?) or as an Evangelical Christian.  I do know I was raised in a Christian (Lutheran) church.  We left the Lutheran church several years ago when it became too liberal.  I now attend Greencastle Bible Church, clik here for more info and recorded sermons. (Little advertisement for the good Pastor Flesher.) I just know what I believe in.  I sum it up like this.

I believe in God, Guns and Family (pro life).  You can add to that small government and a strong defense. My question to you and your friends is:  If you consider yourself a Tea Partyer, or an Evangelical Christian or just plan Christian just what do you believe in?  I would really like to know. If you  would be so kind I would ask  you to pass this around to your friends and see if they will answer.  If I get enough responses I'll re-post this with everybody's thoughts.

Thanks gang,

Pops@Conservative Outrage, the blog

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Coalesce





Coalesce?  Coalesce?  What in the world does that mean.  If you have been watching or listening to the news lately you could not have missed the "talking heads" using this word.  Now me,  I'm just a country boy from the farm and ain't had much fetchin' ups 'ceptun  public schools.  That was back in the day after slate and one room school houses.  But, before the liberals took over and you can't play dodge ball, bring your huntin' shotgun to school so you can hunt after school and you need to get a permission slip from little Susie to steal a peck on the cheek the last day of school.  Having said all that my teachers did teach me to ask questions and how to look up a word I didn't know in the Websters Dictionary.  Today I just used Dictionary . Com, although I still have a Websters Dictionary in my office.  


Here's what I found.


Main Word
coalesce [koh-uh-les] Show IPA
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: blend, come together
Synonyms: adhere, amalgamate, associate, bracket, cleave, cling, cohere, combine, commingle, commix, conjoin, connect, consolidate, fuse, hook up with, incorporate, integrate, join, join up with, link, merge, mingle, mix, relate, stick, tie in with, unite, wed
Antonyms: divide, separate 



What I am trying to figure out is why would all these TV "talking heads"  use this word for the Republican Party.  After Mr. Gingrich's victory in South Carolina tonight I would say the system is working pretty well.  Three primary's and three winners.  How much better can that be!  



Gentlemen keep the good fight going.  Keep hammering at one another. Blisters from hard work cause callouses to form and the body becomes tough and more able to take the punishment.. I am reminded of a line from the movie The Ten Commandments .  It went something like this,  the metal must be tempered before it become the hardened steel.  The candidates of the Republican party must be tempered before the winner takes on the worst President this great nation has ever had.


Onward to Florida!  Let the best man (for our country) win! 
 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Well It Ain't Romney!

I guess it's time for me to wade in the the Republican Presidential campaign.  Not that I really am a Republican.  I quite calling myself that years ago.  I call myself  a CCCC or 4C.  All that stands for is Christian Constitutional Conservative Capitalist.  I gave up on the Republicans after I gave up on the Independents after I gave up on Democrats which really wasn't a big deal in my world.  The key is I haven't given up. I haven't given up on the United States of America which I believe many people have.  Having a little experience of what it's like to live in a 3rd world country and having a son who is an Iraqi war veteran I would like to think that gives me a little creditability when I make the statement, "this is the best country in the world in which to live."

The big question that is facing America and the Republican party is not will BHO become a one term President?  The big question is will more people who actually work for a living get off their arses and vote than the people who vote for a living.  That is the real question!  The secondary question is if they do that will they unite under on banner and vote against BHO and for America.  Or, will they put their personal feelings first and split the Republican party which  is the only way out of the BHO mess. I have not made up my mind yet but I have decided on whom I do not want as a candidate.  This list includes but is not limited to:
Donald Trump
John Huntsman
Ron Paul
Chris Christy,  a couple of these guys are playing the ego game.  Namely Trump, Huntsman, Paul and Christy. None of them stand a chance of beating BHO which it the name of the game yet they continue to try to garner headlines, fill their pocketbooks and garner headlines like they are viable candidates regardless of what they say.

It was bittersweet to see Michelle Bachmann drop out of the race as she appears to be a fine woman and a Conservative.  She did do the right thing though as she accepted the facts and knew she would only disrupt the system if she continued.  Mr. Huntsman should do the same thing, in my humble opinion of course.

 Mr. Santorum certainly jumped up and was noticed this week.  He is represented as a "true" Conservative but is noted for "pork barrel" money.  I have a problem with that on one hand.  Then he was elected to represent the state of Pennsylvania in the best manner he could.  Federal money to Pennsylvania is a good thing..............if you live in Pennsylvania................and it's money from the other 49 states.  He's for repealing Obamacare but I'm not sure of his plan.  On his web site I like his "core spending principles"  I didn't see anything that said Social Security would be touched or untouched.  At my age that is a concern however, for my grandchildren it is a major concern they can't do anything about.  

Mr. Gingrich according to darn near everyone appears to be the most intelligent of all the candidates.  He has experience in Washington which will be needed to manipulate the maze the next President will need to navigate undoing Obamacare, regaining the American credibility overseas not only with our allies but with our enemies.  America has always dealt from a position of strength not the cowardice and bowing shown by BHO.  I like his "Day One Plan"  Many of these issues are sorely needed and needed immediately.  On the other hand Mr. Gingrich was a Washingtonian for many years.  Is there a likelihood he will return to the old ways of politics.  He has been out of Washington for a reasonable of time.  As regards to his personal life.  It's not a record to brag about.  Then again to quote a very famous verse, "let those among you without sin cast the first stone".

I liked Herman Cain unfortunately he either was not squeaky clean as it seemed and foolish to think a 13 year affair would not be discovered.  Or, and that's a big or it truly was too much pressure on his family and he put them first.  I don't have the facts and I won't make a judgement.  It reality just how much do we really know about any of these candidates?  How much do we really know about our own neighbors once the door goes closed at night?

Mr. Romney, now there's an interesting man.  Let's see.  I am a billionaire and self made at that. Actually that is a good thing as he at least held a job outside of government and knows what hard work is.  I was a Republican governor of a super liberal state.  I was beat last time and I have been campaigning ever since. Hmmm.  I raised taxes in my state, according to BHO my mandatory state health plan was the model for Obamacare, I supported woman's rights and not the rights of the unborn. All the liberal news organizations want me to be the Republican nominee.  

My daddy had a saying that went something like "a leopard can't change its spots".  That keeps coming to my mind.  My daddy was a pretty smart man if I do say so myself.  One other thing that is bothering me is who is supporting Mr. Romney,  Let's see,
Karl Rove
Former President G H W  Bush
Nikki Haley
Christine O’Donnell
 Former Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire
 Former Sen. Mel Martinez
 Sen. John McCain (Ariz.).
The list goes on and on.  I would point out all of theses save Nikki Haley are old school Republicans.  Several are out of office or you might say unelected. Former Senator Judd Gregg is another Nor eastern liberal who helped with the TARP program and we all know how well that worked out. A couple let's just say are no longer dealing with a full deck due to age or disease as much as I respect them  and the service they gave to our country in their prime. So what's in it for them.  Power people just plain and simple POWER.

This post is not meant to meant to endorse any specific candidate only to explain why Mr. Romney will not get my vote when the time comes for me to go to the voting booth.  The last thing America needs is a RINO for President after BHO.

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