What They Don’t Say

Something I have repeated a number of times is that the most successful way to fool someone is not so much by what is said, but by what is not said. It is certainly one of Satan’s most effective methods. When he was tempting Jesus, he quoted scripture, the ultimate truth. However, Jesus quoted scripture back at him, the parts that Satan decided to leave out.

And so it is that, repeatedly, I hear the covid19 stats quoted over the TV and radio. They keep talking about how the infection rate is climbing. On some occasions they point out that the hospitals are getting crowded.

They like to leave out the part that the rate is partially increasing because of the large number of tests run daily. I say, partially, because, some of the increase is real. However, the increase is not as great as the numbers would indicate, not nearly. If you’ll recall, the City of New York was running out of beds. It is only recently that the city had to open the emergency hospital built by President Trump earlier.

I don’t know, but my best guess, for what it is worth is that the real increase is about 30-40% of the apparent increase. This can be guessed by the number of cases that result in hospitalizations.

There is, however, another far more important deception. In every instance that they report the deaths, it is the accumulative deaths. I have never heard anything about the daily deaths. Guess what? It is has been under 2000 a day for the last few weeks. There were several days that it was at or around 800.

Any number of deaths is bad, to be sure. There is no need to repeat the overused statement. However, in this case, it was a stat purposely left out to deceive you. Considering there are 230 million in the US, if my math is right, that is less than 5 people per million.

I don’t like reducing people to statistics, but it is the democrats that insist on it. Every day they shout them from the highest hilltop. The problem is that they don’t call the whole truth out. They like to keep part of it from us.

When I sat down to write this, the first thing I did was to look up the stats. It took me about 20 minutes to find our the daily deaths. It seems no one wants me, or anyone to know the little secret. It might not be hidden, but it isn’t well displayed either.

What does all this mean? Guess what? The doctors are figuring it out. They are finding meds that work. They are finding ways of fighting off the horrid virus.

Oh! One more thing! There is nothing in the stats that explains how many died of other ailments, or maybe even accidents. Such things have a tendency to skew the facts.

So next time a democrat tells you something, you just might want to ask yourself just what it is they are not telling you?

If I Only Knew

If I Only Knew

How many times have we heard, “If I only knew.”  I’m sure you have used the partial phrase a time or four… maybe even a few times more.  I know I’ve used the phrase at least a dozen times- before I reached adulthood.  I’ve used it a few times more since then.

To be sure we all would benefit from being able to see into the future.  I guess the one thing that would have affected me the most was the knowledge of my allergies.  Had I known that my allergies were as bad as they are, I could have avoided going into the military.  More than that, had they known, they would not have accepted me.

So, if my draft status was something less than 1-A, I likely would have gotten a job in an electronics company as an electronic technician and maybe finished college.  That might seem like a small thing, but there were so many things that it would have changed in my life.

I just might still be living in southern California and going to the beach on weekends.  I would have made far more money and I likely would not have traveled so much.  I would have never learned how to shoot an M-14 and I would have never learned what it was like to have mortar rounds come in on us at Da Nang nightly.

I would have never walked one day of guard duty and I would have never met many fine men.  The list of things it would have altered even boggles my mind.

I knew it seemed I had many colds compared to others, but I never figured it was allergies.  Then a few years after I left the Corps, I went to see an allergist.  He said he never saw anyone who as allergic as me.  And here I sit in one of the worst places in this country for folks with allergies.

Oh well.  It only bothers me during spring and fall.  The rest of the time I’m fine.  I would really be better off if I worked at sea, no pollen.  The problem with that is that I don’t like the idea of being away from land for weeks at a time.  Worse, I am a poor swimmer.

At any rate, I got to thinking what it would be like if our officials knew things in advance.  If President Trump knew that that virus was going to come out of China, he could have sealed the borders far sooner and we would not have lost as many people to the pandemic.  By the way, there would have still been a pandemic but the US would not have participated.  And, by the way, the democrats would have still called him xenophobic.

Every day, the news would be full of accusations of the horrid things that President Trump had done.  Instead of holding him up as a hero, the media would be full of remarks of how horrible a monster he is.

Maybe the first President Bush would have benefited from foresight too.  He could have had a few dozen B-52s lined up and ready to drop bombs on the Iraqi army the instant they stepped foot into Kuwait, the bombs would have rained down on them so hard they would turn tail and head north again.

We likely would not have lost one American life.  None of our soldiers would have won any medals.  It would have cost far fewer dollars.  And, by the way, the Iraqis losses would have been fewer too.  It all would have been over in hours, no more than a day.  There would not have been a need to send in troops and there would have been no need to set up the no-fly zones.

It is true that a horrible man would still rule Iraq, but that could be managed without destroying the country.  Let’s face it, in a way; Iraq is worse off today than when we arrived.  That should not do things that way.

I like to think most of those abusing drugs would benefit from seeing into the future.  If they were to see the damage that the drugs would do to their lives and the lives of their loved ones, just maybe they would not take that first drink.  Maybe they wouldn’t smoke that first marijuana joint.  Maybe they would take that first dose of cocaine or heroin.

I like to think that but I might be wrong.  Some people don’t care about the damage.  They are simply drawn to the poison without regard for themselves or others.  After all, they are forewarned and still travel that path to destruction.  All the while, they say they can stop any time they want.  The problem is that after a while, they never want to give it up.  Their whole outlook on life changes.  Nothing but nothing is more important than that drug, regardless of which one it is.

By the way, of all the drugs, I’m told the worst is alcohol.  Yet it is the one poison encouraged at office parties.  Then when a person becomes dependant on it, they are fired and classified as useless to society.

The military is the worst.  I really respect Chester Puller, Marine hero, but he honestly suggested beer machines in every barracks.  Maybe that is a good idea, but if he could see the future, I suspect he would have never made the suggestion.

Every year, alcoholism costs the military more than all the drugs combined.  It ends the career of many men who would otherwise be good marines.  Instead, they are discharged with other than honorable conditions.  Then, the rest of their lives are ruined.

I suspect people wonder why I am so dead set against drugs.  After all, it is a decision that we all make for ourselves.  It is a decision that we live with one way or the other.

The problem is that drugs take the decision away from us.  It is one of Satan’s primary weapons.  People who are under the control of drugs can’t make important decisions.  The one most important decision, to accept Jesus as Savior, is never made.  And so, because of the drug, people spend eternity in hell.  Actually, it is not because of the drug but because of the decision to reject Jesus.

When a person dies without Jesus, it is not just the rest of their life.  We are talking about eternity.  Many make light of it by saying such things as, “See you in hell.” but it is the most important decision a person can make.

So please, think it over a little before you encourage others to partake in your habit.  You aren’t just ruining the other person’s life but his eternity as well.  (And you will pay for misleading others.)

If you could see the future, you would know.  God knows the future and he has told you.  If you ignore him and chose hell, you have no one else to blame.  Then, you will spend eternity thinking, “If I only knew.”

The Fox and the Dinosaurs

One of the nice things about getting cable was getting Fox news.  It was the only place I knew that I could get the news from my perspective.  I read the other day that Fox is losing favor with conservatives.  Other than a few programs such as Hannity and a few other shows, the network is becoming more liberal by the week.

Of course there are other networks and I have started watching them more frequently.  That character that has that Sunday morning show would be quite at home on any of the regular networks.  He might even be welcomed there.  His two predecessors were far better, especially Tony Snow.

The way I figure it, Fox is making a big mistake.  If they abandon their viewers, the viewers will abandon Fox.  Also, they aren’t likely to pick up too many liberal viewers.  The conservative hosts will likely find another home, then Fox News will go the way of the dinosaurs.

Then again, that might not be so true.  There is evidence that the dinosaurs lived.  Within a decade or two, there might not be any evidence that there was ever a Fox News.

It is a shame but I guess it is so true, without good skipper, the ship will falter, regardless of the crew. As the leadership has changed, so has Fox News.

Progression

  1. There was absolutely no voter fraud.
  2. Well, maybe there was a little fraud.
  3. There was not enough fraud to make any difference.
  4. Maybe there was enough fraud to overturn one state, but not the election.
  5. Well, possibility, there was enough to overturn the election, but Trump doesn’t deserve another term.
  6. Okay, they really muffed it, but it was all just a bunch of mistakes. No one did it on purpose.

There is an old saying around computers. I don’t know who first said it, but I suspect anyone who has been around computers any length of time knows it, “To err is human. To really mess things up it takes a computer.”

Certainly this election has proved the case. It would seem that there are more votes in some precincts than there are people, let alone qualified voters.

Fraud certainly is not new. Long before computers men were finding ways of cheating. After the Civil War, Black people were paid to vote 8 or 10 times. The Black man shouldn’t be blamed. He didn’t know any better.

You would think, after 200 years we’d start figuring out ways of keeping elections honest. The problem is that the democrats don’t want it to be honest. If they couldn’t cheat, how could they win?

Nonetheless, the voting machine has added a whole new dimension to cheating. The advantage of the computer is that it is fast. Hence, it allows the democrats to cheat much faster. Moreover, the computer leaves no paper trail. No matter how many times you do a recount, it always comes up the same. …another computer adage. GIGO (Garbage in, garbage out)

Apparently, that was not enough, because this time, they came up with the mail in ballot. This is where, if I find a ballot in the mail, even if it is not addressed to me, I can fill it out and send it in.

Apparently, there were many folks who did this. People, when they arrived physically at the pole, they said, you can’t vote. You already sent your ballot in. Now, how did that happen?

…and the story continues. Indeed, it might be the downfall of The United States. Abe Lincoln warned us of it. He said that if this nation will fall, it will be from within. It just might be that the warning turned to prophecy.

Oh, yes. One more thing. THE REPORTERS WERE IN CAHOOTS WITH THE DEMOCRATS RIGHT UP TO THEIR ELBOWS, OR MAYBE SHOULDER. It is ever conceivable that they were partially be hind it.

The Tenth Commandment

Thou Shalt Not Covet

Most of us have heard of The Ten Commandments, even though nowadays, we are no longer permitted to place them in the public square.  It would seem they cause great harm to certain people of a certain persuasion.  Maybe they don’t like the idea that they make them feel guilty.  I don’t know.  I can only guess.

However, for the sake of argument, even for those who refuse to believe in God, there is great wisdom in the ancient laws that is indisputable.  Take for instance, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”  I know.  It is one that is particularly difficult to follow.  Yet, if we all did, every venereal disease would fade away in fifty or sixty years.  AIDS would be gone in thirty.

Maybe God had a reason for the commandment.  Just maybe he had our good in mind.

Certainly, even the staunchest atheist would have to admit the good of two of the commandments, “Though shalt not steal,” “Though shalt not murder.”  Would it really hurt if we posted these two commandments everywhere?  Don’t you think we could all tolerate at least these two?

I am sure most atheist parents taught their children not to lie.  I would hope so anyway.  Maybe it was a good idea that our Lord decided to include it in his law.

The first four commandments have to do with our relationship with God.  The first two have to do with idols.  If there is no God or god, why should we worship any god?  Many horrible things happened to people chasing after false gods.  How many died with that stupid Jones character down in South America.  Maybe it would have been a good thing to tell them that following a false god is a bad thing.  Frequently, as in this case, it ended in death.

I would like us to consider especially the tenth commandment.  Not too many do.  I rather call it the forgotten commandment.  I mean everyone knows most of the others, even the most defiant atheist.  However, I would suspect many people don’t know the tenth commandment.  Even if they do, they likely have discussed it very little.

First, it is different than all the others in that it is completely within the mind.  “Thou shalt not covet.”  Okay.  Let’s say you covet your neighbor’s ox.  Is anyone going to know it unless you admit to it?  If someone covets your wife, there is no way of really knowing it, though you just might have a good guess.

Speaking of coveting, I would love to be able to sing like Bing Crosby did.  Now he had a very nice voice.  When I try to sing, it encourages others to leave.  I would like to be able to play a musical instrument.  Leroy Anderson could play half a dozen, very well.  I can’t even play anything on those organs that have those cheat markings on them.  Well, I can play a player piano, as long as I have a few of those neat scrolls.

The one thing I can do with music is enjoy it and do, very much.  I enjoy a wide variety of it from the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan to Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel and a lot in between.

The real problem with coveting is that it is generally the seed of many other sins.  Before a person steals or murders, it usually starts with coveting.  I’m sure I don’t need to explain it all.  All of us have coveted that which another has.  It rarely ends well.  Many times, it ends with hard feelings.  Sometimes, far worse.

Now.  Let us take a quick look at President Trump.  Many have accused him of wanting to make a fortune from his office.  Ironically, he of all people had no reason to lust after the money and power.  He had far more money and power before becoming president.  On the contrary, he sought the job for the good of America and Americans.

On the other hand, the democrats wanted to destroy him because of jealousy.  They coveted the power he had so that they could tell others what to do, so that they could tap into the wealth.  In the end, in this case, the disobedience of the tenth commandment might end in this nation, as we know it.

Ironically, it won’t be the sin of theft or murder that will bring us down, but coveting.

By the way.  I would suggest you all read The Ten Commandments, even those who hate them.  In them is great wisdom.  Why should anyone fear wisdom?

Pizza

Nowadays, when I want a good quick pizza, I head for Subway. I know. It’s a place that makes sandwiches but they make personal size pizzas too. More than than that, it only takes them a few minutes.

Last night, I ordered one for my wife and one for me. I left the place with pizzas and drinks in hand in about 10 minutes. Some of that was spent at the register and filling the drinks.

They do call them personal size, but I could barely finish mine and my wife ate about half of hers. In our youth, we would have had to order 3 pizzas. Nowadays we have drastically cut back on our eating. (Oddly, we still gain weight.)

At any rate, they were both pepperoni. Mine had bell peppers, onions and olives on it. If either of us had wanted more, they had a wide selection of things they could have piled on them. It is kind of a secondary advantage. They make it to taste, though I guess the pizzerias likely do have a little more of a selection.

After they were prepared, the woman working there popped them in the oven. About two minutes later, they came out piping hot.

By the way, the price was decent too, a little over $10.00.

So the next time you want a personal size pizza, you might want to consider going to a place that makes sandwiches.

Side note: I neither work for nor was I paid in any way for this. I just think when I find a good thing, I should let others know about it.

Voter Fraud

In my previous post, I suggested that all cases of fraud large or small should be prosecuted. I took a few seconds to look up the penalty of voter fraud on the Net. As near as I can figure, a person can be fined up to $500 and be imprisoned up to 2 years for each offense.

It doesn’t seem like much. I would prefer it to be more. As for one woman who was a social worker, she is likely wishing it were less. I just heard on the news she is being charged for 135 offenses. It is conceivable she could spend the rest of her life in prison.

As far as I am concerned, she should. Unfortunately, it will likely be less than 10 years, maybe less than 5. She is likely a democrat, which means she can break the law. She might get off with nothing more than a warning.

Much or Little

I keep hearing this thing, “There isn’t enough fraud that it effected the outcome of the election.”

SO WHAT!

Are we supposed to ignore the crime because he didn’t quite cheat enough? Are we supposed to give him a pass because he affected just one vote? In my opinion, anyone cheating during any election should be tossed in the hoosegow for a while or maybe a little longer.

…and by the way. Don’t try to convince me that Biden doesn’t know about it. He might not have instigated it. He might not be coordinating it. But he does know about it and he likely encouraged it.

Lie Detectors

In my youth, I often considered how nice it would be to be able to place a device on a person’s forehead that would light up every time the person lies.

Lately, I reconsidered it. Such a thing on the forehead of a democrat would be redundant. There is simply no need for it.

Remember the Three Monkeys?

I hadn’t heard about them lately, but when I was younger, they were a common subject. One monkey covered its eyes and the caption under it was, “See no evil.” The second one covered its ears and the captions was, “Hear no evil.” The third one had its hands over its mouth with a caption of, “Speak no evil.”

The original concept has little to do with what I have to say today. Yet, it still applies. Obviously, if you have your eyes covered, you will see no evil. If you have your ears covered, in theory, you will hear no evil. Finally, if you keep your mouth covered, you will speak no evil.

The above is true whether or not it is good. For instance, the witness who covers his eyes cannot see the robbery, and hence he is no help to the police in finding the thief. Strangely, many witness act as the monkey with his eyes covered. When the policeman asks if he saw or heard anything, he assumes the position of the third monkey and clams up.

On the other hand, there are those who are intentionally blind. They close their eyes and ears to the crime that occurs right in front of them because they benefit, or they believe they will benefit from the crime.

Four F.I.S.A. false applications were submitted to the court and no one, but no one seems to know how it happened. It is sort of an extension of the three monkeys, “Read no evil.” Maybe we can say they were all doing there imitation of Sergeant Schultz in the old series, Hogan’s Heroes, “I see nothing. I see nothing.” I would guess that the whole of the seventh floor of the FBI is maned by hundreds of clones of Sergeant Schultz. The alternative thought is that they were a bunch of monkeys covering their eyes. You take your pick. Either way, by their own admission, they neither saw, heard or knew anything. I guess we must conclude that they covered their eyes for all four applications.

So now we are in the midst of a post election fog. The democrats have completely destroyed the faith the majority of us had in our election process and all the democrats can say is that they see no evidence of fraud. Of course they don’t. They are assuming the position of the monkey and they are covering their eyes. Guess what. If you close your eyes, cover them and look away, of course they see nothing. (There is no one so blind as those who will not see.)

Some say, there is very little fraud. That’s stupid. Are we supposed to ignore a crime because there is so little of it. Every person who commits fraud in an election should be prosecuted. Moreover, if a pattern develops, we must assume there is someone behind it.

If we find a broad pattern of it, as is now developing, it only stands to reason that the democrats are behind it. All those who disobeyed the law should be investigated and prosecuted, especially if they were sitting in a big luxurious office with his feet propped up at the time of the crime.

It just might help them and others see better during the next election. Of course, there is no need for Biden to do anything wrong. The country is full of people who gladly do it for him, possibly to the point of going to jail.