One thing I’ve got to say about those dems. They do love to play by the rules, as long as they get to make them up as we go along. They were the first to alter the rules on the filibuster. Last election, they altered the rules in mass, even though that was against the rules. They claimed it was UN-American for people to challenge the presidential election, though they did it many times before. By the way, they are now challenging the election of a representative. It would seem the rule they made concerning the challenging of elections is that they can, we can’t. Now they want to pack the Supreme Court. I wonder, just what rules will they want to change next?
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.
It would appear that Biden got himself in trouble by not answering the question about packing the court. Of course it did not take long before the dummycrats came to his rescue. In a matter of hours, they completely changed the meaning of “packing the court.”
I guess in the future, the republicans will need to make things simpler. Instead of using the old well established phrase, we need to use the phrase, “increasing the number justices.” Or maybe we can figure out a way to paint a picture.
I would hope they would never be able to change the meaning of that, but then who knows.
Regardless, it is what they do. Sometimes they lie. Sometimes they deceive. And, of course, sometimes, they change the meaning of words. Who knows? One of these days they just might try honesty. They do say it is the best policy.
A false implication is another way to say lie or falsehood. It is when a person uses an implication to say that which they know is not exactly true. The democrats have turned it into an art form.
One implication was that they would have never have blocked a vote by a republican president in his last year of office. I’m not gullible enough to swallow that one. Are you? The truth is that, if the situation were reversed they would have done exactly the same thing.
The other implication is that “We the democrats would never appoint and confirm a justice this close to an election.” You believe that one and I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. They believe in doing or saying anything to protect there right to “Choice.”
The truth is that the democrats would have done the same in both situations. There would be one difference. The media would be right there cheering them on. Instead, the media cry out,”Unfair! Unfair!”
I’ll tell you what is unfair, making my wife and me pay those ridiculous insurance prices that Obama Care forced on us. I’ll tell you what unfair is, recalling all our troupes from Iraq exposing over a million people to slaughter.
And by the way, it is also unfair to spy on an incoming president without cause. Truth about that, that’s not just unfair, that is illegal. Whole bunch of democrats ought to go to jail over that, but they never will. You see some people are above the law. All they need is the news media, a bunch of money and a whole lot of conspirators.
One day I picked up my son from somewhere. I can’t even remember where. Somehow, the subject came around to Smokey the Bear. He corrected me. He said it is now Smokey Bear. It seems someone somewhere decided to change the poor guy’s name and no one even consulted him.
Regardless, Smokey Bear is now his official name. Sorry, I refuse to make the change. The new name doesn’t fit the song. I guess not too many people remember the song. We learned it in school and they encouraged us to be careful with fire. They insisted on fire being nothing to play with.
Now the name is Smokey Bear. They don’t sing the song and I hardly ever see him on TV as I used to. I wonder who decided on that.
When I was in high school, we used the term, employee. Now it is worker. Wonder who made that decision. I never thought of myself as a worker. I considered myself an employee, a man who they payed to work.
Over the years there have been dozens of changes to our vocabulary. So you ask what’s the big difference? Well, if there is no difference, why change it? What purpose is there to it? If I use the old words, why do people look at me as if I have broken the proverbial cardinal rule.
When I use Smokey the Bear in a crowd, two or three people correct me. You try it. You will see what I mean. It is getting to be the same way with the word employee. I have no idea why anyone would get upset with either word but they do.
May I suggest it is part of a conspiracy. Oh, there I go on that conspiracy thing again. Okay. If it isn’t a conspiracy, what is it. Tell me. Why did we change employee to worker. Is it because it is easier to say or spell. More likely it is because it has a slight change in meaning. A worker is not really quite the same as an employee. Smokey Bear is not really quite the same as Smokey the Bear.
More than that, it is control. They are saying, “See what I did. I have changed your vocabulary and there is nothing you can do about it.” Nowadays, it is the little words. Eventually, they will start changing other words in far more meaningful ways.
You see, once they can change the meaning of words, they can start controlling what we think. Guess what. It works. Look at what they are now turning out of our colleges. Look at how they can twist words, in some cases to mean the opposite of what they used to.
Today, it is not a lie unless it impedes progress, as they see it. The indoctrination has become so strong that some people use it to pass lie detector test. I mean, if it is not a lie, why should I feel guilty. Hence the machine records no reaction.
So, nowadays, the democrats, straight-faced look at us and lie. They convince us of it because they, themselves are convinced of it.
Fifty years ago, abortion was regarded as killing. Now, it is just abortion. Some even call it birth control. It is all a matter of vocabulary. Yet the truth is, two healthy people go into an abortion clinic; only one comes out alive.
The mere choice of the word clinic is a bad choice of words. Just what do you call a place where innocent children are killed. I don’t know, but it is certainly not a clinic. A clinic is somewhere where people go to get well. It is a place to be treated for illness. Pregnancy is not an illness. Abortion is not a procedure. Let’s call it what it really is, murder. People use the euphemism so that they can feel better, but the little change in vocabulary does not change the reality.
Just a little aside about Planned Parenthood. It was started by a woman, Margret Sanger, who wanted to rid the world of African-Americans, only she didn’t call them African-Americans. Here’s the news, it is still the primary mission of their so-called clinics. 80% of the clinics are in Black neighborhoods. And you think the democrats have your well-being in mind. They support Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, wants to extinguish Blacks. Hence, I can only assume the democrats want to extinguish Blacks.
If there is a hole in my logic, please tell me. Just why is it that they hide behind the euphemisms? Why do they put so many clinics in Black neighborhoods? Why do they want to keep the African-American population in the least successful schools?
I can’t think of another reason. Can you?
President Trump is trying to put, at least some African-Americans in good schools. And they call him prejudice. The democrats want to keep African-American out of the good schools. And they say they are fighting for them.
Prejudices or not, wouldn’t it be a good idea to elect the one trying to put the Black kids in the best schools?
One day a man starts out from one of the small airfields on the island of Santa Catalina off the coast of California. He starts flying west and hopes to find an airfield soon. In this case, his best hopes are to end up wet. There are no airfields west of Catalina in the range of a Cessna single engine prop.
A woman in Saint Louis boards a south-bound train in hopes of going to Chicago. Eventually, the only place her hopes will get her is New Orleans. Then again, maybe that was where she hoped to go. Many folks prefer New Orleans to Chicago. In general, the weather is better.
Neither of the above stories is true. However, people get turned around all the time. One afternoon, when I pulled out of a Sonic restaurant, I thought I turned west. I hoped, shortly, I would approach my home.
Needless to say, hope didn’t do me any good. On the other hand, when I stood outside my car and saw that the sun was behind me, I realized my error. Strange thing, though I was going east, I was absolutely convinced I was going west.
For me, the problem was doubled. I was getting low on gas and I didn’t see a hope of a gas station anywhere. At least I saw the error and drove north where I would likely find a gas station, which I did after about five miles.
The thing is, democrats like to talk a lot about hope. The problem is that they do this while all the time leading the country in the wrong direction.
It’s just not safe when you put your hope in people who don’t know what to do or how to do it. The fact is that most democrat politicians have never run company. The never met a payroll. In many cases, they never held down a real job.
Obama was a neighborhood organizer. Biden has always been a politician. Before getting into politics, Kamala Harris was a lawyer and, from what I understand, not a very good one. Some would go so far to say she wasn’t very honest either. Are these the leaders on whom we want to place our hope?
One more thing about hope, which is even more important. There are many who hope they will go to heaven who won’t. Satan has sold them a bill of goods. What he offers is a counterfeit faith. It is logical that if he hopes to fool people, he needs to make the counterfeit look very much like the real thing.
I would suggest, that you make sure you have the real thing, not the counterfeit. Hell is a horrible place and forever is a long time. It is a place without hope, ever.
My wife and I went to dinner with my son and his wife. I took out my glasses, which were the expensive type. The lenses were progressive. The more I tilted my head back, the greater was the magnification. Today, I’ve given up on them. My eyes have degraded to the point they don’t help much.
At any rate, I took one look at the menu and got quite a fright. I said aloud that there must be something wrong with my eyes. I couldn’t read the menu.
My son laughed and said, “You’re missing one of your lenses.”
Okay. That was a relief. Sure enough, when I removed my glasses and inspected them, it was easy to see that one of the lenses was missing. Fortunately, it had fallen out while the glasses were in my glasses case. When I shook it a few times, the lens fell out. With a little effort, I persuaded the lens to take its place and I was able to easily read the menu.
In the third chapter of John, Jesus said, “Unless a man be born again, he shall not see the Kingdom of God.”
Today, we don’t give the statement its proper respect. We hear a person is a born again Christian and we pay it little attention. However, we should realize the situation for Nicodemus, the man to whom Jesus was talking. He had never heard the expression before and he was genuinely confused.
With the one statement, Jesus had managed to accomplish three things, that is besides the confusion. First, he stated a fact, one that is just as true today as it was then. It is just as true for us as it was for Nicodemus. Unless a man is born of the Holy Spirit, he will not see the Kingdom of God.
Second, he got Nicodemus’s attention. Sometimes, a little confusion is good. It piques the curiosity and causes us to pay attention. To be sure; Jesus had Nicodemus’s undivided attention.
Third, it challenged Nicodemus’s pride. Pride is a bad thing. God hates it especially because it can and frequently does get in the way of our salvation. Because of pride, we don’t believe we need salvation. Because of pride we think we can provide for our own salvation. Because of pride, some people believe they have no need of God. Jesus was dealing with the pride that separated Nicodemus from salvation, both here and in the following verses.
If I may, I would like to return to Jesus’s first accomplishment, the statement of fact. With the one statement, Jesus excluded many from The Kingdom of God. To be sure, most are far too proud to be born again. Many don’t believe it is needed. Far too many think of it as optional. Some even think it is dumb.
Jesus said it is mandatory. Like it or not, that is the way it is. God makes the rules. Jesus, the Son of God made it clear for one and all. You have choice. Accept his word and be born of the Spirit or don’t believe, which will result in an eternity Hell. If you let your pride get in the way, it is not of God’s doings. It is your own choice.
Finally, as a side note, I would like to relate one more observation. I have had arguments with people who were not born again, that is people who did not accept Jesus as their Savior. I could never understand why they could not understand something I could see so clearly.
…and then it hit me. People who are not born again cannot see anything wrong with abortion because they cannot see the Kingdom of God. They do not see the unborn child as a life. As with my loss of a lens, they cannot see God’s Kingdom because God had not given them spiritual vision. All they see is the worldly view.
Now, you ask, do I see the Kingdom of God? Well, yes. However, my spiritual vision is far from 20/20. To me it is still blurry. There are still many things in this world I don’t understand. I can actually make you a list of them. However, one day I will see them all clearly. God will give me perfect spiritual vision and I will understand it all.
As for those who aren’t born again, they will understand it all too, but from a different perspective. At that point, they will have a different attitude of pride. Unfortunately, it will be too late. If you have heard this all before, then you are already getting a second chance, or maybe a third. You haven’t a reason to ask for another chance. You’ve already had a dozen or so.
One more thing. Unfortunately, we who are born again must live under laws that are made by people lacking spiritual vision. It is, of course why millions of children have been slaughtered in the womb. It is, of course, why none of us is able to get through to those making the laws. To this, there are two solutions. Vote Christians into office. Bring others to Jesus. Help them see the importance of being born again. It is not just for them, but for all of us. It is especially good for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Okay…. lying is bad. Turning a blind eye to robbery, destruction of public and private property, and murder is a whole new dimension. While people rob stores and destroy the shops, Representative Nadler intentionally turns a blind eye. While people are assaulted and even killed, Nadler ignores it. He calls the riots peaceful demonstrations. Then, of course, when the rioters attack law officers who are protecting our courthouses, he blames the marshals for causing the confrontation.
I, for one, am calling for the man, or should I say monster, to turn in his resignation immediately. Either he is in favor of all the above or he is ignorant of it. I don’t know which is worse. Either way he is not fit to set foot on the floor of the house.
Moreover, the dummycrats are aiding and abetting. I saw AG Barr testify yesterday. I saw as they asked questions with false premises and expected a yes or no answer… this under oath. Then, of course, any time he tried even the shortest explanation, they cut him off and said, “Reclaiming my time.”
The truth is, they had no intention of hearing anything the Attorney General had to say. They just wanted a platform from which to launch their vile lies and belittle a good man. The truth is they all should be ashamed but that will never happen. The have no shame. They have no conscience. All they want is to destroy the president who foiled their plans to take control of the nation and then, the world.
I have also watched the news coverage on many channels after the AG Barr’s testimony. It has become clear to me that, with a few exceptions, their goal is to hide the truth. Clearly they have chosen their side and, for a news agency, that is not a compliment.
For those of whom I spoke, there is no hope to rejoin the human race. For those who believed them, there is little hope them as well. If you have hopes of being taken over by one world government, you will be in favor of the above. For those in favor of freedom, it is time to make them your foes. They have already made you their enemy.
Life, Liberty, and Property. They are three things worth fighting for.
Originally I was going to use Land for the third word but it simply wasn’t quite inclusive enough.
When life is considered, it is very important that a person consider more than his own life. There are the lives of family, friends and countrymen. When our forefathers went to war to be free from England, their thoughts certainly were for more than themselves. Those who gave their lives in the Pacific and on the shores of Normandy had more than their own lives in mind.
Liberty is the one of the three that cannot be measured but it is just as important. Indeed, it is for liberty that our forefathers died. Liberty is one of those things that makes life worth living. To be sure, living without liberty is no more than existing.
In the US Constitution, one of the amendments insures that property cannot be taken from us without good reason. And, of course, when property is taken, the government must pay proper compensation. This certainly applies to land but also any property. It gives individuals something to work for and if the government can just take it from us without reason, it would destroy the desire to work.
In a true communists regime, none of the above is permitted. All is shared, even with those who won’t work. As such, all socialists government must establish methods that force people to work… either that or provide some other reward. Then again, all rewards may be taken back by such a government at any time.
If you truly study the Constitution for a while, you will easily see that before the socialists can take over this country, they must first destroy the Constitution. The Constitution and socialism cannot co-exist within the same country.
And so it is that communists use the Constitution to subdue the US. They also use deceit and lies. On top of that, they use fear in the form of political correctness. After all, if you say anything against socialism, you are in danger of losing friends or you job. Failure to see this now may very well lead to losing your life, your liberty, or your property. Conceivably, you could lose all three.
In addition they drive wedges between segments of the populace. They make the poor hate the rich and they take advantage of the anger of the minorities. They love to promise Utopia but they will only give you a modified feudal system. Only those inside the government will have any privileges.
It is time to put the socialists in their place. It will take votes. It is not enough to beat them by a little. We must beat them soundly. We must do this in 2020 and in every election afterword. We must do this nationally, statewide and locally. It is the problem with those socialists; they are persistent. They keep coming back. They have taken our schools. They have taken our unions. They have taken over the news media and they are fixing to take our government… if we don’t stop them.
If they should takeover, their is but one reason. It will be that they caught the voters sleeping on the job. Then, when they awake, they will realize the nightmares have just begun.
In the Marines, I learned the phrase to mean dealing with the enemy at close range, generally with or without weapons. Let’s face it, though the rifle is the marines best friend, sometimes it runs out of ammo. Sometimes, the enemy closes to a point that shooting him is not an option. The one who walks away from such an encounter is likely the one best prepared for it. Also, of course, it does very much depend on the frame of mind. A hesitation of a fraction of a second can determine who lives to fight another day.
This post, however, mostly has nothing to do with the subject.
You see, one of the methods the dummycrats use to gain power is the giveaway method. While they give with one hand, they take with the other. They convince many to look to the government for provision. To date, we have at least a dozen or so giveaway programs…money for nothing.
In some regards, this can be good. People who have genuine disabilities have needs and we are a generous people. In many other countries, the blind must resort to begging. (In this country, perfectly healthy people beg.) However, when people without handicaps make it a point to rely on handouts to live, it causes problems.
Most important, it makes it more difficult for those with real needs. When people approach me for a dollar for gas to get home, I tell them to get a job. Okay. Maybe they really need the dollar. Maybe they really have a temporary problem. The thing is, for every one that has a real problem, likely 20 beggars are using deceit. They are professional beggars and the ruin it for those who really have hit a bump in the road.
Nowadays, we have another form of begging, the government dole.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the only folks who asked for handouts were people who really need them. My guess is that at least 2 out of 3 people could make it on their own without being a drag to society. (not based on any facts) They see the opportunity and they grab it. Some feel a little guilty at first. Then they look around and realize that they are far from being alone. Indeed, many are even more guilty.
Their is however, a more menacing problem. The government owns those who are on the dole. It means, if you want to continue to receive your payments, you must jump through the right hoops. Worse yet, you must vote for the right people. I mean, what happens if and when someone gets into office that expects able-bodied people to go out and get a job?
The check you receive from your Uncle just might also be your leash. Just maybe, before you cast your next vote, you might reverse your thoughts. You might start asking the question, which candidate might cause you the most harm. For as soon as the sun rises each morning, the dummycrats’ ultimate goal is to control you. With the one hand they give. All the time, they are getting ready to take your money and your freedom from you with the other hand.
The thing is, it is not just your freedom you are selling, but everyone’s. I guess, in a way, it really is hand to hand combat. Only it is not our lives at stake, but our liberty. Only, from this fight no one will walk away but those who have control. Once the dummycrats have their control, they will take away the free-everything and make you work. The thing is, they will also pay less.
You doubt my word, study your history. It is how they took over Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela. Read “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx. He lays out the whole roadmap and the socialists follow it to the letter. They have told us how they will take us over and they succeed even though we know their plans.
And, by the way, it really isn’t about socialism. It isn’t even about communism. Truth be told, those who are trying to take over could care less about either of them. They are just convenient tools they use.
Their real goal is control. To gain that control, they give with one hand while they take with the other. Of course, they don’t this with their money, but with ours. Still, people blindly follow. It is the oldest scam in the world. They dupe by promising something for nothing. It has worked since the beginning of civilization. It is a proven method and they have honed it to a grand and treacherous scheme which is based on the false doctrine of communism.
(side note: it is in the Marx’s writings that you find “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Some try to attribute it to the Bible, but it is not there. It sounds good, but it is folly. Every place it has been tried it failed, including China. Without stealing ideas from other countries, they would still be using abacuses for banking.)
In the end, it is simply another power grab, a new dictatorship. However, this time, it just might go worldwide. This would mean that the freedom our fathers fought for will cease. It will be no more. It won’t even exist in history. Those in control will make sure of that.
By the way, I write books. You can find my books on amazon.com/author/story_teller. The reason I bring this up here is that I wrote several books with the concept of controllers and floaters in them. Unfortunately, there are no floaters, but if there were, they would take on the controllers and keep them, so to speak, under control.
The books are not a series but simply a ‘group’. They can be read in any order. However, I would suggest starting with, “The Floater.” It is the first one I wrote and it establishes some premises.
You can preview most Kindle books on your Kindle, computer and, or many other platforms. You can do this simply by clicking on the book you want to preview. On the other hand, you can simply download the preview. Neither will cost you a dime. If you should decide you want to order any of my books, most of them are on paperback as well as Kindle, You will save by using the Kindle format, which, again, can be read on computers as well. By the way, you can also download them to most of your phones. I know. I tried it and it works well. Oddly, I found it very easy to read. I even considered using the phone instead of my Kindle. It would save carrying around two devices. I abandoned it though. Reading on my phone really caused a drain on my battery. Also, the Kindle has a few features that the phone doesn’t.
Listen? I can’t believe myself. A couple of decades ago, someone would have considered me crazy for suggesting that you read a book on a phone. Strange thing these new phones. You can read books, play games, send e-mails and oddly, some people even use them for talking. There was actually one case where I saw two people talking to each other on the phone…while they sat across a table from each other.