Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

It's Have a Nice Day Thing

Dear America,

this has been some spring break...
by just the sound of it, you would think it would be all pina coladas and lounging by the pool.

but no.
between pet sitting a fine little pooch named Simon 24/7 and my man having a little surgery...there is no such thing -- even an utter -- of spring and break in the same sentence.

[but of course, whisky is made for days like this, days like this]

I consider it perfect timing to be so overwhelmed I can't see straight --- for the headlines are so horrendous, and so all over the place...to narrow things down to just one little thing, or two, worthy of highlighting in this lowly little spin of yarn would be an exercise in futility, leaving this girl so spun tight, she would surely fall down in a wicked purple haze... so not even going to try.

So please, allow me to lead you astray....
Close your eyes, 
feel a cool breeze brushing over you, 
and in an instant, 
when I say "click," 

you say
yes please.


Rethinking Nice.

What a provocative thought...

and a perfectly nice way to start and stop on a day.

Cuz I gotta run.  Have a nice day. (mean it)

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It's a Love and Hate of State Thing

Dear America,

Is this what the founders had in mind?
Is this what the founders had in mind?

i have a serious love/hate relationship with this president; i mean, like, it's bad. it's bad.

it's like that commercial, when the actors say the same thing, but playing off a contrasting context -- like the girl walking out to her brand new car, saying, "is this is my car?!  this is ridiculous!" all excited -- while the guy walking out to find his car jacked up on cement blocks, with the tires missing, says "is this is my car?! what?  this is ridiculous!" and about to have a heart attack.  Thank you, State Farm.


is this is my president?!  this is ridiculous!!
is this is my president?!  this is ridiculous!!

is this is my country?!  this is ridiculous!!
is this is my country?!  this is ridiculous!!

thank you, state farm -- as in, this state of all states, with fifty in all--  and, including the back forty, making a farm the size of  300 million, plus farm animals, and then some; some days it feels like we are all being raised in a barn, while other days, we're all winning first prize at the State Fair.  And all the while, the pendulum keeps swinging, the markets keep freaking, the fat ladies keep singing, as the carnival of all carnivals, large and small, keeps attracting the crazies and the people who just love to watch the spectacle... 

there's something to be said for the this president -- 
of the guy who seems to wake up every single day with the confidence to keep shaking things up, to keep asking the tough questions -- like, is this my border? As in the very border marking the sovereignty of this nation,  the nation that he swore upon the Holy Bible to secure and protect.

And -- is this my market?  As in the very market place built upon the shoulders of Americans, using the resources and investments of Americans, for the express service and benefit of Americans...if not for all people from around the globe.

this is all about positioning
this is all about posturing
this is all about re-setting, as if with a little red button, a new approach.

For the most part -- every tactic this president takes is about salesmanship.... like, taking the audacity of hope, and kicking it up a notch or two... or make that a lot.  (like a lot.)

The art of the deal is not only about the deal, itself, it's also about setting precedence for the deal down the road that we don't even know about,  the one we can't see from the rocking chair, sitting on the porch, that surrounds the house, that sits on the farm, that we built (even if it's not a farm, but a remodeled mid-century condo with recessed lighting and all, somewhere, like, sex in the city style -- or perhaps like that of a prized homestead, in ranch style, with three bedrooms and two and a half bath, sitting in the middle of suburbia...).

And yet, for a guy who loves the free market so much -- his perspective sometimes reveals a few flaws... as in, questioning the free enterprising genius of Amazon, getting lost in the hay  with the Bezos/Washington Post association and the constant manure shoveling of fake news, and for simply picking and choosing when to follow the rule of law and when to just chuck it. 

The thing is, America is all about whatever the free market makes or breaks!  The marketplace is meant to be FREE flowing.  Which means, the commingling of supply and demand determines price, which ultimately creates profits and losses, and in the most enterprising way, leaves all possibility for success in the hands of the consumer.  The consumer is always at choice to buy it or not to buy it; the consumer has ultimate control of the winners and the losers.

Since election day,  the voters have expected Trump to be a president who DOES NOT pick winners and losers; his win was, in part, about draining the congressional swamp of crony capitalists; his win was, in part, all about bringing America back to all of its free market glory! Like, hello.... MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

Yes, we want trade to be fair.
And yes, we want Amazon.

We want the goods.
And yes, it is up to the consumer on what the consumer decides to read, too.

I do like this post from Politico, posted just today by Jack Shaffer, "Trump is Right. It is the Amazon Washington Post."

To save you time and money, let me just cut to the finish --

"Trump’s bullying works best against flawed or weak adversaries like Hillary Clinton and Mexico. But when rumbling against the strong and confident, his record ain’t so good. In Business Insider, Josh Barro predicts that Trump will lose his stupid fight with Amazon, which is far too popular with consumers for him to successfully demonize it. People delight too much in Amazon’s convenience, selection, low prices and cheap delivery. They willingly deserted the shopping malls Trump says he wants to “save,” and they don’t want to go back. If Trump can’t demonize Amazon, he won’t be able to demonize Bezos. And that means he will fail to demonize the Post, too."

and from Josh Marshall @ Talking Points Memo:
"But the bigger point is that it’s not really about McCabe or Amazon. Having a sitting President launching scathing personal attacks on a federal law enforcement officer and demanding his firing or imprisonment for personal and political motives is wildly outside the norms that govern the American system. Similarly, a President who routinely threatens prosecutorial or regulatory vengeance against private companies because they are not sufficiently politically subservient to him personally is entirely outside of our system of governance. At present, Donald Trump is an autocrat without an autocracy. The system mostly resists his demands because it’s not designed to operate that way and we have centuries worth of norms that are remarkably resilient. But systems change. And it’s clear that ours is already starting to change under his malign influence."
[and yes, I hear you, Always Trumpers thumping; don't hate -- just making my own talking points, k?]

SO about this thing Josh calls "malign influence;" seriously?

Josh -- just how would you characterize the last eight years under Obama...the president famous for the phrase, "we are five days away from fundamental transformation" and followed through with it.  Hello?...  Transformation R US, Inc.:  born and raised, grass fed, to fill the bellies of the masses anyone?  You didn't see the "autocrat without an autocracy" under Obama, now did you?  huh.

Big Influence of Big Government is winning...it's we the people who seem to be just taking turns loving and hating it...and that's surely not what our founders intended!

Is this what the founders had in mind?
Is this what the founders had in mind?

But like I said at the top.

There are good days and bad days for this girl under the influence of this president.
Some days there is just more to love than hate; other days, not so much.

It's enough to make a girl crazy.
But more than that, guessing Josh and I will just take turns on the tractor.

Make it a Good Day, G





Wednesday, March 28, 2018

It's About America's Bait Society Thing

Dear America,

local humor...
"Too many squirrels become a nuisance. 
They quickly grow dependent on handouts, 
lose their fear of humans 
and boldly approach them, 
their picnic areas and coolers 
looking for food."

thank you, San Diego Union-Tribune for that earth-shattering reality check.

ya think?

of course, when putting that same concept in the context of federal/state welfare programs, suddenly common sense gets overrun with political correctness run amok.

but must confess, after a drive thru the In N Out, in Carlsbad, many a time (best burgers on the planet, btw), feeding a squirrel a french fry, or two, just seems so natural...in the natural.  

but I digress, 
as we touched upon just yesterday, a growing of government dependency is just as much a problem of the government, itself, as it is for the needy recipients.  Our federal bureaucracy doesn't know how to ween itself off of an annual cost of living increase in every department...It doesn't recognize that once a dependency on government is fed even the tiniest morsel, for everything from bread and butter to medicine to cell phones to whatever, naturally, all God's creatures have been given a taste of the good life; an ease to the daily strife and grind of foraging for food -- that would otherwise be accomplished by means of our labors of love and hard work --  has suddenly come courtesy of the long arms and compassionate heart of a socially re-engineered government.  

Good will and free food for all.

Which quickly reminds me of this quote from George Saunders, courtesy of a side of a Chipotle Restaurant brown bag:  "Hope that, in future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another."

pretty sure this won't be the last recycle of that little number, so my apologies if it's already getting a little stale.   oh well...

which in turn, begs another question, at what point will a dependency upon free food and various other things reach a satiated appetite?

it would seem the squirrels on the beach in Carlsbad have given us our answer.

The natural response in the natural is, naturally, never.  Matter of fact, it gets worse.  The little demons have been fed, indulged even, given the anecdote that cures every need and woe is me with a full serving of comfort and joy without lifting a finger.  A tasty, and possibly still warm, meal just lands in front of them like magic.    What's not to love?   More significant, who's leading privileged lives now?  

yes please.

there is a fascinating post at my favorite www address... The Patriot Post....from I think just yesterday.  Hold up.  Let me search that real quick to make it easier on you....teehee

do do do do, do do do, do, da do do, do do do

Oh, here it is.

key tidbits to chew on --

 "Racism didn’t make marriage unnecessary. 'Great Society' welfare did. In 2017, 77% of black children were born to mothers without a husband..."

"As Dr. Thomas Sowell, the economist and senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, has written for decades, 'A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of racial oppression.' In his 2016 analysis, 'Favors’ to Blacks,' the black conservative wrote, 'In 1960, before this expansion of the welfare state, 22 percent of black children were raised with only one parent. By 1985, 67 percent of black children were raised with either one parent or no parent.' Again, it’s far higher today."

"Yes, racism contributed to the perverted role of government that ensnares individuals and destroys families with the lure of services that create a permanent underclass and generations of dependency. But it was Democrat racism like that of Lyndon B. Johnson, who said of his “Great Society” programs, 'I’ll have those n—ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years'. "

and concluding: 
"Until Americans restore the value of marriage and an intact family, don’t expect much progress on poverty, sexual abuse, 'gun violence' or a whole host of other societal ills — regardless of your race and gender."


Those numbers, above, reflecting the fallout following the natural progression and attraction to the welfare state are simply stunning.  Black families have totally flipped from a two-parent household, predominantly, to a one parent family addicted on government handouts in my lifetime.  How messed up on generational/parental role models can you be?  God love the courageous, conservative African-Americans, like  Dr. Thomas Sowell, to make the reality check so matter of fact.

Even our immigration system is laced with America's welfare state enticements; just more evidence of the bastardization of an entire culture; the organically grown corruption of America's foundation, once firmly rooted in a Declaration of INDEPENDENCE by our founding fathers, mocks everything this nation stands for, especially with regard to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  America was never intended to be a nation based upon dependency, especially that of a reliance upon a government dole.   America, from her start, was built upon the ideas and true wealth centered upon self-reliance, virtuously beholden to good self-government.

Long ago, nobody barked at the requirement of any person, no matter country of origin, to have an American sponsor; it was expressly made clear,  once an immigrant stepped foot on American soil, an AMERICAN citizen had to demonstrably and financially take FULL responsibility for the immigrant's full assimilation --- to learn English, find employment, and act in ways respective of the rights and duties of becoming an American citizen in every way. Nothing was handed out to anyone courtesy of the American taxpayer.  Nothing.

A great society is not a bait society.  so there.

Ben Franklin, in Poor Richard's Almanac, gave us this morsel:  " Laziness travels so slowly that Poverty soon overtakes him."

What will happen if people suddenly stop feeding the squirrels? 
hmmmm
They will either re-learn their industrious, self-reliant nature -- or they will die.


And at the very end, Old Poor Richard says this:  "Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no ambition corrupt thee, no example sway thee, no persuasion move thee, to do any thing which thou knowest to be evil; so shalt thou always live jollily; for good conscience is a continual Christmas.  Adieu."

The thing is, to live in good conscience, taking right action (be it in our industry, family, good government),  we naturally become better people...

and all in all, it becomes the proper way to raise a privileged nation.


Make it a Good Day, G






Monday, March 26, 2018

It's My Right to Write About It Thing

Dear America,

"Writing is an act of self-cherishing.  We often write most deeply and happily on those areas closest to our hearts.  Valuing our experience is not narcissism.  It is not endless self-involvement.  It is, rather, the act of paying active witness to ourselves and to our world.  Such witness is an act of dignity, an act that recognizes that life is essentially a sacred transaction of which we know only the shadow, not the shape."  
Julia Cameron's The Writers Life
long ago I read Julia's book, The Right to Write.  It was like reading one big pep talk on overcoming every fear, every obstruction, every dilly-dallying tactic known to man, centering upon the tried and true reality of beginning anything worthwhile, begins here:  simply start.

somehow i let this book get away from me over the years, until now; only this time, it is through Julia's companion piece --  a scaled down version of the original.  This little gem is short -- better still, tiny; somehow, Julia seems to whittle down nearly entire chapters onto one, itty bitty page, offering insight and experience with such ease, it is no wonder she has authored umpteen books, and carries extensive credits in the film, playwright, poetry, and music industries and traveled the world with her natural effervescence and gracious insights, inspiring all the rest of us.  

given this diary has ebb and flowed to the rocking and rolling of not only America's news and happenings, but also to my own, the daily battle to bring it -- to just do it anyway -- is sometimes my greatest struggle.  I mean, honestly, is old news about a president's previous dalliances and flirtations really the most important thing to talk about?  Is that what will carry the day, with wanton chatter --  you know, over and above the decades of inappropriate behavior of the actions of a corrupt congress... the shady, inglorious swamp of smut that it is? 

Nearly every single one of them bastards -- no matter the sex or sexual persuasions -- should be held in contempt, for crimes against the Rule of Law, the security and general welfare of this country, and shamelessly leading us into utter ruin.

To have signed a 1.3 Trillion dollar omnibus spending bill is insane -- a dirty lowdown lewd act at the hands of the very people who are expressly employed caretakers of the common good, as public servant and appointee of the care and general welfare of the public coffers.  And yet, fiscal responsibility and solvency isn't even on the radar.

To add this kind of legislation, on top of our already twenty trillion dollars in debt, is irresponsible and reprehensible, a vile and vulgar act of cowardly and scandalous proportion.

And yet the nation is all too consumed by the salacious and tawdry porn star past of a current and sitting president, never mind that the dude was elected by the people knowing full well that he was no angel.   Little devils playing under blue dresses is nothing new at all.

But besides all that, 
please don't misconstrue -- two wrongs do not make a right, there is that.  We can write about that all the day long.

But the thing is -- Trump was elected president, in spite of his sordid past, because the other candidate sucked way more than he did.  How's that for eloquence?  

Matter of fact, Trump was elected president.... because he was the ONLY candidate not of, or even connected, to that thing....that thing commonly referred to as that seedy swamp-like creature rising out of DC, in the color purple on steroids.  That's pretty much nails it in one fell swoop.

In the primary, Trump became the last beacon of hope, a force to be reckoned with -- something uncommonly and seldom witnessed in and around Washington; he was the one candidate with any possibility of lighting Washington on fire, taking prisoners and making enemies all along the way. 

Hence, now stymied, my frustration with that darned thing being signed off by the president himself has left my heart feeling vulnerable and fully exposed; my confidence in this leader growing a pair, with the strength and tenacity to hit Washington where the sun don't shine, surely elusive.  Where is the stamina to last longer than a mere couple of hours? Isn't there a pill for this? 

Just when I thought the bedrock was rolling, slingshots were slinging, and that history was bearing witness to another version of David meeting Goliath, all things have come down to a mind-boggling maneuver by the one guy this girl thought had a real wing and a prayer to effect real change.

America has no time for more shifty, more slimy politicians.  America has no hope to recover while seemingly more embedded into the transient fixes, things closer to the fallacious and fraudulent, and endorsed by crony capitalists and a political agenda to transform America from her roots.

But such is life in America these days.  Such is life.  And it ain't even close to being pretty .

But what does it matter, right?  This is just a day in the life of an American girl, according to me, G -- only now a year older and praying a wee bit wiser on a number of things, large and small scale alike.  But like this presidency, only time will tell on that score. 

Make it a Good Day, G

today --  unlike most of my days -- there is not a link to be seen or heard.  In the macro, it means nothing, really.  Perhaps a clean sweep on the day is more a testimony to all the things I have personally released to the care of the universe in this past year;  out with the old and in with the new is so cliche, indeed.  But that simply means, the idea, the turn of the phrase, was revolutionary before it became commonly overused and somewhat trite.  But make no mistake, for a good cliche has its time and place, especially when it opens the flow of abundance to a brand new world, arriving at just something else to write about any old day now.

Hail to the right to write about any old thing I please.  And thank you, Julia, for the itty bitty reminder of such.  


Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's from One Light to Another Thing

Dear America,

let's think about science and the subjective mind for a moment...according to the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes:

"Subjective mind can deduce only; It has no power of initiative or self-choice, and is compelled by its very nature to retain all the suggestions which It receives.  The best illustration of this is in creative soil, in which the gardener plants a seed.  The soil does not argue nor deny, but goes to work on the seed and begins to create a plant which will represent the type of manifestation inherent, as idea, in the seed; from a cucumber seed, we get cucumbers, and from a  cabbage seed, we get cabbages...never does [the law] contradict the right of the seed to be what it really is...The idea of the full-grown plant must exist somewhere in the seed and soil, if it is ever going to materialize."

A thoughtful and intimate reflection, upon the life of Stephen Hawking, is worth another moment in time; Michael Guillen -- a learned physicist, himself, having also taught at Harvard -- was given the rare opportunity to not only get to know Hawking... the man, the physicist, the cultural scientific icon of our time, but also, the entire Hawking's family.   

Though short and sweet -- and now realizing that this girl is carrying over the theme of just yesterday, of stunning turnabouts -- what a surprise to find, through my own feeble mindfulness, a softening of my previously, albeit rather coarse, impression of the man.  Thanks to Guillen and his delicate, yet admiral, way of contesting some of Hawking's scientific mumbo-jumbo, the option to stand up against the incredible all-knowingness of a Stephen Hawking is justified, even scientifically supported by other physicists!

Oh the nonsense about this planet not being able to sustain its population for much longer...how one day, in order for mankind to survive, that we would have to seek refuge in other planets....between climate change, over-population, and just humans being human, we are cooked.  End of story.  

In Guillen's words:

"I’ve also pushed back on Hawking’s love-hate relationship with God and religion. Early on, he allowed for the possibility that God exists, but more recently he seemed hellbent on seeking ways for the universe to have created itself. 
That, to me, will always be the grandest paradox of all – that Hawking could readily believe in such far-out ideas as imaginary time and a nothingness that is actually everything, but not the idea that God could possibly exist."

 exactly.

What can it hurt, to contemplate the very planting of the Seed of all Seeds, and more importantly, the SOWER, Itself?

Ahhhhh to Hawking's often limited, highly subjective, sorely human, small mindedness -- God had no place in the universe of all creation...neither cause or effect... neither soil or seed...nor Original and Immortal and Infinite and Everlasting Thought.  Though neither elevated nor denied, It -- GOD -- was left totally abandoned in the great scheme of our human existence, according to the great physicist who lived a life without receiving one Nobel Prize.

But make no mistake, it was Hawking, led by his own subjectivity, marking the lines of limitation and separation.  It was Hawking, the man, who led with the making of God's role being inessential and insignificant, almost trivial.   Which makes me wonder right about now if anything has changed, since meeting his mortal end just yesterday...

And to the chatter about Hawking's timing -- dying upon what we call Pi day, celebrating the mystery between circumferences and diameters, of circles to infinity and beyond (3.14) -- isn't the Universe's sense of humor rather amusing.   Hawking is officially IN  infinity and beyond, right now...and surely his Maker is forgiving, loving, and most pleased with every ounce of courage and determination and strength of resistance against the frail and failing human body Hawking had come to know and reckon with in his everyday life; in spite of what Hawking may or may not think of God, he is still a child of God.

The thing is, believers of a God actually believe certain things to be True; believers live by faith, the unseen,  and not by sight.   And if one is a believer, then none of the things Hawking says of the death to the planet, the end of civilization as we know it, and the need for the colonization of other planets, has life nor breath to it.  For God so loved the world, He gave his only Son....

There will be a time for a second coming.
There will be a time for a revelation.
There will be a time for a rapture.
There will be a time for a gathering of souls ---  of whosoever truly believed -- and they will be saved by the Grace of God.
God will not allow the earth to be totally destroyed -- for it is a promise.

But of course, The Left would have us believe that all of that runs counter-intuitive, counter-productive,  to what the planet is telling us, to what global alarmists preach to us, and to what the global political elitists have in mind for us, albeit down the one-world-government-yellow-brick road; all the while, replacing God with a dependency on mankind, big government, and the powers that be.

Cultural propaganda is what seems to be winning these days.

I do like how Guillen finishes --

"Despite my disagreements with him, however, I am deeply, deeply saddened by his passing. The universe seems a bit quieter to me this morning because of his absence. And a bit darker, as if someone has snuffed out a bright supernova."
To which my natural reply is easily this: perhaps there is another switch?
As in a Switch of all Switches, a Light of all Lights, a SuperNova of all SuperNovas....
surely, it couldn't hurt to look, let alone believe there is ONE.  But the thing is -- you must start out, at the very least, believing in the possibility that there is One.

Being purely objective, teehee....perhaps Hawking's subjective mind was rooted in a fault, a false premise, a separation between soil and seed that resulted in one big fat void of all voids.

This little light of mine is not afraid to kindle that charge.

Bang.

Make it a Good Day, G





Monday, March 12, 2018

It's a Stunning Turnabout Thing

Dear America,

"I think he's stunning..."

in a total turnabout, Mary Matalin makes perfectly clear of her stunning approval of The Donald  in an exclusive interview for PJMedia, @ CPAC.

I just find it amusing, at this point, it could probably be said that half the country shares in the sentiment Mary also declared, that she could "die happy now;" while the other half has completely lost its mind, ready to gouge their eyes out, like yesterday -- better still, like January 20, 2017.

Matalin, responding to her move to register Libertarian --

“'So I don't know why it made any difference to anybody, but I want to re-express to myself, to my kids and my community, to remind them of what Reagan said about the balance between liberty, that tension and that part of preserving our freedom has to do with conservative policies. I think libertarianism precedes conservatism or it's certainly iatrical to it. So I didn't think it was that big of a deal; I didn’t leave the party and I can’t leave the party because it’s Hotel California,' she added, referring to the Eagles song in which you can check out but never leave."
 [love that Eagles song]

So in full context, Matalin says this about Trump:

“'I think he's stunning; he's a paradigmatic shift because, for him, I think, it's an isolated paradigm shift. I don't think anybody else can do it because everybody else who thinks they know about politics impedes their own forward motion by saying it can't be done. He doesn’t have that gene --everything can be done,' she said.
'Everything is possible, and guess what? He has proved that it is. Do you know how many years, decades, I worked on tax reform? He did it like that, changing people's lives. Do you know how long we all ran against Obamacare? …The less reported is the most significant for the economy … regulatory relief,' she added."

exactly
it is isolated....

...only Trump can get away with doing Trump-like things.

PJMedia's Nicholas Ballasy weaves a worthy interview, so I highly recommend clicking the link for the real deal.  And at the same time, for the purpose of discovery of further background, might I suggest another quick read as a prerequisite  -- The Art of The Donald ;  Christopher Bedford, does a fairly thorough job explaining the current law in effect, both on the fly and calculated in equal portion.  [This girl received the book as a Christmas present, and only just now getting around to flipping its pages;  finding such a loss a stunning turnabout...]

Whether approving, or not, the entire nation is acting and reacting to nothing less than an environmental, cultural, free market phenomenon, namely through what I call Trump Law -- a vortex of stunning force, flashing every bit of his masculinity with pride, and barreling through his presidential promises and TO-Do list like none other, with no regrets. Hold onto those MAGA hats!

TRUMP is killing it.

Achieving STUNNING Tax Reform,
and extinguishing harmful Obamacare regulations, in one fell swoop...like a man.

(Although well defined decades ago) It was Trump to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and make immediate plans to move the US Embassy there, like a man.

It was Trump that brought North Korea to its knees, like a man....

It was Trump that put California on notice -- on multiple levels, from sanctuary cities to sanctuary state; and come tomorrow, visiting my San Diego, fully prepared to face the backlash of building the wall, like a man...

The thing is --  and perhaps this sentiment floats in stark and stunning contrast with half the population swimming in the girl gene pool -- I happen to like men being men.

I like it a lot.

I might even go so far to say, we need more men being men.

And of course, all this could be more a reflection of what's going on more closer to home for the old G thing; given the recent reigniting of a personal life, this girl is so ready to stop thinking about changing the oil, taking out the trash, fixing a toilet flapper, and so on and so on.  Men not only lend a certain portion of security and peace of mind at the end of the day, they happen to be pretty handy to have around.  I am ready for that turnabout to turn about, like yesterday.

Of course, call me old fashioned,  for the art of this deal to really work.... the girl -- which in this case, is me -- must be fully prepared to do the girly things.  AND I AM.  Seems like I have been waiting all my life to chaotically clean cook kiss and things, for the love of a good man.

But like Bedford says in the book...on The Donald....what this really amounts to --for me and for you -- is being "true to our brand."

I know who I am and more important, know what I am looking for in a partnership; when combining with an opposite force -- especially one looking for what I have to offer --- it becomes a whirling vortex of yin and yang, swirling together in sweet nirvana, to and fro, entertaining intervals from the frantic to the sublime.  The potential of reaching ecstasy runs high when the machine is calibrated, in alignment, and grounded with the idea that everything and anything is possible.  Working together, the actual possibility of making love great again actually has a fighting chance. Stunning results can ultimately carry the day.

Just as The Donald doesn't hold the can-NOT-do-gene -- I believe that half the battle is being in agreement with the goal, the end result, the opportunity of gain!  (Dare I add, making it a win-win.)

How can it be bad for America, and more specifically, Americans -- if we got a guy, in the highest office of the land, who isn't satisfied with the American machine staying at simply okay, but actually in the making of making it HUMMMMMMMMMMM, like, loudly, bigly.... boldly going where America has never gone before!

Who doesn't want a piece of that?

Trump negotiates deals according to Trump Law.  It may seem scary -- at the start -- at a point where he just mouths off and begins with something sounding more like a one-sided demand; but just look at how things evolve during the process -- things shift and ease with every push and pull.  It's brilliant, really.

And something else about Mary, and not being fully on board the Trump train in the beginning -- I, too, find the man and his workmanship absolutely "stunning."  Who knew?

Okay.
That's my day, and I'm sticking to it.

Make it a Good Day, G
And with much appreciation to my muses.... 
PJMedia, Mary Matalin, The Donald, and my own mr. big
,....in the making of this day.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

It's a Family Blending of Virtue and Happiness and Ben Thing

Dear America,

to the last quote from Poor Richard's Almanac...

"Let no pleasure tempt thee, 
no profit allure thee, 
no ambition corrupt thee, 
no example sway thee, 
no persuasion move thee, 
to do any thing 
which thou knowest 
to be evil; 
so shalt thou always live jollily; 
for a good conscience
 is a continual Christmas.  
Adieu."

oh Ben, you and I would have been so good together.

this may very well explain all the many ways our culture, in America, has grown into a serious decline; the less emphasis we place upon the things that truly matter, the more wayward our hearts and minds go.... So goes the battle between living in integrity and breeding corruption; the outcome, ultimately, harboring the power to extinguish every good thing.

fall of Rome anyone?

it just feels like we keep missing the point, no matter what matter seems to matter in the moment.

At first glance, someone who I consider a super smart girl, Condoleezza Rice, seemed to doing just that, when she made the comment --

“I think it is time to have a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world,” Rice told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “I don’t understand why civilians need to have access to military weapons. We wouldn’t say you can go out and buy a tank.”

yeah, just got stuck on the thought of having that conversation addressing whether or not the Second Amendment even has a right to exist in a "modern world."  That first blush was a sea of red.

Although, being in total agreement with that tank tag line at the end, my growing frustration is the realization that we never seem to be brave enough to address the actual, real cause -- from the root of all evil, to the mental instability of individuals, to the full glory of gun violence in film and video games, to the mind-blowing amount of dysfunction in families and communities and government....

At this rate, folks, we might as well give every single one of us a pistol and see what happens.

The problem is NOT THE F*&*NG GUN!

[Just as it is not about the planes trains or automobiles, let alone the pressure cooker stolen from granny's kitchen, the chef's knife in the top left drawer, or the ten digits that can wrap around a throat and snuff a life faster than you can say boo...   AND moreover, NO ONE within the membership of the National Rifle Association has EVER committed such an horrific crime against humanity, as we witnessed in Parkland, Florida ...props to Rushie.]

Sustainable humans, anyone?  [indeed.  and given I did not get up and eat humble pie for breakfast, here's props to G and yesterday's blog]

This girl really likes the views from Steve Hilton, here.

EVERYTHING gets down to how we raise our children and grow healthy families; for only through proper guidance, meaningful emphasis upon education, unconditional love, quality and quantity of  time...all aiding and abiding in the process and civic duty of raising children of good character... this symbiotic structure and security, blending nature and nurture, beginning at birth, is paramount in the making of a healthy, mindful, conscientious, responsible, strong community and country; the micro becomes the macro and so on and so on.

Duly noted on this here blog umpteen times before, but whatever --  it does get down to this one thing -- family -- as the beginning and the end of all good things to come.

You know, "Virtue & Happiness are Mother & Daughter."
awwwww Ben, ya did it again... xoxoxo

amen. amen. amen.

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, February 23, 2018

It's a Cultural Sustainability Thing

Dear America,

"So, what if, instead of thinking 
about solving your whole life, 
you just think about 
adding additional good things.  
One at a time.  
Just let your 
pile of good things grow." 
 #yogainspiration 
2/16/18

America seems continuously in motion, trying to solve the many problems on our shoulders, being completely overwhelmed with the things we carry as a nation.

Immigration, problem
Gun control, problem
Gangs, problem
Cultural Divide, problem
Obesity, problem
Hunger, problem

which, as I tap out those last two on the fly, and naturally taking a double take -- to have people over fed and under fed here in America, all at the same time...where is the call for the redistribution of food that is actually good for a healthy nation?  huh. what a splendid idea, and for starters...chew on this.
"Instead of receiving all their food stamp funds, households would get a box of food that the government describes as nutritious and 100% grown and produced in the U.S. The so-called USDA America's Harvest Box would contain items such as shelf-stable milk, juice, grains, cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables. The box would be valued at about half of the SNAP recipient's monthly benefit. The remainder of their benefits would be given to them on electronic benefit cards, as before."
Of course, as expected, the packaging of this idea is a key ingredient; if you get your news only through sources like NPR, they might have you believe Hitler is deciding what impoverished families have to eat morning noon and night.  And to my surprise, have to hand it to money@cnn.com for headlining this report making a comparison to the commercial brilliance of home delivery, like Blue Apron.  Who wouldn't want a bite of that? 

Thing is, what does it hurt to try a new approach?  Many of our poor are both lacking in enough food, as well as, not enough good food; for statistically, socioeconomics and obesity are not only linked, often, just having access to fresh produce in the neighborhood is a major problem, given the growing trend of food deserts of the inner cities.  And the issues don't stop there, for in many instances, simply paying the utility bill seems more pressing in the moment; while, let's be honest -- who has the skills to cook anymore, grabbing fast food is just so much easier.

[See bio, if you will, on the founder of the Robert Wood "General" Johnson II Foundation -- where those stats are linked; fascinating that this "corporate man" left nearly his entire fortune in the compassionate hands of his foundation in order to continue his life's work in the health and welfare of fellow Americans.]

When it gets down to the business of charity
 and taking true care of Americans,
 some of our best problem solving  in America
 is through the individuals with the means and a plan...
When connected to other individuals with the will 
and compassion to make it so,
they can accomplish amazing things.
It's kinda like,
what the yogi said,
Adding One Good Thing 
after another...and another...
See the pile grow.

According to the  Science of Mind  -- in Chapter Nineteen, bringing into practice the mind and body connection, and specifically the practice of speaking a Spiritual Mind Treatment to bring about healing, no matter what problem or area of distress in life may be -- Holmes makes this observation:

"Limitation and poverty are not things, but are the results of restricted ways of thinking.  We are surrounded by Subjective Intelligence, which receives the impress of our thought and acts upon it.   This natural Law in the Mental World is neither good or bad.  It can only be said of It that IT IS, and that we may consciously use It.  The Law is a law of reflection; for Life is a mirror, reflecting to us as conditions the images of our thinking.  Whatever one thinks tends to take form and become part of his [or her] experience.  The Medium of all thought is the Universal Mind, acting as Law.  Law is impersonal, neutral, receptive and reactive."
And in the very next sentence, "a sense of separation from good causes us to feel restricted; while a sense of our Unity with GOOD changes the currents of Causation and brings a happier condition into the experience.  Everything in the physical universe is an effect, and exists only by virtue of some invisible cause."

We are talking about EVERY THING!

Yesterday's devotional reading from Charles Stanley included this thought:

"At times God takes the people 
he plans to use and places them
 in impossible situations -- 
in that way, they discover
 he is faithful.  
He knows the best classroom 
is a place of utter helplessness."

And so it is as we move from one problem to the next....
the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, located in Parkland, Florida, where the  nation lost seventeen beautiful people from the actions of a lone gunman -- a mentally ill, troubled young man, of only nineteen years old.

It is a result of many failures within the system, a lack of communication between agencies, to the extent of not addressing the true cause of each gun related incident that snuffs the life of another. The root of the conversation to remedy the problem -- as a society -- turns immediately into a finger-pointing, name calling, partisan divide on steroids, before the first victim is even buried. (And illegal steroids, at that, having acquired them on the black market.)
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So -- if you have read to this point -- this is where I happened to have left off last Friday, about midday.  Unexpectedly, my old computer with a penchant to annoy the living daylights out of me decided to completely stop.  And for the long and the short of it, it took this girl an entire week to head to Best Buy, find a new gadget, leave it for the Geek Squad to set me up, and all I could do was wait.   And I don't usually wait very patiently.

But here I am -- after walks on the beach with a new man in my life, after making dinner from scratch multiple nights in a row, after a couple long baths, after showing up for my nanny gig in the afternoons, after receiving a bonus of extra time to focus on some DAR committee work, after sitting in my corner window saying my devotions morning noon and night....After not only staying fully engaged while being without the one thing I thought I couldn't live without, what a reawakening its been!

Here I am -- instead of being ripe, rooted in frustration, regretting all that I missed in the keeping of America's days  -- I feel renewed!  And so now, after giving full disclosure of what happened between Fridays, allow me to pick myself up, dust myself off, and pick it up right where we left it....
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So about that TRUE CAUSE thing -- that which constitutes the root of nearly all problems in America...pretty sure we can get it down to one word as merely a place to start:  sustainable.

Of course, culturally wide, the sustainability factor seems be the buzzword for everything in one form or another -- eating sustainable food, buying sustainable clothing, protecting the sustainability of the planet, economic growth, etc....

by definition, from Dictionary.com: Sustainable -- "suh sten huh buh l"
1.
capable of being supported or upheld, as by having its weight borne from below.
2.
pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse:
sustainable agriculture. Aquaculture is a sustainable alternative to overfishing.
3.
able to be maintained or kept going, as an action or process:
a sustainable negotiation between the two countries.
4.
able to be confirmed or upheld:
a sustainable decision.
5.
able to be supported as with the basic necessities or sufficient funds:
a sustainable life.

[It amounts to a whole lot of "buh l" if grounded in the wrong thing, a falsehood, an agenda, a lie, an ignorance, a misguided cause that can only lead to the result of misguided, corrupt things in the natural.]

So what makes sustainable humans?  Humans that are kind and respectful of their fellow man; humans that live from a place rooted in principle and accountability; humans recognizing the  importance of responsible self-government, from what we choose to eat to how we spend the many hours of our day; humans fully engaged in the duty of being of good character, being educated, and living a life of purpose that adds to the whole of society....one good thing after another.

How do we -- as a country -- raise SUSTAINABLE HUMANS?

Can we ask that question?

Happy and healthy people just don't go around shooting people.  And moreover, as this girl has said on multiple occasions, the gun is the inanimate object; it is not the gun's fault (just like a car, knife, bomb, or a pair of strong, vile hands hellbent on committing an act of strangulation).

A society that is healthy and happy, more or less, must be actively sustained!
This is called sustainable civility, meeting up with a sustainable civic center, meeting up with sustainable civic duties, for one and for all.  And at the very core, this basically requires every single one of us to comply.

The thing is -- in reality, large and small -- sustainability requires, first and foremost, a sound foundation; being rooted in something truly good, something deep down and everlasting, and with certain, be attended to on a daily basis. As in, routinely weeded out, irrigated properly, given lots of sunlight, and maybe a trellis or two.

It's called a foundation based upon natural law, rooted in a certain understanding that we reap what we sow; it's called a foundation grounded in humility, honoring a Source greater than ourselves; it's called a foundation with our feet firmly planted here, and yet, ironically, with our hearts and minds not of this world at all.

It is the One True Thing; the One Good Thing at the base of All Good Things in the pile.  This connection with the Source of All Good, that which is always Present, universally practiced and honored and recognized in multiple ways -- that which we call GOD -- IS the way through this maze of societal woes...aka these problems on top of problems on top of problems. 

Hard to keep a healthy mind and body within the grand, dysfunctional society in which we live; impressionable minds, young and old alike, are surrounded with unhealthy things.  It takes a constant, conscious effort to insulate ourselves from that which is unhealthy, unwholesome, and everything ungodly.

The crisis of opioid addiction kills, like, 64,000 souls a year.
Auto related accidental deaths number over 40,000/annually.
One in ten of violent deaths -- of victims of domestic violence -- are by strangulation...that's 10%!

Gun-related violence takes the lives of 33,000 innocents each year.

It is all bad.  It is all sad. 
It is all fixable...at the root cause.

Beginning with one good thing...and letting the pile grow.

Our relationship with God is the place to start.

Sound, healthy connections with one another, in community,  demands it.

School prayer -- yes please.
More security, more protection, more guns under concealed carry -- yes please.

And more than that, for a community to be truly sustainable, we must do everything humanly possible to tap into the True Power and Spirit of God, through which all good things come.  As Ernest Holmes says, "The more spiritual the thought, the higher its manifestation.  Spiritual thought means an absolute belief in, and reliance upon, Truth.  This is both natural and normal."

Truth is, what happened in Parkland may not have been avoided in this day and time -- given the open campus, given the failures of numerous agencies, given the absence of someone in the perpetrator's life to teach him well and lead him through what seems to be a clear mental breakdown --  but let us begin to think the thoughts that will change our future right here and right now for the common good.

But it is often said, we learn more in the valley, after rising up and moving through our issues and problems.  It is from these valley experiences meant to take us out, that once we take the proper courage to rise above the circumstances, and give it our best anyway..... digging deeper and deeper.....revealing the strength of our true character, an unstoppable will, and a mighty spirit within....

...this is God,
...this is God working through us, within us, and around us to solve the problem. This is taking the right action, according to natural law; and when we take right action, it is only natural for God, the Universe, if you prefer, to reward us.

It is no accident that America is buried with problems at this point in time.

America is meeting up with a perfect storm, ripping America's foundation from the roots.

As a whole -- we no longer honor our Creator, we no longer honor life itself, and we have allowed government to take the place of God, granting government full control over our lives; doing so, has increased our dependency on government to fix the very issues  we should be fixing ourselves... of course, with a little help from a more dependable Source (the ONLY Truly Sustainable Force). 

Government has proven, once again, that more government is not necessarily better government; for simply put, it grows dependency in a falsehood, not Truth; it takes away our liberties, takes away our freedoms, and hinders any hope for a healthy and happy people living aside other healthy and happy people.

Funny how the Left is so big on the science of things -- and yet, in the science of growing a sustainable culture they fall apart, almost uniformly, denouncing organized religion, ostracizing Christians, poking fun at hearing the word of God....yadi yadi yogi nanda.

The truth is, God is exactly what we need in the general, and in the particular, from sunrise to sunset.  Oh to have something like Religious Science treated in the same manner and respect as the Science of Climate Change and the Sustainable Planet...

Dare I add, that this may be a time -- perhaps if we do it all at the same time--  that if we were to get on our knees and pray for something Good to come of us -- all of us -- God would answer in amazing ways.

Society would be lifted up.
People would feel encouraged and strong.
Communities would live in more perfect harmony.
And all would be more than well -- it would be like really really good...
and this good would multiply... to the extent of being unable to contain itself!
(for life mirrors and reflects back that which we think about)

Truth is -- the way society is leading right now -- we are NOT sustainable in any capacity.

[diets of poor nutritional value, addictions to prescription/street drugs/pornography/alcohol, Hollywood producing immoral, violent messages in film, empty lives rising or falling through effects of social media, general lack of spiritual connection, irreverence to life as a whole -- including the unborn, stigmatizing and black listing opposing conservative views via mainstream media, erasing border lines and the sovereignty of a nation to secure itself........] 

This day, this blog, this is a call to do the things that create more good, that's all.

I believe that if we do that, the good will grow indiscriminate of age, creed, color, race, political spin, or favorite comfort food.  And just to be perfectly clear, it is no accident, that in the every day blog, I choose to end with this....

Make it a Good Day, G

thank you GOD, thank you God.... for this new computer, a new man marking the beginning of a brand new love life, a baby girl about to graduate from college, a safe and beautiful roof over my head and loving family, and of course, this American Girl blog that amplifies my love of God, Country and my fellow Americans as often as I can (sometimes meeting up with unexpected delays, but oh well, such is life); my foundation is based on Truth -- - Something Magnificent and Not of This World.   It is maintained through an attitude of gratitude for all that I am and all that I give, knowing the more I stay in relationship, in constant contact, the better life grows....
May this day be as glorious as the day imagined xox

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

It's Put a Cork in It Thing

Dear America,

 “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. 
It’s another thing when Jesus 
talks to you...
that's called mental illness 
if I'm not correct."
  Joy Behar
responding to

just yesterday's headlines from the sh**hole, make that sh**UN-holy, sidelines -- 

and just for starters, thinking Christian's, like Omarosa, should stop judging other Christians, like Pence, about how Christians, like me, live in relationship with the Holy Trinity....that being, with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit...just sayin'

and chiming in as a child of God, what I've come to learn in navigating this life, in a spiritual context...the more I shut up and LISTEN to what God has to say TO me and THROUGH me -- in both word and deed -- the more magnificent go my days. 

And to that end, more often than not , and I kid you not -- this girl is on her knees muttering the words, 'oh geeze...what am I thinking...Lord knows YOU know what I need before I even need it, so have at it...pave the way for me, hit me upside the head once, twice, three times a little lady...whatever You must do to make Your Way and make my day...'

For it is true! We, humans, reflect the very nature of God through everything we say and do to the very level we turn ourselves over to It; the more we connect, and align, to that which we call God and to all good things associated with It, the better the human being we ultimately become -- for the benefit of not only ourselves, but for the entire world.

Oh boy, that Joy...how sad.  
Mental illness?  Seriously?

From this girl directly to you, Joy -- I believe you to be INCORRECT in your assessment of Pence's mental state.

Being pretty familiar, myself, with the love of blabber-mouthing my way through any given day, pontificating upon the days news to the best of my ability, as only 'just a girl" can do -- safe to say, that it's pretty easy for all of us do a wee bit of judging of our fellow Americans, along with the rest of the world; we do it pretty much non-stop, in a social media infused, obsessively unhealthy, fashion.  We can tweet and post and Instagram and Facebook all the live long day, and get up and do it all over again tomorrow.

The thing is, SOMETHING good, or SOMETHING not so good, is always at play -- from the things we say and do, to the things we think about and put our energies. 

I'll choose Jesus speaking through me every day, over not; I'll choose to ask myself, "what would Jesus do" on any given day, over not; I'll most certainly risk the ridicule to choose a life reflective of this Spirit morning, noon, and night, if I must.

Matter of fact, the more people like Joy, pick on people like Pence, the stronger and more Spirited I become.  It's like, can she honestly look back at that replay and think to herself, gosh, that was a brilliant thing to say? Citing mental illness,  simply because Pence not only chooses to listen to what God has to say, but actually gives God the Glory in the very things that come out of his own mouth?  

How is this any different than that football player giving all the glory to God after manifesting successes on the field?

Pence, by trade, is a politician.  It's all about the mouth, right?
Hence, Pence lives with a true purpose in life --  a belief that his  life's work IS predestined by God, according to his beliefs (not yours, Joy) lock step with his political ambitions; this purpose is intimately connected, and can never be separated, from God Itself.  The only vehicle that accomplishes his life's work, is by, and through, his mouth --

his mouth communicates his public policy and ideology;
his mouth keeps within the framework of his faith;
his mouth speaks of his Christian compassion and foundation, often and much;
his mouth acts through multiple positions of civil service.

[which is really kinda funny when considering how much Joy and Mike have in common, this connection with the mouth and their life's work....And whatta mouth she's got, eh?  But I digress, bigly...]

As a matter of fact, Joy -- no person, or governmental body, has the power over another to abridge or destroy the faith of our choice; operating through the commonly recognized, universal freedom, established under the First Amendment...respective of the "free exercise thereof" of one's religion...Pence chooses to live a Purpose-Driven life through Christ, while in the business of politics.  This relationship shows up through his own words through Christ, be it his connections with family, friends, community or co-workers, in constant, inseparable, unalienable, motion.  It's hardly a mental illness; for by the Grace of God, it is a Gift.

Pence deserves a medal, not contempt.  And yet, leftists from sea to shining sea thought Joy was just being so funny.  How did we get here?  Yeah yeah, let's just make America great again by poking fun at the Christian(s) yeah yeah haters gotta hate, huh Behar....

Alexis de Tocqueville is often quoted with this humdinger:

"America is great 
because she is good, 
and if America 
ever ceases to be good, 
America will cease to be great."

indeed.
pretty sure de Tocqueville's mouth was in the right place.

We have to ask ourselves -- what is it that made America good in the first place?  How has America's Judeo-Christian roots benefited our evolution, as a nation?   And what explains --after all this time -- the reality that as America has grown less connected to God, and Christianity in particular, the more dysfunctional, and unkind, society has become?   It's not even hidden from view anymore; it pops up with the second cup of coffee like a bad case of acid reflux.  But, of course, not being a follower of The View, myself, naturally this girl will never give it the time of day now.

oy, Joy, put a cork in that mouth will ya

But there you have it.  This is the stuff that captivated a nation for about the last 24 hours, what a country, what a country.

And there you have it at the end of another day -- this day;
pretty sure love trumps hate.

And it's Valentine's Day to boot!  
Go kiss somebody you love xoxo

Make it a Good Day, G



Friday, February 9, 2018

It's of Truth AND Consequences Thing

Dear America,

"Obey God
 and leave all
 the consequences 
to Him."
 
Charles F. Stanley 
Life Principle #2

can I get a witness...

given a lifetime of making moves -- wrong or right, up, down and sideways -- the voice inside my head is continually questioning my direction, my moments - if you will, from one to the next. 

And what I've come to believe, as I make my way improving upon my connection with Spirit, with God ----- the more I look to this Almighty and Everlasting Resource BEFORE making my move, the better it all seems to be for everyone...

Now, when this girl thinks of consequences, it's funny how my immediate imaginations run deep and downward -- as in, something negative; consequences can never be good...  

...envisioning things like ramifications, repercussions, the stuff resulting in the aftermath.

And yet, truly as I say to you, as I give all the glory to someone other than myself -- the fine Reverend Charles F. Stanley -- he knows a thing or two about that mysterious correlation and relationship between ourselves and this Big, Mighty Universe in which we live and the God who MADE it.  [how 'bout them consequences, eh?]

The more we obey -- honor -- that which aligns with all that is Good, all that is God, the better the consequences.  And don't hate, for that is just a fact.

On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi did a terrible job angling to articulate this connection -- this soulful, righteous, self-less side of our Judeo-Christian roots --  when making her moves on the House floor (for something like eight hours...oy).  She was calling upon precepts of a certain faith, in the macro and in the general, in order to fight for legislation that ensures the safety and protections of non-Americans  (those who choose to break our law ...and consequently....become illegal immigrants, as opposed to going through the proper channels through legal immigration).

"The bishops go on to say, 'The church has recognized and proclaimed the need to welcome young people. Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me. And whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me. Mark 9:37.' That's so beautiful, because what they are saying is, when you reject these newcomers, you are rejecting those who sent them," the congresswoman said.

and not to be outdone, is when she retold the story of her grandson wishing he had brown eyes and brown skin, like his friend....Antonio...from Guatemala...good one.

[which is only reminding me of the time my mama recalled the story of yours truly, wishing to be black.  true story. I was three...]

It's fine, Nancy -- if you wish to basically force your own California constituents to deal with the ongoing onslaught of unintended consequences of open borders, sanctuary cities, and all the while ignoring the growing concerns of actual Americans -- the other people -- those getting trampled under the stampede of political correctness, the leftist agenda, all for the sake of building a political base of voters who continue to pave the way in the golden state with democratic idiots, I mean, leadership, like you, to stay in power, indefinitely. 

See also San Francisco's Mass Exodus report...surely, modern day prophesy meeting face to face with the reality world of unintended consequences.

On a whole 'nother tangent -- it is interesting that the former Speaker of the House is tying her own personal faith, Catholicism, with this agenda (illegal immigration) and not others... as in, not so with one of the biggies, like abortion.  See this post from Craig Bannister at CNS News.  So Nancy, why here, why now; why this and not that?

But more importantly, Pelosi must know in all her years following "The Word" (as she often calls it), that this very moment begs the occasion to call upon Ephesians 2:8-10 --

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift from God -- not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
So even there, God calls upon all of humanity to fall in line with the idea of doing the right thing, the right action, aka the "good works" because it is just the right thing to do!  People are not saved by the number of good works we do, "so that no one can boast" (...or profit from it, right?)   God only asks of us to be humble servants.  God just wants us to do the good, because that is what is truly good for all of us. 

We are not saved by our works, we are saved by our faith in God above all else, in good times and in bad, for better or worse, in the ups, downs and all the sideways we go living this life. 

....By following the rules, following the law, don't you see?  Nobody gets hurt. 

All of this works according to Nature's Law, natural law, as our very own founders designed.  Our founders aligned the nation from birth with something NOT of this world, but of a Higher Purpose under Heaven.  Seeking guidance from the Almighty, invoking the spirit of God while forming a more perfect Union, was made the cornerstone, framing the foundation, that led to the peace that passes all understanding in everything --  and it was INTENDED to be passed down from one generation to the next.  

Our form of government -- this REPUBLIC -- became not only the light of the world, modeling freedom and liberty and rights and duties for all the world to emulate, but the exception!  Up until 1787 -- with the birth of our Constitution --  no land, no country, no nation did what America did. (Hence, these consequences...everyone from around the world wanting to flock here, wishing to live here, no matter color or creed)

The founders recognized the consequences of a life honoring and obeying God, and Divine Providence took it from there.  

You are right, Nancy Pelosi -- peace and harmony naturally prevails when we do good things, when we love our neighbor as ourselves, when we honor our father and mother...whenever we strive to do the good works like the Good Book speaks of.

The illegal immigrant bears the same individual responsibility, to abide, as any other human being on earth; obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.  Pretty sure it will all work out for the better if this is done by each and every one of us, just sayin'. 


From one of my favorite books in the whole wide world, The 5000 Year Leap, in the olden days -- Benjamin Franklin spoke of the Five Fundamentals of ALL sound religion, and that this understanding should be taught, specifically to our children:

"Here is my creed:  I believe in one God, the Creator of the universe.  That he governs if by his providence.  That he ought to be worshipped.  That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children.  That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this.  These I take to be fundamental points in all sound religion."

I love that part when Ben says, "the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children"...
This relationship he speaks of...this just makes my heart go pitter-patter.

This spirit of love and good will --  that which we potentially share with one another, all the other children, when aligned -- it just makes way for better consequences all the way around.  Indeed.

An except from the president's speech, just linked above:

 Our rights are not given to us by man; our rights come from our Creator.  (Applause.)  No matter what, no Earthly force can take those rights away.  (Applause.)  That is why the words “Praise be to God” are etched atop the Washington Monument, and those same words are etched into the hearts of our people. 
So today, we praise God for how truly blessed we are to be American.  (Applause.)  Across our land, we see the splendor of God’s creation.  Throughout our history, we see the story of God’s providence.  And in every city and town, we see the Lord’s grace all around us, through a million acts of kindness, courage and generosity.  We love God.

Results are the very things we put our mind to, the very things we imagine, bearing the likeness of the very things we think about all the live long day.  Self-fulfilling prophecy makes it so; while a close relationship with God makes manifest every good, every thing we truly need, every thing that life has to offer, as God works through each and every one of us if we so choose.

I believe, the illegal immigrant would find much better reception, here in America, by following the rules like any other person from around the globe who chooses to come to America through the front  door, and not over the wall.  Where is the honor in this?  

IF one is NOT One to follow the proper way, the order of things, and in turn breaks a law or two, or repeatedly, then there are consequences -- even if their arrival is purely by association, due to a loving  parent only wanting something better, something more, for their own children.  It is still behavior unbecoming of an immigrant, the prospective citizen.  To fight the system of law and order, the actual system you are choosing to live in accordingly, doesn't make any sense.  The question should always be, for one and for all, and echoing President John F. Kennedy -- what must I DO in order to honor this land, this nation -- regardless of origin.

Americans are dreamers, too.  Enough said.

Let us turn the phrase Truth OR Consequences into Truth AND Consequences; 

If we do the things that honor life itself, the things of God, the children of God, then all will work for the common good.  I believe, if we are diligent in the service to others, if we are conscious of every work we do, great or small, then the results will speak for themselves; the consequences will surely be amazing, and by the Grace of God, all life will live a life elevated.

Problem is -- in order to manifest this peace, this harmony -- all of us must find a way to obey and honor God entirely on our own; and given the God ordained order of things seen and unseen, the antics of free will of all the little children in a liberated world  makes this kind of utopia next to impossible. teehee...who says the Lord doesn't have a sense of humor?

have a nice day

Make it a Good Day, G




Tuesday, February 6, 2018

It's Because Facts are Stubborn Things

Dear America,

"Facts are stubborn things."
Ronald Reagan

so this is kinda amusing

...one of the things I gave my papa, for Christmas, was a little dish donning this Reagan moment.

But lo and behold, darned if this girl didn't do a double take when fanning through a brand spanking new book of quotes of our Founding Fathers, that she reads this:

"Facts are stubborn things; 
and whatever may be our wishes, 
our inclination, 
or the dictates of our passions, 
they cannot alter 
the state of facts and evidence." 
 -- John Adams

indeed.
but let's hold up for a moment, could it be that Plato prompted the phrase on the proverbial plate first?...oh the world may never know.

The thing is -- the fact of the matter is --  facts are stubborn things.

All the memos in the world will not detract from actual evidence, the trail of corruption, the crumbs left behind by Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein...shall I go on?

Or how about this one -- how in the world can there be thirty pages on record of the now infamous meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch...you know, the one supposedly discussing the grandchildren?  really?

thirty pages...buried deep in the catacombs of the FBI...until watchdog, Judicial Watch, sues for their release.  

...thank you, Ron-John, facts are stubborn things, and seems occasionally, they even like to play hide and seek.

And don't get me started on the stock market.

Fact is, the market would have to tank another 6,000 points to equal the last unofficial day on record of Obama's presidency, k.... see election day November 2016.

facts are stubborn things.

I love this quote from the Ronald, not the Donald -- 

"All great change in America 
begins at the dinner table."

indeed
of course, it's so tasty, the Donald should recite and repeat, in both speak and tweet; this very thing -- this simple thing of gathering around the table for dinner, as a family -- may well be the one cure all for so many of societal woes. But I digress...no wait, it's not a digression at all; it's more like a great hope of things to come, as in the making of a great American come-back...But now I digress ;)

and along those same lines, there is this from Thomas Jefferson:

"Adore God.  
Reverence and cherish your parents.  
Love your neighbor as yourself, 
and your country more than yourself.  
Be just.  Be true.  
Murmur not at the ways of Providence.  
So shall the life into which 
you have entered 
be the portal to one of eternal
 and ineffable bliss."

yes, please.

When papa was not at sea for months on end while in the Navy, our family of five sat around the dinner table every single night.  And while the stubborn facts may be escaping me in this moment -- given the decades later --  I don't remember either parent preaching the golden rules even when they had a chance; although, what does comes to mind, is how they lived.  They taught the Golden Rule by following the Golden Rule, and to this day, continue to guide me by not only their love, but their selfless devotion to being a good example.  It was never a case of "do as I say, not as I do," right....

facts are stubborn things
and about that....here in America:

every generation bears the responsibility of living by example, in order to protect, and secure, the next generation;

every generation bears the responsibility of assimilating to America's founding principles -- that which describes our rights and our duties --  to protect, and secure, the next generation;
 
every generation bears the responsibility of separating fact from fiction, to protect, and secure, the next generation...

it's just what we do in America;

and that is just a fact.

Our nation's foundation IS firm in fact, no matter what you've been told.

"We must reject the idea 
that every time a law's broken, 
society is guilty
 rather than the lawbreaker. 
It is time to restore the American precept 
that each individual
 is accountable for his actions."
Ronald Reagan
indeed
once you leave the dinner table, it is solely up to each individual to live a life fully accountable for our own actions...  TO love your neighbor as yourself; to be just; to be true; to be fair; to be good...to speak of facts -- in the pure protection and honor of the facts -- because in fact, facts are the stubborn things that make America great over and over and over again.

Make it a Good Day, G