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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It's Another Day to Pray Thing

Dear America,

"The awareness of God's presence 
energizes us for our work."  
Charles F. Stanley
Life Principle #4


just finished four days away, attending the annual conference of the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

we prayed before every business session
we prayed before every meal
invocations and benedictions marked every beginning and every end.

we voiced, in unison, the Pledge of the Allegiance to the Flag, at the very beginning of everything
we sang The National Anthem...even the fourth stanza

point is, the entire conference was immersed in praise and thanksgiving to God, to Home, to Country, all the live long day, first and foremost, unceasing.

Multiply this hundreds of thousands of times over, given every DAR gathering throughout the state -- throughout the nation -- begins and ends every activity celebrating our connection to Spirit with the same ritual, needless to say,  "the awareness of God's presence energizes us for our work."

translation -- we get it done by the grace of God and we make a difference over and over and over again!  

Whether in areas of Historic Preservation, Education, or Patriotism -- day in and day out, our DAR light shines bright.

from our California website:  

As a member of our non-profit, non-political women's service organization, you enter a network of over 185,000 women around the world who form lifelong bonds; honor their revolutionary ancestors; and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities. DAR members nationwide volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually in veterans programs, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid to students, and support schools for under-served children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. 
The thing is, we know where our energy comes.

We consciously invoke God into every activity we do under heaven, and God gives us the stamina, the enthusiasm, the ability, the talent, to make whatever it is we strive to do happen.

It is all about beginning every committee meeting, every brainstorming session, truly masterminding with the Master of All Things, the Creator of All Good, recognizing the we are merely stewards of God's Great Earth, doing our work as God's people, and honoring where it all comes, in the responsible care of all God's things.  It all belongs to God; we are His stewards and caretakers; we are nothing without God.

And it may very well explain the level of success of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; we are guided and blessed by God in all our endeavors because we make contact with God!  And our results reflect this connection in a very big way.

This is just a day feeling rather proud of my forefathers, my ancestors, my patriot, who made it possible for me to connect with such a remarkable organization and such a beautiful, spirit-full group of women.  It is truly unique...and special.

One of my favorite moments over the entire four days was attending the American Indian breakfast.  I was the only member from my chapter attending -- perhaps the 7:00 am start time had something to do with it...in any event, I was there, looking forward to the speaker, Dr. Paul Apodaca, PhD, professor at Chapman University, Irvine, presenting a program on "Navajo Code Talkers of WWII." 

[It was fabulous, by the way...I regret that I can't take the time to tell you all about, but real quick, something learned was a new perspective on the level of service these code talkers extended to the military, and in turn, America, on behalf of the safety and security for all Americans.  According to their religion and ritual, anytime a member of the tribe left the reservation, left their land, they became disconnected to not only their tribe, but to their God and heaven itself; by volunteering for the U.S. Military, they were risking their actual soul!  If they died in the line of duty, they believed their soul would not find its way to heaven, that it would be lost in darkness, in oblivion, forever and ever.
never heard that before... and so appreciate this expansion of understanding, don't you?

At the start of the day of this early morning session, we recited an American Indian interpretation of The Lord's Prayer, and I think it's only fitting that it ends mine:

Great Spirit Whose Teepee is the Sky 
and whose hunting is the earth,  
Mighty fearful you are called;  
Ruler over storms, over men, and birds and beasts. 
 Have Your Way over all... 
Over earth ways as over skyways.  
Find us this day our meat and corn that we 
may be strong an brave, 
And put aside from us our wicked ways  
As we put aside the bad works of them who 
do us wrong.  
And let us not have such troubles as lead us 
into crooked roads, 
But keep us from all evil, For Yours is All that Is....
the earth the sky, the streams and the hills, 
and the valleys, and stars, the moon, and the sun, 
and all that lives and breathes....
Wonderful, Shining Mighty Spirit.  

Make it a Good Day, G

"Let us walk softly 
on the earth 
with all living things 
Great and small 
remembering as go 
that one God, 
kind and wise, created all."
praying for New Zealand, the Netherlands, and this land, this morning

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

It's in the Defense of Pure Liberty Thing

Dear America,

"I disapprove of what you say, 
but I will defend to the death
 your right to say it." 
"I disapprove of what you say, 
thereby you have no right to say it,
 and I will shut you down."

The Left's dictate speaks for itself.

For starters, you should read February's Imprimis, 'Shall We Defend Our Common History?' -- an adaptation of a presentation for Hillsdale College, by Roger Kimball; it's my muse on the day.

The thing is, we are presently erasing history -- in art, statues, books -- through censorship.

Why?  Because some of it, if not most of it, is offensive to some of us, if not all of us.  Some of it hurts to see it; some of it makes us emotional; some of it makes us question our humanity -- or at the very least, the humans who came before us.

To his credit, Trump has thrown out the question, where does it stop?  

Indeed, where does it stop?

But it doesn't stop there, does it?  What about the blatant censorship of the present?

Case in point, Apple deciding to block an app -- that was just approved only a couple of weeks ago --  simply because it doesn't align with its science?

Taking a signal from The Daily Signal's post

Geologist Accuses Apple of Political Bias in Removing App Countering Climate Alarmism

There seems to be so many inconvenient facts about the truth surrounding global warming, and someone, a Gregory Whitestone, thought it to be prudent, and perhaps his civic duty, to alarm the public....as in, not so fast Al Gore, et. al..

and this is interesting, going to the link of Whitestone's book: Inconvenient Facts: The science that Al Gore doesn't want you to know, you come to find out, it's currently out of stock.  right.  Did Amazon just block the book, too?

as the Signal duly notes, wonder if the app was blocked had anything to do with Al Gore being a member of the board, Apple's board?

Guts vs. Gore -- understandably, this girl's on the side of guts.

[And don't be shy, you, too, can join in on the discussion, here.]

Returning to the good read from Roger Kimball in Imprimis, he says, "the more expensive education becomes the more it seems to lead, not to broader understanding, but to narrower horizons."

And isn't that the truth?   

[And on a side-note, 
this is shocking
granted, we have only seen 
the tip of the iceberg 
as far as the ramifications 
are concerned on this fraud. 
It's gonna get ugly,  
just sayin']

We are being so politically correct these days, that in an arena once all about questioning bloody everything, partaking in fierce debate,  and open, mindful, critical study, has grown to be nothing more than liberal petri dishes, producing droves of rather hostile, ignorant, political activists hellbent on destroying any and all opposition, like a bad plague.  Shameful.  And pretty sure this nonsense is the cause of a whole lot of global warming. tee hee

but seriously, since when did censorship become cool?

“How do you tell a Communist? 
Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. 
And how do you tell an anti-Communist? 
It’s someone who understands
 Marx and Lenin.”  
Ronald Reagan

As Kimball says, "welcome to the new Orwellian world where censorship is free speech and we respect the past by attempting to elide it."


The thing is, we should all know by now, that as controls creep in, as opposing opinion is vilified and even restricted, as government expands,  -- liberty contracts; eventually, liberty ceases to exist and the lights never come on again.  (See Venezuela) 

It's just more evidence of how the Law of Cause and Effect, in governance, works (or doesn't work); it happens whether or not you agree with it or not.  It's kinda, like, totally natural, if you think about it, similar to climate change.

Even some on the left can grasp the gravity of our decisions --

from The Washington Examiner

The "Green New Deal" is “not achievable or realistic," read a letter from AFL-CIO energy committee heads Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, and Lonnie Stephenson, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 
"We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families," the union bosses wrote.

indeed; thank God someone on their side is keeping their wits about them.

Unlike these stupid girls.

Civilization ends due to global warming vs. civilization ends due to the extinction of procreation.

hilarious.  And if you read that post, linked to stupid, you will find findings from a study that says,
"even imposing one-child policies worldwide and 'catastrophic mortality events' would not significantly reduce the global population by 2100. It proposes instead that 'more immediate results for sustainability would emerge from policies and technologies that reverse rising consumption of natural resources'. 
'Even with drastic, draconian, eugenic policies of population reduction – which are completely immoral,' says Pepino, 'we wouldn’t save ourselves. We have to change the way we live'."
and we're baaaaack.

Cue Whitestone: 

Inconvenient Fact No. 12: “Modern warming began long before SUVs or coal-fired plants.”
— Inconvenient Fact No. 21: “The current warming trend is neither unusual nor unprecedented.”
It's not about the facts.

It never is.

Just look at the Mueller investigation.

“Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them.” 
― Ronald Reagan

There is a political agenda, with fresh rhetoric applied liberally, literally, day in and day out, and it spans decades.

Here's a clip of one more good read for today:  It comes from The Patriot Post, Jordan Candler:  Debunking Decades of Climate Alarmism:

In June 1989, the Associated Press stated, “A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. … He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.” Today, it’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s turn to wave the dozen-years-left-to-live placard.
In similar fashion, Al Gore in 2009 prophesied, “Some of the models suggest … that there is a 75% chance that the entire polar ice cap during some of summer months could be completely ice free within five to seven years.” As Stepman notes, “In 2014, the ice caps were still there. In fact, it’s 2019 and the ice caps are still there.”

Encore:  Gore vs Guts:

Inconvenient Fact No. 53: “There are more polar bears now than we’ve had for 50 years.”
and moreover, ice caps are not static!  They move, grow, alter shape and size; it's almost like they evolve.  And that's not rocket science, it's just called common sense.  According to google and people who appreciate history, did you know that the earth was once covered in water!?  Say it isn't so.

We used to teach common sense; we used to teach history, science, literature,  from all points of view.

It's called discussion; nobody gets shushed and everybody gets a chance to speak.  What a concept.  More important, what is Apple so afraid of, for example, when shutting down a silly little app?

I am in favor of everyone having a voice and I will defend, to the death, your right to say it

These days, this great and wondrous liberty is becoming more and more a freedom and luxury of the select Left, while at the same time, imprisoning any, and all, opposition; and everybody should be raising an eyeball questioning the logic back behind the flawed, pseudo-intellectual, elitist, cultural scientific experiment afoot. 

“They tell us we must learn to live with less, and teach our children that their lives will be less full and prosperous than ours have been; that the America of the coming years will be a place where — because of our past excesses — it will be impossible to dream and make those dreams come true. I don't believe that. And, I don't believe you do either. That is why I am seeking the presidency. I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself. Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity. I don't agree that our nation must resign itself to inevitable decline, yielding its proud position to other hands. I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world.” 
― Ronald Reagan
amen to that, amen to that.

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, March 8, 2019

It's Just a Girl Responding to a Past President Punk Thing

Dear America,

thank you, Daily Mail:

'So much of what is trotted out as leadership 
is old-style beating your chest, 
being louder, being noisier, 
being more self-centered, 
being greedier and being more aggressive,' 
he said. 

'That can work for a short period of time, 
but it tends not to get the job done – 
not the complex modern society problems seen today.

'John McCain's decision 
to nominate Sarah Palin as his running mate 
will be seen as an important point 
in American politics,' 
he said.

That, he said, was the moment 
'mainstream Republicans lost control 
of their party... Sarah Palin's 
nomination suddenly brought
 that populist energy to the fore 
in the Republican Party
 and helped pave the way 
for President Trump's presidency.'

obama also said something like, he was proud he left office without a scandal.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

that is the funniest thing I have heard all day, and the day is just getting started.  yay me.

The only reason Obama escaped his eight years, apparently, according to his own great mind, without a trace of scandal was because the media protected him; acting more like Obama's drooling media entourage, the left-leaning, kool-aid sippin', partisan hacks, ignored the scandals! 

My gosh, he must have a huge pair. 

I mean, like, where do we begin? 

Moving On dot Org, just know that these are neither in chronological order, or in order of importance...it's just my own beautiful mind trippin' down memory lane:

1.  Fast and Furious gun running across southern border...thank you Eric Holder
2.  IRS discrimination against conservative groups....Lois Lerner et al
3.  BENGHAZI....right, like it was because of a video.  OH okay.   And what were you doing the night of the attack?  um, let me remind you...you were sleeping...getting your beauty rest before a big campaign stump in LA the next day.
4.  the passing of OBAMACARE -- a mandate, a tax, upending one-sixth of our economy and destroying the health care industry as we know it (used to know it) under the cover of darkness, without a single republican vote...."if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. period" 
5.  HILLARY's  illegal server ...and the transference of confidential information via email...
6.  Shovel ready jobs.........not, you just paid off your liberal friends/associates
7.  DOJ Spying on journalists...can you say James Rosen?
8. Solyndra
9. PRISM.   And NSA surveillance programs
10. The treasonous nuclear deal made with IRAN; Iran cash payments and the well timed release of political prisoners...
11.  VA Hospital Administration, long list of crimes and misdemeanors and veterans dying.
12.  Clinton Foundation, not to mention the Clinton connection with Uranium sales, Russian collusion, dossiers, etc.
13.  Voter intimidation by New Black Panther Party
14.  General Services Administration fraud.... going to Vegas, baby
15.  Pontificating about how UNPATRIOTIC it is to run a deficit, and be in debt to the tune of trillions, while campaigning circa 2008 -- and then, get in office, and double our national debt over eight years!  DOUBLED it!  It was nearly at ten trillion when you took over, and nearly at twenty when you finally left. HOW UNPATRIOTIC, you arrogant son of a bullshitter.

oh my, I gotta stop.   my heart is starting to race a wee bit.

and can you believe this --  the Daily Mail post also noted, "in contrast to showboating and hostility, Obama said listening to the advice of others and surrounding himself with people of integrity were the foundation of his leadership style." 

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

a little throw up in the mouth here is totally acceptable, and understandable, having witnessed the eight years of "I, I, I, I, and me, and my, and I, I, I, I".  What a punk he is.  I just wanna slap him and wake him up to the whole world, not just the one he finds himself center of the entire universe.

And if bringing up hostility, Barack, can we have an honest conversation of your hostility towards America, in general, and start with the great apology tour in the Middle East during the first year of office?  And from there, maybe, go to the return of the Winston Churchill bust?   And from there, discuss  your leadership style by way of divide and conquer --  creating cultural factions, manufacturing identity politics, and forming political alliances that undermine America's foundation and overall unity?

gosh I have missed talking about the things you say.

Guess what, Barack -- your pompous post-president ass was also created by way of John McCain nominating the honorable Sarah Palin as Vice President on the republican ticket, the one that would also set the stage for  new leadership under President Trump, enter stage right.

Wait a minute.
Like what happened between Palin and during the eight years before Trump? 
hmmmmm, what was it?

Oh right, It was YOU! 
You happened! 

And you expect us to accept your latest hypothesis that Sarah did this, and that you had nothing to do with it?   Are you for real? 

America suffered through EIGHT years under your leadership; everything got worse....unemployment, people on food stamps, race relations, military preparedness, cost of living, loss of wages, cost of college, national debt, budget deficits, growth of bureaucracy and regulations....I mean, we the people got pretty depressed, like, we were in a recession.  A big one.  A vewy vewy big one.  You know what I mean?

But who knew; with the way you're carrying on, Barack   -- might I be so bold to point out that perhaps Palin deserves to be QUEEN for the day, given it's International Women's Day, and all!  I mean, c'mon, it's mind boggling, this power to effect change, such as she has....I mean, if it weren't for Sarah Palin...yeah, yeah.   She opened the door for this rash and raw run of populism, making way for this president. 

Are you serious?  Pick a side.

Forgive me, but this notion of Palin's so-called proprietary privilege of origin of this populist rise doesn't even make any sense --  you know, given how you, and every other leftists, along with the left-leaning media, incessantly poked fun at her.  How in the world could she be so influential, and pull off something so earth shattering as changing the course of politics in America, of all things, especially considering she is so intellectually lacking, uneducated, all talkin' in that certain way, doncha know?  If you recall, she didn't even read, like anything,  according to the press way back when.

Oh this is rich, this Barack commentary.

Now HE is still so relevant, isn't he?  Sitting there so smug.

He knows so much; he's so smart; he's so articulate, and bright, and nice looking  -- and clean, right Joe?

gosh it must be good to be Barack.  Oh, and dare I also observe that somebody -- somebody with the initials BHO -- continues to beat his own chest, right on cue; he just does it like the smarmy, intellectual, global -elitist that he is, that's all.  And he gets away with it, because he is just so loved by all the world, especially that press of ours.    Nothing's changed -- everyone just sits back and fawns. 


well, not exactly everyone....what ever.

It's crazy really; even after all the scandals nobody in the media seemed to care about....

Earth to Barack -- you may be under the influence of your own greatness and majesty, leaving the office of the president without so much as a trace of scandal, but that would also make you wholly delusional (which just so happens to be an attribute fully supported by the sycophants who adore you in every way).  Sorry to break it to you, Barack, but just being ignorant to the facts doesn't make them any less true, k?  Are we clear? are we clear?  But just to be clear -- one of your favorite phrases -- me thinks you are not thinking clearly...suggest you get that head checked.

Making a sharp turn in my own mind, and returning to an idea for a book:  The Audacity of Dope. It is gonna be the greatest book ever.   It's about a guy, with narcissistic tendencies, raised by a sea of Marxist mentors, family, confidantes, and community activists.... being representative of a life ripe with contradictions and fluctuating realities, depending upon the audience, and surely justifying how the end justifies the means, yadi yadi yada.  The guy somehow or other makes it to the highest office in all the land and just when we think he has gone away --  golfing and body surfing in Hawaii for the rest of his life -- he comes back.  Like a bad dream.  It's gonna be a page turner, mark my highfalutin' words as I beat my chest. teehee... I am woman, hear me roar....

yup on this International Women's Day, I revel in me! G!  just a girl and this blog....#986...and Barack; it's just like the olden days.

and here's to hope... and more change...for ALL women, by the way...not just the ones who gravitate to the left.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

It's a First Fruits Phenomenon Thing

Dear America,

"Few people understand 
that abundance 
is a far tougher test 
of character 
than poverty,"
Pastor Robert Morris, from his book, 
Beyond Blessed

and it explains America today, in a nutshell; more like a nut safely stored away for future generations to enjoy and reap its benefits, as this new generation -- of the AOC -- are coming up totally oblivious of the efforts and prudence and suffering of all mankind to this point.

For further context, just before the good pastor says this, he notes, that there are "believers that God simply cannot bless with great wealth because he knows it would destroy them."   And basically giving us a wee bit of tough love, that if we are not good stewards with a little, there is not a chance in hell we would be good stewards with a lot.  And vice versa, if we start abusing the privileges of having a lot, it can be taken away, in an instant.

As a whole -- America has grown too big for her britches.  [that link there tells a good tale of this phrase and it's possible origins...And given my book club just finished Kilmeade's, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, I must say, I sorta take offense to Davy Crockett's jaded impression of the guy; me thinks he may have been a tad jealous?  who knows....right...but it sure makes for a good scenery turn of a phrase; plus, it's from a blog@ It's a Southern Thing!  Which kinda makes me kin.   teehee]. 

Anywho, back to reality, 
this courtship with socialism going on around here is enough to make this girl's head spin.

And besides all that, 
this thing...this great and magnificent thing that started here in America so long ago -- with Divine Providence guiding our every thought, word and deed, from one to another, in the macro and micro, from shining sea to shining sea and over the purple mountains majesty,  is somehow or other getting lost in the proverbial woods.  As a people, we are no longer being led in the direction and good council of recognizing one very essential doctrine: being of divine stewardship. 

Morris talks about this thing called stewardship right from the start, and boldly points out this ah-hum-ah-dinger:  "Stewardship is living with a heart recognition that your money, your possessions -- even your body -- do not belong to you."

He says this because, "Of course, God owns it all."

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. 
The world and all its people belong to him.  
(Psalm 24:1 NLT)

so there.

So the thing is, are we being good stewards of everything that belongs to God?   Are we being good stewards of the foundation laid by our founders?  Are we being such good stewards, we deserve even more?

and that would be another, big fat no.

every good course direction begins with a sound foundation...and then you must work at it, sticking to the principles that made it a sound foundation in the first place.

perhaps it's a pair of misguided loyalties that jeopardizes our being beyond blessed as a nation --  

1. idolizing things other than God
2. replacing God with government

As Morris says, "Materialism takes a good thing that God gives us and makes it the ultimate thing...[and a few pages later, adding] God's love, for example, doesn't feel valuable in a world that only measures what we can see and visibly measure."

wow.  mind.  blown.

And with the direction we are going with all this new found love for what is surely the mass corruption of American society under socialism, it's no wonder God is growing more and more irrelevant in the making of this brand new world.   

It isn't a great secret that both communism and socialism despise religion -- and especially the Judeo-Christian foundation laid down from America's beginning. As The Naked Communist explains, "the Communist intellectual believes that everything in existence came about as a result of ceaseless motion among the forces of nature.  Everything is a product of accumulated accident.  There is no design.  There is no law.  There is no God.  There is only matter and force in nature."  And in a paragraph later, quotes Ludwig Feuerbach: "The turning point of history will be the moment man becomes aware that the only God of man is man himself."

oh boy.

really, everything about socialism is ungodly:  it takes away the joy of good stewardship...the owning of property and the spending of our earnings wisely, the sharing of one's blessings with others by giving generously, the discipline of saving money and living within our means...all by virtue of everything being reduced and redistributed in order to create this uber-utopian even-steven playing field through the policies of an oppressive government which only aims to control every aspect of our lives.

Nothing is owned individually, nothing is owned by God, and everything is owned under the not-so-divine government... because anything other than that would just be unfair.   waaaaahhhh

um.  no, thank you.

you know, having read the entire book of Beyond Blessed just this past Sunday afternoon, fresh in my mind is perhaps a bold answer to where we go from here:  we all start tithing, like, yesterday, and see what happens.

And then there's this news, coming from the highest court in all the land; seems proper stewardship meeting up with historic preservation is crumbling our foundation on a couple of cornerstones.  

Beginning of the end anyone?

Back to how this day all began, being a wee bit too big for our britches, it would behoove us to pay attention to what we idolize and how we got here.  It wasn't just a flip of a switch, mind you; it was the slow plow through the field once covered with the Tree of Life, with roots that grew wide and long and strong and deep, in the company of productive, blossoming, seedlings, born in It's image,  and fully recognizing the glory of everlasting truth and the bounty of unwavering faith.

First fruits, people, first fruits.

I hope it's not too late.   
The tithing of first fruits will not only solve all our troubles individually, we will collectively grow to be the best and the brightest good stewards on God's Great Earth; because, in our heart of hearts, we all know, IT IS ALL GOD'S ANYWAY.  Let's get this first fruits phenomenon off the ground, shall we?

There is an absolute connection we make, or break, with God in our every day, from one moment to the next; how we choose to relate with God not only matters, it's the ONLY THING that matters.  The sooner we get that, the sooner we will live beyond blessed, once again, as a whole, as a nation, as a people who truly believe, In God We Trust.

blog #985, sealed and delivered with gratitude for one amazing gift of Spirit, Pastor Robert Morris.  

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It's a Day to Look Up and Not Look Down Thing

Dear America,

"For you created my inmost being; 
you knit me together in my mother's 
I praise you because I am fearfully and 
wonderfully made; 
your works are wonderful, 
I know that full well, 
My frame was not hidden from you 
when I was made in the secret place. 
When I was woven together in the 
depths of the earth, 
your eyes saw my unformed body.   
All the days ordained for me 
were written in your book 
before one of them came to be."  
Psalm 139:13-16

so yes, little baby, the one who survived a late term, attempted abortion, and said to the world, not so fast...I am a child of God and I want to live and breathe and have my being on this earth and I am fearfully and wonderfully made...

and to the doctor who gave an oath, declaring to do No Harm, how unimaginable it is, to bear witness to the thought, that leads to the loathsome act, of being responsible for murder, after declaring to be a self-proclaimed God with the power to take a life.

and to the mother, who without conscience, could allow for the sudden death of her child born outside of the womb simply because SHE did not want the baby...isn't there another way?  Isn't there any compassion to the couples throughout the world longing to raise a child as their own?  Where is your sense of understanding -- you know the kind, the kind that leaps to the level that trump's hate -- in honoring a life actually born, through, not only no mistake of their own and innocent of all sin, but is so strong, so full of life, that this child mustered the strength to come into this world with seemingly everything going against such a feat, with quite possible ten toes attached?

and to think -- that this pure life force is being held up for debate in congress in this day and age, is just beyond my understanding.

Did you hear about the little Japanese boy - - born just under 10 oz.! - - is now rocking about 7 lbs and is able to go home from the hospital, two months after his actual due date?  The doctors got worried, beginning last summer, as the tot wasn't progressing in the womb after about 24 weeks; so they did an emergency c-section and he has been living under the watchful and loving eyes of God, his doctors, his parents, and a whole slew of nursing staff for months now.  It has all come to the glorious end of his ability to actually go home!

He was the smallest baby born ever!

Now, just imagine what his destiny must be...oh how God must have plans for him.

And yet, here we are in America -- arguing about the sanctity of life, a life born and fully outside the womb.  Here we are.

Did you know that the San Diego Humane Society is "a refuge to 50,000 animals this year, and we put no time limit on how long animals remain in our care — a pet stays available for adoption as long as needed to find a loving home and wildlife as long as needed to heal.

How is it conceivable to be so staunchly against all forms of animal abuse, neglect, and homelessness, for our unwanted dogs and cats and horses and pigs, and yet, when it comes to human life -- crickets.  No special court appointed advocate; no say -- for the darned thing can only cry; the fearfully and wonderfully made human being is ignored, neglected, abused, and is not even given all the days  of its life to find a loving home. 

What does this say about who we are, America?  

'That's not who we are,' as Obama would so often say.   

Is this who we are, Barack?  IS THIS WHO WE ARE?  
Any baby born alive, after an attempted abortion, can just be murdered right there on the spot?    

Somebody better inform Hollywood, as the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer has hit the video streams...I mean, they should at the very least, give it a new title, right?  It should be Gosnell: All Hail to the King of Killing Babies, like, one after the other...

But you know, when I say AMERICA, let's be real -- I am really just addressing those leaning so politically left they have fallen into an abyss of worldly proportion, a depth so low, it has suffocated whatever remains of their hearts and souls, okay?  

The thing is -- with everything we all go through, day in and day out -- this seems to reveal a total corruption of our soul.   It is dark.  It shows no mercy.  It tells a story that makes a mockery of our values.   And for what?  Honestly, just how does The Left see this as a win?

And to the party of "tolerance" and "co-existence" and "love trumping hate" -- is all of this just lip service?  Does any of it have any real meaning when push comes to shove... when push comes to push comes to push comes to a real live baby?

It is repulsive and vile.

I am sick of our cultural standards being echoed repeatedly from a liberal bias; I am disheartened by the throngs of young Americans being hypnotized and corrupted by the sheer ignorance to how they are being played, day in and day out, by a party that breeds victims, thrives on dividing us, and bears no family resemblance to the community of Americans believing in the greater good, and a life of liberty and justice for all....especially those totally reliant upon us, like our children.

This is not a good day for America, that's all I gotta say.

But, of course, this baby girl can't just leave things like this...

So--  to Sheila Walsh I go for a little help:

"I used to have an answer for most problems in life.  I had a lot to say on almost any subject.  I now have fewer answers, and they might be reduced to the simple phrase, God is faithful.  I don't say that lightly or without thought; I say it because I know it is true, and I have discovered that it is true no matter what is happening in my life... I don't mean that he will wave a magic wand  and everything will fall into place; far from it.  What I mean is that if in the darkest times in our lives we will learn to keep turning our face toward him, he is faithful.  Faithful to be with us, faith to watch over us, faithful to work in us to make us the men and women we are called to be."

amen sister, amen.

Steady as she goes; this is a day to look up, and not look down;
For each of us --  you and I -- were woven together, 
wonderfully made, by God.

Make it a Good Day, G


Friday, February 22, 2019

It's in the Light of Day Thing

Dear America,

"self-actualizing people 
have the wonderful capacity 
to appreciate again and again, 
freshly and naively, 
the basic goods of life, 
with awe, pleasure, wonder, 
and even ecstasy."  
A.H. Maslow, psychologist
from my little book: "Nothing is worth more than this day."

was it worth it Jussie?

this morning, this girl is just wondering, if he's wondering, if he would do it all over again?

Jussie, reportedly, made $20,000 dollars per episode, having also a net worth of about half a million dollars.  And, as the story goes, this whole fake hate crime started because Jussie wanted a raise...and he decided to let his hatred for Trump fuel a dramatized attack.

It didn't take long before the Chicago Police Department put the sordid pieces together.

And how about that Jussie presser?

“I’m left hanging my head and asking why,” Johnson said. 
“Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile? How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?”

“Bogus police reports cause real harm," Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson goes on to say (and just in case you didn't watch it, Johnson is African-American).

And so -- flash forward  -- Jussie is now facing multiple felonies, possible jail time, a humongous bill from his slate of attorneys to keep him out of jail, fines from the city of Chicago, and most definitely, when it's all said and done, an uphill battle finding a new career and earning anything close to that sweet twenty grand a pop...... 

And on top of all that, Jussie's reputation and honor destroyed.

And not only that, a self-actualized person never would have gone down this path.

As I turn on my radio -- Rush is talking about this very topic, again and again, circling around the story, the newfound facts, the staging, the motives, and attacking this from all sides...it's just what he does, right?  and boy, does he do it so well.  

This morning, the Rushbo is saying that, quite possibly, that Jussie's antics may have been purely a political move -- just doing his part to wreak havoc on the Trump Administration, attacking the so-called racist, homophobe-in-Chief more than anything else.  And he just may be onto something.

The Left, as a whole, has been growing more and more bold in their methods of ridicule, using harmful rhetoric and a host of organized radicals, against the opposition...nothing matters, not even the truth, as the end justifies the means. The irony about Rules for Radicals, is that, in reality, there are none.

Wasn't it just yesterday, we were talking a little about common sense....yeah yeah, Martina...sharing her opinion about transgender "women" playing against real, naturally-born women, and how unfair that was, how physically unfair.

how hilarious, this Jussie,  and his clear absence of half a brain --   writing a check for the services of posing as a couple of muggers?  Seriously?  And oh boy, how that got a couple of laughs from the mouth of Charles Barkley...um, "America, do not write checks when you commit illegal activity!"

Thanks, Barkley...thanks for the rather twisted advice; it's just a plead to use your common sense, no harm, no foul, using Smollett's idiocy as the punch line.

Latest news, Jussie has been erased from the final five episodes.  Just like that.  Reminds me of how Hollywood treated Kevin Spacey...his fate, not fake.

Oh my gosh -- did you hear the news about Robert Kraft?  ew...you would think, if he were to participate in the illegal act of hiring a prostitute, he would astutely and shrewdly take the higher, more private, path...perhaps finding a discreet madam in the area to make the proper connections.

Now -- for the record -- I wrote that down BEFORE Rush said it outloud -- 
but no matter...we're both on the same team.  teehee

But omg -- Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution!

And a seedy place it is, too --  a long running sting has been going on, finding sex trafficking and all kinds of illegal activity.

After being at the top of the world -- having yet another Super Bowl win under his belt -- he does this to celebrate?  Seriously?  Did you write a check, too?  To risk whatever life and reputation acquired to date with this?  ...what a dumb-ass.

Not only that, a self-actualized person  never would have gone down this path.

Have to ask ourselves, what was missing from their lives, to act out in such a desperate, destructive way?  What did they not possess, on the inside?  Apparently, for all intents and purposes, their outer persona and presentation to the world presented a living breathing lie.  This Jussie and this Kraft, seem to be missing something in a pretty big way...

as in maybe, something to do with this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine....[now that's just a beautiful boy story...you must read all about it.]  As in, GOD IS  the Great Actualizer and Equalizer in, and around, and through, and of, this whole world, make that universe.

And if they are not missing something on the inside -- then what made them do it?  What would make them think that their pair of deceptions -- both unique to their situation --  would go unseen? To think, they were thinking -- ironically, logically -- that they could secretly get away with it....


the thing is -- in the light of this new day -- it must be said, that, eventually, over time,  maybe even over a couple of weeks --  the truth always rises to the top, indiscriminate of  title, income, color of your skin, or net worth (with, or without,  applying Maslow's hierarchy of needs, let alone a good dose of reflection and reason before acting).

Big mistakes, we all make a few.

So for a second thing, it could just be that all of us have something in our shadow; nothing like the present for a good long heart to heart with the One who Knows everything, and pray that we all get the help we need, or long for, in one way or another.  And to God be the Glory.

so here we are; at the end of the day, this is simply blog 983, signing off.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It's about the Commons, they are a'changing Thing

Dear America,

somebody needs to start writing things down, in an easy to read and understand format, all the things considered bipartisan,  you know, like, common sense type things; things that all Americans should be able to rally behind; and distribute it widely, indiscriminate of race, creed, religion, level of education, or location.

oh wait.
that would be me.

day in and day out, this day in the life of an American girl ventures to spell out the very nature of how we -- as a culture and as Americans -- either come together, or divide, in one way or another.  You're welcome.  But enough about me --

Under the original plan, laid out by our founders and outlined by our Constitution and expressed in our Declaration of Independence, we were given something like a guide to follow, compass included. 

Nothing from our origins intended to be a guide in managing obscene amounts of frivolous lawsuits, or reckless amounts of government spending, or the making of a mountain of unconscionable debt, now 22 trillion dollars; nothing from our origins intended to bound the American people to a system of governing that gives total validation to various and outrageous government programs, departments, and crazy entitlements.  Not one thing.

The ONE great power and authority extended to the powers that be, chiefly falls under the keeping of a militia,  with the sole purpose of protecting America from enemies foreign and domestic.  The creation of a military force and the rigid adherence to the protection and security of our sovereign nation  was THE ONLY THING the government really had to do -- besides just keeping the peace and order among the people, ensuring that all people followed the law of the land.  National Security was THE mandate of the president and our congress.

And yet, for some odd reason, it now takes a declaration, to the level of a president designating the conditions on the ground to be a NATIONAL EMERGENCY, in order to do just that: to protect and secure our nation.

Oh and let me count the ways of how much I would like to put Chris Wallace in a time out...his line of questioning and tone on Sunday was bordering rude and argumentative.  Clearly, his goal was to not only diminish the authority of the office of this president, but use the White House adviser as a political punching bag and reduce him to nothing more than a Trump political hack.  We get it, Chris; you do not like this administration one itty bitty bit.  That is not news to me, let alone anyone else who routinely watches you.... what everrrr  And how about that Lara Logan's honest commentary of just about everybody else in media (captured in a post by Greg Gutfeld).

But not to worry -- Stephen Miller is just that smart; nothing phased him.  It was as if, the longer the interview went on, the more Miller had to dig deep to make his point (on behalf of the president); and the more he did.  But I digress.  I don't need Stephen Miller to make my point.......consider this mention of the well-timed interview just an added benefit on the day, just another dimension to appreciate and captivate...it's what I do.

You know, if only Chris Wallace simply recognized, and understood, the senseless and reckless actions of this congress, by virtue of the people's house not supporting the security demands of this president of the United States -- considering that he is the one adhering to the primary duty of his office -- then perhaps that interview would have proceeded in a manner a wee bit more fair and balanced.   Instead, Wallace chose to go on the attack.

Truth is -- up until Trump's presidency -- every presidency and congress has been unanimously in favor of securing our southern border, recognizing it to be an issue all American people cannot ignore.  It was, an issue some might profess to be just common sense; and most Americans felt the same way about it -- legal immigration, yes; illegal immigration through a porous border, no.

And yet, in reality, up until now, their choice of action has been precisely that -- to ignore it.

a little American history:  circa 2006 -- from The Boston Globe:
The bill before us will certainly do some good,” Obama said on the Senate floor in October 2006. He praised the legislation, saying it would provide “better fences and better security along our borders” and would “help stem some of the tide of illegal immigration in this country.” 
Obama was talking about the Secure Fence Act of 2006, legislation authorizing a barrier along the southern border passed into law with the support of 26 Democratic senators including party leaders like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Chuck Schumer.

later in the same article,
“I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” Clinton said at November 2015 town hall in New Hampshire, “and I do think that you have to control your borders.”
And yet, here we are today.

Circa 2016 -- Trump not only used it as his main issue and campaign promise when running to become the next  president, he has continued to lead with it in his policy making, and for the better part of his first two years, has done everything in his power and position not to ignore it and force congress to deal with it.    

It is congress who is negligent, forcing the national emergency.

It is congress in contempt, showing blatant disregard of the laws currently in place to protect our sovereign nation and keep our border secure.

It is this congress, and mainly the democrats, using border security as a political tool, contradicting not only their own policies of yore, but making the hypocrisy, itself,  the basis of a pure dereliction of duty in this very day!

The thing is, there are so many things the nation used to consider to be of the common sense realm, that are now litigated in the flurry of the left leaning mainstream media, and through avenues of social media managed and directed by left-leaning media giants, like Facebook and Google, whereas public opinion is swayed within a nano-second, and many times swimming through channels where even the initial claims are utterly and irretrievably false...or, at the very least, manufactured and tweaked to promote a narrative.

Under the pressure of such a tsunami of opinion, common sense doesn't even stand a chance.

Common sense is drowned by the raging political tide, reflected in the new wave of a more radicalized American congress -- believing it can justify turning what was once a system based upon sound and conservative governance and policy into pure muck, a free-for-all.

Common sense will tell you, America doesn't work like that.

Call it the S.S. Trifecta:  America's government was designed choosing the successes of Greece, Rome and Jerusalem; choosing to elevate a natural independence, ambitious capitalism and entrepreneurship, alongside a humble and unwavering faith in God   These are the  things that set America apart from all the rest.  

America set forth upon a certain path with a plan, a guide, and somehow, in ways seen and unseen, somewhere between the pioneering spirit within us and Divine Providence, each new generation set out to improve upon the previous generation.  And it was not only good, it worked.

We, as a nation, worked.

We, as a nation, worked together.

We, as a nation, did our part.

We, as a nation, relied upon ourselves, our talents, our family, our ambitions, our God -- to make our way.

If you came to America in the early immigration system -- you required a sponsor, to ensure that you and your family would not be a burden to America, and Americans.  That's just common sense.

But let's see, where to start --
here's some common sense, slightly exaggerated -- in numbers. 

In truth, the Iranian regime became 100- 150 billion dollars richer, through the lifting of economic sanctions during the negotiations of the nuclear deal, under the Obama Administration.  Oh, but don't get me wrong -- the U.S. did give them money, in the company of a host of other European nations; it was sent under the cover of darkness, probably in the range of about 2 billion dollars, in cash.  Money the Iranians turned around to  use to support terrorist organizations and shore up their nuclear arsenals.  Oh, and did I mention, the Obama Administration sent the money right about the time Iran released the four prisoners?  and who says we don't pay for hostages.... 

From Marc Thiessen, Obama took lying to new heights...

In other words, the Obama administration: (1) told Congress it would not allow Iran access to U.S. financial institutions; (2) issued a special license allowing Iran to do exactly that; (3) unsuccessfully pressured U.S. banks to help Iran; (4) lied to Congress and the American people about what it had done; (5) admitted in internal emails that these efforts "exceeded" U.S. obligations under the nuclear deal; (6) sent officials, including bank regulators, around the world to urge foreign financial institutions to do business with Iran; and (7) promised that they would get nothing more than a slap on the wrist for violating U.S. sanctions.
And for more, read The Iran deal is dead -- Iran killed it, by Kenneth R. Timmerman.

How about this -- just thinking outside the border lines now --- how about we get our share of this 2 billion in cash back, from the Iranians, and use it to fund part of the wall?

And then, get the 2.5 billion previously granted to the lovely state of California -- for efforts to build its high speed rail, now defunct; oh, and ask for the additional billion dollars it planned on giving towards this project at a later date, directly to the fund to build the wall.

this is gonna be fun....I could do this all day.

but I'm not.

What else has come out in the last few days -- oh, how about that commentary by Martina Navratilova when she stepped in the clay with this: "A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organization is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires," she wrote.

“It’s insane and it’s cheating,” she continued. “I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”

IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR, she said.   And she would be right.  IT would not be a fair playing field.

Gosh this business of trans-athletes playing in female sports makes absolutely no sense.  Their bodies are not the same as women's bodies no matter what they do cosmetically.  It's about the pure, unadulterated muscle they were born with; no!   Martina is right -- it's not the same!

But look at how she is being treated for just speaking up with the truth!

Folks, we are in for a bumpy ride if we don't get ourselves situated and aligned with the things that bind, with the things that unite, with the things that are just common sense.

Clearly, there are lines between right and wrong, just by way of common sense.

maybe that's it -- the commons has been taken over with perhaps a cultural coup of the century.  It hasn't taken all that long; probably dating back to the liberals and socialists and communists and marxists mentored by Saul Alinsky.  Those with direct influence include the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bernie... and even Obama followed the followers.

for a better grip on what we are dealing with -- from

Saul Alinsky and the Rise of Amorality in American Politics

by D. L. Adams (January 2010)

“Change” is both the tool and the goal, but it is rarely defined in any way that is not strictly local and economic; better housing for the poor, better economic opportunity, better wages, better municipal services, etc. However, at the national level "change" is left undefined. In fact it seems, the process of change itself, not the implementation of "change," is the goal.
This is amoral political agitation that appears to be about something positive but is really about deconstruction. Once the institutions of "oppression" that require "change" are destroyed, there is no plan delineated by Alinsky (nor his current crop of followers) as to what will replace them. The goal apparently is "people power" (whatever that means). However, since the concept of destroying the institutions of society specifically to "empower" people is foundational, this is the same message of Marx.
Alinsky is a Marxist without the red flag. Any institution that allows one group of people to advance at the expense of another is to be brought down even if those who advance within it do so as a result of honest hard work and talent. The essence of Alinsky is a radical idea of universal equivalence, though this has been seen before both in Marxist theory, and in Communist states. In order to agitate for “change,” Alinsky and his adherents require the population to be on edge; "rubbed raw." This desire for endless agitation as a goal is bizarre and disturbing.

in a nutshell, and if I had to choose -- this era of Alinsky and his kommanders would be the origins of America's downfall.

For decades now, we have just let these ideas seep into our education of our children, creep into the annals of our government, and *bleep* us into an abyss so deep, daylight is nowhere to be found.

But it's this endless agitation that has made America what it is today.  It's in place of what should be, the endless pursuit of happiness....with liberty and justice for all, under the law, under the protections of a sovereign land, and totally secure from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

and boom, just like that, the end of this day is here.

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, February 11, 2019

It's a Return to Love Life Under a Good God Thing

Dear America,

"Live in the sunshine, 
swim the sea, 
drink the wild air's salubrity."  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

blog #981
subject: subjective morality, an oxymoron for the ages

Isn't is crazy how some people deem the creation of a structure -- aka building a wall -- between sovereign nations as immoral; all the while, the very same people would allow the mother, of an unborn child -- to go full term, even to the day of it's birth -- her choice to kill it, no matter if such a child is in or outside the womb.  The act of killing this itty bitty baby, who is clearly able to live outside the womb for what could be a very long life, is reduced to no more than a woman's right to choose her own sense of morality right there on the spot.

The person responsible for the gift of sperm -- the man -- has no say.

The baby -- even at nine months in the womb -- has no say.

But what does it say, as a culture?

Of course, after 980 blogs -- this isn't the first time this subject has reared it's ugly head, or shall we use the term crowned?  I may even be so bold to say, this subject separates conservatives from liberals without prejudice --  albeit justly, squarely, and with great objectivity.  But no surprise there, right.

Anywho, let's say it again -- just what does it say, about US, as a culture?  What does this rather repugnant, grisly, insufferable choice say about the United States, as a nation? 

Governor Northam, by trade just prior to politician, a Pediatric Neurologist, said this, “the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”  It doesn't matter that the context, supposedly was after a failed abortion...it doesn't matter. 

What matters is the matter struggling for life; the life that would be, conceivably, by process, snuffed out in an instant -- just because it's what the mother and the family desire.    Um.  In such a case -- wouldn't it be more morally sound to let this little baby be adopted by a couple longing to raise a baby of their own?  But also, what he says there doesn't even make sense...the infant would be "resuscitated" only to have this same baby ultimately killed?  What?

But let's get back on the subject, shall we?

About this subjective morality thing...that's a good one, isn't it?

But this describes our world, precisely.  And we kinda all do it, don't we, to some degree or another.

A preacher who I love listening to from time to time, Robert Morris, has just begun a series of sermons that has begun with a discussion on this very idea, and poses nearly at the start a question -- why do you lock your doors at night?

um to stay safe and sound, um, like, all night long?


because for some people, breaking into another person's home and stealing other people's things, and maybe even snatching the life-force out of what might otherwise be an able bodied citizen minding his own business, is all morally acceptable. 

Even though moral law was firmly spelled out upon a couple of famous tablets thousands of years ago, eventually becoming  part and parcel of America's Rule of Law, if not, essentially, part and parcel of every civilized nation's good governance -- the adherence to such a moral code of behavior under what is known as "thou shalt not kill and thou shalt not steal" has nearly become as subjective as the what to wear for the day or the making of the decision to keep a baby or kill it.  It's just a choice we make.

It's just a choice we make. It's totally subjective from one girl or boy to the next....ladi dah, ladi dah

When we give it euphemistic characteristics, like freedom of choice and right to decide, what does it matter what happens?  It's just a choice someone makes for his/herself.  It's free will in action.

(Ever think about making the better choice in the first place, as in, using birth control?  Or further, taking personal responsibility for our actions, for another life we make?  whatever...I digress in the cesspool of the rising victim-hood nation)

And if that's the case, then why punish anyone for anything if the subjectivity of everything creates the very conditions where the ultimate choice of  things is not only immorally based upon how someone feels -- essentially being highly emotional -- but carries the potential to  bring death of another soul, whether the unborn child, or newborn baby, or the girl next door.   Why have law, why have punishment, if upon some occasions some law becomes subjective to a moment, a condition -- be it an unwanted human being, or what have you?  Are we now going to argue at what age is it okay to kill a human, be it a newborn or ninety.  Oh right, we are doing that already, see also, death with dignity.

Same with immigration -- we have a law in place; some people follow it, while other immigrants don't?  Who is on the right side of the law and who is not?  What could be more fair than for all people to follow the same law?

Where is our clear and objective view of what is right and what is wrong, and where does it come from?    And for real -- let's ask ourselves -- just how black and white is it? 

For starters, God gave us a guide because He IS a Loving God -- and wants His people, His children, to live not only in His image, but act accordingly.  These commandments were designed to mold us into being better humans on earth, better caretakers of this planet, and better neighbors with one another, whether it be right next door, or across town, or across the border within the borders of an entirely separate and sovereign nation, like, Mexico.

You know, Mexico keeps firm its stance on immigration, and applies their law, fairly and squarely.

Good fences make good neighbors; sound moral code makes sound law makes secure people all the way around the world.  "Obedience always brings blessing," as according to another preacher, Charles F. Stanley, and his Life Principles to Live By, #21.

You know, some of the same people who would seem fit to morally decide to abort a baby, even at full term, may be the same people who carefully escort a wayward spider out the door, or don't eat meat, just because, you know, to kill a cow or lamb is just simply  wrong.    I know, my apologies for that link.  ugh.

It's just helps me make my point.

We can't kill the baby lamb chops but we can kill any human baby, anytime, anywhere. [and just to be clear, God gave man dominion over the animals, according to the Bible; not to be cruel, but the Bible told us what to eat, and hamburgers were included.]

Their logic makes no sense.

One of the final points made by Robert Morris on Sunday went something like this:  "God created you with a mind to think, a heart to feel, and a [free]will to choose.  [And what you do with these gifts] determines your destiny."

On a grander scale, what America chooses to do with her gifts of mind, body and soul -- collectively -- is who we are, determining America's destiny.

We must be mindful, compassionate, and smart with our choices from top to bottom, east to west, side by side, thoughtfully and objectively and lawfully, in accordance to a sound moral code, without exception, without blurring the lines.   Or else, quite honestly and brutally, why have lines at all?

sure, and who am I, right?

I'm just a girl with one world view living next door to another girl with another world view; we might have some things in common, and we might have some things in stark disagreement.  There is that.

But the thing is -- America became awfully successful at melting together a rather diverse people, of various world views, because the one thing its people had very much in common within the commons was a life lived under God, first and foremost.   And the breaking away from this Truth, this Life, this Word, this Law, and especially, this LOVE, has made all the difference, for better or worse, and mostly worse.

An objective return to Love God and love the law is probably the right thing to do, as simply a good place to start.  And start over, we must.

And it starts with you and me making good choices all the live long day.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It's About Transcending our Differences Thing

Dear America,

"On Friday, it was announced 
that we added another 304,000 jobs 
last month alone -- almost double 
what was expected. 
An economic miracle is taking place 
in the United States -- 
and the only thing
 that can stop it are 
foolish wars, politics, 
or ridiculous partisan investigations."
Trump on Trump on Trump: SOTU 2019

love it.

"The agenda I will lay out this evening 
is not a Republican agenda 
or a Democrat agenda. 
It is the agenda of the American people."


But we must reject the politics 
of revenge, resistance, and retribution -- 
and embrace the boundless potential 
of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.

and yet, the ladies in white just couldn't stand for it...

Let's talk about these ladies, for just a minute, shall we?

First, they were all democrats; and yet, they were intended to be seen in a show of solidarity, mirroring the white dresses of the suffragettes, in support of  "all women..."  hmmmmm

Did they reflect the ideology of this woman? me?   um. no.
Did they reflect the ideology of this woman....Star Parker?  um.  no.

Peggy Noonan was quick on the twitter to say, "“And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss."  

To which, AOC replied:“Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.”

was it, AOC?
cue, MediaITE -- instant poll @CBS

um, what's that?  76% approval....

even @CNN ....viewers gave it a 60% approval.

And given how long a speech it was....82 minutes to be exact....this year's SOTU even tops last year's numbers, and even toppled the viewership of Obama's SOTU in 2011.  

Anywho, Alexandria -- you may wanna rethink how the American people think about things..."unsettling" may not be where we're at. just sayin'

Perhaps her white pant suit's in a wad over this:

"Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness."

or this:

In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom -- a boom that has rarely been seen before. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs -- something which almost everyone said was impossible to do, but the fact is, we are just getting started.

or this:

Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in half a century. African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low. More people are working now than at any time in our history --- 157 million.

or this:

We passed a massive tax cut for working families and doubled the child tax credit.

or this:

We eliminated the very unpopular Obamacare individual mandate penalty -- and to give critically ill patients access to life-saving cures, we passed right to try.

oh it's gotta be this:

We have unleashed a revolution in American energy -- the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.

or this:

Inspired by stories like Alice's, my Administration worked closely with members of both parties to sign the First Step Act into law. This legislation reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community. 

or this:

In the last 2 years, our brave ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens, including those charged or convicted of nearly 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings.
or this:

We are joined tonight by one of those law enforcement heroes: ICE Special Agent Elvin Hernandez. When Elvin was a boy, he and his family legally immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. At the age of eight, Elvin told his dad he wanted to become a Special Agent. Today, he leads investigations into the scourge of international sex trafficking. Elvin says: "If I can make sure these young girls get their justice, I've done my job." Thanks to his work and that of his colleagues, more than 300 women and girls have been rescued from horror and more than 1,500 sadistic traffickers have been put behind bars in the last year.

oh finally, we get a win, and the AOC stands up and high fives to this:

No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the new jobs created in the last year. All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before -- and exactly one century after the Congress passed the Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before
Can you say 'she sells shallow sea shells from sea to shining sea'  ten times?

And yet, for the AOC...and her fellow democrats...it's not enough; not even close.

In AOC terms -- in twelve years, she predicts that the world is going to end if we don't address climate change; oh, and here's her companion piece of legislation to go with that...see Green New Deal details.

To which I wonder, why do we need a Green New Deal if the world is ending in twelve years anyway?

In a perfect world -- in terms of life goals and aspirations of the young AOC -- we would all be socialists by now.

What say you, Mr. President?

Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence --- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.

indeed, indeed.

And yet, in truth -- in reality and not made for TV --  government dependency is on the rise.  Year in and year out, our welfare budget grows at a faster rate than our military budget and national security combined, by far.  To put it in proper perspective, our Military gets a budget of about 716 Billion dollars in 2019; while our welfare system, dedicates 721 Billion to Medicare alone, and another 458 Billion to various other welfare programs, making a grand total of $1,179 Billion..........over a trillion dollars.

And the Dem's quibble about 5.7 Billion dollars...

and about this ending.........

Everything that has come since -- our triumph over communism, our giant leaps of science and discovery, our unrivaled progress toward equality and justice -- all of it is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before. 
Think of this Capitol -- think of this very chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, to defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, to face down an evil empire. 
Here tonight, we have legislators from across this magnificent republic. You have come from the rocky shores of Maine and the volcanic peaks of Hawaii; from the snowy woods of Wisconsin and the red deserts of Arizona; from the green farms of Kentucky and the golden beaches of California. Together, we represent the most extraordinary Nation in all of history. 
What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?
....We must choose whether we are defined by our differences -- or whether we dare to transcend them. 
We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance -- or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown...

 "I am asking you to choose greatness," he goes on to say.

And this girl is right there with him.

It was a good night for America, Mr. President.  Thank you.

But to Alex from the Bronx -- the girl with the degree in economics, no less -- um.  me thinks you need to be less concentrated on making fashion statements of political threads and shreds, and better immersed in the things and ideals that have actually stitched this nation together.

Our founders wove an exquisite weave of the best policies of the ages -- from Aristotle, the Greeks, we gathered ideas like this:  "even the best of men in authority are liable to be corrupted by passion.  We may conclude then that the law is reason without passion, and it is therefore preferable to any individual."

From the Romans, Cicero recognized the connection between mankind and Nature's Law, and used this as a guide for not only personal behavior, but how society must apply this connection while constructing its foundation:  "For these virtues originate in our natural inclination to love our fellow-men, and this is the foundation of justice."  In other words, and returning to The 5000 Year Leap for an assist -- " ...the glue which holds a body of human beings together in the commonwealth of a just society is love -- love of God; love of God's great law of Justice; and love of one's fellow-men which provides the desire to promote true justice among mankind."

From Jerusalem -- we simply find the basis  to every thing under heaven; choosing to believe in a faith of Something Greater than ourselves, or not -- it is another choice we make; in the simplest of terms, the commonwealth that became America started at the very beginning, applying The Ten Commandments as the very foundation of our system of laws, individually and collectively.

We are a nation intended to be designed -- and manufactured in the great USA -- of independent people, not of a people totally dependent upon Uncle Sam, or the Democratic party, to fulfill all our dreams....for we all know how that ends, right; it ends -- within twelve years quite possibly --  with an equal sharing of misery.  badump ba

Oh that girl, AOC; she has a lot to learn.
But amen, amen -- what a muse, what a muse, she is for me.

Make it a Good Day, G