Thursday, April 21, 2005


When the the crocus have bloomed already, and when the forcythia blooms, spring is here and Passover is at hand. Those are the signs in the midwest of America. In Israel, it is right before the first fruits. The first harvest is at hand. I am really excited this year as we prepare for Passover, because there is something that I have been overlooking for years that will be included in our observation of this most awesome deliverance. And I am going to post tomorrow afternoon and then take a week to simply focus on the Goodness that G~d is, and the freedom that I have in Y'shuah. I know this sounds more like a sermon than my usual political blog, well maybe it is. The usual political players are contributing their usual performance for blog material, but there is something more amazing that I am getting to observe. This is big stuff! G~d delivered the children of Israel from the bondage of Egypt and then close to a couple of thousand years later, He sent His Son to die on Passover and free the whole world of the bondage, we don't call sin, but G~d does. If you don't believe that G~d created the world in six days and did all those plagues in Egypt and miracles in the wilderness, then clearly we have a different religion, but I am celebrating this. And there's more Good News, all the miracles Y'shuah did while on earth, He still does them. Oh, I know there are all kinds of methods of man, and science and discovery, but G~d still does what He always did. I figure He has graciously allowed unbelievers to have all these other remedies, that they might live long enough to actually see Him for Who He is. So, once again, a different religion, but with so much promotion of tolerance and dilution of Scriptural faith, it's been clouded and muddled. Well, I am actually excited and looking forward to this wonderful opportunity and this awesome day of remembrance of deliverance.
and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The Power of RIGHT

While I am proposing questions of preponderance, the right marches on! And this right, left thing . . . don’t think it isn’t a political ploy from the beginning. There is a real stigma with not being Right in something. I am left handed and have literally heard someone refer to that as “wrong handed.” We desire to be in our “right minds.” In every discussion we want to be right. Certainly in an argument, everybody wants to be right! And the various terms that are associated with the word RIGHT are the key to why it is best to be right! I looked up Right first for antonyms and found three: center, left, wrong. Well do these three words sound like anything we listened to through the debates and campaigns. Politically, center is moderate and both sides aren’t terribly proud of that position. The Bible instructs us to “let our moderation show to all . . .” Well, the only time I have heard politicians refer to the Bible in the last four years is on the campaign trail or at time of war. Left is the opposite of right when one is referring to hands or turns. Left does not, however; have the same definition as the word wrong except in American politics. Wrong is still considered the opposite of right, but not necessarily the opposite of moral or righteous. For you see, moral people can kill now, they call it pre-emptive strikes. And righteous people can hate, as long as it is someone that politically disagrees. And somehow, the American public and certainly the ones claiming to be right, have associated all the synonyms of the word right with their politics. Correct, decent, good, proper, powerful, justly, mighty, suitable.
The true reality is: we know that totalitarian government is no better than communism and a dictatorship is not superior to socialism. They are all extremes that we have read about and observed in other countries and governments that we say, we do not want here in America. What so many Americans seem to be forgetting is the farther left or right anyone leans, the more diminished is the chance to simply move in the forward direction.
Where would our American society be if way back before there were republicans and democrats, the political extremes had been labeled in the opposite manner. Let’s face it, the republicans have something going for them that the democrats are never going to have. People like to be RIGHT.
do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded you: don`t turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


The word patriotism is really getting a workout these days and the definitions are so varying. And I realize I am beginning to sound as negative about what is going on in America ,as Rush L. did through the Clinton years. Only, he made a lot more money at it. And I don't want to sound negative, I wish I could be encouraging, but we need to get on the right path for that. I realize the Repentance Party wouldn't get many votes, but the Golden Rule Party should seem somewhat appealing. What are we to do, now that patriotism; also is in the eye of the beholder, but mostly in the definition of the most powerful mouth? I really don't want to sound like the radio guys, but they do have one thing going for them, they can really promote political propaganda, and I don't. While I am trying to introduce this concept of: Hey, we need to question this! Hey, we really need to question this! Well, while I am proposing questions of preponderance, the right marches on! How did the republican party get to be the patriotic party? How did the other American political party get reduced to problematic? And the small formerly third parties are smaller and closer to former every day. How is it that while Rush Limbaugh degraded every step President Clinton took, he was perceived to be a patriot? And how is it that those that do not applaud every step President Bush takes, are questionable and possibly even anti-American? I thought patriotism was love of country, which may lean a little too much toward idolatry for me anyway. I looked up the meaning of patriotism. It is love of contry and willingness to sacrifice for it. Well, I pray for this country and it's leaders and pay some amazing taxes and I am not in the age group to collect Social Security, so by definition, even though I am not a republican, I am in fact a patriot! And, I am praying for our country and it's leaders regardless of who is the President. I truly try to be loyal to our country, but when something is wrong and an entire nation is being led against the Bible, I have to say something. I was embarrassed when I was overseas and the news reported about America and our leaders from a non-sheltering perspective. Other countries were certainly not bashing our nation, but just telling the news without a bias or just showing the behavior of our leaders, and it wasn't pretty. I don't like it when America looks so petty and rude around the world, and often we do, but I am an American and I try very hard to not be disloyal to any leader, but I do feel I have the right to disagree, at least for now, I feel that I have the right to disagree and voice it. I do love our country. I wish our generation wasn't still trying to struggle through the legacy left for us, and we were leaving a better America for our grandchildren than we were given. I do want that, but honestly I don't see it happening. I was absolutely ashamed in 1993, when a political promoter was hired to present a nightly TV program to abase Bill Clinton's presidency. The show began the same way Ted Kopel introduced Nightline through the Iranian hostage siutation. And that political promoter is still called a patriot by his faithful listeners. There are people who do love our country and really do want it to be a better place for their children and grandchildren and are willing to make the sacrifice. Wouldn't it be nice if the leaders were so willing?
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war . . .

Monday, April 18, 2005

Who's Who In This Deal?

I've been hearing good reports about this Minuteman Project. I also heard that the school that was housing them, was fined, but I can't confirm it, so I will qualify both statements as hearsay. I read that the Border Patrol was really appreciative of the Minuteman Project and thought President Bush and the ACLU were not really judging the situation for what it is. Once again, I don't have actual facts about this, but it just doesn't make sense to me that our President would call for so much "cracking down" on Americans every time we turn around and then leave the border wide open. I have no idea what the plan is, but I am sure there is one. Now, the ACLU looking for something to squawk about, doesn't leave the same lingering question. I have the impression from what I am reading that the ACLU feels compelled to protect the rights of illegal aliens. Well, they have made a lot of noise about the loss of American's freedoms, but they don't seem to be too successful at actually helping us preserve them. I am beginning to think the ACLU is just a "prop" to keep the red herrings swimming by, and the conservatives in an uproar. I mean really, the ACLU can't be all that powerful. Where are they as all these people are being arrested and held? Where are they as people with minimal tax delinquencies are have their vehicles towed? Where are they, as American school children are subjected to every questionable opinion from both political sides? And, I have really been questioning why the Minuteman Project has not been given their due respect according to the 2nd Amendment. Surely there is one person in the Minuteman Project that is also a member of the NRA. Or, is that the problem, the Minuteman Project cannot be recognized as valuable unless it is under the umbrella of the NRA. Where are the lobbyists for the Minuteman Project? Well that question, I think I can answer. I think everyone that really believes in this cause and has the time and funds to be involved are on the "front line" so to speak. It would seem, these Minutemen have the heart and soul of the founding fathers. They don't have time to play politics, they are protecting our country and setting the example of what it is to be a patriot.
Be strong and very courageous . . .

Saturday, April 16, 2005

What's The Deal?

I checked out my news page this evening and find myself reading about the G-7. What happened to the G-8? Remember, last year, they all had their private meeting on an island off the coast of Georgia, for security reasons. And when I did a google search about the G-8, one of the entries worded, G-8, formerly G-7. So, now it's G-7 again, last year it was G-8, but before that it was G-7. But I can never find the reason for the change in numbers, nor can I find who seems to be inconsistant in their membership. I will tell you right now, I didn't search very long, because I start getting these [This Page is No Longer Available] browsers and I just get disgusted. I have gotten a bit skeptical here, and I better type it early, because if Dr. Frist gets his way, the latest edition of the DSM_-R will have a new entry for mental illness called political paranoia. The bad thing about this, is; it won't be general news until all the political ducks in Washington are in a row and in agreement. And those of us that are warning everyone will be the first to be called political paranoids or conspiracy theorists. I am including a link, just for your perusal. I found it an interesting perspective. Going to make a lovely companion to the New Freedom Initiative that President Bush has already signed into law. And our new Attorney General thinks we need more groping in the airports. The security isn't enough, yet. Well, probably not, there are still what two or three airlines in America that haven't gone bankrupt, yet? Let's make air travel more invasive, if possible. I think, if the security that is in place has missed all that he claims they have let go through, and there still hasn't been another 9/11, the problem is not so problematic. If we still have an open border, and our airlines are letting all the undercover guys get through security and the bags that get detained in check-on, but the person always gets away, we are looking pretty safe. I mean, President Bush says there are still tons of gaps in our intelligence system and I will agree with his astute observation of a void in intelligence. Attorney General Gonzoles says there is not enough security, but we haven't been attacked. How much more do we need, when the mission is accomplished? So what's the deal?
Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?

Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Bottom Line

The Fair Tax is back on the Table and this is probably perfect timing. It is tax season and it is time for outdoor activities. Talk radio is being pre-empted for baseball, so this is the perfect time to get things changed when no one is really paying attention. And this Fair Tax thing must be so great, because it is starting to get fed to us from all directions. That’s right, you know something is just too good to pass up, when it keeps getting thrust upon you. You know, this Fair Tax, makes sense in two ways. Clearly the American public spends more than they make, so taxing the outgo, rather than the income is just good business, but our government isn’t a business. Anytime a business is operating in the deficit that our government operates, it’s time for restructuring, downsizing, or bankruptcy. Oh, but our government just changed the bankruptcy laws, so that may not be an option. Back to the Fair Tax . . . Remember, I know about this definition of FAIR. FAIR is defined by the one presenting their agenda, and to agree with them is always the decision on the side of FAIR.
The Fair Tax and Social Security reform will resolve the gay marriage issue. There will be nothing to file together or separately and there will be nothing to collect when any of us are old. Problem solved!
And no politician had to risk losing an election. Besides, the executive branch can blame the judicial branch and the judicial branch can blame the legislative branch, and the legislative branch will put the responsibility back on the constituents, and maybe that is the way it should be. Why are we putting up with all this nonsense? But the bottom line is, everything for any of the mere mortal citizens and the gay marriage issue will ultimately be out of the “wringing hands” of every elected official. Since I am quite sure there is a difference between marriage ordained by G~d and the certificate of the state, legislation changes nothing. But it sure gets everybody in an uproar. And that really seems to be the mission our government is accomplishing! Can’t they just do it a little cheaper? Back to tax . . . What are we going to do with unemployed IRS auditors and agents? What will happen to H&R Block Stock? I’m not tongue in cheek, here, managing taxes are a big part of the American economy, what will be the impact and results? And when it gets down to the bottom line. The experts pushing for this Fair Tax, say prices will go down 20%-30%, due to eliminating “hidden taxes.” If they never told us about these “hidden taxes” until now, what has determined we can trust them now? When the majority of Americans are in the 28% tax bracket and are having difficulty affording Americana. And our government is sinking lower and lower in what they now call “shortfalls,” collecting 28% of our income. How will 23% sales tax really cover the high maintenance government we must now support? So what is the bottom line? Are the powers that be, banking on us to spend more than we make, or is 23% just very, very temporary?
it shall come to pass at the ingatherings, that ye shall give a fifth unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own,

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Campaigning toward 2008

After my devotion time this morning, an interesting thought occurred to me. I have already read where some are trying to make an amendment to enable the Governor of California to run for president, but that isn’t looking too likely. But I did find it interesting to discover that another popular Hollywood figure, known for his devotion was in fact an American citizen, who has just been living out of the country for awhile. I was shocked to see a website promoting Mel Gibson for president. What a concept, and he’s deeply religious, or so the movie reviews indicate. Now you may ask what are his credentials for the office of president? And to that I really don’t have an answer, other than to say, he certainly wouldn’t be the first actor in the White House. But I have gone a bit farther in my scenario and included Dr. Condoleezza Rice on the ticket. I am not sure that it really matters who would be President and who would be Vice. Clearly, the Republicans want a winning ticket, and I just think that combination is the Republican hope for holding their own against Hillary Clinton. The Republicans don’t really have a popular candidate and Florida’s governor has just had his hands too full to prepare for this, so I really won’t be surprised at all if they manage this particular combination. And, if you consider the two women . . . Hillary has literally worked for years laying the groundwork, but the platform she has produced is truly much more personified in Dr. Rice, than in Mrs. Clinton. Dr. Rice is the single woman that has literally accomplished so much on her own. Hillary is Mrs. Clinton. Dr. Rice is the one that works and travels and made the choice to actually succeed in “a man’s world.” Furthermore, Dr. Rice is not only a shining example to little girls throughout our country, but also to children of ethnicity. She is a powerful, black woman, and that is an exciting accomplishment, that should be duly noted, and worthy of votes. Dr. Rice is not hard-lined when it comes to the issue of abortion, but when it comes to pro-lifers, she is a religious conservative, and certainly closer to their views than Hillary has presented herself to be. And anyway, America loves a good fight . . .
Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Religion of Philosophy

I am usually pretty vocal when it comes to the religious right or the politicians misquoting or questioningly applying Scripture, but I don’t usually say too much when it comes to the “liberals” they are “coming against.” There are two reasons for that. One is, it is very difficult to make a point with a liberal. Because they can see everyone’s perspective, or so they say. Or maybe they really do believe they have that lofty perspective, who knows? When one disagrees with any detail of the beliefs of a neo-conservative, they determine that individual to be somewhere between a moderate and an anarchist, all of which are wrong, anyway, so it doesn‘t matter. They know and I know, we disagree. But the liberal philosophers are different, there appears to be a sense of accomplishment with a circular conversation. So, at the end of the chat, they know and I know, words can be plenteous without being meaningful. Now back to my second reason for not saying much about the liberal perspective. I really didn’t see it as a progressive political party any more, so what’s to argue, where are they going? But the philosophy of “blending concepts” has truly become the American religion, even amongst what some would call Christians. Just as the neo-conservative right wing religion gains momentum in all they stand against, the liberal philosophy gains acceptance in all they say they accept. But just as with the neo-cons, the liberal philosophers have a difficult time embracing another view especially when it comes to religion. It would seem they are as devout in their mix of beliefs, as the conservatives are in George Bush, and I am in the Bible. I didn’t take them seriously as a religion, before, but I do now. They need and deserve to be recognized. I am not going to be presumptuous and state their tenets of faith, because I do not know them, but they do have them. Nor am I going to name their religion, other than for the sake of this post refer to it as humanistic philosophy, but it is a creed, it is a system of beliefs with it’s own doctrine of sorts, agenda, and even a bit of dogma, now and again. Humanist Philosophy is probably growing more rapidly than any other religion for two basic reasons. It isn’t recognized as an authentic religion, therefore it doesn’t come across as something too devout, nor to devoutly avoid. And it presents itself much more calmly and resolutely than most recognized religions. Most of it’s “faithful” are degreed or degree seeking individuals with an intellectual aloofness or pseudo-intellectual comportment. Be it good or bad, things that are not recognized for what they are, tend to be fully developed by the time they are acknowledged. And I now acknowledge that we are looking at a bona fide religion. This humanistic philosophical religion t has a little politics, a little science, a little ethics, and even a little Bible, but each of these contributory factors are weighed and woven by the believer.
I perceive that in all things ye are very religious

Monday, April 11, 2005

Bible Literalists?

I know I’ve posted that I am a minister, but this is not a sermon. I have discovered, as a minister, I get to hear everyone else’s beliefs. And I get to hear how much they compare their beliefs to mine, and yet there is little comparison. There has really been some bothersome terminology in the news, recently about the Bible literalists. Now, these are the D. James Kennedy and Jerry Falwell, followers, and they are not Bible literalists. If someone believes the Bible, literally, they realize their Commission is not to be morality monitor, but to share the Good News with others. G~d never called His people to force the rules on people that were not interested in following G~d. And the promises of G~d, such as healing are not considered to be in effect any longer, by these men that are determined to be everyone’s conscience. I mean, they pray, but they go to doctors. True believers that take the Scriptures literally don’t eat pork, turn the other cheek, trust G~d for healing, and don’t beg for money. And when they don’t follow G~d’s divine statutes, it is called sin, rationalization is not allowed! Repentance is a must! Forgiveness is available in Y’shuah, that ‘s the Good News, but the definition of sin is still determined by G~d’s Word, not by the moral majority. If these men really wanted to stop abortion, for instance, first they would quit making it a political issue, all together. You see, literally the Bible says we are to share the love of G~d with those around us. Do you really think someone that knows and feels the love of G~d could kill? I know the war-mongers may be convincing, but Y’shuah set the example and He healed the ear of his captor. Now, back to G~d’s love stopping abortion. You know, it might be worth a try, because the moral majority can’t do it and the religious politicians are powerless, but the G~d of the true Bible believers is not powerless. And there’s more! The Good News is the answer to all the woes of man. Granted, everyone isn’t interested, but many have never heard. And what is sad, the attitude of the moral majority and those that call themselves literalists, are making things very difficult for those of us that are just trying to walk with G~d and share the Truth of His love and mercy. I am absolutely sure the Bible is to be believed literally, and fully. But the religious lobbyists and the politicians that think they are appointed by G~d have a completely different agenda and belief system than those of us that believe the Bible, literally.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:

Saturday, April 09, 2005


I have to just take a moment and quit looking at all the things in our world that are annoying, and take a deep breath and notice that spring is here. The sights and sounds of spring are always invigorating. In the little corner of the world that I call home, it is springtime. The barren limbs and ground, are now sending forth greenery. And there is just a delightful dainty rainbow of colors in all the tiny blooms in the ground cover G~d has planted. The crocuses and jonquils have been beautiful this year and the daffodils , never more yellow. There is already wonderful evidence of the tulips and lily of the valley that will be forthcoming. I have to just take a rest from the hourly 3-5 minutes of news and the many hours of news analysis that is promoted and offered. It would appear that the botanical bounty that G~d has allowed me to plant will be doing well this year, also. I have already seen some very green strawberry leaves. The fruit vines are gaining leaves daily and the peach tree is adorned with the most beautiful burgundy leaves this time of year. It will be so pretty with the burgundy leaves and the delicate pink blossoms soon. I have also been noticing the baby birds. I haven’t seen them in their nests, I haven’t really seen too many nests, I am referring the ones that are just big enough to be “out and about.” I watched one the other evening, glide and flap his wings with just enough momentum to make it from a tree limb to land on an overhead wire. He appeared to be hanging on for dear life, wondering how he would ever get off the wire, yet fully aware that he had actually flown! Whether or not, he thought all the things that I pondered for him, I felt blessed to get to see his early flight. I have also noticed how much pigeons sound like doves, and that just makes them more beautiful to think of them that way. Actually I have noticed their variegated feathers, and they really are pretty birds. They just travel in big messy bunches. And then I think of “Pete,” the pigeon in Greece that met me every morning on the roof top cafĂ© at the inn where we stayed. He came right up to the table, knowing I would be giving him dry cereal as I enjoyed my morning coffee taking in the scenery of Athens and the ships on the Mediterranean. In the spring, I am so grateful for life, that I must take the time to just acknowledge the beauty of G~d‘s freshly awakened world. When I appreciate life, I must accredit G~d.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man, that you are mindful of him?

Thursday, April 07, 2005


It's just time to stop and quit looking at everything that is annoying, for just a minute. In the little corner of the world that we live, it is spring, and with spring G~d brings the most delightful sounds and sights. The barren looking limbs and ground are now donning more shades of green than I can imagine. And there are hints of lavendar and yellow in some of the perrenial ground cover that G~d has planted. There are also beautiful jonquils and daffodils, varying shades of purple phlox, and the deep rich burgundy color of the leaves on our peach tree, that I planted. These colors all stand out beautifully against the clear blue sky of warm spring days. I've actually seen some very green strawberry leaves. I've had my fill, lately of all the news, actually, I can't say it's the news, because it's just a matter of 3 minutes of the hour, but the news analysis is well beyond exhausting. So, I will leave the famous guys to analyze it all and spend my moment here sharing spring. I have been particularly aware of the baby birds this year. Not the ones in the nest, I don't think I've seen many nests, but the ones that are just getting "out and about." I watched one that could spread his wings just enough to glide to the overhead wire and perch. He looked like he was hanging on for dear life, didn't know how to get down, but realized he had in fact flown! I listen to the calls and sounds of the various species of birds and realize pigeons sound alot like doves. And you know, they just seem much prettier when I look at it that way. And then I do notice the varigated colors of their feathers, and they really are pretty birds. They just travel in big messy bunches. And then I think of "Pete," the pigeon in Greece that met me every morning on a roof top cafe. The colors are beautiful, the spring sounds are sweet, and my soul is grateful for the opportunity to live and breathe and enjoy the wonders of G~d's creation. Spring makes me appreciate life, and life makes me grateful to G~d.
When I consider Your heavens the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man, that You are mindful of him?

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Overcoming Party Differences

I have heard a few things in the news lately that I believe are confirming my suspicions. I have commented previously, on the positive impact Bill Clinton had on the republican party, but now Hillary is speaking or attempting to sound moderate. Do the Clintons see the handwriting on the wall and realize they better jump on board and be a part of the only party left ?[pardon the pun] Or has this been a part of the bigger picture for some time? The other morning, I heard a blip on the news that sounded like a quote from former President Clinton regarding his work on the Carter presidential campaign. The statement and I can’t quote it, but went about like this, [that was before southern Democrats knew G~d was a republican.] Has Bill Clinton seen the evangelical right’s light? My theory is much more controversial and ominous. I have thought for years, Bill Clinton was placed strategically between the Bushes to gain republican momentum. You see, there is an old saying, something to the effect, “nothing unites like a common enemy.” And we can clearly see that the red and the blue now consider each other enemy to their ideals. So my theory that Bill Clinton was more enamored with the address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and politics was merely a “means to the end.” I mean, think about it. We had already had the Reagan years, and the citizens went from abject disgust of his economics to becoming his loyal followers wanting him on the money and Mt. Rushmore. And then we had the Bush I years, and really with President Reagan’s health, we don’t know how much of the Reagan years were really Bush I years. At any rate, the American people would not have accepted 28 straight years of one party in the White House, and yet the politics have really never changed since 1980. It was President Clinton that gave us NAFTA, cut welfare, and made the country mad at democrats. And everyone knows, a large percentage of our nation just loves to be mad; angry and indignant, especially about sex.
Now the next thing I hear, is the only President that hosted the Pope can’t go to his funeral. That’s right President Carter is officially not invited. President Ford’s health is too frail. But both President Bushes, President Clinton, and of course Dr. Rice will be attending. There are several members of Congress that will also be in attendance, but not the democratic President that the Pope actually visited in the White House. So, I’m thinking when the republicans raised the question and used the Bible passage about a wolf in sheep’s clothing referring to our leader that behaved immorally, I’m thinking they may be more accurate than I gave them credit. I’m watching, as Mr. Clinton now attempts to appear respectful in his travels with Mr. Bush and as President Bush continues to include Mr. Clinton, seems the three politicians get along much better than the two parties. Are they rising above party differences for the “greater good?” Surely, no American has been swept up in that much spin . . .
and impostors shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The Marking of the Beast

I spoke with the Animal Control Department for our city today and received confirmation before I began this blog. We know years ago, the Conservation Agents began marking or tagging certain species to ensure they continued to thrive with both hunting and the progress of suburbia. And then the earth people joined in and started protecting the endangered species and that changed the view and support a bit. But basically the same procedure was taking place, it was just a matter of a different priority. But long before that, there was the marking of the beasts and it was called branding. That was so we could know who the cattle belonged to. Then, as cities began to take more control, our pets received a tag to let the authorities know we were tending to our responsibilities and getting them their shots and paying for licenses. Money always figures in somewhere, whether it is a city license or a hunting license or a construction permit for land development. The reason: the Bible said, in the last days, there would be no buying or selling, i.e., commerce; with out the mark of the beast. You see, I have offered these scenarios from our history because most of us didn’t see the handwriting on the wall. We didn’t see the direction for the marking of the beasts, but the reality is now clearly in our face. Now we have cattle that receive a chip, and we have dogs and cats that receive chips. Why? Well the cattle receive this marking to track them for mad cow disease or whatever the three initial term is: [BSE?]. Three initials is the trend for identification, these days. Eventually it will be three numbers. Back to our marking of the beasts. Our neighbor’s new little pup got out accidentally and Animal Control was “right on top of it.” We didn’t know who’s pup it was, it was so new. After the revelation from the City, we now have an underground understanding. There is a chain attached to our tree in our front yard. If we see a pet that is loose and it will come to us, it will be there for the owner to retrieve, so the city does not get ahold of it. Our neighbor explained to us, and the city officials confirmed, for the little pup to be returned to its owner, the same day, mind you, it must be chipped. That’s right, the owner had to agree to the chip or the dog would not be returned to his custody. Once the city has taken “possession” of the animal, the owner must pay for the various discretionary charges and the fee for implanting the “chip.” But don’t kid yourself, people love this stuff, it’s for everyone’s best interest. . . It’s a wonderful way to know which animals have received their shots . . . Whatever. What this is, is the perfect way to control the owners, you know the tax payers that just want to have “man’s best friend” hanging around the house with them and they love their pets. And what is on these chips? Information about the owner, no doubt! So, rather than have their pet euthanized, they submit to the powers that be and have them marked or chipped or tagged. See how subtle this is? Right now, it's just animals, but the handwriting on the wall is getting clearer. The owner is given the choice to have their pet marked and live or be killed. This is only shades of things to come . . .
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,

Monday, April 04, 2005

Whose Project is the Minuteman Project?

The Minuteman Project has made the news in another way, now. I was absolutely amazed that President Bush and the ACLU both presented disapproval and a rather negative view of the Minuteman Project. With the Republicans and the NRA being so close, and pro Second Amendment, I was shocked when our President referred to the Minuteman Project as vigilantes. And even more surprised that they explained themselves so clearly, they are unarmed and still willing to take the physical risk to protect our borders. Now, I am not even going to address the matter of illegal immigrantion from Mexico. That has gone on for years, and everyone is aware of the situation. The issue that does concern me, is all this “safety and protection” that is spinning our way, daily, while our leaders know the border to the south is virtually wide open. We are supposed to be battling terrorists and the proposed terrorists that were responsible for 9/11 gained access to our nation through the unprotected border between Canada and the US. Are our leaders unaware that the news is now global? Do our leaders forget that they are the ones that keep telling us that we must remain vigilant to avoid another 9/11? Do our leaders honestly believe the terrorists haven’t heard of the border patrol problem between the US and Mexico? And what about the MS-13 gang from Central America? Do our leaders not realize ineffective border patrol to the south is an open invitation to this group? It must be, they are already here!
Or is this just another chapter in the book of heroes and villains and mandates of the people? Is the American public getting manipulated into polarization, once again, only this time it’s a lose/lose situation for John Q. Public and Jane Doe. Will the people, finally be tired of hearing about problems and stand up for their right to tend to those problems under the Bill of Rights, at absolutely no cost to our fearless leaders? It is so easy to be fearless when one is not on the front line, now isn’t it. . . Will the Americans, under this Minuteman Project actually insist upon taking all the front line chances unarmed and call the border patrol when they have apprehended someone? Or, as our military becomes spread even thinner throughout the world, predominantly, the Middle East, will these men that are under such scrutiny now, actually be the ones that protect the homeland? Or will these men go to the trouble and expense to assemble, organize and find they will now be answering to yet another a new department of the government, organized specifically for this type of homeland security?
But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the Lord thy G~d . . .the alien that is within shall rise above you.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

You know, I have a real pet peeve when it comes to the way things are getting defined and redefined. It's Friday and it's been a grueling week. The news is all bad. And by the way, I do have some Good News. All the bad news that keeps mounting is one of the signs of the Good News of the Second Coming. More bad news for all those Left Behind Fans, there is no Scriptural evidence that anyone's "up and out" before the trouble starts. At any rate, I am looking forward to Sabbath and a new week. But, I must share one last observance with the way things have come to be. I believe the baby boomer generation gets way too much credit for the way things are. I have to tell you, whether it's feminism, PETA, or selfish views of entitlements, we were by far, not the first generation to think this stuff up. We just labelled it. So, lets give credit where credit is due. The women that became teenagers through the depression are the true example of feminists. Their lives clearly said, "I will decide where I will be and no one is going to make me stay on the farm and be a baby machine." Now, just because we have an organization called PETA, and that is just a strange concept to begin with. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals should also want people treated ethically, but for the most part, animals are placed above people. Well, how long have we had in our society, little old ladies with cats? Or remember when we were kids and had to "cater" to the little ornamental yipping house dog that belonged to the couple that didn't have children? And we knew they like animals better than kids. Kids just sense that sort of thing. Now lets move on to the aged saints of our society who don't want anyone to touch their pensions, inheritances, investments, or Social Security, because they are entitled to it all. And once again, we baby boomers don't have the sense they did! And they are right, rather than registered dogs, we had kids. And rather than choose to be working women, there was no choice. And now that the union has been replaced by immigrant conservative illegals, there will be no recourse. The neoconservative party can now get labor cheaper and the votes. As far as Social Security goes, we knew years ago, ours was taken. You see, in 1967 President Johnson "borrowed" from Social Security to fund the war, so once again, the baby boomers have managed life unwisely. All the boys in the baby boomer generation blew our Social Security on their senior trip to Viet Nam!
they did evil in the sight of the Lord . . . doing what was right in their own eyes

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