Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Finally, Something Our Government isn't Taking Over

I was so relieved to hear some spokesman for the White House tell the press that the government would not be taking the oil mess away from BP. Of course, I am cynical enough to believe the White House doesn't want any more mess on it's hands that it cannot fully blame on the last administration and it was just a couple of weeks after President Obama went against so many in his party to promote this drilling deal, that the mess occurred, so clearly he won't be wanting a turn to hold this hot potato. I did like the reasons that were given, however. The government lacks the expertise and equipment that BP has. I love it. Not being knowledgeable or equipped doesn't usually stop politicians in power. I can't help but wonder if this were an American company what would have been legislated already to answer to the government. Since BP doesn't answer to the White House, if the government did take over, BP could simply pack up and go home.
Now as to the blame game., because it's for sure coming. Cheney, of course, will be linked to Haliburton, apparently forever and some democrats are already bringing that up. And of all things, some so-called conservatives are claiming Obama is too cozy with Big Oil. Funny, big oil is always associated with both parties to an extent to cover their bases and hedge their bets, but the big money goes to the republicans. So as the blame unfolds, I think we need to remember, regardless of who ultimately ends up holding the hot potato, the oil is in the water that affects nature and affects us all.
. . . and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter - the Revelation

Monday, May 24, 2010

Powerful People without Elected Office

I just can't help but take notice of some very powerful people that are not politicians or business people that actually provide a product. As a matter of fact, most of them are entertainers . . . and yet they have a devout following that believes they are sharing insight and wisdom of the ages. I read and listen to opinions from both sides and frankly, I think many people are getting played. If we could just get a hold of the some logic in these various situations, we might be able to regain our collective composure. Fact one, Oprah is an entertainer. Many of her viewing audience believe she is enlightened and sharing with them her enlightenment, but basically she's enjoying her wealth, fame, and I would think her power to even tell people what books to read. Now moving right along to more entertainers, we have Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, who state they are entertainers. Just because their listening audience thinks they are reporters doesn't change the fact that they are entertainers. Maintaining a large enough audience to sell their sponsor's products is their job. As for Sarah Palin, isn't good for her that her ticket lost the 2008 election? Joe Biden doesn't get to comment on every little thing that goes on and he's spending time with his family on a regular basis. If she were the vice president, she'd have to take care of her kids instead of twitter and she'd have to hold a few opinions to herself. She would probably have to just write her memoirs after her term, like everyone else that passes through or by 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
We give a lot of power to people in this country that really haven't earned it and are truthfully and openly making millions off of entertaining the gullible.
Buy the truth, and sell it not . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Friday, May 14, 2010

Enough Already!

In preparation for Sabbath and for Shavu'ot next week, I'm taking a week off from this blog. When I'm trying to seek G~D and focus on HIM, I find politics to be very distracting. So, I'll be back to this blog the 24th of May. I do believe there will be UPDATES posted soon, though, and I may post a thought or two on Rhapsody Road.
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. words of Messiah

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

T M I?

Our President doesn't seem to be enjoying his promise of transparency, after all. Although in his campaign he promised openness, for awhile he seemed to be skirting the press at several opportunities. Now, he's down right dissing the press. We've been told knowledge is power and this president more than any other has utilized the 24/7 information internet. He raised how many million dollars in his campaign by promising change and transparency and didn't he insist upon and get his way to keep his personal blackberry for personal e-mails, while all other presidents have had every piece of correspondence available to someone else for accountability? And now, of all things, this man who has done nothing but benefit from being the star of the media for more than three years, the hope of political blogs for more than three years and actually pre-empted the World Series, doesn't think blogs, cableTV, and constant access to news information is good for us. Well, I saw this one coming with the digital TV signals last year. Don't be surprised when we discover our information is filtered. But then, if we keep getting all these news item crumbs and enough negative press about someone we don't like, will we know if our information is filtered? What have we already missed while then Candidate Obama was making us promises and collecting donations? What do we not hear while Glenn Beck is telling us TPTB want to silence him? It's easy to see Sarah Palin playing the media both ways, but what about the rest of them? What does happen and when do we find out when our President of the FCC decides we have TMI [Too Much Information] and ramp up the filter?
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Friday, May 07, 2010

Answer to National Day of Prayer

I was not impressed with the way our nation handled National Day of Prayer, but I did think Franklin Graham was quite gracious. I did love the answer I got for a specific prayer I spoke and requested throughout the day, including on air through "Choosing Life." I specifically asked YHVH and asked the listening audience to join me in praying that the 3rd Navy Seal would be found Not Guilty. I was so grateful late last evening when I left clicked to a news site and that was the lead story! Granted, our Pentagon has missed more than one opportunity of late. These three young men should have been given medals, not courts martial, and uninviting someone, anyone to a day of prayer is beyond rude. Our nation really has its nerve, collectively to continue to ask G~D for favors, blessings and mercy, but clearly HE answered this prayer.
And I will be found of you, saith YHVH: and I will turn away your captivity . . . a Prophet of Holy Scripture

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Made in America

When we moved to the country, we decided some sort of mini tractor was in order. A mini tractor is really just a bulky riding mower. Anyway, we looked at mowers, garden tractors, and yard tractors. We looked at Swisher, Husqvarna, and Poulan brands. We finally went with Poulan, as it was American made and Swisher is a bit more of a contraption than I want to deal with. Well, now here we are beginning our 5th mowing season since the big purchase and I believe my husband has replaced the head gasket more times than we've filled the mower with gasoline. It's been so consistent, I actually called the company to see if there was some sort of recall on it. They said no, and something about a warranty. I have my own feelings about warranties, for the most part and my husband has come around to my way of thinking. If it's a fairly new trendy item, I go for a low end warranty, thinking it may still have a few bugs that need to be worked out, but if it's something that has been on the market for awhile, I don't think I need more than the warranty that comes with the purchase. Our common response when they ask if we want an additional warranty is, "How long is built to last?" Then we get some sort of limited blah blah blah answer and ultimately it goes full circle to the question again. It is at that point that I tell them. "If I'm disappointed in the performance and endurance of the product, and have to buy a new one sooner than expected, I'll simply change brands." I mean really, at the price of the extended warranties, you could just about have another new one paid for. So, our Poulan came with a year warranty, I think. And having had to replace the first head gasket within that time, we figured it was just a fluke. Well, we were wrong. It's an annual event. Let me clarify since it's been 5 years and this is only our 4th head gasket. Of course one, came in the original assembly. We moved last year so I only mowed once at the old place and tethered the goats here at the new one. Officially, we didn't replace it last year, but we've only taken two swaths this year and here we are again. I just hope our Poulan will "pull on" through this entire summer! By the way, I've heard nothing but good things about Husqvarna.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. a Proverb

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