Wednesday, June 30, 2010


As I recall, I realize the spin is dizzying, making the memory seem hazy, but then Candidate Obama had a clear and negative opinion of the way General Petraeus was handling the war in Iraq. Now President Obama has decided General Petraeus is the man for the job in Afghanistan? Really? Has our President become enlightened since taking his oath of office? Of course he was going to be out of Iraq in 2009 and he had a better idea than G.W.'s 3/4 trillion dollar stimulus and everyone would have handled Katrina better than Brownie. So 70 days into the BP oil mess, what gives besides the spin? Although I don't agree with those with the Tea Bag leaning, I can't help but wonder just what it is our present administration wants except more power over the people. He's given us health care we didn't want. His wife is going to tell all of us what to eat. Everything that goes wrong, he blames on the GOP. Wow! Sounds like he took notes out of the same playbook as before. Everything that went wrong for G.W. got blamed on those democrats and liberals. Frankly the spin is tiring and has ceased to be entertaining. Maybe, just maybe it's time for real leadership and that I believe would completely leave politicians out of the running. Politicians have to keep the pot stirred to keep the media and lobbyists interested, thus keeping the people agitated for the election cycle, mass control, and subservience. For the past 30 years, democracy in action has amounted to little more than maintaining the fear and anger enough to keep the people divided. So much so, they can tell us it was bad intelligence and go right on doing what they were or tell us the change isn't coming as promised, but it will be difficult; and half of the country will fall in line behind one or the other.
From Reaganomics to the War on Drugs to the War on Terror to our government bouncing between a Nanny State and Big brother, the politicians continue to be virtually unaccountable to "we the people."
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Monday, June 21, 2010

Economy Improving?

So, I read yet again that the economy is improving. I'd like to know where. Oh, I realize, now that all the middle class has lost their stock market investments and their nerve, the market is going back up. Well, how nice for the aristocratically elite of this country. As far as the rest of us seeing the improvement . . . I can't find anyone seeing it. I asked a clerk at the grocery store if she'd noticed anything different and she began complaining about the price of groceries and then proceeded to tell me about her son that had had the same job since right out of school was now entering his second year of unemployment. She went on to tell me that there were thousands of applicants for a single job opening in many of the places her son was sending his resume. Then I found myself in a really strange conversation in a pharmacy. Since I don't use pharmaceuticals this is one loop I am clearly out of and truthfully haven't missed. My husband went in for something, so the granddaughters and I wandered around. Since Father's Day snuck up on my by a week, this year, I thought I better grab a card for Daddy while I was there. To my shock, the card plus tax came to just under $5.00. I just stood there for a moment before offering my thoughts as to why e-cards are gaining momentum and the fact that this was not even a Hallmark! Then the conversation got strange as the clerk informed me of all the reasons the card was so expensive. I agreed that all of her details clearly indicated e-cards were the way to go. She then said, the problem with the economy is: are you ready? People have too much money. Well now, that certainly was a new perspective in this economic crisis. She then tried to engage me in some conversation about the end of free checking. I just had to get out of there before I said any more. As we were leaving we noticed several shelves of items that we had never seen in the pharmacy before. The clerk quickly informed us that all the items on those shelves were $1.00. Oh, one more place that this improved economy is affecting! I then went to mail the card. I couldn't believe it when I got to the post office and the man behind the counter informed me it would be 61 cents. That's right, a first class stamp wouldn't cover it. He just looked at me like all postal workers do . . . I was so glad I hadn't stuck a stamp on it and dropped it in a mail box somewhere. Our illustrious postal service would have either cancelled the stamp and returned it to me for insufficient postage or delivered it to my Dad, postage due. Wow! Wouldn't that have truly said, "Happy Father's Day!"
Well, I can honestly say, I think the only thing that will keep paper cards and the post office in business much longer, are the people that refuse to get computers!
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity. Ecclesiastes of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

First Address from Oval Office

How interesting that Candidate Obama could actually pre-empt the World Series to tell us why he should be our president and now it's taken nearly 18 months for him to address us from the Oval Office to discuss what's been going on since he's become president. How nice! Well, he said early on, "I won!" When I heard him say that, all I could think was "we the people" had lost. I'm finding his presidency to be more than just a little disappointing. I listened to some of his speech and it was what I've read throughout his administration. He didn't cause it . . . It won't be fixed overnight . . . We've got more work and rough days ahead . . . He'll find the right people to blame . . . It, as always, whatever "it" is, will be better than before . . . I was not one of the majority that voted "against Bush" in the last election, which clearly won President Obama the majority. I didn't vote for Sarah, either. Truth be told and I mentioned it at the time, with the price of gasoline, I just didn't find it worth the trip to go and write somebody's name in. And so, I didn't. Now, I know the saying. If you didn't vote you can't complain, which is fair. I'm not feeling like complaining anyway, it's more a feeling of being disengaged from the process. Unfortunately, I feel our president is as disengaged from the citizens as I am from Washington, DC.
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Nation of Authority Based upon Our Own Issues

An odd thought occurred to me last night that I hadn't considered in years. I discovered a couple of interesting facts a few years ago and just sort of remembered them for some reason, and last night I saw the picture gain a few more pieces. I realized that Hitler and Freud were from the same basic region in Europe, while I was living in a town that you could literally see the demonic haze over it, from several miles down the high way. And through the course of facebook and videos passed around, I've come to understand there are many religious folks now studying demons and demonic influence over areas. Well, I'm not into studying demons or giving the enemy of G~D any attention, but what I've come to understand is; just like Freud and Hitler, we are a nation of claimed authority based upon our own unresolved issues. Social workers have their issues. Some well known preachers were pretty infamous sinners. I never met a mental health worker that had their own life in order. AA attendees become AA sponsors, and same with NA. Former prisoners are all over the map with jail ministries. We are a nation of people that find a way to have authority over people that struggle with our own issues or with people that make us feel challenged or out of step. History has revealed that Freud was one sick dude, psychologically speaking and Hitler had definite issues with having some question about a possible Jewish heritage, or at least his grandmother's Jewish employer. So, where does it end here? Could we be heading toward a society in which the one with the most unresolved issues will ultimately claim the most authority?
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of YHVH . . . YHVH shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: Torah of Holy Scripture

Monday, June 07, 2010

It's Not Been Blogger's Block

I've not been ignoring this site, either. It's so much bigger than any lame excuse I could even think about coming up with. My problem in this past week and a half is this: it's all just too serious to make fun of and it's all too overwhelming to be dismissed, so something has to be said or written that screams, "WAKE UP!" Feeling that I still don't have that, I decided I had to come on and at least put in an appearance. This Gulf deal is a mess and there is no earthly reason it's political, but since it's washing ashore here in America, of course it's political! And the mess in Gaza is huge, and it's not political, either, but from what I'm reading it's going to just divide along religious political lines as usual. I'm thinking as long as there is division, we are still a a step or two from fulfilling Zechariah 14. I'm amazed at the number of Christians that are passing around articles and videos stating the Rabbis are looking at the fulfillment of Gog and Magog. I haven't seen any Rabbis making that statement, as a matter of fact, they seem to be juggling their own congregants in regard to the entire situation in Palestine. I do believe we are looking at some prophecy coming to pass, but I don't believe the ones that think they are in the know, know what they are seeing. First, anyone that is talking "pre-tribulation rapture" with this Gog and Magog prophecy is going to be disappointed and rethinking their theology as the last days continue to unfold. Next the political secularists which is also a religion of it's own is only going to disagree with the religious right that are awaiting the rapture while beating the drums of war. To politicize these calamities is nothing but pure arrogance and strong delusion. The closer all this gets, the more convinced I am that America truly does appear in Scripture, and it isn't good. Our greed is contaminating the water. Our heavy handedness in the Middle East has brought even more turmoil. And our religion and politics are as intertwined as the Judean Sanhedrin and Constantine's Rome!
For G~D hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of G~D shall be fulfilled. the Revelation 17th Chapter

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