Daily Archives: April 27, 2013

Body Language at the Bush Library dedication

2013_04 25 Body Language at Bush Library dedication

MIRRORING – When one person copies another, it is called mirroring. It often means the two people are in synch with one another.

  • Bill, Dubya and HW: When a self-confident person puts his hands in his pockets, it may indicate he is uncomfortable with the people around him. Unless his hands are cold or his joints ache, HW’s hand clasp is likely a wheelchair appropriate variation on his son’s hands in pockets gesture. All three men appear to be avoiding eye contact with the three Big Losers in the room. And lest anyone think this is partisan or racist, Clinton is a Democrat and Carter is white.
  • Barack and Michelle: Crossed arms are usually associated with self-protection, indicating the person feels threatened (unless they’re just cold).

PROXIMITY – For Americans, it is appropriate for friends and associates to space themselves 18″ to 4′ apart and create an open circle while talking.

  • Because there is clearly a photographer in the room, the open semi-circle from Barbara to Dubya is appropriate. Barack’s position in this semi-circle deliberately excludes Carter. Carter’s loose arms and big smile suggest he may be too dim-witted to get that his fellow Democrat is belittling him.
  • Former First Ladies – Three of them aren’t even in the picture. Michelle is scowling and pouting. Only the supremely self-confident and wry Babsy Bush is smiling and has positioned her body to relate appropriately with her husband, son and Clinton.

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My picks from #YouJustPulledAnObama

  • If this might be your real student ID, then #YouJustPulledAnObama

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  • If you say “God Bless You” to a group of people who rejoice in partially born babies being torn apart
  • If you have never wasted a tragedy to forward your agenda
  • If you say “sequester” when flight delays disrupt citizens while “funding abortion” with $450 Million from taxpayers
  • If you campaign promised “I will NOT take your guns away” and then support gun control everywhere
  • If you helped orchestrate the mortgage financial crisis with sub prime loans and are now going to offer the same BAD loans
  • If you think the Tea Party is a greater threat to national security than Islamic extremists
  • If you went to bed while 4 Americans were murdered, then hid those that survived
  • If you think the Tea Party is a terrorist organization, but Bill Ayers was just some misunderstood protester
  • If you cut the Mititary Tuition Assistance Program and then offer ILLEGALS college tuition assistance
  • If you blame ATMs and the weather for unemployment
  • If you think you did me a favor by making my healthcare unaffordable
  • If you sent troops into harm’s way without congressional approval
  • If you try to pick my pocket and then call me greedy for grabbing your wrist
  • If you never attend any meetings of your Jobs Council while America experiences highest unemployment in history
  • If you want to reward illegal immigrants and punish legal immigrants
  • If your fans can’t list anything but your skin color as an achievement
  • If your Attorney General equates illegal immigration with “civil rights”
  • If you and everybody who worships at your altar claims you are a genius but you won’t let anybody see your transcripts
  • If you blame congress when your party had full control of congress your first 2 years
  • If you were stupid enough to blame the Benghazi jihadi terror attack on a you tube video
  • If you hired someone to forge a birth certificate just to shut Donald Trump up
  • If you want gun control but go nowhere without armed guards protecting you
  • If a judge needs to tell you that you can’t decide what laws you won’t enforce
  • If the only thing your Obamabots can say to defend you is “Republicans are Racist”
  • If it took you years to present a budget and then no one voted for it, not even Democrats
  • If you never take responsibility for anything bad
  • If you prefer people who step on American flags over those who wave them
  • If you say it’s irresponsible to pay for our debt using future generations $, and then spend at 3x’s the rate of Bush
  • If you think a socialized welfare state will work here even though the same concept has collapsed the EU economies
  • If you called the woman who raised you a racist while idolizing the dead beat who abandoned you as an infant
  • If you let matters of national importance sit on your desk for weeks++ because you can’t make a decision
  • If you had to check with Valerie and Michelle before sending SEALs to get bin Laden
  • If you ever gave the Queen of England an IPod of your speeches
  • If you give Mexican Drug Cartels free weapons but want gun control for US citizens
  • If you love abortion while claiming to care about “the children”
  • If you send half a billion dollars to Palestinian terrorists while air traffic controllers get furloughed
  • If you claim a human fetus isn’t human, while declaring conservatives are ‘science deniers’
  • If you claim to be a big Chicago White Sox then say they play at “Cominskey Park”
  • If you want to model America’s gun laws on those that made Chicago the most violent city in America
  • If your horrible policies are responsible for the rise of the Tea Party
  • If you have a fake SSN
  • If you can consistently lie to people for over 5 years and still have supporters
  • If you’ve ever claimed transparency while hiding every single fact about your past
  • If you campaigned on your “foreign policy experience” but missed 60+% of your intelligence briefings
  • If you win a Nobel Peace Prize then blow the hell out of hundreds of men, women, & children with drone strikes
  • If your Attorney General refuses to pursue criminals because they’re black
  • If your people voted for a healthcare plan for the public that exempted them
  • If you think pregnancy is an STD and babies are a punishment
  • If you arm Mexican Cartels with US guns better than you arm your border patrol
  • If you murdered innocent women and children in a country we’re not even at war with
  • If you claimed to care about the poor, then made them all poorer
  • If you do nothing when your ambassador is killed, but put the man who stole your teleprompter in jail for 7 years
  • If you like foreign dictators more than American patriots
  • If you wrote a racist, quasi-fictional novel called “Dreams Of My Father” and then campaigned on equality
  • If you campaigned on equality, then spent your entire time in office aggravating racial tensions
  • If you’ve convinced your followers that all opposition to your policies is due solely to your skin color
  • If your coach benched you because you sucked and you whined about what a racist he was
  • If you pay celebrities to come to your house but lock the doors to the citizens paying your salary
  • If you think there are 57 States
  • If you think the Constitution doesn’t apply to you, and you can just ignore laws that you don’t like
  • If you think what Gosnell did to living babies is a “reproductive choice”
  • If you spend $ trillion more per yr than Bush while still blaming his spending for the economy
  • If you think a woman getting raped is an excuse to kill a living fetus
  • If your presidency is so horrible that it is easy to keep this hashtag going
  • If your presidency is so horrible, I am tired out from reading all these tweets
  • If your drooling fans think we made all this stuff up

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Textual analysis of Revelation 17:1 – 22:9

Since the Bible’s chapter and verse numbers are not original to the text, I’ve been trying to ignore the numbers and just look at the structure and words. I’ve identified TWO “Angel Don’t” sections that bracket FOUR “Pool of Fire” sections. You’ll recall that TWO is a pair of things that are both similar and contrasting, while FOUR is about all that God created.

Angel Donts and Pools of Fire graphic

BRACKETS: TWO things that are similar and contrasting

PARALLEL BEGINNINGS: Angel Don’t

  • FIRST Rev 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who were holding the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come here. I will show you the judgment on the great harlot* who lives near the many waters.
  • SECOND Rev 21:9 One of the seven angels who held the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come here. I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

PARALLEL MIDDLES: Angel Don’t

  • FIRST The angel carried John away in spirit to a deserted place where he saw Satan’s city.*
  • SECOND The angel carried John away in spirit to a great, high mountain where he saw God’s city.
    • FIRST Satan’s city will be a place of immense wealth and depravity.
    • SECOND God’s city will be a place of immense wealth and holiness.
      • FIRST God will destroy Satan’s city in one day and no light from a lamp will ever be seen in her again.
      • SECOND God’s city will last forever and His glory will be its light.

PARALLEL ENDINGS: Angel Don’t

  • FIRST Rev 19:9-10 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These words are true; they come from God.” I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t! I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers who bear witness to Jesus. Worship God. Witness to Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
  • SECOND Rev 22:8-9 it is I, John, who heard and saw these things, and when I heard and saw them I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t! I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets and of those who keep the message of this book. Worship God.”

*For my take on:

Why “The Great Harlot” and “Babylon, the Mother of Harlots” are two different cities, see https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/the-great-harlot-vs-babylon-the-mother-of-harlots/

Why neither the Vatican nor the Roman Catholic Church are the harlot(s) of Revelation, see https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/the-seven-churches-of-revelation-part-ten/

BRACKETED: FOUR things about God’s creation

PARALLEL ENDINGS MARK OUT THESE SECTIONS

FIRST POOL OF FIRE = Rev 19:11 through Rev 19:21
Rev 19:20-21 The Anti-Christ and the False Prophet “were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur.”

SECOND POOL OF FIRE = Rev 20:1-10
Rev 20:10 “The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

THIRD POOL OF FIRE = Rev 20:11 through Rev 20:15
Rev 20:14-15 “Death and Hades were thrown into the pool of fire. (This pool of fire is the second death.) Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the pool of fire.”

FOURTH POOL OF FIRE = Rev 21:1 through Rev 21:8
Rev 21:8 “But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sort, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

THE STORY LINES

FIRST POOL OF FIRE = Rev 19:11 through Rev 19:21
The Final Battle at Armageddon: Jesus will fulfill the Jews’ expectation for a warrior Messiah by vanquishing all Israel’s enemies and establishing her reign forever. Note: He will have already fulfilled the Christians’ expectation for a Second Coming in the clouds at the Rapture. For my take on the Rapture, see https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/the-olivet-discourse-seal-six-and-the-rapture/

SECOND POOL OF FIRE = Rev 20:1-10
The Millennium: Satan has been chained for a thousand years. When this time is completed, he will be released to deceive the nations and fight the Final Battle at Armageddon, after which God will send him and all who serve him into the pit forever.

THIRD POOL OF FIRE = Rev 20:11 through Rev 20:15
Final Judgment: Fate of the Damned = Compare white throne here with white horse in FIRST Pool of Fire.

FOURTH POOL OF FIRE = Rev 21:1 through Rev 21:8
Final Judgment: Fate of the Victors = Characteristics of Damned: The cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sort.

I encourage you to read these passages in full for yourselves, keeping this structure in mind. It adds even more richness to the imagery. For example, consider how Satan’s city is described in the first Angel Don’t as the “Mother of Harlots” while God’s city is described in the second Angel Don’t as “a bride adorned for her husband.”

NOTE: In my next Bible study blog, I will be discussing why I believe the Millennium began before Jesus ascended. If that is going to make you mad, please skip that blog. I’ve had my fill of people being pissed at me for explaining what my beliefs are and why I hold them.

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You’re ignoring the sequester and the _Resident isn’t happy

This week’s furloughs of air traffic controllers make it obvious the Obama-philes are in a PANIC because Americans are ignoring the sequester.

2013_04 Flight delays cartoon a

Why PANIC? Well, gosh, if the sequester proves to be painless, we might decide we could stand to make more cuts. Democrats can’t have that!  Hence, air traffic control towers are being deliberately short-staffed to cause flight delays that Dems can blame on the sequester.

2013_04 Flight delays cartoon b

Apparently, the thing that triggered the PANIC was a poll of Americans that found:

  • “Sequester cuts are not affecting the economy” = UP 13 points over the prior month (from 27 to 40 percent)
  • “Sequester cuts are harming the economy” = DOWN 11 points (from 47 to 36 percent).

Also, some citizens have actually noticed that the stock market went up 10.7 percent. Oops.

2013_04 Flight delays cartoon c

So … will taking travelers hostage convince Americans that the White House should be allowed to raise taxes and increase spending?

Hmmm. I guess that depends on whether the traveling public is stupid enough to NOT figure out the FAA probably could have found a way to cut $600 Million out of their $15 Billion budget that did not impact travelers. Like, for example, maybe they could’ve all taken a 4% pay cut across the board or maybe they could’ve cut out most of the $800 Million they budget annually for consultants.

Even that notorious Obama-drooler, Candy Crowley, said on CNN that she thought flight delays were an absurd response to a pathetic requirement to cut 4% out of the FAA budget.

It’s not like the Big Bad Sequester was an actual CUT in federal spending. It was merely a slight reduction in the amount the Obama Democrats wanted to INCREASE spending!

2013_04 Flight delays cartoon d

Hopefully, Americans are waking up to the incompetence and deceit throughout the Obama administration, most recently demonstrated by Obama’s Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, who is responsible for choosing to inconvenience travelers rather than cut a penny out of his pork-laden budget.

Not convinced? Watch this.

Apr 25, 2013: Government by Temper Tantrum

Spending on the FAA has gone UP. So why is the Obama Administration delaying and canceling flights?

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