Monthly Archives: January 2014
Posted by Pistol Pete
Take a break; the moral fabric of our country is crumbling,the DC republicant’s,to please Obamaspierre are climbing into the oxcart to be led away to the guillotine with the word ‘amnesty’ scrawled on the blade with the blood of those who have sacrificed to defend the freedoms they have capriciously squandered for 30 pieces of silver from their money masters. Extricate yourself from the cesspool of lies,hypocrisy,greed,hate and treachery that is politics today.
She’s running again because’my work is not done.’
There are still a few pockets of resistance to the socialist takeover that must be crushed.
GUESS WHO’S CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR NOSTRILITIS WAXHEAD’S SEAT?
Surprised she can close her legs and stand up long enough to campaign
HIS CATHETER SLIPPED OUT!
That’s funny,right there. I don’t care who you are.
In case you hadn’t noticed I’m in a really owly mood. We’ve had maybe 2 days above 30 the last two months and the weather channel is calling for 4-8 more inches from tonight until tomorrow afternoon. I’m just really worn out.
Take heart,I promise no depressing stuff.
“Essentially, [President Obama] passed a law by executive order that the Congress had rejected – wouldn’t pass. That is unbelievably unconstitutional. It’s as if a Republican ran and said ‘I don’t like the capital gains tax.’ Congress rejects an abolition of that tax, and then he orders the IRS not to collect it. People would be up in arms and would be impeaching.”
“These things have the effect of breaking bonds of trust between government and the people. They make citizens see Washington as an alien and hostile power. Washington sees the disaffection. They read the polls, they know. They call it rage. But it feels more like grief. Like the loss of something you never thought you’d lose, your sense of your country and your place in it, your rights in it.”
Fox News Update in my email
Shorter Cruz: You should not have a major Obama donor investigating the IRS.
Shorter Holder: I totally trust the major Obama donor to be completely non-partisan.
Question. Who is this?
After he was sworn in, he packed his administration with Marxists, nationalized health care, supported schemes to decrease the incomes of the successful while increasing minimum wage. Because of his policies, productivity decreased and the economy stagnated.
He used the media often to “dialogue with the people” and was popular mostly with the poor, low-income working class and students. Opposition came primarily from the middle class, which his government targeted for rough treatment.
His government cut off ties with allies and brought the nation to the brink of war.
Answer: See below.
This was Fidel Castro, who was elected Prime Minister of Cuba in 1959. Cuba had gained independence in 1902 and established a free Republic. Castro decided elections were for weenies and made Cuba in a single-party Communist nation which he ruled until 2008 when his brother took over.
Dearest often quotes the old saying, “Red sky at night; sailors delight. Red sky at morning; sailors take warning.” But I didn’t know it was in the Bible. This came in my “Gospel a Day” email:
Matt 16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed.
Starting about 1964, Paul Harvey published and broadcast variations on this famous meditation. It’s interesting to read the 1964 version (below) while listening to the 1996 version (below).
Paul Harvey’s “If I were the Devil” (probably 1996 version) [3:22]
If I Were the Devil by Paul Harvey
If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.
I’d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree.
So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers.
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.”
To the young I would whisper “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that “man created God,” instead of the other way around. I would confide that “what is bad is good and what is good is square.”
In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be “extreme” in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.
And the old I would teach to pray — to say after me — “Our father which are in Washington.”
Then I’d get organized.
I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.
I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.
I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me.
I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could, I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.
I’d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right.”
With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.
Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress.
Then in his own churches I’d substitute psychology for religion and deify science.
If I were Satan I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg
And the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the Devil I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work.
Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps.
If I were Satan I’d just keep doing what I’m doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.
1964 version @ http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/devil.asp
Marriage is a three-legged stool. The wife is one leg; the husband is another; and the marriage is the third. God sits on the stool and the children sit on His lap. The secret to a blessed, joyful family is to keep the three legs of the stool even and strong.
When husband and wife agree or can compromise, there’s no problem. But sometimes issues come up where there simply is no compromise. It’s gotta be either his way or her way. That is when you must not fall into thinking marriage is 50-50, that’s it’s just about husband and wife or husband vs. wife.
The third leg matters. Give it a vote. Consider which of the two choices are best for the whole marriage, including God and the kids. Sometimes the right decision will come clear and the partner who doesn’t get his/her choice can more easily accept losing without resentment.
But when you cannot work through it on your own, decide jointly on an impartial, but Godly arbiter. It doesn’t need to be a minister, but that’s often the best choice. The important thing is that you agree together beforehand that you both trust this person to hear both sides and cast the deciding vote for the marriage.
Dearest and I have had a few deal-breaking level issues in our 35 years. One time, we picked a priest, another a marriage counselor, and a third time, we went to a financial counselor. The key thing was that we both agreed that we each had only 1/3 – not 1/2 – stake in the marriage and that this person would be the one to cast the tie-breaking third vote on behalf of the marriage itself.
Posted by Pistol Pete
I have no idea how to start this; the only other time I can recall a video-only post was for Christmas music in 2012.
I posted the Cowboy Kid youtube from the Doritos ‘Crash the Superbowl’ contest. It is one of the five finalists.
Here are three of the others:
I have no idea what possessed me to do this. Boredom,maybe;perhaps I just wanted to give you an emotional outlet. At 30-90 seconds,none of them call for you to invest much time. Who knows? You might like one or two.