Your own lying eyes

Your own lying eyes
By
Sarge

Every morning I awaken to the challenge of finding a topic to address. (Some say bloviate about but I reject the criticism as long as Harry Reid is alive and Nancy Pelosi draws breath.) Today I found it in the disclosure Obama has again told the world of understandably restricted, if not Top Secret information, concerning Israel’s nuclear power research or construction program. The last time he did this he had his flunky Leon Pannetta (who was then Secretary of Defense) to tell the world of Israel’s strategy concerning their Arab neighbor states.

If “loose lips sink ships” then this rubber headed, America hating, block-head in chief is trying to conduct a Pearl Harbor on the entire free world. Obama’s hatred of Israel is specific and concrete no matter what the lying bat turd says. He has displayed nothing but anathema and denunciation of the fact Israel is resolute in their stance they will NOT return to pre-1967 boundaries and borders of their nation. To do so would be suicide. The control of the Golan Heights alone specifically shows the need to assure Israel doesn’t allow their Arab antagonists the literal high ground to launch artillery and missile strikes against Israel below. But Obama and Kerry are too stupid to understand what they don’t want to understand.

Pity. This is what masquerades as American leadership. It’s more significantly emblematic of all that’s wrong with American politics and politicians specifically. Politicians have no ethics. They have no constancy of action. They’re in it for themselves at this level and the “legacy” they’ll leave behind in history’s pages will be determined by those accepting their duplicity as good or evil. In liberal school systems, heroes of the left are published and bought as texts more often than those that are Right.

With Obama allowing this matter to “slip” into the public realm by declassifying intelligence held concerning Israel, his has again destabilized America’s posture as a nation speaking truth and justice to the world. It’s destroyed the knowledge of America’s willingness to stand behind decade long alliances with a people known to be in the cross-hairs of genocidal Arab antagonists wanting to finish Hitler’s work.
People have drawn analogies between Hitler and Obama in the past. Nobody’s listened. They keep hearing the vitriolic diatribe uttered by this jerk and reject their seeing what he’s doing because he says he isn’t doing it. There’s an old question asked of stupid people: “are you going to believe me or your own lying eyes?”

Obama’s been very, very obvious in what he’s doing and our witless Congressional and Senatorial “representatives’ have gone along with it because they have this belief if they stay loyal to Obama’s cause they’ll be rewarded in the next world. Does that mean they’ll get ice cubes in hell for their julips? That’s surely what Obama has in mind as a destination for any and all who associate with him as he drags the American flag through the bloody mud of the Middle East.

He holds this stupid belief Iran will be “controlled” with a bargain holding no legal recourse to stop the Iranians in the World Court and he removed sanctions they say weren’t having any positive effect on Iran’s actions against its neighbors, Obama’s proven he’s less American in his heart than Benedict Arnold.

Check what you see and understand. Listen to what he says and understand what he wants. Then decide what YOU believe is truth; not what he says is truth when YOU know it’s a lie. Accept NOTHING a politician says without investigating to find the facts, then decide the truth of the matter. Don’t just take it without giving some of it back; abuse is meant to be resisted not accepted blindly.

Sheep are led to slaughter. Do you stand tall and state your case or do you bleat as you walk to your personal and national demise?

Will you seek truth and deal with it or reject what your own “lying eyes” see? Either way, you’ll get what you deserve.
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YOU decide…

YOU decide…
By
Sarge

I no longer fly. In light of events occurring at this time I feel vindicated in my belief the personnel associated with maintenance and the actual operation during flight can cause any plane to fall from the sky. I’ll explain.

Years ago, (pre-9/11) I flew to and from Rhode Island for the purposes of attending a religious rite. It wasn’t a pleasant trip. During the flight to Rhode Island we encountered turbulence causing the plane to drop over five hundred feet in an instant. The resultant impact when the plane dropped onto a more stable wind current was reminiscent of falling off of a ladder and landing on your tailbone. It wasn’t pleasant or pretty. Books, coffee cups and other materials went flying and some people who didn’t do as the pilot told us and buckle –up, were airborne at the point of regaining control. I sat at the window and watched as the wing literally flapped like a goose in flight and prayed it stayed within its stress limits.

But, we survived with an understanding flight is still something carrying inherent dangers the NTSB can’t poo-pooh with statistics saying air travel is safer than driving on America’s highways or getting hit by lightning. When you’re involved in an incident you’re not a statistic. A statistic involves some specific fragment of possibility denoting the position held saying how many times it could happen. When the incident commences, you’re 100% involved and the outcome could swing from possibility to probability to actuality.

It’s that actuality put the fear of God in me.

Secondarily, (and far less dangerous) an incident happened on the flight home. A large and corpulent lady was assigned to sit next to me. I was trapped at the window again and couldn’t escape should any kind of incontinence struck me as it nearly did in the earlier incident. She had more junk than could be placed in the overhead bay and the rest didn’t fit under the seat. I was stabbed several times as her knitting needles perforated her carry-on. Then I learned she was hideously drenched in cologne; possibly to cover the stench of severe body odor – it didn’t work.
But the worst was yet to come. She was hyper-flatulent and every other emanation was oral indicating halitosis (bad breath) or that a squirrel took residence in her throat and was decaying after death. It was a miserable flight. But I digress.

My Dad was a Naval Air Crewman. He was a Flight Engineer and a valued member of a team served this nation during the decades of his career. My pride knows no bounds.

But, he and his men flew the craft they serviced and maintained daily. They understood their fate was controlled by how well they performed their jobs. That type of dedication doesn’t always happen now. We have people controlled by unions saying the union posture on any self-serving program can cause a labor walk-out and inconvenience to the public flying at any given time. Grievance procedures and union interference in airline operations can keep incompetent personnel on the flight-line for years. I know of few airplane maintenance personnel actually fly on the craft to assure all goes well. Assuredly, there’s no way to pull over to the next cloud and change the engine, but there’s also no personal stake in making sure that bird stays in flight.

But, lest you feel this will be about unions and my distaste for how it can become extortionist in its actions; I promise you it isn’t.
This is about how one person can take an airplane and affect its performance and change or take the lives of hundreds of people. One person fails to do his maintenance work properly can cause the bird to fail in flight. Now, one nutcase with an agenda can take that plane and pilot it into a mountain at speed and obliterate all aboard to the point of making them unrecognizable from the surroundings they become a part of on impact.
What’s happening today in the French Alps is indicative of how air flight has taken on new dangers. One man or woman can cause a plane to crash. 9/11 proved this. But, nobody is checking the air crews. They grope you and your grandmother and your babies but it’s regularly shown shady characters are ripping off the cargo set to fly. What’s stopping insurgents from sabotaging the plane? I have no faith in the NTSB or Homeland Security’s “safety” procedures.

So I’d suggest you be very, very careful when flying. It involves more than knowing when they changed the oil and washed the windshield. It involves telling people what safety measures have been taken to ensure your safety from nut bags and fundamentalist religious crazies seeking to assure a healthy sex-life after the ascension.

As Icarus flew too close to the sun as a personal choice, your fate is being decided by people who may or may not take their jobs as seriously as they should.

It’s sort of like America; one person can make a difference in how long the world’s greatest democracy stands as it was meant to stand. That person can be you by participating in your own governance: or it can be the effect of one man fundamentally changing your country to something unrecognizable as a democracy.

YOU decide which one person will control your life.
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What else needs be said?

What else needs be said?
By
Sarge

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage–and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge–and more.

To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do–for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.
To those new states whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom-and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required–not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge–to convert our good words into good deeds–in a new alliance for progress–to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.

To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support–to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective–to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak–and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.

Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.
We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course–both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind’s final war.

So let us begin anew–remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms–and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.

Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah–to “undo the heavy burdens . . . (and) let the oppressed go free.”
And if a beach-head of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.

Now the trumpet summons us again-not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need–not as a call to battle, though embattled we are–but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”–a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself.

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility–I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy Inaugural address, 20 January 1961

Author’s note: It’s a cheap way to publish a column, but the words quoted speak volumes to our present dangers from both outside our borders and within our government. The closing statement is the most telling for it warns as much as it counsels; one cannot expect to take endlessly without giving back. It indicates the depletion of the moral reserve makes a nation great and lowers the people to a base element of non-productive egocentricity and greed.

Kennedy wasn’t one of my favorites. He was egocentric, self-interested, self-centered and arrogant.; much like the fool in office today. But, Kennedy beliebed in America, fought for America and tried to lead America; not change it to a third rate copy of some socialist state. Kennedy made a case needs hearing by the people again.

How could one say it better than to quote the words above?
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Personal accountability as God’s will…

Personal accountability as God’s will…
By
Sarge

Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen – George Savile…

I was looking at the idea of forgiveness the other day and found this: Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, let’s go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well. Forgiveness is different from condoning (failing to see the action as wrong and in need of forgiveness), excusing (not holding the offender as responsible for the action), pardoning (granted by a representative of society, such as a judge), forgetting (removing awareness of the offense from consciousness), and reconciliation (restoration of a relationship). (Wikipedia 2015)

In general this is probably one of the best definitions I’ve ever discovered. It isn’t like some I found use the word to define the word. That’s a stupid and lazy way to identify and explain the meaning of the word. In its own way, defining words with the word does no good. It merely lets the writer get away with being non-communicative and ignorant, and trying to become contagious with that ignorance.

Politics is where we find the use of the word forgiveness to be improperly understood.

I believe it’s God’s will we should forgive as in the first sentence: “Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.”
We can do this. Everything in the statement is accurate, but in the bible it says in Romans 12:19:”Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. It goes on to instruct: “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so you will heap burning coals on his head… “

It’s obvious this is a difficult command to follow if the offence is great enough. But, there’s no statement the offender should be returned to the same state of grace and trust as he/she held in the past. It in no way suggests the offender should be allowed to hold the same office they had when they committed the offence against us. Ineffectual, inefficient, incompetent politicians are regularly “forgiven” for their lack of representation and malfeasant, improper acts and allowed to continue on their merry way. Nowhere do we see the “burning coals heaped upon their heads”.

The problem isn’t with the actor as it is with the resolutely irresponsible management allowing these egregious acts of Congressional and Presidential misconduct to continue. The management is composed of us; the constituents and voters of America.

In the name of Forgiveness we make no demand for change because we condone their inequity with our silence. We reject the knowledge of the offence and suffer on as the unrepentant offender walks his path to wherever he sees his best benefit will be realized. We make excuses for the bad behavior and do nothing to change that behavior because we’re supposed to be following Romans 12:19.

Last: we use forgetfulness to disremember and strike from our consciousness the offense because we do not accept our responsibility to hold these people before the bar of justice and answer for their actions. We reconcile with the offenders for no more reason than they expect forgiveness without the element of penance. In this we restore ourselves to the condition of victim in waiting.

But has anybody ever suggested WE, THE PEOPLE might be the instrument and vessel holding and meant to deliver the “heaping burning coals upon their heads”. We give amnesty or exoneration to those who wrong us. We absolve the actor of his/her responsibility to treat us justly and with honor. We allow ourselves to be set-up for the crime and then shudder and retreat from our right to redress by law.

It’s agreed we should accept and practice God’s law. But, never forget that as we are alleged to be created in God’s image, then we are responsible to behave in God’s stead or place when his laws are broken. We are supposed to be righteous in our acts and strong in our defense of our rights and lives. We were given free will and consciousness of our responsibility.

Now get off of your numb butt and hold your representatives responsible for their acts.

Personal accountability as noted in the quote is the requirement.
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Bastille Day anybody?

Bastille Day anybody?
By
Sarge

Nothing changes. The fools in charge remain in charge. The few get caught playing fast and loose with the law are indicted, occasionally tried and convicted and then slapped on the back of the hand for their evil deeds. And the worst malefactor’s feel themselves “too big to fail”.
Meanwhile; the Liar and Thief commands the abrogation and dissolution of the Constitution and Bill of Rights from his throne on-high. This is so he may get things his way and because the damned document refuses to recognize his claims he knows best what’s good for America. The guy needs to be treated to the Bastille Day ceremonies and celebrations held originally in 1789. As there’s little to indicate he has a functional brain it would be a hollow victory at best.

As this all started as an exercise in “stream of thought” writing I must mention former Vice-President Dick Chaney has called Obama “the worst president in my lifetime”. Because Chaney is “way older” than I that must mean he’s got the chops to back up the statement. I figure he must know because he attended William Henry Harrison’s inauguration and was the first guy in the audience to recognize the then new “prez” was too stupid and self-absorbed to understand he should come from out in the rain.

There seems to be so many comparisons between the present occupant of the White House (who has tried in vain to have that name changed to the “Iranian Rainbow Coalition (Gender Challenged Division) Venue”) and “Tippicanoe” as to seem legion. Obama has a few sterling behaviors to place him on a par with the man didn’t understand he was all wet. Obama has ObamaCare, the bloated misanthropic and sardonic effort to give away trillions of dollars in the name of defective medical insurances to those statistically not in need of it. It’s referred as “sardonic” in this instance because it was passed in a mocking and cutting fashion requiring it be passed first and then understood later. (Don’t you just love that witch (sic)?”). It went forth without the inspection and assent of the people.

Then there’s the absolutely stellar performance of his malfeasant function in refusing to allow Congress to offer and pass legislation because he simply doesn’t want it to happen. Obama only listens to what he wants to hear and accepts Josef Goebbels’ observation: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its power to repress dissent, for the truth is the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.”
Now, in the depth of our despair we find there are no sides to the triangular, tripartite structure of our government. We’re stuck with leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner who both suck equally in their understanding of what it means to be Conservative. Evidently their definition of being Conservative means you don’t wear pastel colored suits and Blue pin-stripes and muted neckties show the strength and concentration of their values when representing the people.

Oh, wait! The Democrats wear the same colors and behave the same way because Pelosi has bigger cojones than Boehner and Harry Reid keeps beating-up McConnell and stealing his lunch.

This garbage has been slithering across the marbled halls of Congress and the Senate for too long. It’s composed of trash, moral filth and undiscoverable ethics blighted by the viral disdain for the constituents of this great nation. These frauds need prosecution for malfeasance and imprisonment upon conviction.

I’d say we should follow the old (paraphrased) adage of: “we do not hang horse thieves in vengeance for their acts but more as a warning for him who thinks he may get away with it next.”

Is anybody ready for the next Bastille Day celebration? I know a razor grinder.
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Quit messin’ with it

Quit messin’ with it!
By
Sarge

I told y’all a couple of weeks ago I was advised rage was no longer a good sale to the American public. I must agree the age of “everything fatigue” took over the American thought process to the point where it seems like anything and everything we speak of makes us yawn. That’s a shame because those most responsible for the problems facing our nation can work three shifts, 24/7 to hammer holes in the dike keeping them at bay.
Those wanting the American landscape to be reminiscent of the time when patriotism was an energizing element gave promise to each new generation, are being stripped of that dream. Now the people in office presently want to establish their liberal dogma and socialist twaddle as the basis of the New World Order. They feel they alone can direct the course of American prosperity by stealing the earnings and savings of those who work, to redistribute it to those who don’t.

That’s a bunch of garbage.

We were once allowed to think freely without being accosted by some nut case thinking, because he has a degree issued by a group of equally egotistical moon-bats practicing self-absorption, he could challenge me with theory and expect acquiescence to his way of thinking because he possessed “the degree”. So I went out and got a Master’s Degree so as to argue points with mental midgets. These people seek to stand on the shoulders of giants they only held a passing knowledge of from sitting in a classroom and enduring the drone of parasites living off of the educational system.

Because of this inbreeding of the social gnomes dedicated to the impregnation of young and fertile minds seeking to gestate and be delivered of their ignorance, we now have a burgeoning class of dumb basses taking over the body politic. These drones, impotent and incapable of salient or rational thoughts of their own, parrot the babble taught them for their personal gain. Hence they show they’re morally bereft of any significant principles other than to get along they must go along with the herd. The only thing I ever saw indicating the passage of the herd was the fecal droppings they left behind for others to walk gingerly around rather than get that crap all over everything.

Now, it’s not cool to enjoy the benefits of our ancestors’ efforts and work ethic. Now it’s acceptable to sit with one’s hand out so those who labor can drop the necessary money to feed those who won’t. Once, the cry was “alms for the poor”; now it’s “alms for the ethically poverty stricken”.
That sucks. And, it won’t change until we, as a nation of overly-taxed, silent malcontents, recognize we DO NOT have to accept the crap politicians feed us.

Take heart. Attend a town hall meeting. When you catch a politician being irresolute or wishy-washy; tell him or her how you feel. When you catch them in a lie; call them on it. When they show they’re in it for themselves and their personal enrichment; let them know they’re YOUR employees and not the other way around.

Confrontation for the purpose of exercising your liberty and rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is acceptable. It’s encouraged by the likes of Thomas Jefferson. Essentially, if we wish to avoid becoming the same type of drones attacking our basic rights as American citizens. They’re stripping us of our right to move America forward as an exceptional model of self-government and not the flaccid derelicts they think need to be carried across every finish line.

There’s a line crossed by every steer when the gate is slammed behind him and he’s dispatched to slaughter, then packaged as an expendable food product. This is the path big government sees you following if you’ll have any use for the state.

This nation is exceptional no matter what that idiot Obama has to say. It is the gleaming city on the hill, the Camelot expected and shown to be all that is good and righteous about a people wise enough to practice the exceptional tasks of their ancestors.

This is AMERICA Obama; not some banana republic you can socialize because your Marxist parents saw it as corrupt and evil.
AMERICA is good. Now quit messin’ with it or you’ll get the revolution you don’t want.

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Jefferson handled it correctly

Jefferson handled it correctly
By
Sarge

America’s been getting hit below the belt for the longest period of time since the Revolution. We have a president whose usage of revisionist history has become a joke because idiots believe him when he speaks of such things as the long and glorious history of Islam in America and the “conspicuous” contributions Muslims have given America since the 1800s. It would seem the opportunity to be assailed by Islamic Pirates somehow allowed us a chance to see the cultural enrichment we’d “enjoy” when they started stealing our commercial shipping and demanded ransoms for our sailors captured.

Will some things never change?

John Quincy Adams said: “In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e., Muhammad], the Egyptian, Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST. TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE…. Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant … While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.”

Then comes the commanding thought put forth by Winston Churchill: How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

I’ve listened to all of the tripe being put forth as whole grain foods for the nourishment of the masses by s#it birds like Obama. They suggest the fundamentalist actions and teachings being extolled are non-representative of the “true” meaning of Islam and that the actions of Fundamentalist Global Jihadists are NOT of Islam. That’s a hard distinction to make when you have a knife slicing through your neck muscles to end with your head being removed from your shoulders while your murderer quotes the Qu’ran.

Yes, it is true there are fundamentalist tracts taken by fundamentalist whacko-birds preaching to literally follow biblical scripture and create blind, toothless people in retribution after they’ve injured you in some way. They’re nuts too; but, the greatest number of atrocities being committed today seem to be coming from the World-wide Fundamentalist Islamist Jihadist community.

Imagine that: the acts suffered today are expected to be accepted as new, novel and somehow unforeseen but, whose direction is foundationally based in the written spoken and commanded teachings of a major theocracy poorly masquerading as a religion. Where Christianity is being driven from American society by secular demand for the separation of church and state; Obama’s allowing Islam to gain a toehold in American government. He’s endangering control of foreign and domestic policy by looking the other way at best and at worst, taking an apologist stance for the depravities of this theocracy violently on the march toward world domination.

In ending I’d like to quote John Adams (the elder): “The source of our suffering has been our timidity. We have been afraid to think….Let us dare to read, think, speak, write.”

It’s time to take America back from the idiots.
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The organization

The organization
By
Sarge

“Tyranny is always better organized than freedom”. Charles Peguy- (noted French poet, essayist, and editor born in Orléans. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism.)
And so it proves true. In American politics it’s been said the liberals want government by the elite and the conservatives desire government of a controlled people recognizing the brilliance of the paternal elite realizing their “white man’s burden”; which by the way is how the liberals look at government but don’t say it.
The other thing is the fact liberals believe in the “liberte’, egalite’, fraternite’” of the masses as long as they (the elite) are more free, more equal and more brotherly. The liberals seek to drop the standards for equality for all others than they, so the masses may be equally affected and as such have nothing to complain about. In their theory you should have as much (or as little) as the other guy but remain blind to the fact the liberal hierarchy resides in the clouds like Olympus and mortal man lives on the edge of Tartarus which is a level lower than Hades and much less comfortable.
In America the Democrats believe the state is the maternal element responsible for the care and feeding of the people. It was originally the goal of the people most responsible for the development of a free and dynamic nation that ALL people were welcomed to excel and advance in their personal economics and fiscal goals. The Republicans say they believe in those tenets where a man or woman may battle and advance toward the successful attainment of those goals as long as they do it the right way; and according to the Republicans’ definition of the right way.
Liberals follow a series of organizational tenets described, listed and demanded by socialist and later communist facilitators and political organizers. People like Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev and Alinsky have codified the program and dumbed it down so people like Barack Obama can understand it and advance it. Fundamentally changing America is their goal. It has been since Teddy Roosevelt started setting aside public lands for the betterment of the people and we could have safely and centrally protected parks and natural expanses to view and enjoy benignly.
But in that benign setting where emotionally we can enjoy the pastoral beauty, we deny the ability to capitalize on natural resources which may produce energy resources to keep people from freezing to death or going to live as pioneers. It’s true there are those who’ll not attend to the needs of nature to not destroy the pristine nature of the locale, but we have a plethora of laws, regulations, rules and edicts preventing us from enjoying those lands Roosevelt set aside. They were set aside based on the noble effort to protect and have slipped to the point where we can’t benefit from its productivity lying dormant.
Now we have a government designed to function under the directives of a communist (Alinsky) and his protégé Hillary Clinton plus his later disciple Barack Obama. In Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals©, the outline of how to negate and destroy the objections of conservatives and advance the socialist/communist agenda in America today is being realized. We see liberals blocking legislation controlling their ability to unilaterally command government’s unfettered growth. They stonewall and prevent along party lines, anything they feel restricts their ability to advance welfare’s attraction to the lazy and those unwilling to contribute to their personal growth because it’s simply not comfortable to be responsible. They not only direct and advance irresponsibility; they enforce it.
Edith Hamilton, the American educator and author, said: “When the freedom they wished for most was the freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.” From this truth we see the potential end of what we have in this great nation. The necessity for personal responsibility shines light on our goals and allows the chance to advance beyond the neglectful irresponsibility of the state. It could force people from their infantile subservience and need for maternal care and paternal indulgence forced on them by the state; but it doesn’t.
We must have independence from the state so we may grow to the heights of our potential personal stature. We must not be fettered by the restrictive legislative over-reach and actions of people more interested in progressing theories. The state isn’t interested in practically advancing the greatness of the individual American looking to stand strong, on his own two legs, held erect by a steely spine and looking at the world with his clarity of vision. Liberals would seek to blind her with false gain instead of honest profit earned from the sweat of the brow and the power of conviction.
We need a productive society built on the foundation of industry. We need American integrity.
In closing we need to remember the words of Jean Baptiste Say, French economist and businessman: “It is the aim of good government to stimulate production; of bad government to encourage consumption.”
Thanks for listening
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The poverty of your soul

The poverty of your soul
By
Sarge

I started checking on what it means to band together and found it almost always started with one person who looked as though he or she had a particularly firm grasp on what was perceived as being “right”, “logical” and “proper” in their assessment of threats and the portents of the deity they followed. They always seemed to have a base knowledge derived from faith in a higher power. The first Congregationalists (a term to denote religion; not any particular group using Congregation in its title) were ministers of a faith and as such were chosen as leaders. They seemed ordained or fated to a life of leadership.

In this effort I ran into John F. Brug’s monograph concerning: “Ordination and Installation in The Scriptures” (© 2015). A scholarly effort, it explains: “Scripture gives no definition of ordination. Nor is there any scriptural word which corresponds to the English term “ordination.” Nor is there any systematic description of a rite for entry into the public ministry of the Word. There is no scriptural command that ordination be observed as a rite marking entry into the pastoral ministry. Scripture gives no definition of ordination. Nor is there any scriptural word which corresponds to the English term “ordination.” Nor is there any systematic description of a rite for entry into the public ministry of the Word. There is no scriptural command that ordination be observed as a rite marking entry into the pastoral ministry.”

So it seems the ministry isn’t so much a destiny observed and appointed to in the most basic of senses, but is determined by a person’s innate understanding of the scripture learned and the desire to spread the word through a ministry. It’s only recently we see colleges and seminaries assuring and certifying the supposed piety of the ministerial candidate. They lay hands on that individual in the place of God, because they of course were chosen by others like them before the novice. They suggest they alone have the understanding of God’s true meaning in scripture. All others should heed them in their sermons and should emulate the supposed piety and godliness of the already chosen representatives.

In the Congregationalist setting there is no dissent accepted. There may be debate, but dissent leads to ostracism and shunning. The end result must always provide harmony and accord. The members of the congregation come to believe only they hold the answers to life questions and what’s good for the congregation. The fear of that ostracism bonds the individuals. Excommunication is an example of this.

This is where I have a problem with congregationalism. I don’t feel simply because you’re a fool and have a group of idiots agreeing with you and keeping you installed in your ministry because they feel they’re doing the right thing for the congregation doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. But, when the congregation pays you directly to feed them chapter and verse based on your self-serving ministry of deceit and corruption of the original tenets of the faith; you have a bastard religion divesting itself of its piety and goodness.

The tripartite form of government formed by the Constitution is the scripture of a free nation and its equally free people. It’s designed however with flaws. The President has become the High Priest of Government extolling his congregations, the Senate and the House of Representatives, to accept his INTERPRETATION of the scripture. He no longer reads the scripture because he’s convinced himself he’s all knowing and any other interpretation must be wrong. To disagree is heresy. It’s blasphemy. It’s a denial of the new god he sees himself as being.

And his blinded, bedazzled and superlatively stupefied congregation marches along like rats following the Pied Piper off of a cliff. They drink the poisoned Kool-Aid ® they’ve been told will lead them to paradise as told by Jim Jones in Jonestown, Guiana. They commit a form of societal suicide because they want to belong to something they’ve been told is greater than they are.

God imbued us with the will and intelligence to see and know the difference between right and wrong. He commanded we follow “HIS” word, not the craven images and impostors placed before us to test our faith and understanding of that rightness he demands. This works in faith and in politics as well.

Do your representatives represent policies and laws and adherence to those laws; or do they allow divergence and a departure from that which was written by the best and wisest minds of our country during its infancy? Does the preaching of the blasphemer take hold and lead us to our self-destruction? Or do we go with a strict adherence to what we know is good and right? What was right then is right now. It needs NO alteration; merely that it, like God’s law is inviolate and not opened to negotiation because you want what you want and to hell with those who disagree.
I say to Hell with those who stray and set themselves up for their spiritual and political suicide by following false prophets seeking great profits.

The poverty of your soul is the cost of your refusal to do what’s right.
Thanks for listening

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Stella

Stella
By
Sarge

My function is to sit in this over-stuffed chair, on my generously overstuffed butt and drain the vitriol from my overflowing brain. It’s a job I’ve normally enjoyed over the years. Knowing and understanding politicians are the exemplars of duplicity and self-aggrandizement is one thing I describe as damnable. Disclosing their idiotic and petulant efforts to drive good things into the ground through their never-ending drive to fix what ain’t broke is commendable.

Therefore I’ve come to the point in my efforts where I must steer away for a moment and thank my higher power (That would be God to you stupid atheists and egotistical and mentally challenged secularists think I’m speaking to you; I most assuredly not!) for the most powerful act of mercy can occur in any man or woman’s life: the blessing of healing.

My buddy Stella is a cranky, irascible and irreverent old gal of 77 years. She sticks her foot in her mouth regularly and has the ability to offer some pretty sage advice at times when she’s not busy aggravating you. She’s experienced the terror brought about from at least two battles with illness of such major proportion it would bow the back of any man. She stumbled on through it all with a near loss of hope but a defiant dignity could really test you when you weren’t expecting it. You never knew whether to laugh or cry.

But always we’ve followed. Sometimes we followed to catch her when she started falling; other times we merely argued encouragement for her to take those first tentative steps after having hit the deck full force with her head. She’d arise in a wobbly state, grab life by the belt and start putting one foot in front of the other until the old legs were stronger and more sure of the path she was on. When she was sure she could keep on keeping on, she challenged us to keep up.

That was and still is her way. She gets angry, she gets sad, she gets sorry then she gets glad for the warmth of sunshine on her face, the sound of grand babies giggling or crying because that’s what babies do and then she gets going: still. She’s watching each new generation take hold of life and give it a prod to see where the pony trots toward.

Stella has beat cancer twice. Beat isn’t a good word; stomped would be better. She took radiation and lost her hair. She took chemotherapy and lost her lunch regularly and painfully. But she took her destiny into her own hands and triumphed with a drive many twenty year olds can’t match.
Now, more recently she’s been put to the test and walked through that emotional fire of pain and fleeting disfigurement and walked out of the flaming fire pit singed by fear but hopeful. She may have beaten it again.

She was having headaches and went to the Ophthalmologist. He saw something “not of in my field of expertise” and directed her to see her Oncologist. Our spirits sank. She was tested as her eye began to bulge and the pain became more sharp and hurtful. We prayed for the best and prepared for the worst.

This may be too early and may not be what we want, but early testing has indicated it is not a cancerous growth. It’s still something doesn’t belong there but it doesn’t appear to be malignant or metastasizing.

And for this I thank God. I thank God for having this old cranky woman in my life. I thank God every day she brings trial and joy into her family’s life. She reminds them life is scary at times, wonderful at others and entirely too short no matter what.

So Stella’s got a better day dawning. I’m glad for her. I’m glad for her daughter and sons and grandchildren and great grandchildren and all of the peripheral people like sisters and nieces and nephews.

And in the end: I’m glad for me.
Thanks for listening God.
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