Don’t Rock The Woke Boat, Simple Simon Says

The condition of the country and world today, as it is not as we wish it to were, would normally be a great time for evangelizing. That seems like the way it always worked. We called them awakenings, revivals, or God moments.

People do need hope, faith that there is something bigger than the potpourri of devastation we see around us while the country disintegrates from that shiny city on a hill. All is not lost, God is still on His throne and nothing these people do will change that. He is in the capital Pronoun business. That is the message all right.

So if ever there was an appropriate time and need for a message, this would seem to be it. Except for one thing. Where are the people to spread it? I don’t mean just a few or handful of evangelicals telling the great salvation story. Don’t get me wrong, God can work in a few and look what disciples did once they got the hang of it.

But when I look at what many mainline churches are doing, I shake my head. No, this is not a critique of churches……. or is it? I’m not really sure, but the more I see the more I see at least some churches as part of the problem. That hurts me. It bothers me and it makes me feel uncomfortable about some fellow Christians and about the future. No, I don’t want to complain too much here. Wouldn’t be prudent, you know, or productive.

Then maybe that is what is needed? I mean every quadrant of society takes criticism from different sides these days. It is open season on the right folks or groups. Should churches be exempt from criticism? I know people probably don’t want to hear it. After all, churches are supposed to be part of the solution, and they often are, not the problem.

But the same age-old story you would get if you really broaden the scope to look at everything objectively (without inherent biases which seems harder and harder), then you cannot ignore the one stunning thing staring you in the face that does not go away.

That is, as bad as times are for culture and the rest in civil society, it screams to what is responsible for it. You have to admit if churches were doing a better job, then how could things be this bad? That would seem impossible if churches were very effective. So you must draw the conclusion that part of the blame is on the churches. Yes it is people themselves but the church is an organ of God that should stand up for and be doing something. No, this is not about church building for me. It is about being effective.

See if we all must take some of the blame for the way society is — or the country by extension — then churches cannot escape their share of blame either. I believe people are responsible for allowing much of this to happen. We can claim to be victims of it all but we allow it, even if we do not condone it outright. But churches are in that mix, too.

I know, it is an issue/story many people don’t want to hear, aren’t interested in, or don’t care about. I get that. But who can stand up for churches to defend them from blame? I don’t know who can make that case? Maybe I am doing the easy thing by throwing some criticism their way — rather than attempting to defend them.

Sure churches have missions and they do a lot of good. But that is not what I am talking about. When do we start, as people, taking responsibility for the society we live in? And where is the effort to change and fix it? Maybe this is all a cultural indictment and not about the individual. We like to hide behind the individual responsibility thing. But if things are the way they are, what does that say about us all as individuals?

I don’t mean this as a rant, just being serious because we know there are serious consequences to it all. We know that much. Just look at the way Democrats downplay or parse abortion. (most of those politicians) They claim they are personally not for abortions themselves, but they completely endorse having as many as society can provide, even demanding our government pay for it. Abortions on every corner, without limits. Does it make sense? There is a layer of excusing themselves in all that .

Like oh, I don’t personally rob banks or assault people but I will not stand in the way of anyone who does. “It’s their thing.” I don’t light fires, riot and burn down buildings when I am mad at government but I will not condemn the “love summer” of riots, political violence and crime. ‘It’s sometimes necessary.‘ So they stood there and watched cities burn and said nothing about it. They donated to the no bail or arrest cause for those that did it. ‘No, I don’t believe in it but I don’t believe in accountability for it either.’

Only a few classic examples. Where are the churches in all this? Or where are the churches when innocent people are being spied on or targeted for their religious and political beliefs, or for who they voted for? When forced to take a gov’t shot or pill or  else lose their job?  Oh, that’s where they would claim “but separation of church and state.” So we are to stand by to allow this weaponization against people of faith and do nothing?

It is a selective thing to churches as it is to the rest of society. They choose their fights when it is for ‘poor immigrants’ or downtrodden. When it is for standing up for illegals flooding the country through open borders, they are right there with their compassion buckets. But when it is our own citizens being discriminated against or attacked for their faith, they are silent. Show me a left-wing issue like climate change and they are on it.

How is it they can break barriers of a phony “separation” when they feel like it and it’s welcomed by society, too? But if churches stand up for people’s personal belief and faith, that is not acceptable to defend. We have become very accustomed where those lines are,  where they intersect and contradict each other. We accept it. What can we do about it?

So those ‘good’ folks can have charities, organizations, marches and fundraisers to help illegal aliens who broke the country’s laws to get here; but when it comes to those here that need help in hard times, they fall through the cracks. People who are not intentionally and knowingly breaking the law do not make the priority cut. Sorry, just not enough compassion in our tanks for that; but show some more love for illegals. Get with it.

Do you think churches deserve some of the blame for the way things are going? I’m really curious. I don’t see anyone who has made a great defense for the status quo. Am I being a little too hard on blaming Christians and churches? Maybe. But aren’t we supposed to be the salt, not the wine-chaser for everything the world concocts?

Could it be that some of these churches are doing this selective advocacy (I’ll call it) for a reason? Maybe it’s  to keep the finger of blame from pointing at them, by pandering to the world and the woke in one stroke? Just a question. That’s all and I fear that is enough.

 

In Critical Defense:

Someone may say I just want to politicize churches in general, because that’s what liberals always do and say. No, churches have already politicized themselves more than anyone cares to admit. It’s been done. They also follow the lead of some corporations.

And I never said all churches but I don’t have a number. True, some aren’t in that camp.

But for other mainline ones, they advocate political issues much the way some corporations have. So they gladly take positions on gun control, climate change, critical race theory, revising history, BLM, abortion, biological debates, border control, illegal immigration, LGBTQ advocacy, demonstrations, civil disobedience resistance, on crime, police and bail defunding issues, social justice activism, even some union policies.

They also incentivize illegal immigration through their advocacy.
Why does that almost feel sort of like Luther with a list of Theses?

That is to say basically all the hot button issues or controversial ones you commonly hear about. Green and environmental as well, And many of those in official capacities, in missions or raising money. They participate in marches, protests and sometimes have political leaders speak on them. All those are highly politicized issues. So yeah, they’ve become political. But no one points out those contradictions. Strange about that.

(So keep the pews warm… and I’ll leave a light on for you).

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Revisiting Paine

From American Crisis: December 1776:

“There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both.” — Thomas Paine.

Morning In America to Mourning America

In the span of 40 years, we have gone from Morning in America to Mourning America. It didn’t happen by accident either. That is no achievement — or is it for some people?

It is hard to imagine yet we all witnessed what led up to it. No, this is not about Trump — much as the left wants everything to be about DJT — it is about the greatest country in the history of the world.  That’s far bigger than one man or the blame of one man.

The USA will be 250 years old in 2026, no matter what leftists say. Instead, we will all be wondering if we can make it another 10 years, never mind 100 years. Well, what do you think? Have we reached the expiration date on the carton? Is it time to face reality?

I mean the polls, which are not very dependable, have already said less people are now proud of the country. There is a lot in an opinion: Proud of what it’s become? Proud of what it is doing? Proud of the direction it is going? Proud of present America?

I want to believe people are still proud of the conception and idea of America. Though I don’t know the chances for any celebration in 2026? Some aren’t even proud of that. Their whole goal on the left is to destroy our pride. Certainly not to allow it to continue.

Some of them would be right there rooting for a Chicom takeover, or at least not caring one way or another about it. Just the way they are welcoming illegals over the border.

When these kinds of public sentiments are popular, we are in a bad place. It breeds grief.

I would like to suggest all kinds of ways to fix it. But the only way I know of to do that is to fix the people who are ruining it. So we stand here on the virtual eve of 250 years, 1/4 of a millennium, at a crossroads. Who anticipated that say 40 years ago?

Personally, I would much prefer if there were a celebration of how far we came and what we have done. Instead, it is about what all is wrong with America — has been for years.

The next presidential term will have this anniversary on its watch…. whoever that is.

Joey, the author of grief at your service.

Remember when Ronald Reagan criticized the government and its ambitions? Well, today the Left criticizes the American people and whatever we hold dear. See the shift over 40 years? We have become the problem — not their machinations with our government, or its abuses of power. They are from the government, here to help, but we are the problem.

Someone is lying and we cannot be to blame for this whole mess. In fact if we had our way, some heads would roll and there would be some accountability, very generously applied.  But since there really is no accountability that is our fault, too?

Let me guess, they have all the answers to fix it by shutting us up and the Constitution down. Why do they think Marxism is the answer? Anyone who still denies their Marxist cause is willfully ignorant. They see economics as the big problem because much of their ideology is rooted in it. (not real economics — but their corrupted economics)

It is a hybrid political economics. And if you think CRT is bad enough, then wait until radicals control our entire economic system. That’s where this all goes. So having radixal leftist ideology running our economic system, who thinks that is a great idea?

Confidence is dwindling but you cannot fix stupid. You’d think we’d be over this by now.

So we are having a grief crisis in America. Grab a Kleenex and say an earnest prayer.

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4th of July Retro

Not to get too personal, I’ve known a lot of different kinds of people over the years. Some of them were freedom fighters, anarchists to revolutionary types. But most of them had at least some redeemable characteristic about them. They were genuine and for the most part decent people. They cared about things, maybe too much. That needs explaining.

But conversations did not dwell on their ideas, it was about whatever was going on, events, or people. We got along fine. Few were spiritual but most were clearly not. I would have even called some of them radical, except that meant something different than it does now. (or in its current use) Just a wild diversity of people and views. Seemed harmless.

One interesting friend was a guy I knew from early on who sort of started the trend. His specialty was Marxism and political science. A very knowledgeable person when I wasn’t.

As to most of the others, some might thought weirdos at the time, they fit into another category altogether. Some were very intelligent too, but that was not the point. They had a belief in something, what exactly wasn’t too clear. But interesting might have trumped everything else. There seemed no good reason why we could not all be friends. Why not?

Although those ideas or views were not the center of any friendship, one question always baffled me about their particular views or politics. That was to where such a view would lead? How far would it go, and how deep were those views? I never dwelt on an answer except that I did not know. And I had no reason to think they knew either.

Now there is a reason why I say this. I never really held it against them. It’s their thing. I like my views so don’t bug me about mine; I don’t bug them about theirs. Simple right? Kind of a mutual code of conduct. As long as we all adhere to that, fine.

 

But oh how times have changed. Or should I say how the times have changed us? The thing is today we see all too clearly where the ideas lead. There can be no mistaken agenda about it. The revolutionaries today are more like FARC or guerilla revolutionaries, who would pair up with Che Guevera, Chavez or Maduro. There is no hiding the truth about their purpose to undermine the legitimacy and history of the USA.

It gets harder today to give them a naive benefit of the doubt about a radical agenda, or where it leads, because we’ve seen the proof. They all go down the same Marxist hole to follow the commie line. You can no longer just say, “I’m not a part of any of that.” This is where radicalism leads; whether they knew it then or not, we all know it now.

No more passes. So if you are a part of that or allied with it, you can and should be called out with the rest of the vast anti-American revolutionaries. How about a little pride?

Media or establishment can call out Jan 6th protestors for disagreeing with their election, but can’t condemn real revolutionaries undermining everything in America. Weird eh?

 

Lets take a look at the one thing, belief, that carries across the spectrum. I have my beliefs, these people apparently have theirs. I don’t know exactly what all their beliefs are based on but I know what mine are based on. This is not about who is right or wrong. Except that someone has to be in the end. It did not used to matter so much.

So if you have some strong beliefs, you should know what they are based on. We saw that with Obama: just believe in some transformational thing without knowing what the hell it really is, or where it leads. Believe in him and what he says.  From Obama’s perspective, all that mattered is that people “just keep believing” period. A real faith-based campaign.

No more excuses, the ideology matters.

My ideas and beliefs are based on things that stood the test of time.  And the critical thinking needed to make assessments about other beliefs. If beliefs are not based on anything, we can figure out where they eventually lead. And we see a whole lot of that now coming to the surface. No more excuses, you didn’t know. You should have known, not like there is a not enough evidence out there already, and accumulating fast.

These days, radicals are not nice people. Radical is a big step from what it used to be in a non-conformist environment.  Now it is all about conforming to radical views or ideas represented in our government by the revolutionary types. It turns out the revolution was against America not for her and, by the looks of it today, they won.

There is another controversial idea that they won. Let me explain. If by won we mean who is in control and assumed power, it is them — the radicals. Looks are deceiving. But if you mean what prize, other than levers of power, they won it is a different matter.

No, they didn’t win over any of us normies out there who already had our own fixed set of beliefs or ideas. Last I checked, socialists might be gaining but they don’t convince many of us who know better. They do convince those without any firm beliefs who can be molded into their power base — which is also still not the majority of the country.

So now the fun begins.

But they are really not winning in the real sense, which matters. They aren’t winning in public opinion in hearts and minds. The more people find out — aka gets revealed — about what this is about and where it leads, the less they like it. You cannot sign on for the long haul without knowing where something leads. That is why Dems have to put up vague visions of utopian green energy plans, social issues or redistribution diversions.

It is not government’s role to scam us. But the truth is being carefully filtered out about these Marxist agendas and they don’t want us to know where it leads.

It’s sort of like looking at the Nigerian email scam. If it looks and acts like a duck, then it ain’t a Maserati. We cannot allow them to deny the obvious. Radicals are now every bit as revolutionary as the people who swept in Nicholas Maduro. So if you sign on for part of it, you are signing on for the whole package because that is where it leads.

So excuse me if I hassle some people about their views and beliefs. They deserve scrutiny, it is a serious matter. Yes, it involves all of us, not just selfish rosy-eyed utopians. It is our future they are betting, too. The stakes are even greater for us since they don’t care.

 

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Cancelled Then Or Now?

One pf the most famous post-founding speeches, delivered on a battlefield by Abraham Lincoln, declared the world will not long remember “what we say here,” but it “can never forget what they did here.”

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”Gettysburg Address, 1863.

Wait a minute there, are you telling me that was all a big lie and, at least until recently contested by Black Lives Mater anyway, is still a lie?

Again, I ask, I just wonder when and at what cause would the Left be proud of America? It’s a really simple question. What would it take, since they are not currently proud of America?

Price or cost of that anyone?

Lincoln went on to highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

A new birth of freedom? But Leftists have criticized even the motivation for our country. Why would they believe Lincoln? That’s just more rhetoric propaganda to them.

How much different that speech would have been if it were a concession speech on a Confederate victory: “Sorry, boys, it was all in vain but I can assure you we tried.” But no, Lincoln referred to the birth of the country and this “new birth” – as a further consecration of that original dedication and purpose.

Now then, about this current state of our cultural affairs
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Oh, Lincoln waited for Black Lives Matter to come along to call him out by correcting it all. He knew they would. Of course Lincoln was wrong and just did not do it the right way. The poor soldiers who fought the war, then, were highly misguided of the entire purpose.

So what do we have some 150 years later? The BLM movement. It has attracted a crowd of attention. People have allied with it and their perception. Just call them “the minders”.

Now what I see on the streets is a whole lot of people who signed on to BLM and have made a choice for which there is no recovery. Without hesitation, they’ve all gone lockstep with something that many probably don’t even understand. Mob rule is not pretty. They would rather have that than even democracy.

They have lent themselves to a revolution to rip this country apart. And they are about to reap the fruits of it. On one hand, the BLM dismisses what was done in the Civil War, while calling forth their own counter-revolution to undo the first revolution. Without giving much thought to the consequences of their action. On the other hand, they misinterpret the original conception of the country.

But Lincoln should have clarified that, to anyone hearing or reading it, both the intent of this nation and the civil war itself. One would think.

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.”

What he admitted there is that this was a test for the survival of that consecration. It was bloody. Now 150 years later, Leftists and the BLM are ripping away at it, asking if we can endure their mobocracy of disdain for it? Or will it too be cancelled in the end?

But then I think Lincoln knew something about the Cancel Culture.

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Apology to the Left

 

I’m sorry that you interpret my love for country as hate.

I’m sorry that you characterize patriotism as bigotry.

I’m sorry your bitterness toward America cannot be contained.

I’m sorry you see racism everywhere.

I’m sorry you believe America is a structurally racist country.

I’m sorry that you don’t see America as exceptional.

I’m sorry that you believe America caused or deserved the 9-11 attacks.

I’m sorry that you thought Benghazi was a conspiracy theory.
(But Obama created a conspiracy to cover it up, though.)

I’m sorry that you believe Mueller’s investigation is legitimate.

I’m sorry you think socialism is the answer to disunity.

I’m sorry that you despise pride in America – as repulsive.

I’m sorry you are offended by borders and law enforcement officers

I’m sorry you chose to side with illegal aliens over US citizens’ safety.

I’m sorry if the National Anthem offends you.

I’m sorry that you are so misguided.

 

I didn’t cause that. Just saying….

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Cops vs. Statues

Six cops are shot while leftist snowflakes are melting over offensive statues. The media gives concrete and metal, or statements about them, more concern than dead cops — or why they are being targeted.

Sorry, I have no sympathy for the snowflakes. So now Democrats are running in 2018 against Russia, Racism and Statues.

Patriotism gets bombed with red glares

Guess where?

Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

By Todd Starnes Published July 01, 2016 | Fox News

The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats.

I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.

In Lexington, South Carolina Marine veteran Bob Michaelis was told to remove a patriotic display from his mattress company.

Mr. Michaelis lined the front of his store with American flags – to honor our troops.

“We got 10 flags up,” he told television station WIS. “I thought maybe it was about time we return the patriotism in America. There’s not enough of it. It seems to be lost.”

But instead of congratulating Bob’s patriotism, the town fathers dispatched the law. He was informed that the flags violated an ordinance.

“The town of Lexington says they got to come down because there’s an ordinance in place,” he said.

The town administrator told WIS they did not issue Bob a citation nor did they tell him to take down the flags. …/

More at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/07/01/ashamed-to-be-american-towns-crack-down-on-american-pride.html?intcmp=trending

Welcome to the 4th of July under ‘new and revised’ Amerika. Not on campus at Berkeley but on main street in South Carolina. The silence from Liberals will be deafening.

No, Libs, patriotism is not an “emotional thing.” But the new and revised America is driven by Emotionalism and P/C BS. Where are the lists of “most P/C places in the US?”

So LGBT pride is in — American pride is out of fashion. Didn’t know it had a shelf life.

Right

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gay flag

 

Fair is not fair – rhetoric or otherwise

John Kasich said that Donald Trump has created “a toxic environment.” So Trump is to blame, apparently, for these protests and large group that shut down a rally in Chicago.

Now I know people appreciate Kasich for his record and success, and so do I, but I have to take issue with his statements. Let’s put the blame where it lies, can we?

Trump is not an isolated factor nor the cause of everyone’s opinions. He is not the cause of the anger, it predates his run by far. What has failed us is our Party and leaders. To ignore the cause of this movement, the anger and disgust is to dismiss the purpose. Many people try to ignore and dismiss the purpose of this.

In Chicago, a protest organizer explained that, after they positioned themselves all around the venue, their goal was “for Donald to take the stage and to completely interrupt him. The plan is to shut Donald Trump all the way down.” Now is that perfectly clear?

Then Kasich’s spokesperson came out, also condemning Trump, but saying we understand the reason people are mad as heck and he[John] understands that anger. Does he really? He seems to dismiss the voices of masses so easily, but put some blame where it belongs — with politicians and the establishment status quo.

How come when someone surges like that on the uber-Left everyone celebrates them, they gush praises on them? But on the right, they rush to condemn them. Why is that?

Rubio says he doesn’t know if he could support the nominee if it was Trump. “I don’t know.” He believes trump would shatter and fracture the [party] movement, as the nominee. Again, what has fractured and shattered the right has been the establishment politics as usual. Only insiders or estabo hacks could claim that… because it already is.

Cruz said the “responsibility for any campaign begins and ends at the top.” Maybe for others, not considering camp Cruz’s dirty tricks applied in Iowa. Cruz implies that if we just talk a certain way and act a certain way — like him — and have a dialogue, it eliminates problems like the Chicago protests. Please, is this really Ted’s understanding and knowledge of the Left?

Their Marxist purpose is to shut popular voices on the right down. It is not about dialogues or reasoning with them. All these front groups on the left operate the same way, or in concert with one another.But their objective is to stifle opposition to themselves any way they can. All of us should appeal to civility or appeal to our “better angels,” Cruz said.

Carly Fiorina said Trump “has taken advantage of [people’s] anger and frustration.” Blind are leading the blind. When she was talking about people’s anger that was different. Was she extorting that and her female credentials? Now just blame Trump for having given voice to the exact issues GOPe wanted to bury.

Obama, for the second time in a week, took his time to delve into politics namely on the right, in his roadshow tour. He said:

(Wa Po“)What is happening in this primary is just a distillation of what’s been happening inside their party for more than a decade. I mean, the reason that many of their voters are responding is because this is what’s been fed through the messages they’ve been sending for a long time — that you just make flat assertions that don’t comport with the facts. That you just deny the evidence of science. That compromise is a betrayal. That the other side isn’t simply wrong, or we just disagree, we want to take a different approach, but the other side is destroying the country, or treasonous. I mean, that’s — look it up. That’s what they’ve been saying.”

He went on to add that there are “thoughtful conservatives” out there — read who agree with him — that care about poverty, climate change, don’t insult people, who are concerned about what is going on. Well, everyone is concerned, supposedly, one way or another. But more of the same is not exactly the answer to any of it, or what they are asking for.

Then Obama said:

“We’ve got a debate inside the other party that is fantasy and schoolyard taunts and selling stuff like it’s the Home Shopping Network,” he joked.

“Now, the truth is, what they really mean is their reaction to me was crazy and now it has gotten out of hand. But that’s different. I didn’t cause the reaction. The reaction is something that they have to take responsibility for and then figure out how do we make an adjustment.”

We are being bamboozled people. This is the way the left operates and made to order for the party of Alinsky radicals. I’m not saying we are playing into their hands. Heaven knows they are going to do and act this way no matter what. I’m saying Trump presented them with an ideal opportunity for their tactics. Maybe this is one of the ways Carson can help Trump, by knowing and understanding their exact tactics.

What they have done is use Trump to personalize their attacks to broad brush the whole conservative country. Trump gives them a personal target. This is what they’ve always done. So while Ted Cruz rails about the Washington Cartel, that’s fine. But we also have to focus on left-wing fascism, too. Let’s not look at Trump as the problem when, in fact, he has been one person to speak out about the problems. So naturally he would be a target of theirs.They want to destroy anyone and anything that gets in their way. Why should it surprise us?

Give me a break though, as everyone comes along to say “we know people are angry…” blah, blah and it is justified. Well, if they do know, then why do they face off with and criticize the people for taking action? In fact, they tell us they understand it that they too are angry. Really, what are they doing?

Maybe Trump is getting the hang of it and understands this radical dynamic of the Marxist Left. He has taken to pointing to the protestors as Bernie’s people, and indeed many were Bernie people in Chicago’s protest. He calls them out and personalizes who they are.

Hillary could not pass the opportunity to say “When you play with matches, you could start a fire you cannot control.” Let’s talk about playing with matches and starting a fire you can’t control sometime. It’s a long conversation.

Bernie continues to say Trump stokes anger while his campaign throws the “revolution” around loosely. Now considering Bernie’s chances against Hillary, what happens when he loses and when everyone does not get their totally free college education? Talk about stoking people’s anxieties, anger and expectations. What are those people going to do? You and I both probably have a good idea what they are going to do.

Now have you ever seen a candidate or someone take as much incoming attacks and criticism as Trump, especially from powerful places and the media? And it keeps coming.

Jekyll Island redux. A group of top Republican establishment, operatives and donors organize a meeting to take out Trump. Of, course the strange thing is it is not in secret, they are right out in the open about it. Jeb Bush has a private meeting with Kasich, Cruz, Rubio strategizing a take down before the debate.

I’ve already talked about Mitt Romney fiasco, also scheming behind the scenes. Then there is the matter where Republicans or Trump critics cannot oppose protests or Romney attacks because both comports with their own opposition. What kind of Party?

MSNBC has been reading motives into Trump all along, like racism. Other media jumped on to condemn Trump for what happened in Chicago. Glenn Beck a week ago referred to Trump supporters as Nazis and brownshirts. Talk about doing the Left’s work for them. Then another news broadcast said the rallies are WWE-type events where Trump incites and promotes violence. Two weeks ago, and still, they were stuck on a KKK message trying to tie Trump to racism. Is there anything they haven’t thrown at Trump? Not much.

“Imagine what Trump would say if he had a record like this – [his]?” Just imagine.
Barry, just imagine if you had half of your records (in question) thrown at you?

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Chattanooga…to the shores of Tripoli

A country legend, rock and roll icon, and a true southern gentleman with credentials, Charlie Daniels once immortalized those words “the Devil went down to Georgia.”
To play on that theme:

Well, this week a Devil went to Chattanooga with very much the same thing on his mind: he was looking for souls to steal. Not just any but proud American ones. Ones who, in the prime of their lives, had something to offer America and more than the will to serve it, giving it. Yes, a devil sneaked in there to snatch someone up and all he got was their vain assassin for the trouble.

Instead, the shooter got what he bargained for, the devil’s cauldron stew. His due for the purchase was what he meant for others, paid in full. But it cost him his soul that day, all he had — or thought he had. He played the game and got snake eyes. The men who lost their lives had something so precious he couldn’t even have dreamed of: freedom, honor and dignity, and a country who appreciated them. But the shooter met his match. No paradise of which he wrote. No glory for his cause. Just another lost, stolen and used up soul on a wasted effort. He bartered it all and lost it all that day.

He got his name in the press, the name he claimed caused security alerts. But in the end, it was not his name that caused all the damage. We know what it was. So now that name will cause nothing but grief. He staked out his lot and his plot staked him. But there was no respect and glory in what he did. Nothing in return. A failed bid to make a failed stand. Instead of hope, he got the short straw. Five lives were lost, but their immortal souls were gained, five more for the trumpet to sound. A pity the shooter will never know that honor and glory he tried to cheat. Just another wasted soul, on the road from Tripoli.

RIP now five Chattanooga heroes.

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Now for a President who always lectures on the importance of context — or the context of important matters — what Obama did after should be seen then in the light of the terrorist attack in Chattanooga and the questions it raised.

The White House released a statement later in the day to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.

As Muslim Americans celebrate Eid across America, the holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs.

Michelle and I hope today brings joy to all of your homes, both here in the U.S. and around the world. From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!

As an article at Western Journalism framed the context, for the preoccupied White House:

“Chattanooga killings reality: The morning of Eid was marked with the sound of gunfire echoing through quiet neighborhoods across a peaceful Tennessee city forever scarred by the attacks.”

“It is a heartbreaking circumstance”, according to Obama’s WH statement:

“It is a heartbreaking circumstance for these individuals who served our country with great valor to be killed in this fashion.” He added in his statement that “we take all shootings seriously.”

(except when the shooter is an illegal in a sanctuary city, already deported 5 times.)

I couldn’t tell if that was Obama making that statement or Deepak Chopra. Apparently “heartbreaking circumstance” are the new code words for domestic terrorism.

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Double-minded standards

Incidentally, if you were also feeling a bit rainbowed out — and it has only been days so far — then check out this post on Sons of Liberty. It will certainly remind you that you are not alone in your feeling of overwhelming rainbow fanaticism — rainbowphilia.

It’s a list of businesses or organizations going gaga over the gay flag and same-sex cause. The list of examples is excruciatingly painful and incestuous in pandering to this sociosexual political agenda. And maybe it is just the beginning too.

But at the very same time we learned that a rebel flag harkening back to the confederate history is far too controversial, polarizing and racist to even display. So there was a frenzy to ban it and a competition who could be first to throw it under the bus. Even NASCAR has gotten in the fray by banning it.

The problem it seems is that anyone waving it, using it or endorsing it in any way is now de facto racist. If that were not bad enough, reports say two flag companies announced they would stop making it, and stores will stop selling it. If you are looking for hash brownies or pot granola you might have some luck, but some things are considered too rage inducing to make anymore.

And then when you see the Left buried neck-deep in both issues it sort of lights your hair on fire. On one hand anything related to the flag is racist. While on the other, the rainbow flag is the greatest thing. Should that mean that anyone endorsing the rainbow flag is gay? Under and by the Left’s orthodoxy you would think so.

But no, everyone is suppose to embrace the rainbow LGBTQ flag, to be hip. That goes for businesses too. See the list, including the American Airlines picture. Even in this very WordPress program there was a rainbow banner installed on the edit page. I checked and Google had similar links to pro-LGBT pages celebrating their euphoric sexuality of the community. It obviously is not meant to be a personal statement but a gesture to identify with a broader culture.

No such allowance or tolerance should be made for the Confederate flag and those who rally around it. In that case: demonize it along with the people who associate themselves with it. Want an example? Reports condemn people who overlay the American Flag on their profile, after a successful campaign for people to put rainbow filters on FB profiles.

As that article points out about this fast-and-furious flurry of rainbow activity, does it all appear a little contrived, especially the White House lighting project? Was this roll out sporadic? It all shows how disingenuous the left is on anything. It’s all about the political cause. If it benefits that, great, but if not it is the problem. Now a sexual cause too.

RightRing | Bullright

Live from DC …. it’s press briefing!

Now for a Ha ha — Hilarious moment:

The White House was asked Thursday how it feels about the uranium story and Clinton’s approval of the deal.

According to Washington Times, Josh Earnest responded (apparently with a straight face)

“At this point, there has not been any evidence presented that would prompt the president or anybody at the White House to be unsettled by Secretary Clinton’s conduct as secretary of state,” said Mr. Earnest. “In fact, everyone here at the White House, including the president, continues to be very proud of her service to this country.” (More)

No problem! Now that I have my laugh for today, we’ll see if this love affair lasts. Josh said his lines just as well as John Podesta, or any of the other Clintonites said them. Excellent delivery, Earnest. Of course the evidence along with Clinton’s server are probably somewhere in the Mariana Trench.

What’s their definition of “service to this country”?
Is that anything like Bergdahl serving “with honor and distinction”?

Thoughts: others

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
about
OTHERS

Looking at the month of August, I realized there was no holiday for this month. I know a group of people who deserve one – all the families of our military. These mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, suffered and cried and prayed. We need a national day of recognition in which to honor them. I believe that a perfect date would be August 8th, so easy to remember i.e. 8-8.

Their heroism began the day their loved ones were sent into harms way – their worrying, their anxiety, their praying that they will be coming home but in what condition. Some come home dead and the family suffers this agony and the funeral – some come home with varying injuries and have to suffer the indignation their loved ones receive from the Veteran Administration and more die and must be buried. Many of the brave that do make it home have serious injuries that will last a lifetime, with not only the veteran suffering but all their families.

Whatever happened to the stars that were once hung in the windows of a house showing a family member was in the military? The star indicating a member in the service was blue – we need a purple one for any who were injured, a red one for all those retired and a black one to indicate one had died, either on duty or retired. Are these stars still available?

We don’t want to wait for the government to do this nor should we – this should be a grass roots effort so WE THE PEOPLE can properly say THANK YOU. I hope and pray with all my heart every person who receives this say THANK YOU to a family who had a member in the military, and if possible, buy them a star, I believe August 8th will become recognized across the country and without government involvement because WE THE PEOPLE do care.

Thoughts: Our Birthday

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
about
OUR BIRTHDAY

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who have given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

THANK THE VETERAN AND ALL THE MILITARY WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE THIS BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

Happy Birthday to us
Every Fourth of July
It’s when freedom was born
Why so many did die

So wherever you go or whatever you do
Take a moment for prayer to remember those who
Gave their all for this land and for me and for you

Happy Birthday to us
Sing as loud as can be
That the whole world will know
We will always be free
(Repeat Chorus)

Happy Birthday to us
May we ever be true
To our daughters and sons
And the Red, White, and Blue
(Repeat Chorus)
Just gene 2005

WITHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY THERE WOULD BE NO OTHER HOLIDAYS

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Poetry on the Rose Garden

H/T

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Come to my garden
For a photo op new

I don’t remember seeing the family of Terry, killed with a FAST & FURIOUS weapon at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Ambassador Stevens, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Smith, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Woods, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Doherty, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Martinek, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Bowen, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Walker, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Curtiss, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Andrews, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Murphey, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Fairbairn, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Casillas, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of any veteran murdered at the VA hospitals at the rose garden.

I DO remember seeing the family of Bowe Bergdahl, a traitor, at the rose garden.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you’re a hero
No garden for you

XL
as always
jj

Brought to you by “change you can believe in”.


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Putin vs. the broach lady

…sans the steel cage.

The Russian leader who tests the West

by Madeline Albright | April 23, 2014

In 2008, in these same pages, I wrote that Putin would “remain an irritant to NATO, a source of division within Europe and yet another reason for the West to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.” I was wrong. It’s worse.

Through his illegal actions in Ukraine, Putin has reminded us that leaders of great countries are most dangerous when they make up their own facts. Putin’s worldview is colored by toxic fictions.

Putin’s ultra-nationalistic instinct has upped his poll numbers, but his increased influence will be temporary. Russia has acquired territory but lost credibility. Putin has bought himself a pile of problems at the cost of the international ties Russia needs to prosper. He has betrayed Russia’s best resource — its people — who will eventually realize his rhetoric is nothing more than a fantasy inside a delusion wrapped in a tissue of lies.

To some, Putin has “won” Crimea. Will he recognize his “victory” is Pyrrhic — or try to repeat it? History is filled with aggressors who triumphed for a moment. Then failed.

Albright served as the 64th U.S. Secretary of State

http://time.com/70855/vladimir-putin-2014-time-100/

 

This was hailed by Bill O’Reilly as a great, short hard-hitting piece. Not sure why.
With the formalities out of the way, as they say, time for a closer look. Sure, Putin’s poll numbers support him, not that it matters to him. It’s up to him and the Kremlin what they do with that popularity.

Putin would “remain an irritant to NATO”? That was so prophetic. Even if he got in NATO he’d be an irritant. He’s a spur in the West’s heel, but what is new? Putin’s rewriting of the Russian Constitution was a big help and say nothing of his calculated political maneuvering. He might not quite be a Clinton, but you get the idea.

Who could not have predicted that at some point he would once again be a big problem for the West? Yet here it is in living color, almost on cue. Good for Madeline speaking up, for what it’s worth. Now the only persons who would have been surprised by Putin’s behavior were Obama and his circle of enablers. They were in cosmic denial from way back.

When Mitt Romney mentioned Russia in the debate, Obama went to ballistic snark attacking him for it. Then said the 80’s wants their foreign policy back as a punch line. See no evil, hear no evil… It is a pattern for them. So nice that Albright speaks up but apparently not to the right people, ahead of time. Sure its easy to point out now how Putin was a predictable problem, but she’s preaching to the choir, after the fact.

Romney Told Obama “I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses on this, when it comes to Russia or Putin.” Romney also was treated to a snarky scolding about horses and bayonets. Albright said:

“Russia has acquired territory but lost credibility. Putin has bought himself a pile of problems at the cost of the international ties Russia needs to prosper.”

Sort of specious reasoning. “Acquired territory” equals credibility to Putin, no matter how you got it. All that matters is expansion. Diplomacy or other domestic policy concerns come in a distant second. And then it will be used to negotiate for further gains.

Now I know Albright is a respected diplomat, but does she not understand that? Or is she just trying to spin the web of explanations after the fact? Maybe they can create an exit strategy that will work for Putin? That must be it, they just didn’t stumble onto the right combination of appeasements yet. Turns out this is another empty shell, CYA statement. Might as well seek advice from the broach.

If he’s “testing” the West, then what grade does the West get?
RightRing | Bullright

Thoughts: Being Pissed

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
about
BEING PISSED
THE GOVERNMENT HAS DEFAULTED

 

As a vet, no, as a human being, I can no longer stomach the despicable treatment of our military and their families. With a shutdown, we can still find funds to have park police harass our vets!!! Where the hell are we living!!! Are we back to U.S. Marshalls rounding up runaway slaves, just like the “good” German soldiers who pushed the Jews into the boxcars. All of them claiming,”We are just doing our job”. They all sold their souls, especially the park police for a pay check. There wouldn’t be parks for them to even have a job if it wasn’t for the brave military.

 

DERELICTION OF DUTY
Generally, dereliction of duty refers to failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform ones legal or moral duty to a reasonable expectation.  In other words, it means willful or negligent failure to perform assigned duties or performing them in a culpably inefficient manner.  Dereliction of duty is a specific offense in military law.  Under the regulations of military law, avoidance of a duty or failure to follow an order from a superior, noncompliance with procedural rules, misbehavior, malingering, self-injury with intent to avoid service, or straggling can result in a charge of dereliction of duty. Ineptitude is a defense against the charge. A  person convicted of dereliction of duty can be given a dishonorable or bad behavior discharge from his or her branch of service, and may forfeit pay or be sentenced to six months confinement.  U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), addresses dereliction of duty within the regulations governing the failure to obey an order or regulation.
J’accuse
President of the United States of America
    Barack Hussein Obama
Secretary of Defense
    Charles Timothy Hagel
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Admiral James A/ Winnefeld, Jr., U. S. Navy
Chief of Staff Army
    General Raymont J. Odierno
Commandant of Marine Corps
    General James F. Amos
Chief of Naval Operations
    Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert
Chief of Staff U. S. Air Force
    General Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of National Guard Bureau
    General Frank J. Grass
OF
DERELICTION OF DUTY
There are others who do not fall under the UMCJ, but have abrogated their right to be part of the human race – including:
Secretary of the Interior
    Sally Jewell
U. S. National Park Service Director
    Jonathan B. Jarvis
Some of those refused admission have already passed away – in their memory please pass this along!!!   

Obama flying high

I must have missed this coverage at the recent MLK anniversary rally at the Mall. The Independent Journal Review reported Obama christening the rally in the stripes.

MLK Event Attendees Wave American Flags – Desecrated With Barack Obama’s Face

Michael Miller
On August 25, 2013

    At an event in Washington D.C. Saturday commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I have a dream” speech, attendees waved American Flags. Desecrated. With Barack Obama’s face.

    “The cult of Obama is alive and well.”
More : http://www.ijreview.com/2013/08/75054-attendees-of-mlk-event-wave-american-flags-desecrated-with-obamas-face/

I doubt Obama was the dream MLK was referring to. And I doubt he could have seen this on the “mountaintop”.

I know America has hit a new low when this substitutes for patriotism. So you can insult the US and MLK’s legacy at the same time, who knew?

(I wonder who the manufacturer is?)

H/T to Mrs. AL for the lead.
Comment on Hot Air from the previous article.

    Not surprising. The sheeple are beginning to see Obysmal, like global warming, is a state run media creation:

    Obama Pledge

    I pledge allegiance to the unions
    And to civil unrest in America
    And to the Republic
    I plan to destroy
    Two Nations
    Under funded
    Divided
    With misery and poverty for all

    DeweyWins on October 9, 2013 at 8:46 AM