Wednesday, December 12, 2012


It just dawned on me. Tax the wealthy is poli~tic speech for tax the working person. In the eyes of a socialist, a person who is working is can that be?? Well, if you are working you are earning money, and if you are earning money, you are wealthy. So, come the first of the year, 2013, there is going to be a huge tax increase on earnings. It isn't fair for someone to be earning money, when the gummint cannot earn any. Gummints have money only by taking it away from citizens who are able to work and earn money. The basis of the true United States of America, is the right to own property, and to do with that property as you see fit. Socialism, and communism, take away any, and all, rights to private property. You only get to have what elite let you have. Sadly, 47% of the citizens in the US of A are not working and earning a pay check, but are instead waiting on the elites of the ruling class to give them what they need. Contrary to what talking heads are putting out...Socialism is not Santa Claus... although there is evidence that it is: He sees you when your sleepin, he knows when you're awake; he knows if you been bad or good, so, be good for goodness' sake. Oh, you better watch out, you better not shout, you better not cry I'm tellin you why. Oh, yeah..."We have seen the enemy, and he is us!"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Saw a side ad on FB that said “is America worse since Obama presidency?” I would think America is no worse, it is still America...however, life here is a little different than perhaps many of us remember from years gone by. I guess there is something to be said for progress, but I wonder how much we have lost. It seems we have sold our souls for a lot of glitter. It is probably good to remember that everything that glitters is not gold. Just like Esau, we have sold our birthright for a mess of porridge; well maybe not porridge. We can no longer consider this country to be the shining light on the hill. Why, even illegal Mexicans are running back across the border to Mexico. There was a time, in this country, when we as a people, trusted in God, and depended on Him for daily strength and sustenance. Those days were hard was scarce, jobs were scarce, people depended upon God to brings in good crops, and to keep critters healthy until they could be slaughtered. To a large degree, God is now only the start of an expletive. If it is true that every time we speak the name of Jesus, or God, we are speaking a prayer, what does that say about our prayers? When we call upon God to damn something or someone, is it any wonder that so much of our world is going to hell in a handbasket? It is so true that we have lost our bearings, and our marbles. I truly am not surprised there is so much support for any belief that goes against belief in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. No, we are no longer a shining light on the hill...sadly, the darkness is growing around, and within us. We are oh so carefully and craftily extinguishing our light and our life. When there is no United States of America, where will we find ourselves?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Any intelligent life here?

I seem to remember, back in my youth, a news item on TV that had Russian Prime Minister Kruschev yelling that the USSR would bury the USA. I recall, that I thought they didn’t have a chance in hell of getting us. Perhaps not by attacking our soil, or outmaneuvering our military. Yet, here we are fifty some years later, a half a century later, and we have a department of homeland security. Not to mention a list of czars hand picked by our duly elected president. Back before the Berlin Wall came down, we citizens of the USA heard news reports of Russia’s Homeland, and their Homeland Security. History is replete with references to Ceaser, Kaiser, Tsar, Tzar, Czar. And now, we have them in our government. Seems I remember every government associated with the names, was a totalitarian government. A centralized government, if you will. Places where the citizenry had no say in what happened with the country, nation, city or state. Places where citizens would snitch on their neighbors and countrymen, perhaps for reward money, or to keep the authorities away from them. One of my favorite books in the 70s was titled The Persecutor, by Sergei Kourdakov. It told the story of a family in Russia, where the father had been arrested by the state, and the mother and son were left to eke out an existence on their own. Except, women were usually not hired, and especially women whose husbands had been arrested by the state. It told of a young boy, who could not go to school, could not get a job, and subsisted by eating whatever garbage he might find, and occasionally stealing something from a merchant. Exacerbating the whole situation, was the fact that if neighbors (perhaps the ones that had informed on the father) attempted to give nurture or food to the family, they stood the chance of being arrested as accomplices. Who’da ever thunk, that in 2012, here in the United States of America, a president would implement a web site on the internet, where citizens could go straight to the administration to report their neighbors comments, or activities!?! Well, it has been sed, you never know/appreciate what you have until it is gone. Once the home of the brave, and the land of the free is gone, it will never be returned.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Dear ProFlowers,

Please remove my name and all information regarding me from your data base; this should include your affiliates also, Cherry Moon Farms, Red Envelope, Shari’s Berries, and Personal Creations.

Also, please remove names and information regarding all persons I have made purchases for.

I find it kind of absurd that Rush Limbaugh has probably been the best advertisement you have ever had. I was prompted to make purchases through you, by Rush’s recommendation. I have been very happy with the products purchased from you. But, as you have intimated, there is a time when affiliations must come to an end.

I truly hope that the people who have been most vocal for you to censure Rush, have also been instrumental in purchasing goods from you.

Thank you.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Random ramblin

A friend of mine laments “It sucks to be you”. I guess that is so! I work to get out of debt, and my income tax increases.

Methinks it is informative that we have a movement in this country, to change us into a socialist, communist lifestyle. Compare with me: Work hard, earn a living, purchase what you want, and enjoy the fruits of your labor; or, Do no work, wait on someone else to give you what you need, have nothing to show for your time on earth. To my military mind, this is a no-brainer!

So, we continue to hear the lament: Those who will not learn from history are doomed to relive it.

As I have indicated before, I well remember news stories showing life in Russia. Where people waited on the government for sustenance. I remember seeing pictures of people standing in lines for hours at a time, to purchase a loaf of bread, only to find out there is no bread. At a time when we in this country were having milk delivered to our homes on a daily basis. I have read stories from Russian citizens telling of life in a world where neighbors would call authorities to report neighbors for any infraction, real or perceived. And today, I read stories telling of people calling the law because they can smell cigarette smoke coming from their neighbor.

I have also heard some talk about turning weapons into plowshares. A definite reference to Biblical narrative. But they fail to also add that turning weapons into plowshares only comes after someone is defeated. It is a sad statement that peace only comes when others are vanquished. However, we do live in a fallen world where evil has pre-eminence; upon vanquishing an enemy, a new enemy pops up, generally an entity that we have supported.

Our current administration rode in on a wave of promising hope and change. But the only real hope mankind can really count on is the hope dwelling in God, and the promises He has made that are recorded in Scripture. There is no real hope in trusting is not able to change anything in this world. God, created this world, and all that is in it. God sustains this world, and all that is in it. Why is this so difficult to comprehend?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vanity of vanities

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,
“Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.”
What advantage does man have in all his work
Which he does under the sun? . . .
All things are wearisome;
Man is not able to tell it. . . .
There is no remembrance of earlier things;
And also of the later things which will occur,
There will be for them no remembrance
Among those who will come later still.

Vanity ~~ We really do not use this word, very much, any more. Seems we more prefer “vain” as in Joni Mitchell’s song “You’re so vain, I bet you think this song is about you, don’t you, don’t you!”

I am of the age that I remember a piece of furniture found in some homes that was called a “vanity”. I suppose antique hunters and owners are familiar with it. What was interesting about the vanity, was that it was a relatively small desk, with a number of small drawers. The center part of the desk, was considerably lower than the sides, which allowed for a good sized mirror, so, the person sitting in front of it could have a good look at themself. But if you remember, then you also remember there was a smaller mirror on each side of the larger mirror. These were on hinges, to allow them to be moved to give a more advantageous look at the person sitting there. I can imagine the desk got the name from people thinking that sitting in front of the three mirrors was vanity (being vain).

So, in the wee hours of this morning, my mind was cogitating on vanity. Imagine that! Only a different kind of vanity, but vanity none the less. Think about this... a person goes into a casino, sits down in front of a machine, plays the machine for four hours, spending one thousand dollars. Then, they hit a jackpot for say, one thousand six hundred dollars, and they are ecstatic! They beat the system...they won! Ah, but think about this...the thousand dollars they spent, had already been taxed as income, so, now, they have a thousand six, and that is going to be taxed also.

Is it not vain to think it is all right to pay high taxes, to a central governing body, so the body can then send back a portion? How often I have heard people brag about how much government money our state has been able to receive. Want to know what people want in an elected federal representative??? That’s much money can you give us?

At the expense of being redundantly redundant, our founding relatives chose to risk months of sea travel, to leave behind countries that had rulers demanding onerous taxes, and demanding people belong to a certain church. Guess that might have been a part of Hitler’s amenability to be leader of Germany, and Germany’s state church. The Preacher has said,

“There is no remembrance of earlier things;
And also of the later things which will occur,
There will be for them no remembrance
Among those who will come later still.”

Methinks we do not suffer from excess vanity, but instead enjoy every bit of it!