Good morning guys, or maybe….good morning, “comrades” is the more appropriate how do, huh? We hope this finds all in good health and spirits…course if you are in pretty good spirits, you ain’t payin much attention to the atrocious, outrageous, appalling arrogance demonstrated by our elected officials.
This behavior demonstrated by our ELECTED (I still ain’t believing that??) officials, is a simple flaunting of… “the ends justify the means.”
I know to most this morning, I’m just “speakin to the choir,” but it still makes me literally shake my head at the goins on in our Country today.
What have we become?
Alinsky in Our Lives:
“Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history…the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively, that he at least won his own kingdom…Lucifer.”
By my reading that statement from Saul Alinsky, ideology, or whatever it is, I can’t help but come to the conclusion it is indeed okay to sell your soul to the devil…to obtain your goal.
I also understand that through Alinsky’s teachings, and what has been accepted by his disciples, is simply this…
Morals, virtues, goodness, integrity, truth nor values play any part in their beliefs or judgements. It IS though, only about…POWER.
So you see…the ends DO justify the means!
This power exhibited today by our elected officials is the most blatant, in your face, total disregard for the will of the people that this Country has ever witnessed.
Law-abiding, hard-working, tax-paying, believers in our Constitution, and God, are labeled as…terrorists.
Of course we can’t leave out our title of being racist too.
Dr. Benjamin Carson hits the nail on the head quoting scripture speaking on… “Godless leaders.”
Can we label government today as a… “Den of Thieves.”
Take the time and Google up retirement packages for our elected officials, cash payouts upon retirement, double and triple dipping (if you don’t recognize those terms, Google them up as well), and of course, our elected officials and ALL their cronies are exempt from Obamacare.
Hmmm…what’s up with that?
First off, I can’t envision the term…Obamacare???
Honestly, I’m tryin to determine when Obama…
Back to checking out the pension plans for public service employees, you need to take a quick look at one State in our Country that believes in your right to work, the American Dream, LEGAL immigration, very little taxation, representation of its citizens, and a State that does very well economically, day in, and day out…
Think on this a moment…
All data from “The Pension Tsunami.”
In 2005, there were 1,841 public service employees who pulled down over $100,000 a year in pension checks from the California Public Employees Retirement System.
$100,000 a year in pension checks! Listen again, that’s $100,000 people…a year!
Paid for by you and I.
Boy…we ARE the “silent majority,” huh?
By 2009, this so-called “100K club” had more than tripled…to 6,133!
At the end of 2012, membership more than doubled again….to 14,763!
That’s up 700% in less than a decade!
Wanta hear something else that’ll jump start your engine this morning.
Vernon California, which by the way is the SMALLEST incorporated city in the State, was represented at one time by a Mr. Bruce Malkenhorst.
I say “represented” because it seems Malkenhorst was once the city of Vernon’s city manager, finance director, redevelopment director, city clerk, city treasurer and head of the municipal light and power operation, pretty much at the same time.
His retirement pension, which by the way is…$540,882…a year.
Yep, ya read it right…$540,882!
CalPERS reviewed this last year and slashed it down to $115,000, but Mr. Malkenhorst dubbed this… “elder abuse”…and continues to fight it in court.
He continues to receive the $540,000+ until all his appeals are settled.
How small is Vernon you ask?
Population…112. (according to Wikipedia 2010)
Yep…ONE HUNDRED…and TWELVE!
Reckon “Den of Thieves” may in reality BE the perfect title for today’s government?
You tell me.
Our officials today want our guns as well.
I only have to look back in history and see the events that took place in the former Soviet Union, and China both, although there are many more examples of other Countries which advocated a no gun policy.
Shoot…talkin bout a no gun policy…look no further than Chicago! Gun control really has been helpin out there, huh?
As I am in favor, and very much so, of our RIGHT to keep and bear arms, let me toss out a little scenario here…
We live very rurally.
If we were to experience a break-in, or home invasion, I’m guessin the police response time would be in the neighborhood of 2 to 5 minutes…maybe more??
Is callin 911 an option with ARMED intruders in my home?
Certainly it is, and that’s just what my wife would be doin, or speakin to the company that monitors our home alarm system.
Durin all this though, I’d be dialin something up myself!
I’d be dialin…
At the very least! LOL
I love Clint Smith’s statement, the owner of Thunder Ranch…
“Why do you own a .45?”
Cause they don’t make a .46!
When the general public is disarmed, I’m talkin the law-abidin general public, not the nut cases, we are then left open for most any type of assault you could possibly think of.
Criminals WILL have guns, no matter how the left attempts to spin it.
GOD in Our Lives:
On the flip side of the coin of all this madness, there are many good, good people out there who DO believe in our Constitution, just as it was laid out for us, who believe in integrity and values, a hard work ethic, and even, ya gotta come closer now cause I’m gonna have to whisper this (because of the PC Police)…
Go to church.
Let me say this startin off.
I am by no means perfect. Probably bout as far from this as anyone ever has been. BUT…I do try to treat others as I’d like to be treated. Sure, I fly off the handle from time to time, and will sling a word or two at ya that I really didn’t intend to sling your way…if ya tick me off.
But I’ve learned to ask for forgiveness, and honestly, the cuss words that not too long ago pretty much made up bout 35% of my vocabulary, today seem few and far between.
Possibly, this may have influenced the big gaps in my posts there for a while. Shoot, I didn’t know what to say to you guys, or, better yet…
HOW to say it! Lol.
My point to this is that God does work in mysterious ways. I am a prime example of this.
I have thought often about, “How in the world could our Good Lord ever possibly want anything to do with me??”
Well, for starters, He loves us, each and every one of us.
He’s always with us, and never puts more on us than we can bear.
Since becoming a Christian, on numerous occasions, God has put me with someone, total strangers most times, and we strike up a conversation and God becomes the centerpiece of our talk.
I was fixin fence one day alongside the road, and this young man stopped (today, ANY man under 45 I consider a YOUNG man!).
He offered to help, and me bein the appreciative, easy goin feller I am, I asked, “Humph…then why’d ya wait till I was stringin the last strand a wire to help?”
Not really, but I thanked him for his offer, and we just started talkin.
Before long, our conversation had turned to God, and we shared some things of how God had influenced our lives.
We had a great talk.
A point he made really stuck with me.
He explained that he used to be afraid of death. Death, particularly his death, bothered him and he thought of this often.
Then he considered his BIRTH…
He explained that while we were in the womb, what a great place for us it must have been. It was our “home,” and was our sanctuary. It kept us safe, and content.
As we grew in the womb, and the eventual birth experience neared, the leaving of “our sanctuary” must have indeed been traumatizing, wouldn’t you think? It was after all, the only home we’d ever known.
But, we came into this world, and the life we began to experience was exhilarating to us. Each day we grew, both physically and mentally.
We loved our family, and our friends…we loved life itself!
Each and every day opened new doors, and life itself was cherished, and with this, we began to realize our own mortality.
How could we ever possibly want this to change?
He then stated that with some thought, he began to realize that death, of which he’d been so frightened, would be a lot like leaving the womb.
Through knowing our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, he realized that death too, was only a new beginning.
A new birth.
As wondrous as our life here on this earth had been, it couldn’t possibly hold a candle to this “eternal life” promised us by our Lord.
At that point he understood that death was nothing to be feared, but in reality, should be looked upon as our new beginning.
As he started leavin, he stated…”Ya know Doug. We just had church, right here…on the side of the road.”
He was right, that’s just exactly what had taken place.
Now, in my opinion, ya really don’t have to be an Einstein to decide what type of people you’d like to be around.
People whom the first part of this post was speaking of, or people like Eric, the young man who stopped to offer his help.
No matter what the left tells you, family values, a work ethic, morals, virtues, integrity, and religion all are needed in order for a Country to flourish.
These all lay the good foundation needed for a Country, or family for that matter, to prosper, based upon your or its principles.
I read an article from “Newsmax” this morning featuring the Rev. Billy Graham, and my only reason for reading this…was Rev. Graham.
Rev. Graham states, “Our early fathers led our Nation according to Biblical principles.”
“HOPE AND CHANGE,” has become a cliché in our Nation, and it is daunting to think that any American could “hope” for change from what God has blessed.”
He goes on to speak of “trendy faith,” or the tailoring by Americans today of their religion, or mixing their Christian beliefs with a little of this, or a little of that, with other religions of the world.
He speaks of society’s condoning or advocating this, “trendy faith.”
He warns by doing so, we have dismissed God.
What does this mean, or lead to?
How about “skewed thinking, and consciences that are desensitized to right and wrong, basing moral decisions SOLELY on what fits in with OUR individual preferences.”
Sounds familiar, does it not?
So, it seems today’s world is based upon a couple choices for us to make…
Christianity, and its roots in our Country’s greatness, OR…
“Alinskyanity” (ya like that, Alinskyanity…I jus made it up, LOL), and its immoral teachings?
The choice is yours.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:3-16)
You guys have a great day, and God Bless!
Be sure to “keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart!”
Doug and Lucky