Category Archives: Christianity

NAR Cheers Paris Attacks!

I had an opportunity today to chat with Joe Smith, a God-fearing, gun-toting red white and blue Christian American who believes that if the world wants end ISIS, send in the NRA.

Me: So, Joe, tell me why the world needs the NRA today?

Joe: Damn it Fred, look at what happened in Paris the other day. No such slaughter would ever occur in NRA Texas.

Me: Please explain, Joe.

Joe: If everyone in Paris belonged to the NRA and was toting their gun, boom boom would have gone their weapons, and doom doom would have gone the terrorists.

Me: So, a people armed are a people safe?

Joe: Damn right, Fred. NO Muslim terrorist is going to step foot in any county in America which has NRA guns. We will blast those damn Mooslims to their hell!

Me: Would any innocent folk get hit during the shoot-out?

Joe: If you got your gun and are blasting away the only dude who gets killed is the dude from Arabia!

Me: So, what lesson do we learn from Paris?

Joe: Always, and I mean, always carry a gun with you, to the concert hall, to a restaurant, to school, to church, heck, even your own home! Damn it, can you trust your wife or the kids??

It’s Not Fair!!

There is no question that Ben Carson is the most soft-spoken candidate for president in our history. He speaks quietly, he speaks softly, he speaks utter nonsense. Now, he has finally become upset. He is upset at the attempt by media to listen carefully to his words and check them out. OK, so he said that he had a “pathological temper” while a child. OK,so he said that he hit his mother in her face. Yes, he said that he tried to stab a good friend and the knife hit the belt buckle. These are his words, not those of the media. But, to poor Bennie, THEY are out to get him even though THEY never made any attacks upon the dude from Africa, one Barack Obama.

Donald Trump got into the fray while speaking with CNN analyst Erin Burnett. Donald also heard the words of Ben Carson. He now compares the statements of Carson to those of a “child molester.” Donald does not believe if one has a “pathological temper” it can be cured. He does not believe the American people want their president to be someone who hit his mom in the face. Not that Donald would speak ill of a fellow Republican, but he warns the American people to beware of pathological folks who no more can be cured than can a child molester!

Death Of A Child

Yes, we all agree that being in the position of enforcing the law can be, on occasion, a difficult if not dangerous job. Although, it is rare that more than a few dozen police are actually killed by criminals during the course of the year. For most cops, the real issue is stress, anxiety, fear, and physical and mental exhaustion. I do agree that when Hollywood or television depicts the performance of a cop, it may not always agree with reality. BUT, Tamir Rice was only twelve years old and playing in a playground with his toy pellet gun when gunned down by officer Loehman.

Experts now insist that Lehman performed his duty by sending several bullets into the body of this child because the policeman feared for his life. How can one respond to the claim that murdering-yes, that is the word, murdering a twelve year old is due to “reasonable fears” of the cop? If this was ONE example, OK, but this example occurs time after time. How about some time on the firing range where one learns how to hit children in the leg while fearing for your life?

Debates That Are Not Debates

During the course of my life I participated in debates both in high school and college. I also taught high school social studies and organized debate teams to enable students to hear various points of view. I thought that was the purpose of debates. Now, in my later years I watch something termed a “debate.” Again, the assumption a “debate” is to present differing points of view to an audience so they can select ideas that make sense. So, along comes something which is advertised as a Republican Debate.

If one person on the stage claims to support cutting out all taxes the rest of the crew will immediately claim they want to end even more taxes. If Donald makes clear he is against illegal immigrants and wants them out of the country. The so-called ‘opposite view’ insists they also want them out,but want more time to accomplish the task. If one attacks Putin, Carly will inevitably announce that she is ready to meet him at high noon to see who can make more tough statements quicker.

There has yet to be any “debate.”

Oh,I forgot Ben who always speaks softly and utters words that no one knows what they mean–but, he is SINCERE.

No More Starbucks!

It is November 13, a Friday the thirteenth so folks at Fox News go together and discussed what new stupidity could they unveil on this allegedly evil day.One of them went to church and then stopped by a Starbucks store where he saw the new coffee cup. Imagine a coffee cup without the picture of Jesus Christ or at least Santa or at least some reindeer! Wow! He rushed back to Fox News and had them announce to Christian viewers that there was another plot to end Christmas. How in God’s name can there be a Christmas without coffee cups with scenes of the holiday.

I have no doubt that in hundreds of Christian churches this Sunday there will be ministers urging their flock to avoid any contact with those who hate Christmas, those who hate the baby Jesus. If you gaze closely at the scene in the manger it is quite clear that baby Jesus was drinking from a bottle that had scenes of Santa Claus and snow and so on.

Did it really snow on the day he was born?

Oh Dem Lesbians!

There is a Mormon judge in Salt Lake City who believes that lesbians are not fit to become parents. Juvenile Court Judge Scott Johansen ruled that a lesbian couple who were foster parents to a child were simply not the right sort of people to be allowed to handle the life of a human being. He removed the child and had him sent to another foster couple. Social worker reports indicated the child was thriving in the home of the lesbians, but, what the heck, remove the boy and send him elsewhere.

The reason cited by the judge was “for the child’s well being.” This is a case in which logic and love have no place in life. Pick up a newspaper any morning and discover evidence of child neglect, child abuse by parents who are “normal” sort of folks. This is simply an example of a judge allowing his religious beliefs to determine a decision.

Such is life in modern America.

Republicans Against Minimum Wage Hike

The group that was on a stage the other night argued as to which one was the toughest hater of the arch devil named Barack Obama. Each made clear that if the Republican party wanted a person who could best express hate toward the shiftless mass of people in this nation who non-stop seek entitlements such as Food Stamps or demanding higher wages, well, just select one to these people as your next leader. The current mantra that is uttered by each Republican candidate is:

Higher minimum wages result in rise in unemployment. Yes, that is the mantra. America is filled with people demanding the government hand out free things such as higher minimum wages. Of course,it is business leaders who are the ones paying higher wages. We offer a new mantra to Republicans:

If higher wages are the problem in America– pass legislation that no business executive can earn more than 25 times the average wage in his industry. Automatically, wage costs are reduced. Jobs are created because –if Republicans are correct– it is high wages that result in higher unemployment. I hate to inform Republicans the minimum wage in Germany, France and England is HIGHER than the minimum wage in America.

P.S.To Catholics in the Republican Party such action will please Pope Francis.

Carly Can’t Shut Up

There is no question that Carly Fiorina is marketing herself as the anti-Hillary female for Republicans. Once again she attempted to present a tough self to the audience. If President she will end giving aid to Saudi Arabia, she will wipe out Islamist religious leaders in Iran and Syria who deny women the right to drive cars, to go to school, and have the right to vote. She is just sick and tired of these infidels who take our money and ignore fighting against ISIS.

1. Women in Iran attend college, work at corporations, and can drive a car without the need for a women.

2. Saudi Arabia which she cites as our friend does NOT allow women to drive cars, let alone work in the corporate world. Carly, the US does NOT give economic aid to Saudi Arabia.

To sum up Carly: I am a tough person-and-mark-that-well. I do not -take-anything-from-anyone-because-I-am-one-tough-broad.

Donald Knows Vladimir

During the debate Donald Trump wanted the audience to know that he personally knows Russian President Vladimir Putin. In fact, noted Donald, he even was on a 60 Minute program along with the Russian leader, and I guess the two of them sort of hit it off. Of course, Donald was in a separate segment of the program which showed him in America and Vladimir was in a separate segment which showed him in Moscow. I assume this was a long distance friendship between two men who never spoke with one another.

Donald also boasted that President Eisenhower forced about one million illegal immigrants to depart from the US. HOWEVER, President Eisenhower allowed over a million Mexicans to come to America to work in farm fields.

By the way Donald, MY research of the year 1953 revealed that each year at least 200,000 illegal immigrants were entering America from Canada and all were immigrants from Europe.

Marco In Debate

There are moments in the Republican debate when one desires so deeply that one of these people can actually express a coherent thought. There is no doubt that Marco Rubio is trying so hard, so hard, to come across as reasonable, intelligent, and in possession of knowledge. So, the men who once urged passage of laws dealing with illegal immigrants has been transformed into a politician who will say anything to anybody in order to get a vote. During the debate Marco joined in with the clamor for opposition to higher minimum wages on ground that if you pay people more money, the cost of production rises and the company goes bankrupt.

Of course, if you raise wages from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour each worker now has about seven more dollars to spend on items which, in turn, creates more work and more jobs. With two dollars I can purchase a carton of milk which might translate into 20 million more sold this week which creates jobs for those producing the milk, and those transporting it to supermarkets. Marco, this is termed the “ripple effect” in economics. I assume you studied this subject in college.