Sunday, August 06, 2017

You are Supposed to be the HEAD and not the TAIL - Choose Better

Labels on people are a way to try to bully others into silence. I'm not going to play. I am accused by some of being a white Supremacist. I am white. That doesn't make me a supremacist. It's because of what I know to be true that makes me a Supremacist. To put it clearly, there are things that I believe that are superior to, better and a full rank above others.

You may just be one too. This is not a comprehensive list, it is however a list of those things I KNOW without a doubt people who believe as I do are superior to those who do not. We in that way are Supremacists. It's not about skin color. You might be a Black Supremacist if you believe these things, a White, brown, red or yellow Supremacist. The opposite of Supreme according to a thesaurus is surrender, submit, yield, mismanage and subservience. You can decide you would rather be that if you like. It's God's will for us to be the Head and NOT the tail. I strive to remain a supremacist in my values and beliefs.

I am a Supremacist Because I believe these things:

I am a supremacist when it comes to values and culture: I believe that Western Values and Western Culture is Supremely better than any other. All cultures outside those core western moral values are inferior. Western culture is supreme because it roots in God's law. That moral compass defines what is right and wrong and when you stray from that you become inferior.

I am a supremacist when it comes to economics: I believe that Capitalism in it's purest form is supreme over any other system of economics. It's not perfect but there is nothing on the face of the earth that holds a candle to pure capitalism when practiced. The USA today is not that.. but was. It can be again.

I am a supremacist when it comes to world religions: I believe that there is only one Supreme Being, his Name is Yahweh.. and He is ever-present among us.. we know him as JESUS. He is the fullness of the Godhead, Father and Holy Ghost are all part of the trinity. All other belief systems are inferior.

I am a supremacist when it comes to the USA: I believe that USA is an idea supreme over any other nation on the earth. No one is dying to get into Angola for opportunity. They die every day trying to come here. It's not the country, it's the idea of America.

I am a supremacist when it comes to political philosophy: I believe that Conservatism with a libertarian bent as a political philosophy is far superior to anything resembling liberalism. The Republican party has little representation of this brand of conservatism and the Democrat party has almost none. I believe that a well armed and well informed electorate is essential to our freedom. I see the negative inferior example of it in Venezuela. Tyranny results when an inferior political philosophy is in power.

I am a supremacist when it comes to marriage and family: I believe the supreme plan is for men and women to be fruitful and populate the earth in marriage. All same sex, homosexual pride, trans something, bi something and whatever else you can think of is inferior to marriage and family. I hate divorce.. I know it happens, but marriage is sacred. This is a place where we struggle but having a moral compass unstained and unmoved by popular opinion and supreme court pronouncements is essential.

I am a supremacist when it comes to Mercy and Provision for the poor: I believe in the concept as taught in the Word of God of generosity giving into the storehouse so that there be food enough is God's plan. Many church groups do not practice this. All other methods of trying to administer charity and in particular government by stealing money thru taxes is inferior. Charity and mercy must be the role of the Body of Christ on earth. This goes for all mercy including welfare, health care, housing and employment. Everyone deserves a chance but no one deserves a free ride. If you will not work, neither will you eat. Take care of the widows and orphans (This includes single mothers). Welfare worked best when it was conducted in Christian Charity and not by any bureaucracy. The state is far inferior.

I am a supremacist when it comes to Christian Theology: I understand there are many expressions of Christianity and even some who call themselves Christian but aren't. They are not equal. Some are superior to others. Those that are are supreme and therefore embracing one of those makes me a supremacist. If I didn't think what I believe to be supreme, I would change my view. It's not a democracy, popular opinion doesn't reign. In the end we all must wrestle with issues and arrive where God brings us. There are superior and inferior destinations. Choose better.

I am a supremacist when it comes to life: This is not just about abortion, but about euthanasia, wanton killing in the streets and abuse in any form of others. Today to be solidly in favor of life and against any taking of it in any form is considered an aberration. The "life is supremely sacred" position is superior and any compromise is inferior. ALL life is sacred, before birth and to the natural end. Believing that makes me a supremacist.

I am a supremacist when it comes to racism. ALL racism, all racial oppression, all racial discrimination and abuse is wrong. There must never be any form of racism from any group anywhere ever. I do not believe there is any justification for racism. I tolerate no form of racism. I am a supremacist in this area. I believe you should be too. I am better than those black, white, red, yellow and brown who use race as a tool to divide people along color lines. I am better than the Social justice warriors who use race as an excuse for death and destruction in response to police brutality. These social justice warriors are racists. I despise what happened to Erik Grant, Tamir Rice and Walter Scott. There are bad episodes, like the pajama clad Australian woman shot dead in the alley in Minneapolis. No one is rioting, burning reeking death and destruction over such a stupid action by a black cop against a white woman. It's a superior response from a superior culture. The other response is inferior. What we saw in Ferguson, Baltimore and South Carolina is inferior. When I call it thus.. it's called racist. It's not. All racism is wrong and when racists use riot and destruction to support their cause that is the ultimate racism inflamed by the true racists in our country.

Some values are better than others. Some cultures are better than others. Some religions are better than others. In our upside down world if you embrace, support and believe them you are called extreme. They say if you believe them it makes you a supremacist.

Be one. Choose to be the head and not the tail. Choose this day who you will serve. It is the will of God concerning you.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Multitasking is an illusion that causes people to fail

Attention Span of Modern Humans is Less Than a Goldfish’s

In 2000 an average person could concentrate on a task without becoming distracted for 12 seconds. In 2015, it was down to 8.25 seconds – just under that of a goldfish.

This is a big problem and the medical community is increasingly alarmed by modern-day lack of concentration. The average worker loses 2 hours of productivity daily due to distractions and lack of focused work. This issue costs the U.S. 588 billion dollars a year!

What’s going on, why can’t we focus?

Brain Power is Determined by Behaviors & Boredom

Did you ever think that you behavior might affect your ability to concentrate?

Contrary to a widely held belief, multitasking is counterproductive. Scientific research now says monotasking (doing one thing at a time) is the best approach at work and home.

Multitasking means you are jumping from task to task, this is counterproductive because you're training your brain to have a shorter and less efficient attention span!

By changing your behavior and taking 10 or 15 minutes of focused time to do just one thing you will begin to notice a big improvement in your ability to stay focused. By doing this you may be able to finish one task, and that’s great. Then, move on and complete another. You will start to feel accomplished and productive.

Another behavioral concern is being plugged into different devices simultaneously. Laptops, computers, applications, and cell phones are constantly monitoring the information & social highways. With the bombardment of notifications, pop-ups and ads that fight for your attention it’s no wonder you are in a mental fog. Try turning your devices to mute, schedule a time to check them if you need to, for example, every 30 minutes, or hour depending on your situation.

Boredom is another culprit to lack of focus and concentration. Chronically bored people aren’t engaged with life. Their ability to focus, concentrate, and be productive is diminished to a detrimental level causing problems on the job, at home and in relationships.

Taking control of your boredom can be done by changing your mindset about what’s boring you.

If you find yourself constantly watching cat videos at work and not engaged in your job, ask yourself, “If I could change anything about my job, what would it be?” Or, “The tasks I find the most mundane, how can I make them more fun, or easier?”

Be creative, focus on others when possible. Search for avenues to make the job environment more exciting and stimulating.

A splendid example of this is reflected in the caring and creative acts of a janitor working in a cancer ward. He noticed how stressed the nursing staff was so he started using colored trash liners, unusual colors, and no two trash cans looked alike. This tickled the nurses and he told each of them to raise the liner and look inside. At the bottom of the trash can was a sticky note with a clue to finding a hidden treasure on the unit. So, he started a scavenger hunt for the nurses once a week. This simple act brought excitement, fun and a much-needed distraction.

Struggling with Mental Hiccups - Maybe Your Body Needs Attention

Can’t find your keys again?

Do you struggle to just get dressed and out the door in the morning?

Fatigue is concentration’s worst enemy. If you have an ongoing problem with getting quality sleep you will experience routine and pervasive concentration problems.

Stress is a big killer of our ability to focus. The longer your to-do list is, the more stress you will feel. Stress causes major problems with focus and concentration.

Do a personal inventory; are you constantly multitasking? How can you reduce the amount of stimuli from technology? Are there areas of your life that you’re completely bored with? How can you reduce fatigue and stress? Making simple changes in these areas is a powerful start to positive change.

The results you will enjoy from these small steps will make monumental differences in the quality of your life.

And, your life will thank you for it!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

What the meltdown in Illinois might look like. And why any Illinois public employee who supports the fake budget deal being voted on now is going to pay the biggest price of all.

I have a message for those who believe things can't get worse.. YES THEY CAN!!

I’m gonna fire up the Delorean to 88 MPH and go back to the future to Illinois 2019.  Here’s what I saw:

There was a fake budget made up of tax increases and borrowing.  The borrowing was so expensive and few came to lend money that the state was virtually bankrupted.  By the end of 2017 schools closed. Private education picked up the slack as people scrambled but money stopped.  Lottery winnings were never paid.  Mass layoffs began accelerated by the fact that people no longer were being paid.  Essential services like police and fire were cut and cut and cut. What was truly essential was discovered.  It was less than we knew.  Nothing was repaid, the machine broke down.

Public buildings (State) lost heat and air conditioning.  Utilities would no longer could wait for payment.  All road construction and repair ceased.  Detours were the only way around.  Soon that became impossible.  Streetlights went dark at night.  Traffic signals if they broken were not repaired.  4 Way Stop was the new norm everywhere.

Hospitals and nursing homes began to close or cut.  Only the most essential services were provided.  Unless you had money, you got no care.  Federal money came for a few things like the veterans administration.  The policing done in the city of Chicago was mostly done by military some even federal.  The posse comitatus law was set aside in the emergency.

Public employee unions fighting to retain pensions for teachers and other employees settled on a bond in lieu.  Since there was no more money to pay pensions, they accepted bonds that paid high interest but were only redeemable when the state was able to pay.  Many tried to factor these thru J G Wentworth and such found that the confidence in the state to pay made these bonds almost worthless.

There were masses of lawsuits against every form of government, yet without avail.  No matter the award, there was no money to pay.  All awards due people from the past were left unpaid.

Meanwhile the exit from the state accelerated so rapidly that cities and counties found empty houses without buyers via tax lien.  Squatters and vandalism began to spread throughout.  No police and no fire fighters to stem the tide.  Vigilantism increased but without a system for prosecution and with sympathies for the offended, it was ignored.

There were riots, but against who?  Marches, bullhorns, demands…. All on empty ears with empty pockets.    People began begging.  There was compassion but it soon became apparent that the real enemy was greed.  

With the increase in violence, the corruption that follows in these vacuums, the gangsterism that expands, the lawlessness, regular people fled.  There were places that would receive them.   But it was grapes of wrath kind of fleeing.

Attempts to collect taxes from the population failed.  Even sales taxes failed as the barter system expanded.  There was virtually no money to do anything.  No money to even pay the interest on the junk bonds the state was able to find.

Electricity stayed on for those who could pay.  In small government offices there was power enough for basic services.  Gas as well.  Garbage pickup all went private as the cities no longer had money to pay to provide services.  It piled up in front of places like government offices when they were not paid.

People’s lives went on but without any capacity to depend on anything from the government. No Medicaid, no state welfare.  It all closed down.

The Thompson Center a showpiece in downtown Chicago was abandoned for lack of repair and the inability to pay for heat and air conditioning.

The streets of Chicago and several other towns and cities in the state with those most dependant upon government largess in the past became worse war zones than they had been.

Basic licensing stopped.  Car licensing and drivers License dispersal became a thing of the past.  People were no longer willing to pay for a tag at $100 each when there was almost no chance of being caught.

As it hit the bottom of the barrel, a strongman mobster rose up and promised to fix everything.  It was an empty promise.  There was no hope.  By the fall of 2019 President Trump and the all republican congress authorized complete bankruptcy for the state.  It was the first time but it set a pattern.  The bond holders (read that public employee pensioners) were left in the cold.  So were those foolish enough to buy the junk bonds.  All lottery payments were canceled.  Bankruptcies on a personal basis skyrocketed for those who thought working for the state was a gravy train.  All state public officials were fired at once.  They could reapply for the job they had, but at less money and at zero benefits.  Many didn’t.  They self selected out.  Public Service was becoming public service.

All income taxes were eliminated since they were uncollectable.  Sales tax stayed in force.  A fuel tax was added.  Property taxes were cut by ¾ in order to commence collecting them once again.  People had stopped paying them.  All corporate taxes were eliminated.

The wasteland that Illinois had become was coming back to life.. slowly.  There was no more state government.  No legislators, not a governor.  A few administrative offices, but very few.   It was administered by the federal government as a bankruptcy trustee.  It wasn’t desired but it was necessary.  Those cities like Chicago that were unsustainable (as Detroit was) also came under federal oversight.

I drove 88 MPH once more and found this:

In 2024 as the state was to improve there were statewide elections once more.  Voter ID and Registration were become far more stringent.   With the need to restore the state to solvency and begin the process of wooing back those who took their businesses and left the state back home, drastic measures were required.

All public unions including teachers unions were outlawed until 2034.  After that as a right to work state (Which Illinois became) and with education by voucher only, no pubic education except a level of reform school for those deemed uneducable, and most public services now privatized, the state began the slow crawl back.  Working for the state truly became public service once again.  All representative and senatorial offices were paid only a tiny stipend.

Someday maybe I can fire up the DeLorean and go further forward.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ways I keep my Spirits up.. and fight off depression

It might shock you to know that even very positive people go thru Ups Downs, slumps and frumps now and again.  I have to work at staying on course.  It’s not easy but there are some things I do.  Here are a few.  I offer them because I know that I am not alone.

1.    Get face to face with someone.  Get off Facebook.  It’s a drug and doesn’t help.
2.    Avoid the JOY SUCKERS.  Find and cultivate those who lift you up.  Sadly many wives and or Husbands can be the worst Joy Suckers.  Keep your boundaries up.
3.    Do things socially even if you don’t feel like it.. act as if
4.    Find someone to help out, not with money, with time and energy.  There is more joy in giving, find it.
5.    Go for a long walk or long drive alone.  A 3 hour vacation. You need self time too.  Sit by a body of water. 
6.    Get some sun in your eyes.  You need sunshine to survive and SADS is real
7.    Find an oldies station that plays music that was the soundtrack of your life.  Remember the good times.
8.    Take on a project you can complete, and then do it.  Anything.  A sense of I’m DONE.
9.    Do something (even exercise) that exhausts you.  Endorphins are a wonderful thing.
10.    Get enough sleep.  If you wake frequently, do a sleep test for Apnea. 
11.    Stay off drugs, booze and excess sweets. 
12.    B-12 and Fish Oil are two I use to help me stay steady.  I get the ones coated so I don’t have reflux of the skunk.

 ‘Shoulds’ and ‘should-nots’ – Holding yourself to a strict list of what you should and shouldn’t do, and beating yourself up if you don’t live up to your rules.  “You Should” is a depression driver.. if others do it to you, make them stop.

All-or-nothing thinking – Looking at things in black-or-white categories, with no middle ground (“If I fall short of perfection, I’m a total failure.”)

Overgeneralization – Generalizing from a single negative experience, expecting it to hold true forever (“I can’t do anything right.”)

The mental filter – Ignoring positive events and focusing on the negative. Noticing the one thing that went wrong, rather than all the things that went right.

Diminishing the positive – Coming up with reasons why positive events don’t count 

Jumping to conclusions – Making negative interpretations without actual evidence. You act like a mind reader (“He must think I’m pathetic”) or a fortune teller (“I’ll be stuck in this job forever.”)

Emotional reasoning – Believing that the way you feel reflects reality (“I feel like such a loser. I really am no good!”)

Labeling – Labeling yourself based on mistakes and perceived shortcomings (“I’m a failure; an idiot; a loser.”)

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Since the failed vote potential on Friday here's what has happened and what it means:

Democrats celebrated and called Trump names (Pelosi). Reality is beginning to set in. No matter how they try to hang it on Trump.. this mess is still their mess... Obamacare. He was Hitler last week, now he's a loser idiot. Can't have it both ways.. but they'll try.

Republicans and conservatives have declared war on each other. This isn't good but it is essential. I'm not republican, I'm conservative and believe no bill is better than a bad bill. We have a three party system in this country. The coalition known as republican at least has people of conviction and courage in it. The democrats are a joke.

Trump has to find where they put his rear end they handed to him. This might turn out for good (ever a Romans 8-28 believer). Not just humility but knowing that your friends aren't always your friends.
Lots of tisk tisk tisk media will have advice for Trump. IGNORE THEM. They are only interested in neutering you sir.

Democrats have lost their way. They are being led by the most insane among us. They have no center, no core, no focus. They ALL voted for the mess known as Obamacare.. they are sheep. Ignore them, they have once again marginalized themselves. Move ahead.

Time to get the train going. Get the cars lined up and get it moving. TAX REFORM NOW, IF we are going to do some infrastructure rebuilding let's go, Lets get about restoring constitutional rights like second amendment with universal conceal carry nationally, lets turn back the attacks on free speech that have caused this country to live in fear of offending someone.

There is much to do. Obamacare is going to have to die. Let the hotshots that came up with this mess come to the table.

The wall? OK.. something something something but get moving on the other big priorities we have on the table. A corporate tax rate of 12% will bring huge amounts of cash back into the economy.

Remember Mr Trump, most of those you trusted to do right by you didn't and won't. Start preparing that nice going away party for Former Speaker Ryan. Let's see Dave Brat from VA in that post. He's right up your alley and would be a great Speaker.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Inside the Trumpcare meltdown - Axios

When the balky hardliners of the House Freedom Caucus
visited the White House earlier this week, this was Steve Bannon's
opening line, according to people in the conference room in the
Eisenhower Executive Office Building:

Guys, look. This is not a discussion. This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.
  • Bannon's point was: This is the
    Republican platform. You're the conservative wing of the Republican
    Party. But people in the room were put off by the dictatorial mindset.
  • One of the members replied:
    "You know, the last time someone ordered me to something, I was 18
    years old. And it was my daddy. And I didn't listen to him, either."
  • Started on the wrong foot:
    Repeal-and-replace was always snakebit. Ryan had begun the process
    before Trump's inauguration. "He boxed us in," said one person close to
    the fight. "We didn't have any choice."
  • Was always wobbly: Trump
    relied too long on assurances from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and
    HHS Secretary Tom Price that they had the process in hand. And "Ryan was
    telling him it was fine, and they'd bring it together at the end."
    Instead, the bottom fell out.

Inside the Trumpcare meltdown - Axios

Two-thirds of cancer mutations are random and unavoidable, scientists claim - ScienceAlert

 “Almost two-thirds of cancer mutations are caused by random DNA-copying
errors during cell division and are impossible for us to avoid,
regardless of lifestyle and the genes we inherit from our parents,
according to new research. . . . If the findings end up being accepted
by other cancer researchers, the idea that randomness – in other words,
bad luck – is more significant in causing cancer than other contributing
factors could amount to what Tomasetti calls ‘a complete paradigm shift
in how we think about cancer and what causes cancer’.”

Thursday, March 23, 2017

18 Major Scandals in Obama's ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency - Breitbart

President Obama and his mouthpieces
have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting
the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning
“this administration hasn’t had a scandal”
over and over again
will make history disappear. It’s the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and
is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie.

Here’s a short list of the many scandals Team Obama thinks it can make America forget:

The great “stimulus” heist: Obama
seems to think nobody will remember he grabbed almost a trillion
dollars for “stimulus” spending, created virtually zero private-sector
jobs with it, allowed a great deal of the money to
vanish into thin air, and spent the rest of his presidency complaining that he needed hundreds of billions more to repair roads and bridges.

Vast sums of taxpayer money were wasted on foolish projects
that came close to the Keynesian economic satire of hiring some people
to dig holes, and others to fill them in. Obama added insult to injury
by appointing Vice President Joe Biden as the “
sheriff” who would supposedly find all that missing stimulus loot.

Americans mostly ended up footing the bill for was an army of government jobs, and a lavish network of slush funds
for the Democratic Party and its union allies. We’re supposed to forget
about all that because years later, Obama’s weak economy finally
dragged itself to something like normal “official” employment levels…
with the U.S. national debt
doubled, and our workforce rate reduced
to Carter-era lows. Sorry, Democrats, but that’s more than just failed
policy. It’s one of the worst government-spending scandals in our
history. Democrats will howl to the moon over far, far smaller abuses of
taxpayer money during the Trump administration, should any occur.

Operation Fast and Furious: Obama
partisans seem to think any given example of abuse or ineptitude by
their man stopped being a “scandal” the moment it seemed clear he
wouldn’t be impeached over it. Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama
administration’s insane program to use American gun dealers and straw
purchasers to
arm Mexican drug lords, is a scandal with a huge body count, prominently including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, plus hundreds of Mexican citizens. Agent Terry’s family certainly thinks it qualifies as a scandal.

is difficult to imagine any Republican administration surviving
anything remotely close to Fast and Furious. The media would have dogged
a Republican president without respite, especially when it became clear
his Attorney General was putting political spin ahead of accountability
and the safety of the American people. Remember, AG Eric Holder escaped
perjury charges by claiming he didn’t know what his own subordinates
were doing – a pioneering, but sadly not unique, example of an Obama
official using his or her
incompetence as a defense.
For years afterward, we would hear some version of “I’m not a crook,
I’m just completely inept” everywhere from the Department of Health and
Human Services to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

But this was Barack Obama, so the media downplayed Fast and Furious news… to the point where viewers of NBC News learned about the scandal for the first time when Holder was on the verge of being held in contempt by Congress for it.

The relatively benign explanation
for the astounding Fast and Furious scandal is that Obama’s Justice
Department wanted to release guns into the Mexican wild, like so many
radio-tagged antelope on a nature show, and follow them to arrest the
big fish of organized crime. (In case you were wondering, no, the guns
actually have radio tags in them – that was tried in the much smaller, and utterly disastrous, Bush-era program Obama’s team used as a model for their vastly larger and more careless program.) This explanation becomes more difficult to believe, the more you know about how careless the program was, and how abruptly it was shut down after Agent Terry’s death.

The more sinister take on Fast and
Furious is that the Obama administration wanted to create gun crimes in
Mexico so they could complain about lax regulations on American gun
sales – “for the purposes of creating a narrative that they could use in
America to try and thwart our Second Amendment constitutional rights,”
Andrew Breitbart put it during a 2012 interview.

No matter which interpretation you subscribe to, or how much you think Barack Obama knew about the program when he made scurrilous claims of executive privilege
to shut down investigations, it’s an insult to a large number of murder
victims to claim it wasn’t a scandal. Unfortunately, the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives hasn’t
learned as much from the OFF debacle as we might have hoped.

Incidentally, the Border Patrol named
a station in southern Arizona in Agent Brian Terry’s honor. On New
Year’s Eve, persons unknown
fired rifle shots at a Border Patrol vehicle near the station.

Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress: This
was a result of Operation Fast and Furious, but it merits distinction
as a separate scandal in its own right. Holder was the first sitting
member of a president’s cabinet in the history of the United States to
held in contempt of Congress.

Of course, Democrats closed ranks
behind Holder, the White House protected him, and the media allowed
Holder to spin the contempt vote as mere “political theater.” In
reality, it was a difficult step that responsible members of Congress
didn’t want to take, and it was fully justified by Holder’s disgraceful
conduct in the Fast and Furious investigation. No reasonable person
could possibly review the way OFF was handled and conclude it was an
example of transparency and accountability.

ObamaCare: Everything about ObamaCare is a scandal, from the President’s incessant lies about keeping your old plan if you liked it, to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s “we need to pass it to find out what’s in it” dereliction of Congressional duty.

ObamaCare is a scam, pure and simple – sold on false pretenses by people who knew it wasn’t going to work the way they promised. It doesn’t feel right to dismiss it as a “failed” scheme when so much of the failure was intentional.
The bill was so sloppily crafted that Democrats were basically signing
blank sheets of paper when they rushed it through Congress in a
foul-smelling cloud of back-room deals. ObamaCare’s designers
precipitated a constitutional crisis by forgetting they left in a
to cut subsidies for states that didn’t set up health-care exchanges – a
provision that would have killed the entire program stone-dead two
years ago, if it had been enforced as written.

The Supreme Court rewrote ObamaCare on the fly twice to keep it alive, which is a scandal in and of itself. President Obama delayed and rewrote the law so often it was impossible to keep track of the changes, cutting Congress out of the loop completely. (Actually, someone did keep careful track of them, and the tally was up to 70 distinct changes by January 2016.)

That made some of Obama’s rewritten mandates and deadlines blatantly illegal
– but then, the Affordable Care Act isn’t really a “law” in the sense
American government understood the term. In practice it became something
entirely new, an enabling act that gave the executive unlimited power
to do whatever it thought necessary to keep the system running. If
subverting the American system of government isn’t a scandal, what is?

And let’s not forget the scandal of ObamaCare’s disastrous launch, foisted on the American people even though its designers knew it had severe flaws – the billion-dollar website that cost another billion dollars to fix
after it crashed, accompanied by a constellation of state exchanges
that blew up like Roman candles of bureaucratic incompetence. Let us not
forget the absolute zero accountability for this disaster, mismanaged
by everyone from President Obama to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who
treated the biggest new government program in several generations as
though it were a minor side project that could be handled by
subordinates with minimal supervision.

Spying on journalists: Establishment media came about as close to falling out of love with Barack Obama as ever when his administration was caught spying on journalists.

Why, if the reporter subjected to the most egregious surveillance, James Rosen, didn’t work for Fox News, the mainstream media might have started treating Obama like a (shudder) Republican. Rosen was treated so badly that even Attorney General Eric Holder eventually admitted feeling a bit of “remorse” about it. Apparently he felt so much anguish that he suffered temporary amnesia and forgot to tell Congress that he signed off on the request to wiretap Rosen while he was testifying under oath.

The IRS scandal: The selective targeting
of conservative groups by a politicized Internal Revenue Service was a
scandal grenade Democrats and their media pals somehow managed to
smother, even though the story began with the IRS
admitting wrongdoing.

Democrats suffocated the scandal by acting like circus clowns
during congressional hearings, but at no point were the actual facts of
the case truly obscured: yes, pro-life and Tea Party groups were
deliberately targeted for extra scrutiny, their tax exemption
applications outrageously delayed until after the 2012 election without
actually being
If anything remotely comparable had been done to, say, environmentalist
and minority activist groups by the IRS under a Republican
administration, the results would have been apocalyptic.

There’s also no question about the facts of the follow-up scandal, in which IRS officials brazenly lied about having backups of relevant computer data. The American people were expected to believe that multiple state-of-the-art hard drives failed, and were instantly shredded instead of being subjected to data recovery procedures.

Luckily for the politicized IRS, the Justice Department was hyper-politicized under Obama too, so no charges were filed, and scandal kingpin Lois Lerner got to enjoy her taxpayer-funded retirement after taking the Fifth to thwart lawful congressional investigation.

There are 12 more read the whole thing:

18 Major Scandals in Obama's ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency - Breitbart

Saturday, February 04, 2017


1. Play 75 percent of games
2. Win every game played
3. Win MVP
4. Go to Super Bowl
5. Win MVP
6. Makes 20 million
7. Best QB ever
8. Votes for Trump
9. Uh O.

Democrat Human Rights History by Eddie Wilson (AG PASTOR)

Dems are the Party of
  • SLAVERY Demo South
  • WWl
  • Pearl Harbor
  • WWII
  • Sold out to Hitler, Tojo, Stalin lost Eastern Europe to USSR AND BALKAN AGREEMENTS WITH HITLER chamberlain and Stalin.
  • Nuclear War in 1945 Japan
  • Iraq Rerun Afghan Give up
  • Obamacare
  • Sold out to Iran pallets of foreign currency
  • Gave time to DNKorea to build nuke arsenal

Republicans gave us

  • Granada
  • IRAQ
  • Afghanistan
  • 9-11
  • 2009 Great Recession

So we've had catastrophe after disaster. Very few wins. Lots of losses.

So the Dems haven't been the PARTY OF Human Rights. Democrats hated Martin Luther King. Faubus, Barnett and Wallace all democrat segregationists

Where do they come off that's not what we are? No you are slave owners, KKK DRAGONS, segregated drinking fountains, schools, restaurants, funeral homes and cemeteries. Fire hoses, dogs and truncheons. Jails, ball bats and blocked doors to educational institutions. That's what you are, you Yellow Dog Democrats

You supercilious hypocrites, a little airport delay for a visitor to our nation is nothing to the lynchings and racial persecution your grandfather Democrats produced



The biggest stick Dems had was Trumps sexually violent crudities on a bus from 2006. The March on Wymen disarmed Trump's enemies when they used even worse crude language, threatening to harm federal properties ie "blow up the White House. "

So the women made themselves so unattractive as to negate the self-inflicted harm Trump dumped upon himself in a private conversation on the bus

The Wymen didn't tape vulgarities on the bus. They waited until the full glare of national television camera and lights were focused on their dais. We don't need stupid with just five of us. We want 25,000,000 to see just how brain dead we really are. Let's wait til CNN films our "nasty" words for national audiences. So in a few minutes a viral video became political legend. WOMEN's RIGHTS were saddled with international foul mouthed prurience. They will never out live their home made dunce caps. No one knew they were vaginal symbols we had to be told.

Stupid words
Stupid hats
Stupid symbols

Not only will we forget their march. We'all wash our brain-stains with grandma's lye soap.

A stream of vulgarities spilled out of the mouths of women on their way to high percentage name recognition. They revealed character which made the middle America housewife and career woman cringe.

Two Count Indictment




TAX PAID BY GROUPINGS by Eddie Wilson (AG Pastor)

US tax payers classified white pay 90% of US tax paid.

73% of US population is white

70.3 % of US population is Christian

46% attend a church

2.9 % Of US population is homosexual

13% is Black

46% of Christians are white. (White decline)

Black Christians are most generous among Christians

41.6 % of Black American receive means tested income from federal programs

13% of white Americans are on MTP's

With an aggregate of research gleaned from above, what could be wrong with giving some benefits. Based on taxation, population plurality and demographics?

Taxation without representation is occurring to the top 10 per centers who bear the tax burden for the lower 50% of the population who do not pay but are benefited by SSI EIC WIC SNAP TANF AND OTHER ALPHABET FED/STATE PROGRAMS BENEFITING THE NON-WORKING AND INDIGENT segments

For certain the top ten percent should have some say in welfare distributions, means testing and criminal/drug related activities, length of time for assistance, work/means testing, welfare roll purging etc

The taxpayer needs more input into family units, unqualified partners in a govt assisted family unit...

The new infrastructure, military buildup could use able bodied employees off welfare government benefit rolls

Lots of right wing work taking the place of left winger give-away.

BETTER IS NOT BEST! By Eddie Wilson (AG Pastor)

Islam is not truly a religion. It is more a political ideology; More like mythology. Rather than many gods, aggregately faceting Greek pagan theology, Islam has several arms. There is little authority given the deity. Mullah, imams, ayatollahs establish schisms dividing the systematic theology into warring tribes.

Before we indict 1.6 billion Muslims, let's look at the State of our Christian Union. American cultural Christianity is piece by piece stripping the Mystery of Godliness of its theological certainty.

The centrality of scripture has disappeared. The disengagement of even basic dependence on scripture, leaves marriage, sexuality, and the certainty of faith in shreds. Abortion and promiscuity darken the nation's soul.

Abdication by our institutions in regard to creation, resurrection, and the inspiration of scripture leaves us with a hypocritical agnosticism where the amalgam of cosmic thought is regarded as rustic signposts to help one in search of truth. Buddhism , Shintoism, animism, Islam, Hinduism, judaism, Christianity, humanism form one gigantic compendium of humanity's desire to know more. Of course, more can be less.

All religions have a seat at the table of modern theology. Cultural Christianity is not much more than a political ideology. The historical singularity of Evangelicalism is hated, denied and universally repugnant to the wisest of religious thinkers. Even our Christian Clergy has grown weary of defending Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life.

The effort to humanize Christ, making Him no more than an historical figure, continues to emasculate Christian evangelical efforts. Although our basic Western Civilization humanitarian standards are far and away better than most cultures, what we have done in America to the Faith of Our Fathers is regrettable.

Eddie Wilson (AG Pastor)

No Where No Place. No Time
Great family limousine. Plenty of money. Plenty of time.
But we got a new chauffeur. I just don't like him
So for the next four years, I'm just not riding in the limo.
That'll fix the deplorable chauffeur.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Stop Calling Them Liberals by Stacey Lennox

One of my pet peeves is that words actually have meanings and people tend to misuse them all the time. The Progressive Left is the master of this, actually changing the meaning of words to fit their narrative. For example, Planned Parenthood provides "women's healthcare". No they don't. They perform abortions. Throngs of people breaking windows, assaulting others and lighting stuff on fire is not a "protest". It's a riot. Finally the folks in the streets participating are not "anarchists". They want free birth control, free healthcare and free tuition. Anarchists actually believe in the self governance through participation in voluntary institutions, not Obamacare.
Now for the most maddening misuse of language. When folks on the political Right call Democrats and their grassroots activists "liberals". In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. And I am going to tell you why we need to knock it off.
The political Left has evolved into a completely illiberal movement. Liberalism throughout European and American history was defined by the hallmarks of free markets, individual property rights, free expression, individual freedom and freedom from unwarranted government intrusion. According to Encyclopedia Britannica:
"Liberalism, political doctrine that takes protecting and enhancing the freedom of the individual to be the central problem of politics. Liberals typically believe that government is necessary to protect individuals from being harmed by others; but they also recognize that government itself can pose a threat to liberty. As the revolutionary American pamphleteer Thomas Paine expressed it in “Common Sense” (1776), government is at best “a necessary evil.” Laws, judges, and police are needed to secure the individual’s life and liberty, but their coercive power may also be turned against him. The problem, then, is to devise a system that gives government the power necessary to protect individual liberty but also prevents those who govern from abusing that power."
Hmmmm. The party of Mr. I Have A Pen And A Phone are the Liberals? The same guy whose administration lost a higher percentage of cases in front of the Supreme Court than any modern President? Of course they aren't. What Barack Obama and the current iteration of the Democratic party actually espouse are Progressive values and Fabian Socialist principles. Progressives truly see the Constitution as a fluid document and are responsible for genius reforms such as the popular election of Senators and the 16th Amendment which allowed for unbridled Federal taxation.
These moves paved the way for the Fabian wet dream of crippling the federal system in the United States, centralizing power to a group of folks who are supposedly smarter than you in the central government, and an expansive welfare state. If you have never heard of Fabian Socialism the best description I have seen comes from Jerry Bowyer in his article for Forbes "Barack Obama, Fabian Socialist" in 2008:
"Fabians believed in gradual nationalization of the economy through manipulation of the democratic process. Breaking away from the violent revolutionary socialists of their day, they thought that the only real way to effect “fundamental change” and “social justice” was through a mass movement of the working classes presided over by intellectual and cultural elites."
It is no wonder that Baby Boomers have moved to the political Right over time. The generation of college educated working class kids that burned their bras, started the Free Speech movement in Berkeley, fought for civil rights and defined speaking truth to power in the modern era looked around. By 2008 they were stuck in a party that sought to divide us, insists on conformity and limits choice and individual freedom in almost everything other than whether or not you get to kill an unborn child.
What started as a tendency to divide people into the have's and the have not's during the Industrial Revolution has evolved to the modern Progressive strategy of dividing by every possible characteristic. Gender, race, sexuality, economic status, disability and most recently geography just to name a few. And if you don't subscribe to their views about any of the issues facing these groups you are a racist, misogynist, xenophobe Nazi who needs to check their privilege if you are white or be shamed if you are a member of one of the said minority groups and dare to utter a non-conforming opinion. I fully expect Netroots Nation will soon include a policy work group for Asian female to male transgender midgets with asthma. And I am not kidding.
So just stop referring to the Democrats and their Far Left grassroots organizations as Liberals. Overall the vast majority of all synonyms for liberal are positive characteristics. There is nothing positive about the collectivism advocated by the political Left, unless you are a political or intellectual elite. For the rest of us, it just makes our lives equally shitty. There is nothing positive about the shaming of large groups of people for their values and ideals because they don't conform. There is certainly nothing positive about the politics of personal destruction, property damage and violence the political Left endorses and encourages to shut down dissent, intimidate their fellow citizens or force compliance with their agenda.
There is a reason that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was stumped when she was asked to differentiate between the Democratic Party and Socialists during the Democratic Primary. As of 2016, you simply couldn't. There is also a reason that since the Democrats lost an election their Far Left grassroots organizations have gone on a nationwide temper tantrum. The slow march of Socialism through our institutions of government, the media, education and even entertainment advocated by the Fabians came to an abrupt end with the rise and election of Donald Trump.
The media and entertainment industries have never been faced with a population who shrugs off their influence so readily or loudly in modern memory. The Democrats have been decimated at the state and local level and now are in the minority at the Federal level. So these activists have embraced the tactics of the revolutionary working class of the late 19th and early 20th Century while lacking any real moral claim to being oppressed because nothing else is working. The mask is slipping and their policy goals are become readily apparent.
So let's finish this. Stop calling them liberal. They aren't. As if to prove my point, they went on a destructive violent rampage last night to shut down a speech from an openly gay, Jewish immigrant who has the freedom to call his speaking tour "Dangerous Faggot". And you know what? To the tolerant Far Left he is. Because he says things like this:
"Don't fight identity politics with identity politics. White pride, white nationalism, white supremacy is not the way to go. The way to go is reminding them and yourselves that you should be aspiring to values and ideas. You should be focusing on what unites people, not what drives them apart. And you shouldn't give a shit about skin color. You shouldn't give a shit about sexuality. You shouldn't give a shit about gender. And you should be deeply suspicious of the people who do."  - Milo Yiannopoulos
Terrifying isn't it? Maybe if you're a Fabian Socialist.......

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


 From Pastor Eddie Wilson

"Just as Egypt needed a Joseph,
The Israelites needed a Moses,
The Father needed Jesus' Gesthemane Pledge,
America needs a Man whose voice will condemn the Spirit of this Apocalyptic Age."

To think that The Body of Christ, helped create the entertainment juggernaut which opposed the election of DJT is staggering. After fifty years of movie approval and acceptance, our adulterous relationship with the Jezebel of SoCal has brought us a Frankenstein capable of serious opposition to the American way of life.

Yesterday's March for Abortion was led primarily by cinema and music industries' icons. Threatening the removal of our new president and the burning of the White House, the film and social media darlings shook the world with 2.5 million angry demonically inspired followers railing against motherhood and all things holy.

Some now call for a Holy Resistance to stem the tide of filth washing the streets of our nation. I wish us well. The Enemy is now at the gate. Coming like a flood, our hope is that the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against Satan.

Surely our submission and lustful immersion in cinematic filth the past fifty years have not been components of the Standard our Lord Jesus now must raise.

My Preacher Father did not allow us to attend movies. He opened the door of hell on Sunday nights to allow us to view the eternity of those who would spend Saturday nights in the Bosom of Jezebel, the local motion picture theatre.

Boycott was not necessary in the Assemblies of God 70 years past. Our parents dismissed all movies as unacceptable. We just did not enter a theatre. Of course, we later installed media centers in the lavishly appointed personal palaces we call home.

As time passed, our pastors led the parade to the Worship Centers of Dagon, bowing before Almighty Oscar. Everybody knew the West Coast Philistine Priesthood and its Temple Courtesans. We followed all lascivious behavior, adulterous couplings and ruinous family ruptures. Christians, too, were enraptured by the scenery on the Road to Ruin.

Now, The Cesspool of Hell, Hollywood, becomes the progenitor of sermon topics. Our family values oriented American Way is abhorred by the cinematic pimps and whores pitching same sex marriage, abortion, LGBT lifestyles, pedophilic toilet alignment and anarchy in the streets of our cities. Still we call on these demonic deacons to assist in sermon preparation.

These Bacchanalian Serial Servers of the Effluent of Hell itself have now attempted to overthrow the middle-America choice of a new administration

Can we go back to sermons on Star Wars and Rocky Balboa? Can we continue to laud WWF and cage fighters? Can we ever turn away from drugged behemoths struggling to concuss and maim one another?

To be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God.

Just as Egypt needed a Joseph, The Israelites needed a Moses, The Father needed Jesus' Gesthemane Pledge, America needs a Man whose voice will condemn the Spirit of this Apocalyptic Age.

"Show me a man in whom the Spirit of God dwells," pharaoh cried.

How long will we drink the devil's brew spewing from the coastal enclaves of licentious and prurient slave owners who desire to destroy our way of life and the fetal generation in the American Womb?

There is no game clock in life. You may get beaten on a play. You might be behind in the score. But the clock never stops running. So your goal in life must be to play till you win. Tee it up one more time and hit em hard

Well as of close of service tonight we are 10% into the first 100 days of President Trump's Administration. If the next 90% is as exciting as the first 10% was it's going to be a wild ride

Well it looks as though the blackface KKK has gone completely insane, they're out to kill everybody they can find that is white.

During an anti-Trump protest in Seattle this weekend, an activist associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement took to the megaphone to voice her support for,…

The best guide to what Donald Trump will do as president appears to be what he said he would do as president.

We are in a soft Civil War in the United States.

On one side are the women's Marchers, mainstream media, far left wing of the Democratic Party, racial victim radicals,. Left-wing education Lobby and public unions.

On the other are business people, farmers, Trade union workers, rural American dwellers,. Displaced and underprivileged working class, evangelicals and those who voted for Donald Trump.

Yes there is an attempt for some to remain on Middle Ground. That is now much more difficult than they thought it would be. It's hard to stay neutral a Civil War.

The hard reality is there can only be a winner and a loser. The loser must be vanquished not compromised with.

It's a hard truth. But War has been declared. Be clear what side you have chosen to be on.
It is time for our society to acknowledge a sad truth: America is currently fighting its second Civil War. In fact, with the obvious and enormous exception of attitudes toward slavery, Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than…


I guess it was too much to ask for him to be as Noble and classy as George HW Bush was when Clinton became president, as Clinton was when Bush two became president, and as Bush was when Obama became president. I guess one more time we can say about this president that his actions are unprecedented
“You have to wonder what comes next after the hysteria manifested by the Democrat/Media Axis in the first 10 days of the Trump administration. They have turned up the ‘resistance’ to 11, Spinal Tap style.” The more they try to “de-normalize” Trump, the less normal they seem. HT Instapundit

A Primer on Unity at the Executive Level in Business or Government.

Some have wondered about Donald's Trump's Quick decision to fire the active attorney general last night.  It's as it should be.  She represents the Administration or at least did till she didn't.

I have had the privilege of having been the CEO of several organizations; CEO and President in some cases. My accountability was to ownership. In larger organizations there is a board of Directors that has the ability to remove the CEO. And every year the Board is elected by the shareholders. It’s how it works.

As the CEO (chief executive) for those organizations I had people who worked for me in management positions. We would have management meetings. It was behind those closed doors that decisions were ironed out. We might have had severe disagreements behind those doors but in the end, when we walked out of that room, we all stood as one, in agreement with whatever was decided.

If one of those managers who worked for me disagreed with me before the employees or customers, that was grounds for immediate dismissal. No questions asked. In business or in Government the executive function must be unified. He must have those who work for him in management fully in step. If they cannot go along with his decisions, they can deal with those issues in a management meeting or they can resign. They do NOT have the right to go public with a dissenting opinion. They as managers represent the decisions of the executive. Any undermining must be dealt with swiftly.

Business is not a democracy. The executive branch of the Government of the USA is not a democracy. If you work for the President or represent yourself as working for the President you must stand as ownership of the decisions the President makes. Defend them. Carry out his orders. If you cannot, you must resign or be fired.

The executive branch must have a Chief Executive and every member of his or her administration must support publicly the decisions of the Chief Executive. Imagine what a mess it would be if every member of the executive branch decided to use his or her own discretion for the function of their department?

It cannot be. It may seem draconian, but that’s how it must work. Even President Obama demanded that level of absolute allegiance from his cabinet and their employees.

Friday, January 27, 2017

There is money available to build the wall

Here's some build the wall math you need to know. There's two trillion dollars stored up by corporations that are centered in the United States but it kept offshore because of high taxes. Repatriating that money back into the United States at a tax rate of 10% will produce two hundred billion dollars. The wall will cost 80 billion. So by tearing down the wall that is keeping out money that should be bringing new jobs to America with high tax rates of the Obama Administration will allow us to build the wall that we need on our Southern border. trading one wall for another. Mexico will not have paid for it.......YET. We'll just put it on their Tab and yes we will get that money from them or we'll foreclose.…/to-speed-job-growth-cut-taxes-now-1485…

Meaningful Executive Orders from President Trump

Good Advice for those over 65 (and maybe even younger)

 1. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it.  Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
2. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.
3. Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, do tests even when you’re feeling well. Stay informed.
4. Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.

5. Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.
6. Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: “A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”
7. Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.
8. Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. There’s nothing worse than an older person trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.
9. ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised what old friends you’ll meet. Keeping in touch with what is going on and with the people you know is important at any age.
10. Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future, and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them that yesterday’s wisdom still applies today.
11. Never use the phrase: “In my time.” Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time. You may have been younger, but you are still you now, having fun and enjoying life.
12. Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you older and harder to be around.
13. Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. If you’ve lost your partner (our deepest condolences), then find a person to move in with you and help out. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live alone.

14. Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf. You can paint, volunteer or just collect certain items. Find something you like and spend some real time having fun with it.
15. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). But don’t get upset when you’re not invited. Some events are limited by resources, and not everyone can be hosted. The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a field. Get out there.

16. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people go on and on about the past, not caring if their listeners are really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go off into long stories unless asked to. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say as well.
17. Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be.
18. If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone - apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life.
19. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs and let that memory sway them.
20. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did. So what’s not to laugh about? Find the humor in your situation.
21. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway, and you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve achieved. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to be written, so get busy writing and don’t waste time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be!