Friday, July 29, 2016

This is how it really is.. and it's worth it

THIS IS GREAT. I have worked for the toughest boss in the world most of my life. ME. I'm super hard on myself, but I wouldn't have it any other way. This is exactly what it's like. Every day. Roller coaster ride. The Joy when a plan comes together and pays off is worth all the pain. Not everyone is cut out for this. Not everyone who thinks they are in business for themselves is. If you have nothing at risk, you aren't an entrepreneur, you are part of a scam.

Reason Is Not A Natural Human Gift

There are really two things at core here.  One is the idea of
objective truth and the other is that such objective truth trumps
personal perspective or feeling.  If you are travelling up in an
elevator and only have your eyes with which to gather data (assume the
elevator is moving slowly enough that your your inner ear, which gives
you a “sensation” of movement, is tricked) you are not moving – but the
objective truth is that you are in fact moving.  You can stand in the
elevator all day long and protest that you are not moving – but
eventually the doors open and you realize you have moved.  No amount of
“reasonable” discussion that from your perspective you did not move can
possibly change the fact that you have moved.

The mind can be tricked and often we trick it ourselves, generally
because we do not want to face the reality of some circumstance.  It
takes training and energy and practice to overcome the trickery of the
mind, whether self-induced or otherwise.  Most of us fail at some point
in that effort.  But if we do not keep trying, if we do not make the
effort, the kind of nonsense that spewed from that panel is the natural

Reason Is Not A Natural Human Gift « The Hugh Hewitt Show

What Should Christians Consider When Deciding Whom To Vote For? by Dutch Sheets

America is in a fight for her destiny. Our upcoming presidential election is about more than which personality or political party we prefer. A well-known Christian author has written a well-circulated blog suggesting Christians shouldn't vote for Donald Trump. His reasons center around the poor witness and example of Christianity he believes Trump has demonstrated, and his fears that this might continue, should he be elected. (As you may know, Trump professes to be a Christian.)

Others, even major Republican leaders, have also refused to support Trump on the basis of "principle." Many good and sincere people are struggling to decide where they stand on this important decision. Though we cannot, as a non-profit ministry, endorse a candidate, I do have some thoughts that may help as you think and pray about your choice for President.

1) Firstly, like the aforementioned Christian author, I passionately desire to have a God-honoring, Christian President; and obviously, I too would prefer one that exemplifies Christian principles.

2) I, also, have been appalled by some of Trump's rude, mean-spirited, and even vicious attacks on others; I've also been disappointed at times by the pride I've seen in him.

3) I am as suspicious as anyone when the timing of a person's "conversion" to Christ occurs when it is conveniently needed, whether it be prior to an election or when going before a judge; and I, too, am always looking for the fruit such a conversion should begin to manifest.

4) I do not agree with all of Trump’s positions.

But here's where I differ with some Christians: whether or not a person speaks kindly, would provide an appropriate Christian witness or, frankly, even professes to be a believer—though, again, this would always be my preference—are not my primary litmus tests for presidential candidates or important positions of national leadership. I’m glad General George Patton helped save the world during World War II, foul mouth and all.

Like all of us, I've known many individuals I would thoroughly trust in leadership or government who did not profess to be a Christian. And, on the other hand, I've known many professing Christians whom I would NEVER trust to govern. (The names Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama come to mind.)

I fear that sometimes we Christians insert the same religious mindset into elections that has divided the church for centuries: if one's theologies and religious standards don't agree with ours, we refuse to walk or work together. It seems as though many Christians have the mistaken belief that partnering or working with someone means we agree with and support everything they believe. How absurd...and how costly.

As an example, millions of Christians in the last presidential election refused to vote for Governor Romney because he was a Mormon. Their Christian principles, ideals and theology simply wouldn't permit it. And what did those well-meaning, "principled" decisions give us? To name just a few:
We Christians need to take another look at the principles we allow to guide us at the polls! We've "principled" ourselves into irrelevance and, ironically, a national loss of biblical principles. We must remember we are not electing a religious leader. And we will always be electing a flawed person to lead a flawed people. Unfortunately, the perfect candidate doesn’t exist.

When voting, consider not just the candidate, but also the issues we face. Which candidate is gong to make the decisions that are best for the whole nation? And whose policies more closely align with the Word of God? Here is my suggested list of the ideals we should allow to steer us when we vote (not including the obvious intangibles of intellect, wisdom, etc.):

1) God-honoring. Does this person at least profess to believe in and honor God?

2) The sanctity of life. Where does this candidate stand on abortion?

3) The Supreme Court. What type of judges will this person appoint? At least 2 (and perhaps up to 5!) Supreme Court Justices will be appointed by the next President, which will tip the balance of power FOR DECADES. Life, morality, family, religious freedom, the Constitution and our very destiny as a nation are at stake. Reining in a renegade Supreme Court is of the utmost urgency.

4) Family. Where does this individual stand on marriage and the family unit?

5) America's Judeo-Christian heritage. Does this candidate recognize, honor, and want to perpetuate this?

6) Our military. In light of the tenuous state of affairs around the world, would this individual build our military or cut it and make us weaker?

7) Limited government. Does this person believe government, higher taxes, and state-run programs are the solution to most problems; OR do they believe government should always be the last resort...and should be decreased in size?

It is absolutely critical—indeed, in my opinion it is a sacred responsibility—that all Christians vote in this election, and that we vote for the person who most fulfills these qualifications. Remember that no one is perfect and that we are NOT endorsing everything about the person for whom we vote. But never again should we lose by default, giving further control of our nation to those with whom we disagree most and who stand in opposition to God.


Monday, July 25, 2016

We now have a Muslim government!

 I got this in my email today, some of it is sorta over the top, but it is substantially true...

This is absolutely unthinkable that nobody especially the CIA would have noticed this . . . .Trump is starting to look better all the time.

This information has all been checked, then double checked... it is 100% CORRECT.

That's why there is such an alarm within the US government, since Trump's statement about temporary suspension of migration of Muslims to the US till US authorities make sure there is a proper concept of safe penetration of US territory.

People are stunned to learn that the head of the U.S. CIA is a Muslim!  Do hope this wakes up some!

Until it hits you like a ton of bricks, read it again, until you understand!

John Brennan, current head of the CIA converted to Islam while stationed in Saudi Arabia.

Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, is a Muslim who was born in Iran where her parents still live.

Hillary Clinton's top adviser, Huma Abedin is a Muslim, whose mother and brother are still involved in the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt!

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for Homeland Security, Arif Aikhan, is a Muslim .

Homeland Security Adviser, Mohammed Elibiary, is a Muslim.

Obama adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Salam al-Marayati, is a Muslim.

Obama's Sharia Czar, Imam Mohamed Magid, of the Islamic Society of North America is a Muslim.

Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, Eboo Patel, is a Muslim.

Nancy Pelosi announced she will appoint Rep Andre Carson, D-Ind, a Muslim as the first Muslim lawmaker on the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, of all things!  It would make Carson the first Muslim to serve on the committee that receives intelligence on the threat of Islamic militants in the Middle East!  He has he suggested that U.S. schools should be modeled after Islamic Madrassas, where education is based on the Quran!

Last, but not least, our closet Muslim himself, Barack Hussein Obama.

It's questionable if Obama ever officially took the oath of office when he was sworn in.  He did not repeat the oath properly to defend our nation and our Constitution.  Later the Democrats claimed he was given the oath again,  in private.  Yeah, right.

CIA director John Brennan took his oath on a copy of the Constitution, not a Bible?

Valarie Jarret wrote her college thesis on how she wanted to change America into a Muslim friendly nation and she is a Obama top advisor!

Congressman, Keith Ellison took his oath on a copy of the Qur'an, NOT the Bible!

Conservative Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN, was vilified and verbally tarred and feathered by Democrats when she voiced her concern about Muslims taking over our government!

Considering all these appointments, it would explain why Obama and his minions are systematically destroying our nation, supporting radical Muslim groups worldwide, opening our southern border, and turning a blind eye to the genocide being perpetrated on Christians all over Africa and the Middle East!

The more damage Obama does, the more arrogant he's become!

Our nation and our government has been infiltrated by people who want to destroy us!  It can only get worse!

In his book Obama said, "if it comes down to it, I will side with the Muslims".

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Top Ten Things I LIKE about Donald J Trump

10. He loves his family, seems to get along with his ex wives mostly and seems good to his children.  They seem to be OK.. so as a dad  he's been successful

9.  He has done some successful business deals.  Not always successful, heck I've had a few turkeys, so it's understandable.  So all in all having a man run for office who's actually signed the front of a paycheck is OK with me.

8.  He needs to make this work and not fall on his face.  So, if he becomes President he will work to not end up with egg on his face.  He understands the problems the USA is facing and will focus his attention on resolving them.  Immigration, crime, trade, economic disparity, regulation, bad legislation like Obamacare and education.  He may not succeed in all these, but at least he isn't living in la la land not comprehending the real issues.

7. He is loyal to a fault.  Look at how long it took him to get rid of  Corey Lewandowski for Paul Manafort.  This means that if he says to someone, I've got your back, he really does.  Honor matters to him.

6.  He is smart enough to know he doesn't know much.  He will surround himself with people who can get the job done.  It's how he runs his businesses.  I think in that way he is teachable.  Mike Pence is a real plus for him. 

5. He will be held to account to put constitutional conservatives on the court.  At least that's my hope.  The other party will not, that much is certain.  So we have a chance not to have a partisan goofball idiocy supreme court. 

4. While he knows the system, I don't believe him to be corrupt at the core.  I think he knows how to grease palms, but corruption is not how he made all his money, unlike Hillary and Bill Clinton.

3.  He is at his best as a leader.  He doesn't know how to follow.  That is a plus and a minus, but at a time when the USA has been under a weak passive aggressive strongman, it's time for a real alpha male at the helm.

2. He and his volatility will put fear in the hearts of many of our enemies, and that is a good thing.  We have the worst foreign policy execution in 50 years and the worst image around the world.  Our enemies and most of our global friends laugh at the USA as a paper Tiger.  Time to turn that around and that includes a strong military.  We are a bunch of helmet wearing bike riders.. not bull riders.

1.  This is the most important one, and the one that matters the most.  The number one reason I like Donald J. Trump is that he is NOT Hillary Clinton.  She at one time had the capacity to be a good President.  Would have been better than Obama 8 years ago.. but she has become a corrupt criminal and deserves to be in jail.  SO.. the number ONE THING I like about Donald Trump is he is NOT HILLARY.