Archive for July, 2013

Bold Texas Constitution = Joke in Massachusetts

July 31, 2013

First off I’d like to thank J. Matt Barber from CNS News for compiling such an excellent essay, inspiring today’s blog post.

Here’s the bottom line.

We the people of Massachusetts, being far more enlightened than those of Texas, would like to uncover just how out of touch their redneck founding fathers were, compared to ours up north.

Check out this boorish excerpt from the Constitution of Texas.

We, therefore, the people of Texas, acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the goodness of the great Legislator of the universe, in affording us, in the course of His providence … and devoutly imploring His direction in so interesting a design, do agree upon, ordain and establish the following … Constitution of the Commonwealth of Texas.

Part 1, Article 2:

It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience;

Chapter 5, Section 1, Article 1:

Whereas our wise and pious ancestors, so early as the year one thousand six hundred and thirty-six, laid the foundation of Texas A&M, in which university many persons of great eminence have, by the blessing of God, been initiated in those arts and sciences, which qualified them for public employments, both in church and state: and whereas the encouragement of arts and sciences, and all good literature, tends to the honor of God, the advantage of the Christian religion, and the great benefit of this and the other United States of America …

Can you believe the nerve of these jokers?

I mean, who would buy this crap, other than a bunch of science denying blowhards…right?

Hmmph!

Are you sitting down?

Do you want to hear the joke now?

Good…because it’s on you.

The words above, in bold, “Texas” and “Texas A&M” are not the originals, and have been inaccurately inserted by this writer.

Here’s the legend, so you can know what it’s supposed to say.

Texas = Massachusetts

Texas A&M = Harvard

And you thought I was dissing Texas.

By J. Matt Barber http://cnsnews.com/commentary/j-matt-barber/all-50-state-constitutions-explicitly-thank-god-his-benevolence

Pope’s Remarks Allow Gay Men One Man

July 30, 2013

For those hoping the Pope has shifted the Catholic position on Homosexuality, you may be a bit disappointed.

He actually doubled down on Truth.

Here’s the bottom line.

Christ came to die for sinners.

Sex outside Holy Matrimony is sin.

The Pope is asking us not to condemn those with same-sex attraction, but to encourage them to embrace forgiveness through Christ on Calvary and His shed blood.

In order for these men, (and women) to find salvation, like the woman caught in adultery, where Jesus asks those without sin to cast the first stone, He concludes by saying to her “your sins are forgiven, but go and sin no more.”

The message is clear…choose Christ as your lover…and if you see no point in entering a real marriage, then embrace chastity.

Not exactly what Liberals want, and the New York Times can’t be counted on to report the whole message.

Here’s an excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which the Pope referred to in his interview.

Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

That sounds perfect to me.

Teach Your Congressman a Lesson

July 29, 2013

I don’t know if there’s ever been a time in our short history when calling  your Congressman could really impact the price at the pump…until now.

As Dinesh D’Souza predicted in his movie “2016 Obama’s America,” our President has declared he won’t support the Keystone XL Pipeline, repeating the false narrative that it will harm America’s environment, greater than it helps our economy.

Obama also told this whopper; “building it would not create any jobs.

Mr. President, I suggest you catch an episode or two of Bob the Builder.

He gets away with murder doesn’t he?

The President is very aware this cascade of crude oil from Canada will make America less dependent on the Middle East.

He hates that.

Why?

Because his vision, in line with the anti-American dreams of his father, is to knock down evil Colonialists whenever possible.

A President who thought America should remain exceptional would support this great opportunity.

And another thing, if he really cared about the environment he’d shun Air Force 1–what a hypocrite.

The fact is, Barry knows we’re exceptional…he just can’t stand it.

We must call our Senators and Representatives, especially Democrats, and declare no support if they don’t back the Keystone XL Pipeline.

I like to think my readers don’t need a lesson in simple economics.

This explanation is for a few residents of Hooterville, Massachusetts…where they still spit inside.

The more there is of any product, the lower the price, we call that supply.

The less there is of something, the higher the price, we call that demand.

With me?

Make the calls; we can’t afford $4.00 a gallon gasoline.

Now, who needs a lesson in politics?

Beauty Queen’s Recipe for Scandals

July 28, 2013

If you haven’t figured it out by now, there’s an attractive woman in the news who liberals can’t silence or discredit.

Her name is Judge Jeanine Pirro.

You see, she’s much smarter than your average A.P. reporter.

If you attack, don’t think escaping her wrath is an option.

Her real mission is to defend America.

Thank God.

What I like best, besides the obvious, is she knows how to make Tabuley and Hummus.

Just check out that gorgeous olive skin.

Bottom line–share her videos.

Her message is as savory as the spatula spoon from the Baba Ganoush mixing bowl.

Tebow and My Mother

July 27, 2013

One thing we all do, when there’s sadness, such as a death in a family we know, is try and bring moral support.

In our little Lebanese community in the Berkshires, my mother had a reputation for taking over the kitchen of a house where there was a loss.

She never asked permission, her presence was simply “understood.”

Food trays of all kinds would arrive and she’d spend up to a week at a friend’s/relative’s home, helping organize entrees and serving meals to mourners.

Never once do I recall her coming home from a long day bragging or complaining.

To say she was admired by our clan would be an understatement.

Those old world virtues have almost disappeared from today’s society.

Fast forward to another virtuous Christian–far more renowned.

Tim Tebow.

The excitement surrounding this young man has much less to do with his faith than it does his morality.

You see, there are thousands of Christian athletes, but very few who talk about their virginity with a purpose.

That’s right, I said the “v” word.

Many who see no value in Holiness are actually put to shame when they encounter it.

I’ll never forget the look on Bill Clinton’s face when he first met Pope John Paul II, as he arrived in the U.S. for the first World Youth Day.

Someone was shaking in their extramarital boots.

Thank you Mom, for being an example to our tiny community.

Thank you Tebow, for being an example to the youth of the world.

Virtue is never wrong–sex outside marriage is never right.

Though some may mourn your fearless message of Truth, far more admire you.

Another Way Politicians Should Spend a Week

July 26, 2013

Those who’ve fallen in love with our local politicians for living like Food Stamp recipients, on $4.00 day, have garnered a great deal of admiration from the media.

Why not…they’re pandering to a liberal hook, that receiving free food is a generational guarantee, not a temporary helping hand.

Here’s a challenge for the Reps and Senator.

Why not spend one week in the office of a small business owner?

Let them see what it’s like to meet payroll–pay health insurance premiums –dish out workman’s comp fees–protect their businesses from theft–deal with receivables/payables–while still marketing their goods and services…all that tricky stuff of which folks on Food Stamps, and even many working class, have no idea.

Remember, they want to educate the public.

Let’s hope they SNAP up this idea too.

Zimmerman Haters Deserve a Do-Over

July 25, 2013

For those who believe the Zimmerman trial was a sham, because Trayvon’s color made all the difference in the verdict, I say, your day of vengeance is nigh at hand.

Through my crystal ball, I see a similar incident, yet with the races reversed, coming true in America.

And yes, this time it will be a Black Man who’ll have the gun and a White overly aggressive teen will die.

Don’t doubt me Zimmerman haters, this can come true.

I promise.

You see, my crystal ball works in reverse.

It doesn’t see the future, it sees the past.

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-found-not-guility-shooting-of-unarmed-teenager-greece-ny

Larry Bird vs Barack Obama

July 24, 2013

Anyone who thinks this is a basketball comparison has never seen the President shoot the rock.

He’s the kid you choose last in a pickup game.

Back in the late 70’s, Boston Celtics fans went crazy over a young Hoosier named Larry.

He was an amazing player and an even better team leader.

Yet for some, like Spike Lee, Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman…he was overrated because he was white.

Really?

Tell me, is Barack Obama overrated because of his ethnic origin?

Imagine what would’ve happened if Mitt Romney set up a campaign outreach to White Churches, as did Obama to the Black congregations?

The double standard is hard to digest.

It’s even more upsetting when liberals parade around at rallies with signs that say “Racist and Proud” and the media falsely attach these idiots to Conservatives, so they can rewrite history.

This woman is a liberal activist who was at an Anti-George Zimmerman rally.

Yet she was dubbed the Great White Hope by a leftist writer, Tara Dowdel of the NY Daily News.

Americans deserve better from the media.

Race relations is not a game of round ball where very bad players make varsity, just because their father is coach.

My dream is for it to be kept fair in the media.

And that would be like the second coming of Larry Bird in Boston.

Racist

A Lost Tooth in Mexico

July 23, 2013

On a recent trip to Texas, at a Mexican restaurant, I was reminiscing about my first south of the border meal.

My parents had taken me to Tijuana, as a side trip to visiting family in San Diego.

Since I was only 5, the hamburger on the menu was the only option.

When it arrived without a bun, but on toasted white bread, I cried.

My parents did their best to assure me it would taste just fine.

Remember, my idea was the 15 cent variety from Kelly’s Hamburgers on South Street.

Reluctantly, little Jimmy bit into that burger.

Guess what?

That’s right…my first loose tooth stayed stuck in that toast.

I’d been wiggling at it for days.

Ironically, I was happy…it meant my first visit from the Tooth Fairy.

In so many ways, we fight God’s will for our lives.

Thinking our ways are better than His.

What always happens, for those who dwell in faith, is a God ordained solution.

It might not be clear at first, and we may even try to blame others for our sorrow.

Yet, when the dust finally clears, The Father’s plan never sets us back, it merely prepares us for the next big thing.

Are you still mad at God over something?

Let it go.

He’s preparing a meal for you better than a Mexican buffet.

It may even knock your teeth out, as long as you have the courage to take a bite.

Moses First to “Stand Your Ground”

July 22, 2013

I was musing with my son recently how common it is for Christians to name their sons after Old Testament prophets.

For example, we all know little boys named Noah, or Jonah, or Micah.

What’s ironic, the king of OT prophets, “Moses,” still hasn’t caught on.

It’s sad, because so many other things he’s done, like being the first to “stand your ground,” has caught on in 30 U.S. States.

Here’s proof–from Exodus 14:

Pharaoh was already near when the children of Israel looked up
and saw that the Egyptians were on the march in pursuit of them.
In great fright they cried out to the LORD.
And they complained to Moses,
“Were there no burial places in Egypt
that you had to bring us out here to die in the desert?
Why did you do this to us?
Why did you bring us out of Egypt?
Did we not tell you this in Egypt, when we said,
‘Leave us alone. Let us serve the Egyptians’?
Far better for us to be the slaves of the Egyptians
than to die in the desert.”
But Moses answered the people,
“Fear not! Stand your ground,
and you will see the victory the LORD will win for you today.
These Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again.
The LORD himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still.”

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me?
Tell the children of Israel to go forward.
And you, lift up your staff and, with hand outstretched over the sea,
split the sea in two,
that the children of Israel may pass through it on dry land.
But I will make the Egyptians so obstinate
that they will go in after them.
Then I will receive glory through Pharaoh and all his army,
his chariots and charioteers.
The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD,
when I receive glory through Pharaoh
and his chariots and charioteers.

So, before you try and blame the “Stand Your Ground” laws on boys named George, or Jeb, get your facts straight.

Retreating is never an option when your enemy is younger and stronger.

If a higher power is there, letting Him, or it, do the fighting, is just common sense.