Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Fable Catching Pigs

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some
exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab,

the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept

rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked

the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet

lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his

native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and

install a new communist regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a

strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The young man said that it was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding

a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs

find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn.

"When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side
of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the

fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of

the fence.

"They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you

have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.

"The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the

gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and

catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom.

They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon

they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they

have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept

their captivity."

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees

happening in America . The government keeps pushing us toward

Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of

programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income,

tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to

plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually

lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free

lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you

cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government "help" is a problem

confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to send

this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your

way of life, then you will probably delete this email. But, God help us all

when the gate slams shut!

Quote for today:

"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living

are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living." --Anonymous


Friday, May 25, 2012

God's Amazing Accounting System

Some time ago I spoke with an older Shawnee lady who explained to me the calendar one could find on the back of a turtle. She pointed out to me the square scales on the back of the turtle which showed the number of days in a week, months in a year, and the number of days between moons. I never looked at a turtle the same way again. I was always counting to see if they were always the same. They were. No matter the size of the turtle. Then I came upon the following, Author Unknown.

This is fascinating, I've never given most of this a thought!!!!

God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs.

For example:
-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
-those of the canary in 14 days;
-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;
-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
-those of the mallard in 35 days;
-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.

(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)

God's wisdom is seen in the making of animals as well
An elephant... The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction.. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs... For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.
The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.
A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.
How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains.

-Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.
-Each orange has an even number of segments.
-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
-The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.
All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold - all even numbers.
God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day, so that Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. Only the One Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end.

May God Bless You In Ways You Never Even Dreamed Today!

Excerpts from Secret Service "Impressions & Observations

I tried to find these excerpts elsewhere so I could email them and tweet them on Twitter but couldn't locate anything, so I'm posting them here. I had nothing to do with writing them, just sharing them with all who would be interested in the comparisons of Presidents and First Ladies as observed by their Secret Service details.

If you want to know what a rich man is like, ask his servants….. If you want to know what a President is like, check with the Secret Service (after their retirement) Very Interesting stuff!!! From the Secret Service/Very interesting snippets from Ronald Kessler's book about our presidents Here are snippets from a book of "Impressions & Observations" of Secret Service personnel assigned to guard U.S. Presidents/First Ladies, and Vice Presidents.

JOHN & JACQUELINE KENNEDY *A philanderer of the highest order. * *She ordered the kitchen help to save all the left-over wine during State dinner, mixed with fresh wine and served again during the next White House occasion.*

*LYNDON & LADYBIRD JOHNSON *Another philanderer of the highest order. In addition, LBJ was as crude as the day is long. Both JFK and LBJ kept a lot of women in the White House for extramarital affairs, and both had set up "early warning systems" to alert them if/when their wives were nearby. Both Kennedy & Johnson were promiscuous and oversexed men. * *She was either naive or just pretended to "not know" about her husband's many liaisons. *

*RICHARD & PAT NIXON *A "moral" man but very odd, weird, paranoid, etc. He had horrible relationship with his family, and in a way, was almost a recluse.* *She was quiet most of the time.*

*SPIRO AGNEW * Nice, decent man, everyone in the Secret Service was surprised about his downfall. *

*GERALD & BETTY FORD *A true gentlemen who treated the Secret Service with respect and dignity. He had a great sense of humor. **She drank a lot!*

*JIMMY & ROSALYN CARTER *A complete phony who would portray one picture of himself to public and very different in private, e..g., would be shown carrying his own luggage, but the suit cases were always empty; he kept empty ones just for photo op's. Wanted the people to see him as pious and a non-drinker, but he and his family drank alcohol a lot. He had disdain for the Secret Service, and was very irresponsible with the "football" nuclear codes. He didn't think it was a big deal and would keep military aides at a great distance. Often did not acknowledge the presence of Secret Service personnel assigned to serve him.* *She mostly did her own thing.*

*RONALD & NANCY REAGAN *The real deal --- moral, honest, respectful, and dignified. They treated Secret Service and everyone else with respect and honor. Thanked everyone all the time. He took the time to know everyone on a personal level. * One "favorite" story which has circulated among the Secret Service personnel was an incident early in his Presidency, when he came out of his room with a pistol tucked on his hip. The agent in charge asked: "Why the pistol, Mr. President" He replied, "In case you boys can't get the job done, I can help." It was common for him to carry a pistol. When he met with Gorbachev, he had a pistol in his briefcase. Upon learning that Gary Hart was caught with Donna Rice, Reagan said, "Boys will be boys, but boys will not be Presidents." [He obviously either did not know or forgot JFK's and LBJ's sexcapades!]**She was very nice but very protective of the President; and the Secret Service was often caught in the middle. She tried hard to control what the President ate, and he would say to the agent "Come on, you gotta help me out." The Reagans drank wine during State dinners and special occasions only; otherwise, they shunned alcohol; the Secret Service could count on one hand the times they were served wine during their "family dinner". For all the fake bluster of the Carters, the Reagans were the ones who lived life as genuinely moral people.*

*GEORGE H. & BARBARA BUSH *Extremely kind and considerate Always respectful. Took great care in making sure the agents' comforts were taken care of. They even brought them meals, etc. One time Barbara Bush brought warm clothes to agents standing outside at Kennebunkport; one agent was given a warm hat, and when he tried to nicely say "no thanks" even though he was obviously freezing, President Bush said "Son, don't argue with the First Lady, put the hat on." He was the most prompt of the Presidents. He ran the White House like a well-oiled machine.**She ruled the house and spoke her mind.*

*BILL & HILLARY CLINTON *Presidency was one giant party. Not trustworthy --- he was nice because he wanted everyone to like him, but to him life is just one big game and party. Everyone knows of his sexuality.* *She is another phony. Her personality would change the instant cameras were near. She hated with open disdain the military and Secret Service. She was another one who felt people are there to serve her. She was always trying to keep tabs on Bill Clinton.*

*ALBERT GORE * An egotistical ass, who was once overheard by his Secret Service detail lecturing his only son that he needed to do better in school or he "would end up like these guys" --- pointing to the agents.*

*GEORGE W. & LAURA BUSH *The Secret Service loved him and Laura Bush. He was also the most physically "in shape" who had a very strict workout regimen. The Bushes made sure their entire administrative and household staff understood to respect and be considerate of the Secret Service. *She was one of the nicest First Ladies, if not the nicest; she never had any harsh word to say about anyone.*

*KARL ROVE was the one who was the most caring of the Secret Service in the administration.*

*BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA *" Clinton all over again" - hates the military and looks down on the Secret Service. He is egotistical and cunning; looks you in the eye and appears to agree with you, but turns around and does the opposite---untrustworthy. He has temper tantrums.* *She is a complete bitch, who hates anybody who is not black; hates the military; and looks at the Secret Service as servants.*

My observation and a question. Is this huge discrepancy between Republicans and Democrats really this huge or is it just confirming what we already know from observations of ordinary Republicans and Democrats.  Republicans are kind and caring and Democrats are hateful and mean. 

At this point I'm wondering why anybody would vote for such mean people.  A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders

Monday, May 7, 2012

‘You Must Be Like Sharks That Smell Blood In the Water & You Must Attack’

We are responsible for where we find ourselves. We kept seeing what was happening, but we relied on "someone" to do something about it. We thought "they" won't let that happen. We are "they" and we did let it happen. It is up to us now to be Vigilant.

I found this on line written by Allen West:Like Allen West says, we must be like sharks that smell blood in the water and tell others about every violation you see of our Constitutional Rights, every time you see someone who should know better breaking the law, whether it's the President of the United States or a local official.

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is known for his fiery — and fearless — commentary. In a speech he delivered to the Broward Republican Executive Committee in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the congressman delved into many of the challenges facing the nation. He encouraged the audience to "fight back against…liberal progressivism" and he accused those on the left of attempting to create fear and separation among Americans.

West commenced the speech by speaking about some of the protesters who had assembled outside of his address at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Fort, referring to them as "chuckleheads."

"A chucklehead is a person who is so inept and incompetent that all you can do is look at them and laugh," West said.

But he didn’t spend long describing his detractors, as he moved on to the economy and some of the progressive values he believes are dangerous to the nation’s survival.

"This is a moral discussion we’ve having in this country, because we‘re talking about what we’re going to leave for our children and grandchildren," West said, going on to share his feelings about American liberals. "I feel sorry for them because for whatever reason they don’t know the essence of the greatness of the United States of America."

In discussing these issues, the congressman encouraged the audience to take part in the ideological battlefield that will inevitably determine who controls the nation’s political landscape.

"You must be like sharks that smell blood in the water and you must attack," he told the audience. "Ladies and gentlemen, you don’t win on defense. You win on offense."

Here’s how The Right Scoop summarizes the address:

This is the most incredible speech, ever. Allen West comes out swinging hard against the left and doesn’t stop until his speech is over. He hits the left over their collectivist ideology. He hits them over their collectivist policies. And he encourages Republicans to "find the enemy and fight them wherever they are" just like American paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd airborne did the night before D-day.

We must be vigilant and not allow it to happen again. Our very way of life is being threatened. We cannot allow Obama to be elected again. He has a plan for the destruction of our way of life. For turning us into a Communist country.

Much has already been destroyed. Big Industry and small industries are almost done for in the USA. This isn't just Obama, it's stuff that's been going on for years. We must return to American made products. Do without or make do with what we've got. Repair and recondition American made products. We are still prosperous. Look around you. We have many things Americans didn't have just 90 years ago coming out of the Great Depression. We are rich. Count your Blessings, pick up and keep on keeping on.

But don't fall into the Socialist/Communist trap that Big Government can take care of us. We are going to have to take care of ourselves. And we can. We must cut government spending by reducing over-regulation by agencies like Homeland Security, Dept. of Education, Obamacare, and the EPA. We don't need someone else telling us that cows poop & make gas! Don't you imagine the Good Lord took care of all of those things?! Do you know the EPA has demanded that farmers fence off access to natural waterways so the animals can't get to them, because they might poop in the creek?!! Ridiculous! Over-regulation is being done by people who have nothing better to do with their time than think up ways to control something! The EPA even wanted to regulate the DUST made by farmers when they plow!

We're going to have to start over with a lot of things. We are going to have to invent jobs. We are going to have to encourage new industry in America. America is God's experiment in Freedom. We will survive and prosper.