Aug 25, 2011

Pot Calling The Kettle "Black"

Common Sense Commentary: I must admit I'm not an admirer of either Bush Presidency for the simple reason that they were not good stewards of the taxpayers' hard earned money.  In the case of Bush younger, we must remember that the Muslim attack on 9/11 happened early on his watch and the American people expected him to do what he did. The polls proved it.   But besides that, unlike Reagan, he didn't take a firm enough stand against Liberal spending, by both sides of the aisle.  I would take almost anyone, except Obama, including  West or Hill (both black Conservatives), in preference to a Nixon, Carter, or good ole friendly Bill Clinton. 

My point today is ... the double standard and hypocrisy of Politicians condemning others of serious violations and malfeasance which they themselves then turn around and do twice as much of the same infraction.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Mr. Obama was extremely critical of  practically all of President Bush's policies which he turned around and repeated, except ... even worse.  He promised to end war but increased war.  He promised an open, transparent government but has cloaked it in secrecy.  He promised to balance the budget but has spent, in three years,  more than Bush did in eight years.  Here is an example:

In a Campaign speech, Candidate Obama said....
"The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up the national debt from 5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic."
            Video of Candidate Obama's accusation:         

So, a "responsible, patriotic" Obama (President number 44), in his first year, wouldn't even wear a stars and stripes lapel pin or put his hand over his heart as our flag passed by and even more contradictory, has already outspent his predecessor's eight years in his first three years.

CBS News reported recently:
"The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch. The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion.
It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president."
"The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart...." Psm.55:21.

Pass it on. RB

Aug 23, 2011

When Ordinary People Act Like Savages

Common Sense Commentary:

Historically, American Indians, have looked upon animals and even insects as "little brothers" or at least apologized to, if hurt by people.  I've always appreciated the Indians' harmony with nature if not with strangers and other tribes in general.  It may seem odd to a gullible, Liberal mind but they had good reason for their caution and suspicion of other than their own tribe.  War between the tribes was almost exclusively to gain more or better hunting grounds or protecting those they already had.  For this reason, bravery, hunting success and ability to steal horses were the most honored characteristics.

Life itself was extremely difficult just to survive long enough to find the next meal, good water or to live through a wound, snake bite or river crossing.  An Indian's life was, indeed, a survival of the fittest.  Their entire day was usually spent hunting meat, roots, berries, water or making leather clothes, moccasins, shelter or weapons.  Also preparing for the next winter's food and warmth.  This brings us to the reason Indians, animals and insects lived the way they did.  It was the only way they could survive.  If they could see starvation coming their way, robbing, injuring or even killing were simply essential to their own survival.   Unlike "civilized" people, Indians didn't war and kill over politics or religion but almost always for their own survival.  The same is true of animals and insects.  They sting and bite in self defense or to survive.  We are the ant's calamity, the mosquito's collision.  They sting and puncture to survive not because they hate us.

My application is this:  When we see people in "poor" countries or those dominated and terrorized by abusive governments, suddenly turn on their cruel masters and persecutors, like wild animals, it is for survival more than hate: But "restrained" anger caused by such abuse and deprivation can morph into hatred too.   As a rule, ordinary people will endure such treatment for months or years out of fear.  But, when they, like an abused animal, reach a point of life or death survival, they will become savage.  Cruel leaders usually aren't expecting their humble, obedient, law abiding subjects to revolt and change into "Freedom Fighters" overnight ... but it has happened many times in history.  The most savage of all are those who have worked hard all their lives, been thrifty and saved for their family's future needs   and then to have it all taken away and given to someone else.  That degree of Injustice ignites explosive reactions from most men of justice more than from the unjust.  But the unjust are the next most explosive when their gratuitous, undeserved largess suddenly stops.  Pampering, naive parents are murdered, from time to time,  by their own lazy, grown children for ceasing to pay up as usual.

Like the American Indians, there are nations of people today who live on the edge of survival every day.  When they are forced over that line, they usually revolt.  When the average person has lost everything, there is nothing left to lose.

God help His people to be prepared  and faithful stewards of our blessings and responsibilities when  all welfare ceases, there are no jobs even for willing workers,  someone is breaking down your door in the night and 911 is overburdened.  You may look back on these words and wonder, "How did he know"?

Pass it on. RB ... Read my son Ron's answer to the "blue" question.  It is under "comments" just below.

Aug 20, 2011

Farewell Welfare, Farewell...My Master My Enemy

Common Sense Commentary: The Master whose slave must worship and obey him or be beaten ... will be obeyed ... but hated.  Taskmaster's Philosophy: "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

Most people in this world instinctively prepare for the uncertain future by producing more than they consume and saving the extra.  But in the U.S., a much smaller percentage of our citizens actually produce more than they consume and have no savings at all for unforeseen future emergencies and needs.  In fact, the average savings rate in the U.S. is zero according to the U.S. Commerce Dept.  You can google confirmation of this fact but I will reprint a bit of what The Christian Science Monitor said about it.  "U.S. SAVINGS RATE FALLS TO ZERO.  Americans have stopped saving for a rainy day.  Instead, they are living from paycheck to paycheck, depending on credit cards to get them through emergencies ... The national savings rate has been declining for years.  Tuesday, the Commerce Department reported that the personal savings rate fell to zero in June ... the lowest since the Great Depression, when the rate turned negative."

If our average savings is zero and we know many Americans do have savings ... that means probably half of Americans consume a lot more than they produce, save nothing and are deeply in debt.  Now, what do you suppose caused Americans, who once were frugal and great savers as well, to become voracious consumers and greedy spenders and are apparently counting on some "unknown" factor to bail them out of debt, pay their bills, feed and house them and pay for their medical and old age needs?  Maybe they have a rich uncle who they expect to die and leave them retirement money.  The sad truth is, THAT  very uncle is dying ... but he has already spent his fortune and all he could beg, borrow and steal to pacify his spoiled, lazy negligent nephews and nieces.  You will see his obituary in the news soon  ....... "HUGELY  SUCCESSFUL TRILLIONAIRE WHO HAD IT ALL" ... except responsible relatives whom he supported all their lives, and then he died BROKE AND IN DEBT.   He was their UNCLE SAM.

Whatever good intentions they had, the left wing Liberals who devised the welfare system in America, Briton, France and several other countries, did the poor no favors but an enormous harm.  Not only has it been an equal partner in bankrupting our country but has destroyed the initiative and motivation to work of millions of its recipients.    "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.  How long wilt thou sleep O sluggard...." Prov.6:6-9.  All sin has within it the seed of its own destruction.  Welfare is dying of self inflicted wounds!  Within three years, probably sooner, it will be in a pauper's grave with this epitaph, "Folly Forever Faileth".  So what will its recipients do to survive ... get a job?  There won't be any!  Then what will they do when the only jobs are held by those who have faithfully worked there for years.  You don't know?  Take a guess.  No welfare, no job, no food.  Think!

Pass it on. RB

Aug 18, 2011

Deadly Remedies of the Blind in Mind

Common Sense Commentary:  If your doctor prescribes a medicine to aid your recovery, ... read the 72,000 words of instructions ... but skip the long list of "side effects"  under "WARNING". If you read the multitude of illnesses that may result from "taking your medicine", you may change your mind and just go ahead and die of what you already have.   My brother-in-law, Ed Kirk, came home from the pharmacy and found my wife, Bunnie, and I visiting.  Ed sat down and began reading the possible side effects of his prescription.  In a moment, he jumped up, reading loudly the list of reactions to this remedial medication.... as follows:  "Heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, insomnia,  constipation, loss of hair, blurred vision, ringing in ears, skin rash, internal bleeding, and impotency.... but rarely death."   Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.

For instance:

(1) The Mirage Illusion during human crisis' ... A novice prospector in the hot, dry hills overlooking Death Valley in early California, neglected to check his back trail when he left camp the morning of his first day there.  After wandering all day, he was lost, out of water and desperate.  He stood on what is now known as Dante's View ... looking down on the lowest spot in the U.S. called Death Valley ...(282 ft. below sea level).  In the distance, his eyes told him, was a beautiful shimmering lake of water.  With Funeral Hills at his back and bone dry, Furnace Creek in the Valley before him, he headed down the hill toward what he was certain was cool, clear water.  The lake was there, I've seen it, but it is an "illusion", a "mirage", the sky reflecting on heat waves in the desert.  They found his skeleton years later.  Illusion is in the eye; but Delusion is in the brain.   Illusion in the eyes can sometimes cause Delusion in the brain ... "Blind in Mind".  "But, their minds were blinded ...." 2Cor.3:14.

(2) Bad Water "DELUSION" to quench desperate thirst.  How many thousands of sailors, lost at sea, in tiny boats, died drinking salty sea water in their delusion to quench their awful thirst and preserve their lives?  Salt water is a "Deadly Remedy" to quench thirst.  There's a place in the Chihuahuan Desert of far West Texas;  a rare place to cross the Pecos River, during frontier days, called Horse Head Crossing. In those early days of Texas, during Comanche Moon, Comanche Indian raiding parties, on horseback, crossed here going south into Mexico and then back north to their home camps in places like Palo Duro Canyon.  The Butterfield Overland Stage also crossed the Pecos at Horse Head.  The great cattle drivers, Charles Goodnight, John Chisum, and Oliver Loving all crossed at Horse Head going west as they also crossed the Red River going north with herds of thousands.  Wagon Trains crossed at Horse Head on their way to California.  Horse Head was a very dangerous Crossing but the only one for a hundred miles.  It got its name from the multitude of horse skulls and skeletons littering the banks on both sides of the River.  They died there after long, hard distances of waterless desert.  Death was usually a result of too great an intake of the briny, salty water or getting trapped in quicksand.  Many pioneers and Indians died there as well.  This longed for "River of water" salvation ... often became a "Deadly Remedy" for them or their animals.  It was not an illusion which drove them to drink too much from the Pecos but their  "delusion".

(3) The "Bleeding The Patient" Healing Procedure of  Medical History. 
For centuries, before modern times, "bleeding" the sick and wounded was common practice worldwide.  When the patient died of it, "He died of his illness"; but when the patient lived, "He was healed by the bleeding procedure"... they thought.  President George Washington is a case in point of this "Deadly Remedy".  He came down with a case of Laryngitis and his "physicians" bled him of well over two quarts of his six or seven average quarts of blood.  That's a third of his blood drained to heal him of his laryngitis.   He died the following day of "Acute Laryngitis" .... they said.  It was hard to prove cause of death in those days so they were absolutely certain the bleeding remedy was "good medicine".   It was, in fact, a Deadly Remedy.

(4)  And then there is the "Casino Remedy" for paying out of control, Terminal Debt.
If the multimillion dollar, space age, Casinos didn't win your money, before you leave, 99.9 % of the time, how did they pay for all those "illusions of winning" Mirages, Pyramids and New York City replications in Vegas and by the hundreds all over the nation?  Why do they call slot machines "One Armed Bandits"?  So here is a ten (each) credit card young couple 66 miles deep in a dark pit of debt despair.  They have lived like millionaires on a "living wage" salary and are maxed out, bled dry, borderline suicidal, looking for a $561,241.89 check in the mail from an unknown benefactor, deceased uncle, or by mistake.  When it hasn't yet arrived after 522 trips to the mail box, the little wife has a "sure cure" inspiration.  "Johnny, you have never failed to win in Las Vegas on your "business" trips there.  That may be our only hope to come up with that $561,241.89 we owe.  Like you have told me many times, you are a born winner."  Sooo ole Johnny takes his frequent flyer tickets and the grocery and house payment money, due six months ago,  to Las  Vegas ... from whence he has, in fact, NEVER left  as a winner.  "This time its different".  "God knows I need money and he won't let me down".  "Lady Luck is on my side today".  "The stars are aligned just right".  "I feel it in by bones".  "I cannot lose!"  "Somebody up there loves me".  "I'm bringing home the bacon this time."  Johnny lasted till midnight, slept in the Casino flower bed and flew home the next morning on his round trip Frequent  Flyer.   I know, this may sound stupid but ... actually it really is.  It may also sound like exactly what our government has done with our national economy ... but, not so.  What they have done to our American Family is much, much more stupid and far, far, far worse.  Whatever is 666 miles below "Bankruptsy" is where they have taken us.  Their "Debt Remedy" formula of one big dose of TARP plus two huge quantities of Qualtitative Easing plus enormous amounts of Stimulous Billions spent is, as Desert Mirages, Lost at Sea Delusions, Horse Head Crossings, Winnings in Vegas, and Remedial Bleeding  ..."deadly remedies".  "And if the blind lead the blind both shall fall..." said Jesus.

Pass it on. RB   

Aug 15, 2011

Action Requires More Than Energy... Divine Guidance Is Essential

Common Sense Commentary: The book of ACTS records the "ACTIONS" of the Apostles.  It contains holy motivation for all Christians to also take ACTION.  "Obedient Action" is essential to Christian Service. God's Word contains the word "ARISE" nearly 300 times and the word "GO" nearly 3000 times. "And...the Lord spake unto Philip, saying ARISE and GO toward the south ... the way ... down from Jerusalem unto Gaza which is desert."  Philip obeyed, walked miles into the empty desert where he led an Ethiopian nobleman, of the queen's house, to Christ and baptized him in an oasis there. Does God know where we should go and what action we should take?  He is the only one who does including us. "...The Spirit of truth ... WILL GUIDE YOU into all truth."  Jesus said it in Jn.16:13.

After God paid the sin debt of all who would accept His reprieve and pardon, He told His disciples to "GO into all the world" and tell the people why Christ died on that cross.  As they say in West Texas, the disciples "hit the ground running ... and put feet to their prayers" = HOLY ACTION!

"Action", not always "Holy",  has had appeal to me since childhood.  As I grew up in Nolan County, Texas around Sweetwater, my home town, I was constantly on the move walking, running, on my bike or roaming the hills for miles around on Old Blue, a burrow.  In those days, unlike today, there was no real danger for a footloose, wandering boy .... except scorpions, tarantulas, rattlesnakes, cactus, mesquite thorns, the horns of a Brahma Bull or drowning in a cattle tank.  So, my mother, knowing it was safe, let me go, all day long, wherever my curiosity took me.  My only addiction in life was movement ... action ... which habit, old age kicked some years ago.  Oh, I forgot Home Made Ice Cream ... which, I know, is  an awful, fattening  addiction.  I have overdosed many times and survived.   Please, somebody help me ... slip me a fix.

Action can be good or bad but I'm talking about the good kind. Good action has three levels (1) Premature (too early), (2) Timely (at just the right moment), and (3) Vacillating (too late, negligence, procrastination, tardy). 

(1) Premature Action has always been a problem with me.  In West Texas they call it "Jumpin the gun". In a foot race, I'd be halfway down the track when the coach was still saying, "...get set ...".  My problem was, not listening close enough to the AUTHORITY'S WORD.  I still had that problem in North Korea where it almost got me killed.  Even in God's Ministry, I "jumped the gun" many times but His grace, mercy and forgiveness got me through ... in one old piece.  From the moment you see a need or problem where your action is required, God's timing is essential.  If He shows you a problem early, He will also show you what preliminaries or preparations you need to make before "final timely" action.  Don't jump the gun and don't procrastinate.  Listen closely to the "still small voice" (1K.19:12) of God's Holy Spirit in circumstances and in your heart for His Timely ... "On your mark, get set, GO".

(2) Timely Action is simply God's timing and we can't know that unless we are close to Him, listening.  Sometimes immediate action is required in emergencies, danger, or crisis.  Sometimes God alerts us ahead of time so we can immediately take preparatory action for the "timely" moment or hour of the MAIN ACTION.  King David summed it up in his prayer, "My times are in thy hand". Psm.31:15.  Let us be timely and punctual with God and with people.
(3)  Vacillating Action is "action"... too late;  vacillation, in spite of  God's warning or alert to a need in His "still small voice" to your soul.  It is procrastination, negligence, or disinterest in God's guiding hand caused by fear, selfishness or laziness.  If God shows a need for action regarding a problem, He may simply want us to pray about it, especially if it is none of our business or someone else's responsibility.  There may be something He wants  us to do behind the scenes or notify the proper person.  All of those things may be your proper action.   Kindness and forgiveness are quiet actions. But be careful not to pass on to someone else things God wants you to DO.  Don't let detailed planning or perfectionism trap you in "Paralysis Analysis". If you don't know what to do, ask God.  He has all the answers.

"And he (Saul/Paul) ... said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to DO?  And the Lord said unto him, ARISE, and GO into (Damascus), and it shall be told thee what thou must do."  Acts 9:6.

"And the Lord said unto (Ananias in Damascus), ARISE and GO into (Straight Street) and enquire in the house of Judas for one called (Saul/Paul) of Tarsus; for, behold, he prayeth." Acts 9:11. 

You see, God knows who needs to Arise and Go to be saved and taught and who needs to "Arise and Go" to show that person how to be saved and taught what they need to do... as He did in this case.

Pass it on. RB

Aug 14, 2011

The good old days... of the Great Depression

Common Sense Commentary: I don't fear an economic Depression.  I've been there and done that. I don't worry about losing everything; I was born just a couple of months after the 1929 crash of the stock market and beginning of that Great Depression  parallelled by the Dust Bowl in West Texas.  I already know how to be poor.  The thing that bothers me is our loss of freedom and the life long debt our children and grandchildren will have to pay off for our spendthrift government.  The thing I miss most today is not prosperity or easy living but the kind of men and women I was raised around.

These old eyes look back in my memory to a time when honor, honesty and home were cherished and respected in America .... at least in Texas.  It was a time when most men worked from dawn to dusk, six days a week, to pay their bills and keep a bare necessity of beans and cornbread on the table for their wives and children.  Most families seldom had deserts but I remember my precious Dad sliding his piece of cake across the table and saying, "I don't like cake; you kids share it". 

My mother was beautiful, loving, always modest and figuring out ways to stretch a penny and to keep us kids healthy and happy.  She succeeded.  All of our many aunts, that I knew, were modest in their dress, humble, helpful and selfless.  My mother's grandmother Jones set the example and led the way for all her children and grandchildren.

When a family income just barely kept it fed and together, if parents didn't balance their budget, they simply went hungry or went to what was called "The Poor House", a state institution .  That was the most feared consequence people knew in the 1930's.  People back then were too proud and self reliant to accept something for nothing.  Men and women were all wiry and tough from hard work and limited food. Look at an old photo of the beginning of  World War II's new crop of soldiers off the farm.  They were all skinny  and suntanned.

I really miss those days when the poorest of the people, in Texas, wanted work not hand-outs, when men never cursed around women or children and women didn't curse at all.  Now, it's on TV and in public every third word.  Ninety percent of people in my boyhood believed the Bible was God's Word.  

I don't know whether men or women have been damaged the most by today's corrupt and corrupting world, but I suspect it's the women.  All of my aunts, during the Depression, seemed wholesome, loving, with an almost pure aura about them.  There are fewer of those, it seems, today ... but I attended a Jones Family reunion recently and saw glimmers of my long departed aunts.  My mother's mother was a Jones.

It isn't easy today to grow up straight and true.  It was much less difficult before TV and raunchy movies infected a whole generation or two.  But girls, it isn't impossible.  God is still ready to help and encourage
those who are sincere and truly want to be a spiritual woman.  Yes, I know, men should lead the way but most men do not "spiritually" lead their children and wives within the guidelines of God's Word and in faithful Christian service. My dad did but few do.  May God bless all faithful Christian women who are walking in the steps of those original West Texas Jones girls who were walking in the steps of Jesus.

Pass it on. RB

Aug 12, 2011

What have we learned in 2,066 years ?

Common Sense Commentary: "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

 "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
Cicero said it to the Roman Senate in 55 BC
So what have we learned in 2,066 years ?

Apparently, Nothing ...judgeing by the present state of our country.

We have begun to do the exact things which destroyed the Roman Empire and is destroying the American Empire 2,066 years later. So what have we learned ?

The Writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero constituted one of the most famous bodies of historical and philosophical work in all of Classical Antiquity. Cicero, a Roman statesman, lawyer, political theorist, philosopher, and Roman constitutionalist, lived from 106 to 43 BC. He was a Roman Senator and Roman Consul (chief-magistrate).

Less than 100 years later, after Cicero, Jesus had lived his life, taught the truth, died and arose from the dead. He had saved and called out the Apostle Paul to preach this gospel and the truths of God. During that 100 years, Paul, inspired of God, prophecied to young Timothy about "perilous times" that would be in the "last days".  Paul described a broad spectrum of the types of people who would live in these times;   The people who would face those "perilous times in the last days".  The Apostle described these very days in which we are now living and then concludes that THIS generation will be, "Ever learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."..... Read his prophetic words slowly and thoughtfully ....

"This know .... that IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof  .... Ever learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."  2Timothy 3:1-7.

Pass it on. RB

Aug 10, 2011

From the shallow end of the gene pool

Common Sense Commentary: Common Sense isn't that common anymore.

Im a liflong member of the Robinthehood Party cause we aint innersted in politics an other dum stuff.
we hav a hier callin like hepin them what cant hep theirsefs.  The good book says to "do to others as they wood have you do unto them" an thats our moto.  There aint no diferance in us an them hi falutin
milionairs who makes a hunnert thousan dolars ever sengal year an dont pay haf of it in taxes. We dont git much moren that in gov. housing, food stamps, entillements, school lunches, where we eat, welfair cks for our ten kids where my wife and her other husbans lives.  We cant eben go in at the front door of the hospital without havin to walk 6 miles to the mergency room is at for our cuts, bumps and bruses ever sundy mornin.  Which remins me.  We plum run out of money saturday nite and the gistopo took our ten 12packs away frum us cause they lied and said we wuz disturbin the peace settin and layin on the curb in front of ole Gizmo's bar as usual.  Them gistopos thank we aint got no rights.  Well this time Im callin my congrespeople agin about it.  Nancy and Harry are always hepin us underprivleged members. we all ways count on them and they count on us.  one of them gestopo polees tole me read sumpthin in the bible... lets see, it was 2 Thessaunions 3 an vers 10 11 an 12.  you read it I aint got no bible an dont want one. Them polees gistopos aint supose to be bible thumpers an jesus freeks.

If you milionair peoples want a winner invesment jest axe for me at Gizmos. sincere, Im Fat Flat

Aug 9, 2011


Common Sense Commentary:  THE TRUTH OF GOD  is EXTREME.  To make THE TRUTH OF GOD moderate is a lie.  To make THE TRUTH OF GOD a lie is to condemn yourself to eternal separation from God.

Rom.1:16 " I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ ....

V.17 "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed ....

V.18 "The wrath of God is revealed ... against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS ....


V.20 These things "ARE CLEARLY SEEN... so that they are WITHOUT EXCUSE....

V.21 "BECAUSE .... WHEN THEY KNEW GOD, they glorified him not AS GOD, neither were thankful; but became vain in their IMAGINATIONS, and their foolish heart was darkened.

V.22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools....

V.23 (Paraphrased) and CHANGED the glory of ...God into ...  depraved idols such as evolution and sexual perversion ...

V.24 "Wherefore God ... gave them up....


V.26 "For this cause God gave them up unto VILE AFFECTIONS ... even lesbianism....(women with women ....

V.27 and homosexuality .... men with men.

V.28 (Paraphrased)  To reject the truth of God which YOU KNOW to be the truth ....

V.29-31 .... leads to every kind of vile depravity, un-natural affection and willful error.

V.32 "Who KNOWING ".... these things are hated of God, "not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."

Aug 8, 2011

U.S. Dollar: Dead Horse Theory

Common Sense Commentary:

USD--a Dead Horse?

 Message from a friend in Investor's Village.

Dead Horse Theory - The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed onward, from generation-to-generation, says:- "When you discover that you're riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in Government and Education, and in Corporate America, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:-

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Appointing a committee, to study the horse.

4. Arranging to visit other countries, to see how those other cultures ride their dead horses.

5. Lowering the standards, so that dead horses can be included.

6. Re-classifying that dead horse, as "living-impaired."

7. Hiring outside contractors to ride this dead horse.

8. Harnessing several dead horses together, to increase their speed.

9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.

10. Doing a productivity study, to see if lighter riders would improve this dead horse's performance.

11. Declaring that, as the dead horse doesn't now have to be fed, it's less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the Economy, than do some other horses.

12. Re-writing the expected performance requirements for all horses.

13. Promoting that dead horse to a Supervisory position.

ME----anyone riding this "USD horse" needs to get one that moves--sell the carcass, buy bullion and ride that bronco for a while--like 3 or more years

Not my work but I agree with every word. RB

Aug 3, 2011

Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread

Common Sense Commentary: This quote, from Alexander Pope, carries a heavy weight of wisdom. Many poems and song lyrics have been written  around Pope's comment.  But, exactly what is a fool?
Noah Webster's first definition is, "A person lacking in wisdom or prudence."  That is precisely true ... but why do fools rush in, wearing cow lot shoes,  upon holy ground, where even angels fear to tread ?
As with every other subject of importance, God's Word has the answers. Here are four of about 250 references to "fools" and "foolishness" in the Bible:

"The fool hath said in his heart, THERE IS NO GOD.   They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good." Psm.14:1. Repeated in 51:3.

"....Neither does the fool understand this."  Psm.92:6.

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes....." Proverbs 12:15.

"A fool's mouth is his destruction ...." Proverbs 18:7

Obviously, many a fool rushed in to the Wiemar Republic to embrace Adolph Hitler and recommend him to their friends and family as, "the last best hope for Germany, "to save us from inflation and National ruin".  They soon learned that they had chosen a hate filled, WAR devil to lead them to even worse destruction with his National Socialist Party (NAZI).   Equally mistaken were the masses of Russians who "rushed in" to join Vladimir Lenin's brand of  Socialism, which added a second heresy, Atheism and called it "COMMUNISM".  The man they thought could save them from poverty and the czar, led them into "Free everything but Freedom" but  they lost more of everything and their Freedom too as well as millions of their neighbors murdered by the system they thought was a good "change".
Before Communism (Atheistic Socialism) was finished, it had taken over all of Eastern Europe, most of Asia and other nations around the globe.   After 80 years they were all flat broke even after having stolen the wealth of all those nations and people, spent it all but never produced what they promised.  They are all just now beginning to recuperate from the hell on earth they bought into.  Hitler, Lenin, Mussolini, Castro and Kim Il Sung came to power swearing "Change and Hope" for the masses and gave them slavery plus worse poverty than they had before.  Socialism has a history of "changing" nations with a few wealthy, and many medium well off and poor.... into a Communist Paradise of "All Poor" except their Political Masters who made the promises and gave them Hope of something better.  Poor fools put them in power but got poorer still and lost the blessing of Freedom.

Strangly, after defeating Hitler's "National Socialists", Mussolini's "Faciasist Socialists", outspending Lenin's "Communist Socialists" and outwaited Castro's "Cuban Socialists", America's leadership "rushed" us all into that fetid swamp of  "Liberal Socialism" and like all those other brands of Socialism, they have bankrupted our prosperous nation.  During that time of prosperty, there was no excuse for not taking care of yourself except too young, too old or a handicap.   Drunkeness, Drug abuse and Lazy do not qualify.  Now we can all be "equally" poor... together.  How many times have you read or heard of some brave, intelligent American who dived out of his boat to rescue a poor, drowning person who swam out too far....  only to drown himself and fail to save the other as well.  America is drowning trying to save the whole world.  We can't even save ourselves.

 This quote came from the Czech Republic from a man who lived most of his life under Communism
and recognizes the fallacy of trusting the promises of "change" made by power craving charlatans to the fools who will believe it even from  disreputable liars.
 "The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.  The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the Prince of the Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

Aug 2, 2011

So...The USGov. Debt Ceiling Rose...So What?

Common Sense Commentary:

So... the Federal Government debt limit increased from  $14.3 Trillion to $22.2 Trillion rather than the $24.6 Trillion Obama was planning to spend.  They call that "cutting spending".  Now each U.S. citizen owes $71,000 of that debt (men, women and children).  But, of course children don't pay income taxes (may have to get a job at 12) and half of women don't hold outside jobs (but they soon will) so they don't have to pay income taxes (yet).  And, also, illegal aliens can't legally hold jobs so they don't pay taxes either.... though they earn cash.   So, who owes all this money our Fed. Government borrowed and is still borrowing?   Well, if every family paid taxes, which thy don't, each family  share of that debt would be $286,000.  But, since tens of thousands of families are on welfare and don't pay any income taxes, that leaves it up to the job holders who do pay taxes.  So each taxpaying American, who makes a fairly good living owes close to $500,000 worth of the Fed.Gov "Debt Limit".   Each year that will increase.  And they wonder why so many of the productive  Americans are giving up their U.S. Citizenship and moving to lower tax countries and so many Doctors are leaving the Medical Profession.

So, the USGov Debt Ceiling rose .... So What?

If that makes you sad, you are "Normal".

If that makes you mad, you are "Successful".

If that makes you glad, you are a "Welfare Bum" .... Period.

So, you taxpayers feel robbed by your Federal Government and the lazy, slothful, sluggards who are loafing, mooching and killing time on the Bum's Bench ... do you???  Is their list, of four letter bad words,  your list of good words? ....WORK HARD, STAY BUSY, EARN WAGE, YOUR DUTY.

The Bible has quite a lot to say about lazy sluggards and thieves ... look it up.  Here is one reference: "... If any (will) NOT WORK, NEITHER SHOULD HE EAT.  There are some which walk  among you disorderly , WORKING NOT AT ALL, but are busybodies.  Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they WORK, and eat THEIR OWN bread. 2 Thess.3:10-12.  An interesting commentary/prophecy in the Old Testament is applicable to the situation in America today, Isaiah 11:22-26 paraphrased in today's English:  "Your money has become trash.... your Political Leaders are rebellious, and companions of thieves:  They all love bribes and lust after all the money.  They aren't really concerned with the truly helpless, fatherless children and poor widows.  Therefore ... I will deal with them harshly and purge out all of this garbage and then restore honest judges and legislators as it used to be in the beginning of your country. 

Pass it on ... if you dare.  RB