Jul 31, 2013

Keys To Understanding The Scripture

Common Sense Commentary: "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2Tim.2:15.

One cannot understand the Scripture until they understand that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." 2Tim.3:16. With the understanding that all the Bible is inspired of God, next, it is also extremely important to understand that all of the Bible, all scripture relates, in some way, to Christ. From Genesis one, when God spoke the word and said, "Let there be" and the Living Word, Jesus Christ, went out and performed the command and created it ( Jn.1:1-3 &10-14). Next, God said, "... Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...." Gen.1:26. When God used the pronouns, "us" and "our", He was speaking to Christ and the Holy Spirit; they were there... with the Father ... the Holy Trinity. From there, throughout the entire Bible ... to the last book, whose first verse introduces it as "The Revelation of Jesus Christ..." Rev.1:1, it is all about Jesus Christ. The Creation is His Creation, the Law is His Command, the prophecies are of Him, the gospels are His "Good News", the epistles are all about Him, and the Revelation is a revelation of Him. It's all about Jesus.

The book of Hebrews declares ... "Then said I (Christ), Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God." Heb.10:7. The entire "volume of the book it is written of Jesus" It's all about Jesus

Jesus, speaking to His disciples, said, "And he said unto them .... all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me." Lk.24:44. It's all about Jesus.  And then, the next verse draws the bottom line, v.45 "Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures."  He will do the same for you. Study your Bible, and keep Jesus, God the Son, uppermost in your understanding. God sent His written word through His Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles and Chosen Disciples, to the world of people, to tell us about His Living Word and Sacrificed Son as out only Savior. God the Father made it all about God the Son.

Jul 30, 2013

Land-FillHarmonic Music To Touch Your Heart ... And Soul

Common Sense Commentary: Years ago a missionary took me to a land-fill site in Mexico, a very poor country. There, embedded in that mountain of garbage, the poorest of the poor lived in hovels made of old, useless pieces of lumber, tin and cardboard.  There were paths all through this heap of smelly trash. The people living there collected, into huge piles, some of various metals, others of paper, glass, wood and bones.  Even spoiled food was collected to feed to their pigs. The little children played there while mom and dad dug among the new loads of garbage. That is the day God gave me a burden for Mexico as America's Samaria .... next door, the first step unto the uttermost parts of the world. At that moment I came within a gray hair of surrendering my life as a missionary to Mexico. I prayed about it for days but soon realized that I was where God wanted me and that I could do far more for these people as pastor of a large church, where I was, than I could by moving to Mexico. After that, I made at least one trip to Mexico each year with a truck load of food, or building materials.  We founded a church there which has since founded several new churches and given the gospel to thousands.  When my friend, Fred Good, who went with me on several occasions,  sent me the link below, I felt that urge to go back to Mexico again; but considering my present physical condition, at 82, I wouldn't last a month.  It is truly amazing how these poor, but intelligent and ingenious people, have been able to make musical instruments out of the kind of junk dug out of a Mexican land-fill, much less learn to play them and make the sweetest music imaginable. Oh yes, I know, it may not be the New York Philharmonic, but to my eyes and ears, those children musicians, from somewhere in South America, are touching the heart of God and this old preacher's heart too.  May God give you eyes and ears to see and hear this beautiful miracle resurrected out of a diseased, stinking, ugly heap of garbage.  Their director truly started from below ground zero.  Our Great God is doing the same thing with the lives of people ... every day.  Now, close everything else out, turn up the volume and get a blessing.... and maybe a calling. RB

Jul 29, 2013

Hobby Lobby Family May Close All Stores As A Last Option To Violating Their Faith

Common Sense Commentary: Literally everything this administration has done has been in opposition to our Constitution, or the word of God, or to Common Sense. How many times can a person shoot themselves in the foot before it is fatal? RB

   Hobby Lobby May Close.
    David Sloan “The wisdom that comes from above is, first, pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty  or insincerity.” – James 3:17
    By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
    When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames.. Our first  retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God’s word.
    From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the  nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up  into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.
    We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business  in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that  our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest.
    We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy,  we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at  80% above minimum wage.
    But now, our government threatens to change all of that.
    A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance.  Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that  is contrary to our most important beliefs.
    It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.
    If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines.
    Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy.
    Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running.
    Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the  rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true.
    The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious  belief.
    So, Hobby Lobby and my family are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious  Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We don’t like to go running into court, but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than  turning a profit.
    My family has lived the American dream. We want to continue growing our company and providing great jobs for thousands of employees, but the government is  going to make  that much more difficult.
    The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law. I say that’s a choice no American and no American business should  have to make.
    The government cannot force you to follow laws that go against your fundamental religious belief. They have exempted thousands of companies but will not  except Christian organizations including the Catholic church.
    Since you will not see this in the liberal media, please pass this on to all your contacts.
    David Green
    CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Jul 27, 2013

The Shysters Are Selling Toxic Wares In The Temple Again

Common Sense Commentary: Someone asked me if I thought Wall Street, the investing infrastructure and Washington were manipulating the commodities markets. Anyone asking that question, of me, doesn't read this blog. My answer is a resounding  .... "absolutely". The proof is found anywhere, among those con-artists, you bother to look ... while you are awake.

One of the primary ways God has programed our brains, in decision making, is more by applying past experience, what we know happened in the past, than in what presently appears to be true. The old, common sense adage, "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me", speaks to that fact.

Accurate judgment of a person, business, news media, Wall Street or a politician requires knowing their past, not their appearance or what they say today. Using that logic, nothing they do surprises me anymore. Wall Street, Major News Media and Washington are like an old drug house full of roaches, mice and drug addicts ... working together in symbiotic harmony for their mutual benefit. The house was once beautiful, clean and comfortable. Years of slow neglect morphed into abuse and misuse. The addicts were once pretty little babies, then untended youth, then wayward teens and now they think addiction, robbery, prostituting themselves and getting high is normal.



Our present acquiescent acceptance of the "crooked game" investment landscape, lying politicians, and agenda driven News Media didn't happen over night. It took years of slow-motion, deteriorating change from what made America great to near dereliction today. Bankrupt Detroit, a totally corrupt, major city is an example of where our country is now headed, and gaining speed. 

So, are the big banks, Wall Street and Washington manipulating aluminum, oil, silver and gold ? They are manipulating everything they touch. Free Enterprise Capitalism for all Americans has become big bank, big business, big media and big government Capitalism ... for them only. Socialism is our cut of our own blood, dripping from the I.V. tube. The good ole days are gone. You and I, on the gurney, are their only source of sustenance. There is a permanent intravenous transfer of blood from our wrists to their hip pockets. They feed on us like a thousand swollen, blood sucking ticks who can't break their evil habits. In the Marine Corps, we used to stick the hot end of a  Lucky Strike to their exposed rear ends. That quickly ended their professional, blood-lust ca rears. It would still work, on a larger scale, with blood-sucking, big banks and politicians if we would just do it, and be willing to suffer a little inconvenience and heat to our own skins. I must be, by now, on all the Liberal lists for removal. I care not. We can't do much about Wall Street except stop dealing with them, but we can surely do something about politicians who over-see them, but sell out to them for a sucking place on our I.V. tubes. Stop feeling vulnerable and intimidated by these bullies, and take direct, fist to face action. Yes, tell them about Jesus while you do it. Remember how Jesus, with a whip, drove those shysters out of the Temple. Go thou and do likewise. RB

Here is the article I was asked about: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100901270

Jul 26, 2013

Gun Carry Laws: Tale Of Two Cities.... Chicago And Houston

Common Sense Commentary: If you can't see the common sense logic of the following, you are so deeply submerged in the Liberal, Socialistic, Outhouse Propaganda of the so-called "Progressive", Palosi type Politicians, News Media and the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, that you may never have another rational thought. RB

Tale Of Two Cities ....

---------------------- CHICAGO, ILL - HOUSTON, TX.

Population.................   2.7 Million           2.15 Million 

Median Income            $38,000                 $37,000        

% African American     38.9 %                  24 %          

% Hispanic                     29.9 %                  44 %          

% Asian                            5.5 %                    6 %           
Non-Hispanic White      38.7 %                   26 %          

Pretty similar until you compare the following......

Concealed Gun
Carry Law                       NO                          YES          

# of Gun Stores                00              84 -Dedicated gun
                                                             stores plus 1500-
                                                             legal places to buy
                                                             guns (retail stores)

Homicides in 2012           806                        207             

Homicides per 100K        28.4                        9.6             

Avg. January high
temperature (F)              31 degrees            63 degrees    

Conclusion: Cold weather causes murder.......................

The following is from ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/antonio-santiago-west-dead-georgia-baby-   killed_n_2931273.html


You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to rob my ...mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.

My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation's history, but the media doesn't care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me - so he doesn't care and the media doesn't care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.

There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller - I no longer have my life.

So while you are seeking justice for Treyvon, please remember to seek justice for me too. Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Treyvon.

Jul 25, 2013

Ted Nugent: A Rock N Roller With A Brain ... And A Gun If Needed

Common Sense Commentary: Absolutely everyone with a realistic sense of fairness has to know by now that Zimmerman acted in self defense. The Jury also said so. No sensible person ever expects Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and their ilk to do otherwise than just what they did... blow this case completely out of all proportion and blame the white guy as they do in every such incident which comes about. It is their chosen means of income, media coverage, race bating and their hate outlet.  Nugent qualifies
for my OOOOOO award. He is Obviously Out Of Obama's Oxymoron Orbit. RB

NUGENT: Zimmerman verdict vindicates citizen patrols, self-defense

by Ted Nugent 

So this guy’s neighborhood has been burglarized off and on and the residents are very concerned for their safety and well-being. Neighbors agree to upkick their vigilance and overall level of awareness to watch out for each other and keep an eye out for suspicious individuals and behavior. It could be considered by an official designation such as “Neighborhood Watch”, but officially labeled or not, it is the purest form of Americans watching out for each other and being good neighbors.

So far so good.

So George Zimmerman sees what he believes is a suspicious individual in suspicious circumstances, and intelligently and responsibly pays attention and calls 9-1-1 to report what he sees to the officials. This gesture is proof positive he was not looking to do anyone harm or break any laws, but rather perform the fundamental responsibility of a neighbor who cares.

Doing nothing illegal or improper, he follows the individual while answering all the questions from the 9-1-1 operator to the best of his ability, keeping an eye on the individual so the authorities can hopefully intercept and determine exactly what is going on.

For reasons unknown, though I will comment on momentarily, after expressing racism and hostility on the phone to a friend in response to being followed, the suspect now changes course and turns towards George and immediately initiates a hostile verbal confrontation that quickly escalate to a violent physical assault. Within seconds, the suspect has overwhelmed George, has gained the advantage on top, pinning George to the ground, and further escalates the assault to deadly force by smashing George’s face, breaking his nose, and violently slamming his skull onto the concrete with all his youthful athleticism.

George screams frantically for help as Trayvon Martin pummels his face and head furiously, inflicting damaging and potentially life threatening wounds. Fearing for his life and about to lose consciousness at the hands of an enraged, violent attacker, George Zimmerman does what anyone who wishes to live would do, and he reaches for his concealed handgun, firing a single shot to neutralize the deadly force being wreaked upon him.

This represents the purest form of self-defense there is. It is exactly why people who believe in good over evil carry a gun to protect themselves from the well documented violence that plagues our country, in order to save our lives from a life threatening attack. Period.

Based on all evidence available to them, the professional law enforcement officers did not hold George Zimmerman on charges later that night. They saw it for what it was: cut and dried self-defense.

And so it was for a few weeks until the race-baiting industry saw an opportunity to further the racist careers of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, et al, who then swept down on the Florida community refusing to admit that the 17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe Trayvon Martin was at all responsible for his bad decisions and standard modus operendi of always taking the violent route.

With an obvious racist chip on his shoulder, referencing the neighborhood watch guy as a “creepy ass cracker” to his fellow racist female friend who admitted under oath that that is how non-blacks are referred to normally in their circles, Trayvon had no reason not to attack, because it was the standard thug thing to do. See Chicago any day of the week.

With nearly 700 examples of this truism played out in Chicago in 2012 alone, no one can possibly dispute the recent surge in black racism increasing throughout Barack Obama’s presidency. To attempt to claim otherwise is a laughable lie.

The jury got it right, and non-racist America rejoices that there is still common sense, honesty and decency aware of identifying justice in this country. America also believes that the entire prosecutorial team should be ashamed of themselves and disbarred for ignoring the obvious and kowtowing to the pure racism that forced the politically correct lie that only black lives killed by non-blacks matter, which is why there are no headlines, no protests, no prosecutions and no Barak Obama or Eric Holder meddling in the nonstop black-on-black slaughter in their gun-free zone of Chicago.

Martin Luther King Jr. is rolling over in his grave that he sacrificed his life for the cause of judging people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, as so many of his own race carry in in self-destructive behavior while professional race mongers blame everything on racism. It is painful and heartbreaking to say and write this, but horrifically it is true. Blacks kill more blacks in a weekend in Chicago than the evil, vile Ku Klux Klan idiots did in 50 years. Truly earth shattering insane. And not a peep from Obama or Holder. Tragic.

The only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it.

Here’s the lesson from all this, America: Teach your children to not attack people for no good reason whatsoever. Conduct yourself in a responsible, civil manner, and everything will be just fine. Try to kill someone and that someone just may be exercising his or her Second Amendment rights and you could get shot. It’s called self-defense, and it is the oldest, strongest and most righteous instinct and God-given right known to man.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ’n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ’N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

Jul 24, 2013

Universal Question: Five Progressing Moves To The Eternal Answer

Common Sense Commentary:

News journalists seek the answers to these questions: Who, What, When, Where, Why and maybe How. The answers to those questions make up a complete news story.  Since time began, after Adam and Eve, most people have sought answers to the greatest mystery in the minds of secular human beings, all over the earth. No matter how primitive or how sophisticated, people puzzle over these four questions: (1) Where did we come from? (2) How did we get here? (3) Why are we here? (4) Where are we going? Let me deal with the second of these four questions, "How did we get here".  There are only two options in answer to this question. Either we got here by some huge, unexplainable, evolutionary accident of a Godless  Mother Nature, which requires impossible odds of happenstance involving an endless series of coincidental developments from a single, wiggly (where did it come from) amoeba in luke warm (where did it come from) water, and finally, after millions of years, grew into an (where did it come from) air breathing, food eating ape who eventually became a human being...... or we were created by some intelligent, Creator, God type force.

I see five progressing moves every independent, rational mind must take from "No faith in a Creator" to "Faith in a Creator".  I will not try to prove "Creation" by use of "Science", or more accurately, "Science, falsely so called". The English word "science" is from the Latin word "scientia" which simply means "to know". True science is something absolute, proven, without question and consistently demonstrated repetitiously. That is not true with evolution, which is strictly a theory, unproven and uncertain at best, and not true science. Faith itself is not provable even with true science. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Heb.11:1.  God's word alludes to "false science" in 1 Tim.6:20...  "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called...." So, since evolution is a kind of anti-religious faith based system, and not science but "falsely so called" science, in the same class as "profane and vain babblings",  I will follow God's definition of it and "avoid" it. Instead, I will use simple common sense in conjunction with another "faith based" system ... A Christian explanation of the five moves from "No faith in a Creator" to "Faith in a Creator".

Every normal, adult person comes to the mature place of "How do I know that is true" concerning "How did we got  here", and then rationalizing between adages, axioms, metaphors, allegories, facts and suppositions ... seeking the absolute truth. So....

Move One is, We Rationalize or analyse, using, as best we can, logic, reason and observation, to explain, on rational grounds, an understanding of the mystery, "How did we get here?" How did the heavens, the earth, people and all the rest come to exist? Was there a "Big Bang"?  If so, was it an accident in a void where there was nothing? Was it a result of a higher power, a higher intelligence, like when God said "Let there be" in Genesis, and boom, it happened? A universal God seems, to the human brain, irrational.... but doesn't happenstance or an accidental origin  seem even more irrational?  If a universal, all powerful, all knowing, loving God seems impossible, there is one thing even more impossible ... that there is no such God.

Move Two ... We Realize that the heavens, the earth and human, animal and vegetable life ... just accidentally happening, and evolving, with all it's intricacies, is more irrational and unbelievable than an intelligent power creating the universe and us. But if we were "created".... by what or whom? The only other option to evolution is, a Creator God.  Any sincere, thinking and receptive soul will come to that realization.

Move Three ... We Reach Out to that Creator, God, whoever or whatever he may be. So our "How did we get here" dilemma is converted into a "Who is this unknown, Creator God?" dilemma. Seeking the "unknown God" was an obsession with the Athenians  when the Apostle Paul read their dilemma on an altar on Mars Hill ... Acts 17:23   "For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." These Athenians had to begin with Rationalizing, then Realizing and were now Reaching Out by worshiping the "Unknown God", they had come to believe in, but didn't know who he was. God sent Paul to tell them and He will send someone to tell any person on earth, no matter who or where, to give them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, if they are reaching out to Him. As Hebrews 11:6 says,  "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."  A religious but unsaved Saul of Tarsus Reached Out to the God, who had struck him, down with this question,  "Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutes...." Acts 9:5.  When a lost Saul of Tarsus Reached Out to touch the face of God, with that question, He would soon become a Christian and the Apostle Paul.

There were three different Roman Centurions, stationed in Israel who were sincere seekers of the true God, to whom God sent a witness and at least two of them received Christ. They had no doubt gone through the process from Rationalizing, Realizing, Relinquishing their wills to His will and then Receiving Christ.

Move Four is when we Relinquish our will to God's will in sincere submission to Him. In Paul's case, when he asked, "Who art thou Lord?" and Jesus told him, and then Paul Relinquished his will to God's will, and asked, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" The Lord told him and Paul made the final move....

Move Five is Receiving Christ as our personal Savior by simply accepting Him into our conscious self in a trusting, submissive and repentant attitude, by God's grace through faith in Christ, and what he did for us on that cross. He paid in full our debt of sin and guilt and took our death sentence upon Himself.  When we make that mental/spiritual move, we are set free, redeemed from the pawn shop of Satan's sin shelf, and commissioned to worship and serve our Creator for the rest of eternity.

The pivot point of coming to Christ is when you settle the question between accidental evolution and an intelligent Creator, and realize there had to be a Creator. When you make that turn, you are acknowledging there is a God, and when you realize there is a God, you will reach out to Him, in your mind, and if you reach out to Him, you will discover He is already reaching out to you.  "...he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Heb.11:6. Then Jesus said..."...him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." Jn.6:37. At that point, you will relinquish your will to Him and receive Him as your savior. RB

Jul 22, 2013

Relationships: "A Word Fitly Spoken...."

Common Sense Commentary: Words are the electricity in the lines of communication for both good and bad. RB

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Prov.25:11.

Building good relationships, making and keeping friends, and just being a mature, happy person requires... sometimes eating crow or burned biscuits and letting some poor, accident prone guy off the hook. Too many of us just seem to be waiting for someone to make a mistake or say something awkwardly so we can pounce on them and let them know we don't appreciate it. What is that dark, smelly thing in so many people which causes them to be so negative, critical and anxious to show how smart they are or how dumb you are?

One word spoken carelessly, at the wrong moment can ruin someone's entire day, or set in motion a wrecked life or at the least, cast a cloud of regret over  the owner of the word that ruins their sleep for a week.  However, a single word of kindness, love or compliment has the opposite effect, and sometimes opens up a wonderful friendship or heals a wounded heart or ignites a new hope or new beginning. Words are powerful things and need to be used with caution and forethought. Wars have been loosed by a word as have great marriages and successful careers.

A few years ago; I think it was in Dallas, a gorilla escaped the zoo and was on a "get even with the world" rampage around the neighborhood.  Nobody seemed to be able to recapture the escaped beast or knock him out with rifle fired injections and he was becoming more and more agitated and destructive as days passed.  So, of course, the press and animal rights activists were all in a tizzy about who was at fault, and he should be severely punished.  One real evolutionary activist demanded, "Leave that animal person alone; he has his rights."  The environmentalists jumped into the fray with their own agenda.  The neighbors were horrified; some leaving their homes or threatening to  sue the zoo and Dallas. Everyone was criticizing the police for not recapturing this huge jungle giant after two or three days trying.  So, finally a policeman shot the thing ... in self defense ... and killed it. Now, the radio and television stations and newspapers were full of animal rights people and the gorilla's sympathizers, weeping and screaming for revenge against that heartless cop and the entire police department, city of Dallas and beef producers everywhere.  It really was becoming a huge thing in Texas and around the country. Then, some good ole boy, red neck Texian wrote a letter to the editor and said, as best I can remember, "OK, enough is enough, the monkey's dead; God bless the monkey. Now stop all this nonsense. I don't want to hear any more about it."  I laughed so hard my wife feared I would have a hear attack, and so did every other reasonable person in Texas. Everyone was laughing at "the monkey's dead" letter to the editor.  That letter ended the controversy and calmed our local complainers and critics to let it go.  There is enough big trouble in the world worth worrying about ... to just let the monkey rest in peace and get on with solving some real earth-shaking problems.  A word fitly spoken...

Probably the most important relationships are those within each family. The ones between parents and children is so very important and parents must work constantly to keep the lines of communication open, fair discipline, reasonable correction and, yes, the self - worth of the children and spiritual leadership for them. But even more important is the relationship between husband and wife.  If that fails, the whole family is in jeopardy.   Here is a story from a friend of mine, to illustrate the importance of a strong Mom and Dad relationship and a word fitly spoken.  RB

Burned Biscuits...
Thanks Brother Holmes. RB

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!
"All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit.
 He ate every bite of that thing...never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said, "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides--a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!" "As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of  imperfect things and imperfect people.

"I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults and choosing to celebrate each other's differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today...that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket--keep it in your own."

"So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil--it has no point"

The Sun Just Happened To Go Down In the West When It Came Up In The East

Common Sense Commentary: How many tons of "coincidence" does it take to make a "fact"?  One or two slight errors do not negate a thousand absolutes. RB

I deem the following work worthy of my "OOOOOO" Recognition
Award (Obviously Out Of Obama's Oxymoron Orbit). RB
Any one of these 'coincidences' when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but when taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone. Sit back, get a favorite beverage, and then read and ponder  the Obama-related 'coincidences' ...  then super-impose the bigger picture of most recent events i.e. Fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA revelations ... then pray for our country.

just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also
 just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn 
just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happenedto change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, whojust happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

Obama, Sr. 
just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported byElizabeth Mooney Kirk, whojust happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happenedto have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he 
just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and 
just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happenedto travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who
 just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, 
Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which
just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happenedto deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.
In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks(Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit 
just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which 
just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happenedto support a government takeover of the health care system.

In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who 
just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who 
just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happenedto have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performancesjust happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull 
just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.
“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle
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