Apr 22, 2017

Politically Incorrect Offences That Have Lost Our Senses


Fakes, Flukes and Fantasy Land
How many times, over the last 15-17 years, has Ophra Winfrey bloated up and then been rescued by Weight Watchers? 15 times? She has lost an average of 40 pounds on each of those 15 times for a total of about 600 pounds. Each of those 600 pounds has probably been worth about $1500 to Ophra for ad spots, and several million dollars to Weight Watchers in new customers. Famous people, actors, professional athletes and lifetime politicians know all of the ways of selling favors, fleecing the public and, or, selling their faces and testimonials to advertisers and news organizations. And how come those who do it best are at the top of the Sodom and Chicago popularity polls in America, like the Clintons, Obamas, Ophra Winfrey and lesbian Ellen Degeneres?

Drug Addiction A Disease
If, as many "experts" insist, drug addiction is a "disease", it is the only disease that creates its own need, is self-inflicted, non-communicable, is voluntarily paid for to get it, makes criminals and prostitutes of most of its victims, and whose only remedy is to stop doing it.

Prostitutes Are "Working Girls"
They may be prostitutes because they do not have a job, don't want a job, or hate working, but calling them "working girls" is just another liberal, democrat misnomer.

Undocumented Immigrants
Yet another liberal, democrat misnomer of political correctness. In truth, they are undocumented, illegal aliens who have broken U.S. immigration laws ... which they and their law breaking sanctuary city-minded, liberal sponsors know is true ... but do it anyway. When they push their way to the head of the line, in front of legal immigrants, they become law breakers and therefore criminals. Do
I feel sorry for them? Most of them, yes, but that does not give them a free pass to violate our laws. 

U.S. Solialists/Communists Are Patriots
The definition of a patriot is, " a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors."  To "support and defend our country against enemies and detractors" means every able bodied citizen is to work and pay their own way, pay taxes so our leaders can neutralize our enemies and deal with "detractors" foreign and domestic, support to the death our foundational law, the Constitution, and support or serve in law enforcement or national, military defence. Our country is the sworn enemy of all Communist governments and the hostile, determined target of Socialists whose struggle is against the Constitutional, free form of government our Forefathers and Founders established. Communists, Socialists and all forms of tyrants are a contradiction of American Patriotism. They are not Patriots any more than Satan wrapped in Old Glory.

Smoking Marajuana Is Cool
Any kind of smoking is harmful to your health. Marijuana smoking is not only illegal but even more harmful to your health than tobacco. For several hundred years smoking was accepted as fashionable and cool and made its habitants feel more manly or sexier, as a woman and become addicted to it. But time proved smoking tobacco turned healthy, handsome people into jaundiced, leather skinned, coughing, cancerous and smelly, dying ugliness. It was thought to be cool but is was not. Now the same old story is playing itself out again with drugs like, or worse than, Marijuana. 

Coca-Cola (often referred to simply as Coke) is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The drink's name refers to two of its original ingredients, which were kola nuts (a source of caffeine) and coca leaves. From Wikipedia.

Because of its stimulant effect, coca leaf was originally used in the soft drink Coca Cola. In 1903 it was removed and a decocainized coca extract is now one of the flavoring ingredients. So until 1903 even cocaine, in coca cola, was cool. But now we know the truth.... it is not cool, it is hell hot and a sure route to rot.

Living Off Other People's Labors Is A Right
Welfare, of every kind, is not a "right" or "entitlement", it is a charitable gift originally intended to be strictly for mentally or physically disabled adults or abandoned children. Working people were not originally intended to pay taxes to support able people who would not work, as is now being done. When the handicapped or temporarily disabled people can't get help, it is because the system has been so abused by undeserving, lazy human slugs, soaking up the taxpayer's labors, and giving them plenty of time to riot, hang out on the street corner, cause trouble, and use and sell illegal drugs.  A tolerant society has never been as stupidly self-destructive as the American public is today. This is not only contrary to the American Way, it is a violation of Holy Scripture.  
"For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that 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." 1 Thess.3:10-12.

Apr 19, 2017

About Half Of Voters Are Adolencents In Adult Bodies


Common Sense Commentary: Immature little children and adolescents most often misinterpret what they see and hear. They are, indeed, great recorders but poor interpreters. Mature adults enjoy the cute and innocent conclusions children come to about what they see and hear. Their confusion is due to their lack of experience and wisdom which usually come with age. Bad judgment, so common in a childish and the adolescent mind, is the reason parents are usually held responsible for their children's bad, and damaging actions. Society, therefore, restricts children from driving, voting, and making life-changing decisions. We expect children to think and act like children, but when an adult, with the mind of a child, makes immature, childish decisions, mature adults usually attribute it to some sort of insanity, stupidity or even wickedness, when it is really the person's lack of maturity and resulting confusion. The problem is, they look like mature adults in their size, age, clothing and even white hair, but in truth, they are mentally... little children or adolescents. RB

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It is those who FOOL the adult 
children who are wicked or stupid.


Apr 18, 2017

The Illusions Of The Devious World Of Pretenders

There is more than a brick wall behind the curtain... 

Common Sense Commentary: I understand the world's obsession with entertainment. It is, to many, an escape from reality. For others, it provides a source of temporary hope for a better life. For some, it is a fantasy of heroes or beautiful stars ... idols to adore or even worship.... instead of God. And then there are those who are just bored with empty time and fill it up with pretension of love, adventure and meaning in life. Acting is just that ... pretension. When I grew up, heroes were all the good guys, honest, clean cut and courageous, and actors pretended to be them. In today's world the popular hero is most likely to be an anti-hero, lawless, promiscuous, and dishonorable.

Strangely, it seems, most of those who pursue high political office are simply the best actors... pretenders. They either have no real moral standards and honest convictions or if they have any, they are so thin and fluid that they are soon forgotten in the farce the devil has made of world politics. 
           
God instituted three things, the Family, His Church and Civil Law. All three were intended to be aids and protection for the welfare of every individual. That is why Satan spends all his time in seeking to corrupt, undermine and destroy those three entities.... if they are doing their intended purpose. He infiltrates all three with amoral, convincing actors pretending to be something they are not and deeply hiding their true nature ... sociopaths with their own self-centered agenda. We see it in individuals, religion and in politics. These sociopaths lie habitually, deceive, and misrepresent so convincingly that they cultivate a loyal, though naive constituency. That is how so many of them wind up in politics and over time become more and more deeply embedded and influential. Their lust for power and privilege drives them to build higher and higher towers of Babel to control more and more people. They sell those blind followers, of the spiritually blind, the illusion of freedom while they draw the chains of steel tyranny tighter and tighter. Their victims thus cling desperately to the hopeless illusion of their freedom from work, morals, responsibility, and judgment while the lie eats away at their soul and carries them farther and farther from reality into their own illusory existence on their way to a real hell. 

Even an unsavory character, like Frank Zappa, sometimes has short flashes of truth burst upon his mind. One of those rare moments came to light when he said .... "The illusion of freedom will last as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At that point, where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery; they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." That is what life was for Zappa and he had nothing else to cling to but a dead end. It is sad that so many people can't see on the other side of that brick wall of pretension to where God's universe opens up into a glorious eternity of all that is true and holy for those who reject the illusions and turn to the reality of God, His forgiveness, and life in Christ. 


Apr 12, 2017

April Memories Of Nick The BARman 66 Years Ago


Common Sense Commentary: Foxhole buddies, brothers in arms have a love for each other few people ever have the privilege of experiencing. It is a human relationship which is born in the deep desperation, fear, valor and survival from within the true battle... not a single shot fired at you or even a single day of war, but a long series of days and nights, filled with hunger, thirst, dirt, blisters, blood, pain and death. Here is my Marine friend, Nick the BARman's memory, scared upon his soul, of a typical day in the Korean War, he and his foxhole buddy endured.... and was called up yesterday from his archive of similar days they shared so long ago. RB


A NOTE TO JAMES KEE TOM, MY FOXHOLE BUDDY AND FIRETEAM LEADER THROUGH 5 MAJOR CAMPAIGNS 

THE HISTORIANS OF THE WORLD REMEMBER THIS DATE AS THE DAY TRUMAN FIRED Mc ARTHUR.

I REMEMBER 11 APRIL 51 AS THE FIRST TIME YOU AND I FOUND OUT THAT WE COULD TRUST EACH OTHER WHEN THINGS GOT BAD.

THE DAY WHEN A HUGE WEATHER FRONT MOVED IN OVER THE WHOLE KOREA PENINSULA.

THE FIRST TIME WE WERE WORKING AS A COMBAT TEAM....UNDER ALMOST CONTINUOUS FIRE ALL DAY LONG AS WE MOVED ALONG A RIDGELINE HIGH UP IN THE MOUNTAINS. INCREDIBLY, WE WERE SEQUENTIALLY IN FOG, SUNSHINE, HEAVY RAIN, SLEET, AND SNOW.------NOT TO MENTION BURP GUNS.

ON A "CONTACT PATROL"-------A LONG DAY.

A GOOD DRESS REHERSEL AND A PRELUDE FOR 22 APRIL 51---ELEVEN DAYS LATER WHEN OUR PLATOON WAS OVERRUN BY A REGIMENT OF CHINESE.

I WILL GO TO MY GRAVE TELLING EVERYONE THAT WILL LISTEN, THAT YOUR LEADERSHIP, AND YOUR KILLING THE LEADING CHINAMAN SAVED GEORGE COMPANY THAT NIGHT SO LONG AGO.

I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN, MENEHUNE. I WISH THE REST OF THE WORLD KNEW.

SEMPER FIDELIS GOOD FRIEND, SEMPER FIDELIS.

NICK THE BARMAN (USMC)
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My Comment....

Doctor Nicholson, my friend, those memories, your endurance and God's grace have brought you to the zenith of a fulfilled life which others will be inspired by for years into the future. It can be said, with honest account, in the last verse words of Rudyard Kipling's "IF"....

If you can fill the unforgiving minute 
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

My friend, you are a Man! Psm.115:1, Rayburn Blair


Apr 5, 2017

HOME PLATE Must Be Fastened, Invariable, Unchangable And Constant

Or it will become meaningless, useless and hopeless as will those who seek to reach it, and the nation which does not secure it. RB

Common Sense Commentary: Change is only beneficial when it is for the better... If its not broke ... don't fix it.

This is a lesson for the "snowflakes" today!! Maybe someone can go to their "safe zones" and read it to them! What's  missing in society today is consistency and accountability.

In  Nashville , Tennessee , during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA's convention.

While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here?

Oh, man, worth every penny of my airfare.”  Who is John Scolinos, I wondered. No matter; I was just happy to be there.

In 1996, Coach Scolinos was 78 years old and five years retired from a college coaching career that began in 1948.  He shuffled to the stage to an impressive standing ovation, wearing dark polyester pants, a light blue shirt, and a string around his neck from which home plate hung — a full-sized, stark-white home plate. Seriously, I wondered, who is this guy?

After speaking for twenty-five minutes, not once mentioning the prop hanging around his neck, Coach Scolinos appeared to notice the snickering among some of the coaches. Even those who knew Coach Scolinos had to wonder exactly where he was going with this, or if he had simply forgotten about home plate since he’d gotten on stage. Then, finally …“You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck,” he said, his voice growing irascible. I laughed along with the others, acknowledging the possibility.  “I may be old, but I’m not crazy.  The reason I stand before you today  is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.” Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the  room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?”

After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches?”, more of a  question than answer.  “That’s right,” he said. “How about in Babe Ruth’s day? Any Babe Ruth coaches in the house?”Another long pause. “Seventeen inches?” a guess from another reluctant coach.

“That’s right,” said Scolinos. “Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?” Hundreds of hands shot up, as the pattern began to appear. “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?” “Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident.  “You’re right!” Scolinos barked. “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?”

“Seventeen inches!” we said, in unison. “Any Minor League coaches here? How wide is home plate in pro ball?”............“Seventeen inches!”

“RIGHT! And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major  Leagues? “Seventeen inches!”  “SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls. “And what do they do with a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?” Pause....“They send him to  Pocatello !” he hollered, drawing raucous laughter. “What they don’t do is this:  they don’t say, ‘Ah, that’s okay, Jimmy. You can’t hit a seventeen-inch target? We’ll make it eighteen inches or nineteen inches.  We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of hitting it. If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.'” Pause... “Coaches…” pause, "… what do we do when our best player shows up late to practice? When our team rules forbid facial hair and a guy shows up unshaven? What if he gets caught drinking? Do we hold him accountable? Or do we change the rules to fit him? Do we widen home plate?

The chuckles gradually faded as four thousand coaches grew quiet, the fog lifting as the old coach’s message began to unfold. He turned the plate toward himself and, using a Sharpie, began to draw something. When he turned it toward the crowd, point up, a house was revealed, complete with a freshly drawn door and two windows. “This is the problem in our homes today.  With our marriages, with the way we parent our kids. With our discipline. We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards.  We widen the plate!”

Pause...Then, to the point at the top of the house he added a small American flag. “This is the problem in our schools today.  The quality of our education is going downhill fast and teachers have been stripped of the tools they need to be successful, and to educate and discipline our young people.

We are allowing others to widen home plate! Where is that getting us?”  Silence....He replaced the flag with a Cross. “And this is the problem in the Church, where powerful people in positions of authority have taken advantage of young children, only to have such an atrocity swept under the rug for years. Our church leaders are widening home plate for themselves!  And we allow it.”

“And the same is true with our government. Our so called representatives make rules for us that don’t apply to themselves. They take bribes from lobbyists and foreign countries. They no longer  serve us. And we allow them to widen home plate and we see our country falling into a dark abyss while we watch.”

I was amazed. At a baseball convention where I expected to learn something about curve balls and bunting and how to run better practices, I had learned something far more valuable. From an old man with home plate strung around his neck, I had learned something about life, about myself, about my own weaknesses and about my responsibilities as a leader. I had to hold myself and others accountable to that which I knew to be right, lest our families, our faith, and our society continue down an undesirable path.

“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today.  It is this: if we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when they do not meet the standard; and if our schools & churches & our government fail to hold themselves accountable to those they serve, there is but one thing to look forward to …” With that, he held home plate in front of his chest, turned it around, and revealed its dark black backside, “… dark days ahead.”

Coach Scolinos died in 2009 at the age of 91, but not before touching the lives of hundreds of players and coaches, including mine. Meeting him at my first ABCA convention kept me returning year after year, looking for similar wisdom and inspiration from other coaches. He is the best clinic speaker the ABCA has ever known because he was so much more than a baseball coach. His message was clear: “Coaches, keep your  players—no matter how good they are—your own children, your churches,  your government, and most of all, keep yourself at seventeen inches."

And this my friends is what our country has become and what is wrong with it today, and how to fix it.

"Don't widen the plate." Authoring Coach Unknown