Archive for November, 2018

Don’s Coffee & Tea Break

November 12, 2018

Good tidings brings to mind an important vocabulary term called “patience”.  It is so important that it reaches out into the vocal and written world in many literary handles.  It is ancient.  Four example, it speaks to us from such as the likes of Shakespeare’s Othello penned thus: “How poor are they that have no patience.  What wound heals other than by degrees–time in hours or days.  Patience is a cofactor.

In Blondie, Mr. Dithers is giving Dagwood an ultimatum: NO THANKSGIVING COUNTDOWN, CLOCKS  OR SIGNS! “I got it Boss.”  Dithers shakes his fist in the air. “You’re the office manager! It looks bad!!”  “Geeze! All right Boss! I won’t do any Turkey Day reminding.”  We see Dag now sitting at his desk when the intercom comes through with the message beep Hallelujah! Gear up, Dag! Only six days till Turkey! “Luck is with me, I have Aleka to do it for me!”

Nelson is looking at a photo of Grampa. He tells Grampa that he doesn’t have a mustache in that photo while he does in several others.  “You are very observant, Nelson. Let me tell you a little known fact about me.  In every picture ever taken of me, I either have a mustache or I do not have one when taken.”  That is the PICKLE of it this day.

A gigantic sword fight is taking place between the two war parties and Hagar seems in trouble.  He calls out to his lieutenant that he cannot fight on and calls for help.  I NEED HELP!!  Well, his lieutenant takes a backscratcher and rubs his commander’s back which seems to have been itching him badly.  As Hagar slays his adversary, he exclaims: AHHH! THANKS!! WHAT A TERRIBLE ITCH!

In Beetle Bailey, we find Sarge talking with his lieutenant explaining his new Beetle APP. It alerts me to whenever he goofs off.  Beetle we find sitting under a tree per usual and answers his buddy’s query of what he is tuned to.  “It is my Sarge’s APP.  It makes it look like I am working when, in fact,  I am goofing off.”

For Better or Worse, we find doc petting and finishing up grooming a pooch. “Here is your baby Mrs. Patterson.  All clean and prettied up!” And together with that is handed the bill for $60.  $Sixty bucks for brushing a DOG??!

The Family Circus sees our entering the picture with Sis calling her mother and asking if it is okay to give Jeffy a good talking, too?

And finally we come to ZIGGY who has been away on vacation from his office. Upon returning home and showing up for work, he finds a long note next to the closed and locked door having the sign OUT OF BUSINESS.  We find him reading the note that was left for him on his return. “Dear Ziggy, While you were away, we started an office lottery ticket pool and won $1.6 billion dollars. Everyone retired and the company was shut down and is no longer in business.  Hope you had a nice vacation!”

POLITICAL HIGH JINXS in the headlines of the D&C:  New York City Thanks his favorite feeding trough for sweeping count-wise returns.  New York City returned Governor Cuomo to the State House.  But looking at the state-wide returns, his adversary carried most of the rest of the State.  Regrettably New York doesn’t have winning  based upon majority of counties of which the Republicans carried.  Yep. No representation of the population  outside the BIG APPLE which axes all the competition being backed by big labor, and citizens being forever blocked from a meaningful election based upon territory and that means counties in New York State.  TOO BAD.  The system stinks! when society loses out with a diverse cross section of workers from farms to businesses that overshadow labor unions per se.

NOW YOU SEE THE WISDOM OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS IN SELECTING LEADERS THAT REPRESENT A CROSS SECTION OF TOWNS, CITIES, COUNTIES.

 

The Amateur Eye – The Work Ethic

November 11, 2018

Success is in the eye of the beholder.  There are different paths individuals and groups can follow that lead to fulfillment.  That word fulfillment speaks volumes about the nature of discovering and achieving success.  Such success is not based on results of monetary gains over a working ledger of personal or joint effort.  No, the value of success achieved in one’s life either over a short or long period is one achieving goals and satisfaction of accomplishments wherein your presence on the local, state. national or international stage leaves a picture and or written history of having lived it and part of it.

For example, students who enter the field of religion, studying and selecting one of the various denominations for a chosen life work, by my own research, is guided by giving one’s self to God and biblical guidance.  It is perhaps the greatest gift a child of God can aspire to as a life work.  It requires commitment, trust and love for living things and faith in the Lord’s promises that those who walk hand-in-hand with him will forever find his blessings and regardless the hardships or good times, your prayers will be the torch of guidance forever. That gift is passed and offered to all who cross his or her path in life.

Our America today is suffering as a Nation, as a people which blessings have enriched us as a nation of many nationalities and religious beliefs and offers to the public at large the blessings of God that equate that man and woman, children of the Holy Father, our Lord and Savior came to found a Land rich in resources, laborious fields of interests, and founded on principles of a strong work ethic and religious heritage.  It is a Republic and not a Democracy (the worst form of government) which the public often is confused by both from ignorance and a false reading of history centuries old.

Regardless what you believe, our founding fathers were men of learning and wisdom, of pride in the debate of ideas.  Our modern leaders today could not hold a candle to the wisdom of our settlers nor the integrity of truisms handed down to us with a document that guaranteed the righting of the ship of state through the passage of time.  Thus, the legal rights granted to slavery, exclusion of women’s rights–perhaps the two most vices of those and previous times was eventually put to rest through our legislative process.

“Ignorance is no excuse”… I have heard as have you presumably tossed about loosely.  It means that our education system has failed in civic discourse.  The early times of our Land was a text book on what was founded in one volume about our history.  It was a relatively brief sketch of our people and Land.  Absent was anything resembling hatred. That part of history showed ridicule of differences in talent, skin color, levels of education, religion—all things that brought to the surface wherever people congregated and where a natural type of hatred accumulated, ever increasing in intensity due to ignorant and clueless, poorly or well educated fostered wholly in part through class warfare and European family position in both public and political governance.  That was largely on a scale of city and towns but where close ties existed among the more rural areas largely populated by large estates and host of small farm communities.  In a word: FREEDOM assured the individual law abiding citizenry rights that continue to exist today.  This righting of the ship says God has the Satanic Devil’s earthly rule of sinners in check and Satan cannot escape his destruction nor exposure of his lies to right living.

Our people experimented with socialism or brand of communism in the 1600s in Amsterdam, NY.  Philosophy of this experiment was one of communal togetherness in all matters of life.  But what was discovered was that jealousies were worse than ever among the people of all ages.  And it resulted in a growing hatred and class distinction. The whole concept failed and was wiped from the pages of history.

Oddly we do not learn from history because history is tainted and subversively undermining our education system from grade to college.  There is false tenet being taught as truth.  Al Gore got rich on his theories of global warming which was debated on one of Mark Levin’s TV broadcasts that featured the errors in such Global computerized conclusions, more than a few falling far short of accuracy.  What is actual fact from fallacy touches all of us from science to engineered journalistic pandering.  Right now I am shivering less I heat the house to 80 degrees from the blowing cold mass sweeping our region.  Will I awake at the white-out??  Who knows.  I do not know what nature has in store for us this winter.  I only know that those pesky little furry visitors are black on both ends of our caterpillar larva-worm population and a true  winter predictor which I believe over any scientific review coming from a computer program guide.

Where else has science fallen short?  Well, it was predicted that our foliage was going to be dull this year.  Not so according to my travels around our local lakes. Yes, some foliage is greenish brown but there are plenty of hills and dales showing brilliant colors as I travel about scenic New York State.

I ask each of you to give thought to the rights and wrongs of our social experiments issued by government for both domestic and military affairs.  I pray for those guilty of attacking Justice Kavanaugh because they know not what they do.  It will not go good for them when they eventually meet their maker, presuming they believe in God at all.  Their combined hatred of this man and his family, the subsequent admittance of lies by his numerous accusers and political desire to destroy an honorable and decent addition to the Supreme Court for political expediency, not for truth but for evil maneuvering that injured both parents and children in this political hatchet job.  God…..have mercy on their souls–one and all.  I really fear for the first time our great Nation and if it can survive the hatred,  envy and socialists and communists long harbored within our government institutions as noted in the treatise: THE NAKED COMMUNIST, long ago removed from the shelves of our school libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

The Amateur Eye – Crooks in the Soup

November 3, 2018

If you feel in your political gut that you are misunderstood or suffer from inferiority or on the other end, just remember that the culprit is often in your own mind—having no basis whatever except a vivid imagination.  Too many follow the media journalists who you must remember need to fill material for a deadline.  In most cases the agenda of these folks are dictated by the news outlets.  You want to keep your job don’t you?  And just as likely the brain of these journalists and reporters live in fear for any number of reasons.

I daily read my newspaper and find corruption at every level of government.  Where  does it come from?  One week exposed are Democrats, the next are Republicans who are caught with their fat salaries ever increased through fraud. The really true honest ones are often given little for truth and honestly. You look back and see their platform which they ran on and just somehow crooked fingers get in the honey jar of greedy desires thinking they are beyond reproach.

Human greed corrupts every segment of the political platforms often seen as is the old mafia or black hand emergence over time to be seen as a government of the dark side. It took the courts to authorize guns to FBI agents which waged war on organized crime that found corruption as a means to wealth for scumbags.  It never ends.  Drugs, prostitution—  human bondage of slavery.

My grandfather always said in elections of politicians to beware what you ask for because what you get will likely not be what you voted for.  We can only ask our Lord to guide us in thought and deed for people with backbone strong enough to weather the storms leaders face.  In America we need to pray for our leaders, and especially the President.  We have one President, cabinet and Congress duly elected by the people for either a two or four year term.  Sometimes I think this encourages criminal or at the least bad behavior where temptation of the all mighty dollar or power grab seems to bring out the worst corruption in government not pleasing to the American people.

 

 

Don’s Coffee & Tea Break

November 2, 2018

The general major news sources fall far short of good journalism because they are phony and merely pass themselves through the media as daily news.  What real credentials do they come to the table as journalists?

On a topic mail I get, I am sure most are important to them but lets face it folks, if you are anything like me I say STOP REPEATING TONS OF IT! One such letter package I received from Ben Stein, writing for Young America’s Foundation (YAF). His long letter details what has been going on in our high schools, colleges and universities to push the ultra-liberal garbage of former President Obama by indoctrinating teachers at every level.

YAF reaches young people with real American history and aided by the conservative movement in America  beliefs and moral values. They reach young people of high school and college age through college conferences, lecture program, seminars, and training programs being taught at the Reagan Ranch-Center and nationwide. You can reach them at 1-800-USA-1776.

I have supported YAF for many years.–Don.