The Bible


What passes for pastoral sermons these days all too often amounts to little more than biblical interpretation.  Preachers, pastors, priests, etc. stand in their pulpits, having built an entire sermon around a segment or segments of the bible, and explain what it means.  I’m sorry, but that seems kind of trite to me.

The bible is a history book.  It is the history of the Jewish and Christian faiths. It covers approximately 4,000 plus or minus years.  Let’s not include “Genesis” it is truly a work of fiction. Let’s just talk about the rest of this history book. Blasphemy you say? No, not really if you really examine it.  Do we worship the bible? I am quite certain I never have and never will. Why should I? It is not sacred, it merely pretends to inform us of the events leading up to and including the death of Jesus Christ.

In some printings it is titled the Holy Bible, in others it is just the Bible.  Very often (but not always) the words “inspired by God” are included in many printed versions.  How does the publishers know this? They weren’t around thousands of years ago when the words were written. This is just an example of a publisher’s selling tool. Also the words
“According to”” as in the gospel according to is yet another publisher’s selling tool. Those words were added in the last 50 years. Don’t believe it? Just look at a really old version of the bible and see what you find there.

In truth, the bible is the best selling book ever to hit the world wide market. Tons of money have been made from its sales.  I’m sure tons more will be made in the future, but none of it will come from me. I only worship & acknowledge God, not any book, not even the “Holy Bible.”

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POOR MAXINE … I should have gotten a Government Job!


What did you expect from Pelosi’s buddy?

SHE FEELS YOUR PAIN!

Busted Poverty Warrior Maxine Waters’ Plush $4.5 Million Los Angeles Mansion:  Indoor Swimming Pool … Outdoor gates and walls…

Posted on April 26, 2017

How can a member of Congress afford a $4.5 million Los Angeles mansion that takes up half a city block in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country?  Ask Maxine Waters.

Ask her about her other two homes as well, worth another approximate $850,000 to $1.1 million.  Savvy real estate acquisitions for a public servant with a $174,000 House of Representatives salary.  Whoops, almost left out Maxine’s time share property in Palm Springs, California.  Add that to her list.

Only one of her homes is located in the gritty Los Angeles congressional district which she was elected to represent.  Her exclusive estate is miles north … well outside her congressional district … far away from Los Angeles’ street crime, murder and the folks she is supposed to help.  Apparently, Maxine has addressed concerns about help.  A private company maintains her property and impressive manicured landscaping at the mansion.

Oh, we almost forgot this too.  Maxine Waters’ posh 6,000 square foot Los Angeles estate is protected with wrought-iron gates at the front doors and gates for driveways and patios on each side of the Mediterranean-style abode.  And add a long brick wall that protects the side of the sprawling property.  There are some gates and fencing in the back also, near the custom barbecue area and the detached structure that houses Maxine’s newly built indoor pool.  Or is the swimming pool in the main house?  We’ll have to ask the butler.

For someone who touts a wall-free society where illegal aliens can roam free, Maxine Waters sure seems concerned about gates and walls to protect her in the Los Angeles mansion.  Perhaps she’s worried the wayward homeless or DREAMers might pool hop or grille a Salisbury steak while she’s busy on CNN railing about President Donald Trump or how she really cares about financially-strapped Americans struggling to make ends meet.

The Maxine Waters estate boasts large scale rooms touted as “perfect for gracious entertaining” in one Los Angeles – based publication.  It includes a “stunning entry with a dramatic staircase … lovely pecan paneling in family room … guest house too!”

Who keeps an eye on the place when Maxine is on the east coast fighting world poverty and hunger?  Her neighbors include the mayor of Los Angeles, singer Chris Brown, Norman Chandler, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, actor Neal McDonough, Lord Baltimore’s Christian Audigier, among many others including the former Tudor Revival style mansion of deceased oil magnate J. Paul Getty.  The mayor of Los Angeles resides in the former mansion of Getty.  He’s a Democrat too.
And all this time Maxine had America conned into believing she was elected to her Washington, D.C. post to help the downtrodden folks struggling in poverty-plagued inner cities like the one in her backyard.  Well, not that backyard.  That could get dicey.  Those folks might want to get out of the sun and use the air-conditioned indoor pool area.  What … your 100-year-old imported marble floors are too good for the homeless?
Wait, it even gets more ridiculous.  We found approximately 17 building permits on file since Waters purchased this home in 2004.  Waters had many additions built on the nearly 100-year old property, costing another estimated $1 million-plus, according to our math.  Likely more.  She commissioned the indoor pool built and even paid a plumber to pipe hot and cold water, as well as propane gas to her outdoor grilling area and custom kitchen.  She added a pergola too, building records show and an additional 15’ X 18′ custom patio cover.  Hey, before you judge:  It gets hot in Los Angeles and shade is a premium.  Ask any homeless veteran.

Some of the building permits filed on the tony Windsor Square section home provided details like “Interior remodel in kitchen family room and master bathroom … addition of French doors and windows relocate windows remove interior walls … addition of shear walls and beams at ground floor.  Many other permits did not give explanations of the home improvement work.
Maxine Waters’ house takes up the same geographic acreage as two of her neighbors’ properties combined.  That’s an extra-large carbon footprint, especially in Los Angeles.

A typical Democratic phony loaded with multiple homes, cash and the walls and iron to protect them from would-be troublemakers.  Maxine Waters, who rails about President Donald Trump’s financials and tax returns, filed her most financial disclosure form with Congress in 2015.  She lists her approximate net worth in the $450,000 range.  That’s a mere fraction of the amount of the home improvements made to her Los Angeles estate.  Maxine Waters lists the mortgage on her Los Angeles mansion at somewhere between $1 million and $5 million.  What’s a few million between D.C. friends?

Please tell us again, Maxine:  Who should be investigated and impeached?  Maxine rants about the plague of homelessness and the GOP’s contribution to it.  The irony is thick.  It’s worth clicking and reading the story while she talks about poverty in America.

Built in 1924, Maxine Waters’ Mediterranean-style estate is worth $4.5 million today.
Deadbolt gates on the front doors, gates on the driveways, patios.  So much for carefree border-less living.
Flanked by a long brick and landscape wall that runs half a city block.
Main house, guest house, outdoor barbecue island and kitchen are seen here.
A view from Maxine’s neighbor who also boasts a large and long wall.
The sprawling property dwarfs the two properties behind it.
East Coast digs.  Maxine’s Washington, D.C pad across the street from the Albanian & Costa Rican embassies.

Spread this far and wide around the country to let everyone know what a
hypocritical crazy crook old mad Maxine is.  How does this looney leftist pay
the taxes and maintain all the properties on a $174K gov’t salary?

The obvious answer is that she cannot possibly maintain and pay the taxes on those properties on a $174,000 salary. She is obviously being fed money under the table through her vast corrupt, kickback system.
 

 

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Why I Love my Doctor


I recently had to choose a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, she said I was doing fairly well for my age. (I am 81 )
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking her, ‘Do you think I’ll live to be 85 ?
She asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?’
‘Oh no,’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’
Then she asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?’
‘I said, ‘Not much… My former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!’
‘Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?’
‘No, I don’t,’ I said.
She asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?’
‘No,’ I said……..
She looked at me and said,

‘Then, why do you even give a shit?

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Why I like Bullys


Why would anyone like bullys you may ask. Surely they are to be despised and avoided at all times.  No I say, they serve a very useful function, especially when I am confronted by one.

First of all, a bully is almost always full of himself and very confident.  That, in and of itself, makes him an easy target.  He will have so much confidence, he will let down his guard, thinking he is invulnerable.  I do what I can to encourage his confidence.

Next, I experience a great deal of satisfaction when I make him bleed, or at the very least, make him wish he had never met me.  That is the best feeling in the world.

It doesn’t take courage to hurt a bully and put him in his place, just the realization that inside, he is a coward and is over compensating for some reason.  What reason?  I don’t really give a damn, I just enjoy the satisfaction.

 

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I’m a writer


English was always my best subject in high school. I don’t know why, but it always just made sense to me and its rules were easy to understand and follow. I guess that’s why I was a newspaper writer in the Air Force.  Many things I wrote were published in civilian newspapers as well as the Air Force Times.  After the Air Force, I went to college and majored in accounting because I reasoned accounting was something that there would always be a need for.  I won’t lie, it was a struggle for me.

Today I’m way past retirement age, but my writing skills are still there and I have the satisfaction of knowing I’m putting my beloved expertise to very good use. My 43 year old school teacher son is trying to improve his future, and that of his family, by furthering his education. He has to write tons of papers and he sends them all to me to edit and revise. His writing skill is, quite frankly, abysmal to put it mildly. Despite that, he graduated from the Master’s program with honors. He is now engaged in what is called the Specialist’s Degree program and will soon graduate from it also with honors.

He does all the required research and sends it to me to compose, write and complete.  I’m happy to do it because, quite frankly, I’m not sure I was as good at being a father to him as I could, or perhaps, should have been when he was younger.  I was too busy building a career to have spent as much time with him as I should have.  Maybe I’m guilt tripping myself a little too much, but I feel good about what I’m doing now.  No one knows about me and they don’t need to know.  They just see his good work and I’m fine with that.

He jokes and says when he gets his Doctorate, we are both going to walk across the stage.  I told him that won’t be necessary, I just hope I live long enough to be there to see it.

 

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It wasn’t God


Three times evil men who meant to do me harm, died of “natural causes” i.e. heart attacks. At first I thought it was God who was protecting me. Then I realized that God is love and he wouldn’t do that. I know someone who definitely would do that without any hesitation: my dead father.

I have seen enough of people who reached back into this world after they died to know it is really possible for it to happen. I have always felt angst because my father and I were at odds when he died. I wish that we could have been reconciled before it happened.

He was accustomed to violence, he had fought in the World War two in Europe. He killed many people during that time and had been shot himself. We were some what at odds when he died, but he still loved me and he wouldn’t have hesitated to protect me.

Thanks Dad for the protection. Ending those guys at just the right moment is much appreciated.

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I Almost Died….


I’m out of the hospital now.  My wife took me to the emergency room because I wasn’t feeling well.  The E.R. Doc admitted me because of my congestive Heart Failure. As time passed, I began feeling MUCH worse. The second night, I was having a lot of trouble breathing. It’s very unsettling when you can’t even draw in a breath of air. I felt certain I was going to die at any moment. I must have struggled for half an hour before a nurse finally came in and called respiratory therapy. The therapy worked and my breathing returned to normal.

I’m old now, 73, and I’ve had a very full and rewarding life so I wouldn’t say I’d have missed much if I had died then and there.  I would say it would have been a hard death, not quick and painless, but drawn out as if I were drowning again and again.  My wife and daughter were there.  They also thought they were watching me die.

I know my time to die will come and probably soon.  I don’t fear death, but I do hope it will just be a quick one with no one watching.  I don’t want anyone to share this experience, particularly not loved ones. If God is listening, maybe he will grant this simple request. I don’t think it’s a lot to ask.

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