Thursday, December 28, 2023

Monday, December 25, 2023

On Light in Darkness & Christmas Blessings


Amid the bustle, may peace guide you.

Despite the noise, may silence speak to you.

Under the lights, may the darkness beckon.

When demands are made of you,

may you be sustained by the gift you are given.

When jolly words frame hidden loneliness,

may you know unshakable love.

When you are surrounded by what is trite and cheesy

and hounded by what is expected and irrelevant,

may you be arrested by wonder,

led by delight, and held with tender love.

When you wait for the surprise that never comes,

may the grace that has always been happening

catch up with you.

Not with earthquake or armies,

but tiny and fragile, quiet and easy to miss,

may the Child come to you.

from Unfolding Light

Friday, December 22, 2023

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

On Holding the Rope, Subversion & Decency on the Ballot


 The Latin root subvertere means “to turn from below,” and when you turn something on its head in a sneaky way, that's subversion.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

On More Ugh & Aaack


On Aaack & Ugh


File this under "Another Weird Perversion", with perversion defined as: the alteration of something from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended.  

Friday, December 15, 2023

And I Did Not Write This

OK, you're all ready to confine me to the Home for Wayward Commenters. I get it. I haven't given up.


When you read this, you may wonder if, mirabile dictu, it just might come to pass.

This is off Sundance and here is a blurb to get your attention:

Within this story, you discover the CIA, NSA, DNI, DIA, DOJ-NSD, Pentagon and State Dept all believe President Donald J. Trump is going to win the 2024 election.  If they didn’t fear and anticipate his victory, the Senate would not be taking action to control the ramifications of his pending victory. 

His main thesis is Your opinion of their ability is vastly overrated.

This perspective is driven in part by the incapacity of most to understand how the silo system of control inside the matrix of our governmental institutions works.

Everything is compartmentalized….

Every aspect of what you know in totality is unknown to every participant who operates inside each compartment.

That’s a fancy way of saying, you know more than they do.

And that's the part that grabbed my attention because any reading of history tells you it is the absolute truth. Did Stalin let Beria know what Khrushchev was doing. Did Herrmann know what OKW was doing? That was part of the safety mechanism. Nobody got to know as much as the Fuhrer (or Caudillo or Duce) did.

Which explains something that has probably bugged everybody. How could they make so many stupid mistakes with the people? How could they alienate those constituencies they can't afford to lose?

Consider - we're still being told by Fake News how the economy is improving, but we all know a lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck. Food is up 18%. Even worse the price of toys is up enough that Hasbro (GI Joe, etc) is farming out a lot of their manufacturing to smaller companies.

It's one thing to cut back on the goodies, but telling a 5 year old Santa Claus ain't coming this year is something else.

Blacks are departing the Demos in numbers strong enough to cause concern. Same with kids (FJB ring a bell?), women, and Hispanics.

I'm the first one to say we're a long way from 11/5/24, but the reality that the Supremes may strike down the J6 persecutions (and with them, those aimed at Trump) is starting to hit home.

If you needed a little Christmas cheer, flavor your egg nog with it.

They just don't make TV like they used too!

I'd Love to Change the World - but I am afraid it is too late!

There can be only one!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023

On Lit Candles & Creative Messengers

At one time, I enthusiastically made a practice of entering into the Season of Advent by clipping fresh greens to build a wreath, lighting a new candle each Sunday, and focusing on advent specific readings in the days leading up to Christmas.   I don't recall when I quit doing that, but am guessing it was soon after I left the church during the mid-2000's, to look for and find a different path forward.  This week, however, I received an email with a message that lit a candle in my own heart.  It contained a call to serve as light by engaging as creative messengers.   In a world where darkness seems to prevail, with truth hard to find and hold, and grace gone missing, I appreciated being reminded of the seemingly small things that matter greatly and serve to call forth and ignite more of the same.  

                                 The Spirit of God dwells within us and urges us to 

                                       Prepare the Way, 

                                            Cry out, 

                                                 Let our Voice be heard, 

                                                      Call out in earnest.

                                  Send us as creative Messengers….

                                       Telling stories that instruct,

                                           Sharing memories that connect,

                                                Communicating love that recreates,

                                                      Fostering environments that regenerate

Friday, December 8, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

On Leaders & Followers

When an individual has no personal integrity (honesty, values and morals that they uphold) and are therefore willing to do whatever it takes to _________________(fill in the blank).  

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Friday, December 1, 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

On Fall & Fallout

If you haven't watched The Fall of Minneapolis documentary yet, it's worth a look  Most intriguing to me was the fallout that resulted with regard to crime, resident safety and Minneapolis Police Department staffing.  I was also previously unaware of how unprotected the police officers were during the rioting and how poorly the closing down of the 3rd precinct had been handled.  It appears those who'd remained inside the building were left to fend for themselves (and in some cases run for their lives) during the final evacuation process, just prior to vandals breaching the perimeter to torch and destroy precinct headquarters. 

The video closes with a quote from Alex Kueng, the African American police officer responsible for arresting Floyd, on May 25, 2020, on suspicion of attempting to pass a counterfeit bill at a neighborhood convenience store. 

When asked by the interviewer, "Alex, what do you want people to know about this case?" Kueng's response was "...What's been done is done.  And I just hope at the very least people in the future can keep an open mind and not let instances like this happen.  Just use my case as an example to not jump the gun, not knee jerk, not fall to the race bait, to the social media, to the media, and let them get away with what they do. Because if things like this keep happening, no one anywhere is going to have any sense of justice left. "

It concludes with this:   If we don't stand for the truth, we'll fall for the lies.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Da Troof Be Out

Like it or not, the evidence the Demos are losing core constituencies is overwhelming. It's their main motivator to dump the lying dogfaced pony soldier.

Albeit the words of a black Republican, they nonetheless illustrate the truth. The illegals that are being pushed into these communities, sucking up the resources from the longtime residents that live there... taxpayers, poor taxpayers, are now going to have to foot the bill for these people.

The Demos have lost the kids and they're losing women. Hispanics are also falling away. A lot of the gender stuff Brandon spouts is the desperation of the Democrats to shore up their  fading coalition.

Fact is, 50 years of lies and scams are coming home to roost. The people Lyndon Johnson said would be voting Democrat are finding out the Millennium isn't coming. This is especially true for blacks and their resentment of the halfa cracka who spent 8 years playing golf and eating Waygu steak with white people instead of making their lives better.

I have no idea what the future holds, but it's becoming plain this ain't Franklin Roosevelt's country any more.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Friday, November 17, 2023

On Reason & Deception

 From Reason's November 16, 2023 post, by Zach Weissmueller, who talked with Senator Rand Paul, about his quest to uncover the origins of COVID-19 and hold Anthony Fauci accountable: 

"'When I first heard about the debate [over the origins of COVID-19]…I assumed that the scientists were being honest with us," says Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.). But his mind changed after reading a May 2021 article self-published on Medium by former New York Times science journalist Nicholas Wade. "As I began looking at this, the evidence, I think, was very, very strong that it came from a lab.'

Paul, who has a new book called Deception: The Great COVID Cover-Up, famously clashed with former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci in multiple Senate hearings over the question of whether his agency funded risky "gain-of-function" research in Wuhan, China, that Paul believes may have resulted in the creation of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Gain-of-function research involves enhancing the transmissibility or deadliness of viruses in human tissue. Fauci denied ever funding such research, telling Paul in July 2021, 'You do not know what you're talking about.'

But Paul tells Reason that the evidence that Fauci was lying has been piling up since then.

"It's a felony to lie to Congress," says Paul. 'It's punishable by up to five years in prison.'

He referred the matter to Attorney General Merrick Garland for criminal prosecution but says he's received no reply."

On Bit in the Teeth & Limited/Unlimited Grasp


Tuesday, November 7, 2023