Don’t blame US…!!!

Since most of us are a bit over 55 (right?), I got this email and thought I’d share it:   

Senior citizens (at least white, male ones) are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not try to blame others.

It was NOT senior citizens who took:

The
 melody out of music,
The
 pride out of appearance,
The
 courtesy out of driving,
The
 romance out of love,
The 
commitment out of marriage,
The
 responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,
The
 learning out of education

The service out of patriotism,
The
 Golden Rule from rulers,
The
 nativity scene out of cities,
The
 civility out of behavior,
The
 refinement out of language,
The
 dedication out of employment,
The
 prudence out of spending,
The
 ambition out of achievement or God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!

And, we DO understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.  Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!

YES, I’M A SENIOR CITIZEN! 

I’m the life of the party…
Even if it only lasts until 8 p.m.

I’m very good at opening childproof caps…with a hammer.

I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

I’m smiling all the time, because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.

I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that’s just my left leg.

I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!

HOW ABOUT YOU?

ZZZZ

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Sunday Faith Blog….and a very special musical treat from a friend of yours!

THIS is a wonderful recording of our friend FreeThinke…he played this years ago and has resurrected it so beautifully.  Please join me in listening to this wonderful piece by Beethoven, played by our own FT!  Please read “Program Notes” under “See More”.

“Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:24-25 NLT).

Here is the testimony of a Chinese Christian: “I walked through the road of life and had fallen into a great ditch. The ditch was filled with depression, discouragement, and sin. As I lay in that ditch, Mohammed came along and said, ‘It’s your fault you’re in the ditch. You offended Allah, and this is your just punishment.’

Then Marx came by and said, ‘You’re in the ditch because of class warfare. You must revolt.’ But after the government changed, I was still in my ditch.

Then Buddha came along and said, ‘You’re not really in that ditch. You just think you’re there. It’s all an illusion of the mind. Be at peace.’

Then Confucius came by and said, ‘Here are the 10 steps of self-attainment by which you can get out of your ditch. If you will struggle, you will climb out eventually.’

But as much as I struggled and strained, I couldn’t get out of the ditch, because it was too deep.

“Then one day, Jesus Christ came by and saw me in my ditch. Without a word, he took off his white robe and got down in the muddy ditch with me. Then he lifted me up with his strong arms and got me out of the ditch. Thank God that Jesus did for me what I could not do for myself.”

No amount of shame, no amount of revolution, no amount of illusion, no amount of struggle….nothing works.   But HIM.

Have a great Sunday……..Think of a dear actress friend  of mine who brought many to Buddhism over her 20 years as a Buddhist and regrets very little else in her life since she became a very strong Christian.

Z

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I know the LEAK from the White House!

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE…………..THIS MAN!

Why not?  There have been meetings we are told had 3 people there, plus the president, and someone from there leaked and they can’t figure out who it was?  WHAT?

But THIS WOMAN knows the scoops and her husband is frequently badgering Trump.

Pillow Talk…….:-)

 

Z

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THE SHAH and the future……

Do you think this whole world might have been different had the Iranian Shah not been deposed during Jimmy Carter’s administration?   I think so…and I was thinking how much different it would be.   How much better, I believe.

What do you think of why it happened, how it happened, how you feel the world would have differed today?

Z

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It’s America, learn our customs, keep us all safe

Talk about overkillTHIS ARTICLE is mostly rubbish.   I have never worn, nor will I ever wear, a hijab, so I can’t know the exact emotions of this story, but I believe the woman’s reaction is total overkill…just NUTS. I believe this is to promote her beliefs and drag unthinking American liberals along with her..

This Muslim woman was going to court to finalize a divorce  and she was denied entry  “A small hair clip I overlooked set off the metal detector.”    (Z: I never knew a tiny hair clip could set off a metal detector, but okay….let’s say it can….okay)

“We wear hijab as a sign of modesty, a sign of our connection to God, and a way to emulate one of the most revered women in our religious tradition: the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.   Excuse me??  HERE is an article of 17 reasons muslim women wear hijabs…none includes the mother of Jesus.  No other articles I found about wearing hijabs mentioned Mary or Jesus, either;  you don’t tend to get Jesus or the Virgin Mary mentioned in anything related to Islam!  (And yes, I know, muslims do believe Jesus lived and was a good man. BIG difference to believing that and emulating his mother as part of islamic tradition!)

“Being asked to remove my hijab in public by a man is like being asked to take off my shirt in front of him.”  As embarrassing as showing your naked breasts to a stranger?   WHAT?

“I was forced to kneel down in front of them, a position of prostration and vulnerability that Muslims offer only to God. “   So you can’t kneel for anybody or anything else?

“I hope to use my experience to seek justice for myself, other Muslim women, and all Americans by filing a lawsuit against the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (Z: SURPRISE!) to ensure that members of religious minorities are treated with respect on entering public buildings. No one should have to experience what I did and I hope to set an example for my young children, that they may grow up in a country that honors their religion and treats them fairly and with dignity.”    Right…like Iran?  You mean you hope to use your experience to sue and make some big dough, right, now that you’re getting divorced?

Everyone wants people in this country treated fairly, but not to the peril of Americans.  We’d like to be assured that when we see someone enter a building or a crowd outside, nobody’s going to blow up.   She says she asked for a female deputy to look under the hijab and that probably should have happened, but the excuses and the leftwing idiocy this woman brings up are sickening…and probably extremely dangerous, too.

As I titled this piece and I’ll say it again; it’s America, learn our customs, err on our side, go with our rules, keep us all safe.  I found this article so disingenuous and so exaggerated and so playing to the liberal silliness of ‘them before us,’ that I had to post it and get your thoughts…

And yes, I could have used a hijab image for this post, but…I couldn’t bring myself to.

Z

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SCHOOL SAFETY….wow

Up to WHO??  So Broward County seems to have dropped the ball on school protection.   Our pal, Jersey Jack, brought THIS to my attention and I thought you ought to see it, too.

Obviously, THIS really caught our eye:

“The school board’s embrace of progressive programs, including The Promise Program and the Behavior Intervention Program, Preston maintains, has protected problem students — like the student who eventually slaughtered 17 people in February — shielding them from effective disciplinary measures and thus allowing them to remain threats to their peers.”

Then there is THIS ARTICLE that interested me because these mothers are complaining about not enough discipline to have somehow prevented the Parkland murders, too!  This article came out yesterday;  I’ve had this Jersey Jack story for a while.  Sometimes things happen for a reason.

What do you think?  Should the school district be held responsible for being so liberal they can’t bring themselves to properly check into and act on kids who seem “a little weird?”   Honestly, we have at least one girl at the high school I’m associated with who is REALLY weird; to herself, quiet like a mummy…..odd.  If I didn’t know her folks and her brother who also goes there, and if she wasn’t a girl…..but is that enough?  

Z  (thanks, JJ)

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Nice stories need to be told…….

Finally, a REALLY NICE STORY!  Though kind of embarrassing for her son!
Sure, the mother might be awful, and that’s why her son ignored Mother’s Day….but these waitresses (pardon me, “people on the wait staff”) did do the right thing!

ENJOY!

Z

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The DEFICIT……

HOW DOES TRUMP EXPLAIN THIS AWAY?   OR SHOULD HE?

???

Z

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Sunday Faith Blog

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.……..to the few of you who are mothers and read GeeeZ!

I’m a ‘homestay mother’ and have come to enjoy and feel nourished myself by the nourishment I give my Mexican, Chinese and, now, German student who lives with me until early June.  I’d keep this one forever if I could.  My Chinese boy who was here 9 months last year calls me his “California mother” still to this day.  He’s been gone a year this week and living about 1 1/2 hours away, but keeps in touch.

“God, please bless our mothers……thank you for them, forgive them, bless them, let their memory linger with us in wonderful ways;   One of the greatest things you invented was THE MOTHER.    My two stepchildren call me “Z-Mom” and are always there for me, keep in close contact though they live in Munich or are out sailing the world!  Thank you.  And you send me foreign students who I’ve loved ‘mothering’.  Good stuff.  I thank you particularly for MY MOTHER.  She is selfless, beautiful, supportive, and just about everything one can want in a mother.  Keep her healthy for many years to come.”

I hope you all have good mother memories and encourage you to share some here if you’d like!

“25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 

26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,here is your son,”

27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”  John 19: 25-27   

Jesus loved his mother so much he was in physical agony and knew he must make sure she’s taken good care of.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Z

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I believe John Kelly is right…

…and I believe those statistics are RUBBISH about 44% of immigrants speaking good English.  Not the illegals I hear around here, believe me.  He also says immigrants “don’t have skills.”  When you come from a poor village in Mexico and sneak into America, you don’t have skills that America needs because you haven’t learned it, how could you?  I’m so sick of of the media taking quotes that are perfectly RIGHT and twisting them so stupidly.

CHECK THIS OUT

What is wrong with Kelly’s remarks?  Is it an insult to tell an immigrant they should fit into American culture?  Is it a character issue that they can’t learn English quickly?  Who does?   How can anybody think a poor Mexican has skills needed in this country?  How can they expect people to speak English well?

The article ran out of nasty things to say so it pits these two paragraphs against each other…I don’t see it working;  Trump is right.  So is Kelly.

“Trump campaigned on stopping illegal immigration in part by promising to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. His administration has since canceled temporary residence permits for thousands, issued executive orders to stop travel from certain countries, canceled protections for immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and more.

Kelly thinks certain people who are in the U.S. under temporary protected status, who have been in the U.S. for a “considerable” amount of time, should be put on a path to citizenship and allowed to stay, he said in the NPR interview.”

Such rubbish in the news.  Yes, I know better than most that none of this is new, but the stupidity, the irresponsibility, the constant ‘gotcha!’ is getting even more on my nerves these days.

Z

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