Sunday Faith Blog

Oh, BLISS!  Would that more children got this very, very sweet message!   Please watch, it’s only a tad more than 3 minutes and the end mentions the clincher I wanted for today’s Sunday Faith Blog, the first one in December, the Christmas month!

This is contrary to those very sweet Hallmark movies, (all day, all late November and December), where they constantly seek the meaning of Christmas and, over the years, not one of them has mentioned WHY Christmas exists!  The meaning appears to be, according to those scripts, finding a boyfriend at Christmas, making the best cookie at Christmas, marrying at Christmas!  Which is all cute, but………………what?

I rejoice with my readers that we know the true meaning of Christmas and I hope you enjoy this little Peanuts video!

God bless!

Z

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General James Mattis…Mad Dog ROCKS

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I LIKE GENERAL “MAD DOG” MATTIS SO MUCH!  HERE is an article including some of his quotes…..You’ll love the public comments under the article…they love him!

“It’s all the more important today that we hold to our precious legacy of ferocious, ethical combat performance.”     It doesn’t get better than that. … it just doesn’t.

What do you think of him?

Z

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Chip and Joanna Gaines…HATEFUL CHRISTIANS?

EVERYONE better darn well follow the gay, leftwing agenda or you lose your gig.   Or they’ll try to get you thought of as a bigot, a hateful person….that’s the ‘open minded left’ for you!!  imagine?

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Did you hear about Joanna and Chip Gaines of “Fixer Upper,” the HGTV show which focuses on home remodels in and around Waco, Texas?  They apparently have the nerve to attend a CHURCH whose PASTOR upholds the BIBLE’s view on homosexuality!  :-)  So, they’re basically being threatened for their pastor’s beliefs.   Wait, didn’t Obama get an ‘all clear’ because he said he had never heard his pastor/friend Jeremiah Wright slam this country in real unbecoming terms even when we heard Wright did that on a regular basis?  Ya, Obama did get a pass.

So why the Gaines’?  They aren’t hateful!  And if you asked that pastor if he hated homosexuals, he’d say he loves all people but only speaks up for the Bible….it’s his JOB.

Check out this paragraph from THIS ARTICLE ON THE GAINES’ SITUATION:

“But at this point, I’m not any more ready to connect thus far invisible dots between what Seibert has preached to the Gaineses than I am to condemn Obama for being seen in the same church as Jeremiah Wright. But you can bet that if Fox News is going to use this same reasoning to defend the Gaineses, I’m going to point out the hypocrisy of the network attacking Democrats who might attend church services in which radical clerics sometimes speak.”

Wait..WHAT??..Jeremiah Wright was the pastor, he WAS the ‘radical cleric’ and he spoke every week.  What the heck?   And here’s more that not only bothered me in the article, but bothered me when Megyn Kelly hammered how the pastor’s antigay remarks shouldn’t be put on the Gaines’; I kept thinking “Those aren’t the pastor’s remarks, they’re GOD’S remarks…and he never said he hated gays, he only stands by Scripture!”

Here’s what the author of the linked article said:

“Kelly’s argument is essentially that you can’t accuse the Gaineses of being antigay just because their pastor has made antigay remarks.”   It’s their RIGHT to feel as they do, it’s not hateful, they’re not hurting anyone, they just believe in the Bible!

What do you think?

ALSO:  PLEASE PLEASE pray for my friend’s breast cancer surgery this afternoon L.A. time…..pray for wisdom for the doctors, for peace for her and her family…for excellent results.  You’d LOVE HER and she’s in trouble.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Z

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CARRIER….”comin’ for to “carrier” home..?”

Mexico warns Carrier that they’re going to suffer for not moving there.

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Apparently, Carrier will get $700K a year in tax incentives to stay in Indiana.

What are you hearing?  This is an article that seems negative about the whole situation, suggesting Carrier’s parent company would lose federal contracts if it didn’t play ball.

Obviously, we’re happy Carrier workers aren’t going to lose their jobs.  Is this how we should keep jobs here?  How else could we?

Megyn “Great to see you!” Kelly did a lousy job last night covering this story;  lots of conjecture based on rumors…very liberal Austan Goolsby weighing in negatively, of course, “it’s corporate welfare” (Z: weren’t the bailouts corporate welfare, pal? Or Solyndra?)…he added that “this is not what Trump promised to do…he was going to threaten them and negotiate…this wasn’t a negotiation, they paid them to stay there” Z:  And how does one negotiate without giving something in return for a deal, Mr. Goolsbee?

Z

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ROBOTS v PEOPLE?

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We’re all hearing a lot about how even if jobs can come back, companies will use ROBOTS.

I saw a story recently that McDonald’s is using touchscreens more and more instead of cashiers!  Who’s to say a robot can’t squirt mustard on a burger?  Can you imagine how many that would put out of work?   That’s only one company…SO many are going robotic!

CAN THE WEST SURVIVE THE ROBOTIZATION OF MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE JOBS?   And, forget robots, I called DirecTV today about my bill and talked to a machine and got the info I needed from a machine…no human contact.  HOW many jobs are lost for THAT?  MANY.  That machine and robots don’t use health insurance, robots don’t have unions demanding higher wagers, there are no minority robots which need coddling…it’s CHEAPER to use robots…

What do we do with PEOPLE?  WHAT DO THEY DO TO EARN A LIVING?

Just saw the news that Carrier says they have a deal with Trump on jobs!  I hope they don’t stay in America and robotize THEIR plant…it could be the only way a company can afford to stay!!

Z

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Petraeus…betray us?

“CROOKED HILLARY!  CROOKED HILLARY!  EMAILS DESTROYED!  LYING!  HIDING THE TRUTH!  PLAYING LOOSE WITH OUR SECURITY!”    Trump said…

“I have an idea!” Trump now says…”let’s entertain the idea of General Petraeus as Secretary of State, who’s in charge of our biggest secrets!……….oh, wait…………..”  (yes, we thought the Petraeus case was over…he plead guilty! But it’s not….and…uhoh)

GOOD IDEA???

Z

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Kellyanne Conway….goner?

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If you were Donald J Trump, would you keep Kellyanne Conway in contention for any position in your administration after THIS?  You can watch the videos in that link if you like (in the top one, mention of Romney’s about halfway thru… the Chuck Todd video below is all about Conway’s criticism of Romney), but reading the article ought to be enough to make my point.

Conway says being loyal is a very important part of any job with Trump;  she condemns Romney for not having been loyal to Trump, and he certainly was NOT.  Is she being loyal to Trump to Tweet negatives about a man he’s considering for Secretary of State?

I don’t want to get off my subject about CONWAY’S LOYALTY (and I think she IS loyal, that’s why I found this astounding, frankly) but who do you think Trump will choose for Secretary of State?

And, as an aside..I WISH Trump would just SHUT HIS MOUTH, STOP TWEETING, and start acting like a president-elect.   I really thought he’d improved…but, alas…

Z

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Sunday Faith Blog…My Favorite Rabbi’s Rant!

Some of you know I have a dear Rabbi friend.  He sent me the following rant in regard to something we were discussing and I wanted to have you all read it.  I figured that coming into the Christmas season was a nice time to post it.  I hope you appreciate it as much as I do:

“This country was founded by Christians, with distinctly Christian values and attitudes.  The vast majority of its citizens are anywhere from nominal to religious Christian.  Who in their right mind disputes this?

But not just that — our society derives enormous strength and vitality from its  fundamentally American Christian character.  That character is what drives us to liberate oppressed nations, open our national checkbook to the needy abroad and take personal responsibility for the needy amongst us.  Without our American Christian character we would be France or Britain.

For the 1.4% of us who care, Hanukkah is usually over by mid-december, and Kwanzaa doesn’t matter.  We SHOULD be saying Merry Christmas at the end of December — ALL of us should!!!

Christmas is a national folk holiday for all non-Christian in America.  I don’t have to accept Jesus as my savior or go to a Christmas service to be happy when Christmas time is here.

PS– let us grow up by bringing back manger scenes to main street America.  And stop insisting that a menorah be placed wherever a Christmas tree appears, it’s just ridiculous!!

Z:  Clearly, if the whole country felt like my friend did we’d be a lot better off…less divisiveness, less thin skinned hurt feelings, more respect for all faiths, etc.  You can see why I’m so fond of this friend and respect and admire him so much.  Would that all people were like him.

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Richard Rorty….amazing prophet?

HERE is an article you might want to read on a liberal academic named Richard Rorty, who died in 2007 but sure made some interesting predictions.  Here’s something from the linked article that will fascinate you:

“[M]embers of labor unions, and unorganized unskilled workers, will sooner or later realize that their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported. Around the same time, they will realize that suburban white-collar workers — themselves desperately afraid of being downsized — are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.

At that point, something will crack. The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking around for a strongman to vote for — someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots.…

One thing that is very likely to happen is that the gains made in the past 40 years by black and brown Americans, and by homosexuals, will be wiped out. Jocular contempt for women will come back into fashion.… All the resentment which badly educated Americans feel about having their manners dictated to them by college graduates will find an outlet.”

Z: *Clearly, his postulations on gains made by minorities being wiped out in the future is utterly ridiculous, as is the “jocular contempt for women” which never really existed, anyway. And he’s clearly as raving a SNOB as leftwingers are today when they actually suggest only non-college educated Americans would vote for this “strongman”…but he got a lot of it amazingly right.

Now wait till you read this…

“Rorty lamented that many of his fellow liberals had come to view American patriotism as an endorsement of past atrocities, such as slavery or violence against Native Americans. He encouraged his peers to re-embrace the patriotism of the old left and work toward a more hopeful future, much like Walt Whitman and John Dewey had before.”

We all know that, don’t we.  Liberals have had a good time slamming Republican patriotism.  I remember watching Phil Donahue and Tom Brokaw saying they didn’t need to wear American flag pins (this was days after 9/11) because they didn’t need to wear a pin to show their patriotism….all said in a very ‘intellectual, disparaging” manner, of course.

Thoughts about PREDICTING TRUMP?…or anything else you just read?

Z

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Paul Ryan…budget

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PAUL RYAN’S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS

A List of Republican Budget Cuts 

(Z: in the interest of ‘honesty’, here is SNOPES trying to wiggle out of what they’d have to list as TRUE)

Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list.

These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.

Read to the end.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings.
* Save America ‘s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon ,

eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy — $20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program — $70 million annual savings.
*Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program — $125 million annual savings..
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization — $530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings.

* Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and

Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants — $2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings..
* Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
*Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
* U.S.Agency for International Development — $1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings.
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150 million annual savings.
*Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual savings.
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget — $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
*Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings.WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees — $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of — $15 billion total savings.
*Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. WHAT???
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings.
*Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — $12.5 million annual savings.

* Eliminate Market Access Program — $200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — $93 million annual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program — $56.2 million annual savings.
*Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs — $900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program — $27 million savings..
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
*TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?! Maybe this is why the Democrats are attacking Paul Ryan

Z:  DEMOCRATS?  What about all the Republicans?  
THIS is why I will always respect and admire PAUL RYAN.

 

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