Changing Names

We’re all hearing how Liberals want to remake American history….knocking down statues of American heroes, destroying the reputations of George Washington and so many others because they dared have slaves in a world where all people of their level had slaves (and do I really have to say I’d be against slavery at any time?  I hope not), and now they want to, for example, change the name of the Texas Capitol, Austin….because Austin supported slavery.

I was wondering if any of those liberals are thinking about changing the name of Norman Thomas High School, in New York City, since he was an avowed SOCIALIST who ran on a Socialist ticket for president six times?

Probably not.

Why are we allowing this to happen?   I almost cry at the toppling of statues of men we all learned about and admired, because I know nobody’s perfect and an imperfect person can do very good things for his/her country.   Lots to say on this subject, but what’s the point?

Amazing….change the name of American cities because someone might have had a slave, but don’t change a high school carrying the name of a SOCIALIST!!!

Z

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LIFE is for………….add on to it….!!

Our buddy Bocopro wrote this in a comment yesterday and I got to thinking this might be a fun exercise for us…..especially since we need uplifting things to read and contribute to these days!     Please fire away with what YOU think LIFE IS FOR………..

…. petting puppies, catching fireflies, skinny dipping, Chicago-style pizza, John Wayne movies, falling in love, and having no regrets.

Please continue the list…..after me!

I’d include…life is for kittens, sisters, the ocean, sunsets, dear friends, spaghetti and meatballs, mac ‘n cheese,  Leon Russell……(so much more but I’ll leave some for you)

SO, everybody:  In COMMENTS, please add to LIFE IS FOR……….

 

Thanks!  Z

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Today’s ELECTIONS

I’m REALLY curious about what will happen today in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington State.  Please weigh in if I’ve got wrong information or you can add something to the info below.  Pray for John James in Michigan…

As far as I can tell from a real brief Google, we’ve got:

Ohio:  BALDERSON backed by Trump

Kansas: KOBACH backed by Trump tho Republicans think this guy can’t win in the final election

Missouri:  JOSH HAWLEY backed by Trump, and Trump won Missouri by 20 points

Michigan:  JOHN JAMES backed by Trump (and me!)   Woman Muslim running here.

Washington State:  MARIA CANTWELL will probably resume as senator in the Fall, anyway…not sure what else is going on there..

FINGERS CROSSED THAT TRUMP-BACKED FOLKS WIN….OR AT LEAST A REPUBLICAN……….SO IMPORTANT.

 

z

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PUTIN and…who??

I am so sick of hypocrisy……FASCINATING THAT YOU’LL NOTICE EVERY PRESIDENT, AND SCHUMER, IS LAUGHING WITH PUTIN BUT TRUMP!    MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE PUTIN’S NOT FINDING ANYTHING FUNNY ABOUT TRUMP!?    GOOD!

z

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SOCIALISM….”no biggie….you’ll LIKE it!!”

I just watched Democrat NY candidate for governor tell her sycophantic crowd that “The Republicans are going to accuse us of bringing to America S O C I A L I S M no matter what we do, so we might as well DO IT!” (BIG applause….the word ‘socialism’ said with a hiss, as if we were accusing them of bringing CHOLERA to America)

THIS IS THE TYPICAL, VERY WELL DONE LEFTWING MEME;  You make the group which is against something awful look like idiots for being against that awful thing, thereby promoting protective feelings toward that awful thing.   Voila.  It’s been done for YEARS by the Left, and it’s here again.

It works every time….we’re idiots for not buying all the fears of climate change, for fearing for our children in unisex public bathrooms, we’re idiots for not finding it a good idea to have five year olds welcome drag queens telling them how wonderful being in drag is, we’re idiots for believing our historical heroes were good people……

WE REPUBLICANS ARE IDIOTS.    And being against Socialism is proof! 

“PERFECT, those of you so much more enlightened than Republicans!   GOOD! One, Two, Three………VOTE!”

Z

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GOOD ONES FOR A MONDAY…..enjoy!

 SIGN IN A SHOE REPAIR STORE IN VANCOUVER READS:
We will heel you, We will save your sole, We will even dye for you.

A SIGN ON A BLINDS AND CURTAIN TRUCK:
Blind man driving.”

Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office:
“Dr. Jones, at your cervix.”

In a Podiatrist’s office:
“Time wounds all heels.”

At an Optometrist’s Office:
“If you don’t see what you’re looking for, You’ve come to the right place.”

On a Plumber’s truck:
“We repair what your husband fixed.”

On another Plumber’s truck:
“Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”

At a Tire Shop:
“Invite us to your next blow out.”

On an Electrician’s truck:
“Let us remove your shorts.”

In a Non-smoking Area:
“If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action.”

On a Maternity Room door:
“Push. Push. Push.”

At a Car Dealership:
“The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.”

Outside a Muffler Shop:
“No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”

In a Veterinarian’s waiting room:
“Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”

At the Electric Company:
“We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time.
However, if you don’t, YOU will be de-lighted.”

In a Restaurant window:
“Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.”

In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
“Drive carefully. We’ll wait…”

In a Chicago Radiator Shop:
“Best place in town to take a leak.”

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Sunday Faith Blog…

What an interesting turn of events in Pahrump, Nevada…

Diamond D’s brothel began construction on an expansion of their building to increase their ever-growing business.  In response, the local Baptist Church started a campaign to block the business from
expanding — with morning, afternoon, and evening prayer sessions at their church.
Work on Diamond D’s progressed right up until the week before the grand re-opening when lightning struck the whorehouse and burned it to the ground!

After the brothel burned to the ground by the lightning strike, the church folks were rather smug in their outlook, bragging about “the power of prayer.”

But late last week ‘Big Jugs’ Jill Diamond, the owner/madam, sued the church, the preacher and the entire congregation on the grounds that the church  was ultimately responsible for the demise of her building and her business — either through direct or indirect divine actions or means.”

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently and vociferously denied any and all responsibility or any connection to the building’s demise.

The crusty old judge read through the plaintiff’s complaint and the defendant’s reply, and at the opening hearing he commented:  “I don’t know how the hell I’m going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, that we now have a whorehouse owner who staunchly believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that thinks it’s all bullshit.”

Z: Doesn’t matter to me if it’s absolutely TRUE or not…actually, there seems to be enough Google smoke to not have a bit of fire in it or, at least, the concept, happening somewhere!~   I just thought it was cute and reminds us to stand strong in our beliefs even if they COST US!   And, laughs are always good, especially on Sunday!

“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”   1 Corinthians 16:13

Blessings, this fine Sunday, to you all!

Z

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THE NRA CLOSING DOWN?

THIS ARTICLE’S NEWS surprised and worried me….

Can you imagine no more NRA and what would happen to our freedoms?

Check out the article, it’s interesting….

One way the Leftists will win is SUING….$$$$$  SUING SUING SUING  $$$$

WHAT CAN THE RIGHT DO TO COUNTERACT THAT?  ANYTHING?

Z

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Trump, Tariffs and Trouble

Trump must put higher tariffs on the Chinese because the Chinese produce without the costs we are encumbered with;  we pay better wages, we have higher healthcare costs, we pay for employee parking, we have all kinds of costs in production.  The Chinese can charge far, far less and all of us take advantage of that at Target, Costco, Walmart, even nice stores:  MADE IN CHINA.  Everywhere.  Simply put, we can’t compete, and we haven’t been.  So, this is a huge problem and the only solution is tariffs.

The Chinese are now attacking certain products with higher tariffs in retaliation.  Guess what they’re attacking hard?   PRODUCE…fruit, grapes, etc., all of which are farmed in Republican areas….much of it in California, where a lot of Republicans live in our Central Valley.   So, suddenly, Republican farmers are faced with backing a president who, by placing higher tariffs on Chinese products, is causing them to lose business.   Think the Chinese aren’t doing that on purpose?  Of course they are.

Are WE that clever, that cagey, that evil, that targeted,  in our business dealings?  I don’t think so.

Are we stuck?   I’m thinking ‘yes’.   So now what?

Z

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LeBron v Trump…….take your corners and come out fighting! But come out together…

THIS ARTICLE is a good one…LeBron James and how President Trump uses race. 

“James did not hesitate to call out President Donald Trump for his penchant of using race as a wedge issue in his politicking.”

Can anybody remember a time when Obama used race as a wedge issue in politicking?  Sure you can!  A lot of them!

Trump didn’t distance himself from David Duke during the 2016 campaign and that was wrong.  LeBron gets that right.   But for LeBron to consider Trump racist for supposedly jumping to conclusions in Charleston, Ferguson, etc., when Obama started a LOT of this whole RACE THING we’ve got goin’ by jumping to his  own ridiculous and biased conclusions in the Henry Gates break-in which prompted that stupid ‘beer summit?’

Actually, it’s a shame LeBron says he won’t ‘sit across from the president at a table’ because his interview isn’t all bad, in my opinion.   Here’s a large part of that linked article…I want it here so all of you see it:

Do I know that Trump’s “both sides” reaction in the wake of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was born out of some sort of inchoate racism? No, I don’t. But what I do know is that equating peaceful protesters with white supremacists emboldens those who hold bigoted views. It affords them some semblance of credibility; the President said the counterprotesters were just as responsible as we are for this violence!

And, I don’t know that Trump’s baffling unwillingness to distance himself from Klansman David Duke during the 2016 campaign — Trump initially suggested he wasn’t familiar enough with Duke to offer an opinion about his endorsement — is the result of a deep-seated racism within the President. But I do know that by not forcefully condemning Duke from the get-go, Trump allowed the likes of Duke to appropriate his message and his campaign for their purposes.

The point here is that by playing in the swamp of racism — and weaponizing race for political gain — Trump has created a racial climate in this country in which people who hold those toxic views feel more empowered than ever to voice them without fear. Actions have consequences. If you talk about race — from Charlottesville to Colin Kaepernick to the Golden State Warriors — the way Trump has, there will be an element of people in the country who use those words as cover for their hateful views. If the President can say it — or suggest it — why can’t I? goes the thinking. If he’s not willing to condemn us, then why should we apologize for what we think and believe?”

Z: I agree with some of this… I can see how LeBron would think like he does.  BUT, I also think politics is ugly and Trump may have ignored Duke because Duke DID bring in supremacist votes….Obama ignored Jeremiah Wright’s horrible rantings and ravings in his own church every Sunday because it played to the Black RACIST votes!!  Right?

Ya, no side’s innocent of playing this way.  I even hear Libs on TV saying it was a shame Trump uninvited sports teams to the White House, when it was the team members still coming were down to about two!!  How would that have looked?

ANYWAY;  all this to say I BELIEVE THAT TRUMP AND LEBRON SHOULD SIT DOWN AND THAT THE WORLD OF RACE COULD CHANGE THAT DAY.    I BELIEVE TRUMP IS NOT A RACIST IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR MANNER.  I BELIEVE LEBRON SOUNDS SENSIBLE ENOUGH THAT HE’D LISTEN.   (this is purple text in honor of the Lakers, of course!)

BUT LEBRON WON’T MEET WITH TRUMP….BECAUSE OF OBAMA.     PERIOD.

Do you think Trump and LeBron could make a difference together?  I REALLY DO.

Z

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