Friday musings

Yesterday, I tweeted, “I consider myself a logical person. I cannot relate in any way to those on the left who think and behave illogically. There is no point at which our spheres intersect. I don’t argue with them or engage in repartee. There is no use. It’s a waste of time and effort.” Someone tweeted back at me, “I have come to the conclusion it’s the enemy. He has blinded them and hardened their heart. No words we can say to open their eyes or minds. Only the good Lord. Better to pray than to argue.” This intrigues me. Could it be that Satan has jumbled their thoughts, twisted their hearts and closed their eyes and ears to truth? If so, it makes perfect sense. The evidence is all around us.

It is obvious that Democrats have no problem deputizing the FBI to use illegal means to destroy political opponents at all cost. These are the same ones who want to disarm law-abiding American citizens and expect us to obey their “common sense” gun laws.

Congressman Steve Cohen said to Peter Strzok, “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would.” This is merely one absolutely disgraceful individual paying homage to another absolutely disgraceful individual.

Never give into rumor and innuendo. Don’t automatically believe the things that are written about a person just because it’s in print. Unless you’ve walked in someone’s shoes, you don’t know the truth about that person nor should you presume to. Tend to your own business.

Apparently, Twitter is going through and deleting a lot of fake accounts. In a sane world, this would include #fakenews media accounts.

“I will make youths their leaders, and the unstable will govern them. The people will oppress one another, man against man, neighbor against neighbor; the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder, and the worthless toward the honorable.”

Liberals last week: “Our grandchildren will one day ask us what we did to stop Trump from separating children from their parents!”
Liberals this week: “Trump & Kavenaugh are going to make it so we can’t kill our children anymore!”

“Porn fuels the demand for human trafficking, and the abortion industry destroys the ‘evidence.'” @DevinSenaUI

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Tuesday thoughts

If you think liberals are off the rails now, wait ‘til Trump nominates an originalist to replace Ginsberg or Breyer.

If our health and rights were truly on the line with one SCOTUS pick, then can we agree that SCOTUS has become far too powerful?

I don’t think King Solomon’s pickup lines would work today. “Behind your veil, your eyes are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mt. Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn sheep coming up from washing, each one having a twin, and not one missing.”

If guns have more rights than women, where do I go for a permit so I can open carry my wife?

There were no tornado deaths in the U.S. during all of May and June. If this is climate change, isn’t it a good thing?

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun. Can one say about anything, ‘Look, this is new’? It has already existed in the ages before us.”

“It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.” — Leo Tolstoy

Why do liberals project? There are many reasons, one of which is that their policies don’t solve a single real-world problem. Liberalism creates needless human suffering & hardship, which they blame on their opponents, then say we need socialism to end human suffering & hardship.

The Democrat Party, where law-abiding gun owners ought to be punished for the crimes of others, but those who come here illegally ought to be awarded free stuff & voting rights.

Monday morning musings

“The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.”Liberals honestly think today’s cause du jour is so crucial that years from now we will remember what we were doing at this moment. Yet years from now the left and its #fakenews media will have cycled through so many manufactured crises and fake memes that they won’t remember what they were doing at this moment.If the Democrats had a reality show it would be called “The Biggest Victim” — a competition among Democrats to see who could out-victim the others.Liberals genuinely believe their political opponents are the cause of human suffering and socialism is its cure.Kamala Harris is just now calling for anti-lynching legislation. Does she not know that Republicans tried this decades ago but Democrats blocked them every time? Does she not know her party’s history?Every leftist protest is build on a fake premise.If you are a female and worried that Trump’s next SCOTUS pick is going to trump women’s rights, then exercise your #2A right and arm yourself. Oh wait, your side is trying to take away that right. Silly me.Let Maxine Waters speak her mind and speak it loudly! Tell the world she’s the de facto leader of the Democrat Party. How dare anyone demand an apology or try to silence her!If one SCOTUS judge retiring can cause so much panic and consternation, can we agree that SCOTUS has usurped too much power?You liberals who are trashing the venerable Anthony Kennedy for retiring, have you already forgotten that he gave you the 5th vote you needed to make same-sex marriage universal?Think about it. The left is in complete meltdown over the prospect that the unborn might all live.

Hump day musings

President Trump genuinely wants people to be the best they can be. Democrats genuinely want to keep their constituents poor, uneducated & unmotivated so as to be tractable.

Liberals corrupt literally everything.

Muslim isn’t a race.

The same electorate that twice elected that Hussein guy also elected Donald Trump. What (or who) could have possibly taken us in that direction?

Why is the left so infatuated with letting Muslims from terrorist-friendly nations into the U.S.? What is their vested interest?

Rush Limbaugh yesterday: “Obama is off doing what socialists do when nobody’s looking: make a lot of money.”

Please don’t rell @RepMaxineWaters to shut up. Don’t call for her censure. Instead, give her a microphone, encourage her to speak her mind, turn up the volume, and make sure you put “Democrat” right there beside her name.

I sorta wish Sarah Sanders had refused to give up her seat like Rosa Parks.

The left supports the mass killing of the unborn. I’m never buying their fake moral outrage over anything.

Sixty years ago, white students spit on black children as they integrated schools. But it’s 2018 and the left is now advocating discrimination and violence against those who vote differently than they do. The common denominator between then and now is the Democrat Party.

President Trump will not be able to fully #DrainTheSwamp, but he/we will be able to drain some of it. It will take Jesus returning to fully #DrainTheSwamp.

Me yesterday afternoon: “We cannot buy a rain drop at my house. I’m thinking of sacrificing a loaf of bread to the rain gods to see if they will conjure up a shower for me.” This morning I emptied 2.24 inches out of my rain gage.

This week’s musings

If you were at an Italian restaurant and had just finished a pasta dish and the waiter asked if you wanted more and you were already full, you would tell him, “basta pasta.” This literally means, “that’s enough pasta.”

My friend Bob had a stroke 7 months ago. He and his family are at a summer camp this week among kindred souls. He is in a wheelchair. Every day is a challenge. I don’t know what the future holds. But somehow they are carving out a “new normal.” We aren’t guaranteed any tomorrows.

Every once-in-a-while, when someone learns I’m a runner, they’ll say, “Well you be careful.” I don’t know how to answer this without being rude. I mean, be careful how? Don’t run out in traffic? Don’t step on a nail? Don’t forget to tie my shoes? Like I don’t know what I’m doing.

This children-separated-from-their-parents meme will go the way of all the other #fakenews memes and manufactured crises: on the ash heap of left wing hysteria. There are a thousand of them.

Any time liberals pretend to be outraged over something that involves children, just remind yourself that they also advocate the mass killing of the unborn, even right up to the moment of birth. Never forget that. Their moral outrage is always fake.

The apparent lack of outrage over Peter Fonda’s remark leads me to believe pedophilia is an accepted practice in Hollywood. But we’re supposed to believe the left cares about separating a child from his parents.

Unfortunately, we live in a world governed largely by emotion. And unfortunately, logic and reason cannot overcome emotion when it comes to discourse. All you can do is walk away from the emotional and don’t get caught up in it yourself.

Since the Democrats believe an immigration law that Congress passed ought not be enforced, what other laws do they think ought not be enforced? Can we also disregard all these “common sense” gun laws we have on the books?

Part of what makes the Trump presidency so awesome are the obstacles, roadblocks & challenges. It’s like The Donald is a permanent underdog and always doubted, undermined & counted out. Yet all he does is win.

The World Cup is being played in Russia. The U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup. And we’re supposed to believe Trump colluded with Russia?

Friday musings

“In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with college degrees.” — Thomas Sowell

Can you imagine being Barack Hussein Obama, waking up every day to learn that President Trump has dismantled another piece of your legacy or demonstrated your own ineffectiveness like he did meeting with Kim Jong Un?

“The highest wisdom and truth are like the purest liquid we may wish to imbibe. Can I receive that pure liquid into an impure vessel and judge of its purity? Only by the inner purification of myself can I retain in some degree of purity the liquid I receive.” — Leo Tolstoy

I drink diet A&W root beer because if I drank the leaded version I might actually end up inebriated.

“Yes, there remains much work to be done, but can even his harshest critics give @POTUS credit for a historic step? If not, then we will know the contempt toward @realDonaldTrump is stronger than hope for a better world.” — @GovMikeHuckabee

Trump’s haters are so consumed with hate that they’ll wish for failure no matter the consequences.

The American economy is hitting on so many cylinders we’ve actually had to add more cylinders.

Someday I’m going to drive straight to Gibson’s Donuts in Memphis, order 2 donuts & a carton of milk, sit down & eat, then drive straight back home. That’s 7 hours total if traffic behaves.

In the past, Robert De Niro made some fantastic movies. In the past.

One of my co-workers sometimes lets out a random sigh and asks rhetorically, “Where does the day go?” Since it sounds like he’s asking “Where’s the Dago?” I, being one-eighth Italian, always answer to it.

Random musings

Trump is handling the G7 like no president we’ve seen before. He’s holding the line on tariffs, calling out other leaders, determined to eliminate the trade imbalance that exists between us and other nations, and putting America first.

If you’ve ever wondered how far it is from home to 2nd base or 1st to 3rd, you don’t need a tape measure. You just take the square root of 90-squared plus 90-squared. Because Pythagoras.

Romania has joined Hungary, Poland, Slovakia & Czechia in rejecting Muslim immigrants. What do they all have in common? They all used to be communist nations.

The more I read Psalms, the more I understand the events of today. It’s almost as if King David had to contend with a corrupt deep state, a witch hunt investigation and a #fakenews media aligned against him — all this after he slayed Goliath!

“But my enemies are vigorous and powerful; many hate me for no reason. Those who repay evil for good attack me for pursuing good.”

“Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Who is the man who delights in life, loving a long life to enjoy what is good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech. Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it.”

“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.”

The new iOS 12 will let you FaceTime up to 32 people at once. As an introvert, I find this highly disturbing.

Is a bad weather forecaster considered a false prophet?

I recently marked the 30th anniversary of my first day in the Navy.

If the queen ever beknights Sting, will we call him Sir Sting?

President Trump didn’t turn leftists into the deranged hate-mongers we see today. He merely exposed them for who they already were.

President Trump has made an offer to NFL players to submit the names of those they believe have been treated unfairly by the judicial system and he will consider pardons or commutations. President Obama never made such an offer. All he did was stoke the flames of racial strife and victimhood. President Trump is actually pursuing solutions. This is the perfect contrast between the two presidents.

Monday musings

There is no such thing as a “moderate” Democrat anymore. They’ve all been radicalized. Every single one of them. Don’t left the soft-spoken, innocuous-sounding Philbert deceive you.

The world’s oldest cat is 30 years old.

When liberals say something serious it reads like satire to the rest of us, for example, this tweet from Ben Rhodes: “America really needs to spend less time talking about tax cuts for corporations, gutting health care, and reckless foreign policy, and more time talking about Roseanne, Dinesh D’Souza, and Kim Kardashian.”

When we on the right make satirical comments about liberals, it sometimes comes to pass, like when we used to joke about liberals banning knives the way they want to ban guns. Lo and behold, in London, they’ve banned knives.

Wanted: a Weird Al type remake of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” called “Drama Queen” — a song about Hillary that includes the line, “You are the Drama Queen, feel the heat from the Trump machine.”

You might be a liberal if you’re still spiking the football over the Confederate statue takedown, which hasn’t made anyone’s life better, but can’t bring yourself to rejoice over the black unemployment rate dropping below 6% for the first time ever.

Last night I watched over an hour of Rush🎼 on the Apple TV with audio playing via Bluetooth through a set of Airpods and using an Apple Watch as a remote. I have to be the hippest 48-year-old on the planet. Except I can’t dance.

I have overcome my bi-annual dentist visit with no troubles. It’s always a fight for survival in there. When you win at the dentist’s office on a Monday, you know you’re living in Trump’s America. I’m even tempted to send the bill to Mexico. #MakeMyTeethGreatAgain

Let’s be clear about something. It’s not just about forcing bakers to bake a cake. It’s about forcing Christian bakers to bake a cake. And now they no longer have to. The left loses again.

Thanks to SCOTUS, a gay baker no longer has to bake a cake for a straight wedding if he/she doesn’t want to. Also, a Muslim baker cannot be forced to bake a cake for a gay wedding if it violates his conscience.

Musings

“Liberals are always the victims, never the victors. Victims are only sheep.”

How come they keep having stabbings in London when they’ve banned knives?

I can’t tell you how satisfying it is watching President Trump pardon certain individuals who were prosecuted by James “hide-behind-the-curtains” Comey.

I said I was going to run the Memphis half-marathon again this December, and this time I was going to raise money for St. Jude. http://rpx.me/018cm

There’s hot, and there’s Memphis hot.

Liberals don’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants. With some, it’s purely semantics. Those of us who believe in enforcing existing immigration laws are said to be “anti-immigrant,” when nothing could be further from the truth. Others are so dense they genuinely cannot distinguish between the two.

I used to write a newspaper column called “Right Minded.” It was a triple entendre:
1. I was/am always right.
2. My views are on the right.
3. I’m left-handed, and the left side of the body is controlled by the right side of the brain.

Running in summer, you get to pick your poison. You can run in the morning when it’s humid, in the afternoon when it’s hot, or in the evening when you get some of both.

You might be a liberal if you find yourself mortified that illegal immigrant children are sometimes separated from their families — even though this didn’t bother you when it happened under Obama — but didn’t object when Elian Gonzales was separated from his family at gunpoint by the Clinton DOJ.

I haven’t flown on an airplane since 2005, nor have I jumped off the roof of my house wearing a Superman cape. I have nothing against flying; it’s just that I have nowhere I want to fly to at the moment.

You might be a liberal if you claim to be a civil rights proponent, but also “resist” the Trump agenda, which includes the lowest black unemployment in history.

Random thoughts

As soon as Pat Neshak comes off the disabled list, how cool would it be if the Phillies picked up a couple of relievers named Shadrach & Abednego? A bullpen trio like that would bow to no one.

It’s funny watching the #fakenews sports media get all atwitter over the rumor that some NFL players are thinking of sitting out until Colin Kaepernick gets signed. These jokers ain’t giving up a paycheck, knuckleheads.

Just because you’re spending money somewhere doesn’t mean it’s okay to abuse the employees.

While on the subject of Biblical names, who on earth names their sons Muppim and Huppim? I mean, can you imagine the abuse they must have endured at school?

Trump was right. You never get tired of winning.

It’s not that the Democrats are evil, per se. It’s just that government is their god, abortion is their sacrament, murderers are their heroes, and a porn star is their mascot.

I wish you could mute people in real life like you can on Twitter.

Of all the Old Testament figures who labored at what seemed to be thankless endeavors — and there are many — the prophet Jeremiah is my favorite. God asked much of this man and surely his heavenly reward is great.

If Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar teach us anything, it’s that quiet counsel is often the best counsel.

“Fit as a fiddle only he has a lot of adipose tissue concealed about his person.” — James Joyce in “Ulysses”