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Something has been nagging at me today and I have decided to vent it now. It deals with charity. It is that time of the season to open our hearts (which should be open throughout the year) and give what we can to those in need. Many of us can no longer give as we wish because of economic circumstances and an economy bent on ruining the country for all. I just want you to give some thought to who and where you may want to contribute because there are those in need and those who game.

I pay attention to what happens around me. I very close attention to people: their mannerisms, their moods, their words, and how they present themselves in their lives as viewed by others. I have family members needing assistance where they can’t get it from anywhere else or just feel ashamed doing so. My son-in-law just came up with a condition where he can barely walk without getting winded. The VA won’t give him disability because that has to be decided by the family doctor. The family doctor won’t say he is disabled because that is the job of the VA. His work won’t fire him for not showing up because the employer doesn’t want to pay workman’s comp. it also doesn’t allow him to get unemployment. In the meantime, his wife applies for 10 jobs or more a week and can’t even get work at the local Wal-Mart or McDonalds. No income anywhere and they and their kids need to eat and have a roof over their heads. Meanwhile, illegals can just go to the hospital like it is a private physician’s office and get the medical they need. VA patients die waiting for appointments but illegals get whatever they want.

I know quite a few illegals through work. They laugh about having 2 jobs, leaving communally and sending money back home. Many are paid under the table. They talk about getting drunk and chasing women while they stand their smoking cigarettes. When asked how they can survive they just say that charities give them what they want ( not what they need). They go to churches and outreach centers and get food from those food stores. Clothing the same way. Kids go to school free and are assisted with lunches. In the meantime, American families are starving and needing but their is limited supplies of charities where they can receive. Usually there are always long lines and most of the people that are already there, waiting, are immigrants (yes, too many of whom are illegal).

I have witnessed on numerous occasions, while shopping at my neighborhood grocery store, immigrants, who have no command of the English language, buying food with food stamps (or a special credit type card now). The items that don’t fit on the list like spirits, cigarettes, and other items, well, they just pull out a wad of cash and pay outright. These people are not dressed shabbily and are wearing jewelry, much of which is not costume. How are they allowed to do this? Let me ask this question instead. If you come here illegally, why has the government let you in, without means of support, and house you in hotel rooms? Where does the food come from? Where do the clothes come from? When they place you somewhere, how do they survive from that point on? And now we are talking about bringing in refugees from another culture and world. Same questions: how will they survive on their own?

Whose fault is this mess? It goes anywhere from the lazy people who put themselves into the predicament to our government. You see, the government IS charity (usually called entitlements but also needless, wasteful and illegal spending). You and I pay for this. Those Americans, who should have priority over all others, who are truly desperately in need, can’t be helped sometimes because of limited resources and competition with those who don’t deserve nor shouldn’t get assistance. It is more than a shame it is a disgrace. Much assistance comes from churches and other organizations that receive contributions. I used to be one of those contributors but now I am offended by them because of how they exacerbate the problem.

Let me tell you a little secret. We are all God’s children. Christians are directed to help the poor and those in need. Christians aren’t rich. There are too many people in the world that have “needs”. Our government already allows the flow of money to go to these other nations with “needs”. When you give charity, it may make you feel good but it won’t get you any closer to Heaven. You just can’t buy your way in and that is a fact. So now those that have some means and wish to contribute must pick and choose because of limited funds. That would be me. I choose family first, and if I have any left over “disposable” funds, I am going to make sure it goes to Americans and those who really have a need. I will not give to the churches anymore and if I have to sponsor a family directly (where I can see who they are and what their needs are) then that is exactly what I will do. Too many people in Appalachia that could use my help. I was born and raised in the South and I have seen poor and lived it myself. You still have gamers here too but you also have good people that are proud and wish to do for themselves. Sometimes they just can’t and need some help. Not cellphones or IPads or jewelry but food, shoes, coats and fix the leaks in the roof over their heads, if they have a roof over their head.

I am not here to tell you what to do or how to do it. You do charity as is directed from your heart. If you are liberal, you don’t have a heart so you expect the government to do your charity for you. We already understand that. I am just saying that it is time to think about who really is in need and direct your gifts accordingly. You won’t go to Heaven for it but you might feel better. Most important, those who receive will have their prayers answered and that is the greatest gift of all

You see it on government buildings, schools, even the local Roy Rogers. Well you can read this I refer you to CRS-10, which pretty much states it is for certain Americans or foreign dignitaries. Or you can
read this, which pretty much clarifies proper code and etiquette. I don’t recall lowering the flag for the Christians that have been slaughtered on masse by ISIS. How about the Ukranian airliner that was shot down? Shoot, I don’t even feel like listing the events were no flag was lowered to half staff. How many can you think of in the last year? The last 3 years? 7?

Is this just more humiliation (remember, good intentions DO NOT TRUMP CODE OR LAW) from this administration? You have a demented, bumbling idiot as President and he surrounds himself with useless, know nothings that can’t match their socks in the morning, much less know law and give sound advice. The more this moron does to the country, the deeper he digs his grave. His lasting legacy will be that he is the most incompetent President who taught Constitutional law but, evidently, was incapable of understanding it. If he ever did teach it, it was probably to the incompetents he has surrounded himself with.

I think what happened in France is tragic. The French brought that upon their own heads by allowing such a massive influx of Muslims and then allowing them to set up enclaves where they were not forced into assimilation. Two times may be the charm but we’ll see. Now this idiot wants to create a similar scenario in my country which will produce the same tragic results. Like they say, “once a Muslim, always a Muslim” and Obama constantly shows he is a Muslim. Will he fly the flag at half staff for a massacre in Sterling? I would not think so. Our flag is not a yo-yo and needs to fly high and proud. It appears we need to kick out the current occupant in the White House to be able to see that happen and I do mean before his term is up.

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And ’til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and gray they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it’s share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it’s protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And it’s keepers seem generous and kind
It’s leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t pay it no mind
‘Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke

They babble about law and order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told
Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin’

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand
We don’t know how to mind our own business
‘Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us

Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner
We can’t pay the cost

‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watching

America where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now?
We can’t fight alone against the monster

The name of the post is a song title by the group Steppenwolf and while I was finishing up the rebuild of my bathroom, I was playing some old rock-and-roll. As I was listening to this track, things started clicking. It was made and meant for the Vietnam era but with few modifications, it appears to be timeless moving forward. No one could see where we would be today and, although the hippie culture was spiritual in many ways, who would have guessed that the generation of “anything goes” would have evolved into the immoral cesspool of today. I was waiting to write a post of my frustrations with America when I got the chance but I felt I just had to take time out to post this now. Mull this over: “America, where are you now? Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?” That, alone, leaves out all the illegals and refugees. well, back to my project.



That about sums it up. My kids know me way too well.

I have very little information and will post this article for the time being. I wanted to be the first to condemn the gun that did this. It appears that way too many bad guns are floating around in America. This gun took a 20 year old boy hostage and made him shoot other youngsters. It even made the boy ask students what religion they were before the ban gun blasted them. In the end, the boy being held hostage by the bad gun was forced to point it so that the gun shot at police. The police shot back and killed the poor hostage boy but the bad gun is still very much alive and will probably serve out its years in a lab somewhere instead of seeing the inside of a metal shredder. Unfortunately there were no good guns in the building to stop the bad gun’s rampage. These bad guns need to be found and die. Taking people hostage and making them pull the triggers on these bad guns have to stop. I wish that this incident never happened but you never know when a bad gun will show up and cause this type of havoc. Maybe the bad gun wouldn’t have taken this boy hostage if it knew that there were good guns near by. I’m sure that the Dem governor of Oregon, Congress, Obama and Lynch will be condemning these bad guns quickly and move forward to capture them. Unfortunately, bad and good guns look the same and will be caught in the cross fire (no pun intended. Well, maybe). What can be done?

Wait. What? They are bombing Free Syrian forces? That can’t be right. Here, let me look this up. Oh shit! Are you kidding me? So the Russians lied and are still lying and that buffoon Kerry and Obama do nothing? If it was other countries that this happened in, Kerry would have been thrown off a 20 story building to the street below and Obama would have been jailed, awaiting trial for crimes against the state and humanity. But not in this country because stupidity and naivety in our administration is lauded and hailed.

By the time these clowns finish their tenure, America will be so hated and hog tied that we will never regain prominence and standing in the world again. Weren’t we considered the beacon and shining light of Democracy, that all other countries wanted to emulate? If we go socialist, will the other small bastions of freedom follow suit in short time? Does anyone have a contact for the new Sons of Liberty? I think the time is way past due.

So you have a kid tempting fate. A Muslim kid who did the usual “peace be on you if you aren’t an infidel and may your white rug remain unstained” greeting while he did the liberal TV show round robin. What did he do? He built a clock and took it to school. He showed a teacher who told him not to show it around cause it looked like a bomb but the kid didn’t listen. Why not? Tempting fate? Seeing what he could get away with and report back to his handlers? This was a clock attached to a metal briefcase. He knew what he was doing and the school did what it was suppose to do. Except this case is unusual as the kid was released because it wasn’t a gun finger or gun pop tart. And, of course, Obama thinks it’s cool and invites him to the WH with his “clock”. Lively discussion on another thread about refugees and ISIS entering this and other countries. Seems like this would be an example of what kids could do with ill intent. Like I said, maybe he is testing the waters. I wonder if he’ll finish his “clock” before he pays Obama that visit? Only time will tell! Get it? Time will tell? Boy, I crack myself up.