April 19, 2018 Thursday. Deepest sympathies to the Bush Family for the lost of his beloved wife, and their mother, aunt and grandmother Barbara Bush who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 92.
I wasn’t really a big admirer of Barbara Bush. She was not one of the great beauties we’ve had in the White House like Jacqueline Kennedy, Rosalyn Carter, her daughter-in-law Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and, even today, the lovely Melania Trump. One comedian during the Bush the I Administration joked that she looked like his mother. That’s the way we humans are; we judge by appearances. Even Samuel the prophet was guilty of doing that. (I Samuel 16:7)
It has been said that Barbara Bush was a good Christian woman and that she certainly has her place in heaven. My own beliefs are that she is now with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the good part of Hades who wait for the sound of the Seventh Trumpet to signal the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus and the rising of the dead in Christ--the First Resurrection. May God bring that Day soon.
In Ecclesiastes 7:, King Solomon tells us, “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.”
So we should spend a little time thinking about our deaths because we all our going to die except for the very few who are living and are made immortal at the at the time of the Second Coming. These are my reflections on death:
1) When my grandparents passed away when I was a little boy, I started fearing death. I asked my mother what it is like to die and go to heaven. Is it cold in heaven? If heaven is cold, how do we keep ourselves warm? She really couldn’t answer my questions.
2) An old lady friend of mine Mary was sitting at the other side of the table when she said to me, "I miss my Chester, Michael.” Chester was her bald-headed, slightly overweight husband who passed away the year before. I said to her, “That’s what I’ve read.” She gasped. She might have thought I was insulting her. I explained to her, “I took a course at ECC called Aging, Dying, and Death. The book we were using had a survey in it. The question was, ‘What is your greatest loss.’ The list included: your parents, your brother your sister, your friend, your pet. The number one answer was - your mate. When you lose your mate, that is your greatest loss.”
This is what the Bible says in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for man (or woman) to be alone…” Mary lost “her Chester,” and Mr. Bush lost “his Barbara.” (t.b.c.)
MISTAKE NUMBER TWO
March 25, 2018 Sunday. President Trump signed the Omnibus Spending Bill last Friday. It provided a half billion dollars to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions.
This crazy unChristian bill is over two thousand pages long. Nobody was able to read the entire bill. It is also a very un-American and undemocratic bill because there is no accountability. No one knows who puts in certain items in the bill that is nothing but pure pork. One example is on how to train yak herdsmen in Tibet for the caring of their animals.
Laura Ingram of Fox News said that President Trump did not need to sign this bill.
President Trump gets high praise for his tax cut which stimulated the economy. He also appointed a highly qualified judge to the Supreme Court. But the signing of this omnibus bill, in my opinion, is the making of his second mistake. His first mistake was going to Saudi Arabia and bowing to its king.
Mr. Trump declared himself to be a Christian not too long ago. When a Christian gives his word that he will follow the teachings of Christ, he should do so. What happens when a Christian like Mr. Trump “sins” and lets down the voters who elected as our leader? The Bible says that we forgive him. (Then came Peter to him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Till seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I say not to you, ‘Until seven time,’ but, ‘”Until seventy times seven.’” Matthew 18:21-22.) But when November 2020 comes around, we will remember him.
Mr. Trump promises never to sign another bill like that again. I hope he can keep his promise and all the other promises he makes.
BILLY GRAHAM - HIS TIME HAD COME
February 25, 2018 Sunday. Last week, Billy Graham passed away. Even though there were some indications that his death had come, there was shock when it was confirmed that he was truly dead. He was 99 years old when he passed away Wednesday, February 21st. Wow! I didn’t know he was that old.
When my mother was dying, she knew her time had come. She wanted to die. But I wasn’t ready. I wanted her to recover and to take her home from the hospital. Her doctors knew she was dying. The priest who gave her her last rites knew she was dying. When she died, it seemed so unfair of God to do this to her.
I am sure Franklin Graham and those close to Pastor Billy Graham feel the same way. They feel a great loss, and it really hurts. I felt great pain after my mother died. It gradually went away day after day.
Unfortunately for the 17 student who were shot dead at Parkland High School in Florida, they died before their time. This is the hardest kind of death to face. Job of the Bible had to accept this kind of death when a tornado brought down the house in which his 10 children (7 sons and 3 daughters) were in. They were young adults just like those at Parkland High School when their lives were taken from them. All Job said was, “The Lord gave; and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21).
But life goes on. We don’t know how long we ourselves are going to live. Someday soon, Jesus will return and will put an end to death itself. “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. For the former things are passed away.
Pastor Billy Graham loved and served the Lord, and he died in peace.
As he is laid to rest, I remember when he came to Buffalo in the summer of 1988. It was hot and humid in Western New York at that time. I watched him on TV as he gave his sermon overlooking the Niagara River. It was a beautiful scene with the blue skies, the green trees and the blue water. But the weather was very sticky; and Pastor Billy Graham must have been miserable while he gave his presentation. Yet, he was gracious and refused to give any sign of his discomfort. One of his assistants offered him water, but he said no. It wouldn’t have helped much. The only things that would help are a nice air-conditioned room and a nice cool shower. Sorry Buffalo didn’t have nicer weather for you, Pastor Billy Graham.
February 19, 2018 Monday. Vice President Pence was mocked for saying that Jesus talks to him. Joyce Behar of The View suggested that he is mentally ill. It is possible that the vice president heard the voice of Jesus or is he mentally ill? Here are some points to consider:
* In one of his radio broadcasts, Harold Camping stated that the Bible contains all the revelations from God that we need. He said Revelation 22:18, it says, “If any man shall add to these things, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book.” Harold Camping said to the effect that if we hear voices in our minds that we suppose come from God, then we are adding to the Bible, which is wrong.
* Jesus does speak to us, and that is through the Gospels. But is that all? John the Apostle said in John 20:25, “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, that if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
* One reason why Jesus doesn’t speak to us very often is because we don’t want to listen to him. Jesus was the God of the Old Testament (the Word of God) who gave the Ten Commandments in a voice that sounded like thunder. The people of Israel told Moses, “Speak with us and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” (Exodus 20:19). This is usually the exception rather than the rule. Jesus usually speaks like a human rather than like thunder. The few times he spoke like thunder were when he spoke to Job in the whirlwind (Job 38:1), possibly when he spoke to Ezekiel (2:24), and when he appeared to John in a vision in Revelation 1:10.
* He often speaks to us in our dreams, as it says in Job 33:14-15, “For God speaks once, even twice…In a dream, in a vision of the night when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumbering upon the bed.”
1) Joseph and his dreams - Joseph the son of Jacob had two dreams in which his father, mother, and brothers would bow down before him. (Genesis 37:7&9) His dream came true over seven years later when he was prime minister of Egypt, second only before pharaoh. His brothers came to him for food.
2) Dreams of the butler and the baker - Pharaoh's chief butler and chief baker were accused of doing wrong. They each had dreams which Joseph interrupted. The baker was hanged and the butler was restored to his office. (Genesis 40)
3) Pharaoh and his dreams - Pharaoh himself had two dreams which disturbed him. The one dream was about seven fat cows and seven lean cows. The lean cows ate up the fat cows. The second dream was about seven ears of good corn and seven ears of thin corn. The seven think ears of corn devoured the seven good ears of corn. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream and told him that there would be seven years of plenty and then seven years of famine. He advised Pharaoh to collect a fifth of the grain from the seven years of plenty in order to save themselves from the seven years of famine. (Genesis 41)
4) King Nebuchadnezzar and his dreams - The king of Babylon dreamed about a huge statute made of gold, silver, brass, iron, and iron and clay. A stone came from heaven, hit the feet and destroyed the entire statue. The stone grew to become an everlasting Kingdom. The statue represented the world empires starting with Babylon and ending with the Beast with the ten-horns that would fight against Christ at His Second Coming. (Daniel 2:31-45)
5) Joseph the foster father of Jesus - God told Joseph the husband of Mary, in a dream, to take her as his wife, and not to divorce her when she was pregnant with the Lord Jesus. (Matthew 1:19-25)
6) Other dreams of Joseph - God told Joseph to take Mary and the Child to Egypt and stay there. (Matthew 2:13) God told Joseph in another dream to return to the Holy Land because all those who sought the child‘s life were dead. (Matthew 2:19-20) Joseph was told by God in a dream not to go to Judea but to Galilee. (Matthew 2:22)
* After His Resurrection from the death, Jesus appeared to many of his friends and disciples.
* He appeared to Paul and talked to him many times.
* He appeared to John in a vision to give him the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation.
1) This happened quite a few years ago when I was living on Goemble in Buffalo. It was the time of the first heart transplants. The newsman on the TV was saying that the patient who had the heart transplant is…..
That’s the message that came to my head. I heard no voice in my mind. It was like knowing the truth. It was like 1 + 1 =. You automatically know the answer.
But the newsman said the heart transplant patient is alive and is doing well. However, I knew the patient would die. I KNEW IT.
The next day, the newsman on the TV said the heart transplant patient was dead.
2) In 1985, I worked at Central Stores at UB North Campus in Amherst, NY. I just had my car painted on the right door. I was with my co-worker Ron when I suddenly got a vision of my car door having been ripped by a blue truck that doesn’t move on a dark, rainy day. I told Ron that something terrible is going to happened. About a week later, I was driving to work on a dark, rainy morning on Bailey Avenue. I think I was trying to pass someone by going in the right lane. That’s when I sideswiped a blue garbage dumpster that was sticking out a few feet into the street. It tore a large gash in my door. When the car was repaired, Ron asked me if I was going to have anymore accidents. He was wondering if I had anymore visions. I told him, “No! Never!” That was wishful thinking. My beautiful little dark chamois metallic 1980 Ford Mustang did not go to its grave peacefully.
3) In 1988 or 1989, I was working at Thermographics, a card printing company that was located on Hertel and Elmwood in north Buffalo. One week, my car was in the repair shop. So I rode my bicycle to work. My mother said she had a dream in which she saw me limping. She told me to be careful. I rode my bicycle to work and was almost at the building when I saw a driveway of gravel stones. Some of the gravel stones were on the sidewalk. I should have gotten off my bicycle and walked the rest of the way. Instead, I continued to ride my bicycle over the sidewalk with some gravel stones. That caused my bicycle to slip. I fall down and go boom. And I hurt my knee. There were some guys in a nearby parked car. They laughed at me. But when they saw me get up and limp to the building, they were aghast. My mother’s dream came true.
4) The Buffalo Bills finally made it to the Super Bowl in January 1991 against a team they had already beaten in their regular season, the New York Giants. But this wasn’t your typical lopsided Super Bowl game. Up to this time, it proved to be the most exciting Super Bowl game in the history of the NFL. The momentum of the game shifted first from the Bills then to the Giants then to the Bills then to the Giants. In the end, the final score was to be decided by the foot of Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood. As a guy who believes in God, I said a prayer that the kick would be good. The answer I got back was “No.” I said another prayer that the kick would be good. The answer was “No.” I prayed earnestly, “Please, Lord. Please make Scott Norwood’s field goal kick good. The answer was “No.” I prayed again and again. But the answer was still “No, and “No.” So I resigned myself to watching Scott Norwood missing the field goal and the Bill’s going down in defeat. And that’s what happened. The next kicker for the Bills in place of Scott Norwood was Steve Christie. He said he was watching the ball game, and he noticed that Scott Norwood was set wrong for the kick. The way I feel about the NFL now, I would say Scott Norwood was set right to miss the field goal. He deliberately missed the field goal as he was suppose to.
5) In 1995, I was working at Superior Temps on International Drive in Williamsville, NY. One night, I had a dream in which I drove to work and parked the car. I got out of the car carrying something in my hand. Then I walked to the building. In front, there were four women. Three were middle aged and one was a young woman. I said good morning to the three from right to left. Then when I saw the young woman, I noticed that she was crying. I said to her, “Are you crying?” Then I woke up. About a day or so later, I drove to work and parked the car. I got out of the car carrying my boom box without the speakers. We were editing resumes on the computer all day long, which is a boring job; so we were allowed to bring our radios in with headphones. I saw the four ladies standing in front of the building. I said good morning to the three middle-aged women calling them by their names. Then I looked at Tammy, a 20-year old woman who was standing on the left side of the three ladies. She was crying. I said to her, “Are you crying?” Then I remembered that this was what I dreamed the other night. Tammy had some kind of intestinal problem that flared up on her now and then. I told Sandy, the girl who was hired the same time I was, about the dream I had and what just happened a minute ago. I asked her if she had similar experiences. I forgot what she said. I told her that the dreams I remember when I wake up usually don’t happen. One case I told her about was a famous personality who, in my dream, passed away. But he/she did not die. He/she is still alive today, although he/she is not in good health. Silly me! After what happened in 1988, all I had to do was talk to my own mother.
6) I don’t usually remember the dreams until they come true. But that’s not always the case. Back when I was in high school, I had a really bad dream. When I woke up, it was only a dream. I was glad it was only a dream. But several days later, the bad dream came true.
* When I was going to Erie Community College, I took Sociology and Psychology. I looked through the books we were using. There was not one word about God. We learned about parapsychology which includes telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, and reincarnation. One teacher said that there is nothing more important than money. That’s what we learned in college. That’s what we see on The View.
THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS 2018
February 2, 2018 Thursday. As I watched President Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address last Tuesday night, January 30th, I thought back to George Washington and how he would have delivered one of his State of the Union Addresses. I would think it would be in a dignified manner as it would befit that of the Father of Our Country. Instead, it was more like a pep rally in which the President himself was applauding more than half the time. Well, there’s nothing wrong with having an enthusiastic president. It depends on the times as well as the style of the man. Franklin Roosevelt wouldn’t be clapping in his State of the Union Address right after our entrance into World War II. And President Obama’s attendance at a funeral memorial service was like that of a pep rally. It depends on the mood of the audience.
On the right side of the aisle sat the Republicans who were cheering and applauding during the president‘s speech. Most of the time, their clapping sounded like the Soviet style clapping with nearly everyone in unison. On the Far Left of the aisle was the Dead Party who stand for nothing but abortion, illegal immigrants, and Muslim immigrants.
President Trump spoke of unity, yet the Democrats wouldn‘t even stand up and cheer for the improvements that were made in the lives of Black Americans during the first year of his administration. One member of the Far Leftist explained that Mr. Trump represents the opposition party. So they must oppose EVERYTHING Mr. Trump tries to do for the sake of the next elections.
This is what George Washington warned us about. He didn‘t want America divided into political parties. He wanted us to be united. However, we have been divided into two political parties since Washington‘s time. Washington himself was labeled as a member of the Federalist Party because he sided with most of their policies. Washington himself was labeled as a member of the Federalist Party because he sided with most of their policies that favored a strong central government. Thomas Jefferson on the other hand, was a strict Constitutionalist who acted only according to what was written in the Constitution. Yet, the greatest act he did as president was not in the Constitution. He acquired from France the Louisiana Purchase which doubled the size of the United States at that time. These two presidents with different political views and from different political parties acted in the best of the United States.
But in today‘s dangerous world where each and every decision can mean the difference be the prosperity of America and the ruin of America, the Democratic Party has chosen the ruin of America over the prosperity of America for the sake of the Party. They want to allow more illegal immigrants from Mexico who commit a large percentage of the crimes in this country. And they want to allow more Muslims into the country who want to make America an Islamic country. The Democrats want more of these people into the country so that can become Democrats and elect the Democrats back in control of Congress and the White House.
In contrast to the way Washington and Jefferson ran the country -- for the good of the country -- a Republican congressman came to President Barak Obama with some good ideas that would help the country. Obama‘s response was: “We won. You lost.”
President Trump spoke about the union, that it is strong. It is not strong. He seems to exaggerate a bit now and then. We are almost at war with each other. The news media is Far Left liberal. CNN and MSNBC mercilessly verbally attack Mr. Trump every day, 24 hours a day. The late night comedy shows also fiercely attack Mr. Trump. If the other presidential candidate (Hillary) had won, there would have been an all-out civil war. I believe one senator said he was going to lead an impeachment of Hillary as soon as she stepped into the White House. Some Red States threatened to secede from the union if she had won the election.
At the end of his State of the Union Address, President Trump said, “In God we trust.” To me, it wasn’t enough. So what? What are we going to about that?
So we trust in God. We trust in God all right. We trust that He is unhappy that the United States is the only country in the world that recognizes homosexual marriage. (Correction: I remember that The Netherlands became the first country to legalize gay marriage. I am surprised to find in Wikipedia a long list of nations who recognized and / or perform gay marriages. There are over 32 countries on the list.)Joe Kennedy was the Democratic Party‘s responder to President Trump‘s State of the Union Address. He gave his full support to the gay-lesbian agenda which includes homosexual marriage. At the end of his rebuttal, he invoked the name of God and asked Him for His blessing on America. As a Catholic, he went against his own religion with his support of the gay agenda. He, or at least the Far Left and most of the Democratic Party are in favor of bringing in more Muslims from the Middle East. The Muslim religion makes them enemies of the homosexuals. We who belong to the Christian religion are quite tolerant of homosexuals. We don’t really care what they do in the privacy of their own bedrooms. We are willing to live and let live. Yet, many homosexuals still hate us. They bring lawsuits against Christian bakers to try to force them to bake same-sex wedding cakes for them.
Concerning the national debt, President Trump said nothing about this in his State of the Union Address. Yet this is the biggest worry our nation faces. Perhaps the tax cut will help create more jobs which will help pay for the national debt. Perhaps, as President Trump stated before, that we first need to rebuild our infrastructure that is badly in need of repair.
We seemed to be a nation not under God. We are one nation, but that‘s all. When we became one nation, the Constitution became the supreme law of the land. The Constitution says almost nothing about religion. That’s because religion use to be within the jurisdiction of the individual states. Therefore, with the Constitution as the supreme law of the land, the Supreme Court could rule that Bible reading in the classrooms was unlawful. This is the exact opposite of what our Founding Fathers envisioned. Our schools are now spiritually empty. “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Romans 3:8). And so we have abortion, divorce, murder, and school massacres.
CALIFORNIA WLDFIRES, CLIMATE CHANGE AND GOVERNOR BROWN
December 10, 2017 Sunday. Tonight, on 60 Minutes, Governor Brown was interviewed on 60 Minutes. He blamed the disastrous wildfires that are burning out of control around Los Angeles on President Donald Trump. He said President Trump is ignoring God’s Wrath by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on protecting the environment. There was no time given to President Trump for a rebuttal. So the whole segment was one sided. Donald Trump would say that the Paris Agreement was also one sided. Besides that, he said we would be using clean coal.
Hopefully we will be using clean coal. We also have shale oil. In fact, we have more shale oil than all the oil that’s in both Russia and Saudi Arabia put together. Hopefully that also will be used so that it is environmentally friendly. We must fear God’s Wrath, as Governor Brown said, because the Bible states, “…and You should destroy them who destroy the earth.” (Revelation 11:18)
Perhaps Governor Brown should look at California’s policy on sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Statistics show that many of these fires are started by illegal immigrants from Mexico (according to Ann Coulter‘s book Adios, America!, Chapter 12, p. 196). Those are some of the ones who we should blame for “destroying the earth.”
We should try to work together to solve our problems rather fight each other. It’s been said that oil is too valuable to burn. There are many uses for oil such as in making nylons, plastics, and fertilizers. I think Governor Brown has the right idea in using solar panels. California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas have plenty of sunshine. And we have a lot room for these solar panels. We could place solar panels all along the side of our highways. We could also exploit the geo-thermal heat that we have in abundance.
Another problem we have is shortage of fresh water. California is showing the way in recycling its sewage to produce fresh water. We should also consider desalting sea water.
AMERICAN EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM, CAPITAL OF ISRAEL
December 8, 2017 Friday. Every night I pray for the Second Coming, the rebuilding f the temple in Jerusalem, and the moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. As of last Wednesday, my last prayer has been answered. President Trump has announced that the American embassy there will be moved to Jerusalem.
This is really no big deal except that Mr. Trump is finally carrying out his promise which he made during the presidential elections. After all, it’s what we should have done in the first place when Jerusalem was made the capital of Israel. Nations who have relations with us have their embassies in Washington, D.C., not in New York City. Supposedly we have our embassy for Brazil in the capital of Brazil, which is Brasilia, not in Rio de Janeiro. And yet, many of countries around the world have criticized this move as a threat to the stability to peace in the Middle East.
The moving of our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will take four years. This means that Mr. Trump’s term of office will have come to an end before the embassy is finally relocated to Jerusalem. If there is another person--a Democrat, like Hillary--she may very well decide to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv rather than allow it to be moved to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is called the apple of God’s eye. In the future, God will be jealous for Jerusalem and make it the greatest city in the world. It is my hope that the American embassy in Jerusalem will reflect glory of God and be a very beautiful building.
THE KATE STEINLE CASE - OUTRAGEOUS VERDICT
December 2, 2017 Saturday. “Nothing about Mr. Garcia Zarate’s ethnicity, nothing about his immigration status, nothing about the fact that he is born in Mexico had any relevance as to what happened on July 1, 2015,” the defense attorney said.
What happened on July 1, 2015 in San Francisco was that Kate Steinle was walking on a pier with her father and brother when she was shot in the back. She said she couldn’t breath. Soon after that, she died in her father’s arms.
The case has political overtones. The liberal media has hushed up the story as much as possible. I asked one of my liberal friends what he thought about Kate Steinle death. He doesn’t watch Fox News, so he never heard of Kate Steinle.
As to what the defense attorney said, if Garcia Zarate didn’t have a gun, Kate Steinle would still be alive. If Garcia Zarate had been in Mexico where he belongs, Kate Steinle would still be alive.
Liberal and far left politicians in San Francisco and Sacramento believe in open borders between the US and Mexico. They seem to be welcoming legal and illegal immigrants to take advantage of our welfare benefits. Then when they commit a felony, they seemingly are granted immunity from our laws. Their only punishment is deportation.
Donald Trump was elected president to put an end to this abuse of justice. Hopefully he will do exactly that. He has threatened to cut off federal funds to San Francisco which will persuade California city and state officials to protect American citizens as well as immigrants.
THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS
October 3, 2017 Tuesday. “An act of pure evil” is how President Trump has described the worst massacre in US history that took 59 lives. We should not jump to conclusions until we get all the facts, but that’s what I did when I heard the news. I immediately thought it was an Islamic terror attack. After all, it’s what they have been doing in the past few years. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. I thought Congress should declare war on Islam. But evidence seems to suggest that the shooter had no connection to any Islamic terrorist group. If that is true, then it is unsettling that Islamic terrorist groups do not have a monopoly on murderous atrocities. The shooter was a millionaire American who stockpiled several assault rifles with lots of ammunition. It goes against the politically correction accepted explanation that poverty is the chief reason for heinous crimes like these. The main reason for crimes like these and the spread of Islam is that we have rejected the God of the Bible and His Savior Jesus Christ. We are becoming more and more violent like in the days of Noah before the Flood.
SOUR GRAPES - THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
October 1, 2017 Sunday. The Bible says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” I wish to be called one of God’s children, so I have to be careful what I say about the NFL.
I’ve had some complaints about the NFL and the Buffalo Bills for many years now, as I am sure football fans around the country have about their team and the NFL.
One of my earliest complaints has been the football stadium in Orchard Park that use to be Rich Stadium but is now New Era Field. It replaced War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo which was built somewhere around 1930, and was nicknamed, “The Old Rock Pile.” The one that was suppose to replace the Rock Pile was to be built in Lancaster; and it was going to be a domed stadium. But Mr. Ralph C. Wilson, the owner of the Buffalo Bills, had some disagreement with the builder, and so the domed stadium was never built. Instead, an open-air stadium was built in Orchard Park, in what we call in Western New York “The Snow Belt.” To give you an idea of what the Snow Belt is like, I once went on a pleasure cruise in my car on Route 290 from north to south. It was a cloudy day in winter. North of Broadway, it was bone dry. But when I was somewhere south of Broadway, I was immediately in the middle of a snow storm. It was windy and the snow was coming down hard. I got off the expressway and got back on going north. When I went north of Broadway, there was suddenly no snow. Everything north of Broadway was bone dry. My car was covered with about an inch of snow. I felt somewhat embarrassed.
I am just as embarrassed that Western New York built a 78,000 seat open-air football-only stadium in the Snow Belt. The seating has been reduced in number down to 72,000 with the inclusion of luxury boxes. Those 72,000 seats are anything but luxury. I went to three games. Those seats are nothing more than aluminum benches with backs to them. When the weather gets cold, you have to bring a pillow or something to sit on. It does get cold at the stadium during wintertime. I asked a co-worker and friend of mine if he wanted to go to a Bills game with me when it was winter. His response was, “It‘s too cold.” Another time, one co-worker was going to a Bills game when it was winter. One of the girls gave him this advice, “Don‘t freeze you’re a-- off.” When I saw him again on Monday, I asked him how he enjoyed the game. He said he only stayed there for half of the game because it was cold.
The late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson would rub salt in the wound when he gave his reason why attendance in the wintertime was so low. He said it was because Buffalo is a small market. Yeah, sure. We just can’t compare with giant megalopolises like Green Bay, Wisconsin. The NFL has more salt to rub in the wound. Just recently, after we spent several million dollars renovating the stadium, the NFL told us it wasn’t good enough to host a Super Bowl game. We need to have a dome stadium like the one that was suppose to have been built 45 years ago in Lancaster, they said. Our county executive said no. I agree with that statement even though I think it would be great for Buffalo to have a dome stadium. But what would become of the stadium we have now? Would it sit unused and rust away? My own suggestion--even greatest hope, fondest wish, and heartfelt prayer--is for New Era Field / Ralph C. Wilson Stadium / Rich Stadium to have a geodesic dome built around and over the stadium from the ground up, much like the American pavilion in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Spaceship Earth building at the EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, and the one at the South Pole in Antarctica. It would also be great if this dome was retractable like Roger Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Racism - As soon as the Colin Kaepernick became controversial, Hillary Clinton accused those of criticizing those who protested as being racists. This is because more that 70% of the players in the NFL are blacks. The NFL was formed in 1920. Black players were kept out of the NFL until 1946. After that, American football fans marveled at the accomplishments of their heroes like Jim Brown, Walter Peyton, and Jerry Rice. They played for OUR team. We loved them.
But now, they have turned against us. They are kneeling down or sitting down during the national anthem. They said it has to do with our country mistreating blacks and people of color.
What they seem to miss is that for the last eight years, this country has been under the administration of a black president who did absolutely nothing for the black people. And yet, most black people would gladly vote Obama to a third term if he was allowed. And Obama would again do absolutely nothing for them. One news commentator, Hannity, I believe, said that love for America is what binds us together. That may be true for half of Americans. We are a divided country. The thing that united us all was the NFL. We were all for OUR team. Now that is taken away from us.
“The Meek Don’t Inherit the NFL” That is what one sportswriter once wrote in the Buffalo newspaper. This is the opposite of what Jesus taught us in the Bible where he said, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
Here are some more Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount that do not apply to the NFL:
1) “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Players in the NFL seem to love to cheat. The deflated footballs the New England Patriots were using is one example. Several years ago, the Raiders used a play that they practiced on all week in which they would fumble the ball to each other until they got it into the end zone. Happily, cheating has been reduced by the use of instant replay and multi-angle cameras. Sometimes, however, teams try to defeat this piece of technology by running a new play before the old play can be challenged.
2) “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” That’s not how you make money in the NFL and the NHL. The NHL was losing viewers because it was so boring watching players skate around and back and forth in the ice rink. So they added fighting to the sport to bring back the fans. I can’t find any direct quotation, but the Armstrong church observed that the axiom of competitive sports seem to be, “If you hurt them enough, you win.”
This quotation is attributed to Red Saunders and Vince Lombardi: “Winning is not everything; it‘s the only thing.” The NFL has eliminated a lot brutality in the sport. In years gone by, we use to see spearing with the helmet and chop blocking which were designed to maim the opposing player.
3) Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” This is quite laughable especially when the Bible says, “For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45) What comes out of these NFL players many times is the filthy F word and spit. That spitting is disgusting. It is not casual spitting as though they had a cold and needed to clear the gunk out their mouths. It is deliberate contemptuous spitting that they do just when the camera focuses on them. Even the coaches do it. The white NHL is just as bad as the black NFL. A few years ago, I watched the goalie of the Stanley Cup champions turn his head and spit just as the cameras and microphones came before him to interview him. Any player who spits should be fined $5,000. This is prime time - family time on our living room TV sets. It should not be allowed.
When I was in the 3rd grade at Holy Name, the science book we were using had a little side note in italics that said spitting causes tuberculosis. I tried to verify this on the Internet. Here is one item from the UK that I found
If this article is true, then spitting is not only a bad example to our youngsters, it is a health menace.
Long Hair - Some players in the NFL wear their hair down below their shoulders. The Bible says in I Corinthians 11:14, “Does not nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair it is a shame to you?” The Armstrong Church told everyone that Jesus did not have long hair by pointing this scripture out. It surprises me that the NFL allows its players to have long hair. The Army would not allow its soldiers to have long hair. But I guess the NFL is not the Army. You can’t even see the names on the back of their jerseys because its covered with long hair. Why bother having their names on their jerseys if you can’t read it?
Long Hair - Some players in the NFL wear their hair down below their shoulders. The Bible says in I Corinthians 11:14, “Does not nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair it is a shame to you?” The Armstrong Church told everyone that Jesus did not have long hair by pointing this scripture out. It surprises me that the NFL allows its players to have long hair. The Army would not allow its soldiers to have long hair. But I guess the NFL is not the Army. You can’t even see the names on the back of their jerseys because its covered with long hair. Why bother having their names on their jerseys if you can’t read it?
Kneeling - When a man goes down and kneels on one knee, it’s usually when he asks a woman for her hand in marriage. These NFL players have taken something that is holy, humble and beautiful and turned it into what is now evil, proud, and ugly.
Cheerleaders - When you look at the sidelines of New Era Field / Ralph C. Wilson Jr. / Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, it’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t see. You don’t see are the Buffalo Jills -- the cheerleaders of the Buffalo Bills. That’s because they are on strike. They are on strike because they want to be treated as employees of the Buffalo Bills organization. They’ve been on strike for three years now. From what I’ve read on their web site, they’ve won a recent court case, and we may soon see them again back on the sidelines of Sunday home games. I am so happy for them! They are so pretty! It’s not just me who thinks they are pretty. When I was working at one company, this one lady was bragging that her brother’s girl friend is a Buffalo Jill, and she is beautiful. At other company I worked for, one guy named Jeff was saying that he went to the ballgame and was watching the Jills. He said in a loud voice, “They are beautiful!”
The Bible has a few things to say about beauty. One of the sort of negative things the Bible says about beauty is in Proverbs 31:30, Revised Standard Version, which says, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Beauty is vain, says Solomon. He had 1000 wives and concubines, some, if not most, or even all of them were beautiful. Yet that’s what he says about beautiful women. He might have meant that their beauty doesn’t last forever. We all get old and gray and not as good looking as we use to be.
Beauty can be used for either good or evil. In the Bible, Solomon took wives from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Zidon, and of the Hittites who turned his heart to idolatry. As a result, the kingdom was split in two--Israel and Judah. The two kingdoms often fought each other. They were both eventually conquered by their enemies. The Book of Esther starts out with king of Persia summoning his wife Queen Vashti to show off her beauty. In her pride, she refused his order. She was therefore removed as queen. A beauty contest was held in which the beautiful Jewish woman Esther became the new queen of Persia. She saved her people from their enemy Haman who planned to destroy all the Jewish people in the Persian Empire. Beauty is not that critical in the NFL, but it is welcomed. After all, we built the stadiums to watch the football players, not the cheerleaders.
Buffalo is not the only team without cheerleaders. There’s also the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Chicago Bears. The Pittsburgh Steelers use to have cheerleaders but let them go in 1969. One source said the owners were too religious to have scanty-clad women on the field. Another source said that management didn’t want the cheerleaders because the Steelers are macho. They don’t need cheerleaders. The Chicago Bears let go of their cheerleaders -- the Chicago Honey Bears -- in 1985 because some of them along with a few from the other teams posed topless for Playboy Magazine. Before the Playboy incident, TV cameras would show the cheerleaders on the sidelines waving, smiling and dancing. After the incident, the showing of cheerleaders was taboo. Cheerleaders were considered “dirty”. Even today, TV cameras are very shy about showing us folks at home the cheerleaders. They might show them close up from the neck up.
In some ways, they are dirty. One of the ex-cheerleaders of the Chicago Honey Bears said that when they chanted, “Go all the way,” it was obvious. It meant something else besides getting a touchdown. And on this one Thursday night football game I was watching, it seemed the cheerleaders were in the same position a center is in just before he long hikes the ball to the punter.
So the TV camera were off the cheerleaders and were instead on the players and coaches who were spitting and swearing. Or else they were on the fans in the stands.
In Dallas, the cheerleaders are just as famous as the players. Their uniforms are, as one Buffalo Jill put it, winners. They are one of kind, all right. Unfortunately, it copied in one form or another by the cheerleaders of the other teams. Some think that the way to beat it is by having fewer threads and more skin. Most guys seem to preferred that kind of outfit. I prefer the more conventional outfits. Back in 1981, my mother and I, and two friends attended the Monday Night Football game at Rich Stadium with the Bills playing the Dolphins. The uniforms the Jills were wearing consisted of their white boots, red bikini bottoms, and red jackets. Mom didn’t like the bikinis bottoms. She said, “They should wear a short skirt.”
Yes, Mom! A short skater skirt, Mom! With sneakers and socks rather than boots.
Having a squad of NFL cheerleaders is an honor to each of our communities. The NFL players are recruited from all across the country. Hardly any of the players play for their hometown. But the Buffalo Jills are local gals and do come from the Buffalo area.
One of my teachers at Kensington High School told the class that being a cheerleader is a great big asset to a young woman’s job search. Employers are really impressed when they see on a young woman’s resume that she has been a cheerleader.
NFL cheerleaders represent their respective teams and communities. They could help to unite the country by participating in a dance party where they could sing and shake hands with each other.
One thing I would wish they would do. Every Thanksgiving Day, six teams will be playing. If and when the TV cameras show the cheerleaders, I would like them to do more than just smile and say, “We’re number one.” I would like them to say, “Happy Thanksgiving Day,” to all the folks at home. The same for Christmas, New Years, and maybe Hanukah.
“Our product is football” - This statement is not a problem, but it is an incorrect one that I remember 45 years ago when the Buffalo Bills were putting up a fuss about naming the stadium. Rich Products, which is a Buffalo company that manufactures coffee creamers and other dairy sweets, wanted to name the stadium, “Coffee Rich Stadium,” after their coffee creamer Coffee Rich Creamer. After much bickering, Rich Products agreed to drop the word “Coffee,” and settled for naming the new stadium “Rich Stadium.” The statement, “Our product is football” is incorrect because professional football is not a product. The Buffalo Bills do not make footballs. Their business is a service. And that service is entertainment. Their entertainment is professional football. Cheerleading is almost the same. It is a service; and that service is entertainment. Both football and cheerleading are two types of entertainment.
Praying - The Bible says, “Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thessalonians 5:17-18). I can’t argue about that except it doesn’t look right when a God-fearing NFL football player goes down on one knee and bows his head and humbly thanks God for 8 or 10 seconds for the wonderful touchdown he scored while his teammates are jumping up and down celebrating around him. It’s just a game. It’s not a time to show worship to God. That can wait a few seconds when the player returns to the sidelines. He might raise his arms and say, “Thank you, God!” as soon as he scores the touchdown.
As Solomon would say, “To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. …a time to embrace, a time to refrain from embracing. …” Ecclesiastes 2:5. The time when you score a touchdown is NOT a time when you refrain from embracing, from laughing, from celebrating.
Prayer should be something private. As Jesus said, “When you pray, enter into your closet and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father which is in secret, and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.” Matthew 6:6. Even so, I am in favor of school prayer and opening prayers--just as it says in Proverbs 3:6, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
Fake - Fixed - Rigged Football - Throughout the history of the Buffalo Bills, it seems like they usually ended up with the short end of the stick. We Bills fans would often blame the owner Ralph Wilson for being so cheap and not going after the good players to make the Buffalo Bills a really great team. The Buffalo Bills have been consistent losers. Against the Miami Dolphins, they own the longest losing streak in the history of the NFL. Their losing ways seem to fit a predictable pattern--no matter how well they do, they lose in the end. Their losing ways could also be blamed on bad calls from the referees. In one case, a Miami Dolphin offensive player was guilty of holding a Bills defensive player who would have made a decisive tackle. Films of the play not only show the Dolphin player guilty of holding, he actually tackled the Bills guy from behind. But there was no penalty called even though the referee was standing next to and looking at the two players. The Bills player even protested to the official while he was on the ground in the arms of the Dolphin player; but the referee refused to throw his flag. Losing was so common for the Bills that it seemed like it was part of their game plan. If fact, I don’t think it’s a possibility, I am sure of it., In overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bills were certain winners when quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick lobbed a beautiful spiral pass into the end zone. As the ball sailed through the air, I was absolutely certain that it was NOT the winning play. A lowly, pathetic team like the Buffalo Bills just doesn’t win the game that easily against the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers. Stevie Johnson was right under the ball and had it in his hands, but he dropped it. The Bills had to punt the ball to Pittsburgh. The Steelers muscled their way on the ground into the end zone and won the game. As for Stevie Johnson, he was in a corner all by himself feeling really down. Yeah, sure. And the announcers were saying that he should just shake it off and just go on and play the best he can. Baloney! He dropped that ball on purpose. None of the announcers or sportswriters said it was fake football. Well, I’m saying it. Football is rigged. For the sake of the odds makers and the stockbrokers, certain teams have to win and certain teams have to lose. The players today are making so much money that it doesn’t make much difference to them whether they win or lose.
One other example of fake football is Super Bowl 49 between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. I was for the New England Patriots, so I can’t be accused of being a sore loser. It was near the end of the game. Deion Sanders called it the worst call in Super Bowl history. I call it the stupidest thing I ever saw. The Seattle Seahawks only had to keep the ball on the ground and let the clock run out to win the game. But they elected to throw the ball which ended up being intercepted by New England. New England went on to score and win the game. That is my best example of fixed football.
STILL AT WAR WITH NORTH KOREA?
September 22, 2017 Friday. It is often said that the war in Korea that started in 1950 never ended. No peace treaty was ever signed. So, technically speaking, we are still at war. Well, technically speaking, there never was a war in Korea in 1950. Nobody declared war on anyone. The same was true in Vietnam. The Vietnam War was our longest war, yet we never declared war on North Vietnam or the Viet Cong.
But we did sign a peace treaty that supposedly ended the Vietnam War. American troops were withdrawn. Then North Vietnamese troops poured in and captured the capital city of South Vietnam (Saigon). Which means that a peace treaty means nothing. Peace depends on you being strong enough to enforce peace on your enemy--not a piece of paper. Neville Chamberlain found that out the hard way. After he signed a peace treaty with Hitler, the Germany army which had seized half of Czechoslovakia, took over the rest of Czechoslovakia.
DOES NORTH KOREA HAVE GOOD REASON FOR GOING NUCLEAR?
September 21, 2017 Thursday. There’s an argument that North Korea has a legitimate reason for arming itself with intercontinental ballistic missiles and thermonuclear warheads. It has been noted that President Kaddafi of Libya complied with our demands to disarm. Though he met with our demands, he was still killed. Thus, Kim Jong Un has a good reason for arming himself with nuclear weapons. Is this true? If this is true, why haven’t we heard from Kim Jong Un explain that to us? I do not believe this the reason why North Korea is arming itself with nuclear weapons. Back in 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. There were no American troops in South Korea. This was naked aggression and an attempt to unite all of Korea under communist rule through military force.
PRAY FOR FLORIDA
September 7, 2017 Thursday. The USA seems to be the target again of a super massive hurricane that is soon to strike the Florida Keys and march northward right through the entire length of the Florida penisula, then through Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. The area around Houston is still suffering from the floods brought about by Hurricane Harvey. The total economic fallout from this storm is still to be felt. Not only do we have to look after the people who were made homeless by Harvey, but the prices at the gas pumps are suppose to go up because of damage to the oil refineries in southern Texas. And now we have a super storm that is to wreak destruction on nearly the entirety of Florida. Our President Trump should call on the whole nation to ask God for his mercy and not let the people of Florida suffer from this horrendous storm. Our own pastors and ministers should lead us to pray for God’s mercy.
THOUGHTS ABOUT IRMA AND THE FUTURE OF FLORIDA
September 8, 2017 Friday. As I watch the news on TV seeing the people of Florida trying to evacuate their state, I am feeling the frustrations of millions of Americans in what seems like a hopeless situation. There are millions of cars using the highway and they are going nowhere. By nowhere, I mean traffic is crawling at a very slow 5 mph. Why? What’s the hold up? Is there a solution to this problem? Can we learn from this calamity? In such an emergency as this, there are two courses of action that can be taken. You can either stay home and tough it out and hope for the best, or you can pack your car, head for the highway, and get stuck in traffic. Name your poison.
Our highway systems were built for mass transit and interstate commerce. They obviously were not built for mass evacuation. Perhaps we should train ourselves to be better prepare for mass evacuations. A few practice drills every so often might be very helpful. Florida’s airports were shut down. Rather than shut them down, we might use them for evacuation. Also, our railroad system should be use for mass evacuation. We need to seriously think about these things.
There are predictions based on scientific data that Florida and other lowlands in Texas, Louisiana and other parts of the southeast USA are sinking under the ocean due to climate change and the brutal assaults of these super hurricanes. This a a tremendous loss of valuable real estate (family homes, businesses), farmland, and national territory. What is to be done about this? Is anyone thinking about these things? Is anyone coming up with any answers?
I have one or two suggestions: 1) President Trump wants to build The Wall. I think we should consider building The Dike. The Dike would extend 20 miles out from our current southeast shoreline. It would start from the Texas-Mexican border at Brownsville. It would go along the Texas coastline, the Louisiana coastline, the Alabama-Mississippi coastline, around the entire Florida coastline including The Keys. The Dike would go along the Georgia coastline, the Carolinas coastline, the Virginia coastline, the Maryland-Delaware coastline, the New Jersey coastline, the Long Island coastline, across the Long Island Sound to Rhode Island, around the Massachusetts coastline, along the New Hampshire coastline, and along the Maine coastland to the Maine-Canadian border.
Can we really build The Dike? God says we can. In Genesis 11:6, God was watching mankind building the Tower of Babel, and he said, “…now NOTHING will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.” It’s not likely that will happen. That would be too expensive. An alternative might be to enclose portions of the lowlands--just like New Orleans is protected by levees and pumps. This is what we have to do in places like Miami, Tampa and even New York City.
For now, I think we need for pumps and generators for cities like New Orleans. We should have plenty of backup pumps and generators in case some of them fail. Another thing we should have is what California is now doing. They are purifying or recycling their sewage so that they will have more drinkable water rather than waste pollution.
Another suggestion I have concerns controlling of the weather. We seem to be able to predict where Hurricane Irma was going to hit even while it was still in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We knew it would hit the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rica, Cuba, and then go north straight up the Florida peninsula. If we can predict where a hurricane is going to go, can’t we steer it to where it won’t do any harm like in the Sahara Desert or Antarctica?
August 26, 2017 Saturday. My prayers go out to the Corpus Christi - Galveston - Houston area in south Texas. I have some friends and relatives who live in that part of the country. I pray for their safety as well as for all those people living in Texas and Louisiana.
Is God punishing Texas and the U.S. for some terrible sin or sins? One Bible minister (I think it was the Christian Jew Foundation) said that whenever we do something wrong to Israel, and Jerusalem in particular, God immediately punishes us for it. There were several examples given of wrong actions taken on Israel in one part of a newspaper, then on the front page was the story of a great hurricane hitting the USA. I am not sure if I have the right answer, but the recent resignations of Steve Bannon and Sabastian Gorka from the Trump Administration might the reason for this hurricane. These two men were supposedly pro-Israel and anti-Muslim in their views. I know Sebastian Gorka is very pro-Israel and an expert on Islamic terrorism.
I also feel Mr. Trump is shifting a favorable policy away from Israel and more and more towards the Arabs. He is becoming more and more like George Bush the Younger who declared Islam to be a religion of peace only two days after the 9/11 attacks. He has allowed American jets and arms to be shipped to the Arab states of Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He has delayed or even cancelled the moving of the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He has promised to drain the swamp in Washington, yet he is leaving many anti-Israel Obama holdovers in the government and the military.
Here's an article that was just published in Israel Breaking News today (August 28, 2017):
Besides praying, I wish there were other things that could be done to fight or even take advantage of super storms like these. Couldn’t we build wind generators to harness the power of these hurricanes to provide electricity for our needs? And couldn’t we build pumps and pipelines to carry water away from coastal lowlands to the arid regions of west Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada? Sometimes praying isn’t enough. Mr. Beer, the man who became the Armstrong church minister in Buffalo after Mr. Sell left town, commented on what Jesus said about having faith as small as small as a mustard seed. He said, “…you could say to this mountain, ‘Remove hence to yonder place,’ and it shall be moved, and nothing shall be impossible to you.” (Matthew 17:20). Mr. Beer explained that if he wanted a mountain moved from one place to another, and he had good reason to move the mountain from one place to another, he would get himself a bulldozer and a dump truck and dig up the mountain and haul it away until it was completely removed. He backed up this statement by quoting the Apostle James who said, “Faith without works is dead.” (James 2:17)
May God open our hearts to help the unfortunate citizens of Texas who even now are suffering from this monstrous hurricane.
August 18, 2017 Wednesday. Protests and riots have broken out in in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. There has been one death. Among the rioters were White Surpremists, the Klu Klux Klan, and Nazis. In the aftermath of these riots came the call for more laws against hate speech, more clamping down on hate groups, and better law enforcement. Only a few voices were heard calling for the return to Christian values and the fear of God. That is the really permanent solution this ugly problem of racism.
THE SIMPSON PARDON
July 23, 2017 Sunday. O.J. Simpson received a pardon for his crime of breaking, entering and stealing his own memorabilia. He will be released on November the 1st.
The larger issue everyone every one has on their minds is the brutal stabbing murder of his wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. I was at work in the office on the day of the verdict back in 1995. We were all gathered around the TV set when O.J. was declared not guilty on all charges. Then I heard one young woman let out a cheer, “YE-AHHH!!!”. I looked to see where that was coming from. In a large group of young white women sitting on the floor in front of the TV, there was one young black woman sitting in their midst who was happy. I looked at her with anger in my eyes. One of the lady supervisors escorted her safely out of the room.
I asked Sandy, one of the girls who was hired at about the same time as I was, “If he didn’t do it, then who did it? The prosecuting attorney said they had no intention of investigating the case any further. All the evidence they collected points to O.J. as the only suspect. OJ’s actions in the aftermath of the murders were not those of an innocent man. He was running away from the police in his Bronco vehicle. He was pointing a gun at his head and threatening to shoot himself.
Did O.J. Simpson really kill Nicole and Ron? Most whites say he did. Most blacks say he didn’t; and they are happy that O.J. won his case in court. It was an “us versus them” mentality. The same situation existed among the members of the jury. The black members said O.J. was not guilty and said they would still vote “not guilty” today. From what I’ve read, one of the said to the ones who thought O.J. might be guilty that they could vote “not guilty” and go home now or they could stay in court forever.
The Constitution of the United States guarantees that a person charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law tried by his/her peers. One common expression we have in the USA is that if you want a trial by jury, it means you are guilty. And if you are tried by jury, you will usually be found “not guilty.“
He may not be guilty of murder, but in another trial, he was convicted of wrongful death for which he was sued $58 million.
In the Bible, there is no mention of jurors. At least two witnesses are needed to sentence anyone to death for the crime of murder. So in spite of the heinousness of the crime, O. J. Simpson would not suffer death if he were found guilty of murder because there were no witnesses. He could only be sentence to life in prison according to the Bible.
THE UNITED STATES SPACE FORCE
July 9, 2017 Sunday. After midnight, I was watching Gutfeld and three other Fox News hosts discuss the need for a new federal government agency or branch of the military that would be known as the United States Space Force or Space Corps. The US Air Force is opposed to this idea. They think outer space is their realm of defense. I believe they are right. The discussion, however, turned into satire and sarcasm when it was also suggested that we may need a US Underground Force. This issue of weapons in space needs to be taken seriously and not left in the hands of comedians and funny men like Greg Gutfeld. For one thing, there is Communist Red China that moving rapidly in all areas of the military. They were disallowed from participating in the International Space State Project because they are too military. So now, they are planning their own space station which will probably employ the latest in space technology weaponry. They have built a man made island in the South China Sea and claimed sovereignty over that man made island and all of the South China Sea. Along with all that, one of their military generals said several years ago that their goal is the extermination of all people on the continents of Australia and North America, and then to incorporate them into China Proper and colonize them with their own people. They have never renounced their ambitions. They have plans to send men to the moon and also establish bases there on the moon. They also have plans to send men to Mars. It is my opinion that they will establish colonies on the moon and Mars and claim them as their own--just as they claim the South China Sea as their own--and wish to claim Australia and North America as their own. We must do everything we can to thwart their ambitions. We have no choice if we wish to continue into the 22nd century.
THOUGHTS ABOUT OTTO WARMBIER
June 20, 2017 Tuesday.
I don’t know Otto Warmbier. All I know is that he was an American college student, age 21, who went to North Korea, presumably stole a poster, was sentenced for 15 years, and who died after spending 1 year and a half in prison.
It reminds me of when I was in Kensington High School. I walked into my History class one day and was immediately attracted to a bright red Nazi flag hanging on the front wall. Our teacher, Mr. Millard, told us the story behind that flag. He said the guy who brought it back from Austria which was under Hitler’s Regime almost lost his life. As he reached out to grab the flag, he was shot in the side by a rife bullet. He, fortunately, survived his injury and was allowed to take the flag home as a souvenir.
You have to wonder about people who do crazy things like that. Some would say they asked for it. I still feel sorry for him. I wished our medical people could have saved his life.
June 21, 2017 Wednesday.
Joseph Stalin once said that when one person dies, it’s a tragedy. When a million people die, it’s a statistic. That seems to be the way I feel now. Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice complained about the United Nations doing absolutely nothing about the 250 Christian children who were kneaded into dough last October 2016. I certainly care. But what’s 250? It’s just a number whereas Otto Warmbier is a name. He was young 22 year-old man. He was a college student. We know where he lived. We know what his phone number was. We know his father’s name. We have pictures of Otto and his father.
June 22, 2017 Thursday. Otto’s father blames Obama for doing nothing. Obama told him to stay quiet in order to not to upset the North Koreans. Obama is either inept or uncaring. I think he is uncaring--just as he is pro abortion. A pro abortion guy cares nothing about the person who lives outside the womb anymore than he care about the unborn baby inside the womb.
June 23, 2017 Friday. After Otto Warmbier died, John McCain said that North Korea committed an act of murder. In Genesis 9:6, after the Flood, God said, “Whoever sheds man’s blood by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God made he man.”
It’s hard to tell what we should do according to the Bible. King David punished the people of Ammon when they disgraced his servants who were sent to paid honor to their new king. But Otto Warmbier wasn’t send by our government to North Korea.
Our U.S. government tries to protect it’s citizens even when they travel abroad overseas. But there is only so much we can do. It would have been half way decent of North Korea to demand the U.S. or the family of Otto Warmbier pay a fine for stealing a poster, and then, once the fine was paid, to let him go. But North Korea is a brutal nation. They often initiate skirmishes (artillery shellings) with South Korea along the border. They stole our spy ship the USS Pueblo and tortured its crew. 60 Minutes told how they have strict laws that send many of their own people to prison. Once they are in prison, they seldom get out alive. Their dictatorship spends a large percentage of their national wealth on military weapons. As a result, many of their people are starving.
May God have mercy on the people of North Korea and rid them soon of their evil wretched government. May he send Our Lord Jesus to bring freedom, real peace, and prosperity to North Korea as well as to the rest of the world. “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22: 20)
June 14, 2017 Wednesday.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP!!!
Hoping that you have a great day in making America great again! God bless you with His Holy Spirit of love, strength, wisdom, knowledge, and courage.
LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKS
June 4, 2017 Sunday. Last Saturday night, Muslim terrorists struck England again. One of them was running over pedestrians in a van on the London Bridge. Three Muslim terrorists were attacking shoppers on nearby Borough Market with knives. The total number of casualties was 7 dead and 48 wounded. The death toll may rise because 21 of the wounded were critically injured. All 4 of the Muslim terrorists were killed by armed policemen.
June 5, 2017 Monday. We know they were Muslim terrorists because one of them said, “This is for Islam,” just before he stuck a knife into one guy. Some of the shoppers thought it was all a joke until he saw the blood. It was no joke.
The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks. They are happy to bring fear into the heart of Britain.
Last week, one of the residents of Manchester said in the aftermath of the attack, “Life goes on.” Life goes on, such as it is, according to Captain Picaard of the United Star Ship Enterprise on Star Trek TNG episode, “The Royale.” We have to simply get use to an occasional terrorist act now and then. Hopefully, there won’t be too many of them. And, if we’re lucky, none of us or our loved ones will be injured or killed. It’s just driving a car or flying in an airplane. We take our chances and hope for the best. If it happens, maybe it will happen to somebody else.
Prime Minister Theresa May called for tougher measures to fight Islamic extremism. Alas, yes. England use to be such a peaceful society. Its policemen were unarmed. But now they brought in all these Muslims from “the religion of peace.” They’ve brought wolves into the sheep pen. So now they have to get tough. They have to arm themselves.
My question is: How much of this senseless, insane violence from the Muslim World are we in the Western World going to take before we say, “Enough is enough.” Or are we just going to learn to live with it? The Bible seems to indicate that the West will reach a point where we will actually go to war with the Muslim World for supporting terrorists like ISIS. In the Book of Daniel, it says, “And at the time of the end shall the king of the South (Saudi Arabia?) push at him. And the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind with chariots, with horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass over.” Daniel 11:40
THE MANCHESTER BOMBING
May 23, 2017 Tuesday. Nineteen young people were killed and 50 people were injured by a suicide bomber in Manchester, England last night at an Ariana Grande concert around 10 PM their time. This follows President Trump’s visit to his first foreign country, Saudi Arabia, since his election. Mr. Trump made a speech there pleading for the leaders of the Muslim religion to try to get to the root of this problem concerning terrorism and violent radical Islam.
The root cause of most terrorist acts and violent “radical” Islam is the second half of the Koran which contains verses such as killing the infidel, the Jew, and the Christian. This half of the Koran must be deleted and not ever to be read again. The civilized world must not tolerate the violent teachings of Islam anymore.
I am jumping to conclusions by assuming that the suicide bomber who committed this unspeakable crime was a Muslim. But it seems this type of violence is rather typical of Islamic jihadists whose beliefs are that killing and being killed for Allah will bring them great happiness in paradise.
We can only be thankful that security measures were in place at the Manchester concert which prevented many more deaths from taking place. We pray for the families of those who were lost in that tragedy.
May 24, 2017 Wednesday. My suspicions were confirmed that the suicide bomber of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was a Muslim. His name was Salman Abedi. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the atrocity, and they are even rejoicing over the carnage. And the carnage now stands at 22 dead.
President Trump calls the jihad terrorists “losers.” Are the jihad terrorists “losers.” Yes and no. I say “no” that the Manchester bomber was a winner because he was one just man and he killed 22 people and injured 47 other people. I say he was a winner because he brought fear, humiliation and disruption. Ariana Grande cancelled the rest of her world tour because she was broken. Perhaps ISIS can do this to her again or to any performer who plans a world tour. This means more security is needed for each and every rock concert that attracts large crowds. Increased security means more money which is added to the price of the tickets for these concerts. More security also means more inconvenience for the average patron who must undergo more thorough searching to ensure the safety of all attendees.
I say “yes” that the jihad terrorists are losers because their reward is not 72 virgins in paradise for their “martyrdom.” They are murderers. The New Testament apostles have a few things to says about murderers:
1) Paul says in I Corinthians 6:9 “Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God?"
2) In Galatians 5:19,21, Paul says, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest which are these: ….MURDERS…of which I tell you before as I have also told you in time past that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God."
3) The John says in I John 3:15, “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no MURDERER has eternal life abiding in him.”
4) This is what happens to murderers according Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and MURDERERS…shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone which is the second death."
May 25, 2017 Thursday. President Trump won’t say the M-O-N-S-T-E-R word. That’s what he said in his speech in Saudi Arabia. He said he doesn’t want jihadi terrorists to be honored, glorified and embolden by such a name. I think the word “monster” suits these jihadis just fine. It is something like Hitler. It is a mass murderer of defenseless women and children. What else do you call someone or something that wants to kill you? who wants to give you as much pain and suffering as he / it possibly can? A monster, that’s what. What do you call a person who starves a woman almost to death, and then feeds her a bowl of stew that what’s left of her little son? A monster, that’s what. What do you call someone who hold a woman’s private so that she can’t urinate and so that she explodes inside? A monster, that’s what. What do you call someone who marries a 9-year old girl, takes her to bed and kills her sexually by tearing up her insides? A crazy monster, that’s what. And what do you call a person who straps a bomb filled with nails and kills 22 young people, including a beautiful 8-year girl, at an Ariana Grande rock concert in Manchester, England? A goddamn crazy monster, that’s what.
May 12, 2017 Friday. The firing of Director of the FBI James Comey by President Trump was shocking news to everyone. The way James Comey received the news of his firing (by announcement over TV news) has made this event even more distasteful. I am not happy at all about this action. There are some who are now saying that Mr. Trump fired James Comey just as he was beginning to investigate Mr. Trump’s supposed interference or rigging of the presidential elections. However, many of the agents in FBI are happy that James Comey is gone. Some of them have resigned when he went before the nation to list all the federal violations made by Hillary Clinton by downloading secret and classified information into her personal server; he then simply dismissed all the evidence against her and would not press any charges.
THE NEW PRESIDENT OF FRANCE
May 9, 2017 Tuesday. President Donald Trump congratulated the newly elected president of France Emmanuel Macron. Mr. Macron is 39 and the youngest man ever to be French president. Other than that, conservatives, such as ConservativeHQ, are not happy that he is the new leader of France. They say Macron’s election spells doom for France and French culture. They quote Macron as saying that there is no French culture. It is believed that Macron plans to Islamize the educational system of France, and thus turn France into a Muslim nation.
April 20, 2017 Thursday. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News was one of my favorite news reporters and commentators. I think my favorite is Sean Hannity because he is more conservative and is less hesitant to endorse a good conservative candidate. Bill was let go by Fox News because of the sexual harassment of five women. If you are raised a good Catholic and Christian, that is something you shouldn’t do. Bill Clinton probably did worse. Maybe, maybe not, I don’t know. He paid something like $7 or 13 million in settlements. For that kind of money, it must have been more than just leering at a black girl and calling her “Hot Chocolate.” Whatever he did, it angered many advertisers so that they refused to sponsor his show.
The Factor goes on without Bill O’Reilly with Dana and Eric filling in. My personal choice for a permanent replacement would be a pretty lady. I am sorry to see Megan Kelly leave. I miss her and hope that Fox News will have someone as good looking as her on in her place.
April 23, 2017 Sunday. The Tea Party and other conservative groups claim Bill O’Reilly was fired unfairly. They say Fox News is becoming more liberal and does not want conservative talk hosts on their network anymore. If that is true, Bill O’Reilly should state his case and tell us that he is not guilty. This does fit in with Bible prophecy in which “…the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” (II Timothy 4:3)
NO WIN WAR
April 15, 2017 Saturday. The missile attack of Tuesday, April 4th on an air base in Syria was in defense of humanity, as Mr. Trump described it. The people who suffered from these saran poison gas bombings are grateful to America that they are spared more of these horrific and Nazi-like poisonings. I’m sure we in the USA are happy to help them out. But don’t look at them as friends.
Looks like this video gone, too.
This video shows what happens when these hapless Syrians who are poison gassed by Assad’s force flee to the West and take up residence in America.
In time frame 1-40, we see that the typical American neighborhood has been changed to an Arab / Muslim culture. The American businesses were driven out, and the Muslims took over.
In time frame 2:00, we see a car going by with one guy and his three wives. Polygamy is not allowed in the USA. But we see it with our own eyes in this video in Dearborn, Michigan. They apply for government assistance, and live at taxpayer’s expense. It is no surprise that they vote for Obama and other Democratic politicians give them all their benefits. In return, the Muslims give them their votes.
They cheat the welfare system. They apply for and receive Medicare benefits while owning the latest cars and living in houses worth $250,000. That’s a quarter of a million dollars.
In time frame 2:43, we learn that immigrants from the Middle East represent the fastest growing group, and that Obama has taken in more Middle Eastern immigrants than from Mexico and Central America. Seven million Syrians have applied to come here as refugees. The total population of Syria is about 19 million. That means over one-third of the people of Syria want to move to the United States.
Time frame 4:30, “You never see American flags?” The driver responds, “Never. Never.” To be fair, we don’t see too many American flags flying from American homes unless it’s a national holiday. But I believe you won’t see any American flags flying from Muslim homes in Dearborn, Michigan on the Fourth of July. From what I’ve read, the celebration of Independence Day is discouraged in the Muslim-populated areas of America because the tail end of Ramadan takes place around July 4th, and we don’t want to offend Muslims by celebrating Independence Day on their holy days of Ramadan.
Time frame 4:35, “The Muslim community does not blend in with American society. “
Time frame 4:50, “Do not assimilate with the Americans. They are your enemies.” If we are their enemies, then they are our enemies. What are they doing in our country?
April 15, 2017 Saturday. A confrontation appears to be forming between North Korea and the United States over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and testing. These are against international law. If we are to punish North Korea for violating international law, we need to destroy all their nuclear weapons and they entire nuclear weapons production facilities. Such an action may require extensive damage to North Korea’s other defensive facilities such as radar, and anti-aircraft guns.
It is not a well-kept secret that North Korea has all of its cannons and missiles aimed at South Korea. The capital city of Seoul, in particular, is in the sights of North Korea’s heavy guns. It would seem imperative that the amount of damage North Korea inflicts on Seoul and the rest of South Korea should be kept to a minimum as much as possible. So I would think a first strike on North Korea would be necessary in order to achieve this desired goal.
A pre-emptive strike was thought about 72 years ago back in years just after World War II. America had the atomic bomb. Russia stole the secrets to it and started making atomic bombs. Winston Churchill urged a pre-emptive strike to take out Russia’s nuclear weapons. But we didn’t agree. So now more nations have nuclear weapons. And to defend ourselves, we must have escalation, which means more nuclear weapons. We’ve spent billions and even trillions of dollars building up our nuclear arsenal and our nuclear deterrent. What a waste of money! Finally, we have international laws that make it a crime for other nations like North Korea to possess nuclear weapons and to threaten us with them.
MISSILE ATTACK ON SYRIA
April 12, 2017 Wednesday. Last week Tuesday, President Trump ordered two U.S. Navy destroyers to launch 60 missiles, 59 of which hit the Syrian air base from which sarin gas was dropped on innocent civilians including 25 children. The missiles destroyed 20 Syrian aircraft. Mr. Trump also gave a warning that stronger action would be taken if chemical and poison gas weapons were used again.
Most of the world applauds President Trump’s action. He gave a 40 minute warning so that those in the target area could flee to safety. No troops were involved, so no America lives were lost.
It was a decisive attack which sent a clear message to the world that America has the might and the power to enforce international law. Moreover, with Mr. Trump (rather than Obama) sitting in the White House, we have the will to use that power.
NO CHOO CHOO?
March 23, 2017 Thursday. I was listening to Tom Bauerly on WBEN AM radio yesterday. He was talking about ending passenger rail travel. Specifically, he mentioned the abandoned Central Railway Station on Paderewski Drive in Buffalo. There have been talk, from time to time, of reviving the old station as an alternative to tearing it down.
I am one of those who would like to see the station renovated and put to use. However, that may be impossible because the difference in the population of Erie County today compared to what it was at the time it was built. My only suggestion is that it could be used as connection between downtown Buffalo and the suburbs to the east. But even that is a poor idea. There is no reason for stopping at Paderewski Drive unless the building were converted into a shopping mall.
As for passenger rail travel in the rest of the country, though I never rode on a train, I am a big enthusiast when it comes passenger rail travel. From what I have read in the past, passenger rail service has not only be neglected by American railroad companies, it has been torpedoed by the auto industry.
The airline industry also wouldn’t care to have a healthy passenger rail service to compete against. There are some limited railroad services between airports in the suburbs and the downtown areas. Shanghai in Communist Red China is one instance that comes to mind. The subway system in New York City is credited for relieving auto traffic congestion considerable. Without the subway, auto traffic in the Big Apple would be impossible, from what I’ve heard.
I’ve always dreamed of connecting areas of the country where there is little rail transportation at the present time. I am talking about Alaska. If only there was passenger rail service from the lower 48 states to Alaska, I would eagerly hop on a train and go there. I’ve read that the rail service they have now in Alaska is responsible for most of the development between Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Another area of passenger rail service we have neglected in the United States is maglev rail transportation. Trains of these kind are known to go up to 260 miles an hour. This is what they have in Shanghai. It is suppose to be the world’s fastest train. There are plans to have high speed maglev trains from London to Tokyo that would take only 3 1/2 hours to complete.
(In the USA, we still use the English system of measurement rather than the metric system as the rest of the world does. Converting kilometers per hour to miles per hour would be as follows:
A train moving at 400 kilometers per hour would be moving at 248 mph.
A train moving at 430 kilometers per hour would be moving at 267 mph.
A train moving at 3,500 kilometer per hour would be moving at 2,174 mph.)
To reach Tokyo would require digging a tunnel under the ocean. If that is possible, then traveling from Alaska to Russia by maglev train should also be possible. So in the future, every major city on the earth will be connected by high speed, quiet, non-polluting, and (hopefully) cheap maglev train transportation. The only drawback I see in the video is that there are two types of maglev trains. Will the train tracks of the future be compatible so that either type of train can travel anywhere the other train can go?
February 28, 2017 Tuesday. On one of Sean Hannity’s TV shows recently, he had former Speaker of the House Newt Ginrich on as a guest. He was talking about the fake news story that has been getting a lot of media attention. Newt mentioned “fake education” because that is the source of “fake news.” Our teachers and professors are drumming propaganda into our children’s minds that Christianity is wrong, America is wrong, the Republican Party is wrong, America and Christianity are evil unless it helps those who hate us and want to destroy us.
Barak Obama spoke of the need for national unity before leaving the White. Donald Trump also spoke of the need for national unity. This was George Washington’s desire--that America be united and not divided. That is why He opposed the idea of political parties. How do we do it? How do we all get on the same page?
Education is the answer. But what kind of education? When I was attending Erie Community College, one teachers said that money is the most important thing in the world. I did not argue with her. Money seems to help make our lives easier, more comfortable, enjoyable, and manageable. With money comes power. Power and money--that’s what our society values the most. We all want to have more money.
Education is the answer. But what kind of education? When I was attending Erie Community College, one teachers said that money is the most important thing in the world. I did not argue with her. Money seems to help make our lives easier, more comfortable, enjoyable, and manageable. With money comes power. Power and money--that’s what our society values the most. We all want to have more money.
Another teacher at Erie Community College said she would not pledge allegiance to that (USA) flag. She is a citizen of the world. There use to be an American flag hanging in every classroom at Erie Community College at one time. The last time I was there, there were no American flags in any of the classrooms. There was only the one American flag flying outside of the library on the flagpole. I think it is important that our college students learn to love their country. Instead, we have kicked R.O.T.C. off of most, if not all of our campuses; and we have removed the American flag from our classrooms.
The Armstrongs built three college campuses. One was in Pasadena, California. Another was in Big Sandy, Texas, and the third one was in St. Albans / Brickett Wood in England. The Armstrongs boasted that their colleges provided the missing dimension in education. They said other colleges and universities taught their students how to make a living. But Ambassador Collage taught their students how to live life. These colleges came to an end after the passing away of the Armstrongs. But the idea of teaching students the meaning of life is essential. The proof of their success is in the divorce rate of their graduates. They had only one couple who divorced--and that was a couple they advised not to get married (according to Armstrong).
This is what our Founding Father had in mind when they drew up the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. This document states: “Religion, morality and knowledge being essential to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” What we have today in our colleges and universities today is knowledge. We don‘t have religion and morality. We don‘t have happy marriages. We have students with colleges degrees who are making a lot of money. But we have a high divorce rate. Half of this country‘s marriages end up in divorce. One millionaire once said after several divorces that he would give up his wealth for one happy marriage. Religion and morality are actually frowned upon by our public educational institutions, and even outlawed by our government. The Supreme Court banned the reading of the Bible and the saying of prayers in our classrooms. We are no longer a nation that feels religion and morality are essential to good government and the happiness of mankind. We only have knowledge, knowledge, and knowledge. Instead of religion and morality, we have anti-religion and immorality.
Much of this lawlessness is organized and well-financed. That, and the Supreme Court decision against Bible reading and prayer, is why I believe the changes and reforms President Trump makes to this nation while he is in the White House will not stop our rapid decline once he leaves.
February 21, 2017 Tuesday. I was reading some of the letters to the editor in the Buffalo News. One letter was short one-sentence criticism of Donald Trump that President Trump is an insult to intelligence and an intelligent community. When I was attending Erie Community College, we were taught that when you make a statement like that, you should give at least two explanations or reasons for your statement. There is no way you can explain that statement. It is just the mindless hate of Mr. Trump that has been going on since he announced his candidacy for president.
Donald Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 with a degree in Economics. He is a billionaire. He knows how to do business with the Communist Red Chinese and with other countries--friendly or otherwise. How can anyone say he’s not intelligent?
There are times when he contradicts himself. Hillary has done the same thing. Politicians are renown for making plenty of contradicting statements. The Far Left liberal press seldom notices when Hillary makes a contradictory statement. They, in fact, either ignore them or try to cover them up.
I do not excuse Donald Trump when he makes a contradictory statement. He must learn to always use the facts to back up his statements.
I pray that God will give Donald Trump the strength to endure the pressures of office of the presidency. He was not strong enough to put up with the constant criticisms and name calling when he ran for president in 2012. He dropped out. Donald Trump should learn to expect this. In the Bible, as one turns away from the ways of this world and practices righteousness and the ways of Christianity, he (she) will face persecution, as Paul says in II Timothy 3:12, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
THE MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN
February 6, 2017 Monday. No, that’s not right. There is no Muslim travel ban. Pres. Donald Trump enacted an executive order banning visits from seven Muslim nations that he considered dangerous and too risky to allow citizens from those seven countries to enter the US. A Muslim ban would be unconstitutional it would seen. We cannot discriminate against a religion. But, in my view, Islam is scarcely a religion. It is more of a code of hate and conquest. Our government should carefully convene a convention or committee to really look into the question of allowing Muslims into the country. Their book, the Quran, commands its adherents to chop limbs off the non believers and to attack them until they are no more.
TELL NO LIES
January 25, 2017 Wednesday. Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked by a reporter if he will tell them the truth. His response was they have to be honest with the American people. I think his response was too kind to a hostile liberal press that wants to destroy him. They’ve even taken shots at Donald Trump’s youngest son. His answer should have been what is in the Bible. “Answer not a fool according to his folly lest you also be like unto him.” (Proverbs 26:4). The next verse seems to contradict that statement, “Answer a fool according to his folly lest he be wise in his own conceit.” (Proverbs 26:5). The Armstrong church was questioned about those two verses. They had an answer. It’s the answer that Jesus showed us when his enemies confronted him with a question. He answered their question with a question as in Matthew 15:3-6 where he said, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded saying, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘He that curses father or mother, let him die the death.’ But you say, ‘Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, ‘It is a gift, by whatsoever you might be profited by me.’ And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free.’ Thus, have you made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.”
What Press Secretary Spicer should have told that reporter was: “Did you ask Obama eight years ago if he was going to tell the truth?”
The word “fool” is a very nasty word. In Matthew 5:22, it says, “But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause whall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be in danger of the council; but whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” So I am careful not to call anyone names. I was simply quoting from the Bible when I wrote “fool.
”The Lord has created us to be his very sons and daughters, yet he seems to have a low opinion of us. Even of us who believe in him, it says in John 2:24, “But Jesus did not commit himself to them because he knew all men. And needed not that any should testify of man for he knew what was in man.” When Peter tried to dissuade Jesus from going up to Jerusalem to sacrifice himself for our sins, he said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan, for you are an offense to me.” He called Peter “Satan.” And after his resurrection, he was walking with two of his disciples who failed to recognize him. He said to them, “Oh fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” He called his disciples, “fools.” Well, if the Lord Jesus should call me “Satan” and “fool” then I won’t feel too badly because I’m just like Peter, his two disciples, and everybody else. He called us “worthless servants” in Luke 17:10 when he said, “So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, ’We are unprofitable servants. We have done that which was our duty to do.’”
In John 18:19, after Jesus was arrested and taken to the High Priest, the High Priest asked Jesus of his disciples and of His doctrine. Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I even taught in the synagogues and in the temple where the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. Why ask me? Ask them who heard me what I have said to them. Behold, they know what I said.” And when He had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of the his hand saying, “Do you answer the priest so?” I believe the reason the officer whacked Jesus in the face was because he knew what Jesus was doing. Jesus answered a question with a question--He was calling the high priest a fool.
The Book of Job starts off with God praising Job before Satan. He says to Satan, “Have you seen my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and upright man, one who fears God and eschews evil?” (Job 1:8) Yet, at the end of the Book of Job, Job is asking God for answers as to why He has punished him so severely that he killed all his children, taken away his donkeys, oxen, sheep, camels, most of his servants, and his health by smiting him with boils all over his body. Instead of giving Job answers, God gives him more questions. He talks to him like a fool--asking him question after question after question.
God also calls us sheep. He warns us about wolves in sheep’s clothing. David’s famous Psalm 23 starts out, “The Lord is my shepherd,” and we are his sheep. One booklet I read that’s offered by the Christian Jew Foundation was A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23. He said that sheep are stupid animals. They make the same mistakes over and over again. They are extremely dependent and helpless. The shepherd has to watch over them constantly.
In Romans 7:19, Paul comments about his own (and our) sinful nature. He says, “For the good that I would do, I do not. But the evil which I would not, that I do." The Apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 13:1-13 that if we can speak in different languages, can foretell the future, can understand all things, can move mountains with our faith, and be generous with our wealth, but have not charity or love, we are nothing. So the Bible tells us that we are not only dumb sheep that keep on sinning and sinning, but also it says that without love we are just plain nothing.
As for lying, that is also a serious matter. The 9th commandment of the Ten Commandments is: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16.
Revelation 22:15 says, “For without are dogs and sorcerers and whoremongers and murderers and idolaters and whosoever loves and makes a lie.” The Armstrong church really emphasized obedience to the Ten Commandments. We were to be completely honest in our conversations. If someone asked one of us, “How are you?” and we responded, “I’m fine. Thank you. How are you?” that statement would be wrong if something was wrong with us like a headache or sore throat. We would have to explain that we are having problems or else we have lied. We would have broken the ninth commandment; and that is a sin. As Mr. Armstrong wrote in one of his booklets, all lies are black lies. There are no white lies.
There are some exceptions to lying. It seems God does not want us to tell the truth to our enemies in order that they may do us or our loved ones harm. This is shown in Judges 16 where Samson fell in love with a Philistine woman named Delilah. She tried to have him tell her the secret of his strength. Three times he lied to her. When he finally told her the truth, he lost his sight, and, soon after that, his life.
In a case before that, Rahab the harlot helped the two Israelite spies who entered Jericho (Joshua 2:1-10). The men of Jericho were looking for them. Rahab hid them and lied to the men of Jericho that they were no longer in the city, but that they had gone by the river Jordan. The Armstrong church said that God uses pagan sinners to fulfill his purpose. Yet, this “pagan sinner,” Rahab, went on to marry Salmon, an Israelite of the Tribe of Judah, to become the great great grandmother of King David according to Matthew 1:5. Rahab was mentioned by the Apostle Paul as a woman of faith in Hebrews 11:31.
God not only uses “pagan sinners” to lie for Him, He also uses the devil to carry out His purpose. He asked His angels how He may entice the wicked King Ahab to go up and fight at Ramoth-Gilead to die in battle. The devil came forth and say to God, “I will be a lying spirit in the mouths of his prophet.” And God said to him, “You shall persuade and prevail. Go forth and do so.”
God also conceals the truth through the use of parables. After Jesus told the parable of the sower of seeds, his disciples asked him why he does he speak to the crowd in parables. Some Christian churches teach that Jesus spoke in parable to make His teaching clearer--so they could understand better. But Jesus that he spoke in parables so that they wouldn’t understand. (Matthew 13:13)
There also seems to be a case when a white lie was told. It was told by Sarah, the wife Abraham, who, according to what the Apostle Paul said in Hebrews 11:11, had faith to believe that she would bear a son even though she was 91 years old. She told a white lie--even to God Almighty. God asked her why she laughed. She told him she didn’t laugh. But God told her she did. (Genesis 18:15)
As a Christian, I feel it is important to always speak the truth and to always obey God‘s commandments. If you point out someone’s fault, you shouldn’t be guilty of the same thing or something worse. Both Jesus and Paul spoke out against hypocrisy. (Matthew 7:1-3) and (Romans 2:1-3)
You should try to keep your promises. Jesus said we shouldn’t swear; and that whatever we say we are going to do or not going to do, we should simply say “yes” or “no.” (Matthew 5:37)
In the Bible, there are two places where it says that God cannot lie. In Number 23:19, it says, “God is not a man that he should lie…” And in Titus 1:2, the Apostle Paul says, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.”
One of the prayers we use to say when I was in Holy Name of Jesus School was the Act of Faith. The end of the prayer is like this: For in revealing them (the teaching of the Catholic Church), you can neither deceived nor be deceived.
God can certainly not be deceived. He is all knowing. But we’ve seen that He can deceive. However, when it comes to making promises, He cannot lie. He always keeps his word.
Likewise, it is my fervent hope that the promises that President Donald Trump made will also be kept.
GET THE US OUT OF THE UN?
January 24, 2017 Tuesday. A bill has been introduced in Congress to end our membership in the corrupt world organization known as the United Nations. Much as I dislike the United Nations, such a move would be a mistake. The latest outrage at the UN is that because the US abstained on the vote to condemn Israeli settlements in occupied territory. This vote took place in the UN Security Council where the five permanent members of the UN are able to back up any resolution passed there with their military might. This is very similar to what happened in the Korean War. The Soviet Union abstained, or walked out, of the vote to send in troops into Korea to thwart the armies of the attacking North Koreans. What would happen with US departure from the UN? Would the UN Security Council vote for troops to fight against Israel should they violate the resolution? My own view is that we should exercise our status as the world’s number one super power to expel all nations in the United Nations who do not honor the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
WOMEN’S MARCH AROUND THE WORLD
January 23, 2017 Sunday. Women have been marching in Washington D.C., and I think women are marching all over the world. From what I’ve read, pro-life women’s groups were excluded from the march. Jason Watters of Watter’s World on Fox News was interviewing some of the women. Some of the women walking by were using profanity, which was blanked out. One woman screamed that she has a right to her body. Which means, she has a right to abort her baby if she want to. Half of aborted babies are girls. Don’t women have the right to be born? In any case, I feel that the women’s march is another sign that this is the She Generation which will be cut short by the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
January 20, 2017 Friday. “President Donald Trump.” That’s going to take a while getting use to saying. It reminds me of when I was 10 years old. I was use to hearing “Senator John Kennedy.” Then after his inauguration, it was “President John Kennedy.” It took a while getting use to that.
The inauguration of Donald Trump shoots down at least three prophecies. The first one was my own exaggeration which I mentioned on my About Me page. I said the next president (Obama) would be our last president.
Another prophecy was the one from the Bible Code that I feared would happen. That is the one in which Donald Trump would win the election, but that Hillary would steal the White House. Maybe that can still happen, but it is unlikely. It also means that the Bible Codes may be helpful once in a while. Certainly when a major event happens, someone with a computer and knowledge of the Hebrew language is bound to find that event written in the Bible Code--after the event happens. It’s usually a tricky thing to try to determine what the future will be by finding words in a biblical Word Search Puzzle where some words are written across, some are written up and down, some are written diagonally, and some words are written backwards.
A third prophecy that was shot down was the one in which we (America) are Babylon. My friend Ron even thought this might be true. We are suppose to be Babylon, or the Kingdom of the South. Russia is suppose to be the Kingdom of the North. The King (Obama) is also supposedly born in Kenya, which is 2000 miles south of Jerusalem, which is another argument for us being the Kingdom of the South. The Kingdom of the South is suppose to push at the Kingdom of the North. The proponent of this prophecy then predicted that Obama would not finish his term in office. The Russians would attack America; and Obama along with millions of Americans would be killed in the attack. That didn’t happen.
My own personal opinion as to what will happen from now on is that Donald Trump will be a one-term president. He will bring in prosperity to America and Israel. He may move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as he promised. The temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt during his administration. Then according to the prophecy of the Apostle Paul in II Thessalonians 5:3, major reversals will take place: “For when they shall say, ‘Peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction comes upon them as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”
Though I am not certain when the temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt and the Second Coming of Our Lord will be, I think these are exciting times. As Jesus said in Mark 13:37, “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch.”
OBAMA'S FAREWELL ADDRESS
January 12, 2017 Thursday. I did not watch Obama’s Farewell Address live. I have a certain dislike of Obama which kept me from doing so two nights ago. But I am watching a video of his speech so that I may critique it.
At he beginning of the video, he gets a long and enthusiastic applause, a lot of cheering, and a standing ovation. On the video I was watching, it lasted almost two minutes. Obviously, a lot of people like him and even love him.
He said he learned a lot from listening to the people of America. This contradicts what I’ve heard some Republican congressman have said when they tried to make suggestions to him. “We won,” was his answer to them. Obama has an agenda. You are either with him or against him. He doesn’t make compromises.
He talks about when he moved to Chicago when he was 20 years old. He said he became active with ordinary working people. The thing is: he never worked a day in his life. And he was sitting in the church pews listening Jeremiah Wright cursing America.
Some in the crowd chanted, “Four more years. Four more years.” Obama responds, “I can’t do that.” That’s what worries me. Will Donald Trump really be president of the United States on January 20th, or will the White House be stolen as someone predicted using the Bible Code? There are some on the Internet who tell us to watch January 15 and January 19 because Hillary and Obama have been planning martial law and a military takeover for the past several years. There’s even videos on the Internet that show Communist Red Chinese soldiers in United Nations uniforms now here in the United States who are ready to take over the country.
He uses the Declaration of Independence to tell us that everyone in the world is created equal with equal God-given rights and freedom to come into America and do whatever you please. He mentions immigrants coming from across oceans. When he mentioned acrossing the Rio Grande, he got cheers.
He mentions the radical ideal of a more perfect union.
"It’s why GI s gave their lives at Omaha Beach and Iwo Jima, Iraq and Afghanistan--and why men and women from Selma to Stonewall were prepared to give theirs as well."
Really? The people who were rioting in Selma and Stonewall were prepared to give their lives as our GI s at Omaha Beach, Iwo Jima, Iraq, and Afghanistan? I don’t believe that for an instant, “Mr. President.”
"So that’s what we mean when we say America is exceptional. Not that our nation has been flawless from the start, but that we have shown the capacity to change, and make life better for those who follow.”
Our children who follow us will not appreciate the $20 trillion national debt they will spend their entire lives paying for. Our children may not have a future when the dollar and our economy crashes because of the national debt.
"For every two steps forward, it often feels we take one step back." I think for every one step forward, it always feels like we take two steps backward. I mentioned the national debt. Obama promised to reduced the national debt; instead, he has doubled the national debt. He promised to withdraw our troops in Iraq. All of his generals advised him not to do that. He did it anyway. What happened was that the Middle East became destabilized and ISIS took over. He stabs our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel, over and over. He drew a red line in the sand in Syria warning Assad not to use poison weapons. He did nothing when Assad used poison weapons. What he did was make American resolve and American promises worthless. Communist Red China now claims the South China Sea to be their territorial waters. Obama did nothing. He has made race relations worse. When 5 police officers in Dallas were slain, he blamed their deaths on bigotry in the police department.
“But the long sweep of America has been defined by forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed to embrace all, and not just some.
If I had told you eight years ago that America would reverse a great recession,"
Did America really reverse a great recession under Obama? According to Sean Hannity of Fox News, we had only 1% growth rate in our economy while Communist Red China had 3 or even up to 5% growth rate in their economy. Home ownership for black people in America is down under the Obama Administration. Many people lost their full time jobs with benefits and now have to work two part time jobs without benefits. Close to 50 million Americans are receiving food stamps. This is nothing to brag about, Mr. Obama.
"reboot our auto industry,"
Our auto industry was greatly streamlined during Obama’s administration. But should he take any credit for that? From what I’ve read, Cadillacs are being imported from Communist Red China. And Ford was ready to set up a plant in Mexico.
and unleash the longest stretch of job creation in our history…if I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people,”
Opening up a new chapter with the Cuban people may not have been a good idea. There is no need to have diplomatic ties with dictatorships.
GOOD RIDDANCE TO OBAMA
December 30, 2016 Friday. There is less that 22 days remaining of the Obama Administration. Yet, to me, it can’t end soon enough. Obama seems to acting like the devil in Revelation 12:12 where it says, “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea, for the devil is come down to you having great wrath because he knows he has but a short time.” In the short time he has, he has managed to have the United Nations declare new Israeli settlements illegal. He has soured relations between the United States and Russia over the supposed hacking of the elections. And he has made the suggestion to Donald Trump that he (Obama) would have won a third term if it were not for the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. Obama has been a terrible president for the United States.
Obama has been bringing in thousands of immigrants into this country from the Middle East at a time when our economy is in a state or recession or worse. Many of this Middle East immigrants have no love for America. Some of them have show their willingness to kill Americans.
It is suggested that Obama was in favor of a Illinois state bill that would allow a baby which survived abortion to be put to death. If this is true, than that would mean killing an American citizen according to the U.S. Constitution.
Obama has increased the national debt to $20 trillion. Some say this is not his fault--that Congress is responsible for our spending. But Obama practiced anything but frugality. Besides his cabinet members, he had a team of czars to help him run the country. His administration invited everyone to apply for food stamps. He had his personal barber fly in from Chicago to give him a $200 haircut. Michelle had over twenty attendants waiting on her. The other First Ladies before her had one, two, or three. He practiced frugality with our military veterans where we learn five years into his administration that some of our veterans were dying in the waiting rooms of their local VA Hospital while waiting for medical attention.
In contrast, the captured Muslim terrorists we have at Gitmo are treated as honored guests. They are given one-to-one (doctor-to-patient) medical attention. They are allowed to read their Koran. They have prayer rugs. Their book of hate The Koran, the holy book of Satan, is handled with kid gloves or is not even allowed to be handled by any of the infidel guardsmen. On the radio recently (Wednesday, January 4th, 2017), I’ve heard that our federal government wants to spend one million dollars to provide a soccer field for the imprisoned Islamic terrorist at Gitmo. Talk about reversed priorities! Then when these terrorists prisoners are freed, most of them, if not all of them, (correction: 12 ½% of them according to Bill O’Reilly) go back to fighting and killing Americans.
Obama is a devil who stabbed Americans in the back, and spit and laughed in our faces.
THE BLIZZARD OF ‘77
Buffalo, New York
The official start of the Blizzard of ‘77 is January 28, 1977. But the birth of the blizzard started in early November 1976. When it began snowing in western New York in early November, it kept snowing day after day after day--every day. We usually get a lot of snow in early November, but then it stops after a few days. Most of the snow we get in early November melts away. Then we just get occasional snowfall up until January. (We seldom have snowfall on Christmas Day.) Then in January, we usually get about 12 days of snow in a row.
My home in Buffalo was a two-family house with a two-car garage and driveway that took up most of the backyard. I tried to shovel the snow off the driveway and also off the path along the back of the house for our garbage cans onto the small lawn between the driveway and my neighbor’s fence. There’s also the side yard between the two houses where the snow had to be cleared out. Each day, the snow hill on the lawn would get higher and higher and higher. I had to bring the garbage cans into the garage so that I could use the sidewalk space by the in back of the house to throw the snow. As more and more snow fell, I had to use half of the driveway as a place to put the snow. In the front of the house, there was a snow hill that covered all of the small front lawn plus the porch. The snow hill was higher than the porch railing.
At the time of the blizzard, I was attending school at Niagara Frontier Vocational Rehabilitation Center to improve my typing skills. I was doing the inter office mail for them. One of the deliveries was to another building across the street. While I walking outside, the wind and snow that was hitting my face felt like needles.
When I was in the classroom, I told the teacher Barbara Lewis, a light-skinned young black lady, what I heard on the weather on TV--that this storm is coming directly from the North Pole. It may or may not have come directly from the North Pole, but what happened was that the cold temperatures froze the surface of Lake Erie so that the daily snowfall would build up on the ice. Then when the blizzard with its strong wind hit Lake Erie, it blew the tons and tons of snow that was on the lake onto the city.
It was a Friday. We leave early on Fridays--about two hours earlier--at three o’clock. It’s a good thing because a lot of working people who quit their shifts at 5 PM were unable to make it home. They were stranded at the banks or factories or stores where they worked.
Before we left for our cars, I told Barbara, “See you Monday--assuming I survive today.” That was a piece of Star Trek I took from the story, “The Doomsday Machine.” Barbara replied, “And that goes for all of us.”
So I took off in my red 1970 AMC Javelin down Leroy to Grider and onto the expressway. I didn’t use the expressway too much. I just needed to get from Grider to Bailey Avenue. I turned off onto the ramp that would take me to Olympic Avenue. As I was going down the ramp, I kept hitting the brakes trying to slow down. I was not able to slow down. At the end of the ramp was a snow bank. I drove into the snow bank and came to a stop. I put the car in reverse, but I wasn’t able to get out. A guy came along and said, “I’ll help you and then you help me.” He pushed me out of the snow bank and I drove to a spot where I felt I would not get stuck in the snow. I went out of the car. There were three guys trying to push the guy’s car out of the snow. The snow and wind were really brutal. They felt like needles on my face. I was about halfway between my car and the other car when the three guys succeeded in pushing my hero in his car out of the snow. He honked the horn for those who pushed him out. I didn’t even thank him for pushing me out.
Thank you, my hero.
I took off again and got onto Bailey Avenue. It was really horrible. You could only see about ten feet ahead of you. There wasn’t any law at that time that required you to turn on your headlights when there was precipitation. We didn’t need a law to tell us to turn on our lights while driving in a blizzard in the afternoon. We all had our lights on.
Driving was slow and almost bumper to bumper. We depended on the guy in front of us to figure out where to go and to make tracks so we can drive on. The side streets were hopeless. If you go into a side street, you don’t come out. I followed traffic to Doat Street to Goemble (pronounced gimble) where I lived. Fortunately for me, there was a nice fresh pair of tire tracks on my street. Unfortunately, before I got to my house, another car was coming at me from the other direction. There was a young couple in the car. I asked the driver if he would drive backwards because I live in the fourth house (now third house). He said no. So I drove backwards to let him continue to Doat. I was unable to go back on Goemble, as I tried several times. I drove back to Bailey Avenue. I went passed Hazel because there was too much snow there. I turned right on Walden, and then I took a chance and drove down on Burgard. I was half way down Burgard when I had to stop. There were cars that were stuck in the snow, and there were guys trying to push them out of the snow. After a few minutes, one of the guys told me I should turn around and go down some other street because there were a lot of cars stuck in the snow up ahead. I told him I live on Goemble and that I want to park the car on the side of the road. The guy told the other fellows what I told him. Four guys pushed my car into a parking spot. I didn’t even thank them.
Thank you for pushing my car into the parking space, guys.
I walked home to 141 Goemble.
According to Wikipedia, the blizzard lasted four days--Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. From what I remember, there was a break in the weather the next day Saturday. I went outside and walked back to the car with an old scoop shovel. The guys had pushed me into a parking space on the right side of the road facing south towards Walden Avenue. I was able to shovel myself out of the parking space and turn the car around north facing Hazel. As I made my way towards Hazel, I would get stuck in the snow here and there. So I would get out of the car with my scoop shovel and shovel myself free. I did that about three times. There were about 4 or 5 abandoned cars in the middle of the street that I had to maneuver around. When I got to Hazel, I was okay. I drove around the corner to Goemble, through my driveway and into the garage. I think it took me an hour to get the car back home from Burgard.
My friend who use to live upstairs was stranded in downtown Buffalo. He spent the night at Columbus Hospital. He was home the next day. He said he had enough. He walked all the way home from downtown.
There was a travel ban in the city. Some people from the suburbs who drove into the city to take in the sights got ticketed by the police for doing so. I remember watching on TV how a policeman stopped two young women in a car. They had their radio blasting while they were listening to “Dancing Queen” by Abba as the police officer was questioning them. They said they were nurses.
Although blizzards are dangerous--causing some people to die in them--others laughed it off. There was one cartoon that was reprinted by the Buffalo News that came from the Philadelphia Enquirer. It was a picture of an airplane flying through a storm with its radio on. The man on the radio who was reporting the news said, “And in upstate New York, the search goes on for Buffalo.”
We did not have school on Monday. I don’t know what day I went back to school. Tuesday? Wednesday?
The blizzard had quite a psychological effect. A year later, I was working for this electronics firm. It started snowing very hard, and it looked like we might be experiencing another blizzard. We thought we would be stranded in the building overnight. One of the guys (Ralph) said, “If only we had stocked up on beer.” The manager let us leave early so that could make our way home before conditions got worse. I was able to make it safely home. Soon after that, the storm died out.
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
December 15, 2016 Thursday. Next Monday, December 19th, 2016, the electors of electoral college meet in their state to vote for the next president and vice-president of the United States. This process could take up to 9 days. By December 29th, all the electors should submit their votes in to the President of the Senate and the Archivist. To become president, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton must win 270 votes. Supposedly, Trump has won 306 electoral votes while Hillary has won 232 electoral votes.
However, there have been some challenges in the swing states for a recount. So far, the recount has supported the votes the Trump received. Not only that, Trump has gained more than a hundred votes in some states.
Also, some electors have voiced their opinions and have stated that they will not vote for Trump as they are suppose to. As many as 20 electors have said this. This would bring Trump’s count down to 286 votes while Hillary’s count would be 252 votes.
Some wonder why we need an elector college. One group thinks that the candidate with the majority of popular votes should win the White House. I am wondering why we need an electoral college if it just as corrupt as our primary elections with super delegates who are committed to one particular candidate regardless of the vote. We should abolish electors and only have the elector college as a system in which the winner of the majority votes in each state takes all. There’s no need in this modern age for electors who can be bribed, threatened, or free to cast their votes for whomever they like.
This worries me because what I mentioned before about the Bible Codes in which one interpretation says Trump with win the election but that Hillary will steal the White House. There is also one health institution that reports Hillary has been scheming to take the White House despite the fact that Trump has won the election.
I wish Donald Trump were as worried as I am. He seems sure that he will be in the White House on January 20th. He is appointing all his cabinet members and making other plans after he is sworn in. I would suggest to Mr. Trump that he pause for a minute to make sure that things go the way they are suppose to. As Jesus told the Church of Philadelphia in Revelations 3:11, so I would say to Donald Trump: Hold fast that which you have that no man (or woman) take your crown.
POST ELECTION THOUGHTS
December 9, 2016 Friday. The election of Donald Trump as our next president was truly a pleasant surprise to me. I thought for sure that Hillary would win the election either by hook or by crook. My friend Ron agreed with me that Hillary would win. On my Religion page, I mentioned that I believe this generation to be the She Generation. That is the number one reason I thought Hillary would win.
In the Book of Revelation of the Bible, there is a mention of a woman who is committing fornication with the nations. In the Armstrong church, we were taught that Bible prophecy has a duel meaning to it. In some cases, there is an instance when prophecy has been fulfilled on a small scale in the past; but it is also to be fulfilled on a large scale in the future. The Divided States of America - After the elections, Mr. Trump said he wants to play a part in which America comes together again. This seems to me impossible. There was one news item on recently in which a professor said we are as close to a civil war as we have been since the Civil War 155 years ago. I agree. It is all because we have abandoned our Christian Heritage and instead embraced evolution and abortion as our sacred truths. The Bible is not even considered to be logical or useful in our modern day and age by liberal scholars, academic scholars and more and more Americans. We are ignoring it. We feel it is irrelevant. I believe conditions are getting worse.
There’s a parable that Jesus told in Matthew 13:33. He said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened.” The Catholic Church and other Christian churches understand this parable to mean that leaven is Christianity, and that it will spread throughout the world until the whole world is Christian. But the Christian Jew Foundation says this is wrong. They said that throughout the Old Testament, leaven is pictured as a type of sin; and sin can lead to death. (James 1:15) Even in the New Testament, the Apostle Paul says, “Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven that you may be a new lump as you are unleavened. “ I Corinthians 5:6-7.
The history of empires shows that they begin as small nations which grow into large nations which grow into empires. Then there is the decline. The moral rot and decay set in; then there is a giant crash. Moral decay is setting into the empire of the USA.
The Democratic Party is largely responsible for this decay. They use to be the party of the working people. Now they are the party of the non-working people. It is my opinion that more and more states will become blue states until all the states are blue states in fulfillment of the parable that Jesus gave about the woman who hid the leaven in the meal. If the electoral college confirms Donald Trump as president of the United States, I think this will be only a temporary setback for the Democratic Party.
THE DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO
November 30, 2016 Wednesday. Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90. He was ruler of Cuba from 1959 to 2006, for 47 long years. It seems like an eternity to me. That’s from the time when I was 10 years old to when I was 57 years old. And even after he retired, his communist dictatorship still continues to this day in Cuba under the rule of his brother Raul. He was at the very least, an irritant to the United States of America. He welcomed Russian missiles that could hit American cities in a matter of a few minutes. President Kennedy had those missiles removed through what he called a “quarantine,” or blockade of the island. Castro sponsored revolutions in Bolivia and Nicaragua.
Reading about Fidel Castro’s life in Wikipedia is very interesting. He was studying to be a lawyer at the same time he adopted anti-imperialist politics at the University of Havana--right under the very nose of Fulgencio Batista. He led two revolutions: one in the Dominican Republic, and one in Colombia. He led a revolt in Cuba in 1953, but failed. He was imprisoned for one year. One year in prison? You would think he would be shot for doing that.
At one time, he allowed certain Cubans to immigrate to the US in exchange for medical supplies. The people he allowed to immigrant to the US were hardened criminals that he
let out of his prisons. These criminals preyed on American society.
Castro confiscated the land belonging to the rich and distributed this land to the poor people. This may have been one of the few good things about Castro, along with universal medical care and education for all of Cuba‘s citizens. Yet, the socialism Castro imposed on his people stagnated the economy. People had no motivation to work harder because everyone was paid the same wage. As a result, food production was down. Cubans were barely able to keep themselves fed, as reported by 60 Minutes. Wikepedia had this to say about Fidel Castro: “critics view him as a dictator whose administration oversaw human-rights abuses, the exodus of a large number of Cubans, and the impoverishment of the country's economy.”
According to this web site, Castro slept with 35,000 women, had 8 children, and made a personal fortune by providing drug traffickers a safe haven in Cuba while the rest of the country starved.
Castro not only enjoyed God‘s blessings with a long life and a long rulership, but the Lord also protected him from most hurricanes. It seemed every time a hurricane ravaged the Americas, Cuba was spared. With the exception of one or two, they would all miss Castro‘s island.
“Life is unfair.“ Everyone knows that. God is unfair, it seems. All these blessings and good fortune that Castro enjoyed reminds me of two scriptures in the Bible:
1) Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not upon them. Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute. They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. Yet they say to God, “Leave us alone. We have no desire to know your ways. Who is the Almighty that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?” (Job 21:7-15)
And this one,
2) There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. (Ecclesiastes 8:14)
I don’t want to be too judgmental. There might be a chance that I am wrong about Fidel Castro, and that he’s not really a bad guy after all. So let’s get it straight from the horse’s mouth. From Fidel Castro himself, he said he was going to hell. Researching what he meant by this, I have found that he was a follower of Saul Alinsky, who believed that hell is a place where the wicked and those short of virtue go in the afterlife.
Jesus tells us where the wicked go in his parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Both Lazarus and the rich man die and both go to Hades. It a place that is divided so that no one can cross over from one to the other. There is a good Hades and a bad Hades. The good Hades is where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Noah and all the other departed saints dwell. The bad Hades is where those who have been selfish and insensitive to the needs of others. These bad folks seem to be in some kind of physical discomfort because “the rich man” wants Abraham to let Lazarus cool his tongue with water. This is where we would find Fidel Castro.
But Fidel Castro doesn’t stay in bad Hades forever. It says in Revelation 20:5, “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.” It says in Revelation 20:12, “And I saw the dead, small and great stand before God, and the books were opened. And another book was opened which is the book of life and dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." It says in verses 14 and 15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
According to what I heard when I was in the Armstrong church, the wicked are raised from the dead to the flesh and blood human beings that they were when they were alive. They are given a hundred years to learn God’s truth and right way of living. At the end of that one hundred years, they are either given eternal life, or they are thrown into the lake of fire to be destroyed forever.
FIFTY FOUR YEARS AGO
November 22, 1963, Friday, Holy Name of Jesus School, Buffalo, New York.
I was sitting in my eighth grade classroom on the second floor. I sat in the 1st row, the 2nd seat about 3 feet from the wall and 8 feet from the door. Theresa sat in front of me. Adrianne sat behind me. Michael Kowalski sat in the 3rd row in the 4th or 5th seat. Tom Janas sat in the 1st seat in the 2nd row.
It was 2:00 PM. Only one more hour before we were to be let out of school to enjoy the weekend. Tonight I could watch one of my favorite TV shows, "The Great Adventure," which was about reenactments of American historical figures and events. Sister Clare Frances was teaching us our English lesson. English and Grammar are boring. There was a knock on the door. That was good. Any interruption of class study by a knock on the door is welcome. Sister Clare Francis went to the door. When she came away from the door, she told the class that President Kennedy had been shot. I was shocked. I suppose all of us were shocked. “Shocked” and “unbelief” were words that were often spoken and heard for the next two weeks. It seemed so primitive, so barbaric. How could such a thing happen in the 20th century? Kathy Wild, one of the smart pretty girls, asked Sister Clare Frances about the protective bubble, or the secret service agents, or some other question like that. Sister Clare Frances asked the class if anyone had a radio. Of course none of us had a radio. If any of us were caught with a radio in class, we would be severely punished. Gregory Bilski told the teacher that he could go home and get a radio because he lives just across the street. He was allowed to get it. While he was gone, there came the dreaded knock on the door. One of the students said, "Oh-oh." I think it was Tom Janas. Sister Clare Frances went to the door. When she came back, she announced to the class that President Kennedy is dead. Rage filled my mind. This is IMPOSSIBLE! This is UNREAL!! How could God let this happen? JFK was a Roman Catholic, a member of the One True Church. How could God let this happen to him? Gregory Bilski came back with his transistor radio. He told the teacher that Kennedy is dead. She said to him, “Yes, we know.” Some of the students in the class laughed. I found that disgusting. I wondered how long it would be before I started smiling and laughing again. We had questions but no answers. We didn’t know who did it. Sister Clare Frances had the class stand and say some prayers for President Kennedy. We said the same old standard Catholic prayers that we all knew by heart. We came to this one part of the prayer where we say, “Pray for us sinners.” We prayed, “Pray for us sinners.” We were suppose to pray--Sister Clare Frances raised her voice in sharp rebuke-- “JOHN KENNEDY!”
I and some of the guys went to the lockers in back of the room for our coats to leave early to be on our posts. I was a crossing guard by the crossing light in front of the church on Bailey Avenue with Mrs. Brown, the crossing guard woman. Trauma is a very strange thing. I am not sure what happened by the lockers. One of the guys, Jim Jackabowski, hit me. I hit him back saying, “Why did you hit me?“ He hit me again and said, “You hit me first.“ We both looked at each other with the eyes of two tigers. Then I realized I was still in the classroom. I looked behind me at Sister Clare Frances. She was looking at me. I looked at her for about three seconds to see if she was going to say or do anything. Sister Clare Frances was a very restrained nun compared to some of the other nuns. She never hit any of us and she seldom raised her voice. But I left the classroom lucky that I was still alive. Jim and I weren’t friends or enemies. We were two good guys who were involved in an accident. That's all. Nothing else happened between us after that. I’m sure if Kennedy’s demise had not occurred, the accident would never have happened.
As I and the other guys were going down the stairs, I said to Paul Grinowski, who I was friendly with, that Kennedy should be canonized. He said, “Canonized a what?” I said to myself, “What do you mean, ‘Canonize a what? What the hell do you think I mean?” I replied, “A saint.” I don’t think I heard what his answer was. He was one of our smart students, so maybe I should have explained myself better. But that’s what the definition of “canonize” in the dictionary means. It means, “to declare a dead person a saint.”
At the crossing light, Mrs. Brown said to me about President Kennedy, “That’s terrible, isn’t it?” I said, “Yes.” The first students to be let out of school were the older students in grades 4 to 8. Then the younger students in the first, second and third grades were let out. They were laughing and joking: “I know who killed President Kennedy. The butler did it.” One little first grader came up to Mrs. Brown and told her, “Mrs. Brown, I know who killed President Kennedy. The butler did it.” Mrs. Brown bent down to him and said, “Oh, I bet he didn’t. Ha, ha, ha, ha.” The little student laughed with her. Mrs. Brown straightened back up and said to the lady standing next to her, “They don’t understand.” The lady agreed, “They don’t understand.” One nice-looking third grader with a crew cut and brown eyes said to me, “Hey, guard. I know who killed President Kennedy. The butler did.” I told him to s--- u- (be quiet). After all the students were let out, I waited around for Michael Kowalski. I saw him go into the church. I didn’t bother to go in. “What good are all those prayers going to do for President Kennedy now?“ I thought.
Years later, I read in the Bible about David’s baby son in II Samuel 12:21-23, who the Lord said was to die. Then said his servants to him, “What thing is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while it was alive, but when the child was dead, you rose and ate bread.” And he said, “While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me that the child may live?’ But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return.” We each have our own way of mourning, I suppose. Even David’s own servants were surprised by what he did.
So I walked home alone. My parents and I watched the news on TV. That’s all that was on TV for the next three days. There was no “The Great Adventure” that Friday night. Even the Canadian radio stations across the border were playing funeral music. We still didn’t know who shot President Kennedy. The Dallas police questioned a few suspects, but they let them go. Then a police officer was shot and killed while questioning a suspect. The suspect ran into a movie theater. He tried to shoot and kill another police officer, but his gun misfired, and he was subdued and taken into custody. His name was Lee Harvey Oswald.
Frank McGee, the NBC newsman spoke a truth when he told about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death--that wherever you were on that day when you heard that announcement, you will remember that day for as long as you live. And he said that it’s safe to say that wherever you were when you heard the announcement of President Kennedy’s death, you will remember this day for as long as you live. I remember that day, Frank. I remember.
In contrast, it is hard for me to remember the day of the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan twenty years later. President Reagan was shot in Washington, D.C. by John Hinckley. I don’t know the exact year; and I am not sure of the month nor the day nor the date without looking this information up. The first thing I remember about that day was that I was driving. I have to try to remember: Where was I driving from? I was driving home from a school called the Equal Opportunity Center in downtown Buffalo where I was learning keypunching. I stopped at my local gas station on Walden and Burgard to fill up on gasoline. The attendant who was filling my gas tank was a nice-looking blond, blue-eyed young man. I asked him if he heard about President Ronald Reagan being shot. He told me he heard the news that some shots were fired at him, but that they missed him. I told him he was hit. That’s about it. JFK was a beloved president. Almost everyone liked him and were very sad when he died. “It’s like losing a member of the family,“ some said. But there were many who did not like Ronald Reagan. When I went back to school the next day, one of the teachers there said, “He (John Hinckley) muffed it. He muffed it” I guess he’d rather see Ronald Reagan dead. If Ronald Reagan had died, would that teacher really have been happy? And what about me? Would I have remembered as much of that day as I did about the day JFK was assassinated?
During the Vietnam War, a father lost his son in battle over there. He wrote about the intense anguish he felt over the death of his son. He said he had trouble falling asleep at night, but when he did fall asleep, it was like a curse. Because when he woke up, he had to face the cold hard fact again that his son had been killed. It was like dying all over again inside. That’s the way I felt the morning after the assassination of President Kennedy. I thought it was bad dream. But no, it’s real. President Kennedy really is dead.
Years later, I learned about President Kennedy’s extra marital affairs. I could see why God took him. I wondered why He didn’t take other presidents like Bill Clinton who also had extra martial affairs. However, after reading this website, it seems like JFK’s womanizing problems were worse than Bill Clinton’s except for the two rapes.
OBAMA--THE LIKEABLE GUY
November 17, 2016 Thursday. On his show last night, Bill O’Reilly characterize Obama as a likeable guy that most people in America are comfortable with. Bill found it hard to explain. I do not find it hard to explain. Obama is a liberal who is pro-abortion, mostly anti-Israel, and pro-Muslim. He is the liberal main stream media’s president. They may criticize him once in a while, but, generally, he is their man. Therefore, Obama enjoys good press coverage. And that’s how many Americans perceive him--as a good man who is doing the best he can, but that Republicans are blocking most of his programs. If you disagree with him, in the eyes of the liberal main stream media, it is because Obama is black, and you are a racist. In truth, at least the way I and many conservatives see him, he is doing everything he can to humiliate America and our friends and allies, and to hinder the growth of our economy by putting restrictions on American companies through his executive orders. Many conservatives believe Obama is not through yet wrecking our American institutions. Some say he wants to declare a national emergency in response to the post election rioting that is going on, and to declare martial law so that he remains in power after January 2017. His departure from the White House cannnot come soon enough for me.
CONGRATULATIONS MR. TRUMP!
November 9, 2016 Wednesday. Congratulations Donald Trump for winning the November 8th presidential elections and becoming the next president of the United States of America! My prayers go out to you, Mr. Trump, that God will give you the wisdom and strength to make this country great again as you promised.
BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU VOTE
November 8, 2016 Tuesday. It’s always a good idea to drive as safely as you can to your place of voting. This is especially true at night because many voters can’t get to the polls before they get out of work at the end of their shift. By that time, it’s after 5 o’clock and after dark.
Last Friday, Democratic Party Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine had another concern about our safety. He is worried that American voters may fall victim to terrorist attacks--specifically from al-qada, the enemy responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center, and who we supposedly vanquished not too long ago.
Ironically, his boss, Hillary Clinton, should she win the presidency, will be importing five times more potential terrorists - those lovely peaceful Muslims from Syria - than what we are bringing in now.
So if you see anything suspicious, like a man wearing a burka, stay away at a safe distance and call the police. On the other hand, you’re probably just imagining things, you Islamophobic infidel!
NEW YORK - THE BLUE STATE
November 6, 2016 Sunday. Donald Trump has been campaigning in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He needs these states’ electoral votes and a few others if he is to beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential elections this Tuesday. One state he is not campaigning in is New York--his own home state--and the third largest state in terms of population and electoral votes. NYS is so overwhelmingly for Hillary that it would be a complete waste of time and money for Trump to bother campaign there. Why? What makes New York State so pro-Hillary?
To find the answer, I checked some of the Letters to the Editor in the Buffalo News. Here is what I’ve found:
1) Donald Trump pays no taxes - which means he cares nothing about being a good citizen, and that he doesn’t care about the middle and lower class citizens. The writer doesn’t realize that many of Hillary’s donors don’t pay taxes either.
2) Donald Trump cares little about animal life. His advisors have actively opposed animal protection policies. His son hunts exotic animals. Sometimes protecting animal life can go to extreme. In California, a judge ordered the reservoirs to drain in order to protect a certain specie of fish that wasn’t even native to the region.
3) Donald Trump is a narcissistic, lying, racist, misogynistic bully. This seems like mere name calling that the writer can give no examples of. I don’t believe everything he says, but we live in an imperfect world.
4) One writer quoted Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural address and said Donald Trump would take us backward to a world of bigotry, isolationism and white supremacy. He thinks Hillary Clinton will take us down a path towards greater social justice and economic opportunity.
5) Donald Trump is full of hostility and mean spiritedness who wants male privilege, a return to black discrimination, the repeal of women’s rights (sending them back to the kitchen), and the deportation of all Hispanics. This is an outright lie. He is only going to go after illegal immigrants who have broken the law.
NEW EMAIL REVELATIONS
October 31, 2016 Monday. FBI Director James Comey has reopened the case against Hillary Clinton in which she has opened top secret emails with a personal server which jeopardizes our national security. It also a crime for which some have serve prison terms in violation of only a few emails. Mrs. Clinton is looking more and more like someone who is inept, incompetent, careless, uncaring, and untrustworthy. Her answer is that the FBI has no evidence of this. Either the FBI is lying or Mrs. Clinton is lying.
October 13, 2016 Thursday. Four women have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of having groped and kissed them against their will. One them said he did this to her more than 30 years ago. Two of them said he did this to them in 2005. Another said this incident took place 13 years ago.
Even though these acts of sexual harassment happens years ago, they are still inexcusable and appalling. Many of Trump’s supporters have refused to back him anymore.
I am quoting Dr. James Dobson, a Bible minister who said this about Donald Trump’s tape:
“I do not condone nor defend Donald Trump’s terrible comments made 11 years ago. They are indefensible and awful. Am sure there are other misdeeds in his past, although Jesus said, ‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone,‘ he said according to WND. I am, however, ore concerned about America’s future that Donald Trump’s past.” That echoes my sentiments exactly.
The issue is open borders and more “free” trade with third world nations to export more of our jobs overseas. Hillary also wants immigration from Syria by 500 per cent. She wants to appoint judges to the Supreme Court who will limit our Second Amendment rights so that we can’t defend ourselves from these Muslim Syrians immigrants if they decide to turn on us.
The issue is open borders and more “free” trade with third world nations to export more of our jobs overseas. Hillary also wants immigration from Syria by 500 per cent. She wants to appoint judges to the Supreme Court who will limit our Second Amendment rights so that we can’t defend ourselves from these Muslim Syrians immigrants if they decide to turn on us.
Donald trump is right about Hillary. She cannot win on issues. She is “a total disaster.” She can only win because she would be the first woman president in the history of the United States.
Forgiveness and Repentance
The Bible has a lot about how God is full of mercy and is willing to forgive. Jesus tells about the parable of the prodigal son in which the younger of two sons took his inheritance, went to a distant country and spent his money on harlots and foolish living. There was a famine in that country; and the son was forced to do menial labor to survive. Yet, he still didn’t have enough to eat. He finally came to his senses and decided to return back to his own country and to his father. The son went back to his father, and he was willing to be as one of his servants. The father was so happy to see his son. He welcomed him back, and gave him a ring, new clothes, sandals, and he threw a party for him.
One time, Peter asked the Lord Jesus, “How often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times? But the Lord Jesus answered him, “Not seven times, but seventy times seven.” He then told a parable about a man who owed his lord a lot of money. His lord was going to throw him into prison, but the man asked for forgiveness. And his lord forgave him. But the man went out and found one of his servants who owed him some money. The man demanded he pay him. The servant asked forgiveness, but the man threw his servant in prison. The lord then heard about this and changed his mind. He threw the man in prison for not forgiving his servant. Jesus tells us that God is forgiving, and that we must be forgiving as God is forgiving.
One time, a young man came to Jesus and asked him what he must do to be saved. Jesus told him “…if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17) The man asked him which ones. Jesus named five of the Ten Commandments plus “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said, “All this things I have kept, even from my youth. What more do I lack?” Then Jesus said to him, “If you will be perfect, go and sell all that you have, and give to the poor. Then you shall have treasure in heaven; and come follow me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful--for he had great wealth.
By that rule, Donald Trump is not perfect. And neither am I. Who wants to be perfect if you have to give everything you have away to the poor?
THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
October 4, 2016 Tuesday. I didn’t want to watch the Vice-presidential debates on TV. I thought it would be boring. And worst of all, I thought it might be a program about cheap shots, especially from the Democratic Party candidate. But I turned it on because it was my duty to be an informed citizen who is responsible, as a voter, to know what the issues are about. After watching 15 or 20 minutes of the debate, I shut it off. It wasn’t worth watching. When the lady moderator told Kaine that he was allowed to interrupt Pence, the whole thing turned into a brawl--especially on the part of Kaine. As in the first presidential debate, I was hoping that I and the American people would be better informed about each of the candidate’s position on the main issues. I was deeply disappointed. There was not only interruption after interruption after interruption, there was distractions and dragging into the mud about Trump not paying any taxes. This is not an issue. This was not a civilized discussion and presentation about which team has the better plan to lead America in the next four years. Instead, it was a brawl.
RUSSIA AND THE ARTIC
October 2, 2016 Sunday. Tonight, I was watching 60 Minutes in which the first segment was about an experimental camp on the Artic Ocean near the North Pole. The story was done by Leslie Stalh. She said the ice they were on was moving at a rate of 8 miles a day. That was because of the ocean currents and the wind. I never knew the ice cap was in motion. She said Russia is fortifying its entire sea coast on the Artic Ocean because the Artic is rich in oil and gas that is worth billions of dollars. Russia has stated that the Artic Ocean belongs to Russia. On the ocean floor at the North Pole, there is a Russian flag. They have even staged unannounced war games to show that any economic sanctions the world may impose on Russia would be meaningless and ineffective.
Communist Red China has already claimed the South China Sea as its own property. It has created a man-made island in the middle of the South China Sea. They have stated that any nation using the South China Sea must first obtain their permission.
This is what happens when we have someone like Obama in the White House whose line in the sand means nothing. This is what happens when Obama becomes the first man in the White House to bow before our enemies and to apologize to the world for our past actions as the unwilling policeman of the world. He cares more about his golf game than he does about the future security of the United States or, even less, the flood victims of Louisiana.
CONCERNS IN OCTOBER
October 2, 2016 Sunday. There are a few worries I have as we begin the month of October in the year 2016.
For one thing, Obama has transferred ownership and control of the Internet to some branch of authority of the United Nations. In all likelihood, we will lose the freedom to publish whatever we want.
For another thing, the Communist Red Chinese monetary currency, the yuan, has been place on par with the U.S. dollar. Many experts speculate this will quickly result in the crash of the dollar.
Thirdly, there is the rumor of an Obama military takeover of the country and the cancellation of the November elections.
Fourthly, at the very least, Obama is bringing in thousands of Muslim immigrants into this country as part of his program to gain new Democratic Party voters for Hillary.
THE CHARLOTTE RIOTS
September 25, 2016 Sunday. Last week, I tried to watch my favorite news program on Fox News--The O’Reilly Factor, Megan Kelly, and Shaun Hannity, but instead saw black people rioting in Charlotte hour after hour after hour and day after day after day. That’s one thing I don’t like about racial rioting--that’s all you can watch on Fox News are these angry black people screaming and yelling and running around and throwing things and breaking things. After four days, things started to return to normal. I was able to watch O’Reilly, Kelly, and Hannity. The little bit that I saw on TV and the Internet made me curious and suspicious. There were several white people mixed in with the black mob. I supposed they might be instigators. My suspicious were confirmed or at least stated clearly on one web site
It says that the black man who was shot and killed had a long criminal record, and that he was carrying a gun at the time of the shooting. He was anything but a “quiet family man.“ The article also says that many of those “protestors” and rioters who were arrested had ID cards which showed they were bussed in from other states.
The web site below is even more alarming. It says those rioters were the same rioters that caused the violence in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland. These rioters were funded by George Soros and their directive came from Attorney Loretta Lynch.
Whether that’s true or not, what seems to be coming our way are the nationwide racial riots that occurred back in 1968 when I was 19 years old and a gradate of Kensington High School. I see this as inevitable with the lax attitude of many of our liberal politicians who will not arrest those who break the law. I am deeply concerned how these mobs are so anti-American and anti-police.
PATRIOT’S DAY (9/11)
September 11, 2017 Monday. When al-qada attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon sixteen years ago, I was asleep. I was working second shift at a romance ad company known as NVS. My mother woke me up saying, what I thought was, “A girl was killed at the Trade Center.” I went to the TV and saw the World Trade Center smoking. And then it collapsed. I told my mother, “The World Trade Center collapsed!” She said she knows. It happened several minutes ago. When I saw those buildings come down, I said to myself, “Someone is ready and willing to go to war with us.“
That day happened to be Primary Day. So I went to the polls to vote in the elections. Some people in New York City who worked at the World Trade Towers also went to vote on Primary Day. This act of civil duty and responsibility saved their lives. For me and the rest of us, it was all in vain because the results of those primary elections were negated by the governor a weeks later because of the chaos in New York City. They were rescheduled again at a later date.
After I voted, I went to work at my office job. One guy, Peter, who was up on his current events, said it was probably the deed of Osama bin Laden. I never heard of Osama bin Laden before. We had a TV set in the lunchroom and we were watching the Twin Towers being struck and collapsing over and over again. We also saw the Arabs in Lebanon cheering and dancing and passing candy to each other. I was so angry and said to one lady that we ought to conquer Lebanon “and make them live under the flag they hate. Make them live under the flag they hate.” She said she was scared.
President Bush was in Florida in a grammar school class when the three planes struck the towers and the Pentagon. He immediately left the school building, took off in Air Force One and hide in a bunker in Arkansas. He then flew back to Washington and told the nation that Islam is a religion of peace. Yet they hid certain facts from us. Al-qada invoke the name of Allah 80 or 90 times as their reason for their terrorist acts. They are never short of manpower. They have so many who want to join their ranks that they have to turn some away. And where do they find all these recruits? From the “peaceful” religion of Islam, that’s where.
I told Peter we lost our freedom. He didn’t understand. I explained that before the 9/11 attacks we could go anywhere we wanted to (almost). Now there will be barriers, security areas, off-limit areas. We will need identification and security codes. We will need cameras and electronic sensors. All this extra security will cost billions of dollars.
One beautiful young (engaged) lady named Amy said she was talking on the phone with another lady at the World Trade Center when they were suddenly disconnected.
After 9/11, there were many Americans displaying the flag. I had a small flag flying on my car radio antenna. There were also many instances of Americans going back to God. Many of us sang, “God Bless America.” This slowly came to an end, and we went back to “normalcy.” I was talking to one state worker for about a minute. When I said goodbye to him, I said, “God bless America.” He gave me a very unenthusiastic, “Yeah.” Also, from what I’ve heard, college and university students who were singing “God Bless America” were told to shut up.
According to the Christian Jew Foundation, there are two parts to Islam: the military and the religion.
1) Military - The Muslims try to conquer their enemies, the infidels, by using whatever weapons they can find--guns, knives, trucks, bombs, airplanes.
2) Religion - Their god Allah commands them to wage war again the infidels until they are victorious. I feel as a Christian and a patriot that it is my duty to tell my fellow Americans about how rich our Christian faith is and that it is the source of our wisdom, our strength, and our principles which we need to fight Islamic jihad.
TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY
September 1, 2016 Thursday. Donald Trump gave what would be his policy on immigration if he becomes our next president. It’s about ending sanctuary cities, building a wall, making sure illegal immigrants don’t go over or under the wall, prosecuting illegal aliens who commit crimes in this country, and not letting illegal aliens take our jobs. This all sounds good to me. It probably sounds bad to Hillary and all the Democrats because they want illegal aliens to come in and acquire the right to vote. Naturally, these illegal aliens will vote for Democrats. For politicians (particularly Democrats), it’s not about doing right for the good of the country; it about getting more votes, more money, and more power.
September 1, 2016 Thursday. San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up for our national anthem before the start of the pre-season football games. His reason is that America’s policemen oppress our nation’s young blacks. He should put his money where his mouth is instead of taking it out on our flag and our national anthem. He could do that by contributing to the support of the Guardian Angels who patrol city streets and subways. Many citizens voice a common complaint against Colin Kaepernick in that he is unappreciative of the success and wealth he has won here in America--not to mention that this borders on treason. His action reminds me the scripture the Apostle Paul wrote in II Timothy 3:1-2, in which he said, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, UNTHANKFUL, unholy, …” Ingratitude stinks to high heaven.
THE LOUISIANA FLOOD
August 21, 2016 Sunday. Heavy rains in Louisiana flooded that state last week. Many people are homeless. Some are dead. My heart goes out to those suffering people. I wish we could do something massive to help them out. The first idea that comes to mind is that we perhaps need to enclose those lowlands within a massive dike to keep the sea and the Mississippi River from flooding these lowlands. More trees need to be planted to soak up the water. We need lots and lots of pumps to pump the water out of this flooded region. Some areas of the country are dry and the crops are burning out. Isn’t there a way to build a nationwide water pipe and reservoir system to transport excess water to places where it’s dry?
This type of weather is what the Armstrong church said was one of the curses that God was cursing America with. He said in the Bible in Amos 4:7&8, “and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city. One piece was rained upon; and the piece where it rained did not wither. So two or three cities wandered into one city to drink water; but they were not satisfied. Yet have you not returned to me, says the Lord.” James Caan once said when he was filming a movie in Buffalo, “You will never run out of water.” Well, we in upstate New York are running out of water. It hasn’t been raining much here during the last two or three months. But there have been heavy rains in Texas, Maryland and Louisiana.
As for our President Obama, it seems like he never misses a chance to spit in our face whenever we Americans are in distress. He has been spending his time on vacation keeping up his golf score. His attitude is: “Your end of the boat is sinking, Red State.” Donald Trump was recently accused of being uncaring. Yet, the sight of Obama playing golf in Massachusetts while many in Louisiana go homeless is the perfect example of an uncaring, unconcerned, callous, hard-hearted, out-of-touch, totally self-centered, insensitive, unloving, irresponsible, unresponsive, worthless, contemptible man that we have in America today.
We are cursed with two curses: 1) foul weather, and 2) a president who tries to be as odious as possible.
August 6, 2016 Saturday. A few days ago, Donald Trump was giving a speech in Virginia or Florida in an auditorium. There was a little baby that was crying its head off. One report is that Trump said, “Get that thing out of here.” We Christians may see this whole incident as another flaw in Mr. Trump’s character for which we can forgive him. However, the liberal news picked that up as something that was really terrible to say to a woman with a baby. It may have cost him a few percentage points in the poll ratings. The President of the United States even declared Mr. Trump as unfit for the office of the presidency. But there’s another way of looking at it. Left wing radicals and Muslims will try to disrupt a speaker they don’t like by any means possible. Is it possible then, that an anti-Trump woman would bring in her baby into the auditorium, and then stick it with a pin to make it cry its head off in order to disrupt the speaker? This is a violation of the speaker’s freedom of speech and of the audience’s right to hear their speaker. A considerate mother would try to quiet the baby down by sticking a rubber nipple or a bottle of milk in its mouth. If that doesn’t work, she should try to make her way to the ladies’ room to see if there is a problem. An auditorium or a theater is no place for a crying baby.
August 12, 2016 Friday. Mr. Trump has clarified the story on Fox News about the crying child at one of his campaign stops. He said he did not tell the woman to leave with her child. He said he was, in fact, talking to the woman and joking around with her.
One of Donald Trump’s complaints is that the liberal news media is quick to jump on any little thing that he may do wrong while ignoring some of the terrible deeds that Hillary does. He says he is fighting against two opponents: 1) Hillary, and 2) the liberal main stream media. The media is biased because we live in Satan’s world, as Mr. Armstrong would say. Satan is the prince of the air as it says in Ephesians 2:2, “Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.” Armstrong said that means the airwaves, the TV and radio broadcasts that appeals to our lusts, and which also includes lying. Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics once said, and continues to say, that real journalism has died years ago. They refuse to report about the evils of abortion and the evils of Islamic terrorists while ridiculing Christianity, creationism, and the Bible. Thomas Jefferson once said, “If I had to choose between government without newspapers and newspapers without government, I wouldn’t hesitate to choose the latter.” In today’s age, he would look around and say what Hillary once said, “What difference does it make?” Both government and news media are corrupt.
TRUMP AND THE GRIEVING MUSLIM PARENTS
August 2, 2016 Tuesday. The Democratic National Convention has been over for five days now, but Donald Trump is still in hot water over what a Muslim father said to him about their Muslim son dying in Afghanistan. Mr. Trump stated that his policy, if and when he becomes president, would be a temporary halt to all those who come from Muslim countries. The Democrats, especially Obama, have used the tragedy these parents are suffering from to portray Donald Trump as a cruel, insensitive, inhuman, hot tempered businessman who is unfit to be president.
The grieving Muslim parent holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution and shows it to Donald Trump. So what’s in the Constitution that Mr. Trump needs to see? Nothing. Is there an amendment that says we must import as many Muslims as want to come into the United States? No, it doesn’t. Does it say that most Muslims are loyal, trustworthy, kind, courteous, and patriotic? It doesn’t. And some of us, like Mr. Trump (but not Mr. Obama) have learned that a Muslim can easily be a foe rather than a friend. Mr. Obama should blame himself for the death of their son,. He was his commander in chief. Not only that, he has these rules of engagement in which the Taliban enemy can only be shot at if they are shooting first at you. They can walk right by our troops unharmed unless and until they, the Taliban enemy, starts shooting. What he should have shown was a copy of the Koran. It says that when a Muslim dies in battle, he goes directly to Paradise where he is given 72 virgins. Shouldn’t Mr. Kahn be happy for his son rather than distraught?
60 MINUTES INTERVIEWS DONALD TRUMP AND MICHAEL PENCE
July 22, 2016 Friday. The mainstream liberal media is always against the conservatives and constantly attacks them. Last Sunday’s interview of Donald Trump and Michael Pence by Leslie Stahl was no different. She starts off saying that the world is in chaos, and she wanted to know if they were ready for the challenge. The world is in chaos? How can that be with Barrack Husein Obama, the world’s smartest man, in the White House as President of the United States. And Hillary Clinton, the world’s smartest woman (if not the world’s smartest person) was Secretary of State. How can the world be in chaos with the two world’s smartest people in the White House?
Leslie Stahl asks about ISIS. She asks Donald Trump if he would declare war on ISIS. When Mr. Trump said yes, she asked if he would send troops on the ground. Oh, no, Leslie! We don’t want to send troops on the ground, do we, Leslie? Yet, isn’t that why the world is in chaos, because there’s no America troops on the ground, thanks to our wonderful president Barrack Husein Obama?
Leslie asks Donald how he would defeat ISIS? Not with American troops! No, no! Loretta Lynch knows how to defeat ISIS. You defeat ISIS with love. That’s how you defeat ISIS, Leslie. With love.
Donald Trump says the war in Iraq was handled badly. He said he was against the war in Iraq while Hillary was for it. Mike Pence was for the war in Iraq, but we’re all entitled to make a mistake; and that was long ago. Was the war in Iraq a mistake? It depends. What are you trying to do in Iraq? The war began originally in response to Saddam’s refusal to allow inspections for weapons of mass destruction--namely poisonous chemical and gas weapons. He used those weapons on the Kurds. In my opinion, the mission failed when the new Iraqi government drew up a constitution that made Islam the national religion. Iraqi Christians now have less freedom because of our actions than they did under Saddam.
Leslie brought up the subject of water boarding and spent a few minutes discussing it with Donald Trump. The fact that ISIS uses water to drown its victims was only mentioned briefly. It is non lethal water boarding that was the center of Leslie’s utter disgust.
Lastly, Leslie seems to have a distaste for Donald Trump’s name calling. There’s nothing wrong with name calling according to the Bible if it’s true. Jesus did some name calling himself. The main thing is that you must not be guilty of the same sin, and even any sin, if you are going to resort to name calling.
July 11, 2016 Monday. We can all agree with Mr. Obama when he said that last week was quite a week.
BATON ROUGE SHOOTING
July 17, 2016 Sunday. Three police officers were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana today.
July 9, 2016 Saturday. Five police officers were killed and nine others were wounded by a black gunman.
These two shootings represent a small portion of the violence that is taking place in America and around the world by only a few individuals. Some shooters are Muslims and feel it is their religious duty to kill the infidels. Other shooters have hatred for white people and are only too happy to do away with them. Whatever the reason, they are able to get their hands on powerful weapons and create a great slaughter. This, I believe, is what Jesus meant when he said in Matthew 24:37 that, “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in coming of the Son of Man.” Jesus mentions that they were eating and drinking and getting married when the Flood came suddenly on them all. There’s another similarity between the time before the Flood and our time. It says in Genesis 6:5, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” It also says in Genesis 6:11, “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was FILLED WITH VIOLENCE.”
HILLARY CLINTON - DISHONEST, IRRESPONSIBLE AND ABOVE THE LAW
July 6, 2016 Wednesday. The dismissal of the email case again Hillary Clinton by FBI Director James Colby is absolute proof that she can get away with anything. She doesn’t care if she lies when she lies; and half the American people don’t care if she lies when she lies.
Donald Trump often calls her “Lying Hillary.” But he seldom gives the reasons why Hillary is a liar. At Erie Community College, we are taught that when we make a statement, we should back it up by at least two example. The FBI has given us four reasons why Hillary Clinton is a liar:
1) Gowdy: Clinton said she never sent or received any classified information over her private e-mail, was that true?
Comey: Our investigation found that there was classified information sent.
Gowdy: It was not true?
Comey: That’s what I said.
Gowdy: OK. Well, I’m looking for a shorter answer so you and I are not here quite as long. Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails sent or received. Was that true?
Comey: That’s not true. There were a small number of portion markings on I think three of the documents.
2) Gowdy: Secretary Clinton said, “I did not e-mail any classified information to anyone on my e-mail there was no classified material.” That is true?
Comey: There was classified information emailed.
3) Gowdy: Secretary Clinton used one device, was that true?
Comey: She used multiple devices during the four years of her term as Secretary of State.
4) Gowdy: Secretary Clinton said all work related emails were returned to the State Department. Was that true?
Comey: No. We found work related email, thousands, that were not returned.
Gowdy: Secretary Clinton said neither she or anyone else deleted work related emails from her personal account.
Comey: That’s a harder one to answer. We found traces of work-related emails in — on devices or in space. Whether they were deleted or when a server was changed out something happened to them, there’s no doubt that the work related emails that were removed electronically from the email system.
Gowdy: Secretary Clinton said her lawyers read every one of the emails and were overly inclusive. Did her lawyers read the email content individually?
THE BENGHZI REPORT
Early this month (July 8th, 2016), we learned from the Benghzi Report that the attack lasted 8 hours--from the time it started to the time the last American died. In that time, nothing was done. There was confusion as to what kind of clothes the American military mission that was to be flown in from Spain were to wear. Should they wear military uniforms or should they wear civilian uniforms so as not to offend the Libyan government. There was also a stand down order which some American officers disobeyed so that more Americans would not die. In the aftermath, Secretary Clinton told the American people that the perpetrators of the attack were terrorists. But to the families of the four dead Americans, she lied to them and said it was a spontaneous protest that was due to an anti-Muslim video on the Internet presented several months ago. Lastly, we learned that there were early warnings of an imminent attack. The British and other nationals removed their personnel out of harms way before the attack began.
Now this same Hilary Clinton who was our Secretary of State at the time of the Benghazi attacks and who could not protect four Americans from a needless death, wants to be president and to be trusted with 300 million of our lives. There is a scripture in the Bible that has something to say about that: "He (or she) who cannot be trusted in little, cannot be trusted in much.” (Luke 16:10)
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
July 4, 2016 Monday. Today we celebrate our 240th birthday as a nation. We, of course, do this traditionally by shooting off fireworks.
For several reasons, I often wonder why we celebrate Independence Day. One is that Great Britain was one of the world’s greatest champions of liberty, freedom and justice at the time in 1776. It still is today. Was the struggle and bloodshed really necessary? This may seem like a silly question today. But it wasn’t to the American colonists. According to our grammar school textbooks, only one third of the American colonists were in favor of and supported the war for independence. One third of the colonists actually fought with Great Britain against George Washington and the Revolutionary Army. The other one third of the colonists remained neutral for most of the war. So we gained our independence from Great Britain. Then one and half centuries later, we are allies in the greatest war the world has ever experienced--World War I. Twenty years later, we are again allies in even a greater war that threatened their very survival as a free nation. We are still the greatest of allies together with Canada and 25 other countries in the NATO alliance.
One of the major grievances of the American colonists was that King George was exercising too much power over them. Our Founding Fathers gave us a Constitution that would limit the powers of the federal government. Which brings up the second reason why we shouldn’t bother to celebrate the Fourth of July. Today more and more power is being taken away by Barak Hussein Obama who is acting much like a foreign king with his executive orders. There is speculation that he may declare a national emergency before November and suspend the elections, and so remain in office after his term expires in January. Not only that, he is busy bringing in all these Muslims (250,000 a year) into our country to make this a Islamic state. And Hillary Clinton has promised to bring in five times (1,250,000) more Muslim immigrants into this country if she becomes the next president. Many of these Muslims don’t even want to observe our Independence Day because of their Ramadan holy days.
The third reason and the biggest reason for not celebrating the Fourth of July is our tremendous national debt of nearly 20 trillion dollars. Our Founding Fathers would be aghast if they could see all the money we owe.
This is a day when we really need to pray to God Almighty for His help and guidance.
July 4, 2017 Tuesday. It is the Fourth of July once again. It is quite different than it was last year. Last year I seriously thought there was going to be a historical upheaval and that Barak Obama would seize power and make himself dictator over the United States for as long as he lived. Or, just as bad, or worse, that Hillary Clinton would win the White House and bring in five times more Muslim immigrants than Obama.
Thankfully, Mr. Trump was elected, which ended what I think would have been a bleak future for the United States. We still have the monumental national debt to contend with. That is a national disgrace. Mr. Trump promised to bring down or even eliminate the national debt after he rebuilds our deteriorating infrastructure andrestores our military to protect our national interests and those of our allies.
May God bless our leaders who pledged to make America great again. May God bless America.
BRITISH EXIT FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION
June 28, 2016 Tuesday. Last week, over half of the British people voted to leave the European Union. The main reason was because of Britain being forced to receive immigrants from Middle Eastern countries. These immigrants are mostly Muslims, and they do not assimilate into their hosts’ countries. It is my opinion that the British people did the right thing. I believe that Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries are spreading Islam throughout Britain as well as to the United States and the Western world in order to subjugate them to Sharia law. There is still a danger they still may do this. The Muslim population in the Western world is increasing slowly but surely, and, in some cases, rapidly. Because of their high reproductively (having a lot of children), they can easily outnumber the native infidel populations by the next generation. Not only is this a danger to the future of our NATO partners, it is also a burden on our countries because require public assistance or welfare. They are only too happy to go on welfare because we infidels are their servants, and so we doing only doing our duty as third class citizens in giving them our money. They are also a strain on our economies because unemployment is high, and jobs are scare. They are only making a bad situation a lot worse. They are also a menace to the female population of they new countries because the rape crimes have gone up. Muslim men regard women who do not wear the burka or the hijab as whores and deserving to be raped.
One World Government
There is a sort of dismay that this departure of Britain from the European Union will not only cause more dissatisfied members to leave the European Union, but it may hamper the nations of the world from forming a one world government. The Armstrong Church would preach that mankind dreams of a one world government. At the same time, everyone agrees that a one world government in the hand’s of man would be a nightmare. What kind of government would this world government be? Would it be a Muslim government where everyone must be a Muslim or they are a third class citizen? where all women would be treated as third class citizens? Would it be a Catholic government under the pope? Would it be a communist government like in Cuba, North Korea and China where the individual has no inalienable rights? Even in a democratic or republican government, we would have problems. There is so much corruption with all these lobbyists buying off all of our politicians.
This web site shows why it is not a good idea to be importing Muslims into our Western countries:
Leading US Imam and Professor: Muslims Can Take Property of “Filthy” Christians and Jews (Video)
So-called president Obama wants us Christians and Jews to open our hearts and do what is right and generous according to our Judeo-Christian faith to these Muslims who wish to evict us from our own homes according to their religion.
June 6, 2016 Monday. This is the 74th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. My heart and focus of attention when I think of D-Day is the American landings at Omaha Beach. It was a near disaster that almost resulted in the complete defeat of the Allied forces that day. The tanks that were suppose to support our troops were overcome by the ocean currents. Most of them capsized trying to fight the currents. Naval support had halted twenty minutes before the first wave of American troops hit the beach. This allowed the Germans who had evacuated the bunkers and pillboxes to go back and man their machine guns. Half the Americans didn’t know how to swim; so many of our soldiers drowned. Today, I was watching the History Channel that had the D-Day invasion films and stories on. What a horrible event that was! When one of the first seven landing craft on the beach lowered its ramp, the Germans machine gunned all the soldiers. The casualty rate of the first assault wave was 85%. Gen. Omar Bradley was not getting any communications from them. He sent out a patrol boat to find out why. He received word that the American forces had been nearly wiped out. He was deciding that those remaining on the beach should be evacuated.
May 8, 2016 Sunday. On 60 Minutes tonight, it was reported that Oklahoma is experiencing a high (over 900 a year) number of man-made earthquakes caused by the oil industry returning salt water waste deep underground. It just seems to me that all this mess with the salt water and the man-made earthquakes are so unnecessary. Oklahoma is a dry state with lots of sunshine. Why can’t they use solar energy to distill the water so that it can be used for drinking, irrigation, and recreational purposes? This modern age of ours has taught us that we just cannot dump our wastes into our lakes and streams nor dispose of it underground where it can’t be seen and where it causes “earthquakes.” There was one 60-Minute story about California trying to recycle raw sewage to be used as drinkable water. We need to think “recycle” in every aspect of our lives.
Donald Trump’s Triumph
May 6, 2016 Friday. Congratulations to Mr. Donald Trump for his victory in Indiana’s Tuesday primary. His nomination as the GOP’s presidential candidate is certain.
Ted Cruz suspended his campaign; and soon afterward, so did John Kasich. I am glad to see Ted Cruz drop out. Though his platform is very much similar to Donald Trump’s, I feel Ted Cruz has no business running for president of the USA since he was born in Canada. I don’t care what any judge may say, the Constitution is clear that one of the qualifications of the president is that he/she must be a natural born citizen of the U.S. This means Mitt Romney should not have run for president since he was born in Mexico. And it is questionable about John McCain. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone. It seems like if you were born outside the USA and you want to run for president, all you need is a six gun or a gang of thugs to wipe anybody out if someone should challenge you on the birth issue. The first ones to challenge Obama on his qualification was Bill and Hillary Clinton. Then for some unexplained reason, they were silenced.
The big question now is can Donald Trump unite the GOP. And the answer really is: Who cares? Some parts of the Republican Party are just as liberal as most of your Far Left Democrats. Donald Trump only has to show the majority of American voters that he really is going to make America great again.
Long Live The Prince
April 25, 2016 Monday. We mourn the passing of Prince, one of the nation’s talented entertainers. Like so many of our gifted actors, actresses, singers, and song writers, Prince rose from the bottom to dazzling heights of fame, glory and wealth. Like Elvis, Whitney Houston, and others, Prince turned to drugs. Instead of expanding his horizons, like Elvis and Whitney, he descended into a world of total self-centeredness and selfishness. Jesus warns what happens a person is not rich towards God. He says, “You fool! This night your soul shall be required of you. Then whose shall those things be which you have provided?” (Luke 12:20)
April 25, 2016 Monday. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is being penalized for throwing footballs that were underinflated. This infraction was presumably discovered when one of Tom’s passes was intercepted by the other team. What puzzles me is that the referees get their hands on the ball after the end of each play. Didn’t they notice the difference?
April 25, 2016 Monday. Bill O’Reilly and Jesse Watters on the O’Reilly Factor argue that we should strive to make ourselves more educated in order to achieve our goals and becoming productive citizens. This is in contrast to expecting the government to give us everything for free. God wants us to do work and reap the rewards or the fruits of our labors. When we do this, that is called a blessing. We work hard; God blesses us; and we enjoy the bounty of labors. The trouble with free stuff is that we can no longer afford to give out free stuff. Our national debt is rapidly approaching $200 trillion. The dollar is on the verge of collapse and our economy is on the verge of collapse. If and when we get our budget back into balance, then we could offer “free” stuff to our citizens. The Bible says we should be generous to our poor. But it warns us about being lazy. II Thessalonians 3:10, says, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
April 18, 2016 Monday. The so-called missing 28-pages of the Report on the 9/11 Attacks reveal that Saudi Arabia government officials were responsible for the destruction of the Twin World Trade Center Towers in New York City and the damage done to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. There is a bill in Congress that would hold Saudi Arabia financially responsible for some or all the damages and injuries that we’ve suffered in that attack. Obama says he will not sign the bill. Saudi Arabia has threatened to sell all of its American assets. Obama has shown that he is loyal to the king of Saudi Arabia when he bowed to the king as well as the prince of Saudi Arabia. We suffered a bloody nose worse than Pearl Harbor. Yet, we just have to suck it up and go on as if nothing happened.
The Disdain of Obama
March 31, 2016 Thursday. I’m a little late in my response to Obama’s trip to Cuba and Argentina. I would rather ignore it altogether. But it’s hard for me to ignore blatant disdain and dishonor from someone who claims to be the POTUS. He goes to a baseball game and does the wave with the dictators of Cuba while 35 people are murdered and 270 are wounded in Brussels, Belgium by Islamic terrorists. He goes down to Argentina to a tango party and dances the tango with someone other than his wife. His hatred and disdain for the West, our Western allies and for the Office of the Presidency of the United States is widely documented. He has not only dishonored our country and our allies, he even dishonored his own wife, his own marriage, and his own family. One local radio personality remarked that it is apparent that Obama has checked out of his job. I rather think Obama is still in the White House doing all he can to humiliate, discredit and disrespect our Western culture and values as much as he can for his last 294 days in office. Some Muslims were celebrating the Brussels terrorist attack by passing out candy. Obama appears to be celebrating the sufferings and deaths of over 300 people by attending a baseball game in Cuba and dancing the tango in Argentina. He has shown that he loves our enemies and that he hates us and our friends.
The Brussels Attack
March 22, 2016 Tuesday. Today. ISIS attacked two more civilian targets in the West. One was at the Brussels airport and the other was at the Maelbeek metro station in the center of Brussels. Thirty-four people are dead and 200 or more people are injured. The response of the Democratic candidates was pathetic. Hillary wants the military to do everything in its power to punish ISIS except water boarding; but we shouldn’t limit the number of Muslims immigrants coming into this country. Bernie Sanders has some fantastic dream of making the Muslim countries fight and destroy ISIS. Obama, in the meantime, did not think it was much of a big deal. He did not cut short his trip to Havana, Cuba. He was enjoying a baseball game. The Republicans were justifiably outraged and spoke of some of the actions they would take to eliminate ISIS.
I was listening to a Jamie Glaznov video last night. It was a speech he made last year. And he expressed his anger that the American media and most, if not all, of our politicians refuse to separate the words “Islamic” and “extremists.” Bill O’Reilly called the members of ISIS “savages.” But then he or someone on his show said we do not have any problems with the Muslims here in this country. He knows that ISIS regards innocent civilians as “infidels.” This term is a religious word used by the Muslims and is found in their Koran. One retired U.S. general on Bill O’Reilly’s show revealed the only solution to this problem. Muslims should lose their citizenship--even if they are natural-born citizens.
Political Lies And Insults
Written on March 1, 2016 Tuesday. Concerned Americans are worried that the 2016 Presidential Race is deteriorating into a shouting match in which the remaining candidates are hurling insults and accusations of lying. As a graduate of Erie Community College, my hope is that these statements and accusations will be backed up by at least two reasons or explanations. Simple name calling is boring and childish. Most of us are intelligent adults, and we want intelligent answers not mere name calling. Another name for name calling is cheap shot. We the voting public want more than cheap shots. We want a plan for our future.
Chief Justice Loretta Lynch
February 15, 2016 Monday. Antonin Scalia hasn’t had a chance to roll over in his grave before Obama selects Attorney General Loretta Lynch to succeed him on the Supreme Court. The greatest fault about Lynch is that she vows to prosecute anyone who makes an anti-Muslim comment. Muslims are at war with us. They brought down the World Trade Centers and have recently massacred hundreds of innocent people in Paris, France and San Bernardino, CA. This is another typical outrage of the so-called President of the United State. Any senator who gives their vote to her should be voted out of office.
March 27, 2016 Sunday. Obama has appointed Merrick Garland as the next Supreme Court judge to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The Tea Party calls on the GOP not to consider voting to approve of his nomination because of his record on gun control. He is also in favor of environmental regulations. We all like a clean environment, but some groups are trying to hurt our energy industry, put people out of work, and make us dependent on foreign energy.
The New Hampshire Primary
February 14, 2016 Sunday. The outcome of the primary in New Hampshire produced few surprises. Democratic voters voted for their neighbor Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The Republican favorite was Donald Trump. What is interesting is what was said and done afterwards. First prize in hypocrisy goes to Hillary. She was speaking up for the black Americans who are so poor and oppressed. This so-called “champion of oppressed blacks” had a husband in the White House who signed the bill for free trade with Communist Red China. This has caused many of our factories and jobs to leave this country and relocate over there. It has cause the loss of many jobs for many black Americans as well as white Americans. She should be blamed for the oppression her husband caused on these black and white Americans.
Donald Trump and Voter Fraud in Iowa
February 5, 2016 Friday. Donald Trump is making a big stink over his loss in Iowa. He claims Ted Cruz is guilty of voter fraud. This is quite an accusation. After all, Ted Cruz is supposedly a man of conservative Christian principles. How could a decent man do something so dishonest? Well, if Ted Cruz was an honest man, he should not run as president of the U.S. because he was born in Canada. I may not know all the technicalities concerning that one qualification for president, but that’s the way I read it in the Constitution. If this is what we can expect from an honest man in the primaries, what can we expect from a dishonest woman in the general elections except massive voter fraud unequaled in the history of the world. From what I’ve heard, our presidential ballots are being counted somewhere in Europe (Spain) by a company that’s owned by George Soros. Are we crazy? Have we lost our collective minds?
February 6, 2016 Saturday. It seemed like we have problems with the words “natural born citizen” as it is written in the Constitution. When we talk about a natural born citizen of Florida, we know what we mean. When we talk about a natural born citizen of Alaska, we know what we mean. When we talk about a natural born citizen of Kentucky or any other state, we know what we mean. But when we’re talking about a natural born citizen of the United States, we don’t what we mean or what the Constitution means. We have to go to court and let some judge figure it out. Never mind what we read with our own eyes; and never mind common sense.
Obama’s Last State of the Union Address
January 18, 2016 Monday. So-called “President” Obama made his last (Thank God!) State of the Union Address last Tuesday, January the 12th. Since I have utter contempt for a “leader” who is doing everything he can to destroy America and who does not share my Christian values, I certainly did not watch or listen to him. I did catch a few words he said from some of the comments that were made afterwards. He talked about the divisiveness that we find in America. That is not new. We are a divided country. A shrinking number of us are still Christian, while a growing number of Americans are becoming ultra liberal. He spoke about the need for better understanding and kinder thoughts for the Muslims. I suppose this is in contrast to Trumps’ calling for a temporary halt in Muslim immigration. It’s probably the first time the word “Muslim” as been spoken in a State of the Union Address. That is not reassuring to me. It would be different if the Muslim World recently revised the Koran to exclude all the commands to treat infidels as less than dogs, to kill the Jews, to hate the Christians, to chop heads off, and to chop hands off. But they haven’t. They are still the violent, blood-thirsty, war-mongering religion they’ve been for hundreds of years. Another thing I want to mention is his use of the word “kids.” When I was in 5th grade, I tried to tell my nun teacher that a child is a kid. She corrected me and said that a kid is a baby goat; a child is a person. We are trying to teach our children proper English. Yet, we have a president of the United States with a college degree who uses the word “kids” in his State of the Union Address. This is an unwelcome precedent and a further deterioration of our English language. Now, “kids” all across America can point to Obama’s State of the Union Address in which the president of the U.S. referred to children as “kids.” Lastly, he said the economy is improving. This is a flat out lie. Millions of Americans are receiving food stamps. Many are receiving Medicaid and Medicare. Instead of promoting job creation, Obama’s administration has promoting the increase in food stamp applications. And the income for average Americans has decreased since Obama took office. This phenomena has not happened since World War II. He wants to find a cure for cancer. How noble. But this is the devil’s world. The American medical industry does not want cures for any disease. They only want to treat diseases using drugs, surgery and radiation.
January 8, 2016 Friday. Bill O’Reilly was saying that Elvis died at an early age because his heart gave out since he was not able to handle all the pressure. He said Elvis Presley was the greatest entertainer ever. If he knew a little more about Elvis and the life he lived, he wouldn’t have lavish such high praise for him. He may have been a great entertainer, but he wasn’t much of a great person. I read a small book about Elvis that was told by one of his fired long-time bodyguards. Here are some of the things he said:
1) Elvis thought of himself as no less than a god. His bodyguards had to sweat in the hot burning Southern sun while Elvis was trying to show them he could move a cloud in the sky with his mind.
2) He seriously contemplated having his estranged wife’s boy friend wiped out by a hit man.
3) He would go on a binge diet in which he had to eat a certain food, like peanut butter, until he made himself sick.
4) He did not know how to play the guitar even though we’ve often seen him on stage with a guitar.
5) He hated Catholics and he hated blacks. One time when he was angry, he called his black chorus girls the N word.
6) He laughed at his bodyguards when there was a death threat made against him; and his bodyguards were on stage to shield him from any bullets. He thought it was cute that they would die for him.
7) He craved adoration from his fans. One time, the audience was too quiet for him, so he started handing out money to his audience to get them to go crazy over him.
8) He was into all kinds of drugs. One time he was trying to do some karate fighting in a gym. One former drug addict saw him sweating profusely and said, “Man, I wish I had what he’s got.” I believe he took a drug (uppers) in the morning to keep himself going during the day; and he took a drug (downers) at night so that he could fall asleep.
9) He had a gun, and whenever he didn’t like what was on TV, he would shoot the TV so that it would explode.
10) He only paid his bodyguards $60 a week because he wanted them to be dependent on him, he figured he was sharing everything he owned with them anyway.
11) He was very generous; but his bodyguards said it was because he wanted to see his benefactor go nuts over getting an expensive item like a late model limousine absolutely free.
12) Some woman was angry with him while he was playing pool. She called him an S.O.B.; so he threw the cue stick at her--hitting her in the breast. She suffered permanent paralyses in that one breast.
January 15, 2016 Saturday. At the end of his book, Red West stated, “We love the S.O.B.” And that’s how I feel. For all his faults, we still love him. I bought several of his early recordings. “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear,” was the very first Elvis record I bought. I also bought “Jailhouse Rock.” I very much liked his song, “Hound Dog,” but I never bought that recording for some reason or another. I like his later recordings when his voice changed to a deeper voice that was more operatic. My favorite song of his is, “The Wonder of You.” I really like watching and listening to Elvis impersonators. When I first saw Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show, the girls were screaming at him. I couldn’t understand that. I thought girls only scream when there’s something terribly wrong. I went to see the movie, “Jailhouse Rock.” I couldn’t believe how many girls there were at the theater. Then they were screaming and yelling when Elvis was singing. Some of the guys were clapping their hands to the music. I couldn’t understand that. It’s just a movie. It was just a picture on a movie screen. Everybody was acting like it was the real thing. I couldn’t understand that.
Trump - Hater In Chief
January 4, 2016 Monday. Donald Trump was asked why he allowed himself to be interviewed by Esquire Magazine when they turned around and used everything he said against him. My main objection to why Mr. Trump should not have given an interview for Esquire is that they are profiting from him. He gave them the opportunity to make big money and do good business by ridiculing him.
The December Republican Party Debates
December 15, 2015 Tuesday. So what is the future President Trump going to do about Islamic terrorism? That was my main concern and interest in watching the Republican debates. His chief opponent seemed to be Jeb Bush who said he was a silly one-liner. Jeb said you have to have a strategy for defeating ISIS. Jeb said you have to rely on our Muslim friends to defeat ISIS. I say you don’t need and you don’t rely on any Muslims. They are all our foes. To make them our friends, you have to give them money. They get rich by being our friends. They get stronger so that they hurt us more. That’s why the enemy is Islam and not just ISIS. It’s been said that killing ISIS is like cutting off one of the heads of Hydra--another ten takes its place. That’s because there’s so many young Muslim men who are very willing to join ISIS and al-qada and other militant groups that they can’t accept them all. So our war is against Islam and not just ISIS or al-qada.
Pearl Harbor Day
December 7, 2015 Monday. Before the 9/11 attacks, Pearl Harbor was the greatest military disaster in United States history. It was the cause of our entry into World War II. It was a sneak attack for which we hope will never happen again. But the reality of the slow attack is already upon us. We are slowly being Islamized. More and more Muslim immigrants are allowed into our country. More and more mosques are being built. More and more ISIS terrorist camps are hiding away throughout the country. More and more goods from Communist Red China are flooding the country. More and more jobs are being shipped overseas. Our own Judeo-Christian religion is slowly dying. Less and Less Americans consider themselves Christian. This day, Pearl Harbor Day, will not be much observed, especially by our news media. They may cover the gathering at Pearl Harbor of a few old survivors of the attack if there are any still alive. But the day is a fading historical event that’s fading into greater and greater irrelevancy to our news media. It is even becoming politically incorrect to remember Pearl Harbor. It is an unnecessary embarrassment. Why uncover old wounds? After all, the U.S. and Japan are the best of friends. We are allies. Japan has even considered coming to our aid in case we come under attack. So why should observe Pearl Harbor Day? Because we still need resolution now more than ever before. Our armed forces are at its lowest in preparation than at any time in recent years according to one US general. And we have a crushing national debt. We still have enemies. Japan is not one them, although Donald Trump may disagree. We just have different enemies. The one in the WH is our biggest enemy. He is forcing the states to accept these Muslim terrorists immigrants.
I knew one guy who was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. His name was Lenny, and he was my boss at See-North in downtown Buffalo back when I was in the Armstrong church in the 1970s. He said he was on this one ship. I don’t know the name of it. His ship was ready to move out for shooting practice. The guns were loaded with tracer bullets. So when the attack came, the ship’s guns were firing tracer bullets at the Japanese planes until they loaded the guns with the real bullets. I believe he said they didn’t knock down any Japanese planes; they were just trying to protect the ship. Later in the war, he said in the Battle of Iwo Jima or the Battle of Okinawa, his ship was sunk.
The San Bernardino Shootings
December 4, 2015 Friday. Fourteen people were killed and 21 wounded in a shooting in San Bernardino in California, a far eastern suburb of Los Angeles last Wednesday. The killers were armed with AK-47 rifles. The number of shooters killed were two, a man and his wife. Both of them were Muslims. This was another act of Muslim terrorism. And it was a great victory for them. Only two Muslims sacrificed their lives to destroy 14 infidels and injure 20. It was another black eye for America and the West. Some reporters say that the Muslim shooters were radicalized. And how does a Muslim become radicalized? Answer: By reading the Koran where it says to hate the Christian and kill the Jew and the rest of the infidels. Muslims like to slaughter as many of the infidels as possible. They love crowds like at the social club building in San Bernardino and the Boston Marathon. New York City is a nice juicy target for them--so many people crowded into one tiny space.
There was the usual rhetoric that not all Muslims are terrorists, and that not all Muslims are evil. Well their Koran is evil. It tells these Muslims to chop our infidel heads off and kill the Jews. All of them don’t have to be evil. Two of them was enough for now. They love death more than we love life. Children of terrorists want to grow up to be like their father.
Bill O’Reilly was asking Mr. Trump a number of questions. He asked about all those thousands of Muslims who were cheering the collapse of the two World Trade Centers. Bill O’Reilly said there were only a few. I remember 9/11. I remember how they were celebrating in Lebanon. They were cheering and passing out candy to each other. Yasser Arafat, the president of the PLO, knew better. He had to quiet them down least the wrath of America be poured upon them.
Can the violence be stopped? Bill O’Reilly said you can’t stop them all. Mr. Trump advocates shutting down the mosques that aids the terrorists. He also says all the other mosques should be under surveillance. Those are steps in the right direction. Some other big helpful steps would be a reduction in the Muslim population in the United States. Instead, thanks to Obama’s refugee program, we are forced to take in and increase the Muslim population. Are we insane? We want the violence to stop, yet we are importing all these Muslims. At least we should be fingerprinting, foot printing and retina scanning every Muslim that’s on America soil.
CAIR apologized for the murders that blackened the name of the already blackened name of Islam. If CAIR really cares about the victims of the San Bernardino shooting, they would give each of the families of those who died in the shooting a million dollars. And they should give the injured of that shooting attack at least a half million dollars.
Mocking a Deformed Reporter
November 30, 2015 Monday. 'Big' Headlines: Trump Mocks Deformed Reporter. Trump loses top rating in the polls. Trump fails to gain Black Pastors' endorsement. I still like Trump. I think many Americans still like Trump. He is our best hope in making America great again. But we are seeing what God told us in Daniel 4:17, that God sets up over the kingdom of men the basest of men. If God selects Mr. Trump as our next president, by the time January 17, 2016 rolls by, we may not be too happy about the kind of man we have voted into the White House. I mean, what is Mr. Trump going to say or do next before the 2016 Presidential Elections?
The Mellowing of Ben Carson
November 30, 2015 Monday. Fox News reported that Dr. Ben Carson is softening up his position on the Muslim refugees that coming into America. "Aw, come on, people. We know they don't want to destroy America." How does he know? Did he ask them? It wouldn't do any good because they lie to us infidels. Cameras showed him with the Muslim newcomers. What if he was handing out to them small Bibles or copies of the First Christmas Story? What would they do with them? They would probably throw them at him. That's what they did with the food they received in Hungary. Muslims DO want to destroy America. Please, America, don't bring anymore Muslims to America.
The Paris Terrorist Attack
November 18, 2015 Wednesday. Last Friday night, or Saturday morning in Europe, eight ISIS terrorists struck Paris with machine gun fire. Over a hundred people were killed and many were wounded. For their friends and families, their world has changed terribly for the worse. There was complete and continuous coverage of the event on the news channels (Fox and CNN). The next day, Saturday morning, I went to a chess tournament. I had the radio on in the car as I drove to downtown Buffalo. You would hardly know there was a major terrorist attack. There was the usual commercials and radio programs. Everything is back to normal. So what is the aftermath of these attacks going to be? We are going to have increased security measures and increased cooperation among the Western nations. Then we have the usual cries of Islamophobia from the Muslims. What you don’t have are cries of anguish and indignation from the Muslims that these attacks were carried out in the name of Allah and the Islam religion. You don’t have Muslims grieving for the victims and the families of those victims. What you have instead is the guarding against the world’s outrage of these senseless violent acts and possible repercussions. Someday, the world is going to wise up and deal forcefully and permanently with the Muslim people who think of us infidels as worse than dogs, and the murdering of us as merely target practice, and the practicing of their insane religion.
Mr. Trump’s response to what Obama had to say echoes my own feelings. Obama is an embarrassment to the United States. He insists that the terrorist attack was merely a setback and that the importing of Syrian refugees, most of whom are Muslims, will continue. Most of the states in the Union have declared that they will not accept these undocumented refugees. I applaud their action. They are doing something to defend themselves because Obama is doing everything he can to destroy us. I really believe this country cannot survive another year under Obama. Congress is under the control of the Republican Party and Republican Speaker Paul Ryan, but they are doing nothing to stop Obama.
Mrs. Clinton and the other Democratic Party candidates insists that we are not at war with Islam or the Muslims. We Americans should remember the words of our hated enemy Osama bin Laden who demanded that we become an Islamic nation or be destroyed. We are at war with Islam and the Muslims, and we are losing that war because of people like Obama and Hillary.
Bill O’Reilly had a Muslim imam guest from Oregon on his show Monday night. He suggested a one million man army to march before the nation and denounce the violence the terrorists are perpetrating in the name of Allah and Islam. The imam promised they will. I say: Don’t hold your breath. Besides, they can say whatever they want. However, they can lie for Allah as well as kill for Allah.
Also, over the weekend, I heard Republican candidate Carly Fiorina say that she believes Obama is a Christian because he said he is and she takes him at his word. How sweet and naïve of her. As Mr. Trump pointed out last Monday night, Christians communities have been virtually wiped out in Iraq, and Obama didn’t do anything to help them. Mr. Trump also pointed out that as a Syrian Christian, it is almost impossible to find refugee in the United States. But as a Syrian Muslim, it is very easy into enter the United States.
Practice What You Preach
October 20, 2015 Tuesday. In San Francisco at Evert Middle School, the principal, Lena Van Haren was holding up the result of the student government elections because they were not in accord with the school's social engineering policy, as told by Bill O'Reilly of the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News tonight. The school is 80% Hispanic, 20% white, and 10% black. Yet, most of those elected were white. If the school wants a politically correct student government, they should start at the top. The principal, Lena Van Haren, is a blond, a white woman. She should resign her job as principal, and the school should hire someone in her place who is 60% Hispanic, 20% white, and 10% black.
The Democratic Debates
October 14, 2015 Wednesday. I did not watch much of the Democratic Debates. I tuned in late. Then after watching and listening to Hillary for a few minutes, I turned it off. I cannot stand that lying hypocrite. She is especially hypocritical when she says that the Bible is her source of inspiration. This is how she said it a few years back:
"At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement."
Then she marches with the gays. She says Kate Davis should be sent to jail; so she insists that we must take the holy and sacred institution of marriage and share it with the gays, which God said is an abomination.
She is the strongest supporter of Planned Parenthood and abortion--the slaughter of innocent unborn (and sometimes born) babies. Incidentally, these born babies are what our Constitution calls United States citizens.
She and the Democratic Party are pushing for financing the college education of every illegal alien who can sneak into this country. Our Founding Fathers would be aghast to see how insane we've become. We have a $18 trillion national debt, yet Hillary and the other Democrats want to make it much larger. That's like pouring gasoline on a forest fire. The reason for this proposal is to gain more Democratic voters. This is corrupt politics at its worst. George Washington warned us about political parties. He said it would divide the country. We now have politicians like Hilary who are willing to sacrifice the safety of this country and the future of this country for the sake of their political party and their political careers to get elected.
Hillary wants the federal government to be able to sue the gun manufacturer for any and all crimes by the purchaser of their products. This confirms what many have said--that Hillary is more anti-2nd amendment than Obama.
Nothing was to be said about her emails. General Paetraus lost his career over his emails. Yet, Hillary covers up her fault, denies it happened, then when ordered to do so, she turns over only a fraction of the evidence to Congress. She wants us to give her a pass; after all, it was just a small simple mistake.
She failed in Benghazi. Four Americans were killed in Benghazi while she was the secretary of state. Those four Americans begged for help, but no help came. Hillary latter lied and said the attack was the result of some Mohammad video that was on the Internet a year ago.
One pollster is surprised that 60% of Americans do not believe she is telling the truth. I am surprised and dismayed that 40% of Americans believe she is telling the truth and would vote for her as our next president.
Thoughts about the Pope’s Visit to the USA
September 26, 2015 Saturday. Pope Francis was welcomed to the United States by enthusiastic crowds in Washington and New York. He met with Mr. & Mrs. Obama. His main message was about climate control or global warming. Some interesting observations to note are: (1) He met with Obama who voted for a law when he was a state senator to end the lives of babies who survived abortion. But he wouldn’t meet with Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid who are also abortion proponents. (2) He rode in an open motorcade that looks like a white jeep. Anyone with a gun could have shot him. One pope was shot by a young Turkish man several years ago. Pope Francis would have been shot by a Muslim if (3) he spoke out against the Muslim immigrant invasion to Europe and America. Also, ISIS wants to take over Rome and behead him. Instead of the problem we’re having with the Muslims, he spoke out about climate control. This is an important topic. It is about global pollution. It’s been said that if every country in the world were as industrialized as the United States, we wouldn’t have any breathable air left. We would all be dead. Now China is the greatest polluter of the planet. He doesn’t seem to offer any solution to the pollution problem. (4) When Obama was elected, he was invited to Notre Dame to give a presentation. Obama wanted the crosses covered, which they were. Now Obama calls the pope “Holy Father.” I think that’s worse than uncovered crosses. We are all brothers and sisters. There’s only one Holy Father and that’s the one I pray to every night.
Trumps Cancels Appearance On Fox News
September 26, 2015 Saturday. Donald Trump stills leads in the polls as the most favorite candidate to win the Republican Party nomination, but he seems a little too sensitive to criticism. He has alienated another natural ally--Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. We still need a Donald Trump in the White House to fix the mess that Obama made, to bring back jobs from China, and to make America great again. But Donald Trump is showing that he really is a divider. This is unfortunate. I had this bad feeling he was eventually going to do or say something wrong that would offend the majority of conservative voters.
Trump: "I love the Muslims"
September 21, 2015 Monday. But they don’t love you. It’s against their religion. They only pretend to love you. They pretend to love infidel women to lure them into their religion and then to enslave them. If you are an infidel, they are only allowed to pretend to be friends with you and to pretend to love you. If they really did befriend you and love you, an infidel, then they would be just like an infidel and become worthy of death.
The Boy With the Bomb, I mean, the Clock
September 18, 2015 Friday. A young schoolboy, Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested in Irving, Texas, for bringing to school a homemade clock that looked like a bomb. Megan Kelly of Fox News says she feels sorry for the boy. I do not. Not with a name like Ahmed Mohamed. There are, or should I say, were a lot of young boys in the Middle East who had bomb jackets strapped around their waist and blew themselves up killing close to a hundred people. One imam said he doesn't blame the police because of the current climate of fear. And who helped create that climate fear? It was the Muslims. And it is their religion to strike fear into the hearts of the infidels. How long will it be before this young innocent Muslim lad starts building bombs that look like clocks? And Obama is inviting him to the White House. The caliphate-in-chief always sides with the Muslims.
September 17, 2015 Thursday. Last Sunday, Donald Trump said in Dallas, "We have a president who doesn't know what the hell he's doing." I disagree. Obama knows exactly what he's doing--he's destroying the United States of America. He helps our enemies and hurts our friends. He's helping to send all our jobs overseas. Fifty million Americans are on food stamps. He's bringing in immigrates into the USA. He refuses to protect our borders from illegal immigrants. He's disarming America, including reducing our nuclear arsenal. We have the largest national debt in the history of the world. We owe more money than exists in the world.
September 11, 2015 Friday. It's been 14 years since 4 hijacked airplanes took the lives of over 2500 Americans in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. Since that time, it seems like we are fighting a losing war. We went into Afghanistan and Iraq and thought we liberated those people from Saddam Hussein and the Taliban. But these nations have Islam constitutions and now ISIS has moved into the region while our forces have moved out. At home, more and more mosques are being built and more and more Muslims are being imported into our territory. We have a president elected twice who says Islam shall not be defamed in the world. Islamic organizations within the country, like CAIR, are becoming stronger and more influential. A candidate who is strongly anit-Islam must be elected to the White House in November of 2016 or we are finished.
Donald Trump Not Humble
September 10, 2015 Thursday. Dr. Ben Carson says he reveres the Bible and quoted a scripture in the Book of Proverbs about the need to be humble before the Lord. This is true. God does resist the proud. Mr. Carson says he does not find this quality in Donald Trump. Maybe Mr. Trump has not shown himself to be humble, but he has expressed another quality--righteous indignation and simple anger about how our country is hurting by enemies foreign as well as domestic.
September 4, 2015 Kate Davis, a clerk in Kentucky refuses to gives marriage licenses to gay couples who want to get married. The Federal government having her thrown in jail for violating the law and violating the rights of gay people to get married. Donald Trump says he sympathizes with Kate Davis, but the law is the law. It's hard to argue that except the Supreme Court interprets the law, not makes the law. Our inalienable rights, according to the Declaration of Independence, come from God. God did not give gays the right to marry. He forbids homosexuality and says if they don't repent of their life style, they shall not enter the Kingdom of God.
September 10, 2015 Thursday. The liberal press has found a lot of background material (dirt) on our persecuted Christian heroine. She went through several marriages and divorces. She had some children out of wedlock. This is what Jesus and Paul warned us about. We cannot go around being hypocritical. Maybe Kate Davis has repented of her past mistakes. If so, we forgive her. But you should practice what you preach. If you expect others to live a Christian life, you yourself must first live a Christian life. Some say she is merely hungry for the publicity. Maybe. But the apostles and Paul were guilty of denying Jesus and even fighting against him. That feeling of guilt may have drove them to zealousness. Perhaps that is what is driving Kate Davis. Her past is making her zealous of her faith.
The First Republican Debate
August 7, 2015 Friday. I don’t know about you, but I getting awfully tired of politics already. I tried to watch the debates because that’s what a good citizen is suppose to do--to be informed of what the candidates stand for. I watched a little bit of it, and thinking I could read or find out more about the debates the next day. I just wish Donald Trump were president already so that he can start making America great again as he promises to do. And I wish Obama and Hillary were forever gone from the poltical scene, never to return again. Donald Trump is starting to talk too much. He is attacking the beautiful Megan Kelley and calling her names. They are suppose to be on the same side. But that’s Donald Trump for you. You can’t accuse him of not talking too much. Unfortunately, he talked about the possibility of running as a third party candidate if he does not get the Republican nomination. That’s means in a three-way race, Hillary will become president. I admire Mr. Huckabee and Rand Paul for their stand against abortion. They said abortion should be illegal even to save the life of the mother. They should have added that abortion is never necessary to save the life of the mother in this day and age. Also, Donald Trump mentioned his concern about the national debt. He said it is $18 trillion. If it goes up to $24 trillion, the US will become like Greece on steroids, as Trump said.
Much Ado About Nothing - Is John McCain A Hero?
July 20, 2015 Monday. Donald Trump was caught in a slip which many, including Rick Perry, say he should apologize for. Mr. Perry even said Mr. Trump should disqualify himself from the presidential race for the remark he gave about McCain being captured after he was shot down over North Vietnam. Some people regard Mr. McCain as a hero because the North Vietnamese were going to free him since he was the son of an admiral or some high ranking military officer. But Mr. McCain thought that would hurt the morale of the other American prisoners, so he did not want to be released for that reason. That’s tempting, isn't it? If that were you or I, would you or I jump at the chance to be set free from captivity and go home? But does that make him a hero? A hero is someone who risks his life to save another person. After learning that their act was an act of heroism, a hero usually says, “I was just doing what I thought was right at the time.”
This is just another vain attempt to discredit Mr. Trump. The liberal or left-wing media hate Donald Trump probably because of his stand on illegal immigrants. Both the Democrats and the Republicans are guilty of our nation’s lax policy on illegal immigrants. The Democrats want more Democratic voters; and the Republican businessmen want more cheap labor.
July 20, 2015 Monday. Yesterday's 60 Minutes was a repeat about China's monopoly of rare earth metals which we use in all of our electronics--from the TV sets we watch to the ipads we enjoy and to the most advanced military aircraft we fly. At the end of the story, the major American company that produces rare earth metals is on the verge of bankruptcy. The US government only gives an encouraging word, but no help. That is typical of Obama. He has bowed to two Chinese leaders, as well as to the Saudi Arabian leader, and to the Russian leader; so he is more interested in serving our enemies than in improving our defenses. He only gives lip service to the needs of the United States of America and our allies.
Domestic Terrorist Attack & the Constitutional Convention
July 16, 2015. Thursday. Four US Marines were shot dead by a Muslim, See my comment on this under Issues - Islam for July 16.
July 10, 2015 Friday. So I go into a donut shop and spit on some of the donuts and lick the frosting off of some others. Then I say, "I hate America," and "I hate Americans," even though I was born and raised here and made a lot of money here. I'm caught on camera. So I apologize. And so now everything is all right.
It would be nice if she donated some money to a veterans group. As for an apology, don't bother. You make a fortune singing love songs and then, out of the blue you say you hate 300 million people. And you're only 22 years old. We understand. You're immature. you're just a little kid who doesn't know any better. You probably don't even know where America is.
Iran's Nuclear Program
June 30, 2015 Tuesday. Last night's The O'Reilly Factor featured a speaker who said that we've painted ourselves into a corner. I already forgot what he meant by that, but the idea seems to be that we are helpless to do anything. Most likely, we won't be doing anything as long as there is a Muslim president sitting in the White House. The only thing we are doing is the wrong thing--we are giving Iran billions of dollars not to build nuclear facilities for only their promise not to so. They do not allow on-site inspections. And they don't seem willing to keep their promises. After all, they are the lying Muslims, and we are the infidels who must be slain. If I were president, the talking would be over. It's not we who have painted ourselves into a corner; it's Iran who has painted big red bulls eyes on their nuclear facilities...as well as their Islam government.
Charleston, South Carolina
June 19, 2015 Friday. How not to start a race war: Young white man enters black church while they are having Bible school; then he shoots nine black people to death. This is so sick! It has united us all in anger at this young man and in sadness over the killing of these defenseless, innocent black people. The governor of South Carolina has promised the death penalty. But, alas, you can only execute a mass murderer once. We do have the medical technology to bring him back to life and do it all over again, but that's not the kind of people we are. But what kind of God do we have who allows mass murder in his very presence ("For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20)? Reading the Bible, we know that God does allow this to happen. He even told us it will happen. God is a God of Love who is angry with the wicked everyday. (Psalm 7:11)
The Psalmist laments for Israel and the Church when he says, "But you have cast off and put us to shame; and go not forth with our armies. You make us to turn back from the enemy and they which hate us spoil for themselves. You have given us like sheep pointed for meat and have scattered us among the heathen. You sell your people for nothing and do not increase your wealth by their price. You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face has covered me. For the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes, by reason of the enemy and avenger. All this is come upon us, yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant. Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way. Though you have sore broken us in the place of dragons and covered us with the shadow of death. If we have forgotten the name of our God or stretched out our hands to a strange god, shall not God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart. Yea, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off forever. Wherefore hide your face and forget our affliction and our oppression? (Psalms 44:9-24)
He commands us to repent, but we won't. In Revelation 9:20, after one third of the people of the world are destroyed, mankind will still not repent of their sins.
Some of our leaders call for greater gun control. But how can you keep guns out of the hands of wicked people? Once a wicked person has a gun, he has enormous power. It's not like in the old days where you get one or two shots with a hand gun. Killing people is very easy with our small, modern weapons. I suggest we each have our own weapon like they do in Texas.
Another observation: Megan Kelly wants the media to hide the face of Mr. Roof, the Charleston mass murderer. We should do whatever is right, but we still show pictures of Adolf Hitler.
Bill O'Reilly wants all firearms to be registered, from what I understand. From what I've read, gun lobbyists, gun owners, and gun clubs are opposed to this. If all guns were registered, the federal government would know owns a gun, and they would come after that person if and when guns are outlawed.
The National Debt
June 16, 2015 Tuesday. Bill O'Reilly spoke about the $18 trillion national debt. He correctly stated that if this problem is not solved soon, our economy will collapse. I hope and pray our leaders will act wisely to prevent such a disaster. However, I've read that this is exactly what Obama wants in order to achieve his goal of world government. If that's true, he should come before the American people and tell us about his wonderful plan for world government through the collapse of the dollar and the economy.
June 15, 2015 Monday. Bill O’Reilly was commenting about Hillary Clinton’s presidential announcement today. She was attacking the very rich who own more than 25% of the nation’s wealth--more wealth than all the kindergarten teachers in the country.
Mrs. Clinton believes we should have a law or something to limit the amount of money a person can earn. Bill O’Reilly said the federal government cannot dictate what the salary of a CEO should be. What Hillary said is the same baloney Obama says all the time. He attacks the rich after taking their money. Then he does whatever they tell him to.
The rich are filthy rich because her husband Bill betrayed the Democratic Party. Rather than helping the little guy and the common working man, he betrayed the United States of America by sending all our jobs to China. We are now in a state of perpetual depression. It use to be said in the old days, "An honest day's pay for an honest day's work." Now, it's "Buy low, sell high." China is Corporate America's heaven on earth. The CEOs built cheap factories and make cheap products with cheap labor. Then they are free to dump their waste and pollution into Red China's rivers and lakes and into their air.
Donald Trump is the candidate I admire most. He promises to bring back our jobs from China and to make America great again. What I fear is that he won't take the heat the Far Left will give him. I am afraid he will drop out. I am not familiar with the song; the lyrics seem to tell about a poor homeless mother with a baby child in her arms. Hitler once commented, saying you have the freedom to starve. I could go a lot of different directions with this song. We should feed and cloth the poor since we are a rich nation. But are we a rich nation? We are $18 trillion in debt.
Jeb Bush sounds okay to me. He promises to improve the economy. But he will be Bush III. And if he's anything like Bush II, then he will outsource more jobs to third world countries like South Korea and Guatemala. I've heard he favors the illegal immigrants. He has promised to move our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Bush II also promised to move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but Morocco protested; so our embassy stays in Tel Aviv.
May 18, 2015 Monday. On The O'Reilly Factor tonight, Bill O'Reilly looks at the chaos in Iraq and the Middle East and tell us our efforts there were wasted and that nation building does not work. I am sick of hearing that. Mr. Bush never said our troops were in Iraq for the purpose of nation building. He even said we were not nation building. The opposite happened after we disposed of Saddam Hussein. We allowed the new government there to write in their Constitution that Islam (that war-like insane "religion") is the religion of the nation. When they did that, I knew our efforts were in vain and were a waste of lives and money. This comes from the Washington Post on the Constitution of Iraq:
First: Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation:
A. No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.
B. No law that contradicts the principles of democracy may be established.
C. No law that contradicts the rights and basic freedoms stipulated in this constitution may be established.
This is ridiculous! Talk about contradictions: Items A and B already contradict each other. The more you have of Islam, the less you have of democracy. The more you have of democracy, the less you have of Islam.
When the Iraqis wrote that into their Constitution--right under the noses of the U.S. military--then and there they had less freedom than they did under Saddam Hussein.
This is from the Constitution of Kuwait, the nation we rescued from Saddam Hussein during the administration of George Bush the First.
.The religion of the State is Islam, and the Islamic Sharia shall be a main source of legislation
This is from the Constitution of Afghanistan where we have sent our troops and spent our money since the 9-11-2001 attacks.
Ch. 1. Art. 1
Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic, independent, unitary and indivisible state.
Ch. 1, Art. 2
The religion of the state of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the sacred religion of Islam.
This is what we get for our blood and money for NOT nation building. Islam is at war with us, and we are losing that war. Just look at who or what is in the WH right now.
Stupid American Colleges, Universities and Public Schools
May 18, 2015 Monday. On the same Bill O'Reilly Show, near the end, was a humorous look at what our American students know about basic American history and American institutions. Most of the student could not answer simple questions. The hardest question was about the words of the Star Spangled Banner, which is understandable. Mr. O'Reilly pointed out that students in private school did well in answering those questions. Our public educational institutions are controlled by the Left (according to former Leftist David Horowitz). They are becoming more and more indoctrination centers of communism, socialism, and Marxism. They are even embracing Islam. Instead enforcing patriotism and our Christian heritage, public educational institutions harbor anti-military, anti-patriotic people like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama.
Was Jesus A Rebel?
May 14, 2015 Thursday. For the second day in a row, I heard Tom Bauerle, my favorite radio talk personality, call Jesus a rebel. His reason for doing so is that He gave a "smart" answer to the Pharisees who asked him if it was right to pay taxes to Caesar or not. The first thing I want to say is: Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane three times to God the Father to spare Him from the ordeal of suffering and dying on the cross. THREE TIMES! He did not rebel. He obeyed His Father and suffered and died on the cross. He DID NOT WANT to suffer and die on the cross. If he wanted to be a rebel, this was His golden opportunity. His answer to the Pharisees about paying taxes to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and unto God the things unto God was correct. The lawyers and Pharisees looked for every and any way to arrest Jesus. They couldn't find anything wrong with his answer.
May 16, 2015 Saturday. Even after they successfully arrested him and put Him on trial, they still couldn't find any charges against Him that would stick.
Muhammad Drawing Contest
May 7, 2015 Thursday. I was listening to Tom Bauerle (pronounced BOW-wer-lee) on local Buffalo radio station WBEN AM about whether Muhammad drawings should be banned or not. All callers, as far as I know, said no. Maybe a Muslim or two called in and said yes. A person who enjoys drawing pictures of butchers / monsters should have the privilege and the right of doing so. I personally would not waste my time or crayons doing that. Tom also talked about the future of the United States and he is not optimistic. This is the main theme of my web site. I will be going into this later on. I wish to mention here that the average life span of a republic such as ours is only 200 years. We need more people like Tom to show more concern about our country.
The Press and Hillary
May 6, 2015 Wednesday. On Bill O'Reilly's show, he pointed out that Hillary has a favorable press since the main stream media is liberal and Hillary is a liberal Democrat. I want to point out that we no longer have a free press. One writer to a conservative web site stated such was the case. The MSM is owned by far left sympathizers.
60 Minutes - The Arab-Israeli War
May 3, 2015 Sunday. I was watching 60 Minutes today as I do every week. The first story was about the children of Gaza being killed by the Israelis for the terrorist killing of one of Israel's little boys. One guy said these Gaza children have seen three major conflicts in their lives so far. No they haven't. They have only seen one war. That's how the Arabs regard their relationship with Israel and the Jews. Since its birth in 1948, there has only been one war--the war to destroy Israel. There have been many battles. They have lost every battle. Israel knows this. Israel knows they only have to lose one battle and its all over--their country will be wiped off the map. I didn't listen much of what they were saying. It all makes me sick. I know the ending. I know Israel will lose the last battle and two-thirds of the Israelis will be gone. Then Messiah will come or Jesus Christ will come again, and He will be their savior and king.
May 4, 2015 Monday. Another things is what Abdul Gamal Barakah Falah Jabalah or whatever that guy's name is said about having 4 or 5 children. This is the Arab's way of winning their war with Israel. These people have 5 children. Then their children have 5 children. Then each of their children's children have 5 children. They will all be raised as Israel / Jew hating Muslims according to their Koran. On the other side of the border, Israeli women have maybe one child or two, maybe none. Time and numbers are on the Arab side.
I stand corrected: The average Jewish couple in Israel has 3 children. God bless Israel.
April 29, 2015 Wednesday. The subject on talk radio and TV programs is the Baltimore riot. The outstanding personality of this riot is the mother who was beating her son for rioting in the city. Some say she is a heroine. Others says she is a villain. I would say she is a little of each. She is not a model Christian citizen. She is an unwed mother of six children. She raised one child who went rioting in the city. Despite her unchristian like background, she went and yanked her son out of the riot by the ear. This is very commendable. Rioting and looting and destroying property are crimes against civilization and sins against Christianity. A black parent would usually defend their child no matter what. They would deny he did anything. They would say he has every right to be angry.
April 30, 2015 Thursday. I have learned that riots and violent protests have broken out in New York City. There is a common threat that ties the NYC rioting to the Baltimore rioting and that is that both cities have liberal Democratic mayors.
May 2, 2015 Saturday. When I attended Sabbath services of the Worldwide Church of God in the 1970s, my pastor, Mr. Sell, did a sermon on race relations. He even made a prediction--that race war is coming. He was certain about that as though it was written in the Bible. The Bible does say that nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. (Matthew 24:7)
The Armstrong church said that the Greek word that was translated “nation” is something like “ethnos” from which we get the word “ethnic” from. Jesus went on to say in Matthew 24:8 that “All these are the beginning of throes,” or birth pangs. In other words, Jesus predicted that there will be religions deceptions, wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, and pestilences; and that these will continue to occur from the time of the apostles until our time-the end time-near the Second Coming. These “pangs” would continue to increase and increase and get worse and worse until the Lord Jesus appears again. So Mr. Sell’s prediction on a future race war is only part of the answer. Race war has already occurred; it is occurring now; and it will continue to occur in the future. And it’s not just white versus black and black versus white. It is everybody versus everybody.
I remember Garner Ted Armstrong wasting, and I mean wasting, a whole half hour on his radio show telling us how the Chinese hate the Japanese, and that the Japanese hate the Chinese; and that the Chinese hate the Russians; and that the Russians hate the Chinese; and that the British hate the French; and that the French hate the British; and that the Poles hate the Germans; and that the Germans hate the Poles. And he went on and on like that for a whole half hour. He mentioned that in Africa, there are black tribes down there who look so much alike that you couldn’t tell them apart even if your life depended on it. Yet, they hate each other.
What is the answer to all this racial hatred? Is it natural for races to hate one another? The answer may be either yes or no. In Samuel 16:7, Samuel was sent to the family of Jesse to annoint the next king of Israel. He looked at one of Jesse’s sons and thought he was going to be the next king because he was so big and handsome. But the Lord said to him, “Look not on his countenance or on the height of his stature because I have refused him. For the Lord sees not as man sees. For man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” So that’s the way we are. That’s the way we naturally are. We look on the appearance. That’s our business world, in fact--first appearance counts, first impressions count.
In the Bible, it says, "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) On the other hand, train up a child in the way he should not go and when he is old he will not depart from it. We are as our parents trained us. If our parents hate someone, they will also teach us to hate someone. It's been demonstrated that children have no hate. White children, black children, red children, yellow children can all get along and play with each other. It's what they are taught by their parents that matter.