A Season of Gratitude


The below is something written primarily for a Christian prayer and support site that I participate in on facebook, All Things Through Christ.   Normally, what is written here is almost always about politics, but this article shall be one of sheer gratitude, earthly and otherwise,  which this season is not entirely off topic.    I’d be remiss therefore, if I did not share this here.   As we thank God for a President who is not at all shy about anything, we remember to thank God for His gifting us with an earthly leader who recognizes  and worships the Divinity of  God.  He does so  loudly, celebrating the birth of our ultimate leader, God the Father, Christ the Lord, His Holy Spirit.  Thank you, Lord!!  In this gift, to You, only to You Lord be the glory! 

As we celebrate the coming of Christ in the Incarnation of God through the virgin birth, remember that His coming as human flesh, was a huge part of His sacrifice for the justification of man.

“This journey of Christ began with the Incarnation. Fuller (Unity of the Bible) says that it would help to picture this as if Jesus were ‘descending a winding staircase stretching for a very long distance from the glory of heaven above far down into a world of watched misery. Each downward step in leaving this glory increased the pain Jesus underwent to pay for our sins’. His point is that ‘a good part of the severity of the punishment Jesus suffered for us consisted in coming down this staircase whose length cannot be exaggerated since it spanned the infinite distance between the Creator and the creature’.”

“Though the pain Christ suffered when He lived on earth is well known to us, it too could never be fully comprehended. He experienced the pain of deprivation, the pain of disappointment as those near to Him, failed Him, the pain of rejection and of facing hatred after He had given so much love, and finally the pain of death. Paul says, “He humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross!” (phil 2:8, biblegateway.com ) “

“That thought is an amazing paradox; The sovereign God of all creation has become obedient to the wages of sin, the last enemy of fallen humanity! But more serious than this was the eternal chasm that was bridged by His actually becoming sin for us. As Paul exclaimed, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21 biblegateway.com )

“As He hung on the cross having become sin for us, it seemed as if God the Father whose ‘eyes are too pure to look on evil; cannot tolerate wrong” (Hab 1:13 biblegateway.com) had to forsake His Son. So “Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” (matt 27: 46 biblegateway.com ) Martin Luther once pondered this thought alone and at great length while He fasted. He finally arose to say, ‘God forsaken by God?…..Who can understand it’? “

The Supremacy of Christ, Ajith Fernando

All the above gives new perspective into the words of Christ Himself doesn’t it?

“Greater love has no man to give up his life for his friend.” (John 15:13)

Does man have more than his life to give? No, of course not but Jesus does. He gave up more… His Divinity, which is more of course than any man could do, which is what makes His sacrifice the justification for our sins. No one else could do it.

Hallelujah, A King is born who is Christ the Lord. Thank you Jesus.


Thanksgiving, God and Joe American


My father-in-law passed away peacefully in his sleep last week.  He was 92 and the original American piece of work.  He had children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He never wanted much, just his own way.

Joseph, was a product of the end of the first world war.  He was second generation Italian on one side, and on another had an ancestor that fought in the Civil War.  Being a history and genealogy junkie, I liked to feed him tidbits of research on his background.  Tidbits that helped strengthened his belief in his family’s foundation and confident in its  accomplishments.   He thought that it was so great that there existed an historical map of his lifetime through these tidbits, a picture of the ship from the 1800s where parts of his family had come back and forth from Italy,  the census from 1910, and his Navy discharge papers that were long lost  after his service in the South Pacific in WWII.

He was a small handsome Italian guy, blonde with blue eyes; just a regular Joe.

His history was very important to him.  It helped him know that he didn’t arrive on this earth alone.  He talked always of his city of Philadelphia, where he was born and raised and where he raised his own.  He talked of how such and such a thing ended up where, who built it and who tore it down.

He was brought to this place by the grace of God through his ancestors from places which were not nearly as prosperous as the one they were headed for.  America.  Relatives worked all means of dirty, skilled and semi-skilled jobs.    He was so proud of them.

In recent years we have been reprimanded,  warned not to be haughty over the success of the American dream and the infrastructure built by average Americans that built the strongest economy in the world.  We were told, “No, you didn’t build that”.

The American dream has almost NOTHING to do with money or entitlement.   It is uniquely American in that any average Joe, who keeps his shoulder to the wheel, and has the drive, can provide a nice living for his family and extended family.  A family history did NOTHING to hold him back.  Because his grandfather was a shoemaker, it didn’t mean he couldn’t be an electrician or a plumber or a doctor or whatever it took to thrive given his determination and abilities.   Class has nothing to do with anything in America.  Only those who wish to hold on to power or wealth and try to keep you poor and dependent will tell you that it does.

Petty Officer Joe American was buried with full ceremony and honors for his rank, with taps and a shot gun salute and the entire nine yards of military tribute.  His rank  not given due to his lineage or royalty as would have been true in Europe.  It was earned.  He was an American, a classic product of the blessed and noble American experiment wrought from the European Enlightenment.

On this Thanksgiving Day, thank God first of course, but then also thank Joe and all of his fellow veterans and family who gave us what we have and shame on those who seek to diminish it.

The Donalds Deal with The Devil

The deal for quick approval to Hurricane Harvey Relief money President Trump made with the Democrat leadership raised the debt ceiling temporarily for 3 months, an almost worthless gift to the Democrats, No matter what Kabuki theatre the Republicans put out there, THEY will ultimately have to raise the debt ceiling for a longer period, which was true before the deal and will remain true after the next bill. He made a deal with the Rats, gave them next to nothing and got help for Harvey victims as a work around to get the aid to TX and LA as fast as possible, sending the message to those beleaguered folks that we’ve got your back. What a concept; concern for the little guy tax payer first.

He actually un-politicized the aid to Harvey victims, by getting the job done in real time. He has proven that unlike the party hacks in Republican Leadership, Trump gives a damn. Raising the debt ceiling is nearly inevitable in any case, so what did he really give up to get the money for Texas and Louisiana? Less than nothing. In making this deal he did something of course less important than aid to Harvey victims; He emphasized that a demon republican elite class is not relevant to the advancement of the Trump’s agenda, because the Elites have made themselves so.
Republicans acting like leftist Democrats make working with the literal Democrats not only not a betrayal, but necessary.

Back in 2010 when so many of us backed Allen West for congress who promised he would not vote to raise the debt ceiling, within a week of getting sworn in, he voted to raise the debt ceiling and joined the congressional black caucus. These kinds of betrayals have become a regular staple of the political diet of the American people. What is in the tap water up there in the District of Criminals? I suspect its Lithium…..or LSD…..or both; The drugs would make the politico’s totally screwed up and really happy about it.

I rest my case.

But at the same time the President sent a message to McConnell and Ryan. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” and they have proven time and time again to be the enemy of the peoples agenda. Remember folks what the DC Republican crowd called the tea partiers after they got them the House and Senate? Everything BUT Nazi’s! Now we are talking betrayal.

What is stopping the GOP leadership from pushing a long term debt ceiling agreement in December? Zero. But the deal did serve to make McConnell swallow his lower lip. There is a pic in the WSJ of him with the DEM leadership and he looks like he is in total shock. Couldn’t happen to a nicer jack ass.*

From the Wall Street Journal –
“ Privately, Senate Republican aides said the deal registered as a rebuke, following a stormy summer in which Senate Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act and chastised Mr. Trump for his remarks re Charlottesville. Republicans – the stupid party.”


*For more go to the Daily Signal and Weasel Zippers, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal and One America News Network.

Organizations Sending Aid and Volunteers to Assist Harvey Victims





Screen Actors Guild

Black Lives Matter




Muslim Brotherhood



Sierra Club

Rainbow Coalition



Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Muslim Students Association

What’s that you say???  They’re not??


……my bad  

N.B.  Hey!  Typing with one hand so I can’t exactly do War and Peace II .  Prayer requested for all impacted by Harvey.  God Bless the USA.

Insanity; The New Collusion

Can you hear it?  There it is again. A quiet but frenzied drum beat building not so far off in the distance.  It is the sound of one new overplayed empty hand striking yet another.  The sound is hollow.  There’s nearly nothing there.

Wonder where all Trumps alleged sexual assault accusers went?  The woman Trump called Ms. Piggy?  The consultant he sent to Cuba in the 90s? Racial discrimination in housing?  Child rape?  Marital rape? Income tax evasion?  Gloria Allred? Rosie O’Donnell screaming “nyet nyet nyet”?

They have thrown almost everything at the wall and consistently miss their target.  Their stockpile boomerangs and piles at the feet of the media in a very steamy, smelly and conspicuous heap.   Hail storms of leftist lies have been thrown not just at the President, but in many ways at the American people.

We haven’t much cared for the experience.

The Presidents use of Twitter has gratefully escalated in response as we’ve been treated to a months long tidal wave of accusatory Trump hashtags #Russia, #obstructionofjustice #parisagreement.  Yet still, no #gotchaTrump”  storyline has gelled for the fake news proliferators.

No evil, corrupt or criminal pseudo-scandal has even scratched the man.  So what’s a committed rules-for-radicals type to do?  Their frustration is showing, but never so desperate or so demonstrative as their latest effort on the heals of the embarrassing failures of #collusion and #blackmail.

They’ve finally arrived at #insanity.

There you have it.  “Insanity” is the new “collusion”.  Watch for it.  They still believe that its not the tactic that they are using against Donald Trump that isn’t working, its the ammunition that’s causing their attacks to fall short.  Albert Einstein is often credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.

Might we mercifully suggest to the Pravda wing of the Democrat party that it may be time to give the belligerent attacks at the President a rest.

Democrat Resistance: The New American Hezbollah

The articles a good search provides are endless related to the recent decade of Democrat calls to violence.  The Democrats proclivity for bloodshed attracts those who advocate murder and mayhem to their side or did they advocate violence in order to GAIN the support of Hezbollah & its military wing Hamas (the Islamic Resistance) CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood?

Obama gave 33 billion dollars to Iran, the worlds number one sponsor of Hezbollah terror on his way out the White House door.   Democrat leadership did nothing to stop him.  It was paid in gold and cash.  How best to kick back American tax payer dollars to our socialist democrats or to pay for influence in Hezbollah, one hand washing the other.    If Iran is the number one sponsor of terrorism, what does that make America who is now a huge contributor to that nation? Democrat-led American governments have become an important financial supporter of terror around the world.

This substantive evidence underwrites the Democrat elite’s financial and philosophical support of terror.  In fact, they have not shied away from supporting domestic terror.  Black Lives Matter has proven their affection for violence in the US. They spent the summer of 2016 inciting riots in cities around the country and warring against police departments over false tales of police brutality.  Occupy Wall Street rioters had the support of the attempted mass murderer of US Senators  in Alexandria, James Hodgkinson.

So when US officials call for “taking to the streets” (Obama, Loretta Lynch, Tim Kaine) have no doubt as to the violence they are advocating.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-10814698 https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america





FBI: Media, Black Lives Matter Behind Spike in Anti-Cop Violence

Hollywood The Oblique 

What I saw and heard on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, was so inexplicable, I had to listen to the clip several times to pound it into my thick skull that “Yes, they really said that” and that yes, they do believe they are being funny.  People watch to be entertained.  Someone actually thought that this segment you are about to listen to is entertaining.  Listen here, warning, it ain’t easy:  http://throttlebottom.com/graciefrankiemockchristianity/

Its so easy to mock Christians because for the most part Christians will not retaliate abuse in kind.  Do we want to?  You bet. Note that the show did not pick Islam to mock openly.  Wonder why?/s

I came really close to giving the show and its actors a internet beat down.  Something made me stop and not publish my first version.  Perhaps it was Christ’s desire for us to be His hands and feet.  That is to say we are to represent the result of  His teaching and love our enemies and those who hate us.  Not easy to do at times.  Remember that as we are to be His hands and feet, the pagans drove nails threw Christ’s hands and feet.   

Pray for them.  They couldn’t be more “misundereducated” or  more obtuse.  It is actually pitiful.  They truly seem to think they are being witty.   Do they mean to be cruel?  Who knows.  Thankfully judging others is above our pay grade.

From a business standpoint, and Hollywood is a business first.  It is illogical at best and just plain idiotic to alienate more than 50% of your demographic, the Christian people of America.  

Ask Hillary. Ask the Dixie Chicks. 

Tokyo Chuck

We are constantly barraged with propaganda disguised as education, entertainment or public service.    It takes a laser like dedication to avoid it.  It is everywhere.  As the worlds most stringent political news junkie, even I have taken to putting horsehockey-filled books like “Shattered” in the barbeque, unsubscribing from cable and even limiting my radio time.

The men who fought in the Pacific in WWII had Tokyo Rose to distort the truth and demoralize them.  We have Chuckie Schmucky Schumer.  How are the discouraging soul-crushing words of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Little Dick Durbin and Maxine Waters replayed over and over again by a virtueless marxist media any less repulsive than Tokyo Rose?

We have men and women in battle in the Middle East at this writing fighting to save our freedom from the scourges of radical islamo-fascist terrorists and members of the media are verbally posing for pictures on the top of ISIS canon a la Jane Fonda.  Men have fought in all the wars to preserve our right to cling to our guns and bibles only to be disrespected by people who get to say what they say for money.

There is only one way to discourage this.  Turn the media off.  Turn it off and do it with a smile.  Control your universe and hit that remote.  Any show that pays disrespect to your faith,  your ethics and the founders of the greatest nation that ever rocked the planet  deserves worse than loss of your viewership.

But for now, that’s all we’ve got.

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