Friday, February 24, 2017

O'Charley's commercial

Why do businesses choose to do commercials that demean? The latest is O'Charley's ad in which the woman says in a fake? Southern accent "I'll pray for you."

Here's what I wrote to O'Charley's:

Your "I'll pray for you" attempt at humor did not amuse me, in fact it had just the opposite effect on me. There are plenty of other places that want my business that haven't demeaned southerner's accent and faith in one fell swoop.

If you would like to express your thoughts to O''Charley's, here's the link:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

RIP Norma McCorvey

Norma McCorvey was the Jane Roe in the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. She later was saved, and came to be a strong pro-life person.

Norma died today, February 17, 2017. May she rest in peace.
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In her memory, and in memory of all those who have suffered from this modern day genocide, here is a reprint of my post from January 15, 2011:

Fifty million Americans are missing!

January 22, 1973. American service personnel were dying in Vietnam, as America acted to prop up the South Vietnamese government under the Domino Theory. Back home, war protests were going on, illegal drugs were all around us.  
Things are pretty much the same now as then, except . . . 

Fifty million Americans are missing!

You see, on that day, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Roe v. Wade, that abortion is legal.

We have since then heard strong arguments about the concept of 'choice'. The 'pro-choice' movement trumpets a woman's right to choose

Politicians will make such inane statements, as, "I am personally pro-life, but I support a woman's right to choose." 

Let's parse the terminology. On the one side, pro-life means opposition to abortion. On the other, pro-choice means in favor of abortion

So, what is abortion? Simply, the termination of a pregnancy. But, there is some tissue, in addition to the woman's tissue that must be accounted for. You see, her cells were formed by splitting of another cell, mitosis, with each 'daughter cell' having the same exact chromosomes as all her other cells.

Meiosis (the formation of reproductive cells), in contrast with mitosis, produces cells with half the chromosomes of the parents’ cells, 23 in the case of humans. At fertilization, the 23 chromosomes from each parent combine to yield the 46 chromosomes of a new, unique organism. No matter how inconvenient it may be, this unique organism is decidedly human; this organism is an individual person.

Examine the second paragraph of our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LifeLiberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

How will the children of America who have been denied Life ever celebrate July 4th? How can they celebrate the hope of Liberty, if Life itself is ended almost before it has begun? How can they ever pursue Happiness if they are cut out and discarded liked an ingrown toenail?

Those accused of the most heinous crimes are afforded better protection than unborn humans in America. Amendment V of the Bill of Rights states, in part: “No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” The lowliest murderer-rapist,cop-killer or assassin receives the due process of arrest, indictment, guaranteed legal assistance, jury trial, and perhaps multiple appeals. Only after all these does he realistically face a death sentence.

But the unborn child, without benefit of due process, faces certain death at the hand of a stranger. All it takes is a parental decree. No judge, no jury, no Guardian ad Litem. Privacy trumps Life. Convenience trumps responsibility.
Into the fire like the the children of Molech's worshippers, sacrificed on the alter of SELF. 

How long, oh Lord, will you withhold your hand of judgment? 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Reflections on Inauguration Day 2017

As the sun rises on a new era in the United States of America, 

Here's a consolidation of my countdown on Facebook from the last twelve days-

  • Twelve
  • Eleven - Leven libs lamenting
  • Ten tin horns throwing tantrums
  • Nine network newsies neighing, “Nein!”
  • Eight - Eighty-six thousand Garands with eight round clips eagerly await repatriation from South Korea
  • Seven sniveling socialists seen sobbing
  • Six - Three hundred six GOLFTUS games and counting
  • Five - Golden haired Trump rebrands GOP!
  • Four - Trump’s Tweeting redefines media
  • Three French Horns and the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching band perform at President Trump’s inauguration
  • Two Trump terms
  • And a cartridge for an AR-15

This inauguration countdown on Facebook has been a fun. Today at noon, we will see the keys of government handed over, hopefully without any violence from the losers. It is the beginning of the end of the Obama attempt at dismantling the United States of America.

But seriously, America’s problems can’t all be solved in Washington and the state capitols. 

America has a spiritual problem, wherein the God of the Bible has been pushed out of the public square. Pray for salvation for President Trump and the many members of Congress who have too long worshipped at the altar of Self. Pray for repentance in the hearts of believers.

Pray for America to repent of her four plus decades of the Molech worshipping infanticide disguised as women’s rights.

As you watch the news, remember that “every lie that goes unchallenged becomes the truth*”.

Keep your powder dry and watch your six. Sore losers may precipitate some dangerous situations.

God Bless America!
*Tom Gresham

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Why were the polls so wrong?


And others like me.

We, for the most part don't do polls. Specifically for me and mine, we have caller ID, and if we don't recognize the number, we let the machine get it.

So, it appears that they are only reaching like minded people . . . . . coastal big city cliff dwellers who think the center of the universe is New York City or Los Angeles.

If callers to my numbers don't leave a message, I go and put their number on my naughty list. That means that the pollsters missed me, and can't get through to my number again. Now, others may not do the same exact thing we do, but I sense a pattern here. Anybody want to take a poll on that?

What about you? Do you talk to pollsters? How do you handle them?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans' Day 2016

Forty-four years and five months ago, I joined the United States Air Force. I, like millions before and after me took an oath similar to this,
"I, ___name___ , do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
After Basic Training at Lackland AFB, TX, I spent a few months at Chanute AFB, Il, in training, to become a technician working on Minuteman Missile systems.

The Minuteman is a solid fueled intercontinental ballistic missile land based in remote underground silos. I was fortunate to be assigned to F. E. Warren AFB, WY.

Working with those birds engendered some philosophical thoughts, like, "Suppose we actually launch these things, won't the Soviet Union be sending some back our way?" Yes, that was the philosophy of Mutually Assured Destruction. So, we knew that if any were fired, we were pretty much assured of a nuclear holocaust. There probably wouldn't be a home to go back to.

Happily, all our birds sat there in the ground, just waiting, and we never saw a wartime launch.
Minuteman Missile at Air Force Museum, Dayton, OH
photo by Liston Matthews
Now, that cold war has ended, various hot wars continue throughout the world, and young men and women are volunteering, taking the oath, and pledging their lives, health and honor to defend the same Constitution.

Thanks to all who have served. From the earliest days of the Republic, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and even today,

--all gave some, some gave all--