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So, most of the morning, we had no internet….again. By the time it came back on, I was already involved in something else, so no posting. Well, maybe later. Right now….it’s nap time!
Shortly after I made my last post, the internet crapped out on us again! It did come back, but I was already involved in real life, so wasn’t able to come back to continue my perusal and posting. Ain’t technology grand?
Our internet was down yesterday….starting sometime after 3pm. I couldn’t even get on it with my iPhone! Talk about annoying! Thankfully, when I got up this morning, life was back to semi normal. In our house, normal is a dirty word, so we go with semi.
It’s amazing how much you can get done with no internet to distract you. Not that I was on, or attempted to get on, until late in the evening, and would have gotten all the done anyway, but….
Excuse me while I chuckle at the idiocy of some folks. Saturday, I took apart a comment left for moderation, which promptly went in the trash. Today, I find the exact same comment in my spam. Oh, well, with a few exceptions…different name, different email address, SAME EXACT LOCATION. Heh. Oh, there was one item that was added:
P.S. he is not gay! nor a Muslim!
I tell ya, some folks just don’t get the message, do they. Dude! Get a life! Leave mommy’s basement, go out and do something constructive!! Read a book! Get a job! Sheesh!
I had a pretty lousy night….well, morning, starting around 3am. Apparently, this bronchial pneumonia, also know as THE CRUD FROM HELL, is not going to let go so easily! So, I was, once again, after have some pretty good days, feeling all spry and almost frisky (with an exception that only a couple of folks know about), hacking up a few chunks of lung, and getting very little sleep.
Around 7:30, I finally decided it was time to give it up, started the coffee, fed the cats, loaded my packs, and sat down to delete the overload of emails. Yes, I do actually READ some of ‘em, but a large number go straight to trash. When did someone decide I had 2 nickles to rub together and thought it would be a good idea to ask/demand both of ‘em? Sheesh!
So, there I was, sitting in my jammies, sipping…gulping…my coffee, and I come across a notification of a comment that needed to be moderated. I click and start reading the comment. Ummm… ok. I click on the link for the post this comment was attached to, because frankly, I was a wee bit baffled. Ok, not really, but I’m was still curious as to what I had said that would garner such a response. The post titled BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA LIES! definitely got this fellow’s knickers in multiple twists. Really? Hmmm…. Gosh! Sure hope he didn’t hurt himself!
After writing a post, that obviously I was unable to publish, then doing battle with my site for several hours, I threw in the towel, and decided to do a few other things today, like finish laundry, play a game, and be in a pissy mood cuz of…well, a few things. A couple of hours ago, the Mr informed me that my site was back. Yeehaw! I was busy, so honestly, didn’t give a flip.
It was just my site, and silent E’s, that seemed to be the problem. The rest of the internet worked just fine…with a flew blips. And yes, I run scans frequently! Getting real tired of this problem, don’cha know!
Ok, enough of the pissies. Anyway, that’s the scoop. Now, if someone/something would allow, I’d like to publish the post I had started about Margaret Thatcher early this morning.
Steven left a comment this evening in reference to a blog post title I used this morning from 2 Thessalonians 3:10 – For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. The post was Heritage’s The Foundry Morning Bell about welfare reform. I’m going to post his entire comment because I think it will explain a lot about how the left has distorted the Bible for their own agenda, and when throwing Christian beliefs back at the right, they always get it wrong, and totally out of context.
I often have folks who are “big hearted” (with my money) try to use my Christian faith against me. It usually follows the line of charity, forgiveness, not judging, and compassion.
When I quote that part of the Bible, and tell them the context, they are stopped in their tracks and are not sure what to say – they have never heard this part before.
1) Many came to the Christians and saw, wow, they share their food and are giving …. I can mooch off of them. Also, there are always those who feel “they are better at managing than doing” (i.e. I’ll direct and not WORK). Paul admonishes that those that mooch should get exactly the fruit of their labor: NOTHING.
2) Charity: Is to be done in private, without fanfare or expectation of reward. In fact the line “let not the left hand know what the right is doing” is referring to this. It says, hey, you gave and everyone thought you were swell, so you’ve already received your reward. But if you do it for the right reason, in secret, then great is your reward in Heaven. TAXES ARE NOT CHARITY.
3) Forgiveness: I love how you are told to forgive. It’s a true test of FAITH. We all hate it – we want our slice of revenge. Trusting that God will handle is HARD. That being said – there is nothing wrong with seeking justice. I hear those not familiar with faith get very confused on this. The forgiveness is for your inner peace and to prevent the endless cycle of blood feuds and revenge – but it is not a blanket to allow evil to flourish nor go unpunished. I know this because we are also admonished to seek justice and protect those that are often overlooked (in the Bible: “Widows and orphans” ?those that are least powerful).
4) Judging: It is not that we are not allowed to judge, it is that we should not judge unfairly, hypocritically, nor use our position to be able to judge (say we are the person’s boss and can do them harm etc). But proof that we are allowed to judge is the fact that one of the Spiritual Gifts is the Spirit of Discernment. To be able to discern or judge what is true and what is false is considered a great gift – one from God. So, clearly we ARE allowed to “judge”.
We are admonished to not be hypocrites and liars, not to bear false witness, and to not pervert the course of justice (be it personal, legal, nor social) – but we certainly can look at something and say “Gee whiz, that’s not right – maybe I should speak up”. Further we are told to do so – especially if those that are being hurt are the weak and defenseless.
Often we in the Christian community are not Biblically knowledgeable enough nor spiritually wise enough to know what arguments to use, when to use them, and especially how to deliver them in such a way as to not be appearing to sneer down our noses.
Wanting others to have to work for their wants and needs is not heartless, but is instead a great gift : the gift of self-sufficiency and freedom. While, yes, we can give, it is not unconditional. Even Jesus’ love was not unconditional. He came to save sinners, not facilitate sinning. He came to life others up, but did not tell them “now go and sin more”.
No – and it annoys me to no end that the left has so controlled the language of this debate and successfully played to people’s most base natures of getting something for “free”, but instead plays to their self-justifying sense of entitlement.
Be very very clear here: I have, at one point in my life been HOMELESS. Not, “making it from paycheck to paycheck” but HOMELESS. I lived in a shelter. Each day you had to leave and come back and it was first come first serve to get back in. Almost everyone there (my guess: 80%+) were there because they CHOSE to be there. Their choices in life were why they were there. Drugs, alcohol (or both), and being I and out of prison made their lives chaotic and made them unemployable. A FEW who were there were there because they had mental issues (those folk I sincerely felt for) and a few were like me.
My first jobs were the kind you got where you got paid at the end of the day. They were not jobs where you go in a on a set schedule or where you were a regular employee. I can tell you: I was ALL SORTS of motivated to save my meager paychecks and get the heck out of there. It took self-discipline and hard work – but I did it.
Our gov’t has created the slavery of inter-generational welfare dependence for one reason: to stay in power. Compassion is not creating slaves to gov’t – not even benevolent velvet lined slavery is a good thing.
Once again, I can’t type while I drive! So….I won’t! Heading down to Texas for Spud’s first birthday!
Needless to say, there won’t be a lot of posting while I’m down there….or maybe there will? All depends! I’ve no doubt, the world will keep spinning, the government will keep spending, and Obama will continue to embarrass us, without any comment from me.
Of course there will be pictures! I have some that I MIGHT post tonight when I stop for the evening. All depends on how much I hurt, how many pain killers I have to take, and whether or not I’m in the mood to post ANYTHING!
I’ve been extremely busy today, so I haven’t posted anything….obviously. Well, I wasn’t home, so of course I didn’t. So, I thought I’d snoop who had paid me a visit today, especially since the DHS paid me a visit yesterday. Ya know, if you guys are going to visit, they least you could do is say “howdy”. So, imagine my surprise when I saw who else had visited me.
Really? The US Department of Defense Network? C’mon guys… I’m a little old lady in Podunk, doing no harm to anyone…unlike your boss, who is doing a great deal of harm. So, why don’t y’all snoop him once in a while. And once again…the least ya could do is say HOWDY! Sheesh!
Well, at least so far. Actually, I haven’t had much to say the last few days. It’s been damp, and chilly, and when it’s damp and chilly, I HURT! sigh… I’m starting to think, as much as I love Tennessee, and have enjoyed living here, we should have moved to the desert in West Texas! I’ll be happy to shoot the rattle snakes! The Mr can skin ‘em, and we have dinner! Hey…fried rattle snake is actually fairly tasty when done right! It would cut down on the grocery bill too!
I’m also disgusted with the way things keep moving downhill in this country. How many ways can ya say “Obama, YOU SUCK!”? After a while, ya run out of adjectives to describe the utter stupidity. Watching the Republicans caving every time that fool says jump is REALLY starting to overly chap my hide.
So, I reckon, instead of watching the news, or reading it, I’m going to take a couple of pain killers, and go finish a really good book called The Remnant – The Jewish Resistance in WWII. If you are interested in history, of the WWII variety, and are appalled at the blind eye that was turned toward the plight of the Jews, then you might find this book extremely educational. I’ve learned a lot I wasn’t aware of, even though, some I did know, and believe me, it seriously PISSES ME OFF!
I was seriously considering just shutting down this blog. Why? You mean other than health reasons? Yeah, physically, things suck, but they could, and likely will be worse in the future. But for now, my brain still works. I have family issues that are weighing pretty heavy on my heart, but that’s still not a very good reason, is it.
No, what my problem is here, I’m being monitored, to the point that sometimes, it’s extremely difficult to get this whole works to even load. Hence, the lack of posts. It’s extremely frustrating to sit here and wait for up to five minutes for a page to load. It’s not the rest of the internet. Other pages load pretty fast, like they’re suppose to, but not the Ol’ Broad.
Then, there’s the issue of my mail. Yep, the mail that is delivered by the Post Office. It is being opened, and resealed with clear duct tape. Why? I have no idea. One was from a thank you note from a service member for a ‘care package’ I sponsored. The other was an order for a crank flash light I wanted to have in my truck, just in case. You know how ya forget about the things till ya need ‘em, and the batteries are dead. I thought a crank/solar one would be more practical. Now, why did they open those two? The return address for one was an APO, the other, a company in Utah. They didn’t open the phone bill, although they are quite welcome to open it, and PAY the damn thing while they are at it! It makes me wonder how many other pieces of mail they have opened, and resealed, doing a much better job of it?
So, who are “they”? I have had quite a few visits from a variety of government entities, the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary of State, etc. So, I’m guessing I have offended one of them, and they think I’m a threat to their precious POTUS, or the ‘security’ of the United States. The DHS, in 2009, made a list of folks they think might be a threat. I’m not, unless you consider speaking out against the tyranny that we have had to deal with for the last few years, believing the federal government has exceeded their Constitutional authority, and many other item. Physically? Pfft! I’m lucky I can function half the time.
Yep, I was actually considering shutting down the whole works. That is, until I saw something posted by a Facebook friend, Jim.
If I happen to ‘disappear’, you’ll know why.
Well, no matter what I’ve tried, I can’t get the Delta Sierra Bravo ‘toons to show up! So, as you can see, I have put something else up there. Works for me! I’ll keep attempting to find out what the problem is, but I’m not gonna hold my breath for the time being.
Ya know….just in case. And a sticky for the time being. Newer, if any, below.
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Okie dokie! Wish they had notified the last time they did a bit of maintenance, instead of giving me a heart attack, thinking I had lost my host.
This is how DHS is keeping the country safe from the bad guys? Uh huh.
Oh joy and happiness. Detect a bit of sarcasm? Good. It’s there.
At dawn’s butt crack Monday, I’ll be getting ready to go have six needles stabbed in my back. It’s outpatient, so I’ll be home tomorrow afternoon, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to feel like posting anything. Soooo…. if the day is blank…. you’ll know why! Then again….