Month: October 2016

Cat Haiku

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You never feed me.
Perhaps I'll sleep on your face.
That will sure show you.

You must scratch me there!
Yes, above my tail!
Behold, elevator butt.

The rule for today:
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.

I need a new toy. 
Tail of black dog keeps good time.
Pounce! Good dog! Good dog!

In deep sleep hear sound.
Cat vomit hairball somewhere.
Will find in morning.

Grace personified.
I leap into the window.
I meant to do that.

Blur of motion, then
silence. Me, a paper bag.
What is so funny?

The mighty hunter
returns with gifts of plump birds ---
your foot just squashed one.

You're always typing.
Well, let's see you ignore my
sitting on your hands.

My small cardboard box.
You cannot see me if I
can just hide my head.

Terrible battle.
I fought for hours. Come and see!
What's a 'term paper'?

Kitty likes plastic.
Confuses for litter box. 
Don't leave tarp around...

Small brave carnivores
Kill pine cones and mosquitoes,
Fear vacuum cleaner.

I want to be close
to you. Can I fit my head
inside your armpit?

Wanna go outside.
Oh, damn! Help! I got outside!
Let me back inside!

Oh no! Big One
has been trapped by newspaper!
Cat to the rescue!

Humans are so strange.
Mine lies still in bed, then screams.
My claws are not that sharp.

Cats meow out of angst.
Thumbs! If only we had thumbs!
We could break so much!

The Big Ones snore now.
Every room is dark and cold.
Time for "Cup Hockey".

Litter box not here.
You must have moved it again.
I'll poop in the sink.

We're almost equals.
I purr to show I love you.
Want to smell my butt?
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Inconsistencies, Ramblings, Whatever . . .

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I have noticed that the animal lovers in the family periodically say they don’t like to eat meat and lament about becoming a vegetarian.    However these same people when buying dog or cat food always make sure that “real meat” is in the bag.

When shopping in the grocery store there is no sign for toilet paper;  it is always labeled “Bath Tissue”.  Now who in their right mind when getting into the shower would grab a roll of “Bath Tissue”?   You can’t wash or dry with it, it would fall apart and be totally useless.

There are times when listening to music I always think to myself that the music from long ago had more meaning and better lyrics etc.   However it is about then that I hear songs with lyrics like “ram a lama ding dong” or “alley oop boop”, “I’m shaking like a man on a fuzzy tree” and then there is return to sender;  now when have you ever been able to mail a letter and have it returned the very next day – turn around on that would probably be about 5 or 6 days minimum.

Quotes by Peter Marshall

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Christianity is a power religion. Christ has the power to re-create men from the inside out, as every man who has ever met Him knows.
Peter Marshall

We forget that God sometimes has to say No. We pray to Him as our heavenly Father, and like wise human fathers, He often says, No, not from whim or caprice, but from wisdom and from love, and knowing what is best for us.
Peter Marshall

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
Peter Marshall

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
Peter Marshall

O God, forgive the poverty and the pettiness of our prayers . Listen not to our words but to the yearnings of our hearts. Hear beneath our petitions the crying of our need.
Peter Marshall

Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.
Peter Marshall

My Faith Journey – Oct 20, 2016

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Forgive me if this is more rambling and not as structured as I would like it to be.

I grew up in a Christian home and church was a big part of my life even though I did not appreciate it at the time.   As I’ve gotten older (ok. . . . downright old) I think about church a lot and I wish I could find a church like the one I grew up in but they apparently do not exist anymore as they all have a contemporary service style now. 

I have been going lately to a Wesleyan church here in Waterford and although I like it I wonder if the “perfect” church is out there for me.   The answer of course is that there is no perfect church there is only a perfect God.   Over time I will adjust to the guitars and drums and the new modern music,   I just wish they would throw in one of the old hymns once in a while like “In the Garden” or “The Old Rugged Cross”.

I have recently gone to a small group and the discussions were very interesting and I got to know some of the other church members better.  It is nice to be able to discuss Christian ideals and principles with others and the sharing of ideas is helpful to me.  The lessons were taken from a DVD by John Ortberg and he is good at presenting and stimulating discussions. 

Yesterday I have a meeting with Pastor Paul and will be joining the Welcome / Greeting committee.  That seems like an odd fit for someone like me who has trouble talking to people.  Maybe that is what I need to motivate me into a more outgoing person;  that would be good after all these years. 

After watching my parents and their church activities over the years I have come to realize that you get out of church more if you serve or put more of “you’ into the church.

I will close this for now.

May God Bless You,

Dan Sr.

Hillary Clinton is for all Americans. Except Christians, conservatives and the unborn.

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Oct. 13, 2016 11:49am

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The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party have been engaged in a covert plot to infiltrate and undermine the Catholic Church. That is a crazy Republican conspiracy theory, and the craziest thing about it is that it also happens to be the truth. This demonstrates one of the major problems conservatives have always had in dealing with the Clinton Machine: They’re so absurdly corrupt and villainous that simply reporting on their actual behavior makes you sound like a fringe nutcase in an aluminum foil hat.

But the truth is the truth, regardless of how outlandish it sounds. And we know about this truth because it was clearly outlined in leaked emails between top officials in the Clinton campaign. During the course of several conversations, they complained bitterly about conservative Catholics, calling them “severely backwards” and accusing them of being people attracted to “systematic thought,” duped by a “bastardized” faith, and harboring terrible, sexist views about gender. Oddly, it was concluded that wealthy and influential Catholics are only Catholic because they want to seem “sophisticated.” I’m not quite sure how someone can be both backwards and sophisticated at the same time, but I suppose hateful prejudices are rarely coherent or consistent.

Of course, we’re all familiar with and hardly surprised by these common complaints about the mean old Christians who refuse to give up on 2,000 years of teachings for the sake of conforming to the ideological trends of the moment. More noteworthy was the conversation in one of the email chains about the need to “plant the seeds of revolution” within the Catholic ranks. The campaign plotted to rid Catholicism of its doctrines and orthodoxy by fomenting a progressive rebellion. It was agreed that they need to spark a “Catholic spring” to “end the Middle Ages dictatorship.” Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, assured his co-conspirators that Trojan horse groups had already been created for this purpose:

We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up.

We need not even point out how the media would react if these same emails were leaked from top Republicans — as long as “Catholic” and “Catholic Church” were replaced with “Muslims” and “Islam” or even “Jews” and “Judaism.” If it were revealed that the Trump campaign not only griped about the “backwards” American Muslims or the “bastardized” Jews, but actually had a hand in creating fake Muslim or Jewish groups as vehicles to sneak in anti-Muslim or anti-Jewish ideology, anchors on CNN would be having actual heart attacks on camera. Hillary Clinton would weep publicly over the “hatefulness” and “cynicism” and “discrimination” and so on and so forth. “We’re stronger together,” she would cry out in a robotic voice straining to sound at least somewhat emotional.

Yet, because the Democrats did it, and they did it to those bastard Catholics, they won’t even be forced to say they’re sorry. The Clinton camp came out and dismissed the whole issue as a “faux controversy,” which is the same thing they said about Clinton breaking federal law and then deleting emails to cover it up, and the same thing they said about Clinton getting four Americans killed in Benghazi, and the same thing they’ve been saying for 30 years. I’m starting to suspect that these people don’t know what the word “faux” means. In fairness, they did agree that an apology should be forthcoming in this case — but they said the apology should come from Donald Trump for colluding with the Russians.

As for them colluding with each other to destroy a religion that 70 million Americans belong to, they see no reason to express remorse. And why should they? The media has dutifully shelved this story, along with every other negative Clinton story (it’s a very crowded shelf at this point), and now we’ve moved back to dwelling on Donald Trump’s dubious sexual exploits. Don’t get me wrong: It is certainly relevant that the GOP nominee is an alleged serial abuser of women, but it’s also relevant that the Democratic nominee is a crook, a liar, and a bigot engaged in a plot to overthrow our religious institutions and reshape them in her own image. A fair minded and honest person would find the time to be outraged by both. But in our country there is a severe shortage of those kinds of people, particularly in the media.

Unfortunately, I can’t force the news to report this story, and I can’t make anyone care about it even if they did. But I can at least point out that, despite the slogan she constantly repeats, Hillary Clinton does not intend to be a president “for all Americans.” While we hear so much about Donald Trump’s “bigotry” and “divisiveness,” let’s keep in mind that Hillary Clinton is the one who thinks that millions of Americans are ”irredeemable” and millions more are “backwards” misogynists who subscribe to a “Middle Ages” faith. And it’s not only Catholics that Clinton hates. Recall that just last year she announced at the Women in the World Summit that “deep seated religious beliefs have to be changed.”

It was around that time that her people were emailing back and forth about infiltrating the church, so we know that she meant what she said. And what she said is quite terrifying when you break it down. Religious beliefs have to be changed. She does not think that those of us who harbor the beliefs should have a choice in the matter. And they must be changed, which is noticeably different than saying that the members of these faiths should change them. No, they must be changed. As in, some more enlightened, progressive force must come in from the outside and make the necessary alterations. After all, the silly, ridiculous fools who buy into this religious crap can’t well be expected or trusted to do it themselves.

Hillary Clinton is not for all Americans. She is for a very specific sort of American, and those who do not fit that mold should be forced to change or pay the price. She does not intend to be a president for Christians, or orthodox members of any other faith, or conservatives. Nor will she be a president for the unborn, we should note. In Hillary’s view, the only real Americans are those who have met her standards of physical and intellectual development. Anyone who falls outside of those requirements does not deserve respect, nor do we really deserve our constitutional rights. As far as she’s concerned, we’re modern day neanderthals. She’s not for us. And if — as will very likely be the case — she becomes president simply and solely because she had the great fortune of running against Donald Trump, we Christians ought to remember this fact.

Don’t Give Up Hope

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October 13, 2016

A lot of people including one of my sons has writter off Donald Trump in this election.  But I believe that all of the polls are deliberately manipulated to make it look good for Hillary therefore I do not look at the polls at all.  Plus I see Trumps rallies in large arenas being packed with thousands of supporters while Hillary can’t even fill a small venue.   If the media were to be honest instead of being in bed with Hillary this race wouldn’t even be close.

While we used to say that lawyers were a major problem here in the USA, we were wrong – it is the main stream media.   And we are now in a situation where Fox news is not as fair and balanced as we once believed.   So I am trying to get most of my news from social media which can be a dangerous thing but right now it is all I have.

Now as a disclaimer or sorts when this election first started last year Donald Trump was not in my top picks but as my candidates dropped out I can to support Donald Trump and will definitely vote for him.   He says things that I really believe in and he raised a wonderful family which tells me a lot about his character.

So don’t give up hope and abandon the ship. . . . that is what the main stream media and the Liberals are counting on.

Poem by James Kavanaugh

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From the book “Laughing Down Lonely Canyons”

I’m Gonna Sit Here

I’m gonna sit here

     Till passion returns

      And tells me where to go.

I don’t care if it’s Heaven

     or hell or home,

I don’t care if it’s work

     or play or sex,

I don’t care if it’s rich

     or poor or madness

I don’t even care

     If it’s riding a white horse naked on a

          freeway

     Or lining up as we did as kids

          For a pissing contest in the old

          schoolyard.

I’m not going anywhere

     — even unto death —

Until I can go passionately.