Friday, January 11, 2019

Bird Box and St. Paul

Sandra Bullock in the Netflix movie BIRD BOX
Having heard this movie on Netflix was enormously popular, I read a few reviews. (I don't have Netflix.) It sounds to me as if this movie, in a sci fi genre, reaffirms one of St. Paul's most basic statements about Christianity and God in 2 Corinthians 7 "We walk by faith, not by sight."

What a great lesson to learn or at least explore in a movie! I was in my sixties before I even began to understand the absolute and fundamental truth of what St. Paul was saying. 

I doubt the movie mentions Christianity, but the message is the same: faith is what saves you, not where you think you're walking. In my life, I so often thought I knew what I was doing and that it was something good and worthwhile, only to discover how very wrong I'd been. 

But really, walking by faith is essential to Christianity. We don't know why we're here, we can only do our best as we see it, knowing that our "sight" is a very poor guide. Only our faith carries closer to God. 

Anyhow, I probably won't see the movie until it's on DVD. It looks like an interesting exploration of a very deep, religious concept. And as an actress, Sandra Bullock has carried more than one movie all by herself on her back. She's one actress who's more often than not worth the price of admission.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Public School is So Rotten, They have to Jail You To Make You Send your Kids




This poor woman tried to get her girls a better education by using her father's address in a better school district, where he paid property tax and cared for the girls after school.

The government complains they don't have enough money, but they hired detectives to follow her kids home, prosecuted her, sent her to jail, then they sent her father to the penitentiary for a year, where he died.

I feel so bad for that woman and her father. He died for his grandchildren, hoping to give them a better life. How sick are we as a nation when we allow our government to kill people who try to better themselves? Convicting criminals is hard work, punishing decent people to please the perpetually bankrupt government cartel pays so much better. I am so sorry. I know just how you feel. I had a son in a terrible school, too. Couldn't afford to move. He got a sucky education, but the teachers were well paid Democrat operatives.



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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Baby, It's Cold Outside vs Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney




My millenial son and GF tried to explain how a man trying to coax his girlfriend to stay longer and smooch was an offensive song that advocated date rape, while I shocked the socks off them by telling them the double entendre of Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney. I think they think I have a dirty mind. I guess I do, but not dirty enough to find BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE dirty, I guess.

A Democrat House Will Send The Elites to the Poorhouse


Main Street

GET READY FOR A STOCK MARKET CRASH


Of course, like everyone who loves the USA, I hoped in last night's Midterm election we’d squeak by and the Republicans would keep the House. Maybe they didn’t deserve to. They promised to get rid of Obamacare, but McCain, who is undoubtedly just where he belongs, kept that from happening. There are many others, both Republican and Democrat, who will someday join him, just where they deserve to be. However, I think there are some good things about the Republicans losing the house.
First, the Democrats and Rinos will now own the budget, or actually the lack of same, and this time they won’t get a pass from the president. In the last two years, Trump had to swallow hard and pass the Continuing Budget Resolution. How could he veto his own party’s budget? Now, he can not only veto their absurd budget, he can give ‘em all kinds of hurt. Yes, siree, Trump is going to take on the Democrat House and make Conner McGregor look like your granny. It won’t be pretty. And a House that hasn’t passed a budget in, what is it, 8 years will have a lot of ‘splainin to do.
Second, contrary to the stupid notion that gridlock will be good for Wall Street, I think that’s a cliché from the days when there was only the appearance of gridlock, when in fact we had the Uniparty acting out their fake political drama. There was never gridlock, there was only business as usual. However, those days are gone, never to return. Now, Congress will be in the hands of total fools with no Trump to bail them out.
I remember quite well my liberal friends crowing over their stock gains after Trump was elected. They still sneered at him, but they were perfectly willing to spend the money he made for them. Those days are over, too. Now, when the stock market tanks, as it will when all the unpaid bills come due with only more imaginary money from bankers who are addicted to it to pay those bills, the market is going to take a well-deserved beating.
Aw, I feel sorry for them, but my gut instinct tells me that the people who lined up in cold hard rain all day to see Trump aren’t the people with huge stock portfolios. I would guess they have jobs and are paying off mortgages on their houses, and that’s about the extent of their wealth. Hard work, courage, struggle, and taking care of their families is their main capital investment. Wall Street tanking won’t matter to them in the slightest. Hey, if you look it the right way, it’ll be like schadenfreude on steroids. Oh, how the media will wring their hands over all their rich sponsors going broke. What great fun.
Also, don’t you think that any financially savvy international investor will take one look at Democrats like Maxine Waters in charge of Finance, and various other Democrat nutjobs in charge of the budget and figure the dollar is no longer a sound currency? I’ll bet the dollar will plumb the depths of the Marianas Trench. And that will kill the elites and the globalists, but Main Street, you know, we the people who get up in the morning and go to work to keep the lights on, we will make out like bandits as our manufacturing exports boom.
So maybe those things are the silver lining in the dark cloud that still hovers over this country. As so often turns out to be true: be careful what you wish for, my Democrat blue wave friends. You, too, can find yourself shit out of luck. 
Below are two updates. I hate when I'm right about things like this.

(I first published my opinion on 11/20/18)





Fox Business Stocks turn Negative for 2018




Saturday, December 22, 2018

JOY TO THE WORLD



Communism, fascism and so many religions and belief systems are so perversely and willfully joyless, and in fact absolutely and tyrannically forbid joy, that Christianity and Christmas stand out in stark contrast by comparison. Christmas is earthly joy of every kind celebrated in every way: generosity to friends and everyone you deal with, singing, rejoicing, feasting and being with family. Even the angels are filled with joy at the birth of Christ.


It took me years of therapy to be able to experience joy because I was always anxious, frustrated and angry. Once I understood myself better and learned to love and forgive myself and others, I begin to experience real joy. How wonderful it was for me to discover that the religion I'd been raised in worshipped a God who also wanted me and everyone to be joyful.

The real and innocent joy of life and joy at the birth of the child in the manger is part of my celebration of Christmas that I try to share with my family and friends.





Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Fasten Your Seatbelts, The Fed is a Bumpy Ride.

ALL ABOUT EVE with Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe 
and George Sanders

Since the 2016 election, & certainly after, there was a firm plan to take Trump down by ALL means necessary. Liberals nation-wide & congress, MSM, Judicial system, FBI, CIA, NSA, hate groups, Soros’ ilks, and now the FED are hell bent on it. We voters are under attack by proxy! Elaine@TheGreatFeather



I think Elaine is absolutely correct in pointing out all the forces arrayed against Trump, but these forces are the past trying to put off facing the present and the future.

All these elitist professionals believe and desperately hope life can go on as it always has. They refuse to hear and see the wisdom of voters in elections.

People always say elections have to be fair and people have to be represented and have a voice, and I believe all those things are true, not only because justice is a god given right, but almost as important, because there is a great deal of information to be found in elections. The big takeaway which all our elite powerbrokers have missed or are deliberately ignoring is that it's game over for all the old paradigms.

We aren't buying their fake narratives about their favorite politicians, about the economy, about foreign affairs, about what a great job government is doing, about how great millions of immigrants on welfare are for our country, about college being worth indentured servitude for life, about our public schools educating our children or all the other stuff and nonsense that they keep trying to promote.

The election was voters saying loud and clear "it's time to change." The last two years have been like watching a person with a fatal disease living in denial. You, the old guard are dying. Face it.

We, the people, know this and have reported our many observations of how dysfunctional this country is by voting for a man who understood that there must be real change. Business as usual no longer works for anybody, except a few elites on either coast, and it only works for them because they have their illegal voter slaves on their payroll, fake money, and huge, irretrievable debt. They keep telling themselves if the Red state voters would just shut up and do what they're told, everything would be fine.

It would be in their interest to see the disaster that's coming their way. The elites in both parties could benefit from what the voters are yelling at them from the voting booths. But achieving change at the highest levels of any organization is much like trying to turn the Titanic before it hits the iceberg, never gonna happen my friend.

As the marvelous Bette Davis said in ALL ABOUT EVE "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"






The Gift of the Magi







THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

What a wonderful story O. Henry wrote so many years ago in 1905, a couple of short years after his wife's death and his years in prison. O. Henry was always a particular favorite writer in my family. I still have an ancient volume of his stories given to me by my father. O. Henry was one of the very few writers my father approved of and could understand. THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF was one of his favorite stories because of the very dry, very American humor and the way a young boy serves justice on all those around him.

But this Christmas THE GIFT OF THE  MAGI was brought very powerfully to mind as I watch my son and his girlfriend struggling to meet their bills and still have Christmas. Their jobs are pretty good; but these days unless you're a graduate of Harvard, you struggle. I was only able to reconcile myself to the injustice of their hardships by remembering the story THE GIFT OF THE MAGI.

I know in life along the way we learn what is really important. I suspect that they are well aware of how important money is, but perhaps they are also learning the meaning of that sentimental but unforgettable story: that love is the only important gift we really have.

Well, I will go back to listening to my favorite Christmas albums, now, a little teary eyed, but hey, that's normal for Christmas. If the joy of Christmas doesn't get you a little choked up, even if you're as much of a dry wit as O. Henry, then you're bordering on failing the "I am not a robot" capcha thingy.

Merry Christmas!