Monday, April 25, 2011

The Green thing

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should
bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the

The woman apologized to him and explained,
"We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today.
The former generation did not care enough to save our environment."

It is true, that generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they returned their milk bottles,
soda bottles and beer bottles to the store.
The store sent them back to the plant to be washed
and sterilized and refilled,
so it could use the same bottles over and over.
So they really were recycled.

But they didn't have the green thing back in that day.

In her day, they walked up stairs,
because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and
didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine
every time they had to go two blocks.

But she was right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby's diapers
because they didn't have the throw-away kind.
They dried clothes on a line,
not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -
wind and solar power really did dry the clothes.
Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters,
not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right, they didn't have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house -
not a TV in every room.
And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief,
not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because
they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you.
When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail,
they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it,
not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline
just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power.
They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club
to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But they didn't have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty
instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time
they had a drink of water.
They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen,
and they replaced the razor blades in a razor
instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus
and kids rode their bikes to school or walked
instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.
They had one electrical outlet in a room,
not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances.
And they didn't need a computerized gadget
to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space
in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks
were just because they didn't have the green thing back then?

Late night comedy

My sermons yesterday were on "Christ's Resurrection" and "The Decrees for Noah". The outlines and audio are on our TLBC page click here. There is also a link there to our Facebook page where you can access the sermons that were preached at the Bible Conference in Mt. Morris, Michigan last week.

You know the honeymoon is over
when the comedians start.

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
We agree...and think 25 to life would be appropriate.
--Jay Leno
America needs Obama-care like
Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
--Jay Leno
Q: Have you heard about McDonald's'
new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like
and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
--Conan O'Brien
Q: What does Barack Obama
call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser.
--Jay Leno
Q: What's the difference between
Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with
tax evaders, blackmailers,
and threats to society.
The other is for housing prisoners.
--David Letterman
Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat
in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink,
who would be saved?
A: America !
--Jimmy Fallon
Q: What's the difference between
Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.
--Jimmy Kimmel
Q: What was the most positive result of
the "Cash for Clunkers" program?
A: It took 95% of the
Obama bumper stickers off the road.
--David Letterman

Friday, April 15, 2011


Well, I drove down to the Capital today to participate in the Tax Day Tea Part Freedom Rally. The 2009 Rally was AMAZING. Last year It was about half as good. This year it was rainy, cold and gray but the core members of several Patriot Groups were there. Similar meetings were held around the state in various other cities so the attendance in Olympia wasn't as impressive as usual. But the leftists must be getting worried because there were some paid protesters that were bussed in to disrupt the speakers and chant "We Want Health Care". I took a few snapshots.

Prayin in America is .... OK!

A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Day of Prayer is legitimate, ordering that a lawsuit claiming the event is unconstitutional be dismissed.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation had filed the suit and U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb had ruled the federal government's observation of prayer unconstitutional, in spite of numerous U.S. Supreme Court rulings protecting religious invocations. That ruling was taken to the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago where, as Liberty Institute attorney Jeff Mateer explains, the panel ruled Thursday that the atheist organization does not have legal standing to bring a challenge to the President's proclamation declaring a National Day of Prayer.

What the 7th Circuit [also] held was that in order for a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit challenging a law, they have to have sustained a real legal injury. They must have been harmed in some way. And the Foundation, was found to not be suffering.

Mateer also says the decision goes beyond the National Day of Prayer and the presidential proclamation. "What this decision means is that communities throughout our country that have National Day of Prayer ceremonies -- that those are perfectly constitutional, that they can proceed," says the attorney.

Liberty Institue says it "applaud[s] the Seventh Circuit's dismissal of this desperate attempt to erase our country's rich history of calling for prayer," labeling it another indication of attempts to "censor religious expression in the public arena."

This year's solemn event is May 5.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What a good writer can do...

It just all depends on how you look at some things..

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree.. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.

The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory:

On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'

So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.

Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."
NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks!

Another Anti-gun bill...


If passed, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy’s Magazine Ban Bill would outlaw the sale or transfer of firearm magazines with a capacity of more than ten rounds.

Already own a handgun, rifle or shotgun with a magazine that holds more than ten rounds?

You’re “legal” for now. But you can’t ever sell it, give it away or pass it down to your kids.

In fact, Congresswoman McCarthy’s bill would turn widows into instant FELONS if their late husbands possessed a 12-round magazine!

Of course, all this is bad enough. But it’s not even close to the end of it.

News reports are that President Obama recently met with House Republicans where he likely made whatever promises he had to in order to pass H.R. 308 with as little publicity as possible.

His goal is simply to “get the camel’s nose under the tent.”

Then, once H.R. 308 goes to the Senate, the White House is preparing to launch an all-out WAR on our Second Amendment freedoms!

That's why I need you to sign this petition IMMEDIATELY.

If we don't stop him now, we risk losing even more of our rights.

In fact, once the bill reaches the Senate floor, my inside sources are telling me dozens of amendments are already in the works, including:

*** Mandatory waiting periods, and expensive, drawn-out “psychological screenings” designed to force ALL law-abiding citizens to get government approval before purchasing a firearm;

*** A TOTAL ban on all private sales under the guise of “closing the gun-show loophole”;

*** A new so-called “Assault Weapons” Ban, targeting ALL semi-automatic rifles and shotguns -- which, unlike the Clinton ban, will NEVER expire;

*** A National Concealed Carry “Standard” -- designed to make it even more difficult for law-abiding citizens to carry a gun to protect themselves and their families from murderers like Jared Loughner.
Don’t get tricked by this one -- this “standard” is nothing more than the feds forcing states to slow down the approval of concealed carry permits, and make the remaining permits null-and-void in most areas!

And with the full backing of the White House and the anti-gun media, you and I can’t take anything for granted.

After all, just their efforts alone will be difficult enough to overcome.

But what if -- God forbid -- there’s another criminal rampage?

You and I both know President Obama and his anti-gun pals will rush to exploit it.

That’s why you and I must strangle this monster in its crib NOW before it’s too late.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Congress by passed again

Citizens, we thought the DREAM Act was nothing to worry about - at least not yet considering that it FAILED to pass Congress this past winter. But it looks like our voices and the will of Congress no longer matters. The DREAM Act is in effect.

The Obama administration has declared the entire country a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano confessed earlier this month that the Obama administration will not deport illegal-alien students who would have fallen under the protected of the failed DREAM Act, the amnesty program for illegal aliens under the guise of immigration reform.

At a webinar and roundtable on border issues sponsored by a leftist think tank, she said, “I will say, and can say, that you know what? They are not, that group, if they truly meet all those criteria, and we see very few of them actually in the immigration system, if they truly meet those [criteria], they’re not the priority.”

In other words, the DREAM Act is now determining deportation even though Congress did not pass it.

Once again Patriots, we see the Obama Administration’s true immigration agenda shining through: pushing amnesty down our throats whether we’ve lawfully rejected that agenda or not. Demand proper representation: click here

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Government Shutdown


Democrats willing to hurt the country for votes.

Republican leadership marched into the White House today and told President Obama the American people are fed up with wasteful spending, and they demanded REAL CUTS. The White House did not agree; they do not want to obey the will of the American people, they want a government shutdown - because they think they can blame it on Republicans and gain votes in the next election.

President Obama and Democrats are REFUSING to deal with reality and fix our budget...they WANT a government shutdown, so they can blame Republicans and try to keep Obama in the White House for four more years!

Republican leadership is standing firm against the big-spending Democrats right now, because of us...all of our efforts have strengthened their resolve - but they need our continued support.

Republicans are about to encounter a mass of resistance by Democrats and their media allies, because the government will be shut down Friday. We need your immediate help to FAX EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS and tell them we expect meaningful spending cuts, and we can accept a government shutdown if it means real change is possible with the federal budget. Make sure Congress knows we will hold big spending Democrats responsible for not passing a budget in 2010, and for stonewalling the efforts of Republicans to get our fiscal house in order.

Please send your Blast Faxes to Congress right now, as we expose the Democrat agenda and keep pressure on Congress to spend our tax dollars responsibly.

Democrats have been dragging their heels on a budget, because they think they can blame Republicans for a shutdown - just like they did in 1995. Republicans want to throw out all the wasteful spending Democrats have jammed in, and regrettably, Democrats would rather hurt the country than come to the table, willing to make sacrifices.

Democrats are incapable of explaining to Americans why they oppose incremental spending cuts that total $2 billion a week. They cannot defend their spending increases because they know they are wrong!

Under Barack Obama, government spending has increased 21.4%

Under Barack Obama, welfare spending has increased 54%

Under Barack Obama, the number of unemployed Americans is 13.9 MILLION

Barack Obama and his Democrat cronies could have passed a budget when they had complete control of both houses of Congress. They didn't need one Republican vote to do so, but they didn't - because their budget was full of pork that they knew the American people would not accept.

After they took a licking in the November, 2010 midterm elections, Democrats had to scramble to ram through last-minute, ridiculous legislation before Republicans came in and took over the House. That took their focus off the country's fiscal crisis and enabled them to pass the buck to the next Congress.

After failing to come to a deal with the President on Tuesday, Boehner said "the House will not be put in a box and forced to choose between two options that are bad for the country." Those two options are a government shutdown and inadequate spending cuts.

Democrats would rather fund NPR ... and Planned Parenthood ... and Cowboy Poetry Festivals. The Republicans need our support - and the every Member of Congress needs to know that if they ignore the will of the people and continue spending our country into oblivion, they will be OUT OF A JOB.

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimate found over $200 billion in federal spending that could easily be trimmed. The GAO report identifies 34 areas where duplicate programs in the federal government are operated across agencies and bureaucracies, and 47 other areas where money could easily be saved.


Monday, April 04, 2011

Conservative Unity in America

One of the leaders in the Tacoma912 group posted this on the forum and I thought it was pretty good and want to pass it on to others that might not have seen it otherwise.


The Tea Party Grass Roots Movement is now over 2 years old. There are Tea Party Groups, 9/12er’s, Libertarians, and numerous other variations all vying for attention. We have all heard the backbiting and sniping from one group about another, the refusal to work together on an event, the suspicious agendas being pushed by some national organizations, and on and on. We tend to have our own ideas on how to achieve “victory”, and discount any that don't conform to that model. We can't afford this splintering of the movement. We have to unite for events and causes that matter to all of us, while maintaining our independent groups with our own agendas and events

If there is one over-riding theme that binds all of us engaged in the “Tea Party” movement, it should be the restoration of our Constitutional Republic. Anything that moves us toward that goal should be embraced. Anything that distracts us from that goal, or worse, moves us away from that goal, should be called out, identified, and summarily pushed aside as we work to save our nation.

Our movement is still in the early stages. Many of us know that ours is a necessary effort that must be undertaken if our nation is to survive.

Where this goes is up to us.

We suffer a wealth of diverse ideas and motivations in the grass roots. Some groups focus on activism, some on education, spiritual or historical perspectives. There are the groups whose primary focus in on reducing the size of government, while others want to work within the current political structure, but just tweak it a little in their direction. Some have been in this struggle for years, but we all owe a debt of gratitude to the Obama regime for galvanizing us with their arrogant excesses.

It took many decades to arrive at where we are now. The opposition, through incremental changes over the years, has slowly eroded the foundations of our system. They used the term “chipping away” with the knowledge that radical change is automatically resisted by the populace, instead implementing their agenda one small step at a time. Many of us knew of these changes, but felt powerless to stop them. Besides, we were too busy with our jobs, families, entertainment, and pursuits to get involved. We let the political class run this fight and wondered why our side kept losing.

We have all heard from the discouraged naysayers; they went to a rally, voiced their opinion, but nothing changed, or it didn’t change fast enough. To prevail, we must get past our inclination towards instant gratification. We think like the 30 minute TV shows we grew up with, everything could be solved within a short time span. Impatience is our primary enemy, wanting it all solved NOW. Learn to happily accept the victories we can get, as long as it moves us closer to our goal. This may take longer than many of our lifetimes to achieve, because this began long before many of us were born.

Just as the opposition would have been pushed off the cliff had they tried their move too early, we have to understand that there is an entire generation that has been educated to think like serfs. Their only source of information is their friends, pop culture, and occasional snippet of news from the main stream media. They will reject our message with barely a second thought. They think of government as their main provider of all things good.

We have no chance of reaching them because it doesn't fit the template they have grown up with. We are now considered to be the “radicals” threatening their way of life. As parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors, we have to find methods that work best for each of us to reach out to those around us. With love, gentleness, and patient argument, we each have to wake up just enough people to “see the light” to make a huge difference in the elected representatives of our various local governments.

We must look past any differences we may have in our methods, our teachings, and our basic philosophies, and be reminded of what we are really here to do. When I joined the military, I took an oath to “..uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;…”. Even though I am no longer active military, my oath does not have an expiration date.

We must unite, as conservative Americans, to work together towards the goal of reclaiming our Constitutional Representative Republic. We all basically want the same thing. In our individual groups, we gather with people who understand the wonderful country we live in. We work at the grassroots level to bring change from below. When circumstances require it, we must stand together and show the world our unified front.


'Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those who wake up in the morning and say, 'Good morning, Lord,' and there are those who wake up in the morning and say , 'Good Lord, it's morning.'

Marion and I were privileged to attend an awards benefit and breakfast where one of our church members, Sister Gail Russell, received an award for her volunteer work in Pierce Count working with young people in the 4H.

Our trip last week down to Roseville, California went well even though it was very nasty weather in the mountains on the trip down. The Bible Conference at Landmark Baptist Church in Roseville was excellent. The theme was "Rejoice in the Lord" and we did that. I preached on "Dealing with the Joy Robbers"

Our First Friday Fellowship Meeting on April Fools went well and we enjoyed hearing Elder Ted Tweet from Decatur, Alabama preach a message on the Lost man's need of the Gospel.

Saturday we walked in the MS Walk over in Kitsap County and visited with Mom, and family. Our Sunday services at TLBC went well. I preached on "Things That Accompany Salvation" in the AM service and "The Debarkation of Noah" in the PM service. outlines and Audio clips are available on our website click here.