Archive | October 11, 2019

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

FOUNDERS’ AFFIRMATIVE PROGRAMS TO ENCOURAGE ALL RELIGIONS ON THE STATE LEVEL

In view of the extremely inflexible and rigid position which the U.S. Supreme Court has taken in recent years concerning the raising up of a “wall” between state government and religion, it is remarkable how radically different the Founders’ feelings about such matters were. Take, for example, the Founders’ approval of religious meetings in tax supported public buildings. The Founders had no objection to using public buildings for religious purposes; that was even to be encouraged. The only question was whether or not the facilities could be made available EQUALLY to all denominations desiring them. Notice how Jefferson reflected his deep satisfaction in the way churches were using the local courthouse in Charlottesville, near Jefferson’s home.

“In our village of Charlottesville, there is a good degree of religion, with a small spice only of fanaticism. We have four sects, but without either church or meeting-house. The courthouse is the common temple, one Sunday in the month to each. Here, Episcopalian and Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist, meet together, join in hymning their Maker, listen with attention and devotion to each others’ preachers and all mix in with perfect harmony.”

One cannot help asking the modern Supreme Court: Where is the wall of separation between church and state when the courthouse is approved for the common temple of all the religious sects of a village? Of course Jefferson would be the first to require some other arrangement if all of the churches could not be accommodated equally, but so long as they were operating equally and harmoniously together, it was looked upon as a commendable situation. The fact that they were utilizing a tax-supported public building was not even made an issue.

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”

-Walter Williams-

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

Shakespeare once said: “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” Pete Buttigieg is a good example.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

Politicians are always interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.

P.J. O’Rourke

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GOLF……

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The Pope met with his Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel.

“Your Holiness”, said one of his Cardinals, “Mr. Netanyahu wants to challenge you to a game of golf to show the friendship and ecumenical spirit shared by the Jewish and Catholic faiths.”

The Pope thought this was a good idea, but he had never held a golf club in his hand.

“Don’t we have a Cardinal to represent me?” he asked.

“None that plays very well,” a Cardinal replied. “But, there’s a man named Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer who is a devout Catholic. We can offer to make him a Cardinal. Then ask him to play Mr. Netanyahu as your personal representative. In addition, to showing our spirit of cooperation, we’ll also win the match.”

Everyone agreed it was a good idea.

The call was made. Of course, Nicklaus was honored and agreed to play.

The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of the result. “I have some good news and some bad news, your Holiness, ” said Nicklaus.

“Tell me the good news first, Cardinal Nicklaus,” said the Pope.

“Well, your Holiness, I don’t like to brag, but even though I’ve played some pretty terrific rounds of golf in my life, this was the best I have ever played, by far. I must have been inspired from above. My drives were long and true, my irons were accurate and purposeful, and my putting was perfect. With all due respect, my play was truly miraculous.”

“There’s bad news?” asked the Pope.

“Yes, I lost by three strokes to Rabbi Tiger Woods.

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Remembering yesterday….

Maxine on Aging

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN’T LOOK THAT OLD?

WELL……YOU’LL LOVE THIS ONE! MY NAME IS ALICE SMITH AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DENTAL DIPLOMA, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO. COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN?

UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT.  THIS BALDING, GREY HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS FAR TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE. AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL .

‘YES, YES I DID. I’M A MORGANNER! ‘HE BEAMED WITH PRIDE.

‘WHEN DID YOU LEAVE TO GO TO COLLEGE?’ I ASKED HE ANSWERED, IN 1965. WHY DO YOU ASK?

‘YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!’ I EXCLAIMED.

HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.

THEN THE UGLY, OLD, BALD, WRINKLED, FAT ARSED, GREY HAIRED, DECREPIT, BASTARD ASKED..

‘WHAT SUBJECT DID YOU TEACH ‘

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Pale Blue Dot

This excerpt from Carl Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot (1994) was inspired by an image taken at Sagan’s suggestion, by Voyager 1 on Feb14, 1990.

From a distance of about 6 billion km, Voyager 1, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and take one last photo of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan. 

The accompanying words, written 25 yrs ago are still relevant today.

 

 

THE SPHINX—-OLD

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The number of troops Trump relocated to other Syrian posts was 50 to 100—–between fifty and one-hundred.  The media makes it sound like thousands.

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/10/07/how-the-us-troop-withdrawal-from-northern-syria-could-create-an-isis-resurgence/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/09/sex-leaks-lies-and-spies-trump-takes-down-intelligence-community-leakers/

https://townhall.com/columnists/toddbensman/2019/10/10/why-africans-are-protesting-and-fighting-mexican-troops-a-more-fulsome-explanation-n2554455

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The Editor:  Is this about RBG, and the Supremes LL ?

Ancient Cat:  No, it’s about something even older, an ancient city in present day Israel.

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/5000-year-old-NYC-style-metropolis-uncovered-in-northern-Israel-603854

https://www.israel21c.org/ruins-of-5000-year-old-city-discovered-in-israel/

How about that, they had a wall.  Our elected officials have walls or fences around most of their mansions.  Here is how walls or fences control traffic.  This particular one shows sheep, or maybe Hillgal democrats—-baaaaa, baaaaa.

Monty Python turns fifty ( 50 ).

https://nypost.com/video/monty-pythons-flying-circus-turns-50-in-style/

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Impeachment/DC News.

https://nypost.com/2019/10/09/lindsey-graham-will-tell-pelosi-that-senate-will-not-impeach-trump/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/10/09/trump-taps-gowdy-to-fight-bogus-impeachment-kangaroo-court-n2554412

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2019/10/09/tucker-carlson-digs-up-more-dirt-on-dem-hypocrisy-this-time-concerning-john-kerry-n2554410

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2019/10/09/jim-jordan-tears-into-adam-schiff-for-lack-of-transparency-release-all-text-messages-and-transcripts-n2554440

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/10/10/biden-campaign-sends-letter-to-nyt-to-stop-ukraine-coverage-n2554490

Vanity is one thing the repulsive Dems in Congress shouldn’t worry about.

Inspirational Quotes of the Day

 Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll