Friday, December 28, 2012

A Quote for Our Times

When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding,

And blog very little.
Proverbs 28:12,  Malott's Amplified Version

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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Home Improvements

With the election results still giving me pain, I have decided to spend my money while it is still worth something.

I had my driveway paved, but you'll just have to imagine that. 

In my bedroom my TV sat upon ugly 5 foot tall shelves that were basically unstained pine boards screwed together... And my TV was tipped forward by placing the base on telephone books.

The mounting device shown below cost 50 bucks at Sam's Club and took 2 hours to install... but ten minutes of that were spent planning and another 45 minutes were spent pacing around worrying about it.  The ladder shelves cost 99 dollars at Sam's and took 90 minutes to assemble.  They match the color of my bedroom furniture.  The small light is connected to the bedroom's light switch.


The TV now swivels right and left and up and down.  The angle seen here is aimed at my pillow.

Some time in January I'll post pics of my new chairs and tables in my den... They haven't all arrived yet. 

In the spring I may sell my stocks and install replacement windows.  I figure the money I spend is money that Obama can neither confiscate nor devalue.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Arizona Gun Store Owner Bans Obama Voters

Mr. Reynolds, owner of Southwest Shooting Authority says “business is booming” after his sign and newspaper ad caught the attention of various media outlets. The sign read: “If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you’re not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

“People are saying that I’ve alienated half of our customers,” Reynolds said, laughing. “No, I haven’t. I haven't alienated any of my customers, because the people who voted for Obama don’t buy guns here. They don't come here at all. I haven’t alienated. I’ve improved things. I have packages sitting on my desk to be shipped to places like Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Idaho, Nevada and California.”

He said he will not be conducting a litmus test to determine the customer’s political views but that he is considering giving discounts to registered Republicans and Libertarians.

Mr. Reynolds admits that there haven’t been any serious attempts by the Obama administration to change America’s gun laws, but he suspects that is coming now that the president has been reelected.

I love this story.  Obama and Washington may legislate us into decline, but freedom is an attitude of the heart, and it is a very subborn thing.  It will not bow and go away quietly.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

From My Half-Brother John

Good morning:
We've done our duty as we always must. Now, if indeed things must get worse before the Lord comes, let's get on with it. God is still on His throne this morning. Instead of worrying about the things that might happen, let's rejoice in what we know "will" happen. If we are ready, what do we have to fear?
 
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quote of the Day

 “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”
--Vice President Joe Biden, to Charles Woods, the bereaved father of slain Navy Seal Tyrone Woods at the ceremony in which the four caskets from Benghazi were welcomed home.

According to Mark Stein, this was yelled in a “loud and boisterous” voice as he approached Mr Woods at the ceremony.  Biden, who is a "heartbeat away from the presidency," evidently thought this was appropriate for the occasion.

I would comment on Vice President Biden's manners, but Stein said it best:   "But the near-parodic locker-room coarseness is grotesque both in its inaptness and in its lack of basic human feeling for a bereaved family forced to grieve in public and as crowd-scene extras to the political bigshot. Just about the only formal responsibility a vice president has is to attend funerals without embarrassing his country. And this preening buffoon of pseudo-blue-collar faux-machismo couldn’t even manage that."

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quote of the Day

"My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic atheist lost in a world I didn’t understand, to an optimistic believer in a universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me.  But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been or might become.”
--Anne Rice... Author of Vampire Books and convert

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Obama Booze

As the midwest's most exclusive think-tank, Malott's Blog recognizes its responsibilities to the country and endeavors to share its wisdom with those deemed worthy.  It is in that spirit that we seek to advise Governor Romney of our can't miss strategy for the upcoming election.

The entire staff at Malott's Blog believes Romney should suspend all campaign commercials the last week before the election, and use that money to purchase several thousand cases of cheap scotch whiskey.  To each bottle attach a note which reads, "You got your Obama Phone... Here is your Obama Booze.  So relax!  This election is in the bag!  Help me celebrate.  Yours truly, Barrack."

On Monday November 5th distribute the Obama Booze in all heavily Democrat Precincts in every swing state across the nation.

On election day, November 6th, the freebie-loving reprobate base of the Democrat Party will be too hungover to get out and vote.

It just makes sense.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Amazing Bonanza Facts for October

The character Hoss Cartwright was actually named Eric Haas Cartwright.  Hoss Cartwright was born in 1836, somewhere between California and Nevada. He is the son of Ben Cartwright and his second wife, Inger Borgstrom, a Swedish immigrant.

The opening credits would alternate the order among the four stars.

Ben Cartwright had three wives: Elizabeth (English), Inger (Swedish) and Marie (French Creole). All three wives were not around long enough to see their children grow up: Elizabeth died in childbirth, Inger was shot by an Indian with an arrow when Hoss was only a few weeks old, and Marie fell off of a horse and was killed when Joe was only five.

Dan Blocker (Hoss) weighed 14 pounds at birth, then the largest baby ever born in Bowie County, Texas.

The Ponderosa/Bonanza Steakhouses are inspired by the television show. The Bonanza Steakhouses were started by Dan Blocker and the Ponderosa Steakhouses were started by businessmen in Canada. Both are now owned by the same company.

Dan Blocker died in 1972 from a blood clot in his lung.  Lorne Greene died in 1987 of pneumonia following heart surgery.  Michael Landon died in 1991 of pancreatic cancer.  Pernell Roberts died in 2010 of pancreatic cancer.

Amazing.

Bonanza reruns can be seen every afternoon on TVLand...
Aliens Endorse Romney

Friday, October 19, 2012

Honey, Bee Poop, and You

When your home is in an enclosed space, like a European honeybee nest is, sanitation and hygiene are crucial. The combs are where the bees store the honey they make and eat, and also where the colony's eggs are laid. If bees deposited their waste anywhere on or near the combs, they'd risk contaminating their food supply and infecting their developing offspring. Unsurprisingly, they don't take that risk. Instead they defecate outside the nest (assuming they're mature enough to fly), or they do it on some hive surface that's well away from the combs.

Well I certainly feel better!  How about you?

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Saturday, October 13, 2012


If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no peace.

Proverbs 29:9

I suppose if you knew nothing about politics or economics, and if your entire world revolved around The Maury Povich Show and Entertainment Tonight... I suppose you might think Biden won his debate.

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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

If a picture paints a thousand words...



After the debate is over, Michelle Obama celebrates the democratic exchange of ideas and her husband's call for four more years of his amazing administration... Her facial expression displays her ebullience and confidence in her husband's performance.

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Romney Impresses

Republicans are jubilant and Democrats are peevish and disappointed after last night's debate in Colorado.

Romney won the support of many Americans last night, both those who watched, and those who didn't watch but will simply hear this morning that he out-performed the great Obama.

And the biggest outcome from last night?  Money.  Dollars will come flowing into the Romney campaign and that may be more significant than Romney's performance.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Grownups are Dying Off

As an adult, and by that I mean someone who takes responsibility for himself and his family, I look at this country and am amazed that the upcoming presidential election is even close.

But America is changing... The children are taking over through attrition.  And as the car rolls down the hill, all we adults can do is stick our legs out the door and drag our feet.

But we all know where it's going.  And even if we win this election, the future and its numbers are against us.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Amazing Trivia for October

Back in 1976 I watched a made-for-TV movie titled The Lonliest Runner which was the story of a  fourteen year old bed-wetter who ran home from school every day to retrieve the wet sheet his mother had hung from his bedroom window to punish him. He races to get there before any of his friends pass the house.  All this running helps him become a gold medalist in the Olympics.

The kicker is... At the end of the movie the adult Olympian is played by Little Joe Cartwright, Michael Landon, from Bonanza (... and Little House)   Turns out, Michael Landon wrote the script and directed the movie.  Turns out, the script was autobiographical.

Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz) wet the bed till he was 14, and his mother would display his unwashed bed sheets on her clothes line for the entire neighborhood to see.  Landon ran track and field in high school and performed well enough to win a scholarship to USC.

I'm pretty sure that everyone named Eugene Maurice wets the bed.

Amazing.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sununu Trips Over Black Stereotype

Last night on Hannity, John Sununu said, "Look, let me tell you what the big problem with this president is in my opinion. He is absolutely lazy and detached from his job. When he doesn't go and attended 60% of the detailed presidential daily briefings that come from the CIA and thinks he can just skim it..."

I think we will hear calls of racism over this statement.  You don't tread even close to black stereotypes these days, much less come right out and use one, no matter how on target it is.  And by the time the dust settles, people may think Sununu called Obama a porch monkey.

You can call a black liberal president careless... negligent... imprudent... inattentive.  But you must not call him lazy.

Note:  The term porch monkey is not a part of my upbringing or Hoosier societal experience.  I'm sure I read it on Black and Right or Hip Hop Republican... two interesting Black Conservative sites.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Airport 2012

Back in the spring of 1970 I took my girlfriend to see Airport at the Markland Mall Theater in Kokomo.  When the bomb went off on the 707, she sunk her fingernails into my arm.

Airport was the best disaster movie ever made.  Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno... None came close to Airport.

One thing all these movies had in common were the subplots... Stories beneath the main story that made you care about the characters. 

All that to say this:  I look at the world, our economy, the decay of our morals and culture, and I feel as if my life is just a subplot in a disaster movie. 

The bomb will detonate.  But like everyone else, I'm puttering around in my own little subplot, trying not to think about it.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I believe someone from Harvard claimed this was Jesus' Marriage License, or something like that.  My gut tells me that this is actually Obama's Kenyan Birth Certificate and the Lefties at Harvard are trying to confuse us.

As a Christian, someone suggesting that Jesus had a wife makes me very angry.  In fact, some Christian friends and I are driving to Massachusetts tomorrow  to burn Harvard's Embassy.  It seems the reasonable thing to do.  We'll make sure the Dean is safely out before we light it up... We're not animals.

Allah oxen free.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Spirit of Aunt Miranda

I grew up watching Shirley Temple movies and one of the best was Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca's Aunt Miranda evidently had heard enough radio to know that it challenged the traditions, beliefs, and general way of life of God-fearing people.  She said, "I know what you show people are, a no-good lot! I took Rebecca out of that unwholesome atmosphere, and I'm not going to put her back into it! She's staying on the farm where I can keep an eye on her."

I've often wondered if the God-fearing people of the 1920's and 30's were concerned about the effects that radio and movies had upon the young of that day.  I wonder if they sensed a gradual decrease in God-fearing and a general increase in world-revering as movies and radio grew in influence.

This morning a little girl, maybe nine years old, was baptized after the worship service.  She was the very picture of innocence.  But by the time she graduates High School, she will have logged thousands upon thousands of hours watching network television whose content would cause Aunt Miranda to have a stroke... And this 18 year old will most likely leave home with a world-view more akin to the writers in Hollywood than the writers of the Bible. 

Oddly, I think that is OK with just about everybody I know.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Quote for the Day

"I believe there is far more harm done by unholy and inconsistent Christians than we are aware of. Such men and women are among Satan’s best allies. They pull down, by their lives, what ministers build with their lips. They cause the chariot wheels of the Gospel to bog down. They supply the children of this world with a never-ending excuse for remaining as they are."
--J.C. Ryle 1860-1900  Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties and Roots

I humbly submit this quote to Organized Religion in America... The "Cult of the Moral Lifestyle."

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Thursday, August 30, 2012



Tiger Woods?  Really?

Lawrence O'Donnell is a moron or a liar. 

Mitch McConnell makes a joke about Obama's constant trips to play golf, and O'Donnell calls him a racist. 

When O'Donnell slanders a good and decent man like McConnell by calling him a racist, he is fomenting racism and hatred.  This isn't the debate of political ideas... This is pure evil.

And who suffers... Every African American who would ever run for the presidency.  We elect a black man, and if we criticise his policies in any way, we are racists.

Thanks Lawrence.  Lesson learned.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Quote for the Day

"The only reason we don't have revival is because we are willing to live without it!"
--Leonard Ravenhill

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

California Farm Labor Shortage

The Western Growers Association told CNBC its members are reporting a 20 percent drop in laborers this year.

"We have 100 fewer people this year," said Sergio Diaz, who provides workers under contract for growers. "We're having difficulty finding people to do this work."

Most pickers in California are not here legally, a fact of life for decades.

Could someone explain this to me?  I hear about all the Illegals in California, and how unemployment is so high there.  What gives?

Surely the Illegals aren't living off some sort of government relief, rather than working...  Not these noble, hard working souls.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Quote of the Week

"If it had been a Republican vice presidential candidate who had made those gaffes, one after another, so comically, and all on tape, the subject today of the panel would be how stupid is this person, can this person possibly govern?"
--Peggy Noonan discussing Joe Biden on Meet the Press

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Friday, August 17, 2012

A New Post-Racial Term

On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host TourĂ© saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign.

“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”


As a white man I'm not sure I am allowed to quote the word "niggerization."  I'm quite sure I'm not allowed to say it.

The reason to vote against Obama is that he is a socialist.  Toure' presents another reason that I don't like... It's that he is a black socialist.  We elect a black socialist, and we have to listen to black racists calling us racists.

If Obama was a black conservative, conservatives would love him.  We'd fall all over him.  If Romney had chosen Condoleeza Rice as his running mate we would have fallen all over her.  We would have loved the niggerization of The Ticket.  For us, it isn't about race. 

Only racists are preoccupied by race.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quote of the Week

Paul Ryan ***** (5 stars)
Conservative, Catholic... Imagine a smart JFK with morals.
--Malott, commenting upon the Republican Party's future leaders, Matrch 18, 2010

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Marian McRoberts Malott
October 4, 1927 - August 10, 2012

This is my favorite picture of Mom. 

She loved her family.  She served the Church.

She made incredible pies.

She loved hymns and sang alto. 

She tap danced a little.

She came from a broken home, and it showed sometimes.

She had good manners and was kind.

She was a faithful wife for 65 years.

She encouraged her children.  Her tenderness held us and made us feel secure and loved.  For us, Home was her embrace.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

A Handbook for Children

There is so much man-manufactured religious crap out there... and perhaps more than I'd like to admit resides in this blog...

The crap manufacturers mean well (we do!), but maybe it's important to get back to the basics -regularly- and read Matthew 5 thru 7.

These three chapters contain the basic instructions, the primer on living that Jesus spoke to people just like us.  It's full,  and it's concise, and it contains one very scary warning.  It's what our Creator chose to teach in His classroom.

One of my podcast preachers, John McArthur, criticised red-letter edition Bibles for suggesting that the words of Jesus were more important than the rest.  John may be right, but maybe spoiled little worldly rich kids like us should get the basics down before we worry about... the rest.  Sometimes -the rest- can be an exercise in avoiding the basics that are just too hard.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Pneumonia is an Old Man's Friend

Pneumonia is called the old man's friend because, left untreated, the sufferer often lapses into a state of reduced consciousness, slipping peacefully away in their sleep, giving a dignified end to a period of often considerable suffering.

My mother was very nauseated a couple days ago and was vomiting.  I went to the nursing home and sat with her, occasionally wiping her chin... Something she couldn't do for herself.  It was very hard to see her suffer as she looked to me for the help I could not give.

I got up early yesterday and went in to check on her.   She was better and I ended up feeding her.  I'm sure she could tell that I was an amateur at this because she gave me a couple bad looks when I didn't do it right.  58 years ago these roles were reversed.

Anyway, an X-ray of here lungs showed a little bit of pneumonia, and I have to wonder if this might be her ticket Home. 

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Supporting Chick-fil-A

I happened upon an article by Barnabas Piper, a Believer who wrote that Huckabee's Chick-fil-A Appreciation day was a bad idea:

"Homosexuality is one of the most defining, contentious, and complex issues facing this generation of the church. We cannot sacrifice our biblical convictions but neither can we sacrifice the church’s ability to serve people of opposing viewpoints and lifestyles."

"Convictions, especially biblical ones, will divide people. That is inevitable, but not desirable. The separation of believers and unbelievers, when it happens, must be a last resort or an unavoidable result. Actions to the contrary, those that clearly promote an “us versus them” mentality, are most often unhelpful."

OK... first of all I can't imagine God sending anyone into Sodom and Gomorrah to serve the Homosexuals there.  He would more likely send a prophet to preach the truth.

Maybe God wants us to love Homosexuals and show it by being polite and telling them the truth.  Trying to make them think we're nice seems a little horizontal and sounds like something Joel Olsteen would come up with.  Maybe Mr Piper believes that if he backs down in the face of this controversy, and if he  presents Jesus -in just the right way- his carefully chosen words might work wonders.  Maybe, but I don't think salvation comes about that way. 

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day will anger people who love perversion and hate the Church.  But it's not us vs. them, it's them vs. God.  They are mocking God... They are persecuting our Lord.  They will repent of this or they will go to hell.  We should love them enough, be kind enough, to tell them that.

Homosexuals, like everyone else, have eternity in their hearts.  Our job is to speak the truth.  Their job is to make their choice.  Any other approach is about the cleverness of men, not the saving power of God. 

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Malott Wins Copper at 30th Olympiad

The entire staff at Malott's Blog wishes to congratulate our venerable leader for winning the Copper Medal in the 32 meter Augmented-Breast Stroke.  It was a close race and we feared his zits might produce enough drag to hold him back, but Malott sprinted the last four meters and touched-out his closest competition, a Saudi woman in a burqa.

"I've never pushed myself that hard and I'm pretty sure I soiled myself," said Malott, basking in the glow of his new-found celebrity.

To say we are proud of our leader is to say more than we are presently prepared to say.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

A Hoosier Moment

While driving in Kokomo today I arrived at a 4-Way Stop at the same moment two gentlemen in a rust-laden pickup stopped there.  Actually the driver of the truck arrived a split second before I did, but he seemed so deeply engrossed in conversation with his fellow traveler, I continued into the intersection... just as he too decided to cross.  He slammed on his brakes, as would have I, had I not felt committed to my venture.  But I'm sure he understood because he attempted to flash me the peace sign, though in the confusion of the moment he managed only to raise his middle finger. 

But the misunderstanding did not detract from this warm exchange of rural brotherhood.

In his friendly enthusiasm, he followed me for a couple blocks abiding very close to my rear bumper, and in the my rear-view mirror I noticed that he seemed to be shouting... no doubt a polite cordiality of some kind.  And I would have stopped, but time was short... and my schedule denied me of what promised to be a delightful encounter.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dullympics

Is there anything more excruciating than the Olympics?   From the endless, tedious  soccer games to the subjective judging in female gymnastics ( A recently deceased sister is worth at least a bronze medal ), the Olympics are the greatest entertainment in the world if you really, really have nothing else to do.

Olympic organisers scrambled to halt a public backlash over the sight of empty seats at competition venues, recruiting an army of soldiers and students to fill the voids and upgrading spectators with cheaper tickets.


(I think the soldier in the middle found something more interesting to watch than the Games.  Perhaps a pigeon.)

And the opening ceremony... What an embarrassment for Great Britain.  Oh sure, Paul McCartney still has an amazing voice for a corpse, but whoever thought up the Red-Eyed-Bug-Bikes had to be on drugs.  I myself had to look away.  The Queen was surely soiling herself in the Royal Box as she suffered through... ... Whatever that was supposed to be.

But I have a good book to read, and there is always programming to watch that I find more exciting than the Olympics, like reruns of The Golden Girls... in Spanish.



So let the Games drag on... And on... And on...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Let's All Eat at Chick-fil-A

Michelle Malkin-National Review:
Chick-fil-A is an American success story. Founded by Georgian entrepreneur Truett Cathy in 1946, the family-owned chicken-sandwich chain is one of the country’s largest fast-food businesses. It employs some 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia. The company generates more than $2 billion in revenue and serves millions of happy customers with trademark Southern hospitality.

So, what’s the problem? Well, Chick-fil-A is run by devout Christians who believe in strong marriages, devoted families, and the highest standards of character for their workers. The restaurant chain’s official corporate mission is to “glorify God” and “enrich the lives of everyone we touch.” The company’s community-service initiatives, funded through its WinShape Foundation, support foster-care, scholarship, summer-camp, and marriage-enrichment programs. On Sunday, all Chick-fil-A stores close so workers can spend the day at worship and rest.

Over the past month, several progressive-activist blogs have waged an ugly war against Chick-fil-A. The company’s alleged atrocity: One of its independent outlets in Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches and brownies to a marriage seminar run by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which happens to oppose same-sex marriage.

Over the weekend, New York Times reporter Kim Severson gave the Chick-fil-A bashers a coveted Sunday A-section megaphone...

I've only had their chicken sandwich once (I loved it) because there are no franchises in this area.  But I hope Christians everywhere will step up to the plate and support these people.  The persecution of Christians is just beginning...

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rabid Fun Facts for 2012

As you you know, August 1st signals the beginning of rabies season in rural America, and Malott's Blog has rounded up some facts to amaze and entertain at the many local Rabies Festivals and Fairs.

The chart below lists (as of December 2011) the number of each species found rabid in Indiana since 1962 and the last year in which a rabies case in that species occurred.

SPECIES
LAST YEAR POSITIVE
NUMBER POSITIVE
SINCE 1962
BAT
2009
>500
DOG
1989
182
CAT
1984
47
COW
1986
79
FOX
1990
99
GOAT
1967
1
GROUND HOG
1983
2
HORSE
2002
16
OPOSSUM
1968
1
PIG
1967
4
RACCOON
1979
4
SHEEP
1982
1
SKUNK
2004
824
HUMAN
2009
2

I love lists.  This information was acquired from the Indiana State Board of Health.

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Star Parker Explains Welfare



Maddening.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

All the Church is a Stage

I'm developing a new theory about organized religion in America.  I define organized religion as what takes place in those buildings that the Bride of Christ and other believers visit on Sunday mornings.

Maybe it's because we grew up watching television, (which is sitting on your butt and inviting strangers into your home to entertain you - a phenomenon peculiar to the last 60 years)... but in our generation organized religion has come to be all about entertainment and performers.  If the entertainment is good, the numbers increase.  If the entertainment is bad...

My theory is that there are many frustrated orators, frustrated comedians, frustrated rock stars, frustrated musicians... and yes, even frustrated dancers and actors who have found the attention they crave... an audience... a stage... right up there next to the pulpit.  The bad ones play to small audiences, and the good ones play to large audiences. 

I assume that on stage, the Bride is in the minority, just as she is in the audience.  You'd really have to spend Monday through Saturday with these people to find out.

This year I want my life to be more about the Bridegroom and less about this world.  I want to turn off my TV, come out from this ugly culture, and be separate.  I want to pray more, and do a better job of honoring God with my life.  And on Sunday morning, I want to find the best darn show in town.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bury Lenin?

I read on Drudge that the Russians are considering burying the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin that has been on display in a glass coffin since his death in 1924.  

I hate the idea.  Vlad, the greatest Russian socialist,  is still a terrific tourist attraction.

In fact, I think America's greatest socialist, Barrack Obama, should be embalmed and put under glass on display.  This week is good for me.

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Blacks Boo Romney

Mitt Romney was booed when he spoke to the NAACP, an organization that claims to look out for the concerns of African Americans.

No big deal.  If  Obama spoke to the Ku Klux Klan, an organization that claims to look out for the concerns of white people, he'd probably get booed, too.

Does "Blacks Boo Romney" sound like a great name for a Blues artist?"

Anyway, I guess there was also some polite applause when Romney spoke.  That's nice.

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Friday, July 06, 2012

President Obama Makes New Friends

The campaign trail is a lonely place, and who can blame our young president for hitting on a couple women who had been drinking.... The blond shown here expressing her dominance by grabbing the president's pants by the fly.

The entire staff at Malott's Blog wishes the president good hunting!

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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tuesday's Question Update:

After Googling, I am reasonably confident that nowhere in America will you find a Payne Memorial Hospital...

"More and more families choose Payne for their loved ones."

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Putting Up the Flag

Saw this over at Tsofah on Watch.... I like it!

http://www.tsofah.blogspot.com/2012/07/im-putting-up-flag-great.html

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Tuesday's Question

Can you be accepted into a school of dentistry if your last name is Payne?

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Contentment

I believe that God has given even the least among us those things they need to have "a life" that is independent of wealth, relationships, and experience. How often have we heard of the poor frightened soul on his deathbed who in a torrent of regret realizes the most horrible of all realities - that he is about to die... and he has never really lived.

What nonsense. The richest, most famous and celebrated human beings on the planet already have, or will, pass through the same portal as I will, possessionless and anxious, into our Maker's presence. At the point of entering eternity, having known the extravagances of travel, great possessions, relationships, and fame will pass with the same notoriety as yesterday's cup of coffee.

I've come to believe that there are really only two experiences in life... Our faith, and the distractions from our faith. Could it be that the poorest among us is he who can afford the most distractions? Is an hour spent on your knees in prayer a less monumental experience - or less real - than a Caribbean cruise or a trip to Hawaii? If a man walks with God, is he alone if he has no wife or family? If a child dies, has he really missed anything as he is gathered into the arms of Jesus at Heaven's gate?

Christianity allows a rapidly aging, untravelled, childless, and unloved old bachelor such as me an amazing freedom from regret, as I bathe in the contentment of knowing that this life is not the party, and that every disappointment and pain is a garment for my soul as it is readied for its trip home.

I believe that developing a spiritual life, a connection with the real world, is key to contentment. It is like developing a new consciousness, and a process that is only impeded by the craving for, and possession of, material things. If we spend our lives chasing the next possession... the next experience, comfort, relationship, or pleasure... we miss our portion, our God-given blessings that have nothing in common with the little illusions we so desperately build around us, seeking to grasp control of something of which we can never have control. Life was meant to be lived, but its fullest expressions are available to the timid as well as the bold, the plain as well as the pretty, and the poor as well as the rich. The best of life can take root in the poorest soil. It can blossom in the most unlikely heart.

In a few minutes I will go out and squat in my garden and pull weeds from my carrots. I will listen to songs of praise on my Walkman tuned to Moody radio. There will be a breeze on my face and the sun on my bare back. It may not be as good as Disneyworld. But I will be content.

I wrote this in August, 2006 I wrote better back then.  I still believe every word, and I still have as much trouble living what I believe. 

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quote of the Week

"Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness."
-- Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion - Affordable Health Care Act

I'd like to think that Chief Justice Roberts' opinion was a principled decision.  I'd like to think that Roberts personally believes the Health Care act is a bad idea.  I'd like to think that Robert's sees nothing in the Constitution that would allow him to overturn it.

I believe the liberals on the court who care nothing for the Constitution decided based upon their own personal preferences... As they always do.

I also believe this is going to light a fire in The Tea Party.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty Amidst "Gay Pride Month" Celebrations

"June is 'Gay Pride Month,' which immediately begs two questions: Says who? and, How is it that we have become a nation of such compliant sheep that we accept this rubbish?"
--Brent Bozell

I was developing a theory that suggested that every development in our American Culture was a reflection of the condition of our Churches.  But that's not true... The Bride of Christ is doing great!  It is better stated that every development of our American Culture is a reflection of the condition of our believers... Or a reflection of organized religion.

You believe?  Good for you!  The demons believe... And they have the sense to tremble.  Organized religion in America has forgotten how to tremble.

It's hard to find the Bride among the rich... though Believers abound.

Now if you asked any one of the worldly, lukewarm believers that populate our pews (and pulpits), they would say, "I do not approve of 'Gay Pride Month' and I would have protested... but I was busy watching my favorite reruns of Will and Grace."

Anyway, I believe history will show that Jerry Sandusky was found guilty for messing with little boys two thousand years too late... and a few years too early.  And I predict that when the homosexuality of Ancient Greece is legalized in this country, the American Church-goer will shrug his shoulders and plan his next purchase.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Gay Bowel Syndrome

Gay bowel syndrome is an outdated term first used by Henry L Kazal and colleagues in 1976 to describe the various sexually transmitted perianal and rectal diseases and sexual traumas seen in Kazal's proctology practice, which had many gay patients.  The term "gay bowel syndrome" is considered obsolete and derogatory.

The term was not specific to any particular disease or infection, and was used clinically to describe proctitis and a variety of other complaints caused by a wide range of infectious organisms.  Transmission of disease was considered to take place by two routes: anal sex, and fecal-oral route (anal–oral sex or coprophagia).

Now, I believe whatever consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is none of my business... ... ... ... But C'mon!   Anal-oral sex?  How perverted do you have be to be do something so unpleasant and disgusting -something that is totally contrary to everything you learned in toilet training?

Momma don't let your babies grow up to be coprophagiacs...

I mean, I like to think of myself as a fun guy... adventurous, and a good sport... But some things would just never occur to me.  I don't think straight people do that kind of thing.

I figure left-wingers, the Democrat Leadership, and the Gay Community are all cut from the same cloth.  I mean,  once you've sanctioned the killing of the unborn, just where does your moral compass kick in and say, this is wrong.   In the same way, once you've embraced perversion, the most disgusting acts are a matter of taste... So to speak.

As for me, my poop-chute is, and forever will be, a lonely place.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

While We Were Working

Our secretary has always had a job.  For a while she drew blood at our lab during the day and then worked at the local Pizza Hut at night.  Then she left us and managed the Pizza Hut.  Then she came back and became our secretary.  Recently she took a job at a local Super Market to help make ends meet.

Yesterday she told us a story about a woman who came to her checkout with a basket full of cookies and candy and pop... Lots and lots of pop.  The woman had her Food Stamps in hand when she was told that the paper plates she'd picked up (so that she wouldn't have to do dishes) could not be paid for with Food Stamps.  The woman rolled her eyes, and with manicured nails, retrieved a One Hundred Dollar Bill from her wallet.

I'm sure this same woman is first in line when the local food bank opens.

I figure it this way:  I can give my money to IDES, which builds shacks in India and digs wells in Africa... Or, I can give to local charities so that our poor can afford Cinemax.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Obama Portrays a Lack of Class

Obama could not resist campaigning at the unveiling of George Bush's official portrait. 

At the unveiling of former President George W. Bush's official portrait at the White House this afternoon, President Barack Obama joined his predecessor and their wives in delivering brief (and at times nice, cordial, and funny) remarks. But there was a seemingly out of place moment during the ceremony when Obama seemed to veer into reiterating his frequent trope that he inherited a bad economy from Bush.

"We knew our economy was in trouble, our fellow Americans were in pain, but we wouldn't know until later just how breathtaking the financial crisis had been."

These portrait unveilings are traditionally a time to put politics aside and praise the work of former presidents.  But Obama did not have sufficient class or manners to resist claiming that he inherited a mess from the Bush administration.

I was watching at work, and had to leave the room... disgusted.

It is characteristic of a narcissist that he perceives every event as a stage upon which promote himself.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Quote of the Day

 "If a conservative doesn't believe in God, he doesn't go to church. Period. He doesn't tell you that you have to stop believing in God. A Conservative doesn't chide you for going to church. A conservative doesn't call a member of Congress and make church illegal. But a liberal does that. A liberal, in fact, wants any mention of God and religion silenced. If a liberal doesn't believe in God, doesn't believe in religion, then there can't be anything anywhere that reminds that poor sap of religion. They're just that way."
--Rush Limbaugh

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Hate Crimes



"A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally."
--Alan Dershowitz

Hater Spike Lee attempted to tweet the street address of George Zimmerman's parents, tweeted the wrong address, and forced an unrelated old couple into hiding... The Haters in the New Black Panther Party offered a 10,000 dollar reward for the vigilante-capture of Zimmerman.  "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," they said... Haters at MSNBC selectively-edited the Zimmerman 911 call to make him sound like a racist... In an unprecedented overreach into a local crime investigation,  Hater, and Attorney General, Eric Holder said that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed...  Today a hate-filled political philosophy and the hate-filled Hip-Hop Culture will continue transforming young black boys into angry thugs.

These Hate Crimes will go unpunished.

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It's Only May

But here is a tour of my garden...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hardball's' Chris Matthews Loses Big on Jeopardy

We'll take "People Who Aren't as Smart as They Think They Are" for $800, Alex. "Hardball" host Chris Matthews made a less-than-impressive showing on "Jeopardy!" last night, a bomb-fest that was extra hilarious considering the many, many times he's said Sarah Palin would struggle on the show. Matthews looked confused and outmatched on the "Power Players" episode, which also featured former White House press secretary (and eventual winner) Robert Gibbs and CNN reporter Lizzie O'Leary. He shouted out answers when it wasn't his turn and flunked basic arithmetic -- saying Istanbul fit the category of "6-Letter Capitals." Matthews came in third. There was no fourth.

Love it!

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

They Hate Our Patriotism

The Left hates the Right because the Right loves the country as founded.  The Right loves that its country was founded upon Christian Principles and that the Country's Founders mention the Creator in their documents and letters.  The Right loves the Founders' promises of Personal Liberty... to say whatever they please and buy whatever kind of light bulb they prefer.  The Right loves this country because it was built with the bricks of personal responsibility, entrepreneurship, and family... and that its structure is held together with the mortar of honor and prayer.

The Left hates the Right because they can never change us.  So they will change the country we love.

Last Wednesday when pink smoke finally rose from the White House chimney,  we did not so much see the love of sodomy... We rather saw the hatred for the Right's traditions.   And they will chip away at our culture until God and Country never again spill forth in the same breath... Until honor becomes worship of self... Until there is nothing left to be patriotic about.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Turds for Friday

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tards for Friday

Demtards, Vegetards, Women's Studies-tards, Occutards, Femtards, Reality TV-tards, A-Woman's-Right-to-Choosetards, Living in Mom and Dad's Basementards, Professortards, Uniontards, Enviro-tards, Edu-tards, Slavery Reimbursementards, Obamatards, Obsesses Over School Lunchtards, Amnestytards, Atheistards, Hip-Hoptards, Hemptards, Litigates-Happy-Mealtards, Tax and Spendtards, Can't-Speak-proper-Englishtards, Pop-Culturetards, ACLU-tards, OSHA-tards, Climatards, and Endangered Snailtards.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Yes You Can

"I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."
--President Barrack Obama

Who knew?

So the leader of the Democrat Party proclaims God's Holy Matrimony should be the right of the sodomites.  I believe Obama has risen to the stature of Caligula... This along with his stance on abortion distinguishes him as being on par with the Canaanites upon whom God unleashed His wrath.  What a proud day to be a Democrat.

But wait!  I sit in Church with people who love to watch the immorality of Will and Grace, Seinfeld, and Gray's Anatomy... What a proud day for the American Church!  It's all the same stuff... The same decay.

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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Quote of the Week

"Saying Barrack Obama killed Osama Bin Laden is like saying Richard Nixon walked on the moon."
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Obama: "This was the longest 40 minutes of my life"

NBC (Naturally)--Nearly a year after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, President Barack Obama, Admiral Mike Mullen, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke exclusively to NBC's Brian Williams and reflected on the raid. The hour-long special, ‘Inside the Situation Room,’ airs Wednesday, May 2 at 9pm/8c on NBC's Rock Center.

Malott:  "This has been the longest 4 years of my life."

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Breast Size Map



Click to enlarge  (If it were only that easy)

Malott's Blog... Bringing you news that matters.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Living Angry

Michael Barone writes:
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen liberal commentators look back with nostalgia to the days when a young man fresh out of high school or military service could get a well-paying job on an assembly line at a unionized auto factory that could carry him through to a comfortable retirement.

As it happens, I grew up in Detroit and for a time lived next door to factory workers. And I know something that has eluded the liberal nostalgics. Which is that people hated those jobs.

It's a good article, but Barone left something out.  The jobs were boring and repetitive, but you have to figure in the fact that there was an ever-present union whispering into the workers' ears, telling them that they were being used and taken advantage of by the owners of the factory. 

The insidious spirit of envy, the union spirit, is being whispered daily into the ears of the American working class, and it is coming from the White House and the desks of liberal senators and congressmen.  Workers are told that if corporations and the rich would just cooperate and not be so greedy, then every worker in America could have a good job with great pay. 

The auto worker's union stuck it to management by making it next to impossible to fire an employee that was unproductive, and by striking to garner benefits that were not sustainable.

The government sticks it to businesses and the rich men that run them by levying taxes and burdensome regulations.

...And the American economy is looking more like Detroit every day.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chuck Colson  R.I.P.

The Rev. Billy Graham: "For more than 35 years, Chuck Colson, a former prisoner himself, has had a tremendous ministry reaching into prisons and jails with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I get to Heaven and see Chuck again, I believe I will also see many, many people there whose lives have been transformed because of the message he shared with them."

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum: "Chuck was a patriot, who loved his country and loved serving his God, and we are all a little better off for having known him."

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.: "Having been given a second chance, Chuck Colson devoted his life to carrying the Christian message of second chances to those in prison, and he saw countless lives changed by his compassion and example."

New York Times-MSNBC:  Charles W. Colson, who served as a political saboteur for President Richard M. Nixon, masterminded some of the dirty tricks that led to the president’s downfall, then emerged from prison to become an important evangelical leader, saying he had been “born again,” died Saturday. He was 80.

I liked Chuck Colson.  I enjoyed his daily "Breakpoint" podcast, and I enjoyed hearing him speak several times on Christian Radio.  Billy Graham said it best... There will be many people in Heaven due to the Holy Spirit's work through Chuck Colson.  There is no more significant epitaph than that.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

As the Golden Goose Lies Dying

Poor, uneducated voters and the Liberals who pander to them don't care about this country's history, traditions, and its freedoms.  They don't care about this country's opportunities to get ahead... Liberals believe the opportunities are only for the rich, and the ignorant poor have no intention of putting forth the effort to achieve.

Both seem perfectly content to ride the American economy into a socialist grave. 

I'm not an economist.  But I do know the price of gold is steadily rising.  I know our government will continue to print money to pay social security and medicare obligations.  How will this incredible mounting debt be paid for?

INFLATION.

 Our debt will be paid for with worthless dollars. Fifteen trillion dollars of debt seems less daunting when a loaf of bread costs twenty dollars and a plumber charges five hundred dollars an hour to replace a faucet. 

I believe we are headed towards an inflationary period the likes of which the world has only seen in places like Zimbabwe.  The poor will receive many more dollars from the government than they can currently imagine...  with which they will be able to buy very little.

So has America wised up for this fall's election?   

In the 2008 election between McCain and Obama, John McCain out polled Obama among whites by 55 percent to 43 percent, but Obama won decisively anyway by carrying 80 percent of minorities, including 95 percent of African-Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics. According to Gallup, those numbers remain pretty much the same for the upcoming race between Romney and Obama.

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!--Bette Davis... All About Eve

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

 Ann Hasn't Worked a Day in Her Life

"They were not easy years. You have to understand, I was raised in a lovely neighborhood, as was Mitt, and at BYU, we moved into a $62-a-month basement apartment with a cement floor and lived there two years as students with no income. It was tiny. And I didn’t have money to carpet the floor. But you can get remnants, samples, so I glued them together, all different colors. It looked awful, but it was carpeting.

"We were happy, studying hard. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time. The stock came from Mitt’s father. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year -- it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.

Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons. We had our first child in that tiny apartment. We couldn’t afford a desk, so we used a door propped on sawhorses in our bedroom. It was a big door, so we could study on it together. And we bought a portable crib, took the legs off and put it on the desk while we studied. I had a baby sitter during class time, but otherwise, I’d hold my son on my lap while I studied.

"Right after Mitt graduated in 1975, we had our third boy and it was about the time Mitt’s first paycheck came along. So, we were married a long time before we had any income, about five years as struggling students. Now, every once in a while, we say if things get rough, we can go back to a $62-a-month apartment and be happy. All we need is each other and a little corner and we’ll be fine."

 "The funny thing is that I never expected help. My father had become wealthy through hard work, as did Mitt’s father, but I never expected our parents to take care of us. They’d visit, laugh and say, 'We can't believe you guys are living like this.' They’d take us out to dinner, have a good time, then leave."
--Ann Romney, 1994 Boston Globe Interview

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"What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, 'Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues. And when I listen to my wife, that's what I'm hearing.'  "Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life."
--Hilary Rosen, Democrat National Committee

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Eagles' Nest

If you are among the handful of people who haven't tuned in to the video camera that is monitoring the eagle's nest in Decorah, Iowa.... well, we now have babies.  It's amazing how the parents bring freshly killed fish, rodents, and birds to feed the little ones.  Go here, scroll down, and enjoy:

http://www.sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Decorah_Bald_Eagle_Nest.html

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Obama-Care, Freeloaders, and Grandma

“The most surprising part of the pushback against the law for me . . . is the part where conservatives hold high the banner of freeloader rights.”
--Melinda Henneberger

I don't like Obama-Care.   I also don't like otherwise prosperous -uninsured people- who come into my hospital needing emergency surgery and expensive care... And we have to treat them... and then we eat the bill.

I would hate the Obama mandate more, if when one of these health care freeloaders gambled and lost, the hospital would own that person until every penny of his bill was paid.

But that's not how it works. 

Obama-Care would be worse, because the government would likely ration its payments to hospitals... (It now pays pennies on the dollar for medicare and medicaid services)...   Hospitals are already cutting back on personnel... Obama-Care would make it much worse.

I'm rambling. 

But on this issue, conservatives are hypocrites.  Obama-Care is a bad idea, but it's not as if conservatives have great ideas on how to pay for exploding health care costs, or how to break it to grandma that there isn't enough money for her open-heart surgery.

Yes, this is America and you think Grandma has a right to have that surgery.  But here's the thing:  The money isn't there.  Doctors and hospital employees aren't going to work for peanuts... anymore than you would.

Sorry Grandma, we're broke.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quote of the Day

I'm paying close attention to the next election... Mainly because I'm worried that the person who thought up Obama-Care will think up something else.
--Malott

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Flirting with Black Women

I've never lived in, or worked in urban or suburban areas.  My society has always been rural. 

Until now.

Now I work in a hospital near Indianapolis and suddenly there are people in my world who speak, dress, and look different from my neighbors at home.  I have a friend who is Muslim.  I have a friend who is gay.  And, I have black women.

Now here's the thing.  Cute young white women avoid eye contact and conversation with me.  Cute young black women will stop and talk.  I don't know why.  Maybe black girls think I'm harmless.  Maybe they think if I'm white and friendly, then I'm cool.

I'm cool?  This is new.

Now for some black men, having a white girlfriend is a status symbol.  I don't think it's the same for black women who have a white boyfriend.  I think in those cases the white boyfriend eventually gets beat up.

But anyway, this is new for me... talking to black women.  And stranger things have happened.  Maybe I should put my family on notice.  Thanksgiving is just a few months away.  If I bring a date, she just may be... well... ... ... And I'm just saying that if a certain nephew asks me, "Who dat?" ... I will consider it to be in poor taste.

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March Madness

College Basketball, after College Football, is the purest form of political free, clean entertainment that is left to us.  Oh, there are still sleazy programs like Kentucky, but it is still a venue in which schools like Lehigh, St Bonaventure, and Loyola can shine on a national stage.

I think Tom Brokaw should have gone to Loyola... Just so we could hear him torture the name.  (Woy-Oh-Wa)

Brackets, upsets, last minute shots affording last minute victories... There is nothing like it.

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Faith In Our Future

As I consider the direction our country and culture are heading, I'm becoming less emotionally attached to the news of the day.  The prince of this world is posting some pretty impressive victories in our country and in organized religion, but I think it is a predictable phenomenon and should be seen as an expected outcome among the rich. 

I know my anxiety over the economy and politics is directly proportional to my worldliness. 

As the American Culture heads towards its sad end, I cling to the promise that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord.  And as our little corner of the planet becomes poorer and less appealing, the Church will more and more turn its gaze upon eternal things, and remember that this world is not her home.

The God in whom we live and move, and have our being (Acts 17:28)  has no affection for our prosperity, because it only dulls our spiritual senses and retards our Holiness. 

And as our culture decays into idolatry and immorality, the enemy will be revealed with more clarity... And the battle lines will be more easily seen.

The Church will quite naturally turn away from this world and become a more beautiful Bride... Pure... Holy... Set apart.  I believe this is God's plan.  His priority is not our wealth, health, comfort, and happiness... But rather  that we turn from our worldliness and seek Him first.  It will give Him glory, and giving Him glory is our purpose.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012



It's time for Richard Lugar's retirement party.  Tea Partiers will be joined by Primary-Crossing-Over Democrats to nominate Mourdock.  I've already contacted Mourdock's campaign about a sign for my yard.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

For I Am Not Ashamed... of Satan

Recently The Drudge Report, who I would guess are Romney supporters, linked to a video of Rick Santorum speaking to a group of Catholic students in which he said that Satan had his sights set on America.

Now while I agreed with what Santorum said, I must confess that I cringed when I heard him say it... Because I could imagine the negative reaction of many voters to a candidate who actually believed that Satan exists.   

And then I immediately felt guilty.  You see, Jesus talked about Satan, so to be ashamed to believe in Satan is tantamount to being ashamed of believing that Jesus is the Son of God.

So yes, I am not ashamed of the fact that I believe there is a fallen angel named Satan.

And I figure that Satan will have plenty of time with those who don't believe in him... and will eventually persuade them to change their minds.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rare Childhood Photos


Obviously I was not meant to be in this photo, but inadvertently wandered in front of the camera.  As I recall I was beaten mercilessly for ruining a photo of the favored children, my brother and sister.

The dull look on my face is surely due to malnutrition... And as is plainly seen, I had no toys such as those which adorn my siblings.

Always deeply reverent, my constant prayer was for God to send someone who would love me...  Still unanswered to this day.

This is me attempting to call Child Protective Services.  A severe beating followed.


This is my brother and sister instructing me on how I was to stand during my beating.


This is all I remember of my childhood... Guess  I've repressed everything else.

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Monday, February 13, 2012




Happier, more sober times. Great rendition... 1991.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012



You gotta LOVE IT!!!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Abortion By Any Other Name

This weekend, Catholic bishops informed parishioners of the recent White House edict forcing religious hospitals, schools, charities, and other health and social-service providers to provide “free” abortifacient pills, sterilizations, and contraception on demand in their insurance plans — even if it violates their moral consciences and the teachings of their churches.

As always, tolerance is a one-way street in the Age of Obama. “Choice” is in the eye (and iron fist) of the First Amendment usurper.

It's important to understand that this isn't about contraception.  Abortifacient pills induce abortion, so this law demands that religious organizations, such as hospitals and schools, provide insurance that pays for drugs that abort the unborn.  Oh and guess what... Government insurance that the taxpayer funds will do the same thing.  So much for all the promises to the contrary. 

I'm not sure how the American Catholics will respond to this outrage.  But I am supremely confident that the Evangelicals will shrug their shoulders and get about the business of planning their next purchase, meal out, or vacation.

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Quote of the Week

A caller reminded Rush Limbaugh of the Romney-Kennedy debate for the U.S. Senate, in which it took Romney 45 minutes to disagree with  Teddy about anything.  Limbaugh responded:

"I have to remind you that Gingrich debated John Kerry on Global Warming and they agreed on practically every point... ... ... Nobody is innocent... Everybody is guilty of some transgression somewhere against conservatism... ... ... except Santorum."
-- Rush Limbaugh

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Conservatives' Clinton

Democrats still capable of experiencing shame... And they are becoming fewer in number every day... Didn't like the way Bill Clinton behaved around women.  But they loved the way he could stick it to the Republicans.

Conservatives are torn right down the middle concerning Newt Gingrich.  Some simply can't live with his past indiscretions, but they all love the way he verbally skewers the people and policies that are disfiguring this once beautiful nation.

Democrats are apoplectic in their hatred for Gingrich because he is so good at denuding their icons.  They say they hate him because he is a womanizing scoundrel.

But I figure it this way... If clean cut, family man, and Boy Scout Mitt Romney were laying the same blows to The Left, The Dems would hate him just as much.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tebow

Got this from my half-brother John.

Tim Tebow Foundation Tim Tebow with Jacob Rainey, one of the many people dealing with health problems Tebow hosted at Broncos games this season.

I've come to believe in Tim Tebow, but not for what he does on a football field, which is still three parts Dr. Jekyll and two parts Mr. Hyde.
No, I've come to believe in Tim Tebow for what he does off a football field, which is represent the best parts of us, the parts I want to be and so rarely am.
Who among us is this selfless?
Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster's), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard-line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts.
Home or road, win or lose, hero or goat.
Remember last week, when the world was pulling its hair out in the hour after Tebow had stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 80-yard OT touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the playoffs? And Twitter was exploding with 9,420 tweets about Tebow per second? When an ESPN poll was naming him the most popular athlete in America?
Tebow was spending that hour talking to 16-year-old Bailey Knaub about her 73 surgeries so far and what TV shows she likes.

"Here he'd just played the game of his life," recalls Bailey's mother, Kathy, of Loveland, Colo., "and the first thing he does after his press conference is come find Bailey and ask, 'Did you get anything to eat?' He acted like what he'd just done wasn't anything, like it was all about Bailey."
More than that, Tebow kept corralling people into the room for Bailey to meet. Hey, Demaryius, come in here a minute. Hey, Mr. Elway. Hey, Coach Fox.
Even though sometimes-fatal Wegener's granulomatosis has left Bailey with only one lung, the attention took her breath away.
"It was the best day of my life," she emailed. "It was a bright star among very gloomy and difficult days. Tim Tebow gave me the greatest gift I could ever imagine. He gave me the strength for the future. I know now that I can face any obstacle placed in front of me. Tim taught me to never give up because at the end of the day, today might seem bleak but it can't rain forever and tomorrow is a new day, with new promises."
I read that email to Tebow, and he was honestly floored.

 

"Why me? Why should I inspire her?" he said. "I just don't feel, I don't know, adequate. Really, hearing her story inspires me."

It's not just NFL defenses that get Tebowed. It's high school girls who don't know whether they'll ever go to a prom. It's adults who can hardly stand. It's kids who will die soon.
For the game at Buffalo, it was Charlottesville, Va., blue-chip high school QB Jacob Rainey, who lost his leg after a freak tackle in a scrimmage. Tebow threw three interceptions in that Buffalo game and the Broncos were crushed 40-14.
"He walked in and took a big sigh and said, 'Well, that didn't go as planned,'" Rainey remembers. "Where I'm from, people wonder how sincere and genuine he is. But I think he's the most genuine person I've ever met."
There's not an ounce of artifice or phoniness or Hollywood in this kid Tebow, and I've looked everywhere for it.
Take 9-year-old Zac Taylor, a child who lives in constant pain. Immediately after Tebow shocked the Chicago Bears with a 13-10 comeback win, Tebow spent an hour with Zac and his family. At one point, Zac, who has 10 doctors, asked Tebow whether he has a secret prayer for hospital visits. Tebow whispered it in his ear. And because Tebow still needed to be checked out by the Broncos' team doctor, he took Zac in with him, but only after they had whispered it together.
And it's not always kids. Tom Driscoll, a 55-year-old who is dying of brain cancer at a hospice in Denver, was Tebow's guest for the Cincinnati game. "The doctors took some of my brain," Driscoll says, "so my short-term memory is kind of shot. But that day I'll never forget. Tim is such a good man."
This whole thing makes no football sense, of course. Most NFL players hardly talk to teammates before a game, much less visit with the sick and dying.
Isn't that a huge distraction?
Tim Tebow with Zac
Stephanie Taylor Not everything Tim Tebow does on one knee is controversial. Ask Zac Taylor.
"Just the opposite," Tebow says. "It's by far the best thing I do to get myself ready. Here you are, about to play a game that the world says is the most important thing in the world. Win and they praise you. Lose and they crush you. And here I have a chance to talk to the coolest, most courageous people. It puts it all into perspective. The game doesn't really matter. I mean, I'll give 100 percent of my heart to win it, but in the end, the thing I most want to do is not win championships or make a lot of money, it's to invest in people's lives, to make a difference."
So that's it. I've given up giving up on him. I'm a 100 percent believer. Not in his arm. Not in his skills. I believe in his heart, his there-will-definitely-be-a-pony-under-the-tree optimism, the way his love pours into people, right up to their eyeballs, until they believe they can master the hopeless comeback, too.
Remember the QB who lost his leg, Jacob Rainey? He got his prosthetic leg a few weeks ago, and he wants to play high school football next season. Yes, tackle football. He'd be the first to do that on an above-the-knee amputation.
Hmmm. Wonder where he got that crazy idea?
"Tim told me to keep fighting, no matter what," Rainey says. "I am.

Tim Tebow is a piece of work... I think I know Who did that work.

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