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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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.