Those Were The Days!!! — Open Thread!

This is an old Russian song …. you can tell if you listen.  The most popular version is sung by Mary Hopkins.  Paul McCartney produced the song.  English wasn’t the only version.

 

This takes me back in many ways, and to many times.  I don’t do taverns much, anymore.  But, on occasion, I’ll wander into some of my old haunts.  Invariably, there’ll be a familiar face, and a warm smile from an cohort, or another. 

 

I’ve got some things to do, but, will be back soon! 

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Gems 2014 — October 24 Scripture Selection: I Timothy 2

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 24 Scripture Selection: I Timothy 2

Food for Thought: I Tim. 2:11-14

Let’s tackle a subject that for many is quite challenging and somewhat uncomfortable: the “woman question.” In order to do so, we must be willing to submit to the Word and the will of God unwaveringly, trusting that God’s desire for us is only for good.

First, let us be sure of the original meaning of the text. In verse 12, the term woman is referring to wife, according to Strong’s Concordance, just as the term man refers to husband. This is confirmed by the context of the marriage relationship of Adam and Eve referred to in the passage. If the word for woman meant “any female,” it would contradict the Lord’s own decision to place women in positions that would provide guidance to men. (See, for example, Judges 4 for the case of Deborah as a judge over Israel, 2 Kings 22:14 to see about the prophetess Hulda whom men consulted, and Acts 21:9 concerning the four daughters of Philip who prophesied, as well as Acts 2:17 which confirms it prophetically.)

Understanding the true meaning of what the Lord would want prevents harmful misunderstandings that would exclude women from flowing in the fullness of the gifts given them by the Holy Spirit. In the spirit, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28).” It is in the natural, the external, where there is a distinction, specifically in marriage, obviously. In Ephesians 5:21-33 explains that there is a chain of command which actually began with Adam and Eve. How strange it would have been for Eve, who came from Adam, to instruct him in the naming of the animals, the managing of the Garden, and so on. She was the new-comer! He was given the role as leader—but not a harsh dictator—and she was given the role as “helper comparable to him (Gen. 2:18).” Those roles are also clearly defined in I Peter 3:1-8: “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,…Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.”

This is not to say that the woman should have no input in the decisions of the marriage and household. If that were so, then she would not be fulfilling the role as “helper.” However, when the roles become switched, and the wife begins to feel superior in knowledge and wisdom and compelled to straighten him out (and she certainly may have more understanding in an area), the dynamics in the marriage are altered, and the original purpose of the husband’s leadership role becomes compromised, just as it would be for a colonel to presume to direct the general in military affairs. The subordinate may very well know more than the higher ranking officer, but it is out of order for him to assert any authority over him. And with the wife, it is so most of the time when discussing weighty subjects. The husband will most likely learn better by the Holy Spirit and other men than by his wife nagging him or trying to impose her will or understanding of an issue, especially spiritual ones. Respect for him and his position is of much greater value than showing him that she is right and he is inept in a certain area.

When both spouses fulfill their roles according to the Word of God and by His Spirit, things run very smoothly. Even if only one would by faith continue to do so, all the while expecting the other to become eventually transformed by the Word, there is hope for things to go well. But if pride enters in them, conflict, problems, and big mistakes arise, just as in the case of Adam and Eve.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God…)

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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Breaking!!!!! US Droughts Not Getting Worse!!!!!

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Wow!!!  That’s weird!!!  Droughts in the US have become less frequent and severe!!!!   One wouldn’t know this by the press accounts of our droughts.  But, there’s the trend for hydrological droughts …. well, that’s only NOAA’s opinion

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How long must we suffer the fools who claim to worry about our climate?  If they refuse to recognize that we’ve much more serious things to concern ourselves with, then, we know their misanthropic nature. 

The data has consistently refuted their idiocy.  We’ve problems getting food to people.  We’ve terrorists attacking and wantonly killing.  We possess a global economy which leaves people starving or near starving.  Nations are on the verge of collapse.  There are people committing unspeakable horrors.  We’ve diseases ravaging the world, and there are still some lunatics out there believing it’s better to attack Western civilization over our consumption, rather than being worried about the things and people which will consume them.  or the rest of us.  I hope they get right with God, else, may they burn in hell.

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Not So Shocking News!!!!! Ebola In NYC!!!!!

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PATIENT DOCTOR TESTS POSITIVE FOR EBOLA IN NEW YORK CITY

If anyone wonders why I altered the headline, I would only say this.  There’s a distinction between alarming people and attempting to panic people. 

From the New York Times:

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.

The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test.

While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually, and had been preparing for this moment for months, the first case highlighted the challenges surrounding containment of the virus, especially in a crowded metropolis.

Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley and then took a taxi home.

Read the rest of the story here.

Thank goodness infected people can only transmit the disease on public transportation, rather than people being able to be infected while on public transportation with the diseased person.  Amirite?

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Shock News!!!!! Iranians Endorse Democrats!!!!! Punk Zero At The Same Time!!!!

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Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency (UPDATED)

The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.

The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS).

And with the deadline quickly approaching on talks between the U.S. and Iran over its contested nuclear program, Younesi’s denigrating views of Obama could be a sign that the regime in Tehran has no intent of conceding to America’s demands.

“Obama is the weakest of U.S. presidents, he had humiliating defeats in the region. Under him the Islamic awakening happened,” Younesi said in a Farsi language interview with Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.

“Americans witnessed their greatest defeats in Obama’s era: Terrorism expanded, [the] U.S. had huge defeats under Obama [and] that is why they want to compromise with Iran,” Younesi said.

The criticism of Obama echoes comments made recently by other world leaders and even former members of the president’s own staff, such as Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Younesi, a former minister of intelligence in the country, also had some harsh comments about U.S. conservatives and the state of Israel.

“Conservatives are war mongers, they cannot tolerate powers like Iran,” he said. “If conservatives were in power they would go to war with us because they follow Israel and they want to portray Iran as the main threat and not ISIS.”

Younesi took a more conciliatory view towards U.S. Democrats, who he praised for viewing Iran as “no threat.”

For the record, I know of no conservative advocating war with Iran.  But, I do know several conservatives who refuse to have the US punked by Iran.  Dims?  Not, so much.  Dims are punked by everyone, and laughed at on an international scale, as witnessed by this most recent example. 

h/t Lat

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Rand Coming To Kansas For Roberts!!!!!!

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Sen. Rand Paul to hold Wichita rally for Brownback, Roberts on Oct. 28

Two other Kansas rallies – in Pittsburg and in Overland Park – on Paul’s schedule for that day, too.

Well, I think Rand is to be in Pittsburg on Monday, but, it may have changed.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will hold three public rallies Oct. 28 in support of Republican incumbents Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts, including one in Wichita.

The Wichita event is from noon to 1 p.m. at Jabara Airport’s Hangar One, 3512 N. Webb Road.

The Kentucky senator will follow the Wichita stop with a rally from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Lamplighter Inn, 4020 Parkview Drive in Pittsburg. The third event is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. at Overland Park’s Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St.

Paul will also appear at private fundraisers and meetings during his visit to Kansas, according to a news release.

In addition to Paul’s rallies, two other events supporting Brownback and Roberts will be held Oct. 27.

The Mitt Romney rally for Roberts is set for 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Prairiefire shopping district, 5661 W. 135th St. in Overland Park. The Bobby Jindal rally for Brownback is scheduled for 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Steel and Pipe Supply, 401 New Century Parkway in New Century.

Brownback faces gubernatorial hopeful Democrat Paul Davis in the Nov. 4 general election. Independent [Dim] candidate Greg Orman is challenging Roberts in the senate race.

I don’t know about Lee or Scott as to whether or not they’ve come to Kansas, or will.  But, I can tell you Ted Cruz has been here for Roberts.  And, so has a plethora of other Repubs, of all stripes.  Texas Gov. Perry has been here for both Roberts and Brownback.  I’m certain Jindal will offer words of support for Roberts, as well as for Brownback, when he’s here. 

Consider this.  From Romney to Cruz, from Perry to Jindal, to Paul ….. they’re all showing up for Roberts.  What does this tell you?

Roberts is mild manner in nature.  He’s not a flame thrower like Cruz.  But, he’s every bit as conservative as Cruz.  He’s more fiscally conservative than most of them, and is socially conservative, but, socially liberal enough to have Rand Paul move for him. 

There’s not a Repub star who hasn’t turned out for him, except maybe the beached whale from New Jersey.  Again, this is telling. 

Roberts’ demeanor isn’t to throw fire, but, rather, argue with reason and calm demeanor.  He does get demonstrative, especially when the government moves outside it’s purview.  But, he’s a person they all believe in.  He’s rock solid and has been since we sent him to D.C.  He’s been there a long time.  I don’t know of another single senator who has been as consistent as Roberts who has been there for that length of time.

Ted Cruz was 10 years old when we sent that Marine Captain to D.C.  And, yet, Cruz is stumping for Roberts.  Rand Paul, who could start his own party if he wished, and doesn’t need Roberts’ support for anything, is coming to Kansas to stump for Roberts, the elder statesman. 

Roberts is the one who steadies the ship.  He helps the people like Cruz and Paul.  He works with them and for them.  He’s the guy people like Perry, Romney, and Jindal want to have in the Senate, were they to fulfill their presidential ambitions.  Not to be a rubber stamp, but, to be the guy they know. 

When a question comes up in the Senate, I never have to look to see where Roberts stands.  I already know.  Even on the very few points in which I may disagree with him, I already know.  He’s steady, he’s rock solid, ….heck, he’s a Marine.  He’s unwavering.  He’s been a fine representative of the state of Kansas, and a wonderful force for the good of his country.  Perry, Cruz, Paul, Romney …..  they all know this.  He’s a legend among the stars. 

Unfortunately, congress hasn’t done a very good job for the people.  This causes an anti-incumbent notion for all the people of the US, which is understandable.  And, this is the weakness of Kansas.  We are, and will be for decades to come, conservative.  But, that doesn’t stop the frustration with congress and the way things are.  And, so, from time to time, we throw the baby out with the bath water.  This is how we got Sibelius.  But, more importantly, this is how the nation was curse with Sibelius. 

Kansas, don’t you dare bring us more shame than this!!!!!  Don’t you dare send some other leftist to DC to represent Kansas!!!! 

I know there are some so-called Repubs in Kansas wanting Roberts to “move on”.  They feel it’s their turn and they can’t move up without Roberts out of the way.  They are of the ambitious sort and do not have Kansas, nor the US interests at heart.  They are some of the folk trying to unseat Roberts in favor of Orman. 

Kansas, don’t fall for this!!!!  Don’t be played, again!!!!  Look at what the last Dim did to Kansas and did to our country!!!!!!!  

Roberts personifies what Kansans are.  Quiet, unassuming, but, resolved.  I spent a considerable amount of time in my youth away from Kansas.  I’m not so quiet. 

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Leftist Media Take Glee In Physical Attack On Palin Girls!!!! Report It As Humorous!!!

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These are the same people outraged at the NFL for Ray Rice.  These are the same people who would preach that there’s never a reason for a man to put his hands on a woman.  These are the same people who say Repubs have a “war on women”. 

CNN Makes a Mockery of the Worst Moment of Bristol Palin’s Life, She Responds

Bristol Palin was pushed to the ground. She was dragged across the grass. She was called a “slut.” She was robbed.

CNN’s Carol Costello thought that was hilarious.

In what was perhaps the worst moment of Bristol’s life, the media treated her as a laughingstock. Outlets couldn’t wait to report on the “Palin family brawl” or the “thrilla in Wasilla” that occurred at a party in Anchorage, Alaska, and turn it into a TMZ segment. Heck, it was probably even on the verge of becoming a Saturday Night Live skit. MSNBC’s Joy Reid referred to it as a “stunt” and said John McCain should apologize for putting Sarah Palin on the ballot in 2008. But, the worst “report” of all, had to be thisinsensitive segment from CNN’s Costello.

CNN obtained the audio from the unfortunate incident. In the clip, an exhausted and shaken Bristol describes how a stranger pushed her sister Willow, then assaulted her. To make matters worse, Bristol had her five-year-old son Tripp in the car and she was clearly concerned for his safety as well. It is this audio clip that Costella told her viewers to “sit back and enjoy:”

 

 

For leftards, could there be a happier moment than hearing about a young lady getting attacked by a young man?  Well, no.  Not if the young lady’s last name is Palin. 

Repeat after me ……. “there is never a reason to put your hands on a woman or a girl”. 

Hypocritical frauds and sadistic bitches and bastards.  Please preach to us unwashed some more about the war on women. 

Now we see some leftards “apologizing”.

Kudos to some media for admitting their mistakes as well, like Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, who acknowledged the show had initially reported the story with a humorous tone.

Costello has yet to apologize.

UPDATE: She just did.

Well, Bristol may or may not accept your apologies.  I won’t.  You people are scum of the worse sort.  You reveled in the beating and humiliation of a woman attempting to defend her family.  You’ve demonstrated that all of the sanctimonious babbling about how women should be treated is something you, yourselves, don’t believe. 

Even if the worse is to be assumed of the young Palin girls, this is something to take glee in?  Something to make light of?  Does any woman deserve to be drug through the grass in a dress and robbed of her personal belongings?  What sort of cowardly boy does that?  What sort of cowardly people celebrate such cowardice and malice?

Preach to me, again, you bitches!  Maybe I’ll push you down and drag you around and rob you and humiliate you, and then I’ll revel in your plea for help.  What would you and your leftard friends say then? 

You people are abhorrent and an embarrassment to the human race.   

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Breaking!!!!! Homeland Security Makes Panty Raid!!!!!!

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Kansas City lingerie shopowners in a twist after Homeland Security’s panty raid

When two burly men walked into a Missouri women’s underwear store Tuesday, the owners didn’t think much of it — until the pair flashed their Homeland Security badges and confiscated several dozen panties bearing the initials “KC” in honor of the Kansas City Royals.

Danielle Meister, co-owner of Birdies Panties shop, said the undercover agents seized the lingerie, claiming the store violated copyright laws by selling underwear with “Take the Crown” and “KC” printed across the rear. Meister and her business partner, Peregrine Honig, said they wanted to celebrate the success of their hometown team — which on Wednesday night beat the San Francisco Giants to tie the World Series at one game apiece — by designing the panties.

“We printed these underpants because our team is doing well after so many years and we were excited,” Meister told FoxNews.com Thursday. “When we started posting them on social media, we were amazed at how many people wanted them.”

This image, provided by shop co-owner Danielle Meister, shows the “Lucky Royals” panties confiscated by Homeland Security agents Tuesday.

“The first people to buy them were actually police officers,” she said.

But the boom in sales of the Lucky Royals panties didn’t last long. 

“It all came crashing down on Tuesday when Homeland Security showed up and said we were committing a crime of copyright infringement,” Meister said. “My initial response was fear. How often does Homeland Security show up to your panty shop?”

“Were we breaking the law? Major League Baseball apparently thought we were. Was it done maliciously? No,” she said.

Major League Baseball spokesman Matt Bourne said counterfeit merchandise is a serious problem. 

“We support [Homeland Security's] efforts to protect fans from purchasing counterfeit tickets and merchandise while protecting legitimate businesses that are authorized to conduct those activities,” Bourne said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman Shawn Neudauer confirmed the incident to FoxNews.com, describing the raid by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents as “routine law enforcement.” …..

Read more at the link.

I’m so glad our Homeland Security is on the job!!!! 

I think we used to have other people handled such crimes which had the urgency of this heinous intentions.  I wonder if a phone call might have sufficed in lieu of the panty raid?

I feel so secure in my homeland, now!!!!! 

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Gems 2014 — October 23 Scripture Selection: I Timothy 1

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 23 Scripture Selection: I Timothy 1

Food for Thought: I Tim. 1:18, 19

“Good warfare” is one where we stay in the faith and have a good conscience. (We didn’t waive in our faith.) It is one where we “lay hold on eternal life (I Tim. 6:12),” and we do “not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Gal. 6:9).” There is no retreating. No surrendering. That’s good warfare.

With good warfare, we win. We cannot lose because the Captain of the host is Jesus. In fact, He has assured us in John 16:33 that the war with respect to the world has already been won: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” In addition, He has already conquered evil: “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it (Col. 2:15).” And since He abides in us, we, too, have overcome the wicked one (I John 2:13, 14; 4:4).

It was the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimonies that did it (Rev. 12:11). That’s why it is so important to stay in faith and watch what we say. Our words should be of testimonies of the truth and never defeat or fear. That’s good warfare.

It’s not the way the world would do it. Our weapons are not carnal, but they are MIGHTY (2 Cor. 10:3-6). Our armor is not the same as theirs, either, but with it we can stand against the wiles of the devil (Eph. 6:10-18). We have been supplied everything necessary for the victory.

Paul’s admonition to Timothy is the same for us today. Fight the good fight. Wage the good warfare. After all, “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Rom. 8:37).”

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God…)

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Abortion Barbie/Wendy Davis Fail!!!!!!!

Weasel Zippers are on a roll of late. 

Hilarious: Desperate Davis Campaign Busted Using Photo of VA College Republicans As Young TX Supporters…

This is just too funny. A group of College Republicans in Virginia tweeted out a couple photos of themselves after finishing up some door knocking for conservative candidates.

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A “girl” named @Lisa_In_Austin grabbed one of the photos and tweeted “My friends and I just voted for a candidate who stands for ALL of Texas!” with a picture of the Virginia College Republicans attached as if they just voted for Wendy Davis in Texas. Abortion Barbie’s Twitter then retweeted it with the message “Go GenWendy!”

Annnddddd busted:

 

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Read more at the link.

Dims so wish they had youthful supporters who look like this.  Instead they have permanently ugly and perpetually angry people supporting them. 

h/t Lat

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