Putz, Putsch? – UPDATED


The King is a Fink by Parker & Hart

As Harriet the Spy’s father would say: “what a finking thing to do!”

What a finking way to treat a visiting head of state who has always been a staunch ally.

Disgraceful.

Arrogant

Unstatesmanlike

Breathtakingly rude, willfully insulting

Contemptible

Bookworm asks: Has their ever been a more ungracious man in the White House?

Nope.

What an appalling Putz.

Sounds like putsch, a little, doesn’t it.

There, I’ve broken my own rule about referring to the American President in respectful tones, due to my respect for the office.

The King is a Fink. Anyone who can treat the visiting head of a loyal and important ally in such a manner -while supposedly “representing the people” of our nation- deserves our scorn and contempt.

Hey, how come Obama feels America has not right to tell other nations what to do, except when it comes to Israel?

Spengler: Obamalypse for Israel

Call what I am feeling today “patriotic dissent.” It is -we have been told- the very highest form of patriotism, after all.

The current holder of the office doesn’t respect my nation or the wishes of its people. He does not respect this nation’s traditional allies. I suspect that the current holder of the office does not respect that office as much as I do. If he did, he would not work out of it like a dictator or a thug.

Yes, I’m in a bad mood. It’s from all the Bad Medicine.

I’m also getting more than a little tired of the over-the-top hysterics and hyperventilating dramatics -and cries of “we’re being threatened and hated by cro-magnons I want to crush“- by the same people who either supported, laughed at, ignored or defended this sort of stuff, or told people to “lighten up” over it.

That was then, and this is now, or something.

Violence is to be abhorred. Threats of violence are to be abhorred, always. That should go without saying.

It should always go without saying. Shouldn’t it?

So, where were all these trembling willows a few years ago? What do they think of this? Where is their outrage over this? Hey, let’s throw charges of “racism” around recklessly, this doesn’t matter, right? (Language warning; you are warned)

But hey, if you can make a few bucks off of badly executed political theater, or make a little political hay, then it’s all good, right? Who cares what harm it brings to the country, if in the end it serves the political ends. right?

It’s sickening. I cannot believe what is happening to my country. We all suspected we were in trouble, with Obama, but it’s worse than we realized. I can’t believe how easy it was to pull America down.

All it took was a bait-and-switch in the presidential election, and a couple of “elected public servants” with the appetites for power, and the stomachs for sustained ruthlessness.

And of course, the unending help of the controlling, “useful idiot” media, who will change headlines when they are told to, and report what they’re told to, even when the Seinfeld Spit Scene was more compelling!

UPDATE: Over at NRO, Michael Fumento tries to alert the president to the fact that he is rhetoricizing under a misapprehension.. To which I could not help but respond to Fumento: “Lad, save yer breath for yer porridge; he doesn’t care. Frustrating as it is, you can write and write, and it won’t matter because he does. not. care. They do not care what the majority of Americans think.

It is unprecedented.”

Related:

“you can’t trample on people’s rights” and then expect them to just shut up and take it. But the Dems expect just that.
Master Illusionists
And now, the Communists (or, er, Our Communist Betters)
The Irony of Stupid Bare Flesh
With Personal Incomes Dropping, please explain how we pay for this?
Castro Loves Obamacare: But he got treated in Spain.
The Town Halls of August
“Bottled Piety”
“Living Hell” when dished from the left, not newsworthy.
But “the angry right” narrative goes on and on.
Creepy

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    Wow. You really missed the ball here.

    Come on, it’s not as if Netanyahu is the king of Saudi Arabia or Hugo Chavez, for which a bow would be appropriate. And besides — he’s not only a friend of America, he’s a Jew! A Jew who obviously does not understand that there are no Jews allowed in Palestine. So, he obviously deserves the Dalai Lama treatment of entering and exiting out the back door, next to the trash.

  • http://TheAnchoressonline Sandy Amos

    I am so tired of this, but I can’t seem to quit reading about it. I pray and give it to God, then I take it back. I’m a 61 year old grandmother that is so sad about the world my grandchildren are growing up in. I’m sad about how the people of the U.S. could have believed this President and so many are still are. We have become a nation of takers, wanting the government to make all our decisions for us and just take care of us. I pray that in November, the people will remember what is at stake. May God be with us.

    [I gotta tell you, I hate writing about it. After I wrote this I went to Mass and thought, "I don't want to write about politics, anymore; I can't. It's not good for my soul." And yet....sigh -admin]

  • Ellen

    I could not believe the rudeness – oh wait – remember how The Won dissed the Supreme Court justices to their faces? I think nothing is beyond him.

    I am getting seriously depressed, and yes I know that the good guys will eventually win since Jesus promised it, but right now I find it hard to remain optomistic.

    Oh well, just one more month before my retreat.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    I certainly hope that God will be with us. Holy Week is coming; good time to re-dedicate ourselves to Him.

    I fear the next seven months are going to be very bad.

  • Mutnodjmet

    I agree with you thoroughly.

    Yesterday, I was thinking that in my entire life as an American, I never felt I was a “target” of a particular President — even those with whom I disagreed. However, when Obama directed his “Go for it” comment to citizens wishing to repeal Obamacare, I felt the President was making me a personal enemy.

    Obama wants to not only spread the wealth, but spread the contempt, too.

    Humiliating Netanyahu was the most contemptible in a long sting of insults to key allies — podcasts to the Queen…canceling a radar facility in the Czech Republic and ground-based interceptors in Poland on the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Poland.. insulting the Indian Prime Minister by suggesting how honored he should be to be recognized at Obama’s first State Dinner.

    Bonus of the day: Our allies have to deal with three more years of the inanity.

    Or do they? I think not.

    There has been an altercation between the Koreas today, and a South Koran naval ship has been sunk. I think it is due, in part, to the North Korean leader “testing” our Deal Leader. What if it develops into something more; who will truly want to aid us?

    God help us all.

    Please promise me you will not feel the need to go to Confession nor retract this post in the near future. Your anger is righteous, truly.

  • http://sevenoaks-jeanne.blogspot.com/ Jeanne

    Time to back back American from elitists who think they know best for the people through every peaceful, lawful means we have at our disposal. And do it fast before they continue stomping on the Constitution and our personal rights as Americans.

    Keep the posts coming Anchoress. It seems like you’ve got a Friday political rant thing going. I for one enjoy them.

  • newton

    “I think nothing is beyond him.”

    Ellen, I think you’re correct. He’s showing more characteristics of a tyrant than of an elected leader.

  • http://!!!! kelleybee

    THE king IS A FINK….Yes! A petty one indeed. I think he enjoys sticking his finger in the eyes of our “friends”. Steve Forbes may be on the right track…Check out Newsbusters link.

    THE king IS A FINK!!!!

  • vw

    I didn’t vote for Obama… but I think there’s quite a bit of Chicken Little going on here. I also think that when government does things that “half the country” doesn’t like, the Believers seem to think God has abandoned them and instead of digging in to concepts like “love your neighbor unto heaping coals of shame on their head (paraphrased, haha)” they turn to a fear based “we have to take up arms” as if anywhere in the New Testament that is suggested. I think too many believers are enjoying this rant and fury because it gives them reason to be mean “in the name of God” etc. It’s easier to war than to turn to God with prayer and fasting and actually get out there and physically save the unborn (via helping the moms), or whatever your particular anger is about. Much of what’s out there is blasphemy and we ought to be very careful. We are not Jesus in that we can justify moneychanger anger. We are not God in that we could justify killing all of Egypt’s first born. Anger and Vengeance belong to God. We, like Mary can trust he hears our prayers. But I don’t hear a lot of trust going on here. What, you fear Obama is stronger than God? That God won’t hear your prayers? No, it’s that most aren’t praying, they’re printing un-checked propaganda “hot off the presses.” God Bless you Anchoress, I really enjoy your Catholic posts, but please be careful with your enjoyment of this political theatre because there is much scandal to be had.

    [You're quite wrong; I do not "enjoy this political theater;" it is sickening to me, and nowhere will you find from me any support for "God has abandoned us" or "take up arms" rhetoric. If you read my blog as you say you do, you should know that. It doesn't change the fact that for the past 10 years we have seen many instances of ppl on the left proposing violence, or suggesting that their opponents are barely human. Over the years I myself I have rec'd threats, and emails declaring that I was a "sub-human" or that my family members should "die slow painful deaths." So you'll forgive me if I feel the need -in the midst of this contrived hysteria from the left and the media, which I think is exceedingly unwise- to point out that some on the right have been subjected to this stupidity for years, without so much as as a disapproving sigh from the media or the Dem leadership, without feeling the need to bang public drums about it. Downplaying fringe behavior is always the wisest course; it is not the course the left is choosing. Why should they, when they have a stranglehold on the press that is so eager to promote this extremely divisive narrative?

    Please tell me you wrote similar warnings on left-leaning blogs while they were deploying threats of violence and extreme, hot rhetoric that the left deployed from 1999-2009. I'd be heartbroken to hear you found that stuff somehow less worrisome than a fake report of a spitting, a fake report of a racist yell, a fake report of a rock thrown through a 30 story window, and a few unhinged (and abhorrent) stupid threats made by unhinged (and abhorrent) people. Consistency is important, at this stage, I think. In our new Animal Farm Government, some threats are more threat-y than others, and racism and hotheaded eliminationist rhetoric are just sometimes things. Oh, and this sort of hypocrisy and outright lying from the MSM is typical...but it is not helping.-admin]

  • http://www.piousladies.org Rae Stabosz

    What’s been getting me through the days is remembering that Jesus never lived in a free society. If he could hack living as a subjugated member of a society ruled by tyranny, I guess so can I.

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  • http://TheAnchoressonline Sandy Amos

    While I know that God hasn’t abandoned us, I feel that a lot of citizens have abandoned him. So with that in mind, I wonder how long God will continue to bless us. He gave us free will and it seems to me that some people in this country don’t believe they are accountable to anyone, much less God. Call it Chicken Little if you want, but I am not perfect and I think the person that we have elected has no place in his heart at this moment for God’s will. Yes, I do pray for our elected leaders, but that doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to what is going on.

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  • http://www.savkobabe.blogspot.com Gayle Miller

    He’s a PUTZ. That means he’s the East end of a West-facing horse.

    Israel is one of our staunchest and most dependable allies. Netanyahu is a head of state, democratically elected. He is not a prince or a king but then neither is our president! The difference is that our president lacks good manners and common sense, as well as simply class. He is an embarrassment to this nation and anyone who voted for him should hang their head in shame!

    Meanwhile, we must continue to pray for our country in order to prevent further damage being done under this idiot’s administration.

  • AC Chickadee

    I began reading blogs during the campaign. I started out with CNN because we didn’t get Fox News at that time and, after a couple of weeks, I couldn’t take it anymore and checked the Internet for blogs like this. I get Fox News now – and I watch it from time to time – but I prefer reading blogs. You express very eloquently the things that I feel. The Internet and reputable blogs like this have enabled us to get the truth. Keep up the good work!

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    We are not Jesus in that we can justify moneychanger anger. We are not God in that we could justify killing all of Egypt’s first born. Anger and Vengeance belong to God.

    VW — be careful of falling into the error of relativism.

    Truth is truth, love is love.

    There is not a standard of truth and love for God and another for human beings. Truth is truth and love is love. Both truth and love are objective, not subjective.

    God is not Allah. Just because God does something does not, simply because He does it, make it good. He does good because He is good, and what He does is already objectively good. Allah, on the other hand, as Pope Benedict pointed out at Regensburg, is not this way. The Muslim idea of Allah’s omnipotence permits him to act contrary to objective truth, but because of his being all-powerful, he is permitted to do that. This is contrary to the Judeo-Christian conception of God, who is Reason and, thus, cannot act contrary to Himself, that is, contrary to objective truth and love. God cannot be not God.

    God is love, God is truth, and we are called — by Jesus Himself — to be perfect like our Father in heaven is perfect. There are not two standards of love and truth.

    And when we read of God’s “anger” and “vengence,” we must read those words in light of that same Love and Truth.

  • http://rockportconservatives.blogspot.com/ Ruth H

    I wrote on my blog today before I saw this. I am not as eloquent, I mostly quote. But I wrote I was ashamed of my president and I am. I think he is like a recalcitrant teen. He is, but HE HAS THE POWER, and he is using it to absolutely ruin our country. I do not have faith it will ever be turned around, November may be too late to even help.
    I truly fear for the United States of America. We are no longer the hope of the world. To our shame.

  • vw

    I appreciate the comments, truly. I live and work in left leaning communities where I get to be the abhorrent one who says “I’m pro-life” to the shock of everyone who thinks that any “conservative” is a vicious hater right now. So yes, I need to watch out for relativism because I love a lot of lefties and I’m sure that affects me. I may be a bit off on the fear of the nation going to pot and righteous anger barometer. I say that humbly, not sarcastically. So my two cents, which may not be worth a lot here (!) is that I don’t think the sky is falling. I don’t think Obama is as powerful or off center as many do – I don’t think much media (msm, fox, msnbc etc) can really be trusted right now and we all search for what we want to hear (and pretend we don’t want to hear)… and I think this health care bill will help more than it will hurt. That said, I will continue to roll up my sleeves (quite literally) to end legal abortion on demand. My mother once told me that any time someone says “I hate to say this” there is usually relish in their tone and it’s something that quite honestly does not NEED to be said… So maybe I have a tough time believing you are hating all this, but that doesn’t mean I’m right. I agree with so much that you do say!! Esp about Terry Pratchett! God Bless us all, truly, truly, even the left!

    [Look. I agree with you that for many, part of the angst right now (both left and right) comes from "hearing what one wants to hear" -that's a fair observation and something to be guarded against; it's something almost everyone can fall into from time to time. But you can believe me all they way down to your marrow that I hate this, hate writing about this, hate seeing it, hate the cynicism being habituated, hate all of it. Generally, you can pretty much take me at my word and so you can believe that I'm not having any fun, because I find my spirit being torn. Part of me wants only to pray, to worship, to look at everything with an eye to the "long view" and nothing else. Part of me wants to never write about politics again. I went to mass after writing this post today, and sat in the back, in a pew, saying, "I don't want to write about this crap anymore." But this crap is what's going on, and it's like a daily deluge of it (say this for Obama and Pelosi; they certainly don't take days off!). When Obama does something I can agree with (and I know that I will be mighty torn when he comes upon the illegal immigration issue, because I tend to support some sort of grandfathering-in program, but I'm sure Obama will take it farther left than I can support) I'll be the first to say I agree. I am still just astounded that the teachers union means more to him than poor kids who were benefiting from a school voucher program in DC. I'm still working on coming up with something helpful on that.

    You know what's awful? If Obama were smart, he'd have governed as he ran, very likely -if he'd put his positions forth with a genial manner, and said "let's work together" instead of "shut up, I won"- he'd probably have everything he wanted, and more, without all this rancor, because a third of the nation (the centrist third that is now aligned on the negative side of his polls) and a third of the congressional GOP would have gone along with him, could probably have been brought along with some very basic reassurances, and a patient hand. But instead he had to be a steamroller; he had to be insulting. He had to be arrogant and disdainful and hectoring. Instead of bringing the nation to where he is at with a bit of finesse, he let it be known that he simply does not care what anyone thinks. Now he has unrest. Then again, I begin to think he rather likes the unrest, too, because in the end that will serve his aims. And perhaps it's better than he has done all this so brusque-ly. It woke a lot of people up out of their slumber. So yes, I hate this; I can see where none of it was necessary. If anyone "loves" what's going on, right now, they're either people who are stuck in 1968 and eager to relive it, or they are drama queens, or they are perpetual adolescents. No one with any sense can love this. -admin]

  • Judith L

    I believe that the current POTUS has a bone-deep antipathy for the United States of America as she is Constituted and what he meant by Change was changing all the basic institutions and elements of government. I hope, even pray that I’m wrong. But the evidence just keeps accumulating.

  • Emkay

    I don’t care how physically tall he may be – he is truly a little man.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    I believe that the current POTUS has a bone-deep antipathy for the United States of America

    It goes deeper than that, I fear. There is a deep strain in leftist thought that has bone-deep antipathy for all of mankind — that man himself needs to be reinvented, that Creation itself needs to be redone, since “God” (if she really existed) obviously did such a lousy job and because all those evil white, christianist, male, misogynist, anti-gay, racist, ameri-eurocentric, bourgeois, rich people have stolen every thing they have from The People, necessitating, as a matter of JUSTICE, that it be taken away and the entire corrupt existing order be leveled to dust.

  • Rand Careaga

    If anyone “loves” what’s going on, right now, they’re either people who are stuck in 1968 and eager to relive it, or they are drama queens, or they are perpetual adolescents. No one with any sense can love this.

    I’m personally neither stuck in 1968, a drama queen or a perpetual adolescent. It seems passing strange to me that the Anchoress will admit of no legitimate dissent from a rather, ah, intemperate post (I had to scroll back up to the header to verify that I was at First Things and hadn’t dialed in Pam Geller by mistake). But passions and blood pressure appear to be running high this week (my own are both serviceably low, thank you).

    I wouldn’t say that I “love” what’s going on, but all in all I think the week’s developments were positive, and the apocalyptic rhetoric from the silver medalists strikes me as a bit outlandish. Regarding the purported snub of Netanyahu, it seems to me that no lasting harm, and possibly some good, will come of reminding our plucky chum in the eastern Mediterranean just who’s the junior partner in the arrangement, as they occasionally exhibit some confusion on this point.

    And please (perhaps needlessly anticipating trouble here): if disdain for the thuggish Netanyahu and the Likud constitutes anti-semitism, I have a couple of million Israeli voters joining me in that corner.

    I wish our host and my fellow commentators here greater peace of mind as we glide into Easter week.

    [You and I will never agree, but I appreciate the last sentiment. I need a good scripture study class and movement away from politics. I think next week will be a politics-free zone around here. -admin]

  • Rand Careaga

    O ye of little faith! (insert emoticon)

    You and I will never agree.

    Never say that, Anchoress. It is admittedly unlikely, but not beyond the scope of God’s grace, that you will convert me to Catholicism, the creed into which both my apostate parents (mother Irish; father Mexican) were born. And I in turn, while not entertaining unrealistic hopes, will never exclude the possibility that you might someday be coaxed away from rough company in which you presently find yourself.

    [As opposed to the rough company on the other side who so conveniently escape the notice of the press? Link :-) If you get converted it will God's own grace that does it, nothing by my effort. But you're right. Never say never. -admin]

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    I went to mass after writing this post today, and sat in the back, in a pew, saying, “I don’t want to write about this crap anymore.”

    That’s what despots plan on, that the people eventually get tired, shut up, accept their fate, and put on the yoke of tyranny.

    But it is in times like these, these twilight times, that the world needs the light more than ever. If you shut up, if those like you don’t write about this crap anymore, and do not be a light, then all that is left is the creeping darkness.

  • Manny L.

    Can every every week contain an outrage from this administration? I was in total shock when I read how Obama treated Netanyahu. Even if you disagree with someone or don’t like him, he still was a respected guest. Was this Obama just being peeved or was he sending a signal? I can’t tell. Obama has such little experience it’s quite possible Obama got peeved and reacted. Still he must have counsels with him, so I would have to assume this was a consciously thought out move. I don’t know. I just want another president.

  • Michelle

    I’m new to your blog and I just love it. Thanks for putting things into perspective for me. (I found you on St. Joseph’s feast day. I was so angry with Pelosi for her statements and found your blog via a link).

    Hope you have a wonderful Holy week!

  • aardvark

    Zechariah. Chapter 2, verse 8 and 9 reads, “For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you–for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye–I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me.”

    The President would be wise to commit it to memory.

  • Mutnodjmet

    If anyone cares to send a letter of support to Israel and Netanyahu, here is the place to do it:

    Contact – Office of Israeli Prime Minister.

  • F

    Anchoress,
    I’ll bet the Paul Revere’s, etc. HATED what was going on, but, made a responsible, informed decision to do something about it. Seems to me you have made a decision to keep the information flowing for not just yourself but your wide readership. This I appreciate, much as I abhor what is being foisted on us right now in reality and history. I appreciate your willingness to address the issue, foul as it is. I find your dealing with the times we live in very adult, very seriously concerned and very useful. You dedicate the time I do not have to parse things, find articles, etc. This is a service to us. Chicken little or not, we all need to reckon with the aggregious thievery going on: our rights are being taken away. Will we risk our comfort and being derided to point out the truth or hole away in some self-made non-reality praying and being pious while our nation and our rights are eroded? I find your reaction healthy.

  • Trump

    Anchoress:

    You write this:
    “Violence is to be abhorred. Threats of violence are to be abhorred, always. That should go without saying”

    Then you write this:
    “It’s sickening. I cannot believe what is happening to my country. We all suspected we were in trouble, with Obama, but it’s worse than we realized. I can’t believe how easy it was to pull America down”

    Given point #1, how do you propose to save the country or fix the country based on point #2?

    The left has shown they don’t care about electoral consequences in the slightest. They’re playing a long game here. They know the GOP won’t or can’t entirely undo everything and when they get their hands on power again, they’ll ratchet it up again.

    if they don’t care about being answerable to the voters, just what is left?

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Rand, did you take a look at any of the many links the Anchoress provides in this post?

    I think it might be wise to do so, before you start talking to airily about “rough company.”

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    And, remember, all this uproar about Israel has to do with Israel’s building—houses. That’s right, houses! To shelter their own people.

    Would that Obama, and his administration, would get with the far more thuggish Ahmadenijad, who is building nukes in Iran, or some of our other “plucky chums” in the non-Israeli Middle-East, such as Pakistan, Egypt and Gaza, who receive billions in American foreign aid, and yet, so far from considering themselves “Junior partners”, seem to consider themselves our masters. (And, anyway, when you swank around treating other countries as “junior partners”, don’t be surprised if they resent it—and cease being partners, junior or otherwise, at all. You can only push that sort of thing so far.)

    Obama’s treatment of Britain and Poland is contemptible, as was his treatment of the Dalai Lama (is he a “thug” too?) There’s no excuse for it.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    And, let’s not forget Obama’s friendship with our new “plucky chum”, Hugo Chavez!

  • Elaine S.

    Sooner or later, everyone lets us down or betrays us in some way. Bart Stupak let us down. Obama let us down (for those who really believed his message of “hope and change,” that is; for the rest of us he’s just living down to our expectations). Both Bushes let us down. I can think of dozens of other elected officials that have let us down. For that matter, my husband and my family have let me down numerous times. And I have let people down too many times to count.

    And for that matter, the Apostles let Jesus down in his hour of greatest need. Judas betrayed him, of course, and Peter denied him three times; and all the rest, except John, were nowhere to be found on Calvary.

    If followers of Christ had been blogging back then, I can imagine what some of them would be saying: “What lying POS’s they all are! They all belong in hell beside their buddy Judas!” Even after the Resurrection, they would probably be saying “How can he possibly stick with that group of pathetic losers? He should throw them all out and start over!”

    Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to make direct comparisons between any particular public figure and the Apostles… just pointing out that even the Apostles weren’t immune to the kind of failure of leadership we see today. Yet, Jesus didn’t give up on them… and he doesn’t give up on us.

  • Warren Bonesteel

    Love them or hate them, Israel is not a nation to abandon to the tender mercies of her neighbors.

    IF she finds herself with her back against eh wall in a military confrontation with her neighbors…she has The Sampson Option…which she denies she has, of course. otoh, we know that Israel has at least two hundred nukes of various sizes, and by some account they have more than four hundred nukes.

    If that non-existent Sampson Option is invoked, Israel may lose a war against overwhelming force, but some 300-500 million Muslims will die within a few weeks of her own demise, radiation, starvation and disease, asthe infrastructure of a number of nations will be completely disrupted.

    …and the world’s economy will collapse as a direct result.

    Armageddon scenarios are most definitely and realistically on the table, here, folks.

  • Lisa

    It’s been a very difficult week – Obamacare and the attacks of those who oppose the legislation, the attacks on the Holy Father and moving towards the end of Lent. Anchoress, I pretty much read your blog daily. Please know that you’ve touched my heart and have made a difference in my life for the better. Take rests & retreats, but please keep writing. America may fade away, but we all are just sojourners on this Earth…

    This passage has been on my mind all week:
    Romans 8:28
    And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

    We are all one breath away from eternity.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Hmmmm, let me see. . .

    Iran is working on getting nukes. North Korea has just attacked a South Korean ship. Obama is making a treaty with Russia’s Putin (does anybody else think this is not a good idea?) Hugo Chavez has arrested the head of the last T.V. channel that opposed him, Mexico is imploding, Islamic terrorists are fighting to take over the southern Philippines, Christians are being massacred in Nigeria.

    Meanwhile, the Hamas Deputy Minister of Religious Endowments has called for Allah to “Poison the air breathed by Jews, the Crusaders and the Zionists!” Talking about us Americans, he states “May allah turn the food they eat to poison in their bellies!” Lovely.

    (Netanyahu is the thug, supposedly, not him!)

    But let’s all worry about those horrid Israeli houses, and direct our entire foreign policy towards bullying it into submission.


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