Huge Sigh

My friend, Bill Quick, gave me permission to re-post a precious piece he wrote today.  There were a privileged few of us who lived in that day and age, one which shall never be duplicated.  We were fortunate, for we lived in an America that was the freest and most civilized any American has ever known.  You had to be there.  I was.

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In Memoriam | The Kakistocracy

If you are under fifty, almost none of these pictures will have any meaning for you.  But if you are older, the older you are, the more you will find meaning in these old photos (and there are dozens here).

By meaning, I don’t mean simple recognition, in the sense that you’ve seen something similar posted on the Internet, or run across one in a magazine when you cleaned out your dad’s attic after the funeral.  I’m talking about personal meaning, about having actually lived the life depicted in these ageing photographs.

In the above pic, for instance (which could certainly have come from the days of my childhood in the early fifties), note the shoes those boys are wearing.  They are leather lace-ups.  What we call today sneakers or running shoes or whatever didn’t really exist for kids back then.  There were tennis shoes, of course, but only a few kids at the country club played tennis, and that was the only time they wore such footgear either.

The rest of us wore leather lace-up shoes everywhere, and a common parental lament was how badly we tore them up, wore out the soles, or outgrew them.

Here’s another:

The moderns would be hard-pressed to understand just what it was like when American auto-iron ruled the entire world.  Boys grew up lusting after these vehicles.  Postwar adults bought them by the millions.  New models were announced once a year, around Labor Day as I recall, and Americans waited with bated breath to see what new wonders Detroit would bestow upon us each year:  Tail fins!  Convertibles!  Bigger V-8s!  Superglide automatic transmissions!

I went car-mad around the age of 12.  I doodled dream cars in the margins of my notebooks.  My dad was a Pontiac guy, and got a new one every year.  (Eventually he became a Buick guy, but that’s another story).  So I was a Pontiac guy as well.  The area in which I was raised – Muncie/New Castle/Anderson – was entirely built on the American auto industry.  It had the largest local of the United Auto Workers in the world, bigger even than Detroit’s.  The once-iconic Muncie fourspeed was manufactured in a gigantic Warner Gear plant out on the west side that ran three shifts a day and employed eight or nine thousand workers.

You picked car makers the same way you picked sports teams, with Ford, GM, and Chrysler being the main franchises, and the dozens of various brands – Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, Lincoln, Cadillac, Pontiac, Buick, and so on, being individual teams.  And, of course, each make had several models for you to choose from.

Volkswagen?  Toyota?  Honda?  Who dat?

On the days each new model was revealed, you could find me and dozens of kids like me – and not a few adults – slobbering on the huge plate glass windows of the local auto dealerships, as parties, buntings, and free soda pop announced the debut of each new offering.  There was nothing analytical about our reactions.  They were purely visceral.  They were a part of the American experience, and unless you are of a certain age today, you have no idea what that experience was.

It looked like this, actually.

Here’s another.  This sort of thing was so common in the days of my youth as to be both endemic and unremarkable.  It was, of course, tied to the automobile.

In Muncie, the drive-in restaurant with the roller-skating waitresses was called Burkies.  You saw a pale and gussied-up version of that culture in the movie Grease, but that was Hollywood make-believe.  Happy Days was a bit closer to the mark, but still, it was television.

We lived it.  Burkies was where we went at dusk, before things, or late on a hot summer night, after things, or on a sparkling Saturday afternoon, for burgers, cokes, cars, and girls.  And an occasional fist fight, which never resulted in much of anything serious, certainly not the explosion of panty-wetting that accompanies any instance of youthful middle-class male violence these days.

I see pictures like these, and I can smell the aroma of new cars, the scorched charcoal fragrance of the Burkie’s Big Burger, and I can still feel the little moment of terror when I realized I’d somehow managed to rip one of the soles of my leather lace-up shoes half off clambering over the big pile of rocks at the abandoned coke plant down by the river, and what would my mom say?

America, for many of us, used to be a place we lived in.  Now, for many more, it is simply something to look at in old pictures, an expression of blank incomprehension on their mugs.

Check out the rest of these pictures, and see which group you fall in.

The fact that both groups exist, and the second is inevitably larger than the first, and continually growing, offers an explanation of why America has somehow managed to get one foot in the dustbin of history.  The physical framework remains, after a fashion – 57 states, a Congress, a President, and supposedly even a constitution, but all of that is hollowed out these days, filled with millions and millions of laws designed to plague us even as the leach out all the juice from the now-rapidly corpseifying nation I experienced, filled with armies of ideological cockroaches who, never having lusted after a brand new red and white Pontiac convertible, make war on the automobile in general, and children raised not to put on their scuffed leather lace-up shoes and run outside and play, but groomed instead to be good little girls (even the boys), while functioning primarily as logo-billboards for soul-less global mega-corporations.

Today, we all live in something called America, but it is a dessicated husk compared to the real thing.

Our Hour Has Come!

Easter VII – John 17:1-26

Title: Our Hour Has Come

Theme: How Has Our Hour Come?

Goal: Connect what Christ did, to who we are!

Malady: We are not looking to things eternal.

Means: What Jesus Did Do, And Why.

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1 As these words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

2 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

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In the Name of the Father and of the + Son

and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

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Our Hour Has Come?  What on earth are you talking about, Pastor?  He said it was “His” hour that has come.  Not ours!

At first glance – that seems to be the case.  But ONLY at first glance.  With the sole exclusion of verse one, where Jesus directs the prayer to his Father, the rest of the whole prayer, Jesus directs the Father’s attention to the Apostles, and to the whole Church on earth, then, and until He returns – which includes, I pray, all of us sitting here this morning!

Before I start, the first thing I want everyone to understand – this whole text is at once LAW – for it to fulfill the Law which we cannot, that Jesus is going to His death on the Cross.  It is a stark reminder of how seriously God views our sin!  And then, why only of, in Christ, could do what Jesus told the Baptist – who was protesting having to baptize Jesus:

Permit it at this time, in order to fulfill all righteous.

His baptism was into the Cross – His bloody work for us, and which is given to each of us who are baptized – from the oldest of us here, to the tiniest newborn babe among us!

So likewise, our Gospel lesson is filled to over-flowing with the Gospel of our forgiveness and that of the whole Church on earth, whenever, wherever!

Let us examine our text:

As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

There is so much packed into those words it is hard to single out one or two.  So – we won’t!

With Jesus acknowledging the Father had given Him power over all flesh, is also to tell us these 20 centuries later, that Christ has full authority from Heaven – the very authority we find in Matthew 28:19; speaking of His Ascension, which was this past Thursday:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

Go!  Make disciples!  How?  By baptizing them in the Name of our Triune God, and teaching them to observe – to believe – all that Christ had said and done on earth!  That simple . . . that HUGE!  And yet – precise the basics to which Luther returned the Church, and which, down through the centuries, has always “grown” the Church!

To every Mom about to have her new baby, I have always offered to come to the hospital on the day of birth, and do the child’s Baptism then and there.  Have Mom’s and Dad’s minds settled on that count.  the nurses would close the room, or set us up in a “closed” waiting room for the event.  Nurses would stay.  And even some grandparents told me – “I wish our pastors had done that!”  It is that important – and Jesus puts it at the top of the list in the Great Commission.

Which brings us to the task we as Pastor have in a specific way, and which the entire “royal priesthood” of the whole Church has as its task.  All we preach, all we tech, all we say and do as Church is taking from, and returns back to – the Words of Jesus!  It is not from “manual depicting how the Church can be ever more smashingly successful if we only add to Jesus’ words the wisdom of man.  All the programmatic “Do it this way or that” manuals and programs out their aren’t worth spit next to the words of Jesus:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

It is impossible to do, in any other way, than the way which our Lord gave us to do it.  It IS that simple, and that difficult!  Jesus goes on –

15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

We are made holy SOLELY through the Word, as it comes to us in the preaching of the Apostles doctrine, as we will hear next week – Repent (change!) and be Baptized, receive the Holy Spirit in your Baptisms.  The Apostles doctrine (teaching). and communion – the breaking of bread and prayer.  There is the Christian’s “church growth”  manual, my fellow believers.  The world and its ideas are no match!

This is done through us, in Word and Sacrament, here in the world, but we are not of the world!  Then – the most beautiful to our ears – especially we who live in a time 20 centuries after the Crucifixion!  It is our solace in times of trial, and our glory in times of joy.  We have been sanctified – made holy – by what Christ has done, and is still doing for us, through the Scriptures.  The world calls that “pipe-dreaming” or pie-in-the-sky-by-and-by.”  They are not relying on the Word and the Holy Gospel, but their own wisdom.  And we are sent out into that world as Christ was sent into this world, to teach the faith into repentant souls who see the dead ends the world teaches.

But Jesus isn’t quite finished:

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

2 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

If I try to unpack all of that, we’ll be still here this time next Sunday.  We are one with Christ and the Father, and the Holy Spirit whose Word brings us all these treasures.  Come back to these verse Christ, only hours before His bloody crucifixion for us, uttered for each and every one of us – in whatEVER situation we find ourselves.  All of that – existing ultimately in Christ’s and God’s love for us, is to know we have not been forsaken in any trial and tribulation.

And it that we might know – her where the Word of the Gospel is rightly preached, and the Blessed Mysteries of the Sacraments, that the Church may be found, praying and believing as One.  It is why the liturgy which we pray(!) has what I and others call “the eternal sameness” – to reminds us that Christ is the same yesterday, today, and unto the end of the age (also the great conclusion of the Great Commission!)  It is to point away from this world, and to come into God’s presence, and to, with the angels and the archangels and all the company of heaven, of those gone home before us, we sing, every week(!) the most blessed and same words of the Sanctus, addressed to the whole Holy Trinity in the first three words:

Holy, Holy Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth; Heaven and earth are full of thy glory!  Hosanna!  Again, said three times – Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.  Hosanna – three times.

And yet – as gloriously grand and full of promise as is this long prayer – all of it is packed into the Prayer the Lord Jesus gave us, the Lord’s Prayer!  There in each recital of the prayer, to bring us all the glories of which Jesus spoke and prayed.

So – very simply put again – In Jesus’ “hour” – is our “hour.”  His all is our all, and it is particularly why I love Paul’s words to fellow preachers:

I am determined to know nothing among you, but Christ, and Him crucified.

For us, it is always “our hour” – in the crucified and risen Christ.

Amen.

Looks Like a Blast!

Mea Culpa.  I do go here to see what new and remarkable, previously unknown Lutheran theology can be gleaned from the site.  Kiddies’ pool theologically, and on the occasions I do offer comments, I end the comments.  But it’s a diversion.

But when my chat bud, after reading my responses to this little JW jewel, sent me here . . . I blew a beer.  It was worth it.

After properly spanking Hess and sending him to his room, and linking a Sonntag quote now set aside for later reading, the writer (Beaumains?) lifts a bunker buster from the AC, which demolishes this almost sacramental worship of adiaphora that abounds today:

[​W]e teach that in these matters​ (i.e., adiaphora)​ the use of liberty is to be so controlled that the inexperienced may not be offended, and, on account of the abuse of liberty, may not become more hostile to the true doctrine of the Gospel, or that without a reasonable cause nothing in customary rites be changed, but that, in order to cherish harmony, such old customs be observed as can be observed without sin or without great inconvenience. And in this very assembly we have shown sufficiently that for love’s sake we do not refuse to observe adiaphora with others, even though they should have some disadvantage; but we have judged that such public harmony as could indeed be produced without offense to consciences ought to be preferred to all other advantages [all other less important matters]. (Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XVI, 51-52)

As good as that one is, the following – which they linked from Gottesdienst, precipitated another sinus cavity beer flush:

Here’s a theological tribute to Primer Martinus et Alter Martinus from the Rev’d Dr. D. Richard Stuckwisch…

It is also clear and straightforwardly obvious, that Walther and Pieper, following the 17th-century Lutheran scholastics, were “receptionists.” That is to say, they taught that the Body and Blood of Christ were present only in and with the actual eating and drinking, and neither before nor after nor apart from that eating and drinking. This “receptionist” teaching follows from the emphases of Melanchthon, which stood in tension with Luther’s emphases while both men were still alive, but which developed and sharpened in Melanchthon, in his students and beyond, in the years following Luther’s death. Resulting controversies over a right understanding of the axiom, that “nothing has the character of a Sacrament outside of its intended use,” were addressed by the Formula of Concord. However, in spite of the Formula’s clarification, and in spite of Luther’s and Chemnitz’s understanding and explanation of the axiom in question, subsequent generations of Lutheran scholars adopted and taught a “receptionist” interpretation of the axiom, and, therefore, of the Sacrament. This view was fostered and solidified by a reliance on Aristotelian philosophy, or, rather, on a misunderstanding and misuse of Aristotle’s “four causes.” Walther and Pieper followed the Lutheran scholastics in this vein, and read back into Luther and Chemnitz and the Formula of Concord that “receptionist” view, which came to predominate.

What a smack down on the tripe and crap being bantered about how everything under the sun can be classified as adiaphora, all the while putting forth the true and proper understanding of what happens when the Words of Institution are pronounced!

And the clear distinction made between Martys I & II, and Walther and Pieper . . . doesn’t that border on the heretical, and worthy of being defrocked in the LCMS? Hilarious!  cool

Okay – said my piece.  I’m hooked!  no

Pax

Throwing Darts at the Map

Why do we have a Supreme Court?  Because most often, they know where the flush handle is on the toilet.

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The Seth Rich matter is going to detonate in the midst of the commie dems, and Comey’s notes are being read by Sessions as I key.  Popcorn (white cheese for me) and beer thirty!

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Tuck and roll.  Taught to us in the military.  Baseball coaches.  Still remembered the lessons trying 8 steps on the staircase last night – backwards.  One bruised rib.  And for the first time in a long time, I don’t like my Pug today, for wrapping my ankle with his leash as he did.  But worse is happening, and perspective is keeping me humble.  More when I can so . . .

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Sean took an extended Memorial Day Weekend.  Apt.  I more than suspect the vacation will be longer.  James and Lachlan will have finished taking their inheritance.

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Penguin Boy always did have goofy politics – way back when – and now.  Still checking in his undies to see what he is.

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Of course, Fran is right!

Therefore, the solution must be wholesale:

  • Every Muslim currently residing in a Western nation must be expelled.
  • No further immigration from majority-Muslim nations can be permitted.
  • Every vestige of Islam that remains behind must be eliminated:
    • All mosques must be destroyed;
    • All embassies from Islam-dominated nations must be delegitimized;
    • No further “diplomatic” intercourse between the West and Islam can be permitted.

     All of this must be agreed upon by the entire First World, made a matter of law, protected against modification or “interpretation” by custard-headed regimes, and enforced with ruthless vigor. Absolutely no exceptions can be allowed.

     It sounds like a harsh prescription because it is. It’s also the only one that has a chance of working.

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I could go places right now, that would make most heads swivel 360 degrees continuously.  But I shan’t.  So many socks and shorts as innocent victims!  Panic.  Nah – keep my crystal ball to myself.

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I am enjoying Donald immensely.  The election was like my Beloved Sox (sorry, Fran!).  Discombobulated the commie dems, turned the GOPe into zombies, and has the media slef-destructing.  Gotta love it!  In my lifetime, all of that has happened!

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As it turns out, the Ruskie stuff was all bullshyte.  With Rich’s death and Trump due back in 3 days – looks like time to party, Sports Fans!

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Seems FOX, now that it has crashed into the very same lying and worthlessness as the rest of the alphabet-soupers, has decided to proceed directly to brain-dead, and not merely be third-rate.  He mighta got even more kudos had he brushed the phone aside with his left hand, and popped the British SJW right in the nose.  Give him something to remember his journey to Montana by!  Hope the Dude wins anyway!  The press deserves whatever they get!

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Donald – wipe this one off the books and close the EPA immediately!  Tits – boar hog – all of that!

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Yo!  Bad guys!  You seeing what is?

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SJW’s have  invaded even the most conservative theological sites.  One of my fave regular reads, is making me wonder if this idjit has taken over the site and no one knew!

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Looks as though a favorable decision will result, but what an asinine suit that was to begin with!

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“The state of liberal Christianity was once characterized as “a God without wrath [who] brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”  Though some may have complained that H. Richard Niebuhr was exaggerating when he first wrote those words, the perspective we see today knows just how prescient he was in his characterization of a Christianity consumed with happy talk instead of truth.”    Larry Peters

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Tweet of the Week! –

Now put that Montana Gianforte guy alone in a room with Paul Ryan 🤠

Gianforte – 51%-44%

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So, tell me again.  Which one is the religion of peace?

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Molochians yukking it up with each other.

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Well, Sports Fans – need to be on my way.  My Luther’n chat bud pointed me in the direction of another Luther’n site where they know how to properly employ Lutheran snark, without apology.  Heh!  Feel like I know ’em already!

Them boys gots them a gift or sumpin!  Over a year’s worth of catch-up reading to do!  Unabashed Confessionalists, too!

Pax

 

 

It’s True

Golf is a great way to stay fit – a ton of walking for the legs and heart-rate; upper body motion that will even benefit your back, and as you improve, a satisfaction of beginning to master the game.

The last is an illusion.    The game will hook you big-time – addiction, Baby!  A good one, though.  But you will never master the game.  Getting 18 holes under 100 is, it seems, first goal.  Under 50 for 9 holes.

Then – you begin trying to knock the 90’s down into the 80’s consistently.  That’s hard enough., but when you flirt with the high 70’s – on a regular basis, you are a full-blown addict.  Only way out is to walk away forever, Jack.  Walk away clean!  Don’t even play putt-putt.  Avoid it like the plague!

Or embrace it as a chance to cuss at yourself, the ball, the club, the wind, the rain, the sun, a bad cut on the green or rough of fairway – an endless choice of options await you.

I, for one, think the game does refine one’s cussing – it help it to be more precise, and focused.

A decent golf bag will hold your clubs, towels, two dozen balls (early on, you’ll need them all!), tees, etc., and up to twelve cold ones wrapped in ice-pack filled bags.  A good pull-cart, and you’re good to go!

If you don’t give a rip about walking 4 miles (double that if you are a newbie, you will walk that much longer as well, and in nature – woods, streams, desert sands called traps, etc.), then rent a cart, haul out the cooler, load it up with beverages and sandwiches, and be civilized about it!  enlightened

As for the scorecard?  devil

One of Those Days

More like a week.  Outta gas.  Need to re-charge the batteries, big time.  Thunder, and a soft rain.  Fits the mood, I suppose.

If the Celtics can pull out another in Cleveland, I do believe they will take it in 7.  That’s been their recipe all year long.  If the Sox win as well, a part of the veil of this mood will lift a bit.

Awaiting a biopsy result.  Not my own, but fam.  I have done the funerals for my brother and my dear wife in the past 14 months.  It is wearing on a soul.  Need a negative on this one, which would be a real positive for all!

Do I flatly reject Collins and the human genome project?  Sweet Jesus. some folks seem to have unlimited rabbits in their hats.  Collins is a Christian (wasn’t when he made his discovery but that led him from atheism to the Faith).  He is, however, a theistic evolutionist.  I have known many, Rome leans that way, and there is certainly nothing to condemn about further discoveries of God’s universe!

I just don’t want the “unending ongoing” that will result.  I have been there, done that for over three years with one individual.  I don’t need a round two with someone else.  It is soul-sapping.

Finally, on the morrow, the checks begin to flow.  Not broke – but I lent to Junior and Bro Man, and that kept things interesting the last week.  But I had plenty of smokes and enough for the beverage, so I was not worried.

Weight is just about low normal again.  Naturally thin guys gaining weight – I eat like a horse, I gain a pound every three weeks.   Should add, pray you never get sciatica.  The pain is unlike any other, and you lose all muscle tone, and a good bit of weight, being unable to walk normally, lift as you did before, anything.  I have put back on 16 in 16 months.  I need ten more.

Cher needs to simply grow up.  Won’t link it.  Go to Breitbart if you must see.  Eww.

DC – save for those incapable of shutting up, is shut down since Donald went abroad.  But I have to confess the manner in which he fired Comey, despite all the gibber-jabber otherwise, was brilliant!  His timing – everything.  Wish I had kept that one link, but I don’t need it anyway.  Folks on the left simply do not do not understand Donald.  That is good!  It royally pissed off Comey, and now he has postponed testifying to Congress.  He needs to confer with Mueller.  A fat lotta good that will do him.  That, and Donald dealing with the leakers when he gets back.  Another bad week for the left, and the GOPe – just waiting in the wings!

McCain say Trump’s budget is dead on arrival.  Surprised?  Obama knew the GOPe didn’t have a spine, and went two whole terms without a budget and the GOPe granting him every dollar he wanted at the end of the year so they wouldn’t be accused of shutting down the gummint.  What a buncha wusses!

Yesterday.  Manchester.  Predictable.  The cops even knew the guy.  22 dead  Youngest – 8 yeas old.

Keep importing the muzzies, keep watching your own nation die.  How else can one put it?

Calling it early tonight.  Need to clear the grey matter, and get some sleep.  Y’all be cool!

Pax

 

 

 

 

D e a d N e w s D a y

Donald did not bow like our previous HOS and POS.  Melania stepped off the plane sans head scarf or abaya, and the Islamic Apocalypse did NOT occur.  Anderson Cooper did, however, shyte on his desk.  Culinary details at 11.

As our esteemed host BQ – has pointed out with his usual precision, Mueller is yet another Bushie intrusion into business not their own.  That, after earlier this week Mama Bush had get on her boy again:

“John Ellis!  Do not say stupid things the press can report – please!!!”

Even Maxine Waters is relatively quiet, which really IS news!

Even Chuckie “Where’s the Camera?” Schumer is rather subdued.  If Donald stays gone long enough, they all may have to start over – just to refresh their memories.

Trump’s trip seems to be a working example of Lincoln’s old dictum:  “Keep your friends close; keep your enemies even closer.”  He tried that wit’ da Swampies – they can’t understand anything but the reality they create each anew day.

Like I said, it’s a boring news Saturday.

Like I said, it’s a boring news Saturday.  (Not a repeat typo)

That’s it!!!  It’s officially a YAWN Saturday!