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Friday, January 31, 2020

May God Thy Gold Refine

May we never forget whose we are.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Why IN GOD WE TRUST Is so Damn Important

Earlier this month I posted a blog that needs further explanation (click here for that blog).
Relevant excerpt below.

(Now be honest, was there even one whose heart pumps with the essence of America blood who did not yearn mightily that the dance of the righteous triumph--the Dance of King David himself?  Oh no, not a single one!

In God We Trust is indeed our motto.)

Psalm 30:11-12  (CJB)
11 (10) Hear me, Adonai, and
show me your favor!
Adonai, be my helper!”

12 (11) You turned my mourning into dancing!
You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy...

(End Excerpt) ===================

Explain the leap from near universal goodwill--all yearned for creative freedom to bring high achievement to the youthful singer--to landing with the conclusion that such goodwill indicates congruence with the motto affirming "In God we trust."

Mean and cynical societies are at base selfish societies.  This results in fear that if someone attains high success in whatever craftsmanship and creativity then in some insidious way (often in a non-rational generalized and symbolic sense) threatens to  limit me personally. My modus operandi then becomes to discourage all success if not in some way identified as personally mine.  (Each individual becomes his own dominating monopoly that seeks to destroy competition rather than to appreciate the broad resources of dynamic synergism. Donald Trump had to win at EVERYTHING in military school--even being first in line for meals [video below].)

Societies operating with high levels of goodwill (charity for all, malice towards none) are able to trust in God to bless them personally while freely sharing in the happiness of others' success.  That is, trust in God is the enabler and only sure path to a spiritual freedom that opens up upon broad corridors of creativity and achievement.

I am constrained by my son George Hall (Nurideen) to convey our great Creator's pressurized but building anger at our failure to correct with all urgency sid-vicious Cannon fodder employment practices.  This has nothing to do with the extensive blessings of authentic capitalism nor certainly the grounding love of our Creator's nature. 

The continued blessings of the New Order (America) requires urgent creed amplification to address employment protection through uniform justice procedures and due process for all employees not excluding the most humble of employees.

As the Word plainly demonstrates our God is a jealous God and will not tolerate presumptive profane sodomistic deities on the order of Trump polluting his national park.



Saturday, January 18, 2020

Very Humbly Flying High

Matthew 25:40 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
40 “And the king will reply, ‘I assure you that whatever you did for the humblest of my brothers you did for me.’

Numbers 12:3 (NIV)
3 (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)

We should never jump to the conclusion that "the humblest of these" [the least of these] applies only to the obviously weak and severely cowed.  For example, Moses stood before no less than Pharaoh and demanded Let my people go ..which looks a lot to me like gutsy Chutzpah..

Tonight I viewed from our movie library The Aviator (based upon the life experiences of Howard Hughes). He was known to be born to wealth and privilege.

I find myself feeling great sympathy towards younger folk driven by big ideas in order to make their mark upon the world with singular achievement (like Howard Hughes).  It would be a sad thing to see the flaming life-force of our youth content with small ideas and deep-dive lethargy.  Just as I like to see youth motivated by big ideas, I can be hugely disappointed when seeing older folk are captured by tiny self-centered ones.

Finally...I have been sorely tempted to tish-tish famous entertainment talent that crash-burned in later stages of their careers.  I think we should just stop for one minute and consider as well our own contributory blame ....for example when we overbearingly insist that we should "get-a-piece" of them whenever they are seen in public or fanatically swoon in worship before them so that they must forfeit their soulful need for even a passing moment of quiet dignity.  This perspective is brilliantly critiqued towards the final plot development in The Holy Man (Eddie Murphy).  

Thursday, January 16, 2020



Mark 12:14-15 J.B. Phillips New Testament 

A test question

13-15a Later they sent some of the Pharisees and some of the Herod-party to trap him [Jesus] in an argument. They came up and said to him, “Master, we know that you are an honest man and that you are not swayed by men’s opinion of you. Obviously you don’t care for human approval but teach the way of God with the strictest regard for truth—


Guess what, the questioners of Jesus laid it on thick.  It is an old story that those who kiss your ass until it glows scarlet will only be too pleased to shaft your heart the next half-second.

My modest proposal—those congressmen in Washington sporting immaculately clean blue business suites should at this critical moment immediately strip down and shamefully cover themselves with an odorous assortment of tattered rags picked up gratis in the alley behind  a thrift store.  


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

I feel like I'm walking on eggshells??...Vow Here and now---NEVER AGAIN !!!

My only request today is that we DON’T BE STUPID.  Come on now  ...don’t we now use multiple silent-lying ways to maintain a quiet and dignified facade of surface respectability AT THE COST OF EVERYTHING ELSE.



Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Whiplashed American

What is a Timeshare and how does it work?
(Google definition search return)

A timeshare is a way for a number of people to share ownership of a property, usually a vacation property such as a condominium unit within a resort area. Each buyer usually purchases a certain period of time in a particular unit. Timeshares typically divide the property into one- to two-week periods.

It's usually only after you've purchased a timeshare that you realize there are more people looking to sell them than buy them. The likelihood of recovering your initial investment is very low — to say nothing of recovering many years' worth of maintenance fees.


Many people in America who have entered a timeshare arrangement end up yelling bloody murderer due to relentlessly escalating maintenance fees.

Rental units in America have likewise become a form of legalized extortion by way of greedy landlords who worship their God of Moneybox Pyramids.   

Housing and commercial units are flat-out necessities while renters over time can become increasingly and inevitably anchored. Like taking candy from a baby, rate increases and fees ride a speedy up Trump escalator--never down or you can be sure the Pirate Himself would cry like a victimized toddler.

The PR-Conscious philanthropists pirates sprinkle comparative chump change from one hand and frenetically wave the American flag in the other (signifying their doctrinaire free-choice right to play an Omnipotent god over lesser mortals).

So while an American employee can be treated as cannon fodder at work, he is simultaneously treated as a totally expendable sucker by his landlord.  Isn't it interesting and pure happenstance that the shark named Trump just loves real estate.

Well that flick (above) is just fiction, let's turn to today's news...


Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Admixture of Human and Divine Judgement

Nancy Pelosi did a glorious thing the other day.  She said she doesn’t hate anyone.  Yet, of course, she demonstrates strong opposition to President Trump. For example she declared him a coward in terms of establishing effective gun restrictions even when such cowardice results in harm to the nation’s children.  As much as the term “hate” can be used to incite categorical and emotional fury, so another term “love” can be used to anesthetize into categorical and emotional acceptance the stupid and viciously evil.

In both of these extremes, the appeal is for humanity to abandon uniquely human and  divine access to  the Holy Spirit.


John 14:26-27 Amplified Bible (AMP)

26 But the [a]Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you. 27 Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]

Think of it this way, if I met you in the hallway as you were about to enter a US courtroom as a defendant, my worst advice would be for you to think within categorical extremes—be cynical as hell and take for granted the ill-will of everyone…or conversely, be syrupy and sentimental viewing everyone and everything through rosy glasses.

In attaining appropriate attitude: that is to be found beyond human understanding by the Counsel of the one who fully knows each and every human heart


Friday, January 10, 2020

Why I’m a Nigger Lover ......

...Captives of Israel Feel Free to Join In !!!

Houston began singing in church as a child and became a background vocalist while in high school. With the guidance of Arista Records chairman Clive Davis, she signed to the label at the age of 19. Her first two studio albums, Whitney Houston (1985) and Whitney (1987), both reached number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and to-date are the biggest-selling first two albums released of any artist in history.  
( Wikipedia )


Pendergrass grew up in Philadelphia and often sang at church. He dreamt of being a pastor and got his wish when, at 10, he was ordained a minister (according to author Robert Ewell Greene). Pendergrass also took up drums during this time and was a junior deacon of his church. ( Wikipedia )


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dear God Turn Us Own Till We're Hot and Sweaty

We Methodist need hard-core scientific help.  I don’t want help from theologians, philosophers, psychologists or sociologists driven by subjective certainty.  I want instead BadAss hard-core creative types that respect fact and are obsessed about excruciatingly careful and objective observation.  Scientists who are out to please no one but their own demanding integrity and maybe to gather a few bucks tossed their way by the Nobel Prize dispensary.



• United Methodist Church Proposes Split Over LGBTQ Views

The United Methodist Council of Bishops released a statement announcing that a “diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved.”

At the core of the proposed split are differing views on gay marriage. The plan is expected to be approved when the denomination meets in May at its global conference.

The church leaders have agreed on a new plan for a “traditional Methodist” denomination to split off from the UMC. The traditional denomination would oppose same-sex marriage and not allow for the ordination of LGBTQ ministers. The UMC, however, would allow same-sex marriages and welcome LGBTQ clergy.

For years, the denomination has been divided over the issue and new sanctions were set to go into place that would have imposed harsh punishments on pastors who officiate same-sex weddings. However, the new proposal will allow for those sanctions—which include a year without pay for one violation and being defrocked for a second—to be postponed until the formal vote this spring.


2 Timothy 4:3-5 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

3-5 For the time is coming when men will not tolerate wholesome teaching. They will want something to tickle their own fancies, and they will collect teachers who will pander to their own desires. They will no longer listen to the truth, but will wander off after man-made fictions. For yourself, stand fast in all that you are doing, meeting whatever suffering this may involve. Go on steadily preaching the Gospel and carry out to the full the commission that God gave you.

Romans 1
The fearful consequence of deliberate atheism

25-27 These men deliberately forfeited the truth of God and accepted a lie, paying homage and giving service to the creature instead of to the Creator, who alone is worthy to be worshipped for ever and ever, amen. God therefore handed them over to disgraceful passions. Their women exchanged the normal practices of sexual intercourse for something which is abnormal and unnatural. Similarly the men, turning from natural intercourse with women, were swept into lustful passions for one another. Men with men performed these shameful horrors, receiving, of course, in their own personalities the consequences of sexual perversity. 


As Saint Paul was God’s messenger whom God used exceedingly well, this very day may He hear the cry of earnest players in the scientific community. ….and provide them entree into the fecund garden of sweat-inducing inspiration.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Are You Pacifist or What?

Are You Pacifist or What?

noun: pacifist; plural noun: pacifists
a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
"she was a committed pacifist all her life"
(Google definition return)

It is my belief that when considering pacifism entailing the concept that violence is never justifiable, I would caution that just societies providing due process in matters of dispute must back up actions and determinations with the sword of the state.  Take the most humane democracy on earth, a simple regard for truth entailing the wide spectrum of human behavior (or misbehavior) demands ready backups of police power.  True-blue pacifists will be forever insistent that under no circumstances will the police ever back up their personal life or possessions with police power.  "I will be perfectly happy if state justice should look straight through and past me as if I did not exist."

Pea-brained Christians insist that God’s love finding expression through them demands sexual castration.  Your government or business tone-setter leadership can be so scandalously corrupt that they smell like rotting sardines in the blistering heat of August.  Yet, since Christian skirts must always remain unbesmirched, these Christians run from civic accountability and instead build ever-taller silos of piety.

This is clearly similar to Paul’s problem with circumcision of the penis rather than of the heart.  Towering unobstructed silos of piety MAY have their place, but the Kingdom of God is of the spirit blowing to and fro between, within, and through human institutions of all types.  God indeed is not OF THE WORLD, but he is very much in the hearts of men to profoundly transform the old, failed arrangements with astounding creativity and change.  



Sunday, January 5, 2020

Whigging It



Saturday, January 4, 2020

Foreign Affairs Symposium

One of my favorite take-a-ways from the writings of John Kenneth Galbraith was his observation that the high-priests of economics and finance can strive mightily to intimidate us with their esoteric and sublime wisdom hopelessly leagues above the understanding of simple folk like us.

The self-same applies to those who struggle mightily to appear Presidential.  The “Foreign Affairs” appellation said with due professional gravity is intended to mystify all others too paltry lame to understand the depths of the mysterious East (or Middle East)..  Just shut up and cave-in to me--your exalted leader!  (Humm…remember the Weapons of Mass Destruction incantation used to justify a disastrous war?)


Having recovered from debilitating bone spur, Commander-in-Chief heads to the trenches to embed with the troops

Matthew 6:21 (PHILLIPS)
Put your trust in God alone

19-21 “Don’t pile up treasures on earth, where moth and rust can spoil them and thieves can break in and steal. But keep your treasure in Heaven where there is neither moth nor rust to spoil it and nobody can break in and steal.

For wherever your treasure is, you may be certain that your heart will be there too!”

(President Trump is a devout Christian splendidly known for never needing to ask forgiveness)


Meanwhile the Trump's humble servants forever tremble before him......


Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Quick and Easy Way to Discern Fact from Fiction the case of sid-vicious men and products...the truth is always the exact opposite of what they claim.

If you want to know the facts of how alcohol affects individuals and society...just set the sin industry's happy propaganda on its head and see the true paltry misery of its products' effects.  This has absolutely nothing to do with the morality police, but everything to do with man wanting to flit like a bird at an unreal party without the benefit of wings.  The problem with all this is that in human affairs--very seldom if ever--results in actor-only harm---but the innocent always take the brunt of pain and punishment.

In terms of transactional behavior, the sid-vicious cloak their desire to play God in unholy anger against those who would in any way want to demote them to all-men-are-equal status.  Do not for one moment think the thuggery of Donald Trump has a millimeter of capitalism in it.  Capitalism for market health is always monitoring the effectiveness of regulation to help insure fair play..  The Trump type are always seeking to cheat by breaking the rules of the game.  They feel they are geniuses because they ALWAYS prefer hitting below the belt and getting away with murder...and they scheme like devils to do it. In future my major objective will be to replace trasactional demigods with those who understand the importance of equality in human affairs--most especially in business transactions (the age of cannon fodder employees is nearing its end).