Kathie leaves for spring break around 4:00 p.m.
My family leaves tomorrow morning.
I've got a funeral over the weekend and Holy Week.
Sunday comes and people die without consulting my calendar.
Maybe I can relate to BBPBHO who had to stick around for the big vote.
Ya gots ta do what ya gots ta do.
I don't have to, uh, go if you know what I mean.
So I asked Kathie if we could squeeze in a quickie edition before her train leaves the station.
I said I gots ta because a subscriber in Florida who actually sends in a donation every now and then says he can't bear the thought of not being poked, prodded, pricked, probed, provoked, and sometimes pacified between pontifications pleaded and pledged prayer for other subscribers to pitch in to provide payola to pay off plastic and prompt planning for Kathie's trip to Hawaii next whenever.
And a subscriber in New York who never sends in a donation says he likes KD's style even if I expose my ignorance on subjects like the contents of the last KD (scroll down).
Ergo, this quickie
Sure to ___ off my friends on the left and right, I confess I still like BBPBHO on a personal level; wishing he would invite me to the White House for a Bud Light or round of golf at some course that he not me can get on like Augusta National or some wings with the VP so we can just sit around and vent through potty mouths about how GWB is responsible for everything bad since he took over for the serpent in the garden.
BBPBHO is a nice guy who doesn't want to hurt anyone; sooooooo sincerely concerned about the health and welfare of everybody.
But, uh, I also think being a junior State Senator for a few years and a junior US Senator for a few years after being a professor and community organizer for a few years hardly computes/contributes to what our country needs right now.
Of course, I don't have anybody else in mind; for I'm just ignorant like my friend in New York advertises.
O.K., I like to look at Sarah Palin in a very carnal kinda way; but I don't really think she'd be much better or much worse than BBPBHO.
Frankly, I don't like anybody wearing the current political party labels (viz., the appropriately symbolic jackasses and pachyderms).
I like Ron Paul and Joe Lieberman who have about as much of a chance succeeding BBPBHO as I do of becoming the next Pope or Moderator of the PCUSA or, uh, geez, sigh, gulp, drool, even moderator of my own presbytery or, uh, geez, sigh, gulp, drool, even chairdude of the Committee on Session Records and Review.
Praying every day for BBPBHO to succeed after the example of Jesus as explained in Holy Scripture, I also pray my discernments are indigestional rather than inspirational because, while liking him on a personal level and praying His best for his Presidency, I think his ideological bent, tutored/trained/tuned by his wacko pastor and buddies and a Presidential succession and Congressional alliance that provide great scripts for SNL, will kill American democracy for bad.
BBPBHO is gutting America's soul.
Continuing the tradition of his office in more recent than past history - call me ignorant if you must - he not only feels our pain but adds to it.
He reminds me of mainline denominations.
It's O.K. for pastors, elders, deacons, and members to ignore/defy Biblical faith and morality; but you better have those session minutes in order or, uh, else.
Love the style!
You look maaaaavaaaaalus!
Help us, Jesus!
Unlike my friends on the right, I don't think BBPBHO is trying to destroy America.
Unlike my friends on the left, I don't think BBPBHO, the beneficiary and advocate of increasing statism for his entire life, has any personal/professional/ideological commitment to free enterprise.
He really believes government can work.
He really believes intellectual/academic elites should run the show because they know better than the masses and have some kinda right - can't say the right is divine because we ain't sure about his, uh, spiritual/religious leanings other than he does acknowledge, on occasion, someone somewhere someplace who's up to something sometimes - to plan and provide (euphemistic language for control) what's "best" for people who can't/don't/won't plan and provide for themselves apart from the last trip to Best Buy or Burger King.
In other words, I believe BBPBHO is charitably condescending.
Shame on the left for pretending he's the Messiah!
Shame on the right for portraying him as the Antichrist!
Uh, psst, I think he's somewhere in between like most everybody else in a Pauline kinda way.
He thinks he's saving America while acting very, uh, human.
I have a friend who likes to say, "We sin! God saves! What a great deal!"
More than less, that's a pretty good summary of His gospel.
That friend also got into a lot of trouble at an ecclesiastical judicatory meeting in Pittsburgh about ten years ago during the floor debate over who should be the next titular head of that particular judicatory.
Parenthetically, most judicatories in mainline denominations don't actually have elections anymore for that kinda stuff because they do it on a rotational basis which inhibits nominations from the floor and debates on who should lead because it's important to alternate leadership among genders, lifestyles, ideologies masquerading as theologies, and so on.
Of course, like the grandpa in Moonstruck, I'ma so confused about who makes up those extra-constitutional mandates.
Be that as it is, my friend got up and shouted during the moderatorial debate, "Vote for Jesus!"
While I may be wrong on lots of what I think/discern about BBPBHO and other stuff, I know I'm right in agreeing with my friend that voting for Jesus by creed and deed is the only cure for what's ailing us.
Sadly, it also exposes what's gone so wrong in America.
I fear an acceleration of that error by the current cast of fools in D.C.
Blessings and Love!
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