KDs are designed/developed/inspired/mused/auto-suggested/indigested to make folks think; an especially uncommon experience among Democrats, Republicans, and jingoistic mainline denominationalists who continue to discourage dissent with their ever-threatening thought police.
There's no other
place on the planet that I'd rather live.
Though there are
some people in town who'd like to see me crash and burn because I won't wear
their helmets and enable their idolatries, people who know me know I've
never been happier aka "fulfilled" as an undershepherd to the Good Shepherd on the
corner of Lincoln and Main. First's family really prays and tries to love
Jesus by loving like Jesus and seems determined to overcome the religious
diseases mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 15 and 23. That's why I'm not
bashful about adopting people into our family; and if they can't stand me
because there are lots of reasons for that, I'm also not bashful about
recruiting for other parts of the family in town with undershepherds who really
love Jesus by the book. If you're looking for a place to grow and glow
for Jesus, you're invited and will be welcomed, included, and loved on the
corner of Lincoln and Main; and if you can't stand me because there are lots of
reasons for that, I'm eager to point you to other undershepherds and parts of the extended
family in Belvidere and Boone County. Truly, truly, truly, I wouldn't
want anyone to wander off into one of those churches with professional
clergy pretending a relationship with Jesus by the book that is only
Have you ever
noticed some pastors and churches talk more about being Baptist,
Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Lutheran,
independent, or whatever than
they talk about Jesus?
If you're in one
of those churches, get out as fast as you can before they make you twice
as fit for...
Belvidere and Boone County became my home, I always considered Wilkes-Barre,
Pennsylvania to be home.
The pizza is
"Chicago Style" pizza to the pizza of Northeastern Pennsylvania is
like comparing the White Sox to the Cubs...or Mets to the Yankees; and if I
have to explain that to you, you wouldn't understand anyway.
Of course, if you
don't know the difference because you've never had the privilege to taste the
difference, you're like Democrats for Hillary and Republicans for Donald.
because you just don't know any better.
Ignorance is an
excuse; and it's killing America and her churches.
Sooooooo except for pizza
and my parents and sister, which I overdose on whenever I go back,
I'm home in
I had a few other
slices while away.
Wayne texted me: "Just read 800,000 people have signed a petition to punish the
parents who weren't paying attention as their child fell into the gorilla
exhibit; precipitating the execution of the endangered relative to save
their son. Wonder how many of those would sign a petition to quit killing
unborn babies! Our world in a nutshell!"
Jeff wrote about
a friend who really thinks America would be better off with a socialist as
has many flaws, I don't know many Americans who'd rather live in...
I see lots of
people trying to get in.
Isn't that why
Donald wants to build a wall?
recognizes selfishness as only natural; while socialism assumes an altruistic
Everybody wants more.
into that; and America, the poster child of capitalism, is more benevolent that
any other country on the face of the earth. We give away more money
to help more people around the world than anybody else and we take better
care of our own people than other countries take care of theirs.
I didn't say perfectly.
I said better.
for sycophantic fans hallucinating about Hillary and Donald, there's
always lots of room for improvement.
two feet planted firmly in the air; and when you look into their eyes, you
can't tell if they're having a vision of God or didn't make it to the potty in
looking at Presbyterians or Methodists or Lutherans or Democrats or Republicans
is quite consistent with Jesus and the book; but for it to work, the natural
will have to submit to the spiritual and that will only happen if the
overwhelming majority of citizens are born anothen.
In other words, fahhhhgettaboutit! Ain't gonna
Why would we
abandon what's working for something that's never worked?
It's like Moody
told the mainliner who complained about the way that he did evangelism: "I
prefer the way I do it to the way you don't do it."
Anyway, Jeff said
his friend was being very argumentative about it.
He asked how I
deal with such people.
"Brother, two quick thoughts: (1) Never get into a pissing contest with a
skunk; and (2) Trying to be rational with the irrational is illogical."
On the other
hand, can you believe it's coming down to Hillary and Donald?
Unlike Ben and
Bernie who may be ideological opposites yet share the uncommon trait of this
Presidential cycle as the only candidates who've always said what they've meant
and always meant what they've said, I have no idea what Hillary means/says
because her principles are dictated by immediate audiences, focus groups, and
fashion polls while Donald is trying to shed his past as a reincarnation
of Ronald Reagan without couth.
Hillary is a
pathetically pandering pathological liar who is the poster child for political
correctness on crack.
She enabled a
serial sexual predator, labored tirelessly to ruin the lives of Billy's
conquests, takes money for herself under the guise of a charitable foundation
from sworn enemies of America and Israel, uses her cellular with the
responsibility of an 8th grader, and bears responsibility with her boss for
putting American military lives at risk around the world by incompetent
omissions and political commissions.
As Dennis Miller
lamented, "I see only two ways to vote. For Clinton. Not for
Donald is a
pathologically arrogant poster child for political incorrectness on
steroids who reminds me of those "Christian" youth organizations
that cater to socioeconomically privileged pretty preppies and nobody
else. I don't know what he really believes despite claims of a
recent Reaganesque conversion. He reminds me of, uh, silicone...if
you know what I mean.
Even people who
are increasingly fierce in supporting him have no clue about what he really believes
about, uh, anything.
At best, a vote
for Donald is rolling the dice with the future of America.
Sooooooo are you going to
vote for a criminal or gamble?
Are you going to
dance with the devil you know or...?
Or as my buddy
Dan said yesterday as I lamented the choices on the ballot, "I guess these
two are just the cream of the crap."
On the other
hand, I haven't read anything anywhere in the Bible about voting for the
lesser of two evils.
The lesser of two
evils is still, uh, evil.
Since when is
that a "moral" choice for somebody trying to follow Jesus by the
I know that's big
with situational ethicists; but I can't seem to reconcile that kinda logic
with, uh, Jesus.
Is it really
wasting a vote to vote for someone, uh, who is more consistent with American
values and Jesus?
Would Jesus say
it's wasting a vote?
BTW, if you're
voting for the lesser of two evils, I wonder where you woulda been standing
when Jesus was...
I guess I'll vote
for Ben; or maybe even Bernie.
I've had a crush
on Susan Sarandon since Rocky Horror and she's feelin' the Bern.
it's better to dream with Bern than burn with...
Two Jacks is a
motorcycle shop in Wilkes-Barre.
Big signs at the
Annnnnnnd nobody from HOG!
Have you ever
seen those guys riding 'em?
They look like
stuntmen for those Japanese Godzilla movies.
Two Jacks is
taking a slice out of the 2nd Amendment.
Unlike a San Bernardino
survivor, they've learned nothing about life in a fallen world: "The only
way to stop bad guys with guns is good guys with guns."
While picking up
my non-resident Pennsylvania CCL, I met a woman who was renewing her resident
She had to be
around the same age as my parents.
I asked why.
"My friend was mugged and murdered five years ago by a recidivist. I
decided right there and then that it wasn't going to happen to me or anyone I
care about. Did you know the police don't prevent violence against
law-abiding citizens? Did you know they only respond after the crime has
been committed? Did you know people who have CCLs are totally registered
with the police as trained and responsible and only criminals aren't?
Don't people realize that if the 2nd Amendment falls, only bad people
will have guns and we'll be totally at their mercy? What's wrong
"They're ignorant, stoned, or watching Europeans employed by CNN to tell
Americans how much better it is over there despite the people over there
willing to jump over walls to get in here."
It reminds me of
a meeting with the new super before I left home for what used to be my
We talked about
the new potty laws in America.
Help us, Jesus!
cleric said, "Well, in Europe..."
A braveheart with
some common sense blurted, "We don't live in Germany."
Have you ever
Cinema 309 is a
dirty book/filmstore in Wilkes-Barre.
Waiting for my
son who was lifting weights, I decided to sit in my car and profile the
customers as I watched them slither into...
sleazeball came to my car and noticed the badge hanging from my rearview
mirror: "Are you on a stakeout or something?"
He couldn't see
it was my police chaplain badge.
I said, "I'm
Well, I am a...
verbally, it sounds like...
He left without
I got an idea
from a meeting long ago at the White House Executive Building.
James Dobson said
the easiest way to shut down those kinda places is to have Church
women's groups go inside of 'em and see for themselves how their gender is
If not, you're
like those mindless drones for Hillary and Donald.
No matter how ya
slice it, some things taste better than other things.
Some things are
better for ya than others.
is an excuse.
That's how we've
ended up with Hillary and Donald.