Thursday, March 23, 2017

If TrumpCare Doesn't Pass

TrumpCare, American Health Care Act, RyanCare, Whatever.

If it doesn't pass, what precludes another try at a more conservative bill?

Is there some rule that forbids the introduction of another, better bill?

Why do I keep hearing it's this or nothing?

And once again, screw the three phase approach. (I work with three phase every day. It'll kill ya.)
Do it in one lump and nuke it through.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Good Man Finished His Race

A friend of mine, the father of another friend of mine (and pastor) just went to see Jesus personally on Thursday.

He himself was a pastor and had a son and daughter who are missionaries, besides my pastor.
One grandson is a youth pastor.

Psalm 127
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

A few years ago he was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer.
Jesus spoke to him and told him he would beat it.
He miraculously (unattributable to medicine) beat it.
A couple months ago he was diagnosed with congestive heart disease (which my dad had, also) after a heart attack. He felt this time was THE time.

As to his quiver:
He had another son who rejected the gospel.
His dying wish was to lead that son to Jesus.
Much prayer went forth, and when that son was able to visit him, Charles led his son in the sinner’s prayer.

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:

The man went out a winner.
He finished the race.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant, Pastor Charles Sanders.

Sunday, March 12, 2017


He owns it, now.
Ryan and Pence are selling it.
I was buying it, but after discussing it on yesterdays radio show:
If Tom Price can "at the discretion of the Secretary " make decisions on health care in phase two, why not phase one?
If phase one is due to reconciliation only needing 51 votes, why not go nuclear and do it all at once?
Enquiring minds want to know.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pretty Good Show

One thing I'd like to point out is that I play the Franken question of Sessions that Sessions supposedly lied too.

The question was not "Did you meet with Russians?"
Why am I the only one noticing that the question was (at 6:50), "If there is any evidence...What would you do?"
Sessions didn't even answer the question. Like any politician.

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Sunday Musing

For ages, man felt afraid of the gods and their wrath.
Their manipulation and their fickleness, thinking that, in the end, the best they deserved was a trip across the River Styx on a boat bound for Hell.
And God revealed His plan for man.
A pardon, a commutation, an alliance, if a man (or woman!) would repent their rebellion and swear allegiance to Him.
I am and will be eternally grateful.
Wotta concept.
Thank You Jesus.
I think I'll got to church and join with others in thanking Him.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Most Grandiose Title For a Blog

Sometimes I try to remember where the time went.
I remember struggling to get out of work Thursday in time to get Scherie and drive back again almost the same distance to the theaters to see

Is Genesis History?

I found this movie to be very informative. I liked it a lot and recommend it.

I cannot remember Friday night.

Saturday I went in to work to clean up a few items on my desk, collating electrical and hydraulic prints and filing PDFs I had made of them at FedEx but instead ended up replacing a motor one of my guys was supposed to do but couldn't because I had to ask him to do something more important.
When I had replaced the motor, the robot that was supposed to tell it to spin up, refused to. The network protocol that the robot was speaking (devicenet, as opposed to skynet) is difficult to troubleshoot, so rather than troubleshooting it, I spent my morning rewiring it and reprogramming it to command over ethernet.
Actually Skynet. Seriously, this robot could now conceivably tell a motor in China to turn on, given the correct security permissions. Maybe.
Really, it's not Skynet, it's Ethernet IP. Same thing :)

I managed to wrap it up in time to get to the radio station in time to make the show.
Yesterday's show was probably one of the best I've been involved with.
A local parent, Ash, found that his son had attended an art class at his high school only to be subjected to a projection on a screen throughout the class accusing Trump of lying. We had quite the discussion of the influence (appropriate and not) of educators on our children in public education.

A friend of mine, Walter, called in.
Few people listening know that Walter and I used to play together at Church (he the Bass and I the Keyboards) and he used to attend my Bible Study.
He's become quite the celebrated phone caller on a number of shows and stations locally and nationally.

Afterwords, we had a small going away party for another broadcaster who was "retiring" from broadcasting. At what I think is the age of 30.
Matt Clark has been broadcasting some great radio for about eight years and the ClarkCast will be missed. Some really clever influential stuff there.
We bid for his time slot. And won. Hey! Someone had to get it.

I took Scherie to dinner afterwards at our favorite local BBQ: Boneheads.

This morning was supposed to be the business meeting at the church, but I got called early (very early) for a problem that someone had inadvertently created at work.
I finally determined that I couldn't fix it over Skynet, so I'd have to go in.
I dropped Scherie at church in the firm belief that someone would have pity on her and take her home. They did.
Actually I met Scherie and Bonnie (and two of her great grandkids) at the local Cracker Barrel.  Good food, good friend, good service and so many after church people. Northern Hillfolk (we have a lot of people of Tennessee extraction) and a lot of well dressed blacks. Anybody who says we live in a racist nation has not eaten here. Politeness abounds.

I was informed at dinner that my Business Report was submitted in my absence. Also, in my absence, I was volunteered for a few projects. I was afraid of that.

So now I have an opportunity to blog.
As always, the question arises, "What shall I write about today?"
I'm still waiting for the answer.