Monday, January 31, 2011

Florida Judge Rules Health Care Reform Unconstitutional

Correct - health insurance should be illegal to sell. It adds nothing to health care except driving up the cost for everyone. We should either trust in the Free Market and force hospitals to charge only what people can afford (supply and demand) out of their own pockets or go to a National Health Service and Nationaliz­e all hospitals and clinics and draft anyone who wants to practice medicine into a quasi-mili­tary service.
About Health Care Law
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Al Jazeera English Blacked Out Across Most Of U.S.

Just one of the reasons I've unplugged cable except for the local package (antennas are banned here) and rely on the internet for my news. You get much better reporting from Al Jeezera, BBC, Pravda, etc., on US events than you get from the United States of Corporatio­ns media.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mocking God

One of the roots of America's problems is that we have elected to power a political party, a significant number of whom, believe that if they make things bad enough, if they destroy enough, it will force God's hand and Jesus will return to rapture them before they have to face the consequences of their policies. In other words, they believe God can be mocked. (Gal 6:7)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trickle Down

Hoover got us into the Great Depression with his version of the "trickle down" theory. We got out of it by raising taxes on the wealthy. Money flows up, not down. When the poor & lower middle class have money, they spend almost all of it, thereby creating businesses and jobs up the line. Tax cuts to the rich bypass the rest of the economy.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The dandelion
Eager to see the soldiers pass
Does not see the missle
Rich and poor
One has it now
The other later
Lying in bed
Unable to sleep
Sound of snow falling
An old man naps
While snowflakes
Cover his grave


One can't help but wondering
If what Sylvia found in the oven
When she poked her head therein
Was a poem that couldn't be spoken.

*Sylvia Plath
Presents, cards, letters?

Had I Made The One For Me

Had I made the One for me,
You, it probably wouldn't be.
And the man you would conjure
Would have been not me, I'm sure.
And yet, here we are...
Love's creation better by far.

I Remember A Simpler Time

I remember a simpler time
When I thought up a rhyme.
I thought we were both there
Sharing the same verse,
But worse came to worse
And your heart was elsewhere.

Southern Baptist Leader Resigns Interfaith Coalition Supporting Mosques

The Southern Baptist Church was originally form to support slavery by letting slave owners feel they were Christian. The roots of the SBC is racism, and as they say, "a tree never grows far from its roots."
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Child Lies Crying

A child lies crying,
No medicine for the pain.
Another lies dying--
A world gone insane.

A child lies lifeless,
Poor - An object of scorn.
Republicans could care less
About the already born.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

America Was Once A Melting Pot

America was once a melting pot,
A land of plenty, but now it's not.
Once a land of hope and freedom,
She traded all for cheaper petroleum.
In a land of plenty

A Wider Net

A man awoke in an awful fret
Drowning in thoughts of suicide.
Dying alone was not his plan.
He wanted  to cast a wider net.
So, he traveled the country side
Telling everyone to vote Republican.

Save Your Prayer

You can save your prayer.
Deaf ears receive your speech.
Until you show you care
You have no right to preach.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cash-Strapped Cities Look To Tax Churches

So much to say on this issue:

1. Sounds like these churches want to have their cake and eat it too. They deny the constituti­onality of separation when it comes to imposing religion on others, but embrace separation when it might cost them.

2. I've long thought that church sanctuarie­s used exclusivel­y for worship and charity activities should be tax exempt, but church businesses like schools, day-cares, property rentals, etc. where the church competes with an unfair advantage against commercial or private businesses should be taxed at the same rate as any other business.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Faith is Trusting God, Not Belief in Doctrine

Nowhere in the Bible does it say they we have to pass a pop quiz on doctrine at the Judgment Seat.

It does, however mention a separation of goats from sheep (who both called Jesus, "Lord" - in other words, both were believers) and wheat from chaff (both of whom believe they are believers and that separation is predicated on how we treat the hungry, thirsty, sick, and imprisoned­.

Granted, we are saved by Grace and not by works, but unless faith results in works, it's not saving faith.  James 2:14-26:
What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?  If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be [ye] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit?  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?  Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way?  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Does the Death of 200 Cows in Wisconsin Confirm Biblical Prophecy?

Does the Death of 200 Cows in Wisconsin Confirm Biblical Prophecy?

Birds, fish, cows dying. Climate change. Freak snowstorms, hurricanes and other weather weather patterns.

Caused by God? Caused by man?

To my way of thinking, it appears that God's judgment against us appears to be simply allowing us to experience the inevitable consequences of our own actions.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Like heaven is a life
With the right man or wife,
But hellacious is the house
Shared with the wrong spouse.
A moment
In your embrace
Life eternal
Bad dream
Afraid to move
Something in the shadows

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two paths diverged in a wood
I sneezed
Fear & Anger
In Summer
Watering the flowers
In winter
Dusting silk flowers
Our love
Warm day in Winter
Thoughts of sunscreen and swimming
A long time hence
Homeless man
Shuffling down the street
Life-long Republican
Curtains billowing
In the first warmth of Spring
Winter sets sail

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My bird feeder is full
I watch while playing
My old guitar
Winter night
A woman shivers
Snow angels
Outside my window
Snow brightened by the lamplight
Warm where I write poems
Monsters under the bed!
Heart beats
Lying still afraid to move
Morning frees my breath
Knowing who I am
Only through others
Between the notes
You rest in my arms
Catching your breath

A Tanka For Gabby

Sun in her face
Wind tussling her hair
An adoring crowd
A sound out of place
A bullet enters her head
Arms outstretched
Breasts slapping her knees
A scream escaping
Her grand daughter laughs
As she learns she can run

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Who is My Neighbor?

The Bible establishes the neighbor as a sacred relationship with great responsibilities toward our neighbor's welfare. And, of course, the Jews of Jesus' day went to great lengths to limit the definition of a neighbor as we are tempted to do.

In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus, however, expanded who a neighbor is to include the despised (as Samaritans were) and anyone who needs help (as the beaten man beside the road was).