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Hey folks, I know I write a lot about politics as it is of real interest to me and because they just make it too easy.  I have decided to change pace a little and include a piece that I authored  several years ago.  This piece was written in response to a sermon delivered by my pastor at the time, Dr. Mike Miller.  Dr. Mike was having to go before the state Presbyterian board or committee for qualification purposes, I think, and “Who Is He?” was the question posed to each candidate.  As he was preparing, he realized it would be a great sermon or question to pose to the congregation.  I know he thought I was not listening; but I was, and it really got me to thinking, thus my response.

For all who know me personally and are aware,  I have always been a hunting/fishing fanatic. I think it comes from the years I spent living with my Grandma on the Texas gulf coast each summer.  I slept on a screened front porch and hunted and fished every day.  I would wake up each morning as the sun came up to a breakfast of two pieces of toast, with peach jelly and a glass of cold milk on the table, prepared by my Granddad.  As soon as I ate, he would take my Grandma and I down to the bridge over the bay and I would spend the day fishing and running the bay’s edge hunting bait.  Made pretty good money selling bait to the tourist.  Maybe that is where I developed my selling skills and work ethic.  It is also probably what developed my love of a nap after lunch.  You see, Granddad would bring us lunch each day and then I’d take a nap on the cot he set up under the bridge.  If you have never slept under the shade of a bridge with the cool bay breeze over you, then you have not enjoyed all of God’s creations. (I know I got to rambling, but it will explain some of my “Who He Is”.)

The following, as stated previously, is in response to a sermon to show that sermons really do carry a message. This piece has never been published and was recently found during a “fall cleaning”. The old saying, “listen and learn”, might apply here and makes good “COMMON SENSE”.

September 20

Dear Mike,

I know I will never go before the committee, but I felt compelled to think about “Who Is He?” and these few thoughts came to the forefront.

He Is
– The beauty of an early morning sunrise as well as the serenity of a foggy morn.
– The agility of a wren hopping from branch to branch as I sit motionless on a stand.
– The softness of the bunny crossing my legs as I sit and watch and listen for Ole Tom Turkey at dawn.
– The crackle of grass under foot in a high meadow on a frosty morn.
– The symphony of sound from the gobble of mature birds throughout the hollows in the Ozarks.
– The fluid motion and abrupt stop of a pointer working a meadow and finding scent.
– The rippling of taut muscles in a retriever as it flies through the air to enter the water for a grand retrieve.
– The love and devotion of our animals who strive to please.
– The gracefulness of a deer as it clears a fence to enter an oat patch.
The diamond like glistening of the sunlight off a magnificent buck in a clearing.
– The beauty and grace when a flock of ducks set their wings to decoy.
– The ripple on the mirrored pond as a bass feeds at daylight.
– The serenity of the Laguna Madre at daylight on a calm morning.
– The furiousness of a trout exploding on a top-water bait.
– The warmth of a Lab’s tongue as he licks his master’s hand on a cool fall morning in a duck blind.
– The rush of feather, air, and color when a pheasant takes to the air.
– The crispness of that same pheasant’s cackle as he flushes.
– The call of the Bobwhite at the far distant end of a meadow.
– The call of the morning dove soft across the hills.
– The crow of the rooster, beaconing each morning.
– The excitement of the young pup at the sight of his master.


He Is
– The tenderness of a mother’s love.
– The sternness of the father’s hand.
– The sweetness of a daughter’s goodnight kiss.
– The total love and support of the family.
– The fellowship of friends and congregation.
– The knowledge of the elderly.
– The smile of the stranger on the corner.
– The laughter of children at play.
– The clear ring of church bells ringing out on a Sunday morning.
– The sweet smell of flowers in the spring.
– The renewed hope that comes with the greening in the spring.
– The harmony of a small country church as they belt out a hymn.
– The sorrow at the loss of loved one or friend.
– The worth of a hand shake when someone says, “How are you, dude?”
– The inspiration to examine “Who He Is?” from a recent sermon.
And last, but not least: The love of a good wife.

As you can tell, I saved the best for last, as is usually the case. Hopefully, this will help to inspire you, as your sermons are not going to waste.

Hopefully, this piece will inspire you to examine your own life to find joy in all God’s blessings which have been bestowed upon you.  As you might garner from the piece, my life has been blessed and touched by the hand of God.  He has kept me here on this earth even through open heart surgery; and hopefully, I can fulfill what he wants me to accomplish as it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so

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I have come to realize that there are a lot of people out in the real world that do not know the difference between Obamacare, the ACA, and healthcare.  Obamacare has been touted as the ultimate when presenting it to the public. But, they, the liberals, have done a poor job of explain it to the average “Joe”.  That’s right, how stupid of me, they lied.  The President lied in order to get reelected, he lied about whether you could keep your insurance policy, and he lied about whether you could keep your doctor.  This man is an habitual liar and has lied yet again about the “fix”.  He has taken lying to an all time new level, but alas, I stray.   Obamacare has nothing to do with healthcare.  It is simply another form of  insurance and is just a payment process that is intended to help pay for the expense of an extended illness thus  preventing bankruptcy due to the payment of doctor/hospital bills incurred during such an illness.  Got that? Insurance, nothing more nothing less.  So when they tell you how great Obamacare will be, remember it is just like switching from one insurance company to another.  Remember, if you hate dealing with insurance companies, you will hate dealing with Obamacare even more, period.  HA, HA!!!

Health care is between you and your health care provider, be it your doctor, clinic or hospital.  This has always been the case and the insurance companies have tried to intervene more and more over the years by inserting a nurse/doctor that works for them deciding if  a treatment is necessary.   It has led to what and if the insurance company will pay.  Not a really great system; but, it has been in place for years and America has developed the finest heath care system in the world with this system in place.  Now that we all are aware of the differences between the two,  maybe we should consider a new name for Obamacare.   Obamasurance comes to mind and makes “COMMON SENSE” because it is just another form of insurance.  The difference between Obamacare and the insurance companies is that the insurance companies offered policies with an array of different options so an individual could somewhat adjust the premium by the amount of risk they were willing to bear.  With the new Obamacare, your choices will be limited with options that you do not need; thusly, reflecting higher premiums, period. It makes no sense for a man to have maternity care in the policy. But, you’ll have no choice. It will be there with Obamacare as a way to increase the amount you pay for a service you will never use.  Folks, it just makes “NO COMMON SENSE” and please do not take my word for it, go do your homework.

The very folks who brought you this mess are now asking you to trust them once again, that being President Obama.  He has lied to the American public since he first ran for office.  Remember the one about how he would only accept “public funds” for his campaign!!! America should have punished him then for lying.  Remember during his second campaign when he looked into the camera during his debate with candidate Romney and said “Benghazi” was about a video.  America should have punished him then for lying.  And remember during that same debate, he once again looked into the same camera and told you “if you like your policy, you will be able to keep it”.  America should have punished him yet again.  It is time for America to stand up and punish this man  for all the lies he has perpetrated  on this great land and please do not fall for his lies again and help in the impeachment of this imposter.  After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.


Now, this is a really great question,  “Does it really matter who is President of the United States and what about what he says, does that really matter?”  According to a lot of liberal pundits the latter question must not mean anything because they are all out there stomping their feet and screaming as loudly as ever that he did not lie and it really did not matter when he said, “If you like your policy, you can keep it; and if you like your doctors, you can keep them also”.  We, the common folk with “COMMON SENSE”, know now that was a lie.  One of many this man has told since he ran for office the first time.  Do you remember how he said he would limit his campaign to the use of public funds?  That was hardly out of his mouth before he flip-flopped and accepted private funds.  He has since proven to be an habitual liar that would “climb a tree to tell a lie, rather than stand on the ground in the  shade of the tree and tell the truth”.  His “DAD” did the President a real injustice by not “taking him out behind the wood shed” when he lied as a boy.  How do I know he lied as a boy?  Because, this is when it starts; and, it is “COMMON SENSE” that if Mom/Dad “does not nip it in the buds” the youngster will develop into someone just like the President.  He just cannot help himself. He has lied to the American people, to the Foreign Heads of States and Leaders, to the national press and, yes, even to his own liberal base.

I am taking the liberty of sending this blog to Bill O’Reilly as he has seen fit to give the President a pass. And, although he thinks he may be lying, he can not bring himself to use “COMMON SENSE” to evaluate and pronounce the President a liar.  Hopefully, he will review this info and finally conclude that the President is a liar due to the circumstantial evidence just as some have been convicted of crimes on the same type of evidence.  The following is a partial list of some of what the President has said; and, so, I will “let you decide” if this all points to a man of questionable integrity.  Please tell me, “does it really matter?”

The following was taken from an email that is circulating around, author unknown:

Looking back through the past 5 years, many “Whens“ pop up. Read them all to better understand where we are going as a country….

WHEN – he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Miramar Gaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter. 

WHEN – people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezko – a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home – people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he  started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist/Communists, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to  “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said it  didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Cass Sunstein as  Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs  without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while  banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed  Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian,  Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the  wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN  – Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Carol Browner, a well-known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – as President of the United States, he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our longtime ally, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he upset the Europeans by removing plans for missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t  matter.

WHEN – he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.  

WHEN – he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist  State, people woke up— but it was too late.

Add these up one by one and you get a score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this, do an Internet search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write that paragraph.

Folks, this all really does matter.  Everyday this man deals on our behalf, represents you and I, the American people, around the world and lies to leaders of our nation and to the leaders of nations all over the world. We deserve better!  I have said it before, but it bears repeating, “A liar will steal from you and a thief will lie to you”.  If you really think it does not matter who is President, or what they say has no real effect, then you are one of those dense, thick-headed liberals, whose brain is “hardwired back-ass-wards”.  I would love to think I that I might help to change your  way of thinking; but, “COMMON SENSE” tells me, “I am drawing to an inside straight.”  Maybe there is hope for you if you read enough of my blogs and who knows you might change to our team like Charles Krauthammer did years ago.

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