Comments by Mike Childers

Nov. 2, 2021
"Let's go Brandon!"
This has become quite the euphemism, hasn't it? It began at the Talladega Superspeedway. Brandon Brown had just won a NASCAR race. Sportscaster Kelli Stavast at one point commented during an interview with Brown afterward how the crowd seemed to be chanting in his honor: ‘Let’s go, Brandon!” I'm not sure if she misunderstood what was being chanted, or she was covering for the embarrassing words of the chant.
 
"#&$% Joe Biden" had become a rallying chant at College football games, embarrassing news and sportscasters from coast to coast. The word that is used is not one that is used in polite company. However, context is important. The word being used commonly refers crudely to sexual activity. I am convinced the chanters have no desire to have sexual relationships with Joe Biden.
 
The word in this context means they refuse to give Joe Biden any credibility whatsoever. They will not follow his lead on any matter. He has proven himself to be completely inept at any and all endeavors he has attempted. Everything he has touched has become worse for his input. It is a word of contempt.
 
The heads of the people on the Left side of the aisle are figuratively exploding. The chant has gone viral...so much so that "Let's go Brandon" has replaced the original profane "#&$% Joe Biden" chorus. Why not? It isn't vulgar, even if we do know what it means.
I would never chant the original, but I have no problem chanting the newer. Why? Because the sense of what is being broadcast is valid. I have zero respect for the current occupant of the White House, even if he is my President. I will not abide by his unconstitutional mandates. He has destroyed the economy. He has turned the secure southern border into a sieve. We are no longer energy independent. It costs me an extra $20 to fill my gas tank and rising daily, and that's just the beginning.
 
There is nothing vulgar about "Let's go Brandon!" and has become a rallying point for those of us who oppose the policies of the current Administration.
 
Euphamisms have their place in society. In fact, there are many found in the Bible. Many would shock the socks off many Christians if they were familiar with them, but they are in the Bible nevertheless. There are just some things that the younger of us are not prepared to understand. Is there a shock value to the original renderings? Indeed there is, yet they should only be communicated to those who are mature enough to understand why the wording was used in the first place. It is to make a lasting impact on the point being made.
 
That being said, I say this with all the emphasis and impact of its original form:
"LET'S GO BRANDON!"
 
~Brother Mike
(photo is random)
Sep. 22, 2021
The Red Carpet and Purple Cord
 
The last time I watched the Academy Awards was when Sissy Spacek was nominated for her role in Coal Miner's Daughter. As a movie fan, I used to watch the Oscars every year. I remember when Elizabeth Taylor lead the attendees and the viewers in singing God Bless America.
 
But no more, or any of the "award" shows for that matter. Before the events begin, the cameras and reporters are stationed along the red carpet at the entrance. On either side of the red carpet is a purple cord. This is to separate the celebrity elites from the unwashed masses assembled to fawn and idolize over them.
 
There was a time that the celebrities knew it was their fans who bankrolled their success. If their movie was a box office success it meant these fans laid down their hard earned money for a ticket. The more the movie made, the more an actor could demand to be in the next one.
 
Now, these actors believe they are better than those who pay to see them. The actors, music performers, etc., talk down to them and blast indignities at them for not supporting their Socialist ideals. What they don't understand is that they can afford to be Socialists. We can't.
 
I came to realize as a Christian, that we as believers in Jesus Christ are not the unwashed masses. They are. The Lord has rolled out the red carpet for us ... all the way to Heaven. It is the ministry of every born again believer to offer what has been freely given to us. The ones on the other side of the purple cord must be offered the opportunity to walk on the red carpet with us.
 
God sees us as celebrities because we celebrate God. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. From what?
 
Yourself.
 
~Brother Mike
Sep. 21, 2021
During a recent press conference, a reporter with MSNBC hollered from the press corps, "Where is President Trump hiding his tax returns?"
Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, astutely responded, "We've found a very secure place and I'm certain they won't be found."
"And just where is that?" asked the reporter, sarcastically.
Mrs. Sanders grinned sardonically and said, "They are underneath Obama's college records, his passport application, his immigration status as a student, his funding sources to pay for college, his college records, and his Selective Service registration.
"Next question?
And the media keeps rolling on...true story
Aug. 20, 2021
May. 9, 2021
Apparently this is "National Lost Sock Memorial Day". I suppose it was inevitable a day would be assigned to recognize the phenomenon. We all have accumulated a plastic bag of socks that have lost their mate somewhere, some how.
 
I have reached a conclusion as to which sock goes on the MIA list. It is ALWAYS the right sock that is missing.
 
You see, the sock that remains is the one that is LEFT.
Somebody has to figure this stuff out. I'm glad I could help!
Have a Blessed Mother's Day to all the Moms out there.
 
~Brother Mike