Comments by Mike Childers

May. 6, 2022
Years ago I had a "cockerspeagle' and my neighbor had a German Shepherd. The two of them would crack me up. One would pee on the fence and the other would pee on top of it.
One time "Odie" darted out of the gate when I opened it. I hollered at him to stop, but he was on a dead run to the corner, with idiot me chasing after him. When he got to the backyard fence on the corner, he peed on it and calmly walked beside me back home. Apparantly my neighbor Bill's dogs had been "talking smack" for a while.
~Brother Mike
Apr. 30, 2022
I went to Wally World to do some grocery shopping. I had been making do with what I had for about 3 weeks, since groceries have become so expensive. Yet, there comes a time that you are going to have to go. You can't eat rice and gravy forever, right?
However, I learned something from a mom and daughter who were shopping for some bananas. They were dissatisfied with the ones that were displayed and were pulling out the boxes that were underneath, which were green. I thought the ones displayed were a little on the green side. They were looking for bananas that were even greener than the ones underneath.
This piqued my interest, so I asked, "Are you looking for green bananas?" The mom didn't appear to be able to converse well in English, so her daughter answered. She said, "We are going to fry them." Delighted, I confided that I had enjoyed that delicacy when I had gone to the Philippines. I had attempted to fry bananas when I had come home, but I had disastrous results.The daughter said, "Oh no, they must be very green."
Now I know where I went wrong! Since the bananas they had examined weren't green enough, I just purchased a few riper ones to enjoy as is.
The way they were fried in the Philippines, the bananas were sliced lengthways in thirds, yet not all the way to the end. As they cooked in the hot oil, they would spread like a fan. After frying both sides, they would coat them in granulated sugar, allowed to cool and put in a plastic sandwich bag. They would sell the concoction for a pisa or two (about 25 cents at the time). Absolutely delicious!
Ahh, good memories brought back at Wally World of all places.
~Brother Mike
Jan. 2, 2022
Many years ago, I made a New Year's resolution that I have actually kept. I resolved to never make another New Years resolution.
I'm still holding true to my word.
~Brother Mike
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.
"#&$% Joe Biden" had become a rallying chant at College football games, embarrassing news and sportscasters from coast to coast. The word that is used is not one that is used in polite company. However, context is important. The word being used commonly refers crudely to sexual activity. I am convinced the chanters have no desire to have sexual relationships with Joe Biden.
The word in this context means they refuse to give Joe Biden any credibility whatsoever. They will not follow his lead on any matter. He has proven himself to be completely inept at any and all endeavors he has attempted. Everything he has touched has become worse for his input. It is a word of contempt.
The heads of the people on the Left side of the aisle are figuratively exploding. The chant has gone much so that "Let's go Brandon" has replaced the original profane "#&$% 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:
~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?
~Brother Mike