Comments by Mike Childers
Since I find myself with a lot of time to kill, I read a lot of responses I usually scroll past. Someone made a meme to the effect of
"If distilleries can adapt themselves to make hand sanitizer, why can't the newspapers adapt themselves to start making toilet paper...since they are full of crap anyway."
I duly noted the humor of the post. "Don" commented that back in the day it was common to use newspaper as toilet paper. I had to comment:
The newspapers buy their paper from the paper mills. Different
mills make different papers. Newsprint is different from fine papers (letter heads and the like) which is different from toilet paper which is different from wove (envelope) paper. The processes are different so it couldn't be done without retooling the mill.
Listen to Don, newspaper will "work" but don't flush it! Besides, web offset ink is low tack and it never really dries. Your butt will go from brown to black. LOL.
I'm a retired printer after 50 years. This is the first time I've been able to apply my trade outside of the trade! :-D
Is it all a conspiracy?
Rahm Emanuel famously stated, "Never let a crisis go to waste." So, what did he mean by that? It was obvious at the time he said it that it meant slipping unpopular, leftist policies into the mainstream under the cover of, "Its what is for your own good", when in reality it is for your own doom.
There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic would qualify as a "crisis", but how dangerous a crisis is it? Have the death rates been compared to those during normal times? How does it compare to drunk driving, or even alcohol abuse for that matter? How does it compare to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, etc.? Does the number of deaths even hold a candle to lives lost to abortion, be it the child or the mother. It puts things in perspective doesn't it?
"For our own good" the United States Constitution is being trampled upon daily during this pandemic. If you remove the scales from your eyes you can clearly see the trampling is being done primarily by the left. The Democrats wanted abortion funding and other leftist goodies packed into the employer/employee relief package. The Republicans managed to weed out much of it, however due to time constraints, much was left in the bill that President Trump signed.
Greenville Mayor Erick Simmons (D) had the police raid two churches in his city for holding Easter Services in the parking lot. The police issued $500 tickets to all vehicle owners. This caused no small stir in America nationwide. Simmons has since walked that back due to the blowback. Of course he did as Democrats are prone to do and blamed Governor Tate Reeves (R) for the confusion.
Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer implemented even stricter isolation rules than the rest of the nation is enduring. Former First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting elections now and forevermore be done by mail, which is nothing more than a ruse to do away with voter ID laws. The Left has a strong desire to get rid of the Electoral College which is a stalwart law that makes it virtually impossible to steal a national election.
The Democrats want nationwide COVID-19 testing done on every man, woman and child in America...for our own good. Can you think of a better way for all American citizens to voluntarily submit a DNA sample with your name on it to the NSA, CIA, and the FBI? Do not doubt what they are capable of doing.
These Democrats, Socialist, Leftists, Communists always have the goal of stealing your money, freedoms, and rights ... all for your own good, and their lust for power to be in control over it.
As they say, "Never let a crisis go to waste!"
"They're not listening, they're not listening still,
Perhaps they never will."
~Don McLean "Vincent"
That is one of the primary reasons the MSM make irresponsible, erroneous reports about President Trump. They just don't listen.
According to the MSM, President Trump made some horrible and incendiary comments about Nancy Pelosi and Mitt Romney at the prayer breakfast. Did he? If you think he did, you weren't listening either, or you have bought into the media's distortions.
First of all, he mentioned no one's name. That would make it an assumption he was was speaking of Pelosi and Romney. Never assume when reporting the news.
Secondly, what did he say that wasn't reported?
President Trump stated he was still learning and trying. If you are a Christian and not learning and trying as he admits he is, you have a worse humility problem than the MSM reports he has. Are you exactly like Christ? If not, then you have more learning and effort to do to get there.
The MSM are quick to quote Jesus's words: "Judge not lest ye be judged..." completely ignoring the rest of the context. You know, like "cast not pearls before swine."
Thirdly, he said he didn't LIKE people who say they are praying for you when you know full well that they are not. Guess what? I don't like people who do that either. He also said he doesn't LIKE people who use their faith to hide behind while they are perpetrating evil toward you and your family. Again, I don't like people who do that either. Although he mentioned no names, the guilty dogs sure started barking. Just as the President, if you are Joe Blow from Cincinnati, Ohio and do those things, I don't like you either.
As Christians, we are to LOVE (ἀγάπη) one another. We are not required to LIKE (φιλία) anybody. Since the MSM is severely lacking in Biblical knowledge, I recommend they read "The Four Loves" by C. S. Lewis.
There is an old American Indian prayer that bears repeating:
"Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins. He who is present at a wrongdoing and does not lift a hand to prevent it, is as guilty as the wrongdoers. Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins. Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf."
It would serve the MSM well to walk a mile in President Trump's moccasins. Since the day he and the future First Lady came down that escalator to announce his candidacy for President, he, Melania, and even his children have been under savage attack by the MSM and the Democrats 24/7 and 365 days a year.
Just a few things to consider. What if it was your family? Would you cower and say nothing? Do you want to slip on a pair of the President's moccasins?
Think about it.
Yes, there is Hope in America...
I had occasion to go to my bank this morning and there was a line to the tellers. There was a couple of young ladies ahead of me involved in a conversation which I couldn't hear. One was apparently giving counsel to the other.
After their conversation, the one who was giving counsel left the line and joined her friends in the seating area. The one left behind received a phone call. Apparently it was somewhat unnerving. She broke line and went up to the lady she was speaking to earlier. They held hands and the first lady began praying with her. I was called to the teller.
After I finished my business, I turned to the ladies who had just finished their prayer. Loudly I said, "Merry Christmas everybody and as Tiny Tim would say, 'God Bless us everyone!' " The whole crowd in the bank turned to me and shouted, "Merry Christmas!"
Just like the ladies praying, or me wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, there is no reason for us to be shamed for our faith ... especially during Advent Season. After all, Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
How can there possibly be shame in that?
Merry Christmas and God Bless us everyone!