WHO ME?



WHO ME? - OD TO MY ENGLISH TEACHER - MY INSPIRATION 
My name is AL JACOBS, and I documented and approved every word of this website.  I am a consumer advocate, I photograph and write in the Tampa Bay area on a myriad of subjects.  Politics, Religion, Food, Sex, and Scams.  Born and raised in NY, living in Florida, and I occasionally speak English, preferring Brooklyn based meta-phonetic syllabication (aka Street English, Brooklynise, Slang).  

I am an American Citizen by birth, a droopy eyelid by genetics, from three generations of American Citizens, who immigrated (escaped the pogroms of Russia)  and settled here in 1917 and I love my country, served Honorably in the Military, mainly self educated, graduated HS at fifteen, skipped two grades,  I am self taught, with a Library card at 11 years old, living five blocks from a public library.  Though I did attend a school of higher learning, a city college in NY, and flew my own airplanes as a Pilot in Command for 32 years...   But I will say it without reservation...

I learned more on my own in the library and on the web, in inquisitiveness and on the street.  I have devoted and spent a good part, most of my life, working with charities and groups, building Military Memorials, to this day  salute those who served and those who paid the ultimate price of Freedom and have been lucky enough to mingle with some very patriotic good people I have had the pleasure of meeting, working with, teaching, training and survived.   

I have served in the Corporate world ( just like politics) and owned my own businesses, helped the poor, mentored, fought wars, and now I have to take a stand on the direction our country is going.  My inspiration was my English Teacher who hated me and it was mutual because I did not care for Shakespeare.  I preferred Popular Science and Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien first written in 1954.


My English teacher, once commented to my parents.  “He should move to France and study English as a foreign language”.  
I had enough from her, I unloaded,
 in front of the class.

Dear Mrs. Mahler, 
Shakespeare doth not a genius make, for he spake in terms reminiscent of a flake,
His meter I find hurts my ears, his stories I find, bring me to tears, 
And all those marks of selective punctuation, bring me no reservation,
My run-on sentences provide me with expression, I am a story teller
Not a critique of a high-fluting fictional best sellers.
And your classes frankly are quite boring... thus the abundance of high octave snoring”.

That got me thrown out...years later I added to my only case of poetry...

I write as I speak, my works reflect what I seek,
Be it Religion, Food, or Political, my reports can be quite critical.
I seek and embellish the uncouth, when seeking the reality of truth,
There are some doors that I will have to smash open, 
And the words will appear unbroken,
For the liars cheaters and crooks, bringing it out is my quest,
And when it becomes very real, for me that is the best of best 
And I will bring it forth to the top of the heap,

Fearing no one,  no man, no beast, no creep...


COMMUNICATION IN TORA BORA - FINALLY EXTERMINATION
In Tora Bora, the cave that Osama Bin Laden lived in,  case in point, probably had CNN or possibly the Internet via satellite run off a portable generator powered by steam burning sheep dung or a portable Honda generator. 

We know he had cell phones but prohibits personal calls.  We also know he is more up on world politics than most of us even with all the communication devices found in the average home.  

He was a student of survival living right under the nose of those looking for him.   Something we have to learn.  Possibly the antique payphone, non-digital and hard to track was used.  All you need was a supply of quarters.

We have all these electronic devices today not as our learning tools but as our pacification tools. We use them as distractions or our channeling to forget all the things we find upsetting our way of life. 

Babies have nipple shaped devices they can suck on and we older though not too much wiser walk through traffic, in traffic and die in traffic from our cellphones.

Worse we become oblivious to the manners of the world and we don't smile at people anymore, nor say good morning or hello to strangers.  We can't seem to live without that communication connection.

With TV, it's worse, worthless and wasteful. That’s because we usually are tuned to the sports channel, soap operas, sitcoms, reality shows and Hollywood gossip, which dominate the airwaves. Or and it's a good one, we are tuned into fantasy games on our Wii, the 360 or the other gaming devices. 

And if you tune into cable news you won’t get much of the truth either.  “FOX  aka FAUX NEWS”   is not capable of truth. Their entire Mantra is paid and written by clever propaganda experts for by the GOP and every guest is a certified stooge.You’ll get lop-sided opinions, most times not the truth and the worst bunch of fake politically paid actors the world has ever seen.


UNSOCIAL MEDIA  -  A MOUSETRAP IN THE DIGITAL RHEALM
But your phone can house games and emails and you can text till your fingers fall of and you can be part of a large club called Facebook or you can Twit your life away.   Actually, driving and twitting or texting at the same can take your life away and it has happened quite often and recently more often. In fact it in 2017 replaced DUI as the major cause of accidents.

"It was expressed as Honk if you love Jesus!  Text if you wish an immediate audience...  How true”.

And the Games. Just when your crowning achievement was shooting fifty guys with a 30-round clip, you get new levels to achieve. Tougher, you are challenged by a higher level. To accomplish what?  Bragging rights, self-indulgence, no wonder we are training a nation of idiots.  From first in the world in math and science to in 2015 and it’s worse now. Here are the results.

One of the biggest cross-national tests is the Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA), which every three years measures reading ability, math and science literacy and other key skills among 15-year-olds in dozens of developed and developing countries. 

The most recent PISA results, from 2015, placed the US an unimpressive 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science. Among the 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sponsors the PISA initiative, the U.S. ranked 30th in math and 19th in science.

When kids in Kazakhstan are smarter than our kids I shudder.  And every day more and more of these kids are playing out these games in the streets with real shootings, car jacking's, and gang violence. And that's just the top selling game.  Games imitate life with the shoot them ups, or war games, they are the most popular.

Sports, next year, like a broken record will restart and will again be a clean slate. Time to speculate and critique the teams looking for the edge and opinions. Reality shows aren’t real, Hollywood gossip is either pre-programmed or an invasion of privacy like TMZ,  sitcoms are getting stupider, and soap operas exhibit a different life style. No one dresses or looks that good every day, and do these people ever work for a living?

Truth in messaging has died.

 

SEE ROME and DIE: It was simplistic truth, killing was a favored passion !
In the old days of the Roman version of PlayStation, or Gameboy, you bet on the Lions vs. or the Gladiators vs. the Christians. My money and 100% of those attending probably bet on the Lions.  A truly great movie, "Gladiator" finds in the end, the leader needed pacification to control the masses.  Russell Crowe won many awards for his role in the Gladiator. A great movie and story...

Yes honor, bravery, revenge, love, loyalty, good looking gals, ambition, glory, are woven into the movie script. But the gladiatorial games were for keeping the masses entertained. In Roman times the games were big time entertainment. No HBO or Showtime. The plebeians ate it up.  It’s just like a T-Hump Rally, the plebeians, adore his lies and deceits.

But in the end Commodus had the right idea to keep the masses busy and distracted till he meets his end mano-un-mano in the gladiatorial ring with Maximus. Many will speculate that Commodus upon his death and the shape of the coliseum had a lot in common. It might of been responsible for the elliptical ring shaped device called the throne and the phrase "he's in the "sh*tter now". That's why we call them Commodes.

And as history tells us like many of the empires, not just the Romans, many things come to an end. The Roman Empire was dying, it was not of the people anymore.  Sound familiar? So, we have all these distractions today.  Only the scumbags are winning.

Another great insight into the past, go to Best-Buy stores and buy the complete HBO series “ROME”. It is well done, incredible realism and excellent attention to detail. You will be able to draw many parallels from this series.

About 84.00 USD. It’s the fall of an empire because of the same things we are faced with today. Politics, partisanship, greed, and finally death.  ( Many have asked the LORD for the last part, not mentioning names )  

We have a lot we can learn from the Romans.  Those games were brutal and so are the games our kids are growing up with today, the games the adults are playing, like the NRA, immigration, prejudice, etc, etc... our place in the sun, is now being trashed with sunspots and flares... do to a major mistake of the ignorance of some voters and corruption in the system.

 

THE REAL WORLD VS. WHAT WE ARE TOLD
World politics doesn’t work the way we want it too. We are not the only players anymore. The Republicans continually offer trickle-down economics as a way of re-development in this country. They quote former President Reagan, so we assume they are of the same thinking and skill set of the late President.  Not so, many are liars and buffoons.

These full-time shysters and pontificators know the buzzwords and cliché's ad nauseam. "The Party of Reagan", "The Eleventh Commandment" "Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev". 'They believe in quoting the Great Communicator, so we will assume the brilliance of the man and his financial moves trickled down to who is referencing Reagan and it will work again in the same fashion.   Wrong. Big time wrong. History repeats itself, but the circumstance changes and endings can differ.

They wish us to think their ideas and ideals are rooted in success. It's psychologically pacifying to quote a better time and era and the mind is happy again, so they think.  And that's why these buffoons in Washington are always quoting Reagan. Truth is they don't have answers for today. They are firing blanks.  Big Blanks filled with Bullshit.

Why? it's simple. Trickle down economy works when you have a path to trickle. That path, was also known as the middle class. Today without a middle class, trickle down is more like living on the ground floor of a two - story outdoor bathroom. More like Tinkle down economics.

Remember the car industry, and the production of almost anything like washers and dryers, radios, TV, furniture, carpeting, clothing, shoes, tables, chairs and food, etc.   

Imagine, Buick and Caddilac, the GM bastion, the hierarchy of elegance in the automotive field now brought to you by CHINA.  The inventor of the Chinese JUNK, pun intended and calcified.

These were the jobs that supported the middle class. They are gone forever as greedy corporations went overseas and more money in profit funneled to the stock holders.  Rich got rich, the workers got pink slips. That's what held the stock market so strong while unemployment was going to bust open.

Today almost everything has the word China stamped on the back. So, when we as buyers spend money into the system, seventy-six percent of every hundred dollars goes overseas. 

Wal-Mart is the best example.   When we had Mom and Pops only forty two percent of the dollar went away. Literally a third of our economy dollars you spend vanishes each time you shop.  And every time the stock market goes up a few points.

Just look at the money dumped on wall street and that changed nothing except the bonuses are still getting paid. The stocks went back up, and the holders got bailed out by who?  Why the middle class. The top end gets as much as the corporation sees fit to pay the rest. What a gift. They lose the empire and we buy it back for them.  I am beginning to see the wisdom of some foreign political systems.

Had this happened in China, the principal responsible would have been shot or probably do it himself.  Japan also has had a few "saving face".  In Russia, they just vanish, or vacation at the famous “Gulag 13”, or get strangled if they complain or President PUTIN, T-HUMPS best friend gets them poisoned.    France had its day of the guillotine, Germany had  firing squads,  and in the Middle East, swift beheading.  Here we bail them out and give them a raise for their incompetence,or a severance million dollar package for their greed.

We talk about jobs and new startups. What new store can compete against a Wal-Mart?  What new manufacturing plants can compete against China with no protection.  We are slowly being bled to death by the protectionism given to our trading partners. What tariffs, the tariffed product diverts to Mexico and comes into the country on the George W. Bush Highway. He even promoted an eight-lane highway stretching from Mexico to Canada.

HIDE THE PAST YOU HIDE THE TRUTH
We owe the Chinese a lot. Eight years of war run up the tabs very quickly.  TRILLIONS And of course, its money we can’t talk about as the former President Bush43 had made sure most of it is covered under the various need to know acts.   When we did find out we had the stock market collapse of 2008.   Interested Americans do need to know.  It’s called truth, not spin.  
Maybe we don’t teach history in school anymore so the next generation won’t know what these imbeciles did.  Hide the past you hide the truth.

LIFE HAS SIMPLE RULES AND LIARS CHANGE THE GAME
Next year some will die; some will starve; some will be beaten down and enslaved and some will pick up a weapon and become the tool of destruction in revenge or use that weapon in a fight for independence. That’s reality. It's based on strength.

Economics works the same way.  When "Bush the First" spoke of the New World Order, many of the less informed individuals envisioned a bunch of goose stepping neocons ruling the world like the "Third or Fourth Reich".  Right after that speech, gun sales in the US exploded.  Gun sales, people killers specifically, and very efficient.  Black helicopters, foreign troops, all lies and our politicians did nothing since they were being bribed by the NRA who was spreading those lies and also getting paid by the gun manufacturers.

Had they read the papers on the new world order it was about financial shifts in the strength of countries of the world.  A balance of financial economic development created power and fair trading of the resources with an expansion into other new players such as B.R.I.C.  (Brazil, Russia, India, China)  It could also be C.R.I.B. better suited to these newborns.

So is world leadership not by force but by economics. While we are engaged in a war and nation building, which will stretch into decades and complete breaking of our financial system, the world is changing, picking up a lot of our slack, going through a quiet revolution, and we are not the only ones in contention for world leadership.   You don’t fight these economic battles with AR-15’s.

In fact we are slipping so fast and so far because of the last eight years controlled by the Bush-Cheney-Rove Empire, we may not recover, it took the entire Obama administration to bring us back to a norm,  and we will slip lower and lower on the leadership pole as four new financial nations emerge. I would also remind you that Japan and Korea are already there as players. 

 

THE FAILING OF AMERICA STARTED AT THE BEGINNING
If you asked me what derails America, I would answer the obvious, greed and selfishness were two important players. If you asked me what abetted the greed and selfishness, I would answer one of the Ten Commandments and something the Founding fathers failed to address correctly for this time.   

Our founding fathers, not to be confused with some of our current crew of religious cassocked dressed fondling fathers had some strong ideas about the definition of a “perfect union”. Unfortunately "perfect union” meant something different to the “fondling fathers of today".  The Church took quick and forceful action. They moved them like peas under the three walnut shells.

The founding fathers were intellectually sound and knew from their own experience what was good for us and what was not. After all they knew how it was done back home. That's why they left mother England. Experience is a good, make that the best teacher. 

With an acute wisdom they made the most important and critical statement of our democracy, the simplest one. Our leaders in that time simply wanted the faithful, “to uphold the separation of Church and State”. 

Want to make it even simpler? Divide moral issues and legal issues into two categories. Let the State (Gov.) protect the rights and freedoms of all. Leave the others to their own moral means to solve their issues and mind their own frickin business.  That is the most important right of all.  The right to make your own decisions.

Religion has embraced politics as an Octopus embraces a fish. They seemed to have more hands in more places. Tell that to the South Carolina Catholic priest who threatened that he will not offer communion to anyone who voted for Obama because of his stand on abortion.  (The Vatican moved him out)

That made the news, I got the same thing from neighbors, some who live 10 yards from me. Simply put the founding fathers willed that "States actions shall not impact on the religious freedoms we all have". I used to think it meant ALL OF US. 

Freedom for all regardless of how you do it. Some wade through the water, or sprinkle the water, the baptismal water boarding, singing and dancing, snake handling, tambourine banging, smoke and incense, choral groups, junior choral groups, youth groups, responsive reading, bad choreography, foaming at the mouth, or glee clubbing hours of Hari Krishna and Kum-ba-ya, that's all personal belief and well-structured by each religion for control. 

Millions and Millions of dollars spent on Houses of Worship with ornateness that would probably embarrass God himself, portray the Heaven on Earth. The competition for the right to be first has caused more death in the history of the world than any other reason. Mix the two with the Congress then taking the lead and we have war.   We are the righteous governed by madmen, sort of modern day crusaders.  Much of it started with King George the Second.


BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, I WOULD NEVER TAKE THAT AWAY
Believe in your beliefs. It's your call and you are allowed to do it.   After all it’s all in the name of Religion which is the cornerstone of belief.  Unfortunately,  religion has changed it’s definition, it seems in the hands of some, it’s the quest to get a closer seat (even front row) to the throne, either the financial one or the spiritual one.

The E-ticket to the streets paved with gold, seventy-two vestal virgins and other man-Made promises, more to your share than the next guy.  And the rules are more corrupt than the problems they solve.

Some folks don't settle for equality in this race. I cringe when those who profess their fundamentalist convictions, believe they should take precedence over the law and order, as prescribed in the Constitution and the laws drafted from it. 

That's why the Evangelical vote scares me. People should be elected on the basis of whats good for the country, not their personal religious agendas.  It's the reason gay rights, the abortion issue, and health reform will always be a problem and the mainstream suffers when they shouldn’t because of the stone walling.   

Evangelicals vote with their belief in mind and not whats good for the country.  They also suffer from a weakness in which they believe a whole bunch of bullshit as along as Jesus gets mentioned.  T-Hump is the greatest example with 2000 certified lies and innuendos and hate and they still believe him. Thats just sheer hypocrisy and stupidity.

Our politicians have to swear an oath to country first. Let’s keep the White house, painted neutral White. It's a nice non-offensive color. Lets leave out the purple robes, gold plated urns, vessels and gold-painted pianos, weird pointed hats, incense, old languages, weird rituals and fear management.  Thats for the Praise The Lord TV  crew to sucker people in.


BASICALLY THE EVANGELICALS PUT GOD BEFORE COUNTRY
Evangelicalism evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide, cross denominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.

Evangelicals believe in the centrality of the conversion or the "born again" experience in receiving salvation, in the authority of the Bible as God's revelation to humanity, and in spreading the Christian message. The movement has had a long presence in the Anglo community before spreading further afield in the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries.

Its origins are usually traced to 1738, with various theological streams contributing to its foundation, including English Methodism, the Moravian Church and German Lutheran Pietism. 

John Wesley and other early Methodists were at the root of sparking this new movement during the First Great Awakening. Today, evangelicals are found across many Protestant branches, as well as in various denominations not subsumed to a specific branch.

Among leaders and major figures of the evangelical Protestant movement were John Wesley, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Billy Graham, Harold John Ockenga, John Stott and Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The movement gained great momentum during the 18th and 19th centuries with the Great Awakenings in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The United States has the largest concentration of evangelicals in the world. Based mostly in the Bible Belt, US evangelicals are a quarter of the nation's population and politically important.

In the United Kingdom, evangelicals are represented mostly in the Methodist Church, Baptist communities, and among evangelical Anglicans. Evangelicalism, a major part of popular Protestantism,  is among the most dynamic religious movements in the contemporary world.

I wish them well, believe what you wish,  but don’t tell me what I should believe in, thats still my choice.


HOT TOPIC: THE ABORTION ISSUE
You can't mix Religion and Politics without depriving someone of their rights. Stand against abortion and you have deprived a woman of her inalienable right to choose.  

A law should never be created that denies the law for someone else.  It’s a MORAL issue and MORAL issues are in the hands of the person involved and his or her spiritual and legal, family and friend advisors, not the government nor the politicians.  

The biggest mistake in the history of our Judicial system was the Rowe Vs. Wade. It was not a supreme court decision that had to be made. "It was a moral issue that got out of hand well escalated by attorney fees".

Defining marriage by gender is no ones business other than those involved. It's a choice they make. The local, state and federal government has no business interfering. The only exception is if it harms or effects children in any way or form in a bad way and then the law gets involved.

It's separatist. The movement itself creates division. For each Evangelical that liked what they heard, a few others did not. Not Evangelical enough. So the Republican party split into far Right Conservatism, Moderate Conservatism and Evangelicalism. 
Thats defined  as Greedy, Self Indulgent and sheer Frickin Idiocy.

With front page stars like Huck the Schmuck Huckabee, Former Screaming Idiot Palin, actors like College Dropout Rush Limbaugh and Glenn the Huckster Beck fueling the fires for personal gain, the election, the future of this country was in jeopardy.  

Curiously it seems many Americans are afraid of too much Evangelicalism. It got T-Hump elected and look where we are now.  The Evangelical wing of the GOP, about 35% of the vote, are controlling almost everything in Congress. That why nothing gets done.

They are hurting the country and the GOP is catering to all their whims, and not respecting the majority who believe in the Constitution.

It was the real down to earth common sense people trying to make it in this world in tough times by simple living.  With nothing but the agenda of a better life and looking for real relief they came out to vote, but they voted for a false God.  They were tricked and too proud to admit it.

 It came down to a simple belief of here or now, and surviving.  So the E-Team brought out more heavy guns... the persons of faith...  and the country got  screwed and it may take 20 years to re-cooperate.  
We are in deep doo-doo as Jar-Jar-BINKS would say.


NOTABLE PERSONS OF FAITH:  
Sen. Ensign, a person of faith and on a few religious councils like "Promise Keepers" forgot the part about sleeping only with your wife.  Sanford the Governor who serves on the frickin ethics committee side, started singing his favorite song is “ Don't cry for me Argentina". He was on a committee involving moral ethics, what a conflict of interest. Bummer...

Then we got Rep. William Jefferson, with $90,000 dollars in his refrigerator. He claimed they were frozen assets. Some said,   “Cold hard Cash”.   Please read his forthcoming cook book “ From Frozen assets to Cooked goose”.  

My paper on that crowd stretched to ten names all of which were in Congress. Whereas those elected should be of the people, it seems they all took advantage of the people. They were faithful to themselves.

And a monthly ritual of cassocked pedophiles, music ministers, youth counselors and abusers, the list goes on and on.  Florida is a haven for these monsters.  Our Lord is currently running an ad on Monster Magazine for a new personnel director.  And the two years we had to endure Palin, her love of the Lord and Alaska was her Mantra till the book deal came along... 

And the Chicago times sent a team to Alaska to check out that fraud.  Read the article...

Funny how persons of faith always remind you “they are a person of faith”.  You mean you hadn't noticed it. Sometimes not by action, or deed, for which they would be recognized as a good person but by their statement "I am a person of faith" which tells you they are a good person, you should buy it and they don’t have to prove it. 

Faith redemption is a common hallmark of forgiveness for evil acts.  Thus if you are redeemed, I am more interested in what you were redeemed for and is the other half, the moral and legal issues satisfied.  History is a great tool in predicting the future.  The ancient LAO people said, The tiger wears his stripes on the outside, you know he is a tiger.  Man wears his stripes on the inside and you don’ know who he is.   Faither’s, are people without stripes.

Unfortunately, the jails are occupied by several who were persons of faith. I call them before's and afters. When arrested, they scream, I swear I didn't do it. When they get death row, they find the Lord.  Like the ax-murderer who made sushi out of her husband with 128 deft strokes of the ax.   She was a person of faith.  At the time of her execution, the local church pastor said you can’t execute her, she has found Jesus and the 100 or so folks from his congregation screamed outside the jail on the night of her execution.

The warden explained to the screaming crowd, I appreciate your support.   But Law is Law.  “ Be happy, she’s going to visit with Jesus, a lot sooner”.    It’s just an example of Faith Ups-manship. So the faith issue popped up in the T-HUMP elections since it was necessary to activate the righteous base of the party.  It seems they never made second base.  They talk the talk, but gibberish doesn’t count as walking the walk.


GEORGE BUSH 43  (King George The 2nd)
Probably so because we have heard too much faith talk from the White House for the eight years that were under Bush43 who stopped stem cell research on HIS personal religious grounds for eight years.  President Obama killed that Bush executive order 22 minutes after he took a seat in the Oval office.   It was the first order he killed.

How many died because of Bush43, and his quasi-reborn religious beliefs?   Unknown, but my wife was one of them and I am a Cancer Care-Giver and supporter of Stem-Cell Implantation.  My current patient and friend had six months on the time clock and working with her on diet, life style changes and her doctors, we celebrate five years and it’s looking even better. thank you president Obama. 

It's time for earthly action by earthly people since I think G-d has been overworked and the requisitions are falling on tired ears. G-d is saying "you work it out this time, you used up all your free E-passes".  In just this past year, we have had many noble persons of faith, suddenly go faithless.   In these last few months and years we have heard a lot of  “ thoughts and prayers”  the politicians version of “DOING NOTHING”.

It’s almost comical in a devastating way. He probably will be remembered in history as the funny President who on his watch brought us two wars, destruction of not only our economy, but the world’s, the most unfavorable opinion of us at any time in history, disregard for the citizen laws and the Constitution, wiretapping, torture, and again a lack of common sense. 

He stopped stem cell research, declared victories that were not and generally botched up everything with the worst choice of appointments in the history of this country.   Dick Cheney, Carl Rove, Gonzalez, Mike Brown, the list goes on.  But he is a person of faith. Now we really need God’s help but still we are unable to unwind the mess he put us in.

Schroder of Germany said; “We rightly criticize that in most Islamic states, the role of religion for society and the character of the role of law are not clearly separated; but we fail to recognize that in the U.S.A., the Christian fundamentalists and their interpretation of the Bible have similar tendencies.

Many Americans are disturbed by the religious rhetoric that President Bush too often used and by the fact that he wears his religion “on his sleeve.” Also, like Schroder, many Americans see the entire religious right movement as a potential danger to our democracy. Are they imagining things or does religion, at some finite point, become incompatible with a democratic government?

Prayer is like a closing tool for the intelligently bankrupt like Bush.  Everything that went wrong during this administration required divine intervention to absolve it.  Blame not the dumb planning, one-sided thinking, "cronistic" appointing, partisan delegating, poor officiating, and maybe overall the demise of  "common sense" prevalent in his administration.  His excuses, what excuses?  Here it comes, Laura and I, our thoughts and prayers  for _________________.  Fill in your particular need.

Prayer is used as an end around excuse tool. When you play the prayer card you end the game. You can then leave the room gracefully and turn the blame over to the divine big guy and you keep your votes.  After all, you are the “good guy” invoking G-D. It’s easy to say “we’ll offer prayer and do all the righteous things" so our part of the blame is relinquished.

Just look at the beginning of Bush’s downfall, KATRINA, his finest hour, and his lack of the three I’s,  a President must have: They are “ Integrity, Intelligence, In-Command”.   Short sighted personal photo-ops and congratulatory remarks to the team of BOZOS who did nothing right. This was insult to the intelligence of anyone with an IQ of 37 or above. 

He's telling us to pray while the government, on state, local and federal level is in a state of shock with no leadership.
People were dying, starving, and no help in sight.   As with history, the Lord has always come through. For those caught in KATRINA, the real Commander in Chief (GOD) sends an emissary loaded with divine guidance and some choice words.  He was a simple man...


LT. GENERAL RUSSELL L. HONORÉ, AKA “THE RAGIN' CAJUN"

A hands on grunt who started with a GED; totally schooled by and rose through the ranks in the military; achieves a Masters degree in the service; serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina sweeps in like the Seventh Calvary and restores order and saves lives. 

More "get'er done guts" than the entire city, state and federal leadership led by Mr. Corrupt himself, Nagy the Mayor, and all the Senators, Congressmen and the buffoon Governor of Louisiana.
For our future, we need people with this down to earth intelligence and integrity, quality people who love their country, and with a large amount of vitality. Strong hands, strong conviction in this country and focused. 

And none of these heros invoked public prayer. They did not wear it on their sleeve, you see it's a personal thing, in your heart, in your soul and it works every time for the real believer.  Those that did their job had the magic embedded in their belief and it was belief that got them through it.

The most classic line throughout the entire affair was when the General told a young National Guardsman to stop pointing his rifle at the people.  “We are her to help these people, not shoot them”.

When elected you swear an oath to this country that takes precedent over all others. The founding fathers knew that if the order was God, Country, Family and so forth, a political position missed the point.  In office, if you accept the role the focus is on Country and then it doesn’t matter what religion you are, the other two or more follow. 

THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
In the beginning, I said there were two parts to this, the Separation of Church and State and in Part Two we will look at the number one hit of the TEN commandments, the preponderance of Fakirs, Thou shalt not put False Gods before me.

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