March 2017

I contacted my representative using the form supplied on their website and submitted the following:

It has come to my attention that there is a simply worded bill presented in committee to do the job we have been wanting done.  It says to stop obammacare and return to what existed prior to that time.  Simple.  Effective.  I am requesting you, as my representative, support this bill.  I am aware of several bills being passed last year.  I believe the number was about 7.  They were show votes as the previous president was not going to sign such a piece of legislation.  Now we have a president who would sign and it’s time to send him a bill.  I have read this bill and fully support it.  I am asking others to contact their representatives as well.  The Republican presence was increased in the past elections for exactly this purpose.  We want intrusive government out of our lives.  We don’t want a substituted intrusion.  To illustrate: I don’t want to excise stomach cancer and replace it with liver cancer.  If a house is on fire, you extinguish the fire, you don’t replace the fire.  Thank you

Please contact your representative.  Use the zipcode box in the upper right corner.  There will be a couple of picture identify boxes to prove you have a pulse.


Get ahold of your congress critters now.  Now.  NOW!!!

There is finally a bill in committee to repeal obammacare.  It will be soon apparent who was on the repeal bandwagon for only votes.

Here’s one possibility:

Dear sir:

Last year, there were several votes to repeal obammacare.  They were show votes as there was not a chance that the president at that time would sign the bill.  Now there is.  A bill is now presented in committee by Rep Mo Brooks that contains the reason you have been sent to Washington as our representative.  It states to repeal obammacare plain and simple.  That’s what we want.   That is why we increased the Republican representation – to stop this atrocity on the American people.  I am counting on your assistance in moving this piece of legislation forward to remove this anchor.  Thank you.

some bureaucrat may determine the usage of drugs and devices on a person according to the bureaucrat’s determination.  Understand that this also passed the Republicans in the house if it was signed by Zero as stated.  Let that sink in a moment, then watch.  What are the real odds these individuals will remove the government healthcare mandates when they provided Zero with this?

I’m reminded of a Republican governor here in Texas who wanted to mandate all females be vaccinated with Guardacil, even when death was noted with the product.  Somehow I believe that death of a recipient is greater than minimal risk.  We were basically told our opinions regarding the history of this medication were not permitted.  Eventually that proposed mandate was removed and the medication is still available with females in my office providing it to their daughters.  There is no way I would do so.  Two things: the vaccination risk is too great.  The need for the vaccine is predicated on the presumption of behavior.  Providing this vaccine is acknowledging that the recipient (my child) is going to participate in sex with partners exposing her to the virus.  How much risk is there in a monogamous relationship?  If I have had sex only with my marriage partner and my spouse the same, there is no risk.  Period.  The usage of this is related to behavior and I have heard the argument about there will always be some who do it.  Personally, I see this argument as a whitewash for the propaganda of promoting sexuality – free sex.  The message presented is, “we know you’re going to do it,” not, “this is something reserved for a marriage and problems will result if you don’t adhere to that limitation.”  Hearing the “we know you’re going to do it,” simply plants the concept in the mind that they are expected to adopt those behaviors.  The result is that the teenagers (and younger ones now) are doing just what they are trained to do resulting in the expansion of a society not controlled by the foundation of family, but rather by the application of bureaucracy.

Control in the 1800’s was exhibited in farming communities by the land owner over those who were purchased and forced to provide their labor for the production of crops.  We all know the name for that societal formulation.  It becomes a bit more subtle when applied by present day bureaucrats with the ostensible deniability that the person “applied” for benefits.  After all, it was their choice to apply.  Planned Parenthood allows themselves the white-wash of good works when they supply birth control pills.  Actually, they are setting up a scenario whereby the recipients are provided a level of comfort to participate in an activity reserved for marriage and when the natural result happens, then provides a recipient of Planned Parenthood’s actual practice from which they obtain profit.  Former welfare allotments kept the allure of help when actually, they were vehicles of government control.  This law takes control out of the theoretical and places it squarely in a bureaucrat’s hands meaning we no longer have the option to apply for whatever carrots they are providing.  We are subject to the bureaucrat’s whim.  How is that anything but the word describing an 1800’s plantation operation?

We are in the midst of doing a Kairos weekend.  This is a prison ministry.  It is similar to a Walk to Emmaus, or other 4 day activities.  About a month ago, we went on line to get a hotel and obtained a decent room on the outskirts of town.  The hotel manager is really trying to push his/her team and force all opponents to cheer.  The password to get on the internet is: gocowboys.  Imagine having to type that if you’re a Steeler’s fan…

I ran across this video showing the initial experience with a 10 meter dive.  One doesn’t really have to wonder what the individuals are thinking as they are rather verbal and microphones were installed on the sides of the platform.  I don’t know how I would react, but probably I would start with the low dive and jump of each higher one in succession.  I did that same idea off a ladder leaned next to the house when I was many moons younger than now.  I actually stopped at the rung below the roof line as the impact was starting to hurt.  Just another example of how pain is an excellent instructor.  I haven’t jumped off a roof-line or ladder since.

I got inspired this morning.  That is, I wanted a cinnamon roll.  It’s entire impractical to make just one, so I made a batch and took them to work.  I guess my reputation has started to grow since I was walking towards the building and noted the work van heading towards a satellite clinic.  The driver stopped in the middle of the road and asked for a contribution.  I gave away two rolls before even getting to the facility parking lot.  The recipe is simple:

just shy of 4 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup margarine, though I just use a knife and put in whatever looks like enough

2 tsp yeast

couple shakes of cinnamon

small shake of nutmeg.

1 tsp of salt – measured by pouring in the hand, of course

Place in machine and run dough cycle until into the last rise.  My machine takes a bit under an hour to get there.

Roll out on a floured board and make a rectangle about 8″ x 14 inches that’s about 1/2″ thick.  Next drizzle melted margarine over all but one edge of the upper surface to just coat.  Cover completely with cinnamon, except that dry strip along the long edge.  Add a little Nutmeg.  Roll from the coated long side towards the bare long side.  Wet the long side and secure to the roll.  Obtain about 3 feet of button thread.  Slide the thread under the roll and pass the ends across each other about 1″ from the end.  Pull.  This will neatly cut a 1″ thick circle.  Repeat this process until the entire roll is cut.  Place the circles on a greased pan and let rise.  Spray with water occasionally and putting on the stove above the heated oven helps in the rising time.  An actual proofing oven runs at 105 degrees and 100% humidity.  I don’t have that, so improvise.  It works.  For bread, I use an upside down cooler over the edge of the oven to catch the exhaust of the oven and help the bread to rise.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until just starting to brown.  Remove from the pan and let cool.  Frost with a mixture of powdered sugar and small amount of water which has been run in the microwave for a few seconds.  Enjoy.

I note that there is no definitive answer, but there are interesting research moments pending.

I’m reminded of my biochem class where the doctor stated he knew of a research where they took an African who had known lack of lactase and provided one cup of milk.  That meant the bacteria in the fellow’s gut would start working.  The researchers then collected and divided by type the gasses eminating from this volunteer.  After the description, the prof says to the class, “See what you get to do if you become a biochemist?”  He then pretended to be the count from Sesame Street and count the….

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