"I really don't hate you, Maci."

"Love and hate have a magical transforming power. They are the great soul changers. We grow through their exercise into the likeness of what we contemplate."--George William Russell
Lots of people send me messages. Most Conservatives support me. Most liberals hate me. Many, not all, but many Christians agree with what I say and how I say it. Most non-believers are completely annoyed by me and think I am stupid. I actually pity them the most. Perhaps I am stupid, but if only they knew that a lack of wisdom is much, much worse.

Most of the messages I get are either encouraging or hateful. I am happy to receive them both. The encouraging ones, well, they encourage me. While the hateful ones serve to strengthen my resolve and spur me onward.

I love being loved and I somewhat enjoy being hated.

After all, isn't that what Jesus said would happen. Just sayin'...


Obama is the biggest lottery winner in history!!

"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." --Confucius

So, here's a newsflash peeps:  If you are successful, you are a winner of "society's lottery". Yep, he actually said those words. I promise I can't make this stuff up. Here is a portion of our Dear Leader's very telling quote:

"The top 25 hedge-fund managers made more than all of the kindergarten teachers in the country. When I say that, I'm not saying that because I dislike hedge fund managers or I think they are evil, I’m saying that you’re paying a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 every year. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use in your family will ever be able to use. There’s a fairness issue involved here and by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could not invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the rubber hits the road. That’s Arthur where the question of compassion and I'm my brother’s keeper comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show. If we can’t ask that much— [ applause ]."

Wow. A bunch of rich, ignorant people gave that load of crap an applause. Truly, we are doomed. *sigh* 


Jade Helm: A Weapon of Mass of Control?

"Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace." --Reinhold Niebuhr
Okay, people.

Listen, I don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill, but seriously.

In the past two days I have been approached by five different, radically opposite individuals who asked me to research a military operation known as Jade Helm 15.

Given my non-conspiratorial personality, I wasn't immediately intrigued. However, last night as I climbed into bed, I decided to research this strangely named topic of conversation.

And, well, holy moly....