Sometimes when I write things, I do not fully explain myself; which sometimes leads people to make false assumptions about my blog and yes, even me. When I wrote my posting regarding the future of this blog, I wrote the following:
This is a posting, which I have been meaning to write for a very long time; I just needed the right moment and the excuse to write it. As I wrote here earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced that American Military forces would be leaving the Country of Iraq at the end of 2011; which would essentially end the Country’s Military presence in the Nation of Iraq.
I am prayerfully considering the matter and I ask for your prayers going forward in it.
I went to the Church for a few services and I did decide to pass on the Church. What it boils down to is some personal preferences of mine; also, in addition, there were some issues with the Pastor as well. Therefore, I decided to pass on that Church. I thank the man, who was kind enough to invite me.
I do have another one in mind, however I will be very honest with you, and I am not in a great hurry to become involved with another Church again. I am still a bit gun-shy about attending a Church again; mainly because of my being burned here about 5 years ago, by a Pastor who preached one thing and did another in his personal dealings. When this occurred, I essentially said that I would most likely never get involved with another Church group. However, this man’s kindness and boldness to share the gospel with a total stranger captured my interest.
There is one thing that will not change around here and that is my walk with the Lord. I will not be posting secular music here any longer. Just because it does not look good for a person, who is supposed to be a Christian, of which the term means someone who is a follower of Christ — to be posting music on a blog, of which he is the owner. In other words, I will leave the music posting to the liberals who support that music and lifestyle it represents.
Another thing I need to point here is that I am fully aware of the fact that I have let myself go here in the last six years. When I was burned by that Pastor and a few other people involved in that whole situation back in 2006, I came home that day, put my Christianity on the back burner, and delved into the world of politics. I guess you could say that I needed a distraction from the recent events, which worked for me, because I did not want to dwell on what had happened too much, because I did not want to become bitter over it. Therefore, I just changed gears and started writing about politics. However, to gain more readers around here, I did some things, that now as I reflect on it more, might have not been expedient for someone who is a Christian. This was my own personal oversight and I take full responsibility for that.
In closing, going forward here at this blog, which I do plan on writing about in detail here in another posting, I do plan to watch myself a bit more as a Christian. I also will find a Church, when I am ready for that. For now though, I just do not feel an overly compelling reason to be a part of one. It is a myth that Church attendance is a requirement for anything at all, least of all, one’s personal salvation. (Update: The posting that I spoke of, is now here.)
The alternative title to this posting should be, “owning up to that fact that I have let myself go, in the last six years, since leaving my last Church.”
Tonight I was looking at my logs and noticed that a posting about Canada, that I wrote in a fit of anger a year ago was gaining popularity on here. Well, that changed tonight, because I deleted the silly thing.
I mentioned on here Sunday that I had found a new Church. I am a Christian and it is time I started acting like one. Which means some things are going to change around here with the blog. They are:
- No more classic rock videos
- Bad Language: I am going to try and work on that….
- No more behavior unbecoming of a follower of Jesus Christ — even with those I disagree with…
My reasons for this, are thus; what I do in the privacy of my home is one thing — what I do publicly on this blog is representation of my Church and of my Christianity. It is also for public consumption. The last thing that I want to do, is bring a reproach to the great Church that I just started attending.It says on my twitter bio that I am a lousy Christian. As of today, I am going to start a working’ on that lousy bit. If I screw up, call me on it, please and yes that includes the people who are not my friends.
I hope you all understand. But I am rounding another corner in my walk with the Lord and I do want you all to come with me. I won’t cut older posts, as that is in the past; unless it’s something very vulgar and some starts linking to it. But everything after this point will go through the, “is God pleased with this?” filter.
Thanks for reading…
Update: I wrote this originally on my iPod touch; I made the corrections needed here on the laptop.
Just letting everyone and all users who read this site via mobile devices know that I had to switch to different mobile plug in for WordPress. It seems that the old one had a bug, in which threaded and paged comments were not working.
In other words, that last huge comment thread on the chick who whined about getting yanked off that plane, mobile users could only see like 34 of the comments. I discovered this, because I just happened to look at the posting on my iPod.
Anyhow, the new mobile plug in has some excellent features and the really cool features, like all the ads on the main blog display for mobile users. Pictures and videos automatically resize, which makes my job 100% easier.
I will admit, the theme is bit busy, and ALL the ads are there. (hint hint!!! I don’t do this for my health, ya know!)
That is all….
Da Boss ’round here…
My friends, I hate like hell to have to do this; but my personal living situation has deteriorated in the last hour and I mean badly.
Folks, I am just going to have to tell this bluntly; I need a place to live — as in right now. The pleasant living situation that I have enjoyed for the last 39 years ended tonight in a fit of rage.
To be blunt, I am to the point where I just cannot handle living with my parents anymore. I love them, but, I cannot handle living here anymore.
To be quite honest; I don’t even know if I will be living here tomorrow or not.
If anyone wants to call me and offer support, I can explain it. But, for some very good reasons. I won’t explain it here. Let’s just say, that this has been brewing for a LOOOONG time and it came to head tonight.
I am 39 years old and I am living like a 16 year old in my parents basement. Part of that, is my fault. Part of it, is just my personal situation, the economy and just plain ol’ bad luck.
My Job prospects are grim at the moment; I quite honestly do not know what I am going to do. But I have to do something. Even if it is taking a minimum wage job push carts at store somewhere. I have to get a job and get an apartment somewhere.
I would like to live in this area, somewhere near my parents. I love them dearly, but I just cannot handling living with them anymore; and after what happened tonight, I do not know if I will be living here much longer anymore.
Things I need right now:
- First Months Rent and security Deposit for a One Bedroom Apartment
- Some form of reliable transportation
- Money for a bed, chairs, table, cable, water bill and all the stuff that goes with living on your own!
Let me make this very clear:
THIS IS NOT A JOKE AT ALL. THIS IS VERY, VERY, SERIOUS. I MAY END UP IN THE STREET BY THE END OF THE WEEK!
I will be pricing apartments and will let you all know on prices. But, I must, must, must get the heck out of here and I mean quickly. Believe me, this is not because of a Law Enforcement issue, it is because my relationship with my folks is not good and me being here is going to make it worse.
If you want to help, Please:
Drop a donation, The more the better in the PayPal Button at the top and left!
I swear, I wish this was some sort of a joke; it is not and I need your help now, more than ever.
I will be job hunting for something, anything…. But in the meantime. I got to get the heck out of here and now!
Update: I will keep everyone updated. But I will be getting out of here; somehow, someway. I have to, for my mom’s and my well being.
It’s 3:00am and I cannot sleep worth a darn. So, I thought I’d write here for a few.
A few news items:
Goldsilver.com has moved it’s affiliate program out to a third party company. What does that mean for you? Nothing. Same product and company. What does it mean for me? More money, I hope. So, click that big banner on the left and buy the hell out of gold and silver too please. It helps!
(please do know, if you’ve bought already; one that I appreciate the heck outta ya and two, yes it has gone for a very good cause. I have not, in months now, had to ask my parents to help me buy my medication for ADHD. That, in itself is a very awesome thing. That medication, which has now went up over $40.00; keeps my rather small pea brain in gear and my mental accordion in tune. (so to speak) again thanks! You guys keep me going. )
More suppliers for Ammo added: some of you emailed me a while back and said that you thought ImpactGuns was too pricy on ammo. For once, I was listening. So, I have added three (!) new suppliers for ammo. They are on the left, in the sidebars. I figure you cheapskates can find some ammo for your “pop pop” at those links, that won’t break your piggy bank. You can get “pop pop’s” too from Impact Guns. Remember, it goes for a very cause! It keeps me off the Government dole and out my parents wallet, as much possible.
Donations via paypal rock. Those of you who done it are awesome. You know who you are!
My bookstore is awesome, and you should check it out.
Jeff “goldenboy” Goldstein is still an prick… as are his sock puppets. Some goes for Ace. But that chick that was stalking Jeff? She is whacked! still doing stuff to get into trouble! Holy hell! I mean, I’ve done share of crap stirring but man, she takes the stuff to another level!
No hyperlinks. Sorry, too much of a pain on this iPod.
I made a contact with a very well known black Christian singer from the 1980’s on the ham radio box today. He’s been on PTL club and Gaither home coming videos. Last name is Harris. worked him on morse code. I was “star struck” as they say, felt like I worked Elvis.
September 11 is coming. 10 years now. We as a nation have changed. I did, everyone did. I thought about doing a “rake those #%^%#*# over the coals” type of a post, but I figure that’s what those idiots want. so, I’ll most likely just either refrain from posting at all or do a simple remembrance posting…. Maybe.
The problem with 9/11 is that it became this whole thing unto itself; and both sides —- use it as a wedge issue. Which is sickening, IMHO.
Well, enough yammering from me. More posting soon, when I wake up.
I received a nice e-mail from a reader in Canada.
Before you read this; know that he was reacting to this here:
I am Canadian.If you think canada is bad by what you know try living here.I am 5th generation in this country and have watched it go down hill bad in the last 30 years.Why bomb it, it is all for sale or free to immigrants.This is bullshit.Our government controls the media to tell us only what they want us to know.So most of us are trying to just deal with getting by with the high cost of every thing.We have east indians taking over trucking and cabs.They are in our government changing laws to suit themselves.You call any part of our government and you will more than likley get a chink or a hindu,i am sick of it.It is known here that being a white male here is a dinosaur,and we pay for every thing.I have spent time in the us and have always enjoyed myself and the pride of its people,and have always been treated very well,thank you.I now hate canada with a passion and my wife and i plan to leave soon on our boat.You are right about a lot of the people here,but most of the people i know would also agree with you.So please do not judge all of us by the dumb fucks we have to deal with.I hope this email proves we are not all stupid and unaware.I would rather live in the states. If it was not for the us our country would be a bigger shit hole than it is.I for one would like to say thanks for being there.A pissed off canadian Gord
I retract what I said about all Canadians being dumb. I guess there’s still some smart people up there.
Thanks for writing Gord!
I was looking in my stats on this blog and I happened to notice that someone happened to come upon a posting where I lambasted a particular blogger for banning me from viewing his blog.
I am almost certain that this person most likely said, “Well, what about you?”
Okay, it is true, I have banned people from read this blog; and for one damned good reason. They deserved it.
Warning! Web Hosting Geek Talk to follow!
It is true, I do not suffer trolls, liberals and fools very well at all, really. I guess it is a personality trait of mine.
But honestly, the only IP address that have made it to my “Deny From” list in my “.htaccess” file on my server; are those who have tried hacking into my blog. Which has not been much as of late. However, there are a few, and I do mean FEW who have managed to get their IP addresses added to the list of people not wanted around here.
One is a local guy; who I knew back before I ever became a blogger — he was an asshole then and is still a fucking asshole. His name is Jeff King; he is on facebook. Rich boy punk from around here. Never liked him at all, and still don’t. His IP’s are in there. He is a Ron Paul fan, which should tell you everything you want to know. Lives way out in the Country, about 70 miles to my west. Might be because he is a racist and an Anti-Semite. Most Ron Paul-bots are.
Now, there are a few IP’s of people, who thought they be cute and do a drive by on the blog; and I rewarded them. Some e-mailed me and lectured me on how “Lame” it was for me to do that. My response is, you start paying my hosting, medication and other bills, then you can lecture me. Otherwise, eff off and die. My motto is this; the man who pays the hosting bill, that being me is the person who makes the rules — and my only rule is this: Don’t screw with me. You disagree with what I write? Fine. But don’t come here acting like a tool; or I will just block your IP. Viewing my blog is not a right, it is a privilege. You do dumb stuff to annoy me, I can and will add you to the “Deny from” list.
Now as for the blogger that I mentioned above; he has long since removed my ban. I also believe that I might have written about this before; but for the sake of those who wonder, yes I have banned people from here —not very many at all. Mostly hackers. But there have been a few that have deserved it. I look at it as my ultimate trump card and I use it very sparingly.
That is all.
Well, Chris Muir is, the rest of them are cartoons!
Head on over and give him some money. Give some for me too; I do not have a regular source of income, or I would. So, give a double dip for me!
Day by Day is the cartoon that is in the lower right sidebar. Every cartoon is good; and Chris Muir is a funny man. (Funny looking too, but don’t tell him I said that! )
Just a tidbit of info: I used to read Chris’s cartoon, when I was a left of center! Remarkably, I found it to be very funny.
Check out the posting over at Ace of Spades HQ.
That’s why I moderate the comments section; because of stuff like that. I don’t want DC calling me, at all.
I will admit, it was something that I sort of pulled out of my ear at the spur of the moment, I thought the header was rather bland. I thought about putting something there to reflect my new attitude towards things a bit.
So, do you like it. I think it might be a bit big.
Let me know in the poll please.
Here are the site hit numbers for last week.
Total counter state:
From the beginning of the month:
New Visitors: 2775
New Visitors: 2274
Not to shabby for a guy who does not really advertise.
….and it’s a good one too!
This is from reader Suzanne from Maine; and it was titled: “WOW AND WOW…SPOT ON !”
Greetings, just read your article posted on Facebook, and I am delighted. Why ? Because, like you, I grew up thinking I was a democrat. Taught school in Cambridge for 34 years, but 5 years into my profession, I saw how the liberal loons from Harvard School of Ed. just 1.4 mile from where I taught, were destroying the educational system in my city. They dropped the morality conduct bar lower than a common street gutter….They used our administrators to ram forth their liberal agenda…Our students were promoted socially…grades no longer mattered…they graduated…behaviour no longer mattered some needed a prison cell not a classroom…I began to wonder why I was paying dues to a union that poured money in the millions into the coffers of a bunch of deluded morons in order to elect more deluded morons…! I have a very keen sense of right and wrong and my gut tells me when something is wrong..and from the moment I set my instincts on Obama I shuttered. OMG…please God not him..So I held my nose, prayed alot and voted for McCain…a vote for anyone else, a write in, was a vote for the marxist…had no choice…really. The only silver lining with Obama’s election is that he is attempting to ram our nation so far to the left, so quickly that millions of Americans have awoken. My fear is that not enough of these people have a clue as to what is going on with this man. I fully believe that his main goal is to destroy this nation from within in typical Marxist fashion. He has engineered, intentionally, the total collapse of this economy in order to ram forward his New World Order. What infuriated me the most is my party, the republican party, have caved to this asshole over and over again since last election..The ruling class elites in the gop just do not want to lose power…so they will throw some of their own under the bus, as they did with the 2010 election. I feel like I am in a bad marriage…with no way out…with this Marxist mocking us 24.7 . I swear at the telee…cannot stand to listen to the nazi progagandists on main stream media and even Fox is veering more and more left..We have only ourselves to save this nation. I am delighted that you reamed out the kool aid drinking morons…who continue to do the thorazine shuffle…the deluded obamites who stil think he is great…Let’s see what the gop does today with this budget deal. I just wrote to Rep Issa about the latest scandal…Fast and Furious…2500 firearms more powerful than our own guys have, that we the taxpayers paid for through the assholes stimulus money…I DEMANDED FROM HIM TO UPHOLD THE OATH HE TOOK TO PROTECT AND DEFEND AND GO AFTER OBAMA AND HOLDER…THIS HAS THEIR FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER THE PLACE DAMMIT. I DON’T EXPECT A REPLY, JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR RIPPING ALL OF THESE COMMIE BASTARDS A NEW ONE…! RESPECTFULLY, SUZANNE
Suzanne, thank you so much!
Can’t argue with endorsements like that, can you?
As I wrote earlier, I had a job interview yesterday.
The interview went well, at least, I thought so anyhow.
I will not know anything, until after Wednesday of next week. I have something going on this coming week involving my Dad — Which I will post about here shortly.
So, at this point, it is strictly a prospect; someone who called me about a job.
To give you a little hint: It is a driving job. Delivering air freight. Close to what I was doing, before I became involved in blogging. I have had two good driving jobs in my life. I lasted over a year at both of them. Both companies sadly went under in this tough economy.
The real kicker? The guy pulled my resume, because of something I left in the comments section. He could tell, I was a Conservative.
Stay tuned, as I will know more later, hopefully.
Just a quick note. I will be away for most of the morning and most of the afternoon with my dad.
Posting will most likely not happen.
Be back soon!
Chief cook and bottle washer
From the bank account today:
Date Description Withdrawals Deposits Balance 05/27/2011 ACH CREDIT PAYPAL TRANSFER $5.22 $146.50 05/26/2011 ACH CREDIT GOOGLE ADSENSE REVENUE SH $110.35 $141.28
I’m not going to lie. This could not have come at a better time for me. It’s not much; but it is better than nothing.
I decided that the other look was just not for me. Some people were complaining that the blog was too hard to read and indeed, I noticed it myself. So, I’ve changed it up.
I do hope that you like the new look.
My Dad will be headed in this morning to have a procedure to remove a blockage in his leg. He went for testing on this, about a week ago. So, today’s the big day. Blogging will be slim to nil for a next few days.
update: well, dad made it through the procedure. He will stay overnight. I will give a longer update later.
I happened to be looking through my logs and spotted this:
Now, sir, I do not know what you are looking for; but I hope you find it. Meanwhile, you might want to look at this:
I hope that will answer all of your questions.
It seems that I have attracted an anonymous troll. Whom seems to think that he can be totally shielded by going through a anonymous proxy in Denmark.
There’s only one little problem. He actually made the mistake of checking in, without the proxy:
Hmmm.. Now why would an upstanding college like Rudgers allow their students to troll and blog like mine? Maybe I should call Redgers college and give them this IP address and let them know that a student is trolling on my Blog.
Amazing what you can learn by simple trudging through a log file and matching time stamps.
Honestly guys, do you really think that I am that stupid to leave the login to this blog at default?
As it is, I have all *.RU domains blocked, which means anyone in Russia cannot access this blog, right now, at all. Plus, I have a few IP addresses also blocked, that the idiots have been using to try getting into my blog.
I swear, I mistakenly write something on my “about me” page and these idiots think it is open season. Well, gents, I’ve got excellent hosting and I know my stuff when it comes to dealing with morons like you. So, keep it up, and you’ll having to explain to Russian police why you were trying to hack a blog.
Your choice gents. But you are not dealing with a newbie user, at all.
Just wanted to let everyone know that reads here and follows me in twitter; that I am not doing very well at all.
I have an idea what caused it, local pizza place that I love one night, and Mexican food the next; it all together, just irritated the crap out of my digestive system.
Either way, been in quite a bit of pain; plus, I am remanded to cottage cheese and a banana and a glass of milk. That’s what I had for lunch.
Last night the pain was so bad, that I was almost told my folks to take me to the hospital; but I knew what that would involve — running a hose, with a light on it, up my butt and see what the trouble is. Not my idea of a good time.
I have had this problem in the past. It has been a while; but something in there is a irritated really bad and is not a happy camper — and boy do I feel it.
So, until I heal up and quit hurting; Blogging will be lite or non-existent for a while.
All Prayers, incantations, and good ol’ fashioned, good Ju Ju sent my way is appreciated.
I have been blogging since 2006, and believe it or not, I have not taken any time off for any length of time. Well, I have taken hiatuses; but the majority of them did not last too long. I have also, admittedly slowed down on the blogging a bit.
Anyhow, Today, is the Lord’s Day and for once; I am taking it off. Yes, by the time this posting goes live, I will be mid-snore. I have exactly one thing on my “I must do this list” and that is my daily Bible reading. After that, I will be in one of three places; over there in the bed, with the TV remote channel surfing, in the “necessary room” “combing my hair” or in the kitchen fixing me a bite of food. Of course, if we get that winter storm from hell, that we’re supposed to get; I will most likely either running the snow blower or shoveling off the front porch!
Either way, I am going to take day away from twitter and this Blog; I need it, there comes a point when one has to just walk away for a while and stop worrying about politics.
Anyhow, at the time that this posting becomes active; I will most like be snoring my fool head off. I have been keep late hours as of late. I need to get back into the habit of getting up early; but I have a fatal flaw, I love the night owl shift and sleeping in.
Sort of makes that whole, up the chickens bit a little rough!
So, anyhow, I will resume my blogging activities on Monday….sometime. Not to worry, I will come to the laptop, scan the e-mails and make sure nothing big happens and I miss out on it.
So, until Monday Ya’ll! God Bless all of you and keep strong; remember Heaven is our destination, we’re just here for a season of time!
But, I am not going to allow people from that forum, that I will not link to here in a blog entry; to come to my site and leave sock puppet comments — especially when the IP addresses on the comments are the same as the man who came and tried to argue with me.
I swear, those people are just straight up vermin and those actions prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt with me.