June 24, 2016

The Future

By Glenn
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I can’t “prove” the earliest influnces for my life. I can only recount the facts. My maw maw read Green Eggs and Ham EVER time that I asked. I asked many times. My dad served the USA as an Army officer in Germany. My parents never lost an opportunity to visit as many capitals and book doors when we lived there. During my college years, Amos and

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June 2, 2016

Why Bear False Witness Against President Obama?

By Glenn

Why Bear False Witness Against President Obama?

He’s not Kenyan or a communist.
He is not a secret radical Jihadist.
He didn’t take over the healthcare system.
He didn’t raise your taxes.
He didn’t increase the deficit.
He didn’t give out free phones.
He didn’t set up FEMA camps for white people.
He didn’t go on an apology tour.
He didn’t invade Texas during Jade Helm.

President Barack Hussein Obama is more popular than Ronald Reagan when he finished his last term. So why do so many still believe the lies about our President?

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May 27, 2016

The Clinton Emails: That’s it?

By Glenn
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Hillary Clinton

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Article I, section 9 No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

This simple phrase is a crucial feature of the America legal system.  Individuals can not be accused of a crime or violation of policy if the law or policy did not exists at the time.  The United State Constitution requires a law to exist before it can be broken.  The manufactured allegations against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton violate this principle.

From 2008 to 2012 Clinton used a private email server and then printed those records after leaving office.  The preservation of these records meet, in fact, the standards and practices that existed at the time.  Subsequently, the federal government raised the bar.   The Secretary herself has said that, in hindsight, she could have done better.

In 2009, IRM introduced SMART throughout the Department, enabling employees to preserve a record copy of emails through their Department email accounts without having to print and file them. However, the Office of the Secretary elected not to use SMART to preserve emails, in part because of concerns that the system would allow overly broad access to sensitive materials. As a result, printing and filing remained the only method by which emails could properly be preserved within the Office of the Secretary in full compliance with existing FAM guidance.  In August 2012, OMB and NARA issued a memorandum requiring agencies to eliminate paper recordkeeping and manage all email records in an electronic format by December 31, 2016. [Warning PDF]
The report makes clear that, unlike Secretary Collin Powell, Clinton did save, print and give to the State Department over 55,000 pages of business related emails.  What then is the “damning” conclusion of this report?
At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.
That’s it?  Secretary Clinton created copies of emails by sending them TO State Department addresses, and she didn’t turn over the emails BEFORE leaving the Department.   She turned them over AFTER leaving office.  In the words of Bernie Sanders “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. Enough of the emails. Let’s talk about the real issues facing America.”
May 10, 2016

Conservatives Really Don’t Care About the Deficit

By Glenn
 Just like Reagan, Trump does not care abut the debt or the deficit. Throw money at rich people, and it’ll trickle down.

The revenue losses understate the total effect on the national debt because they do not include the additional interest that would accrue as a result. Including interest costs, the proposal
would add $11.2 trillion to the national debt by 2026 and $3
4.1 trillion by 2036 (table 4 and figure 1). Assuming the tax cuts are not offset by spending cuts, the national debt would rise by
an estimated 39 percent of GDP in 2026 and by nearly
80 percent of GDP by 2036.

Trumps thinks America wages are too high to be competitive globally. Taxes are too high on the rich.

Oh yeah, it is harder today being a rich, white man than 50 years ago. Take America Back?

May 9, 2016

Pulled Pork Tacos

By Glenn
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Food

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Turning a pork shoulder into a tasty meal is worth the wait.

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I quartered the pork shoulder to brown each side.  Browning is always worth the wait.    I then removed the quarters and browned the onions and bell peppers, adding some Tony‘s to the hot pork and the vegetables.

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Once the onions and peppers were soft and brown, I added a can of Rotel and two smoked turkey necks.

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All of these cooked ingredients went into the crock pot with vegetable stock, fresh oregano, and Tex-Mex seasoning (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, chipotle powder, pepper and salt.  It cooked for about 6 hours in low.

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After cooling over night, I dumped the pork into a bowl and pulled about.  I was careful to remove and chunks of fat.  It wasn’t hard to find because of the texture.  Everything went back into the crock pot to reheat and serve.

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May 9, 2016

God is love.

By Glenn
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Christianity

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And yet, too many use scripture to condemn the poor, the broken or the “other.” Too many use scripture to justify having and refusing to have mercy on the have nots. If we are made in the image of God, then what image of God do you have?

God is love.

 
 
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”