Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Naysayers




The Naysayers
(by R.P.Edwards)

Just like clockwork
They raise their voice
Disrupting drones
Attacking choice
They invade the rally
And yell their "few"
But ignoring "them"
Is what we do
And I wonder why
They act that way
No doubt, for many
They're there for pay
But their annoying push
Their master "plan"
Just builds resolve
To elect "the man."

   
I caught the tail end of Donald Trump's economic speech in Detroit. Flipped through the channels, and there it was. "Man, I wanted to see that," says I. "Oh well, I can always catch it on YouTube after a while."

"It's probably there now," says my savvy 15 year old who was computer occupied. 

And so it was.

Now, as a laid off Union Steelworker this pro-America communication was indeed welcome. But, it was not all "Ahh" and "Amen" in the audience. No, there was a smattering of discontent interspersed among the faithful and I suspect these were not passionate singles; but rather compensated drones. "Go there. Do this. Say that."

And I wonder; what do they wish to accomplish? For, dear reader, instead of driving me away from the Donald; their anarchist antics...push me towards.

BTW, please notice the new novel on the right sidebar (SIR JOHN & THE QUEST OF PROVING). A Christian/fantasy/Allegory: Check it out!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Art of the Spiel




Lies Perfected
(by R.P.Edwards)

Practice makes perfect
It's true here as well
To speak like an angel
Though the lie is from hell



I DIDN'T want to watch it--I usually fast forward, or mute, or pause and then scoot past--but I thought it might be helpful, informative. So, after a little internal debate, I went to "start over" and did so. Truthfully, my gut was a bit perturbed at the initial intake but, over time, I grew to admire the skillful manipulation of the language. Truly a professional. 

I write, of course, of a recent interview involving a certain Presidential nominee who is NOT Donald Trump. 

But, I'll not pile on the former Secretary of State, other than to say that Mr Trump could learn a thing or two from the pearl merchant. So careful. So crafty. So cool under fire. Yes, the Billionaire who is used to speaking his mind (and we love him for it!) he would be wise to observe the opposition and incorporate just a hint of her expertise. Except, of course, we need truth. 


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Not so Smart




Not so smart
(by R.P.Edwards)

"College Educated"
What a joke!
Mentally smart
But morally broke
The many "know betters"
Proclaiming what ought
But the future will reap
What their "ignorance" wrought




Sorry, but it gets in my craw. 

For some reason I tune in to a political discussion (I know the reason: I like this kind of stuff) and inevitably, somewhere along line, some talking head will mention the "college educated;" implying that those who "aren't"...ain't too smart.

And then I think of the courts, and the media, and of politicians; so many of whom openly display their America-destroying apostasy...but they're just too "ignorant" to understand their condition. 

And so...the nation is in the dire state that it is.

And, dear reader, since so many of the "college educated" have had their hand on the tiller for so long; how about we let the not so brilliant steer the boat for a while? They may not be polished, or refined, or "oh, so full of themselves;" but they may very well turn this ship of state away from the dangerous reefs that are dead ahead.

"Excuse me, sir."

"Yes, Sailor, John Q. Public?"

"Allow me to take the helm, sir."

"On whose authority?"

"On the authority of the people of the United States."

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Empty Words






DNC 2016
(by R.P.Edwards

After 7 years
Of deeds and do's
We don't need words
To know what's true
We've SEEN the actions
We KNOW the ways
And empty words
Will never sway 
But there are those
Who deal in air
They LOVE the verses
With nothing there
They cheer for empty!
They weep for fluff!
But America, sir
We've had enough


Haven't listened to the DNC speeches. Don't care.

Oh, I've heard from second sources how WONDERFUL the speeches have been: VP Biden, President Obama, ect. and et al. 

But...but...at this point; I don't honestly care.

You see, back in the beginning; back in 2008, WORDS were possibilities. They didn't necessarily have substance; but they did contain...hope. But NOW...we know what has been done. And the DONE...far outweighs the words.

So, whether the President speaks, or others in the same camp speak; at this point--since there is a history--they mean nothing. UNLESS...you're in the media. Oh, they love words! It is their reality; their food and drink; their very life! But some words, ma'am and sir, are none of these. AND, after over seven years of deeds; the new words...mean nothing.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON!





Judgment Coming
(by R.P.Edwards)

We should be careful
How we ascribe
To deity 
OUR way
Words are recorded
Records kept
And then comes 
Judgment Day



There's a large abortion clinic nearby (I mention it often). From time to time there is a fellow I know who will stand on the sidewalk (usually when the clinic is NOT open) and sing. He's usually not there very long, but for a few minutes he'll sing a few Christian songs and almost always include in the mix, The Battle Hymn of the Republic (you know, MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY...).

If queried about Lincoln's favorite song he'll say something like, "The evil that was behind slavery, is the same evil that is behind abortion."

"How so?"

"Because American Slave holders said that those of African descent were to be considered as less than human; things. AND, in the same way babies in the womb are considered as less than human; things to be disposed of. So, the song is appropriate; for the same evil is in play."

Logical. 

Enter the beginning of the Democratic National Convention. Before the first gavel a talented choir from an AME church (African Methodist Episcopal) sang three verses from said hymn. They did a fine job but, I must admit, I was taken aback. For, you see, the democratic party is the party of abortion. Hillary Clinton, in fact, champions it. 

So, I am now in "guess land." Did the fine Christian folk (for I assume they all love the Savior) not realize God's view of the affront (abortion)? Are they among those who think the deity is indifferent to the plight of the innocent?

I must admit, I sometimes puzzle at how so many of those who love the Redeemer can be so terribly mistaken in this one judgment-worthy area. But, I'll not question their sincerity or motivation. But I will add my opinion as to the placement of the song: I think it is nothing less than a prophetic proclamation aimed at the party of infanticide and, by extension, to the universal WE who do so little on behalf of the "least of these."

MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD
HE IS TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED
HE HATH LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTENING OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD
HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hillary, Don't take Unions for granted




Union awakening
(by R.P.Edwards)

They think we're stupid
Mindless drones
Automatons
Someone they "own"
But we have minds
And hearts
And will
And of their ways
We've had our fill 



It's called a "Labor Temple;" (the photo above) and those milling about at the base are steelworkers from the nearby facility that is running far below capacity due to foreign entities who "cheat" and flood our markets with cheap steel. As a result many companies cannot compete and must (once again; for this has happened before) close their doors or greatly reduce their workforce.

This morning's gathering (of which I took part) was due to the hopeful proposition by some government representatives that perhaps Unemployment Benefits might be extended a little longer if the myriad of barriers (as to procedure) could be quickly hurdled, and if the governor (who is desperately trying to rein in the budget) would be so inclined as to say "yes."

Unions. I've mentioned them before (here's one: How Unions can Save America) and, as I take in the doings of the Republican National Convention--as well as the endless peripheries which surround it--I've been hearing much of Hillary's strength with Unions.

Balderdash! 

You see, we Union folk are a diverse bunch; and just because our national leadership appears to be joined at the hip with the Democratic party; many of us...are not.

So, when the Clinton core (the media) point out that the prospective Republican VP, Gov Mike Pence, has inclinations towards "Right to Work," and "this" would therefore alienate many of us low-educated blue collar workers...well, they err greatly.

For, at this crucial juncture in our nation's history many of the WE are more interested in our country's survival, FIRST, and then comes the common sense solutions that will bring about prosperity. AND, without question, the candidate, at this time, and with God's help, that has the answers to our perennial, poisonous governmental problems...is Donald J. Trump.

Yes, whether it be the handling of ISIS, the strengthening of the military, the fair reworking of trade deals, the reduction of taxes and constricting regulations; support for domestic energy producers, unabashedly backing law enforcement and YES, the building of a wall; the Union man or woman's capacity to understand our "problems" and act accordingly are not limited to the media's (and perhaps the leadership's) low expectations.

To conclude: What I'm saying is: I'm sure there are many of my Union brothers and sisters who will select the predictable "D" this November; but dear reader, there are many, MANY, in THIS election...who will not.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Foundational






Forgetful 
(by R.P.Edwards) 

Those before
They mixed and poured
And built upon 
The base
But children rise
Parents despise
And leave to theirs
Disgrace


And so, this day, the Republican hopefuls (voters, that is) are (the ones who didn't do that "in advance thing") going to the polls in Indiana to help get their "guy" closer to the GOP Nominee position.

I, a Union Steelworker (currently laid off), should, theoretically (I suppose) be more interested in the exaltation of the Democratic candidate; Ms Clinton. Why? Well, because, as everyone knows WE union folk are solidly in the Democratic camp.

TO HELL WITH THAT!

Understand, as I see it the democratic party is the party of infanticide. And, since I'm a CHRISTIAN (in more than name) I want God's (you know, the Deity mentioned on our money and in the Declaration of Independence) blessing on this republic, AND since only republicans (some shallowly so, alas) seem to understand that murder is wrong I, and many like me, will throw our Union's recommendation to the circular file.

So, Indiana. I'm rooting for Trump. For me he meets the minimum requirement on the moral issues (I'm NOT voting for Pastor) and, frankly, he seems to understand that jobs and security are more important than which bathroom to pee in. 

A final thought: Isn't it a shame that the Democratic party has been taken over by the PC priests and pastors and panhandlers? Years ago both parties had a grasp on the basic wrong and right stuff. No more. And wouldn't it be nice if Unions, for once (see previous post) stood up to the heretics who have hijacked Jefferson's offspring. 

The Picture: Used a few weeks ago (for Easter ) this is a slab that was once the foundation to one of the many shot-gun type dwellings that surrounded the Steel Mill (in the background). Yes, the Mill is the very same one where my paychecks have come from (for the last two decades). It has been running on fumes lately and I felt a "walk-around" was needed. So, I put on my walking shoes and circled the facility. Took approximately 45 minutes. Walking and praying. And, when I saw the slab, it made me think of how "We the People" (for a variety of reasons) need to get back to basics. We need to locate the foundation of our ancestors... and build upon it.

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