The Democrats worst fear comes true

The Democrats worst fear comes true.
Spin off from Trump’s comments to Afro-Americans:   ‘what do you have to lose?”
Quanell X

Quanell X, Leader of New Black Panther Party 

Leader of New Black  Panther Party says it’s time to “reexamine the relationship” that black voters have with the Democrat Party.
Quanell X, leader of the New Black Panther Party in Houston, Texas, said this week on a local news program that black Americans should “truly examine” Donald Trump’s outreach to the black community and “reexamine the relationship” that black voters have with the Democratic Party.
“Let me say this to the brothers and sisters who listened and watched that speech. We may not like the vessel that said what he said, but I ask us to truly examine what he said, because it is a fact that for 54 years, we have been voting for the Democratic party like no other race in America.

And they have not given us the same loyalty and love that we have given them. We as black people have to reexamine the relationship — where we are being pimped like prostitutes, and they’re the big pimps pimping us politically, promising us everything and we get nothing in return.

“We gotta step back now as black people and say, we’ve gotta look at all the parties and vote our best interests.”

Firenze Sage:  Well so much for it is racist to point out that black inner city youth are ill served by vote loving democrats.  

Black youth unemployment

Black youth unemployment almost 30%  

Why do blacks vote for Democrats?

Why do blacks continue to  vote for Democrats?


Cajun navy fires back

Cajun navy fires back.  

navy fires back

Cajun navy fires back at Obama’s memo

Letter to Obama   goes viral. 

Obama lectures about possible racism in clean up

Obama lectures about possible racism in clean up

A Louisiana resident responds  to President Obama’s nondiscrimination memo to flood victims in the region.

Obama’s  memo  lectures  victims on the issue of racism.   

Ben Husser lives in  Hammond, Louisiana,  about an hour out of Baton Rouge.

Ben  posted an open letter to Obama on the issue of race, sarcastically saying “Had you not reminded us of this I don’t know what we would have done.”

Ben  Husser writes, “See we rode around in a boat saving people and well race or religion never entered my mind,” Husser  continues, “Not once. It didn’t enter my buddies mind or my wife’s. Just saving people.”

saving people

saving people as “we love each other..”

“I understand you may be miss informed because of all the race baiting that the media did a couple months ago here in South Louisiana,”

Husser continued. “But I assure you that’s not what we stand for in South Louisiana. We love each other when the times get hard. We look out for our own. Now I know this doesn’t fit your agenda. But facts are facts.”

saving lives

saving lives and animals whoever they are

saving people

saving people what Husser and others did

Husser then asked that Obama remain in Washington, D.C., playing golf and enjoying his last few months in office.

Obama plays gof

Obama plays golf

Husser then  fired back concerning Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, writing “Let ya buddy Ms Clinton know we don’t need her either.”

saving lives

saving lives

Obama’s Justice Department memo asked flood victims and residents in Louisiana to not be racist in hiring clean-up crews


Firenze Sage:

Is this not conclusive evidence that it is Obama who is race obsessed. He makes Jefferson Davis look like Lincoln.



Life is an ultra-marathon. To run fast run alone, to run far run together? Yep.

to run fast run alone. to run far run together

Life is an ultra- marathon.

Life is an ultra-marathon.

To run fast run alone, to run far run together. Yep.

You may not run the Badwater race in California. That is one brutal ultra marathon!

Badwater elevation

Badwater elevation

You do have your own  marathon to run.  Your life.

And  it’s best to  keep moving!

And it’s best to do it together!

Sometimes we all feel weary and alone. Very alone.  And very weary.


Weary and alone at times ?


You may  be weary from the  care of  a chronically ill spouse or relative.

weary from care

weary from the care of  a loved one?

Or you may feel weary because a situation seems stuck.  And, things just don’t seem to change.



weary and stuck

weary and stuck in a situation?

Some people   use exercise gyms to get out of feeling weary.


An hour  of exercise bike, weights and stretching can remove the feeling of weariness.  For some, exercise helps to get the body ‘moving’.  Consider joining  gym for regular exercise.

Another way to exercise  — a  gentle way  –can be through gardening.   Aptos Community Garden has a few plots available. Call 831 688-5727 extension 2 and leave your name and telephone number.

Community gardening allows you to meet and connect with others.  And, you can  grow beautiful  flowers and vegetables.

Aptos Community Garden

gardening can be a way to exercise & meet people

gyms help some

gyms help some people to exercise




We have families — biological and by groups we associate with by choice — where we can concretely practice mutual love  and support for one another.

You are not alone.

Remember those who came before you.   There are those who came before you, ones who have run the race.

Christians refer to those who came before them as the “great host of witnesses”  of those who came before.  That host of witnesses  includes Abraham who believed by faith and had a son with Sarah in their old age.  David. Solomon. Elizabeth cousin of Mary the mother of Jesus. St. Augustine, Martin Luther.Dorothy Day. And others.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin what so easily entangles  us. .  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”  Hebrews 12:1

cloud of witnesses

Remember the cloud of witnesses which  came before you, the spiritual giants who inspire you.

Who are the’giants’ in your life, the persons who have inspired and continue to inspire  you?

cloud of witnesses

cloud of witnesses Catholic tradition


A book by  Malcolm Muggeridge titled A  Third Testament explores the spiritual wanderings of St. Augustine, Blake, Pascal, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy and Bonhoeffer.

That and other Christian books about “the host of witnesses”  are available at The Word Shop,  831 688 6607.

The Word Shop

The Word Shop

Through books you can  explore the spiritual wanderings of others who have gone before you.

Yes, your life is an ultra-marathon.  And to run far  — run it together.

One place to ‘keep moving’ and  practice mutual love  for one another is through a Christian community. And one such community is:

Christ Lutheran Church, Aptos, CA  

 831 688-5727  10707 Soquel Drive,  Aptos, CA 95003   e-Mail:

The above post written by Cameron Jackson   is a re-working of  the sermon  given  by Rev. Dale Solom-Brotherton, Pastor on August 28, 2016. 


 St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Aptos, CA

Caregivers’ Circle:  Do you or someone you know care for a chronically ill spouse?   Yes  — that’s a tough, long , difficult ultra-marathon to run.

Come get support. Break the isolation.  Say hello.

Starting Friday, Sept 16, 2016 at 1 p.m in Thomas Lounge at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Aptos, CA  there’s  a Caregivers’Circle to provide a safe haven for sharing feelings;  a place to learn new coping skills;  and to provide relief from isolation.

Run that ultra- marathon with others!

All are welcome. Please   RSVP to Karla Norton at —  that’s so adequate materials are available.


German voodoo?

German voodoo?  Tattoos will  stop sexual assaults by migrants?

German voodoo

German voodoo:   temporary tattoos  on girls at swimming pools to protect against migrants 


Among countless issues along the path to hell is that of rising sexual assault done by Muslim barbarians against German women and girls.

rapefugees not welcom

rapefugees not welcome  

But not to worry.  Germany has devised an answer to nip this escalating problem in the bud: temporary tattoos.

temporary tattoo

temporary tattoos for girls at German pools 

Yes, that’s right.  Temporary tattoos are being placed on the arms of young girls in public swimming pools

tattoos at pools

tattoos for girls at German pools   

The tattoos are to to fend off would-be attackers.

The terrifying tattoo says: “No!”  The potentially life-saving message (/s) is bracketed by an image of angel wings.

The genius who came up with the tattoo idea is quick to point out something.   She doesn’t want her tattoo campaign to be associated in any way with migrants.  Why?  Because, you know, there have always been problems with sexual assaults in swimming pools across Germany.  Translation: I love dishonest moral equivalence and please, new citizens, don’t target me.

Whose idea was it to put tattoos on girls?


Firenze Sage:   Why no and not Nein?

Wait til Hillary sees this as a 2d amendment replacement.

a well regulated militia

right to bare arms on girls

right to bare arms!  


Candidate does not know where he lives?

Evan Bayh lives where?

Candidate Evan Bayh lives where?  

Candidate Evan Bayh  does not know where he lives?

indianapolis hotels

Indiana Democrat Senate candidate Evan Bayh wants to win back the seat he gave up in 2011.

Question:  does he even live in the state? He told WISH-TV:

“Well,” he said, “1142 C Canterbury Court, Indianapolis, Indiana.

It’s on my drivers license.”

But Independent Journal Review found that his address is actually on Canterbury Square. This has only added fuel to claims that he doesn’t actually live in Indiana and rarely visits.

This development comes days after CNN reported that Indiana election officials found Bayh as an inactive voter “after they failed to confirm he lives in Indianapolis:”

According to records obtained by CNN, Bayh has been listed as an inactive voter twice since leaving office — once in July 2014 and the second time last week.

In both instances, election officials had sent multiple postcards to Bayh’s Indianapolis address to determine that he lives there. Both times the post office could not reach Bayh at the condo he owns in Indianapolis despite multiple attempts, prompting the Indiana Election Division to list him as inactive, according to copies of the mailers and state voting records.

Bayh is still a registered voter, and being listed as inactive does not prevent the former two-term senator and governor from voting in the state.

Being considered inactive is the first step from being removed altogether from the voter rolls.

first step to removal from voter roles

first step to removal from voter roles, listed as “inactive” 

CNN also discovered that Bayh  consistently lists L his two multi-million-dollar homes in Washington D.C.  as his main places of residence, not his $53,000 condo in Indianapolis. This  contradicts  his public claims that he “never left” the state after giving up his seat in 2011.”

bill less than $20 a month

bill less than $20 a month

Bayl’s electric bill for his condo in Indianapolis have averaged around $20 a month for the last two years.


Firenze Sage:  Vote for the candidate who really cares about his state.



The Obama military strategy — Backward Ho!

Westward Ho!

John Wayne’s military strategy: Westward Ho!


The Obama military strategy — Backward Ho!

The Obama Administration told Kurdish forces in Syria to move back from their positions.

This was right  after the Kurds  seized control of the ISIS-held Syrian town of Manbij.

Kurdish female fighter

Kurdish female fighters right  after they  seize ISIS held  Manbji

“We’ve made it absolutely clear [to the Kurdish forces that] they must move back across the river,” Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Turkey on Wednesday.

The Kurds, “They cannot — will not — under any circumstance get American support if they do not keep that commitment.”

pick a fight

pick a fight

Biden’s stance is widely seen as an attempt to pacify Erdogan’s Turkey, alarmed by recent Kurdish gains against ISIS in Syria. Erdogan’s

Turkey, after maintaining long tacit alliance with the Islamic State, has recently dispatched military troops into Syria.  Turkey is not in Syria  to fight ISIS but to hold the line against Kurds.

In contrast, Kurds of Syria and Iraq have proven themselves as the most reliable fighting force in war against the Islamic State.

Kurdish fighters

Kurdish fighters of ISIL

Pompous 1 says,”We will defeat ISIL with the help of our super friend and allies The Kurds.”

Pompous 1 says,”Hands up, don’t shoot.”





TakeAway: You drove miles to hear this preached? Yikes! And the church spends money to put this on a website?

TakeAway:  And you drove miles  to a church to hear this  preached?  preached

Yikes! And that  church spends   money to  put this on  a website?  

What to do to improve?  

 Issue:  A man leaves his wife for another woman after having cared for his wife for  the last several years.  His wife has  Alzheimer’s.  


A man leaves his wife who has Alzheimer’s

 What do you say about this?  Has the man betrayed his vows?  Or is he meeting his needs?  

 Based on 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25,  the sermon at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Aptos  August 21, 2016  is   about the Greek  world view versus the Hebrew world view. And how these two world  views — Greek and Hebrew — collide today, both  personally and politically.

 The Greek  world  view:  The Rev.  Anne Mcanelly quotes from a book by Elizabeth Gilbert titled Committed: A Love Story p. 250 (on Amazon for $16.09 or Kindle for $11.99)

that  “the Greeks gave us all our notions about democracy, equality, personal liberty, individualism ….   and what we might call multiculturalism…”

The Hebrew world view:  “And then there is the world view of the Hebrews … including the ancient world view that is all about tribalism, faith, obedience and respect.  This way of thinking is clannish,   patriarchal, authoritarian, moralistic, ritualistic and suspicious of outsiders….   The collective is always more important than the individual, morality is more important than happiness and vows are inviolable”  (pg. 251 Unbreakable)

The preacher then asks, Which are you — are you finding yourself more in the Greek camp,

which are you

Which are you?  More in the Greek god camp …

or  are you more attuned to the Hebrew way of thinking?

Hebrew God

or  more in the Hebrew God camp?

To cover all bases she says, “Of course there is no right or wrong preference and when we understand how we see the world and maybe how our close  relatives do as well, we might discover some insight how to get along better….”

The Rev.  goes on to say, “A friend of mine told me about a family crises.  Her father-in-law is leaving his wife for another woman….  the twist in the story is that the wife has Alzheimer and the man cared for his wife for severeal years but now has started dating someone else.

My friend felt betrayed… I reminded her that its his very Greek way of thinking he is simply looking out for himself. He is placing personal needs ahead of loyalty and faithfulness and that is not sitting very well with my friend.  Now most of us would expect the husband to be loyal, but what is at issue is the world view more than moral fiber.”

“This Greek/ Hebrew dichotomy can also played  out in the political realm, where  some see every decision only in the way it would affect them — a very Greek way of thinking.  While others see a more holistic , community and ask what might be be better for all concerned, thereby favoring the Hebrew way….”


Aptos Psychologist:  Many sermons — including this one — just don’t ‘work’.    As many sermons do, this sermon sets up a false  this or that dichotomy (Greek versus Hebrew world view ).  In reality, many people  in the pews know that they are both …  and more.  Ho, hum. Snooze time……

Maybe what some  Christian churches — for sure this one —  needs is a FeedBack form for pew sitters.  Let people comment right then and there as to what they heard and how helpful/ useful it is.

As  part of the church bulletin on the back page put:   Comments?  On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 = Low and 5 = High   And 3 = ???    What did I TakeAway from this sermon that I will/ can use? Encourage people to tear off the Comments? and put them in the basket along with their money.

As for Aptos Psychologist,  for this sermon I would rate it a 3  — ????  Not horrible. But not useful.

Gilbert’s description of the Hebrew God as “clannish, suspicious, patriarchal…”  (quoted in the sermon)  seems similar to that as portrayed in  A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman who Inflamed  the Muslim World Speaks Out …  by  Wafa Sultan   That book IS worth reading.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Aptos, CA lists a contact number 831 688-4211 and an email   to reach the Office.

Located at 9850 Monroe Avenue, Aptos, CA 95003

Sundays:  9:00 AM for adult education and 10:30 for worship.

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,
23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

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Wanted: Baby sitters for college students


Stamp with text wanted babysitter inside, vector illustration

Wanted:  Baby sitters for college students.

Just hours before four bombs ripped apart two transportation systems in Europe, Emory college  students were dealing with their own supposed terror situation.

Trump on steps

Trump written  on steps of Emory College

Sometime on Sunday night, someone had the audacity to scribble “Trump 2016,” “Vote Trump,” and “Trump!!!” with a writing utensil preferred by toddlers. The erasable chalk  was all over the campus.

chalk signs for Trump

C chalk signs for Trump

The campus publication, The Emory Wheel, actually took this “chalk situation” seriously.  The college newspaper actually  sided with the crybaby college students who demanded to know how someone could rape their “safe space” with a candidate’s last name.

Rather than writing over the words, or simply wiping away the words,   40 students banded together to protest this sidewalk “terrorism” inside the administration building.

women college students

women college students not feel safe

…“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe here,” one female student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, they support it as well …


Firenze Sage:      “… I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school.” What you deserve is a year in boot camp,  you sissy.

boot camp for college students

boot camp for students who cannot handle seeing chalk political statements, Vote Trump 2016?


New Orleans latest flood headline”I am drowning in–memos”

I'm drowning ...

I’m drowning …

drowning ...

drowning … drowning in Obama’s 16 page memo


New Orleans latest flood headline”I am drowning — in memos”

drowning in memos

drowning in memos by Obama



Obama  had to be shamed into visiting flooded areas of the state.  That shaming  hasn’t stopped the president from lecturing Louisiana officials about not discriminating when handing out disaster relief.

Washington Times:

In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance.  Justice warned Louisiana against  “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).”

The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access recovery efforts.”

People can’t get potable water or food or medicine in Louisianna.   But by the gods, officials in Louisiana  will have to comply with a 16-page “Guidance”.  If they do not comply, officials  face the wrath of Obama.

The  Obama administration guidance cited instances of discrimination in Gulf Coast states after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005,  An instance of supposed discrimination states “numerous media reports [that] showed images of African Americans stranded on roofs in New Orleans.”

The rescuers who are being cited by the memo who failed to get black people off their roofs during Katrina were a tad busy at that time – rescuing people from drowning.


Firenze Sage:  Pilot to copilot,”Let the limited English proficiency one — drown.” Roger that.    

To read Obama’s  sixteen page memo — see https://  below



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