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.
Cajun navy fires back.
Letter to Obama goes viral.
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.”
“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.”
Husser then asked that Obama remain in Washington, D.C., playing golf and enjoying his last few months in office.
Husser then fired back concerning Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, writing “Let ya buddy Ms Clinton know we don’t need her either.”
Obama’s Justice Department memo asked flood victims and residents in Louisiana to not be racist in hiring clean-up crews
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.
You may not run the Badwater race in California. That is one brutal ultra marathon!
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.
You may be weary from the care of a chronically ill spouse or relative.
Or you may feel weary because a situation seems stuck. And, things just don’t seem to change.
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.
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
Who are the’giants’ in your life, the persons who have inspired and continue to inspire you?
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 831 688 6607.
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 http://www.AptosChurch.org
831 688-5727 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 e-Mail: office@AptosChurch.org
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. pastor@AptosChurch.org
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 email@example.com — that’s so adequate materials are available.
German voodoo? Tattoos will stop sexual assaults by migrants?
Among countless issues along the path to hell is that of rising sexual assault done by Muslim barbarians against German women and girls.
But not to worry. Germany has devised an answer to nip this escalating problem in the bud: temporary tattoos.
Yes, that’s right. Temporary tattoos are being placed on the arms of young girls in public swimming 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.
Candidate Evan Bayh does not know where he lives?
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.
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.”
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!
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.
“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.”
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.
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?
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.
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,
or are you more attuned to the Hebrew way of thinking?
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 www.aptospresbytermianchurch.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
…“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.
New Orleans latest flood headline”I am drowning — in memos”
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.
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