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5/12/13

Howdy all!  I am still kicking!  Although don’t tell my knees.  The arthritis will retaliate!

Any hoo,…

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. ~ Philippians 1:6

Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on May 12, 2013 at 8:36pm — No Comments

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3/16/13

Howdy all!  Well, I am back, or am I still here, or what is it?  I don’t really know, but I want to share with you again.

So,…

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7

In the first place, it is to be…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on March 16, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments

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2/3/13

Howdy all!  I am almost ashamed that I haven’t written to you all in over a month.  BAAD Tommy, BAAAAADD!

So,…

Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. ~ Proverbs 10:12

Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on February 3, 2013 at 12:21am — No Comments

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12/31/12

Howdy all!  I MISS YOU!!  I’ve been so busy, and at times lazy, true.  The last time I wrote to you was December 2.  Well, I am still the guy who you might remember.  At least I think I am.  Probably am.  I guess I should do this more to help me remember something.  Any guesses what that is?  Well, if I go too long please forgive me.

Any hoo,..

Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on December 31, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments

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12/02/12

Howdy all!  Yes, I am still around.  I am looking around for a folks who have a vision-path for the next few years.  I am tired of stagnation.  I know that the conservative, constitutionalist, tea party folks, 9/12ers and others are tired of watching the ship go down, and the deck hands (Congress) pointing blame at each other instead of fixing the leaks.  It is time for the patrons on the sinking ship to save the ship.

And to that end,…

Do to others as you would…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on December 2, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

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11/24/12

Howdy all!  I am finally out of the fog of Percocet!  Knee is almost back to original size, and I am able to walk again.  I did ask the nurse if I would be able to play the violin afterwards.  She asked if I could play already, which I responded “yes, but it’s been decades.”  So true to form, as any good nurse would be, she came right back with “Well I guess you’ll have to practice a lot, won’t you?”

Any hoo (said with a big Jack Benny sigh)

Don't love money; be…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on November 24, 2012 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

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11/19/12

Howdy all! If I may I will apologize up front if anything I say here is difficult to comprehend. I am still coming out of the anesthesia from earlier today, when I had arthroscopic surgery to remove some of the meniscus from my left knee which had been going rogue for some time now. So, if I go into discussions of flights to the moon or if I can’t wait to see the face of our nation when the NEXT millennium arrives, you know what to do.

Anywhere, er I mean hoo,..

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Added by Thomas Kiley on November 19, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments

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11/07/12

Good day.  What?  Not the “Howdy all!” cheerful greeting?  Not this day. There is so much to reflect on, so much to go over intellectually, morally and emotionally.  The question that is out there so dramatically is, “What now?”

What is on your mind?..

Be confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 1:6

We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on November 7, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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11/05/12

Howdy all!  It has been a long time coming but it’s finally here!

So,..

God saved you by his grace when you believed.  And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God.   ~ Ephesians 2:8

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on November 4, 2012 at 10:22pm — No Comments

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11/02/12

Howdy all!  Well, we are at the final weekend of ads, bickering, and name calling.  Who would have thought that We the People would be inundated with such childish behavior from grown men.  And the women as well!  I know this election is more important than any other we have experienced in our life time.  But, reeeeealllly!!

So, let’s see what we can see,..

But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on November 1, 2012 at 11:31pm — No Comments

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10/27/12

Howdy all!  Well, I have been enjoying the company of my son, out of the Army, out of harm’s way and back safe at home!  So much to talk about!!  But I have neglected my sharing with you.

So,..

 The Lord will work out his plans for your life - for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me. ~ Psalm 138:8

It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on October 27, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments

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10/19/12

Howdy all!  You know, there is no better job in the world than being a grandparent.  You get to watch your kids in action applying all the lessons you taught them as children, on their own.  You get to play like a little kid with no regret or embarrassment.  You get to hand off the dirty diaper with a hearty laugh.  But best of all, you get to see what you have been missing from when you were a young parent yourself; like a 19 month old cherub running around the house with a…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on October 18, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments

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10/13/12

Howdy all!  Yes, I saw the debate.  I heard it, and I saw it.  I cannot think of the right thing, the fair thing, or the anything for that matter that would not seem contemptible towards the behavior and mannerisms of our Vice President.  To say that his performance was a total gaffe is an understatement.  But as I said, I cannot do the critique justice.  So, I will let the words from the Bible and George Washington speak instead.

If a wise person takes a fool to…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on October 13, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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10/8/12

Howdy all!  Well, how many liars do we have in the audience?  If you listen to the folks to the left of center (and even a few on the right), you’d think the conservatives are pathological truth twisters.  Like Harry Reid, with his ‘source’ who knows absolutely that Romney paid no taxes, then when the truth came out, he complained that he paid too much.  Really?  So, it appears that a sitting leader in the Senate lied to the American people.  Whether it was the lack of taxes…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on October 7, 2012 at 11:10pm — No Comments

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10/5/12

Howdy all!  And welcome to the October Surprise!  Did you see it Wednesday?  It was amazing.  It’s been a long time since it has happened.  But now we know the picture is clear.  It is still possible, even in these days, for someone to actually win baseball’s Triple Crown.  Congratulations to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers.  He ended the baseball season in the lead for best batting average, most home runs and most runs batted in.  They say the horse racing Triple Crown…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on October 4, 2012 at 11:10pm — No Comments

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9/28/12

Howdy all!  Do you remember this whopper of an excuse?  “No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!” A great movie and a great line, with some meaning today. 

We’ll get to that,..

So don’t worry about tomorrow,…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on September 28, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments

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9/25/12

Howdy all!  Yeah, I am still around.  Just so much to do.  I hope you are all doing what you can do to support the candidates that will be on your ballots, while telling those candidates you will be watching like a hawk.  You know, getting into the political discussion from the comfort of your den, or wherever your computer is, is lots of fun!

Any hoo,..

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. ~ Colossians 4:2

They are not to…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on September 24, 2012 at 11:34pm — No Comments

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9/15/12

Howdy all.  So, this has been a week of sadness and evil around us.  Lessons to be learned all around us; but what lessons, and for who? 

Do you know?..

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.  But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. ~ Galatians 5:13

My policy has been, and will continue to be, while I have the honor to remain in the administration of…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on September 15, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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9/12/12

Howdy all.  Today I get right to it.

For we are God's masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. ~ Ephesians 2:10

Let’s Roll. ~ Todd Beamer, onboard United Flight 93, September 11, 2001.

I know that the anniversary is behind us, yet the feelings that come from that day will always be with us.  Good, bad, sad, patriotic, angry, nonchalant.  So, how do we go on?  Well, please let me…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on September 11, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

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9/8/12

Howdy all!  Well, a good week for all, eh?  Got to see the democrats unite behind all the common goals they have like uh,..    uh…  unity, and diversity,  and uh,… Obama and, Solidarity, and,.. OH and what about their strength in religion? Pretty good, eh?  Too bad they don’t have a clue on anything tangible, like unemployment, debt, military strength, or even how to determine 2/3 majority.

Any hoo,..

I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are…

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Added by Thomas Kiley on September 8, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

LIGHTER SIDE

 

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Political Cartoons by Al Goodwyn

ALERT ALERT

Gohmert: Dems Will Drag Out Impeachment — Try To Get ‘Best Socialist’ Nominated For President

During an appearance on Huntsville, AL radio’s WVNN on Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) offered his best assessment of what House Democrats were trying to accomplish with their impeachment efforts.

Gohmert told WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show” impeachment could tie up the Democratic Party’s presidential campaign efforts but predicted Democrats would use the occasion to nominate “the best socialist” they can.

“They would lose in the Senate,” Gohmert said on impeachment. “And besides that, the entire time it was on trial in the Senate, the Democrats who are running for president wouldn’t be allowed to campaign. That’s in the Constitution. They wouldn’t be able to campaign. I just can’t imagine them wanting to do that because if they send it to the Senate, they have now perfectly set up the scenario of 1996, where they will reassure Donald Trump is reelected as president. They don’t want to do that. They’re probably going to drag this thing out as long as they possibly can … through Iowa, through primaries — try to get the best socialist they can to be nominated.”

“Then just end up and say, ‘Now we’re close enough to the general election. We’ve thrown mud at the president through the House,’” he continued. “What they’re really doing — they’re using taxpayer funds to campaign against Trump. That’s all this is — a campaign fund that taxpayers are paying for in order to try to throw mud at the president. I’ll be surprised if they have that vote, but I can’t imagine they want to set up this president for reelection by having a trial in the Senate where they lose.”

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