Monday, August 31, 2009

Parras de la Fuente

I do a lot of "facebooking" now, so I just jot down something I wrote on FaceBook.

"La alcoholecencia, la chupentud, y la bebejez se viven mejor en Parras."

In other words, all people of all ages who like to drink live better in a town known by its formal name as "Parras de la Fuente" in Mexico. It's the home of Francisco Madero, a Mexican revolutionary. I remember going there and I remember the chapel located on top of a hill, and I would have to walk up that hill to make it there.

This may be a late post as we close this month of August. RIP Sen. Edward Kennedy.
It is now time to get health care reform and it is time for Pres. Obama and Congress to get some "cojones" and get this job done!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I will write something later...

I haven't been writing in this blog, because I now have a Facebook account and I use it a lot when I'm online. It sure doesn't look like we will get the health care public option, thanks to the rabble rousers at the Town Hall meetings, the health insurance lobbies, Big Pharma, and doctors will fill their patients with drugs like they were Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. They are talking about co-ops, which are cop outs. As medical care gets more and more expensive, I hope they will be looking back realizing the damage they done. I just hope that Pres. Obama does not cop out with co-ops.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It needs to be said again!

I said it in this blog and I will say it once more. Racism, wearing its ugly head, has NO place in religion. We are all of God's creation and we all come from the same mother and father, according to the Bible and according to the Qu'ran. If you follow this and believe it, there would be no getting around it. If you don't, than you must believe that all races of human beings must evolved from different tribes of monkeys. Nevertheless, I just did a Bible search on the word "race" and the word no way refers to a people or tribe or an ethnic group. It refers to track or a run, or better yet a marathon. This word is found in Psalm 19:5, Ecclesiastes 9:11, I Corinthians 9:24, and Hebrews 12:1. Right now, I will look up the word "race" in the Qu'ran. I know and I understand that translations are not at all reliable in Islam and only the Arabic is the source to rely upon in Islam. But, in this case, I'll make an exception in what was translated into English. This took me a while, because when I looked it up, I've found a lot of verses. But, it referred to "grace," as in Allah's or God's grace. Only four ayats or verses were found concerning "race" and it refers also to a run or a marathon.
These are Surah 5 (Al Ma'idah): 48, Surah 12(Yusuf):25, Surah 23 (Al Mu'uminun):61, and Surah 57 (Al Hadid):21. If "racism" is ever allowed in religion, it is about running a marathon to get to the prize, the finish line. Your reward in Heaven, where there is a garden where the rivers flow.
I am touching in this subject because there is a leader, a gentleman, who said something similar to what David Duke would say in a house of God if you will. He talked to his flock like a white man and said that "we are becoming a minority and that our 'white values' are slowly fading away." Hold on! Time Out! Since when did the Bible, for instance, come to represent "white" values. What in Hades are "white values"? A legitimate question can be asked if this was a black man expressing how "black values" are slowly fading away? What in Hades are "black values"? Who wrote the first five books of the Bible, known as Torah? Well, it was Moses? What color was he? Brown? Yellow? I never really seen a picture of Moses! In my father's copy of the Bible, there an art illustration of him. He was rather brown. It even has an art illustration of what Jesus might have look like. He was black! But, the values, if you're a believer, came from God. What does look like? Who really knows what He/She looks like. This gentleman, short in stature, apparently is afraid of the brown man and this does not fly in religion. It seethes into bigotry and this is how religious institutions drive good parishioners away. It's not so much he said it, but how his flock reacted to it where some of them started talking trash about other people. This, my friends, has No place in religion and it needs to be said again and again and again!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Laura Ling and Aura Lee

I hope I've got those names right. I am just writing to say that I am glad to see that they made it home. Good job, Mr. President Clinton! Welcome Home!

Monday, August 3, 2009

RIght-wingers use old Communist tactic

Yes, you got it right. Right-wingers use an old Communist tactic to disrupt town hall meetings and verbally attack congresspeople, because the right-wingers want to stop health care reform. Let me explain. A friend of mine I have not seen in 17 years brought up this tactic on how old ladies can disrupt school board meetings. They form a group of people. They blend in with the rest of crowd making up the town hall audience. They blend in, forming an arrow from left to right, and when they start to rant and rave yelling out at the spokesman from Congress, it looks like as if his/her constituents are mad at him/her, making him/her give in to their demands, which is in this instance, their demands to stop health care reform. So, this is the way they are doing it just like they did back in 1993, only they are more desperate to stop the care despite the fact the cost of health care keeps rising and rising, while more employers stop offering health care altogether or lay off a lot of workers. Of course, instead of offering what is in the bill known as H.R. 3200, why not H.R. 676, the bill that offers a singer-payer system? Nope. This is who most of these politicians work for: the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and they are bought and paid for by this entities. And as those few congresspeople who don't pay lip service to Big Pharma and the insurance companies, they face a mob passing as their constituents using an old Commie tactic to shut them up! May God help us!