Sunday, October 1, 2023

Sunday Music: Can't Decide

So I was trying to decide which of two fairly similar bands I was going to showcase today. I've had them both in my sunday music folder for a couple weeks with 4 videos each. After spending some time listening to both I still can't decide. So I will leave you with this fun little one-off on the steel guitar. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Now What?

Friday morning I lost my job. I've kind of known it was coming for a while. Considering all my monthly evaluations that said 100% on my quality (meaning zero mistakes) in the last month I somehow had mistakes happening daily that my boss would call me on. Big Sister on steroids. Mistakes that weren't mistakes before – suddenly were. Stupid stuff really. My internet being so crappy the last month didn't help. It was almost a relief that they finally let me go. I really think they were trying to get me to quit.

So I packed up all my equipment. Two monitors, a laptop, headphones, docking station, keyboard, mouse and a slew of cords and cables. I kept the original boxes and everything fit back in. I will mail them off later today.

Everyone has been supportive and I know they are praying for me. So far I am handling things well, but I noticed that I really wished I could talk to my mom. She passed away 10 months ago. She would know the right thing to say to make me feel better. Oh how I miss her.

I was originally going to wait until Monday to post this, which is October 2nd. Since I was in a similar situation 2 years ago I thought I would see what I posted then, take my own advice so to speak. Wow, amazing. Here is what I wrote:

“The Lord is so merciful in His dealings with me. I think I should be doing something. Update my resume, look for a job, hit the ground running. The Lord is showing me that I need to wait. Wait on Him and find out what direction He wants me to go. There are plenty of things to take care of while I wait.”

Fast forward to today. I already updated my resume but will probably re-update it when I get a chance. Don't think that I'm going to be a total slacker or anything after reading that, but I also don't need to panic. I need to remain peaceful and wait on the Lord. Simple.

Hope you all are doing well. I will keep you posted on my great adventures going forward (LOL!) Take care out there.

Friday, September 29, 2023

What to Wear

The clown show continues. First the Senate voted to slob out to accommodate Fetterman's inability to dress himself. But the mocking intensified to such a level that they had to quietly impose a dress code. I guess Fetterman knows how to dress after all. This is the low our country finds itself in. Sad.

The dollar still exists for now. My groceries this morning were less than two hundred dollars and local gas has gone down 20 cents. I'll take what I can get.

I had to upgrade my internet in order to keep my job. I got the piece of equipment this morning and will install it before work. I'll let you know in the comments how it works out for me. God is in control.

Take care out there. See you on Sunday.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Not 100%

I'm not feeling very well this morning. Going back to bed for an hour or so before work. I leave you with the latest from our favorite dysfunctional state, Oregon.

America's First 'Shroom Clinic' Opens In Oregon

‘Non-Binary’ Oregon Student Wins $300K in Discrimination Lawsuit Against School District

Take care out there.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Over the Target

The Conservative Treehouse has a story this morning about Target having to close several stores in various big cities due to theft and organized retail crime:

Target Closing Stores in NYC, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland and Seattle Due to Rampant Crime and Lawlessness

While I'm sure that is partially true – we already know about mobs of people going into stores and cleaning them out because there is no penalty for crime these days – I think Target's demise goes a little deeper than that.

A story from MSN on the issue has the money quote, “skeptics say stores have not provided enough information to back up their claims, and at least one retailer said theft was an exaggerated issue.”

Target was already an enemy-owned retail chain but their problems really started back in 2015 when they decided to move away from “gender based” signs, especially in their children's clothes and toy sections.

They quickly followed that up in 2016 with their bathroom controversy where they welcomed transgender employees and guests to use the bathroom or fitting room that corresponds to their madness gender identities. The backlash on that was swift until they built unisex bathrooms to try to alleviate the problem. But the damage was done. A lot of people who shopped there stopped going to Target – never to return.

But their biggest mistake was in May 2023 when they proudly displayed their transgender summer clothes including “tuck friendly” bathing suits. The outcry was loud and even though they moved their displays to the back of the store, no one was buying it – or anything else for that matter. Target lost 10 billion dollars within 10 days. As they say, Get Woke, Go Broke.

Goodbye Target. Can't say as I'll miss you. You brought this on yourselves.

Take care out there.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Calendars of Evil

This is the season of fear. All hallows eve is coming soon, and the people must be primed. Wicked holidays are on their way. Calendars of evil. We dodged a bullet on 9.23. But there is still October 4th or October 11th depending on the weather. Dates and more dates. Will the Zombie Apocalypse finally rear its ugly head? This is a test. This is only a test.

There is no need to push a button to get the ball rolling. The zombies are already here. Staring down at their black mirrors and nodding their heads enthusiastically. They take their tests at home to save time. They dutifully line up around the corner to get their pinprick of death. You can shake them but they won't wake up. They will eat zee bugs and be happy. They are dead and don't even know it.

The great thinkers and philosophers of our time have substack accounts. Some give their insights for free. Others want you to pay. A penny for your thoughts? With inflation that is at least five bucks. Or they want you to buy them a coffee. I can't buy myself a coffee. You have become one of them. Buying and selling. There is no free lunch – or opinions these days. Nickle and dimeing us to death.

The news is still free. Would you like some lies and propaganda with your morning coffee? Sweet, sweet little lies. Even the “truthtellers” are liars. You can know them by their fruits. Rotten fruit is plentiful. Good luck finding something pure to eat. It is all GMO. There is sand in the spices and chemicals in the water. Taint is everywhere.

Is there yet hope out there? Yes. But hope is boring. Doom and Gloom is exciting and gets our blood pumping. We are addicted to drama and watch scary movies on TV. Except that the scary parts have left the screen and are in our living rooms now. They are at the grocery stores and parking lots. They roam the halls of academia and capitols with pink and purple hair. They teach confusion and conformity. They are coming for your children. They have stated as much.

Winter is coming my friends. And possibly zombies. Prepare accordingly.

Take care out there.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Cleaning Up

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I spent some time cleaning out the files on my computer. Here are some you-tube videos I had in my stuff to post file that I think are important but they are getting old and not sure I will get around to posting them, so I thought I would just put them here and then I can delete them out of the file.

Take care out there.