A Conversation Today (7/26/2016)

Today at work a woman walked in wearing a Bernie shirt.  I asked her how she felt about the emails that were leaked from the Democratic National Party.  She replied she and many of her friends are quite irate about it.  I then asked if she was going to follow Bernie’s directions and vote for Hiliary. (Yes, I intentionally spelled it that way)

“Hell NO!” she responded adamantly.

“Who are you going to vote for then?” I asked.

“I hate having to do it, but we’re voting for Trump” she said.  “We have to do whatever we can to keep her out of the White House.”

Now if more Americans would wake up and realize that putting her in the White House would be the death knell for America.

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Happy Anniversary to Me

Four years ago today I started blogging here.  Although I have deleted some of my posts from early on, I still have a few on here.  Here is the earliest one still on my blog:

Over the years, I have come up with sayings that have come to be known as “Cooperisms”.  Here are a few of them:

1.  Reality is only for those who cannot fathom my fantasy world.

2.  Even if you were walking on egg shells, they would still break.  So, quit being so timid and go make some omelets.

3.  If you really want to screw up someone’s mind, occasionally throw out a rhetorical answer (a random answer thrown out without a question being asked).

4.  Wealth is not measured by the amount of worldly goods you amass while you are here, but by how long and how fondly you are remembered after you are gone.

5.  If you live your life meeting other’s expectations of you, you will never reach your full potential.

6.  If someone calls and asks if they can ask you a question, and you answer “yes”, hang up real quick or they will ask you another question!

7.  The wise man admits to what he does not know.  The fool does not have the wisdom to acknowledge his ignorance.

8.  Ignore imperfections in others and your own can remain a secret to you.

9.  Words can leave wounds that will never heal.

10.  A successful marriage is when both parties want health and happiness for their partner more than they want it for their own self.

11.  If you always find yourself surrounded by jerks, look in the mirror to find the common denominator.

12.  If someone tells you that they are not laughing at you, but are laughing with you, look in the mirror.  If you don’t see a smile, they are laughing at you.

13.  It is better to spend your dying years living than your living years dying.

14.  There is a fine line between being over optomistic and being a lunatic.

15.  The past can be a very heavy burden.  The longer you carry it with you, the more it will bog you down.

16.  The path you take to reach the end is unimportant, what you do to improve the path for others is what counts.

17.  There is a direct correlation between your quality of life and your perception of the world around you.

18.  There is a time for reality and a time for dreaming.  It is best not to confuse the two.

19.  The best medicine for stress does not come in a bottle, it comes in a change of scenery.

20.  It is better to question the teacher than to be taught wrong.

21.  The smallest accomplishment out trumps the biggest dream every time.

22.  Being a parent is a test of energy, faith and perseverance.  Being a grandparent is the reward for acing the test.

23.  Never judge a book by its’ cover, unless all the pages are blank, in which case look the cover over real well.

24.  A blind man can see beauty better than a sighted man because his eyes cannot interfere with the view.

25.  If you find life passing you by too fast, take your foot off the accelerator and coast for a while.

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Thought for Today (7/24/2016)

Today the Today Show interviewed a person about illegal immigration.  The person being interviewed said that the number of illegal immigrants is the lowest it has been since before 1986.  What the show failed to address is not mentioning that the current administration has ordered Customs and Border Patrol agents not to apprehend immigrants.

Insinuating apprehensions are down because there are less illegal immigrants is like claiming that violent crime statistics are down after ordering police officers not to arrest anyone for committing a violent crime.

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Thought for Today (7/18/2016)

Could it be true that the only reason Hillary Clinton has not been charged is because it would leave the Democratic Party without a candidate?  Sure seems like that is the case.

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Thought for Today (7/12/2016)

During the past 77 days:

– I have worked  70 of them;

– I averaged 12.27 hours of work per each day I worked; and

– If my salary were converted into hourly, I have been earning less that $4.25 per hour.

Therefore, I don’t want to hear people complaining about minimum wage because many people on salaries don’t even get the equivalent of minimum wage.

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Thought for Today (7/10/2016)

A racist is not determined by his/her skin, it is determined by their words and actions. There is no one more important than any other based upon the color of their skin.

This goes for hate crimes also. If one attacks another based solely upon the victim’s race or occupation, that is a hate crime, no matter what the color of the skin of the attacker or victim(s).

Those who cannot understand this are major contributors to the problem, not the solution.

For years I have refused to list my ‘race’ on paperwork and censuses because I will not labeled because of my skin color. If you must label me, label me an American, or a human, nothing else.

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Thought for Today (7/8/2016)

There will come a time when people will turn their backs on gospel and give in to their own lusts.  They will seek out those who sanction their actions while turning their backs on the truth.  They will believe everything that condones their actions no matter how fictitious the source.  Only those of sound spirit and integrity will be able to endure the hatred turned on them and continue to do the work of good.  This was prophesized in Biblical times and is very, very true today.

For it is written in 2 Timothy 4:3-5:

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”


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