One of the unique characteristics of the Hawaiian Islands are the places of worship. The Heiau’s, Churches, and Temples, they can be found everywhere within walking distance. Faith is a strong bind in the fabric of life in Hawai’i.
Aloha mai nō kākou e nā makamaka heluhelu a E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe!
Reflections of a Sunday morning prayer. The Church is packed with parishioners, and it’s just like every other Sunday. The overflow of the faithful extends outside the church and onto the church steps. It is an amazing sight to see every Sunday and it humbles the individual to reflect on their own mortality. After the service, the church empties, and God’s word goes forward.
Too often we take for granted the gifts given to us. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day grind just trying to make ends meet. The minutia of managing daily life can be challenge to some. It makes you wonder sometimes if the individual’s life choices, are either chosen, or handed to them by the fate that life brings. Fate, that some allow to predetermine their destiny.
Homelessness is a real problem here in Hawai’i. It breaks your heart especially for the children that, through no fault of their own, either are the product of parental bad decisions, or just caught up in really bad luck. Often times there are more serious influences that underline the reasons.
This holiday season starts off like the last. They are nowhere to be found, except during the holiday seasons. They stand on the street corners begging for money. I’ve seen them, wearing designer clothing, shoes, smoking $7.00 a pack cigarettes, holding cardboard signs proclaiming their desperate situation. Where were they the other 364 days of the year?
Of course there are people with legitimate issues beyond their control, and there are those who will take advantage of people’s good nature. We are seeing that with the OWS people. They expect things to be handed to them, as if they were entitled to them. This hurts the families that really need assistance. How do you sort out the truly needy, versus the hungry freeloaders?
Am I just being heartless? Mean spirited? Indignant? Perhaps even emotionally bankrupt of any feelings for the unfortunate? Well, it depends on what you mean by unfortunate. I pray for my daily bread and I also work for my daily comforts. It’s bad enough that my government serves to feed the freeloaders while telling me that I don’t give enough to the great unwashed masses. They, the people yearning to kick back with their iPhone and iPads, holding out their hat in hand, are somehow more deserving because they cannot pay their college loans, or something.
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:9-11
“New GM’s warranty obligations for vehicles sold by Old GM are limited to the express terms and conditions in the Old GM written warranties on a going-forward basis,” wrote Benjamin Jeffers, a lawyer for GM. “New GM did not assume responsibility for Old GM’s design choices, conduct, or alleged breaches of liability under the warranty.”
Would you buy a car from this man?
It’s like watching the New Adventures of Old Christine, but you’re stuck in the blooper reel. It seems the full faith and credit the United States of has a small print section in the “New” Gubermint Motors warranty.
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With so many controversies swirling around the Obama, you would think he would settle all these issues by just by addressing them. Instead, the Obama has either chosen to ignore the controversies plaguing his regime, or has decided allow the controversies to grow, and metastasize, into the talk of the nation. The television news, the paper, the internet is awash with everything from the Obama’s birth certificate, to his handling of the economy, to his endorsement and then non-endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque. Just a distraction? What’s the larger picture, if any? You know, it’s all a distraction against the larger picture. Look past the obvious.
OK, either stick with me, or just pass beyond what you already know, to the end.
Is Obama burning the candle at both ends? The birther controversy could have been cleared up right away, but it was allowed to fester into all sorts of lawsuits and FOIA requests. Why let this go on and on. It doesn’t make any sense. If you were really born in Hawai’i, then why not proudly present a birth certificate. Then why would Hawai’i’s governor seal the birth certificate and then ignore all requests to see the certificate of birth. First, I’m not saying he wasn’t born in Hawai’i, but why keep up these appearances. With the exception of a newspaper clipping announcing Obama’s birth, is there any reason why Obama birth certificate has to remains a hidden secret. What’s the big deal anyway?
Now, some people may equate my query as nothing more than another Birther fanning the flames of Obamaphobia. However, I just don’t get why the birth certificate needs to be held under lock and key. Wouldn’t a President want to prove his birth-right to this country? Shut these Birthers up. Make the Birthers look stupid.
“I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead,”
At this point in time, it really doesn’t matter to me. Obama is already President of his Regime anyway. I just don’t understand why anyone would proliferate the controversy of where was he born. I would gladly show my Naturalization papers, and birth certificate to anyone that would want to know. It’s part of my proud belief in being an American. I’ve got the papers to prove it. I carry those papers with me, everywhere. Why wouldn’t Obama?
I really don’t know why anyone would consider Obama a non-American. I mean, he never wore an American Flag button on his lapel until after the primaries. Before then, Obama wouldn’t even respect the National Anthem by placing his hand over his heart, he wouldn’t even recite the pledge of allegiance. But that doesn’t make Obama non-American, does it? No, of course not, it’s just a Faux Pas by a socialist radical that wants to fundamentally change America.
What of Obama’s training, his education, his values? Both his Father and Mother abandoned him. He was influenced by radical communists, religious bigots, and radical anti-American terrorists. You know who they are, Bill Ayers, Wright (I refuse to call him a Reverend in any sense), and Frank Marshall Davis.
Obamanomics is another question of his Patriotism. Yes, I do mean Obama’s Patriotism, because like a Doctors Hippocratic Oath, “First, to do no harm” Actual Quote: “I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.” Does Obama’s economic polities harm the American people? What’s the unemployment numbers?
Under Obama’s Cap and Tax plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket. Obama said that, and with this Moratorium on Deep Water Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, 23,000 jobs are floating away. The oil rigs that harvest the oil, are leaving the Gulf of Mexico to other places around the world. The Americans that were employed to work on those rigs, have lost their jobs. That’s a serious dent on employment. The lower state economies around the Gulf will be effected. Meanwhile, many employers are sitting on a ton of cash waiting to see what Obama does, they won’t invest in hiring employees, expanding their business, and investing, while there is so much economic insecurity. The ripple effect on other jobs, that rely on the income of oil drillers, will effect all sectors of the economy. Especially, come winter.
Meanwhile, in Public Sector, Government Jobs are growing. These are jobs that are paid for by our tax dollars. These are jobs that do not produce anything. Create no revenue, generate nothing, and produce a defective result. I give you, the Teachers Unions, the SEIU, and now, Government Motors (GM). With the IPO that GM is planning to release soon; I have to ask investors, would you risk investing into a failing company, run by a failing government, and cars like the VOLT that no one will buy? Plus, if the company IPO fails, will Obama bail out the Unions like he did the last time, and give you pennies on the dollar for your failed investment? Count on it, because once the government interferes in private industry, it never leaves entirely. Just like Socialism.
So when heating oil get too expensive to heat your house this winter, you’ll see many more of these commercials. Reminds me of the Carter years. Ah… the Carter years. Looking good in a Cardigans. Where’s Chevy Chase?
So what of Obama’s religion. Who Cares, Right? So he doesn’t go to church in public, no big deal. Indeed, the Obama did let us know he does believe in religious freedom. Even if the wisdom of this (his) said religion will divide Americans, because this said religion, will be insensitive to those Americans that were killed on 911. Yet, we, Americans are intolerant. We are called Bigots, Islamophobic. Never mind that the Iman calls America an accessory to the “crime” of 911, and his wife says the Mosque an assimilation of American life. Her husband call Osama Bin Ladin, “Made in the USA”.
Let’s review. We are called intolerant, because some Muslims want to put a Victory Mosque two blocks from Ground Zero? So what, if Muslims were killed on 911. Most of them were probably were the 19 terrorists on the planes that they flew into the Towers, the Pentagon, and were thwarted before crashing in Shanksville PA. To which, Islamic sympathizers were able to to put a Crescent memorial in Shanksville, PA. Anyway, that’s besides the point. Throughout history, Muslims have built Mosques upon the graves of those who they’ve conquered. Are you not saying this isn’t Victory Lap around Ground Zero? How does Imam Rauf define religious tolerance? Under his definition? The Sharia law version?
This isn’t about rights. Because, they can build the Mosque if they want. There’s nothing illegal about it. No one is denying their right to build a Mosque 2 blocks from Ground Zero. However, this is about being insensitive to the people that were killed by those Islamic Terrorists. Religious tolerance, is an American attribute, or so we are schooled by the Obama. Yet, tolerance, and sensitivity, doesn’t seem to be apart of the values that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf claims to embrace. He’s on record saying that America was responsible for the 911 attacks. Is that sensitivity?
I don’t care who’s funding it. That’s not the point. It does show the insensitivity Imam Rauf has against Americans that are still grieving over 911. Yet, we are called intolerant. Really! Obama does his Ramadan speech, endorsing the Mosque, and then the very next day, doesn’t want to question the wisdom behind the construction of the Mosque. Again, Obama schools us on tolerance. The Media Left goes on a Parana Feeding frenzy calling anyone not excepting of the direct surrender to Islam as, bigots, islamophobes, racists, insensitive, intolerant; but what about our feelings?
Except for a few BRAVE Muslims, other Islamic apologist have defended the terrorists.
There’s that BUT statement again, that attempts to justify crimes of intolerance against, not only Americans, but all free people around the world. The CBS interview with Ed Bradley, just after 911, this terrorist, Imam Rauf, attempted to justify the terrorist attacks against America.
Imam ABDUL RAUF: Because we have been an accessory to a lot of–of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, it–in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.
The Imam’s wife goes on ABC television (another apologists) to call the American People RACISTS.
“This is like a metastasized anti-Semitism, that’s what we feel right now,” Khan said. “It’s not even Islamophobia, it’s beyond Islamophobia; it’s hate of Muslims. And we are deeply concerned.”
The principle of Al-Takeyya The Arabic word, “Takeyya“, means “to prevent,” or guard against. The principle of Al Takeyya conveys the understanding that Muslims are permitted to lie as a preventive measure against anticipated harm to one’s self or fellow Muslims. This principle gives Muslims the liberty to lie under circumstances that they perceive as life threatening. They can even deny the faith, if they do not mean it in their hearts. Al-Takeyya is based on the following Quranic verse:
“Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution (prevention), that ye may Guard yourselves from them (prevent them from harming you.) But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah.” Surah 3: 28
According to this verse a Muslim can pretend to befriend infidels (in violation of the teachings of Islam) and display adherence with their unbelief to prevent them from harming him.
Under the concept of Takeyya and short of killing another human being, if under the threat of force, it is legitimate for Muslims to act contrary to their faith. The following actions are acceptable:
Drink wine, abandon prayers, and skip fasting during Ramadan. Renounce belief in Allah. Kneel in homage to a deity other than Allah. Utter insincere oaths.
Look it up for yourself, if you do not believe me. Don’t believe me! Really, look it up! These people have a real problem and they don’t want to admit it. They deny it. They blame it on everyone else. They lie.
For God’s sake people, Google Sharia Law, and judge for yourself. See it for yourself. Learn what it is about. With this Mosque, they want to spread their culture of hatred, intolerance, bigotry, upon America. Is this what you want?
Deny it… come on…. DENY IT
San Fran’s Nancy Pelosi is flirting with a Mortal Liberal Sin by bringing Religion, and not just any Religion, but Catholicism, into what helps her make decisions on Public Policy. After all, Democrats make a big stink over any Politician bringing religion, any religion, except for maybe Keith Ellison, into the political arena as a violation of Church and State. That Union, Yellow Line, boundary that forbids any connection, mention, and inclusion of Religious Dogma, into the Creation of Law. For Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
For the domain of the Creation of Laws is that of mortal men, or in this case, Nancy Pelosi. For what is Religion anyway? That but a strong belief in a supernatural power, or powers that influence human destiny; “she lost her faith, but not her morality” Is that a contradiction of Democratic values? I ask that question knowing full well the Democrat response. In Pelosi’s case, Jesus Christ is the guy on the Zig Zag Rolling Papers.
Emphasizing Grievances; Nancy Pelosi is Pro-Abortion. This is a clear violation of Catholic Theology. It is considered by Catholics as the Murder of the Unborn, and many other Christian religions consider is murder, as well. Shouldn’t a prominent politician, like Nancy Pelosi, realize that any abortion is taking a life of the unborn? A life that could have been, and should have been, allowed to enter past the womb, and into this world of mortifying the flesh?
What is the definition of life? Why do Democrats say they support life, yet support abortion? Is it because the unborn hasn’t breathed their first breath of our rarified polluted air to officially welcome them into this world? Why is it that Democrats would support illegal immigrants, but not the introduction of future democratic voters, yet to be born? Perhaps it’s because the illegals are already of voting age, and that children, unborn children, are too much of a voter liability for the next 18 years. A statistical probability, the unborn may not have liberal values expected to perpetuate the Liberal Death Philosophy, and therefore, the unborn are expendable. Not considered true lifeforms. The unborn becomes a burden to this world. Another Carbon Footprint, another drain on society’s resources. The Child’s not able to contribute to the democratic Utopian society, until later in life, and even then, there’s no guarantee the child will vote democratic. This is, in Pelosi’s mind, why abortion is a Sacred Sacrament for Democrats.
At a May 6 Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill, the speaker said: “They ask me all the time, ‘What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that? What is your favorite that?’ And one time, ‘What is your favorite word?’ And I said, ‘My favorite word? That is really easy. My favorite word is the Word, is the Word. And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the biblical reference, you know the Gospel reference of the Word.”
“And that Word,” Pelosi said, “is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word.
“Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.’ And that’s the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”
How do you measure a life, that never had a chance to come to be? How do you continue to support the genocide of the unborn, and still claim to support freedom? How does the individual rights of the unborn get cast aside, for convenience sake?
When, what, was Pelosi’s last confession?
Sure, there are exceptions. In the case of Rape, Incest, and the Life of the Mother. However, one look at the Octomom, and her demonstration of using a uterus as a clown-car, would convince the hardened liberal that there is balance in Abortions.
One may ask, where and when, will the next Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, or Valerie Thomas may be born. Or discarded into the next Hazardous Waste Disposal Bag as unwanted trash.
With so many Americans going to Russia and China to adopt, there’s doesn’t seem to be any Americans willing to adopt American children. Why is that? We treat unwanted pregnancies like unwanted pets. Just take them to the pound. The first sign of a society in decline is how we treat our children. Now, if we can only do something about the elderly, then we’d would really be a society, like that of Zardoz.