Thinking Out Loud - Ms. Green

Commentaries from a female, conservative Christian worldview. Intermittent observations on human behavior and current events. Occasional bursts of personal tirades,confessions, and discoveries. Frequent discussions about my "Narrow-Minded Faith".

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Poor Henrietta

Remember Henrietta Hughes, who in Ft. Myers, Florida on a Tuesday pleaded with BHO for help?

I have an urgent need – I’m unemployed and homeless. I need my own kitchen and my own bathroom…please help.

By Thursday morning, Henrietta Hughes had been handed the keys to a home in Hendry County by the wife of Florida State Representative Nick Thompson (R-District 73). Hughes and her son are now living at the home rent free.

The libs went wild and Hughes became the talk of the town.
For instance, look at (or laugh at) this.

Meanwhile somebody dug a little deeper and found out (surprise surprise) that Hughes was not as she appeared.

Can you say con artist/mooch?

On a side note, has anybody dug into the "I Love You Barrack" lady?

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Sunday, February 22, 2009


What brings a people to revolution?
What is the character of a people willing to engage in a revolution?
Are Americans today of the same character as those of the American Revolution of the 1700s?

Consider some of the words of Thomas Paine.

SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.
Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.

But where says some is the King of America? I'll tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain.

Along those lines, this video…

"These are the times that try men's souls." - Thomas Paine

Please take the time to read Common Sense.

Are men's souls not being tried in such a time as this?
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Revised Children's Story - the Little Red Hen

Herm sent me this the other day, and I thought it extremely appropriate in light of the monstrosity that Congressional Democrats and Obama have forced on us.
The Title of it is The Little Red Hen, but the subtitle could be The Death of Capitalism and the Birth of Socialism. I wish I could take credit for writing it, but I can't. I only tweaked it slightly.

"Who will help me plant wheat," said the Little Red Hen

"Not I", said the duck.
"Not I", said the cow.
"Not I", said the pig.
"Not I", said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the Little Red Hen, and so she did. The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.

"Who will help me reap my wheat," asked the Little Red Hen.

"Not I," said the duck.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"Not in my job description," said the pig.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the Little Red Hen, and so she did.
At last it came time to bake the bread.

"Who will help me bake the bread," asked the Little Red Hen.

"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the Little Red Hen.

She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow.
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck.
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose.
The pig just grunted in disdain.

And they all painted 'Unfair' picket signs and marched around and around the Little Red Hen, shouting obscenities.

Then the farmer came. He said to the Little Red Hen, "You must not be so greedy."

"But I earned the bread," said the Little Red Hen.

"Exactly," said the farmer. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But we need a change. So under our new government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle, so that they may have hope."

And they all lived happily ever after, including the Little Red Hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly understand."

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. The Farmer and all his friends smiled. 'Fairness' had been established.

Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one long as there was free bread that someone else supplied.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wonder what criminals did today for Valentine’s day? Well, if they live in South Carolina, you can be absolutely sure that they participated in this.

Full story here.

I can hear the remarks now.

Dude, whatchya doin’? Don’t you remember we were planning on robbing the corner liquor store this evening? How are we gonna do it without a gun?

I know Bro, but it’s Valentine’s day, and if I turn in this 38, I’ll be able to get my baby mama a hundred dollar Best Buy card and a rose. Besides, you know its stolen – remember my cousin gave it to me. I still got my AK – they didn’t ask for those.

No kiddin’ dude.. Hey, I think I’ll turn in my brother’s 45 semi-automatic. I could use some new electronics man. Let’s go. It’s getting’ late and I don’t want to miss out on this.

The brilliant sheriff who set all this up was quoted as saying “"Bring that gun in, get that gift card, get that rose, but also know that you may be saving someone's life."

Can anyone say "alternate universe"?

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You Never Know Who's Watching

There is a little convenience store close to where I work, and most mornings I stop in and pick up a breakfast bar to have with my coffee at the office. I’ve befriended the manager and most of the employees who work in there. We don’t really know each other, but we recognize each other. A few of the cashiers know me by name.

I’m always aware that to be a Christian is to be in the spotlight. The way I interact, the way I react, is always under scrutiny. I try to be ever mindful of my responsibility to be a good witness, and make it a point to be friendly, polite, patient, and kind. I’ve witnessed to several of them, including the manager, and they are always polite, but not too receptive of the message. I usually get the “that’s really nice of you” look and patronizing smile, but that’s ok. The Bible says we are either planting, watering, or reaping.

This morning I made my usual stop, grabbed the bar and headed for the line at the cash register. I smiled at the manager and said hello, greeted the cashier, paid for my purchase and headed out the door.

As I walked toward my card I heard a voice behind me.

Uh…excuse me, could I ask a favor of you?

I turned to see that the manager had followed me outside. She looked like she felt a little awkward.

Excuse me. What was your name again, she asked.

I told her.

I was wondering if I could ask a favor.

Sure, I said, wondering silently what I could possible do for her.

I need someone to pray for my grandson…

She then spilled her heart out, telling me the problems and trials he was going through, obviously worried about him and feeling helpless about doing anything about it.

I assured her I would be praying, and would enlist the help of others in my church. She seemed to relax and cheer up a little. I asked her to keep me posted on her grandson.

She smiled and thanked me, then quickly switched back into manager mode and disappeared back into the store.

She didn’t know my name. But she knew I was a Christian.

Planting seeds. Watering…and God will reap at just the right time.


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Friday, February 13, 2009

2008 Stimulus vs 2009 Stimulus

Someone asked me why I was critical of the 2009 "Stimulus" package and didn't criticize Bush's 2008 Stimulus package.

I think that's a fair question.

The 2008 $168 billion dollar stimulus package consisted of tax rebates, business tax credits and a temporary fix on the ongoing housing crisis. Pelosi and Reid were on the platform with Bush when he signed it into law.

There is not much comparison between that package and this porkulous $750 billion or more monstrosity that is about to be forced on the American people. For the record, I did voice my view (albeit not on this blog) that sending a $600 check to everyone was not going to solve anything (and it didn't). (Instead of sending me a one time "tax rebate", just lower my stinking taxes across the board so I can keep more of what I earn to begin with!) The business incentives were beneficial, and the housing crisis could have benefitted somewhat, but at the time we didn't know the magnitude of the corruption going on in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (of which the present occupant of the White House was part of).

My previous post is in response to the ridiculous notion that many Obama supporters have that he's going to miraculously make their life better - new cars, new homes, money in their pockets, and I guess homemade cookies in the oven to boot. I could devote an entire post to videos and audios of individuals expressing their belief that Obama is somehow going to "spread the wealth" around to them and their standard of living is going to catapult upward because he is in power.

This is America. The American dream is to work hard and use your money wisely and someday you might be a success. Some succeed and some fail.

The Obama nation is one in which socialism will basically choke out the middle class and all that will be left are the very rich, who will always be rich, and the poor who are dependent on the government for the pittance that they are allowed to have. There will be no American Dream.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Needs List for Obama

Dear Mr. Obama,

I need to retire early. Please send me my retirement income starting this summer. I'll need about $3000 more than my Social Security check will be. You can just send it all in one check.

I need a home in the mountains. Nothing elaborate - just a couple of thousand square feet, with a fireplace of course. Oh, and a few acres of land so I can have my privacy.

I'll need a new car that will handle driving in the mountains. Probably a 4x4 of some kind.

I'd also like a new satellite system so I can keep up with what's going on in the outside world. I just don't want to be a part of it directly. You understand.

Just in case we get attacked, I'll need a really good bomb shelter and supplies to last several years.

Other than that, I'm ok. I don't want to be greedy, you know. Just wanted to get my list of needs out there for you Mr. Obama, so you don't forget me.

Thanks so much. You give me hope. And I'm due for a change. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Ms. Green

P.S. Did I mention a boat? There are a lot of mountain lakes and streams where I'm going...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Sonic Epiphany

I had a revelation today. It happened at none other than a Sonic drive-in restaurant.

I pulled up and pushed the button.

Welcome to Sonic, my name is Frederick. May I help you?

Yes, I would like a chicken salad and a medium apple juice.

OK. That’s a chicken salad and a medium apple juice. Would you like a medium cherry limeade with that?

Excuse me?

That’s a chicken salad and a medium apple juice. Would you also like a medium cherry limeade with that, ma’am?

Uh… thank you. I’ll just take the salad and the apple juice.

Ok. Then that’s a chicken salad and a medium apple juice. That will be $6.59 ma’am. It’ll be right out. Thank you for choosing Sonic.

I sat there, mulling over what had just happened and realized that this was a perfect example of what our country has created…a whole group of people unable or uninspired to think for themselves. People who need someone else to tell them what, when, where and how to say and do everything. Initiative is not encouraged. Fitting in, going with the flow, blending in is the acceptable way to live your life. Thinking outside the box, so to speak, is odd and even looked down on.

That is why Obama got elected. Half of the voting population needs someone to tell them what to do, where to go, what to think, and when to do things.


They need someone to lead them because they are followers. They need someone to take care of them, because they’ve lost the ability and the initiative to take care of themselves.

They are sheep.

And now the wolves are in charge.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Suggestion for Obama

Try following the principles of this man.

"I have one great political idea. . . . That idea is an old one. It is widely and generally assented to; nevertheless, it is very generally trampled upon and disregarded. The best expression of it, I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, "Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people" [Proverbs 14:34]. This constitutes my politics - the negative and positive of my politics, and the whole of my politics. . . . I feel it my duty to do all in my power to infuse this idea into the public mind."

~ The Rev. Frederick Douglass


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Catholic Church Lobbies for Illegals - Not American Citizens

The US Immigration Department has a program in place that allows employers to verify the citizenship of their workers. The program is completely voluntary at the moment.

The House passed a version of the so-called stimulus package that would require any employer that benefited from the package to use E-Verify to make sure that no illegal aliens got an undeserved piece-of-the-pie.

The Senate seems to be vacillating on requiring E-Verify for purposes of the stimulus package. By not requiring employers who benefit from the package to use E-Verify, they are basically opening the doors for illegals and their dishonest employers to gain from the stimulus and leaving American workers out on the street, still unemployed.

What’s even more appalling is that the Catholic church is actually lobbying the Senate AGAINST E-Verify.

What kind of message does this send? Why is the Catholic Church condoning breaking the law? Why is the RCC showing favoritism to criminals from other countries over American citizens? Where’s the Pope on this one? Why is he not condemning these Bishops’ actions? Where in Scripture does it say that breaking the law should be rewarded? It's not in my Bible. I'll have to check the Douay-Rheims and see if it is in there.

As a postscript, I might also point out that the other major lobbying group asking for removal of the E-Verify requirement is none other than the US Chamber of Commerce.

Isn't it enlightening to see who is and isn't looking out for Americans' best interests?


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Saturday, February 7, 2009

What you Won't Hear in the MSM

2 facts:

2.5 million Americans lost jobs in 2008

The federal government brought in 1.5 million new foreign workers to take jobs in 2008

Add to that the number of ILLEGALS in this country.

This so called stimulus packages has been identified by many as 93% spending and 7% stimulus.

Obama voters. You've been had.


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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Why I Worship God

He knows me better than I know myself.

He knows when I go to sleep and when I wake up. He understands my every thought and emotion.

He is all around me. He is my protection.

He knows my thoughts before I think them and my words before I speak them. Not only that, but He knows my heart and my motive for them.

He is in front of me, clearing the way. He's got my back. His power is over me at all times.

Knowing this is more than I can comprehend. The very creator of all the universe, the uncaused first cause of all that exists, takes a personal interest in me.

There is no place I can go where He is not. He's been where I have been, He's there where I'm going, and He's here where I am - and all at the same time.

Darkness can't hide me from Him. Light and dark are the same to Him - He is master of them both.

He knew me before I was born. He formed me in my mother's womb. I am unique - not because of anything I can claim to be, but because He made me, loved me, died for me, and then saved my soul when I called out to Him - even though I did not deserve it.

How could I NOT worship Him.

Inspired by Psalm 139


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Anonymity vs Alias

The Internet, and especially the blogosphere, is full of people who, for one reason or another, choose an alias by which to be recognized, or choose to be anonymous.

There are several reasons for using an alias.

Some people are extremely shy and would be embarrassed if anyone who knew them read anything that they wrote.
Some have jobs that would be affected if their true identity were revealed.
Some are people who are not able to be themselves around others, and an alias allows them to be free to express themselves honestly.
Some are fearful of others. Quite frankly, that’s not an unrealistic reason. There are all types of people on the ‘net, and all of them are not nice people. You read stories all the time about predators, stalkers, and criminals seeking their next victim online.

There is one thing about people who choose an alias. You know where they are. You know where they stand. You can visit their place. They have a home base. They are knowable, even if their true identity remains veiled. I frequent other blogs, and sometimes post comments. Though I use an alias, anyone who wants to can follow me back to here, my place, and see who I am and where I stand. I'm not hiding who I am, because my name is not who I am.

There are several reasons for anonymity. Some of the reasons listed above apply.

However, there is at least one additional reason that doesn't fall into the categories above.


One thing about most people who choose anonymity. They are hiding. They don’t have a home base. They are unknowable. You can never be sure which “anonymous” you are dealing with unless you have some sort of tracking software that lets you know who is visiting your site. The truth is, the most vicious, the most aggressive, and the most volatile online are more often than not in the anonymous class. Anonymity to them is power. It gives them a strategic advantage, moving in and striking quickly and then retreating into the background, watching and hoping their attack did some damage. Most anonymous posters have very little positive to say about anything or anyone. They are not constructive. They are destructive.

There are a few exceptions, like Herm, and Mom2, and some others that I know frequently visit here. They are consistent. They always let us know who they are. They are knowable. They aren’t hiding anything.

I’ve always allowed anonymous guests on this site. This decision is similar to what the Bible says about grace.

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid... ”

What Paul is saying here is that just because we who have been born again are saved and no longer in condemnation, secure in our salvation for all eternity, that does not give us a license to sin and take advantage of that grace.

In other words, if you try to post here anonymously, remember that just because I allow anonymous posts, that does not mean it gives you free license to say or do whatever you choose. Mind your manners.


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