Should a female Doctor be allowed? The real question is Doctor WHO? If you don’t already know, Dr Who is a science fiction character and British TV series all in one that has been running since 1963. The TARDIS is Dr Who’s time/space ship which looks like a British police street box. Doctor Who regenerates into a new character every so often because that is what Time Lords from Gallifrey do. The Doctor has always been male even though his sexual preferences may not have been totally defined in every incarnation especially during the latest episodes. I still enjoy the show and it is even easier to enjoy because it eventually becomes free on Amazon prime before I watch it.
I have no problem with the new female Doctor Who character. I just wish they forgo any left wing political correctness and make her smart, young, good looking and straight. Every show on TV does not need a liberal token character in it and I think that every TARDIS should have at least one good looking woman capable of running the control board. Is that a sin, crime or is just too much to ask of a TV show?
I personally believe that anyone who is a Christian is morally obligated to help people with medical care if it is within their ability. Everyone needs healthcare at some point in their life. It is cruel to deny someone healthcare based on a low income. Universal healthcare should be the goal of any national healthcare plan. Congress especially should not have extra health benefits paid for by taxes. Congress should have the exact same health benefits as everyone else.
Achieving universal healthcare is difficult because our political leaders and their families are insulated from the results of their inaction. If they and their families were denied all healthcare until they achieved a good healthcare bill perhaps they would expedite the job. A little incentive can do wonders for productivity.
Have you ever been to a Social Security office in a large city to collect a benefit? It’s as close to hell as I want to get. Government workers are constrained by a system created by politicians and this makes a pure government controlled healthcare system unlikely to be efficient or productive. Insurance companies need regulation by the government and poor people will need to be subsidized on a sliding scale by rich people. Competition between insurance companies should be encouraged. Everyone should be subject to the same basic insurance plan. Rich people can get additional types of coverage and some fraction of these additional payments can be used to provide poor people with basic coverage. What do you think about this type of plan?
I own several Ryobi tools from Homedepot and I like all of them. The price was right and they get the job done around the home. I don’t know if they are as rugged as some of the industrial tool brands but I have not been able to destroy them with my typically careless attitude. I particularly like some of the 18 volt convenience tools such as the fans, lights and radios. Some of the latest versions have dual 120 VAC and 18 VDC input which is a real good feature.
I use the older style Ryobi fan all the time. The battery powered fan is great for sitting in a car waiting for someone without running the car. Its also nice when you are working on something in tight quarters and its hot.
Ryobi has finally started using led bulbs on a lot of its lighting products. The older lights just used too much juice from the battery so they didn’t have a long run time.
Ryobi and HomeDepot usually have great sales around the holidays so I am trying to encourage my wife to get me the updated radio as a present. Probably won’t happen though.
Ryobi also makes some 40VDC lawnmowers that are kind of attractive. I think they should consider making some type of robotic lawnmower. That’s what I am eventually going to need if my Crohn’s disease becomes worse. I can barely get the lawn cut now so I hope Ryobi implements this type of lawnmower soon at its typically reasonable price. I am also considering planting some type of ground cover on the areas with a severe slope near the front sidewalk so the robot can get the whole job done.
Should Trump be removed from office using the 25th amendment?
Quote from a portion of the Constitution of the United States:
“Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President……”
President Trump was fairly elected by the laws and people of the United States. Unfortunately his manners do not seem to have the same smooth political tact as past presidents. His opponents are trying to use his rough edges to have him declared mentally unfit to be president and remove him. I don’t like his twitter activity because it is petty and demeans the presidency but I do agree with some of his presidential actions such as cleaning up the VA, appointing Mad Dog Mattis Secretary of Defense, appointing conservative justices and taking military action against terrorism.
Unless President Trump commits an illegal action or is truly unable to discharge the functions of his office he should not be removed from office in my opinion. The accusation of mental illness is the modern equivalent of leprosy. The accused person becomes a leper that no one wants to associate with because no one wants the taint of mental illness to rub off on them. It is an easy slur to throw around by mental health professionals with their own political agenda. It is even easier for politicians and left wing reporters without any medical experience to smear someone with innuendo of this nature. It would set a dangerous precedent for future Presidents to remove Trump without clear medical evidence that he has some diagnosis of mental illness severe enough to prevent him from doing his job.
I think Mike Pence would make a better President than Trump but the people of the United States elected Trump. The liberals should just get over it and hope they can win the next election instead of trying to destroy our representative democracy. Christians should pray for Trump that God would guide his actions and that he would stop demeaning the office. Personally I think most politicians are unacceptable candidates to lead our country and the Trump presidency at least provides a little entertainment for me. I must confess my fault that I enjoy watching liberals explode with their own righteous anger at Trump’s latest escapade.
Someone requested that I write a post on what Jesus says about homosexuality, abortion and evolution. The person dislikes the position that conservative evangelicals generally take on these issues and wants to prove that Jesus didn’t talk directly about these issues himself so they are being blown out of proportion today by Christians. Of course, he doesn’t believe that any of the Bible is God’s Word but he was insistent that any position on these issues be supported only by direct words from Jesus.
Please pray for this person that he would come to know Jesus as his personal Savior from his sins. It is written that “Faith can move mountains”.
Jesus said “For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.” This statement by Jesus validates the entire Bible as accurate. It is impossible to limit Jesus to simply the words he spoke while on earth because God is not finite. The entire Bible must be taken in context and compared against itself. You can’t limit the Bible to one isolated section and achieve the results God intended for you. There are differences of interpretation among various Christian groups on some aspects of the Bible but that is because humans are finite.
Homosexuality and abortion (except to save the mother’s life) are sins that can be forgiven like any other sin. Jesus said “Then neither do I condemn you,”Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Evolution is a scientific hypothesis that can’t be reproduced in a controlled manner by scientists and therefore lacks credibility in my view. Limited evolution that does not change the type of creature can be observed in nature however this does not confirm that life arose spontaneously from nonliving matter. The Bible says :
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
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Martial arts has always been an attraction for both of my sons. My older son studied Jiu Jitsu in college and my younger son is currently taking Judo. I also like martial arts. The only things preventing me from taking Judo classes with Tony is that it looks like a lot of hard physical work and it costs money I don’t have at this time in my life.
I used to work with a couple of people who had black belts in Kung Fu. One of these people worked in the same company as me and I traveled with him to Sacramento, California for a dairy plant renovation. He was a refined sophisticated gentleman and knew his job well in addition to teaching Kung Fu. There were several people in our company’s job site group with various types of personalities. We were eating our dinner at some nearby seedy bar filled with a slighty rough looking crowd. One member of our party found out that “George” had a black belt in Kung Fu and he thought this was hilarious. He stood up at the bar and loudly said “This guy here can take anyone in this bar. You know why? He has a black belt in Kung Fu!”. The look on George’s face was priceless. Fortunately none of the good people at the bar initiated a cage match to test this brash assertion and we left the bar before we were kicked out. Even if you have a black belt in Kung Fu, I think its smarter not to mention it.
I think it should control politics for pragmatic reasons. North Korea is a perfect example of what happens when Christian theology has no control of a country’s politics. The leadership of North Korea is afraid of Christianity because it represents a danger to the ruling elites control of that country. Christians are routinely murdered for their religion in North Korea. The former Soviet Union had similar deficiencies and this type of cruel repression seems common in countries guided by atheistic human centered philosophy. Some misguided liberal atheists in the United States that I have talked with want to eliminate any input from Christian theology in American politics. They believe that Christians should keep their Christianity in the closet and let them decide how to run the country. The end result of this pattern would be similar to the old Soviet Union in my opinion.
Christian theology played a pivotal role in the early development of United States government and laws because the vast bulk of the people living here were Christians and most of the founding fathers had a strong Christian influence. There was no state religion established and minority non-Christian religions were given more protection than in most european countries of the time. Evils contrary to Christian theology such as slavery and persecution of minorities existed and to a lesser extent still exist today which is another practical reason for Christians to influence politics based on their beliefs.
On a personal level, I don’t want to be killed for my faith when there are ways to prevent it from happening. Christians should make the attempt to interject their faith in our politics whenever possible to avoid groups similar to Nazi’s, Atheistic Communists, Boko Haram and ISIS from undermining our public institutions such as government. Just because you think it will never happen in the United States of America doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Some day it may be necessary to die on the spot if you say you are a Christian in the USA. People said that Trump would never be chosen as the nominee of the Republican party. Guess what? It happened.
If Christians follow the words of Jesus they can only have a positive effect on our country’s government and its adherence to good morals and ethics.
Haven’t been doing much blogging lately. My wife is recovering from hip surgery and I have been taking care of her. The results of the hip surgery have been very good. She may not be dancing the jitterbug but she can at least walk with the aid of a walker again and the hip joint has not popped out. I’ll take that as a win. Thanks for everyone’s prayers.
Cat ate our over the air TV antennae so we bought a better compact one from Home Depot that allows the coax to be separately disconnected and is designed to be mounted in the attic. It looks like a small white UFO and is called the UFO by the manufacturer. Strangely enough Judy objected to my drilling holes in the walls to run the coax from downstairs up to the attic. A divorce lawyer was mentioned. Go figure women. Instead I had to settle for mounting the UFO in the bedroom closet but it still works much better than the flat little antennae we had before so Judy was happy. I only watch live TV for the daily local news and for Packers football games anyways. Judy is addicted to GRIT TV from Milwaukee and she religiously watches Laramie and Walker Texas Ranger which unfortunately are starting to make me mildly ill after watching all the episodes at least three times.
I am not a big fan of cable TV so we don’t purchase it. It’s just not worth the money. We do have free internet TV options via Roku and Amazon TV sets so I don’t know if we fully fit the definition of “cord cutters” but maybe we are close enough.
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