I grew up in the 50s and 60s when friends were forever, foes were vanquished and Santa Claus was coming to town. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Actually in the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War I was a post-Neanderthal Kaveman in Southwestern Idaho with childhood aspirations of becoming a soldier. As the Second Indochina War was gearing up in Vietnam I knew what was ahead and in 1967 I joined the Army and learned that not everybody who called you friend was actually telling the truth. I’ve served in many countries, crossed paths with many people and learned there was a difference between friend and foe.
Americans are both a trusting people and people who can’t always be trusted. In the 1960s The Temptations recorded “Smiling Faces” which keeps popping into my mind as I hear what we tell each other when we don’t want to hurt other people’s feelings.
We called that talking out of both sides of your mouth, like stories of the old west where the government’s Indian Affairs Agent repeatedly too advantage of the people he was charged with looking out for. I’m also reminded of this, “When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said… ‘Only a white man would believe that you could cuta foot off the top of ablanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.’”
Today it’s our politicians and their media lackeys who are the modern day equivalent. They say and promise to deliver what voters want to hear but once in office they forget who they work for. In fact after they have been indoctrinated into how things are done in Congress they may feel that they work for a political party or congressional caucus or committee.
More recently during this 2020 presidential election campaign former VP Joe Biden told one of his Democratic supporters and potential voter to his face, “I DON’T WORK FOR YOU!” Which pretty well sums up his party’s interface with voters, yet either hardcore Democrats or uninformed voters literally and figuratively lined up to cast their vote for the candidate who does not have their best interests in mind? Yet when President Trump spoke to Democratic voters inviting them to the other side of the isle with his “What have you got to lose?” speech he was called racist and other hatful rhetoric.
“It’s a very imperfect world, and you can’t always choose your friends. That’s life. But you can never fail to recognize your enemies.” – President Donald J. Trump
After the votes had been cast on November 3rd we began seeing blatant and obvious signs to indicate election fraud had been and is still being committed by Democratic Party operatives in a number of states and was being glossed over by media outlets in order to perpetuate a massive fraud on American voters without waiting for the election process to run its course. In fact the popular vote was compromised in the early hours of November 4th and continues today.
Constitutionally legal court challenges are active and ongoing in a number of states where Democratic Party operatives have committed obvious acts of election fraud FOR PROFIT have been seen and reported, but as of yet no prosecution has occurred.
I glanced at media headlines over the weekend and saw the political hype is still being reported as truth. The media have bestowed upon the Biden campaign a false title of “the office of the president-elect” which doesn’t exist and at this point in the election process cannot legally be claimed by either party. It is ludicrous to hear Biden tell Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters with an olive branch of peace and for President Trump to just accept the results of the election as the will of the people have been cast. Fraudulent votes are not only illegal and should be identified as such, but it’s a federal crime with serious consequences for willingly and knowingly casting those votes or modifying and/or manipulating electronic voting devices and their results. In the real world we call this cheating.
Winning by cheating isn’t winning, its still cheating.
Just to recap there was the popular vote which in fact directs each state’s electors to vote based on the people’s popular vote in the upcoming Electoral College vote on December 12th. Based on that vote being certified at state level and transmitted to Congress where EC votes are counted and verified in the House of Representatives under direction of the President Pro Temp of the Senate who declares the winners as the President-Elect and Vice President-Elect prior to Inauguration Day on January 20th.
As during all elections there have been “projected” winners and losers, which CAN be done by anyone who wants to take a wild eyed guess. However “official” is often very different than “projected”. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
The Electoral College: A 2020 Presidential Election Timeline
Jumping the Proverbial Gun
November 3rd, 2020 was Election Day in the United States. It was the day for casting one’s ballot for President of the United States. Overall the day went rather smoothly as folks made their way to local voting precinct polling places or dropped off their mail-in ballots that had missed the state deadline for mailing them in. As reported by the media there was unprecedented voter turnout in almost every state as at 8:00 PM polling stations closed and voting ceased. As the tallies began coming in GOP voters saw that President Trump was ahead in the polls and former VP Biden trailing pitifully as the curtain fell on a somber nation resigned to the fact that the popular vote had been cast.
As a new dawn appeared the nation awoke to a new reality that Biden was drastically far ahead of Trump and by end of the day of November 4th, had been declared by the media and others as the president-elect. High fives were everywhere as commentators and democrats began calling for President Trump to “accept the results” as the will of the people had spoken.
Over the next few days we began seeing “healing” and “come together” speeches from the office of the president-elect calling for national unity of purpose as the single most important man on the planet announced his agenda of a national mask mandate and closing the nation due to the pandemic of COVID-19 until a Biden inspired vaccine became available sometime in 2022? A major focus was The Biden Deal which would ban fossil fuels in America; reverse Trump tax cuts; raise taxes on the super wealthy; and reinstate the Iran Nuclear Arms Deal, work with China on battling the virus; rejoin the Paris Peace Accords and the World Trade Organization (reversing all that Trump has done over 4 years); stopping the wall and taking guns from registered gun owners to make America safer than ever before. There were no riots or wide scale looting as liberalism celebrated the dawn of a new era. It was the proverbial calm before the storm.
Then reality began to set in, a glaringly huge embarrassment was the fact that no president-elect existed at this point and there most certainly is no office of the president-elect and no official seal either.
Also as claims of voter and election fraud began to surface. Whistleblowers began detailing election related irregularities in precinct voting systems, US postal supervisors and ballot counting malpractices in various cities, counties and states across the nation, states controlled by Democratic Party politicians.
Then as the Trump campaign began demanding a constitutionally recognized recount by hand of election ballots in select contested state precincts the tide began to change and so did the mood of the ill called Democratic election victory. Latest predictions are that President Trump has exceeded the projected threshold of 270 EC delegates needed and that Biden has fallen way short.
Antifa began attacking Trump supporters in the Washington, DC area last night as families were heading home from a mostly peaceful MAGA rally. Threats have been announced of increased violence now that it is clear that Trump will not accept the initial results of a tainted election.
Well the election process is far from over as the popular vote is being looked at by election officials to determine if in fact election fraud has occurred and what is the true count of legal ballots according to provisions in the Constitution.
For all you legal scholars and historians you might want to relook at where we are in the voting process and what steps are required before the actual president-elect is determined and announced, not by the media or politically biased politicians, but according to this Congressional Research Service report dated October 22, 2020.
November 4-December 14, 2020: Counting Popular Votes and Filing Certificates of Ascertainment
Following election day, the states are to count and certify popular vote results according to their respective statutory and procedural requirements. When the states have completed their vote counts and ascertained the official results, the U.S. Code (3 U.S.C. §6) requires the state governors to prepare, “as soon as practicable,” documents known as Certificates of Ascertainment of the vote. The certificates must list the names of the electors chosen by the voters and the number of votes received in the popular election results, also the names of all losing candidates for elector, and the number of votes they received. Certificates of Ascertainment, which are often signed by state governors, must carry the seal of the state. One copy is forwarded to the Archivist of the United States (the Archivist), while six duplicates of the Certificate of Ascertainment must be provided to the electors by December 14, the date on which they meet.
December 8, 2020: The “Safe Harbor” Deadline
The U.S. Code (3 U.S.C. §5) provides that if election results are contested in any state, and if the state, prior to election day, has enacted procedures to settle controversies or contests over electors and electoral votes, and if these procedures have been applied, and the results have been determined six days before the electors’ meetings, then these results are considered to be conclusive, and will apply in the counting of the electoral votes. This date, known as the “Safe Harbor” deadline, falls on December 8 in 2020. The governor of any state where there was a contest, and in which the contest was decided according to established state procedures, is required (3 U.S.C. §6) to send a certificate describing the form and manner by which the determination was made to the Archivist as soon as practicable.
December 14, 2020: Electors Vote in Their States
Monday after the second Wednesday in December of presidential election years is set (3 U.S.C. §7) as the date on which the electors meet and vote. In 2020, the meeting is on December 14. Electoral college delegations meet separately in their respective states and the District of Columbia at places designated by their state legislature. The electors vote by paper ballot, casting one ballot for President and one for Vice President. The electors count the results and then sign six certificates, each of which contains two lists, one of which includes the electoral votes for the President, the other, electoral votes for the Vice President, each of which includes the names of persons receiving votes and the number of votes cast for them. These are known as Certificates of the Vote, which the electors are required to sign. They then pair the six Certificates of Ascertainment provided by the state governors with the Certificates of the Vote, and sign, seal, and certify them (3 U.S.C. §§8-10). The six certificates are then distributed by registered mail as follows: (1) one certificate to the President of the U.S. Senate (the Vice President); (2) two certificates to the secretary of state (or equivalent officer) of the state in which the electors met; (3) two certificates to the Archivist; and (4) one certificate to the judge of the U.S. district court of the district in which the electors met (3 U.S.C. §11).
December 23, 2020: Certificates Must Be Delivered to the Designated Officials
Certificates of electoral vote results must be delivered to above mentioned officers by the fourth Wednesday in December, in 2020, by December 23 (3 U.S.C. §12).
Failure to Deliver Certificates by December 23
If the certificates from any state have not been delivered by December 23, 2020, the President of the Senate, or in their absence the Archivist, is required to request the secretary of state or equivalent officer in that state to send one of the copies they hold to the President of the Senate by registered mail (3 U.S.C. §12, 13). The Code also directs them to send a messenger to the judge of the U.S. district court in the state directing the judge to transmit the certificate they hold by “hand … to the seat of government.”
January 6, 2021: Joint Session of Congress to Count Electoral Votes and Declare Election Results
Meets On January 6, or another date set by law, the Senate and House of Representatives assemble at 1:00 p.m. in a joint session at the Capitol, in the House chamber, to count the electoral votes and declare the results (3 U.S.C. §15). The Vice President presides as President of the Senate. The Vice President opens the certificates and presents them to four tellers, two from each chamber. The tellers read and make a list of the returns. When the votes have been ascertained and counted, the tellers transmit them to the Vice President. If one of the tickets has received a majority of 270 or more electoral votes, the Vice President announces the results, which “shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President and Vice President.” – Thomas H. Neale, Specialist in American National Government
This document was prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). CRS serves as nonpartisan shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. It operates solely at the behest of and under the direction of Congress. Information in a CRS Report should not be relied upon for purposes other than public understanding of information that has been provided by CRS to Members of Congress in connection with CRS’s institutional role. CRS Reports, as a work of the United States Government, are not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Any CRS Report may be reproduced and distributed in its entirety without permission from CRS. However, as a CRS Report may include copyrighted images or material from a third party, you may need to obtain the permission of the copyright holder if you wish to copy or otherwise use copyrighted material.
Instead of reading false headlines in local or national media or on the internet and social media I suggest that you crack open a copy of the Constitution of the United States and take your cues directly from the Rule of Law in the US.
When the election process is followed the results should be abundantly clear and undisputable. The winner of a free and fair election is a win-win for America. On the other hand when election fraud is so blatant and in your face (nobody said crooks are smart) then prosecution and punishment are the appropriate remedy to discourage future nefarious activity from occurring again. I may not have all the answers (nobody does) but I am the Real Truckmaster!
It only took 4 years of self-appreciation for former President Barack H. Obama to come out with a tell all new book “A Promised Land” which places blame first on Governor Sarah Palin because Senator John McCain chose her as his running mate in the 2008 election against him in his successful bid for the presidency. Notice he didn’t blame McCain, but Palin. Interestingly enough I remember back in the day when the media contrasted the comparison of Obama and Palin, instead of Obama and McCain. I was hoping that the RNC would have nominated Palin for president and she someone else as HER running mate, but that never happened.
Obama blames Palin as the conduit of “dark spirits” lurking on the edges of the Republican Party leading to xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories and an antipathy toward Black (capitalized) and brown (not capitalized) folks. It’s a shame because the hopes and dreams of a better future for America lay smack dab in the middle of his hands at the time. Obama missed a golden opportunity to show want Americans were made of and we gave him 8 years to do so. What he didn’t address is probably the many letters like mine where I told him that HE could put conspiracy theorists to rest by simply producing his birth certificate, just like we do when we apply for identification cards or government assistance. He never acknowledged any of my concerns in his presidential form letter response. In fact it was during Obama’s 8 years in office that minorities were marginalized and taken advantage of by the Obama administration, with his full knowledge and consent. So laying the blame on someone who unsuccessfully challenged his bid for the highest office seems rather petty.
Obama wrote that his presence triggered a deep-seated panic, how dare he feel he was that all important. It wasn’t so much as panic but disappointment in how he executed the duties of the office of the President and presented our country during his apology tour throughout around the world. A strong leader knows his limitations and doesn’t have to prove himself as he does what is right because it is the right thing to do.
Obama further wrote that Donald Trump appealed to white (not capitalized) Americans in the Republican Party who had reservations about a Black (capitalized) president. He obviously hadn’t stood in our shoes or remembered his own tainted past. Trump initially appealed to nobody, left right or center upon his entry into presidential politics. In fact to quote Trump, “I wouldn’t be president if it wasn’t for Obama/Biden doing such a lousy job”. Trump wasn’t even a politician, yet he knew the politicians he had dealt with over time and they in turn erroneously thought they knew him.
Obama wrote that Republican Party leadership “understood that it didn’t matter if what they said was true.” And he added “the only difference between Trump’s style of politics and theirs was his lack of inhibition.” Still playing the blame game as his Democratic Party followers do today. They lie, cheat and steal, then accuse their opposition of doing exactly what they are doing but it’s A-Okay.
Over the past 4 years after leaving office Obama once said his administration had no scandals that embarrassed them. Notice he didn’t say they had no scandals, but none that embarrassed them. I guess the guns of Fast and Furious didn’t embarrass him, nor the Benghazi attack of 2012 didn’t embarrass him either. There were more but no embarrassments. Not even picking up his Nobel Prize awarded for what he could do as president, but never actually did.
I have no intention of spending my hard earned money on Obama’s book, or reading it even if it was offered online for free. What I and what America expected from a President Barack Obama was a president who was proud of our great nation and what we have become in the past 200 years and more. Instead we heard how unproud the royal first family was of actually being a part of the most racist country in the world. It was Obama’s weaponization of his administration and their attacks on conservatives that would leave a lasting impression and after his participation trophy all we have of the Obama legacy is…….well nothing of substance.
Thanks to Maria Arias for critiquing Obama’s book and Sarah Palin for the forward or introduction but I have to give “A Promised Land” two huge thumbs down. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
We’ve been hearing from the left that white Americans are systematically racist. We’ve been called a great many things but the most racist thing we’ve ever been called is “White America”. Don’t believe me, stop the first person you see and call them that (doesn’t matter the color of their skin or their ethnicity).
The left has been doing it for quite some time now so either get on board or get over it.
Actually it wasn’t until this morning when it hit me that I’d heard this rhetoric before and it came from the congressional inner sanctum deep within the House of Representatives. I remember reading directly from the official website of the Congressional Black Caucus (the self-appointed governmental race police) their mission is to root out racism in government. How exactly do they do that?
I wonder if CBC members get up in the morning and stand in front of a full length mirror and recite to themselves, “Everybody is racist but me”? Do they not see or care about the hypocrisy of themselves and the organization they have become? The Congressional BLACK congress is and has been a black’s only caucus since its inception but that doesn’t seem to make it racist?
I’ve been called racist for even bringing them up in past blogs by people so intent on proving they themselves are not racist.
In a January 2019 speech, he announced “We have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don’t like to acknowledge exists.” Joe Biden’s August 2019 press briefing he actually claimed “White folks are the reason we have institutional racism.”
In self-appointed president-elect (he’s not) Joe Biden’s speech on November 6, 2020 he was still beating the “systematic racism” drum announcing he would “mandate” to eliminate “systematic racism”.
That sounds pretty good to the ears of those who enabled Joe Biden to pick a Vice Presidential running mate (Senator Kamala Harris) solely based on her age, skin color and gender and who just happens to be one of two Senators who are CBC members in good standing.
When leftist Democrats, their media enablers, the posers in government and ill-informed or uneducated voters continue to allow this to happen America will suffer the consequences. The truth-be-known it is the systematic racism of the Democratic Party that ails America! Evil succeeds when good men and women do nothing! – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Yesterday I replied that I thought a friends post was wrong. He said he got a transcript from his favorite radio personality. I will address his comments which are what I would expect from a liberal leftist, which I have never suspected him to be. He said the views expressed by this radio personality pretty much sums up his feelings and that’s a sad commentary. Might I suggest changing stations?
Let me take it point by point.
I disagree with your statement that the foremost job of any American president is to maintain the unity of the republic. It is the primary responsibility of the president to provide for the safety and security of the country; a healthy economy and promote national pride which will bring unity.
The United States is not a democracy, but a constitutional-republic and upholding and protecting the Constitution is paramount to the survival of our nation. The Constitution constrains government and maintains the rights of its citizens shall not be infringed upon or taken away.
In 2012 Donald Trump went on record saying “mail in ballots” provide a source for fraud; in 2020 we witness that assessment to be true as Democrats in Congress floated the idea of “mail in ballots for all” due to COVID-19 and President Trump rightly said it was a political ploy to facilitate massive voter fraud.
Election laws are clear about voting, how elections are to be conducted and how the results are to be made known to the American people. We have seen clear, recorded and reported incidents of election fraud AND voter fraud on a scale never before seen in American elections – Laws changed or modified by lawyers and judges instead of in state legislatures; a political party attempts to circumvent the election process to declare they are the winner before the process has been completed; politicians of a political party says “reach out to Trump supporters” while at the same time saying “We will put everyone who helped Trump on a list and we won’t forget you,” clear cases of voter intimidation.
We see clear violations of the law when legislators in Congress ignore the laws they have created and publicly join the side of the intimidators.
He said there was ZERO evidence of voter fraud and based on clear evidence I say different.
America’s forefathers created the Constitution and pledged their sacred honor, their fortunes and their very lives that this nation would be different than any nation before it. For 200 years we have put our differences aside to combat common enemies that threaten our nation’s survival. We have put the will of the people into a national voting system that works well when its rules are followed.
There are characteristics that have defined American presidents: Grace, compassion, understanding and an ability to unite the American people. President Trump has shown those qualities and more, better than you give him credit. I have never heard President Trump speak out of fear, or promote fear or violence. He has consistently called evil what it is and upheld obeying the laws of the land (the Constitution) and to work hard to make American great once more. What you heard was not a sour or bitter man, but one determined to stop this organized assault on America by persons and organizations attempting to steal the 2020 election outright.
I strongly suggest that you stop listening to anyone else’s interpretation of what President Trump says, but actually listen to what Trump actually says, then evaluate his words for yourself. Trump is not perfect, not by a long shot, but he did not come into office as a politician. In fact he is the most un-politician we’ve had as president since Harry Truman.
There is a reason Trump became president and from day one it’s been clear that he has been up against evil that has engulfed this nation. Trump has not divided the nation, but exposed a nation divided, those who love America and are willing to work hard and those willing live off the free stuff they can get from America. Trump has revealed the corruption of both political parties and in our institution of government and has done more than any other president to bring about change that will make our country and the world better.
He said Trump must tell his followers to stand down – the balance of democracy rests in his hands.
I say differently. It is not Trump or his followers who incite violence, burn, and riot or loot American cities and it is not an American trait to bow or yield to evil.
We stand for truth and bow only to God. It was President Trump who said we do not worship man or government but only God.
I say the fate of America rests in the prayers of our people who acknowledge that God is in control and Trump is but a tool. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Without trying to insult anyone’s intelligence I will type slowly. Seriously now voting was our part of the political process where we made our choice for President and Vice President known. It is known as the Popular Vote. After casting our ballots we waited to find out how many votes our candidate received.
After ballots are cast they must be received on Election Day (November 3rd). They are then collected and transported to designated counting sites where each ballot is processed and verified, then counted, tallied, recorded and tally’s forwarded to the state election office (Secretary of State). State tallies are forwarded to the national election office after being signed and certified in multiple copies. There are specific dates whereby each state must comply with the verification process.
Each state is divided into precincts within each county and assigned a number of electors to the Electoral College. This insures that every state regardless of size or population have a voting “voice”. What many voters do not know is that our vote actually decided how our state’s Electoral College delegates are supposed to vote. If our state voted Red the delegates vote Red; if our state voted Blue our delegates vote Blue. (There is no hard and fast rule that the delegates must vote as the state voted.)
On designated dates in each state’s electors cast their vote and those votes are tallied. Certified copies of the tallies are sent to Congress where they are verified, counted and the President-elect and Vice President-elect are announced.
There are predetermined dates for every step of this process to occur. There are no short cuts and premature announcements will only cause anger and frustration.
A word about those who advocate for the National Popular Vote option where individual state electors join together basically forming a voting bloc or pac with other states may sound good to the ears, but would in effect replace the voting “voice” of those states and is in direct violation of the Constitution.
The Electoral College was established by the Founding Fathers to provide for each state to have equal representation when choosing a President and Vice President as part of our checks and balances in government.
Also during the ballot voting and verification process for the 2020 Presidential Election a number of court judges have illegally overruled state and federal legislation from the bench by changing or extending the date ballots can be counted, and in some cases without signature verification or post marks, citing COVID-19 as their reasoning. All legislative changes to the law MUST come from the legislature, not the bench of any court. That is why many court challenges may end up at the Supreme Court for an official ruling.
Let me clear up a few points – Donald J. Trump is President of the United States for 4 years (2017 – 2021) and until a new president is inaugurated or he wins re-election – He is YOUR President and mine.
If you listen to the media’s talking heads or legislators who tell you that Joe Biden is President-Elect and Kamala Harris is Vice President-Elect – They are not. There is no transition of power until after the Electoral College has voted, and Congress has announced the winner.
The Democratic Party is saying “reach out to Trump supporters and show them some love” while they are advocating recording a blacklist of EVERYONE who supported President Trump in any way as they “will not forget” those who aided Trump.
I urge you to consider your “Breaking News” sources carefully. Do not allow yourself to be ruled by fear and intimidation (traditional Democratic Party values) or what I call “Chicago Politics” or Mob Rule. There is massive corruption in government (deep state) that must be exposed, expelled and in some cases prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law so that power illegally taken can be returned to “We the People” as the Constitution intended. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
You may have guessed by now that my brain functions a bit differently but if you look up the word normal in my Wilson Family Dictionary you might find: “Wilson, Joe Jr – the normal family member” or not.
This morning we were discussing some of the messed up people we see fully engulfed in our nation’s politics and I thought about how when the Creator God created the most perfect man and woman on planet earth (Adam and Eve). They disobeyed God (sinned) who set the punishment for sin – death.
From that point forward God had only broken vessels (cookies) to work with in fulfilling his plan. In our society and culture if we had a box of broken cookies we would just throw them away or toss them out for the birds to eat, then get another box of cookies. In less fortunate cultures or societies that same box of broken cookies would be handed out to feed many mouths and not a scrap would be wasted.
From the time of Adam his descendants populated the earth with nothing but broken cookies. When making the tower of Babel God confused their language and spread across the globe thereby making the name of God known everywhere. During the time of Noah there was wickedness everywhere and God called an old man to build a boat. Not just any boat, it was to be created to exact specifications given by God and I’m sure that this old broken cookie was mocked and ridiculed from the very first day he began building the Ark. As the animals came two by two into the Ark, and then after Noah and his family had entered, God sealed the door shut I wonder how many banged on the door to open and let them in as the rains began to fall from heaven flooding the entire earth leaving nothing alive outside the Ark. This was the only time in the history of man where God tossed out the entire box of broken cookies. As Noah’s family emerging from the Ark they saw a rainbow God placed in the sky to signify never again would he flood the earth.
From the time of Noah until the time of the second Adam (Jesus) there were many broken cookies used by God to accomplish his plan as he demonstrated his love for man and his hatred of sin. A man called Moses led God’s people to freedom and brought from the mountain Ten Commandments from God written in stone. This broken cookie dropped one stone which crumbled on impact or we may have had many more commandments to deal with. Over time there were many vessels (broken cookies) that God used from godless tyrants to God fearing men with power over others who saw themselves as gods and demanded the respect and honor due only to Almighty God who knew that only he could break the cycle of death for sin by sending his son Jesus to earth as a man not to condemn but to save the world from sin.
God chose a virgin who loved him but knew no man to become Jesus’ mother who raised him in the fear and admonition of God. Jesus was not a broken cookie, but lived a life without sin and taught his chosen disciples and others as one with authority, that God’s love for mankind required a sacrifice to pay the price for sin – death. Jesus became that sacrifice as he died on the cross at Calvary, then rose again on the third day victorious over sin and death. Jesus ascended into heaven where he sits on his thrown at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us, God’s broken cookies. Jesus’ disciples taught throughout the known world and traveled to faraway lands telling of God’s love and the way to heaven was through a sin forgiving relationship with Jesus.
Since the days when Jesus walked among men upon the earth the way to heaven has not changed. The way for us broken cookies to be made whole is by claiming salvation through the blood of Jesus.
Have you received forgiveness for your sins?
If not simply pray like this:
“Lord I am a sinner. I know you are God’s only begotten son, who lived a sinless life, died on the cross for my sins and rose again on the third day and you are now sitting on your throne in heaven at the right hand of God. I ask for your forgiveness. Please cleanse me and purify me by your blood. Amen”
Turn away from sin, find a body of believers who teach the bible is the inspired word of God, that salvation comes through the blood of Jesus and salvation is in no other name. It is not by works but by faith that we are saved. Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean life will become a bed of roses or that trials and tribulations will not come. It means that when they come God is there to hold your hand and stand with you through it all. Baptism is a public declaration, confirming what God has done inside your heart.
When you feel that life isn’t fair just remember that life is like a box of cookies, broken and shattered but nourishment for those willing to pick up the pieces and share. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
With what’s going on around us the impeachment, COVID-19 virus, political antics, hateful rhetoric and acts of violence to a level we’ve never seen in our nation before, where is YOUR focus? I don’t ask it lightly either. It seems that we’re climbing the 2020 ladder where every wrung is a distraction.
It’s so easy to get caught up in all the hoopla and forget what’s important. What will directing your anger against anyone gain you? Will you feel better? So will standing in front of a mirror while patting yourself on the back and saying “Good boy” or “Good girl” or even a “Good for you” and “You’re awesome”, but does it change anything? What about the health implications? Will it lower your BP or your A1C (whatever that is) or cause you to have a normal rhythm or steady heart beat?
Does yelling at the television do anything to those on the other end? Does calling someone on TV a jerk make them feel more or less a jerk? What about those around you at work or home, who do they see as the real jerk?
Yes we’ve had lots of distractions over the year 2020 and we’re only just now nearing mid-month in November with Thanksgiving right around the corner where we give thanks to God for our many blessings and for COVID where we’ll be celebrating alone…….(10 people or less and no more than 2 households allowed). Gobble, Gobble!
December is a time for celebrating the birth of baby Jesus where our humble abodes will resemble the meager stable where neither kings, shepherds and family members will be sorely missed. Life is tough, but even tougher without God.
Again I ask where is your FOCUS – is it on the Almighty God from whom all blessings flow? Or on two geriatric political entities that are hear today and gone tomorrow, ashes to ashes and dust to dust (that sort of stuff)? If life in 2020 was a game of golf I’d be the first to call for a “do over” and call it 2020 version 2 and ban rioting, violence and really bad language. I’d invoke the words of the infamous Rodney King – “Can’t we all just get along?” – I am the Real Truckmaster!
I began writing this blog replying to my buddy R*** who is neither Republican nor Democrat but thinks Trump is the wrong man in the White House. Like many others today he wrongly thinks Joe Biden is now the president-elect. I redacted his name for his privacy but feel free to insert your name in its place as if I’m talking to you (I am).
Here we are once again, only you have gone far enough and I shouldn’t be surprised – but I am. You had your say and decided to delve into what can only be described as a full-fledged attack. So here’s my response (that’s what you want right)?
In preparation for the upcoming election every state activated volunteer poll watchers and vote counting monitors to insure everything was above the board – So far so good. Polling places are supposed to be neutral places where voters vote without fear of intimidation or interference. So are ballot counting sites and for the most part that impartiality has been maintained until 2020.
(I have to believe that 2016 may have had this problem too, but I haven’t read any reports confirming or denying it happened then as well.)
In Democratic states, at both voting and counting locations Republican volunteers (certified by their party as watchers) were removed without explanation or cause. Republican volunteers were kept outside and away from ballot counting areas and windows were blocked preventing them from observing the handling of ballots. Observers witnessed after 2AM carloads of more than 200,000 “lost” ballots for Biden brought in boxes and suitcases to counting facilities. In one case several hundred military absentee ballots for Trump were found in trash receptacles. I have seen some of the pictures taken inside those locations show bias toward Biden/Harris with Democratic employees openly wearing party logo. Video shows employees obviously tampering with ballots. I have read statements from a postal employee who said supervisors instructed ballots received after November 3rd were to be separated from regular mail and set aside to be hand stamped for November 3rd, then processed as voting mail. Then reports of ballot processing machine errors where Trump ballots were recorded as Biden ballots (how many I have no clue), but the fact that it even happened is suspect.
The DOJ sent armed federal agents into ballot counting facilities to investigate many of these charges. Because it is now an ongoing investigation we should not hear anything until it has been concluded.
Also the Trump campaign’s legal team has filed multiple legal challenges involving each Democratic state where irregularities have been reported.
There is a simple way to resolve these issues and that is to follow state election guidelines that may be similar to these:
Every ballot absentee, mail in or in person has an identifying control number and a corresponding voter’s name and address information and it should have a date that it was printed and a date it was sent out.
Once it is filled out by the voter, it is returned to a designated drop off location, placed in the mail on or before each state’s required mailing or drop off date or taken to the precinct polling place on November 3rd.
Once it is received it is stored until the date allowed
Once it has been received it is verified using registered voter data and securely stored to wait on the date the state begins counting ballots.
Rejected ballots are separated and securely stored waiting to be verified.
Precinct tallies are forwarded to state election officials and recorded.
Election/Voter fraud is a felony and violators should be criminally prosecuted.
I told you that it’s not over. You seem to think Trump is calling the shots and all Trump supporters take our marching orders on que from him. That’s absurd. All it takes is common sense and NOT listening to fake news being piped across America and around the world.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are not president/vice president-elect’s.
They are simply figureheads for rogue Democratic Party operatives/enablers who have attempted the largest election/voter fraud in American history and the media is complacent.
I thought former law enforcement professionals and ordinary citizens would be able to see what has been happening, but I was wrong. So now must I assume you are either part of the solution or part of the problem?
There are investigations and/or subsequent recounts that must be completed. No amount of posturing, lying or cheating will change that, neither Obama, Clinton nor main stream media can call “game over” until after the popular vote that choses electors for each state, who then vote at the Electoral College in December to choose the president.
Now for you to ignore the evidence of election fraud and voter fraud that has been seen and reported to the DOJ, and ignore the court filings of Trump campaign’s legal team is like turning a blind eye to someone robbing a bank, because it’s not your bank or as Antifa and BLM rioters think “you’re insured” and that gives them the right to steal. America loses when good men and women do nothing. Like it or not this is your bank too!
Remember we’re all in this together and it’s called America and the last time I checked Trump is still president and Biden is still a criminal who according to the FBI has been under investigation for money laundering for over a year now and for all of you who think the “Good Guy Won” and Trump lost – think again. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
People laugh when I tell them that God sent a warrior in answer to the prayers of his people. I’m sure when God chose an old man named Noah they did the same, until it started to rain.
What about Abraham when God said his seed would be too numerous to count and Sarah laughed.
Don’t forget Joseph and his coat of many colors. Jealousy is a powerful thing. His brothers threw him in a pit and argued about killing him, but God sent a caravan.
We must not forget Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego who refused to bow to the king and were thrown into the fiery furnace.
The boy David faced the giant Goliath armed with only a slingshot and a single stone.
After the tower of Babel fiasco where men were building a tower into the heavens was it not God who confused their language causing them to scatter to the four winds, populating to the far ends of the earth?
Remember Mary, the virgin girl chosen by God to bring forth a son, God’s only begotten son. Mary could have said, why me Lord? Instead she said, Lord let your will be done.
At the birth of Jesus it wasn’t in some fancy hotel or palace, but in a stable where shepherds and kings came to worship him. As he grew up, an ordinary boy, into a man, a man of God – God-Man. Jesus came to save the world from sin and for that he had to suffer and die.
These and many others stories are recorded in scripture telling of God using ordinary men and women to accomplish his purpose, in spite of what anyone thought or said. In every case when their name was called they answered, “Yes Lord, your servant listens”.
Throughout recorded time God has used the ordinary to confound the arrogant and confuse the wise so that HIS strength would be known.
So what about history not found in the scriptures? Did it not happen because it was not recorded by New Testament writers?
What started with a yearning deep in the hearts of men and women who dropped everything for the opportunity for a new start in a place they called the New World. They came seeking refuge from a abusive governments to a place where they could worship God as they chose, without strings or reservations.
Life was not easy in this new world, but with God all things are possible. Settling this new country was driven by ideals and principles firmly rooted in biblical theology and a firm belief that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The struggles and hardships many and at times the costs were tremendous yet they never wavered. They never lost their vision of what could be. Over time there were wars, battles and divisions of families and country, much like we see today.
Leaders are appointed by God to serve his purpose. There have been many with an ambition to serve, but few are called to the highest office of the land.
Each of us could have been born at any time or in any place in history yet God chose to place us here and now for such a time as this. It is with that same certainty that I believe God called and placed Donald Trump into the office of the presidency to stop the evil that has threatened to overcome this nation.
We can see how God chooses that which man casts aside. But within every man and woman God plants the seeds of capability. It is up to us to nurture those seeds until we have reached what we are capable of. Quite often God must pull someone out of their comfort zone and thrust them into something completely foreign to them. Yet God knows it is what they are capable of as he has prepared the way before them.
We watch unprecedented voter turnout in every state across the nation and the stakes are extremely high. 2020 began with the COVID-19 virus reaching every corner of the globe and into the very fabric of America as politicians conducted an impeachment of the president because they could as he attempted to determine the course of action for fighting the virus. Everything became COVID-19 centered and related as the nation went into full campaign mode.
American’s love the challenges of a fair election where one side wins and the other side loses gracefully and life goes on. Quite often politics is anything but fair and as of this writing the uncertainty of the 2020 election has revealed the most devious side of American politics as election irregularities have become abundantly clear. We have seen voter intimidation over the airwaves and on the internet’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and others). We have watched as fake poll numbers slanted to one side over the other, revealing nothing fair or balanced.
We watch as voter turnout shattered in record numbers and it would seem that the entire nation had turned red leading up to Election Day. As November 3rd dawned America began in person voting and lines formed in cities and towns all across the nation. Then as the voting deadline of 8PM passed we began to see something ominous as voting numbers seemed to switch at an alarming rate.
The cities and states that had been red in the weeks leading up to the election had suddenly become blue, with reports coming in of “lost” blue ballots being brought into ballot counting centers in boxes and suitcases in the hours after midnight. There were poll watchers whose jobs were to verify the counting being removed without explanation or reason. Ballot counters were seen wearing political biased blue attire, changing and/or discarding red ballots. There were reports of discarded mail in military red ballots being pulled from wastebaskets and dumpsters. There were reports of firsthand accounts of USPS supervisors issuing “hand stamp – November 3rd” orders to personnel receiving and sorting voting mail from regular mail in certain postal facilities and court ordered extensions of ballot counting that circumvented state legislatures changing current election laws. These irregularities in voting protocol and procedures are in fact interference of the 2020 election clear federal violations.
An order from the bench of the Supreme Court required Pennsylvania to separate all ballots received after November 3rd for separate counting and secure storage, due to reported irregularities. Additionally similar orders could come for a number of other states where these same types of irregularities have occurred and could conceivably delay the official announcement of the winner in this strongly contested presidential election.
Once the final count has been officially tabulated it will be time for us to get back to work and live our lives as God intended. – I am the Real Truckmaster!