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Updated 12 March 2017

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Just Some Thoughts...

Note: Extended illness responsible for slow-updating. Hope to be better soon. Check blogs in left column for more. In the meantime, check out this new volume of poems, just published:


GOMORRAH & Other Poems

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Clark's Corner -

March to Nowhere

On the day after Inauguration Day in January, the women (or at least huge numbers of them) observed a “ladies day out,” along with marches, protests, the usual.  It was, of course, the first anti-Trump rally to be held and featured the “biggies” among the distaff celebrities, some of them movie stars who managed to work their ways through some vulgar, shallow stuff, showing that they could be as tough and foul-mouthed as the evil white men who had oppressed them for so long.

On 08 March, another “ladies day out” was observed on International Women’s Day, or something like that, making the point that females are a protected species now, are fed up, mad as hell, and won’t take it anymore.  More marches and speeches!  The underlying reason for the events is the fear that the right to abortion-on-demand might be endangered by the republicans, who hold the reins of government now federally and on most state levels.  This is this space’s blog concerning the January 21 debacle, which could be the basis for both “ladies day out:”  

March to Nowhere

Ladies' Day Out, Bigtime

The big news of the weekend, besides the inauguration, was the women’s march on Washington on Saturday, the 21st.  There were similar marches throughout the country and reportedly throughout the world, according to media, although that’s a bit of a stretch.  The U.S. march was led by some foul-mouthed female entertainers, who have been anything but oppressed as they’ve basked in their millions, some mostly just by being naughty and nude. Actress Ashley Judd performed hysterically.  

I surfed to it for maybe a total of ten minutes or less and caught Gloria Steinmen, the arch-feminist, do her screech.  Some ladies of the Congress participated, no doubt to show how they’ve been mistreated by the voters by landing them in Congress, where, despite their participation in this silly “girls day out,” will still be treated as serious.  

I suspect the verbiage was all about equal pay, equal rights…the usual stuff about the glass ceiling, but the only issue that mattered had to do with abortion.  The girls are desperately afraid that the right of abortion-on-demand will slip away somehow even though it’s that proverbial “settled law.”  The irony is sorta cruel, protesting to save the “right” that allows for the murder of vulnerable infants before they’re born.

In some nations women have a legitimate reason for protesting (any Muslim country, for instance), but not in the U.S., where there are 27 female CEOs listed in the S&P 500 companies. That's only 5.4% of the total but it represents the fact that women can compete successfully with the evil men, who besides not denying women the opportunity simply are more successful at working all the angles for the big-money jobs.

The CEO of General Motors is a woman, Mary Barra. Unsuccessful presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was CEO of massive Hewlett-Packard and even joined male CEOs in being fired, with a great golden parachute ($40 million), but the protesting gals' goals are that these positions should be handed to women just because they're women.

Before leaving office, Obama made sure women are eligible now for combat roles in the military, even allowing that they should become Navy SEALS. People with common sense know this is nutty, something not earned but awarded anyway, thus endangering the actual SEALs, who must perform at physical and emotional levels far beyond those of women but whose main concern would be protecting women-colleagues instead of accomplishing their missions, which are designed to break things and kill or rescue people.  

In the U.S., women are gradually taking over the court systems, enrolling in colleges and universities in numbers greater than men, and achieving parity in enrollments in both medical and law schools. They are anything but deprived in the matter of heading for the big-green.

So...the issue of the protest, besides ginning up support for Hillary's next foray into politics after not shattering the prized presidential glass-ceiling, is abortion, pure and simple. They call it privacy rights and the SCOTUS adhered to that privacy, whether or not in the Constitution, in Roe/Wade in 1973.

According to U.S. Data & Trends, there have been 58,586,256 U.S. abortions since 1973. Over the 40+ years since then, the earlier murdered fetuses would have had children and grandchildren, so the actual effect on population could be close to minus-75,000,000...but who knows? Murdered fetuses create no birth records.

The whole nine yards resulted from the election of Trump, and the ladies, as well as the mainstream and mostly discredited media, have as a main goal somehow squeezing Trump out of office but lacking the power of impeachment, much less charging criminal activity. The ladies have latched on parasitically to other victim-movements such as “black lives matter” to prove their point even though they form more than half the populace but consider themselves a protected minority, which automatically admits to denigrating themselves, the most poignant observation concerning the grand march to nowhere.

And so it goes.
Jim Clark

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A Hymn of Justice:

O God of Right (pdf).

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Thoughts for the Day:

Pearl Harbor
[day of infamy]

Must mortal mind just be resigned
To wickedness that awful day,
The day of infamy designed
To make a killing field relay
The message to a peaceful land
Of subjugation…understand?

Without a warning – evil plan –
A rain of death from clear blue sky,
With tons of bombs to kill each man
Or cripple any strong reply
From either him or any force,
Imply surrender…sole recourse.

To be resigned…or understand…
That any nation may descend
Upon another, take its land,
Enslave its people…freedom end,
Establish bloodshed as the norm
For world relations to re-form?

To be resigned…or understand…
The answer – neither! – on that day.
Bloodthirsty swarms sought upper hand,
The peaceful ones below screamed – Nay! –
Not be resigned…not to accept,
Instead, they formed their own concept.

Pearl Harbor…bloody killing field!
Three thousand dead, more thousands bled.
What…four years later…did it yield –
A shattered world still dripping red,
A broken world with mourning rife
And, sadly, not an end to strife?

Must mortal mind then be resigned
To evil such as on that day?
No…just as evil ones designed
That bloodshed…others do today.
There is a way to understand
The right concept…protect one's land.

The monuments on land and sea
Proclaim that freedom will obtain
When nations counter infamy,
No matter cost…no matter pain.
Pearl Harbor rose from infamy
To now abide, both strong and free.

The evil ones in killing field
Awoke a peaceful sleeping giant,
Convinced its people…never yield,
But hate all evil...be defiant.
So none there died in infamy…
Oh no…they bled to victory.

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From A Layman's THEOLOGY:Taking the course of least resistance is a normal attribute of man. Thus, rather than assume responsibility for some, if not most, of the weightier matters, man is likely to ascribe to God as "acts of providence" all things that happen, especially the ones that are unpleasant. In this, he is correct on only one premise, to wit, that nothing bad or good would happen if there had not been a creation, in the first place. In John 1:2-3, God indicates that He certainly is responsible for the entire creation, since He made it all. This means that God holds Himself responsible for every bad thing that happens - wars, pestilences, earthquakes...even drunken drivers. This also explains why God holds Himself responsible for the sins of mankind. … God is the ruler of all creation, Satan is the ruler of earth, though susceptible at any time to God’s mandates, and man is given the right to follow either entity as he sees fit.

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AVENGED & Other Poems

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For the sake of a bit of nostalgia, important during the current pervasive malaise that is a mark of postmodern politics and the greed of a couple of generations, as well as a bit of humor, why not take a look at a couple of books that remark in a light way some of the events, especially connected to the Democrat party, that took place 2004-2010. They're described in the left column, DEMOCRATS & Other Suspects 2004-08 and Democrat World 2008-10, a sort of recession account treated humorously. John Kerry thought he had a lock on the presidency in 2004, when the Ohio returns shot him down, and Barack Hussein Obama saw his Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare, among other appellations—enacted into law, with new costly features of the act becoming known as the days go by, as Speaker Pelosi promised, with the employer mandate already years behind in its implementation by...yep...executive order, so what else is new? It’s all in good fun and represents for one thing that politicians, like all others, have feet made of clay and brains that are sometimes on vacation, if not altogether removed from the planet, the case for some of them.

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Remember Iwo Jima

[January/February 1945 - WWII]

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