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Why we should pay homage to sorrow

This post is for those who have thought long and hard about life, this world's mysteries and his or her's place in it in regards to them.  To them let me simply say you will not find a more consicuous or outlandish law to consider than that of sorrow and its productiveness.

It is a life of joy and happiness for which we all search but fact be told joy is life's ne'er do well.  Don't tell me tell yourselves -- after you have partied, drank, sang, and danced a night, a day, a weekend away what do you have left besides less money and more than likely a headache and mocking hollow echoes about a hard to rememer few  moments of ones life?

Now on the other hand let's take a look at what sorrow's baggage is.  Mankinds greatest achievements have come from mankinds greatest pain.  It is the sweat on the brow of a farmer in his field, a mechanic repairing an engine, a fireman fighting a fire, a policeman enforcing the law, a mother giving birth, a poet's soothing verse and yes, soldier's dying in battle which having given birth to man's greatest achievements.

Tell me, you have all been to at least one, what great value did you ever bring home from a picnic?  What great scientific discovery can be attributed to a round of golf?  Have you ever for one moment given thougt to teaching your children that all the benefits to mankind that can be attributed to a quick bedding in a motel or cars backseat, or to binge drinking, or partying ones life away or all the sports, good or bad, in this world, or from all of ones laughter contrived or otherwise, would do no more than fill the corner of one's eye to a far lesser extent than a grain of sand.

Have you ever stopped to think that all man has accomplished on this good earth stems from his wounds, his brusises, his sorrows, and that from man's sorrows, not his joys, have come healing.  Greatness does not rise from a romp in bed with a Prom Queen.  Greatness is the byproduct of suffering.  Grace rises from anguish, not a drunken toast or brawl. 

Man's cruelty is seperated only by inches from man's pleasure.  And most of all beware that beneath the false facades we present to the world lurks patiently waiting for an excuse to reveal its horrid self to the world our heartless sensualistness.  Beware those who make their sensulistness their god for they are the ones who find joy in their grossness.

By all means be happy when you can, but remember, don't vacillate when confronted with pain or sacrifice for only withing these sorrows can be found the mysterious treasures of ones soul.  To suffer is to live.  To experience disappointment, disilllusionment, failure, humiliation, betrayal, bereavement, loneliness, out of such sorrows come man's enobling qualities which endear us to God.

Joy is good, seek it by all means in its noblest, not shallowest, sense.  But sorrow, which none of us truly seek but destiny brings to our lives is the better law of life so we shouldn't shun it.  While Joy may momentarily fertilize our lives; it is only from sorrow our nobleness grows.   SYOTB 


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Let me talk a bit about Principles

Before I get started let me mention here that there will be times, like this past week, when business and medical reasons will interfer with my posting daily or maybe even for several days at a time but like the proverbial bad penny rest assured I will turn up again.

Hold on  a minute while I pour myself a brandy to enjoy while working on this post.   There.

Now why at this time would I want to talk about principles?  Simple, because I believe the subject to be relevant to what is going on not only in this country but the world at this time.  We have an election only a few months away; we have Democrat's and, yes, some Republican's too, in Congress who seem to be having a problem with our coming together as one people of common purpose united behind our President in the war on terrorism.  Why?  Well my guess is because they see division as a tool to either regain the Alpha Political position and/or as a tool to achieve either personal gain or power for themselves.  Such are selfish motives which are opposed to the principle of acting in the best interest of the majority and/or nation.

There are certain axioms present in our minds which we should allow guide our lives: one is honesty is the best policy; another, courage is power; practice makes perfect; and truth eventually wills out, to site but a few more.

The first order ot things we each should be concerned with is defining just what our principles are as individuals, the second order of things for us should be to believe in the principles we tell others guide our lives, and finally we should make a great effort to allow our pronounced principles to guide our actions.

Fools believe in principles when they see it is advantageous to them to do so.   A reasonable man believes in a principle when he can neither see or touch it because he is aware the power of his faith in his principles will work for him even in the dark of night.

Real men believe in and practice honesty even when it is evident to them that to lie and cheat would be profitable because their principles make them aware that good will overcome evil even in the face of false remedies or cruel punishments. 

Men of principle steer straight courses in life while shrewd men, men of expediency, are coasters in life who wander aimlessly about looking to trick, fool, or dodge life's tribulations.  Such men are life's runners.

Those whose lives are founded upon principles will find their lives grow richer and stronger for having them.  When is the last time you took stock of your principles?  Are you living your life by your stated principles or ignoring them in favor of whatever benefits you the most at the moment?  Have you ever thought that your happiness and usefulness grow out of your principle beliefs and practices?

Are you one who always looks for and takes the exception to a principle?  Has your road in life been straight or is it filled with a steady stream of deviations?  Do you answer "It all depends," or do you let your judgement founded upon your principles decide what you will do in each circumstance?

By this I mean do you believe your little mind is clearer thinking than the omniscient mind?  To put this in as simple a term as possible: DO YOU DO THAT WHICH IS EXPEDIENT OR THAT WHICH IS RIGHT?

You do realize that men without principles are life's wind driven chaff?

Now let me throw in here a matter of Principle for all of us to consider because it is relevant to today's trying times. 

What follows are the thoughts of an American who has lived in Saudi Arabia for 20 years when he was asked by another "Can a Muslim become a good American citizen?"

His reply:  "Theologically - no.  Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia.

"Religiously - no.  Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam (Koran, 2:256).

"Scripturally - no.  Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quarn (Koran).

"Geographically - no.  Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

"Socially - no.  Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

"Politically - no.  Because he must submit to mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and Destruction of America, the great Satan.

"Domestically - no.  Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).

"Intellectually - no.  Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

"Philosophically - no.  Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression.  Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist.  Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

"Spiritually - no.  Because when we declare, "one nation under God," the Christian/Judeo God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER refered to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99 excellent names."

Now those are all explanations of the principles Muslims not only believe but live their lives by. 

Australia has the right idea, they let the Muslim community there know that if they can't acknowledge Australia's laws and way of life as being theirs then it's "Katy unbar the door and out they go.  And if their mullah's preach otherwise than they get the boot, also."

Now, I ask, as an American, what are your principles?  SYOTB



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More concerning second sexers

Guys, it is time to rear up on hind legs and set things straight once and for all.  Although They all believe Themselves to be great in charge types let me assure you They are not.  They only have a better media propagander machine going for Them than we beloved first sexers have.

They are always tooting Their horn about what great This's and That's they are.  And when it comes to horn tootin' let a guy, any guy, just emit a small toot even when two rooms away from his Pretty and you can bet your bippie that within micro seconds It will appear miraculously out of thin air with a gallon spray bottle of lavender Air Wick which It will empty before departing amid some such sediment as "I am not going to have to put up with this all day, AM I?"

They all have an endless store of gallon sized Air Wick Spray Bottles hidden somewhere.  My thoughts on this are I believe it to be a mother/daughter thing where as part of It's Dowery from your beloved mother in law upon your enslavemenn...ahhhh...belay that...I meant to say your nuptials, was a life time supply of gallon sized Air Wick bottles.

Now, on the other hand, you may be sitting three feet from your beloved It when It cuts loose a giantic never ending BRRRAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCC

CCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! which causes the paint on the ceiling to begin blistering and the wall paper to peel and the room to smell like a rancid sulpher pit...if It thinks you are even thinking of saying something or getting an industrial fan or opening a window...you are dead meat because It is going to hold you to our first sexers code of gentlemennes which requies non acknowledgement the It, like the rest of us, has a problem controling gas leaks.

Cheese its, Miagra, and Josephine, guys, they fart just as much as we do, even more, and even though one of their farts may make their mascarra run and ear wax melt and turn their hair a bluish green while bringing tears to anyone within a two block radius eyes, It will still expect you to not double over and roll around on the floor holding your belly while enjoying the guffaw of your life.  As I said, if you do you are dead meat and it will proably be 2025 before It even begins considering coupling with you again.

Want to add another 15 years to that...short sheet one of Them and you will find out exactly how little Their collective senses of humor is.

Oh crap!  That's the howl of my beloved crone...as this is a long weekend I'm heading for my secret place, Stoutheart has already rushed from the room to make sure the coast is clear.   SYOTB

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