Who do I envy ?

I sat down today to check the traffic on my blog at WORDPRESS.COM They must have a computer SNAFU. WORDPRESS.COM has a unsolicited “pop up” that will not let me write ANYTHING unless I answer their question, which is:

“Who Do I Envy ?”. So , here it is.

Very Strange Indeed ! Nothing like this has ever happened before. So I thought about it for a long time…. I do not envy “money and toys”. I already have more than I ever dreamed. I have a wonderful wife, a wonderful daughter and granddaughter and other family and friends. I have a new life and I am alive.

I do envy everyone in our world that is oblivious to all the pain and suffering that we inflict upon each other in our world. I envy people that are capable of seperating themselves from all the pain and suffering that we all witness in this world. I do not know how to achieve that goal. I have tried and failed and I suspect that most of us have failed that test. I respect the goal of Buddhism to achieve “Oblivion” but I do not have a road map to that address. I suppose that I only envy the men and women that have led their lives serving others in so many ways and have passed away surrounded by friends and family and loved ones with smiles on their faces and a clear conscience. I do envy the innocense of children. ( Our gifts to the future ). We all have baggage. When I catch the train , I hope and pray that I will be allowed leave my baggage behind.

marc

My friend, the Redneck Rabbi !

#1   I KNOW ALL ABOUT RABBI AKIVA  !   HIS FULL NAME IS RABBI  AKIVA SHTISEL ! ON NETFLIX !

HE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS ON  “SHTISEL “.  I AM  LEARNING HEBREW BY WATCHING THAT SHOW.   I THINK I AM LEARNING MORE ABOUT HUMAN DEPRESSION BY WATCHING THAT SHOW !   GOOD GRIEF !  I THINK THE SHOW “SHTISEL” IS ENOUGH TO PUT YOU INTO A DEPRESSION IF SOMEONE IS NOT ALREADY THERE !  SOME OF THOSE EPISODES MUST HAVE MOTIVATED PEOPLE IN ISRAEL TO JUMP OFF THEIR BALCONIES !!!

OY GEVVAULT !  OY VEY ES MIR !!  IT IS LIKE WATCHING A TRAIN WRECK IN SLOW MOTION ! !   BUT I CAN’T STOP WATCHING IT !  

YOU HAVE BIG COJONES TO SEND ME A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR.

YOU ASSUME I AM AN IDIOT AMERICAN..;..AND I ADMIT I AM AN IDIOT BUT I THINK THE ONLY THING THAT HAS A CHANCE TO UNITE OUR WORLD IS FOR ALL OF US TO JUST ADMIT THAT WE ARE ALL A BUNCH OF IDIOTS !   I HAVE NO DESIRE TO DEBATE THE  TRAGEDY OF THE USA and the CSA- CIVIL WAR WITH YOU.  I HAVE SPENT TOO MUCH TIME STUDYING THAT TERRIBLE CALAMITY !   OR.. WAS IT THE WILL OF OUR CREATOR TO PUNISH OURSELVES ?   THE SOUTH FOR THE LASH AND THE NORTH FOR THEIR COMPLACENCY.  I BLOGGED ABOUT THIS BUT YOU DON’T READ MY BLOG ANYWAY. SO FORGET THAT !

BY THE WAY….. I NEVER RODE A  BULL..  I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO SHOOT THE BULL ON OCCASIONS .  BULL RIDERS ARE CRAZIER THAN KAMIKAZE PILOTS !

KAMIKAZE PILOTS KNOW THEY WILL RIDE OFF INTO THE RISING SUN BUT A BULL WILL BACK UP AND STOMP ON YOU IF YOU FALL OFF !  YOU LIVED IN TEXAS AS I RECALL REBBE MOSHE ?

DID YOU WEAR A BIG COWBOY HAT TO COVER YOUR  YARMULKE IN TEXAS ? 

WHENEVER I GET YOUR DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE SCRIPTURES AND I TRY TO ABSORB YOUR THOUGHTS. I ADMIT TO GETTING A LITTLE “LOST”.  I AM A SIMPLE GUY.

I HAVE MORE DAYS BEHIND ME THAN I HAVE IN FRONT OF ME.  I DON’T KNOW IF WE WILL EVER MEET BUT IF WE DO, IT SHOULD PROVE TO BE VERY INTERESTING.

I HAVE KNOWN MANY REDNECKS IN MY LIFE. BUT YOU ARE MY FIRST REDNECK JEW RABBI FRIEND. I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER IF YOU ARE THE “ONLY” REDNECK RABBI IN EXISTENCE ?

PLEASE SAY HELLO FROM ME TO RABBI AKIVA SHTISEL WHEN YOU SEE HIM !

Marc David

P.S. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON TO WATCH ? MY FAVORITE IS :

“ENIGMA EARTH”. IT IS A NEW GENRE !

“A UPLIFTING AND DEPRESSING TRAJIC COMEDY”

Still your friend, like it or not !

INTO THE MYSTIC

The following is a recap of a conversation with a Rabbi friend in Beersheva, ISRAEL

MOSHE !

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES TO MY QUESTIONS.  YOU MAY WANT TO PRINT A COPY OF YOUR EMAIL TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH MY RESPONSES.

I NEEDED A  FEW DAYS TO THINK ABOUT YOUR STATEMENTS.

1) I AGREE THAT “PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE” . THAT IS ASURVIVAL INSTINCT. NOW  MUCH OF OUR WORLD IS LIVING A DAY AT A TIME AND HAND TO MOUTH ! WE ALL ARE ENDURING PERSONAL  AND GLOBAL INSECURITY.

2) YOUR STATEMENT THAT,  ” GOYIM  and their bullshit Biblical prophecy…nonsense! “

    THIS STATEMENT OF YOURS LEAVES ME WITH 2 OPTIONS TO CONSIDER.   OPTION # 1-  YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN ANY BIBLICAL PROPHECY or ANY MYSTICISM AT ALL.  THE ONLY OTHER OPTION IS THAT YOU CHERRY-PICK MYSTICAL/SPIRITUAL HISTORY.   

MY QUESTION TO YOU IS: DO YOU BELIEVE THE STORY OF PASSOVER OR IS IT ALSO BULLSHIT ??  I SEEM TO REMEMBER A LITTLE OF THE STORY ABOUT MOSES AND AARON AND THE ANGEL OF DEATH AND MOSES CASTING HIS STAFF TO THE GROUND AND THE STAFF BEING TURNED INTO A VIPER and the PHARAOHS’  MYSTICS CAST THEIR  STAFFS AND THE VIPER OF MOSES CONSUMED THE PHARAOH’S VIPERS.

WAS THIS JUST A EMBELLISHED FAIRY TALE,  A EUPHEMISM OR A LIE ?   WAS IT THE HAND OF G-D ?   OR IS IT JUST MORE  “BULLSHIT” TO YOU ?  DO YOU BELIEVE THE ENTIRE STORY OF PASSOVER AND THE MYSTICAL EVENTS OF PASSOVER ? ARE THOSE EVENTS TRUE?  OR JUST MORE BULLSHIT ?

    I ONCE READ A STATEMENT,  AND I CAN NOT QUOTE IT PERFECTLY BUT I KNOW IT IS IN THE SCRIPTURES.  IT IS,   ” BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT BELIEVE BUT HAVE NOT SEEN “.

THERE ARE ALWAYS INTERPRETATIONS THAT ENDEAVOR TO  DISCREDIT  SCRIPTURAL ACCOUNTS.   

FOR EXAMPLE :  I HAVE HEARD AN INTERPRETATION REGARDING THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA.

THE ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT THE STORY WAS BY A SCIENTIST THAT STATED  THAT IT WAS “PROBABLY” 2 CELESTIAL OBJECTS PASSING NEAR THE EARTH.  THE MASS OF THE OBJECTS AND THEIR GRAVITATIONAL PULL  PARTED / PULLED THE WATERS FROM BOTH SIDES.  SO AGAIN I ASK YOU,  IS THIS MORE BULLSHIT ? NOT TO ME MOSHE ! AND I AM GOYIM ! TO ME IT IS OBVIOUS THE TWO OBJECTS THAT AFFECTED THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL WERE THE HANDS OF OUR CREATOR.

HOW CAN THAT NOT BE OBVIOUS ?

   REGARDING THE 13 YEAR OLD GRETA – “BULLSHIT” AS YOU CHOOSE TO CALL HER ATTEMPTS TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR WORLD… IS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE   OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE FOR EVERYONE AND OUR CHILDRENS, CHILDRENS, CHILDREN ?

I SAY,  MAY GOD BLESS HER !  IF EVERY PERSON ON OUR PLANET COULD MAKE A SMALL POSITIVE IMPACT,  MOST ALL THE BULLSHIT “AS YOU PUT IT”  COULD MYSTICALLY DISAPPEAR. Through hard work !

IT IS YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE HER THAT CAN INSPIRE OUR WORLD !

YOUR NEXT QUESTION, YOUR QUOTE RABBI…  ” WORLD PEACE ??….LIKE I WAKE UP SOME MORNING AND I TRUST ALL THE PEOPLE ON PLANET EARTH ?  

MY ANSWER :    I DON’T KNOW !   THAT IS ABOVE MY PAYGRADE !!  HOWEVER,  MAYBE IF WE HAVE A CATACLYSMIC EVENT THAT THREATENS TO  WIPE OUT  A LARGE PORTION OF OUR WORLD’S POPULATION……

                                                             I GUARANTEE  WE WILL HAVE  MILLIONS OF PEOPLE PRAYING THAT GAVE UP PRAYING A LONG TIME AGO !!

REGARDING YOUR STATEMENT REGARDING OUR WORLD, “GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET”  By the way, that expression is very English/American !  IF WE ALL ARE GOING TO HELL,  I AM CONFIDENT THAT IT WILL NOT BE IN A  ” HANDBASKET” !!   I IMAGINE  NOTHING LESS THAN A NUCLEAR DUMPSTER FIRE.

Marc David Baker   

By the way Rabbi Kerr IN BEERSHEVA, ISRAEL…… SHALOM !

  I am putting our communication on the internet.

“Running on Empty !” / or Three degrees of separation.

I NEED TO PUT THIS STORY OUT ON THE WEB BECAUSE IT KEEPS APPEARING IN MY DREAMS AND I NEED TO GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD. MAYBE IF I TELL THE STORY, IT WILL LEAVE ME IN PEACE. IT IS A STORY FROM 50 + YEARS AGO………AND LAST NIGHT AGAIN IN MY DREAMS. I WAS A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LIVED IN ANAHEIM CALIFORNIA IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD. DOWN THE STREET LIVED A GROUP OF YOUNG GUYS AND GALS THAT WERE ALSO LIVING IN A UPSCALE TRACT HOME VERY SIMILAR TO THE HOUSE I LIVED IN.

I WAS CURIOUS AND INTERESTED AND FINALLY HAD A CHANCE TO MEET THEM. I WAS ALREADY SMOKING WEED AND EXPERIMENTING. ALMOST EVERYBODY THAT LIVED THERE WERE MUSICIANS AND/ OR SURFERS. I JUST SHOWED UP AT THEIR DOOR ONE DAY AND ASKED IF THEY WANTED TO SMOKE SOME WEED. I WAS 16 YEARS OLD. THEY TALKED IT OVER AND INVITED ME IN AND WE SMOKED A JOINT. THEN WE TALKED AND I GUESS I PASSED THE TEST BECAUSE THEN THEY ASKED ME IF I HAD EVER SMOKED HASHISH ? I ANSWERED NO. THEY SAID GOOD AND THEY PULLED OUT SOME BLACK PRIMO HASHISH AND PROCEED TO ENTERTAIN THEMSELVES BY GETTING ME REALLY STONED. IT WORKED. SHORTLY THEREAFTER I WAS LAYING ON THEIR FLOOR ON MY BACK AND STARING AT THE CEILING AND LAUGHING LIKE A HYENA. THEN THEY WERE LAUGHING AND ASKED IF I WAS HUNGRY ? ANSWER YES ! WE ALL HAD A MEAL TOGETHER. I ATE LIKE A BIG HORSE. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIP. I LIKED EVERYBODY THERE AND I WAS ALWAYS WELCOME IN THEIR HOME. PEOPLE LIKE TO LAUGH AND I LIKE TO TELL JOKES AND I NEVER MINDED BEING THE BRUNT OF THEIR JOKES. THEY WERE ALL VERY KIND. EVERYBODY LIKED TO GET HIGH AND A COUPLE OF THE GUYS WERE INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS. THEY TAUGHT ME SOME LICKS ON MY CHEAP GUITAR.

WHEN MY MOTHER PASSED IN A AUTO ACCIDENT, I WAS HAVING SOME DIFFICULTY WITH THE REALITY OF IT. I WENT TO SEE JERRY. HIS NAME WAS JERRY SETTLE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS STEPHANIE DETERDING. I LOVED THEM BOTH AND I LOVED THE ENTIRE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT LIVED THERE AND VISITED THEIR HOUSE. JERRY WAS JERRY SETTLE AND HE GAVE ME MY FIRST SURFBOARD. HE WAS A GREAT SURFER. I WAS A NOVICE. THERE WAS SOME LSD GOING AROUND THAT WAS CALLED ORANGE SUNSHINE. I HAD NEVER TAKEN LSD BEFORE BUT PEOPLE ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT IF I EVER DID TAKE LSD, TO TAKE IT WITH SOMEBODY EXPERIENCED THAT I TRUST. I PURCHASED SOME ORANGE SUNSHINE AND I ASKED JERRY IF HE WOULD DROP SOME ORANGE SUNSHINE WITH ME? THE EXPERIENCE WAS LIKE DISNEYLAND ON STEROIDS. JERRY JUST SAID ‘ WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE !”

BECAUSE…. We were on a different wave length than everybody else there. True.

WE DROVE TO THE BEACH AND JUST SAT AND TALKED ALL NIGHT, WATCHED THE WAVES AND THE STARS UNTIL SUNRISE. THEN WE DROVE BACK TO THE HOUSE AND JERRY GAVE ME MY FIRST SURFBOARD. I WAS NOT VERY GOOD BUT I LOVED SURFING LITTLE WAVES. JERRY WAS A GREAT SURFER. JERRY EXPLAINED THAT SURFING IS JUST A EUPHIMISM FOR LIFE. EVERYBODY FALLS OFF BUT LIFE IS ABOUT GETTING BACK UP ON THE BOARD AGAIN FOR ANOTHER RIDE. HE SAID ALOT MORE THAT STRUCK A CHORD WITH ME. WE BECAME GOOD FRIENDS AND I LOVED EVERYBODY THAT LIVED IN THAT BIG HOUSE. MIKE HOMER, GEORGE PARKER, STEPHANIE DETERDING AND I MET HER BROTHERS. EVERYBODY WAS A FEW YEARS OLDER THAN MYSELF AND I ALWAYS ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY AND THEIR MUSIC. I ONLY HAD TO WALK 50 YARDS TO MY HOUSE SO I COULD GET ALL SCREWED UP AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DRIVING HOME.

AFTER MY MOTHER PASSED IN A CAR ACCIDENT I WENT TO TALK TO JERRY. HE WAS SOMEBODY I RESPECTED AND TRUSTED. SO…BACK TO THE BEACH. LAGUNA BEACH AND WE TALKED AND TALKED ALL NIGHT UNTIL THE SUN CAME UP. I THANKED HIM FOR HIS ADVICE. I GOT BUSY WITH SCHOOL AND MY STEPFATHER SOLD OUR HOUSE AND I WAS TAKEN IN BY FAMILY FRIENDS THAT WERE FRIENDS OF RICHARD NIXON AND FRIENDS OF MY MOTHER. THEY HAD A BIG PIECE OF PROPERTY IN YORBA LINDA AND THEIR KIDS WERE GROWN AND OUT OF THE HOUSE. THEY LET ME LIVE THERE FOR A YEAR UNTIL I GRADUATED FROM VILLA PARK HIGH SCHOOL….THE LAST TIME I WAS OUT THAT WAY IN YORBA LINDA, I SAW THE RICHARD M. NIXON LIBRARY. THE LIBRARY MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT ON ONE OF THEIR PROPERTIES. IT HAS ALL CHANGED SO MUCH IT IS DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY. THEY WERE VERY NICE TO ME. I GOT TO HARVEST THEIR ORANGE CROPS WITH FRIENDS AND SELL THE CROP TO SUNKIST AND I GOT A PIECE OF THE PIE. I LOVED THEM. THEY WANTED ME TO STAY. THEY BOTH HAD GROWN KIDS FROM PREVIOUS MARRIAGES AND IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THE KIDS DID NOT WANT ME AROUND. SO I JUST PACKED MY STUFF AND FOLLOWED MY M.O. AND DISAPPEARED. I DON’T THINK I EVEN THANKED THEM. I WAS YOUNG AND CONFUSED BUT THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR MY UNGRATEFUL BEHAVIOR. BUT… I WAS JUST A KID.

BACK TO JERRY’S KIDS, I HAD NOT BEEN BACK TO SEE JERRY AND STEPHANIE FOR A FEW MONTHS DUE TO MY MOVING AND THEN NEEDING TO MOVE AGAIN ETC. EVERYTHNG I OWNED FIT INTO MY 1966 VW SQUAREBACK. I NEEDED SOME JERRY COUNSELING. I WAS SUPRISED WHEN I GOT TO THE HOUSE. IT WAS JERRY’S PARENTS THAT OWNED THE HOUSE AND THE HOUSE WAS UP FOR SALE AND EVERYBODY WAS MOVING OUT. I ASKED MIKE HOMER WHERE JERRY WAS ? HE SAID JERRY MOVED TO SANTA BARBARA, CA. WITH STEPHANIE. NOBODY HAD A PHONE NUMBER OR ADDRESS. I WAS GETTING MORE DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS AND LOST.

I TOOK A LEAP OF FAITH. I WAS BRAILLE DRIVING. I WAS “RUNNING ON EMPTY”. THAT NIGHT I DROVE FROM ORANGE COUNTY TO SANTA BARBARA WITHOUT AN ADDRESS OR A PHONE NUMBER. I ONLY HAD ONE 8 TRACK WITH ME. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL. I LISTENED TO IT OVER AND OVER. I HIT SANTA BARBARA WITH THE FIRST LIGHT GLIMMER OF SUNRISE. I GOT OFF ON AN EXIT. “MAYBE STATE STREET ?”. EVERYTHING WAS QUIET AND I AM THINKING THAT I HAVE OFFICIALLY LOST MY MIND AND HOW CAN I POSSIBLY FIND THEM? NO PHONE NUMBER! , NO ADDRESS ! THEY HAD JUST MOVED THERE SO NOT IN A PHONE BOOK AND NO CELL PHONES EXISTED YET ! SO I PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AND STOP AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND NOBODY ELSE IS EVEN ON THE ROAD. RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME IS JERRY’S VW BEETLE CROSSING RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! SO I AM BLOWING MY HORN AND CHASING HIM AND HE PULLS OVER. HE ASKS ME, ” WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE ?” I SAID I CAME TO FIND YOU AND STEPHANIE! HE ASKS ME, ” HOW DID YOU KNOW WE WERE HERE ?”

I RESPONDED, ” I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE “.

I ASKED JERRY WHERE HE WAS GOING ? HE SAID HE AWAKENED WITH A PAIN IN HIS EARS A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO AND HE WAS ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL! I ASKED IF HE WANTED ME TO DRIVE HIM ? HE LOOKED AT ME AND JUST SAID ” THE PAIN JUST NOW STOPPED ! WE JUST LOOKED AT EACH OTHER…. JERRY SAYS. OK ..THAT’S VERY STRANGE !But very cool !

JUST FOLLOW ME BACK TO THE APARTMENT ! Stephanie and Jerry had just moved in. WE WERE BOTH IN THAT SPECIAL ZONE THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE AT TIMES IF WE ARE ” AWAKE” ENOUGH TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS.

WE BOTH DROVE BACK TO HIS APT. AND STEPHANIE WAS THERE AND SHE WELCOMED ME. THE THREE OF US SPENT A GOOD PART OF THE DAY TOGETHER. IT WAS A LEAP OF FAITH. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I EVER SAW EITHER ONE OF THEM. I HEARD JERRY PASSED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND STEPHANIE? I JUST DON’T KNOW. STEPHANIE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND SO WAS JERRY.

NOW, HERE COMES PART TWO OF THE STORY !!!

SO JUST LAST WEEK I AM SITTING HERE IN FRENCH POLYNESIA MINDING MY OWN BUSINES and WATCHING SOME OLD ROCK AND ROLL AND UP POPS A JACKSON BROWN U-TUBE. ENTITLED “RUNNING ON EMPTY ”

5 minute version. OLD CLIP .

I WATCHED THE VIDEO ( And that was great ! ) and at the end of the U-Tube it listed the names of everybody in the video and the ‘CREW” ! I saw a face that looked very familiar ! It listed the crew names and their room #s when they were on the…..

“RUNNING ON EMPTY” TOUR !

LISTED WERE: ERIC DETERDING AND MIKE DETERDING !!!

THEY ARE/WERE BOTH BROTHERS OF STEPHANIE DETERDING ! THEY USED TO HANG OUT AT THE HOUSE WHERE JERRY AND STEPHANIE LIVED NEAR ME! ERIC AND MIKE DETERDING ARE LISTED AS “CREW” BUT ERIC ALSO PROBABLY DOUBLED AS SECURITY. WHY DO I THINK THAT ? ERIC DETERDING IS THE ONLY GUY I EVER SAW THAT LIFTED A HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE AND PUT IT IN THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK….. BY HIMSELF !!!!!!

I HOPE STEPHANIE DETERDING IS OK AND HAPPY. SHE WAS A SPECIAL AND KIND PERSON. I HEARD THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE YEARS BACK THAT JERRY HAD PASSED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.

MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL.

NOW 3 DEGREES OF SEPERATION

I REMEMBER A PHILOSPHICAL THEORY THAT SAID, AS WE TRAVEL THROUGH LIFE, WE MEET MANY PEOPLE AND AND EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE MILLIONS OF US ON THE PLANET, WE ALL HAVE MET PEOPLE THAT ARE CONNECTED TO MANY OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY HAVE MET etc. etc.. ALL OF US ARE NEVER MORE THAN 3 DEGREES OF SEPERATION APART FROM EVERYONE AND ANYBODY ELSE ON THE PLANET. I KNOWTHAT SOUNDS CRAZY BUT SOMETIMES CRAZY CAN BE CORRECT !

IF ANYBODY KNOWS ANY OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS STORY PLEASE GIVE THEM MY MAILING ADDRESS BELOW. and…..I WILL OWE YOU A FAVOR !

Thank you ! I’m running on empty !

MARC DAVID BAKER

AVERA BP 3235 RAIATEA

POLYNESIE FRANCAISE 98736

I WAS WRONG ABOUT VLADAMIR PUTIN..

I really did think that Vladamir Putin was a smart man. He is NOT a smart man and that makes me wrong and also exposes me as a not so smart man. Vladamir Putin has made a terrible miscalculation regarding the effects of his aggressive and provocative actions in UKRAINE. Those aggressive and provocative actions will unite much of our world in a manner that perhaps our world has never seen. Vladamir Putin has shot himself in the foot while the Sleeping Tiger sits poised to pounce upon ancient contiguous property rights denied to them for generations. Nobody but Vladamir Putin would think of trying to deny China their claims. Between China and Russia, I prefer China. The western world would be happy to exchange Vladamir Putin for the more intelligent and logical and wise CHINA. Vladamir Putin thought he had “then” President Donald Trump in his back pocket. Vladamir Putin needs some new interpreters. Donald Trump is nothing more than a 70 + year old flim flam man, and a silver spoon spoiled brat. Vladamir Putin wants to get his investment money back ! Vladamir Putin is hesitant to make his TRUMP history public because the situation makes Vladamir Putin appear to be a FOOL !

VLADAMIR PUTIN SHOULD BE ON OUR SHORT LIST OF PEOPLE THAT WE DO NOT WANT TO CALL A FOOL. HE IS ALREADY BECOMING MORE AND MORE UNHINGED.

I WILL SAY IT AGAIN…..DONALD TRUMP OWES VLADAMIR PUTIN ALOT OF MONEY AND DONALD TRUMP HAS NO INTENTION OF PAYING HIS DEBT.

QUESTION : Was Donald Trump attempting to pay his debt with :

” U.S.A. – DOCUMENTS ? ” DID HE RE-PAY VLADAMIR PUTIN ? WAS TRUMP COMPROMISED ? just a thought,…. a logical thought. Is Donald Trump compromised ?

marc

Rep. Adam Kinzinger conservative (R-Ill.)

“I have lost faith in some of the courage of my colleagues,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” in February. “I thought that every person, when they swore an oath, had some version of a red line they would never cross.” quote- Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger and Elizabeth Cheney were both censured by the Republican National Committee for participating in the Jan. 6th committee.

Representative Adam Kinzinger served our country in AFGANISTAN and IRAQ. He is currently serving his 6th term in the House of Representatives. How did the party of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr. # 41 & George Bush # 43 become the party of Donald Duck and a clown car full of stooges ? Shame on them !

Even if you did not like their politics , all these Republican Presidents upheld their oaths of office. They respected our Laws, Traditions, and Honor. They also honored decorum. For the last 246 years we have not had a internal insurrection in the USA. And yes, I know…We did have a Civil War. It was a terrible chapter in our history. Both sides of the field of battle paid for our sins of slavery and complacency.

If we do not honor and protect out traditions and our values, who are we ? The Republican Party has essentially “Black Listed” R- Adam Kinzinger and R-Elizabeth Cheney for their Honesty, Integrity and Courage. There is no path for Donald Trump to make a run for the Presidency again. The only race that he is going to run is to get out of the country when he finally realizes that he may be sentenced to prison. NOONE is or should be, ABOVE THE LAW. It would be embarrassing to us as a country to have a former United States President incarcerated. Well, I think the one thing we all have in common now is that just about everybody is already embarrassed by the failed insurrection. I personally am very proud of the January 6th Commission from the Chairman on down. It must be quite a weight for all of them to carry every day and night. I am proud that we have men and women of integrity that are willing to shoulder that responsibility.

We should HONOR all of them. I honor them and I respect their dedication to our country. I thank them all for their service during this difficult time for our country and for our people.

“WE” THE PEOPLE…..

just my opinion,

marc

TRUMP and ISRAEL

The following is a copy of an email that I sent to a Rabbi friend in Beersheva, Israel. I will NOT post his email to myself.

Hey Moishe !  A good week to you also. Trump is your # 1 always ?  I think he is a # 2.  OUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS PUSHED TRUMP TO ACT REGARDING RECOGNITION OF ISRAEL.  I also think  Mr. #2 would have kissed HITLERS ASS if he thought it could get him more votes. So TRUMP made the PEACE with 4 other Arab countries ?  I thought that ISRAEL made the PEACE.  Your hero, DONALD TRUMP,  will either flee the USA or he will be our first president to be put in jail. I vote for jail.  Trump does not give a rats ass about Israel.  He only cares about Donald Trump and he surrounds himself with people that kiss HIS ass.

I reviewed the newspapers for years with my greatest teacher and mentor every Sunday. Trump is a conman and a National Embarrassment.  Nothing more. 

At one point in time, I thought he had changed and perhaps could bring some positive changes to the table.  I was wrong !  A lot of good people kissed Trump’s ass to get him to do the right thing regarding Israel.  The power behind the “OFFICE” were good Jews and Christians that convinced him to do “the right thing”.

Donald Trump could not find Israel on a map if it was not marked “Israel”.  I know you are a good man and we have  very different perspectives on Donald Trump.  However,  I WOULD NOT PISS ON DONALD TRUMPS LEG IF IT WAS ON FIRE !  I assume my trip to Beersheva, Israel  is now indefinitely postponed.

I wish you and Israel AND your neighbors PEACE !

Still your friend Moishe !

Marc David


Elizabeth Cheney

Liz Cheney did her job when she was selected for the the January 6th investigation of the insurrection. Donald Trump never did his job. His job was certainly NOT to incite violence via a mob of armed insurrectionists and send them to the United States Capitol. The state of Wyoming is a state full of very independently minded people. It is not a heavily populated state. I have concluded that the state of Wyoming is populated by a lot of people that can not admit when they are wrong. Donald Trump is a menace. When Liz Cheney was selected for the January 6th committee, she responded and accepted the responsibility. THAT is what all people in positions of authority should do.
She will be fine. I respect her and her strength and her intelligence. She did her job very well indeed. I believe she is headed for bigger and better things if she wants bigger and better things.
Donald Trumps political future is in critical condition and probably terminal. He is a criminal and the JUSTICE system in the USA will determine his fate. Liz Cheney may not be interested in a bigger and better political future. She has been lambasted and insulted and she has been threatened.
I wish her a better life and happiness. Politics in the USA has turned into a sick circus because of one clown.
Donald Trump inherited money from his father. And that is just fine. Donald Trump screwed everybody he could whenever he could for many years. His behavior was in the news and newspapers constantly.
Liz Cheney is a very intelligent and strong woman. She has shown more intelligence and professionalism than I have seen in the Republican Party for years. In fact, I put her at the same level as Ronald Reagan.
just my opinion,
Marc

CRAZY STORY-believe it… or not.

I AM HESITANT TO TELL THIS STORY BECAUSE I WILL PROBABLY GET SOME NEGATIVE FEEDBACK AND RIDICULE . ( bfd ! ) HOWEVER, I AM COMPELED TO DO SO. I DO NOT REMEMBER IF I HAVE BLOGGED ABOUT THIS BEFORE AND I AM TO LAZY TO LOOK IT UP. MY MEMORY AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE BUT “THIS” MEMORY IS CRYSTAL CLEAR.

IT WAS JUNE 28TH, 1983 WHEN I SUFFERED A STROKE AND LANDED IN NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY IN CALIFORNIA. MY ENTIRE LEFT SIDE WAS PARALYZED AND I LOST THE LEFT SIDE PERIPHRIAL VISION IN BOTH EYES. I WAS NOT MAKING ANY PROGRESS IN THERAPY AND I WAS DROWNING IN MY DEPRESSION. MY WIFE VISITED EVERY DAY. OUR DAUGHTER WAS ONLY 2 YEARS OLD.

ONE NIGHT I WAS FEELING VERY SORRY FOR MYSELF AND SORRY THAT MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER WERE HAVING TO ENDURE THIS TRAJEDY WITH ME. THE STAFF AT NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL WERE VERY NICE AND EFFICIENT AND PROFESSIONAL.

SO, ONE NIGHT, I AM LAYING IN BED AND DEPRESSED AND ANGRY AT MYSELF FOR MY OWN BEHAVIOR THAT PUT ME IN MY WHEELCHAIR. IT IS DIFFICULT TO ROLL A WHEELCHAIR WITH ONLY ONE ARM. THE WHEELCHAIR JUST RUNS AROUND IN CIRCLES. I WAS FEELING THAT I HAVE BEEN RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES THE MAJORITY OF MY LIFE AND NOW I WAS FEELING SORRY FOR MYSELF, AND DEPRESSED. IT WAS MY OWN FAULT. I WAS WORKING MYSELF TO DEATH AT MY SMALL CABINET SHOP.

SO…I AM LAYING IN BED AND DROWNING IN MY OWN THOUGHTS IN THE DARKNESS. I WAS NOT PRAYING.

RIGHT NEXT TO MY HOSPITAL BED I HEAR A VOICE.

IT WAS A UNIQUE VOICE THAT I HAD NEVER HEARD BEFORE OR SINCE.

IT WAS A SIMPLE MESSAGE. THE MESSAGE WAS, ” Heal Thy Self !”

It frightened me. I swung my legs over the side of the bed as best I could and tried to walk. I fell flat on my face. I crawled back up grabbing the bed and tried to walk and fell again. I was trying to exit the room and get to the nurses station. I tried again and down again and again. So I get up and try to get my feet under me and tried to gain some balance. I HOBBLED out of my room and down again and again. The Nurse at the Nurses Station yells at me that I was NOT supposed to be walking ! I answered her with, ” Oh Yeah ? Go tell that to the guy in my room ! So what does she do ? She calls security. She asked me what did the “guy” look like ? I answered, I have no idea because it was dark ! Then I told her what I heard. Security came and left. There was no-BODY there. They got my wheel chair and I went back to my room and laid there awake until dawn. I ate breakfast and rolled into therapy. I got up on the parallel bars to walk and everybody in the room was shocked ! They asked me, ” WHAT HAPPENED ? I progressed like I never had before. After that, I worked hard in therapy. I was able to get out of the wheelchair very quickly and used a cane after a lot of hard work with the therapists and staff. I only shared my story with a few of the staff. That was 39 years ago.

I still walk with a limp. It is a reminder to me. I remind myself of how important it is to tell the people that we love….”That We Love Them”

I got a second chance that many people probably do not receive.

It changed my life and gave me a better perspective on life and happiness and how fragile we all are. The therapists at Northridge Hospital were wonderful and patient with me. I even liked the Psychiatrist that was sent to talk to me. I told him a couple of Psychiatrist Jokes and we laughed and laughed and he left smiling and shook my hand when he left.

Just like the MOVIE- ” YESTERDAY ” on NETFLIX. IT IS IMPORTANT TO TELL THE PEOPLE WE LOVE – THAT WE LOVE THEM !

Thanks to all that have visited my blog. I Love you all !

My Blog has been viewed in 51 Countries. WIERD ! RIGHT ???

Marc



OUR CREATOR-the JOKER

Hey Murdoch ! Who is this ARISTOTLE GUY ANYWAY ? He sounds like a GEEK ! Or maybe a GREEK !
Whoever he is, I agree with him that even G-D likes a good joke ! ” I SUSPECT THAT HUMANITY ITSELF IS THE JOKE AND “HIS/HER ENTERTAINMENT ! Just look at our history. Cain killed Abel, and we “HUMANITY”
have been killing each other ever since. HUMANITY is a very rebellious species of dumb monkeys but just smart enough to perpetually engineer more powerful and efficient methods of killing each other. I believe “OUR CREATOR”
and his Angels are sitting in the stands observing us as we try to put the BILLIONS of puzzle pieces together to create a MOSIAC equation that will bring about World Peace. We just don’t get it. MAYBE we will get there and MAYBE we will NOT get there. THE ONLY THING I KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT I DO NOT KNOW ! As a species, I think we are PATHETIC ! Everybody loves a GOOD JOKE ! NOBODY LIKES A BAD JOKE !
WE, “HUMANITY” overall are a BAD JOKE !
SO ARISTOTLE SAID: ” EVEN THE GODS LIKE A GOOD JOKE “.
SOME OF US ARE A GOOD JOKE. SOME OF US ARE BAD JOKES.
DEPENDING ONLY UPON OUR OWN PERSONAL SENSE OF HUMOR.
I HOPE AND PRAY THAT OUR CREATOR IS SIMILAR TO A GUY THAT HIDES A COUPLE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE IN HIS POCKET SO THAT HE CAN BE THE ONE TO PLACE THE FINAL PIECES TO COMPLETE
“OUR PUZZLE”.
WE HAVE RE- CONFIRMED THAT HUMANITY IS NOT CAPABLE OF COMPLETING OUR
*** PEACE/ PUZZLE ***
WE CANNOT COMPLETE THE PUZZLE WITHOUT OUR CREATOR AND OUR CREATOR HAS MANY NAMES AND MANY FACES AND OBVIOUSLY HAS A VERY INTERESTING SENSE OF HUMOR !

It is a BIT puzzling, is it NOT ????

WANT SOME PROOF ? HE CREATED HUMANITY ! HE CREATED ALL OF US !

IT IS PUZZLING, I THINK, THEREFORE, I AM, I THINK, AT LEAST

I THINK I MUST BE ! AND KEEP ON LIVING FREE !

The Moody Blues, 1969

ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM


marc