history is prologue…

I was able to watch the vp debates last night and I had a few thoughts on it. I did attempt to follow the direction given on my blogger friend, angela’s post….aside from having the best name, ever, she’s also one smart cookie (and I like cookies…a whole lot.)

Here are my thoughts and responses in line form because no one needs more long winded rhetoric, really, no one needs that:

1. History is prologue. Joe Biden said this last night. It is by far the wisest thing I heard in the debate.

2. The 1st amendment is not “flexible” where the vp is concerned, no matter what Dick Cheney thinks.

3. Sarah Palin did better than I expected but I admit the bar was already set low on my part.

4. She also is very good at deflection…ironic for someone who rides on what’s called the “straight talk express”

5. I like that Joe Biden. You may not agree. I don’t mind that. For my taste, I’ll take intelligent over folksy any day where politics are concerned.

6. I don’t care how much you smile when you talk. Showing your teeth in this case only makes me think you’re getting ready to take a bite out of me.

While I usually welcome commentary and healthy discourse, I’m blogging this to put my thoughts down not to change your mind. Please don’t try to “enlighten” me or convince me to change my mind. And frankly if I get one more email from “christians” telling me that Obama is the anti christ, a muslim, has ties to Al Qaeida or that a vote for Obama means the ushering in of the end times and that I’ll burn in hell for my vote (YES…I got these emails and YES they were serious….) then I am not sure I will be able to offer the grace required to keep my temper in check.

So, think what you will. You don’t have to love my reaction, I don’t have to love your choice of candidate but we must love one another. That much I know.

6 thoughts on “history is prologue…

  1. did you see this? these are the people i grew up with. seriously. this was my church.

    This had been going around the Christian internets-


    Subject: Prophesy on McCain/Palin

    Peg and I have just returned from our Sunday AM service. As you know we have
    been involved in 90 days of Hosting the Lord’s Presence, and it’s been
    powerful in a personal way. We knew there had been lots of warfare because
    when we got home, we were tired and needed a nap. The Sunday AM celebrations
    have been just worship with some intercessory prayer, but no preaching or
    teaching. This morning after an extended time of worship, Dutch Sheets, our
    pastor, shared an exhortation, as he called it. During this, Peg and I both
    were about to explode in our spirits.

    I believe you are aware that Dutch was used by the Lord to call prayer
    before the 2000 Bush election that was so close. He said this morning that
    this election is perhaps even more critical than 2000 because of the Supreme
    Court. If the right political posture is not elected, we stand to lose
    decades of progress and the repercussions are enormous. Last year, Chuck
    Pierce and Greg Hood (both prophets) prophesied that in 2008, we are not
    electing a president but the vice president. Dutch said he could get no
    release in his heart to back Huckaby even though pressured by many in the
    body of Christ. Huckaby is a good man and a strong believer, but he was not
    God’s choice. Dutch also told us that he knows a man who gave McCain a
    prophetic word that McCain had made a vow to God when he was at the bottom
    during his POW days, and now God was calling in that vow. McCain was visibly
    moved by this word.

    Dutch was traveling to Texas on Friday and when he landed in the airport,
    his wife called and told him to get to the TV asap. He watched McCain
    introduce Governor Palin and said he began to weep, even though he knew
    nothing about her. (I experienced the very same thing, and we have had
    reports of many others including Newt Gingrich.-RS. I experienced the same
    thing!–cb) He asked what the significance of this 44-year-old woman was and
    he saw the clock said 4:44. He asked the Lord what that was and the Lord
    said, “Ezekiel 44:4.” “He brought me by way of the north gate to the front
    of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the
    house of the LORD; and I fell on my face.” (NKJV) Note: North gate
    represents Alaska.

    A few years ago Dutch and Chuck Pierce went on a 50-state tour prophesying
    over each state as their part in God’s purposes for the U.S. At the meeting
    in Texas that evening Dutch was relaying his experience about the Governor
    to Chuck who said, “Do you remember what the word was the Lord gave us for
    Alaska?” The Lord had shown them that Alaska is the alpha and omega state.
    It’s the place where things begin and end. You may realize that some of the
    Alaskan islands are on the other side of the International Dateline, meaning
    that the day begins and ends in Alaska. The Lord said that Alaska is a
    gateway for the Ancient of Days to come into the nation. The Lord told Dutch
    (while in Alaska) to tell the people of Alaska to look forward into their
    destiny… Alaska has an assignment to open doors and a place where prophets
    and intercessors were trained. It turns out that the Governor who was raised
    in a Pentecostal Church, according to our newspaper, founded the prayer
    movement in Alaska.

    We will be having the last of our 90 days in a major gathering on September
    11. The significance of this is that Chuck Pierce had prophesied that there
    would be 7 years of war, and September 11 marks the end of that time and the
    entering of the 8th year. Someone said that 44 = 4+4 or 8.

    Dutch asked why he and Chuck were in Texas for this announcement and the
    Lord reminded him that the word for Texas was that it is a prophetic state –
    that the Lord’s purpose for Texas is this prophetic function.

    Dutch then decreed Sarah Palin will enter the White House. Now, if you don’t
    know him, he is cautious, has his feet on the ground, and never goes off
    “half cocked” when it comes to prophecy. He said that he believes as of
    Friday, the U.S. has come into a new level of alignment with the Lord and
    His purposes. By the way, the Governor will be the 44th Vice President. He
    continued to declare that she will be the Margaret Thatcher of America
    including that she would be President one day. Many other things came forth.
    I literally thought I would explode because the Lord had shown me many of
    these same things yesterday.

    I believe we especially need to rally prayer for the family and children of
    the Governor. They will be targeted by the enemy, and I believe we need
    special prayer for the oldest daughter. Please take this seriously in your

  2. When the moon is in the seventh house
    And Jupiter aligns with Mars
    Then peeeeace will guide the planet
    And looooooove will fill the stars

    This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
    The Age of Aquariuuuuuus

    Let’s get naked!

  3. No, really, I think we should take your lead in the UK… I’m going to suggest our local school govenors run for parliament. I mean, they’ve got loads of experience running things. Actually, the bloke in the shop over the road, he runs things well too. He should have a go. I think he shot a moose once. Or maybe just caught a mouse. Either way, it was pretty cool/cruel, so that has to count for something.

    I’m sure there’s enough praying going on on both sides that the baby jesus can just ignore it all and hopefully call it how he sees it… or maybe it’ll just be a massive con like last time, and God will be strangely silent on the whole affair…


  4. First of all, re: the first post – I DIDN’T get it and…uh, WTF? (So much for me taking the high ground.)

    I concede to just about every point you made but I’m reading this a few days out and I have this brand new lightness these days. I’m kinda just optimistic and ready to vote. Last night I got a really snarky comment from a friend of mine, on the opposite side of politics from me, and I got all wound up and I honestly think it was the last bout of hostile energy I had in me re: this election. Today’s mantra: lets just shake hands, let bygones by bygones, and call it a day.


  5. I think the debates are fascinating this year. You really can tell how the candidates differ, and although I am voting for ‘that one’ I think their true personalities are shining.
    One thing not being talked about anywhere I can see is how affectionate Obama and Michelle are towards one-another. I haven’t seen that much PDA since Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

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