User Profile: Gertiek


Member Since: July 20, 2011


  • [2] November 20, 2014 at 4:35pm

    You are one sick SOB.

  • [14] November 20, 2014 at 11:11am

    Why should he? He never even participated in anything remotely patriotic even as a child. Not a 4th of July picnic, or a parade – never mind the pledge or the Star Spangled Banner before a football game. He isn’t an American, and clearly despises America – no reason to learn the words.

  • [18] November 16, 2014 at 10:12am

    Well said. It needs to be said, too, that without the miracle of His birth, His death would not have been possible. His gift to us, His LIFE and DEATH are both important. His life, because HE lived as an example to us, and His death, because it gave those who believe eternal life. I just think in worrying about not celebrating His birth on the exact day of His birth is silly. It is the acknowledgement of who He is, the miracle of how he came to be, and gratitude for that gift. We celebrate, but with our kids….early on instituted a “3-gift” rule, based on the gifts Jesus was given.

  • [13] November 15, 2014 at 9:13pm

    We usually bag a wild turkey off of our land for Thanksgiving. YUM! I soak it in buttermilk for 24 hours before we fry it. It doesn’t get any better, and there are NEVER any leftovers. God was so thoughtful to provide for us in so many ways. This woman is not a thoughtless hunter as I have seen before – kill an animal, take the head and leave (waste) the rest of the animal. She follows the rules, and uses what she harvests appropriately. She is grateful for what she has been given. I am not sure what it is about bears that raises people’s hackles. One kill feeds a lot of people for a long time.

  • [1] November 14, 2014 at 11:39pm

    I lived there from1955 to 1970. You are completely right in your statements. We lived on Sumatra in Bukittinggi and also in Medan. AMAZING country. Had some wonderful friends, but the climate changed. (not the weather). My parents were given the heads up about the coup, and my brother and I were taken to the coast and put on a Norwegian fishing vessel for Singapore. It was an awful time. Beautiful country, but even as a child it was USA one day and Ganyang Amerika the next.

  • [5] November 8, 2014 at 5:09pm

    Evil exists. it is with such gratitude that, as a christian, God’s grace gives the love and support that allows those who experience that evil to become more than we were before it touched our lives. You can sneer if you want, but I would much rather see the world through my eyes than yours. You portray such a negative outlook, and are always so hateful. That nun shines, and you…. wellllll….. I don’t know how to describe you, but it is really ugly. I had a terrible experience, but it has allowed me to connect to others in a way that I never would have been able to otherwise. It has given me the permission to be able to honestly say, “I understand. I know how you feel…. but there is hope, and you will be ok.” You, on the other hand, seem content to make things worse and the hurt to go deeper. How sad for you. How very very sad.

  • [14] November 8, 2014 at 4:58pm

    Oh, and as a rape victim myself, this precious woman has my utmost respect. It took me years to move past bitter and angry and on to forgiveness. While I made it, I know it was because I was finally able to give it to God. I was one who would lay the burden at the cross, and then pick it back up and walk away. The effect rape has on the victim is beyond words, and when allowed, colors every part of your life. I am not to judge the validity of her salvation, as some on here presume to, but as someone who struggled with all that went with being abducted, raped (and I was actually still a virgin at the age of 19 – a decision I had made early in my teen years), beaten and dumped on the side of the road – her actions speak volumes of her faith and trust, and of a strong relationship with God.

  • [3] November 8, 2014 at 4:48pm

    You might want to go back to school. I have a family member who has been in prison for15 years and I can safely and categorically say you are full of crap. It happens on a regular basis along with all of the drugs, alcohol, and every other possible illegal item you can think of. Two men were killed in one institution the day after he was moved to work release. The places are terrible. While some may believe the DOC stands for Department of Corrections, we have been calling it the Department of Corruptions for years. Maybe if you spent a little time in one and got a little one-on-one experience your education would be more complete. Moron.

  • [8] November 7, 2014 at 6:05pm

    Agreed. It was one of the best articles I have read in a while.

  • [7] November 7, 2014 at 5:23pm

    That was well said…. and very true. It’s amazing how people who have never experienced God’s love don’t understand the concept of not agreeing or approving of a behavior, but still caring deeply about the individual. I will tuck it into my brain to use at a later time. Thanks.

  • [28] November 7, 2014 at 5:15pm

    Moron. Mom was too.

  • November 1, 2014 at 7:17pm

    They were not talking about those struck by lightning – struck by lightning IN THE HEAD…. very different. Different because the path the lightning took included his whole body.

  • [5] October 31, 2014 at 2:25pm

    @ SAVETHEUNION – oh, get a grip. I applaud his approach. Our girls need some serious stuff these days to feel protected.

  • [13] October 31, 2014 at 2:20pm

    When each of our THREE daughters were home and dating, regardless of their age – their date had to come into the house, speak to us, etc. If it was the first date with the young man, my husband would put his arm around the guys and point at my daughter and say, “you see that pretty girl right there?” ….”yes sir”……. “she’s my heart. She’s my baby. I just want you to know, that if you EVER do anything to hurt her, or make her cry….. there is no where you can hide from me.” Our daughters acted like they were embarrassed, but now that they are grown, and we have teen granddaughters, they tell me they are so glad they had a dad that loved and protected them. PLUS, their brother was even worse. There was only 6 years from oldest to youngest, so he was always where he would hear any talk, and heaven help the guy that said anything remotely “off” about one of his sisters. And to tell you the truth, he never got in trouble at home when he came home and had clearly been fighting – defending his sister’s honor. They all love each other so much, and are still best friends.

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  • [24] October 25, 2014 at 11:09pm

    When I was a 911 dispatcher I watched a guy they were arresting attempt to run, but his britches made it impossible. They didn’t even chase him – just watched as he did a face-plant when his pants hit the ground. It was HILARIOUS. The low-hung britches is one of the most idiotic “fashion statements” ever adapted, and automatically brands the wearer an idiot. I have often wondered how the concept of looking, dressing, and speaking as though you left your brains and common sense somewhere became the way to present yourself. I see people daily who could care less about the impression they leave, and it is sickening to realize that they will NEVER hold a job or contribute anything of value to the world, and that I will be taking care of them till they die. I also am ashamed to admit that I hope that happens sooner than later.

  • [18] October 22, 2014 at 9:58pm

    You will be waiting till doom’s day if you think the general muslim population will do or say anything to condemn this terrorism. They know their bud in the whitehouse will continue to pave the way for more and worse that is yet to come. This is the fundamental change he promised us.

  • [6] October 21, 2014 at 6:56pm

    OMG – the guy is pro-gun. He was OBVIOUSLY being sarcastic. Get a grip and turn on your brain.

  • [20] October 21, 2014 at 6:40pm

    From Day-1. They are clearly at the core of so many things right now – after all, one of their main dudes lives in the white house.

  • [46] October 20, 2014 at 2:45pm

    That’s exactly what I was wondering. SO, what happened to all the votes he stuffed in the box? What happened to him. Are they even investigating? Does anyone even care?

  • [70] October 17, 2014 at 2:47pm

    Quite frankly, I would be terrified to go home if I had done something like that. My parents would have torn my beeeehind up….regardless of how old I was, and added all kinds of other punishments. However, acting that way was never part of my thought process. It would never occur to me to not act with courtesy to a teacher. Of course, I was in school when schools actually taught real subjects. My mama always told us: “you may not always get great grades in everything, but you better not EVER bring home bad marks for behavior. THAT does not require smarts.”

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