User Profile: Gertiek

Gertiek

Member Since: July 20, 2011

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  • [29] December 8, 2014 at 7:16pm

    One life at a time. we are all unique, as God intended. The miracle of the Father is that he knows us intimately, and can come to us in a way that is for us, and us alone. I have no idea as to whether or not this made a true impact on her, but that is not my job. The seed can only be planted, it is the Holy Spirit that waters it and brings it to life.

  • [19] December 8, 2014 at 12:40am

    The point is, you may not have had pajamas, but if it was by choice, no biggie. Getting a bath, and putting on your jammies and having a bed time story and prayers is just part of being in a happy healthy home, which these kids do not have. I remember my kids wearing pajamas that were way too small because we could not afford to get them some that fit. We worked, and struggled as a family, and we made better lives. We chose to have children, even though poor, but we also chose to never take handouts, and taught our children that experiencing hard times just means you work harder. Not having pajamas is not a life or death necessity, as is food, but they are very symbolic of safety, and family, and parents, and love. They are part of a precious night-time ritual we gave our children, and that are part of some of my most treasured memories. As far as placing illegal immigrants before our own – it blows. And it is just wrong. Sometimes the amount of anger and disgust I feel toward that man occupying the white house makes me sick.

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  • [2] December 6, 2014 at 5:07pm

    THAT is EXACTLY what I was thinking. Heavenly days! We raised four kids – and all four were teens at the same time at one point. We would have been MORTIFIED if one of them ever acted like this and we found out. We know they were not perfect, and am sure they pulled some stunts we don’t know about. All of us parents in our little town had a system – we tattled on each other’s kids. If your kid told you something about another kid, you called the parent and told them. The parent didn’t get all bowed up and mad, they thanked you, and then confronted their child – and took appropriate measures. Those boys in the car were just as disgusting. We tried to raise our son to be a gentleman, and show some respect. With 3 sisters, they made sure he knew how to treat women. His input about guys was important to them. Wound up to be awesome adults/parents.

  • [19] November 30, 2014 at 5:09pm

    If he wants the kids left out – then leave them home and quit using them. If he wants positive things said about his kids, then teach them how to behave and some manners. I would have torn my kids a new one. But, my kids had to deal with company situations that required them to be gracious and kind to many people. And they did it. And they made us proud – even when little. These girls are reflecting exactly what they have absorbed from their parents, and it is not a love of country, pride in America, and respect for what they have been given. I am sick of giving passes to people who absolutely should know better, probably do, but really just don’t give a rat’s behind. These are the two girls who have been benefiting from what we-the-people have given them for many years now, and the least they could do is fake it. Honestly, quit treating them like little children. They are grown up enough to be more than gracious and kind.

  • [27] November 30, 2014 at 4:58pm

    Holy crap….! She was right the first time. They look like petulant, spoiled children. Actually, I have seen the same look on their dad, so…. Why do we always apologize? I am so stinking sick of being afraid of offending or hurting someone’s feelings. Not only do they look like pi$$ed off little kids, but I even think they could could be a little classier in the way they are dressed. Maybe I am just getting old, but there should be some kind of concern about using some class at some point.

  • [15] November 30, 2014 at 4:51pm

    What does race have to do with grown men acting like idiots? That was not the place to do anything remotely like that.

  • [30] November 30, 2014 at 4:46pm

    If, as a policeman you know that every time you stop a car of black young men you will find drugs, weapons, or someone wanted by the law – you go with the odds and give it a shot. How to stop that from happening? Stop driving around with drugs, weapons, and quit getting in trouble and running from responsibilities. After a while, when the odds no longer pay off – I bet cops will no longer have reasons to give the odds a go. It’s called: doing your job.

  • [32] November 30, 2014 at 4:41pm

    Sort of…. to me, they want to blame racism if they get caught and don’t want to reap the consequences. While whites don’t want to get caught either, they know that when they do it has nothing to do with the color of their skin, but with the stupidity of their actions. Both are just dumb, but these days black people seem to want to blame the events that happened 200 years ago and use them as an excuse as well as a reason to get a pass.

  • [5] November 28, 2014 at 11:33pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I raise Shih Tzus. They may be little but they are scrappy. I have seen that same look on one of my dog’s face when someone tried to hurt me. They learned a lesson too.

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  • [47] November 27, 2014 at 5:43pm

    OMG! I am SO FED UP WITH THIS CRAP! Every single white person who works as LE, or the fired dept……. in any kind of emergency services needs to pack up and leave. Every white-owned business, every white anything. LEAVE. I have been with our local volunteer fire dept for over 20 years, and in those 20 years not one – NOT ONE – black person has ever volunteered. Not one black EMT. Not one black person has participated in any town anything except to complain and whine – oh and cause problems. The majority of calls to fights, brawls, and rapes and murders – are in the “projects”. They call the ambulance for help, and demand to be taken to the hospital – most are not emergency, and there is ALWAYS tons of cars sitting there that could load them up and take them in. When the suggestion is made, their answer is, “I gots medcaid”. FED UP! FED UP! FED UP! If their culture is not that of being an American, they need to pack their crap up and go back to stinking Africa.

  • [9] November 25, 2014 at 10:51pm

    We all vent, but we at least have enough common sense to do it in private. This whole business of it being ok for them to say and do anything they want because of this perverted sense of being wronged by us crackers is a big part of the problem. I don’t care what color your skin is or how mad you are, that is just not right. And the Hollywood bunch is so far out of touch with reality, yet manage to convince the whole mess of them that they really care. Phooey! I’m sick and tired of a lot of stuff, but the thing is, it isn’t someone else’s fault, and it’s my responsibility to fix my own problems. I haven’t done a dadgum thing for them except support them with my taxes. Bah……. just tired of the whole race thing. Tired of it. Worked with LE and emergency services for years, and I NEVER saw one of them ask what color the person in trouble was. They just went, and often put their own lives on the line. If they want the ratio of LE to have more blacks, then they need to have honorable black men step up to do the job. Problem is, they are a might short of them in Ferguson from the looks of things.

  • [2] November 20, 2014 at 4:35pm

    You are one sick SOB.

  • [16] 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.

  • [9] November 7, 2014 at 6:05pm

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

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