A model modern president

In honor of our the current POTUS on Presidents’ Day (and with apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan):

I am the very model of a modern U.S. president
I took to Twitter so the leftist media I could circumvent
And take my thoughts directly to the masses of ‘deplorables’
That swamp rats in the Beltway all just seem to think ignorable

I pushed a tax cut, put the hurt on ISIS and bureaucracy
While pointing out some cases of the other side’s hypocrisy
They claim to put the people first but when it comes to policy
It’s clear they have no interest in protection of our sovereignty

On immigration, free trade and security they’re ludicrous
By putting “Dreamers,” China and the UN all ahead of us
It’s time we put our country first and Make America Great Again
Instead of thinking patriotism is something we should disdain

If Congress helps I’ll build the Wall and keep out would-be terrorists
While preventing uninvited guests from stealing our inheritance
It’s sad to think our leaders ever let our country reach this state
Establishment priorities are simply just inadequate

I may be crass and boastful but I’m willing to put up a fight
Despite the fake news, FBI and other forms of hateful spite
I’m doing what I said I would, on that there is no argument
I am the very model of a modern U.S. president

Saturday Sounds Satire

Something a little different this week, since there’s been a lot of serious topics of late.  I recently mentioned (and added a link to) The Babylon Bee satire site.  The site has plenty of content so I don’t catch all the ‘articles,’ but fortunately a friend highlighted this one for me:

Church Oblivious To Number Of Metallica References Pastor Getting Away With

Citing their apparent ignorance of anything having to do with the Los Angeles-based thrash metal band, pastor Cliff Blackburn of Lancaster Baptist Church expressed his amazement Monday that nobody in the congregation had caught on to the fact that he has been cramming as many Metallica references into his sermons as humanly possible for the past five months.

“I started out subtle, with one sermon about hypocrisy called ‘Holier Than Thou,’ and another one about evangelism called ‘Hit The Lights,’” Blackburn explained to reporters. “After that, I started getting more overt. A few weeks later, my lesson about addiction and habitual sin drew heavily from ‘Master of Puppets.’ When nobody picked up on that, I decided to see how far I could push it.”  (Read the rest here)

I confess: I’m a fan of classic Metallica music (especially The Black Album).  There must be something genetic to it, because the Middle Musketeer can play half their repertoire on guitar.  So we had a great fit of laughter together reading the Bee’s post, after which we tried to build on it.  We decided the fictional pastor should continue with a message about how for Christians “To Live is To Die,” and how saving grace means not having to worry about “The Four Horsemen” just before Christ returns “…And With Justice For All.”

On a separate humorous note, all three of the Musketeers and I laughed till we cried when we saw the meme below — a response to the story of Delta flying in and out of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma hit.  (You either get it or you don’t; not going to explain it here, but it was another bonding moment with the kids.)   🙂

Leroy Jenkins Delta Airlines

In short, I’m not always as somber in life as when writing about serious issues here. Now go have some laughs before we pay attention to the world again.  God gave us the gift of humor — use it!

Things that make you go hmmm…

DISCLAIMER: This post is tongue-in-cheek.  I hope you enjoy a chuckle as I have.

I’ve been listening to old classic hymns a lot lately.  It occurred to me that “It is Well With My Soul” may have inadvertent modern relevance.  I offer you the final verse:

“And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.”

I certainly wouldn’t mind that combo resulting from the train wreck that is the year 2016.

(You may laugh now.  Seriously.)