A Nurse With Attitude

Where Dark Cynical Humor, Nursing Issues, and Politics Seem to Merge

Lying Spirits


I have long been intrigued, by the push from the left to insist that every single jot & tittle of their belief structure, not only be accepted, but embraced and outwardly celebrated. It’s as if nothing exists to place limits on their grasp. No matter the failure or pushback, they just keep pushing harder to get normal people to swallow their lies.

I have struggled to reconcile this situation in my own mind and I think I may have found a corollary. I’m not a scholar and I’m far from being a preacher, so read this with whatever skepticism you need, but when I look to the story of Ahab & Jezebel, I can see parallels…

Let’s go to 2 Chronicles 18:

18 Now Jehoshaphat had great wealth and honor, and he allied himself with Ahab by marriage. Some years later he went down to see Ahab in Samaria. Ahab slaughtered many sheep and cattle for him and the people with him and urged him to attack Ramoth Gilead.Ahab king of Israel asked Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me against Ramoth Gilead?”

Jehoshaphat replied, “I am as you are, and my people as your people; we will join you in the war.” But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.”

So the king of Israel brought together the prophets—four hundred men—and asked them, “Shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I not?”

“Go,” they answered, “for God will give it into the king’s hand.”

But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no longer a prophet of the Lord here whom we can inquire of?”

The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”

“The king should not say such a thing,” Jehoshaphat replied.

So the king of Israel called one of his officials and said, “Bring Micaiah son of Imlah at once.”

Dressed in their royal robes, the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting on their thrones at the threshing floor by the entrance of the gate of Samaria, with all the prophets prophesying before them. 10 Now Zedekiah son of Kenaanah had made iron horns, and he declared, “This is what the Lord says: ‘With these you will gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.’”

11 All the other prophets were prophesying the same thing. “Attack Ramoth Gilead and be victorious,” they said, “for the Lord will give it into the king’s hand.”

12 The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, “Look, the other prophets without exception are predicting success for the king. Let your word agree with theirs, and speak favorably.”

13 But Micaiah said, “As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what my God says.”

14 When he arrived, the king asked him, “Micaiah, shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I not?”

“Attack and be victorious,” he answered, “for they will be given into your hand.”

15 The king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?”

16 Then Micaiah answered, “I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd, and the Lord said, ‘These people have no master. Let each one go home in peace.’”

17 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Didn’t I tell you that he never prophesies anything good about me, but only bad?”

18 Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing on his right and on his left. 19 And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab king of Israel into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’

“One suggested this, and another that. 20 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will entice him.’

“‘By what means?’ the Lord asked.

21 ‘I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.

“‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the Lord. ‘Go and do it.’

22 “So now the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The Lord has decreed disaster for you.”

23 Then Zedekiah son of Kenaanah went up and slapped Micaiah in the face. “Which way did the spirit from[a] the Lord go when he went from me to speak to you?” he asked.

24 Micaiah replied, “You will find out on the day you go to hide in an inner room.”

25 The king of Israel then ordered, “Take Micaiah and send him back to Amon the ruler of the city and to Joash the king’s son, 26 and say, ‘This is what the king says: Put this fellow in prison and give him nothing but bread and water until I return safely.’”

27 Micaiah declared, “If you ever return safely, the Lord has not spoken through me.” Then he added, “Mark my words, all you people!”

I am loath to speak for the almighty, so I won’t starting that now, but I can see a parallel between the chain of deceit and lies which God allowed. God even had his angel place untruth in the mouths of the king’s servants, ultimately (by God’s hand) causing the king to fall.

Think about this, in order to defeat Ahab, God caused a lying spirit to come from the mouths of every trusted person in this fickle king’s administration. Everyone in the movement God was defeating, was convinced that they would win and no amount of reasoning was going to change their view. When Micaiah spoke the truth, he was slapped, humiliated, and thrown in jail.

Ah, but he was right. The Almighty had placed a lying spirit upon those in charge, giving them irrational confidence of invincibility…and they fell.

Ahab* had his own ideas of winning battles, to which God set a lying spirit against him to establish those lies as the cause of his downfall. Providence in action.

As Paul says in 2 Thes 2, Paul tells us:

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Again, I am not speaking for the Almighty, but I can see a parallel between the deceiving spirit and the strong delusion and draw a modern corollary from the inability of those who believe the absolute falsehoods of the left and their failure to recognize that nasty blindspot they have.

Most conservatives have to believe that late term abortion, Sharia law, same sex marriage, support for the destruction of Israel, (just to name a few), and most of the core tenets of liberalism, is very wrong. So is it wrong for me to take pleasure in the rapid destruction of wickedness? It is not God’s will that any should perish, but that all should come to salvation through Christ, but even God hates evil and what we fight, today in America, is 100% pure, unadulterated, unmitigated evil who choose emotion over reason, feelings over truth.

I am happy to see the tares destroying the wickedness they’ve sown for their self and by their self, at what seems – to me – to be God’s hand.


Thank you, Obama…


This is from an Older Lady who Loves Obama. After listening, I have to agree.  I too am proud of Obama’s legacy and what he has done.   And after listening, I have to agree,  I too love Obama.  This is a little different way to look at the current events with what is happening within our country.  This one little 82-year-old lady expained just how she feels about our 44th president and how Obama became to be so great.   She proclaimed, “he is rebuilding the American dream, and I thank God for all the good work that he has done.”

Here’s the list of accomplishments…

1. Obama destroyed the Clinton Political Machine, driving a stake through the heart of Hillary’s presidential aspirations – something no Republican was ever able to do.

2. Obama killed off the Kennedy Dynasty – no more Kennedys strolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home.

3. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes!  Before Obama Dennis Moore had never lost a race. Byron Dorgan had never lost a race. Harry Reid is on his way out.  These are just a handful of the Democrats whose political careers Obama has destroyed. Just think, in December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise. In two election cycles, they had picked up 14 Senate seats and 52 House seats. The press was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party. However, in just one term, Obama put a stop to all of this and gave the House and the Senate  back to the Republicans.

4. Obama has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are. Sadly, every generation seems to need to re-learn the lesson on why they should never actually put liberals in charge. Obama is bringing home the lesson very well: Liberals tax, borrow and spend, and run up debt.  Liberals can’t bring themselves to protect America. Liberals want to take over and control the economy. Liberals think they know what is best for everyone else. Liberals are not happy until they are running your life in every aspect.

5. Obama has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan. In one term, he has rejuvenated the Conservative Movement and brought out to the streets millions of freedom loving Americans. Name one other time when you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in taking back America.

6. Obama, with his “amazing leadership, ” has sparked the greatest period of sales of firearms and ammunition this country has seen. Law abiding citizens have rallied and have provided a huge “stimulus” to the sporting goods industry while other American companies have failed, faded, or moved off-shore.

7. In all honesty, 4 years ago I was more afraid than I have been in my life. Not afraid of the economy, but afraid of the direction our country was going. I thought, Americans have forgotten what this country is all about. My neighbors and friends, even strangers, have proved to me that my lack of confidence in the greatness and wisdom of the American people has been flat wrong.

8. When the American people wake up, no smooth talking teleprompter reader can fool them! Barack Obama has served to wake up the American citizens once again. I want to say: “Thank you, Barack Obama” After all, this is exactly the kind of hope and change we desperately needed!

9.He has saved Carter’s legacy and made Jimmy Carter happy, since Jimmy is no longer the worst president we’ve ever had. Credit goes to where credit is due. Obama has totally erased that black mark on the good state of Georgia. I feel better for the people of Georgia and for Jimmy Carter.


Stupid Is As Stupid Does…


Donald Trump is now our new President.  The swearing ceremony went off without a hitch.  Now the real festivities begin (by the liberal idiots)

The I find it both ironic and hilarious that the nut jobs here in Portland “go to the streets” and protest. They riot, destroy and create havoc in the downtown area. Just by coincidence, the people who work and live in the downtown metro area are 100% deep blue Democrats and certainly Hillary supporters. They are causing damage and extreme expense to the very people that were financial supporters of Hillary and Obama. If they really wanted to “take it to the streets” in order to “get back at Trump” and his supporters, they should get a bus and head to Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, or any other Red (Trump) state. Destroying your own bed that you have to sleep in, just because you’re a childish turd, is stupid… but who am I to complain

Oregon Age of Consent … 15 for Transsexuals


My current place of employment has become the national hub for transgender surgery. Because of the liberal stance and the free access to medical dollars, People from all over the world are coming to Oregon to get their sex permanently, surgically changed. I’m OK with this. It’s your body, screw it up if you want.   There are things that I can be tolerant about – believe it or not. I don’t care what any number of consenting adults do to themselves. On the other hand, I have absolutely no tolerance for situations where the state encourages this type of conduct when it comes to children.

(Fox News) The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo — even go to a tanning bed.

But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted this January, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many Oregonians are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification — and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.

In a statement, Oregon Health Authority spokeswoman Susan Wickstrom explained it this way: “Age of medical consent varies by state. Oregon law — which applies to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid Oregonians — states that the age of medical consent is 15.” That’s fine if the school nurse is giving your child a tetanus vaccine after a mishap on the playground, but a major surgery… I don’t think so.

While 15 is the medical age of consent in the state, the decision to cover sex-change operations specifically was made by the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC).

Members are appointed by the governor and paid by the state of Oregon. With no public debate, HERC changed its policy to include cross-sex hormone therapy, puberty-suppressing drugs and gender-reassignment surgery as covered treatments for people with gender dysphoria, formally known as gender identity disorder.

This nation as a whole, is caught up in a celebration of sodomy. I understand that. The President of the United States painted the White House with rainbow light in affirmation of that celebration. The Supreme Court seems to think that there is some sort of a Constitutional right involved with this.

Prayer for Trump



We all know that Donald Trump is no angel.  Although he might be a little better than Hillary, he is still a deeply flawed person.  Unfortunately for all of us.  I mean, unfortunately for the entire planet,  Donald Trump is now holding the most powerful political position on Earth.  He is our new President!

With this, we need to do whatever we can to help him.  I know I could write a letter,  send him an e-mail.  I could even give him a “tweet.”  But in reality, nothing I do, or could ever do would change things, or the outcome of what Donald Trump might do while in the White House.  I am leaving it in the hands of the  one who is “all powerful,”… God.  I think it’s his responsibility now.  So,  I’m asking everyone to pray for our President.  Give him a prayer once in a while  (daily) to help Donald to be a better person.

I have made a list of a few things that I think he could improve upon.


That he may be trustworthy

That he will listen to wise counsel

That he may promote peace

That he may heal the divide in this country

That he may read scripture and gain insight

That he may repent and live a moral life

That he may be humble


For my fellow Christians,  Give this one a try…


Lord in Heaven, I ask you to give our new President guidance.  Help him to be a good example and to make wise decisions.  I pray that you would build his character, and help him keep his promises. May he truly be a man of integrity and stand up for what is right in our nation.

Give him the words to speak and the actions to show that he is not a racist and that he will respect the rights of all Americans. Soften the hearts of his accusers, that they may not see him as deplorable, but as an American.

Lord, I pray for prudence and diplomatic grace for Donald Trump. May his actions as President foster peace and not war. You are a God of peace and I pray that Mr. Trump may further that peace throughout the world.

Lord, I thank you that Donald Trump has chosen good advisors, and I pray that you give him the ears to hear their counsel. Give him a discerning heart, to know true from false and good from evil. May he heed good counsel and reject bad advice, for the good of our country and the glory of Your Name.

Lord, I pray that You might inspire Donald Trump to read the Bible and to meditate on it. May he glorify You by learning Your Word. May it enlighten his eyes and guide him in all that he does.

Lord, I acknowledge and repent of my own sins, which are heinous in your sight.  Lord, I thank you for your forgiveness,  and pray that you may convince Donald Trump and that he too might repent.  May You grant him the wisdom to see himself as he is, a sinful man dependent on Your grace. Give him a knowledge of his own limits, coupled with a wisdom and courage to do the most good within those limits. I pray that the awesome power of the presidency might humble his spirit and bring him closer to a knowledge and reliance on Your power, grace, and love. Amen



Getting Stoned


I’m not happy about the movement in this  great country to make drugs legal.  We had Colorado, Washington, and now Oregon that has made Pot legal to smoke (in small quantities).  I don’t know where this is going, except the legalization and acceptance of mind altering drugs is a path to the ruin of this nation.

On a slightly lighter note, a friend sent me this picture.  It’s how, if you’re a woman in the Middle East,  to go about getting stoned.  I believe this is not as fun as the method in America.  The Islam way is also quite permanent.

It’s funny how (Hillary Clinton) the sum of the  hopes and dreams, one answer to all the liberal problems,  even though she accepts the Muslim ways.  She will take cash from, and turn a blind eye to those who practice of stoning of women to death.  She will give a nod to men who think its perfectly acceptable to beat their wives.  She has defended and helped an admitted pedophile in her law practice, and continues to defend her rapist husband.  And the liberals rant that “the war on women” is strictly with Donald Trump.

Theological Liberalism


I was talking to some of my liberal friends today. In the light of the recent events at the UN, I had to seek an alternate opinion. The surgeon that I happened to be working with today was Jewish and has actually been to the Middle East… and was a flaming liberal. Although he went on a twenty minute rant about how the “Jews were being bad to the poor Palestinians, blah, blah,” until my eyes glazed over… I’m not going to tell you how it went. Lets just say that I ended the debate with “You’d probably would have been one of those Jews who willingly climbed onto that train, while believing how your benevolent government was going to help you…”   Lets say it didn’t end well.   No matter the situation, I can’t seem to grasp the concept of siding with your enemy against your own people. I know it happens. There were liberal Jews who sided with the Pharisees against the famous Jew known as Jesus. There were liberal Jews that sided with the German government in 1940. George Soros was one of the more famous of these dissenters. He actually escaped the Nuremberg trials because of his Jewish heritage. If I use Occam’s razor as a solution, I guess it boils down to the fact that sometimes you just have to stick it to your own kind. No matter how I look at it, I still can’t understand it.

Another issue that is nearly the same in my book, is Christians that are liberal. I have recently discovered that there are grey areas in the Jewish faith that may allow you to explain away the confusion. But in the Christian faith, this decision is purely black and white. Just like with the Jews, I can’t see supporting anyone or any government that is actively working to do you and people of your faith serious harm.

My mother has a liberal friend that claims to be Christian. I am no psychologist or a theologian, but I’ve thought long and hard on this. Is it really possible to be a liberal and a Christian at the same time?

To answer this, you must first consider some basic theological tenets: Jesus came to this planet centuries ago with only one thing in mind. He wanted to provide an escape for humankind from being eternally condemned. Unfortunately for many, it’s not an easy path to follow. If you look through the New Testament, there are many accounts of people wanting to follow Jesus, but just couldn’t manage to give up their worldly passions to do it.

God knew that humans were habitual sinners and the system that was in place wasn’t working. Something else had to be done. So, Jesus came and died on the cross, and in doing so, created a permanent method through which any human being could be delivered from eternal condemnation.  This also made the road to salvation more direct. Those grey areas that the Jewish people would frequently debate about, Jesus actually came and took them away.

This is why dedicated Christians are known for quoting from the Word of God, and trying to lead others to faith in Christ. Their salvation from actual burning in hell is the primary motivator in everything they do.  Their desire to see others saved from the same eternal condemnation is a priority to them above anything else in their lives.

A liberal Christian, however, is an entirely different animal. They choose to define themselves by their beliefs and involvement in liberal movements above anything else.  These liberal movements could be anything from abortion, to gay rights, to feminism, to racial advocacy, to affirmative action, to whatever the current flavor is of the day.  Liberal Christianity can be shown in many different ways.  However, a very common method is what they simply call the “love of Jesus.” This is a very nebulous term that is, in actuality, devoid of meaning.

Liberal Christians never talk about salvation. None of them talk about what Jesus did on the cross. Rather, they focus on something else. They seem to promote a type of lifestyle that is totally dependent on self. It is all about bettering one’s self, saving one’s self, relying on one’s own strength and action, and showing fairness.

They will tell people that Jesus taught about accepting others, and for that reason, homosexuals must feel accepted and be allowed to celebrate their choice in lifestyle regardless of what the Old Testament says. They want to create a sort of utopia where everyone is fed and taken care of and nurtured.  In the mind of a liberal, the best way to accomplish that dream is through a big powerful all encompassing government that controls everything.

The liberal Christians who embrace this concept simply miss the whole aim of Christianity.  For them there is no accountability. No matter what it is, if one wants to do it and likes the way it feels, then go ahead.  There is a total embrace of everything in today’s society.  Liberal Christianity is not centered on Christ at all, but, instead, it is centered on their world and the world view.

What ends up being offered is a buffet style Christianity, allowing people to take the portions of the Bible that make them feel good while ignoring everything else.  When challenged on what they choose to believe, they tell the accuser that he is judgmental and has misquote a single verse in the Bible where Jesus told us to “judge not.”

In reality, the whole objective of that biblical verse is not to inform the reader that it is wrong to judge, but, rather, to be painfully aware of the measuring stick that is being used by God. In short, all of the warnings we find in the Bible do not mean that the act of judgment is always a negative action. The reality is that we will all be judged in the end by God’s standards as put forth in His Word.

The life of a Christian liberal is not centered on Christ nor is it based on the Bible. This is proven by their defending the right to murder an unborn child or for the homosexual lifestyle to be glorified. For this reason, a new way is needed to attract supporters. This new ideal becomes acceptable by the church because it gets the revenue up, and who couldn’t use a little more money?   But this new Christianity is being dishonest and harmful to the people who are honestly seeking salvation.

The easiest avenue to take is often a very poorly disguised New Age form of spirituality. It gives all the right connotations of being loving and having a spiritual theme.  They begin to use left-wing tactics to motivate their congregation and begin doing things that inflate a sense of self-worth and importance instead of concentrating on faith.

This New Age, feel-good faith, is not really faith at all. Rather, it takes the basic Christian structure of community and church and makes it into something more attractive to those who are secularists.  All through the history of the progressive movement are individuals who use their position inside their faith to garner support of causes that are not Biblical or church related at all. The church becomes rather an “activity center.”

Anyone can claim to be Christian. But to be a faith is to actually hold to the core beliefs of that faith. Otherwise, God is being created in their image. He becomes a god who holds only to what they want to be true. In a sense, it’s a form of idolatry.

In short, the answer to the original question is “no.”  Christianity and liberalism cannot coexist.  Once someone turns from faith in the scripture and from the laws of God, they have designed their own religion. This is America, and people are free to do that if they choose.  But please do not call it Christianity. Christianity is the coming to a relationship with God through a faith in Jesus Christ in response to the sacrifice He endured.  To call it anything else is wrong, and quite possibly evil.

Are you a Pedophile and living in fear, try California


Child Prostitution Will Be Legal In California In Two More Days

This law was passed back in September, shortly after the California legislature and Governor Brown made it legal to be a child prostitute. The new position is set to take effect on January 1, 2017.

California has been on the cutting edge – first to adopt many progressive favorites. This is a sick reminder of just how far they are willing to go.

“California Democrats legalize child prostitution”

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner

Why They Lost


I still laugh at some of my liberal friends.  They blame anything and everything for the DNC loss and the Republican win this election except for the actual real reason.  The unrelenting corruption of the Democratic party.  I think that America has seen the way the country was headed.  Obama has worked to send this country toward the path of Socialism.  With that, most Americans see Venezuela as the shining example of the things to come.  Corruption and unbridled spending by liberal politicians leads down a one way path to destruction.  Yes, I agree that Venezuela was once a great place and a tourist destination.  But what happened?  Corruption and run away spending?   Just like America?  Americans were seeing the light and working to make a change.  “Hope and Change,  Redoux.”

Unfortunately, for my liberal friends, they can’t see the error of their ways.  They blame everything from Fox, news, James Comey,  fake news stories, to the Russians for their failure.

I say, it was simply the corruption.  Hillary was corrupt to the core.  Also, by default, the Democrats thought that it was perfectly OK to use corruption to get to the White House.  Apparently not.  I’ve told my liberal friends, “if the DNC wasn’t so stinking corrupt, we would have a Socialist Democrat in the White House right now instead of Trump.  They used corruption to cheat and win against Bernie Sanders.  He was a much stronger candidate and would have easily won over Trump.

So, when it comes to electing conservative values into office, I say, thank goodness for crooked politicians.

The Crusades


I work in the inner part of Portland Oregon.  It is the center hub of liberalism in the Northwestern part of the United States.  Only San Francisco is worse.  I think I’m the only token conservative here.  I accidentally got myself into a discussion today about terrorism.  This other person claimed that the terrorism has escalated because of the “racist rhetoric spouted by the Alt Right and Donald Trump.”   I couldn’t stay mute on this one.  I said,  “If you witnessed someone saying a prayer before they eat at a dinner, or if they called you a name, would you kill them?   Of course not.”  We as Christian Americans simply want to “turn the other cheek” and be left alone to practice our faith. They believe, on the other hand,  that anyone that is not of their faith must die.   The liberals gloss over this and skip right to “not all terrorists are Muslims”  argument.  Ever notice that the terrorist events in the last fifty years,  with the exception of  the death  toll by the black on black crime in the inner cities, the rioting of Black Lives Matter, and the bombing of Timothy McVeigh, practically all terrorist events were perpetrated by radical Muslims.  There are literally hundreds.  Every time anyone from the left tries to defend the Muslims,  They say that “they were provoked.”  That’s like saying that a woman was raped because she was wearing a sexy  dress.  No, she was raped because the guy was a filthy rapist.  Then they go start talking about “the Christians were evil too…  what about the crusades?”   I will have to admit that the Christians killed a few Muslims in this period.  But I’d also like to say that the revisionists have purposely left out that the Muslims were in the process of an invasion when they were killed.  The Muslims invaded the Christian held lands.  (see the map) They flooded into Germany, England, and the Northern parts of Europe The Muslims had the option of moving back to their own countries, but they refused.  They wanted to stay in the new land and they also wanted to kill  anyone that was not of their faith. Sound familiar?  I believe that Europe is repeating history just a little… only  this time, because of the entrenched liberal government, the  end will be very different.

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