A Nurse With Attitude

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

Oregon Age of Consent … 15 for Transsexuals

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Call It Like It Is

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Today Donald Trump appointed Ben Carson to the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Immediately after this appointment,  Nancy Pelosi made a statement.  She said  “Dr. Ben Carson is an incompetent.  He is disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex as this.  What experience does he have?”

Neurosurgeon,  Ben Carson is a brilliant man.  I find this quiet funny that our current President was only a “community organizer” prior to his dropping into public office.   Strangely enough, anytime anyone, (including myself) makes a statement about Obama’s competency, or the current state of this country under his guidance, is immediately scorned as a racist.  “You are critical of our great President because he is black!” they say.  I say, “no, I’m criticizing him because he’s an incompetent Marxist boob.  It has nothing to do with his color at all.”  But that all falls on deaf ears at this point.

I have only one question about all of this,  Why is it only the  left can enjoy actual “freedom of speech,” while all of us conservatives are still bound by the laws of political correctness?    The liberals can say anything they wish.  It was this way for Condoleezza Rice, Allen West and then again for Herman Cain.  But we can’t say anything critical about Obama, or anyone of color without being a “racist.”   Why hasn’t anyone called out Nancy Pelosi?  Why hasn’t anyone called Nancy a racist?

Shotgun Reloading

 

I’ve done a lot of reloading in my time.  It’s usually limited to  long range rifle because I think that my measurements are better than factory.  And thus my shooting is usually a little better than the guy who simply uses factory ammo.   When you get way out there past 600 yards,  the littlest thing can screw with your accuracy.  I don’t know, it may be just practice, OCD,  or superstition, but that’s what works with me.   I’ve never really tried shotgun reloading because the rounds are not too expensive and word precision is not a key in anything you do with a shotgun.  But many years ago, I got a MEC Jr. reloader in a yard sale.  It was included in a huge box with some rifle dies and a bunch of Barnes .30 cal bullets, an RCBS powder measure and some other cool stuff.  Anyway,  I put the machine back in the box and dumped it into the basement.

Fast forward to present,  the wife says, “you need to clean out some of this junk down here… some of it hasn’t been used in years…”

I  racked my brain to repurpose some of the old stuff.  I mean, you can never know when you might need reloading stuff or survival gear.   The zombie attack,  terrorists,  economic collapse, or even the Pock-e-lips.  You may never know.  I’m thinking three hours after the trash man drives off is precisely when you will desperately need that special survival thingy… life or death….”ARRRGGGGHH, NOOOO!”

So to prevent the wife from calling the “Got Junk” man, I start reloading some shotgun shells.   I was beginning with very low expectations, but I was amazingly surprised.  This is actually great.

Because of the natural tendency to NOT be a precision instrument,  the shotgun is amazingly forgiving.  I’ve found that you can load practically anything in a shotgun shell… and I mean anything!

I’ve experimented with ball berings, I’ve made door breaching loads with play-doh.  I’ve made different types of slugs with different types of fins and stabilization ideas.  It’s crazy fun and has opened up a whole new level of experimentation.  I’m now working on something based on what Joe Biden once said about the shotgun being the best for home defense.  I’m trying to find something that is crazy lethal to intruders, yet won’t go through two layers of sheetrock  and travel on to unintended victims like a family member or neighbor.  So far,  the little 20gr flechette is best.  They penetrate into anything, yet they distort and curve away in crazy directions once they enter.  I’ll send more pics of what’s best, incase any of you want to try it.

Who Is We?

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I have had enough of hearing Obama say  “This is not who we are as a nation.”   He says this in practically every speech he gives and I still don’t get who the hell he is talking about.

*  Letting perverts into a girls locker rooms and bathrooms is not who I am.

*  Bringing in Muslim refugees from around the globe without knowing who they are is not who I am.

*  Letting illegal immigrants in by the millions across the southern border is not who I am. *  Providing free healthcare for people with no ambition while fleecing the people who do work to subsidize them is not who I am.

*  Letting  mentally ill people into positions of power in the Pentagon is not who I am.

*  Allowing alphabet agencies destroy business’s across the country in the name of climate change is not who I am.

*  Having the Vice President claim the American peoples support for Turkeys’ Erdogan is not who I am.

*  Giving a terrorist-run country billions of dollars and nuclear capability is not who I am. *  Allowing a radical black activist cult to repeatedly enter into the White House is not who I am.

*  Releasing terrorists back into the battlefield to kill more Americans is not who I am.

*  Putting the country into debt more than every previous President combined is not who I am.

*  Allowing militant minority groups to sue a business because of their wacko beliefs is not who I am.

I am a hard working, hard partying, father of three that believes in less government, secure borders, and a moral code of conduct for a society that has devolved into chaos. I am God fearing man who thinks that welfare should have a sunset time frame, illegals are not allowed access to tax payer benefits, each state should be allowed to regulate themselves, gay people can be gay but not militant, minorities should be held to the same standards as everyone else and given no preferential treatment. Illegal immigrant criminals held in our jails and prisons should be returned to their homelands, and a very large wall should be constructed on our southern border.

That is who I am.  Not everyone believes the way I do which is fine, I have never claimed that what I believe is what we are as a nation, that would be foolish.

So before you talk for me and my fellow Americans remember at least half of us are nothing like you.  A majority of Americans were not part of  the “Choom Gang,” and we are not closet Muslims.  We did not get special access to college, did not start a grievance business as a community organizer, did not gain affirmative action access to the senate, and did not become POTUS due to the color of their skin (instead of character). So before you say “It’s not who we are” remember we are nothing like you and never will be….so shut the hell up about “Who We Are” because you have no idea.

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