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Quote of the Day — hogewash

The moral of this story is, anything you don’t understand is dangerous until you do understand it. —Larry Niven

Quote of the Day — hogewash


Many of you will not read this article in full, so let me get to the bottom line: If you want this nation to survive for our younger and future generations……..never EVER vote for another Democrat. (Arlin Report comment)

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Let me start by just saying that it is in my humble opinion that had Hitlery been elected president back in 2016, this country in which we all live and that many of us still very much love, would, today, now be known as the nation formerly known as the United States of America.  Those who have spent any amount of time listening to this leftwing crackpot who, more than three years later, has yet to move on from her humiliating defeat, knows that to be very true!  Yet, she simply refuses to go away.

And so it was then that everyone’s least favorite two time loser in the arena of presidential politics, Hitlery, on Monday actually accused the Republicans of pursuing a “#SelfDeal” and even blamed the president for the lack of immediate economic relief for the American people during the coronavirus ‘pandemic’, even though it was the Democrats…

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ARLIN REPORT……..CHANGED MY PAGE LOOK A BIT…….. soul searching? bear with me!

Bear with me for just a bit, this may be a little longer in text than I have written in quite awhile. Hope you stay with it! 🙂

I had this big ARLIN REPORT head page from the beginning of my blogging experience. I feel like I needed to change the colors and the heading a bit, things have gone kind of dull, or stale. That’s how I felt. I haven’t exactly attracted a lot of new readers. Some, because you saw the same old page day after day for about 3-4 years now. Also, my posts, my messages have given me the same feeling. SOMETIMES change is good. I like the beach scene above, maybe it will have a calming effect, for me and for those interested enough in reading.

I think things have gotten worn out in my writing. I never set out to change the world, but maybe just have a little influence on some. Hopefully a positive influence. By that, just to give a perspective, maybe a different perspective, something to give YOU something to think about. I think an old guy (67) from Missouri, who has been around a bit should be able to do that, to an extent. I’d like to continue on though by being more positive, less critical, more understanding or at least from my part try to be more understanding, even from those I totally do not get, do not understand. After all, I have not experienced all they or you have experienced.

HERE IS MY MOST (I think) IMPORTANT THOUGHT TODAY, (and I’d like to keep this going forward as kind of a theme): If we lived in a world that reaches out to every (any) country, a state, a county/region and a community and we all AGREED on everything all the time; how many cliffs would we fall off? How many train wrecks would we have? How many paths would we take and stay on so long that it only led us to danger or darkness because there was no one to lead us out of those traps; no one gave us an option or alternative routes? We are going to make bad decisions, take the wrong road (even when we have the same destination). We will get off path, sometimes change our direction our course……… We’ll find out what works and what doesn’t. We are capable of adaption. We need to work together, even when we have different perspectives. Putting it all together should be our strength, not our weakness.

We as a nation should face the toughest problems, the toughest issues from different (all) angles TOGETHER. That means listening, speaking up. That also means with patience. Perspective, many perspectives should be sought, not rejected. We will not agree on everything. We won’t. The greatest teacher that once walked this planet told us that. We didn’t listen very well. Look where we are! He saw this coming. We see hate because why? Because we think differently, because your perspective is different than mine? I know that greed, greed for power, corruption and many other multiple things get in the way. So how can we be patient, listen, and share our different ideas, try and understand one another when we have such road blocks from those that only want it their way. We already have the answer……… we need patience, and working together and to be quite honest, that will take great perspective and patience. We will also need adaption, we will need many ideas, alternatives. The most important of which is UNITY.

Being united DOES NOT MEAN WE WILL AGREE ON EVERYTHING, WE WON’T. We’ll have to have more understanding. One of which is we “must” understand that we “won’t understand” everything.

How can he or she think that way? I can not understand how can they possibly think that way! I just confessed to something about myself right there, ‘it is me that does not understand’. I don’t understand because I haven’t listened, maybe been patient enough, or I just never experienced what they have experienced. I haven’t walked in their shoes. I may never understand, but I should understand I won’t always understand. Or if I do understand or begin to, I STILL MAY NOT AGREE. That is okay. I need to (here you go) understand that!

We are the greatest nation in the world. Part of, a great part of, the reason for that is we are the most diverse nation in the world (or one of anyway). But we have become divided, divided because of our diversity, and our diverse different perspectives. We have let corruption and greed lead us. They have divided us. They have taken our strengths as a diversified united nation and split us apart. Diversity is a weapon now. It should be…….but one that keeps us united not divided.

Together, we must weed out those that want to divide us, those that use hate to further divide us. Is it too late? I don’t know. It’s late and it’s getting later. I don’t have all the answers, that’s why I need you, we need each other, to pull us back together. We’ll disagree, you know that right, you know that by now, I hope. We can disagree on things, but stay united. I really believe that. We may go down some wrong roads (you or I didn’t agree on but agreed to go together)…….we have before, but along the way we can keep it together, we can make some adaptions along the way. We can change the course if needed………. but most importantly we can do it together, STAY UNITED. We may have a train wreck here and there……..but we can crash together……get up, get back on track and go a different way. We’ll survive.

Hate and division are tearing us apart. Jesus took 12 men, with different occupations, different ideas, different religious beliefs (if no belief), as diverse as could be. His last commandment to them, “Love one another as I have loved you”. With all those different personalities and diversity “Love one another as I have loved you”. Sent them out into the world to teach just that, (along with He died for our sins, and whoever believes in me shall live in paradise with me…..but that came later, after the resurrection). He knew and taught them they would not agree on everything, especially on policy, administration and legislation. But…….. He instructed them to STAY UNITED…….. even when some would be arrested, persecuted, and executed…… STAY UNITED. Christianity changed the world……. Nero feared it, because it was stronger than his army. Western culture was shaped by Christianity.

We are one nation under God! We are the United States of America…….not the Divided States of America.

I want to understand what I don’t yet understand. It’s early Spring, let’s start the weed and feeding process……..together. We have some weeds that don’t want to go away, they’ve been around too long.

KOMMONSENTSJANE – MONDAY FUNNIES. The skunk lurking in the shadows. — kommonsentsjane

Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents. January 20, 2020 https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/monday-funnies-30 The SKUNK LURKING IN THE SHADOWS: https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/monday-funnies-30 kommonsentsjane

KOMMONSENTSJANE – MONDAY FUNNIES. The skunk lurking in the shadows. — kommonsentsjane


They think by doing this it releases them from any guilt. Of course you have to have a conscience to have any guilt, but I guess they think they do. It takes away credibility, they don’t have to play by any rules of order. Though they suggest they do. Which means lying is acceptable. We’ve seen that from Adam Schiff and Nadler both. (by Arlin Report/Arlin Luttrell) May Gob Bless America and guide us through a new year!

Who is Nadler without the vote of the people to make this decision? Does he think he is God? Who does he think he is – he has no authority to make this move. No more God in the People’s House. Democrats have removed it from”swearing in” – in front of the House Democrats/Republicans. The […]


arlin report thought(s) of the day: dumbing-down vs. wearing-down

Since I am a follower of politics and civics and often write my opinion on the subjects, particularly current events, I woke this morning not really wanting to write or speak on anything political. Why do I feel that way I asked myself. So why? Other than sometimes you just need a break from your daily routine, what other reason could there be? I don’t think in my case it is due to dumbing-down. I believe I am beyond that.

I grew up in a time we were taught civics, current events and studied the U.S. and state constitutions (Missouri) in high school. You had to pass both tests to move on. In college, as a Political Science major, we did have a lot of book learning but got mostly lectured on what the professors wanted us to know, which was their interpretation of nearly everything. Interestingly, my grade point average in my major was lower than the other subjects I studied (C average). Psychology subjects (B+). Yep, I may have missed my calling. Except, I may be interrelating the two. Their is definitely psychology to politics, I see little politics in psychology.

So, is my lack of interest today due to being worn down? I believe today’s government/elected officials on the national level in particular may have a wearing-down process. The current impeachment inquiry hearings is a perfect example. Everything we hear, is repeated and repeated like a broken record. It just keeps spinning as it is never turned off (spinning, two versions of spinning here applies). The American public does get tired of it. Too, if you hear something over and over, you (may) tend to believe it. That’s one aspect of psychology in/of politics………get in your head by wearing you down. It is different than the dumbing-down process, keeping knowledge away/keeping us ignorant.

Just look at many of the young protesters today. They know not what they protest. They have little to no knowledge. Its just what they’ve been led to believe; not an idea, just a person. Hate Trump! Why? They can’t tell you why, except he talks mean. Not bad, just mean, listen to their own language. Where’d they learn it? As my father would say…… “take your bar talk somewhere else!”. Oh yeah, he told me that once……..or twice.

So, lets be blunt, dumbing-down (and it is a designed process, this ain’t no accident) is to keep us ignorant. Now I know many will be “offended” by that word, but it is a meaningful term.

definition of Ignorant


lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man, lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics. uninformed; unaware, due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.

So, it isn’t all your fault. No I am not calling you, the reader of this post ignorant. If your reading my blog you aren’t. Most any way, but they have been dumbing-down our children for decades now. They don’t teach what we from my generation were taught. They only teach what they want us to know now. Its been that way for a long time.

Let us not get wore down. They’ll slip whatever they want past us if we do. To be honest, we’re smarter than they are. Who is they? You know who I am talking about. I said we’re smarter than they are. We now have those dumbed-down in the ruling positions. I avoided saying ruling class.

Take a break when needed. Then return aware. Use your voice………speak up, write-up, keep them in their place, remove them with our votes. We have much work to do. Not all are bad……..but it is overwhelming how much ignorance shows. The scary part, much is by design and some know exactly what they are doing. The Deep State is real.

They’ll never wear me down.



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You don’t need to be 6’3″ tall and weigh 250 lbs. to be President of the United States.   Being big, strong and physically fit like Arnold can have an intimidating advantage, but it certainly isn’t a qualifying requirement.  Other characteristics are more vital, like brains, ability to think logically, sincerity, knowledgeable of domestic and world matters go along way.   HOWEVER!

Does appearance matter, yes even size?   Last evening while occasionally dropping in on the Democratic debate, one thing stood out to me.  Elizabeth Warren with her tiny physic despite her speaking and debating experience looks meek compared to all the others.   While Warren may have fared better than the rest on stage with the tongue, her ability to speak may be her greatest asset.  Lots of people can speak, ramble on for hours but have little to no substance.  Even I can speak (and write) and say absolutely nothing.  Elizabeth comes out with a new policy nearly everyday, makes it brief but as most candidates NEVER SAY HOW!

Backing off from interruptions and multiple people speaking at once comes from being an experienced well trained debater.  Let the other people shoot themselves in the foot.  When it comes down to one-on-one, it will be more difficult even for Warren.   Eventually, she’ll need more substance……some substance.

On the big stage, an international stage…… will meekness matter?   While Warren may not be meek vocally, that physical appearance (tiny and meek) may be taken advantage of by others.   We will see if her own co-candidates learn to take advantage.   It appeared she came on strong but then faded (gee I actually agree with something from MSNBC) when others on stage got louder.

This was my impression of Warren, okay she can talk……..but wow she looks small, very, very small.  Does size matter?