Hi -- Stinky is my name and politics is my game! Boy did I feel at home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC from January 1993 up until January 20, 2001! The smell was really to my liking -- it was as if thousands of my relatives were having a gigantic family reunion! Well, as you may suspect, I've had to vacate the White House -- the new occupants are so much different! But CR has decided to permit this area to be a sort of archive in addition to the Slick Willie Archives already in place. I'll still be hanging around though, so look for me here and there. So long as there are people like Ted Kennedy, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters, and others of their breed in Congress, I'll feel right at home in the Senate and House of Representatives! If your memories of the Clintonista period begin to fade, you can revive them in this area!"I am not against cutting taxes." -- said by Bill Clinton back in the distant past -- so then he vetoed the $792 billion tax cut proposal on 99/09/23 and with the ever present forked tongue tried to justify why he did it -- he is in the same league with the notorious son of Solomon who refused to ease up on the tax burdens of the people a long, long time ago! Result: you don't even want to know, because that's where we are! And how about digesting this! When Bill Clinton entered the White House, federal taxes amounted to 17.8% of the gross domestic product -- that's the total of everything all of our people and companies produced. After Mr. Clinton's biggest tax increase in history, the federal tax take is now 20.7% of all we produce! Ok, now you can take a bottle of Tums for your tummy!
* See an update just below after the appropriate commentary from God's revelation and the Index!
So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.
-- Isaiah 59:14,15 (NIV)
Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.
-- Psalm 94:20,21 (NKJV)
"I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, 'I will not hear.' This has been your manner from your youth, that you did not obey My voice."
-- Jeremiah 22:21 (NKJV)
Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city! She has not obeyed His voice, she has not received correction; she has not trusted in the LORD, she has not drawn near to her God. Her princes in her midst are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave not a bone till morning. Her prophets are insolent, treacherous people; her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
--- Zephaniah 3:1-4 (NKJV)
* Well, look at this -- a 350 billion dollar tax cut -- yes, that's what he's saying -- a 350 billion tax cut proposal! Talk about chameleon talent -- you see what's going on here, don't you? One of the biggest bribes in history and it's sort of legal! It's election year -- Al Bore (oops, I mean Gore -- how do I get that mixed up?) is in trouble -- what can we do? Why bribe the American people -- dangle the carrot of a big tax cut in front of them! And hope for the best when it comes time to enter the voting booth! Talk about being the "slickest" of the slick!
As you cross over the border you may see a very special Arkansas Sign -- thanks to connections, you can see it with the click of a mouse!!
February 12, 1999, the new date which will "live in infamy" replacing December 7, 1941 -- there were those who labeled Reagan the "Teflon Don" -- hah! Reagan was an amateur when it comes to the issue of who is qualified for the "Teflon Don" title! The SLICK ONE wins it hands down, thanks in great measure to a number of amoral and spineless members of the U.S. Congress who refused to unanimously vote for impeachment, as well as finding this new "Teflon Don" guilty as charged in that mockery of justice in the U.S. Senate -- but take heart, folks, God will ultimately write the last chapter in this putrid happening, and members of Congress will have no vote, but with the intelligence that some have displayed, someone will probably propose a resolution that God is not permitted to interfere :-((
Ah, a president who has the brilliant idea of pushing through more gun "control" legislation with the idea that it will take care of the violence in our schools and elsewhere! Will it? Go to Congress, gun legislation, and our culture problem! Now this guy wouldn't be entertaining thoughts of total confiscation of all firearms down the road a ways would he? One fellow's response to this was on a bumper sticker: "They'll get my gun when they pry it off my dead fingers!"
Ah, don't forget -- this is the guy that has a file cabinet full of "executive orders" that can be issued in the blink of an eye in case of a real or "manufactured" crisis which can change what is supposed to be a republic into a merciless dictatorship of the first magnitude -- hmmm, would it be possible to nullify elections or defy a two term limit in the event of some "crisis" -- real or manufactured?????? Oooops - there I go, wondering out loud again! Back in days of the "Balkan War" one was issued designating certain areas in the Balkans as a "combat zone" -- oooooh -- what would you do if this guy designated your home town as a combat zone by executive order -- interesting that this comes from something called Internal Revenue Code -- the American version of the Nazi Gestapo!
Ah, just look at how this guy is praised even beyond high heaven for supposedly getting the economy up and running in high gear -- the Dow finally broke past 10,000 -- whooooeeeiii! Before we uncork the Jack Daniels to celebrate, take a good look at The Public Debt -- on the other hand, maybe you will need that Jack Daniels after all, down to the very last 100 proof drop! You only stretch a rubber band so far, and guess what? Take a look at what the national debt was when Willie took office and what it is now! Reducing the deficit??? That's like popping a pimple on a terminal cancer victim and shouting "Everything is OK!"
This area is devoted to subject matter that relates to the person who occupies what many consider to be the most powerful position in the world. What kind of person should this individual be? Very few citizens any more are really concerned that this person be one whose total lifestyle, private and public, be one that reflects a value system as revealed by the living God Who created this universe and Who gave a command that says, "Be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy."
Tell me now -- is it REALLY expecting too much that our political leaders exhibit the qualities of a Joshua, for instance, whose far reaching influence by example and teaching brought the ancient Israelites under the rich and bountiful blessings of Almighty God? Do we dare to pray that God will raise up a leader who will display the spirit, wisdom and convictions of Joshua? Go ahead, and read for yourself in Joshua 1 and Judges 2:7-15 and see how this godly man prepared himself for responsible leadership and the influence he had -- but also read what happened when God's standards were obviously abandoned by successive leadership -- as demonstrated by the kind of leadership we presently have!
Ah, that most glorious moment in American life -- happens every year in January -- the president's State of the Union message -- happened in '99 and wow, how about this last hurrah in January 2000 -- no wonder his popularity ratings go through the roof -- any time you promise people everything including the moon and the kitchen sink, you will be heralded from the house tops as their 'savior' -- doesn't matter if you have alley cat morals -- did it blow away that messy Senate trial? Well, with high popularity ratings, the mock trial sort of got blown out of the water!
And how about this matter of pampering the Chinese -- with what they were given and what they stole, they have bridged the generation gap in the missle department! Will the Chinese give generous campaign contributions to get Al Gore into the White House too? Ah, nothing like SLICK (and SLIMY) politics is there?
September 18, 1999 -- hey, remember some months back when Willie "threatened" North Korea about their missles, etc. -- as noted in Slick Willie Archives, he really had them shaking in their shoes, and now, in an AP news release, the headlines read, "N. Korea gets lift -- Clinton ends 49 years of economic sanctions"
And just what were the circumstances? Well, here is part of the quote --President Clinton lifted a half-century of restrictions on trade, travel and banking against North Korea on Friday, rewarding the impoverished communist nation for agreeing not to test missiles that could strike as far as Alaska or Hawaii. Clinton's decision was the most sweeping gesture toward North Korea since the Korean War...."
What else is there to say -- that original threat sure put them in their place didn't it?
Just a small aside! A former restaurant employee in our area some time back filed sexual harassment charges against a couple of guys at management level -- among other things she alleges that they made certain remarks about parts of her body and also talked about oral sex! Best defense these guys have -- just say they are following the example of our president and living by his moral standards -- after all, he is the nation's leader and the one who sets the example for all citizens, including our youth, does he not???????????
"CLINTON LIBRARY INCOMPLETE WITHOUT THESE ARTIFACTS…"
Bill Clinton in a press conference on July 21, 1999 made reference to the fact that he would be watching next year’s elections as “Joe Citizen.” To the news hounds assembled for the occasion WJC said, “Every political question you ask me from now on, I’m going to pretend that I’m living back in Little Rock already and I’m working on my presidential library……”
Barrett Kalellis in the Detroit News has shown his concern for the future Clinton Library by stating, "… As a public-spirited gesture, and since the project is yet in the planning stages, I would like to modestly suggest that the curator of the Clinton library consider the following list of items for procurement. Not only would these mementos clearly represent many of the defining moments of Clinton’s political life, but they would be sure to keep the attendance in Little Rock at record levels for years to come."
- A full-figured navy blue dress.
- A photographic film of presidential DNA genomes.
- A marijuana roach, smoked but never inhaled.
- A copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, personally dedicated to a Miss Monica Lewinsky.
- A volume of Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis (a reference work for the enrichment of library patrons).
- Bill Clinton’s December 1969 "I loathe the military" letter to Col. Eugene Holmes, breaking his promise to enter the Arkansas Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
- A clip of memorable Clinton "That woman" declaration (in video loop format for continuous play).
- Confirmation receipt to Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) for one day’s profitable trades in cattle futures.
- Press photo of Arkansas Boys Nation delegate Clinton shaking President John F. Kennedy’s hand, with the "I want to be just like you" gleam in young Bill’s eyes.
- One box of Rose Law Firm Whitewater billing records (newly discovered).
- Leather chair from the Madison Guaranty Savings office, in which a sweaty Bill Clinton put the blocks to David Hale for a $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal.
- Missing Vince Foster office files, purloined in the dead of night by scurrying HRC minions.
- Life-size diorama of Craig Livingstone seated at desk, rifling through 900 FBI files of Republican officials.
- Wax figure of Hillary Clinton in her "pretty-in-pink" press conference dress.
- Wall chart diagramming the "vast right-wing conspiracy" network, with heavy explanatory tome (including recent supplement listing Arkansas haters) on hanging chain.
- One pair of presidential boxer shorts.
- Gennifer Flowers’ under-the-bed audiotape cassettes, for earphone playback listening.
- Working animatronic model of Clinton in Blues Brothers garb, playing Thank Heaven for Little Girls on alto saxophone.
- One copy of the Office of the Independent Counsel’s Report to Congress, September 1998.
- Scorecard of a Clinton golf game in which he claimed to "break 80," with annotation listing holes with multiple mulligans, foot wedges and six-foot gimmes.
- Large four-color flowchart of original Clinton’s Byzantine 1994 health care proposal (on loan from Bob Dole).
- "Soul-cleansing" David Watkins memo with HRC’s "We need the slots" directives in White House Travel Office firings.
- Framed "grip and grin" photograph of Bill, Hillary and Johnny Chung in the Oval Office.
- A signed letter from William Jefferson Clinton resigning the presidency.
[Source: The Federalist Brief 20 July 1999 #99-29]
Alvin Looks at Politics!
"Oh, hello -- did I see you back on Range 1? My name is Alvin and I don't have a last name like you earthlings. You see, God gives us only a first name because there are no duplications -- everyone has a different name. On my planet there is only one Alvin, and I am he. You can call me Alvin the Alien if you wish. I have been looking around on your earth and I admit I am very perplexed. Your leaders in government, for example -- you sure have a problem! Ours for instance live by the moral code that the God of this universe established. They are faithful to their mates, they never lie, they govern in the best interest of the people, their income is in keeping with the average income of the citizens they are representing, they do not abuse their power and position by arranging for excessive benefits for themselves which you earthlings refer to as "perks", they never impose excessive taxes, they keep our government and nation out of debt, and we all live in peace -- we need no military apparatus because we don't ever have wars! My planet is like what you earthlings sometimes refer to as "heaven" -- you should see it! Well, I need to explore this situation more -- my people won't believe this when I try to tell them -- I expect some will say, "You must have made a visit to hell!"
Read a rabbi's response to Clinton's pastor's effort to put the president and King David of ancient Israel in the same league -- the rabbi should be given some kind of award for what can be nothing less than the perfect response to Clinton's propaganda supporters! (Source - Jerusalem News).
In response to U.S. President Clinton's pastor, who was quoted yesterday as saying that King David committed similar transgressions to those of the U.S. President, Rabbi Yossi Sarid of Mevaseret Zion drew certain key distinctions between the two situations. Speaking on (Arutz-7) this week, Rabbi Sarid noted that whereas Clinton was reproved publicly, and still did not admit his sins until forced to, King David was reproved privately by the prophet Natan, and still chose to confess his sin publicly, and even wrote about it in his Psalms. President Clinton lied and resisted pressure over a period of months until he was brought before a grand jury, noted Rabbi Sarid, and only then did he finally admit his misdeeds; King David wholeheartedly repented in direct response to Natan's first reproof. "The true test of a person's greatness," said Rabbi Sarid, "is the extent to which he grows from the crisis that has befallen him."
This is a letter that is sent on a regular basis to the President and copies from time to time to members of the Congress. This is a new "revised edition" as of July 27, 1999. The older edition is found in the Slick Willie Archives.
President William J. Clinton
Dear Mr. President:
This is to inform you that Almighty God is calling this nation, all its leaders and its citizens, to full repentance now!
This demands that we honestly acknowledge our past acts of idolatrous practices, unethical actions, immoral conduct and involvement in such, and the manipulation of individuals and groups for selfish purposes.
Our media culture has saturated our society with expressions of explicit violence, immorality, vulgarity, occultism, and death. Our young have been powerfully influenced by all this and now too often express the same in their personal experiences at school, at home, and in public places!
While our nation has a lot of things going for it to invite the judgment wrath of God, the greatest abomination over the last 26 years has been the systematic destruction of over 38 million unborn children at the rate of more than 4,000 on an every day basis! Most tragic is the fact that this horrible practice has the sanction of many political, judicial, and religious leaders.
You and the members of the Congress can make a positive contribution in leading the way by personal example and boldly declaring that we need to come back to a holy God while there is still time to do so. (See 2 Chronicles 7:14 & 2 Chronicles 36:11-16).
Clayton D. Harriger
Belsano PA 15922
"I know that rabbit is around here somewhere!"
Letter to local newspaper editors
Pragmatism: in philosophy, a system which tests the validity of all concepts by their practical results.
Pragmatic: pragmatical; meddlesome, officious, conceited, etc. Officious means offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome.
--- from Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary
August 18, 1998
Whatever all may be said about Bill Clinton with still another moral quicksand dilemma from which he masterfully seeks to extricate himself, it must be recognized that he may possibly be the most brilliant pragmatist ever to occupy the presidency.
The man has the uncanny ability to change quicker than a chameleon shifted from a green background to one that is brown. To add insult to injury this charade is all dressed up in a religious cloak for an hour or so on Sunday mornings.
What significant contribution has Clinton made to the country? He has been a role model for your youth, demonstrating that it doesn’t matter what is correct or incorrect, right or wrong, true or false, moral or immoral, so long as one’s actions and explanations at any given moment insure your retention of position and power!
A dedicated pragmatist will always employ whatever method and language he deems necessary in any situation in order to reach a desired goal.
While Clinton tries to take credit for a thriving economy, the hard reality is that it is more the implemented policy of Greenspan and the Federal Reserve that has moved the country to what deceptively appears to be an era of prosperity. Why is it that no one points out what the national debt was when Clinton took office and what it is now? That is what will puncture this rainbow colored bubble of a “booming” economy! It’s not a matter of whether it will happen, but simply how soon!
Perhaps the feelings of a majority of this country’s citizens were best articulated by a woman from California on a radio talk show who declared, “We know he’s (Clinton) a liar, but we like him anyway!”
Sometimes God in His mysterious ways of doing things and in dealing with a people who, along with their president, make a lot noise in claiming to be His people, gives them what they want but in the process they end up very famished and blighted in soul (Psalm 106:15). It is obvious that such a time as that has now arrived!
Still contending (Jude 3,4)
Clayton D. Harriger
Methodist Pastor, Retired
Oooops! Due to a drastic change in DC as of January 20, 2001, the following email links are no longer operable. Eventually there will be new links in other areas of the Range by which you will be able to contact the president, vice president, etc. I couldn't help but noticing the look on CR's face as he asked me to do a little announcing here -- he had the excited look of a kid at Christmas time as he removed the email links to the Clinton's and the Gore's -- it was a most enjoyable time for him
Go ahead now, while you're in the mood -- fire off an Email to the president -- just click on Penelope, our letter eating toad, and the letter form will pop up -- then just type in what's on your heart and click on SEND -- so do it! Penelope has already pre-addressed it for you. She's been a big help around here in the mail department :-))
Better yet, send copies to the other members of the "Executive Hierarchy" of the United States -- all pre-addressed of course to make it easier for you to make known your concerns: Hillary Clinton; V. President Al Gore; Tipper Gore.
Troubled about the moral, ethical and spiritual chaos our society is experiencing? Disturbed as you see life de-valued, the culture unraveling at the seams, and leadership that has no sense of God given values? Visit CR's Prayer Boot Camp for some suggestions on using a "weapon" we fail to use as often as we should! You can return here after you work out at the camp!
Consider this -- -- most of our nation's chaos -- spiritual, political, moral, ethical, cultural, educational, economical, etc. is due to the invasion of alien "deities" which have captured the affection and devotion of millions of Americans -- they just won't admit it, but go to Popular Deities of American Culture! and see for yourself! It is a further challenge to pray as we have never prayed before!
Now Open! Be sure to visit the Slick Willie Archives -- a collection of comments and observations of past time concerning guess who? You can return here after checking out the Archives.
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Clayton D. Harriger