Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1. intense sexual desire or appetite.
2. uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness.
3. a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually followed by for  ): a lust for power. 
4. ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: an enviable lust for life.

1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another's property.
2. to wish for, especially eagerly: He won the prize they all coveted.
verb (used without object)
3. to have an inordinate or wrongful desire.
1.the material world, especially as surrounding humankind and existing independently of human activities.
2. the natural world as it exists without human beings or civilization.
3. the elements of the natural world, as mountains, trees, animals, or rivers.
4. natural scenery.
5. the universe, with all its phenomena.
Is it wrong to look at a member of the opposite sex with admiration and attraction?  Judeo - Christian ethics  admonish most forms of "Lust" and equate it with Lasciviousness.  The verb Covet is usually preceded by the words "Thou shall not".
and ends with, "They Neighbor's ________ " (fill in the hole) No pun intended.
If you look at the Webster dictionary definitions of Lust and Covet, it gives the religious admonishments a slightly different meaning.  Jesus said: "Who so ever looks upon another woman, has committed lust in his heart".  Does that mean that if I stand and drool at the cover of the Sports Illustrated's Kate Upton swim suit issue, I'm going to hell? 
I say NO ! (emphatically)
If I live next door to Kate Upton and watch her sun bathe then go borrow a cup of sugar with a condom in my back pocket? Is that lust? Yup.
Thou Shalt not COVET thy Neighbors wife.  (Or Car or House etc...)  Does this mean that if I look at my neighbor's Ferrari and say: "Golly gee; I wish I had one of those".  And I start a savings account for my 308, is that Coveting my neighbors car?
Again, NOPE !!!!
If I say: "Golly gee I want my neighbor's car". Then I wait until my neighbor goes out of town and I break into his garage and hot wire his 308 and hide it in a storage space across town; was that coveting?  Yes.  Same goes for my neighbors wife.  But thank god in my neighborhood, I don't have such temptations.  (But you get the Idea) You've heard the famous wife saying look but don't touch.  I say, Judeo - Christian ethics say look but don't plan.  Or look but don't think with (key word) Wanton.
Why do men enjoy staring at naked attractive women?  Why does Cosmopolitan sell (or use to sell) millions of magazines with articles that start out "Have better sex...."? It's because our maker designed us to be fruitful and to multiply.  One of the many side effects of Estrogen and Testosterone is a "chemical" attraction to the opposite sex.  In the pre-media days, I'm sure looks were based on health. (I've a great article on why we find certain people attractive).  It's nature.  It's the same physiology that makes dogs in heat "present" and males try to "Spread their DNA".  It's natural to stand and stare at a beautiful woman or guy.  To go any further determines if you are lusting or coveting.  If not; you're just acting the way you were wired. (well, for most of us) The ability to know the difference is what separates us from the animal kingdom.

Monday, October 28, 2013


I believe in "The Higher Power".  Some call Him "Source Energy" The term "Great Divine" has also been used. 
But the concept of Free Will demands that we have an "Antagonist".  Some use the terms Satan, Lucifer or Beelzebub.  Let's just use the term "The Devil".  Be ye not deceived; the Devil is a formidable opponent.  He prowls around the planet like a lion looking to devour his prey. 
When I look back at some of the most thoughtless decisions I made growing up, I chalked it up to immaturity.  Recently Fox host Bill O'Reilly has been on a campaign blaming the breakdown of the family unit for the crime and violence in mostly inner city neighborhoods and I believe to a degree he is correct.  But in a land where "Free Will" is a coveted privilege, what makes fatherless boys choose violence over productivity?  Is it man's basic nature to hurt their fellow man?
I suggest that Satan or the Devil has a greater influence on the fatherless child than the mother alone.  I come from a very fractured home.  My mom died when I was 11 and my father passed when I was in the middle of the Pacific ocean in 1976.  I was still (In spiritual terms) a child.  I was lucky in that I had some positive influences placed in my life.  Leroy Stuckey got me Baptized at the age of 17.  Trust me, I had no Idea what I was doing nor did I have any concept or relationship with the Supreme Being or his Son.  But I went through the motions. 
I think I became a prime slice of beef for Satan as I made some hurtful, desperate, even "foolish" decisions that would have massive unintended consequences.  There were many times when my own stupidity could have landed me in jail.  But for some unexplainable reason, something would happen and I would be overlooked.  I called it luck back then, but as my spirit has grown, I realize that God must have seen something in this worthless human that wasn't so worthless. 
I'm not saying you should blame Satan for your poor decisions in life.  I'm AM saying Thank your Source Energy/Supreme Being/Creator/Higher Power or "God" for allowing you to continue in this learning experience we call life ~ Ace Andres

Sunday, October 13, 2013

They're Gone. A whole Generation


American Culture

Since I moved to Nevada, I've been haunted by the ghosts of Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr. and of course Elvis.  Somewhere in Vegas I'm sure Wayne Newton is still entertaining.  But there was a whole generation of beautiful Music that got kicked to the curb by "Race" Music/Rock and Roll. 
As a Musician, I could sit and watch Jimmy Stewart play "Glenn Miller" in the Glenn Miller Story which starred some of our country's greatest Iconic musicians from Louis Armstrong to Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa.  Back in the 1930's our country was opening a new present called pop music.  Musicians were becoming popular.
As a Musician, I could stand and play Jimi Hendrix riffs all night long.  But in the back of my mind, I know none of it would have been possible had Glenn Miller not taken music into a "Popular" direction.  This would eventually lead to kids waiting for Elvis and Buddy Holly to ride into town. 
In the cities, Singers, Crooners like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were fronting the big bands.  It was Sinatra that plowed the road for Elvis.  Elvis once said the singer he "admired" the most was Dean Martin.  This is not to be confused with the time he called Roy Orbison: "The greatest Singer in the World".  Elvis admired Dino's voice and his acting ability. (See the Elvis song: "Loving You")
But I was sadly disappointed this morning when I did the math and realized that the Bobby Soxers that loved the Rat Pack are now in nursing homes at best. I always considered those in their 70's as being the audience for Cultural American swing.  But if you do the math; those 70 year olds probably got high to the "Iron Butterfly".  Many Woodstockers are now in nursing homes. 
Perhaps Harry Connick Jr. and Brian Setzer are the only ones left to tell a wonderful story of dance halls and spinning mirror balls.  The Rat Pack is in heaven with Glenn Miller and Marilyn Monroe.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Where are the 1.7 Billion rounds of Hollow points?

DHS Purchased 1.7 billion rounds of hollow point ammo in 2012.  The speculations are endless.  One POV was that the administration was preparing for a dictatorship style take over.  (Good luck on that) Another plausible reason would be to drive the supply down and the price up.  Which we saw in early 2013 when Pulmags were going for 100.00 a Magazine. (They're currently 17.00) Another very plausible possibility is that the ammo was shipped to Libya (U.S. Embassy) then to the Syrian Rebels.  Is it possible the shipment was intercepted and that's why the Admin is so reluctant to prosecute anyone in the middle east?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Mad As Hell

Mad As Hell
Bill O'Reilley has a new segment on his show on Thursdays called MAD AS HELL.  He is taking letters at Madashell@Foxnews.com  He wants to know what is really pissing you off.  I guess he's looking for new Material or trying to get in touch with the heartbeat of the public.  Maybe he's going to take all of your E-mails and Write a book.
I submitted my E-mail already.  It simply says that Anger only hurts the Angry.  Meaning: "Anger is a poison you ingest in hopes of hurting someone else".