Saturday, December 29, 2012

12/29/12 “Lincoln” A Movie Review

Nadine, Eliza and I went to see the movie “Lincoln” in Coon Rapids today; a great movie in general showing the activities of the period ending the civil war. Two critical errors of the movie were 1. The repeated reference to America as a democracy, our Republic was created specifically to avert any democracy leanings, the founders hated democracy governments. 2. The portrayal of Lincoln acting as a “King” not president in usurping powers not afforded a president under our Constitution.
As a candidate for public office and my wife as a political widow we appreciated and related with many private and public interactions and relational aspects presented in the movie about Lincoln and his wife.
Critical aspects of our governments textual process presented in the movie would misguide the politically unknowledgeable movie patron. The movie has value but against the backdrop of a patron holding a solid conviction for Constitutional Republic government.

12/29/12 Distortions

Last night Fox news 9 ran a story on the new (illegal) federal regulations prohibiting 75W incandescent light bulb sales after 12/31/12. The news report claimed the mandated replacement curly florescent 75W bulbs cost just a little more than existing incandescent bulbs and last 25,000-50,000 hours.
Being so irritated by the “NEWS” reporting false statistical facts I called the station and left a blistering message. Perhaps not my finest moment but I have had it with media propaganda spewing as “NEWS”.
Today I visited Menards in Fridley making an equal comparison of cost and longevity of both bulb types based on the packaging labels of the produces and not my “opinion”.
Package claim for 75W curly bulbs
Longevity 9.1 years at 3 hours a day or 9,945 lifetime hours
Cost $4.75 each
Package claims for 75W incandescent bulbs
Longevity 1.8 years at 3 hours a day or 1,599 lifetime hours
Cost $.42 each
Conclusion the new bulbs cost 11 times the price providing only 6 times the lifespan. Neither claim made by FOX news of “…just a little more…” or “…25,000 to 50,000 hours…” is true.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

12/25/12 Christmas

Marry Christmas
Nadine and I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas 2012. Taking time for reflection of the blessed Christmas story given our world in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke about the birth of man’s savior, Christ.
The two of us wish you and yours a blessed spiritual Christmas season with family, friends sharing, giving to others as a symbol of God’s gift for our soul; the gift of Christ, as the song Silent Night clearly articulates “…Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah, Christ the Savior is born, Christ the savior is born…”
Merry Christmas from the Tim and Nadine Utz

Monday, December 17, 2012

12/17/12 Christmas Kindness

Saturday Nadine and I received our first Christmas card of the season. The Christmas card came unexpectedly from a lifetime democrat Columbia Heights City Council member and his wife.
What a joyful Christmas year as people show their respect during the season to politically opposed members of the community. Nadine and I thank this community member and his family for their thoughtful kindness and wish them the very best possible Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12-12, Thoughts for the day

Government is the only entity in a society in which every interaction, contact, or exchange is by force, all other entity interactions are voluntary. Our founders recognized this fact, offering a Devine heritage to succeeding generations by created a free Republic.
The price for keeping the Devine heritage is a society of moral, self controlled, individuals, coveting wisdom, eternally vigilant at restraining government.   

Saturday, December 8, 2012

12/8/12 A Christmas Event

Nadine and I along with Mona, her daughter and a friend of hers attended White Christmas at the Heights Theater tonight. There was 30 minute live organ presentation and 20 minute live solo vocalist from Chanhassen Theater who sang several Christmas songs prior to the movie presentation.
Great theatrical presentations, wonderful acoustics, a great classic movie; I especially appreciated my lovely wife bringing me and neighbors to share the evening. What a great way to enjoy the Christmas season.

Friday, December 7, 2012

12/7/12 Christmas Preperation

Our first Christmas in years where we have resources for an elaborate event, yet we chose a modest, down to earth  affair, providing adorable practical necessity gifts to loved ones, nothing splashy or costly, just simple and meaningful.
This Christmas is our best in years, not for the resources to splash friends and family with but for the discipline to restrain our Christmas to meaningful reflection of what really matters; family, friends the spirit of Christmas “Christ”.

12/7/12 Homosexual Marriage

Here we go, as I predicted, the U.S Supreme Court will decide marriage. The court has no authority to decide anything, only administration of justice as law as written (issuing an “opinion” not dictate law from the bench) but the GOP and Republican leadership will not stand or restrain the illegal dictates of a rogue Supreme Court on homosexual marriage, and Christians are so clueless to the Constitutional provisions of restraint chained on the court, they will kneel to the court decision.
The GOP should and could remove the Justices tomorrow for crimes against the Constitution for taking this issue up on their docket. Instead expect the GOP to use any Supreme Court ruling in support of homosexual marriage to scare voters to vote Republican as they have for 40 years on the issue of abortion.