Minnesota Undercover – A short story – Part Two

 

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Minnesota Undercover – Part Two

Tim D. McConnaughy Jr.

 

 

 

The gruff sounding cab driver was the first to respond.

“Uh, no… They’re saying the whole area is down. Both cities too…and probably others in the state.”

The gentleman seated in front of me seemed to agree.

“This had to be a major attack if both Minneapolis and St. Paul are out.” he added.

Our cab got into a long line of cars already entering the interstate. It was as if we were part of a funeral procession and the whole state had been invited. Once on the interstate we crept along for about a mile for what seemed like an hour and then I saw it as I looked out my right-side window. Off in the nearby distance, smoke and flames were shooting up from a large building ahead. I turned my head back to glance out the cab’s rear window. I caught a glimpse of the airport we just left. There were flames with black and gray smoke billowing from what appeared to be the airport’s main terminal. I saw police and news choppers darting around the moonless night sky. I quickly turned my head forward again toward the building we were approaching. This time I caught what looked like red and orange flames coming from the front.

Holy mackerel, I thought, is that the Mall of America?

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Minnesota Undercover – A short story – Part One

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Minnesota Undercover – Part One

Tim D. McConnaughy Jr.

 

 

“You can’t go that way,” he said.

The man was tall with black bushy hair and a five o’clock shadow that appeared to cover the bottom portion of his face. He was wearing a midnight blue sweater, light gray pants and dark colored loafers. He was yelling to a man just ahead of him. Their attention seemed to have been focused on running. The second man was much shorter and faster. His bronze colored hair was partially concealed but he was wearing a little brown fedora with a pink feather. He had on long lightly colored khaki pants and a rainbow vertically striped shirt that appeared to be similar to a woman’s silk blouse.

The bushy-haired man repeated his call, “We can’t go that way, the doors are locked!”

Just then muted voices could be heard in the distance. Suddenly I watched the colorfully dressed man, who appeared to be of Middle Eastern decent, spin around 180 degrees and then proceed to do a back-flip in the middle of the room.

Clearly, something about this story wasn’t making sense and then it hit me, I must be having a dream. For me, dreams rarely seem to make sense especially after I try to put them together again after waking up. I concluded this definitely had to be a dream and one I was in. But was it happening now or had it already happened?  Right now it was difficult to know what was real and what wasn’t. I wanted to yell to see if I was awake or not. I tried to yell something aloud but nothing—no sound. As if this situation couldn’t get any stranger it did.

Suddenly I began feeling cold……and wet, really wet. Rain? Yep, that must be it—it was raining and I was outside in the cold wet rain. But why couldn’t I make any sound? I didn’t know but what was apparent was that I was getting drenched. Were the other men getting wet? Where were we anyways? I couldn’t see or hear them anymore but I noticed the black pants I was wearing were now beginning to stick to my legs and the blue pullover I had on appeared to be glued to my back. Then I felt something wrapped around my neck. It must have been the strap from the bag I was intending to carry on the plane. Then I remembered! I was at the airport! Maybe things were starting to make sense again. My flight! I’m going to miss my flight!

I tried to run but I couldn’t. I seemed to be stuck. I desperately wanted out of whatever was going on. It felt like my pants were so soggy I was beginning to wonder if I was even wearing any. I tried to wake up but I must’ve been super tired because whatever was really happening wasn’t going away. Then I heard what sounded like someone yelling again.

“They keep going this way….” the voice trailed off……”they’re gonna end up in hell!”

I noticed the dark haired man approaching.

Then I heard him yell. “C’mon, we gotta hurry!”

Was he yelling at me or someone else? I wasn’t sure but wished someone would notice my predicament.  I tried to scream hoping to get the men’s attention. I opened my mouth to utter the word, help! This time I was certain my lips were moving but I still didn’t hear any sound. Was I deaf? Couldn’t be, since I had just thought I had heard the men yelling about something. And there were other voices. Again I heard what sounded like men’s voices.

“There’s no way we’re going to hell if hell doesn’t exist!”

I wanted to respond and so I tried. “But what if it does?” I said but I heard nothing. Just great, I thought, feeling more frustrated than ever. Still, no sound!

I heard another man’s voice, “We got a fire here! There’s a fire!”

At that moment thoughts about what Jesus says about hell began to flood my mind. What if these people were not part of a dream at all? What if there was a fire and people were going to die?! I felt the need to warn them and tell them what God says.

 

Suddenly a surge of pain ran up my arm. It felt like my left arm was being pulled from its socket. Then I felt the surge of pain again—this time it was even stronger. The pain began to ricochet around my shoulder and back through my arm again. Just then my whole body felt like it had hit a concrete wall—and hard. I opened my eyes to see the leg of a chair next to my head. I seemed to be lying on the floor in a pool of water. Continue reading

Yes Al Gore, it is a Great Day for America

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President Trump announced recently the US is pulling from the Paris Climate Agreement.  Al Gore announced this was a bad day for America.  Who’s right?

A quick look at world views gives us insight.

Al Gore the well-known global warming guru in his supposed concern for the earth is always quick to criticize the United States for pollution while ignoring the incredible amount of abuse that goes on overseas whether it’s dirty air in China or the murder of innocents by Islamic fundamentalists.  Instead Al Gore chooses to worship the creation rather than the Creator.  This practice is predicted in the Bible but where will it end? Without being reconciled to God it means Hell.  But there is hope.

God makes it clear we are to be good stewards of the earth.  But we shouldn’t be hypocritical about it and pretend we have control over everything that happens on earth.  There is someone greater than us.  There needs to be balance and the understanding that God is ultimately in control of the earth. While it’s okay and right to care about our resources it’s another thing to worship the earth while ignoring the murder of the innocent that is happening every single day.

For example, does Al Gore and Hillary Clinton care enough to protect human babies as much as they say they care about earth? Or is the earth more important to them?  Do we care about stopping the abuse and murder of kids, women, Christians and others in Muslim protected nations enough to speak out about it?  Or is the pretending to care about earth more important?   When I hear Hillary or Al Gore speak the truth about the atrocities perpetrated by Islam I will make it known.

President Donald Trump speaks out about the abuses by Muslim nations against the rest of us (aka the Kafir).  Yet the Left rushes to defend the atrocities by not speaking the truth.  My hope is Mr.Trump doesn’t stop with speaking truth but will work to save the persecuted. We know he has shown great support for the unborn and the Left hate him for it.

Does he believe in global warming?  I do hope not but the latest decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord is a good start. We must protect America’s interests first, after all it’s our country to protect and not Europe’s or any other country’s for that matter.  If Europe truly wanted or cared about the truth they would speak out against and work to actually stop the many abuses of earth and man which I have mentioned (here and in previous posts).

Now if Europe or other country of choice are better for you, by all means stop complaining about America and move there. However I highly doubt this to be true because if it were we wouldn’t see the Left fighting so hard to get illegal aliens in here.  If Donald Trump is making America as terrible as the Left tries to make us think they wouldn’t be fighting against a wall to protect our borders.  Instead we would see them run for the border before a wall is built!  It’s not happening because America is still the envy of all nations.

 


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8 Inconvenient Truths About Supporting Democrat Candidates

1. God removed from party platform –  It’s true the Democrat party officially removed God from their party platform in 2012

2. Pro Abortion – The left generally supports the murder of babies otherwise they couldn’t adopt it’s party platform

3. Pro Homosexual Marriage –  The left supports homosexual marriage

4. Will advocate and fight for illegal immigration – The left is outraged when one seeks to keep America safe by upholding the law supporting legal immigration rather than illegal immigration

5.  Believe Christians are a greater threat than any religion and it’s followers which advocate murder and beheading simply for believing in Jesus Christ

6. Will choose to lie in order to protect like minded candidates and government officials rather than doing the right thing and seeking the truth

7. Believe Climate Change (global warming) is a greater threat than people who hate us and want to kill us

8. Hypocritical/False Protection of Women – Will support the abuse of women within Islam and the ridicule and denigration of Conservative /Christian women and others in Hollywood movies/TV shows. The false claim to support women extends to music as democrats participate and use profanity and vulgarities aimed toward women commonly found in rap lyrics all the while claiming to hate Donald Trump for being inappropriate toward women


 

 

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4 Big Ramifications of the United Airlines Chicago to Louisville Flight Incident

1.  Increase in prices – In general, I think United Airlines will pass their legal costs on to the customer and we will see ticket prices raised for future flights

2. Distrust will grow –  a new climate of distrust among future passengers will increase toward all airlines’ treatment of passengers but specifically aimed at United Airlines

3.  Policy changes – United will make changes and/or clarify their contract with the customer

4.  More Lawsuits – Lawsuits (frivolous or not) will become even more exceptable especially if you have cell phone video

 

What do you think?  Let me know what you think about this story in the comments section.

 

 

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Do You Still Shop at Target? A Revisit of the Target Boycott and this Hot-button Issue

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly a whole year since Target’s transgender policy and boycott began.  

Yes, Target was my favorite store until management decided to advocate for men entering the women’s bathroom.   Many believe a boycott is ineffective and I believe it might be in terms of  deeply “hurting” the merchant’s bottom line.  However as a matter of conviction, for me not shopping at Target has been a public statement proclaiming a disagreement in an anti God store policy.   Target’s bathroom policy of course puts kids in danger of perverted men masquerading as women but most importantly it is a sin against God.    Yes, a surgery or surgeries to the human body and manipulating hormones does not change what God has already ordained from birth.  We all know this to be true but as the CEO’s of Target are proving, many will try to pretend it isn’t so and that God is not in charge.

I first posted about the Target boycott here.  Now consider another post of mine.

I suggest a better way of reaching Target and anyone is to start by watching a movie called Audacity.   If you haven’t watched it already check it out here.

Someone in top management of Target made the decision to allow men to use the woman’s bathroom and vice versa.  Many people agree with this and because it’s sin (see the Good Person Test) against God what needs to happen is a change of heart.   Do boycotts change hearts?  No.   Who changes hearts?  God.

Headed for Hell

People at Target or not are all headed on a path to hell because of crimes against a holy God.   Yes, (there’s a long list) and we’re all doomed unless there’s a way of escape.     See the good person test.     There is hope however and it’s not man-made. God through Jesus Christ is the only escape and Savior from hell and judgment to come.   Are you ready?

Let’s get the word out about this movie.   If you work at Target or anywhere share it with your co workers, family and friends.    And top CEO’s at Target, have you watched Audacity yet?

 

 

 

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5 reasons I use an Ad blocker

 

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1. To block all those pesky Ads on websites that slow down the time it takes to load your website (you know the one’s i’m talking about)

 

2. To keep all those Ads (I would never intentionally click on) from popping up on websites

3. To stop unsolicited advertisements from distracting from what should be an otherwise pleasant web browsing experience

4. To block those intrusive moving and flashing spammy Ads from invading a webpage article or story

5. To keep from being tricked into clicking on links disguised as something important that are actually just more advertisements

 

 

 

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3 Big Reasons Average Conservatives/Christians Don’t Speak Out Against Liberal Ideology

3 Big reasons average conservatives and Christians don't speak out against liberal ideas, particularly bad ideas and ideology.

1. Fear of a lawsuit.   Specifically fear of being sued.

 

2. Fear of threats against self and/or family  (particularly death threats)

 

3. Slander/libel against ones public reputation  (false accusations to tarnish ones reputation)

 


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Mainstream Media in a Quandary Over Trump’s Tweet

The mainstream media may enjoy attacking Donald Trump over his tweets but maybe they need to start considering what they’re actually doing.

Check this out.

 

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“I am the Lord, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me”

After reading the side of this particular pencil sharpener, God’s word came to mind.

“Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. “  Deuteronomy 4:39  (emphasis added)

I am Other is a brand of school supplies and materials found at places like Target and elsewhere online.   Here is the website manifesto.   (I want to make it clear that this post is not about a fault with school supplies or educational materials.)  However, I do want to point out a possible mixed message the label attached might be sending.

Back to God’s word.

“I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me…  

That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other;
 I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.”    Isaiah 45:5-7  (emphasis added)

Now I do not know if Pharrell Williams who is behind this organization knew about what God said or not but I do know the name he chose sends a message to youth and consumers who buy the products.  His website makes the following statements:

“OTHERS believe individuality is the new wealth. Experiences are the new assets to acquire. Whoever is the most individual wins.”

“i am OTHER celebrates people who push society forward. The thinkers. The innovators. The outcasts. History has proven that it’s the rule breakers who have the power to change the world.”

What’s Your Worldview?

Whether people will publicly admit it or not, the worldview that “anything except God” is becoming more prevalent and acceptable in today’s world.  What about God’s way?  Whether Mr. Williams knows it or not his brand is pushing a message that self is better then God.  A Biblical Godly worldview has been replaced by a “self serving” worldview and is actually being pushed on us by everyone from companies such as Target, to online entities such and Yahoo and Google. Question.  Would such a company  “accept” clothing or school materials in their store that glorified the God of the Bible rather than us?   I think we know the answer.

I am interested in your thoughts.  If you have seen or bought school supplies and/or brands glorifying the God of the Bible in store from places such as Target, please let me know! 

 

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