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About Mark Labriola

I am a Christian entrepreneur writer, passionate about Jesus Christ and His Grace message. Politically straight up conservative/libertarian completely sold out to the original founding principles of America as articulated by our founding fathers. I'm a writer anxious to express my heartfelt opinions about our changing world and the spiritual/political war against our children's souls.

Pee o’d at the Pandemic

My name is Jan Labriola and I own Harry’s Grill with my husband, Mark Labriola. We bought Harry’s six years ago without having any experience in the business, only common sense and good work ethic. Over these years I have worked the back of house long hard hours lifting 60 lb. boxes of burger, 40 lb. boxes of pork and sweated an infinite amount of blood, sweat and tears. I have watched my husband work every single day long hours working out payrolls, schedules, advertising, marketing, specials, menus, planning remodels and securing funding to pay for it, responding to reviews, tracking our projections, dealing with never-ending trivial issues and dozens of other tasks that are necessary to a successful restaurant.

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We are both hardworking people who just want to earn enough to live a regular ole life here on the Island. We are Christians… that means we love us some Jesus. We have the best staff we have ever had. A real family. I am known as Mama Jan, Mississippi Mama and Ms. Jan. Don’t mess with my staff or my husband. Which brings me to the point of my letter…

To the Idiot who recently sent us a scathing email. Please never darken our door again! You called in an order and complained to Tyler for five minutes about having to pay a $5 delivery fee. Tyler is a young man who served six years in the Army. He is currently supporting himself by going to school to be a marine service technician.

After you finished with him, you lit into Steven, one of our cooks. Steven lives with his family and works at Harry’s to help support his mom and dad. Steven used his car and gas to deliver your food. The $5 delivery fee went to him for his gas and car. You berated him for not using a mask or gloves. Then you complained that the food you ate was bad and too salty. Why would you eat food if you had even one thought that it might be contaminated? Do you realize that we are keeping Harry’s open suffering a loss to enable our servers and cooks to make tips and a small paycheck? You should be ashamed of yourself for being so hateful and mean during a pandemic! By the way, you seem to need that $5 bill more than Steven or Tyler – you should have kept it. So please do us a favor and stay away from our place! Do not pick on my employees.

Let’s take the gloves first. You do realize that gloves are just like skin. If you have on gloves to open your car door, touch the latch on the gate, or anything else it’s the same as skin. Gloves are used in our kitchen when picking up raw proteins from the fridge container to the grill to prevent cross-contamination with other foods. Our cooks and servers constantly wash their hands. We constantly use sanitizer solution to wipe down our tables, chairs, bar, doors, knobs, counters, etc. The myth that is circulating about using gloves is only to make people feel better. It is a much safer precaution to constantly wash hands and sanitize surfaces rather than wear gloves and touch everything!

Secondly, the mask. First, we all heard that only infected people should wear a mask and that it was unsafe for others and worse for uninfected people to wear a mask. Then we heard that unless it was the 3M N95 mask that they were useless. Then we heard that the masks may help and you can make them at home. Blah Blah Blah!

In the beginning, Mark and I were happy to comply. Mark spent hours and hours filling out every loan application there was the moment they were available. To date, we have not gotten one penny either personally or for our employees! The thing that really bothers me is this: Did you hear that Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse was funded $20 million on day four! Yet, my husband who is working tirelessly trying to save Harry’s has to realize that the big fish are getting the money, not small businesses!

My friend Amanda, who has adopted two kids and has a house payment, has not gotten any money to help with her two small businesses (spas) on the Island. I heard that Brian, the local small grocer on the north end, requested a measly $35,000 for his employees and the fund is dry!

I am no longer putting much stock into what I hear our government is doing for us. At Harry’s, we are using good ole God-given common sense and depending on the Lord going forward. We will separate our tables, wash our hands (like we always have anyway), wipe down our surfaces with sanitizer (like we always have) but that’s it!

If you are expecting to see us all “Hazmatted Up” you will be disappointed. We want our customers to love us like you always have and come when you feel it is safe to do that, but for those few troublemakers out there, if you are looking to go out and find all the faults you can with all the small businesses who, for no fault of their own, are simply trying to keep their employees in a paycheck and the doors open without a penny of government-promised funding, then please do not come to our place.

Yesterday, I went in to help one of my employees deal with her mortgage servicing company to get some payment assistance. As I was leaving, Rachael, one of my servers (she is also working to support herself while she studies for her degree) thanked me for staying open. That is when I realized how much it meant. My staff is so loyal and so grateful to us for just keeping the doors open so they have a shot at tips and a small paycheck. We are so grateful to them for keeping their chin up and coming to work with a great attitude! Let me thank those of you who have been so sweet and so generous with your emotional support and monetary support of our staff. Thank you to all our loyal customers! We are going to fight the best we can to keep Harry’s open and going! We love our Island, our tight-knit community, our employees and our customers.

Most Sincerely,

 

Jan Labriola


TRUMPED!

This election cycle has put so many conservative voters at odds with one another that I worry about our chances of turning this country around. We forget that the power of influenceSlide1 trumps the power of control every day of our lives. Is anyone out there married? I am. Who can deny all the choices you made in life because your wife disagreed with your decision? I’m telling you Trump is no fool. He may not be as principle driven as a Ted Cruz but he makes decisions with an expectation of success. So far he has counselled with Ben Carson, one of the most principled men in the race and he has made remarks accepting the possibility of building a team of the most successful conservative leaders in our country. So trust God and step back a little and believe that all the prayers of all the Saints in this great country are being answered.

And that’s this Christian American’s Opinion.


NCIS Special Agent Gibbs Doesn’t Believe In Coincidences. I Wonder What He Thinks Of President Obama?

A good friend Lainie Sloane shared this with me. Why isn’t the truth broadcast to the American people?

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The TV series NCIS is one of only a few English language programs I get down here in the land of 21st Century Socialism and one of the very few that I can actually sit through. And, one thing I’ve learned from watching NCIS is that Special Agent Gibbs does not believe in coincidences. I think he would find President Obama to have zero credibility.

In the comments section of yesterday’s post on President Obama’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, commenter and good friend, 5etester, left a link to this article at the Ulsterman Report about Valerie Jarrett’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The article reminds of the many ties that Irani born Valerie Jarrett to various radicals and her penchant arranging meetings with the President for different Muslim groups operating in the US, which have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. We all know, of course, how much influence Ms…

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You Will Find Me When You Search for Me With All Your Heart.

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A Wikipedia search for the discovery of the atom produces an exhaustive bit of information. Hundreds of references and links will reveal that many scientists world-wide spent their entire lives searching for mathematical and physical evidence of the smallest particle of matter. But where did even the concept of this particle originate?… Philosophy!… Not science but an idea! …..Faith!

Why are not these people laughed off the stage of science, logic or reason?

In 600 BC Jainism calls atoms Paramanu which can neither be created nor destroyed. It is eternal, i.e., it existed in the past, exists in the present and will continue to exist in the future. It is the permanent basis of the physical existence. The entire physical existence is composed of these ultimate atoms. How could he have known this? No science here!

And for the past 2000 – 3000 years we have had mathematicians and scientists devoted their whole lives to the pursuit of truth with regard to the science of the unseen but the “God mockers” today accept their findings without reservation or vitriol.

Jeremiah was called to prophetic ministry in c. 626 BC, a Hebrew contemporary of Jainism.

Jeremiah 29:13 “When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, I will let you find me, declares the LORD.”

But what is the foundation for their acrimony? Is an acknowledgment of God and His word a painful smack against their logic or reason that they feel threatened? Not when it comes to atoms.

Recently I watched a short YouTube clip of Bill Maher and Ralph Reed. Of course Bill and his constituents found their purpose fulfilled when they mocked Mr. Reed and Christians for their belief in God, Jesus and the Holy Bible. The profane condescension of Bill and the uncivil comments left by his followers on YouTube (warning) should be enough to convince you of their position against the Christian world view. It’s easy to see that Bill Maher believes what he argues with passion and exploits his views for profit as it substantiates his audiences’ philosophies. He got a big laugh from the crowd when he mocked God as well. (It’s these kinds of people God loves to save)

But where is the logic that  they profess as good reason for their rancor?

I declare it is nothing more than a pure hatred of the idea that there could be an established moral law, designed for our happiness here on earth, by an eternal God. To agree with Christians that there is an unseen Being that created us and our universe for His pleasure is beyond the pale in their view.

Has Bill Maher or his fans ever seen an atom? I doubt they have, yet they believe it exists. Why? Because many who searched for the atom’s existence over the past 200 years with all their hearts have proclaimed the atom to be real.

Well I say God is real as well, but people like Bill have never taken the time nor the interest to find Him. And their sinful nature and corrupt minds would rather demagogue those who have searched and found Him than take them at their word.

Matthew 7:7
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Bill would sing a different tune if he only took the time….but sadly of course if he doesn’t redeem the time……he has all eternity to regret that he didn’t.


Democratic God of Obama – His God-zilla Size Incompetence

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The only God in the Democratic Party other than the god that our enemies worship is the Godzilla sized lies and incompetence that is so apparent every day from the top down.

So now we hear about yet another scandal that proves Obama’s Godzilla sized incompetence.

The VA has been mismanaged for quite a while. Even before his election in 2008 Obama campaigned on the need to change things at the VA. Well things have really changed since he’s been elected. His administration gives bonuses to those who allow 100s our soldiers to die. And when this is discovered he does nothing more than give the VA director what amounts to a time out!

“Obamacare will provide inexpensive healthcare to 30 million Americans that don’t have insurance”.  “You can keep your doctor”.  “You keep your plan if you like it”. “Your premiums will go down!” All blatant lies known to be untrue at every speech Obama made from his first day in office.

The IRS is directed by Obama’s administration to intimidate conservative groups prior to his reelection campaign and when they are found out he goes on television during the Superbowl and smugly lies by declaring there is not a smidgen of corruption.

Obama arms our enemies in Libya and then allows the murder of 4 Americans in order to cover it up and his Secretary of State declares “what difference does it make?”

Democrats used to be an honorable party but when I watched their convention in 2012 and saw them indignantly vote to have GOD removed from their platform it became disappointedly obvious that everyone that remained in this decrepit party decided to stay because it truly represents who they are. A godless power-hungry group of fascists that want nothing more but to destroy the Constitution that protects us from the likes of them.

The evil we face today is more powerful than in days past. The vile rant of those on the left that  Bush and Cheney are war mongers for the sake of oil are so blind to the truth that the facts never seem to matter. Where’s the oil?

Then we have  feminist liberals wholesale slaughter of babies in the womb for profit and if their murderous spirits can’t kill babies they take their guns to gun free zones and slaughter innocents there. And what is the response from their liberal cohorts? Take away guns from the Godly and Law abiding. Brilliant!

Now how sick is that?

When challenged all they can do,  going to historical moments, blame a Republican that did something counter to what Conservatives are vocalizing today; in someway using that to justifying their position.. They will never admit they are wrong.  All they do is obfuscate divert attention from themselves and blame Bush. Now how ridiculous is that?

So if you consider yourself a Democrat because your parents or grandparents were democrat, stop listening to the liberal pundits rant against the Tea Party and Conservatives from the leftist media and spend some time alone considering what is the meaning of right and wrong. Consider what the values are that really matter in your daily world.  Then find someone who claims to be affiliated with the Tea Party movement or just claims to be a Conservative and ask them what they value in life. If you are still persuaded that being aligned with the Democrat party is what you want, than you deserve the Godless future of Godzilla sized destruction you get. But if you are moved by the basic values that it appears you both share…welcome to the Godly world of the Conservative movement.


Greek Philosophy: The Foundation of Calvinism and the Immutability of God!

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For my Christian friends on Facebook. Please review this short 20 page expose on how Calvin came up with his new theology and changed the Christian world view.

I owe thanks to my good friend and Theologian Bob Hill for his treatise on the error of Calvinism and the clear understanding of Grace in the life of the Christian seeker of Truth.

God Bless you Bob! See you in heaven!

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For best viewing please download each pdf file and then rotate counterclockwise.

Greek Philosophy the Foundation of Calvanism Part 1

Greek Philosophy the Foundation of Calvanism Part 2


Sunday’s a Commin’

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Only fools believe government to be benevolent. Only Christ is benevolent and a government that protects the inalienable rights of its citizens acts on the behalf of Jesus Christ. So was, for this purpose, our constitution written. The fools who declare our constitution archaic and out of date have no honest appreciation for the Liberty and Freedom and Christlike living it is designed to protect. It was not designed to protect godless atheism or a tyrannical Federal government. It was designed to protect us from such things by providing for the FREE exercise of our religious freedom and the pursuit of our own personal happiness.

The abuses over the past 50 years have given a permissive society an excuse to decry the value provided by our sacred constitution. Yes I said sacred. Not ordained or inspired by Christ as the Bible but by the Godly wisdom and principle of Christlike men who sacrificed all they had for the principles penned within. To mock or belittle its tenets is disrespect of the highest degree and one must ignore the millions of lives that have been either lost or impacted in its defence. In everything give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you and remember…..

It’s Good Friday y’all but Sunday’s a commin’

And that’s this Christian American Opinion


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