Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Obama is not a creature of the old partisan politics of a balance of power. He prefers imbalances. He chooses chaos. By exercising power he destroys and in his ideological sphere, that destruction is creative. Destroying health care will usher in national health care. Destroying public trust in government will usher in an even more oppressive government.It is devilish. Yes, but how do we get him out? Even the Republicans are sitting on their hands. We all know what's wrong but no one will do anything about it. Do they have the dirt on everyone? Everyone is scared? Go along to get along is the new Republican motto. So, we've already got the tyrant that no one will touch, and that's it then?
Yeah, I know some are trying but this should be a slam dunk, this administration is so corrupt that the only thing that surprises me is the complete lack of interest by the American people on this. Sign another petition, write another article, write a letter to your congressman - nothing works. We the people need to get outraged and let our government know it in no uncertain terms, without violence, but we must put some real pressure on those we elected. They have to feel it, their backs will have to be against the wall or they will do nothing. What we did for gun control barely squeaked by, there needs to be more pressure than that.
And if you are a believer, especially if you are a Christian, you're gonna need to get right with God. Whatever it takes, look at yourself through the eyes of the Word and repent of what doesn't belong. This is probably the most important thing, without it this country has no chance. We've drifted, time to get back.
Posted by Otto at 5:23 AM
Monday, May 20, 2013
Catherine Engelbrecht is a small businesswoman who three years ago, for the first time in her life, got politically active. In short order, she attracted an IRS audit of her personal taxes, and of her business, and the full proctological monty of her non-profit — plus visits from the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF. The most powerful government on the planet decided, for no valid reason, to go fishing in the Engelbrechts’ lives in a sustained effort to turn a law-abiding couple into criminals, and determined not to rest until they'd got the goods on them. There are no goods to be got, but to America's shame this is now a land in which there are laws against everything — or, at any rate, regulations (we're way beyond laws at this stage) — and any one of us is in non-compliance with something or other any hour of the day. So, if they’re serious about getting you on something, anything, eventually they will. And they’ll take as much time as they want: The process is the punishment.Best argument for limited government is no longer just theory in the United States - it's REAL people. It's happening. What's next, jailing political enemies? Firing squads? We're not there yet but we are heading in that direction. It's time to put the reins back on our leaders. Wake up, you can't keep your head low enough forever.
Meanwhile, who regulates the regulators? The president's senior communications adviser dismisses media queries as “offensive“; the attorney general sneers at attempted congressional oversight as 'unacceptable"; and the IRS commissioner insists that to target individual citizens for bureaucratic harassment on the basis of their political beliefs is "absolutely not illegal."
Posted by Otto at 3:22 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
KFC smugglers bring buckets of chicken through Gaza tunnels
For six years, Rafat Shororo longed for the taste of a KFC sandwich he had eaten in Egypt. This week, he got his finger lickin' fix at home in the Gaza Strip after a local delivery company managed to smuggle it from Egypt through underground tunnels.See a need, fill it.
The al-Yamama company advertises its unorthodox new fast-food smuggling service on Facebook. It gets tens of orders a week for KFC meals despite having to triple the price to 100 shekels ($30) to cover transportation and smuggling fees. The deliveries go from the fryers at the Al-Arish KFC joint 35 miles away to customers' doorsteps in about three hours.Now if I can just get some Chicken Delight down here in Florida, that would be great.
Posted by Otto at 1:06 AM
Monday, May 13, 2013
"Statism," someone has said, "is the Golden Calf of the modern world."When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany
"Whether it's Nazism, Marxism, or Secularism, the state is always in conflict with religious freedom. And the more power the state has, the more laws it will pass to diminish the role of the church. What makes this so difficult is that these changes are made under the rubric of freedom and "what is best for everyone." Thus the true nature of a totalitarian state is always hidden and always couched in the language of morality, progress, and liberty. As in George Orwell's 'Animal Farm,' slavery is defined as freedom, and suppression is defined as "the quest for equality and fairness."I recently stumbled upon this book on Amazon and thanks to it's low Kindle price, I picked it up to see what it was about. It is a surprisingly good book and I highly recommend it. From the book description:
Years ago, a cartoon appeared in a Russian newspaper picturing a fork in the road. One path was labeled freedom; the other path was labeled sausage. As we might guess, the path to freedom had few takers; the path to sausage was crowded with footprints. When given a choice people will choose bread and sausage above the free market and individual liberties. The promise of bread gets votes, even if the bread is at the expense of freedom. The people of Nazi Germany weren’t any more barbaric, uncivilized, or depraved than any other Western nation of the early Twentieth Century, yet the Nazi regime will forever serve as an example of brutality and extreme racism run amok. What led so many people to such extreme ends? According to Dr. Lutzer, the German people’s progression from civility to barbarity was not extraordinary, and more than a few benchmarks from their transition can be observed in present day American society (Do any of these sound familiar?): - The Church is silenced - The economy is king - The lawmakers determine behaviors - The media controls beliefs - The Gospel and nationalism become inextricably tied to each other - And yet, heroes still have power This short, manageable book does not suggest the United States is definitely marching toward authoritarian oblivion, but that we — especially we believers — must be vigilant in our stand for truth, justice, and righteousness. We must take note of these lessons from history. The parallels are real, but the conclusion is not a foregone one.Well worth the five bucks.
The Broken President's Broken Politics
It was so much easier for Obama to be president when all he had to do was come up with sunshine words and rosy promises, as opposed to, say, executing unworkable legislation, controlling a suspicious congress, creating policy that gave to the rich in order to secure “some liberty for most;” or following a budget that isn’t even written down on a napkin.Just can't wait until the American people realize it.
Talk is cheap- as is writing- but when you claim the mantle of leadership you actually have to do something. And in doing something Obama has revealed to Americans the underside, unspoken ideology that belongs to the spirit of the Bastille, rather than that of the Boston Tea Party.
It's the spirit that talks about immigration reform, but ignores immigration law -or not- depending on how the spirits move him. It's the spirit that plays the part of constitutional law professor, while ignoring the duty to defend the constitution. It's the spirit that tells banks to lend money to poor people, but punishes banks through extra-legal means- because they loaned money to poor people.
And those spirits create misgivings in most Americans; and those misgivings are strongly confirmed by the economic failures they have engendered.
When you measure those failures against the expectations that the liberal left pinned on Obama via speeches and skin color, and subtract out the deepening number of Americans who think the country is on the wrong track, we can quantify how cheapened the presidency has become. All you have to do is subtract the Obama expectations from the Obama result.
What you are left with is a remainder that confirms that this president is broken.
Utterly, 100 percent, non-fixable broken.
Posted by Otto at 12:50 AM
Monday, May 06, 2013
The Jubilee is a concept with which most people are not familiar and when they find out it's origins, will most likely want to ignore. Nevertheless, it is fascinating to me to see how God would order a society because, frankly, it has been my experience that what God says works - whether we deliberately or accidentally follow His principles.
Book Review: The Jubilee Principle
Hopefully without oversimplifying White's thesis, he argues that a society can either plan for the inevitable economic cycles with predictable and controllable results or be blindsided by them with random results.This is a book going on my reading list.
Posted by Otto at 4:51 AM
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Joseph Farah has the right idea here: How to save America from itself
Because we are fighting with all the wrong weapons, strategies and tactics. We are fighting with both hands tied behind our backs. We are not recognizing that we are fighting supernatural powers and principalities unarmed and unequipped.Because if it's not already too late, this is the only way.
Though we are not doing battle with just men and evil ideas, we are fighting as if we are.
Posted by Otto at 5:10 AM
No one applauds that they should have the right to marry, big applause when she says the institution of marriage should not exist. We need to stop pretending that Islamic terrorists are not trying to destroy the country from without and we need to stop pretending that progressives are not trying to destroy the country from within. Everything is not OK and everything will not be OK if we continue to ignore the problems. The bridge is out ahead and our leaders have painted a giant paper mural to hide it. But this isn't a Roadrunner cartoon and real people are going to suffer the consequences.
Posted by Otto at 5:05 AM
Monday, April 29, 2013
3 St. Cloud schools on lockdown after students hear gunshots
According to St. Cloud Police, a group of students reported hearing gunshots coming from the direction of a wooded area near the schools.As someone who lives in the area of these schools I can attest that it is not at all unusual to hear gunshots occasionally. It's a rural area, especially on the other side of the wooded area. Cows, horses, roosters and , yes, the occasional gunshot - the sounds of America and freedom.
Posted by Otto at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Mrs Boston Bomber and a Metaphor for Liberal America
The story of Katherine Russell is the story of Europe and America. It's the story of what happens when you tolerate and tolerate until you're wearing a Hijab and a black eye and your husband roams the streets murdering your friends and neighbors in the name of the religion you accepted even though you don’t really understand it.
Posted by Otto at 5:34 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013
Report: Boston Marathon Bombers Broke Gun Laws to Acquire Weapons
Criminals don't obey laws. They don't get background checks, they don't use ID's to buy guns. Criminals don't buy guns from gun shops. Criminals don't buy guns in any legal form. Criminals steal guns or buy guns that other criminals have stolen - or if guns are outlawed in their country, they smuggle them in. Criminals don't obey laws. Criminals don't obey laws. Criminals don't obey laws. It boggles my mind how many people don't get this.
Posted by Otto at 2:46 PM
N.J. governor proposes measures to curb gun violence
New Jersey's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation. The state does not allow gun shows, for example, is one of seven states with an assault-weapon ban and one of three with a one-gun-a-month law. New Jersey is also one of 11 states with a waiting period for gun purchases and one of seven with a limit on magazine capacity.OK, so they still have problems with violence? Maybe it's not the guns causing it. So, what's missing?
Gov. Chris Christie on Friday unveiled a multi-faceted plan to curb gun violence in New Jersey that includes expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before children can buy or rent violent video games, and mandating that ID presented by would-be gun-owners is government-issued.Not that long a go New Jersey closed most of its government-funded mental health treatment centers (psychiatric hospitals), children are already prohibited from buying 'M' rated games, and criminals don't use id's to buy guns. I'm also quite sure the Barrett .50-caliber rifle has been a huge problem for New Jersey - used by exactly zero criminals to commit zero crimes. Bail reforms are fine, but how about making sure career criminals stay behind bars until they are incapable of resuming their careers - no more multi-page rap sheets. I also have no problem with committing the violently mentally ill as long as it can't be abused - disagreeing with progressive politicians is not mental illness.
The Republican's plan also includes a ban on the sale of Barrett .50-caliber semi-automatic sniper rifles, bail reforms that would make it harder for people suspected of violent gun crimes to be released, and provisions to make it easier for courts and health care professionals to involuntarily commit people they consider violent to a psychiatric hospital.
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts should get together and build a wall around their states to keep their tax revenues in, keep the people from migrating and spreading the progressive disease, and remind the rest of us not to go there. California, too, but they can keep the southern border open.
Posted by Otto at 4:48 AM
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Once you subscribe to indiscriminateness, anything other than indiscriminateness is the evil of having discriminated.You can't reach them because obviously you are wrong for having discriminated and your opinion is blocked out. I'm still trying to figure out a way to use this theory to reach people. It's one thing to understand the thinking, quite another to change minds that are locked into this mindset. And yet, this mindset has so beset our nation that unless many of these 'zombies' wake up we are headed for disaster. You can't just ignore them and move on when they vote the rug right out from under you.
I thought that using zombies might not be a good choice of word (because of the popularity with "killing" zombies lately) and thought of 'walking dead.' And that may be a good description of what they are: spiritually dead. No oil in the lamp. It may be that only God can bring someone back from that state. And there are many, many "Christians" who follow this thinking of indiscriminateness. God is love, love is all they need, ignore anything else - no standards, no laws, there is only love. It's crazy.
I don't know, this is not a planned, thought out post, just some random thoughts.
Posted by Otto at 5:20 AM
Friday, April 12, 2013
Gosnell Trial: 15-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Helped Kill Live Babies at Hellish Pa. Abortion Clinic
Ashley Baldwin spoke Thursday of starting there at age 15 through a high school training program, and soon assisting with abortions and administering intravenous drugs. Baldwin, now 22, said she worked nearly 50-hour weeks, often well past midnight, when abortions were routinely performed.If we can 'save even one child' we should. --Obama. Except the ones the "Progressive Elite" deem undesirable.
At least twice, she saw aborted babies move after the procedure, only to have Gosnell explain that it an (sic) involuntary response. In one case, she said, "the chest was moving."
I don't know what is worse, what went on in that clinic (and I'm sure it's not the only one) or the lack of reaction to it. I mean, shouldn't they be trying to ban scissors by now?
Posted by Otto at 4:31 AM
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The electronic magic they put into this car is amazing and I guess if you can afford the car you wouldn't have to worry about what it costs to fix, but, when this technology becomes more mainstream you will never again be able to get your parts down at the local Autozone and spend an afternoon wrenching in your driveway. In fact, the cars today that use a lot of technology to control everything are too expensive to fix for it to be worth it. We are heading toward throw away cars with maybe a 10 year life. After 10 years the electrical systems start giving problems, you get all kinds of gremlins, and corrosion sets in. I've had German cars before and they are far from immune to this problem.
That being said, this is one very sweet car.
Posted by Otto at 4:19 AM
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Uproar After Campus Police Respond to Gunman Scare With Pepper Spray & Batons Because of State Gun Law
University of Rhode Island (URI) police responded to a call of a gunman on campus last week with pepper spray and batons,Basically, if a bad guy has a gun, a good guy with a gun only makes matters worse. So take away all the guns from the good guys and things won't be as bad. See? Simple!
Deputized campus police officers in Rhode Island are apparently prohibited from carrying firearms on public campuses,
“Simply more guns in the mix isn’t a solution to violence on university and college campuses,” Christine Hunsinger, the communications director for the state’s Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, told Campus Reform.
Posted by Otto at 5:26 PM
"I've been through it. I’ve been there. You people don’t know what freedom is because you never lost it! You haven’t been tortured. You haven't been [sic] assassinations. You haven't been — mothers begging for the life of their son not to be killed because the only reason is they want is to be free. And they killed the mothers, and they killed the son."Full transcript at (and thanks to) Daylight Disinfectant
Posted by Otto at 12:03 AM