Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Government Non-Sense


I saw this sign in a newscast today from Ohio:

In Person Absentee Voting

I'm telling you, we're really screwed.

We Are So Screwed!


Bad News For The Bailout

In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.

"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."

I think we would be much better off just to let this thing play out. Yes, it will hurt, but these people trying to fix things don't really have a clue and anything they do will merely postpone the inevitable.

Alternatively, they have created the crisis from which they are trying to "save us" in order to transfer more power and wealth from the people to the elites.

I think we should choose a very large number of government officials, senators, and congressman (and women) and run them out of town on a rail.

Blown Over By a Typhoon in Taiwan




What are so many people doing walking around in a typhoon? It looks like they're out shopping.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Triumph Hangs Out with David Blaine


Well, Good for Them!


Pirates die strangely after taking Iranian ship

A tense standoff has developed in waters off Somalia over an Iranian merchant ship laden with a mysterious cargo that was hijacked by pirates.

Somali pirates suffered skin burns, lost hair and fell gravely ill “within days” of boarding the MV Iran Deyanat. Some of them died.

Only some of them? Dead pirates are good pirates.

There's a little more info here.

You're Not Supposed to Watch these Videos




Obama Goon Squad Shuts Down Macsmind Blog

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Kathy!


On this day in history:

48 B.C. - Pompey the Great was murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt.

It turns out he wasn't so great after all.

1787 - The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval.

McCain voted "Yea," Obama, "Present."

1850 - The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment.

Darn, no flogging for you!

1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Of course, nobody actually had a color television set then. OK, one guy did, but he was watching a DVD.

1961 - "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV.

Hazel!

2000 - The U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved the use of RU-486 in the United States. The pill is used to induce an abortion.

Aren't you glad Mom didn't use that pill?

Famous Birthdays:

Confucius 551 B.C

Ed Sullivan 1902

Brigitte Bardot 1934

And on this day in music history:

Other things happened. Kind of a slow day in music history:

The official debut of the DVD format

See what I mean, that's not really music history so much, maybe a little. It's pushing it.

Politics of Intimidation


Backlash to Obama officials squelching political speech

The effort appeared to be part of a move by the Obama campaign to block advertisements to which it objects. The campaign also sent "threatening" letters to several news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio demanding they stop airing ads exposing Obama's gun stance, according to the National Rifle Association.

"This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson," said Blunt. "I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson's thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election."

Blunt concluded: "Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts – not a free society."

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Way Into Liberty


There shall not an hoof be left behind. --Exodus 10:26

This was the final word of Moses in a persistent conflict against anything in the nature of compromise. Pharaoh had attempted to bring this about since after the fourth plague. Note the stages of these attempts. At the beginning he had declared that these people should not go to sacrifice to Jehovah their God. After the plague of flies, the fourth, he suggested that they might sacrifice, but they could do it without going away from the land (8:25). This Moses at once refused. Then Pharaoh suggested that if they must go, it should not be very far away (8:28). On this Moses entreated him, and the plague was removed, but he would not let them go. He proposed later, after the eighth plague (that of locusts), that they should leave the women and children behind (10:8-11). Moses refused. After the ninth plague (that of the darkness), he suggested that the cattle be left (10:24). Then Moses spoke this final word: "There shall not an hoof be left behind." That is the true attitude of the man of faith. Evil is always suggesting some compromise. To listen to it is to remain enslaved. The only way into liberty is to leave the land of evil; to go accompanied by the women and the children; and to take all property also. It is when that attitude is assumed, that men pass out from all bondage, and find the liberty which is in the purpose of God for them. The truth may be applied in individual and national life. It is equally true in each case. --G. Campbell Morgan

Friday, September 26, 2008

Frying Pan or Fire?


The courage to do nothing

Here's what I took away: The really, really rich movers and shakers are completely convinced that neither Sen. Obama nor Sen. McCain have a clue about the economy, or how to fix the plague of fiscal problems descending on America. The advisers with whom they are surrounded are shallow and have very little to add to the discussion.

I can't say I really disagree with this notion.

What I do know is that good old economic conservative principles that have always worked in the past will work now, if given the chance. Free markets. Less regulation. Consistent oversight. Growth. As for ordinary folks, don't buy more mortgage than you can afford, and live below your means.

Do you really think the government that helped create this mess through over-regulation can make it better by adding more regulation? I want our congressmen and senators to get their grubby, fat fingers out of the pie, to hell with their power trips. They are already trying to add credit card debt, automakers, and ACORN into the deal. Either they don't have a clue what they are doing, or they do know what they are doing, and either way we, the people, are the ones who are getting royally screwed.

Hair of the Dog that Bit Us


If it walks like a Marxist ...

It is ironic that in this election cycle, which has featured more subterfuge, wild propaganda and more evidence of our nation's overall disintegration that any other, unforeseen circumstances have suddenly created a scenario in which façades are being peeled away, with those who maintained them having no say in the matter. We are indeed at war – corruption within our industry and government has brought our economy to near-devastation, and we are faced with a choice between two fundamentally corrupted parties. Though one is mistrusted, the other proposes solutions that all but the most ignorant know will be tantamount to pouring a volatile cocktail of accelerants onto our nation's smoldering woes.

The alarming aspect is that for many, the choice is still a difficult one.

So SpongeBob Squarepants is Scientifically Correct?


There are lakes on the ocean floor. Still no sign of fire or squirrels, though.

No It Isn't


NASA chief: Space exploration key to mankind's survival

It's interesting. I'm glad we've done it. We do learn a lot from it and it has been invaluable to our understanding of our universe, but I don't agree that it is the key to mankind's survival.

Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty look on it.

How much less when you say you do not see Him! Judgment is before Him; you are waiting for Him.
--Job 35:13,14

Socialist Paradise


Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd - among others; your economic future are in their hands. Don't you feel safer already?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Grand Illusion


What the big bailout means

Americans have lost control of their own destiny. Elections don't mean much. Congressional debates are illusory. We are on a path to tyranny. Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain is going to stop it. Neither a Republican Congress nor a Democratic Congress is likely to slow it down.

Legislation Blocked Again & Again, Despite Warnings




Hat Tip: Howard

How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis

What happened next was extraordinary. For the first time in history, a serious Fannie and Freddie reform bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. The bill gave a regulator power to crack down, and would have required the companies to eliminate their investments in risky assets.

Different World

If that bill had become law, then the world today would be different. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, a blizzard of terrible mortgage paper fluttered out of the Fannie and Freddie clouds, burying many of our oldest and most venerable institutions. Without their checkbooks keeping the market liquid and buying up excess supply, the market would likely have not existed.

But the bill didn't become law, for a simple reason: Democrats opposed it on a party-line vote in the committee, signaling that this would be a partisan issue. Republicans, tied in knots by the tight Democratic opposition, couldn't even get the Senate to vote on the matter.

That such a reckless political stand could have been taken by the Democrats was obscene even then. Wallison wrote at the time: "It is a classic case of socializing the risk while privatizing the profit. The Democrats and the few Republicans who oppose portfolio limitations could not possibly do so if their constituents understood what they were doing."

Hat tip Jawa Report

Compromising our Way Out of the Constitution


Bailing on our Principles by Mike Huckabee

Will there be far-reaching consequences without some intervention? Probably, but we honestly don’t know since we've really never seen this level of greed and stupidity all rolled into one massive move. But may I suggest that letting "Uncle Sugar" step in and bail out the billionaires who made the mess will be far worse and will start a long line of companies and individuals who will demand the same of the government---which last time I checked means that they will be demanding it out of YOU and ME. This is not money that Congress is risking from THEIR pockets or future, but ours. Many if not most of us have already experienced lost value on our homes, retirement accounts, and pensions. Now they’d like for us to assume some further risks so they won’t have to.

What happened to the "free market" idea? Is that only our view when we WIN and when we LOSE, we ask the government to come in and take away the pain?

You Might be a Racist if ...


Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because "anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks."

How 'bout if you tote guns but don't strip moose? What if you have a gun but don't tote it, and you strip moose? Why is the moose wearing clothes anyway? I missed that point.

You Might be a Racist if...

...everything you see other people doing is framed in terms of race.

...the only reason you can imagine Obama would lose is because of racism.

This is the Part where we all Feign Surprise


North Korea Removes Seals From Nuke Plant, Bars Inspectors

U.N. inspectors have been ordered to leave, and U.S. officials and IAEA representatives confirm that reprocessing at the facility could begin in just a week.

If banging your head against the wall is making your headache worse, why keep doing it?

Here's a fresh idea, let's give North Korea lots of money and gifts if they will only promise to dismantle their nuclear program.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Don't Let Them Fool You


Why the Bubble Burst - Robert Binotto

The bursting of the housing bubble -- which in turn precipitated the collapse of the financial and credit house of cards -- is entirely government-made. Point fingers where you will, but I point mine at those congressmen and administrations that sought to win popular support by turning the Federal Reserve System, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac into public reservoirs of easy credit and home loans, available even to the riskiest and most credit-unworthy of borrowers. For years, the federales have artificially lowered interest rates and opened the loan spigots for institutional borrowers which -- under inducements and even statutory pressures -- opened their credit spigots, in turn, for just about any and every would-be homeowner. The usual tests of credit-worthiness that typically govern lending practices in a free, competitive marketplace were recklessly abandoned -- sometimes under "moral" claim that rigorously screening prospective borrowers is "discriminatory." So, lending has become increasingly indiscriminate, especially in the sub-prime, adjustable-rate-mortgage market.


I remember when the government was cracking down on "discriminatory" lending practices. This is a must-read article, he dots all the I's and crosses all the T's. If you were old enough, you remember how this went.

Monday, September 22, 2008

God Will Not be Found on Your Terms




This is an interesting talk given by Richard Dawkins, a staunch athiest. Whereas he sees evolution when looking at the universe, I see God's hand in the creation. He gives an example of a man questioning his friend about the sun and the Earth.

"Tell me", he asked a friend, "Why do people always say it was natural for man to assume that the sun went around the Earth, rather than that the Earth was rotating?" His friend replied, "Well, obviously because it just looks as though the sun was going around the Earth." To which he replied, "Well, what would it have looked like if it had looked as though the Earth was rotating?"

And so I ask the question in regards to the universe. If you cannot see the hand of God in the universe in which we live, if you see a self-created, evolving universe, what do you suppose a God created universe would look like?

If you are going to think beyond self-imposed or evolution imposed barriers, why not truly do so? Why not consider all possibilities? If we have evolved to live in this "middle world," instead, why could we not have been created to live here, perfectly suited to our environment? A rock is solid to us because it needs to be solid to us. Perhaps we have God imposed barriers for a reason that suits God's purpose for us.

That is probably not something you are going to find by studying the universe. Looking at the world around us - alone, however far into the depths of what can be known - is not enough. If that is all you are doing then I can sympathize with you, I can see why you can come to the conclusion of an evolved universe.

It takes more. It takes revealed knowledge, revealed from the very Creator Who put us here, and it takes a relationship with Him for that knowledge to be revealed to us, and it takes a mind open to the possibility to start that relationship.

“Friendship with the LORD is reserved for those who fear Him. With them He reveals the secrets of His covenant.”
Psalm 25:14, NLT

It takes time, and willingness to obey what you learn, but if you are open to the possibility, and with reverent fear - not paranoid fear - reverent fear and study of His Word, the Bible, you will find it a book of endless learning. It's pages open up to you like science reveals the hidden mysteries of the world around us, no matter how closely you look, it reveals a complexity and richness that mirrors that of the universe itself.

Then you will begin to see your "middle world" in a whole new light, as just a temporary, stepping off point to a realm of possibilities that truly cannot be humanly imagined. But you will see glimpses and flashes of what is to come and the drumbeat will no longer hold you in its sway.

God will not be found on your terms, but He will meet you where you are when you are ready. Never judge God on the basis of any human being or what they believe, don't shut that door because of preconceived notions gathered from the utterances or actions of other "middle worlders." You relationship with God will be personal or it will be non-existent.

Just sayin'. Wish you were here.

God is light

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Don't Walk to the Wrong Drumbeat


The Drumbeat

In truth, and in direct opposition to the drumbeat, each human being must be accorded his or her natural rights, individual sovereignty, and self responsibility to be in harmony with human nature. Each of us must have the freedom to succeed or to fail. Western culture, culminating in the great American experiment, has been perverted. Due to these perversions, many failures have already occurred, which have then, ironically, been used to justify further perversions of the same sort as those which caused the problems to begin with.

This is an excellent piece. I highly recommend it, and it's exactly what I see going on around us.

In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.--Jesus, in John 16:33

You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

They are of the world, therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

We are of God. He who knows God hears us. The one who is not of God does not hear us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
--1 John 4:4-6

Hat Tip: Rich

This is Madison





She's a Miniature Schnauzer. She's athletic, smart, and fun-loving, not to mention cute. She loves to chase turkeys and squirrels, but we don't give her the chance. Poor Mads.

If Pirates Drove Cars...




Friday, September 19, 2008

Twisted


Libertarian Group Condemns Sarah Palin for Not Killing Disabled Baby in Abortion

Nicholas Provenzo condemns Palin for the birth of her baby Trig, who has Down syndrome.

Provenzo, who writes for the Center for the Advancement of Capitalism, not only bashes her for allowing Trig to be born, but says she should have made the so-called morally justifiable decision to kill him in an abortion.

The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism bills itself as a group "dedicated to advancing individual rights and economic freedom through Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism."

"Like many, I am troubled by the implications of Alaska governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's decision to knowingly give birth to a child disabled with Down syndrome," Provenzo writes.

"Given that Palin's decision is being celebrated in some quarters, it is crucial to reaffirm the morality of aborting a fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome (or by extension, any unborn fetus)—a freedom that anti-abortion advocates seek to deny,"

Reaffirm the morality? Killing a baby is never moral. You can't just make up your own morals. First babies, then confused senior citizens - what's next, anyone who inconveniences you? We wouldn't want you to be inconvenienced now, would we?

Palin's decision is being celebrated because so few seem to have any morals anymore.

Government Healthcare


Baroness Warnock: Dementia sufferers may have a 'duty to die'

The veteran Government adviser said pensioners in mental decline are "wasting people's lives" because of the care they require and should be allowed to opt for euthanasia even if they are not in pain.

She insisted there was "nothing wrong" with people being helped to die for the sake of their loved ones or society.

The 84-year-old added that she hoped people will soon be "licensed to put others down" if they are unable to look after themselves.

All you need is love.

Obama Doctrine


A Republican sees a homeless man on the street and reaches into his pocket to give him some money.

A Democrat sees a homeless man on the street and, contemplating the man’s condition….. reaches into the Republican’s pocket and gives the man some money.
-- Anonymous

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lessons Learned


From Forty Summers in the Word by Lenny Cacchio

*If there is a God, I want to know what he has to say.

*If there is no God, then nothing anyone says or does will matter.

*What the Bible says and what people say it says are two different things. Read it for yourself and learn the difference.

*The Bible has all the basic principles of a successful life.

*We are all free moral agents. Therefore I cannot impose my religion on others.

*The Bible is the foundation of all knowledge, but it is not all knowledge. Read widely. Learn from those smarter than you.

*Your god is what you think about most of the time.

*We have two major political parties in this country: the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

Inhumane


Ron Dart at Looking for Truthtellers stumbled on some anti-humanism websites and posted his thoughts on them.

Personally, I find them very disturbing (the websites, not his thoughts). There are some places I wish the human mind couldn't go.

Breed better humans,...

...start thinking seriously about killing all those but our most valuable members of society.

Where have we heard this before? Nothing new here, except maybe the reason they give - saving the planet.

Obama: Taking Credit ...


when credit is not due.

“In January, I outlined a plan to help revive our faltering economy,” Obama said, “which formed the basis for a bipartisan stimulus package that passed the Congress.”

Is that true?

Democrats on Capitol Hill who support Obama say no.

He didn’t even show up to vote for it.


Pepé Le Pew


Umm... That's Not a Cat

A Pennsylvania cat lover got a smelly surpise (sic) this week when a neighbor's cat turned out to be a frightened skunk.

Not only did the skunk spray the woman, but it ran into her Mount Carmel home.

It took about several hours for emergency services officials to get the putrid pest out of the house.

Lions and Tigers - No Bears, Oh my!


Lion, Tiger Spotted Among Wreckage After Ike

"Turns out there's a tiger, and I understand he's hungry ... so we're staying away from him."

Survive a hurricane, get eaten by a tiger - just the luck.

The news follows reports of a lion holed up in a Baptist church with its owner on Bolivar Peninsula

Are you sure the owner is still there?

Scientists Puzzled


Hubble Finds Unidentified Object in Space

The object also appeared out of nowhere. It just wasn't there before. In fact, they don't even know where it is exactly located because it didn't behave like anything they know. Apparently, it can't be closer than 130 light-years but it can be as far as 11 billion light-years away. It's not in any known galaxy either. And they have ruled out a supernova too. It's something that they have never encountered before. In other words: they don't have a single clue about where or what the heck this thing is.

It's probably just a fly on the lens, it happens.:-)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Training wheels


Obama's teleprompter hits the trail

It appears Barack Obama's teleprompter is hitting the campaign trail.

Check out the picture at that link, it makes me think of a little kid on a bike with training wheels trying to be like the big kids.

Life of Ike


Awesome pictures of the hurricane Ike aftermath. Some of it anyway.

That's the Bush Doctrine?


"The right to preemptive attack of a country that was planning an attack on America?"

Isn't that just common sense? What country in history has thought it did not have the right to attack those planning to attack it? I learned the "Bush Doctrine" when I was a student at yeshiva in the fourth grade, when I was taught a famous Talmudic dictum from about 1,800 years ago: "If someone is coming to kill you, rise early and kill him."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Politics of Dishonor


Obama tried to stall Iraq troop withdrawal

While campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.

Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion."


Hypocrite.

Though Obama claims the US presence is "illegal," he suddenly remembered that Americans troops were in Iraq within the legal framework of a UN mandate. His advice was that, rather than reach an accord with the "weakened Bush administration," Iraq should seek an extension of the UN mandate.


9/16: Confirmed

"The Obama campaign issued an angry denial to a report yesterday that the Democratic presidential candidate privately urged Iraqi leaders to delay U.S. troop withdrawals, but the statement essentially confirmed the story."

"But in the same statement, Morigi said Obama had told the Iraqis they should not rush through a 'Strategic Framework Agreement' governing the future of U.S. troops until after President Bush leaves office,"

Late Breaking


Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

It has now emerged that sharia courts with these powers have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh.


That is all.

I Almost Died Watching This


Tolerance


A government official in Saudi Arabia cut out his daughter's tongue and burned her to death after learning she had become a follower of Jesus Christ.

Sick.

Rules for Radicals


Radical leftist's son: 'Obama learned his lesson well'

In a letter to the editor of the Boston Globe, the son of radical socialist community organizer Saul Alinsky praised Barack Obama for stirring up the masses at the Democratic National Convention "Saul Alinsky style," saying, "Obama learned his lesson well."

The letter signed L. David Alinsky closed by saying, "I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully. ... It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday."

Saul Alinsky was a social revolutionist who advocated going beyond leftist approaches to the point of stirring mass organizations of "Have-nots" that would rise up and seize power from the "Haves." Alinsky's radical methods were often controversial, as were his words, such as the dedication of his book "Rules for Radicals": "To the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer."

Alinsky founded and trained community organizations to follow his methods, including organizations in South Chicago, where Barack Obama credits his political beginnings. As the Washington Post reported last year, Obama was hired shortly after graduating from college by a group of Alinsky's disciples to be community organizer.


...stirring mass organizations of "Have-nots" that would rise up and seize power from the "Haves."

You mean like Zimbabwe? Yeah, that works - NOT.

Regarding the Lucifer dedication, He already had his own kingdom, he wanted more. He lost everything, his fate is sealed. Don't let him fool you.

War of Words


All dogs go to heaven

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Palinoia ...


will destroy ya.

Bitterness.

Democrats: Party of Hate

First Amendment 101


A New Order of Religious Freedom

Any time is a good time, but this election is a particularly good time, to review some basics about the free exercise of religion in this American constitutional order

More than he wanted to be remembered for having been president, Mr. Jefferson wanted to be remembered as the author of the Virginia "Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom." In the text of the bill he underlined this sentence: "The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction." In a republic of free citizens, every opinion, every prejudice, every aspiration, every moral argument has access to the public square in which we deliberate the ordering of our life together.

"The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction." And yet civil government is ordered by, and derives its legitimacy from, the opinions of the citizenry. Precisely here do we discover the novelty of the American experiment, the unique contribution of what the Founders called this novus ordo seclorum, a new order for the ages. Never before in human history had any government denied itself jurisdiction, whether limited or total, over that on which it entirely depends, the opinion of its people.


Hat Tip: View From 1776

Old Age and Treachery


McCain Flies His Campaign Past Obama

For more than a week we've seen the No. 1 person on the Democratic ticket argue that he's better prepared than the No. 2 person on the Republican ticket. That's not a winning argument even if you win it.

A very interesting column. Perhaps McCain is not so "out of touch" after all.

Hat tip: Looking for Truthtellers

Know Where Freedom and Liberty Come From


Keeping Religion in the Closet

Christianity is not incompatible with a republican form of government. It is the foundation of republican government. Our Founders recognized this. John Jay, President of the Continental Congress and America's first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, declared, "No human society has ever been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty apart from the moral precepts of the Christian Religion applied and accepted by all the classes. Should our Republic ere forget this fundamental precept of governance, men are certain to shed their responsibilities for licentiousness and this great experiment will then surely be doomed." Jay, who co-wrote The Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, knew whereof he spoke.


It seems to me that responsibility has already been shed and licentiousness rules the day. The founders of this United States of America had more wisdom in their little fingers than everyone in the whole government today. We are groping in the dark blindly and think we have vision and intellect beyond any nation that has ever existed. In my mind that makes us fools.

Audacity of Lipstick


You Can Put Lipstick on a Socialist—But He's Still a Socialist

Y'know, if I were Barack I wouldn't be accusing anyone or any party of lipsticking because Obama is the king of the crimson paste. This man, his record, his associations, and his plans to screw . . . I mean change . . . America has more makeup than Michael Jackson, Gloria Swanson, Jezebel, Ryan Seacrest and the demented bag lady I saw at a bus stop the other day in downtown Miami combined. Matter of fact, I believe Revlon is one of the chief sponsors of Obama's Audacity of Hype tour.

Why Didn't I think of That?


How to protect your car in a hurricane.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Inevitable


Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God. --Jeremiah 2:19

The measure in which any people neglect the sacred means which express Divine relationship, is the measure in which sooner or later they violate the principles of social relationship, and oppression and suffering take the place of liberty and prosperity. --G. Campbell Morgan

Friday, September 12, 2008

IMAO Asks ...


Is Sarah Palin drugging liberals?

This Bear Really, Really, Really Doesn't Like That Guy


Bear jumps into man’s fishing boat, mauls him

A Canadian man is recovering in the hospital after a black bear swam across a river, climbed onto a dock and then jumped on a boat and attacked him.

It Will Take an Awakening of the American People


And a lot of hard choices. Can American socialism ever be reversed?

Even as others such as The Heritage Foundation label it "unfortunate but necessary," the Kentucky Republican is incensed by the proposed federal bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To shore up the shaky mortgage giants, the plan would put taxpayers on the hook for as much as $5 trillion.

As the head of the Congressional Budget Office announced, the mortgage giants are now part of the federal government.

As Bunning commented back in July when Paulson announced his plan, "When I picked up my newspaper yesterday, I thought I woke up in France. But no, it turned out it was socialism here in the United States."

If you elect Obama it won't be creeping socialism anymore, it will be flat out sprinting.

Home Invasion


Invaders ram door; shotgun fells one

"Anyone that tries to come into someone's home like that, you deserve the consequences,"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Obama the Insensitive


Obama Says “Enough” with "Phony" Controversy

"We are here to talk about education, but, you know, I'm running for president, so that means I've got to spend a just a brief moment talking a little bit about politics," Obama said apologetically to a roomful of teachers, parents, and school board officials. "Before we begin today, I want to say a few words about the latest, made up controversy by the John McCain campaign," he continued as the crowd chuckled.

But there is nothing "phony" about it. There was a spontaneous groundswell of people who were genuinely offended by the comment. He may not have meant to call Sarah Palin a pig but it sure sounded that way and instead of being an insensitive jerk he should have just apologized. I stopped at Publix on my way home this morning and people were talking about it and fuming. This didn't come from McCain, he only took advantage of a situation Obama put himself in.

Obama is an insensitive jerk and it looks like he'll be self-destructing soon. We can only hope for that change.

For the sensitivity-impaired among us: This remark is not offensive just because Sarah is a woman. When McCain used the line to describe Hillary's health care plan, it was obvious he was describing the plan not Hillary. Sarah Palin had just given a speech in which she described herself as a pitbull with lipstick and right on the heels of that Obama uses the lipstick line. Most likely he just spoke without thinking - it seems to be his modus operandi lately - but the connection is fresh in peoples minds and he should have stepped up and apologized instead of whining about it - also part of his M.O., by the way.

Hurricane Ike


I'm 426 miles away from the center of hurricane Ike - according to Stormpulse - and there is a good, stiff, if not strong, wind blowing. We even had some squalls come through last night. That's a big storm.

Systematic Deception


From the desk of Melanie Phillips: Revolution you can believe in

This is to miss something of the greatest importance: that in the world of Barack Obama, community organisers are a key strategy in a different game altogether; and the name of that game is revolutionary Marxism.

The seditious role of the community organiser was developed by an extreme left intellectual called Saul Alinsky. He was a radical Chicago activist who, by the time he died in 1972, had had a profound influence on the highest levels of the Democratic party. Alinsky was a ‘transformational Marxist’ in the mould of Antonio Gramsci, who promoted the strategy of a ‘long march through the institutions’ by capturing the culture and turning it inside out as the most effective means of overturning western society. In similar vein, Alinsky condemned the New Left for alienating the general public by its demonstrations and outlandish appearance. The revolution had to be carried out through stealth and deception. Its proponents had to cultivate an image of centrism and pragmatism. A master of infiltration, Alinsky wooed Chicago mobsters and Wall Street financiers alike. And successive Democratic politicians fell under his spell.

His creed was set out in his book ‘Rules for Radicals’ – a book he dedicated to Lucifer, whom he called the ‘first radical’. It was Alinsky for whom ‘change’ was his mantra. And by ‘change’, he meant a Marxist revolution achieved by slow, incremental, Machiavellian means which turned society inside out. This had to be done through systematic deception, winning the trust of the naively idealistic middle class by using the language of morality to conceal an agenda designed to destroy it. And the way to do this, he said, was through ‘people’s organisations’.

Community organisers would mobilise direct action by the oppressed masses against their capitalist oppressors.

Read it all

Obama Puts Different Twist on Lipstick




"just calling the same thing something different."

Same old Marxist dogma.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The World Can Have him


World wants Obama as president: poll

The same world that wants to see a weaker America. Let him head the United Nations. C-Ya!

Hurricane Tracking


Stormpulse

Very cool. The storm archive is impressive, too.

Do You Take This Man to Be Your Lawful, Wedded Party A?


California bans 'brides,' 'grooms'

"Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California.

That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses.

Stephanopoulos goes Bugs Bunny on Obama


The Shameless Accuse the Shameless


Obama: McCain-Palin 'lying' about maverick claims

Barack Obama ripped into John McCain and Sarah Palin as never before Monday, accusing his Republican White House foes of "shameless" dishonesty with their claim to be "mavericks" ready to shake up Washington.

I doubt very much that McCain/Palin will shake up Washington, but then neither will Obama and if you believe he will I have a bridge to sell you. At least both McCain and Palin have a history of going against their party, Obama doesn't. Obama doesn't so much want to shake up Washington as he wants to grow it. Obama wants to feed the gremlin after midnight. If there is one thing America doesn't need, it's a larger, more powerful government.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Finally, We Know...


What is a community organizer?

Assault With Sausage and Spice


A burglar who broke into a home just east of Fresno rubbed spices over the body of one of two men as they slept in their rooms and then used an 8-inch sausage to whack the other man on the face and head before running out of the house, Fresno County sheriff's deputies said Saturday.

Say Lt. Ian Burrimond, "I tell you, this was one weird case."

Obviously.

"Th-th-th-that's all folks!"




Nothing about Obama is as it seems on the surface, he has phony written all over him - completely leaving religion out of it - he's not what he wants you to think he is. Perhaps he was trying to be sarcastic when saying "my Muslim faith," although he didn't sound like he was, most people put emphasis on the sarcasm. He talked right through it as though it were a very comfortable thing for him to say.

Be that as it may, he handled the question wrong, as he so often does when he is not scripted.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Anti-Obama


Proud of the GOP - Bill Whittle

Sarah Palin is the anti-Obama: not a victim, not a poser, not riding a wave but rather swimming upstream — and most of all, not having run for president her entire life.

Spot on. Perfect description. And ...

Sarah Palin has stolen Barack Obama’s glamour. She’s stolen his excitement, robbed his electricity, burgled his charisma, purloined his star power, and taken his Hope and Change mantra, woven it into a cold-weather fashion accessory, and wrapped it around her neck.

Tru dat.

If They're Gonna Act Like Babies ...


This mother of five has put the entire journalism industry on timeout.

Flipper Wear


For fashion-conscious swimmers

Waaaaaaaaa!


Don't Make Fun of Community Organizers

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Zombie Constitutionalists


Is Joe Biden really all there?

I am hardly a Bush apologist. I believe emphatically the Bush administration has violated the Constitution time and time again. But so has Biden. So has nearly every member of Congress. If we're going to start prosecuting for that offense, we're going to need internment camps near Washington, D.C., for the show trials.

Until that time comes, it's probably best to appeal to the American people to reclaim their Constitution and make them the enforcers.

We've drifted so far from our constitutional heritage that neither party really recognizes the strict limits our founders placed on the actions and powers of the federal government.

No one wants to see the Constitution respected and revered and upheld and obeyed in Washington more than I.

But Joe Biden and Barack Obama are proponents of a "living Constitution" that changes to suit their own crazy ideas. Do you know what a "living Constitution" really is? It's a dead Constitution. It's one that means anything you want it to mean – which is to say it means nothing at all.

Do we really want to put the power to prosecute political enemies in the hands of people like that?

Not me.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Integrity


Gov. Sarah Palin: Unequally yoked

For conscience and the Republic, we must declare ourselves independent of a party system that places good people under the yoke of iniquity.

Yes.


US Weekly Busted




Measured lies

Community Organizer


Let me tell you what Obama did. Let's just pull back the veil, shall we? We all know what Obama did as a community organizer in Chicago. He worked for ACORN. You know what ACORN is. It's an ultra-radical left-wing fraudulent voter registration operation that is caught routinely, frequently cheating, registering illegals, registering people multiple times. They've been a victim of lawsuits. That's who Obama worked for. That's Chicago thug politics, as described by Bill Clinton. And that's what he was doing in the community. He was learning from the bottom up, gutter Democrat Party politics. They talk about him as a community organizer as a way to mask that. --Rush Limbaugh

Oh My!


This photo captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect wildlife in the US.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Empire That Was Russia


In full-color photos. Click on object list to get to the picture link page. It's always interesting to see old photographs, and these from Russia - how cool is that?

That Grinding Noise You Hear ...


is from the Democrats teeth. They've only just begun to hate this woman. Did you see this speech?

So Ethical


Obama might pursue criminal charges against Bush

"out of the need to preserve the notion that no one, no attorney general, no president -- no one is above the law."

I'd love to see that principle carried out honestly in the congress and senate. Hypocrites, all of them.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Chrome


Google released their new browser yesterday, it's called Chrome.

I tried it out yesterday and found it interesting, but not outstanding. I like FireFox much better, especially security-wise.

I do like that Chrome shows thumbnails of your most visited sites when you open a new tab. It would be better if you could choose between most visited sites and sites of your choosing. Opera does the latter.

It imported my FireFox bookmarks exactly as they are in FireFox, instead of putting them in a separate folder like Opera did.

Just a few minutes ago I loaded a few forums I use and it automatically filled in the user name and password. Sounds good except I never visited those sites with Chrome before so how did it know the passwords? I just visited another one and it did the same. That's a little disconcerting. Did it get the passwords from FireFox?

It also tried getting access to the internet a few times even after I had closed it, presumably looking for updates. I don't know.

I won't be using Chrome very often, if at all. It's a curiosity. I use FireFox and I use NoScript, and I love it. Chrome creeps me out privacy-wise.

Here's a Chrome review.

Edit 9/07: Chrome does copy passwords from FireFox, it says so when you are installing it.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

It's a Tradition!


Spare him your outrage.

A Pakistani lawmaker defended a decision by northwestern tribesmen to bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands, telling stunned members of Parliament to spare him their outrage.

The problem with tradition is that it often becomes a crutch for the unthinking.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Wolf Spiders


I know they are basically harmless but they look like they're going to jump on your neck and rip your head off. And they are fast. The other day I was putting stuff in the car to go to work, lifted the tailgate, and there it was on the window above my head. I grabbed a towel I had there and pushed it out - I thought. I couldn't see it anymore because it was dark. James was getting in the passenger seat and started yelling about a spider. I looked over and saw it on the window behind the rear seat. I grabbed it with the towel, made sure I got it and flung it into the darkness. Hopefully dead. Let them live somewhere else.

Last night I was driving with James again - in the dark - and he started screaming about a bug. It must have crawled on his hand. After I recovered from a near wreck he said he couldn't find it and we kept on. He had put the light on though and finally saw it so I stopped and killed it. It was a spider, not a wolf spider, but about a inch long brown spider.

I only like spiders when they stay outside, if they enter my house or car, all bets are off. They are not staying and they probably won't survive my getting them out.

Click here and scroll down to check out pictures of wolf spiders.

How a Dog Drinks


Not what you would normally think. This is a cool video. I actually did already know this but only because I recently read about it somewhere on the web.