Monday, May 31, 2010

If You Want Peace, Prepare for War


Never Give Up Your Weapons

History demonstrates that destruction awaits those who attempt to placate their enemies by surrendering their weapons.

Again and again.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Haman's Delusion



The example of Haman reveals one of the basic weaknesses of the flesh, of human evil. This is why Christians have nothing to fear from the presence of evil in the world. Jesus told us that when the world seems to be crashing down all around us, when human hearts are failing for fear, then "stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near" (see Luke 21:28). This is why we can be assured that no form of totalitarianism will ever conquer the earth. Nazism has already failed. Atheistic communism is doomed to fail. Islamic terrorism is like-wise doomed. The seeds of self-destruction are built into every form of evil that seeks to dominate the world.

Murderous, self-centered pride comes from our human nature, the Haman nature within us. And pride produces delusion. Pride blinds us to the truth about ourselves and the world around us. When human beings are blinded by pride, they easily stumble into folly. When you and I give way to pride, we allow Haman to rule our lives. We become willfully stupid. We make decisions to our own detriment. And then, when we incur the consequences of our own prideful, foolish decisions, we try to cast the blame on others, on God, on anything or anyone but ourselves.


Ray C. Stedman, For Such a Time as This: Queen Esther's Secrets for Strategic Living

Read the book of Esther for background.

The Duh Factor


Study finds increased gov't spending results in unemployment

Instead of providing a stimulating effect to the economy, government spending creates pressures on private industry to reduce staff and investment. The study's authors count themselves as among the shocked

Beautifully illustrated to us by the Obama administration. It's like a 10-year-old stole the keys to the economy and won't give them back.

Mark Steyn has new column related to this very subject: We’re too broke to be this stupid

How did the Western world reach this point? Well, as my correspondent put it, we assumed that we were rich enough that we could afford to be stupid. In any advanced society, there will be a certain number of dysfunctional citizens either unable or unwilling to do what is necessary to support themselves and their dependents. What to do about such people? Ignore the problem? Attempt to fix it? The former nags at the liberal guilt complex, while the latter is way too much like hard work: the modern progressive has no urge to emulate those Victorian social reformers who tramped the streets of English provincial cities looking for fallen women to rescue. All he wants to do is ensure that the fallen women don’t fall anywhere near him.

So the easiest "solution" to the problem is to throw public money at it.

Science!


A conspiracy of physics

Al Gore's group, Repower America, claims we can replace all our dirty energy with clean, carbon-free renewables. Gore says we can do it within 10 years.

"It's simply not possible," says Robert Bryce on my Fox Business Network show tomorrow night. "Nine out of 10 units of power that we consume are produced by hydrocarbons – coal, oil and natural gas. Any transition away from those sources is going to be a decades-long, maybe even a century-long process. ... The world consumes 200 million barrels of oil equivalent in hydrocarbons per day. We would have to find the energy equivalent of 23 Saudi Arabias."

The greens don't care that it won't work because that is not what they are trying to achieve. They don't care about energy, they care about power - their power over YOU.

Break Out of Sheepledom


America's sheeple: Driven by emotion

This commentary speaks to the mentality of those who do not understand either the necessity of self-defense or the roles that prudent preparation and self-defense technology should play in the lives of free citizens. It is fundamentally an attitude ascribed to what some call "sheeple" – subjects rather than citizens, the Great Undecided Middle who comprise a plurality of Americans (and a majority of citizens and subjects abroad). To the sheeple, armed citizens are the enemy, not criminals or societal predators. To sheeple, the very notion that danger could exist within society, or that it is only reasonably responsible to be prepared for that danger, is paranoia. Armed citizens are not and cannot be responsible men and women exercising their constitutionally protected rights to self-defense; they are, in the minds of sheeple, vigilantes. Notions of self-reliance and self-preservation are lost on sheeple; they believe that either you will never need to preserve yourself, or that if you experience an emergency you will (and you must) call on the recognized authorities to come and save you.

To sheeple, what they feel supersedes reality. Sheeple's emotions, their wishful thinking, has been substituted for an objective recognition of what truly is. Sheeple will speak loudly and proudly about how they've never felt the need to be armed, or never felt the need to prepare or train for self-defense, or perhaps how they've never felt "unsafe" even in dangerous areas. What's more, they'll project their wishful thinking onto others, concluding that armed citizens (those wacky conservatives and libertarians especially) are "fearful." You see, sheeple are what firearms guru Jeff Cooper characterized as non-copers. They resent and fear copers, those who are more capable and better prepared than the sheeple. Considering someone else's superior preparation makes the sheeple confront the conflict between what they wish to believe and what truly is – producing the uncomfortable sensation that is cognitive dissonance.

The fact that law enforcement and emergency personnel can rarely be where you need them exactly when you need them is lost on sheeple. Recordings of calls to 911 centers, in which victims scream for help as they are assaulted and murdered by societal predators, make no impression on sheeple. The very idea that you are responsible for yourself and your family – not your government or anyone else – is anathema to the utopian fantasy world in which sheeple live.

It's not easy waking up to reality, but it's so worth it.

The Wiz


It seems like there is someone behind the curtain running the show and Obama just goes on stage and reads from a script. He's a complete screw up when off the teleprompter.

...the president said he didn’t know whether Liz Birnbaum had resigned or been fired.

"Now, with respect to Ms. Birnbaum, I found out about her resignation today," Obama said. "So I don't know the circumstances in which this occurred."

That explanation flummoxed reporters in the room, who seemed surprised to learn that the president wouldn’t know exactly what had happened to one of the key figures in an ongoing federal emergency – the one he was holding a news conference on at that very moment.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Glenn Beck


I agree with this assessment of Glenn Beck. He is our warning before the fall.

Beck's show is so good that I'm convinced if a person doesn't watch it on a regular basis, it's almost impossible for him to understand the true causes of the moral and economic collapse of the United States – or even that it is collapsing – because no one else on TV covers most of the stories he dissects in impeccable detail. His modus operandi has been to expose the bad guys through their own words by playing audio and video of them shooting off their mouths and by quoting their writings.

For quite some time now, I have believed that Beck has become so good at exposing the truth, so well-respected and so powerful that the Forces of Darkness in the White House and Congress view him as a major threat to their aspirations to eliminate the Constitution, the rule of law and individual sovereignty in the United States. (In fact, they now refer to him as "the Beck problem.")

But, as I have written in the past, the Obamafia is in a no-win situation with Beck. If its leaders ignore him, he will continue to disrobe Chairman Obama and his malevolent progressive pals through their own spoken and written words.

On the other hand, as they have already discovered, the more they try to discredit Beck, the more attention they draw to him – and the more people will learn about the details of how they plan to fundamentally transform America. Worse, their childish mudslinging is no match for Beck's 60 minutes of hard-core truth five days a week (not to mention his three-hour daily radio show).

So Beck keeps raising the ante, and there is no question in my mind that the oligarchy in Washington sees him as a major obstacle between where they are today and their ultimate goal: a firmly entrenched, all-powerful federal government that controls every aspect of people's lives.

Listening to Beck this past year has convinced me that he senses he has been chosen by a Higher Power to lead the charge against the evildoers in government. If so, it's not the first time God has surprised the world with his choice of a messenger.

The fact of the warning means it is not too late to change.

Demons Who Are Going to Organize Society for Us


China May Shield North Korea

The best possible thing that could happen to the people of North Korea is the collapse of the current regime. The world, if it had any shame, would get together and remove that government from the face of the Earth and reunite north and south under the South Korean government. But the world is too busy trying to discredit and destroy free enterprise and redistribute the world into a global North Korea. North Korea is the darkest country on Earth, they want the world to be that dark.

Now there's a metaphor for you. The light of freedom will never be extinguished, but it will get darker before the light breaks upon us again.

This Is So Cute


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quote of the Day

"My question is, if America is so racist and discriminatory against Hispanics, if we're so terrible on human rights issues, then why do they all want to come here?"

Rush Limbaugh

Incongruous


Why do Americans, especially white Christians, have to bend over backwards not to offend anyone - not one single person! - but Muslims can build a mosque on Ground Zero, the site of the worst Islamist (yeah, they own it) terrorist attack ever perpetrated on American soil?

The insensitivity factor alone is off the scale! It is wrong on so many levels. This is not the time for tolerance.

Now, here's a little Pat Condell:


Democrat's Trillions


Congress reminds me of Richard Pryor in Brewster's Millions. Remember? Pryor had to spend 30 million dollars in 30 days to inherit $300 million.

It's like they just can't spend enough! Despite Soaring National Debt, Congress Goes on Spending Spree

Taken together, the Democratic-led U.S. Congress is trying to find a way to pass about $300 billion more in unfunded spending before Memorial Day -- a spending spree that rivals anything drunken sailors have been accused of.

They are obsessed! These people need to be stopped.

A Garter Snake


I got this male eastern garter snake for James.

I Like Chickens


And this is a nice video.

In Obama's World


You can go to the amusement park everyday.

The fun never ends.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

America's New Culture War


Free enterprise vs. government control

It is not at all clear which side will prevail. The forces of big government are entrenched and enjoy the full arsenal of the administration's money and influence. Our leaders in Washington, aided by the unprecedented economic crisis of recent years and the panic it induced, have seized the moment to introduce breathtaking expansions of state power in huge swaths of the economy, from the health-care takeover to the financial regulatory bill that the Senate approved Thursday. If these forces continue to prevail, America will cease to be a free enterprise nation.

I highly recommend everyone read this article. Know what's going on.

Seriously People, Get the Message


It doesn't work is being screamed at us from all corners of the world.

Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried, and it will continue to do so despite the best efforts of the die-hard true believers in the Obama administration and the rest of the world. The most recent example of this failure: Euro-Socialism is presently bankrupting the countries that embraced it in Europe. This will result not only in more social and economic upheaval, but also the ultimate demise of the ill-conceived European Union.

The original and current proponents of socialism fail to take into account one very basic but immutable factor: the fundamental nature of the human race.

Oh, it's never worked before, in fact it's probably killed more people in a shorter period of time than any other system, but it will work if we just make it bigger and more powerful. Now I get it.

How can you expect anything good to come from people who's playbook - Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky - is dedicated 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."

Lucifer did not win his own kingdom, he had already been given charge of it (Earth). His rebellion was to gain more and it failed miserably. He is a liar and a murderer. He will soon lose the kingdom he now has and he knows it.

Speaking of Pathetic Responses


South Korea said on Monday it would resume loudspeaker broadcasts at the border that had been suspended for six years, as part of its punishment toward the North for the sinking of one of its navy ships.

Doesn't Fit the Agenda


America's Pathetic Response to the Gulf Catastrophe

America is capable of greatness...

Leadership is virtually non-existent.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is stepping up but he's not getting federal cooperation.

I should say taking care of this problem does not fit their agenda but letting it get worse fits the anti-capitalism agenda of the Obama administration. Obama is forgetting that he is ultimately responsible for the dismal response and we all know it. The Democrats are in charge and they are letting the oil invade our shores just as they are letting illegal immigrants invade our borders.

And they are already talking about quadrupling the tax on oil.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Speaking of Dim Bulbs




Here's Mark Steyn on Obama's lazy tribute to Daniel Pearl

I think Mark let him off easy.

Doesn't Sound Very Wise to Me


Dalai Lama: I’m totally a Marxist

I know he's an officially recognized international Wise Man or whatever, but his reasoning sounds like a conservative parody of the left: Sure, free markets make people better off, but communism has better intentions. Does the behavior of the Chinese and Soviets in his own backyard suggest nothing to him about Marxist ethics in theory versus in practice? Or should we not be surprised that a religious man has a religious faith in the idea that Marxism can be moral in practice if we just "get it right"?

Just another dim bulb.

Coming to America


Not just their Big Fat Greek Funeral by Mark Steyn

Unlovely as they are, the Greek rioters are the logical end point of the advanced social democratic state: not an oppressed underclass, but a pampered overclass, rioting in defence of its privileges and insisting on more subsidy, more benefits, more featherbedding, more government.

I'm Not a Morning Person


It takes me a little bit to wake up. I wish I could wake up with as much excitement for the day as this guy!

Electrifying!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Recommended Reading


Deception by Ronald L. Dart

Or listening.

There's a virus going around.

Response to President Calderon




Right on!

Iran Shows Obama How It's Done


Iran says can destroy Israel in week

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, said Wednesday that if Israel attacked Iran it would be destroyed within a week.

Face it, no matter what we do or don't do, there are going to be a lot of people out there that will never like America. If they are not going to like us, hopefully we behave in such a way that they at least respect us. For those that will never like us or respect us, they need to fear us. They need to know that if they mess with us they will pay a price.

That may not be the way you want the world to be but that is the reality. Obama gets 3 strikes on this. He wants everyone to like us but it is stunningly clear that that will not happen. In fact, it is apparent that even less people respect America anymore. Anti-Americanism is on the rise worldwide. And sadly, those that don't like us or respect us also do not fear us. They are laughing at us.

Read Charles Krauthammer's new column called The Fruits of Weakness.

This is not just an America in decline. This is an America in retreat -- accepting, ratifying and declaring its decline, and inviting rising powers to fill the vacuum.

Nor is this retreat by inadvertence. This is retreat by design and, indeed, on principle. It's the perfect fulfillment of Obama's adopted Third World narrative of American misdeeds, disrespect and domination from which he has come to redeem us and the world.

Of Rats and Men


While claiming a separation of church and state - which does not exist in the U.S. Constitution, it is a communist idea - they claim that government confiscation of your funds - also know as taxation - and redistributing it to others is somehow biblical. Social justice. It is not.

All such giving in the Bible - including the tithe - is 100% voluntary. There was no IRS in ancient Israel. It is between you and God, it's a personal thing. If God wanted to force you to be generous He would have given you instinct. Humans have free will, and we are meant to exercise free will in a free society for our spiritual growth. Don't ever choose to put yourself under the unfettered control of a government, king, or dictator. Not even to save the Earth.

As for separation of church and state, the U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1 states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The U.S. government is supposed to be religiously neutral, not rabidly anti-Christian. The U.S. government can't control religion and neither can it put up a wall to keep Christians out of the public discourse. And the U.S. government cannot become the religion and in a Socialist/Marxist/Communist state, the government IS the religion. In Islam, the religion is the government. Neither are compatible with the U.S. Constitution.

Killing Us Softly With Their Words


Scientists accuse Obama over oil spill

Tensions between the Obama administration and the scientific community over the gulf oil spill are escalating, with prominent oceanographers accusing the government of failing to conduct an adequate scientific analysis of the damage and of allowing BP to obscure the spill's true scope.


The oil spill is not exactly hurting the Obama administrations agenda. If it hurts America, they are for it. Of course, they won't say that but actions speak louder than words.

They say they want alternative energy but there is no viable alternative to oil and what they want to do is make oil prohibitively expensive, which will kill the economy.

They are also against drilling in America, thus keeping us dependent on foreign oil, which is supplied by countries "unfriendly" to the American way of life and putting us in a position subservient to those who would like to see America's power diminished in a big way. They have a strangle-hold on our economy.

They say they are creating jobs but the jobs market is getting worse and everything they do further destroys job growth, thus killing the economy.

They are for redistributing wealth and lead you to believe that means from America's rich to America's poor, but what they don't tell you is they want to redistribute America's wealth through them - filling their pockets - to the rest of the world. Our poor are wealthy by the world's standards. This, too, will kill our economy.

Watch what they do, not what they say.

Rats in the Whitehouse!


Who knew?

Rodent scurries by as Obama lauds Wall Street vote

Who said God doesn't have a sense of humor?

"Moreover, rodents of all kinds are pretty common in Washington."

Yes.

Let Sleeping Bears Lie


Researcher mauled by 'sleeping' bear

"It bit pretty hard,"

I bet it did.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Is It Still an Explosive Device...


if it's not capable of detonating?

Explosive Device Found in Saint Cloud

Officers told WFTV Tuesday evening that the object is an explosive device that was not capable of detonating. Investigators said there is an unknown liquid in the explosive device that needs to be tested.

Just asking.

Gun Control?











Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Many More Like Jo?




And where does Obama get the money to pay your welfare check?

"I don't know, his stash"

They're Digging to China


The U.S. State Dept brought up the new Arizona law as an example of U.S. human rights abuse - wait for it - to China.

Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.

He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person's immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

The United States was represented by officials from the State Department, White House, the departments of Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Labor, the trade representative's office and the Internal Revenue Service.

So, per the new world order, China is the arbiter of human rights, and Iran is the arbiter of woman's rights.

Meanwhile, Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security and Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, have not even read the new Arizona law. Watch Eric Holder here, Janet Napolitano here.

Power Line Blog has nice write-up on it.

Woody Allen Speaks


Hey, I know, let's make Obama a dictator for a few years.

"it would be good…if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly."

Idiot.

Motion Induced Blindness


Check out this cool Optical Illusion

Monday, May 17, 2010

There Has to Be a Better Way


7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation,

Just today I was watching an episode of Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force, first time I'd seen it. It was interesting, they were after a fugitive from New Jersey who fled to Puerto Rico. They flew down, got with a task force in Puerto Rico and used local informants to smoke the guy out. Turns out he was staying in a house in Cuamo, so they got ready and waited for the informant to call and verify he was there.

The call came at night, and it was deep in the country. It was dark. They start surrounding the house with all the flashlights and camera lights - how they didn't wake anyone up is beyond me - and they start pounding on the door - "Open up, it's the police!" They are yelling in Spanish and English. A guy comes to the door, they're all pointing rifles and pistols at the guy, lights in his face. Oops, wrong house.

Ok, regroup. What happened? There are two other houses in the area that meet the description they were given. Let's roll! They surround the next house, same lights, same procedure. They show them standing next to windows with the flashlights on - and, of course the camera lights. You are aware, aren't you that a lot if not most houses in Puerto Rico don't have glass windows? The windows are large, venetian blind-like contraptions. So, anyway, no one, apparently, notices all the activity around the house. They start banging on the door and windows, "Open up, open up, it's the police!" Again, Spanish and English. Some people come to the door, guns and lights pointing at them. "Be careful, there are kids," one of the cops yells. Oopsie! Wrong house again. Sorry, sorry everyone.

They do this whole thing all over again at the third house and arrest the guy they were looking for. Success! Everybody go home, shows over.

What's wrong with this picture? Look, I'm all for getting the bad guys. They don't do nearly enough getting bad guys for my taste and they sure as hell don't do enough of keeping them off the streets when they do get them, but I think they need to rethink the way they execute these search warrants. You can't just go down the street trying all the houses until you hit the jack pot. And you can't shoot an innocent 7-year-old girl. It's not acceptable. How would you feel, what would you think, if they did that to you in the middle of the night? How long will it be until you are able to sleep through the night again? What if they shot your dog or your child? Sorry, not acceptable. Is it too much to ask to at least KNOW the fugitive is in the house, to KNOW you have the right house.

There has to be a better way.

Glenn Beck Speaks at NRA Convention


They took the video off Vimeo. You can still watch it at The Right Scoop.

Don't miss this, it's an inspiring speech.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

George Whitefield




Full show

So Why Don’t Democrats Read Bills?


Reading is Hard by Frank J.

Maybe we should write all our bills in Spanish. Then we can hire illegal aliens to read them since apparently that’s yet another one of those jobs Americans won’t do.

Ho Hum


The dots some don't want to connect by Mark Steyn

You may not be interested in Islam but Islam is interested in you. Islam smells weakness at the heart of the West. The post-World War II order is dying: The European Union's decision to toss a trillion dollars to prop up a Greek economic model that guarantees terminal insolvency is merely the latest manifestation of the chronic combination of fiscal profligacy and demographic decline in the West at twilight. Islam is already the biggest supplier of new Europeans and new Canadians, and the fastest-growing demographic in the Western world.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Real Governator


The Deadliest Ideology in History


A Hidden History of Evil

In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the F├╝hrer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.

See also Why doesn't anyone care about the Soviet document archive?

Masters of Misdirection


The Real Reason the Left Loves Illegals

The history of the left in this country is a history of division. Whatever conflict was current -- labor vs. management, class vs. class, race vs. race -- there you'd find the left, stirring things up in order to derive as much political benefit as possible. A workable democratic system demands a willingness to seek consensus and engage in compromise. The left prefers Balkanization and permanent conflict.

Another Excellent Video From Nutnfancy




Little history reminder.

Don't Get Bit By a Coral Snake After Oct. 31


Why Snakebites Are About to Get a Lot More Deadly

Unfortunately, after Oct. 31 of this year, there may be no commercially available antivenom (antivenin) left. That's the expiration date on existing vials of Micrurus fulvius, the only antivenom approved by the Food and Drug Administration for coral snake bites.

Most Coral Snake bites are attributed to Darwin Award applicants. Still. It's a good idea to wear thick gloves if you're clearing brush or branches in the southeast.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jupiter Has Been Demoted


Jupiter loses one of its stripes

Caused by global warming, no doubt.

"This is the biggest crime in our planet's history."


The Climate Bill came out today, er.. I mean cap-and-trade, er..I mean 'The American Power Act'.

Tonight, Glenn exposes more of Crime, INC and shows us who and what is really behind this attempt to further transform our country and lead us down the path to global governance.

Watch the full show.



I know a lot of people are in denial about this and the tendency of normal people is to moderate - as the country moves left they move to the left in order to feel they are not at any extreme - but the time is NOW to take a stand on this. Playing it safe will not save you. If we all stand together against this we can win and if we are divided - well, that's what they plan on, that's what they're doing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Safety Alert


Don't wear goggles while playing pin the tail on the donkey. Or something.

Monetary Singularity


Remember when they promised Obamacare would cost less than $1 Trillion? You know, before they passed it, so we could find out what was in it? Yea, well, no. It'll be more. Oopsie!

Oh, and what that article says, it will still be more. They're not done. This will be a monetary black hole. But you already knew that, didn't you?

Miami Libre


Great video here: Cuban Bloggers Document Castro's Daily Atrocities

Dr. Helen Smith talks the perils of the Cuban blogosphere with the Babalublog bloggers. How does free speech get out from under tyrannical rule? When will Castro's grip on Cuba end? What can be done with those idiots in Che Guevara shirts?

And from Dennis Prager:

The Left: Unable to Recognize Evil

When, one day, the left exits from history's stage, its epitaph will read: "Those who do not understand evil will not understand good."

Amazing


Sunday, May 09, 2010

How America Lost Itself


The tragedy of Judah is the tragedy of people today. That is why this book of Jeremiah, though written thousands of years ago, is still as relevant and up-to-date and pertinent to our day as it was when first written. The tragedy is that when people forsake God they lose the sense of their own worth. This is what always happens. When someone starts turning from God he also loses himself. That is the inevitable tragedy which occurs in any life. When these people turned from the living fountain of God they became like animals, Jeremiah said. They began to act like animals and to think of themselves in that way. They began to act brutishly. They began to dislike and hate themselves. This is always the consequence of a heart which rejects or turns from the living God. When you lose God, you no longer can love yourself. And if you cannot love yourself, you cannot love your neighbor. That reflects the wisdom of the great commandment Jesus gave us: "Love your neighbor as yourself." If you have no sense of who you are as a person, then you will not look at any one else as a person, either. So the tragedy of this nation was that it had begun to lose its sense of God, and thus had begun to lose its sense of self.

--Ray C. Stedman, My Struggle with God

Thursday, May 06, 2010

If You Are Offended by the American Flag, On ANY Day...


You are in the wrong country.

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

It offends me deeply every time I see a Che Guevara shirt but you know, I just deal with it.

The Secret Mission of the Terminator


Full of Hope


Obama National Security Policy: Hope Their Bombs Don't Work by Ann Coulter.

If only Dr. Hasan's gun had jammed at Fort Hood, that could have been another huge foreign policy success for Obama.

This is Interesting


The Bible: Embarrassing and True

What are your most embarrassing moments? You don’t want to admit them. And if you do admit them, you certainly won’t add to your shame by inventing embarrassing moments about yourself to make you look even worse. Who’s going to lie to make himself look bad? People will lie to make themselves look good (especially politicians), but no one will lie to make himself look bad.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Fifth of May


Yellow Rat Snake


My wife found this snake today in our bedroom climbing up the mini blinds. She is not as snake averse as some people are and called me into the bedroom thinking I was playing a joke on her. Nope. No clue how it got in the house. That's life in Florida.




Garter Snake Giving Birth


Rush Unloads on Bloomberg and the Main Stream Media


And the Opportunity Presents Itself


Police cameras to flood Manhattan to prevent attacks

But Saturday's failed terrorist bomb in the Times Square tourist hot spot has provided the authorities with a new argument for expanding a sometimes controversial security blanket of cameras, sensors and analytical software.

Surveillance cameras will not prevent crime, let alone a terrorist attack. I believe London has more cameras than any other city and it is not exactly what you might call crime free. The Big Brother concept does not work. Oh, sure, you'll get great videos for the news cycle that follows the attack, I'll give you that.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

IMAO On a Roll


On securing the border

I always thought the most humane way to enforce our border would be a wall of fire. A wall of fire is highly visible, so no one could claim they didn’t see the border. You can’t climb a wall of fire, because flames are a plasma and don’t support people’s weight. Also, it would just be cool looking.

On drilling for oil:

I suggest we drill in the Grand Canyon. That way if we spill, it’s already in this big container so no big whoop.

On the Arizona immigration law:

Anyway, my conclusion is thus: If you think a place is just like Nazi Germany, don’t try to sneak in there.

Hey, They Caught the White Guy!


A man identified as a US citizen of Pakistani origin was arrested in connection with an attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square, news media reported Tuesday.

MSNBC television identified the man as Shahzad Faisal, a Pakistani-American, and said he was arrested on Long Island, New York.

Not your average white guy, much to the disappointment of so-called "journalists."

Government FAIL


Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land.

The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand.

That's government as usual, but there is an even sadder aspect to this story.

At federal officials' behest, the company began calling customers in other countries and asking if the U.S. government could borrow their fire booms for a few days,

I'm embarrassed for my country.

Thank You, Glenn


First thing I thought of when I heard that sound byte.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Observations


Obama Administration Presses BP to Settle Oil Spill Cleanup Costs

BP vowed on Monday to pay "all necessary and appropriate clean-up costs" from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the Obama administration called on the energy giant to clarify how it plans to do so.

U.S. officials are pressing BP to explain how the company will cover what it's calling "legitimate and objectively verifiable" claims. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said reimbursement for individuals and state and federal government will be on the agenda when she and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar meet with BP's top executives in Washington later Monday.

Why not let BP put all of their resources and thinking into stopping the spill instead of worrying about explaining how they are going to pay for it? This is like sending the Marines into war having to worry about being prosecuted for causing an enemy combatant a bloody lip. We are all going to pay for this one way or the other anyway. Worry about that later. Hopefully, everyone qualified, no matter what company, is being asked for help and input into stopping and cleaning up the mess.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that the administration will put its "boot on the throat of BP" to ensure that they're doing "all that is necessary" to contain the oil spill and minimize harmful effects on the Gulf's fragile coastline.

"Boot on the throat of BP..." Something about that line bothers me coming from the U.S. government. They're easy on our enemies but very harsh with the rhetoric against Americans.

Break






Saturday, May 01, 2010

Government Motors Uses Government Math




They can't go out of business fast enough for me. I'll never buy another GM product and I'm sorry I have one now.

Recommended


Listen to How Freedom is Lost by Ronald L. Dart

They Can't Secure the Borders...


Because they have to protect against the vicious Tea Partiers.

Riot police shield Obama from tea-party grandmas

Pictures and video at the link.

This country's "leaders" have gone stark raving insane.

Don't Let Them Fool You


Amnesty agenda exposed by Tom Tancredo

Now, to the facts. The Arizona law, SB 1070, merely makes a state crime what is already a federal crime. For example, the requirement that legal aliens carry their documentation on their person is already in federal law. All of the provisions of the law were crafted carefully to avoid any conflict with federal law. It specifically prohibits stopping anyone based solely on race or ethnicity. The Arizona law does not attempt to create any new immigration law; it simply gives state law enforcement agencies the power to enforce existing laws and arrest persons who are in the country unlawfully.

The federal government refuses to enforce the law.

The lie about border security was actually exposed on March 27 when Arizona rancher Rob Krentz was murdered by a Mexican drug smuggler whose tracks were followed back to the border. Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano had spoken only one day earlier in Arizona about the great progress in border security.

But the murder of Rob Krentz was only the last straw for Arizona citizens who have been under siege for a decade. No one in Arizona thinks the border is secure, and now that Arizona has served notice to the federal government about the condition of their borders, all America knows that ugly truth.

The truth about the dismal state of border security is a story that has been kept off the front pages – until Arizona said "enough!" That’s the real reason the amnesty lobby is so frantic and furious in its attack on the Arizona law. What the critics really want is for Americans to forget about the border-region chaos, forget about the drop houses, the kidnappings, the gang wars, the highway carnage.

But Arizona will not let us forget, and for that message, all American ought to be grateful.

Also read:

California Considers a Boycott of Arizona

Report from Cochise County, Arizona


We Get the Government We Deserve


Razing Arizona

The fundamental issue in the breakdown of law starts in the heart of the individual as we either conform to or reject the laws of God as given us through His creation and his revealed, written word. I always find it tragically humorous that the same religious, non-religious and anti-religious liberals who weep and gnash their teeth over enforcing immigration laws demand that we strictly adhere to the "law of the land" in allowing the slaughter of 50 million unborn children.

It's really not hypocrisy. They are simply amoral, without any moral foundation or frame of reference to base their beliefs, allowing them to engage in such double standards to serve their lawless purpose. Lawlessness breeds anarchy, which allows for tyranny to control both.

In 1849, Speaker of the House Robert Winthrop (direct descendent of colonial leader John Winthrop) stated:


… Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet. …

The Mess They Are Making


Some people felt literally the bigger the mess we could make the better. That is whatever it cost, whatever destructive activity we could do against the U.S. government the better.

~ Bill Ayers (President Obama's Leon Trotsky)