Thursday, January 31, 2008

Living True

Seven Daily rungs ...

From the Holy Experience blog. Nicely done. A new favorite.

Heart of Darkness

The weakened American soul - by Olavo de Carvalho

The dominant discourse in the mainstream media, show business and universities in the USA today is so frankly anti-American that it is only in details of style - if that - that it can be distinguished from the defamation campaigns undertaken by the USSR in the 50s and 60s. The American elite boasts of having won the Cold War, but it seems as if it was dominated psychologically by the vanquished enemy and wound up believing everything the enemy said against it. The posthumous vengeance of the Soviets gleams in the pages of the New York Times, at prime time on CBS, and in the films by Michael Moore and George Clooney with a splendor that not even Willi Muenzenberg, the genius of communist disinformation, would have dared dream of.

Whatever is said against the American government, against the American military, and against American culture, seems to enjoy automatic credibility today, so much so that it can be shouted from the rooftops without the least fear of an exasperated response, to the extent that any pro-American word must be prefaced with politically correct precautions for fear of the inevitable and vociferous retaliation, if not of a lawsuit. To follow the American debate is to confirm daily the prophetic sense of the verse by William Butler Yeats: “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” Something has changed radically in the heart of America in the second half of the 20th century, and has changed precisely in the direction in which the country’s bitterest enemies would have wanted it to change.

The signs are there to be read. The writing is on the wall. The trumpets are blowing. It takes a deliberate effort to ignore all the warnings we have been getting. Our enemies declare their intentions and we shrug it off.

Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil;

learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. Judge the orphan, plead for the widow.

Come now, and let us reason together, says Jehovah; though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

How has the faithful city become a harlot? It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers.

Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water;

your rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves; everyone loves a bribe, and is pursuing rewards; they do not judge the orphan, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.

Isaiah 1:16-23

For they are a nation without wisdom, neither is there any understanding in them.

If they were wise, they would understand this; they would consider their latter end!

Deuteronomy 32:28, 29

"whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster"

Proverbs 1:33

"Oh, that my people would listen to me"

Psalm 81:13

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Islamization of Europe

A couple of must read articles.

First They Came for Piglet by Mark Steyn

First They Came for the Gays by Bruce Bawer

That should be first they came for piglet and shortly thereafter, they came for the gays. Or perhaps they came for both at the same time. Hey, they'll take what ever they can get.

Let Not the Left Hand Know What the Right Hand is Doing

Cash-Strapped States Resort to Odd Taxes

More than a half-dozen states have a tax on narcotics and other controlled substances. Theoretically, a drug dealer in North Carolina can go to the state revenue office and get a tax stamp for $50 per gram for cocaine over 7 grams (the first 6 grams are tax-free). A moonshiner could get a stamp for $1.28 per gallon of mash.

Then the dealer or the moonshiner can walk away—the law prohibits snitching on anyone who buys the stamps—with proof he paid his debt to the tax department.

The idea is that a peddler, even one who sells illegal substances, should pay taxes. But in reality the revenue is only collected after arrests, when dealers are slapped with a tax bill.

"The only folks we have buying those stamps are stamp collectors," said Kim Brooks, spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

How does that work, legally? If he buys the tax stamp for his illegal product and slaps it on there, can you then arrest him for selling it? Doesn't that make the state complicit with the illegal act? I wish someone would do that and go through the court system with it. Any volunteers?

Just pass the FairTax already!

I Forgot the Title, Sorry.

Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory

1. Drill hole in head.
2. Insert electrode.
3. Plug it in.

If your country has nationalized health care this will be a do-it-yourself operation. To avoid serious injury, read the directions carefully.

Seriously, who lets scientists surgically experiment on their brain while they're still alive?

Scientists performing experimental brain surgery on a man aged 50 have stumbled across a mechanism that could unlock how memory works.

How did they talk him into that?

"We're professionals, we know what we're doing, you'll be fine. You won't feel a thing, we promise."

McCain Takes Florida

Sorry Rudy. Why are people voting for McCain? I don't get it. I'll be supporting Mitt Romney from now. I do admire his business acumen and if he gets to put it into practice in our government it would be a huge help to our economy. We'll see, there's a long road ahead of him.

Rudy endorsing McCain? Que Twilight Zone theme. Conservatives for McCain. It's the vast left-wing conspiracy, I tell ya.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This Just In

I just saw this on the PC540 blog after I posted the previous entries.

Some food for thought

The question of the age in the 1930’s was not the economy, nor abortion, nor supreme court justices. It was Nazism and its potential to overturn the very fabric of society. We did not need a Neville Chamberlain then, we needed a Winston Churchill. The question of our age is likewise not the economy, abortion, or supreme court justices. The question of the next 20 years is Militant Islam, the global jihad, the potential loss of Europe to its Muslim cultural jihad, and the entrance of nuclear terrorism. Today, we need another Churchill, another Reagan, to answer the forces arrayed against our national security. Rudy is the only candidate who has come face-to-face with the jihad and its ruthlessness. He, I believe, is the only candidate who is truly determined to defeat Islamic jihadism. It is critical we have a president who is of this mindset if our children and grandchildren are to live in a world without fear. Rudy will not let us down. -Paul Newcombe

We may end up getting the Neville Chamberlain this time 'round. We've pushed God so far out of our lives, He may just let us have our way and leave us to take the ride on our own.

The Irrational Atheist

Joseph Farah interviews the author of "The Irrational Atheist," Vox Day.

'Irrational Atheist' trounces God-deniers

Farah: What are the consequences of widespread atheism?

Day: There are none, because atheism will never be a widespread phenomenon. Like socialism, it's a parasitic phenomenon that can't survive on its own. As Chesterton pointed out long ago, atheism rapidly mutates into paganism and diverse forms of spiritual absurdity. And we're already seeing signs that the post-Christian West is returning to paganism; it's not transforming into some sort of shiny, super-rational, post-superstitious science fiction society.

Available Feb 1

No Cowards For President

2,973 forgotten American souls - Barbara Simpson

Politically correct, they're not. Unfortunately, we are – and that could be the death of us. That's exactly what they want.

PC will be the death of us, particularly the suicidal insanity of the West caving to the PC demands of the non-PC enemy.

All we get are politicians vying for power and votes. They talk platitudes and make expensive promises.

None of that will be worth a hill of beans if the militant Islamists continue their inroads into our country.

By ignoring reality, the enemy concludes we're weak and easily manipulated. Judging by the campaign rhetoric from both parties, they'd be right.

Candidates are afraid to use the word terrorism

But I don't want a coward for president.

Now what?

I don't know, but I'll be voting for Rudy Giuliani later today. I've never been part of the "in-crowd" and don't plan on starting now. I just wish he was for the FairTax.

Generation Me

The Scary Sense of American Entitlement

The No. 1 economic threat facing the United States today isn't globalization, stagnant wages, unfair trade policy or illegal immigration. And it certainly isn't what one cable TV demagogue glibly calls a "war on the middle class" by big media, big corporations and big special interests.

Rather, it's the sense of entitlement that many Americans take with them into the workplace and the eagerness with which they shift the blame when things don't go according to plan.

How do you turn that ship around?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh, Vermont!

Bush lied and we're going to arrest him

The article goes on to say the indictments would be the "law of the town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro police ... arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro, if they are not duly impeached ..."

Talk about a waste of taxpayer money.

No, he didn't.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


This is an interesting article, read it through and consider it carefully.

I am an intellectual blasphemer

One way in which critics are silenced is through the accusation that they are ignoring 'peer-reviewed science'. Yet oftentimes, peer review is a nonsense. As anyone who has ever put his nose inside a university will know, peer review is usually a mode of excluding the unexpected, the unpredictable and the unrespectable, and forming a mutually back-scratching circle. The history of peer review and how it developed is not a pretty sight. Through the process of peer review, of certain papers being nodded through by experts and other papers being given a red cross, the controllers of the major scientific journals can include what they like and exclude what they don’t like. Peer review is frequently a way of controlling debate, even curtailing it. Many people who fall back on peer-reviewed science seem afraid to have out the intellectual argument.

This is also happening in the evolution debate (or non-debate). You are lead to believe that science is pure and honest and, quite frankly, it is far from it. Global warming and evolution are the two worst disciplines when it comes to honesty and integrity in science - there is no honesty or integrity, the science cannot be trusted and the conclusions are flawed.

I have nothing against science at all. Science is not the problem, people are the problem - character matters.

Related article:

Russian scientist says Earth could soon face new Ice Age, Yes, an ice age!

Is milk good for you or bad for you? Eggs? Coffee? Cholesterol lowering drugs?

The answer is it depends on who is doing the study. Character matters. Science is merely a tool, and like a knife or a gun it can be used irresponsibly or for evil or for good, it all depends on the character of the person using it.

Quote of the Day

Let me quietly, earnestly, and solemnly warn my young friends especially that in the study of the Bible we need to disabuse our minds of all human interpretations, ever remembering that not what the Fathers thought, or the schoolmen taught, or the theologians held, is necessarily true: but what the Word itself declares. -- G. Campbell Morgan

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thought You'd Like To Know

The Hydrox cookie is dead.

"This is a dark time in cookie history,"

"And for those of you who say, 'Get over it, it's only a cookie,' you have not lived until you have tasted a Hydrox."

Hydrox was the Apple of the cookie world:

"Hydrox eaters tend to be independent-thinkers, favor underdogs and be skeptical of corporate marketing," he says. "Even with Hydrox gone, they won't switch sides."

As opposed to the Microsoftesque Oreo cookie of the masses.

The Dumbing Down of America

Locking a nation into permanent childhood

"Government schooling is the most radical adventure in history," Mr. Gatto begins. "It kills the family by monopolizing the best times of childhood and by teaching disrespect for home and parents.

"Socrates foresaw if teaching became a formal profession, something like this would happen. Professional interest is served by making what is easy to do seem hard; by subordinating the laity to the priesthood. School is too vital a jobs-project, contract giver and protector of the social order to allow itself to be 're-formed.' It has political allies to guard its marches, that's why reforms come and go without changing much. ...

Also read The Underground History of American Education

Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

Florida Switching To Paper Ballots After February Voting.

After spending I don't know how many millions of dollars switching to computerized voting machines, Florida is now going to spend $28 millions switching to paper ballots.

Then they want to raise taxes because they don't have enough money.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Venezuelans Are Coming!

Rise of Chávez Sends Venezuelans to Florida

According to census data, the Venezuelan community in the United States has grown more than 94 percent this decade, from 91,507 in 2000, the year after Mr. Chávez took office, to 177,866 in 2006. Much of that rise has occurred in South Florida, making the Venezuelan community one of the fastest growing Latino subpopulations in the region this decade. In many ways, the Venezuelan influx is reminiscent of the Cuban migration spurred by Fidel Castro's overthrow of Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and his imposition of a socialist state.

For all the praise Chavez receives and the contempt America gets from liberals, you would think people would be flocking from America to Venezuela.

The reasons Venezuelans give for leaving are exactly what Democrats (and some Republicans) are bringing to America - loss of private property rights, increased dependence on government for more people, and curtailing of constitutional rights and individual liberties. Exactly.

"The principle reason is fear of change of daily life, the loss of private property, loss of independence from the government, fear of the loss of constitutional rights and individual liberties,"

Who are you voting for?

Michelle Maulkin On McCain

McCain Hasn't Learned Lesson on Immigration

Not all of us have forgotten how the short-fused Arizona senator cursed good-faith opponents in his own party ("F**k you!" and "Chickensh*t" were the choice words he had for Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn during a spat over enforcement provisions). Not all of us have forgotten that he voted against barring felons from receiving amnesty benefits under his plan. Not all of us have forgotten the underhanded, debate-sabotaging manner in which McCain/Kennedy/Lindsey Graham/Harry Reid conspired to ram their package down voters' throats.

His admission of the shamnesty failure is grudging and bitter. While he now tells conservative voters what they want to hear about the need to build the southern border fence, he takes a contemptuous tone toward physical barriers when talking to businessmen. "By the way, I think the fence is least effective," he told executives in Milwaukee, according to a recent Vanity Fair profile. "But I'll build the goddamned fence if they want it." Straight talk? Try hate talk.


Dennis Prager makes the case for Rudy Giuliani.

Anyone who does not understand the nature of the war that liberty is now waging against tyranny should not be president of the United States.

I believe that with all my heart.

And the Democratic candidates until now have shown no such understanding

Yes, that is true. Sadly.

– the term "Islamic terror," invoked by nearly every Republican candidate, was not mentioned once in any of the Democrats' debates. But while this understanding is necessary, it is not sufficient. America needs a strong leader domestically, as well as internationally.

And when it comes to being strong on both domestic and international issues, it seems that no presently viable Republican candidate matches Rudy Giuliani.

I like Rudy, he's not perfect, and I really would be more comfortable if he had a strong stance against abortion. In the plus column though:

Giuliani is for school vouchers, against bilingual education, for reducing taxes further, for reducing government spending. And he has well-thought-out positions on how to achieve these things. He also has the experience of cleaning up the most liberal major city in America.

I respect Dennis Prager, and will consider his opinion. I'm still not sure though.

What Is Conservatism?

Let the Founders of this great nation explain.

He Did It His Way

Thompson bows out after weeks of rumors.

“He was not driven to do this,” said adviser Rich Galen, Thompson’s frequent travel companion, echoing something the candidate made abundantly clear in both his rhetoric and his decidedly unambitious campaign schedule. “Either it was going to work on his terms, or it wasn’t going to work on his terms.”

It didn’t come close.

Too bad, he was the conservative candidate, Fred and Duncan Hunter.

Now, who to vote for? This is not gonna be easy.

Oh, a McCain/Fred ticket? No way! Not interested.

Not John McCain. Not Now, Not Ever

Laura Ingraham slams McCain on the Wisconsin Right to Life case.

Listen to the audio clip from Laura's show. Now that Fred is out I'm trying to figure out who to vote for, John McCain is right out, no way could I vote for that guy.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Enlightened Society

Saving the Trees and Killing the Children

What can be said of a society that has reached such a ludicrous level of moral confusion that it cannot even make the simplest value judgment, cannot even distinguish between the value of a tree and the value of a newly conceived, perfectly innocent, unique human being formed in God's own image?

Did you read the Martin Luther King quote I posted yesterday? The same thing applies in this case, God will not let this go on with no consequence. Bank on it.

Wanna Go For A Swim?

In the World's largest swimming pool


Never get caught between a police officer and his food.

Free Speech Is Not Negotiable

Monday, January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr

A great American, a great Christian, a man used of God to bring a message to a broken people, though they knew it not. Misunderstood by many? Yes, then and now.

It seems this morning that I can hear God speaking. I can hear him speaking throughout the universe, saying, "Be still and know that I am God. And if you don't stop, if you don't straighten up, if you don't stop exploiting people, I'm going to rise up and break the backbone of your power. And your power will be no more!" And the power of Great Britain is no more. I looked at France. I looked at Britain. And I thought about the Britain that could boast, "The sun never sets on our great Empire." And I say now she had gone to the level that the sun hardly rises on the British Empire.

April 7, 1957

Martin Luther King, Jr, Papers Project

In The Mud

Election Year Nonsense

To use a play on Winston Churchill's cynical words, the best argument against democracy is a five-minute perusal of election coverage. Another way to put it - at risk of sounding trite - is if it weren't for nonsense, it wouldn't make any sense at all. Yet, if being trite were a sin, most presidential aspirants would languish in political purgatory.

The Attack Upon Free Expression

The Race for the American Mind

If political correctness continues to capture minds and hearts, the pressure - both governmental and social - to call truth "hate speech" and censor it will continue to grow.

Hate laws are exactly what they say, laws against people they hate, and they emanate from a heart of darkness. Hate laws should be expunged from our legal system. They are a tool of oppression, not freedom.

Dr. Evil Did It

Benazir Bhutto killed by sharks with laser beams on their heads.

OK, I made up the shark part, but it may as well say that, silly as it is.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

On A Sad Note

Suzanne Pleshette died Saturday, she was 70.

I did not know she had married Tom Posten.

Hillary's Mind

"My senior year at Wellesley would further test and articulate my beliefs. For my thesis I analyzed the work of a Chicago native and community organizer named Saul Alinsky"

"If the ideals Alinsky espouses were actualized, the result would be social revolution.

"The key word for an Alinsky-type organizing effort is ‘power.' The question is how one acquires power, and Alinsky's answer is through organization... For Alinsky, power is the ‘very essence of life, the dynamic of life' and is found in ‘ citizen participation pulsing upward providing a unified strength for a common purpose of organization....'" (P. 7-8)

"A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government. These proposed changes are aimed at the roots of political problems which in Marxian terms are the attitudes and the behaviors of men." (p. 6)

"Alinsky: ‘In order to organize, you must first polarize. People think of controversy as negative; they think consensus is better. But to organize, you need a Bull Connor or a Jim Clark.'"
-- Hillary Clinton, "There is only the Fight, An Analysis of the Alinsky model"

Oh Yeah, The Primaries

I forgot they were Saturday. I just noticed the results on Drudge. McCain took South Carolina and Romney took Nevada. I don't know what to say, I thought Republicans were conservative. I don't know were all this support for McCain is coming from. Hillary took the popular vote in Nevada but Obama got more delegates - which is what counts.

The FairTax

Is Huckabee's Fair Tax Truly Fair?

Huckabee's FairTax? It's not Huckabee's FairTax, he didn't come up with it, but he was smart enough to say he supports it and it has probably gotten him a lot of votes he wouldn't otherwise have. If I thought he could actually get it passed if he was elected I would probably vote for him too.

The FairTax is light years better than our current system of taxation and it takes the power from Washington and puts it back into the hands of the American people once again, where it belongs. That is the reason for most of the opposition. Politicians love their power.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Radical Agenda

Hillary's Oedipal Problem

Leftists are the best examples of lifelong Oedipal rebellion. The rest of humanity goes through an adolescent phase of rebellion and outgrows it. Leftists (including Nazis) transform their adolescent rebellion into a lifelong commitment to subvert whatever exists. They hate religion, mores, customs, accepted sexual identities, law-abiding behavior, earning a constructive living, being loyal to families, all that bourgeois stuff. Instead, they romantically fall in love with themselves, and become enemies of society. In power, their impact is amazingly destructive, even the "soft socialists" of Western Europe, who have now managed to import millions of radical Islamists determined to slaughter Western civilization. That is not an accident either. Importing radicalized masses is a standard move on the totalitarian Left.

I'm so glad I took the time to read this, I almost skipped it. I highly recommend it, in fact I wish everyone would take the time to read it. There is a war from within against America and while ignorance of it may be bliss, it is playing into the hands of those who do violence to our Constitution.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Further Proof Gun Control Works

Guns, crack cocaine fuel homicides in S.F. - 98 killings in 2007

"If you took the guns out of the picture ... we have relatively very little other violence," said Lt. John Murphy, who heads the Police Department's homicide detail. "It's just spontaneous violence, and everybody's carrying a gun."

Wait! What was that? San Fransisco passed one of the most restrictive gun bans in the country in 2005. The NRA has been trying to get it overturned and it looks like they recently succeeded, but it's been in effect the whole time. The only people with guns in San Fransisco are the criminals! Don't you just feel so safe.

Speaking of Health Care

What's up with this?

Hit on the head and gets rectal exam?

Brian Persaud ended up in handcuffs and under arrest when he loudly protested that doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell didn't need to give him a rectal exam after a piece of wood clocked him on the forehead.

"This poor guy goes in for eight stitches and he ends up in jail," said his lawyer, Gerard Marrone. "He had the right to say no."

Doctors sedated Persaud and then did the rectal exam.

Sounds like rape to me. What's with the forced medical care anyway? He went for a slight head injury, he didn't need a rectal exam for that! James got a couple of stitches in his head once and they didn't give him a rectal exam. I never heard of it happening to anyone else. You get stitches and that's it, good luck to ya, get them taken out in a week or so. Bye.

Maybe he didn't have insurance?

I think some of these doctors are perverts or a least sadists. Some of them are, doctors are just like anyone else. You don't lose those tendencies just because you went to medical school, or maybe you went to medical school just for that reason. I'd say the percentage is approximately the same as the general populace. They're only human after all.

I hope this guy gets a big payday out of it.

Say What You Will ...

about Glenn Beck, but he's absolutely right in this video about the economy, George Bush, John McCain and health care.

Sold down the river.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Long and Winding Road

Electoral college bypass approved by 2nd state

New Jersey is a beautiful state (yeah, it has bad sections, too), I really love it there, but the government of New Jersey has been going in the wrong direction for a long time. And they keep digging.

The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they wrote the constitution and set up a Republic. Straight democracy doesn't work. There is only one reason they are pushing this - to win elections. All they need to win are the urban centers and Democrats usually have them locked up. If we let this happen we are fools, no two ways about it. Todays politicians don't have a clue compared to the Founding Fathers of this great Republic and they are driving down a long, winding road with no brakes.

Tornado Interupts Soccer Game

So it's actually a dust devil, but it's cool!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Birthday

A Great but Misunderstood American

"I am impelled to write you concerning the responsibilities laid upon you to live as Christians in the midst of an unChristian world. … That is what every Christian has to do. But I understand that there are many Christians in America who give their ultimate allegiance to man-made systems and customs. They are afraid to be different. Their great concern is to be accepted socially. They live by some such principle as this: 'everybody is doing it, so it must be all right.' For so many of you Morality is merely group consensus.. In your modern sociological lingo, the mores are accepted as the right ways. You have unconsciously come to believe that right is discovered by taking a sort of Gallup poll of the majority opinion. How many are giving their ultimate allegiance to this way?"

It would do everyone well to go beyond the sound bites and read his sermons and speeches. And take them to heart.

Here We Go Again?

Drug-resistant staph found to be passed in gay sex

A drug-resistant strain of potentially deadly bacteria has moved beyond the borders of U.S. hospitals and is being transmitted among gay men during sex, researchers said on Monday.

They said methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is beginning to appear outside hospitals in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

Time to deny reality again?

I Saw This Movie!

Family Completes Trip With Dead Grandma in Back of RV

Unsung Heroes

"Dustoff Three-Zero confirms 3 Heroes on board, 3 Heroes recovered... "

This Is Interesting

Mysterious $100 ‘supernote’ counterfeit bills appear across world.

•The paper appears to be made from the same cotton and linen mix that distinguishes U.S. currency from others. It includes the watermarks visible from the other side of the bill, colored microfibers woven into the substrate of the banknote and an embedded strip, barely visible, that reads USA 100 and glows red under ultraviolet light.

•The bills include tiny microprint that appears as a line to the naked eye, but under magnification is actually lettering around the coat of Benjamin Franklin or hidden in the number 100 that reads either USA 100 or The United States of America.

•The same optically variable ink, or OVI, is used on the number 100 on the bottom right side of the bill. Exclusively made for, and sold to, the United States, this OVI ink gives the appearance of changing color when a banknote is viewed from different angles.

•At least 19 different versions have been printed, each corresponding to a tiny change in U.S. engraving plates — an odd thing for any counterfeiter to do. Also, they show practically invisible but intriguing additions.

•Stranger yet, the number of supernotes found indicates that whoever is printing them isn’t doing so in large quantities. Only $50 million worth of them have been seized since 1989, an average of $2.8 million per year and not even enough to pay for the sophisticated equipment and supplies needed to make them.

If that isn't interesting enough...

The oddities do not stop there. Whoever is making them seemed to deliberately add minuscule extra strokes, as if trying to flag the phony bills, the Swiss noted. For example, at the very tip of the steeple of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the counterfeit bills have a line along the left vertical edge that is not on the real bills.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Apologies to Fred Thompson

Islamic Jesus?

A new Jesus movie from Iran because The Passion of the Christ was 'quite simply "wrong."' I haven't seen The Passion of the Christ but I do know what is quite simply wrong and Islamic Jesus is quite simply wrong.

Talebzadeh insists it aims to bridge differences between Christianity and Islam, despite the stark divergence from Christian doctrine about Christ's final hours on earth.

It misses the mark. The stark divergence is a lot greater than just His final hours, it's obvious from the remarks quoted from Talebzadeh that he knows very little about the life of Christ. If Jesus was not Who He claimed to be - very God, in the flesh - and what He said is not true - such as, John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me - then you might as well throw the Bible in the trash, along with the Koran - which claims to be from the same God.

(1Co 15:14) And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Not to mention they have no clue why Jesus had to be crucified and resurrected. If Jesus was not crucified, if His blood was not shed, and if He was not resurrected after 3 days, then you have no hope beyond this life.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jesus died for our sins and in our place, so we might have life.

It is also clear from the book of Hebrews that Jesus would be the last Word of God to man, He is the very Son of God, He is God, there is no one else coming after, until Jesus Himself will return. The whole of the Old Testament looks forward to the coming One and the New Testament is witness to His coming.

The Old and New Testament are consistent, they are in agreement. The Koran is the odd man out. Suddenly God - the God that "changes not" - throws everything that came before out the window, suddenly Jews and Christians are pigs and who knows what else and should be killed if they don't throw away their Bibles and submit to Islam. "Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Eternal," becomes vengeance is yours. "Thou shalt not kill," becomes kill the infidel. Freedom becomes submission. Almost every principle in the Bible is turned upside down in the Koran.

"It is fascinating for Christians to know that Islam gives such devotion to and has so much knowledge about Jesus," Talebzadeh told AFP.

It's actually quite obvious that you know very little about Christianity and the life and teachings of Jesus. It's also no surprise given the "openness" of Islamic society. Can a Muslim even have a Bible in, say, Saudi Arabia or Iran, and not be killed for having it?

A Coke and a Smile?

What Happens to Your Body Within an Hour of Drinking a Coke

What Did You Do Today?

But I tell you this morning, my friends, there’s no way to get rid of him. And all of our new knowledge will not diminish God’s being one iota. Neither the microcosmic compass of the atom nor the vast interstellar ranges of interstellar space can make God irrelevant for living in a universe, where stellar distance must be measured in light years, where stars are five hundred million million miles from the earth, where heavenly bodies travel at incredible speeds. Modern man still has to cry out with the Psalmist, "When I behold the heavens, the work of thy hands and all that thou hast created; what is man, that thou is mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou hast remembered him?" -- Martin Luther King, JR

Sunday, January 13, 2008

In New York City

I've always wanted to see what the inside of this building looks like.

Time Machine

Welcome to St. Augustine! The year is 1865.

Here's another view.

And another.

And one more.

Photos courtesy of, a fascinating website.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Agent of Change

Capitalism is the real 'agent of change'

"So what you selling today?"

"Well, we got two products. Over here, on this bare shelf, we've got 'Hope.' And over here, in this entirely empty display cabinet, we've got 'Change.' Or you could go for one of our two-for-one packages, 'The Hope of Change' or 'A Change of Hope.'"

Against All Odds

Astronomers Describe Violent Universe

Much of what they keep finding plays out like a stellar version of a violent Quentin Tarantino movie. The violence surrounds and approaches Earth, even though our planet is safe and "in a pretty quiet neighborhood," said Wheeler, author of the book "Cosmic Catastrophes."

Accidentally, of course.

They Want To Control Everything

California wants to control home thermostats

There's No Excuse

Sheriff defends capture of boy by SWAT team

The Colorado sheriff who dispatched a SWAT team to break into a family's home, hold them at gunpoint and take custody of an 11-year-old boy for a medical exam sought by Social Services is defending the actions, saying the boy's father told officers to "bring an army" if they returned.

The whole thing was handled wrong right from the start, beginning with the paramedics showing no respect to the father. It started wrong, it ended wrong and it was handled wrong through the whole ordeal. You don't know how to treat people with respect.

I've had a personal experience with paramedics like this. One night at work an ambulance and firetruck pulled into the parking lot with the lights on. A guy got out and started looking around, like he didn't know where to go. He saw me unlock the door and walk out to see if I could direct him in the right direction - just trying to be helpful. I asked where he needed to go and he said it was none of my business and get out of the way. I felt so insulted by that, my first thought was, don't even come back up here asking where the room is. Well, maybe a little more salted than that. And I would have helped because I'm not gonna let someone die because the paramedic is an ass. I've seen firemen and police officers with that same attitude, certainly not all, just enough to make you wonder what it is about those professions that attract people like that. They like the power over people.

"when men lose the power to love, they substitute power over."

We Want Change!

'Change' … or experience?

But my point is this: It's one thing to cry "Change! Change!" … but it's something else to be able to walk into Washington, dismantle a top-heavy, massive machine, stop all the things an entrenched bureaucracy has been doing for generations, send all the people who know how it works packing and then replace it any time soon with anything that even works as well! Especially when you've never done anything like it before!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Political Con Artists

The government's 'prosperity gospel'

The morale of the story is simple: Don't ever trust government to be your friend. Government is not your friend. Government is not your meal ticket. Government is not your means to wealth and prosperity. Government is not a friend of freedom. Government is, indeed, the opposite of freedom.

I'm not preaching anarchy here. But I am preaching something darn close to it. It's called limited constitutional government. It's what our founders envisioned for their posterity – you and me.

I believe that with all my heart. The less a people can govern or control themselves, on a personal level, the stronger and more controlling a government must be to control them. Government doesn't give, it takes. Even while it's giving you benefits (which it took from someone else) it's taking your dignity, your freedom, and your soul.

Lesson Learned

Jeremy Clarkson, a host of the TV show Top Gear, gave out his personal bank account numbers because he thought they could only be used to put money into his account, not take money out.

Clarkson stung after bank prank

But Clarkson admitted he was "wrong" after he discovered a reader had used the details to create a £500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK.

"I opened my bank statement this morning to find out that someone has set up a direct debit which automatically takes £500 from my account," he said.

"The bank cannot find out who did this because of the Data Protection Act and they cannot stop it from happening again.

"I was wrong and I have been punished for my mistake."

Isn't that what you do every time you write a check?

North Korean Scientist

From MadTV

Sometimes I do.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lead By Example


A Solution to Man-Made Global Warming

It’s relatively simple, can begin immediately, and will change the dynamics of global warming overnight. Instead of continuing to preach to the rest of us, the true believers need to step forward and set an example. I’m not talking about recycling Evian bottles; I’m talking about giving up cars and moving into smaller houses or apartments, or even forming communes where people can live simpler, more Earth-friendly lives. Yes, I’m talking about living the kinds of lives they want all of us to live.

Such a movement could literally start tomorrow. It would need a leader, of course; someone who could inspire others to choose a more spartan lifestyle. The obvious choice would be Al Gore, who already has a loyal following. If he would eschew large homes, gas-guzzling cars, private jets and the consumption of meat, millions more would likely do the same. If enough people joined the cause, Mr. Gore and his followers would be able to demonstrate the results of this new way of living in very short order. They could lead by example.

Global Warming

What can we do about global warming?

In fact, global warming hysteria is big business. I strongly believe that's what motivates Al Gore to be the Pied Piper of this global hoax. Isn't he in the business of selling carbon credits? Hasn't anyone figured out his racket yet? Gee, let's see. A guy comes along selling the end of the world and, also, coincidentally, selling the cure. Wouldn't you get just a little suspicious?

I'm shocked that so many Americans and others around the world have fallen for this.

Because people, for the most part, are well intentioned and don't want to hurt the environment, just like they don't want animals to be abused, but their trust is being betrayed by those who use environmental issues to further their political agendas.

This nonsense – this indoctrination, this spreading of lies – is going on in virtually every public school in the country. It goes on in elementary schools, and it goes on in colleges and universities. And there is no science behind it. There is no truth behind it. There is no point behind it except to enlist your little darlin' into the legion of mindless robots who care only about minimizing their parents' carbon footprints.

I'm sure I've said it before, but it needs to be said again and again: This is nothing more than child abuse. It has nothing to do with education. It is the opposite of education. It is mis-education.

People who do this kind of thing to little children should be incarcerated. But they won't be, because big business and big government are behind it! And anyone who questions what is being taught in this new Stalinesque environment is labeled an enemy of the people.

High Fuel and Electricity Prices -- Made in Washington

Of all the current contenders for the Presidential nominations of both parties, only two -- Ron Paul and Fred Thompson -- have failed to parrot this idiot brainchild of Al Gore and the United Nations.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

This Can't Be Good

New Orlando Police Chief Disbanding Undercover Units

After two years of record crime in Orlando, Eyewitness News learned Tuesday that the new police chief is disbanding two high-profile crime-fighting units.

Orlando police officials say a new chief is in town and changes are now being made to reduce violent crimes and to make neighborhoods safe. For the past two years, the undercover drug unit and undercover vice squad were making drug busts and arresting prostitutes, but the numbers were not high enough.

Now the chief is disbanding the two units. Ten officers, two sergeants and a lieutenant will be moving to patrol units and there will be no undercover units. The police department's drug enforcement captain said, if OPD needs help with undercover units, they can call other agencies for help.

I know this is a larger problem than the police can solve - they can arrest these guys all day long but if they keep letting them out of jail, what's the point? - but getting rid of the undercover units doesn't sound like a good move.

Weekend At Bernie's

Pair wheel corpse to store to cash check

Two men wheeled a dead man through the streets in an office chair to a check-cashing store and tried to cash his Social Security check before being arrested on fraud charges, police said.

At least they didn't try to cash a one million dollar bill.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Libs See Dream Global Civilization Fading ...

because of threat of radical Islam.

Finally, some libs are waking up to the realization that radical Islam is a real threat to Western civilization. Why? Notice, near the end, he mentions it's "running the possibility of a global civilization into the ditch."

Wait, Islamists want a global civilization, what makes the libs think their brand is better? What about multiculturalism? Why are they being so divisive? Islam is calling for unity and change. The libs aren't hipocrites, are they?

Well, at least some are coming around.

Fred On Change

Dennis Prager Casts Light On Unity

Obama's 'unity' is not what it seems

It is fascinating how little introspection Sen. Obama's "unity" supporters engage in – they are usually the very people who most forcefully advocate multiculturalism, who scoff at the idea of an American melting pot and who oppose something as basic to American unity as declaring English the country's national language.

Things People Do

Kiwi risks life to snap great white shark

Mr Porter was on a diving expedition with three friends near Kapiti Island, near Wellington, on Saturday when they first spotted the huge shark as they were about to enter the water.

The creature circled their 6.5 metre boat continuously, apparently attracted by the outboard motor.

“He’d go around the back of the boat and then circle it, and come right up to the side of the boat. You could touch him if you wanted to,” Porter said.

Emboldened by the shark’s apparent lack of aggression, Porter dipped his arm in the sea to take underwater photos with a waterproof digital camera, but could not get a good shot.

So his friends grabbed him by the ankles as he dunked the top of his body in the water to get the shots he wanted.

“We threw him a fish but he wasn’t really interested in it, he was a pretty docile shark,” he said.

He's so docile! I wonder for how many people those were their last words. I mean, besides, "AAAAAAAHHHhhhhhh!!!!"

The Compassion of the Government

180 feet too far for firefighters

The Steese Fire Department responded to the call within two minutes of it coming in but turned back when they realized it was outside the service area. Callaway said he saw them turn off their lights and head back to the station.

"When I saw the truck pull up and turn off its lights, it kind of hurt," he said.

Deputy chief Mike Holzmueller said it's just the policy of all the volunteer departments in the borough to not respond to fires outside their range because they don't pay taxes for the service.

"It's unfortunate that it was outside the area," he said.

Just the policy, folks.

Change We Can Believe In

You think so? Most of the Presidential candidates are touting "change" as the centerpiece of their campaign, but do you know what kind of changes they have in mind? Have you really thought it through? Is any change good - just for the sake of change? I'm just checking, because you've really got to be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

Hugo Chavez brought change to Venezuela. Do you think that was positive change? Is it good for the people of Venezuela, who are standing in line for milk, eggs and other basic needs like they used to do in the USSR, or is it just good for Hugo Chavez and a few of his trusted compadres?

Hitler brought change to Germany - that wasn't good for anybody.

American presidents don't have the kind of sweeping power necessary to bring change on that scale, but they can do some damage. I've heard it from Hillary's mouth that she wants to take oil company profits. Where do those profits come from? They come from you and me, that's where. If they tax the oil company profits away, well, that's just a fancy way of taxing you and me and making it seem like they are punishing the evil rich for our sakes. What a joke!

Where does Obama want to take the country? Do you know, or are you just mezmerized by the way he says "change." Again, what kind of change do you think he will bring? Do you think he can turn Washington inside out, like I've heard him say? What does that mean anyway? You think Washington is going to change the way it does business because Obama said so? Not gonna happen! Whatever happened to the 1994 Republican contract with America? Oh yeah, that worked. Nice try though.

I'm not saying you shouldn't hope for better, you should, just know what you're basing your hopes on. Don't be like the person I heard today, who, while looking at Hillary and Obama on the cover of the USA Today newspaper said, "I want the Chinese guy to win." True story.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Some Great Fred Clips

Fred gets ornery with the media

Not that there's anything wrong with getting ornery with the media, they deserve it mostly, but he just doesn't seem that ornery to me here, seems quite friendly actually. He's calm and well spoken. He also won't let anyone push him around - good on him. Fred is most decidedly NOT ornery. Check that definition again.

I do like what he said about Fred here: "Fred's supporters like to say he's the only true conservative in the race, but it's more than that. He's the only candidate on our side who's not, essentially, a bulls**t artist."

Unfortunately, people do love their bulls**t. They don't like to admit that but in any contest between truth and bulls**t, truth usually gets buried. Shame.

This Really Happened?

Over a little bump on the head?

SWAT officers invade home, take 11-year-old at gunpoint

Nearly a dozen members of a police SWAT team in western Colorado punched a hole in the front door and invaded a family's home with guns drawn, demanding that an 11-year-old boy who had had an accidental fall accompany them to the hospital, on the order of Garfield County Magistrate Lain Leoniak.

Talk about overreacting. Read the story and it becomes even more insane. There is no reasoning with government, it's all or nothing. Government schools have the same disease, zero tolerance - no discussion, no exceptions.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Still in it, there is hope yet. Fred should be the #1 Republican candidate, Duncan Hunter #2, Huck and Romney should be Democrat candidates. The Democrat candidates should be renamed the Demo-Socialist, Marxist, or Communist candidates.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Possibilities, yes,

The Point of No Return

Possibilities, yes, but they remain to be possessed, and it is quite possible to pass through all of next year -- as perhaps we passed through all of this year -- without realizing any of them.

Download the mp3: The Point of No Return

This is a wonderful sermon by Ray Stedman given in 1964, but the message is timeless. I can't recommend it more highly, especially at the start of the new year.

As always, I highly recommend, from which this message comes.

Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!