Thursday, December 31, 2009

Obama Baby!

Wish I'd seen this earlier. I thought I was subscribed to her but I don't know what happened. I am now. Gotta support the good guys.

Restrained No More

Delusions of Grandeur

Modern-day lunacy on Capitol Hill

The dilemma Congress always faces when it messes with the economy was aptly described in a Negro spiritual play by Marcus Cook Connelly titled "Green Pastures." In it, God laments to the angel Gabriel, "Every time Ah passes a miracle, Ah has to pass fo' or five mo' to ketch up wid it," adding, "Even bein God ain't no bed of roses." When Congress creates a miracle for one American, it creates a non-miracle for another. After that, Congress has to create a compensatory miracle. Many years ago, I used to testify before Congress, something I refuse to do now. At several of the hearings, I urged Congress to get out of the miracle business and leave miracle making up to God.

A Sudden Destruction

Zombified Americans

The world's dumbest joke and one of the world's most brilliant military actions are curiously related.

The joke: The police chief who knew the bad guy was in the movie theater ordered all exits guarded. When the theater was emptied and it was clear the bad guy had gotten away, one of his cops shook his head and said, "We had all the exits closely guarded, Chief. He must have gone out one of the entrances."

The military act: Before World War II the French, fearing a strong and aggressive Germany, built an impregnable series of fortifications along France's border with Germany; the famous Maginot Line. Everybody agreed the German army could not get through it. They didn't have to. They went around it and took France out of the war, never even needing to bother Berlin for more ammunition. The famous Maginot Line extended only as far west as the Belgian border. Nobody in France, apparently, ever dreamed the Germans would take Belgium and go around it.

Underline, please, "Nobody ever dreamed." To understand the unique danger confronting America, a good place to begin is to realize we're already deep inside undreamed-of territory. Let's begin with the unprecedented dismantling of the America we thought would last forever. We, the people, are today like the decent people of France in 1940; standing there open-mouthed and zombified at the speed and brazenness with which the Obama team is "going around our defenses" and transmogrifying America into something unwanted, unwelcome and, until now, unimaginable. The key question is: If the Obama team is rebuked at the polls in 2010 and thrown out in 2012, can the damage be reversed? Already, maybe not!

There are many ways to say, "What's going on here?" The young people call it a "new paradigm." You can also say, "We're not in Kansas anymore!" Others would call it a "whole new ball game." What's so new? Well, in the old days, if Obama's policies were unpopular, he'd have to slow down, stop and reverse those policies. Votes, you understand! No more. The radical, almost violent, restructuring of America ignores unpopularity and plunges ahead buoyed by a compliant, not a complaining, media. The Obama team is showing about as much concern about their escalating unpopularity and their breathtaking election losses in 2009 as the Germans showed to French shock at the outflanking of the Maginot Line. The Obama game plan: "We'll shake it up so much while the American people stand there blinking that they won't even remember how it used to be!"

Rat Out Your Neighbors!

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Hat Tip: Sharise

Monday, December 28, 2009

Alan Caruba

It's Not Socialism. It's Communism.

There was a time when Americans took Communism seriously. It challenged us in the form of the Soviet Union and we witnessed its takeover of China.

In Europe, uprisings against Soviet rule were crushed in East Germany in 1953, Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968, and Poland in the 1980s gave proof that only oppression can sustain this failed economic and political system. President Reagan gave voice to it when he called the Soviet Union an "evil empire."

It's NOT OK! be drunk on the House floor. There's no excuse for it and any congressman who is drunk should be immediately escorted off the floor and have an alcohol test administered and removed from office on the spot if his blood alcohol level is above the limit for driving. If you can't drive drunk, you sure as hell can't run the country. Why do we let them get away with so much? Not acceptable any more!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mark Steyn's Newest

Cross the river, burn the bridge

Last week, during a bit of banter on Fox News, my colleague Jonah Goldberg reminded me of something I’d all but forgotten. Last September, during his address to Congress on health care, Barack Obama declared:
"I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last."

Dream on. The monstrous mountain of toxic pustules sprouting from greasy boils metastasizing from malign carbuncles that passed the Senate on Christmas Eve is not the last word in "health" "care" but the first. It ensures that this is all we'll be talking about, now and forever.

Government can't just annex "one-sixth of the US economy" (ie, the equivalent of annexing the entire British or French economy, or annexing the entire Indian economy twice over) and then just say: "Okay, what’s next? On to cap-and-trade..." Nations that governmentalize health care soon find themselves talking about little else.

In Canada, once the wait times for MRIs and hip surgery start creeping up over two years, the government distracts the citizenry with a Royal Commission appointed to study possible "reforms" which reports back a couple of years later usually with recommendations to “strengthen” the government's "commitment" to every Canadian's "right" to health care by renaming the Department of Health the Department of Health Services and abolishing the Agency of Health Administration and replacing it with a new Agency of Administrative Health Operations which would report to a reformed Council of Health Policy Administrative Coordination to be supervised by a streamlined Public Health Operations & Administration Assessment Bureau. This package of "reforms" would cost a mere 12.3 gazillion dollars and usually keeps the lid on the pot until the wait times for MRIs start creeping up over three years.

The other alternative is what the British did earlier this year: They created an exciting new "Patient's Bill of Right", promising every Briton the "right" to hospital treatment within 18 weeks. Believe it or not, that distant deadline shimmering woozily in the languid desert haze can be oddly reassuring if you’ve ever visited a Scottish emergency room on a holiday weekend. And, if the four-and-a-half months go by and you still haven't been treated, you get your (tax) money back? Ah, no. But there is a free helpline you can call which will give you continuously updated estimates on which month your operation has been rescheduled for.

The lot of them should be in jail for what they are doing to this country. The only people who support this are the something for nothing, what's in it for me crowd and they will be the ones complaining the loudest when they don't get what they expected from the system - and they won't.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Sorcerer

You thought health care was bad?

With Obama, always, always look at the other hand...

Yesterday, it was brought to my attention by Pierre Legrand that President Obama signed an Executive Order on December 17th that no one and I mean no one, reported on. Cue the crickets... As horrifying as the health care legislation is and I personally believe it is worthy of revolt, this Executive Order has the potential to be monstrous.

This now says that Interpol is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Their premises or staff can no longer be searched either. Their files are not subject to legal subpoena or discovery. Our government could just hand documents and files over to Interpol and Americans would no longer have access to them. Interpol can legally keep files now on all citizens of the US with no right to redress.

In reality, we have just handed over our sovereignty. Interpol headquarters in the US is currently headquartered in the Department of Justice. A ‘separate’ Interpol agency has been created in the DOJ – let that sink in for a moment. Interpol has been granted diplomatic immunity now by Obama – they have exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, US taxes and immunity from FOIA requests, etc. This action could also be used to divulge American military secrets and a whole host of horrific practices having to do with going after our military. It’s the road to internationalism on steroids.

Friday, December 25, 2009

If Only They Knew

As Browning sang, "Youth sees but half." Youth is only intended to see half. It has not yet seen life in its entirety.

--G. Campbell Morgan

Thursday, December 24, 2009


America is the bedridden patient and congress is the man putting a pillow over the patients face and holding it down till he stops moving.

A Joke?

Yes, he is.

Q. How many Al Gores does it take to change a light bulb?

A. None. He’ll warn others of the impending doom if the light bulb isn’t change, but he won’t lift a finger himself.

There's more.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

His Gift Comes at a Price

Kim Peek, the man who inspired the movie 'Rain Man' has died. The video below is fascinating and is part 1 of 5 parts. You can see them all here.

Fishing Bloopers

Deadliest Catch Season 5

I missed most of season 5. I'll probably get it on video. I like watching it but it's something I could never do. Below are clips of my favorite captains.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Detroit, Rock City?

This is sad, sad, sad. Great video, though. It needs to be seen. They should play this in schools instead of Al Gore's global scam video.


Philippine volcano on verge of eruption as lava oozes down mountain... but villagers are refusing to leave

Why do some people always want to stay? Seems a strange thing to take a stand on, it's like crossing a busy highway blindfolded at night. Sure, you might make it.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Power to the Leaders

Alan Caruba has another good post up: The Slaves of the Democrat Party

Go read it.

Cash for Cloture

You can't even dignify this squalid racket as bribery: If I try to buy a cop, I have to use my own money. But, when Harry Reid buys a senator, he uses my money, too. It doesn't "border on immoral": it drives straight through the frontier post and heads for the dark heartland of immoral.

--Mark Steyn

That's So 18th Century!

There'll be nowhere to run from the new world government

There will not be a world government, I'm not worried about that. There are too many players vying for top spot. A crippled America and a more powerful European Union are much more likely, but I digress. The point of this post is merely to point out the following quote.

...the US still holding firmly to the 18th-century idea that power should lie with the will of the people.

Oh! How Quaint! If only more people really understood the genius of that 18th-century idea, including our leaders, who seem to firmly believe it to be an outdated concept. Why do people want someone else to rule over them?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Diseased Heart

The above picture tells you all you need to know about the left-liberal view of America as well as the likely fate of any body so constituted.

--Vox Popoli


It's settled; climate circus was a fairy tale

The best summation of the UN climate circus in Denmark comes from Andrew Bolt of Australia's Herald Sun: "Nothing is real in Copenhagen – not the temperature record, not the predictions, not the agenda, not the 'solution'."

If you're young and you fall for this, you're a sap. Indeed, you're oozing so much sap the settled scientists should be measuring your tree rings

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We Have to Stop Destroying Ourselves

I found this sermon by Jim O'Brien of the Church of God Cincinnati and Lexington particularly insightful. If you're interested, go to this page and listen to the sermon of 12/05/09 in the left column.

Lost in Christmas

He Tabernacled Among Us

Jesus was born, but too much richness is lost by misunderstanding the context of his birth.

The God Who Rules

If my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears, if I have devoured its yield without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants, then let briers come up instead of wheat and weeds instead of barley (Job 31:38-39).

"With this, the words of Job are ended; he has nothing more to say. Baffled, questioning, tormented, yet unwilling to forsake God, he falls silent. What can we say about the trials, the pressures, and the riddles of our own life? Remember that Job at this point has learned that his theology is too small for his God. That is true for many of us. We think we know the Bible, we think we have God boxed in, and we understand how He is going to act. And just as surely as we do, God is going to do something that will not fit our theology. He is greater than any human study of Him. He is not going to be inconsistent with Himself; He never is. He is not capricious, acting out of anger and malice. He is a loving God, but His love will take forms of expression that we do not understand. Up to this point Job has had his faith in the rule of God, but now at last he has begun to reach out tremblingly to exercise faith in the God who rules. That is a transfer that many of us need to come to."

Ray Stedman

Continue reading here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Separation of School and State

"The lefties have been making a great to-do recently about this matter of separation of church and state, which appears nowhere in the Constitution except in the sense that the federal government is prohibited from establishing a state religion. Mr. Jefferson seems to have invented the idea of a "wall of separation," which he thought desirable in avoidance of something such as the Church of England.

Considering the present state of our educational system, it might seem that a wall of separation should probably be erected between school and state. At the present time, our schools appear to be run essentially by the teachers unions, to the disastrous ignorance of our young people. It is by no means clear that the church could do worse than the state in running our schools. About the only way they could go would be up."

--Jeff Cooper

Monday, December 14, 2009

God's Great Word

Once again what is righteousness as to things? What do I mean by things? Just things! Houses, cars, bank accounts, trees, fields, beasts, minerals, mountains, valleys, subtle and hidden forces not yet discovered, things already discovered such as electricity, anything, everything. What has righteousness to do with them? What does righteousness mean in regard to them? It means the discovery of things as to their being and as to their true purpose in the Divine economy. There is nothing inherently evil that God has created. What then, is the matter with the world? Men not adjusted to God, men not articulated as within that great adjustment have not discovered the forces that they need; or having discovered them, do not know their true purpose and are misusing them. The ultimate Kingdom of God in this world will not be a kingdom from which are banished all the things that we see and touch. It will be a kingdom in which man has discovered them and their true meaning, and one in which man will no longer lay hold upon some subtle potent thing that has its purpose in the universe and use it for a kingdom in which things we call poisons will be relegated to their proper place, and made use of, since all are gifts of God. Righteousness with regard to things means also the development of the thing discovered. An imperfect flower in your garden is proof of the lack of righteousness somewhere. Arrested development is proof of lack of righteousness. The opposite is true. Righteousness means that the flower found for the first time in the forest, under the touch of man in right relationship with God and in cooperation with his brother man will become beautiful with a beauty of which we never dreamed but which was potential in the flower when first man found it. The discovery of all the great and gracious, sweet and wonderful secrets of old mother earth.

Finally, rightiousness as to things means that they are used and not abused, that they are made the servants of humanity and not the masters of men; like the very Sabbath of God, they are made for man and not man for them.

In the presence of the great word we dream wondrous dreams, and no dream we dream approaches the glory of the reality of righteousness. Do you wonder that the New Testament writer upon one occasion made use of the words "...the fruits of righteousness..." Righteousness blossoms into beauty and produces fruits. Righteousness is a word full of beauty, and we, alas too often, have made it merely hard, mechanical, ethical. It is bursting with life. It describes man coming to the fulfilment of his manhood because his face is lifted to the throne of God. It describes humanity finding the true social order because human life is articulated as the result of the adjustment of the individual to God. It describes the earth, blushing with beauty, laughing with flowers, becoming more glorious in its light and more full of ease and delight in its being. It is God's great word, a word in which He sings out to men if they but have ears to hear it, the exeeding beauty of His own being, the exeeding joy of His own heart, the characteristic grace of His purpose for the people whom He has made.

--G. Campbell Morgan

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What Debt Ceiling?

Dems to lift debt ceiling by $1.8 trillion

In a bold but risky year-end strategy, Democrats are preparing to raise the federal debt ceiling by as much as $1.8 trillion before New Year’s rather than have to face the issue again prior to the 2010 elections.

And the Maryland Democrat confirmed that the anticipated increase could be as high as $1.8 trillion — nearly twice what had been assumed in last spring’s budget resolution for the 2010 fiscal year.

There isn't any debt ceiling, there's a debt Hindenburg.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Healthscare: The Health Care Scam

You can watch the whole show here.

You Are in Violation

How to Destroy the U.S. Economy: Regulate Carbon Dioxide by Alan Caruba

In the course of the first year of the Obama administration, it has become clear to many close observers that it is intent on destroying the U.S. economy and, with it, the Republic.

It has virtually shut down all exploration for energy resources such as oil and natural gas despite the bonus of thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenue that this would generate.

It has declared war on the mining and use of coal even though coal provides just over half of all the electricity generated nationwide.

Its “Stimulus” bill, at this point, has largely distributed funds to state governments to help them pay for Medicare and other entitlement programs. The program has claimed new jobs in congressional districts that don’t even exist.

If you're not reading Alan's blog, you should be. Always informative, well written posts. One of the good guys.

At Least It Has a Happy Ending

Woman armed with shotgun blasts 'crazed' home intruder

Yes, she called 911 and the usual happened.

Jackson remained calm as she spoke with a 9-1-1 dispatcher during the break-in. She called at 12:40 a.m. and was on the phone for more than 10 minutes reporting the intruder, explaining that her barking dogs had awakened her in the middle of the night. She said she was alone, and her husband was working a night shift.

Do you rely on the police for your protection? Good luck with that. Donna Jackson was prepared to defend herself, if necessary. Better to have and not need, than to need and not have.

I will add that her attitude about the shooting is the attitude of most people who conceal carry or have guns for home protection.

She told the dispatcher, the sheriff deputies "need to hurry. He's going to break this thing open. If he does, I'll have to kill him, ma'am. I don't want to kill him."

Responsible, law-abiding gun owners do not want to kill anyone. They hope and pray they never have to use their gun in self-defense but they are prepared to do so to defend their lives or the lives of their families if necessary and make no apologies for it. And none necessary.

Hey, Let's Give the Government Full Control Over Our Lives.

What could go wrong?

Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets

In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted online its airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers.

Governement: If it ain't broke, we'll break it. Guaranteed!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Oh, How the Mighty Are Falling

Sarah Palin says nation should rededicate itself to God

Sarah Palin says the United States should rededicate itself to seeking God’s will, arguing a humble spirit could help leaders get more answers on issues such as health care, energy and national security.

Well, she's right about that, but I think most Americans would find that laughable. Goes to show how far we have come from our roots.

Our leaders, of course, are doing a wonderful job of looting the wealth and killing the spirit of America. Don't need God for that.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Where Obama Went Right

Check out this excellent video from Bill Whittle and PJTV. They don't let you embed video at that site.

Bill Whittle praises President Obama's long-awaited decision to send more troops to Afghanistan in the face of opposition from left-wing media stars such as Chris Matthews, Michael Moore, and Keith Olbermann.

And skewers said "left-wing media stars" in the process.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Outstanding Post

The Pharisee Who Said Thank You by Lenny Cacchio

Our sin is as the sin of Sodom. There was more to their depravity than their sexual proclivities. Look at what Ezekiel said: “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.” (Ezek 16:49-50 NIV)

She was arrogant. She was overfed. She was unconcerned. She did not help the poor and needy. She was haughty. Just like that Pharisee.

It is interesting that the church at Laodicea had the same litany of accusations against it: “I am rich and increased with goods. I am in need of nothing. I am comfortably lukewarm.” Yet they were truly poor, blind, and naked (Rev. 3:15-18).

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Hide the Decline

Obama science advisers grilled over hacked e-mails

House Republicans pointed to controversial e-mails leaked from climate scientists and said it was evidence of corruption. Top administration scientists looking at the same thing found no such sign, saying it doesn't change the fact that the world is warming.

That's like the mafia don claiming the mafia doesn't exist.

Boxer: Hackers should face criminal probe over 'Climategate'

"You call it 'Climategate'; I call it 'E-mail-theft-gate,'" she said during a committee meeting.

Just like you want to go after the people who exposed the corruption in ACORN. You, Barbara Boxer, are part of the problem.

Meet Obama's climate 'experts'

Amid an international climate-change scandal involving hacked e-mails just days before a major U.N. climate summit of world leaders, it is instructive to profile top White House officials who are drafting President Obama's climate policy.

Some of the officials include known supporters of socialism who have advocated using environmental activism to spread America's wealth.

And in case you haven't seen this video, it's hilarious:

These videos are funny but what they are trying to do is far from funny. They are trying to destroy our way of life and our constitutional government.