Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Medieval End of Life Counseling

Woman Comes to Life While Being Prepared for Burial...then 'Dies' Again.

You'll be living like this if the "greens" have their way.

Shhhhh. Ixnay on the anelpay.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ital Birdie

WTF? Exactly.

CIA gives WikiLeaks taskforce naughty name

The CIA has launched a taskforce to assess the impact of 250,000 leaked US diplomatic cables. Its name? WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF for short."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Elly May Clampett?

I love this video. Unfortunately, Peach passed away recently.


Saw the Lunar Eclipse This Morning

It's interesting. I can't get really worked up about it though. There are some pictures at this link.

Maybe if I had another a bag of dried hot peppers and peanuts while watching it?

I Don't Know What These Are Called

But I want more. They are not as hot as you would think, but they sure are delicious. Thank you, Toshiro!

Friday, December 17, 2010

There is Nothing to Debate

Guns, in the hands of good guys, save lives and put down evil.

CNN Uses Fla. Shooting to Debate Gun Control

It seems to me it would have ended a lot sooner if some or all of the school board were carrying concealed. Not to mention had the woman had a gun in her purse she would not have ended up lying under him at his mercy. Thank God it seems the guy did not really have it in him to kill in cold blood.

The Opposite of Love is Not Hate, It's Indifference

Two Californias by Victor Davis Hanson

California coastal elites may worry about the oxygen content of water available to a three-inch smelt in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, but they seem to have no interest in the epidemic dumping of trash, furniture, and often toxic substances throughout California’s rural hinterland. Yesterday, for example, I rode my bike by a stopped van just as the occupants tossed seven plastic bags of raw refuse onto the side of the road. I rode up near their bumper and said in my broken Spanish not to throw garbage onto the public road. But there were three of them, and one of me. So I was lucky to be sworn at only. I note in passing that I would not drive into Mexico and, as a guest, dare to pull over and throw seven bags of trash into the environment of my host.

Do diversity concerns, as in lack of diversity, work both ways? Over a hundred-mile stretch, when I stopped in San Joaquin for a bottled water, or drove through Orange Cove, or got gas in Parlier, or went to a corner market in southwestern Selma, my home town, I was the only non-Hispanic — there were no Asians, no blacks, no other whites. We may speak of the richness of "diversity," but those who cherish that ideal simply have no idea that there are now countless inland communities that have become near-apartheid societies, where Spanish is the first language, the schools are not at all diverse, and the federal and state governments are either the main employers or at least the chief sources of income — whether through emergency rooms, rural health clinics, public schools, or social-service offices. An observer from Mars might conclude that our elites and masses have given up on the ideal of integration and assimilation, perhaps in the wake of the arrival of 11 to 15 million illegal aliens.

In my home town, Mexican flag decals on car windows are far more common than their American counterparts.

I note this because hundreds of students here illegally are now terrified of being deported to Mexico. I can understand that, given the chaos in Mexico and their own long residency in the United States. But here is what still confuses me: If one were to consider the classes that deal with Mexico at the university, or the visible displays of national chauvinism, then one might conclude that Mexico is a far more attractive and moral place than the United States.

So there is a surreal nature to these protests: something like, "Please do not send me back to the culture I nostalgically praise; please let me stay in the culture that I ignore or deprecate."

I think I know the answer to this paradox. Missing entirely in the above description is the attitude of the host, which by any historical standard can only be termed "indifferent." California does not care whether one broke the law to arrive here or continues to break it by staying. It asks nothing of the illegal immigrant — no proficiency in English, no acquaintance with American history and values, no proof of income, no record of education or skills. It does provide all the public assistance that it can afford (and more that it borrows for), and apparently waives enforcement of most of California's burdensome regulations and civic statutes that increasingly have plagued productive citizens to the point of driving them out. How odd that we overregulate those who are citizens and have capital to the point of banishing them from the state, but do not regulate those who are aliens and without capital to the point of encouraging millions more to follow in their footsteps. How odd — to paraphrase what Critias once said of ancient Sparta — that California is at once both the nation's most unfree and most free state, the most repressed and the wildest.
Liberalism is twisted.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hook, Line and Sinker

Fla. School Board Shooter’s Wife: My Husband Is 'Misunderstood'
In closing her remarks to the press, Duke's widow reiterated her husband's final statements, condemning the wealthy and urging middle class rebellion.
These people have bought hook, line and sinker into the wealth envy B.S. the liberals/progressives are selling. And to top it off, it is the progressives who are causing the redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the pockets of their wealthy progressive friends who keep getting them elected. What a scam! Soon we will see the rioting in America from people like this who have been lied to all their lives - K-12 + University. We live in an echo chamber of insanity. Break the hell out of it, people.

This is Where the Liberals/Progressives are Taking America

Pedal to the metal. We must stop them.

What a Great Idea!

Government May Shut Down Amid Standoff on Pork-Filled Spending Bill

I only wish they would make good on the threat.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A "Christian" Nation

Shining Light in Darkness

What do we mean when we say that America is a "Christian" nation? People hear these words and start backpedaling. "Oh, you can't impose your religious views on others," they say, and immediately tune us out. But what if we were to say that being a Christian nation is more about the foundational basis for law and action, and not the attempt to set up a theocracy where the state steps in and compels religious belief?

Being a Christian nation is more about the heart and character of the people having a foundational biblical basis, those attributes that build societies based on freedom and justice, those characteristics that build schools and hospitals.

This Contrail is from an Airplane

That's an awesome picture, isn't it?


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Tower of Babel

And on a lighter note:

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Some Things Are More Secret Than Others

Is Anything Secret Anymore?

It is instructive that Julian Assange, the face for WikiLeaks, has not hacked into and exposed the secret files of Russia, China, North Korea, or comparable nations that are unfriendly to American interests and policies.

The reason, simply stated, is that Assange knows we would be talking about him in the past tense if he had.
You know that is true. I'm still waiting for the Wikileaks on any records of Obama's past: school, medical, birth. Anything.
"If we want to keep our nation's secrets 'SECRET,' store them where President Obama stores his college transcripts and birth certificate."

--Gov. Mike Huckabee

Prove Him Wrong

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Getting to the Root of the Problem

Moral or Immoral Government by Walter E. Williams

Immorality in government lies at the heart of our nation's problems. Deficits, debt and runaway government are merely symptoms. What's moral and immoral conduct can be complicated, but needlessly so. I keep things simple and you tell me where I go wrong.

The Making of The Great American Snuff Film

CableGate's Grand Illusion

Governments around the world want you to believe something utterly fantastic. They want you to believe that the actions of Julian Assange pose a great danger to you and everyone else on the globe.

Hillary Clinton spoke for them all when she said that WikiLeaks disclosures are "not just an attack on America's foreign policy interests, [but] an attack on the international community: the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity."

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Assange's act is not an attack on the peoples of the world. Quite to the contrary, it is an attack on a very narrow group of people. It is an attack on the world's governing elites, because it shows them for what they truly are: liars, hypocrites, schemers, incompetents, egomaniacs, thieves, and murderers.

Please remember that these are the same people who cast themselves as the custodians of public good. These are the same characters who routinely position themselves as paragons of virtue and wisdom. These are the same leaders who demand people's obedience, allegiance, and money.

Assange let the cat out of the bag. This is a good thing. People's eyes need to be opened, because we trust our governments way too much. People should know what their leaders are made of. The WikiLeaks revelations will no doubt come as a shock to those who think that governments are populated by angelic and benevolent public servants who always act in the public interest. The sad state of the world today is to a great degree due to the fact that too many harbor this belief.

I am not at all defending Julian Assange, the guy is a dirt bag, but there is a lot more to this than meets the eye. The corruption in our government is like a cancer, it is literally killing the Republic. It's already got a stranglehold on the life blood of our country, the engine of our economy. We need to cut it out.

Glenn Beck goes into Julian Assange and Wikileaks in detail on Dec 7. Watch it at the link.

Top Ten Ways the Liberal View of Reality Resembles a Disney Movie

Disney movies are aimed at kids. They use children's sense of powerlessness as a key plot device.

Liberals have cultivated that same feeling of powerlessness to the point that it has become an entire narcissistic, victim-centric worldview.

In short, like children attracted to Disney movies, liberals have yet to grow up and accept responsibility for their own existences.

So, here are the ten top ways the liberal view of reality resembles a Disney movie:

10) Liberals' entire universe is divided into Good Guys and Bad Guys, Nice People and Mean People, Us. vs. Them.

9) Liberals are powerless; their puny little lives are controlled by big ugly mean monsters or corporations that don't care and want to hurt them.

8) Birds and animals and fish and trees can think and feel and talk.

7) Transportation can be effected with little or no fuel consumption, via vehicles such as broomsticks, magic carpets and pixie dust. Much like the cute little hybrids and electric cars liberals love.
The rest here.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Servants Who Would Be Masters

Understanding that the wisdom and power of the governed was derived from Christian faith, they set about diminishing that faith in order to make the governed the slaves of the governors. A government's options are distinctly limited if its citizens are religious, so religion must go. A nation made up of citizens with deep religious faith will never allow its government to plunder tomorrow to pay for today. Citizens with true faith in God will never offer their votes in exchange for assets forcibly seized from other fellow citizens. So those who wish to seek and retain political power over their fellow citizens must first attenuate the religious faith of their populations. In America this means that those in government who view themselves as masters (rather than servants) of the rest of us must do all they can to weaken Christianity.

Those of us who venerate freedom, be we Jewish or Christian, be we religious or secularized, have no option but to pray for the health of Christianity in America. No other group possesses both the faith and the numbers sufficient to hold back the ever enrcoaching, sometimes sinister, power of the state.

--Rabbi Daniel Lapin, America's Real War

Ol' Hickok45's Christmas Tree Farm

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Of Course He Loves Congress...

Defiant Rangel says he still loves Congress.

Where else can you do with impunity what would put most people in jail.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Undermining the Foundation

Why moral truce means the end of liberty
Will people who claim it is their right to murder helpless innocents, as a matter of individual welfare and convenience, have the moral will to question murderous government abuses when officials claim they are necessary for the welfare or security of the whole nation? Can people whose liberty depends on moral principles that limit government power carelessly legalize individual practices that contradict those principles? If they accept the violation of certain unalienable rights as lawful in their own conduct, won't this inevitably undermine their capacity to recognize and resist such violations when they occur in the conduct of government? Isn't this corruption of their will the main reason anti-American elites are promoting such licentiousness?

Denying Reality

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Borrowing From China to Pay Europe

European banks took big slice of Fed aid
Foreign banks were among the biggest beneficiaries of the $3,300bn in emergency credit provided by the Federal Reserve during the crisis, according to new data on the extraordinary efforts of the US authorities to save the global financial system.

"We're talking about huge sums of money going to bail out large foreign banks," said Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont. "Has the Federal Reserve of the United States become the central bank of the world?"