Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Prophet is a Fool, the Spiritual Man is Insane - Hosea 9:7

Why don't men give their hearts to God? Why don't men reckon with God? Why do they hate God? Because they do not know Him. Misapprehension of God is at the root of all hostility to God in the human soul. If I could reveal Him to you, there is neither man nor woman, youth nor maiden, listening to me, who would not be drawn to Him, not one. But the God of our own imagination or interpretation, distant, cruel, vindictive, oftentimes men hate. But that is not God; that is man's vain imagining concerning Him. This mistaken idea comes of sin, and blindness that has resulted from sin. "Your iniquities have separated between you and your God."

God disobeyed always becomes God distanced from consciousness; and even when men hold on to some belief in His existence, they are still in revolt, because their conception of Him is false. That is why they call the prophet silly, and the man of the spirit mad.

Let us turn for illustration to a story found in the first Book of the Kings, chapter twenty-two. Ahab was King of Israel, the northern kingdom, and Jehoshaphat King of Judah, the southern kingdom. Ahab an incarnation of wickedness. Jehoshaphat a well-meaning man without any backbone. These two men were forming an alliance to make themselves safe against the common enemy; and Jehoshaphat went up and had a meeting with Ahab. The religious undercurrent in Jehoshaphat, and perhaps in Ahab too, made them feel it was necessary to get some kind of religious sanction; and Ahab had arranged a wonderful gathering. He got prophets of his own together, and one of them, Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, arranged a very remarkable display. He put on horns of iron to show how victorious they were going to be. Jehoshaphat, however, was not satisfied; and he said: "Is there not here a prophet of Jehovah besides? There was one named Micaiah. Now hear what Ahab said concerning him: "The King of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, there is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Jehovah, Micaiah, the son of Imlah; but I hate him." Carefully observe that, "I hate him." Why? "For he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." There was the trouble. The prophet of the Lord will make no terms with sin. This Ahab knew, and so he hated him.

So it ever is. The reason for the false conception is found in the moral turpitude of those who hold the view. The false conception, so begotten, leads to hatred. Your iniquity is great, and your enmity is great.

--G. Campbell Morgan, Hosea: The Heart and Holiness of God

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Heart of the Matter

Sparrows Fall from Heaven
When the storms of the world strike our brothers, do we curse God? Do we languish in the misery of others? Or do we rush to their aid and help carry them? Paul calls us ambassadors for Christ (II Corinthians 5:20 ), and as such we need to be in the business of reconciliation. The "what" is to be a tool in God's hands, to offer the comfort, the support, the cold cup of water, the shelter over one's head, or a hot meal to the fallen.
What a wonderful world it would be if we all did that.

I Hate Government Schools

I can't even stand going into one. I pay a lot of money so I don't have to deal with the... Don't even get me started.

Anyway, here's another case of child abuse from a government school.

School goes ballistic when boy eats pizza into gun
At an elementary school in Smyrna, Tenn., student Nicholas Taylor, 10, has been ordered to spend lunches for the rest of the semester at the lunchroom's "silent table" because he allegedly picked up a piece of pizza and waved it around like a gun.
Yes, it's child abuse.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chris Christie Doing What Needs Doing

Chris Christie Hammers Sick Leave Payouts For N.J. Public Sector
Chris Christie has become the quintessential anti-B.S. politician, and in a recent press conference over public employee benefits, the New Jersey governor showcased his principles and rhetorical skills. And it was all over public workers getting payouts for unused sick days.

I used to work for the state of New Jersey and I know the culture of corruption that exists there. Seems like he is stopping sick leave payouts, which is a big deal to some people who would save up their sick days but it doesn't seem like he will address sick leave policy. I worked at the Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital - now closed - and sick days were regularly used as personal days. You didn't have to be sick, no questions were ever asked and a lot of overtime was paid to cover those who called out. Nice job if you can get it, but it really is screwing over the taxpayers.

And what's up with that guy behind Christie, he has such an intense look on his face. Maybe he's one of those people who like to save up their sick days for the payout.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Public Service Announcement

This must be where they got the idea for 'Fast and Furious' - allow illegal gun sales to Mexico, lobby for gun laws in the U.S.A because guns are going to Mexico illegally.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Power of Stupid

Ohio man cleaning gun killed Amish girl

First rule of gun cleaning: Remove the magazine and visually and physically inspect the chamber to be sure the gun is clear (not loaded).

At no time during gun cleaning do you fire the gun. He may have intended to clean the gun after shooting it, but he was not cleaning the gun when he shot it. He also broke the 4th rule of gun safety.

1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

Because of the sorry state of what passes for journalism these days it is very difficult to know what really happened here. It's hard to accept that innocent people sometimes die because someone else wasn't thinking and did something stupid but it happens everyday be it cars, boats, motorcycles, tools or whatever - never underestimate the power of stupid.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Give Him the Hook

I don't know how a person can stand up in front of congress and say something so blatantly stupid as Harry Reid did in this example - but members of congress do it all the time. It's like it's their job to see who can say the most outrageously unbelievable thing with a straight face and have no one call them on it.

We need to bring back the hook they used to use in vaudeville to get bad acts off the stage. Will the "distinguished gentleman" from Nevada exit stage left. Now.

And what's with the distinguished gentleman? If you have to call somebody distinguished gentleman you know it isn't true. There are as many distinguished gentlemen in congress as there are free people in The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Our government has become a dark farce.

What Next for North Korea?

Now that Kim Jong Il is dead.

He appointed his son, Kim Jong Un, to be his successor. Hopefully, the people around him just say enough is enough but who knows? 'Watch and see' - that seems to be the course the free world is taking with world affairs lately. The anti-freedom forces are taking the 'make it happen' approach, though.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Non-American President

Land of the Envious and Home of the Victim
We are a land, as our president explains it, where the success of one American comes at the expense of another. Where the poor are poor because the rich are rich. And where the role of government is not to ensure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" but to tax away wealth from those it deems to have too much and determine how to invest our nation's resources.
I don't whether or not Obama was born in Hawaii, it doesn't matter. Truly this is a man who's heart is foreign to the American way of life. He doesn't understand it, he doesn't appreciate it, and he doesn't like it.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Tyranny and Beyond

He is speaking about the European Union but he might as well be speaking about America as the Obama administration is taking the country down the same road.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Barack the Marxist II

"He is lying to you."

Some People Can Sleep Through Anything

Drunk sleeps on as train passes over him
Police woke the man, who they said was very drunk, and found his only injuries were some minor cuts to his forehead. He had been lying on his back between the tracks as the southbound freight train passed over him.

"He was very lucky to have only a few minor cuts on him. It's amazing really,"

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Barack the Marxist

Look, let me just give you a sample summary of Obama's speech yesterday. The president of the United States, not Fidel Castro, not Kim Jong-il, not Mao Tse-tung, not Lenin, not Stalin, not Gorbachev, not Saddam Hussein, not Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, not Hugo Chavez, but the president of the United States said that while a limited government that preserves free markets speaks to our rugged individualism as Americans, such a system doesn't work and has never worked. The president of the United States said that the United States of America, as founded, "has never worked." Stop and think of that. Ponder that for a moment. The president. Not the head of the SEIU. Not the chairman of some congressional committee. Not a Democrat presidential hopeful. The elected president of the United States said in Osawatomie, Kansas, trying to be Teddy Roosevelt, that the United States of America has never worked. That is a quote, "has never worked."

Everything Barack Obama said he was for yesterday has been tried throughout history over and over again, the same Marxism has been tried, and it's failed everywhere. It's led to nothing but untold millions of dead people and incalculable misery and suffering.

--Rush Limbaugh
One more quote from the transcript:
Barack Obama yesterday said that the free market is "a license to steal." A license to steal! A license to steal. This from the guy who has stolen as much wealth from the private sector as he can under the guise of "stimulus spending." No, not personally. I don't mean he's enriched himself. I mean he's enriched his ideology, the Democrat Party. He has grown government. He is stealing from you and from me each and every day. Being president is what's a license to steal. Being a committee chairman is what's a license to steal. You really want to start comparing corruption at the highest levels of government to the private sector? Have the people of this country decided that they all of a sudden now want to give up on their dreams of wealth and prosperity for themselves and their kids?

Is that gone?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Shockingly Unshocking

Recent Charges of Sexual Abuse of Children in Hollywood Just Tip of Iceberg, Experts Say
If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry.
Experts say? There are experts on Hollywood pedophilia? Why have they been quiet until now?

I never thought to myself, "Hey, I bet there's pedophilia going on in Hollywood," but seeing this article elicits absolutely zero shock response. That surprises me, something as horrible as this may be going on and it's not even a speed bump in my mind. It's like hearing there is corruption in our government and whatever little bit you hear about is just the tip of the iceberg. Actually, there is quite a bit more than a little bit we are hearing about lately and that doesn't surprise me either. We used to be better than this, now we're Mexico north - not to pick on Mexico, it's just an example of government corruption that used to be confined to Third World governments. Used to be.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Isle of Man Motorcycle Road Race

Incredible footage, this race could not happen in America - too many lawyers.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Humans in Ovens to Provide Electricity? Really?

Burning deceased humans will produce electricity
A crematorium is installing turbines in its burners that will convert waste heat from the combustion of each corpse into as much as 150 kilowatt-hours of juice — enough to power 1,500 televisions for an hour. The facility plans to sell the electricity to local power companies.
Given humanity's propensity for evil, I'm not so sure this is a good idea.

Cain Out

The Lessons of Cain
The second lesson makes a general rule: when you see smoke published about a Democrat, there is probably a roaring, multi-alarm fire. In fact, the town has probably already burned down. When you see smoke about a Republican, it is probably smoke, and there may or may not be a fire. When you see fire about a Republican, it is probably a show, so dig deep, find the unedited video or original quote, and think for yourself.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

You Will Be Assimilated

Dreams From My President
Trying to be self-supporting, helping your kids grow up healthy and be ready for the world, and pursuing "dreams" like learning about the world and loving the people you know -- these are not enough. You're not part of his collective. You're not transforming the world in the exact way Obama thinks it should be transformed.

And that's why it is a big problem. We cannot just live happily in two camps: we pursuing our dreams and he pursuing his. Because his dream must involve us. To the collectivist, you can't even have your own little country of individual dream-pursuers. He wants to transform the world.

To add insult to injury, collectivists really think they are on the side of the angels when making those demands. And to add further insult, they have the audacity to think they can read our minds. Obama attributes my behavior, values, and worldview to "cynicism." It's not cynicism; it's called healthy behavior. It's doing your own thing, in the real world, with people you actually know -- not some abstract, global collective, doing whatever the heck "transforming" is.

If I had to guess, I would say 30% of the population is, at core, collectivist. That is the real attractiveness of socialism, communism, Jacobinism, and other isms. A lot of people actually do want it. They yearn for it. They think it is in a higher plane of consciousness. To them, I am a cancer on the body of humanity -- a cell that won't join the body, the higher level. My dreams are not worthy. Their dreams are next to godliness.