Monday, August 31, 2009

It Ain't America No More

I didn't like the pictures that were degrading to Bush. I never once even thought however that they should be outlawed because I understood that if anything was protected under free speech, they were. That's because power seeks to eliminate dissension, and I'd rather them protest than agree to the idea that it could be outlawed.

I don't like the signs of President Obama painted up like the Joker either. I think that conservatives are better than the left, and as such, better than that; no matter how bad our current president is. And I think he is very very bad, and quite frankly, frightening. But again, it has never crossed my mind that they should be outlawed.

This video should scare any red blooded American, even those who have a more favorable opinion of our current president.

H/T Joe Politico

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Final Truth Revealed

I suppose yesterday was senator Kennedy's funeral. I saw pieces of the procession over a friends shoulder while having coffee. When I learned of his death, I couldn't help but think of the fact that, (being generous to the atheist) if he knows anything at all, he knows the truth. He has been equalized and has gone through the same door required of the least of his subjects and now stands in judgement. I am not aware of any professed beliefs held by this man concerning his whereabouts right now, but the policies he advocated certainly would lead one to believe that he thought that, either he would be judged on what he thought was good, or, that there would be no judgement at all. In either case, he now no longer has to wonder.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Abortion is the defining issue of our time, and it is evil. Where you stand on that one issue will define where you stand on pretty much every other social issues. It unifies those who see it for what it is, murder, as well as those who see it for what it's not, a right. Otherwise it divides. It divides families, churches, and society at large. It divides moms and dads from their children, and it divides us from our God. The blood of millions is now, as you read this, crying out to God. May he have mercy on us all.

If you have paid for or had an abortion, you are being called to fight this fight. Your God, the God you will surely one day answer to, is a Holy and Righteous God. But be of good cheer, he is also Merciful. The punishment for your crime has been paid in full if you will only turn and follow the one who paid it.

Join with the many in this movie who's blood stained hands have been washed clean.

H/T 4 Simpsons

Friday, August 21, 2009

Is Thug Health Care On The Horizon?

I have been pondering the reasons that unions have supported health care reform. This doesn't make any sense for two reasons. One, unions, like their enemies, are made up of sinful men and are, top to bottom, notoriously greedy and care only about what's in it for themselves. Two, there is nothing in it for the union worker. Furthermore, there is the potential for much loss.

One thing that I think can be safely said about the rank and file union member is that they are not visionaries. They are blinded by envy and covetousness and see themselves as victims, and their leaders as savior saints who would never betray them. With such a victim mentality union members have an admirable affinity for the "working man" and are easily sold a bill of goods that purportedly helps other victims-at no cost to themselves of course.

This is not so with the Washington union leadership who are de-facto government representatives, duly elected and funded through a back door tax known as union dues. As government representatives they are power-brokers wielding incredible power by way of legally generating expensive ads, generating enormous campaign funds through the back door tax system, and by producing a herd voting block.

As is true with many politicians-especially on the left where union leaders find themselves-they are on the lookout for ways to satisfy their ever increasing huger for power. This was demonstrated quite well with Bob Chanin's farewell speech from the nation's largest union, the NEA. Never mind for the moment the cognitive dissonance of a union that wants the very entity in which it is organized against, the government, to take over its health care; the question remains, why would unions in general want this when it will in the long run hurt the people they care about the most, themselves?

The answer to this question can be found, I think, in Bob Chanin's farewell speech. Below is a transcript of that speech, except that I exchanged all references to education with references to health care. Union leader de facto politicians are now slobbering over what they see as perhaps one of the largest power transfers in the history of this nation.

For this reason, I foresee a National Healthcare Worker's union that will one day make the NEA's current stranglehold on education look like a second-grade playground bully choking one of his weakling classmates in one of their schools.

Chanin's fare well speech, or watch it here:

Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas; it is not because of the merit of our positions; it is not because we care about health care; and it is not because we have a vision of a great government health care system. The NHA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 10 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of million of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them; the union that can protect their rights and advance their interests as health care workers. This is not to say that the concern of NHA and its affiliates with closing gaps, reducing wait times, improving doctor and nurse quality, and the like are unimportant or inappropriate. To the contrary these are the goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights, or collective bargaining.That is simply too high a price to pay.
As Christians we should recognize the sinfulness of all men, no matter what providence has given them, and hold them accountable to the truth of God's Word. We should be as shrewd as snakes, as well as gentle as doves, and look past the masks of compassion worn by those bearing gifts, to the hell hidden behind.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Inquisitive Mind

I've heard it said that there are those who will break your legs then offer you crutches. If the leg breaking occurs right before the cast is put on, and the crutches are offered right after, the demeanor of the person receiving the crutches would understandably be less than grateful.

But what if the person receiving the crutches is not aware that the one offering them is also the one who broke his legs? This would change everything. Gratitude would be the natural response.

By asking questions and thinking things through, we can perhaps begin to realize that the ones who seem to be constantly offering us crutches are the same ones who are breaking our legs.

I watched a political ad promoting climate change legislation. The creators of this add understand that, although most people are for protecting the environment, they are much more concerned about earning an income. The add therefore was heavy on the job creating aspects of the legislation.

Well that's nice, but are the jobs crutches? We should be a little suspicious when such promises are made. For an absurd example, if legislation was passed that outlawed non-electric cars, the claim might truthfully be made that such legislation would create thousands of jobs. The question at that point should be how many jobs is it going to cost?

I am always suspicious when someone is offering crutches because I know that nothing is free. The truth is that most people offering crutches today are more interested in the acquisition of power than helping the invalid with mobility. When I hear someone say that some legislation is going to create more jobs, my immediate reaction is to grab my wallet and polish up my resume. Worse, such promises are insidious because they generally contain some truth. But there is much more truth left out that would tarnish an otherwise shinny set of crutches. Such truth is left to be discovered by the inquisitive mind.

As Christians we should be suspicious of those who have no problems with the systematic murder for profit of the unborn, who hate Jesus, and who are in fact anti-Christ in deed, when they come offering us crutches.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Satan a Christian?

John 10:7-10.

1"I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." 6Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them. 7Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
This particular scripture often comes to mind while reading the words of various "Christian" commenters, bloggers, and authors. They come in the name of love but are in deed supporters of killing, stealing, and destroying. While claiming to hold to the Bible and its standards they, in actuality, reject it in favor of the wisdom of man; twisting its words to mean whatever suits their current cause. Their worldview is not discernible from the most outspoken of anti-Christ apologist.

While they distort Christianity to an unrecognizable form, they join with the accuser in blaming those who reject their distortions for historical evils that resulted from the actions of previous distorted versions of Christianity. They do so in an effort to convince people that theirs is a better way. No doubt the time will come when their "intellectual" progeny will one day blame today's Christians for the current holocaust of abortion. They will surly have no problems finding examples of such support from the likes of the messenger-of-light preacher Jim Wallis, while of course completely ignoring those Christians who took a stand against it. They will do this in the process of coercing those who do "listen to His voice" into buying into the folly du jour of that age.

So, is Satan a Christian? Why not? Is life so simple that Satan always comes in the form of a monster? No, he comes as Lucifer, an angel of light, (1)indeed a Christian saying "follow me" instead those back-wood, flat-earth, anti-intellectual, neanderthals. Then will come the tell-tale sign as they insist that you can have it all; you can live the Christianity that best suits your "needs" and this "age", and in the end, you surly will not die.

(1)2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Bumbling Genius For President 2012

I was planning the announcement of my bid for president of the United States of America at a later date, but the existence of my organization, PEANUT (People Engaged Against Nationalized Utopian Tyranny) has been cracked open by the ever vigilant news media and alert politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. PEANUT is a community organization that has been growing under ground for some time. It doesn't consider itself a grassroots movement however, preferring instead to think of itself as simply a "roots" movement. Because of the allergic like reaction to our recent activity surrounding the now notorious town hall meetings held by ultra left-wing politicians, a veritable army of lawyers and journalist have been unleashed to dig up more information on PEANUT. Needless to say, astute politicians and the President are increasingly on to the fact that this clandestine organization is spreading itself across the land; thinner in some parts than others; but spreading just the same.

As head of this community organization, I feel that I am qualified to be your next president. Although I did not go to Yale or Harvard, experience has been, I feel, a most devoted teacher. And if cost is any indication of a good education, the tuition I've paid for having experience as my teacher has made the cost of an Ivy League education look like... well like peanuts.

In contrast, while the current President was getting his experience to be president by soaking rich environmentalist nuts-who's survived fall from a California hardwood was considered their greatest accomplishment-and tax payers for money, I was quietly and slowly growing PEANUT underground and out of sight. This was accomplished through the hard work of training and sending out people, called Planters, to spread the word about PEANUT. You can imagine my surprise when I learned that my community organizing activities had actually qualified me to be president of the United States; and had actually even trumped real executive level administrative experience like that of a state governor. So as a result of this new reality, we here at PEANUT are now hatching our plans for my campaign. This brings me to my next point.

In honor of my own love of self deprecating humor, PEANUT has scheduled several roasts featuring me, your next president, as fundraisers across the land. So come ready to laugh and shell out dough. These events are scheduled from Georgia to Washington; Carver Massachusetts, to the parched deserts of Arizona. So there's sure to be one coming to a town near you. The proceeds for these events will go toward my own campaign, as well as several gubernatorial campaigns with PEANUT supported candidates. There are, of course, other candidates that we will be rooting for as well.

As more details of my candidacy develop, be assured that we'll be getting those to all concerned in a Jiffy. Otherwise please help me get the word out and thank you for your time and support.

For more info and Utube clips on PEANUTs operations, see Joe's Politico.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Clunker Bill a Real Clunker

These type initiatives involve trade-offs somewhere else. I'm not sure what would scare me more, those who want this not knowing better, or not caring.

You see, Bob can be helped by taking money from Sue and John, but as everyone is focused on Bob and how wonderful he's doing after ripping off Sue and John, the question of how well the company is doing that would have otherwise benefited from purchases made by Sue and John is never asked.

Meanwhile on the political front, politicians are basking in success poured on by the atta-boy media. Those politicians who know that this is a sham, and, don't like it; well they will be run out of office on a rail, or otherwise maligned if they dare speak up and resist such myopic sentiment. I'd say that that speaks more about the people than the politicians and media.

But perhaps the largest sham is that it is being endorsed and carried out by those who are supposed to be the compassionate ones among us toward the poor. This bill will hurt the poor by reducing the availability of less expensive used cars, while doing nothing to stop the hoax known as man made global warming. I'd say that the real winners in this clunker is the clunker government, big automotive, and those who are wealthy enough to purchase a new car with the help of John and Sue. The losers? Well that would be the rest of us.

As Christians we should have true compassion for the poor and not sell them out in the name of delusions such as the idea that man can raise and lower sea levels and planetary temperatures. As Christians we should be fair and not ask people, poor or not, to pay for things so they can be destroyed on the basis of such a delusion. We should educate ourselves, both rich and poor, in His Word so that we will be able ot recognize folly for folly.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

On Blue Dogs

The idea of a Blue Dog is a misnomer. There is no such thing as a blue dog, and there is no such thing as a conservative liberal. So how does the whole blue dog thing work anyway?

First, power is not ultimately derived from petitions and protests, but from winning elections. Second, to win elections the candidate must tell the people what they want to hear. So if you're a liberal running in a conservative district, you have to pretend to be a conservative. Once in office, that's where the real circus begins, for you must still act and look like something you're not.

So here's the drill. The votes on a particular bill are counted before they're cast. If there are enough to pass the liberal socialist bill by a decent margin, the party leadership goes to those who live in conservative districts, otherwise known as the Blue Dog Coalition, and gives them the number of votes that can be thrown away and still allow passage of the liberal legislation. These throw away votes are then wheeled and dealed like used cars in Cuba between Blue Dogs, because they know that come election day, the more they are able to hide their liberalism the better their chances of fending off real conservatives. Hence the only way to know where your politician really stands is to watch how he votes when every single vote counts. This is when the blue in your Blue Dog will light up like a Las Vegas Casino.