Saturday, January 10, 2009

When you confront they resort to Ridicule - The mark of a FOOL

I have some experience in dealing with people who are unwilling to consider the possibility that they could have error in their life.

I did so for John Shore. What I have received is ridicule. I didn't ridicule him.
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest (Proverbs 29:9).

I made public certain concerns about what he writes. I don't know the man, my only experience is by his Fruits.
By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matt 7:16
You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart. Matthew 12:34
John Shore is in need of correction. I only have the word of God to do so. He's not going to take it. He's foolish.
Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God's approval. Timothy 3:16

Do not talk directly to a fool, because he will despise the wisdom of your words. Proverb 23:9

The Book of Proverbs is true:

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction (1:7).
  • Because they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the Lord. They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, And be satiated with their own devices. For the waywardness of the naive shall kill them, And the complacency of fools shall destroy them (1:29-32).
  • He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you, Reprove a wise man, and he will love you (9:7-8).
  • Even what the fool believes to be true may be only his worthless opinion. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly (15:2).
  • He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves wicked man gets insults for himself. Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you (9:7-8).
Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease (Proverbs 22:10).
I don't have the authority to do this, but it should be done. I just did. Do I expect change?

Nope. See Proverbs above.

But if I don't make the effort I am being disobedient.

Suiting Up

I was buying clothes. Big and tall shop. I'm not so much tall as, well, you know.

The sales guy asked me a question. "Do you have a good suit". I have suits. Good? I don't know. Old. Most of them are well used. I would like a nice suit but it has to look good on me.

I watch ESPN and the guys on Fox Sports, Howie and Terry and such. They look great. Those suits are expensive. Three grand a hit. I know that.

But they are big guys and not all of them are tall. Yet they look like a million bucks. Particularly the black guys. They wear these amazing suits and ties that are so beautiful. It helps to have dark even black skin to offset the bright patterns and colors. I am pretty pink pale. So, I need to think it over.

None the less, the time when the suit guy can make me look like one of those guys from halftime on ESPN I'm in. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Till then I'll wear my shopworn sports jackets and slacks. Terry and Howie, I'd be about your size. You can't wear the same suit all day now can you. Mr Gene would appreciate a handout.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Why the Left FEARS Sarah Palin

I just had Jack Cafferty of CNN on in the background. He is all verklempt regarding Sarah Palin and a recent interview she gave that is out on video. You can see the whole thing HERE.

The interviewer who is making a film called, "How Barack Obama won the Presidency" had this comment:

What’s particularly valuable about my perspective is that I am not Charlie Gibson, Matt Lauer or Greta Van Susteren (who I understand now gets her mail delivered to the Palin home) — the conductors of the three most prominent interviews done in this Wasilla home on a frozen lake at the end of a drive with the sign “Palins” posted on a tree. I am virtually unknown nationally and there was absolutely no reason for anything to be done differently as “show” for us. We saw the genuine Sarah Palin and it is patently obvious this is the only one who exists.

She is the real deal.

A person from England who worked with and FOR Margaret Thatcher says this about Sarah:

I know Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher is a friend of mine. And as a matter of fact, Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin have a great deal in common.

They are far from identical; they rose in different political systems requiring different skills. As a parliamentarian, Mrs. Thatcher needed forensic and debating skills which her training in Oxford politics and as a tax lawyer gave her. Mrs. Palin is a good speaker, but she needs to hone her debating tactics if she is to match those of the Iron Lady.

On the other hand, Mrs. Palin rose in state politics to jobs requiring executive ability. Her successful conduct of the negotiations with Canada, Canadian provinces and American states over the Alaska pipeline was a larger executive task than anything handled by Mrs. Thatcher until she entered the Cabinet and, arguably, until she became prime minister.
Ann Coulter asks the question, "Is Sarah the next Reagan?"
“Absolutely,” Coulter said. “They’re not going to give up on the attacks. They see that Republicans have gold in Sarah Palin.

“If I were Sarah Palin’s adviser I would strongly advise her to not run in 2012. She’s very young.”

Instead, Palin should spend the next 8 or 12 years reading the Federalist Papers and other important political works, Coulter said.

“Raise your children so none of them turn out like Ron Reagan Junior, and be a good governor, and then I think she could be another Ronald Reagan…

I think the fear and loathing on the part of the left has most to do with Sarah's potential and focused moral compass.

No one ever kicks a dead dog. Sarah is being kicked, again and again. She is very much alive. She strikes real fear in the hearts of liberals all around the world.

Just Put that House on your Credit Card

If you don't mind where you live, you can buy a house for a thousand bucks or so.
CNN Story.

The real estate market is so awful that buyers are now scooping up homes for as little as $1,000.

There are 18 listings in Flint, Mich., for under $3,000, according to There are 22 in Indianapolis, 46 in Cleveland and a whopping 709 in Detroit. All of these communities have been hit hard by foreclosures, and most of these homes are being sold by the lenders that repossessed them.

"Foreclosures have turned banks into property management companies," said Heather Fernandez, a spokeswoman for, the real estate Web site. "And it's often cheaper for them to give these homes away rather than try to get market value for them."

In Detroit for instance, Century 21 Villa owner Randy Eissa has a three-bedroom, one-bath bungalow of about 1,000 square feet listed at just $500. It's a nice place with lots of light, but it needs a total rehabilitation inside, which Eissa estimates will cost between $15,000 and $20,000. But that's not bad, considering that the home last sold for $72,000 in late 2007, according to

Take a look at the picture of the house that sold for 72 grand that just sold for 500 bucks. I might have that much in my billfold.

Now, unless you think this is just in Cleveland and Detroit, this is in North Dakota. In Ashley a house that was valued from the builder at $130,000 just sold for ten grand.

I suspect there are a lot of thousand dollar houses for sale in small towns all across NODAK.

What housing crisis???

The CRA was supposed to create affordable housing.

Mission accomplished.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Barack and Spidey

For Real.

In the next Spiderman comic, superhero Barck Hussein Obama will appear and overcome evil.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Joe Stalin would Love what is Coming to Geneva IL

There is a traveling exhibit. Americans who tell the truth is left wing propaganda and needs to be identified as such. It's absolute thrash.

It's coming to Geneva

Alan Deshowitz called it right
when this drivel came out first.

In the guise of a “heartfelt book” that “grew out of soul-searching after 9/11,” Shetterly, has written a deceptive homage to radicals of the hard left. He glorifies such “great Americans” as Noam Chomsky, Emma Goldman, Howard Zinn, Amy Goodman and Ralph Nader. The irony, of course, is that some of these hard-left radicals have provided justifications for precisely the kind of violence that occurred on 9/11.

Emma “the Red” Goldman, for example, helped her lover, Alexander Berkman, plot the assassination of Henry Clay Finch, an anti-labor industrialist. She refused to condemn “the anarchist who resorts to” violence, and she railed against America as a land of oppression. Noam Chomsky has defended Pol Pot and the genocidal Khmer Rouge, as well Holocaust denier revisionists. He has argued that the United States has taken the place of Nazi Germany in the world today, and he has characterized 9/11 as payback time for America.

I reviewed this book carefully and would advise people to stay away from exposing your children and other people to this attack on America. I am ashamed that this is coming to our area. I would expect better.

Coldest 17 Days of the Year

According to meteorological types at least. Today January 7,is the beginning of the coldest period of the year. It gets over on the 23rd. 17 days of the deepest darkest winter.

Seems like January in General is pretty cool.

Darn old Global Warming and that Algores. When does that warming thingy kick in?

I'm Not Sure this is a good thing.... If we tracked Wal Mart spread

I'm not saying Wal Mart is a Cancer, It just acts that way...Take a look.

Maybe it has more to do with the Simon and Garfunkle Song, Sounds of Silence.

"Silence Like a Cancer Grows"

"Fool" said I "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words like silent rain-drops fell
And echo-ed in the wells of silence

I am trying to reach out to communicate with you before the silence between you and me grows to such a large proportion that it kills all relationship between you and me, but my efforts are falling on deaf ears.

And the people bow and prayed
to the neon God they made

neon gods: commercialism. Neon signs: sign hanging outside stores, bars, motels etc... People are succumbing to materialism and ignoring the spiritual side of life.

And the sign flash out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the signs said "The words of the prophets are written the subway walls and tenement halls"

All this took place and no one said anything.... Silence like a Cancer and it grew.

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? A question by J. Lee Grady, editor of Charisma.

The church today faces a serious leadership crisis. The only way to solve it is to embrace three forgotten virtues.

The people of Israel faced a leadership crisis during their sojourn in the wilderness. From morning until evening, dozens of people would line up outside Moses’ tent to ask him to resolve a dispute. When his father-in-law, Jethro, saw the crowds outside his door, he pulled Moses aside and gave him wise advice that ended up being recorded in Scripture.

Jethro warned his son-in-law that he would burn out if he continued to govern the nation by himself. He told Moses: “You shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens” (Ex. 18:21, NASB).

In the middle of the Sinai desert Jethro taught the first management seminar. But his counsel was not just about the principle of delegation; he was also stressing the importance of godly character in leaders. In fact, he makes it clear that people who lack character should be excluded from leadership positions.

Jethro could have identified other qualities as prerequisites for leadership. He could have mentioned charisma, sex appeal, preaching ability, musical talent, intellect, organizational skills, business know-how, wealth, pedigree or high ratings in political polls. But none of those are God’s requirements. Jethro mentioned three qualities that we desperately need in the church as well as in mainstream culture.

1. Leaders who fear God. A person who fears God lives in a continual attitude of reverence—whether he is alone or in front of a crowd. He is aware that God is watching his actions and weighing his words. Because this person cares more about pleasing God than people, he takes God’s moral standards seriously—and he depends on the Holy Spirit to help him make right choices.

You don’t have to look far to see that the American church has fallen short when it comes to the fear of God. In 2008 one popular charismatic preacher led a series of revival meetings and then ran off with another woman after four months. Another popular minister from Atlanta assaulted his wife in a parking lot and was arrested; after his divorce he cavalierly announced that he wanted a new wife who was “sensual.” Another preacher in Baltimore fathered a child with a mistress and then bragged from the pulpit that he was “still the man” even though he had committed adultery. And one preacher in Florida carried on an affair with a stripper and then divorced his wife when she found out about it.

If we apply the Jethro principle, every one of these men should be out of the ministry today. The sad truth is they are all still preaching—and they have large crowds following them.

A person who fears God is never flippant about morality. Because he keeps his conscience clean he is immediately convicted if he makes an unkind remark, entertains a lustful thought or sets a bad example. He’s also aware that if he doesn’t quickly repent when he grieves the Holy Spirit, his conscience could become callous. So he regularly examines his motives, conversations, appetites and relationships to make sure he’s not veering off-course.

God, give us leaders who fear You!

2. Leaders who tell the truth. In 2008 we heard the tragic story of Australian worship leader Mike Guglielmucci, author of the popular worship anthem “Healer.” He told audiences that he wrote the song after he had been diagnosed with cancer. He even performed on stage with an oxygen tank while telling his fans that he was in intense pain from his treatments. But he admitted last summer that he made up the whole story to mask a pornography addiction. Today Guglielmucci faces a possible criminal sentence for fraud because he used the bogus story to raise money.

We live in a dishonest culture. The current financial crisis was triggered, in part, by people who lied when they applied for home loans. Bank executives have admitted that mortgages were even granted to people who worked service jobs and yet claimed six-figure salaries. When people who lied about their incomes couldn’t pay their mortgages, they defaulted on their loans and the system imploded. The greedy financial sharks who sold those loans lied too. Now taxpayers are paying for the ensuing meltdown.

Our moral system will suffer a similar collapse if we don’t return to truth. The church should set the standard for integrity—and that includes honest accounting practices, full financial disclosure and an end to the “evangelastic” stretching of the truth that is so common in our ranks. If we realized that heaven keeps a record of “every careless word” we speak (see Matt. 12:36), we would stop exaggerating our ministry reports.

God give us leaders who tell the truth!

3. Leaders who hate dishonest gain. Most of us breathed a collective sigh of disgust last month when we heard about Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s outlandish bribery scandal. After being arrested for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat, the embattled Illinois politician dug in his heels and insisted on appointing state Attorney General Roland Burris to the vacant spot. Blagojevich turned the evening news in December into a three-ring circus.

You know it’s bad when the governor of a populous state gets caught telling people that he wants a wad of money in exchange for a political appointment. It shows how deep moral corruption has infected our system. What’s worse is that this corruption is mirrored in many of our churches.

Greed has actually been morphed into a virtue in some charismatic circles, where pastors take hourlong offerings and guest speakers require limousines and five-figure honorariums to maintain their celebrity lifestyles. It’s especially bad on some Christian TV channels, where spiritual extortionists sell medieval-style indulgences disguised as “Day of Atonement offerings” and use other ridiculous ploys to rob Christians.

God give us leaders who hate dishonest gain!

It’s time for a leadership reformation. God requires us to drive the greedy moneychangers out of His house. True spiritual revival will not come to the American church until we take Jethro’s counsel seriously, remove corrupt leaders from their positions and replace them with those who match the biblical standard.


Tuesday, January 06, 2009



24. Yellow Pages This year will be pivotal for the global Yellow Pages industry. Much like newspapers, print Yellow Pages will continue to bleed dollars to their various digital counterparts, from Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs), to local search engines and combination search/listing services like Reach Local and Yodle Factors like an acceleration of the print 'fade rate' and the looming recession will contribute to the onslaught. One research firm predicts the falloff in usage of newspapers and print Yellow Pages could even reach 10% this year -- much higher than the 2%-3% fade rate seen in past years.

23. Classified Ads The Internet has made so many things obsolete that newspaper classified ads might sound like just another trivial item on a long list. But this is one of those harbingers of the future that could signal the end of civilization as we know it. The argument is that if newspaper classifieds are replaced by free online listings at sites like and Google Base, then newspapers are not far behind them.

22. Movie Rental Stores While Netflix is looking up at the moment, Blockbuster keeps closing store locations by the hundreds. It still has about 6,000 left across the world, but those keep dwindling and the stock is down considerably in 2008, especially since the company gave up a quest of Circuit City . Movie Gallery, which owned the Hollywood Video brand, closed up shop earlier this year. Countless small video chains and mom-and-po p stores have given up th e ghost already.

21. Dial-up Internet Access Dial-up connections have fallen from 40% in 2001 to 10% in 2008. The combination of an infrastructure to accommodate affordable high speed Internet connections and the disappearing home phone have all but pounded the final nail in the coffin of dial-up Internet access.

20. Phone Landlines According to a survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, at the end of 2007, nearly one in six homes was cell-only and, of those homes that had landlines, one in eight only received calls on their cells.

19. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs Maryland 's icon, the blue crab, has been fading away in Chesapeake Bay . Last year Maryland saw the lowest harvest (22 million pounds) since 1945. Just four decades ago the bay produced 96 million pounds. The population is down 70% since 1990, when they first did a formal count. There are only about 120 million crabs in the bay and they think they need 200 million for a sustainable population. Overfishing, pollution, invasive species and global warming get the blame.

18. VCRs For the better part of three decades, the VCR was a best-seller and staple in every American household until being completely decimated by the DVD, and now the Digital Video Recorder (DVR). In fact, the only remnants of the VHS age at your local Wal-Mart or Radio Shack are blank VHS tapes these days. Pre-recorded VHS tapes are largely gone and VHS decks are practically nowhere to be found. They served us so well.

17. Ash Trees In the late 1990s, a pretty, iridescent green species of beetle, now known as the emerald ash borer, hitched a ride to North America with ash wood products imported from eastern Asia . In less than a decade, i ts larvae have killed millions of trees in the Midwest, and continue to spread. They've killed more than 30 million ash trees in southeastern Michigan alone, with tens of millions more lost in Ohio and Indiana . More than 7.5 billion ash trees are currently at risk.

16. Ham Radio Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often worldwide) wireless communications with each other and are able to support their communities with emergency and disaster communications if necessary, while increasing their personal knowledge of electronics and radio theory. However, proliferation of the Internet and its popularity among youth has caused the decline of amateur radio. In the past five years alone, the number of people holding active ham radio licenses has dropped by 50,000, even though Morse Code is no longer a requirement.

15. The Swimming Hole Thanks to our litigious society, swimming holes are becoming a thing of the past. '20/20' reports that swimming hole owners, like Robert Every in High Falls, N.Y., are shutting them down out of worry that if someone gets hurt they'll sue. And that's exactly what happened in Seattle . The city of Bellingham was sued by Katie Hofstetter who was paralyzed in a fall at a popular swimming hole in Whatcom Falls Park . As injuries occur and lawsuits follow, expect more swimming holes to post 'Keep out!' signs.

14. Answering Machines The increasing disappearance of answering machines is directly tied to No 20 our list -- the decline of landlines. According to USA Today, the number of homes that only use cell phones jumped 159% between 2004 and 2007. It has been particularly bad in New York ; since 2000, landline usage has dropped 55%. It's logical that as cell phones rise, many of them replacing traditional landlines, that there will be fewer answering machines.

13 . Cameras That Use Film It doesn't require a statistician to prove the rapid disappearance of the film camera in America . Just look to companies like Nikon, the professional's choice for quality camera equipment. In 2006, it announced that it would stop making film cameras, pointing to the shrinking market -- only 3% of its sales in 2005, compared to 75% of sales from digital cameras and equipment.

12. Incandescent Bulbs Before a few years ago, the standard 60-watt (or, yikes, 100-watt) bulb was the mainstay of every U.S. home. With the green movement and all-things-sustainable-energy crowd, the Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFL) is largely replacing the older, Edison-era incandescent bulb. The EPA reports that 2007 sales for Energy Star CFLs nearly doubled from 2006, and these sales accounted for approximately 20 percent of the U.S. light bulb market. And according to USA Toda y, a new energy bill plans to phase out incandescent bulbs in the next four to 12 years.

11. Stand-Alone Bowling Alleys BowlingBalls.US claims there are still 60 million Americans who bowl at least once a year, but many are not bowling in stand-alone bowling alleys. Today most new bowling alleys are part of facilities for all types or recreation including laser tag, go-karts, bumper cars, video game arcades, climbing walls and glow miniature golf. Bowling lanes also have been added to many non-traditional venues such as adult communities, hotels and resorts, and gambling casinos.

10. The Milkman According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 1950, over half of the milk delivered was to the home in quart bottles, by 1963, it was about a third and by 2001, it represented only 0 .4% percent. Nowadays most milk is sold th rough supermarkets in gallon jugs. The steady decline in home-delivered milk is blamed, of course, on the rise of the supermarket, better home refrigeration and longer-lasting milk. Although some milkmen still make the rounds in pockets of the U.S. , they are certainly a dying breed.

9 Hand-Written Letters In 2006, the Radicati Group estimated that, worldwide, 183 billion e-mails were sent each day. Two million each second. By November of 2007, an estimated 3.3 billion Earthlings owned cell phones, and 80% of the world's population had access to cell phone coverage. In 2004, half-a-trillion text messages were sent, and the number has no doubt increased exponentially since then. So where amongst this gorge of gabble is there room for the elegant, polite hand-written letter?

8. Wild Horses ; It is estimated that 100 years ago, as many as two million horses were roaming free within the United States . In 2001, National Geographic News estimated that the wild horse population had decreased to about 50,000 head. Currently, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory board states that there are 32,000 free roaming horses in ten Western states, with half of them residing in Nevada . The Bureau of Land Management is seeking to reduce the total number of free range horses to 27,000, possibly by selective euthanasia.

7. Personal Checks According to an American Bankers Assoc. report, a net 23% of consumers plan to decrease their use of checks over the next two years, while a net 14% plan to increase their use of PIN debit. Bill payment remains the last stronghold of paper-based pa yments -- for the time being. Checks continue to be the most commonly used bill payment method, with 71% of c onsumers paying at least one recurring bill per month by writing a check. However, on a bill-by-bill basis, checks account for only 49% of consumers' recurring bill payments (down from 72% in 2001 and 60% in 2003).

6. Drive-in Theaters During the peak in 1958, there were more than 4,000 drive-in theaters in this country, but in 2007 only 405 drive-ins were still operating. Exactly zero new drive-ins have been built since 2005. Only one reopened in 2005 and five reopened in 2006, so there isn't much of a movement toward reviving the closed ones.

5 Mumps & Measles Despite what's been in the news lately, the measles and mumps actually, truly are disappearing from the United States . In 1964, 212,000 cases of mumps were reported in the U.S. By 1983, this figure had dropped to 3,000, thanks to a vigorous vaccination program. Prior to the introduction of the measles vaccine, approximately half a million cases of measles were reported in the U.S. annually, resulting in 450 deaths. In 2005, only 66 cases were recorded.

4. Honey Bees Perhaps nothing on our list of disappearing America is so dire; plummeting so enormously; and so necessary to the survival of our food supply as the honey bee. Very scary. 'Colony Collapse Disorder,' or CCD, has spread throughout the U.S and Europe over the past few years, wiping out 50% to 90% of the c olonies of many beekeepers -- and along with it, their livelihood.

3. News Magazines and TV News While the TV evening newscasts haven't gone anywhere over the last several decades, their audiences have. In 1984, in a story about the diminishing returns of the evening news, the New York Times reported that all three network evening-news programs combined had only 40.9 million viewers. Fast forward to 2008, and what they have today is half that.

2. Analog TV According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 85% of homes in the U.S. get their television programming through cable or satellite providers. For the remaining 15% -- or 13 million individuals -- who are using rabbit ears or a large outdoor antenna to get their local stations, change is in the air. If you are one of these people you'l l need to get a new TV or a converter box in order to get the new stations which will only be broadcast in digital.

1. The Family Farm Since the 1930s, the number of family farms has been declining rapidly. According to the USDA, 5.3 million farms dotted the nation in 1950, but this number had declined to 2.1 million by the 2003 farm census (data from the 2007 census hasn't yet been published). Ninety-one percent of the U.S.farms are small family farms.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Dumb Things that Happened Under Bush

Joe Farah is pretty angry with President Bush. He says so in this article. I don’t agree with him much. But, I have a bone or two to pick with things that have happened under the GWB administration. Here’s a list of dumb things that Happened While Bush was President:

  • Tax Credits to promote Hybrid Vehicles
  • Ethanol Support
  • Money spent on Fuel Cell Research
  • Increased Militancy of the Homosexual Agenda
  • Gay Marriage
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Tax Credits to Promote Wind Power
  • The Energy Bill with Big Tax Breaks for Oil Companies
  • Bailouts of all kinds… ALL OF THEM
  • Stimulus Package of Stupidity in FEB
  • Agricultural Pork Continued
  • Nearly nationwide Smoking Ban – victory of the anti smoking Nazis
  • Pelosi and Read, the down the hill Jack and Jill twins, because we couldn’t hold the Congress in 2009. How could these two idiots be where they are except for...
  • Funding of all kinds of education at the federal level
  • Support of the ownership of Houses by people who couldn’t afford them.. CRA
  • The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) - Remove your shoes for Jesus
  • FEMA and it’s demonstration of incompetence of the government (as if we needed any demonstration of government’s ineptitude)
  • Homeland Security and the intrusion of Big Brother Cameras everywhere
  • A 10 trillion dollar deficit from spending like tomorrow would never come. It did.
  • Sarbanes Oxley
  • Mark to Market accounting
  • Any Discussion that recognized the Religion of Global Warming as valid at any level.

I know that darn few of these things are actual Bush policies but policies promoted during his watch by liberals.

Now they are steering the ship. Sanity is lost. 20 trillion will be the deficit after 8 years of Obama just before he ascends up to heaven.

Now to be fair, I give Bush credit. He held the line and did good things in areas like:

  • The war on terror, taking it to them.
  • Life issues.. Abortion…Stem Cell Research
  • And a few other things.

I will miss him for those.

But our country is clearly out of kilter and most of it is due to idiot Liberals who pushed an anti American Agenda on a President who couldn't handle the ball like Walter Payton.

I've had days like this

An elderly gent was invited to his old friends' home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy addressed his wife with endearing terms -- calling her Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. The couple had been married almost 70 years, and they were still very clearly in love.

While the wife was off in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his buddy, "I think it's wonderful that, after all the years you've been married, you still call your wife those loving pet names."

The old man hung his head. "I have to tell you the truth, he said. "I forgot her name about ten years ago.

Jesus and Moses

A burglar breaks into a house. He starts shining his light around looking for valuables. Some nice things catch his eye, as he reaches for them, he hears, "Jesus is watching you." Startled, the burglar looks for the speaker. Seeing no one, he keeps putting things in his bag, again, he hears, "Jesus is watching you." This time, he sees a parrot. "Who are you?" the burglar asks."Moses," the bird replied."Who the heck would name a bird Moses?" the man laughed."I dunno," Moses answered," I guess the same kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus."

Sarah Palin from a Pentecostal Viewpoint

Just so people understand, My support for Sarah Palin roots in her worldview. She sees things as I do.

For that reason alone, I can trust her to govern now or in the future according to wisdom.

This article which lays out her faith is fundamental to her appeal to me and million of others like me.

Read the whole thing.

Lou Engle sees Abortion and his Commission as Wilberforce saw his

Lou Engle is a man I admire for his singularity of purpose and mission.

He has written a piece you need to read if you care about the sin of abortion in our land.

It is here.

This will make you GASP --- It did me

Balance from Germany

A trend that I need to stop

There is an interesting statistic on this blog

You can find it by scrolling down the left hand side.

In 2004, the year I started this stupid hobby, I posted 4 posts. It was late December.

In 2005 -- 331

In 2006 -- 400

In 2007 -- 821

In 2008 -- 1115
That doesn't include the number of posts I posted on my new Prophetic Blog..

Add to the 1115 the 150 I posted there and the total is over 1250 posts for 2008.

I grant you some of these are cut and pastes. Some are just my musings on life. Some are cartoons or photos of interest, or videos.

But, how much drivel can one man generate.

Let's see, if I took 5 minutes on average to generate ONE post that equals 104 hours.

There are 2040 working hours in a year.

5% of 2040 is 102. Do the math.

So, 5% of my working time is spent blogging. Course some is weekends, nights, and holidays.

So maybe less.

Too much....

Or, I could be assembling ships in a bottle.


I'll blog. For me. I just can't let it get out of hand....

Wait, there I did it again.

With NO apologies from Al Gore

One of the contributors to Huffington Post is asking Al Gore to apologize to lying to the American Public.

I have been not just critical but ridiculing of the drive to stave off man made disaster in global warming. No disaster. Not Man made. Nothing to stave off.

This contributor has written a pretty good article dismembering Gore tree limb from tree limb.

I have to say this, with my warming to Obama, with his common sense approach to so many things, and now progressives are showing some gonads regarding previously institutional stupidity, I have hope. And I am changing.

Now about that gay rights thingy.....Can't we agree to no special rights...just rights??

And Pelosi and Reid... How about a few good resignations to clear the palate...

That would be better.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

How Gullible are YOU?

I'm not that Gullible it appears. I took this test. So should you. If you did you might not be a liberal any more. That's a joke man. In all honesty, I think people that get suckered into things like the Bernie Madoff scam are just gullible. Time to grow up. My results:

Nobody can get one past you!

If somebody is looking for a sucker, they better look elsewhere. It's highly unlikely you'll buy into anyone's B.S. You're a skeptic at heart. As a child, you probably learned at an early age that the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus were just figments of someone's wild imagination. It's your general rule that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. With this mentality, you never get played for a fool or taken advantage of. Remember, sometimes it doesn't hurt to have an open mind. While it's OK to take things with a grain of salt, you never really know when somebody might be telling the truth. If it doesn't cost you anything, what's the harm in having a little bit of faith?

How you scored against others

58.49% 'Nobody can get one past you!'

40.63% 'You may be too gullible for your own good.'

0.88% 'You're a bonafide sucker.'

I keep thinking, if 58% of Americans aren't very gullible, why did Barack win??

Steve Scott on the fallacy of the American Church Model

Steve has reached into 1 Corinthians for insight on the Church and how we do it wrong.

I think he is on the money when he says:
It is simply amazing how many members are involved in the church meeting that Paul describes. This passage is quite different from the standard American tradition of church where a very select few (or even one!) actually do anything that affects all the others. For Paul, the goal is edification. With the American model of church, it's amazing to me to that our system hasn't fallen completely apart with so few involved in edifying one another every week. In many cases it has fallen apart, as the number of church closures and people who leave their churches testifies.
Read the whole thing, It's really good....