Saturday, October 03, 2009

Obama needs to get a grip

President Obama flew to Copenhagen to make a last minute appeal in person on behalf of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics.

Chicago was eliminated on the first ballot. Rio ultimately won it.

Now this might, might ultimately be a good thing. Ultimately the decision about where the Olympics will be held doesn't matter much. But with any luck, this will serve as a "teaching moment" for our President.

Maybe, if we are fortunate, President Obama will discover the limits of his golden voice, and recognize that going out to the world on his knees begging for mercy and forgiveness on behalf of America just doesn't accomplish anything constructive.

Maybe, if we are very fortunate, President Obama will absorb this lesson before he starts negotiating with the Iranians.

UPDATE: This will, however, serve as a teaching moment in other ways. Charles Krauthammer called it, about a month ago:

But what has occurred -- irreversibly -- is this: He's become ordinary. The spell is broken. The charismatic conjurer of 2008 has shed his magic. He's regressed to the mean, tellingly expressed in poll numbers hovering at 50 percent.

For a man who only recently bred a cult, ordinariness is a great burden, and for his acolytes, a crushing disappointment. Obama has become a politician like others. And like other flailing presidents, he will try to salvage a cherished reform -- and his own standing -- with yet another prime-time speech.

But for the first time since election night in Grant Park, he will appear in the most unfamiliar of guises -- mere mortal, a treacherous transformation to which a man of Obama's supreme self-regard may never adapt.

There have been many Americans who were never caught up in Obama's reality distortion field. The number still held by it has been declining. But this fiasco, this utter embarassment, should complete the job of puncturing Obama's balloon and letting out all the air.

From now on, President Obama is now ordinary. Or even worse: he's being revealed as an incompetent bumbler. It's pretty much not going to be possible any longer for any self-respecting journalist to be obsequious.

And maybe, if we're lucky, he himself will realize that he has to change, and will get a grip.

"Top Ten Things About Letterman's Trysts With Staffers":

10. Learned everything he knows about interns from Bill Clinton.
9. Was jealous of A-Rod, if you know what I mean.
8. Well on the way to becoming the next ex-governor of New York.
7. Makes Mark Sanford look like a rank amateur.
6. Because he’s a liberal, endorsement from NOW was never in jeopardy.
5. Didn’t care about the book, but wanted the movie rights to ‘The Scarlet Letterman.’
4. Is so glad he didn’t have a ‘morals’ clause in his contract.
3. Has great story for his support group, ‘Philanderer’s Anonymous.’
2. If he had to do it over again, he’d collect cars like Jay Leno.
1. Gives company name “Worldwide Pants” a whole new meaning.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Bestseller and it isn't even out yet

Are you Narrow Minded??

Narrow Minded Christians

Real Christianity is very politically incorrect because when it comes to the issue of truth, it is utterly intolerant. Someone told me that they don’t like Christianity. They feel it is too “narrow minded”. They believe that there are many paths to God and that everyone can have their own truth. But lets put that theory to the test shall we?

Can 1+1 = 3? No? It seems that the calculator is very narrow-minded by insisting that 1+1 can only equal 2. But is it exclusive because it hates all the other numbers and only likes the number 2? My friend, it is exclusive because truth, by its very nature, is narrow in scope while falsities are vast. If I ask, “what does 1+1 equal, there are an infinite number of wrong answers, but only one right one.

Matthew 7 says, “13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. 14 How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.”

There are an infinite number of wrong paths and someone is walking on every one...this is why the way to destruction is so wide. But there is only one path of truth. It is narrow and constricted because it is precise. If Jesus were trying to build a large following and a thriving religion, it would naturally have been much smarter to make it all-inclusive. But Jesus wasn’t an entrepreneur seeking to build the biggest religious enterprise. He was “the way, the truth and the life”. His words were not a strategic marketing pitch…they were simply true.

Christ is the door…there is no other. The Gospel is not exclusive because God is cruel or discriminatory. It is exclusive simply because it is truth…and the truth will set you free.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Phony Global Warming continues to lose support

George Will had a great column in the Washington Post. WAPO. Liberal WAPO.

He accurately reports that skeptics of Global Warming are beginning to win the day. That evidence keeps building that this is all a great scare tactic designed to take control of your life thru such phony schemes such as cap and trade or tax.

This is good news, but needs to be shared. For me the money quote from his article is:
what makes skeptics skeptical is the accumulating evidence that theories predicting catastrophe from man-made climate change are impervious to evidence. The theories are unfalsifiable, at least in the “short run.” And the “short run” is defined as however many decades must pass until the evidence begins to fit the hypotheses.

What Heaven will look like. From Bogata Columbia. HAVING CHURCH!

Thursday, October 01, 2009



September 30, 2009, 4:00 a.m.

The Metamorphosis

In which our liberal author awakens one morning from uneasy dreams . . .

By David Kahane

I have a nightmare.

Conjecture - I have a nightmare that sometime before the 2010 elections, the scales will fall from your eyes and you will see us as we really are.

Conviction - I have a nightmare that you will read C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters and realize that it is not fiction.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that you will read Plunkitt of Tammany Hall and get firsthand instruction in how we steal elections.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that you will read Machiavelli’s The Prince and realize that we got there way ahead of you.

Fact - I have a nightmare that you will read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and recognize us in the figure of Ellsworth Toohey — the “friend” who is in fact your mortal enemy.

Fact - I have a nightmare that you will read Dickens’s Bleak House and see us in the character of Mrs. Jellyby, the “telescopic philanthropist,” who lets her own family go to hell while she frets over the fate of an African tribe.

Fact - I have a nightmare that you will re-watch Saving Private Ryan and realize that Corporal Upham, the liberal stickler for process played by Jeremy Davies, saves the German prisoner’s life only to get most of his platoon killed, including Tom Hanks. And then commits the very war crime he tried to stop.

Fact - I have a nightmare that while you’re enjoying the scatological dialogue and ultra-violence of Pulp Fiction, you’ll realize that Vincent Vega, the unbeliever, dies unredeemed in Butch Coolidge’s bathroom, while Jules, who accepts the reality of miracles, grants absolution to Pumpkin and Honey Bunny and is thus saved.

Fact - I have a nightmare that you will go back and watch any B-movie made between 1933 and 1963, like Gun Crazy, and see an America that was not afraid of inanimate objects like firearms, and instead blamed the man for the crime.

Fact - I have a nightmare that some of you are old enough to recall a time when the law was an honorable profession, the Constitution was not so deconstructed that, essentially, all that is left of it is the Commerce Clause, and your doctor charged a fee for service and made house calls.

Conjecture - I have a nightmare that when you think of the late Ted Kennedy, resting peacefully at Arlington Cemetery, all you will be able to see is Mary Jo Kopechne, gasping for air in the Oldsmobile while the senator returned to his hotel room and went to sleep.

Fact - I have a nightmare that you will remember that Sirhan Sirhan was a Palestinian who hated Bobby Kennedy because of his support of Israel.

Fact - I have a nightmare that you’ll realize that, far from being a right-wing nut, Lee Harvey Oswald was a self-proclaimed Marxist who defected to the Soviet Union, came home with a Russian wife, agitated on behalf of Castro’s Cuba, tried to re-defect to Russia, returned to Dallas, brought his rifle to work, and killed JFK with a classic marksman’s shot group: miss, hit, kill.

Fact - I have a nightmare that you’ll remember that, in the week leading up to the murders of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, there was no right-wing “climate of hate” in San Francisco as Nancy Pelosi, aka Maerose Prizzi, would have you believe. Instead, the city was riveted by the murders of Congressman Leo Ryan and journalists Don Harris, Bob Brown, and Greg Robinson at the Port Kaituma airstrip on Nov. 18, 1978. This was followed by the “revolutionary suicides” of hundreds of Jim Jones’s radical-leftist Peoples Temple followers, most of them African American. One of the suicide notes read, “I, Marceline Jones, leave all bank accounts in my name to the Communist Party of the USSR.”

Fact - I have a nightmare that people will eventually realize that Dan White, who shot Moscone and Milk not over gay rights but over Moscone’s refusal to give him back his seat on the Board of Supervisors, was a Democrat.

Fact - I have a nightmare that one day Dianne Feinstein, a good and decent woman who not only was there but owes her entire national political career to the tragic events of Nov. 27, 1978, will straighten out Maerose Prizzi, as well as the rest of the country.

Fact - I have a nightmare that eventually you will recall that, just a few years after the events depicted in Milk, the newly liberated gay community in San Francisco was decimated by AIDS.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that one day you will recognize the destructive philosophic effect on the American way of life of the “Institute for Social Research,” aka the Frankfurt School of radical neo-Marxists — Adorno, Horkheimer, Fromm, Habermas, Marcuse et al. — who, fleeing Hitler, arrived in America in 1934 and promptly affiliated with Columbia University, where they injected their notions of “critical theory” and “scientific Marxism” into the body of American academe.

Conjecture and Fact - I have a nightmare that one day, perhaps during another Great Awakening, the Supreme Court will overturn Murray v. Curlett, which outlawed school prayer in a lawsuit brought by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the founder of American Atheists. In 1995, O’Hair was murdered along with her son and granddaughter by another American atheist, who chain-sawed their bodies into bits.

Conjecture and Fact - I have a nightmare that one day the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, thus returning abortion to the states — although, alas, we will never get those 40 million dead souls to pay into the Social Security system.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that I will still be alive when the Mother of All Ponzi Schemes finally beggars the nation, and the heroic, eco-friendly childless couples starve to death as they realize they forgot to manufacture their old-age meal tickets.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that you will finally understand what the Manchurian Candidate, “mmm mmm mmm / Barack Hussein Obama,” meant by “fundamental change.”

Conviction - I have a nightmare that one day Bill O’Reilly will wake up and realize that he’s letting a valuable television franchise descend into idiotic “culture warrior” and “body language” segments, and that he needs to stop hawking his books and Factor gear and remember to dance with what brung him — before the audience abandons him in favor of Glenn Beck.

Fact - I have a nightmare that we liberals won’t be able to stop Andrew Breitbart or any of the other maquis now shooting at us from every tree and from behind every rock, turning our own tactics against us, mocking us and rendering us frustrated and impotent.

Conjecture - I have a nightmare that W. will go on national television, rue his not naming a viable successor, castigate McCain for his disgraceful accommodationist campaign, and apologize for not fully executing the Bush Doctrine when he had the chance.

Fact - I have a nightmare that, one day soon, the New York Times will collapse into irrelevance, along with Time, Newsweek, and The New Yorker, and no one will be there to set the TV networks’ agendas, forcing you to once more think for yourself.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that you will pick up a copy of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and actually read it, boring and poorly written as it is.

Conjecture - I have a nightmare that you will organize and rally to take back your country from the frauds, poseurs, hollow men, gangsters, communists, atheists, perverts, Daley Machine hacks, ballerinas, and Jake Lingles who have parlayed a desire for Change, a touching but absurd reliance on Hope, and a huge dollop of racial guilt into something this country has never seen before.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that you will come to understand the truth of Goya’s axiom that “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.”

Opinion - I have a nightmare that Sarah Palin will get the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

Opinion - I have a nightmare that she will win, scattering us like so many scuttling Gregor Samsas.

I have nightmare that . . .

Opinion - Nah. Never happen. You’re too stupid.

— Like Jack Valenti during the reign of LBJ, David Kahane sleeps each night a little better, a little more confidently because His Serene Highness, Barack Hussein Obama, is his president. Don’t even think about disagreeing with him, or with any of the sentiments expressed above, at, or by becoming his friend on Facebook, or by reading his Rules for Radical Conservatives, out from Ballantine Books next summer.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A little more Zappa - Peaches En Regalia

Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia

Obama Apologist Rats are Leaving the Ship

I remember about the time of the election of BHO that my main complaint was not that he was a bad man, but that people who voted for him were duped by personality and had "Hired" a guy without any credentials or experience.

Time is always a friend on these things. After his embarrassing and dangerous speech last week at the UN the rat apologists for Obama are leaving the ship. He has lost it with them.

Just in time. Time to stop the runaway train. NOW, just maybe, common sense will emerge.

Gore Vidal considers him naive and inexperienced
. Where have I heard that before? Oh, that's right. FROM ME. No-resume-Obama, I said. Vidal was asked: How’s Obama doing? “Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time. But he’s inexperienced. He has a total inability to understand military matters"

His fellow President of a country, Sarkozy of France says he is Naive or worse duplicitous. And off the record has said he is very egotistical. Hubris magnifica. This reporter says that in conversation Sarkozy said: Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical

I don't think this is a good way for the world to see our president.

I know Bush was worse according to many. But Bush is gone. Now we have the amateur hour at the white house. This is not a good time to have a beginner at the wheel of the ship of state.

I respect him as President and Honor Him. But, he isn't taking my calls. SO,would those of you who have a direct line to the White House, would you please give him a message from me and the rest of the world..... GROW UP SIR. Stop campaigning. You won, now do the job they hired you for.

The world needs a leader, not some speechmaker who can't see forests or trees. Tell the truth, take off your partisan hat, don't you wish he had a clue? I do.


Music from my Past....Still moves me

You remember this Steven?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How to Make Conservatives Less Angry

I thought this was REALLY FUNNY and TRUE…. Read the whole thing at the link.

Making Conservatives Less Angry

Advice to liberals about how to calm down those dangerous, racist, angry, fire-breathing right-wingers.

by Frank J. Fleming

Conservatives are very angry these days. I haven’t seen conservatives this angry since the last time a Democrat was president. So the anger is probably because the president is black. While that might not seem so bad, conservative anger could lead to something disastrous: their mobilizing to vote against Democrats.

If that occurs, what happens to the Democrats’ dream of spending lots of money on seemingly random things? One day the American people will become enlightened enough to surrender democracy to their betters, who would give them such rewards as free (FREE!) health care, but until then conservative anger has to be dealt with. If not, crazy people like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will force absolutely anyone who happens to be an avowed Communist out of public office.

READ THE WHOLE THING…It will make you smile or wince depending.

How to spot a doctrine of Devils

I frequently post things that Reinhard Bonnke writes. He says things I believe and says it better than I ever could have. Today he really nails it. There are lots of arguments in the Church of Jesus that are useless hot air. The color of Vestments. Organ or Guitar. Robes or Hawaiian shirts. End time theology arguments. The fact is, any Doctrine that a church has and argues about is a waste of time if it doesn't include the power of God delivered to people. As a corollary, the devil hates truth that manifests the power of God. It really ticks him off. So he's against them. Tongues, Healing, Faith for Finances and all kinds of supernatural power of God issues. Here's Reinhard:

Any doctrine that doesn’t lend itself as conductor of the power of God is a waste of time

Is revival a chance to have a rest from the Great Commission? God doing all the soul saving? Is our evangelism a work of the flesh? Is the proper way of soul-saving to wait for God to enter the field Himself, conquering everyone by sovereign grace, exercising independent omnipotence. Is revival the time when we sit down and watch God at work? Faith for that is faith for what God never promised. He said “Go…and preach the Gospel!” Faith is not just waiting for God to move. Faith is to move for God.
Any doctrine or philosophy that doesn’t lend itself as conductor of the power of God is a waste of time. What difference would it make if some of our theological problems were solved? Would the right answers ever increase the degree of Divine energy? Our mission is power, not routine. Our role is that of power people, laying the power lines into powerless lives. Winning arguments? I love to win souls. Please let’s do it together. Agreed? Love to hear from you. Greetings from Curitiba/Brazil. REINHARD BONNKE

Monday, September 28, 2009

Why a cure for cancer will never be found

I have been in communication with a friend trying to bring an efficacious cure to market. There are forces, evil forces, seeking to stop any possible progress.

Or at least progress that will not cost much money or yield any for government or big pharmacy.

I'm not a nut. This is for real.

Change of Seasons

This is not about weather although weather is part of the equation. I am like a squirrel packing away nuts, boarding things up, getting ready.

We didn't have a very hot summer, but yesterday it got up to almost 80. It was glorious. Now, it's 59 degrees and that may be the high for the day. What summer we had is not really over. Oh, we might have an "Indian" day or two, but it's fall and I smell snow.

A front blew thru last night. dramatic change.

And now we are waiting for our first snow.

Life is like that.

But Earl always said, if winter's coming, spring is on the way. Yeaaaa Spring.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What's Going On and On and On and.....

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Has Doonsbury Fallen off the Obama Bandwagon?

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Church Clique - cross post

When I was in high school I belonged to a group of kids, male and female. We did everything together. We dated each other. We were a Clique.

I remember those days well and those kids I hung out with. If you were in, you were in, if you were out, you were talked about and looked down on as not as good as US.

Becoming part of that Clique was tough. Very tough. And if you left we really talked about you then. We thought we were better than the others. Superior. Exclusive.

We had a meeting place, just inside the east door of the high school. We would stand and do the cliquey things that we just knew made us who we were. WE were the IN Crowd.

We weren't really all that friendly to those who wanted to come in. OH, on the surface we were, we could be nice, but you weren't included.

I got a picture of that Clique and the Church this morning. The Church of Jesus is often just like High School: We have assembled ourselves into cliques. And we act just like those 16 year old kids I hung out with. We do all the same things.

I won't rehearse it, but you know it's true. Read how we were.....and see if it's true.

What is worse is we make it harder and harder to join. We use liturgy, form, secret chants and talk about how it used to be (implied, before the other clique members got here). We long for the good old days when only those few were among us. And how it used to be.

Sometimes we even purposely impose forms of cliquedom to keep people at a distance. Membership is a clique idea. If I fellowship with you, if I partake in sacraments with you, if I serve with you, if I minister with you, if I love you and am faithful to you even in giving, then I am a member. No Jet's or Shark's Clique ritual makes me less or more.

How much UNLIKE the Church Jesus loves is a clique.

If I could go back to those days I would tell those kids to cut it out. NOW, prophetically, I am telling the church, quit acting like a clique. The rest of the world sees you for what you are when you do.

This morning, at least for me, IT STOPS!