Saturday, January 02, 2010
It was cold all spring. Cold all summer. Cold last winter and now. It's cold everywhere.
Maybe this is that ocean heat conveyor stopping. Maybe it's the sun cooling off. Or maybe it's just a global cooling. Last time we had a global cool off there was a mile of ice over the city of Chicago.
I'm hoping it won't happen again.
It's cold in India, people are dying.
It's cold in Great Britain people are dying.
It's cold in Europe, People are dying.
It's snowing in southern USA.
Oranges are freezing in Florida.
It snowed in Australia and it's supposed to be summer there.
People are dying of the cold in Chicago.
The cold snap is global......what are we going to do?
The Pope says we should be worried... Let's just be sure we worry about the right things.
Friday, January 01, 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I recently saw a movie about World War Two where Hitler is killed in a theater. Casually I checked out other's reactions to the movie. Believe it or not many commenters on this fiction were questioning if or whether or not it actually happened as shown in the movie. Somehow fiction and reality have become confused.
These delusions are intentional. They have been part of a strategy for a long time.
Josef Stalin said: " Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party. The writer is the engineer of the human soul".So it's not an accident. This is a plan. And our current government is right in line. They control much and they didn't take it from us, we gave it to them. The lies are everywhere. It hammers us every day.
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”—Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.”—Karl Marx
Television of course is full of falsehoods. But the characters on those programs become believable and therefore people decide that it's all real. Look at the propaganda surrounding the Global Warming lies. What did Al Gore use? Movies and Television. And people buy it.
Many of the formerly "harmless" movies have chiseled away at truth. Remember the movies Dan Brown has authored? Harmless right? Not so much. Chip Chip Chip.
The atheist agenda and the discredit efforts of the big lie has tried and in many cases succeeded in casting enough doubt that without a genuine experience people are unable to receive the truth because of the lie that they have accepted. They have been put in chains.
Even among people who have been raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord, the capacity to believe half truth and myth on the Internet has become rampant. The church is full of conspiracy used only to confuse and distract the believer from the main things.
The outright BIG LIE has become manifest because people are unwilling to face it down. Lies about the world. Lies about Islam. Lies about our government.
Some of this is the result of lowest common denominator education in the public schools. Discernment and understanding are no longer taught. Yet everybody graduates with a 4.0. It's all fiction. Even the grade.
The myth is that we can take this back easily. IT won't be easy. We all have been duped. This isn't about politics. It's about the blind leading the blind both into a ditch.
The world is too much with and in us to help us see thru the smokescreen it presents. How do we separate lies from truth? We don't.
Look at some discussions on the Internet or talk radio or TV. The discussions are driven by parroted lies and myths. Left and right. They are equally guilty.
There is a dimension to this that is doubly dangerous. The most duped lied to among them seem to think they are "In the Know". They are the most duped of all. They have been badly educated in good science so bad science suffices. They are badly educated in good economic theory so bad economic systems are accepted. They are poorly informed as to the consequences of bad political decisions so we end up with the mess we have today. They worst of all have a poor historical perspective from dumbed down history education so they have no framework to consider the future in light of the past.
To them the past is what has happened since Elvis died.
In fact the biggest manifestation of this syndrome are people who don't watch the news, who's current events feeds come from Jon Stewart and Stephan Colbert. Sure you know them. They are 20-40 something people who think they are in because some joker has told them so.
They are dupes of the worst kind.
Will we get back from here? Probably not as long as the status quo isn't challenged by the ones who still have a voice.
The schools aren't going to do it. Few movies will. Look at Avatar. A beautiful anti American propaganda film. Look at most of Television. Nope. The Internet? Some. Talk Radio? Some. Newspapers? WHAT, who reads anymore? Churches? The ones that have no fear...which is few any more.
So where are the cultural defenders for this generation of lost souls?
I believe we can find them, but it must start with US.
If we don't take a stand, we will have been duped ourselves.
President Obama’s favorite word is “unprecedented,” as Carol Lee of Politico pointed out. Yet he often seems mired in the past as well, letting his hallmark legislation get loaded up with old-school bribes and pork; surrounding himself with Clintonites; continuing the Bushies’ penchant for secrecy and expansive executive privilege; doubling down in Afghanistan while acting as though he’s getting out; and failing to capitalize on snazzy new technology while agencies thumb through printouts and continue their old turf battles.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here are the top ten dumbest things he has done:
2009 was the worst year for American foreign policy since the Carter administration.
1. Surrendering to Russia over missile defence.
2. Appeasing the mullahs of Iran.
3. Ending the war on terror.
4. Announcing a surge while declaring an exit.
5. Apologizing to France for America’s “arrogance.”
6. Giving DVDs to the British Prime Minister.
7. Siding with Marxists in Honduras.
8. Bowing to emperors and kings.
9. Embracing genocidal killers in Sudan.
10. Throwing Churchill out of the White House.
It’s been a long year.
You don't hear much about Bolivia except from Chavez as he pokes at America and Americans. Why. They are significant only for their insignificance. They can't pose a true threat. They have no economic power. They are only an island of nothing.
That's not arrogance. It's truth. Peanut galleries is where the peanuts sit that make a habit of poking at the USA with criticism and egotistical faux geocentrism.
Guess what. The opinions of Chavez and the other America bashers from countries outside the USA are just noise. Irrelevant. Not understanding. Amateur hour stuff.
If there were real solutions they would quickly find a place in decision making that could matter.
So, I say to Chavez and his ilk....your voice is not heard nor does it matter. We must be ready militarily to do what must be done at a moment because some of the critics of the USA are armed and if they chose would be the recipients of a very short war on their ground.
I hope that like Castro, Chavez will learn this truth. If he ever became rambunctious his country would resemble a landfill. The USA is never going to abide a genuine threat on it's virtual border to exist. Not Venezuela, not Mexico and didn't in Cuba. Won't.
Sovereignty is a very hard thing to break once you achieve it. Just ask China. They really don't care what Great Britain thinks or thought when they executed a man found with drugs today. Brutal? I guess. BUT, they are now where the USA is.
A live dog being kicked at by a lot of fleas.
If you are a leader you will have conflict sooner or later. How you manage conflict will determine how good of a leader you will be. Jesus handled conflict in many different ways. Sometimes he confronted the issue head-on, other times He ignored the accusation and went on His way. Sometimes He chose to wash the feet of those who attacked Him.
Dr. Martin Luther King, father of the United States civil rights movement modeled conflict management in the following way:
"On Christmas Day, 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a sermon at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It was based on this passage and the sermon title was, 'Loving Your Enemy.' Through the course of his sermon, Dr. King suggested three ways by which we can do just that.
Today, be proactive about forgiving those who have been the source of pain in your life.
First, we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. Such forgiveness doesn't mean that we ignore the wrong committed against us. Rather it means that we will no longer allow the wrong to be a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness, according to King, 'is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning.'
Second, we must recognize that the wrong we've suffered doesn't entirely represent the other person's identity. We need to acknowledge that our opponent, like each one of us, possesses both bad and good qualities. We must choose to find the good and focus on it.
Third, we must not seek to defeat or humiliate our opponent, but to win his or her friendship and understanding. Such an attitude flows not from ourselves, but from God as his unconditional love works through us.
As followers of Christ who seek to lead as He led, we must remember that the more freely we forgive, the more clearly we reveal the nature of our Heavenly Father."*
Sunday, December 27, 2009
How much rage? I find myself thinking that the thing I want most from the 2010 elections is for his party to get absolutely clobbered, even if that means a repeat of 1994. And that what I most want from 2012 is for him to be utterly humiliated, even if that means President Palin at the helm. That much rage.
Did this clown really say on national television that "I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of you know, fat cat bankers on Wall Street"?!?!
Really, Barack? So, like, my question is: Then why the hell did you help out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street?!?! Why the hell did you surround yourself with nothing but Robert Rubin proteges in all the key economic positions in your government? Why did you allow them to open a Washington branch of Goldman Sachs in the West Wing? Why have your policies been tailored to helping Wall Street bankers, rather than the other 300 million of us, who just happen to be suffering badly right now?
Are you freakin' kidding me??? What's up with the passive president routine, anyhow, Fool? You hold the most powerful position in the world. Or maybe Rahm forgot to mention that to you. Or maybe the fat cat bankers don't actually let do that whole decision-making thing often enough that it would actually matter...
But, really, are you going to spend the next three interminable years perfecting your whiney victim persona? I don't really think I could bear that. Hearing you complain about how rough it all is, when you have vastly more power than any of us to fix it? Please. Not that.
Al Franken is one such. He's a total dope. A mean spirited lefty. Seems to be a trait I see again and again.
I don't like him much. Not that he cares. He's deluded even when he said -
I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!
I don't think many people like him at all. He's certainly not good or smart. So even that was a fraud just like the election Acorn bought for him.
As Congress wraps up its final business for the year, there are at least a dozen detrimental policies included in the omnibus spending bill recently signed into law by the President. Taken as a whole, these policies devalue human life, weaken civil society, and undermine the family. Unfortunately, these provisions have largely gone unnoticed by the general public.
The Dirty Dozen
The Fiscal Year 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by Congress includes a slew of offensive items:
1. Elimination of abstinence education. Despite polling showing the vast majority of parents want their children to be taught that abstinence is best, the omnibus defunds the abstinence-based education program. In its place Congress creates another condom-based sex education program.
2. Spreading the wealth. The omnibus bill, as well as the other appropriation measures that have passed this year, represent a fulfillment of President Obama’s promise to “spread the wealth.” His 2010 budget reflects a 30 percent increase over President Bush’s last year in office on means-tested welfare programs such as housing, food stamps, and health care. Unfortunately, these programs do little or nothing to help recipients move off of the welfare rolls and into jobs where they can achieve independence and provide for their families.
3. Needle exchange. Tucked into the health portion of the bill is an allowance of federal taxpayer funds to be used for needle exchange programs whereby drug addicts can get new needles for turning in used needles. Ostensibly to prevent the spread of infection, these programs settle for “harm reduction” rather than overcoming drug addiction. The provision does allow local health agencies and local law enforcement to “opt-out.”
4. Planned Parenthood funding. Despite the country’s towering deficit, the omnibus bill boosts Title X family planning funding by $10 million to $315.5 million. The largest recipient of Title X funds is Planned Parenthood.
5. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Despite its stated mission to “ensure that every pregnancy is wanted,” the UNFPA would receive $5 million more from U.S. taxpayers to, among other things, support China’s mandatory one-child policy, under which millions of wanted pregnancies have been ended.
6. International family planning. Shortly after his inauguration, President Obama rescinded the “Mexico City policy,” which banned funding to organizations that promote and/or perform abortion overseas. The omnibus bills would give these groups an additional $103 million.
7. Limiting free speech. The omnibus bill drops a ban on federal funds being used to enforce or implement the “Fairness Doctrine.” This policy would have the effect of shutting down conservative talk radio programs.
The section of the bill that funds the District of Columbia includes these disturbing provisions:
8. Ending the D.C. Scholarship Program. For five years, thousands of D.C. families have been able to send their children to safe and effective private schools. But the omnibus bill allows no new entrants into the program–despite a 2009 Department of Education report showing a statistically significant increase in reading scores for scholarship students.
9. Public funding of abortion. The bill lifts a ban on D.C. using local funds to promote and fund abortions for District residents.
10. Taxpayer-financed domestic partner benefits. The bill lifts a longstanding ban on the use of federal taxpayer funds to pay for health care benefits for domestic partners of D.C. employees. Federal funds would also now be used for domestic partnership registration.
11. Legalized medical marijuana. The bill gives D.C. the ability to use local funds to start and implement a medical marijuana program. This comes at a time when, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles is attempting to reel in its program. Medical marijuana dispensaries have become one of the fastest-growing industries in the city, with some 1,000 dispensaries cropping up since 2004.
12. Needle exchange for drug abusers. A decade-long ban is lifted in the bill to allow D.C. to use local funds to run a needle exchange program for drug addicts. Unfortunately, a provision keeping these programs from within 1,000 feet of any school, day care, or youth center was stripped out in the final bill.
Unwelcome Christmas Gifts
The Christmas season is a time when Americans celebrate life, family, and community. Unfortunately, the 12 unwelcome Christmas gifts in the omnibus bill, signed into law by President Obama last week, undermine these pillars of American civil society.