Saturday, December 25, 2010

Proof Positive: Saturday Linkaround

Proof Positive: Saturday Linkaround

This is a bunch of links you may appreciate since you have so much time on your hands.

Anti-Christian Group Attacks Ark Encounter

Anti-Christian Group Attacks Ark Encounter

Photo credit: Answers in Genesis

Fox News is reporting on the ongoing war on Christian freedom of religious expression perpetrated by “Reverend” Barry Lynn’s Americans United for Separation of Church and State organization.

The planned construction of Ark Encounter, a creationist theme park in Kentucky that could be eligible for millions of dollars in tax incentives, has come under fire from critics who say it would rupture the wall of separation between church and state.

Anti-Christians like Lynn couldn’t wait to howl about the Ark Encounter project as soon as it was announced. Answers in Genesis, the nonprofit ministry that will partner with Ark Encounter in funding the construction of the attraction, issued this statement in the wake of misinformation and incomplete information provided by the “mainstream” media:

We'll just all take a mark and buy and sell that way, yeah, that's the ticket

By getting rid of cash, nations around the world might be able to significantly reduce organized crime and political terrorism since those activities are heavily reliant on easy accessibility to dollars, euros, pounds sterling, yen and other paper currencies.

Even compared to the manifest swindles and perversions of the past 20 years, we haven't seen anything like Fox News
But actually creationist believers still has high number
A new Gallup poll shows a slightly higher rate of acceptance of evolution.
9 hours ago · · · Share
When 71 senators to voted to ratify New START it was a huge victory for Obama and the Democrats. The vote would normally have been a victory for Republicans. The original START—which stands for Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty—was one of Ronald Reagan’s signature achievements. Ultimately signed by Ge
The plan of the American Progressives, led by President Obama, to plunge the United States into economic chaos in order for their being able to ‘rebuild’ it from ‘the bottom up’ appears to be nearing success as new warnings have been issued stating that they are just months away from financial

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tea Partiers and the Spirit of Giving

Charitable gifts are a cheerful protest vote against the growing state.

When it comes to voluntarily spreading their own wealth around, a distinct "charity gap" opens up between Americans who are for and against government income leveling. Your intuition might tell you that people who favor government redistribution care most about the less fortunate and would give more to charity. Initially, this was my own assumption. But the data tell a different story.

The most recent year that a large, nonpartisan survey asked people about both redistributive beliefs and charitable giving was 1996. That year, the General Social Survey (GSS) found that those who were against higher levels of government redistribution privately gave four times as much money, on average, as people who were in favor of redistribution. This is not all church-related giving; they also gave about 3.5 times as much to nonreligious causes. Anti-redistributionists gave more even after correcting for differences in income, age, religion and education.

Of course, there are other ways to give than with money. Here again the results may be different from what you might expect. The GSS in 2002 showed that those who said the government was "spending too much money on welfare" were more likely to donate blood than those who said the government was "spending too little money on welfare." The anti-redistributionists were also more likely to give someone directions on the street, return change mistakenly handed them by a cashier, and give food (or money) to a homeless person.

So what does all this tell us? Contrary to the liberal stereotype of the hard-hearted right-winger, opposition to income-leveling is not evidence that one does not care about others. Quite the contrary. The millions of Americans who believe in limited government give disproportionately to others. This is in addition to—not instead of—their defense of our free-enterprise system, which gives the most people the most opportunities to earn their own success.

Read the whole thing

Of Course that dope Paul Krugman doesn't get this and writes that the Right is a bunch of Scrooges.

HA. Of course I shouldn't be surprised. He is wrong nearly all the time about almost everything.

Read and weep Mr Nobel prize winner....

Why we are broke

The new tax law is full of stupid spending.

The massive new tax bill signed into law by President Barack Obama is filled with all kinds of holiday stocking stuffers for businesses: tax breaks for producing TV shows, grants for putting up windmills, rum subsidies for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

There is even a tax break for people who buy race horses.

Millions of homeowners, however, might feel like they got a lump of coal. Homeowners who don't itemize their deductions will lose a tax break for paying local property taxes.

Read the whole thing but take a blood pressure pill first.

Storms, water, Southern California: In a region that imports water, much goes to waste -

Storms, water, Southern California: In a region that imports water, much goes to waste -

This frustrates the heck out of me. Farmers are going bust so LA can have water. Yet every year tons of water lands on southern CA. They just shunt it off to the ocean. The ocean doesn't need it. They could keep this on the land, but don't.

I don't want to hear about water shortages in Southern CA again.

Read the whole article.

Change the landscape of southern CA today!

Stop wasting water!

I'm guessing they learned this form of "Greeting" from the Westboro Baptist Thugs

Union Visits Private Home To Intimidate: Local Media Calls It Caroling. “Are you kidding me? A caravan of 80 people to sing insults and, according to eyewitnesses, shouting ‘F*CK YOU’ at various houses right before Christmas? This isn’t ‘caroling,’ this is intimidation.”

Have pro-lifers do the same thing at Planned Parenthood folks’ homes, and see how they cover that. Just remember, the political pitchfork is turning, people are paying attention, the media don’t control the narrative any more, and all this stuff is precedent . . . .

Here's the story as it is told by the local TV station. Pretty mellow. They get a lot of $$ from the union.

THUGS, that's what they are. If this is union, I'm anti union!

When I woke very early there was a light on the snow. Moon? It was bright enough to see shadow. Moonshadow?
It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold

I remember that night. Astronauts circling the moon. Reading Genesis to the whole world that was watching. We were in the living room at home in Ellendale. It was moving. That same year MLK and Bobby Kennedy had been shot. Our money came off the Gold standard and drifted toward what it is today. 1968 was a pivotal year. Not for good. But this was good.

Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the Moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts; Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders did a live television broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they sh

Peace on Earth to men of Good Will. Iraq is coming to life. Is becoming a stable state. Jesus - come to Iraq? Iraq sent Magi long ago, now come. A sound stable Iraq with economic capacity to do good will be a redemptive sign and wonder in an area that needs such a sign.

Be who you are and you will find those who will hate you. It's OK. Jesus was hated and said we will be too. Good Company to be in. Merry Christmas.

It is not our goal as Christians to avoid being hated. In fact, Christ’s words in the Bible make it clear that our being hated is quite inevitable. We live in a world where people act as if any truth has to pass through their acceptability filters in order for them to acknowledge it as truth. They...

The snow lay on the ground
The stars shone bright
When Christ our Lord was born
On Christmas night.
Venite adoremus Dominum
Venite adoremus Dominum.

Great song, but there was no snow. It was September. Cool night, but no snow. BUT TODAY, in St Charles, the snow lays on the ground. And it's snowing now.

Feliz Navidad

Every Christmas Baby Jesus is born in a child's heart. A song. A verse. A poem. Not Rocking around, Santa Baby, Here comes, Jingle bell. But Jesus incarnate on the earth, God and Man. Tabernacled among us. A seed of faith planted, grows. Until a vision of the cross - redemption from EVERY SIN, EVERY PAIN, EVERY DISAPPOINTMENT washed away by perfect blood. Salvation comes. It IS a very Merry Christmas indeed.

Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light
And usher in the morning
O shepherds, shrink not with afright
But hear the angel's warning.
This Child, now weak in infancy
Our confidence and joy shall be
The power of Satan breaking
Our peace eternal making.

I really LOVE the old carols. Of course, I'm really old.

Lo how a rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As men of old have sung
It came, a flow'ret bright
...Amid the cold of winter
When half spent was the night.

There were roses in ancient Israel at the time. Contemporary with the day of his birth. Rosa sancta, Rosa damask. You can still find these varieties. In the Mediterranean climate often a rose blooms thru the snow.

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star.

...O star of wonder, star of light
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect light.

The Kings most likely visited Jesus in Nazareth. Some think that Mary and Joseph stayed in Bethlehem. He would have had relatives there. And fled to Egypt from there. One thing for sure...they were led to the Perfect Light of all the world.

You can keep an eye on the big guy as he steers his sleigh. Now if we can just keep that Gun out of Sarah's hand's long enough for Rudolf to finish his job.

Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey!

Break out the Egg Nog It's OK

In a newly released Christmas guide, atheists recount stories of traditional Christmas celebrations despite secular leaders’ belief that non-believers should steer clear of the Dec. 25th holiday.

Tree lit, Check. Fireplace video on the TV. Check. Candles buring piny. Check. James Last at St Patrick's in Ireland on the CD. Check. Fully wired with 4 cups of strong coffee. Check. Alles in ordnung. Bring Christmas on.

Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory?

The "purple problem," low wages, values and independent voter preferences: Republicans may be losing middle America after all - Part 2 in Ryan Streeter's 3-part series

Where Unions Are, Americans Aren't

Where Unions Are, Americans Aren't

The American people have been voting with their feet, the Census Bureau announced on Tuesday, leaving states with heavy union influence and choosing to live in "right-to-work" states with higher job growth where they cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.

But the National Labor Relations Board, now dominated by Obama appointees, is deaf to the preferences of voting Americans. It wants to do everything in its administrative power to tilt the playing field towards unionization-even if it means higher unemployment and lost jobs.

As a result of geographic shifts in population uncovered by the 2010 Census, nine congressional seats will move to right-to-work states from forced unionization states. Some winners are Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and South Carolina, while losers include New York, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and New Jersey. Over the past 25 years job growth in right-to-work states has been over twice as high as in unionized states.

EPA sets schedule to limit pollution from power plants, oil refineries -

EPA sets schedule to limit pollution from power plants, oil refineries -

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a timetable Thursday to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from two major sources of the pollution scientists link to global warming: power plants and oil refineries.

The announcement was the latest step in an ambitious effort to begin taking action on climate change, and it is certain to draw fire from congressional Republicans and industry leaders who have promised to halt the agency's efforts.

The new move toward far-reaching emissions rules comes as environmentalists had begun to worry that the Obama administration was easing its push in order to avoid confrontations with major industries in advance of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Unlike regulations coming out Jan. 2 that address pollution only from new facilities or expansions, the schedule announced Thursday would eventually compel industry to reduce emissions across the board, including at older sites. Power plants and oil refineries account for almost 40% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sarah Palin was Right

She said that Lisa Murkowski would be worse than the democrat. Certainly Castle of Deleware would have been.

At least we can just defeat these people.

No more Mr Nice Guy or Girl.

Lead On Sarah

Right Wing News Top 15 Posts based on Links

From Right Wing News

15) NY Times and Wash Post Say CBO Numbers Don't Pass Smell Test

14) Archeologists Find Revised Version of Constitution In DC Cave: The Dead Potomac River Scrolls
13) Hey Taxpayers, Get Ready To Pay For the Union Pension Failure Tsunami

12) SEIU Exec VP: "White Workers Are So F***ing Rabidly Racist"

11)New Climategate Shocker: Even the CRU Thought the Climate Change Hockey Stick Was Flawed

10) Pelosi Tries to "Walk Back" Her Call to Investigate the Mosque Protesters

9) Illinois League of Women Voters Big Shot Who Bashed Pledge of Allegiance, Is Former ACORN

8) When Chris Matthews Had a "Man Crush" on Glenn Beck: MUST WATCH VIDEO

7) Helen Thomas Says Jews Should Get the Hell Out of Palestine and Back To Germany-MUST SEE VIDEO

6) Valerie Jarrett: Americans are Idiots, Obama Too Intelligent For Words

5) How The Coming Union Pension Plan Collapse is Affecting White House Decisions

4) Bob Beckel Threatens Blogger Pamela Geller During FBN Appearance

3) The Numbers Reflect Voters Hate The President's Budget

2) National Security Adviser Jones: Jews Are Greedy Merchants

1) Reuters Brings Fauxtography to the Gaza Flotilla

Islam wishes us all an EVIL CHRISTMAS

This is being posted up in Britain by Muslims who hope to demean Christmas. Aren't they wonderful folks? Click on the picture and it will be large enough to read.


This guy hates everything and everybody

I was searching the Internet for information about famous Evangelists and pastors who are Masons. It led me to a strange little website. This guy hates everybody. EVERYBODY. I have no idea who's theology he endorses if any. I don't think Jesus would have gotten by this guy's scrutiny.

Anyway, if you are a Lutheran, he really hates you.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What federal intervention gets you. First Faith Based organizations can't preach. Now this. Don't EVER take all comes with strings.

Federal Reserve examiners claimed that Christian symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations

Why IS there public "education" at all. It doesn't work. Hasn't for years. Let's stop? PLEASE?

Nearly half the senior class is not on track to graduate, more than 100 students are taking courses they’ve already passed and the campus is growing increasingly unsafe.

I love these announcement videos. They make me smile and yet I wanna go!

Interesting look at how the world of the future looked to those in 1900.

The Ladies Home Journal from December 1900, which contained a fascinating article by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years.

Good News

Four in 10 Americans, slightly fewer today than in years past, believe that God created humans as is about 10,000 years ago. A similar number (38%) believe God guided the development of humans from less advanced life forms over millions of years

IS there anything redemptive about ISLAM? I can't seem to figure it out

Afshan Azad, the 22-year-old British actress who portrayed Padma Patil, a classmate of Harry Potter in the blockbuster Hollywood films, was reportedly beaten, called a ‘whore’ and threatened with death by members of her own family after dating a young, non-Muslim man. According to the UK’s Daily Ma...

This is ominous

The FCC said it secured enough votes to pass controversial new rules of the road for Internet traffic, a move likely to lead to more legal challenges and continued uncertainty about Internet regulation.

Ten Inches of Rain. I HOPE that the state of CA and in particular LA has retained all this rain on the land in reservoirs rather than shunting it off into the ocean. I hear how short on water CA is. I'm sure they have infrastructure in place to capture and retain EVERY DROP. IF not, WHY?

Southern California can expect a couple more days of the type of rains that have inundated the region and brought snowfall to higher elevations, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

This is from George Mason University. No conservative think tank. But if you are an amateur economist as I am (I have shelves full of books on economics, does that qualify?) you will find the PDF linked in this report gripping even if you only look at the charts. The day of reckoning is coming. Everything else is whistling past the graveyard.

There is broad consensus among citizens, elected representatives, and federal administrators that the United States government is on a fiscally unsustainable path. Since 2000 federal outlays have exceeded federal revenues in each fiscal year creating deficits, and deficits are projected for the fore

I wonder who the personalities and editors at CBS and 60 Minutes supported in the last elections? Would they have supported Brady over Quinn? Republicans over Democrat? They are ready to condemn the results but not the ones causing the problem. Democrat/liberal crazy spending politicians. Corruption in Illinois has a face. Why bother with this indictment? It's over.

The states have been getting by on billions of dollars in federal stimulus funds, but the day of reckoning is at hand. The debt crisis is already making Wall Street nervous, and some believe that it could derail the recovery, cost a million public employees their jobs and require another big bailout

Just to make sure you get this whole man caused, made, influenced global warming malarkey right, I thought he would want to see this pretty interesting non human explanation for the climate change. AlGore was a fool. He invested in something a book I am reading right now (an OLD book 1841) called Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. I commend it.

The sun went spotless yesterday, the first time in quite awhile. It seems like a good time to present this analysis from my friend David Archibald. For those not familiar with the Dalton Minimum, here’s some background info from Wiki:

I'm confused. I think there may be something due here, BUT, why now, with lame ducks? The Dems have had the power to do this for two years and did not. This has laid dormant, not acted on. WHY NOW? WHY WITH THIS CONGRESS? Ditto for Start?

A group of 9/11 first responders joined lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday to urge the Senate passage of a health care bill meant to provide free medical treatment to those suffering from the health effects of working in ground-zero conditions following the 2001 attacks.

This is essential reading if you want to grasp what just happened and what it means. It's a power grab driven by people who have bad intentions for the USA.

In The Wall Street Journal, John Fund writes that the campaign to regulate the Internet

Manchester KY, was a hopeless city UNTIL: May 2,
2004, when 63 churches and 3,500 people united together as community
catalysts to march against drugs. Like troops advancing upon a city,
these civic pilgrims for progress joined together under the direction of
church leaders who publicly repented before GOD for their l...ack of civic
involvement. Suddenly, a pulse could be felt; hope had been
resuscitated. Many fe

Not only are students now being drug tested in school, Bible elective courses are also being offered in high school. Meanwhile, Clay County was chosen as having the model-reading program for children in the state in 2008, significant for a region traditionally plagued with high illiteracy rates.

    • Manchester KY, a hopeless city UNTIL: May 2, 2004, when 63 churches and 3,500 people united together as community catalysts to march against drugs. Like troops advancing upon a city, these civic pilgrims for progress joined together under ...the direction of church leaders who publicly repented before GOD for their lack of civic involvement. Suddenly, a pulse could be felt; hope had been resuscitated. Many felt this climactic prayer event helped break the vice-like grip of drug addiction that had tormented daily life. This could happen in Chicago if we have unity. Do we have the courage to confess our disunity?

Also know as the Soviet Security Treaty

Republicans senators expressed outrage Tuesday as President Obama secured enough votes for Senate ratification of a major arms control treaty with Russia.

I want to help the helpless but not help the foolish. Sometimes difficulty from Bad Choices is God's way of restoring those who are on a wrong path. I must NOT get in the way of what God is doing. See the Parable of the Prodigal for more. Should anyone have helped the boy in the pigpen? What about those who are intent on being stupid around us? Wisdom is a spiritual gift. Let's use it.

A Merry Christmas Wish from Herman Cain - This is worth reading

by Gene Redlin on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 7:59am

By Herman Cain

He was not born into a royal family, but He left a royal impression on the world.

For 30 years, He learned the ways of the world without becoming of the world. He then changed the world for the better.

He led without a mandate. He taught without a script. His common sense parables filled people with promise and compassion, His words forever inspiring.

He never condemned what others believed – just sin, evil and corruption.

He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed the hungry without food stamps. And everywhere He went, it turned into a rally, attracting large crowds, and giving them hope, encouragement and inspiration.

For three years He was unemployed, and never collected an unemployment check. Nevertheless, he completed all the work He needed to get done. He didn’t travel by private jet. He walked and sailed, and sometimes traveled on a donkey.

But they made Him walk when He was arrested and taken to jail, and no, He was not read any Miranda Rights. He was arrested for just being who He was and doing nothing wrong. And when they tried Him in court, He never said a mumbling word.

He didn’t have a lawyer, nor did He care about who judged Him.

His judge was a higher power.

The liberal court found Him guilty of false offenses and sentenced Him to death, all because He changed the hearts and minds of men with an army of 12.

His death reset the clock of time.

Never before and not since has there ever been such a perfect one.

For over 2,000 years the world has tried hard to erase the memory of Him, and His principles of compassion, caring and common sense.

His followers are now millions and millions the world over, as those who resent Him have intensified their attacks on who He was and what His followers believe.

The attacks are disguised as political correctness, or a misunderstanding of the First Amendment to the Constitution. Separation of Church and State does not mean Separation of Church from State. The State cannot impose Church on the people, but the people can display and say as much Church in the public square as they desire.

Our Founders recognized that distinction, which helped to inspire the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the founding of this nation – The United States of America!

That’s why I proudly wish one and all a very Merry Christmas!