Thursday, February 12, 2015

I have no idea why or how anyone can possibly disagree with this... no idea at all

In 1916 an outspoken advocate for Liberty, William J. H. Boetcker, published a tract entitled "The Ten Cannots." It fittingly contrasts the competing political and economic agendas of the right and left in this era:
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Higher Minimum Wage equals FEWER Jobs

In 1948 … the unemployment rate among black 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds was 9.4 percent, slightly lower than that for white kids the same ages, which was 10.2 percent. Over the decades since then, we have gotten used to unemployment rates among black teenagers being over 30 percent, 40 percent or in some years even 50 percent.
It’s hard to imagine that black unemployment was actually less than that of whites. But that is the effect minimum wage laws can have.
Raising the minimum wage has become the cause célèbre for many on the progressive left. Most notably, Seattle has passed a $15 per hour minimum wage.

Child abuse indoctrination

A Wisconsin mother claims her 17-year-old son was administered a homework assignment that described Republicans as opposed to helping the poor because...

I am a sexual assaulter

I questioned the 1 in 5 statistic President Obama cited the other night, (20%) of all women have been sexually assaulted. As a man, trust me, there just isn't that many women who are being assaulted. It didn't ring true. It was fascinating that when I did, many women said, OH YES, it's true. So I thought is that even possible?
Digging deeper and deeper into this I discovered that I am probably a sexual assaulter since one of the criteria in the badly worded questionnaire asked if a woman didn't want to be kissed and a man tried to kiss her, that qualified as assault. Well guess what, I knew a lot of girls who wanted to be kissed and some who did not. When I tried they rebuffed me. So I guess I sexually assaulted them. The REAL statistic is more like 7 out of 1000. It's like the anti hunger statistic that 1 in 6 Americans go to bed hungry every night. It's simply not true. I'm not hiding my head in the sand, I just refuse to buy into fake information that causes low information people to go even lower.
Sometimes a bag of lies comes dressed in a fancy ribbon with a box of candy, but is in fact filled with snakes. We need that gift of discernment to be restored to the Body of Christ:
2 Corinthians 7:13
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
John 8:44
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
President Barack Obama repeated sexual assault statistics during the Grammys on Sunday night that have been thoroughly discredited. In a video during the broadcast of the awards ceremony, Obama sai

Pure Beauty

Last Night's Opera contains one of the most famous choruses in all of Opera. I posted it below.
The most famous would be the slave's chorus from Nabucco which we will see in performance next year. It is for people in Italy the default national anthem.
People wonder why Opera? When this comes to pass in Tannhauser as the Pilgrims are returning having received absolution from their sins it makes the hair stand up. It didn't even seem like 4 hours.
I know it's an acquired taste, but I wish more would avail themselves..
Performance of the "Pilgrim's Chorus" by the Bayreuth Festival orchestra and chorus. Note - this...

Remember when it was the policy of the United States that Iran could not and would not have nuclear weapons? What happened to that?

I'm determined to speak before Congress to stop Iran. SHARE if I have your support.

Journey of a thousand miles

DODD FRANK HAS TO GO.. but President Obama said he will veto any attempt to defang Dodd Frank.. why??

New study reports that Dodd-Frank is killing community banks.

We got Pocahantus or Hillary for candidates from the Left. Isn't this going to be fun??

case you were wondering

“Wonder where those Illegal Alien Kids were sent that Obama imported for you?”|By I'm Ur Huckleberry

This used to be the case in North Dakota, the Prison was called the State Farm.

They raised all the meat, milk, eggs, produce etc that the prisoners ate. It worked pretty well. They also had a line of products. The clothing they wore came from inside. It was a self sustaining system.. THEN.. corporation prisons got involved.
Prison isn’t cheap, so maybe the people who are supposed to benefit most should help foot the bill.|By Nathan Siegel

Sunday, February 08, 2015

What would happen?

Hypothetical Question. Seeing as how the USA is where it is with the leaders we have directing our military, what would the Commander in Chief do if ISIS were to take an American Hostage, I'll up the ante, a woman, and put her in a cage and burn her alive and publish the video. What would our administration do? Would that be Islamic Terrorism or Workplace Violence? Would we make any attempt to deal with the situation or send a strongly worded letter and make an indignant speech to the UN about how bad things are that Bush messed up. WHAT THINK YE?

Hillary falling, Warren Rising.. This is great news, RUN POCAHONTAS RUN!!

What if something happens to Hillary Clinton? After her last presidential campaign faltered in 2008, the question among liberals is being asked openly. Although...

The SPLC are the real extremists .. can they get any more transparently stupid?

Ben Carson is receiving a lot of attention as a potential presidential candidate, but he's now also getting noticed as an apparent

I hope know this was a scam all along, it was

New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming

"criminal mastermind"

There have been some hilarious "criminal mastermind" stories this last week. They guy who tried to hold up a store, had no gun, threatened that if they didn't give him money, he'd go find a gun and come back.. They didn't he left but forgot his billfold behind. OOPS.. Mastermind. Or the woman so drunk she was angry with the cops for stopping her for a DUI she called her boyfriend to come bail her out, that would have been OK but he showed up in his car DRUNK as a skunk and was thrown in Jail for DUI too. They say you have to be smart to be a successful criminal.. maybe you don't have to be very smart to be an unsuccessful one... LOL
Meanwhile, in the latest in criminal masterminds out of Florida...|By Polly Davis Doig

Common Core is Public Education Institutionalized Child Abuse and indoctrination ... This is dumb on stupid

Common Core in Action: 4th Graders Made To Read About The Black Panthers Posted by P.W. Adams on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 10:12 pm (Image...

Is there anyone more tone deaf than Susan Rice? Oh yeah, her boss.

Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on Friday, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice described the terrorist threat from radical...

No Nothing Economics

This is why economic education is so important, but most economists are academic theorists without a practical leg to stand on..and Bill O'Reilly. Pinheads. This is why we need businessmen and women in government, people who actually have a clue about economic theory. Pay no attention to the media talking heads.. they know nothing.

If you have a stash, he's coming after it. Good Luck there.

This year’s budget featured over a dozen provisions that, if enacted, could directly impact your retirement savings.|By Jeffrey Levine

Man it takes a lot of faith in nothing to be a liberal today.

Remember when Glenn Beck was talking about the Caliphate a half dozen years ago and all the liberals and democrats made fun of him. HELLO??? ANYONE OUT THERE?
They stand in the front row at public beheadings and crucifixions held in Raqqa, the Islamic State's stronghold in Syria. They're used for blood transfusions…

A little History Lesson for the Challenged


 I know this is a heart warning story that made many gooey. I must be wired wrong because I wondered why he only makes $10.50 an hour since he has never missed a day. After 13 years his merit raises and or promotions should have made it possible to buy a car. No carpool opportunities? I would look for a job closer or move closer my job. I am sure he's a nice fellow but there is more to this story. He has been blessed with a new car and $300k, I hope this changes his life for the better.
The man who made national headlines for walking his 21-mile work commute got a new car on Friday.|By ABC News

This could bring a tear to your eye - Target Workers Prep Boy for Job Interview

How often do shopping expeditions in mega-stores lead to heart-warming moments that go viral on Facebook? It happened the other day when a teenage boy went to a Target in Raleigh, NC, ABC 11 reports. The boy wanted a clip-on tie for a job interview, but an employee said they didn't have any. So she got a co-worker, Dennis Roberts, who tied a store tie around his own neck, then fitted it for the boy.
But that wasn't all: Roberts also prepped the boy for his interview at Chick-fil-A. "We said, 'Make sure you look him in the eye,'" says Roberts. "I'm saying make sure you give him a firm handshake, and [the other worker] showed him. He tucked his shirt in." The boy politely absorbed it all.
That's when a shopper, Audrey Mark, snapped a photo that she posted on Facebook on Wednesday, WNCN reports. That post has more than 50,000 likes and 4,000 shares as of this writing. "It was a very quiet simple moment, but it was very profound, honestly kindness—from strangers—in a Super Target," says Mark. "He leaves and all these Target employees are screaming 'Bye! Good luck! Tell us how it went.'"
Mark and a Target employee both say they cried over the encounter. The Target team even checked with Chick-Fil-A's manager, who couldn't identify the boy but said he would let them know about the hiring by the end of the week. "Some might call it Southern manners," says USA Today. "Others would say it's just plain humanity."
All this in Jim Crow country... right?

We can Beat Isis... IF we have a leader who wants to beat Isis:

Arm the Kurdish Fighters with all they need. We have plenty to send them. Give them the tools required to make it happen. They will.

Sell the Jordanians all the Drones they need to figure out where Isis is holed up so they can bomb effectively.

Get out of anything having to do with Syria. Let Assad, Jordon and the Kurds handle that.

Offer big rewards for dead or alive for the leadership we know of in ISIS. Start with the executioner John. Make them wanted men and make them want to fear.

Turn our secret service and special forces loose. Make ISIS fearful to walk around a corner. Don't try to fight this with some volunteer from Alabama. Loose all the Chris Kyle types on them. Build real fear in them.

Figure out where the money flows are and crush them. IF we find anyone buying oil from them or selling them anything, they are a co conspirator. They are guilty and we are at war with them. Make that a death sentence.

Never again post any photo, video or announcement meant to instil fear in people. Don't allow our "Press" to do the work as effective propaganda distribution. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Stop the fear. Post the atrocity, but not the propaganda that goes with it.

Make it clear to anyone who joins themselves to ISIS that they are now an enemy of the state, they have no place to return to, if we capture them or if they try to return they will be tried for war crimes and executed when found guilty. We have to take away the heroism factor and the adventure.

This will not be won by mealy mouthed indeterminate leadership as we have today. They don't even know what side they are on.

Someone needs to say, CHOOSE THIS DAY WHO YOU WILL SERVE.. they gotta serve someone. There is no middle ground. The devil and his demons are driving Islam in this. The choice should be clear. But to the muddled mind, the schizophrenic mind, there is only an uncertain trumpet named Obama.


To be candid, I am not one of those Christians with a visceral disliking of the President. I believe we can't "pray FOR rulers" and talk AGAINST them. That being said, when the President steps out of his office into commentary on faith at a prayer gathering he engages a different kind of conversation...and response.

ENTER the President at the National Prayer Breakfast this week. In case you missed it, after criticizing ISIS with appropriate remarks, the president said: "And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place — remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ."

Here is where the President started drifting.
First, do American Christians need to "get off their high horse" in their response to Islamic barbarism? At that prayer gathering Mr President was worried. That's not a high horse it's high anxiety!

Obama is actually spiritually tone deaf. The people he spoke to didn't exist in that room.
Second, does he still believe Islam does not have a problem? For 6 years Obama has forcefully tried to separate Islam from what terrorists do, in the name of Islam. He has a sweet spot for Islam and sees the Jihadists as frustrated extremists who have been made so, largely because of America. To him the terrorists are giving beautiful Islam a bad name.

ISIS is bad he says, but this week he associated these atrocities with Christian history, sighting the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition.

"Crusades?" Really? Didn't that happen 700 years before America was formed? But that does not matter to the guest speaker.

Let's explore this linkage in an Obama wired brain:
the Islamic quest for a Caliphate is what Christians did once also. Just like ISIS is trying to create, by conquest, a unified Islamic State, those prayer breakfast Christians tried to create the same thing. Oh how you forget. Yes you, my friend, are guilty of the Medieval Popes' Crusades and the Inquisitions.
This point must have really hit home to the crowd, three-fourths of whom are Protestant and in fact would have been persecuted by the Inquisition. Times have changed and so has the Catholic church. Can you imagine how brain dead you would have to be to remind your Catholic friend about his culpability in the Spanish Inquisition?

THIS is the progressive left psychology many of you have been warning me about. The President helped me. Honestly. I had an awakening.

The "Progressive Left" professors have been shaming American kids through the University and education system for over two decades. The Left points out everything wrong with America and nothing right. By shaming our history, we lose our patriotic love for country and along with that the balanced truth about our history.

The left shames the whites about slavery.
The hetrosexual is shamed for not being "open" to gay marriage.
Feminism shames men for wanting girls to be girls.
The productive people with money are shamed into giving more and more back "of their fair share", as Obama puts it.
And this week the left shames Christians for their connection to the Crusades, Inquisition and Slavery with its aftermath in Jim Crow laws.
And now I am ashamed I didn't see this earlier. The Left Progressives by feeding the young and the discontented with a narrative of "resentment" toward America and its Christian roots, have been simultaneously shaming all the opposition into submission.
Bishop E.W. Jackson said last night on FOX NEWS in response to the President: “I would remind the president that the Crusades began in 1096 as a response to Islamic aggression, and the fact was they had conquered the Holy Land and they were oppressing eastern Christians. And there was a response to that, so if the President is even gonna cite that as an example, then he ought to get his history complete.”

Obama didn't stop with comparing today's Jihadists to Christian sins of 800 to 1,000 years ago. He spoke about Jim Crow laws. True. Here are some high carb fat facts:

1. There were Christians in the South fighting to defend the abominable institution of slavery and they resisted Lincoln's post war Reconstruction.
2. There were Christian abolitionists in the North who agitated the nation into war.
3. There was a Christian named Wilberforce who eradicated slavery in England.
4. Christianity on the whole is history's most civilizing agent and the greatest foundation for a free and prosperous society.

Should THAT not be the message a Christian leader makes on an occasion such as this?

By reminding us of what happened 900 years ago or with Jim Crow, Obama is saying in effect - you prayer breakfast Christians of all people should be humble in "assuming you have all the answers" or a direct line to divine revelation.

Man. Talk about edifying the brothers at a national prayer gathering. If you were a guest hearing this (as many world leaders were) would you be inspired by the President's faith in the Gospel? I'd sooner have hired Jack Kevorkian as a wedding DJ than have this President marketing America or the power of faith.

The WEEK had this to say: "Churchill, in summoning the British people during the existential threat of World War II, didn't dwell on their faults — in fact, he talked about defending "Christendom" and western civilization. As Joe Scarborough said today, Obama's comments are "the equivalent of FDR, when giving a speech against Nazi Germany, going, 'Now, of course, what we did to the Indians...really we really have no room to talk about what Hitler is doing."

So the President linked the misdeeds of Christianity past with the misdeeds of Islam today. And where does he fit in this continuum? He is not numbered among those pompous Christians in that room. He is the enlightened humble statesman.

By linking the worst of Christianity past with the atrocities of Islam today you get a glimpse into the Obama worldview about religion and faith and public policy.

See the problem? Forget theology. Forget the fact that Catholicism had a Reformation and Islam needs one. Does this President see the militant threat for what it is? No. He sees Islam in transition and Christian (right wing) America he sees as its haughty critic. Hence his history sermonette this week.

He does not understand the issue. Islam desperately needs its Reformation and no Martin Luther has stepped up to the plate. Until l that happens the link between the radical and the Koran is unchecked and the threat increases.

The equating of radical Islam to Christianity is an error in metaphor and policy.
This isn't a right wing / left wing editorial response. It's a moment of clarity into how this President sees the world's single greatest threat in a nuclear age. Praying his successor is less Neville Chamberlin and more Churchillian.

Let's not misquote the President. He did say this: "Our job is not to ask that God respond to OUR NOTION OF TRUTH -- our job is to be true to Him, His word, and His commandments.... And that means we have to speak up against those who would misuse His name to justify oppression, or violence, or hatred with that fierce certainty. No God condones terror. No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives, or the oppression of those who are weaker or fewer in number."
That's a good speech ending - but not entirely true. This president DOES act on his "notion of truth" and has advanced it in the gay agenda and policy toward not arming Jordan, removing troops when they were needed in Iraq to keep ISIS from coming into existence, and his attitude toward working with Israel right now. He manages our 18 trillion dollar deficit based on his notion of truth. If nothing else, this leader has very high opinions of his notions and an equal consistency in their pursuit.
It's "his notions" that are problematic.

May God give him great wisdom as he sets the stage for the next act of American history, and may we find a leader who can speak at a prayer breakfast and inspire the world to know Jesus! Hopefully someone that actually likes America.