May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Sunday, November 30, 2008

For the First Sunday of Advent- Video O Come O Come Emmanuel by Alred Jones

Thanks for the idea Rob.

Some Interesting Questions

Why do you blog? Organize my thoughts, share ideas and experiences.

What are your favorite blogs?

Can you name a major moral, political or intellectual issue on which you've ever changed your mind? The Marxist idea that it's ok for a government to confiscate the earnings of the people.

Can you name a work of non-fiction which has had a major and lasting influence on how you think about the world? The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek // The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater // Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Who are your political heroes? Dwight David Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Newt Gringrich

If you could choose anyone, from any walk of life, to be President, who would you choose? Newt Gringrich

What do you consider to be the main threat to the future peace and security of the world?

Do you think the world (human civilization) has already passed its best point, or is that yet to come? Yet to come

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Be happy.

Do you think you could ever be married to, or in a long-term relationship with, someone with radically different political views from your own? No

What do you consider the most important personal quality? Listen and understand (I'm cheating here, but they go together.)

What is your favorite proverb? To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under the sun.

If you were to relive your life to this point, is there anything you'd do differently?
I would have stayed in journalism.

Who would play you in the movie about your life?
No living actor impresses me, so Jimmy Stewart.

Where would you most like to live? Southern Utah

If you could have any three guests, past or present, to dinner who would they be? St. Paul, Erasmus, C.S. Lewis

These are from the blog of Kris-Stella Trump (born in Estonia, studying for her PH D in the US)

Please copy and respond. I’d like to know.

Here's a blank one to copy and paste.

Why do you blog?

What are your favorite blogs

Can you name a major moral, political or intellectual issue on which you've ever changed your mind?

Can you name a work of non-fiction which has had a major and lasting influence on how you think about the world?

Who are your political heroes?

If you could choose anyone, from any walk of life, to be President, who would you choose?

What do you consider to be the main threat to the future peace and security of the world?

Do you think the world (human civilization) has already passed its best point, or is that yet to come?

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?

Do you think you could ever be married to, or in a long-term relationship with, someone with radically different political views from your own?

What do you consider the most important personal quality?

What is your favorite proverb?

If you were to relive your life to this point, is there anything you'd do differently?

Who would play you in the movie about your life?

Where would you most like to live

If you could have any three guests, past or present, to dinner who would they be?

These are from the blog of Kris-Stella Trump (born in Estonia, studying for her PH D in the US

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Farcical Files

"School bake sales are tons of fun, and that worries California's committees for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice, whose blue-nosed busybodies fret that their young wards are packing too much tonnage. California has adopted strict dietary guidelines governing what scores of comestibles may be sold in its schools-even at occasional bake sales- which has led to the banishment of that old standby, the cupcake. Reports the New York Times: 'The Piedmont High water polo team falls woefully short of these standards, selling cupcakes, caramel apples and lemon bars off campus in a flagrant act of nutritional disobedience'. Savor those words: 'nutritional disobedience'. As longtime advocates of the decriminalization of desserts and other controlled substances, the editors of this magazine pray that California will have the good sense to legalize cupcakes, and even harder substances such as lemon bars, thereby undermining the black market in confections and bringing sucrose-related commerce out of the shadows and into the open market place." --National Review

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Salvation...It’s a Beautiful Thing

The following is written by Dinesh D'Souza:

"The Bible says that salvation is the gift of God. Many people-even Christians-understand this to mean that God is offering us salvation as a gift. But the Bible doesn't say that salvation is the gift from God. Rather, it says that salvation is the gift of God. God Himself is the gift. Heaven is best understood not as a place but as a description of what it is like to be with God. To be with God requires that we want to be with Him, that we accept His present of Himself. In a lovely book on faith, J. Gresham Machen writes that we become Christians not by accepting that Christ died to save others or that he died to save mankind but that he died to save me.

What an encouragement this is for us, because once we have confronted our pride we realize that we don't have to do anything to earn our heavenly reward. In fact, there is nothing that we can do to earn it. What is denied to us by effort is supplied to us through grace. So when around us we see the decay of our life, when every earthly hope of redemption has failed us, when those whom we love cannot help us, when we have tried everything and there is nothing else to try, when we have tossed our last log on the fire and all the embers have flickered out, it is at this point that God's hand reaches out to us, steady and sure. All we have to do is take it. This is the uniqueness of the Christian message."

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Those Horrible Murderous Warmongering Christians

How many times have we heard it? In an earlier blog, I noted a non-Christian liberal friend repeat the lie that Christian fundamentalists are just as bad as Muslim fundamentalists, and I refuted it effectively. At least no one could point out acts of atrocities equal to Muslim fundamentalists. The second lie repeated by my friend, that I've even heard history professor's state and restate ad nasuem, is that more people have been murdered by, and more wars caused by, religion than any other factor.

A book I read a few years ago, A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden, gives a history of the source of the Crusades and a breakdown of what happened during each of the Crusades. I won't break each Crusade down unless one of you responds that you would like that, but here's the short of it. The beginning was the threat of Islam that had conquered North Africa, the entire Middle East (which had been Christian), extended into Asia, parts of Italy, most of Spain and had ships sailing up the Danube, with most of Eastern Europe conquered.. Western Europe was under attack so the First Crusade was launched as a counter attack. It was successful. Islamic armies were pushed back because they had to protect their homeland. The rest of the Crusades were failures. What you were taught in school and even in church is woefully wrong. Come to think of it, I'll break it down in a later blog. I have an ongoing burning desire to buttress my arguments, and an overview won't do. I'll just repeat here that most of the Crusades were failures, and several didn't even make it out of Europe.

The second attack on murderous, warmongering religion and Christianity specifically, is that hundreds of thousands of people were murdered. It didn't happen that way. Another book I read, The Spanish Inquisition by Henry Kamen, actually analyzed the history of the Inquisition. (Don't I live an exciting life? I've also read a history of taxes from Ur and Sumeria to the present. Doesn't the idea of that just set your pulse pounding with excitement?) Did it target Jews as we were taught in history class? No. If asked, I'll blog more history about this, because there are some gray areas and distinctions. I'm just trying to not be over long here. To that end, several things were going on. The short of it was that, as regrettable as this is, over 350 years there were an estimated 2000 deaths, not tens of thousands. The trials were interesting too, and not as cruel and harsh as we were taught.

Salem witch trials. How many deaths do you think, or have you been taught? Again, hundreds to thousands. Some historians say even as many as a million. The most aggressive estimate is under 100,000. Again to keep it short as possible, the 'Thirty Years War' was about emerging nation states vying for power, and what we were taught were these religious wars; but they were ethnic wars.

So yes, there have been religious conflicts, and dastardly things done in the name of religion; and some things religion has been blamed for, but didn't happen. Now the comparison. Remember the statement of fact by anti-religionists, that religion has caused more, etc… What have atheistic governments brought us?

Communist Russia, Communist China, and Nazi Germany to start. Stalin was responsible for about twenty million murders, and millions more imprisoned. Mao is estimated at sixty million murders, and millions more imprisoned. Hitler a mere estimated ten millions, and millions more imprisoned. Then there's the small time players, Pol Pot from 1975-1979 murdered about 20% of the Cambodian population, 1.5 to 2 million souls. That's a larger proportion of his population than either Stalin or Mao. By the way, these murders were done in peace time. Other murderous atheists and their regimes that were small time players, which have murdered millions, include Castro, Ceausescu, and Kim Jong-Il. More people, over one hundred million, in just the Twentieth Century, have been murdered, and more imprisoned, than in three thousand years of religious history. The total religious count for the Crusades, Inquisitions, witch burnings account for an estimated 200,000 people. That's hundred million to 200,000, atheist governments compared to religions. Unless you've gotten out of public school recently, the first number is bigger. My conclusion is that atheist governments are the most responsible for more murders, not religions.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving e card:

Turkey Lore Test

"My fellow Americans: Over 350 years ago, a small band of Pilgrims, after gathering in their first harvest at Plymouth Colony, invited their friends and neighbors, who were Indians, to join them in a feast of thanksgiving. Together they sat around their bountiful table and bowed their heads in gratitude to the Lord for all that He had bestowed upon them. This week, so many years later, we, too, will gather with family and friends and, after saying grace, carve up a turkey, pass around the cranberries and dressing, and later share slices of pumpkin pie. We Americans have so much for which to be thankful. ... We will give thanks for these and one thing more: our freedom. Yes, in America, freedom seems like the air around us: It's there; it's sweet, though we rarely give it a thought. Yet as the air fills our lungs, freedom fills our souls. It gives breath to our laughter and joy. It gives voice to our songs. It gives us strength as we race for our dreams. ... Yes, as we gather together this Thanksgiving to ask the Lord's blessings, as we of whatever faith we are give praises to His name, let us thank Him for our peace, prosperity, and freedom. Happy Thanksgiving!" --Ronald Reagan

"It's not just Americans and Iraqis and Afghans who owe a debt of thanks to the U.S. soldier but all the Europeans grown plump and prosperous in a globalized economy guaranteed by the most benign hegemon in history. That said, Thanksgiving isn't about the big geopolitical picture, but about the blessings closer to home. Last week, the state of Oklahoma celebrated its centennial, accompanied by rousing performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's eponymous anthem: 'We know we belong to the land/And the land we belong to is grand!' Which isn't a bad theme song for the first Thanksgiving, either. Three hundred and eighty-six years ago, the Pilgrims thanked God because there was a place for them in this land, and it was indeed grand. The land is grander today, and that, too, is remarkable: France has lurched from Second Empires to Fifth Republics struggling to devise a lasting constitutional settlement for the same smallish chunk of real estate, but the principles that united a baker's dozen of East Coast colonies were resilient enough to expand across a continent and halfway around the globe to Hawaii. Americans should, as always, be thankful this Thanksgiving, but they should also understand just how rare in human history their blessings are." --columnist Mark Steyn

God's Smile

How smart is Your Right Foot ?

Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon............

This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can
outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain!

1. While sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right Hand.

Your foot will change direction.

Told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going
to try it again, if you've not already done so.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christian Terrorists!!!

After I saw the satirical movie "An American Carol", I was commenting to a liberal, non-Christian friend about a funny scene of people going through all the security hassles at the airport, shoes off, metal detectors, extra waiting in line, profiling, the whole security drill, and blaming it on the terrorism of Christian fundamentalists. My throw away comment was the nonsensical and patently untrue observation that Christian fundamentalists are just as threatening as Islamic fundamentalists. She commented back, with seriousness, that Christian fundamentalists were as dangerous and threatening. I'm sick of hearing it. I hear and read it in many media outlets. Christians may have a few nutty cults that usually isolate themselves from society, and a few loopy preachers that make wacky comments. Remember these?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male extremist.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim male extremists.

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim male extremists.

4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim male extremists.

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim male extremists.

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim male extremists.

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim male extremists.

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim male extremists.

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim male extremists.

10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim male extremists.

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim male extremists.

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim male extremists.

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by-- you guessed it-- Muslim male extremists.

What do we do? Ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics' intent on killing us, airport security screeners aren't allowed to profile certain people... Absolutely No Profiling!

They conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-y ear old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

Can I hear from any of my non-Christian, secular friends, or liberals, about the same acts of violence by Christian fundamentalists? I doubt it. I'll take a loopy preacher any day.

A Morality Tale

Ain't This The Truth!

Two Different Versions!


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and
plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
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The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building
his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and
plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the
shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home
with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor
grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and
everybody cries when they sing, "It's Not Easy Being Green."
Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house
where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome."
Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King
that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both
call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act
retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of
green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.
Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a
defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of

Federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single- parent
welfare recipients.

The ant loses the case.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits
of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just
happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the
house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize
the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Want to Re-language Secularism

Nothing anti-Christians and atheists want more than to destroy Christianity. The problem is, everything they want, is rooted in Christianity and Judaism. Even the word "secular" is a Christian one. A Catholic priest that goes and lives in a monastery joins a "religious" community; one that goes and lives among the people is "secular". All the values that secularists espouse have already been addressed. They want separation of church and state. Done. Render under Caesar that which is Caesar's, and to God that which is God's. Family? Before Judeo Christianity, the family wasn't so important. Plato wanted to abolish it. The State should raise children. It takes a village anyone? Romantic love? Judeo Christian. Marriages were arranged. Now we marry for love. I guess we could go back to secular behavior…sex, Eros rules. Free love. Wam bam thank you mam. I think you may be getting the idea. Is secularism winning? The family is under attack, Eros is the goddess for much of our society (see just about any ad). Do you despair that Christianity is being driven out of society? Europe is Godless. Regular church goers are less the twenty five percent of the population there. In our country, we are given to believe that God is on the way out. Think on this…sixty percent of Americans say they believe in God. Most Americans believe in life after death. We are the most religious of all Western countries. Around the world, Christianity is growing. I haven't done much verifying of the stats, but it appears that Christianity, contrary to popular belief, is the fastest growing religion. Islam is said to be, but the difference is that Islam is producing more babies. Christianity is gaining more converts. China and India are the fastest growing. At the beginning of the 20th Century about ten percent of Africa was Christian, from about 10 million to 350 million today. Some African churches are so crowded, there are limitations to attendance! Want to worship? Get there early! South America is exploding too. Just in Brazil we are looking at about 50 million people. China has over 100 million Christians belonging to underground churches. How powerful is this message that people risk their lives to worship. The Philippines…exploding! These third world countries are sending missionaries to the West to save us! So don't believe the Secular Press. Christianity is on the move, and the proclaimed secular take over is a myth. Coming back to the beginning. The re-language I want is this. There is no scriptural basis for 'secular' and 'religious'. There is scriptural support for light and darkness. Light is the force of God. Darkness is secularism. I'll take the Light.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Worthy of Remembrance

None have less praise than those who hunt most after it.

One fault can never justify the commission of another.

Prudence guides the wise, but passion governs the foolish.

Quarrels are easily begun, but with difficulty ended.

Resist false doctrine, but call no man heretic.

Rejoice not when your enemy stumbles.

Rich men depend on the poor, as well as the poor on them.

Resist a temptation till you conquer it.

Riches cannot purchase worthy endowments.

Restore faithfully what is committed to your trust.

So live with men as if God saw you.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rino Season Is Now Open by Ted Nugent

Like any entity that abandons basic quality control, political parties rot from within. It happened to the Democrats long ago, and now has become the case with the Republican Party, which has strayed from its conservative underpinnings.

There are really only four things I have a strong aversion to: unloaded guns, dull knives, banjos, and Republicans in Name Only (RINOs).

The Nugent family simply doesn't allow any of those things in our lives.

RINOs are Fedzilla punks who feign support for conservative principles only when it serves their political interest. RINOs are also known for their moderate positions such as supporting tax increases, federal "bailouts", "comprehensive immigration reform", advocating more counterproductive gun control that guarantee more innocent victims, opposing the death penalty, and growing and sustaining Fedzilla and all its toxic mongrels by going along with the liberals. RINOs have forgotten President Ronald Maximus Regan's admonition that government is the problem, not the solution.

RINOs reach across Fedzilla's aisle to cut deals and build consensus with the liberals. Consensus building means compromising values and cutting deals with the socialist prankster punksters whose goal it is to turn America into EuroAmerica.

Consensus building is for wimps and soulless people who stand for nothing. Compromise is not about being tolerant: these days, it's about giving up conservative principles.

As the Republican Party begins to retool, rebuild and return to the "less government is best government" conservatism that makes America work, the first thing the GOP needs to do is to lock the RINOs out of the discussion. Heavily armed with an abundance of conservative attitude, my hunting buddies and I will provide security to ensure RINOs are kept downwind from the discussion. If allowed to participate, RINOs will continue to rot the Republican Party from within and diminish it in the eyes of the public. Enough is enough.

John McCain has been a RINO on campaign finance, immigration, global warming and other issues and look what happened to him. He had reached across the aisle so many times to cut deals with the liberals that he had to pick Governor Palin, a true conservative, to try and lure disenfranchised and disgusted conservatives back into the fold. Didn't work. Senator McCain was the wrong candidate at the right time. RINOs lose elections;
conservatives win them.

Should President-elect Obama implement his wrong-headed economic policies, our economy will continue to slide into the abyss and America's debt will continue to soar to unsustainable levels. Conservatives must hold the line at all costs and call out all RINOs who support President-elect Obama's economic kamikaze plan.

Make no mistake, conservative values and ideologies are embraced by Americans. The polls all indicate Americans are fed up with the Pelosi-led, do nothing congress, and do not support more government programs and control. Sounds to me like we have a conservative revolution brewing.

Conservative leaders and thinkers such as Newt Gingrich, Jed Babbin, Governor Jindal of Louisiana, Thomas Sowell, Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, Governor Sarah Palin and others need to turn up the heat and bring this less government, more individual freedom and strong national defense revolution to a boil. It is time.

My specialty is making Fedzilla punks squirm and turn into a puddle of sweat and drool. Therefore, in the spirit of famous butt kickers Generals Chesty Puller and George Patton, I say we launch an attack on all fronts. Uncle Ted hereby declares it is open season on RINOs. No bag limits or permits required. Conservative ideas, arguments and votes are the weapons we will use. Hunt them down and shine a blazing light on these RINO turncoat cockroaches. Zero in the "we the people" crosshairs of your voting assault weapon and aim for the RINO pumpstation. Double tap center mass. Whack em and stack em, track em and hack em, pack em and give em no slack. Let's do to the RINO beasts what we did to the passenger pigeon. Force out of the Republican Party out the subspecies known as RINOs.

We must not make the mistake of keeping the GOP tent so big that there's room for RINOs. They are in the business of producing conservative defeats. Instead, join me in the new Conservative Revolution. Let's go out and win another one for the Gipper.

Observations After Several Days Away

After the election I took a hiatus from the news and politics for about two weeks. I spent three days in Van Nuys at the 'Church on the Way' and heard several pastors/theologians speak on the "Kingdom of God", which I much prefer living in. Our world is upside down, and the changes promised by the pretender to the throne are no changes at all, but a rejection of traditional western values, Christianity and its freedom from the State, and divers other beliefs. I'm back to the news now, and ready again to be a warrior for free minds and free markets. Here is some of what I'm seeing after nearly two weeks of disassociating from politics and news:

Sarah Palin is still getting attacked, all of it based on lies. She didn't buy a bunch of clothes and force people to put the charges their personal credit cards. She knows Africa is a continent. She knows the difference between a city and a state. The list is long. One of the things we must do is kick out the 'rinos' (Republicans In Name Only), and that includes McCain and his staff. Good grief, Palin was on the loosing team, she's gone back to her state, and 'rino's' are still lying and attacking; being cowardly about it too…they won't even step up and be identified.

Prop 8 in California. Overwhelmingly passed by the people, a second time, for a constitutional amendment to state that marriage is between a man and a woman. Gays have civil unions, which give them all the legal rights of married people. They started out saying that's all they wanted. Their purpose though is to destroy the foundation of civilization, which is the family; a male and female joining together, becoming one flesh, producing and rearing children. For us religious people, this is a sacred commission, formed and supported by God. The gay response is not, like civilized, tolerant citizens, to work through the democratic process, accept their loss and make the best of it, but to be intolerant, destructive, vile, hateful, and barbaric. Some examples of their behavior: Protesters shoved aside a sixty-nine year old woman bearing a cross, reportedly spit on her and stomped on her cross. They then aligned themselves in a human barricade, blocking the media from getting to or interviewing the elderly woman (I've seen the video). Calvary Chapel Chino Hills was spray painted by vandals, after they learned that the church served as an official collection point for Prop 8 petitions. Letters containing white powder (obviously mimicking anthrax) were sent to the Los Angeles headquarters of the Mormon Church and to a temple in the Salt Lake City.
(Thankfully, the FBI said the substance tested nontoxic.) A 25-year veteran artistic director for the California Musical Theatre, who also happens to be a Mormon, was muscled to resign because of his $1,000 donation to the campaign to ban gay marriage in California. A pro-homosexual, pro-anarchy organization named Bash Back marched into the middle of a church service, flinging flyers and condoms to the congregants and hanging a banner from the balcony that featured two lesbians in provocative positions at the pulpit. Nice. But then again, all those Republicans, conservatives, and evangelicals taking to the streets after the election, destroying property and hurting people were over the top too.

To my Leftist friends: you won. You have your choice for President; both houses of Congress, and the judiciary, are controlled by the Left. You control education from K-University. You control the main stream media. You control entertainment. You have the support and adoration of every totalitarian government, terrorist organization, and non-democratic socialist state. Yet you still destroy, bully, intimidate and protest. This is why I'm a warrior for traditional values, for Christianity, for the Constitution. I believe these things all support and improve the human condition. The Left is set to destroy it. I support those things that made the most amount of people materially comfortable and spiritually fulfilled. I will do my best to stop the destruction. I will start with 'rino's'. They've been happily complicit.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

MIchael Crichton Tribute

Michael Crichton was one of the most influential literary figures in my life. I first read the "Andromeda Strain" in 1969 or '70 and was blown away. I read "The Terminal Man", "The Great Train Robbery", "Eaters of the Dead" (not a horror story), "Congo", "Sphere", "Timeline" and "State of Fear" and his non-fiction book "Travels". I watched his movies "The Rising Sun", "Jurassic Park", "Disclosure", "Congo", "Timeline". "Twister", "Westworld", and for a few years was a fan of "ER". He was an author, film producer, medical doctor (graduated Harvard Medical School) [had graduated summa cum laude from Harvard for his undergraduate years], he did post doctoral work at the Joans Salk Institute of Biological Studies. Here's tribute to an accomplished man. RIP

Two Views: Sacred and Secular

Two Creation stories. Does it matter which one is true? You can decide...

The Secular Account: "You are the descendant of a tiny cell of primordial protoplasm washed up on an empty beach three and a half billion years ago. You are the blind and arbitrary product of time, chance, and natural forces. You are a mere grab-bag of atomic particles, a conglomeration of genetic substance. You exist on a tiny planet in a minute solar system in an empty corner of a meaningless universe. You are a purely biological entity, different only in degree but not in kind from a microbe, virus, or amoeba. You have no essence beyond your body, and at death you will cease to exist entirely. In short, you came from nothing and are going nowhere."

The Christian View: "You are the special creation of a good and all-powerful God. You are created in His image, with capacities to think, feel, and worship that set you above all other life forms. You differ from the animals not simply in degree but in kind. Not only is your kind unique, but you are unique among your kind. Your Creator loves you so much and so intensely desires your companionship and affection that He has a perfect Plan for your life. In addition, God gave the life of His only Son that you might spend eternity with Him. If your are willing to accept the gift of salvation, you can become a child of God." --Reverend Randy Alcorn

Reagan Speaking After Similar Loss in ’74

Some excerpts here from a speech to CPAC in March 1975. He could have said it last night:

Since our last meeting we have been through a disastrous election. It is easy for us to be discouraged, as pundits hail that election as a repudiation of our philosophy and even as a mandate of some kind or other.

Bitter as it is to accept the results of the November election, we should have reason for some optimism. For many years now we have preached “the gospel,” in opposition to the philosophy of so-called liberalism which was, in truth, a call to collectivism.

Now, it is possible we have been persuasive to a greater degree than we had ever realized. Few, if any, Democratic party candidates in the last election ran as liberals. Listening to them I had the eerie feeling we were hearing reruns of Goldwater speeches. I even thought I heard a few of my own.
Bureaucracy was assailed and fiscal responsibility hailed.

But let’s not be so naive as to think we are witnessing a mass conversion to the principles of conservatism. Once sworn into office, the victors reverted to type. In their view, apparently, the ends justified the means.

The “Young Turks” had campaigned against “evil politicians.” They turned against committee chairmen of their own party, displaying a taste and talent as cutthroat power politicians quite in contrast to their campaign rhetoric and idealism. Still, we must not forget that they molded their campaigning to fit what even they recognized was the mood of the majority.

And we must see to it that the people are reminded of this as they now pursue their ideological goals—and pursue them they will.

I don ‘t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party”—when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

It was a feeling that there was not a sufficient difference now between the parties that kept a majority of the voters away from the polls. When have we ever advocated a closed-door policy? Who has ever been barred from participating?

Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?

A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.

The whole speech

Monday, November 3, 2008

Baby, I'm Amazed

If the polls are right...
A tape resurfaced over the weekend of Obama saying "You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers." In January, "So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it's just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted." He is willing to destroy the coal industry but coal miners will vote for him, and people barely able to pay their energy costs will vote for him. Baby, I'm amazed.
He said. "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, it's not surprising they get bitter, and they cling to their guns and religion... or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment". Yet Pennsylvanians, Mid-westerners, Christians and gun owners will vote for him. Baby, I'm amazed.
'Wealthy' people have been told that most of their wealth will be confiscated by his economic policy, and they will vote for him. Baby, I'm amazed.
Obama said he supports an 'undivided Jerusalem', and said "Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people". His has several anti-Israel foreign policy advisers including General Tony McPeak, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Rashid Khalidi. Yet Jewish voters will vote for him. Baby, I'm amazed.

To the Fridge

Eight Words with two Meanings

1. THINGY (thing-ee) n.
Female...... Any part under a car's hood.
Male..... The strap fastener on a woman's bra.
2. VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj.
Female.... Fully opening up one's self emotionally to another.
Male.... Playing football without a cup.
3. COMMUNICATION (ko-myoo-ni-kay-shon) n.
Female... The open sharing of thoughts and feelings with one's partner.
Male... Leaving a note before taking off on a fishing trip with the boys.
4. COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n.
Female.... A desire to get married and raise a family.
Male...... Trying not to hit on other women while out with this one.
5. ENTERTAINMENT (en-ter-tayn-ment) n.
Female.... A good movie, concert, play or book.
Male.... .. Anything that can be done while drinking beer.
6. FLATULENCE (flach-u-lens) n.
Female.... An embarrassing by product of indigestion.
Male...... A source of entertainment, self-expression, male bonding.
7. MAKING LOVE (may-king luv) n.
Female...... The greatest expression of intimacy a couple can achieve.
Male.. Call it whatever you want, just as long as we do it.
8. REMOTE CONTROL (ri-moht kon-trohl) n.
Female.... A device for changing from one TV channel to another.
Male... A device for scanning through all 375 channels every 5 minutes.
He said . . . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it.
She said . . . You wear pants don't you?
He said . . .... Shall we try swapping positions tonight?
She said . Good idea-you stand by the ironing board while I sit on the sofa and fart!
He said . . What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you?
She said . .Turn sideways and look in the mirror!
He said . How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
She said . We don't know; it has never happened.
He said... What do you call a women who knows where her husband is every night?
She said . . . A widow.
He said . . . Why are married women heavier than single women?
She said .Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. --1 Thessalonians