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Sunday, January 30, 2011

O's mentor Marx outranks history:

Not so. O's mentor Marx outranks history: "US President Barack Obama is acutely aware he must get Egypt right, for the wrong side of history eagerly beckons." http://bit.ly/ia1ibF

Black is right:

Black's assessment of the actual state of the Union is the best. (best to ignore O's robo- and/or fool) babble). "During the Cold War, the United States led the triumph of democracy in Europe, South and East Asia and Latin America--yet it now no longer ranks as one the world’s better functioning democracies." http://bit.ly/gOrhV0

"None of President Obama’s aerated, flippant promises are believable in the slightest, coming from the most overzealous regulator and profligate spender in the nation's history." ibid. http://bit.ly/gOrhV0
"There was not a hint of policies to reduce oil imports, increase domestic oil production, reduce the cost of health care, cut spending (beyond a five-year freeze on 12% of budgetary outlays), pare entitlements, reform the tax system, reverse the (admitted by Obama) decline of education standards, reform the prosecutors' shooting gallery of a justice system, or grapple realistically with the debt bomb rather than just participate in a silent cabal with the European Union and Japan to devalue all of their currencies together, and thus reduce the debt (along with the net worth of all those who save or have fixed incomes)." ibid. http://bit.ly/gOrhV0
The United States is a rich country whose people are patriotic and hard-working. It is disoriented and very corrupt, and all its elites have failed. And yet it has no real rivals. ibid. http://bit.ly/gOrhV0
Europe is crumbling, even more idle and debt-ridden than the United States, and withering demographically, almost comatose after generations of paying Danegeld to the urban mobs and small farmers. Japan is a geriatric workshop; Russia is an alcohol-sodden, self-depopulating gangster-state; and India, China, Brazil, and Indonesia comprise over three billion people, more than two-thirds of whom live as they did 3,000 years ago. They are putting up good economic-growth numbers, but China’s inflation rate is now in double digits, and all of those countries are largely dysfunctional and will require decades to have any chance of seriously rivalling America. ibid. http://bit.ly/gOrhV0

Obama has company.

Obama has company. Infanticide okay with Phila. doctor. "He didn’t understand, however, the seven other counts—the first-degree charges for the deaths of seven babies delivered alive and then killed in his clinic." http://bit.ly/ehGC4j
“Pennsylvania is not a third-world country,” the grand jury felt compelled to insist in its brutal 261-page report, and it’s a bad sign when you have to preface your description of an American medical office with those words. But this was a story of rooms sticky with the remains of old placenta and fetuses, reeking of urine and feces from the cats that wandered freely through the building, echoing with the screams of women forced into labor and then abandoned for hours.' ibid. http://bit.ly/ehGC4j
"Pennsylvania may not be a third-world country, but its abortion mills—like those in most other states—really are reminiscent of one: free and independent entities, uniquely exempt from supervision and regulation, carved out from the rest of medicine. Every other kind of doctor is weighed down by record-keeping and inspection requirements. Abortionists alone are free." ibid. http://bit.ly/ehGC4j

Quietly making a difference:

Quietly making a difference: “It is a real change from last year. Last year there was no way. But it’s better now, more open. Do you know why?” ... “Because of pressure from George W. Bush.” That is the only piece of good news I have to report from Egypt [in 2007]. http://bit.ly/fUh2Ib

Hermits' main problem

I can attest to this: "Red Green [on Facebook] | The main problem with being a hermit is that without a friend or a significant other, you have to find out you're an idiot the hard way."

As others see us:

As others see us: "When the world needs a firm hand and competent leadership, we are given a fool whose only interest is himself and his ideology.  His level of incompetence knows no bounds, yet we all must suffer for it." http://bit.ly/hLi1ja
"Obama has done a horrible job.  He's dishonest ... Foreigners laugh at him ... He's like a prostitute." ibid. http://bit.ly/hLi1ja
The most frequent adjectives used to describe our current president are "incompetent," "amateurish," "narcissistic," "inexperienced," and "haughty." ibid. http://bit.ly/hLi1ja
"If the United States collapses under its own weight, the world will be thrown into chaos, and many in the international marketplace recognize that very real possibility." ibid. http://bit.ly/hLi1ja

Friday, January 28, 2011

An advocate of sanity writes:

An advocate of sanity writes: "Authenticity is quite literally part of the cure for depression and anxiety, because self-deception and the manipulation of others are so dispiriting. They literally remove us from the healing power of God." http://fxn.ws/gTRX2h
SOTU: Not credible. Not moving. "In short, he sounded like a man with new words, but without the new perspective that would make them his own, and, thereby, make them either credible or moving." http://fxn.ws/gTRX2h

Hi-tech leaking marches on:

Hi-tech leaking marches on: "The difference between his group and WikiLeaks, he said, would be that his group leaves reviewing the material up to the publication or advocacy group chosen by the source to receive the information." http://wapo.st/goGMB1

Surrender nothing to Islam:

Surrender nothing to Islam: "In this neck of the woods, it is not pragmatic to surrender [anything]. It is crazy." http://bit.ly/gapyAD

Left evil, Right stupid

The Left thinks that the Right is evil. The Right thinks that the Left is stupid. Actually, the opposite is true. The Left is evil. The Right is stupid. Neither meets the biblical standard of being "wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves".
Sometimes the government does something that is both stupid and evil. This is called "bi-partisanship".

Problem with being a hermit

I can attest to this: "Red Green [on Facebook] | The main problem with being a hermit is that without a friend or a significant other, you have to find out you're an idiot the hard way."

"Chassis" in Egypt:

"Chassis" in Egypt: "This group, which forms the largest and best-organized opposition movement to the Mubarak regime, is the progenitor of Hamas and al-Qaida. It seeks Egypt’s transformation into an Islamic regime that will stand at the forefront of the global jihad." http://bit.ly/gapyAD

Often plain godless and evil

Liberals, political or theological, are often plain godless and evil. Fellowship is not possible. "The real problem is spiritual. Revisionists are those who sit in darkness, unwilling to behold a great Light. They prefer their darkness, their ambiguity, and their childishness." http://bit.ly/es7OPo

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Uncivil reality.

Uncivil reality. "In response to this topsy-turvy world, the traditional media, tenured professors, well-paid public employees, rigid ethnic and racial lobbies, unions, organized retirees, open-borders advocates and entrenched politicians all are understandably claiming that we live in an uncivil age." http://bit.ly/eqyIpc

Some light on hidden origins:

Some light on hidden origins: "We can make some inferences about Stanley Ann's childhood based on how her parents raised young Barry.  Stanley Dunham designated the purported Communist, bisexual pedophile,  Frank Marshall Davis, as Barry's mentor.  Not only was Barry left alone with Davis, but Davis and Dunham would booze and tell dirty jokes in the boy's presence.  Given the poor judgment Dunham exercised, he likely raised his daughter in the same reckless manner." http://bit.ly/fPxHLP

Reality is not lofty:

Reality is not lofty: "Michele Bachmann's alternate universe | The president was lofty. ... | The official Republican response, too, aimed high. ... | And then there was Michele Bachmann. [Her resonse] had all the altitude of a punch to the gut." http://wapo.st/eYoePC

Translation from Hokum to Alaskan:

Translation from Hokum to Alaskan: "Obama’s Message to America: The Era of Big Government is Back, Now Help Me Pay For It'"  http://on.fb.me/fiTIAl
A Churchillian combination of precision and wit (from a media dissed, but popular, brainy, good-looking, athletic, family-valued, Christian):  'He dubbed it a “Winning The Future” speech, but the title’s acronym seemed more accurate than much of the content.' ibid. http://on.fb.me/fiTIAl

Diversity uber alles?

Diversity uber alles? 'In 2009, Adm. Gary Roughead, the chief of naval operations, went so far as to say that  “diversity is the No. 1 priority” at the [Naval A]cademy. (Gee, I guess training warriors and officers is now #2).' http://bit.ly/gwSsP9
"‘What I hear is, what the enlisted people want is an officer who won’t get them killed,’ he said.” ibid. http://bit.ly/gwSsP9

Fellow anti-American?

Fellow anti-American? "Mr Obama’s eagerness to accept and endorse such gratuitous anti-American behavior will lead to a lot of trouble – sooner rather than later." http://bit.ly/fqBVmz

Stonewall Jackson

"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. ... That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." Stonewall Jackson http://bit.ly/em0rSL
"War means fighting. The business of the soldier is to fight. Armies are not called out to dig trenches, to live in camps, but to find the enemy and strike him; to invade his country, and do him all possible damage in the shortest possible time. This will involve great destruction of life and property while it lasts; but such a war will of necessity be of brief continuance, and so would be an economy of life and property in the end" Stonewall Jackson ibid. http://bit.ly/em0rSL

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rubes take over Europe's largest daily

Illiterate rubes take over Europe's largest daily newspaper. "Our US correspondents will cover the former Alaska governor throughout February in the fashion she deserves – and, moreover, other bloggers will make sure that Mrs Palin is mentioned every day, favourably or otherwise" http://bit.ly/gZk2ce

Herman Cain for president

Herman Cain for president. "Herman Cain is peerless among the long list of potential candidates -- and his impact on the field and the direction of the party will be in the direction of free enterprise, less government, and speaking with boldness" http://bit.ly/hZpqV6

Reporting truth about O's intelligence

Some beginning to report the truth about O's knowledge, intelligence & common sense. "It was as if the Bodysnatchers had gotten hold of Mr. Obama and put a sixth grader's brain in him." http://bit.ly/fJIo64
"When Mr. Obama talks about reducing the deficit, it's almost comical. The changes he proposes are so minuscule in terms of their effect on the budget that it's as if he is saying he can throw a rock to the moon." ibid. http://bit.ly/fJIo64
"For the second year running, President Obama has demonstrated that he is no world leader, and frankly has little interest at all in foreign policy." http://bit.ly/erC1tW
"In every respect, Barack Obama’s leadership is the antithesis of Ronald Reagan’s. Reagan’s leadership was driven by a fundamental belief in American greatness on the world stage and a clear vision of a superpower standing up to tyranny and threats to US security. Instead of projecting US power and values abroad, President Obama has been content to engage and appease America’s enemies, while paying scant attention to traditional allies." ibid. http://bit.ly/erC1tW

One responsible comment from Davos.

One responsible comment from Davos. “we’ve not solved this conundrum of bankers making hay when the times are good and taxpayers picking up the tab when times are bad, and that model, everyone’s got to look at it very carefully.” http://bloom.bg/fwGnKs

Teenager and shopaholic as President

So what else is new? "We have a bored teenager and shopaholic as President." http://bit.ly/f6C8wN

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A bunch of parasitical cells

Cranmer declares the truth both originally and well: "For we are not simply sacrificing foetuses to Molech, and neither are we concerned with a bunch of parasitical cells feeding off the host." http://bit.ly/gGZPKb
"After renewing the Covenant between God and His people, Josiah ‘desecrated Topheth which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to make his son or daughter pass through the fire to Molech’ (2Kgs 23:10). | The State may need another Churchill.| The Church may need another Luther. | Parliament may need another Wilberforce. | But the unborn cry out for a Josiah." ibid. http://bit.ly/gGZPKb

No Barack Obama birth certificate

Second state government insider to report this: "There is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii, absolutely no proof at all that Obama was born in Hawaii." http://bit.ly/hv2nUn

Monday, January 24, 2011

Maryland State Dessert - Smith Island Cake.

Maryland State Dessert - Smith Island Cake. Traditionally, the cake consists of eight to ten layers of yellow cake with chocolate frosting between each layer and slathered over the whole. http://bit.ly/fOfAdl Recipe: http://bit.ly/hmwwYn

Maryland flags correction

CORRECTION: Got the Calvert and Crossland banners mixed up. The Maryland flag adopted in 1904 showed the proper relation of the family crests of the father (Calvert - black and gold) and mother (Crossland - red and white - state flag of CSA regiments) of the first Lord Baltimore. The moral superiority of the Lost Cause in the eyes of the Maryland majority was shown in 1945 by the elevation of "bottony cross" of the Confederate state flag to the position of flagpole ornament above the flag. One suspects that the Crosslands were morally superior to the Calverts. This is scriptual. Father is first in honor. Mother is first in reverence. (Lev. 19:3) Ref: Flag, Maryland State http://bit.ly/esdB80

United Nations policemen actually

"Sour note at Hu fete. nypost. WASHINGTON -- Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang gave a musical shout out to America-hating patriots in his homeland when he played at the White House state dinner last week."
"The song Lang played in front of Hu and President Obama includes the verse: 'When friends are here, there is fine wine/But if the jackal comes/What greets it is the hunting rifle.'" http://nyp.st/gCpALc Us "jackal"s were United Nations policemen actually. 
"There is only one solution: don’t invite nations like China to state dinners.  Those should be reserved for countries that don’t enjoy songs about killing the “jackals” of America’s armed forces." http://bit.ly/gG9DiH Particularly those of us who were enlisted in the Great Police Action under the banner of the United Nations. 
The sovereign state of Maryland had the grace to wait for seventy-four years before officially identifying the members of the Grand Army of the Republic, including my great-grandfather, not as animals, but as disadvantaged humans: as "Northern scum" and as "minions" of the "tyrant", "despot", and "Vandal", Abraham Lincoln. -"Maryland, My Maryland" - State Song lyrics http://bit.ly/eVJVIS 
I have not checked the legislative history, but Republican reaction to FDR probably joined Democratic memories of Lincoln trampling on the Constitutional rights of Marylanders and led to bi-partisan rebukes of Federal tyranny. The state flag adopted in the thirties places the state banner of the 1st Maryland Regiment, CSA, ("black and gold at the top of the pole") above the red and white state banner of the 1st Maryland Regiment, USA.

US a failed bankrupt state?

More truth than poetry: "Britain cannot afford to be dragged down by a failed bankrupt state like America, that has lost both the moral and economic highground." (comment at) http://bit.ly/eDUaDT
By the Germans this time: "The Irish are being sacrificed like the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Cape Helles in Gallipoli," ibid http://bit.ly/eDUaDT

Deadly culpable neglect by Penna. government:

Deadly culpable neglect by Penna. government: 'As the grand jury concluded, the neglect by both DoH and DoS for “abortion patients’ safety and of Pennsylvania laws is clearly not inadvertent: It is by design.”' http://bit.ly/dT3qtL

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Repealing Obama

Freudian slips. In our hearts we know that we should impeach Obama now.  'a headline that stated that “Repealing Obama [is] the first step to fiscal sanity.” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made that argument a little more explicit in remarks yesterday to the House in which she called for the repeal of “this President.”' http://bit.ly/fx2soc

No respect for fellow Nobel laureate

Interesting tweet. “The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner holds a State Dinner for a man who has the 2010 winner under House Arrest.” http://bit.ly/dM3Gmy

The future of liberty

The future of liberty: "The United States is facing nothing so amiable and genteel as Continental-style “decline,” but something more like sliding off a cliff." http://bit.ly/i1AyO0
Insofar as the world functions at all, it’s due to the Britannic inheritance. ibid. http://bit.ly/i1AyO0

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Why leftists loathe Palin

Robin of Berkeley understands the left: "Leftists loathe Palin because she has retained something that was stripped from them years ago: a wholesomeness, a purity of heart.  People on the left despise Palin because she shines a bright light on their shame and unworthiness, which they try desperately to deny." http://bit.ly/gnRtlU

O's stomach parasites?

Intelligent minds want to know. '"Michelle is fearful he's close to a physical collapse," revealed an insider. "He appears to be wasting away. "' http://bit.ly/fT7vW2

O's Origin Obscure:

O's Origin Obscure: "[Hawaii Governor] Abercrombie did not report to the newspaper that he or the Hawaii Department of Health had found Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate. The governor only suggested his investigations to date had identified an unspecified listing or notation of Obama's birth that someone had made in the state archives." http://bit.ly/hKl8mn

Tea Party speaks:

Tea Party speaks: '“Barack Obama’s fatal mistake was that he came between me and my child’s future,” Jennifer Stefano of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, tells Zernike. “And the Republicans failed to put up a defense.”' http://bit.ly/eZvrTA

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Flaw leading to global economic debacle

Anglican Curmudgeon spotted fatal flaw leading to global economic debacle 14 months ago: "The only thing that has held the system together since the first Bretton Woods agreement is the restraint of the United States in printing paper dollars" http://bit.ly/gf4YhL

Cranmer reminds us of basics:

Cranmer reminds us of basics: "That God established an objective, moral order in creation, and continues a work of re-creation through Jesus, is a source and standard of all that it beautiful, good and true." http://bit.ly/goURrD

Monday, January 17, 2011

Biggest bubble. Biggest pop.

Biggest bubble. Biggest pop. "But the data doesn’t add up. We think we’ve experienced credit bubbles over the past few years, but China is the biggest. And yet the global economy is looking to China as not just a crutch but a springboard out of the recession. It’s crazy.” http://bit.ly/fUjcb9

Behind the multicultural curtain:

Behind the multicultural curtain: "Today the BBC took a good look at multicultural Britain – and they didn’t like what they saw." http://bit.ly/gLgiKE

Saturday, January 15, 2011

So many disastrous policies

With Slick Willie it was the scandals that were too numerous for most to follow. "It is only because the administration has pursued so many disastrous policies--government medicine, bailouts, faux stimulus, unheard-of deficits--that energy has taken a back seat." http://bit.ly/evyxyg

Left smears right

2 years. 9 incidents. Left consistently without or contrary to facts. Smears right. Details: "But as the progressive left's smear-stained recent history shows, criminalizing conservatism is a hard habit to break." http://bit.ly/hMOwQY

Lesson of history:

Lesson of history: "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable — and I think as much as the next Union man that the question of whether there is a right to violent insurrection, for political purposes, against the duly-elected government was settled for all time at the courthouse at Appomattox. But when in the course of human events — hell, you know the rest." http://bit.ly/ibacSm
'So I guess I’d be among that 28 percent. But then, so would Hobbes, and Edmund Burke for that matter. Even Louis XVI would probably put himself down as an “unsure.”' ibid. http://bit.ly/ibacSm

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tar & feather the greenies

Stop malaria. Tar & feather the greenies. "The “net” effect of these bald-faced lies is that anti-pesticide zealots are perpetuating poverty, misery, disease and death in malaria-endemic regions all over the world. Safe in offices made malaria-free by the very chemicals, technologies and prosperity they deny to others," http://bit.ly/hNYHC3
"These baby killers and their financial benefactors are violating the most basic human rights of people in poor nations: the right of access to technologies that enhance and safeguard life." ibid. http://bit.ly/hNYHC3

Call lies lies & malice malice

Hallucination? Voodoo? Magical thinking? About time we call lies lies & malice malice. Our elites have even less excuse than Hitler & Goebbels. "But after four days of voodoo and magical thinking? I don’t know. If the left can hallucinate a right-wing motive for Jared Loughner, why couldn’t the [NY] Times hallucinate an entirely different subtext for a speech?" http://bit.ly/fSI8js

Leftist lies march on

And if no facts are available. And if their heads are filled with leftist elite fantasy. We are assaulted with nothing but obvious lies for several news cycles. "When disaster strikes, journalists have to write something about it—and write it fast. That means they have to take mental shortcuts, calling up established narratives and laying them out like old wrapping paper for new and more ambiguous facts." http://bit.ly/dJpyiM

Progressives live in a fantasy world

Experience treating the minimally aware of the Berkley lunatic left leads to wisdom: "But the progressives live in a fantasy world, with Good Guys (liberals) and Bad Guys (conservatives).  They reject the ancient teachings, which teach how to live in an evil-saturated world." http://bit.ly/eb2sGy
The author quoted above "is a recovering liberal and a psychotherapist in Berkeley". ibid. http://bit.ly/eb2sGy

O imitates Chauncy Gardiner

Life imitates art: 'To his horror, he finds that that history, much like Obama's, is entirely elusive. "What do you mean, no background? [...] That's impossible -- he's a very well known man!" 'http://bit.ly/eHdIPH

Jeopardy vs IBM

The robots march on. "With that sort of computing power, Watson is able to quickly analyze natural human language, scour its roughly 200 million pages of stored content -- about 1 million books worth -- and find an answer with confidence in as little as 3 seconds." http://fxn.ws/g9cdNy

Hatred masquerading as civic virtue

This is a new McCarthyism: intolerance and hatred masquerading as civic virtue. Demonization trumps debate. The Tucson shooting reveals the totalitarian nature of the modern left: the willingness to seize upon the flimsiest pretexts to attack rivals as accomplices in mass murder - even when there is not a shred of evidence to support this view. http://bit.ly/dLqsHE

Community Organizer marches on

And ten minutes of a few words from the neighborhood medicine man. "Welcome to the era of Obama, where cheering and standing ovations, for the first time in history, became part of the Requiem for the Dead." http://bit.ly/hIB3Qe

Obama achieves more destruction

Jobs lost. Prices up. Obama achieves more destruction of US through media spin and stacked commission. Impeach now. "Besides blaming an entire industry with an impeccable safety record for BP's failure, the commission also ignores the failure of federal oversight or advance preparation for such a spill" http://bit.ly/eLFRUi

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Major defence cuts serve two purposes.

Balanced. Increases both foreign threat and domestic weakness. Impeach now. "For the President, major defence cuts serve two purposes. First, they free up funds for things important to him – such as growing the welfare state. Secondly, the cuts reduce the role of America in the world and limits America’s ability to combat threats to allies and vital interests." http://bit.ly/ecero8

OK to call him a murderer

Interesting. Putting murderers to death is the responsibility of governments. If that peace signified by the rainbow is to be maintained. Universal internal moral standards seem to agree. “I think it’s ok to call him a murderer; I don’t think it’s ok to say ‘kill him” http://bit.ly/hyszxR

Ignore the noble-sounding words

By now we should have learned to ignore what robo-O says. Pay attention to what is behind the curtain, what he and his co-conspirators are doing to the US. "By eight o’clock, his judgment was far more ambivalent, noting the coded references to what was obviously meant as a condemnation of the reckless ugliness of the Right." http://bit.ly/fEzAkS

Krauthammer on delusions

Interesting question: "The origins of Loughner's delusions are clear: mental illness. What are the origins of Krugman's?" http://wapo.st/eId5DF

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Multiculturalism: Mother of Nonsense

Multiculturalism has spawned more Socialist twaddle, lefty hogwash and politically-correct claptrap than any other single policy of the past 40 years. http://bit.ly/ihpXX2
But God forbid that you might be white, Christian and British. And the moment you say this, you’re a breath away from being racist and a closet member of the BNP. ibid. http://bit.ly/ihpXX2

Sodomy stumbles

Sodomy stumbles, then marches on: "What you heard a lot was what's the good of having a majority of gays on the [Palm Springs, Calif. city] council if they don't stick up for the community?" http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-palm-springs-20110111,0,1134776.story http://lat.ms/foeEBL

Sarah Palin on Tuscon

From a proper public statement by a proper public person: "But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible." http://on.fb.me/ecbLKX

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Left is depraved, empty

Rush: "But the left is depraved, empty, and without any political substance whatsoever,” http://bit.ly/eFkGbo

Bishop of Springfield

A favorite blogger has been approved as Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Ill.: "And before another casual and unplanned conversation with Bishop Little about a year ago, it never occurred to me to take very seriously being elected bishop of anywhere, except perhaps the planet Pluto." http://bit.ly/gJaP5Z

I saw how easy it was to kill us

While Big Sis wastes taxpayer money on ineffective and disgusting assaults on travelers. "But I can say that we'd destroy major cities like my hometown, New York. In minutes. And when I went home at night, I felt horrified, because I saw how easy it was to kill us." http://nydn.us/eZt9ru

NE Penna. politics.

Trust my little brother has retired from NE Penna. politics. Otherwise I will have to send him a bulletproof vest. "That Scott down there that's running for governor of Florida," Mr. Kanjorski [Dem-Penna-Scranton '85-'11] said. "Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. http://bit.ly/hefgro
"Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he's running for governor of Florida. He's a millionaire and a billionaire. He's no hero. He's a damn crook. It's just we don't prosecute big crooks." ibid. http://bit.ly/hefgro

Buchanan says it best:

Once again, Buchanan says it best: "Do any such dots exist in reality? Or only in the embittered minds and malevolent motives of those unreconciled to the defeat they suffered Nov. 2?" http://bit.ly/glpJLq

Monday, January 10, 2011

Public school campus speech codes unconstitutional

Campus speech codes are no longer public property inherited by unknowing public servants. The speech codes now belong to those who oversee their maintenance. And they ignore them at their own peril. http://bit.ly/fVgfKV

Pedophilia in Afghanistan

A culture & religion to be accepted as equal to our own? "The adept does not worship a God who is wholly other - YHWH of the Hebrew Bible or Jesus of the Gospels - but a younger and prettier version of himself. In that respect, pedophilia in Afghanistan may have a distinctly religious motivation." http://bit.ly/g5RHJv

Snooki wages war against Joy Behar

"Can't we all just get along?": "Snooki wages war against Joy Behar - BostonHerald.com" http://bit.ly/gpap8m

On the backs of the poor

Government - Financial Complex marches on. On the backs of the poor. "America's poorer half trapped in Depression as Wall St booms. | The US is drifting from a financial crisis to a deeper and more insidious social crisis." http://bit.ly/bkAZeo

US bankrupt

"we have to face the fact that we are bankrupt and we can't pay our bills." Not exactly the kind of thing one wants to hear if one's name is Hu Jintao. http://bit.ly/eubLMB

Bubbles Galore

You ain't seen nothin' yet! Comforting. "Bubbles Galore [in 2011] | A variety of market-shaking bubbles might inflate before our eyes -- some in asset markets, others in flawed perceptions. Here are eight." http://bit.ly/gKQ1i3

The reward for 90% Obama support

The reward for 90% Obama support. "He described deteriorating inner-city, predominantly-black communities in Chicago and Detroit. In New York, a recent study found that more than one-third of African-American men aged 16 to 24 were unemployed between early 2009 and the middle of last year." http://huff.to/fb4BBW

Fannie & Freddy will continue to kick & stomp

Having wrecked the global economy, Fannie & Freddy will continue to kick & stomp on any debris showing signs of life: "Though Republicans have won a stronger hand in Congress, their push to end Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s dominance in the mortgage market is unlikely to succeed before the 2012 elections, lawmakers and analysts said." http://bit.ly/fnUGZJ

Extreme parenting? Awesome.

Extreme parenting? Awesome. "An awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother's exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of raising her children the Chinese way." http://amzn.to/hqsY4D

Jared Loughner: Truth vs. spin

Truth vs. knee-jerk spin: "We already knew that the Tucson shooter Jared Loughner was an anti-Christian, anti-Constitution, left-wing, pro-Marx, antiflag, “quite liberal” lunatic. Today we found out that he also wanted to kill cops. Using the state-run media model, we can therefore draw two conclusions from this information: 1.) He must be a tea partyer 2.) It’s Sarah Palin’s fault" http://bit.ly/eS880o

Animal die-off panic

New hypothesis. "Technology to blame for animal die-off panic | Mass deaths [normal &] 'generally fly under the radar' but global communication sparked sinister theories" http://on.msnbc.com/hYln6e

Morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion

Good beginning. "It is morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion.  It is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to promote abortion at home or abroad." http://bit.ly/hlHONt

Facebook deal sucks so badly

Goldman marches on: "The Facebook deal sucks so badly that one of Goldman Sachs' own funds didn't want a single share of it." http://bit.ly/ifeTUo

The Fed is a humbug

For those properly prepared to know the truth: "And in any case, why should low inflation generate robust growth? Because—well, because the Fed says it will, contrary to all evidence." http://read.bi/gPP1bP

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Chinese parents understand

Full disclosure. Using one Chinese parenting principle enabled this humble inexperienced person to control. on separate occasions, two notorious children. "What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it. To get good at anything you have to work, and children on their own never want to work, which is why it is crucial to override their preferences." http://on.wsj.com/epbb6i
"This often requires fortitude on the part of the parents because the child will resist; things are always hardest at the beginning, which is where Western parents tend to give up. But if done properly, the Chinese strategy produces a virtuous circle. Tenacious practice, practice, practice is crucial for excellence; rote repetition is underrated in America. Once a child starts to excel at something—whether it's math, piano, pitching or ballet—he or she gets praise, admiration and satisfaction. This builds confidence and makes the once not-fun activity fun. This in turn makes it easier for the parent to get the child to work even more. ibid. http://on.wsj.com/epbb6i

Atheist Hymnal

Great video. "Atheist Hymnal | May their souls be saved" - Steve Martin via Ldot http://bit.ly/gKRGxH

Ideology still trumps reality in California

California still dreamin': "Jerry Brown is a big-government liberal – and right now, California desperately needs to move in the direction of New Jersey (especially given current Governor Chris Christie’s success at cutting government spending), and not in the direction of Greece. | But ideology still trumps reality in California," http://bit.ly/fmBeeB

Trust Facebook friends are smarter than Myspace friends & will call the men in the white coats when my weirdness goes from sociopathic to psychotic. "I don't know might have caused him to change, but from the way he was talking to me on Myspace... you can see. It was just questions and questions and random, weird questions that didn't go together, [...] He wanted to know everything... He would just trip out. I don't know why it didn't jump out at me, like, 'Hey, something's wrong." http://abcn.ws/dGbWdJ
Canary in the coal mine. Acceptance of training innocents as suiciders and casual termination of the unborn makes the zeitgeist highly toxic. "He said something about strapping a bomb to the fetus and making a baby bomber," http://abcn.ws/dGbWdJ

Etiology of paranoid mind control delusion

Etiology of paranoid mind control delusion. | The Arizona shooter seems to have suffered from paranoia of the mind control type. It seems to me that this syndrome is more common than most realize. Its origin, I believe, is properly described as inversion of the attachment / nurturing natural emotional bonds as described in developmental psychology. 
Particularly by John Bowlby, who notes inversion, but, to my knowledge, has not explained the specific etiology of paranoid mind control. | The nurturing instinct is powerful in all, at all ages. It is so common, that, unlike sexual instincts, we do not notice it except where it is appropriate. Inadequate parents may induce, through attachment behavior, highly inappropriate nurturing sentiments in their children because of the lack of emotional nurture in their own childhoods. The child experiences this as a mysterious interference with their normal thoughts and emotions. Advertisers and politicians are adept at using attachment behavior to induce nurturing behavior, to their advantage, in an unsuspecting public. Those who have been similiarly ripped off in childhood invent theories, such as being controlled by radio receivers implanted  in teeth, to explain the phenomena and to combat the perpetrators. Such combat is generally ineffective. But can, at times, lead to assassination.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

A saintly glow

Obama reportedly envious: "Khamenei – The Patron Saint of Bomb Makers | The killer regime in Iran recently installed a special lighting system in Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s car to make this old goat look like he has a saintly glow." http://bit.ly/h4NOfb

Lots of Dem & media pants on fire:

Lots of Dem & media pants on fire: "Of all the claims deployed in favor of ObamaCare, and there are many, the most preposterous is that a new open-ended entitlement will somehow reduce the budget deficit. Insure 32 million more people, and save money too! The even more remarkable spectacle is that Washington seems to be taking this claim seriously in advance of the House's repeal vote next week. Some things in politics you just can't make up. http://on.wsj.com/enrEIu

Impeachment is for offenses in governance

Nonsense. Impeachment is for offenses in governance, not criminal offenses. Egregious mal-, mis-, and/or non-feasance in office characterize impeachable. high crimes and misdemeanors. Obama topped the impeachable list after the first month or two in office. "Impeaching judges to redress political grievances would trigger a political circus that would paralyze government and undermine courts." http://wapo.st/f9eeK5
Defying the moral position of the people is malfeasance not politics. "Last fall, Iowa voters ousted three high-court justices over a unanimous 2009 ruling permitting same-sex marriage. But the organizers behind that effort don't want to stop there - they've vowed to impeach and remove the court's four remaining justices, who weren't up for election in November." ibid. http://wapo.st/f9eeK5

The absolute stupidity of "cash for clunkers":

The absolute stupidity of "cash for clunkers": "In Europe, few question government intervention in industry or hold government accountable. In the U.S., as the tea party has shown, even if government doesn’t care about accountability, the citizenry does. And to that I say, Vive la différence!" http://bit.ly/ejX73V

Beer scams at Seatle NFL games

Trust that Philadelphia fans are sufficiently vigilant to prevent such gross malpractice at their games. "Imagine how much extra cash Seattle fans will shell out for large-sized beers to kill the pain of the impending blowout, only to receive paltry small-sizers instead. [Video demonstration of scam.] | Has the American dream really come to this, my friends? Maybe China’s world domination won’t be so bad after all. http://bit.ly/dM2gkE
Update: "The scandal deepens! [Many beer varieties near expensive seats. Only one mediocre brand elsewhere]" ibid. http://bit.ly/dM2gkE

Last of the iron men was from my high school

Once when Eagles made the playoffs, I gave Bob's mother an Eagles hat for Christmas because of her excellent Chuck Bednarik imitation. She had spent several years in Bethlehem, Penna., and had the South side accent down perfectly. Full disclosure: I attended the same high school as Bednarik. His sister-in-law was in one of my classes. For those with short memories: Bednarik was the last of the NFL's iron men: "chuck bednarik - Google Search" http://bit.ly/gr9YUk

Krauthammer on Constitutionalism

Constitutionalism as a guiding political tendency will require careful and thoughtful development, as did jurisprudential originalism. But its wide appeal and philosophical depth make it a promising first step to a conservative future. http://wapo.st/eVBbte

"Nobody here but us Bolsheviks":

"Nobody here but us Bolsheviks": "[White House Press Secretary Gibbs] hasn’t heretofore demonstrated much literary flair (unless one counts some of his priceless tweets and official “Statements by the Press Secretary,” which can, on his best days, be reminiscent of Tolstoy in the original Russian)." http://bit.ly/gtVgmC

Friday, January 07, 2011

Known truth about CBO estimates:

Known truth about CBO estimates: 'So, what CBO cannot do is tell you “we’re not going to count the budget gimmicks that are in this legislation.” They just have to estimate the bill as it’s written, with all the gimmicks included.' http://bit.ly/hW1wyH

Clear choice:

Clear choice: 'The country [has] a clear choice between Obama’s “debt ruin” [and] “American exceptionalism.”' http://bit.ly/ifCGDN

Insane and/or rotten

Insane and/or rotten: Of course, anyone who believes that covering 30 million more people with health insurance would save taxpayers money is a complete nutcase in the first place. What fools. http://bit.ly/fggPct

Obamacare misery recognized

It begins. "In 2010, the Democrats passed ObamaCare by a 7 vote margin. In 2011, the Republicans passed the bill to repeal ObamaCare with a 55 vote margin. In each case, one side of the vote was bi-partisan. In both cases, the bi-partisan vote was against ObamaCare." http://bit.ly/fewS72

YWCA in UK now Platorm 51

The Young Women's Christian Association in the UK is to drop all four words from its historic name to rebrand itself ‘Platform 51’. Sounds a bit like where you might find Paddington Bear. Or where Jack Worthing was abandoned in a handbag. http://bit.ly/i0qXXF

A star is born:

A star is born: "A new addition to the Leipzig Zoo has yet to be seen by the public, but that hasn't stopped her from becoming a star. Heidi, a young cross-eyed opossum, is shaping up to be the most popular furry critter in Germany since Knut the celebrity polar bear." http://bit.ly/hwkDTp

"anyone could shoot you."'

Islam marches on. 'Once, when a teacher suggested no book can be perfect, the boy asked if that included Islam's holy book, the Quran. That sparked a candid class discussion about religion. But in today's Pakistan, Muqtida Mansoor said he would never dare to ask the question in public. | After all, "anyone could shoot you."' http://bit.ly/e2GXbu

Root cause of debacle:

Root cause of debacle: "Nevertheless, the dedicated socialistic nihilists of George Soros' ilk have gained power over what was once the Democratic Party, forcing it to "move on" to wreck private enterprise and redistribute America's wealth to the rest of the world." http://bit.ly/h5ubTw
Life-threatening and worsening economic condition. "The reality of our national condition dictates that we stop mincing words.  [...] Our free-enterprise economy is seriously ill and suffering from bad medicine." ibid. http://bit.ly/h5ubTw

Money near terminally ill.

Money near terminally ill. "The international monetary system set up at Bretton Woods in 1944 is on the verge of breaking down. It could still be saved by heroic measures, especially if these were taken in the United States. They would include an immediate slash in projected government expenditures, an immediate balancing of the budget, and a halt in any further increase in the stock of money." http://bit.ly/ggiai1

Marching toward the precipice. "But in the present political and ideological atmosphere, these measures are very unlikely. | Parallel measures are even more unlikely in Britain or in France." ibid. http://bit.ly/ggiai1

Changing jihad-friendly libel laws

Truth about Islam has been often obscured by oil-funded jihadist bullies using British libel law. "Libel laws in many countries, including the U.S., generally require plaintiffs to prove a published article was both false and written maliciously. In Britain, the burden of proof falls on the defendant to demonstrate what it published was true." http://n.pr/hIPpgm

No course change for Titanic.

No course change for Titanic. "The program has been criticized by Republicans in Congress and some Fed officials who contend it will do little to help the economy and could hurt it by unleashing inflation and speculative buying on Wall Street." http://bit.ly/hyK88f

Chicago lightweight replaces lightweights with heavy:

Chicago lightweight replaces Chicago & other lightweights with big time Chicago heavy: "Obama mouthpiece Robert Gibbs was forced out by new henchman William Daley – Telegraph Blogs" http://bit.ly/fNA4XA

Post-Obama racial divide:

Post-Obama racial divide: "The new data show that white voters not only strongly preferred Republican House and Senate candidates but also registered deep disappointment with President Obama’s performance, hostility toward the cornerstones of the current Democratic agenda, and widespread skepticism about the expansive role for Washington embedded in the party’s priorities. On each of those questions, minority voters expressed almost exactly the opposite view from whites." http://bit.ly/hIBFXg

No security from gov homeland & transportation "Security"

Big government marches on. "But year in, year out, they continue to grow faster and cost more -- presumably because Americans think they are being protected from terrorism by all that spending. Yet there is no evidence whatsoever that the agencies are making Americans any safer." http://bit.ly/havuLp
Pork marches on. "DHS serves only one clear purpose: to provide unimaginable bonanzas for favored congressional districts around the United States, most of which face no statistically significant security threat at all." ibid. http://bit.ly/havuLp

Obama's lawlessness:

Obama's lawlessness: "But at times he goes completely astray and obeys only those ‘middle-of-the-night’ voices that compel him to be arbitrary and do it 'his way.'" http://bit.ly/fcDLKy
All of them channeling Karl Marx actually: "Well for two years while he had control over the United States Congress he was at least pictured to be compliant with the whims of Pelosi and Reid, but secretly they also had to be in concert with whomever it is that runs his complicated mind.  (George Soros perhaps?)" ibid. http://bit.ly/fcDLKy
Impeach now. 'Acting “outside [his] constitutional authority” by “affirmatively thwarting the express will of the Congress” when he issued “an executive order promising to give (the International Monetary Fund) $140 billion for redistribution to Third World countries.”' ibid. http://bit.ly/fcDLKy

Muslims have ‘not integrated properly’

Evil ideology not easy to live with. "A poll by France’s Le Monde newspaper also found a majority in both [France & Germany] believe Muslims have ‘not integrated properly’. Le Monde ran the results under a headline which brands efforts to get different religious communities to live side by side as a ‘failure’." http://bit.ly/gW386g

50 of 56 Muslim

Islam marches on. "56 people were convicted of sex crimes against children. Of those, three were white and 53 Asian - 50 of them Muslim and most British Pakistani. Most of the victims have been white, although in one city several Bangladeshi Muslim girls were also abused." http://bit.ly/glgZdO

Sarkozy & Middle East wickedness

Those with backbone use words like "wicked" & "evil" properly. "We cannot accept and thereby facilitate what looks more and more like a particularly wicked programme of cleansing in the Middle East, religious cleansing," [French president Sarkozy] said in an annual New Year's address to religious leaders.' http://bit.ly/gxfNQC

Dog-friendly movie theatre

Even Sweden can't get everything wrong: "The dog-friendly movie theatre kicked off on Thursday afternoon at 1pm with a screening of the film Marmaduke, which features a Great Dane in the lead role and was released last year." http://bit.ly/fTeSM1

"Let's roll!" or "Let's roll over.":

"Let's roll!" or "Let's roll over.": 'It says a lot for America's rampant "Islamophobia" that it boils down to a dispute over the appropriate distance a triumphalist mosque should be from the burial site of 3,000 infidels slain in the name of Islam.' http://bit.ly/hQjMXE

Global Stealth Inflation

Global economic debacle marches on. "The price of food and petroleum isn’t so much rising as the price of dollars, euros, yen, and renminbi is dropping. The financial crisis, the continuing fiscal incontinence of the U.S. and European governments, and the global attempt to stimulate our way out of our recent economic troubles has undermined confidence [...] in government-issued currencies, which have no inherent value." http://bit.ly/gBCvL8

Cuba goes capitalist

As US goes communist, Cuba goes capitalist. "As part of the [proposed] economic reforms [Raul] Castro also announced a significant growth of the private sector; the government plans to issue some 180 licenses for small- and medium-sized businesses. By 2015 hopes 50 percent of the country's five million-strong work force will be in the private sector, compared to [20%] at present." http://bit.ly/dHgtKT

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Islam vs. established law & order

Islam marches on: Even so-called moderate Muslim scholars praised 26-year-old Mumtaz Qadri for allegedly killing Punjab province Gov. Salman Taseer on Tuesday in a hail of gunfire while he was supposed to be protecting him as a bodyguard. Qadri later told authorities he acted because of Taseer's vocal opposition to blasphemy laws that order death for those who insult Islam. http://on.msnbc.com/hS3MmO

Life in most populous Islamic majority country:

Life in most populous Islamic majority country: "Beatings, intimidation, burnings and rape are so commonplace that they are considered the norm, with few victims ever bothering to lodge complaints," http://bit.ly/fe5vjX

No bacon at Australian KFC unit

Religion of peace marches on: '"I'm gonna [%%%%] break your head bro," he says to the person filming as he is led around the corner out of sight.' Video. http://bit.ly/eJxM5C

Big Government Trampled Golf Couses

Big government marches on: 'Under the headline of “Sacramento on the Mediterranean,” Mark Steyn links to a Wall Street Journal article on why “Building a golf course in Greece is a byzantine process:” http://bit.ly/dOtbNZ
'While I don’t know what the golf courses are like in fiscally and morally bankrupt Sacramento, I do know that Thomas Sowell wrote a great piece back in early 2007 on San Francisco’s numerous municipal golf courses, or as he put it, “Par for the Big-Government Course:”' ibid. http://bit.ly/dOtbNZ

Human ingenuity leads to lower prices

Common sense. "falling prices are a natural byproduct of human ingenuity. Print money to resist the decline, and the next thing you know there's a bubble." http://bit.ly/hOooUd

Missing cat posters illegal

Wookie still unavailable for comment. "A man was threatened with a £1,000 fine for displaying posters of his missing cat on trees and lampposts in Bedford." http://bbc.in/fmyxVV
Full disclosure: A few decades ago the counter-revolutionaries took action against the rulers of the then People's Republic of Takoma Park. "Nuke the rats!" was surreptitiously posted in protest of extreme anti-nuke and pro-rat policies. (The Soviet Union was put on notice that nuclear weapons using Takoma Park air space (space space?) to attack Washington would violate a city ordinance. Frederick County objected openly to the projected transfer of humanely trapped rats to their supposedly "rural" jurisdiction.) I surreptitiously posted notices of a Tet Offensive Victory Anniversary celebration. Used tape rather than nails and no trees. Celebration called off. A tribute to media spin. Walter Cronkite and other military experts had yanked defeat out of the jaws of victory.

Baldness could be a thing of the past

Science marches on: "If researchers can find a way to kick-start the dormant stem cells and thus regenerate the progenitor cells, baldness could be a thing of the past. [...] Any treatment is still  years away. Until then, simple self-acceptance is the best way to go." http://bit.ly/gfRIEv
"Why is there no hair on the top of your head, grandpa?" | "Does grass grow on a busy street?" | "Oh. I see. It can't get up through the cement."

Romanian witches face taxation

Rapacious, desperate governments living dangerously: "This law is foolish. What is there to tax, when we hardly earn anything?" she said by telephone Wednesday. "The lawmakers don't look at themselves, at how much they make, their tricks; they steal and they come to us asking us to put spells on their enemies." http://yhoo.it/fupt3Z

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Washington Farewell Address

"It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?" http://bit.ly/haAqQE

John Henry Newman advances toward Roman sainthood

Providential, not miraculous, I believe. But okay with me. Newman was an important 19th century cultural influence. "Deacon Jack Sullivan, whose severe spinal condition was miraculously cured after he prayed to Cardinal Newman, said the girl’s mother called him after [Newman's beatification] to say her daughter’s pain had suddenly disappeared." http://bit.ly/hnmylr
John Henry Newman Quotes - BrainyQuote http://bit.ly/fxIJeU

In 2011 we'll get to choose our last supper.

Spin-free common sense. "Thing is, you can’t have a 60+% homeownership rate, facing more mayhem after home prices already fell 30%, and then expect your society to keep humming along, or even recover. 2010 has been all about delay of execution. In 2011 we'll get to choose our last supper." http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-1-2011-us-housing-story-of-2011.html http://bit.ly/e0zCzc
Just common sense. "We think that more than 20% [home price decline] is in the cards just because of the bubble coming back to earth; we think 40% is certain because of the bubble bursting, and we think 80%+ will then happen because the bursting bubble will take the entire financial system down with it. Pretty simple really." ibid http://bit.ly/e0zCzc
Finance bigs united in lawlessness: "Most if not all US foreclosures are illegal, and all [Mortgage-Backed Securities] are [actually] unsecured debt that the issuers will have to buy back - to the tune of 7 trillion or so. Which entirely dooms the main US banks." ibid. http://bit.ly/e0zCzc

50% of clergy abuse settlements fraudulent?

Class action lawyers march on. "One retired F.B.I. agent who worked with me to investigate many claims in the Clergy Cases told me, in his opinion, about ONE-HALF of the claims made in the Clergy Cases were either entirely false or so greatly exaggerated that the truth would not have supported a prosecutable claim for childhood sexual abuse" http://bit.ly/fqdQJ5

Energy rationing by feds

Drill, baby. Drill. "If the Obama administration and Congress would allow the industry access to domestic oil and natural gas reserves, the United States would get the energy it needs, create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and the government would add more than $1.7 trillion to its coffers." http://bit.ly/fmDWag

2050 looking good, if ...

Facebook friends in agriculture also sitting pretty. "As superpowers of world food output, the US and Canada are sitting pretty." http://bit.ly/f4DxWe
'HSBC admits that it economic projections are based on a "rather rosy scenario"' ibid. http://bit.ly/f4DxWe

Obama returns to run the country

Ldot pic of the day: "Pre-tanned, rested and ready. Obama returns to run the country." http://bit.ly/9YF0gj

"The Crypto of the Narcissus"

Decades ago I suggested to Wash. Post editors that "crypto" be substituted with footnote referring the young to parents for explanations. "New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the N-word" http://bit.ly/gOytsP
Unable to resolve application of my notion to Conrad. "The Crypto of the Narcissus" upsets alphabetic indexing.

World food prices rose to a record

Massive hidden uncollectable debt leads to starvation and riot and tyranny and war. "World food prices rose to a record in December on higher sugar, grain and oilseed costs, the United Nations said, exceeding levels reached in 2008 that sparked deadly riots from Haiti to Egypt." http://bit.ly/hObJQb

Origins of all us lunatic fringe-ers

Great explanation of origins of all us lunatic fringe-ers: "All you need is an initial idea. Then you invent an NGO to fight this threat. Then you  manipulate the media in order to control the shape of the myth. By this time, anyone disagreeing with the mythical threat will be considered mad." http://bit.ly/dYr6iW

Valerie Jarrett is left standing

Wrong foot already. Valerie Jarrett is left standing. "There were tensions between the senior staff in its last incarnation - Emanuel, Jarrett and Axelrod all had their differences - and officials are worried about starting the new team off on the wrong foot." http://wapo.st/gIlCc7
Her advocates say she is the only thing standing between Obama and a tight network of men entrenched in the political culture - and the only one looking out for Obama's interests, rather than her own." ibid. pg. 3 http://wapo.st/hVf58r

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Repeal of Obamacare online

Repeal of Obamacare online: "112TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. __ To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010". http://bit.ly/hUeyl3

Top Five Things Obama Has Done to Raise Gasoline Prices

"Top Five Things Obama Has Done to Raise Gasoline Prices | Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less | American Solutions" http://bit.ly/g6kqyb

Year of the Awakening

"The Year of the Awakening has started when [Ultimate Fighting] Champ (and doctor) Jacob Volkmann looks forward to a match with Barry and states that ‘someone has to knock some sense into that idiot‘. Un-frakkin-believable.  You gotta love Minnesotans, (and how long before Big Sis throws his ass in the gulag?)" http://bit.ly/dVkqap

US embracing Marxism.

Interesting. US embracing Marxism. Russia & Cuba deserting Marxism. "Meanwhile, the Obama Administration continues to expand government. At least 25,000 federal employees were hired since Obama moved into the White House." http://bit.ly/fJEPcn

Obama leads big retreat

Obama leads big retreat from US moral responsibility toward mankind: "AMERICA GETS PUNKED… Russians Say START Treaty Covers Antimissile Defense Systems | The Gateway Pundit" http://bit.ly/dFc1pa

Anti-semitism marches on.

Anti-semitism marches on. "Menachem M. Stern’s lawsuit argues the Army is discriminating against him because it has waived the “no-beard” rule for several Sikhs and a Muslim, but not for him. Advocates hope the case, if successful, will pave the way for more bearded rabbis to become chaplains and minister to historically underserved Jewish soldiers." http://bit.ly/g9mtYo

Daniel Hannan, directly addressing Gordon Brown

US counterpart of this needed in 2011: "Video of the Year: Daniel Hannan, directly addressing Gordon Brown at the EU Parliament, which became famous in early 2010..." http://bit.ly/gAgoS9

Handling disagreements:

Handling disagreements: "What happened next is hard to describe…except if you have the idea that organising a flower festival is a nice peaceful activity, then forget it." http://bit.ly/fLDLjl

The fruits of theological neutering:

The fruits of theological neutering: "The contrast in behaviour between the London and Bristol demonstrators surely contains a powerful message in itself: since the advent of the permissive society in the 1960s and the replacement of Christian values with the ideology of political correctness, our country has become significantly less law-abiding, courteous, civil, and thankful for the God-given privilege of living in a Parliamentary democracy." http://bit.ly/fdT272

Gospel alive in UK

Praise the Lord! "For Christians in Britain today, this is a great moment to be alive and serving God. Our country, which has seen a long and painful decay of faith, is once again a mission field. People are hungry for the good news of God's love." http://bit.ly/eKlw0C

Monday, January 03, 2011

Card companies are mocking Obama

[Evil] card companies are mocking Obama and Joe Biden. | Here’s a birthday card that is selling in St. Louis. The outside has a picture of the president and vice president. http://bit.ly/fa4AA4

Profitable people vs. placemen

“Tax revenue comes from people who are working, people who are profitable. It does not come from raising tax rates,” http://bit.ly/hGy4fm

Jihad targets Coptic churches and strikes

Jihad marches on. "The group mentioned names of many churches to be targeted, including the Coptic Christian Saints Church in Alexandria, which was bombed on Saturday." http://bit.ly/gMLde1

Our biggest war:

Our biggest war: "In 2010 over 100 police officers were murdered in the Mexican town of Juarez alone, where the drug-related death toll exceeded 3,100 during that same 12-month span." http://bit.ly/gAzdJw

Worst jobs president

Impeach now! "Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression. And, he really could care less. He’s already implementing new job-killing policies through the EPA to further destroy the economy." http://bit.ly/gzlXlY

Gloomy 2011 economic predictions

The good news: "Norway will sail on serenely. | Happy New Year." http://bit.ly/f4y9RX

Foggy origin of O

Stopping the spin: "The truth is that the storied little family never lived together.  Any fact that blew the storyline could have derailed Obama's candidacy before it got going.  Expect the Abercrombie fuss to just sort of fade away." http://bit.ly/i2E6ut
My money is on Frank Marshall Davis as natural father. "Although the president was likely born in the United States, he may not have been born in Hawaii, he may not have been born in August 1961, he may not have been the son of Barack Sr., or he may have simply been listed as "white" on his birth certificate." ibid. http://bit.ly/i2E6ut

No compromise with evil

Some of the defenders of Tobruk are hearing the sound of pipes playing 'Scotland the Brave': "But mainly, destroying, ridiculing, and exposing the multitudinous liberal lies and honking hypocrisies from the Hope & Change wizards is more fun than burning ants for me." http://bit.ly/gecWm7

Greet newcomers

"We can’t change the world overnight. But we can change our neighborhoods today. The Recipe has been around for ages. We just have to keep sharing it with others." http://bit.ly/ew02GI

A gentle no. I

A gentle no. I. Some of my Facebook friends might find a supply of gentle ways of saying no particularly and frequently useful. Such as:
"It would never work out, Tom. We come from two completely different tiers of the upper middle class."

Get tons of impeachment evidence

Gathering sworn testimony proving tons of high crimes and misdemeanors is the only important & urgent priority in this effort. "GOP to scrutinize Obama's feats" http://bit.ly/griEQm

Governments grab private pensions

Put not your trust in chariots: "Hungary, Poland, and three other nations take over citizens' pension money to make up government budget shortfalls." http://bit.ly/eZQO4i

She was too Westernized

Jihad marches on: "PHOENIX — A homicide case that drew attention to so-called honor killings moves into the trial phase this month for an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because he believed she was too Westernized." http://on.msnbc.com/fRlAQN

Anything soft stops a fall

"Garbage pile saves Vangelis (Angelo) Kapatos, 26, who tried to commit suicide in midtown " http://nydn.us/g6v7nn | Interesting. A manure pile saved city imperial regency victims of the 2nd Defenestration of Prague. (Better planning at the 1st Defenestration of Prague led to city councilors being impaled on the upright pikes of the defenestration conspiracy.)  http://bit.ly/hfCGr2
More a theological (post-biblical miracles) than political difference, one trusts: "Roman Catholic Imperial officials claimed that the three men survived due to the mercy of angels assisting the righteousness of the Catholic cause. Protestant pamphleteers asserted that their survival had more to do with the horse excrement in which they landed than the benevolent acts of the angels." ibid. http://bit.ly/hfCGr2

Literally filthy actually:

Literally filthy actually: 'There is nothing "good" or "holy" about anal sex. [Christians] must remain vigilant and keep telling the truth even if it means being screamed at' http://bit.ly/guV1mv
"Gay is okay" is the real anti-gay hate: 'What "known falsehoods" are [Christians] spreading...that anal sex is dangerous to your health, that more gay men commit suicide than straight men? That they have higher incidences of alcoholism and depression than straight folk? It was homosexuals in the Catholic priesthood (men having sex with young men aged 11-17), not pedophiles, as is falsely reported, that has brought down cardinals, bishops and sent dioceses into bankruptcy,' ibid. http://bit.ly/guV1mv
Freedom vs. protected self-destruction: "If free speech and free religion rights of Christian chaplains and troops are not protected, then the military is not ready to certify or implement [letting gays out of the closet], and will quickly begin to persecute good people of Christian conscience." ibid. http://bit.ly/guV1mv
Spin marches on: "the highly funded, well-oiled gay PR machine did a brilliant job conning the masses into believing that their behavior, which shortens men's lives and can cause premature death, has worked its way into the warp and woof of American culture" ibid. http://bit.ly/guV1mv

Go, Issa, go:

Go, Issa, go: 'Mr. Issa suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House should hire more accountants — not lawyers — to deal with requests for information from the Republican-led House. He said it's "more of an accounting function than a legal function." He also said the White House should look at wasteful spending, not the GOP, as the enemy.' http://bit.ly/f6n3Pz

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Ineptitude? Sedition?

Ineptitude? Sedition? Hard to tell. 'If Holder was unable to confront Wikileaks on the basis of terrorism, he should have found another solution—for instance, confronting those involved as criminals, Issa (R-Calif.) said on "Fox News Sunday." | "Otherwise the world is laughing at this paper tiger we've become,"' said Issa, http://bit.ly/f5lxMB

Increased taxpayer liabilities by six trillion dollars;

Big government marches on: "This act increased taxpayer liabilities by six trillion dollars; however, the news was lost in the holiday cheer.  This is one instance in a broader campaign to manipulate the public perception, gradually depriving us of independent thought." http://bit.ly/gbUChm
And at the center of it all were Fannie and Freddie bribing officials, committing fraud, dominating private-sector competition, and expanding to a six-trillion-dollar debacle.  The fact that these facts are dismissed as propaganda shows just how divorced from reality our "news" has become. ibid. http://bit.ly/gbUChm

African-American National Anthem.

Interesting. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" is, by the hand of Providence, the great African-American National Anthem. Kwanzaa is, of course, "wobbly": "Ivy Burch, left, and Stafford Berry, both of the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble in Durham, hold up some wobbly Kwanzaa candles for safety during the anthem, 'Lift Every Voice and Sing.'" http://bit.ly/eGXKoY
Lift every voice and sing, / 'Til earth and heaven ring, / Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; / Let our rejoicing rise / High as the listening skies, / Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. / Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, / Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; / Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, / Let us march on 'til victory is won.

Stony the road we trod, / Bitter the chast'ning rod, / Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; / Yet with a steady beat, / Have not our weary feet / Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? / We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, / We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, / Out from the gloomy past, / 'Til now we stand at last / Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years, / God of our silent tears, / Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; / Thou who has by Thy might / Led us into the light, / Keep us forever in the path, we pray. / Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, / Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee; / Shadowed beneath Thy hand, / May we forever stand, / True to our God, / True to our native land. http://bit.ly/e14Ysx
White folks, doing the best they can: "'SBHS Jazz Choir singing the black National Anthem. We're all white' YouTube - Black National Anthem http://bit.ly/fp8BSB

Serious Christians have the same problem

Serious Christians have the same sort of problem as a certain serious nation: "Begin, his composure regained, smiled at him, the smile not reaching his eyes. “The story of our people is very much a tale of having to defend ourselves against bouts of irrationality and hysteria. It happens in every generation.”' http://bit.ly/fIDOO3
“No, Madame, not Auschwitz. We asked you to bomb the railway lines leading to Auschwitz. In the summer of 1944, Eichmann was transporting to their deaths a hundred thousand Hungarian Jews a week along those lines to Auschwitz.” ibid. http://bit.ly/fIDOO3
“The settlements, sir, are not an obstacle to peace. The Arabs refused to make peace before there was a single settlement anywhere. No Palestinian Arab sovereignty has ever existed in the biblical provinces of Judea and Samaria, where most of the new settlements are located, hence the Geneva Convention does not apply. Besides, we are building the settlements on state-owned, not Arab-owned land. Their construction is an assertion of our basic historic rights, not to speak of their critical importance to our national security.” ibid. http://bit.ly/fIDOO3

‘Mind Your Own’ campaign

As we say on this side of the pond, "Don't tread on me!": "Today's invasion of privacy will be tomorrow's loss of liberty. And so the ‘Mind Your Own’ campaign is hereby officially launched today upon His Grace’s blog. There is even a Facebook Group dedicated to the cause (please join and 'like'!)." http://bit.ly/hUEPJY

"And so it was established, if a little yodically, that the Jedi population of the United Kingdom numbers 390,127. But this campaign was a typically benign and uniquely British response to the sort of skirmish by the state which in France would bring the protesting hordes onto the streets baying for blood." ibid. http://bit.ly/hUEPJY

Top 5 technology predictions for 2011

Top 5 technology predictions for 2011 - Telegraph http://bit.ly/e0C6D9

Only really urgent job

Actually, the first and only really urgent job is to constitutionally remove the keystone, our president, from office. The rest will collapse, largely of its own weight. "Rolling back Obamacare will be at the top of many to-do lists for 2011, but a far more significant power grab is underway at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and blocking it should be the first priority of incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton." http://bit.ly/h6eYIy

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Save 30% for taxpayers

Save 30% for taxpayers, health and life for some citizens. "Let the snow-choked streets of New York be a lesson for the rest of the nation: It's time to put the Big Chill on Big Labor-run municipal services." http://bit.ly/hMjKem

This world's last best hope

This world's last best hope. "In short, a nation's health is not gauged by bouts of recession and self-doubt, but by its time-honored political, economic, military and social foundations. A temporarily ill-seeming America is nevertheless still growing, stable, multiethnic, transparent, individualistic, self-critical and meritocratic; almost all of its apparently healthy rivals in fact are not." http://bit.ly/fSHZxV

Lessons from Vick, etc.

Lessons from Vick, etc. "Before you go out and start committing crimes," Taibbi writes, "it's important to first make sure you're at least slightly better than the 30 or 40 guys the team's assistant GM could instantly pull off some practice squad to replace you. Otherwise you will become fodder for the team's zero-tolerance discipline policy. Conversely, if you're awesome, the line will be, 'There've been some bumps in the road, but hopefully he's learned from that.'" http://bit.ly/frt7WJ

Close to the falls

Happy New Year! But not, perhaps, for those who trust in chariots. "This June, the stimulus money runs out, and as housing prices continue to fall across America, property tax revenue will fall. The Feds are about to stop bailing out the states, and the states, on shortening rations, will stop bailing out counties, cities and towns. We may be closer to the falls than we imagine." http://bit.ly/dZakKN

2011 marks the 400th anniversary

2011 marks the 400th anniversary of "the single most important publication in whole of history: it was the book which laid the foundations of the United Kingdom" and her North American & antipodal cousins, and her Commonwealth and her Communion. http://bit.ly/h9ciBD
"Yet there is something of the majesty and grandeur of God Himself in this translation: its cadences are poetic perfection and its vocabulary is a breath away from divinity. Coming during the life of Shakespeare, in the years immediately following his greatest tragedies and his richest poetry, one senses the imprimatur of the Bard himself upon the heavenly spark of Godhead." ibid. http://bit.ly/h9ciBD
"The truth is that the KJV is good enough for any English speaker, more majestic than any other version, and that it is a foundation of the English-speaking world more than even Shakespeare is. How this astonishing book came to be composed is Adam Nicolson's story in _God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible_ (HarperCollins). It is a successful account of how diverse personalities, European history, and religious fashions produced a timeless classic." http://amzn.to/gLrqtm

Selecting bishops in CofE

Includes great video explaining present method of selecting bishops. "Will A Conservative-led coalition really move to disestablish the Church of England?" http://bit.ly/eyUtja

Living constitution marches on

Liberal domination of education & journalism bears interesting fruit: "Nearly half of the American people – some 42 percent — believe that the communist phrase “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is part of [the Bill of Rights]. Karl Marx has morphed into James Madison in the mind of the American people." http://bit.ly/hng9H3

Roll back cultural degeneracy

Roll back cultural degeneracy Starting with constitutional expulsion of our president from office. Then the rest of hippie morality. "The liberals do what they feel, destroy our culture, and academia steps in to explain it away." http://bit.ly/dRvBEV
Bring back the nifty fifties. Happy days. Ike quietly reminding Chinese of our nuclear arsenal. Ike massively expelling illegal aliens. Huge US military build up. The noble dog, Checkers. Republican cloth coats.

A true characterization of our president:

Stumbling into a true characterization of our president: "Our greatness is simply a fact. Only the churlish or malevolent can deny it, or even get irked at its assertion." http://bit.ly/e3XzLB
'Adam Smith's formula for prosperity: "peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice."' ibid. http://bit.ly/e3XzLB

"Good"? According to Obama? Or according to the moral compass supplied to all by the Creator?. "Obama will 'work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room" http://bit.ly/gvEKN7
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" http://bit.ly/elwnJe

"Forward" toward what?

"Forward" toward what? Goals are antithetical. Marxism vs. Freedom. "President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans must work together in the new year and share responsibility for moving the country forward." http://yhoo.it/f8zboO

Destruction of medical research begins

Destruction of world's most effective medical research begins: "New taxes on drug makers, lower prescription-drug costs for seniors and restrictions on tax-free medical spending accounts are among a slate of health-law provisions that kick in Saturday." http://on.wsj.com/dEt5i7

Wars & rumors of wars:

Wars & rumors of wars: '[North Korea']s military is ready for "prompt, merciless and annihilatory action" against its enemies.' http://yhoo.it/h3qf8b

Next trip to China

Be sure to avoid these on your next trip to China: "The infected apps included repackaged versions sold in China of Monkey Jump 2, Sex Positions, President vs. Aliens, City Defense and Baseball Superstars 2010." http://bit.ly/gwFjTP

Electing an enemy of the rich

Normal result of electing an enemy of the rich and champion of the poor: "It is a blow against the pockets of the workers, against the poorest people," http://reut.rs/ibz5uI

But acceptable to Providence:

But acceptable to Providence: "the pope said Christians were the most persecuted religious group in the world today and that it was unacceptable that in some places they had to risk their lives to practise their faith." http://bit.ly/hYgMzD

Following the US into Marxist collapse

Following the US into Marxist economic and social collapse: "The Beijing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau said yesterday that it will raise the minimum wage by 20.8 percent in 2011 to 1,160 yuan ($175) a month and increase pension and unemployment benefits." http://bit.ly/dX7bOP