Saturday, June 27, 2009
A culture(sic) that caricatures temperance, mocks modesty, and scorns piety to anything higher than one's person is truly the anti-culture. It is something I want no part of, something that is irredeemable, and ultimately, something that must be extirpated. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, Requiescat in pace. God willing, may the depravity you helped unleash and maintain, meet a far crueler fate.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
President Obama is planning to send more than 20,000 additional troops into Afghanistan. For the first time next year, the annual cost of the occupation in Afghanistan is projected to exceed the cost of the occupation in Iraq. By the end of 2009 the number of American forces occupying Afghanistan is expected to be around 68,000, doubling the amount of the American forces that were there at the end of 2008.
The bill also includes legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), which provides the Secretary of Defense with the power to conceal photographic evidence of future acts of illegal torture by the military.
Yes America, this is change that we can all believe in.
Friday, June 19, 2009
It would probably surprise McCarthy and Schwenkley that lurking below the mainstream radar there actually are “conservative rappers.” Furthermore, the leading “conservative rapper” is a traditionalist Christian and most likely someone who would fall into the “post right” or “paleocon” label. This rapper questions the role of big business, media propaganda, pop culture, and unrestrained greed in modern America and is most likely anti-war. With his Christian humility and knowledge of the human condition, he would most likely be found perusing C.S Lewis and Russell Kirk and dismiss Richard Perle's magnum opus(sic) An End to Evil as insanity. He is equally dismissive of both of the(supposedly) liberal and conservative mass political movements of our age.
His name is John Reuben.
“Puff the magic Jesus
Folks around the universe
The United States is His favorite place on the whole entire earth
So sing your songs and wave your flag
And thank the Lord for all you have”
And how are we to interpret this excess
Is it God’s favor ill-behavior or simply man’s modern progress "
When was the last time you heard a Republican use the word Curiousity? Or better yet display any?
The revolution didn't leave you. It never came.
Raised in Columbus, Ohio what do I know?
Midwest perspective, Midwest approach to life
American church, American Jesus Christ
The dos and don'ts, the wrongs and rights
The facts of life aren't always black and white.
Reuben talked about his song “Follow Your Leader” in a 2005 interview:
John Reuben: "Follow Your Leader" was inspired by the media and people who get their information from media of any kind. Whether it be Christian media or liberal media, and doing what it said or buying into its "propaganda," I guess. I think it came around the time of the election and I was just really blown away with how people didn't think for themselves a lot of times, or they didn't take the time to really put themselves in other people's shoes. They just kind of picked a side and followed their leader. And I mean that literally on both sides. So I think it was just the arrogance and being a little frustrated at the power of persuasion that the people can have who are in that position and not being responsible with that position.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Robert Kagan is a man who never met a war he didn't like.
What does this say about the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace?
What does this organization actually stand for?
Their president is Jessica Tuchman Mathews, a former Council of Foreign Relations senior fellow. She is a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation. Her father is General Charles G. Boyd, President of Business Executives for National Security.
A warmonger working for an "Endowment for International Peace" and a group called "Business Executives for National Security." Call it whatever you want. It just isn't right.
2. The idealized version of democracy amounts to nothing more than complete mob rule.
3. The masses do not know what is good for them. The masses are ignorant and malleable, and manipulated easily by charisma. They know nothing.
4. However, a democratic republic is viable. The republic balances the irrational passions of a democracy without becoming a full fledged oligarchy.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Often times we try our best to decipher what is going on in the world. We try to find a balance in the present world. Why did Bush do that, or why is Obama doing this? Humans love to figure out what is wrong with their surroundings, but what we love even more is when we can FIX IT.
In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes states that everything has happened before and that it will happen again; when God permits it to do so. Do you believe this? I hope you do.
Quotes are what God has permitted humans to add to the historic dialogue. There is a time and a place for quotes but this blog is not dedicated to them. We are dedicated to finding ourselves through the real and only Jesus Christ. We go chasing after no ideologies. The latest trend will never be my trend; I hope it will never be yours.
This blog is NOT dedicated to the news. If you need the news, go to FOX, or go to New York Times depending on what “side” you are on, but what ever you do, never go to yourself, because that would be painful, that would hurt. If this blog is successful we will deliver the intrinsic truths that are buried deep within you, covered by mountains of media, propaganda, and wealth displacements. This is a place where we find ourselves through each other.
While personal freedoms were long ago forgotten by Republicans in order to "fight the War on Terror", a Survey now shows grave concerns by Republicans about Big Brother. The Republican party only fears government malfeasance under Liberals and showed no such concern while Bush was pillaging our constitutionally protected civil liberties and labeling American citizens "Enemy Combatants". Now that their being labeled "extremists" instead of Muslims, they now voice "grave concerns about Big Brother". Whats next? Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol with a stirring defense of Habeaus Corpus? Don't count on it.
"Sheila Bernus Dowd's two children attended so many camps last summer that she used spreadsheets to keep track of their whereabouts.
This year is a different story.
Dowd's 9-year-old son Caden's only camp plans include a week at roller hockey camp for $100, which includes the cost of equipment. It's a far cry from 2008, when just one of his camps, involving video-game developing, had a $1,000 price tag."
Is this what the word "sacrifice" means to contemporary Americans? Not sending your children to eight different sports camps or to a videogame developing camp with a $1,000 price tag every Summer? I can't speak for anyone else, but when I was a child my Summer vacations were spent in my own neighborhood with my neighborhood friends. We passed the time by starting a pickup game of baseball or kickball, playing a game of Cowboys and Indians in the backyard, or by simply riding bikes around and causing mischief throughout the neighborhood. My parents didn't need spreadsheets to keep track of my whereabouts, all that was required by me was to be home for dinner or at least give them a phone call to let them know where I was, and to be home before it got dark outside. It was the best time of my life. How I wish I could go back to those times and how I wish the children in today’s America could experience those times. But alas, I grew up in a different time in a different America; I lived in Pat Buchanan's America.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Because Obama’s plan is so original, Mitt Romney never thought of it. Ted Kennedy hasn’t been pushing it for thirty years. Come to think of it, does Obama even have a plan besides "change"?
End media bias - Start Republican Plutocrats
“They warned of rationed medical care, lack of patient control and government bureaucracy.”
Because this never happens with insurance companies! Because real hardcore freedom-loving Republicans never get sick and when they do the - non-profit, pro-life, Christian- insurance company is there to help them out! Only "Defeatists" get sick!
“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , in a floor speech scheduled for this afternoon warned that what Americans "don’t want is a Washington takeover of health care along the lines of what we’ve already seen with banks, insurance companies, and the auto industry. Americans don’t want a government-run system that puts bureaucrats between patients and doctors."
No we don't want a “government-run system that puts bureaucrats between patients and doctors."
We want the insurance companies interpolated between patients and doctors so they can profit first!
Hmmm – No insurance and no government rationing? Where do I get my rocket ship ticket to "John Kyl's Neocon Island Utopia"? Why hasn't he relocated to freedom loving Iraq yet?
Senate GOP Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) predicted that Americans would begin to sour on President Barack Obama’s call for a public option.
“Washington takeover are two words we’ve been hearing a lot from the Obama Administration these days,” said Alexander. “That’s a different direction that Republicans want to go.”
Alexander vowed that Republicans would stay on offense on the issue
“We intend to be players,” he said.
We never heard the word “takeover” from George Bush. We only heard “Regime Change”. By "players" he means sneak in provisions to protect his favored interests, which verily I say unto you, is not you.
And they say Republicans don’t understand the Middle Class!
And they say there is only a dimes worth of difference!
It’s as if these Chickenhawk adulterers don’t want anything to do with the same great care our heroes from Iraq get!
Of the possibility of nuclear weapons falling into terrorist hands, the government-media nexus has warned us repeatedly. The leaked Department of Homeland Security report detailing the pernicious threat of homegrown right-wing extremists cannot be taken lightly.
The question to ask is: Given many of these reactionary extremists are returning Iraqi war veterans, most likely with contacts deeply entrenched inside the military, is our government is doing everything it can to ensure that our nuclear arsenal doesn't fall into the wrong hands?
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tragedy follows tragedy
"A woman who missed Air France Flight 447 is killed in a car accident."
This wasn't a tragedy! But the ignorance of people who use the word tragedy, as regularly as they smoke their cheap cigarettes, is.
From Dictionary.com (too lazy to walk to my personal library and retrieve my Websters)
a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction.
the branch of the drama that is concerned with this form of composition.
the art and theory of writing and producing tragedies.
any literary composition, as a novel, dealing with a somber theme carried to a tragic conclusion.
the tragic element of drama, of literature generally, or of life.
a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair; calamity; disaster: the tragedy of war.
As any student of the Ancient Greek literature can attest, the tragedy is a Greek invention where a protagonist suffers some sort of calamitous harm brought upon by his earlier actions, unaware he caused them. Read Euripides before writing for the AP or Reuters! Debasing the language this much is merely a sign of Western decadence and collapse.
HAVE I EVER wondered what a wonderful world it would be if only my fans could get together, talk about how great I am and fall in love over their joint love for me? Sure, but unlike Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, I haven't done anything about it. At Hannity.com, in addition to enjoying the book club (Newt Gingrich, Jeff Foxworthy), song club (Charlie Daniels Band, Martina McBride), photos (Hannity's Insanity in Phoenix) and comic books ("Liberality for All" is set in 2021 and has a bionic Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy, Oliver North and a man born on Sept. 11, 2001, fighting to save a U.S. controlled by the U.N., including Ambassador Osama bin Laden), visitors can log on to Hannidate.
Conservatives need late-night, out-of-town hookups just as much as liberals. They also, it seems, need some hot man-on-man action. If you pull down the menu on Hannidate, you can select "I am a male, seeking a male." This was surprising because not even eHarmony allows same-sex pairings. Stranger still for a Fox News commentator's site, you can select ZIP Codes in Beverly Hills, Provincetown and San Francisco.
Figuring this was an embarrassing oversight by the Hannity.com administrator who must have bought the dating service software from some liberal company, I immediately contacted Hannity, hoping he'd panic and cry and possibly use his bionic powers. But it turns out Hannity was well aware of the gay Hannidate feature and is fine with it. "Hannidate is open to everyone," he informed me. "Even lonely L.A. Times reporters." He may be soft on gays, but Hannity can still hit a lonely, empty-desked, downsizing liberal newspaper where it hurts.
I found 21 gay profiles, a full 11 of which I thought were real (though I'd like to believe that the guy called "Seeking Fellow Cowboy Fans," who wants to get "back to my favorite mountain" and needs "help herding sheep," is totally legit). I called Michael Burke, 31, a New York restaurant general manager "looking for a normal guy." A normal guy, that is, who thinks he can meet hot gay men on Sean Hannity's website. Burke, who found Barry Goldwater's "The Conscience of a Conservative" at the library when he was 12 and voted for President Bush twice, loves Broadway musicals, Michigan State football, swing bands, Civil War books and Margaret Thatcher.
"It would be neat if I found somebody that had similar interests," he said. A longtime Hannity listener, Burke said he heard about Hannidate on the radio and figured he'd check to see if there was a same-sex option. Hannity, it turns out, is against same-sex marriage but is pretty libertarian on gay relationships, often standing up to gay bashers on his show and putting gay former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's book on his book club list. In fact, Burke said he's seen very little homophobia from Republicans who aren't Christian fundamentalists. And he points out that among all the presidential front-runners, Rudy Giuliani is the most gay friendly. Especially since he lost the comb-over.
"Because I'm gay and do favor legalization of gay marriage doesn't mean I feel a certain way about the war on terror or taxes," Burke said. He has no interest in being a one-issue voter in Democratic primaries or joining the Log Cabin Republicans, whom he finds too left-leaning. And, I'm guessing, kind of dorky. More important, he thinks a gay guy with Hannity's social values might be a better fit than the guys he meets at bars. "A lot of people are looking to party and have a fun time instead of looking for a relationship. Politics aside, I was looking for someone who is a little more conservative in his lifestyle."
After years of red versus blue, it's easy to forget how personal politics are. And that people are closer to the center than you might think, regardless of sexuality or ability to muffle Alan Colmes. I hope Burke finds the love of his life on Hannidate and that one day they can get married. Because I want to see a wedding with Broadway tunes and a Margaret Thatcher impersonator. I just hope Eddie Izzard's booking fees are reasonable.
Column by Joel Stein of the Los Angeles Times
November 28, 2006
Original Column Here
Their slogan is "Where Defeat is not an Option" and where everything from "Hope for terrorists" to an open letter to Obama "Yes, Mr. Obama. We Are, In Fact, A Judeo-Christian Nation" appear. Anyway, after weeks of painstaking research, we couldn't find any religion called Judeo-Christianity or houses of worship representing such a religion. Also, we didn't quite view the defeat of McCain in 2008 as the death of Western Civilization. So here we are. Sad to say, but we just couldn't hack it at such an intellectually high-brow site like Blogsforvictory.
You are a source of sanity for me. When I hear something that sets my blood boiling, I look at if/how you are reacting to it and find your knowledge of the facts and professional demeanor both calm and inform. I walk away from my computer in a more hopeful, lighter mood than when I first sat down. I may even have had a laugh or two (thanks, Mark).Not that I always agree with you, but at least I feel I have been treated fairly.
PS Wish I could afford more, but maybe when the stimulus kicks in!
Details on contributing to NRO are here."
Scrounge up your last few cents of Bush Stimulus and donate now! Then start saving up to donate to the Giuliani Campaign in 2012! The bankers aren't going to be able to give too much this next presidential election. Remember you also get a free emergency radio from Newsmax, this always comes in handy during a terrorist invasion, which is a 100% certainty now that the defeatist Obama is in office.
Why We Fight [Jack Fowler]
"Part of the reason why National Review exists is to be a witness to the truth, and to be unfraid to tell the Media Establishment it's full of borscht as it so often is ("often" now a synonym for "always")."
Way to stick it to the Media Establishment National Review! Because your definitely not part of the Media Establishment!
You stand athwart history screaming STOP!
"To those of you who have not donated and are on the brink, just think of Rachel for five seconds, or Keith for one — then click here."
"More than 2 million households are in danger of seeing their major broadcast TV channels disappear into a fuzz of static when analog service ends Friday, according to surveys."
In related news, state governors unprepared for major rioting with most National Guard units stationed overseas defending our freedoms and our democracy.
"We know some viewers will wait until the very last minute, or even after June 12, until they take action," said Paul Karpowicz, second vice chair of the television board of the NAB."
Yes Americans must "Take Action!" We await the "action takers" to hit the streets. Obama's calls for national service mustn't ring on deaf ears.
"Requests for $40 converter box coupons from the government have spiked this week, according the to the Department of Commerce. On Monday alone, it received requests for 179,000 coupons, nearly twice the daily rate it saw a month ago. However, those coupons won't get to viewers by Friday. It takes nine business days. Without the government discount, converter boxes generally cost between $40 and $60."
We have another Katrina on our hands as an indifferent government's slow response to a crises threatens us all.
"Nielsen said minority households are less likely to be prepared, as are households consisting of people under age 35."
Our racist government once again refuses to act! Remember Katrina! "Never Again!" It's time for Americans to demand more of our Government!
An ecumenical prayer service will be held tonight at a plaque honoring Philo Farnsworth in Fort Wayne, Indiana beginning at 7 p.m. Wicca Priestess Sheryll Mansely-Sherman will lead the service with special supplications being offered by local Lutheran Pastor Rose Harmon-Yost and her Partner of 20 years Kathleen Yost-Harmon.
"Nearly half (47 percent) of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents surveyed in a USA Today/Gallup Poll failed to come up with a single name when asked who is the party's spokesperson.
Of the names that were mentioned, radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received the most nods. Each was named by 10 percent of Republicans as the voice of their party.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was close behind, at 9 percent."
Under the Dick Cheney, New Gingrich, and Rush Limbaugh triumvirate look for the GOP to retake congress in 2010. The Gingrich/Cheney plutocrat-jingoist-autocracy ticket to sweep into power with 75% percent of the vote in 2012, as a newly rejuvenated Republican Party finally reconnects with the American electorate!
"Its main rivals, however, have voiced opposition, arguing in part that FDA restrictions on new products will lock in Philip Morris' share of the market."
"The tobacco lobby, contended Durbin, has long been the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill, "and they managed to create an exemption in virtually every law so that no federal agency could take a look at them and regulate them."
So not only does congress get to pass a feel good bill that will have absolutely no effect on Big Tobacco's profits, the established tobacco behemoths get to lock in market share. Durbin gets off claiming he's fighting Big Tobacco, just like he fought the big banks, which he claimed controlled congress; by passing the toothless bill regulating credit cards a few weeks ago. All corporate interests are appeased, Durbin gets new liberal street cred and everyone goes home happy and enjoys a good cigar at the next fundraiser.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The DMV faces three main constraints when dealing with clients. First, it cannot use the earnings of the organization for employee compensation, for improvements, or for other needs of the organization. The monies collected are subject to a higher authority. Secondly, the factors of production cannot be allocated in accordance with the needs and preferences of the organizations administrators. The labor, budget, and means to accomplish the jobs are funded and tasked by a third party. Thirdly, the organization is serving goals not of its own choosing. The organizations charter and mission is set by the state government and elected officials with budgeting power, not by its own choosing and is not open for negotiation.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
What exactly does create or save mean?