Month: January 2009

Quote of the Day: J. Gresham Machen

“Place the lives of children in their formative years, despite the convictions of their parents, under the ultimate control of experts appointed by the State, force them to attend schools where the higher aspirations of humanity are crushed out, and where the mind is filled with the materialism of the day, and it is difficult to see how even the remnants of liberty can subsist…

 

“The truth is that the materialist paternalism of the present day, if allowed to go unchecked, will rapidly make of America one huge “Main Street,” where spiritual adventure will be discouraged and democracy will be regarded as consisting in the reduction of all mankind to the proportions of the narrowest and least gifted of the citizens.”

J. Gresham Machen

Christianity and Liberalism

Pelosi: “Welfare Programs Work Better With Less People”

If you still aren’t convinced that the Democrats are a pathologically sick bunch, I offer you this:

Pelosi: Contraception is Good Stimulus

I am employing all my powers of restraint by not referring to any obvious jokes that would include Pelosi, contraception, and the notion that there could be any stimulation at all. I’m just not going there.

It would seem that the Dems are a little short of cash for their welfare programs these days. In an unprecedented display of utter grossness, they have decided the solution is the cut down on the number of welfare recipients. This must be Pelosi’s way of sucking up to Obama because she wants in on his American Financed World Wide Abortion Bonanza. Did I ay programs or pogroms?

To fully understand Pelosi’s…er…suggestion, it is necessary to learn how liberals think. Let’s try to follow their logic chain.

Step 1: Create a voting base that believes they can only prosper if the government gives them everything. (This removes that dangerous “incentive” element.)

Step 2: Tax the heck out of working Americans to pay for promises made to voting base.

Step 3: Dole out billions (soon to be trillions) in taxpayer money for the voting base.

Step 4: Pat self on the back for bamboozling an entire segment of the American population into thinking you are their only hope for survival.

Step 5: Run out of money.

Step 6: Determine that the problem is too many welfare recipients (while quietly bearing in mind that they are your voting base and you created them).

Step 7: Brainwash media into repeating that Democrats are the only ones who have the solution (to the problem they created.)

Step 8: Draft a bill with a name that sounds something like, “Children’s Healthcare and Education Initiative” (while the wording of the bill reads something like, “Encourage our base to abort as fast as they multiply”).

Step 9: Have the audacity to use your outside voice when saying,

“Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”

Step 10: Laugh giddily while media plebes like Katie Couric and Tom Brokaw obediently praise your preposterously sick proposal.

Step 11: Call Republicans nasty names for voting against a bill that would put more money toward “children’s health care” and “education” programs.

Step 12: Continue laughing giddily while media plebes like Katie Couric and Tom Brokaw obediently slander republicans for not supporting your preposterously sick proposal.

Step 13: Smile for the camera as Obama signs your bill into law.

If only I were joking here…

Socialism, Communism, Obamunism: A Textbook Primer

I’m not sure what public school kids are taught about Socialism or Communism, but I highly doubt it’s much given that Socialism’s biggest cheerleaders are in charge of our educational system.

This muse is a product of a day spent going over my son’s history lessons. He’s been studying WWII for the last several weeks. And, as I grade his work and peruse his book list, my conviction that the vast majority in this country are frighteningly ignorant in the area of history grows ever stronger. If you doubt me, then you should be offended. I think I just insulted you.

My point is this: If the average wide-eyed, empty-headed student sitting in a public school classroom had access to, and were taught from, textbooks that weren’t written along politically correct lines, but, rather textbooks that sought to uphold the American values of freedom and individual liberty, they might actually learn something; they might actually be able to discern a socialist when he runs for president.

My son is fortunate enough to have access to such books. No, we aren’t one of those uber brainy home school families, we just happen to dig history. My mantra to my kids has always been this warning: “The best way to oppress a people is to keep them ignorant.” I’d say the educational system in this country is doing a bang up job in that area. Again, if you don’t believe me then answer this: How did a socialist chuckle head like Obama waltz into power without so much as a raised eyebrow?

The answer to that is simple: Because the majority of those who voted for Obama don’t even know what socialism is, thus, when the man spoke, they got thrills up their legs rather than chills down their spines.

Here’s a challenge for you. If you have a high school aged student living in your home, go grab his history textbook and open it to the section that “teaches” about Karl Marx, Socialism, and Communism. This could be a whole chapter, but I rather doubt it. It might be easier to check the index in the back. Now, read said portion of the textbook and, when finished, ask yourself this question: What’s so bad about Communism/Socialism?

After you have formulated your answer, read the comprehension questions my son had to answer today. I’ve included some timely quotes to drive home the point that, thanks to the good old American Public Education System (and the choke hold the libs have on the media), we are quickly trading our freedoms for tyranny.
What atheistic idea is foundational to Communism?

The idea of no absolutes is foundational to Communism.

How did Karl Marx view history?

As a record of class struggle between the wealthy and the poor.

Obama: “For over two decades, he’s [Bush] subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy- give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.”

Obama: “Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control – and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.”

What did he [Marx] believe was the source of all conflict?

Ownership of private property.

What did Marx claim was the greatest driving force in history?

Economics

What economic system did he oppose?

Capitalism

Obama: “Capitalism has failed.”

What economic system did he favor?

Socialism

Obama: This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.

Compare socialism and communism. How are they alike? How are they different?

Both philosophies enslave people in a system that deprives them of their freedoms and property. Socialists use legislation, regulation, and taxation to obtain what they seek while Communists obtain what they seek through the use of violent revolution.

Obama: To the extent that we’ve got a fiscal crisis right now, part of it is prompted by a bullheaded insistence on the part of the president [Bush], for example, that we should extend all of his tax cuts and make all of them permanent.

What did Marx call the “opiate of the people”?

Marx called religion the “opiate of the masses” because he believed that religion was like a drug that made people content with less in this life because they expect happiness only in the next.

What philosophy is at the foundation of Communist theology?

Secular humanism

When was the Communist Manifesto published?

1848

Name eight measures Marx and Engels advocated in The Communist Manifesto. 

1) The abolition of private property and inheritance rights;

2) The redistribution of wealth through heavy, progressive income taxes;

Obama: I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.

Biden: Paying higher taxes is patriotic

3) A central bank to control all credit and to manipulate the nation’s currency;

Obama: Instead of having a set of policies that are equipping people for the globalization of the economy, we have policies that are accelerating the most destructive trends of the global economy.

4) Government control of all means of communication and transportation;

Obama’s Transportation Plan

The Fairness Doctrine

5) Government ownership of all means of production (factories, farms, mines, power plants, etc.) and all natural resources;

Obama: “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.”

Obama: So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

6) The abolition of unemployment through social welfare programs;

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7) The redistribution of the population (from cities to rural areas and vice versa); and

8) Mandatory state-sponsored and state-supported education.

Obama: We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.

How is Communism a negative system?

Communism is a denial of everything that is true, righteous, and good. Some examples of the negatives of Communism are no God, no morality, no family ties…

Obama: I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.

…no individuality, and no incentives.

“Obama’s gonna put gas in my car…”

So, how did your textbook fare? Lest you think my textbook is biased, I suggest you do some fact checking. If you’re a liberal, you may as well skip this.

Oh, and for the record, my youngest son’s history book teaches the states and capitals.

Obama: Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.

Limbaugh Bad For GOP Job Security

No Job Security for GOPs Who Listen to Rush – New York Post

Pres. Obama took the gloves off early, well, after he closed Gitmo and opened the floodgates of world-wide, US taxpayer funded abortion.

“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders,

Translation: You can’t listen to Rush Limbaugh and not expect to find a horse’s head in your bed.

This was his segue to the $1 trillion stimulus plan he wanted to “discuss” with Republicans. His efforts to promote unity never fail to impress.

Obama Bails Out of Democrat Party: Supporters Stunned

“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history.”

-Obama Inaugural Address

There is only one way to explain these words from Obama: A miracle has taken place. For the first time in history, an incoming president switches parties on his Inauguration Day. Democrats and Republicans alike are stunned.

Senator Tom Coburn told reporters, “Well, it does come as quite a shock. Um, honestly, we aren’t sure what to do with him. We don’t know if his policies are the same or…I mean, we really wanted him to succeed.”

“I’m not surprised,” quipped Harry Reid to the New York Times, “He presented himself well, but given his roots, it just isn’t surprising.”

Insiders are speculating that Obama’s warning to those who “cling to power through corruption and deceit” is aimed at the likes of Christopher Dodd, Barney Frank, Bill Richardson, Timothy Geithner, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

While no one really knows for sure who President Obama is targeting, it has been reported that Office Depot has had a sharp increase in the sales of paper shredding machines.

When asked what she thought Obama meant when he warned against the “silencing of dissent”, Nancy Pelosi replied, “Shut up!”

Obama’s switching of parties has been blamed for the cancellation of many inaugural parties around the country. In West Hollywood, however, the festivities were still on, but the mood was more somber than expected. “This just isn’t the kind of change we voted for,” sniffed a sad, but fairly drunk Obama supporter.

And how is Obama’s biggest fan base, the Hollywood elite, taking the news?

“I’m angry and very disappointed. I really had high hopes for President Obama. I really believed that he would put an end to those mean-spirited *&%#)@ conservatives and their hate speech. This is all Bush’s fault,” said Whoopi Goldberg.

After stopping his plans to close Gitmo, Obama is rumored to be planning a sweep of the major media outlets. According to press secretary Gibbs, “He wants to ensure that the way McCain and Palin were treated by the media doesn’t happen again.”

Obama: Rights of Terrorist Thugs More Important Than Saftey of World

Obama Moves to Close Gitmo

Because the rights of terrorists who kill thousands of Americans are more important than the safety of millions around the world, Obama starts the process to close Gitmo.

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), a longtime critic of the Iraq war, says he’d be willing to house the enemy combatants in his congressional district. “Sure, I’d take ’em,” Murtha told a reporter. “They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo.” But Murtha also noted that his district only has a minimum security prison.

Thanks, John, for yet another worthless gesture from a Democrat.

In light of Obama letting terrorists loose and sending this country careening toward socialism, I have these words of advice:

Buy. Canned. Food.

And lastly: How many soldiers gave their lives to put these thugs behind bars? We can only hope that the families of those brave men make their voices heard.

Obama’s Obots: A Primer

Ann Coulter: More Boos Than Balls

Well, if booing an outgoing president and singing, “Na Na Na Na, Hey, Hey, Hey! Good-bye!” at an inauguration is any indication, then I’d say the mature part of Obama’s presidency has begun.

Let’s meet the clowns who will be running the show for the next…who knows how long.

For grins, we’ll start with the Black Panthers, those swarthy young gentlemen who felt it their job to secure everyone’s right to feel intimidated at the polls.

Job Title: Homeland Security

Responsibilities:

1. In charge of recruiting and training.

2. Helping elderly white women across the street.

3. Voter security.

4. Affirmative action coordinators.

Required for Job: Vote for Obama. Hate white people. Own a cool pair of really dark shades (This is necessary for responsibility #2. Dark shades make white people look less…white.); Clothing from local Army-Navy Surplus.

Next on the roster are the sweaty-palmed Democrats in congress. And leading this gaggle of hapless liberal malcontents is Nancy Pelosi.

Job Title: Speaker of the House. Resident shrew.

Responsibilities:

1. Silence the minority.

2. Erase Second Amendment from Constitution.

3. Scribble on bottom of existing constitution: “No party, other than the Democratic Party is permitted to campaign or run candidates for election.” Forward this to the people of Minnesota.

4. Employing the tactic of, Anything Said Enough Times Becomes Truth, use the terms “people’s republic” and “democratic republic” liberally.

5. Kill conservative talk radio. (Call it the Fairness Doctrine.)

Required for the Job: Understand the dynamics of a One Party System (see Cuban constitution); Eraser for responsibility #2; Sharpie for responsibility #3.

And let’s not forget those haters of sunshine and warm (and cold) weather, the newest generation of malcontents -The Environmentalists.

Job Title: Environmental Protection Agency; Trash Czar; Green Police; Boil on the Butt of Humanity; Bunny Advocate; Light Bulb Patrol Officer; Dolphin Whisperer; Ozone Officer; Hysteria Coordinator (Job titles are relative to region and task at hand.)

Responsibilities:

1. Ensure car companies go bust.

2. Bankrupt the coal industry.

3. Ensure every home is equipped with compact florescent light bulbs containing mercury which cannot be disposed of.

4. Brainwash public into believing any car bigger and more powerful than a lawnmower is harmful for the environment.

5. Outlaw cars bigger and more powerful than a lawnmower.

6. Convince the public that nuclear power is inefficient.

7. Convince the public that large, expensive, inefficient windmills are efficient.

8. Distribute Al Gore posters and busts for every American classroom.

9. Repeat, ten times daily, the mantra, “Global Warming Exists, Global Warming Exists…”

10. Send vouchers for Tree Hugging Arm Protection Tubes to every American.

Required for the Job: Hemp clothing; Complete and utter disdain for Capitalism; Unconscienable ignorance of science; Must be member of Al Gore Fan Club; Must posses an ability to ignore facts and reinvent the truth; Must own a hybrid; Personal hygiene is optional.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Obama’s biggest fan base and purveyor of anti-American celluloid, Hollywood.

Job Title: Actor; Actress; Moral Compass; UN Ambassador Alternate

Responsibilities:

1. Play roles in movies that you malign in real life (war heroes, presidents, working folk).

2. Save poor countries by adopting and over-indulging their children.

3. Bad mouth Bush. (Anything that goes wrong will still be his fault.)

4. Look serious and reflective at all times even though you haven’t a thought in your head.

5. Learn to act.

6. Produce and star in movies/TV shows that promote homosexuality, teen-age sex, extra-marital affairs, pregnancy outside of marriage, and the notion that Bret Michaels really will find his true love this season.

7. Make movies in which Christians are idiots.

8. Fly, as a self-proclaimed foreign minister, to an impoverished country for a photo-op with an impoverished child to raise awareness that their are impoverished children in impoverished countries. Leer jet, Pellegrino water, camera crew, 5-star Hotel on the beach of said country, and en route catered meal will be provided.

9. Wear an Obama T-shirt or button at least once a week.

Required for the Job: Marginal acting skills; A cursory knowledge of the political process in Cuba; Total and utter disdain for Republicans and Conservatism; Schmoozing dictators of countries that hate America is required; Must have pet; Must have a pet cause (Available causes can be found at pamelaandersondoeschicken.com.); Must have a SAG card (Voter registration marked “Democrat” will be an acceptable alternative after January 21, 2009); The ability to live large while making America feel guilty for being so greedy; Marriage is accepted on a case by case basis. Live in lovers and illegitimate children are preferred; Must posses the ability to take yourself way too seriously.

And there you have it: The wing nuts who ascended the throne while booing an exiting president (who, by the way, kept their collective a**es out of a terrorists sling for the last seven years). Contrary to what they believe, character speaks volumes, and these clowns are completely devoid of it.

Hope, Fear, and a Little Religion On This Inauguration Day

Obama’s Cryptic Message, “Choose Hope Over Fear”

Call me a chicken, but this strikes me as scary:

“Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed,” Obama said in an undisguised shot at Bush administration policies. “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America.”

Protecting narrow interests? To Obama, protecting this country from another terrorist attack, which was Bush’s number one priority, qualifies as a “narrow interest”. However, legislating unfettered access to public funded abortions, creating a larger welfare class, raising taxes to astronomical levels, and strangling this country’s economy in the name of the mythical global warming must be just a taste of the “unpleasant decisions” the Bush administration had so irresponsibly put off.

I wonder which media groupie will be the first to malign Bush for not raising taxes or throwing the unborn under the bus. My money’s on Katie Couric.

And when Obama talks of “remaking America”, he means that quite literally. America is (was?) a nation of free people who, because of our freedoms, have prospered. And, because of our prosperity, the world has benefited. Liberal ideologues will disagree with this, but since they’ve proven themselves completely inept in all things historical, who really cares what they think?

America’s extreme makeover, Obama-style, will be nothing more than a giant one-eighty turn toward socialism, if not out-right communism.

But really, what is so bad about going down the communist rabbit hole? Well, if your not that big into freedom – nothing. But if you enjoy the freedom to speak your peace, the freedom to chose how to educate your children, the freedom to burn coal, or the freedom to drive a car larger than a bread box, communism might not be your thing. However, if the above listed restrictions make you feel patriotic, and if you passionately feel that no one should have to work for their keep, then congratulations, you are an official Obot. Your obligatory National Volunteer Service Papers are in the mail. Tell them Ashton and Demi sent you.

It’s hard not to have a bad case of the yips today. But I think I’ll take Obama’s advice. I’m going to choose hope over fear. But unlike the mindless masses who follow him, my hope is not in Obama or his government; my hope is in God. (No, not the media’s Messiah.) And while, to my chagrin, the tone of this blog has often sounded otherwise, I have an unshakable faith in the One who is on the throne. Obama will have his day. By God’s sovereignty, the reigning stupidity in this country made sure of that. But Obama doesn’t have eternity.

It is my sincere prayer that God will awaken this country from its collective malaise; that God will open our eyes and ears to the truth; that God will move the hearts of Americans and give us the desire and ability to know a buffoon when we see one; and lastly, that, when we see said buffoon…

…we don’t elect him into office.

We the People of Hollywood…

…Celebrate the Forming of a Socialist Union…

LA Times: Celebs at Obama’s Inauguration

Inauguration? Woodstock? A really big SAG party?

Whatever you want to call the Obamapalooza in Washington, one thing is very clear: Hollywood is officially in the White House.

The most nauseating aspect of it all was Bono’s comment about America having been “counted out”.

Sure, I can take that from a guy who has made millions off of our greedy capitalist system. I’ve grown accustomed to rich Hollywood types complaining about the very country that gave them their wealth. But I draw the line at watching Mr. Hewson (aka, Bono) proselytize, via lyrics, for the tenants of socialism. And in front of the Lincoln Memorial? That’s just tacky.

Trust me, he’s not shouting, “God bless America!”

And what about these two at the New Era of Service breakfast?

The only reason Kutcher and Moore are encouraging their fellow cronies to “pledge” service to Obama is to avoid his National Service Plan, otherwise known as a funny little thing called The Draft.

Side note: Moore could feed LA’s entire south side with the money she’s spent on implants for her cheeks, knees, chest…and anything else that might appear older than her boy-child husband.

If the inaugural bash is any indication, the average American can forget having a voice in our government for the next four years.