Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Sky Falls December 22,2012

A popular belief amongst many of our people is that something catastrophic is going to happen on December 22, 2012. Some groups are looking for the aliens to arrive then. Chris Carter's X-Files dealt with this as the day the alien invasion begins. Others will tell you that Armageddon, the final battle between good and evil, starts that day. There are even some who believe Atlantis will rise from the ocean depths
on 12/22/2012.

We might as well add the fear of December 22, 2012 to the rapidly expanding list of things we, as a people, unreasonably fear. The truth is that regardless of why it is happening, we are becoming a people driven by irrational fear to the point that we are willing to destroy our lives in pursuit of protection from the boogyman.

In Minnesota, one group of liberals exhort parents to call their state representatives to tell them that "they are afraid for their children's future" if more money is not immediately dumped into the bottomless pit of public education.

Atheists sue the government because they are afraid that having any reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance will somehow hamper their disbelief.

At the first sign of any weather other than bright and sunny with warm temperatures, we rush about stockpiling supplies and end up huddling in our 'safe rooms'.

Professional politicians claim to fear for the future of the country if their particular party is not in power and we, like good little brown shirts, pick up the chant.

If a cuss word comes across the airwaves, we fear that our children will be corrupted beyond redemption.

We fear rising prices, tax increases and higher inflation.

We fear each other so much that we destroy our language in an attempt to not offend or ever be misunderstood. We even have a name for this: political correctness.

We fear that allowing prayer in school will cause our children to reject our own lives of shallow faith.

We fear personal responsibility to such a degree that we sit by placidly and allow the government to take control of our lives.

There are things in this life that we should truly fear but we have become a people held tightly in the grip of irrational fear, the type of fear that cripples the mind and destroys the will.

There is a solution to this problem but so many of us refuse to see the camel in the closet, Faith in God. We claim to have this faith but only if it is convenient and does not conflict with our obsession with the material world.

If you truly have faith in God, there is no adversity that you can not face, no fear that you can not overcome. You know that He has a plan and believe that in the end, the Lord will be with you. You do not waste time worrying about why God allows war or poverty but instead work to eliminate these evils.

Folks, whether you like to hear it our not, as long as your faith is shallow, you will continue to be the victim of the fear mongers. And that is a situation that only you can change.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Another Liberal Lie Uncovered

Despite statements from their own leaders over the past several years, Democrats continue to claim that there was no connection between Iraq and al-Qaida. Perhaps the leftist Democrats should remind the Associated Press what the offical party line is supposed to be after this slipped through in an AP report from Jordan:

The Arab Street Explodes

"Thousands of Jordanians rallied in the capital and other cities shouting 'Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!' a day after three deadly hotel bombings that killed at least 59 people. Officials suspected Iraqi involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by al-Qaida's Iraq branch," the Associated Press reports:

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As protesters in Jordan and elsewhere in the Arab world denounced the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, security forces snared a group of Iraqis for questioning and officials said one of the bombers spoke Iraqi-accented Arabic before he exploded his suicide belt in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The main demonstration in Amman lasted for more than an hour. But honking vehicles, decorated with Jordanian flags and posters of King Abdullah II, cruised Amman's streets until late in the night, as passengers chanted "Death to al-Zarqawi, the villain and the traitor!" and anti-terrorism slogans.

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We seriously doubt if the rest of the talking heads in the news entertainment business will pick up on this point; however, if it were President Bush making the same claim, the attacks would be coming fast and furious.

We are not defenders of Bush, nor do we support his big government policies, wasteful spending or total disregard for the defense of our sovereign borders. But we do believe in America and what we are and what we stand for. We also believe that the ceaseless, mindless attacks on Bush do far more harm to our country than they do to Bush himself. Every moment spent in front of news crews calling Bush a liar, or a moron or claiming that the people were deceived is a moment that could be spent actually working on the real problems facing this wonderful country. In other words, doing what they are paid to do.

It is our contention that the attacks on Bush amount to nothing more than political game playing on the grandest scale. Rather than admit that they have no viable solutions to any problems, the liberals mask their ignorance and stupidity with attacks on the President.

The saddest part of all of this is that so many of our citizens are showing the same intellectual laziness that characterizes liberals. They refuse to question and accept any lie that they are fed. Look good little sheep, they marching into the barn to be shorn of their freedom, liberty and paychecks. Lacking a true faith in God, these hopeless ones put their faith in government and media and forget that what ever is given to you by man, can be taken away by man.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Lies, Greed and Professional Politicians

I have no illusion that I speak for anyone other than myself. I suspect there are others that might agree but I do not pretend to be their spokesman. That said, I want to share some random thoughts about politics in America, in particular, what ticks me off the most.

1. I am sick and tired of professional politicians treating me as if I was a stupid fool with no more thought process than a sack of hammers. I know the difference between a tax, a fee and a rip-off.

2. I am sick and tired of huge spending bills, especially those loaded with pork. Do professional politicians all assume that we are so stupid that we can not tell what is waste and what is worthwhile?

3. It really ticks me off that no matter who we elect, once they are in office, they act as if the job is theirs for life and that the promises they made to get the job are secondary to assuring their re-election.

4. I am very disgusted with the entire political process in Washington D.C. Neither side of the aisle has a claim to virtue in this mess as both sides practice an extremism that serves only to protect the power of their political party.

5. I would rather be hit in the head with a board rather than listen to yet another round of posturing, sound bites and accusations which sadly pass for a review process of nominated judical candidates.

6. Nothing is more pathetic than a politician in search of handouts for their party and next campaign. They pander to any group that has a check book often at the expense of any ethics they might have pretended to have.

7. Is there anything more idiotic than a politician staying in office most of their adult lives? Regardless of what they tell us, the truth is they become disconnected from the common folks and begin to believe their own lies.

8. I deeply long for an end to political campaigns that never seem to conclude. For instance, this is 2005 and the campaigns for the 2008 Presidential race are already under way. Give us a break and have the decency to do your jobs and limit your campaigning to the few months preceding the actual election.

9. One last thing, at least for now, how about the lack of straight talk and honesty? Is there something about being a politician that makes it impossible to speak honestly and in simple, plain language? Are politicians so afraid to speak the truth that they will go to any extreme to disguise their actual words?

A fair question now would be : "what are you going do besides complain?".

Speaking for myself, I have completely disavowed any relationship to political parties. I will also not donate a single penny to any politician who has not proven to my satisfaction that they are the right person for the job. I will not let PACs, unions, special interest groups or pollsters tell me who to vote for nor will I be stupid enough to waste my vote over a single issue. I will refuse to participate in any political polls. I will question the motives and actions of any and all

Most of all I will remember that one of the most precious gifts all Americans have is the VOTE and I will use mine wisely. I owe that much to those who died to give us this gift.

And I will pray for the future of this great nation.