Friday, January 29, 2010

State of Disunion

I thought I'd address some of Omessiah's remarks from his Wednesday speech:

One year ago, I took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse and a government deeply in debt. Experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. So we acted — immediately and aggressively. And one year later, the worst of the storm has passed.

But the devastation remains. One in 10 Americans still cannot find work. Many businesses have shuttered. Home values have declined. Small towns and rural communities have been hit especially hard. And for those who'd already known poverty, life has become that much harder.

This recession has also compounded the burdens that America's families have been dealing with for decades — the burden of working harder and longer for less, of being unable to save enough to retire or help kids with college.

"Acting" doesn't necessarily translate to "acting correctly." What has Obama done to bring us out of the recession, pull us back from the brink of financial collapse, and diminish our debt burden? How does printing wads of cash and throwing them in great heaping handfuls at problems create solutions? How does bailing out businesses that deserve to fail with taxpayer funds ensure job creation or alleviation of poverty? If anyone can offer examples of individuals spending their way out of financial ruin, I'd love to hear them.

For these Americans and so many others, change has not come fast enough. Some are frustrated; some are angry. They don't understand why it seems like bad behavior on Wall Street is rewarded, but hard work on Main Street isn't; or why Washington has been unable or unwilling to solve any of our problems. They're tired of the partisanship and the shouting and the pettiness. They know we can't afford it. Not now.

Astounding. Change "has not come fast enough?" Is he kidding? This isn't about the speed of change; it's about making the right changes. What difference does it make if we bring about change quickly, if it's change for the worse? Increased federal power at the expense of states and individuals isn't the kind of change we need; rather, it is the opposite. It takes unplumbable depths of hubris to set oneself up as the greatest champion of corporate welfare in U.S. history, while simultaneously decrying bad behavior on Wall Street. Government initiates a crisis; government nourishes it and helps it along, making sure it reaches a boiling point; government steps in as our savior from the crisis it helped create. Only an Obamoid or a career politician would buy this blind horse. And "tired of partisanship?" Who does he think he's fooling? Obama's entire schtick since entering office has been the character assassination of anyone who doesn't embrace his fly - buzzing heap and call it roses. Now he's going to talk to us about the woes of partisanship?

I simply can't make it any further through his tripe, folks, so I'll stop, here. I'm sorry. It's like wading through a sewer in flipflops. The rest is self - congratulatory fantasy.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Many Thanks

My wife's father passed away on Sunday, January 17. I don't believe he suffered, because he was neither awake nor aware. He endured many physical disabilities over the years, culminating in a heart attack from which he did not recover. Through all his trials, he kept a cheerful disposition and always cracked jokes and made people laugh. He never felt sorry for himself or brought others down with his woes.

I'm happy to report that he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 2008; so I understand that not only is he in Heaven, but he's better off than those of us on Earth, as he is in the presence of our Lord.

I and my wife want to thank each of you who remembered him in your prayers. None of us will ever know how much they contributed to the alleviation of his condition. We appreciate your efforts, and do not believe that they were in vain. We've spent the past few days visiting with family, and attending the funeral out of town. Now that matters have returned to a semblance of normalcy, I'll try to get back to regular posting; I've had interest in commenting on some current events, but they've taken a back burner, until now.

God bless and keep all of you.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Prayer Request

My wife's father, Johnny, is having some life - threatening health problems, right now. I'd like to humbly request that my readers remember him in their prayers.

Thank you very much, everyone. We appreciate you.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Logic of an Old Queen

What better way to kick off the new year, than with a story about the absolute insanity of political correctness and counter - culture mores. Lunacy is the order of the day, with these people:

A man honored by President Obama as a "civil rights pioneer" has told a Christian ministry leader the God of the Bible is a "sinful, homophobic bigot" who needs to repent and "seek forgiveness for the pain and suffering which his sinful homophobia has needlessly inflicted upon gay people for the past 4,000 years."

Haha! Sinful? By what definition, and under the tenets of what moral worldview? The one this guy made up out of whole cloth? God determines the definition of sin, not Adam and Steve. Sorry. Describing God as "sinful" implies that God is not the definer of sin, or that He is failing in living up to His own principles. I'd like to see Obama's boyfriend demonstrate God's lapses for the rest of us. And don't even get me started about the mindless absurdity that the Creator of the universe suffers from an irrational fear of homosexuals. That's rich.

The comments come from Frank Kameny, a longtime activist for homosexual "rights," who once famously said bestiality is all right "as long as the animal doesn't mind (and the animal rarely does)."

I'll take his word for it.

"Bigotry is sinful, whether it be racism, anti-Semitism, or homophobia," Kameny wrote.

And scripture consistently describes homosexual behavior as sin; prejudice against the wanton commission of sin cannot be described as sin, itself. If I have a choice between the holy Word of God, and the observations of a practicing homosexual on the merits of homosexuality, I'm sticking with God's Word. This amounts to bellyaching that God doesn't endorse one's particular sin preferences.

This is a perfect example of how political correctness and wallowing in one's sin destroys the intellect. It transforms otherwise intelligent people into imbeciles.

This also illustrates the notion attributed to Chesterton that When a Man stops believing in God he doesn't then believe in nothing -- he believes in anything. Here we have an individual who rejects and condemns the God of the Bible, who has reached the ludicrous conclusion that God should hang His head in shame and repent of his evil ways. I can't imagine the man doing a better job of living out the above quotation -- even if he'd set his sights on that goal and consciously dedicated his life to its pursuit.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy new year, everyone! Be safe, and may God bless each of you richly.