Let me be clear at the outset of this commentary. I am not making an attempt to impress you with my piety. Heck, I’m just another old Pharisee trying to make my way through my remaining days on this confused, baffling, wondrous, puzzling, and often enigmatic little mud ball floating in third place from the […]
Archive for December, 2008
You must demand that politicians, Islamic apologists, and paid-for media do not abuse freedom by lying about Islam. When these people portray Islam as a religion of peace, they are lying through their teeth. Just take a quick look at Islam’s history as well as what is happening today in the Islamic lands. Islam is not a religion of peace and it has never been. Islam is violent, oppressive, racist, and irrational at its very core.
If I had the power, there are any number of people from whom or about whom I would not want to hear, see, or read anything in 2009. Here’s a short list!
Al Gore. This pusillanimous fraud, a leftover from the Clinton administration who was defeated for president in 2000, has devoted his time to issuing warnings against global warming, the greatest hoax of the modern era. He tends to be most vocal during blizzards.
Even before the smoke had cleared from the first bombs dropped many of us knew whom the world wide press would make the bad guys. The Israelis. It never fails. The world’s hatred of the Jews is just as vehement, just as rabid, as it was when Hitler was murdering six million of them in his gas chambers and concentration camps in Europe in the 1930′s and 1940′s. Frankly, I am not sure that given a chance to do it again, much of the world would stand by, again, and allow it to happen.
The Israeli Air Force is reported to have knocked out some 40, or more, Hamas targets in five minutes as the current Jewish/Muslim war kicks off in Gaza. The devastating opening to this war has been described as the Israeli version of “Shock and Awe”. Planning, (we learned very recently) for this raid was initiated at least six months ago by the Israeli military. The decision that “Operation Cast Lead” was “a go” for Saturday morning was, in fact, made Friday morning only one day before the bombs began to rain down on Hamas.
As of November 30, 2008 the number of U.S. dead was 4,205. The amount of money the U.S. has poured into Iraq as the result of the invasion exceeds $500 billion. Also at the end of November, the Iraqi parliament voted on an agreement that would have the bulk of the U.S. military depart by 2011. The agreement, though, leaves plenty of wiggle room for Iraqis to request U.S. military to stay on.
So, who won?
One can hardly open a newspaper these days without seeing an article by a member of the MsM bemoaning the lack of bipartisanship in the Congress. Warning flares should go off in your consciousness as soon as you see the title of such an article.
In a 2007 study published in Nature, titled, “Egalitarian Motives in Humans,” a modern and disturbing view of egalitarianism demonstrated by American college students showed that highly educated people are willing to pay, even collude with one another to reduce inequality. “When subjects were placed into groups and given random amounts of income, they spent their own money to reduce the incomes of the highest earners and increase the incomes of the lowest earners,” the authors concluded.
Rick Warren’s invitation to the inauguration has offended Barney Frank, and why shouldn’t he be? A man with such an impeccable record of public service and home life surely doesn’t want a man around who serves as a constant reminder of Congressman Frank’s darker life and sins. After all, we should just forget about Frank’s past because of his service to the Democratic party, his love of welfare, and his drive to socialize the country.
One of the simple delights in the age of vehicular travel is coming across an empty parking space that still has time on the meter. Since the beast — namely the municipalities obtaining revenue from the meter — is still getting the amount of money it is due whether the spot is occupied by one or two cars in the purchased amount of time, one would think the taxmasters wouldn’t care and simply let the lucky motorist enjoy one of the few pleasures remaining in our increasingly bleak and overcontrolled world.
Well, the simplicity of it is underwhelming, to say the least.
I’ve been thinking about this since my high school days when a Congressperson was introduced to the students of my school as a “Public Servant”. In the naivete of my youth I thought servant meant “one who serves.” Further, I thought a public servant was “one who served the public.” Do you see how misled I was in those oh, so innocent days?
Islam is a war machine wearing the uniform of religion as a camouflage. If we are to be prosecuted & persecuted for revealing that fact, then we will be led, dumb like sheep, to the slaughter. How could anyone with a scintilla of residual morality promote tolerance of and respect for Moe’s Murder Cult; the ultimate proponent of intolerance?
I completed my Christmas shopping Friday night. Not bad for a man, huh? I am usually done before December comes. I have become an Internet shopper; after all, part of my job is Web design. I support my industry. Every once in a while I head to the Mall, and like most men who are part of Generation X and before (I am leaving out the soft, confused millennial metrosexuals on purpose) we hate most of the mall experience. (The Craftsman tool section at Sears is the exception.)
The year 2008 was politically the most exciting and unusual in a generation. It hosted a long, divisive and drama filled campaign season that featured the rapid rise and fall of Rudy Guiliani, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee, the unlikely rise of John McCain and Barack Obama, and the eventual bitter defeat of Hillary Clinton.