Crucifying The Truth April 27, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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The Truth, the title of the severly tacky and blasphemous painting of an apparently Disco-dancing current resident, done to celebrate the first 100 Days of Infamy, has been laughed at, excoriated, critiqued, and denounced (by me, for one), but it is interesting, nevertheless.
Calling such a piece of kitschy corn “The Truth” is presumptuous and pompous in the first place, if for no other reason than that I find myself sorely tempted to just fall out of my chair laughing at the very idea of it. The REAL Truth, the Real One, who backed up His claim by dying and rising, is not depicted in this painting, no matter what anybody tells you to the contrary. The person in that painting is NOT the truth.
There are a couple of ways we can look at this. We can see the image and be offended to our shoe-soles, and that is a good response, given the blatant blasphemy it portrays. But there is also another side to this. It could be possible that the artist is being cynically sarcastic in depicting the current resident — a known prevaricator — in such a pose, perhaps trying to convey the thought that the truth has been put to death by the predatory politics of the administration. Riiiiiiiiight….
The whole thing literally screams out for some theological discourse, and because of the subject, it’s hard NOT to take that tack. Besides, I believe the artist (and I call him that, because the piece shows a fair amount of technical artistic ability) really meant to portray — through the rather obvious device of the crown of thorns — the subject as a “new” messiah, one who can now supplant the Real Messiah and give our morals, consciences, and sensibilities a rest, since there is a new kid in town who won’t be making us feel guilty about things we only do in the bathroom with the blind pulled down or in the sleazy bath house stall.
But, the creepy thing about this is that there is a whole segment of the American population who takes the painting for what it is intended for: A new object of worship. If I wasn’t so cynical, I think I’d be downright frightened by what this brings to mind. I believe in a mighty, just, and jealous God Who has the right to do what He wants with us because we are His creatures. Truly, “God is not mocked,” but He is also not fooled, and I don’t think He suffers blasphemers easily. The artist might come in for a certain amount of responsibility for his part in the travesty, but the subject of the painting is going to have to be responsible for denying that it is really himself who is depicted there and not a fictional “other.” His choice is simple, but it IS his choice: Either he endorses the painting, likes it and takes it home with him (or puts up in a public place for people to worship), or he insists that, as a child of God, he does not have the right to allow himself to be depicted in such a way, and that the artist must remove the likeness or change it to something less recognizable. (Why am I reluctant to believe this?)
There is a great temptation to make a lot more of this than it deserves, simply because it is just one more distraction commissioned by the current resident to take people’s eyes off the reality of the destruction of the greatness of America. The less we make like Chicken Little and run in circles waving our hands over this crappy attempt to usurp what can’t be taken, the more we are able to keep our eyes on the REAL truth: That this administration is systematically dismantling America from every possible direction, as quickly as it can before it is caught in the act and made to stop. Crucifying “the truth” is only part of the strategy. Stay alert, and don’t let this distract you from WATCHING them.
Makes Sense To Me… April 26, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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And, if that’s not enough, in the science section, we find these insights:
Children’s Science Exam
Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.
Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.
Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.
Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.
Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental
Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. (The kid gets an A+ for this answer!)
Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.
Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)
A: The body is consisted into three parts — the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I,O, and U.
Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.
Q: What does ‘varicose’ mean?
Q: Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarian Section.’
A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.
Q: What does the word ‘benign’ mean?’
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
Great Sunday Viewing April 26, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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Go HERE! Watch a SUPER tea party video. Hooray for AMERICA! Taxed ENOUGH Already!!
Sick And Twisted April 25, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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In spite of the fact that there already exists a mawkish and gushy personality cult and kitsch-rich maudlin adoration of the current resident, there is a new representation of the divine O: A painting disguised as quaint and sarcastic, but so deranged and unbelievably twisted that I will not reproduce it here, because GOD IS WATCHING. It depicts himself in a “crucifixion” pose, crown of thorns and all, and is a monstrous mockery of the Lord.
I know I don’t need to remind any of you what kind of blasphemy this vile piece of twisted trash is. Any decent American should be shocked and disgusted at the image. Christian leaders should be vociferous in their denunciation of the piece. Of course, the mindset that created and approves of the painting will only laugh them down, but any Christian worthy of the name will be outraged.
If the person depicted in that painting doesn’t DEMAND that it be removed, call a press conference to emphatically insist that he is only HUMAN and will tolerate no other similar renditions of his caricature, it will mean that he believes and agrees with the suggestion of the image, and considers himself a messiah. This, unless I am mistaken, is the mark of a deranged, mentally ill and unstable individual. Such a person is in dire need of professional help.
Promises To My Grandchildren April 25, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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1. You will receive a body. You may like or hate it, but you’re stuck with it for the duration. Please try to take care of it, because it is the only one you get.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school, called “LIFE.” Each day in this school you will have many opportunities to learn, and some days will be easier than others, I promise. But you will learn something every day.
3. Growth is a process of trial and error. The physical growth depends on your attention to promise number 1 above, and more or less proceeds without your knowledge. Interior growth, on the other hand, will be entirely up to you and the effort you put into that growth. You will have to live with the results, so choose wisely here.
4. A lesson is repeated until learned. Any lessons turned in as “incomplete,” carelessly done, or fed to the dog will be repeated until the lesson is learned.
5. If you are alive, you will be learning. This process will continue until you die. Take your time and do it right.
6. “There” is no better than “here.” When your “there” becomes your “here,” you will look for another “there.”
7. Others are your mirrors. Hate them? Love them? What do you hate or love about yourself?
8. What you make of your life is up to you. In this lesson, it is permissible to ask for assistance.
9. God has all the answers. You can ask an unlimited number of questions. The chances are, however, that His answer will often be that of most good teachers: “Use your resources.”
10. You will forget ALL of this.
Wasilla Had A Tea Party April 24, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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Wasilla had a tea party. For a group of people who really are not used to making public demonstrations, it came together well, and the numbers grew continually as the day wore on.
One of the things that interested me was how peaceful it was. Even the hardy bunch who stood next to the highway (including myself) were genial and smiling. The most impressive thing I saw was the enthusiastic encouragement of the drivers who went past. Horns were honking continually. Waves, thumbs-up, and cheers added an exuberant edge to the seriousness of what was taking place. I have no comprehensive count, but estimates have ranged from a low of 300 to a high of 1200. My own guess would be somewhere in the middle, around 800.
Conservatives come in all stripes, and a lot of us are more conservative than we think we are. Press the right buttons, pull the right strings, and almost everyone will stand up to protect the more “conservative” elements of American life. They may vote Democrat, but they LIVE Republican, and I saw the same thing happening in Minnesota. They don’t want their kids indoctrinated in kinky sex practices in second grade. They don’t want their right to free speech or assembly to be curtailed. They don’t want oppressive taxation and regulation. If they were questioned about these things, they would all stand firmly on the “conservative” side.
And these were the people who came to the Wasilla Lake parking lot to demonstrate on April 15. They were respectful of the speakers and each other. They enjoyed each others’ signs and took notes.
The most exciting and encouraging thing that made itself obvious was the “I can’t wait until we get to do this again!” atmosphere. There is talk of coming together again on May 30, the original Memorial Day. And, of course, the granddaddy of birthdays, July 4, promises to be exciting and even bigger than April 15.
I have waited until now to post my observations because I wanted to get more information on the national reaction to the tea parties. Of course, the leftist press is contemptuous and condescending, and dismisses the phenomenon with a wave of the hand and a sniff of haughty nostrils. As far as they are concerned, it was less than a blip, and a poorly-planned, pathetic blip at that.
Next, the other pundits and commentators weighed in, convinced that such grassroots responses could not be possible without the organizational skills and leadership of the Republican party.
And, finally, the disgruntled bluebloods in the RINO section of the Republican Party, who were also convinced that we grass roots rubes wouldn’t know how to do anything like a tea party without their superior planning skills.
I don’t have the slightest problem with any of these reactions; in fact, I am glad that they have made their lack of faith in the people who vote them into (and OUT of) office an obvious and glaring example of their elitist opinions.
The tea parties were all organized and coordinated on the local level, everywhere. There was NO NATIONAL COORDINATION. There was some online chit-chat between groups and organizations, but as far as having a central planning (why does that term give me the whimwhams??) committee, the answer is still firmly in the negative. One of the things that made the tea parties so successful and so impressive was their spontaneous and very local makeup.
I can’t begin to tell you how much real pleasure it gives me to discover just how low we stand in the opinions of the elitists in this country, many of whom are Republicans and nominal Conservatives. My message to them is a simple one: JUST KEEP UNDERESTIMATING US. I hope they continue to keep us on their back pages. It couldn’t suit me better that they, true to form, haven’t the slightest idea of what is really going on.
The overwroght CNN reporterette who showed her true colors in about six words kept trying to force the dialogue around to “taxes,” but “taxes” was only one part of the laundry list of grievances the demonstrators had, and if she had had the good manners to shut her piehole for a minute, she might have gotten some eloquent commentary. But, of course, the guy holding the microphone is the one who sets the agenda, so it wound up being, as she wished, all about HER.
My concern is that we might be tempted to return some of those sanctimonious elitists to office yet again, and I pray that we have the will and the resolve to vote against every last one of them who hasn’t stood firmly with us from the beginning.
P.S. The picture is not mine, but I THANK the patriot who provided it. Also, it was taken fairly early in the demonstration, and does not show all of the people who were ranged along the roadside. If you were there on April 15, hug yourself for me!
Media Bias Is Alive And Well April 23, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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Take the time to watch this whole video, and learn (although I think you already suspect the answer) who REALLY stole the last election. And people wonder why I tell them not to waste their time and electricity watching the garbage the Obamabots in the driveby media regurgitate with such slavish obedience. One more time: Turn off that television and find out how much time you really have to find the TRUTH on the internet. Ditto the fishwrap/birdcage liner that lands on your front porch every morning.
I’ll Bet You Thought I Forgot Earth Day… April 22, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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You’d be wrong. I have my burn barrel loaded with cardboard and stuff and am ready to torch it off. Thirty-nine years ago, the experts were saying some interesting things. Read them and laugh.
A Prediction And An Observation April 20, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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A prediction. . .
The election in 2010 is going to be the moment of truth for America as a Republic.
It may turn out to be the last open election in this country, if we aren’t careful. There are groups and forces operating even now to push the last election to the left as far as it will go, and anybody on the right who doesn’t realize this is in for a very RUDE awakening.
If the right isn’t successful in retaking enough seats in the House and Senate in 2010 to push back or slow down the lumbering leviathan of totalitarian government, we will be finished as a republic.
The left has most of the marbles. They have an iconic figure: A doltish, self-absorbed, megalomaniacal iconic figure, but an idol, nevertheless. It won’t matter to his idolators what he does or how he goes about doing it. The old saying that the only way he could lose would be to be caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy no longer holds true. Personality traits and peccadilloes would simply be snickered at and covered over for the sake of his victorious emergence from the last legitimate presidential campaign in our history.
The left has bottomless pockets. There are any number of extremely wealthy tycoons worldwide who, willingly or not, will be forking over fortunes to pay for another run for the presidency. The right might conceivably have a couple, but they are probably nowhere near as wealthy or influential as those who support the left.
And the left has ACORN and major trade unions. The newest bullies on the block, these leftists are seasoned agitators and radical enforcers who will think nothing of cheating, lying, buying votes, manufacturing votes, or sending around the knee-breaking guys to intimidate voters.
The right has its work cut out for it, as you can see, and unless it can manage to get rid of the RINO’s who control the eastern seaboard division of the Republican party, it is going to go down in flaming, ingnominious, and shameful defeat once and for all in 2010. Time to make choices, time to make donations. We are teetering on the brink.
. . .and an observation. . .
The statists really don’t care what happens to the economy, to the taxpayers, to the country as a whole, or even to the rest of the world. “Debt” is a meaningless word to them, usually used in reference to the “little guys,” and they are convinced it will never touch them. It makes me wonder what they are going to do for comfort and safety after they ravage the entire infrastructure and economic foundation of the country. Killing the goose that lays the golden egg means NOBODY gets a taste of the omelette, including the elitists.
They don’t even THINK about enterprise or production, or good business practices. It’s not what they know about business that will kill us; it’s that they know absolutely nothing, yet they are taking over huge chunks of the economy. “Business” is incomprehensible to them, so they don’t care how much destruction they visit on the economies of the world through their selfish quest for all the power.
To them, that power is everything. They really, REALLY don’t care who gets hurt, all they want is to say they own it ALL.
It would be interesting to see how these people would deal with living in REAL totalitarian countries. Has any one of them ever actually lived in Cuba or North Korea? Made supper from grass and bark in Pyongyang? Found themselves in a “medical clinic” in Cuba that has sewage oozing out of cracks and cockroaches crawling on the cots? But these are people who can’t be bothered to look at the practicalities, and REALITY is a foreign language to them. All they are concerned about is being in total power. They don’t care about responsibility, they aren’t concerned with consequences.
They just want to be the “kings of the world.”
Please do not misunderstand me: I am not trying to downplay or minimize the profound negative effect the proposed policies of this administration. The leftists in government in this country are dedicated statists, determined to destroy the Constitution and undo all that was put in place for our benefit by the Founders. America is in very deep trouble.
Severing Ties and Other Thoughts April 18, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry’s talk of secession is very interesting. As far as I know, Texas is the only state that might be able to legally separate from the Union. All the rest of us (including Alaska, I fear) must take our knocks and stay united.
It’s nice to daydream about how good it would be to be out from under the oversight of the bloated behemoth in Washington, but the practicalities quickly pinch the dreamer awake. Simple things, like mail from “outside” or “international” phone service, quickly tell us that setting up a working infrastructure for such an undertaking is no small project. I’m not saying it can’t be done by wise and practical planners, but the process would have to begin now and couldn’t be completed for as much as ten years, due to simple logistics and planning ahead. Medical care, including medicines and treatment centers, would have to be high on the list. Where would medicines and supplies come from? Education, of course, can always be done at the home level or by the individual, provided sufficient references and instructors are available. But severing ties means finding whole new ways to go about things, to find and provide necessities, and to develop services and infrastructure, as well as taxes, levies, and other sources of independent state income. It’s not as simple as it sounds.
Those patriots who wish for it might simply just do better to relocate to a state like Wyoming or New Hampshire, and content themselves on a personal withdrawal. Besides, good old Alaska, as much as we Alaskans would like to have it otherwise, is down around #30 in the ranking of “freest” states, whereas, New Hampshire and Wyoming are up in the single digits in the rank.
So, sit tight. Grit your teeth and hang on, and don’t plan on severing ties just yet. And it’s too bad the rest of the country can’t just secede from Washington DC. Let them live with themselves there. This might not be a bad idea, come to think of it… think of how nice it would be to simply ignore the tax man, or know that all those regulations in the Federal Register are for “the other guy,” or the pleasure of thumbing our noses at the lumbering bureaucracy we would no longer have to do battle with. And, all those elitist statist moneygrubbers could just tax each other, make laws destroying or usurping each other’s individual sovereignty, and levy all kinds of fees and regulations on each other. Talk about an enjoyable daydream…
APRIL 18, 1775: Paul Revere’s Ride
Don’t you think it’s interesting that the elitists appear so unconcerned about the tea parties that were held around the country on April 15? To hear them tell it — when they condescended to speak of it at all — it was nothing more than a few small gatherings of tax-evading soreheads and Republican hacks looking for re-election support.
I am one of those people who believes the left is whistling past the graveyard. I think they are, if not actually fearful of the Right, at least beginning to realize that they might have stirred up a hornets’ nest with their power-mad grab for every penny earned in this country and taxing to death whatever they can’t steal.
Obviously, the press didn’t cover anything to do with the demonstrations beyond smirking and condescending remarks (some filthy and degrading; what kind of mind has that sort of information?), but there was no honest reporting of the numbers or the real reasons behind the demonstrations. For the statists, who love their taxes more than they love their mommies, the first and most obvious thought was that it was all about the taxes. Very little was reported on how angry voters are about Washington’s profligate spending and manic generational theft into the next century.
Once the sole territory of the leftists, street demonstrations have moved and evolved into a new method for the Right for getting a message out. In a land where the statist control of the major print and electronic media is virtually absolute, messages of a more conservative bent have had to find new and novel ways to be distributed. Blogs like this tiny offering, or big, important pages like Newsbusters, American Thinker, or New Media Journal become that much more necessary. Online forae like Free Republic get more and more attention. And who could not see the importance of radio talk shows like Rush Limbaugh and all the other patriotic voices out there? Statists claim that nobody on the right cares about these things, and nothing could be further from the truth.
Meanwhile, the problem becomes one of overcoming the statist stranglehold on the media in order to distribute the Right’s side of the story. Conservatives confronted with things like the “Fairness Act,” — and I remember when the original “equal time” policy was in effect — must find new ways to inform and be informed in spite of the paranoid and frantic attempts by the statists to muzzle them and silence their message.
So, it’s no wonder there was virtually no regular news coverage of the tea party demonstrations. It’s like not wanting to speak of the devil, for fear just mentioning his name will bring him. If I had to make a guess, I would say that the right has discovered a “new” way to get their voices heard, and will use it again and again to more good effect.
The left in this country is afraid of the Conservative message, and they are afraid of the Conservatives who speak or write it. They will poo-poo any remarks like mine, and attempt to convince readers that a) we don’t know what we are talking about, b) we are all crazy, c) it’s not really like that, and d) they inherited all this misery from the Bush administration. Like I said, whistling past the graveyard.