The 7,000,000,000 October 31, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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The announcer on the radio just said that the seven billionth person had been born today. Great news! Happy Birthday, new kid!
The first thing that came to my mind when I heard the breathless announcement, however, was this: “…AND, YOU CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE!”
Every time the ecofreaks and envirowhackos get hysterical about how many people are on the earth, they drag out the dead horse of “overpopulation” and dig up every baseball bat, hockey stick or golf club they can find to start beating it again.
The problem isn’t “overpopulation.” The problem (if there is one, and I do not believe population is a problem, unless it’s the fact that it’s shrinking and taking whole societies and economies with it) is really one of small areas of congestion, like mega-cities. If they are so worried about this problem, why don’t they do the honorable thing and off themselves?
My standard reply to these whiners and self-important nitwits is to invite them to drive up to tell me their worries in person: don’t fly, DRIVE. Take pictures of all the overcrowding between their house and mine. Then we’ll talk.
Making His Own Dirt October 29, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
Oh, dear. Have you seen this yet?
Every time I hear him say something like this, or read about it, I laugh right out loud. This presumably brilliant man has NO IDEA how ignorant and stupid this statement sounds.
There is “regular” sanctimony, and then there is arrogant, ignorant sanctimony, and Richard Dawkins, who prides himself on his stubborn insistence that he is right about God’s existence, goes live with it in trying to tell us that he is smarter than Jesus. “A great moral teacher,” he calls Jesus Christ. As in, “Caterpillar builds nice little tractors.”
One of the things about militant atheists is their conviction that everything in the cosmos happened by accident. There’s a funny little saying among belivers about this mindset that starts out, “First, there was nothing. Then it exploded…”
It always amazes me that atheists will believe this. But they won’t believe that there could be an intellect greater than their own, and that’s their problem. How proud does a person have to be to believe he is smarter than God?
Dawkins probably had a little catechism teaching as a child, and if he comes from an Anglican background, he was taught that Jesus Christ is God. That’s probably where his intellectual train jumped the tracks. When an arrogant unbeliever hears the words, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made…” (John 1:1,2) it starts up their denial engine and gets them really steaming. (Even though they don’t believe a single word of the Bible, and this passage is meaningless to them, it still upsets them.)
Apparently, a God who can create the cosmos out of nothing shouldn’t be able to also have more than one Nature. If somebody points out that not only is God a Triune God, but that one of those Natures is the same Jesus Christ he calls a “great moral teacher,” Dawkins’ anger is stirred. And there is the mystery that drives him and his ilk around the bend, and that it’s easier for them to believe that the cosmos (everything that exists) is an accident than it is to believe that God is a Triune, personal God Who always existed, loves each of us individually, and created it all from nothing just by willing it into being.
Like the old joke goes: God and the devil are discussing who is more powerful, and the devil insists that he can create a man in his own image from the dust of the ground, like God did. God says, ‘You’re on,” and the contest begins. The devil stoops down and grabs a handful of soil, and starts squishing it around in his hands. God stops him. “Uh-uh,” God says, “no way. First, you have to make your OWN dirt!”
When Dawkins can do what God did, starting from nothing, I’ll give him a serious listen. Meanwhile, I’ll be over here, waiting for him to make his own dirt.
Copycat Crybabies October 27, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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“Astroturfing.” In today’s parlance, it means, “not grassroots; not a naturally growing movement.”
The left loves to accuse the TEA party people of ‘astroturfing,” because they are convinced that there could not possibly be a natural demonstration of public opinion that would involve millions. But it’s those millions of TEA party supporters that drives the left batty. They want those numbers. They are insanely jealous of every single thing the right does that gains a large support from the general public.
Remember “Air America?” It was going to be the left’s answer to Rush Limbaugh and his audience of 20,000,000, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity and their own millions of listeners. Air America struggled for a year. No matter who they chose as their bellwether spokesman (including Jeannean Garoffalo and Al Franken), they couldn’t find a star-quality host, any advertisers for revenue, or a message people cared to hear about, and it fizzled out in a pathetic deflation. Even subsidies from other leftist causes couldn’t keep it afloat. Nobody, but NOBODY bothered to listen to it.
In 2009, the call went out from a Wall Street business commentator, of all places, for a new tea party. It was bombast on the part of the announcer who coined it, but it struck such a sympathetic chord in the hearts of patriots across the land that the TEA party movement came together spontaneously and enthusiastically. When the left discovered the size of the support (nearly 2,000,000 showed up in Washington DC on Sept. 12, 2009), they became enraged.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the left is JEALOUS. They are jealous because they can’t pull together a crowd of that size. Once again, they tried to imitate the success of the right. Their version of a TEA party rally? Check out OWS. This is a buch of anarchists, communists, lazy takers, crybaby college grads whining about their student loans, union thugs, and vagrant hangers-on out to show the world that they can have their own version of a TEA party rally. Of course, like everything the evil one comes up with, it’s an ugly sham of truth, and a grossly coarse parody of the reality embodied by the original rallies.
One of the things the left loves to do is tell people what to do, and the dilettante ciphers of OWS love to be told. They LOVE to be part of a group. It gives them their identity, they believe, and without God in their lives, it gives them something to believe in. OWS is a pathetic attempt to copy the spontaneous TEA party rallies. But, they will never pull it off, because the TEA party is not an organization. It has no leadership. It is a spontaneous welling-up of patriotic activism that the left is desperate to copy and “improve on.” The left has begun chortling because they don’t see TEA party rallies any more, and are convinced the movement is “dead.” They wish.
But, like Air America, OWS will continue to be subsidized by Soros-funded groups, propped up by the mainstream media’s desperate desire to portray it as a “spontaneous” uprising (hoping it will be like the TEA party rallies, obviously) of real America, and used by the current resident for campaign color.
Air America. OWS. Crybabies and copycats.
Send This Viral October 26, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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An Experiment October 26, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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Friends often ask me why I always mute the sound on advertisements and commercials. I simply tell them, “I’m not going to buy their stuff, so why do I have to listen to their spiel?”
It sounds simplistic, but it ties in with something else a little more important. Something else I don’t do is read newspapers or magazines, or watch/listen to news on the television or radio. And it’s also for the same reason: I’m not buying what they are selling.
One of the reasons people don’t think outside the box is because they are so used to the box being there that they never realize it’s boxing them in. As soon as I learned that I could find my own favorite news places on the internet, I stopped listening to any news anywhere, except for the occasional local report on the radio, and never on television.
The best place I found to do this was on Free Republic. The website is a news aggregator with a difference. Its users and participants collect news articles from around the world and post them on the site, then the rest of the forum reads (or not) and comments (or not). What is unique about this approach is the fact that the article itself is put up on the forum. Some publishers have copyright stipulations and restrictions, but for the most part, the entire article can be posted. In all cases, the URL for the article’s originator is provided so the readers can go to the original source and read the news there if they prefer. This is a much more “user-friendly” way to get your news in which the FR contributors do the sifting and searching. It’s just too bad that what makes Free Republic such a readable and popular site won’t be considered by outside news entities. They have tried, but they’ve never come close. It gives the news consumer the ability to filter out any editorial bias, which, after a while, you will be able to spot a mile away.
Critics might say this doesn’t give me all the news, but the expressions and inflections of the newsreaders don’t constitute the news I want to hear. Perhaps it’s just me, but I have found that by doing this I have become much better-educated about current events, history, incredibly interesting trivia, and local color, without sitting through hours of opinion thinly disguised as “news.” They tell you what they want you to hear, and they DON’T tell you what you need to know.
If you want to get serious about these kinds of things, do this experiment: Find the mute button on your tv remote and wear that puppy out! Mute everything that usually pisses you off, especially commercials. If your radio doesn’t have a mute button, make sure it’s close enough to turn down the volume manually, or do what I did, and invest in a Bose radio with a remote control. Best $400 I ever spent, and I did it years ago, precisely for this reason. Cancel your newspaper/stop buying it at the stand. Learn how to pronounce “NO” when the nearest big-city rag calls you with a deal on a subscription. Cancel or destroy as they arrive any “news” magazine that comes in your mail.
Do this for one month. Then, if you are still addicted to the other guys’ version of what passes for news these days, you can go back to your local news. But I’m pretty sure you won’t be turning up that volume or restarting those subscriptions any time soon. Happy mute-button-pushing and joyous not-listening to all of you!
True Colors October 23, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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For years, we trusted the news we heard on the radio, read in the newspapers and magazines, or saw on the television. We trusted those news readers and columnists to give us the real news without coloring it with their personal gripes and irritations.
Then, along came a new crop of graduates of the Ivy League “J” schools, and these starry-eyed individuals had drunk long and deeply from the fountain of leftist thought that was pouring into American universities, especially on the east coast, in the guise of political “refugees” from war-torn Europe.
Unfortunately, the students in those classes, the ones with the stars in their eyes, had no way to know that the truths of American reality were being subtly undermined and mocked. The students went along, willy-nilly, and could hardly wait to go to work for one of the major outlets, and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
For, just as surely as the truths of American reality were being undermined, these idealistic graduates were determined to make sure that everybody who read, listened, or watched their slant on things was convinced. They didn’t care whether their opinions were right or wrong, as long as they were made public and the audience coerced to believe as strongly as the starry-eyed grads did.
Nobody but the newscasters and columnists themselves knew they voted for the farthest-left candidates, and gradually, the opinions of the nation began a leftward swing that would, by the 2008 election, install their newest chosen darling in the oval office and vindicate their opinions one more time. Believing they had finally accomplished the great Socialist Dream, it wasn’t long before they let down their guard, and began to show their true colors.
During the campaign for the 2008 election, a new star burst onto the national political stage, and it was like throwing Holy Water on a vampire. The starry-eyed journalism grads discovered to their horror that John McCain (always a dependable center-left sort-of republican), right at the moment of their greatest victory celebration, had chosen, not just a fresh young face, but a powerhouse of conservative opinion, the wildly popular governor of Alaska.
The feeding frenzy was astonishing, and the depth of their hatred for Gov. Palin caused them to say and do things that revealed to the voters the utter, hate-based, class envy/socialistic mindset of the mainstream press, and the depths they were willing to explore while trying to destroy a great woman who also happened to be a great politician.
She was, as Rush Limbaugh put it so aptly, living rent-free in their heads, 24/7. Even when she wasn’t speaking up to steer the dialogue (which she did, with an ability they envied but were powerless to emulate), they were muttering about her. No matter where she went, what she did, what she said, or how she said it, or even if she stayed home and said nothing, it was always cast in the most viciously negative way the mainstream press could make up.
Their treatment of President George W. Bush was just a prelude to what would come later with their slandering of Sarah Palin. The leftist press, who had gone to the poisoned well for invective in the case of Bush, delved even deeper, and waited for Palin, armed and dangerous. The leftist journalism graduates turned into a full-powered light-and-color show of viciousness over Sarah Palin, and showed the world a flash of their true, visceral nastiness.
Today, in the runup to the new Presidential campaign, they are trying everything they can to demonize any of the GOP candidates, but it all falls flat. Cain gets accused of not being “black enough,” Perry is a deranged gunslinger, Bachmann is a laughable dilettante, and the only one worthy of their admiration is the leftist used-car salesman, Romney. After the stunning display of hatred they showered on Bush and Palin, they are about burned out.
Thanks to this display by the mainstream press, we voters are seeing the true colors of the presstitutes, and we see them as unable to make a single charitable, positive statement about any conservative in public life. We voters, on the other hand, are tuning out, turning off, and unsubscribing, in record numbers.
It’s pretty sad when one’s true colors are only varied shades of hatred and ugliness.
Envy As Ideology October 22, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
The spoiled brats “occupying” Wall Street and other downtown areas across the country sat in college classrooms at their parents’ expense, and drank up the virulent finer points of malignant envy.
The OWS (Ol’ Wrinkled Soros) groupies are greedy, envious, hateful, arrogant, and sanctimonious. And ignorant. “Maleducated” is the perfect descriptor for a bunch of trustfund kids who’ve gone through sixteen years of school without learning a darned thing, except how to envy us poor little hard-working peons out here in flyover land, who have what we have because we worked, scrimped, and saved to buy it. Soros’s little minions (with deep apologies to REAL Minions…), assisted by organizations like SEIU, ANSWER, and World Workers Party with their mass-produced signage, trot out their little snotty platitudes and have the gall to be offended because somebody came along and “redistributed” their $5,600 Apple laptops and other pricey gear paid for by Mumsie and Popsie, out there in the Hamptons.
Envy is the root of all sin. Envy was what drove Lucifer to rebel against God in the beginning, and it was what drove Marx, Engels, Lenin, and all the other envy-mongers to write their treatises, denounce their friends, and destroy an entire world.
The antidote for envy is a real education in how the positive system of economic growth really works and an attitude of genuine generosity, a desire to help others to achieve the same kind of prosperity. But most of the Minions of Envy think it should all be taken from those who built or acquired it by working for it, and confiscated.
A few of them may one day realize how badly they have been deceived and maleducated and will look for actual truth, but the majority will simply continue along their well-worn trails to a life of discontent, greed, manipulation, and lust for the happiness they see in the lives of Americans who work for a living and save for what they want to acquire. Knowing the value of a good thing is not just reading the price tag, but the person who achieves success and accumulates wealth knows he does so by understanding the value of, and working towards the goals he wishes to achieve.
The malevolent Minions of Envy will never reach that stage of understanding. They want what they want because somebody with an axe to grind has told them that the only way for them to be “real” is to take accomplishment and material goods from those who have it. The camouflage of “spreading the wealth” is a ruse. The MMEs know that once they can wrest that accomplishment or fortune from its original owner, it will remain in the greedy hands of the envious. These people, who have no understanding of what to do with their ill-gotten gains, or how to make wealth grow, will see that wealth and accomplishment turn to dust and ashes. They then promptly blame the people from whom the treasure or achievement was confiscated.
We used to feel a bit of pity for these dissatisfied, pathetic people, but now, we see them as they truly are: a noisy, dirty, and aggressively intrusive gaggle of jealous brats, and the only thing we can feel is disgust.
They have revealed their true repugnant selves, and we see in them the much more honest portrayal of the Evil One’s true personality. Malevolent, repugnant, and corrupt. How else to describe the followers of Old Wrinkled what’s-his-name.
Pavlov’s Pups October 20, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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The silly, pretentious little dilettantes playing around the edges of Marxism in the public squares of most of our bigger cities are laboring under a deluded misconception. They can hardly wait to bring “revolution” to America, and they poop on cop cars and mouth communist platitudes right out of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book, and never ever get the reality. Some, with whimsical irony, they obviously made up anew, like: “A Job Is A Right! Destroy Capitalism!” (This was a pre-printed, mass-produced sign put out by World Workers Party. Just one more wing of Communism, Inc.)
Note to the selfish, maleducated, unappreciative little play-actor trust-fund babies in Wall Street: America IS a revolutionary nation. Hello? How do you think we got here, you dunderheads? We fought a Revolution for this country. America embodies the freedoms and the privileges you think you are agitating for with your silly jingoistic twaddle and your ridiculous socialist buzzwords.
Here’s a little game for you crybaby Old Wrinkled Soros ninnies: I’ll engage you in a conversation about ANYTHING. In the course of that conversation, I am going to ring a little bell every time you spout a buzzword or phrase from any of the Marxist or socialist writers. You can pick the topic of the conversation if you wish, but you will soon find yourself unable to proceed without hearing the bell. If you think you have ME programmed to respond, you’re wrong. You can’t talk without using your special words for everything. I can stop ringing the bell, but you can’t stop using the buzzwords. Who’s Pavlov’s dog?
The Rider Of The Black Horse October 19, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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“When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and its rider had a balance in his hand…” (Rev. 6:5 RSV)
I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but there are some things about what’s going on these days that need to be repeated. The link I include here is basic history, common knowledge (among people who really care) and more than obvious to careful students of world events.
America’s leftists appear to either have been absent (probably demonstrating somewhere) on the days when the consequences and realities of communist/socialist/statist government were taught. They must have not been present, or they wouldn’t be so eager to turn America into the latest failed experiment in socialism. The article also helps to illustrate something about the rider of the black horse. The rider’s name is “Famine.” Several things are very clearly shown in the American Thinker article, and others require a little thought, but here’s a little cheatsheet about famine:
1. Virtually all modern famines are politically induced. Just think about it for a minute. So, maybe there is a bad-weather year that reduces the size of the harvest. In a free country, that’s not too serious, because farmers and manufacturers, as well as governments, put aside stores of surplus food in good years to feed many in the event of such a drought/flood/freeze. Even a several-year weather pattern is not enough to cause major famine in most places, since there are always mini-climates and family garden plots. People might not eat abundantly, but they don’t starve to death. (Please don’t think I am being cavalier here. No famine anywhere is trivial, under any circumstances.) When you read of an ongoing famine in a country, check their government.
But in countries where the Communists have power, such a harvest season causes something else to happen: The people will be forced to scratch out an existence while the elites in power confiscate the entire harvest, all livestock, all foreign assistance foods, and keep them for themselves, since the easiest way to control a whole population is to control the supply of food.
2. It doesn’t matter what country the famine occurs in, the causes are virtually always the same. Despots believe they must hoard whatever foods there might be in the country for their own survival, all the while forcing peasants and farmers to struggle, starve, and die to keep food on an elite table. But I repeat myself.
3. Eventually, the lands are denuded of any plant that might yield a harvest or even a meal. The trees are killed from people cutting branches and bark to make pitiful soups. The cattle and livestock are confiscated, or worse, left to starve because the land has been ravaged. Any pets will have been killed and eaten long before. In most cases, any peasant who tries to save or salvage a bit of food for himself or his family is executed, sometimes with his whole family or village, as “a lesson.”
These arrogant elitists are the posterchildren and heroes of the stupid, selfish, arrogant little snot-nosed brats and the decrepit and dirty old hippies that are currently infesting the downtown areas of most major cities in America. Biting the hands that have fed them, these selfish toads demand we feed them while they demonstrate against us, “knit sleeping bags” for them, all the while tapping away on their laptops or texting on their iPhones. They have not the slightest inkling of the consequences of installing a government like they demand.
I don’t recall who (I keep thinking it was Reagan) said, “Any government big enough to give you everything you want is powerful enough to take away everything you have.” These demonstrators keep demanding government solutions for everything, instead of actually thinking or working to make solutions, having learned the disruptive value of demonstrations from Marxist college professors, all of whom should have been rounded up and deported to the communist utopia of their choice long ago. Such ignorance is deadly, even bordering on murderous.
I have to stop now. All I can think of is firehoses and napalm.
Loser’s Circle October 18, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
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The current resident is a perfect, glowing example of why we should never, never, EVER allow the media to pick our leaders for us again. They have horrible taste in candidates, are too lazy to vet backgrounds (or too crooked), and lose a lot of their credibility by kissing butt and sucking up. But somehow, these media suckups have decided that they are the final arbiters of what’s best for the country, and they pick their favorite pony in every race, then force that pony down our throats, even if we don’t want to eat it.
Picking winners is a science, as well as an art. It reqires insight, knowledge of the contestants, information about the condition of the track, and whether or not the contestants are feeling up to par. The talent for winner-picking can be used to an advantage, but it is obvious that the self-appointed pickers in the dinosaur media are not doing a very good job of whatever it was they set out to do. If their goal was to saddle the country with a doofus with a bad spending habit and a flair for doing really stupid things in public to world leaders, though, they couldn’t have picked a better pony than the current resident.
The main problems with their choice are the facts that he is also a doctrinaire socialist and a malignant narcissist. But, choose him, they did, and their criteria for picking him were: 1) The color of his skin; 2) His political persuasion; and 3) the fact that he would do anything in return for their fawning adulation.
Winner-picking should be left to the bettors (voters). It’s going to be our money in the purse, and we want to be the ones who say which pony is to stand in the winner’s circle. (One thing I always noticed about those real winners: They didn’t get there by themselves. Also in the circle are the owners, the jockey, the trainer, the grooms and hotwalkers.) Of course, making it to the winners circle also means that the team around the winner is the best that it is possible to accumulate. Which brings us back to the current resident and the bunch of hacks, dolts, suckups, and apparatchiki with whom he has surrounded himself.
Unfortunately, the winner’s circle in America is the Oval Office, and the hack nag standing in there with his supporters got there by cheating, looking every bit like the hack nag he is. If that is the best the presstitutes and pundits can do, they have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have absolutely NO business picking our leaders.
Sometimes it’s just hard to tell who is the worse hack: the pony, or his handlers. Not an easy choice to make, considering what we have to choose from. Let’s hope that by the time the choice becomes crucial, the backroom pickers will have moved on to messing up something else in American society, like educa…, oh, wait.
So, when we are coming down the stretch, we need to be sure we know the field, know the track, know the jockeys, and know the strategy. We need winners in this next race, not the hacks and spavined nags the mediots keep trying to force on us.