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Too many left God at home yesterday.

November 7, 2012 1 comment

Half of Catholics voted for Obama last night.  Over half of Jewish folks.  I haven’t found a stat for Christians yet, but I do know that millions of evangelicals didn’t vote at all, after 30 million failed to do so four years ago.  They may as well have voted for Barry.

Everyone on the right is trying to find people to blame.  Many are blaming the stupid people that voted for Barry.  While the stupid people are always an easy target, I don’t fault them for voting for the guy they believe has their best interests in mind (even when he doesn’t).  There are plenty of freeloaders who are perfectly happy not working when they can.  There are plenty of women who believe Romney actually wanted to take away their womanly “rights,” whatever those may be.  There are plenty of union members who are unemployed because of the Obama economy.  But I’m not going to blame them.  Instead, I’m going to blame every single Christian, Catholic, and Jew who voted for Obama, when he and his party support positions that are immoral and contrary to the Bible.

While I’m going to play the social issues card today, I’m not going to tell you you’re going to hell for voting for Barry.  I don’t get to make that call.  What I am going to tell you is that abortion is murder.  I’m guessing I wouldn’t find many of you willing to vote for a guy hoping to institute a second holocaust.  But yet, millions of Judeo-Christian folks just voted for a guy who supported legislation in Illinois that allowed a doctor to throw a live baby in the trash if he/she survived an attempted abortion.  What’s your justification?  Women’s rights?  Public education?  Just wanted to be different?  You’ll have some explainin’ to do.

Gay marriage?  The Bible’s pretty clear on what constitutes marriage.  The Dems?  I think we all know where they stand on the subject.  Polygamy isn’t legal, why should gay marriage be?  What’s your justification for supporting it?  Fairness?  Rights?  At some point you have to decide what side of the line you’re on.

Oftentimes, we leave God when we walk out of church…myself included.  We all need to bring Him with us into every area of our lives, including our political lives.  John Adams once said that our Constitution was made only for a moral or religious people.  Without the independent code of ethics provided by religion, moral decay would destroy this country as a result of the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.  That is precisely what is taking place now, and many of the people who are obligated to fight against the decay are actually voting in favor of it.

“But Nash, aren’t you getting just a little bit drama-rama over this?”  No, my imaginary friend, I am not.  This stuff matters.  A lot.  I was ticked off last night.  And while I was ranting and raving, my wife wisely told me to focus on what mattered.  God has a plan, and that plan involves more President Barry.  My dad, who has the misfortune of today being his birthday, told me something similar.  We’re in the world, not of the world.  Four more years of Barry isn’t the worst disaster ever.  At the same time, however, we have the responsibility to vote the same way we are to live: as morally as possible.  Unfortunately, we all too often fail in doing what we ought.  There’s always next time though, God willing.

Stuff that’s been going down.

October 29, 2012 4 comments

Well, apparently it’s going to be raining in New York for the next several days.  Atlantic City is already underwater, or so the media reports.  While some are quite concerned about Sandy, I view it as an opportunity to clean out some of the trash that resides in the Northeast.

Like this guy.

Don’t worry about me though.  I’m ready for Sandy.  Any potential looters should be on notice that I am bitterly clinging to my guns and God.  And Sparky’s riding shotgun.

Sparky

Lots of interesting things happened over the weekend…some sad, some not so sad.  One sad thing that happened was the Tigers forgot they needed to score runs in order to win at baseball.  The second thing is a combination of happy and sad.  I went to Benihana on Saturday night to celebrate one of my kid’s birthdays.  Hibachi always makes me happy because I get to drink a comically large beer while watching some guy in a big hat make a train out of an onion.  Friggin’ genius, that is.  It was also sad though, because said guy did not let me catch a shrimp in my mouth.  See, I’m really awesome at catching stuff in my mouth, and I lost out on the opportunity to totally impress my wife and give her another reason to be proud of me.

What else….oh yeah, there was this Catholic Bishop in Green Bay, WI, who wrote a letter to his parisioners about the upcoming election.  In it, he advised his flock that one’s religious beliefs should actually impact one’s life outside of church.  Novel concept, I know.  As a result, the Bishop recommended that voting for a pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-gay marriage candidate should probably not be done, since all three positions are in stark contrast to what the Bible teaches.  The only reason this is news is because Catholics have an inexplicable history of voting for baby killers liberals.

And let’s not forget about the dumpster fire that is Benghazi.  On Saturday, Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox News that he has sources in the military that told him Obama watched the entire attack go down via live feed from a drone flying over the scene.  No word on whether Barry had butter on his popcorn though.  Yes, my many liberal readers, I can hear you now: “Oh, but that’s Fox News.  You can’t believe them.”  Well, usually I would attempt to corroborate their reporting with “objective” media outlets, except that hasn’t been possible in this case.

And then there’s the report going around the interwebs about General Carter Ham, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, being forcefully retired because he attempted to disobey orders and send military assistance to Benghazi.  By now you know that everybody and their mother received real-time emails from a CIA outpost that an attack was taking place, and when some Navy Seals attempted to go and help, they were repeatedly told to stand down.  Of course, the Seals went anyway, and saved approximately 30 people before being blown up by terrorists after seven hours of fighting.  The new rumor is that Gen. Ham, who was in a position to provide assistance, was fired when he attempted to do something other than complain about running out of Goobers.  These may just be rumors, but it is a strange coincidence that he would “retire” at this specific point in history.

Of course, the best person to ask about what happened in Benghazi on September 11 would be the Commander in Chief.  He’s too busy “bringing folks to justice” to take questions though.  Exit quote:

Ultimately, as commander in chief, I’m responsible, and I don’t shy away from that responsibility. My number one responsibility is to go after folks who did this and we’re going to make sure that we get them. I’ve got a pretty good track record doing that.

In other words, the Prez is responsible.  The buck stops with him.  And at some point, long after the election, he’ll let everyone know that there was a serious communication breakdown somewhere, that absolutely positively did not involve him, and it will never happen again.  But please don’t ask him about it right now, because he’s busy.  Why don’t we all just do him a favor, and remove the heavy burden of being president from his shoulders.  After that, he’ll no longer have to go through the strain of dodging questions.

Hooray Democracy! Piggy, Duck!

December 6, 2011 1 comment

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I’m not like most people.  I enjoy saying “I told you so.”  Well, I told you so.

Remember the “Arab Spring?”  You know…when some of those Middle Eastern nations threw off the chains of oppression and rose up in a super-sized Democracy movement?  Sure you do.  And you likely recall that Egypt was the headlining band.  Certain loud portions of the Egyptian population didn’t like living under their stable dictator (never thought I’d use those two words together in a sentence), and so they caused a ruckus, which inevitably lead to the morons that run our country to work behind the scenes and pressure the dictator to step down.  Why?  Because Democracy totally rocks everywhere and at all times!

Some people with common sense, like me, were concerned about the movement in Egypt, however.  In fact, the whole thing reminded me a little too much of The Lord of the Flies.  That little island community started out with dreams of equality and free speech too (as long as you had the conch), but quickly devolved into the mean kid running around with his merry band of face-painted hooligans and ended with a boulder falling on Piggy.  Well, if Piggy were still alive, and living in Egypt, he should avoid standing under cliffs.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the biggest winner in the first round of Egypt’s elections, has threatened to take to the streets if there is any attempt to manipulate results.

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?  Depends on who you ask.  If you ask a member of the Brotherhood, they’ll tell you it’s a moderate group that enjoys non-violent activities such as knitting and donkey-polo.  If you’re anyone else, its a fundamentalist islamic terrorist organization.  They’re credo is rather simple:

‘God is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations.’

Hmmm…that sounds slightly familiar.  And according to the Yahoo! news article linked above, the Brotherhood is the “moderate” group expected to share power in Egypt.

The first round of voting in the multi-stage election wraps up on Tuesday, with Islamist parties including the Brotherhood and hardline Salafist groups winning about two-thirds of votes.

The Salafists are even more hardcore than the Brotherhood (or are they just more open about it?) in their desires to rid the world of non-fundamentalist muslims.  Sounds like a government literally gushing with freedom and tolerance.

What does it all mean?  Under our current president, the Middle East has gone from bad to worse.  Iran is becoming nuclear; we’ve largely abandoned Israel; and we’ve supported the overthrow of a pro-West, moderate dictator in Egypt, in favor of new leadership comprised largely of anti-American fundamentalist muslims.  I’m glad all of that work Barry’s put in to improve America’s image in the Mid-East has worked so well.

Public School To Investigate Intent Behind Groin-Kick

December 5, 2011 2 comments

Stop sexually harassing that pole!

Well, it’s come to this.  Society’s obsession with political-correctness (or is it just the public schools’ obsession with sex…hmmmm…) has turned the Bureaucracy of the Bored and Useless, i.e., public school administrators, on a seven year old kid for defending himself.

A 7-year-old boy is being investigated by his South Boston elementary school for possible sexual harassment after kicking another boy in the crotch.

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Lynch’s son, Mark Curran, said the boy that he kicked had been bullying him on the school bus ride home from Tynan Elementary last week.

Sexual harassment?  For a kick to the  family jewels?  By a seven year old?  Did the kid perform some sort of ninja-cupping action with his foot in the process?  The school’s explanation:

‘Your son kicked a little boy in the testicles. We call that sexual harassment,’ Lynch said the school told her.

I call it an unnatural obsession with testicles.

This is dumb.  What happens if the B.B.S. finds that the seven year old actually acted with the intent of sexually harassing the bully?  What if he was just being insensitive to the bully’s feelings?  Is he then branded a sexual harasser?  And what then?  Does it go in the dreaded permanent file?  Is there a special board in the school where the testicle-kickers are listed for purposes of scorn and mocking?  Are there multiple boards?  What about the “titty-twister” board?  Or the “insensitive rhymes” board?  I used to love the old “Chinese, Japanese, Dirty Knees, Look at These” chant.  I don’t think I sexually harassed anyone.  Of course, I was ten, so I’m not sure I knew what either sexual or harassment were, let alone what constituted sexual harassment.  If I had known though, I wouldn’t have wasted my opportunity on the school bully, if you know what I mean (that was a veiled reference at holding hands.  So calm down mom).

In any event, another wonderful example of your tax dollars at work.

Reflections on the Weekend: Deadbeats, Sea Monsters, and Bozo the Clown

August 8, 2011 3 comments

Look at how happy that guy is about the free stuff

So, what have we all learned this weekend?  I’ll start with me.  I learned that it’s easy to scare my children with stories of sea monsters that couldn’t possibly live in the lake we were sitting on while fishing.  The Boy: “Dad, you’re kidding right?”   Me: “Well, when you lose both arms due to a Croctopus attack, you’ll have your answer.”  What else?  Well, we learned that S & P dropped our AAA credit rating to AA+.  If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know what the credit rating is and why it matters (and if you haven’t, then you probably have bumper nutz hanging from your truck and need to be sterilized).  In response to America’s credit rating having dropped FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, the market is tanking and our Prez gave another speech in which he assured us that popularity doesn’t matter as long as you believe in yourself (or something like that).

As usual we ask: Does it matter?  Well, yes.  It does matter…sort of.  It matters because it has angered the markets, and it may affect interest rates at some point, somewhere.  However, as Barry rightfully said in his speech, America will always be a AAA nation…in comparison to all the other deadbeat nations out there.  In a world filled with debt and communists, we’re still the safest investment.

However.  The important point was made by S & P when it said it will continue to view America as a credit risk until it figures out what to do with its long-term debt problems.  And as I’ve said here before, there isn’t any politician who wants to deal with the long-term debt problems because that would mean doing something about medicare, medicaid, and social security.  And everyday Americans don’t want them to do anything about it.  Why?  Because everyone loves free stuff (even if it’s only kinda’ free).  And politicians like to get re-elected, so….what’s the moral of the story?  Continuing to give people stuff they didn’t pay for only works on “The Bozo Show.”  In every other circumstance, it eventually results in a nation of (happy) deadbeats.

“These jobs are going boys and they ain’t coming back”

September 28, 2010 1 comment

You hear it everyday, primarily from liberals:  “America just doesn’t make stuff anymore.”  This is often stated in a wistful manner that harkens back to days gone by, when one’s father would grab his metal lunch box, kiss his wife, and walk to his job at the widget factory.  After hearing such a statement, the uninformed listener may inquire into the reason why America doesn’t make stuff anymore.  At this point, the listener would be bludgeoned with the following (or its equivalent): “It’s those greedy factory owners who only care about profit.”  There can be little doubt that the factory owner cares about profit; that’s why he’s in business after all.  If it wasn’t about profit, then he’d be running a charity like that great humanitarian Bono (oh wait, bad example).

Yes, the owner cares about profit (for those of you who dislike profit…it’s difficult to pay employees without money).  But where did the factory go?  Probably to another country.  Why?  The answer is simple: liberals.  Case in point, the new EPA rules on carbon emissions that the left has been pushing hard for.  Hot Air has provided a nice summary of the soon to be released Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority report, which provides a picture of the damage the EPA’s new regulations will do to this country’s already anemic manufacturing industry:

  • New standards for commercial and industrial boilers: up to 798,250 jobs at risk;
  • The revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone: severe restrictions on job creation and business expansion in hundreds of counties nationwide.
  • New standards for Portland Cement plants: up to 18 cement plants at risk of shutting down, threatening nearly 1,800 direct jobs and 9,000 indirect jobs;
  • The Endangerment Finding/Tailoring Rules for Greenhouse Gas Emissions: higher energy costs; jobs moving overseas; severe economic impacts on the poor, the elderly, minorities, and those on fixed incomes; 6.1 million sources subject to EPA control and regulation;

How bad is it?  It’s so bad that the freakin’ Steel Workers Union is complaining about it.  And with good reason…the EPA’s standards are so ridiculously strict, there isn’t a boiler in the country that would comply.  What does that mean?  It means a whole bunch of factories will close, many for good.

It’s examples like this that compel me to conclude that Michael Savage is right: liberalism is a mental disorder.  How can you complain about manufacturing jobs leaving when you’re the reason they’re leaving?  Even more perplexing: Why the hell would any union member support a democrat?  Can anyone explain this to me?  Democrats are the reason union jobs are going to China.

And make no mistake, the EPA’s regs have Obama’s fingerprints all over them.  It’s the current Administration that has been pushing for the EPA to regulate carbon emissions because it couldn’t get cap-n-trade through the Senate.  Simply put, the “working man” needs to wake up.  There’s a reason those factories Springsteen always sings about are closed, and it ain’t the greedy factory owner.

Can We Give L.A. Back?

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

It is truly difficult to imagine a more incompentent set of government officials than those running the city of Los Angeles…and that’s saying something now days.  L.A. received $111 million in stimulus funds to create jobs.  Well, how’d they do?  Jobs created or saved: 55.   No, that’s not a type.  55 jobs, at an approximate cost of $2 million apiece!  Holy crap!

So, why did it take $111 million of tax-payer money to save/create 55 jobs you ask:

The audit says the numbers were disappointing due to bureaucratic red tape, absence of competitive bidding for projects in private sectors, inappropriate tracking of stimulus money and a laxity in bringing out timely job reports. 

In other words, the problem was government. 

‘While it doesn’t appear that any of the ARRA funds were misspent, the City needs to do a better job expediting the process and creating jobs….’

Only in an absurdly liberal and backward city like L.A. could spending $2 million of taxpayer money per job not equate to funds being misspent.  Apparently the only way to misspend taxpayer money in L.A. would be doing someting like wall-papering government offices with it, or simply giving it back to the tax-payers.

L.A. is a joke, and an embarrassment to America.  Not only can it only figure out how to save/create 55 jobs with $111 million of taxpayer money, it also built a $578 million public school.  L.A. is liberalism on steroids.  Its local unemployment rate is over 12%, but yet it continues to tax the crap out of its residents (well, those that pay taxes anyway).  In other words, L.A. is a microcosm of America under Obama.  Government can’t create jobs, it can only destroy them.  Government can’t  produce wealth, it can only steal it. 

The question is: how long will it take America to realize that liberalism is literally destroying this country?  Hopefully soon.

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