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This Glorious Hedonist Mecca Called America

Were the deals, the prices, the new 'have to have' objects worth the trampling and death of a Wal-Mart employee whose unfortunate job was to open the doors on Black Friday? What does it say about Christmas in America that getting to the deals before anyone else trumps the lives and safety of others?

If America were a third-world country and the stampede was over a ration of rice and a jug of fresh clean water I might could understand the desperation that propelled these Long Islanders head long through a breach they tore open just to acquire more worthless crap. And in the process kill someone who had every reason to believe they'd see home again.

But these "desperate" New Yorkers weren't there to get desperately needed food or water; they were there to get video games and flat-screens, and trample anyone who got in their way. What was so damned important on those shelves that a stampeding horde of Christmas shoppers, with a wealth of cash in hand and hungry for more worthless and unfulfilling possessions. . . . . were any of those moth and rust corrupted objects worth the life of someone who just hours before presumably spent joyful quality time with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day? Did this employee's thankfulness extend to those who would just hours later crush the life out of him or her?

If this is what America has become, she's not worth saving.

Better to live in a nation like Israel where senseless death more often than not has a face recognizable. Better the evil you can see, gunning for you because of who you are rather than because you happen to be between a storm of fools and the worthless crap they desire to buy.

Shame! That in a desire to give on Christmas morning, the spirit of giving was devoid of any worthy spirit; that these bankrupt souls chose to take the life of someone whose only crime was signing on as temporary help... all in the so called "spirit of giving."

The only gift these people are giving to one family is a lifetime of tears and pain. And for what? The latest version of Guitar Hero? Would these people stampede for a Bible? For the opportunity to witness for Christ? To feed the hungry? Clothe the poor?

Of course not. They'll stampede and kill for fools gold, but not for riches incorruptible.

Welcome to America! Hedonist mecca of the world. Where personal pleasure trumps individual life.



...in a world where what we want is only what we want until it's ours."


I hope their purchases give them no pleasure; nor give pleasure to those who receive them.



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The Law, Expediency, and "You Are What You Eat"

Feodor posted a comment wherein he outlined what he believes to be flaws or contradictions in scripture. Seeing as how time, at present, is not something I have a great deal of, I chose to address just one point: Old Testament dietary laws; namely, are they still, in whatever fashion, applicable today?

What follows then is meant to clearly and directly outline what I see in scripture regarding the dietary laws specifically, and the entirety of Old Testament Law (all 613 of them) in general.

First of all let me ask, are there any old testament laws that you the reader feel are still in force? Any law that Grace does not wholly abrogate? No need to be specific, a simple 'yes' or 'no' will do. Since I can't imagine anyone saying 'no,' I'll come back to this later.

Jesus, in John 8:17 (referring to Deuteronomy 19:15) said, "It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true."

In an effort to move this train a little further down the track, I retreat now to a much much earlier post on a previous blog:

I've expressed the following idea several times before in various forms and locations. It's not new to me, but it surprises me how few people seem to have grasped it. To say that this is one of the greatest truths in the bible would be reaching, because the greatest truth of the bible is that God loved man so very much that he willingly took on mortal flesh to pay our debt of sin -- a debt we are wholly incapable of paying ourselves -- that we might be restored to fellowship with Him, our Creator.

God has spent almost an entire week working to bring His redemptive plan for mankind to an end. That's not a long time for God, but it's been in the neighborhood of six thousand years for us 1/2. God has made a lot of pronouncements, and quite a few promises, and the only real proofs of His faithfulness are His Word, His grace in our lives, and the physical universe itself and all it contains 3. God says this alone should be enough evidence to prove his love toward us, but man’s heart is, because of sin, hardened to these evidences.

So man asks, "Who is God? And why should we believe in Him?"

As to the first, God is the creator of the heavens and the earth, and Lord over all. The Universe is His creation: every light-year of real estate between here and the boundaries of the universe (if there is in fact a boundary), every galaxy, star, black hole, quasar, and pulsar... "Every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills." Psalm 50:10 KJV

As to 'why should we believe in Him,' the question implies much more than a simple "why," it asks, "what makes You worthy of our praise and worship?" Very bold words! But then man is rebellious by nature, and we have Adam to thank for that... not Eve 4.

So what is it man needs to know about God? Let's consider a rhetorical question posed by an Urban Myth. The story goes... A philosophy professor of my sister's, cousin's, best friend's brother, posed a question to the class last week... "Can God create a rock so large that even He cannot move it?" On the surface, this paradoxical question is framed to smash any pre-conceived stereotypical sentiments the class may have about God, and/or create doubt in the hearts of any would-be believers. If God is omnipotent, shouldn’t He be able to create a rock so huge even He couldn’t move it? But then, if it’s so huge He can’t move it, how can God then be omnipotent?

What a crafty question! But a question with one fatal flaw. It does not consider God's nature: God is Holy... The epitome of Holiness... The personification of Holiness... In fact, there is none more Holy than God. But what does this imply? What is the consequence of existing eternally in a state of perpetual Holiness?

Answer: There is absolutely no stain of sin in God.

Which means, despite His omnipotence, there are things even God cannot do. And, perhaps the most important thing, God cannot Lie.

So. Can God create a rock so large even He cannot move it? The answer is Yes. God, in reference to the throne of David says in 1 Kings 2:45, "...and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever." In Isaiah 9:7 God says, "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." The Lord God has said it. The Lord God cannot lie.

Proof of this is found in three places:

                 Numbers 23:19
                 Titus 1:2
                 Hebrews 6:18

Numbers 23:19 says:

"God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

The bible says, "Let God be true, but every man a liar"5, and, "There is none righteous, no, not one..."6. God is not like man; He does not lie. He has no need, and feels no need, to lie. Only man feels it necessary to lie; because man is sinful, and every lie he tells finds its root in either fear or malice... Fear of hurting another’s feelings; Fear of punishment, however slight; or maliciously, with the intent to hurt. God is neither fearful nor malicious. He is Holy and as such, without sin.

Titus 1:2 goes one step further:

"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began…"


So, not only does God not have reason to lie, he simply cannot do it. Again, because He is Holy, and as such, without sin.

But Hebrews 6:18 seals the deal:

"That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us…"

Let's get this straight: God has no need to lie. He cannot lie. And, in point of fact, it is impossible for God to lie. This is very strong language, and extremely important if any of us are to have any measure of assurance that God will keep His word and save us from eternal damnation. To put it another way, it is as possible that God will ever tell a lie as it is for us to witness a goldfish leap out of it's bowl, place a sombrero on its head, pick up and strum a Spanish guitar, while belting out in perfect tenor Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro..." It's simply never going to happen. It is simply not in this imaginary goldfish's nature to do these things—the whimsical imagination of Dr. Seuss notwithstanding. The same is true of God. It is simply not in the nature of a Holy God to tell a lie... He simply cannot do it.

There are a number of things God cannot do, or be made to feel, but they're irrelevant to this discussion. The point is, it is very important to understand that despite being limited in what He can do, He does not suffer because of it. In fact, we are assured that we can rely on God to always tell us the truth.

If we're going to rely on the blood of Christ to wash us clean from all unrighteousness, thereby restoring us to fellowship with the Father, we have to know we can trust Him to keep His word. But let me make one thing clear. God is not limited in any way, by His inability. He is limited by His promise which, for anyone wishing to debate the semantics of 'limited,' is very different

"...hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"


What was it Jesus said in John 8:17?

"It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true."
Great! But what standard of witness? John 8:18: "I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me." And also John 5:36, "...the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me," And John 10:25 "I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me."

As to The Law, what then did Jesus say?

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill."


To fulfill. To make replete and complete, not to abolish outright. He said,

Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."


Till when? "Till heaven and earth pass... till all be fulfilled." The book of Revelation ends before some of the prophets do, so the law is still applicable, in some measure/to some extent, even as I write this.

Going back to my question, are there any old testament laws that you the reader feel are still in force? The answer, as I alluded to above, is Yes. but in what context?

In terms of a Christian's righteousness; or better, in terms of a Christian's eternal state before God, eating pork will not prevent one from entering heaven... it will merely ensure that the Christian enters sooner than God will have liked.

In terms of the unbeliever, the eating of swine is part and parcel with the whole of the Law, and it is the Law that will judge them when they stand before its Creator.

What IS done away with, however, is the temple sacrifice; or rather, it is transformed [but I'll not go there right now]. Why? As numerous verses suggest-- and alluding to Abel's offering in Hebrews 11 --a more excellent sacrifice was offered; one that could take away sin rather than cover for a time.

But the sacrifice is still in effect. The furniture of the wilderness tabernacle still has meaning and relevance in Christ's sacrifice for us. Animals are no longer sacrificed because they are no longer needed.

It would appear then that some things HAVE changed, but not altogether abolished.


As to the dietary laws--

Bubba, in a comment here, said:

I believe that the external purity of kosher food has been fulfilled by the internal purity of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit."


I must take issue with this statement.

Firstly, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is to teach, guide, purify, and sanctify (among other things) the believer. But not necessarily the human body. The body is still subject to diseases like AIDS, Leukemia, Hodgkins, and Fibromyalgia. The Holy Spirit does not miraculously purify every believer of these diseases, though He certainly can, and sometimes does. What links all the diseases I mentioned and many many more besides? Diet and Environment, but primarily diet... in MANY diseases, though obviously not all. Also, our bodies are corrupt. In order to be perfect our bodies must "put on incorruption."

Secondly, we do not physically "eat" the Holy Spirit. We will die without physical food. And if the food is contaminated we will die sooner rather than later. Our bodies REQUIRE sustenance. And they demand QUALITY sustenance for optimum performance and longevity.

Paul did say in 1 Corinthians 6:12 "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." It is undeniably true that some foods will, if eaten to excess bring the body under its power. Obesity is a prime example. More specifically, in terms of what we ingest: Caffeine-- an addiction that with long-term use can result in damage to the body. The old adage, 'You Are What You Eat,' applies.

A caveat of sorts, in all of this, is that strictly adhering to old testament dietary laws will not make anyone holy or righteous in the sight of God. That path leads to legalism, and under bondage to the Law. But anyone who follows these laws will enjoy overall good health; free of disease and illness, for the most part.

Dan has asked the question many times: "Do we kill those who eat shellfish?" Of course not, "all things are legal, but not necessarily expedient." They kill themselves slowly-- or quickly, depending on the toxicity of the particular shellfish in question.

Now we arrive at Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:4-6. We've had this argument here before; that these passages explicitly outline the kind of sexual relationship that is both ordained and condoned by God; that being heterosexual, between one man and one woman. We further find proscription against homosexual behavior in Leviticus.

We use these verses to point out the unrighteous and abominable behavior of men and women in terms of sexuality, but we blow off the dietary laws as irrelevant and not for our time? Where did God say the unclean foods are now clean and "expedient" to eat? Hmmm, He said, "I am the LORD, I change not," and the writer of Hebrews said, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Jesus himself said, as I related earlier, "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Well, to be clear: heaven and earth HAVE NOT passed away, and all things HAVE NOT been fulfilled. If homosexuality is wrong, so too is bacon.


Think on this:

What is at the center of Man's greatly reduced lifespan? The Flood. Aside from the deluge itself, what in particular separates pre-flood man from post-flood man? Their diet. God allowed only for nuts, fruit and vegetables before the flood. Only after the flood was meat given to man to eat. And lifespans rapidly decreased from that point on. Can I prove that diet had an effect on lifespan? No. But I can prove that diet will severely shorten MODERN man's lifespan.

Our bodies were designed to live forever. Obviously that's not possible now, but what did the Lord say when He thrust Adam and Eve out of the Garden?

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

--Genesis 3:22-24



I do not say, as did the Pharisees, that we must obey the Law to be saved/righteous. I do say, however, that if one would like to live a long and healthy life, honoring God with his body as well as his heart, mouth, and good works, returning to a diet that Daniel and others proved in Babylon; that an untainted diet will fare the body with greater wellness than all the kings meat and dainties, will go along way toward respecting the bodies God gave us.

We are free to eat whatever we want, but common sense tells us some foods are only good in moderation and some only as rare treats. And considering what is put into much of our modern "manufactured" foods [propylene glycol, for instance: an ingredient in many brands of antifreeze and some motor-oils], a more natural diet makes good health and financial sense-- eating a natural diet devoid of biblically unclean foods is demonstrating good stewardship in that, eating healthily prevents most diseases and saves thousands of dollars in the long run, in medical bills.

This notion that disease is inherited is not altogether true. For the most part we are susceptible to a family-history of disease; diabetes, heart-disease, etc., because we inherit the eating patterns of our parents, along with their weakened DNA, and immunity systems. We are susceptible to cancer not primarily because our mother or father had cancer, but because they taught us what to put in our bodies; we inherited their diet.

In conclusion, many diseases are curable through diet alone. Many conditions are reversible. We can eat all the bacon we want, and it will not change our relationship with God except that when illness enters our body because of our diet we become less effective in our service to the individual purposes He has given us all. We turn the temple of the Holy Spirit into cesspools of disease and malady. We dishonor Him, but still he loves us. Our bodies are, quite literally, temples. We should treat them as such, with an equal measure of respect.

So, enjoy your Thanksgiving. I sincerely mean that. I began cooking yesterday... two pumpkin pies with no processed sugar [with Stevia instead]. Cornbread Dressing with Organic Chicken Stock. Corn Pudding. Today I'll make the Green Bean Casserole, and the Cranberry Sauce [also with Stevia]. That'll leave the Turkey and fresh Whipped Cream topping for the pies, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy from the drippin's on Thanksgiving day. Is my meal more healthy than yours? Who cares? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but here's what IS wrong with it.

Canned Pumpkin instead of fresh.
Evaporated Milk instead of unpasteurized cream.
Pie Shells made with Shortening instead of unpasteurized FRESH butter.
Onions and Celery from sources NOT organic.
Canned Green Beans instead of Fresh Organic.
Fried Onions that contain, wonder of wonders, propylene glycol!
Pasteurized almonds [dead almonds].
A turkey that most certainly had injections of harmful antibiotics and hormones.
The whipped cream topping? Also pasteurized, and unhealthy as hell because of it.
Potatoes from a source NOT claiming to be organic.
And gravy. Hello! I said gravy! So what if its fresh?

The only item in all this that might have pork in it is the pie shells, though it's unlikely. I believe these were made with vegetable shortening, which is just as unhealthy as lard.



Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day feasts, everyone, and rest assured that God will not send you to hell for enjoying that Honey Baked Ham. But just so you know, God doesn't want you eating that stuff. He'd rather we all honor Him in everything we do... which includes our diet.



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"Truth Squads to Jackboots" Reading Assignment

The kind of Change democrats are eager to bring us...

On the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800)

An undemocratic agenda, part 1


"...this bill could have been inspired by 1984's Ministry of Truth."


A lot of what Obama has proposed could have been inspired by the same.



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Where To Now, Oh Ye Republicans?

I'm remembering a film I saw but once. Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Neill in the 1995 film Restoration. Young Merivel, a promising medical student is suddenly swept into favor at the king's court, and enjoys and becomes accustomed to the king's dainties. The king, seeing how Mericel's elevation has changed him, thrusts him out, forcing him to fend for himself. To find himself. I know that sounds trite... to find one's self, but that is where the Republican party, if it is smart, will find itself; on the outside reexamining what made it the answer to Democratic slavery. It must find itself. If ever the Party hopes to see its own restoration, it must find itself. And it must look back to what made it brilliantly promising, not forward.

The Republican party has become indistinguishable from the Democratic Party in terms of Spending and governmental bloat. Naturally, 9/11 didn't help, but the Republican party needs to think on those things that made it the party of Freedom. Because right now it looks remarkably like a Jack Murtha democrat. The Republican party has forsaken principle for a seat at the Democratic table. It needs to push the chair back and step away from the table. It needs to roll up its sleeves and make some very hard decisions. It has to choose whether or not it wants to call itself "Republican," and represent those people who identify themselves as holding traditional Republican values. Or does it want to be what Democrats across this nation have mockingly called it... Neo-Con. If that's what the Republican wants to be... and faithfully morph into a label crafted by the opposition, the party can forget about any further support from its constituents.

The Republican party has not listened, and is not now listening to the people it represents... we don't want the party to lie back and let Democrats lie about the issues. We want the Republican party to take off the apron, step out of the kitchen, and step into the arena. We want to see bloodied knuckles and blackened eyes; not for the sake of sport but for truth's sake. We want to see the Republican party defend itself, its time-honored principles, the truth (even if it hurts), the people it represents, Godly values, the Constitution, and the sovereignty and safety of this nation and ALL its people. What we absolutely will not tolerate is a party that refuses to fight for what it believes. And while, morally speaking, it is much better to stand above the tactics of the enemy, there is nothing wrong with using the enemy's tactics against him.

If I could recommend one book to the Republican party... one piece of mandatory study, it would be Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings, the classic guide to strategy.

There is timing in everything. Timing in strategy cannot be mastered without a great deal of practice.

"Timing is important in dancing and pipe or string music, for they are in rhythm only if timing is good. Timing and rhythm are also involved in the military arts, shooting bows and guns, and riding horses. In all skills and abilities there is timing.

"There is also timing in the Void.

"There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this. In strategy there are various timing considerations. From the outset you must know the applicable timing and the inapplicable timing, and from among the large and small things and the fast and slow timings find the relevant timing, first seeing the distance timing and the background timing. This is the main thing in strategy. It is especially important to know the background timing, otherwise your strategy will become uncertain.

"You win in battles with the timing in the Void born of the timing of cunning by knowing the enemies' timing, and this using a timing which the enemy does not expect.

"All the five books are chiefly concerned with timing. You must train sufficiently to appreciate all this.

"If you practice day and night in the above Ichi school strategy, your spirit will naturally broaden. Thus is large scale strategy and the strategy of hand to hand combat propagated in the world. This is recorded for the first time in the five books of Ground, Water, Fire, Tradition (Wind), and Void. This is the Way for men who want to learn my strategy:

  • Do not think dishonestly.
  • The Way is in training.
  • Become acquainted with every art.
  • Know the Ways of all professions.
  • Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.
  • Develop intuitive judgment and understanding for everything.
  • Perceive those things which cannot be seen.
  • Pay attention even to trifles.
  • Do nothing which is of no use.

"It is important to start by setting these broad principles in your heart, and train in the Way of strategy. If you do not look at things on a large scale it will be difficult for you to master strategy. If you learn and attain this strategy you will never lose even to twenty or thirty enemies. More than anything to start with you must set your heart on strategy and earnestly stick to the Way. You will come to be able to actually beat men in fights, and to be able to win with your eye. Also by training you will be able to freely control your own body, conquer men with your body, and with sufficient training you will be able to beat ten men with your spirit. When you have reached this point, will it not mean that you are invincible?

"Moreover, in large scale strategy the superior man will manage many subordinates dexterously, bear himself correctly, govern the country and foster the people, thus preserving the ruler's discipline. If there is a Way involving the spirit of not being defeated, to help oneself and gain honor, it is the Way of strategy."

The Republican Party needs to step up to the plate and decide what it wants to be, and the sooner the better. Barack Obama has two years to show this nation he is a capable leader; in two years the campaigning will begin again in earnest. And if Obama can't pull our collective ----- out of the fire, he may very well go the way of Jimmy Carter.

And knowing what I already know about the man, that would be fine with this Republican.



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Cataloguing One's Epiphanies

Or... "A Face for Everything, and Everything in its Face."










Digging through some old sketchbooks today...


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What's Been Ringing in Daddy's Ears

Okay, so here's one of several chord progressions that's been callousing the tips of my fingers lately... with a rough approximation of the rhythm, per each chord.

















I can't do anything with it as it is; not until I find a way to bridge to something else. Suggestions? Anyone?

NOTE: The E rings with equal prominence on the E minors, and is completely ignored on the Suspendeds. In fact, all six strings get play with the E minors. Let the A ring on the suspendeds.



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What Daddy Did Today





Fresh Cookies Made From Scratch-- 6hrs:40mins of my life I can't get back.



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What History Has to Say

It would be nice to say I was shocked, or surprised, but in truth I cannot. Everyone is reveling in the historicity of Obama's election, and I can't agree more. This moment is a historic one; for the first time a black man has risen to the highest office in the world. But what next? What will President Barack Hussein Obama do next? More importantly, how will what he does affect not just me, one American, but three-hundred million Americans? The best way to determine what one may or may not do is look back at what they've already done...


You can read the entire article at American Descent



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"Being gracious in defeat isn't a Democrat virtue."

--Noel Sheppard



Say Goodbye to America
By Noel Sheppard,
November 3, 2008

No matter who wins Tuesday America is going to be a different country.

When the sun rises on November 5, regardless of who the president-elect is, a more un-United States than has existed since the Civil War will wake to dispute the results of the disgusting campaign that has mercifully come to an end.

Whoever the losers, they will believe they were cheated, and will point fingers at those they believe responsible. Almost half the nation will view the winner as illegitimate, and will do everything in their power to undermine his authority as long as he's in the White House.

With this animosity will come a new level of hatred between those of differing political persuasions like nothing our country has experienced in the modern era.

Putting it bluntly, and without sounding too much like Rev. Jeremiah "G-d Damn America" Wright, there will be no such thing as Americans anymore.


Read it all at American Thinker.



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If this is true...

[and I'm still researching] an Obama presidency does not look like a good prospect for America, and it further underscores just how much more dangerous HIS presidency would be than John McCain's. This alone exposes just how radical the man is.

From Gateway Pundit:

EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO-- Obama Promises San Francisco Audience He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry!!

Not only this but in the very same interview he said his policy will make energy prices "skyrocket". I remember this interview-- it is explosive, but not "new". I didn't think much of it last January, but then I hadn't just spent several months with gas prices circling $4 a gallon. Gas around here has finally fell to $2.21 at the Flying J, and it feels like it's been forever since we've seen prices this "reasonable."

Someone has brought this interview back into light. The San Francisco Chronicle says this tape has been in the public domain for months, and I know this to be true. Now, Obama's stated policies have been as shifting sands for all these months, who knows what he believes or wants, one day to the next? If one of the two congressional houses were in Republican hands I wouldn't worry so much. But with the possibility of a super-majority in Democratic hands coupled with a president Obama, who is there to stop the rolling blackouts of skyrocketing energy prices? Who is there to keep the new fascists from destroying the first amendment?

If this is true [and I only say "if" because as someone recently said, pinning Obama down on specifics is like nailing Jello to the wall] ...if this is true the Change we'll be seeing is the kind of change that looks backward to darker more sinister, totalitarian times. New fascists [speaking strictly of the threat to our 1st amendment rights] for a new century .

The irony in all this [to me at least] is the amount of national "blood and treasure" we expended to combat a brand of fascism in the middle east only to slip into a different-- and not so different at all --brand of fascism here.

America can't afford an Obama presidency. But Americans tend to buy a lot of things they can't afford; like the mortgages a lot of homeowners discovered they couldn't afford. Who will bailout the American people should we discover that we can't afford the president we elected?



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"Do as I say, not as I do..."






















The man who insists "I am my brother's keeper," and wants to mandate the same of us by redistributing American wealth, let's his half brother in Kenya live in a slum, subsisting on the equivalence of $4 a year. The man who insists "I am my brother's keeper," and wants to mandate the same of us by redistributing American wealth, has an aunt in a Boston slum who is here illegally, and an immigration fugitive, who illegally receives welfare benefits, and has ILLEGALLY donated to the Obama campaign.

Barack H. Obama is his brother's keeper, but despite the wealth HE owns, he cannot spare even an additional $4 that would DOUBLE his Kenyan half brother's annual income. For all of Barack "my brother's keeper" Obama's wealth he can't hire an immigration lawyer for his aunt, and appeal her deportation order, nor can he help her with a better subsistence-- but happily accepts her contributions to his presidential bid! ...until found out, that is.

Who helped Aunt Zeituni get into the country, who helped her get a social security card? Apply for Welfare? Government housing?

He wants to tax us to spread the wealth, but he's not interested in spreading his own wealth around to his own family. What a colossal hypocrite!

Shame on you, Barack Obama.


Typically, Democratic lawmaker's are outraged over the leak of Barack's fugitive aunt to the media, and are calling for a federal investigation.

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan fired off a letter asking Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to investigate whether someone leaked the information to the media in an effort to damage Obama...

"This leak is deplorable and I urge you to take immediate action to investigate and discipline those responsible."


That's right, "a leak". Something SOMEONE knew, but was keeping silent about.

"Naturally," Obama didn't know his aunt was even in the U.S., just as he didn't know Tony Rezko was doin' some shady dealins', just as he didn't know his own pastor was an angry vitriolic racist and an America hater, just as he didn't know Ayer's beyond knowing he was 'just some guy who lived in his neighborhood'. And also, naturally, NO ONE on the Left is outraged at the violation of Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher's privacy by Ohio Obama operatives. Similarly, no one on the Left was outraged when Democratic staffers to Senator Schumer stole the identity of then Lt. Governor Michael Steele in 2005...

Have you heard what Democrats working for Sen. Charles Schumer at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee tried to do here in my home state of Maryland to bring down Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele?

Steele, a rising star in the party, is considering a Senate bid. Two of Schumer’s staffers, including a former researcher for David Brock’s Media Matters, obtained Steele’s credit report by using his Social Security number, which they got from public documents. Under federal law, it is illegal to knowingly and willfully obtain a credit report under false pretenses.

There has been no outcry from privacy advocates, the ACLU, the champions of clean campaigns, or any major MSM editorial board. Needless to say, if it had been Republicans involved in this outrageous scheme and the target had been a liberal minority politician, it would be a front-page NYTimes scandal. The Times (surprise, surprise) has yet to cover the story...

Yep. Veritable founts of integrity those Democrats.


Well it ain't over, as they say, until the fat lady sings, and she doesn't take the stage til sometime after 7pm Tuesday evening. People are starting to see this fraud for what he is. It's a shame those 'People' are from across the pond...

You have to pinch yourself – a Marxisant radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it’s considered impolite to say so.

And after an Obama election such impoliteness will get one blacklisted.

The New York Post, The Washington Times, and the Dallas Morning News off his campaign plane for the final few days of the race. Their big crime? Their newspapers all endorsed John McCain. (Keep in mind: endorsements are written by the EDITORIAL page staff. Reporters belong to the NEWS (and not editorial) divisions. Obama took out his anger on the wrong people, but what's a minor detail like that when you're talking about The One?)

His campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, tried to explain: there are only so many seats on the plane, you see, and we need to make room for others. Like writers from Ebony, Essence, and Jet magazines. Burton said they wanted to fold in new reporters to try to reach "swing voters." Reality check: If you're reading Jet magazine, you're not a swing voter.

We're this the only example of Blacklisting by the "Change We Can Believe In" Campaign, we could write this off as not much to look at, but just last week the "Change" Campaign blacklisted WFTV-Channel 9 in Orlando, FL because a reporter dared ask tough questions of Joe Biden.


Ah, yes... I can almost hear the Coronation Choir now...

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Obama
The Age of Obama
Obama! Obama!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Obama! Obama!

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