Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Guest Post: The Greatest Souvenir I’ve Ever Seen

In 1976, my college had an athlete in the Winter Olympics at Innsbrook, Austria.

Lisa Porter* came from a very competitive family.  Her brother Hank* was a defensive lineman* in football and her other brother Ken* was a point guard* in basketball.  But Lisa was the best athlete in the family, good enough to qualify as a speed skater* in the Olympics.  Her brothers may not have been as good athletes as Lisa but they were every bit as competitive.

(*An asterisk indicates the name or term has been changed to protect the guilty.)

Credibility Not Found

HuffPost Politics describes Hillary Clinton’s 404 page as “perfection.”

You keep using that word...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Finally, a Practical Use for the Nuclear Deal with Iran

A new fatwa in Turkey now allows Muslims to use toilet paper to wipe themselves.

According to traditional Islamic teaching, water, or the left hand are to be used to tidy up after number twos — that, or three stones. “Psst... could you roll me a stone, buddy?”

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

This Land is My Land

"Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever."

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter break in this beautiful, incomparable, blessed land.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Is He Indeed Risen?

No, not Jesus - as a Christian, I take that as an Article of Faith. You can agree, disagree, or agree to disagree, that's all within your rights as an American, and as a human being.

But I think today, the celebration of the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy through the Resurrection, is a pretty good day to think about the rise of the Other.

I had a short but fun conversation with a friend yesterday about how much she loves Obama. She loves him so much that she is pretty sure that he is the Antichrist. Me, I don't think that, but I'm fairly certain Obama's working for him.

To my understanding, the Antichrist will likely appear as a hyper-competent individual claiming to have all the answers to heal the world and bring about global peace. I realize that Obama fits most of that, but hyper-competence has certainly not been the hallmark of this administration. In fact, bumbling nincompoopery would be a far more apt description.

Personally, I don't think the Antichrist has risen yet, but I sense the day is close at hand. If I weren't already a regular churchgoer (and how completely strange yet wonderful it feels to describe myself that way!). I would certainly be considering it as a serious option.

I have always been one to go against the grain, to fight the current of public opinion, and, as it turns out, nowadays, becoming a devout Christian is about as counter-culture as you can get. Looking around at the news and at society around me, I am more an outcast from popular "thought" than I have ever been, and I'm happy for it and humbled by the opportunity.

Looking through the Scriptures and various revelations, it's hard not to believe that we are near the end times, especially considering how Christianity and anything resembling traditional morality are viewed with disdain and disgust. Things look pretty bad for those who choose to follow the Word, and they are only going to get worse.

But...the bright side is that even as we see that, that it's bad and worsening, we can see that it was all prophesied thousands of years ago, and is going exactly according to the way should. We can take heart the very fact that, since these troubled times were foretold accurately, there is no plausible reason to believe that the rest of the prophecy will somehow fail to hold true.

And there's nothing Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the democRats can do about it.

God bless you, and have a Wonderful Easter!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Peter Pan Principle

Wishful thinking guides Obama and the rest of the left, just like the lost boys in Neverland.   Matters that should be left to grownups are being treated by the views of a 12 year old.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

In Fun-Hating Schools, It's March 32nd

So, the other day, we got a letter sent home from school with our kids. Since it didn't address our children by name, I can only assume it was a general letter, sent to all parents, not just us specifically. 

Here's what it said:

Due to a number of incidents over the past few years, and the loss of productive time caused by these incidents, we have decided that it would be prudent to forbid pranks on the First of April.

In order to institute this policy, and to make it as seamless as possible, we will refer to the April 1 as March 32. The following day will then be April 2, allowing us to skip any unpleasantness associated that has been experienced in the past with the so-called April Fools Day.

In considering this policy change, we noted that this policy has been in place at a number of large corporations nationwide, in order to reduce lost work hours, and also at a numerous large universities with the goal of reducing hazing incidents.

What we ask of you, the parent, is to remind your children before they leave home that any pranks on this day will result in an in-school suspension. Please remind them, as well, that any mention of the words "April Fools" overheard by a staff member will result in detention. 

We believe these simple policy changes will allow our schools to run more efficiently and create a safer learning environment that all students can thrive in, and we thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

(Signed by the Superintendent of Schools)

Now, maybe I'm being nitpicky here, but this just seems wrong. Seriously: the school lunches suck (THANKS MOOCHELLE! >:(  ), all the fun games, like dodgeball and tag are being taken from gym, the number of snow days (well, they call them "catastrophe days" now)has been cut back to the point of making "make-up days" at the end of the school year almost inevitable, and now THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY APRIL FOOLS DAY?!?!?!? It just ain't right.

 This country is going to heck in a handcart.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Bunkers Impenetrable

In the coming nuclear war with Iran, America is going to be faced with a couple of possibly mutually-exclusive goals (maybe even more than a few), as the natural and predictable consequence of us losing our national manly swagger back when the Obama Democrats took over. To a degree this seems to happen whenever Democrats come into power, but rather than rehash all of post-Civil War history, I want to address some specific upcoming issues focusing on Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Inane Indiana Indignation

On Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. The legislation prohibits state or local governments from substantially burdening a person's ability to exercise their religion — unless the government can show that it has a compelling interest, and that the action is the least-restrictive means of achieving it.

Bottom line, of course, this means that Christians who own businesses can now legally shoot anybody who looks at them funny, and/or ship them off to a local labor camp.

Due to this outrageously outrageous outrageousness, a number of enlightened, non-mouth-breathing business leaders and organizations have vowed to boycott the Hoosier State.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

O-Man the Totalitarian

In a recruiting email for his nonprofit advocacy group Organizing for Action, President Obama wrote, “I grew up loving comic books. Back in the day, I was pretty into Conan the Barbarian and Spiderman. Anyone who reads comics can tell you, every main character has an origin story — the fateful and usually unexpected sequence of events that made them who they are. The same goes for grassroots organizers.”

He went on to recount his early experiences as a community organizer in Chicago, and he invited his minions to share their own stories for a chance to meet the Organizer In Chief in a back alley backstage.

I noticed he left out the part where he was bitten by a radioactive squirrel, thereby gaining powers of mass distraction.

There have to be more interesting origin stories about some of our other imperial overlords: Joe Biden raised by bonobos? A genetically mutated Botox injection renders Nancy Pelosi’s brain impervious to reality?  Michelle Obama eats kale, gains enormous arm muscles and the compulsion to subjugate kids’ dietary habits?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Having a Rough Monday?

Get a life coach. This one has his priorities straight...

Hillary's Final Solution

Never mind the insane budget deficit, Hillary Clinton thinks we need to fix a far more pressing problem:The Fun Deficit.

She wants to send us all to "Fun Camp," When I think that the liberal idea of "fun" is to tell us conservatives how terrible we are, I shudder to think what would go on at the camps. I suspect it is a start to her Master Plan to commit genocide against conservatism,

And, with liberals, it's been said, what is not outlawed will be made mandatory.

It appears this program is already in the works, as I found a poster advertising it:

There are worse ideas, I'm sure, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Christmas Miracle

Okay, I know I said I was done posting Christmas stuff, and I also know it's the middle of March, and I know further that this isn't all that political, and I know I'm not writing as often as I should, but this isn't really a Christmas-y post, it involves the middle of March, and also marriage, which is a political football at the moment, and sometimes life sucks, sometimes it's crazy, and sometimes it's so good you just need to share,

Anyway, two years ago today, I posted a long essay about my wedding day and the events leading up to it, in honor of my nineteenth anniversary. What I didn't write was what followed. I don't want to get too detailed, but not too long afterward, we had something of a disagreement. And by disagreement, I mean an argument that left us ragged and basically not talking.

I remember someone once said that the key to a happy marriage is never going to bed mad at one another. Well, we went to bed mad that night, and pretty much every night for the next twenty months. We barely spoke or even looked at one another, which made for some interesting times. There were actually two vacations where we barely acknowledged each other's presence. Which is not easy to do in a Toyota Corolla and a cheap hotel room.

Yeah, it got ugly.

I actually made arrangements to move out of the house at the end of this past December. I was tired of the cold. Lonely.

But then something happened.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cap'n Traitor

I started writing a response in the comments to Keln’s post, which referenced an article by Patrick Moore, but my tippy typing got out of hand.

Moore’s is an excellent article, and one that will be dutifully ignored or berated by those whose arguments consist only of bandwagon certitude and ad hominem attacks that quickly deteriorate into banal aspersions involving “flat-earthers” or “Jesus riding a dinosaur” — or the daily doom article that cites models based on dubious data, speculating that something catastrophic “may happen” if we don’t do something right now, like recycle ear wax or invest in Al Gore bonds. Spare me the endless parade of “99 percent of climate scientists...” and “They’re just shills for big oil.”

The few heretics, like Patrick Moore, remind me of this classic illustration:


Dr Patrick Moore - Greenpeace Co-founder, Scientist, Environmentalist, and former Hippie
 I'll be honest. I didn't really know who Patrick Moore was until quite recently. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and a full-blown environmentalist. He's also an actual scientist. I guess today that doesn't mean much, especially concerning environmental and eco-scientists, but it's better than just being an "activist". 

Happy First Full Day of Spring!

For your listening and viewing pleasure., a song celebrating spring and one of the many wonderful activities the coming of spring affords us all.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ethanol Vampires

Americans hate ethanol, by which I mean "ethanol subsidies".   

We hate vampires too, only - strangely - not as much as ethanol subsidies. If we could commit a crime against the anthropomorphic embodiment of ethanol, I guarantee you it would be a hate crime.