Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Why They Can't Find Love

While stuck in the check out line at a local grocery, I noticed the following on one of the magazines on the rack that suckers buy on impulse:

Why They Can't Find Love

Beautiful, Rich, and Alone

The nightmares of dating in that
self-absorbed world of Hollywood.

Well Duh! I don't even need to know who the girls are on the cover to know the answer to that. When one self-absorbed person dates another self-absorbed person, never the tween shall meet. Or, shallow is as shallow does.

I did not buy the magazine.

To the Party In Charge

I urge you to support General Petraeus and allow him to finish the job in Iraq. The government of Iraq is the wrong benchmark to use. It may be a long time before they come up to speed to meet any benchmarks we set for them. However, the conflict in Iraq is NOT the war, it is merely the largest battle front.

There have been thousands of attacks by the Jihadist's world wide over the last decade. This branch of fanaticism is flexing it's muscle and it sees every step we take backwards as an opportunity to take a step forward. We need to hold our ground. We cannot afford to offer them any sort of encouragement.

The book they read is sorted in order by book size and has sayings of peace through out it. However, when placed in chronological order, it starts with peace and progresses to violence calling for the submission of all.

We may eventually be able to negotiate with them. But if we cannot negotiate from a position of strength, the only thing we will have to offer to them is submission. And that will be the end of our freedom.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Help! My Party has fallen and I can't get up.

I must have fallen asleep or something. I am no longer covered by my party's tent. Did it disappear? Did it just move - left? They (the infamous "They") had said that we would make a bigger tent so we could take in all of those that were left out. Well! If they were "left," maybe that's why they were "out" in the first place.

So what happened? Did the tent get bigger? Oh my gosh! Maybe that's not my party tent at all but the tent of the other party. It's so much like them now. Wait! I see it. The other tent has moved even further to the left. And my party tent has been sucked over by the resulting vacuum (Ross Perot thought that sucking sound was just our taxes). It seems that a tent can only get so big, the fabric can only stretch so far before things come apart.

So the party of the left has moved left and is leftier then they used to be and the party of the right has followed and moved left. I think I know how Joe Lieberman feels. I hope this is just a nightmare and I wake up pretty soon.

The thoughts of the righteous are right, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. (Proverbs 12:5 NKJV)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Gore the Bore makes me Snore while Jr's throat goes Sore.

I missed old Al's Concert. No I didn't. Truth be told, I skipped it. I don't think I missed anything. I did skim the news to look for interesting tidbits. Like the following words of wisdom from RFK Jr. as reported in Newsday.com

"Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist author, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy's son, who grew hoarse from shouting. "This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors."

Wow! Pretty strong words. I thought Treason and Traitor was reserved for those who aid and abet the enemy? Who is the enemy here? Carbon Dioxide? Jr. must have been convinced that we are in serious trouble by Al's movie "THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH." Personally, I'm waiting for the Infallible proof. As soon as he can tell me how my Carbon emissions are causing the polar ice caps on Mars to melt, then I might start paying attention.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pope says I don't go to a "real' church. So what?

A coworker who occasionally (I think) tries to irritate me asked me, "Did you hear that you don't really belong to a church?" I said, "Huh?" He then went on to explain what the Pope said. The linked article below explains it in more detail.

Pope: Other Christian Denominations Not True Churches

Frankly, My friend, I don't give a darn.

I kinda like Pope Benedict. But as a Protestant, I don't really care that much about what he says. I also don't understand why some of the mainline denominations are so upset about it.

I was raised as a nominal Catholic. I didn't accept Christ as my Saviour until I was in my late teens. And then I became a Protestant. Protestant-ism was NOT a prerequisite to being saved. I think there are a lot of Protestants that are not saved. I also think there are some Catholics that are saved. I'm just not sure that the Pope is one of them.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and the Gospel is the issue.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
(John 3:16-21 NKJV)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

S-O-R-D-E for Immigration


It may not make a good bumper sticker but it works as a pretty good acronym for establishing immigration priorities. Almost even sounds, ...well, Spanish (DOERS could work but REODS just didn't make sense).
  • S-eal the borders. We may not be able to cover every mile but anything we can do that will impede the flow and assist the Border Patrol is to our advantage.
  • O-pen legal immigration. Let's increase the number we annually authorize to immigrate. Let's encourage those who want to come to America legally to become Americans. I do not believe that there are jobs that no American will take but if we need more employable people, let's invite those who want to make our homeland their homeland.
  • R-eturn illegals when caught to their place of origin. Let's not worry about the 12+ Million here illegally for now, IF they are keeping a low profile. However, if they are caught committing a crime, send them back to their country of origin. But, don't send them back to go free. Instead, make a deal with their country of origin to incarcerate them for us. We can pay the country their fee for maintaining a prisoner. Even if they over charge us, I am sure that overall, it will cost us less. So what if the crooks don't get to watch TV.
  • D-iscourage the employment of illegals. Heavily fine employers that violate the laws but also make it easier for them to confirm a prospective employee. (For one thing, illegals should NOT be able to get a drivers license.)
  • E-nglish for assimilation. Establish English only as the national language to encourage assimilation. We do need and want immigrants. But they need to become Americans. They cannot easily do that if they are isolated by their language. And we don't help them by trying to accommodate their language for all government services. For a business, this is fine. But for all official government transactions, we should be working with one language - English.
The Senate may have given up on "their" immigration bill but we should not let them give up on this issue. We should enforce the current laws and work on improvements (I humbly suggest the above list) but we cannot just give up because too many people have already snuck across our borders.