Friday, October 31, 2014
Often in life, it seems that evil triumphs over good. Why would the Good Lord permit the rise of the Islamic State? How can G-D countenance cruelty? Why do unscrupulous people seem to get rich while honest people live in want? Why do pornographers fly in private jets while God-fearing folk ride buses? Why do we elect power-mad liars to govern us? Where are honesty, hard work, and thrift ever rewarded? In due time though, the wicked will still have to answer for their evil ways.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Please pray for the return to good health of my cousin Andrew Feldman. He seems too young, too big, and too strong to have the heart issues he is facing. Please also pray for our "Cassie", who is one of the sweetest animals you could hope to meet, and is critically ill. She is a ten-year old Keeshond or Chow mix who has brightened our lives since November 2011 when I rescued her from death row in a sordid kill pound. Finally, please also pray for the recovery of Yehuda Glick, one of the foremost advocates of the Jewish right to our eternal capital Jerusalem. Yehuda was shot three times in the torso last night by an Arab in an assassination attempt. Yehuda is critically hurt and needs our prayers.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
For the life of me, I can not understand why people tune into reality television. I also do not know why Hollywood can find so few capable of writing a script. Reality TV presents a distorted reality at best because most of those being filmed alter their behavior in the presence of cameras. Now several "performers" are in legal jeopardy or even headed to jail on different reality series. Is your reality so mundane that you vicariously embrace the "reality" of others? Do you think what you are watching is completely authentic? If you do, you probably think professional wrestling is not scripted and rehearsed. The most real aspect of reality programs is the advertising revenue they rake in, which comes down to a huge audience of lonely people trying to escape the ennui of their everyday existence. Now, I have to quit this writing to go watch me some "raslin".
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The University of California, Berkeley is facing protests for inviting Bill Maher to speak because the protesters deem the comedian to be "anti-Islam". Ivy League students have called "American aggression" a greater threat than the Islamic State terror faction in video now widely seen on the Internet. Being anti-Israel is all the rage at many US colleges with boycotts, sanctions, and divestment from the Jewish State being considered at colleges and by academic unions across America. A number of students at Wellesley can not quite figure out what sex or sexual orientation they are and are being lauded for their confusion with worldwide media attention. If this kind of brilliance is emanating from our colleges and universities, just imagine how great our high schools must be. Only a handful of colleges like Hillsdale resist becoming hotbeds of progressive indoctrination by maintaining academic rigor, teaching the US Constitution, and upholding traditional values. The corruption of American education bodes ill for our future.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Barack Hussein Obama encouraged every uprising in the Muslim world except the one that would have mattered. Obama supported the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya. Obama bolstered the usurpation of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Obama tried to help push Assad out in Syria. In the nation that caused and continues to cause the most regional destabilization, Obama sat silent while the mad mullahs crushed the Green Revolution in Iran. In the one country where democratization would have helped the US the most, where replacing the Islamic Republic with more enlightened rule would have quieted the Middle East, the Obama administration did next to nothing to advance the cause of human freedom. America, the Middle East, the world, and of course, the oppressed Iranian people continue to pay for Obama's inaction to this very day.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
With an election looming, the United States has an opportunity to reverse the Obama-induced terminal decline of our once great nation. Americans can vote Democrat to finish ourselves off in a hurry. We can vote Republican to slow the death spiral. We can even occasionally find authentic conservative candidates who if their prescriptions for the future were followed could actually save the country. With Republican establishment candidates like Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander running in Kentucky and Tennessee the best the patriotic voter in those states can hope for is stasis. The most the electorate can hope for in the coming plebiscite is that the nation does not plummet further in the hands of our progressive overlords, no matter which party they shill for, because Republican socialist-lite is little better than Democrat outright socialist. There is no Reagan on the horizon to save us, and only a few Ted Cruz- Rand Paul types around fighting the rear guard action as America retreats.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Ebola virus will not fly across the ocean and down your chimney to infect your family. If heaven forbid you ever catch Ebola, it will have been transmitted to you by an individual who already had the disease. If you are ever injured by a jihadist, that harm was caused by a notion that does indeed seem to travel through the air (or the airwaves). There are poisonous ideas being disseminated on the World Wide Web. People are being taught religious hatred online. They are being instructed to do violence in the name of faith as an article of faith. This is a perversion of man's relationship with the Lord. This is an assault on decency and conscience. Across the ages, many faiths have been spurred to violence, but over time, those faiths have reformed to denounce brutality carried out as Divine Will. To this point, Islam has experienced no such reformation. It is time for the hundreds of millions of Muslims who are sickened by the Islamic State, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and similar aggressive jihadists to rally to denounce their evil acts to save their own faith. If the good Muslims do not rise up to counter the evil actors within Islam, it demonstrates that Islam itself and not a few terrorists hiding behind misinterpreted doctrine is the real problem. The world will shortly know whether a few million deluded believers corrupt one of the world's great religions or whether peaceful Muslims will stand as one to redeem their own faith.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Ebola is such a threat because it has not been researched as extensively as AIDS or malaria. Before the current outbreak, Ebola was so deadly as to be almost self-limiting. Now, several people have traveled from parts of Africa where the disease is endemic to the United States and Europe while carrying the pathogen. They have subsequently infected health workers who were treating them. To this point, there is no indication that Ebola has mutated to where it can be spread in the air as the flu virus is. Because it has not happened yet does not necessarily mean that it can not happen. Health workers returning to America or Europe from Ebola-afflicted areas should self-quarantine until any danger that they have Ebola has passed. The number of days for this has now apparently been extended from twenty-one to forty-two. Commercial air travel should be suspended out of the "Hot Zone" countries. Research should be accelerated into treatments, a vaccine, and a cure for this dread disease.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
While most of the world's attention was focused on the horror in Canada, another Islamist terrorist visited unspeakable barbarism on Israel. Using a car as his weapon, an Arab plowed through Israeli civilians waiting for a train. A three month old baby girl was deliberately murdered. Eight innocent Israelis were injured in this attempt to kill them and as many others as this monster could kill. Israeli security forces stopped the rampage before others were slaughtered. The attack in Israel was every bit as brutal and horrific as the Canada outrage but received virtually no coverage outside of the Israeli press. I guess Jewish blood remains cheap to almost the entire world. There can be no punishment sufficient for a baby killer. The world stands in righteous indignation against the terror that was inflicted on Canada, but outside of the Jewish people, the world is silent over the murder of a Jewish infant.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Today, terror struck our neighbors and friends to the North. Canada has been attacked. In the wake of two Canadian soldiers being deliberately struck by a car being driven by a convert to Islam yesterday that killed one of the soldiers, in the last couple of hours, a gunman or gunmen attacked Canada's War Memorial and Parliament. On this day, we pray for Canada. On this day, we are all Canadians. Until the menace of terror is eradicated, we must stand together. We must remain vigilant. We must speak the truth and not coat facts in the veneer of lies called political correctness. The nihilists using the mask of religion to murder innocents must and will be stopped. The good and decent people of the world will unite to vanquish the forces of evil that reared their head today.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The United States military offers the opportunity to defend freedom and protect the innocent. The Islamic State gives recruits the chance to deny freedom and kill the innocent. The American serviceman risks life to go all over the world to help as we see now in the fight against Ebola. The Islamic State jihadist wants to conquer the world and impose a global caliphate. Our troops have died liberating nations. IS terrorists die trying to impose militant benighted Wahhab fanaticism on anyone who believes differently. Only a nihilist would join IS, where butchery is justified by cloaking it as religious virtue. The US military attracts those who are willing to lay down life to guard liberty.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Barack Hussein Obama has surrounded himself with amazingly skilled underlings. He leads a group who can tell you all the liability issues involved in changing a light bulb. Team Obama can recite OSHA regulations chapter and verse about changing a light bulb. Obama and his henchmen (and women) can organize a union to prevent workers from being exploited when they have to change a light bulb. Obama and his cadre can draft a wonderful press release about the urgent need to change a light bulb with the White House press secretary able to harangue his listeners about how important it is to change that light bulb. In the process of all this, the light bulb still is not changed. For being the smartest administration ever, they can not seem to replace a dim bulb.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Barack Hussein Obama's administration is still clamoring for drastic measures to defeat man-caused global warming, which does not exist, while downplaying the threat of Ebola, which has killed thousands and is bound to kill even more. Global warming has vastly enriched many of the people promoting it. Compelling evidence that man was not causing the earth to heat up was suppressed by government and media. Grants were given to so-called "scientists" who supported the idea but denied to researchers who discovered evidence that man was not causing global warming. Ebola really kills fifty to seventy percent of those who contract it. Obama is so committed to open borders amnesty that he will not exclude carriers of diseases that can kill from entering the country. Ebola is not the only disease threatening the US as the current outbreak of Enterovirus D68 seems to have its origins in Central America from which the United States has just experienced a surge of unaccompanied minors immigrating illegally. To have the nation devoting vast resources to fighting non-existent threats while giving lip service to fighting real threats to life is par for the course for the Obama administration.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
If President Barack Hussein Obama is so confident that Ebola is hard to catch, might I suggest that he eschew Air Force One and take an airplane ride on the Frontier Airlines plane that the infected nurse flew from Cleveland to Dallas. Obama could also instill confidence by having a meet and greet where he kisses and hugs and shakes hands with the medical staff that has been treating Ebola patients. I believe that this disease is not quite as hard to catch as the Obama administration contends. At this point, with no vaccine and no cure for Ebola, the common sense method of keeping America safe from the virus is closing the border to potential carriers. Because this prescription to keep Americans safe might actually work, Obama will never do it. With Team Obama running the country, we have a warped administration that values political correctness over the very survival of the American people.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Barack Hussein Obama and his flunkies are going the extra mile to assure the American public that they have little to be worried about over Ebola. This reassurance comes after Obama told America we were safe from Ebola. Claims about our safety were put into doubt after two nurses in Dallas contracted the dread disease. This plague has now forced the government to find and monitor a chain of hundreds of individuals pending the passage of time needed to insure they have not acquired the virus. Quarantine of hundreds or even thousands may await in the near future. Yet, still the Obama administration is issuing visas to enter the United States to Africans from the "Hot Zone". African nations surrounding the afflicted countries have closed their borders to nationals from Ebola-hit countries, but America will not. In the Ebola crisis, Barack Obama is putting millions of Americans needlessly at risk.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
George W. Bush was roundly lambasted for his handling, or rather, what was regarded as his mishandling of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. What Barack Hussein Obama is doing or failing to do as regards Ebola is vastly worse. So far as I know, no human being or group of people can cause or stop a hurricane because a hurricane is an act of G-d. The spread of transmission of Ebola into the United States was preventable. It would have been as easy as suspending flights from the "Hot Zone" countries in Africa, and requiring anyone who had visited the disease-afflicted areas to go into a month-long quarantine in a secure environment as America used to maintain on Ellis Island until any danger that they were carrying Ebola had passed. I say a month because "experts" tell us Ebola will declare itself within twenty-one days if an individual is indeed infected. In the event, the Obama administration took exactly none of these common sense precautions and now we may have what would have been an avoidable global pandemic in our midst. I said on this forum back in 2008, "elect a Third World President and we will become a Third World nation". Little did I know he would bring a Third World plague upon us.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A dog in Dyersburg, Tennessee has been sentenced to be destroyed today for the crime of killing a duck in his master's yard. Danny Higgins' Shepherd-Retriever mix Beau as been called "gentle and friendly" by neighbors. Mr. Higgins is not rich or powerful. He is not media savvy. He is a simple man trying to save his best friend. Judge Dean Dedmon condemned this dog for following his natural instinct. Judge Dedmon's telephone number was revealed on Facebook as (731)286-7604. If you care about dogs or justice, please call the judge and politely implore him to reconsider his death sentence on Beau.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
If responsible adults in the form of Republicans can hold the US House of Representatives and take the Senate, perhaps they can sufficiently restrain Barack Hussein Obama to start the process of rebuilding the America our Founders envisioned. If Democrats hold the Senate, we are in real trouble as a nation. No matter who is on the ballot as a Democrat, remember a vote for them is a vote for Obama. A vote for the so-called independent candidate Orman in Kansas running against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts is a vote for Barack Hussein Obama. The only responsible course of action for Americans is to vote against the socialists who now masquerade under other labels. The patriotic course of action is to vote GOP.
Monday, October 13, 2014
With most Americans so cavalier about existential threats to both life and liberty, but still bean counting their bottom line, a new pledge for them should be "by, for, and with the Almighty dollar". We have a struggle of civilization versus nihilism engulfing the Middle East. We have Ebola ravaging Africa and now infiltrating America. We have the Enterovirus D68 paralyzing and killing children in the United States on a scale unseen since polio was rampant. With a surveillance state apparatus intercepting every electronic transmission, how come the US is unable to defeat the rising Islamic State or even thwart a Muslim madman beheading a coworker in Oklahoma, allegedly after copious postings lauding Islamic beheading on his Facebook page? Yet, all we hear from too many is "how is my 401k plan doing?" How can so many life-threatening catastrophes be imperiling us, so much of our freedom be eroding, and yet so many of us are gauging everything by how much money we can hoard?
Sunday, October 12, 2014
There is an old saying that dogs are man's best friend. Harry Truman reportedly declared, "if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog". A few days back a dog was killed in Spain for the crime of belonging to a nurse who had treated a priest who later died of Ebola and had the misfortune to contract the disease herself. I have heard it said that some more or less despised politicians are "dogs". I would not flatter politicians by comparing them to our loving and loyal canines. Where our political masters are concerned, I would stick to "rats" as the appropriate nomenclature. Even if you are far away from DC, a devoted companion is as close as the kill pound, sometimes mistakenly called a "shelter", nearest to you.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
We are taking our most recent Keeshond rescue "Bru" to training classes with a retired police canine officer. He is not yet satisfied that he has full compliance. Not the trainer, mind you, but Bru believes my wife and I are a tad recalcitrant. We do not hop to quite fast enough with Bru's treats. We steadfastly refuse to grill Bru a steak every night. Despite living in Kentucky, we have not yet let Bru raid a KFC. I have not found near enough roadkill rabbits to make the burgoo Bru keeps asking for, though in an effort to keep himself provisioned, he keeps trying to chase down additional bunnies in the backyard. The begging is becoming tiresome, but we think if we ask Bru nicely enough, we may be allowed to sit for a moment. Dogs are such a joy. It is a shame we people do not realize how often we disobey them.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Kentucky has a choice in their upcoming race for US Senator. They can reelect the incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell. McConnell is a moderate. He is a progressive like John McCain and Lindsey Graham. McConnell is the ultimate insider, the consummate elite establishment Republican who cares more for corporate interests than Kentucky values. McConnell is opposed in the election by Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is now cloaking her San Francisco liberalism so much she refuses to even admit voting for Barack Hussein Obama. In the contest between the sitting Minority Leader of the Senate who at least can keep the gravy train flowing back into his home state with the power of his position and seniority and the telegenic young leftist who has campaigned constantly while under-serving the people of Kentucky as Secretary of State, as much as it pains me, I say, "vote Mitch".
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The freedom train left the station about an hour ago,// But you were not on it.// You were waiting for your government check.// You said, "what the heck"// Another train will be down the track soon enough// But that is all bluster and bluff.// The next train is a dependency wreck// With a whole lot of folks who gave away their soul// Just to climb aboard that Federal dole.// This effort to save US may be in vain// But if you are not insane and still have a brain// You know you have a lot to gain by resisting the urge to grab that free ticket for the welfare train.// Changing course may bring a bit of pain// But our nation is going down the drain// Hold fast to that liberty notion// Set the freedom train back in motion// If you have the sense to stay out of the rain// Use that self-reliance seed to begin again
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Islamic State (IS) is now encroaching the border between Syria and Turkey. The primary reason that this murderous terrorist group has enjoyed so much military success is the pronounced lack of will by the West to do what is necessary to stop IS. IS has no navy to project power, no air force to deny opponents air supremacy, and only heavy weapons captured in the field from defeated Syrian government forces and the hapless Iraqis that America trained and armed. The most notable aspect of IS tactics is their medieval brutality, slaughtering virtually every combatant they capture and killing any civilians who do not tow the Sunni Wahhab line. Teddy Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan or Winston Churchill would have already stopped these atavists were they alive and in power today. Our risk-averse Western leaders led from behind by Obama are committing some resources to conduct limited airstrikes on Islamic State forces. Not a carpet bombing campaign, but pinprick strikes against an IS vehicle here or there is mostly what Western defense ministers and Obama's pet commanders are willing to do to thwart a force determined to create a new caliphate. This profound abdication of leadership amounts to more than a lack of will to prevail. It indicates that the "forces of civilization" today lack the determination to protect their own citizenry and even the wisdom necessary for self-preservation. Those guarding harems have more backbone than the eunuchs leading the West to our own destruction at the hands of seventh century throwbacks who do not have the technical knowledge to keep the smallest NATO member nation's air force flying for a single day. To have so much military power as the West but a reticence to use it in self-defense is more than a shame. It is cowardice that amounts to a suicidal act.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Fall is here. With the season, I am hoping that corrupt politicians fall in the November election. Then, we can have a rise of America under the stewardship of honest folk. I despise many of the Republicans running for reelection. They are better though than their Democrat opponents in every case. A vote for a Democrat for the US House or Senate is a vote for Barack Hussein Obama. Obama is a greater threat to liberty and prosperity than all the Republicans put together.
Monday, October 6, 2014
If you live in America, it is highly doubtful Ebola will kill you. If you stay in the United States, you probably will not be murdered by a terrorist. If you reside in the lower Forty-eight or Hawaii, you need not worry about a polar bear drowning because of man-caused global warming. If you are an Alaskan, you will not see Ursus maritimus wiped out by climate change either. Most of us in the Land of the Free will live uneventfully, except for those brave enough to join the military, fire departments, or the police. We are mostly doomed or blessed with a prosaic existence, where we should give thanks for everyday miracles like pregnancy and birth. We still have two oceans as fortress and the blessing of more liberty than most non-Americans ever enjoy.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
America today has dual epidemics first of out of wedlock birth, and second of the murder of the unborn called legal abortion. Marijuana use is now legal in several jurisdictions. Homosexual marriage is now being conducted with government blessing in most US states. We are in a country that would be unrecognizable to our founders. Those who remember Eisenhower's America can not process what they see today. A nation that feared the Lord now laughs at the prospect of being judged by a higher being. A country that sticks its thumb in the eye of the Creator can not long continue to receive blessings.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Yom Kippur has just come and gone. I did some atoning. I just wish our dreadful political class would do some atoning of their own. They will not. They will continue acting with pride that they are our betters. We should put paid to most of their careers in the election next month. They have damaged our nation beyond forgiveness. Many of our political elite are so filled with hubris that they think they are infallible. They actually get much more wrong than they ever get right. May the Lord forgive them the error of their ways. I will not.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Hooray! Unemployment has dipped below six percent. Our Federal masters today announced joblessness is at a mere 5.9 percent. This figure would be the lowest unemployment number since the years of the administration of George W. Bush. Those crowing about the "improved numbers" do not want you to notice that the labor participation rate in America is at its lowest point ever. Only 62.7 percent of able-bodied adults are working or seeking work. More than ninety million potential workers have simply thrown in the towel and are living off the government dole or surviving economically by some other means (i.e. off the books employment in some black market or perhaps by barter). In spite of what Obama administration spin masters and their main stream media flunkies say, these are not good times for the vast majority in the beyond broke American economy.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Islamic State is on the march toward their caliphate. US markets have sold off. Ninety million able-bodied adult Americans are not employed. The mysterious enterovirus D68 has killed at least four, paralyzed nine children, and is present in almost every state. Ebola has entered the country. At least twelve million and more likely forty-five million illegal aliens have breached our border. Of late, unaccompanied minors, mainly central Americans, in the thousands have crossed into the United States by way of Mexico. Do these facts seem to be harbingers of electoral victory for Democrats in November?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party emerged to help create a wave election victory for Republicans in 2010. Democrats and establishment Republicans feared and hated the authentic conservatism of the TEA Party. The Obama administration so loathed the TEA Party that they unleashed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the direction of Lois Lerner on the grassroots movement. This tactic pulled the rug out from America's conservatives just as they were gaining momentum. For all his failures at home and abroad, the Machiavellian move of turning loose tax enforcers on political enemies was a masterstroke. The conservative bedrock had its legs cut out from under it just as it had pulled itself back up. Nixon dreamed of using the IRS as a weapon against political foes but never had the gumption to do it. Obama has strangled the opposition and only a handful of reporters (most notably Sharyl Attkisson) are investigating this anti-Constitutional abuse of power. Even conservative commentators do not recognize how much election results may have been altered by the IRS interference. This manipulation is the elephant in the room that conservatives should be screaming about, but because of a lack of interest by the media and even right-wing commentators, IRS abuse of conservative groups remains a largely silent scandal.