It's Time To Nuke Wal-Mart

They are at it again.  Lowering prices and destroying people's lives.  It's tme to nuke Wal-Mart.

New "research" shows that when a Wal-Mart Supercenter moves into an area, the people of that region start gaining weight, contributing, of course, to the American obesity problem.  "Women, low-income families and people living in less densely populated areas" (the study tells us) are especially victims.  And then we have this horrifying piece of news:  "'It's not just about Wal-Mart underselling the competitor. It's about the competitors cutting their prices in response to competition from Wal-Mart,' University of North Carolina economist Charles Courtemanche, a co-author of the study [said]. "Someone might never step foot in a Wal-Mart, but they still might pay less for their food.'"  (Wal-Mart also sells video games and this contributes to the problem, too, because people are playing those games and not getting any exercise.)

This is terrible.  People are actually paying less for their food--everywhere--when a Wal-Mart moves in, and they are getting fat because of it.  I'm especially concerned about those "low-income families."  Poor people are buying too much food!  Can't have that, can we.

But, wait a minute.  What about all this hunger we hear about in America?  Sounds to me like the best way to combat hunger would be to move a Wal-Mart Supercenter into town so people can afford to buy stuff.  But that's not the way it's supposed to work, not in the liberal mindset.

The problem here, of course, is that capitalism is working (it always does), and that's the main reason these liberal eggheads hate Wal-Mart.  If people shop at Wal-Mart, they save money.  That means they have more money to spend on other things.  That means they have more freedom, which is the one thing a liberal canNOT stand, because if people have freedom, then they don't need leftist elites to tell them how to live.  It's all about power and control to liberals, folks.  It's why the family and the church are their most two hated institutions--they can't control either one.  And they can't control people shopping at Wal-Mart and saving money, either.  Well, they are trying to, doing everything they can to find a dark lining around a wonderfully shining cloud--lower prices everywhere because of Wal-Mart.  So, Wal-Mart moves in, people can buy more, they get fat, and the world is coming to an end.  You almost have to laugh at the utter arrogance of the left.  But always remember, reader, to a liberal, it's about control--they want to control your lives because they think you are too stupid to do it yourself.  And they want the power, through government, to have that control.  It's the most frightening thing on earth, the 20th century being solid, irrefutable testimony to that fact.

Of course, according to my dearly beloved and departed father, folks who shop at Wal-Mart are stupid anyway because the store rips everybody off.  People haven't got sense enough to shop somewhere else and spend more money for the same things they can get at Wal-Mart.  Morons...

If you agree with that study about Wal-Mart, if it makes any sense to you at all, then you are a classic example of a modern liberal elitist because attacking capitalism and destroying people's freedom to choose is a fundamental precept of post-19th century liberalism.  But you'd better stay out of MY life because I like to save to money and enjoy my freedom.  And if I want to eat junk, get fat, and die young, it's none of your business!

The State of the Union According to the People

Gallup came out with a poll recently on how the American people viewed various aspects of life today comapred to 2008 when Obama beccame President.  Here are some of the results:

Overall quality of life:  down five points since 2008;
Influence of organized religion:  plus two;
The opportunity for a person to get ahead by working hard:  down 13 since Obama was inaugurated;
Our system of government, how well it works:  down 11;
The size and power of the federal government:  down 10;
The moral and ethical climate:  down 9;
The size and influence of major corporations:  down 6. 

Of course, it's all George Bush's fault.

This Explains It

The year is 1947

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 63 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico . This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and organizations.

However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer
Barbara Boxer
Barack Obama's mother

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses? I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me.

No wonder they all support illegal aliens.

Current Event Ramblings, January 23

It's been a while since I've checked in, so I thought I'd say a few words.  I've tried to do some writing the last week or so, but most of it has been on my Bible blogs, which, again, are far and away the most important.  I have been working some on a 6th cowboy story; I think my readership is demanding such, especially some fellow in the United Arab Emirates who's been reading all of them.  Not sure if we have any troops in that country or not; maybe it's just a cowboy Arab.

I do have some stuff on the drawing board for this blog, when I feel like writing it.  I've got an idea that the United States needs to finally split (something that should have been allowed to happen in the 1860s); let the "progressives" have the North and the Christians have the South, and we'll see who has the better society.  Plus, I have a post entitled "More Government is Progressive??" which I want to write, then an analysis of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence--at least the first part of it--and I intend to pen an article or two on why I am a Christian, showing that the same historical principles that are used to establish other historical facts are the same principles used to establish the fact that Jesus rose from the dead and is thus the Son of God and Savior of the world.  And I'll show why people don't believe that fact--and it has nothing to do with history.  I find it extremely interesting how many believers in Christianity I have met in Korea, which according to some schools of thought, shouldn't be since this was/is largely a Buddhist country and people aren't supposed to be able to reject the religion they were raised with.  But I make no bones about my religion and I'm frequently wished God's blessings--not Buddha's.    Christianity has nothing to fear from history or any exposure of the truth; and again, that isn't why people reject it.  More on that later.

I've also found some more really good quotes that I want to share with the readers, but I left them on one of the computers in a classrom in the Village, so I'll have to round them up and get them on here.  One especially that I love, that I've been trying to teach for years, but that I can hardly get anyone to believe.  I'll get it on here soon.

As far as Obama is concerned, one can't help but notice that his poll numbers have risen since he's started moving to the right.  If he'll move far enough in that direction, close to Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, and Sarah Palin, he's got a good chance of getting re-elected next year.  If he starts listening again to the "progressives" in his party, he'll lose big, like he did in the recent election.  His choice.  If he loses, maybe he'll move back to Kenya which, in his own words (and his wife's), is his "home country."  Let him do to them what he's been trying to do to the United States, though I shouldn't wish that on any nation.

Current Event Ramblings, January 13

It's a sizzling 1 degree Fahrenheit in Seoul at the moment (8:20 AM), and Paju is in the mountains north of Seoul, so it's probably below zero here.  It's sunny, though, so it might get up to 15 today.  I'm sure glad there's global warming or it would be minus 50.  I'm sure the South and Northeast in the United States are offering up prayers of gratitude at the moment for global warming as well.

I posted an article on Isaiah 6 yesterday and I'm going to try to do more Bible writing in the near future.  Working from 9-6, and then being tired and depressed much of the rest of the time has cut into my writing much more than I desire.  But the Bible writing is, far and away, the most important and I must put that first.  If that fruitcake who shot up Arizona the other day had been a New Testament Christian, it never would have happened.  In fact, NO crimes would happen if everyone would faithfully follow the teachings of Jesus.  I shake my head at liberals who think that more government is "progressive."  More government is the very antithesis of "progress" because it means people aren't controlling themselves and need the heavy hand of law (government) to do it for them.  True progress will come when people return to virtue, righteousness, and the eternal principles laid down by God in the Christian religion.  It's the only way progress will take place, and I need to do more of my part in that by doing more Bible writing.  Hence, that's my immediate plan which, Lord willing, I'll do the best I can to fulfill.

Incidentally, if "con" is the opposite of "pro," does that mean that "Congress" is the opposite of "progress"?

I'm also going to continue to write western novels.  The reader might have noticed, under the "Links" in the right hand column, a reference and link to a website called "Free Online Books."  The lady who runs that site linked my five stories and I've had quite of few people go and read them (I have my sites metered so I know where the "hits" are coming from).  And it's extremely interesting to see who--where--the readers are from.  While most of them are from the United States, I've had hits from India, Australia, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Canada, Nigeria, Tanzania, and a host of other places.  I've had people spend up to 7 hours reading one of my stories.  Frankly, that makes me feel good that folks find my stuff worthy of reading.  I'm no Louis L'amour and I never will be; I don't have that kind of creative imagination or time to do proper research.  But it's still nice to know that a number of people are enjoying what I'm writing.  So I'm going to do that, too.  Hopefully, some of those people will be directed to my Bible sites and I can aid in that way, too.

Current Events Ramblings, January 9

Not too much going on that I want to comment on, mainly because I haven't felt too well lately.  I've been fighting a cold so that's sapped a lot of my strength.  But it's not too bad.  The weather here remains extremely cold, rarely getting above the freezing mark, even during the day.  I love cold weather, but it's not easy getting up in the morning (it never is; my depression is always worse in the morning.  The doctors said that was common.)  Not much chance of a warm-up any time soon, at least according to the weather forecast.  But then, given how miserable it was here last summer, that doesn't bother me too much.

We had some Japanese high school kids here Thursday and Friday, and I think that was the most delightful bunch of students I've taught since I've been here.  They were just as sweet as they could be, which made me wonder how their grandfathers and great-grandfathers could have been guilty of Pearl Harbor.  Different age, I suppose.  Anyway, they were pretty typical Japanese, i.e., taking pictures of anything and everything.  In case you are interested, it is virtually impossible to tell the Japanese from the Koreans; their features are exactly the same.  We've got nothing but elementary school kids this week, so I'm hoping my cold will get worse, and I can take some sick leave...

I do have some political stuff I want to comment on soon, mainly the economy, which I think will get better this year since the Republicans have the House now and will be able to defeat any recession-prolonging legislation that Obama puts up.  The psychology is important; as long as Obama and the Democrats were holding the total reins of power, businesses were, rightly, afraid to invest because of the possibility of new regulations and taxes slicing into investment funds.  But with the Bush tax rates remaining, and no chance of cap-and-tax and other Democratic economic ignorance getting passed, there might be a little more optimism and willingness to invest.  Let's hope so.  Make no mistake about it.  This is Obama's recession, indeed, it was mostly caused by the Democrats in the first place--Carter and Clinton's egalitarian housing and banking policies.  The Democrats' claim that Bush's "regulations" were the cause of the recession is ludicrous; letting people keep and spend their own money is not recessionary.  Forcing them to spend that money in ways they otherwise would not IS because economies cannot be planned and will always weaken when the attempt is made.  European governments are now having to dip into private pension funds to prop up their socialistic, deficit-driven governments.  It won't be long until that happens here, too.  But maybe for a few years that can be staved off.

It's about time the Democrats realized that George Bush isn't President any more and quit blaming him for every problem in America, and especially the economic malaise which Barack Obama has done absolutely nothing but prolong because of his economic policies.  Bush was far from the best President this country has ever had, but he is far superior to Obama, who hasn't a clue how to govern.  Well, he never did.  He is the most unqualified President the United States has ever had, and I, frankly, was highly offended that such an amateur even offered himself to the people as a choice for the most powerful political position in the world.  His incompetence is plain to see for anyone who isn't ideologically--or CNN--driven.  What America--and the world needs--is less government controlled economies and more free market policies.  Let governments defend their borders and protect the property of their people.  Much more beyond that and governments move into realms of which governments are inherently incapable of effective performance.  That is a lesson of history that very few people have ever, ever learned.   Our Founding Fathers knew it, but even they weren't able, ultimately, to control the selfish, power-hungry nature of an elite who thinks they know better how to run people's lives than the people themselves.  And it's even worse when that elite has no conscience or religious restraints.  Witness the barbaric, atheistic-driven 20th century.  I doubt it will get any better any time soon.