Some Interesting Recent Headlines

Some interesting recent headlines garnered from hither and yon.
 
 
I forget the name of the paragon of moral righteousness who uttered these virtuous words; some thing out of Hollywood, a woman, I had never heard of her. It reminds us to never forget that there is much more to the current political climate in America than just economics. “Pro-life” means she hates people who oppose the murdering of babies. “Xenophobic” means she does not object when millions of people break the law. And “gay-bashing” needs no explanation. These people are a significant part of Barack Obama’s base.
 
A huge percentage, well over a majority, and probably over 90%, of the Democratic Party’s support comes from the morally base (white liberals), the dependent, Hispanics, and blacks. Look at the current state of Hollywood, Europe, Latin America, and Africa and you will see where the Democratic Party is taking America.
 
Headline number two: “Chinese media slams Romney as convention begins.” 

There is, of course, the Marxist element that also loves Obama. It isn’t small in the United States. For all its “openness,” the leadership of China is still in the hands of the Communist Party, which is the greatest enemy of freedom the world has ever seen. So any condemnation of Mitt Romney by the state-controlled Chinese media is as good an endorsement as any condemnation of Mitt Romney by the Obama-controlled American media.
 
And this third headline caused me to laugh. I don’t know why, it’s not necessarily funny, it’s just so….characteristic, so typical…of the kind of human being Barack Obama is. I am almost convinced (I don’t like to read anybody’s heart) that Obama hates America, so anything to do with honoring those who defend and protect the United States has to be anathema and repulsive to him. Anyway,
 
Headline number three: “Obama Honors Fallen SEALs By Sending Parents Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen...”
 
What an insult. Men who die protecting the principles that allowed him to become President of the United States, and Obama can’t do more than send them a form letter which he won’t even sign. But then, he’s too busy raising money and trying to retain power to give a second thought to the people he is supposed to govern.
 
On August 11, 2010, George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, went personally to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport to greet 150 Iraqi/Afghanistan returning war veterans. But then, George Bush is a great American.
 
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And, here is an interesting little tidbit from Walter Williams’ most recent column. Obama and the Democrats are constantly calling out for the rich to pay their “fair share” of taxes, but we are never told what that “fair share” is. It would be 100% if Obama spoke the truth. But, the question is, how much are “the rich” paying in taxes? Williams:
 
“According to IRS 2007 data, the richest 1 percent of Americans earned 22 percent of national personal income but paid 40 percent of all personal income taxes. The top 5 percent earned 37 percent and paid 61 percent of personal income tax. The top 10 percent earned 48 percent and paid 71 percent of all personal income taxes. The bottom 50 percent earned 12 percent of personal income but paid just 3 percent of income tax revenues.”
 
Dr. Williams goes on to point out what is well-known: currently, 47% of Americans pay no federal income tax at all. Why should they be interested in an income tax cut, since they aren’t paying any taxes to begin with? And, indeed, a “tax cut” might scare them, because it might mean a cut in government revenue, which might mean a cut in their welfare check, which might mean—God forbid!—they would have to go out and work for a living. Not all 47% of these people are bums, of course…but a lot of them are. And guess whom they will vote for? “Yeah, take more from the rich…and give it to me!” It’s exactly what Barack Obama wants to do.

These Are Obama's People

Michelle Williams, New Black Panthers chief of staff to the Republican National Convention:  "Our Feet Will Be On Your Motherf***ing Necks."

Did you ever hear anybody in the Tea Party talk like that?

Make no mistake about it, folks, the left WILL have violence.  When they need it, and when they can get away with it, they...will...have...violence!

The Awakening

             A lot of people are finally waking up to what modern liberalism and its subjective, atheistic morality is all about.  The question is, is it too late, and it almost certainly is.

             America was built by decent people—“Decent America,” I will call them.  These people were—are--honest, hard-working, moral, ethical people.  They have a conscience.  They aren’t perfect, of course, but they try to live good, clean, wholesome lives, with a sense of integrity, propriety, politeness, and honor.  That is obviously the kind of people a country wants.  But these folks also tend to be a little na├»ve.  It is hard for them to think in a different way, and it is especially hard for them to realize that there are people who do NOT think that way, that there literally exists humans who are totally amoral, with no sense of decency, fairness, or uprightness—people who have no virtue, no ethics, no conscience at all.  The “decent” mind rebels against thinking that way about others; there is just something in their mind that repudiates the idea that someone would deliberately, premeditatively lie—or worse--just for personal gain.  We know it happens; the history of liberalism, the left, in the 20th century is too close in time—the Nazis, the communists, the atheistic horrors that slaughtered dozens of millions of innocent human beings.  And history is full of such stories.  We know, intellectually, that to be the case, though our minds still have difficulty grasping the horror, the reality that humans could actually behave this way.

             But America is different, isn’t it?  Surely no one in America could think in such a fashion…

             The Awakening may be occurring.  Yes, it can happen in America because the exact same moral system--atheistic subjectivism—that actuated Hitler, Stalin, Mao, et al—underlies the American left, too.  And while the Democrats in America haven’t started killing people yet (that we know of), character assassination and “the end justifies the means” philosophy is certainly increasingly evident in their actions.  That has recently been evidenced in two major events.

             Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, was lying when he said somebody from Bain Capital called him and told him Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years.  Reid was lying, he knows he was lying, and everybody else (well, everybody but a liberal robot) knows he was lying, too.  “Decent America” asks, how can any virtuous, honorable human, with a conscience, do that?  A man who is supposed to be a leader in the country.  It doesn’t compute, but, the truth of the matter is, Reid has no conscience, he has no virtue, no honor—atheistic ethics teaches he should only have those qualities when necessary to accomplish his goals!  Then comes the utterly ridiculous SuperPAC ad about Romney killing some woman with cancer.  Even much of the liberal media chuckled at that one and exposed its utter falsehood.  But, interestingly, the President never repudiated that ad—never.  He said he didn’t authorize it, but he never did what he should have done and publicly announce that such an accusation was despicable, dishonest, and he would have no part in this kind of a deceitful campaign.  Obama never did that—and that speaks volumes about the kind of person Barack Obama is.  He, too, has no conscience, no virtue, no decency.  For purely political, personal reasons, he is taking a calculated risk here—that there are more stupid people in America who will believe these utterly contemptible lies than there are decent people who are revolted by them.  And he's probably right.  November will decide that.  The fact that it is even an issue demonstrates how far America has sunk into an immoral cesspool--that politicians would actually, deliberately try to appeal to such people.  But it's all about votes.  Winning at any cost.  That’s all that matters to Obama and the left.  The end justifies the means.

I say, “the end justifies the means” because that is exactly what they believe.  They will be “decent” when they can, because they want to fool Decent America into voting for them, if possible.  But, if danger threatens, if they see the possibility of defeat lurking, then they’ll do whatever is necessary to crush—and I mean crush--their opponents to secure victory.  You see, recently, Obama has been in some trouble politically.  The country is getting worse off and anybody with a brain can see it.  His policies have not succeeded in making the country better—they can’t, as I’ve pointed out before on this blog.  And so, there has been a lot concern on the left that he actually might not win a second term.  Liberals, right now, have the best man they have ever had in the Presidency.  Bill Clinton was ok, but he’s not near the radical that Obama is.  The left simply must have Obama re-elected; since they have no God, no heaven to look forward to, then he is their Messiah, he will bring Utopia to them—if only the brainless, hick conservatives would shut up and get out of the way, quit hindering the Messiah in his goal of establishing a “progressive” heaven on earth.  And so, with Obama reeling, anything goes—the vicious, lying attacks on Mitt Romney are only symbolic of the kind of people these liberals are.  Again, if we look at the 20th century (actually, one can trace the roots back to the French Revolution of the 1790s and its infamous guillotine), we can see the ultimate horrors of secular, leftist morality.  The left in America hasn’t been able to kill people yet—Americans can own guns, of course, and shoot back (Stalin said about his sheep, “We don’t let them have ideas.  Why would we let them have guns?”).  And again, Decent America—any decent mind—simply rebels against the idea, is horrified by the thought—“no, it couldn’t happen in America.  As immoral as Barack Obama is, he would never start killing people…”  I hope not, but I know history, I know atheistic morality, and it’s there in history—recent history—for anybody to see.  As Sartre, Dostoevsky, and others have noted, “if there is no God, then everything is permitted.”  Harry Reid, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and the leadership of the Democratic Party have absolutely no decency or conscience at all.  They will do whatever it takes to win because, to them, life is not about getting to heaven; the only heaven there will ever be is the one we create on earth.  And they know how to do it!   And it’s only George Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Republicans, and backwoods Southern hayseeds that are preventing it from happening.

Of course, it’s only fair to point out, that, to a limited degree—or maybe not—the tactics being used by Obama, Reid, et al, against Romney are the same tactics he used against Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum in order to secure the Republican nomination in the first place.  Just like Obama is doing now, Romney gambled.  He surmised that, once he won the nomination, those people who were appalled by his slanderous attacks on Gingrich, et al, would line up behind him anyway, because the alternative—Obama—was horrifyingly worse.  But Romney is in a quandary now.  If he plays the same kind of despicable game that Obama is playing, and starts throwing mud and slime, he risks losing the Decent America vote; they’ll just stay home, being utterly disgusted at both candidates.  And, of course, if Decent America doesn’t vote, Romney hasn’t got a prayer of winning, because Obama has the stupid-immoral vote wrapped up.  Romney must stay above the fray or he risks losing his base.  But because Romney, at one point, was willing to use the mud-slinging tactics, we do get an exposure of his character, hypocritical at best.  What do we want in the Presidency—a hypocritical Mormon or a lying atheist?  Not much of a choice, frankly, though it would be impossible for the Republicans to find a candidate worse than Obama.  Romney needs to win, but only because the alternative is too terrifying to contemplate.

But what this shows, as much as anything else, is the wisdom of the American Founding Fathers.  They didn’t trust any politician and never intended for any human being to have the kind of power and control American politicians now have.   We have, as always, ignored history and its wisdom, and we will be destroyed because of it.

Many in Decent America might finally be waking up to what liberalism, atheistic subjectivism, and the intellectual leadership in the Democratic Party really are—a movement and people with no honor, no virtue, no conscience.  I only shake my head in frustration that it is taking so long for so many to see it.  The Bible, as always, is spot on, telling us that there are people who are “past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness” (Ephesians 4:19), who consciences have been “seared with a hot iron” (I Timothy 4:2).  In a way, if one can look at it from a God’s-eye view, it is fascinating to watch history lessons and Biblical truth being—again—so accurately played out.  It’s just a shame that so many human beings will—again—have to suffer because of it.  But, we mock God at our own peril.

Romney's VP

             Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for VP is a good one, maybe the best choice of all.  Ryan is young, smart, and conservative.  He made mincemeat of Obama’s rather outrageous claim that Obamacare wouldn’t add to the deficit.  Romney is/was a good businessman, and Ryan is probably the best budget-brain on Capitol Hill.  Together, they would most likely do a pretty good job in getting some kind of handle on the government economic disaster.  Perhaps Ryan’s only problem is he is so smart that the, um, economically unenlightened people of America—their name is Legion, of course—will never understand his explanations.  That could hurt in the upcoming campaign.  But the Romney-Ryan ticket is a solid one, from an economic standpoint, light-years ahead of Obama-Biden, of whom it would be hard to find two men less qualified.

              The major hitch, though, is that America’s principal problem is not economic, it’s moral.  The moral degradation underpins the economic chaos, and until there is a serious character transformation in the American people, there will never be any real progress towards a better nation.  It doesn’t matter what kind of government a country has; if the country is full of sorry people, it’s going to be a sorry country, and America, right now, is a sorry country or it never would have elected Barack Obama in the first place (not to mention Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, etc.).   I don’t know what anybody can do to improve American character.  That has to come from within the people and that doesn’t appear very imminent.

              We will find out, immediately, if Paul Ryan is considered a good choice or not.  The "mainstream media" will tell us by how severerly they rip into him.

The Queer Marriage Thing

Kudos to the people who supported traditional marriage by going to Chick-Fill-A yesterday.  The queer marriage debate is just further evidence of the moral degeneration of the United States, but frankly, it's not that big of a deal, in my mind.  Of course people of the same sex can't get "married."  God created marriage and He alone can define what it is.  But, keep in mind, that, according to Jesus in Matthew 19:9, anyone who divorces his/her mate, except for fornication, and marries again, is committing adultery.  So, in God's eyes, those people aren't truly "married", either, they are living in adultery.  Given feminism and the destruction of marriage and the family in America today, how many millions of people does that encompass?  Adultery is just as soul-damning as homosexuality is, so the queers haven't got a monopoly on trying to re-define marriage and have society accept something that God rejects.

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There seems to be some concern in the major media--and joy among conservatives--about President Obama's re-election chances.  I don't see it.  To me, unless something really catastrophic happens, it's almost a slam-dunk that he's going to win.  According to nearly every poll, he has way over 200 electoral votes pretty well sewn up; Rasmussen's projection has him at 247 electoral votes, and Romney with 191.  Obama, of course, will win every state in the decadent North, as well as the left coast--California and New York alone give him 84 electoral votes.  Given the current situation, he only needs less than 50 more electoral votes (23 if Rasmussen is accurate).  There are a few "toss-up" states--CO, VA, NC, OH, FL, WI, and IA; if he wins Florida, he wins the election.  A combination of 2 or 3 of the others would also put him over the top.  It looks almost like a done deal to me.  Get ready for 4 more years of Obama.  America will never recover from that, but then, America is already too far gone or the country never would have elected him (or Bill Clinton) in the first place.

Mitt Romney inspires nobody.  The only thing he has going for him is he isn't Barack Obama.  But he can't out-promise Obama, and with almost half the country on government support now, Obama and the Democrats will win.  They won't do so well in a lot of local elections because, actually, there are more "red" states than "blue" states.  But the population is greater in the "blue" states, so that carries the national election. 

Here's the link to Rasmussen's projection, if you want to read it and weep:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/2012_electoral_college_scoreboard

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As I write this, the Texas Rangers are getting slaughtered again by the Los Angeles Angels--the third straight night.  At the moment, the Rangers are in first place, but I don't think that's going to be the case much longer.  As Texas is again finding out, pitching wins championships, and the Angels have the better of that.  The Astros, of course, are the dis-astros; they have one of the worst teams in major league history.  But they are trying to rebuild, so they have traded away nearly all of their major-league caliber players to stock their minor league system.  Right now, they are basically fielding a AA-AAA team, and it's pretty obvious that there is a major gap between major and minor leagues.  Next year, when they enter the American League, it won't be any better.  It's a long haul for the Astros.

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The country of India lost power to about 670 million of its citizens this week--that is one-tenth of the world's population.  More socialism, folks?

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I'm going to have to eat a little crow here.  Regarding the Rangers-Angels baseball game mentioned above, Texas made a remarkable comeback--two of them, actually--and won the game, 11-10, in 10 innings.  Still, having to score 11 runs to win is not a good omen.  They've got a great team and might make it back to the World Series, but my guess is they won't.

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And, regarding guessing, nobody knows whom Mitt Romney will choose for his Vice-Presidential running mate.  Condi Rice and Marco Rubio are the glamor picks, but I'm going to guess he'll pick Rob Portman of Ohio.  Ohio is one of those "swing states" with quite a few electoral votes that Romney needs.  Of course, he needs Florida, too, and that's where Rubio is from, but to avoid a lot of distraction about Rubio's background and experience, Romney needs to make a "safe" pick, and one that gives him a good chance to win an important state.  The Democratic propaganda wing, a.k.a, the "mainstream media," are obviously going to do everything they can to distract the election away from the incredibly incompetent and failed administration of Barack Obama.  Romney doesn't need those distractions, so I think he would be wise to go with a solid, if unspectacular, pick.  I don't know much about Portman, but from what little I've read, he seems to be a good man.