Archive for November, 2013
Barackalypse Now ‘Drop & Roll’ (Intellectual Froglegs S2E16)Posted on November 28, 2013 9:54 pm by JoeDanMedia
God wrote it; I typed it; Paul Harvey plagarized it
October 24, 2007
I have written a whole bunch of stuff in the last 35 1/2 years — some good, some bad. But nothing I ever wrote got as much attention as a column that appeared in our paper on Sept. 5, 1999. The courts had just ruled out pre-game prayers at football games in Texas. I looked on it as just one most right being taken away from us Christians. So I sat down in my living room and wrote this column.
I had no idea at the time that it would appear in newspapers and church bulletins all over the country. I was interviewed on a Washington D.C. radio station. It has gone around the world and back several times, thanks to the World Wide Web. Believers love it. Atheists despise it. That makes me doubly proud.
Friends I have made the last eight years — even my mother-in-law — had a copy of the column that someone had e-mailed to them. But they didn’t know I had written it until they met me. That’s because Paul Harvey has taken a lot of credit for it. It appeared online in “Paul Harvey says,” but Paul Harvey never said it. Truthorfiction.com will verify this. Check out this link — http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/g/gholson.htm
But truth is I didn’t write it either. I am not that good a writer. You all know that. Give God credit for this one. His Spirit wrote it. I just did the typing.
If you have already read it, read it again. It’s worth your time.
Some people, it seems, get offended way too easily. I mean, isn’t that what all this prayer hullabaloo is all about – people getting offended? At least that’s what I hear the courts and the ACLU telling us. If you read Sound Off, you know I am not easily offended. Outside of getting run off the road by a Mack truck, nothing much offends me. Daddy and Mama gave little Nicky a sense of humor.
Some people, however, either weren’t born with a sense of humor or they lost it in a crap game. These people are still in the minority, but those of us in the majority are always tippy-toeing around, trying to make sure we don’t step on the toes or hurt the feelings of the sense of humorless. And you can bet there’s a lawyer standing on every corner making sure we don’t.
Take this prayer deal. It’s absolutely ridiculous. Some atheist goes to a high school football game, hears a kid say a short prayer before the game and gets offended. So he hires a lawyer and goes to court and asks somebody to pay him a whole bunch of money for all the damage done to him. You would have thought the kid kicked him in the crotch. Damaged for life by a 30-second prayer? Am I missing something here?
I don’t believe in Santa Claus, but I’m not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don’t agree with Darwin, but I didn’t go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution. Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.
So what’s the big deal? It’s not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts. They’re just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game. “But it’s a Christian prayer,” some will argue. Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles. And we are in the Bible Belt. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect – somebody chanting Hare Krishna?
If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer. If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer. If I went to a ping-pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha. And I wouldn’t be offended. It wouldn’t bother me one bit. When in Rome . . .
“But what about the atheists?” is another argument. What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We’re not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that’s asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of earplugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer. Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do.
I don’t think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world’s foundations. Nor do I believe that not praying will result in more serious injuries on the field or more fatal car crashes after the game. In fact, I’m not so sure God would even be at all these games if he didn’t have to be. That’s just one of the down sides of omnipresence. Do you think God Almighty himself would have watched Spearman beat Panhandle 50-0 Friday night if he didn’t have to? If God really liked sports, the Russians would never have won a single gold medal, New York would never play in a World Series and Deion’s toe would be healed by now.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying. God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you – well, just sue me.
Posted on November 19, 2013 by Common Constitutionalist
It seems virtually every federal government agency, at least under this president, is a rogue agency, and the EPA is no exception.
That’s not quite accurate. You see, when one hears the word rogue, it conjures up thoughts of abandoning one’s directive. “Oh, him. He went rogue. We can no longer control him.” That type of thing.
It appears that this administration’s prime directive is to allow these agencies to go rogue. Just look at the evidence of department after department’s involvement in one scandal after another.
Yet there is one agency that is head and shoulders above all in the “rogue” department. The EPA. This is the agency that, if left unchecked, can literally mean the end of our country.
Not that the IRS, or Homeland Security, or other federal departments aren’t also dangerous; they are. But none more than the EPA. It’s not even close.
What other single entity is capable of shutting down entire industries. They are in charge of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land on which we walk. That’s pretty much everything.
The latest industry to be quite literally driven into extinction by the EPA is the lead refining industry. The last lead refiner in America will close its doors forever on December 31, 2013. All do to stricter “regulation.” And gee, what is lead used in? Bullets. And is this the administration’s way around legislation to disarm the people? Without bullets, are guns pretty much useless? Yeah they are! Get it!
See, that’s what the EPA does. It tells industries that they are welcome to stay in business if they just adhere to these new standards. These standards are for our own good, you know.
“What do you mean adherence will bankrupt your company? What do you mean the new standards are ridiculous, unnecessary and can’t be met? Oh well, I guess you’ll just have to close down.” And that’s how it works, every time. And the consequences to this country will continue to mount as more and more industries are driven into extinction or at least out of the country.
Now, if the EPA were really concerned with curbing pollution in the air and water, shouldn’t it take a more worldly view? After all, we do share the air and water with the rest of the earth. It’s not just ours. And isn’t that the left’s mantra, to “save the planet,” not just save our country?
And knowing this, why wouldn’t EPA prefer to keep industries in this country where they can be reasonably regulated, rather than driving them to China or some third world hole with little to no air or water quality standards?
Well silly, that’s not the EPA’s job. The EPA is an agency full of loony environmentalist wackos and Communists whose mission is to rid us of the evil capitalist free market system. It’s that simple.
America’s industries are cleaner than they’ve ever been and certainly cleaner than the rest of the world, yet still, that’s not good enough. And why? Because they still exist in this country.
The leftists at the EPA won’t be satisfied until all the “dirty” industries have been driven out and replaced with windmills and unicorns.
Only then can they rest.
Zero tolerance toward anti-Israel sentiment, and anti-semitism in particular, I found this video, -and a link to purchase the book- online:
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The Webb-Pomerence Act was a law passed in 1918 that exempted certain exporters’ associations from certain antitrust regulations. Sponsored by Rep. Edwin Y. Webb (D) of North Carolina and Sen. Atlee Pomerene (D) of Ohio, the act granted immunity from antitrust regulation to companies that combined to operate the export trade that was essential to the war effort. The act was important because it granted exemptions from the Clayton Anti-Trust Act of 1914. Many large conglomerates that had previously been subject to Federal anti-trust investigations were now free to continue “business as usual” because they “aided” the war effort. Webb-Pomerene exemptions lasted well into the 1920s as the Federal Trade Commission granted stays of investigation for those companies that initially qualified for exemption under the 1918 act.
November 25, 2013
Obama and Kerry Have a Chamberlain Moment By Brigitte Gabriel
It is often said that bad things happen in the dark of night and this past Saturday night in America seems to have confirmed that adage.
Late Saturday night, it was announced that, largely led by US Secretary of State John Kerry working at the behest of President Obama, world powers had inked an “interim deal” of sorts on Iran’s nuclear program. (The Washington Post has the story here. )
While John Kerry has hailed this as a great triumph for peace, more sober minds are calling it what it is: capitulation.
In the Islamic world, the only time you come to the negotiation table, is to negotiate the terms of your surrender. America is failing time and time again in dealing with its enemies.
John Kerry coming home from Geneva to celebrate a deal with the genocidal Ayatollahs who rule Iran can only be compared to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain coming back to Britain from Munich in the fall of 1938 waving a piece of paper with Adolf Hitler’s signature on it declaring “peace in our time.”
Israel has perhaps the greatest reason to be concerned and Prime Minister Netanyahu didn’t mince any words when he released a statement about what amounts to a betrayal of America’s long-time ally in the Middle East, calling the deal a “historical mistake”.
We can’t help but wonder about the timing of this announcement. Seldom, if ever, are major announcements made in the middle of the night on a Saturday. Could the Obama administration be hoping that other news stories will emerge to distract the American people from their latest bad idea?
Obamacare has become a fiasco to be sure, but, when it comes to Iran and nuclear weapons, the stakes could be even higher for the future of America. When and if Iran becomes armed with nuclear weapons, future generations will look on us today much the way generations looked on those who had the opportunities to stop Hitler but failed and say,”How did they ever let it happen?”
This deal was doomed to be bad right from the start. Two of the parties to the talks, Russia and China, both have sold weapons and nuclear technology to Iran over the years. Another party to the talks, France, has been resisting Obama/Kerry’s desperation to ink a deal, any deal, only to be bullied by Obama’s gang.
Now, other allies are breaking ranks with Obama. Canada has expressed concerns about the Obama/Kerry/Ayatollahs agreement and will NOT reduce its sanctions against Iran, despite the new deal. By far the best analysis of just how terrible the deal with Iran truly is comes from Ambassador John Bolton writing in The Weekly Standard We can summarize Mr. Bolton’s analysis with 4 points:
Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium—which it is doing in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and the terms of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which Iran is a party.
Iran will be allowed to continue enriching uranium.
There are aspects of Iran’s nuclear program that the deal does not even address. Moreover, there are secret aspects of their nuclear program that the Iranians are not disclosing at all.
Iran has gained legitimacy and psychological momentum in the world arena thanks to Obama/Kerry’s capitulation.
All of this and, in return, Iran gets relief from economic sanctions that Republican and Democratic administrations and Congressional leaders have agreed for decades were necessary to pressure Iran.
Of course, it is highly likely that NO good deal is possible with the Ayatollahs, but, by any sane measure, this deal is just horrible. Here are a few other things that are being completely overlooked with this race to get the Ayatollahs to sign a piece of paper for John Kerry to wave around:
Iran has never been held to account for its long-time sponsorship of Jihadist terrorist organizations, such as Hezbollah and HAMAS.
Iran has never been held to account for its active support for the insurgents who were fighting US GIs in Iraq, including supplying them with sophisticated, deadly weapons.
Iran has never been held to account for its support for the Taliban forces fighting US GIs in Afghanistan, again, including supplying them with sophisticated, deadly weapons.
There are myriad reasons never to trust the Ayatollahs in Iran, yet Obama and Kerry want us to trust them with the most potentially deadly technology in the world.
As if to remind us that the Ayatollahs who rule Iran are the last people who should be trusted, before the ink has even dried on the document, the Iranians are claiming it acknowledges their inherent right to enrich uranium, which directly contradicts the bill of goods John Kerry has been selling to Americans here at home.
We’ve seen this script before—in North Korea. World powers—including Russia and China who were supplying the North Koreans with weaponry and technology—inked a deal with that country, only to have North Korea go ahead and build nuclear weapons anyway. But make no mistake, even more than the isolated regime in Pyongyang, a nuclear armed Iran, with its oil wealth and terrorist network, poses a huge threat to world peace and US national security
This latest development reinforces the vital need here in the United States for grassroots activism on issues involving national security. ACT for America will continue to strive to educate and inform Americans and our elected officials on the state and federal levels about the threats posed by Iran and develop legislative and other initiatives to empower them to make wise policy decisions.
When Woodrow Wilson (regardless of his later regret) sold us down the river with the “Federal” Reserve and the IRS in 1913, we started down the road to the financial worthlessness of our currency.
United States Founding Father
(1743 – 1826)
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806).
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army.” We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”
This from The Tea Party Economist:
The Financial Times, a British publication, has run an article saying that two unnamed officials at two unnamed large American banks say that any move by the Federal Reserve System to eliminate the paltry interest rate of no higher than 0.25% on excess reserves will lead banks to start charging for free checking accounts.
Excess reserves are accounts held by commercial banks at the Federal Reserve. This money does not enter the economy. This in turn keeps the money from multiplying through the fractional reserve banking system. It keeps price inflation low.
Why couldn’t banks lend this money to businesses? No deal, says one of these unnamed bankers. “It’s not as if we are suddenly going to start lending to [small and medium-sized enterprises]. There really isn’t the level of demand, so the danger is that banks are pushed into riskier assets to find yield.”
Let me interpret this. “Today, four years into the so-called economic recovery, businessmen still are unwilling to borrow money — not even at historically low interest rates.”
Some unnamed Federal Reserve officials have said that the FED can save money by stopping these payments. The response by the two unnamed officials at the unnamed banks is a counter-threat.
“Right now you can at least break even from a revenue perspective,” said one executive, adding that a rate cut by the Fed “would turn it into negative revenue – banks would be disincentivised to take deposits and potentially charge for them”.
There are actually senior banking officials who use the word “disincentivise.” This is a bad sign.
This broadcast (January 22, 2013) was sent to my E-mail on Friday, the 22nd. Simply titled “$13 billion” I had not opened it till today. The only civil comment I can make is – I’m glad there is a Hell. I made the picture the link to their video. “X”
Note – Long have I enjoyed Frontline, and American Experience. The Reagan statement “trust, but verify” is not lost on me. While this is an important domestic issue, it seems conveniently timed to distract us from current Government issues; Kerry (retch) and his dealings with Iran, and Obama’s proverbially “painting himself into a corner” over Obamacare. I haven’t watched this yet, preferring to share this with all of you first. “X”
The FRONTLINE film is part of a multiplatform journalistic collaboration with our partners at The New York Times, investigating the death of a young woman in Florida. It raises tough questions about how effectively law enforcement investigates cases involving its own officers — especially when there is the possibility of domestic violence.
Beginning today, you can watch the full FRONTLINE documentary online and read The Times’ major interactive story.