Dittos Rush!

DITTOS RUSH! Contemporary media musings bestowed by an American conservative Christian!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Economist Nouriel Roubini: Excessively taxing the rich kills jobs and business investment!

During a lecture at Italy's Milan Polytechnic on November 6th 2012, economist Nouriel Roubini is asked: "Do you think redistribution of wealth will help us get out of this recession?" Roubini: "When the degree of taxation of the business sector becomes excessive than the risk is less job hiring and less business investment." (2:40)

Nouriel Roubini nicknamed Dr. Doom and lately Dr. Realist by CNBC , is a professor of economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University and chairman of RGE Roubini Global Economics, an economic consultancy firm.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Global Depression predicted in 2013!

Jim Rogers says: "Raising taxes has never made an economy grow. We got Obama taxes and all sorts of other tax increases coming."

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Marc Farber: The problem with President Obama & Recession 2013!

"I think the problem with President Obama is that you get more regulation which is disincentive for businessmen to hire people....So you have money printing supporting the market, on the other hand you have an global economic slowdown which will effect earnings negatively....I anticipate another recession in 2013." Marc Farber

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: 2013 Tax increases for the top 2% explained in three minutes

President Obama- 2013 Tax increases for the top 2% explained in three minutes.

"In many ways the fate of the tax cut for the wealthiest Americans will be decided by the outcome of the next election."

Fiscal Cliff: How Much Would Taxes Rise in 2013?

Donald Marron, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, walks viewers through the anatomy of the Fiscal Cliff, explaining exactly what as it stake for Americans in various income groups.

Monday, November 12, 2012

President Obama now to be called "Two Terms"!


A poem recited on 11/11/12 during the 9:30 service at Empowerment Temple AME Church gives the new identification of Barack Obama. (This was to celebrate the Reelection of President Barack Obama.)

Now there is nothing you can do and and nothing left to say. So I'm sorry Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, FOX News, the TEA Party....there is just one thing you have to learn, the only thing you can call Barack Obama now, is "two terms". Somebody give the Lord some praise.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The clouded mind of an Obama Kool-Aid drinker!

The following is a Facebook conversation I recently had with an Obama Kool-Aid drinker named Steve. It occurred after the first Presidential debate. During this salient part of the conversation we happened to be discussing the video from the Rose Garden on Sept. 12th 2012. It is self explanatory and quite amusing:

Steve Mitt blew it last night. Especially the part about the President not calling it terrorism in Libya when he clearly did. Mitt was off his game the rest of the night. He also doesn't like listening to women like Candy when they tell him his time is up. A big bully and not the way we need to go.
James You mean a big bully like Joe Biden the week before? Give me a break. Romney simply answered the questions asked him and corrected Obama’s continual misrepresentations. He didn't blow anything. Libya: At the funeral several days after the attacks the President, Hillary and everyone else in the administration blamed the video over and over and over. They said specifically that it was NOT a terrorist attack. These facts are indisputable. The President is accountable for these deaths.
Steve Mitt will lose big in November, my friend. And after he does, it will be interesting to see all the jobs he doesn't create with all his wealth.
James This is the result of way too much MSNBC Obama Kool-Aid! Steve, c'mon at least try to be objective. I will admit that O put on a better debate....but he argued the SAME talking points and his attacks on Romney were misplaced. Does Obama really expect to win by slamming Romney with his 47% comment? Romney said multiple times he wants 100% of the population to succeed and prosper. The President ignored this and shot his 47% load anyway.
Steve True, James, but the fact is Mitt did talk about the 47% as if they were vermin (which, in his eyes they are). A man that rich just cannot relate to the average person. Obama certainly has his faults but I think he's the better candidate. Quite frankly, when it comes to jobs, neither one is going to be able to do anything. Romney seemed like a bully last night. You know he hates women (or certainly doesn't think much of them). SNL will likely have a very funny parody of the way Mitt bounced around uneasy and angry at not being able to continue talking when his time was up. I give Candy Crowley mad props for keeping the both of them in check and being the captain of the ship (unlike Jim Lehrer who sucked). Tell me, James, where were the wealthy in the last ten years??? No jobs so that point is long moot.
James "where were the job creations by the wealthy in the last ten years?" Do you live in the United States? You say: "You know he hates women". Is there really any point of going any further? By the way, Obama talked several minutes longer than Romney according to CNN. Funny how you didn't mention anything about that, OR the fact that Obama ALSO interrupted on several occasions. Over-tax and over regulate business (as the Obama admin has done over four years) and they have to lay people off in order to stay in business. This is second grade economics.
Steve Yes, unfortunately any real jobs created were outsourced to other countries. Where are they here (since the wealthy are so great at creating jobs)? Time was, that statement was true. But the wealthy have created no significant jobs in THIS country in over a decade. The wealthy make THEMSELVES wealthier. That's about it.
James Your source for this information? Care to visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the real facts on this? This is exactly why I mentioned the Obama kooliad earlier. Obamamania so clouds the mind that even the governments own statistics are set aside as fake. Unbelievable.

Then the piste de resistance:
Steve Me thinks you will all be very disappointed on the 6th:)
James When Obama loses, Democrats will blame it on racism. Mark my words.
Steve I promise I won't say it's racism. Still looks pretty good for Mr. Obama. Let's face it: Romney will get no Women, Latino, African-American or under 30 vote. That's pretty much most of the country. I honestly don't even believe it will be close. We shall see.
I never did hear back from Steve!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thomas Sowell debates Joe Biden on desegregation of schools!

This exchange occurred during Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court under Reagan.
" In the course of any given year, Congress votes on taxes, medical care, military spending, foreign aid, agriculture, labor, international trade, airlines, housing, insurance, courts, natural resources, and much more. There are professionals who have spent their entire adult lives specializing in just one of these fields. They idea that Congress [or the American voter] can be competent in all these areas simultaneously is staggering." - Sowell

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight!

No rounds penetrated his body armor, and he made it home with no permanent injuries. This happened in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. *READ* From the cameraman: " I got a hit a total of 4 times. My helmet cam died and i made it down the mountain on my own. I was also hit in the side of my helmet and my eye pro was shot off of my face. We were doing overwatch on the village to recon and gather intel. I was point heading down the face of the hill with the LT. when we got hit. the rest of the squad was pinned down by machine gun fire. I didn't start the video until a few mins into the firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety." "A round struck the tube by my hand of the 203 grenade launcher which knocked it out of my hands. When I picked the rifle back up it was still functional but the grenade launcher tube had a nice sized 7.62 cal bullet hole in it and was rendered useless. "
This footage is part of an ongoing documentation of the war in Afghanistan.

Obama's Vision for America by Thomas Sowell!

In this 2008 interview Thomas Sowell discusses his concerns with the unconstrained vision of Barack Obama.

Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author. A National Humanities Medal winner, he advocates laissez-faire economics and writes from a conservative and libertarian perspective. He is currently the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Obama/ Romney 2012: On the issues!

I did a little research of my own on the two remaining Presidential candidates and their stated positions on a host of issues. The linked website lists and includes quotes from the candidates themselves, therefore it is completely unbiased. I did this because I want to make an informed decision at the polls and help others to do so as well. A decision that is color and party blind. Also included i...
s their individual stated opinion on the belief in and nature of God, which is important to me personally. Enjoy!

President Barack Obama issue positions: http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/9490/barack-obama-ii/
Stated opinion on belief in and nature of God:
In a 2004 interview. with Cathleen Falsani, Barack Obama said, “I believe that there are many paths to the same place.” Obama also said, “All people of faith—Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, everyone knows the same God.”

Senator Mitt Romney issue positions:
http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/21942/mitt-romney/#.UGci-JG9KSM
Stated opinion on belief in and nature of God:
Mitt Romney is a self admitted life long Mormon. Mormon founder and leader Joseph Smith believed and Mormonism today teaches that God was not always God: “We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see clearly....and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did, and I will show it from the Bible” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp.345-346.

God bless the USA!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Real Hope and Change...available for free!

How does one obtain true hope and change? I can assure you that the answer is within your grasp and thankfully, costs nothing. Let us first examine and contrast the temporal promises of hope and change made by men.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, then candidate Barack Obama ran on a platform of hope and change. Apparently life in America was so dreadful that changes needed to be made to achieve any hope of overcoming this oppression. Fast forward to today. Opinions are varied and remarkably polarized within the current US populous on whether America has seen the redemption of this promise. One thing is certain, our government as a whole is accountable for the current state of our economy.

Presently, it seems that the societal fabric of our post Christian society in America continues to change for the worst and the economic hopes of many are dashed to the spending whims of those we elected to represent our best interests. Yet no single man can be blamed for this, for the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)

Rest assured we do not have to wait for the November election for hope and change, we can obtain it today. The good news is that there is a current hope that will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:5) Unite your life with the presence of the Spirit and change will immediately become evident in your life. The LORD will change your heart and the hearts of all your descendants, so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live! (Deuteronomy 30:6)

When your heart is filled with love, it drives out anything that previously took up residence. Whatever happens from this point forward, we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. (2 Corinthians 5:1) This is the culmination of our ultimate hope, a hope which all the silver and gold in the world cannot purchase.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and Love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27) Do this and you will live. God makes this promise to those who humble themselves before Him…….and God always keeps His promises.

Now that’s hope and change!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Abdul-Rahman Sulaiman v. Barack Obama?

Hmm, I wonder what this was all about. It remains classified so the world may never know:
 
United States Court of Appeals

FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

No. 10-5292 September Term, 2011
http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/cadc/10-5292/10-5292-2012-01-27.html
 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

V.P. Biden imitates sign language lady!

Vice President Joe Biden wrapping up a rousing speech at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Virginia saying:

"I have more to say, but I am saying too much already because these guys get me going... and you're gonna have trouble translating all this! The poor lady, she's gonna have tendonitis by the time she finishes this."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Joe Biden's Greatest Hits!

Learn the ways of the gaffe master in 4 minutes, 44 seconds. This lecture is available for free (just like national heath care) right now under the authority of the Vice President of the United States. For those who thought George Bush said a few dumb things, this is for you...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Milton Friedman: Big Government caused the Great Depression!

Posted at my YouTube page:

Milton Friedman: "The Great Depression didn't arise out of any natural flaw in the system, it wasn't because citizens at that time hadn't been prudent and hadn't saved, for they had. No, the Great Depression was produced by government mismanagement." Social Security was established to provide for 5 percent of the population who cannot take care of themselves. The latest report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees shows an unfunded liability for both programs of $63 trillion. Nationalized health care was also recently instituted to provide for 5 percent of the population who do not have health insurance. About 5 percent of the population is responsible for almost half of all health care spending in the United States. Do you see the insoluble spending trend here?

Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 -- November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and is known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. A survey of economists ranked Friedman as the second most popular economist of the twentieth century behind John Maynard Keynes, and The Economist described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century...possibly of all of it."

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn't Reduce Spending!

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future." (Remarks by President Obama to a Joint Session of Congress, September 9, 2009)This afternoon Budget Committee Ranking Member Ryan walked through why the bill put forward by Democrats FAILS the President's deficit test.--The Majority Leader said the bill scores as reducing deficit by $131 billion over the next 10 years. First a little bit about CBO: I work with them every single day; very good people; great professionals. They do their jobs well. But their job is to score what is placed in front of them. And what has been placed in front of them is a bill that is fill of gimmicks and smoke and mirrors.Now what do I mean when I say that? First off, the bill has ten years of tax increases and ten years of Medicare cuts to pay for six years of spending. The true ten year cost when subsidies kick-in? $2.3 trillion.The bill is full of gimmicks that more than erase the false claim of deficit reduction:- $52 billion of savings is claimed by counting increased Social Security payroll revenues. These dollars are already claimed for future Social Security beneficiaries, and claiming to offset the cost of this bill either means were double-counting or were not going to pay Social Security benefits. - $72 billion in savings is claimed from the CLASS Act long-term care insurance. These so-called savings are not offsets, but rather premiums collected to pay for future benefits. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad has called these savings, A ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.Additionally, the nearly half-trillion dollars in Medicare cuts cannot be counted twice. Medicare is in dire need of reform in order to make certain that we can ensure health security for future seniors. Using Medicare as a piggy bank, it raids a half trillion dollars from retirees health coverage to fund the creation of another open-ended health care entitlement. The Presidents chief Medicare actuary says up to 20% of Medicare providers may go bankrupt or stop taking Medicare beneficiaries as a result. Millions of seniors who have chosen Medicare Advantage will lose the coverage they now enjoy.Objections to the policy aside, you cannot use these savings twice to both extend the life of Medicare and to pay for other spending. The half-trillion dollars in Medicare cuts are either to extend the programs solvency or to reduce the cost of this deficit but not both as its authors claim.When you strip away the double-counting of Medicare cuts, the so-called savings from Social Security payroll taxes and the CLASS Act, the deficit increases by $460 billion over first ten years and $1.4 trillion over second ten years.Finally, one of the most expensive and most cynical of the gimmicks applies to Medicare physician payments, the so-called Doc Fix.By your own estimate, the Doc Fix adds an additional $371 billion to the cost of health care reform. With the price tag beyond what most Americans could handle, the Majority decided to simply remove this costly provision and deal with it in a stand-alone bill.Ignoring this additional cost does not remove it from the backs of taxpayers. Hiding spending doesnt reduce spending.

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Limbaugh: Obama's 'Romney Murdered My Wife' Ad is Just Normal Fare for the Left!

A handy set of links for your research pleasure:
First, here is the ad that started it all:
Washington Post: Priorities Ad Ties Romney to Cancer Death
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/priorities-ad-ties-mitt-romn...
Politico: Woman Mentioned in Priorities Ad Died in '06
http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/08/woman-mentioned-in-prior...
Obama Ad: "Understands"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj70XqOxptU
Rush Limbaugh - Audio: Obama Ad: Romney is a Murderer
http://www.kyte.tv/flash/MarbachLoader.swf?buildNum=110819_1140&uri=chann...
Rush Limbaugh.com - 08/06/12: Don't Doubt Me: The Left Politicizes Everything -- Including Football
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/08/06/don_t_doubt_me_the_left_politici...
Rush Limbaugh - Audio: When Did Howard Fineman Go Nuts?
http://www.kyte.tv/flash/MarbachLoader.swf?buildNum=110819_1140&uri=chann...
Rush Limbaugh.com - 08/07/12: When Did Howard Fineman Go Nuts?
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/08/07/when_did_howard_fineman_go_nuts
Rush Limbaugh - Audio: My Big Mistake (and I Don't Make Many)
http://www.kyte.tv/flash/MarbachLoader.swf?buildNum=110819_1140&uri=chann...
Politico: Woman Mentioned in Priorities Ad Died in '06
http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/08/woman-mentioned-in-prior...
New York Times: Obama Tells a Tale of 'Romney Hood'
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/obama-tells-a-tale-of-romney-ho...
Rush Limbaugh - Audio: Caller: Obama Attacks Drive Me to Mitt
http://www.kyte.tv/flash/MarbachLoader.swf?buildNum=110819_1140&uri=chann...
Boston Globe Digs Up Young Mitt's Report Card
http://www.mediaite.com/online/mitt-romneys-high-school-freshman-report-card-...
Dinesh D'Souza: The Roots of Obama's Rage
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1596982764
Rush Limbaugh - Audio: Media Tries to Bring Reid's Lie to Life
http://www.kyte.tv/flash/MarbachLoader.swf?buildNum=110819_1140&uri=chann...
Rush Limbaugh - Audio: Obama's America 2016: Love Him, Hate Him, You Don't Know Him
http://www.kyte.tv/flash/MarbachLoader.swf?buildNum=110819_1140&uri=chann...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Obama promises....but rarely delivers!


Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Now I've lost count!

Pres. Obama says at a fundraiser for State Senator Creigh Deeds in Virginia that he is ready to take Responsibility for the debt and the economy (August 6, 2009).
President Barack Obama said in February 2009 that his presidency would be "one-term proposition" if the economy did not recover in three years, giving him less than six months from today.
Sen. Barack Obama at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, IA called negative ads "game playing' in 2008. (July 31, 2008).
Sen. Barack Obama talked about his plan for energy policy at a campaign event in St. Petersburg, Florida (August 1, 2008).
Are four broken promises enough or do you need more?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sikh Temple shooting witness reactions - Oak Creek, Wisconsin!

A mass shooting has occurred at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., just outside Milwaukee. At least four people have been reported injured in the mass shooting and no suspect has been identified. Hospitals in the area were told to be ready for up to 20 shooting victims, according to police radio reports.

"An officer arrived and engaged a suspect. That officer was shot multiple times. He is expected to survive," said Brad Wentlandt, the police chief of Greenfield, Wisc., at a hastily-arranged briefing for news media. "The officer exchanged fire with the shooter. That shooter was put down." Some members of the temple are still inside the temple and are hiding, believing that a gunman may still be inside the building.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Milton Friedman: The fallacy of doing good with other people's money!!

There is much wisdom in this sound bite from an old interview with Milton Friedman:

"The fallacy that it is feasible and possible to do good with other people's money has two flaws. If I'm going to do good with other people's money, I first have to take it away from them. Secondly, very few people spend other people's money as carefully as they spend their own."


Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 -- November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and is known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. A survey of economists ranked Friedman as the second most popular economist of the twentieth century behind John Maynard Keynes, and The Economist described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century...possibly of all of it."

Thursday, August 2, 2012

10.144.128.# - Government takeover of the web?

I'm receiving what seems to be a long string of Bot hits, beginning yesterday and continuing up until now on all my Blogspot blogs. The IP address (fourth number in sequence unknown) is: 10.144.128.#. I haven't been able to verify whether it's a Bot or whether it's a hacker or attacker or a legit visitor. Anybody with any knowledge of this, please leave an informative comment. Thank you.

UPDATE:
Updated on Sitemeter support 7/30/12 (I apparently missed the memo):
Hello, Please note that we are moving servers and this may be affecting specific groups of customers accounts. Downtime of services should be limited to just a few hours. If you notice a disruption of services that last longer than 3-4 hours, please contact us and let us know. Thanks, The Sitemeter Support Team http://support.sitemeter.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=188

OK, so it's not a Government takeover of the web. ;-)

Check it out, this post ranked #1 on Yahoo:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Milton Friedman: Soft hearts and soft heads!

"One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results....the people who go around talking about their soft heart...often this softness extends to their head as well. The fact is that the programs that are labeled as being for the poor and for the needy almost always have effects exactly the opposite as their well intentioned sponsors intend them to have...."

Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 -- November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and is known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. A survey of economists ranked Friedman as the second most popular economist of the twentieth century behind John Maynard Keynes, and The Economist described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century...possibly of all of it."

Monday, July 30, 2012

UFO Appears Over London Olympics 2012...or does it?

At least that's what a video posted on YouTube revealed yesterday. We all know UFO's don't really exist, but it's still a really cool looking fake. Enjoy!

Flash Mob robbery at Mildblend Chicago!

If you recognize anybody in theses video caps, please call Chicago police at 312-744-8290
Police report no. HV-404817. What is this world coming to?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Layoffs at the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training!

07262012: Sixty-seven Department of Labor and Training employees were out on the street after their last day of work. After being laid off they held a rally in front of the building they used to work in on Pontiac Ave., in Cranston. Providence Journal video by Glenn Osmundson

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MV-22 Osprey Conduct Routine Maintenance and Functions Checks

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 conducts maintenance and functional checks of MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni July 25, 2012. This marks the first MV-22 Osprey aircraft deployment to Japan and a milestone in the Marine Corps' process of replacing CH-46E helicopters with the MV-22 Osprey, a highly-capable, tiltrotor aircraft, which combines the vertical capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. S


Monday, July 16, 2012

President Obama: America: You didn’t build that!

My opinionated analysis in response to: President Obama - 'If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen' posted at: www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jul/15/picketvideo-obama-if-youve-got-business-you-didnt-/

I take specific issue when the President says: “Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own…If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” The President chooses to overlook the fact that most business owners and entrepreneurs actually do work hard and have earned the right to be acknowledged accordingly. Granted, the incentive to be the best business and create the best product is rooted in monetary rewards as well as personal liberty. Yet, businesses do not create themselves. Someone has to create them and these individuals themselves deserve the credit for “making this happen”. My grandfather started a multi-generational business many years ago which has benefitted many generations after him. Using the resources available to him at the time, he made it happen, not somebody else.

Not only does the President want to “spread the wealth around” as he stated before he was elected but now it appears he wants to spread the credit of individual success around as well. I cannot think of one business owner who would NOT honestly give due credit to “roads and bridges” built by prior generations for our benefit, therefore I do not think that this is a credible argument for the President to cling to. Besides, a portion of the local taxes we all PRESENTLY pay are supposed to be allotted for these very services anyway.

To be logically consistent, if the President’s argument is to acknowledge our predecessors who have established the opportunity for our success then certainly God himself should be at the top of this list. I don’t hear the President giving Almighty God due credit for creating the raw materials of the world in the first place or the giving of wisdom to each new generation. Crazy thought, I know. The President says he’s a Christian yet I wonder if this thought has crossed his mind.

History demonstrates that the more money we give our government the more it is often mismanaged. This translates to less control of the ever dwindling amount we get to keep and invest ourselves. Who gets to decide when enough is enough? Government is not a prerequisite for success. There were plenty of successful hard working people who preceded the establishment of government. In fact, our balanced government is one defined as “We, the people”. All of us are accountable to God how we use our resources and we should all hold the few in government accountable as well. Just a few thoughts rolling around in my opinionated, fertile mind.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Why we should be still and know that He is God!

 

It finally hit me this morning. The United States will not have a Christian leader for at least four more years, regardless of our vote in November. I can say this with assuredness only after examining the testimony of our two remaining Presidential candidates, as follows.

In a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani, Barack Obama said, “I believe that there are many paths to the same place.” Obama also said, “All people of faith—Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, everyone knows the same God.”

(Animism in the belief in the existence of individual spirits that inhabit natural objects and phenomena. I had to look that one up)

Yet the Bible says otherwise: "I am Yahweh, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God." Isaiah 45:5. There any many faiths prevalent today which would be offended by the mere "intolerance" of this passage. Certainly Islam and Animism would top that list. One wonders what then Senator Barack Obama was thinking when he said that. A Christian who believes God's own testimony, (which I would highly recommend) would not nor could not utter what he did with a straight face. 

On the political right, we have Mitt Romney. He is a self admitted life long Mormon. Mormon founder and leader Joseph Smith believed and Mormonism today teaches that God was not always God: “We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see clearly....and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did, and I will show it from the Bible” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp.345-346.

 

Again, the Bible says otherwise: "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24. "The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom." Isaiah 40:28

 

It is clear that both of these men have "a" truth but do not have "the" Truth as identified in Holy Scripture. Should we care? Does it really matter?

 

I think Deuteronomy 8:19,20 provides a clear answer: "If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God."

 

Look around this once God fearing country and ask yourself this question: Is God slowly removing His hand of protection on our country in response to its continued persistence to "follow other gods" and disregard the truth of God's Word? Financial crisis, social degradation, climate out if control, rumors of wars! Are these improving through social "engineering" or are we instead witnessing the breakdown of our culture and the birth of a replacement society.

 

Check out the graph below for an interesting perspective in the rise and frequency of natural disasters in this century. Keep in mind that despite improvements in information access, the number of floods and cyclones is rising compared to earthquakes. This remains significant.

 

Be still and know that He is God and He will be exalted on the earth in His time. Psalm 46:10

 

James

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Panda Update 3.5: FreeRepublic and Newsbusters losers!

Among the winners are big brands and news sites. Spotify, The New York Observer, music site NME, Men’s Health, Poynter, The Verge, Stack Overflow and Marvel. Among the losers were sites using databases to aggregate information, Press portals and aggregators as well as heavily-templated web sites. Interestingly, newsbusters.org was down 30% and FreeRepublic.com was down 20% whereas usnews.com and newyorker.com were up 20%. Source
Go figure!

Here is a look at the stats (winners then losers):

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Intolerance of Tolerance!

A very interesting and insightful lecture by Don Carson on the evolution of postmodernism and how it differs from modernism.

  "The new definition of tolerance is not only inconsistent, it's incoherent and proves, in fact, to be less tolerant than the brand of tolerance that was around under modernism. Because the very point it comes up with that which disagrees with it the most, it has to dismiss all opponents as intolerant and bigoted, and therefore becomes, in fact, totalitarian."


Donald Arthur Carson is a Canadian-born, Reformed Evangelical theologian and professor. He has his Ph.D. in New Testament theology from the University of Cambridge.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Operation Desperation: The Obama event registry!

The 2012 Barack Obama Presidential campaign can be described in one word:
Desperation, which is an emotional state in which a person feels a situation to be hopeless and without satisfactory options. Decisions made in desperation may be more rash, impulsive, and inappropriate than those made in a rational frame of mind. The 2012 Barack Obama Presidential campaign is now asking people who are getting married to forgo gifts and donate to his campaign instead. What a great way to start a marriage.....not! Tempted?
Here's the website.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Holder has a Troubling Pattern of Failed Cooperation" -Rep. Labrador on Fast & Furious Contempt!

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) addresses the House Oversight Committee regarding the Department of Justice's stonewalling tactics in the Committee's meeting on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt on Congress for his actions during Operation Fast and Furious and throughout the Committee's Investigation in the Operation. House Oversight Committee Metting 6-20-12 Rep Ann Marie Beurkle (R-VA) addresses the responsibility of the House Oversight Committee and of the entire Congress in a Full House Oversight Committee Hearing on June 20, 2012. Buerkle addresses the Department of Justice's stonewalling in the Investigation of Operation Fast and Furious during the Committee's Meeting to vote on holding Eric Holder in Contempt.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Unexpectedly" featured at Crooks and Liars!

Yesterday a video I featured on my YouTube page on Feb 8th, 2011 was posted at the left wing blog Crooks and Liars. The extent of their wisdom included: "Ah...the exquisite logic of S.E. Cupp". Link
I feel so unclean!
In the clip, commentator S.E. Cupp tells Newsmax that Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann come under constant attack because the liberal media cant deal with pretty, conservative women who espouse traditional values.

Obama chooses executive privilege over honesty regarding Fast and Furious!

President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House committee investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting, according to a letter to the panel Wednesday from Deputy Attorney Gen. James Cole.Link

"I write now to inform you that the president has asserted executive privilege over the relevant post-February 4, 2011, documents," Cole wrote in a letter to committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California. "We regret that we have arrived at this point, after the many steps we have taken to address the committee's concerns and to accommodate the committee's legitimate oversight interests regarding Operation Fast and Furious," Cole continued. "Although we are deeply disappointed that the committee appears intent on proceeding with a contempt vote, the department remains willing to work with the Committee to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the outstanding issues."

See Holder's letter requesting privilege (.PDF)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MSNBC selectively "edits" second tape in order to manufacture news!

Failing once again to actually report the news, NBC is taking heat again for selective editing a video of Mitt Romney seemingly awestruck by the process of ordering a sandwich at a convenience store. This clearly qualifies as manufacturing the news while simultaneously being dishonest with it's viewers. This is just one reason why Fox News has about a zillion more viewers than MSNBC.
Remember when MSNBC did the same thing back in March:
In an NBC segment featuring George Zimmerman's 911 call on the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Zimmerman is heard saying: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black." The full version, though, unfolds like this: Zimmerman: "This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about." 911 operator: "Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?" Zimmerman: "He looks black."

ANGRY Illinois State Rep Explodes on house floor!

Illinois Representative Mike Bost (Republican) launched into a tirade on the floor of the House of Representatives. It's aimed at the House Speaker Michael Madigan (Democrat), whom he accuses of wielding too much power. He's what I would call "passionately upset".

Monday, June 18, 2012

Harvard law professor: President MUST be defeated in 2012!

Obama's Harvard law professor Roberto Unger says 'President MUST be defeated in 2012' ....'He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices.'

This blogger predicts that Roberto Unger will shortly be labeled as a racist and bigot by the mainstream media!

Adidas new trainer with orange 'shackles' like those worn by black slaves!

Adidas has sparked outrage and been accused of 'promoting slavery' by creating a new pair of trainers which have bright orange 'shackles' that fit around the wearer's ankles. The clothing giant is under fire for its August scheduled release of the JS Roundhouse Mids, which many have compared to the devices worn by black slaves in 19th Century America. The seemingly innocent promotional material, uploaded to Facebook earlier this month, asks: 'Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?' Read more:

Pollster.com daily update!

Official Dittos Rush Link Banner.....

Total Pageviews