Sunday, March 31, 2013

Have A Blessed Easter

May the miracle 
of His Resurrection
 live in your heart forever. 
Have a Blessed Easter.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Journey To The Cross

Palm Sunday is a time for Christians to prepare their hearts for the agony of His Passion and the joy of His Resurrection and we, with all Christendom, hail Him as our King and hope is renewed in the world.

May God bless you all this Palm Sunday.  

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Photoshop™ Of The Day: Could It Be Satan?

The wildly popular History Channel miniseries, The Bible, caused a bit of dust-up when a “highly acclaimed Moroccan actor” appeared on the screen depicting Satan and viewers immediately thought they saw an eerie resemblance to the current occupant of the Oval Office.

The show’s producer, Mark Burnett, thinks the controversy is “utter nonsense.”

I’ll just bet The Church Lady believes there’s a resemblance.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wretched Scum-Soaked Politician Dances On The Graves Of Eight Dead Marines

A mortar shell explosion killed eight Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force near Hawthorne, NV and injured a half dozen more during mountain warfare training on March 19, 2013.

Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the floor of the Senate implying that sequestration was to blame for the tragic deaths.

“Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied. Saying that this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut, and if they couldn't afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn't do the exercise.” 
“And in fact, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago that he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.”
It was this same weasel who did nothing to prevent sequestration in the 16 months leading up to it because he is nothing more than a political pawn of this regime.  So, Harry, their blood is on your hands.  You still want to blame this on sequestration you fucking little bastard?

Retired Col. Allen West said, “It’s about time the American people demanded more and have Harry Reid held accountable for the statement he made,” West said. “To try to impugn the training and the readiness of our Marine Corps so that he can make these cute political points, that’s horrific.”

Somebody needs to do a dick dance on Reid’s head.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Flop Sweat And The Fruitcake Candidate

On March 6, 2013 the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out a mock fundraising email for the Ashley Judd For Tennessee Kentucky campaign:
It’s time for Kentuckians to stand up and be counted. 
We need someone representing us in Washington who was a Tennessee delegate for Barack Obama in 2012. 
We need someone who believes it is “unconscionable to breed." 
Someone who has compared mountaintop removal mining to Rwandan genocide and has criticized Christianity as a religion that “legitimizes and seals male power.” 
Someone who has called the tradition of fathers “giving away” their daughters at weddings “a common vestige of male dominion over a woman’s reproductive status.” 
Finally somebody had the courage to say it! 
So please, we have never had a chance to put someone who so ideally represents Kentucky values in the United States Senate. 
We need to strike while the iron is hot. 
The only problem:  Tennessee is her home…or is it Scotland…or San Francisco? 
Oh, who knows.  The only thing we know for certain is we NEED her in Tennessee…I mean Kentucky! 
Your sacrifice will bring Barack Obama’s liberal, big government agenda that much closer to reality. 
Go Vols!!
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hired a leading pollster to “test” the waters for the Kentucky Senate race and omigod, the DSCC is producing major flop sweat over the results.

According to the Louisville Eccentric Observer, after receiving the results of the poll, the DSCC is "re-evaluating" their initial "all-in" support for Judd against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  Their concerns emanate around her liberal political leanings and the stupid shit she utters.

In case you didn’t know, Judd also currently lives in Tennessee, though she grew up in Kentucky and Republicans have already sought to make her residency an issue.

After news of the disastrous poll broke, Jim Cauley, an outspoken critic of her potential run who also ran Obama's campaign for president in Kentucky in 2008, called it a potential "catastrophe" for down-ballot races in one report.

Let the games begin.

Monday, March 11, 2013

To Love And Be Loved Is The Greatest Happiness Of Existence

The devastating news that one of our own is losing her fight with cancer exploded across the dextrosphere last November.  I paid tribute to Amusing Bunni as soon as I found out.

I wrote, “Fate ordains that friends must part.  They don’t teach you what to say to a friend who’s dying.  I will never forget you.  May God place His Hand upon your shoulder and comfort you in the days and weeks to come.”

In a post from this past Friday, Bunni declared her great appreciation for the prayers and well-wishes that were sent her way, most especially “the wonderful emails from PayPal saying ‘a donation has been made.’”

Bunni continues, “Sadly, though, I haven't been getting any of those in quite a while.  You know I don't like to ‘beg’, and never ask you to ‘hit the tip jar’ and all that other stuff.  I just have my medical donation button at the top right of the Blog, and I hope and pray that you can find some extra money to help me out when you can.  Well, I'm asking again now because after over 4 months without any money coming in at all, things are REALLY tight around here.  Unlike some people, I am not married, so I can't depend on anyone else's income.  If you are married and have a supportive partner, you are TRULY BLESSED by God and go and give them a kiss & a hug RIGHT NOW.”

I find this to be unacceptable.

Longtime friend, Barking Spider, left jolly old England to visit Bunni for two weeks.  From his report, these kindred spirits had a blast.  Most importantly though, Spidey is urging everyone who can to toss a few dead presidents in Bunni’s PayPal account for her mounting medical bills.

Times are hard for everyone.  If ten folks could donate $10, Bunni would have $100.  If just 50 gave $10…well, you know where the math is going.

Please consider assisting this gentle, good woman.  She lives alone.  She’s bound to be scared.  It would mean so much to her to know that we continue to support her.

She said she needs hugs.  If you can’t afford a few bucks to help one of God’s children, at least visit her site and leave a message of hope and encouragement.

UPDATE:  I have alerted Bunni that any link to PayPal from another site gives an error message.  So, if you're planning to donate to her medical bills please go to her blog and click on the link located at the top of her sidebar.

“This Story Shall The Good Man Teach His Son”

Everyone was talking last week about Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster.  I praised Sen. Paul for challenging a president we don’t trust on his drone policy.

In a Washington Post Op-Ed Paul wrote, “The Senate has the power to restrain the executive branch—and my filibuster was the beginning of the fight to restore a healthy balance of powers. The president still needs to definitively say that the United States will not kill American noncombatants. The Constitution’s Fifth Amendment applies to all Americans; there are no exceptions.”

This president has relentlessly whittled away at the will and spirit of Americans.  As Sen. Paul spoke in the well of the Senate he was unaware that an explosion of support was building.

I was reminded of the St. Crispin’s Day speech from Act IV, Scene III of William Shakespeare’s Henry V.  The English army, led by the young King Henry V, is hopelessly outnumbered by the French forces at Agincourt.  The battle comes near the end of the Hundred Years War.  They do not expect to survive the day.

This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Just a few blocks away from the White House, at the pricey Jefferson Hotel, Republicans Lindsey Graham, Tom Coburn, John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Pat Toomey, Bob Corker, Ron Johnson, Saxby Chambliss, John Hoeven, Dan Coats, Richard Burr and Mike Johanns joined our perfumed potentate to sup on high-dollar grub like Kalamansi Caviar, Lobster Thermidor, Maryland Blue Crab Risotto, Golden Beet Soup with Quail Egg and Filet of Prime Beef with Truffled Potato Mousseline.

McCain, who now loves power and the copious rewards which power confers upon him, once loved liberty.  McCain has been a colossal disappointment for many years and now he’s beclowned himself for criticizing Senator Paul’s filibuster.

Well, Senator McCain my friend, Paul’s filibuster got him the answer he was seeking from a stubborn regime that could have answered his question months ago.

Obama and Holder’s ultimate admission that he lacks such authority vindicates the notion that one senator can, in fact, make a difference.

The increased use of executive powers by this president is a threat to liberty.  Congress can halt this imperial presidency by exercising its constitutional powers.  Paul said his filibuster was the beginning of the fight to restore a healthy balance of powers.

John McCain is a pompous, tired, old warhorse.  I thank him for his service, but urge him to stand down.  He is part and parcel of what is wrong with a very broken Washington.  The increasingly irrelevant Lindsey Graham and young, rising Republican Kelly Ayotte are being led around by their noses by McCain. 

You don’t have to agree with Rand Paul’s wariness of American military interventionism to recognize the shift in politics his filibuster has heralded.  It doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination is see that Americans ache for a restoration of checks and balances on this regime.

For the record, I am not a Paultard, but I applaud the way he set Washington on its ear.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Buzz Of Propellers

Senator Rand Paul began his filibuster yesterday by declaring he would not sit quietly and let our perfumed potentate shred the Constitution and triumphantly drew this administration’s secret drone program out of the shadows.

Paul took to the floor of the Senate after he received a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder, the man who once called America a “nation of cowards”.

“To allow one man to accuse you in secret—you never get notified you’ve been accused,” Paul said on the floor. “Your notification is the buzz of propellers on the drone as it flies overhead in the seconds before you’re killed. Is that what we really want from our government?”

In a riveting torrent of words that challenged the current regime, Rand asked, “Can the president have the power to decide when the Bill of Rights applies?”  He continued, “Some in the media should ask the president, do you plan on killing Americans who are not in combat, people he might be accusing of some kind of crime, but who are not actually engaged in combat?  It should be an easy question.”

President-Can’t-I-Just-Eat-My-Waffles ran for office proclaiming, “We’re not going to tap phones without a warrant, we’re not going to torture people because that’s not who we are,” now says we’re going to kill people with no due process.

It’s astonishing that this president clings to the right to murder Americans on American soil.

Rand Paul’s filibuster is a clarion call for America and all its citizens to sit up and take notice of the man who has repeatedly shown his contempt for the Constitution and its clear limits on his power. 

Now is not the time for indifference from this country’s citizenry.  We must #StandWithRand.

Monday, March 4, 2013

And They Will Dwell In The Poor House For Generations To Come

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of debt, I fear no bankruptcy, for Obama is my shepherd. He prepareth a table of food stamps before me, and maketh me lie down beside waters He hath cleansed and seas He hath made recede, even though the bad Republicans wisheth the earth to be burnt unto a cinder, and will not buy the electric car that is good, for it hath zero emissions, and receiveth its power from a power plant, which hath not zero emissions, but the ways of the President are mysterious. 
He hath told the stubborn Israelites, evil builders of apartments, that they know not their own interests and He does, and know not what they do, when they fear the nuclear weapon of the Persians. The ways of the President are mysterious. He alloweth the Persians to get the nuclear weapon (unless He hath something up His sleeve), for He knoweth that when they behold Him they will stay their hand, and not burn the Israelites unto a cinder, as they pronounce. 
Yea, though Bernanke maketh funny money that will not compute, Obama prepareth a statistical table in front of the bad Republicans that showeth it will, if only they have faith. Fear not the Hellenes and the path they have trod. Though for sure we shall follow them, the President will be our sword, and our shield. His Hillary Rodham and his staff, they comfort us. 
Fear not the Chinois, whose power waxes as ours wanes, for someday thy children's children shall journey over the sea that Obama hath made recede, west of the land of Geffen and Famous Amos, to build railroads for Beijing. Then the Third World will have inherited the earth, and the strong will have been laid low, which is good, and which is also the Democratic platform. 
Verily, we should be like the meek of the earth, and follow the commands of the President, the Amalekites, the EPA, and the IRS, which taketh our money, which is good, for we know not what to do with it. And Obama does, for you did not buildeth that. Once, we were slaves in the land of Reagan (and if you attributeth the "Reagan" deficits to increased military spending and lowered tax rates, tryeth accounting for the changes in military expenditure and tax revenues in the Reagan years, for, lo, when combined they yieldeth a surplus). Then, we were sinners, in spending our own money for what we thought was our own good. But now we are free, for the President spendeth it for us, and He maketh miracles, for, lo, He roasteth invisible chickens, and, lo, He spendeth money that existeth not, that Bernanke printeth. And, lo, it buys us stuff, for now. 
Yea, though I accumulate debt higher than the mountains of Gilboa, and the deadbeats skip like rams, I shall not want, for Bernanke maketh funny money, and the President smiles upon the land, but not upon the bad Republicans. For they wisheth to live within their means, which surely must be evil. And what would you expect from people who are suspicious of Social Security? And wisheth to burn the earth unto a cinder. 
But arithmetic notwithstanding, I will dwell in the house of Obama all the days of my life. (Why not four terms, and what about Michelle? For the Constitution liveth.) And, the earth having been purified, surely it will be good when—and where do I apply for—government assistance will be the only thing left.

“We Accept All Major Credit Cards, Personal Checks And Large Sacks Of Cash”

In Fred Barnes’ latest piece at The Weekly Standard, he blithely asks:
“Why do presidents get in trouble in their second terms? They think they have a mandate when they don’t. They believe they’re stronger politically than they really are. They’re convinced they can get away with things other presidents couldn’t. They think too highly of themselves personally and act accordingly.”
OFA (Organizing for Action) has shapeshifted from Organizing for America to a disturbing tax exempt social welfare group unbound by campaign restrictions and no precedent in national politics.  An extension of the West Wing, it is stocked with campaign fanatics devoted exclusively to Teh Won’s second-term schemes.

Apparently, its function is to liberate our perfumed potentate from having to deal face-to-face with Republicans.  Its objective is to raise $50 million by rewarding donors who pay $500,000 access to quarterly meetings with the emperor, er, dictator.

Astonishingly, Fred Wertheimer, campaign finance reform advocate with Democracy 21 ranted:
“Organizing for Action is unlike any entity we have ever seen before tied to a president.  This group is so tied to Obama himself, that it creates opportunities for corporations and individuals to buy corrupting influence with the administration—and at a minimum, to create the appearance of such influence.”
Today, Wertheimer tweeted this:

Friday, March 1, 2013

Captain Queeg And His Hallelujah Chorus

Can we take a moment to pull back the curtain?

Today is the day when the trigger is pulled for sequestration. On February 19th our perfumed potentate stood in front of first responders to inform the nation that across-the-board cuts would be calamitous if sequestration takes effect.

Since then, he has backed off the Armageddon rhetoric and reclassified the sequester as “not a cliff, but a tumble downward.”

Beginning with his February 19th gloom and doom speech we heard how deep “spending cuts” would affect programs in every state only to have his ploy to scare the hell out of every American roundly criticized on the Left and Right.

Once the Republicans began reminding us that sequestration was the president’s “solution” for budget cuts, the West Wing vehemently denied that fact.  Enter a voice from the past:  the man who took down a president.

Bob Woodward wrote:
“The finger-pointing began during the third presidential debate on Oct. 22, when President Barack Obama blamed Congress. ‘The sequester is not something that I've proposed," Obama said. "It is something that Congress has proposed.’" 
“The White House chief of staff at the time, Jack Lew, who had been budget director during the negotiations that set up the sequester in 2011, backed up the president two days later.” 
"’There was an insistence on the part of Republicans in Congress for there to be some automatic trigger,’ Lew said while campaigning in Florida. It ‘was very much rooted in the Republican congressional insistence that there be an automatic measure.’" 
“The president and Lew had this wrong. My extensive reporting for my book ‘The Price of Politics’ shows the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors—probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government.” 
“Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved.” 
“Nabors has told others that they checked with the president before going to see Reid. A mandatory sequester was the only action-forcing mechanism they could devise. Nabors has said, ‘We didn't actually think it would be that hard to convince them’—Reid and the Republicans—to adopt the sequester. ‘It really was the only thing we had. There was not a lot of other options left on the table.’"
Then he asserted the unthinkable and unforgivable when he wrote, “So when the president asks that a substitute for the sequester include not just spending cuts but also new revenue, he is moving the goal posts. His call for a balanced approach is reasonable, and he makes a strong case that those in the top income brackets could and should pay more. But that was not the deal he made.” [Emphasis mine]

Uh oh.  You can’t say that.  You can’t correct President Panic.  Bad. Very. Bad.

Now the White House is trying to destroy the Pulitzer Prize winning author.  The West Wing is in panic mode worried sick that Woodward’s charge “that the emperor has no clothes” may encourage others to finally begin to do the same.

Jonathan Tobin succinctly surmises:
“The rules may be different for Barack Obama, and there’s good reason to believe his charmed existence—in which he is never held accountable for any disaster or lie—may continue. But eventually even he may find himself subject to the laws of political gravity. It could be that by blithely assuming that the public will always back him against the Republicans, he is setting himself—and the country—up for a great fall as we head back to the brink on the budget.”

On January 19, 2013, Australian author Hal G. P. Colebatch wrote “His Queeg Moment” about our president.  I believe after re-reading it that is it an accurate metaphor.

In Herman Wouk’s classic World War II novel, The Caine Mutiny, there is a moment when a group of the ship’s officers are getting away from the increasingly eccentric Captain Queeq by relaxing ashore.

Colebatch hypothesizes:
“In fact Queeg is not insane, at least not at that time. He is simply grappling, more and more disastrously, with a job too big for him. Come the crisis of a typhoon, he becomes paralyzed and nearly sinks the ship by failing to give the obvious orders. At the subsequent court-martial he appears quite normal until he breaks down under the pressure of cross-examination. Before this, the officers have searched the regulations for guidance, but the regulations refer only to a captain who is clearly and unmistakably insane, not one who is merely guilty of eccentricity and bad judgment. At a lower level of responsibility, Queeg might have performed adequately, but with Keefer’s question, the remaining respect for Queeg’s office has gone.” 
“Obama’s second inauguration speech may be his Queeg moment—an undeniable demonstration that, in an emergency, he is incapable of grappling with reality. For all his unceasing invocation of the word “change,” the outstanding thing about Obama has been his apparent inability to react, even to an imminent crisis.” 
“Faced with the worst looming fiscal cliff-fall in world history Obama, like Queeg in the typhoon, has done nothing at all, but has, increasingly, resorted to meaningless words. His pseudo-Keynesian fiscal notions and a mantra-like repetition of old and failed ideas, suggest a serious lack of mental versatility.” 
“The dancing is still there, the golf, the celebs, the multi-million dollar holidays, but behind them it is possible to detect a desperate emptiness, a interconnected mosaic of failure.”
It is important to point out that the Navy initially objected to The Caine Mutiny’s depiction of a mentally unbalanced man as the captain of one of its ships and the word "mutiny" in the film's title.  The epigraph which followed the opening credits informed the audience, "There has never been a mutiny in a ship of the United States Navy. The truths of this film lie not in its incidents, but in the way a few men meet the crisis of their lives."

So as America struggles to meet the crisis of its existence, created by a newer version of Captain Queeg, the mainstream media allows his disingenuous arguments to go unchallenged and chooses instead to devour Bob Woodward.

Bob Woodward must be a raaaaacist

See also:  Hail Armageddon