SEX!! And the Sequester

Some well-known adages address the subject of the sex; the main common principle is that Sex Sells!  Advertisers and television producers know it well.  So do middle and high school teachers.  Just try to fight those raging hormones.  The Socialist educators depend upon it.

Our obsession with sex is evident in the national dismay over the legalization of homosexual marriage.  Marriage between a man and woman is one of the bedrock foundations of our society.  Like the Walls of Jericho, the Progressives have trumpeted the civil rights of homosexuals and other deviants long enough around the Walls of Jericho, our society, that they’re ready to come tumbling down.

We’re so obsessed with it – with some justification – that we don’t see the thieves drilling holes through the legislative walls to get to our money.  Cyprus is both example and warning to us of what is coming if we don’t keep our priorities straight.  Cyrprus has finally opened its banks, but the citizens of Cyprus are now extremely limited in how they may use their money.  They must justify every purchase.  The Cyrpus will not simply allow citizens to withdraw their money; they must account for the expenditures.  Cyprus has declared that the money no longer belongs to the citizens but to the state, which will determine how it will be used.

Our Democrat Congress and their Progressive Republican allies have already outlined plans for usurping our IRAs and 401k plans.  Obamacare will bankrupt the average American, not to mention degrading our medical care.  But never mind that; the Queers, the Gays, the Lesbians and other minority grade groups are out there kissing up a storm, giving Middle Class America the finger.

The young have no skin in the game.  They haven’t earned enough to save for retirement.  They don’t understand what’s at stake for older Americans.  They don’t understand that one day, they will be old.  They think that the government will care for them in their old age.  The notion that older people have outlived their usefulness hasn’t even entered their consciousness and even if it has, they’re not worried.  They’re young.  They’re part of the “in-crowd”.

I often think back to my youth, back to when I was a young, size 8.  I had a good figure then, abundant energy, the joy of the future.  And in the era of Reagan, the possibilities were endless.  Old age seemed a lifetime away, although I was careful to save for it.  Having grown up in a family with historical ties to the legend of Social Security, I was educated in its intent and in its flaws.  I knew I couldn’t depend upon it and acted accordingly, or at least, as best I could.

Homosexual marriage is wrong; it’s a blasphemy against God, no matter how much we might pity them.  The men of Sodom were no Queer Eyes for the Straight Guy, essentially harmless effetes.  They were violent and vicious, possibly the cast-off adherents of the Egyptian god Seth or Set, god of war and violence, who raped his own brother.  The mob that surrounded Lot’s house to the last man and boy threatened Lot if he didn’t release the two visitors who had come to see him with worse than what they would do to the strangers.

The angels rescued Lot from the grip of the mob by blinding them.  Today, it is we who are blind.  We are as distracted by sex as any schoolboy leering at the scantily clad girl two seats ahead of him.  It’s not that the issue is important.  But it is important that we understand the issue of homosexual marriage is a diversion.

While we’re in our bedrooms defending our family lifestyle, the thieves are in the downstairs den, robbing us of our money and our independence.  We must not let horror and disgust of a minor, dysfunctional lifestyle and its imprecations on our social foundation distract us from the financial ruin they are plotting.

Sex sells (especially to the young and ignorant) and sex distracts.

 

 

 

 

Published in: on March 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm  Comments (1)  

SEX!! And the Sequester

Some well-known adages define the subject of the sex; the main common principle is that Sex Sells!  Advertisers and television producers know it well.  So do middle and high school teachers.  Just try to fight those raging hormones.  The Socialist educators depend upon it.

Our obsession with sex is evident in the national dismay over the legalization of homosexual marriage.  Marriage between a man and woman is one of the bedrock foundations of our society.  Like the Walls of Jericho, the Progressives have trumpeted the civil rights of homosexuals and other deviants long enough around the Walls of Jericho, our society, that they’re ready to come tumbling down.

We’re so obsessed with it – with some justification – that we don’t see the thieves drilling holes through the legislative walls to get to our money.  Cyprus is both example and warning to us of what is coming if we don’t keep our priorities straight.  Cyrprus has finally opened its banks, but the citizens of Cyprus are now extremely limited in how they may use their money.  They must justify every purchase.  The Cyrpus will not simply allow citizens to withdraw their money; they must account for the expenditures.  Cyprus has declared that the money no longer belongs to the citizens but to the state, which will determine how it will be used.

Our Democrat Congress and their Progressive Republican allies have already outlined plans for usurping our IRAs and 401k plans.  Obamacare will bankrupt the average American, not to mention degrading our medical care.  But never mind that; the Queers, the Gays, the Lesbians and other minority grade groups are out there kissing up a storm, giving Middle Class America the finger.

The young have no skin in the game.  They haven’t earned enough to save for retirement.  They don’t understand what’s at stake for older Americans.  They don’t understand that one day, they will be old.  They think that the government will care for them in their old age.  The notion that older people have outlived their usefulness hasn’t even entered their consciousness and even if it has, they’re not worried.  They’re young.  They’re part of the “in-crowd”.

I often think back to my youth, back to when I was a young, size 8.  I had a good figure then, abundant energy, the joy of the future.  And in the era of Reagan, the possibilities were endless.  Old age seemed a lifetime away, although I was careful to save for it.  Having grown up in a family with historical ties to the legend of Social Security, I was educated in its intent and in its flaws.  I knew I couldn’t depend upon it and acted accordingly, or at least, as best I could.

Homosexual marriage is wrong; it’s a blasphemy against God, no matter how much we might pity them.  The men of Sodom were no Queer Eyes for the Straight Guy, essentially harmless effetes.  They were violent and vicious, possibly the cast-off adherents of the Egyptian god Seth or Set, god of war and violence, who raped his own brother.  The mob that surrounded Lot’s house to the last man and boy threatened Lot if he didn’t release the two visitors who had come to see him with worse than what they would do to the strangers.

The angels rescued Lot from the grip of the mob by blinding them.  Today, it is we who are blind.  We are as distracted by sex as any schoolboy leering at the scantily clad girl two seats ahead of him.  It’s not that the issue is important.  But it is important that we understand the issue of homosexual marriage is a diversion.

While we’re in our bedrooms defending our family lifestyle, the thieves are in the downstairs den, robbing us of our money and our independence.  We must not let horror and disgust of a minor, dysfunctional lifestyle and its imprecations on our social foundation distract us from the financial ruin they are plotting.

Sex sells (especially to the young and ignorant) and sex distracts.

 

 

 

 

Published in: on March 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey’s Three-Ring Congress

 

 

 

Liberals guffawed when Ronald Reagan, a Democrat-Turned-Conservative, ran for President of the United States.  ‘An actor as a president!’ they scoffed.   ‘Who’s his Vice President going to be?  Bonzo?!’

Never mind that he’d once been Governor of California.  They weren’t laughing at him in the Sixties.  He was one tough dude and they hated him in the Golden State.   Maybe if there was a Ronald Reagan today, the state wouldn’t be bleeding businesses (take note of that, Nephew, before you move there.  We moved there when your Dad and I were very little.  Uncle T. promised our father a land of milk and honey and good-paying jobs.  The only job he could get – and he had a college degree – was as a security guard.  If we’d waited, Reagan would have been governor and there probably would have been jobs.).

Since Al Franken won a seat in Congress – in the Senate, no less – everyone in Hollywood wants to get in on the act.  Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is trying to recruit ultra-Liberal Hollywood stars to run for office.  Moore’s A-List includes Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, and Geraldo Rivera.

The casting call is open for all Democrat-leaning actors and actresses to not only throw their considerable money into the ring, but their hats, as well.  They’ve got all the right qualities for today’s modern politics:  major face recognition; public-speaking skills; a devoted fan base; plenty of money; and many connections.  They’re all well-drilled in the Progressive agenda; they can recite it by heart.

Let’s face, when you’re a young adult in the voting booth and the Senate contest is between Tom Smith and Tom Hanks, you’re going to go with the known quantity.  Tom Hanks is a great actor.  A whole generation has grown up with Hanks from his boyish television series to his flight to the moon to the absolutely fabulous performances in The Polar Express, experimenting with new technology and of course his film romances with Meg Ryan.  Yessir, you can trust Hanks.

Real people are too prosaic and dull to run for office.  It gets pretty hot under those lights and you have to have the hide of a RINOceros to take it.  You’ve got to be a pretty good actor to smile while you’re lying to the people who’ve elected you.  You have to have a good memory, as well, to remember all the different lies you tell.  A good memory is essential to a good actor.  You have to able to memorize scripts, along with speeches, tweets, blogs, and talking points.

Geraldo Rivera is a choice example because not only is he a performer but an accredited journalist.  He’s been out there, taking the politicians on, mano a mano.  Yet he can still cry on cue for the oppressed, underprivileged children in our society.  Bill Clinton has nothing on Geraldo or even Obama (certainly not Obama) for showing how much he cares.  Why would you vote for a boring, stoic  Republican when you can have melodrama and fireworks with Geraldo?

Having these people in Congress for no other reason than to con the American people into accepting the Progressive agenda would turn Congress into a three-ring circus, with the people on the sidelines as spectators rather than informed citizens.  The Progressives don’t want a representative government.  So, the political machines on both sides of the aisles vet their candidates for the worst possible characters, greedy and corrupt, deceitful and arrogant.  They want candidates who are in no way accountable to the voting public.

They need chaos in order to completely overturn our system.  We’ve witnessed the progress of democracy in the Middle East.  Once the mobs jump into the ring, it’s better than a three-ring circus.  Here in the U.S., we have all sorts of segmented minorities clamoring for their “civil rights;” to be treated equally.  All men are created equal, but they don’t behave equally.  That’s why we have prisons, mental institutions, universities, and successful companies.

Being American should not be a spectator sport with ringers in the seats of power, while puppet-masters like Michael Moore and George Soros pull the strings.

 

 

 

Published in: on March 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

Stomping on Jesus

Florida Atlantic University apologized to the Mormon student who was instructed to write Jesus’ name on a piece of paper and then stomp on it.  But the instructor denies that the students were forced to participate; they had a choice.  Sure they did; participate in the exercise or take the F-Flag.

The class was in “Intercultural Communications.”  Apparently, the exercise was intended to demonstrate to White “Privileged’ Christian students what it’s like to have your religion no only marginalized, but degraded.  Well, well, we Christians certainly don’t know anything about THAT, do we?

Seeing that Christ was rejected in his own hometown of Nazareth and almost thrown off a cliff, you’d think His followers would be the first ones to understand marginalization and persecution.  Seeing that he was, indeed, greeted with great rejoicing on his entry into Jerusalem on Good Friday, at the time, the eve of the Jewish Passover.  Once the palm fronds were collected up again, though, He stood on a lot of toes.  Entering Jerusalem was a tremendous gamble.

He told the Zealots, hoping for a war against the Romans, that those who take up the sword shall die by the sword.  The Zealots weren’t too happy.  A peace-loving, make peace with God by making peace with the Romans wasn’t exactly the messianic message they were expecting to hear.

As for the Jews, particularly the San Hedrin, they were none too pleased to hear themselves called hypocrites because they banished the poor from the temple, even though they were said to be generous to the poor in the usual ways of charity, for being unclean and unable to make a blood sacrifice or buy one at the temple.  Herod saw this Jesus as a threat to his crown and the priests of the Temple as a threat to their religious authority.

Worst of all, he was performing all sorts of miracles – healing the dead, raising people from the dead, and – heaven forfend – forgiving people for their sins.  That was God’s job, not some mere mortal.  Who did he think he was, declaring himself the Messiah, the son of God (he never actually said those words, although others did; he always called himself The Son of Man).

Finally, there were the barbarous Romans.  The Romans didn’t care particularly what religion anyone practiced.  They took exception when their own household gods were denounced and dethroned, though.  Jesus was just another nuisance to them, like John the Baptist; a trouble-maker.  Causing a riot in the marketplace.  Disturbing the peace.  That was a big no-no with the Romans.

Jesus didn’t want to go to Jerusalem.  He knew what was going to happen.  He’d have been a fool not to have known.  But he went anyway.  Even against his own misgivings, he obeyed God’s will.  For that, he was hunted, captured, accused, put on trial, mocked, beaten, and scorned by the mobs that were calling for his crucifixion, crowds that only a week before had welcomed him into the city.  Mobs are untrustworthy things, as Julius Caesar could have told him.

As his blood ran down the cross, this innocent man asked that God forgive them, for they didn’t know what they were doing.  He was buried in a borrowed grave.  When his followers sought his body three days later, the tomb was empty.  No body.

His mission was multi-faceted:  to prove that God loved us; that our sins are forgiven us; and that the greatest gift one man can give another is his life.  Jesus’ sacrifice, his blood sacrifice was for all who had previously been denied the right to pray to God, to make what was, at the time, a mandatory blood sacrifice, usually a lamb or dove.  His sacrifice – his self-sacrifice – meant that no one would ever again have to pay a price to gain God’s love and mercy.

When I was in college, I too had a professor who insisted that we renounce God in order to prove that we could critically examine and critique a philosophy.  Admit that there was no God and we would be assured an A.  There were other stipulations which I can no longer remember.  I do recall this, though: as I became angrier, I became more convinced that the right thing to do was to walk out of that class.  There is a God, I told the professor.  I believe in Him.

“Well then, you’ve just failed my class,” he said.

“No, I’m not failing your class,” I responded.  “Today is the last day for dropping out of a class and I’m going to do it right now.”  I turned to my classmates and told them that they had a choice:  pay allegiance to this man, with his power over their grade, and remain loyal to God and leave the class with me now.”

No one got up.  The professor shrugged.  I gathered up my things and marched out the door, heading for the administration office, where I persuaded them to let me drop the class.

Sunday was Palm Sunday.  We had a concert that afternoon.  Primarily a Jewish group, they were worried that the Christian members of the audience would not come.  I told them that Palm Sunday was considered a fairly happy occasion, although it didn’t work out so well for Jesus on Good Friday and that Easter Sunday was the “happy ending.”

My fellow percussionist started to ask me about Palm Sunday, and I started to explain, “Well, it’s…” but then he cut me off, saying that he knew what Palm Sunday was.  Centuries have passed since that first Palm Sunday, and still the battle rages.  Still, people don’t understand His Message.  Still people resent it, or mock it, or challenge it, or persecute it.

You’d think after over 2,000 years, that they’d get it.  As long as they crave power, they never will and will continue to stomp on Jesus.  The idiots.

 

 

 

Published in: on March 25, 2013 at 11:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brat Patrol

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under a state’s own domestic legislation.

Nations that ratify this convention are bound to it by international law. Compliance is monitored by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is composed of members from countries around the world. Once a year, the Committee submits a report to the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, which also hears a statement from the CRC Chair, and the Assembly adopts a Resolution on the Rights of the Child.

Governments of countries that have ratified the Convention are required to report to, and appear before, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child periodically to be examined on their progress with regards to the advancement of the implementation of the Convention and the status of child rights in their country. Their reports and the committee’s written views and concerns are available on the committee’s website.

The U.N. General Assembly adopted the Convention and opened it for signature Nov. 20, 1989 (the 30th anniversary of its Declaration of the Rights of the Child).  It came into force on Sept. 2, 1990, after it was ratified by the required number of nations. Currently, 193 countries are party to it, including every member of the United Nations except Somalia, South Sudan, and the United States.

The Convention deals with the child-specific needs and rights. It requires that states act in the best interests of the child. This approach is different from the common law approach found in many countries that had previously treated children as possessions or chattels, ownership of which is sometimes disputed in family disputes.

In many jurisdictions, properly implementing the Convention requires an overhaul of child custody and guardianship laws, or, at the very least, a creative approach within the existing laws. The Convention acknowledges that every child has certain basic rights, including the right to life, his or her own name and identity, to be raised by his or her parents within a family or cultural grouping, and to have a relationship with both parents, even if they are separated.

The Convention obliges states to allow parents to exercise their parental responsibilities. The Convention also acknowledges that children have the right to express their opinions and to have those opinions heard and acted upon when appropriate, to be protected from abuse or exploitation, and to have their privacy protected, and it requires that their lives not be subject to excessive interference.

The Convention also obliges signatory states to provide separate legal representation for a child in any judicial dispute concerning their care and asks that the child’s viewpoint be heard in such cases. The Convention forbids capital punishment for children.

In its General Comment 8 (2006) the Committee on the Rights of the Child stated that there was an “obligation of all States parties to move quickly to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment and all other cruel or degrading forms of punishment of children.” Article 19 of the Convention states that State Parties must “take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence.

The United States government played an active role in the drafting of the Convention and signed it on Feb. 16, 1995, but has not ratified it, and will not be able in the near future because the Convention forbids both death sentences and life imprisonment for children. Along with Somalia (which does not have a proper government) and South Sudan (the most recent independent country), the United States is one of only three countries in the world which have not ratified the Convention. It has been claimed that opposition to the Convention stems primarily from political and religious conservatives. For example, the Heritage Foundation sees it as threatening national control over domestic policy and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) argues that the CRC threatens homeschooling. Obama has described the failure to ratify the Convention as “embarrassing” and had promised to review it.

The United States government played an active role in the drafting of the Convention. It commented on nearly all of the articles, and proposed the original text of seven of them. Three of these come directly from the U.S. Constitution.  On Feb. 16, 1995, Madeleine Albright, at the time the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, signed the Convention. It has not so far been ratified; the United States historically has employed a cautious approach to ratification of treaties: for example, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was only ratified 28 years after being signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Though generally supportive of the Convention, President Bill Clinton did not submit it to the Senate for its advice and consent.

Ratification of the UNCRC requires all states party to the treaty to submit reports, outlining the implementation of the treaty on the domestic level, to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, a panel of child rights experts from around the world. States must report initially two years after acceding to (ratifying) the Convention and then every five years.

On Sept. 12, 2012, Delaware became the first state to outlaw all corporal discipline of children by their parents.  Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevens, SB 234 adds the infliction of “pain” to the definition of “physical injury.”  While physical injury is understandably prohibited under Delaware law, now any parent who knowingly causes their child pain can face up to a year in prison; two years if the child is aged three or under, which is the precise age when children usually need spankings.

In addition to the spanking ban, there’s also the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.   At 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2012, Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Harkin (D-IA) tried to get the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified on the Senate floor in a sneak attack.  Without notice, they asked for unanimous consent to ratify the treaty immediately.  Fortunately, Sen. Mike Lee (R) of Utah was present and objected, and it was not voted on until Friday.  If Sen. Lee had not been present, they may have succeeded.  This treaty strips the parental rights away from American parents and gives the United Nations oversight on how we care of special needs children.

Conservatives now face 53 Democrats in the U.S. Senate who have uniformly supported U.N. treaties to undermine our families and national sovereignty.  On Dec. 4, 2012, the United States Senate rejected ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The of 61 to 38 in favor of the treaty was short of the required two-thirds majority (66 in favor) necessary to ratify a treaty according to Article II of the U.S. Constitution.  This is by no means over.  The opposing side has made it clear that it is their goal to reintroduce the CRPD Treaty this session in an effort to ratify it with the new 113th Congress.  We need to continue to work hard to pass both state and federal legislation that will protect parental and other God-given Constitutional rights.

Between the two Conventions, the United Nations will be able to determine how money our government spends on children (handicapped and otherwise) and how much it spends on the military.  If these two treaties are ratified, the government will use our own children to strip away our only means of physical defense.  We would also be declared a wealthy nation and be required to subsidize the education of children in Third World countries, just as suburban residents in New Jersey are required to subsidize the poorest school systems in the state, even those not located in the resident’s county (i.e., West Milford, the most taxed town in Passaic County must subsidize the Newark school system because the Newark Watershed lies within West Milford’s boundaries.).

“Spare the rod and spoil the child,” the Bible tells us.  The United Nations ultimate agenda is to break up the nuclear family, undermine parental authority, and usurp the decision-making process and education of American children.  They’ve already succeeded in every other country in the world.  America is truly the last bastion of freedom.

If this treaty is ratified, your child will be free to mouth off to you, scream their head off in the supermarket or theater, determine when they want to play, choose their own religion, learn the proper method for putting on a condom in kindergarten, and have you arrested for spanking them, especially if they’re three or under.  They could ask for a government review of every decision you make on their behalf and have the government override that decision if they agreed with the child.

Imagine what a treaty like this would do to family harmony and discipline.  Mothers (and Fathers) of America:  if there was ever a time to put down the blasted soccer ball, baseball, basketball, skip the trip to the mall, the theater, the spa, and use your cell phone for something truly useful, this is it.  Speed dial, e-mail, fax, Twitter your legislator and let them know who’s the Mom (or Dad).  Let them know you wear the pants in your family, not the government.

For someone in diapers to be making the decisions, for someone in the government to intervene on their behalf, is to drive a stake right through the heart of the family.  Say “NO!” to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and get involved with the proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Parentalrights.org.

 

 

Published in: on March 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Doing Their Cypriotic Duty

 

 

 

The good people of Cyprus are up in arms because their government wants to impose an additional 6 to 10 percent tax on their savings accounts.  If people in America aren’t alarmed, it’s because they believe the government can’t tax their savings accounts twice – that’s double taxation.

But we mustn’t underestimate the Internal Revenue Service’s creativity in finding ways to get more money out of our pockets and into their coffers.  It’s what they do.  If you don’t believe it, just take a look at all the regulatory “fees” on your cable bill.  The fees come to a total of about one percent of your bill.  Netflix is now contemplating raising its fees to subsidize those who can’t afford the $8 per month for its services.  Are you kidding me?

But that’s nothing to the whopping 20 percent tax the IRS placed on nightclubs and dance halls in 1944  ostensibly to off-set the costs of the war.  That was the same year that Glenn Miller died in a mishap over the English channel.

Patrons of such iconic Swing Era clubs as The Glen Island Casino found a 20 percent surcharge on their bills simply because the establishment offered dining and dancing together.  Called the “Cabaret Tax”, it finished off most of the dance clubs and the dance bands and gave birth to the undanceable music form, bebop.  The Cabaret Tax did herald in an era of new singers (prior to the birth of rock n’ roll),  The ballads were too slow to dance to and kept the clubs open for a while.

Pundits speculate that the Swing Era fans were past the age of dancing, and were ready to join their growing families under the spreading chestnut tree.  In addition, 400,000 young men did not return from World War II.  That left many ladies without dance partners.  Finally, the younger generation that got to hear the Big Bands during intermissions at theaters like The Paramount, couldn’t gain admission into the restaurants because they were under 21.

At the end of the sentimental bio film, The Glenn Miller Story, Miller’s widow and friends remark how kids would be dancing to his music forever.  How unfortunate that that prediction did not come to pass all because the government overextended its grasp.  Probably the trend would have changed anyway.  The kids today don’t know what they’re missing unless they happen to have Satellite Radio and get to hear the Andrews Sisters sing “The Strip Polka.” 

America should not be too complacent in her faith in the double taxation law.  Progressives are on a mission not just to destroy our incomes, but our wealth, the money we have accumulated through inheritance, savings, and investment.  That is why our IRAs and 401K plans are in their cross-hairs.

If Uncle Sam had the temerity to tax nightclubs in 1944, he’ll have no qualms about raiding our savings, investment, and retirement accounts.  It’s called “creative accounting.”

We’d better start figuring out how to stuff our mattresses and build false-front safes for our money.

 

 

Published in: on March 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

ImageThe Euro News Channel has a section called “No Comment.”  The channel broadcasts video images of the day’s news without any narrative comment.

The History Channel’s airing Sunday of the third segment of its miniseries, The Bible,” held a “No Comment” surprise for viewers.  The show, incidentally, beat its Sunday night competition.

Jesus goes into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights to test his mettle and prove himself worthy of the task which God has set before him.  No test is without its challenges and this challenge comes in the form of The Devil, tempting Jesus to doubt his belief in God, promising him his own kingdom if he’ll worship Satan instead.  Jesus tells him to get lost.

The surprise is in the uncanny resemblance between the actor who plays Satan and the Oval Office Occupant.  The Left-Wing Media is having fits.  Critics are wondering what the producers were thinking, seeing how much the actor resembles you-know-who.  The major networks wouldn’t touch the series – and now we know why.

 As I watched, I burst out in amazement, “He looks just like –!”  My guest dismissed the notion.  That is, until it became the buzz amongst the Conservative pundits.  Now my guest believes there’s a strong, uncanny resemblance.

Conservative broadcasters are falling all over themselves to deny that they’re accusing the OOO of being the Anti-Christ, the Son of Satan, that the resemblance is just a coincidence.  CNN went out of its way to re-edit clips of Glenn Beck to make it sound like he’s accusing O of being the AC.

As an astrologer, I can assure you he is not; though his birth is close enough and came at a particular time that would make him extremely suspect and a close associate, if not distant relative, of the SOS.

As for The Bible series, it does seem to be just a coincidence.  After all the mockery Conservatives have suffered, they’re overdue for a good laugh.

 A picture is worth a thousand words – and a few chuckles.  No comment is necessary.  See and judge for yourself.

 

 

 

 

Published in: on March 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Great Gazoo

 

 

 

Grousing about the Conservative Party’s supposedly backwards, antiquated agenda of liberty and free enterprise, Matthew Dowd, former chief strategists for George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign, likened CPAC and its Conservative followers to The Flintstones; primitive and ancient.

Dowd wasn’t even born yet when The Flintstones premiered, although he was born in 1961, so as a toddler, no doubt he’d seen The Flintstones, which ran until 1966.

The Flintstones – Fred and Wilma and their daughter, Pebbles – were billed as “a modern, Stone Age family.”  They had all the conveniences of modern life, including electricity.  But it was a self-sufficient electricity.  Fred’s car was famously operated by foot (which made one wonder why they had gas stations).

In every other way, they resembled a modern family living in the 1960s, having imbued the family values of the 1950s.  Fred was a hard-working crane operator at the local quarry.  What his best friend Barney did is unclear.  He and Wilma, though they often fought, stayed together and when Pebbles was born, he became a family man.  Shortly afterwards, the producers gave Betty and Barney Rubble an adopted son, Bamm-Bamm.

In one episode, it was discovered that the babies were talented musicians and soon rocketed to stardom.  But in the end, Fred decided his daughter shouldn’t be deprived of her childhood, and put an end to her career.

It might interest – or perhaps disturb – Mr. Dowd to realize that Bamm-Bamm was adopted.  His natural mother did not abort him or stone the child to death after birth.  Instead, the mother left him on the Rubbles’ doorstep (if memory serves).  In the real stone age and for many centuries afterwards, unwanted children were stoned to death, drowned, or left to die if the attempt to abort the fetus failed.  Today, there are pills to medically prevent
conception, or possibly induce abortion, as well as the medical operation called abortion, which either tears the fetus limb from limb via a vacuum, or the fetus is injected with a drug that induces a heart attack in the fetus.

So much kinder than drowning, isn’t it?

Late in the series, a character from outer space was introduced named “The Great Gazoo.”  An outcast from his planet for inventing The Doomsday Machine, his punishment was to “save” the Stone Age people from themselves.

When the gravel pit’s workers union demands a raise, Mr. Slate gives it to them, using the savings from the salary of Fred, whom he fires. Fred, in need of income, finds he has a knack for making gravelberry pies. He succeeds with his confections so well at first that he becomes the “Gravelberry Pie King.” But then the Great Gazoo intervenes, and, as usual, matters deteriorate from that point.

We don’t need The Great Gazoo to “save” us from becoming Fred or Wilma Flintstone.  We could do worse than become the modern Flinstones.  Indeed, it’s hard to understand Dowd’s comparison, since it’s the Progressives who want to get us out of our cars, use antiquated, unreliable energy systems, and live like primitive Neanderthals, even to uneducating our young.

What they don’t want us to do is to become successful making gravelberry pies, teach our children our work ethic, initiative, and independence, or enjoy the conveniences of modern life.  Although they mock us Conservatives as The Flintstones, the last thing they want is for us to become Fred and Wilma, and Betty and Barney, and Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.

As long as The Great Gazoo rules the White House, however, we will revert back to the real Stone Age.

 

 

Published in: on March 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm  Comments (1)  

The Official Presidential Food Tester

 

 

Well, you can’t blame the Secret Service if they do employ a food taster for the President of the United States, or that they keep secret the employment of such a person.  After all, the Egyptians and the Romans had food tasters.  So, reportedly did the hyper-paranoid Adolf Hitler.

In the movie, Cleopatra, when her handmaiden improperly tests the food, Cleopatra insists that she taste it again.  The handmaiden promptly keels over.  When Caesar first arrives and unwisely plucks some fruit from a bowl, she asks him if he’s had it tasted.

What raised eyebrows was that Obama’s taste tester was absent the day he attended a Senate Republican luncheon, he refused to eat.  Maine Senator Susan Collins pointed out that everyone presented had eaten the food and not fallen over.  Still, while Obama eyed the lobster dinner yearningly, he did not partake of the expensive meal.

The Secret Service acknowledges that the White House chef carefully scrutinizes all the meals, as well as the White House chef.  Among the chef’s responsibilities are seeing to it that he or she attends to the delicacies of every VIP digestive system, cultural preference, and religious obligation.

The White House chef – and the taste tester – are on call 24/7.  They could be helicoptered and jetted to any location in the world with a few hours’ notice.  You have to wonder about the courage of the Presidential Taste Tester.  Not only must they have a stomach made of iron, lest they be required to taste some spicy Indian or Mexican dish, or Japanese sushi, or the homemade apple pie from Wisconsin while on the campaign trail, they must be prepared to die.  The Taste Tester must be prepared to face the poisoned lobster the way the Secret Service guard must be prepared to take the bullet.

That he was without his Taste Tester during a Republican-sponsored luncheon must have been a trial for Obama.  He must have been terrified.  He need not have worried; these were all confirmed Moderate Republicans – RINOs, as we like to call them.

He should have been polite and tried the lobster.  After all, all those RINOs drank the Obama Kool-Aid.  The worst that would have happened had he tried the lobster is that he might have revoked Obamacare.

 

Published in: on March 18, 2013 at 10:48 am  Comments (3)  

Smart Meters for the Bird-Brained

Despite massive risks to your health, rights and security; municipalities everywhere are still installing (or planning installation) of “smart” electric, water and gas meters. But an increasing number of installations are being halted – and meters are being uninstalled – because they are receiving information on damaging effects and other major concerns. City councils need to hear strongly from the people who wish to protect themselves and others. In the article below, Paul Ouellette of Renton, Wash., voiced concerns that led to their utility commission holding a public meeting.

Out in Rolling Hills, Wash., Brian Beckley of the Renton Reporter, filed a story on Feb. 22, 2013 about how birds are flying the coop thanks to signal emitted by the “environmentally-friendly” smart water meters.

“Are smart meters chasing away birds from Rolling Hills?

“Since the installation of smart water meters last month, the birds have disappeared from the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

by Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter, 22 Feb 2013
source: www.rentonreporter.com/news/192319761.html

“Paul Ouellette has been feeding birds in the Rolling Hills neighborhood for several years and said since the city installed smart water meters he has not had to buy bird feed for the multiple feeders in his yard.

“Paul Ouellette has lived in the Rolling Hills neighborhood for decades and since his retirement he has spent a lot of time in his backyard, which contains several bird feeders.  Normally at this time of year, his backyard is filled with birds; finches, chickadees and even hummingbirds.

“’It’s very nice to see them flying around the yard all the time,’” he said.

“But this year is different.  This year, an eerie silence has settled over Ouellette’s yard – and his entire neighborhood.

“’The birds are gone,’” he said this past week. “’Our feeders are still full.’

“Ouellette said some people tell him it’s the hawks or that this winter has been foggy and that’s thrown off the birds.  But Ouellette, a retired civil engineer, isn’t buying it.  He’s seen winters like this before and there have been birds.

“’If you feed the birds, you know when they’re (usually around),’ he said.

“But there is a difference in the neighborhood this winter.  Beginning in mid-December, the city began installing new smart-water meters on homes all throughout Rolling Hills. The meters send information to the city four times a day to help monitor water usage without having to send workers to check individual meters.  By mid-January, the entire Rolling Hills North neighborhood had been equipped with the new meters.

“And the birds were gone.

“’Right after the meter was installed . . . I was noticing my bird feeders weren’t going down,’ Ouellette said.

“In the past, Ouellette said, he spent about $30 a month on bird seed.

“Now?

“’I haven’t bought any for two months,’ he said.

“Ouellette began asking his neighbors if they’d experienced anything similar.  Bruce Chase, who lives down the street from Ouellette, said he and his wife also noticed something strange this year.

“’Ever since they’ve installed that smart meter, we have not seen a bird,’ Chase said. ‘They’re just gone.

“Chase’s house sits along a greenbelt in the neighborhood and he said he and his wife specifically noticed the lack of hummingbirds at their feeders. Usually, they’d get three or four birds every hour stopping by for a quick meal.

“’Now we’re lucky to see one a day,’ he said.

“Ouellette has taken his concerns to the city, including an appearance at the Feb. 11 City Council meeting, asking the council to look into the continued use of smart meters throughout the city.  The city’s meters work by sending out a one-minute, 900 MHZ pulse of information every four hours. While that doesn’t seem like a lot, only one meter can send the information at a time so each meter in a neighborhood has to wait its turn to send the information to the controller, located in Rolling Hills on a water tower.  Because of this, there is almost a constant wave of the pulse streaming out from an area.

“’It’s constantly doing it,’ Ouellette said.

“While there is much information and misinformation on the effects of the high-frequency pulse on the health of humans, there is little research into the effect on small wildlife such as birds. The meters operate at a frequency similar to cell phones and other portable communications devices and while some minor health effects have been reported, such as problems sleeping or dizziness or nausea, the meters are generally considered safe for humans.

“Ouellette said he thinks the city’s meters may be different somehow, as the power and gas meters in the neighborhood were also fitted with smart meters last year and they did not seem to have an effect on the neighborhood’s wildlife.

“But since the city’s [meters] have gone on [online], he and Chase both said the change was obvious and immediate.

‘Normally you can walk into a neighborhood and hear birds,’ Chase said. ‘Here, there’s
nothing. And at this time of the year, it should be getting noisier.’

“Ouellette said his research on the Internet has shown similar issues elsewhere, on small animals such as squirrels – which are also missing from the neighborhood these days, he said – and bees.

‘I don’t know what the impact is,” Ouellette said. ‘I want the City of Renton to do some research.’

“According to Utility Engineering Supervisor-Water Abdoul Gafour, the city has no information at this time on the effects of the meters on wildlife. Gafour said the city is looking into the matter further for discussion at the Utilities Committee meeting. The issue was added to the committee’s agenda after Ouellette spoke to the council.

“Toby Ross, science officer for the Seattle Audubon Society, also said he had not heard of this issue prior to getting a call recently from Ouellette.

“Ross said there was ‘very little research’ into the matter and is also checking with other local experts.

Ross also stressed that there could be many other reasons for missing birds, though he did not rule out the meters.

“’It could just be a coincidence,’ Ross said.

“And while it might be a coincidence, Ouellette and his neighbors are concerned it might be the harbinger of a bigger problem.  Like the canary miners used to take into a coal mine to warn them if toxic gases were building up, Ouellette worries that once again our feathered friends are giving us a warning.

“’The birds are indicators of a potential problem,’” he said.

Below are several excellent resources compiled by the people of Fairfield Iowa, who halted their “smart” water meter installations (and reimbursed opt-out fees). Use and distribute this powerful information to help your local city council also become informed:

1) https://sites.google.com/site/rwolfson108/smart-meter-2012-fairfield
(see specifically the file called Smartmeterpresentation8.pdf)
2) https://sites.google.com/site/rwolfson108/smart-meters-smart-grids

Considering the relatively warm weather we’ve been experiencing, there should be birds here in Northern New Jersey.  If the crocuses are coming up, then there should be birds hip-hopping around.  And there’s been no hip-hopping.  The only birds flying about are the crows, who normally show up around July.

Smart people who tout the smartness of smart meters should be smart enough to do a little more research and a little less propagandizing before they lecture us about how we have to permit smart meters in order to save the Earth.  Driving away the birds is not a good sign for self-professed Earth Police.

 

 

Published in: on March 15, 2013 at 8:49 am  Comments (3)