Friday, August 28, 2009
I cannot post my opinion of Officer Cheeks, or his name, without breaking my own rules about vulgar language and condoning un-nice things, so forgive my lack of commentary. When I have recovered from the content of this video, I shall give my commentary.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
(Impolite language at 1:22)
After talking to Wolf Blitzer about his run for Alabama Governor in '14, Charles Barkley explained what he meant by "all conservatives are fake Christians" (my words are in bold):
"They [Christians] want to be judge and jury. Like, I'm for gay marriage, it's none of my business if gay people want to get married. I'm pro-choice. And I think these Christians... first of all, they're supposed to be... they're not supposed to judge other people, but they're the most hypocritical judge of people we have in this country. And it bugs the blithers out of me... they act like they're Christians, and they're not forgiving at all." ~Charles Barkley
Wolf Blitzer: "So, uh, you're going to get a lot of feedback on this one, Charles."
"They can't do anything to me, I don't work for them." ~Charles Barkley
Wolf Blitzer: "So, you feel comfortable saying all that?"
"I feel very comfortable saying I'm pro-choice, and I'm for gay marriage. Very comfortable." ~Charles Barkley
Wolf Blitzer: But, you can't lump all these Conservatives as being "fake"; a lot of them... obviously, most of them are very, very sincere in their religious beliefs."
"Well, they should read the part of the Bible that they're not supposed to judge other people. They forget that one when it doesn't fit what they want to say." ~Charles Barkley
Okay, let us see what the Bible has to say about Charles Barkley's "gospel":
"...They should read the part of the Bible that they're not supposed to judge other people."
I think he was referencing the following verses:
"Judge not, that ye be not judged." Matthew 7:1
"Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way." ~Romans 14:13
I suppose, though, he didn't read as far as this:
"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." ~John 7:24
And, what about this:
"These (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." ~
So, the Bereans were considered "noble" for judging what they were taught of men by reading the scriptures? If no Christian is to judge anyone or anything, how are we to know what is to be considered wrong? How can we "forgive" someone, if we aren't allowed to judge or convict them of wrongdoing? Can there be such a thing as "wrong" if we cannot judge "right" from "wrong"? What would be the purpose of that?
It is only common sense that we ought to judge, righteously, and with the scriptures, what Charles Barkley has to say, and what anyone says or does.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Vote, if you would, and tell me what you selected.
A very interesting topic, that H1N1 shot, so you might poke that link about doctors in Britain refusing the shot as well.
"...Fully support NSA, Patriot act, tough interrogations, keeping Gitmo open."
Hannity apparently "fully supports" the National Security Agency, whose reputation has been repeatedly besmirched by whistleblowers concerned with the agency's lack of self-control when it comes to respecting Americans' privacy.
Thomas Tamm is one of those whistleblowers. As a former lawyer in the Department of Justice's Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, he was inadevertantly placed in a position of supporting top secret, unconstitutional wiretapings and interceptions of private American's emails, or blowing the whistle on an admittedly "illegal project" within the federal government.
Tamm sided with the Constitution, and he literally sneaked around "like a spy" to get to a payphone in order to contact The New York Times with his information. Others came forward to confirm Tamm's story, and, more than a year afterwards, The New York Times finally ran the story. Tamm resigned in 2006, and his home has since been raided by the FBI, his family interrogated, and his personal property confiscated. The full account may be read at Newsweek.
So, Sean Hannity, who will not rule out a Presidential run in 2012, would like this to continue. Afterall, we are supposed to be afraid of those cavement in Afghanistan and Iraq, right?
Think he'd make a good President? More on this later.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A newcomer to the Information War, Invisible Empire, created by the same people that made Endgame and The Obama Deception, looks to be a very informational and interesting chronicling of our times and how we got here. This preview contains much of a speech by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was, I believe, our last true President.
In this Information War, there are many selfless men who have placed their lives and fortunes in harm's way to help our side win, which is the side of goodness and humanity; I feel there is no such thing as a "small part" in this InfoWar. These are the "InfoWarriors".
I am a Christian, and am not so much required as I am compelled by my Faith to warn and help direct my fellow Christians and fellow man toward Saving Knowledge. I am as incapable of saving as I am incapable of leading to that end, as I can merely help. Wretchedly as I do this, I try.
I would see a person as a miserable creature, lower than dust, if they did not grab a man by the arm who did not see the bus speeding down the road, or did not warn that family next door, who had no means of communication, that a tornado had just touched down nearby.
So, too, would I hold equally as miserable a creature that slapped the helping hand off of his arm, or laughed at the man that warned of imminent danger, who, not caring to save his own family, would rather not entertain such an "impossibility".
I make no career of warning the masses; perhaps I should, but I do not. I see well-versed men taking up that role, putting aside their daily lives and lessening their time with their families; being so wrapped-up in saving our nation that they hardly have a life left for themselves. I help these men disseminate information when I can, this blog being a tool of that, and I ask you to do the same.
There was a time, during our country's beginnings, when men would drop their plows and pocketbooks and sign up to fight for a season while their country was at war. Some signed on with the Regulars as a permanent arm of military might; had every man joined the Regulars, though, there wouldn't have been men left at home to create a cultivated, well-kept, plenteous country worth the fight.
I am no InfoWarrior; perhaps, though, I am an InfoMilitiaman.
Why not investigate what you do not know to be fact? Why, instead of saying, "There is no 'New World Order'," do you not look into it for yourself? Why, instead of listening to men on TV tell you to believe or not believe something because you should trust them, do you not question that trust and investigate their claims?
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." ~Acts 17:11
Friday, August 21, 2009
"Seeking to curb violence after a spate of deadly summer shootings, Paterson officials are considering an unusual ordinance that would prevent people of all ages from gathering outside in public late at night. The measure could be the nation’s first citywide, non-emergency curfew to include adults, several experts said.
'We’re trying to think outside the box,' said Mayor Jose Torres. 'This was triggered predominantly by fear among city residents over the shootings that have been occurring this summer.'” ~Huffington Post
Possibly the most skulking kind of tyranny, the power to regulate the hours when a man may step outside his home is eerie and indicative of a greatly perverted government. This power of curfew is accepted in many towns and cities for children, as the lack of parents in this country leads to a "problem-reaction-solution" of government intervention. I remind our governments - local and otherwise - that it is not their duty to parent our children, nor their power to parent us.
The problem in Paterson, New Jersey, seems to be the rash of gang-related shootings, but New Jersey has some of the most ridiculous gun laws in this Union of States; how can there be so many shootings in such a "safe" society?
And now, these residents are possibly facing the "tyranny of twilight", as anyone found assembling with others outside at night will be punished, should this proposal go through. This is in blatant violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which states Americans have the right to peaceably assemble. These are trying times, indeed.
~John V. Lindsay
Winner gets kudos.
And a virtual crown.
Unless you use a search engine.
Then you get nothing.
Because that's cheating.
And you'll never prosper.
UPDATE: "And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." ~Jesus Christ, from Book of Mark 3:25
Liberty wins! Here's your virtual crown:
Now, that's a big booger, idn't it?
As of 6:53, on the 22nd of August, Rebecca also wins a crown, because she guessed it right, too!
(Disclaimer: This is not an actual crown. Do NOT attempt to wear. It is not bulletproof, and provides no protection. Does not confer actual noble status upon recipient.)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, the most important of the code, will respect the less important and arbitrary ones, which can be violated with ease and impunity, and which, if strictly obeyed, would put an end to personal liberty... and subject innocent persons to all the vexations that the guilty alone ought to suffer?
Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
They ought to be designated as laws not preventive but fearful of crimes, produced by the tumultuous impression of a few isolated facts, and not by thoughtful consideration of the inconveniences and advantages of a universal decree." ~Cesare Beccaria
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
If you didn't already know, I went down to the DMV to get an Instruction Permit a few weeks back. They didn't even let me past the documentation stage. They must be "Birthers".
Why? Because my birth certificate, a newspaper article announcing my birth, and a magazine subscription bearing my name and address* weren't enough to prove I was a citizen or a resident.
So, a man can be President of these United States, arguably the highest office in the world, and not prove his citizenship status, but Son3 is denied his right to drive unless he proves his citizenship. The law applies to everybody, not just the little people.
This isn't a "race" issue, and I'm not asking Obama to "sit in the back of the bus" for not showing his birth certificate, I'm just wondering why I, who provided my birth certificate and more, am being thrown under it.
This is about rule of law. It cost one whale of a lot of money to get my birth certificate, and a lot of energy to get the newspaper article, but it wasn't enough to get a driver's license. It wouldn't cost Obama anything to submit his birth certificate for examination, but the power he wields by not producing it is too much.
He's showing his hand, and his cards say the law doesn't apply to him.
Chris Matthew's forced laughter in the above video is obviously an attempt to laugh the issue away, but it isn't funny to me. I don't get to learn to drive. I have to wait till I'm 18 and am eligible to produce more ID before I'm granted my rights.
It may be funny to people who would rather the rule of law be offered as a sacrifice to their new "Master and Commander", but it isn't funny to me. Chris Matthew's says a newspaper article and an internet image of something that looks certificate-ish are enough, but not for me.
Another civil rights movement is in order.
*If the United States Postal Service acknowledges my name and address, who can argue?
When rearranging the freezer, it is decided to give the rabbits that have been in there for over four months to the dogs. (They're freezer-burned, anyway.)
Your Great Pyrenees is named "Ruger", in honor of your favorite charity.
You have to spell out or whisper "rabbit", "squirrel", or "goats" when in front of Pierre the Papillon, as he has been trained to chase them all and gets into "war mode" at the mere mention of them.
You always notice the bevy of doves in the area weeks before and weeks after dove season, but not during.
When playing Monopoly, whenever one happens to land on the space marked, "INCOME TAX PAY 10% or $200," the player declares, "Ron Paul is President," and pays nothing. This is known as the "Ron Paul is President" rule.
You have to keep replacing the marker in the ground next to that fence post that some knucklehead buried just above the surface, so that it knocks you off the riding mower and ruins the blades.
Rainfall may be measured by how wiggly the dock is in the pond, compared to how it wiggled before the storm.
Everyone laughs whenever you say, "The goats aren't getting out this time!"
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
When boyhood's fire was in my blood
I read of ancient freemen,
For Greece and Rome who bravely stood,
Three hundred men and three men;
And then I prayed I yet might see
Our fetters rent in twain,
And Ireland, long a province, be
A Nation once again!
A Nation once again,
A Nation once again,
And lreland, long a province, be
A Nation once again!
And from that time, through wildest woe,
That hope has shone a far light,
Nor could love's brightest summer glow
Outshine that solemn starlight;
It seemed to watch above my head
In forum, field and fane,
Its angel voice sang round my bed,
A Nation once again!
It whisper'd too, that freedom's ark
And service high and holy,
Would be profaned by feelings dark
And passions vain or lowly;
For, Freedom comes from God's right hand,
And needs a Godly train;
And righteous men must make our land
A Nation once again!
So, as I grew from boy to man,
I bent me to that bidding
My spirit of each selfish plan
And cruel passion ridding;
For, thus I hoped some day to aid,
Oh, can such hope be vain?
When my dear country shall be made
A Nation once again!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
"Sacramento, CA: Hundreds of California farmers, ranchers, loggers and truckers will join an estimated 50,000 people to protest the court-ordered shutoff of water to the state’s Central Valley farmland: All to protect a minnow."~Canada Free Press
Many farms and orchards are dying because of the water being shut off to lessen the endangerment of a fish. My main concern with this is that nobody cares to do anything about it. The best thing the locals have decided to do is to protest.
Hey, now that's workin' like a charm, isn't it?
We finally became so uninvolved and distant from reality that we will suffer such disgusting acts of tyranny and oppression as this, but only as long as we get our "panem et circenses" (Latin for "bread and circuses")?
"… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses." ~Juvenal (Roman poet)
As long as we get our preseason football games in HD, and McDonald's doesn't take so long with one's order as to warrant a 911 call, we can forget all about that whole "freedom" thing, right?
I am ashamed that the best thing they've thought to do about the water being shut off is to hold a "tea party".
Why isn't there anyone in that part of the country man enough to forcefully turn on the water? I don't even mean in an armed manner; just overwhelm by sheer force of numbers wherever the valve is that controls the water supply, and turn it on! Wars have been fought over lesser offenses!
Perhaps this country, as a whole, doesn't deserve freedom any more; after all, it is only a Republic for as long as we can keep it.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
"The Revolutionary War buff charges the Bloomberg administration with tyranny for trying to seize his handmade flintlock rifle - a dead ringer for the weapon once used against the redcoats.
'This is the last legal gun that you can have without registration in New York," Littlejohn said. 'And yet Mayor Bloomberg is driven crazy by my flintlock gun - the one that won the American Revolution.'" ~Daily News | Brooklyn
I guess nobody has explained the whole "Constitution fad" to Bloomberg, nor have they explained the concept of personal freedom and the right to keep and bear arms.
Michael Bloomberg, in recognition of showing yourself for what you are, that being a gun-grabbing, Socialistic, namby-pamby, tyrannical despot, I pronounce you "Knucklehead".
Saturday, August 08, 2009
The National Guard must be full of such people; why else would our National Guard be advertising for this as a specialist occupation in the Guard?
(There is an automatically playing video in that link that describes the duties of this position, and includes their motto, "Of the troops, for the troops." I thought it was, "Of the people, by the people, for the people.")
"31E - INTERNMENT / RESETTLEMENT SPECIALIST
Internment / Resettlement Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. Internment / Resettlement Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to US military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; provide custody, control, supervision and security to internees within a detention/internment facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.
Some of your duties as an Internment / Resettlement Specialist may include:
- Assisting with supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
- Providing internal or external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
- Providing custody, control, supervision and escort to all security levels of U.S. military prisoners or internees/detainees
- Counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
- Preparing or reviewing reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs
Job training for a Internment / Resettlement Specialist requires 19 weeks, one day of One Station Unit Training (OSUT) which includes Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of the training is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you'll learn about:
- Military laws and jurisdictions
- Level of Force Procedures
- Unarmed Self-Defense Techniques
- Police Deviance and Ethics Procedures
- Interpersonal Communications Skills
- Close confinement operations
- Search and restraint procedures
- Use of firearms
- Custody and control procedures
Helpful attributes include:
- An ability to think and react quickly
- An ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- An interest in law enforcement and crime prevention
Advanced level Internment / Resettlement Specialist supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Internment / Resettlement Specialist, you may be:
- Responsible for all personnel working in the confinement/correctional facility, including security, logistical, and administrative management of the prisoner/internee population
- Supervising and establishing all administrative, logistical and food support operations, confinement/correctional, custodial, treatment, and rehabilitative activities
- Conducting stand-alone operations, providing command and control, staff planning, administration and logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of an Enemy Prisoner of War/Civilian Internee (EPW/CI) camp (emphasis mine), detainee internment facility
- Conducting stand-alone operations, providing command and control, staff planning, administration and logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of a displaced civilian (DC) resettlement facility
The skills you'll learn as a Internment / Resettlement Specialist will help prepare you for a future with federal, state, county or city law enforcement agencies. You might also be able to pursue a career as a security guard with industrial firms, airports or other businesses and institutions."
You crazy conspiracy theorists...
Thursday, August 06, 2009
I shall come immediately to the point, and that is that I am prepared to declare that our great Republic has ended. It is not lightly that I declare this, nor for effect or dramatics. I need not enumerate the ways and means by which it has been put asunder, as they are apparent.
Representative Ron Paul's response to whether he would consider running for President in the next election was, "In what country?!"
Indeed, in what country? There is nothing left, not one thing of our Republic left for us to build upon. Any attempt to reinstate the sovereignty of our Constitution would be in a reconstruction unlike any undertaken in history, as not one stone has been left unturned in the sacking of our country.
Look for the rebuilding of our country, and cling to those ideas which would bring our Republic back, but don't expect it to be brought back by the same system that drove it out.
The states and their legislatures are busy either declaring their sovereignty or declaring themselves agents of the federal powers, with the people left to decide whether to obey state, federal, or local powers; all the while, those federal powers are declaring themselves mightier than all.
This cannot go on for much longer, as there will be a clash among them, eventually. We, the people, will be left as the pawns of such a clash, losing our homes, lives, and fortunes while the governments duke it out.
And when it is over, there will be alternatives to our reconstruction:
1776: Revamp our entire system to resume its former structure and ability, returning to a Constitutional government system.
1861: Split into individual states, each with its own set of morals and laws; some states forming unions other states, some remaining entirely independent.
1984: Be ruled by the victor of the altercation that brought our country to an end, being worse off than ever before in a centrist dictatorship.
Start choosing sides, as the lines are being drawn today.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Obama, Biden, Gates, and Crowley all sit down together for the President's "Beer Summit" to discuss racial issues.
They all order their favorite beers in tall, glass mugs.
When Crowley's beer arrives, Obama says, "'Crowley', that name's Irish isn't it?
Crowley replied, "Yes, my great-grandfather was from Limerick!"
Obama then said, "Well, this is supposed to be a peaceful get-together, is it a good idea for you to be drinking so much?"
Monday, August 03, 2009
Land of the free? Only if you have a Freedom Permit.
The young man handled this situation well, and the SWAT goon wasn't as brutish as we're all used to them being, so it was a good day for this group of young Americans. I would have handled it a little differently, though:
POLICE: "OK, can I ask you a question? Who are you with?"
Son3: "Oh, are you from the newspaper?"
SWAT: "You have two options, you can disassemble and leave, or I call those people over here and take you to jail."
Son3: "Take me to jail! I shall wear your handcuffs as a symbol of honor, and I shall stand behind your bars as a man who would not comply with tyranny. The Constitution you swore to uphold guarantees our right to be here, peaceably assembled; I will know for the rest of my life that I was imprisoned for obeying the law, and that you, a law enforcement officer, willfully betrayed that law. Go ahead... make my day!"
This is not about Obama, believe it or not, but about my own problem of procuring my birth certificate.
Where's WND when you need them?
It seems I can't get any form of identification in this country without first submitting my birth certificate as proof that I am who I say I am! Go figure.
So, it was finally arriving via UPS from Illinois, but we weren't home to sign for it, so they left a note saying they'd deliver it tomorrow (Thursday). Tomorrow came, and so did UPS, minus one birth certificate; the UPS man thought it was on his truck, but it wasn't, so he said he'd pick it up and be back that evening.
Haven't seen hide nor hair of UPS or my birth certificate since.
We've been in contact with UPS, and with the company that processes birth certificates, and nobody knows anything.
So, I've got one question,
Sunday, August 02, 2009
"WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain says he is still on the fence when it comes to voting for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor." ~AP
My sincere apologies are extended to all of the other senators, Republican and Democrat, who voted for Sotomayor, but McCain stood out in the news for this event.
John McCain has a very important decision to make, vote for a racist woman who claims to be a "Puerto Rican Latina", regardless of the fact that she was born in New Jersey, or cling to his oath of office and the Constitution, and say "no" to Socialism. What a choice.
Sotomayor admitted that she didn't do as well at school as some of the other students at her college, but got ahead anyway because of affirmative action. She claims the Second Amendment isn't an individual right. She also ruled in favor of racism, denying non-minority firefighters their hard won promotions.
This award isn't going to her, though, because the only thing you can expect from a racist is more racism; this goes to McCain because he is going above and beyond what he pretends to believe in (equal justice, the Constitution, etc.).
Because he sees past ideology, and reaches for compromise; because he looks beyond the Constitution, and grabs for political correctness; because he shuns his oath of office, and seeks his next election, I bestow this Knucklehead Recognition Award upon him.
John McCain, in recognition of showing of showing yourself for what you are, that being a politically correct leftist, I pronounce you "knucklehead".
UPDATE: McCain has, at last, voted against Sotomayor, even though he said she was "...immensely qualified."
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