Tuesday, May 13

Willie Jessop is no Jeremiah Wright but he can preach

Mr. President, it does not require a foreign country to commit terrorist acts on American soil. Terrorist acts can be committed by federal, local, and private entities that are operating under the guise of “protecting the public.”

“The freedom to worship is so central to America’s character that we tend to take it personally when that freedom is denied to others.” But we are not talking about religious freedom being denied in other countries. We are not talking about terrorist acts being committed abroad. We are not talking about human rights being totally ignored and trampled underfoot by some totalitarian regime that is part of the Axis of Evil. We are talking about homes being broken into without search warrants, unarmed fathers being forced to the ground with M16 rifles pointed at their heads, screaming children being torn from the arms of their grief stricken mothers---all upon American soil and within your own home state of Texas.
This FLDS elder Willie Jessop letter may have been written to get the president's attention. It should get the attention of the voting public. No doubt the media will do its part to keep the focus on another preacher mixed up in a different more inconsequential controversy.

Sunday, May 11

In Amerika, no good deed goes unpunished

Miami-Dade County's Consumer Services Department has slapped Rosco O'Neil with $2,000 worth of fines, but O'Neil claims he is falsely accused. "I ain't running nothing illegal," O’Neil said. The 78-year-old said he was walking into a Winn-Dixie to get some groceries when he was approached by a woman who said she needed a ride.

"She asked me, 'Do I do a service?'" O'Neil said. "I told her no. She said, 'I need help getting home.'" O'Neil told the woman if she was still there when he finished his shopping, he would give her a ride. She was, so he did.

As it turned out, the woman was an undercover employee with the consumer services department targeting people providing illegal taxi services. "She said the reason she targeted him (is because) she saw him sitting in his car for a few minutes," said Ellen Novodeletsky, O'Neil's attorney.

After O'Neil dropped off the woman, police surrounded him, issued him two citations and impounded his minivan. On top of the fees, it cost O'Neil an additional $400 to retrieve his minivan from the impound lot.
It certainly is comforting to know that in Florida there's another government entity out there to protect people from dastardly do-gooders who might actually help people. First, dumb the people down. Then, make them dependent on government welfare and protection. They create the crime, then it's easy to try and convict the criminal. In the statist imagination a Consumer Services department is created, making for some easy government extortion by running an undercover entrapment scheme.

The county defends themselves by claiming the undercover agent didn't expect a ride. So they prey on the benevolence of an unsuspecting individual, hustling them to show the public their actions are right or moral. And obviously, licensed taxi services collude with government to protect their interest in the event there is someone out there to undercut their business. But the story could've gone in another direction. Apparently there's no video or audio recording of this supposed business transaction, so the CS department evidence comes down to the witness of officers, who we know just couldn't be lying. Suppose it becomes clear that Mr. Oneil thought the passenger had a weapon and he was being forced to provide a "taxi service". Would the government protect him?

Friday, May 9

A Genesis 1:28 woman

It's a happy Mother's Day for an Arkansas woman—she's pregnant with her 18th child. Michelle Duggar, 41, is due on New Year's Day, and the latest addition will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins.

"We've had three in January, three in December. Those two months are a busy time for us," she said, laughing.

The Duggars' oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is nine months old.

The fast-growing family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children—whose names start with the letter J—are home-schooled.
If Western civilization doesn't survive it won't be this womans' fault.

Seems like large families and homeschooling run together. It may be a hopeful sign for America's future.

Wednesday, May 7

It matters not...

...who among Obama, Clinton or McCain wins. We lose.

The campaign of 2008 is the...realization of socialism or ‘soft’ Marxism. It’s the consolidation of an all-powerful Empire no longer bound by checks and balances, subject only to its own will as the final judge of its authority. Election day in November 2008 will see an even stronger “unitary Executive,” a President who is above the law and can make sweeping life-or-death decisions that involve the whole country, on his own and without accountability. None of the three lead players in this squalid spectacle have said anything about this threat to our liberty; they embrace it. They’ve said nothing honest and true about the many crises bearing down on us like a tsunami, converging economic and foreign problems so dire and so numerous that space doesn’t permit us to catalogue them. Their campaigns are all about increasing the scope and power of the state. All three are committed to continuing America’s disastrous imperial enterprise, which will give us more war, globalism, and socialism...

The Presidential race is like the stage act of a magician who keeps us distracted with his sleight-of-hand while the real action takes place somewhere else. No matter who wins, the fundamental result is always the same, to advance the power of the Regime and lead us steadily downward to dependency and servitude -- to perdition.

Tuesday, May 6

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

The frustration factor rises while the falsity becomes even more apparent. Insincerity is among those human foibles I find most difficult to deal with, yet I tolerate.

I've never been more ready to "walk" than now.

Monday, May 5

Desks do not a school make

Academy Principal Norman Rangel said he wanted fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to do science projects for the fair.
Students in first- through third-grades, however, were welcome to research whatever topic they chose.

Kids like project-based learning,” he said. “If you give kids the freedom to learn on their own, they want to impress you.
That is essentially what homeschooling is about. Let them follow their interests and explore on their own. Let their curiosity drive their efforts to discover the answers to the questions they have, instead of having them regurgitating indoctrination pablum back to you. They should be impressing attentive parents instead of disinterested, low paid government teachers.

Sunday, May 4

Release

Blogging has been light of late, but in the interest of dispelling any aspersions which might be taken by my silence on these matters, I offer the following:

1) Yes, I'm still of the opinion that Hillary will be the Democratic nominee and ultimately POTUS, for a variety of reasons. All this talk of her top campaign advisor leaving, her campaign having little money, her dip in the polls, means nothing other than making her the "comeback kid". Remember McCain's campaign back in late October or November? Yeah, look where he is now. Mark it. The Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton duopoly stays in tact, Obamamania notwithstanding.

2) I'm not the least bit offended by anything Jeremiah Wright has to say. As a matter of fact, while I may not agree with what he's said, I think he should say it longer and louder. In those famous video clips of Wright's sermons the thing to notice isn't so much what he said as the reaction of the congregation. People follow him and believe his words. And they are voters. Let him say what he means, and let the opposition use it for political gain. The media wields its power to create the maximum drama for the bored unwashed masses. That's where this controversy came from.

Saturday, May 3

Food Fascists

Now some lawmakers in New Jersey are considering taking food taxes a step further and install a proverbial "sin" tax on fast food.

"[It cost] $12.86 for [fries] and this little chicken wrap, and they want to tax that? You're serious?" asked Newark resident Saladine Fuller. "If they raise it, I'll stop buying it."

Still, some say taxing fast food isn't such a bad idea.

"I think this country has gone too much in the direction of fast and unhealthy food, and if people are taxed they may terminate that and turn toward more healthy foods," said West Orange resident Maureen Felix.
The indirect "tax" of divorce which has become such an expensive male proposition seems to be effective in turning men away from marriage, and making lawyers wealthier. I find it funny, though, how deluded people have become into accepting this philosophy of sin tax, as if taxes should be considered as instruments of moral influence, when in fact taxes are instruments of statist control.

A word of advice

1) Anonymous comments are trash, plain and simple. If you can't use a handle you're an amorphous pile of equine fecal matter.

2) Unlike you "anonymous", I've got nothing to hide. My motives are as clear as stated and I have no inclination to represent opinions as my own which I know not to be true or don't believe in. The only reason I'm responding to a gutless troll like yourself is that I happen to be on a cable section cut and entertainment is hard to come by.

Thursday, May 1

There is a choice

"...John McCain won't get any help from me. He won't get my vote. In fact, to be honest, if the Republican Party is ever going to recover itself and become the party it was under Ronald Reagan, it will happen faster if John McCain is beaten. It will happen faster if Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton gets elected and implement the Big Brother, socialist agenda they both endorse.

Bring it on. I'll do my best to expose it. Maybe the American people will wake up and rediscover the meaning of freedom after tasting elitist, top-down, command-and-control, centralized socialism."
I don't know who would be worse, Hillary, Obama or McCain. They've all got their peculiarly specific demons. One thing I do know is that they're each an evil, and any Christian with a moral backbone wouldn't vote for any of them.

There is an alternative.
I think this year is different from anything that we've ever experienced in my lifetime. I think the American people are extremely fed up with the two major parties. I don't believe that any of the main three candidates, John McCain, Hillary or Obama, have captured the loyalty of the American people.
- Constitution Party presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin
Rev. Baldwin was the Constitution Party vice-presidential running mate of Michael Peroutka in 2004. I've read many of Rev. Baldwin's articles over the last few years and he is a very worthy nominee. If the election were held today, he's my write-in.