Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas!

My wife and I are leaving in the wee hours tomorrow to go to a birthday party in North Carolina for Jesus, so this will be my last post until we get back.

Jesus has told us that He will not be there physically unless it just works out for Him to come, but He will attend in Spirit.

He has gone to prepare a place for us, so that where He is, there we can be also. He has been working on it for a little over two thousand years, so I imagine it will be spectacular. I can't wait...

I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. If you celebrate something besides Jesus' Birthday this time of year, then have a Merry Whatever you celebrate. My sincere wish is for everyone to be happy and joyful for the next week, and to be content and successful throughout the upcoming year.

May Santa Clause bring you everything on your list, and may you make everybody happy with whatever you did for them.

When you are opening your gifts, feasting and celebrating, don't forget to remember the gift that Jesus gave to the world, and if you have not yet recieved this gift, please know that He intended for you to have it, and that He died trying to give it to you.

So Happy Birthday, Jesus!!

And Merry Christmas everybody else!!

See you next year!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The Jesus Post...

Over the last couple of weeks there has been an ongoing debate that has overflowed from ER's blog, to Mark's, to mine, and back again.

It concerns Jesus' political affiliation.

ER has asserted repeatedly that Jesus was a Liberal, and in His day, I guess that he probably was considered to be liberal. He was a pacifist, (not an appeaser, a pacifist...)He was clearly anti-establishment. He talked against the government, and the religious leaders of His day.

But that is where the similarities between Jesus and the modern Liberal movement end, as far as I can tell.

Some say that Jesus commanded us to help the poor, and the disadvantaged, and that using their vote to elect people who will use tax money to help these people is doing The Lord's Work.

I have done a pretty extensive search of the New Testament (because I want to get this right...), and I can find only one instance where Jesus told anyone to give to the poor.

"Matthew 19:21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me."

The same story appears in Mark 10:21.

In this instance, Jesus told the "Rich Young Ruler", (as I have heard him called all my life) not necessarily to help the poor. That was a by-product.

What Jesus told the young man to do was get rid of his idol. To rid himself of the thing that was most important to him. The thing that would come between him and God.

Helping the poor was just an easy way to get rid of it.

Now Jesus did encourage general kindness and benevolence between us, His people.

Luke 3:11"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."

Matthew 25:35-36 "For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me."

Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

But he never advocated putting Government in charge of anything, least of all, our Christian charity. Not that I can find. (He said to pay your taxes, (Matthew 22:21), but that's the only reference to anything dealing with Government that I have found.)

He encouraged industriousness and productivity, and discouraged sloth and inefficiency.

Matthew 25:27-29 "Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."

Jesus fed 5000 hungry people at one time, but he never fed anyone twice in a row.

He never gave money to a beggar.

He did not want the political power that came with being a provider. He actively ran from it.

He cured the sick, healed the lame, made the blind to see. But in every case, he witnessed to their Soul in the process. His focus was on the Kingdom of Heaven, not the politics of the world, or the needs of the disadvantaged. He preached the Gospel everywhere He went, constantly. (Even if He happened to be in a Government Building.)

And in every case, He made the people whom he helped able to provide for themselves. He never did anything for them that could lead to any type of dependancy on government, or the Charity of others.

So where did Jesus weigh in on the "Left - Right" debate?

Matthew 25:41 "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." (Sorry. That one is grossly out of context. It was just too perfect to pass up...)

Jesus was NOT a Liberal, not in the modern context.

Nor was He a Conservative.


For me to beat on my chest and say "Jesus agrees with ME!!" would be blasphemous. I am nothing.

He is God incarnate, sent to save Mankind from the Bondage of Sin, not to help me prop up my own insignificant political arguements.

Or you with yours...

(All references from the King James Version of the Holy Bible, Courtesy of

Let's Bash The President...

Not Bush...


Just for fun, I am issuing a challenge.

Name any problem, any bad thing going on anywhere in the world that affects Americans, and I will blame it on Bill Clinton within three steps. (And probably find a document to prove my point.)


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Republicans, Lets Rock!!

Turn up your speakers.

You should be hearing a song by a band called "The Right Brothers," called "Bush Was Right."

The song is going to be used in an Ad sponsored by on the Fox Network. Click the link to view the Ad.

I love it. It is a happy, celebratory list of all the things that The President and Conservatives have been right about, set to music.

And we have reason to celebrate. In spite of a constant barrage of opposition and negativity from the Party of Losers, we are winning.

The Economy is booming, Unemployment is at an historic low, Inflation is low, The elections in Iraq have been successful and thanks to President Bush and his commitment to spreading Freedom and Self Governance to the people of the Middle East, Iraqis are well on their way to Independance, and our Troops can soon begin to come home as victorious Heroes.

So turn it up, and enjoy.

I would ask that if you like the song, or if you are a proud Republican who has 99 cents, go here, and buy it.

I have been a member of a struggling band, so I encourage everyone to support up-and-coming musicians, and I don't think that these guys are going to get much support from the Music Industry.

BUSH WAS RIGHT!! (Tug Bangs Head...)


Friday, December 16, 2005

The Empire Strikes Back...

Over the past couple of weeks the Republicans have been on the offensive concerning the War on Terrorism, and more specifically, Iraq.

The President has made four speeches at various locations around the country, talking about his strategy for victory, (something the Democrats have yet to offer...) and he has published a 35 page document outlining his Iraq plan.

He even admitted that some of the intellegence that the war in Iraq was based upon was faulty, and accepted responsibility for going to War based on this intelligence, diffusing the "Bush will never admit to making a mistake" arguement, without providing a soundbite that could be used against Republicans in future elections. Then he continued on to say that he still did the right thing, which is the truth. (Ask any Iraqi citizen.) (Insurgent Suicide Bombers don't count.)

Things have been looking good for Republicans and the President.

Until today.

(You didn't expect the Democrats to take all of this lying down, did you?)

Today an article was published in the New York Times (Al-Jazeera America...) saying that the President secretly lifted some restrictions on spying on Americans in the weeks and months following 9/11.

Well, DUH...

If he hadn't, it would have been an impeachable offense.

A couple of things that the article in the Al-Jazeera America Times fails to mention are that it has been OVER FOUR YEARS since we have had a Terrorist attack on U.S. Soil, and that is just over the amount of time that the Patriot Act has been in force, and that the author of the article has a book coming out in ten days, and that this allegation is a chapter in that book.

This article in part led to this atrocity.

The Democrats in the Senate today filibustered an attempt to make 16 key provisions of the Patriot Act permanent. The final vote was 52 to 47, which means that the measure would have passed, had it not had to pass the filibuster attempt. (Note: The American Voters put enough Republican Senators in the Senate to pass this measure. The Democrats with the help of a handfull of Maverick Moderate Republicans have again usurped power from the American People by using the filibuster rule.) (Aren't you glad you live in a Democracy?)

Bill Frist changed his vote at the last moment, choosing to vote with the prevailing side so that he could then call for a re-vote at any time. The Press called this a "Proceedural Maneuver."

So Senator Frist voting with the prevailing side in order to re-present the issue is portrayed as a "Dirty Trick" by the Media, while the de-railing of the will of the representatives of the Majority of the American People is portrayed as "a huge defeat to the Bush administration and Republican leaders." Hooray for those courageous Democrats!!

Nope. No media Bias here...

These are litterally the type of people who would burn down the house to get rid of a mouse. They must NEVER be returned to power.

So now, if nothing is done to re-instate these provisions of the Patriot Act, the Clinton Era "Gorelick Wall of Separation" is back in place, and we are again vulnerable to Terrorists operating on U.S. Soil (with the full protection afforded American Citizens by our Constitution), free to plan and carry out attacks against U.S. citizens trying to live their every-day lives, and those who would protect us from these Terrorists have their hands tied with Red Tape.

Let me ask you a question...

How has the Patriot Act affected you? (Not "How COULD it affect you", not "How could it affect your neighbor", not "How could it be mis-used by future Administrations", How HAS it affected YOU?")

Do you really care if anyone is keeping track of what books you are reading? (If so, then buy your books with cash, and don't check them out of a Library...)

Is there anything incriminating in your e-mails or phone calls? (If so, then you are a criminal, and deserve to be caught, and punished.)

Is it really so bad, and is it really an infringement on your Civil Rights if the FBI, CIA and NSA (No Such Agency) share their information amongst each other in the name of our National Security?

I'll tell you how the Patriot Act has affected you.

It has prevented another "9/11" for over FOUR YEARS.

If we are attacked again because we have taken these tools away from those who would protect us, we know who to blame.

What do you think the next target will be?

Will it be worth it to the Democrats?

Monday, December 12, 2005

Forget The Trap, Let's Build A Better Mouse...

From, or as I like to call it, "News of the Weird..."

Mice Created With Human Brain Cells

"SAN FRANCISCO - Add another creation to the strange scientific menagerie where animal species are being mixed together in ever more exotic combinations. Scientists announced Monday that they had created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease."


(Huh huh.. heh heh... uhn humm...snort...)

WHY do we have to do things like this? Haven't we treated mice badly enough over the course of the years??

Now we want them to KNOW how bad they have it, apparently.

We coop them up in cages, drip shampoo in their eyes, make them smoke cigarettes, inject them with psychodelic drugs, give them cancer, (Everything we do to mice gives them cancer, evidently...) infect them with AIDS, (I never want to meet the guy who has THAT job...) and that isn't good enough for us.

We want them to be SMART enough to KNOW what we are doing to them.

"How does that feel, Mr. Mouse?"

"Well, it doesn't burn as bad as what you did yesterday, but it still sucks..."

"Thank you, Mr Mouse! You are really helping us to understand the effect of battery acid on open sores. Aren't you proud??"

What are these scientists going to do when they come to work one morning, and find a 6 foot mousetrap in the middle of the lab, with a pepperoni pizza on it?

My guess is that they will try to get the pizza...

Can we please stop these Frankensteinian experiments before we create a species that can kick our butts??

Now don't get me wrong. I don't oppose animal testing. A lot of good comes from it. A lot of human lives have been saved, not to mention the progress we have made in keeping old men sexually active, and helping them to retain their hair.

But implanting mice with human brain cells crosses the line.

It makes me nervous.

The last thing we need is a smarter mouse.

What kind of experiments will they perform on US when the tables are turned?

Saturday, December 10, 2005

"Out Of The Box" Christmas...

Have you guys heard about this?

Upside down Christmas Trees?


How much did you spend on YOUR Christmas Tree? I spent about $50.00, (we already had some of the decorations and lights and whatnot...) and I thought that THAT was a ridiculous amount to spend on something I would have to kill a whole saturday putting up, enjoy for about three weeks, and then kill a whole Saturday taking back down.

But the upside down thing got me thinking. I love "out of the Box" ideas, so I thought about hanging mine from the ceiling. Kinda the same idea as those other people were paying $600.00 for, but with a Redneck twist.

But if you know any Rednecks, you understand that "just a little out of the box" just won't do.

So the idea struck me to hang it from the Ceiling Fan.

Made Decorating it a breeze! (Literally!!)

You just sit in your chair with a box of ornaments, put the little hooks on them one at a time, and then toss 'em at the tree. The one in the room who has the most to stay on the tree on the first throw WINS!!

The Garland and the lights, you just start them at the bottom, (the small end,) turn on the fan, and keep feeding the cord and moving up.

Easy as pie, and a lot of fun, as long as you are quick enough to feed the cord as fast as the fan is turning.

But as with almost all Redneck "out of the box" ideas, I encountered a problem.

I can't figure out how to keep the extention cord for the lights from winding itself around the fan, and unplugging the lights.

And the tree keeps slinging ornaments off at random, occaisionally hitting someone in the head.

(Ow! Dag Nabbit...Honey!?!, Will you turn the fan off until I finish my post?!...Thanks, Baby!!...)

(I love remote control...)

Anyway, I think I am going to put it back down on the floor, right side up.

And just glue all the presents to the ceiling.

Just so you know...Everybody that We are buying presents for this year is getting really light stuff from us...and if you aren't tall enough to reach it, We are keeping it.

Merry Christmas, everybody!!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation...

From via the Drudge report...

"Ahmadinejad says Israel should be moved to Europe...

"Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (the American Hostage Taking Former Terrorist... - TBC) said that if Germany and Austria feel responsible for massacring Jews during World War II, a state of Israel should be established on their soil. Ahmadinejad, who sparked an international outcry in October when he said Israel "must be wiped off the map", also repeated his view Thursday that the Jewish state was a "tumour".

"Now that you believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price?" the hardline president asked in an interview with Iran's Arabic-language satellite channel, Al-Alam.

"Why did you come to give a piece of Islamic land and the territory of the Palestinian people to them?

"You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want. We would support it," he said, according to a transcript of his original Farsi-language comments given to AFP. "

Wow. This is a novel idea...

Let's put aside for a moment the fact that Isrealis lived in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and before, and by most historical accounts built the city in the first place, and the Palestinians lived...who knows where back then.

I think that this idea may have some merit, actually.

But I have a better one.

Let's give 'em France.

Think of the problems that this would solve for the U.S., the Middle East, and the World...

Wouldn't work though...

Muslims hate Jews, wherever they are. If we relocated the Jews to France, the Muslims would follow them to France, and blow themselves up to try to kill them there. By recent news accounts, Muslims pretty much own France now anyway, so we would have the same problem all over again.

Here's an even better idea.

Want to have peace in the Middle East?

Want to win the War on Terror?

Want to solve the Israeli/Palestinian problem once and for all?

Then let's relocate all Muslims to the Moon.

That's the best way I can think of, anyway...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Real American Heroes...

I have come to the realization that I have been wrong about Howard Dean and John F. Kerry.

These may be two of the finest, most brilliant, most patriotic men this country has ever seen.

I missed it all last year during the Presidential Campaign, which surprises me a little. I usually pick up on things like this.

But it is crystal clear now, and with every soundbite, every new quote, every new interview, it becomes even clearer.

These two men may, all by themselves, save America from the Democrat Party.

John F. Kerry was THE standard bearer for the Democrats during the last Election cycle. The very best they had to offer. A shining example of what Democrats are.

Howard Dean is the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee. The head fundraiser and spokesman for all things Democrat.

Who could have ever guessed that they both are Republican operatives.

How they gained their lofty positions within the Democrat Party is anyone's guess, but over the next few months, if they continue their present respective courses, they may prove to be the two most effective campaigners the Republican Party has ever had. Maybe even more effective than Michael Moore.

And the strategy is brilliant.

Over the weekend, Kerry, on behalf of all Democrats, accused the U.S. Military of committing acts of Terrorism against Iraqi women and children, and "kids" (baby goats?) and Dean announced that our soldiers were incapable of winning wars. (But they support the troops...)

Yesterday Kerry called Rush Limbaugh a "Doughnut-Eating Draft Dodger" for the crime of playing a tape of Kerry's weekend comments.

Tommorrow he plans to call the President a "Poopy-Head", and then hold his breath until we bring the troops home, or until he turns blue and passes out, whichever comes first. (Or until someone gives him candy.)

This is a strategy worthy of the Evil Genius, Karl Rove.

Get two of the most recognizable democrats in America to go on television at every opportunity, and make the Democrat position so indefensible that no one in their right mind, (if they truly love their Country) could in good conscience vote for Democrats anymore.


So I say three cheers for these two great Americans, along with their accomplices John Murtha and Nancy Pelosi, and may they be successful in their efforts.

May History remember them as Heroes.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Down With Big Brother...

Have you ever read George Orwell's books, "1984", and "Animal Farm"?

I make a point to read each of them about once every couple of years. If you are willing to actually think about what these books contain, you realize that while Orwell's timing may have been off by a few years, he was truly a prophet.

"Animal Farm" is a microcosm of pure Communism and Socialism, and illustrates the final inevitable outcome of embracing these immoral and oppressive systems. (I know that there are differences between these two systems, but the basic premise of both is Social and Economic equality through redistribution of wealth from producers to non-producers by Government intervention, so I tend to lump them together.)

"1984" deals with the loss of personal Freedom and individuality that Socialism run amok creates. The Hero, Winston Smith, is indeed equal with everyone he knows. They are all equally miserable, hopeless, and powerless to improve their lives in any way. To even think of doing so is a crime punishable by not just death, but erasure, as if the person guilty of wanting to improve their lot in life were never there.

There are people in the story who are not destitute and miserable, but they are all in the upper levels of Government.

As I listen to the ongoing struggle in our government between those who would push our society gradually toward this circumstance, and those who resist that push (not nearly strongly enough, in my opinion) I am reminded more and more every day of phrases from this book.




Once again, Orwell is off a little bit, but only slightly, and only in the details.

When I hear the comments uttered by the Leaders of the Modern Democrat Party over the last few months, their words begin to all meld together until all I hear is this:




And when I listen to their supporters, read their blogs, and their comments on the blogs of others, I hear:




In the book, Winston Smith worked in the Ministry of Truth. He revised history, rewriting the newspaper archives so that there was no record of any change of position by the Government on any issue. (Think about that when you hear phrases like "I voted for the 87 billion, before I voted against it," or "WMD's were the only reason that we agreed to go into Iraq," or "I never had sex with that woman Ms. Lewinski,")

The reason that "The Party" had to have people to do this job was that nothing that was broadcast to the people through the Media was true in the first place, and any evidence of contradiction was evidence of the Corruption of the Government. (Think about that when you remember how quickly the Dan Rather "Memogate" story went away, and when you hear the outrage of the Mainstream Media in America at the thought that the U.S. Military may have been planting pro-America stories in Arab Newspapers.)

(I must admit that the thought of the Military planting news stories makes me a little nervous, except that the Mainstream Media ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT report a story that might make the President or the War or America look good, so I'm glad that at least SOME positive news is getting out, by whatever method.)

So while all of you who basically disagree with me on every single important issue are sitting around dreaming about how wonderful life will be when the Federal Government has finally eliminated Economic and Social inequality, and has finally begun to provide Universal Healthcare to everyone free of charge, and eliminated starvation and poverty and has made everything fair, take a little time and read these books.

Do you really want to live like that?

Me neither.

Think about what you are doing.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Democrat Plan To Bring Soldiers Home Is Working...

From the Ass. Press...

Dec 2, 1:24 AM EST
Murtha Says Army Is 'Broken, Worn Out'
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth," Rep. John Murtha told a civic group.

Two weeks ago, Murtha created a storm of comment when he called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq now. The Democratic congressman spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Latrobe on Wednesday, the same day President Bush said troops would be withdrawn when they've achieved victory, not under an artificial deadline set by politicians.
Murtha predicted most troops will be out of Iraq within a year.
"I predict he'll make it look like we're staying the course," Murtha said, referring to Bush. "Staying the course is not a policy."

There are no such crimes as Treason or Sedition anymore. Can you imagine a Congressman saying something like this in public during WWII?

The very idea that the United States Military has been beaten into uselessness by a bunch of cowardly murderers hiding among innocent civilians, making bombs from Anti-Freeze jugs and leaving them beside of roads, and blowing themselves up whether they kill or injure anyone else or not is the height of stupidity, and a U.S. Congressman uttering such bilge should be held accountable for the damage he does to his Country, and it's Military with such irresponible statements.

I know that Americans have, and should continue to have Freedom of Speech, and I understand what a Patriotic and nessecary thing it is to bring down the President and undermine the War, but statements like that can only serve to embolden our enemies and cost more of our soldiers their lives.

It crossed the line.

The truth is that this War would have been over and the troops would be home, or redeployed to defend freedom somewhere else already if Washington would turn them loose and let them win. We tell them "Go fight the War, but don't hurt anybody!!"

The Military is just fine. They are fully capable and well equipped enough to dominate the world, if that were our goal.

It is the American People and the Democrat Party who no longer have the stomach to oppose Evil, defend America, and win Wars.

BAGHDAD, Dec. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Four more US soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the Pentagon said in a statement on Saturday. - Xinhua

Congratulations, Congressman Murtha. Your plan is working. Four more U.S. soldiers are coming home.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


The Wife and I are currently in negotiations to buy a house in North Carolina.

If we get it, we are going to move back there.

The house that we are looking at needs a little work, so our original plan was for me to go ahead after the first of the year, and move up there and work a job there, and work on the house, and for her to stay here and finish out the school year.

But after sleeping together on it, I have come to the realization that I just can't leave her behind alone.

I just can't stand the thought of her being in Florida without me when it gets hot.

And I also know that it will get hard on me, and when it does, I will want her to be there.

Now don't get me wrong. I know how to handle myself, and I'm sure that she does as well, but it's just better if you have a partner.

And I know how I am, (I was single for a very long time...) and with temptation of all kinds lurking behind every Convenience store counter, there is no telling what I might get into, if I am left unsupervised. Things could get sticky and messy.

And I know that she could be tempted as well, and if she is lonely and some handsome guy comes along, she might blow it.

(Not that I'm worried...)

So after an all night session of, uhm, discussion, we have decided to get our things together and try to come at the same time.

I am sure that as long as we continue to focus on each other, and be there to fulfill each other's needs, that we will have a happy ending.

Relationships are tricky at best, and when you find one that fits, you need to work on it at every opportunity, and hang on to it.

After all, a perfect pair only comes along once in a lifetime...