Monday, January 25, 2010

John McCain Should Quit For The Sake Of The Republican Party

All of a sudden John has been banging his fist on the podium and sounding like a conservative with real conservative convictions.  He seems to have grown some steel cajones.

I think that is too little too late.  Had he acted this way before the election, he might have won.  But John, the RINO (Republican In Name Only), throughout the campaign, always seemed to want to apologize for Obama and be his friend.  For most of us, we held our noses when we cast our votes and we only voted, reluctantly, because of Sarah Palin.

Now, Sarah Palin has agreed to stump for him in his bid for reelection in 2010.  That's good for the Rino but it really disappoints me.  It is a kind and generous gesture by Sarah but I think it is a mistake that might hurt her.

And, just a couple days after Sarah's announcement of her support for the Rino, his wife launches a full frontal attack on decency in defiance of the majority of Californians with this.   Whoa!  That's really got to hurt.

And then to further insult his base, after a landmark victory for conservatives, the Rino himself whines about this.

And now a new player has just entered the race.  J. D. Hayworth announced that he will run against John McCain for the Republican seat.  It's too bad he won't have Sarah's support.

Don't be fooled; John McCain is still a RINO.   He should show some kindness to Sarah Palin and help the Republican party by announcing his retirement.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OK So I'm NOT The Conservative I Thought I Was.



I found this survey posted by Stan at Just After Sunrise.

It is very interesting and informative (and revealing).  I always thought I was a conservative.  According to the survey, I am a Libertarian with strong anarchistic ideas.

It's true; I generally despise government although I do believe that government is ordained by God and charged with SPECIFIC AND LIMITED RESPONSIBILITIES.

On their performance in those limited responsibilities, I give them a D-.  On their successful meddling and intrusion into our lives, I give them an A+.  Maybe that's why I have such a bad attitude.

Anyway, go to Stan's Blog to find the survey.  It's a simple, 10 question multiple choice format with instant results.

The little yellow star indicates where I am on the survey results.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Children's Book Review THE REALLY RUDE RHINO

HEALTHY BOOKS catalogs and categorizes books for children.

The Really Rude Rhino 
BY Willis, Jeanne and Ross, Tony
Published by Andersen Press, 2006

The subject matter addressed in this book is Behavioral Problems including Manners.  It is recommended for children ages 3 and up BUT I would not recommend this book for adults.

I posted the cover illustration of this book on one of my blog posts a couple years ago and was nearly removed as a deacon in my church.  Leadership thought the picture was "unbecoming a deacon" and grounds for my dismissal.

So I will NOT post the illustration here.  You will have to go to the Healthy Books site yourself to see the highly objectionable cover.

Following is a brief description of the book's content.


The Really Rude Rhino is rude from the day he is born. He sticks out his tongue and goes 'pthhhhhh!' and he does it to everyone - his parents, his brothers and sisters, his teachers, even Santa Claus. He 'moons' too, and when his horrified parents take him to the doctor, the doctor announces he has Ruditis Rhinoceritis and there is no cure. Oh dear. But he gets his come-uppance in the form of a little girl eating water melon, who, when he charges at her, sticks out her tongue and shouts 'pthhhhhh!' even louder than he can. The RRR turns tail and runs and is never rude again. Kids and their parents will love the zany art work, which even manages to give a feel of the African plains, and they may even decide that being rude isn't worth the effort. Good fun!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King - Lying Liberal Lunatic Or Compassionate Christian Conservative? REDUX

A reporter once said, “When you make something a greeting card holiday, people forget the struggle and what you were striving for.” We have this holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so I decided to do a little research to gain a better understanding of the man and his mission.

I will agree with most of his admirers that he was a man of passion, dreams, and faith. But I have concluded that he was either a liar and a phony OR he was not the true militant champion that the lunatic left imagines. If he were still alive today, I doubt that he would find comfort or cronyism among the ungodly left in the Democrat party.

Why do I think that? It is because of his own words. Here are some of his challenges and instructions for the black youths of his day and they are timeless, noteworthy principles that are consistent with Christian philosophy and conservative ideology and they deserve universal attention:

  • Character is more important than skin color. Common humanity, rather than race, should be the basis for relationships.
  • Reason without morality is dangerous. Intelligence plus character is the goal of true education.
  • Do your life's work as if God called you to it. And, no matter how small the job, do it with a sense of responsibility. If it falls your lot to sweep streets, sweep them like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music.
  • Love is creative and redemptive and is absolutely necessary for the survival of our civilization. Love builds up and unites; hate tears down and destroys. Redemptive goodwill for one's enemies is the solution to race problems.
  • Bigots are everywhere. Some individuals must have the courage and moral strength to remain in their communities, no matter how bad they are, and seek to lift them to new levels of creative living.
  • Maintain your moral standards. A person who will stop dating you because you refuse to engage in a sexual act is a person who is not genuinely interested in you, and would make an undesirable mate.
  • It is wrong to be unjust, dishonest or hateful. We have moved from the theory of “survival of the fittest” to a theory of “survival of the slickest.” Everybody is busy obeying the 11th commandment -- "Do not get caught."
  • Humanism is another attempt to make God irrelevant. Without God, efforts turn to ashes and sunrises into darkest night. Christianity affirms a real, loving Father who works through history for the salvation of His children. Man cannot save himself, for man is not the measure of all things and humanity is not God.
  • Our capacity to deal with shattered dreams is ultimately determined by our faith in God. Genuine faith sees that, beyond time is God and beyond life is eternity. However dismal the present circumstances, we are not alone, for God dwells with us. Through Jesus Christ, God has taken the sting from death by freeing us from its dominion. Our earthly life is a prelude to a glorious new awakening, and death is an open door that leads us into life eternal.
Can anyone really imagine those kinds of words or challenges being offered today by the racist, self-appointed,  spokesholes for the American black culture such as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, rev. Wright, or ever Barak Obama? I think Dr. King would probably be much more comfortable in the company of great Americans like Justice Clarence Thomas, Dr. Walter Williams, Bill Cosby, and Rep. J. C. Watts Jr.

After realizing great victories in his work for civil rights, Dr. King anticipated that there were still difficult days ahead. “I would like to live a long life but I'm not concerned with that. I am not worried about anything. I fear no man. I just want to do God's will.”

Columnist Clarence Page once noted that, although King was a man of peace, almost anywhere in America where his name is now memorialized, some kind of violence or racial hatred is associated with it. He lamented, “How sadly we have protected Dr. King’s legacy. Our keeping of his name has fallen far short of his dream.”


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Born Again American

 Awesome new patriotic song born out of the SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

 


Click on this link (Born Again American) to go to the official site and sign the pledge.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Harry! GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK.

I am often asked, "Do you really send those letters that you post?" 

YES, I REALLY SEND THEM.  I never send anonymous letters; I seldom post anonymous comments on other people's blogs or websites unless I believe a third party or innocent people might otherwise be harmed  and I do not blog under a pseudonym.


Having said that, here is my letter to Harry Reid as delivered, via email, today (Jan. 9, 2010).

Dear Harry,

I hope you had a nice Christmas holiday and I wish you the best for this new year. As Senate Majority Leader, you have a lot on your plate.


As soon as you guys get through cramming this health care crap down our throats, maybe you will get busy on solving this country’s unemployment problem. I really hope you get it done before the end of the year because you’re gonna need a job after we fire you in November.


I know, I am not a resident in your state but I am seriously thinking about relocating just so I can vote against you. In the mean time, I do have a few bucks that I’m investing in efforts to support your opposition and remove you from office.

I am planning a visit to your state in March - On the 27th to be exact. I will be in your hometown of Searchlight, Nevada for the first stop in the third Tea Party Express.

I’m looking forward to joining thousands of people (those whom you attempt to marginalize as Astroturfers) as we converge on your little community. By the way, I’ve seen pictures of your town and, believe me, a little Astroturf in Searchlight might be a community beautification project.


We are coming to deliver this message, “GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK.” Hope to see you there.


Have a nice day,












Ralph M. Petersen

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christian Movements Contrary to Orthodox Christian Faith

I found these brief descriptive definitions of some of the contemporary Christian movements that are contrary to orthodox biblical faith printed in the doctrinal statement of a Christian College.


(1) Ecumenism - Ecumenism is that movement which seeks the organizational unity of all Christianity and ultimately of all religions. Its principal advocates are the World Council of Churches and the National Council of the Churches of Christ.

(2) Ecumenical Evangelism - Ecumenical Evangelism is that effort to promote the gospel by bringing fundamentalists into unequal yokes with theological liberals and/or Roman Catholics and other divergent groups.

(3) Neo-Orthodoxy - Neo-Orthodoxy is that theological movement which affirms: the transcendence of God, the finiteness and sinfulness of man, and the necessity of supernatural divine revelation of truth; but, while using evangelical terminology, seriously departs from orthodoxy: in accepting the views of destructive higher criticism, in denying the inerrancy of the Bible as historic revelation, in accepting religious experience as the criterion of truth, and in abandoning important fundamentals of the Christian faith.

(4) New Evangelicalism (Neo-Evangelicalism, New Conservatism) - These terms refer to that movement within evangelicalism characterized by a toleration of and a dialogue with theological liberalism. Its essence is seen in an emphasis upon the social application of the gospel and weak or unclear doctrines of: the inspiration of Scripture, biblical creationism, eschatology, dispensationalism, and separation. It is further characterized by an attempt to accommodate biblical Christianity and make it acceptable to the modern mind.

These movements are out of harmony with the Word of God and are inimical to the work of God.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Why I Love Ann Coulter

I have always had three good reasons to love Ann Coulter:
  1. She's a conservative.
  2. She has a sharp, sacastic wit (I like that sarcastic part).
  3. She's good looking.
That was until today.  Now I have a fourth reason to love her.

In her article posted today on Townhall.com, she came to the defense of Brit Hume and Christianity.  And she did it with more skill and a better understanding of the doctrine of salvation than most of the space-fillers in contemporary pulpits or church pews.

I hope this doesn't get overlooked and lost in the archives.   Take a look here.

If you are not a fan already, you might be after reading this post.

Hey Congress! Yer outa here. (Ray Stevens)

Here's a great new song by Ray Stevens.
This thing is burning up the internet.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Emotional Disorder


A Liberal is one who suffers from an emotional disorder that renders him, her, or it unable to appreciate humor.

Mike Adams