Friday, November 30, 2012

A Round of Applause for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing for Stating the Obvious


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says his city lives in an “environment… of entitlement,” which marks him a clear contender for this week’s Most Obvious Statement award.

But those are just words. And as politicians have shown one too many times, words mean less than the U.S. dollar will after President Obama “saves” us from the fiscal cliff by jacking up taxes, ramping up spending and adding more “stimulus” to the economy.

Furthermore, something tells me that Bing would be on board with such liberal measures, despite his professed belief in making tough decisions to save the city’s future.

First of all, he’s the mayor of Detroit, an automatic strike against him considering the especially corrupt nature of politicians there. And then there’s the added fact that, in the same interview, Bing also described his position as “probably the second most difficult job in this country behind the president.”

If he really thinks that Obama – with his $4 million taxpayer-paid holidays in Hawaii, slapstick solutions to real problems and staunch refusal to take responsibility for anything – has a hard job, then my guess is Bing is going to fail at turning Detroit around.

And with that guess, I suppose I’m in the running for the Most Obvious Statement award as well.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

English Professor Declares Stalin an Upstanding Kind of Guy Guilty of No Crimes


On November 19, I wrote about the mainstream media’s uncomfortably close, long-term relationship with Russia. And on the 27th, I composed a blog post titled, “Even Statist Russia Thinks We’re Insane for Re-electing Barack Obama.”

In the latter, I quoted an article from Russia’s Pravda, including a passage proclaiming Obama to be “a communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”

Sadly, those words are much more true than even I realized at the time I re-published them. And just as sadly, I didn’t even think of mentioning at the time that it isn’t just the mainstream media that’s so eager to get hot and heavy with Stalin’s ghost; the American education system doesn’t completely shun it either, as evidenced by Montclair State University English Professor Dr. Grover Furr’s recent tirade in defense of Stalin.

During the question and answer portion of a presentation, he angrily said that the idea of Stalin being a mass murderer was “b*llsh*t,” adding, “I have spent many years researching this and similar questions that I have yet to find one crime – yet to find one crime – that Stalin committed. I know they all say he killed 20 or 30 or 40 million people. It’s bullshit.”

And apparently he’s not the only one to teach this kind of excessively harmful delusion, judging by the student audience’s reaction. Which consisted of clapping and cheering.

Clapping and cheering. For a man defending a brutal dictator on par – if not worse – than Adolf Hitler. Essentially, Furr amounts to a Holocaust denier, somebody so hell-bent on his agenda that he can’t be bothered to look at the facts, which clearly show a brutal regime filled with starvation, torture and severe oppression.

Knowing that we’re promoting lunatic notions like this to our young people, it makes a lot more sense why we are where we are today.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

President Obama Gets the Savior Title Again While New Jersey and New York Continue Suffering Sandy’s Aftermath


First Jamie Foxx referred to President Obama as “Our Lord and Savior” on Sunday at the Soul Train Awards on BET. Now a painting of Obama in a crucifixion pose across the Presidential Seal – complete with a cross of thorns – hangs in a community college art gallery in Boston.

According to Fox News, “Truth” as the painting is called, was supposed to debut during Obama’s first year in office, but the “event was cancelled due to public outrage.” Painter Michael D’Antuono says he always regretted that decision because his “First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings. We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”

He added, “The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically. My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”

Ok. So his intent was to what then? Compare Obama to some other famous person who’s been crucified with crowns of thorns on their heads?

D’Antuono use of the word “metaphorically” is equally weak, since a metaphor is simply comparing one thing to another… just like he’s clearly comparing Obama to Jesus. And as for freedom of expression, there’s a line where polite society says enough is enough. Then again, clearly we’re no longer in a polite society, so I guess that’s a moot point.

What is relevant, however, is that Obama hasn’t done a single thing to deserve the Messiah title.

Who has he saved? What miracles has he performed? Where has the sea receded?

Sure, go and argue that obstructionist Republicans have kept Obama from accomplishing his goals. But the real Savior was able to perform miracle after miracle after miracle despite his very real, very powerful opposition in the Jewish religious leaders and even the ruling might of Rome.

Obama can’t even provide sufficient federal aid to the hard-hit portions of New York and New Jersey an entire month after Hurricane Sandy hit them.

NBC reports that, in New York City, “more than 800 storm-damaged apartment buildings lack heat still… [And] an estimated 6,000 private homes also lack heat and power.” Meanwhile, in New Jersey, that small business owner Obama held so tenderly is painting him a false prophet.

During the photo op – and let’s face it: That’s all it was – “I was very excited and felt warm by the embrace thinking this is really going to happen. I’m going to get the help I need because he promised that,” she told Fox News. “I’ve gotten no help. I’ve gotten nothing but ‘No, you’re not covered for this. No, you’re not covered for that.’”

I wonder if D’Antuono has a metaphor for that.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An Unlikely Act of Terror


Sometimes, I am utterly amazed how people can twist the truth. Take the paragraph below:

“A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities. It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”

According to CBS Houston, that passage is taken directly out of a lesson plan put together and promoted by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative. And it’s about the Boston Tea Party.

The Boston Tea Party. An act of terror.

Maybe we should have let Hitler win too.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Even Statist Russia Thinks We’re Insane for Re-electing Obama


Russia is one of those communist countries that likes to think it’s not really communist anymore. Despite its state-owned businesses and heavy-handed government, Russia’s regime-controlled media likes to hold it up as a shining example of positive progress and enlightenment.

Then there’s America, a capitalist country increasingly turning into a communist stronghold, with state-owned businesses, a heavy-handed government and a regime-controlled media.

That’s not to say that the United States is completely comparable to Russia just yet. But it’s still telling when Russia’s Pravda – a newspaper even liberal-leaning Wikipedia labels as communist – has this to say about America’s most recent electoral decision and its consequences…

“Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war is with Iran as he fires or demotes his generals who get in the way.”

And…

“… O'bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like "fast and furious" and there is still no sign of ending it.  He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia.  Obama's fools and Stalin's fools share the same drink of illusion.”

And…

“Russia lost its' civil war with the Reds and millions suffered torture and death for almost 75 years under the tyranny of the United Soviet Socialist Republic… The question is how long will the once ‘Land of the Free’ remain the United Socialist States of America?  Their suffering has only begun. Bye bye Miss American Pie!  You know the song you hippies. Sing it!”

Again, Russia is more than a little hypocritical in crying “Communist!” At the same time, the article makes some unfortunately accurate points, including how Obama’s “cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance.”

How else could a President actively and obviously stimulating economic and cultural rot not only get a second term but even be hailed as “our lord and savior, Barack Obama?” (And yes, that actually happened on Sunday at the Soul Train Awards, courtesy of Hollywood’s Jamie Foxx.)

Hopefully we can evade the same negative progression that Russia and so many other communist countries have traveled. But judging by Foxx’s absurdly ignorant comment above, we have our work cut out for us.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Women Increasingly Spending Money to Fix Their Feet for High Heels


Yesterday, I touched on Yahoo! Sports’ Doug Farrar and his idiotically intense reaction to the Baltimore Raven’s Jacoby Jones winking at a femalereporter and calling her “gorgeous.”

Farrar noted that the victim didn’t seem all that fazed by the encounter, yet stressed, “but that’s not the point. The point is that she shouldn’t have to [act as if she wasn’t traumatized by the touch-less, threat-less, naughty word-less encounter].

“Maybe we’re just in an era of political correctness that makes this seem strange. I would like to believe that we’re actually in an era where there are enough women who have proven their worth as people who know a lot about football to not have to put up with stuff like this anymore.”

That was what he (a politically correct-castrated man who obviously doesn’t have the slightest clue what sexual harassment really is) had to say on the matter. This is what I (an honest, realistic woman who’s been sexually harassed) wrote on the matter:

“If anybody honestly believes that the key to achieving full female equality is simply to eliminate friendly flirting, they obviously haven’t met Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the final contender for today’s Idiot Award. The ridiculous ninny doesn’t have the slightest clue ashow to properly debate, resorting to shrieking ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’ whenever she gets trapped into an intellectual corner (which is often). Essentially, as long as we promote such lackluster examples of womanhood and female accomplishment, women are going to struggle to get respect.”

But Debbie isn’t the only nitwit woman out there making it easier for nitwit men to be sexist. Yesterday, FoxNews ran a story detailing how women are increasingly “paying thousands of dollars to surgically alter their feet just to make wearing heels a more comfortable experience.”

That includes shortening toes, receiving foot injections and even removing pinky toes altogether.

Now, as a red-blooded, American woman, I get how wearing high heels can really make an outfit and set one’s mood. But as an intellectual American woman, I also understand that putting my foot in unnatural positions too often can lead to seriously negative side effects.

Just ask the 87% of women who have suffered foot problems “from wearing uncomfortable or ill-fitting shoes such as high heels,” according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. And all for what? Sex appeal as defined by the pornography and fashion industries?

That’s not to say that sex appeal isn’t fun and even effective, but it shouldn’t be something we value so much that we’re willing to pay big bucks on surgically altering ourselves. It’s one thing to enhance what your mama gave you; it’s another thing to change it.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Until we start treating ourselves as something more than just marketable commodities – telling the above-mentioned salesmen in no uncertain terms where they can go – women are going to continue being treated like objects instead of people.

Ladies, it's time to stand on our two feet again. The real ones.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Another Round of the Idiot Awards Showcases President Obama and Timothy Geithner


Today, we have a total of eight contestants competing for the Idiot Award.

I’d love to say that only one can win but, let’s face it, there’s plenty to go around these days, starting with our newly re-elected President, “who is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes” liberals so enjoy censuring George W. Bush for.

So says The Telegraph’s Nile Gardiner, who went on to detail how, while touring Asia, President Obama flubbed the names of Aung San Suu Kyi – the world’s foremost human rights activist – and Myanmar’s new President Thein Sein. He also called the latter “‘President Sein,’ an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would make most Burmese cringe.” Sophisticated diplomats know to address Sein by his title, first name and last.

But don’t crown Obama Supreme Idiot just yet, as his Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, thinks it a good idea to eliminate the debt ceiling altogether. After all, fiscal responsibility is for losers, right man? Overspending is like totally the new responsibility.

So what if that leads to severe stress around Christmas time, the kind that causes headaches and sincere wishes for Santa to die, according to 45% of respondents to a Think Finance survey?

That’s bad, CNBC admits, but it’s “an improvement over” last year. “However, it should be noted that survey focused only on consumers who earned less than $50,000 and used alternative financial services, while this year’s survey also polled consumers in higher income brackets. That suggests the financial anxiety may be more widespread than it had been in prior years.”

The latter details beg the question: Why write that there’s been an improvement at all then? And speaking of truly asinine networks, MSNBC didn’t run a single positive article about Mitt Romney or any negative ones about President Obama during the entire last week of the elections.

But back to the holidays for a moment, since consumers are freaking out that stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day… when those stores wouldn’t be doing any such thing if consumers didn’t indicate interest in the first place. Meanwhile, students at the University of Virginia are doing their part to destroy the true meaning of the holidays by holding an “anti-Thanksgiving potluck.”

I’m sure such politically correct know-nothings would also cheerfully support Yahoo! Sport’s Doug Farrar, who stood up for idiots everywhere by condemning the Baltimore Raven’s Jacoby Jones for winking at a female reporter and calling her “gorgeous.”

If anybody honestly believes that the key to achieving full female equality is simply to eliminate friendly flirting, they obviously haven’t met Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the final contender for today’s Idiot Award. The ridiculous ninny doesn’t have the slightest clue as how to properly debate, resorting to shrieking “racism” and “sexism” whenever she gets trapped into an intellectual corner (which is often). Essentially, as long as we promote such lackluster examples of womanhood and female accomplishment, women are going to struggle to get respect.

If I had to choose one of the above contenders to take first prize, I’d probably go with Debbie dearest, just because she really is insanely under-intelligent. Then again, in the end, aren’t they all winners?

And if they are, that puts the rest of America distinctly on the losing side of things.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Mainstream Media Sells out to Russia Again

The mainstream media has a long history of sucking up to socialist regimes.

Just look back to journalist Lincoln Steffens, who said of Stalin’s Russia: “I have been to the future and it works.”1 The Nation Editor Oswald Garrison Villard wrote an article entitled “Russia from a Car Window,” in which he praised the same administration as “the most stupendous governmental feat ever undertaken.”2 And famed New York Times reporter Walter Duranty was just as bad, writing that “there is no famine or actual starvation [in Russia] nor is there likely to be.”

Of course history shows a very different picture today, one filled with the government-ordered deprivation of more than just food. Yet the mainstream media apparently still hasn’t learned its lesson.

It's still in the tank for Russia, despite protests in the streets from citizens demanding the right to assemble in 2010, unnecessarily hostile negotiations with the U.S. in 2011, and continuing weapons deals with Syria this year, even when the latter was terrorizing and massacring its own people.

But knowing that Russia is far from the up-and-up, that it curtails its people’s free speech, plays dirty in international negotiations and doesn’t care about arming disgusting tyrants, doesn’t dissuade today’s media at all. ProPublica.org released the following information the other day:

“Several opinion columns praising Russia and published in the last two years on CNBC’s web site and the Huffington Post were written by seemingly independent professionals but were placed on behalf of the Russian government by its public-relations firm, Ketchum.

“The columns, written by two businessmen, a lawyer, and an academic, heap praise on the Russian government for its ‘ambitious modernization strategy’ and ‘enforcement of laws designed to better protect business and reduce corruption.’ One of the CNBC opinion pieces, authored by an executive at a Moscow-based investment bank, concludes that ‘Russia may well be the most dynamic place on the continent.’”

I suppose it makes sense though that such liberal outlets would care so much about making Russia look good.

Because they certainly don’t care about the U.S.






(References 1 and 2 were obtained through the book The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, which was written by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D. and published by Regnery Publishing, Inc. in 2004.)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Twinkies Goes Under for Good Thanks to Union Demands


Twinkies maker Hostess is going out of business. And it was the unions that killed it.

Accordingto NBC, Hostess Brands Inc. offered a contract to its unions that cut both wages and benefits. “The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, it’s second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade. The company cited increasing pension and medical costs for employees as one of the drivers behind its latest filing. Hostess has argued that workers must make concessions for it to exit bankruptcy and improve its financial position.”

In defense of the unions, NBC adds that the 80+ year-old company “was fighting battles beyond labor costs, however. Competition is increasing in the snack space and Americans are increasingly conscious about healthy eating.”

Fair enough. But none of that – from the necessity of making sacrifices during tough economic times, to fighting competition and trends – is surprising; it’s all part of running a business.

Yet the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union acted as if those were all technicalities. As if the company’s foremost responsibility was to ensure consistently shiny-rainbow conditions for its employees rather than staying solvent.

That’s not to say that treating employees well isn’t important. I firmly believe that any business (such as mine) that sees its workers as mere commodities only ends up suffering in the end. Happy workers are usually the best kind of workers.

Yet employees aren’t the ones who built the company. (Sorry Elizabeth Warren and President Obama.) They’re not the ones who sign paychecks. It’s not their name on the line, and ultimately, it’s not their property.

It’s the business owner’s.

And in this case, CEO Gregory F. Rayburn warned employees that he would have to take drastic action if they didn’t stop striking. Coerced by their union reps though, they didn’t heed the warning and, as a result, Rayburn issued this statement:

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike. Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”

That’s reality, something that liberally-led unions refuse to acknowledge. But reality has a way of encroaching on delusions eventually,  just like it did with Hostess.

(On a side note, do you know that a business can’t even go under without government approval? Hostess had to file a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to close down. And that motion can at least theoretically be refused.)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This Isn’t Progress. This Is Regression.


Progress.

That’s what we all want, right?

Progress in gender equality. Progress in racial equality. Progress in job opportunities.

So why in the world are we moving backwards then?

Take gender equality, for starters. Why do we have millions and millions of women suffering from eating disorders in order to make themselves sexually appealing instead of physically and intellectually mature? (Regardless of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders’ claim that 24 million “people” in the U.S. alone suffer from an eating disorder, we all know very well that the vast number of such casualties are women.)

And then there’s the Florida man who cut off his girlfriend’s nose when she refused to have sex with him, telling her “That’s what you deserve b*tch,” after the fact.

Sure, women in this country have the right to vote and apply for lucrative and powerful jobs if they want. But if those external perks are overshadowed by threats of psychological and physical violence, then it seems that gender equality is on the ropes, if not knocked out altogether.

Hopes for racial equality seems just about as dead, though some might say that pendulum has swung drastically since eras gone by. How else is there to explain the words and actions of the New Black Panthers, who are apparently disappointed that Obama hasn’t killed any white people yet? Or that this same group never got prosecuted for multiple counts of voter intimidation? Or that every disagreement with our black President’s policies is decried as racist?

Now on to jobs, where businesses are cutting employee’s hours, opportunities and even full-out positions in order to stay profitable in the face of the rising regulations and taxes associated with Obamacare and other economy-killing efforts. The latest company to announce such cuts is Denny’s, which might seem unimportant to some people but assuredly means a lot to the employees losing out.

In short, when it comes to jobs, people are losing opportunities to make money; they’re not gaining any.

In the face of such negative data, there are really only two logical conclusions to come to. Either we really don’t want progress or we’re just not fighting nearly hard enough for it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Congress Debates What to Do With Long Dead Polar Bear Hides


Congress is back in session and it’s hard at work… debating whether or not to allow 41 U.S. hunters to bring home the polar bear carcasses they scored back in 2008, right before a ban – most certainly instituted by Congress – went into effect.

This begs a few questions…

How did it even come up for debate – both to initially institute and now to repeal – when it’s such a small, stupid issue?

Along with that, is the government really that interested in our everyday lives?

And finally, but perhaps most importantly, why in the world are our elected leaders debating the disposal of long-dead polar bear remains at all when we have a country that is falling apart?

We have serious issues that we need to do deal with: Fiscal problems that threaten to crash us into bankruptcy – sparking who knows what kind of chain affects – economic restraints that are choking our businesses day in and day out, and societal policies that have our adults acting like overindulged, nonsensical juveniles, to say nothing about how our juveniles themselves behave.

And that’s to say nothing about the ongoing aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the Benghazi scandal that hasn’t even come close to being resolved.

But instead we’re wasting tax-payer funds on debating proper usage of dead polar bears?

With leaders like those, no wonder people want to secede from the union.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Racism Redefined in the Business Market: Nobody’s Going to Win This One


The last few days, I have to admit, I’ve been at a loss for words.

Politically speaking right now, I don’t know what to say or what to do other than email Speaker of the House John Boehner, begging him not to cave against Obama, and contemplate moving to Texas, a state that’s generated well over $25,000 signatures on a petition asking to peacefully secede from the United States of America.

Similarly, I have little commentary to give concerning the latest spate of racism and regulations reportedly set to come from the White House. At this point, I’m just reporting for the sake of reporting. If anybody has any idea what we can do about it, I’m all ears.

Investors.com writes:

“If your organization has a policy or practice that doesn't benefit minorities equally, watch out: The Obama administration could sue you for racial discrimination under a dubious legal theory that many argue is unconstitutional.

“President Obama intends to close ‘persistent gaps’ between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates.

“His remedy — short of new affirmative-action legislation — is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on ‘disparate impact’ complaints — a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans.

“Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another — even if it has no racist motive and applies the policy evenly across all groups.”

In other words, just about anything can be deemed racist and just about anyone can be sued for racism.

Just as long as they’re white, anyway. Because blacks can’t be racist.

The result of such restrictions is going to simply discourage both businesses and minorities, not to mention the nation as a whole.

When people are so heavily encouraged to act like victims, chances are they’re not going to strive for anything else. And when businesses are mandated to ensure the success of customers who feel no sense of personal responsibility?

Well that’s just further ingredients for disaster.

At the risk of sounding like one of those nutso doomsday preppers, disaster is exactly where we’re heading… bar some serious miracle.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Our Lopsided Love Affair with Millionaires


Right now, there’s a Facebook meme making its rounds, titled “An Amusing Irony.”

Featuring six pictures with six snapshots set up in two rows of three, it first shows some basketball star in the process of making a slam dunk. And across the top of the photo, it reads: “We love millionaires who play with balls.”

Next is a picture of George Clooney, complete with the caption: “We love millionaires who play pretend in movies.” Then a musician who I’m sure I should recognize but don’t: “We love millionaires who play guitar, sing or dance.”

David Letterman holds the first space in the second row. His block notes: “We love millionaires who talk on late night TV.” And Obama, who comes next, shows that “We love millionaires who control our lives in DC.”

And then there’s a picture of Mitt Romney, with the caption: “We HATE millionaires who provide us with jobs.”

After reading all of that over, I can only conclude that “We” are incredibly stupid people.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Sickening Truth: Conservatives Lost This Election Intentionally


This blog post is going to sound angry. It’s going to sound mean. And it’s going to sound accusatory.

But the truth is that I’m not angry as I write this. And I’m not trying to be mean. Though accusations deserve to be made and blame needs to be accepted.

Yes, I’m talking about the elections again. But no, I’m not referring to those millions of government-dependent, self-focused, short-sighted nation-destroyers who voted to re-elect President Obama.

Again, I’m not mad. Really. None of that is meant to be hurtful. It’s just the truth, as is the following…

It’s come to my attention that Obama didn’t win because he had so much support, though he certainly had more than he should have. Obama won because of another group of people altogether: Conservatives who believe in hard work and principles and morality and liberty and justice for all… and who sat these elections out to send the Republican establishment a message.

I get the desire to send a message. I understand wanting to tell Republican leadership to stop thinking themselves the experts on elections, appealing to the populace and proper relations with the opposition, when clearly they’re not. If they were, we wouldn’t have gotten Obama in the first place and we certainly wouldn’t have gotten him a second time around.

John McCain – their supposedly appropriate pick last time – would have won in 2008 to bipartisan support big enough to see him re-elected in 2012.

But wanting and needing are two different things.

I WANT to tell my boss that he has the moral equivalence of a cockroach and even less of a spine. I WANT to tell many of my co-workers that they’re really rather pathetic creatures desperately trying to make their lives meaningful in all the wrong ways (including by religiously watching reality TV shows like Jersey Shore).

And all of that would be perfectly true. But it wouldn’t be necessary and it wouldn’t be constructive. In fact, it would probably have some seriously detrimental effects on my career, my income flow and my opportunities going forward, while making nary a dent in any of the people mentioned above.

Are you seeing the comparison yet?

A few million conservatives sat out these elections because they were annoyed with the GOP. They don’t like being treated like children who can’t make decisions themselves; they want to pick their own candidate because they know the principles and policies that this nation needs in order to stand strong on a national and international scale.

All true. But these conservatives chose an absolutely immature way of standing up for their beliefs. Now was not the time to tell their bosses to get a clue. Now was the time to suck it up and get the job at hand done.

There’s a time to stand up for yourself and a time to shut up and go with the flow.

Voting for Mitt Romney in the 2012 elections? That was an obvious case for the latter.

These conservatives chose the wrong path. Their actions were inexcusably foolish. And it’s only left to see how much the country has to suffer because of their unfortunate decision.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Controversial Conversation That Might Get Me in Trouble Someday


At my place of employment, there are a lot of stupid, unlikable people. A lot of them.

There are people who tell jokes comparing Jews to pizza, with the punchline difference being that pizzas don’t scream when you put them in the oven.

I’m not kidding.

There are people who call their female coworkers bitches in the middle of company meetings.

Again, God-honest truth.

There are people who will shamelessly use the C-word, cancer, to make a quick buck, touting an amazing cure when the reality of what they’re pitching is far less effective.

Shockingly enough, I don’t like a lot of the people I work with. They’re varying shades of juvenile, spineless, opportunistic, egotistical and moronic, not exactly the kind of people I usually enjoy hanging out with.

But there are a few exceptions to the rule, including our receptionist, who I’ll just call Jane. Jane is a middle-aged black woman who somehow manages to take good care of us while still keeping us in line. Not afraid to speak her mind, I’ve heard her speak in favor of personal responsibility, proper behavior, discipline, self respect, financial management… and the list goes on.

Yet Jane voted for Obama on Tuesday. I know that because she made a few comments about that to me, expecting – like so many Democrats and liberals – that because she likes me, I can’t possibly be a Republican. I also know because she was whooping and hollering about Obama’s win back in 2008, and I got to hear a slightly more subdued version of the same on Wednesday.

Now Jane isn’t a stupid person, but some form of foolishness is the only real reason to vote for Obama. So how to understand those two conflicting facts?

National Journal reports that Obama only got 39% of the white vote – a group that represents 72% of registered voters – on Tuesday. But he still won, thanks to Americans of other colors.

That’s a heck of a lot of votes to make up, yet Obama managed it all the same. And he did so because liberals have successfully convinced the majority of blacks that, at least when it comes to politics, race is the most important issue.

The same can be true for women, young people and homosexuals, three more classifications that far too often think only of their own short-term and completely distorted sense of self when it comes to casting their vote.

We obviously have to acknowledge the lies that are permeating this nation and its citizens. And just as obviously, we need to figure out how in the world to combat it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why Election Day Matters, but Results Don’t so Much: Part Two


The election results this morning admittedly appear disheartening at first glance.

Republicans kept the House but Democrats still maintain control of the Senate and the White House. Somehow, someway, Americans ignored the glaring problems in the economy and in our foreign standing. We shrugged off the duplicity and corruption so blatantly displayed in the Fast and Furious gun running operation and the Benghazi attack, and we overlooked the petulance and arrogance on special display during the presidential and vice presidential debates.

From one perspective, America is officially lost, destined to walk the walk of other socialist-leaning countries down to chaos and poverty and misery. Because it’s really not certain whether we can take another four years of Obama fiscally, much less any other way.

But like I said, that’s from one perspective. One angle. One limited view that can only see what has happened and what is happening now.

So here’s another perspective, an eternal one. This viewpoint – this faith – doesn’t guess what will happen in the short term. It KNOWS what will happen in the long term. And it’s summed up quite beautifully in Chris Tomlin’s song, “Whom Shall I fear, the chorus of which I pasted below:

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always on my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a Friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

So yes, Obama won the election. And no, America’s future isn’t at all certain. But our hope is neither in politicians nor countries.

It’s in the name of the Lord our God.

And in the end, that’s really the only thing that matters.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012 Is on Us and I’m Feeling Good


Personally, I’m feeling good about today, despite having to stand in line for an hour this morning while waiting to cast my vote, outside in the cold while needing to use the little girls’ room.

Don’t ask me why it took an hour, because there were at least a dozen voting booths, half of which always seemed empty. But it did nonetheless, and it’s beside the point regardless.

The point is that – despite so many of my conservative friends expressing anxiety about the elections – things aren’t looking bad at all for Mitt Romney, who is apparently up a notch in Ohio and tied in Pennsylvania, my former home state that never ever ever goes red. Like ever.

The same can’t be said about our current President, who ended his campaign with a rally in Ohio’s Nationwide Arena alongside Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen… and literally a few other supporters.

Oh, and speaking of Jay-Z, those women concerned about how they’re going to be treated in the next four years should pay attention to this one…

While performing at said lackluster event, the rapper performed one of his former hits that normally goes: “If you’re having girl problems, I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one,” though he switched it up a bit to “If you’re having world problems, I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one.”

The new lyrics are excessively lame but the original lyrics are just as telling, as Obama is openly choosing to associate with somebody who sings about bitches – a.k.a. women – being unimportant. But we’re supposed to believe that it’s Romney who’s going to be bad for females?

Yeah, and Joe Biden is intelligent.

Which, of course, he isn’t. He flubbed up again the other day, talking about Republican attacks against “President Clinton” instead of President Obama. And that’s on top of fervently declaring that he’s never “been proud to be” Obama’s vice president, screwing up his whereabouts in state after state, and asking soldiers if they’d served in Iraq or Iran.

So even for those conservatives who are biting your nails – probably for no good reason whatsoever – as they go to vote today and hover by their TVs waiting for news tonight, there’s one fact to count on:

Biden will still be an idiot. And he’s not ours.

Now that’s something to smile about.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Why Election Day Matters, but the Results Don’t so much


So tomorrow is election day, and it might not be melodramatic to say that the fate of our nation rests on the outcome.

Just ask anyone…

According to liberals, if Republican Mitt Romney wins, blacks can expect Jim Crow laws again and women should accept the fact that they’ll be dragged off to men’s caves by their ponytails. And according to conservatives, if Barack Obama wins, we can kiss even more of our freedoms, our economy and our safety goodbye under an egotistical tyrant-wannabe who has already demonstrated all too well his willingness to lie, cheat and play favorites if it gets him what he wants.

But here’s the thing. While actions do have consequences and we are deciding who to give a heck of a lot of power to for the next four years, if not more, there’s somebody who has a lot more power than either president-elect Mitt Romney (insert winking face) or Barack Obama can ever dream of having in this life or any other.

That figure gives power and takes it away, and that someone can work his will in any situation, regardless of what man decides or tries to decide. Ultimately, as Psalm 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

Because really, men – and women – of any political stripe are still human beings and therefore fallible, corruptible and sometimes just plain stupid (See Joe Biden.). So why believe that they can fix everything?

What is much more supportable is to believe that God can fix everything and that, even if he doesn’t, he can bring beauty and truth out of any situation if we only let him.

So when I go to vote tomorrow, I do so knowing that God is in charge regardless of whatever comes of my efforts. And really, with that outlook, how can I not win?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ask New York City How the Government Is Helping Hurricane Sandy Survivors


Sadly, even though people are suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy still, it’s time to talk politics again. And it’s the left’s fault for that unfortunate fact.

On Wednesday, my older sister posted a picture of a New Jersey beach to her Facebook wall. The devastation Sandy caused was very evident in this snapshot, and there was nothing political about the scene… which is why the first two comments it garnered were purely sympathetic.

Then my aunt in California joined the discussion, essentially writing: How sad! And who’s going to fund its rebuilding? The Koch brothers? Oh that’s right, the government will.

As much as I love my aunt, it’s important to point out how unnecessary, partisan and unfeeling her words were. Yes, let’s use this tragedy to score snarky and rather misguided political points.

Nobody sane is arguing that government doesn’t have its proper role in life. The truth is that those beaches are public property, and therefore the government actually is responsible for their keepsake and should be involved in their cleanup.

As for the businesses and attractions that utilize those oceanfront properties? Well, they should have insurance – the private, personally paid for kind – to rely on. And at the risk of sounding heartless, the truth is that hurricanes are a risk you face when building on the sand.

And while it’s far too early to tell whether my aunt is right to be so confident in government involvement in New Jersey – a state that, incidentally, is turning away outside help that’s non-union – her hopes seem woefully unfounded just a bit to the north.

Only a few hour’s drive away, New York City is in continuing chaos. The ever-helpful NBC was on scene to report that people are actually dumpster diving on the East Side and East Village areas, “looking for whatever food they can take.”

Meanwhile, the government is busy focusing on Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

According to Breitbart, the big government Mayor Michael Bloomberg “has chosen to divert critical food supplies and power generators from desperate residents of Staten Island” to prepare for the race. And the New York Post adds further details about those “two massive” generators and one “backup” unit, which are being used “to juice a media tent” set up for the race.

Now those are private property, but the kind of big government Bloomberg and my aunt seem to support could appropriate them (with proper compensation) since emergency executive orders have been issued.

And yet it’s not… leaving any sane New Yorker and observer to conclude that maybe big government really isn’t the answer.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mentally Disabled Nevada Woman Faces Possibility of Forced Abortion and Sterilization


So much for the abortion issue being about a woman’s choice…

32-year-old Elisa Bauer in Washoe County, Nevada, has the local social services department formally requesting “a status hearing to address the potential health effects” her “pregnancy could have on her and her unborn child, and possibly override the mutual decision made between Elisa and her parents to have her baby,” according to LifeNews.com

Their argument rests on the fact that Elisa has serious mental and physical disabilities likely due to fetal alcohol syndrome, and therefore has about a six-year-old’s mental and social abilities.

LifeNews explains:

“Since turning 18 in 1998, she has continued to remain under court-approved guardianship of her parents, who were given legal authority to make final decisions regarding her health and welfare, even as she lived in a group home.

“While Elisa has maintained that she wants to carry out her pregnancy, she knows she will be unable to care for the child. The Bauers support her decision, are following all the prenatal protocol for high-risk pregnancies, and have already lined up six qualified couples who are eager to adopt Elisa’s child once he or she is born.”

Yet the possibilities of not only a forced abortion but also forced sterilization remain on a judge’s bench.

Why? Especially when so many unfit mothers are allowed to procreate time after time after time with every intention of keeping their children in order to garner further welfare paychecks and the like?

I’m not really sure there is a good explanation. But what I am sure about is that this has nothing to do with anything close to choice.