Metallic Pea

Frustrating People Since 1971.

I’ll Take a Regular–NOT a Medium

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‘You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small. A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are an abomination to the LORD your God.’  ~ Deuteronomy 25:13-16  

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Pastor Anderson raised a very important point in his sermon this past Sabbath (I do love to hear him preach): When the trials and travails of life arrive at your doorstep, what do you turn to? More importantly–who do you turn to? If you are a Christian and you do not turn immediately to God for strength and succor, you may want to examine where you are in your walk. There is no other place to go, especially if you are a Believer.

For this reason I was struck all the more by a ridiculous story I saw on the news this morning (or was it yesterday?–they run together when your daughter awakens you in the four o’clock hour of the morning). With the housing market tanking as it is (Dr Paul warned us about this years ago), it appears that folks, in their desperation, are not relying on God and His timing; instead, they have turned to idolatry to see them through the storm. 

There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead … ‘  ~ Deuteronomy 25:10, 11

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Imagine the following scenario in your family. For the past 10 years, your family’s annual income has been $80,000. Each year, you have spent $100,000. To cover the excess, you have run up credit-card charges of $20,000 per year. You now have a credit-card balance of $200,000. It is becoming increasingly difficult to service the debt on the credit card, let alone pay down any of the principal. To make matters worse, you continue to spend $100,000 per year while your income remains at $80,000.

What is the solution to your family’s problem? Obviously, the solution is not simply to “cut” spending. If you simply “cut” spending to a point where spending continues to exceed income, you haven’t really solved your fundamental problem.’

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The so-called ‘Economic Stimulus Package’ is merely hacking at the branches of the problem, rather than striking at the root.  Dr Paul made a prescient point in the recent debate when asked how, as President, he would manage the economy.  ‘It is not the job of the President to manage the economy!  It’s the people who manage the economy.’ 

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 In our discussions regarding how best to put our faith in action, Jon and I have jointly arrived at the following maxim: Just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean that you should do it.  I can think of no better example than this: Cheeseburger in a Can.

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Having been summarily taken to the woodshed, an atheist responds to Vox Day’s tour de force in opposition of the godless argument:

I am not going to go into a point by point review of the various arguments that Day addressed in ‘The Irrational Atheist.’ Suffice it to say that by the end of the chapters dealing with the individual [atheist] authors, I was happy that it was over. It was a thorough, detailed, dispassionate (with a little snarky levity thrown into the footnotes for flavor), and completely disheartening take-down of some of the best arguments that the godless have put into print – on their own terms, without using the Bible (in the first part of the book, that is), or any other sacred text to do it with. Amazing. And depressing. It is not my place to defend their books. I truly hope that they do find time to defend and clarify their books, specifically to the counter-arguments and claims made by Vox Day in TIA, though, because they really need to. Trust me, it wasn’t pretty.”’ ~ Atheist Brent Rasmussen [No link provided due to very foul language on his blog.]

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Heard from a dyslexic atheist: ‘There is no dog.’ 

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 As the drums of war and the screaming for blood continues, keep in mind the cost of war, such as the Forgotten Holocaust.

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The media-driven idea that a presidential candidate’s campaign success is determined by success in the first three or four primaries is not only fallacious and devious–it is dangerous.

Dr Ron Paul’s strategy has always been to run a steady, consistent—and 50 state—race. It appears to be paying dividends as the other candidates fall by the wayside. With less white noise and chatter, his message is beginning to gain traction as it is in sharp contrast to the phony and contrived campaigns of McCain and Romney. With less competition, Dr Paul can easily draw the distinctions between his message of peace, prosperity, and liberty and those of the Establishment candidates which are more of the same old same-old.

Even Joseph Farah is coming around on Ron Paul: ‘But there are two men left in the race that deserve further scrutiny and consideration. Neither is perfect. Neither was my first choice. But if you insist on playing the lesser of evils game, Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee should be considered.’

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To-day’s 1980’s Moment is brought to you by: Electric Light Orchestra

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  1. I liked your link on the idolatry, no different than the RCC virgin Mary idolatry. Every time I drive my one of their churches I want to stop and get out the sledgehammer, but alas no.

    You should love the 3 TRILLION dollar budget Bush put out, how can he say with a strait face there isn’t any room to cut? I say cut that sucker by 30 percent!

    RP may be slow and steady but he is still way shy on delegates. Do you think he is going to run as an independent?

    Jackasic

    February 4, 2008 at 4:06 pm

  2. If the NY Giants prove anything, it is that it ain’t over til it’s over! The Maine GOP released the actual delegate votes and Dr Paul came in a close SECOND. The media have been reporting the presidential preference poll results. Dr Paul actually received 35% of the delegates in Maine! He came in second in Nevada and–if all the provisional ballots are counted–FIRST in Louisiana.

    It ain’t over yet. Not by a long shot.

    ninepoundhammer

    February 4, 2008 at 4:13 pm

  3. with 4 delegates and 1,191 needed, he better get cranking. Remember the old adage, close only count in horse shoes, hangrenades, and nuclear warfare.

    Jackasic

    February 4, 2008 at 10:12 pm


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