Metallic Pea

Frustrating People Since 1971.

Plenty to Go Around

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‘But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; they have turned aside and gone away.’  ~ Jeremiah 5:23


  • I am a bit confused. We (the taxpayers, anyway) are forced to bail out Wall Street and the banksters who made ill-advised and irresponsible loans to folks who could not afford them—at the government’s insistence, no less—yet the credit card companies are being forbidden to voluntarily forgive a portion of their debtors’ balances in efforts to prevent further losses? We truly have entered Bizzaro World.



  • A conservative Christian activist says it’s a sad omen for the Obama administration and the United States that Barack Obama has been seeking guidance from the Episcopal Church’s first openly homosexual bishop.






  • (Sarcasm Alert.)  Isn’t it great that the pro-homosexual activists are so full of love, tolerance, and understanding?: ‘On Sunday morning, amidst worshiping congregants and following unifying prayers that our President-elect be granted wisdom as he prepares to lead our nation through difficult global, social and economic challenges, the Michigan left declared open war on peaceful church goers. They did it with banners, chants, blasphemy, by storming the pulpit, by vandalizing the church facility, by potentially defiling the building with lewd, public, sex acts and by intentionally forcing physical confrontations with worshipers.’  


  • If the economy is truly slowing down (as I believe it is), someone needs to let Hank Steinbrenner know about it–quickly.  The New York Yankees have offered pitcher C. C. Sabathia a contract reportedly worth $140 MILLION!!  (If I were Sabathia, I would demand payment in gold…or Euros.)


  •  ‘Through war and recession, Americans have turned to the glistening canned product from Hormel as a way to save money while still putting somethign that resembles meat on the table.  Now, in a sign of the times, it is happening again, and Hormel is cranking out as much Spam as its workers can produce.’  


  • ‘”God has vindicated the black folk,” the Rev. [sic] Shirley Caesar-Williams said as a member of her Raleigh congregation, Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church, brandished a flag and another marched among the pews blowing a ram’s horn.’


  • It was decades later that the truth came out that the Soviets invaded [Afghanistan in 1979] only after being deliberately provoked by U.S. hawks [emphasis added]. One of them was Robert Gates, who worked for [Zbigniew] Brzezinski in the Carter administration and who is currently the Secretary of Defense, now being considered by President-elect Obama to retain that position. A 1996 press release promoting Gates’ memoir promised the revelation of “Carter’s never-before-revealed covert support to Afghan mujahedeen – six months before the Soviets invaded.  The Gates revelation prompted an interviewer for the French publication, Le Nouvel Observateur, to ask Brzezinski in a 1998 interview whether he regretted “having given arms and advice to future terrorists,” and Brzezinski replied: “Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? …. What is most important to the history of the world? … Some stirred up Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”’ 



Oh, good heavens!  Let’s hope not!! 


We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish social justice, draw the fangs of privilege, effect the redistribution of property, remove the burden of liberty from ourselves and our posterity, and insure the continuance of the New Deal, do ordain and establish this Constitution.   ~ H. L. Mencken, ‘Constitution for the New Deal’ 





  • It what can only be described as absurd: ‘President George W. Bush today will urge leaders of the world’s biggest industrial and developing economies not to abandon principles of free-market capitalism as they seek an escape from the international financial crisis, calling it the “best system” for delivering growth.’  (Such as doing what—government taking ownership of banks and bailing out private institutions with taxpayer money?!)


If this is ‘nuetrality’, I would hate to see her acting as a partisan!  (Good ol’ guv’mint schools!)




  • ‘[Obama] even openly mocked the Bible, yet nearly every black American Christian voted for him anyway.  Hence, black Christians proved their allegiance is not to Christ first, but to the color of their skin.  And for this, they need to repent. … Meanwhile, white Christians lined up behind Sarah Palin–a woman–for high public office.  They ridiculed those who invoked Scripture to point out this was unbiblical.  It would have been one thing if the Christians supporting her simply admitted they knew it was unbiblical and contrary to Scripture for her to be in office, but the threat of an Obama presidency was so awful they felt compelled to vote for her anyway.  But that wasn’t the case.  They actually wanted to change 2000 years of biblical interpretation and declare that it was biblically right for her to be in public office.’  ~ Pastor Matt Trewhella, Mercy Seat Christian Church 




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  1. @ Rahm Emanuel –
    How do you put in act your “Circle of Love” policy while at the same time taking away my 22? What good will your 3 month required boot camp for every American do us if our defense mechanism doesn’t involve actually defending us?
    @ hammerhead –
    This whole thing made me laugh until I realized this dude could actually mean everything he said and just might have enough screw-ball friends in Congress to get it done. Obviously Obama is on board. Thank goodness our legislative process is such they will probably recess for several months, then have to recess to run their campaigns some more, then probably take “religious” holidays for something they are not – all just long enough to not get it passed for a few years if at all. By that time the executive branch won’t know how to enforce it and we will have to go to the supreme court and it will be 20 years later and by then we might have a sensical leader. If not, I’m screwed because my kids will be in that 18-25 window…supposing I have some in the next few years.


    November 15, 2008 at 7:54 pm

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