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BBQ and the Culture War

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‘No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.’  ~ Matthew 6:24  


The most truly disadvantaged are those who are hated for their virtues, not their vices…’ ~ Wilmot Robertson, The Dispossessed Majority







  • Another professing Christian company capitulates to Mammon and agrees to worship at the altar of Equality. The e-Harmony matchmaking site will now begin to include homosexuals in its listings following a lawsuit in New Jersey. You cannot serve two masters.








I can look back on campaigns in which I saw Republicans on the local level working their hearts out for a cause they believed to be just , only to realize, after is was all over, that the kingmakers had given them a candidate who would not campaign on the issues.’ ~ Phyllis Schlafly 1964




  • If it has not become increasingly clear to us by now, the current tactic in the culture war against Christians is to make us appear mentally ill. In this video, Joy Behar of ‘The View’ insists that homeschooled children are ‘demented.’




  • In discussions of Texas barbecue, the equivalent of Matt Damon and George Clooney and Brad Pitt would be establishments like Kreuz Market and Smitty’s Market, in Lockhart; City Market, in Luling; and Louie Mueller Barbecue, in Taylor—places that reflect the barbecue tradition that developed during the nineteenth century out of German and Czech meat markets in the Hill Country of central Texas. (In fact, the title of Texas Monthly’s first article on barbecue—it was published in 1973, shortly after the magazine’s founding—was “The World’s Best Barbecue Is in Taylor, Texas. Or Is It Lockhart?”) Those restaurants, all of which had been in the top tier in 2003, were indeed there again in this summer’s survey. For the first time, though, a No. 1 had been named, and it was not one of the old familiars. “The best barbecue in Texas,” the article said, “is currently being served at Snow’s BBQ, in Lexington.”’   [Anyone up for a road trip?]




  • I’ve been waiting for this for SEVENTEEN YEARS!! Do you know where you are? You’re in the jungle, baby!







Political leaders in our post-literate society no longer need to be competent, sincere or honest. They only need to appear to have these qualities. Most of all they need a story, a narrative. The reality of the narrative is irrelevant. It can be completely at odds with the facts. The consistency and emotional appeal of the story are paramount. The most essential skill in political theater and the consumer culture is artifice. Those who are best at artifice succeed. Those who have not mastered the art of artifice fail. In an age of images and entertainment, in an age of instant emotional gratification, we do not seek or want honesty. We ask to be indulged and entertained by clichés, stereotypes and mythic narratives that tell us we can be whomever we want to be, that we live in the greatest country on Earth, that we are endowed with superior moral and physical qualities and that our glorious future is preordained, either because of our attributes as Americans or because we are blessed by God or both.’








Can you tell which one is the artist?


  • Peter Schiff, one of the few men to try and warn us (unsuccessfully) of the coming economic meltdown, discusses what we can expect to see down the road. Some of his conclusions might surprise you. (Podcast.)




  • Unfortunately, as we moderns ascended the social heights, when we reached a new level we often kicked out the ladder we climbed to get there. And now when we find ourselves forced to reverse direction, we find that the things that allowed us to exist comfortably at lower levels are no longer available to us. Mother and Dad and that comfortable home equipped us to venture out into the wide world, but now that the wide world has turned us away we return to find that Mother and Dad and home are no longer there to welcome us back—and that it was our leaving that destroyed them.’













  • Speaking of whether the u.S. Constitution still means anything, the controversy over President-elect Obama’s birth certificate continues to build.




  • [S]preading [the wealth] is mostly what Washington does. Here, the Constitution is an afterthought; the supreme law of the land is the principle of concentrated benefits and dispersed costs.’ ~ George Will []


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  • Here is an example of just how corrupt Washington City can be: ‘Ted Stevens — the longest-serving Republican senator in history [who was recently convicted in a court of law for corruption] — bid farewell to the Senate on Thursday’ to a standing ovation.




  • Already, you can see that the political constellation is lining up in a way that is more friendly to the cause of liberty. The Democrats are up to their old tricks, which are transparently dumb and dated. The Republicans are responding with smart and sound criticisms. The government looks poised for a fantastic gridlock that will let the liquidation take place so that we can move toward a good recovery.




  • I’ve said it here before—and probably will again—but don’t expect u.S. foreign policy to change. In fact, you can expect an expansion of the GWOT©–you can bank on it—now that Obama has selected Hillary! to be Secretary of State. For all of her rhetoric and demagoguery, she is a neoconservative u.S. hegemonist of the highest order. The world should be very, very nervous right about now.

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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 



He Knows the Future–He’s Flamboyant!

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‘And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.’  ~ Genesis 11:6-9  


  • I love stories like this: ‘When the idea first came about, Jim Dobbs, the boy’s football coach, smiled. Julie Weiks, the boy’s mother, cried. Darin Weiks, the boy’s father, felt his heart skip a beat. And Darin Jr., the boy they call “Doogie,” the high school senior with the rare liver disease that prevents him from playing contact sports, refused to believe his dream would ever come true.’




  • If anyone has any doubt as to how much Hannah Ayers loves the children in our church, it was on full display (yet again) yesterday during the baptism of Ellie Woosnam. When the congregation was prompted to raise their right hands in affirmation of our vow to assist in the godly instruction of little Miss Woosnam, I witnessed (from my vantage point in the Training Room behind the Ayers clan) Hannah’s hand shoot up high into the sanctuary a full second before anyone else’s–and with an emphasis and enthusiasm that far surpassed the remainder of us. She loves our kids—and for that we should all praise God.




  • I have to give credit where credit is due.  More than a month ago Eric called me at work with a prediction: ‘Mark it down,’ he said with a subdued confidence usually reserved for Big Game Bob Stoops or The Fonz, ‘Franklin Bank will be the next one to go under.’  You know what?  He was right on the money.







  • A conservative non-profit organization has completed a study that shows the liberal tsunami on Election Day 2008 was not because the country wanted to move radically to the left, but because voters wanted to punish Republicans for abandoning conservative principles.’ In a related story: Water is wet.




Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors, which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?’ ~ Ronald Regan, 1975




Sometimes it takes a fat, stupid cartoon Rhode Islander to speak the truth.  








  • The One Worlders are at it again. England’s Prime Minister has a Master Plan for all of us. (I assume he will serve as the Master): “My message is that we must be: internationalist not protectionist; interventionist not neutral; progressive not reactive; and forward looking not frozen by events. We can seize the moment and in doing so build a truly global society.”    I hate to be the one to bear bad news but it has already been tried at least once and God was NOT pleased about it!


  • It was asserted that Whites who refused to vote for Obama because he is black (although he is 50% White, too) are ‘racists’, yet fully 95% of Blacks voted against McCain.  Hmmm.



  • As I have said many times, somebody (you don’t always know who) will always benefit during an economic downturn.


‘It’s amazing we did as well as we did.’  ~ Sarah Palin




Hey, he was a nice guy, but business is business.


  • In the spirit of giving the Devil his due, I must praise President-Elect Obama for his plans to provide access to criminal trials for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.  If they are truly guilty, what do we have to fear in trying them in public?


‘I don’t know who invented high heels but all women owe him a lot.’  ~ Marilyn Monroe



And Rosebud Is a Sled, or: Stating the Obvious

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‘By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.’  ~ I John 4:2  






I predicted some time ago (and have often repeated) that John McCain is going to get pummeled on Election Day.  However, I am seeing indicators around the union that seem to indicate that a massive upset is in the offing.  Many people who are in a position to know are confident that John McCain will not only win those States that have historically voted for Republicans but that he will carry—comfortably—many of the recent Democrat strongholds like Pennsylvania.  What does this portend?  I don’t know.  But I do know two things: 1) I am glad that I am not a gambler because I would have NO IDEA where to place my bets at this point and 2) I am utterly confounded by the American electorate.


Tuesday could be interesting.  Very interesting.








  • Finally, and after months of propagandised noise and disinformation, the media begin to acknowledge the truth about the Russo-Georgian conflict as the ‘BBC finally acknowledges Georgia’s aggression against South Ossetia.’ 




  • Someone needs to inform this apostate priest that his heresy is not as cutting edge as he might think.  ‘For millions of people trying to make some kind of sense of the Christian religion … No human being can ever be God, and Jesus was a human being. It is as simple as that.’  As the Preacher told us, ‘There is nothing new under the sun.’ 




I can be sure of one thing–when I finally get my fence built and put some goats on my place, it will NOT look like this:






Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.’  ~ Andrew Jackson










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Something Smells Fishy

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‘You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me…’  ~ Exodus 20:5

Coming soon to an H.E.B. near you: The Obama votive!

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October 21, 2008 at 12:12 pm

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‘The LORD will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of mind…’  ~ Deuteronomy 28:28  


Funny search engine terms used to find my blog:


  • damon dinosaurs Harvard [Is dinosaurs the verb in this sentence?]

  • chuck ackerman obama [Hey, it’s better than Hussein.]

  • democrat and republican witches [It gives a whole new meaning to ‘Voo-doo Economics’.]

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Although we have yet to gain the Midas Touch when it comes to sustainable small-scale farming, the wife and I have had a few recent successes.  The latest (in addition to our thriving chicken flock) is our potato crop.  A friend at work related a unique method for growing spuds in a small space yet in large amounts: old tires. 

The trick is to fill a tire with dirt and plant the seed potatoes (which are simply taters that you cut into pieces, each having at least one eye.)  Once the shoots reach 8 inches, simply stack another tire and fill it with dirt.  When the shoots grow through the dirt in the second tire and reach 8 inches, simply repeat the process.  Once you get the desired (and sustainable) number of tires in the stack, simply let the shoots grow as they will.  Once they die back, wait two weeks and then start harvesting potatoes!  (We’ll keep you posted on the harvest, so stand by.)

(Photo:  The seed potatoes were planted in the bottom tire; the shoots now stand proudly nearly two feet above their origin.  Somewhere in between lie dozens of little spuds.  Tubor-licious!)



The new chicks are doing fine, as well.  I constructed a roost using several yaupons I had from clearing brush over the past year or so to give them that ‘natural’ feel as they slept.  Their feather patterns are beginning to be clearly delineated and they are quite beautiful.  They are Silver- and Golden-laced Wyandottes.



Here is one of the more beautiful Golden-laced.  Her patterns are emerging sooner than most of the others to great effect, in my opinion.  (It took quite a while to get her to pose and this was the best picture I could capture.  I’ll try again in the coming days.)




A few of the new chicks peck and scratch their way inside the new coop.  I hope to introduce the old flock to them within the next couple of weeks.  That should be fun as they establish the new pecking order.





  • Sean Hannity is the worst sort of demagogue. He portrays himself as a conservative, yet the truth is that he is among the most partisan of neo-conservatives in his statism/ nationalism and militarism. His worship of the state is such that he has deified the military and declared it sacrosanct—above any criticism. In his shrill and indiscriminate defence of the troops he is not above lying…repeatedly. In recent days he has repeatedly castigated Barack Obama (who has his own brand of dishonesty and demagoguery) for charging the U.S. military with bombing Afghan villages and killing civilians. The problem is—it’s true. And I am sure Hannity knows it’s true.



‘[Robert E. Lee] was the very greatest of all the great captains that the English-speaking peoples have brought forth.’ ~ Theodore Roosevelt






Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. ~ John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion


 See if you can make sense of this:

‘That’s what I say that I like every American I am speaking with we’re ill about this position that we been put in where it is taxpayers looking to bailout, but ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, um, helping the, oh, it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and, and, putting it back on the right track; so health care reform and reducing taxes and reigning in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade… we have we got to see trade as an opportunity not as, a competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity, all of those things under the umbrella of job creation, this bailout is part of that…’ ~ Sarah Palin


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October 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Hire Power

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‘ May his days be few;may another take his office!’  ~ Psalm 109:8



One of my favourite bands in the 1980’s was Def Leppard.  They are still ‘rocking’ to-day; but I don’t know which is more embarrassing–singing rock ‘n roll in your 50’s, or placing the Stanley Cup upside down during a promotional hockey concert.  Yikes!





Unbelief, apostasy, and overt hostility toward religion in general (and Christianity in specific) are nothing new.  However, anti-Christianity has intensified in recent days from scoffing to blatant hostility.  The secular humanists have now undertaken to establish that Christians—or anyone with belief in a higher power—are mentally ill.  We ignore this campaign at our own peril.  If our faith continues to be classified as an aberrant behaviour, I can foresee the day when those of us who profess belief in Christ will be rounded up and placed in ‘institutions’ (whatever form they may take).


Illustrative of this assault against believers is Bill Maher’s newly-released documentary ‘Religulous.’  (You can see the trailer here.)  I really can’t overstate the importance of recognising what is going on here.




  • Who is responsible for the current ECONOMIC CRISIS (bwaa-haa-haa!)?  Thomas DiLorenzo (who I have met) says it is Alexander Hamilton. 




  • Just when you thought evolution propaganda couldn’t get any more ridiculous, you get this from the London Telegraph: ‘Health, birth control and the healing power of lust all conspire to tell us that, at least in the developed world, and at least for the time being, evolution is over. So, if you are worried about what Utopia is going to be like, cheer up – you are living in it now.’ 


‘In the past twenty years, Christians have complained about the pernicious and immoral influence the public schools have had on the social and cultural fabric of our youth. Yet, the idea persists that government schools can be reformed, or that Christians can somehow be an effective witness for Christ within the schools. Millions of Christian parents continue to leave their children in the public schools where, after twelve-plus years of indoctrination, entire generations are being lost and corrupted as too many children abandon the faith of their upbringing. 

 What are the ultimate presuppositions of education as God Himself declared it? As the Westminster Confession states, “The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture” (Ch. 1, Sec. 6). Therefore, a compelling Christian argument cannot ignore the presupposition of all of God’s Word for all of life. Thus, when a Christian criticizes modern education, or any other sphere governed by humanism, does that criticism truly begin (literally) with the acknowledgement of Christ speaking infallibly in His Word?’




  • Peter Schiff, who (along with Ron Paul) was trying to warn of the current economic ‘issues’ we are dealing with for years, discusses why the Congressional ‘bailout’ will not only fail miserably, it will lengthen and deepen the economic woes (podcast).  Sadly, I would bet that 95% of my readers will not listen to this or any other warnings—until it is too late.  Buckle up—it’s going to be a bumpy ride. 




  • More from those ‘crazy secessionists’—in California and Oregon!  They want to form the new State of Jefferson. 



  • Professor Lonn caused quite a stink in her day, as one would expect. Not only did she document massive desertion in the Union army, but she also portrayed “the Southern cause as attempting to win independence from an oppressive, centralized government,” writes William Blair. Nevertheless, her book [‘Desertion During the Civil War’] was still very well received. Totalitarian political correctness had not yet infected all of American society as it does today.’ 




‘It is hard for us today to realise how much disunion and division of sentiment there was in the North during the war.’  ~ Professor Ella Lonn













In fact many of today’s so-called conservatives seem to me to be liberals without knowing it, no matter how much they say they detest liberalism. Rush Limbaugh, to name only the most audible of them, seems to have no real philosophy, no awareness of conservative literature outside journalism. His premises are hard to distinguish from liberalism’s. Apparently he equates favoring war with conservatism. He likes big government just fine, as long as it’s shooting something. He says the Republican Party will save Social Security and Medicare, huge liberal programs which a real conservative thinks shouldn’t have existed in the first place. Sometimes, after listening to him for a half hour, I want to beg him, “Rush, how about equal time for real conservatism?”’ 




  • While Texas enjoys a $6 billion dollar budget surplus (see, it can be done!), other free-spending states such as California are hanging by a thread as their financial chickens come home to roost.  Many of the reasons are rampant deficit spending, enormous social programs, high taxation (which siphons off capital), mass emigration from the state by the upper classes (to avoid said taxation), and suffocating regulation.  However, unlike the Feds, the individual State governments cannot print their own money.  Panic has now set in as Gov. Schwarzenegger asks D.C. for cash…fast. 







Q. 135. What are the duties required in the sixth commandment?

A. The duties required in the sixth commandment are all careful studies, and lawful endeavors, to preserve the life of ourselves and others …’  ~ Westminster Larger Catechism





  • The election of a Progressive like … Obama would deprive conservatives of power. The election of a Progressive like McCain would deprive conservatives of both the government and the means to resist Progressivism. Which is the lesser evil? 




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