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I’m Not Really Angry–It Just Seems That Way

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‘But I will defend my house against marauding forces. Never again will an oppressor overrun my people, for now I am keeping watch.’  ~ Zechariah 9:8

  • Remember when we bombed Kosovo to thwart the ‘genocide’ of Mohammadans by those evil Serbians? Well, surprise, it never happened.
  • More with Peter Schiff on the economy and the falling Dollar:

  • ‘[Federal Reserve Chairman Ben] Bernanke faces the same dilemma, and like Herr Havenstein, he thinks he can save the economy by creating more currency.  Instead, the outcome will be hyperinflation, which not only destroys the currency but also the very economy he set out to save. ‘
  • Second Commandment Watch: Why do they always assert it is an image of Jesus? Having never seen Him face-to-face, how would they know?
  • Dr Tom Woods talks about the growing sentiment in favour of nullification:

The Crusades were not unprovoked. They were not the first round of European colonialism. They were not conducted for land, loot, or converts. The Crusaders were not barbarians who victimized the cultivated Muslims. They sincerely believed that they served in God’s battalions.’

Remember all that ‘freedom’ everybody was singing about a couple of weeks ago? ‘New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records–that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year–must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.’

  • They’re still trying to gin up war for Israel with Iran.
  • I know you’re not comfortable with the word “empire,” especially just after the Fourth of July, but you are the Redcoats now.’
  • I know you, little libertine:

Plugging those kinds of gaps means getting creative with new forms of skullduggery. For instance, the State of New York, with its $9 billion budget deficit, is looking at a proposal to borrow $6 billion from its state pension fund in order to make a $6 billion payment due to that same pension fund. Yeah, you read that right.’

  • In a comical move even for a czar-happy president who has rewarded dozens of cronies with distinguished titles, the White House has named the Obamas’ personal Chicago cook as ‘Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives.’
  • Oh, the Glorous Drug War!! How many people must die before we admit that it is a fool’s errand?
  • It is a competition between ‘entitlement’ spending and military expenditures to determine which will bankrupt us first.

Why MCA?

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‘Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.’ ~ Titus 2:3-5

  • People jumped out of the Euro and into the Dollar. That’s like leaving the Titanic to take a ride on Lusitania. They’re both going down. There’s a global financial crisis going on,” said Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute.
  • If the Court Economists and Talking Heads are correct we could repair the economy simply by building pyramids.

‘Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.’ ~ G. K. Chesterton

  • When hyperinflation hits—and it will—folks will be amazed at how fast store shelves will empty.  You need to prepare yourself and your family.
  • ‘Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.’ ~ Voltaire
  • Good news!  Not only do airport scanners expose your naked body (and that of your wife and children)–but they may also give you cancer!

  • How the Television and Sports stole your children’s futures.

It Rhymes With ‘Tullification’

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‘Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers.’  ~ Psalm 64:2

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there as been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.’ ~ General Douglas MacArthur

  • Is 2010 the year that it all comes crashing down?, or ‘I Heart Gerald Celente’.
  • The concept of nullification has a long and wonderful tradition in our body politic.
  • ‘The more a sound knowledge of law and economics decline in a society, the more radical will the decay of that society be.’
  • The ‘wars’ in Afghanistan and Iraq are bleeding us dry–literally and economically.

  • Time heals all wounds, right?  (It worked for Lincoln, why not Stalin?)

  • What do your savings account and the unicorn have in common?  Neither of them actually exist!  (The deception and fraud of fractional reserve banking.)
  • I will agree that many (most?) conspiracy theories have little basis in fact and that believing all of them betrays a sense of hyper-cynicism.  However, wouldn’t you agree that believing that NONE of them have any truth to them displays a dangerous naiveté–especially considering what we now know about the Kennedy assassinations and the Gulf of Tonkin (Non) Incident?  Here are 33 that appear to have at least some truth to them.
  • AuH2O!  His message is just as timely now as it was then.
  • How many acres does it take to grow 3,000+ pounds of food?  This family does it on 1/5th of an acre just outside of Pasadena, California!
  • Peter Schiff breaks down the latest numbers on the economy:

Cholesterol on Canvas

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‘And Joseph stored up grain in great abundance, like the sand of the sea, until he ceased to measure it, for it could not be measured.’  ~ Genesis 41:49

HEADS UP!!
The Dollar is falling.

MONA LISA ATE TOO MUCH BACON
Do classic works of art betray the subjects’ and artists’ health maladies?

GET $MART
Peter Schiff explains why college tuition is so expensive.  (And why it shouldn’t be.)

BY THE HAIR OF MY CHINNY-CHIN-CHIN
(Yet another) homage to the beard.

LIVING IN A VAN ON THE DUKE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
How one man gained an education without losing his shirt.

OPT OUT OF THE COMING GOVERNMENT INSURANCE BOONDOGGLE
While adhering to Biblical principles.

WORSHIPING TOGETHER—BUT NOT NECESSARILY ALONGSIDE
Robert L. Dabney on the nature of Christian unity.

OPERATION NORTHWOODS
The U.S. Government’s plan to provoke war with Cuba—it included hijacking and downing civilian airplanes.

FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY DIDN’T KILL HIM
But Time finally fells man who survived atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE MOON
NASA footage seems to demonstrate that, at the very least, some of the Moon Shot was staged.

BUY GOLD, PLANT A GARDEN, AND DRESS TO THE NINES
Gerald Celente predicts the trends for 2010.

THE GARDEN OF THE FUTURE
Is actually the garden of the past.

GET YOUR FREE INFORMATION HERE!!
The best free documentary films online.

CHEAP AT $1,100
Gold, that is.

CONSIDERING IT ALL JOY
The war against Christianity continues.

2010 FOOD CRISIS FOR DUMMIES
Weather conditions and government policy conspire to leave millions hungry.

GUESS WHO’S IN BED WITH OBAMA?
Politics make for strange bedfellows indeed.

THE SWINE FLU HOAX
It will soon join the others down the Memory Hole.

SKULL & BONES FOR SALE
The secret Yale society auctions its macabre memorabilia.

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 []

 


Like my new ‘do?

 

 

  • 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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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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