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When Donkeys Fly

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‘When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying,  “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man.’  1 Kings 2:1, 2

  • One of the many ways to reduce our dependence on a food network that is tenuous at best is to raise a self-sustaining flock of chickens. ‘Sally’ has been perfecting this practise for 40 years.
  • I’ll take ‘The Best Way to Have Your Parental Rights Revoked’ for $200, Alex.
  • If the Republicans actually want to defeat Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court they could have done so. (But did they actually want to?)
  • What kind of a world do we live in when 120 Santa Clauses can’t agree on anything?
  • Even if the economy creates jobs from now on at a pace equal to the fastest four years of the early 2000s expansion, we will not return to the December 2007 level of employment until March 2014.’
  • ‘So when average and lower class men find themselves less and less able  to provide for even themselves, and end up relying on wives and  matriarchs who treat them like bad little children — yes, you are going  to start hearing rumblings that sound like trouble.’
  • Those silly Tea Party folks—they actually think we’re all playing by the same rules. The speed at which they genuflect to the Politically-Correct is but one example of why the movement is more than likely doomed to failure.
  • We already know that we need to eat plenty of leafy greens to stay healthy, but who knew that a salad spinner itself could help save lives?’
  • Ron Paul discusses the unconstitutional money [sic] creation of the U.S. Government:


  • ‘If one believes that government spending can create economic growth, then the answer should be simple: let’s have a huge pretend war that rivals the Second World War in size.  However, this time, let’s not kill anyone.’
  • One of the things you do not feed a baby—chili:
  • Lower-class whites prove to be all-around losers” at the elite schools. They are rarely accepted. Lower-class Hispanics and blacks are eight to 10 times more likely to get in with the same scores.’
  • They ought to fire the jackass who came up with this idea:

  • How a young man ultimately traded a 10 year-old cell phone for a Porsche.
  • Where else would a pregnant woman want to lay back and relax comfortably but in the crook of a tree?!

‘[T]he cult of [Martin Luther] King is intertwined with a political purpose, from which it cannot be dislodged. It is a replacement theology for a now mostly moribund Christianity, which incorporates certain older religious  themes but places them in a multicultural context. King is the  suffering Redeemer, whose birthday comes a few weeks after the  traditional date for celebrating the Christian Redeemer; and his death  was expiatory, like that of Christ, although, unlike Christ’s kingdom,  that of the black socialist savior is situated in this world. King’s mission began the process of cleansing white America of its original sin of racism. But this redemption did not work all at once when he died.  Further sacrifice is demanded of the sinner in the form of the demands that the fallen Redeemer laid upon us, that is, more socialism, more set-asides, more rites of atonement, etc. To try to change this powerful symbolism by reconstructing King into something he clearly was not, perhaps a precursor of Glenn Beck or David Horowitz, is a fool’s errand.  King was exactly what he was. That he has become the replacement Deity in a post-Christian public theology may strike some of us as laughable.  But that elevation is connected to what he said and did.’

  • The Asian Carp could ultimately cost thousands of folks in the Great Lakes area their livelihoods.
  • You can’t rush an important decision:

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:

Capital, My Good Sir! Capital!

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‘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.’  ~ Deuteronomy 25:15

  

 

  • A [Yuba Community College] campus police officer came over and told him that if he continued to [preach the Gospel on campus] without a permit that he would be possibly expelled or arrested, and so Ryan stopped immediately.’

 

 

 

  • Max Mitchell insists that he was divinely inspired to write a ‘new’ version of the Bible, which he is naming after Princess Diana. He asserts that ‘Jesus was gay. In Biblical times homosexual relationships were so commonplace that no one gave it a second thought. It was heterosexuality that was considered sinful.’  This sort of thing should not surprise us when Christians have been satisfied to simply ‘have a place at the table’ rather than assert Christ as King.

 

 

 

  • Dr. Paul – he’s a physician – never had a chance, of course. He is too peculiar in his opinions and doesn’t know how to spin like a TV slick. What he had was ideas, integrity and authenticity. On the most critical challenges facing America, Dr. Paul was more right than the well-funded GOP regulars who bigfooted the campaign trail.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • I had a conversation recently with some friends and the question arose regarding whether Capitalism should—or even could—be tempered by Christian ethics. I believe firmly that unfettered Capitalism is anti-Christian, that justice and morality must be tied to our economic activity or else is quickly becomes immoral. Making money is surely acceptable; making a great deal of money is also permissible—but not when it is done at the expense of others. R. J. Rushdoony discussed economic justice in his ‘Systematic Theology’:

 

A man, when free from the corruption of modern humanism, will work in terms of God’s calling, and, under God, for his family, for the personal realization of his abilities, and more. These are essentially non-economic motives. Economies self-destruct when their motivating forces become essentially economic.’ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • I have often wondered what would happen if u.S. troops were ordered to fire on their own people. We may soon find out.

 

 

 

  • Thanks in no small measure to the energy that Ron Paul’s candidacy unleashed, more people than ever are eager to cut through the propaganda and uncover the truth. But where to start? And how can you get the most out of the time you have to devote to reading and study?’

 

 

 

  • The current CVC [Capitol Visitors Centre] displays are left-leaning and in some cases distort our true history. Exhibits portray the federal government as the fulfillment of human ambition and the answer to all of society’s problems. This is a clear departure from acknowledging that Americans’ rights “are endowed by their Creator” and stem from “a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.”’  [Are we really surprised by this? –ed.]

 

 

 

  • For those who still think They Hate Us for Our Freedom©, consider these words from a former u.S. interrogator in Iraq: ‘It’s no exaggeration to say that at least half of our losses and casualties in that country have come at the hands of foreigners who joined the fray because of our program of detainee abuse.’

 

 

 

I have no doubt that one day (many?) years from now, my face wrinkled with age and my beard grey from a life lived well, that I’ll look back on Westminster Presbyterian Church–the church in which I sat with my wife, where my children were baptised and (Lord willing) called to a saving faith, and where my family and friends will one day weep over my body–with nostalgia and affection for those with whom I worshiped the true, living God as the decades rolled.  Such thoughts make the following song so poignant: ‘The Old Country Church’ by the Oak Ridge Boys.

 

 

 

Au 101

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‘The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.’  ~ Proverbs 21:5

  

If you are actually interested in how we reached our current economic condition–primarily the death sprial of the u.S. Dollar–watch this Youtube video of Ron Paul at the recent End the Federal Reserve rally in Houston.  The level of his economic and historical acumen in breathtaking–and extremely informative.  He explains succinctly how we got here and, perhaps more importantly, where we are going and how to protect yourself and your family.  (Make certain to watch all four parts.)

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November 26, 2008 at 10:11 am

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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The Gospel According to Kris Kristofferson

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‘But to this day the LORD has not given you a heart to understand or eyes to see or ears to hear.’  ~ Deuteronomy 29:4

 

Often when I hear a song with even a remote or pseudo-theological aspect to it I try to explain to myself (or anyone nearby willing to listen) why what the singer is or is not singing is biblical (or not).  One such song is that listed below; I ruminated on it off and on for many years with the following conclusions (my thoughts/ references are in red).

 

Why Me, Lord? – by Kris Kristofferson

 

Why me Lord?

So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. (Romans 9:18)

What have I ever done

Because it pleases God to call (or not) whomever he will–‘This effectual call is of God’s free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man…’ (Westminster Confession of Faith, 10.2)

To deserve even one

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  (Ephesians 2:8, 9)

Of the pleasures I’ve known?

[Jesus] I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  (John 10:10)

 

Tell me Lord,

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!  (Psalm 31:24)

What did I ever do

That was worth love from you

Or the kindness you’ve shown?

…though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—(Romans 9:11)

 

Lord, help me Jesus, I’ve wasted it so

Help me Jesus I know what I am.

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.  (I Timothy 1:15)

Now that I know that I’ve needed you so

Help me Jesus, my soul’s in your hand.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  (John 3:16)

 

Tell me Lord,

If you think there’s a way

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  (John 14:6)

I can try to repay

The Debtor’s Ethic: We will never get out of debt to grace. And so the thought of gratitude ethic as a kind of payback ethic is devastating to increasing the glory of God’s grace in our lives. We go deeper into debt in grace, not pay it off.  ~ John Piper

All I’ve taken from you

…What do you have that you did not receive?… (I Corinthians 4:7)

 

Maybe Lord,

I can show someone else

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  (Matthew 28:19)

What I’ve been through myself

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,(Romans 3:23)

On my way back to you.

I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.  (Jeremiah 24:7)

 

 

 

  • Lesbian Feminist—and abortion zealot—Camille Paglia calls a spade a spade: ‘I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue.’

 

 

 

  • This [economic] crisis is largely external to the current scope of American politics, so it isn’t something that George Bush, John McCain or Barack Obama can even theoretically fix; it’s quite clear that they don’t even begin to understand what is happening, much less why, to say nothing of how they should respond. The only presidential candidate who understood the situation – he has condemned it for decades – was the candidate that the vast majority of the American people thought was too outlandish and too out of touch to support, Dr. Ron Paul.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proper hermeneutics are very important. Otherwise, you get items like this from author Thomas Horn: ‘New experiments in genetic engineering could open the doors for the return of fearsome “giants” described in the Bible – the offspring of human women and fallen angels.’ [ed. – Riiiiight.]

 

The Largest Flag in the World (and Beautiful to Boot!)

  

The Bestest Buy

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‘There shall arise in his place one who imposes taxes on the glorious kingdom; but within a few days he shall be destroyed, but not in anger or in battle.’  ~ Daniel 11:20

 

 

 

 

If I am sitting pretty and you’ve got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it (the tax hikes) but she can’t, what’s the big deal for me to say I’m going to pay a little bit more. That is neighborliness.’ ~ Barack Obama [ed. – Actually, it sounds more like theft to me.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • When I was a child, my daddy had a bumper sticker on the rear of his (sweet) 1975 Ford Gran Torino (like the one in Starsky & Hutch–only brown) that read, ‘Christians Aren’t Perfect … Just Forgiven.’ It is somewhat clever (and probably trite) but a truism nonetheless. We must never forget that the enemy crouches at the gate like a lion and, though we (Christians) are free from the fear of eternal damnation, we are subject to falling into sin–even the most heinous of sins–while we remain on earth. The story that famed Christian singer Ray Boltz has publicly admitted to living a homosexual lifestyle brings this matter to the fore. I pray that God will deliver Mr Boltz from this season of sin and he will be restored to the Church poste haste.

 

Nevertheless [Christians] may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalancy of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their perseverance, fall into grievous sins; and for a time continue therein: whereby they incur God’s displeasure, and grieve his Holy Spirit; come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts; have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded; hurt and prevalancy others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.  ~ Westminster Confession of Faith, 17.3

 

  • Although the economy continues the slide into full-blown meltdown—a condition caused and fostered in no small part by Federal Reserve and U.S. Government policies—McCain’s ‘solution’ (which is virtually indistinguishable from Obama’s) is to strangle the economy with increased Federal regulation. Still, the electorate—hobbled by a sort of electoral Stockholm Syndrome—will dutifully march to the polls to elect politicians who are openly admitting that they will pursue failed policies injurious to our economic wellbeing and interests.

 

 

 

1980’s Moment: Bruce Springsteen, My Hometown