Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson

Here's an article that sums up my feelings on Michael Jackson pretty well. Beyond that, I think it's really sad that he'll likely be remembered as much for the last 15 years as much as his talent.

I'm not going to rehash anything that happened or might have happened in his later years. He's gone. There used to be a time when it was considered wrong to speak ill of the recently deceased. If you want to see how horrible some people are or how mean people can be, just look at some of the reactions to Michael's death.

People really suck sometimes.

In addition to those who are still taking shots at him for whatever reasons, you also have the people are making judgments on Michael's place in eternity.

I've always understood that not judging others was mostly about not judging the state of their hearts or whether they had a relationship with God. Apparently the majority of other Christians interprete it as, "It's not for us to say what's right or wrong, but it's easy to tell where someone will spend eternity."

Do you know why there are so many people in this country who strongly oppose Christianity? The number one reason, which never dawns on most Christians, is that God said it would be this way. I don't know why we're ever surprised when people don't like us. The second reason is because people have observed Christians. And for those people, I completely get it.

My hope is that Michael Jackson is at peace now and has the type of love he never received on this planet. I hope someday the legacy of his talent wins out. And while Billie Jean or Bad will still be played years from now, I hope people also understand that he had something to say.

"There are people dying, if you care enough for the living..." "If you're thinking of being my brother it don't matter if you're black or white." I hope lyrics like that and songs like Will You Be There, and Man in the Mirror, will be as much his legacy as anything else.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

An Essay on Racist Jokes

There are eight billion ways to begin this post and even more examples I could cite on what I'm talking about, but people (read: liberals) will play the racist card at the drop of a hat. One thing that really throws them over the edge is anytime you mention a black person (or apparently anything even remotely connected with them) and a monkey, gorilla, or related primate.

Anybody with a functioning brain can see the potential danger in associating these things, but sometimes, they're just associations without any deeper meaning. Let's look at this example from a few months ago.

The cartoon is a combination of this story and the out of control stimulus spending. Not hard to figure out. Unless you're Al Sharpton.

So the other day, Drudge ran a story with a picture of Obama, and his pose in the picture brought to mind another famous picture. Enough that I Googled for said famous picture so I could do a blog post about it. I didn't run with it. Apparently great minds think alike because Monty saw the same thing, had the same thought, and did a post on it. If a more well-known person ran with it, I can't imagine the flack they'd get.

And the joke is all about the pose. That's it. But it's so uncanny that it makes the whole thing hilarious.

There are a lot of jokes that can be made about Obama, and most of them are going to be called racist. Few, if any, will really deserve it. But it's all made me think of one thing:

Obama's background is ethnically diverse. His mother is white. So any time you libs see an Obama joke or cartoon you don't like and think they're talking about blacks it's because you're racist. Maybe you ought to look at yourself before you cast stones.

Uh Oh

Ahmina...Ahminn...that Iranian guy called out Fearless Leader. Looks like it's time for Barry to man up.

This won't end well.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quick Hits

I go one day without posting, and then there are 80 billion stories that need my attention. Here we go:

They say these teachers are doing nothing, but that doesn't give you enough information. Many teachers sit in front of the class doing nothing. These people are on paid vacations.

If someone threatens to wipe you off the map, you'd talk about it, right? Well, either you'd be wrong, or I'm not listening to the right people.

Obama finally condemned Iran this weekend for slaughtering protesters (be sure to read the info before the video). It took a few more days for him to decide to disinvite them from the 4th of July barbecue at the White House. Neither of these actions should be construed as evidence he's finally grown a spine.

Transformers 2 premiered last night to the chagrin of liberals. It may take a swipe at Obama. And it's supposedly racist. Look, anybody who's observed 14-25 year old white males in the last few years can tell you that seeing guys speak in ebonics and having gold teeth can mean you're in the 'hood, or it can mean you're at an all-white high school.

Obama's Health Care informercial airs tonight. The timing's good, because improved healthcare will come in handy when North Korea nukes us. And Iran's clearly not worth our attention. But I've enjoyed this quote from the Bamster regarding healthcare:

"If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care; if they tell us that they're offering a good deal, then why is it that the government, which they say can't run anything, suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That's not logical.” (story here)

Like logic's really your strong point. But you're right, I can't possibly imagine how government will run private insurers out of business.

Wednesday's big news is that they found out where Mark Sanford's been: Argentina. Apparently, he has a little filly down there. There's nothing like a Republican pulling a John Edwards (or Bill Clinton or ...) to shift the focus away from Obama, who's really been wilting under the spotlight. The liberals would be thanking God if they went for that sort of thing. Thanks, Mark.

Of course, one benefit of the Sanford saga was that I got a chuckle out of this.

And finally, I'm afraid that all the other big news of the past two days are taking too much attention away from this. I'm not sure what's been going on in my home state lately, but I blame the heat. And Brad Henry.

I think my biggest problem with this story is that they say she was flashing her headlights, and they caught her in a car with her blouse open. Which set of headlights are we talking about here? Another funny thing that resulted from this story is that when I posted it on Twitter, a friend remarked that they got really scared when they saw her picture. Like a chick putting out for potato chips is going to be hot. I'm sure that was edited out of Pretty Woman.

Lays should use that in a marketing campaign. "So good you'll whore yourself out for them!"

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Great Appeaser

I was gone for the weekend and wasn't anywhere near a computer while gone. Apparently, I missed quite a bit of $#*%.

It's almost not worth playing the,"If Bush had done that," game with the left because that's who they are and that's what they do: they can't exist without double standards. But if Bush had taken a presidential motorcade to get ice cream with his girls while Iran was erupting and young girls were being shot in the streets, lefties would have raised unholy hell.

But remember, kids, we don't want to impose our ideals on any country. Especially not when a country has so many of its citizens crying out for freedom and democracy. Not when that country poses a grave threat to the security of its neighbors and the security of our own country, and seeing a change in regimes could only be beneficial to the ideas of security and peace. No, no, no, you can't impose your ideals on them, especially not when the matter at hand is whether to get sprinkles or hot fudge on your dessert.

If I ever have to listen to someone spout off about W. and "The Pet Goat" after this, they're going to be eating their soup through a straw.

Also, our wise, benevolent Supreme Leader apparently also addressed fathers this weekend on the kinds of fathers they should be. Pretty smug advice coming from someone who views children as choices or "mistakes". I thought this was a good response to Barry's heartfelt admonishment.

So in our honor of our all-knowing, all-feeling Ruler, I came up with this little ditty. All due apologies to the Platters and the real version of this tune, which is one of the all-time greats.

Oh yes, I’m the great appeaser
Making sure I say the right things
Carefully chosen words
Apologies will be heard
Til my praises are all that they sing

Oh yes, I’m the great appeaser
Making sure not to upset the cart
Won’t take a stand against Iran
I’ve made waffling into an art

Too real are my delusions of self grandeur
Too real that I want to be crowned king of the world

Oh yes, I’m the great appeaser
Looking at others with my nose in the air
I’ll do what I can to offend allies
And with enemies I’ll kiss their derriere
Making sure America’s fair

Too real are my delusions of self grandeur
Too real that I want to be crowned king of the world

Oh yes, I’m the great appeaser
Looking at others with my nose in the air
I’ll do what I can to offend allies
And with enemies I’ll kiss their derriere
Making sure America’s fair

Friday, June 19, 2009

It just hit me a few minutes ago that having a blog with this name without somehow "honoring" this guy was just an egregious oversight on my part.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Speaking Truth to Power

Gerald Walpin might want somebody to start his car for him for awhile.

This Week in Liberalism

Bill Maher said Obama needs to be more like Bush. He may have been high when he said it, but he said it.

Obama's defended the Defense of Marriage act (that was almost as fun to type as it is to read), and the gays are getting pissy.

All this coming on the heels of Roseanne trashing Obama a couple of weeks ago, and NOW reprimanding Letterman last week.

It's kind of fun to sit back and watch them eat their own, isn't it?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What's wrong with this picture?

Who does this?

What woman, knowing full well that she's going to attract attention, goes out shopping in...whatever the heck that is? A t-shirt with ribbon? Tights? Let's just call it...very casual.

But gets dressed up to work in her garden?

I'm so glad we have so many magazines and television outlets to tell us how stylish and sophisticated she is. Otherwise, I would have been confused by this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Rant on the Letterman Incident

Now that the Letterman/Palin Incident has finally, maybe been resolved (There are still people lining up protests to have Letterman fired, even though Palin accepted his apology), there are a couple of points I would like to make.

1) I think conservatives need to be careful about how they express outrage when somebody says something stupid. Letterman needed to have his feet held to the fire, or whatever the expression is, when the joke was made about Willow. Which it was, because of its setup, even if that wasn't the intention. But when the excuses were made that Letterman meant Bristol, "Oh, and that makes it better?" was a poor argument. Like it or not, she's the child of a public figure who is legally an adult. That makes her a legitimate target.

I'm not saying it's right to go after her, and I'm not excusing crude comments to be made about her, but it's the reality of the situation.

Further, I don't think it's such a hot idea to try to dictate what jokes people can and can't make about adults. Then you get into being politically correct, and conservatives are supposed to hate that. It's like this: we get cheesed when we're not allowed to criticize Democrats. So we try to keep liberals from attacking Republicans. Instead, the better angle would probably be to criticize liberals and tell them to stick it when they tell us we can't say certain things. Which brings me to my next point.

2) People tried to silence Letterman and missed a golden opportunity to teach moderates and undecideds a valuable lesson: liberalism doesn't exist without double standards.

People made the argument, "Well, if a comedian said those things about the Obama girls, there'd be hell to pay!" It's true, but why talk hypotheticals when there's plenty of evidence to point to that shows the left's hypocrisy?

For example, I have a liberal friend who posted this to her Facebook. Some of her comrades joined in her outrage.

But did she make a peep about Letterman? No. Did she say anything when Playboy published the rape article about conservative women recently? Nope. Did she offer anything on what's happened to Carrie Prejean? Only silence. But make a joke about Queen Obama, and the alarms sound!

Step one is to point out supposedly liberal causes, such as tolerance and equality, and then use these exhibits to demonstrate liberals only care about them when it comes to other liberals. Step two is to say Rusty DePass was only making a joke. It's humor, you can't hold him accountable to it. When someone calls b.s., then you point out Letterman's first excuse, Jamie Foxx's excuse, anything Bill Maher would say if he had anything remotely resembling a conscience, etc.

Sure it's a b.s. excuse. Look who's always spouting it!

Conservatives need to quit lowering themselves to liberal "standards" by trying to play their games. You don't promote freedom by telling people what they can't say. You can't fight the left's fire with fire without burning yourself. Liberals are wily that way. Instead, it's better to point out their hypocrisy, win people to your side, and then hit them where it hurts the most: the ballot box.

As far as Letterman, like I said: if you're making jokes about minors or advocating rape, then you deserve to have your butt handed to you on it. But when he calls someone a slut, don't try to shut him up. If he thinks that, he should have the freedom to say so. I should also exercise my freedom to call him an idiot, point out how tacky he is, and watch something else. If enough people do the latter, he'll either change or we won't have to put up with him anymore.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

On Abortion Conscience Protection

I get regular e-mail from WallBuilders, which is an organization dedicated to preserving American history, especially the moral and religious aspects of it. They're great, and I highly recommend checking them out. This is a letter that went out last week from their founder, David Barton, regarding conscience protection.


President Obama has announced that he will rescind the conscience protection for medical workers that currently provides them legal protection for refusing to violate their conscience by participating in abortions.

Significantly, the Bible makes the rights of conscience a repeated subject of emphasis, with thirty references in the New Testament alone. The warning is even issued that if an individual "wounds a weak conscience of another, you have sinned" (I Corinthians 8:12). Christians were therefore instructed to respect the differing rights of conscience (v. 13). (See also I Corinthians 10:27-29.)

The rights of conscience have long been a cherished characteristic of the American civil fabric, and America's Framers openly praised these protections:

No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience. THOMAS JEFFERSON, SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION
Consciences of men are not the objects of human legislation. WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION
Security under our Constitution is given to the rights of conscience. JOHN JAY, ORIGINAL CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE U. S. SUPREME COURT
Government is instituted to protect property of every sort. . . . [and] conscience is the most sacred of all property. JAMES MADISON, SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION
Today, the safeguards for the rights of conscience now appear in forty-seven state constitutions. The President's decision to rescind these protections places him in direct opposition to four centuries of America's civic and religious leaders.

We have just finished a piece that addresses conscience protection from a Biblical and historic perspective. You can read this piece online, or download it . Please share this information with friends and encourage them to contact their elected officials, urging them to preserve conscience protection for medical workers.

Protection for the rights of conscience is just one more reason that Biblical Christianity is so beneficial to a culture and why its principles must be preserved in public policy.

God Bless!

David Barton

Later in the week I'll aim for a few posts that are more lighthearted. Between politics and personal life, there's enough "heavy" stuff that I'd like to focus on something funny for awhile.

Monday, June 8, 2009


I'm sure I've referenced the site before, but IMAO is a blog I check multiple times on a daily basis. Frank and his associates are funny and they're spot on with their humor and observations. If you've never been to their site, check it out at

In addition to a new, recurring feature that's a favorite of mine, "Capitalist Propaganda" (some of which was posted here), they've also been featuring awards given from other bloggers. I would also like to recognize them for their tireless work in promoting common sense.

Someone may get fired over this

It's really lame that this is the best the state run media can come up with---and they treat it as some kind of cutesy joke---but I bet somebody still gets ticked.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Let me get this straight...

We're not, nor have we ever been, a Christian nation, but we're "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world"?

I mean, it's not like any of this should surpise me in light of things like, "I don't want to run GM, but here's how we're going to operate..." and crap like that, but geez. This is getting out of hand.

What next, things like this?

"Oh, look there at the cat."

"That's actually not a cat, Mr. President, that's a fire truck."

"What are you talking about? Don't you see me petting this cat right here?"

"Can you turn the siren off, sir?"

"Come on, don't act like you don't enjoy hearing a kitty purr."

(See, that joke works on two levels. For one, it makes fun of the way he says one thing and the truth is actually something quite different. The other is that it's hard to tell whether or not he's smart enough to know the difference between a cat and a fire truck.

I mean, on the one hand, everything he does is on purpose and he's achieving his goals---if you're one of those people who thinks, "Well, he just doesn't know what's happening/How could he not know how bad this is", think again---and on the other hand, I don't think he could find his butt with both hands and a flashlight.)

(And yeah, I abuse the crap out of parentheses. Get used to that.)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Let me get this straight...

So it's a grand idea for Iran to run with nuclear energy, but we shouldn't even consider it? And the Chinese can produce Hummers and everything's hunky dory, but we can't do it because we'll destroy the environment?

Maybe this clown does have a superior intellect, because I sure can't fathom his logic.