Monday, December 14, 2009

It's because of Christmas.

My kids get 2 weeks off school.
I get 1 day off work.
Because of Christmas.

Lots of evergreen trees are cut down.
Those trees are then put up and decorated.
Because of Christmas.

Houses are strung with lights.
Carolers sing from door to door.
Because of Christmas.

Retailers (usually) go from red to black.
Consumers (typically) get deeper into debt.
Because of Christmas.

Songs are sung.
Stockings are hung.
Because of Christmas.

People eat fruitcake (well, some do)
Eggnog is drunk by the gallon.
Because of Christmas.

Cards are sent.
Presents are wrapped.
Because of Christmas.

Kids sit on Santa's lap.
I settle down for a long winter's nap.
Because of Christmas.

It's not because of Hanukkah.
It's not due to Kwanzaa.
It's not Eid Al Adha or Ashura either.

It's not for Walt Disney's birthday,
Or Ira Girshwin's either.
Not for Emily Dickenson,
or Tiger Woods, or even Ozzy Osborne.
Jesus is the reason for the season.

It's not Happy Holidays.
It's not Season's Greetings.
It's Merry Christmas.

It's an Inn with no rooms.
It's a baby in a manger.
It's shepherds and angels.
It's gold, frankincense and myrrh.
It's peace on Earth and goodwill toward men.

It's hope for Mankind.
It's because of Christmas.


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Atheists really DO believe in (G)od.

That title may sound strange, but this morning I came to the realization that atheists really do believe in God, they just don't realize it or admit it. And they don't want to.

If you happen to get into a debate with an atheist, they will inevitably ask you who created God. This is, of course ridiculous and will lead into a recursive arguement (ok, then, who created them? And who created them? etc...)

Turn the question back on them. Who created them? They'll eventually go back through the arguements of evolution until they get to the Big Bang. What caused the Big Bang? Per Wikipedia, "the term Big Bang generally refers to the idea that the Universe has expanded from a primordial hot and dense initial condition at some finite time in the past (currently estimated to have been approximately 13.7 billion years ago), and continues to expand to this day." In layman's terms, there was this big ball of energy that expanded and made everything.

OK. Fine. But where did that big ball of energy come from? What/who created it? And who created that? And who created that? And so on and so on. Back to the recursive arguement.

The problem here is that atheists limit their arguement to the existence of the created. They can not fathom an eternal God who always was, and is and evermore shall be. They choose to believe in a non-conscious, impersonal blob of energy as their god, rather than a conscious, personal, loving God.

I think the reason they do so is that there is no moral obligation when a blob of energy is your god. If they were to choose to believe in God, or any other diety for that matter, then they would be bound to a moral code. This of course, is the issue. They want to be accountable to no one and live their lives how they want to, regardless of the consequences. It's much more convenient (and requires a heck of a lot of faith) to believe in a blob of energy that won't hold you accountable for your actions. You don't have to be responsible. You can do what you want and not worry about the consequences, and when you die, you just return to being a blob of energy. In essence, atheists are their own god.

Choosing to believe in God means that there are moral absolutes. You are responsible for what you do and you will be held accountable. The cool thing, however, is you are forgiven. You have a personal God that communicates with you and LOVES you. And you get to party forever.

To me it's really sad that these people have no hope. This life is all there is to them. There's a saying I heard once that I like:
I'd rather live my life as if there was a God and be wrong, than live my life as if there wasn't a God and die to find out that there is.


Merry Christmas!

FOXNews.com - White House Christmas Decorations? Yes. White House Christmas Card? No.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ACLU to sue George Washington and Abe Lincoln posthumously

OK, not really, but they are crazy enough to. In honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to personally violate the "separation of church and state" by reprinting the Thanksgiving proclamations of these Presidents from 1789 and 1863. Don't send this link to the ACLU, they might actually try it!

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789. G. Washington


By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

National Holiday Tree?

Nothing pisses me off more than people that try to take Christ out of Christmas. All this 'Season's Greetings', 'Happy Holidays' and 'Holiday Tree' instead of Christmas Tree crap just makes me fume.

But what makes me fume even more is the people that spread false rumors about these issues. All they are doing is undermining the point.

There apparently is a rumor going around that the Obama's are having a Holiday Tree instead of a Christmas tree. Lets put this rumor to rest early. It's not true. While it would not surprise me in the least, it's just not factual. Yet. :) Again, it would not suprise me one bit, but I've checked it out and there is nothing to substantiate this rumor. You can find some information about this at the following links:

FactCheck.org
TruthOrFiciton.com
CapitolChristmasTree.org
Snopes.com

Please don't help propigate this rumor by passing along this or any other email dealing with this subject, and I encourage you to check out any other email you get regarding any rumor before you pass it along. A couple of the websites listed above are great resources to check out internet/email rumors.

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Larry David Blasted for 'Curb' Episode Where He Urinates on Jesus Painting

If this had been a picture of Mohammed, the muslims would be rioting in the streets and trying to kill this guy. If it had been some jewish 'icon', there would be outrage over the anti-semitism. But, since it was Jesus, it's ok and us Christians are supposed to just sit back and let this kind of thing happen without saying anything. By the way, Happy Holidays.

Larry David Blasted for 'Curb' Episode Where He
Urinates on Jesus Painting - FOXNews.com

Friday, October 23, 2009

We're not in times of Jacuzzi!

Yes, please, Mr. Obama. Please take us down the Venezuela road. They got it good!

"...what kind of communism is that? We're not in times of Jacuzzi" Chavez said.


Hugo Chavez: No Singing in the Shower Amid Water Concerns -FOXNews.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Aesop's Fable
OLD VERSION:
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer
long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances
and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the
cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
________________________________

MODERN VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,
building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances
and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference
and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well
fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the
shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home
with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor
grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and
everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant 's
house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall
overcome.' Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the
grasshopper's sake.

Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry
King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and
both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair
share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper
Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of
green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his
home is confiscated by the government.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last
bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just
happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he
doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the
house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize
the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be VERY careful how you vote in 2010



"For those who voted for hope and change, bend over and prepare to receive your bounty."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Islam on Capital Hill

"OUR TIME HAS COME"

Really? What's that supposed to mean?

Check out this website that is promoting an islamic event in Washington DC.
http://www.islamoncapitalhill.com/

Supposedly an event to promote peace, unity and prayer, etc. But if you know anything about Islam, you know it is NOT a peaceful religion.

EXCLUSIVE: W.H. collects Web users' data without notice - Washington Times

It's getting deeper and deeper!

White House collects Web users' data without notice - Washington Times

Friday, September 11, 2009

I have not forgotten.

I haven't. My family and friends haven't. But it seems our president and many members of congress have.

On that day, President Bush said "We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them." On that day, I doubt you could have found anyone that disagreed, except perhaps muslims and extreme liberals.

Now, those extreme liberals are in charge. Today, Obama says to these very terrorists that killed thousands, and those that harbor them, "Hey, let's have a talk."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The truth comes out.

The truth comes out. What this lady is saying is what the 'democrats' are all about now. Be careful. November 2010 can't get here fast enough.

video

Think anyone in the Obama Administration said, "OH S..T!" when they heard this?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

White House Green Jobs Adviser Apologizes for Calling Republicans 'Assholes' - Political News - FOXNews.com

White House Green Jobs Adviser Apologizes for Calling Republicans 'Assholes' - Political News - FOXNews.com

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Don't worry pal, as with other Obama associates (Wright, Ayers, etc), what you did BEFORE joining the administration will be overlooked. Surely what you've believed your entire life changed the moment you became and Obamian!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hitl...er, I mean Obama Youth

More attempted indoctrination of our kids.

"Critics decry White House 'indoctrination' plan calling on schools to teach kids more about Obama."

White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'A-holes' - Political News - FOXNews.com

WARNING! This quote contains an offensive word!!

White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes' - Political News - FOXNews.com: "Van Jones, the Obama administration's 'green jobs' adviser, told a group of listeners earlier in the year that the reason Republicans are stonewalling the president is because they're 'assholes.'"


Yup, this is one of Obama's communist Czar's mentioned a couple of posts ago.

Not gonna say "I told ya so!"

President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised American Muslims for enriching
the nation's culture at a dinner to celebrate the Islamic holy month of
Ramadan.
"The contribution of Muslims to the United States are too long to
catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and
our country," Obama said at the iftar, the dinner that breaks the holiday's
daily fast.
~ Fox News

This is the same guy who, back in May, garnered this headline:
President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning. All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance.
~Washington Times

I'm not gonna say "I told ya so!"

Mainly cause I already have: See this post.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

America no more.

Well, you asked for change and you got it. But I hope you are beginning to see that its not change for the better. Obama and his administration are determined to dismantle this country and rebuild it as socialist, if not fully communist.

The actions of the democrats are loud and clear.

Take this video of John Murtha, the democratic congressman who is the chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee:


Or how about this audio clip from the 'distinguished' congresswoman from California, Diana Watson, also a democrat:


Or maybe this from Officer Wesley Cheeks:


And why does Obama surround himself with self-proclaimed socialists/communists:

Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.
-Washington Times

Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. But in jail, he said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."
In 1994, the young activists formed a socialist collective, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM, which held study groups on the theories of Marx and Lenin and dreamed of a multiracial socialist utopia.
-East Bay Express News (Van Jones is now the Green Jobs Czar.)

In an interview published in 1995, Ayers characterized his political beliefs at that time and in the 1960s and 1970s: "I am a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist ... [Laughs] Maybe I'm the last communist who is willing to admit it. [Laughs] We have always been small 'c' communists in the sense that we were never in the Communist party and never Stalinists. The ethics of communism still appeal to me. I don't like Lenin as much as the early Marx. I also like Henry David Thoreau, Mother Jones and Jane Addams" In 1970 Ayers was called "a national leader" of the Weatherman organization and "one of the chief theoreticians of the Weathermen" by The New York Times. The Weathermen were initially part of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM) within the SDS, splitting from the RYM's Maoists by claiming there was no time to build a vanguard party and that revolutionary war against the United States government and the capitalist system should begin immediately. Their founding document called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."
-Quoted from Wikipedia, see original sources there (Ayers and Obama are friends and Obama launched his political career from Ayers' livingroom.)

There's plenty of other examples, I just don't have time right now to list them all.

I've been saying all along that Obama is a socialist. He's started getting control of the banks. He's started getting control of the auto industry. He's trying to push his socialist health care plan through. He's doing all he can to turn this country into a socialist/communist nation.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Can you afford to pay 57% in taxes?

57% taxes coming.

"The $544 billion tax hike would violate one of President Obama's ironclad campaign promises: No family will pay higher tax rates than they would have paid in the 1990s."

What? You mean Obama lied to us??

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pretty cool animation

This is an animation showing all the civil flights in the world over a 24 hour period. Pretty amazing:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Proof of accuracy in the news

Today the world is mourning the death of actor David Carradine. One news article reports the following:

Chuck Binder, Carradine's manager, said the actor was staying in the Thai capital while shooting a movie called "Stretch." When a producer went to his luxury hotel room, he discovered the actor's body, Binder said, adding that the cause of death is "under investigation."

The NEXT PARAGRAPH in the SAME ARTICLE:
The paper said Carradine had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday but could not be contacted after he failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday. His body was later found by a hotel maid at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.


Now we know everything we read is the TRUTH!!!

Told ya so!

Remember this post? http://memo2self.blogspot.com/2008/10/is-obama-closet-muslim.html

Have you read today's paper? How about this article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/04/obama-calls-new-beginning-muslim-world/

"Highlighting his own Muslim roots and embracing Islamic culture, President Obama defined himself as the linchpin in a "new beginning" between the West and Islamic world."

"The president sought to highlight Muslim contributions to the modern world and stress common ground between his country and Muslim states"
Contributions to the modern world, such as the destruction of the World Trade Center and the west wall of the Pentagon, and a big black spot in a Pennsylvania field? Seems like Barry's forgotten about these things.

"Obama quoted the Koran and greeted the Cairo University audience with the Arabic, "assalaamu alaykum." He used his full name, Barack Hussein Obama. The audience applauded thunderously when the president cited lessons from the Koran and at one point someone shouted, "We love you."


"We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security. Because we reject the same thing that people of all faiths reject -- the killing of innocent men, women and children. And it is my first duty as president to protect the American people."
Ok I'll give him kudos for saying that his first duty is to protect the American people. I just don't agree with the way he's going about it. He says "we reject the same thing that people of all faiths reject -- the killing of innocent men, women and children." Obviously he doesn't know Islam as well as he'd like us to think. Islam is all about killing anyone who is not muslim and will not convert to Islam - Islam considers them infidels and all infidels are to be killed, whether they be men, women or children. The blind don't know they are following the blind until they hit the bottom of the hole.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Twitter meme!

I started a new meme on Twitter! Everyone post your goal! Mine is to become the first 'NORMAL' person with 1 million followers. Twitter now has a purpose.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Buy Black??

All I'm saying is that if this was a white couple trying to patronize only white-owned businesses, they would be called racist. However, since it's not, it's just fine. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519965,00.html
http://www.ebonyexperiment.com/

Monday, February 23, 2009

Best Buy Bailout?

There I was at Best Buy on Saturday night just trying to buy a computer. I was using my debit card, and I always have it run as credit so I can get the Visa Extras points. Everything was going as normal till the nice little machine asked me for my PIN and I hit cancel to make it go into credit mode.

The nice little machine then, ever so non-chalantly asks me:

Are you sure you want to put
$10,564,294,728,913,230,954.43
on your credit card?
Um...

I looked at the guy ringing it up, looked at the computer I was buying, and said, "I know it's nice, but it's not THAT nice."

I told him not to do anything and get a manager so the manager could see it, but instead he just hit cancel and reset the terminal. !!!!!!!

If only I had thought fast enough and pulled out my phone to take a picture! So anyway I pulled a manager over and told him what happened. He said, "Yeah that happens once in a while. Supposedly Corporate is working on it." They totally acted like it was no big deal.