Archive for December, 2008

So It Is

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

One cannot make peace with someone who will not make peace. A cease fire under this circumstance will never lead to peace; it only serves to prolong the disagreements and postpone the ultimate solution, which is to make further intransigence on the part of the intractable the most excruciatingly painful of the options that remain.

Time to Pay the Piper

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Congress plans to open hearings on Madoff\’s $50 billion fraud. They must be looking for ways to improve their own Ponzi scheme. They have, after all, grown fond of referring to us as investors rather than taxpayers. There are no \”lock-boxes\” for Social Security. They spend that money as fast as it arrives in the treasury. They pay the current beneficiaries from the contributions of the current crop of \”investors\”. This is the very essence and definition of \”Ponzi scheme\”. If private individuals ran their businesses like Congress runs government, they would be arrested. So when will our so-called public servants be required to face the music? It is not enough to simply turn these people out of office at the next election cycle. Crimes have been committed!

This Christmas Season, Grant Them Their Wish

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Sadly, there is but one course of action for the people of Israel to take and they have taken it. Israeli citizens cannot live in security and peace, and neither can their Arab neighbors (inside or outside the boundaries of the state of Israel) as long as Hamas (and Hizbollah and their respective sponsors) are allowed to employ violence against the Jewish State. It is the intransigence of these terrorist organizations that has ultimately forced the hand of the Israeli Defense Forces. Many others in the world, including the worse-than-useless UN, do not accept this fact or acknowledge Israel\’s right to defend itself and its people. The consistent failure to condemn Hamas for its incessant and indiscriminate cease-fire violations only serves to highlight the utter lack of moral clarity within the community of nations.

There is but one way to respond to those who have committed themselves to Jihad, and that is to grant them their wish; that they might die battling their enemies.

Minnesota Madness

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

We can distill a drop of clarity from the murkiness that exists astride the northern banks of the Mississippi. Judging from the dead-heat Senatorial race between incumbent Norm Coleman and alleged funny man, Al Franken, half of the voters of the state have got to be joking!

Meanwhile, Greg Craig, attorney for the President-Elect, issued a statement on the \”investigation\” he conducted concerning allegations of inappropriate contact by members of the incoming administration with Illinois Governor Blagojevich relative to the potential \”sale\” of the cold and abandoned Senate seat vacated two years ago by Mr. Obama. To the astonishment of all, Mr. Craig found that no impropriety occurred or existed in the handling of negotiations between the outgoing Senator or his staff and the outgoing governor and his staff. Thank goodness for impartiality!

What Can Brown Do To You?

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Once again Jerry Brown, California\’s AG, has rendered a thoughtless opinion that has the potential to unnecessarily intensify the bitterness and animosity over Proposition 8, set to run the judicial gauntlet again in March. He claims that Prop 8 is unconstitutional. It is not. It is part of the California Constitution. He finds that Proposition 8 is discriminatory. It is not.

Listen Jerry, it is really quite simple. Discrimination means treating someone differently than someone else, based upon an individual\’s or a group\’s immutable characteristics, right?

First of all, a behavior is not an immutable characteristic; it is a choice. More importantly, both homosexual and heterosexual individuals have the very same rights and the same prohibitions; both are permitted to marry a member of the opposite sex and both are prohibited from marrying someone of the same gender. How is this then discriminatory?

Some say that homosexuality is their nature. All of us, save a few, were born with all manner of natural inclinations, such as the inclination to hurt someone with whom one greatly disagrees. Is this inclination not something to be resisted? If all of us were genetically encoded to act in a certain way, what would be the purpose of law; secular or religious? Rules would be nonsensical if no one was given a choice relative to their behaviors. The rules would have already been imprinted in everyone\’s genetic material and we would all have to accept the value and validity of everyone else\’s reality no matter how inappropriate or sinister. Law would be completely irrelevant. Judges would have to seek other work, as would lawyers, legislators and police officers. In fact, government itself would have no purpose if our settings were fixed upon arrival.

Viewed scientifically, Charles Darwin may have said it best. \”Homosexuality is an evolutionary dead end.\” Darwin could not possibly be wrong, or?

What, then, is the true point of dispute among the No on 8 crowd? Their claim must be that they are unfairly treated because they are not permitted to marry the object of their affection; the person(s) they love. Where in the Constitution is this right found? Where is love to be found among the list of those things qualified to temper the judicial doctrines of the land? Ask the polygamist community. It is not to be found.

There is a place, however, where love is is enshrined in doctrine. It is the church; the very church against which the homosexual community rails. Why? Because there is a prohibition against homosexuality contained in those doctrines. Why? Because that behavior is a misuse of procreative power, as is adultery, a behavior prohibited by all serious religious institutions. That Moses delivered the commandment (among the other nine, now banned from courts of law in this nation) prohibiting adultery (a completely meaningless concept in the absence of marriage) is extraordinarily clear evidence that marriage is a religious institution pre-dating any secular doctrines, including the Constitution. Along with the other inalienable rights granted by our Creator, government interference, by the courts or the legislature, in the free exercise of these rights is constitutionally prohibited.

Sin is a reality in religious belief. Religions deal with the manifestations of sin as an essential part of their mission to perfect the individual, to the degree that perfection is possible. Moral cleanliness is a universal prerequisite for admission into the presence of Deity. Religions exist to put people on that path by helping the sinner cleanse himself of all sinful behavior, for the eternal benefit of that individual. Why? Because God loves his children. Who determines what is sin? Religious organizations. Is the government permitted to interfere with the free exercise of religion? According to the First Amendment it is not, even if a majority of people think otherwise. In this case, however, the majority agrees with the Constitution. That sinners complain should not be considered unusual.

After graduating from a Jesuit seminary, Jerry Brown should exhibit a better understanding of these facts. Perhaps the illustrious Governor Moonbeam has taken this turn toward the dark side for purely political purposes.

Kid\’s Favorite Question

Friday, December 19th, 2008

As we behold the unfolding of history before our eyes while journeying through this space and time, and as I seek out historical reference points for moorings and bearings on this increasingly long, strange trip, a question has been raised regarding Thomas Jefferson\’s most prominent role in our American saga; is he best described as a statesman or as a prophet? Or was he simply exercising uncommon common sense? The following are a few notable quotes to ponder as we consider the answer.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

After re-reading these overwhelmingly relevant observations, the question my children frequently asked from the back seat of the car comes wafting back to my recollection; \”Are we there yet?\”

To the Back of the Bus

Monday, December 15th, 2008

It is a richly ironic, here in the age of Rosa Parks, that the election of Barack Obama cannot help but force Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and other notable race mongers to the back of the bus.

Rest in Peace Cardinal Dulles

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

\”Many politicians, like much of the American public, seem to be unaware that abortion and euthanasia are serious violations of the inalienable right to life. These are not just \’Church\’ issues but are governed by the natural law of God, which is binding upon all human beings. The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights, since a person deprived of life has no other rights.” – Cardinal Avery Dulles

Mad About Madoff

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

In spite of the many claims that Madoff\’s $50 billion hedge fund scam is the biggest fraud in history, it is simply not true. The biggest fraud in history is happening right now, right under our noses, and is being run by the Federal Reserve and their minions in government. And Harry Reid thinks the \”tourists\” smell bad. This is not a conspiracy theory. Look at the mounting mountain of evidence.

Calling in Gay

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The homosexuals\’ gay day strike is a mighty peculiar demonstration. They are hoping to prove that they will be
missed. That may well be but it will not be their sexuality that will be wanting. The other curious disconnect here is to equate calling in sick with calling in gay. Is the implication here that the two are somehow related? The mere fact that employers can be sanctioned for terminating one of these strikers is proof that homosexuals really do have special rights and that if any inequality exists, it is in their favor.

Chicago Politics

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Today\’s arrest of the Illinois\’ governor on corruption charges should not come as a surprise. This is Chicago politics as it has been for many, many decades. That the prosecutor believes this to be a \”new low\” only means that he really hasn\’t been paying much attention. We all must pay very close attention to everyone ever associated with Chicago politics. Concern over the timing of this indictment can best be understood in view of the probability that the President Elect might have been trapped by one of those phone taps if the Justice Department had waited much longer.

Oil Standard

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Proof that the price of oil is not controlled by the major suppliers is available for all to see. OPEC, through Saudi Arabia, the worlds number one producer of oil, has stated that $75/barrel would be a fair price. So why, then, is the price $41/barrel and dropping? Is this in OPEC\’s interest? Does OPEC control the price? Apparently not! In whose interest, apart from the temporary cost relief to consumers, is the plummeting price of crude?

The price of oil is directly linked to the dollar. All OPEC oil is sold on the basis of US dollars, regardless of the local currency at the point of origin. This is not trivial happenstance. Has the supply of oil increased in recent months? Did someone simply miscalculate the world\’s oil reserves? Was the shortage that had us paying more than $4.50/gallon as real as the financial crisis that generated the initial $700 billion (that has grown to $7 trillion) bailout that occurred in October? That money is still sitting in the banks, although we were told that it was immediately needed to keep the credit markets in business, so that American businesses could stay in business. Who got loans? Who is getting loans? What is really going on?

Two things are happening; one is political, the other is financial but they are irrevocably intertwined. We have the world\’s central bankers to thank for both. The world\’s money supply, especially dollars, has grown significantly as the Fed and its sister banks overseas have continued to print money to cover the ever-expanding international indebtedness (now estimated to be $750 Trillion) generated by their intentionally fraudulent scheme. Apart from the nightmare of credit derivatives, the act of increasing the money supply causes devaluation of currency which causes increases in price.

So why is everything increasing in price, except for oil and the value of your house? Because the central bankers, through the IMF, arbitrarily fix the price of oil (and now the price of real property). Now that the ban on domestic oil exploration in the USA was permitted to lapse by the Democrats in Congress (who had no choice in the face of mounting pre-election pressures), the IMF had to put the kibosh on new domestic production by artificially reducing the price of a barrel of oil to such a level as to make new production unprofitable. At the same time, they are bending the will of the OPEC nations who are being squeezed between falling revenues and the fact that that they are too heavily invested in dollars to take any action other than to pray five times a day.

If America produced its own oil, what would happen to all those dollars in circulation? They would end up back here in short order and send us spinning into hyper-inflation. Even the wizards at the central banks cannot control hyper-inflation once it gets up a head of steam. The jig would be up and it would look worse than Elaine Benes\’ attempt at jigging. So, we continue to slough off the extra dollars through our purchase of OPEC oil. OPEC nations continue to buy our treasuries, nervously maintaining their very tentative economic position and our national indebtedness. The balance, though extreme, is managed for the moment. In the meantime, Obama, surrounded by enforcers from the Fed, looks temporarily like a savior because the price of gas has been restored to reasonable levels and consumer credit is still available for Christmas shopping. With the Obama administration prepared to provide as much cover for the bankers as possible, the Fed has temporarily averted their biggest nightmare; having their obaminable fraud fully exposed by an energy independent USA. Meanwhile, these same bankers continue to put everyone in their debt; nations, private industries, you and me.

The birthplace of the central banking system was London. They exported this ticking time bomb to our shores in 1913. We have been in the red ever since. This is how we have ultimately been made to pay for our impudence in firing the shot heard round the world; the most passionate and eloquent political statement ever made in the history of our nation.

We needn\’t wonder why the moral, ethical and intellectual quality of our elected representatives has experienced a decades\’-long recession. The price of incumbency is loyalty to the shadow government. No truly principled person would ever consent to such an appallingly unethical breach of the public trust.

Not Again!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

The presidents of the Big 3 auto makers have blown it again. Last time they showed up to testify before congress in private jets. This time they have chosen to convoy in the greenest autos they produce. Losers! They should have shown up in M1A1 Abrams tanks and taken care of the people who really caused this problem; our inept, corrupt congress. Failing that, however, it is somehow fitting that congress, the root cause of the industry\’s woes, is now asked to pony up for the damages. Trouble is, it is not the individual members of congress who will pay; it will be the American taxpayer. Still, the more laughable irony is that it is the taxpayer who continues to send these jokers back to Washington to loot and pillage. What goes around—-

The Smell of Tourists

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Dear Senator Reid;
That \”smell\” about which you have complained does not emanate from your constituents, the \”tourists\”, whose servant you and your fellow congresspersons are supposed to be. In case you have forgotten, all of you serve at their pleasure or in this case, displeasure. But thanks anyway for removing all doubt about how we ordinary Americans are viewed by the leadership of the Congressional majority. Government of the people, by the people and for the people? No longer. We are merely tourists in the kingdom of Democrats.

BTW. That \”noise\” you hear is the sound of millions of tourists whistlin\’ Dixie. Congrats, Saxby!

The Good News

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

We have three fewer superlibs (Uberlibs) in the US Senate.
Sending out legions of diplomats and social workers will provide the rest of the world with a truly valid reason to hate us.
With hyper-inflated currency it will be easier and less painful to pay our debts (unless we are just borrowing from Peter to PayPal).
Our troops will be coming home from Iraq–to police our neighborhoods.
The India/Pakistan problem will distract the majority of Pakistanis while we bomb Waziristan even further into the stone age.
If one had the money or the inclination, he might find the stock market an attractive alternative to watching his meager savings devoured by inflation. After losing half its value in the last 2 months, the market offers some real upside potential!
A new study reveals that only one in five of us have a personality disorder. That\’s all?!
Hillary Clinton is smarter and more attractive than Madeleine Albright.
Michelle Obama gets a diamond ring worth $30,000 and no one in the media is criticizing her for it. How fortunate for her.
A new study reveals that American teens are lying, stealing and cheating at an alarming rate. Who says politicians are not good role models?
Speaking of role models, Bill Clinton may run for Hillary\’s seat in the Senate. Now that his period of disbarment is over, he could join those other stellar jurists on the Judiciary committee by taking the seat to be surrendered by Joe Biden. What a tough act to follow; the smartest man in the Senate followed by the smartest man in the world!
Mormons like investigators; even those from the Fair Political Practices Commission.