Monday, April 30, 2007

God help us all from Obama

Found this link perusing Drudge.

What a maroon.

This article was a difficult read in that it had absolutely no flow. The topic in one paragraph did not lead to the next. I picked a few key quotes for analysis. Much of the article seemed to contradict itself and there were no conclusions. Drudge's headline indicated that Obama found Christ. I see none of that in this article. Emphasis mine throughout.

He [Obama] had sampled various faiths but adopted none until he met Mr. Wright, a dynamic pastor who preached Afrocentric theology, dabbled in radical politics and delivered music-and-profanity-spiked sermons.
Sorry, but the Bible is very clear that God loves us all.
The Christianity that Mr. Obama adopted at Trinity has infused not only his life, but also his campaign.
Obama's "Christianity" is different than mine? The type of Christianity that he "adopted"? What does that mean, to "adopt" Christianity. I "adopt" a dog from the pound, not my God.
The day after the party for Mr. Wright, Mr. Obama stood in an A.M.E. church pulpit in Selma, Ala., and cast his candidacy in nothing short of biblical terms, implicitly comparing himself to Joshua, known for his relative inexperience, steadfast faith and completion of Moses’ mission of delivering his people to the Promised Land.

“Be strong and have courage, for I am with you wherever you go,” Mr. Obama said in paraphrasing God’s message to Joshua.
Obama, the saviour and messiah. Spare us. You are not a deliverer.
Sarah Hussein Obama, who is his stepgrandmother but whom Mr. Obama calls his grandmother, still rises at 5 a.m. to pray before tending to her crops and the three orphans she has taken in.

“I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith,” Ms. Obama, 85, said in a recent interview in Kenya.
Hokay. Now which is it? Christianity or islam.
He [Mr. Wright, the minister of Obama] was also interested in the world beyond his own; in 1984, he traveled to Cuba to teach Christians about the value of nonviolent protest and to Libya to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, along with the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Mr. Wright said his visits implied no endorsement of their views.
Oh yeah right. And I have swampland in Florida to sell you. He goes to Cuba (oh and exactly HOW did he do that when you cannot travel there?), Libya, and Farrakhan. No extremism there! No condemnation of the brutalities in Cuba, Libya, and of the wretched stench that flows from Calypso Louis.
Mr. Wright preached black liberation theology, which interprets the Bible as the story of the struggles of black people, whom by virtue of their oppression are better able to understand Scripture than those who have suffered less.
So the Bible was written exclusively for black people and only THEY get it? Meaning that whites "suffered less"? That would be a big surprise to Pope Benny! So, he is saying he has absolute moral authority here? And no white slaves ever existed?
This book illuminates a subject once well-known in the history of the West but which is now somewhat neglected: the enslavement, over several centuries, of tens of thousands of white Christian Europeans and (later) Americans in Muslim North Africa -- or the so-called “Barbary” states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli. Over the course of 10 centuries, tens of thousands of these unfortunates became the possessions of Muslims in North Africa courtesy of the feared Barbary pirates. These pirates cruised the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in search of European and, later, American ships to pillage and plunder.

To the many members who, like the Obamas, are the first generation in their families to achieve financial success, the church warns against “middleclassness,” its term for selfish individualism, and urges them to channel their gains back into the community.
Obama is a FIRST generation of success? Um, no. Selfish INDIVIDUALISM? Ok, so now he is promoted collectivism? Nay, shall we say communism? Perhaps Marxism? And how does a poor, black family get to own slaves themselves? By being poor? Or perhaps by trafficking in slaves themselves?
Mr. Obama reassures liberal audiences about the role of religion in public life, and he tells conservative Christians that he understands why abortion horrifies them and why they may prefer to curb H.I.V. through abstinence instead of condoms. AIDS has spread in part because “the relationship between men and women, between sexuality and spirituality, has broken down, and needs to be repaired,” he said to thunderous applause in December at the megachurch in California led by the Rev. Rick Warren, a best-selling author.
So Messiah Obama gets to speak in a church, and yet can you imagine if President Bush did? And this paragraph seems to suggest that Obama has one message for liberals, and another for conservatives. Way to be consistent and bring people together! Not. He tells conservatives he "understands" their feelings. Big whoop. Apparently he does not share those opinions, let alone act in a conservative interest.
Congregants respond by saying critics [of Mr Wright's church] are misreading the church’s tenets, that it is a warm and accepting community and is not hostile to whites.
And still, the article goes to great lengths to ensure we are aware that:
  • Mr. Wright, a dynamic pastor who preached Afrocentric theology, dabbled in radical politics
  • Mr. Wright preached black liberation theology, which interprets the Bible as the story of the struggles of black people, whom by virtue of their oppression
And the mission statement of this church, until the heat was turned up on this church, stated:
1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the Black Community
3. Commitment to the Black Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness”
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.
On the Sunday after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Mr. Wright said the attacks were a consequence of violent American policies. Four years later he wrote that the attacks had proved that “people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West went on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.”
Oh yes, WE caused the attacks. Blah blah, yeah, yeah, heard it!

Interesting to note, that the mission statement has been REMOVED from the church's web site, to be replaced with the following pablum:
Trinity United Church of Christ has been called by God to be a congregation that is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that does not apologize for its African roots!
And then concludes:
The fortunate who are among us combine forces with the less fortunate to become agents of change for God who is not pleased with America’s economic mal-distribution!

W.E.B. DuBois indicated that the problem in the 20th century was going to be the problem of the color line. He was absolutely correct. Our job as servants of God is to address that problem and eradicate it in the name of Him who came for the whole world by calling all men, women, boys and girls to Christ.
Eradicate what, exactly? White people? America's economic mal-distribution? You mean capitalism? And replace it with what, like I cannot guess. And how is God displeased? Example please! Your job as servants of God is to address THAT problem? Color? Yeah well, color me surprised at this interpretation by this church.

Yup, where do I sign up to vote for THIS guy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

seung cho

Ok I have been reading up on this guy. Numerous articles state that had serious problems. Police involved, that he had a make believe girlfriend(that does seem strange for anyone over the age of 5) Had stalked classmates on the campus, and online, had also taken pictures of different women classmates from beneath his desk. The police were involved more than once. He had also been suicidal and had spent a night with counseling. Ok one night? Did you read the plays this guy wrote? His parents should not have sent him to college. He was a loner, ok I can see that but shunning any form of friendship or contact. His roommates even thought he was weird and could be dangerous or they wouldn't have called the cops. He wasn't just depressed, this is a whole different ball of wax. He needed help. Did anyone notice? How about his parents?I bet they do now.
I am all for the right to bear arms but how did this little psycho go into a gun shop and buy gun and ammo? No background check?
I can only imagine what this campus has gone through.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech

I am not sure exactly how I feel but numb. How can someone do what was done yesterday? I am wracking my brain trying to make sense of the carnage that one person can cause. Maybe there is no way to make sense because someone that would do that isn't sensible to begin with.
What can be so terrible to make a person do something like this? Was is an ex girlfriend, was it flunking out? What could make someone decide that this is the only way to go out? Did he fancy himself in his warped mind that he was going out in a blaze of glory?
I only hope that the students and teachers at VT can get on with their lives and be productive, communicative people. This is the key, talk about it, deal with it, help others, even if you don' t understand a comforting hand and a good ear goes a long long way. I can't help but think that if the shooter had these things may have turned out different.
My heartfelt sympathies to the families and the students who are dealing with this on a personal level.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Hillary: We've Never Had a President Like Bush

Fisking Hillary is like shooting fish in a barrel.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has had an opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the Muslim world in the aftermath of 9/11, but the Bush administration has squandered precious time to do so.
Meaningful dialogue? With whom? Define "Muslim world" in your view. If you mean Iraq and Afghanistan, the President has a solid relationship with them. In fact, the President of Afghanistan has been here to speak. OHH, you mean the THUGS! Holocaust-denying-but-we-will-make-sure-we-finish-the-job dictators? A "President" who had opposition whacked? Which Muslim world? Dar al-Islam or Dar al-Harb?
Clinton, who called the administration's actions "regrettable," told the Sunday Citizen newspaper of Laconia, N.H., that "We need to get back to a much more vigorous diplomatic outreach effort. The president won't talk to countries that he doesn't agree with. We've never had a president who was so unwilling to engage in processes with people who, yes, are adversarial to our interests, but we have to figure out how to work with them, how to change them, and I certainly would begin to do that again."
Vince Foster was unavailable for comment.
She told the Citizen that "Patient diplomacy over years is sometimes the only way to bring about peaceful reconciliations. ... If you provide options for people to see the world in a broader way, you at least have a fighting chance to have your message heard."
Can you provide ONE instance where "patient diplomacy over years" worked? You had eight years in the White House. Name one time from your experience there. Or anytime in the past. Let's see, was not until the second war with Algiers, in 1815, that naval victories by Commodores William Bainbridge and Stephen Decatur led to treaties ending all tribute payments by the United States. European nations continued annual payments until the 1830s. However, international piracy in Atlantic and Mediterranean waters declined during this time under pressure from the Euro-American nations, who no longer viewed pirate states as mere annoyances during peacetime and potential allies during war.
It took years of war to stop the Muslims in Tripoli. And then only by force.
Clinton also said:
  • It's regrettable President Bush "hasn't even been willing to have an international conference" on Iraq.
Yeah, well when the REST of the world ponies up more dough and more effort, maybe then he will. And who is to say he hasn't? Does it HAVE to be public? I doubt it. And how, specifically do you mean? France? Iran? Russia? Isn't it the intent of the Administration that Iraq stands on its own, free and independent?
  • She wants voters to "look at my qualifications and experience."
We have. Conclusion? Your qualifications stink. As for your experience? Well, let's just say I prefer we do not have any more sticky fingers in the White House.
  • "One thing we've learned over the last six years is that we need a steady hand in the Oval Office. We need somebody who can chart a course for our country, that is as much as possible non-partisan, not just bipartisan, that wants to restore competence to the government, who wants to make it clear that I'm willing to work with people of different points of view — I'm not sticking to one particular version of reality, as we've seen unfortunately the last six years."
A steady hand? Isn't that what you complained about before, that Bush refused to change direction? Non-partisan? You think YOU fill that bill? BWHAHAHAHAHA! Sticking to YOUR version of reality? You mean like this?

Hillary's hijab

  • The United States needs to lead by example, including by helping key nations build schools and pay teachers.
Let's fix our own educational system first shall we, before we attempt to instruct others how to do it. You oppose vouchers, I do not.
  • Bush "has broken faith with so much of American history and governmental practices" by unraveling past efforts to help the environment, promote nuclear weapon nonproliferation and restore fiscal responsibility.
I prefer to think of it as REMOVING past liberal efforts at creating a Socialist state in the US. Fiscal responsibility? YOU want to TAKE things from people, and redistribute, all the while skimming some for your self maybe? Bush cuts taxes, you want to RAISE them.

2008 cannot come soon enough.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Speaker Pelosi, where are the transcripts?

If the Democrats in Congress have the right to demand the transcripts of Vice President Cheney's Energy Working Group, then surely we have a moral right to know what was said between the Speaker and President Assad, and judge for ourselves where the truth lies.

It is interesting to note that there is no audio of the meeting that we see looped endlessly on TV. But it is clear through the body language of President Assad that he seems to be clearly lecturing her about something, while she appears to be dimly smiling and nodding. What is the discussion about? Will we ever know?
Ain't this the truth! I want the transcripts!

File this one under "She CANNOT be SERIOUS?!?!?!!?!"

Saw the headline on Drudge:
"Speaking just for myself, I would be ready to get on a plane tomorrow morning, because however objectionable, unfair and inaccurate many of (Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's) statements are, it is important that we have a dialogue with him,'' Lantos said. "Speaking for myself, I'm ready to go -- and knowing the speaker, I think that she might be.''

Pelosi did not dispute that statement, and noted that Lantos -- a Hungarian-born survivor of the Holocaust -- brought "great experience, knowledge and judgment" to the recent bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia in addition to Syria.
She has no boundaries, scruples, morals, or understanding of the Constitution.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Here we go again!

UPDATE: From LaShawn Barber's blog
Governor Deval Patrick, who was running for governor and promised to appease the homosexual lobby if elected, has made his first move. He recently “ordered state officials to record the marriages of 26 out-of-state gay couples,” which then-Governor Romney refused to recognize.

SF Asks High Court To Allow Same-Sex Marriages

San Francisco and the same-sex couples are appealing a ruling in which a Court of Appeal panel by a 2-1 vote in October upheld several state laws requiring marriage to be between a man and a woman.
What is that word, when you do the same thing again and again and again, and expecting a different result?

Oh yes.


Sunday, April 01, 2007

A new piece of art showing Senator Barack Obama as Jesus Christ is now on display at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

What a crock this man is. They make him to be a god (he is clearly not) and he seems to see himself that way: [emphasis mine]
Obama told the group that he can unite the country, and a united country will bring change.


"One of the things that I've come to realize is how much I learn in the state Legislature, because there's very few jobs that give you a better sense of the state and the people in it - the struggles they're going through every day," Obama said. "It was that experience in the Legislature that convinced me that politics can be a noble calling."
Callings are for clergy, not politicians. I think we are going to see him more and more like this until he finally implodes.


As I was researching, linked to The Obama Messiah Watch.
I therefore inaugurate the Obama Messiah Watch, which will periodically highlight gratuitously adoring biographical details that appear in newspaper, television, and magazine profiles of this otherworldly presence in our midst.
In his own words:

Although the overwhelming majority of Americans describe themselves as Christians, Obama does not believe that any one religion should define the United States.

“We are no longer just a Christian nation,” he argues in “Audacity,” which was published last year. “We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”

Obama calls the Iraq war “a botched and ill-advised U.S. military incursion into a Muslim country.” He is also protective of civil rights for Muslims in the U.S.