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Saturday, December 10, 2005

"The Republican Party.s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from the problems in Iraq." --Senator Inouye


No, Senator Inouye, it is your party's cut and run rhetoric that is shameful. Your energy should be directed to the real skunks in your party that are betraying their country.

Every war is fought on three levels: on the battle field, in the arena of world opinion, and in the domestic opinion. Treason in any area betrays the troops and nation.

This writer lived through the Viet Nam area when the voters rejected to treason of the Kerrys and the Jane Fondas only to lose the war by the betrayal of the media and the politicians over the nothing of Watergate. Those who hyped the Watergate fiasco betrayed their country for political gain just as surely as Benedict Arnold betrayed his country.

The American people are much more sophisicated, the liberal East Coast media monopoly is no more, and the liberal monopoly of Congress is broken, and we will not tolerate this current treason.

We can hardly wait to get out to vote in 2006 and get rid of more American chickens. Bring 'em on.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Blogging My Blog

Concerning the Don Quixote quote below:

It was not the Constitution or the Bill of Rights that gave us our freedoms. It was the brave men at Trenton, Princeton, Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Normandy, Iwo Jima, lately in Irag, and many other places around the world. Paper means nothing if not backed up by arms. If you don't believe it, wave the Ten Commandments the next time some burgler breaks into your home. Read them to the pedophile and rapist. Faith without works is dead. It is the work of the policemen and the military that preserves the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. God knocked down the walls of one city in Israel's conquest of Canaan to show He could do it. The other cities were taken by the assault of the troops. Both kinds of operations were equally the work of the Captain of the Lord's Host. Read the book of Joshua.

When we no longer believe that the military does not do the work of God, then we will deserve to lose our liberties.

When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor" he was not talking about debate, lying down in the street, fasts, and campus demonstrations. The signers meant war and force of arms. "Divine Providence" meant the wisdom and direction of their arms by the only wise God. Our liberty is given to us by God, and only American chickens will be the cause of its loss. The bloody feet in the snow at Valley Forge testify to its true cost.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Two-Edged Sword: "Welcome to the bottom of the slippery slope. The "diversity of views" argument is being tossed around by almost all the Federal Vision adherents. They want the Westminster's view to take a back seat again, and allow the many other views on doctrines like justification and the sacraments. "

Great blog by Rev. Lee Johnson, up in the land of ice and snow, Herreid, SD.
Excite News: "'I will do everything I can, including a filibuster, to stop this Patriot Act conference report, which does not include adequate safeguards to protect our constitutional freedoms,' said Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who was the only senator to vote against the original version of the Patriot Act."

And so the brave Don Quixote bravely charged the windmills, because that was less dangerous than defending liberty by supporting the war in Iraq. The democratic liberal senators cannot find courage to defend freedom by arms, but they will try to talk the Patriot Act to death in the name of paper freedoms. These freedoms won't mean much if our men at arms are neutralized by these wimps.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Politics from Tom Sawyer

I knew I had seen a debate of this spirit before some place. I mean the liberal response, ala Howard Dean and John Terry, to the resurgence of George Bush over the past two weeks. Then I remembered. Of course, from Mark Twain:

"I can lick you!"
"I'd like to see you try it."
"Well, I can do it."
"No you can't, either."
"Yes I can."
"No you can't."
"I can."
"You can't."
An uncomfortable pause. Then Tom said:
"What's your name?"
"'Tisn't any of your business, maybe."
"Well I 'low I'll
make it my business."
"Well why don't you?"
"If you say much, I will."
"Much -- much --
much. There now."
"Oh, you think you're mighty smart, don't you? I could lick you with one hand tied behind me, if I wanted to."
"Well why don't you do it? You say you can do it."
"Well I will , if you fool with me."
"Oh yes -- I've seen whole families in the same fix."
"Smarty! You think you're
some , now, don't you? Oh, what a hat!"
"You can lump that hat if you don't like it. I dare you to knock it off -- and anybody that'll take a dare will suck eggs."
"You're a liar!"
"You're another."
"You're a fighting liar and dasn't take it up."
"Aw -- take a walk!"
"Say -- if you give me much more of your sass I'll take and bounce a rock off'n your head."
"Oh, of
course you will."
"Well I will ."
"Well why don't you do it then? What do you keep saying you will for? Why don't you do it? It's because you're afraid."
"I ain't afraid."
"You are."
"I ain't."
"You are."
Another pause, and more eying and sidling around each other. Presently they were shoulder to shoulder. Tom said:
"Get away from h
"Go away yourself!"
"I won't."
"I won't either."
So they stood, each with a foot placed at an angle as a brace, and both shoving with might and main, and glowering at each other with hate. But neither could get an advantage. After stru
ggling till both were hot and flushed, each relaxed his strain with watchful caution, and Tom said:
"You're a coward and a pup. I'll tell my big brother on you, and he can thrash you with his little finger, and I'll make him do it, too."
"What do I
care for your big brother? I've got a brother that's bigger than he is -- and what's more, he can throw him over that fence, too." [Both brothers were imaginary.]
"That's a lie."
"Your saying so don't make it so."
Tom drew a line in the dust with his big toe, and said:
"I dare you to step over that, and I'll lick you till you can't stand up. Anybody that'll take a dare will steal sheep."
The new boy stepped over promptly, and said:
"Now you said you'd
do it, now let's see you do it."
"Don't you crowd me now; you better look out."
"Well, you
said you'd do it -- why don't you do it?"
"By jingo! for two cents I will do it."
The new boy took two broad coppers out of his pocket and held them out with derision. Tom struck them to the ground. In an instant both boys were rolling and tumbling in the dirt, gripped together like cats; and for the space of a minute they tugged and tore at each other's hair and clothes, punched and scratched each other's nose, and covered themselves with dust and glory. Presently the confusion took form, and through the fog of battle Tom appeared, seated astride the new boy, and pounding him with his fists. "Holler 'nuff!" said he.
The boy only struggled to free himself. He was crying -- mainly from rage.
"Holler 'nuff!" -- and the pounding went on.
At last the stranger got out a smothered "'Nuff!" and Tom let him up and said:
"Now that'll learn you. Better look out who you're fooling with
next time."

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

DNC's Dean: U.S. Will Lose War in Iraq: "Democratic Chairman Howard Dean on Monday likened the war in Iraq to Vietnam and said, 'The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong,' comments that drew immediate fire from Republicans."

These poor people still have the disease. They caught it at college in the sixties and seventies. It is a strange delusion that they won a wonderful victory over the EVIL Richard Nixon and the Military/Industrial Complex back in those good old days, and they are good people and know what is best for America. They also won a victory over EVIL traditional Christianity and morals. They rock and rolled, fornicated, sodomized, and opened the flood of pornography. They were FREE.

Re 9:21 "Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."

Robbie in 'secretly gay' libel win | This is London: "Robbie Williams has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over claims that he was a secret homosexual."

And what is wrong with this? Why is this libel? What would Robbie be damaged by this rumor? If there is no stain on homosexual behavior, then why sue?

Monday, December 05, 2005

A Military War Hero

He was a genuine American hero. In fact, if it had not been for his heroism and valor, the great victories of George Washington at Trenton and Princeton would not have been possible and the entire outcome of the War for American Independence might have had a different outcome. He had showed tremendous perseverance in the Canadian campaign against Quebec, but his great triumph had been the relief of Fort Ticonderoga, which made it possible for three or four thousand troops to be sent south to Washington for those great winter campaigns

But the greatest was yet to come. There was no question that his dramatic courage was the reason for the defeat of the the British general "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne at the battle of Saratoga. This great victory gave Benjamin Franklin the leverage he needed to persuade the French that the war might succeed and that they should be allied with the Americans [the French have always been difficult]. He had made many enemies by refusing to obey orders and by his arrogance and self-service. These enemies stood in the way of promotion and the fame he thought was rightfully his.

But these achievements are all forgotten, and they should be. Former heroism and service in the military is not a pass for treason, and Benedict Arnold is remembered in history for treason. He conspired with the British Major Andre to betray the Fort at West Point, which would have given the British control of the Mohawk River, leaving the American cause hopeless. The plot was discovered and Major Andre was captured and hanged on a tree made famous by Washington Irving in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Arnold only escaped hanging by fleeing to England, dying in disgrace in 1801, despised by the new American nation and her patriots.

Gee, I wonder what the modern application might be?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Hurrah for "Standards"!

The Guardian: "The UN said yesterday said that Saddam Hussein's trial would never satisfy international standards because of ongoing violence and flaws in Iraq's legal system"

Let's see now.... And what would those "international standards" be? Those in practice in Irag when Saddam was in power? Or those presently in place in Iran? or Syria. China, maybe? Algeria? or throughout Africa? Hmmmm.

1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. Psalm 52:1-5

Things are always different and changing, and somehow all the same.
My Way News: "'No red states here,' Marshall told the crowd, using a term used to describe Republican-leaning states.

In her apology Friday, the chief justice said she regretted making the comment.

Marshall said it was 'an unconsidered, spontaneous attempt to connect with the exuberant celebratory feeling in the audience, reflecting the balloons I had seen.'"
Sorry, apologies do not wash away bigotry, especially in a state judge or other high official.

Oops! I forgot. Apologies are only useless for Republicans or Christians. Liberals can say what they please, especially if they are talking about conservatives or Christians.


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