A lot of comedy in the world these days:
(The portion of the video I speak of comes after the McCain commentary)
This video essentially tries to portray the war in Iraq as being so hard on everyone involved and almost trying to present it as a scenario where Soldiers shouldn’t even be asked to face these conditions.
I love how statistically this is a very safe conflict for Soldiers and statistically this is the first conflict where troops are even getting fat while deployed (NavyTimes.com).
The way that they portray this as somehow a betrayel of the Soldiers, Soldiers who signed up themselves and were aware of how every contract is 8 years if the inactive ready reserve is included, is ridiculous. They were aware that boot camp from day one until the finish will be a hard experience and the military is meant to be challenging; it is meant to be a job that in every facet is associated with sacrifice for the nation to the point where even one’s own individuality is put on the back burner.
It is a noble profession because it is one of the only ones which may call for a person to give up their live for others. Continue reading
Obama makes promises… And then consults people about doing them.
President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military’s decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say.
Repealing the ban was an Obama campaign promise. However, Mr. Obama first wants to confer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his new political appointees at the Pentagon to reach a consensus and then present legislation to Congress, the advisers said. Continue reading
A very interesting story for all us conservatives:
.- The Spanish daily “La Razon” has published an article on the pro-life conversion of a former “champion of abortion.” Stojan Adasevic, who performed 48,000 abortions, sometimes up to 35 per day, is now the most important pro-life leader in Serbia, after 26 years as the most renowned abortion doctor in the country.
“The medical textbooks of the Communist regime said abortion was simply the removal of a blob of tissue,” the newspaper reported. “Ultrasounds allowing the fetus to be seen did not arrive until the 80s, but they did not change his opinion. Nevertheless, he began to have nightmares.” Continue reading
Of course teenagers are never the best measure of how people act but it is intriguing to see how people behave and the sort of pseudofascist ideas that surround the American political environment:
When a 14-year-old girl wore a “McCain girl” T-shirt to school, students told her she should be “crucified” or “burned” for supporting the Republican – but when she wore an Obama T-shirt, everyone complimented her.
Illinois 8th grader Catherine Vogt’s mother supported Obama, while her father supported McCain. The teen conducted an experiment to test tolerance among her peers and teachers, the Chicago Tribune reported. But she was surprised by their strong reactions. Continue reading
You have to love stories like this:
The Federal Election Commission is unlikely to conduct a potentially embarrassing audit of how Barack Obama raised and spent his presidential campaign’s record-shattering windfall, despite allegations of questionable donations and accounting that had the McCain campaign crying foul.
Adding insult to injury for Republicans: The FEC is obligated to complete a rigorous audit of McCain’s campaign coffers, which will take months, if not years, and cost McCain millions of dollars to defend.
Obama is expected to escape that level of scrutiny mostly because he declined an $84 million public grant for his campaign that automatically triggers an audit and because the sheer volume of cash he raised and spent minimizes the significance of his errors. Another factor: The FEC, which would have to vote to launch an audit, is prone to deadlocking on issues that inordinately impact one party or the other – like approving a messy and high-profile probe of a sitting president.
Check out these amazing numbers — to some these are a single of distress yet to others they are a beacon of future success:
Britain’s housing market was hit by a fresh blow yesterday when it emerged that home sales plunged to a new low last month and the Nationwide Building Society said that its net mortgage lending had fallen by 70 per cent over the past six months.
The latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showed that estate agents in England and Wales had sold an average of only 10.9 properties per firm in the 12 weeks to the beginning of November, with agents in London struggling to sell one house a fortnight. That is the lowest level of sales since the series began in 1978.
Nationwide, Britain’s biggest building society, gave warning that, while its market share was slipping, the entire mortgage lending market would fall by 80 per cent this year.
Net new mortgage lending by Nationwide fell from £3.6billion to £1billion in the six months to September. Its share of the mortgage market slipped from 6.2 per cent to 5.6per cent.
And the good news:
Many homebuyers are attending auctions in the hope of snapping up a bargain-basement property that has been repossessed by a bank. The number of reposessions is expected to rise by 50 per cent this year to 45,000.
About 20 per cent more estate agents now expect sales to increase, rather than decrease, in coming months as a result of more repossessed properties coming on to the market, RICS said
What we are seeing is capitalism at work, correcting itself, which becomes an opportunity for the wise and a terror for the dull-minded. Not only are home sales going to increase again but they represent a great opportunity for many to make tens of thousands of dollars — a middle class person who has saved their money wisely can afford to take a loan to purchase one of these homes which will result in a stable investment for their future as the market corrects itself and housing prices increase with the years. If you have some extra money sitting around you practically have a duty to yourself to re-invest it in the economy.
The Greek philosopher Thales noted how easily a person of brains can become rich — Aristotle tells an old story about him: Continue reading
In most cultures around the world 13 year old girls are busy having their first crushes on boys, listening to atrociously bad pop music and going to dance classes or piano recitals. In the Islamist culture, they are recruiting these young men to become suicide bombers:
A 13-year-old girl became the youngest suicide bomber to wreak havoc in Iraq yesterday, killing five Iraqi guards in a town that has become notorious for deadly attacks by women bombers.
The girl blew herself up in Baquba, on the same day that a car bomb exploded in Baghdad, killing about 30 people and shattering a fragile sense of calm in the capital.
The carnage was compounded by a male suicide bomber who joined the crowd of rescue workers, bystanders and frantic relatives of victims before blowing himself up in a follow-up explosion. Continue reading
Nancy Morgan of the Canada Free Press wrote this beautifully:
Men across the nation are weeping tears of joy this week. Publicly and unabashedly. The election of Obama has validated and encouraged their right to publicly expose their sensitive inner selves to the world. Feelings rule.
Metrosexuals everywhere are experiencing a collective ‘shiver up their legs’, as they rush to inform one and all of the fascinating complexities and mysteries of their inner emotions.
Setting the example that the new man isn’t a man unless he has the ability to shed tears on cue, was CBS’ Harry Smith. At the end of Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, an emotional Harry Smith declared:”…I wept tears of joy last night.”
Over on ABC, News correspondent Steve Osunsami was reporting live from Morehouse college, and when word of Barack Obama’s victory came, “Steve found himself choking back tears”. He then rushed off to pen his brilliant editorial, A Reporter Reflects on His Own Reaction to the Election. Girly Man meets the me generation.
Demonstrating that Girly Men transcend racial lines, the Reverand Jesse Jackson was caught on tape, weeping his own tears of joy on Obama’s victory. I guess it hasn’t sunk in that Obama’s election takes all the arrows out of Jackson’s quiver but, hey, a man can dream, can’t he?
The Girly Men are back. With a vengence. And I expect they’ll be granted a front row seat in any and all national conversations for the next four years. They are the new and improved version of men. Designed by feminists and launched in a successful frontal assault on America’s outdated notion of masculinity.
How true and comical.
I also expect that this crying is merely a product of Obama’s intense cult of personality.
The guy has done his best to disguise himself as a moderate and to some extent has succeeded in precisely that, convincing the people that he is also the hope and change that they need…
When in reality the guy is a dope.
We have to take some time out of our day to reflect on the idiocy of the emotion centered around Obama and laugh these people down.
We need our blasphemy against the Church of Obama.
Forgiveness is the greatest power on Earth.
It is the one act that you can do that can make somebody feel better about their own actions. If you forgive someone for the wrong they do, they can finally feel some relief; but if you never forgive them, they will have the burden of hurting another with them.
If somebody does wrong to you, only you have the power to forgive them the trespass which they made against you; of course, if you ask God for forgiveness you will be forgiven but In This World, the greatest power that one has is to forgive another.
A victim is always given the choice whether to forgive the person who victimized them or to not. And a person who recognizes the wrong that they did desperately wants to receive forgiveness.
If someone does not forgive you it is because they are still hurt; and if they are still hurt it proves that your actions were incredibly wrong. Continue reading
It is good to see an ultra-liberal call out Obama like this and take some steam away from him though I do not think it is entirely accurate.
However, perhaps this will make the message board leftists who truly do have dreams of a Utopian society to think twice before casting their weight behind this guy.