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Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Too Late to Apologize

Posted before, just need to repost in order to re-energize, personally and politically.

Plan to repost on Facebook, also.

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To Be Expounded Upon (and Expanded), Later...

Just one of those thoughts that has to be captured at the moment, lest it slip away into the mental vapors of everyday stresses and chores.

"We have been on a drip-infusion of socialism for more than 100 years."

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday Videos - Mr. L's Tavern

This is a very interesting take on the prospect of a third party for 2012, if certain things happen, i.e., if Herman Cain falters, if Newt can't quite get-it-in-gear, or if the Republican Party establishment forces Mitt Romney to be the opponent of Barack Obama.

It would be the equivalent of a "Hail Mary" pass with 5 seconds left in the football game.  Sarah Palin is cited as perhaps the only person that could lead such a ticket.  The Tea Party would have to be "all in" and to use the paraphrased words of Glenn Beck - we would have to grab the nearest person and bring them along.

I would hope that if such a thing were to transpire - not to denigrate Sarah - but maybe she would put Herman Cain at the top of the ticket, as he might (should) do better in face-to-face debates with Barack Obama.  [Forgive awkward grammar, will give it a second look, later.]

[Will expound on the more, later.]

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Forcing People into Cities...

for the purpose of further controlling them and every aspect of their lives.

From Fr. Orthohippo is a copied post from:

"Personal Liberty Digest September 10, 2010 by Bob Livingston

A social engineering bill to restrict residence in the suburbs and rural areas and force Americans into city centers has passed the United States Senate Banking Committee and is on the fast track to passage in the Senate.

The bill is called the Livable Communities Act of 2009.

It was introduced by corruptocrat outgoing Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.). It seeks to fulfill the United Nation’s plan Agenda 21, adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and signed onto by “New World Order” President George H.W. Bush."...


..."The companion bill in the House is HR4690 Livable Communities Act of 2010.

This bill is designed to destroy your community. According to the non-profit American Policy Center the bill: 

 A carrot and stick policy will be used to get your local government to sign on. The carrot is billions of dollars in grants available if your local government agrees to amend zoning laws that restrict housing in outlying areas, forcing people to give up their homes and land and move into the city center."
It's all about control.  More...
..."The idea of these social engineering initiatives is to force people to live in a congested area in high rise buildings with housing on the upper floors and stores on the bottom. The whole area will be linked by mass transit creating the “utopian” communities loved by socialists.

The result will be higher costs for housing (because overcrowding will make housing space a premium) and goods and services (because of less choice and competition) and less freedom to move about (because cars won’t be necessary and parking space will be prohibitively expensive).

As we pointed out here President Barack Obama is — not surprisingly — an advocate of this type of nonsense. And his cabinet is populated by elitists who think they know better than you how you should live."...

There is some value in future planning, but with this group, it is an obsession and for the elites, it is about controlling the masses, while the elites continue to play as they wish.  It won't happen all at once, just bits and pieces - advances and withdrawals (as people object), using different states as laboratories.

Whether you are in a "pack-em and stack-em" high rise apartment complex or a "Conservation Subdivision" - where you can spit and hit your neighbor's home - it is about control.  In either situation, it is impossible for you to "scratch the ground" and start a garden to feed yourself and your family.  In either case, by limiting parking spaces and concentrating people in small areas, they will offer the rationale of "public transportation".

Executive Order 13547 is just a part of it.

[Much more to say, stuff to do.]

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Science, Lies, and Videotapes

A slight variation on the title of an American Thinker post.  It addresses some of what liberals think "they know" as to things within the realm of science and nature.

It is a potporri of urban legend, rumors, early conclusions from scientific studies, Luddite viewpoints, etc., and leftist agenda-driven "facts",... - with just enough truth thrown in as to make it believable - to some people.

As science is an ongoing endeavor, some of these concerns might turn out to be more true than we think, but it may take years-more of study before we reach firm conclusions and solid interpretations. 

Often, early interpretations are jumped upon for use in a political agenda.  It is usually leftist, but not always.  Sometimes the conclusions may be correct (or semi-correct), but not for the reasons cited by the "early believers".

From the post:

..."Among the positions progressives have taken which are false and unsupported by science are the following examples I culled there from posts by Mike Hanson of Purdue University and Ken Green. Collectively these men observe these fallacies supported by those who call themselves progressives: 
As an equal-opportunity skeptic, some of these concerns MIGHT be valid, but we are not at the point of investigation where we can justify harsh increases in government control.  As with many things in the "open system" that nature is, there may be more than one thing that affects the system.  A future post will list (and at least partially explain the 20+ inputs that may (or do) affect weather and climate.

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It Finally Happened...

I "Unfriended" someone on Facebook. I had prided myself on being open-minded enough to retain everybody, but I just couldn't take the idiocy of this person any longer.

Actually it was just as much "I don't even know this person" as it being the hard-core, unteachable Leftist viewpoints. I don't even know why she was on my Friend List. She is the college-aged daughter of an acquaintance in our church and I probably added her very early-on in my Facebook endeavors.

I am a bit more selective now. If I know that my posts are going to make someone's "ears bleed" (or theirs mine), I usually just avoid the addition of this person. If they make a specific request, then they are on their own.

I am generally more open-minded than the average modern "liberal" and I actively seek to remain that way. That is why I evolved towards my hybrid Libertarian/Conservative viewpoints, because I was open-minded enough to listen to dissenting viewpoints and change.

Now that I have crossed this "threshold", I may do more of this if they are in the "Why are you here? I don't even know you." category. Especially if they are particularly unteachable. With some of these folks, once in a while I may drive home a particular point of logic, thus there might be some hope - even if it is to cause them to become further disillusioned with their knee-jerk acceptance of liberal views and talking points.

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Tea Party - What it is and What it Ain't

In response to idiot (and idiotic) comments on Facebook, I come here to vent.

The short of it, first. The Tea Party - a somewhat amorphous entity - IS NOT RACIST. The Leftists and their Useful Idiot liberal minions have adopted this meme as a way to shut down debate. [As any intelligent, thinking person knows, true Classical Liberals revere debate, but when a person has an undefensible point, they cannot tolerate even polite dissent.]

The Red State post - linked above - is based upon this Detroit News article.

One particular good point that the Detroit News article makes is that the Tea Party - demonized as extremists - have not resulted in any knowable losses of private-sector jobs vs. the economic grief caused by agenda-driven environmentalists. The Detroit News author Nolan Finley puts it this way, in reference to the hard-nosed demands of the Tea Party - for fiscal responsibility:

..."Are they single-minded in their mission? Sure. They don't compromise, and they don't forgive politicians who break their promises.

In that sense, they are most like the environmentalists who lead the Democratic Party around by its nose — but less destructive. Nobody has lost a job, at least not in the private sector, because of tea party activism.

Compare that to the pain wrought by the unyielding environmental movement, which has put light bulb makers out of work in Kentucky, coal miners out of work in West Virginia, oil riggers out of work in Alabama, and on and on."...

Tea Partiers don't go on anarchic rampages, smashing the windows of small businesses nor do they vandalize and burn cars. They don't physically attack people.

[More later,... the day awaits.]

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