Sunday, September 30, 2007


How 'bout we think about charity for a minute or three. Most likely you have donated something in the past year or so, and I am venturing a guess that you have donated more than once. I have, but on my own terms, and in my own way.

I believe that 'charity begins at home'; and in that vein, I run the Cub Scout pack my sons belong to. Giving my time to help a group of young boys grow and mature. Of course this isn't considered a worthy enterprise anymore, but those of us involved wouldn't have it any other way. Through the scouts, I have also donated food to shelters, toys to the marines for Christmas, and countless hours of labor in local parks.

All of that is charity. The United Way; that is not charity, that is a huge business that doles out money to charitable organizations. UNICEF; not charity, but a multi-national socialistic movement, stealing more money than it distributes. All of these other large organizations, with maybe the exception of the Salvation Army, are no longer charities.

A charity is ALL volunteer. Back to the scouts, only the local packs and troops fall under my umbrella of charities as the district councils now have paid staffs. The monster groups I mentioned have hundreds of paid employees, and it has been disclosed that the upper management of these organizations make salaries that rise into the millions. Am I the only one that finds this unbelievably, incredibly, stupid? Why would you give money to a group that will take half of your money for 'overhead'? I can't even imagine it, not knowing where the money goes. You wouldn't simply give a shop clerk cash and accept whatever he or she decided to bring you, so why donate money to one of these monstrosities?

Now I know I am going to hear about how cold I am, but I have already mentioned that I give, sometimes till it hurts, literally. If more of us would pitch-in in this manner, instead of the 'feel good' company donation during December, there would be no need to pay someone millions to run the United Way, there wouldn't be any need for those monsters, and this Country would move just a little closer back towards where we started. Helping ones neighbor has never been wrong, but now we get tax write-offs for it, now we get bombarded by television commercials where multi-millionaire sports figures smile and tell us how it works. No, it starts right here, right in our own towns, in our own back yards. Keep that cash local, support your volunteer fire department, or give to the boy or girl scouts, at the pack or troop level, or pull a few weeds at the local park where you walk your dog.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

They are out there

I have been claiming that there are Muslims out there that are not terrorists, and usually when I do, I am chastised. I agree that there are not enough of them, and they are not loud enough,, but, when I am chastised from this day forward, I will point to this link, in this post.

Congressional Insanity

Although the article I link here is about…Uhhh…Gorbal warming, I am actually going to rant about something that struck me right in the face when I read the piece.


"I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like," Rep. John Dingell, who is marking his 52nd year in Congress, said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press."


It is the red stuff that should make our blood boil. 52 years in Congress? What the heck is that all about? How can the people elect someone 26 times? Do people not understand that things change, that people change, and that having the same representative for 52 years is not a good thing? Sheesh..if you were 18 when you first voted for this guy you are now 70. You worked your whole life and he liveed off of your taxes, and now he wants to kill your grandkids with even more taxes.


Okay, term limits would require a constitutional amendment, right? NO, they require an informed electorate. We are a representative democracy, we choose who goes to Washington, they do not get the job for life, as this guy has. We CAN change the election laws so they do not favor incumbents, we can make it illegal for incumbents to do anything campaign related when on the clock. That's right, NO campaigning when Congress is in session, no speeches, no appearances, nothing. Incumbents get the press, incumbents have the name recognition, and, if the incumbent is doing a good job, they will be reelected, period. Secondly, NO money should be allowed to be spent on an election that does not come directly from the constituency that the candidate would represent, simple as that. No move-on money, no Soros money, no ACT money, no union money, and no 'big-oil' money would flow to a congress-person, or a candidate for congress. Any money spent would have to be raised locally.


Grrr..this one burns me up.


"It is not by the consolidation, or concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good government is effected." --Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:122

Well Heck

Well heck, if I still have any readers, you are expecting me to mention Gorbal warming. I will, 'cause it is so fun to poke the pet of the leftists. The 'scientists' that have been hollering for us to stop burning just about anything also make the claim that 'big oil' funds all the science that debunks Gorbal warming. Pure projection I have always maintained, as those scientists were funded by leftist groups. Now that has been proven. Look, I have said it many times, the Earth warms and cools, get over it.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Okay, my take on the Speech

The speech started bad, and went downhill from there, I am referring to the President of Iran (I cannot spell his name, so I will not try) talking at Columbia University today. He started with a prayer he has used many times before, calling for a:

"hasten(ing of) the arrival of Imam al-Mahdi and grant him good health and victory and make us his followers and those to attest to his rightfulness."

Christians pray for ourselves and our loved ones to be ready when Christ returns, not the speeding up of his return. As wonderful as the rapture will be for Christians, Christians also understand the death and destruction that will precede and follow that rapture. We do not call for that as the President of Iran does.

Next he rambles about how science is religion and religion is science, something quite few people have missed, especially on the left side of the political spectrum. In his words:

"The nature of man is, in fact, a gift granted by the Almighty to all. The Almighty led mankind into this world and granted him wisdom and knowledge as his prime gift enabling him to know his God. "

"The first words, which were revealed to the holy prophet of Islam, call the prophet to read, quote, "Read, read in the name of your God, who supersedes everything," unquote, the Almighty, quote again, "who taught the human being with the pen," unquote. Quote, "The Almighty taught human beings what they were ignorant of," unquote."

"Therefore, according to this definition, science is a divine gift and the heart is where it resides. If we accept that science means illumination, then its scope supersedes the experimental sciences and it includes every hidden and disclosed reality"

That is three quotes where he mixes science and religion, where is the leftist outrage? He then went on to equate this to the way in which Holocaust denial is treated. Now, I do not think that just saying the Holocaust did not happen should result in a jail sentence, but it did happen, and it cannot be denied by someone who claims to be a professor, and this man does.

The speech went on, but there is only one more quote I am going to bring here…

"If the root causes of 9/11 are examined properly -- why it was happened, what caused it, what were the conditions that led to it, who truly was involved, who was really involved -- and put it all together to understand how to prevent the crisis in Iraq, fix the problem in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

Now, why did he not just come right out and claim that either Bush or the the Jews were behind the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001? The left has called this speec a brave move, but is was the ranting and propaganda of a lunatic. This man should have been arrested for his part in the hostage taking 28 years ago, he should be speaking to us from his own jail cell, but, since that is not going to happen, and he knows it, he should at least have the balls to say what he means without dancing in circles.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Tammy did a Much better Job than I finding stuff

Awww, heck, just go read it…

Columbia and Anti-American Bias

It is time, time to start blogging again I guess. The fact that the President of Iran, thought to be one of the kidnappers way back in 1979 is going to be speaking at Columbia University has been nagging at me. This is a place that will not let ROTC on campus, that in itself should ring the hypocrisy bell, but it actually raises a few questions. One wonders if David Duke would be invited to speak at Columbia, or the Minutemen, or Daniel Pipes, or Robert Spencer. These are just a few that the left in America has branded as racists hate mongers, and, with the exception of David Duke, none of them have called for the destruction of an entire country. I added Duke, not because I like his views, but because I do not. I firmly support speech, not matter how vile, and am on record as calling for the end to 'hate speech' legislation. Ahmadinejad should be allowed to talk anywhere, but those that invite him would then need to invite opposing views, or at least face the repercussions for stifling opposing views.