Killing Them Softly... Real World

>> Monday, June 23, 2014

I was lent a movie last week called "killing Them Softly." It's not a movie I'll not endorse in so far as story is concerned; the film is rife with filth--particularly language. I felt very uncomfortable watching it, but I was told there was a pay-off at the end. And there was, of a sorts... a philosophical pay-off. In the very last minute of this film Brad Pitt's character, Jackie Cogan, a paid enforcer for the mob, is trying to get paid... but even the mob has had to cut back because of Obama's abysmal handling of the economy...

Barack Obama (on TV): ...to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one...  
Driver: You hear that line? Line's for you.  
Jackie Cogan: Don't make me laugh. One people. It's a myth created by Thomas Jefferson.  
Driver: Oh, so now you're going to have a go at Jefferson, huh?  
Jackie Cogan: My friend, Thomas Jefferson is an American saint because he wrote the words 'All men are created equal', words he clearly didn't believe since he allowed his own children to live in slavery. He's a rich white snob who's sick of paying taxes to the Brits. So, yeah, he writes some lovely words and aroused the rabble and they went and died for those words while he sat back and drank his wine and fucked his slave girl. This guy wants to tell me we're living in a community? Don't make me laugh. I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now fuckin' pay me.

When I heard that I was torn between wanting to defend a great American patriot, and shouting 'Right on!' at the television. In that one moment I was both Conservative and Liberal. What Jackie Cogan says is the truth. Jefferson did write those words... all men are created equal. Jefferson did own slaves, had children by them, and allowed those children to continue to live as slaves. In short Jefferson was as big a hypocrite as there is. And yet we laud him for giving us this great country of ours.

The America I knew... the one I was raised to love. The one to whom I swore to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic' has ceased to be THAT America... the one I was raised to love.

We have, and are being lied to. And we've been played, like puppets, into a managed, or rigged game no one wins but the political class. We are being killed softly each and every day by men and women we ask to represent us.

Short of dropping two, not one, nuclear device on Japan, Barack Obama is America's greatest modern mistake. He claims to be Christian, but does nothing remotely Christian in his daily life. He claims not to be muslim, but participates in muslim holidays. He goes to Mexico to speak with her president, but not once mentions or asks about our soldier being held in Mexico, nor attempting any negotiation for his release, but he will negotiate with terrorists for the release of another.

Liberals like to believe we are all members of one community, dependent upon one another. But this is lie. We are not a community. We are not a village. We are not a tribe. We are not a collective of any such sort, except to say we are a nation filled with people. If anything, we are all pawns.

As Republicans and Democrats we are both fed trope and tripe of a particular bent and told to wave them like banners of truth. But they aren't truth, in and of themselves. They are only half truths. You will never find truth in any one political party. There's a little bit of truth in both, but neither one owns a monopoly on truth. Even ideologically truth will never be found, exclusively in one camp. You will not find Conservatism or Liberalism to be sole possessors of Truth. What you will find, however, are puppet masters in both camps manipulating their followers, pulling strings and sipping tea on the beach while their troops die in waves.

Jefferson wrote, "we find these truths to be self evident..."  and so truth is. It cannot be truly manipulated; truth is truth, and falsehood, falsehood.

Many are saying this country needs to be woken up. Well, I disagree, I believe each and every individual needs to be woken up. You'll say I mincing words, but am I really? Our country is neither awake or asleep; ideas and borders neither sleep nor eat. But individuals do.

And while we're sleeping, political enforcers (politicians and bureaucracy) kill us in our complacency (beds).

More to come.



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Eric. The Prophet.

>> Thursday, June 5, 2014

Take a look at the graphics above, folks. Read the early posts on this blog.
Eric Ashley is a modern day prophet. Of this I have no doubt. I am proud to have blogged with him!
Oh! And with Mark as well!

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Had To Steal and Repost Here

>> Monday, December 23, 2013

thought this would be great for a rare post at this blog:


During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.

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This Is Going to Sound Insensitive to Some

>> Sunday, December 16, 2012

Captured from the Drudge Report a couple days ago...



Here is a young man, new to the world of professional football. And he's admittedly Christian. Like Tebow. Is his stand as a Christian the reason for all the nastiness being thrown his way? Few, if anyone, are going to come out and admit that such is the case, and I can't say definitively that it IS the case. All I can speak to is what I see, and what I believe.

What I see is a cancer that has metastasized in the bones and deep tissue of our nations soul... a spiritual vacuum. Many will deny that it exists, but that doesn't change the fact--the FACT--that there is a growing disdain (to put it mildly), and a growing hostility for anything and anyone that "pushes" a belief that calls for a separated life; that asks its followers to live holy and separated lives unto God. The accusation is, invariably, that such people are hypocrites because so many of "them" commit sin. But here's the rub. It is impossible to NOT commit sin, and especially for Christians, because they are under far greater spiritual pressure AND attack than are the unsaved. After all, what need do the forces of evil have, truly, of attacking the unsaved? They are already dead-- spiritually speaking. Those who attack Christians for being "holier than thou" and "hypocrites" only demonstrate their ignorance in matters of grace. Those who attack Christians are actually trying to extinguish any light that may shine upon their own lives.

So, the lost have the temerity to mock, decry and defame anyone of, or anything proposed by faith in God, yet they call out to God in grief (as they rightly should) when a young man enters a school and murders twenty-six living souls. They call out to God on the one hand...

...but live as though he doesn't exist on the other.

Jesus said to the religious hypocrites of his day, paraphrasing... 'you claim that had you lived in the time of the prophets you would not have been partakers in their murders; but you proudly claim descent from those same men who murdered the prophets, and even now plot to kill me!' In other words, you play at righteousness by putting on an outward robe, but do nothing in your heart, let alone your consistent actions, to demonstrate there is any validity in your outward claim.

Jesus, then, said, "You who murdered the prophets...," but he could just as easily say today, "you who slaughter the innocent... tens of millions of them and still counting!"

Not a single one of those slain Sandy Hook children are in hell. I know that's small comfort to anyone with a heart, and especially the victim's families. I know it sounds insensitive, but I can't worry about that right now. There's a reason I'm writing this, and that is to point out something most of you have missed. This nation has spent the last several decades pushing God away, especially from our schools. Is it then any wonder that someone, some twenty year old young man, felt the need to walk into a school and murder children?

No... not a single one of those children are absent from the presence of God. That cannot, however, be said of a certainty of any of the adults who also died, even those who shielded the children with their bodies. Jesus said 'wide is the road to destruction, but narrow is the path to salvation, and few there are that find it.' It is my sincerest hope that not a single adult died without Christ, but...

When entire generations grow up within a godless system of education, what can we expect but godlessness? Many are questioning God's love because of what has happened, but few if any are questioning themselves. Take God out of the equation and something will, invariably, fill the vacuum. If we don't train our children up to fear and reverence God, they will grow up to be empty, and eventually bitter. They will look to find something to fill the void. For a few, when that search leaves them emptier still, they will resort to the unthinkable.

We mock those who fear God. And when we deny our children the right to carry Him with them to school, Sandy Hook Elementary is the result. In response to Sandy Hook America won't think to institute a bible reading program into the nation's school curricula. Instead, this nation will seek to deny firearms to its people. It was the gun which killed all those innocent people at Sandy Hook, not the shooter. Instead of teaching our children to fish, we're blindly lashing out and simply giving them a fish to eat... taking away the gun. We haven't taught them how to cope with the hopelessness that is living in a godless vacuum... we haven't taught them how to fish.

We claim to be Christian, but we don't do anything 'Christiany'. We drink, we smoke, we "sleep" around, we steal, we lie, and we kill. We allow abortion to continue unabated for decades. We allow just about every immoral penchant imaginable into our eyes, ears, hearts, minds, and homes. Then we get up on Sunday morning, put on church clothes, listen to the pastor preach for approximately twenty minutes, and think ourselves good Christians for sacrificing our Sunday mornings for the appearance of Godliness. In other words, we white-wash the sepulchers of our bodies without bothering to clean out the dead and rot contained therein.

Men who claim to be holy-- who choose to acknowledge God publicly --are ridiculed and discounted, while others who merely pretend at holiness, hold themselves up as paragons of virtue... all the while standing up for nothing but political parties, and the socials mores they defend.

To fix what is wrong with America would require teaching our students love and reverence God. The students have the ultimate say, of course, as to whether they want God or not, but they need to have a moral compass implanted into their hearts, or at the very least have some directions installed in their minds. Because what we saw at Sandy Hook can be traced directly to a lack of faith in the classroom. It can be traced all the way back to when prayer and the Bible were removed from the classroom.

As Jeremiah Wright was one heard to have said... "America's chickens have come home to roost."

And God help us all.

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INSANE.... Spiritually speaking...

>> Monday, November 26, 2012

When half a nation divests itself of commonsense; when half a nation has no fear of God, blasphemy is not far behind.



I don't care to see blasphemy laws enacted here in the US; especially the one fronted by the U.N. (The only religion it would defend, primarily, is Islam). I believe everyone has the right to say what he wants provided it doesn't cause harm; the right to swing my fist, for example, ends at the tip of your nose, or crying 'fire!' in a crowded building.

So what can we say about Jamie Foxx who asked a crowded auditorium to "give an honor to...our lord and savior Barack Obama"? He was only joking? Who jokes about such a thing? A fool. A fool with no reverence for, or fear of, God.

This is what comes of removing all vestiges of God in our education and judicial systems, and public square. We are a nation who has forgotten God.

But Jamie Foxx was only joking!

I believe he was, but this is nothing to joke about. Barack Obama didn't die a painful and humiliating death on the cross to save us from our sin. God didn't so love the world that he gave his ONLY begotten son, Barack Obama, that whosoever believed on him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Barack Obama is not God!

That's right, Jesus IS God, and God is Jesus.

Now, what man is it the bible says will be revered and worshiped as God? Do I really need to answer that? Do I believe that man which the bible describes is Barack Obama? Certainly not. But neither do I believe Obama is a born again believer of Christ. And I can't imagine any born again believer saying what Jamie Foxx did, unless he was seriously backslidden, and his conscience dramatically seared.

This country is sick. It needs a healer. It needs a Godly prescription. Otherwise the cancer which has already metastasized in America's soul will surely kill it. And soon. 

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It's Your Fault

>> Sunday, November 18, 2012

by Ben Kinchlow (formerly of The 700 Club)


It’s your fault! Yes, yours! Don’t look around, look in the mirror. It’s your fault, you hard-working nine-to-fivers, small business owners, corporate staffs, factory owners and workers. You are to blame for the current state of affairs in America, for the liberal (now “progressive”) oriented 49 percenters who voted Obama in for another four years. You are to blame.

Yeah, I know some of you are asking (some a little less polite but just as hot), “How in blazes can you say this is my fault? I worked my tail off to get where I am, and I don’t care what Obama says, I did build it!” Yes you did, and that’s the problem.

Let’s set the “way back” machine to the “revolution” of the ’60s. Remember? Hippies, free love, “make love, not war,” acid trips, the Jesus movement, sit-ins, etc.; some of us were right in the middle of it. “Yeah, yeah, that was then, this is now. What does that have to do with anything, especially what is going down in America today?” Just everything.

Let me make this short, sweet and to the point for you. This is what happened; yesterday, after the last “toke on the doobie,” the last acid trip and the “Jesus freaks” off in church somewhere, we all started down the road to today.

All you hard-working nine-to-fivers, small and large business owners, corporate staff, factory owners and workers, what did you do? Let me guess – in pursuit of the American dream, you finished school and/or joined the service or went to work or into business. You knew that while there might be a free-love scene (maybe even participated. I mean, it was free, right?), you knew there was no free lunch, and so you hung up your “tie dyes” and went out and hit it.

You had learned from Mom and Pop, Grand-père or friends and relations that, despite the long hair’s rhetoric, there was no free lunch (“You don’t work, you don’t eat”) and besides, “This is still America, the sky is the limit!” So you graduated, grabbed a briefcase or a lunch pail, punched the time clock and got with the program.

Oh yeah, what about the long haired, anti-American, sit-in types? Wonder what happened to them? After all, they weren’t into all this “work hard, succeed and make dreams come true in the land of opportunity” jazz. Well, guess what? They really did believe “your” America was faulty and needed to be changed. None of this “nine-to-five working stiff” jazz for them; they were determined, committed to changing the system. So, while you went into the market place, they went into academia and the media. While you were at work attempting to make life better and provide college for your kids, they became the teachers and professors in those self-same colleges you were struggling to put your kids through. (Lest some forget, all Ivy League colleges like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, etc., were founded as schools dedicated to educations based on biblical, not religious but transcendent, principles.)

Would you like to hazard a guess as to what many colleges/universities are teaching your kids today? While the president of Fordham University “scolded” a campus group for inviting Ann Coulter (whom they subsequently uninvited) to address the students, Bill Ayers (yes, that Bill Ayers) was warmly welcomed by the staff of an Oregon university campus.

This new “progressivism” (nee liberalism) isn’t really all that new. President Woodrow Wilson is reported to have said the purpose of modern education was “to make men as unlike their fathers as possible.” By the way, did you happen to notice the Democratic National Convention video which proclaimed, “Government is the one thing we all belong to”? Truth is, it is the other way around: Government belongs to us, not us to the government.

Here is what another individual had to say about the state:

“When there is state, there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom, there will be no state.” (Lenin)

Early feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman wanted the state to destroy “the unchecked tyranny … of the private home.”

It is interesting to discover that colleges (and the media) are subtly (or not so subtly) indoctrinating your kids with a different worldview. You know, the one that says America is all wrong; that rich isn’t right (unless you are a movie star, rock star or you are endowing leftist college funds); the other rich folks, the “stinking capitalists” (the ones that worked for it) should take care of the less fortunate – you know, the unmarried “baby mamas” and their “baby daddies” (new correct terminology for unmarried women who get knocked up by men they aren’t married to – neither of whom is working, by the way).

A professor at the University of Rochester, in an article widely read by many college students, has argued that Romney’s success in life is based not on hard work, sacrifice and opportunities available to all, but on “privilege” – “white privilege” – and here you thought it was about study, preparation, hard work and commitment.

Of course, you must understand you can’t expect today’s “free thinkers” to work in some unfulfilling job at a measly minimum wage for some “capitalist pig” or learn some demeaning blue-collar skills. Anyway, “Society owes me, the government has all that money, let the fat cats pay a little more. Besides, if the government (you) had paid for my birth control pills, or abortion (you prudes), I wouldn’t be in this mess. It’s all your fault.”

Wonder where this sort of thinking came from? Perhaps these interesting quotes by Vladimir Lenin may give us some additional insight:

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
So, as they say south of the border, and now in many Western states, “Que paso?”

That’s what happened. Both of you – husbands and wives – were so busy making a living you had to turn your children’s education and your media over to the “professionals.” From local school boards to the PTA to university faculties, the “pros” took over.

When they took God out of the classroom, we submitted to their wisdom. As they transformed our basic “old fashioned” (American) values into thinly disguised “modern” (socialist/communist) principles, we were too busy watching the “news” and/or Archie Bunker (our favorite replacement for “Father Knows Best”) to notice.

Instead of telling us who we are, they have focused on telling us who we are not. Emphasis was/is on what we do not have, instead of what we do have.

Guess what? If you (and I) don’t step up and begin to take back our “old-fashioned” America and we end up like most of the “new modern” European Common Market countries, guess whose fault that will be.

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Budget to Further Reduce U.S. Military Edge

>> Friday, November 16, 2012

Red Flag Over The Atlantic
China is angling to take over a U.S. airbase in the Azores.
--Gordon G. Chang


 With the threat of sequestration looming, could the loss of a strategic airbase in the northern Atlantic damage the U.S.'s ability to both defend itself and our allies, and remain a superpower?

...Pentagon budget cutters, according to some observers, are planning to make Lajes a “ghost base.”

At one time, the facility was critically important. During World War II, the airfield was instrumental in hunting U-boats, and in the Cold War the base helped the West track the Soviets. Lajes was a busy transit point in the Gulf War. It was one of the spots where the Space Shuttle could have landed in an emergency.

Now Lajes is home to the USAF’s 65th Air Base Wing, which supports American and NATO aircraft transiting the Atlantic, and it hosts various other American military units. Its role, nonetheless, is greatly diminished. Peace in the North Atlantic and advances in air-to-air refueling have decreased the importance of the strategic runway, which is now rarely used by the U.S.

So from a purely military point of view, the decision to cease operations at Lajes makes sense. The effective closure of the field, however, would send Terceira into a tailspin. While agriculture forms the basis of the island’s economy, the base directly accounts for about one in 20 jobs there.

Unemployment is already high, about 10 percent. If Terceira is to have any future, the Portuguese government will have to find a new major tenant for Air Base No. 4.


So what's the big deal? Portugal just get's another tenant? The island doesn't suffer.

Unfortunately, that tenant could likely end up being China.

Terceira, however, has one big attraction for Beijing: Air Base No. 4. Better known as Lajes Field, the facility where Premier Wen’s 747 landed in June is jointly operated by the U.S. Air Force and its Portuguese counterpart. If China controlled the base, the Atlantic would no longer be secure. From the 10,865-foot runway on the northeast edge of the island, Chinese planes could patrol the northern and central portions of the Atlantic and thereby cut air and sea traffic between the U.S. and Europe. Beijing would also be able to deny access to the nearby Mediterranean Sea.

And China could target the American homeland. Lajes is less than 2,300 miles from New York, shorter than the distance between Pearl Harbor and Los Angeles.


On a personal note, I spent  a year on Terceira. It's beautiful... dormant volcano at the center; a volcanic attraction called the Calheta dos Biscoitos to the island's north; black basalt rock everywhere, especially shoring up the terraced agricultural fields. I had lot of fun on that island.

The island is only 240 square miles (roughly 18 miles long and 11 miles wide)... lush vegetation, and hedgehogs. I remember seeing hedgehogs up in the forested hills across from where I lived. If you have the time here's the island on Google Maps.

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In a Nation Grown Indifferent Toward God

Franklin Graham: 
'We Have Turned Our Backs on God'

Thursday, 15 Nov 2012
By Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter

The Rev. Franklin Graham charged in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that America is in a deep economic quagmire because “we have turned our backs on God.”

“The more we turn our backs on God, the bigger our problem becomes,” Graham, the son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, tells Newsmax in a wide-ranging interview. “I didn’t hear any of the candidates say that we needed to call our nation to prayer. I didn’t hear any of the candidates say that we needed to ask God for help.

“We still think that we can work our way out of this problem – and I don’t think we can,” Graham added. “I don’t have confidence in the Republican Party right now, and I don’t have confidence in the Democratic Party.

“I don’t believe there is leadership in Washington that can solve this problem. We just deal with it as issues for the day, and it kicks the can further and further down the road. We need God’s help to solve this problem – we can’t go without God.”

Last week’s election results, which sent President Barack Obama back to the White House for another four years, put the nation further along a “path of destruction,” Graham said.

“There is no question that America has been a nation that has been blessed by almighty God. There is no other nation in the history of mankind that has done what his nation has done – and it’s because of God’s hand and his blessing.

“In the last four years, we have begun to turn our backs on God,” Graham reiterated. “We have taken God out of our education system. We have taken him out of government. You have lawyers that sue you every time you mention the name of Jesus Christ in any public forum.

“What has happened is we have allowed ourselves to take God out everything that we do – and I believe that God will judge our nation one day.”

And, “maybe God will have to bring our nation to our knees – to where that we just have a complete economic collapse” to do that, Graham said. “Maybe at that point, people will again call upon the name of almighty God.”

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Barry Obama : The Young Turk


Young Turk:
Date: 1908
Function: noun
Etymology: Young Turks, a 20th century revolutionary party in Turkey
:an insurgent or a member of an insurgent group especially in a political party : radical; broadly
:one advocating changes within a usually established group.





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