Friday, April 29, 2011

Feel-Good Friday Kickoff: Reach

I don't know about you, but I haven't seen cheerful news in awhile. And that got me thinking: I need to do something cheerful right before the weekend, just as a way to help everyone relax and enjoy the weekend. Thus, this past Monday, Feel-Good Friday was concieved.

The idea is to have some uplifting song or interesting video or happy news story down here, so we can all dump off the stress of the week and have a good weekend. I would to make this a regular feature, but we'll have to see what I can find. Right now I have enough material to run this feature on my blog for about eight weeks. If anyone has a song to suggest or a cheerful story they think would make a good Feel-Good Friday report, drop a link to it in the comments, and maybe it can be  a report.

But for now, let's get to the first video. Peter Furler is the former singer of Newboys, who left to pursure his own goals. This is one of his first singles, called "Reach."

I am going to post the lyrics here, just on the off chance that someone has some trouble with the lyrics in the video. (I don't know why they would, but just in case.)

You hold the weight of the world
Still I don't slip through your hands
Your love is bigger
Than just an ocean built by man
I fall again and again,
But you whisper, "You're still mine."
You feel the pain of the world,
But you never push mine aside.

And You reach for me
With a love that quiets all my fears
And You reach for me
Like a Father wipes away the tears
So many people in this world,
But I hear You calling out my name.
You reach for me.
Now I'm never gonna be the same.

You know all of my fears
There's nothing Your eyes can't see.
When I tried to give up,
Lord, you never gave up on me.
I give You all of my hopes and dreams,
I lay them down.
Of all the places I've looked,
You're the one truth I have found. 

And You reach for me
With a love that quiets all my fears
And You reach for me
Like a Father wipes away the tears
So many people in this world,
But I hear You calling out my name.
You reach for me.
Now I'm never gonna be the same.
You hold the weight of the world,
Still I don't slip through Your hands.
You put the stars in the sky.
You know every grain of sand.

But You reach for me
With a love that quiets all my fears.
And You reach for me,
Like a Father wipes away the tears.
So many people in this world,
But I hear You calling out my name.
You reach for me.
Now I'm never gonna be the same.
You reach for me.
For me.
Have a great weekend everyone! Remember, if you have a video or a recent newstory you want to nominate for next week's Feel-Good Friday post, send it on in!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Koran Burning Drama Goes On and On!

No, it really does.

I have some...interesting news today. All of this news was discovered over Easter weekend but not posted because, hey it was Easter and I had better things to blog about. But Easter is over so let's get to this.

In the bruhaha over Terry Jones burning a Koran, you may not remember that a New Jersey transit worker burned a Koran last year, and then got fired for it. Yes, he was fired for committing an act of free speech. Well, guess who helped him get his job back? The ACLU. Yes, that ACLU.

From's Green Room:

Whoever said politics makes strange bedfellows sure said a mouthful. Witness the case of a New Jersey Transit worker who was fired last year for setting fire to pages of a Koran outside the proposed mosque site near Ground Zero.

Not only will the man, Derek Fenton, be getting his job back. He will be reimbursed for every day of pay he lost since his firing and will also receive $25,000 for pain and suffering.

But here is where the story gets interesting. The terms the settlement, which are detailed above, were negotiated out-of-court on Fenton’s behalf by attorneys for—wait for it—the American Civil Liberties Union. Equally jaw-dropping is the name of the individual who originally condemned Fenton’s actions and supported his dismissal—Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
I am actually not surprised to hear about Christie being a dhimmi. I've known about his dhimmi tendencies for a while now.

In a statement, Fenton said:
Our government cannot pick and choose whose free speech rights are protected, based on whether or not they approve of the content of our statements or actions. This is the very essence of the First Amendment.
The Attorney General’s Office and a spokesman for the governor declined comment, which is understandable. The ACLU coming down on the side of a protester against the downtown mosque project probably left them speechless.
They weren't the only ones left speechless when they heard about it.

What makes this story ten time weirder is the fact that CAIR, the terrorist-supporting Council on American-Islamic Relations, came out and endorsed Fenton being re-hired. You can read about that over on HotAir.

Did the whole world just turn on its head?

In other news, Terry Jones - yes, Mr Koran Burner himself - was put in jail in Dearborn MI. Not because he'd done anything, but because the judge thought he might do something.

My "Sharia Advancing" and "Constitution is being violated" senses are tingling.

Jones was going to protest outside a mosque, and the Sharia-compliant judge decided that that certainly wouldn't do, so he preemptively put Jones in jail and forbade him to go near the mosque for three years. Despite this, Jones, who apparently understands that whole 'freedom of speech' thing better than the judge, is going to protest anyway.

All I have to say about that is, well, be careful, and good for him. Judges don't make the law and they are certainly NOT above the Constitution. The judge can take his sharia and stick it where the sun don't shine.

Via Gateway Pundit, via The Hill:
Controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones said he will follow through on his plan to protest outside an Islamic center in Michigan next week despite a judge's order to stay away from the mosque for three years, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

Jones had planned to protest against jihad and Shariah law outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn on Friday, the largest mosque in the metro-Detroit region that is home to one of the largest populations of Arab-Americans.
However, Judge Mark Somers ordered Jones and pastor Wayne Sapp to jail after a jury determined they would likely breach the peace. Somers set a $1 cash bond for Jones and Sapp and ordered them not go to the mosque or adjacent property for three years.

"The arrests, the whole proceedings, were a definite violation of our Constitutional rights," Jones said. "As a matter of fact, we were arrested and had not even committed a crime. It is a complete violation of our First Amendment right of freedom of speech. It was clearly influenced by the mosque."
The mosque, huh? I believe it. Let's see the Index on Islam. Hmm... I think what we might have here is a case of Muslim supremacy. Muslims think they are better than us, and demand to be treated better than you and I. Apparently this includes not having to be inconvenienced by someone else's freedom of thought.

You know, I don't like to come out on the side of people like Jones, but if he keeps standing up for my right to commit acts of free speech against Muslims then I'll have to.

One last thing before I close. for his next act, Jones is contemplating putting Muhammed on trial:

Florida pastor Terry Jones should quit while he’s ahead. Or maybe that should read “while he has a head.”

Jones, who made headlines in March for burning a copy of the Koran and more recently for his putative role in inciting protests of his actions in Afghanistan, is now contemplating Act 2 of his real-life morality play. One possibility under consideration is placing the Islamic high prophet Muhammad on trial, presumably for "crimes against humanity," Jones’s rationale for burning the Koran.

“It is definitely a consideration,” Jones told the English newspaper The Telegraph on Saturday.
I gotta admit, the guy has guts. He might be crazy, but he's got guts.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Resurrection Day!

Wide open, wide open
They nailed His arms wide open
After three days in the cold grave
The power of sin was broken!
Now with outstretched arms He welcomes in
Everyone who trusts in Him
His nail-scarred hands hold heaven's gates wide open!

HAPPY RESURRECTIONS DAY! Today we Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection from the dead,
Per my Easter traditions, here is Petra's "He Came, He Saw, He Conquered."


He came alone into the battle
He knew nobody else could face His foe
He left His throne, He left His glory
He knew nobody else could ever go
He called the bluff, He took the challenge
He came into this world to seek and save
No one could know, no one could fathom
The way to win was only through the grave
They laid Him in His tomb
They thought they'd sealed His doom
But He rose
He rose!

He came, He saw, He conquered death and hell
He came, He saw, He is alive and well
He was, He is, and only He forgives
He died, He rose, He lives
He came, He saw, He conquered!

The doors were locked, they heard Him knocking
They were afraid they would be taken, too
Familiar voice said, "Come and follow"
Come and see the things the Lord can do
They went to where He lay
The stone was rolled away
He rose
He rose!


He came into this world
He saw humanity
He heard the SOS
He met the enemy
The enemy was conquered
The enemy was conquered!
From the NET Bible, Matthew 28, verses 1-10:

28:1 Now after the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 28:2 Suddenly there was a severe earthquake, for an angel of the Lord  descending from heaven came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. 28:3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 28:4 The guards were shaken and became like dead men because they were so afraid of him. 28:5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 28:6 He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying. 28:7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead. He is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there.’ Listen, I have told you!” 28:8 So they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 28:9 But Jesus met them, saying, “Greetings!” They came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him. 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee. They will see me there.”

Happy Resurrection Day, everyone! As you celebrate today with family and friends, don't forget what we're truly celebrating: Jesus' Resurrection.

And because I love this song, I'll embed this one last video down here for you all to enjoy. It is Newsong's "Wide Open" - the same song I linked to up there.

Please enjoy, and have a great Resurrection Day.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Info Dump: Patriot Guards Riders, Heritage Foundation Tax Graph, and More

Well, it's time to clean out the favorites again! First, let's do this video about the Patriot Guard Riders.

This video was amazing. We all know that the Westboro Hive of Liberal Scum is, well, liberal scum. The Patriot Guard Riders make dealing with those losers a little easier though.

I am not an overly sentimental person, but at 5:52 when they show the Guards riding in, looking for all the world like heroes about to go on a great rescue mission, I had tears in my eyes.

One of the things that has always bothered me about the Westboro scum is that they don't seem to comprehend that it's because soldiers are dying to preserve freedom that these people have to the right to be the lowest scum on the earth.

God bless the Patriot Guard Riders.

This next video is about the national debt. I was urged by Opus #6 of American Perspective to pass this on. I think she's right.

Watch - and be terrified.

If it scares you, PASS IT ON!

This final video goes back to the Koran burning incident. I feel that this needs to be reposted because of the very, very good points this guy makes.

Several things jump out at me from this video.

1)Obama is either insane or a Muslim. Or both.
2)I used to think the Petraeus was good general, now, eh not so much.
3) Can we air-drop the Clintons into Afghanistan? And then forget to ever go back and get them?

But all joking aside, it is insane that Bible are burned by the government yet the government MUST MUST MUST go run out and condemn Terry Jones. And then the directives on how Korans must be handled at Gitmo. What kinda BS is this?!

Also, am I the only one who noticed that no Christians were out rioting in the streets after those Bibles were burned? Gee, it's like Christianity is ...peaceful. Truly peaceful, unlike the religion of outrage/violence/hatred/anger, Islam.

Related: Special treatment for Islam

Here is a tax chart from the Heritage Foundation. This chart is wider then my blog, and I apologize, but please follow the link at the bottom back to their site and see it in full.

Tax Day
Via: Heritage Foundation

And one more chart before I go. Want to know how much is spent on entitlement programs? Well, here's the only chart you need to see to understand why the US is screwed.

I hope you all enjoyed the videos. Umm, as that was possible, anyway. Thanks for reading.

Friday, April 22, 2011

It is Finished

Petra - It is Finished

From the NET Bible, John 19: 16-30

19:16 Then Pilate handed him [Jesus] over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, 19:17 and carrying his own cross he went out to the place called “The Place of the Skull” (called in Aramaic Golgotha). 19:18 There they crucified him along with two others, one on each side, with Jesus in the middle. 19:19 Pilate also had a notice written and fastened to the cross, which read: “Jesus the Nazarene, the king of the Jews.” 19:20 Thus many of the Jewish residents of Jerusalem read this notice, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice was written in Aramaic, Latin, and Greek. 19:21 Then the chief priests of the Jews 68 said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The king of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am king of the Jews.’” 19:22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

19:23 Now when the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and made four shares, one for each soldier, and the tunic remained. (Now the tunic was seamless, woven from top to bottom as a single piece.) 19:24 So the soldiers said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but throw dice to see who will get it.” This took place to fulfill the scripture that says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they threw dice.” So the soldiers did these things.

19:25 Now standing beside Jesus’ cross were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 19:26 So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, look, here is your son!” 19:27 He then said to his disciple, “Look, here is your mother!” From that very time the disciple took her into his own home.

19:28 After this Jesus, realizing that by this time everything was completed, said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty!” 19:29 A jar full of sour wine was there, so they put a sponge soaked in sour wine on a branch of hyssop and lifted it to his mouth. 19:30 When he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is completed!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
"It is completed." In many versions of the Bible, this is translated as "It is finished."

Some people, today is a big day because today is Earth Day. For Christians, today is an important day because our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, died on the cross to save us from our sins.

As Petra says it, "The provision has been made, the foundation has been laid. He [Jesus] paid the ransom due and tore the temple veil in two, and opened up the way [to heaven] for me and you."

But the story is not over yet. Sunday is coming...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's All Fun and Games ... Until They Start Picking on You

This was brought to my attention just this morning, and I feel the need to comment on it.

Yesterday, some idiot blogger on the blog Wonkette decided to attack Sarah Palin's son Trig on his birthday. Apparently, an idiot - who was probably dropped on his head as a child - named Jack Stuef thinks it's funny to pick on a disabled child. Here's one of his tamer remarks, courtesy of Gateway Pundit, since I REFUSE to link to Wonkette:
That strange man yelling unintelligibly at Sarah Palin? He’s merely a lowly shepherd proclaiming the birth of our savior. Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to the America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.) It doesn’t matter. What matters is that we are privileged to live in a time when we can witness the greatest prop in world political history.
What in the crap is this? Seriously? Sarah and Todd Palin are the parents of Trig, who was unfortunately born with Down Syndrome, but was born into a kind, loving, family.

Personally, I like Mediaite's response to that quote:
Hey, that’s really funny, calling Trig a gentleman scholar because he has Down Syndrome. And the speculation that Todd Palin may have raped his daughter? Pure comedy gold. You know what will be even funnier? The first time Jack Stuef runs into Todd Palin. That one practically writes its own punchline.

Very true.

Personally, I cannot believe that these idjits and the rest of the libtard gang are still going on about this. Honestly. And they call us Obama Birthers nuts. At least we have a valid reason for what we do. These people are so afraid of Sarah Palin they have to stoop to attacking her disabled child.

Now, I'm sure Whorekette writers and editors are not aware of this, but as far as I, and presumably most other people, are concerned, you don't look very brave picking on a child because you're afraid of his mother. In fact, if this was happening in a school, this would be called bullying. Heck, forget the school part - it is bullying.

Hey losers! Didn't Obama have something to say about bullying? Or did he make an exception for disabled children of people who scare both him and you?

In response to these despicable actions, people went and complained to the advertisers, three of whom have agreed to drop support of Whorekette. Well, good for them. From Life News:
Three large companies have dropped their advertisements on the liberal, pro-abortion Wonkette blog after it ran a post earlier today bashing pro-life former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin

Conservative political activists are up in arms because the post, which Wonkette has defended, calls Palin’s son trig, who has Down syndrome, “retarded,” “somewhat alive,” and includes crass claims that Palin conceived her son as a victim of incest.
At the site, you can see screenshots ot the Twitter messages that Papa John's, Huggies, and Vanguard posted, saying that they were withdrawing support.
Wonkette responded with tweets of its own claiming Papa Johns was engaging in “homophobia.”

“Boycott Papa Johns, spread the word,” the web site tweeted. “Homophobic Papa Johns. Why does every … pizza chain support wingnut extremists?”
This here is more proof that liberal should be kept in grade school forever, since they don't seem to understand the basic concept that WORDS HAVE MEANING. How is punishing bullies homophobic? Come on, Whorekette! I'm on pins and needles waiting for you to explain this one!
Meanwhile, Wonkette Chief Editor Ken Layne defended the post in response to a query from the web site Mediaite as one attacking Palin’s supposed use of her mentally disabled son at political events. He also tweeted: “We beat up on Sarah Palin’s craven use of her son as a political prop. Child protective services should take Trig away.”

Okay, I cannot recall one incident during her run as VP where Mrs. Palin EVER used her child as a political prop. Barack Obama and his media stooges, on the other hand, had no problem at all with using a disabled child to distract from Obama's statements about spreading the wealth around, Obama's missing school records, doctor records, and birth certificate.

So what we have here, Wonkette, is a case where you thought you could attack a disabled child, and then you started acting like a child when it came out that, oh yeah, most average Americans just can't endorse stuff like that.
You went out to hurt the Palin family by attacking their son on his birthday, and blew up in your face. Now you're forced to use the phrase "homophobic" to describe people who decided that you are not worth their time or money. When did we get homosexuals involved in this?

It's all fun and games, picking on other people's kids, until other people start picking on you.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Dream 2012 Administration

I have a dream.

And in my dream, everything since January 20, 2009, never happened. It was all a hallucination. I don't know what I overdosed on, but when I wake up, everything will be better.

Well, okay, Obama being president is a nightmare I can't wake up from, but I still like to dream.

And because soon gas will $4 a gallon and I'll REALLY lose my mind, I began thinking about 2012. If the fact that Obama is running again isn't enough to scare you to death, then you should at least feel really bad that the only thing we'll get from the Republican party is undoubtedly a useless RINO. Then Trump will run and split the vote, and we'll all be screwed. (Thank heaven for term limits, at least.)

No, the Republican Party should probably be abolished. We'll have to replace them with a group of people that actually have spines and won't pander to the Democrats. But it's not to late for them to save themselves. I have some suggestions for a great Republican (not RINO) administration.

First off, the president and VP.

Herman Cain - President
Sarah Palin - Vice President.

See, Republicans? I'm willing to compromise here. You destroy Obamacare, restore our country, and stop giving us useless RINOS, and I'll only have Palin be the VP.

At least until 2016.

Now, onto the other members. First, pass a law preventing any more Czars or similar entities, ever. Then fire Eric Holder. Then give the following positions to the following people:

Secretary of Defense - Colonel Allen West (Who better to defend the country than someone who's done it before?)
Secretary of the Treasury - Donald Trump (Because people with business experience tend to do a bit better then tax cheats.)
Secretary of State - Michele Bachman (No more ridiculous reset buttons - or pandering to the enemy.)
Head of Departement of Homeland Security - Abolish this office and give these powers to the Sec of Defense.

Abolish the Secretaries and Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban development, transportation, energy, and education. the rest of the positions can be filled how Cain and Palin see fit.

An administration like this could be a dream come true.

Certainly it would be better than the nightmare we have now.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just For Fun - Transforming Owl

Well, I saw this video a while ago, and I thought, just to put up something new, and for something fun, I'll post this video.
This is an owl from the Republic of South Africa that 'transforms' to help defend itself from predators. The video is in Japanese, but you don't need to speak the language to understand what's going on. Depending on how big the predator approaching him is, the owl will make himself bigger to try and scare the predator away, or smaller to try and blend in with his surrounding. (If he was sitting on a tree.) One word you might hear in the video is the word 'henshin,' which Japanese for transforming or changing the body.

Here is the owl:

I think he's a cute owl. Especially when he makes himself all skinny.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

When Fate Can't Wait to Kick You in the Butt

Hey libs, methinks YOU might to rethink Obamacare after this story. Courtesy of I Hate the Media: Former British health director dies after operation cancelled four times.

Oh, did I mention that the operation was cancelled at her own hospital? From the Daily Mail:
A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation - at her own hospital.

Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.

But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.

Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust - the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.

He said: 'I don't really know why she died. I did not get a reason from the hospital. We all want to know for closure. She got weaker and weaker as she waited and operations were put off.'
Sadly, I can't feel very bad for her husband. All I can think about are the people who died after this woman cancelled their operations or decided that their medicine was too expensive and that they weren't worth it.

And yet, despite things like this, Democrats insist that socialized medicine will drive down costs and make healthcare more affordable for everyone. Yeah right.

So, do the British recognize the irony in this story? More importantly, does the Ministry of Truth American Media recognize the irony of this?

Oh wait, they didn't report it. Nevermind.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Answer is a Resounding, "NO!"

The question is, "Should Florida Pastor Terry Jones be held responsible for deaths in Afghanistan?" Now, I know the current crop of idiots sitting in Congress thinks that the answer is yes, but Jones did not go and chop any heads off. It was -wait for it- the MUSLIMS. Yes, the Religion of Perpetual Outrage, back at it again. Or did they just not ever stop? This will come as a surprise to a lot of people - including Lindsey Graham - but we have a little thing in this country called "freedom of speech." It's not just for reporters, it's for everyone. Including slightly wacky pastors who decide to poke nests of bloodthirsty marauding vipers in the eye with a stick. You can do that in America. You can't do it in, say, Iran.

But with all these religions and different groups going around causing violence, maybe there is a point to be made here. I mean, if these different groups go around offing each other all the time, we'll have World War III before you know it. After all, who can forget -

- How the Christians called for the death of the artist who made the "piss Christ" exhibit? Oh wait! They didn't!

- How angry Buddhists went out and protested after the statues of Buddha were destroyed? Well, the statues were destroyed, but the Buddhists weren't rioting.

- How angry rednecks rioted in the streets after an American flag was burned! If you don't remember hearing about this, that's because it never happened.

-How Hindus and Sikhs murdered Muslim men for grooming their daughters for sex! I would have given them an excuse note for that one, but they didn't. Indeed, the article says that the two communities should commended for the restraint they showed.

- How the Jews firebombed the Muslims for their building a mosque on the remains of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem! If this didn't make the news where you live, that's because it didn't happen!!

No, invariably, there's only ever one group of 'people' that get angry over every little thing, and that's the Muslims. And these people are angry over everything. I am not kidding. Which religion in the works itself into a frenzy over an imagined vision of their god's name on an ice cream wrapper? That would be Islam. Which group of people in the world get into a snit because of a collection of privately owned porcelain pigs? Yep, Islam again. What religion demands that interfaith rooms be declared Muslim-only? Oh come on, guess!

Here is a list of things that Muslims find offensive. I don't call Islam the Religion of Perpetual Outrage for nothing. These people are ALWAYS angry. Which is fine by me - if you want to be miserable your whole life, then by all means don't let me stop you, but don't you DARE try and tell me what I can and can't do. In America, if you want to burn a Koran, that is your free right to do so.

The only thing Terry Jones is responsible for is the fact that he burned a Koran. Nothing more. He was not responsible for the fact that ten people died in Afghanistan. The blame for that rests solely on a religion that hates everyone and everything.

Related: Should We Blame a Florida Pastor for Deaths in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

This is a Thing of Beauty

You all remember those stupid remarks made by Flimsey Grahamnesty useless stupid RINO Lindsey Graham, don't you? You know, where he bashed Terry Jones for burning a Koran and said that "freedom of speech is a great idea but we're at war"? If you don't, then click here and read all about it. Well, one lady over on Youtube has had enough Grahamnesty. These videos are a thing of beauty. There is a language warning, as she freely cusses the old RINO out. Hurry and watch the vids before YouTube takes them down!!

I nominate this woman for president. Somehow, I sense she might have the cajones to stand up to the Islamofacists.