Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Good Video

"If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that’s one more than Congress has created in the last six months." – Sen. Evan Bayh (DEMOCRAT!)

The following video was posted on Facebook by a group called "Being Conservative" in honor of the 1st anniversary of Obama's "stimulus bill":

Much of it can be elaborated upon, but I'll simply post it here and let my two readers post their own observations.

I could write a book.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What's In My Head

"My window faces the south, and though I'm far from that Swanee, I'm never frownin', or down in the mouth, My window faces the south" ~ Bob Wills (attributed)

With all this snow, all I can think about is warm summer days, and this song takes me there for just a little while.

And then there's this one:

Come on, Global Warming!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Al Gore's Frozen Wasteland

"It will keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries 'Uncle'" ~ Senator Jim DeMint

I found this video over at Timothy's place.

They are a great band with a common sense message.

We often hear the principles in arguments accuse each other of "moving the goalposts". This means changing the focus of a process or competition by one side in order to regain advantage when it becomes obvious the argument is failing.

Both Liberals and Conservatives are guilty of changing the focus of an argument when their argument begins to falter.

Usually, the charge of moving the goalposts is ambiguous at best. It isn't always clear what goal post has been moved, or by whom.

But in the Global Warming, Climate Change, or the phrase du jour argument, there is no more classic a case of moving the goal posts.

Global Warming proponents gained the advantage early in convincing gullible people that the Globe was indeed warming. But, in the last several years, it has become increasingly obvious that not only is the globe not warming, it is beginning to get colder.

Therefore, when the arguments in favor of GW began to unravel, Al Gore and his minions "moved the goalposts", by changing the phrasology from "Global Warming" to "Climate Change".

I have to admit, this was a very clever move.

Now, it doesn't matter what the climate does. It no longer matters which way the average global temperature moves, or by how much. Al Gore's people simply attribute whatever happens to Climate Change, and they cannot be wrong.

Of course, the climate has been constantly changing since God created the world, so they will always be right, unless the climate stops changing.

And that brings up another point:

All those who claim to be Christians but believe in man-made Global Climate Change demonstrate they have little or no faith in God. If they did, they'd know God is in control, and nothing man can do can ever wrest that control from Him. And, they wouldn't worry about the future of the planet.

If we can't trust God to keep us safe, who can we trust?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Green Police

“I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty” ~ George F. Burns

My Liberal Doctor nephew placed this statement on his Facebook status on Super Bowl Sunday:

"I kinda liked the Green Police Audi ad."

He was updating his readers on the ads airing during the Superbowl. He was, as expected, unimpressed with Focus on the Family's Tim Tebow Right to life ad (as was I,) and seemed to think most of the other ads were chauvinistic.

But it was obvious that he thought the green police ad was his favorite. In fact, his first unedited comment about it was something like, "I really love the green police Audi ad!"

I say "something like" because he changed the wording after a commenter or two pointed out the disturbing aspect.

If you haven't seen the ad, here it is:

Personally, I found the ad troubling to say the least.

I'm sure the Audi company thought this was a cleverly humorous ad, but for me it appears frighteningly prophetic.

We are already seeing, right here in America, efforts to bring this fantasy to reality. Part of Obama's as yet relatively unheralded environmentalist policy is indeed, to outlaw incandescent light bulbs, among some equally intrusive "green" policies.

And, there is already an organization called the Green Police dedicated to monitoring the amount of environmental abuses.

It's perplexing to me that someone who claims to be caring and freedom loving, etc, would find this prophetic vision of a not-too-distant futuristic America particularly provocative.

Perhaps I am overreacting?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Sign From God?

"And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them." ~ Numbers 20:12

I don't usually adhere to the notion that God sends plagues or pestilences down to punish the wicked, but these series of unusually severe snowstorms that have been slamming us here in the Washington DC area are starting to make me think perhaps God is trying to get someone's attention.

Someone like these Senators and Congressmen, including our so-called President (I say so-called because he isn't my President, as far as I'm concerned)and his staff. They have been pushing this stupid global warming agenda (in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary), and I am beginning to think God has had about enough of these mere men (and women) thinking they have control over the weather.

I heard this morning, that Washington DC has suffered the brunt of the storms with over three feet of snow so far and more expected.

It's almost as if the amount of snow is in direct proportion to the amount of arrogance in that city.


Mere mortals have no control over the weather.


We cannot create any kind of climate change be it global warming or global cooling. Neither can we fix it if it happens. We never could. We never will.

If we could control the weather, we could prevent these monstrous blizzards that are crippling the mid-Atlantic region right now!

Now. If I was one who believed God sends severe storms on people to punish them for their arrogance and haughty spirits, I would say the blanket of snow now burying DC is a message from God.

A call for repentance to those who contend they know better than God what's best for the people.

As an aside, It seems to me that Christians who believe in some kind of man-made climate change such as Global Warming are placing their faith in the wrong God. Do you know what I mean?

Remember the Old Testament incident (it's in Numbers 20) in which Moses got impatient and struck the rock violently twice to produce the water for the Hebrew children?

Remember? God told him to speak to the rock and the water would flow, but Moses got impatient and arrogant, and demonstrated that he thought he knew better than God how to produce the water.


Does that remind you of anyone today?

How did God respond? That seemingly minor impertinence cost Moses the chance to enter the Promised land, did it not?

If that little minor demonstration of arrogance was bad enough to earn punishment of Moses so severely, how much more should the arrogance of our so-called leaders cost them?

I'm just asking questions that should make some people think.

Now. I don't really believe God works that way nowadays. I think, in these Messianic times, God saves our punishments for the hereafter.

But I do believe that God sometimes sends messages to remind us Who's really in control.

Hint: It isn't us.

The only thing we have to do is be smart enough to realize what the message is and Who's sending it to us, and then, to change our ways accordingly.

But, alas, I don't think they're getting the message.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Snowed In

"In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago."
~ Christina Rossetti

I am snowed in today, and unable to go to work. I don't know how deep it is out there, but the street has not yet been plowed, and is not passable.
Front Yard (That's George Washington's tree on the left)

Back Yard

And the snow is still falling. Meteorologists are predicting it won't stop until about 10 PM.

This is about the fourth significant snowfall we've had here in Virgina this winter, and I understand more is coming in a few days.

I hate snow. I can't remember ever liking snow. Even as a child, my first memory of snow was walking home from school in snow up to my hips. When I got home, my feet itched from near frostbite. I was miserable.

I'd like to have Al Gore right here in front of me to re-explain Global Warming to me. And maybe shovel my driveway.

If we get much more of this Global Warming, we're all going to freeze to death.

Every year I make this vow:

"I'm moving to Arizona."

But, of course I won't. But every time I say it, I really mean it.

This year my vow is somewhat different:

I'm going to throw a snow shovel over my shoulder, and start heading south until someone stops me and says, "What the heck is that there thang there?"

And then I'll settle down.