Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Few, The Proud

I just added Andrew Breitbart's new blog, Big Journalism, to my Blogroll List because that's where I can find Kyle-Anne Shiver's work and because it's really good.

Today features yet another great article by Ms. Shiver about the Main Stream Media and James O'Keefe. It puts the radical Sixties into perspective for those of us who survived it and for those who've only heard the stories.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thank for This Cartoon

Save this cartoon just in case any of your friends or neighbors were impressed by Obama's 'budget freeze.' First off, he is increasing the budget as much as he possibly can this year, but the freeze does not begin until next year. Secondly, he has artfully eliminated most budget items from the freeze. Third, he's already broken innumerable promises, so one can hardly believe he will live up to this one. And fourth, ALL politicans routinely and repeatedly break promises regarding spending our money. Remember "Read My Lips" H. W. Bush.

Connect the Dots

Or rather, let our good friend, Kyle-Anne Shiver, do it for you. Her research and analysis of our current political situation is spot on because she fills in the blanks that others are afraid to publish. You will appreciate her newest article, Awaiting the Soros Obama SOTU: The State of the 'Remaking America' Revolution. Read it. We must stay informed and active if we are to protect America "from all enemies, both domestic and foreign."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Join The Rebellion

Tired of mass media lies or Hollywood decadence? Choose your own entertainment instead of yelling at the television set. There's a wide world out there beyond the packages served to us by those who detest Christian values or who promote "alternative lifestyles."

If you're reading blogs, you've already started to think for yourself. Congratulations! Keep it up and encourage the ones that you like best.

If you've been there and done that, here are a few suggestions for free Podcast entertainment I've found since cutting the cable (as in TV) last fall. If you have a MP3 player, you can download the programs and listen while you drive, do the supper dishes, or walk the dog. If not, you can still listen and watch from your computer. Afterwards, you'll feel refreshed instead of tired.

1. Even if you hated science classes in school, you'll love Ian Maxfield's genial wit at The Catholic Lab (also see link at the right). He includes a bit of study, news items, biographies, and jokes with each weekly broadcast. My favorites were the one that explained some of the miracles that take place each time a baby is born and the one explaining the importance of carbon. (Yes, the same carbon the EPA recently designated as a major pollutant.)

2. Peter Kreeft, everyone's favorite philosopher, has a whole list of talks he's given that make philosophy understandable, interesting, and fun. Typing Peter Kreeft in the search box of iTunes will lead you to several selections posted under iTunes U. My absolute favorite, Ecumenical Jihad, is so good that I wish I could get everybody to listen to it and follow his suggestions. You can also go to his website and find at least 39 more favorites to download.

3. ITunes U has university lectures from all over the place on all sorts of topics. I've just begun to explore The Mises Institute's series on political philosophy from Plato to Rothberd, but they also carry many other lectures from both universities and think tanks. Last night I enjoyed Laughing with the Saints and collected about five good jokes making fun of us Catholics.

Of course, if you're willing to spend money, you can also download thousands more books and movies from iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Audible. But, I'm going to enjoy the freebies first.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tea Bagging and Politics

For those who, like me, had no idea what the newly popular terms, "tea bagging" and "tea baggers" meant, I point you to an article by Kyle-Anne Shiver , Are Liberals Encouraging Pedophiles with Their "Tea Bagger" Epithet? You Decide. She has written and published it at great personal expense both emotionally and financially.

I warn you not to read it if you are at all squeamish about sexual perversion. But, whether you read it or not, please do not use these words or allow others to use them in your presence. The vile terms have no place in civil discourse, the public square, or polite society. Honest, patriotic, G_d-fearing Americans should never be associated with the idea, the phrase, or the practice. Do not allow anyone to titillate themselves or others by saying the words out loud. Write protest letters to the editor if you run across them in print.

*I have carried Kyle Anne-Shiver's blog, Common Sense Regained, on my blog roll since reading and admiring her work at American Thinker. Last April and last August, I wrote about specific columns she had written. Sadly, AT refused to publish her current article.

The Truth Will Out

Yesterday, on the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, around 300,000* people marched to protest. Usually, the media ignores the march or they seriously downplay the number attending. Reuters wrote that tens of thousands attended this year, giving the impression that the actual number was far smaller than it actually was. And so many, if not most, Americans remain uninformed about the growing discontent with this Supreme Court ruling.

To honor the occasion NPR produced a show commemorating abortion "rights" for its fairly liberal audience. However, when the call-in portion began, most of the calls were from men and women who expressed deep grief and regret about abortions twenty and twenty-five years earlier. The normally cool professionals could hardly contain their surprise at the pain callers expressed about actions they took so many years ago.

The reality is that no matter what you call it or how you excuse it, you can not break the laws of God without suffering for it. The Ten Commandments tell us who we are and how to best take advantage of our lives. They are the Manufacturer's Handbook, not arbitrary rules from a vengeful God.

*The first march started with 20,000 protesters, but the numbers have grown through the years. Because it is possible to get accurate counts from the different organizations coming from all around the country, the March for Life organization numbers are far more reliable than media or, even, police estimates.

Friday, January 22, 2010

This Video Explains Brown's Victory Update

Rush Limbaugh is behind the curve -- he didn't catch on to the video I posted on Wednesday until today. Finally, he acknowledged and recommended it this afternoon. Go to to view it.

All day pundits have been explaining the meaning of Scott Brown's victory last night. But this video clarifies it best with entertaining subtitles. It's worth the 3+ minutes of your time. Honest. (Hat tip to The Anchoress)

Tyranny, As I've Said Before

A van signs reiterates the thoughts of voters and taxpayers all over America. I think it's time to insist that Congress can not pass any laws that treat them differently from the rest of us.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This Video Explains Brown's Victory

All day pundits have been explaining the meaning of Scott Brown's victory last night. But this video clarifies it best with entertaining subtitles. It's worth the 3+ minutes of your time. Honest. (Hat tip to The Anchoress)

After 2,065 Years, We Ought to Know This

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." ... Cicero - 55 BC