Friday, April 30, 2010

Shortcut to Important News

Try following me on Twitter (@FairKaye) to see the articles I find both important and informative. This is a crucial time for all patriotic Americans to stay involved and instructed in the real news of the day, not the current propaganda.

Today's Tweets and ReTweets:
# A crime against us all - Dust bowl, California-style at Power Line

# Wouldn’t “criminal fraud on historic scale” more accurately describe Democrats’ role in housing debacle?

# thomgough Puerto Rican people have rejected statehood three times since 1991! Besides a power grab why else would congress be trying to do this again? 5:33 PM Apr 28th via TweetDeck Retweeted by you and 7 others

# Why isn't abortion THE primary social justice issue among Catholics?

# Send your Repub. Senators a pair of balls since they don't have any of their own regarding >finance reform.

# Steve_Simon The charge of dereliction of duty against Obama needs to be made over & over until it sticks. Immigration... #teaparty Retweeted by you and 5 others

# Kris Kobach re: AZ law: "It's more about the politics of 2010 than it is about this particular law."

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stop It Already

I do not trust any legislation coming from our current crop of Congressional Clowns. I wish we could entice them all to just stay home until after the November elections. Tacitus was right: "The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (Roman Senator and Historian, AD100)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Call Your Senators Today

Our dear friend, Harry Reid, is trying to push through a vote on the travesty of a banking reform bill today. It's been quickly cobbled together by the same people who caused the problems in the first place.
1. This bill establishes a continuing slush fund for future bailouts or other shenanigans.
2. It increases the power of union blocks through so called empowerment of shareholders.
3.It establishes a new bureaucracy that will over regulate businesses and dampen the economy and kill even more jobs.

A more complete discussion of the bill is at National Review Online today.


Sorry for the lack of posting lately. Allergy season has been a bear here in Atlanta this year. We had rain on Saturday to get the pollen count down, but it didn't come soon enough to prevent a wicked sinus infection.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dems, Big Government, Trust

Pew Research, an organization that usually favors Democrats, has published a new poll showing the low level of trust between the American people and their government. Inadvertently, their chart reveals that the level of trust and satisfaction with government goes down when we have Democratic administrations: Carter, Clinton, and Obama. It's an interesting phenomenon since Democrats generally favor federal government solutions to every problem. So, why is the party continuing to speed toward massive government take over of auto industry, banking industry, health care, etc.?

Environmentalists VS Reality

Nate Beeler's cartoon in the Washington Examiner today points out the basic flaw in the extreme environmentalists and global warmers premises. -- They ignore the possibility of God.

New Source of News and Entertainment

Kelsey Grammer is one of the lead backers of The RightNetwork, a new media outlet for conservative news and views. It will begin sometime this summer and be available on demand online, on mobile phones, and on-demand cable. Check out website and see trailers for some of the first shows they will air. Join them on Facebook and Twitter to offer your encouragement.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rev Up Your Engines Updated

Monday reading for concerned American citizens:

1. A cheery way to brighten your Monday morning would be to read the clever "Why I Vote Democratic" at Brutally Honest.

2.This administration and its public relations agents, a.k. mass media, apparently have no clue when it comes to economics. Every single report comes with a variation of the word "unexpected." In last Friday's dump of unpleasant news, Geithner says economy growing faster than expected. In light of the fact most people have not yet discerned any real growth, one wonders exactly what they were expecting.

3. Finally, some real coverage of the beating of 2 young Republicans in New Orleans after the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. The girl is still in the hospital after surgery to repair broken leg; the boy had a broken jaw. PowerLine links the attack to Democratic party. Big Government gives details of the attack and the injuries suffered. Mass media is too busy claiming that Tea Partiers are neo Klan members to notice that only real violence has come from Democrats in Pittsburg, St. Louis, and New Orleans.

4. The Catholic Church gets support from an unlikely source - a Jewish businessman in Cleveland. Refreshing to see that someone outside of the Church recognizes the recent attacks on Catholics and the Pope are based on prejudice, not facts. There have been point by point refutations of the instances when outright lies were told and when relevant facts were omitted on these stories dealing with decades old stories. But this man puts it all in perspective and looks at the big picture instead.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Next Year???

You Can Always Spot a Texan

When you notice a framed picture of bluebonnets in his home or office. You can always tell how homesick he is by counting how many such pictures he owns. Count me as very homesick.
And yes, I also get homesick for New Mexico, the land of my birth and early childhood.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day Tea Parties

No wonder Americans are upset with BIG government and high taxes. This year they will pay more in taxes than for housing, clothing, and shelter put together. Support your local group no matter how much the media is trying to disparage them.

In 1913, Federal taxes were 1% of income and the average family paid $12.97 in taxes. Today, a fairly low estimate of Federal taxes is 18.56% and the average family pays $6,922.50 on April 15, or an increase of 53,414%.

Yet Another Scandal

The German DGC magazine recently issued a full report about the Gold Cartel in Washington/Wall Street/London that has artificially kept the price of gold and silver low -- a story our media earnestly avoids. Use the link above to download the article, then pass it on to your friends.

I've been following the story since September 2009 and this is the first big revelation outside of GATA (Gold Anti Trust Action Committee) itself. Although gold has topped its 1980 high of $850, it has not kept up with inflation. Had that happened, it would be $2,275.99 today.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


No explanation necessary!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Chicago Way

From Phil Kerpen at Fox News. - Obama's Secret Power Grabs - Obama's Secret Power Grabs

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Crush It!

Gary Vaynerchuk's book, Crush It!, discusses using the new media to reach audiences and accomplish goals. He has become something of a superstar since elevating his father retail wine business from excellent to unbelievable by starting a video blog, The Wine Library.

At a recent conference of specialists in the new media, he claimed the following points as necessary for success in any field of endeavor:
1. Love your family first.
2. Work super hard.
3. Live your passion (your mission in life).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Now I'm Really Suspicious

According to CNN, the Polish plane that crashed last night had just been thoroughly refurbished in 2009. The company that did the repairs even included 6 years worth of extra spare parts when doing their jobs. And the insult added to injury is that Putin put himself in charge of the investigation of the accident.

The people on board were on their way to a memorial service for the 22,000 members of the Polish army killed by the Soviets.

Not mentioned in the news story or any other one I've read, but in a comment below it is the following from Desert Voice:
A drama like this the world has not seen! Poland is left without the entire Command of the Army! The Commander-in Chief, Gen. Franciszek Gągor, is dead, The Commander of the Infantry, Gen. Tadeusz Buk, is dead, the Commander of the Navy, Vice-Admiral Andrzej Karweta, is dead, the Commander of the Special Forces, Gen. Włodzimierz Potasiński, is dead, the Chief of the Field Operations of the Army, Gen. Bronisław Kwiatkowski, is dead, the Commander of the Air Force, Gen. Andrzej Błasik, is dead, the Vice-Minister of National Defense, Stanisław Komorowski, is dead, even the Chaplain of the Army, Bishop Gen. Tadeusz Płoski, is dead. In one moment, the whole Poland was deprived of the entire Command of the Armed Forces! Such thing has never been seen in the world! But the People and the Madonna of Częstochowa remain, ready to defend Poland! Long Live Poland!

Please pray for the brave people of Poland.

Taxpayers and Other Suckers

Every person who has just filed their tax return, is working or their tax return, or who plans to file an extension needs to read Mark Steyn's editorial comment in Investor's Business Daily today. He concludes with "A relatively tiny group of people is writing the check for the entire global order. What proportion of them would need to figure out the game's no longer worth it to bring the whole system crashing down?"

But read it all, then send a copy to each of your Congressional Clowns. It's time they all heard us say that we're angry as h__l and we're not going to take it anymore.

Friday, April 9, 2010

US Government Breaks Its Own Laws

American Thinker has another winner today in Government Is The Biggest Lawbreaker. By all means read it, talk about it, and start doing something about it.

Ever since Enron, I've daydreamed about describing some of the ways our federal government blithely breaks the same laws it forces down our throats every year. For example, no business would ever be allowed to operate with the slovenly reporting and accounting procedures that Congress routinely uses. Social Security is openly acknowledged to be a giant Ponzi scheme that makes Bernie Madoff look like a choir boy. And that's before we get around to the multitudinous laws that apply to taxpayers, but not law makers or the crony capitalism that makes a mockery of a free economic system.

From The Mouth of Babes . . .

And the pages of the New Orleans Picayune come these words of wisdom.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Rape of America

The Rape of America is up on American Thinker today and it's also listed as a "must read" on I heartily concur. Robin of Berkeley has penned another article with great insight into our culture.

If you're a regular at American Thinker, you remember that Robin is a psychotherapist and former atheist who found God. In the process of that discovery, she realized that many of the liberal tenets she previously held did not agree with her new faith or her understanding of human nature. She writes anonymously from Berkeley, and all of her articles are worth reading, sharing, and saving.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Great Cartoon from Last Week

Here's a great cartoon from last week about the Democrats' next legislative moves, just in case you missed it.

Fashion Statement for Summer

Hugh Hewitt is selling OIIOHH tee shirts for summer wear. I expect there will be a run on them soon. BTW, the initials stand for Obama Is In Over His Head, and he just proved it yet again with the senseless new nuclear treaty with Russia.

Monday, April 5, 2010

USA or Zimbabwe?

From Dr. Martin A. Weiss at Uncommon Wisdom:

FACT #1: The official national debt now stands at $12.68 trillion — an amount equal to about 88.5% of all the goods and services our economy produces in an entire year.

FACT #2: Contingent obligations for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans, and pensions now stand at an additional $108 trillion over and above the "official" national debt.

FACT #3: State, county and local governments are nearly $3 trillion in debt. Many can't pay and will ultimately demand that Washington assume responsibility for that debt as well.

FACT #4: Total federal, state and local government indebtedness now stands at a mind-blowing $123.6 trillion.

FACT #5: Last year, Washington added $1.4 trillion to the debt. In this fiscal year, the Obama administration will add another $1.6 trillion!

FACT #6: In addition to funding the current trillion-dollar-plus deficits, the U.S. Treasury must borrow MORE each year to replace bills, notes and bonds that are maturing.

FACT #7: This record-shattering borrowing by the Treasury has resulted in a Mt. Everest of Treasury obligations being dumped onto the market, which naturally depresses bond prices and drives interest rates higher.

FACT #8: In a desperate attempt to keep interest rates low, the Bernanke Federal Reserve has created $1.25 trillion out of thin air to buy mortgage-backed securities ... another $300 billion to buy U.S. Treasuries ... and yet another $170.6 billion to buy other government bonds — a total of nearly $1.7 trillion in all.

FACT #9: From September 10, 2008 to March 10 of this year, Bernanke increased the nation's monetary base from $850 billion to $2.1 trillion — a 250% increase in just 18 months.

FACT #10: Despite this massive money-printing, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has STILL risen by more than one-fifth — from 3.2% to 3.86% — since December.

FACT #11: Because of this massive money-printing, the U.S. dollar has lost nearly 10% of its value in the past 12 months alone.

The Clowns in Washington have to STOP THE SPENDING!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

....We were enslaved to the basic principles of the world.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son, born of woman, born under the law,
to redeem those under law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

Galatians 4:3b - 7

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lent 2010, Holy Saturday

But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. John 12:23-24
Jesus' death has born much fruit in the last two thousand years. As we wait for Easter to celebrate His resurrection, we can contemplate the far reaches of the Christian world view that produced Western Civilization at its best, the lives of Christians who have influenced us, and the personal growth we've experienced because of Jesus death. May we also be inspired to lay down our own narrow proclivities and open our lives to bearing more and better fruit now that we have a better understanding of God's outrageous love for us.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lent 2010, Good Friday

But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. I Corinthians 1:23-25
Today we commemorate humanity at its very worst when we committed the worst sin possible -- Deicide. And yet we call it Good Friday because it dramatically illustrates God's love for us crazy, silly, vengeful, selfish human beings.

I imagine that the followers of Christ went to bed that Friday night wondering about their own sanity for following a charismatic rabbi for three years only to watch his eventual execution with common criminals. They had waited since Thursday night for some Angelic cavalry to ride in to the rescue, but no miracles occurred. There was no way on earth that any of them could begin to comprehend the goodness of that day or the victory that was won by His death. Likewise many times in each of our lives we go to bed thinking that all is lost and that God is far away. Yet God remains in control, and His love always brings about good, no matter how hopeless the situation appears to be.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cell Phones and Health Care Reform

Read Ann Coulter this morning to get a new, funny, accurate look at the Health Care Reform Bill recently passed. You'll love her comparison of a 3-foot-long, 26-pound, ugly green $4,000 cell phone to the health care insurance we will soon have to buy.

Lent 2010, Maundy Thursday

Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Exodus 12:8
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat;this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many." Mark 14:22-24
God instituted both the Old and the New Covenants with memorial meals for His people. In the Old as a lamb was slain, its blood marked atonement for that family, and the flesh was eaten, unleavened bread was served, and four ceremonial cups of wine were drunk during the Passover meal. For the New Covenant, Jesus and His disciples were eating this same feast when Jesus blessed the unleavened bread and the wine and declared that they became His body and blood (and He later became the lamb slain for our sins) and that His followers were to eat this same meal (Eucharist) regularly in the future.

We want Christianity (the New Covenant) to be a matter of mental assent as we argue over theological matters and search the scriptures to back up our points. But God wants it to be part of our being, down to the cellular level. So He has us actually consume the elements that purchased our forgiveness for us that we might grow into little Christs, or Christians.