Monthly Archives: December 2014

A FEW GOOD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED IN THE LAST SIX YEARS

But have they been because of something the current president did?

Several liberal Facebook friends posted an entry that indicated the following has happened on the current president’s watch:

  • U.S. Dependence on foreign oil is at a twenty-year low.
  • Domestic auto production is at a twelve-year high.
  • Emissions (I assume they mean carbon) have fallen to their lowest rates in 20 years.
  • Health insurance costs are increasing at the slowest rate since the 1960s.

How could anyone fail to love the current president and the wonderful things that he has done for this country? I read some of the comments and they included accolades to the current president and his policies. Of course, there were commenters who hurled insults at those of us who do not adhere to the liberal philosophy of governing. What else is new?

We’re all familiar with the old saying, “A blind squirrel finds an accord every once in a while.” So, when this president was elected in 2008 and then re-elected in 2012, I knew there would be some good things to happen on his watch. You really can’t go eight years with nothing but bad things happening. Having said this, a bit of research on the above bulleted items has produced the following.

My research efforts rendered an article that was written in September 2012 on slate.com, yes, slate.com. After reading this post, I highly suspect that much of this Facebook entry was taken from it. The title of the article is “A Fracking Good Story.” The by-line reads as follows: “Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the U.S. are at their lowest level in twenty years. It’s not because of wind or solar power.” The article goes on to state that America’s rapid switch to natural gas is the result of decades of technological innovation, particularly the development of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Fracking has opened up large new resources of previously inaccessible shale gas. According to Slate, the dropping gasoline prices are due to fracking and so are the low carbon emissions.

A couple of statements by Slate completely blow the above cited Facebook posting completely out of the water. First of all, the article was dated in 2012. Slate attributes low emissions and falling gas prices to fracking, which is the result of decades of technological innovation. In other words, current president, YOU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS! It was the private sector. In fact, all the liberals I know are against fracking and have been trying to get it outlawed. Just google “fracking” and you will see this. To his credit, the current president has not come out against fracking, even though a large portion of his constituency has. But, he didn’t seek to outlaw fracking, nor did he authorize any research and development on fracking. It was the private sector all the way.

The above scenario is similar to the economic boom that we experienced in the nineties when Bill Clinton was president. The boom was not the result of anything Clinton did. The boom was the result of the technological revolution that was taking place that resulted in the way we do pretty much everything in life changing radically. Clinton stayed out of the way and let the private sector do its thing, resulting in prosperity for America. The current president simply hasn’t done anything to “deep six” fracking in spite of his constituents.

I’ve thus far debunked two of the above bulleted points. I have done practically no research on the claim that domestic auto production is at a twelve-year high. But once again, I don’t think that anyone can claim that this had anything to do with the current president’s policies. I would say that it’s despite his anti-business, anti-private sector policies.

Health insurance costs are increasing at the slowest rate since the 1960s? BS! Mine have gone up 50% and most everyone who is having to purchase and pay for their own health insurance has had their premiums go up anywhere from 20% to 50%.

Before I close, I will state the given fact with respect to the price of gasoline. When a democrat is president and the price of gas falls, it’s due to the wonderful democrat president. But when the price of gas rises during a democrat president’s watch, the president has nothing to do with the price of gas.  When a republican is president and the price of gas falls, the president has nothing to do with the price of gas. But when the price of gas rises during a republican president’s watch, it is the policies of the republican president that caused gas prices to rise.

So, not only are liberals incapable of reading and comprehending, they are unable to do any sort of research before they put stuff out there as fact (but then remember, they don’t care about facts). Do they not know how to use Google? How can that be when you have the academic elites in your corner? And don’t ask me to help you with your research because I’m going to refuse. I’m nothing but a Southern White Conservative Christian, an unenlightened oaf to you. Get some of your academic elite friends to help you.

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WAR ON EVERYTHING – PART FOUR

In the first three segments of this four part series, I outlined the liberal wars on southerners and the Southern United States, on white people, and on conservatives. The focus of this, the last post in this series, is the war against Christians.

The liberals are going to say that there’s no war against Christians, that 85% of the U.S. citizenry is Christian. I beg to differ. If the current president of the United States is a Christian, he sure hides it. He’s talked about his faith a couple of times, but he seemed very uncomfortable while doing it. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (9/11/11), the current president was reading from the Bible at ground zero. I noticed that he seemed very uncomfortable reading scripture and his delivery was very choppy. Those of us who were brought up in church with our earliest memories having been in Sunday School, know how to read scripture, but on 9/11/11, the current president read from the Bible as though he had never read scripture in his life. Maybe you didn’t notice this, but I did; and I’m not the only one who did.

There are numerous stories out there about those who take their Bibles to school or work. So many times, these folks are told to put their Bibles away because the sight of a Bible might offend someone. Christians have also been harassed for wearing a cross necklace.  According to David Limbaugh, who has done extensive research and wrote many articles on the war on Christianity, the following examples should convince any reasonable and prudent person that there is indeed a war on Christianity, not only in the United States, but around the world.

  • Radical Muslims are targeting, persecuting, and, in many cases, slaughtering Christians in numerous countries around the world.
  • A student in Dyer County, Tennessee, was suspended because she committed the unforgiveable sin of saying “bless you,” when a classmate sneezed. And this was in Tennessee! High school senior, Kendra Turner said her teacher told her such expressions are for church. Turner said, “She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class. Miss Turner’s youth pastor implied that this was not about insubordination, but rather the teacher’s apparent hostility toward faith. No matter what the reason for the Tennessee teacher’s behavior, this exhibits a war on Christianity.

Mr. Limbaugh goes on to say that the secular left, the humanists, the anti-theists, and sometimes the militant homosexual lobby aggressive challenge Christ expression in the public square, arguing that our Constitution mandates a strict separation of church and state.

The first amendment contains two religious clauses, the free exercise clause, which guarantees that we may freely exercise our religion; and the establishment clause, which prohibits the federal government from establishing a national religion or national church.

As an expert, Mr. Limbaugh goes on to tell us that Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to the Dansbury Baptists, used the expression “wall of separation between Church & State. That language, though, is not in the Constitution.

While I have not personally been subject to ridicule by non-Christians and those folks who want to take God out of all factions of our public lives, a few of my friends have made “snide” remarks about my faith. I’ve been made fun of for regularly attending church and studying the Bible. Our country’s laws were based upon the Ten Commandments and Judeo Christian principles. So, why shouldn’t the Ten Commandments be displayed in our government buildings?

I said earlier that statistics have shown that 85% of all Americans claim to be Christians. Now, a vocal minority is trying to silence us from practicing our Christianity by now allowing any public displays of Christian themes. Here in central Alabama, I have not been subject to sever ridicule due to my Christian faith, but I do believe the time is coming that Christians may have to worship privately. Public prayers and expressions of faith will be outlawed. So, if I bow my head and close my eyes and ask God to lift my football team up and inspire them to do their best on a crucial play while I’m sitting in Bryant Denny Stadium, could I possibly be arrested by the politically correct police? I can definitely see that coming. If I choose to bow my head and say a prayer in a restaurant before eating, could I be asked to leave the establishment? That’s a possibility.

As I said, I live in central Alabama, and Alabama has the highest percentage of church attendees in the nation. So, I’m hardly qualified to speak about the difficulties of my Christian brothers and sisters who live in other states. I’m just so grateful that God has surrounded me with many Christian brothers and sisters and has led me to a great church where I am taught the word of God.

And you know? Even though there is a war on Christianity, it’s so cool to be a Christian.

GOD BLESS!

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WAR ON EVERYTHING – PART THREE

My first two posts in my War on Everything series were about the war on Southerners and the Southern United States in general and the war on White People, respectively. This post will be about the war on conservatives, and if you don’t think there’s a war on those of us that are politically conservative, I have some swamp land in Louisiana that you might be interested in.

The following are a list of reasons that should convince you beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is a war on conservatives. This list includes, but is not limited to:

  • The Mainstream Media Hates Conservatives: While liberals often express surprise when I say this, they’re either dumb as posts or lying through their teeth. In their pockets, liberals have the three networks, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, most of the large metropolitan newspapers, Time, Newsweek, a number of talk radio programs, and many websites/blogs. Conservatives have Fox News Cable, The Wall Street Journal, a substantial number of talk radio programs, many websites/blogs, and certain off the main drag soft publications. Before my cable TV company offered Fox News, it was all that I could do to keep from literally screaming at some of the stuff they would broadcast. I remember having to watch the Democrat and Republican National Conventions in 2000 on CNN. The commentators were slobbering all over themselves during the Democrat convention. However, for the Republican convention, they put down everything that the Republicans did or said. The convention ended with Lee Greenwood singing “God Bless the USA.” When Lee began, Judy Woodruff said the following, “For some reason, the Republicans love this song.” She said this with a condescending air. I could go on and on, but I’m not here to write a novel.
  • We currently have a Democrat Administration: How many times have you heard the current president trash the Republicans? “Now the Republicans, blah, blah, blah…” Hillary Clinton is known for calling conservatives Wing Nuts, thus the name of this blog. Maybe I should thank her. Former President Bill Clinton once said that conservatives have that extra chromosome. The president was apparently indicating that Republicans had Down Syndrome or some other form of mental retardation. That was such a disgusting comment to make, but liberals laughed. Had a Republican said something like they, he or she would have been forced to resign their office, but as far as I know, Clinton never apologized.
  • Here a double standard, there a double standard, everywhere a double standard: If Benghazi had happened under a Republican president’s watch, he or she would have been impeached. If a Republican president had lied through his teeth, and knowingly lied like the current president did when he said, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance,” he or she would have been impeached. The current president once gave a speech where he indicated that the United States was comprised of fifty-seven states. I shudder to think what would have happened if a Republican president had said such a thing. Remember when Vice President Dan Quayle misspelled potato, after it was misspelled on the cue-card? All of the liberals called him ignorant, an idiot, and everything else. While I consider most liberal policies very bad for this country and get angry at the thought that anyone in their right mind would be for such policies, the double standard makes me even angrier. While anyone can make mistakes many mistakes are made, when a Republican makes a mistake, it usually leads to him or her resigning from office. However, when a Democrat makes a similar mistake, the liberal media almost always gives them a pass saying that no one’s perfect.
  • Movies and TV shows depict conservatives in a bad light: I’m not going to give specific examples of this because I don’t want to take the time to do the research. But it does happen. If you don’t believe me, do the research yourself.

This is one of my shorter posts because there is so much out there than proves my point that there is, indeed, a war on conservatives and conservatism. You can and should do additional research. Also, watch TV and listen to various media outlets.  It’s there.

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WAR ON EVERYTHING – PART TWO

In my Friday post, I indicated that this administration is at war with everything that is me, a southern, white, conservative Christian. I took “southern” first and outlined an article by Michael Tomasky published in the Daily Beast. Today, I’m going to take “white.” And there is a war on those of us who belong to the white race.

Congressman Mo Brooks, Republican from my state, Alabama, in August of this year conveyed his thoughts that the Democrat party is waging war against white Americans. According to the Congressman, the Democrats are claiming that whites hate everyone that’s not white. We all know that’s not true, but when have Democrats ever cared about the truth? They don’t have to tell the truth, they have majority of the media behind them, a media who will not expose their lies.

The term, “white privilege” has been tossed about frequently during the last several months. According to Wikipedia, white privilege is a term for societal privileges that benefit white people in western countries beyond what is commonly experienced by the non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. Wikipedia goes on to say that these privileges are unearned and are distributed based on values of the dominant group, which in the west is white people.

That’s a little vague, but I’m going to go with this definition. So, as a white person, I benefit from privileges that non-whites don’t have. After wracking my brain to come up with some areas in which I’ve benefitted because I’m white, only the following comes to mind. During the mid-nineties, I worked with a young black woman who lived in an upscale apartment complex in a trendy part of town. One Saturday afternoon, she stopped by the local super market after playing softball. As you would expect, she wasn’t exactly dressed in her finest garb. Management at the super market gave her a hard time when she tried to write a check. On the following Monday, Angela was telling me about the incident and I told her upfront that if I had gone in the store wearing something similar I probably wouldn’t have been hassled. We then laughed about her protesting that she wanted the right to go out in public looking like a bum. So, I guess it’s a white privilege that I can go in most business establishments looking slovenly whereas as fellow blacks might be given a hard time. Again, though, I don’t know what I can do about it. It’s one of this planet’s many imperfections.

Back to the war on whites, it’s so obvious that democrats demand that we feel guilty because we’re white, and then should accept any bad behavior by blacks because we have to understand their rage at having been considered second class citizens until fifty years ago when civil rights legislation was passed.

In 2012, the University of Minnesota at Duluth sponsored an ad-campaign designed to achieve racial justice by raising awareness of white privilege. According to theblaze.com, the project disseminated its message that society was setup for whites and such is unfair, through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. The ads feature a number of Caucasians confessing their guilt for the supposed privilege that comes along with their fair features.

Theblaze.com goes on to further state that the campaign held a series of lectures and events on campus one including a presentation by Tim Wise, author of Dear White America. In his book, Wise confesses to having a fantasy where he turns to someone wearing a “God Bless America” button and asks him, “Why can’t you just get over it?” In another Wise book written after the 2010 mid-term elections entitled, “Letter to the White Right,” quotes are included which dance dangerously close to an open desire for genocide.

While Tim Wise was just one of the featured speakers, the entire campaign indicates that hundreds of millions of people should be labeled racists and unless you go to bed weeping at night because you’re white, you’re one of them.

In April 2014, the fifteenth annual National White Privilege Conference was held in Madison, Wisconsin. According to dailycaller.com, the conference was funded, in part, by hotel tax revenues, the University of Wisconsin, and the City of Madison. In other words…tax payer dollars.

Kim Radersma, a former high school English teacher hosted a session, “Stories from the front lines of education: Confessions of a white high school English teacher.” Radersma indicated that teaching was a purely political act and neutral people should get the #@%& out of education.  The educator went on to say that you can’t choose to be neutral, you are either a pawn used to perpetuate a system of oppression or you are fighting against it. All teachers who do not actively confront the system are promoting white supremacy. Ms. Radersma also said that white people fighting oppression is akin to an alcoholic trying to resist the temptation to drink. The dark sickness or racism is at the heart of all actions of white people.

The purpose of this post is not to pick apart the revelations of Mr. Wise and Ms. Radersma. Instead, I’m simply indicating to those who are reading my post that it sure looks like there is a war on white people. The current president, even though he is half black, was elected to be a president to all United States citizens. However, when  a white vs. black incident takes place, he always takes the side of the black without knowing the facts. Furthermore, the incidents where he’s known for getting involved are local incidents and should be handled at the local level. However, he always bumps these incidents up to a national level. Once again, he’s supposed to be president to all of us.

Do I feel threatened just because I’m white? Not yet. However, a number of years ago, I was discussing a matter with a friend and even though the friend claimed to be conservative, she told me that I was looking at things from a “white perspective.”

Having said the above, I sincerely believe that a war on white people does exist and it’s only going to get worse. Furthermore, electing conservatives to public office is not going to stop it. Just like racism, you can pass as many laws as possible to prevent it, but it’s never going to end until people choose to end it in their hearts.

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WAR ON EVERYTHING – PART ONE

It seems as though there is a war on everything about me and what I stand for these days. The United States government, particularly the current administration seems to be anti-me. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss a significant area on which this administration appears to be declaring war.

I’m from the South and we vote Republican. In the Daily Beast, liberal journalist Michael Tomasky wrote an article entitled, “Dens, It’s Time to Dump Dixie.” Dixie, of course, refers to the name of the Southern United States during the time of the Civil War.

In the article, Mr. Tomasky discusses the defeat of Mary Landrieu, Democrat Senator from Louisiana in this fall’s general election. He compares the last few weeks of Ms. Landrieu’s campaign to the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy. He goes on to say that he felt that the Senator did what she could to get re-elected and had an honorable tenure in the Senate, as far as he knew. In writing this article, Mr. Tomasky didn’t even bother to look into her senatorial career.

Being a liberal, Tomasky obviously is reeling from November and supported Mary Landrieu in her campaign for re-election in the Louisiana run-off on December 6. People win elections and people lose elections. It happens every time an election is held. But now that Ms. Landrieu lost, Mr. Tomasky justifies her loss by saying that she comes from a reactionary, prejudice-infested place. He goes on to write that a toothless dog is a figure of sympathy, but the vet who takes pleasure in gassing it is not.

Also in the article, the author states that the victims of the particular form of euthanasia it enforces with such glee are tolerance, compassion, civic decency, trans-racial community, the crucial secular values on which this country was founded.

Let’s try to clarify and put into plain English what Mr. Tomasky has written. Keep in mind that I sometimes have trouble reading stuff written by liberals because I’m an unenlightened oaf. My guess is he’s saying that with Louisiana failing to re-elect Ms. Landrieu that the state is not tolerant, nor is it compassionate. I don’t know what civil decency means and I’m not going to take the time to research it. With respect to trans-racial community, I can only guess that he means something to the effect that we’re racists. Liberals calling us who live in the South racists is nothing new. Again, keep in mind that the definition of racism is anything that liberals say it is at any given point in time.  As far as what he means by crucial secular values, I, once again can only guess that he means values that did not arise out of the Ten Commandments which for the basis for this country’s laws.

Mr. Tomasky seems to be lamenting that with Ms. Landrieu’s defeat, the South has no more Democrat Senators. But he says this is good and that “we” should just forget about the whole fetid place and let the GOP have it and turn it into a Fee Market, Jesus Paradise. He appears to dislike the free market and Christianity, two major pillars on which this country was founded.

At one point in the article, Tomasky says that the South “has become just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment.”  I’ve placed the commas exactly where Mr. Tomasky placed them in the article and it doesn’t make sense. Thinking that typos might have been made, I tried to replace the commas hoping to be able to further understand the statement. That didn’t work. However, I think I can safely say that Mr. Tomasky doesn’t like the South.

I believe the point that Tomasky is trying to make is that the Democrats shouldn’t bother trying to win elections in the South because they’re not going to; it’s just not worth the ideological cost. I’m not sure what he means by ideological cost. But again, I’m an unenlightened oaf.  The article ends with the writer concluding that the South is lost, gone, a different country. Then he indicates that maybe it should be.

Is the United States government declaring war on the southern United States? It sure looks that way. While we’ve always been accused of being racist, those accusations seem to be flying more often than usual and they’re still about as false as usual.

I’m trying to make light of this article and show just how uninformed and two-faced that Mr. Tomasky is. He says the South is intolerant. Talk about intolerance! He appears to hate the free market and Christians. He also doesn’t appear interested in having discussions about issues, and like most liberals, he ignores facts and truths.

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