Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The New Democrats

Languishing in the minority of both houses of Congress, and losing the White House - twice - to a man whose political instincts are only a couple notches above those of one Mr. Quayle, the Democrats have taken on, or perhaps absorbed, a new personality and character. Gone are the moderate patriots of the World War II generation. Gone are the staid and balanced liberals whose politics - did not include - the destruction of our culture and traditional values. Somewhere - the Socialists of the Democrat Party became Multiculturalists, Secularists, and Neo-Globalists. The power - and the money - behind the new Democrat Party is something that our government has never seen before - both in its suspect vision and its ruthlessness.

Gone is Frank Church and Sam Nunn... Replaced by the likes of Russ Feingold and Dick Durbin. Gone are the John Breaux's and Richard Shelby's... replaced by a different breed with names like Schumer and Boxer.

Rostenkowski is gone, but Charlie Rangel will be taking his place as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Democrat House Speaker Tom Foley, with his ACLU rating of 91, will be replaced by Nancy Pelosi with an ACLU rating of 100.

Could it be argued that when the Republicans were swept into power - that it was mostly the kooky liberal areas that hung on to their representatives - and that these Far-Lefties are the ones who now have seniority - and control the purse strings - and will run the show?

Last evening O'Reilly said that he was surprised that Pelosi and other Liberals weren't more "buoyant" after the elections - He suggested that there is a disproportional anger among Democrats even after winning control of Congress. Is this the personality of the New Democrat Party?

For the past 6 years the Dems have been have been bomb throwers - a Washington Taliban of Liberal Elites with a "baying at the moon" kind of political strategy, discourse, and diplomacy. Now that they have power - can we honestly expect them to somehow turn the corner and develop dignity and manners? With success at the ballot box, will these roguish boors suddenly exchange hyperbole for statesmanship? Will a new strategy - something other than "Bush Lied" - emerge enabling them to solve the monumental challenges this country faces?

Having adopted outrageousness as their modus operandi, how will this wartime less-than-loyal opposition suddenly become a band of patriots with the discipline and seriousness necessary to deal with a worldwide Islamic Jihad?

The answer is simple - they won't. They will investigate. They will obstruct. They will treat our ills by dispensing sound bites. They will threaten impeachment. They will blame.
These are the "ideas" they have developed in the past few years.

In November the Liberal Jihad conquered reason with audacity. Propaganda proved itself a mighty tool when used upon the gullible and distracted.
But now that it's time to govern... God help us.
The New Britain

Islamic sharia law is gaining an increasing foothold in parts of Britain, a report claims.
Sharia, derived from several sources including the Koran, is applied to varying degrees in predominantly Muslim countries but it has no binding status in Britain.

However, BBC Radio produced evidence yesterday that it was being used by some Muslims as an alternative to English criminal law. Aydarus Yusuf, 29, a youth worker from Somalia, recalled a stabbing case that was decided by an unofficial Somali "court" in south-east London.
Mr Yusuf said a group of Somali youths were arrested on suspicion of stabbing another Somali teenager. The victim's family told the police it would be settled out of court and the suspects were released on bail.

However, [a spokesman for Scotland Yard] said cases of domestic violence, including rape, might go to trial regardless of the victim's wishes.;jsessionid=Y3UZA1RZGTHK5QFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2006/11/29/nsharia29.xml

Oh really, they might? This is what happens when your liberally-governed multiculturalism-embracing country becomes colonized by a type of invader that has no interest in assimilating into your culture.

And the U.S.? Well, we have the government in place. Now all we need are more of these immigrants.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Steve Martin Magic

Steve Martin is just the best. If you haven't seen "The Man With Two Brains"... Do yourself a favor.
But now, a little magic.

Women Love Me

No matter where I go I'm always being accosted by some ivory-skinned lovely who falls prey to the Malott charm.

Is it the dimples? The fashionable eyeware? That boyish, unassuming come-hither-smile that holds such promise?

I have no idea who this woman is... probably some poor soul who one day in an inadvised fit of desperation walked down an aisle somewhere and tethered herself to a deadbeat... and now she latches on to complete strangers in a futile attempt to rekindle the passion she once held for life.

Bless her heart. I wish her well.
Removing Christ from Christmas

CHICAGO (AP) - A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film "The Nativity Story" might offend non-Christians.
New Line Cinema, which said it was dropped, had planned to play a loop of the new film on televisions at the event.

"The city does not want to appear to endorse one religion over another," said Cindy Gatziolis, a spokeswoman for the Mayor's Office of Special Events.
"Our guidance was that this very prominently placed advertisement would not only be insensitive to the many people of different faiths who come to enjoy the market for its food and unique gifts, but also it would be contrary to acceptable advertising standards suggested to the many festivals holding events on Daley Plaza," Jim Law, executive director of the office, said in a statement.

Ah... It's for the good of the people.

My first impression is that we must be doing something right if the world will jump through such hoops of logic to protect itself from the Baby Jesus. Such an offensive display as the Christmas Story has no place in a Christmas Festival.

I'll agree that Jesus is offensive to the world... That is, if we're following Him in the right way. Sadly, the Mayor's office serves a higher power that would strike the Son of God from every facet of American Life - especially the Religious part. The world's religion, man's religion - religion without Jesus - is the goal, and always has been.

Nothing new here.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Saudis Play Joke on Cheney

There are so many negative things said about Muslims, but you just can't beat their sense of humor. That's probably why there are so many incredibly light-hearted and funny Palestinians.

Oh sure, there are pratfalls and the cleverly delivered one liner, but somehow placing a little paper palm tree in someone's hair just does it for me.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

One Place

This is a post that you might want to link to and pass along.

Most every night I wind down by playing Freecell, Hearts... sometimes a little Solitaire... while listening to something that really settles me down and gets me ready to get a good night's sleep.

Throughout the day, Moody Radio out of Chicago has many 15-25 minute Bible lessons and sermons from some of the best teachers and preachers in the country. And now, through the internet, you can listen to any of these guys - anytime you want.

It's great! One of my favorites is a black guy named Tony Evans. He really hits the basics, and hits them well. You'll find him here:

Another is Walk in the Word with James MacDonald.

If you want your mind stretched a bit - and you're up to it - try Ravi Zachariah and "Let My People Think."

Erwin Lutzer always has a good point to make, and you can listen to the hour of the Moody Church service:
... or his daily lesson:

Dr. David Jeremiah is also one of my favorites:

You can even introduce your children to old time radio drama with Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey and Adventures in Odyssey Weekend:

But you definitely want to bookmark into your "favorites" the entire list of Moody Radio's offerings here:

Give it a try and enjoy.

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Man that Democrats Won't Vote For

The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, launched a scathing attack on the United Nations Friday.
Bolton was furious over the adoption by the General Assembly of a resolution which said the assembly regretted the deaths of 19 civilians in an attack by the Israeli military in the town of Beit Hanoun last week.
"Many of the sponsors of that resolution are notorious abusers of human rights themselves, and were seeking to deflect criticism of their own policies," he said. "This type of resolution serves only to exacerbate tensions by serving the interests of elements hostile to Israel's inalienable and recognized right to exist."
"This deepens suspicions about the United Nations that will lead many to conclude that the organization is incapable of playing a helpful role in the region,"
Bolton continued. "In a larger sense, the United Nations must confront a more significant question, that of its relevance and utility in confronting the challenges of the 21st century. We believe that the United Nations is ill served when its members seek to transform the organization into a forum that is a little more than a self-serving and a polemical attack against Israel or the United States," he said. "Meanwhile, it has failed to address real human rights abuses in Burma, Darfur, the DPRK, and other countries," Bolton charged.
The United States, and Australia joined Israel in voting against the motion, together with four small Pacific island nations. All countries in Europe, including Britain, voted to support the resolution.

Bolton gets it. Bolton calls a spade a spade. Bolton supports Israel. Democrats won't support Bolton. American Jews vote for Democrats.

I don't get that.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

A Generosity of Words

Is there anything more satisfying than being right? ...OK, but besides that?

I've written before about how Evangelical Christians are the most caring and generous people in this country... And now an economist agrees.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks is about to become the darling of the religious right in America -- and it's making him nervous.

The child of academics, raised in a liberal household and educated in the liberal arts, Brooks has written a book that concludes religious conservatives donate far more money than secular liberals to all sorts of charitable activities, irrespective of income. In the book, he cites extensive data analysis to demonstrate that values advocated by conservatives -- from church attendance and two-parent families to the Protestant work ethic and a distaste for government-funded social services -- make conservatives more generous than liberals.

The book, titled "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism" (Basic Books, $26), is due for release Nov. 24.

The book's basic findings are that conservatives who practice religion, live in traditional nuclear families and reject the notion that the government should engage in income redistribution are the most generous Americans, by any measure.

Conversely, secular liberals who believe fervently in government entitlement programs give far less to charity. They want everyone's tax dollars to support charitable causes and are reluctant to write checks to those causes, even when governments don't provide them with enough money... he says it forcefully, pointing out that liberals give less than conservatives in every way imaginable, including volunteer hours and donated blood.

His main finding is quite startling, that the people who talk the most about caring actually fork over the least.

"People who talk the most..." Liberals talk a good game. They effortlessly claim the moral high ground for themselves... with words, catch-phrases, and sound bites that fall noble on the ear and stir our innermost desires for justice and equality. Their kind and politically correct words have been duping the masses for decades.

We Evangelical Christians are as hypocritical, spoiled, and hedonistic as the next rich American, but we should never fall prey to the fable that we are somehow callous and less caring than the secular liberals. It seems that liberal charity is limited to a generosity of words.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Roadkill Moment

This is an opossum. Didelphus marsupialis, as we say in Greentown.

It's dead now. Too bad it wasn't a cat.
Summing Up the Election's Lesson :

Sparks from the Anvil

December 7, 2008

It could happen this way.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Please Don't Miss...

Glen Beck's special on Radical Islam - CNN Headline News

I believe I heard it will be on tonight, November 15th at 7, 9, and 11PM Eastern.

It sounds as if this is something you need to watch and then talk about. I think I will be taping it.
John Murtha and the Abscam Scandal

Soon to be "Speaker Pelosi" is pushing hard to get Congressman Murtha voted into the second most powerful job in the House of Representatives. Evidently this is Pelosi's way of dealing with the "Culture of Corruption."
The Nuts Find Their Tongues

From coast to coast before the election we heard from "moderate" Democrats about how we needed a change - and no sir, they were not liberals. Meanwhile, the liberal nuts who own the Democrat Party were silently hiding... biding their time...

Well here is a little message for all the Independents who voted for Moderate Dems, and for all the Conservatives who pouted at home on election day: The nuts are back out.

Barbara Boxer is taking over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and is already planning her hearings on global warming. Don't expect expanded drilling for oil and cheaper gas prices anytime soon. Do expect more environmental regulations and higher prices for automobiles - and maybe an SUV tax.

When Democrat Representative Bennie Thompson takes over the House Homeland Security Committee, he plans to revisit the law mandating 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Interpretation: The border is open for business...

The gay lobby is now more powerful than it has ever been before - now that Ms. Pelosi runs the House of Representatives. Get ready to hear about hate-speech laws and their effects on tax-exempt status... Stuff like that.

John Conyers will chair the House Judiciary Committee, and though Dems have said that Bush will not be impeached, Conyers will not be able to resist hearings into the possibility. He also owes the growing Muslim population back in Michigan - and who knows where that will lead.

House Ways and Means- Charles Rangel - enough said. Kiss tax cuts and the economy good-bye and get ready for the mainstream media to blame it on Bush.

Committee on Government Reform – Henry Waxman - During the Clinton era, it was Henry’s job as ranking Democrat on the Government Reform committee to obstruct Republicans’ investigations in the scandal-ridden Clinton Administration - but now he promises to open up investigations on a number of fronts targeting the Bush Administration. That's nice.

I'm not sure my friends in Kokomo, who sent a moderate Democrat to Washington, realize that they also voted for Pelosi, Reid, and their band of big-government-Leftist nuts. I'm not sure they intended to empower people who in no way share their values. But they foolishly did.

All those moderate Dems in Washington... with no power.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A Difficult Question

Last Sunday my Sunday School Teacher, an early-retired United Auto Worker, told us how he had met a Hispanic Preacher who wanted to start training and educating local Hispanic People - to become Preachers in Indiana and to start new Hispanic churches - and how he wanted to develop a curriculum in Spanish to accomplish this. My Sunday School Teacher thought our church could look into financing this. (I think you know where this is headed?)

At the time I said nothing. If I had, perhaps the conversation would have gone something like this:

Malott: Uh, I have a problem with this... I mean, if you want to start a Bible College in Mexico, I'm right there with you. But when we start providing non-English help to non-English-speaking people in this country, we will likely be working with undocumented people and contributing to the illegals' infrastructure... and I'm opposed to that.

Sunday School Teacher: Yes, but they're already here and this is a Christian Outreach that...

Malott: interrupting...But we will be treading closely to the territory of the radical priest or the politically-liberal Mennonite who actively supports illegal activity by facilitating illegal immigration - And then when the illegal shows up at the hospital where I work and rips-off a system into which he doesn't pay - ultimately effecting my income - I've noticed that the Mennonite never shows up to pay the bill. Come to think of it, he doesn't pay for the Illegal's children's education, either. Or anything else...

SST: I think someone needs to work on his Christian attitude...

Malott: face reddening... I'll try to develop the Christian attitude of the United Auto Worker when GM or Chrysler relocates a plant among the poor people of Mexico...

SST: interrupting...Now I think that is an entirely different thing...

Malott: I expect you would!

Now, wasn't I wise to keep my mouth shut?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Versailles on the Potomac

With the Democratic victory in the midterm elections, one big winner was the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The American Islamic pressure group now has a chance to advance its agenda in numerous ways, with energetic water-carrying by, among others, the Speaker of the House, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee...

Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, who is likely to be the next House Speaker, has announced her intention to “correct the Patriot Act” and wants to criminalize scrutiny of Muslims at airports and elsewhere: “Since September 11, many Muslim Americans have been subjected to searches at airports and other locations based upon their religion and national origin. We must make it illegal.” Since religion is the one factor that the jihadists themselves invariably point to as the motivation for their violent actions, Pelosi is calling upon investigators to ignore the single most important key to understanding jihadist strategy and goals.

Helping pass such a law will be John Conyers, D-MI, the probable new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “The policies of the Bush administration,” he has declared, “have sent a wave of fear through our immigrant communities and targeted our Arab and Muslim neighbors.”

Conyers has also masterminded House Resolution 288, which condemns “religious intolerance” but clearly singles out Islam as needing special protection from such criticism. It states that “it should never be official policy of the United States
Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form...”

Nothing scary or radical here, surely... Just the probable first steps toward granting the United States the same problems that France now enjoys.

We can only hope that Conyers is distracted from doing the bidding of Radical Islam - by his concentration on investigating President Bush for possible impeachment.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ball State University

If you can't make it at a real college... then try Ball State.

I always thought it was embarrassing enough that a school of Ball State's "stature" was located in my state and was actually allowed to hand out diplomas. Now I find out that this deservedly little known teacher's college is a den not only of left wing radicals, but stupid ones. Then again, why would Ball State attract smart people of any stripe?

Conservative activist David Horowitz got a 50-foot "not welcome" sign, 15 cheese pizzas and nearly a cream pie in the face before speaking at Ball State University about political agendas of professors Wednesday night.
Two women were arrested by university police near the Teachers College in connection with the pie-throwing incident, but the identity of the pizza pranksters remains a mystery.

What clever students, these. I guess the short-sheeting of Horowitz's bed wasn't deemed newsworthy.

This is the Left at its most transparent. Don't attempt debate. Don't submit a different opinion. Else the Ideological Fascists of the Tolerant Left will trump you with their sophisticated response... A pie in the face.

The article I read featured the mug shots of the two girls who were arrested. To me, their pictures seemed to scream out, "Hold me!" No doubt too few hugs from Daddy.

I may take it upon myself to pen a few words of advice to these young felons. I might suggest that the right man might straighten out their lives and give them meaning and purpose. One day they might look me up and thank me.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Victory for Who?

Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed in a new audio tape Friday to be winning the war faster than expected in Iraq and said it had mobilized 12,000 fighters who had "vowed to die for God's sake."
On the audio tape made available on militant Web sites, the al-Qaida in Iraq leader also welcomed the Republican electoral defeat that led to the departure of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. He added that the group's fighters would not rest until they had blown up the White House.

Encouraged by election results that went their way, the enemy seems totally incapable of grasping the fact that the American people voted last Tuesday and decided that "we don't want to fight anymore! We're tired of all this fighting! Now stop it! Quit saying mean things to us! Come on, you guys!"

This latest audio may illustrate to all those pathetic dreamers who voted to make our government more "French"- that we are in a world war - and no matter what jokes Jon Stewart makes about Republicans - no matter how stupid President Bush is - we will fight this war, or we will lose this war.

Let me make a prediction. A worthless prediction... but hey!

On Tuesday Radical Islam was given an incredible gift by the American people. Moderate Muslims' IQ - Intimidation Quotient- skyrocketed. The American "paper tiger" image was enhanced in a big way. So???

Step by step we will lose this global war until America (or maybe Israel) steps up and starts fighting World War II style. By that I mean using every weapon in our arsenal - regardless of world opinion - regardless of women and children - carpet bombing or yes, nuking Fallugias and other trouble spots until the enemy relents or is dead. Every country that has Islamo-Crazies marching around threatening us - they're all in our cross hairs. Our message: Get control of these nuts, or we'll send your culture back to the 19th century.

The question is, how bad will it have to get before we elect a leader that would rather kill a few million nut-jobs, rather than lose another American soldier in vain? And will it be too late?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Will Radical Islam Be Our Cross?

And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:39 KJV

A great many Christians in this country start their day on their knees praying a similar prayer concerning Radical Islam. They see what is happening in Europe and they consider the worldwide birth rates among Muslims - and they wonder just what could stem the oncoming inevitability. They cling to the notion that America is blessed by God and that this Christian Nation would never be forsaken by the Almighty. After all, the Christians in this country support Christian Missions throughout the world and are surely the last hope for the message of Christ. They feel entitled to the freedom to worship and the comfortable lifestyle they have come to take for granted.

It's pretty to think that we are immune from persecution because of our token monetary and personal expenditures towards the Kingdom, but I believe certain facts dowse such confidences.

How many babies has America aborted? Has this rich country instilled sufficient materialism to poison its future, to taint what's left of its values - producing a culture bereft of decency and moral resolve?

And the Church? Moody Radio estimates that 50% of American males and 20% of the females in the Church are addicted to pornography on the internet and via other sources.

Is it indicative of our lukewarm faith that most American church-goers are better equipped intellectually to quote Seinfeld episodes than scripture? And what percentage of the world's richest Christians actually tithe? Even if we believe that God awards protection to faithful countries and peoples - we hardly rate His intervention.

I believe that God will mold and structure worldwide events in such a way that will bring glory to Him. In the spiritual realm, the Principalities of Good and Darkness pay attention to more salient realities than our little sense of justice - our perceived notion of entitlement - and glean more spiritual gravitas from a persecuted huddling of believers in Iran, or a tormented Christian in China, than all the comfortable praise elicited for 60 minutes every week in American Churches.

The "blood of the martyrs" has always been the essence, the nourishment of Faith and Evangelism - sustaining a God-Ordained movement that transcends cultures and countries. Rich and distracted American Christians might be wise to consider how their spiritual pittance weighs against a greater Glory that might weigh upon their future.

Radical Islam may be the Cross that separates "the sheep from the goats" and distinguishes the Holy Vestiges from the Lukewarm Enclaves of traditionalist sopophiles. We may pray that this cup passes, but that may not be the plan.

"Embracing the Cross" may become for the American Church a more defining and unpleasant exercise than the ritual mumblings of a spoiled and forgetful flock.
No Bolton, No U.N.

WASHINGTON (Nov. 10) - John Bolton's prospects for staying on as U.N. ambassador essentially died Thursday as Democrats and a pivotal Republican said they would continue to oppose his nomination.

You see, this is so simple to me. It's a no-brainer. President Bush should very quietly call John Bolton back from New York - and have absolutely nothing to do with the United Nations.

What difference does it make anyway?
The Primaries Begin on AOL

And here are the results among AOL users:
Hillary Clinton 30%
Barack Obama 25%
Other 21%
John Edwards 6%
Al Gore 5%
Joe Biden 3%
Wesley Clark 3%
Bill Richardson 3%
Evan Bayh 2%
John Kerry 2%
Tom Vilsack 1%
Total Votes: 378,925

What I find significant here is how many votes "Other" got. And it's good to see that Kerry remains popular. No one knows anything about Barack Obama, but unfortunately for his chances, he can't sustain that.

Rudy Giuliani 38%
John McCain 24%
Other 12%
Condoleezza Rice 10%
Jeb Bush 5%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Mitt Romney 3%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Bill Frist 1%
Mike Huckabee 1%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Total Votes: 338,968

The only Republican here that can effectively convey conservative ideas is Gingrich. No chance. John McCain has more friends among Democrats than Republicans. No chance. Giuliani? Only if he can do it without the Evangelical vote. Romney? Too Mormon.

How did Duncan Hunter end up with zero %? They should have at least listed it as <1%. Yes, that would have been kinder.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Senator Webb

I believe this is the man who wrote the dirty stories, including the one where a man picks up a little boy and begins fellating him. Senator Webb's interests are sure to make him popular in the Democrat Cloak Room.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No Optimism Today... Please

Well after all that wishful thinking on the part of conservative pundits and bloggers, the truth arrived in an embarrassing thumping. As it turns out, the United States citizenry resembles Nancy Pelosi more than it resembles Rick Santorum. Conservatives are much more in the minority than we thought, and the Party we looked to... to bravely carry our message forth... turned out to be top-heavy with feckless, self-serving politicians.

Yesterday the spirit of Neville Chamberlain moved across the face of the deep as Americans chose peace rather than war... a truly odd choice in a world where peace is not an option... But choose they did.

In a couple days I will be ready to look ahead, to listen to our Hugh Hewitts and Michelle Malkins tell us how this is really going to turn out to be a blessing! But not today. Today I think it is important to be realistic and embrace this terrible fall - this defeat - this tragedy - for what it is. America took a step parallel to its emerging nature yesterday... A very dangerous step in the wrong direction.

In a couple days I will start considering what all this means for Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich.

But not today.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Voting in a Tiny Town

I arrived at the high school at 6:00 AM- sharp - and heard the "hear ye, hear ye, the polls are now open." There were enough people from my town of about 2,000 who had braved the cold wet weather - to make me wait in line a full 30 seconds before I was able to proceed. I pulled out my driver's license with my photo and picked up my paper ballot.

There is something comforting and "homey" about voting in a small town. I saw the same poll workers I see every election... especially the four sisters - Norma Jean, Sue Ellen, Milda, and Myra Sue.

Milda lost her son in a plane crash about ten years ago. He was a good friend of mine in high school.

Four years ago, when I moved back home and voted the first time, Milda came up to me and hugged me and held my face in her hands. The look she gave me, I'm sure, was full of memories of her boy. It made me want to stand up straight - watch my language - and be a better man than I probably am.

Small town accountability.

The Democrats gerrymandered us into a pretty inconsequential ballot, but our turn-out will still be much better than the national average. Voting is a social event - and it feels good.

The school smelled the same.

O God, do not keep silent;
be not quiet, O God, be not still.
See how your enemies are astir,
how your foes rear their heads.
With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation,
that the name of Israel be remembered no more."

With one mind they plot together;
they form an alliance against you-

Make them like tumbleweed, O my God,
like chaff before the wind.

Psalm 83:1-5,13


Monday, November 06, 2006

Joe Paterno, Age 79

On Saturday Joe Pa - the Penn State coach - was run over on the sidlines and suffered a broken leg. Obviously, he can't take a hit.
Fox Cartoons and the Election

Last night I watched snippets of The Simpsons, American Dad, and Family Guy. All three took pre-election potshots at Republicans.

Simpsons: War in Iraq
American Dad: Republicans hate gays.
Family Guy: Military recruiting and Iraq.

When exactly did the Leftists in this country get their strangle-hold on the popular culture? Granted, only stupid people are going to allow a cartoon to influence their vote, but we have a great many stupid, irresponsible, and hedonistic people in our country. And I believe these kind of shows are playing a big part in rearing a new generation of Liberals.

Hollywood. The "big one" would be a tragedy fraught with benefits.
On the Coming Election

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret—it leads only to evil.

Psalm 37:7,8

There. Relax. The only really important contest has already been decided.
Hugh Hewitt on Election:

The change in the wind that favors the Republicans has five possible explanations:
a.) the pollsters consistently underweighted GOP turnout and are scrambling to avoid being Zogbied.

b.) GOP faithful and center-right independents are unhappy with President Bush and the Congress for a number of reasons (tin-eared non-responsiveness on the border, spend, and one I'll discuss at length on Wednesday) and told pollsters, bit have now relented as they realize that no matter what the problem is, the answer can't be more Democrats.

c.) John Kerry reminded Americans of the left's contempt for the military specifically as well as its fecklessness on matters of national security generally, and voters want to stay alive. "Any vote for any Democrat is a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability" is a concise summary of a broad truth.

d.) The Rove-Mehlman GOTV machine is rolling out, powered by polite volunteers who understand the need to persuade not merely berate. You can help here on Monday and Tuesday --from the comfort of your own home.

e.) A lot of each, but especially "c" and "d."

Whatever the reason, the optimism among Republicans about their improving prospects is as real as the GOP's momentum. Both houses of Congress could go either way, but Democrats are beginning to understand what it meant to a Browns fan to hear, "Elway in the shotgun as the clock begins to tick down..."

My gut tells me that much of this is "cheerleading" in an effort to get out the vote among Republican's who are no doubt discouraged by the endless polls and negativity provided by the MSM. We will see.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Mother Teresa Found To Be A Prostitute

ABC News has learned that famed conservative Christian, Mother Teresa, led a double life while ministering to the poor in India. Born Agnesa Gonxha Bojaxhiu August 27, 1910, the celebrated conservative Christian was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in India. Her work among the poverty-stricken of Kolkata (Calcutta) made her one of the world's most famous conservative Christians.

However it has been learned that the conservative Christian Nun also sold her body on weekends when she went by the name "Kitty."

The Bush administration, along with many Republican leaders in Congress have denied any knowledge of the conservative Christian Nun's indiscretions. It is still unclear how much influence the conservative Christian Nun had on the Bush administration since she died in 1997.

Polling suggests that this - yet another another indication that the Republicans are out of control - will have a dire effect on the GOP's hopes to retain their strangle-hold on power after the mid-term elections.

Friday, November 03, 2006

It's Possible

I believe it's possible to be terribly ill or crippled - and be wrong.

I believe it's possible to lose limbs fighting for your country, earn medals for valor, even spend time as a prisoner of war - and still not know what is best for your country.

I believe it's possible to be black, handsome, well educated, fashionable - and still not know the best direction in which to lead your country.

I believe it's possible to be famous, talented, celebrated, clever, funny - and still not have a clue as to what is going on in the world.

I believe it's possible to rise to the heights of the journalistic profession, garner praise and respect - and yet be a biased disingenuous liar.

I believe it's possible to have an incredible mind, a stellar IQ - and still not be wise enough to recognize your Creator.

I believe it's possible to spend billions upon billions of dollars on the poor and their plight - and ultimately destroy their character, their families, and leave their lives incalculably worse.

I believe it's possible to have incredible political instincts, to think quickly on your feet, to have a clever answer for every challenge - and yet be wrong 100% of the time.

It's possible.
Some Women Need a Little Help

What is wrong with me? I just can't get enough of these before and after pictures... watching these lovely little next-door maidens (They could be maidens!) be transformed with a little paint and putty into glamorous tarts.

But I really think that this is a kind of anomaly - that it only works on a very few women. I have had more than one friend that has had a glamour make-over and came out looking like... well... at best -silly... at worst - a prostitute.

But I'm still facinated by these pictures. Maybe I just like looking at women.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

John Kerry (America's Enemy)

Lest we forget...
John Kerry has a history of trashing the American soldier... And he is the hero of Democrats? Why?

I see no reason to believe that this most recent outrage is any different than the ones in the past.
John Kerry (Why?)

These guys? I believe these guys.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

When Cats Have To Pee

A disgusting display. This is the kind of tasteless and vulgar behavior that we've come to expect from the feline world. Unlike dogs, who patiently and graciously wait by the door until they can attend to their business outside, cats demand a smelly, hygenically unsound box of dirt inside the home, in which to tender their dooky. Fouling the very domicile that the doting and ignorant cat owner provides, these felines seem to express no gratitude, but rather disdain for the tasteless simpletons who inexplicably choose feed and care for them.

The entire staff at Malott's Blog sincerely believe that laws should be passed, limiting the breeding and housing of cats to only those numbers necessary for medical experiments.

Thank you.