Tuesday, November 29, 2011


A friend of mine had worked for some time at Health and Human Services when a young technician, a black girl, was hired into the lab.  My friend asked her to clean and sanitize a laboratory water bath and the black girl refused, claiming it was "maid's work."  She added, "If you make me do work that is beneath me, I'll go straight to Blacks in Government (BIG) and there will be war!" 

Choosing to avoid war, my friend cleaned the water bath.

I wasn't aware that there was a BIG.  Evidently it's like an unofficial union that uses its influence to protect African Americans from having to clean and sanitize water baths... Or any other work they feel casts them in stereotypical roles.  BIG was established in 1976... not exactly the heyday of racial discrimination.

My friend assured me that there is currently no organization called Whites in Government... or WIG.

However in just a few years, White-Americans, men and women of pallor, will be in the minority for the first time in our country's history.  There will be no more playing the race card to intimidate Whitey.  In fact, I'm pretty sure that Whitey will be a word that only Whitey will be allowed to use. 


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Head for the Hill, Barry-O!

When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar reality—and he must reach the same conclusion.

He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president's accomplishments. He should step aside for the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Even though Mrs. Clinton has expressed no interest in running, and we have no information to suggest that she is running any sort of stealth campaign, it is clear that she commands majority support throughout the country. A CNN/ORC poll released in late September had Mrs. Clinton's approval rating at an all-time high of 69%—even better than when she was the nation's first lady. Meanwhile, a Time Magazine poll shows that Mrs. Clinton is favored over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 17 points (55%-38%), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 26 points (58%-32%).
--Democrat Pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Shoen, Wall Street Journal

I cannot see Barry-O stepping aside for the good of the Party or the country.  It is an interesting article and maybe Hillary would mop the floor with any of the Republican candidates.  But Barry-O is all about... Barry-O.  He will step aside for no one.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Irony of the Week

DirecTV has Planet Green Channel 286 placed immediately adjacent to The Military Channel 287.

It's sort of like Occupy Wall Street setting up their tents at Camp Lejeune.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dear Ron...

What is it about squirrely little men from Texas with the initials RP?

First we had the egomaniacal Ross Perot whose third party candidacy coaxed a sufficient number of mental midgets away from George Senior in 92' to ensure the election of Reprobate-in-Chief Clinton, the fallout from which our culture will never fully recover. Now, evidently perennial candidate Ron Paul has fallen off the sanity wagon and is considering a third party run next fall.

That's swell Ron. This country won't survive another four years of Obama, but let's gratify those self-absorbed dreams of grandeur you harbor towards your celebrity and stroke that ego... The country be damned.

Look Ron... I get the Libertarian thing, and I think that it's healthy to hear that point of view in the debates. But at some point along the path you need to focus upon your chances of winning, and the unintended consequences of your third party candidacy. Ron, if you love your country you will stop threatening your country with a guarantee of 4 more years of cultural and economic decay... And you know that's what your third party run would mean. You need to do the right thing Ron, and endorse your party's nominee... And you know that your devoted followers (Theirs is not to reason why...) will do whatever you say. They're funny that way. 


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Changing Horses

June 10, 2011

The entire top echelon of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign resigned on Thursday, a stunning mass exodus that left his bid for the Republican nomination in tatters. But the former House speaker vowed defiantly to remain a candidate.

NBC News confirmed the departures to Gingrich's team, including... campaign manager Rob Johnson, and strategist Dave Carney.

September 2, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today will announce top members of his presidential campaign staff, which this week moved into offices, in a former steam laundry at 8th and Congress, in downtown Austin: Rob Johnson, campaign manager; David Carney, chief strategist.

November 17, 2011

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32%... while Texas Governor Rick Perry grabs six percent (6%).

I have to wonder if Perry staffers Rob Johnson and David Carey are questioning their decision to dump Newt.

Dark Days, America, and Her Churches

SkyePuppy has a post with a cartoon representation of wealth redistribution, the Obama Doctrine, and the Occupy Wall Street mentality.  It's very clever.

She closes:  I'd say that 2013 can't come soon enough, but the politicians who have a track record of actually slashing government spending aren't the ones who are running. And the ones who are in the race have been ever so eager in the past to take away our candy and give it to Barry and the other kids in the neighborhood. I can't say I'm optimistic.

I know that many of our nation's problems are unprecedented, but the days seem no darker than the 60's and 70's when there were riots, our culture was turned upside down, fuel was scarce, and we faced double digit unemployment, interest rates, and inflation. But America rebounded in the Reagan years.

Today's challenge is that the federal government in Washington is tearing at the fabric and structure that made the Reagan rebound possible.

But my biggest fear is that churches in America have never been more worldly or compromised.  The Bride of Christ is doing great, but she is more and more outnumbered on Sunday mornings by lukewarm believers who date Jesus on Sundays, but crawl into the world's bed the rest of the week.  I fear that this may ultimately precipitate the lifting of God's hand from America, and then the entire world will suffer.

But I'm hopeful for two reasons.

America has rebounded before, and as long as we have the freedom to speak, our voices will be heard and the freedoms that made this country great may survive the present onslaught.

Also, I'm confident that The Church will survive, and even prosper in hard times.  And if persecution comes, I believe even the worldly and lukewarm among us may revive and remember that there is a war going on.  They may reject our ugly culture and stop spending three hours every night fraternizing with the enemy.  We, the rich of the world who believe, may stop living as if our lives are our own.  And as holiness and separation are once again spoken in our gatherings, we may become more spirit-filled and stronger than we have been in years.

Bring it on...


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Eye of Newt

So who is this guy?  Obviously he is the best "thinking on your feet" candidate on the stage at Republican debates.  He seems to understand that any of the Republican candidates would be better than the trainwreck that currently infests The White House.  And for now, he is sounding very conservative.

But if he gets the nomination, will he suddenly be revealed as just another Washington Insider that thinks the federal government is the answer to all our problems?  Will he sound more like Lindsay Graham than Jim DeMint?  Will he be the Newt of the 90's... Or will he be the ridiculous figure camped out on a couch with Nancy Pelosi discussing global warming?

Michelle Bachman is a better conservative.  Mitt Romney is a better man.  But Newt Gingrich is by far the best politician.

But who is this guy?  Really?


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peter Heck

Obviously more than just a snappy dresser...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Joe Paterno fired for Passing the Buck

Penn State fired a coach whose family donated more than $4 million to the university, helping fund scholarships, faculty positions and the construction of a library that bears his name.
Penn State fired a coach who was never accused by the NCAA of breaking its rules in 46 seasons, and whose players seemingly always graduated, fostering a belief that the Nittany Lions always did things the right way, even as other major college football programs' reputations were sullied by salacious scandals involving academic fraud and illegal booster benefits.

In 2002, then graduate assistant Mike McQueary alledgedly witnessed former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky subjecting a 10-year-old boy to anal intercourse in the shower room.  He then reported the incident to Coach Paterno.

A source told ESPN's Schad that Paterno hopes to clarify what he was told by McQueary as soon as Thursday. According to the source, Paterno recalls McQueary "vaguely" referencing "fondling" or "touching" or "horsing around" by Sandusky and a youth. But Paterno never had the understanding that McQueary had witnessed a "sodomy" or "rape."

Evidently Paterno did exactly what the graduate assistant did - he told his superiors at the university about the alleged incident.  The police were never contacted by the witness or his superiors.  It was handled internally.

My guess?  At the age of 76, Joe Paterno just couldn't handle something so ugly said about a friend he had coached with for years.  And after all, though Sandusky was still associated with the football program, he was no longer coaching under Paterno.  So Joe decided to let his superiors at the university handle it.

So Joe passed the buck, and yesterday, with no convictions in the case and Paterno's involvement still sketchy, the 84-year-old legend was fired.  Joe Paterno did so many things the right way, and so many young men were made better because of him.  But sadly, he will be remembered for a lapse of judgement late in his life.

"The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones".
- William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar


Monday, November 07, 2011

Herman Cain and His Accusers

Isn't it amazing how easy it is in our culture to destroy a man.  And we wonder why good men don't step up to serve.

I never jumped aboard the Cain Train, but I am saddened that a successful private citizen, a conservative black man that wants to serve the country he loves, could be so vulnerable to charges that can neither be proven nor refuted.

Sexual harassment is unique in that it is such an ugly, debasing, and mortifying accusation... And once tarred with it, lends its target to endless jokes and belittling comments.  It strikes at a man's most valued possession... His dignity.

I don't know if you remember, but when Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment... it was a large portion of the black community that stepped away from politics and generally called it a "he said, she said" situation. I wondered at the time if that was because they had seen their fill of racial stereotypes and bigotry surrounding black men and their sexuality. There is not a more despicable or hurtful example of a racist cliche or slur... And only a racial bigot would peddle it.

I believe conservatives will continue to believe in Mr Cain.  Interestingly, it will be liberals who will easily and eagerly believe that he is just another negro male who can't be trusted with women... A child... an animal... a savage who can't control his sexual urges...

But when I look at the landscape of Herman Cain's life and consider what that life has been about, it's going to take more than one -single- documented accusation to make me question the man's character.

Sorry Mr Cain... You deserved better.