Dumbest (uncorrected) Choices in American History: Shortlist

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My list of REALLY STUPID CHOICES made in American history; just a short-list I am afraid:

Diet Food” that is more chemicals than food

Having the Soviet Union an “ally” in WWII – better to have let them go it alone; email for full argument

The Electoral College in the Age of Communication; direct election of all offices should be the norm; Political Parties are OBSOLETE and COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE

Public Sector Unions

Adding “under God” to the Pledge making it a point of division instead of unity

Lotus and Apple’s Patent-the-Universe Syndrome making the courts accept patents on things never meant for patent

Failing to live up to Dr. King’s vision and refusing to stop being prejudiced regarding race

Private campaign donations of any kind other than labor

Campaign donations by businesses

Supreme Court deciding that money= a right to a louder voice for YOUR ‘free speech

Dropping the no-partisanship requirements for radio talk-shows and ‘interview’ programs

Letting Lawyers advertise

Supreme Court declaring that nothing of value is earned by the recipient of a military award or decoration

Women’s, Chicano, Black “Studies” propping up people selected, distorted and lionized with blatant prejudice; taking away self-respect while pretending to help by ‘giving the poor things a hand’, and White Studies designed to rip on Western Culture for the same purpose – removing its self-respect – it seems non-whites are too dumb or clueless to run their own lives or stand up to whites and that whites are just intrinsically demonic – welcome to the enlightened world of PC education

Failing to settle on the point in a pregnancy where a woman’s choice is MADE and she must be held responsible for an infant rather than a piece of owned tissue. (6 month preemies regularly survive today and the Radical Right’s agenda on abortion would make women all but chattel)

Worrying more about which consenting adults, what age, color or how many may legally get ‘married’; ignoring the concept of duty, honor and responsibility anyone brings to their marriages

Bilingual Education as a policy

Helmets, knee and elbow-pads for tricycle riders

Peer promotion in school

Affirmative Action after 1990 – where was the transition to color-blind government?

Worrying more about what actual people have DONE with their guns than trying to get law-abiding folk to not have any at all

Electing Andrew Jackson, Jimmy Carter, George W., and Obama

Forgetting that ALL countries do best with immigrants if they pick from the TOP of the pile instead of the bottom

Paying a private group to print/coin money like a product to be bought forgetting that money has no ‘intrinsic’ value’; dollars are just counters for the economic game; increasing or decreasing the supply by fiat to ACCURATELY reflect the production/wealth of a nation is the ONLY reason when deciding when or if to print more money, or let the cash pool contract

Deciding that political consensus and no working model or scientific theory that has been tested is sufficient when making decisions in haste that could wreck the world’s entire economy/infrastructure; in the 70’s it was the next Ice Age that was imminent… no models then either

Making an “eco-friendly” light-bulb containing hazardous amounts of mercury

Adults stealing Halloween from the children and making it another grown-ups party holiday

The Writer’s Strike

ANY serious university or college that “emphasized” sports to make money and enabled ‘tails’ that can wag Great Danes with ease

Guy DeWhitney on Government by Heretics Crusaders

My ideal of government:
Un-self-consciously, individual humans that are raised to feel a profound duty to protect all aspects of seldom/individuality that neither “picks someone’s pocket nor breaks someone’s leg” and a profound respect for the notion that we are all one and what goes around not only comes around, it DIRECTLY affects us; i.e. “successful” assholery damages a psyche’s ability to make ‘good’ choices in the future.Guy DeWhitneys Heretics Crusade

Calling Yourself Liberal and Religious won’t MAKE You a Good Person

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Today we have two re-writes of older articles that seem very relevant today:

First, we will take the “Liberals” as well as the “Conservatives” to task for partisan hypocrisy…

Nowadays the word Liberal is often used as a pejorative; I often use it that way myself for good reasons.

Yet I am a moderate, and probably spend about 40% of the time cursing the idiocy of the Left, and 60% of it complaining and worrying about the Right (It is too bad there are not more real conservative minds in the Conservative camp these days.). Of the two the Conservatives tend to scare me a bit more but the Leftists in total power would be/ have been worse. But the actions of the radicals on either side do not condemn entire schools of thought to a mature mind.  This should be remembered by pundits on both sides in this age of attack politics.

 Lately a radically Conservative group has taken over almost all the political voice of conservative American Christianity.  They have used their pulpit to propound, and pound in, their own view of history, and how Christianity has influenced the development of the United States as a nation.

 They are not actually lying about the influence of the churches. The problem is that they have forgotten from just where in the Church all that influence came.  Yes, it was those damn liberals every time!

 In American history, every time the religious culture has had a profound positive influence (as judged by successive generations) on changes in society those influences have their roots in the Liberal-to-Radical churches. They most certainly did not come from the Conservative ones!

 The Conservative Churches in every case have held the line with the status quo through history whether it was regarding the Revolution, slavery, child labor, workers rights, racial equality or now, gay rights.  Yet the Conservative Churches of today want to shine their halos with the contributions made for the most part by the Liberal Churches of the past.

This activity is not unique to Christianity by any means.  A Radical Conservative Jew will spend much energy telling you about Judaism’s amazing contributions to Western society, but will refuse to see that his brand of thinking never produced any of it.  Find a Conservative Imam, and you will find a man eager to convince you that Islam has been an enormously positive contributor to civilization over the centuries.  But if you remind him that blind faithfulness to Islam’s Conservative philosophy had nothing to do with the various periods of (heretically liberal) Islamic glory that he is polishing up for you to admire; he may even take offense.

  In every case where religious and political power intermingle the things that modern world civilization would call progress has only come when the dominant Church(s) is(are) liberal to the point of being heretical (to the parent dogmas and doctrines), tolerant and more focused on understanding, accepting and spreading the “love behind the Law” rather than promoting a zero-tolerance attitude regarding adherence to the “Letter of the Law.”

But only stagnation and decay ensue when the Churches are conservative and cling to a memory, or fictitious ideal, of “the way it should be.”

 It should be noted that Conservative religious thought can have a greatly positive influence on society but, that usually the effects remain chiefly negative.

 Witness: the defense of slavery, and the stances of “Godly” preachers and priests against child labor laws, and minority civil rights laws.

Witness: the attempts at forced, coerced and violent conversions directed at any people of another religion that are under the influence of a politicized religion (theocracies, inquisitions, shari’a states).

 We all admit that Conservatism is designed to be highly successful at keeping the wheels of a society turning. Who but a fool will deny that there is a true virtue most times in maintaining most of the status quo; Leftists take note of the qualifications and keep your straw men to yourselves – I am not Christian, and never have been a Republican, or supporter of either Bush.

 But, it also must be admitted that Conservative governments and organizations have a poor track record when attempting to grease those wheels, to make accommodation for the fact that seems “odd“, “weird“, “different” to the average mind; whether the ideas are good ones or not!

When the going gets rough or to be a creative inspiration for the people who bear the main burdens of pushing the cart of civilization further, faster and safer than our ancestors ever believed it could go Conservatives can be of more a drag chain when they should be acting like the regenerative brakes that go with a hybrid engine.

 Conservative ideology certainly does not allow real flaws in the basic social system to be changed without a protracted, and often ugly, fight with the liberal mindset who are busy finding things that are not really broken to make into really nasty situations with well-meaning new laws and more, and more, and more tension from enforcement, and less and less elbow room for the well-intentioned citizen just trying to get along and improve their lives.

 Without a Liberal element in society, one that has enough influence to smack the current bosses on the head now and then but, not enough to dominate society  a person lives in what is at best a well upholstered slave camp destined to fade into the dust of history.

And…

Without a Conservative element at the core to give perspective and balance a people will… well, just look at the aftermath of every single revolution in the past – the American revolution was actually a colony revolt – it was an independently evolving, functioning society that broke away from the parent nation/culture rather than an indigenous movement to topple all the central power structures and replace them ad hoc with unproven or dis-proven but, “much better” institutions; not long after they succeed the real bloodshed is just beginning!

 Who was it again that decreed with proven ‘Holy Authority‘ that all human problems can, and may, only be solved by a totally Left-wing or totally Right-wing ideology? When did admitting that your Party’s platform cannot solve all problems if followed by “good” people?

The voting public needs to take off their trendy, strait-jackets/sheep-outfits, grow up, and look at reality – of the real kind, rather than the oh-so-importantly-unimportant political sort – and then find the ideal solutions, not the solutions that serve your political tribe while walking over everyone else’s Lives’, Liberties, and frantic Pursuits of Happiness.

Declare Your Allegiance – Heretics Crusade Gear in Time for Christmas

STOP THE PRESSES: The White House thinks ALL Liberal dissenters should take off their pajamas and get real!


(HH here: Hold the phone Gracie! In perusing Huffington Post today I see Mr. Harwood (NBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent and featured in my last post) takes issue with the claim that his White House quote was meant to indicate a specific hostility toward the LBGT community or their activists. Oh no! Far from it he says. The W.H. advisor was referring to ALL who dissent on ANY of Obama’s initiatives or their timing!!!

Take it away Huff:

In an email to the Huffington Post on Monday, Harwood clarified that the quote was not meant to convey any displeasure on the part of the administration for the gay community’s public advocacy.

My comments quoting an Obama adviser about liberal bloggers/pajamas weren’t about the LGBT community or the marchers,” he wrote. “They referred more broadly to those grumbling on the left about an array of issues in addition to gay rights, including the war in Afghanistan and health care and Guantanamo— and whether all that added up to trouble with Obama’s liberal base...”

So, in answer to whether THAT group is a problem with Obama’s “Liberal Base” the analyst told all those grumbling fools to: “take off the pajamas, get dressed, and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult”

As I noted in my last post; if Obama and his flunkies feel THIS is closely divided they only confirm the opinion of those that call Obama an Affirmative Action President. Even George W. had more political experience than Obama and HE was attacked Left and Right for being too under qualified!!! And that was before he lost the ability to form a complete sentence in English.

Liberal after Liberal is being seen to shake their head, startle awake and ask “What the HELL was I thinking?” Hopefully this latest insult to the loyalty AND intelligence of any Liberal who dares dissent from the Great One’s Plan will accelerate the process.

Good Luck to us all.)

Obama gives the term “Gay Abandon” a new twist!


(HH here: Most of the LBG (I don’t know any transgendered myself, I think.) I know fall anywhere from Conservative Republican to Liberal Democrat but Strangely in many cases it seems to me they have a more balanced perspective on politics than their straight fellow citizens. Political polarization does not seem to come with a desire for your own sex. However the more publically activist the gays I know are the more they tend to be Left-wing.

As with many “Liberal” causes in this day and age Leftist ideology has had a disproportionate influence on the Gay community due to Leftwing targeting of “useful” opposition groups (Blacks, Hispanics, Gays, minority religions, etc.) to be added to their power base.

According to the Left’s action manuals political power is NOT to be gained in order to use it to pursue the will of the voters. No, it is gained solely to be used to promote the goals of the Left’s leadership instead. The people are assumed to never know what is good for them. In fact according to Radical Orthodoxy if left to themselves the “proletariat” is most likely to move to the RIGHT. In other words though the people would like more security and stability the goal of the Leftist is to create enough INstability and DIScontent that the people are accepting of the radical changes the Leftists intend.

In this light it should not surprise anyone in the LBGT community that the President only talked as though he was their friend. When it comes to action the mantra of Obama is “Don’t think YOUR message is allowed to mess with MY message!”

And so when NBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood was asked if the administration was concerned with “the left as a whole,”because of a sense that Obama had not followed through on Liberal concerns Mr. Harwood replied “Barack Obama is doing well with 90% or more of Democrats so the White House views this opposition as really part of the Internet left fringe… For a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn’t take this opposition, one adviser told me those bloggers need to take off the pajamas, get dressed, and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult

So there you have it, Mr. Obama either has a staff that lies as they see fit or Mr. Obama himself suffers from an extraordinary inferiority complex. In His eyes having won the Presidency by 192 electoral votes, Democratic control of BOTH houses and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate AND a Republican party with no clear leadership puts him in the position of, let me see how did the staffer put his excuse for the WH’s arrogant dismissal of the Gay community’s concerns? Oh, here it is, “governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult“.

If that is what you call a “Closely Divided Country(tm)” then what pray tell will the administration do if they have to govern without complete Democratic control? Will they simply sit in the corner and weep at the complications and difficulty of governing a TRULY divided country as Bush and Clinton, and Bush and Reagan and, hmm, Can anyone tell me when the last time it was that a President had this much impetus behind his party?

See, that is the key, his PARTY. The plain fact that is emerging from the fog of the election is that Obama and his cadre are NOT Democrats as most people understand them. They are Leftists and NOT Liberals at all. Historically Leftists USE Gays, they do not LIKE them. Once they have power the Gays are among the first to be targeted as “politically unreliable”. Even Gay icon Barney Frank, a homosexual himself, shows more loyalty to the Leftwing agenda than to the Gay community. Mr. Frank feels that the Gay community needs to go embarrass their LOCAL politicians and stop joggling the elbow of the Radical Messiah.

Mr. Frank needs to go look at the historical record for Gays wherever the hard Left has won control in the world. He is buying the rope that will be used to hang him and his lover.

President Obama has been accused of throwing anyone who causes embarrassment (Rev. Wright. Jones, Ayers, etc.) under the bus in his drive for success. Now to the road kill can be added the entire LBGT community, activist or not, they have all been tossed under the bus.

After all, With his Nobel warm in his pocket to prove his love of the Muslim world it would be just rude to give comfort to those evil, sinful people. It might offend Saudi Arabia after all and THEN where would we be?)