From ABC News we learn the following: “The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.” SOURCE
That bit of news ought to scare you to death!
I find it incomprehensible that anyone, I mean ANYONE, is surprised by the antics at the IRS.
The Confederate Soldier has been slandered and libeled for 150 years. Those who would drag his name through the muck and mire are still at it… full throttle.
Organizations who claim roots to slavery in this country (whether their ancestors arrived before, or after, 1865, it doesn’t seem to matter) deride the SCV and that beautiful old battlefield emblem the Confederate Battle Flag.
It would seem that the truth doesn’t matter. Their hatred for all things Confederate even includes some of their own ancestors, as it is a fact that African-Americans served in the armed forces of the Confederacy. We know this. We can prove this. But try to convince the campus elite who gain favor with minorities for lambasting all things Southern. The fact that blacks served in the Confederate armed forces can be documented… means nothing. They have made up their minds and we have been unable to dent their armor of ignorance.
Today, May 10th, in North Carolina and South Carolina, is Confederate Memorial Day.
I am reminded of the local “Sons of Confederate Veterans” Confederate Memorial Day celebration, which I attend every year. When last I spoke to the gathering I spoke of the Confederate Soldier, or as I sometimes refer to them, the “Southern Knights.”
As it was a celebration of the southern warrior, I spoke on the attributes of the Confederate soldier… who he was, what he was like, what he did, what he felt, why he did what he did, and why he felt he MUST do what he did, and so on, and so forth.
When one studies the Confederate soldier, one quickly comes to understand that there has never been, before or after the American “War Between the States”, a warrior quite like the “Southern Knights”. As a combat soldier, he was more akin to the various “special forces” of numerous militaries around the world than he was to the “regular” soldiers we are acquainted with today. He was a killing machine… with good manners.
Now, I’m not going to sit here and say to the President, my US Senators, and my Congressmen that if they want me to support the new Immigration Reform Bill, first build a fence along the border. No, I’m not going to say that.
What I AM going to say is… We don’t NEED the new Immigration Reform Bill! Not at all. We don’t even NEED a guest worker program! Americans will gladly pay more for their produce if it means that can continue to maintain America as an English-speaking nation. Heck, the money we save on the welfare services we now give, free, to the illegal immigrants would off-set the higher prices for produce at the market! No, we don’t need either of those things.
What we DO NEED is enforcement of the immigration laws we have on the books today!
To many Americans abortion is an offense so serious that capital punishment would be considered appropriate.
Of course, it must be against the law first — and it isn’t.
Personally, I simply cannot think of a deed more dastardly, more evil, more repulsive than deliberately killing babies.
In the Scriptures, if someone injured a pregnant women so severely that the infant inside her died, that person’s life was taken — even though it may have been an accident.
“It is unconscionable that 1.3 million unborn and even born babies are murdered annually in America. To put this atrocity into perspective, 1.3 million is even more than the number of Jews the Nazis gassed annually during the Holocaust.” SOURCE
We “deniers” have now become “debunkers!” We have known all along — and have not hesitated to tell the world — that global warning was, and remains, the worst hoax ever played on mankind.
We have been telling anyone who will listen that the world stopped warming about 1998, or so, and that we are now trending toward another little ice age.
Environmentalists are red-faced. It is their day in the barrel! We debunkers are laughing our bippies off!
Reuters is reporting: “Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists are now intent on figuring out the causes and determining whether the respite will be brief or a more lasting phenomenon.
“The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence.” – Oscar Wilde
That single sentence by Mr. Wilde, from a very long time ago, explains everything you need to know about the American left, indeed, leftists around the world.
They are ruled by emotions. In my opinion,that explains their overly abundant use of profanity and vulgarity to express themselves.
As I said above: they are ruled by their emotions. Rational, reasoned, thinking is nowhere to be found when these folks get their hormones flowing.
Those who populate the left side of the political spectrum are easily manipulated and they are manipulated quite often. They are the “Useful Idiots” so often employed by the Marxists to further their agenda around the world and especially in the United States.
It should be obvious why the word “idiot” is used in describing them. Simply because they seem to be incapable of “reasoned” thinking.
If I may be allowed, I’d like to paraphrase Saint Paul (I believe it was) who said: “Faith is the belief in things not seen.” What Paul actually said is this: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Therein, I think, is the problem for the Christian religion today. Even the evangelicals are beginning to lose their way.
We live in a time dominated by science, which has made huge advancements in practically every field of science man can think of — or devise. One could argue , I think, that modern man has shifted his reliance off God and onto science. This is a scenario not unlike those I used to read in science fiction books as a lad.
As socialism wraps it’s cold, icy, fingers around freedom’s throat As I think back, the most obvious of the “warning signs” was/is the so-called “Green Movement.”
In America many Americans have slowly come to the realization that the socialist takeover of America did not happen overnight. There were plenty of warning signs over the past few decades.
Those who follow the Green Movement, the acolytes of the Global Warming “religion,” are easily identified by their unbridled compulsion to bow down to the false idols of science, to socialist politics, and, let us not forget… M O N E Y! You find them everywhere these days. Turn on a TV and there they are straining to burden you with a guilt trip about the damage YOU have done to the planet and how YOU must atone for your wickedness in order to be redeemed from your sins against the “Earth Mother.”
Go to church, and there they are, often in the pulpits, railing about YOUR sins NOT against God, but your sins against the Earth, the climate, the Polar bears, etc, etc.
I began writing this piece on “Good Friday,” the day upon which we Christians remember the crucifixion, death, and entombment of Christ.
Christians have waited since for the sun to rise on this Sunday, Easter morning.
Today, Easter Sunday, we rejoice as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection, his victory over death, hell, and the grave. The Christian faith is founded upon the events of the period from Christ’s arrest until his ascension.
Sadly, today the tenets of the Christian faith have been turned and are now being used by those of little or no faith against the Christian Church.
Where are the Christian warriors? (Maybe we need a modern day Knights Templar organization to confront those who have turned America on its head. Just a thought.)
America used to be a Christian nation. She can not lay claim to that title any longer.
I can’t put my finger on it, but I have this nagging feeling that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban is not gone. My paranoia tells me the democrats are going to squeeze it through a “back door” somehow.
There are those among gun right’s advocates who believe that having Feinstein’s assault weapons ban tacked onto another (a different) gun control bill, of some kind, will make it easier to pass the Senate.
Consider this: “It’s a trap! It’s a non-event. What’s going to happen is they’re going to take another bill, and that could be the veterans’ gun ban and then bring that to the floor,” said Mike Hammond, chief counsel for Gun Owners of America, a pro-Second Amendment group.
They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. – Ezekiel 7:14
Courage is a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain with determination to persevere and overcome until victory is realized.
America’s LAST great General, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, was wont to say: “There is no substitute for victory.” Truer words were never spoken.
As I write, America is under nuclear threat from North Korea. Even if North Korea does not possess the missile power to send a nuclear tipped missile to the west coast of the US, it surely can strike Hawaii and numerous American bases closer to Korea than that.
Technically, the US is STILL at war with North Korea. All this time we have been living with only a “cease fire” agreement. Fighting could erupt at any moment.
I’ve been on this earth quite a number of years now. I have endured any number of politicians. I have suffered — and prospered — under any number of presidential administrations from FDR to present.
America has been blessed/cursed with some of the most accomplished liers on planet earth serving as our leaders. But today America has reached the apex of prevarication — the absolute peak in the perversion of truth.
The Obama Administration knows how to do nothing better — than lie. They are past masters at the disingenuous. They have been at it from day one. Now they seem to just lie, as a matter of course, and think nothing of it even when called on it in public.
Back in my misspent youth, while a fearless young reporter, I was covering an appearance of a very unpopular politician (A “Boss Hog” type local tyrant.) when a deputy sheriff threatened me with arrest… just for being there, for doing my job. Actually, that deputy knew my political leanings and I knew his — and I knew who kept him in his job — and why. He knew that I knew.
Anyway, he got overly loud with his threats, so I yelled out: “Go ahead and arrest me.” I asked him if he’d ever heard of the constitution, particularly the First Amendment.
That infuriated him. His facial complexion became beet red.
By that time I was sure I was headed to jail so nothing else much mattered and I threw caution to the wind. I begged him to arrest me! I assured him that not only would I have his job and every thing he owned, but I’d own the county before I was finished dragging him and the county through the courts.
The Demise of Mainline Religious Denominations in America
I have written earlier of what I believe is a direct correlation between the decline of America and the “great falling away” of her people from the religious faith, which historically was a part of the foundation of the country.
Deny it, if you like, but it does not change the facts, the TRUTH.
Since the Second World War, when returning GI’s brought something called “moral relativism” from Europe to America, there has been a struggle between the secular side of America and the religious side of America. The secular side — the side that rejects religion and religious considerations has been consistently gaining ground. Sad to say, ofttimes their advances were made with the assistance of many in the clergy.
A sign of the End Times? In the Prophecy of the Last Pope, the name of the Last Pope is said to be “Peter.” Whether that is his name — or the name he chooses as Pope — is not clear, at least to me.
However, there are a number of candidates amongst the most likely nominees for the next pope whose name happens to be Peter. At least ONE is a Roman.
Coincidence? Beats me!
Where is all this coming from, anyway?
It’s an old prophecy supposedly made by Saint Malachy in 1139. The prophecy is the result of a vision Malachy supposedly had. As a result, Malachy created a list of 112 short Latin phrases, which are said to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI’s successor, a pope described in the prophecy as “Peter the Roman“, whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome. (Emphasis mine.)
It matters not a whit what you call it — it still amounts to amnesty for eleven million illegal aliens in America.
This “new” immigration reform from both the US Senate and the US President is utterly ridiculous. But in the end, it will be rammed down the throats of the American public simply because the US government has gone rogue and is no longer responsive — nor responsible — to the US citizenry. (And some people still wonder WHY Americans are arming themselves???)
The Heritage Foundation released the following statement on January 30th, 2013:
American Optimism Lowest Since Carter Administration
“Fewer than four-in-10 Americans (39 percent) rate the US in a positive manner – the most negative feedback the country has produced since 1979.
A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are as negative about the country’s prospects as they have been in more than three decades. Americans are more upbeat in their predictions of where the U.S. will be in five years (48 percent positive), but this is the lowest rating since an August 1979 Gallup poll was conducted.”
No kidding? Why, I thought everyone was ecstatic now that America is a socialist country. Well, news like this makes one wonder if ole Winnie Churchill was right when he said that under socialism everybody SUFFERS equally, huh?
Enjoy these halcyon days while you can because it is all downhill from here. All these idyllically calm, peaceful, happy, and tranquil days are just a facade. Actually the facade is not very convincing either. Otherwise, we’d not have such a report from Gallop.
Remember the “malaise” of the Carter years? Well, if you’re an , uh, older American you do. I remember it well. I can’t don a sweater today without thinking of the Carter administration. I rarely wear sweaters anymore.
I had intended to let this go as the ramblings of an old, tired, man, but, heck, I’M and OLD TIRED MAN myself, and I have more respect for my fellow Americans than to blurt out such offensive remarks on cable television — or anywhere for that matter.
Want to see what has my Southern dander up? Then go here
Just so we are clear: I am flat-out against the gun control agenda of the left. To be even clearer … I’d be against it if I were a northerner, a westerner, or where ever. Geography makes no difference. The Second Amendment is what it is, says what it says, and means what it says. There is no doubt in my mind that the gun grabbers are “infringing” upon the rights of gun owners in America and their efforts are unconstitutional … period.
There is a thought amongst many evangelical Christians in America today that God has removed his divine protection from America as a result of America’s turning away from the source of all its strength. I know this because they have expressed it to me on many occasions.
Now, I am NOT an evangelical, though I was reared in an evangelical denomination. Most of my family remains, today, evangelicals, some even serving as ministers of The Gospel in those churches. Me? Well, I’m the “black sheep” of the family always, it seems, going off in a different direction. I lean more toward the liturgical form of worship.
Having said the above, I have to tell you, I believe my brethren and sisteren of the evangelicals have a valid point, though.
SOMETHING has HAPPENED TO AMERICA. That CANNOT be denied.
Deep within the temporal lobe of the brain is this tiny little limbic system structure in roughly the shape of an almond. This little mass of nuclei has its tiny little hands in most of our emotions and survival motivations. It is from this teensie little clump of “stuff” that the signal is sent to either fight, or — “get the heck out of Dodge.”
The amygdala does a lot more, but as I am most certainly NOT a brain surgeon, or a shrink, I’ll stick to what I can look up on Wikipedia or Google, or some other search engine.
For the purposes of this tome, the above information will do just fine, thank you.
Here’s the thing, as they say. If there IS such a thing as a gestalt, and that gestalt has an amygdala, then it is most certainly working overtime.
Starring down at me from a photograph atop the computer monitor directly in front of me is the determined visage of John Singleton Mosby. His Confederate officer’s uniform is resplendent. The brass is sparkling, the leather is polished, and his black knee boots are spit-shined to a high gloss. His left hand is resting on the hilt of his cavalry saber. Mosby’s left foot is slightly forward giving the optical impression that he is leaning forward ready to do battle. And he was.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” … Hebrews 9:27
I sometimes think man is the stupidest creature God ever created. In fact, God, Himself, repented that he made man and wiped everyone out — save for Noah and his family — in the Biblical story of the Great Flood.
As I look about me, at the awful mess we have made of everything, I have to wonder why God didn’t just knock a hole in the bottom of the Ark and finish the job.
It is said that even the angels are puzzled over God’s love for mere mortals. They, too, were created by the same God, and created before man. But even with their seniority, they fall into second place, behind man, in God’s favor. They MUST be frustrated.
This is the time each year we wish for peace on earth and good will to men. Yet, we seem, each Christmas, to find ourselves lacking that Peace and the Good Will.
This Christmas, again, we find that American troops are far from home, very near the birthplace of the baby who gave his name to the day we call Christmas. Families will open presents and gather for a family meal and rejoice over the birth of the Christ child, and yet, we cannot bring ourselves to follow the teachings of that baby and stop fighting with each other. Christ, himself recognized that, a couple of thousand years ago, and said: “Men will cry peace, peace, but there will be no peace!”
~ Quotables ~
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. ~ Neal H. Ross