One can tell the holidays that herald the conclusion of the year (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) are upon us.
Most can tell this by the crispness in the air or from the days growing noticeably shorter.
However, if your name and address has made it into the databases of Christian Evangelical direct marketing, you may also know Christmas time is coming because of an annual appeal received from Prison Fellowship Ministries on behalf of the organization's Angel Tree Project.
In most instances, those that send Christmas cards tooting their own horns at least have the decency to change up the content each year.
The same cannot be said of the part of the Angel Tree Project appeal designed to guilt recipients into compliance.
Contained with the mailing is what the unsuspecting will perceive as a handwritten message from a convict begging for a gift for his daughter.
According to the letter, there was still nine years left on the inmate's sentence and he would not be able to play a role in his daughter's life for nearly an entire decade.
However, since at least 2005 and perhaps even as far back as 2003, Prison Fellowship has been sending the exact same note.
As such, shouldn't "Richard" (if that is even his name) nearly be ready for release if he has not already departed the Big House? It is 2012, after all. read more »
Is she the voice of her generation? If so, we've all got a problem
Lena Dunham has been anointed as the “voice of a generation.” Despite the fact that she’s largely unknown, the media is gushing over the 26-year-old creator and star of the HBO series Girls and electoral virgin of Barack Obama’s “Your First Time” ad.
Glamour, which named Dunham as a recipient of the magazine’s “2012 Women of the Year” award, calls her one of the most “powerful women in Hollywood.” After an intense publishing bidding war, Random House is paying her a $3.7 million advance to share her wisdom on life. No joke. read more »
Democrats haven’t passed a budget in years, yet somehow it’s Republicans’ fault that the country is about to go over a fiscal cliff.
Harry Reid’s Democratic-controlled Senate has, for three consecutive years, refused to pass a federal budget or even bring a proposal to the floor as required by law. In 2011 Reid announced that passing a budget would be “foolish” because of ongoing negotiations over other fiscal matters. Senator Chuck Schumer declared that proposing budgets was “not the point” of the Senate. read more »
Considerable consternation erupted online over actor Gene Hackman striking a homeless person.
The headline initially informing of such was formulated without a modifier or a more colorful description such as "crazed deadbeat" or "lewd indigent" in order to make Hackman appear to be this vile individual that makes a habit of accosting the downtrodden or deriving some kind of buzz from doing so.
Quite the opposite seems to be true. From the complete account, Hackman was actually protecting his wife and the vagrant properly got what was coming to him.
Why should we care that Hackman's attacker was homeless?
Would the public have been informed of this incident if the assailant domiciled in a more traditional mode of habitation?
As in regards to race and ethnicity, many leftists will so romanticize destitution that they cultivate the perception that those characterized by this economic plight or social condition can do no wrong.
If so, are the hypertolerant going to insist that they would allow some filthy, possibly disease ridden, bum to put his hands all over their wives, daughters, or dinner dates they are hoping to impress?
The Declaration of Independence insists that, in terms of fundamental being, all men are created equal. read more »
Many in our country worry narcissism and greed is submerging our culture; that the integrity of our ancestors is becoming a relic of a bygone era. Sound familiar? This has happened to our fellow Americans before—at a much graver cost.
Native Americans today comprise a little more than one percent of the U.S. population, but before Columbus arrived 500 years ago, more than 15 to 20 million lived in thousands of tribal communities from the Arctic to the tropics. Today, Indians are rarely acknowledged at all in public consciousness. When they are, it isn’t flattering. read more »
The Lyndon Johnson Great Society legislation and the massive Government bureaucracy it has created going forward, has finally born the fruit it was planted to sow 47 years ago. The extortion by the permanent welfare state is now in full blossom and the takers now outnumber the makers, the producers are now the “minority” in this country.
There are underlying conditions that extortion creates that destroy the payer as well as the payee. The payer obviously suffers the financial loss of money’s that were earned by producing in an open market economy. They also suffer the loss of dignity because they see that their production is only valued as long as it supports those who produce nothing. Their self esteem and self worth are diminished as they watch the fruit of their labor being treated with disdain and indignation, as if it is a penance for working hard and sacrificing. read more »
Good Luck. We're all going to need it...
Welcome back, America. As the year closes we face a looming fiscal cliff, jittery stock market, $16 trillion debt and climbing, Benghazi, sex-crazed generals, and hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians. Voters reelected Mr. Obama and whether or not 58 million of us think he is the best man for the job, these issues rest on his shoulders now.
That is why our WEEKLY MEME MASH is dedicated to you, Mr. President, and all those Americans who voted for four more years of hope and change. Good luck. We're all going to need it.
Can we please filibuster Democrats’ attempts to curb filibusters every time they control the Senate but don’t have a supermajority?
In anticipation of another two years of Congressional gridlock, Democrats are once again fervently trying to block Republicans from using the Senate filibuster to stop their horrific agenda. read more »
Beaver Cleaver is dead? Long live the Beav!
You can almost hear the goose stepping coming up the street. The reelection of Barack Obama is less than two weeks old and already his acolytes are wasting no time marching the losers to their demographic graves. Beaver Cleaver is doomed; Opie and Donna Reed are right behind. read more »
From Gettysburg to Afghanistan, we thank them all
Veterans Day was originally established to mark the Armistice ending World War I, the “war to end all wars.” Sadly, hundreds of thousands of young Americans have died in subsequent conflicts since that time in Asia, the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe. Let us take a moment to honor their duty and sacrifices in their quest to preserve the freedom of Americans and millions of other people throughout the globe.
On the masthead page of the Nov. 2012 issue of Monitor On Psychology, there was a cartoon published.
In this illustration, one Indian says to another, "That was nice, but I don't want to make it in a regular thing."
Seated in the background are the Pilgrims.
It is no doubt hoped readers will conclude this was a depiction of the first Thanksgiving Day feast in the New World; but given the state of the education system, that might be too much to hope for.
Some will likely laugh, relating to how they themselves have endured numerous dinners and parties this festive time of year they didn't mind attending but would rather not have to endure again in the future if given a choice.
However, the Monitor On Psychology is a flagship publication of the American Psychological Association.
This front organization seeks to turn either every depravity known to man into a mental illness the individual has no control over or excuse it in some fashion altogether.
Therefore, would these otherwise political correct leftists have published a cartoon where a Pilgrim forefather made a similarly snide remark about not wanting the Indians over again any time soon?
by Frederick Meekins
They stood in lines, sometimes for hours, to cast their ballot for a man whose leadership vision is to do more of the same. With a vengeance. Unabated by the shaky economy, these voters are younger, more ethnic and less religious than ever before, and according to exit polls, carry a grudge for the very rich.
Stunned at Mitt Romney’s butt whuppin,' conservatives are trying to figure out the meaning of it all; meanwhile Democrats are both giddy and cocky in their celebratory fervor. It is over, they say: 2012 marks the death of the Republican Party. For the 57 million Americans who voted for self-reliance over self-indulgence, the quick disposal of their values is a punch to the gut; in the course of a day traditionalists have been deemed culturally irrelevant. read more »
The 2012 elections are over, the analysis has begun, and there’s plenty of fault to find. Most of my blog posts this year have had an election theme, but from a conservative Christian point of view. I am disappointed with the results but not disheartened as a Christian. Jesus Christ was my Lord and Savior before the elections, and He is today, and will be forever.
From a statistical standpoint, there is one area that I will investigate fully in the coming days, and that is what affect the many other Presidential candidates on the ballot made in the outcome of the election. Here is an early example. I live in Florida, one of the major swing states. As of about 5 PM this evening, Florida’s results still were not final. Obama had a lead of only 49,000 votes at this point. I totaled up the other candidates on the ballot, which none of them had any chance of winning whatsoever, and their votes total was 70,000! In every election I’ve witnessed, the throw away votes overwhelming benefit the Democrats. So, the math is easy here, Obama isn’t winning the state of Florida as much as the votes for the third party candidates has given him this state. Add the vast majority of those 70,000 votes to Romney’s total, and Romney wins easily! In the coming week or so, I am going to total up all of the key swing states and see if this thought process actually determined President Obama’s victory. read more »
No modern American president has ever been granted the opportunity President Obama received to preside over explosive economic growth while in office if he had simply left well enough alone.
Consider this: Politically speaking, if a president assumes office during a recession, the luckiest time for him to do so is around twelve months in, when the economy is near rock-bottom and ready to come roaring back. If he plays his cards right, he can take credit for some of the recovery by claiming that his policies contributed to it. What’s least fortunate is to assume office near or before the start of a recession, because then the downturn occurs entirely under his watch and everyone blames him for it.
Harry Truman took office two months into the 1948 recession—a precarious position, because unemployment plunged for a year under his watch before recovering. Eisenhower assumed office six months before the 1953 recession and was forced to serve as the face of twelve months of decline.
I don’t want to sound trite… or maybe I do. It didn’t take me very long to realize that my ‘truth detector’ was going off the charts when it came to Barack Hussein Obama, starting as far back as Obama’s speech in front of the DeMarxist convention in 2004, when he was still a state senator in Illinois.
He was immediately lauded as the ‘future’ of the Marxists in America. I had him pegged as an empty suit back then. Watching his ‘seamless’ rise to political prominence was suspicious to begin with. The uncontested ‘nature’ of his State Senate and US Senate runs, and the methods employed to obtain those victories, helped me to decide that Barack Hussein Obama was someone who deserved contempt, certainly not adulation.
I think that patriots in general are more aware of government and politics. We were beginning to gel as the loosely organized, but highly motivated groups, that eventually swallowed the 2010 elections whole. So it didn’t take long for the Tea Party Patriots, whose numbers even back then, 2008-2009, were beginning to swell. It’s as if we were of one mind, though greatly separated by geography and distance. We began to look for evidence of who this man was, who had just been elected President of the United States. We didn’t have long to wait. read more »
Do I need to say he failed?
As the President of the United States of America one has many duties: Commander and Chief of the military, leader of the United States, and leader of the free world. The one thing that all of the duties of the President has in common is that he must be a leader. A leader is defined as a person who has commanding authority or influence. As the election quickly approaches I have been thinking, is Obama a leader.
In order to answer this question we must first come up with a list of attributes that are common to most leaders. A few common attributes are: integrity, dedication, magnanimity (giving credit where credit is due), openness (listening to others ideas), and the ability to bring people together. Now, in order to determine how good of a leader Obama is we must figure out how he has done in these ares.
You can see it on the horizon. It’s swelling, rising, as we speak… its speed deceptive, disguised by its magnitude, threatening to sweep everything in its path.
Remember when the DeMarxists wrote us off after the last election? American patriots, under the nom de guerre of the Tea Party, had just finished handing the left (and a few RINOs) a sixty-year shellacking, and one of historical proportions at that. The insane predictability of the left never fails to amaze me. DeMarxist mouthpieces started bleating all around the country… “That was it, they (the Tea Party) shot their bolt, it’s over, it was a freak occurrence and it won’t happen again”. Then they wrote us off. As far as the LSM was concerned, we never happened. I guess they thought we’d simply dissolved and returned to our plebian enclaves.
‘Tea Party’ became a term they’d use to demonize anyone who disagreed with the regime’s horse doo doo. Funny thing happened on the way to the election. We matured as a movement. We did anything but disappear. We didn’t have to import bus-loads of union thugs into the communities. We are the communities. We went from organizing huge anti-Marxist rallies to grass roots organizing in the towns and cities across America. read more »
Most important election ever!
I was going to go on a long winded explanation of our current health care system versus the U.K.'s, and why America's is far superior in terms of quality. I found an article online that explains why we must overturn "Obamacare". To any one who didn't believe that seniors would be terminated because caring for them would be too expensive please read the article below. This is absolutely horrifying what this article claims is happening in the UK. We all have or have had grandparents and parents, would you want this happening to them, or to you when you get older. I encourage you to show this article to any one who will read it. Especially those who currently support "Obamacare". I strongly encourage all of you to get out and vote, and lets put good conservatives back into office. Let us take the Senate back, and elect Mitt Romney as the next President.
Upon leaving the confines of the Earth's atmosphere and entering the vastness of space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is alleged to have remarked, "Where is God?" This was said out of a sense of mockery that the Lord of the universe could not be found in the final frontier rather than an honest inquiry from a soul awed by a majesty of the cosmos.
Several decades later, God might very well reply, "Where is the Soviet Union?" That nation, once referred to as the "evil empire" because of the threat it posed to human freedom, has become a shadow of its former self. This former superpower decayed from its own internal rot resulting primarily from the regime's rejection of the Judeo-Christian worldview as epitomized by that state's promulgation of revolutionary Communism.
Had Colonel Gagarin and his Soviet comrades been more willing to approach the issues in a more objective manner without the rose colored glasses of their Marxist ideology (perhaps "red" would have been a more fitting characterization) and without suppressing the conclusions that such evidence leads to, the world might have been sparred a Cold War costly in terms of both dollars and human lives. Even now nearly two decades later, the world still struggles to forge a global order and stands ready to fall into international chaos at any possible moment.
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