Friday, April 25, 2008

Common Sense

Sorry I haven't had anything to say lately...been busy. Thought I would share this little email-forward I got once though....sad, but true...

My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations. If I have sent this to you recently, forgive me, but I seem to think it is worth sharing again............take a sec and give it another quick read.........

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long a go lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot and spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason................
He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI in America

Just a quick post today. The Pope has begun his visit in America, the first of his papacy. I've included two consecutive videos, the first being Bush welcoming the Pope, the second being the Pope. I had also found a transcript of the Pope's speech. I recommend following along on the transcript as you listen since the Holy Father has a thick German accent ;)


The Pope (couldn't embed this one, sorry!)

And the transcript:

God bless!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Barack Obama, Iraq, and the United States in the late 1700's

I will start with my aside first today. This morning, I watched Senator Barack Hussein Obama give a campaign speech in Indiana. By the time I got my live stream to work, I only caught the end portion of what he was saying. He started to talk about the War in Iraq and what he said just flabbergasted me! He was going on about how he has a plan to withdraw our troops so that we would have no presence in Iraq within 16 months of his election. He then really showed his ignorance and complete lack of care for the Iraqi people.

Obama said, and since it was a live stream and I couldn't go back and get his exact words, this isn't a quote, he basically said that trying to help the Iraqi people get a government up is a waste of our time! He said that if the Iraqi government hadn't gotten things squared away in 7 years, (the 7 years coming from 2003-2010, when the last of our troops would withdraw on his plan) that the Iraqi government wouldn't get it together in 14 years, or 21 years, or 28 years.

Obama later stated that we need a president who knows our Constitution and was raised on the Constitution. Well...that is not Obama! Here is the thing: The United States of America declared independence from England on July 4, 1776. The leaders of the newly formed nation now had the task of "getting together" a government. The Articles of Confederation were adopted on November 15, 1777.

Here is the thing though...the Articles of Confederation failed and the founding fathers had not yet gotten a workable central government "together." But they eventually did and the American Constitution went into effect on September 17, 1787. Eleven years after our Declaration of Independence. Our own nation took more time to "get it together" than Obama is willing to give the Iraqi government. And we didn't even have half of the problems Iraq has! We didn't have terrorists blowing up our buildings and killing our leaders like what is happening in Iraq. Of course it isn't going to happen over night Obama! Look at your own country's history a little bit!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Religion of Peace Follow Up

Here are the responses I got to my question: 300, 1400, 10000 and 10880. At the time of submission, the 10880 was correct! However, that number has since risen to 10886.

10886. That is a lot of attacks. Now perhaps those verses of the Qur'an have been taken out of context. But they were not taken out of context by me! They are being taken out of context by the leaders of Islam. They are being taken out of context by the Muslims we are talking about here...the ones who directed and carried out those 10886 attacks. So whether those verses are in context or simply does not matter.

Another argument people have been making is that I am being unfair in judging and generalizing all Muslims. Let me point out that I specifically said that a great deal of Muslims are not like this. Islam the religion breeds hate and violence. From the very start, that was the case. Read a bit about Mohammad, their profit and founder. He was a very violent, immoral man. So too is his religion. Again...not all Muslims are like this...many are not. When I say Islam is violent, I am talking about its teachings, its philosophies, etc....not necessary all the people.

If those quotes from the Qur'an are not enough to get you to see that this religion is violent and a threat to Western civilization....if the fact that there have been nearly 11000 attacks in 7 years isn't proof of their violence and hate....if the fact that I, an American going against the 'tyranny of the majority,' am not worthy of being listened to for the simple reason that I am going against the majority...then don't let me do the talking. Let those that embrace the violent qualities of Islam speak for themselves.

Yes, they can be found in the Middle East...on television shows for children, as a mockery of Mickey Mouse, spreading hate and talking of world conquest:

They can be found in the streets of London, calling for the destruction of western nations...calling for blood...because of a cartoon published that poked fun at Mohammad:

They can be found as the heads of state calling for the total inhalation of Israel and all who support them (like America):

They can even be found in the United New York State, training in fortified camps where gunfire can be heard on a regular basis:

People...this is real. These things are real. I am not making this up. My question to you is this: Are you open minded enough to see the dangers that the religion of Islam brings? Or would you rather bury your head in the sand, turn the other way because it doesn't directly effect you right now? These people...these extremists...the ones who have the power...they hate you. They hate you so much they would die so long as they could take you with them. Why? Because their religion promises them a wonderful afterlife if they are martyrs. It is time to wake up folks.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Religion of Peace...

Sorry for the long gap in posting. I had spring break and then school got busy. But I am back now, so I should be posting often again.

My post today is a short one...and more of a question than anything else. It seems like a general thought that Islam is a "religion of peace" that has been hijacked by extremists...or at least so we are told.

And sure...there are plenty of peaceful Muslims. Don't get me wrong, I am well aware that the many Muslims are peaceful. But, are they actually following their religion? How "peaceful" are the teachings of Islam? Well....logically, to find this answer, we should go look at their holy book, the Qur'an. Here are five quotes from the Qur'an:

Sura (8:55) - Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve

Sura (48:29) - Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves

Sura (9:30) - And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah... Allah (Himself) fights against them. How perverse are they!

Sura (8:12) - I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them

Sura (9:123) - O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness

Sura (5:33) - The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement

Such a peace loving religion, isn't it? is the question part of this blog....and I would REALLY like you to leave a comment with your answer to this question:

How many deadly attacks have been carried out worldwide in the name of Islam since September 11, 2001? Now...this is just the number of attacks...not how many have been killed or injured...just how many attacks have been coordinated and carried out since 9-11? And just for perspective...the War in Iraq has seen just over 4000 of our troops killed (may they never be forgotten).

Again....I would really like to see people answer. I am genuinely curious to see your thoughts. How many deadly attacks have been carried out worldwide in the name of Islam since September 11, 2001?

I will have the answer after I get a few responses.