Monthly Archives: December 2011

From the Magi to the Manger – Jesus is the reason for the season

For quite some period of time, we have seen the attempt at secularization of our great nation.Religious principles of Christian heritage that are clear in the Declaration of Independence and the signing ratification of the Constitution referencing the year of our Lord are inconvenient truths that the intellectuals have been working to erase since the ink dried on those mighty documents.

However, the attack on Christmas grows in effort and in stealth every year. As a boy, I never heard “Happy Holidays” – it was always Merry Christmas. Now I realize that there are other faiths that occupy our great nation and I give them the respect they deserve.

Now it is high time to give Christmas the respect our Lord deserves. It is a Federal Holiday because we are a Christian nation that recognizes and welcomes the religious freedom of others, but had the boldness at one time to place the nation’s heritage first and foremost – as it should be. December 25 in not known as “Holiday Day”, it is known as Christmas!

When Hanukkah is celebrated by our Americans of Jewish Faith, do we call it  “Hebrew Holiday”?

When the those Americans of Muslim Faith observe the Hajj and their relatives pilgrimage to Mecca do we ask them to have a “Happy Muslim Day”

The answer to both, of course, is no. It would be silly and disrespectful.

So then why do we allow the birth of the Son of God to be desecrated in its celebration? I believe 2 reasons – One was a genuine attempt to appease the intellectual crowd and the other was a sheer loss of backbone to stand up to those that would literally eliminate any reference to Christ with Christmas. My friends – along with all the other political house cleaning that will be done over the next decade, we need to also focus on those who will help restore the religious heritage of this nation. Not to trample the rights of others to worship as they please or establish a state church, but a genuine defence of the heritage that this great nation was founded on.

So remember, be proud of our nations religious heritage in our Christian principles and our ability to embrace the religious choices of those who follow non-Christian dogma. It makes our nation great.

Jesus is the reason for the Season.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year!

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The Golden Crowbar Award

In the hectic, media crazy, 24/7 news reporting world we now live in, it is very hard for goofs and gaffes to go unnoticed. Spinning someones dirty laundry is big business in the media today. Political mishaps usually soar to the top of the news world. Watergate, Jimmy Carter giving away Panama Canal, Bush 41 puking on the Japanese – you get the picture.

In the liberal world of “Everyone is a winner and must get a ribbon” I started wondering why in blazes hadn’t the libs come up with something to ease the faux pauxes of everyday living. I mean, if you really screw up -I mean royally screw up, shouldn’t there be someone to there to wipe the tears and give an award for effort?

Then I remembered the Golden Crowbar Award….

The Golden Crowbar Award was invented by Waco Tea Party Activist Toby Marie Walker for some of the decisions coming from then Congressional District 17 Representative Chet Edwards for some of the less than wonderful votes Chet was making at the time.  It was felt that Chet had his head, shall we say, rectally inserted and needed a crowbar to get it out. Thus the Golden Crowbar Award was invented.

So the question is now, should this be a weekly award? Monthly? Tough to say. 

The reason I bring it up is that Barry O had one of the best Golden Crowbar Award moments known  in political history this past week. When Iran figured out a way to trick our own spy drone to land completely intact, rather than have an airstrike ordered to destroy it (or even the threat of one), the Enlightened One thought his Muslim brothers would simply comply with his polite request to return the plane. Well, wasn’t that special!

“Uh, guys….umm, I know we were spying on you and all .. Umm. You know – that was a really cool trick you pulled on us there! By golly – you caught us with our pants down! Guys,umm.., I sure would appreciate it if you would just send that old thing back to us. Heck – I’ll pay the freight even!”

Of course, the laughter was so loud coming out of Iran that the sound waves were breaking windows all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

But it gets better!

Then Barry declares the War in Iraq to be officially over and that the US is pulling out. He issues his warning to Iran:

“Umm, guys…. We going home now. Umm…. We need you guys to be nice and keep out of Iraq…OK? Er.. I mean You had BETTER stay out of Iran. Yeah…., that’s it”

Word has it this time, a few of the Mullahs actually passed out from laughing so hard.

So this week/month/year/century’s winner of the Golden Crowbar Award is none other than Barack H Obama.

Better use it soon – it is apparent that the air is a bit thin in your heads current position.

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The Fidelity Standard

When Herman Cain suspended his campaign for the Republican Presidential Nomination, he fell to one of the oldest, unwritten standards of politics known to man. It claimed yet another careless victim. I am referring to The Fidelity Standard. He is not the first and certainly will not be the last.

It is a shame. I am not saying Cain was my guy, but he had some good ideas and a good business background of success that our nation would benefit from.

Not every politician has folded under The Fidelity Standard, most notably former President Bill Clinton. Everyone knows what happened with Clinton and then intern Monica Lewinsky and the fact Clinton lied and obstructed justice. Clinton proved to have too much teflon coating on his demeanor and overcame an Impeachment Proceeding by the House and was never convicted in the Senate. Clinton had fidelity issues before coming to the White House and kept his wandering ways via Lewinsky and God only knows who else, but evaded the crucible Cain just went through.

Here is a quick list of some notable political falls from grace from The Fidelity Standard:

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – Even though “nannygate” and his love child came after his gubernatorial stint, it pretty well cooked Arnold’s goose for any future Congressional bids. Pardon the pun, but his political career may have been terminated because of his infidelity.

Former US Senator, Democrat Vice Presidential Nominee, and Democrat Presidential Candidate John Edwards – Another politician with a “love child” on the side. In Edwards case, his was even more bizarre than most, as it appeared to have occurred during his bid for the 2008 Democratic Presidential Nomination. Oh, and the fact his now deceased wife Elizabeth was suffering from cancer at the time has to place him at the top of the Infidelity Cad List.

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey – This one had more than a weird twist when McGreevey, married to a very beautiful wife and father to a daughter between them, confessed to a relationship with a man during his tenure as governor. I found it disgusting that his now ex-wife, Dina Matos, had to be by his side when he told the world he was gay. In my opinion, that is one press conference she should have missed. Needless to say, McGreevey has been off the political radar since.

Former New York Attorney General and Governor Elliot Spitzer – I have to confess to this being a personal positive experience for me. Spitzer made a name for himslef bringing the question of how much insurance companies paid in commissions and bonuses and whether or not these payments impacted what clients paid in insurance.  I watched what Spitzer did to the insurance industry. He cost carriers and policyholders billions through his witch-hunt. Everyone of us pay more for policies today for added paperwork and disclosures as a results of the lawsuits Spitzer drug the industry through in legal bills. Did it lower your premiums? Not one penny. When he became Governor of New York in 2006, he was touted as the next potential Democratic Presidential Contender. Problem with Elliot was he had a double standard. He would throw you in the pokey for playing with prostitutes, but his little habit was OK as long as he could keep it quiet.  Elliot had expensive tastes in hookers because he was transferring large amounts of cash to pay for his fun. So much cash, in fact, that he was nailed for violating Federal Anti-Money Laundering laws! Like Mc Greevey from New Jersey, this scumbag had his wife by his side during his resignation. While he is out of politics, he has resurfaced in political television. Gag… 

Former US Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Gary Hart – Hart made news in 1987 during his announcement for candidacy for the 1988 Democratic Presidential Nomination . Hart had rumors floating around him of infidelity right after his announcement; literally.  Hart was already being investigated by two Miami Herald reporters for infidelity prior to his announcement. To make matters worse, Hart challenged the press corp to follow him and verify he was clean. Problem was Hart was anything but clean and stories of Rice being as Hart’s DC home surfaced days after his press corp challenge. Less than a month later, the now infamous pictures of Rice sitting on Hart’s lap aboard the Monkeybusiness (aptly named) made the front page of the National Enquirier and Hart was out of the race.

Here are the real questions – does the fidelity of a candidate really impact their ability to govern? If a candidate came right out and confessed of a prior affair going into a campaign, how would they be judged? Are public servants incapable of having private lives that mean they can and will have some gaffes from time to time?

Did Herman Cain leave the race for the right reason?

Whatever the answers may be, one thing is certain: if you plan on applying to campaign for any form of public office, you had best be sure your pants were on in all the right places.

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