Thursday, March 31, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

From Mother: Happiness in This Life |

From Mother: Happiness in This Life |

Mother and unborn baby die after hospital staff ignore husband's pleas | News

Mother and unborn baby die after hospital staff ignore husband's pleas | News

This whole tragedy would not have happened if;

1)She had not been induced. Induction puts more stress on the system, especially old c-section scars, than natural labor. This is the number one mistake.

2)The staff had simply listened to her and her hubby and treated them with human respect. All too often those in the maternity ward (and dare I say the rest of the hospital?) are treated like less than humans.

Girly-Girls

LAF/Beautiful Womanhood » Girly-Girls

Never thought of myself as a girly girl. But I wish I was. Always have. Soem are just born with those femminine mannerisms (One of my daughters was), and some are not (me and my other four girls).

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Crisis of Modern Male Immaturity

American Thinker: The Crisis of Modern Male Immaturity

Do You Realize That It's a Dog?

Shoved to Them: Do You Realize That It's a Dog? I understand lonely people having pets for company. For goodness sake, I have a cat, dog, four rabbits, 13 chickens, a dairy cow and a calf. And this is down from my high of three cats, one dog, fifteen rabbits, 16 chickens and a cow. But I understand that they are animals, NOT people. If I am going somewhere my dog would not be welcome, he stays home (and hunts quail and jack rabbits in our yard. He never catches them, but he has a great time). He's not my baby, though I call my self mom to him. That's because with eight children (and one on the way) it's simpler to just have one name per person. I am too distractable to remember to answer to more than that. Speaking of which...

The relief of being diagnosed with ADHD My little brother was labled when he was a child. Mom refused to use meds but did cut his sugar and used behaior modification. He's a high school teacher, worship leader, guitar teacher, single dad to three adopted boy today (my sil passed away two years ago.) He's blessed to have so much energy!

They never even considered testing me. I was the quiet little girl in the back of the room whispering the answers to the kid in front of me.

But as an adult I read the discription of the female manifstation of ADHD and was floored! You mean everyone doesn't forget everything if they don't write it down? People actually remember to go back into the kitchen and turn the oven off BEFORE the cake starts smoking? Really???

I just figured everyone was the way I am, except of course hubby who never forgets anything ("What do you mean 'how could I pick up low fat milk instead of whole?' They are right next to each other on the shelf. I am sure everyone does it all the time. Oh. You never have? Sigh.") I thought HE was the weird one.

I began to keep an organizer (I call it my memory chip. I especially like Blooms.) I set timers (and most of the time remember what for!) Other little things to keep my head going the right direction.

Anyway, these posts are from a new blog I found today really hit a note with me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Parental leave

Parental leave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I just looked over this chart to compare maternity leave in different countries. The US is the ONLY country in the world that has NO paid maternity leave. All the other countries provide from 1 month to a year.

Actually, we do to. We even provide up to six years. The catch is, if you take it we call it Welfare and call you "fat, lazy, leach, stupid..."

I don't actually believe in government handouts like this, but if you are going to force me to pay for bail outs and government indoctrination centers (public school), and all those other programs I don't believe in, I want to be paid for producing the workers that will support them in the future!

Overpopulation Links

World Population Implosion Is Real: Demographic Nightmare Noted

Between the year 2050 and 2070 the WORLD population will begin to decline.

The Global Baby Bust "All told, some 59 countries, comprising roughly 44 percent of the world's total population, are currently not producing enough children to avoid population decline, and the phenomenon continues to spread. By 2045, according to the latest UN projections, the world's fertility rate as a whole will have fallen below replacement levels."



As developing nations begin educating their people, especially their women, marriage and thus childbirth is delayed. Add in the fanatical hatred of babies by Planned Barrenhood and the UN and you can easily see the decline coming. We are in serious trouble people.


Declining population means a declining economy (fewer consumers to buy products). A rising population builds a growing economy.

In the last big economic boom in America, what was one of the biggest employers? The construction industry. But with a shrinking population that entire industry has ended. It will not recover.

I am not saying we shouldn't educate people. I AM saying we should quit lying about the affect of choosing stuff over babies. There is no reason a woman who marries at 24 (the average age in the US) couldn't have eight children or more (my first was born when I was 24, in fact). They just need to know that it is a good thing to do so and have sociatal support to do so.


If I believed in socialism and was made ruler, I would offer a 100% paid, three year maternity leave to EVERY mother, plus an income tax credit of $10,000, plus an annual educational voucher for each child of at least $5000 to be cashed at the school of the parent's choice or to be used for homeschool expenses.

Since I am not a socialist however, I would favor cutting all taxes. I don't know what else could be done, but something must be.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/03/where_have_all_the_children_go.html

The way to salvation

Marion Fernandez-Cueto: Hands to Heaven

Bellies are beautiful

The beauty of my body isn't measured by the size of the clothes it can fit into, but by the stories it tells. I have a belly and hips that say, 'we grew a child in here' and breasts that say, 'we nourished life.' - Sarah from I Am Beautiful: A Story of Women in Their Own Words as shared by "The Well_Rounded Mama"

"Well-Rounded Mama" calls for a Belly blog Carnival where all the large, prego women post belly shots.

I just might join them:-)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Quiverfull links

Differences between small and large families... - BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...

Amen!

“Do Large Families Burden the Older Children?” If we still lived in a time when we had no choice in the size of our family, no one would even ask this question.And it was this time that produced, well, all of history including all the great men and women that ever lived.

Wanna' be smarter? Have a baby.

The church and the family. If I don't write that book soon, Kelly will!


Reasons I Don’t Want to Have a Million Children

I have eight children. The comment quoted in this blog discribes a nightmarish big family as typical and then asks "Does this sound familiar ladies?" No. It doesn't. Oh we do use bunkbeds and can't afford fancy vacation, but, no. What she discribes is not the norm.

The Large Family Myths
Large Family Mothering: Mommy's toolbox--large family myth busters


What it is, and what it's not

Parenting a large family is not easy.
http://booksandbairns.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-it-is-and-what-its-not.html

Do you have your Catherter yet?
Love this article by Generation Cedar. It really puts our birth control mentality into perspective and can jsut as easily be applied to hospital births, public schools, government healthcare, and not serving God (all unnatural).

So You Prefer I Use Birth Control?
“Are you Crazy!?”
“Don’t you know what causes that?”
Or the one we received….
in church….
from a minister….
“Don’t you own a TV?”


One for You, One for Me: Shanghai's Two-Child Policy
And WE still don’t get it.

Its all about the money

Are we dying to have small families?


Children….Blessings but….


Scary article, but nothing I haven’t already seen happening in our society. He just puts it into words.




http://www.visionforumministries.org/issues/news_and_reports/the_return_of_the_child_catche.aspx

For a summary of my research into the Bible's view of children and homemakers:

http://johnssermons.blogspot.com/2008/05/mothers-job.html

This is the sermon I gave last Mother's day.

The benefits of pregnancy (besides getting a baby of course:)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/main.jhtml?xml=/health/2005/02/15/hpreg15.xmlhtml


Wanna' be smarter? Have a baby.


The church and the family. If I don't write that book soon, Kelly will!

The Case for Kids
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/august/15.26.html

Life comes from God and that's the reason we did not stop life...
http://www.baylyblog.com/2008/07/life-comes-from.html

Fear of fertility
http://ccostello.blogspot.com/2008/07/fear-of-fertility.html

Sex links

Waiting for sex makes marriages stronger

Book research shared by Mark Driscoll; "Book research today - married people have more sex. In past month 7.1% of widowed, 51.9% of separated, 58.4% of never married, 70.4% of divorced, & 87.6% of married people had sex.

"Research today for the book says in the past month among married couples 87.2% Protestants, 89.6% Catholics, & 60% of Jews had sex

Sexualizing our Kids, No Thank You Hollywood? Great article except they leave out the most important option to control your child's sexual exposure; Remove all TV, especially broadcast TV from the home. It's a time-waster in the first place and in the second we adults don't need to be watching it any mroe than the kids do. My family watches only videos (some through livestream Netflex) and football. That is more than enough for any child or adult. And you know what? TV really isn't one of the essintial nutrients. We really won't die without it. In fact, since we would be forced to, gasp!, talk to each other, we would be far better off.

The men who believe porn is wrong- A good article discribing the results of porn use.

Sex- the uncommon gift

The results fo the sexual revolution. The end of courtship.

Detox from porn.

a tranquil heart: A more serious topic...

You know, God has very good reasons for all His rules. We may not understand them yet, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

Jesus said, “If you even look at a woman and get aroused you have already committed adultery.” (paraphrase)

Adultery received the death penalty in the Old Testament.

Indeed, lusting after someone deserves hell by God’s account.


Here is an article that discusses the modern result of our porn addicted society (goodness sakes, you can’t drive down the road without seeing naked women everywhere!)
http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/trends/n_9437/

“Abstinence isn't the answer (to abortion)- and neither is birth control”
http://thejoyfulmother.blogspot.com/2008/08/abstinence-isnt-answer-and-neither-is.html


The Big O
 

Us vs. them unions

EDITORIAL: Us vs. them unions - Washington Times

The question is, who is guarding the hen house?

When a private union goes to the bargaining table, the businesses are on the other side. These opposing factions keep prices as low as possible while keeping quality (through skilled labor) high. The consumer wins in the long run.

When a public union goes to the table, who sits on the other side? Technically it is supposed to be the taxpayer, but of course there are no actual taxpayers there; their representatives, politicians, are the ones there.

How do they get the job? By being elected.

How do you get elected? You spend the most money to get the most advertisements to get the most votes.

Where does that money come from? If you are a Democrat, most of it comes from the public unions (8 billion from the teacher's union in the last decade alone).

That is where the problem is; the ones who benefit the most from making the unions happy are the ones who are supposed to be their opponents at the bargaining table.

Today, 40-50% of every state's budget goes to the schools. Other unions take even more. Retirement funds alone are well on their way to bankrupting most states.

There must be some sort of control to keep the public unions from "benefiting" us taxpayers into the poorhouse. If you can think of a better idea than limiting public union's collective bargaining, I am sure the governors of every state would like to hear it.

For my files:-) why men are childish.

The Upper Hand

To Love, Honor and Vacuum: The Upper Hand

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Flipside of Feminisim

New book coming out. Sounds good.

hombirth links

The lies to promote OBs in birth. The numbers just don't support their rhetoric.

Midwives in Ireland Yet another study showing that the midwife model of care is at least as safe as the traditional doctor model. The outcomes were the same for mommy and baby in both groups, but the midwife-cared women were happier with their experience.

Now I whole heartedly believe saftey and health are the most important consideration, but if that is equal in both types of care, than mommy's happiness and comfort should be the deciding factor. Midwives win here.

Dispatch: Birth WarsWho’s really winning the homebirth debate?

I highly recommend this video! I have watched it myself. Decisions should be informed. You do have choices.
http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/
Also available through Netflex.


Homebirth Safety - What Really Keeps the Baby Safe?
http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/homesafe.html

http://www.gentlebirth.org/ronnie/homesafe.html



Why Choose a Homebirth?
http://www.homebirth-only.com/WhyChooseAHomebirth.htm


The Home birth reference site
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/


Is Homebirth for You?
http://falcao.best.vwh.net/format/myths.html


Two of my home births

http://homeschoolwwh.com/family/jackbirth.html

http://homeschoolwwh.com/family/jane.html


A most see- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6UU6m3cqk&feature=related

Too close to the truth- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arCITMfxvEc

Like heaven into my hands- http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~tm322203/Midwife/

http://homeschoolwwh.com/family/homebirth.html

You need another woman in the room.- http://www.acegraphics.com.au/articles/painlabour.html

Homebirth safety- http://www.gentlebirth.org/ronnie/homesafe.html

80 reasons to choose homebirth- http://www.homebirth-only.com/WhyChooseAHomebirth.htm

Is homebirth for you?- http://falcao.best.vwh.net/format/myths.html

Health-care links

Do you give your child tap water?Urgent: New Hampshire Legislators Consider Infant Warning

Doctors in training taught to physically violate unconscious patients (explicit)
I wish he was making this up too, but this isn't the first time I have read about this issue.

Most women skip mammograms, even when insurance will pay for them

There is no such thing as free healthcare (or public school, Government grants, bailouts, etc. for that matter) SOMEONE pays. Should it be the person using the service or their neighbor down the street?

Yesterday (8-31-10) I had the privilage of talking to an 89 year old doctor. He had much wisdom to impart and I had a good time. He is very disgusted with the medical profession right now. His observation is that they do what they do not to help people, but to make money. Sadly, I have seen that in following the logic of many types of treatment, too. Especially in birth.

Having surgury? Get out your marker!

Adult stem-cells have had way more success than embryonic stem cells. In fact there are a number of treatments on the market now for adult stem cells. None for embryonic. Now this researcher has found a way to make normal adult cells into stem cells. Coming to a hospital near you; Need a heart? lets take a blood test and grow you one! (OK, it may be a life time away, but still...)

Should we put students on calorie restricted diets? Absolutely...If those students are studying to be health care professionals.

This article written last August that sums up my view on healthcare pretty well.

Response to ACOG Homebirth Survey
ACOG is the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In other words, midwives’ biggest competitors.

Are we dying to have small families?

The Cycle of Democracy
A logical solution to the healthcare crisis I have supported for a long time. Also a warning of the path we are heading down.


The current healthcare reform is unconstitutional and illegal!
Mike Farris is a constitutional Lawyer.

The real solution to the health care problem. History supports his view.

The free market cure to health care.

Free market economics and health care
"One of the primary ways these educative platforms are spread is by recruiting and retaining faculty members who reflect and teach them. For example, citing from the polling firm of Luntz Research, Dr. Black notes that the 57 percent of faculty members represented in our most esteemed universities are Democrats (only 3 percent Republican) and 64 percent identify themselves as liberal (only 6 percent conservative). Moreover, 71 percent of them disagree that "news coverage of political and social issues reflects a liberal bias in the news media." And the No. 1 answer they gave to the question, "Who has been the best president in the past 40 years?" was Bill Clinton (only 4 percent said Ronald Reagan).


This is why it is no surprise that the two largest teachers unions, the NEA and AFT, are the largest campaign contributors in the nation (giving more than the Teamsters, NRA or any other organization), and that 90 percent of their contributions fund Democratic candidates. In doing so, do we think such funding is going to balance traditional and conservative values in public schools?"

Read more

All Parents....

...grandparents and taxpayers need to read this.

The Public School Nightmare by John Taylor Gatto

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Health links

Nearly all drug trials scientifically invalid due to influence of the mind; Big Pharma science dissolves into wishful thinking

The cancer industry's lies
Big Pharm and the Media are lieing about Alternative therapies...Again

Domestic Felicity: Natural foods, taste buds and health
I have read the same book and was much impressed.

Poisoned by the Pill: Truths about Chemical Contraception Catholic Exchange

Especially read the quote from Bill Gates at the end of the article. Scary!
Seasonal flu vaccine fairy tale rapidly collapsing as the truth comes out

FDA outlawing injectable vitamin C to further destroy health of Americans

Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician 

Breastfeeding Significantly Lowers Breast Cancer Risk
Stand and Deliver: More on tongue-tie (updated)
New Study Finds Babies Cry in the Womb – "Even the Bottom Lip Quivers" - informationliberation
Walking beats cancer all by itself (even without pink ribbon fundraisers)

H1N1 vaccine linked to 700 percent increase in miscarriages
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030657_vaccines_miscarriages.html#ixzz17fBhfxnl



Unborn babies may “be planning their future”What now for the abortion lobby?
Cancer- An Ongoing Travesty!
7 Foods So Unsafe Even Farmers Won't Eat Them | Nutritional Nuggets
Death by Modern Medicine
New animation reveals the truth about statin drugs and their dangerous side effects
Cancer is a man-made disease, research concludes
I Will Not Be Silenced "Be afraid. Be very afraid." I am Doctor, I am.
Big Pharma to begin microchipping drugs
Q&A - Natural remedies for asthma in children




Vaccination rates fall among better educated families even while CDC keeps pushing vaccine quackery
Placebo fraud rocks the very foundation of modern medical science; thousands of clinical trials invalidated

Why isn't it called Breast Cancer Prevention Month? (the only things I would add to this article are:
  1. The amount of radiation in a mammogram is about the same as that you get from sitting in front of your computer for a couple of hours, so that's not so much of an issue.
  2. They should add to the "prevent cancer" advise
    1. Don't EVER use any chemical method of birth control (Pill, Depo, etc)
    2. Don't EVER have an abortion!!!!
    3. Do have as many babies as possible (each one lowers your cancer risk)
    4. Do Breastfeed for as long as possible (each accumalated year of nursing significantly reduces your risk, also.)
    5. Quit eating sugar. That's what they feed cancer in the lab to keep it alive to study it.

"Most conventional doctors are nutritionally illiterate. So are most parents. And if we wish to change the health future of America, this situation obviously needs to change. Nutrition should be the foundation of med school training, not an afterthought."


"Labling Geneticly Modified Salmon as Geneticly Modified Salmon will confuse consumers" No. More like "If we lable the stuff as GMS no one will buy it."


Does a virus cause obesity? Or do we really have to take responsibility for our own healthy?
Regulators using egg recall to push support for tyrannical 'food safety' bill S.510
FDA censorship of nutritional science threatens health of all Americans- I have heard this information on how the FDA functions from other sources. It's true people.
Organic is better, healthier

Sick? Know your rights! Research! Get a second opinion! Pregnant? Just do as your told and don't think too much.

Most women in America are scared of this disease. Here is an important site on the issue. All women Please Read!

Science in the Profit Interest : Herb News
Too Many Women Dying in U.S. While Having Babies

I thought a woman was supposed to have the right to control her own body. Guess I was wrong.

Futuristic childbirth

Is the Swine flu good for you? In a way, yes. It may be God’s way of providing immunity for a future, worse flu.http://drjaygordon.com/development/news/h1n1update.asp

The answer to weight Loss? Could very well be!

This is a good article discussing the problems with modern American birth. He notes the advances made in the last fifty years (i.e. women are no longer routinely unconscious at their births) but fails to point out that all of these “advances” are really returns to some degree of naturalness.
http://www.utne.com/cgi-bin/udt/im.display.printable?client.id=utne&story.id=12462


13 secrets the food industry doesn’t want you to know
http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100238557&page=1

Government links

American Thinker: Pensioner's Dilemma
Imagine if you had actually been paid the entire amount you had earned your entire working life instead of the government forcing us to contribute to their ideas of retierment, healthcare, etc. If you had control, you could invest in a retierment that suits your needs and desires. You could invest in healthcare that suits your families needs. Instead, the government makes all these decisions for you. this is, of course, the same government that came up with such ideas as cash-for-clunkers.

When we all talk about issues such as public schools, child protective service, school lunches, etc, we assume that the parents won't take care of their own kids and so the state must.

This belief is due to intentional brain washing on the part of the government (through the schools) and the media, all of whom are socialists (the belief that the government owns everything and everybody.)

http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/2d.htm (Pay special attention to paragraph five)
http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/2f.htm (last two paragraphs)
(I would encourage everyone to read the whole book. The author was a veteran of the New York school system for thirty years, teacher of the year twice. He is now an international speaker and author.)

The gist is that we are intentionally crowded into small rooms and not "policed" efficiently enough to keep bullies in check. In fact those who deal with animals will tell you that the very stress of crowding and unnatural environments CREATES bullies. This in turn teaches us as children that everyone but us is cruel and stupid. Thus it isn't difficult at all for us to believe that everyone else will starve and beat their children if we don't let the government have all the power it wants.

The truth is that parents have a natural love for their children and will feed and educate them to the child's best interest without coercion from Uncle Sam. But giving the government the power to "help" the fictional child gives them the power to control us.

Before You Lose Your Parental Rights
Self-Inflicted Poverty by Walter E. Williams on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent
"We need to persuade our fellow man around the globe that liberty is a necessary ingredient for prosperity." Fellow man around the globe nothing. I'ld be happy to convince our own leaders!

Note to my Representative:
If I had wanted you to compromise,
If I had wnated you to "get along" with the Democrates,
If I had wanted everyone to "accomplish" things,

I would have voted for a Democrate!!!
If you are a Republican Representative, FIGHT! We don't need two parties if they both act the same.
'Obamacare can be killed without single Democrat vote'

American Thinker: What's Missing from Healthcare in Rwanda?
I haven't reearched to see how much of thi is true but it does fit my obervations.

There is a mistaken idea that America is great becasue she is a democracy. This is absolutly not true. America is great becasue she was founded on the rule of law. No one was exempted from following the Constitution. That is why the birther issue is important. "As a nation, we should never again live in doubt as to whether the occupant of the White House is legitimate or not." 

Clinton either doesn't understand economics or wants to keep drug lords rich. If MJ was legalized, far from being an aditional profit in the criminal's pocket, it would allow people to grow their own legally thus removing the drug lord's entire income. And really, why is MJ illegal anyway? It is no more adictive than alcohol or cigaretts and less of a gateway-drug according to studies. Though it does have some bad sideaffects, they are no worse (and in many cases are less) than preiscription high powered pain killers, do the same job or pain relief, but costs pennies to grow in your own bathroom. I suspect it is still illegal more to protect Big Pharm and the drug lords are just a politically correct excuse. (By the way, I have no interest in taking MJ myself, but then, I don't suffer from chronic pain. I know some people who are being driven into bankruptcy by their pain killers and would certainly do no worse on MJ and could still afford food.)

And did you know that the second most common illegally traded product in the US is raw milk? Oh the evil farmer.

American Thinker: The Backs of Our Most Vulnerable Citizens
Government Isn't the Parent
Ben Stein exercises his First Amendment rights... - BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...
Thank Capitalism on Thanksgiving Day FreedomWorks
Did Prohibition Fail? Thought Provoking.
Dems Love Facts and Science--Except When They Don't
Repeal the 26th Amendment! - Ann Coulter - Townhall Conservative
Political Judges
The Curse of the Law…and Building Codes!
Old lies are still lies
Minorities are often hurt by illegal immagrants.
FDA censorship of nutritional science threatens health of all Americans- I have heard this information on how the FDA functions from other sources. It's true people.

Standards and Tyranny
Obama is not a Muslim -- not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Or is there?
The United States is technically bankrupt.




Common Sense Vs. Bureaucracy
  Liberalism's Sin
 
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. ... You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down ... you cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. Abraham Lincoln(?)
 
The Case For Capitalism
25 Lessons America should have (but didn't) learn from NAZI Germany.

Breathing Grace has hit the nail on the head...again. Immagratiion isn't about race; it's about law and order.
Mexico: Do What We Want, Not What We Do « Breathing Grace



written last August that sums up my view on healthcare pretty well. http://www.voddiebaucham.org/vbm/Blog/Entries/2010/3/23_The_Yellow_Prison_Bus_and_the_Future_of_American_Healthcare_(Reprint).html

As I expected, on a quiz that acknowledges more than two choices, Ifall squarely in the Libertarian camp (with a slight tweak to the conservative side due to the military).
Nolan Chart Survey

Politicians who are pushing for a government-controlled medical care system say that it will “keep insurance companies honest.” The very idea of politicians keeping other people honest ought to tell us what a farce this is. But if we keep buying it, they will keep selling it. - Thomas Sowell

In my studies I have frequently run across quotes from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Today I ran across The book free, online!

This man was remarkably acurate in what he predicted would happen in America. a bit scary, actually.

An article musing on the truth of socialism and its results.

Ok, if you wanted to invent a system that encouraged people to meet other people's needs, what do you invent?



A funny video from Generation Cedar with a guaranteed solution to debt. This applies to the nation as well.
Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford

A letter outlining our desires as voters. Pass it onhttp://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/26742/

Hmmm, notice how many of the arguments in this article about the beginnings of public school sound the same as the ones for universal health care? Since we have gone from 99% literacy to 85% (and that number is fudged to be that high) literacy since the institution of public school, what do you think will happen if we do the same thing to health care?
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/egwest/test/egwest/pdf/pdfs/economics%20of%20compulsion.pdf


Who really pays taxes?

The Threat from International Treaty Law“The vital child-parent relationship is deeply valued in millions of homes across the nation. Yet most American families have no idea of the extent to which this precious relationship is now jeopardized by the threat of international treaty law.”

The Audacity of Unawareness
http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2009/05/audacity-of-unawareness.html
Liberals are asking conservative lawmakers to stop listening to Rush Limbaugh. But in his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains it's really not about the popular talk-show host — it's about ideas. http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=60545677662&h=iszdv&u=TqFj9&ref=nf

Are you an extremist?
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=498086

5 Reasons Why Christians Should Not Obtain a State Marriage License
I don’t agree with everything here, but it IS thought provoking.
http://www.mercyseat.net/BROCHURES/marriagelicense.htm

We are not a democracy. We never have been. A democracy is rule by majority. They always end in chaos and persecution of minorities.

We are a Republic. A republic is “rule of law.” Everyone, from the president to the bum in the gutter, must obey the laws of the land. The laws are written by duly elected officials, but with a system of checks and balances to keep the majority from persecuting the minority.

Here is an excellent explanation of the different kinds of government.
http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/

The “Woman Problem.” Face it women, we are to blame for a big part of the mess we are in.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/women_want_safety.html

Is a good national healthcare plan possible? (Be patient. He gets there after talking about the Middle East)
http://www.worldviewtube.com/video.php/4348/Brannon_Howse


Which party is responsible for Obama? It’s not the Democrats.
Obama and the Lessons of History
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/obama_and_the_lessons_of_histo.html

Defect Analysis and Liberalism
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/defect_analysis_and_liberalism.html

A very real danger to us all.
http://www.worldviewtimes.com/article.php/articleid-4347

Is Religion Necessary?
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/is_religion_necessary.html

View this and then tell me schools are neutral.

The Sad Road to Socialism- timely since we just elected the most socialist president in the history of this country.
http://www.worldviewtimes.com/article.php/articleid-3755



Government healthcare means cruelty, oppression, and murder...

http://www.renewamerica.com/analysis/swirsky/110312 The itch that's destroying America

Big Oil

Question all; is it wrong for the big oil companies to make a profit and if it is not, how much? I am not defending them by any means. I think they are all greedy, money grabbers. But, really, should they be allowed to make a profit? Those calling for government controls will have to deal with this question. A percentage profit will be set. (One of my sources says they are only making 4% right now) And, by golly, they will get that profit from then on, either by the price at the pump or through tax subsidies. They won’t have any incentive to make things cheaper and more efficient either.

Here is what I have come to believe is really going on; Clinton and cronies made it impossible for domestic suppliers to pump enough to keep up with our demand. (They did this in other industries too, such as the lumber industry) Economics being what they are these days, the oil industry is global and subject to global forces. China and India are experiencing massive economic booms, drastically increasing their demands for oil. Simple laws of supply and demand say that when you have big demand and small supply, prices will be high. What are the oil companies to do? Buy oil at $130 per barrel and sell it to us at $60? We won’t HAVE oil companies in this country long if we demand that. Or more likely, we would pay massive tax increases to bail them out.

The first thing we need to do is let the oil companies start drilling and building new refineries. This will increase supply and naturally lower prices (the Dems are asking the Saudis to do just this so don’t be fooled when you hear them say this won’t help any. It will and they know it will. They just want an excuse to socialize the oil industry in this country.)

The second thing we need to do is build more nuke plants. Nukes are a lot safer than is commonly believed. And they will give us cheaper electricity. This is key as many “alternate vehicles” use electricity.

Third, we need to remove as many barriers as possible to the development of other alternate fuels.

What will end this oil problem once and for all (and maybe end the creeping muslim conquest) is to end the world wide oil monopoly on power. When you build a house you should have the choice between no power (yes that SHOULD be a choice!), electricity from the grid, electricity from your own generation (gas, diesel, hydrogen, salt water, solar, etc.), propane, or who knows what else. You should have the same options when buying a car. When we achieve this, we will see world wide fuel prices plummet. You thought the break up of Ma Bell was big!

Imagine having solar generators that come standard on your house efficient enough to supply your house AND your electric cars. You just come home and plug your car in. the only maintenance should be to wash the generators once in a while and change the batteries occasionally. In this scenario, the oil companies will have to give cars away to get you to want to buy their product. OPEC will go broke and not be a world power anymore.

Anyway, just some thoughts going through my head. As I said, I don’t defend big oil. But if we are going to beat them up, let’s at least do it for the evil they have actually done; not things they don’t have control over.

Honey, can we move to Maine?

“Food Sovereignty” law passed in small Maine town to allow sale of locally produced food without interference of regulators | Health Impact News

Elisabeth Elliot on judgmentalism

Mommy Life: Elisabeth Elliot on judgmentalism

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

God Links

Is God Selfish and Vindictive?

Gay Links

Divorced From Reality


Is gay good or is all bullying bad?

The Tornado, the Lutherans, and Homosexuality
Question; If the insurance company can call it an act of God, why can’t we? They went ahead and ok-ed sodomy. Scary.

Five Logical Errors of Born Gay Ideology


The Myth of the Gay Gene- Yes, it is a myth. There is NO SUCH THING.
http://www.ignatius.com/magazines/hprweb/austriaco_gay_gene.htm

Gay gene- newest findings
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=528376

A Reasonable Argument for God's Existence

Rabbi Adam Jacobs: A Reasonable Argument for God's Existence

Monday, March 07, 2011

"Listen, you idiots—learn good sense!"

Though my preferred Bible is the King James, I like to read other translations sometimes for a different perspective. This year I am doing part of my reading in the Message Bible. Part of today's reading:

Proverbs 8
1-11 "Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear Madame Insight raising her voice?
She's taken her stand at First and Main,
at the busiest intersection.
Right in the city square
where the traffic is thickest, she shouts,
"You—I'm talking to all of you,
everyone out here on the streets!
Listen, you idiots—learn good sense!
You blockheads—shape up!
Don't miss a word of this—I'm telling you how to live well,
I'm telling you how to live at your best.
My mouth chews and savors and relishes truth—
I can't stand the taste of evil!
You'll only hear true and right words from my mouth;
not one syllable will be twisted or skewed.
You'll recognize this as true—you with open minds;
truth-ready minds will see it at once.
Prefer my life-disciplines over chasing after money,
and God-knowledge over a lucrative career.
For Wisdom is better than all the trappings of wealth;
nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her."

I love it, lol.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Feminism links

Feminism Has Become a Hot Topic

Man Whisperer vs. True Woman 

Are men victims of obnoxious feminism?  Be sure to read the comments to get the full story on a couple of the issues.

The Truth About Women That Feminists Don’t Want You to Know

Playing footsie with our adversaries.

Young vs. Old Complementarians¹
The authority of scritpture and sex.

Here is a link to Breathing Grace's seris on biblical womanhood.Very interesting.

Is Working Compatible With Biblical Womanhood?

Has the sexual revolution brought good or bad to women? How about men?
Here is one discussion of the issue. (Warning: sexually explicity dialog is in this post. It is necessary to the discussion.)

Why it makes sense to me to be obedient to my husband.Very logical.

Unbelievable Feminista Hogwash About Quality Husbands
Basically, a “quality” husband is one who makes a good help-meet to his wife.

More Femininist Hypocrisy
Here are some feminist-produced double standards in our culture to think about:“How come people are extremely skeptical that a mother can teach her five children at home all at once, yet they put all faith in one teacher being able to simultaneously control and educate 30 unrelated and diverse children in the public school system?....”

Caution: Blood-Boiling, Feminist TRUTH Ahead
I am not against feminists: only feminism.

Feminism summary: You’ve come a long way (watch all the videos)

Conservative feminism

Seems women are getting more UNhappy since feminism took over.

and

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/opinion/26douthat.html?_r=4&em


Feminist pioneer’s rethink: ‘a woman’s place is in the home’
Erin Pizzey claims freedom of choice doesn’t work. She gives a better plan for intelligent, hard working women. (I must say, homemakers are all saying “Duhhhh” right about now.)

Stanley Ann Dunham and the Left's Exploitation of Women

Attention men! Good site!
A Generation of Men Raised by Women The Art of Manliness

Stop Denying the Truth About Feminism and Its Harmful Effects

Domestic Felicity: Feminism Q&A

No Dancing, Please 

Grieving June Cleaver

Exactly. Monday Musings:The Anti-Feminist, Politically Incorrect Edition Why in the world did women ever buy the nonesense that wage-slaving is better than homemaking? I am for equality for men too.

Being a Mom and Wife is Enough: A Word for the Burned Out Superwoman
This is right on

Denying Gender Differences

What women are to not be

Single motherhood by choice- another very wise piece by Anna

 The Envious Feminists

Do Working Women Blaspheme God's Name?
 
You'll never watch the news the same way again.



Go to http://www.manwomanmyth.com/video/feminism/feminism-in-a-nutshell/ and watch the video series.

UN Committee Attacks Motherhood, Demands New “Rights” for Women

Are women really empowered when they delay marriage and childbearing? Or are they being duped into living a lifestyle for good without a good man and babies?

Old fashioned Housewives or new fangled "Home Managers?" Either way, it just makes sense. "'The best person to look after my children is me" You just can't argue with it.

Single Parenthood By Choice

Anna also discusses the spoiled brats that call themselves feminists.

The True Power of a Woman

They Want to Destroy Marriage and the Family

“On equal pay for equal work”
“Men who have traditional views on the roles of men and women make significantly more money than men who hold an egalitarian view of the roles of men and women.”

An article about the great American lie: "You can have it all."
How did we get here in the first place? How did we get to a place where mommies don’t want to be mommies, home is evil, men are all jerks and children are burdens?
Society vs. The Biological Clock (aka "God's Design")

FIC links

Family links

Important

They Want to Destroy Marriage and the Family
http://generationcedar.blogspot.com/2008/12/they-want-to-destroy-marriage-and.html

Enviromentalist links

15 Quotes From Conservatives On The Global Warming Hoax

Carnegie Institution Study: Genocide Reduces Global Warming
This is the only logical solution to the "environmental problem." Too bad the whole thing is a bad hoax. The environment is not in danger and never was.

But these elites who think they know better than everyone else will, in the future, impose baby restrictions much like China has, execute the handicapped and elderly, and generally kill as many people as they can.

Oh, and these are the ones who just took over our "health care."

Scary.


If you care about the environment, read this.
Global Warming Alarmism Melts Down with Phil Jones's Admissions,

Humans are religious creatures. I have often said that there is no such thing as a person without a religion. Dr Mohler has a good article on this subject and the religion of environmentalism. I would add, though, that we are obviously on our way to pantheism (the worship of all of nature).

Atheist claim that societies go from pantheism to polytheism to monotheism to atheism. History tells us this isn't true. societies go from monotheism to atheism to poly/pantheism. America has passed the atheism stage and is well one the way to the end.

What I find saddest is how many people think they are Christians but really believe the modern form of this paganism.



Have you ever noticed that those who are the angriest about my having children because of what it does to the environment are those who are livingthe highest standard of living? I just might give an enviro-theist the time of day if they were living totaly without electricity, gas, plastic, etc. When they can live that way, we'll discuss babies.

The fact is that all this "limit babies" talk is about letting them live high on the hog.
Good article

Go Green…
In the womb!
I don’t’ generally follow all the environmentalist advice. Frankly, most of the environmentalism is based on the assumptions of an atheistic or pagan worldview, not a worldview of the earth being created by a loving, all knowing God for the USE of human beings. It is worshiping the creation instead of the Creator.

This article (http://www.generationcedar.com/main/2009/05/going-green-with-everything-except-the-womb.html) pointed out the glaring in consistencies of the whole “green” movement.

They are telling us to be natural in every aspect except our reproduction. They are telling us to have dangerous surgeries (with side affects), and to use unnatural chemicals to break our reproductive systems. Those chemicals are wrecking havoc on or water systems! Yes, the birth control chemicals women are peeing into the water supplies are causing environmental damage! And who knows what it is doing to our men! Has anyone else noticed a tendency for males to look more and more like females?

Not to worry about our “footprint” in big families. Most of us can’t afford to be anything but “green.” We can’t afford disposables, eating out, processed foods and other things labeled as “bad for the earth.” So really, it is better to leave our reproductive systems alone and let them function like God intended.


In the country on the planet with the cleanest water, cars, and factories, why is environmentalism gaining such ground? I have even heard of churches that no longer preach sin, but environmentalism. Truth: “environmentalism” in America is just another name for socialism and paganism

To Love, Honor and Vacuum: History Without All Those Nasty Bits

To Love, Honor and Vacuum: History Without All Those Nasty Bits

Very good!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Author's Note

How to Replace ObamaCare

Eagle Forum Blog: How to Replace ObamaCare

I sort of agree and sort of don't.

I don't support obamacare in any way, shape or form. I fail to see how putting everyone on Medicaid would be an improvement. And that is what will eventually come from obamacare. Why? This legislation requires everyone to buy insurance or pay a fine that is LESS than the cost of a years worth of insurance. Since no insurance will be allowed to deny you coverage should you actually get sick, most will choose to pay the fine. All the insurance companies will go broke since they will only have sick people paying in. The result will eventually be a single-payer system (which is the whole goal in the first place). Medicaid is exactly how that will look only more over crowded. Why anyone would think differently, I have no idea. If you look closely at the care in other countries, that is exactly what they have. With our gov's history, why would it be any different?

Now, does this mean I think our current medical system is great? Well, it's better than anyone else has, but it very badly broken.

What we should do to fix it:
1) Remove all government requirements and regulations on insurance companies (except of course punishing any company that doesn't keep their end of their contracts. (Thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not lie.)

2) End all Government involvement in health care (Medicare and Medicaid). Look at history. EVERY time ANY government gets involved in ANY industry the prices skyrocket and the quality plummets. Removing gove involvement will open the door for innovation and price cuts.

3) Institute a healthcare voucher system. Send every citizen and LEGAL immigrant a check for, say, $5000.00 that can be deposited into a healthcare savings account (Why would the elderly need poor quality Medicare when they hav ethe money to buy the same high quality care everyone else gets?). The only regulation would be that the receiver of the check must buy some sort of hospitalization coverage. They would be free to shop around to find the policy that would best meet their needs (hubby and I would look for maternity coverage, my elderly parents wouldn't, for example). Any more comprehensive coverage would be up to each individual. For hubby and I the money left in the account would be more than enough to cover our annual medical bills. We wouldn't seek any better coverage than hospital. My parents on the other hand, would probably look for something that would pay a wider range of bills. We would both shop around for the best deal with the most reliable companies.

4) Let the individuals contribute additional money to their accounts and cash out the leftovers at the end of the year. This would encourage price comparisons and trigger price wars among care providers. This is how capitalism works when unshackled by the government.

5) The legislation would include a reduction of 5% per year in the amount of the voucher until it no longer exists (An exception could be made for those born before 1965. Everyone else would have time to save some money up for their future.)

This plan would divorce health coverage from employment (a stupid idea in the first place.) It would drive prices down while forcing quality and innovation up. Most importantly, it would give each individual the freedom to buy what coverage they need, not some generic, cookie-cutter plan that doesn't fit them.

I really think this would be the best plan.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Homeschool Links

But How Do You Socialize Your Children? (Homeschooling)

But How Do You Socialize Your Children? (Homeschooling)

The Familyman ministries, home of The Official Book of Homeschool Cartoons.

Cool Site. Type in a name, it gives you the definition and number of people in America who have that name.  Type in a food, it tells you how many calories and how much protein. Go try it out.


Why Homeschool - The Laws http://news.myspace.com/education/homeschooling/item/10498412

This is the link to Mallard Fillmore. I enjoy popping into this comic strip and getting a refreshing dose of conservative humor (the author is pro homeschool, among other things). I wish our local paper would carry this strip:-(
http://jewishworldreview.com/strips/mallard/2000/mallardarchives.asp

Is homeschooling enough to get our children saved? How about killing the TV? What about all those other things parents are trying to keep their children serving God? This article is one man's observation on what mistakes he has seen parents, especially conservative homeschoolers, make that have led to them losing their children. Very thought provoking.
http://familyministries.com/HS_Crisis.htm

Paper tiger issue, but still the most common question asked of homeschoolers.http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/144135.aspx

Cool site! Satellite pictures of the entire planet! We can see my dad's pickup in the church driveway! I let the dc use this for their half hour per week computer school. I figure it is great geography study.
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=42.032975~-101.425781&style=h&lvl=4&scene=1915478&vendor=google&pkw=ContentNetwork617517271

Home education: the strength of our weakest argument.


Today’s headlines
Just hover on a dot on the map and it shows you the front page for that city’s paper today. Cool!

Putting Pedagogy To The Question

Putting Pedagogy To The Question

Federal Spending by the Numbers 2010 | The Heritage Foundation

Federal Spending by the Numbers 2010 | The Heritage Foundation

Interesting charts worth looking over even if you disagree with the commentary.

An exerpt:

Nowhere to Cut?
Immediately before the current recession, Washington spent $24,800 per household. Simply returning to that level (adjusted for inflation) would likely balance the budget by 2019 without any tax hikes.

The federal government made at least $98 billion in improper payments in 2009.

Washington spends $92 billion on corporate welfare (excluding TARP) versus $71 billion on homeland security.

Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties.

Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them—costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually—fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve.

The Congressional Budget Office published a “Budget Options” series identifying more than $100 billion in potential spending cuts.

Because of overstaffing, the U.S. Postal Service selects 1,125 employees per day to sit in empty rooms. They are not allowed to work, read, play cards, watch television, or do anything. This costs $50 million annually.

Washington will spend $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job.

Stimulus dollars have been spent on mascot costumes, electric golf carts, and a university study examining how much alcohol college freshmen women require before agreeing to casual sex.

Examples from multiple Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports of wasteful duplication include 342 economic development programs; 130 programs serving the disabled; 130 programs serving at-risk youth; 90 early childhood development programs; 75 programs funding international education, cultural, and training exchange activities; and 72 safe water programs.

A GAO audit classified nearly half of all purchases on government credit cards as improper, fraudulent, or embezzled. Examples include gambling, mortgage payments, liquor, lingerie, iPods, Xboxes, jewelry, Internet dating services, and Hawaiian vacations. In one extraordinary example, the Postal Service spent $13,500 on one dinner at a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, including “over 200 appetizers and over $3,000 of alcohol, including more than 40 bottles of wine costing more than $50 each and brand-name liquor such as Courvoisier, Belvedere and Johnny Walker Gold.” The 81 guests consumed an average of $167 worth of food and drink apiece.

Improper or fraudulent Medicare spending now totals $47 billion annually—12.4 percent of its budget.

New York distributed $140 million in stimulus money into the individual accounts of families on welfare, yet neglected to mention it was intended for school supplies. Local ATMs were depleted, and much of the money was reportedly spent on “flat screen TV’s, iPods and video gaming systems” as well as “cigarettes and beer.”

Washington will spend $615,175 on an archive honoring the Grateful Dead.

Federal employees owe more than $3 billion in income taxes they failed to pay in 2008.

Each month, taxpayers provide $40,000 worth of office space, cell phones, staff, and an SUV for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who currently works as a lobbyist for private corporations and foreign governments.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her staff have charged taxpayers $101,000 for “in-flight services”—including food and liquor—during trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. Charges reportedly include “Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy,
Bailey’s Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, and Corona beer.”

The Legal Services Corporation, which is supposed to provide legal services to the poor, has repeatedly ignored warnings to stop spending its money on alcohol. It also funds limousines, first-class airfare, and “death by Chocolate” pastries for its executives.

The Department of Energy spent nine years and $153 million on an obsolete cyber-security project that was supposed to safeguard America’s nuclear weapons information.

The stimulus set aside $350 million for a national broadband coverage map—even though one private firm stated it could create one for $3.5 million.
Fannie Mae—now backed up by taxpayers—paid $6.3 million in legal defense costs for ousted executives such as Franklin Raines. An additional $16.8 million was spent defending Fannie Mae’s regulators in litigation against the former executives.

The Census Bureau spent $2.5 million on Super Bowl ads, and on-air mentions by sportscasters.

New documents reveal that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lost 1,000 computers in 2008. Not to be outdone, Homeland Security officers lost nearly 200 guns(!!!) in places like restaurant restrooms, convenience stores, and bowling alleys. Several of the guns ended up in the hands of criminals.

The State Department will spend $450,000 on art shows in Venice, Italy.

During a recent three-day conference, NASA spent $62,611 on “light refreshments” for its 317 attendees—$66 per day per person. NASA officials said such expensive snacks were needed to keep its officials from wandering away from the conference.

NASA spent $500 million constructing a 355-foot steel tower to launch a rocket that is now unlikely to ever be built.

The Congressional Research Service has confirmed that the new health care law may subsidize Viagra and other sexual performance drugs for convicted rapists and sex offenders.

Federal agencies are delinquent on nearly 20 percent of employee travel charge cards, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

The Securities and Exchange Commission spent $3.9 million rearranging desks and offices at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Over half of all farm subsidies go to commercial farms, which report average household incomes of $200,000.

A GAO audit found that 95 Pentagon weapons systems suffered from a combined $295 billion in cost overruns.

The refusal of many federal employees to fly coach costs taxpayers $146 million annually in flight upgrades.

Washington spent $126 million in 2009 on projects associated with the Kennedy family legacy in Massachusetts. Additionally, Senator John Kerry (D–MA) diverted $20 million from the 2010 defense budget to subsidize a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

The federal government owns more than 50,000 vacant homes.

The Federal Communications Commission spent $350,000 to sponsor NASCAR driver David Gilliland.

Members of Congress have spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars supplying their offices with popcorn machines, plasma televisions, DVD equipment, ionic air fresheners, camcorders, and signature machines—plus $24,730 leasing a Lexus, $1,434 on a digital camera, and $84,000 on personalized calendars.
More than $13 billion in Iraq aid has been classified as wasted or stolen. Another $7.8 billion cannot be accounted for.
Congress recently gave Alaska Airlines $500,000 to paint a Chinook salmon on a Boeing 737.

The Transportation Department will subsidize up to $2,000 per flight for direct flights between Washington, D.C., and the small hometown of Congressman Hal Rogers (R–KY)—but only on Monday mornings and Friday evenings, when lawmakers, staff, and lobbyists usually fly. Rogers is a member of the Appropriations Committee, which writes the Transportation Department’s budget.

Washington has spent $3 billion re-sanding beaches—even as this new sand washes back into the ocean.

The Defense Department wasted $100 million on unused flight tickets and never bothered to collect refunds even though the tickets were refundable.

Washington spends $60,000 per hour shooting Air Force One photo-ops in front of national landmarks.

Congress has ignored efficiency recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services that would save $9 billion annually.

Taxpayers are funding paintings of high-ranking government officials at a cost of up to $50,000 apiece.

The state of Washington sent $1 food stamp checks to 250,000 households in order to raise state caseload figures and trigger $43 million in additional federal funds.

Suburban families are receiving large farm subsidies for the grass in their backyards—subsidies that many of these families never requested and do not want.

Homeland Security employee purchases include 63-inch plasma TVs, iPods, and $230 for a beer brewing kit.

The National Institutes of Health spends $1.3 million per month to rent a lab that it cannot use.

Congress recently spent $2.4 billion on 10 new jets that the Pentagon insists it does not need and will not use.

Lawmakers diverted $13 million from Hurricane Katrina relief spending to build a museum celebrating the Army Corps of Engineers—the agency partially responsible for the failed levees that flooded New Orleans.

Medicare officials recently mailed $50 million in erroneous refunds to 230,000 Medicare recipients.

Audits showed $34 billion worth of Department of Homeland Security contracts contained significant waste, fraud, and abuse.


The Advanced Technology Program spends $150 million annually subsidizing private businesses; 40 percent of this funding goes to Fortune 500 companies.

The Conservation Reserve program pays farmers $2 billion annually not to farm their land.

Left Continues to Be Party of Hate

Left Continues to Be Party of Hate

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The New Dumbness

Wrestling with morality: boys vs. girls on the mat

"For example, it's the ultimate mixed message to instruct boys to be gentlemen but then say, in the name of "equality," "Oh, remember, you little chauvinist piglet, girls are just like you. Treat them exactly like anyone else." We put boys — whose natural desire to be a knight in shining armor and protect girls should be cultivated — in an unreasonable position: They either have to contribute to the defeminizing of the fairer sex or the emasculation of their own."



Wrestling with morality: boys vs. girls on the mat

Two Thoughts on the Rob Bell Brouhaha – Kevin DeYoung

"What if the things you’ve heard recently are not the truth about Christianity? What if the warnings in Scripture are real warnings? What if God is purer than we thought, we’re worse than we imagined, and hell is as real as the nose on your face? What if the “only way” means the only way? What if God is glorified in salvation and judgment? What if the God of love and the Father of mercies is also a righteous Judge, a holy Sovereign, and a conquering King?"



Two Thoughts on the Rob Bell Brouhaha – Kevin DeYoung

Eradicating minorities

"The Center for Disease Control puts the reality another way: One out of every five white mothers' pregnancies ends in abortion, compared to one out of every two among black mothers"

Eradicating minorities