Sunday, February 27, 2011

In other words, "Drink the koolaid"

Just in case you're not paying attention to what the author claims,
This article is SATIRE:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

F.D.R said that?

An excerpt from the article, Public Sector Unions and Basic Morality, in The American Spectator:

Years ago President Franklin Roosevelt called the idea of public sector unions "unthinkable and intolerable." Not long after, AFL-CIO President George Meany declared that it was "impossible to bargain collectively with the government." They were both speaking to the morality of public servants making demands on taxpayers' earnings under the threat of withholding public services -- or as FDR put it, "looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it."

You can read the rest of the article here: http://spectator.org/archives/2011/02/23/public-sector-unions-and-basic

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

George Washington

This is a good article from Doug Phillips.
Just compare our recent presidents, and plenty of not so recent ones, to George Washington.

Who Was the Greatest American President?

A President’s Day Message from Doug Phillips

Whereupon Congress put at the head of the spirited army, the only man on whom the eyes of all Israel were placed. Posterity, incredulous as they may be, will yet acknowledge that this American Joshua was raised up by God for the great work of leading the armies of this American Joseph — now separated from his brethren — and conducting these people to liberty and independence.
—1783 Sermon from Dr. Ezra Styles, President of Yale.

On this President’s Day I want to remind you that our greatest president was our first. There are no close seconds. As a patriot, a leader, and a president, George Washington still towers over his successors. He was not a perfect man, but he was a man who embodied many of the very best principles of Christian leadership. He was correctly described as “America’s Joshua.”

Here are a few of the reasons why George Washington was our greatest and best president:

  1. He came to the office with the greatest track record of principled and proven leadership of any president in history:
    From his early days serving under General Braddock in the French and Indian Wars; to his life as a citizen planter and as an elected political leader in Virginia; to his role as Commander in Chief during the War for American Independence, and finally as president of the Constitutional Convention, Washington came to office with a widely recognized track record for patriotism, service, self-sacrifice, and principled leadership.
  2. He repeatedly acknowledged and honored the God of Scripture in his public acts, resolutions, speeches and private letters; and he used his office to teach the American people that justice must be built upon true religion:
    Washington is responsible for official resolutions that mention the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, and point to Christ; he established the precedent of taking the presidential oath upon the Bible, and he formally told the American people in his Farewell Address that justice required true religion.
  3. He warned against a party system, and urged principled politics: In his Farewell Address he wrote:
    “It serves to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration....agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one....against another....it opens the door to foreign influence and corruption...thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.”
  4. He opposed foreign entanglements and American interventionism in unjust foreign wars:
    Not only did George Washington keep the new nation out of foreign wars, but he exhorted future presidents to do the same, making this a key theme of his Farewell Address.
  5. He demonstrated fiscal self-control and he opposed debt:
    Washington wrote:“...cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible...avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt....it is essential that you...bear in mind, that towards the payments of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not...inconvenient and unpleasant...”
  6. He demonstrated executive restraint and established critical precedents that would model self-control for future presidents of the United States:
    Washington had been offered the supreme authority of a king and refused it. At the high point of his military power, he had willingly submitted himself to elected officials. As president he established the principle that presidents should not serve more than two terms, and he made no attempts to unconstitutionally extend the authority of the executive as did many of his successors.
  7. He left office with the most distinguished and unblemished record of principled and visionary leadership in our history:
    He was the leader in the fight for independence; the man principally responsible for the ratification of the United States Constitution; the first president of the United States; the only president to be elected unanimously by the Electoral College; responsible for the First Cabinet and the Appointment of the first ten justices of the Supreme Court; and the author of the most recognized and important inaugural speeches and farewell addresses in American history. Of this legacy, Henry Cabot Lodge wrote: “...no man ever left a nobler political testament.”

We have had fair presidents, poor presidents, bad presidents, and a few good presidents, but we have had no president who have modeled any of the above as well as George Washington. After more than two centuries the famous epitaph of “Lighthorse Lee” rings true. George Washington is still “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

Ronald Knew

I don't 'worship' Ronald Reagan, but he did do some things right.
This is an enlightening video.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Snow Trouble and moving




I meant to blog these stories sooner, but you know how that goes.
Anyway, here it is the middle of February and now is the time to start thinking gardens and seeds.
But, better late than never on my stories.

I have already wrote that Tim's dad passed away 4 weeks ago on January 19. (see my Jan. 28 post, Tribute to a Patriarch)
Well, that was a messy, snowy, icy week for us here in Middle Tennessee. The Illinois snowy mess didn't count that week, being that their roads were clear.

Elise and Gabriel were driving up on Thursday, the 20th with a gooseneck trailer loaded full of their belongings.
Gabriel was going to stay at our place and take care of the animals, milk the cow, etc. while Elise rode up to Illinois with us to her Grandpa's funeral.

It's normally a 12 hour drive from their house in Texas to our house here in Tennessee.
But they were going a little slower due to the trailer full of belongings they were hauling.

I believe before they got to Memphis, it was raining. Then the temperature started dropping making the roads icy, turning into snow.
Elise texted me now and then on their progress.
Starting off with, "We're gonna be pretty late."
At one point they were going 5 miles per hour on Interstate 40 outside of Memphis.
People were in the ditch, stopped up on the ramps, big rigs jack-knifed.
Once, their truck started sliding backwards until Gabe got it on the shoulder where he could get some traction on the snow.

The roads got a little bit better and around midnight they called. Their truck couldn't make it up the slick hill about 1/2 mile from our house.
Tim and Jordon went out with our trusty 4-wheel drive truck and pulled them far enough up the hill until they could get some traction on their own.
Their 12 hour trip turned into 17 or 18 hour trip.

They got here safe and sound except for weariness and worn out nerves.

We got to bed around 1 a.m. and got up a few hours later and left around 6 a.m. for the 8 hour drive to Illinois.

There were some bad spots of ice and snow here and there until we got into Kentucky.
After that, it was smooth driving.

We came back Sunday evening and then started the adventure of unloading Gabriel's trailer and finding a place for some of their things until they could get a storage trailer.












AAAWWW! My grandbaby is in there.



These next 4 pictures were taken January 25, 2011









These last 3 pictures were taken February 9, 2011



5 min later

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Story Worth Reading

In Praise of Caldwell, Clark, Houghton, And Muhlenberg
By Chuck Baldwin
February 17, 2011

Archived column
http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3091

It really wasn’t that long ago. With the way America’s clergymen
act today, however, one would think that preachers such as James
Caldwell, Jonas Clark, Joab Houghton, and John Peter Muhlenberg never
existed. But they did exist; and without them, it is this country we
call the United States of America that would not exist.

Caldwell was a Presbyterian; Muhlenberg was a Lutheran; Houghton was
a Baptist; and no one really seems to know what denomination (if any)
Jonas Clark claimed. But these men had one thing in common (besides
their faith in Jesus Christ): they were all ardent patriots who
actually participated in America’s War for Independence.

James Caldwell

James Caldwell was called “The Rebel High Priest” or “The
Fighting Chaplain.” Caldwell is most famous for the “Give ’em
Watts!” story.

During the Springfield (New Jersey) engagement, the colonial militia
ran out of wadding for their muskets. Quickly, Caldwell galloped to
the Presbyterian church, and returning with an armload of hymnals,
threw them to the ground, and hollered, “Now, boys, give ’em
Watts!” He was referring to the famous hymn writer, Isaac Watts, of
course.

The British hated Caldwell so much, they murdered his wife, Hannah,
in her own home, as she sat with her children on her bed. Later, a
fellow American who had been bribed by the British to assassinate the
preacher murdered Caldwell. Americans loyal to the Crown burned both
his house and church. No less than three cities and two public schools
in the State of New Jersey bear his name.

John Peter Muhlenberg

John Peter Muhlenberg was pastor of a Lutheran church in Woodstock,
Virginia, when hostilities erupted between Great Britain and the
American colonies. When news of Bunker Hill reached Virginia,
Muhlenberg preached a sermon from Ecclesiastes chapter 3 to his
congregation. He reminded his parishioners that there was a time to
preach and a time to fight. He said that for him the time to preach
was past and it was time to fight. He then threw off his vestments and
stood before his congregants in the uniform of a Virginia colonel.

Muhlenberg later was promoted to brigadier-general in the Continental
Army, and later, major general. He participated in the battles of
Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He went on to serve in
both the US House of Representatives and US Senate.

Joab Houghton

Joab Houghton was in the Hopewell (New Jersey) Baptist Meeting House
at worship when he received the first information regarding the
battles at Lexington and Concord. His great-grandson gives the
following eloquent description of the way he treated the tidings:

“ounting the great stone block in front of the meeting-house, he
beckoned the people to stop. Men and women paused to hear, curious to
know what so unusual a sequel to the service of the day could mean. At
the first, words a silence, stern as death, fell over all. The Sabbath
quiet of the hour and of the place was deepened into a terrible
solemnity. He told them all the story of the cowardly murder at
Lexington by the royal troops; the heroic vengeance following hard
upon it; the retreat of Percy; the gathering of the children of the
Pilgrims round the beleaguered hills of Boston; then pausing, and
looking over the silent throng, he said slowly, ‘Men of New Jersey,
the red coats are murdering our brethren of New England! Who follows
me to Boston?’ And every man in that audience stepped out of line,
and answered, ‘I!’ There was not a coward or a traitor in old
Hopewell Baptist Meeting-House that day.” (Cathcart, William.
Baptists and the American Revolution. Philadelphia: S.A. George, 1876,
rev. 1976. Print.)

Jonas Clark

Jonas Clark was pastor of the church in Lexington, Massachusetts, on
April 19, 1775, the day that British troops marched on Concord with
orders to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock, and to seize a cache of
firearms. What most historians fail to acknowledge, is that it was
Pastor Clark’s male congregants who were the first ones to face-off
against the British troops as they marched through Lexington. When you
hear the story of the “Minutemen” at the Battle of Lexington,
remember those Minutemen were Pastor Jonas Clark and the men of his
congregation. Yes, it was Pastor Jonas Clark and his men who fired
that “shot heard ’round the world.”

On the One Year Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, Clark
preached a sermon based upon his eyewitness testimony of the event. He
called his sermon, “The Fate of Blood-Thirsty Oppressors and God’s
Tender Care of His Distressed People.” His sermon has been
republished by Nordskog Publishing (www.NordskogPublishing.com) under
the title, “The Battle of Lexington, A Sermon and Eyewitness
Narrative, Jonas Clark, Pastor, Church of Lexington.”

Of course, these four brave preachers were not the only ones to
participate in America’s fight for independence. There were
Episcopalian ministers such as Dr. Samuel Provost of New York, Dr.
John Croes of New Jersey, and Robert Smith of South Carolina.
Presbyterian ministers such as Adam Boyd of North Carolina and James
Armstrong of Maryland, along with many others, also took part.

So many Baptist preachers participated in America’s War for
Independence that, at the conclusion of the war, President George
Washington wrote a personal letter to the Baptist people saying, “I
recollect with satisfaction that the religious societies of which you
are a member have been, throughout America, uniformly and almost
unanimously, the firm friends to civil liberty, and the preserving
promoters of our glorious Revolution.” It also explains how Thomas
Jefferson could write to a Baptist congregation and say, “We have
acted together from the origin to the end of a memorable
Revolution.” (McDaniel, George White. The People Called Baptists.
The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1918.
Print.)

And although not every pastor was able to actively participate in our
fight for independence, so many pastors throughout colonial America
preached the principles of liberty and independence from their pulpits
that the Crown created a moniker for them: The Black Regiment
(referring to the long, black robes that so many colonial clergymen
wore in the pulpit). Without question, the courageous preaching and
example of colonial America’s patriot-pastors provided the colonists
with the inspiration and resolve to resist the tyranny of the Crown
and win America’s freedom and independence.

I invite readers to visit my Black Regiment web page to learn more
about my attempt to resurrect America’s Black-Robed Regiment. Go to:

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?page_id=23

This is the fighting heritage of America’s pastors and preachers.
So, what has happened? What has happened to that fighting spirit that
once existed, almost universally, throughout America’s Christian
denominations? How have preachers become so timid, so shy, and so
cowardly that they will stand apathetic and mute as America faces the
destruction of its liberties? Where are the preachers to explain,
expound, and extrapolate the principles of liberty from Holy Writ?
Where are the pastors to preach the truth about Romans chapter 13?

I invite readers to watch or download my message series on “The
True Meaning of Romans 13.” I brought three messages on this subject
so far. The fourth and final message will be delivered this Sunday,
February 20, at 2:30pm (MST). To watch the first three messages on
Romans 13, which are archived online, go to:

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?cat=16

To watch the fourth and final message on “The True Meaning of
Romans 13” broadcasted live this Sunday, February 20, 2011, at 2:30
pm (MST) go to:

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?page_id=17

The sermons Americans frequently hear today deal with prosperity
theology, entertainment evangelism, feelgoodism, emotionalism, and
Aren’t-I-Wonderful ear tickling! This milquetoast preaching makes it
hard to find Christian men who even have control of their children,
much less the courage and resolve to stand against the onslaught of
socialism, corporatism, and, yes, fascism that is swallowing America
whole.

America cut its spiritual teeth on the powerful preaching and
exemplary examples of men such as James Caldwell, Jonas Clark, Joab
Houghton, and John Peter Muhlenberg. We need them as much now as we
did then.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Finally, somebody with some guts!

Thank you, Lt. Col. Allen West, Ret.
The other members of the panel in this video seemed to fumble around trying not to give a direct answer.
To me, it looked like Lt. Col. West was disgusted at that and couldn't hold his tongue any longer.
Lt. Col. West was elected in November, 2010 as the Republican Representative of the 22nd Congressional District in Florida

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eye Opening Videos

I am going to go out on a limb here (given the climate of our anti-christainity government today and the brainwashing/indoctrination of such) and say that when the founding fathers of our country meant freedom of religion, they meant freedom for the Christian religion in it's many denominations.
Meaning the one and only true religion of Jesus Christ being God and Savior.

Happy is that people, that is in such a case, yea, happy is that people, who's God is the Lord. Psalm 144:15
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; Psalm 33:12



And, what kind of country doesn't allow it's school children to display it's own flag!!!!!!!?


Also, here's a cute little quip that a friend forwarded to me:

What is the proper meaning of Right and Left in politics??

Seek Biblical solutions to solve every day problems.

A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right,
but a fool’s heart to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2 (English Standard Version)


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Granddaughter

Just in case you were wondering what the perfect Granddaughter looks like.

Just in case there was any doubt, this is the cutest little g... on Twitpic

AWESOME VIDEO!

 
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