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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Is Obama the Antichrist?

This is a very interesting bit of information. It appears that the keywords 'Obama Antichrist' is now the sixth most popular keyword search at Google. While I do not subscribe to the most popular interpretation of the Revelation of John, clearly many Christians do, and they are concerned that Obama may be the person of the 'Antichrist' described by the Apostle.

What is it about Obama that promotes these enquiries? Undoubtedly it is the fact that the whole 'Obama aura' is virtually unexplainable, and many are probably wondering if it might not be the result of some unnatural phenomenon. Obama speaks of change in very generic terms with little or no substance, but people respond to him as if he is making 'messianic revelations'. Last Thursday night, Obama had promised a speech in which he would "spell out exactly" what he means by change. If one reads through the transcript of that speech, one finds very little substance in his words. Much of the solutions which he offers are not new or innovative. What Obama's speeches do contain are exactly the words many wish to hear. This fact may remind some of the words of Timothy;

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to myths." - 2Tim. 4:3-4 NASV

Is Obama the Antichrist? Is there evil at work here? I am not prepared to accept the former, but as to the later, well, let us examine what may be a recent example of it. Below please find an embedded video and transcript of the words of Don Fowler, former national chairman of the DNC, joking with Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) about the timing of Hurricane Gustav potentially hitting New Orleans when the Republicans start their convention.

Transcript: "Plus they think the hurricane's going to hit (starts laughing) New Orleans about the time they start. The timing, at least it appears now, that it'll be there Monday. That just demonstrates God's on our side."

How self absorbed, how evil must one be to recognize , and be gleeful about, the possible political advantages of an impending natural disaster in which fellow citizens may lose their lives. I don't believe that I really need to comment further on this subject.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama the Equus Asinus

John McCain set two traps in as many days for Obama and he (Obama) stepped into both of them with both feet. First was the leak that McCain might announce his VP pick on the same night that Obama was to accept his party’s nomination for President of the United States. The Obama camp, in a knee-jerk reaction, proclaimed such an untimely announcement, should it come, as “political malpractice”. Well, that announcement did not come last night to rain on Obama’s parade. What did come out of the McCain campaign was a nationally televised ad consisting of heartfelt congratulations to Obama for “a job well done”. Obama ended up looking like, well, like an ass.

Obama repeated that particular imitation of the Democratic Party’s mascot again today when John McCain announced his choice for VP. In typical liberal fashion the Obama camp attacked Sarah Palin on as many points that they could think of in two shakes of the proverbial bony finger of indignation. "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. "Gov. Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil, and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same."

Upon further reflection, once the criticism of the imprudence of attacking a woman who has just been named a VP candidate during a week commemorating the 88th anniversary of women getting the right to vote began rolling in, Obama and Biden came out a gave a more congratulatory response. I have no intention of quoting that response here by virtue of the fact that it is irrelevant and because it will detract from my gloating.

Kudos to John McCain for his excellent choice of Veep and for forcing his opponent to stick his foot in his mouth twice within a 24 hour period. If Obama had attended a church pastored by minister with less of a political axe to grind and more of a biblical focus, perhaps Obama would have become familiar with Eccl. 10:2, "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left."

Monday, August 25, 2008

Call Your Government?

Many areas of Florida experienced a good deal of flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Faye. Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D) who has a residence in Jacksonville, called the Mayor's office to request assistance in protecting her home from the flooding. Adam Hollingsworth, chief of staff for Mayor John Payton, ordered city crews to Brown's home. Jacksonville residence are outraged that Brown got this kind of special treatment. However, she was not the only one. Hollingsworth also ordered city crews to city Councilwoman Denise Lee's home, although she had not asked for assistance.

Regarding this incident, Brown said that she had to "call, and call, and call just like anybody else." She also said, "Anytime a citizen needs help, they should call their government."

A few weeks back there was a very heavy rain where I live. My gutters could not handle the large volume of water. The water flowed across my driveway, through my flower bed, and into the window well of my basement. Needless to say, my basement flooded. I had to stay up half the night dealing with the water and the mess. The next day I did a little terraforming in order to insure that it would never happen again. I never once thought of calling my government for assistance. Why not? Because, as a conservative, I believe that Ronald Reagan was right when he said that the nine scariest words in the English language are, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Obama; "Boo Hoo, McCain Cheated"

At the recent televised political forum at the Saddleback Church, John McCain clearly bested Barack Obama. McCain came across as a candidate with firm convictions, and a clear vision of how he would govern as President. Obama, on the other hand, fumbled for words when confronted with difficult questions. He looked very much like a politician trying to answer a question with just enough doublespeak to skate by. He clearly did not have the presence of mind to realize where he was and to be able to anticipate the kinds of question that he would be asked.

So how does Obama decide to cope with the aftermath of his dismal failure? Does he pick himself up, dust himself off, and move on? Does he determine to better prepare for such events in the future? No! Camp Obama dropped a bug in the ear of NBC's Andrea Mitchell, expressing Obama's concerns that McCain may have cheated. Here is how the logic of team Obama works; McCain did much better than Obama during the forum, McCain arrived at the church after Obama began answering questions, ergo, McCain had taken advantage of that opportunity to gain advance knowledge of the questions being asked. Rather than deal with the situation like a man, Obama, without a shred of evidence to support it, chose to tarnish McCains performance by accusing him of having cheated.

Mr. Obama, I have this to say to you, "Sir, you are the Democratic party's nominee for the office of President of the United States. It is the Big Leagues. It's time for you to be a grown-up."

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Obamania Reaches Cult Status

An L.A. based creative design company which typically spends its resources designing beer and automobile ads, has taken it upon itself to design a salute for Obama supporters. Rick Husong, owner of Loyalty Inc., explained his motivation in this way; "Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama's nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future." Loyality Inc. produced the graphic shown here.

It is a very odd and scary looking salute. If you use your imagination, you can see it being used in a Stephen King movie with thousands of people holding their hands up to form this sign welcoming some other worldly visitors who ultimately turn out to be their worst nightmare. I hope that Mr. Husong's desire is realized. I really want to see 75,000 people at the Democratic National Convention holding up their hands in this salute. The sight will give any sane American a chill. I can see fundamentalist Christians wondering if Obama might be the Anti-Christ.

I don't believe that Mr. Husong and his staff did a dynamic analysis of the fun the Republican Party could have with this salute. Here are a number that I thought of almost immediately:

  • It's the symbol for what we really think of Obama.
  • It's the 'Obama Hole'. A bureaucratic event horizon into which tax dollars disappear forever.
  • It symbolizes the amount of money which will be left in the economy after the taxes needed to fund all of Obama's changes are implemented.
  • It symbolizes the IQ of anyone moronic enough to vote for Obama.
  • It symbolizes the number of electoral votes Obama will get if his supporters actually start using this salute.
  • It symbolizes America's side of the score card in the war on terror with B. Hussein Obama as Commander in Chief.
  • It symbolizes the amount of relief Americans will get at the gas pump under Obama's energy independence plan.
  • It symbolizes the amount of experience which qualifies Obama for the office he seeks.

I could do this all day, but, I have the salute the Obama supporters should be using if they are going to be true to themselves and their ideology. I believe it to be a much more appropriate salute to a candidate who is being hailed as if he were the 'Messiah' but has yet to poll in double digits over his opponent. It serves as both a salute to Obama and a prediction for the upcoming election.

I can see it now. Obamaniacs giving each other this salute (preferably by placing the back of the hand against their forehead) as they pass each other on the street. It will be a beautiful thing.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Commitment of Our Servicemen

I imagine most people did not hear about this at the time. The liberal dominated press hates reporting any good news from Iraq. They would like us to believe that it was wrong and somehow a violation of international law for the U.S. to invade the sovereign country of Iraq. Well, it seems that the troops deployed there do not share the same sentiments. Last year on July 4th, 588 American service members re-enlisted in Baghdad. This year, in the largest re-enlistment ceremony in the history of the US military, 1,215 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines extended their military service. The ceremony was held July 4, 2008 at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq. General Petraeus officiated. A pizzeria in Chicago donated 2000 pizzas that were shipped to Iraq and fed to the enlistees on the 4th. The media reported the donation of the 2000 pizzas, but neglected to mention what they were for. It would appear that the efforts by many self serving Dems and the liberal media has not been successful in deterring the commitment of our brave servicemen who have put their personal lives on hold to serve the country that they love.

Our service men and women know what is at stake in Iraq and the need for America to win the war on terror. To all these men and women I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service to our country. We owe you a debt that we cannot repay.