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"We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking." - Mark Twain

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"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take away everything you have." - Thomas Jefferson

Monday, April 30, 2007

Food For Thought

A good friend of mine, TJ, sent me this. I don't know who the author is of this analogy but it is very inciteful.

Bird Feeder

I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.

Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table...everywhere. Then some of the birds turned mean: They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food. After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore.

I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be...quite, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now lets see...our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, free education and allows anyone born here to be a automatic citizen. Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families. You have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor. Your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box. I have to press "one" to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than "Old Glory" are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties. Maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"The Ant And The Grasshopper"

"The Ant And The Grasshopper"


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, "It's Not Easy Being Green."

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where then ews stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome." Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients. The ant loses the case.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Spirit Of "Tokyo Rose" Is Alive And Well Today In The Leftist Anti-War Movement

I received this in the e-mail from a good friend of mine, James, the other day. I'm not sure who the original author is but it is an excellent comparison of the leftist anti-war movement to the infamous "Tokyo Rose" who was Japan's tool of propagana against our troops back in WWII. There are some striking comparisons between her propaganda and the left who oppose our war in Iraq today.

The other night we watched a movie called, "Flags of our Fathers." During the movie, I pointed out the radio broadcast of "Tokyo Rose."

She had the best music on her station. During World War II; the Japanese developed a way to demoralize the American forces. Psychological warfare experts developed a message they felt would work.

They gave the script to their famous broadcaster "Tokyo Rose" and every day she would broadcast this same message packaged in different ways. The Japanese hoped it would have a negative impact on American GI's morale.

What was that demoralizing message? It had three main points:

1. Your President is lying to you.

2. This war is illegal.

3. You cannot win the war.

Does this sound familiar today? It is because we are being bombarded by Tokyo Hillary, Tokyo Harry, Tokyo Teddy, Tokyo Nancy, Tokyo Murtha, etc., and they have picked up the same message and are broadcasting it on Tokyo CNN, Tokyo ABC, Tokyo CBS, Tokyo NBC, etc., to our troops.

The only difference is that they claim to support our troops before they demoralize them. Come to think of it, Tokyo Rose told the troops she was on their side, too.

Food for thought and yet another reason why the left's agenda is not good for America. Especially our troops, the brave men and women who are making the sacrifice, sometimes, the ultimate sacrifice, for the well being and preservation of our free, American way of life.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Liberal "Patriotism"

This is one more reason why liberals are dangerous for America.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"The Little Red Hen" (Modern Version)

My dad sent this to me via e-mail. I don't have any idea who the author is, but it is brilliantly done.

The Little Red Hen (Modern Version)

Once upon a time, on a farm in Indiana, there was

A little red hen who scratched about the barnyard
until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat.
She called all of her neighbors together and said,
"If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to
Eat. Who will help me plant it?"
"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red
hen. And so she did. The wheat grew very tall
and ripened into golden grain.

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little
red hen.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I 'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red
hen, and so she did.

At last it came time to bake the bread. "Who will
help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.
"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination,"
said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red
She baked five loaves and held them up for
all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some
and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little
red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."
"Excess profits!" cried the cow.
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck.
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose.
The pig just grunted in disdain.
And they all painted "Unfair!!" picket signs and
marched around and around the little red hen,
shouting obscenities.

Then a government agent came, he said to the
little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."
"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.
"Exactly," said the agent. "That is what makes
our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone
In the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But
under our modern government regulations, the
productive workers must divide the fruits of their
labor with those who are lazy and idle."

And they all lived happily ever after, including
the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am
grateful, for now I truly understand."
But her neighbors became quite disappointed in
She never again baked bread because she
joined the "party" and got her bread free. And
All the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been
established. Individual initiative had died, but
nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared ..... As long
as there was free bread that "the rich" were
paying for.
And that is a summary of the liberal vision for America.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

ACLU Experiences Loss In Their Attempt To Ban Boy Scouts From DOD Bases

I always feel good when common sense prevails. It's good to know that not every court in this land has lost their way when it comes to interpreting the U.S. Constitution.

Recently, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously reversed the District Court decision in Winkler v Gates, a lawsuit to prohibit the Department of Defense (DOD) from supporting Boy Scouts jamborees by hosting them on federal property. The Scouting Legal Defense Fund staunchly defended the Scouts by filing an amicus brief in the case in support of the DOD.

The ACLU had previously won a victory in the District Court by claiming that Fort Hill's allowance of the Boy Scouts to hold their Jamboree on their premises was somehow, (in the sophistic, twisted logic of the ACLU), a violation of the Constitution. The ACLU presented the absurd argument that the Boy Scouts were a "religion", (hmm... a perusal of all of the denominations of Christianity reveal no Boy Scout denomination. The same is true of Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Buddhist religions etc. They similarly don't contain a Boy Scout faction.), and therefore, the DOD's permission to host a Boy Scout Jamboree on its property was an attempt to circumvent the Constitution's prohibition of the "establishment of religion".

Yep. The ACLU expect for you to believe that the presence of a Boy Scout Jamboree on DOD property is a blatant attempt to establish a national religion, (which would soon become compulsory for all American citizens if it weren't for the valiant efforts of the good old ACLU). Is this a bunch of ridiculous sophistry on their part? You bet. But, they are counting on citizens who are ignorant about what the Constitution actually says regarding citizen's freedom of expression of religion in this country to see them as performing some kind of important service to them on their behalf to protect them from the evil Boy Scouts and their mission to convert all American citizens to their religious view point.

This is utter poppycock!

I've posted on the fallacy of the ACLU's argument regarding their mythical "separation of Church and State several times on my blog, so I won't repeat it in this post. I think what the General Counsel for the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) Peter Ferrara's comments about the 7th Circuit Court's reversal decision say it all:

"What sound public purpose does it serve for the ACLU to be suing an organization like the Boy Scouts over their national jamboree? The interpretation of the Establishment Clause advanced by the ACLU is so extreme that it does not serve to protect liberty, but, rather, it assaults the liberty of the religious and those seeking to promote traditional moral values."

I couldn't have said it better. The ACLU is basically a bunch of misguided lawyers who stand to take away more American Constitutionally granted freedoms (civil liberties) than they do protect them.

The Constitution grants the right to freedom of religion.

What it doesn't grant, is the right to freedom from religion.

Only an egghead would believe that a Boy Scout Jamboree is an event that "establishes a national religion" in violation of the 1rst Amendment.

I'm glad that both the Scouting Legal Defense Fund and the ACRU exists. It's about time someone stood up to those despicable lawyers that make up the ACLU. The more you follow the ACLU's actions, the more it is plain to see that they are anything but "American".

If, and when, any religious group does try to establish themselves as a national religion that threatens the freedom of American citizen's right to choose their own religion (or none) to follow then, I will be right there immediately on the ACLU's side if they challenge that. But that hasn't even come close to happening yet.

Given their penchant for attacking non-issues so vehemently, I doubt that that the ACLU would recognize an actual attempt to breach the 1rst Amendment's establishment of a national religion ban, even if it was right under their anti-religious noses.

So, thank you 7th Circuit Court, for helping to salvage my lost faith in our judicial system. It's good to know that the ACLU can't bully every judicial court in our great land.