Wish I'd said that!

In recent decades, the ACLU has used its so-called "wall" to fight tooth and nail to prevent government sponsorship of the Pledge of Allegiance, memorial crosses, Ten Commandments displays, nativity scenes, Bible displays, and virtually every other acknowdgement of America's religious heritage.

At the same time, it is worthwhile to note that there have been some instances in which the ACLU has endorsed public displays of religion. For example, When New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani threatened to cut taxpayer funding from the Brooklyn Museum of Art for displaying a painting of the Virgin Mary with cow dung and pictures of female sexual organs pasted all over her body, the ACLU was first in line to defend the display. U.S. District Court Judge Nina Gershon ruled that New York City's elected officials were not allowed to place conditions on the museum's funding.

In another instance, the ACLU offered its support to the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts, after the agency sponsored an art show featuring "Piss Christ" - an exhibit consisting of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine.

In the ACLU's myopic world, it appears that the only permissible publicly-funded displays of religion are those which blatantly mock or disparage the Christian faith.

-- Indefensible: 10 Ways the ACLU is Destroying America, Sam Kastensmidt, 2006

Monday, November 16, 2009

Obama Takes A Bow

Our president once again showed that he respects everyone except the American people and our Constitution. While in Japan,President Obama bowed deeply before Emporer Akihito.

In Japanese culture, the deeper the bow, the more humility is being shown; it is typically used to render an apology. So, after being the first President of the United States to bow before an Arab king, Mr. Obama repeated his act of monarchal obeisance and is continuing his world apology-and-humilation tour, this time in Asia. Oh, but wait; I don't believe he bowed before the Queen of England, our closest ally.

If only he would simply choose to "bow out" of the Oval Office, perhaps we'd have a meager chance of salvaging some national self-esteem and international respect. All during the G.W. Bush years, liberals were fond of saying that America was losing respect among other nations. Exactly how, I wonder, is their "wonder boy" changing that impression?

Pray for President Obama: Psalm 109:8 I've got to get one of those bumper stickers.

The greatest theft in history. There is a distinct possibility that if we don't get involved to stop the Demoncrats and their Republicrat shadow puppets this weekend, it may be the beginning of the end (although many would say we passed that point long ago) of America as the greatest bastion of freedom, ingenuity, potential wealth and opportunity the world has ever known. Senator "Dirty" Harry Reid is poised to try and get passage of the Senate version of the damnable Healthcare Act (aka "Obamacare") Saturday night. The 2,074 pages are laden with boobytraps that will finish off our economy as well as our freedoms. It is replete with hidden new taxes, an attempt to sneak in a pro-abortion provision, and many other odious features.

We're already getting a preview of healthcare rationing (you know; that thing Obama said wouldn't happen). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has published new guidelines recommending that women under 30 should have cervical cancer every two years rather than annually. Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is backing away from a government report recommending that women shouldn't get mammograms until they hit 50, and then only bi-annually. This contradicts the American Cancer Society, which has pushed for women to begin getting the exams annually at age 40. Several cancer survivors have also taken issue with the panel's recommendations. Some would say it's all about the bottom line, but the bottom line is that liberals aren't interested in your health, any more than they are seriously interested in saving the planet. For them, it's all about control. Their control...of you.

The demoncrats of today aren't like those of times past. They aren't merely exercising their majority; they're using it to trample the law, the Constitution, the economy, and soon, the lives of every American. Their party has been thoroughly infiltrated with people consumed with the acquisition of personal power, and their supreme arrogance is beyond belief.

Rusted "Blades". The publisher of several American homosexual newspapers has abruptly closed their doors. Window Media LLC unexpectedly shut down on Monday, taking with it into ignomy its subsidiaries The Washington Blade, The Houston Voice and South Florida Blade. Unknown at this time whether the cause was a flaccid business environment, stiff competition, or perhaps a dying customer base.

Renegade Republicrats strike again. At least 10 so-called Republicans voted with Democrats to quash a fillibuster over the appointment of Judge David Hamilton to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Hamilton, who formerly worked tirelessly with the ACLU and ACORN, gained notoriety for his judgments against Christian and Jewish prayer and parental rights in the abortion fight. As a federal appeals judge, Hamilton will be able to wreak even more havoc on the Republic. With several other district courts in danger of falling to liberal majorities, can we really expect the Republican Party to control the Quislings within its ranks?

Take that, you conservatives! Andrew Klavan shows us how libs could really attack conservative pundits. Yeah; that'll show them...uh...not so much. Good humor and biting insight in a four minute package.

Blowing bubbles. In terms of the economy, much of our current crisis can be related to what economists are calling "bubbles". Glenn Beck and Prof. David Buckner do a good job explaining how the current so-called "asset bubble" is poised to become the final blow that kills the American economy.

A picture can also tell a thousand lies. Al Gore has a new book out, and in it he once again demonstrates that truth - while ultimately desirable - is not necessary in the race to gain power and wealth. In his latest faux-science tome - Our Choice; A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis - are several Photoshopped pictures which give a dramatically false impression of a global climate gone amok. At a time when hurricane activity is a record low, there is a picture of the Earth from space that shows several at the same time, including a couple in areas where they are most unlikely, as well as showing the polar ice cap nearly gone. This sort of sensational scare tactic is exactly the kind of hyperbole that has millions of schoolchildren afraid the planet is going to fall apart at any moment if we all don't recycle, stop using fire, eat grass and live in caves (but perish the thought that they might have to do without their tech-toys).

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