Tue 13 Sep 2011
Posted by Tony Marini under Famous and Infamous
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We live in a nation where the electorate and the administration are apparently stuck on stupid. New statistics regarding poverty and median income have been made available today. These numbers are astounding: According to CNNmoney.com, “The nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993. About 46.2 million people are considered in need.” And other data released by the Census Bureau indicated that the median household income fell by more than 2.3 percent.
How’s that Hope and Change working out for you 33 months into the experiment?
Our current president has spent more money in these 33 months than all other US presidents combined…and certainly many times more than any other national leader on Earth in our recorded human history. And the result is greater poverty and lower income? Not unpredictably, the president and the Democrats want to spend MORE. They want to once again play Robin Hood to the callous “rich” and spread more wealth around. They want to increase the government’s size from tyrannical to ubiquitous.
What I’d like to know is: How much do we have to spend before the poor can raise themselves out of poverty and America becomes the Socialist Utopia that is the ultimate dream of the Progressive Democrats? I’ll give you the short answer — there is no answer! One cannot change human nature with handouts and social programs. Even Jesus said that there will always be poor among us [Matthew 26:11.] As God, He certainly knew and understood human nature and the human condition better than any of we mere mortals. So what makes the Democrats and liberal Progressives think that they can cure mankind’s ills with an endless string of handouts, programs and wealth redistribution?
The short answer is that they are using sin as a motivator — they understand that social programs cannot cure poverty or change the behaviors of those who simply don’t want to help themselves. The Democrats have raised covetousness to a high art…they utilize the greed and avarice of people to achieve their political goals. This explains why they constantly use the “rich” and their trappings to spur on the funding of the very programs that get them elected in the first place. Not only are these programs and entitlements sinful at their core, they are also a political conflict of interest. The Democrats know that desperate people will trade anything — and in particular their precious vote — to improve their lot in life. After all, casting a vote for the right (or should I say “left”) candidate is far easier than sweating at a day’s work for many people.
But I think that there are far more people that would like to set things straight once and for all. They want to break the chains of bondage to an ever-increasing-in-size-and-power government, and do something for themselves using their own blood, sweat and tears…and initiative, pluck and exceptionalism to improve their lot in life and create true, self-generated wealth for themselves and their posterity. I think that many people can see how the grotesque spending agenda of the Democrat Progressives simply isn’t working. Money cannot buy happiness. Money changes everything.
President Obama and his Socialist/Progressive cohort are either insane or rigid tacticians of their ideology. They might be insane, as the classic definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting different results each time they are done. Well, 33 months of ungodly government profligacy hasn’t improved things — the statistics cited previously prove this in spades. In fact, with all the dire news coming to us on a daily basis, we can see that massive government expansion and spending are killing our national spirit…and depressing our economy.
So, Obama and the Democrats are obviously rigid doctrinaire Progressives who place more trust in their political theory and agenda than they do in common sense and real world results. To me, they’re stuck on stupid. They are also quite wealthy in the wages of sin. They use mankind’s inherent darker side and lesser angels to keep themselves in political power. They may not have to face judgement here on Earth from humans in possession of a naturally flawed nature, but they surely will have to meet their Maker some day and face his wrath.
And their excuses will ring hollow in His ears and in His ultimate judgement of them. They will have some ‘splaining to do — and their alibi that they were only acting in our best interests will put them on an express elevator down to Hell.
Sun 11 Sep 2011
Posted by Tony Marini under Famous and Infamous
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My hope is that we never, ever forget what happened on what started out as a crystal-clear, azure-blue-sky day we who were alive experienced as September 11, 2001. And let’s not varnish over who committed this unspeakable act of murderous barbarism, and why, in the name of political correctness.
Let us not forget the 2,977 innocents who were slaughtered by Islamist extremists, nor forget their families who have had to endure for these past ten years the horror, grief and sadness of their loss. We must teach our children this fact and the magnitude of this loss so that it will never, ever happen again in our nation.
There are no amount of remembrances, tributes and memorials that will bring back a single person loss to the attack. There is no amount of revisionist history or second-guessing that will have saved a single soul. The loss of these unsuspecting victims — working men and women, the heroic police and fire personnel who charged into burning buildings to save them, and those truly heroic passengers on United flight 93 who fought back against those who were bent on sacrificing them should be a tragic lesson to us all to remain vigilant and to realize that there are those in the world who hate us beyond description. And those individuals and groups do not care if they kill innocent civilians in the pursuit of their goals.
I am sure that the victims of this despicable terrorist act, a modern day, barbaric, Kamikaze sneak attack, rest with God and that they look from the great beyond approvingly at their flesh-and-blood loved ones who have tried the best to continue on with their lives. God bless each and every one of them.
May God give eternal rest and peace to the souls of our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, husbands, wives, friends, neighbors and loved ones who perished on that fateful day in 2001. They did not deserve such a fate.
May we American NEVER forget.
God Bless America!
Sun 4 Sep 2011
Posted by Tony Marini under General
, ReligionComments Off
The present social morass that we labor within is just an extension of the wages of sin. Our culture has become so self-possessed and self-obsessed, seemingly without linkage or fear of an Almighty law giver, that it is beyond troubling. In our society, God has been shown the door without remorse.
Our American “culture” makes Sodom and Gomorrah look like Sesame Street. It’s all about *ME*, right here, right now — 24/7. Instant gratification and self-aggrandizement are the not-so-hidden agenda watchwords in our ever-decaying society.
Women have become hyper-sexualized “ho’s”…with little girls, for God’s sake, being made into proto-bimboes with the provocative clothing and adult-like behaviors that their imbecilic mommies make them don or ape. Little boys are castrated by the over-feminization of our society…them being reduced to ADHD alphabet-soup zombies by the adult pity partiers. Kids spend further zombie time on cell phones texting “friends” while wholesale ignoring those physically elbow-to-elbow with them. Instead of just being kids, they fear the world and are ignorant of it because they don’t properly experience it as curious beings. Helicopter parents have turned ostensibly normal kids into hyper-’schedulized’ mini-CEO’s. Play dates and dance classes have replaced mud pie making and puddle jumping. Kids are being forced to mature at an accelerated rate so mommy and/or daddy can live vicariously through them.
Call in the councilors!
But if we must criticize this new-age aberrant behavior, we mustn’t muss up a single feeling, except(of course) for those of the folks who decry the debauchery and the decrepitude. The critical folks are mercilessly ostracized and (almost) subject to hate crimes prosecution for their moribund clinging to traditional values…whatever *they* are any more.
But history teaches us that we are not a good indicator of our own failings. Future generations of Earth-dwellers (I’m not so sure there will be Americans in the not-too-distant future) will look upon our contemporary generations and question our sanity and our souls. They will look at us like the fools greedily embracing the bread and circuses provided to them during another fall of a once great past empire.
These historians and scholars will clearly see what we simply cannot: That we’ve embraced covetousness, greed, sloth, avarice, hubris, sloth, lust, vainglory, gluttony and several other sins that don’t have a precise name or definition. Take a particular fiscal, social or government issue and tease it to it’s root cause and you will find an unnatural embrace of sin at it’s rotting core. But we’ve cloaked this sinful behavior in a good intentions wrapper. So, when a politician espouses soaking the rich, they’re not guilty of covetousness. Nope. They’re fighting for the poor or the middle class.
Poppycock! Let’s call a spade a spade.
This example of class warfare incitement is simply a pol using man’s lesser angels (covetousness) to feather their political nest at the expense of others. See for yourself how many other social and political issues have a similar foundation. It is truly shocking. And I am convinced that when we play along, we anger God in ways that we never dreamed.
The wholesale “separation of Church and State” and the eschewing of traditional moral values and virtues in our modern society has worked out swimmingly for us, eh?