I thought it was interesting how a nearly 3,000 year old Psalm was still relevant – almost as if Israel was kind of a big deal religiously and historically speaking, and how timeless the Bible is.
Psalm 83 1 O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! 2 For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. 3 They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. 4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
Schadenfreude alert: Obama’s failing economy has hit his supporters the hardest – including the impact of Obamacare on the young.
To put that into dollar terms, in the four years between the time the Obama recovery began in June 2009 and June of this year, median black household income fell by just over $4,000, Hispanic households lost $2,000 and female-headed households lost $2,300.
The unemployment numbers show pretty much the same pattern. July’s Bureau of Labor Statistics data (the most recent available) show a national unemployment rate of 7.4%. The highest jobless rates by far are for key components of the Obama voter bloc: blacks (12.6%), Hispanics (9.4%), those with less than a high-school diploma (11%) and teens (23.7%).
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So, every cloud has a silver lining, and the silver lining to this Obama-cloud is that at least the people who voted for socialism are facing the consequences of their own economic illiteracy. I hope they learn. But if they don’t learn now, then they’ll learn when the welfare and entitlements run out. I hope that the people who voted for our American Idol president will take a Thomas Sowell book out of the library and learn something about economics for a change.
Community Organizer Goes to War – Out of all the things Obama has done, this is the most bizarre. He is so far off the rails that even some Liberals are opposing him (though at a tiny fraction of the volume they used against President Bush for doing far, far less). This is what you get when you elect inexperienced narcissists. But we should take advantage of this opportunity where we have something in common with those on the Left. Contrasting Syria with other actions is a great way to do that. I was ambivalent on the Iraq decisions at the time but only a morbidly biased person could claim that attacking Iraq was bad but that attacking Syria is good.
It would be different if Assad were stirring up trouble in the entire Middle East by, for example, paying bounties to the families of suicide bombers in other countries.
It would also be different if we could be sure that intervention in Syria would not lead to a multi-nation conflagration.
It would be different if we knew that any action against Syria would not put al-Qaida or the Muslim Brotherhood in power, but rather would result in a functioning, peaceful democracy.
And it would be different if an attack on Syria would so terrify other dictators in the region that they would instantly give up their WMDs — say, Iran abandoning its nuclear program.
If all of that were true, this would be a military intervention worth supporting!
All of that was true about Iraq, but the Democrats hysterically opposed that war. They opposed it even after all this was known to be true — indeed, especially after it was known to be true! The loudest opponent was Barack Obama.
President Saddam Hussein of Iraq had attempted to assassinate former president George H.W. Bush. He gave shelter to Abdul Rahman Yasin, a conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He paid bounties to the families of suicide bombers in Israel.
Soon after Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi was so terrified of an attack on his own country, he voluntarily relinquished his WMDs — which turned out to be far more extensive than previously imagined.
Al-Qaida not only did not take over Iraq, but got its butt handed to it in Iraq, where the U.S. and its allies killed thousands of al-Qaida fighters, including the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Iraq became the first genuine Arab democracy, holding several elections and presiding over a trial of Saddam Hussein.
Homeschooled German Children Abducted by Government in SWAT-Style Raid — It isn’t an exaggeration to say the the 3rd Reich and Obama’s administration share the same philosophy about home schooling. Hey, let’s let literally millions of illegal aliens in the country to devour our resources and kick a persecuted family like this out of the country.
Hitler explained the importance of mandatory government schooling back in 1937: “The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.” The Obama Regime is on the same page. After an immigration judge granted the Romeike family political refugee status due to the treatment homeschoolers receive in Germany, The Obama administration, unhappy with the outcome, appealed and obtained an order from a higher court that the family must return to Germany. The Obama administration has argued in court parents essentially have no right to determine how and what their children are taught, leaving the authority with the government.
How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”? Barack Obama said it during his last campaign. Women’s groups say it every April 9, which is Equal Pay Day. In preparation for Labor Day, a group protesting outside Macy’s this week repeated it, too, holding up signs and sending out press releases saying “women make $.77 to every dollar men make on the job.” I’ve heard the line enough times that I feel the need to set the record straight: It’s not true. The official Bureau of Labor Department statistics show that the median earnings of full-time female workers is 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers. But that is very different than “77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men.” The latter gives the impression that a man and a woman standing next to each other doing the same job for the same number of hours get paid different salaries. That’s not at all the case. “Full time” officially means 35 hours, but men work more hours than women. That’s the first problem: We could be comparing men working 40 hours to women working 35.
Gay activists want the death penalty for US Christian evangelists – They’ve been getting everything they want for a long time. Why stop now?
Aaron and Melissa Klein own and operate Sweet Cakes by Melissa. In the past few months, they’ve faced heated scrutiny — some in the form of physical threats — from those in the gay-rights crowd who decried their May refusal to bake for a lesbian couple who wanted to marry.
The Kleins cited their Christian beliefs of traditional marriage when they turned down that business gig, The Blaze reported. But the lesbian couple filed a complaint with the state, accusing the shop owners of discrimination.
Since, they’ve been hounded by vicious telephone calls and emails.
Some of those threats were shocking. One emailer wished for the couple’s children to fall ill. Another expressed hope that Mr. Klein should be shot and even raped, The Blaze reported.
And yet another wrote: “Here’s hoping you go out of business, you bigot.”
The couple said on top of that, their vendors were “badgered and harassed” into stopping all associations with the bakery.
The Kleins say they’re now closing up their doors and moving their operations to their home. Their business, they say, has suffered a serious revenue hit from the unexpected activism and backlash.
So much for Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian’s statement that “The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate [those who are not on board with the gay agenda].”
Did you catch that? The government thinks you need to be rehabilitated if you don’t fully affirm oxymoronic “same-sex marriage.”
But I don’t bother pushing back against homosexual fascism, because I don’t own a bakery. Plus I’m afraid someone might call me a homophobe.
Nero’s sickness: Gay activists on a blame the Christian rampage – Good recap of the Matthew Shephard murder and how it was blamed on Christians (as if the two non-Christians who killed him just came from a Focus on the Family “Love Won Out” conference). The blind men of Sodom don’t care about the truth, they will just reach out and attack anyone they can.
1. Rape, murder, robbery, etc. are wrong.
2. If you do certain things (what you wear, how you act, where you go) then your odds of being raped, murdered, robbed, etc. increase.
The “slut-shaming” protests are a joke. Some things should be shamed, such as being sluts (male or female promiscuity).
And if being drunk automatically means the girl is a victim, then wouldn’t the true egalitarians insist that if the guy is drunk then he’s being taken advantage of — or at least incapable of being guilty himself? The Leftists can’t go three sentences without contradicting themselves.