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April 27th, 2014

What? Guns Everywhere and No One Gets Shot???

The NRA convention has come and gone from my hometown, Indianapolis. The media gave it the predictable mixed bag coverage and now the grand debate on gun rights moves to another place and time. Meanwhile, the question that will go unasked, much less answered as the last Bible clinging, gun clutching right wing radical leaves the convention center isn’t what happened here, but what didn’t. Read the rest of this entry »



April 22nd, 2014

Palcohol, Powdered Alcohol, Needs a Bar Rescue

Calling John Taffer! Despite reports last week that the US government has approved the sale of Palcohol, a powdered alcohol that turns water into rum or vodka, it now seems that Uncle Sam has reversed course. The US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced Monday that the miracle of powdered alcohol, invented by Mark Phillips, has not been approved for sale to the public. One of the issues in the decision Monday, according to the Palcohol website, is that the ′Fill Level′ is not properly marked on the product′s bag and the amounts may have discrepancies. Phillips invented the substance so that people could make Lemon Drops and other cocktails while on camping trips or in other circumstances where carrying bottles of booze is an inconvenience. Critics say that Palcohol provides more access to alcohol for below-legal-age drinkers. I have to wonder what John Taffer, master of Bar Science and host of the hit TV series, Bar Rescue, thinks about the future of powdered alcohol?

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April 13th, 2014

Feds Pull Back In Nevada Cattle Ranch Standoff

Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his family can breath a sigh of relief, for the moment, as the Feds retreat on their standoff. For several days, tensions increased in Clark County outside of Las Vegas as the Bureau of Land Management began rounding open Bundy′s herd of cattle from public lands known as Gold Butte. While the initial claim that this was all about saving the allegedly endangered desert tortoise, what this whole affair really comes down to is money. The Feds claim that Bundy owes some $1 million dollars in graving fees. There are also reports that there may have been a ′land grab′ motive, that allegedly, Harry Reid had a deal cooking for a Chinese built solar farm for the property. Whatever the case, the standoff is over, though Bundy′s troubles with John Law are not.

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March 28th, 2014

What Would Jesus Do?

A few years ago that was a common question. Young kids wore homemade bracelets that carried that question. It was a fad that came and went but for faithful Christians it remains a daily question to be applied to our daily challenges as we seek a proper response to any given situation. Despite what nonbelievers would have you believe we could do a lot worse as a measuring stick by which to qualify and calibrate our daily actions.

The fact that President Obama was at the Vatican and met with Pope Francis puts a different spin on the question. Having just immersed myself in a three hour viewing of “The Bible” mini-series and thus reminding myself of Christ’s teachings while on earth I could not help but wonder if Pappa Francis asked himself, “What would Jesus do?”, when Obama asked to see him?

The Bible says that Christ had little use for the merchants and the money changers in the temple. In fact, when he visited the temple he wrecked it, flipping tables and knocking over scales. The Bible also says that Christ believed in giving to Caesar what was Caesar’s and giving to God what was God’s. Back then though, Caesar wasn’t taking quite as much as the modern Caesar that Pope Francis was asked to sit with. Obama is taking much more.

So all this brings me back to the original question; did Pope Francis perhaps take a moment to ponder what Jesus would do and say about Obama’s interest in sharing the spot light, and if he did, what were his conclusions? I won’t pretend to know the Pope’s mind on the issue, nor will I even attempt to ponder Christ’s current day reaction, but I do have a thought on the subject.

I’ve never understood the view of modern church leaders when it comes to dealing with some of the more scurrilous political types they are compelled to engage. Why, for instance any Pope would permit Nancy Pelosi or that rube Joe Biden on the grounds of the Vatican is beyond me. Obama takes the question to an entirely new level.

When I look back at Christ’s tendency to wade in to dens of thieves or stroll through rock fields to prevent a stoning I know he did so because there were souls there worth saving, people who regretted their actions and wanted to cleans their soul. Down deep they craved forgiveness. In that sense Christ would go anywhere and see anyone. Just as quickly however, he told his disciples to avoid those who flatly rejected his Word and to “shake the dust from their sandals” on the way out from those who would not be saved. Why then did the Pontiff grant Obama the self-serving visibility he sought knowing full well Obama neither seeks enlightenment nor forgiveness? Obama is an unapologetic persecutor of all things Christian and arguably the source of more human grief than any leader in modern American history.

As a life-long Catholic I can’t help but wonder what precisely one must do to incur the wrath of the Church these days? Nancy Pelosi constantly polishes her public badge of devotion to the Catholic Church while intentionally and flagrantly working to destroy human dignity, promote immoral behavior and undermine the teachings of the Church on every front. There was a time when substantially less satanic activity would get one excommunicated. Now days, albeit begrudgingly, these tools of satin are welcomed in grand audiences and permitted to feed off of the virtue and popularity of the modern representative of Christ here on earth.
Think of the message it would send, the impact it would have if the Pope ceremonially flipped a couple of tables by banishing a couple of these well-defined evil doers in plain sight of the faithful.

I saw a movie a while back that reminded me of an old saying…”One’s silence implies one’s consent.” When then will we see a leader of the faithful publicly declare that those who promote abortion, destruction of the family unit, the devaluation of human life and the loss of personal dignity are not to be celebrated? When will they shake the dust off their sandals and demonstrate how to address evil for what it is?



February 21st, 2014

Emperor Obama – FCC Monitoring News Stations

The Barack Obama administration wants the FCC monitoring news stations. A commissioner of the Federal Communication Commission, Ajit PAI, wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal last week revealing this latest attempt by the White House to control newsrooms. Head of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, tried to tamp down the program which plans to hire a contractor to rate the perceived responsiveness of the news media in providing critical information and critical detail needs to minorities. Wheeler issued a statement that some of the questions the contractors will ask will be dropped. However, the program will move forward, and despite it being allegedly voluntary, there is the perceived threat of TV and radio stations loosing their broadcast licenses if they fail to comply. What′s more, the FCC will also be conducting the same program with print journalism, even though they have no jurisdiction over newspapers. This is the Fairness Doctrine on steroids.

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February 3rd, 2014

Is It Time To Connect The Dots?

At the risk of igniting a firestorm of accusations that I’m a radical right wing extremist bent on promoting conspiracy theory, consider the following and see what you think.

For months now stories have been leaking out regarding long range government planning. These stories have related to everything from marshal law to mass crowd control, not to mention HUGE purchases of ammunition by otherwise docile government entities. Perhaps, in and of themselves these things can be explained away. Maybe there is something there, maybe not and it’s all just folklore. But what if it isn’t. When you link just a few strings together some scary things pop out. Read the rest of this entry »



January 7th, 2014

Obama Is No Hitler. Or Is He?

Some of my friends have been asking me why I keep beating my head against the wall; why I refuse to see the die as already having been cast as they do? This week may be the point where I concede their point.

If there was ever a time when America needed real leadership it’s now, and we don’t have any. Rarely, in my lifetime have I seen a political party self-destruct to the level the Democrats have and not pay dearly for it. But then again, I’ve also never seen a more impotent opposing party than the current Republican establishment. Despite having to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter to find incompetence and political destructiveness on this level from Democrats, my party seemingly has neither the brains nor the courage to effectively make a case against them, much less win in the arena of ideas.

It is more than a little disheartening to witnessing the levels to which America has fallen under this administration. All the more while also suffering through the amateurish opposition put forth by our side of the isle. One could perhaps maintain a stiff upper lip in the face of darkness if there were even the faintest promise of the cavalry coming over the hill to save the day, but I don’t see it. Our party is as spineless as the democrats are socialistic. Read the rest of this entry »



December 9th, 2013

A Contract Not Enforced Is No Contract At All

Apparently, no written agreement is without wiggle room. Apparently, no written contract is entirely rock solid or totally immune to collapse if no one is prepared to enforce it; not even the United States Constitution.

To most people, the Constitution is a revered document. Most of us hold it to be one of the most brilliant documents ever written by mortal man. To those who have studied it the Constitution is not merely the parchment upon which a government was built, but a culmination of the work done by some of the finest minds of its time. More than just the foundation of a government, it is the vision of free minds enhanced by the fresh clarity of having just come out from under the yolk of tyranny. It was penned by people mindful of the horrible price that would be paid to bring it to life. The writers knew it had to be worthy of that price and they delivered.

Part of the reason the Constitution has survived all these years is that we as a people have believed in it. We have understood and appreciated not only the words but the spirit of the document. That is all changing now. Today the Constitution is seen as an obstacle to federal power, and lacking congressional approval to alter it, this administration has it under assault. By default, they also have the freedoms inherent within it under assault.

It is impossible to imagine any of the founding fathers agreeing with the massive increases in spying, ceaseless attacks on the second amendment, socialization of healthcare, explosive growth in regulation, near total erosion of border protection, shear noncompliance with budgeting, the religious persecution and the political targeting we have experienced. It is also likely they would be most disturbed to learn that all of this was being done by a self-proclaimed Constitutional expert. Read the rest of this entry »



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