Feb 27, 2012

The Truth about America's Religious Heritage

When religious conservatives use the apparatus of government to promote their religious views, they typically do so under the guise of "acknowledging religious heritage.

There is plenty of reason to suspect that the "acknowledging heritage" argument is untrue, a disingenuous cover for an agenda of promoting religion.

To acknowledge a heritage is fine, but it seems odd that we must do so by asserting religious truth claims (since the wording of both the Pledge and the motto assume that a God in fact exists).

And isn't it puzzling that such efforts to "acknowledge heritage" are always led by religious organizations, not legitimate historical or educational societies?

In God we Trust?  Read more about this in Psychology Today's essay...

Video: Bill Maher this week makes more sense once again.

 

 Bill Maher's latest"  http://www.thebluestatepost.com/news_089.htm#.T0rzPOqgEvH.facebook

Feb 26, 2012

Holocaust Report: Pro Pet PETA a huge PET KILLER.

Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.

The documents, obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, were published online by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit organization that runs online campaigns targeting groups that antagonize food producers.

Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that since 1998 PETA has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, VA.

In a February 16 statement, the Center said PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year, finding homes for only 24 pets.


Read the Rest of the Story on PETA...

Feb 23, 2012

Republicans Behaving Badly

Pretentious smiles as they try to cut each other's guts out.  All for the privilege of losing the November General Election!

From Drudge:

More on the O'man showing their superficiality. 



Bill Maher on the 20th debate...(you'll love this)

Feb 21, 2012

New Madrid: Missouri Earthquake felt in multiple states

Missouri 4.0 Quake Felt in 13 States

Updated: Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012, 3:38 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012, 3:38 PM EST

Missouri counties in Quake Risk
(NewsCore) - A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck early Tuesday in the southeast corner Missouri, waking up residents in as many as 12 other surrounding states.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit at 3:58am local time (4:58am ET). Its epicenter was located a shallow 3.1 miles (5km) underground, about 150 miles (240km) south of St. Louis, near the New Madrid fault line.

Hundreds reported feeling the quake in Missouri, according to the USGS, with the most significant shaking occurring in Sikeston, a small city about nine miles away from the epicenter.
Outside of Missouri, the temblor was felt in Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Indiana. Residents also reported feeling the ground shake in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Scientist explains where Republicans came from

Feb 16, 2012

Pew Research... a place to find out whats going on!!!!!

Check this website once in awhile....to see what research shows!

http://pewresearch.org/

Feb 13, 2012

Magic! Mccartney video.... Golden Slumbers..The End

LINK: The Grammy night masterful performance of Golden Slumbers by Paul McCartney and friends was removed from YouTube, no doubt by CBS. 

IF it's still available, here it is from the Grammys....watch it twice, you may never see this masterpiece again!!



Otherwise....Here's a substitute because it's worth watching and listening to.



This song was the last piece of music on the 2012 Grammys.... Sir Paul McCartney, one of the two surviving Beatles, performs "Golden Slumbers... The End" to close off the Grammy broadcast on Feb 12, 2012....with the lead guitarist cast of the Grammys...likely the best guitarists alive.

This is a must watch for anyone wanting to understand and enjoy the best of rock music.... from ballad to metal in one performance, it shows the genius and versatility of the Beatles as recorded on "ABBEY ROAD", their last song on their last album as a classic rock group. The Grammys closed their show with it. 

(It was on YouTube --and here--for less than 24 hours before being removed, presumably by CBS which is not offering it on its own website.  What's here is simply another, lesser but adequate, live version of the same McCartney masterpiece.)

...and incidentally I closed my deejay show every night on American Forces Radio - Korea with the last part of it (The End)...at 8:57pm 1971 Monday through Friday after Abbey Road came out.. Yup, some of us knew what genius it was to rock music even 40 years ago! And here it comes again in 2012. McCartney knew it too!

Like Music?  This is pretty interesting too...

Feb 6, 2012

LTC tells Truth, Lies and Afghanistan - not as rosy as the brass says it is.

I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the ArmyĆ¢?Ts Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area where our soldiers engage the enemy. Over the course of 12 months, I covered more than 9,000 miles and talked, traveled and patrolled with troops in Kandahar, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, Kunduz, Balkh, Nangarhar and other provinces.

What I saw bore no resemblance to rosy official statements by U.S. military leaders about conditions on the ground.

MORE:  http://armedforcesjournal.com/2012//02/8904030

A senior moment

.Several days ago as I left a meeting at our church, I desperately gave
myself a personal TSA pat down.  I was looking for my keys.  They were not
in my pockets.  A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing.

Suddenly I realized, I must have left them in the car.  Frantically, I
headed for the parking lot.  My wife, Diane, has scolded me many times for
leaving the keys in the ignition.  My theory is the ignition is the best
place not to lose them.  Her theory is that the car will be stolen.  As I
burst through the doors of the church, I came to a terrifying conclusion.
Her theory was right.  The parking lot was empty.

I immediately call the police.  I gave them my location, confessed that I
had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.  Then I made the
most difficult call of all, "Honey," I stammered.  I always call her "honey"
in times like these.  "I left my keys in the car, and it has been stolen."

There was a period of silence.  I thought the call had been dropped, but
then I heard Diane's voice. "Ken" she barked, "I dropped you off!"  Now it
was my time to be silent.

Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me."

Diane retorted, "I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I have not
stolen your car!"

Feb 3, 2012

Corrupt Senator Dies; Should he choose Heaven or Hell for Eternity?


While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator(that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St.. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."


"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.


"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."


And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.


The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course.


In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.


Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.


They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.


Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.


They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.


Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.


The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven...”


So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.


"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."


The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."


So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell...


Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground.


The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.


"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"


The devil smiles at him and says,
"Yesterday we were campaigning,


Today, you voted!"

VOTE WISELY in 2012!!!

Feb 2, 2012

'Dead' Potomac Phil predicts months of D.C. gridlock

They couldn't find a live groundhog for this.
WASHINGTON - Potomac Phil, in his first prognostication ever, agreed with Punxsutawney Phil. Both predicted six more weeks of winter.


Potomac Phil, a stuffed groundhog, made the prediction after seeing his shadow at Dupont Circle.
D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans conferred with the rodent before making the announcement.

"It looks like there are a lot of shadows out here folks. Six more weeks of winter and nine more months of gridlock in the Congress," Evans said.

D.C. has proclaimed Thursday D.C. Groundhog Day. (It was a DC radio station prank.)

Other stuff:
* The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII

* We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

* If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers

* Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

* Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

* When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

* Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

* If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno

* Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton

* Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

* The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. ~P.J. O'Rourke

* I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

* A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

* Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~Gore Vidal

* I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle

* Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson

* Don't vote, it only encourages them. ~Author Unknown

* There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Roger