Miscellaneous Ramblings

(1) The Palin Selection


In a word, STUNNING!  I have never been a big fan of John McCain but, in my view, this was a Grand-Slam Homerun.  Her selection electrified the Christian Right and its timing was brilliant – the day after the coronation of The Grand Obama.  Just as the media was warming up to spend the next few days writhing and slobbering at the feet of their hero, Sarah Barracuda sucked all the air out of the room.


(2) Breathtaking Hypocrisy


Immediately after she was nominated, the Democrats jumped on the question of whether Palin was really qualified to be President of the United States.  In the kindest way possible, of course, they reminded us that McCain is over 70 and – well – anything could happen.  Now, in all fairness, I think it is appropriate to see this as a legitimate issue to raise.  After all, her credentials for the job are not that much better than The Grand Obama’s which, as we all know, are pretty close to zero. 


Interestingly, the Democrats have also been comparing Palin to Dan Quayle who they also savaged for being inexperienced.  What they are leaving out is that, by any yardstick, Quayle was eminently more qualified to be Vice President than BO is to be President.  He had served far more time in the Senate than Obama and had authored significant and important pieces of legislation.  Meanwhile, BO has been all but invisible during his short tenure in the Senate.  The fact is, until the Dems became terrified that Hillary Clinton was actually going to be their nominee, no one had ever heard of Barak Obama.  Also, before these people start getting too jacked up over their inane comparisons between Palin and Quayle, perhaps they should remember that QUAYLE WON!    


(3) Who Knew?


As we have heard ad-nauseam, the Democratic Party’s theme for this year’s campaign is “Change.”  Naturally, they have not been very forthcoming with specifics so we remain a little unclear what we will be changing from and what we will be changing to.  I guess that those of us in The Great Unwashed Masses will have to just trust that these details will be revealed to us when we need to know them.  In any event, isn’t it interesting that one of these innovative fresh-thinking “Agents of Change” has been lurking in the United States Senate for the last 35 years.  And all this time, we thought ol’ Joe Biden was nothing more than what he appears: an empty suit. 


(4) It’s a Strange Change


If BO’s idea of change is to team up with some pompous career politician who once plagiarized a speech from a self-avowed British Marxist, Neal Kinnock, he shouldn’t be too surprised in November if the American people tell him to, “Just Keep The Change.”  


(5) Maybe He Just Didn’t Want to Hire a Food-Taster  


Is it possible that what kept BO from putting Hillary on the ticket was a keen eye for self-preservation?  Maybe he noticed that when people get between the Clintons and whatever it is the Clintons want, they develop this mysterious habit of ending up dead.  It seems that the old saying, “Heavy lies the head that wears the crown” takes on a whole new importance when the one who wants your crown is a Billory. 


(6) Palin’s Pregnant Daughter


Within days after Palin was picked, some on the Godless Left began claiming that her four-month old child was actually her grandchild – the baby of her 17-year-old daughter.  Their “evidence” for this is a collection of photos taken of Palin during her pregnancy in which she appeared too thin to be pregnant.  Apparently, these degenerates are not aware that every woman is different and they don’t all look the same before they are pregnant, while they are pregnant, or after they are pregnant.     


Anyway, a couple of days later this nonsense was exposed as a lie when Palin announced that her daughter is actually five-months pregnant right now.  Although most people are bright enough to recognize that this girl couldn’t have given birth four months ago and be five months pregnant today, some of these nitwits continue to say that Palin’s baby is actually her grandchild!  Apparently, they believe that pregnancies can overlap.      


Of course, others on the Godless Left have now launched into a vicious diatribe about how the pregnancy of Palin’s unmarried teenage daughter exposes the hypocrisy of the Christian Right of which Palin, they say, is a member.  Naturally, they are conveniently ignoring the fact that the very foundation of our belief system is that we are all fallible.  In fact, if that were not the case there would be no need for Christ and no such thing as Christianity.  When Palin stated that her daughter was going to keep her baby and marry the baby’s father, that was the proper Christian response to the situation.  The Palin family obviously understands that the sin was the premarital sexual relationship and not the baby.  Contrast this to Barak Obama’s recent statement that, if one of his daughters became pregnant, he would not want her “punished” with a baby.  That alone should serve as irrefutable proof to every Christian that this man is a heretic and that his claim to be a Christian is a complete fraud. 


By the way, it has also been revealed that McCain knew of this situation when he picked Palin – more evidence of what a courageous act this was.             


(7) Qualifications Part 2


As we look at whether someone is qualified for any public office, it is important to understand that there are all sorts of qualifications to consider.  Perhaps the best example of this is Richard Nixon.  Surely, no one could argue that this man was not qualified or experienced enough to be President.  In fact, an argument could be made that he may have been one of the most qualified people who ever ran.  But despite that, he was a disaster for the country because he lacked character and a sense of morality.   


The problem is that, in America, we tend to give credibility to those who say that morality is not an issue in public service.  But in doing so, we ignore the fact that every decision a public official makes includes a moral component.  When deciding whether to spend money we don’t have or can’t repay, that is a moral issue as well as a financial one.  When considering the use of force in another country, that is a moral issue and not just a military one.  And the list goes on and on. 


So is Sarah Palin qualified to be President if something happens to McCain?  The answer is that, in the conventional sense, she probably isn’t.  By the way, that puts her in the same position as Barak Obama.  Like it or not, only a fool would suggest that Obama, McCain, Biden or Palin are even close to being the most qualified people in the United States to be President.  But when the issues are character and morality, only the most hardcore Democrat could see people like Barak Obama and Joseph Biden as qualified. 


This subject reminds me of the most profound analysis of American politics I ever heard.  It was William F. Buckley’s statement that he would rather see the country run by the first 535 people in the Boston phone book than by the 535 members of Congress.  The late Mr. Buckley clearly understood that the traditional yardsticks for determining whether someone is “qualified” for a particular job in politics haven’t served us all that well.


(8) Earth to Mr. Savage.  Earth to Mr. Savage.  Come in Mr. Savage.


I often find myself agreeing with the substance, if not the style, of what talk-show host, Michael Savage, has to say.  Recently, however, he said something that is completely asinine. 


He spent the first part of his show, correctly, identifying dangerous situations that are cropping up around the world, including the United States, because of what he calls, “Islamic-Facism.”  Next up on the program, he discussed his view of why McCain passed over Mitt Romney for VP.  It was because, according to Mr. Savage, evangelicals would not have been supportive of a Mormon.  And that may be true.  Then Savage angrily opined that a person’s religion should have no bearing on whether they are qualified to serve in public office.


Let’s get real here.  The only reason the “Islamic-Facist” behave as they do is because of their religious beliefs.  I am not suggesting that Mormons are comparable to these people or that they should not be allowed to hold public office, but I am saying that someone’s religious beliefs are not irrelevant or even unimportant.


The reality is that, contrary to popular misconception, we now live in a theocracy.  It was not meant to be that way, but over the years that is what it has become.  Secular Humanism is a religion, its priests are the nine judges on the Supreme Court, and the citizens of the United States are required to live by its dogma.  So the question is not whether we want to have politicians inflicting their religious views on us, the question is what particular religious views we prefer to be inflicted.  In such an environment, to suggest that a candidate’s religious views are irrelevant is nuts.

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Let’s face it the Democrats are terrified of Sarah Palin because she doesn’t fit the typical Republican stereotypes and now they have to try to find ways to discredit her. She is a conservative, pro-life woman, who walks the talk. Governor Palin made this statement about the birth of her son, who was diagnosed in-utero with Down Syndrome:

“Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”

Also because she comes from average means, she doesn't fit the stereotypical image of “country club” Republicans. I don't understand why everyone is saying she is the wrong choice because her daughter got pregnant. Makes absolutely no sense to me. Her daughter is accepting the consequences for her actions and should be applauded rather than bashed. While the road may not be easy, an unplanned pregnancy can bring unplanned joy! The Democrats and liberals are terrified of Sarah Palin because they know what a tremendous role model she will be for the cause of life.
# Posted By Mary | 9/2/08 1:53 PM
What these Democrats are really saying with their criticism is that Sarah Palin would only be good enough for them if she had aborted Trig and her daughter chosen abortion for her unplanned pregnancy.

Strikes me as if the American people have a real CHOICE now and that is what usets liberals more than anything.
# Posted By Servant | 9/2/08 3:58 PM
Palin is the epitome of the glory of a woman!

I often thought, "If your house is burning with babies inside, do you just stand outside and pray, or do you rush in and bare the heat in a full on rescue attempt?" I now believe Palin is that answered prayer, and it feels like the one heat we are needing to rush for is now white heat. Thank you everyone for prayers answered with Palin. Let's hit the heat and beat the fire breathing beasties burning our houses down. Let's show BO where to go.

Honest A C T I O N vs. O.K., too lazy today! Remember, there is blood in our silence. I pledge to get 10 non-voters to vote. Tomorrow, a visit to Republican Headquarters. Your prayers were not in vain! I highly respect McCain/PALIN ticket: Yes We Can! (lol) Change! Never Go Back! Country First!...but we must rush in!!!
# Posted By GeraSchmidt.com | 9/3/08 1:55 AM
Best blog I have read yet. I was seriously considering not even bothering to vote until McCain chose Palin. The GOP can not win without the PL vote. That is why they had to pick Palin. I think this choice has assured McCain the presidency, and has set the table for Palin to defeat Hilary in 2012.
# Posted By rick ellis | 9/3/08 11:02 AM
Several weeks ago, my brother and I was talking about
McCain should name as VP and I told him Sarah Palin
whom my brother had never heard of and who I had only
heard of a few months ago. I was a Huckabee supporter
and had a lot of misgivings about McCain - and still do -
but I figured that if McCain named her for her solid pro-
life, conservative credentials and because she is such a
stunning personality, as well as, a natural beauty,
McCain would win with her.

Needless to say, I was ecstatic when she was picked
and I have not been disappointed since.

However, Washington is still Washington, and in today's
column on WorldNetDaily(September 5, 2008) Allan Keyes
raises some important issues about her being unevenly
yoked to McCain who has supported embryonic stem cell
research in the past. Keyes also mentions her vetoing a
bill in Alaska which would have overturned an Alaskan
Supreme Court decision that would have mandated that
homosexual "couples" be given the same benefits as
married couples when her own Lt. Gov. - who is also a
woman - supported the bill overturning the Alaskan
Supreme Court decision. The reasons Allan Keyes cited
for Palin vetoing this bill didn't make much sense to him
or to me.

Does anyone know anything about this veto by Palin and
why she did it?

Also does anyone know if the McCain people are keeping
her away from meeting with any pro-life groups like
Focus on the Family or Family Research Council?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that while we have
reason to be ecstatic about Gov. Sarah Palin's selection
to be McCain's running mate, we also should keep our
eyes wide open and on the look out for any signs that
Washington and/or McCain's closest confidants who are
not pro-life are taking control of Palin's views and

John Craven
New Orleans
# Posted By John M. Craven | 9/5/08 6:28 PM
Am I the only one NOT excited about Palin? As a Christian
woman, I believe a wives place is at home with her children, that's the way God designed it. The woman is not the head of the man, but the man is the head of the woman.

Titus 2
1But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Christian wife and home schooling mother,
Tracy Mathews
# Posted By Tracy Mathews | 9/9/08 7:13 AM
The most outrageous hypocrisy of the whole subject of Sarah Palins son Trig is the fact that she knew while he was still in-utero that he would be born with Downs Syndrome.
Where the hypocrisy lies is when they (the Democrats) insist that they are not "pro abortion" they are "pro choice". However when it comes to Gov. Palins "choice"
to choose life they are very critical of her. Where is her right to choose? This just tells me that to them the word "choice" only applies when that choice is death.
# Posted By Anne Angelo | 9/15/08 8:27 PM
Mr. Crutcher -

As an Alaskan who is heavily involved in the pro-life movement,I want to let you know a few things about Sarah Palin.

First and most importantly, on pro-life and other issues, Sarah Palin likes to ride both sides of the fence. For example, she calls herself a pro-life feminist, which is a total oxymoron, for the on one hand she is encouraging women to embrace a lifestyle which totally seeks to destroy and has destroyed traditional family and convinces women to not let anything stand in their way - and that often includes their own children - of acheiving feminist success.

But I want to let you know most importantly, Mr. Crutcher, that Sarah Palin has not passed or even helped to move ONE PIECE of pro-life legislation here in Alaska since she's taken office. There have been five bills and two resolutions legislated and not one of them have
been passed. She held the key to at least moving two very
strong bills - partial birth abortion and parental consent for a minor's abortion - this past year by calling a special session, but she chose not to call them. For someone calling herself such a stealth pro-lifer, you'd think that she'd at least work to push one bill, but
she's done nothing, and I mean nothing, to help us in the pro-life movement a bit. She likes to try to please everyone by speaking one thing and doing another as many of us Alaskans have found out.

Mr. Crutcher, she'll say anything to get elected, just like she told us that she was for marriage between one man and one woman, yet one of the very first things she did in office was to make that homosexuals got state benefits, granting them the benefits of married couples in our state.

Sarah Palin is a lying shame and disgrace, and Mr. Crutcher, I hope that you and many Americans come to realize this before the elections.
# Posted By Mrs. Wayne Hunter | 10/26/08 6:48 AM

Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics