Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Post Christianity Christianity

As I've mentioned a few times here, I am not a believing Christian. However, I am a cultural Christian, and a "defender of the faith", in that I see that the tenets and followers of Christianity have built the most free, most prosperous, most decent civilization in the history of mankind.

Whatever its faults...by any adversary's measure (including mine)...that is simply the bald truth.

The American Constitution is the direct result of the influence of the Christian concept of "Equality before God".

And seriously, short of heaven, it just doesn't get better than that.

That being said...

I have some problems with the whole Christian story. I don't understand what appear to me to be unnecessary complexities and contradictions and what appear to be logic fallacies.

Except as they reinforce the divinity of the Christ and his mission, without which there wouldn't be much holding Traditional Christianity together, I don't see their point.

Of course, the problem with asking Christians, Christian clergy, Christian apologists and Christian historians and Christian Biblical scholars about the veracity or logic or likelihood of the correctness of the story, is that they, naturally, have a vested interest in it being true as the world currently understands it.

But if you approach it from (what I hope is) a disinterested point of view, it just doesn't hang together.

I don't want to insult any Christians....which is why I opened this post with my honest admiration of all the good wrought by their beliefs...but I just can't quite buy those beliefs as they are presented and seemingly understood by the Christian community of the World.

*  *  *

Here are a few of my observations.

Fundamental to Christianity is the need for ATONEMENT for the grave sin of Adam (and Eve?)

Without Adam's (and Eve's?) monstrous, horrifying, shocking, appalling, heinous, vile, hateful, abominable disobedience of God, Jesus doesn't have to "Die. For. Our. Sins".

But...what is this foul SIN of Adam (and Eve)?

From where I stand, it looks like evolution.

I know that some people believe that the entire Bible is literal truth. But many others understand it to be figurative in part, historical in part, and metaphoric in part.

I submit that Genesis is figurative.

Genesis seems to be telling us that Adam and Eve were living in an innocent time of pre-humanity. They lived like animals (in a good way) and ate like animals, and ran around naked, like animals. And just enjoyed being alive, generally hung out eating and sleeping and never worrying about much of anything, especially the future...like animals.

It was, kind of like, you know, Paradise!

But then, one day, they "ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil." Which I think is a figurative way of saying they reached the stage of evolution (or the moment God touched them on the forehead and "poof!") when they developed the ability to REASON, think abstractly, think creatively, developed free-will and self-agency.

Now, Christians says that through Adam (and Eve?), Sin entered the world.

Well, yeah.

Give man free-will, the ability to scheme - I mean "reason" - and some of things he thinks up are going to be bad, selfish, greedy, mean, cruel, thoughtless...

I don't think Adam (and Eve?) sinned. I think they just grew up. And growing up into Self-Awareness Self-Motivation, Self-Agency and Creative/Abstract thought...leads to a lot of possibilities for bad ideas and bad behavior - as well as Good ones.

And don't we just know it.

The Bible also says that God told them that if they ate of the Tree, they would surely die*. But it's obvious that they did not die, at least not right then. So, more figurative language. I think it means that when they became able to REASON, they became aware of their own mortality.

This would make you sad. This would be a major drag. So it sort of ruined the perfect happiness they had before.

Paradise Lost...


So. (Still according to the Traditional Christian Dogma) We are mortal because Adam (and Eve?) sinned by eating an apple.

So. We are destined to suffer eternal torture in hell because Adam (and Eve?) sinned by eating an apple after God said "Don't Eat It!)

AND...so the story goes, God loves us so much....(?)...that he sent his only begotten (on whom? just wondering) Son to die for our sins, and redeem our souls from this sickening, gruesome, sadistic, punishment unearned by every single human being who has ever existed on planet earth...except Adam (and Eve?)

Just a reminder, for centuries, Catholic Dogma had it that un-baptized babies who died, and all the people in lands where the Word of God was never heard—so they couldn't be 'saved'—went straight to Hell. Forever. Eternal punishment. Amen. Praise the Lord.

Now that just pisses me off. I find it hard to stay "nice" about it. When I think of all the horrors, terror, dread, distress, and nightmares this so-called Truth has given true believers, (Think of the terrified children! And mothers of still-born children, And parents whose children fall away from the Church, and husbands and wives and friends who are not believers that Christians must believe will be consigned to eternal fires of Hell.

Think of the kind of person you become if you believe that most of the people you will ever meet, like, befriend, even love, will spend eternity suffering in the eternal fires of hell being tortured by the Devil and his demons.

Crazy? Paranoid? Brokenhearted? Hardhearted? Cold? Distant? Suicidal? Fallen-Away Christian?

Personally, I'd rather have my beating heart cut out by an Aztec priest...and be done with it.

It's a shorter and kinder end.

* * * *

So, in my Post-Christianity Christianity all of this is bunkum.

There was no Original Sin by Adam (and Eve?) that brought Death and Sin into the world. There is no Original Sin to taint every new soul born into the world.

There was just Adam and Eve gaining Reason. The Genesis story is sort of: "Evolution in a Bite"

So...there is no need for The Atonement.

Jesus of Nazareth does not have to "Die. For. Our. Sins".

Doesn't mean he wasn't born on Earth.
Doesn't mean he wasn't crucified
Doesn't mean he wasn't resurrected.
Doesn't mean he isn't God's Son.
Doesn't mean his life and death and resurrection are not the most amazing things in the history of mankind.

It's just a different story.

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What if we consider all creatures God's children?

Is it plausible to imagine that there were some creatures created before Man?

Is it plausible to imagine that they were spiritual beings rather than corporeal beings?

Might we, just for convenience, call them "angels" ?

Might we assume, because they are spiritual, therefore have no material bodies, that they are what we would call "immortal" ?

Might we call them the older siblings of Mankind...who are also God's children?

Might we assume that there is a "birth" order among the angels. That some were created before others?

Might we assume, say, that there was a First Born and a Second Born....the two oldest brothers to the rest of the Children of God?

What if they were Lucifer and Jesus respectively? (of course those are not their real names...but just for identification purposes...I'll call them that)

What if after all the Old Testament relationship with the Chosen People, God decided it was time to send a representative to His People to lead them to the next stage in their relationship; to send them not just a human prophet, but a real, actual messenger from Heaven?

Now, what if God said to Jesus..."Listen, Son, I need you to be born on Earth as human and teach the Good News about Me to my people. It might be dangerous, because your body will be mortal, and people can be dangerous. But I really feel like a direct emissary from Heaven is what they need to grow in their relationship with Me and each other."

And Jesus, being a good son, said, "Sure, Dad. I'll do it."

Now....

...What if Lucifer, the actual Firstborn. Beautiful, strong, righteous, mighty, shining Lucifer, the Light Bearer of God, and older brother of Jesus...

...went, "What the...? He's choosing the Kid to go on this important mission?  What am I, chopped liver?"

And let jealousy and anger overtake him?

(Oh...did I mention that the first creatures of God - those angels - had free-will too?)

So.

What if Jesus was born as a natural child to Mary and Joseph Carpenter and grew up in beauty and grace - being the Son of God and all...as well as being a human, and when he was about 30, knew it was time for him to begin his ministry to God's people.

And what if Lucifer, who was watching and waiting and biding his time, began his campaign at the same time.

What if, in his jealousy, envy and anger, he got the idea that if Jesus failed...if he got more followers than Jesus, his Father would see that He should have picked him for this historic mission, instead of his little brother, and all would be right with the world again. So he went to work.

He whispered, he slandered, he tempted, he promised...he poured his poison into the ears of anyone who would listen, and it was often those who were also disposed to feel threatened by and jealous of Jesus because of the multitudes who were hungry for his Good News that God was a loving Father who wanted nothing but the best for his children, that He was not a distant King of Rules and Punishment and Law...but a Loving Father God of Mercy and Forgiveness.

All those who lived and prospered under the old ideas which gave them power and made them feared and important...hated the new guy and his blasphemous "Everyone is Equal in the Eyes of God" crap that was threatening to knock the pedestal of special status and privilege right from under their feet.

Well, you know what happened next.

And when Jesus died, and went to heaven sorrowful that he had failed his Father because he didn't live long enough to reach everyone with the Good News, and Lucifer delighted by his success, joined him to gloat over his victory and get the appreciation of his Father for his success in the contest...got rather the surprise of his life when God told him to, "Get the Hell out of Heaven!"

Which He meant quite literally...

And he had to find new digs...and it ended up being known as Hell.

(God knew what he was talking about.)

With Lucifer banished, God sat Jesus down and told him that he was a good Son, and not to feel bad about not being able to finish the job. He had a great idea that was going to blow everybody's mind and they'd NEVER forget either Jesus or his message of Good News about a loving Father God.

God was gonna resurrect Jesus' human body, and Jesus could go back and inhabit it just long enough to prove to his grief-stricken loyal followers...and thence to the rest of the world... that Jesus really was God's true messenger, and that what he told them was the undisputed Truth.

So, Jesus returns to Earth, showing up in what should be his dead body, but is alive and well...and scares the shit out of his friends (wouldn't it just!) until they are convinced it's really him, and he tells them that THIS...this immortality...this rising from the dead...is what God has in store for everyone. That death isn't the end. That hope is alive. That God wants to hang out with his kids, and for the family to be happy.

Everyone will be saved. (There is no eternal punishment of any kind). Amen. Praise the Lord.

People, DOES IT GET BETTER THAN THAT???

Talk about happiness, and hope, and love, and peace and joy!

And that's what they were supposed to say. And most of them did. But it got a little mixed up in the translations and the cultural references, and we got a story that's a little heavy on guilt and punishment, death and torture and eternity...instead of hope and life.

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Okay. I know some will say, "Wow, Gun, nice story. But what about all the criminals and killers and evil people. What happens to them? Are they gonna just waltz right into heaven. If so, why be good? What's the point, if what you do doesn't matter to salvation?

Well, of course what you do matters. In a lot of respects. First, you'll feel good. Being good has that effect. You'll be in touch with God right here and now. That's a plus. And you can really call Jesus, "Brother"...with all the respect and love and benefits thereof.

But I didn't say there wouldn't be a price to pay for being evil. I just said there was no eternal Hell. Big difference.

Remember the description of Hell is eternal fire?

Here's what that really is.

The pure light and truth of God shining into your soul.

If you've lived in the light your whole life, it'll be a sort of strong, warm hug from the Lord.

But if you'd lived in the darkness of sin, it will be a searing, blinding, blowtorch of a light, that will show every corner of your nasty little soul in a way that you will not be able to deny what's there.

And THAT will feel just like Hell. The heat will not be physical, of course, but psychic. And because, first and foremost, you are a Child of God, you will not be able to stand what you see there, the knowledge and awareness of it will burn you with shame and sorrow and you will want it gone. That is called "repentance"...and when the process is done...you'll be ready to enter the pearly gates.

I'd say the duration of the process will depend on just how wide and deep and labyrinthine the darkness is, and how stubbornly the individual remains in denial.

But hey, do you think you, no matter how cool and evil you think you are, can stand up to the cleansing light of God?  Yeah, good luck with that.

 So, yeah....everyone will be "saved."

Remember, God's pure light and truth is eternal. An eternal fire. And it will shine eternally on His children. But it won't burn and hurt forever. Just until the process of cleaning up that nasty, dark little soul of yours is complete.

The Fire is eternal. The pain and suffering is not.


* * *

Oh, one last thought. Lucifer will be saved too.

Yep. In the end he will repent too. He will miss his Father, and his Brother and all of the goodness they represent more than he loves his anger, and his pride.

And he may be the very last. I like that scene: We'll all be in heaven, looking over the wall, watching him approach the gate, horns in hand.

Witnesses to the Last Act of Deliverance.

He's standing there. Wanting to come home, but knowing how evil he has been, and what horrors he has instigated, worried that he might be even beyond the forgiveness of God.

The Gate opens, the light shines out, and Jesus walks out and says, "Hello, brother."

Lucifer falls to his knees in the silence of despair, until Jesus speaks the next words, "Welcome home."

He remains kneeling, head down in submission...and the Father comes out to join them. He puts out his hand and touches Lucifer's forehead...and there plays the eons of evil, like a movie in fast motion that Lucifer has done - for all and himself to see.

And he burns like a star in the righteous light of Truth.

And when it's over. Lucifer, too, cleansed by repentance, is delivered.

So, that's my story.  It's a Christianity that makes sense.‡

And I like a happy ending.

/gun

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*"The Wages of Sin is Death" is a familiar warning. And, of course, the reference is to Adam's (and Eve's?) sin, through which all succeeding generations suffer the consequences of whatever it was they supposedly did that was worse than Hitler's murder of millions of Jews, or Stalin's murder of millions upon millions of people...or Mao's murder of hundreds of millions of people...

...because, after all, their sins were NOT visited upon any subsequent generations. Just sayin'.



‡ "Making sense" can have, for me, elements of the supernatural. The story just has to hang together.

You can't have a loving God that damns people to eternal torment for anything. At all. Ever. Creatures who live in "time" can only commit "temporal" sins. So "eternal" punishment would be the product of a vicious sadist—neither just nor loving. You can have that God. I don't want him.

And one more important logical fail: In the story of Genesis, God supposedly tells Adam and Eve not to eat of the Tree in the center of the garden. We find out later that this is the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil".

If they ate the apple, before they ate the apple how would they know it was wrong? If you see what I mean...

If they ate the apple, before they knew the difference between Good and Evil...

...how could they be accused of doing Evil?

How could they have known that's what they were doing, if they hadn't yet eaten of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

See what I mean? It's circular reasoning. According to the Catholic Church (at least when I was in it), you can't commit a sin before you are 7 years old. (That's when you can receive First Holy Communion) It is considered the "age of reason". Until then, you are unable to distinguish good from evil. You're still just living within your appetites.

Wouldn't that be the same for Adam and Eve, before they reached the age of Reason, i.e., ate the apple from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

So how can what they did be a "sin"?

Doesn't hang together.

And without the "Fall"...there is no requirement for "Atonement".

And everything unravels.

Take it or leave it. It's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Praise the Lord.



Friday, October 17, 2014

Cartoon of the Day


Monday, October 13, 2014

Badassery in the Angelic Hosts

Looking up images of Michael the Archangel.

There's a VERY limited selection. There is one pose that is replicated ad nausea in different eras, in different media, in slightly different aspects...but nevertheless the same:



And he's always got that sword.

C'mon, people, it's the 21st century. Surely he'd have an AK or at least an AR...

Could somebody get on that, please?

I'll stay tuned.

thanks,

/gun

Rumination

The Media are:  Pimps for Progressivism

And it turns out many of the "liberal" churches are too.

Be careful what brand of Christianity you embrace. Many of churches that are emptying are cheerleaders (whores?) for Progressivism; for "Peace" (at any price); for environmentalism;  for class warfare; for collectivism.

The idea of a Christian Soldier and your INDIVIDUAL soul has been entirely lost to these emasculated eunuchs afraid of their own shadow, who believe in turning the other cheek while your country/wife/daughter/son is being raped.

Yeah, I'm a child of the 60's. I knew some of those in College.  One of them was my boyfriend until I found out.

Even then, I wanted a actual man.

Beware of Christophobes. They're everywhere. And some of them are running the Main Line Christian churches in America and the rest of the Anglophere.

There's one thing to say about Mooslims. Even if their so-called "religion" is actually a Satanic Death Cult:  They take their religion seriously, and they're passionate about it.

Of course, they're also peanut-dicked. Especially anybody in ISIS.

Talk about needing to COMPENSATE.

Just sayin'

/gun





Why Not?

I think I'll run for Congress.

My platform will be simple:

"Government is the problem. If you elect me, I'm going to do everything in my power to rip it down and all the fat, bloated, gluttonous, vampiric politicians-for-life with it."

How're my chances?

/gunslinger

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

This Must Be Read

From American Thinker.

A Culture of Incompetence

 
Obama’s left never accepts responsibility for anything.  Weaned on the sour milk of thuggish, tenured academicians and marinated in the surreal stew of lawyer-land, the odd creatures that infest our White House have no notion of work or honor or duty.  This manifests itself in different ways.

Mendacity has been elevated almost to a secular religion.  Obama, his officials, his armies of minor minions prevaricate with such aplomb that one wonders if they truly know when they are lying or telling the truth.  The disgraceful trail of obfuscations, dissimulations, and quarter-truths are invariably defended by the administration’s flacks with the mantra “we have seen no evidence.”  Of course we have not!  The evidence has been destroyed or hidden or lied about. 

Politicians lie, of course, and have as long as government has been around, but the sheer audacity of fabrications (the video that “caused” the Benghazi attack) rise to the level of Orwellian thought control, compounded by the utter indifference of the establishment media to calling out these lies.
Profound isolation from the governed is also a hallmark of our pathetic president and his hapless helpers.  How could Obama, with a straight face, adopt Reagan’s “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” line and assume that ordinary folk would yip for joy?

But the starkest manifestation is the culture of incompetence that pervades everything surrounding Obama and his friends.  The botched rollout of Obamacare, for example, led naturally to more noisy activity and more hilarious promises – but these are precisely the sorts of things Obama considers real work.  The hideous crimes of the Veterans Administration, carbuncles that even candidate Obama noted when he ran for president, suit him better unchanged, because that allows him to claim future victories against malfeasance and maliciousness in the VA.   

Obama and the left desperately need intolerable incompetence to infest every crevice of American life.  When things work well, who needs these people?  This is transparently clear and well understood, at least by sensible people, but a more opaque truth is the nasty fact that when leftists produce competent and honest governance, the demand for leftists drops just as much.   

Pain, misery, despair, confusion, hopelessness, and fear are the only sustenance of leftists.  All but the most diabolical leftists refuse to chant the old black magic of Bolshevism.  And here are the precise linguistic formulations of those Marxist spells:  “The worse, the better” and “The more innocent, the more guilty.” 

So Obama and his cabal instead graciously embrace a slovenly, casual, and dismissive incompetence.  They plow, they seed, and they sow a culture of incompetence.  Obama has surrounded himself with the most breathtakingly banal and ignorant and dull-witted caste of retainers of any president in our nation’s history.  His own utter lack of any executive experience – or, indeed, any experience at all in any productive work for which he could be held accountable by anyone – simply blesses the inevitable incompetence, errors, idiocies, and boneheaded blunders that seem to follow every step he takes.

The Frankenstein quilt-work of his presidency, a haphazard glop of minor disasters and serial deceptions, has now become a true monster.  As Prime Minister Netanyahu has tried to tell him, a nuclear Iran may mean our end, or at least great cities in radioactive smolders.  As doctors have doubtless told him privately, pandemics can slaughter huge chunks of mankind and dissolve civilization.  As even a Democrat stalwart like Panetta seems to have told him, radical Islam on the march is another world war.  

His frantic Democrats may even now be trying to end his sleepwalking, at least in time to preserve their chance at electing his successor.  Surely none of this really matters to him at all.  The worship of failure, the culture of incompetence, is deeply rooted in the sort of transcendent nihilism that is the lightless soul of leftism today.  Obama is simply its present avatar.

Pretty Simple

Okay. Can we agree that government is the problem?

Government is the problem.
Government has always been the problem.
Government will always be the problem.
Government cannot solve the problem...because...
Government is the problem.

To any sane, intelligent, reasonable, observant, non-somnolent person, this is patently obvious.

It's a pretty simple message. It's a pretty clear message. And it's a pretty easily documented and demonstrated message.

Why then can't "our side" get it across clearly to every voter?

If I was to guess...I'd say it's because the "Establishment" Republicans don't believe it. They like government, as long as they are running it, profiting from it, or getting paid by it.

Wow....who does THAT sound like?

Who do we turn to?

The Redcoats are running things.

/gun







Monday, October 06, 2014

Just Wow!

Lou Holtz nails it.

"The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.  The America that works, and  the America that doesn’t.  The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have not's, it’s the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. That’s the divide in America .

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility.  It’s about  a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country. 

That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.”  He noted  that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher  incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.  That is the rationale of thievery.

The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote  Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit. 

It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a  culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope.  The president’s  premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the  successful–seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of  their choices.  Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to different consequences. 

Those who  choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

Success and failure  usually manifest themselves in personal and family income.  You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college –  and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.
You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.  Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take .

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do.  There is significant income  inequality between us.  Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but,  our lives also have had an in equality of effort.  While my doctor went to  college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than  mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his  wealth?  No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes . 

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom.  The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail.  There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your  pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.  Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short sighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right,  while completely ignoring inequality of effort.

The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get."

Obama would turn that upside down.  Those who achieve are to be punished as  enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.   Entitlement will  replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster  equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.   America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.

What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism.  He fomented division  and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political  benefit. That’s what socialists offer.  Marxist class warfare wrapped  up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand."

Lou  Holtz


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Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and  active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

From the Mailbag


Picture of a soldier sleeping during an airport layover with his canine partner.
There is no measure of loyalty greater than that shown here. Sleep soundly soldier.
 
"A worthy goal in life is to be as good a person as your dog thinks you are!"

Speculative Thought

Just a thought.

Can you imagine how out-of-control things really are in the Barky administration, considering the quantity and embarrassing nature of the stuff the lick-spittle media is actually reporting?

That's a pretty frightening thought.

/gun 

All That You Can't Be

Yesterday, Josh Ernest (White House Press Secretary) actually said this:

“What we saw was a willingness that she [Julia Pierson, director of Secret Service] demonstrated in testifying before Congress under oath on live television today, a commitment to leading an agency with a very difficult mission,” he told reporters. “She is somebody who took responsibility for the incident that occurred about 10 days ago. She also took responsibility for ensuring that the necessary reforms were implemented to ensure it never happens again. That is a sign of leadership.”

I'm trying to think of something (besides everything that Barky himself says) that has ever had less truth in it.

And what does "taking responsibility" mean, when there are no consequences?

Under Julia (and possibly before) the Secret Service has become a hotbed of affirmative action hires.

Isn't that sweet?

How progressive.

How non-judgmental.

Yeah...the intruder beat down a female "Secret Service Agent" on his way into the house.

Wow. I know that I, as a woman, feel so proud, so equal, so important; and my self-esteem is so enhanced knowing that there was a female "Secret Service Agent" hired to "protect" the president.

The fact that she couldn't do the job. Was overcome by a random attacker. Was useless, and hardly caused the intruder to pause in his progress...hey, that doesn't make me feel worse...

...No, of course not. Social Justice is much more important that the President's life!

What matters is that a female has a badge, and is called a "Secret Service Agent". And we can all pretend she can do the job as well as a trained male.

See?

Optics. Optics. Optics. Perception is Reality. Politics. Politics. Narrative.

Does anything else matter?

Yeah, she did an outstanding job. What a hero. A role-model for young women everywhere.

Remember, girls, you can be ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE.

Uh huh.

Okay, maybe not anything that takes large physical size and formidable muscular strength.

But hey....why quibble, right?

God, I hate 'em.


/gun

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Green Marble Speech

Today, I heard people I generally respect praising Barky's UN speech.

Barky talked.

Barky can read a teleprompter.

Barky said cool stuff.

Barky "sounded" like a leader —

Yeah, pretty much because he said what everybody who's not a howling, hysterical Progressive or a filthy, degenerate Muslim has been saying for the last decade and a half.

Glad you caught up there, Cletus.

Barky "sounded" like a leader,

Okay I'll admit he hasn't even managed that for the last 5 years.

But if you don't mind, I'll think I just wait until he acts like one before I get too excited.

/gun


Hølder Quits?


DEMONSTRATING WHY HE NEEDS TO COMPENSATE WITH UNLIMITED POWER


I'd like to celebrate the fact that the vile Eric Hølder will no longer embarrass the United States of America by pretending to be their collective Federal Attorney General, but I'm confident his replacement will be equally odious. The Barking Wørm* will be nominating him, after all.

Besides, his new hand puppet won't be in place for months. So it's not like Hølder's cleaning out his desk this afternoon for an immediate walk of shame—would that it were.

Until we hear the magic words, '"ex-president Øbama", the Republic remains in the grip of  evil and destructive forces drooling over having two more years to do even more damage.

So, this Tea Party girl is not exactly aquiver with joy.

But at the same time, it won't hurt my feelings to see the back of this racist swine† for the last time.

/gun

*for newbies:
Barack = Barky (noun) = Barking (adjective)
"Wørm" is, I am certain, self-evident.

†Apologies to pigs, most of whom are perfectly adorable.

Are We Past the Awkward Stage?

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."

Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution

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When do we get to start shooting the bastards? 'Cause we'd better do it before it's too late.

We have the firepower. We just have to know when to use it.

We can't jump the gun, or we'll be seen as lone-wolf crazies or simple criminals.

But we can't wait until the government agents are at our door to confiscate our guns or after it makes ammunition almost impossible to buy*. Because that is where the Progressive Collectivists are heading...Second Amendment be damned...that you can count on.

Better people than I are considering the problem. Here're the thoughts of one of them, in chronological order:

Where to Draw the Line (2009)

Where to Draw the Line (September 2014)

Government Thugs are certainly working on the intimidation angle...who will be next?

 A little info on the Olofson Case

We need a plan.

/gun


*California almost passed a bill to require background checks for all ammunition sales. Time-consuming. Expensive. Invasive. It didn't pass this time...but in the People's Republic of California...it will.