Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

May 31, 2009

Tiller’s shooting death, and a few predictions

Filed under: abortion — by lindyborer @ 4:38 pm
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One of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions, Dr. George Tiller, was shot to death at his church this morning. 

We should all pray for this man’s soul.

This will serve as a catalyst to further demonize the pro-life movement by the left, and it wil be an opening for second amendment opponents to attempt to grab guns. 

More on this to come…

May 27, 2009

“Deficits”

Filed under: economy,politics,tax and spend — by lindyborer @ 4:26 pm
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Gotta post this. 

Government takeovers and why this is not okay

Back from a long and busy weekend, with a lot to say, and so very little time to say it!  Best get on with it.

Some news items of late that are itching at me:

1)  Obama taking over Chrysler (and everything else.)  This whole government taking over private industry is not what the USA does.  It is not what the USA has been about, and it is not what has made the USA great.  It is, however, what the governments in third-world countries do, and it is a favorite activity among people like Hugo Chavez…and Barack Obama, apparently. 

I realize that many of us are just too busy with life to stop and consider–really consider–what is happening in the USA right now.  But the one thing that I think we should do collectively is ask whether or not this is Constitutional.  (It’s not.)  And we should ask ourselves why we’re so complacent.  Is it because we’re ignorant?  Apathetic?  Scared? 

The last option is kind of interesting, in that I believe many business owners are scared.  Of the government.  And that is not okay in the United States of America.  For frick’s sake, I cannot even believe that I have to type that out, but there’s going to be a tipping point.  The whole Chrysler thing might not be directly affecting you or me right now, but at some point, the government is going to get involved in your life or livelihood, and you’re not going to like it.  There have been countless Chrysler dealerships–many of them family-owned and operated, that have been forced–FORCED–by the government of the US to close their doors.  And there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme nor reason as to why.  IMO, if you’re going to start forcing out private businesses, there had better be a damn good way of deciding just what the criteria is for your decision.  It would make the most sense to close those with poor sales or management or no profit.  But that is not the case. 

What these closing dealerships DO have in common is that they all have a history of making donations to Republican political candidates or to opponents of BO.  

Via Gateway Pundit:

• Vernon G. Buchanan: $147,450 to GOP candidates and organizations
• Wallace D. Alley and Family: $4,500 to GOP.
• Robert Archer: $4,600 to GOP and conservative causes.
• Homer S. Higginbotham and Family: $2950 to GOP.
• James Auffenberg and Family: $28,000 to GOP; $6,000 to one Democrat candidate.
• Michael Maroone and Family: $60,000 to GOP; $8,500 to two Democrat candidates.
• Jerome Fader: $6,500 to Democrats; $2,500 to Independent Joe Lieberman.
• Stephen Fay and Family: $13,500 to GOP.
• William Numrich: $20,000 to GOP.
• Robert Carver: $10,000 to Democrats including $1,950 to Hillary Clinton, nothing to Barack Obama.
• Robert and Linda Rohrman: $24,000 to GOP.
• Frank Boucher, Jr. and Family: $18,000 to GOP, $1,000 to one Democrat candidate.
• Scott Bossier: $4,300 to GOP.
• Todd Reardon: $17,000 to GOP; $2,000 to one Democrat candidate.
• Russ Darrow and Family: $78,000 to GOP.
• Bradford Deery and Family: $24,700 to GOP.
• Charles Gabus and Family: $30,000 to GOP.
• Brian Smith: $15,500 to GOP.
• Michael Schlossman: $14,000 to GOP; $14,000 to three Democrats ($12,500 to Sen. Russ Feingold).
• Don Hill: $11,000 to GOP; $12,800 to conservative incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler.
• Don Miller: $2,000 to GOP; $1,000 to Feingold.
• Eddie Cordes: $2,150 to GOP.
• Robert Edwards: $1,100 to GOP.
• James Crowley: $19,100 to GOP.
• Stanley Graff: $2,200 to John Edwards (2008 Presidential Run); $500 to GOP.
• John Stewart: $10,500 to GOP.
• John Fitzgerald and Family: $4,600 to John McCain (2008); $2,000 to Hillary Clinton (2008); nothing to Barack Obama.
• William Churchill and Family: $3,500 to GOP.
• Thomas Ganley: $9.450 to GOP.
• Gary Miller: $20,000 to GOP.
• Kevin and Gene Beltz: $18,500 to GOP.
• Arthur Grayson: $14,000 to GOP.
• Eric Grubbs and Family: $26,000 to GOP.
• Michael Leep and Family: $19,500 to GOP; $4,800 to three Democrats including Sen. Evan Bayh.
• Harry Green, Jr.: $10,000 to GOP.
• Ronald Hoover: $5,250 to GOP.
• Ray Huffines and Family: $18,500 to GOP.
• John O. Stevenson: $1,500 to GOP.• James Marsh: $8,200 to GOP.
• Max Pearson and Family: $112,000 to GOP.

This is not right, people.  It did occur to me that this just might be representative of most entrepeneurs or business owners to be Republican.  But it would be comforting to see a list of the Obama Administration Auto Task Force’s list of criteria for forcing these business closed.  (Nope.  It wasn’t Chrysler’s decision.  And yes, that would be a blatant violation of the Fifth Amendment.  Constitution, schmonstitution.)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, right?  What, exactly, is stopping Barack Obama right now from closing down any industry he wants?  He stated during his campaign that cap and trade would, necessarily, bankrupt the coal industry.  (From which most of us derive most of our energy, btw.)  Since when do presidents go around deciding to cherry-pick industries to bankrupt? 

In this vein, I ran across this from The Cynical Christian (whose blog, incidentally, always seems to serve up a gem or two):

The lesson I’d like people to learn from the Obama administration is that the rule of law hangs by a very thin thread. You can have all the constitutions you want–the government will do whatever it wants unless somebody musters the will to stop it.

Gov’t: “We’re taking over the banks!”
Us: “Gotcha.”
Gov’t: “And the auto industry!”
Us: “Alrighty.”
Gov’t: “Probably gonna get health care next!”
Us: “Umm…okay.”

If they can do what they’ve done so far, why couldn’t they take over restaurants, or grocery stores, or internet service providers, or anything else? What legitimate argument could you make against them? That it’s beyond their constitutional authority? Ha! We left that behind a long time ago.

On to news item number two:  Obama supreme court appointee Sonia Sotomayer.  She’s a woman, she’s a Latina, and she’s empathetic.  Hence, she’s Obama’s gal.  Except she’s not apparently that familiar with the primary role of a SC justice, which is supposed to interpret the US Constitution as it is written, blindly.  Sotomayer’s career has been filled with instances of judicial activism, something that no one–left or right–wants on the Supreme Court.  And apparently, she’s not in agreement with the Second Amendment.

The Second Amendment is a big deal.  The right to own and carry a gun is the right that protects all other rights.  It’s why the NRA has such a huge support base, from those on the right and on the left.  And recall that only last year, the Supreme Court handed down in D.C. v. Heller that–now, take a deep breath, here–private American citizens have the right to own and carry guns!  Now, if you’ve recovered from that shock, know that this wasn’t a 9-0 vote as it should have been, but a 5-4 vote.  Ken Blackwell details Sotomayer’s opinions (which should, in all reality, have absolutely NOTHING go do with her role on the Supreme Court, should she be approved) on this decision, and why gun owners have a new fight on their hands. 

And news item number three, which I had previously discussed:

What do Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, George Soros, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet all have in common?  Read the link to find out, and try not to vomit in the process.

Meeting of World’s Richest Names Pro-Abortion Population Control As Main Cause

Oh, goody.  Eliminate poverty by…eliminating people.  Fantastic idea!  Not evil or draconian in the least.

“Hey, let’s all meet so we can coordinate our charitable donations.”

Awww.  That’s nice.

“Hey, let’s work on eliminating poverty!”

Gee, that’s wonderful.  How are they going to go about doing that? 

“Let’s focus on eliminating poor people!”

Wait a minute…

May 21, 2009

technical difficulties

Still enmired in technical difficulties…well, one difficulty, really.  That being no way to get online without husband’s phone.  And said husband tends to work 26 hours/day.  This accounts for the erratic posting, which will be even more erratic the next three days.  Bear with me, please.  

Thanks ever so much. 

But today brings with it load upon load of laundry, that has suddenly and magically piled up before my very eyes.  And thus, I’m off to my task.

But I’ll leave you with one link.  Remember the letter from a recovering liberal?  Here’s the follow-up.

May 20, 2009

Connect all the little dots, people.

Filed under: abortion,Catholicism,politics — by lindyborer @ 7:10 am
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A fascinating piece.  Not to be missed.

Frankfurt School Reigns Supreme

I never really knew a Marxist’s perspective on abortion, did you?

May 19, 2009

Obama at Notre Dame: The fallout, UPDATED

Filed under: abortion,Catholicism,politics — by lindyborer @ 8:39 am
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“For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb” -Psalms 139:13

Obama’s words at the Notre Dame commencement were no great surprise.  He was, as usual, full of platitudes about “holding hands,” “dialogue,” and “coming together.”  No doubt much of what he said was appealing to those on both sides of the issue.  There are many who find comfort where they may, even in empty words that change absolutely nothing.  But, for all Obama’s pontifications on openness and dialogue, to genuinely reflect upon the horror of the very act of abortion renders simple “dialogue” and acknowledgement of our differences as ridiculous.  How does one meet in the middle upon such an issue?  Where is the middle ground on life and death? 

As far as dialogue goes (linked here):   

It’s easy to ramble on about how everyone should be civil and learn to respect each others’ viewpoints, when your side of the debate is sitting on a Supreme Court decision that renders the opposing position illegal.

Indeed.  It is very easy to sound magnanimous and even conciliatory toward those in opposition to you when it is in your power to keep them there.  Obama is a genuine self-aggrandizer; he loves and excels at rhetorical language that makes everyone feel good about themselves.  He has mastered the art of sounding like he cares.  But (as Steele said), his actions speak louder than his words. 

Again, I ask:  How does one find common ground on this? 

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Meanwhile, does it not strike anyone else as particularly ironic that an elderly priest, praying the rosary in protest of the abortion president being honored at the university of Our Lady, being arrested and carried away from a CATHOLIC INSTITUTION? 

Also, that the original Jane Roe, Norma McCorvey, was herself arrested for protesting this travesty?

For a far more nausea-inducing brand of irony, how about Obama wearing a robe with a prayer inscribed to the Virgin Mary, patroness of the unborn, upon his breast?  And this picture, of Obama raising his hand while conferring a blessing upon the graduates (no doubt thinking that the power of blessing was from himself and not from God):

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Were I someone who did not believe in a Divine Creator, I believe that I would still be somewhat troubled by donning a robe dedicated to the mother of that Creator, if my positions happened to be so diametrically opposed to everything for which they stood.  Even were I a “person of faith,” but not necessarily Catholic, and held pro-abortion positions to the extreme degree, I can’t but help thinking that the small, self-preservation portion of my being would flair up an alarm at so brazenly flying in the face of such a core teaching of Catholic Christianity.  Were I wrong, the thought of being held to account for my hand in enabling the horrific deaths of millions of innocent babies would, in effect, chill me to the core. 

Take comfort in these words from yesterday’s gospel:

Jn 15:26-16:4a

Jesus said to his disciples: 
“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father,
he will testify to me.
And you also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.

“I have told you this so that you may not fall away.
They will expel you from the synagogues;
in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you
will think he is offering worship to God.
They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me.
I have told you this so that when their hour comes
you may remember that I told you.”

And another excellent link:

Archbishop Chaput:  Obama Honor a Fitting Bookend for Catholic Higher Ed

UPDATE:

Obama’s Fuzzy Logic, by Matt Spivey:

President Obama continued this disconnected rhetoric by urging this generation to “decide how to save God’s creation from a changing climate that threatens to destroy it.”  Strangely, though, the president seems okay destroying one of God’s other creations.  Only in a liberal’s mind would saving the planet carry more value than saving a life.

and later,

President Obama not only caused great confusion with his words for this generation, his moral relativism should cause great concern for people of all generations.  He assumes that truth is relative because we may all passionately hold beliefs that are diametrically opposed.  

When Obama advocates for all opinions and deems all perspectives valid, he is implying that no ultimate truth exists.  It’s as if one person can say that stealing is okay while another condemns it, and they will just have to agree to disagree.  There is an inherent wrongness in stealing that cannot be avoided.  The abortion controversy is also one of those moral discussions with no gray area in which a support for innocent life and a support for the destruction of innocent life can co-exist.

When we reach a point in which anything goes, everything will.  According to the president, as long we feel strongly enough, we can never be wrong.  Unfortunately, terrorists would make the same argument.  The protection of innocent life and the preservation of the inalienable right to life are not to be bargained by lawyers, grandstanded by politicians, or debated by emotional activists.  Life is life.  Morality is morality.  There is no wavering or reinterpretation of this.

It all does boil down to that.  Is there objective truth?  Moral relativism–it will be the ruin of this nation.

May 16, 2009

Remember mom’s wise words when dealing with Alinsky-ites

Filed under: politics,the Left — by lindyborer @ 7:15 am
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Obama was weaned on radical Saul Alinsky’s ideas.  One of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is number 4, “Ridicule is a man’s most potent weapon.”  Conservatives are being targeted by Obama and his goon squad mercilessly.  This is their favorite method.  It is below-the-belt 99% of the time, and they don’t have to use rational argumentation in order to do it. 

So, how does one deal with an organized force that collectively acts as bad as a kindergarten playground bully?  Well, you read this:

Defeating Political Ridicule by Kyle-Ann Shiver

Fascinating stuff.  Don’t take the bait.

May 14, 2009

the Obama card

Filed under: Humor,politics — by lindyborer @ 9:37 pm
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if you think this post was necessary, you’d be right

I simply can’t go a day without mentioning any of the following:

1)  I wrote a few posts back about Mothering magazine’s advocating the radical left-wing, Marxist group Code Pink.  Here is a clip of two of these morons attacking Donald Rumsfeld and his wife as they entered the White House Correspondents Dinner.  Of course, this type of thing happens all the time, and no, we never hear a word about it from the media.  Really, watch it.  Witness the depravity.

If you think these people have no lives, you’d be right.

2)  Sweden is now approving gender-based abortions.  If you think the slippery slope is well at work, you’d be right.

3)  How tyranny starts.  I’m anti-American, I suppose.

4)  What has happened to Europe?  Where are all the artists, thinkers, innovators, and entrepeneurs? 

What has happened is that Europe, with a few exceptions, has lost its creativity, intellectual excitement, industrial innovation, and risk taking. Europe’s creative energy has been sapped. There are many lovely Europeans; but there aren’t many creative, dynamic, or entrepreneurial ones.

 A true must-read, the article linked talks about what happens when nations do away with religion and create welfare state social models.  And yes, if you assessed that this is directly where we’re headed…you’d be right.

5)  Remind Obama what transparency looks like.  If this cap and trade thing is going to be a reality, then we should demand that the taxes that our utility companies pass on to us be open and calculable:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is seeking original cosponsors for the Cap-and-Trade Tax Disclosure Act which will require utility companies to disclose and separately itemize the impact of cap-and-trade taxes on each customer’s utility bill. Sound tax policy requires that taxes should be visible to taxpayers and not buried in the cost of items we purchase. With this legislation, every utility customer – residential and business — will be able to identify the cost of cap-and-trade emissions that the utility is passing on to the customer. As regulated entities, utilities pass taxes on to customers, unlike unregulated companies that can also pass taxes on to shareholders and employees. The cap-and-trade tax is potentially the largest tax increase ever imposed. According to the Administration’s own budget document, the cost will be at least $646 billion over an eight-year period. No matter where you stand on the issue of cap and trade, both sides can agree that full disclosure and transparency are good public policy. 

Contact your representatives and tell them to support full disclosure of tax impact of cap and trade, especially the Democrats who have criticized the national eco tax, 202-224-3121.

Again, if you think that taxes are going to skyrocket under Obama’s unprecedented in the history of the world spending, you’d be right.

looking forward to summer

Filed under: This and that... — by lindyborer @ 6:49 am
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Is it Thursday already?  These weeks just fly…

My garden is in, my flowers are planted, and now I’m busy doing some other small home-repair items that have been on my list.  My goal for the summer is generally the same:  Long periods of lazing away outside with the kids, going to the pool, and working in the garden, plenty of front-porch-sittin’, punctuated by weddings.  I love summer.  If you’re in the area, please stop by and sit with me on my porch.  We can talk of cabbages and kings, or whatever else you have in mind.  It’ll be fun.  I’ll make lemonade.  I always toy with the idea of having some sort of summer soiree, complete with croquet, BBQ, lemonade and such, but I can never come up with a good date to do it…Dilemmas, dilemmas. 

What’s your favorite thing to do during a typical summer day?  Pool?  Hammock?  Weed the flower beds?  Do tell…

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