Archive for the ‘Character’ Category
Posted by DNW on 2014/08/14
A little while ago I posted on my failed project to enter into a constructive dialog with a liberal … any liberal at all. The latest case being, one John The Liberal, the proprietor of the “American Liberal Times” blog.
That was then.
Today, my morbid curiosity got the best of me and I returned to glance at his blog once again. Like a gruesome accident, it’s hard to look at, and equally hard to look away from.
Well, despite his occasional references to his advancing age, his daily torrent of senescent vitriol seems completely undiminished. The single minded, monomaniacal obsessiveness of it all would astonish me if I had not seen it all before with other elderly liberals.
What remains shocking however, is the near total mental disconnect of these people from reality. In particular, this guy’s worldview must have been formed on another planet entirely.
Just a couple of amazing examples will be provided. Amazing in their brazen intellectual lunacy. Amazing in their psychological autism, and in the obvious inability of the author to self-audit or pay any attention to facts at all.
And bear in mind that for what little it is worth, this fellow regularly purports to be a Christian, if a proudly liberal one, whose God is “love”.
At any rate, introducing just a little more of John The Liberal. (Try not to laugh at the hat.)
John The Liberal has a few observations and rhetorical-style questions.
We will – as a pure exercise as he will likely never read this – try to help him (or those like him) understand the real world better, and more accurately, through listing his remarks as “questions” and “comments”, and then proposing our “answers”.
1, Question from John:
“It seems that some “Christians” . . . ( I have no reason to doubt they are Christians . . . I am not their judge and jury . . . That is God’s Business) . . . some Christians seems to be Hell-bent ( pardon the unintended pun) on getting themselves into trouble by trying to export their belief system to foreign cultures . . . did you ever notice?”
Yes we have. This is probably due to the fact that it is a critical and essential part of their faith according to its very Founder. Sometimes it is referred to as “The Great Commission” . You have repeatedly referred to your own religious faith in terms which would lead one to assume that it had, or once had, something to do with Christianity as well. So perhaps you heard of the command to evangelize at one time.
The following references were mostly taken directly from a Bible verse site which easily accessible to anyone looking to confirm.
Matthew Chapter 28
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God
And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?”
It should also be noted that Church history records that all the original apostles did in fact “get into trouble” exporting their faith to foreign cultures; with only one apostle even surviving the commission: albeit in exile. The plain fact is that the faith was at one time foreign to all cultures; even the culture of its homeland.
So yes, John. Many people have noticed.
2, Comment from John:
“I am one of those “Liberal Freaks” who firmly believes that if some pew-jumper church starts preaching politics from the pulpit it should lost its tax-exempt status . . . period . . . end of story. Why should they rake in millions of tax-free dollars for their big wig preachers to live high on the hog on and be able to shove their politics down their parishioners’ throats at the same time?
It has nothing to do with “freedum of ree-ligiun” at all.
It has to do with trying to mix politics and religion – – and that is something that simply cannot work out in the long run. …
I’m all in favor of the government taxing the Living Hell out of any church that makes itself a virtual headquarters of some political party.
Share this:callous! I didn’t mean for it to sound that way but I think it has to be asked.)
Answer: Jeremiah Wright and Trinity United
3, An “observation” from John The Liberal of American Liberal Times:
“When tyranny comes to a nation it always comes wrapped in a flag and carrying a gun and a Bible.”
Robespierre and the efforts of his friends and allies
Posted in Blogging Matters, Character, Christianity, Humor - For Some, Insanity, Liberal, truth, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/04
Yeah, like that’s ever gonna happen. But seriously, Hamas used the media as human shields as they launched a rocket aimed at Israel from the Gaza hotel that the media uses.
Will the media wake up to the Truth? Is the Pope Hindu?
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/02
An “women’s health clinic” (read: abortion mill) got closed down because it grossly failed its health inspection. A Planned Parenthood abortion mill in Northeast Ohio got a big, fat fine because it failed its health inspection.
It’s not like it was a surprise what they needed to do. They have all the regulations available to them. It’s an open-book exam. And, apparently, an open-and-shut case.
(I’m allowed to mix my metaphors because my brother’s the University English professor, not me.)
Posted in abortion, Character, Health, Health Care, Law, Personal Responsibility, Pro-Life, society | Tagged: abortion, health inspection, Ohio, Planned Parenthood, women's health | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/29
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 comes out in November, and I, for one, am waiting on pins and needles for it to come out on DVD. If you haven’t seen The Hunger Games or The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, what are you waiting for? A personal invitation? (This is it.)
Let’s just say I believe Democrats and Establishment Republicans should be fearful these movies might put ideas in the heads of We, The People. So, watch the movies.
HT The Other McCain
Posted in Character, Culture, Entertainment, Law, Movie Reviews, Philosophy, politics, society, war | Tagged: Mockingjay, The Hunger Games | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/20
In light of Senate Democrats’ 100 percent vote to allow abortion on demand until the day a child is born, in an attempt to stop the various States from enacting any restrictions or protections, I have decided to reprint an article I wrote in 2012.
From Teen Breaks.com:
My name is Gianna Jessen… I was aborted, and I did not die. My biological mother was 7 months pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood in southern California, and they advised her to have a late-term saline abortion.
A saline abortion is a solution of salt saline that is injected into the mother’s womb. The baby then gulps the solution. It burns the baby inside and out, and then the mother is to deliver a dead baby within 24 hours.
This happened to me! I remained in the solution for approximately 18 hours and was delivered ALIVE… in a California abortion clinic. There were young women in the room who had already been given their injections and were waiting to deliver dead babies. When they saw me the abortionist was not yet on duty and had me transferred to the hospital.
I should be blind, burned… I should be dead! And yet, I live! Due to a lack of oxygen supply during the abortion I live with cerebral palsy.
When I was diagnosed with this, all I could do was lie there. They said that was all I would ever do! Through prayer and hard work by my foster mother, I was walking at age 3 ½ with the help of a walker and leg braces. At that time I was also adopted into a wonderful family. Today I am left only with a slight limp. I no longer have need of a walker or leg braces.
…Death did not prevail over me… and I am so thankful!
Teen Breaks has more stories from abortion survivors. Teen Breaks is ready, willing, and able to help teens out. You don’t have to be pregnant, or even a girl, to reach out to them. They’re there to provide a loving environment, information, and a community of support for you as you are bombarded by pressures and life’s travails. If you’re a “cutter”, cutting yourself to regain a sense of control or to zone out or to get relief from life’s stresses, you’re not alone. 1 in 200 teen girls have done it. Teen Breaks is there for you, ready to help you.
Pregnant and need help?
You can talk with someone by phone, e-mail, text, chat live online or be shown where there is a pregnancy center near you. And remember, everything is confidential and free!
Click above to chat live or text “TEEN” to 313131.
Claire Culwell’s April 2010 story from Stand For Life:
Putting a Face To What You’re Fighting For
By Claire Culwell
A year ago, when I was 21 years old, I met the woman who gave birth to me. I had always dreamed about the day I would meet her, and it NEVER involved the most significant part of it all…learning that I was an ABORTION SURVIVOR. She was 13 years old when she became pregnant with me and the only option she knew of (according to her mother) was abortion. She proceeded to go to an abortion clinic nearby where she had an abortion. A few weeks later she realized she was still pregnant and decided to go to an out-of-state late-term abortion clinic to have a second abortion. During her examination at the late-term abortion clinic, she was told that she had been pregnant with TWINS. One was aborted, and one survived. She was also told that it was too late to have even a late-term abortion. She decided to give me up for adoption when I was born two weeks later. If you ask her now, she will tell you that if she had known the results of abortion vs. adoption, she would have gone straight to the adoption agency instead. Putting me up for adoption (and giving me the best family I can imagine) was a life-changing decision for all of us.
Because of the abortion, I was born 2 ½ months premature and weighed 3 lbs 2 oz. I was on life support and had to stay in the hospital for 2 ½ months until I could be brought home. My hips were dislocated and my feet were turned (because during the abortion, the sac that held my body together was broken) and when I was brought home I had 2 casts on my feet and a harness. I was put in a body cast for 4 months, and I didn’t walk until I was over 2 years old. It still affects me even today.
[continue reading at the above link]
And Claire Culwell’s amazing 2011 video:
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/19
The Editor of The First Street Journal found another lying Democrat. There are some rules of writing that say when a word is defined in part by a qualifier, the qualifier is unnecessarily redundant; therefore, it is unnecessarily redundant to add the qualifier “lying” to the word “Democrat”. Democrats win elections by lying. There is a good chance that Democrats would never have more than a small minority position in most State Legislatures and the US government without their lies. Republicans want to throw granny over the cliff. Republicans have a war on women. Republicans are all racists. Heck, the race card has been so overplayed as to not mean anything anymore. Democrats have fought for all the Civil Rights Laws we have in this country. The long list of proven Democrat lies could go on forever. So what’s so important that the Editor of The First Street Journal would point out another Democrat lying? It’s the Pro-Life nature of the Democrat. Or, rather, it’s the lie that he’s in any way Pro-Life at all.
Well, we have just found out how pro-life Senator Casey really is. The pro-abortion forces introduced S. 1696, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which is designed to eliminate state restrictions on abortion, through the entire nine months of pregnancy. It was in response to restrictions imposed in states like Texas, where abortion clinics are required to meet rigorous safety and health standards. The Texas law is designed, unquestionably, to reduce the number of abortion clinics in the Lone Star State, but it was also in response to “Dr” Kermit Gosnell’s little shop of horrors. When it came time to actually vote on S. 1696, the devout Roman Catholic, pro-life Senator Casey, who represents the state in which “Dr” Gosnell was “practicing,” voted for the bill, as did every other Democrat in the Senate.
With that vote, Senator Casey just told us, through deeds, that his words are nothing but lies. Senator Casey could have attempted to provide some “moderation,” some bit of pro-life sentiment, which he claims to have, by voting against the bill, because, in the end, the bill is both symbolic and meaningless: its chance of passage by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is infinitesimally small.
If you’re Pro-Life, you cannot vote Democrat. Because Democrats are only Pro-Life to get your vote. Afterward, they are pro-abort in every sense of the word. But you also have to be careful which Republican gets your vote. Because there’s more than one Republican who is pro-abort. And no Democrat wants you to see the photos to the left, because that might make you vote against the Democrat and against abortion on demand.
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/14
Posted in Character, Culture, genocide, Islam, Israel, media, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, politically correct, politics, Religion, society, terrorists, truth, war | Tagged: Anti-Semitism, fsck Palestine, Hamas, Pro-Israel | Leave a Comment »
Posted by DNW on 2014/07/02
Well, Surprise, surprise!
We see the collaborationist media and national socialist Obama supporters struggling to explain why Americans feel less free.
Not so free any more
” ‘I think this decline is interesting in terms of perception,” says Jon Clifton, managing director of the Gallup World Poll. “Certainly the previous numbers make sense in terms of our classic self-perception. The recent numbers do not.”
One possible explanation for the sharp decline in the US is that Americans have been feeling constrained by the economy since 2006 – and their options have declined in a concrete, material way, Gallup says.
“The decline in perceived freedom among Americans could be attributed to the U.S. economy,” the report says. “Many Americans continue to lack confidence in the country and continue to see it as one of the biggest problems facing the country.”
Still, the report notes, there are some problems with this hypothesis: Self-reported job creation has rebounded, Americans are “feeling better about the economy,” and spending habits in the US are near their pre-recession levels.”
“Why?” they ask do Americans feel less free?
It is because those Americans still capable of personal responsibility and the act of self-governance, know that we are.
The individual mandate, aka the “shared individual responsibility provision”, which for the first time in our political history lays an open-ended and uncontingent Federal purchase mandate upon, and a life energy redistribution claim against the existence of, each and every American, does obviously lessen our historic political and economic right to choose.
It’s the institution of a blatant fascism in America, plain and simple; and the degraded miscreants who support the individual mandate (and its social insurance predicate) well know it.
So why the pretended mystery? Because to admit the reason would ultimately be to assign moral responsibility – to the very left-fascists of the present Administration and Senate in whose service the collaborationist media have placed themselves.
And if there is one thing moral garbage will not take responsibility for, it is for the consequences of their own life decisions and actions.
And isn’t programmatically avoiding responsibility for self, exactly what constitutes the very essence of modern liberalism?
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/06/14
Check this out:
In a new Pew survey, nearly half of respondents said they would be unhappy if a member of their immediate family married an atheist, including 73 percent of conservatives, 51 percent of moderates, and 24 percent of liberals. In fact, liberals were only slightly more likely to be unhappy if a family member married a born-again Christian.
Now, why would any Christian or Jew ever align with the Left? Can you answer me that, Leftist Catholics and Jews?
Posted in Character, Christianity, Culture, Liberal, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, politics, Religion, society | Tagged: Leftists hate Christians, Leftists hate God, Leftists hate Israel, Leftists hate Providence | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/06/12
HT Bmore (Note: His link changes on a regular basis, so it won’t always show the graphs I have below.)
Take a look at these charts and tell me what correlations you found.
I suggest we amend the Second Amendment as follows: If your voting record is to the Left of The Crying Man* you are not permitted to own guns or knives or any sharp objects. What do you think? Do you think the lying liar# who “bought his way into Heaven” by lying and demagoguery would like the idea?
I know, I know. Correlation does not necessarily mean causation, but the Left are always misrepresenting correlations and declaring by fiat (not the decrepit car company) that their misrepresented correlations necessarily mean causation for their pet takeover desires.
#Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg
Posted in 2nd Amendment, Character, Conservative, Constitution, crime, Culture, Elections, Humor - For Some, Insanity, Law, Liberal, Over-regulation, Personal Responsibility, Politically Incorrect, politics, Real Life, society | Tagged: causation, correlation, Democrat correlation to gun violence, Everytown against gun violence, gun violence, Michael Bloomberg | 5 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/05/28
TEA Party alive and well in Texas
Two years ago, David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz were vying for US Senate. Dewhurt’s ads were all over Conservative talk radio. And the consensus was that what Dewhurst had to do was to keep on lying about Cruz in order to be elected, but all Cruz had to do was keep on telling the truth. And we all know how that election turned out.
Yes, I’m an unabashed Ted Cruz supporter. And it looks like so are most Texas Republican voters. In a Republican run-off for Texas Lieutenant Governor, Establishment Republican favorite David Dewhurst ran up against TEA Party favored Dan Patrick. And the seat Texans had re-elected Dewhurst to previously, that seat, the Lieutenant Governor’s chair, was overwhelmingly taken away from the sitting Republican Lieutenant Governor and handed over to the TEA Party. (You might want to remind me that it was only the Republican run-off, but if you do that, I’ll remind you it’s Texas, not some state where Democrats are competitive state-wide.)
How bad was the Establishment drubbing? How easily did the TEA Party candidate win? How about by a 30 POINT MARGIN?
Note to the McConnell/Boehner camp: The rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated.
Posted in Character, Conservative, Elections, Philosophy, politics, TEA Party, truth | Tagged: Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Republican Establishment, TEA Party, Ted Cruz, Texas Lieutenant Governor run-off | 2 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/05/20
Jesus’ return will be like the days of Lot and Noah, so Jesus proclaimed. Like the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, with their absolutely evil sexual immorality. When two angels of the Lord visited Lot, the entire town came out and raised a ruckus. Lot offered to let the town rape his two virgin daughters. They refused. They demanded to rape the men who came to visit.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
a.1 Corinthians 6:9 The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts.
Every “church” leader who declares homosexuality to be acceptable will find himself separated from the Kingdom of Providence. Every last one of them.
Take a look around the US. People are being fired from their jobs for standing up for righteous marriage and against the sexually immoral crapola that is being forced down our throats today. The US has fallen deeply into its Sodom and Gomorrah stage, and Providence will punish the US for it. We are in the End Times, just as it was prophesied, and the coming of the Lord (and the 7 year Tribulation) are close at hand.
Got a problem with that? Take it up with the man you now mock, but whom you will bow down and prostrate yourself before, while declaring him Lord over all. (Philippians 2:9-11)
Posted in Character, Christianity, history, Law, Personal Responsibility, Politically Incorrect, Religion, society, truth | Tagged: Bible quotes, End Times Prophecy, Lot, Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah | 5 Comments »
Posted by Dana Pico on 2014/05/18
I spoke with John Hitchcock yesterday, and discovered something new. Mr Hitchcock, despite some smidgen of Indian in his ancestry, is as white a white man as there could be, mostly Irish, fair skinned and red haired. As as everyone who has read his work, on the now-defunct Common Sense Political Thought, on The First Street Journal, and here, is aware, he is as conservative as conservative comes, TEA Party through and through.
According to the left, that means that he must, simply must, be a total racist, nativist, sexist and utter patriarchist. But, if you look at his Endorsements section on the right-hand sidebar of this site, you’ll see four listings, all from 2012:
- (Sarah) Palin/ (Allen) West for President 2012
- Ted Cruz for US Senate (Texas)
- Jamie Radtke for US Senate (Virginia)
- Mia Love for US House (Utah 4)
So, looking at that list, and those are the only four endorsements he has, I see
- A white woman and black man;
- A white Hispanic man;
- A white woman; and
- A black woman.
I’m trying to find the racism and sexism in that list, and can’t seem to find it!
But, of course, those are political endorsements, and who knows how nefarious those racist, sexist patriarchists can be in concealing their perfidy. Well, Mr Hitchcock has taken a further step to disguise his racism, because Jessica, his new girlfriend, isn’t white and she isn’t an American! How devious, how Machiavellian, how outrageous, the depths to which a Christian, white American conservative will sink to hide his cisheteronormative patriarchal makeup.
Cross-posted, in slightly different form, on The First Street Journal
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/05/13
I want you to go to work 9 hours each day, 6 days each week, for 10 months. In this 10-month experience, you will pay no taxes, no rent, no utilities, no insurance; you will buy no food, no gasoline, no bus fare, no clothing, no toiletries, no nothing. You will instead save every penny you earned working those 43 54-hour weeks, at the end of which, you will take all the money -every last cent- to the electronics store and buy a middle of the road laptop computer with Linux installed (not Mac or Windows) and a decent printer. You will pay the cashier every penny you have, and leave none in reserve. After which, ladies, you will spend the next 9 9-hour workdays saving every last penny you earn so you can purchase a black one-piece swimsuit.
Because that’s what those three items cost a particular working woman in the Philippines. 9 hours a day for 198 Philippine Pesos. 22 PHP per hour. 50 US cents per hour. 54 hours a week. And she’s not running around looking for handouts. She’s looking to work to get ahead, by her own merits.
The vast majority of America’s “poor” just flat-out aren’t.
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