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Archive for June 23rd, 2011

If you believe in Jesus

Posted by DNW on 2011/06/23

… slit your wrists … If you believe in Jesus, pay us now …

Sorry to pack so much potential offense into so few lines, but a little further reading and you will see who, or as I like to say, what, this is really aimed at.

And, I suppose that if I have time to drop offensive comments off on Professor Ed Feser’s blog, or to check Dana’s blog out over a couple of days only to discover that the same autistic lefties that were camping there months ago still remain there grazing there comfortably, then I have time enough to drop off a line here.

So, what’s this about?

Well, apparently American Values Network values experts have discovered that Ayn Rand was an atheist. OMG!!! And it then occurred to them that no real Christian could possibly advocate Rand’s philosophy as part of a political program.

It’s true. Really. Chuck Colson is said to have told Glenn Beck the erstwhile Christian who became a Mormon who became an ex-talk-show host, and now we are telling you

You see, all true Christians are, and we shall now adopt the modern liberal voice here, advocates of theocracy, as school vouchers prove. And as theocrats, these Christians are therefore categorically obligated to politically practice and live out those self-sacrificial aspects of their religious beliefs  – beliefs which otherwise don’t belong in the public square anyway mind you – in the realm of politics.

And the best way for them to do that while causing the least trouble or embarrassment for those who are tasked with the heavy duty of farming these farmer fools, is for them to take the direction of secular atheists who know better than to be misled by the God Delusion; and, just to continue to pony their taxes up for NPR and Planned Parenthood like they are told.

As the selfish gene theory would make clear to them if they were capable of understanding it, we are morally obligated to be altruists in the name of the “species” (which doesn’t actually exist in any essentialist” sense); although the book doesn’t really say that. So, all in all it’s just as well that Christians should continue to believe they are acting at the command of a God whom we progressives know doesn’t exist either. And we should do our best to make sure that this delightful program doesn’t go astray. The last thing we need is to accidentally convert people into selfish nominalist atheists who grant our premisses, but then start punching the shit out of progressives because they find progressives weak and impertinent and deceptive, and figure that they will never be punished by God for doing it.

See what we need for a socially just and well-ordered society is to keep them believing just enough so we can redirect their altruism to our purposes in the name of brotherhood; but not so much that they expect their “brothers” to actually act like brethren, or so much that they start becoming judgmental and withholding when their “brethren” don’t.

It works like this: Too much literal-minded Christianity makes the progressive’s porridge too hot, too little in the way of sharing-caring values makes it too cold. But just the right amount of lukewarm guilt ridden deracinated “Christianity Lite” tops off progressive’s government issue rice bowl juuust right!

And isn’t that what survival of the bureaucratically fittest in particular, and wise ecological management in general, is all about?

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Another “Sarah Palin Was Right” Article

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/23

Back in November, Ben Bernanke said of his QE2 printing press hyper-drive that his goal was 2 percent inflation. Sarah Palin said, in November, that it would cause inflation. We’re now officially at 3.6 percent inflation and that number is growing steadily and rapidly.

Bernanke expected QE2 would weaken the dollar (it has) and improve our net exports. Sarah Palin said that any net improvement would only be temporary. Again, Sarah Palin was right.

Bernanke expected QE2 to result in greater business investment. Sarah Palin said, in effect, “not so fast there, bub.” And then she explained exactly why it wouldn’t work and exactly why businesses aren’t investing. And again, Sarah Palin was right.

All the supersmart elite Leftists, such as Bernanke and Krugman and all the other Keynesians, mocked Sarah Palin’s pronouncements and said she didn’t know economics. The actual economic news on all fronts is totally “unexpected” news to all the supersmart elite Leftist Expert Economists, but precisely what Sarah Palin predicted.

The American Thinker has all the facts and figures, including quality charts.

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California And The Great Egress

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/23

PT Barnum is famous for using “The Great Egress” as a way to get people to leave his side-show tents. People didn’t know that “egress” means “exit” so they would go on to see the great egress for themselves. Well, California is having its own Great Egress, and they’re not the only ones. As I wrote in Voting With Their Feet (With Charts), major US Cities with decades-long Liberal rule have had their citizens running for the exits for decades. California is no different, except California replaces them with illegal aliens.

What’s hurting California is the mass business flight. Mark Perry at DailyMarkets.com has the story.

California currently ranks #49 among U.S. states for “business tax climate” (Tax Foundation [pdf]) and #48 for for “economic freedom” (Mercatus). It shouldn’t be any surprise then that companies are leaving the “Golden State” in record numbers this year (see chart above) for “golder pastures” and more business-friendly climates in other states.

From Joe Vranich:

“Today, California is experiencing the fastest rate of disinvestment events based on public domain information, closure notices to the state, and information from affected employees in the three years since a specialized tracking system was put into place. …

The top five destinations are (1) Texas, (2) Arizona, (3) Colorado, (4) Nevada and Utah tied; and (5) Virginia and North Carolina tied.

Based on the legislature’s recent rejection of business-friendly legislation and Sacramento’s implementation of additional regulations, signs are that California’s hostility towards business will only worsen.”

So, people flee Leftist rule. Businesses flee Leftist rule for much more Conservative, people-friendly and business-friendly states. And the Leftists cannot figure it out. The way it is and has been since the beginning of time isn’t the way it “should be” according to them. Earth to Liberals: If you provide a welcoming environment, they will come; if you provide an antagonistic environment, they will flee.

I strongly encourage all worthwhile businesses to flee California and move to business-friendly states like Texas. But if you’re a Liberal, please stay in California. Your viewpoint and positions created the Califonia mess and you need to live in it. We don’t want you destroying Texas like you destroyed California.

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