An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
What DID Jesus Do?
by J.D. Longstreet
How did Jesus feel about someone who would deliberately hurt a child? Here are His remarks about that as recorded by the physician Luke: “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” … Luke 17:2 (The New Testament)
OK. Seems clear enough to me!
I have never favored the limp-wristed Jesus of the left. To equate Jesus with a hippie of the 1960′s is, well, just repugnant to me.
I mean, come ON, folks! He was a carpenter by trade. A man with calluses on his hands. (Some scholars now say that the original Hebrew or Aramaic word has been misinterpreted and that Joseph, Jesus’ father, was really a “stone-cutter” by trade.)
It does not matter to me. He (Joseph) was a working man and Jesus was reared as a working man who knew hard labor and grew into a tough, tenacious, muscular man. He was, most likely, sinewy — a young man possessing more than ample physical strength and of moderate weight. He would have been rugged and physically powerful. He was not a lightweight!
Oh, and Hollywood — it is extremely unlikely that Jesus had blond hair and blue eyes.
Whatever Happened To Values?
by J. D. Longstreet
Remember “values voters? Remember when a political candidate in America had his true values investigated and open to the sunshine of inspection and approval — or disapproval — by the electorate?
Although it seems like a very long time ago, it hasn’t been THAT long ago that the values held by a candidate for political office, especially a conservative candidate, was a really big deal.
Just a few short years ago, conservatives in America had not been suckered into to the moral relativism of political correctness, which, as conservatives, we understood had its birthplace in the deepest, darkest, dungeons of Hades, itself.
We still looked at a candidate’s values, his or her value system, as a window into the very soul of that person.
Having a piece of paper from some Ive League university does not mean you are smart, it means you have a piece of paper from a university that says you spend a boatload of money to likely come out the other side no wiser than ya were when you first walked the the doors. This a complete copy and paste because, well, I can’t add a thing to it!
Anti-Intellectualism or Constitutional Conservatism?
by J.D. Longstreet
There’s a new term being tossed about today by the folks on the political left. Not surprising since they seem captive more to their emotions than folks on the political right.
The term I see and hear continually popping up in leftist writings and chattering is “Anti-Intellectualism” Sounds like a pitch fork and torch crowd about to lynch an elitist college professor in the middle of the night. That’s what it is supposed to sound like and that is the scene it is designed to conjure up in the minds of the reader and hearer.
Now, yours truly is one of those characters the left just LOVES to hate. I am what they call today a constitutional conservative. Simply put, it means I believe in the tenets of the ORIGINAL Constitution and I further believe the US government has strayed far from the boundaries of the constitution and we, the people, have an obligation to drag them back within those boundaries, kicking and screaming if necessary, but, for our own protection as a free people, we MUST regain control of our government.
So how does that make me an anti-intellectual. Truth be told — I haven’t a clue. But somehow, in the minds of our leftist adversaries, it does.
I looked-up anti-intellectualism and here is the definition I found: “Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals.” That’s from Wikipedia here:
Wow! Them anti-intellectuals must be some purty dumb folk, right?
Hang on, because we are about to see how the left has created a derisive term to cover anyone who believes in speaking the truth about the socialist, progressive, liberal, academic, political left.
I can add nothing to J.D.’s commentary. The gentleman has surely nailed it!
Of Whom, Or What, Are They Afraid?
by J. D. Longstreet
You know, for people who profess not to believe in a god, or even in the existence of God, some of these non-religious people sure seem to be frightened of SOMETHING.
Hardly a week goes by that we do not see evidence of their near overwhelming fear.
In America, non-religious are free to, uh, do whatever it is they do instead of worshiping a deity. Apparently, that sort of lifestyle in not, well, very fulfilling. How else to explain their seeming need to interfere with the choice of other Americans to worship the deity of their choice.
Now, I know they use the excuse of being concerned over the lack, in many situations, of separation between church and state. But, in my opinion, that is simply a “cover.”
As I see it, atheists simply USE the so-called constitutional declaration that church and state should never meet, let alone come it contact.
Since I put my nickels worth in a couple of days ago, more has come out about the case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. Texas Fred has an extremely interesting post about the “Black Male Code”. The whut? I always thought a man should be a man, no matter his color. Silly me for thinking such foolishness! I don’t know about you, but I, personally, am appalled that this incident has become a political tool for the “victim” mentality bunch. We all know who they are…the Al Shaprtons and Jesse Jacksons, and even the POTUS…who have turned this tragedy into a race baiting tool.
Rush To Judgment Over Florida Teen Slaying
by J. D. Longstreet
I want to head something off – right now. Florida is NOT the DEEP South! Southerners in the true Deep South joke of Florida as a “Yankee” colony, not so much a southern state, as the result of the influx of people from the northern states over the past five or six decades. It is a bit of uncomfortable humor that hews too close to truth — especially for those in the coastal municipalities of that beautiful state.
Another thing, the shooting of the Florida black teen by a Hispanic man is not representative of black and white relations in the south anymore than it is in the northern states, the eastern states, the Midwest, or the West.
I don’t know what happened there when those two people met on that Florida street. Only two people know what happened — and one of them is dead. There are now reports that police have an eyewitness to the incident. A TV station in Orlando, Florida located and interviewed the witness. You can read that story HERE.
Other than the death of another human being there are two more things that trouble me.
One — is the rush to judgment by both the black and white communities and the trial of the shooter in the media. It is reminiscent of those lynch mobs of days gone by. In my opinion, there is no place in America for this sort of emotional outburst.
Raining on the Republican’s Parade
by J. D. Longstreet
There is an article making the rounds on the Internet that explains why Obama will be reelected regardless of who the Republican nominee is and regardless of the economic situation the US may find itself in at election time in November.
The article had a very prestigious economist’s name attached to it as the author, but that turned out to be false.
I received it a few days ago as a “forwarded” e-mail. Needless to say, when its contents struck a cord with me, I immediately began to investigate to see if I could learn who, in fact, had written it. All I was able to ascertain was that, indeed, the economist credited with having written it, did not.
Now, here’s the problem. I happen to agree with a good deal of the article’s premise… that Obama will be reelected. I do not agree that he will win by a large margin, but I do believe he will win, nevertheless.
Here’s some of the article. Again I do not know who wrote it. If I did, and could prove it, I would certainly make the proper attribution. So, consider the author unknown.
A Hollow US Military
by J. D. Longstreet
If the President and the Congress are able to realize their plans for the US military, it will leave American with, as the title to this piece suggests, a hollow force. It will also place America in a great deal of danger because our military will be a great deal smaller in numbers of troops.
Think about that for a moment. Not only will our military lose so much of its war fighting materiel, it will lose many thousands of troops. That’s bad enough but there is something else — and no one seems concerned about it.
You see, when the military cutbacks come, we will lose the experience of troops who have actually been on the battlefield, who have actually looked the enemy in the eye, who have dealt with the pain of taking another human being’s life, and the deep abiding pain of losing a friend or companion in battle, who have fought the fight and lived to tell about it. BUT – they will not be available to train the raw recruits that will always be necessary to keep the much smaller fighting force flush with young, robust, well-trained fighting men.
Everything, these days, seems to have a price in dollars and cents. Not experience. The value of experienced combat soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines is inestimable. It also holds true, not just for enlistees, but for officers as well — mustangs and academy graduates, alike. Experienced officers are a must for a military to even consider executing a victorious military campaign. Book knowledge is absolutely necessary but it can’t hold a candle to experience on the battlefield.
For a country to gut it’s military during a time of war, and yes, we are in a war on several fronts, is not only insane, but extremely dangerous! You can call what is going on around the world isolated incidents by radical Islamists, but the truth is…they aren’t all that isolated, and they aren’t just ‘radicals’. They are Muslims, plain and simple! Just a few examples of those isolated incidents for the 9th and 10th of January, courtesy of “The Religion of Peace“:
2012.01.10 (Yathreb, Iraq) – Three schoolboys between the ages of 9 and 11 are dismantled by ‘insurgents’ while walking to school.
2012.01.10 (Jamrud, Pakistan) – Three dozen people waiting in line at a gas station are torn to pieces by Islamist bombers.
2012.01.10 (Sharan, Afghanistan) – Civilians and guards are killed during an assault on a telecommunications building by suicidal Fedayeen..
2012.01.09 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Sunni bombers detonate a car bomb at a Shiite mosque, killing five.
2012.01.09 (Baghdad, Iraq) – At least seven people at a market are blown to bits by Jihadi car bombers.
2012.01.09 (Dabori, Pakistan) – The bodies of ten local troops, abducted during a Taliban raid, are found brutally beheaded.
The day isn’t over yet! And how many so called ‘honor killings‘ have we had right here in the U.S. of A.? Not to mention the OBVIOUS terror attack on a U.S. military base, the shooting of recruiters, the attempted bombing by the ‘crotch bomber‘, the attempt at Ft Dix, the incident in Florida within the last few days, and the list goes on and on.
Are you aware that the difference in the numbers of males and females in Muslim countries is extremely dramatic?
Yet, the Obama administration thinks it’s a good idea to ‘save money’ by gutting our military. Calling him the Commander in Chief is beyond laughable, but it reality, he is one very dangerous man/child, and we are ALL put in danger by his actions. If he truly wanted to ‘save money’, he’d stop creating more bureaucratic BS! And perhaps, he could pay back the taxpayers for all those luxury trips he and the ‘queen’ have taken. There are MANY ways for the government to cut spending, but the military isn’t one of them!
Do we really want to become a third world nation, allow our borders to continue to be breached, and allow a total takeover of the rest of the world by a theocratic dictatorship, and see even more blood of the innocents in the streets? If Congress would grow a pair, on BOTH sides of the aisle, and stop this stupidity, we just MIGHT have a chance to survive, and save our nation for our children!
They Don’t Believe In God, Yet Fear Christ?
by J.D. Longstreet
It makes no sense to me. Atheists declare they do not believe in the existence of God, yet they demonstrate an attitude of something akin to fear towards God’s Son, Christ, especially during the annual celebration of Christ’s birth.
Every year, Christians around the world celebrate “Christ Mass” or Christmas. And, every year at that time, those who declare there is no God demonstrate the depth of their “insecurity in their disbelief” by attacking those who celebrate the love and grace of a God who, Christians believe, sent his son into the world to provide a path to eternal life in what they believe is paradise or heaven.
Somehow, this poses a threat to the “God deniers.” I have yet to figure out how.
Ya know…I’ve been questioning the irrational behavior of those people for quite a while. Why fear something, or Someone you don’t believe in? In one way, it is rather amusing. In another, it’s quite sad. And then, there comes that “Are you people out of your flippin’ minds?” moment.
If you are a true believer, you already know whose hand is at work in all this. I shouldn’t have to tell you. To me, it’s quite obvious, and should be to you too!
Oh, don’t throw the old “separation of church and state” argument at me. If it were in the constitution, then I could, and would, support it. But nothing is said in the US Constitution about separation of church and state. The constitution simply forbids the government from establishing a “state church” as some of the old European governments STILL have today. (Even some early American states had their own state religion.)
That ‘separation’ nonsense has been so overused that there are some people in this country who actually believe it is in the U.S. Constitution. Please, if you find it, you’ll let me know, right? I don’t expect any response to the, because it is NOT in there…..ANYWHERE!
It would be wise if people would actually take a Constitution study course. I’ve seen them offered all over the place, people should really take advantage of them. Most of them are offered for free, just asking for a donation to help defray the cost of travel and such that is involved for the instructor. We have a fellow who has classes on a regular basis all over West Tennessee, by the name of Hal Rounds. I’ve no doubt he’d be happy to set up a seminar for your group, church, whatever. He’s a good guy.
Tennessee is also lucky to have an actual Constitutional scholar, Publius Huldah, or as those of us who know and love her, known as P/H. She doesn’t post often to her blog, but if there is ANYTHING you need to know about the Constitution, have some question as to the meaning, or original intent, THAT is the place to find it. Her post on the ‘separation of church and state‘ is a MUST READ!
The United States was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Christmas is actually a FEDERAL holiday..aka HOLY day. You aren’t being forced to celebrate the birth of Christ, but you also have NO right to push your anti-Christian nonsense on the rest of us. All of those who get their knickers in a twist should volunteer to work that day, and not a one of ‘em should be allowed to take a Christmas vacation. If you don’t believe, fine. Then you shouldn’t be allowed to participate. Just sayin’.
Read J.D.’s whole column here.
How Did America Come To This?
by J.D. Longstreet
Americans of my generation are not as surprised, as a lot of Americans these days, at the state of our nation. We saw this coming as far back as fifty years ago. Look about you today. THIS is what the glorious “sixties” has wrought.
The Hippies, the Flower Children, the Pot Heads, the whole scraggly, long haired, dope smoking lot of them – now run every consarned thing!
We are just now beginning to pry them out of our government, but the damage they have done to America will take generations to repair.
Remember their communes, and collectives? They took those socialist ideas right into our state and national legislatures. Now we are paying the price.
Read the rest here.
This is definitely not the same country I was born in. I’ve watched the changes. I don’t like the changes. I’m one lone voice, joined by millions of other lone voices, we can turn the tide. But as J.D. says, it won’t be over night. Returning to our roots is going to take a lot of hard work, determination, and it does NOT involved ‘compromise’. There can be NO compromise on principles!
Contrary to what the liberals insist, this country was founded on Judeo-Christian values. Thanks to the fecklessness of those now in power, we have lost our way. Until we return to those values, we will continue our decline into the cesspool of socialism.
GOP “Flim-Flamed” AGAIN By The Dems!
Obama gets his debt ceiling raised… GOP gets PROMISES!
Democrats Raping and Pillaging of America to Continue!
by J.D. Longstreet
ISRAEL PREPARES FOR – ANYTHING!
Nuclear Holocaust in the Middle East?
by J. D. Longstreet
In an article by Reuters, Gaddafi is quoted as having said: “All Arab states which have relations with Israel are cowardly regimes.” (SOURCE) He went on to issue a call to Muslim countries to join forces against Western powers.
Now, ordinarily, this would not trouble me a great deal. But, I must tell you, with Obama in the White House, I am convinced the Middle Eastern Madmen feel they have not just an extremely weak, indecisive, leader of the west but, I am also convinced, they see Obama as a friend and an ally.
All the while, Israel, the only county in the Middle East the US can actually consider a friend, is being hung out to dry by the Obama Administration. Obama’s conduct towards Israel is shameful.
Read entire post here.
The U.S. has, sadly, been taken over by a generation of cowards. Yep. I said it. C-O-W-A-R-D-S!
–adjective 2. lacking courage; very fearful or timid. 3. proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: a coward cry.
That pretty much covers what we see on a daily basis, don’t you think? Fear of standing up to dictators, for fear of offending someone? Watching students die, in the name of freedom, and standing back, saying and doing nothing, as with Iran a couple of years ago. Yet behaving all bad and bold in support of communists, socialists and islamsists.
There was a time when I remember there were men who were to be looked up to for their leadership, their moral compass in evidence. Now? We look to a bunch of pantywaist weasels for leadership?
Oh, there are heroes out there alright….just none in positions of power. A young man on his way to Afghanistan, voluntarily. The father who gathers up his family to head to church, and bows his head, thanking God for the gifts He has bestowed on him. A young woman, staying at home to raise her own children, instead of foisted them off on the public school system. The kid who works 2 jobs to put himself through college because he doesn’t believe anyone owes him a thing. The police officer that puts his life on the line every day for total strangers, in hope of keeping them safe. The fireman rushing into a burning building to make sure everyone else got out. THESE are heroes.
We look to D.C. for leadership in times of trouble. What we see now, are a large group of men and women, not only creating more trouble, for us, but actually promoting it, as something good. Since when did evil become good, and good evil?
Obama’s policy towards our one true ally in the Middle East has been less than admirable. His lack of standing firm with Israel has emboldened the tin pot dictators and Islamists to even great sword rattling. Their sense is if they attack their “sworn enemy”, the U.S. will sit back, and do nothing. With this current administration, my greatest fear? They are right.
Those making the most noise against Israel, right here in this country, are the ones who believe in nothing. They are not willing to fight and die for families, much less their country. The ‘community organizers’, friends of the Obama administration, rail against how evil Israel is, without ever know how much good they have done in this world. Without Israel, the world will truly collapse, and that includes the U.S. of A.
My advice to the current occupant of the White House? Get your balls out of Michelle’s pocket, figure out where you left your backbone, and stand up like a man. Inform all the sabre rattlers the United States of America will NOT be sitting back, and watching from the sidelines as you threaten, and/or attack Israel. Inform Israel you have been a complete ass, apologize to THEM for you whining, and PROVE YOU ARE AN AMERICAN. Americans don’t bow to the rest of the world, you know.
Well, the current administration might not, but I, for one……
American Amazons — To The Front!
by J. D. Longstreet
Women assigned to frontline combat units is just another way to degrade women and prop-up the lie that women are equal to men — in all things. Notice – I did say LIE! I admit it. I believe it! That is my opinion.
Now, I am the first to admit that men are not equal to women in a number of things. The first thing to come to mind is childbearing. We simply cannot do that. (Nor do we want to!)
I am convinced it is just another avenue the left has chosen to destroy what used to be the finest military the world has ever known. Today, the US military is quickly becoming second — behind the Israeli Defense Force.
We can only pray that we will soon have a conservative Commander-in-Chief who will rebuild out military into a war-fighting force rather than the armed peace corps it has been transformed into by the liberal-socialists in the Congress and the White House.
If the current trend continues we will have the best dressed, best equipped, most inclusive military in the world, but — one, which is unable to fight its way out of a wet paper bag.
I happen to agree with J.D.’s commentary, with one exception. While I’m totally against the repeal of DADT, I do believe that gay men and women are quite capable of serving their country. I just don’t happen to believe they should do it in pink camo.
We are different. God made us that way for a real good reason. Women on the front lines of war wasn’t one of ‘em. Yes, when the need has arisen, many women have picked up arms to defend their homes. They didn’t suit up and go the war in far off lands, to fight side by side with trained men.
The enemy we are fighting today is a lot different from any in the past. While war is an ugly thing, and should be avoided, there are sometimes, when it is just not possible….especially if your entire way of life is threatened, along with all of your citizens. And this enemy is out to completely destroy us, as a nation, man, woman, and child. This enemy has no honor. None. Zip. Zero. Zilch. This enemy is no respecter of persons, period. The intent is to kill. One by one, until we are no more.
Women were made to bear children. Without women, there are no children. Without children, our civilization will die. We’ve already started that process with the murder of millions of innocent children. Why do we want to give the enemy cannon fodder? There is no logic!
You can call me a sexist if you want. Don’t much give a flying flip. But I, for one, do not see putting women on the front lines, or the destruction of the finest military machine on the planet being reduced to a shadow of its former self through political correctness as progress.
by J. D. Longstreet
We have HAD IT … with the politicians running the US government today! To narrow it down, a bit, we are writing, most specifically, about the Socialist-Democrats in Congress and the Socialist-Marxist in the White House.
We, the American people, have been shut out of our own government. Legislation is now made behind closed doors, as our Congresspersons and Senators cut themselves off from the very folks they swore to represent.
Their arrogance and condescension is nauseating. Anyone questioning them is at risk of being made a fool of, in public, before his friends and neighbors. How DARE we question our “betters?”
They blatantly go against the will of the American people by passing laws that are flat-out against the American will.
They refuse to defend the country from those stealing across its borders to take up residence, illegally, and begin sucking up every dollar possible from the people’s treasury, which is administered by the same socialist-democrats who then swear they are doing everything they can do to secure the border. That, dear reader is a LIE!
I use to really enjoy sitting down at my computer every morning, checking out the current news, making comments on what I saw as worth the effort or sharing opinions. These days, I find it difficult because my thought mostly are comprised of four lettered words that are not normally part of my vocabulary. I’m not typically a negative, angry person. I have, unfortunately, become one. I don’t like it!
J.D. has put into words what a large number of us are thinking, feeling, and saying, without the four lettered words. He has more discipline than I do, that’s for sure!
Day by Day, bill by 3000 page bill, we are seeing the destruction of our nation, socially, economically, and now, ecologically. Our patience is at an end!
Note to Congress: YOU work for US, not the other way around! YOU are OUR ‘public servants’, we are NOT your slaves. Nor will we submit to your whims! You truly have “awakened a sleeping giant”!
Obama and the “Internet Kill Switch!”
by J.D. Longstreet
WE saw this coming years ago and warned that if Obama was elected he and the Socialist/Democrats would make a strong effort to take over the Internet
Well, recently, a US. Senate Panel approved an Internet “Kill Switch” for Obama. The so-called “kill switch” gives the President the power to “turn off the Internet.”
A sponsor of the bill was heard to say that the ChiCom (Chinese Communist) had that power in their country, and he felt the US government needed that same power, as well.
It seems to have, somehow, escaped the notice of those who pushed this abomination of a bill through the senate panel that China is a communist nation. A dictatorship.
Read the whole post here.
Well, you can’t say you weren’t warned! It’s a real shame 52% of the American people didn’t listen. They’ve got a taste for blood now, and are circling, like the sharks they are, led by the Great White. Ok, so he’s not exactly white, but you get the idea. This Congress, headed by this particular head clown, has totally ignored the Constitution and turned it into toilet paper.
There are millions of people who are finally waking up. This isn’t about security. This is all about control. Control of YOU!
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
How better to silence ‘people of good conscience’ than to take away their voice?
America’s Golden Age of Ignorance
by J. D. Longstreet
One can only conclude that America finds herself in the current mess as a direct result of ignorance. “Ignorance of what,” you ask? I must answer, “Ignorance of practically everything.”
I concluded, early on, the election of Obama was a direct result of ignorance. Ignorance of just how politics works in America as a result of no education, period. Ignorance as a direct result of education received in the government schools, and just plain old willful ignorance – choosing to be ignorant of politics in America, by electing not to involve oneself in the distasteful, and sometimes less than sanitary job of maintaining America’s freedom.
Ignorance of America’s colorful political history, and that of the world, is much to blame for the Obama Regime’s continued acceptance by vast numbers of Americans. But, I am happy to report that number is growing ever smaller as each day passes.
Ignorance of history, as well as of current events, among the populace of any country, can lead to consequences that are truly awful. Take the election of America’s first socialist government, for instance. The election of 2006 turned our national legislature into a socialist machine bent on creating an even stronger central government with all the power it could grasp. Then, in 2008, the capstone of socialist victory in American politics was the election of Barack Hussein Obama. He promised fundamental change in America. The politically savvy in America understood he meant to lead America into out and out socialism. And he did.
Even today, the average democrat voter will deny the existence of a socialist government in America today. They simply do not recognize it. I am convinced that ignorance stems from the fact that they were not taught the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the genius of America’s founders, and the love of a free constitutional republic that led their ancestors to lay down their lives to protect and preserve the freedom granted by that constitution. That is ignorance.
Read the whole post here.
I honestly can’t add anything to J.D. opinion. I’m seeing the same willful ignorance, even in my own family, and it’s quite disturbing. (No Ick, not you and Brat!) Personally, I noticed something was terribly wrong when I would talk to high school kids, 30 years ago, about our nation’s history. Not one of them could name a Founding Father, had no idea what was in the Bill of Rights, or if they could name even one Right, what it meant. I know the educational system has declined in the years since, when I had a similar conversation with my own granddaughter.
Since the education system is failing to educate our kids, I honestly believe it is the DUTY of every parent, to sit down with their kids and actually READ the U.S. Constitution. Discuss it! Make them read The 5000 Year Leap. And confront those teachers who are failing to educate our children.