Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Day Blues

I can't stand double standards... or political correctness... or media bias.

So I decided not to ruin my Tuesday by watching the television broadcast of the swearing in of Obama, which I was sure would have no shortage of all three.

Unfortunately, my day job requires me to spend much of my time at customer's homes.

...and much to my chagrin, the morning of the inauguration I was forced to spend three hours with a guy who watched the whole thing.

Did anyone else see what I saw?

The first thing that came to mind was Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Obama's reception was messianic. Quite disturbing. Like one might expect for a king, not a public servant.

As the morning wore on, I started to get a foreboding sense of something gone wrong.

Though I have never felt it, I imagine it would be akin to the feeling of knowing you just married the wrong person.

"I've got a bad feeling about this," I said to myself.

My intuition tells me that having a super liberal president in an unholy alliance with mass media is a recipe for the end of all that remains of our Christian heritage.

..and with Democrats in control of the House and Senate, what recourse is there for God-fearing people in the face of such odds.

We are about to go past the point of no return.

Life in America in about to get jacked up.

Maybe the Lord allows such things to happen to drive us to our knees.

God help us to hear your voice and follow you wholeheartedly.

Even though things look bleak, I put my trust in you, Jesus...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thank You, President Bush

Partisan hysteria has completely warped the reality of many Americans and most of the media outlets.

"Do you think Bush will go down as the worst president of the century or the worst president in American history?" the mainstream media asks.

"Neither," I reply. "Where have you been the last eight years???"

I guess I already know the answer. They've been working hard to make sure Bush got no credit for anything good that happened and blamed for everything under the sun that went wrong.

The bloodlust for destroying our 43rd president was beyond anything I had ever seen...

He never got credit for much of anything, simply because some people were too spiteful and dishonest to give it.

Like millions of others, I never fell for it-- the media's crusade to make W out to be the scapegoat for all that is wrong with America.

Thank you, President Bush for all you endured for us.

We never expected you to be perfect... only Jesus lived the perfect life.

We just wanted someone we could trust to do the right thing, no matter the cost.

...and you made us proud.

You kept us safe from the Islamic Terrorists after 9/11. For that we are forever grateful.

You did all you could to protect the unborn.

You never waivered in your support for traditional marraige.

The economy was strong for much of your time in office, despite the selective memory of our newscasters.

You endured the criticism and scorn of the liberals and the mainstream media, and few men could have done it with such dignity and class.

I believe history will remember you as a great leader, among the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln.

May God continue to bless you, and may you find time to rest and recharge, and grow in your relationship with Christ in the coming year.

Friday, January 16, 2009

What Is Your "Hope" For The Soon-To-Be President Obama?

From the way the Mainstream Media is worshipping the President-Elect, one would get the impression the only acceptable answer is "I hope he succeeds."

It is implied that all answers to the contrary would of neccessity have to come from an unpatriotic, mean-spirited, and/or ignorant person.

I am surprised at how many conservatives have taken the bait.

No doubt afraid the MSM will paint them as hateful, disrepectful, and possibly racist, even some Conservatives have replied to such promptings with the (apparently) obligatory "wishes for Obama's success."

My guess is that if one were to ask Mr. Obama how he would define a successful presidency, he would say something to the effect of "accomplishing as many of my goals as possible" or maybe "fulfulling the promises I made during my campaign for president."

Assuming Obama was telling the truth and has every intention of doing what he said he would, this is what success would look like:

The destruction of most if not all the progress of the pro-life movement, including parental notification for minors seeking abortions, informed consent laws , and conscience clauses for doctors who don't want to be forced to perform abortions.

The re-definition of Marraige to include same-sex marraiges. As many have already figured out, once you change the definition from man and woman only to anything else, there is no reason (using that same logic) to prohibit anything at all being called "marraige." One can only imagine what could happen with such a liberal court system... why not polygamy?

The nationalization of private industries - i.e. healthcare, child-care

As anyone who has ever been to the post office, department of motor vehicles, or division of child support enforcement can tell you, anything under government control is less efficient, costs more money, and takes more time than it should. Basically we will get less quality for more money, and have to wait longer to get it.

The closing of GITMO:

What are you going to do with all those terrorists, Mr. Obama? Didn't they do some super crazy things to end there in the first place? You're just going to set them free? In the U.S.? or are you going fly them back where we found them and drop them off? Either way, I'm pretty sure this is a bad idea.

The expansion of Big Government: the creation of over half a million new government jobs.

We've got a gigantic, bloated federal government already. The last thing we need is more government jobs. Once created, these positions seem to last long after they are needed. There are few politicians who will do the right thing and eliminate wasteful government jobs for fear of being labeled a "job-killer." If Obama has his way, our government will become even more obese under his watch.

I could go down the whole list of Obama's bad ideas, but you get the gist.

If Obama's success means that America will look like this in four years, why would anyone "hope he succeeds"?

I have to disagree with the well-wishers.

For my part, I hope he fails in his quest for a liberal utopia.