Saturday, December 30, 2006

liberalism--the blight of american culture
Robert Scheer
"Silencing Saddam"

Besides writing for my own blog, I have also been a fairly frequent participant in the online debates occurring on Truthdig is one of those really wacky, lunatic left-wing blogs that is so insane, and so over the top, that it actually is fairly entertaining. Kind of like Saturday Night Live was after Belushi/Ackroyd/etc. left---really bad, but in a somewhat funny/train-wreck sort of way! I get on there and agitate the socialist simpletons, and try to provide a little truth and a little education, and I enjoy it. The above link is different.

It makes me sick to the bottom of my soul to know that there are people in this great nation of ours who are so hateful towards God, and the Good News of Jesus Christ, and the foundational principles of the American Republic, and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, and the clear-thinking wisdom of Reagan Conservatism, and the Bush administration, that they actually want to see America defeated by Islamofascism. These people (about 10% of the American population, I believe) are actually rooting for radical Islam, and they have taken the side of each and every monstrous, murderous thug that represents the jihadists. Just take a look at the above link and see the outpouring of support for "poor old Saddam" and the outpouring of hate towards "that evil terrorist George Bush." I have submitted a comment for this particular link, and eventually, Truthdig's moderators will get around to posting it. It will have my name on it (Hondo) and I guarantee my comments will provoke a "feeding frenzy." I encourage you to read the article, and the heinous responses the article generated.
This is what we're up against, sports fans. We must take every opportunity to shine a light in the darkness. There are those who love the darkness, and our light may not make any difference for them, but there are others who we can save from being seduced by the darkness. That's why we must "preach, teach and nag" (to quote Dr. Laura) and we must stand up and scream the truth, and we must let our light "shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)

the hypocracy and dishonesty of the aclu

This is an excellent column written by Rabbi Aryeh Spero concerning the Duke lacrosse case. The conduct of the prosecutor and the drive-by media in this case have been despicable right from the outset, but of course, that's OK when the suspects are white. Where, oh where, has the ACLU been during this travesty? Why haven't we heard any of the thunderous pronouncements from the self-appointed "Defenders of the Constitution" during this disgraceful miscarriage of justice? What's that you say? The Constitution doesn't apply to middle-class white kids? It's OK for a crooked prosecutor to trump up false charges and manufacture evidence if the defendants are white? Well, thank you for the explanation! I'll add that to my teaching notes when we get to that unit again at school! And many thanks as well to the ACLU! Just look at all they do:
Thank God we have such a good and decent organization out there preserving all of the protections and guarantees of the Constitution!

"all the junk that's fit to debunk" is a great website. We are constantly being bombarded by startling new discoveries, new warnings, and new crises through "news reports" that all start out the same way--"Many scientists now believe...." I have long suspected that most, if not all of these reports were bogus, particularly the ones concerning global warming. Come to think of it, I am equally suspicious of the second-hand smoke reports (speaking of fiction), but that's a subject for a different day.

The above link will take to to's "Top Ten Junk Science Moments of 2006." It is highly entertaining, and educational as well. Enjoy!

Friday, December 29, 2006

where have you gone joe dimaggio.....?

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson?
Joltin' Joe has left and gone away.----Simon and Garfunkle

A guy that I used to teach with said to me one time, "Where have all of our heroes gone? America doesn't have any heroes anymore." This is same guy who cheated on his wife with dozens of other women (they have since divorced), and who once asked me if he could have lunch with my wife. He said that he wanted her to set him up with one of her friends, and needed to "communicate directly" with her as to what he was looking for. Riiiiight!

What's the relevance of all that? I mean, besides the fact that a supposed friend of mine was asking permission to f___ my wife? I'll explain.

Look at the link It is a very interesting Cal Thomas column about the tendency of many Americans, across the political spectrum, to look for a hero, or a "messiah", in the world of politics. If we could just find the right "hero", and elect that hero to the right office, all our dreams would come true! Ladies and gentlemen, we are "looking for love in all the wrong places!"

First of all, there is only one Messiah. Read the following verses from God's Holy Word:

For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.---John 3:16

For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.---1 Timothy 2:5

For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.--- 1 Peter 3:18

That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.---Romans 3:20

There's nothing in the Bible about some schmo politician rising up and "saving the day." You see, that's the fundamental difference between Christian conservatives and secular progressives. The secular progressive doesn't buy into the whole concept of throwing away your sinful, prideful "individuality" and becoming one with Christ. The modern liberal believes that individual, selfish whims and desires must be given complete freedom to express themselves, and that Mommy and Daddy Government is the "messiah" that will bless us and care for us and establish justice on this rock. The Christian conservative, on the other hand, believes that "...all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Do you see the difference? Liberalism says we should look to man (as long as it's a liberal man) and government (under the control of modern liberalism) for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Conservatives believe that these unalienable rights come from God, not government. That provides us with the blueprint for finding the proper and correct "heroes" in modern-day America.

In a nutshell, the truth is this: You, filled with the Holy Spirit, are the hero America is looking for. You, with God and His Son Jesus Christ in control of your life, are the man (or woman) that America is looking for. Forget about Mr. Coffee! A nation turns its lonely eyes to you!

Joshua 24:14-15 provides the roadmap. You, as an individual endowed by God with free will, must carve these verses upon your heart:

So now: Fear God. Worship him in total commitment. Get rid of the gods your ancestors worshiped on the far side of The River (the Euphrates) and in Egypt. You, worship God.
If you decide that it's a bad thing to worship God, then choose a god you'd rather serve—and do it today. Choose one of the gods your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the gods of the Amorites, on whose land you're now living. As for me and my family, we'll worship God.

That's how you become "The Greatest American Hero." Here's how it works: You make the decision to love God with all of your heart, your mind, your soul and your strength. You accept His Son Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You ask God to change your heart with the power of the Holy Spirit so that you can love others as much as you love yourself. You ask God to transform you into a person who can lead your family to Christ, just as God transformed Moses into a man who could lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. If each and every so-called Christian adult in the United States of America followed this blueprint (which comes from the Bible, not from me), America would become "one nation under God" within one generation. America would become the "shining city on a hill" that Pres. Reagan talked about so often. Liberalism would be defeated, because modern liberalism could not survive in a nation where the majority was dedicated to the teachings of Christianity and the principles inculcated by our Founding Fathers. America would arrive at the "the promised land": a land where the federal government would be properly restricted by the constraints of the Constitution, a land where "we the people" would depend upon God to be our Provider, and a land where "justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Do we get there by putting our faith in Barak Hussein Obama, or Hillary "Sister Frigidaire" Clinton, or "Hizzoner" Rudy Giuliani, or John McCrazy, or Bill "He Thinks He's The Messiah" O'Reilly, or Al "Star Trek" Gore? No! We get there by following God's Holy Word:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ---Phil. 4:4-7

liberalism, unlike aids, can infect anyone!

You can be male or female, Republican or Democrat, black, white, brown, yellow or red--it doesn't matter. You can be of any creed, color, race or religion and it just doesn't matter. Anyone can contract the cancer of liberalism. Liberalism is an insidious disease. It tries so hard to appear harmless and sincere, but, in reality, it is cunning and crafty and dishonest and ever so deadly! The disease of liberalism thoroughly and completely destroys a person's ability to discern right from wrong, fact from fiction, good from evil, and reality from fantasy.

If ever there was a clearer illustration of the debilitating effects of liberalism on the human heart, mind and soul than the above column by Miguel Perez, then I haven't seen it. How else can you explain a bipartisan Congressional committe making a trip to Cuba for the express purpose of keeping despotism, oppression and inhumanity alive on that tiny island?

This column by Mr. Perez is outstanding! The only quarrel I have with it, and it is a small one, is that Mr. Perez lumps all Republicans into the same can of sh__ that the liberal RINO's reside in. This is a small quarrel, because we Reagan conservatives have allowed these feces-for-souls RINO's to contaminate the GOP. As principled Christian, Reagan conservatives, we should have one single goal for the next two years, and that goal is to disinfect the GOP and to exterminate the liberal infestation that has occurred over the course of the last 6 years. We cannot fail! The future of America, and the world, depends on it.

great conservative reading material

If you are a principled Christian, Reagan conservative, you will greatly enjoy the above links. You will even learn how you as an individual can participate in an effort to reclaim America. If you are a liberal, you will find the above links boring, inane, and possibly even dangerous. Good! I judge the rightness of my opinions by how much those opinions offend liberals!

the mystery of the incarnation---billy graham

"Sometimes in the rush of Christmas activity we can forget that even beyond the birth of a Baby in a manger, the most wondrous part of Christmas is the incarnation--the fact that in the person of Jesus Christ, God became flesh in order to save us from our sins."---Rev. Billy Graham

psalm 148;&version=65

"Let them praise the name of God---it's the only name worth praising!"

Thursday, December 28, 2006

psalm 98;&version=65

"God made history with salvation, He showed the world what he coud do."

a reply to brother billy

The above link will take you to my post concerning Article VI of the Constitution and the Muslim Congressman from Minnesota. A gentleman named Brother Billy posted a comment that was generally positive, but he did take exception to my characterization of the phrase "living, breathing Constitution" as an invention of liberalism. Most of the people who disagree with me just call me dirty names, but Brother Billy was respectful (probably because he is a devout Christian) and he used facts, logic and reason to disagree with me. I thank you for all of that, Brother Billy. Because of that, I wanted to go deeper with my reply than I could in just a short comment. If you're going to respect me by not questioning my ancestry, I will respect you by giving a more thoughtful reply.

I stated that the phrase living, breathing Constitution" was code for "the Constitution means whatever liberals say it means." Brother Billy disagreed, but then said, "I think that means that there are elements in the Constitution that are imprecise and, indeed, 'relative'. They have to be re-adjudicated from time to time in a process of legal and cultural contention. I think that's a fairer presentation of 'the liberal view' than yours." With all due respect, sir, I believe you just proved my point. "The liberal view" is that the Constitution must be continually reinterpreted according to our thoughts and feelings of the moment. I would respectfully say that you simply restated my premise about the Constitution meaning whatever liberals say it means.

Next you said that neither the "left" or the "right" has a lock on this process. As "proof", you made reference to the Supreme Court case Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 1886. This was the infamous case in which the Court unanimously held that a corporation was a person, just like a person is a person. Therefore, a corporation was owed the same 14th Amendment protections as a person. I'm familiar with the case, although I'm at a loss as to what this has to do with conservatism. The 1886 Supreme Court was a very liberal court. Throughout the 20th Century, the Court continued to the left, and I would say to the far left starting with Earl Warren. That's pretty simple. Liberals said that a corporation is a person, even though the Constitution says no such thing. I suspect you were hinting at the fact that, because corporations benefit from conservative tax cuts, that the Santa Clara decision was somehow a conservative decision. I'm sorry, Brother Billy, that dog won't hunt. By the way, I agree with you that the Santa Clara decision should be reversed. You can help make that happen by supporting a strong conservative like Newt Gingrich for President in 2008. He would appoint conservative justices to "get 'er done!"

At that point, you started talking about the imprecise language of the 8th, 9th and 10th Amendments. I believe your point was that it is impossible for us to know what the words in those amendments mean, so we are free to interpret them as we see fit. Brother Billy, that's liberalism making you say silly stuff like that! We know what the words mean because the writings of the Founding Fathers tell us.
1. The "excessive bail" mandate was modeled after the Excessive Bail Clause of the 1689 English Bill of Rights. It was a response to the practice of some judges to set bails high in order to avoid having to release defendants on writs of habeus corpus. The purpose of bail is to ensure a defendant's presence at trial, and it is calculated on that basis. We have hundreds of years of English common law and American jurisprudence to judge what "excessive bail" means. It's pretty precise.
2. The "cruel and unusual punishment" clause refers to tortuous punishments such as decapitation, disembowelment, pillorying, and drawing and quartering. It does not ban all forms of capital punishment, as the devotees of liberalism would have us believe. Go back and read the history and the writings of our Founding Fathers. It's all pretty specific.
3. The 9th Amendment is equally precise. Many of the delegates were against including a Bill of Rights with the Constitution. Why? Because they were afraid that a specific list of rights for "the people" would imply that, anything not on the list was automatically handed over to the government. This is the rule of inclusio unius est exclusio alterius, and the Founding Fathers understood how dangerous this could be. In other words, "The Bill of Rights doesn't say the people have this right, so that means they don't have that right." Clearly, they anticipated the liberal tendency to snatch up any right which isn't nailed down! Go online sometime and read James Madison's remarks to the House when he introduced his resolutions for the bill of rights. It was meant as a guarantee that government would receive its power from the people, and a safeguard against government doling out rights to the people.
4. The 10th Amendment is the most precise of the lot. It says that if the Constitution doesn't delegate a certain power to the national government, and doesn't prohibit the states from exercising that same power, then that power is reserved for the states. That is clear, precise language not subject to interpretation. Alas, liberals don't see it that way. Over the course of the last 100 years, the 10th Amendment has been rendered impotent by one liberal Supreme Court after another, and by one liberal Congress after another, until now the states only have those powers which the federal government allows them to have. This is contrary to the wishes of the Founding Fathers, but very handy for establishing a secular progressive agenda that "we the people" won't have an opportunity to vote either for or against.

Those are the facts, sir. They may make you uncomfortable or angry, and you might not agree with them, but they are the facts, nonetheless. Please, I invite you to continue visiting my site. I have had 624 visitors since Thanksgiving, and I hope that everyone has been at least half-way entertained and half-way educated. A half and a half make a whole, and that's what makes the whole world round! (Sorry about that! I just watched one of those old Coke commercials on TV Land and it temporarily made me a liberal!)

I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,
Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.

ann coulter's take on kwanzaa

I found this to be a very interesting column. There's not a doubt in my mind that many of you will be somewhat angered by Coulter's reporting. I have only have one question---Is it true?

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

the congress of racial equality

TRUTH! LOGIC! COURAGE! This is the banner that the Congress of Racial Equality operates under, and it should be the banner for every Christian conservative in America. I believe that most so-called civil rights organizations in the U.S. are a lot like the old Cosa Nostra Sicilian Mafia families, and almost as honest. CORE doesn't fit the profile. CORE operates with integrity. It is an organization that I am proud to provide a link for (right side bar) and that I am proud to spotlight in this post. Now if we could just find a way to deport the "Rhymin' Reverends" (Jackson, Sharpton, and the rest) to Sicily, I would be a happy man!

article vi of the u.s. constitution

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

That seems pretty clear doesn't it? The public officials elected by "we the people" are required to take an oath to support the U.S. Constitution. It is expressly forbidden that they be made to take a religious test in order to take office. That seems so simple, but, sometimes, even we Christian conservatives can't comprehend the very simple.

I'm sure that most of you have heard of the "controversy" over incoming Rep. Keith Ellison (D.-Minn.), who is a Muslim, wanting to use a Quran at his swearing-in ceremony. The above links give you "fair and balanced" commentary on the controversy.

I'll tell you right up front that Dennis Prager, who regularly writes for, is one of my favorite columnists. He is a strong Christian conservative and I respect him. I will also tell you that I detest Sheila Seuss Kennedy (columnist in the link). She used to head up the Indiana chapter of the ACLU, she is a proud member of the lunatic left, and her ideas about how America ought to be operated run to the dangerously secular progressive/socialist end of the spectrum. So, naturally, I agree 100% with........... S.S. Kennedy. Arghhhhh! Somebody get me a doctor! This is the second week in a row I agreed with her column! Put the bullet right behind my ear!

Seriously, if we are committed to being true Christian conservatives, we must be committed, among other things, to intellectual honesty. This guy Ellison was elected fair and square to the U.S. Congress. The good people of Minnesota's 5th District knew the guy was a Muslim, and they elected him anyway. That's OK. There's nothing wrong with that! At the official swearing-in ceremony, nobody will be using any kind of religious book. All of the electees will simply stand up with their left hand raised and their right hand by their side, and they will swear to defend, support, and uphold the U.S. Constitution. Then, if they so choose, they will each conduct their own, private, unofficial swearing-in ceremonies. If this guy chooses to put his hand on the Quran, THAT'S OK!! He can put his hand on The Minnesota Vikings: A Pictorial Drama for all I care! You and I have nothing to say about that. If Minnesota people don't like that, they can vote the guy out of office in 2008. WE MUST FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION!
If you are getting the impression that I am somewhat irritated with some of my fellow Christian conservatives because of their views on this matter, you would be correct. One of the things that I despise about liberalism is the whole "our Constitution is a living, breathing document" B.S. philosophy. What that means in plain English is that liberals believe that the Constitution means whatever liberals say it means. That's just wrong, and Christian conservatives can't fall into that trap. Leave Ellison alone, and follow the Constitution and the Bible!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

bits and pieces/odds and ends under the christmas tree
This is Gary varvel's first ever animated cartoon. It's hilarious!
Lori Borgman is a Hoosier treasure! She's a wonderful writer, and this Christmas column really strips away all of the fluff and focuses on the truth of Christmas.
It was interesting to me to see the wide range of responses the post by Adam Dawson inspired (scroll down to "A Gift For Us All" from Dec. 20). Verrry interesting!
This is classic liberalism! Notice the tired old liberal talking points--making a moral distinction between a peaceful Christian republic and a warmongering radical Islam dictatorship is wrong; spending billions of dollars fighting Islamofascism takes our focus away from really important liberal domestic programs; the war on terror is no more than the busy-body U.S. trying to "fix" another country's problems. Wow! How do these people breathe without written instructions?
This Cal Thomas column should be required reading for people on all sides of the political spectrum.

1994---Islamofascist terrorists hijack a French airplane on Christmas Eve. See I thought these were people we could reason with! I thought that radical Islam terrorists just needed love from us to stop their maniacal jihad. Open your eyes, liberals!

On the lighter side, I give you "Ghost to the Post" from Christmas Eve, 1977. See the following links: and and,_1977-78

Friday, December 22, 2006

what a great website!

I'm tired of agitating mindless, anonymous liberals, so let's talk about something fun!

I have wonderful memories from my childhood of jumping in the car with my dad, and making the trip to Indy to the State Fairgrounds Coliseum to watch the Indiana Pacers. In those days, $10 would get you a front row seat to see Rajah and Big Mac and Neto and Dr. Dunk play great basketball for a coach named Slick. Those were the days of the wild and wooly American Basketball Association--the ABA. Click the above link to take a walk down memory lane, and revisit the "outlaw league with the psychedelic red, white and blue basketball and the huge afros."

My most vivid recollection? I have three. The first is from a game at the Coliseum between the Pacers and the Utah Stars. The Stars had a 6-9, 235 pound forward named Zelmo Beaty who, although he was considered to be a very smooth, slick player, was not afraid of the "bump-and-grind" under the basket. I remember a play where "The Big Z" caught a pass at the top of the key, and drove to the basket like a runaway Volkswagon. The only man between Zelmo and the bucket was 6-8, 240 pound George McGinnis, who planted both feet and prepared to take the charge. Zelmo hit Big Mac at about 30 MPH, and put McGinnis 2 rows deep into the courtside seats. That was quite a sight for an 11-year old boy!

The second recollection I have comes from the days after the Pacers moved downtown to Market Square Arena (the scene of Elvis Presley's final concert) in 1974. The song Long Tall Glasses by Leo Sayer became a staple at all Pacer games. It's hard for me to describe what that was like to be at a game where the Pacers were piling on the points and the P.A. man would cut loose with Long Tall Glasses and MSA would be ROCKING, but I can tell you that I am smiling right now just thinking about it!

My third most vivid recollection is of the coach. Bobby "Slick" Leonard was the coach of the Pacers from 1968-1980, and was the winningest coach in the history of the ABA. Slick won 529 games (387 in the ABA) and 3 ABA Championships. In his 8 seasons as coach of the ABA Pacers, he led them into the ABA Finals 5 times. Slick was a hard-coaching, hard-drinking, hard-working man who demanded total effort from his players. All old-time Pacers fans know the story about how, at halftime of a game in Duluth, Minnesota, Slick grabbed a hockey stick and chased Bob Netolicky all around the locker room in an attempt to improve Neto's work ethic. It worked! Neto escaped harm and became "the hardest working man in show business!" Slick has been the radio color man for the Pacers for years, but I still remember him patrolling the sidelines in those outlandish leisure suits and screaming like a mad man at the refs. Even though he hasn't coached in 26 years, he is still a Hoosier legend (see My 7-year old son and I saw Slick in an Indy grocery store recently, and my son recognized him immediately. He grabbed my arm and said, "Dad--that's Slick Leonard!" Slick heard my son and a big smile broke out on his face. He winked at me and said to my son, "How ya doin' buddy?" As you can probably tell, that was just as big a thrill for me as it was for my son! (Note to my buddies reading this--Insert your own joke here!)

I'll leave you with my picks for the All-Time ABA All-Star Team, and the All-Time Indiana Pacers All-Star Team. Then, give yourself an early Christmas present and surf around on the "Remember the ABA" website. Merry Christmas!

All-Time ABA Team
Louie Dampier
George Gervin
Julius Erving
Mel Daniels
Artis Gilmore
Dan Issel--6th man

All-Time ABA Pacers All-Stars
Freddie Lewis--Most Pacer fans never really liked him, but I did! He was the team captain.
Roger "The Rajah" Brown
Bob Netolicky
George McGinnis
Mel Daniels
Billy Keller--6th man, and one of the greatest under-6 ft. players ever
Darnell "Dr. Dunk" Hillman--"ABA's Biggest Afro" award winner at 1997 ABA reunion

are you ready for some football?

If you're a football fan, this is the best time of the year. NFL playoff seedings are shaking out, and we are almost to the point when we will get to see some college bowl games that actually feature good teams. I love football, so let's talk about some really important football stuff!

Question: Which of the following NFL quarterbacks has played the best over the years in the postseason?
A. Joe Montana
B. Peyton Manning
C. John Elway
D. Brett Favre

Would you believe both A and B--Manning and Montana? I didn't, until I looked at the stats. In my opinion, the 3 most important quarterback statistics are passing yards per attempt, completion percentage, and TD passes per interception. Take a look at for an explanation of yards per attempt, and why it is probably the most important passing stat there is. Completion percentage is important too, because passes that don't get caught don't move the chains. TD passes per interception is a crucial stat as well. As important as it is to throw touchdowns, it is twice as important not to throw interceptions. Turnovers give the other team extra possessions. It's impossible to win in the NFL without winning the turnover battle. Interceptions kill! Compare the postseason numbers:
Manning: 7.64 yds/attempt---60% completion---1.87 TD passes per interception
Montana: 7.88 yds/attempt---63% completion---2.14 TD passes per interception
Elway: 7.63 yds per attempt---55% completion---1.28 TD passes per interception
Favre: 7.39 yds. per attempt---60% completion---1.31 TD passes per interception

All four are impressive, but Manning and Montana are a notch higher than the other two. Seeing Joe Montana's numbers didn't surprise me, but Manning's numbers did. Don't all of the genius sports pundits say that Manning "cuts and runs" in big games? Doesn't everybody know that Manning can't play big in big games? Not so fast my friend, to quote a lame-brained ex-IU football coach-turned ESPN commentator! The numbers say that Manning is every bit as good as Joe Montana in the postseason. Unfortunately, the Colts employ the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on defense, so the Manning-led offense doesn't get as many possessions as other teams do. If the Colt's defense could make the opposition work just a little bit harder (see explanation of "Bendability Index" at, Manning will get a Super Bowl Ring. By the way, do you remember the big controversy several years ago when Rush Limbaugh said that Donovan McNabb was overrated? Here are McNabb's numbers: 6.27 yds per attempt---59% completion---1.5 TD passes per interception. Maybe Limbaugh should have gotten a raise, instead of being fired!

Now, a little college football talk. Here are my picks for each of the BCS games (
Rose Bowl-- USC by 3 over Michigan
Fiesta Bowl-- Oklahoma by 7 over Boise State (welcome to the bigs, Broncos!)
Orange Bowl-- Louisville by at least 2 TD over Wake Forest
Sugar Bowl-- LSU by as many as they want over Notre Dame! I will be crying real tears at the end of that game!
National Championship-- Florida by 1 over Ohio State! Remember, you heard it here first!
These picks are for entertainment purposes only. Do not wager real money on these outcomes, unless it excites you to do so. Remember Art Schlichter!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

religious faith and it's effect on health and family

lessons from the cold war--david limbaugh

wonderful cartoons from gary varvel

The Greatest Gift Of All--The Birth Of Our Savior

Luke 2 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

Luke 2
The Birth of Jesus
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Jesus Presented in the Temple
21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.
22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord"[b]), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons."[c]
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss[d] your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."
36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[e] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. 43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you."
49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

al gore science fiction

Patrick J. Michaels is Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies at the Cato Institute. He has written a book entitled Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming By Scientists, Politicians, and the Media. The links above take you to the articles Mr. Michaels has written for The American Spectator ( in 2006 concerning the science fiction of global warming. I know that's a lot of reading that I laid out there, but I'm convinced that, if you take the time to read this man's work with an open mind undamaged by the disease of liberalism, you will come to the following conclusions:

1. Al Gore is a moron. Actually, you really wouldn't have to read any of the above to reach that conclusion. Just watch a "highlight" video of Gore's "greatest" political moments. It's a wonder this guy can breathe without written instructions!
2. The global warming crowd has only one goal, and that is the complete destruction of America as the world's only superpower. If that goal is accomplished, we move that much closer to a one-world, socialist government/economy under the control of the amoral United Nations. The global warming agenda is to accomplish that by crippling the American industry and economy.
3. The radical left, AKA the secular progressives, justify this agenda by saying that America is the root cause of all that is evil in this world, therefore, America the Superpower must be destroyed.
4. In the minds of the lunatic left, ably represented by Comrade Gore, their cause is just, so it's OK to lie about the supposed causes and effects of global warming.
5. Mr. Michaels does a great job of exposing all of the liberal lies supporting the global warming movement with hard, cold scientific data. He quotes scientists, which automatically exposes the #1 lie of the movement, which is that the scientific community unanimously supports Al Gore's sci fi flick.
6. The global warming movement eagerly uses threats of bodily harm and even death in an attempt to beat the naysayers into compliance. That is the clearest sign there is of just how bogus the Gore cult is.

This will probably be my last post until after Christmas. Read what Mr. Michaels has to say and see for yourself. Then treat yourself to some good Christmas humor at:

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to all! May the Packers return to glory, may the Pacers have a year free from felonies, may Notre Dame at least be competitive against LSU, may the Butler Bulldogs reach the Final Four, and may God bless each and every one of you!

the liberal bill of rights

Clearly the modern liberal, AKA the secular progressive, has no use for the Bill of Rights as written by our Founding Fathers. After much investigation, I have been able to put together the Modern Liberal Bill of Rights, which modern liberalism is attempting to ram down our throats through judicial activism. Read and enjoy!

Amendment 1--The Supreme Court shall allow no expression of Christianity in the public square, particularly in schools or government buildings. Congress shall strictly regulate political speech and participation by "we the people," but shall give the drive-by media the right to commit treason. Congress hasn't made up its mind yet on peaceful assembly. We'll get back to you.

Amendment 2--Guns are evil, and an abomination to all peace-loving hippie-freaks left over from the 60's. Guns shall be banned.

Amendment 3--No soldier may be quartered overseas for the purpose of defending our national security. It is OK, however, to bomb aspirin factories for the purpose of deflecting attention away from presidential felonies.

Amendment 4--Islamofascist terrorists may not be profiled, surveilled, searched, seized, or be made to fell uncomfortable in any way. It is OK, however, for jack-booted federal storm troopers to kick down the door of a peaceful family in the middle of the night in order to send a peaceful little boy back to the loving care of Fidel Castro. Even if the boy doesn't want to go.

Amendment 5--Liberals may lie to grand juries if they wish. That's called "due process." Conservatives may be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law if they make liberals really angry.

Amendment 6--If you are a murderer, a rapist, a child molester, a traitor to the United States, or an Islamofascist terrorist, you are entitled to the O.J. Legal Defense Dream Team at taxpayer expense, unless you are a white male. Then you must burn in hell.

Amendment 7--Anyone mentioned in Amendment 6 (except for white males) has the right to the jury that is most likely to acquit.

Amendment 8--Cruel and unusual punishment is defined as anything which makes one of our 6th Amendment All-Stars the least bit uncomfortable, and it is prohibited.

Amendment 9--The Supreme Court has the power to add or subtract from this list at any time, so long as the Church of Liberalism gives approval.

Amendment 10--The states, and the citizens of those states, have no rights except for those created and defined by liberal activist judges.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

liberal hypocracy on display

I heard a news report today that Laura Bush had a surgical procedure done back in November to remove a cancerous tumor from her leg. All reports are that she is fine. But that's not the point of the story.
What was the reaction of the D.C. press when this information was discovered? Did the White House reporters say a prayer for Mrs. Bush? Did they offer encouraging words to her and her family? No and no. The White House press raised hell because they weren't notified as soon as the procedure was done. They were upset because they were deprived of a "BIG STORY." This raises several questions in my mind:
1. Just who in the world do these people think they are? How self-important and narcissistic does a person have to be to react the way the media did?
2. What makes the media believe that they have a right to obtain personal medical information about the First Lady? She isn't an elected official. She doesn't make public policy.
3. Wasn't it the liberal media that said that states have no right to obtain abortion records of minors because medical records are sacred? I guess when it comes to the murder of unborn babies, all the rules are off!
4. Is there any limit to the hypocracy or the depravity of liberalism?

the clinton impeachment

December 19, 1998---After 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against Pres. Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstruction of justice.

Liberals are fond of saying that Clinton didn't do anything wrong, that it was just about sex, and that his personal life is none of our business. If you read the summary from the Eagleton Institute of Politics with an open mind that isn't ravaged from the disease of liberalism, what you see is that Clinton committed a felony. Period. The Chief Executive of the United States of America committed a felony, and there is no way to ignore it. He deserved impeachment, and he deserved to be convicted by the Senate.

Liberals are also fond of saying that George Bush should be impeached. OK, all of you liberal lunatics out there. If you can give me one example of Pres. Bush committing a felony, and show supporting documentation, I will post a call to impeach him. Hint: Pres. Bush hasn't committed any felonies as President. Good luck anyway!

Monday, December 18, 2006

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

First read this:

Then read this:

Then watch this video:

All the Hoosier Lottery needed was Les Nessman providing on-the-scene commentary as the lottery stunt went horribly awry!

Friday, December 15, 2006

liberalism run amok

Read this article and just try to tell me that liberals aren't insane!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

the door bell rang, and everything changed

When my uncle (my mom's little brother) graduated from high school in the '50's, he was the guy that James Dean could only hope to be. Uncle Jim was the guy "Smokin' In The Boy's Room" was written about. He was a good looking guy with thick, curly black hair that all the girls just loved, but he shaved every last hair off his head one week before my Mom and Dad's wedding (it eventually grew back) just because my mom had irritated him about something. He liked to drink and smoke and cuss and chase women, and he absolutely was not the family hero, but my mom loved him dearly.

After high school Uncle Jim decided he would join the Navy. I don't think it was a decision he gave a lot of thought to. I think he just wanted to get out of town, see the world, have adventures, and the Navy seemed like kind of a cool way to do that. He ended up on a submarine, one of the last of the pre-nuclear subs, and found out that he loved it! The Rebel Without a Cause finally found a cause--he was a proud member of the United States Navy and a qualified submariner! will give you an idea of just how special that is.

Through the 1960's, Uncle Jim moved up the ladder in the Navy, gaining more and more leadership responsibilities and earning more and more respect from the men who served with and for him. When he would come home on leave, I always noticed that he carried himself with a certain kind of pride that I didn't see in many other people. I remember him as a strong, physical man. He would pick me up, and my brother as well, and he would throw us way up in the air and laugh real big as we screamed all the way back down into his arms. It seemed to me that we flew way up in the sky before he would catch us, but that's just the way that a little boy's memories evolve over the decades. My Dad worked in a bank downtown, and he told me one time that Uncle Jim always "stopped the show" every time he would drop in for a visit. Jim would saunter in wearing his uniform, looking like James Garner in one of those old war movies, and all of the girls working there would absolutely go in heat. My dad used to joke with Jim about it, giving him hell for making all of the tellers useless for the rest of the day. I'm fairly certain that was the point. Uncle Jim was a man with a plan!

When the decade ended and 1970 arrived, Uncle Jim came home on leave with some big news. He had been given a promotion and a choice of assignments. Choice A was Honolulu and Choice B was San Diego. He would be an officer stationed on a naval base in one of those very nice cities and pretty much have life whipped. Uncle Jim picked.......Choice C--None of the above! Uncle Jim announced to the family that he had requested a transfer to Vietnam and a combat position on a gun boat. He explained that important work was being done in Vietnam to fight Communism and he felt that he had a duty to go. I think it's safe to say that my Mom and my Grandma both were slightly more agitated than they had been the day he had shaved his head. My Mom was hysterical. She didn't want her baby brother going to Vietnam and she pleaded with him not to go. When we all went to the airport to see him off my Grandma didn't go. She knew in her heart, and my Mom knew the same thing as she watched Jim get on the plane, that they would never see him alive again.

They were right.

Have you ever seen the movie Saving Private Ryan? It's a fantastic movie, but I'll never watch it again. There is a scene in the movie that shows the mother of Private Ryan and his brothers washing dishes in the kitchen. She looks out the window of her kitchen and sees a car driving up the long road to her house and she begins to cry, because she knows. The car hasn't arrived yet, but she knows that the car contains news of death, and she cries. I watched that scene, and emotions that had been laying quietly hidden inside me for 28 years suddenly tore loose and I cried like a baby. I was so embarrased! My wife was sitting next to me in the theater and she held me and I bawled and sobbed and I couldn't stop. It suddenly brought back the memories of how it felt when the door bell rang and everything changed.

When the doorbell rang in August of 1970 I was the one who answered the door. When I saw two men in uniform standing somberly at the door, I thought they were refrigerator repairmen. I was 10--very young and obviously very stupid! I remember turning around to yell for Mom to come talk to the repairmen, but she was already standing there behind me. She was crying, because she knew. I remember thinking that it was very odd to get so emotional over a broken refrigerator. The men still hadn't spoken when my mom said, "Is Jim coming home? Is he OK?" The one man simply said, "No ma'am, he's not. May we come in?" My Mom broke down sobbing as the men came in. My brother, sister and I all hugged together with my Mom as she told us that Uncle Jim had been killed and was living with Jesus. I really don't remember anything else of the event or even what the two men said. I just remember that everything was forever different.

My Uncle Jim was killed by a sniper on August 23, 1970. I vividly remember a sunny day in June of 1978, when we had an open house to celebrate my graduation from high school. Someone told a joke and my Mom laughed, and I was so surprised because she hadn't laughed since August of 1970. She's still not the same person she was before 1970, though. A piece of her soul was ripped out of her body when she buried her baby brother, and it will never heal.

I look back at Vietnam, and I get absolutely pissed! Our brave men and women went to a jungle on the other side of the globe to help make the world safe for democracy, and the gutless, feckless politicians in Washington D.C. sold them out. Our soldiers and sailors were betrayed by the very people who were supposed to have their backs! The United States military fought bravely, and they were successful in Vietnam, but the Dilrods in D.C. surrendered! I call that "getting Vietnam'ed." Do you know what it's like to get Vietnam'ed? It's very similar to what happens when you go in for your proctology exam and Dr. Feelgood snaps on the glove, smiles serenely, and says, "This might be a little first!"

Well sports fans, our brave soldiers and sailors of the 21st Century are about to get Vietnam'ed again! The Iraq Surrender Group is desparately seeking a way to turn tail and run without losing dignity. Just how does one surrender and still act like you won? I feel like Uncle Jim died with dignity and honor as he fought for the freedoms that so many Americans take for granted, but his sacrifice was dishonored by a bunch of cowardly politicians. The brave men and women serving heroically in Iraq have achieved stunning successes in a very difficult, complex war, but the homefront is ready to sh__ all over them! Take a look at to see all that the greatest fighting force in the history of the world has been able to accomplish.

Too many Americans today, I'm afraid, regard the very unique freedoms we enjoy as a birthright. They aren't. Freedom isn't free, as the saying goes. It has a cost, and at various times in our nation's history the cost has been astronomical. Freedom is purchased through blood, sweat and tears on the battlefield. It is purchased through prayer, faith and hope on the homefront. It is purchased through the focus and resolve and moral clarity of our elected leaders, as they seek to support the men and women who are making the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of all of us back at home. We the people must unite at this very moment in history so that we don't get Vietnam'ed again! The stakes are a whole lot higher today.

12/14/1799---america loses her father

December 14, 1799---George Washington died at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. He was 67 years old.

Washington, of course, was the first President of the United States, but he was much more than that. He was appointed Commander In Chief of the colonial army during the American Revolution by the Second Continental Congress. He provided over the Constitutional Convention as they drafted and ratified the U.S. Constitution. After becoming President, Washington established precedents for running the country and carrying out the duties of the presidency that have lasted for over 200 years. George Washington was the Father of our Country, and was one of the greatest and wisest leaders the world has ever known.

I would like to post an excerpt here from Washington's Farewell Address. This particular address has become a textbook, of sorts, teaching how a constitutional republic best functions. Read what Pres. Washington says about religion and morality. Pay special attention to what Washington says about the role of public education in the teaching of religion and morality. After reading that, go to the link at the bottom, which will take you to a Library of Congress online exhibition called "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic." If you read all of this with a mind unimpaired from the debilitating effects of cancerous liberalism, you will see the truth about the role religion is supposed to play in America.

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?
Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

the liberal assault on christmas and america

This is a great article written by Rabbi Aryeh Spero. His article falls under the category of "must-read cultural information."

kucinich for president

This is the part of my blog that I refer to as "the funny papers." Any talk about Dennis Kucinich running for President has to be viewed in the same way that you would view the Sunday comics in your local newspaper.

Really, now! Take a look for yourself at this guy's website (linked above). How can you take this guy seriously? Look at what he has to say about a Federal Dept. of Peace, or the war on terror, or on national health care, or any of the other issues he expounds on. This guy is one french fry short of a Full Meal Deal! As always, his campaign will serve the purpose of amusing us until the more serious candidates begin.

"The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite, and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy. From one source, endless creative energy, bursting forth, kinetic, elemental. We, the earth, air, water, and fire source of nearly 15 billion years of cosmic spiraling" (remarks to Praxis Peace Institute, June 9, 2002).

goodbye, kofi!

Words can't express how fascinated I was by the farewell comments of Kofi Inane. You can be assured that I will write his words on the tablet of my heart.

But seriously folks, wasn't that just priceless to hear Kofi lecture the U.S.? First, he laid out 5 principles that he believes the United States should strive to adhere to. I won't waste precious energy typing out those 5 principles, because they can all be summed up in this way: The U.S. should give up on our national sovereignty, and our Constitution, and our national defense, and submit to world-rule under the control of the United Nations. And, oh, by the way, the U.S. should consent to letting Islamofascist nations have an equal voice on the Security Council. Good grief! I haven't heard stupidity like that since the last time Dennis Kucinich or Jimmy Carter gave a speech!

What Comrade Kofi said next was the part that really riled me up. He began to lecture the Bush administration about morality and the rule of law. You have got to be kidding me! This is the same bum who presided over the U.N. Oil for Food Program, for crying out loud! That's the corrupt program that enriched Kofi Inane and his son, and resulted in the deaths of God-only-knows-how-many thousands of innocent Iraqi men, women and children. On the mass murder scale, Kofi Inane ranks right up there with Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein, and Kofi did it out of pure greed! He did it for the money! All of that is in addition to the incredible atrocities committed by blue-helmeted U.N. peacekeeping troops in countries around the world. Rape, murder and mahem are the calling cards of Kofi's Boys!

Look up the word "evil" in the dictionary and you will see the picture of Kofi Inane. Kofi, I have a suggestion for you. Please just go away, and please do it quietly. The United States doesn't need a lecture on morality from a reprobate like yourself!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

lamar lundy

This is a great story of strength and faith. Lamar Lundy's name won't be familiar to younger people, but anyone over the age of 45 will remember Lundy as one of the greatest athletes in Indiana sports history. His story, reprinted here, is pretty inspirational.

RICHMOND, Ind. -- To survive and thrive through 71 years, Lamar Lundy has dealt with his challenges one at a time.
One of a kind: A distinguished athlete, Richmond native Lamar Lundy was a member of the Los Angeles Rams' Fearsome Foursome defensive unit in the 1960s. He was also a star athlete at Richmond High School and Purdue, where he was the only player to be voted Most Valuable Player for football and basketball in his senior year.
Keep the focus on the most important one first.
Have faith in family, friends and God's will.
Never give up.
"I feel I can overcome whatever," he said Saturday from his bed at Oakridge Rehab & Specialty Care in Richmond.
Lundy is battling a variety of serious health problems, including prostate cancer and heart issues. It hurts his left knee just to sit up in bed.
He needs periodic blood transfusions to fight fatigue and build his strength.
His many friends are worried about him. But he's not. Lundy still jokes with nurses, treats everyone with kindness and thinks positive thoughts.
"This is not a strange place for me to be in," he said. "There are always challenges. You have to deal with them."
Lundy has done that every step of his remarkable life.
He rose from star athlete at Richmond High School to being a football pioneer at Purdue to becoming a leader of one of the most feared defenses in NFL history.
Since the 1960s, though, he has faced at least five life-changing and life-threatening illnesses. He has been flat on his back, facing death before.
"I don't worry about if I don't wake up in the morning," Lundy said "I believe God is with me all the time. I don't expect anything to happen that he doesn't want."
It is truly amazing, said former Los Angeles Rams teammate Merlin Olsen, "how well he's handled all the maladies. He's handled them all with tremendous amounts of courage and sense of humor."
Lundy's friends in Richmond are concerned this time about his health.
"It's hard to see a guy I played against so many times, so active, such a physical specimen, be like this," Paul Flatley said.
Flatley played flanker for the Minnesota Vikings when Lundy and Olsen made up half of the famed Fearsome Foursome for the Rams.
"I don't remember him playing a bad game," Flatley said. "Lamar Lundy is maybe the best athlete ever in collegiate and pro sports."
Lundy roots now for the Indianapolis Colts. He follows them via TV. The last time he ventured out was to attend a Purdue football game Sept. 16. He was honored that day for his feats 50 years ago.
Tom Milligan, his lawyer and lifelong friend, took Lundy to the game and pushed his wheelchair onto the field -- where Lundy received loud applause. Lundy was the first black athlete to receive a Boilermakers football scholarship.
"He was the Jackie Robinson of Purdue," Milligan said.
Lundy set a record at Purdue that likely will never be equaled: He was voted Most Valuable Player for football and basketball in his senior year.
Lundy also is one of only three men from Indiana who are enshrined in both the state football and basketball halls of fame.
"He was unbelievable, did things that no other players had ever done," said friend Chuck Wellings of Richmond.
Lundy played on undefeated Richmond football teams in 1951 and 1952 and also helped lead the Red Devils to the state final four in basketball in the 1952-53 season.
Most fans know of Lundy as a defensive end, but he started as a tight end with the Rams.
As a sophomore at Purdue, he caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Len Dawson that helped the Boilermakers to an upset win at Notre Dame.
The Rams moved Lundy to defense in his second season and he pioneered the Fearsome Foursome.
The players enjoyed a special chemistry on and off the field, Olsen and Lundy said.
In the NFL, teams were forced to double-team Lundy to hold off his fierce pass rushes.
But the 6-7, 250-pound defensive end fought through them anyway.
"Lamar was the most consistent of the Fearsome Foursome," Olsen said by phone from his home in Utah. "Lamar was our steady influence. You always knew he would be there."
Lundy's friends are dedicated to making his life as comfortable as possible. Many chipped in to get him a longer bed for his room. His feet hung over the end of a standard-size bed.
The first health problems to attack Lundy were Graves disease (of the thyroid) and diabetes while he played with the Rams.
Then came the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis that nearly killed him soon after his NFL playing career ended in 1970.
He hasn't been able to focus his eyes or drive a car for decades, Milligan said.
More recently, Lundy developed heart problems that required the implantation of a pacemaker.
Lundy entered Oakridge in July. He had broken his left kneecap and damaged his ribs in a fall, Milligan said.
"He's never really regained his strength," Milligan said. "He's a pretty sick fellow right now."

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Monday, December 11, 2006

another top 10 list--the most popular liberal lies

The philosophy of liberalism is a pseudo-religion built entirely upon lies, half-truths and delusion. It has become something of a hobby for me to document the most popular liberal lies. Here's my Top 10 List:

1. The war in Iraq has made America less safe. The truth is that, between 1979 and 2000, there were 25 separate radical Islam attacks against Americans, or against non-Americans on American soil (see for a complete list) that killed 800 people. On 9/11, almost 3000 people were killed. Since 9/11---ZERO. No attacks on American soil. No American civilians in non-combat areas dead. ZERO. The numbers don't lie--they are what they are.

2. Bush lied, soldiers died. Wrong! During that time between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, the intelligence agencies from France, England, Russia and the United States all agreed that Iraq had WMD and that Saddam was prepared to use them. At the same time, Saddam kicked out all of the weapons inspectors, violated 17 U.N. resolutions, a Congressional resolution, and threatened the United States. The Republican and Democrat leaders in both houses of Congress looked at the intelligence reports from these other countries and the U.S., they looked at Saddam's actions, they listened to Saddam's words, and they all agreed with the President that we just couldn't take a chances that Iraq might attack us. Remember, this was post-9/11. Former President Clinton and former VP Gore, who both had seen the same reports that Pres. Bush had, agreed with Congress and Bush. Saddam had to be eliminated. A bipartisan consensus was reached and Pres. Bush invaded Iraq. Today, the Democrats want to rewrite history and create a make believe fairy tale about the beginnings of the war. They are lying.

3. Abortion is a constitutional right. Wrong! There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution that says that women have the right to an abortion. It isn't even implied. The "right" to murder an unborn baby is a right that has been pulled out of thin air by a liberal activist Supreme Court. That's called public policy rammed down the throats of "we the people" by judicial fiat.

4. Gay marriage is a constitutional right. Wrong again! Liberals sure do see lots of make believe stuff in the Constitution, don't they? Here again, liberals will advance their agenda through the liberal courts.

5. The Constitution mandates separation of church and state. Liberals must have the U.S. Constitution mixed up with the old Soviet constitution. That was the constitution that mandated separation of church and state. The 1st Amendment mandates freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Go to, the official Library of Congress website, to see an online exhibit called "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic." You will very clearly see that our Founding Fathers had absolutely no intentions of creating a republic where public expression of Christian faith would be banned. Today's liberals have created a huge lie all around this very important issue.

6. Conservatives oppose stem cell research. That is a big whopper! The truth is that conservatives are opposed to federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, and there are two reasons why. First, most conservatives believe that it is immoral, and we don't want our tax dollars used to fund an immoral practice. Second, most conservatives recognize that ESCR has been a 100% total failure, and that increased federal funding would be a waste of money. If private corporations want to use private money to fund ESCR, let them have at it! So far, though, that hasn't happened because corporate America is reluctant to waste money on programs that won't succeed. Conservatives are 100% in favor of pursuing adult stem cell research, and research into using cord blood. We also favor federal funding for those avenues of research.

7. Tax cuts for the rich hurt the poor. This is another whopper. First of all, poor people don't pay taxes, so you can't cut what isn't there. The top 50% of American wage earners pay 97% of all of the taxes. Second, cutting the taxes for these top 50%'ers allows that group to spend more, and it allows businesses to hire more. Money pumps back into the economy, more people have jobs, and the bottom 50%, who only shoulder 3% of the total tax burden, find more money in their pockets. Everybody goes home a winner. Today, in 2006, unemployment is at a historical low, black ownership of businesses and homes is at an all time high, and the federal deficit has been slashed beyond any reasonable prediction.

8. Bush stole the 2000 election. Do you know that there is still a segment of our population that is bitter about that election? They still believe that Bush stole the election. Of course, these are the same people who still believe that Elvis is alive and that Karl Rove is the Antichrist! The truth is that the Gore team cherry picked Democrat districts in Florida for recounts. The Bush team said that we should recount the whole state, but Gore wanted no part of that. There was a recount, and Bush was still the winner. Gore demanded a second recount, and Bush was still the winner. Gore went to a liberal Democrat Florida court and got them to award him more votes and another crack at the votes. Bush appealed to the Supreme Court, and they shut down the Gore criminal enterprise. The U.S. Human Rights Commission investigated, and they found nothing wrong with the results. Bush won, Gore lost, get over it!

9. Republicans are racist. Barack Hussein Obama is the latest delusional liberal to repeat this famous lie (he said it yesterday), and he is just as wrong as every other liberal who has repeated this lie. It was a Republican president who freed the slaves. It was the Republican party that passed the "Civil Rights Amendments" (13, 14, 15) that extended full citizenship rights to blacks. it was the Republican party that got the Civil Rights Act passed during the LBJ administration. The Democrat party strongly opposed all of the above. During Pres. Bush's time in office, more blacks own houses, own businesses, and have jobs than at any time in American history. Those are the facts, and they can't be disputed.

10. Global warming. I have written extensively about the whole global warming hoax. Al Gore has created a great science fiction movie about this malarkey in a feeble attempt to secure the 2008 presidential nomination. It is all a lie! Look at the following links:
Over 17,000 basic and applied American scientists, two-thirds of whom have advanced degrees, signed a petition that said, " We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind."
"There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth."
That sounds pretty clear to me!

That"s my list. There are so many other great liberal lies to talk about, but I'll save it for another time.

newt evaluates the isg--the good, the bad, and the ugly

This is a great article from Newt Gingrich evaluating the results of the Iraq Study Group. His opinions are well thought out and backed up with facts, logic and reason. this is very interesting reading.

the lesson continues--the difference between liberals and conservatives

Newt Gingrich put together a very simple, 10-question quiz designed to let you measure how closely your views align with the views of what he calls America's Natural Majority. Clearly, Gingrich holds the belief that a majority of Americans are conservative and traditionalists, and he's right. Take a look at the quiz printed below:

American Values Opinion Test
About Winning the Future
January 23 2005
Newt Gingrich

How do your views align with America's Natural Majority?

Take the following test.
Score each statement from 0 to 10 depending on how much you agree or disagree. Add the score at the end. The higher the score, the more you agree with America's Natural Majority. The lower the score, the more you disagree with America's Natural Majority.
0=Very Strongly Disagree1=Strongly Disagree2=Disagree3=Somewhat Disagree4=Slightly Disagree
5=Neither Agree or Disagree
6=Slightly Agree7=Somewhat Agree8=Agree9=Strongly Agree10=Very Strongly Agree

____ 1. We should be allowed to say “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.
____ 2. Able-bodied people on welfare should be required to work.
____ 3. Men who assault pregnant women and kill the unborn child should be prosecuted for assault and murder.
____ 4. The United States should put its own interests first and cooperation with international organizations second.
____ 5. I believe in God.
____ 6. I am proud to be an American.
____ 7. Schools should teach new immigrants about American history and values.
____ 8. Every American should learn English.
____ 9. Personal injury lawyers should get no more than 15 percent of any jury award.
____ 10. It is possible to use new technology and new science to develop clean, renewable energy that protects the environment and the economy.

Here is what percent the rest of America agrees with each statement: 1 = 91%; 2= 87%; 3 = 84%; 4 = 73%; 5 = 92%; 6 = 91%; 7 = 88%; 9 = 75%; 10 = 88%

This is a very simple, yet very clear way of seeing the vast differences between liberals and conservatives. As a Christian conservative, I can't even imagine putting a score down for any of those statements that was less than 10. I don't understand how anyone could possibly disagree with any of those statements, but the truth is that a very vocal minority in our country does strongly disagree with all of the above. The power of that minority is magnified because they are supported by the mainstream media, virtually all of the academic establishment in our colleges and universities, and nearly 100% of our entertainment industry. That is why it is so vitally important that those of us in the all-too-often silent majority break the silence and fight for the natural, traditional, Christian conservative values of our country.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

1 john 2:1-14

1 John 2:1-14 (The Message)
The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

1-2 I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good—not only ours, but the whole world's.
2-3 Here's how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments.
4-6 If someone claims, "I know him well!" but doesn't keep his commandments, he's obviously a liar. His life doesn't match his words. But the one who keeps God's word is the person in whom we see God's mature love. This is the only way to be sure we're in God. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived.
7-8 My dear friends, I'm not writing anything new here. This is the oldest commandment in the book, and you've known it from day one. It's always been implicit in the Message you've heard. On the other hand, perhaps it is new, freshly minted as it is in both Christ and you—the darkness on its way out and the True Light already blazing!
9-11 Anyone who claims to live in God's light and hates a brother or sister is still in the dark. It's the person who loves brother and sister who dwells in God's light and doesn't block the light from others. But whoever hates is still in the dark, stumbles around in the dark, doesn't know which end is up, blinded by the darkness.
12-13 I remind you, my dear children: Your sins are forgiven in Jesus' name. You veterans were in on the ground floor, and know the One who started all this; you newcomers have won a big victory over the Evil One.
13-14 And a second reminder, dear children: You know the Father from personal experience. You veterans know the One who started it all; and you newcomers—such vitality and strength! God's word is so steady in you. Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a victory over the Evil One.

Trying to Be Like Jesus Christ
An Older Brother’s Gift
By Ada Foy

Ada Foy, “An Older Brother’s Gift,” Friend, Dec. 1996

It was the Christmas season of 1994. Nine-year-old Jaron and his six-year-old brother, Parker, were excited. They had entered a reading contest sponsored by a grocery store in their hometown. The two students who read the most books would each win a brand-new bicycle. All they had to do was have their parents and teachers sign for each book they read. Two bikes were to be awarded, one for the first-to-third-grade levels, and one for the fourth-to-sixth-grade levels.
Parker was especially excited because this was a way for him to earn a bike. He really wanted one. He was tired of watching his older brother ride around on the new purple ten-speed bike he had earned by working at a yard sale. Parker thought that it would be great to earn a bike of his own by reading books. So he started to read books as fast as he could. He read Curious George, Green Eggs and Ham, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. But no matter how many books he read, someone in his grade level had read more.
Meanwhile, Jaron had not been all that enthusiastic about the contest. When he went to the grocery store and checked the big chart with all the readers listed and how many books each had read, however, he could see that his younger brother had little chance of winning the contest.
Touched with the true meaning of Christmas, the joy of giving, he decided to do for Parker what he could not do for himself. So Jaron put away his own bike and, library card in hand, went to work. He read and read. He read when he wanted to ride his bike. He read as much as eight hours a day. The thrill of perhaps having such a wonderful gift to give kept him going.
The day came when the final lists were to be turned in. Jaron’s mother took him to the store, and he turned in his list, then admired the prize-winners bikes on display.
The store manager watched him admire the shiny red twenty-inch bike. “I suppose that if you win the contest,” the manager said, “you’ll want the larger bike, won’t you?”
Jaron looked up at the man’s smiling face and said very seriously, “Oh, no sir. I would like one exactly this size.”
“But isn’t this bike too small for you?”
“No sir—I want to win it for my little brother.”
The man was surprised. He turned to Jaron’s mother and said, “This is the best Christmas story I’ve heard all year!”
Jaron’s mother hadn’t known that he had worked so hard for his little brother. She looked at Jaron with great pride and joy as they went home to await the contest results.
Finally the phone call came! By reading 280 books, Jaron had won! With his parents’ help, he hid the bicycle in his grandma’s basement until Christmas Eve. He could hardly wait to give Parker his gift!
On Christmas Eve, the whole family gathered at Grandma’s home for a special family home evening. Mother told the story of Heavenly Father’s gift to the world of His Son Jesus Christ. Then she told the story of another older brother’s love. Although it wasn’t the great sacrifice the Savior has made for each of us, she said, it was a sacrifice, and it showed how much the older brother loved his younger brother. Parker and his family listened to the story of a brother who had read 280 books to win his little brother a bike.
“My big brother would do something like that for me,” Parker said.
At that, Jaron ran to the other room, where Grandma had moved the bike. The rest of the family proudly grinned while he wheeled out the two-wheeled treasure he had earned for his younger brother. Parker ran over to the bike, and the brothers hugged over the top of it.

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

50 years ago--russell and the celtics

Has it really been 50 years since the rookie year of Bill Russell and the first of 16 NBA Championships for the Boston Celtics? I can truly see in my mind's eye Russell blocking shots and Auerbach yelling at referees and Havlicek hitting jump shots, but today, Russell is 72 years old, Havlicek is 66, and Red Auerbach died in October at the age of 89. I can't believe that the memories of my childhood are so old!
The above links will take you to some fascinating reading about the Celtic dynasty, and if you're a sports fan, I encourage you take time to absorb all of the great stories contained here. Our heroes in the sports world have lessons to teach us if we will just open our eyes and ears and minds and hearts to receive those lessons. Auerbach, Russell and the Celtics worked harder than anyone else in the NBA. They had a clear vision of what they wanted to accomplish and they were relentless in their pursuit of their goals. They competed with honor and dignity and integrity and pride. They put aside the wants of the individual for the good of the group and they worked in unity to accomplish their goals. They pursued excellence with no explanations and no apologies, and they were successful.
Yesterday was Larry Bird's 50th birthday--the last great Celtic was born during Bill Russell's rookie season. Bird epitomized all of the qualities I have described, which came to be known as "the Celtic way." Go to the following link:
to look back at Bird's amazing career.

Friday, December 08, 2006

john cox for president?

I must confess that I had never heard of John Cox until I received an email talking about his canidacy for President in 2008. I went to his website (see the above link) and I like what I saw. Of course, the website gives me no indication of what is truly in the man's mind or heart--I really don't know anything about him. I would be interested in learning more, because his apparent stands on the issues intrigue me. If anyone out there knows anything about this guy, please speak up!

principled conservatism loses a champion

Conservatives Mourn the Loss of Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

David A. Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, today issued the following statement concerning the death of Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick:

"Conservatives and indeed all freedom-loving Americans are deeply saddened today to learn of the death of our good friend Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. Appointed by President Reagan to be the first woman to serve as Permanent Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations, Jeane was a no nonsense, fierce fighter for American interests. She served during the Cold Wars years of 1981-85 –-- a time that called for a strong advocate for advancing and protecting American interests. The Medal of Freedom award she received back in 1985 was so richly deserved."

"Her keen understanding of foreign policy, sharp intellect, and steadfast opposition to the tyranny of communism helped shape President Reagan's vision for winning the Cold War. Jeane’s contributions to our country over the years will not soon be equaled. We’ve lost a great defender of freedom."

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more opinions on the isg report

the iraq surrender group

Well, the Iraq Surrender Group, led by James "Jimmy Carter" Baker and Lee "Jimmy Carter" Hamilton, has concluded their extremely important work, and a grateful nation is thankful. Their conclusions can be summed up as follows:
1. We must not allow ourselves to even contemplate the word "victory", as it pertains to Iraq. If the world thought we were actually trying to win, it would make them feel bad. Therefore, we will not pursue victory.
2. We acknowlege that Iran and Syria are fueling the violent insurgency in Iraq. To solve this problem, we must "engage" these two countries in a "dialogue" where all can feel as though they will take away something positive from the exchange. Sort of like the "Oprah" show. After we cave in to all of Iran's and Syria's maniacal demands, we can cut-and-run out of Iraq to the applause of the global audiance.
3. When Iraq turns into a bloodbath after our surrender, and the Middle East blows up into the worst war the world has ever seen, and when we lose a couple of major American cities to terrorist attacks, then all of the numb-nuts who contributed to the cockamamie ISG report can wring their hands and gaze at their navels and wonder, "Why, oh why, did things go oh so wrong?".
There is a basic concept concerning war and peace that the vast majority of America's leaders just don't understand. Peace doesn't come from talking. Peace won't happen if we stop fighting. Peace will only happen if America achieves total and complete victory over Islamofascism. There will not be any peace until America kills all of the terrorists, and destroys their WMD's and their weapon-making capabilities, and turns their cities and strongholds into parking lots. Peace will require the use of nukes, so that all traces of Islamofscism is erased from the face of the earth. Then, America will be able to dictate the terms of peace to the countries that formerly sponsored the terrorists. That is the only successful blueprint there is for victory and peace in this Third World War. The Iraq Surrender Group has put together a plan that 100% guarantees that there will be more terrorist attacks, much worse than 9/11, on American soil in the future. The ISG plan guarantees that our children and grandchildren will have to sacrifice greater amounts of blood to defeat terrorism than we would have to if we would just have some balls and finish the job.
What should the ISG report have said? If that pathetic group of cowards had followed the example set by Pres. Reagan and principled conservatism, the report would have recommended the following:
Pres. Bush goes on worldwide TV and says that Iran and Syria have exactly one week to pull out of Iraq. The insurgency must stop immediately. Then those two countries must publically renounce Islamofascist terrorism, and they must agree to destroy all of their WMD's. They must also agree to allow America to monitor their progress in these areas. If Iran and Syria refuse to agree 100% with these demands, then America turns Tehran and Damascus into great big parking lots! We ask the leaders of those two countries if the words "Hiroshima" and "Nagasaki" are familiar to them. And then we don't back down. If they call our bluff, we pull the trigger. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the recipe for victory!
Go to the above link and read Hurricane Harry's post from October that so clearly illustrates these basic truths. Then read the following lines from the movie The Untouchables (Kevin Costner/Sean Connery/Robert DeNiro/Andy Garcia) and subsitute the word "Islamofascism" for the name "Al Capone." Here endeth the lesson!

Malone: You said you wanted to get Capone. Do you really wanna get him? You see what I'm saying is, what are you prepared to do? Ness: Anything and everything in my power. Malone: And *then* what are you prepared to do? If you open the can on these worms you must be prepared to go all the way because they're not gonna give up the fight until one of you is dead. Ness: How do you do it then? Malone: You wanna know how you do it? Here's how: they pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way, and that's how you get Capone! Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? Ness: I have sworn to capture this man with all legal powers at my disposal and I will do so. Malone: Well, the Lord hates a coward. Do you know what a blood oath is, Mr. Ness? Ness: Yes. Malone: Good, 'cause you just took one.
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