The Red Violin

"yeah he's doing such a great job as President you would have to be a total dumbass to question his academic credentials. If his performance in office is your definition of superior talent, your IQ is the square root of your shoe size.

If any other of our presidents had doubled the National debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had then proposed to Double the debt again within 10 Years, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal Immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder whose side he was on?

If any other of our presidents had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?

If any other of our presidents had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87,000 American workers Unemployed would you support him?

If any other of our presidents had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, Would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If any other of our presidents had spent hundreds of thousands of Dollars to take his First Lady to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had reduced your retirement plan Holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, Would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had bowed subserviently to the King of Saudi Arabia and Dictator of China, Would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had visited Austria and made Reference to the
Nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed It off as a minor Slip?

If any other of our presidents had filled his cabinet and circle of Advisers
With people who evaded their income taxes, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had stated that there were 57 states In the
United States , wouldn't you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?

If any other of our presidents would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit Him walking out his front door in his home town, would you not have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk?

If any other of our presidents had been so Spanish illiterate as to Refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was The 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, wouldn't you have winced in embarrassment?

If any other of our presidents had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel To go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a Hypocrite?

If any other of our presidents had failed to send relief aid to Flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made Homeless than In New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing Political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If any other of our presidents had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what Is happening in America , would you have ever approved?

If any other of our presidents had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do So, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had attempted to assassinate a US citizen without any due process, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? This is 100% Obama, 100% verifiable..."

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    Made for Each Other

la la lala america~

"This book is on my all-time top 10 list. While it is well worth the price, it is also available in its entirety online, at for free. I read it there first, and then purchased it to read again, annotate, and loan to friends. Gatto's books are all excellent, but this one is his opus.
I also highly recommend Education: Free and Compulsory by Murray Rothbard. This is also available online, free, at
It was written decades ago, in the 60's I believe, and is amazing in its support of homeschooling, an option essentially unknown at that time. It is much shorter, at about 150 pages, than Underground History and so makes a good starting point.
Mises is a generally excellent source for all manner of libertarian writings. They operate an online bookstore, but every item they control the copyright to is also available free online.
As a result of these books (and many others also), we have liberated 3 of our children from the tyranny, thought control, and general low standards of our local magnet school

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    Turn of the Screw

not under the law, but under grace

The Bible consistently tells us that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). Romans 1:26-27 teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God.
When people continue in sin and unbelief, God “gives them over” to even more wicked and depraved sin in order to show them the futility and hopelessness of life apart from God.
1 Corinthians 6:9 proclaims that homosexual “offenders” will not inherit the kingdom of God.

God does not create a person with homosexual desires. The Bible tells us that people become homosexuals because of sin (Romans 1:24-27) and ultimately because of their own choice. A person may be born with a greater susceptibility to homosexuality, just as some people are born with a tendency to violence and other sins. That does not excuse the person’s choosing to sin by giving in to sinful desires. If a person is born with a greater susceptibility to anger/rage, does that make it right for him to give into those desires? Of course not! The same is true with homosexuality.

However, the Bible does not describe homosexuality as a “greater” sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God. Homosexuality is just one of the many things listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that will keep a person from the kingdom of God.
According to the Bible, God’s forgiveness is just as available to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, idol worshipper, murderer, thief, etc. God also promises the strength for victory over sin, including homosexuality,
to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 4:13

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    God's Word is the measure

Democrats & The Aristocrats (Obama voters are the gold standard of stupid)


"Government involvement ruins efficiency 99% of the time. We spend too much money on our military industrial complex AND our entitlements. As a successful mid-20s American, I loathe the fact that so much of the money I EARNED is being wasted on Ponzi schemes like Social Security. Let me decide where to put it... it won't be in meddling in foreign affairs.


Health care is still a problem, despite the 2000+ page monstrosity passed last year. Well Pelosi, we found out what is in it!


Please don't start with that "single payer" nonsense though. The EU Utopias are all crashing down because of their entitlement spending.


The UK's NHS is the world's third largest employer... the UK has 60 million people... we have 310 million.. I'd like to know where liberals would get the money to pay for socialized medicine in a country where 47% of households pay $0.00 in federal income taxes.


I am in the 53% that helps support all the moochers. Do some need help? Sure. Do many scam the system? You betcha!


You want cheap health care services? Unleash the private sector. It's quite simple.


At some point, lasik and plastic surgery were very expensive, yet with technological advances in these fields, prices have come down. Guess what! Insurance is not mandated to cover them!


The free market simply works when you let it work. Remember when plasma TVs were $10,000 and cell phones $500?


Health care is a service. There are 1700 insurance companies in this country, most of which are non-profit. For those who are for-profit, their profit margin averages about 3%.. which makes the health insurance industry the 37th most profitable in the country...


Want to know why costs are exploding? Go to a low-middle class area hospital and ask the doctors and staff in confidence why they charge so much."