Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Right-Wing Violence?

Right-Wing Violence?

Liberal Dissenter Punches Tea Party Protester

SEIU Thug Assaults Town Hall Protester

MoveOn.org Supporter Bites Finger Off Conservative Dissenter

"One Nation" Rally Attendee Assaults News Reporter


This is a response to Mysterieux936 and his deviation Tea Party Rule. Using a recent incident where a Rand Paul supporter curb stomps a woman from MoveOn.org, Mysteriux936 concludes that the entire Tea Party is violent and thus similar to the Nazi Party. The worst part is that most of the people leaving him comments seem to agree.

I would leave a comment myself correcting this erroneous paranoia, but the coward has me blocked. Fortunately, a user named LordTHawkeye left a comment explaining that the left-wing can be just as violent as the right. Mysterieux936 replied by giving a cute facepalm and arguing that the left isn’t like that.

Oh really?

As you can see from my deviation above, contrary to what Mysterieux936 would have you believe, the Tea Party protesters (and other conservative protesters) have mostly been the recipients, rather than the perpetrators, of violence. Add the "One Nation" rally attendee who assaulted a news reporter, and you have four examples of left-wing violence against one example of right-wing violence.

Of course, there are myriad of other examples of left-wing violence, which are detailed in this article: The Media's Myth of Right Wing Violence.

P.S.: Concerning the woman who was curb stomped, on that exact same night, a Rand Paul supporter wearing a surgical boot had her foot stomped upon, opening her wound. Weird how Mysterieux936—or the media for that matter—failed to mention that.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Social Security

Social Security

“Social Security is a scheme started by politicians during the last Great Depression. There’s no merchandise involved. It’s just money. The idea was to buy the support of older voters by giving the money taken from the younger ones and telling the younger ones they get the same deal when they got old. Any idiot can see that’s unsustainable! Sure, back when there were five young workers for each retiree, a lot of money rolled in—there were even surpluses; but the government didn’t put those into some big savings account: they f***ing spent the money on some other s***. So here in 2010, we’re down to three workers for every retired person; and this year, Social Security will be giving out more money than it takes in. The whole Social Security pyramid is collapsing like something run by Bernie Madoff.” – Penn Jillette

And to think that Barrack Obama and other liberals fear that the Big Bad Republicans will privatize Social Security (as though it would do worse in the free market than it already does in Washington).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Eco-Fascism

Eco-Fascism



Before dismissing her class, a British schoolteacher advises her pupils on how they can help reduce global warming. When she asks how many are willing to follow her advice, most of the class raise their hands. As for the students who didn’t, the teacher presses a red button on her desk, and the children explode into a bloody, gory mess.

This is one of several commercials promoting 10:10, an environmental campaign, and they have created quite the controversy. In each commercial, someone tells a group of people (students, employees, soccer players) how they can help the environment. Anyone who disagrees gets blown to smithereens.

I can understand what the commercials are trying to convey: protecting the environment is a serious matter, and people who refuse to help are just aiding in the destruction. But to suggest that those who refuse to help need to die—even if it’s just a joke—is nothing short of putting a gun to people’s heads and exclaiming “join our cause or die!”

Of course, environmentalists (more notably the extreme ones) tend to have a dehumanizing view of their opponents—if not the entire human race. Here are some quotes from a few militant environmentalists:

• “Cannibalism is a radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation.” - Lyall Watson
• “To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem.” – Lamont Cole
• “Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth, social and environmental” – David Foreman
• “If I were re-incarnated, I would wish to return to earth as a killer virus to lower human population level.” – Prince Phillip

The worst part is that these commercials were funded with taxpayer money. In other words, the cartoon gun being placed to people’s heads was paid for with the money picked from their own pockets. Talk about irony!

Friday, October 22, 2010

VOICES OF REASON - Penn Jillette



The better half of the magical duo Penn and Teller. Along with his partner Teller, Penn uses his experience in creating illusions to dispel modern day illusions. From alternative medicine and global warming, to magic crystals and crash dieting, he helps unveil the bullshit of pseudoscience and propaganda.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Rivoli Revue

Rivoli Revue

Let me start by saying that I can’t stand country music. However, I will make an exception for Ron and Kay Rivoli—otherwise known as Rivoli Revue.

Having toured with the Tea Party Express and performed for the 9/12 Rally, this duet proves that protest songs aren’t just for liberal hippie douchebags, nor are they restrained to Bob Dylan folk songs. Their songs not only speak out against the current administration through music, but also embolden a spirit of patriotism—praising American values such as courage, liberty, and unity. Their songs have become increasingly popular both in the mainstream—having been featured by Mike Huckabee and Glenn Beck—and on the internet—their premiere YouTube music video Press One For English receiving over 13 million views.

Personally, I find some of their lyrics to be rather trite (“We got immigration laws in this country after all/What part of the word ‘illegal’ don’t they understand?”), their rhymes forced (“Liberties” with “English”), and annunciations pure redneck (“Eehnglish is my languish”). But I’ll be damned if their message doesn’t make you feel proud to be an American and unashamed to stand against Obama and his cronies—well, unless you’re a liberal tool who’s drank the Obama Kool-Aid.

A sample of their greatest hits:










Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm Sick And Tired!

Note: Feel free to listen to Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore” while reading this screed, as it adds to the emotion.


In the immortal words of Howard Beale, I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore. I’m sick and tired of…


Democrats who defend Obama with the race card. News flash: this is 2010, not 1910! Race has become irrelevant—or at least it should be. Yes, racism still exists, and racists hate Obama because he’s black; but not everyone who hates Obama is a racist. Most Americans hate him, not because of his skin color, but because of his bad decisions, failed policies, and overall incompetence. Using his race to defend him not only trivializes your political position, but also Obama’s.


Democrats who believe healthcare is a right. It is not a right. It is a product, a good, a service. While healthcare is needed to preserve one’s right to life, it is no more a right than food, water, shelter, clothing, employment, or education. Treating healthcare as a right sets a dangerous precedent for the government to control and interfere with our lives under the guise of providing for our needs.


Democrats who believe capitalism only benefits the rich. They argue that, under capitalism, the rich get rich and the poor get—children. In reality, both the rich and poor get richer. Over a century ago, inventions such as the telephone, electric light, automobile, and even indoor plumbing were considered luxuries for the rich; now, a century later, even people living under the national poverty line are able to afford such “luxuries” along with air conditioning, cable television, DVD players, cell phones, and computers—inventions which were also available only to the wealthy. Why? Capitalism multiplies wealth, thus improving the standard of living for everyone.


Democrats who think we can fix the school system by pouring more money into it. We’ve been funneling money into our public schools for decades, and we’ve failed to see grades and test scores improve. Instead of spending more money on public schools, how about we give money to parents so they can send their children to the school of their choice—be it public, private, or home? How about we scrape the teacher unions that prevent bad teachers from being fired? How about we eliminate the U.S. Department of Education and allow state and local governments—rather than federal bureaucrats—to set their own educational standards?


Democrats who label people racist and xenophobic for opposing illegal immigration. For most Americans, the problem isn’t immigrants—let alone Hispanic immigrants—but immigrants coming to this country illegally and remaining here undocumented. Most Americans understand that America was built on immigration, and they want immigrants to seek a better life in this country—provided they come here legally, learn English, assimilate into our culture, pay taxes, and obey our laws.


Democrats who compare Arizona to Nazi Germany. If an Arizona state trooper asking a suspected illegal immigrant for his green card (which legal immigrants are already required to carry) is the same thing as a Nazi asking a Jew for his papers, then the same could be said of any officer asking for someone’s license and registration. The Arizona immigration bill merely enforces pre-existing immigration laws to a state level. Moreover, it prohibits Arizona law enforcement from questioning someone solely on race—thus prohibiting racial-profiling.


Democrats who pretend that they’re not left-wing. They argue that this country has no true left-wing party, that the Democratic party is in the center while the Republican Party is far-right-of-center and has been pushing politics to the far right ever since Reagan. They claim their party consists of mostly centrists and moderates while the Republican Party consists of far-right wingnuts. Worse, they argue that Obama isn’t a socialist, or even a liberal, but is actually a conservative! This is nothing but garbage—plain and simple!


But I’m not just sick and tired of the Democrats. I’m sick and tired of the Republicans too. I’m sick and tired of…


Republicans who believe Obama is a secret Muslim antichrist from Kenya. Seriously, if I have to explain everything wrong with that, then all sanity is lost in this country! It’s nutjobs who spread such conspiracies that make real conservatives look bad.


Republicans who pretend to be conservative. Republicans claim to be for limited government and less spending, yet have no problem increasing both government and spending. This was seen during the Bush Administration when Republicans spent our taxpayer money like crazy and increased the size of government with warrantless wiretaps, increased airport security, and waterboarding of detainees.


Republicans who place social issues before real problems. When our country is circling the drain with unemployment going up (along with gas prices and healthcare costs) and the economy going down while two wars overseas are going nowhere, abortion and gay marriage should be the least of our concerns.


Republicans who wrap themselves in the flag and carry a cross. Look, I’m all for candidates who love their country and God, but if those are the only qualities they have to offer—and their rhetoric relies heavily on “support out troops” and “God bless America”—then they’re nothing less than charlatans looking for votes. We need Republicans with substance, not just rhetoric.


Republicans who want America to police the world. George Washington once warned Americans to “beware of foreign entanglements.” Nearly 200 years later, America, having forgotten Washington’s warning, has adopted a foreign policy dedicated to “spreading democracy.” We’ve been told, time and again, that we need to fight the terrorists over there so we don’t have to fight them over here. But the sad truth is that the terrorists are fighting us over here because we’ve been fighting them over there. Over the past decade, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have made us and our allies more—not less—susceptible to terrorist attacks. They don’t hate us for our freedom: they hate us for occupying their countries!


Republicans who think waterboarding isn’t cruel and unusual punishment. If you honestly think waterboarding isn’t torture, do us all a favor: have someone strap you to a table, throw a towel over your face, and douse you with gallons of water. Then tell us whether or not it’s “torture,” and thus a violation of both the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution and the Geneva Convention.


Republicans who view gay marriage as a threat to the sanctity of marriage. Republicans, especially those in the “Religious Right,” claim they care for family values and the sanctity of marriage, yet more than 50% of marriages among Evangelical Christians end in divorce. How are same-sex couples who marry more of a threat to the sanctity of marriage than Evangelicals who marry and divorce? If Republicans were consistent about marriage, they would prevent Evangelicals—not homosexuals—from marrying!


And both parties really bring my blood to a boil. I’m sick and tired of…


Both parties wanting to compromise our rights for security. Republicans want to “protect” us from terrorist attacks by compromising our constitutional right to privacy, due process of law, fair trial, and habeas corpus. Democrats want to “protect” us from being uninsured by forcing us to buy healthcare insurance, thus controlling what insurance we buy and what doctors we see. Both parties promise security through increased government and decreased rights. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security.”


Both parties who think they know better than us. Whether it’s Republicans who want to legislate their morality, or Democrats who want to enforce social engineering, both parties think the average American is unable to make his own decisions, and thus requires a Nanny State to make decisions for him. Through stricter laws, taxes, and regulations, they want to tell us what to buy, what to eat, where to smoke, what to put in our bodies, and what we can do in our own bedrooms. Once again, they wish to compromise our rights for security.


Both parties trying to impose prohibition. The liquor prohibition of the 1920s proved that government is incapable of banning commodities and consensual acts, and when it tries to do so, it only creates a black market, thus increasing—rather than decreasing—criminal activity. Prohibition did not work with alcohol, nor did it work with pornography, nor does it work with drugs, prostitution, and consensual sex, and it will not work for guns.


Both parties who blame our problems on free speech. Contrary to popular belief—or rather misconception, video games do not cause school shootings, pornography does not cause rape, fast food does not cause obesity, religion does not cause bigotry, Harry Potter does not cause witchcraft, and talk radio does not cause domestic terrorism. We should not restrict free speech in fear that someone may be inspired or provoked to do something wrong. We need to hold individuals accountable for their own actions, rather than blame their actions on the movies, music, books, or other media that may—or may not—have influenced them. Doing otherwise sends us down the slippery-slope of censorship.


Both parties treating political dissent as treason and sedition. Be they anti-war protesters or Tea Party protesters, unless Americans agree completely with the current administration and its policies—no matter how fatal they may be—they risk being maligned as unpatriotic, un-American traitors. This should never be the case. We as Americans have the First Amendment right to “peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Anyone who claims otherwise is the real traitor!

Friday, October 15, 2010

VOICES OF REASON - John Stossel



The voice of reason in an age of hype and hysteria. His "Give Me A Break" segments on ABC's 20/20 challenged conventional wisdom with common sense, questioning assertions behind issues like global warming, healthcare reform, and public education. He continues to offer his skepticism in his books and weekly program on Fox Business.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Christine O’Donnell 2010

Christine O'Donnell 2010

I don’t know much about Christine O’Donnell other than the garbage that the Democrats and liberal media have been spewing: that she’s a witch who hates masturbation and thinks evolution is a myth. It’s sad and pathetic when the worst her political opponents have against her are comments she made over a decade ago and have little to no relevance to her political platform today—or ever. But it’s typical Democrat mud-slinging: never critique a Republican’s politics, just use ad hominem attacks to make them look like mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. It’s the same tactic they used against Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Scott Brown, and it’s the same tactic they use against all Republicans.

To be fair, I don’t agree with all of Christine O’Donnell’s politics (she wants to sacrifice civil liberties for the sake of national security), and I can’t vote for her since I don’t live in Delaware. Be that as it may, I would still vote for her just to smite the Democrats. I want her to win this election just to see the reaction from the left (anyone remember Rachel Maddow’s face when she learned Scott Brown won the 2010 Massachusetts Senate Race?). Democrats need to learn (the hard way) that it takes more than slandering your opponent as a retarded Bible-thumping Ku Klux Klan member to win an election. We need to ensure that their cheap tactics never win an election ever again.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Disgraceful

Disgraceful

Rep. Grayson Lowers The Bar – FactCheck.org

Alan Grayson is infamous for being a loudmouthed left-wing lunatic. He has accused Republicans of wanting Americans to “die quickly” without healthcare, maligned Fox News as being the enemy of America, compared Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally to the Ku Klux Klan, and even wanted a critic of his to be jailed for five years. But the moonbat reached a new low with a recent ad against his opponent Daniel Webster, whom the ad refers to as "Taliban Dan Webster”:



While portraying Webster alongside images of Muslim women, the ad accuses him of wanting “to impose his radical fundamentalism on us” by forcing rape victims to bear children (somewhat true, as he does oppose abortion, even in cases of rape or incest) and preventing women from divorcing their abusive husbands (completely false). But perhaps the most damning aspect is how the ad recycles video clips of Webster demanding women to submit to their husbands, to “submit to me!” These clips were taken from a speech Webster gave at a home-schooling conference and, when taken in context, show that he was saying the exact opposite of what the ad was implying:

I have a verse for my wife, I have verses for my wife. Don’t pick the ones that say, ‘She should submit to me.’ That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones that you’re supposed to do. So instead, ‘love your wife, even as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it’ as opposed to ‘wives submit to your own husbands.’ She can pray that, if she wants to, but don’t you pray it.

In other words, Webster was not saying wives must submit to their husbands, but that husbands should refrain from using such verses against their wives.

Good grief! Is there no low that Grayson will go? And the sad part is that he’s the Representative of Florida—my state! This ad gives me good reason not to vote for him, though I had no intention of doing so, considering his past moonbattery. And I highly suggest that all other Florida residents vote this left-wing Looney Tune out of office!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NEW SERIES - Voices Of Reason



There's a user on YouTube called thethinkingblue, who has a video series called "Voices of Reason." The series highlights such "reasonable" figures such as Keith Olbermann, Alan Grayson, and Janeane Garofalo. Seriously, if those people are "voices of reason," I shudder to think who qualifies as insane.

I plan on creating my own "Voices of Reason" video series, where I will highlight "real" individuals who exemplify rational thought. These individuals are committed to defending common sense principles such as individual rights, limited government, and free market economies. I plan to upload a video every Friday.

The following is a tentative schedule (dates are subject to change):

10/15 -- John Stossel
10/22 -- Penn Jillette
10/29 -- Bernard Goldberg
11/05 -- Judge Andrew Napolitano
11/12 -- Congressman Ron Paul

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Racism

Racism

Village Voice Writer, Fmr. Obama Organizer: 'White People Have Simply Gone Sheer F--king Insane'

Imagine if the cover of The Weekly Standard had Barrack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, and Van Jones all in straitjackets with the headline “Black America Has Lost Its Mind.” The cover story argues how all blacks are lazy, complacent welfare queens who blame the white man for everything, who only voted for Obama because he’s black and labels anyone who opposes him as racist white supremacists, and who are quick to point out “racism” in the white community (such as signs in the Tea Party movement) but are blind to the racism in their own (such as the racial-charged messages from the New Black Panther Party).

Before that edition could arrive at newsstands, a statement would have already been issued from the NAACP decrying the article as blatant hate-speech.

Now jump back to reality.

A recent edition of The Village Voice had the headline “White America Has Lost Its Mind” on its cover with white (and predominately right-wing) figures such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin in straitjackets. The article by Steven Thrasher (an former Obama organizer, no less) argues that "White people have simply gone sheer f**king insane" ever since Obama became president (surprise, surprise), and how white Americans have become deranged now that they are no longer in power and are quickly becoming outnumbered by minorities.

Sufficed to say, no one is crying “racism” over this article.

We have become accustomed to thinking that racism only applies to white people hating on blacks. We cry foul whenever we see even the most remotely offensive remark hurled at blacks (like a sign at a Tea Party protest), yet barely bat an eye when a former Obama organizer publishes a polemic titled “White America Has Lost Its Mind” with white Americans in strait jackets on the cover. We fail to realize that racism swings both ways. Since racism involves hatred against race, it applies to whites as much as it does to blacks.

Unfortunately, we continue to live in a country where, when white people blame their troubles on blacks, we call it racism; but when blacks blame their troubles on white people, we call it fact. Maybe one day we can truly be color blind and call out racism on both sides of the spectrum.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Isaac Newton Refutes Stephen Hawking

Isaac Newton Stephen Hawking

Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going. – Stephen Hawking

So then Gravity may put ye planets into motion but without ye divine power it could never put them into such a Circulating motion as they have about ye Sun, and therefore, for this as well as other reasons, I am compelled to ascribe ye frame of this Systeme to an intelligent Agent. – Isaac Newton

Another great quote from Isaac Newton:

Did blind chance know that there was light and what was its refraction, and fit the eyes of all creatures after the most curious manner to make use of it? These and other suchlike considerations, always have, and always will prevail with mankind, to believe that there is a Being who made all things, who has all things in his power, and who is therefore to be feared.

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World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking recently created controversy with his new book “The Grand Design,” which allegedly proves there is no God. Of course, contrary to the media spin, Hawking’s intention was not to disprove God, but rather to explain how scientific laws such as gravity could have allowed the universe to create itself (illogical as that may sound).

But this raises an important question: where did these scientific laws originate? One could assume that they always existed, but then how is that different from assuming God always existed? This point is elucidated by theologian Alister McGrath (who has also debunked biologist Richard Dawkins), who states: “Laws themselves don't create anything. They are merely a description of what happens under certain conditions….Hawking seems to think [the universe’s existence] is a question of either the laws of nature or God. Yet this simply fails to engage with the question of agency.”

Scientific laws alone are insufficient in explaining the existence of the universe. This truth was understood by the very scientist who developed the theory of gravitation, Sir Isaac Newton. Aside from being a famous scientist and mathematician, Newton was also a devout theologian, having studied the Bible more than he studied science. He realized that gravity could explain how objects in the universe attracted each other, and how those objects remained in motion, but it could not explain how the universe itself was created. For that, a First Cause was required, namely God. Science may explain “how” we are all here, but it can never explain “why.” For that, there will always be theology (and thus, God).