Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fun Facts

* The election for Republicans is fantastic this round. We get our choice from the philanderer ego-manic, the dude who isn't really even a Republican, or the crazy old guy who thinks we knocked down our own buildings on 9/11. Superb!

* Hugo Chavez says he thinks maybe the USA gave him cancer. Yay!!.. our Satellite Cancer Ray Gun finally worked. Thank you Pfizer!!

* Lady Gaga is still trying to make up for her lack of attractiveness points with "I'm Crazy" points... Only in America can you still be unpretty, untalented, and still get the public's attention... Just try the "I'm a transgender slut dressed up like a rubber chicken wearing thong underwear and a dead fish hat." angle.. It appears to work!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Predictions For 2012

* Obama will win reelection for 2 reasons. 1. America is on a slippery slope and handouts are winning. People are giving up and just accepting payouts from the government, which is exactly what Obama wanted. 2. The fix is in. This will be the most corrupt election in American history. Chicago style tactics will be used in the swing states, the union will be out in force, and lots of convicts, illegal aliens, and dead people are going to somehow mysteriously be able to vote. Do not doubt me on this.

* Due to lack of ratings Television will start to lift the ban on language and nudity. Television will be without any substance, merit, or usefulness.. all creativity gone since the mid-90's.

* More protests and riots. None of which will involve the Tea Party. Smelly wannabe hippies will climb out of their parent's basements to come out and trash your city and defecate on our sidewalks all in the name of.. Oh they forget why.

* The Tea Party membership will start to grow slowly. Maybe even become a separate ticket as the Republican party starts to blend in more and more with the Democrat party.

* Ron Paul followers will build a golden statue in his honor and pray to their leader. Then they will pat themselves on the backs as they smugly talk about Keynesian economics and mock the "sheeples". And once again their relevance will be non-existent.

* Nancy Pelosi will finally read the Obamacare bill and quickly decide to opt herself out when she finds out what's in it.

* Romney will win the "Republican" nomination, and will pray you ignore his record of being decidedly anything but Republican.

* Whoopi Goldberg will continue to be the most disgusting woman to ever be allowed to be on a television show. She'll say things to shock you, as if her appearance weren't enough.

* Green Bay wins the Superbowl.

* The NBA title will be won by.... Oh wow.. who cares.

* Tiger Woods will win at least one major title. Maybe.

* Some Canadian dudes that we borrowed will win the Stanley Cup.

* Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, George Washington, Martin Luther King, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and many others will continue to cause earthquakes across the world as the repeatedly and constantly roll over and over in their graves.

* And finally, and most importantly.. Jesus Christ will continue to reign supreme as our only hope and our Lord and Saviour. Come Lord.. Even now!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wake Me Up When Christmas Is Over

(rerun) Let's get this out of the way first. I have wonderful Christmas memories from my childhood. I remember the fun family times looking at the lights, and decorating the tree, going to Christmas eve candlelight services.. and I still believe families should do those things. And I believe that Jesus' birth is sacred and truly miraculous.
That being said..
I am starting to become a cynic about all things that are supposedly good in America. Christmas takes the cake. It simply is THE most manufactured, hyped, human centered celebration topped only by our own birthdays.
It seems to me that in America we have a problem, especially in our churches. We can't quite grasp the fact that we don't have to bury each other in earthly toys to celebrate a day in which ironically the King of Kings came into this world in the most humble, non-materialistic way imaginable. In fact I firmly believe that Jesus hates our version of Christmas. He would hate the fact that people use his entrance into this world to get their businesses "into the black". He would hate the fact that the only thing the media can report on is how retail sales are up or down from last year. He would hate the fact that we start celebrating this holiday two months before it even takes place.. and yet when the day comes to celebrate the fact that Jesus died on a cross to pay the ultimate sacrifice that saved us from hell, we spend the night before picking out pretty clothes, we spend Sunday at an hour-and-a-half long service, then we go home and hide eggs and take a nap. Barely a whimper is made, there aren't songs that we sing for months ahead of that time to remember the true saving grace that occurred. It's a tiny blip on our radar, while Christmas takes up a fifth of our entire year with a climax at the end of giving material things to each other that we don't need in the first place.

I'm not a scrooge. I don't hate people spreading cheer. But that's not really what I see, especially working retail. I see people going into debt to buy toys for each other. I see people in chaotic traffic jams honking at each other. I see people literally fighting over parking spaces. It's a contest to see who can outspend. Really the whole thing has become a caricature of itself. And Jesus would hardly endorse it.

Again.. when you have families it is important to spend some time as a family talking about Jesus, making memories that are peaceful and pleasant. The songs can be nice.. (although this year I was ready to stick two ice picks into my ears). And in general if we took away the chaos and the massive amount of gifts, it could be a very worshipful time.

Christians are asleep. Jesus IS coming back soon, and I'm just not convinced that the American church is as Christ-centered as we like to think we are. Myself included. I am guilty of being a Sunday Christian just like we all do from time to time. Meanwhile there is an un-believing world out there that looks at our actions this time of year and it looks like it's the new Apple product that is giving us our joy and not Jesus, who actually happens to be our First, Last, and Only hope.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Quickie Album Reviews

This is a new segment where I take new albums, skim through it without really even giving it a chance and tell you in less than 5 sentences whether or not it is worth a further listen. If you have albums you want me to review, let me know in the comments or on my Facebook page HERE

1. T-Pain -- Revolver

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Diagnosis: This dude takes not having talent to a brand new level. So if you like mediocre Auto-tuned songs about doing nasty things to women, getting money, rappers that say their own name every few seconds in a song, or the word "Shawty" than this is the album for you.
Grade: F+

2. Anthony Hamilton -- Back To Love

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Diagnosis: If you are like me, than you are a sucker for some soul. No Auto-tune here. Just some seriously soulful R&B. Not every song is a home run. But it's enough to keep listening.
Grade: B+

3. Foster The People -- Tourches

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Diagnosis: We should take up tourches and start a riot over why this is so popular. It sounds like some kids from the glee club went out and bought a Casio keyboard and then started a band.
Grade: D-

4. AWOLNATION -- Megalithic Symphony

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Diagnosis: It's not without a few charms. Kind of grows on you. Or at least the 7 minutes I spent listening to the album did.
Grade: B

5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros -- Up From Below

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Diagnosis: Hippies with an odd religious obsession and some odd songs.. Oh.. and it's really really good. The song "Home", alone is worth the price of the album.
Grade: B+

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Why I Am A Christian

(rerun)
1. The main reason I am a Christian is because Christ chose me to be His follower. The faith in my heart to believe in Him as savior comes from His pursuit of my life. Even though I choose to follow Him, He chose me first.

2. Grace. I can think of no other god who gives grace like Christ. Most other faiths involve trying to be good in order to gain favor. I couldn't possibly be good enough to gain anything from Him, I live only by His grace.

3. The stars. Have you ever laid down in a field outside the city lights and looked up into the sky? You can see God if you do, I promise. It will take your breath away. And then you stop to think that out there is endless space. We can't find the end of it. In fact all we see with our best telescopes are billions of galaxies that each have billions of stars in them. I can't even begin to fathom that. Even harder for me to fathom is how someone can look at that and see an accident.

4. The Bible. The past few years I have rediscovered the Bible. God didn't just leave us His Word, He left us a masterpiece. It is history, geography, songs, poems, guidance, prophecy, truth, and some of the greatest true stories ever written down. The Old Testament alone is better than any novel. The New Testament is the best icing on the cake I've ever tasted.

5. Church. Everyone loves to hate on church. In fact the new Christian movement is to try to make church feel like you are at a coffee shop. They disguise it to try to become like the world. But I go to church to step out of the world, if not only for a couple of hours. Church to me is home. And even though I miss a few Sundays here and there, I will never stop going. It's the start and finish to my week, it's where I worship, it's where my family and friends are.

6. Suffering. Joel Osteen wants you to have your best life now. However Christ is waiting to reward you with your greatest life later. Now is the time where we are invited, as a gift, yes I said gift, to suffer with Him so that we can show the world that even in our suffering the Lord is still first in our life. Too many Christians fall into the trap of believing that they somehow get a pass on hardship because they got on God's good side by believing in Him. When in fact He will put you through the fire, sometimes even worse, once you become a believer. If for a second you start to believe that being a Christian means you will live a rich, happy, fun, healthy good life.. please see Paul, Peter, Stephen, and John the Baptist and there you will find the answer. But remember to take heart, because in your suffering as a Christian you will find unspeakable joy and the peace that passes understanding.

7. The alternative is unlivable. If outspoken atheists like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins are right then the only question I have is why haven't we all committed mass suicide. There is nothing, we are nothing, we pass into nothing. Keep in mind if that is true, then Hitler didn't really do anything. Klebold and Harris didn't do anything. Pol Pot didn't do anything. If we start out as nothing, and we end up as nothing, then you cannot say that for some reason the in between is something.
The God of the Bible IS the answer to why we are here, who we are, and where we are going. I am a Christian because I am something. And I am something because He made me that way. It's so simple that Dawkins and Hitchens wrote it off and inserted themselves as their own god. And what a lousy god at that.
We serve a great God. He was, He is, and He will be!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

True Truths Told Truthfully

* When debating with a liberal one of your first lines of defense should be one simple phrase.. "I would love to see your sources on that." Sometimes they will even give you a source.. but simply follow the trail. Find the sources' source. You will find that 90% of the time it is just passed around talking points with no real basis in reality. The other 10% of the time it is based on a biased poll or flat out wrong information passed around as fact. If they can't produce a source You just won the debate. Don't worry you always win the debate versus a liberal.. always.

* I say this every year.... I understand everyone's attachment to Christmas. I too enjoy some of the festivities. But we have turned it into an excuse for total unabashed greed. It makes absolutely no sense. Getting presents is fun.. and it seems all we have to do is sit through one Christmas eve candlelight service and we're good to let our kids and ourselves become totally enthralled by worldliness for an entire month. What in the world does this have to do with Jesus being born in a stable? They gave HIM gifts because He was the Messiah.. not because Target had an ad in the Bethlehem times for black Friday. Okay, that's my soapbox on that for the year.. and I know that some really do celebrate Him this season. Besides.. what do I know??

Friday, December 09, 2011

How to Steal Power

Great commentary on how the democrats are turning to dictatorial methods to slowly take power over every square inch of your life.


Friday, December 02, 2011

Quickie Album Reviews

This is a new segment where I take new albums, skim through it without really even giving it a chance and tell you in less than 5 sentences whether or not it is worth a further listen. If you have albums you want me to review, let me know in the comments or on my Facebook page HERE

1. Nickelback -- Here and Now
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Diagnosis: It has a couple of songs that start off with some decent guitar licks, but that is as far as the listenability goes. Uninspired, dull, and routine. Save your money or your Torrent space for anything but this drone album made by a drone band.
Grade: D

2. Smashing Pumpkins -- Siamese Dream (Deluxe Edition) (Reissue)
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Diagnosis: You already know that the original album is a classic. This is back when Billy Corgan had it together. The extras on this album are hit and miss.. but overall a real keeper for even the least of Pumpkins fans. If not, simply to relive the glory days of the 90's that aren't ruled by Kurt Cobain.
Grade: B

3. Michael Jackson -- Immortal
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Diagnosis: This "Reimagining" of MJ's popular hits isn't unique enough not to call it just another greatest hits album.. of which he has had many. Either that or it's one of many upcoming attempts to capitalize on his untimely death. Either way it's very easy to dismiss it.. which is nice, since it's so dismissable.
Grade C-

4. Daughtry -- Break The Spell
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Diagnosis: It's Shinedown lite. It's country music set to distorted guitars. It's really not worth a second listen.
Grade: D

5. Straight No Chaser -- Six Pack: Volume 2
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Diagnosis: It's great, It's fun, and it just works. Acapella versions of some already great songs.. and they pretty much nail it. The highlight for me is Like A Prayer and Buddy Holly. Great harmonies all around.
Grade A-

So there you have it. My judgement of albums after listening to them for like 2 minutes. Take it for what it's worth. To me it's worth.. well not much.. but why not!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ann Coulter on Herman Cain

Brilliant post by Ann Coulter at Anncoulter.com

With the mainstream media giddily reporting on an alleged affair involving Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, how long can it be before they break the news that their 2004 vice presidential candidate conceived a "love child" with his mistress, Rielle Hunter?

The left is trying to destroy Cain with a miasma of hazy accusations leveled by three troubled women. Considered individually, the accusations are utterly unbelievable. They are even less credible taken together. This is how liberals destroy a man, out of nothing.

After the first round of baseless accusations against Cain, an endless stream of pundits rolled out the cliche -- as if it were the height of originality -- "This isn't he said-she said; it's he-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she–said."

Au contraire: We had two "shes" and only one "said."

Remember? Only two women were willing to give their names. And as soon as they did, we discovered that they were highly suspicious accusers with nothing more than their personal honor to support the allegations. Only one of the two would even say what Cain allegedly did.

The first one was Sharon Bialek, who claimed that Cain grabbed her crotch in a car.

Then we found out Bialek was in constant financial trouble, had been involved in a paternity lawsuit, was known as a "gold digger," had a string of debts and had twice filed for personal bankruptcy. Also, she admitted she knew Obama's dirty tricks specialist, David Axelrod, from living in the same building with him.

Her personal history is relevant because she produced no evidence. We had to take her word. (Which was not helped by seeing her standing with Gloria Allred.)

The second one, Karen Kraushaar, made unspecified allegations of a "hostile environment" when she was working for Cain, but refuses to say what those allegations were. This despite the fact that the National Restaurant Association waived her confidentiality agreement, thus allowing her to go public.

That's one "she," but no "said."

Cain said he had once told Kraushaar she was as tall as his wife -- which would be one of the more worthy sexual harassment claims settled by an American company in recent years.

Read the Rest HERE