Saturday, June 27, 2009

“What is the value of being narcissistic…….if you don’t learn to love your self first?”

Well I have just heard on the news that Gov. Mark Sanford is now making the statement comparing his latest situation to King David of biblical Israel and the woman to tempt him, Bathsheba.

I think that he has been lying to the voters of South Carolina for much longer than this recent event and it is now just second nature to him.

The narcissistic, hubris of this man playing the “con man” aspect to the religious right population is now at the level of being blatantly comical to the rest of us whom are not so easily lead.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Gov. Mark Sanford Story Just Gets Better

It has recently come out that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford used South Carolina tax dollars to indulge in his extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina.

That's right, Gov. Sanford, who became the hero to the Conservative Right Wing of the Republican Party when he played to the fiscal conservatives in rejecting the Obama federal stimulus funds, has raised some very legitimate concerns and questions. After misusing his position and misappropriating tax dollars for this personal use, Gov Sanford is now in the damage control mode making statements such as, “He is going to reimburse the state for the full cost of the Argentina leg of this trip.” (Well, yea now that he has been caught!!) According to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Sanford's airline tickets cost $8,687, and included flights to different cities in Brazil and Argentina.

I am so glad that Gov. Sanford is watching out for the tax payers of South Carolina, and of course with the hopes that he would be taking good care of the United States tax budgets. Just Like Bush and Cheney did!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Proud Moment From Two Potential 2012 Republican Party Presidential Candidates

The recent events are a perfect example on how the Extreme Fundamental Christians, Conservative Right Wing’s actions have screwed up my Republican Party.

Last week, just two weeks after taking the first steps toward a 2012 presidential bid, conservative Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada admitted to an extramarital affair last year with a campaign aide. Ensign who was a rising star in conservative circles and Nevada’s most popular Republican Politician, also belongs to the men’s Christian ministry "Promise Keepers," and has championed causes pushed by the GOP’s conservative religious base. Earlier this month, he went to Iowa, home to the nation’s first presidential precinct caucuses, to speak as part of a conservative lecture series designed to define the GOP after its shattering defeat in last year’s presidential and congressional elections. Last year, Ensign was named chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. (Is't this rich) Ensign was even highly critical of former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, after Craig’s arrest in an airport bathroom homosexual sting. Ensign stopped short of urging Craig to resign but suggested strongly that he should. Ensign was quoted, “I wouldn’t put myself hopefully in that kind of position.” Oop-seeee!?!? My Bad??? Oh, did I do that????

Now late this afternoon, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said that he has been involved in an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina. Sanford even though that his own self interest's was worth his while not to even be at home with his family on Father’s Day. Sanford became a hero to the Extreme Conservative Wing Nuts within the Republican Party when he played to the fiscal conservatives in rejecting the Obama federal stimulus funds. For doing this, he has been mentioned as a possible presidential prospect.

Both of these men within the Republican Party, the ones who hold up “Family Values” as if they had the monopoly on this issue, have both been involved with lying, cheating, and infidelity against their wives. Their self-proclaiming moral high ground is nothing more than the typical hypocritical crap that comes from the Christian, Extreme Right Wing Conservatives. The sooner the Moderate Republican’s purge this extreme cancer from within the Party……THE BETTER!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hey! Check Out That Cooter!

No no no……That’s not what I meant. The word means Turtle. Now growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I of course had heard the term being referenced to the exact same thing you were thinking of.

The early settlers who lived in the Carolinas, first added the word to the English language because the name was derived from the African word, kuta or nkuda. The term quickly became prevalent across the whole Southern Colonial States.

In the early 1970’s, I was in the Navy and stationed in Charleston, SC. This is when I learned that the origin of the word “Cooter” was the name for a “Box” Turtle; or any hard shell or soft shell turtle in general for that matter. It could also mean the other also.

During the early Colonial to mid- 1800’s history, the Maryland terrapin was considered a delicacy and at one time they were so plentiful on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, that great numbers were shipped to New York in boxes filled with straw or hay until the turn of the century when over harvesting devastated the population. Local watermen were making a good lucrative profit catching and shipping terrapins to all the northern seacoast cities. These local watermen’s greed even had enough influence within Maryland State Government, that they got a law passed restricting feeding them to the slaves at that time.

Now I can honestly say, I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could post what could be considered a sexually obscene message….but still have plausible deniability. I think I pulled it off. (I also have a Vette) (;D

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cab Calloway performing Minnie the Moocher

Hello All. I am trying my first attempt at posting a video clip on my blog site. I chose Cab Calloway performing Minnie the Moocher, which in my opinion, is one of the best Big Band Jazz tunes that has stood the test of time. Cab Calloway had one of his homes less than a mile down the country road where my mother grew up during her childhood here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The house is now all grown over with vines, saplings, weeds, etc. and the once fine home is now just a derelict that has caved in on itself. Most people don't even know the home's legacy.

Cab was born on Christmas night, December 25, 1907, in Rochester, New York, but when he was 6-years-old, they moved to Baltimore, Maryland. After school, he sold newspapers, shined shoes, was a grocery store checker, waited tables, and walked horses at Pimlico Racetrack.

His parents hoped Cab would someday study law, but, by the time he graduated from high school at the age of 17, he had already made up his own mind to be an entertainer. In high school Cab played drums and sang with a small group. He had even performed on the vaudeville circuit with some kids from his school.

As we all know, Cab grew up and became a great world renowned musical success. The legal profession's loss, and the rest of the world's gain.


The Bush’s Approach Of “Cutting The Red Tape” Financial Regulations Didn't Work Out Very Well.

This past week President Barrack Obama started taking the reasonable first steps to reinstate the old banking and financial regulations that were gutted over the years that had started with the Regan Administration.

The “New Deal” that Franklin Roosevelt promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration in March 1933. Based on the assumption that the power of the federal government was needed to get the country out of the depression, the first days of Roosevelt's administration saw the passage of banking reform laws, emergency relief programs, work relief programs, and agricultural programs.

Roosevelt appointed Joseph Kennedy as the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kennedy was appointed to review, and propose laws to curb and reign in the unscrupulous acts of those who ultimately destroyed and crashed the financial markets at the time. After Franklin Roosevelt called Kennedy to Washington to clean up the Securities and Exchange Commission, somebody asked Roosevelt why he had tapped such a crook. "Takes one to catch one," replied Roosevelt.

Kennedy's reforming work as SEC Chairman was widely praised on all sides, as investors realized the SEC was protecting their interests. His knowledge of the financial markets equipped him to identify areas requiring the attention of regulators. One of the crucial reforms was the requirement for companies to regularly file financial statements with the SEC.

Since the Ronald Regan Administration, influential PACs have been pushing to remove and dismantle these exact same laws and regulations that Joseph Kennedy developed to protect the working men and women's retirement funds of this country. Now with most of these safeguards removed and what laws remained on the books, the prevalent viewpoint of the last eight years under the Bush / Cheney Administration was to just ignore and look the other way as any violations were going on.

Of course as if history could not have predicted it, we are now in our own crash of the financial markets again just like in 1929. Just like the old saying, “Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” As I see it, the correction of this current financial problems are to go back to the way it use to be by reinstating the laws and regulations that Kennedy knew worked and did for many years.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Rin Tin Tin (A Memory Of A Childhood 1950's Saturday Morning TV Show)

I am the type of person who’s mind can just wander with non-tangible eclectic thoughts like random snap shots going through a slide projector. During one of these moments, I remembered an old episode of Rin Tin Tin, a Saturday morning TV show on ABC. To put this in the perspective of the time frame, the television series ran from 1954 through 1959. It was at a period of time that the ultra conservatives were in control and the viewpoints were blatantly racist stereotypes.

To start with, let me give you the base of the story line. Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid, (i.e. those heathen bastards killed that poor little white boy’s Mommy and Daddy). Rusty with his dog, Rin Tin Tin (everyone loves a boy and his dog; just look at Timmy and Lassie) were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande, AZ.

This one particular episode was that for the benifit of some visiting dignitaries, the solders from the local Calvary Fort that Rin Tin Tin and Rusty “B-Company” (the little boy’s name) lived at, were going to put on a reenactment show with the local Indian tribe. The reenactment was a gun fight battle that the Troops had originally won and everyone was supposed to use blank cartridges. Of course the Indians plotted to use real bullets and the solders from the fort would be defenseless. Ah! Not to worry because Rusty “B-Company” over heard and found out the evil Indians' plot but he and Rin Tin Tin had to hurry back to Fort Apache to warn Lt. Rip Masters (cool name) and the troops that they were in danger.

Well the reenactment had started and as far as the visiting dignitaries knew, the solders being shot and falling down was just part of the show. It was not until after several of the Fort’s troops were shot and killed by these scheming and not to be trusted Indians, did they realize that something was very wrong. Those men were really dying?!?!

Now just in time before all of the troops in the reenactment were doomed, the Calvary came charging in being lead by Lt. Rip Masters, Rusty, and Rin Tin Tin to save the day. After several Indians were killed, they turned tail and ran just like the cowards they really were.

The show ended back at Fort Apache recapping the story and laying praise on everyone for stopping the evil plan of the Indians. All's well that ends well and the camera goes to black with everyone laughing and smiling (with dog barking happily) to return next Saturday with a whole new episode foiling another evil scheming plan.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

James von Brunn Hated President Barack Obama But Loved Kiddy Porn

Investigators are beginning to piece together the life of James von Brunn. As if this story could not get any stranger, authorities say they found child pornography on a computer belonging to the white supremacist who was charged with shooting and killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

In a document filed Wednesday, FBI officials say they found the material on von Brunn’s computer that was seized last week from his home in Annapolis, Md.

Well doesn’t this just make the Sicko’s life story complete. It is getting more like a really bad “B” rated TV script. Maybe something like, “CSI Lynchburg, VA.”

I am sure that he has been told in the past that he is a "Righteous Man" on "God's Own Path" to make the world safe for good Christians of this earth. Mean while he is wanking off to pictures of nude children.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How did we ever fight a war without Halliburton before?

I keep thinking about the debate on how or why Halliburton was getting “No Bid” contracts right in the middle of the Iraq War. It was during this time that the Right Wing Conservative Radio was repeating over and over so that the mindless had it embedded in their week minds so deeply the statement that Halliburton was the only company that could do the construction / reconstruction work in Iraq.

Of course I found myself screaming at the radio, “WHO DO YOU THINK built the landing strips, berthing, and infrastructure to operate the military bases across the Pacific during WWII. HOW DID WE build the docks at Normandy after the initial landing to make sure the supply lines could support the troops pushing towards Germany? WHO built the bases in Korea while battles were going on during that war? WHO built all of the military bases in Viet Nam while fighting was going on?

Yes, I am speaking to all of the dumb ass that mindless repeated that in Iraq we had to have Halliburton build all of the troop barracks, electrical generation and power distribution grid to power the military bases, etc. I have just one simple question…..Does the Navy no longer have the Sea Bees and did the Army get rid of the Corp. of Engineers? We all know the answer is NO!!!! So why is it that Halliburton / KBR can do substandard work that killed 18 service men but still get $80 Million bonus money.....beeeeeecause, "They are the only ones that can do the work"…….Yea RIGHT.

How dumb and unthinking can the Right Wing Lemmings swallow and spout back the blatant stupidly of what the Conservative Radio puts out. How did we ever defeat Germany and Japan without Halliburton to come to our rescue? So heres to all of the DUMB ASSES. I am sure John Wayne would be asking you, "Are you really that F#*KING DUMB Pilgram? Life is Tough. It’s Tougher if you’re stupid."


I got this photo from another site but I thought it was worth passing on. This takes the BULL Sh*T that Rush Limbaugh puts out on a daily bases.....and stupid people take it in being spoon feed.

Let's take a current moment statement from Blow Hard and put it in a past history context.

Who is the true American Rush?

Monday, June 15, 2009

St. Francis of Assisi Nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court

This is a guest “satirical” posting from Howard the Steel Worker

NEWS FLASH 06-15-09
It was reported yesterday that St. Francis of Assisi was discovered living in a housing project in the East Bronx.

In light of this, President Obama announced his withdraw of his nomination for Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to be replaced with St. Francis because he has more empathy.

Rush Limbaugh immediately denounce St. Francis declaring that his agenda would be a class war on the rich and he must be a homosexual since his attire looks to be some sort of a dress.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who is famous for sage wisdom statements, proclaimed, “We cannot chance judicial biased decisions from someone who openly admits loving animals a little too much.

Mean while, Catholic Bishops resolve to deny St. Francis communion since he accepted a posting from an administration that has pro-abortion viewpoints.

Anonymous sources suggest that all aforementioned could be brought around to support the nomination if it were found out that he was aliened with the former seminarian priest in the Russian Orthodox Christianity from Georgia, Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, who later became known as Joseph Stalin.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Halliburton’s KRB Killed 18 U.S. Solders In Iraq, And Was Awarded $80 Million From The Bush Administration For Doing A Good Job?!?

I would like to start this article by posing the question, “Where is the indignation outrage from Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News when KRB through shoddy electrical workmanship, caused the electrocution death of 18 of our finest U.S. solders serving duty in Iraq.” What….no one has heard this news from these self-righteous blowhards? I guess it is just going to have to be exposed and brought the light of day by me in this blog.

The Department of Defense paid former Halliburton subsidiary KBR more than $80 million in bonuses for contracts to install electrical wiring in Iraq. The award payments were for the very work that resulted in the electrocution deaths of US soldiers, according to Department of Defense documents revealed in a Senate hearing. More than $30 million in bonuses were paid months after the death of Sgt. Ryan Maseth.

Sgt. Maseth (picture show above) was a highly decorated, 24-year-old Green Beret, who was electrocuted while taking a show at a US base in January 2008. His death, the result of improper grounding for a water pump, has been classified by the US Army Criminal Investigations Division (CID) as a “negligent homicide.” Maseth’s death had originally been labeled an accident. Bonuses were paid to KBR in 2007 and 2008, after CID investigators had officially expressed concerns about the quality of KBR’s electrical work.

This information was revealed at a hearing of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. According to the committee’s chair, Sen. Byron Dorgan, the rewards KBR received under its LOGCAP contracts were supposed to be for work of the “highest quality” with “no deficiencies” or problems. Dorgan said KBR’s work was “shoddy” and “unprofessional.” Some eighteen US soldiers have died since 2003 as a result of KBR’s “shoddy work," according to Sen. Frank Lautenberg. KBR/Halliburton, of which Dick Cheney was chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2000, has been the single largest corporate beneficiary of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It continues to operate globally on US government contracts.

Charles Smith, the former Army official who managed the contracts under which KBR performed electrical work in Iraq, testified that it was “highly inappropriate” that KBR received these bonuses for what he called “dangerously substandard” work. He said that the Army was well aware of KBR’s “poor performance” since the beginning of the Iraq invasion, and yet continued to reward KBR because the military was “afraid” KBR would cease work. He said there was “a culture that decided KBR was too big to fail and too important to be held to account.” The “perverse incentive is that there was no incentive” for KBR to do quality work because they received bonuses for poor work.

Senator Dorgan said there are “tens of thousands of examples” of unnecessary risks to US soldiers, including deaths that have arisen as a result of KBR’s work. “Why should KBR be getting more contracts now that we know all this information?” asked Sen. Bob Casey. “The Defense Department has not answered these questions.”
James Childs, a master electrician hired by the Army to review electrical work in Iraq during 2008, testified that KBR’s work in Iraq was the “most hazardous, worst quality work” he’d ever seen. He said his investigation found improper wiring in “every” building KBR wired in Iraq (of which there are thousands) and that KBR’s rewiring work in buildings that were previously safely wired resulted in the electrical system becoming unsafe. Childs said that KBR did not do any work “according to code.” He also testified that the same risks exist in Afghanistan, which he recently visited. “While doing inspections in Afghanistan, I found the exact same code violations,” Childs said.

Eric Peters, a master electrician who worked for KBR in Iraq as recently as 2009, said that 50 percent of the KBR-managed buildings he saw were not properly wired. “I worried every day people would be injured or killed as a result of this work,” Peters testified. He estimated that at least half the electricians hired by KBR–many of them cheaper-costing Third Country Nationals (TCNs)–to service the US military in Iraq would not have been hired to work in the United States, saying they were not trained in US or UK electrical standards. TCNs–from places like India, Bangladesh and Bosnia–are estimated to have done some 60 percent of the electrical work for KBR in Iraq. Peters charged that KBR allowed trainees to take notes in to certification tests, making it very easy to be cleared for work.

Peters also charged that KBR “frowned upon” any refusal to sign off on work that Peters deemed incomplete or unsafe. Peters and others who testified said that “all over theater,” meaning everywhere in Iraq, KBR would effectively double-bill US taxpayers by leaving electrical work half-done or incorrectly done and then billing taxpayers again to repair its own shoddy work.

Peters characterized KBR managers as “completely unqualified” and said he is not a “disgruntled former employee” but rather a “disgusted former employee.”


With the latest news coming out of Washington D.C. of the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, law enforcement authorities are confronting an ugly truth that another right wing, home-grown terrorism problem being fueled by those whom cannot accept the election of President Barack Obama.

Investigators are beginning to piece together the life of James von Brunn, an 88-year-old racist from Easton, Maryland, who has been named by the media as the man who shot security guard Stephen Johns dead at the 14th Street foyer of the Holocaust Museum.

James von Brunn grew up in Missouri and his ex-wife said her ex-husband is an artist, and often painted themes with ducks. She also said she was not aware of any diagnosed mental health issues or other health problems. “He was an elderly man and he always wanted to go out with his boots on like the John Wayne movie, “The Shootist.”

On the Web site, von Brunn described himself as "an artist and author who lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore". He also claimed a background as a Midwesterner who became a PT boat captain with the Navy reserves in World War II and later worked as an ad executive and film producer in New York City, and was a member of Mensa.

Owners of a local art gallery in Easton said that von Brunn brought in some of his artwork but when they declined to exhibit them for sale, he got very verbally violent with the owners. “He was someone we knew that we did not want him to be angry with us.”

My own wife overheard James von Brunn in a store she was shopping in. She did not know what happened to set him off but his comments were, “Where I was born and grew up, “N words” knew what side of the street they needed to be walking on. Those “N words” bowed there heads when they walked by a better white person!”

Before the art gallery incident, James von Brunn had caused a bit of a stir in Easton in 1994 when he brought a video series to Mid-Shore Community Television and was able to have the programs aired on the local access channel. James W. von Brunn may never have faced criminal charges while living in Talbot County, but former Sheriff Thomas G. Duncan once brought him into the office after von Brunn was caught writing white supremacist rhetoric in books at the Talbot County Free Library.

James W. von Brunn also had his own website,, which includes disturbing writings about Jews and African-Americans. James W. von Brunn also considers himself a published author because he self financed his own book called, “Kill the Best Gentiles,” which espouses such stock white supremacist views such as the Jews concocted World War II to stab Germany in the back, that the Holocaust didn't happen and that Jews’ control the US banking system and the media. In a recent posting, he wrote that "America is a Third World racial garbage-dump — stupid, ignorant, dead-broke, and terminal." He has also been promoting his opinions that Barack Obama was the product of the Jews’ control of the “World Order” puppet governments.

In 1981, von Brunn served six years in a federal jail for what he called his "Federal Reserve Caper." Angered by high interest rates and the alleged Jewish conspiracy to control the US banking system, he entered the Federal Reserve building in Washington armed with a sawn-off shotgun and a plan to kidnap then Fed chairman Paul Volcker and get him to confess to his "crimes" on national television. The marine who guarded the boardroom was successful in disarming von Brunn and he was arrested, tried and sentenced to 11 years' jail. Now did von Brunn take responsibility for his own actions? Like many of his “like minded” associates, von Brunn blamed those he hated with statements like, "First a biased “N word” jury was selected, and a Jew judge" is what sealed his fate.

Since his release, the Southern Poverty Law Centre in Alabama, which monitors white supremacist and hate groups, said that von Brunn did a lot of writing and painting but was no longer seen at rallies or Ku Klux Klan meetings.

Frances Townsend, the homeland security adviser under George Bush said, "The individual lone wolf is the hardest to anticipate and prevent. I spent more time on foreign terrorists but it surprised me each week the amount of time we would spend on domestic terrorist threats."

On, one of the leading white supremacist websites in the US, Von Brunn is being lauded as a hero. Statements like, "He was trying to set Our Race free, From our mortal enemies … Sieg Heil," wrote Ryan White from Massachusetts.

The director of the Southern Poverty Law Centre, Mark Potok, estimates there are between 100,000 and 200,000 people connected to white supremacist and hate groups in the US. "But it is really hard to estimate … how many are dangerous," he said.
Mr. Potok said computer servers running several sites they monitored had collapsed due to the huge surge in traffic after Mr. Obama was elected.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was heavily criticized a month ago by groups representing returned servicemen and right-wing commentators, after her department released a report that pointed to growing concerns about right-wing hate groups and their potential to attract returning servicemen and women from Iraq with arms training. Gun sales have gone through the roof since Mr. Obama was elected, because of fears he will tighten gun laws.

In conclusion, sadly, there are many von Brunns in the United States. Some even had Presidential influence during the Regan Administration. Todd Blodgett, a former aide in Ronald Reagan's White House who had his own interest in the hate groups, got acquainted with von Brunn. Mr. Blodgett recalled going with Mr. Von Brunn to meetings in Virginia of the American Friends of the British National Party, a now disbanded group that raised funds for the BNP. Mr. Blodgett went onto say, "von Brunn is obsessed with Jewish people, "He had equal contempt for both Jews and blacks, but if he had to pick one group to wipe out, he'd always say it would be Jews."

Monday, June 8, 2009

George Orwell’s 1984 or was it 2004

The book, “Nineteen Eighty Four” is the story of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant bureaucrat assigned the task of perpetuating the regime's propaganda by falsifying records and political literature. The novel is a famous study for its portrayal of pervasive government surveillance and control of the population.
It is the warning to the readers’ of the potential government's increasing encroachment on the rights of the individual.

It puts forth the study of how your neighbors, family members, and friends can come to the point that they will spy, report and turn on you. They were even apathetic because that is how they could be conditioned to do so by the government.

Common everyday terms have come from this book like, “Big Brother,” “News Speak,” and “Orwellian.”

“Big Brother” is now watching us all with the laws that were passed during the George W. Bush administration. This law is called, “The Patriot Act,” that allows the government to open your mail without a warrant, access your internet e-mail transmission and listen in on your phone calls without any reasonable cause or warrant.

“News Speak” now refers to “Collateral Damage” as the sterilized term for what used to be called, “Non-Combatant Civilian Deaths.” This tragedy is caused when innocent people get caught in the cross fire of a fire fight or within a bombing a target. It is a shame when innocent people, especially children, die but it just seems that the “New Speak” is more palatable if we use the term “Collateral Damage,” instead of civilian deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan.

"Orwellian" life has subtlety worked its way into observing our everyday life with us knowing and without anyone’s outrage. We now have surveillance on every street corner of many big cities, street light intersections that can award motor vehicle violations, shopping store parking lots, etc. You are now assumed guilty of traffic violations and the person charged is not even allowed to confront their accuser. Our founding fathers wrote this civil right law but those guys were so old fashion and could not understand the way things are today……Or at least this is the way some mindless people think today. They even make statements like, I don’t care is the government is spying on me…..I don’t have anything to be guilty of….and yes, even APATHETIC.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Follow Up Research on Stupid People Posting

I decided to do some follow up research on my posting “Make The Stupid People Shut Up.” The Letter To The President from the 4th grade teacher, as I had suspected, was a lying fake from a God professing Christian.

The following link is the proof that the person in question DID not send it:
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The Truth:
This Letter began appearing in email in baskets, commentaries and internet blogs shortly after President Obama's 2009 trip to Europe.

Ms. Kathleen Lyday is a real person, works for Grandview Elementary School in Hillsboro, MO but told that she did not author this letter.

Ms. Lyday said that she is outraged that someone used her name and the phone / fax number of the school where she worked and could have possibly gotten her fired from her position with the school board. "We have not found who actually wrote this only that it was generated on the web site"

She went on to say that some person that professes to believe in God would fabricate such a lie.

I also decided to do more research on the author’s outrage that President Obama bowed to King Abdullah when in Saudi Arabia. There are many examples of Presidents following protocol offering gestures of respect to foreign dignitaries. Where was the outrage of this letter’s author when in 2005 the Saudi King visited George W. Bush at the Crawford ranch where he was greeted by former President with a kiss? If President Obama had done this I am sure the God revering Christian would have put the HOMO label on him.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The "Full Quiver" Project

Extreme supporters of the Religious Right are moving farther to the right than ever before, and they want to take the country along with them.

A professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, whose name is Bruce Ware, is pushing their religious right agenda to the extremes. This person finds passages in the Bible to justify that God meant women to be submissive to men. It is within the same passage that states, children should honor their mother and fathers, and slaves should honor their masters etc.

This Southern Baptist Seminary now has some of the other ideas from their fundamentalist positions. This new teaching is being called "The Full Quiver Theology" and is based on Psalm 127: 3-5 which reads, "Children are a heritage of the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. As arrows in a soldier's hand, so are the sons of the young. Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them."

The seminary's president, Albert Mohler, explained that under-population was a pressing concern. Couples who choose childlessness are guilty of "rebellion against parenthood that represents nothing less than an absolute revolt against God's design." God will decide whether to open or close the womb. Using birth control is an act against God's will. The truly Christian couple will allow God to decide whether each act of sex will result in procreation and sex will be returned to its proper place in a Christian's life. What part of this decision does the Christian woman have? None because she should submit, of course.

When asked about his position, President Mohler explained to the Chicago Tribune, "We are barely replenishing ourselves," he said. "That is going to cause huge social problems in the future."

Now the first alarm that should go off and one should ask themselves, “What did Mohler mean by "we." The world's population is expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050. The United States' population is expected to grow to 400 million by 2040. No under-population there.

There is one trend that President Mohler could be referring to is the influx of new Latino immigration and if the trend continues Euro-Americans will cease being the majority race in the United States by about 2050. Over the next half century, America will become a predominately non-white nation.

Is this religious call for “Full Quiver” theology a white-supremacy code language advocating for the increase of white babies?" Is the “huge social problems in the future” going to require the need for the “Full Quiver” of white arrows, “arrows in a soldier's hand,” to defend their religious views?

This really sounds a lot like the Adolf Hitler’s Nazi speech’s warning Germans of the threat from Jews during the 1920’s and the policies and laws that were enacted in the 1930’s.

Of course President Mohler and Professor Ware are backing up their contentions with plenty of Bible verses; which for some people means they are teaching the truth.
The sad part in all of this are the people that are buying into the “Full Quiver” message. They have to be so uneducated, unworldly, and unrefined that they could be convinced to think that Gazpacho was Pinocchio’s father.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Religious Right Rant To President Obama

Today I am going to take a break from the science aspect of this blog and bring in this political piece on the uneducated aspect of the extreme far right that has had too much of a prominent voice within MY Republican Party.

I received this e-mail from a coworker / friend. His viewpoints are more conservative than mine but I appreciate when he does pass this kind of stuff on so that I have a good idea of what kind of crap is being passed around on the “Blowhard” e-mail circuit.

This e-mail starts out below:

This letter you are about to read was written by a 4th grade teacher this past week. She even gave the world her telephone and fax numbers. We are in dire need of more true American citizens who are proud of OUR United States of America. WAKE UP AMERICA . . . please . . . before it is too late!

When I first read this piece, I thought it was written BY a 4th grader. Upon re-reading this letter from the 4th grade teacher, I did so from the viewpoint of the grading aspect of a critical writing paper. This letter to our President, I doubt if it was really sent to him, is more of a rant instead of a well constructed attempt at logical argumentation. The letter goes as such:

April 27, 2009

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. Obama: (Proper etiquette is “Dear Mr. President Obama,”)

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. (Poor opening statement) Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate (you are an inadequate) representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally. (In general, a poorly constructed first paragraph and sentence structure.)

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America. You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the peoples (people is already plural. This is like saying “bestest”) of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. (Now I do not recall at any time during President Obama’s trips of him ever saying, “that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world” quote. I am guessing “we” meaning every citizen of the United States making it a generalized statement negating the argument at this point, “are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world.” Again, I am guessing “their” meaning everyone in the world which again is a generalized statement.) Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples (again people is already plural) of Europe? Are you brain dead? (Note in this paragraph that the writer went from current event trips and speeches of President Obama then to apply examples of 40 to 90 years past. President Obama was not even born yet. History has taught us that the First World War and Second World War were battles fought for territories and economic influence. For instance, the example of the Second World War was fought by those that had territories of influence and economic power like France, England, and United States; and wanted to keep them, and those who did not have the territories and the benefit of the economic power like Germany, Japan, and Italy wanting to take them by force. I guess this person is seeing the United States as the Lone Ranger riding in to defend the down trodden and fight for truth, fairness, and justice. When done, then the citizens of the United States will ride off into the sunset waving their hats and calling out in unison, “Hi Ho Silver…..Away!!! Nice fantasy but not reality based.)
What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? (The Marshall Plan was a stimulus package to get the world economies working again.)

Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? (Our founding fathers made sure that there was the separation of church and state. Religious freedom is one of the strongest basic rights for the founding of this country. There are Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Mormons, and Atheist, and all make up the citizen population of the United States. All have fought and died for this country.) This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. (This is a very inaccurate statement. Many of our founding fathers were students of “The Age of Enlightenment.” Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Abigail Adams, were readers and followers of Voltaire. Writings that touted the value of scientific facts negating religious fables. An example is a quote from Thomas Jefferson, “I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition “Christianity” one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.”)

Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia. You don't show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia. How dare you, sir! How dare you! (Was this person as outraged when Barbara and Laura Bush curtsied to the Queen Elizabeth of England? This statement has nothing relating to the arguments this person is trying to present. To quote William Shakespeare, “Much To Do About Nothing.”)

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you?

I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you. (Again, another generalized statement negating any argument this person is trying to present.) You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

(OK here we go) What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members - on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses.

In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million - not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now. (With this statement above, I think the writer is finally getting to the real foundation of their outrage. They have to take a pay cut when others are awarded millions in bonuses or a pay raise. It always comes down to the money and the writer’s Freudian statements showing that they are just truly jealous. This financial crisis came about by the policies from the previous eight years of the George W. Bush administration and not the 150 days President Obama has been in office.)

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens (my fellow citizens and me) as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. (Again another statement that is not based on any supporting facts to back this up.) We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities.

I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country. (The closing paragraph is again nothing more than a rant. No concluding sentence. Poor structure in general.)

Every Real American

P.S. I rarely ask that emails be 'passed around'...


it's past time for all Americans to wake up!

Ms. Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy. C
Hillsboro, MO 63050
(636) 944-3291 Phone
(636) 944-3870 Fax

Now in conclusion for myself, I found this letter of logical argumentation lacking in supported facts, non-coherent statements, and so poorly constructed that I doubt that this person has a degree from a credible college or university. The English grade that I give this 4th grade teacher is……D- at best.