Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What Is The Job Description For The Presidency?

The president is not our teacher, our tutor, our guide or ruler. He does not command us, we command him. We serve neither him nor his vision. It is not his job or his prerogative to redefine custom, law and beliefs; to appropriate industries; to seize the country, as it were, by the shoulders or by the throat so as to impose by force of theatrical charisma his justice upon 300 million others. It is neither his job nor his prerogative to shift the power of decision away from them, and to him and the acolytes of his choosing.~ Mike Pence 9/20/10

See it All:

We know what it is not. Now we need to define what it is.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Little Logic Goes A Long Way

Try this:

There have been and continue to be evil deeds
People(s) perpetrated these deeds
People(s) can be evil

Evil people(s) are defined by their deeds
Evil deeds are a threat to others
Evil people(s) are a threat

Currently evil deeds around the world are often the product of Muslims
I am one of the “others”
Muslims are a threat to me

See how easy it is. Just remove your bias and deal with facts.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Does Terrorism work? Ask Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.

We are about to see if terrorism works. The Ground Zero Imam has informed us that bad things will happen if he does not get his way. Well at least he has finally laid it on the table and I will say it "Islam is a violent ideology and many of its followers will kill you if they are crossed".

Of course if we say things like the above we are islamophobic. The apologizers and fearful among us just can’t have a discussion about the facts, that just wont do. So a label is applied to the other side and said label is supposed to end the discussion.

They want to replace what the data tells us with groupthink. In Atlas Shrugged one theme is about the state wanting the most important thing that we have, our rational mind. This is exactly what this and so many other subjects have become, a battle for our rational mind; replace what we know to be true with their version of reality.

They use minions of mind-numbed enablers to repeat the lie so that in their world it becomes fact. These people willingly suspend their rational mind to try and overthrow ours. Scary since these are fully functional adults with normal intelligence however completely lacking in curiosity and critical thinking. I will have none of that thank you.

We must all remain in the critical thinking mode. Here is one small example: I clearly remember when T. Boon Pickens was pushing for “wind power” as a solution to our energy challenges. He and all the green fascists and many otherwise normal people just chanted the same mantra, renewable = progress, windmills are renewable therefore windmills = progress. My reaction was incredulity, windmills = progress? I sure would need to see proof of that before I would buy it. Of course after a cursory examination of the data it is obvious that nothing could be further from the truth, but the lie persists.

Now when someone mentions windmills I just ask them “Do you really think that windmills are progress?” I usually get a blank stare because they’ve never asked themselves that fundamental question. They have given up their rational mind and done it willingly.

It is the same with the West Vs. Islam. We are to suspend our rational mind and not ask fundamental questions. If we do have the temerity to ask questions we are not to accept what the facts show us but to believe irrational political spin.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Guess I Don't Get It

Where exactly up the chain of command does the legality of the persons rank stop mattering?

If I'm an E-1 and an "E-2" who I along with tens-of-millions of others suspect is an infiltrator or a spy gives me an order I do nothing? I have no reason to doubt the lawfulness of the order? No recourse?

If I do have recourse with an E-2 what about an O-1? If an O-1 why not the alleged commander-in-chief?

Again, where does the need to certify legitimacy stop?