Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ohio Man Burns 9 To Death, Yet Judge Says "Too Retarded For Death Sentence"

One of the great advantages from dropping out of, or even graduating from, the public school system is that you are almost guaranteed to have an IQ of 70 or below, and thereby earn a free pass to kidnap, murder, rape, pillage, or in this case, burn 9 people to death, and not have to face capital punishment yourself.

This is the case of one Antun Lewis, 27, who has been given leniency from a possible death sentence - before his trial has even begun - by a Clinton appointed Ohio Federal District Judge Solomon Oliver, who seems not to share too much wisdom with his Biblical counterpart, King Solomon.

Antun Lewis is accused of setting fire to a 100 year old house where one adult and 8 kids were having a sleepover in 2005. They all burned to an horrific death.

Democrat Judge Solomon read from a 49 page psychobabble filled report, which indicated that Antun had "learning disabilities" and "impaired social skills." So, the social workers, shrinks, and other psychologists, who supplied the diagnosis, are just as wanting in wisdom as Solomon, the liberal judge who listened to them.

This blunderous, conviction-lacking judicial/psychiatric decision ranks right up there with the case of Mary Winkler in Tennessee, who in 2006 got away with shooting her preacher husband in bed because he "made her wear a wig and high heel shoes," according to Selmer, Tennessee psychiatric/sociologist "expert testimonies," which, in effect, gave Mary a free ride out of her temporary loony bin.

And, who can forget another Ohio man, Sidney Cornwell, who in 1996 as a member of the Youngstown Crips gang shot and killed a 3 year old girl as she was playing on her house porch. Governor Strickland this year commuted Cornwell's death sentence because Cornwell, 'Was teased as a boy because of a genetic condition which prohibited him from developing properly, and which also caused him to grow large breasts' (manboobs).

Back to Antun Lewis. Among the many brushes with the law Antun has encountered according to Cuyahoga County Ohio court records, it seems that he was not all that retarded or disabled when he was caught illegally driving cars, buying and selling dope, tampering with evidence, using criminal tools, and beating up various people within and without prison.

Not such a great message to send younger potential murderers - that the dumber they are, the more favorably they will be treated by the courts.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Yes, Jenny, There Was A Saint Nicholas

Yes, Jenny, There Was A Saint Nicholas

In 1897, a cute little girl, Virginia O'Hanlon - age eight - wrote to the New York Sun, a now defunct newspaper owned by two men who were sons of a Baptist minister. Needless to say, newspaper publishers made more of a religious impact back then than the NY Times - the Atheists Bible - does today. Virginia simply asked the NY Sun's editors to tell her if there was, "Really a Santa Claus?"

The Sun's answer is not bad, but mine, I think, is better:

Dear Jenny, I know that you have been wondering whether there is a Santa Claus or not. Well, Jen, because I love you, I'm going to tell you the truth. A long, long time ago there was a real man named Nicholas, or Nick for short, who was a very giving man, and who helped people who were in trouble. No, he didn't have a sled pulled by reindeer, and he did not live at the North Pole.

Nick was not able to deliver toys and other presents to all the girls and boys in the world on Christmas Eve, because he was just a man like your dad, or granddad . There was something, though, very special bout old Saint Nick; He believed in the miracle of the birth of a baby named Jesus. It must have been a miracle for Jesus to be born, because there were evil men and women back then, just like today, who wanted to kill babies before and even after they were born, because they did not like God.

Now I know, Jenny, a lot of your friends, and some big people too, have been telling you that there is a Santa, and telling you that Jesus was not so important, and that Christmas is all about getting those gifts under the tree.

You see, Jenny, a lot of grown-ups like to pretend about things, and they want their kids to pretend, too. But Jenny, the truth will be more useful to you, now, and when you grow up. You really don't want to grow up to be a liberal, do you?

Christmas is not supposed to be so much about Santa, but about a baby born 2000 years ago who promised that he would "bring peace on earth - to men of good will," so the Bible literally says. The men who do not have good will, will not inherit this peace - as you can clearly see in the mainstream media. I'll instruct you later, Jenny, about the evil mainstream media, and some of the bad things they tell you, very similar to some bad things they teach you in public school.

We'll still have a picture of Santa, maybe, on the front door, riding his sled loaded with presents, with reindeer in front. And we'll still have fun decorating the tree, wrapping the gifts , and singing those songs you like about Christmas.

But instead of thinking so much about Santa, let's think about Christmas as the birthday of that baby boy I told you about - its much better than pretend.

Below was the New York Sun's original answer printed in 1897:

"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. "Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. "Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" Signed - VIRGINIA O'HANLON."115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET, NY, NY.

"VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.

We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see.

Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond.

Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What Does Torah Say About Sodomy? Don't Ask Joe Lieberman

I thought it was commendable when Joe Lieberman entered the presidential race in 2000, because he professed to be an observant Jew - unlike so many liberal Jews who make no profession of their Jewish heritage, and in fact, seem to run from it. Mark Levin is one of several people of Jewish faith who I respect for his patriotism, as well as his dedication to Yahweh. Of course, as a Christian I would wish that he would understand Isaiah 53 differently, but he is serving a purpose by defending the Constitution like not many do - including Christians.

Even though it was widely publicized, during the Presidential campaign of 2000, that Joe would do no work on the Sabbath - or Shabbat, including not operating light switches, I started to think, and then to worry. What about an enemy launching a nuclear attack on America, on the Sabbath, or what about other scenarios where . . . ? You get the point. I believe, before Joe was chosen as Al Gore's running mate, he would not campaign on Saturday, but he eventually eliminated his Sabbath rest so that he would be free to help (what was he thinking?) Al Gore challenge W Bush in 2000.

Lieberman, I had thought, had always been a restraining, moderate, and sensible force who could counteract those crazy atheist leftists in his party. I thought even more of Joe when he supported John McCain, however, his fellow Democrats demonized him to the point of forcing him to run as an Independent in his home state of Connecticut. So, what's not to like, already, about a man who apparently shows devotion to God, and has been extremely anti-Castro, and anti communist, as opposed to his other mishcopah in the Senate as well as in the Synagogue? Like Bernie Sanders.

Well, old Joe Lieberman may have observed much of the Torah and other writings of the Old Testament, as best he could, but recently he smashed the O.T. Commandments in Mosaic fashion, supporting gays (Biblically - Sodomites) outing themselves within the U.S. Armed Forces. Let no one say that law and government can be excluded from religion. Every code, policy, law, and congressional mandate that has ever been made, has been decreed on the basis of someones personal code, religion, or philosophy. Joe's code, evidently, is to pacify the homosexual lobby and ignore some of the other Older Testament scriptures.

Joe's Bible in several places simply and clearly condemns sodomy. Does he not remember the story of Sodom and Gomorrah? How about the reference in Deuteronomy which labels the "price of a sodomite" as an abomination? Or, how about in the Book of Judges where certain men of the tribe of
Benjamin demanded that they "have" the male occupants in a home where a Levitical priest was abiding with his concubine? The men of the house were spared, but the sodomites must have been bisexual, because they ended up with the concubine and raped her - to death, which is also Biblically prohibited.

Leviticus 18:22 says it most clearly. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. I have noticed that even the not so liberal Fox News Jews (rhyme not intended), who I have strongly admired because of their conservative stands, have no problem with homosexuality, generally, nor gays publicly announcing their gayness in the military. Maybe Charle's Krauthammer's experience as a psychiatrist has schooled him to be tolerant of sexual deviations, but his Torah prohibits it. Sodomy is also one of those 'untouchable' subjects, like abortion, to Glenn Beck, a very prominent goyim. Beck is very informative and possibly on a spiritual journey, I hope, from Catholic to Mormon to ??????

So, Senator Joe Lieberman can avoid using light switches on Sabbath, and he surely can prove his religiosity by not turning on the stove on Saturday, but I don't think G-d is too impressed with these little Mizvahs (good deeds), when one of His chosen supports open homosexuality in the military.

Oy vey, may I say?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Glenn Beck Tells Wilmington Ohio Christmas Audience "Everybody Needs A Rabbi"

I have to respect Glenn Beck's zeal and desire to restore America to traditional values, and in some way restore people to some sort of deity. I am just not sure if he is steering people toward The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

Glenn, appearing in Wilmington Ohio, preached to an auditorium full of townspeople who have gained national publicity (primarily through Beck) for their 24 hour a day, 7 day a week prayer vigils asking God to reclaim their city as well as their country, and their own souls. The people of Wilmington were driven to their knees after being hit especially hard by the recession. Read about the Wilmington Miracle here.

Glenn has the ability to preach a revival without preaching too much about Christ ,which is somewhat disappointing, but he does brag a bit on his Rabbi who is teaching Beck how to eat kosher, even though he admits to wanting to gag on such Jewish food.

Beck speaks of miracles and love and peace, but never manages to give too much glory to God but rather the "goodness of man" and "those who believe in themselves." This is not the Gospel or Good News, but it is a good try.

I watched Glenn Beck's show recorded at the auditorium in this small city of 15,000, located 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati and due east of the Indiana border. He talked about how people can save America, as a beautiful choir sang "Go Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ Is Born." It was nice that the Man who can actually save America was mentioned, at least once in the show - in a Christmas carol.

I cannot complain too much about Beck blessing the people of Wilmington as they glad-handed him all over town, but does Glenn have the calling to lead his TV flock into God's best will - as church pastors have been called to shepherd God's children? Glenn, a former Catholic, and now a Mormon, sad to say, may be doing a better job than so many lukewarm men and women of the cloth in the mainline denominations who have been leading their flock into ditches across America.

I am praying that Wilmington will not become just another happy, Donnie and Marie city like, say, a Salt Lake City.

Glenn has done well by praying that "America see Wilmington," but let us all pray that Wilmington, as well as the rest of America will continue to seek God.

We are all on spiritual journeys and I will not judge with jaundiced eye where Glenn Beck is on his. It was very nice to see the Wilmington townsfolk in a sort of holy unity of purpose, and it may be said that, for that alone, it was a successful mission for the Beckmeister.

Glenn Beck recommends that "everyone should have a rabbi." Well, Jesus was and is, and forever will be an eternally living Rabbi.

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Moral Hazard Of Bailing Out Banks/Wall Street But Not U.S. Unemployed

They call them the "99ers" - those unemployed who have received benefits for 99 weeks, more or less. The conservative congress, which I campaigned for, probably will not extend the benefits further. Somewhere along the line we have to say "no" to additional spending, but it is impossible for the fedgov to offer a valid excuse for how it can bail out the Wall Street and banks - home and international - with the trillions of dollars (according to CNN) that the entire bailout job may cost.

Larry Kudlow first mentioned "Moral Hazard" way back in 2008. George Bush was for it, however, his Republicans in Congress voted against the infamous TARP. The Dems were in a majority voting for the massive measure that would assuredly "rescue" the country from financial destruction. Kudlow merely asked the question which defines Moral Hazard - "How can you bailout banks and Wall Street, and NOT bailout every other business or citizen that sinks into a financial abyss?"

It was the fedgov in the first place, under the auspices (shaking down) of Jesse Jackson and Barney Frank which pushed for the guarantee of practically free housing for every American through Fannie May and Freddie Mac. Private brokers, lenders, hedge funders and other traders all assumed that there were government backed guarantees to the mortgage backed securities and other packaged CDOs, etc. No job? No income? No credit record? Then, you may own a house.

The glut of demand for (free) home ownership pushed the prices of homes into astronomical heights, before they fell to earthly depths, thus killing the U.S. economy for quite some time. The higher cost of fuels - again, thanks to the fedgov's interference with the production of evil fossil fuels - also helped nudge us toward the eve of destruction beginning in 2007 after which a barrel of oil surged to over $130.00 per barrel in 2008. Remember? Don't forget as world global warmists gather in Cancun at this very time in order to devise even more devious ways of cutting the U.S.'s use of energy of all kinds.

Even if banks and GM did pay back all that was loaned to them (but how would we know since the Federal Reserve has henceforth not opened its books for examination), why not "lend" just enough money to survive to those who have been unemployed for nearly two years? Talk about owing your soul to the company store.

Meanwhile, Bernanke is doing something he said he would not - infusing hundreds of billions of borrowed money into the system ie., Quantitative Easing. According to this report, the Fed will have to print/borrow 4 trillion dollars to pay off the previously borrowed debt which resulted from the 2008 financial crisis.

As the Congress looks at massive Deficit Reduction in the midst of a housing and general economic crisis we should not fall into another Moral Hazard by increasing the taxes for the rich who contribute, by far, the majority of revenue to the federal coffers while the lower earners pay nothing, yet receive the lion's share of the federal and state benefits. When the evil rich's tax rates are increased, federal revenues fall. God had it right in the Old Testament when He required the rich to pay only one tithe, and not two or three tithes - as the poorer Israelites would also pay, only, a tithe. Also, the poorer Jews were commanded Not To Covet the goods of their richer brethren - something we will never hear quoted in Democratic Party platforms. "Covet Thy Neighbor's Goods," is their mantra.

The Federal Government, beginning under President Bush and continued exponentially under President Obama, has played favorites by gifting Wall Street and the banks with outright grants worth trillions of dollars and with loans at virtual zero interest rates. Uncle Sam has no valid explanation why he cannot so generously subsidize every other citizen/business of the United States - who fails. That is Moral Hazard.

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