Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I encourage everyone to count their blessings and pray for those who are suffering today as a result of the terrorist attack in India.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bring Out Your Dead - So the Mormons Can Baptize Them

I will criticize Islam without hesitation but normally I wait until others cults do something remarkably stupid before I say anything. This is one of those times. In most religions once you are dead, there is nothing the living can do for you. You've gone on to what ever reward is prescribed by your belief. Two notable exceptions are Catholicism and Mormonism. I have heard of the Catholic High mass where for a fee the priests will pray a loved one out of Hell's waiting room called Purgatory and into Heaven. I don't know much about the practice so I have no details. If you do, feel free to leave them in the comments.

The Mormons really have a thing for dead people. They have been known to marry dead women and to posthumously baptize dead people. The latter practice has gotten them in Dutch with Jewish Holocaust survivors
Using genealogy records, the church also baptizes people who have died from all over the world and from different religions. Mormons stand in as proxies for the person being baptized and immerse themselves in a baptismal pool.

Only the Jews have an agreement with the church limiting who can be baptized, though the agreement covers only Holocaust victims, not all Jewish people. Jews are particularly offended by baptisms of Holocaust victims because they were murdered specifically because of their religion.

Michel suggested that posthumous baptisms of Holocaust victims play into the hands of Holocaust deniers.

I am a fundamental Baptist. Baptism is one of two ordinances Jesus commanded the church to follow. He instructed the Apostles who instructed their followers who instructed their followers all the way down to me, on who should be baptized, why they should be baptized and how they should be baptized. And guess what, He said nothing about baptizing dead people. So I have to side with the Jews on this one. - Holocaust Survivors Want Mormons to Stop Baptizing Dead Jews
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Navy -1, Tree Huggers -0

Well it seems that tree huggers in California were dealt a defeat by the Supreme Court. The whiny environmentalists made some rather bold unsubstanciated claims that Naval sonar hurt marine mammals. They had lowers courts actually limit the Navy's use of sonar during exercises off the California Coast.

Navy Ship and Tug
The court, in its first decision of the term, voted 5-4 that the Navy needs to conduct realistic training exercises to respond to potential threats by enemy submarines.

Court rules for Navy in dispute over sonar, whales - Road Runner
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Remember Veterans Day, November 11th 2008

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One of the nice things they do at work is they display the names of all current employees who are veterans on a TV announcement monitor. I then contact all the ones I work with personally and thank them for their service. You should do the same.
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Friday, November 07, 2008

I Was Just Wondering

Now that Obama is President-elect, does that mean that America is past racism? If so then we can do away with the so called hate crimes laws.  I mean we have proven we don't hate anymore as a nation so we should be able to get back to judging crimes based on the criminal and not the socio-political/ethnic background of the victim right? After all we aren't racist anymore because we elected a black man President right?  What's your thought?

And while it may be difficult for me to swallow, I have come to terms with the inevitable Obama Presidency. I can visualize Barak Hussein Obama as America's executive leader, far more easily than I can visualize Michelle Obama as First Lady.  But to be 100% honest I think She'll be a better First Lady  than Teresa Heinz Kerry would have been. What do you think?
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dane Bramage the Hater Checking In

I got an intersting comment to my post election post.  Anonymous said...
Hurray, in spite of you haters out there, you are missing the historic significance. It was time for the birth of this social and political change in this country.You can't stop a birth. Sorry that you feel the way you do about the rest of your family. Maybe they recognize something more profound that you refuse to realize.How would your grandparents or your great-granparents feel about last night's
historic moment. Your G-Ma was born in the 1800's without the right to vote, and was double-discriminated against because she was born on a reservation.Stop drinking Haterade!

Yea! Yea! Black man is President! We've come along way baby! There. Significance duly noted.

Funny how I'm a hater because I oppose Obama. I don't oppose him because he is black. I oppose him because he supports abortion, he's inexperienced, and he is a tax and spend democrat. My family wasn't voting to make history. My family is mostly clueless, well my sister is clueless (he he). My family voted for Obama because he is black. I'm sorry but I got past the man's color on day one and evaluated the content of his character. Needless to say I found him wanting. If you voted for him because he's black or because you somehow felt this country had to prove something by electing a black president then you put him in office for the wrong reasons. Yeah Grandma had it tough, but those days are gone. Change has come and believe it or not the agents of change were not liberal Democrats. If you had bothered to listen to McCain's concession speech, you would have heard him mention how outraged people were when Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to the White House. The loudest objectors? Segregationalists all of whom were Democrats.

The historical significance is not lost on me. It was greatly diminished because it was so politicized. The nature of partisan politics has the Democrats breaking their arms patting themselves on the back as if they had some great hand in bringing this about. They didn't.

Historically Democrats have always opposed better race relations. They don't mention the contribution of Republicans to making Barak's moment possible. You know, men like Hiram Revels, the first black man elected Senator (of Mississippi no less) and a Republican. Your boy Barak would never had been heard of if Hiram hadn't paved the way. Democrats tried to block Hiram's entry into the senate. Nor have I forgotten that the staunchest opponents to Civil rights were Democrats.
Sure Barack can have his moment in history but it would have happened without him eventually. He should consider himself blessed to have been chosen but I suspect he is too full of himself and his "historical significance" to give credit where credit is due. And in January, when he starts his job as President of the United States, we will see if he is worthy of this historical honor. It would be a shame if the most significant thing of the Obama Presidency was the fact that he was credited with being the first black POTUS.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Its Over

Well they declared Obama the winner and McCain gave his concession speech.  Our next President will be Barack Hussein Obama.  Unless he is somehow declared unqualified because he is not a U.S. citizen. But what are the chances that a Democrat controlled Administration would launch an investigation into his citizenship.

Oh well. I would like to thank my family who overwhelmingly voted for Obama. NOT! They completely neutralized and reversed my carefully researched and thought out decision for McCain.  I will be more than happy when the economic roof caves in to stand and laugh at them and say "I told you so!"  Bitter? Oh just a tad but not to the degree moonbats were after the second bush victory. No Post Traumatic Obama Syndrome for me. 

What else, oh yeah. Gains in the senate. Ohio turns blue with democrats in control.  The only electoral joy I had today was the local casino bill went down in flames. In fact all the state and local issues went the way I wanted. Thank you Lord for small blessings.

So now what? McCain gave an awesome concession speech. The man has dignity and poise and said some very encouraging things. But unfortunately I was watching PBS and they chimed in afterwards with commentary using words like "rhetoric" and "archaic". In fact the whole MSM seemed lock in the midst of an Obama lovefest the entire day.

I guess that means for the next four ears at least, I will be scrutinizing and making fun of President Obama and  his administration.  I wonder if Comedy Central will put on a sitcom "That's My Obama". I'd think it would be funny but you know liberals.
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Every Vote Shall Count (unless they are for McCain)

Remember the mantra of the Democrats in 2000 and 2004 about every vote counting? They kept coming up short so they wanted every single vote to be counted. Well it seems that in light of a close call election seemingly in their favor, they want to discard military votes. In Virginia, several counties and cities mailed out absentee ballots late to our military personnel in Iraq. McCain's people had to file a suit to get the ballots counted which, through no fult of our military, will arrive after tonight's 7PM deadline. A judge has ordered that the ballots be preserved for the hearing.

U.S. District Judge Richard Williams said Tuesday that he will hear the lawsuit on Nov. 10. He ordered election officials to keep the late-arriving ballots until then.

The McCain campaign praised William's decision.

"This will help to ensure that local election officials do not destroy or dispose of these ballots before the court has had an opportunity to rule on our complaint," spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said in a written statement.

Judge Orders Virginia Officials to Keep Late Ballots - Elections
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Monday, November 03, 2008

Muslims behead Christian convert from Islam in Somalia

I ran across this little item over at David Drake. Another shining example of the "religion of peace". A group of militants intercepted a recent convert to Christianity and beheaded him in public.

Mohammed remained calm with an expressionless face, never uttering a word, said the eyewitness. As the chanting of “Allah Akubar [God is greater]” rose to a crescendo, one of the militiamen twisted his head, allowing the other to slit his neck. When the head was finally severed from the torso, the killers cheered as they displayed it to the petrified crowd.

Wake up world before it is too late. Islam converts by the sword and will not hesitate to kill infidels and traitors when they can get away with it.

Muslims behead Christian convert from Islam in Somalia « Blogging for a free world

(Hat tip David Drake)
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