Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the racist lynch mob

Isn't it interesting?  A black guy spouting racial slurs kills two white guys, and most people have never even heard of the case because it really didn't get much media attention. But a white guy kills a black buy--in what could have been self-defense for all we know--and the media fans the flames of racism ensuring that everyone in the country has at least one side of the story.

Not only that, but thousands turn out spurred on by professional racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in what looked like an old fashioned lynch mob. Blinded by their own hatred, these people were not interested in justice. They weren't interested in the facts. They just wanted a lynching.

Then we have Hollywood types like Spike Lee and Rosanne Barr giving out phone numbers so vigilantes can take matters into their own hands! And, most disgusting of all, even President Obama eagerly adds fuel to the racial fire!

Don't get me wrong, if George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in cold blood, then Zimmerman should get the death penalty. But in this country people are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, so many on the Left are so blinded by their own racism they can't see straight.

I was at the mall play area yesterday with two of my little grandchildren. There they were, a little white boy, a little white girl, running around hand in hand playing with a little black girl and a little Asian girl--all totally oblivious to the fact that there was any difference between them at all. To them, they were just new friends playing and having a good time.

There they were. Four little children with more sense than so many adults in Hollywood, the media, and all of the thousands in that lynch mob.

Monday, March 26, 2012

President Obama--selling us out!

Sounds like our President is assuring the Russians that he will sell us out once he gets re-elected:
Obama told the outgoing Russian president that “this is my last election and after my election I’ll have more flexibility” regarding contentious missile defense talks with Moscow that have been underway for the past three years. 
A little later the article continues:
“If there was any doubt how dangerous Barack Obama would be for America’s security in a second term, the president put all uncertainty to rest today,” said the source, who closely tracks foreign policy matters. “The president just told us that he is itching to hand over America’s most secret missile defense data to a country that is arming Syria and fueling Iran’s Bushehr reactor—and he would do it today but for his re-election concerns. With no political constraints in a second term, who knows what Obama will do.” 
If secret agreements to sell us out isn't an impeachable offense, it certainly should be.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Paul Harvey: "If I were the Devil"

Amazing to think this was broadcast almost 50 years ago! Very prophetic (hat tip: Professor ed).

Gay marriage and polygamy

Recliner Commentaries once argued that if gay marriage became legal, it would open the doors to all kinds of other "alternative lifestyles" as well. A recent public opinion poll seems to support that argument:

A full 22 percent of the respondents say there is no legal justification for denying polygamy, based on the fact that legislation and judicial decisions have affirmed the validity of same-sex “marriage” for homosexuals.
Another 18.7 percent were uncertain.
 Further, 18 percent of the respondents said there was no moral justification for denying polygamy, and 14.5 percent were uncertain.
I could be wrong, but I seem to recall someone responding to Recliner Commentaries denying this would ever happen.

What few seem concerned about these new social experiments is the potential impact on the children who will be raised in these "alternative lifestyles."


Read the story here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Global warming and global government

When the global warming hysteria was in full bloom, many of us thought the real motivation behind it was not so much science, as consolidation of world power into the hands of fewer and fewer elites.

An article in the Scientific American adds fuel to those suspicions. The article, appearing in Scientific American, is entitled "
Effective world government will be needed to stave off climate catastrophe". It advocates "a new set of institutions" that "would have to be imbued with heavy-handed, transnational enforcement powers." The article then asks, "How do we create new institutions with enforcement powers way beyond the current mandate of the U.N.?"

Of course any such world governing powers would run roughshod over individual freedoms (think EPA on a world scale)! Does anyone thing Obama and the Democrats would do anything to protect us from this?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Censorship and objecting to a library book

I was just looking through a new book about library collection development and came across a standard form libraries often use (and have used for years!) when someone wants a book removed from the library. The form requires you to answer a series of questions before your objection will even be considered. For example,

The first question is, "Did you read and examine the entire Item?"  This is a very helpful question for librarians because if you answer "no" they can immediately dismiss your objection on the grounds that you did not read the entire book. They know, of course, that if you are strongly offended by something in chapter one, you probably will not continue to read the book (in fact, if you did finish the book, they could ask, if you were so offended why did you continue reading?).

The second question is, "What do you feel might be the result of using this item?"  This is also a very helpful question for librarians. No matter what you answer here, it can be disputed and turned against you. It gives librarians a basis on which to dispute your objection.

The third question is,  "For what age group would you recommend this item."  If you wouldn't recommend it for any age group, you can immediately be dismissed as one of those narrow-minded, intolerant, fundamentalist bigots.

The fourth question is, "Do you feel there is any value in this item?"  If you answer no, the librarian can always find some value to the book and use that to dispute your objection. If you answer yes, you have just made the librarian's case that the book has some redeeming value and should therefore be retained.

It is not until you get down to the fifth question that the form addresses the core of the issue: , "To what in the item do you object?" The questions before this just force you to jump through hoops in an effort 1) to discourage you from objecting, 2) to make you feel like your objection has been heard, or 3), to give librarians reason to dispute your objection.

You should not allow this to mislead you, however. The fact is that librarian has absolutely no intention of removing the item! To do so would--in her mind--constitute censorship which in the library world is a sin much worse than allowing children to view pornography on their computers! In fact, the librarian may even forward your objection to the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee where it can be recorded as a "censored book" and celebrated in their annual "Banned Books Week."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Destruction of all churches in Arabia

An editorial in the Washington Times begins,
If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening 
Read the rest in the Washington Times.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gay rights group sues U.S. Evangelist

Professor Ed, a long-time reader and contributor to Recliner Commentaries, brought my attention to a New York Times article entitled, Ugandan Gay Rights Group Sues U.S. Evangelist.  

Professor Ed writes, 
I until I came across this article, I was unaware of the ability of foreigners to sue US citizens in this fashion. Frankly, whether or not the accusations are true, I am DEEPLY CONCERNED at the long range implications of this development.
I agree. There are both Muslim and Gay Rights leaders who would love to use this to intimidate their opponents and shut down free speech in America. These leaders do not want tolerance (except for themselves) or free speech. They want to shut down all opposition.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Director of Planned Parenthood arrested

Breaking News: The director of Planned Parenthood has apparently been arrested for exposing himself to another man in a baseball park.

The Planned Parenthood shakedown

See the Atlanta Journal Constitution for charges that Planned Parenthood is a "bully" shaking down the Susan G. Komen foundation for money.

Religious freedom for Indians but not Catholics

According to FoxNews,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe in Wyoming to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes.

So let me get this straight. The Obama administration will make exceptions (as they should) for the religious freedom of a relatively tiny group of Native Americans, but will not tolerate religious freedom for America's millions of Catholics?

Monday, March 12, 2012

"America's most biblically-hostile U.S. President

If you are a Christian or religious Jew, please, please read "America's most biblically hostile U.S. President"  before the next election! You may disagree with various points but the overall pattern seems pretty clear.  (hat tip: Don B.)

Just imagine what he could do if he didn't have to worry about re-election!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Providing aid to Syrian rebels

An article in Foreign Policy magazine says that the Obama administration is now moving to provide aid to Syrian rebels.

I'm confused. Wasn't one of the big attacks against George Bush the argument that the United States brought on Arab/Muslim hatred against us precisely because of our intervention in their internal affairs? Wasn't it Obama's own pastor who blamed us for 911, saying the chickens have come home to roost?

Boy set on fire because of his race.

The kids who did this should be locked safely away for the rest of their lives!

For decades we have treated racism as if it was a problem exclusively in the white community. Racism and hate are universal problems! And yes, I would be just as outraged this happened to someone who was black, Asian, Hispanic, American Indian or homosexual.  (Hat tip: Professor Ed).

Saturday, March 03, 2012

What your kids are learning in secular colleges

If you read only one article this week, please read Dennis Prager's outstanding article about what students are learning in secular colleges and universities.

By they way, if you don't know what's wrong with these beliefs, you have been infected.