Category Archives: Politics

I Will Not…

…be a TOOL of either the right OR the left!

I shade kinda liberal on some things, but on other things I shade more conservative.

If that makes me a fricking hater or a racist or whatever, fine, then that’s what it makes me.

I’d rather be that and truly free to make up my own mind on things, than be a tool of a given political system and be bound.

I have just been served yet another lesson that the liberals and lefties are not as interested in real freedom as they claim they are (I was tossed off of a liberal Facebook page for daring to voice a dissenting opinion and for calling out the admin for suppressing dissent). But they flatly refuse to admit this. You are not allowed to think outside of their little box – same as with the conservative box. The only difference between the two boxes is that one box is painted red, the other is blue. That’s it.

It’s ALL levels of conservatism, if you ask me. There’s really no such animal as a real “liberal” at all.

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Who Is Vedran Smailovic?

Here’s a picture:

And what did this musician do, after being away from his Bosnian home for many years, only to return to find it almost completely destroyed?

He played his cello – in the ruins. Every day. Just to basically “flip the bird” to the forces of death and destruction and dehumanity. He said to the world, through his music, “Not. Dead. Yet.”

He also played funerals – even though funerals were often targets for attacks.

His story was the inspiration for this modern Christmas song by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12-24”

Paul O’Neill explained the story behind Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 in an interview published on ChristianityToday’s website:

We heard about this cello player born in Sarajevo many years ago who left when he was fairly young to go on to become a well-respected musician, playing with various symphonies throughout Europe. Many decades later, he returned to Sarajevo as an elderly man—at the height of the Bosnian War, only to find his city in complete ruins.

I think what most broke this man’s heart was that the destruction was not done by some outside invader or natural disaster—it was done by his own people. At that time, Serbs were shelling Sarajevo every night. Rather than head for the bomb shelters like his family and neighbors, this man went to the town square, climbed onto a pile of rubble that had once been the fountain, took out his cello, and played Mozart and Beethoven as the city was bombed.

He came every night and began playing Christmas carols from that same spot. It was just such a powerful image—a white-haired man silhouetted against the cannon fire, playing timeless melodies to both sides of the conflict amid the rubble and devastation of the city he loves. Some time later, a reporter traced him down to ask why he did this insanely stupid thing. The old man said that it was his way of proving that despite all evidence to the contrary, the spirit of humanity was still alive in that place.

The song basically wrapped itself around him. We used some of the oldest Christmas melodies we could find, like “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Carol of the Bells” (which is from Ukraine, near that region). The orchestra represents one side, the rock band the other, and single cello represents that single individual, that spark of hope.

Admittedly Vedran was only in his mid-30s at the time of the siege of Sarajevo, and he wasn’t white haired when he came back, so Paul was in error on that count

But the Cellist of Sarajevo was the inspiration behind a wildly popular modern Christmas tune.

A Congress of Firsts

We’ve come a long way, baby…(click on the graphic to enlarge and read more clearly):

Now Congress is looking more and more like AMERICA.

Look at the beautiful colors and faces and all that.

Diversity. It’s a good thing.

Is this perfect? No. Can it get better? Yes. Why?

Because we’re Americans and this is what we do. We get better, and better, and better.

Yes, I’m Thrilled…

…that team Obama/Biden won our Presidential election.

This is good. I can has health care without the idea of a “pre-existing condition” hanging over my head.

As far as the Romneys go…

Now we have to keep up the momentum for another 2 years, to kick the GOP/Teabagging governors out of office, like Florida’s Governor Voldemort….I mean, Rick Scott.

PINK SLIP RICK!!!

Dear Taliban – For Malala

Dear Taliban:

You have already lost, you know. You might as well just give it up.

I know that you people have sworn that if Malala lives, you will find her and “finish the job.” But you know what happens then?

Girls all over your nation will rise up and begin clamoring to go to school and have an education just like Malala. She will become their hero, their martyr. We Christians call many of these people “saints.” And perhaps you are not familiar with the statement made by Tertullian in the 2nd century: “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” Yes indeed, and you see how huge and powerful the Christian faith has become over the last 2K years, don’t you? Oh yes. Martyrdom is VERY EFFECTIVE.

So you bear that in mind. Shed Malala’s blood and you will water a tree so mighty you will be completely overwhelmed by it. She will be more dangerous to you and your way of life if you kill her, than if you just left her alone to live and go to school and be an example to other young girls who will follow in her footsteps.

It’s inevitable, Taliban. Give it up now. You have already lost, and that is why you strike out in such desperation.

Sucks to be you, doesn’t it?

Yours,
Me

Team Obama/Biden

It’s very simple, really.

Mitt and Paul don’t represent me or people like me and my husband Joe.

Barack & Joe do.

I am a woman – I am a diabetic – I am one of the struggling working people who isn’t from a rich family who could send me to college.

Therefore, I have to choose the candidates that most closely meet my needs, as a taxpaying American.

That would be these Men In Black right here:

I just can’t put it any more clearly. And I just don’t see that the Romney/Ryan ticket represents the greatest number of American citizens. I just don’t. I see them representing only the very wealthy.

So I can’t vote for them. Not just for myself, but for other Americans as well.

I can’t do it.

So I have to “Just Say No” to Romney/Ryan.

A Snake On A Plane

I just found this over on Facebook:

I also learned that he funds this.

He has also given money to Harvard University.

Now, this is my “suspicious bitch bump” talking (I borrowed the phrase “suspicious bastard bump” from Joe and tweaked it to suit my gender), but now that I know this about this guy, I just HAVE to WONDER what kinds of things these “enlightened” programs teach about Islam and Muslim culture, etc, at Georgetown and Harvard, using his money.

Given that the internet has no tone of voice, you’ll have to assume that the above was spoken with some heavy-duty sarcasm inserted there.

I know what my dad would say about this guy, and it wouldn’t be pretty. Not at all. Let’s just say it’s a good thing my father did not live during the Golden Age of the great knightly/monastic Orders, such as the Templars and Hospitallers. He’d have tried to join them, and he would *gladly* have gone on crusade to the Holy Land.

Having just read some interesting dirt on this guy, I have to wonder if Dad was right. And see, guys like HRH doesn’t have to resort to flying planes into buildings to get his point across to us stupid Americans. No, he’s got money. He can buy university professors and have them teaching the youth of our country how to hate our country. Far, far more dangerously subversive and a lot deeper-reaching than something so crass and barbaric as a mere terrorist attack using airplanes.

This sort of ties in with something else I found on Facebook:

Oh yes, I think these two memes have everything to do with each other. As Dad used to say, “Follow the money.” When one does that, all KINDS of interesting truths come out.

Does this make me a conservative? Perhaps in some ways, it does. But not quite in the same way as some people are “conservatives.” And even if it does, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are some things about the US that are worth “conserving,” and sometimes walking against the tide of popular leftist opinion is lonely and painful.

But long ago I swore to myself that I would serve the truth, and I can’t go back on that promise.

I don’t have any hard and fast proof that HRH’s money really is funding anti-American sentiment, but I think there is a strong possibility. People need to take this into consideration…

Follow the money…