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Written by Steve Bowers on October 3, 2014
Did you ever notice how computer programs that simulate your basic “End of the World” scenarios end up giving ridiculous pictures of what’s coming and their scenarios are always exactly the same as their programmers predicted before entering their data? “Garbage in…etc.” These baloney computers and programmers are best typified by AlGorian “Climate Change” guys who wear Birkenstocks and drink lattes (whatever that is) and wear Leon Trotsky facial hair …if they have any.
During the Eighties, their computers were spitting out end-of-the-world scenarios involving gigantic icebergs grinding up on the sand in Miami. Now we’re all gonna’ die of flaming and Hellish heat. Maybe it’s all baloney. Just maybe. (Follow the Federal grant money.)
Now you must question if the guys over at CIA borrowed the same computers the guys over at Department of Global Warming (aka; EPA) have been using for decades. If Obama says the “intelligence” he relies on “underestimated” the potential for the “development of a terrorist Islamic state” …one must wonder if the same ancient computers and programmers are still being relied on.
One has to wonder if those programmers ever read the history of the Holy Land…or the Bible…or the Koran? Have they ever read anything? Has Obama? His grades are “sealed” so…who knows…maybe he’s illiterate? Sure as the world is heading for some sort of doom (probably featuring human perfidy instead of climatic horrors), somebody at CIA or the White House is functionally illiterate. Or smokin’ dope …or so stupid he’s ashamed for us to see his academic records.
These guys should stop “estimating” stuff and try “doing” stuff.
Maybe it’s just me.
Written by Steve Bowers on September 23, 2014
I’ve never watched the movie Perfect Storm. Some of the actors are a little too androgynous for my liking. However, the idea of several factors occurring concurrently is easy to grasp as the central idea of the movie plot. The more dangerous factors that come to the fore, the worse the problem…in the movie…the Storm. O.K., O.K.
So what we’re looking at is a perfect Storm of Failure.
- ISIS is running amok. Even our former (preceding ISIS) enemies in the Middle East are distancing themselves from these savages. They are getting worse and more atrocious every day.
- Obama has no idea who these sinister SOBs are.
- Obama has furnished all sorts of weapons to ISIS.
- Obama has given away all the gains our troops made in the Middle East and doesn’t seem to realize what a screw-up he has made in Iraq.
- Obama has fired some of our most experienced and capable generals, just when we probably need them most.
- Obama surrounds himself with idiots…perhaps because he cannot distinguish idiocy. Shrinks tell their patients not to worry whether they are nuts because if they are worried about being nuts they probably aren’t…because crazy people never know they are personally whacko. Maybe crazy people cannot recognize insanity in others any better than in themselves. Perhaps this is also true of idiots. Maybe the same is true of functional idiots. Voila!
- “I like cake!” Oooops. That’s another story, which, if I told now, would make perfect sense in this context..
- The media is oblivious to all this.
- Obama seems oblivious to all this.
- Obama’s current press secretary is certainly oblivious to all this stuff.
- The Colts are down 2-0 and I was already depressed.
- Obama’s favorite sound is the Muslim morning call to prayer.
- Obama has no idea about foreign policy.
- Obama seems incapable of understanding anything.
- Obama’s medical and Harvard grades and records are hidden from our view. Ergo…Obama may be a psychopathic functional idiot. We have no way of knowing. Both sets of records would reveal this…or rule him out as a sociopathic idiot.
- Obama thinks he is a genius about everything.
- He appears to know nothing. (Not counting his favorite mantra about inheriting the “terrorists from his predecessor”.)
- We have no idea who Obama is.
- I’m out of space…but could go on for a long time.
When these factors are considered (amidst myriad others) I think we are worse off than the guys in the movie.
Put on a life vest…or don’t. It probably won’t matter considering what may be coming.
Written by Steve Bowers on August 15, 2014
One truly noteworthy news item this week: the death of Robin Williams. He was fun. Just when we need more of his fun, he abruptly leaves us. All of which is made sadder by his having done so by his own choice. Was the party that was his life, to which he invited us all, really that bad for him personally? How can he have possibly been so sad when he made us laugh so easily…and often. Fare well, Dear Prince of Laughter and (laughing) choirs of angels sing thee to thy rest.
However, the intense irony of Mr. Williams’ sadness while making so much laughter is surpassed by the irony of the passing of the Classiest Clown Ever being followed on the World Stage by the Islamic Funsters of I.S.I.S. Will we ever be able to forget their antics? They can pull off mass beheadings so gracefully. Truly memorable. And if our Prez truly gets off his duff and does something violent to them…may raucous gangs of Hellish demons drag them to their just fates.
All of which reminds me of another (sometimes) very funny man, the late Christopher Hitchens, a now reformed British atheist. Whenever he talked or wrote about atheism, he was out of his depth and not funny. But when he spoke about things he was knowledgeable about, he could be uproariously funny. I recall one speech wherein he expressed his confusion about why Muslims hate the Western modern World so much. He was perplexed by finding a complete lack of logic behind the Muslim Hostility towards “everyone else.” He concluded by saying “since they hate us so much, I feel it is time to give them a reason to do so.”
Who can disagree?
Written by Steve Bowers on July 3, 2014
Barack Obama is marketed as a Constitutional scholar. Yet he keeps getting it wrong. What’s wrong here?
The Prez’s recent speech cleared up everything (except the location of Lois Lerner’s emails). He explained how our Marines and Soldiers and Sailors and Airmen have not sacrificed their lives, limbs and psyches in vain. He explained how we are not sending any ground troops back into Iraq. Everything is perfectly clear to me now. His speeches are always very helpful.
Speaking of Iraq, did you know it is the true cradle of civilization. It is probably the location of the Garden of Eden, the true birthplace of man (not that gorge where Lucy’s body parts were found spread all over a miles wide location and from geologic layers separated by hundreds of feet). Abraham’s hometown is there as are most ancient cities mentioned in the Bible. The ancient cultures of Babylon (under both Hammurabi and a thousand years later, Nebuchadnezzar) were located there. Some cultures we never knew existed until recently, were there. For example the tell of Ebla is there in which were found thousands of clay tablets containing ancient royal records of everything we record today. Music, law, medicine, art, engineering, government administration (yes…even then) is all there and we never knew the kingdom/culture existed until late in the last century. The discovery of Ebla pushed our understanding of when writing was developed back a thousand years. The ruins of ancient Nineveh are there with the Assyrian royal library, which includes the
incredibly enlightened records of a king named Ashurbanipal who, proud of his love of learning, recorded everything about his native culture and also recorded, in side-by-side translations, the accumulated culture of other lands and people. (Interestingly, he mentions he had read the writings carved on stone tablets by authors who lived before “the flood,” which is very strange if …the Flood of Noah never happened as many “Biblical experts” assert modernly.)
Since I’m not one for needless fact checking, especially when these ancient kingdoms mentioned were not always located within the boundaries of the modern nations we associate them with and since they often overlapped and intermingled and were sometimes separated by hundreds of years, I may have them located in Iraq, when they are actually in Syria today, or some other mapping mistake of that sort. But the point is much larger than geographic mapping minutiae. The point is “What Happened.” What happened to the “Cradle of Civilization?”
Why does modern Iraq and most of the middle east look like a dusty hell-hole where the worst sort of sectarian violence is the standard fare and the cultures seem unbelievably barbaric and backward? Some television pundit mentioned recently the violent hatred seen between the main religious groups in Iraq and the middle east seems to have started about 1300 years ago. The commentator didn’t offer any opinion as to what triggered the hatred, but if you have a history book that predates the current and widespread stupidity that we call political correctness, you can see who was born about that time and things should become clear.
Written by Steve Bowers on June 25, 2014
This cartoon stands alone without any assisting verbiage. If you aren’t appalled at this Administration’s utter failure at everything excepting spawning a scandal-a-week you need your head examined. Before it is removed while the President sits idly by.
The shameful story of the aftermath of our abandonment of Iraq was as predictable as it is sad. I just hope the rumors of mass be-headings are just the media attempting to improve their ratings. (It’s the sort of thing they would do.) But we all know that these sort of atrocities are just what our terrorist (I hope the use of the word doesn’t offend your president too deeply) enemies have promised and seem to revel in. Strangely, they draw authority for such acts from their holy book. And since this is still a free republic (where even the logically enfeebled get to vote) and a place where ideas can freely compete for supremacy, I feel a little comparison of fundamental ideas is needed. Let’s compare the world view held by people who claim their thinking is informed and shaped by Islam and those whose thinking is shaped by that ancient and all time best seller, the Bible. As you can probably guess, my opinion is already set as to which is better.
The reason I think it is appropriate at this time for such a compare/contrast session is because your president said early on that “the future cannot belong to those who insult the Prophet of Islam.” (Sounds as if his opinion is/was already set, also, doesn’t it?) I don’t know what he meant when he said “insult” but, we are seeing what the “future” he spoke about is starting to look like.
The trouble with people like Obama is they do not recognize “evil” except in the bland and vague sense they use when they refer to those who disagree with them. Evil exists. It is powerful and persuasive. There is a great unseen war always in progress between it and Good. How can you hope to be victorious against evil when you don’t even know what it is. This goes much deeper, but this is the stuff of theologians and I’m seriously out of my depth. Besides all you ever need to know about evil is available in plain lay language in the Bible. As Twain said, “It’s not those parts of the Bible I don’t understand that trouble me, but those that I do.” Or as WC Fields once said when asked why he was reading the Bible, “What am I doing? Looking for loopholes. Looking for loopholes.”
That’s one of the troubles with Obama and people like him. But while briefly comparing his world view of his Prophet (and the “future” he has in store for those who do the insulting) and the Bible we should not commit the blunder many commit by dismissing the Bible because of its “flaws.” The things usually complained of about the Bible is usually about the flawed practitioners of its teachings, not the actual teachings. Two completely different things.
And don’t make the mistake of dismissing the Ancient Book because it contains things you find offensive. It does contain such things as child sacrifice, murder, adultery, theft, covetousness, slavery, etc. These offensive things which appear in the Bible are mentioned as historic occurrences and are invariably denounced as being evil, wrong and offensive (most particularly to God). These evil things are not espoused but condemned by the Bible and Its Author. Stoning of homosexuals, stoning of wives who have been performing their wifely duties poorly by their hubby’s standards, stoning of persons who hold the Christian faith in Muslim countries, mutilation of infant females and other such niceties are not specifically condemned by the Bible, but the simple application of life principles contained therein does condemn such practices.
( I always wonder exactly what kind of “due process” is afforded those who who fall victim to such practices and penalties under Islam.)
There are many other ways we could compare these two world views, but most Americans are incapable of doing so. They have been
dumbed down and cowed by politically correctness and the warped idea of the fabled “wall of separation” between Church and state, which has convinced Americans that “religion” is something that has little to say to modern people. It is something that should be tucked away in some innocuous pigeon hole and never consulted. This is very wrong. As Jesus said, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” What is inside will always come out.
So in the great debate of ideas you eventually have to make up your mind as to which Book is better.
I believe Obama has made up his mind. And most of our leaders have been dumbed down by political correctness, which is the ugly sister of the “wall of separation” idea.
Not far off the topic, I am suddenly reminded of a pal who was proud of his “atheism” and always stated that if he found he was wrong when he died he was “gonna’ sock God on the jaw when they met.” Those weren’t his exact words. But I spare you his juvenile threats against the Maker of Heaven and Earth. That kind of stuff made my flesh creep, but not nearly so much as when I learned he had died one afternoon ignominiously between his master bathroom and bed. All these things going wrong in America today aren’t nearly as creepy or frightful as when I was informed of his death. If he made good on all his boasts about his atheism he is in hell now.
If the above all seems a bit disjointed it is because the idea of Eternity looming invisibly in front of us all is itself jarring and hard to ignore. If you have ignored it until now, stop. In the second chapter of Colossians it says “And you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your heart, but He hath quickened you together with Him having forgiven you all trespasses….” Avail yourself of that Promise today and don’t distress me or your other friends by passing into Eternity bereft of God’s forgiveness. Check it out. I might be making this stuff up. See if you can find any such Promise of Hope nearly so bright in all of Islam. Life is real and nothing to be trifled with or wasted.
/ 12 June 2014
Did you see the picture of Sgt. Burgdahl working on some balletic move with a girl in a tutu? Brings back memories of Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor or Murder City, Illinois. (I always hope these sort of pictures are the result of guys living in their mom’s basement with too much time on their hands. You know…phony photos, but when everything else is goofy on a certain person or issue, you can usually count on the photos being genuine.)
Why does Burgdahl’s mom not have to wear a burkha? It is so hard to keep abreast of all these cross-cultural nuances. (I for one miss the good old days when we weren’t so anxious to display our cross-cultural sensitivity.
My Dad spent a year in Japan during the occupation and he only learned eight (8) words of Japanese. The largest was “mushi-mushi” which he would use to crack up us kids when we were little. I don’t know why, but it made us roar. The other seven words were “one to eight” in Japanese. He was a very sensitive guy. He was very keen on noticing when one of his kids fouled up. He was always sensitive about setting things right. And five out of six of us turned out well. That’s the kind of cultural sensitivity that’s missing today.
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