Of course, many things are sinful, according to the Bible, and EVERYONE, yes EVERYONE is a sinner, according to the New Testament. Even Christians are sinners aren’t they? Like the bumper sticker says, Christians are not perfect, just forgiven. Here is the thing that drives me crazy. If you do not agree with what the Bible says about sin, or Homosexuality, or drunkeness, or gambling to excess, or lying, then by all means do not become a Christian. But honestly, this idiotic notion that we can just change what the Bible says to be more PC is a fool’s errand. Smitty has more on one such fool
Such as O. Wesley Allen Jr.:
But other Bible experts said the Scripture Robertson cited isn’t quite clear about homosexuality.
“A lot of people misread this text because it’s so complicated,” said O. Wesley Allen Jr., an associate professor at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky.
First, scholars say, we have to look at the context surrounding Paul’s letter.
The Christian leader is trying to get the quarreling Corinthians to stop taking each other to civil courts and being judgmental. “The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already,” Paul says.
Things were supposed to be different after they became Christian believers, Paul continues; they were supposed to stop their sinful ways.
There are plenty of areas for conjecture about the Bible, especially the beginning of creation and the apocalyptic end.
But to try to say that the Bible, at any point, is less than clear when it comes to sexuality is a public confession of unreliability. The human form is the human form. The reproductive system is not the digestive system. Sexual activity outside of marriage (which I should not have to state means the heterosexual context, not any of the current ‘novel’ geometries) means falling short of the optimal.
I think that sums it up pretty well. Christianity is a religion, a faith, if you do not like what that faith is about, then go another way, it is that simple.
Video via Lonely Conservative
Good for Dana Bash for asking the question. Reid’s answer exposes his, and his fellow Democrats rank arrogance. Talk about an insensitive response. Other people have problems too, so according to Senator Weasel Dick, kids with cancer can go without help so the Democrats can play politics, and finish forcing Obama Care on people who never wanted it.
Exit question: Is there anything Democrats will not do to gain total control of our lives?
UPDATE! Smitty notes something i should have caught at 49 seconds into the video asks this
0:49 What right do they have to pick and choose what part of government’s going to be funded?
And the Constitution says:
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
So if the House, which has remained oddly stuck in size since 1910, and thus may not represent the people with optimal fidelity, originates a bill, it’s kind of odd that the Dim Bulb from Vegas not know from whence that right originates.
Of course, RS McCain and Smitty do not “hate” they just note that several Disney child stars have, how should I put this delicately, gone the slutty route. RS McCain calls this Post-Disney Deviance Syndrome
Post-Disney Deviance Syndrome deserves scrutiny as a cultural phenomenon. As a parent, it seems like one minute your children are watching some cutesy little kiddie sitcom on Disney Channel and then — fast-forward — topless photos, DUIs, rehab and nervous breakdowns.
Lindsay Lohan’s Getting $2 Million From Oprah
Britney Spears — My New Las Vegas Show Is Real Hip!
Selena Gomez Talks Justin Bieber
Breakup: I Was “Way Stressed Out”
Do you see the pattern? You could probably do a gossip site — DisneyStarletBreakdowns.com
Well true that several recent Disney child stars have, well imploded to some degree. But, I feel the need to point out that so far anyway, Hilary Duff is doing well. Married, to a hockey player, and when was the last time an NHL star got into trouble, a mom, and yes HOT! By the way, as a side note, no NHL player would ever go Brett Kimberlin and accuse his wife of being NUTS! Would they? No, but then again, NHL players are men, not whiny bitches like Brett Kimberlin. Now, back to something MORE important, Hilary Duff being hot
I know, that sounds way off base, but allow Bob Belvedere to explain
From Newsbusters, Noel Sheppard reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Rareand Smitty]:
NBC’s Chuck Todd told an inconvenient truth about Barack Obama on Sunday’sMeet the Press.
“The rise of the internet media and social media and all that stuff – he hates it”
You know, this past five years have been tough for all of us who love and cherish our freedom and liberties. It’s been damn depressing, too. So it’s nice to know that the King Of Rat Bastards really hates us. We must be doing something right.
And, as Mr. Sheppard writes:
Todd was likely quite correct, but chose not to disclose why Obama hates new media. It’s because most of it isn’t in the tank for this President and can’t be controlled by him.
I consider this a badge of honor. We must be doing something right!
Smitty opines on the question of supporting a Gay Republican
Props to Bruce Carroll:
I felt it best to resign from GOProud in advance of the CPAC conference this week so that my position in GOProud would not be a distraction from my serious deliberations regarding my potential future plans in South Carolina public service.
I wish only the best to my colleagues and fellow supporters of GOProud moving forward and I’ll always do what I can to be helpful from the crowd.
Over the next few weeks, I will be studying the resources, time and effort it would take to do my part in holding Lindsey Graham accountable for his voting record and his attitude toward the voters in South Carolina.
Feel free to disagree with me on the point, but I’m not holding anything against Carroll, sexual or otherwise. Hopefully we’ve the liberty to support great candidates without that translating into 100% endorsement of all that candidate’s personal choices, fashion or otherwise.
Some might disagree with Smitty. I will not be counted among them. I could not care less about Carroll’s love life. I care about his Conservative creds, period.
I have an interesting thought. Will Karl Rove support this “more diverse candidate” over the establishment guy, Lindsey Graham?
Smitty suggest Janet Napolitano might run if………
So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016?
It is hard to imagine the presidential field without a woman contender, and here’s one to keep your eye on: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano is quietly making it known that she is considering the race, and there is reason to take her seriously.
Yeah, I can see the GOP, Tea Partiers, and basically anybody else with a functioning brain being more than a little motivated to work against Big Sis if she’s on the ticket.
Now, if she brings on Bill Maher as VP, would the double negative somehow work?
Napolitano/Maher 2016? Or maybe I should say Dumber than a Tree Stump/Ultimate Douche Nozzle 2o16? And the campaign slogan would have to be If you See Something Say Something
In fact I will go this far, Colin Powell has already left the GOP. he might not have officially said it, but he is a Liberal. He has all the talking points down, all the snide remarks about how secretly racist the GOP is. In fact if he is not a Democrat, he should get an Oscar for acting like one. Smitty seems to agree with me, more or less Frankly, Powell can leave and take Chris Chrsitie with him, I am sure Charlie Crist will welcome them with open arms, and lots of fake tan spray!
Smitty poses this today but that has to be a trick question though right?
The former Republican Congressman sneered at the National Rifle Association, suggesting that the gun group is promoting the “big lie” that government will come after most guns.
Scarborough insisted the “the big lie has worked for years.” He added, “…If they take away your military-style assault weapons, take away the AR-15, they’re going to take your hunting rifle, they’re gonna take your handgun, which of course is a big lie.”
It’s like this, you schmuck: while the destruction of liberty continues ‘at a medium pace’, no rational observers doubt that this is what is going on. Scarborough, your Neville Chamberlain-esque reassurances excite no one, with the possible exception of Chris Matthews.
Scarborough is a fraud, he sounds different far different from the mid 1990’s when he serve in the House. Now, he is simply a “Republican” in permanent token status at MSNBS. He is gutless.
Hmmm, tough one, there is his incredible ability to turn out bad columns on a regular basis. His willingness to bend over backwards to be the Republican the Left likes A.K.A. the Useful Idiot. Then there is his habit of bashing Conservatives that actually stand for something while Brooks stands for nothing. Smitty has a post up mocking Brooks, and there is one sentence from Brooks latest NY Times snoozer that struck a nerve.
Two things are constant, and there are three things rivaling the sunrise for invariance: death, taxes, and the codpiece-like dumbness of David Brooks:
Over the past month, the Republican Party has changed far more than I expected. First, the people at the ideological extremes of the party have begun to self-ghettoize. The Tea Party movement attracted many people who are drawn to black and white certainties and lock-step unity. People like that have a tendency to migrate from mainstream politics, which is inevitably messy and impure, to ever more marginal oases of purity.
Jim DeMint, for example, is leaving the Senate to go lead the Heritage Foundation. He is leaving the center of the action, where immigration, tax and other reforms will be crafted, for a political advocacy organization known more for ideological purity and fund-raising prowess than for creativity, curiosity or intellectual innovation.
Note that last highlighted portion. Especially the criticism of the Heritage Foundation. Brooks is mocking a group that actually HAS an ideological compass? Brooks, who has no ideological balls whatsoever? What we have is a little man with a little brain, a man who has done nothing of real note, a man who stands for whatever he thinks will ingratiate him to Liberals. And this man is mocking men and women who actually believe in fighting for their principles (which Brooks dismisses as ideological purity)? Damn that makes me angry! What bugs me most here is that it was ideological purity that gave birth to this nation. Our Founders were not like Brooks, they knew right from wrong, they knew what they stood for, and they risked their very lives to give birth to this nation. Of course, David Brooks would never take a stand, lest he not get invited to Beltway cocktail parties. Call me an ideological purist, but I resent men of honor being dismissed by walk-behinders like Brooks!
And yes, Smitty notes that we can expect more amateur hour from our Incompetent-in-Chief
There really isn’t any need to let Benghazi fall off the radar. Sure, a huge component of the Fiscal Cliff fracas is to control the narrative, and turn John Boehner into Emmanuel Goldstein, spray tan edition.
Obama is at least in character. All politics, all the time. Hence the murky lead-in to Benghazi, the snatching of defeat from the jaws of victory when under stress, and the subsequent creep show as President Take-no-responsibility seeks anything else under the sun to discuss.
But wasn’t Simpson-Bowles conceptually similar to proper security in Benghazi? Don’t leaders plan their way out of crises, rather than foment them?
In short, we know what is coming, and frankly, we are just hoping enough of America is left to save
If you are a Republican, RINOitis can cripple you ability to stand on principle, and lead to a bad case of Bipartisnship Disorder. Smitty, at The Other McCain is offering help diagnosing these maladies
Already we are told to blame the Tea Party movement for not taking back the Senate, even though more “moderate” Republicans lost their races than Tea Party supporters.
Two words in response to this tripe from the Establishment, the second of which is ‘You!’.
Here in Virginia, we had to watch George Allen, who is a Nice Guy, get his T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII schtick applied to him in the suppository fashion. Why was I subjected to televised debates of a brace of ex-Governors, one animated, the other not? Because Virginia’s open primaries permitted the Democrats to pick their poison, and that was the one they’d tossed under the bus in 2006.
Props to Tim Kaine; for a statist throne sniffer, he’s an excellent salesman. Door knocking for the GOP ticket, I encountered people happy enough to vote for Mitt, but planning to throw George under the bus. Perhaps Jaime Radtke would not have beaten Kaine in November, but she’d have been more than a 6’2″ wad of cotton candy in a suit, I reckon.
Working together, and taking Smitty’s advice, we CAN beat RINOitis in our time!
Smitty nails it!
We explore realms of the obvious:
In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president’s daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.
Citing officials directly familiar with the information, Solomon writes in the Washington Guardian that Obama and other administration officials were told that “that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region.”
. . .
How could the president and his senior staff then have allowed (or rather, sent) Rice to go out to tell an entirely different tale to the American people on Sept. 16 on five TV shows?
One explanation might be that the President figures we “can’t handle the truth”. And by “can’t handle” I mean “do not deserve” or “lack the power to hold him to anything like doing the job of President”.
Chris Cassone has recorded the Benghazi anthem. Spread it virally. May the deaths of Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty, arguably the most blatant combat snuffing since Uriah the Hittite, be a millstone about Obama’s neck.
We all knew he knew,how could the president not have been made aware of the facts? But, this is another chunk of evidence proving to all of us that he did know. But, what of it? The media helped hide this until after the election, so, we are stuck!
Good grief, does he not get the irony of that statement? Does he not see that many Americans will at the very least, raise an eyebrow over this? Smitty has more
Words are meaningless to this man. Empathy? Not a chance. It is amazing to watch this transformation. From Hope and Change to this, and obviously empty suit uttering empty rhetoric, and rather than bringing us together, dividing us as never before. The Obama Train looks to be derailing, and, as RS McCain notes, the truth is very tough on the Obamabots
This will be seen in retrospect as the day liberals began to realize that Obama was going to lose the election, the day The Great Wall of Denial (erected by Nate Silver and the Democrat Graveyard Whistling Choir) proved itself too weak to withstand an encounter with reality.
Yesterday, Jim Messina called the Romney super-PAC’s ad buy in Pennsylvania “desperate.”
Today? Yeah, Obama’s buying ads in Pennsylvania.
Does this mean Romney is going to win Pennsylvania? No, but it does mean that it’s close enough that Team Obama couldn’t afford to let Romney air ads unopposed in Pennsylvania. And this news, coming just four days after it was reported that Team Obama is buying ads in Minnesota, is the best indication that Democrat insiders know that the president’s re-election is seriously endangered.
Liberals may be stupid, but they’re not so stupid they can’t understand what John Nolte’s headline means:
GALLUP: Romney Up 52-45% Among Early Voters
Dude. If Romney’s leading by SEVEN FREAKING POINTS in the early vote — and also leading by six points among voters who tell Gallup they plan to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6 — there is no way that Nate Silver can continue gazing at his Magic Forecasting Model™ and seeing a 72.9% chance of Obama being re-elected. He may continue telling that to his readers, but Nate cannot actually believe that.
RS McCain sums up the left in this post Acting like the assholes they are
Tonight my co-blogger Smitty is going to see the new Andrew Marcus documentary Hating Breitbart for the first time. I’ve seen it twice — at the world premiere at the Republican convention in Tampa and at the D.C. preview showing Oct. 8.
Last night at the first commercial showing of the film in D.C., a fanatical Breitbart-hater named Ryan Clayton was reportedly ejected from the theater for disruptive behavior.
The bozo actually appears in the film. He’s a familiar type on the Left, the posturing “activist” who plays hero by Standing Up to Right-Wing Evil: “Admire my courageous truth-telling!”
Such people don’t realize what tedious stereotypes they are. If Ryan Clayton had a line of trademark fragrances, it would be called “Sanctimony.”
Breitbart told the truth about the Left, and they hate noting like they hate the truth
Yes, most of the voters are focused on the economy, jobs, and energy prices, but, we do need to remember that the president IS the Commander-in-Chief. So, I thought it might be interesting to see which candidate has more endorsements from our military leaders. Well, as luck would have it, Smitty did some digging and finds that Obama does have some military endorsements, six to be exact. As for Romney, well, let’s just say he has a number a tad, or a few hundred tads higher, 359 to be exact! I suppose Romney’s pledge to increase military funds is getting a better reaction than Obama’s draconian cuts, you know, the ones his own Secretary of Defense said would weaken our military. What a RAAAAACIST that Panetta must be.
This is a pretty simple fact, if Congress passes a law mandating that companies with more than 50 full-time employees provide health coverage for those workers, then those companies, rather than absorbing those massive costs, will simply cut employees hours. What idiot could not see that coming? Well, the idiots that passed Obamacare could not, Smitty explains
Bluegrass Pundit links the WaPo discussing the unintended consequences of ObamaCare:
Darden Restaurants Inc. declined to give details but said the test is only in four markets across the country. The move entails boosting the number of workers on part-time status, meaning they work less than 30 hours a week.
Under the new health care law, companies with 50 or more workers could be hit with fines if they do not provide basic coverage for full-time workers and their dependents
The market will always respond to any attempt by government to add more costs. Anyone with a basic grasp of economics knows this. And those workers, which in restaurants are going to include servers, and bartenders will be hit especially hard. Those workers toil for tips, not the two or three bucks they get an hour, so hours lost are tips lost. Again, Democrats show they do not give a rat’s you know what about working Americans.
Frankly, I would not trust Krugman to brush his teeth without adult supervision frankly. He is, truly, one of the stupidest human beings on this, or any other planet. Smitty, does not rate Krugman very high on the intellect scale either. And Smitty ponders the train wreck that would result from Krugman being named Fed Chair
Admittedly, newspapers are headed down the extinction trail on our current national course, along with liberty. So in that sense, why not hand over the Federal Reserve to a boob like Kruge?”
Love this quote from Krugman
[Quantitative Easing] is very uncertain in its effect, but the [Federal Reserve] should be doing more of that.”
So, we do not know what its effects will be, but do more of it anyway? Good Freaking Grief how does this guy get on TV?
Video at the link. Tell me Krugman does not remind you of that drunk guy bugging you at happy hour? You know, the guy that just will not shut up? The guy who jabbers on incoherently about his job, politics, and so on. Yep, that is Krugman.
Smitty posted a video of CNN anchor Kyra Phillips, who I have a massive crush on despite her Liberal bias. trying to create a massive backlash over Chick-Fil-A’s position against gay marriage.
As I watched the video, I had three thoughts. First thought Kyra Phillips is a sexy woman. Second thought- What in the Hell is up with her guests hair? She looks like a character from a Tim Burton movie. And my third thought was this. No, Kyra, there is no firestorm over this. No one cares frankly. Chick-Fil-A has very good food, very good service, and people will eat there no matter what the company thinks about Gay marriage. The fact is, most people have no clue what Chick-Fil-A’s position is, and those that do, just want a chicken sandwich, extra pickles and a side of mayo please!
Smitty nails Senator Weasel Dick
The Senate Majority Leader is an important position; too bad that position’s occupant is a complete and utter cretin. 29 April he passed three years without doing his basic job. While one typically avoids sexual humor for reasons of good taste, Harry earns a qualified exception:
1. Harry Reid
A sexual position where you climb on top and then do absolutely nothing. Named for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Under his lack of leadership, the Senate failed to pass a budget in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. He also blocked votes on numerous jobs bills passed by the House of Representatives.
Admittedly, like Harry, this joke is anticlimactic on a variety of levels.
Frankly, Reid is nothing more than a boil on the ass of America. When people ponder what is wring with America, look no further than hacks like Reid, who has spent his entire political life trying to destroy as many of the founding principles that made this nation great.