Election Season is Awash with Crazy Candidates

Hat Tip: Jean Stoner

Well, this one takes the proverbial political cake. Whacko is perhaps too kind a word… I don’t think the poor interviewer even knew what to say, or more to the point, how to exit stage left. Allahpundit at Hot Air puts it best:

Some of you will think this is a prank, but if it is, it’s been going on an awfully long time. Exit quotation: “You say Satan a lot, don’t you? You like that term, don’t you?”

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


Fund Drive… 08/25/10

We’ve never had one before, but here goes day two…

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Men are that they might have joy

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

My file system leaves considerable room for improvement. I was looking for an article I’d written which referenced the movie Awakenings; it has eluded my cursory search and will have to wait for another day. The movie, based on a true story, let’s the viewer glimpse the quality of life, or lack thereof, in a mental institution; more specifically, those who lived inside a body unable to move about on their own or show expression. These unfortunate individuals were, as one doctor exclaimed, as if they were encased in stone, incapable of thought or feeling. He was mistaken.

In one scene Dr. Sayer, having had some success freeing one patient from his temple of stone, attempted to convince a reluctant hospital staff to allocate a considerable amount of money in order to put more patients on an expensive experimental drug, hoping to restore their quality of life, or as much as possible. One by one, nurses and orderlies supported the project and signed their payroll checks over to the hospital, stopping to drop those checks into the hands of the administrator. The chance to improve the quality of life for a few of our Heavenly Father’s children was portrayed quite well. Giving more than was expected or required was an expression of gratitude for what most of us take for granted.

Last week, I read an article titled Apologia, by Rhod, at a friends site called It Don’t Make Sense. There was a tone set among the paragraphs which bothered me enough to mention it, a lack of enthusiasm for something which should bring great joy, but instead made faith and religion sound like something settled for rather than eagerly sought. The single most important aspect of mortality is our relationship with our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ, but what I was hearing was more like a yearly employee evaluation report than testimonies of the Gospel.

I like to find short passages in the scriptures which I refer to as “Gospel in a Nutshell,” sufficient on their own should a person find only that one portion of scripture would have enough of the Gospel message to explain the purpose of mortality as relates to the Great Plan of Salvation, Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. One such set of verses is found in 2 Nephi 2:4-10.

That my friends is a message worth printing, but a little further down in verse 25 is something just as important:

“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.”

Read the whole chapter, but why stop there. Read the entire book. Folks shouldn’t have to “settle” for a religion or denomination which doesn’t fulfill their understanding of the Gospel. Important instructions intended to help us through mortality should add excitement to our testimonies and efforts to obtain all that our Father has for us should be done with enthusiasm and joy. I’ll close with one of my favorite scriptures, Moses 1:39:

“For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”


Financial News Update – 08/25/10


Alan Simpson: Social Security Is ‘A Milk Cow With 310 Million Tits’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Why The WSJ’s Latest Report On The Fed Is Freaking Out Investors This Morning

Stiglitz: Europe’s Governments Are Stupidly Creating A Double-Dip Recession

Bill Gross: We Need Total Nationalization Of Housing, And I’m Not Just Talking My Book

It’s Clear: The Failure Of European Austerity Is Going To Be A Huge Story This Fall

The Best Line On Fannie And Freddie You’ll Read All Day

Massive Commercial Real Estate Loans Now Blowing Up In Ireland

UBS: Here’s Why The Euro Is Doomed

Peter Schiff: Bonds Are The Mother Of All Bubbles And Losses Will Dwarf The Stock And Property Bubbles Combined

Dollar Plunges As Everyone Now Figures Return Of Quantitative Easing Is A Done Deal


Stephen Roach: A Double-Dip Is Coming, We Just Don’t Know What Will Cause It

Hugh Hendry: World Food Crisis Coming If Asia Doesn’t Slow Down

Is It an Elite Depression?

Ebay, Adobe, EA Games Leaving California For Utah Over Confiscatory Tax Rate (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Obama Stimulus to Cost $27 Billion More Than Original Pricetag

Rosenberg: This Is a Depression, Not a Recession

America Won the Cold War But Now Is Turning Into the USSR, Gerald Celente Says (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Real Story Behind Existing Home Sales: It Was The Lowest Since 1996, And Inventory Is Now Sky-High

Depression-Era Manufacturers’ Association Slashes U.S. Growth Forecasts — And 350,000 Jobs Disappear

David Rosenberg: Prepare For Another 4-5 Million Job Cuts

The trillion dollar bailout you didn’t hear about – Commercial real estate values plummet again yet banks hide losses. A $3.5 trillion financial disaster in the making. We are now proud owners of an AMC theater and Chick-fil-A. (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Diving home sales stoke new worries about economic recovery

Los Angeles Public School Named After Robert Kennedy Costs $578 Million

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Energy Audit

A Real Debate on Spending

Opinion: USA a failed state? It may be closer than you think (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

U.S. Economy: Recession Risk Rises on Home Sales, Durables Data

Morgan Stanley Says Government Defaults Inevitable

SEC Approves Rule That May Make It Easier to Remove Directors

Obama’s Beltway Chainsaw Massacre

Big Labor’s massive new $88 million war chest + Marxist get-out-the-vote alliance

Bombshell… Colorada Dem Michael Bennet Admits: “We Have a $13 Trillion Debt & Nothing to Show For It”

“500%” of US Black Farmers Sign Up For Obama’s USDA Reparations (Video)

New Home Sales Sink To Record Low

UPDATE: Cutbacks force police to curtail calls for some crimes

More than 3M seniors may have to switch drug plans


Letter Re: Even Tony Robbins is Warning that an Economic Collapse is Coming

Rethinking Gold: What if It Isn’t a Commodity After All?

Unofficial Problem Bank List increases to 817 institutions.

15 Signs the U.S. Housing Market is Headed for Complete and Total Collapse.

Jobless Rate Drops in 18 States, Rises in 14

Gasoline Prices Should Fall After Labor Day

Stocks Slide as Investors Continue Sell-off

Fidelity: 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals, Loans Up

Investors Defensive With Data in Focus

Return of the Great Bond Conspiracy

World Stocks Slide on Economic Worries

This Economy is Ripping the Dignity of Millions of Americans to Shreds

Inflation Watch

Free Land: Build Your Homestead Without the Debt.


Probe Into Shorebank Reveals Obama Financing Terrorist with Bailout

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques/Jean Stoner

Shore Bank Fails; Chicago Bank With Administration Ties Goes Under

FDIC Seizes ShoreBank; Installs Management in New Bank

Regulators shut big Chicago-based bank [“a big community bank… known for its social activism”]

Failure Of Obama’s Pet ShoreBank Costs Taxpayers $368 Million, Which Immediately Goes To Goldman Sachs Among Others

ShoreBank to be revitalized as Urban Partnership Bank


Weekly Featured Profile – 08/25/10

By: Trevor Loudon

Mary Jo Kilroy is an attorney and Socialist-affiliated Democratic U.S. Representative for the 15th district of Ohio. She is married to labor union lawyer Robert Handelman. In 1998 Mary Jo Kilroy, was chairman of the Columbus Ohio branch of the openly Socialist and Communist-affiliated National Lawyers Guild – her husband is still a member of the guild.

In the 1990s, Mary Jo Kilroy was a journalist and editor of the Columbus Ohio based radical journal, The Free Press – a Democratic Socialists of America-linked publication for which Kilroy later became co-publisher alongside DSAer, Robert Fitrakis. In 1991, Kilroy was a member of the DSA. An article in a 1992 Democratic Left article indicated that Kilroy had attended a high-level DSA meeting which involved discussions on electoral organizing, strategies and tactics. In 1997 she spoke alongside Cornel West, Barbara Ehrenreich and Christine Riddiough at “Arguing with the Right,” the innagural National conference of DSA think-tank, Center for Democratic Values.

In 2003, then County Commissioner Kilroy participated in union activism with Jobs with Justice, the Central Labor Council, the Catholic Diocese and a number of labor organizations. The DSA supported Kilroy in her unsuccessful campaign for Congress in 2006. In 2008, together with Council for a Livable World, they supported Kilroy in her successful campaign to become Representative for Ohio.

Kilroy is a pro-abortion advocate who is endorsed by EMILY’s List and received $5,000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008. In 2010 she joined with Congressional Progressive Caucus members Bob Filner and Donald Payne in a JStreet-sponsored congressional “mission” to Israel, Jordan and Palestine.

While she is clearly an ardent and active Socialist, Kilroy attempts to maintain a moderate image. As Robert Fitrakis has said of her, “[She] was too cautious for my liking.” (more…)