Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Morning Rant 57

For a “homey” little article from a home-schooling, knitting, mother of several who is currently suffering from “nosey neighbor syndrome.” Click on it; she’s an excellent writer.

Now that you're back, does this all sound familiar? Do you get the feeling that everywhere you look these days it seems that yet another individual wants to run your life and that of your family? Since I have become a gnarly old curmudgeon I no longer feel obligated to accept gratuitous advice on matters which are none of any casual observer’s business. I do feel a tinge of sympathy for this woman though. She has plenty on her mind with the kids, home schooling, and—I gather from the article—cramped quarters, and has shown remarkable restraint in handling the issue.

It’s possible I misremember but I don’t recall calling the cops every time a kid was “acting up.” Tree climbing is probably one of the hallmarks of childhood. Seeking the higher authority has become the norm in some households. Threats of police, lawyers, home-owners associations, over trivial matters are the default positions for those who would rule the world starting at your house. Most kids who suffer a broken bone while doing dangerous things enjoy a learning experience and generally improve their skills. Those who put little guys in a safety cocoon are simply denying them the opportunity to learn about life and its dangers. Lady, mind your own business!

Some cops just don’t get it

As promised, I continue to keep you up to date on the ridiculous extremes the public suffers at the hands of those in law enforcement who insist on executing “no knock” raids on private citizens. It is not surprising that an officer was slain in one of these raids.

In the link, Randy Balko explains the events leading up to the arrest of the homeowner. Apparently when he saw visual evidence of illegal entry he responded with lethal force and killed an officer. He was then charged with murder and has been fighting that charge ever since.

The home defense of one’s family and property should be an entitlement of every citizen. If these people are going to continue down this reckless and illegal path to enforce laws without proper preparation and investigation, this will continue to be the outcome.

Clueless Elites

Bill Whittle is one of those guys who always makes sense. They are rare! I have shared his observations with you before and hope you look forward to reading him as much I do.

In this particular piece Bill chooses to show the elites of our society for the popinjays they actually are. Out of touch with those who truly make America great with sweat, hard work, faith, and an unending love of their country, the elites cannot stand the thought that they are rapidly becoming a laughing stock and a constant object of derision. The prime example among the current pretenders is the attitude demonstrated by Obama at a high tone meeting recently in San Francisco with a collection of like minded snobs. He made the assertion that average Americans (in this case Pennsylvanians) “find refuge in their guns and their God.”

Although it was intended as a disparaging comment; it was right on the money. Personally, I plead guilty as charged. I freely admit that my firearms are indeed a comfort in troubled times although not nearly the refuge I find in the arms of my Savior. Keep it up and watch your poll numbers decline.

Not exactly

Terry Anderson, an African-American talk show host in Los Angeles, provides a lengthy list of claims by Barack Obama. Like much of the dissembling and outright lies which that campaign distributes, there is a grain of truth in each one of these “not exactlys.” It is my intention to post at least one of these a day until November 4th. Some will sound familiar; others will be news to you. They are not earth shattering when taken individually but in the aggregate they are damning.

We shall lead off with one of the most interesting.

“My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and ‘Barka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama. Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya, his father’s family was mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87..5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s Arab, not African Negro)’ For more information go to this link

There you have the teaser. You will see at least one equivalent fact published each and every day until the election. This is not horseshoes or hand grenades; close does not count. The truth is the truth and not subject to debate. Hey, it’s a rant and this is something I am quite insistent upon,

Have a great week and share the joy of the Lord with others.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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