Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday Morning Rant 80

In a change in their line of attack, the environmental left has their undies in a bundle over America’s use of toilet paper. Criticizing the waste involved in the use of disposable tissue to accomplish fundamental clean up, they assert that we are needlessly destroying “virgin” (that, of course, is not true so therefore, it is a lie) forests to accomplish our necessary tidying up. It is not surprising that they don’t have a clue what a “virgin” forest is. Most people who have traveled beyond the county line have encountered managed forests somewhere in their travels. They exist largely in Canada, the US south, and the Pacific Northwest. Manufacturers of tissue require fresh (virgin, not old growth) wood to take advantage of the cellular structure which lends itself to maximum expansion and therefore softness. These are the trees which are planted in rows like most agricultural crops for the convenience of cultivation and maintenance during the growing cycle. They do not harvest the magnificent sequoias off precipitous mountain sides in the west to make Northern Tissue.

Having traveled and lived on foreign soil, I rejoice that my fellow citizens are as scrupulously hygienic as they are. From the perspective of air quality and environmental purity, it is a singular advantage for our countrymen. The Europe I lived in for over two years was, in general, very casual in their approach to personal cleanliness. Toilet paper was scarce, raspy, and very much like old newspapers. Deodorants were unknown. Even hand soap was like cleaning up with a rock. I would personally rather park my SUV and have the aforementioned available if I really thought the planet was in that much peril.

Obviously, the environazis have seen the future and it’s—Bangladesh! This is simply a matter of the hysterics attempting to exercise yet one more control over our lives. Leave me and my neighbors alone—please!

A Surprise Boost in Sales

Here’s a little ray of sunshine in our gloomy economic picture. Apparently most gun dealers are reporting sky rocketing sales in both firearms and ammunition. Manufacturers are having extreme difficulty keeping up with replacement orders on both categories. In addition, sales of Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged, are enjoying an immense increase in sales and may require a reprinting. Gee, what do you suppose is causing that?

Things To Look Forward To

I found this on this web site (Warning: Most of the ads on this site are pornographic in nature and extremely offensive.) and it scared me to death. I showed it to my spouse and her immediate response was, “Oh that has to be either Iowahawk or the Onion.” Neither of these satire sites has the poor taste to suggest anything quite so vile. Here follows the exact quote from the site:

“For the youth today it is hard to understand parents who don't support Obama. This is common for many of the young people of this generation, just as the youth back during the civil rights era had parents who just didn't understand the racism like they saw it. Many of you are struggling with the fact that your parents just don't get it. They don't feel the same about Obama the way that you do. They still cling to their old ways of guns and bibles and greedy capitalism. You know better. You know that Obama, and the Democratic majority, can run things better than those greedy corporations. You know that the best way to run an industry is to nationalize that industry.That is why this thread has been created. For you, the future of our nation, to let us know who your parents are (sic). Tell us the names of those who do not support Obama the way that you do. Let us know if your parents own guns, or wish ill will toward the government. Let us know before it is too late for you and too late for your country. It is the patriotic thing to do. Let the government take care of this problem for you. List your parents name here.
__________________Things are going to change I can feel it..”

If that doesn’t send cold chills up your spine, you are too naïve for any good purpose. This is the beginning of a not too subtle knockoff of the Hitler Youth movement. The concentration camps of 1930’s Europe and especially Germany were occupied by many relatives who did not hew to the party line. It was real then and it will be real today if we allow it to happen.

For those who maintain, “It can’t happen here” need to check this website and take a big dose of reality. Following this entry on the site are voluntary contributions of names of parents who hold the symbols of a constitutional republic dear. This opens the door to retribution for petty childish grievances to be settled by the state through investigation and eventual incarceration and “reeducation.” The objective of the writer was unambiguous. It was clearly designed and stated that the bible, guns and financial success were the enemy. This swings to the door wide to bring oppression through mistrust into every family circle. This should concern all of us—NOW! You cannot mount an effective protest behind barbed wire..

And finally

A note of sadness filled the hearts of the congregation this morning as we attended the communion service. One of our number, a dear sister had departed in the preceding week to join the Lord. Even though weak and frail she was a tower of strength in her belief and work for the Almighty. Our mutual prayer is for God to extend the full extent of his mercy and welcome her with open arms; as I am certain He will. We shall all miss her terribly.

The combination of the overnight snow (about 2”) and freshly filled feeders left an interesting record of the bird traffic on the deck. There were tracks everywhere. I doubt there was 5 square inches anywhere which they didn’t mark with their distinctive foot prints. The breed mix continues with neither addition nor subtraction. I read somewhere that we should supplement their intake with a supply of water. What next? Perhaps a “comfy” chair and a reading lamp would be nice. Although I only have about a dozen and a half who frequent the “bird landing” here, they can be a worry; what must be the power of God, that he can keep an “eye on each sparrow?”

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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