Monday, December 7, 2009
Monday Morning Rant 122
The fiery sermon (he preached about hell) by Lee Parsons was actually a reminder that God is everywhere bringing light and Satan is lurking in the darkness to distract us. As mortal men, we face the dark threat armed with only with our faith and the promise of salvation. Immediately after we went to the dining room and enjoyed the annual Christmas dinner.
I am constantly amazed by the quality and abundance which presents itself on these occasions. Although Fellowship Baptist is outstanding in their food offering, experience tells me that they are rivaled by every congregation which I have ever attended and that would be a bunch of them over decades. It is a Christian characteristic shared by churches with a huge variety of names over the doors. May God’s blessing shine upon those who contribute to these occasions.
A False Prophet
Dana Milbank wrote an extremely interesting piece in the Washington Post which was unexpected and true. It was largely concerned with the reaction of Obama’s “true believers” who naively thought that every syllable offered on the campaign trail was to be etched in stone once he reached the white house. If you were not totally hypnotized by the delivery and carefully parsed phrases you found a man hedging his bets and qualifying every concept offered.
His speeches were peppered with escape clauses and equivocation with the full knowledge that implementation of many of his ideas could never come to pass. People being what they are, interpreted suggestions as surety and listened carefully to that which they wanted to hear. The thrust of any politicians speech is rank with those particulars which they hope will find a willing ear and convince the prospective voters. As a nation of individuals, we are not all going to hear the same thing as our neighbor. When a concept resonates with our personal agenda, the deal is closed.
In the face of plummeting poll numbers, Milbank contributed the following: “It was bound to happen eventually. Obama had become to his youthful supporters a vessel for all of their liberal hopes. They saw him as a transformational figure who would end war, save the Earth from global warming, restore the economy -- and still be home for dinner. They lashed out at anybody who dared to suggest that Obama was just another politician, subject to calculation, expediency and vanity like all the rest.”
I strongly suggest you read the rest of this article and see for yourself the huge gap which exists between Obama, the candidate and Obama, the chief executive of this great country. The biggest surprise is that in ran in the Washington Post.
None of this News is Fit to Print
The roll of the disgraced in the leakage of climate change documents which encourage falsification and padding of psuedo-scientific data is ever enlarging. Attendant to that disgrace is the distance which the mainstream media has maintained from reporting the story.
It has been 15 days since the news at East Anglia was disclosed and there has been a deafening silence on the subject from the prominent “main stream” sources. Thanks to the internet and Fox News, we are getting a fairly coherent sense of the magnitude of the scam. And, it is a scam.
As has been previously reported in this space, one of the advantages of ageing is much that is reported as history is actually part of our assembled memories. Events, and attitudes toward them, are not part of a history lesson but rather cataloged as recollections from that period of our lives.
For those who enjoyed the seventies as adults, the memories of a projected “little ice age” are as fresh in our minds as if it were yesterday. The thought of large areas of North America becoming too cold to support agriculture were very scary. Historians advertised the suffering brought about by the Dark Ages. Climatologists wheeled out charts and graphs and furthered the fear mongering. Authors wrote endless books to support the theory. It was a perfect storm of terror prediction which never came to pass.
This was followed a few decades later by the exact opposite prediction of receding oceans, melting ice caps, surging temperatures world wide, and the destruction of life as we knew it. While the prospect of global cooling had faded in our minds the new threats then occupied our terror filled thoughts. Suddenly, the data did not match the desired prediction. The warming became cooling again and required a re-crunching of the bogus numbers.
Are you confused yet?
This would be hilarious if it were not such a serious matter. Trillions of dollars of foolish expenditure are at stake to effect the changes suggested to lessen/increase the temperatures involved in the threat de jour. The crooked scientists in search of yet another federal grant and research paper have taken us all for fools. Not the least of which is the media who are in denial that the climate gods could be cheating. Years ago if you were caught cheating in college you were thrown out. Now, you get a raise, a stipend, and a Nobel Prize if you are on the correct political course.
If you want to keep up on the latest reality show, Tiger’s indiscretions, or a celebrity baby, ABC, CBS, NBC and the rest will keep you advised. If you need the straight scoop on the AGW cheats you are a denier and you had better be an internet freak if you want to learn the details. What a world we live in.
We certainly did have “climate change” here in the Ozarks this week. At the last minute before the freeze I checked the constant light in the well house and found the bulb burned out. Thank God I found it in time. We’ve had the pipes freeze before and it is no fun. A 100 watt bulb is all it takes to keep the chill off the tiny well insulated house but it has to be running all the time.
The local wildlife, except the birds, has all but disappeared into their winter cover much to the consternation of our dogs. They have gradually become less excited about a trip outside. Otherwise, we’re warm and dry and life is good.
In His abiding love,
Posted by One of the Moons at 7:29 AM