Saturday, June 18, 2016

Life In 2016: Lies, Distortions And Hypocrisy

....all coming from delusional liberalism.

On the one hand the constant barrage of lies, distortions and hypocrisy that we see on a daily basis is maddening and frustrating. However, on the other hand, one cannot help but believe that this is symbolic of our race towards the final days of the last days. If it's bad now, just imagine what it will be like during the Tribulation - when those who propagate these lies will have their utopia. Despite all evidence to the contrary, we are still told of the wonders of socialism.

Will people ever wake up to this? No. We know what is coming from the prophetic scriptures...This is only going to get worse, as the remaining world's population embraces the figure known as the antichrist. 

Meanwhile we can view the socialist utopia in real time:

Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up.

But her 7 a.m. art class was canceled when the instructor called in sick. History class was suspended. There was no gym class because the coach had been shot dead weeks earlier. And in the afternoon, her Spanish teacher collected homework and then sent the students home to meet a gang-imposed curfew.

In reality, Venezuelan children have missed an average of 40 percent of class time, a parent group estimates, as a third of teachers skip work on any given day to wait in food lines. At Maria's school, so many students have fainted from hunger that administrators told parents to keep their children home if they have no food. And while the school locks its gate each morning, armed robbers, often teens themselves, still manage to break in and stick up kids between classes.

A fall in the price of oil combined with years of economic mismanagement has brought the country to its knees, along with many of its 7 million public school students. The annual dropout rate has doubled, more than a quarter of teenagers are not enrolled, and classrooms are understaffed as professionals flee the country.

Maria's school sits between a slum and what was once a middle-class neighborhood in the capital, Caracas. There is even less food, water and electricity outside Caracas, where schools shut down for weeks at a time.

Maria has seen robberies, lootings and lynch mobs on her way to school. One day, she held her breath on the bus as a man jabbed a gun into the neck of the woman next to her and stole a wedding ring. Another time, she broke into a run toward the school as vigilantes pressed in on an accused thief lying bloodied on the ground.

"I'm scared every day. Your heart leaps into your throat and you're like, 'Jeez, I thought a school was supposed to be safe,'" she said.

Maria's school looks less like a place of education than a downtown bus terminal; grimy, smelling of urine, and full of people waiting for something that may not come.


Earlier this week I left for work on a cool crisp sunny morning at 6:30 am. Traffic seemed lighter than usual. Even the Schuylkill Expressway was moving smoothly. I just knew it was going to be one of those rare 45 minute uneventful commutes. Boy was I mistaken. Half way down the Schuylkill traffic came to a grinding halt. I flipped on the traffic report and found out there was a bad bus accident near Girard Avenue blocking two lanes. My delightful commute had turned into a house of horrors. We inched along at 5 mph for the next five miles.
My Plan B was in effect. I’d get off at Belmont Avenue and take that to Girard Avenue (Route 30) and then down to 34th Street where I usually end up in the morning. Of course, hundreds of other drivers chose the same Plan B. The ramp to get off the Schuylkill and onto Belmont was jammed. I eventually got onto Belmont and proceeded past City Line Avenue and into the jungles of West Philly. My day got even better when there was an accident on Belmont in the right lane that delayed my commute further. But I eventually made it to the intersection of Belmont and Girard, making my left turn into Squalor.

The picture below is representative of 75% of the houses along this stretch of squalor. The occupied houses are crumbling hovels, with collapsing porch stoops, broken windows, leaking roofs, and a generally dilapidated state of repair. The sidewalks and streets are in a similar state of disrepair, as the City of Philadelphia doesn’t give a crap about this part of Philly either. The corrupt Democrat politicians spend their dwindling cash horde on union pensions and keeping the white people in Center City and Society Hill safe from the dregs in West Philly. The funniest part is this section of West Philly has been declared an Obama Keystone Zone. I guess I’m missing the revitalized part.

As I observed the decaying landscape, I wondered why it has come to this. Liberal Democrats have controlled the city for 60 years, with virtually no opposition from Republicans. West Philly precincts voted 99% for Obama in 2008 and 2012. The Great Society welfare programs have been in effect for 50 years. I can guarantee you at least 90% of the people along this stretch of squalor are on welfare, SSDI, Section 8, Medicare, SNAP, and the myriad of other tools for keeping them voting Democrat. Welfare programs were supposed to lift the poor out of poverty. Instead it has enslaved them in squalor by taking away their incentive to improve their lot in life. The result can be seen along Girard Avenue.

Democrat politicians have taxed, regulated, and shaken down businesses for decades, forcing them to leave the city. When businesses leave, jobs leave. Government fills the breach by hiring more union government drones and spreading the dwindling taxes of the producers to the non-producers in the form of entitlements. The white flight began in the 1970s and is complete in major areas of Philly. There are virtually no white people living on Girard Avenue. When I observed a tough looking white dude sitting on the porch of a hovel, I was shocked by his bravery and/or stupidity.

The Democrat politicians who have ruled Philly for decades have certainly created the dynamic of decay in West Philly. But, the black people inhabiting these neighborhoods deserve a portion of the blame too. When you drive down Girard Avenue, you notice a Direct TV dish on the top of every inhabited hovel. The people shuffling along the crumbling sidewalks are wearing high end sneakers and tapping away on their iPhones. There are plenty of $30,000 to $50,000 vehicles parked in front of their $20,000 hovels. So they appear to have enough money for luxuries, but it is too much for them to pick up the garbage littering their streets, fix a broken window, or slap some paint on a window sill. No matter how poor, you are responsible for your home and your neighborhood.

But facts don’t lie. Most of the residents are on welfare. Over 50% of the school students drop out in high school. Over 75% of the children are born out of wedlock (I observed two girls who couldn’t have been over 15 years old walking down the street looking 8 months pregnant). The black males impregnate girls and do not take responsibility for raising their children. Drugs are rampant and represent the major commerce in West Philly. You can anticipate at least one shooting per night in West Philly. Over 70% of the working age population of West Philly are not working. Why work when the government sends you money? The welfare state (aka socialism) always leads to this result.

So what does the corrupt left wing mayor of Philadelphia propose to cure the ills of the poor in West Philly? A sugar tax. This is how dishonest liberal politicians operate. Not only does mayor Kenney look like a long beaked doo doo bird, he has an IQ on the same level. His bait and switch lies to get his sugar tax passed by an all Democrat city council have been outrageous and disingenuous. His propaganda campaign said he was going to save the children from dangerous sugary drinks and use all the tax proceeds to fund pre-K and recreation centers for the kids. It’s always for the kids. Except it was all a lie. The two faced thieving bastard voted against the very same tax as a city councilman when the previous corrupt incompetent mayor proposed a soda tax.

The minds of liberals are not rational or honest. It was sold to the public as a sugar tax with all proceeds going to the children to make them smart. Philly already spends $12,000 per kid per year and they matriculate functionally illiterate morons into society, if they even graduate. Kenney and his minions actually expect you to believe spending another $1,000 per kid will make them smart. The stupid – it burns. Kids without concerned involved parents living in a two parent home don’t stand a chance. The failure of the black community to provide that setting will keep their spawn ignorant and trapped in poverty. But, Democrats love to use them for new taxes.

And now for the best part. At the 11th hour, as Kenney was paying off the various constituents and offering bribes to opponents, he made some slight deviations to his “sugar tax”. He extended the tax to diet beverages which have NO SUGAR in them. He sold the tax to the public as a health issue. Then he obligated over 60% of the tax revenues to the general fund – not to Pre-K or rec centers. The bait and switch was complete. He bought the votes in city council with bribes, going against the will of the citizens. He then earmarked most of the money to paying the gold plated pensions of his government union lackey supporters. The tax passed yesterday.
This is how it rolls in Philly. Corrupt politicians, greedy unions, failing public schools, decaying infrastructure, outrageously high taxes and an ignorant welfare enslaved populace combine to ensure the ultimate bankruptcy of a once fine city. As Kenney and his Democrat brethren continue to suck the citizens dry while feathering their own nests, the $8 billion unfunded pension liability grows ever larger as it swallows up a bigger portion of the budget every year. Maybe they should impose a garbage tax or a dog tax on the people next year based on the amount of trash and dog s**t in front of your hovel. Maybe that would clean up Girard Avenue.

Possibly the largest mass public shooting in US history occurred early on Sunday morning, leaving 50 dead. On Friday, also in Orlando, singer Christina Grimmie was murdered after a concert.
Both of these shootings had something in common: They both occurred in places where private citizens were banned from carrying permitted concealed handguns.
With the exception of Donald Trump, over the last few days politicians have talked about everything but gun-free zones. Hillary Clinton and President Obama have been talking background checks on the private transfers of guns or banning people who are on the “no-fly lists” from buying guns.

But not one of the mass shootings since at least 2000, including Sunday’s, would’ve been stopped by these laws. Nor would renewing the federal “assault weapons” ban solve the problem; even research paid for by Bill Clinton’s administration found no evidence the ban reduced any type of crime.

Just a couple of months ago, a young ISIS sympathizer planned a shooting at one of the largest churches in Detroit. An FBI wire recorded him explaining why he had picked the church as a target: “It’s easy, and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus it would make the news.”
Being able to choose the time and place of the attack gives terrorists a major strategic advantage. Last year, France learned that the hard way. In a city of 2.3 million people, there are simply too many possible targets for the police and military to protect. Parisians could take cellphone videos of terrorists just 12 yards away, but could do nothing but watch the slaughter. In the United States, we have about 628,000 police to protect 320 million Americans.

PoliceOne, a private organization with 450,000 members (380,000 full-time active law enforcement and 70,000 retired), polled its members in 2013 shortly after the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Eighty percent of respondents said allowing legally armed citizens to carry guns in places such as Newtown and Aurora would have reduced the number of casualties. Another 6 percent thought the presence of legally armed civilians would “likely” have prevented the innocent casualties altogether.

Orlando? So what else is new? Why the excitement? I am puzzled that everyone is  distraught over a perfectly ordinary act of terrorism by a perfectly ordinary Muslim terrorist. We have seen these attacks before and will see them again. They grow monotonous, like car crashes. They are as interesting as a commercial break.

Why the surprise? We know Muslims kill Christians. We know they stone adulteresses to death. We know they drive airplanes into buildings. We know they mutilate women. We know they bomb airliners. We know they destroy historic monuments. We know they kill their daughters for losing their virginity. We know they kill homosexuals. We know they make coordinated mass attacks on cities. We know they are incompatible with societies of the First World. We know they have no respect for our laws. We know they hate us.

Knowing all of this, what do we do? Why…of course! What else? We import more of them. Nothing could make more sense. Ten thousand Syrians, coming to your neighborhood. Thank you, Obama. Thank you in advance, Hillary.

More precisely, Hussein Obama imports them. A black President with Islamic roots, barely American, who dislikes white people and recruits immigrants of his two ethnicities as hard as he can. We get utterly unassimilable Somalis in Minnesota, and all the Muslims he can find. Fifty gay men have just paid the price.
It seems that gays have to be killed on the authority of some Fourth Century towel rack. It is because the Religion of Peace says so. If a televangelist in Kansas said that homosexuals had to be killed for Jesus, the entire zoo of talking heads would be on him like lice on a leper and the FBI would gin up fraudulent charges. Watch the media for the outrage that won’t exist as they cover up. You can bet that Hussein Obama will say nothing against his own people.

[This article is a bit older but still highly germane]

I have been searching for moderate Islam since September 11 and just like a lost sock in the dryer, it was in the last place I expected it to be.

There is no moderate Islam in the mosques or in Mecca. You won’t find it in the Koran or the Hadiths. If you want to find moderate Islam, browse the newspaper editorials after a terrorist attack or take a course on Islamic religion taught by a Unitarian Sociologist wearing fake native jewelry. 

You can’t find a moderate Islam in Saudi Arabia or Iran, but you can find it in countless network news specials, articles and books about the two homelands of their respective brands of Islam.

You won’t find the fabled land of moderate Muslims in the east. You won’t even find it in the west. Like all myths it exists in the imagination of those who tell the stories. You won’t find a moderate Islam in the Koran, but you will find it in countless Western books about Islam.

Moderate Islam isn’t what most Muslims believe. It’s what most liberals believe that Muslims believe.  

The new multicultural theology of the West is moderate Islam. Moderate Islam is the perfect religion for a secular age since it isn’t a religion at all. 

Take Islam, turn it inside out and you have moderate Islam. Take a Muslim who hasn’t been inside a mosque in a year, who can name the entire starting lineup of the San Diego Chargers, but can’t name Mohammed’s companions and you have a moderate Muslim. Or more accurately, a secular Muslim.

An early generation of Western leaders sought the affirmation of their national destinies in the divine. This generation of Western leaders seeks the affirmation of their secular liberalism in a moderate Islam. 

Even if they have to make it up.

When American and European leaders insist that Islam has nothing to do with the latest Islamic atrocity, they are not referencing a religion practiced by Muslims, but an imaginary religion that they imagine Muslims must practice because the alternative is the end of everything that they believe in.

Their moderate Islam is light on the details, beyond standing for social justice, fighting Global Warming and supporting gay rights, because it is really multiculturalism wearing a fake beard. When a Western leader claims that the latest batch of Islamic terrorists don’t speak for Islam, he isn’t defending Muslims, he’s defending multiculturalism. He assumes that Muslims believe in multiculturalism because he does.

Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando, Florida nightclub shooter Omar Mateen and self-styled leader of a pro-Taliban Afghan government-in-exile in Florida, is emblematic of the American policy that permits extremist propaganda operatives to be nurtured on US soil. Since the Cold War era, the US Central Intelligence Agency has exceled in finding the most extreme Cubans, Eastern Europeans, Afghanis, Uighurs, and others to concoct and broadcast incendiary propaganda on airwaves funded by the US government.

As the late ABC News and Christian Science Monitor journalist and pre-eminent Middle East expert John Cooley so correctly observed in his book, «Payback: America’s Long War in the Middle East», when the United States replaced Britain and France as the major Western power player in the Middle East, it was repeatedly paid back for «poor judgement and often disastrous policy errors». One of the most disastrous policy errors was the decision by the Jimmy Carter administration to provide weapons and other support to some of the most radical Islamist «holy warriors» in Afghanistan. Soon, these Afghan radicals were supplemented by «Arab Legion» jihadists cobbled together from terrorist cells in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

In a stunning example of both cluelessness and callousness, President Obama arrived in Orlando to tell the families of the dead and wounded that self-defense was not an option for their loved ones. The Islamist terrorist killer, Omar Mateen had time to methodically search for victims, stream his atrocity on Facebook, and make 16 phone calls. It was time enough, including between reloads, for someone with a Glock to blow his head off.

Yet President Obama wants only predators to have guns. As reported:

President Obama visited the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting today in Orlando, declaring that "the notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense."
"Those who defend the easy accessibility of assault weapons should meet these families and explain why that makes sense," Obama said before a backdrop of a makeshift memorial of flowers and balloons. "They should meet with the Newtown families, some of whom Joe saw yesterday, whose children would now be finishing fifth grade, on why it is that we think our liberty requires these repeated tragedies. That's not -- that's not the meaning of liberty."

Actually, it’s the president’s remarks that defy common sense. The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was essentially a gun-free zone. It is not enough to post a single security guard at a lone entrance. Why weren’t the bouncers armed? Why didn’t the bartenders have weapons available? Generally, alcohol and firearms do not mix, but neither does naiveté and terrorism.

Self-defense is essential to liberty, Mr. President. That is why the Founding Fathers put the Second Amendment in the Constitution – to safeguard our liberty against both tyrants and terrorists. Gun “violence” gave this nation its freedom against the tyranny of the British crown as doctors, lawyers and shopkeepers picked up the “assault weapons” of their day – muskets – and did what the victims of Orlando could not do – fight on self-defense of their lives and liberty.

We will give up our guns, Mr. President, when you give up yours – when you disband the Secret Service and declare the White House a gun-free zone like Newtown, like the movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, like the meeting room in San Bernardino, and like Ft. Hood, where an Islamist terrorist, Maj. Nidal Hassan, slaughtered unarmed soldiers while shouting “Allahu Akhbar!” in a rampage you and your administration called “workplace violence”.

So enough of the exploitative rhetoric, President Obama. Ever since Cain slew Abel, there has been evil in the world and a desire among some to kill others. Disarming the law-abiding to prevent such killings is like trying to fight drunk driving by making it harder for sober drivers to get driver’s licenses. We don’t need more gun-free zones populated with unarmed targets. We do need more people able to defend themselves.
There was no such person at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, but there was one at Clackamas, Oregon. Let us draw our lesson, Mr. President, from that

Just months after Department of Homeland Security advisers claimed “the threat from right-wing extremists domestically is just as real as the threat from Islamic extremism,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson is now suggesting his department should be in charge of implementing gun control.
But media pioneer Matt Drudge reacted to Johnson’s comments with his own demand.
He insisted the DHS secretary give up his own guns first.
“Homeland Jeh says Give up Your Guns!” Drudge tweeted Wednesday. “You go first, Brah.”

The Orlando shooter, we have learned, beat and abused his wife. President Obama tells us these are the acts of a mentally disturbed man and we must ramp up gun control to keep it from happening again. The reality, however, is that the shooter’s actions proved him to be a devout Muslim who abided by the teaching from the Quran on how one should discipline a disobedient wife.

The political left is once again manufacturing a false narrative to keep the public in the dark about Islamic terror. The latest example comes from the tragedy in Orlando and CNN news anchor Don Lemon. Lemon, as an openly gay member of the press corps, is in a position of power to lead the narrative about what happened at Pulse, when 49 members of the LGBT community were summarily executed by an adherent to Islam.

The LGBT community, with very few exceptions, has a propensity to view homosexuals and Muslims with the same lens — both as persecuted populations in the United States. Posts charging that one must not call the attacker a Muslim because Islamophobia is as bad as homophobia are making the rounds online. Their view is clear: The rest of the country, and especially Christians, are the true enemy, and the downtrodden must stick together through thick and thin.
Why is it that the LGBT community never challenges Islam, but actually defends it, even after Sunday’s massacre? While Islam’s condemnation of LGBT people is in the strongest of terms — no mosque will allow a gay marriage on its premises, no imam will ever officiate a gay marriage — the reaction of the LGBT community is often a collective yawn. The penalty for engaging in homosexuality in Islam is not condemnation, or a refusal to bake a cake, but rather death in the most painful way possible. This is what true Islam looks like — and it’s not pretty.

It's time for a wake-up call to Mr. Lemon and others of his ilk. Omar Mateen was a Muslim. He followed the directives of Sharia to the letter. Not only did he kill homosexuals, but he did it in the manner Mohammed required: long, arduously, torturously. And while there are a number of different strains of Islam, many which publicly eschew violence, there is only one Sharia. These ancient laws that draw upon Islamic scripture have not changed. Nor has the violence contained within.

Mateen was not observing ISIS or al Qaeda directives when he murdered 49 people. He was exercising his duties as a Sharia-compliant Muslim. One can speculate about his reasoning in committing this horrific act, and my suspicion is that he was seeking absolution from a life that would be viewed by Islamic adherents as sinful. His only path to redemption was in carnage. That is the true nature of Islam — the true nature which our president refuses to acknowledge. We continue, instead, on a course of political correctness, quite literally bowing in humility for even thinking that perhaps the problem lies within Islam itself.

Mohammed said to kill homosexuals with no exceptions. "Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him." How is this unclear?

This ideology is perpetuated every day in Sharia-observant mosques throughout the country. In a jarring example, just a few miles down the road from Orlando in the suburb of Sanford, Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar told those at the Husseini Islamic Center in 2013 that the appropriate manner for dealing with homosexuals was to kill them, as that is the compassionate response. "Death is the sentence," he said. "We know there's nothing to be embarrassed about this. Death is the sentence."

What more does one need to see before we look our enemy full in the face and demand that the messages of Sharia and violent jihad no longer be taught in Islamic centers and mosques? What more has to happen before President Obama and Hillary Clinton stop telling the American public to close its eyes and ignore what the killer plainly announced to the authorities — an allegiance to Allah and the Islamic State?
The facts don't fit neatly into the agenda of the left. Omar Mateen was not a Christian. He was Muslim. He was not a conservative. He was a registered Democrat.
Oh, how he let the left down! He wasn't at all what they needed him to be.
These acts of terror are not a hijacking of Islam from the peaceful religion that it was designed to be. Rather, these acts are the true face of Islam, and until we acknowledge it for what it is, we will continue to be the victims who bow at the feet of our attackers.


If you haven't followed this story, it is getting a lot of press, and the rebuttal is priceless. First, the original story:

It felt to me like a bazooka — and sounded like a cannon.
One day after 49 people were killed in the Orlando shooting, I traveled to Philadelphia to better understand the firepower of military-style weapons and, hopefully, explain their appeal to gun lovers.
But mostly, I was just terrified.

But Frank Stelmach of Double Tap Shooting Range and Gun Shop invited me, videographer Michael Sheridan and reporter Adam Shrier to come down. Stelmach is not like many gun lovers. He admires his weaponry, yes, and has difficulty explaining why law-abiding citizens need a gun that can empty a 40-round magazine in a few seconds. But he also hates the idea that “bad people” get a hold of a gun like this and use it to kill without difficulty.

Not in my hands. I’ve shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection).
The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don't know what you're doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.

Many people have objected to my use of the term "PTSD" in the above story. The use of this term was in no way meant to conflate my very temporary anxiety with the very real condition experienced by many of our brave men and women in uniform. I regret the inarticulate use of the term to describe my in-the-moment impression of the gun's firepower, and apologize for it. I have also posted a follow up piece here.

The Rebuttal:

Dear Carbon, I drove a Prius once and it changed me forever. As soon as I climbed inside the minimalist brutalist interior of this carbon fiber Japanese death machine it was as if I was driving a monster truck. I pushed start. The engine was a throaty roar like a thousand nuclear jet bombers. I immediately soiled my trousers to prevent this beast of the land of hentai from raping me. Tentacles are NOT OKAY. In my haste to escape, I touched a lever, and the windshield wipers began beating like a reaper’s sickle threshing horror. Trying to reach the escape handle, I struck a phallus-like pole, and lights began to blink. Blink. Blink. A light. A terrible, red, light! BLINK BLINK! Shrieking and flailing, I clutched desperately at the door, and tumbled, helpless, into the street. In the cold New York City rain, I lay there helpless and soiled in the gutter. The terrifying Prius looming over me, asserting its alpha dominance, and I crawled away. Forever. 
 Also, you may want to check out the new Nissan Leaf.

Dear Gersh,
Recently, and totally against my wishes, my wife “adopted” a kitten. I don’t have much experience with wild animals like this, and it’s truly upset the peace in our household. I’m afraid to leave the bedroom, and dash madly through the house to get to the front door to avoid the thing. I swear it must have four or five razor sharp claws on each foot! And the teeth!! Don’t get me started on the teeth!
How can I tell my obviously crazy wife how dangerous to our safety it is having a wild animal (and I recently learned PREDATORY CARNIVORE!) in our home? Or at the very least, can you please advise me, as I understand you’re a particularly capable man, on how to protect myself from this potential killer beast?

Mr Kuntzman my 10 year old daughter shoots her AR-15 often and she has never shown signs of PTSD so I am assuming she is doing it wrong. Could you look at her picture below and please let us know what she is doing wrong? Is her wrist not limp enough? signed frustrated father

Little girl


Caver said...

After a good belly laugh at the Rebuttal above. Then I read, with sadness, the description of Philly. Its been 13 years since I left for NC. Downtown is old, but for most of the city it was clean and safe. It had gone downhill a bit under the accurately described democratic leadership, but was still considered mostly safe and clean. Now, well....its sad. The city has a long and very proud heritage.

Scott said...

Well, you could divert your gaze to Detroit, Chicago, or any number of places where "progressives" have had power for any significant length of time - soon greater America, unfortunately