Saturday, 5 January 2013

My Brother's Keeper? Mr. Obama, You Are A Hypocrite

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (I Timothy 5:8)
The President should be ashamed except I suspect he lacks any shame and any morals. The following exposes the abject hypocrisy of a man who advocates that we all be our brothers keeper while refusing to look after his own.

Writing in the National Review Mark Stein reveals:

Dreams From My Father, Calls From My Brother
August 18, 2012 9:35 P.M.
A few months ago, on the Hugh Hewitt show, I was asked to respond to President Obama’s remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast, at which he said that he believed in “living by the principle that we are our brother’s keeper.” And I reprised a bit from my book, After America (out next month in paperback!):
In a TV infomercial a few days before his election, Obama declared that his “fundamental belief” was that “I am my brother’s keeper”.
Hmm. Back in Kenya, his brother lives in a shack on 12 bucks a year. If Barack is his brother’s keeper, why can’t he shove a sawbuck and a couple singles in an envelope and double the guy’s income? Ah, well: When Barack Obama claims that “I am my brother’s keeper”, what he means is that the government should be his brother’s keeper.
Dinesh D’Souza met Barack’s brother, George Obama, earlier this year for his new documentary. A couple of days ago he got a call from him: 
He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition.  He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills.  Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill.  So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union.  He was profusely grateful.  But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?”  He said, “I have no one else to ask.”  Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”

(Originally posted to Blogster August 19, 2012)

The Five Best Sentences You Will Ever Read

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?

Neither could I.

(Originally posted to Blogster August 18, 2012)

The Road To Hell Is Paved

The road to hell is paved with good intentions they say. One of the miles that I paved was the intention to move all of my Multiply blogs over here to Blogger when Multiply announced they were closing.  After copy/pasting/editing close to 400 blogs, book reviews, and photo albums I ran out of steam. 

What to do?

I discovered a program called HTTrack which promised to make a mirror image of any website. "Ahhh", I thought. That was the answer. I would just copy all  of my Multiply site and resume posting it here when the spirit moved.

Unfortunately the spirit didn't move until yesterday when I began making plans to resume this onerous task. Then, tonight, when loaded HTTrack I discovered that it had not gotten all of my Multiply posts. There were blank spots everywhere where the program had failed and this in spite of my having run the program twice. 

It is a disappointment. It isn't as if everything I ever wrote at Multiply was worthy of preserving for posterity but it was a chronicle of seven years of my life that I didn't wish to lose. It appears I have lost it anyway and that primarily due to laziness. If I had continued on with the task I would have had it done and wouldn't have lost anything. Oh, well.

I suppose the 'upside' is that now I will have much less work to finish this task since about half of seven years  of blogging and book reviews has been lost. The 'downside' is some of what was lost I really wanted to keep. I am sure there is a Buddhist teaching on impermanence lurking in here but I am determined to miss that as well as any Christian lesson on sloth. 

Another mile of intention I paved on that road to hell was to repost all of these old blogs in chronological order. With this posting I am tearing up that paving also. That just isn't going to happen either. 

I have been chafing at the limitations at the new social media site I have been using, Blogster, and wanted to complete the porting of old blogs to here so I could then use Blogger to do the things I cannot do there and just provide links to here. Of course I wanted to do this after everything was here. That isn't going to happen either. 

So, this site will now become a mixture of old and new as I move forward. I am anal and this isn't the way I wanted it to happen.