This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Democrats Damascus Road

The picture of the three first ladies from behind was lighthearted. Our Liberal’s response was: “Blogger, When did you get to be such a petty old fart? All the real problems facing America and you choose to waste blog space on non issues?”

I was reading the book of Acts this morning regarding Paul’s conversion. Paul had been struck blind and then when hands were laid on him, “something like scales fell from his eyes.” After his conversion, the Scripture says and “Things calmed down after that and the church had smooth sailing for a while. All over the country--Judea, Samaria, Galilee--the church grew” (Acts 9:31)

Liberal’s comment came to mind.

Scales falling from their eyes seems a great description of what Obama and many Democrats have just gone through, and like with Paul, it happened in just a few days. Overnight we hear them using Republican talking points: “We must not raise taxes in the middle of a deep recession.” And, “Raising taxes on the job makers will kill jobs.”

Turning on the TV this past Thursday, we could barely believe our ears. Once they were blind, and now they can see. A miracle had taken place. And, like in the Scriptures: “Things calmed down after that and the church (substitute country) had smooth sailing for a while.” Liberal, as peace descends, we can now take a breath and perhaps even indulge in a little whimsy.

36 comments:

Reader said...

I believe some republicans saw that road too, Blogger. I hope the rest will get to experience it and soon.

Honest Debate said...

Very true Reader. Here's John Cornyn's take. We've got to hold their feet to the fire, it matters.

The problem I see is Obama. Even if he sees the light it won't make any difference. He doesn't give a damn about America.

Anonymous said...

In regard to Saint Paul, there is evidence that he never completely recovered from his physical blindness resulting from his Damascus Road experience. As a person, he was changed dramatically, and altho' his physical sight was restored, it was diminished for the rest of his life.

Liberal POV said...

Blogger

Is this supposed to be your excuse for being petty and afraid to address real problems and issue?

What do you have to say to issues of predatory capitalist like Hardees or KFC who pay as little as $16,000 annually for full time employees when there is no way these employees could support a family on such wages without government assistances?

Why should taxpayer pick up this differences?

How about the dream act? Want to tell us how Christian it was for the Republicans to deny legal status to children raised in America wanting to become fully productive citizens seeking further education.
Tell us your version of the morality of such mean greedy political decisions?

Tell us what economist think a tax cut for the rich will stimulate the economy better than spending to keep school teachers working?

The know nothing will arrive in Washington soon enough.

oatz said...

Liberal POV stomp on the floor to make the needle on that record jump, I belive its stuck. Maybe the mother should get a second job or go to night school to improve their lot in life. Its called personal sacrifice.

guy faulkes said...

Liberralproverbs18:2 the children you speak of are here illegally. They are criminals. Many of them are gang members and drug dealers. You apparently have no trouble with the predatory capitalists that prey on other of these children by placing them in houses of underage prostitution.

The tax cuts were extended for everyone, you dolt. This is how it should be in order to stimulate the economy. There is no use trying to explain this yet again to you as your intelligence and your La La La La La chant prevent you from hearing or understanding it.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

"
The tax cuts were extended for everyone, you dolt. This is how it should be in order to stimulate the economy."

Tell us what economist think a tax cut for the rich will stimulate the economy better than spending to keep school teachers working?

Rush is not an economist.

"Liberralproverbs18:2 the children you speak of are here illegally. They are criminals. Many of them are gang members and drug dealers."

You are so badly misinformed!

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/by-topic/religious-leaders-and-the-dream-act/7679/

http://www.nysylc.org/2010/12/in-yo-face/

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/the_dream_act_for_america_in_2010

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/12/dream_myths.html

Liberal POV said...

Oatz

"Maybe the mother should get a second job or go to night school to improve their lot in life. Its called personal sacrifice."

She has been the one making the sacrifice to the Hardee's corporation. Why should she not recieve a fair wage?

What do you have to say to issues of predatory capitalist like Hardees or KFC who pay as little as $16,000 annually for full time employees when there is no way these employees could support a family on such wages without government assistances?

Sarkazein said...

The best I can tell, POV has a daughter with four kids, she is now "engaged" to a detained illegal alien awaiting deportation because he was caught with an underage hooker of Central American descent and a small amount of marijuana in his possession. Miss POV works at Hardee's, and POV is damn tired of subsidizing her and the grandkids and wants us to help take the load off him.

guy faulkes said...

La La La La La - Liberalproverbs18:2

Liberal POV said...

Sark

Misinformed as always.

Sarkazein said...

Miss POV- grandaughter and four great grandkids... sorry.

Liberal POV said...

Sark

How's your math?

Show a budget this woman working full time for $16,000 annually and her children can live on without government assistances?

Why should American tax dollars go to cheap capitalist who won't pay a living wage by supplementing the payroll and the bottom line of corporations like Hardees, KFC, McDonalds, Walmart, Magic Mart and Family Dollar?

These predatory capitalist are the real corporate welfare cheats.

The corporate socialist like Hardees, Wal mart, McDonalds and the real drain on the American economy.

oatz said...

Liberal POV she has not made any sacrifice she made a deal to exchange her goods or skills for a wage. If she didn't like the wage she should go somewhere else to work. North Carolina is an at will state. No one except poor Democratic economic policy is keeping her working at Hardees.

Liberal POV said...

Oatz

The wages at the KFC, Mc Donald, Burger King have all been fixed to force low income worker to work for less than a living wage.

If not for the government assistance these people would be starving and freezing to death or rioting in the streets.

The sorry ass corporate socialist should not be rewarded for cheap wages.

Why should tax payer dollars have to make up the difference?

Wolf's Head said...

"The sorry ass corporate socialist should not be rewarded for cheap wages.

Why should tax payer dollars have to make up the difference?" Liberal Parasite

Well, end all subsides.

And end ALL wealth transfers.

Liberal POV said...

Dr Matt Robinson has started a Blog that deals with the myths of the conservative movement in regard to crime and justice.

This could be helpful to all the conservatives posting here.

Maybe Guy can learn the true definition of the word criminal.

Take a look.

http://mediacriminaljustice.blogspot.com/

Liberal POV said...

Wolf

"Why should tax payer dollars have to make up the difference?" Liberal Parasite"

"Well, end all subsides."

This maybe the answer because when we start seeing the swelled bellies of children and frozen corpses on the nightly news and find these were the children of working Americans even cold hearted Republicans may not be able to deny the injustice.

This group of marginalized Americans grows month to month.

Your family may some be amoung the ranks.

Your parents enjoyed a piece of the American dream because they were represented by a union.

You have no power and these people working at Hardees have no power.

Your own ego is boosted because you're doing a little better than they are falsely thinking you won't be next.

The French did something similar in late 1700s.

http://www.thecorner.org/hist/f3/fr_revo_causes.htm

http://www.bonjourlafrance.com/france-facts/france-history/causes-of-the-french-revolution.htm

guy faulkes said...

I have decided to read no more of Liberalproverbs18:2's posts. He never says anything new and just continues with his same old La La La la la chant and his support of terrorists, pedophiles, and criminals. He is not worth the effort.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

Go by Hardees and talk to the employees and ask about their lives and look to see their age.

oatz said...

Liberal POV if no one will work for the wage offered then employer has two options. Option one raise the offered wage up until he gets someone to accept. Two do without hiring a person or close up shop( sorry three options). What you really fail to grasp is the simple fact if the Government artifically mandates higher wages then automatically the cost of goods increases proportionally to offset costs. Hence the "poor" worker is still in the same boat, but if you let the worker keep more of their wages through lower taxes, then the cost of goods stays the same and the worker is better off.

Dr. Matt Robinson is notorious on campus with his anti-Bush rants during class time. In fact look him up on Rate my professor . com and see he is not highly recommended by his former students. I still would like to see him post letters to his children in the Watauga Democrat appologizing to his kids for the massive debt President Obama amd his cronies have heaped upon future generations with their tax and spend attitudes of entitlement. But alas Dr. Robinson hasn't the stones to admit Hope & Change was a great marketing tool for the weak minded, but lousy fiscal policy.

Anonymous said...

Blogger: What did the book of Acts tell you about the appropriateness of making fun of womens' asses?

Liberal POV said...

Oatz

" Hence the "poor" worker is still in the same boat, but if you let the worker keep more of their wages through lower taxes, then the cost of goods stays the same and the worker is better off."

If corporate fast food and other by design low wage industries you don't pay wage the employees can survive on without taxpayer assistance how are they helped with lower taxes as they don't pay federal income tax but receive tax credits to basically survive.


Pay their employees is the job of the employer not taxpayers.

The Fast Food industry is a parasite on society and should either clean up it's act or go out of business.

They have put millions of owner operated quality restaurants out of business. The owner operated restaurants know the employees and their families as well as the local community.

All Fast food workers need to be represented by a union to demand justice and a fair wage.

Honest Debate said...

"Blogger: What did the book of Acts tell you about the appropriateness of making fun of womens' asses?" -Anonymous

When did blogger do that? I reread his one sentence thread and it did not happen. All Blogger did was post a picture which of course is worth a thousand words.

Lighten up.

Sarkazein said...

Anonymous- see gluttony

Anonymous said...

Liberal POV

Do you have a job? Did you ever? What kind of work do/did you do? Do you really think that nobody above you at work should make more than 5 times what you made? How do you suppose a company would hire good, qualified management if they couldn't pay them more than 5 times what they pay the stupidest employee? Why wouldnt they just fire you and hire somebody smarter if they were going to pay more money? How much government assistance do you recieve? Why do you think working people who make good decisions have to bail out idiots like you?

Liberal POV said...

Anonymous

"Do you have a job? Did you ever?"

Because fellow Americans have a sense of justice, have compassion, and empathy for those exploited by greed only capitalism dosen't mean they are are also poor or they don't work.

The woman at Hardees works hard full time.

I began working at age 14 and never draw unemployment or food stamps and always paid taxes.

If The CEO of Fast food wanted to make more than 5 times the lowest employee all they would have to do is pay a living wage first.

The fast food CEOs are the ones that created the business model for low wages with employees supplemented by taxpayer dollars so profits and CEO compensation could be increased. Better put the steal the wages of the people that do the actual work.

Paying their employees is the job of the employer not taxpayers.

The Fast Food industry is a parasite on society and should either clean up it's act or go out of business.

They have put millions of owner operated quality restaurants out of business. The owner operated restaurants know the employees and their families as well as the local community.

Anonymous said...

Why are you avoiding my questions?

What kind of work do/did you do? Do you really think that nobody above you at work should make more than 5 times what you made? How do you suppose a company would hire good, qualified management if they couldn't pay them more than 5 times what they pay the stupidest employee? Why wouldnt they just fire you and hire somebody smarter if they were going to pay more money? How much government assistance do you recieve? Why do you think working people who make good decisions have to bail out idiots like you?

Do you know how to make biscuits? Did they show you that skill at your job?

So many questions....so much evasiveness!

Sarkazein said...

Obama keeps GITMO, and is now torturing prisoners.
Not Muslim prisoners of course, American citizen prisoners. The UN should prosecute Obama for war crimes.

NewGuy said...

I had seen a headline earlier that their might be an investigation to see if this traitorous SOB was being mistreated.

I can save them the trouble.

The guy is in a MARINE CORPS BRIG!

Of course he is being mistreated!

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- We must accept the Left's more enlightened definition of torture. Obama must be prosecuted by an international war tribunal... it is justice.

NewGuy said...

Ok Sark...I will go along with that.

Can we also charge my former Drill Instructor?

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- Definitly Drill Instructors. However, Drill Instructors may become much more sensitive now. Let us not forget VP Biden. VP's are more responsible now than Presidents when it comes to inhumane treatment of prisoners.

Liberal POV said...

Anonymous

"Do you really think that nobody above you at work should make more than 5 times what you made?"

Not me personally but senior management should not make more than 5 times the lowest paid employee until the lowest paid employee can live modestly on the wages. At the very least not 500 time that of the lowest paid employees like the CEO at Yum, Yum Corporation ( KFC and many other fast foods chains ).

"Why do you think working people who make good decisions have to bail out idiots like you?"

These are not good decisions and costing society dearly causing mesery and taxpayers dollars.
These parasites of low wage industries make it difficult for responsible businesses to compete driving capitalism to a greed only irresponsible economic engine for the world.

"How much government assistance do you recieve? "

I began working at age 14 and never draw unemployment or food stamps and always paid taxes. That's about 50 years worth of work.

Anonymous said...

LIB, how many different ages are you going to claim?

Liberal POV said...

Anonymous

When was something different claimed?

Do you want your tax dollars rewarding greedy fast food industry senior managerment for not paying employees fairly?

Do the math or get a non conservative friend to do the math for you.

How is a fast food employee working full time going to support a family without government assistance? Remember the same corporation has money to pay devidents and pay senior management millions.