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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vent Page XXV Another in our "nut free" series!

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44 comments:

Sarkazein said...

More Fast and Furious craziness. Holder and Obama make the Sons of Anarchy look like choir boys.

guy ffaulkes said...

Sark, this just keeps growing and growing. it is now to the point that the Obama administration has people actually involved in the scandal doing it's in house investigation of the scandal. (As per 1st. Freedom, a publication of the N.R.A.) Fortunately other investigations will keep the white wash removed.

Johnny Rico said...

I wonder what the next step is to elevate this to Obama? Anyone have a suggestion on how Senators Grassley and Issa will gain more traction?

Sarkazein said...

Johnny Rico- The investigators have to follow the political intent. Where did the idea come from, wanting to make it look like there needed to be more gun control laws because of Texans and others selling guns to the drug cartels. It is like they were conspiring to frame the Second Amendment. Frame as in make look guilty in order to indict. I can see Rahm Emanuel all over this.
I don't think you will see people willing to fall on their sword for Obama and Holder like they did for Bill Clinton. People fell on their swords for the Clinton's because they knew if they didn't they could be suicided in a park somewhere around DC.

guy faulkes said...

The sad thing, Sark, is this is not the first time the BATF has done this sort of thing. The news of the Waco raid was leaked to the press in order to get what they thought would be favorable publicity for the agency and to further gun control legislation. It backfired when the raid blew up in their faces and ended with the government burning children to death.

Malfeasance in the Waco raid was successfully covered up. Any one that objectively looks at the facts is accused of being a conspiracy theorist. This is considered to be a bad thing, even with evidence of a conspiracy to at least cover up the botched operation existing.

Sarkazein said...

The Waco raid was a failure in anybody's book. Reno had only been AG for a few weeks when Web Hubble through Vince Foster at Hillary's orders ordered the assault. Now we have a different cast of Leftist characters trying to undermine the Second Amendment.
Vince was suicided, Hubble ended up in prison for other charges and Hillary skated. Bill put it off on Reno.
I don't think Obamas is as slick as Willy. He won't get away with it. Clinton could look you right in the eyes and lie to you... Obama starts to stutter and say "Knyo"... his tell.

Anonymous said...

Reno would have gone down as our worst Attorney General ever....but now Holder is probably going to win that title. Between his failures to prosecute the Philadelphia Black Panthers, the mess his department has made with Fast and Furius, the Justice Department suing states for enforcing immigration laws and his total politicization of his office is a disgrace to the Justice Department.

guy faulkes said...

Cain is looking better and better.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2011/09/27/cain-blacks-are-over-first-african-american-president-thing#ixzz1Z9vQZqr3

NewGuy said...

Of even more interest perhaps, is Maxine Waters criticism of Obama for Obama's remarks to the Congressional Black Caucus. She has walked her original comments back a little bit, but her frustration with Obama seems clear enough and probably is reflective of many other African American Obamafans! (See http://thehill.com/homenews/house/184027-rep-waters-says-obama-got-carried-away-in-comments )

What is of the most interest to me is that the current campaign strategy of the Obama reelection team seems to be focused primarily on shoring up his base. The time and money he is spending campaigning among the lefty Democrats might make you wonder if he is in a primary fight or campaigning for president!

In my opinion, his focus on campaigning "left" is an indication of the lack of support his campaign feels from those groups who would normally be expected to be in his pocket!

Sarkazein said...

Looks like the North Carolina gov is wanting to suspend elections for a while.

guy faulkes said...

The CBC - a truly racist organization.

http://www.mrctv.org/blog/cbc-attendees-issue-ad-hominem-attacks-against-tea-party

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- Good video link. It is the same with women's rights, it is Liberal women's rights. Now your political beliefs are skin pigments.

Blogger said...

Today's Rasmussen: Out of a list of five Republican candidates running for the White House in 2012, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the only one a plurality of all voters considers qualified for the job.

guy faulkes said...

Mitt Romney is the only one a plurality of all voters considers qualified for the job.

If that is the case, then it is going to be four more years regardless of who wins the election.

If Romney wins the nominaton, look for a third party candidate to do very well.

guy faulkes said...

Purdue is not the only liberal that wants to limit our democratic republic. An ex- Obama official had this to say on the same day. coincidence? I think not.

http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/94940/peter-orszag-democracy?page=0,0&passthru=MGU3YjMxNDdlN2UyMjM2MTNhZGZjNDE2MjE2NjE2NjI&utm_source=Editors+and+Bloggers&utm_campaign=c995ff8495-Edit_and_Blogs&utm_medium=email

NewGuy said...

At this point in the election cycle in 2007....Rudy Guliani was leading the polls...McCain was in single digit numbers.

I don't think I will get too worked up about it until the field sorts itself out a little..

But then, I will get behind the Republican candidate with every resource and effort I can muster! A third party candidate running as a conservative will do nothing more than assure Obama's victory.

Then, we can continue to dig ourselves deeper into a depression; probably sign an international treaty limiting American gun rights; see more working American's taxed so that we can reward illegal aliens with taxpayer subsidized college tuition; watch as the Justice Department files suit against any states that aren't liberal enough (in their judgement); chase Gibson guitar, Boeing aircraft and many many more American companies out of the USA; give massive loans to companies like Solara that supported Obama....etc, etc, etc...

Me? I'll support the Republican nominee - EVEN IF HE OR SHE disagrees with me on some issues!

But, that's just me. No matter who gets the Republican nomination, there will be some voters who will not support him or her. I'm voting AGAINST more of what we have had since Obama took over!

Sarkazein said...

This was JACK's view of Mt Rushmore from the Canadian side of the border.

guy faulkes said...

If what you say is true, New Guy, all I can say is four more years because I will not be stabbed in the back again.

NewGuy said...

guy...I respect that. Vote your conscience (or not vote if that is what your conscience tells you to do).

guy faulkes said...

Thank you, New Guy. It is so much more pleasant to debate, and discuss things with an adult with whom you do not agree than it was to do so with the dolt.

Everyone should always vote his conscience. (Even the dolt and those like him should do so. Nobody died and elected me or you God so we cannot tell them what to do. Hence the difference between the dolt and us.)

I used to feel like you about the lesser of two evils, but I lost my tolerance for there never being someone I could support.

Anonymous said...

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/09/federal_judge_throws_out_xxxx.html

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/28/judge-upholds-key-parts-alabama-immigration-law/

guy faulkes said...

It does not sound much like a joke to me.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/28/new-audio-nc-governor-struck-serious-tone-on-suspending-congressional-elections/

Anonymous said...

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44690575/ns/today-today_people/#.ToOLYWEW5ko

Sarkazein said...

ABOUT TIME!

Blogger said...

The democrat governor of Massachusetts was trying out a new mantra for them this morning: “Democrats help people help themselves and Republicans say you are on your own.” How stupid do they think we Americans are? Everyone knows or should know that helping people help themselves is exactly what conservatives are all about. These people make me ill.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't find a better place for this question. Hope at least a couple people notice it and choose to respond in a serious fashion.....

Do followers of the Christian faith accept and follow BOTH the Old Testament and New Testament as the official word of God, or is the OT looked upon as outdated and irrelevant in the context of the New Testament?

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is anyone here that is qualified to tell you what all "followers of the Christian faith" believe.

Why don't you ask your clergyman?

Anonymous said...

OK, we'll run with that.

Do the Christian followers of this particular blog accept and abide by BOTH the Old Testament and New Testament as the official word of God, or is the OT looked upon as outdated and irrelevant in the context of the New Testament?

As I'm an agnostic, "other" Anonymous, I have no clergyman, so I'd be interested in hearing what the Christians on this board feel. Please feel free to cite what's taught in your individual church or just answer in regard to your personal belief.

Blogger said...

Anonymous: The answer to your question about the OT and NT is way above my paygrade. I suggest you Google your question. There is a lot of information and you will see why your question is such a complex one. I thus can only speak for how I use the Old Testament.

In my own case, I filter everything in the Bible through one Scripture. When Phillip asked to see the Father, Jesus responded: “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9). Thus anything I read anywhere in the Bible has to square with that revelation of the nature of the Father. If it does not, and it is important to me, I just keep asking God about it until He explains it. And He always does. Other than that, there are a lot of wonderful stories in the First Covenant which include powerful spiritual principles which we all enjoy.

Thanks for your thoughtful question.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for responding, Blogger. Do you mean that you pray for clarification if you find parts of the OT that don't seem to jibe with the NT, but that you accept everything else (like the dictates of Moses) as gospel?

Blogger said...

Anonymous: Anonymous, you are getting way out of my reach. What I tried to say is that if something does not match up with the character of Jesus who is the character of the Father, I put it on a back burner until it does.

As a psychologist however, I do have to add Paul’s admonition to be careful about putting ourselves under the law. Most Christians I have met, can easily slip under Torah (the law) without even realizing they have done it to themselves. Hanging out in the First Covenant which is a covenant based on the Law, can get dicey.

Anonymous said...

Again, Thank you, Blogger. I'm trying to figure out whether or not things have changed since I was a kid. At that time, there seemed to be two types of Christians around me; those who held both books of the Bible to be the literal and inerrant word and directive of God (like the Southern Baptist Convention still maintains), and those who treated the Old Testament as a story book and moral grocery store they could pick and choose items from to incorporate into their lives. The second group relied on certain OT scripture to justify their particular moral or political choices while ignoring the dictates of scripture that either proved too inconvenient, conflicted with their subjective opinions or would have made them look like ridiculous zealots (like stoning members of other religions). Your personal input has been quite helpful.

Sarkazein said...

Jack's version of "Job Growth".
-Private-sector job growth in the past 18months, up 200%- Jack

Is it a lie or just a.... its a lie.

Jack said...

Well.......no.

The private sector has added about 2.5 million jobs, while the public sector has lost about 1 million jobs.

That doesn't mean that companies have stopped reducing their workforces. It simply means there's a net-gain. Your article includes job cuts to both private and public sectors and the numbers are heavily skewed by BOA's huge layoff announcement.

It may blow your mind, but there can still be overall ob growth while some companies contract. Pay attention to the net gain. Now all we need is greater net growth.

Anonymous said...

Every job added to the private sector is a gain for public treasuries. Jobs added to the public sector are overhead in our economy and are a cost to the public treasuries.

and The RNC is the Republican National Committee.

Jack said...

Are you suggesting that all public-sector jobs are useless and simply a drain on the overall economy?

Anonymous said...

No.

Sarkazein said...

Weird how a liberal reads- "Every job added to the private sector is a gain for public treasuries. Jobs added to the public sector are overhead in our economy and are a cost to the public treasuries."- Anonymous, and comes up with this- "Are you suggesting that all public-sector jobs are useless and simply a drain on the overall economy?"- Jack

Jack, why don't you make up your own comments.Then you respond to them.

Sarkazein said...

Tell me this isn't one of the sickest things you have ever heard. Soros supports the anti-capitalists in the anti-Wall Street riots, may even be a part of them, and is a CONVICTED FINANCIAL MARKET SWINDLER.
The world is upside down!

Sarkazein said...

Soros's Conviction Upheld
Friday, March 25, 2005; Page E02

A French appeals court upheld billionaire investor George Soros's conviction for insider trading. Soros has acknowledged he knew about a Paris financier's plans to take over Societe Generale in late 1988, but he denied that knowing about the raid influenced his acquisition of shares in the bank. Attorneys for Soros said he planned to appeal to France's supreme court.

Sarkazein said...

Jack- Unemployment "grew" last week. Is this your definition of job "growth"?

guyfaulkes said...

You could easily tell Obama was lying about his jobs bill because his lips were moving, but here is some additional proof.

http://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-obama-claims-miss-evidence-201911584.html

Sarkazein said...

If we have "job growth" then what do we need a "jobs" bill for? Keep the status-quo... let it grow.

Sarkazein said...

45,000 Verizon unionistas went back to work... job growth.