Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Squeaky Wheel gets the Greece

Greece has lost stability and can't-roll their bond debt. With private 'not-so-fond holders' losing patience and starting to see their positions unravel, we hear squawking, balking, lots of talking and most crippling a debt based solution. Were you ever asked to clean up your room as a child?  Me too, gald-dang-it.  Anyway, I remember thinking, "if I let my room get so messy, eventually the big boss will step in and bail me out...for certainly me at 7 can't be expected to take on a mess of this magnitude."  Eventually, while I laid in my mess I called " Help me Merkel!", no, wait..."Mom, Help!".  The Greece politicians ought to put a tail to their behind and stick it between their legs as a discrete sign of abjection.  They should be leading, and they are being children letting the mess get so bad then bellow for help.  The problem is, in this case Mommy-Merkel is solving the messy room crisis by adding more debt-mess to it, thinking that will ease the pain and buy time to solve problems.  Provision is not bailouts and forced austerity on the entitlement ridden politicians and rioters of Greece anymore then democracy is provision for Iraq.  I wanted a clean room AND playtime on Nintendo. My positions were incompatible.  If mommy cleaned my room and let me play Nintendo, I would follow suit in that lifestyle and sadly would have demanded entitlement and lacked that discipline. Thank you mommy for keeping me on the straight and narrow.  Provision is in learning that debt beyond means is not the governments jurisdiction, that entitlement sounds nice, but comes at a price. Riots is a fairly direct form of feedback Merkel. The attitudes that got them into the mess are still running rampant: literally...
Aptopix Greece Riots

Take the cue Ero-zone politicians. Pool your resources together and break the entitlement culture in one shot. Make them clean up their own room.  I kicked, screamed and fought mommy...and when she turned off Nintendo, I freaked! But she was right. Today I am thankful for the short term pain and a clean room. Thanks Mom.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Save Dalton From Himself, And Ontario

Funny Video: (unless your a Liberal)

Dad, you owe me 50 bucks!  You quipped, "I bet ya Dalton will never tell the truth, he's just a liar".  Ha! I won.
Dad, it's time to pony up! Dalton's exact quote from the video, "Whell, the polls tell us I'mmmmm not the most popular guy in the country." Dalton also says, "What Ontario has achieved these past 8 years is nothing short of amazing" Again, Dalton NAILS the issue.  Any reasonable person would agree it's amazing to seek re-election after showing a 250 billion debt.

Don't you love when government parachutes in to save you from yourself? Ya, I thought so.  The Left has code words for this extract and rescue mission: fairness, compassion, togetherness and equality.  Don't be fooled by word magic, just look at the results.

Mr. McGuinty, overlooking your spending addiction and bragging about accomplishments is crazy, no really, seriously. Our debt is about 250 of these 1 billion dollar displays.  IRL, crazy.
 Can someone (gently and non-violently) give this guy's head a shake? Then a nuggie? And if your on that kind of roll, would ya blow through one ear and give me some feedback if any draft comes out the other side?  I'll pay you 50 bucks if you get a video of all 3.
Perhaps a cruel joke would be to force him to run his family budget with the same principles he governed Ontario with.  Well, its cruel if your a bleeding lefty trying to shelter him from consequences. But people of wisdom know that does not serve in the long run. Perhaps it would be a good wake up call for Mr. McGuinty to feel the pain of his spending addiction on a personal budget level. Who am I kidding? He won't sober up, therefore please Ontario, help Mr. McGuinty hit rock bottom. He needs it: for his benefit and ours.

Is There A Logical Answer?

Why does the NDP make a big deal about 'womens choice' when it comes to abortion, but not the workforce? Down with affirmative action. Unprincipled hypocrisy.

How do you see it? I defer to your wisdom below.

Here IS Canada's Answer To Poverty. Humility Test, Can We Do It?

The federal government should make a billion-dollar investment to eradicate the root causes of poverty, or face billions more in ongoing expenses, a new report says.Poverty costs taxpayers more than $24 billion a year, said the report, which was released Wednesday from a federal government advisory board, the National Council of Welfare. 
Thankfulness. What a powerful cure for poverty.
Learn our value. What a powerful cure for poverty.
Accepting reality and moving forward, without being a victim, but a victor. Wow.
Not Quitting. Finishing Strong.
Get this guy in here speaking to anyone who lacks anything!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

NDP Looks For Feminists, Leaving Men At The End Of The Pecking Order

“I would love to see a woman candidate. I would love to see a youth candidate, or heck — a youthful woman candidate. But what I think is more important are that certain values are embodied,” Leslie said Wednesday. “So, I am looking for a leadership candidate who is a feminist, who is youthful. I think Jack Layton was both of those things and as we know he wasn’t necessarily young or a woman, so I think it is possible.”  Atta Girl go girl!

It seems the NDP are passionately interested in manufacturing. Too bad it's a very unproductive sector: affirmative action.

Oh the drama from the crusaders of justice: solve some real problems.

Question: If the NDP published the following on their website, how would you react? "Dear fellow Canadians, we believe in equality for women and have taken action: we have lined all candidates up at the starting line: men and women.  The same rules apply to all leadership candidates.  When the gun fires, all candidates will run towards the prize with the one crossing the line being the victor! For equality lies not in us holding the woman's hand across the line, or giving 'winner prizes' to all contestants, but in giving equal rules to men and women and let the cream rise to the top."

Affirmative action should be to woman what Palestinian Statehood is to the Nation of Israel.
Who will join my group? "Handholding is for date-night, not progress in politics! Stop insulting women and and join me! Down with affirmative action!"

Monday, 26 September 2011

Mr. Colbert: The Champion-Hero Of Truthism

The Genius-left's never ending pursuit of truth has a nifty wedge they are trying to drive: the Christian 'right' against a 'left-leaning' Jesus. For centuries the concept of 'free will' has baffled both skeptics and can a loving God permit evil? The 'good' of free will is greater then the elimination of free will and the subsequent ending of evil.  (This entry accepts as basic that a loving God deems free will greater then no free will, without terrible and horrific as evil is.)
Free will is a privilege, something I am thankful for and believe God has given me: not government.  Therefore, certain rights and freedom's I believe are given from God, not man. I am free to think, raise a family and worship God. I am free to own property and keep the fruit of my labor.

These freedoms which I have been endowed with I do not take lightly, especially when I see left leaning politics, (in the name of Jesus) try to communicate to me how I should give more to a government in the name of 'compassion'.  This quote by uber-left Mr. Colbert illustrates such a point (given the 'Christian rights' resistance to more government spending).  America is the most generous nation on the planet. This is fairly well documented.  The personal giving above and beyond being over-taxed shows the 'Christian Generosity' Mr. Colbert seems to be ignoring in his tee-hee, ha, ha, not funny comment.
  • Fortysix percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three bedroom house with oneandahalf baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.
  • Seventysix percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, 30 years ago, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.
  • Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded. More than twothirds have more than two rooms per person.
  • The average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)
  • Nearly threequarters of poor households own a car; 30 percent own two or more cars.
  • Ninetyseven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions.
  • Seventyeight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.
  • Seventythree percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and a third have an automatic dishwasher.

I agree that real religion is meeting others needs in deed.  My blog is entitled "compassion in action" not "compassion on hold" or "compassion for later...but not now".
I agree we need to demonstrate our values of loving others by how we act.
However, I do not want this truth (demonstration our actions of love to meet others genuine need) to conflict with other truths.  Truth does not contradict can't.

Here are some principles that lead me to my current thinking, and how they balance towards being a 'more conservative guy' then a loving-liberal.

I believe in personal responsibility, not collectivist's collecting my money and redistributing it for me.  There are consequences to choices. If mommy says, "don't spend your allowance on candy" and Jimmy does just that...does Sally owe half the interest from her bank account to Jimmy, because Sally has and Jimmy does not?  If mental or physical limitations prevent people from fairing under this principle, then we have a different case, and such 'analogies' do not apply, nor defeat my point.  Meeting needs with the mentally and physically able comes in different forms, but the key is that it should be done through relationship and a generous heart.

I believe The Bible teaches us to love our neighbor.  In a key parable, Jesus taught the neighbor is one who we come into contact with, who's need we both see and can meet, and took personal responsibility in meeting and following up with.  Each element of what I said is clearly shown as basic within the parable.  Therefore, I desire to give, but where 1. I come into direct contact with someone having a need 2. who's need I can meet.  and 3. God loves a cheerful giver!  So, I enjoy giving!  But that's the key. I enjoy giving...not: I enjoy giving my money to the government where they give out to those they see fit.  That is not compassion...that is extraction and forced leveling of the playing field: a principle opposed in scripture.   Compassion is when we see a need and meet it out of our generous heart and ability.  Our choice ought to govern where the money goes.  This way, there is an undercurrent of both relationship and accountability that carries on with the giving. This is something that blesses people and is seriously lacking with government programs.  Liberals are right: we need to step up and love people.  Forced giving does not do much.  Look at 'equality created through forced giving' left policy...and see how each country is fairing.  Not so witty when taken in context Mr. Colbert...but you are the Champion-Hero Of Truthism, I know you will think of something else!

The idea that Jesus wants you to give more money to the government to meet the needs of the people is ridiculous.
I am learning to be faithful, take responsibility, make better choices, honor authority, serve with excellence, improve communication, getting over the hurts of the past knowing they do not determine my future, learning to relate better and a host of other things.  We are called to learn and grow in the context of building relationships and being generous. Pouring the money into government coffers has the opposite affects building relationships have.  Government giving breeds entitlement! I am owed! That is my right to get something for free! Um, no says the real world.  The real world call's that coveting.  And don't make me show you another picture of Greece riots demanding more more more for nothing, nothing, nothing! We are not entitled to a list of government disbursed free living items because we are people of compassion meeting needs.  What a killer  of personal responsibility and true compassion!  Have those people with 'needs' connect with loved ones, charities and organizations: build relationships, serve, learn and grow...sooner then later, more individuals will be further inspired to 'get in on the action' and there would be less government, more personal responsibility and more needs met: truly that makes more sense, and dollars. 

Ratings and Recommendations by outbrain