Will Santa Claus Be Out Of A Job By 2012?

Economic Expert Predicts By 2012 Less Toys Will Be Bought For Christmas – – – So That People Can Buy Food!

As the current economic downturn worsens, and experts predict under Obama’s leadership we will see an increase in job loss, crippling taxes, and an increase in the homeless numbers, the basic elements of survival will take precedence over luxuries like Christmas presents. Steve Shenk says that it is a reasonable possibility that Santa Claus may be out of a job by 2012 because Americans will have too many other priorities. . . like eating.

Steve Shenk, the director of eFoods Direct, is my guest tonight on Political Pistachio Radio. He will explain how, under the ever-increasing economic strain, we can take control of our budgets and fulfill our most basic elements of survival in a smarter and more economically way.

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Published in: on November 29, 2008 at 8:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Give Thanks To The Troops

Xerox Thank You Notes To The Troops

Something good that Xerox is doing

If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.

h/t: my good friend, Jim Stewart.

Published in: on November 27, 2008 at 1:48 am  Leave a Comment  
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Thanksgiving, Political Correctness, and Internet Suicide

Claremont School District Erupts into Battle over Thanksgiving Celebration, and Political Correctness


Remember when you were a little kid and at Thanksgiving you would make turkeys by tracing your hand on construction paper, and dress up as pilgrims and Indians to celebrate the early friendship of the new Americans and the natives that already lived in North America?

For forty years kindergartners in the Claremont Unified School district have done something similar, dressing up as pilgrims and Indians as one school visits another to share a feast.

Today, however, when the kids planned to meet for this tradition, due to the complaint of a single parent, the children’s parents were ordered to not allow their children to wear their hand-made costumes, and instead wear their school spirit shirts for the festivities.

The complaining parent, Michelle Reheja, claimed the event was “demeaning” and “inappropriate.” Whe wrote to the school board, “I’m sure you can appreciate the inappropriateness of asking children to dress up like slaves (and kind slave masters), or Jews (and friendly Nazis), or members of any other racial minority group who has struggled in our nation’s history.”

That’s right, this college professor claimed that a simple child’s depiction of the traditional tale of two peoples giving thanks over a shared meal was a stereotype that would never be allowed of other racial, ethnic or religious groups. “There is nothing to be served by dressing up as a racist stereotype,” she claimed.

When word got out that both the Condit and Mountain View campuses were going to be ordered to cancel the event by the school district, infuriated parents argued over the matter at a heated school board meeting. In the end, the decision was to hold the event, but without the costumes. A memo was sent out at the end of last week confirming the decision.

The parents, however, decided that political correctness wasn’t going to ruin the fun, or the lesson, for their children, and 90% of the parents dressed their kids up in the costumes anyhow.

In addition to sending their children to school in costume today, the parents also plan to keep their children home tomorrow, costing the district attendance funds to punish them for modifying the event in an apparent bowing down to a single politically correct parent.

One parent declared, “She’s not going to tell us what we can and cannot wear. We’re tired of [district officials] cowing down to people. It’s not right.”

During the event Michelle Reheja staged a protest outside with a dozen other University of California colleagues. They held signs, and shouted their anger, calling the parents of the children that dressed up, “haters.” At one point the protesters got into shouting matches with some parents.

The children did not know of the protest. They were inside, enjoying a Thanksgiving meal, and sharing with their classmates the opportunity to give thanks.

Internet Suicide Plays Out On Online Video

Abraham Biggs, a 19 year old from Florida, committed suicide on a video site called Justin.tv on Wednesday of last week. During the episode the people in the chat forum egged him on. The video continued to feed into the internet until police and medical personnel broke into Abraham Bigg’s room and blocked the camera.

The broadcaster expects the users to report any unsuitable content, and has therefore washed their hands of any wrong doing.

Investigators also have determined that none of the viewers are at fault criminally. They may have been cracking jokes in the forum as the teen was dying from an overdose of pills, but they didn’t kill the boy, they didn’t tell him to do it, and they didn’t believe it was real.

It is my opinion that the viewers had a duty to do whatever they could to stop it – but they didn’t – and each one of them had a part in Abraham Bigg’s death because all they did was watch, and do nothing.

Please note that I am not crying out for government regulation to make sure this never happens again. Government is not capable of preventing it from ever happening again. I am expecting individuals to take responsibility for their actions . . . or inaction, so that this happens rarely, and hopefully never again. Otherwise, we are opening ourselves up to said government intervention and control.

Published in: on November 26, 2008 at 1:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Walid Shoebat on World Reaction to Obama; Dr. Kenneth Hill on The Fairness Doctrine

Saturday Night http://www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalpistachio Political Pistachio Radio welcomed http://www.shoebat.com Walid Shoebat and http://www.assaultonliberty.com Dr. Kenneth Hill as guests on the highly acclaimed internet Blog Talk Radio show.

Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, and other Muslim countries and organizations are excited about an Obama Presidency, but Al Qaeda has responded in a negative tone. . . Why? And what is the fate of Israel in this new world of Obamaism? These answers, and more, are provided by Walid Shoebat on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalpistachio Political Pistachio Radio.

The Democrats are pushing to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine claiming it is about preserving the right of equal time for opinions on the airwaves. Dr. Kenneth Hill, however, says that the Fairness Doctrine is about “Shutting down the much more popular conservative programming that obviously resonates more with the American Public. . . this law is The Censorship Doctrine.”

Listen to the conversations on Political Pistachio Radio with Walid Shoebat and Dr. Kenneth Hill at www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalpistachio.

Published in: on November 24, 2008 at 4:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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Muslim and Israeli Reaction of Obama Election per Walid Shoebat, Fairness Doctrine per Kenneth Hill, Obama Birth Certificate per U.S. Constitution

Obama Presidency in the Eyes of the Muslims, and Israel; The Coming Fairness Doctrine


Tonight on Political Pistachio Radio after Founding Truth at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern: Walid Shoebat, former Palestinian Terrorist, joins us to explain why Muslims are happy about the Obama win, and why Israel is worried. Will we see vitriolic anti-Semitism in America?

And, also tonight, in the second hour of the show: Is the Fairness Doctrine coming? Will we see the sudden rise of an Orwellian America? Truth Squads? Thought Police? Political Censorship? Dr. Kenneth Hill will explain the real threats on the horizon, and how the Fairness Doctrine will open the door for all of them!

Catch it all tonight on the Political Pistachio Revolution – Conservative Commentary

Founding Truth Examines The Constitutional Questions Surrounding the Obama Birth Certificate Debate


Last Sunday on Political Pistachio Radio an explosive episode that has attracted thousands of listeners regarding Obama’s Birth Certificate aired. During that episode, a number of Constitutional questions arose from the relationship of the 14th amendment with Article 2 to who becomes president should Barack Obama be found to be ineligible.

Philip J. Berg’s case is heading to the Supreme Court, and the Obama Camp claims they have a Constitutional argument out of it. Do they? Did the 14th amendment change the meaning of Article 2? If Obama is in fact ineligible, who becomes president? Will there be a special election? What if the decision comes down before January 20th? What if the decision comes down after January 20th?

Tune in to Founding Truth tonight at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern to find out!

After the episode you may also go to Blog Talk Radio for the archive of the show.

In regards to Big Three Bailout, U.S. Senate Punts

Senate Takes The Coward’s Way Out When It Comes To Auto-Makers Bailout

Faced with a possibility of being unable to approve the $25 billion bailout plan for the big three auto-makers in the U.S., the United States Senate decided to punt.

U.S. automakers have had low sales, and have been producing products unable to compete with foreign competition. General Motors claims that without the bailout they will go into bankruptcy, and that will cause a tidal wave of economic troubles way beyond what we are currently experiencing.

The federal emergency loan plan, however, stalled in the Senate. The lawmakers in both parties are refusing to take the lead, fearful that the blame will land in their lap should the plan not work. Also, the more conservative Republicans are proclaiming it is a bad plan, just as the other bailout was, and want no part of sending this nation into a socialist direction more so than what it already has gone.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., killed the plans for a vote, and has proclaimed it is up to Bush’s team to act, now.

Many lawmakers in both parties believe that bankruptcy of the automobile manufacturing companies might be a better option, and more appropriate, since they have done little to complete with foreign competition, and adjust their products and work forces for the 21st century.

The Big Three have argued that bankruptcy would devastate their companies.

The plan to bailout the auto industry, in my opinion, is typical liberalism. Punish the successful while providing rewards for failure. The American auto industry has failed, and has refused to do what it takes to compete (coupled with the stringent government regulations of the industry, high fees, and tax structure). If the Big Three fail, other companies, like Toyota or Honda, will pick up the slack, pick up many of the workers, and see the opportunity for growth in the absence of the American vehicles. Then, perhaps, a new American company will form – one that has learned the lessons of the failed industry before it.

Will their failure add to the already difficult economic situation in America? Yes. But how will it help the economy if failed businesses are given the capital to continue in their failing ways?

Published in: on November 20, 2008 at 5:02 am  Leave a Comment  

De-Americanizing America

The De-Americanization of America

The United States of America was founded on the idea that we are all individuals. We became the land of opportunity where any individual in this nation may have the opportunity to succeed. But as much as you have the freedom to succeed, you have the freedom to fail, too.

Failure, however, is not to be rewarded. When someone fails, it is expected that they “pull themselves up by the bootstraps” and try, try again.

With the recent bailouts and promises of redistribution of wealth, the liberal dream of punishing success and rewarding failure seems to be coming into reality.

The “Big 3” American car makers are demanding a piece of the bailout pie for failing. They are hoping for a $25 billion bailout for producing substandard products, and mismanaging their corporations.

This is how the government seems to work. Tax punitively any company making a profit, and demonize them as greedy and evil, while writing big bailout checks to the losers because their failure just can’t be permitted.

Could you imagine if the car makers were making a profit, but the oil companies were failing? Would the automakers be villains, and would the government be cutting checks to the oil companies?

Rewarding failure, and penalizing success, is not the American way – and this socialization of American industries is nothing short of the De-Americanization of America.

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Also, read my article: Attacked by Protesting Gay Activists on my Carried By Christ blog.

Published in: on November 19, 2008 at 4:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Anarchy and Thuggery of the Gay Agenda

The Liberal Leftist Activist Homosexuals of the Gay Agenda: Anarchy and Thuggery

Today I received word that for the safety of the drivers of the big rigs all “Yes On 8” signs on the back of the trailers must be removed. Too many drivers are being attacked by supporters of “No On 8,” and in the latest incident a bottle was thrown at one of the drivers.

One of the arguments in support of Gay Marriage before Proposition 8 won in California was that it won’t affect those of you that have a moral obligation to attempt to preserve the sanctity of marriage. “Gays,” they said, “only want to have the opportunity to marry. It will not affect you, or your children.”

In California the voters approved Proposition 8 which amends the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Had Prop. 8 lost, the proponents of the proposition would have accepted it and planned for the next attempt through the voters to define marriage as between a man and a woman – and the Gay Community would have proclaimed victory and cried out that they had the will of the people on their side. . . but the homosexual community lost, and they became violent.

After church on Sunday, leaving the parking lot, on the sidewalk Gay Rights Activists slammed their hands on cars, screamed “haters” and profanity, and were flipping us off as we tried to pull out on the street.

Why has the Gay Agenda become an image of thuggery and anarchy?

Is it because Christians, Mormons, and other folks who support preserving traditional marriage, rejected justifying their immoral activity. The gays, who said that gay marriage would not affect us, have decided that either I denounce my faith and turn my back on thousands of years of Biblical teachings, or else I deserve to be painted with profane language, and injured through violent means.

Remind me again who the haters are?

I have not removed the “Yes On 8” sticker on the back of my rig but will out of respect to the company and their concern over the safety of the drivers – and I will place that “Yes On 8” sign/sticker on the back of my personal truck. I will not have my freedom of speech removed by a bunch of violent people bent on moving our society into a direction of degradation.

I would not expect an “Honesty Club” to be forced to admit liars into their ranks, so why should Gays be able to defile the Institution of Marriage, a union blessed by God? And why should I be forced by them to turn my back on my faith because of their violent tantrums?

Homosexuality is a wrong behavior, just as any other behavior (take your pick: lying, cheating, stealing, violent, disruptive, etc.) And it is a behavior that is having adverse affects on our society, and can cause harm to the development of children in our society by them being exposed to such activities.

Political Vindication also had their experiences with the Propostion 8 foes HERE, and have an interesting piece about Christians chased out of a neighborhood in San Francisco while a times trying to physically molest them in the process HERE, all the while shouting “Shame on you.”

Shame on us for trying to uphold moral values? Shame on you for trying to force your immorality upon society through violent force and thuggery.

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Luke 21:12 – . . . they will lay their hands on you and persecute you. . .

Luke 21:16-17 – You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.

Isaiah 5:20,21 – Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and prudent and shrewd in their own sight!

1 Timothy 4:1-3 – Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Romans 1:26-27 – For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

Micah 3:1-2 – Is it not for you to know justice? You who hate good and love evil.

Published in: on November 18, 2008 at 6:10 am  Leave a Comment  

Obama’s Birth Certificate

Why is Obama’s Birth Certificate Still An Issue? Why does the media not report on the lawsuits regarding the Issue?

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Published in: on November 17, 2008 at 4:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Bailouts For All!

Come One, Come All, The United States Government Is Offering Bailouts For All!

When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson asked Congress for $700 billion for distressed assets, the Democrats in Congress jumped with glee at the opportunity to expand government farther into the private sector, and ultimately into our individual lives. As far as Pelosi, and friends, are concerned, any intrusive, big government plan or program is good to them. Unfortunately, George W. Bush joined them in the approval of a massive socialist push into the American Economy, and ultimately, the nationalization of the Mortgage Industry.

The Democrats were excited about the opportunity to stick more government into your lives because they believe it is government’s obligation to “do for you.” They are like a nanny running around with giant pillows in their hands ready to throw them under your butt when you are ready to fall – unfortunately, in order to do that, your individual freedoms must be compromised, and the Capitalism that has made this nation so prosperous must be placed six feet under.

George W. Bush, though more reluctant in approving the bailout, used different reasoning than his liberal counterparts. His core belief system is not one of government control, I don’t believe, though he has proven not to be a fiscal conservative as evidenced by his ability to spend more than a drunken Democrat during the last eight years. His reasoning for the bailout, however, was coupled with the thought that without it, the economy would falter – AND – it would open up an opportunity to worldwide cooperation on an economic level. That’s right, Dubya did it for reasons akin to Globalism.

Now that the Congressional Democrats have experienced bailout fever, they desire to provide bailouts for everyone. The American Auto Industry, guilty of falling behind because they produce inferior products, is slated for a bailout. Credit companies are poised for assistance as well (so go out to dinner and charge it on the credit card! You may not have to pay the bill after all!). Even struggling cities like Atlanta and Philadelphia, all manned by left-of-center leadership, are begging for a piece of the bailout pie as well.

What is the lesson?

I guess it is okay to live beyond your means and finance your life up to your eyeballs – after all, if you can’t pay for what you promised to pay for, the government will come along and bail you out too. As for you folks that did the right thing and budgeted and did not over-extend your credit? Sorry, you are out of luck – dig deep into your pockets and pay your taxes so that all of the screw-ups can get a check from the government!

Now, I know on the surface many of you are ready to say that a bad economy is to blame for the perceived need of such a Marxist strategy. A roughed up economy, coupled with decreased consumer spending, I agree, played no small role. But, the real culprit across the board is bad management – in the industries affected, and in the government’s handling of regulatory intrusion, as well as the governmental demand to offer credit to folks that had no business getting it in the first place.

Capitalism is self adjusting. Over regulating (I didn’t say to strip all regulations, by the way, for those of you who think that de-regulation caused the problems) stifles the growth of business. Business growth needs to be encouraged, not punished with increased business taxes, increased capital gains taxes, and the existence of any estate taxes. Individual drive for success and business growth is what moves an economy, not government checks.

And before you proclaim that Barack Obama is above any notions of bailouts, remember that he wants to provide the ultimate bailout to the entire world in the form of his Global Poverty Bill which would redistribute the wealth from the ashamedly wealthy United States to the rest of the poor world in nations where they have refused to embrace the Capitalism that has made this nation prosperous in the first place.

If a progressive taxation against the successful, and redistributing such monies down to the “less fortunate” is such a great idea, then how come it has failed every time it has been attempted?

Change? The Liberal Left’s plans are nothing new. They are only a re-try of old, worn-out, failed policies that has sent us into recessions each time they were tried; and has destroyed other nations when they attempted to use such Marxist ideals.

Published in: on November 17, 2008 at 2:30 am  Leave a Comment