If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed

Funny how the parallels between Obama and Hitler keep lining up, isn’t it? First there was the adage that “Hitler gave good speeches too” and now Obama seems to be embracing the philosophy behind the Hitler quote I used as the title for this post.

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed…

“I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.”

“administration has inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit” for fiscal 2009.

Now lets look at the facts- the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the actual deficit for 2009 will be around $2 trillion, which means that Obama nearly doubled the deficit his first year in office.

If you inflate the budget enough, its not that difficult to then halve it. Interestingly enough, the CBO also estimated that the deficit spending Obama will incur is more than double that which would have occurred if he had kept spending and taxation at the Bush administration’s levels… and that’s including the additions of the $787 billion stimulus bill, and the $140 billion omnibus spending bill.

So even though technically his statement is ture, it is also misleading enough to make people think that he is doing something about the deficits… hes not, check out this graph:obama budget deficts

 So even if he DOES cut it in half, his deficits will still be larger than those of Bush- who he blames for everything from the economy, to a bad hair day.

Furthermore, CBO estimated that his budget will have HUGE effects after he leaves office, racking up $9.3 trillion in deficits from 2010- 2019, and accumulating $4.8 trillion in interest over the next 10 years. That means that in 2019, 82% of our Gross Domestic Product will go to pay down our deficit spending.

Which reminds me, CBO’s report also indicated that the national debt during Obama’s term will go from $7 trillion to $12 trillion, with 250 billion on interest each year.

While technically, Obama was telling the truth, he did it in a very misleading and dishonest way- acting as if this deficit halving actually meant something, and that Bush did much worse than he will… not true. You cannot mislead the American people that way, especially not when there is a place like WordPress where I can tell you all about Obama’s lies!

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Science & God

In anticipation of the movie’s release on Friday, I decided to read Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons again the other night. While reading it, I was once again struck with the idea that God is in everything, and it takes a truly blind person to not see HIM in every person, plant, animal, and atom on Earth. A passage from the book makes this abundantly clear, and I wanted to share it:

To the Illuminati, and to those of science, let me say this. You have won the war.

The wheels have been in motion for a long time. Your victory has been inevitable. Never before has it been as obvious as it is at this moment. Science is the new god.
Medicine, electronic communications, space travel, genetic manipulation… these are the miracles about which we now tell our children. These are the miracles we herald as proof that science will bring us the answers. The ancient stories of immaculate conceptions, burning bushes, and parting seas are no longer relevant. God has become obsolete. Science has won the battle. We concede.
But science’s victory has cost every one of us. And it has cost us deeply.
Science may have alleviated the miseries of disease and drudgery and provided an array of gadgetry for our entertainment and convenience, but is has left us in a world with out wonder. Our sunsets have been reduced to wavelengths and frequencies. The complexities of the universe have been shredded into mathematical equations. Even our self-worth as human beings has been destroyed. Science proclaims that Planet Earth and its inhabitants are a meaningless speck in the grand scheme. A cosmic accident. Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone. We are bombarded with violence, division, fracture, and betrayal. Skepticism has become a virtue. Cynicism and demand for proof has become enlightened thought. Is it any wonder that humans now feel more depressed and defeated than they have at any point in human history? Does science hold anything sacred? Science looks for answers by probing our unborn fetuses. Science even presumes to rearrange our own DNA. It shatters God’s world into smaller and smaller pieces in quest of meaning… and all it finds is more questions.
The ancient war between science and religion as over. You have won. But you have not won fairly. You have not won by providing answers. You have won by so radically reorienting our society that the truths we once saw as signposts now seem inapplicable. Religion cannot keep up. Scientific growth is exponential. It feeds on itself like a virus. Every new breakthrough opens doors for new breakthroughs. Mankind took thousands of years to progress from the wheel to the car. Yet only decades from the car into space. Now we measure scientific progress in weeks. We are spinning out of control. The rift between us grows deeper and deeper, and as religion is left behind, people find themselves in a spiritual void. We cry out for meaning. And believe me, we do cry out. WE see UFOs, engage in channeling, spirit contact, out-of-body experiences, mindquests — all these eccentric ideas have a scientific veneer, but they are unashamedly irrational. They are the desperate cry of the modern soul, lonely and tormented, crippled by its own enlightenment and its inability to accept meaning in anything removed from technology.
Science, you say, will save us. Science, I say, has destroyed us. Since the days of Galileo, the church has tried to slow the relentless march of science, sometimes with misguided means, but always with benevolent intention. Even so, the temptations are too great for man to resist. I warn you, look around yourselves. The promises of science have not been kept. Promises of efficiency and simplicity have bred nothing but pollution and chaos. We are a fractured and frantic species… moving down a path of destruction.
Who is this God science? Who is the God who offers his people power but no moral framework to tell you how to use that power? What kind of God gives a child fire but does not warn the child of its dangers? The language of science comes with no signposts about good and bad. Science textbooks tell us how to create a nuclear reaction, and yet they contain no chapter asking us if it is a good or a bad idea.
To science, I say this. The church is tired. We are exhausted from trying to be you sign posts. Our resources are drying up from our campaign to be the voice of balance as you plow blindly on in your quest for smaller chips and larger profits. We ask not why you will not govern yourselves, but how can you? Your world moves so fast that if you stop even for an instant to consider the implications of your actions, someone more efficient will whip past you in a blur. So you move on. You proliferate weapons of mass destruction, but it is the Pope who travels the world beseeching leaders to use restraint. You clone living creatures, but it is the church reminding us to consider the moral implications of our actions. You encourage people to interact on phones, video screens, and computers, but it is the church who opens its doors and reminds us to commune in person as we were meant to do. You even murder unborn babies in the name of research that will save lives. Again, it is the church who points the fallacy of that reasoning.
And all the while, you proclaim the church is ignorant. But who is more ignorant? The man who cannot define lightning, or the man who does not respect its awesome power? This church is reaching out to you. Reaching out to everyone. And yet the more we reach, the more you push us away. Show me proof there is a God, you say. I say use your telescopes to look to the heavens, and tell me how there could not be a God! You ask what does God look like. I say, where does that question come from? The answers are one and the same. Do you not see God in you science? How can you miss Him! You proclaim that even the slightest change in the force of gravity or the weight of an atom would have rendered our universe a lifeless mist rather than our magnificent sea of heavenly bodies, and yet you fail to see God’s hand in this? Is it really so much easier to believe that we simply chose the right card from a deck of billions? Have we become so spiritually bankrupt that we would rather believe in mathematical impossibility than in a power greater than us?
Whether or not you believe in God, you must believe this. When we as a species abandon our trust in the power greater than us, we abandon our sense of accountability. Faith… all faiths… are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable… With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. If the outside world could see this church as I do… looking beyond the ritual of these walls… they would see a modern miracle… a brotherhood of imperfect, simple souls wanting only to be a voice of compassion in a world spinning out of control.
Are we obsolete? Are these men dinosaurs? Am I? Does the world really need a voice for the poor, the weak, the oppressed, the unborn child? Do we really need souls like these who, though imperfect, spend their lives imploring each of us to read the signposts of morality and not lose our way?
Tonight we are perched on a precipice. None of us can afford to be apathetic. Whether you see this evil as Satan, corruption, or immorality, the dark force is alive and growing every day. Do not ignore it. The force, though mighty, is not invincible. Goodness can prevail. Listen to your hearts. Listen to God. Together we can step back from this abyss.

Why kick a dead dog?

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh on my way to take my Biology final (eww), and he made a very interesting point about the Democrats. They keep saying that they are in control now, and that the Republican party is dead and destroyed, yet they spend the majority of their time waffling on and on about us! They are constantly attacking conservatives who are in a position to influence the people of America, from Sarah Palin, to Bobby Jindal! They try to recast the Tea Parties as wacko redneck extremists, and undermine our veteransby accusing them of being “dangerous” to our nation. So if Republicans and Conservatives are dead, and no one believes in their principles, why are they paying soo much attention to us?

A) WE AREN’T DEAD!!!!

Obviously the Tea Parties showed Democrats and Liberals that we will no longer be silent, and that we are fed up with their wasteful spending and radical agendas! But the Tea Parties also did something else…

B) THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED!!!!

By standing up and giving a voice to the people of America, the Republicans and Conservatives frankly scared the crap out of the Dems. By organizing a n enormous grassroots campaign against their policies, the Republicans showed Democrats that while they might have won the battle for the Presidency, we are far from giving up and letting them do whatever they want to our nation. We are fighting back, and we will continue to fight back! And they know it; they are scared to death of the Conservative movement, and instead of talking about what they want to do with America, they spend all their time trying to demonize the right side of the aisle.

This makes me smile 🙂

The Democrats know they are in for some trouble in 2010, and personally I can’t wait to give ’em some!