Category Archives: Hypocrisy Alert

NFL Bans Commercial About a Man Willing to Defend His Family

Yes, the NFL is becoming a hotbed of hypocrisy. They are banning a commercial that shows a veteran who talks about doing whatever it takes to protect his family. Apparently, since the commercial is suggesting the man might actually use guns in the process, this is too much for the politically correct NFL. Never mind that more people die from alcohol abuse than from guns every year and there are more beer commercials during football than actual football action.

The problem is that the NFL is trying not to get political, but in the process, they are becoming political. You cannot not take a stand. You are either for our rights given to us in the Constitution, or you are opposed to them. No middle ground.

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Obama and the Staged Faint

I was really surprised when I watched this video at the number of people who have fainted while Obama was speaking. Apparently, what happened earlier in the week is not uncommon. It’s so common that even Hilary has joined in to use the “staged faint” in order to show “compassion.”

That is sad that they have to stage events so that we know they really care. If their actions were worthy of the label compassion, they wouldn’t need to stage these events. I could be wrong on the staging of these faints… but I don’t think so.

Watch for yourself, and you decide. (Hattip: Alysa.)

UPDATE: Lady Patriots details how you can spot that this was faked. If you know where to look  and when, you can see hand signals going back and forth between the woman who is going to faint and someone off camera. Click here to read more.

Allen West on Obama’s Disparaging Comments About Small Businesses

The uproar over Obama’s remarks concerning small businesses continues to proceed. I wrote about it yesterday. Hopefully, this will help wake up America from running on auto-pilot so that they see the need to turn this president out of office.

Leave it to Allen West to put it succinctly:

By the President’s logic, you have not earned your success and only government has made your success possible. Therefore, government should be able to decide what fruits of your success you get to keep. That’s why the President’s campaign is based entirely on class warfare, demonizing successful Americans and redistributing wealth. President Obama’s policies haven’t just failed, they are dangerous. The President will only continue to make matters worse for Americans of all incomes, ages, gender, race and religion. Watch and share this video.

I hope West gets the VP nod. He would be a great addition to the Romney campaign. I understand that Romney may be announcing his VP soon. It will take the attention off the current lie of the day coming from our president about how Romney is a felon because Romney left Bain Capital when Obama says so, not when Romney, the Security and Exchanges Commission or the Washington Post says so. In other words, the liar and chief is going to repeat this lie so many times that the people, who given no thought at all, will think it is the truth.

It is not as if those records by the SEC are not open, unlike Obama’s income tax returns, documents concerning Fast and Furious, his college transcripts, and anything else of interest concerning Mr. President. Remember, he said his administration would be the most open administration in history, but he continues to keep every thing closed. He lied again.

The Church Is God’s People, Not Anything Found in Nature

I saw this bilge on Facebook and made the simple point that the true church is not nature, a place or a building, but the people of God who are redeemed by Jesus Christ. OK, I wasn’t as clear in my responses to that photo on FB, after all, it was FB, the hallowed ground of random thoughts and random responses.

I get the idea of the shot. The one that posted it prefers to be outdoors, worshipping nature because nature is so beautiful. The problem with this is that is it nothing short of pure idolatry. The moment you worship nature, which is what the statement is indicating, is the moment you enter into breaking the First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods besides Me (YHWH is speaking).” Worshipping God’s creation is breaking of that commandment for we are to worship the Creator only.

One of the respondents tried to make the claim that they felt “closer to God” while in such spots than anywhere else. This should send up red flags for every believer in Christ. The moment we start letting our feelings dictate our beliefs and actions is the moment we move from Sola Scriptura to Solo Scriptura… in other words, idolatry and heresy. Our faith is to be built upon God’s word, not our feelings.

I love spending time out in God’s creation as well. But never is that “my church,” or any church at all. God’s creation is God’s creation. We can applaud Him, as Psalm 19 says we should do, but never should we worship the beauty of God’s creation. That is idolatry.

The second problem with this statement, as if the first one wasn’t enough, is that it is based upon the idea that we can worship God apart from His word. True worship of the Triune God is always, and let me stress, alway based upon God’s word being proclaimed. It is not based upon our feelings, something we see, or something we think. It must always come in conjunction with God’s word, the declaration of truth, and our response to that Truth in our adoration of Jesus Christ and Him alone.

I know that many Christians will claim to worship God because of His creation. But again, true worship must always be with His word, not creation. The pastor doesn’t proclaim creation. He proclaims God’s truth. It is through God’s truth proclaimed that the sinner comes to know Christ and is saved by Him. It is through this proclamation that the believer is fed spiritually. It is through the word that we are rebuked, encouraged, and built up so that we may do the work of the ministry. It is only when the word has been proclaimed that true worship has occurred.

Creation, as awe inspiring as it may be, cannot bring this about. This happens only in the true church, where those who have been redeemed by Christ, gather to hear His word proclaimed. In fact, the only place true worship ever takes place is among the people of God, for only those redeemed by the blood of Christ, have any right to enter into the presence of God. All others, have His wrath resting on them and are not admitted into His presence because they enter through the broad road to destruction and apart from the only Mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ.

Yes, they may “feel” close to god in their own estimation. But they are far and distant from the living and true God of Creation. His children know better than to look to His creation and … worship. For we are to worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, not their creation.

Hypocrisy Alert: Jimmy Carter Takes Another Stab at Trying to Be Relevant

Jimmy Carter, the ex president, is still trying to be relevant. This time, he is calling on all his Baptist brethren to come together under a covenant that seeks to unify all Baptist. (Read here.) The problem is that he really isn’t all the interested in unity since he didn’t call on any Baptist who are members of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Georgian native Jimmy Carter convened a major meeting of several Baptist groups at an event in Atlantafor an initiative he developed called the New Baptist Covenant.

The three day event, titled “The New Baptist Covenant II,” featured several speakers and issues, concluding their proceedings last Saturday.

In his speech before those gathered at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and those watching via streaming video, Carter stressed the need for unity.

As the creator of the New Baptist Covenant, Carter sought to make “a positive, non-exclusive program of sharing the Gospel of Christ” that lacked “the legalistic interpretation of Scripture.”

That last line that was quoted means: “we don’t want anyone who actually believes the Bible.” It is really hard to take this man seriously when he shoots for unity, but ignores the biggest Protestant denomination in the country. By doing so, he shows his absolute ignorance of believers.

Many people do this. They believe that since there are so many denominations that there is no unity. But the unity believers have is not found in us. It is found in Christ. He is the One that unites believers. Those who belong to Him are unified because of the relationship we have through Christ. We do have our differences of opinions. Jesus isn’t calling us to be monolithic in our beliefs. What He is calling us to is faith in Him, and it is through this faith that we are united.

Since Carter spends so much time and effort distancing himself from what Scripture says, then he will never understand this. If he wants to be truly relevant, then he needs to look to Christ and His word for that relevancy. He will not find it in calling for fake and silly covenants.

A Clear Understanding of the Left

What is amazing is that no matter how much their bias towards the right is presented before the public, those on the left continue in their accusations of the right regarding the shooting in Tuscon, AZ. You would begin to think that the constant exposure would be enough to silence them, but they press on in their idiocy.

Here is this from Foxnews:

On Sunday, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank defended an earlier column of his in which he wrote that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck should still be held accountable for inspiring gunman Loughner and others to violence.

Appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Milbank said: “Both are finally being held to account for recklessly playing with violent images in a way that is bound to incite the unstable.”

But that stance simply ignores the truth, said Tim Graham, director of media analysis at the conservative Media Research Center.

“Facts are secondary,” he said. “I think that liberals are invested in story line of Oklahoma City — incivility leading to Oklahoma City– (and) they’re going to try to do it again with Obama.”

Milbank’s remarks on CNN stem from his Washington Post column from Jan. 11, in which he wrote: “While the accusations sometimes go too far — there’s no evidence that either Palin or Beck inspired the Tucson suspect — the heat is well deserved. Both are finally being held to account for recklessly playing with violent images in a way that is bound to incite the unstable.”

Citing no evidence on the CNN program, Milbank said Palin and Beck deserve to be in the hot seat.

“It probably wasn’t a driver in this case—we don’t know for sure—but it’s a driver in so many other cases,” Milbank said.

When asked by CNN host Howard Kurtz whether it was fair to hold a talk show host responsible for what some violent or perhaps unbalanced person does because they like a media personality, Milbank replied: “Yes, Howie, in the aggregate … [they] need to worry about that fraction of 1 percent who just might be driven over the edge.”

This is there attempt to lay blame simply in terms of silencing anyone on the right. As in, “if its possible that what you say, espouse or believe might lead to someone committing horrendous acts of murder, especially when there is no evidence that the two are related, then you need to shut up… or ‘be civil’ as we on the left like to say.”

What they are saying, as those in the Nanny State love to say, is: if someone gets hurt, then we must make a law to stop anyone else from getting hurt, and prosecute anyone who opposes our own view as co-conspirators. See the next cartoon for that one.

I really love the part about spoons and Oprah.

The Gunman Is To Blame In Arizona Tragedy

Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethic and Public Policy Center in Washington, called the comments by Krugman, Durbin, and other liberals “sickening.”

“People were taking a terrible human tragedy and using it as a political club, and there wasn’t even a moratorium of 24 hours, or even 24 minutes,” said Wehner.

Sadly, it didn’t take long for those on the left to start trying to link Jerry Lee Loughner to people like Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and the Tea Party Movement. Loughner is the 22-year-old man who gunned down a federal judge, 8 others and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords is still in critical condition and with our prayers and the best medical treatment available, she should recover. (Above quote found here and here).

I knew the moment that I began reading about this gunman on Saturday that the left would try to pin the shooting on the right. Never mind the fact that this guy reads Karl Marx and idolizes Hitler, both socialists and leftist. The blame-game that the Democratic party relishes in started immediately. They are so accustomed to laying blame that they could not wait until some true facts were brought about. To try and link a nutcase and his actions is nuts in itself because we cannot control anyone other than ourselves.

Loughner truly believe in mind control and thought he was the one in control. He was. But only of his own actions. Let me clue you in: the one responsible for the shooting deaths of those on Saturday was the shooter, not anyone on the Left or the Right. Yes, Loughner read Mein Kampf, but that does not mean that Hitler is responsible for the death of the federal judge. Loughner is.

I know those on the left are itching to turn this into a political football. But to so means that they need to look at themselves as well. The moment that one of them screams for gun control is the moment we need to turn it back on them, and say that if you are going to scream for gun control, are you willing to ban all the books that Loughner read as well? Are you willing to ban those ideas that he fixated upon as he concocted his crime?

Guns are not to blame for what took place on Saturday. As much as I would like to lay blame on political ideas, they are not what caused the shooting spree. Loughner and Loughner alone is to blame. Not his childhood, his parents, his schooling, his lack of social skills, his lack of income, his eating habits, etc. He was the gunman, he is a killer, he needs to be dealt with accordingly.

UPDATE: Check out Neil’s post on this subject as well, here. Neil’s blog has the following and much more concerning the left’s hypocrisy:

This is just the latest excuse by the left to avoid making their case. Once again they can’t actually connect the violence to anyone on the right so they ask to be given a pass.

  • They couldn’t prove the Bush memos were real, but wanted to stick with the story anyway. This was the genesis of “fake but accurate.”
  • They couldn’t deny that Joe Stack (who flew his plane into an IRS bldg.) quoted the Communist manifesto favorably and disliked George Bush, but labeled him the “Tea Party terrorist” anyway.
  • They couldn’t deny that Richard Poplawski’s only connection to Glenn Beck was that he was disappointed in Beck’s debunking of a conspiracy theory he believed in. They continue to suggest Poplawski was a fan.
  • They couldn’t deny that Pentagon shooter J. Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat and a 9/11 Trutherwho disliked Bush, but they wanted him to be a Tea Partier as well.
  • They couldn’t deny that Clay Duke was a leftist inspired by a left-wing movie produced during the Bush years, so they mostly said nothing at all.

I’m leaving out a bunch more. The census worker’s death who was blamed on the right, but which turned out to be suicide. The “right-wing” shooter at the Holocaust museum who turned out to hate Christianity and Fox News.

Also see the following story from Byron York. He writes about the hypocrisy of journalists urging caution after the shooting at Ft. Hood, but were quick to lay blame for Saturday’s shooting at the feet of Sarah Palin.

In Tucson, Arizona, a 22 year-old man named Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a political event, gravely wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, killing a federal judge and five others, and wounding 18.  In the hours after the attack, little was known about Loughner beyond some bizarre and largely incomprehensible YouTube postings that, if anything, suggested he was mentally ill.  Yet the network that had shown such caution in discussing the Ft. Hood shootings openly discussed the possibility that Loughner was inspired to violence by…Sarah Palin.  Although there is no evidence that Loughner was in any way influenced by Palin, CNN was filled with speculation about the former Alaska governor.

I was hoping to hear Rush today on this issue but I wasn’t able to listen. Here is what he posted on his web site:

RUSH: What an embarrassing weekend it has been for the media.  I mean, utterly, childishly, silly embarrassing.  I knew it was going to happen the minute I heard about the shooting. I got on the horn with some people, said, “You wait. It’s in the template. It’s gonna follow.”  So predictable, so childish, so immature, and it has led to a number of people making abject fools of themselves. The Sheriff of Pima County has made a fool of himself.  I don’t know if he knows it yet or not.  Most in the State-Controlled Media, the Drive-By Media, are illustrating why we call them “the Drive-By Media.” They are literally making fools of themselves to take an incident like this and to try to turn it into a political advantage by accusing people that have nothing whatsoever to do with this sordid, unfortunate event, as accomplices to murder.  It’s silly on its face.

I hope no one buys into this garbage by the MSM. They are doing just what Rush said, fitting this into their template for their own political advantage. Sickening.

Sarah Palin Reminds us of Obama’s 57 States

Sarah Palin made the news the other day by accidentally saying that we needed to stand with our allies North Korea. She had already stated in the interview that our allies are South Korea, and she even corrected herself after she made the gaffe. But alas, the news media had to go to town on it by saying that she was clueless about foreign policy. So Sarah, being the fighter that she is, wrote the following paragraph using Obama’s misstatements, most of which we have never heard because the media never reports anything negative like that with the anointed one.

My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…

Yes, those are the actual words of our beloved president, who couldn’t put two sentences together if the teleprompter were to die on him. And they call Sarah unqualified. But alas, this is how it is when the media is nothing more than a lap dog for the president, an ugly mongrel lap dog. (Yes, I know, I’m not being fair to mongrels.)

What is fun about all this is seeing Palin thump the media between the eyes. They are missing it of course. Too blinded by their own ideology.  You can read Palin’s entire post here.

Dingbat of the House — Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is now saying that the “Word” is what informs her policy making decisions. Apparently, Jesus was all about abortions, including partial-birth abortions. You can go here to see the video of her pontificating about the “Word.”

She really doesn’t say anything at all worth listening to. Her reference to Christ is nothing more than an attempt to justify her position in her wickedness. I liken her to those who Christ’s says, will say, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and cast out demons in your name?” She is saying, “Lord, Lord, did we not commit partial-birth abortions is your name?”

Such an atrocity shall not go unnoticed. He will say to the same to her as he does those false prophets, “Depart from Me, I never knew you.” It’s obvious from her blathering, that she neither knows nor is known by Christ. I hope this changes. But given her venture of into theological mumblings, that change has not come about yet.

Helping Democrats Understand the Arizona Law

I love this. Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona put together this wonderful little video to remind the Dems that reading is good. In fact, it makes the point that perhaps they should read the Arizona Law that they have been criticizing so much about illegal immigration before they actually criticize it. This really needs to be listed under hypocrisy alert and ignorance alert. AS my father has told me over the years, the most costly commodity we have in this country is ignorance.