23 May 2012

Brett Kimberlin Is A Liar

Brett Kimberlin is also a terrorist, having set bombs to kill innocent people in Speedway, Indiana in 1978. Today, Kimberlin is still a cowardly bastard. If this guy was a Republican, the news media would be all over it. But no, he's a leftist prick, so the media ignores it, and the Maryland State Attorney for Montgomery County is letting him off the hook for his recent criminal actions. Here's a bit of the story.

Here's a little more.

So these cowards (Brett Kimberlin, Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser) can't take criticism, and are working to destroy the lives of their political opponents.  Such models of human decency, they are.  My two year old behaves better than this, and he's not even out of diapers yet.

How much lower than whale shit do you have to be to threaten a man's family and employer? 
Why is it that the sociopathic nutjobs always seem to come out from the left side of the political spectrum?
What has to happen before the Left cleans their house of these crackpots?

As others have said, this isn't about Left vs Right.  It's about Liberty vs Tyranny.  Remember to never be silenced, and never misplace your spine.  Stand for liberty.


22 May 2012

Rule #3: Learn What Money Is, What it Isn't, and What it Does.

I'm not sure if this rule is the third most important rule, but given the importance of money in our lives, I figured I should say something about it.  As Zig Ziglar says, "Money isn't everything, but it's reasonably close to oxygen."

Learn what money is, what it isn't, and what it does.


Money is a tool that acts as a neutral medium of exchange.  It also is a personality amplifier. 

Money is not the root of all evil, nor is the Bible correct when it says the love of money is the root of all evil.

Money makes you more of what you are.  If you're a giving person, money makes you a bigger giver.  If you're a miser, you become a bigger miser.  If you're foolish, money makes you more foolish.  If you're wise, money makes you wiser.

The exchange of money allows two people with very little in common to exchange the fruits of their labor.  A farmer can buy a new suit from a well-fed tailor.  That is the magic of money.

The curse of money is that it affects your emotional state.  It can change relationships.  "The borrower is slave to the lender."  Christmas feels different when your brother owes you a few thousand dollars.

Money, being a tool, means that people can use it as they wish.  Just as a firearm in the hands of a criminal can be used for evil, the same weapon in the hands of a mother defending her children can be used for good.  Free will (and thus sin) is the root of all evil.  Free will is also the root of all good.  Money can be used for both.  It can be used to bribe police to ignore crimes, or it can be used to set up endowments for the arts.

Remember that blaming your problems on money (your lack of, or someone else's abundance of) runs afoul Rule #2.

21 May 2012

Rule #2: The Problem With Your Life is You.

Yep, you heard that right.

The problem with your life is you.

It's not the rich man's fault you made bad decisions and paid $67,000 for a college degree in Aramaic Studies.
It's not the government's fault you can't find a job (although they want you to believe they can fix your life).
It's not the pro athlete's fault he makes $3 million a year and you're making minimum wage.
It's not your girlfriend's fault you stuck with her despite her continual cheating. 

It's your fault.

It's your fault you thought Aramaic Studies was something worth going into debt for.
It's your fault you aren't out offering to mow lawns and babysit and clean houses.
It's your fault you decided to stick with a job making minimum wage instead of bettering yourself and asking for a raise, or moving on to a higher-paying job.
It's your fault you fell for her rationalizations and excuses.

This is a big rule, because it means that YOU are responsible for YOUR LIFE.  Scary thought, I know.  And you'll find a majority of people don't believe this particular rule. Doesn't matter, it still holds true.

Rule 1 and Rule 2 are closely linked, but while Rule 1 focuses on the external, Rule 2 emphasizes the importance of personal action to better yourself.  Waiting for someone else to fix your life is a long wait.  There are people who have been waiting generations for someone else to fix their lives, and if their children's children don't come to learn this rule, those children will still be waiting when the sun goes nova.  Most politicians want you to believe that everything wrong with your life is someone else's fault, and they'll help you make it right.  Just vote them into power, and they'll take care of all the heavy lifting.  Marketers want you to believe that you can purchase that "thing" that's missing from your life to make it right. Just buy their newest gadget, and you too can have that rock-star lifestyle. 

Here's the truth: If you want your life changed, it is up to you to make it happen.   You have control of your life, so you are the one who gets to do all the hard work to make your life better. 

Rule 1: Never Expect Life to be Fair

I've decided to try and condense Workshop's Rules of Life so I can point my sons to them in the future and say "See why that didn't work?  You violated Rule 1."  The biggest problem I've had is ordering them.  But, this is probably the best and most important Rule, so deciding it was #1 was easy.

Never expect life to be fair.

There's always going to be someone smarter/faster/stronger/richer/etc. than you.  That's okay, because there are going to be times when you are smarter/faster/stronger/richer/etc. than someone else.

But if you expect life to be fair, you'll fall prey to the people who say they can make it fair.  Which they can only do by being decidedly UNFAIR to someone else.  If you accept the proposition that Life Should Be Fair, what you're really admitting is "Life should be fair to me and unfair to someone else."  Don't do that, because there are a lot more "someone elses" who will love to make life unfair for you.

That's not to say you shouldn't treat people fairly.  You should, and it is a great insight to another's character when you watch him act fair or unfair to others. There is room for the Golden Rule ("Treat others as you would have them treat you in their place."), and most ethical dilemmas can be solved quickly by applying that rule.  . Good business and common sense dictate that you should deal fairly with people, because that is the best way to keep customers and friends returning.  You can change the unlevel playing field with your preparations and skills and a good soil pulverizer.

But sometimes a driver is distracted and causes a traffic accident that makes you late for work, and you get in trouble for being late.  Not much you can do about it.  A coworker might steal your great idea.  That tells you what type of person he is, so avoid interacting with him in the future, because he's a backstabber.  A politician might promise to cure your financial ailments by taxing "the rich" more.  Which is a straight-out promise that the politician will treat the rich man less fairly than he says he'll treat you.  Don't worry, because the moment your vote doesn't matter, he'll sell you out to another group of people.

08 May 2012

Quote of the day

"Marxism is the nemesis of human achievement."

From the "DLTDHYOTWO" Files

Senator Lugar has lost his primary.

Good riddance.

Lugar hasn't endorsed his primary opponent in Mourdock's future run against Joe Donnely in November.  Might have something to do with the fact that Lugar couldn't vote for himself, since he's lived in Washington DC for so long.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

03 May 2012

Yep, called it.

So Chen Guangcheng was pretty much abandoned by US officials, leaving him at the mercy of Chinese authorities.  

You cannot negotiate from a position of strength when you have to bow to your master.

The State Department and Hillary Clinton should be ashamed of themselves.  But they won't be.