Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I came across this very interesting movie called "Zeitgeist" that really got me thinking. It's a very powerful movie that talks about some very serious subjects that effect all of us. (like God, Government, and money)

Here is a bit of what the movie is about from a website I found:

Zeitgeist The Movie is a film by Peter J. exploring the relationship between Christianity, the September 11 attacks and the Federal Reserve Bank. It was released in 2007 on Google Video and is available for free distribution.

Divided into three parts, (Part I: “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, Part II: “All The World’s A Stage”, and Part III: “Don’t Mind The Men Behind The Curtain”), Zeitgeist is designed to prompt the audience into questioning their own beliefs on the subjects of US involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Christian theology, the Federal Reserve System, and the decreasing status of personal freedoms in the United States of America due to introductions of laws and organizations such as The Department of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act.

Here is the website with more info on the movie:


Here is the website associated with the movie:


And here is a link where you can download the movie (free!!) for you to watch, think about, discuss, and pass along:


Please pass this along to others so that more people can check it out.

Even if you don't agree with everything this movie has to say... it still has much for you to consider.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Keith Olbermann - hate monger

Keith Olbermann never misses a chance to stoop to the typical liberal hate mongering. Once again he takes the low road by making ad hominem attacks on conservatives for no reason other than they are not ultra-liberal like he is.

Why MSNBC allows Olbermann to tarnish their journalistic reputation with unprofessional op ed programming is a mystery deserving of investigating. (never mind, it's obvious... they love the money to be gained from Olbermann's never-ending promotion of the liberal agenda)

It's sad to see that MSNBC condones the way Olbermann hurls insults at anyone not of his beloved liberal Democrat persuasion.

Why won't someone show an ounce of integrity and say that Olbermann is out of line when he does things like call Ann Coulter "Coultergeist"?

Where is Tim Russert, Dan Abrams, Brian Williams, etc when Olbermann stoops to the grade-school level as he did when he used words like "stupid" and "liar" in reference to Glenn Beck?

Why is it ok for Olbermann to go to such extreme unprofessional lengths when all Glenn Beck did was make an incorrect comment about Lewis "Scooter" Libby? Beck didn't make his comment on purpose, it was an honest mistake when he said that Libby went to jail when the truth is that Libby missed out on his jail sentence by means of President Bush commutating that sentence. It's not as if Beck said Libby wasn't convicted or some other untrue statement... he only got a minor point wrong while trying to make a larger point.

But Olbermann decided that this gaff deserved public ridicule, and he misused his show by turning it into a bully pulpit to abuse people who don't agree with him & his biased viewpoint.

And he did the same offensive behavior by calling Ann Coulter a name, simply because he doesn't agree with an idea in her new book.

If Ann Coulter believes that Jesus intended for Christianity to perfect the Jews that's her right to say so. It by no means makes her anti-semitic as Olbermann declared on his show. Although I don't totally agree with that idea being forwarded by Coulter, I have to admit that it's a concept worth debating.

Reputable religious scholars agree that Jesus wasn't trying to start a NEW religion with his teachings but trying to take Judaism on a new path. That was what made him dangerous to those in power at the time. A new religion wouldn't have threatened their power base the way a new version of the existing Judaism would have done. So, what Coulter offers is possibly as legitimate a description of what Jesus had in mind as any version of Christianity offers today.

For Olbermann to insult Coulter for what she believes is totally in opposition to the concept of Free Speech.

And for MSNBC to condone Olbermann when he acts in such an obviously biased manner while exhibiting offensively unprofessional behavior is just another example of why MSNBC is no better than Fox News.

Such obvious pandering to the liberal agenda on the Public Airwaves should never be tolerated.

Ben Affleck - "actor/activist", or just "hypocrite" ?

I like Ben Affleck as an actor, really. But I don't think he should be trying to pass himself off as a credible commentator of politics.

It bugs me when celebrities try to push their opinions on the public, as if their status in our society means their opinions matters more than the "average joe".

I'm not saying they don't have a right to voice their opinions, I just don't feel they should be using their celebrity to influence people like it's being done most of the time.

I have no problem with celebrities using their status to help a worthy cause, but I think it's an abuse for them to use their celebrity to sway public opinion on political issues.

It's one thing to have Michael J. Fox raise public awareness and/or raise funds on the topic of stem cell research... it's another thing for the Dixie Chicks to publicly offer their opinion of the President to the people attending their concert.

People look up to actors, musicians, athletes, and other celebrities - it's not proper to use that enhanced public perception to promote a particular political party.

I go to a movie, concert, sporting event, etc to see a performance... I don't want to be told how I should think on an issue when I came to be entertained.

It's nice that these people have opinions, I just don't care to hear them. A celebrity's opinion shouldn't matter more than mine, and when celebrities use their status to influence people it's not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they created the way our Government does business.

That's why they set up the system to prevent the domination of large states/cities over the smaller states and/or towns in this country.

It's in the spirit of that concept that celebrities shouldn't use their status to influence our decisions.

But even beyond that idea, another reason I oppose this behavior is because far too often the celebrities aren't following through with their comments. It's hypocritical (even offensive) for someone to tell me what I should be doing when they aren't doing the same.

Which brings me to Ben Affleck.

I haven't read anything of his recent actions, but I know that Ben Affleck hasn't had a good track record of voting. The Smoking Gun reported how Affleck had voted in only 1 election over a ten year period, and failed to vote during the 2000 Presidential election - even though he travelled the country with Al Gore trying to promote voting among young people.

Anyone remember Paris Hilton when she joined Sean "P. Diddy" Combs in his "Citizen Change" campaign? In case you missed it, Paris (along with Ludacris, 50 Cent, and others) was photographed wearing a "Vote or Die" t-shirt for ads to promote voting. The problem was that not only didn't Paris or Ludacris vote, they didn't even register so they could vote! (to his defense, 50 Cent has an excuse - he is not allowed to vote, being a convicted fellon)

What is the point of promoting a cause if you don't follow what you expect of others?

There are serious issues for potential voters to consider before they vote next... it's an insult to the process if hypocritical people influence our decisions?

MSNBC should have chosen a better person instead of Affleck to have on Hardball with Chris Matthews... but what else do you expect from a biased network like MSNBC? Of course they'll put anyone who promotes the liberal agenda they love so much - regardless of a simple fact that the person they put on air to talk about politics doesn't even vote.

Jimmy Carter and "Glass Houses"

I'm not a total fan of this current Administration, but I have to speak up when a hypocrite opens his big mouth as Jimmy Carter has done. (once again!)

Jimmy Carter has some nerve talking about this Administration the way he does. All anyone has to do is examine his Administration to find many examples of blunders far surpassing what he feels this President & Vice President have done.

I commend Carter for his humanitarian efforts with Habitat for Humanity and what he has done through the Carter Center, but his legacy will be that of a man who tarnished the reputation of the Off ice of the President of the United States of America.

What Carter did to this Country is far worse than what is going on now. His failed policies caused so much harm that it resulted in the worst defeat by an incumbent President ever. His comments about Heads of State ranging from Clinton and George W. Bush to Tony Blair and even Israeli Prime Ministers demean the Office he once held as well as discredit his good points.

Tucker Carlson rightfully points out how hypocritical it was of Carter to blast Cheney for not serving in the military, considering how Carter pardoned the many draft dodgers who fled to Canada rather than serve in Viet Nam.

Chris Matthews was correct (am I really saying that?) when he stated that Carter should make a speech about what he feels are mistakes of the current foreign policy rather than make these tabloid-like comments in a hit-and-run fashion.

Lynne Cheney commented on how these public comments by Carter seem to come at a time when Carter has a new book for sale. That's improper for Carter to use his former position to get publicity from inappropriate comments so that he can sell more books.

Jimmy Carter has the right to express his opinions... but it's pathetic for him to use his former position & his reputation to forward the liberal agenda by spouting partisan rhetoric.

When Carter does things this way it only makes him look like a bitter old man who is still upset over losing his bid for re-election. The result is as someone described previously: Jimmy Carter is proving himself to be ever more increasingly irrelevant in today's world.

Carter's policies were terrible. The economy suffered double-digit inflation, there were very high interest rates, oil shortages, high unemployment and slow economic growth, with price inflation causing interest rates to rise to unprecedented levels.

Compare how bad the economy was under Carter with how well it's doing today. That's enough to discredit Carter's declaration of this Administration being "the worst" in history. But when you add in how Carter gave away the Panama Canal with other foreign policy disasters like what happened in Iran & Afghanistan and it's very clear that Carter is a pot trying to call the kettle black.

Jimmy Carter should have listened to the wise saying of "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" - if he had then he wouldn't come off looking so foolish.