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Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Monday, February 23, 2015

A 5-Minute History Lesson: Jihad v. Crusades

You'd think anyone with a few synapses firing off in their head could figure out there's a huge difference between the Dark-Middle Ages Crusades and 21st Century Jihad - which have continually been happening since the founding of Islam in the 7th Century...But that's a lot to ask of 21st Century Liberals.

So, lets see if a visual presentation helps.



Not only have the Crusades disappeared, but they didn't even start until centuries after the Muslim Jihad against the west was in full swing.

Hat-tip to Tony.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

George Washington's Birthday

George Washington is the 'Irreplaceable Man' in American history. It's doubtful the Colonials could have survived the Revolutionary War without his generalship, and even more unlikely the Constitution would have survived as a federal system without Washington's presidential leadership. Equally impressive is the fact he didn't allow himself to become 'King of America' (which he could have had he wished, and would have been welcomed by many Americans). This is the ultimate testament to him as a man and a believer in America...As such, he should not only be recognized as the 'father of his country,' but also as the 'greatest American.' 

I make note of America's holidays, but you should notice President's Day wasn't memorialized here - it was mocked, because I do not recognize it as a legitimate holiday...The birthdays of Washington and Lincoln should never have been obliterated, creating a single holiday for all of America's presidents. 


Washington and Lincoln were exceptional (one founded and one saved the nation), and should be honored as such with their own days...The many average presidents we've had shouldn't be allowed to stand next to the greats, nor be honored equally with them. 


"His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the word, a wise, a good, and a great man." - Thomas Jefferson
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Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22).

In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, President's Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past president of the United States of America.
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George Washington, born February 22, 1732 in Virginia, was a natural leader, instrumental in creating a united nation out of a conglomeration of struggling colonies and territories. The first president of the United States of America is affectionately honored as "the father of his country."

Shortly after his twenty-second birthday, Washington served in the army of King George III of England and was put in command of a troop of soldiers. The French were settling on British soil and turning the local Indians against the British colonists. Later, in the war against the French and Indians, Washington commanded large troops of soldiers and showed courage that inspired all his soldiers.

At this time, King George III of England dominated the thirteen colonies along the east coast and much of the surrounding territories. Colonists began to want their freedom, and live with a set of rules based on democracy, not under the rule of a faraway king. The Boston Tea Party of 1773, a colonial rebellion against taxes, helped to spark the American Revolution. Washington led and encouraged his inexperienced armies against the British forces for eight years until the colonies won their independence.

George Washington Bio
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Great George Washington Speeches

"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting...The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues." - John Marshall, official eulogy of George Washington, delivered by Richard Henry Lee, 26 December 1799

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Prager University: Does Science Argue for or against God?

"We teach what isn't taught." - Dennis Prager

This is such an amazing semester, especially for people like myself who have spent the majority of their life denying the existence of a god - or gods.  It is not amazing because it attacks our intelligence, but because it quantifies our intelligence...Maybe this is why so many geniuses (including Einstein) have gone from being hard atheist to at least questioning their beliefs as they aged - because the science is so overwhelming.

It's always been a stretch for me to believe a god created the universe - the question of 'something from something' is just too big.  It always brings up the question of 'if a god created the universe, what created god?'  But the idea of 'something from nothing' - a 'Big Bang' out of nowhere - is just as crazy as the idea of god creating the universe.

It's all too much for anyone to understand, and likely always will be...Which is why the more I learn about science the more I believe in the 'Big Bang - as designed by some kind of Creator' - or multiple Creators.

This semester of Prager University is presented by: Eric Metaxas

"[T]he rumors of God's death were premature.  In fact, perhaps the best evidence for his existence come from science itself." - E.M.


"The odds against life in the universe are astonishing...At what point is it fair to admit that it is science itself that suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces?" - E.M.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

President's Day - Little Johnny-Style

Little Johnny's Weekend Assignment
Author Unknown (but whoever it is is great)

The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were very excited, because their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly. "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."

"Very good, Sally," said the teacher.

Little Jenny was next: "I sold magazines," she said. "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Jenny," 
said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath, as Johnny always had a 'different' take on things.

Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,470" he said.

"$2,470!," cried the teacher. "What in the world were you selling?"

"Toothbrushes," 
said Johnny.

"Toothbrushes," echoed the teacher. "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"

"I found the busiest corner in town," 
said Johnny. "I set up a Chip & Dip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample. They all said the same thing, 'Hey, this tastes like dog crap!' Then I would say, 'It is dog crap. Wanna buy a toothbrush for $10.00?' I used the President Obama method of giving you something shitty, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it's free, and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth."

Johnny got detention for his efforts. Bless his little heart.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentines Day

For those who like the short history lessons I usually post on holidays, visit this link:  http://therightisright.blogspot.com/2014/02/happy-valentines-day.html

John Lennon used to tease Paul McCartney for writing and singing 'silly little love songs,' but McCartney knew he had a winning formula for a simple reason:  Love songs speak to everyone; regardless of what type of music a person has a preference for.

In the past couple years there have been some fantastic love songs.  In my opinion the two best were 'All of Me' by John Legend and 'When I Was Your Man' by Bruno Mars...In my opinion, again, there is a perfect love song for this Valentine's Day - a song I think is even better than the past two.

As far as my special Valentine goes, I hope I'm blessed enough to 'love her till I'm 70' - and any amount of time I have after that.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

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