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History Matters, Thank A Vet!

Posted by cann0nba11 on November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran’s Day!

From my 88yr-old father-in-law who served in the Pacific in WWII (USS Dade, APA 99), to my friends serving at home and overseas today, I thank you all for your service and commitment. A special shout out to Caleb Ethridge, who’s getting ready for yet another deploy as a PJ, and my brutha from anutha mutha Matt Field, retired PJ currently on contract in Afghanistan and very much near harm’s way. (A car bomb knocked him out of his bunk a few weeks ago, but he’s fine.)

We must remember and learn from our history, past and recent. Therefore, in a small effort to help teach others about our military I’ve gathered the following list of recommended reading materials. All of the following links take you to the Kindle edition of the books at If you prefer paper, you can click links to those versions once you get to the pages below.

  • Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan (I strongly recommend this book to give readers a vivid understanding of the current situation in Afghanistan and just how much our military goes through.)
  • Lone Survivor (The amazing story about Marcus Latrell and SEAL Team 10)
  • Service: A Navy SEAL at War (Marcus Latrell’s latest book)
  • None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism (Caleb appears in this book during the discussion of Operation Anaconda)
  • American Sniper (An updated version of the Chris Kyle story, this is the Memorial Edition)
  • SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
  • Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills (the story of Carlos Hathcock)

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The Faith Of Our Fathers

Posted by cann0nba11 on April 24, 2010

Hate Glenn Beck? Think he”s nothing more than an entertainer trying to make a buck? I think you are wrong, but that”s just my opinion. I would like you to consider for just a moment suspending your dislike of him to ask yourself “what if he is right?” What if even 1/10th of what he says is true? I happen to think that he”s right nine times out of ten, and I’ve reached that conclusion by doing my own research.

The problem I have with so many liberals is that many of them fail to consider alternative viewpoints. They assume if a story was on Fox News that it was a lie. (If you honestly think about that for a moment you should realize just how stupid that viewpoint really is.) They assume if Glenn Beck said it that it was a lie. They don”t bother checking the fact because they just know that they are correct.

So Einstein, what if you”re wrong? Glenn outed ACORN. Glenn exposed Van Jones. Glenn has called out politician after politician and has been right almost every time. But most liberals just ignore the facts because of the source. Why? Because when you can’t win on facts its easier to ignore them. Its easier to make fun of Glenn Beck. Its easier to blame it all on George W. Bush.

For example: Many liberals love to puff out their chests and claim that the founding fathers were not religious and/or America was not founded on Judeo-Christian values. Why do they think this? Because that is what they were taught in school, or especially in college. Well, here”s a video that dispels many of the falsehoods propagated by liberal professors and factually inaccurate history books. This is a ten minute highlight reel from the April 8, 2010 Glenn Beck television show titled “Faith of our Founders.” Enjoy, and let me know if you find any errors in the content.


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Shredding Liberals: “The founders were all deists!”

Posted by cann0nba11 on February 3, 2010

If you find yourself in a large crowd and want to identify the liberals, fire up a discussion about the faith of America’s founding fathers, and then throw out the concept that America was founded upon Judeo-Christian values. Let the fireworks begin.

If you are lucky someone in the crowd took a college filler course on this very topic. You will know for sure when someone quips “the founding fathers weren’t Christians, they were Deists.” Heads will nod, people will agree as the group-think sets in, and nobody will contest this apparent subject matter expert.

But what exactly is a Deist? The most important thing to realize is that a Deist is not an atheist. They are very, very different. Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity. Deism is a belief in a divine power and a form of unorganized religion. Wikipedia offers that Deism is:

  • “the standpoint that reason and observation of the natural world, without the need for organized religion, can determine that a supreme being created the universe.”
  • “The term often implies that this supreme being does not intervene in human affairs or suspend the natural laws of the universe.”
  • “Deists believe in the existence of God without any reliance on revealed religion, religious authority or holy books.”
  • So, for the casual “they were diests” quipper, check your premise. If you are using the term synonymously with atheist, you would be wrong. Deists believe in a divine power. But for some reason, many liberals play the deist card in an attempt to silence any conversation around any influence that Christianity had on the founding of the greatest country the world has ever known. Some people can’t stomach the idea that America was built with the underpinnings of a religious foundation.

    • “Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity… and leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.” — Samuel Adams
  • “The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.” — John Adams
  • “We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” — Benjamin Franklin
  • “Amongst other strange things said of me, I hear it is said by the deists that I am one of the number; and indeed, that some good people think I am no Christian. This thought gives me much more pain than the appellation of Tory; because I think religion of infinitely higher importance than politics; and I find much cause to reproach myself that I have lived so long, and have given no decided and public proofs of my being a Christian. But, indeed, my dear child, this is a character which I prize far above all this world has, or can boast.” — Patrick Henry
  • “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” John Jay
  • “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” — James Madison
  • “The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence. They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.” — Thomas Paine
  • “To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian” — George Washington
  • The brilliant minds that formed our more perfect union were very learned men. Unlike our leaders today, they were voracious readers of all material, religious and secular. There is no denying that their religious beliefs help shape our country. Please remember that they purposely did not establish a national religion. They instead left this as an option for the states to decide when they wrote the Tenth Amendment. You might find it interesting to know that nine of the thirteen original states did have an official state religion. The first amendment says “the Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”  It does not say that there should be no displays of religious texts in government buildings, or prayer in school.

    If you are a liberal reading this, please post a comment explaining why you think religion had no part on the formation of our country. Ask yourself why you are so firmly entrenched in this position. Is it due to a bad religious experience? Overbearing parents? It”s not cool to dig religion? If you firmly believe in your position, can you explain why any religious influence would have been a bad thing? Why is playing the deist card so attractive to you?

    addendum: Here’s a nice <10 minute video of acclaimed historian David Barton shredding the idea that the founders were not religious. This is based on their own words and the actual documents, something called research (a.k.a. foreign concept to liberals).

    David Barton on the Faith of the Founding Fathers

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    Google pisses me off.

    Posted by cann0nba11 on July 5, 2009

    I use Google all of the time, but I’m getting tired of their stupid, liberal logos. Here’s what they created for Independence Day:

    Looks like a nice picnic setting, right? Note to the folks in charge of Google logos: We aren’t celebrating a nice summer day or a picnic! We are celebrating the birth of our country, an event that changed the world as we know it. Could you at least show something in the logo that depicts the massively important historical event that is the birth of our country?

    I’ve had enough with panzy liberal boneheads and their passionate desire to rewrite or blatantly ignore our history.

    ’nuff said.

    Posted in Culture, General, history, Politics, War | 5 Comments »

    A Kwanzaa Primer/Reality Check

    Posted by cann0nba11 on December 19, 2008

    Kwanzaa is crap. Total racist crap. To deny this blatant fact is to deny that OJ is guilty. To deny that Rodney King is a thug. To deny that Barack Obama lacks leadership experience. To deny that ACORN is an unethical organization.

    Kwanzaa is a “holiday” created by a racist criminal to”give Blacks an alternative to the [Christmas] and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society (ed. aka white people).” Kwanzaa was designed to unite and to strengthen African communities. News flash: The Black Panthers and the KKK are also based on similar racist goals.

    Kwanzaa is full of colorful symbols based on traditional African icons. But that”s the same as watching a made for TV movie that is “based on a true story.” Other than a few basic tenets, it is nothing but a brazen “f*** you” to whitey.

    Ron Karenga - Creator of Kwanzaa

    Ron Karenga – Creator of Kwanzaa

    Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Ron Karenga. He was born Ronald McKinley Everett, the 14th child of a Baptist minister. In the 1960s he was admitted to UCLA as part of a federal program for students who had dropped out of high school. If you think back to the racial tension in America during the 1960s you can see how easily Malcom X became a major influence to Karenga who described it as follows:

    “Malcolm was the major African American thinker that influenced me in terms of nationalism and Pan-Africanism. As you know, towards the end, when Malcolm is expanding his concept of Islam, and of nationalism, he stresses Pan-Africanism in a particular way. And he argues that, and this is where we have the whole idea that cultural revolution and the need for revolution, he argues that we need a cultural revolution, he argues that we must return to Africa culturally and spiritually, even if we can’t go physically. And so that’s a tremendous impact on US. And US saw it, when I founded it, as the sons and daughters of Malcolm, and as an heir to his legacy.

    In 1965, he interrupted his doctoral studies at UCLA and joined the Black Power movement. Karenga founded the US Organization, (United Slaves) a rival group to the Black Panthers. Karenga was later convicted of felony assault and imprisoned for assaulting and torturing two women members his own group. Here is a quote from the LA Times about the testimony of one of the victims:

    “Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis” mouth and placed against Miss Davis” face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said. They also were hit on the heads with toasters

    At Karenga’s trial, the question of his sanity arose. A psychiatrist”s report stated the following: “This man now represents a picture which can be considered both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations and illusions, inappropriate affect, disorganization, and impaired contact with the environment.” The psychiatrist reportedly observed that Karenga talked to his blanket and imaginary persons, and believed he”d been attacked by dive-bombers.

    He was sentenced to 1-10 years in prison on counts of felonious assault and false imprisonment. In 1971, the organization went dormant while Karenga was in prison. After his release in 1975, he revived it, and it operates to the present.

    This is the man that created Kwanzaa.

    Have you seen the Kwanzaa Pledge on any holiday cards you may have received? No? Let me offer this gift to you:

    “We pledge allegiance to the red, black and green, our flag, the symbol of our eternal struggle, and to the land we must obtain; one nation of black people, with one G-d of us all, totally united in the struggle, for black love, black freedom and black self-determination.”

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