Archive for February, 2009

Obama and the Stock Market

Friday, February 20th, 2009

So, the stock market has been going down sharply the last couple of days. It is no surprise to me. The $780b stimulus package is huge. Yet the people who work the money don’t believe that the plan is going to work. Why? Perhaps for the same reason I have… Don’t trust the Democrats in both houses… don’t believe and don’t trust Obama to really be able to handle this.

I saw it coming. When? Back when Obama was still running for the presidency. At first I thought it was my imagination. So I started to pay a little more attention to who was ahead during the Democrats primaries and caucuses. Later I observed the action between Obama and McCain. Seemed like every time Obama took the lead prior to the convention and later the run for the office the New York Stock Exchange took a tumble. If he did badly? The exchange would go up.

I took this to mean that if Obama won the election the money people would be careful how they invested or in this case divested their holdings. Am I saying that the financial troubles we are in are Obama’s fault? Absolutely not. Obama’s rallying cry was “Yes We Can.” However the people who hold the purse strings are saying “No We Can’t.”

To get out of this mess you first need to understand what got us into this mess. Correct those things no matter how politically dangerous it would be. Then take “targeted and timely” measures to stimulate the economy. They have done the stimulus first… and it seems truly understanding how we got here is being avoided. Sadly for many people this will be a rough ride.

Father, there is a way that seems right to a man but the end is death. Father, there is a way out. They don’t see it yet. Change their hearts Lord… open their eyes… so that they see, understand and repent. Watch over your people Father… give them the knowledge to stay ahead of this problem and where they cannot… provide for us. In Jesus name…

From Russia with Love

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

There are Russians out there that have a passion for my site. They are always commenting on how cool my blog name and address are. They wish they could add my site to their rss readers. They love my site so much that they say the same thing several times a day.

Wait a minute…

These comments are the same…

Ah ha! They have the exact same IP. Different names… Different emails… Same IP!

Rats… it’s not an open door to evangelising the land of Gog and Magog. It is simply SPAM from one source.

Time to block the IP. Guess what? They will be back in less than a week with a slightly different IP. Professing their love for my site once again. I just wish they weren’t that persistent.


Updating WordPress

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

In wordpress 2.7, which I have on my server, they made it possible to do automatic updates. Today was my first time using it. Top of the page they said version 2.7.1 was available. They had a link to hit to auto update. Ah… that was so nice. It did everything. It took about two minutes of absolute silence and then the page changed saying it was done. This is the improvement I have been waiting for so long. So no more posts about updating… I hope… because it couldn’t be easier or less stressful.


The Store

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

There was never any guess what was supposed to happen when I left the store. It was well planned out long before this moment. Yet, the execution was off. That is why the man standing behind me got the bullet that was meant for me. Just one more instance of a person being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The second shot was not planned. I could hear the sonic boom of the round missing my head by inches. This round too found an unplanned for target. The mannequin in the store window had its head explode into a cloud of dust. My pulse rate climbed with each shot. Sweat began to cloud my vision as the stinging liquid found my eyes. A quick and fevered look to find the person who is so intent on ending my life. Most people were scattering in every direction. Some fell to the ground where they stood too frightened to move. Out of the corner of my eye I see an arm rising toward me and I throw myself to the left in a roll and jumped back into the store. The next round passed through the space I just vacated. I try hiding behind a chair. Another round slams into the chair that I am hiding behind. It rips through the fabric. Tiny specs of molten polyester sting my cheeks and eyes, the round passing that close to my face. I crawl along the floor looking for a better place to hide. A quick look reveals that my antagonist is angry, frustrated and marching toward me. He ejects the clip from his firearm and slams a new magazine into the handle. He actions the slide and a new round chambers. A new attack as he rushes forward. Half standing half crawling I move toward the exit. I hit the door running. I slam into the door but it does not give. Someone has the door locked against fire code rules. I turn to see a man standing in the doorway of the store. He begins to walk closer to me. His arm begins to rise. I see the nickel plated gun in his hand. I can’t run left or right. I am trapped by this madman. Ten feet from me. His mouth begins to form a smile. He slows. The gun is now pressed to my forehead. I look into his eyes. Mere slits show only the black of his pupils. “Why” I stammer. He smiles broadly. “Asshole” he whispers. I don’t hear the click of the hammer. Nor do I hear the roar or see the flash. I am dead before I hit the floor. My brain matter splattered against the unyielding exit. Above my body I float waiting for… what? My next incarnation of life? A band of angels coming to get me? Perhaps a light at the end of the tunnel? I don’t know. All I can think of is, “what did my twin brother do now?”

Obama – the President?

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

A New Kind of Presidential Leadership

A New Kind of Presidential Leadership

I can just imagine what Canadians are thinking about Barak Obama. Our country, being mostly liberal, thought George Bush was an idiot anti-christ. Well, the conservative in me thinks that Bush will one day be heralded as one of the great Presidents. But Obama? No, not the anti-christ, not this liberal left leaning icon. No, they think of him as a messiah ready to usher in a golden age.

Personally I hope that he does well. The world economy needs him to do well. But his stimulus plan? Our stimulus plan? A big mistake. A cornucopia of spending initiatives that will break the heart, (and bank-account) of those who have been saving for retirement. Wait till the hyper inflation kicks in down the road.

Before the economy tanked I thought liberal programs were going to be Obama’s legacy of sin and death. Now he will be able to expand his legacy by ushering in poverty.