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Posted 7/22/12 at 10:30 PM | Michael Bresciani

Aurora: A Fractured Society makes a Fraternity of Fools not a Nation

We are reeling after the horrible event in the theater in Aurora, Colorado, but while it is still unfolding we must now endure the army of experts and analysts who offer their solutions, counsel and views on every detail and nuance of the tragedy. People with shock and horror still clearly written all over their countenance have microphones pushed in their faces followed by ridiculous questions like, how did you feel when you saw…

The words of the experts all start to meld together like a giant Hollywood production that while well-funded ends up by saying nothing and offering no lasting solutions. Unlike a Hollywood production, real life offers no alternate endings.

Then along comes one former Baptist minister, turned Governor, turned TV talk show host with a summary that hits the nail on the head. Although he was saddled with the daunting task of hitting the nail on a board that someone keeps moving; he took aim and brought the hammer down with a single blow that drove it in up to the hilt.

Mike Huckabee commented that after all is said and done it can be seen that it is not education, politics, society or a plethora of other things that is wrong with our nation, “ it is sin,” Huckabee said, even as a muffled amen rose up from his audience. Don’t run - take the earpiece out of your ear, put down the iPad, tear your sweaty hand from the game stick or shut off the TV for a five full minutes to ponder the Governor’s conclusion. Atheist, agnostic or true believer, you will have to admit that it is the most reasonable conclusion anyone has offered yet. FULL POST

Posted 7/16/12 at 7:17 AM | Michael Bresciani

The Last Days Crowd – Things We Don’t Like to Admit

Two things jump into mind every time I think of Bill Wiese’s book, ’23 Minutes in Hell.’ The first is Christ’s warning, not about who is going to hell, but how many are headed there.

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.” (Mt 7: 13)

The second is the blood curdling part of his story in which he describes the specific movements of the great throng that is barreling down the road to the pit. It is a steadily moving, crowded party, full of everything imaginable, laughter, sensuality, dark crimes and perversions and everyone is emboldened by those around them and thoroughly convinced that it’s all, perfectly OK.

It is not until those in the very front of the great stream approach the opening of the pit and sees the flames and hears the screams that they turn and try to backtrack away from the horror. But the press of the crowd behind them is too great and they are forced over the edge by the sheer force of the huge crowd swelling just behind them also marching unawares to their dreadful fate.

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Posted 7/16/12 at 7:12 AM | Michael Bresciani

Lying by Omission – The Latest Obama Campaign Tool

There are many kinds of lies like - barefaced, minimization, white lies, contextual lies and economy with the truth lies. Lying by omission is only one of over twenty five kinds of lies yet it ranks among the most deadly and nefarious of them all.

It is a matter of emphasis that far exceeds the glass is half full analogy, but is more like sleight of hand, magic or prestidigitation. It is a call to look at what I am holding in this hand so you won’t see what I am doing with the other. When utilized in political campaigning it is always a desperate attempt to divert attention away from a dismal record or performance.

Lies of omission are particularly offensive because they rely on the assumed ignorance of those that hear them. They are an insult to the intelligence and intuitiveness of most people because they depend on the hearer’s ignorance or distraction to have any effect at all. Telling lies of omission requires a great sense of timing as well. Politicians use the last days of a campaign to blast the lies across the campaign trail and hope there is not time enough for the sycophants to research or uncover what Paul Harvey used to call, ‘the rest of the story.’ FULL POST

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