As we promised our readers, despite our health issues that prevent us from daily posts, An Excellent Spirit has carefully followed the various scandals that are plaguing the Obama Administration:

Benghazi- What was Ambassador Stevens really doing and what really happened on September 11, 2012 in Libya. Was there a cover up of what was done or what was not done? Where was the President on that fateful day? Why were our troops told to “stand down” and let four Americans die? What happened to General Jack Ham and Admiral Gaouette on that day/night? Who made these decisions? WHY?

An Excellent Spirit has previously provided extensive coverage of Benghazi. We invite you to review that here.

PJ Media’s Roger L. Simon

The latest stories come from PJ Media and its head man, Roger L. Simon here and here: Then there is the IRS Investigation and actions against Conservative (Christian) groups applying for or having tax exempt status.  Here are a sample of the many stories coming out that indicate this was a conscious strategy of the Obama Administration. Here and here  This story reveals the extent to which the IRS went with its questions.  Who instituted or approved these actions? Clearly, with the “testimony” of Ms. Lerner, we can presume that the activities were criminal and were NOT the independent actions of a few low level employees of the IRS in Cincinnati, Ohio. Why has a total black out of this Cincinnati office occurred?  Moreover, it would seem a systematic attempt was made to insulate the President from these actions. Why? That brings us to that question: What did the President know and when did the President know it?

Perhaps the most glaring is The Associated Press/Fox News illegal investigation by US Justice Department subpoenas. The role of US Attorney General Eric Holder and others in all this is beginning to come out. Holder, we now know, signed the affidavit that was presented to a judge for these illegal subpoenas. This is huge!  Read about it here. But that is not all! This story in PJ Tatler is more than enough reason for the Attorney General to immediately resign and submit himself to the questions of the yet to be appointed Joint Congressional Committee.  Eric Holder, if the facts presented in the PJ Tatler story are true, has committed perjury, lied to Congress while under oath to tell the truth and that is only the beginning.

This is really funny! If we both keep our mouths shut, they will never know the truth! About anything!

Then there is the Fast & Furious Investigation, the intentionally withholding facts and truth due to an upcoming Election (remember Nixon and Watergate?) and the actions of Secretary Sibelius and others in ramming Obamacare down the throats of Americans. There are more issues/scandals that we do and do not know of, but the above recitation is surely enough to get all this off the front pages of the lamestream media that will go to absurd lengths to protect Obama and the “progressive” rule of a Middle/Right America, silent no longer majority and on to the agenda of a Special Congressional Committee!

LIARS are an affront to the American people and to GOD!

It is time for all Americans to become informed! It is time all Americans stood up and speak out on all these atrocities our government has committed against ALL Americans and the US Constitution that protects us from such criminal activities as illegal search and seizure of AP/Fox records, IRS intrusion into the tax exempt status of organizations and the resulting harm to ALL Americans and the rest of the growing litany of excesses of an out of control Obama Administration.

The last time this occurred in America it was during the Right reign of Richard Milhous Nixon. We had a Left/Progressive, anti-Nixon media. They did their job and, despite their obvious relish at Nixon’s fall, they did their job well. They saw to it that the truth came out and people who deserved it went to jail. Sadly, that is NOT the case today! We have a far Left President and a far Left, lamestream media. They have proven that they will not do the job of holding the Obama Administration to the fire and cause the whole truth to come out on even one of these scandals, much less five or more. We cannot trust them or anyone else. We must get the truth and the only way that can happen is if we demand that those who we have elected to represent us, the US Senators and US Representatives, the House and Senate convene a special investigative committee to protect our right to know the whole truth about everything done in our names.

Hillary Clinton at Watergate when she was fired for her actions and Hillary today when she should be fired and indicted for her actions and the cover up!

To everything there is a season. A time for understanding and a time for truth. This is such a time! The time is NOW!

FULL DISCLOSURE: In case it has escaped you, we are unabashed followers of PJ Media, PJ Tatler, Brietbart other sources of information and opinion that comes from a more Right and less Left perspective. That is our “bent” but it is also what we must do to get an even close to balanced viewpoint, with the massive and unsupportable Left, “Progressive” bias of the lamestream media. We have posted previously on these and other sources of information. We highly recommend our readers review that post here.

Stay tuned, America! An Excellent Spirit will keep you informed and up to date. God bless America!

Mind Your Own Beeswax! Good Advice!

An Excellent Spirit has written about Roger L. Simon and PJ Media on many occasions. Here. While An Excellent Spirit is unabashedly conservative, we are even more committed to Jesus Christ as the Lord of All. We do not know what beliefs Mr. Simon entertains or holds in the area of spiritual. We know he is a Jew and that is all. Nevertheless, Roger Simon is a thinker and writer of great influence, persuasiveness and a prophetic voice to America and Israel. His latest PJ Media piece, “Mind Your Own Beeswax!: How Social Conservatives Can Win By Losing” is a fine example of clear thinking and inspired writing. We highly recommend that you read it allSimon begins with this self-evident statement. “Hypocrisy is rife in American politics, particularly on the Left.” Then, he continues, stalking the “right” as well. “But the Right is guilty of its own kind of hypocrisy. It’s interesting how some of those who most vociferously object to government interference in our economic affairs are most desirous of government interference in our personal ones. I’m referring of course to social conservatives, who want to legislate our morals and values according to their views.” Emphasis ours. There, Simon has done it! He has offended the people that can brook no offense! He has criticized Our Lord and Savior. He has trashed the social conservatives or the religious right or the values voters or all of the above. For this offense, Mr. Simon will surely be consigned to hell or whatever he believes is the worst possible end. There will be boycotts, angry rebuttals and rage in response to Roger Simon’s intemperate diatribe. But not by An Excellent Spirit! An Excellent Spirit read a little further. “To be clear, I am quite sympathetic to the social conservative argument on abortion. Life, it appears to me, does begin at the moment of conception. (I can’t think of another time.) And at whatever phase of pregnancy an abortion occurs, a choice must be made between human lives, a horrible, and perforce immoral, situation.” Okay, that is a little better. We might not want to read Simon anymore, but hell might be a little much for his terrible offenses. The problem with Simon is revealed by reading a little farther, “I am less sympathetic to the social conservative position on same-sex marriage, which seems to me a civil rights issue. But hold your tongues (and you blog comments) for a moment. Arguing my positions on these issues is not my intention here. My point is: The social issues, whatever your position, are best dealt with outside the governmental realm.” That is heresy! Any Christian and most right thinking Jews will tell Simon that it is our way or the highway! We cannot and must not compromise with the secular world, the humanists and the demonized “progressives”! Right? Simon says, wrong! “I am less sympathetic to the social conservative position on same-sex marriage, which seems to me a civil rights issue. But hold your tongues (and you blog comments) for a moment. Arguing my positions on these issues is not my intention here. My point is: The social issues, whatever your position, are best dealt with outside the governmental realm.” The more Simon talks, the closer to hell he comes! This is not only heretical, it is false, legalistic and just plain prohibited by the Bible! To which, An Excellent Spirit asks, “where is it prohibited by the Bible?” The problem with “us” (we at An Excellent Spirit are “socially conservative”; we vote our values and we most certainly fall on the right and are religious) citing the Word of God as our justification for the condemnation of Roger Simon (or anyone, for that matter) is that The Word became flesh and dwelled among us (John 1:14) and when He, The Most High God, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob walked on the earth prior to His death, Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.  “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces. (Matthew 7:1-6) Now that is cause for pause. I mean, the Word almost seems to be on Simon’s side! As Riley once said, “What a revolting development that is!”  The reality, as Simon notes, is that “we” are losing on these issues; “we” lost the Election and have, by so doing, unleashed a torrent of abhorrent socially conservative values and actions unlike anything seen on the earth to date; and “we” must do some things differently or be guilty of insanity (doing the same things and hoping for a different result). Oh! And we must remind “us” all that God never loses! He is Omnipotent (All Powerful) and Omniscient (All Knowing) and Omnipresent (Everywhere, at once and at the same time). So, Roger Simon or not, Billy Graham or Pat Robertson or not, God is the same to all men, yesterday, today and forever. An Excellent Spirit does not know if Roger Simon knows any of this. What we know is that Simon has some opinions and conclusions that “we” should consider, not condemn or consign him to eternal damnation for holding. God will not hold it against “us”! He might even speak to “us” if we question Him and ask Him for His answers. Perhaps “we” should put Simon’s words and advice to that text. “I realize this is an unattainable goal and that government will always intrude in our private lives to some degree, but we must fight against it as much as possible for several reasons. To begin with, social conservatives will be vastly more successful at having their views accepted if they make their case extrinsic of government. Don’t believe me? Well, most of us remember “Mind your own beeswax!” from grammar school. That made an impression for a reason. People resent intrusion in their private lives to the extent that they often will do just the opposite of what was sought or recommended.” It does not say that directly in the Bible, but it is most probably inherent in most of what Jesus said. He condemned cities, towns, doctrines, but rarely people. God’s children spend entirely too much time worried about the speck in others’ eyes and hardly any time dealing with the plank in their own eye. Simon has more. “Generally, people don’t want anonymous others, folks they barely know, the government most of all, telling them what to do about matters that are extremely personal. They would prefer to hear that from close friends, family, clergy and healthcare professionals they know and respect. Wouldn’t you? This is a great part of the explanation for why the Republican/conservative side lost in the election, although the popularity of the pro-life position has grown considerably since the 1970s. Democrats may hold the nanny state prize for our economic lives, but Republicans were given the nanny state prize for our private lives. We are the busybodies. Unfair? Sure, because we’re really not, at least not most of us. But the perception is real, especially among women. The rise of the bogus women’s issues during the campaign around such absurdities as free contraception (how about free cigars?) were made possible by this same perception. Republicans have been losing the (majority) women’s vote for years and it is only going to get worse if we don’t take the social issues off the table and put them back where they belong — at home.” Simon’s points have merit, but An Excellent Spirit sees something else: God does not need a single one of “us” to defend Him or take up His cause. Ezekiel 36 tells us: “Thus says the Lord God: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!” While Simon has a mostly libertarian position on abortion, that is where “we” can help him. Issues of life and death are issues of God in the here and now. God is the author and giver of life and God puts life and death before “us” every day and tells us, “now, therefore choose life”. (Deuteronomy 30:19) Compromise or equivocation on the issues of life and death, therefore, can only result in God’s judgment and our condemnation by God. Where we believe that Simon is right is on the issue of gay marriage. No Christian can justify a redefinition of what God has defined as marriage. That said, God never said to codify marriage into laws giving permission or license to do what God ordained as the primary societal unit: a man and a woman becoming one and cleaving one to another to glorify God and raise up children as disciples of Jesus Christ. The fact that men make laws by which men agree to be governed (in the USA, for now) or men impose laws upon those not as powerful as them (almost everywhere else) cannot change the fact that the Earth is the Lord’s, all of it and every person and thing on it is His! Thus, God has no need of us, our laws or our opinions. He has spoken and He will not relent, take it back or change. He has no need of us to defend Him or His Words or His Will. He will do it. What “we” must do is know Him and know His will for each one of us and do that as well as we can. That means that we leave the things of the world to Caesar and to Caesar’s God and God will take it and “us” from there. Much simpler and a whole lot more peaceful. That is what we wish President Obama had done. Instead, looking at a close Election and betting that his approval of same-sex marriage would not hurt him in the black communities (he was right!), the President did what no one should: disagree with God!

President Barack Obama – The First “Gay” President

Nevertheless, An Excellent Spirit has some agreement with Simon. While we can never consent to vote for or support any marriage but between a man and a woman, and while we must remain free to oppose the breaking up of the family, the manner in which we do those things should be re-examined by us. As Simon says, “But even so, social conservatives would be well advised to approach this in the same manner as abortion — that is, take marriage away from the government. It’s a sacrament, after all. And, while no Christ Centered Christian can take Simon’s advice to “(l)obby for all adult couples, no matter the sex, to have one-on-one government civil unions with the same legal protections” each one of us, as our conscience directs should pray about our votes and our responses to the assault upon marriage. Our churches, synagogues, and other similar institutions could perform the marriages, according to the predispositions of those institutions. There would be no imposition of mandates or orders from the government about what the church or any Christian must do. It would be up to the institution and, where appropriate, to the individual. As Simon writes, “Some would be same-sex, others not. Individuals would be free to follow and acknowledge whichever of these institutions and ceremonies they wished. Marriage would be outside the government. I know this is a crazy libertarian idea that seems impossible to accomplish, but is it? Whatever the result, in a system like this, those opposed to same-sex marriage would have more fecund ground to make their case — the realm of the familiar, voluntary and private, the realm of the religious and spiritual.” An Excellent Spirit has said all this because what Roger Simon has said has more than a little merit. Held up against the Word of God, Roger Simon appears to be no more nor less pleasing to the God Who created all of “us”. That said, the fact is that Roger Simon is on God’s side in many of his political observations and positions. On Israel, on freedom, on truth and many more, Roger L. Simon has been tried in the balance of the words he has written and the works he has done and has not been found wanting by God!  Simon concludes his piece, “ Of course, my overall intent here, no matter what your attitude toward marriage or abortion, is winning in the larger scheme of things. The continued alienation of women — the largest voting bloc in our country — in the last election from the Republican Party has dangerous, even perilous, implications. It’s time to consider doing an end-around. I would like to see the social conservatives win at least one part of their argument. But they can help us win the larger economic and foreign policy arguments that seem particularly ominous at this moment, even threatening to end our country as we know it, by taking their issues off the political playing field. And, ironically, they can win friends and influence people, as the saying goes, in the process.” There is more than a little truth in these last thoughts of Simon and “we” Christian, social conservatives or whatever “we” are should at least pray about what Simon has written and ask God what He would have us do. One thing An Excellent Spirit knows, “we” were not created to lose, neither have “we” sinned so grievously as to be punished by God exalting those who hate God above “us”. “We” were created to win! God said for “us” to take dominion; to subdue the world under His peace and grace and to usher in the Millennial Rule of Jesus Christ. Nowhere does any of that mean “us” losing! Keep the faith! God will not be mocked. Man will reap what man sows!  (Galatians 6:7)

Wishful Thinking : President Obama Should Resign!

An Excellent Spirit is an unabashed follower of PJ Media and all things Roger Simon. Mr. Simon has this in PJ Media. It is entitled Should Barack Obama Resign Tonight? “I won’t hear what I’d like to hear at the presidential foreign policy debate Monday. What I’d like to hear is Barack Obama resigning over Benghazi, the most extreme public mishandling of an attack on American personnel ever, certainly in my lifetime. If I (or most people) had been president and something like that happened on my (our) watch — and then I had lied about it myself while urging others to cover up — I would be so ashamed of myself I wouldn’t be able to come out in public.” 

One might be tempted to dismiss such an absurd notion of Barack Obama resigning, but it is not so absurd in reality. Simon points out “Benghazi will not go away. This is not just because of the seemingly insoluble conundrums described so thoroughly by Watergate author (among other things) James Rosen in his Wall Street Journal oped — “The Three Benghazi Timelines We Need Answers About” — but for a reason yet more disturbing. Only a man with a leftover undergraduate ambivalence about Western civilization would have dealt with the Benghazi catastrophe in such a fashion in the first place. Barack Obama responded to the terrorism like a Columbia junior stoned on a reefer, particularly one from his era. He took another toke and moved on. And then when he was told he couldn’t do that, he got angry at the people telling him. Read the whole thing. Resist the urge to laugh, please. It is humorous but it is also tragic. Perhaps the most tragic Presidency in American history. That thought might well conjure up images of Jimmy Carter, Herbert Hoover or perhaps one of “Silent Cal” Coolidge for the historical among us, but those men were either less than up to the challenge of governing or not ready for prime time. Barack Obama is the most intentional, ideologically driven and dangerous President the United States has ever had. Period. I vote with the estimable Mr. Simon, one of my heroes anyway as he is to any blogger. Barack Obama should resign, but the Ego in Chief will never do that. “We” have to do it for “them”. Remember on November 6th and make Barack go away!

An Excellent Spirit posted on Mr. Simon’s hilarious but true column of Obama’s assault on the First Amendment. You can read it and laugh with us. Or cry. Or shudder, like we did. Here.

Roger L. Simon is the author of ten novels, including the prize-winning Moses Wine detective series, and six screenplays, including Enemies: A Love Story for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He served as president of the West Coast branch of PEN and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America. Mr. Simon was on the faculty of the American Film Institute and the Sundance Institute. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama. In February 2009, he published his first non-fiction book – Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine: The Perils of Coming Out Conservative in Tinseltown. Mr. Simon is the co-founder and CEO of PJ Media with all its blogs (Instapundit, PJ Tatler and PJTV).

Are Polls Useless?

An Excellent Spirit has written a bit on polls and polling theory. This PJ Media story by Charlie Martin is a gem. Read the whole article, He uses an example of BBs. “Polling companies are now reporting that their telephone results are working out like this:         38% could not be reached                                                                                                53% were contacted but actively refused to answer                                                           9% cooperated and answered the polling questions                                                             In round figures, that means out of 10 phone numbers tried, 4 don’t answer at all, 5 answer and hang up, and only about 1 out of 10 actually cooperates.” 

Gallup    Public Policy Polling (PPP)    Zogby International      Rasmussen Reports

Wow! Did you know that? The next time you see a poll, any poll, be sure to remember this post. Mr. Martin concludes by saying what An Excellent Spirit thinks: “Think about our BBs. We only needed 40 red BBs out of a thousand to “refuse to be counted” to reverse our little “poll” completely. And here, we’re seeing that by the time our pollsters have counted 1,000 BBs, 9,000 of them refuse to be counted. What effect does this have on the polls? It’s hard to say: the one thing we don’t know is what the uncounted people think. But the one thing we can be pretty certain of is that the polls, with these kinds of conditions, are nearly useless.” 

We told you there would be more. Stay tuned and keep the faith. In God, to bless America and Americans in this tawdry, confusing world.

PJ Media Commentary

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers about PJ Media and its head honcho, Roger Simon. This is the best commentary on the exploding Middle East mess we have seen. “While the mainstream media was occupying itself Wednesday decrying Mitt Romney’s forthright reaction to the carnage in Cairo and Benghazi, their putative bellwether, the New York Times, ironically was busy exposing the real story. It’s clear now that if there is a disgrace in what happened at the Benghazi consulate, it has nothing at all to do with Romney and everything to do with our State Department, its chief Hilary Clinton, and her boss Barack Obama.” Read the whole thing