Friday, July 31, 2009

Government controlled healthcare

The local news tonight reported on Medtronic pacemakers which failed, shocking the people in whom they were installed. Several people have died and one lady said the shocking was so horrible she would literally prefer to die rather than go through that experience again.

The victims tried to sue Medtronic but were informed that since the pacemakers had been approved by the government (FDA), they could not file a lawsuit.

Just imagine when the government controls all of your health care!

Stimulus money funding pornography

Your tax stimulus money is apparently being used to stimulate more than the economy. The fact that tax dollars are being used to fund pornography is outrageous! Doesn't this warrant a Congressional investigation for misappropriation of government funds? Oh, wait, it is Nancy Pelosi's "most ethical Congress in history" that is responsible!

Cash-for-clunkers and health care

Please take a few minutes to check out this website and watch the video. Then ask yourself: what if this were my government run health care program rather than the cash for clunkers program?

If the government can't handle something as relatively simple as cash-for-clunkers, imagine the nightmare when they take over health care! (hat tip: carstereis).

Health care bill, full text

In case you have nothing to do today, or tomorrow or the next day, here is the full text of your health care bill.

Democrat corruption and traditional values

In an article on Townhall today, Michelle Malkin writes:
The Beltway swamp is teeming with Democratic corruption scandals -- Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha's earmark factory and tax-subsidized airports and radars to nowhere; New York Rep. Charlie Rangel's rent-controlled apartment scams and tax scandals; California Rep. Maxine Waters' business ties to a minority-owned bank that received $12 million in TARP money under smelly circumstances, for starters. But Dodd's career epitomizes the most fetid aspects of Washington's culture of corruption. It's a textbook case of nepotism, self-dealing, back scratching, corporate lobbying, government favors and entrenched incumbency.
If you voted Democrat, you asked for it.

Ah, but Democrats will protest that Republicans have scandals too. True enough, but 1) generally speaking, when Republican Congresspersons are shown to be corrupt, the other Republicans usually don't circle the wagons and rise to their defense and 2) When Republicans are involved in scandal it seems to be the exception. Scandal seems to be woven into the fabric of the Democratic party!

Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that as "progressives" more Democrats have adopted a philosophy of relativism and they are not as concerned with "traditional values" as most conservatives.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cash for clunkers program scrapped

The government is going to suspend its cash for clunkers program. As it turns out, the program was so popular that there may have been more people who turned in clunkers than the government can pay for--leaving dealers concerned that when the music (money) stops, they will be left holding the bag. One local news station reported tonight that there was only enough government cash-for-clunker money to pay for about 12 clunkers per dealership. Most dealerships have already taken in many more clunkers than that.

I wasn't opposed to the cash for clunkers program--if you're going to spend stimulus money anyway, that was--in my opinion--one of the good ways to spend it. It helped people buy new cars and helped get polluting gas guzzlers off the road.

But if a relatively small program like cash for clunkers didn't work out as the government expected, how can we be sure their much, much larger socialist health care takeover will work out as they advertise?

Immoral villains?

Recently President Obama slandered the nation's police officers with his racial profiling. Before that Harry Reid insulted Washington DC tourists by talking about how much they stink. Now Nancy Pelosi calls all insurance companies immoral and villains!

This is your Democratic leadership.

Its only been eight months and I already can't wait until the next election!

Homosexuality and healthcare

According to an article in OneNewsNow,
"[Men who have had sex with men since 1977 have] an HIV prevalence rate 60 times higher than the general population, 800 times higher than first-time blood donors, and 8,000 times higher than repeat blood donors,"
And yet, while our government is on an anti-smoking, anti-obesity crusade, they openly promote homosexuality!

Racism in America

"You could not ask for a more perfect illustration of the thesis of my latest book, Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America, than the black president of the United States attacking a powerless white cop for arresting a black Harvard professor -- in a city with a black mayor and a state with a black governor -- as the professor vacations in Martha's Vineyard" (Ann Coulter).

So opens Ann Coulter's brief, but outstanding article "How About a National Conversation on Race Hoaxes."

This Harvard professor story hits a nerve because it is now clear that what happened is that a powerful black elitist professor took advantage of his race and position to defame a relatively powerless white cop.

And a powerful black President turned a local story into a national story with a racist comment slandering not only the policeman, but the entire Cambridge police force, and by extension, every police department in America!

And Leftists, more concerned with political correctness than with justice, are defending the powerful elitists!

We will never get past race in America until we take Dr. King seriously and start judging people on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Most people on the Left just don't seem to get it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Injustice at the Justice Department

According to the Washington Times,
Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, was consulted and ultimately approved a decision in May to reverse course and drop a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party of intimidating voters in Philadelphia during November's election, according to interviews.

Paying for 50 million more people

Under the Democrats' plan for socialized medicine, just imagine when 50 million uninsured people have "free" access to medical care like breast augmentations and reductions, sex change operations, liposuctions and stomach stapling, botox treatments and plastic surgeries, fertility operations, unlimited abortions and end of life counseling.

If you don' think this is going to cost the taxpayer more money and end up in rationing of health care, never fear; perhaps the government will one day also pay for the pot you must be smoking!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Babies may become human beings

According to CNSNews:
President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized.

“The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
If President Obama ever gets his dream of government controlled medical care, perhaps his medical czar can determine when babies actually become human beings with all the rights of life and liberty to which government approved life forms are entitled.

Some (many!) of these people on the Left are truly scary!

Health care and abortion

According to the American Center for Law and Justice the health care proposal the President is trying to ram through Congress includes, "mandatory coverage for abortions. Abortion would be considered a “health benefit” in both government and private insurance plans."

Please sign their petition asking that this provision be removed.

Not a pacemaker, but painkillers

A lady named Jane Sturm recently told President Obama about her 100 year old mother whose doctor told her she needed a pacemaker for a heart arrhythmia problem.
Jane Sturm told the story of her nearly 100-year-old mother, who was originally denied a pacemaker because of her age. She eventually got one, but only after seeking out another doctor.

“Outside the medical criteria,” Sturm asked, “is there a consideration that can be given for a certain spirit … and quality of life?”

“I don’t think that we can make judgments based on peoples’ spirit,” Obama said. … “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking painkillers."

This is an amazing insight into the President's thinking on medical care. In Obama's mind, maybe the right thing to do is to decide not to live any longer. I can't help thinking, though, that if the government takes over and funds healthcare, it will no longer be patients and doctors who make that decision.

Do you really want some government bureaucrat deciding whether your quality of life--or your mother's or grandmother's quality of life-- is significant enough to warrant life-saving medical care?

Read the story by Ed Morrissey on HotAir.

How many jobs created?

We're all heard about all the jobs created by the Democrats' stimulus package. Sounds like it may just be smoke and mirrors.

According to the Associated Press, "...President Barack Obama has said the federal stimulus has created 150,000 jobs, a number based on a misused formula and which is so murky it can't be verified."

According to the article Democrats in Oregon are taking credit for "creating 3,236 jobs in the first three months." "But those jobs lasted on average only 35 hours, or about one work week." In Oregon, a job created counts even if it was only a job for a few hours.

The Least of the Apostles

This is my first book. The book places a carefully condensed version of Paul's letters chronologically into the historical story of Paul's ministry as recorded in the Book of Acts. Brief introductions to each letter and footnotes on historical background help the reader better understand Paul's ministry in the broader context of Roman History. The book also includes short appendices on Paul's letters and the New Testament canon, and on the relation of Paul's teaching to that of Jesus. The book is available at Amazon.Com.

Buy it! It could change your life.

Coldest temp in 66 years!

CBS headline: Chicago sees coldest July in 66 years.

Just think of how cold it might have been were it not for global warming :-(

A new health care provision

I'd like to propose a short addition to the health care bill (It's already over a thousand pages--what difference would a short paragraph)?

I'd like to propose that a specific provision be added that would make it a violation of federal law for any health care provider to provide preferential treatment to any U.S. Representative or Senator and their immediate families. I further propose that the bill make it a violation of federal law for any U.S. Representative or Senator to knowingly receive such preferential treatment. Violation of said law to be punishable by up to one year in prison.

With Congress about to pass a bill that would arguably lead to rationing of health care, especially to older people--it would be nice to know that our Senators and Representatives personally have to live with anything they sign.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Racism and the Harvard professor

On Fox and Friends this morning we learned that there was a black police officer on the scene during the confrontation with the Harvard professor. The black police officer stands by the white arresting officer and said that the Harvard professor was out of line.

Even liberal Geraldine Farraro said that the officers were doing exactly what they were required to do in this situation and if they had not checked on the Harvard professor's identity and he turned out to be a crook, the officers would have been in serious trouble. And yet, this Harvard professor is talking about how his entire career was based on bringing about racial reconciliation (yeah, right!) and that this will help him be more sensitive to the issues of racial profiling by police!

My guess is that his version of racial reconciliation is that all white people today are guilty of what some filthy-rich white people did with slaves over 150 years ago, and need to pay through endless affirmative action, apologies, groveling, self-flagellation, and maybe even through reparations. That's the Left's version of racial reconciliation!

If this Harvard professor is really as arrogant, racist and hypocritical as he appears to be, I hope the officer does file a defamation suit and that the tape of the altercation is released.

Meanwhile, President Obama has invited both of them to the White House. I suspect this is a disparate attempt by the Obama administration to keep this situation from exploding in the President's face more than it already has.

If the case went to trial and if 1) a black police officer said under oath that it was the Harvard professor's fault and 2) the tape was released proving that the Harvard professor was lying through his teeth by using the race card to slander a white officer--it wouldn't look good for our President whose knee jerk reaction was to assume that the police acted stupidly and who publically defamed some officers who were just doing their jobs.

Some people on the Left really don't seem to get it--or just refuse to believe that most of us in America really, honestly and truly don't care about someone's skin color any more than we care about their hair or eye color! But for many people on the Left, everything is about race so if there is an altercation between a white police officer and a black suspect, it must be about race. It couldn't possibly be that the suspect was being a jerk!

The Left then projects their own racism on the rest of us.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The hijab and freedom of religion

In December 2008, Lisa Valentine refused to remove her hijab (head scarf) when entering a Georgia courtroom. As a result, she was found to be in contempt of court and had to go to jail for 10 days.

It is a very rare day indeed when I agree with both CAIR and the ACLU but in this case, I agree. The right of Muslim women to wear their head coverings is Constitutionally protected freedom of religion.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the Judicial Council of Georgia has just adopted a new policy allowing religious head coverings in court.

The President's prejudice

The President now admits that saying the Cambridge Police Department acted stupidly was a poor choice of words (ya think)!

Even more disturbing than the President's choice of words, however, is the rationalization he gives for his poor choice of words.

President Obama has repeatedly made reference to the history of race relations in America as if that is an excuse for a black suspect to verbally abuse a white police officer.

That is like saying that a history of black crime in America somehow excuses a white police officer who harasses or detains a black person without reason.

You simply cannot generalize from history or statistics to assume that any particular person of any race must be suspect or guilty, but that is exactly what President Obama did. In a confrontation between a white police officer and a black suspect, President Obama assumed, without any evidence, that the white police officer must have acted stupidly and that the history of race relations justified the black suspect's resistence and verbal abuse.

This is prejudice and racism, and it is apparently so ingrained in the President that the more he tires to explain, the clearer it becomes that just doesn't get it.

Minimum wage and health care

The Washington Times reports, "Millions get minimum wage increase."

That's good. I'm happy for them. The downside, however, is that millions will also see their hours cut, many who might have been hired will not be hired, and some may even lose their jobs because of the resulting budget cuts.

This is post is not for or against the minimum wage increase. I'm merely making the point--made many times before by others--that our best intentions often have significant downsides.

The current health care debate is another prime example.

Officer may sue for defamation

According to ABC News, President Obama,
"regrets" the furor his remarks on the arrest of his friend Henry Louis Gates Jr. have caused, as the lawyer for the cop who arrested the black Harvard University professor said the officer may sue Gates for defamation."
Since the President refuses to apologize, he apparently doesn't regret the fact that he slandered the entire Cambridge Police Department.

In fact, the President's jump to conclusions without knowing the facts, is a slap in the face of all police officers who have to put up with this kind of abuse from people every day. They should not have put up with it from their President.

I heard on the radio today that the officer keyed his mic during the exchange so the police department may have a tape.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Challenging evolution in public schools

This link is to a legal opinion regarding the challenging of evolution in public schools. The bottom line: "Educators that choose to improve science education by teaching both the scientific evidence supporting modern Darwinian theory, as well as the scientific evidence that challenges this view, can rest assured that they are on firm legal ground and that Darwin himself may even be smiling approvingly from whichever realm of the afterlife he resides today."

Stupid Cambridge police?

According to the Associated Press:
The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on racial profiling.

Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy after being hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, said Academy Director Thomas Fleming.

Last night President Obama, who admitted that he knew very little about the case, said the police acted stupidly.

How does the President know that when he admits that he was not very familiar with the case? President Obama apparently assumed that since the officer was white and the other man was black, it must have been the officer's fault. It must have been the officer who reacted stupidly.

Never once did the President wonder if, perhaps, the officer had to deal with an arrogant, snobbish, combative university professor.

Perhaps Jeremiah Wright had more influence on Obama than he is willing to admit.

The President owes the Cambridge police a public apology.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Obama healthcare plan

ALA censors Robert Spencer

The following is from the Investigative Project on Terrorism:
When an organization organizes an annual banned books week to celebrate "the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular," it is a little disturbing to see the same group cancel a panel discussion because one of the invited speakers is considered objectionable.

But that's how the American Library Association (ALA) handled pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to silence an invited speaker for a panel discussion at its annual convention who has a perspective on Islam, jihad, and terrorism that CAIR doesn't like.

Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer, author of eight books on Islam and jihad, had been scheduled to appear July 12 on an ALA panel entitled "Perspectives on Islam: Beyond the Stereotyping." ALA canceled the panel after the other speakers decided to boycott the panel due to Spencer's participation. But rather than inviting others to replace them, or letting Spencer honor his commitment, the ALA capitulated and gave the critics what they wanted (IPT).

Please read the rest at Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Concealed weapons legislation

Congress voted on legislation today that would have required states to recognize a license to carry a concealed weapon issued by another state. The bill failed.

I actually agree with Democrats on this one. As much as I would like to see states recognize concealed license permits issued by other states, I think this is up to each state and should not be mandated by the federal government.

Let's just hope the Democrats are consistent and refuse to force states to recognize homosexual marriages in other states.

I'm not optimistic.

Free our health care now!

Please sign the "Free our health care now" petition. Oppose the government takeover of healthcare.

We rescued the economy!?

What planet are the Democrats living on?

"You're going to destroy my presidency"

Speaking of differences between President Obama and his fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives, Senator Charles Grassley, said recently, "A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn't going to pass if there weren't some changes made ... and the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.' "

This quote, if accurate, it makes the President sound like a narcissistic toddler throwing a tantrum because he can't have his way. The quote makes it sound like, in Mr. Obama's mind, the real issue is not about the best way to provide the best medical care, or about covering the uninsured--and its certainly not about how we are going to pay for all of it. Its all about him!

Truly scary.

John Stossel on healthcare

On Townhall this morning, John Stossel has a short but outstanding article on the healthcare debate. It begins:

It's crazy for a group of mere mortals to try to design 15 percent of the U.S. economy. It's even crazier to do it by August.

Yet that is what some members of Congress presume to do. They intend, as the New York Times puts it, "to reinvent the nation's health care system".

Let that sink in. A handful of people who probably never even ran a small business actually think they can reinvent the health care system.

Politicians and bureaucrats clearly have no idea how complicated markets are. Every day people make countless tradeoffs, in all areas of life, based on subjective value judgments and personal information as they delicately balance their interests, needs and wants. Who is in a better position than they to tailor those choices to best serve their purposes? Yet the politicians believe they can plan the medical market the way you plan a birthday party.

A little farther down he writes,

Also leave aside the inevitable huge cost of any such program. The administration estimates $1.5 trillion over 10 years with no increase in the deficit. But no one should take that seriously. When it comes to projecting future costs, these guys may as well be reading chicken entrails. In 1965, hospitalization coverage under Medicare was projected to cost $9 billion by 1990. The actual price tag was $66 billion.

Please take time to read the entire article.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happiness is a moral oblilgation

Wow, great video! I wish I had seen it years ago!

Understanding the Left

Dennis Prager has a short article on Townhall entitled, "Americans are beginning to understand the Left." I'm not nearly as optimistic about the Americans understanding part, but the article is excellent none-the-less.

Monday, July 20, 2009

ACLU concerned about hate crimes legislation

Wow! Even the ACLU is concerned about the effect the new hate crimes legislation may have on free speech!
The Senate late Thursday passed an amendment as part of the Department of Defense Authorization bill that would give the federal government new authority to prosecute certain violent acts based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. However, the Senate version of the hate crimes bill lacks the strong protections for speech and association included in legislation passed by the House of Representatives in April. The American Civil Liberties Union believes that without the speech and association protections included in the House bill, the Senate hate crimes legislation could have a chilling effect on constitutionally protected speech and membership.

Its OK because President Bush did it!

According to the Washington Post,
The Obama administration is delaying release of a congressionally mandated report on the nation's economic conditions, spawning speculation that it is trying to tamp down bad economic news to avoid further complicating the already fraught legislative debate over health care reform.
Their excuse is that the Bush administration released their report late too.

Let me get this straight. The Obama administration--which promised to be the most open administration in history, and which has endlessly and visciously savaged the Bush administration--is justifying their late release of a congressionally mandated report on the economy by saying, in effect, its OK because President Bush did it!

$23 trillion dollars in debt?

According to an article in Politico, "A series of bailouts, bank rescues, and other economic lifelines could end up costing the federal government as much as $23 trillion, the U.S. government's watchdog over the effort said..."

According to the article, "If you spent a million dollars a day going back to the birth of Christ, that wouldn't even come close to just one million dollars..."

If you voted Democrat in the last election, you asked for it! If we don't clean house in the 2010 Congressional election, I fear that America will go beyond some point of no return.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The fall of capitalism and rise of Islam

There is an Islamic group openly hosting a seminar in Chicago entitled, "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam." This group is reportedly "committed to establishing an international Islamic empire and reportedly linked to Al Qaeda" which is "stepping up its Western recruitment efforts"

Robert Spencer asks "Where is the condemnation from all the American Muslim advocacy groups? Where is Honest Ibe Hooper explaining that this is not Islam? Where is CAIR? Where is MPAC?"

Excellent question. Can you imagine the outrage and condemnation by media, politicians, and Hollywood if a "Christian" groupe held a conference advocating the fall of America and the rise of a Christian empire? So where is the outrage?

Read the story at Jihad Watch.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A new record in Minneapolis

The high temperature in Minneapolis today was 65 degrees. That was the coldest high temperature for the 17th of July as long as records have been kept.

I'm sure someone will find some way to blame it on global warming.

Healthcare passes in committee

Even as the Congressional Budget office says that our economy is on an "unsustainable path" and the unemployment rate has jumped to over 10% in 16 states last month, "A key U.S. congressional committee"just approved extremely expensive healthcare legislation (Reuters).

German intelligence reports indicate that Iran is only about six months from developing a nuclear weapon while North Korea may be only months away from expanding their technology to be able to deliver their nuclear weapons to the U.S., but our Democrats in Congress are more interested in bankrupting the country with their socialized medicine.

Could they possibly be any more out of touch?!

Unemployment tops 10%

The Associated Press is reporting that "The U.S. Labor Department says unemployment topped 10 percent in 16 states last month. The rate in Michigan surpassed 15 percent, the first time any state hit that mark since 1984."

This is your stimulus package at work.

Federal budget: "Unsustainable path"

The Director of the Congressional Budget Office apparently has a blog (whodathunkit!). Yesterday he wrote:
Under current law, the federal budget is on an unsustainable path, because federal debt will continue to grow much faster than the economy over the long run. Although great uncertainty surrounds long-term fiscal projections, rising costs for health care and the aging of the population will cause federal spending to increase rapidly under any plausible scenario for current law.
This is just talking about our current obligations (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc.). It is not addressing all the enormous spending programs President Obama wants to put in place.

We simply must elect a more conservative Congress in 2010. The future of the nation depends on it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Democrats, the new racists

Democratic senator Barbara Boxer just couldn't seem to understand that the issue is what the energy experts have to say about the policy regardless of their background--it is not about black, or white, or Hispanic or Asian!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Unborn babies: Abortion and memory

ABC Nightly News just ran a story about studies that show that a baby develops memories even in the womb. Studies have demonstrated that newborn babies can remember their mother's voice from when they were in the womb but these new studies showed that as early as 34 weeks after conception, babies could remember the sound of a buzzer and learn to ignore it!

It seems to me that this should immediately change the entire abortion debate. Pro-choice advocates like to re-define and dehumanize pre-born babies as "products of conception" or "tissue." But mere "tissue" does not have memory! We are destroying the lives of millions of little people who are undeniably human, who feel pain, and who can remember.

UPDATE: Forbes has an article on the study.

Deadliest month in Afghan war

According to the Associated Press, "July is shaping up as the deadliest month of the Afghan war for U.S.-led international forces, with the number killed already matching the highest full-month toll of the nearly eight-year conflict."

Where are all the anti-war protesters now? Could it be that the anti-war organizers were really not anti-war, just anti-Bush?

The persecution of Christians in Iraq

Please read this short article about the persecution of Christians in Iraq. This is not what our soldiers died for. Where are President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton on this?

Will Iran soon have nukes?

"Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency believes Iran is capable of producing and testing an atomic bomb within six months, much sooner than most analysts estimate, according to a report in German weekly Stern" (Reuters).

That proverbial 3:00AM phone call has come in (both for Iran and North Korea). In fact, the phone has been ringing off the hook. President Obama and his national socialist party in Congress are apparently too busy turning us into socialists to answer the call.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Obama's broken promises

Tonight I came accross this blog on surviving the coming inflation. It lists broken promises by President Obama. They include:

President Obama promised to keep lobbyists out of government. "The administration is now full of former lobbyists..."

President Obama promised honesty in government but there are now "tax cheaters in the cabinet, one actually running the IRS and they are purposely overstating the significance of issues in order to sell their programs."

President Obama promised to "reach accros the aisle to Republicans' but "The stimulus bill was created by the most left wing factions for the House with no consideration and involvement by house Republicans."

President Obama promised open govenment but "The stimulus bill was done in closed rooms, with little communication tot he public as to what is actually in it; nobody read the final version."

President Obama promised transparency in government but "There has been no visible communication of what the stimulus bill his in it and what the bank bailout will have either."

President Obama promised to end earmarks but "The stimulus package" contains "the biggest compilation of earmarks/pork ever passed."

President Obama promised accountability in government but "We still don't know where the first bank bailout money went..."

President Obama promised economic growth.

Read the entire article.

An alligator and a duck

On Hannity tonight, Indiana congressman, Mike Pence was talking about Obama's plan to have a government compete with private insurance companies. Mr. Pence said something like, "The government competes with private companies the way an alligator competes with a devours it!"

The Obama plan may sound good to some, but it really appears to be a scheme deliberately designed to facilitate the complete government takeover of health care in America.

Considering the fiasco the government has created with medicare, medicaid, social security, the V.A. hospitals, etc. I can't understand why so many Americans think this is a good idea.

Sonia Sotomayor on abortion

According the Associated Press, Sonia Sotomayor, Obama's pick for the Supreme court, says that abortion rights is "settled law."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Homosexuality and race

In her article, "Deafening silence from black leaders," Meeke Addison writes,
Where are the defenders of "the cause" when you need them? When an actual social tragedy occurs, where are the self-titled leaders of the black movement? I'll answer my own question: They're busy fighting for an interview or a microphone during all of the Michael Jackson festivities.

While Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were competing for the most on-camera interviews and vying for preeminence at Michael Jackson's memorial service on the West Coast, Frank Lombard -- a white, homosexual Duke University employee -- was being arrested on the East Coast for allegedly molesting his five-year-old black adopted son.

Please read the rest of her outstanding article at OneNewsNow.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

"Our goal has never been peace"

Recently, an official of Fatah (the largest political-military party of the Palestinians) said publicly:
What exactly do we want? It has been said that we are negotiating for peace, but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; and the goal is Palestine. I do not negotiate in order to achieve peace. I negotiate for Palestine, in order to achieve a state."
Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Syrians, the Iranians and others all have the same outlook. This is not rocket science. It is really not hard to understand. It has been this way since Muhammad himself!

For a country like America that talks so much about multi-culturalism, our Democratic politicians seem to understand so little about other cultures.

MostDemocrats seem to have this naive fanstacy that all religions are basically the same but just pursue different paths to God, and that all other cultures are bascially good and the people just want the same things we want.

Most Democrats just can't seem to understand that for millions and millions of Muslims, "peace" means peace on their terms. Peace is a strategy that allows them to re-arm and re-group for the ultimate goal of bringing either submission to Allah or death to "infidels."

For these Muslim groups, infidels are Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists, agnostics and anyone else who doesn't submit to Allah--and that sometimes even includes other Muslims who don't buy into their brand of Islam!

Anyone who thinks they would be satisfied with Israel, is deluded.

The longer it takes America and the West to undestand this, the stronger Islam will become and, ultimately, more and more people will die.

Six churches bombed in Iraq

CNN is reporting that six Iraqi churches have been bombed in the last 24 hours! Barack Obama should make it abundantly clear that this is absolutely unacceptable and demand that Iraqi's bring those responsible to justice (yeah, like that's going to happen)!

In the mean time, you should readRobert Spencer's outstanding book, Religion of Peace; Why Christianity is and Islam Isn't.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Connecticut outlaws 3d ultrasounds

Fox News just ran a story about how the state of Connecticut has outlawed 3d ultrasounds done at private clinics for pregnant women--even though there is no medical reason for making these ultrasounds illegal.

If the legislature had medical concerns, why not just regulate them like the do everything else. Could it be there was another reaons? Could it be that the powerful abortion lobby is afraid that their industry would suffer if more and more people see these live 3d images which show how the "fetus" is a real, live, human being?

Democrats seeks to raise income taxes

American's are in serious hurt. People are losing their jobs, their homes. Many of those who still have jobs and homes are struggling more than ever to make ends meet.

Never fear, the Democrats have a solution:
Despite a still-lagging U.S. economy and rising unemployment rate, House Democrats announced late yesterday that they will seek a massive increase in federal income taxes to help pay for the national health-care reform proposal that President Obama is urging Congress to enact this summer.

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.) revealed late Friday afternoon that House Democrats will seek to increase income taxes by $540 billion (CNSNews).
Could they possibly be more out of touch?

ALA censors Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer, author of numerous excellent books as well as the fantastic website, Jihad Watch, was scheduled to be on a panel presenting the other side of a discussion on Islam. Then, under pressure from CAIR, the three other panelists canceled, but rather than inviting others to replace those who dropped out or allowing Robert Spencer to keep his time slot and present his views anyway, the ALA canceled Mr. Spencer's invitation!

For an organization like the ALA--which makes its crusade against censorship one of their foundational principles--to censor Robert Spencer is, quite frankly an outrageous hypocrisy!

If there is any integrity left in that organization, its members will rise up in protest and the ALA will re-invite Robert Spencer to speak, with or without opposing views.

By the way, I have read several of Robert Spencer's outstanding books and have been a long time reader of Jihad Watch. Most of the attacks you read about Robert Spencer are pure lies by people who just don't want you to know what he has to say.

Read the entire story at Jihad Watch.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Obama gives Iran a deadline

Earlier today President Obama said that if Iran does not "show good-faith efforts to halt is nuclear weapons program" by September, "we need to take further steps."

In other words, we will not only use stronger adjectives, we may also stamp our little feet and hold our breath.

Forcing "gay values" on every state

According to an e-mail I received yesterday from the Family Research Council,
No longer content to offer same-sex "marriage" to its own residents, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a federal suit yesterday that would force Bay State "values" on every state in America. In a press conference yesterday, General Coakley claimed that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the U.S. Constitution by interfering with states' rights to define marriage.
This is nonsense, of course. Ms. Coakley is not interested in allowed the voters of each state the right to decide--that is what DOMA is designed to do. What Ms. Coakley wants is to force all other states to accept her gay values. This is how radical gay-advocates define tolerance.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Racism and hate crimes in Ohio

According to Ohio.Com:

Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation.

But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.

It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend's home in South Akron.

Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.

The Marshalls, who are white, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends June 27 on Girard Street numbered close to 50. The teens were all black.

If this had been a group of white teens attacking a black family while yelling, "this is a white world," the story would have been front page news of every newspaper in the country and would have been covered for days on the cable news channels--with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson leading the charge.

But in America, the big sticks of "racism" and "hate crimes" are applied very selectively.

Racism is racism no matter what color is involved. And if "hate crimes" laws are are not applied fairly, the result is a terrible miscarriage of justice.

Actual unemployment: 16.5%

Fox News is reporting that last week alone, 565,000 people began drawing unemployment benefits for the first time. 6.88 million people are now drawing unemployment benefits. The official unemployment rate is now nearing 10% but this doesn't count those no longer receiving benefits. According to a July 2, 2009 article in the Washington Post, "the nation's actual unemployment rate in June rose from 16.4 to 16.5 percent..."

As I understand it, this is far more than the Democrats promised with their stimulus package. In fact, it is more than predicted if the stimulus package had not been implemented at all. And now some Democrats want to spend even more of your children's money in yet another stimulus!

We simply must vote these Democratic crooks out of office in 2010! Our future depends on it!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Another stimulus?

The stimulus package is not working. Joe Biden admitted as much, giving the lame excuse that the economy was worse than the Obama administration realized (i.e. they were wrong).

Fox's Major Garrett recently asked President Obama about rumors of a second stimulus package. Obama said that he hasn't taken anything off the table.

As one pundit said this morning, if you give medicine to the patient and the patient doesn't respond or gets worse, you try something else. Not the Democrats. Art they trying to kill the patient?

Actually, I was shocked to learn that only about 10% of the stimulus money has been spent so far. I couldn't believe it! When the Bush administration first proposed this terrible stimulus idea we were told that the matter was so urgent that the entire U.S. economy might collapse without it. In fact, the matter was so urgent that no one in Congress even had time to read the bill!

Then the Democrats came to power and took Bush's stimulus disaster and put it on steroids! And now, over six months later we learn that only 10% has been spent and the government won't rule out another one!

Could they possibly be any more out of touch? We simply must vote Democrats and "moderate" Republicans out of office in 2010. The country depends on it.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Codex Sinaiticus goes online

Yesterday (July 6, 2009) CNN published an online article entitled, “Oldest known Bible goes online.” Since the article begins by saying, “The world's oldest known Christian Bible goes online Monday—but the 1,600-year old text doesn’t match the one you’ll find in churches today,” I thought the article deserved a response.

The idea that this is “The world’s oldest known Christian Bible” is somewhat misleading. True, Sinaiticus, along with another manuscript known as Vaticanus, are the most complete of the very oldest Bibles still existing, but there are numerous other ancient biblical texts even older than Sinaiticus and Vaticanus.

For example, p45, p46 and p47 together contain pretty much the entire New Testament and are about 100 or more years older than either Vaticanus or Sinaiticus (The letter “p” in p45 etc. stands for papyrus, a form of early paper on which the manuscripts were written. The number is just a number assigned by scholars to identify the manuscripts).

Other ancient Greek New Testament manuscripts which are older than Sinaiticus and Vaticanus include, p1, p4/64/67, p5, p9, p12, p13, p15/16, p17, p18, p20, p22, p23, p24, p27, p28, p29, p30, p32, p35, p37, p38, p39, p40, p45, p46, p47, p48, p49/65, p50, p52, p53, p66, p69, p70, p72, p75, p77/103, p78, p80, p86, p87, p90, p91, p92, p95, p98, p100, p101, p102, p104, p106, p107, p108, p109, p110, p111, p113, p114, p115, 0162, 0171, 0189, 0220.

These texts range from short fragments, to several pages, to pretty much complete collections of Gospels or Paul’s letters (See, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts by Philip comfort and David Barnett for the complete Greek text of these manuscripts).

The CNN article continues, “but the 1,600-year-old text doesn't match the one you'll find in churches today.” My guess is that the average person reading this phrase will conclude that Codex Sinaiticus is vastly different than their Bible. This is true if they were talking about the fact that Codex Sinaiticus was written in Greek while their Bible is written in English (or Spanish, German, Russian, etc).

Otherwise, the statement is terribly misleading. If the average person could read ancient Greek, they may be able to read for hours and not notice a single place where Sinaiticus is different than their Bible. In fact, apart from Greek language and the addition of apocryphal books, my guess is that Sinaiticus is probably well over 90% or 95% identical with most modern Bibles.

So what is the difference?

The most significant difference is—as the CNN article indicated—that Sinaticus contains books that many modern Bibles don’t have: 1 & 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 4 Macabees, Wisdom, Sirach (aka Ecclesiasticus). Some of these books are contained in the Catholic apocrypha. Books like Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, Wisdom, and Sirach can all be found in the Catholic “Jerusalem Bible” for example. All of them can be found in the New Oxford Annotated Bible; New Revised Standard Version.

Most of these books date between the time when the Old and New Testaments were written, though 2 Esdras and 4 Maccabees may have been written in the first century AD.

My impression growing up was that many protestant Christians thought of the Catholic apocrypha as something evil. I think this was a Protestant over-reaction against the Catholic Church. Ancient Jews and Christians generally held these books in high regard, though Jews never included them in their Bibles. Ancient Christians disagreed about whether they belong in the Bible or not. Either way, they are books that every Christian should read.

Another difference between Sinaiticus and modern Bibles is that “The New Testament books are in a different order…” The order in Sinaiticus is, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, Hebrews, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Acts, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, Jude, Revelation, the letter of Barnabas and part of the Shepherd of Hermas (cf. F.F. Bruce, The Canon of Scripture, 205, 206).

The addition of Barnabas and Hermas is the next big difference. A few ancient churches thought the letter of Barnabas and “Shepherd (or pastor) of Hermas” should be included as Scripture.

The letter of Barnabas is hard to date precisely. Estimates range from AD 70 to 135. No one thinks Barnabas, the companion of Paul, wrote this. I would describe it as a Christian exhortation. The letter of Barnabas contains quotes like,

“For it was for this reason that the Lord endured the deliverance of his flesh
to corruption, that we might be cleansed by the forgiveness of sins, that is, by
his sprinkled blood. For the Scripture concerning him relates partly to Israel
and partly to us, and speaks as follows, ‘He was wounded for our transgressions,
and has been afflicted because of our sins; by his wounds we were healed…”

“If, therefore, the Son of God, who is Lord and is destined to judge the
living and the dead, suffered in order that his wounds might give us life, let
us believe that the Son of God could not suffer except for our sake. But he was
also given vinegar and gall to drink when he was crucified…”
One fascinating thing about the letter of Barnabas is its view on how God made the world in six days:
“And God made the works of his hands in six days, and finished on the seventh
day, and rested on it, and sanctified it. Observe, children, what ‘he finished
in six days’ means. It means this: that in six thousand years the Lord will
bring everything to an end, for with him a day signifies a thousand years [cf. 2
Peter 3:8]. Therefore, children, in six days—that is, in six thousand
years—everything will be brought to an end. ‘And he rested on the seventh day.’
This means: when his Son comes, he will destroy the time of the lawless one and
will judge the ungodly…”
The author of Barnabas would likely have thought the world was four thousand years old in his time. The remaining two thousand years brings us up to our time.

The Shepherd of Hermas is a long allegorical essay containing visions, “mandates” and parables. Some in the early church thought is was Scripture, but according to a list of New Testament books written in about 180 AD (now called the Muratorian Canon), the Shepherd of Hermas was written “quite recently in our time in the city of Rome…” The Shepherd of Hermas is not heretical, but is, to my mind, rather bizarre.

The CNN article continues, “And some familiar -- very important -- passages are missing, including verses dealing with the resurrection of Jesus…”

Most of these "missing passages" are a few words or phrases, but the the most significant of the“missing passages” are about the women taken in adultery in John 7:53-8:11 and the “longer ending” of the Gospel of Mark. This shouldn’t really take anyone by surprise. Anyone who has read a modern New Testament all the way through knows that most Bibles contain some kind of notation informing readers that some ancient manuscripts leave these passages out.

When the CNN article says, “passages are missing, including verses dealing with the resurrection of Jesus…” the passage referred to is the so-called “longer ending” of the Gospel of Mark. In most modern Bibles (and in Sinaiticus) the Gospel of Mark ends like this:
“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromatic spices so that they might go and anoint him. And
very early on the first day of the week, at sunrise, they went to the tomb. They
had been asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the
entrance to the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which
was very large, had been rolled back. Then as they went into the tomb, they saw
a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side; and they were
alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the
Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been raised! He is not here. Look, there is
the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples, even Peter, that he
is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told
you.” Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had
seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.”
Sinaticus and Vaticanus end the story with the disciples being afraid. The vast majority of other manuscripts continue the story with:

“Early on the first day of the week, after he arose, he appeared first to Mary
Magdalene, from whom he had driven out seven demons. She went out and told those who were with him, while they were mourning and weeping. And when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.

After this he appeared in a different form to two of them while they were on their way to the country. They went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.
Then he appeared to the eleven themselves, while they were eating, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him resurrected. He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who does not believe will be condemned.

These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up snakes with their
hands, and whatever poison they drink will not harm them; they will place their
hands on the sick and they will be well.” After the Lord Jesus had spoken to
them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. They
went out and proclaimed everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and
confirmed the word through the accompanying signs.

I’m not going to take time reviewing the scholarly discussion regarding Mark 16 except to note that the Diatesseron (a harmony of the Gospels) and Irenaeus both quote from this longer ending—indicating that the longer ending was in at least some copies of the Gospel of Mark, and the Diatesseron and Irenaeus both date from over 140 years before Sinaticus or Vaticanus!

The important issue, however, has to do with the resurrection. Some have tried to argue that the writer of Mark knew nothing of the resurrection of Jesus since the longer ending, containing the resurrection, was not—they insist—part of the original version of Mark. But according to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus specifically predicted his resurrection from the dead (Mark 14:28).

Critics can argue about whether Jesus actually made such a prediction, but the idea that Mark did not know of Jesus’ resurrection is factually untrue.

In addition to Mark’s reference to the resurrection, there are also references to Jesus' resurrection in Matthew, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, First Corinthians, Second Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, First Thessalonians, Second Thessalonians, Second Timothy, Hebrews, First Peter, as well as early church writers like Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, etc. The impression that some may have received from the CNN article, i.e. that early attestation to the resurrection is in question, is nonsense.

CNN then quotes “Juan Garces, the British Library project curator” as saying, “it should be no surprise that the ancient text is not quite the same as the modern one, since the Bible has developed and changed over the years.”

First, it is important to remember that the Bible is a collection of books and letters written over a period of more than a thousand years. So of course the Bible has “developed and changed over the years.” This should come as no surprise to anyone.

Second, some people with axes to grind like to make it sound like there really was no New Testament before some powerful Christian bishops got together in the fourth century AD and created one. This is simply not true, and quite frankly, I question the honesty of some scholars who know better but have left this impression.

There was a core of New Testament writings which, as far as anyone knows, was accepted by all catholic (small “c” meaning universal) Christians and was undisputed. These books include, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, First Peter and First John.

This constitutes the vast majority of the New Testament. Some smaller books like James, 2nd Peter, 2nd and 3rd John, etc. were questioned in some (not all) churches. And some (not all) churches thought for a while that a few books like the Didache, Clement, Shepherd, and Barnabas should be included. But as early as the first or early second century the Gospels, Paul’s letters and even Hebrews was quoted as Scripture—nearly 300 years before any church councils met to discuss the issue. In fact, Irenaeus (AD 185) even calls this collection of books “New Testament” nearly 200 years before any councils met to discuss the issue.

The fact that Codex Sinaiticus will soon be online is a good thing, though, contrary to the impression some may get from reading the CNN article, there is really nothing shocking about it and it really doesn’t change anything Christian scholars have known about the Bible for the last 165 years.

Michael Jackson and Peter King

What do you think of Congressman Peter King's comments on Michael Jackson and the media?

Monday, July 06, 2009

None dare call it Treason

Is this the face of "Moderate Islam" in America? I certainly hope the FBI is all over this.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Sarah Palin for President?

I like Sarah Palin. I would have liked for her to be President. But if running for President is what she had in mind, it seems to me that she is like a runner who pulls out a gun and shoots herself in the foot.

I am certainly no political strategist, but can't imagine how her premature resignation as governor could possibly help her. One of her liabilities was that she didn't have a whole lot of executive experience. Resigning as governor does not help this. She also gives her enemies significant ammunition to say she's a quitter, can't handle the heat, or is just plain irrational.

Before I could vote for her now, she will have to prove herself and demonstrate how this apparently irrational move was strategically brilliant and well thought out. I can't imagine how she can do that.

Her resignation saddens me. I would have liked for her to be President.

Israel and Iranian nuclear plants

According to TimesOnline:
The head of Mossad, Israel’s overseas intelligence service, has assured Benjamin Netanyahu, its prime minister, that Saudi Arabia would turn a blind eye to Israeli jets flying over the kingdom during any future raid on Iran’s nuclear sites.
And according to the Associated Press,
Vice President Joe Biden signaled that the Obama administration would not stand in the way if Israel chose to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, even as the top U.S. military officer said any attack on Iran would be destabilizing.
Clearly someone has to do it--the future of the world may literally be at stake--so hopefully Israel will step up to the plate, because under Barack Obama, the United States no longer seems to have the guts to remain leader of the free world.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Make your house green....or else!

According to the economists on "Cavuto on Business" this morning, if the Democrats' proposed massive energy bill passes, you will be required to spend thousands of dollars to retrofit your house to make it "green" before you can sell it!

For all those who voted for Obama and the asked for it! The Democrats want government to tax, control and regulate every area of your life and they are moving ahead like a freight train to do just that.

In the interest of open disclosure and honesty, I think the Democrats should change the name of their party to the National Socialist Party.

Sotomayor faces more charges of racism

New documents have come to light showing that Sonia Sotomayor not only supported racist discrimination against white firefighters in Connecticut, but that she also served on the board of a group that "represented Hispanic sanitation workers in New York City who wanted to stop white employees from getting promotions" (OneNewsNow).

Imagine a world in which purple people discriminated for hundreds of years against green people, until a green hero finally convinced the majority of purple people that discrimination on the basis of color was wrong.

The green people (with the help of some purple people) then began discriminating against purple people! The green people think that the years of discrimination against them justifies discrimination against purple people.

What the green people are really demonstrating, however, is that they are not really against discrimination per se. They are just against discrimination against them! The real issue, then, is not about discrimination, but about power (as those like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have illustrated over and over again).

But shouldn't hundreds of years of racial discrimination be redressed? Certainly, if there was an equitable way of doing it. But you cannot justly punish innocent people now, for the sins of their forefathers. This is just evil and to do so only invites future retribution by the innocent ones who are being unjustly punished. It perpetuates nothing but a cycle of hatred and violence. This is undoubtedly why 2 Chronicles 25:4 specifically says that people are not to be punished for the sins of their fathers (or forefathers).

The fact is that racism is racism, and racism is evil. Those who advocate discrimination against white males are every bit as racist as those in the KKK or other white supremacist organizations who advocate discrimination against African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Jews, etc. Racists have no business being on the Supreme Court.

Friday, July 03, 2009

The war in Afghanistan

Recliner Commentaries recently commented on the incresing military offensive in Afghanistan. In the news this morning: One General says we are currently in "one hell of a fight" with Taliban in Afghanistan right now. Earlier today a former CIA analyst said that our presence in Afghanistan will not be a short term engagement. He said we would have to be there for five to ten years!

This raises all kinds of questions. For example:

Where are all the anti-war protesters now and why aren't they hammering Barack Obama for not withdrawing our troops sooner, as they did with President Bush?

Why was it wrong for President Bush to go to war with a nation which everyone thought had WMD, but OK for Barack Obama to continue war with a nation which no one thinks has WMD?

Why was it wrong for a Republican President to wage war but OK for Democratic Presidents to wage war (I don't recall any major anti-war protests when Clinton bombed Iraq, invaded Somolia, or went to war in Bosnia either).

Could it be that the anti-war protests were orchestrated specifically as a political power-play to discredit the Bush administration?

If so--thanks to the gullibility of the American people--it worked and we now have a very naieve and inexperienced President trying to deal with some of the most serious crises in the nation's history.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Obama brain scan

From someone named Burt Prelutsky (via Jihad Watch):
"I sincerely hope that when the president goes in for his annual check-up, the doctors at Bethesda will do a brain scan. Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran."

Homosexual sex crimes

This is about as evil and despicable as it gets:
News coverage of a Duke University official accused of raping his adopted 5-year-old son and offering the child to someone else is apparently lacking what some say is a key piece of information: the fact the alleged perpetrator is a homosexual who lives with another "gay" man (WorldNetDaily).
This Duke University pervert apparently adopted the little boy to use him as a homosexual sex slave! Then he rents the little boy out to someone else for sex!

Crimes like this that make me question the wisdom of the constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

Unemployment still on the rise

According to USA Today breaking news, "Employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high 9.5%, according to the Labor Department."

The Obama/Democrat stimulus package was a successful, massive power grab; but as an economic stimulus, it was a failure.

Lesbian sues photographers

It has happened again:
A woman sent an e-mail to Elane Photography in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She said she wanted the owners, Elaine and Jon Huguenin to photograph her lesbian 'commitment' ceremony....

Elaine and Jon politely said no because they felt their Christian beliefs would conflict with the behavior that would be depicted in the ceremony (ADF letter, Monday June 29, 2009).
There are, of course, dozens, of photography businesses in Albuquerque that would love to have these lesbians' business. But that wasn't good enough. One of the lesbians "filed a complaint with the state human rights commission asking it to punish the Huguenins for allegedly 'discriminating' against people who engage in homosexual behavior."

The very people who pushed gay rights in the name of "tolerance" are now becoming some of the most intolerant people on the planet!

The Huguenins now have to defend themselves in court even though "Neither marriage nor civil unions are legally recognized between members of the same sex in New Mexico." Just imagine what will happen when same sex marriage is legal! The floodgates for lawsuits against Christians will open and many Christians will be forced by the government to either compromise their religious convictions or shut down their businesses!

The same logic that would allow the government to require Christian photographers to photograph gay ceremonies or that would require Christian doctors to perform abortions, could also be used to justify forcing "a Hindu vegetarian film producer to create a commercial for a slaughter house" or a Muslim store owner to sell wine, or a Jewish restaurant owner to serve pork.

Freedom of Religion is not just "freedom of worship." Any "freedom" that requires you to leave your religion in your home or place of worship is not freedom in any meaningful sense of the word.

Make no mistake about it. The battle over same sex marriage is not really about whether two people of the same sex should be able to get married. It is about freedom of religion.

Obama lied, people died

I'm watching a report on TV this morning about 4,000 U.S. marines attacking the Taliban in Helmand province in Afghanistan. As I understand it, this just the latest of recent U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.

I wonder if we will soon be seeing large protests in the streets with people chanting, "Obama lied, people died."

I doubt it. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the anti-war protests were not really anti-war. They were just anti-Bush.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Obama, worse than Nixon!

Who recently said that "not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way President Obama is trying to control the press."

If you answered, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Jason Lewis you would be wrong.

The answer is long-time veteran White House correspondent and uber-liberal, Helen Thomas!

So much for President Obama's promise to have a very "open" administration?

Read the story at CNSNews.

Billions of aid to Muslim nations

President Obama is reportedly giving $150 million to Jordan, $600 million to the Palestinian Authority, and $300 million to Hamas. He is also giving "1.5 billion a year for the next five years" in civilian aid to Pakistan in addition to $2.8 billion in aid for that nation's military."

Not only that, but following in the footsteps of President Clinton who gave nuclear technology to North Korea, "the U.S. is set to help the United Arab Emirates become the first Arab nation with a developed nuclear power infrastructure."

Wow! You'd almost think President Obama was a Muslim! We are in the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression. Isn't it time to cut back on foreign aid and use the money in America?

See Jihad Watch for the full story.

David Cerullo and self-indulgence

According to the Associated Press/OneNewsNow,
A religious broadcaster is building a $4 million home in a gated, lakefront community in western South Carolina at the same time that the ministry has cut jobs and reset thermostats to save money in its new headquarters.

Inspiration Networks' CEO David Cerullo is building the 9,000-square-foot home on a lot that overlooks Lake Keowee, The Charlotte Observer reported Monday.

Inspiration Networks has drawn scrutiny for up to $26 million in incentives it won from South Carolina to move from Charlotte to Indian Land, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. The network's revenues are expected to approach $100 million, largely donations from people who are told God favors those who donate.

According to Matthew 23:25 Jesus once said, "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

The book of James (5:5), warning of God's judgment adds, "You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter."

If the verses fit....

Democrats' "amnesty" bill

Absolutely infuriating!!! We must throw these Democratic bums out of office or they will destroy this nation! Please watch the video, but take your blood pressure medication first! (Hat tip: Don B.)