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Archive for 15 July 2008
Go here, read. Look at the connections. They are all crooks, and guess who keeps right on paying? Why, you and I of course!
Remember this when you go to vote in November.
Swiped from Texas Fred’s.
Brit Hume is stepping down from one of my favorite news shows, Special Report.
From Outside The Beltway:
Brit Hume, a top anchor and executive with Fox News since the channel was launched 12 years ago, plans to step down at year’s end. But he won’t disappear entirely.
Sources familiar with the situation say that Hume, 65, will give up his job as Washington managing editor and anchor of “Special Report.” They say he is near a deal to continue with Fox in a senior statesman role, not unlike that of Tom Brokaw at NBC, for roughly 100 days a year.
In his new role, Hume would be a senior political analyst, anchor special events, serve as a panelist on “Fox News Sunday” and occasionally substitute for the host, Chris Wallace.
I can think of a couple of people who might be able to fill his shoes, but it’ll be hard. Luckily, he won’t be completely out of the picture.
H/T: Stop the ACLU
Reaction continues to the decisions of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), which took place between June 21 and June 28. The assembly nullified proscriptions against sexual behavior outside of marriage and called for a vote to delete the church’s constitutional standard requiring fidelity in marriage and chastity in singleness. It also initiated a process that could remove mention of the Bible’s prohibition against homosexuality form the Heidelberg Catechism.
The moves are seen by some as an attempt to clear a path for the eventual ordination of practicing homosexuals to the church offices of deacon, elder, or minister.
Further, the assembly authorized the creation of a $2 million legal fund to litigate against churches which seek to transfer to other Reformed denominations while retaining their property.
Amendments to the Heidelberg Catechism and the constitution are not final, but become effective if approved by the 173 regional governing bodies, called presbyteries, of the Presbyterian Church USA.
The Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Lay Committee decried the decision as a “frontal assault on Biblical Christianity,” saying in a July 8 statement that the General Assembly “disregarded historic Reformed standards, undermined its Constitution and failed to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ with its actions.”
“The PCUSA has jettisoned the solid rock of Biblical authority and morals and is now floundering in the sea of cultural relativity. In desperation, it lays claim to the property of congregations that love the Word of God more than denominational loyalty,” the Presbyterian Lay Committee said.
This is no longer a ‘church of God’! You do not get to pick and choose which of the Lord’s commandments you will follow, and which ones to throw out!
Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Right there, in black and white! One of the foundations of a successful marriage, between ONE man and ONE woman.
“With a handful of rushed votes this morning, this General Assembly has turned its back on God’s gracious plan for our lives. It has abandoned scriptural morality. It has caused us to deviate from the belief and practice of the church throughout history and around the world to this day.”
I honestly can’t even find words to express my disgust. Yes, people make mistakes, and should ask for forgiveness. But when your church is basically saying it’s ok to be a slut, male or female, then one more building block of our society has been eroded.
We’ve all been lost at one time or another in our lives. We rely on our church leaders to preach the Word, honestly. This is just…. WRONG!
H/T: Faultline USA
The Taliban are believed to have released photos of two beheaded Afghan women on al-Qaeda-linked websites on the Internet on Tuesday.
The women were allegedly decapitated two days ago in the Afghan province of Ghazni after the Taliban had accused them of being prostitutes whose clients included American soldiers and foreign contractors present in Afghanistan.
On the other hand, the Daily Times said they were shot. I’m not sure if it matters how they died….dead is still dead.
I just wanted to remind some folks that these are not rational human beings we’re dealing with here. These are a type of being that is lower than pig dung. They aren’t just in Afghanistan, or Iraq, or Iran. These are the types who are taking over European countries. Keep that in mind. Ya also might want to remember that your very own Congress is funneling billions of dollars to those who support such trash, via oil prices.
Remember that when ya start feeling sorry for the whining Canadian kid, he and his cronies wanted you dead 7 years ago, and they STILL want you dead.
Just wanted to point this out.
The shootings happened when the two officers, assigned to the Zone 4 precinct, were on patrol as part of an effort to curb the burglary problem.
They saw three young men sitting outside a house at 976 Cascade Road SW and attempted to question them, Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington said at a press conference at Grady.
Pennington said the officers asked the young men to approach and repeatedly ordered one to take his hands out of his pocket.
The man pulled out an automatic weapon and fired at the officers, striking both, Pennington said. The officers returned fire and killed the gunman, he added.
Police did not say whether the other two men were in custody.
Thankfully, it sounds like the cops are going to be just fine. Also thankfully, they had the presence of mind to save the good folks of Atlanta the cost of an expensive trial.
Oh, like say the drop out rate? The high birth rate to unmarried teens? Black on black crime? You know, ‘little’ things like that. No, the NAACP must focus it’s energy on a flag. Not just any ol’ flag, but the flag that was used during the “War of Northern Aggression”.
NAACP leaders meeting in Cincinnati say they will step up their campaign against flying of the Confederate battle flag on state grounds in South Carolina.
Dennis Courtland Hayes, interim president and CEO, said Monday at the civil rights organization’s national convention that action plans are in the works and to stay tuned for details.
The NAACP and other critics call the rebel flag a symbol of slavery and racism. Its defenders call it an emblem of Southern pride and heritage.
A 2000 compromise removed the flag from the Capitol dome in South Carolina. It now flies on Statehouse grounds near the Confederate Soldier Monument.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has continued a boycott of the state.
As La Shawn Barber said:
Very useful! That’s what I’m talking about. Quite important stuff they’re doing. Life-changing ideas, indeed, sure to advance colored people. Keep up the good work.
The Confederate Battle Flag. The best-known Confederate flag, however, was the Battle Flag, the familiar “Southern Cross”. It was carried by Confederate troops in the field which were the vast majority of forces under the confederacy. The Stars represented the 11 states actually in the Confederacy plus Kentucky and Missouri.
And my opinion of him hasn’t changed. He’s still a maroon!
Sen. John McCain on Monday accused his Democratic presidential rival of flip-flopping on the war in Iraq, as a pair of new polls showed the Republican’s strategy of painting Sen. Barack Obama as politically expedient is beginning to take hold with voters.
As Mr. Obama repositions himself for the general election after exclusively targeting the Democratic base of committed liberals, it leaves some voters on the left feeling he is abandoning them on their top issue – Iraq – and has independents questioning his veracity.
Don’t think it has anything to do with McFeingold’s message. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that B. Hussein doesn’t have the moral strength and character to stand up for what he REALLY believes. Every once in a while it slips out (ex: 57 states….Islamic states) and people are starting to catch on. At least I sure hope so.
The United Nations has relocated some non-essential personnel out of Sudan’s Darfur region due to fears of a backlash over charges of atrocities brought against President Omar al-Bashir.
The Useless Numnuts do what they normally do, talk big…..then run.
According to the release, the five-month-old was found crying in a car with the windows rolled up and doors locked in a parking lot of a bar in the 1100 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard at 2:20 a.m. Sunday by an officer who was there for an unrelated matter.
The parents, identified by the release as Martinez-Amaya and Ramirez, were found inside the bar. Police determined the infant had been left inside the car since 11 p.m. Saturday evening.
I don’t know how warm it still is up near Nashville at 11pm, but it’s still pretty dadburn warm here. They put her life in danger in two separate ways: leaving her in the car and expecting to drive after drinking. And all they got was $5,000 bond? That’s it?
Global warming could do more than hurt polar bears: It could force a rise in kidney stones, scientists warned Monday.
“We see a relationship between kidney stones and temperatures everywhere,” says study co-author Margaret Pearle of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. “Even in places with air conditioning, warmer temperatures mean more stones.”
Still pushing that polar bear business, eh? Even if the population has increased, and credible scientists have debunked the BS? Kidney stones?
Some bloggers opposed to Barack Obama say they suspect Obama’s supporters — with the assistance of Google — may have tried to censor them when the Internet giant froze their Web sites for five days last month.
Seven blogs run by Democrats who oppose Obama’s nomination for the presidency were incorrectly flagged as spam sites by Blogger, the hosting service Google has owned since 2003. Google says it was an automated response from a spam filter.
But the bloggers believe that Web surfers who support Obama took advantage of a loophole in Blogger’s system that allows readers to report spam blogs, the artificial Web sites that abound on the Internet and are used to promote other sites.
Ah yes, the children seem to be in charge. I would suggest telling Blogger to put it where the sun don’t shine and move to another program, like WordPress, TypeKey, etc.
President Shimon Peres is to sign the pardons for the five imprisoned Hizbullah terrorists, including child killer Samir Kuntar, which will allow them to be released on Wednesday. He will reportedly condition his signature on Hizbullah carrying out its side of the deal. The Hizbullah report on missing Israel Air Force navigator Ron Arad, delivered last week as part of the exchange, will be presented to President Shimon Peres today. He will also hear from military commanders regarding their evaluation of the agreement.
His hand will tremble as he signs the pardons, Peres said, but “we have a moral obligation to bring home whoever we can.”
I don’t suppose the Israeli government has considered that it’s a ‘moral obligation’ to keep those still living, alive? Releasing murderous pigs does not ensure the safety of ANYONE.
Drivers involved in death crashes after drinking or taking drugs face similar penalties, as will those who were driving at greatly excessive speed over long distances.
Under new sentencing guidelines sent to the courts today which come into immediate effect, there are to be stiffer penalties for drivers who kill after getting too close to cyclists or who go into cycle lanes.
Sentences of two to five years are recommended for motorists who kill when driving despite knowing that they are tired or have failed to take prescribed medication or are in a vehicle that they know to have a dangerous defect.
There will also be longer driving bans for other motoring offences.
The Brits continue to confuse me. They come up with increased sentencing, but drop others? What are they going to let you do behind the wheel with no penalty? Oh dang….sorry I asked.
Prosecutors rested their case against John Ford on Monday, but not before playing undercover FBI audiotapes that captured the then-state senator bragging about huge payments from a state contractor.
One tape, recorded in 2005 from a wiretap on Ford’s cell phone days after The Commercial Appeal first reported his secret payments from a TennCare contractor, includes the senator engaged in a strategic discussion with his brother.
The guy is slime. The whole family is a bit off the wall. The sooner this POS gets behind bars, the better.
Focusing on features of Iran’s package of incentives for the West, he said, “In the package we presented to them, we stated that our rights would be materialized in the framework of solving the world crises.”
Does anyone else find sick humor in Ahmabooboo’s claim?
Mr. Obama is proposing to raise taxes on capital gains and dividends by a staggering two-thirds, moving the rate up 10 percentage points to 25%, which could curtail investment and business on Wall Street, a backbone of the city’s and state’s economy.
Such a foolish, and reckless move would hurt more than just Wall Street and New York. Click on the link….they have visual aids for those who still don’t get it.
Defendants and plaintiffs in two copyright infringement lawsuits against YouTube have reached a deal to protect the privacy of millions of YouTube watchers during evidence discovery, a spokesman for Google said late Monday.
Earlier in July, a federal judge in Manhattan ordered Google to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom and other plaintiffs to help them to prepare a confidential study of what they argue are vast piracy violations on the video-sharing site.
Seems to me this could open up another can of worms that really shouldn’t be opened.
President Bush announced on Monday that he will lift the executive order banning offshore drilling, a move that Republicans consider essential to boosting oil supply. Some Democrats, however, say the move won’t lower gasoline prices any time soon.
Bush criticized the Democrat-controlled Congress, saying that it “sat idle” as gasoline prices rose. The American Automobile Association (AAA) listed the national average for unleaded, regular gasoline Monday at $4.109, compared with $3.054 a year ago.
This Congress? The “sit on my thumb, bash Bush, hate America and Americans” Congress? Pfft!
The students chant the same words in different foreign accents, repeating the basics of feminine attire in a language they’re eager to learn
When you click on it to go to the full story, it is spelled correctly. I had a mental image of those girls in the veils at a ballet barre. Heh.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.