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Morning Coffee 07/29/08

29 July 2008, 9:56 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

Evangelicals warn against McCain-Romney ticket

“McCain and Romney would be like oil and water,” said evangelical novelist Tim LaHaye, who supported Mr. Huckabee. “We aren’t against Mormonism, but Romney is not a thoroughgoing evangelical and his flip-flopping on issues is understandable in a liberal state like Massachusetts, but our people won’t understand that.”

The Rev. Rob McCoy, pastor of Calvary Chapel in Thousand Oaks, Calif., who speaks at evangelical events across the country, told The Washington Times, “I will vote for McCain unless he does one thing. You know what that is? If he puts Romney on the ticket as veep.

Oh, fer the love of pete! I really wish people get over themselves. The fate of the country is at stake, and they’re playing with its future. Proclaiming such nonsense is going to hand the White House to the least qualified person in the country. And you Huckabee backers? Romney would do a whole lot more for the ticket than he would. This coming from an evangelical! Sheesh!

Metro council may urge voters to reject English-only plan

Under a non-binding resolution introduced by Councilman Ronnie Steine, the council would officially ask voters to reject the English-only push led by Councilman Eric Crafton, who is trying to gather enough voters’ signatures to place the idea on the ballot in November.

If a majority of council members agree with Steine, the council will urge voters not to sign Crafton’s petition cards. The council also would ask voters to reject the proposed Metro Charter amendment supported by Crafton if a referendum is held this fall.

Nashville might find itself having a few new councilmen if they push against the will of the people. Perhaps their schools would test better if they actually insisted on speaking the language of the land? Do they even teach English anymore? To supposed English speaking natives? Just a thought.

S.F. slaying of dad, sons called gang related

The fatal shootings of a father and two sons in San Francisco’s Excelsior district June 22 were not road-rage killings and instead were motivated by the killer’s belief that his targets were in a rival gang, the head of the police homicide unit said Monday.

“We know it is gang related,” Lt. Mike Stasko told the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee. Stasko said the victims, Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, were attacked because of their appearance.

Because of their appearance? They were murdered by an illegal invader, yet this is suppose to make it all better? What kind of manure is this? It sounds like someone is trying to make excuses for their “sanctuary city” policy. The piece of excrement shouldn’t have been in the country at all!

DM Barak in DC Warns of Iranian Influence

In a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Defense Minister Barak warned his American colleague, “Iran’s plan to enhance its strength endangers the stability of the region and of the entire world. We insist that the pace of economic and financial sanctions on the Iranians continue to be increased.” As was made clear by IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi in his meetings with U.S. officials last week, Barak repeated the mantra that “no single option should be taken off the table” when it comes to blocking Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Some in D.C. seem to understand the long reaching threat of Iran. Sadly, many do not, and they are in pretty high positions of power.

Paterson: City Employees Fail To Grasp Budget Trouble

With the city and state bracing for a financial hit from an uncertain economy, Governor Paterson is arguing that the city’s public employees don’t seem to understand the extent of the trouble and the pressure they are putting on the city’s budget.

Speaking at the annual meeting of the state’s Financial Control Board in Manhattan yesterday, Mr. Paterson said public employees are failing to recognize “the need to address these situations earlier and faster.”
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The city’s largest public employee union, DC 37, did not respond to a request for comment.

What a shock. There’s a union involved. Unions have outlived their purpose, and now are doing nothing more than pushing businesses, cities and states down the toilet. It’s past time to dissolve them all!

Judge refuses to reinstate R.I. cleaning contracts

A cleaning company whose workers were caught up in a federal immigration raid has lost it bid to keep more than two dozen state contracts.

The Providence Journal reports Tri-State Enterprises asked a Superior Court judge for a temporary restraining order blocking the administration of Gov. Don Carcieri from canceling the contracts. But Judge Patricia Hurst said she could not order the state to open its doors to workers whose immigration status can’t be verified.

Whoa! A judge actually standing up for the citizens and against companies that break the law? I’m seriously impressed!

No more ‘First 48′, urges district attorney

While Jessie Dotson’s tearful confession to shooting four adults and beating and stabbing five children on Lester Street made a riveting episode for police documentary “The First 48,” it may have also violated Tennessee Supreme Court rules.

The rules state that, among other issues, comments on potential evidence, confessions or results of examinations of upcoming cases are prohibited, Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons said in a letter to Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin.

Sometimes, I get the impression that the powers that be are actually EMBARRASSED by the numbers of crimes committed in Memphis, and don’t want the whole world to know about it. Hmmm….

Report: Al Qaeda Operative Killed During Missile Strike in Pakistan

Intelligence officials are investigating reports that Al Qaeda’s top expert on chemical and biological weapons was among six people killed Monday in a missile strike on Pakistan’s tribal areas.

Al Qaeda operative Abu Khabab Al-Masri’s wife told authorities that her husband died in the attack in South Waziristan, according to a Pakistani military intelligence official. The woman was wounded and hospitalized, he said.

U.S. officials told FOX News that al-Masri was a key trainer and expert in chemical and biological weapons, likely to have operational knowledge of a liquid explosive bomb plot thwarted two years ago. He is considered a “top 10″ Al Qaeda target and was part of the original team with Usama Bin Laden who fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

One can only hope it’s him, till positive proof is presented. Hey, does the pilot who dropped the bomb get the $5MIL?

Dems Moving to Fund UN Agency That Aids China’s One-Child Policy

“Every time Democrats take back the White House, they continue to fund these population control programs that they euphemistically call ‘family planning,’” Steven Moore, a Wall Street Journal editor and an expert on UNFPA, told CNSNews.com on Monday. “Obama has said he is pro-abortion, and so I think it’s likely that the U.S. will continue its support.”

The Dhimmis LIKE murdering babies. They don’t care if they are US babies, or Chinese babies. The more dead babies, the better. And they call it “choice”.

Md. cancer statistics altered

The company, Macro International Inc., found in an internal investigation that data were deliberately altered between August 2004 and December of that year. The company fired the employee responsible for the cancer registry. State officials said that Macro employees apparently overreported the incidence of cancer to ensure that the database met standards set by a national certification association, which closely monitors registries to ensure that states have a complete count of cases.

The misinformation led researchers to send an estimated 400 women letters beginning in 2005 asking them to participate in a cervical cancer study when they did not have the disease. About 10 of those women called the state Family Health Administration, part of the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – one of the first indications that the cancer registry was inaccurate.

What kind of sick SOB would put women through such a thing? The impact of any kind of female type cancer on a woman changes her entire life. I know! That is just beyond demented!

Iraq: Kurds protest against new electoral law

The protest went ahead despite a deadly suicide attack that killed at least 22 people and wounded scores of others at a previous protest held in Kirkuk on Monday.

“The adoption of the provincial elections law was an attempt to impede coexistence among groups of the Iraqi people and the country’s political process,” said Kirkuki, in a speech quoted by VOI.

“The law was a conspiracy against the Kurdish people and is unconstitutional.”

The new legislation is said to create an equal distribution of council seats among Arabs, Turkomen and Kurds, and includes an article delaying local elections indefinitely.

I’m a little confused. How is sharing power equally a “conspiracy”?

Church shooting victims’ conditions upgraded

The conditions of two victims from Sunday’s shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist church have been upgraded, a third remains serious and a fourth is stable.

All four are patients at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, which released the latest conditions this morning.

The patients and their conditions:
–Jack Barnhart, 69, serious.
–Linda Chavez, 41, serious.
–Tammy Sommers, serious.
–Joe Barnhart, 76, stable.

An upgrade is good news. My prayers will continue for all them, and their families.

China defends human rights record

The report accused China of reneging on its promises of greater freedom, with activists jailed, journalists detained and more people sent to labour camps.

But Beijing said people who understood China would not agree with Amnesty.

Foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said: “I hope that Amnesty International can take off the tinted glasses they have been wearing for years and see China in a fair and objective way, and do something more constructive.”

He insisted that there should be no interference in China’s affairs.

Golly gee! Don’t they know that everyone is free in Communist China….to believe and do as they are TOLD.

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