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Archive for 7 September 2008
Some of you are committed Democrats or of the liberal persuasion. To those of you who are, please indulge me this one time and I promise to not bother you with future politically charged e-mails. But I would like to ask you…….
What caused the decay of our society’s morals? Did it begin with the bra-burning, pot-smoking protesters of the 60′s? Was it the music of that generation (my generation) that influenced the baby boomers to gravitate to marijuana, LSD and other drugs? Or was it the leftist professors of our colleges and universities that bombarded those young minds with socialist propaganda that have fashioned the ultra liberals of today’s adult society?
Whatever the cause, we now live in an era where killing unborn babies is not only acceptable but encouraged. Barack Obama has said if his daughters made a mistake he wouldn’t want them punished with a baby. Since when is a precious baby punishment? Our primary schools are indoctrinating our seven year old children to accept homosexuality with such books as My Two Mommies. Our politicians and judges vote to approve marriage between same-sex partners and yet they deem prayer and the mention of God in schools and public places as unlawful. We are a nation divided, not only politically but morally as well.
These same politicians are willing to sacrifice our nation’s sovereignty to the Almighty Vote by rewarding illegal immigrants with amnesty, citizenship and social services. Social services from which we working, tax-paying, life-long citizens are barred. In the interest of political correctness, school boards across our country make allowances to accomodate the Muslim population by providing foot baths, removing pork from menus and adding Ramadan to school programs. However, our schools no longer have Christmas Break, it is now Winter Break. Gone is Easter Break in favor of Spring Break. And we let it happen.
Our Congress now allows the oath of office to be taken with a hand on the Koran instead of the Bible, as was the case with Keith Ellison, the first African-American Muslim to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. We have come a long way from our Judeo-Christian beginnings in America.
We are a society subjected to the left-wing, liberal media manipulation in all forms: newspapers, magazines, network television and radio stations and cable networks. And yet, the liberal politicians in Washington want to take away conservative radio. It is called the Fairness Doctrine. Fairness Doctrine? Fair to whom? Nancy Pelosi and the liberals in Congress are the proponents of such legislation and if the Republican Party loses enough seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate, it will pass.
It is inconceivable that millions of voting citizens support Barack Obama merely on his ethnicity, his rhetoric and his pleasant voice. Those of us who live in Illinois know he did nothing on our collective behalf to improve our state. He voted “present” 130 times rather than make a yes or no decision on issues. If he couldn’t make decisions at that level, how will he govern if elected President of the United States and in the face of issues critical to our country? He has been a United States Senator for 144 days, most of which he spent campaigning for the highest office of our nation. As a U.S. Senator, Barack Obama has not created one major legislative bill that has been enacted. Not one.
It is apparent that Senator Obama’s friendship with William Ayers is acceptable, as is his twenty-year association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the now infamous reverend who calls upon God to damn America. No doubt Senator Obama cast aside his church, Trinity United Church of Christ, purely for political expediency. It is further obvious the media turns a blind eye to Obama’s connections to Tony Rezko and Kwame Kilpatrick, a person Obama admires and calls friend. The media protects Sen. Obama at all costs.
Obama talks about change and yet he chose a 36-year Washington Insider senator as his running mate. That isn’t change, it’s business as usual. Don’t be deceived into thinking you will be given “free” universal health care if Obama is elected president. It will cost you dearly in tax dollars and in the sacrifice of the best health services in the world. While it is obvious something must be done to deflate the outrageous cost of health insurance, universal health care is not the answer. England and Canada have recognized the disastrous results of socialized medicine and are easing away from those programs. The irony would be if we Americans are forced to one day travel to Canada for better medical care.
I pray reasonable Americans will vote wisely on November 4th and not vote for the charlatan, Barack Obama. America’s sons fought for our freedom, some paid the ultimate price to ensure our country would forever remain a democracy. Don’t dishonor them by a pencil mark on a ballot that would begin the end of democracy. Socialism ~ or worse ~ will very likely take its place.
Connie (last name withheld by editor)
Palin also provoked an instant discussion of how children are thrust onto the political stage and whether their lives become fair game as media or campaign fodder.
“It is the one remaining area that is sensitive in politics,” said Sacramento Republican consultant Kevin Spillane. “Historically, children have not been fair game.”
Yet the sudden spotlight on Palin’s children isn’t the first time children have played key parts in a political story line.
Barack Obama’s daughters – 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha – have been featured on the cover of People magazine and in a televised interview on “Access Hollywood.” The girls chattered about their $1 weekly allowances, going out for ice cream, how their dad talks too much and and how “cool” it would be to move to the White House.
One HUGE difference! No one has attacked the Obama kids! Unlike the left wing smear merchants who have actually set up websites for each of the Palin kids, with more of the slime they wallow in. When the kids start making stump speaches, and I don’t see little Trig doing that any time soon, or Britol for that matter, then what they say can be analyzed, like Michelle Obama’s “this is the first time in my adult life” speech. Like I said….HUGE difference! Kids are off limits! Got that you left wing whackos?
In a somewhat surprising move, Mr. Obama himself swung back at Mrs. Palin yesterday, telling voters at a county fair in Terre Haute, Ind., that she had accepted federal funding for earmarks as governor.
“I know the governor of Alaska has been saying she’s change, and that’s great,” Mr. Obama said. “She’s a skillful politician. But, you know, when you’ve been taking all these earmarks when it’s convenient, and then suddenly you’re the champion anti-earmark person, that’s not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something; you can’t just make stuff up.”
Yes sir, they certainly do. “God DAMN America!” Yep, words mean things. Oh, that earmark stuff? Is there a governor in this country who hasn’t taken money from the federal gubmint? Seriously, is there?
Barack Obama’s wife’s cousin is a Rabbi, according to the Jewish magazine Forward. Michelle Obama’s first cousin once removed, Capers Funnye, shepherds the flock at a mostly black Israelite synagogue on Chicago’s South Side, the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew synagogue.
Forward reports that Rabbi Funnye’s mother, Verdelle Robinson Funnye (pronounced fuh-NAY), and Mrs. Obama’s paternal grandfather, Frasier Robinson Jr., were sister and brother.
Which makes me wonder about his anti Semite associations, like Louis Farrakhan.
Congressional leaders seized on the enormous implications for taxpayers and the economy as the historic takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could come as soon as Sunday.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac together hold or back half of the nation’s mortgage debt, and have played an increasingly important role in the real estate market since the credit crisis started in August 2007. A government bailout could cost taxpayers around $25 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and two other regulators are working on a plan to put the troubled mortgage finance companies into a conservatorship, and remove Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd and Freddie Mac CEO Richard Syron, according to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
That is an EXTREMELY misleading headline. It should read “TAXPAYER BAILOUT OF FECKLESS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS”. Just saying. Let’s have some accuracy here, ok? And I, as a taxpayer, do NOT want my money spent on an institution that has weaseled and connived it’s way through the unsuspecting public! Has anyone asked YOU if you wanted to bail them out? No? Didn’t think so! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty sick of that cesspool called D.C. throwing my good money after bad! Let ‘em fall. Yes, people will be hurt, but there are other, more reputable institutions who can take up the slack. Keep private businesses in private hands!
The global mining company is fighting to keep control of the $6 billion project after government officials challenged the validity of a mining permit granted by the West African state.
“Young unemployed people were demonstrating over their employment problems. Three company vehicles were burned,” Rio Tinto’s spokesman in Guinea, Jean Raymond Soumah, said. The protests happened on Saturday, he said.
“People must understand that we have not yet started operations. Only when we do will the 10,000 or more jobs be created,” Soumah said.
Oh yeah. Now there’s a real good way to make sure ya get a job with the company when they become available…..torch the companies vehicles. Uh huh! Real bright kids, aren’t they. And just what is it with kids and torching cars? Gar-ron-tee! They’d be the LAST people on my list to hire! Hopefully, because they’d be behind bars for destruction of private property.
Addressing the conference, Ghaemi termed Islamic Republic as one of the biggest countries in term of accepting the refugees.
“Establishing peace and security will pave the way for the voluntary repatriation of the refugees,” Iranian official said.
Guterres, for his part, appreciated the Islamic Republic for hosting the refugees without international contributions for the past years.
Referring to the meager UNHCR budget, Guterres expressed regret that this community can not compensate the Islamic Republic expenses for the war-refugees.
So, the UN uses our tax dollars to send to rogue regimes under the guise of helping refugees of worn torn countries. One more reason to cut off all funding to the UN, and kick ‘em out! Didn’t we send a boat load of money to Iraq with the intent of helping the people? Look where that money went. Nice programs with fancy sounding names in reality aid and abet the tyrants. Isn’t it time to put a stop to that? Oh, and I’m wondering what the Iranian people think while the price of food increases by the day?
Two American diplomatic outposts in Pakistan received envelopes containing an unknown white powder last week, sparking a security scare, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said Sunday.
Tests are being conducted on the substance, spokesman Lou Fintor said. He declined comment on whether any embassy staffers had become ill or were under observation.
The envelopes were sent to the U.S. Consulate in Karachi on Thursday and the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad on Friday. Fintor said both facilities have remained open, with no plans to close them.
Not closing seems to be a good indication that it was harmless, doesn’t it? However, I’d say we pull all our diplomats out of Pakistan, and bring our money back with them. No more aid. Not to them, not to any country who would rather see us dead. Sorry, just don’t think that’s money well spent, do you?
Most crucially, he is asking the Canadian government to stop interfering in their case,” the newspaper said.
“I never mentioned it in that context nor were there any conditions or talk of conditions. I was disappointed about the way the Kohail family reacted after the incident.
I was surprised and enquired why the Canadian government was defending murderers. I never gave any hope of clemency,” he said, adding that he wants a verdict.
“When a verdict is issued then there will be talk… Our family is seeking justice. A verdict.
That is what we want. It is between us and God Almighty,” he said. A general court in Jeddah sentenced 23-year-old Canadian national Mohammed Kohail and 22-year-old Jordanian national Mohanna Ezzat to death for the murder.
Wow. This kids will be beheaded, as might the third kid. Perhaps I shouldn’t call them kids. They are old enough to know right from wrong. What kind of school were these Canadians attending anyway? What on earth did the victim do to warrant such an attack? We may see Saudi justice as extreme, but they sure don’t molly coddle their criminals!
Jackie Thomas’ death was the 27th homicide linked to domestic violence in 2008, nearly double the number (14) at this time last year.
The six deaths in the Lester Street case skew the 2008 number upward, but other than that, police have no explanation for the increase.
“There’s no rhyme or reason why,” said Memphis police Det. Monique Martin.
Each case typically has only one thing in common, she said: “It starts with an argument and ends with a homicide.”
REAL men do not use physical force on their wives/girlfriends. REAL women don’t beat on their men either. I know all too well two of the causes of this sort of violence – alcohol and drugs. If you have a problem, get help. There is NO excuse for physical abuse. And damn sure no excuse for killing your spouse/partner.
The attack Saturday demonstrated the severe militant threat facing the Muslim nation and President-elect Asif Ali Zardari, who overwhelmingly won lawmakers’ votes the same day as the blast and was expected to be sworn in by Tuesday.
Zardari has vowed to be tough on militancy, a stance that plays well in Washington, where U.S. officials worried about rising violence in neighboring Afghanistan have pushed Pakistan to clamp down on extremist havens in its borders.
He might want to consider making a clean sweep of the madrassas. Although, that would probably increase the violence. Hmmm… Well, either they stop killing people, or they die before they can kill. Real tough decision there. (sarcasm) And NO, if you were wondering….I have NO sympathy for murderous thugs!
Powerful Hurricane Ike rolled down an uncertain path Sunday that may lead to the U.S. Gulf Coast late this week, forcing emergency officials to pay attention and leaving millions of people from Florida to Mexico to wonder where it will eventually strike.
Officials in the Florida Keys planned to start a phased evacuation for residents Sunday morning after telling visitors a day earlier to get out. Ike, a dangerous Category 4 storm with winds early Sunday of near 135 mph, was forecast to affect the Keys starting Monday night on a potential track for the central Gulf.
Crap! It’s like there’s a hurricane making machine out there in the Atlantic. Maybe if everyone prays real hard, and thinks positive thoughts, it’ll fizzle? Seriously, I will be praying for family and friends, and family of friends!
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer.
5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.