A look at current events from the point of a view of a Conservative Evangelical Christian who stands firmly on the Word of God (that's the Bible for those of you at Berkley) and stands behind the Constitution of the United States of America. So grab yourself a big cup of java, kick back in your chair and enjoy another member of the "vast right wing conspiracy" making his voice heard.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
"From: Jerry Falwell
Date: December 28, 2006
We hear a lot these days about a divided nation. So I began wondering this week why our nation has begun to embrace a relatively new celebration known as Kwanzaa, which is not as innocent as it appears on the surface.
Launched in 1966, Kwanzaa is celebrated for seven days, beginning December 26. The weeklong festival was introduced by Ron Karenga (AKA Ron Everett), a black author and Marxist devotee, who has a very dubious history. Mr. Karenga’s Marxist roots should be a warning signal right off the bat, but there’s more to be concerned about here.
In 1969, on the campus of UCLA, Mr. Karenga led a student group known as United Slaves, which, along with students in the equally radical Black Panthers (the rivals of United Slaves), actually attended classes with loaded weapons.
David Horowitz, in his book “Radical Son,” noted that Black Panther John Higgins was then “murdered — along with Al ‘Bunchy’ Carter — on the UCLA campus by members of Ron Karenga’s organization.” Later, female members of the United Slaves said they were tortured by United Slaves members, all at Mr. Karenga’s command.
Members of the organization have since reported being beaten and tortured by Mr. Karenga and his minions. He was actually convicted of felonious assault and false imprisonment in 1971, and sentenced to prison. At his trial, a psychiatrist’s report declared: “This man now represents a picture which can be considered both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations and elusions, inappropriate affect, disorganization, and impaired contact with the environment.”
But the story gets more bizarre.
When he was released from prison, Mr. Karenga had earned his doctorate degree and soon was appointed to the Black Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach.
I’ll never cease to be amazed at the foolish gullibility of modern education officials.
Our nation, I believe, has also been naïve in accepting Kwanzaa without examining its roots and its founder. In our modern quest to embrace multiculturalism and diversity at all costs, I believe we are being duped by the founder of Kwanzaa.
I’ve watched several news reports on Kwanzaa in recent days and none of them have mentioned the dark history of its founder or its Marxist pedigree. The reports have simply noted that Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration rooted in African traditions, and even that is untrue.
Mr. Karenga himself admits that Kwanzaa is not fundamentally African, telling the Washington Post in 1978, “People think it’s African, but it’s not.”
In a recent column, Ann Coulter, never one to mince words, said of Kwanzaa: “[It] is a lunatic blend of schmaltzy ‘60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism.” She added, “When Karenga was asked to distinguish Kawaida, the philosophy underlying Kwanzaa, from ‘classical Marxism,’ he essentially explained that under Kawaida, we also hate whites.”
Listen, I love learning about other cultures. At Liberty University, where I am the chancellor, this year we welcomed students from 83 nations among our 10,000-plus resident students. Further, nearly 14 percent of our student body is African-American. I truly enjoy meeting these students, hearing their stories and celebrating their life goals. It is fascinating to learn about others’ customs and ways of life.
But I cannot accept Kwanzaa as a legitimate American holiday. It is corrupt and wholly anti-American. There is danger in it.
I join with Ann Coulter in celebrating Galatians 3:28, which notes that the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ is available to all, no matter their race, color, background or heritage. It says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus …” (NKJV).
Therein lies real diversity and true freedom for all."
Saturday, December 30, 2006
As a disclaimer, I'm using my own scoring system here; which means if I don't make a pick because of the game in question being useless…which is a lot of them, I get the "W" if I achieve my stated goal.
With that being said, let's review the 2nd round:
* Emerald Bowl: I took a risk and picked the Nole's to pull out the "W" in the land of fruit and nuts…and the said bowl named after a nut company. Bobby's boys helped him avoid his first losing season in 30 years.
* Independence Bowl: OSU gave the Tide every opportunity to win…which is something the Alumni Booster Club won't allow, and they still loss.
* Holiday Bowl: I stuck my neck out on this one and picked the Aggies to beat the loony lefties from Berkley; my first wrong pick.
* Texas Bowl: Even though I picked them, I'm still shocked by how easily Rutgers won this one.
* Music City Bowl: I was kind of expecting a UK upset in this one, and should have called it…that's my 2nd wrong pick.
* Sun Bowl: The Beavers by one…my kids scored more in gifts from Mamaw and Papaw; I'll call this a "W".
* Liberty Bowl: High scoring first half and the Gamecock's woke up in the 2nd half for a big win.
* Insight Bowl: We ate at Dos Loco Gringos instead of Amigo Juan's, it's still Mexican and Tech apparently won by 3…it's a win for me.
* Champs Sports Bowl: Stupid quarter…Terps win easily.
This takes my record, according to my patented scoring system to 14-3…now to the 3rd round, all the remaining bowls that are not BCS.
* Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, Dec 30: Navy (9-3) vs. Boston College (9-3).
Meineke? Don't they do mufflers? The resurgent Midshipmen bring a strong rushing game into Charlotte against BC. Matching records…should be interesting.
My Pick: Toss up, but I'm a patriotic type…Go Navy!
* Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Dec 30: Texas (9-3) vs. Iowa (6-6)
The defending National Champion have to settle for a trip down the road to the Alamo Dome in what appears to be a huge miss match.
My Pick: There is no reason the Longhorns shouldn't win this one.
* Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, Dec 30: Georgia (8-4) vs. Va. Tech (10-2)
The artist formally known as the Peach Bowl has now sold its soul to corporate sponsorship and has the traditional SEC vs. ACC match up. Last year my beloved Tigers rolled all over the Miami Hurricanes, this year the Bulldogs from Athens get the Hokies.
My Pick: UGA had a rather uninspiring season that started with a lot of potential, I would hope they finish strong; Dawgs for the win.
* MPC Computers Bowl in Boise, Dec 30: Miami (6-6) vs. Nevada (8-4)
Wasn't this that stupid Humanitarian Bowl that had the 2nd place C-USA team in the past playing on that stupid blue turf? Miami has to settle for this? Oh how the mighty have fallen! As for Nevada…do they have a football team?
My Pick: Usually I refuse to follow this game and could care less who is in it or won it, but out of utter disdain for the Hurricane's I'm pulling for Nevada.
* Outback Bowl in Tampa, Jan 1: Tennessee (9-3) vs. Penn State (8-4)
Two former National Champions face off after a lack luster season that started full of potential for both. Two great coaches going head to head, Fulmer from UT and the old school Joe Paterno returning to the sidelines with a broken leg.
My Pick: This really is a toss up for me, but I think the Vols may be able to pull it out.
* Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Jan 1: Auburn (10-2) vs. Nebraska (9-4)
For the first time since having their hearts handed to them by Miami in the National Championship game a few years ago, the Huskers made a little run in the Big 12. Auburn had everything going for them after they stole a victory from LSU early in the season, and then gave it all away by not showing up against Arkansas.
My Pick: I'll take an under achieving SEC team over an under achieving Big 12 team any day…War Eagle!
* Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Jan 1: West Virginia (10-2) vs. Ga. Tech (9-4)
At least this game hasn't sold its naming rights yet, and is still being played on New Years day! The one time National Championship hopeful WVU taking on the Rambling Wreck from Ga. Tech who lost the ACC to the Baptist boys from Wake.
My Pick: As weak as I think the Big East really is, I do think the Mountaineers are the better team here.
* Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Jan 1: Arkansas (10-3) vs. Wisconsin (11-1)
The annual consolation game for the Big 10 and SEC has the Hogs taking on the Badgers. Wisconsin had a great season, but came short against the Wolverines, while the Hogs started off with a beating from USC and ended on a 2 game skid.
My Pick: As strong as I think the Hog's are in the running game, I think Wisconsin may have the upper hand in this one.
* International Bowl in Toronto, Jan 6: Western Michigan (8-4) vs. Cincinnati (7-5)
Why is a game this pointless being played during the BCS games, and why are they playing in Canada? But then again, maybe this type of game is what Canada deserves.
My Pick: The US college football fan…not having to see this game played on US soil!
* GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Jan 7: Ohio (9-4) vs. USM (8-5)
What did I say about pointless games during BCS week? I went to school in Hattiesburg, but I don't think the Eagles deserve to be in the national spot light during the premier week of college football…and neither does the Bobcats from Ohio making their first bowl appearance since the Lincoln Administration.
My Pick: I'll say Southern just because…but I still think they should have played this game 2 weeks ago!
Alrighty then…this wraps up part 3 of my pigskin prognosticating. I should have my BCS picks up shortly.
Until then, happy New Year and enjoy the games!
Friday, December 29, 2006
Right now it is nearly 9PM in Baghdad, and it seems like it will most likely take place tomorrow...before the end of the year.
As a militant muslim, no doubt Saddam plans on going out as a "martyr", but i don't think he will like what he finds on the other side...and i won't be 70 virgins.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Ford is a one of a kind in that he is the only person to ever hold the office of Vice President and President without being elected for either.
President George W. Bush is set to make a statement in the morning concering the loss of President Ford, but released this statement which can be found on the White House website:
"Laura and I are greatly saddened by the passing of former President Gerald R. Ford.
President Ford was a great American who gave many years of dedicated service to our country. On August 9, 1974, after a long career in the House of Representatives and service as Vice President, he assumed the Presidency in an hour of national turmoil and division. With his quiet integrity, common sense, and kind instincts, President Ford helped heal our land and restore public confidence in the Presidency.
The American people will always admire Gerald Ford's devotion to duty, his personal character, and the honorable conduct of his administration. We mourn the loss of such a leader, and our 38th President will always have a special place in our Nation's memory. On behalf of all Americans, Laura and I offer our deepest sympathies to Betty Ford and all of President Ford's family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them in the hours and days ahead. "
May he rest in peace.
* Poinsettia: I picked TCU, they won 37-7…enjoy your fruitcake boys.
* Las Vegas: I picked BYU; they won 38-8 and then quickly make a trek out of the Den of Sin back to Provo in time to hear the Tabernacle Choir sing.
* New Orleans: I picked Troy; they won 41-17 and then had to tell everyone that they are not USC’s JV squad.
* New Mexico: I picked “Justice”, San Jose State did win as I expected and I still think Ron Trott is great!
* Papa Johns: I picked Domino’s to make a lot of pizzas and although I haven’t seen the sales totals, I have no doubt that they did…this is a “gimme” and South Florida won the game for those keeping score at home.
* Armed Forces: My 5 year old said Utah, and the kid is a natural! The Utes won 25-14.
* Hawaii: I picked Hawaii and the home field helped, 41-24.
* Motor City: I got the DVD player in the van and Central Michigan won the game for what it is worth, so I’ll call that a win!
Now let’s move on to my 2nd set of picks.
* Emerald Bowl at San Francisco, Dec. 27: Florida State (6-6) vs. UCLA (7-5)
Bobby Bowden and his boys are having one of the worst seasons EVER and have to travel to the land of fruit and nuts to face the Bruins who pulled out the upset of USC to keep them out of the BCS title game.
My Pick: I like FSU, but have respect for UCLA this time for beating USC… but I’ll have to go with the Noles in a close one though.
* Independence Bowl at Shreveport, Dec. 28: Oklahoma State (6-6) vs. Alabama (6-6)
My secretary is an OSU fan and Bama’s alumni boosters are trying to ruin that great football heritage in the name of Bear Bryant.
My Pick: In honor of Mrs. Maggie…Go Cowboys! OSU for the win.
* Holiday Bowl at San Diego, Dec 28: Cal (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (9-3)
Hmm…this is a tough one. A bit of a home field advantage for the Bears, but the Aggies are a pretty good bowl team and I still remember them destroying BYU in the Holiday Bowl back in the 90’s. This is another tough call but…
My Pick: A&M.
* Texas Bowl at Houston, Dec. 28: Rutgers (10-2) vs. Kansas State (7-5)
The Cinderella of the Big East, Rutgers against the once powerful K-State out of the Big 12 playing in ANOTHER renamed bowl game; formally known as the “Houston Bowl”. Wow, such unique names, huh? And why are there 3 bowl games on this day? It’s a Thursday for Pete’s sake!
My Pick: I’ll say Rutgers, although I do think their clock is about to strike midnight.
* Music City Bowl, Dec. 29 at Nashville (DUH!): Clemson (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5)
The new Bowden of college football is taking his Tigers into Nashville to play a surprising UK team that actually finished above .500. Although I think the Cats can pull an upset in what is almost a home game for them, I’ll go with the boys from the ACC in this one.
My Pick: Clemson
* Sun Bowl at El Paso, Dec. 29: Oregon State (9-4) vs. Missouri (8-4)
A team that finished in the middle of the Pac 10 is facing a team that finished in the middle of the Big 12…zzzzz. Sorry, did I fall asleep? If I watch this game, I might. This game is on at 2:00 in the afternoon on the Friday my in-laws arrive.
My Pick: My kids…Mamaw and Papaw are here!
* Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Dec. 29: South Carolina (7-5) vs. Houston (10-3)
The Old Ball Coach is coming out of the SEC to take on the Cougars fresh off of winning the Conference USA. How come a match-up of the 8th place team in the SEC and the winner of a Conference USA is considered to be “Even”…and it really is? Pretty sad.
My Pick: A lot of game still left in the Old Ball Coach, the Gamecocks will be walking in Memphis.
* Insight Bowl at Phoenix, Dec. 29: Texas Tech (7-5) vs. Minnesota (6-6).
Game #4 of the 5 scheduled for this day has the Red Raiders out of the Big 12 facing the .500 Golden Gophers of the Big 10 in another WHO CARES match up. Folks, we really have too many bowl games…
My Pick: Dinner at Amigo Juan’s in Hope!
* Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Dec. 29: Purdue (8-5) vs. Maryland (8-4)
The last of the Friday night games has the Boilermakers who finished 5th in the Big 10 going head to head against the Terps who finished 6th in the ACC. You know, about 10 years ago both of these teams would have been sitting at home in December with those records drinking the last of the eggnog and eating leftover ham.
My Pick: Heads for Purdue, Tails for Maryland…it landed on heads, so I guess I’ll say Purdue.
Next up…all of the games heading up to the BCS match ups. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
What if Jesus came? Did not his Father send him? If he was made a child did not the Holy Ghost beget him? If he spake wondrously, did not his Father pour grace into his lips, that he might be an able minister of the new covenant? If his Father did forsake him when he drank the bitter cup of gall, did he not love him still? And did he not, by-and by, after three days, raise him from the dead, and at last receive him up on high, leading captivity captive? Ah! Beloved, he who knoweth the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost as he should know them, never setteth one before another; he is not more thankful to one than the other; he sees them at Bethlehem, at Gethsemane, and on Calvary, all equally engaged in the work of salvation. “He shall come forth unto me.”
O Christian, hast thou put thy confidence in the man Christ Jesus? Hast thou placed thy reliance solely on him? And art thou united with him? Then believe that thou art united unto the God of heaven; since to the man Christ Jesus thou art brother and holdest closest fellowship, thou art linked thereby with God the Eternal, and “the Ancient of days” is thy Father and thy friend. “He shall come forth unto me“. Did you never see the depth of love there was in the heart of Jehovah, when God the Father equipped his Son for the great enterprise of mercy?
There had been a sad day in Heaven once before, when Satan fell, and dragged with him a third of the stars of heaven, and when the Son of God launching from his great right hand the Omnipotent thunders, dashed the rebellious crew to the pit of perdition; but if we could conceive a grief in heaven, that must have been a sadder day, when the Son of the Most High left his Father’s bosom, where he had lain from before all worlds “Go,” saith the Father, “and thy Father’s blessing on thy head!”
Then comes the unrobing. How do angels crowd around to see the Son of God take off his robes He laid aside his crown; he said, “My father, I am Lord over all, blessed for ever, but I will lay my crown aside, and be as mortal men are.” He strips himself of his bright vest of glory; “Father,” he says, “I will wear a robe of clay, just such a men wear.” Then he takes off all those jewels wherewith he was glorified; he lays aside his starry mantles and robes of light, to dress himself in the simple garments of the peasant of Galilee. What a solemn disrobing that must have been!
And next, can you picture the dismissal! The angels attend the Saviour through the streets, until they approach the doors: when an angel cries, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors, and let the king of glory through!” Oh! Methinks the angels must have wept when they lost the company of Jesusâ€”when the Sun of Heaven bereaved them of all its light. But they went after him. They descended with him; and when his spirit entered into flesh and he became a babe, he was attended by that mighty host of angels, who after they had been with him to Bethlehem’s manger, and seen him safely, laid on his mother’s breast, in their journey upwards appeared to the shepherds and told them that he was born king of the Jews.
The Father sent him! Contemplate that subject. Let your soul get hold of it, and in every period of his life think that he suffered what the Father willed; that every step of his life was marked with the approval of the great I AM. Let every thought that you have of Jesus be also connected with the eternal, ever-blessed God; for “he,” saith Jehovah, “shall come forth unto me.” Who sent him, then? The answer is, his Father.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
The Incarnation and the Birth of Christ
Preached on December 23, 1855
New Park Street Baptist Church, Southwark, England
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Wait a minute? Poinsettia Bowl? 32 bowl games? OK, there is seriously something wrong that picture. But I’ll go ahead and make my predictions.
For those of you who are used of me saying something uplifting and inspirational…forget about seeing that here. You will find that I have a great appreciation for college football as well as sarcasm. I don’t mean to offend, but if it happens…all is fair in love and football!
So, here is part 1 of my college bowl predictions.
* Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego, Dec 19: Northern Illinois (7-5) vs. TCU (10-2).
25th ranked Horn Frogs of TCU take on…Northern Illinois? HUH? OK, when the 3rd best team in the Western division of the Mid-American Conference gets a bowl game, we may have too many! Not to mention this is a second game in San Diego which has a hard enough time pulling in fans for a winning Charges game. Hey, maybe then can open the border and offer tickets to whoever crosses legally!
My pick: TCU, they have a defense, and they are playing Northern Illinois
* Las Vegas Bowl at Las Vegas (DUH!), Dec. 21: BYU (10-2) vs. Oregon (7-5).
Shouldn’t this be in San Diego in the Holiday Bowl???? BYU which traditionally has a strong passing game that matches their belief in the prophet Joseph Smith will be taking on the fashionistas of the PAC 10, Oregon. The Ducks are in a better conference but they tend to get their tails handed to them by decent teams. I’m not sure if BYU’s defense will be able to keep the Ducks from scoring, but I’m pretty sure the Ducks won’t stop the Mormon boy’s air game.
My Pick: BYU, bless be the prophet, lol!
* New Orleans Bowl at New Orleans (for real this year!), Dec. 22: Rice (7-5) vs. Troy (7-5).
Rice is making its first bowl appearance since before the Bill of Rights was written, and Troy…wasn’t he a guy I went to high school with? Once again, more proof of too many bowl games. Rice was tied for 3rd in C-USA and Troy won that all so tough Sun Belt conference.
My Pick: Who cares! Troy, at least they won their pathetic conference!
* New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque, NM, Dec. 23: New Mexico (6-6) vs. San Jose St (8-4).
OK, so New Mexico is .500 and “hosting” a bowl game is probably the only chance they have of being in one going against the team that finished tied for 3rd in the WAC. Please shoot me?
My Pick: Hey, a new “Justice” is on…you gotta love Ron Trott!
* Papa Johns Bowl at Birmingham, AL, Dec. 23: South Florida (8-4) vs. East Carolina (7-5)
I guess this means Louisville has lost more hope of hosting another bowl game. And I can find North and South Carolina on my map…but I can’t find East Carolina. And as for South Florida…no habla Espanol!
My Pick: Domino’s Pizza, I bet they will make tons of sales during this one!
* Armed Forces Bowl at Ft Worth, TX, Dec. 23: Tulsa (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5)
The game now formally known as the Ft Worth Bowl (where did they get such a catchy name!) is now being played in honor of the men in and women in our Armed Forces. Too bad they couldn’t draw anything better than the 3rd place team in the C-USA and 3rd in the Mountain West.
My Pick: Utah, because my 5 year old said so.
* Hawaii Bowl at Honolulu, HI, Dec. 24: Hawaii (10-3) vs. Arizona St (7-5)
Didn’t this used to be called the Aloha Bowl and played on Christmas Day? I guess calling it the “Hawaii” Bowl guarantees the Rainbow Warriors getting a bowl bid…kind of like the reason we have the Fiesta Bowl so that Arizona St. can get a bowl game! Wait, why are the Sun Devils in Hawaii then????
My Pick: Home field advantage…Hawaii
* Motor City Bowl at Detroit, Dec. 26: Middle Tennessee (7-5) vs. Central Michigan (9-4).
The day after Christmas…I’m going to ignore this game, like everyone else, and play with the toys my kids got at Christmas.
My Pick: Anything else.
Well, that is part 1, only 3 more to go! Woo Hoo! I love me some college football!
Monday, December 18, 2006
For the last 4 years Hillary has made herself out to be a "supporter" of our troops who are fighting the war on terror by dodging questions related to her alleged "support" of the war effort and even took time to visit the troops in Iraq a couple of years ago. But those days of bliss and encouragement are apparently gone as she positions herself for a run in the 2008 Jackass Primary.
This morning on NBC's "Today" show, Sen. Clinton was asked about her 2002 vote and offered a slightly evolved answer. "Obviously, if we knew then what we know now, there wouldn't have been a vote," she said in her usual refrain before adding, "and I certainly wouldn't have voted that way." What has brought such a change? Barak Obama stepping up as the future of the democrats and his opposition to the war effort.
I'm telling you, these next couple of years are going to be pretty interesting, especially for the democrats who are on the verge of implosion...of the Howard Dean "Scream" magnitude.
Apparently, every year around this time in the UK a poll is taken among the children in that region of the world (whose morals, standards, etc are similar to those in the US) to determine what makes them happy and what is important to them. According to British pollster Luton First, a survey of kids under the age of 10 said the best things in the world in order of 1-10 are as follows:
Being a celebrity
OK, in light of the recent news concerning Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton…how much are we actually doing to encourage this sort of mindset?
And not just that, but look at the toys out there. $600 game systems that people are willing to rob and kill over; Bratz dolls that show little girls at an early age what it means to be a slut, and Saturday morning cartoons that should make parents blush.
It did appear though that God managed to rank #1 as the “Most Famous” person in this same study, …although somehow that Jesus made the list at #3. Glad to see that they are developing the next generation of theologians over there! If there is any hope in this, both Jesus and God did finish ahead of #4 David Beckham and the Queen of England at #5.
Who was number 2 you ask: none other than Wayne Rooney! Who is Wayne Rooney you ask…well so did I. He is a forward for the Manchester United Soccer Club in England.
I need some duct tape…I think the head is getting closer to exploding.
If you want to see the actual report: http://www2.luton.gov.uk/tour/html/kidsday.doc
Friday, December 15, 2006
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the company, Golden State Fence Co. and 2 of the company's executives agreed to pay nearly $5 million in fines for hiring at least 10 illegal aliens to work on a 14 mile border fence along the Mexican border in the late 1990's. The hiring of illegals by the fence company apparently took place between 1999 and 2005, with US Immigration officials estimating at least 100 of Golden State Fence's employees were unauthorized to work.
OK, anyone else think there is a border problem yet??????
They gave the would be Santa the boot saying that only "approved characters" can be portrayed in the park.
I need some duct tape, i think my head is about to explode!
As a result of this event the drive by media was foaming at the mouth with the possibility of a possible GOP move to reclaim some control of the Senate should things not improve with Sen. Johnson. Truth be told, it really is sickening considering the man's life is in danger and all someone can care about is political jockeying.
And as far as i can tell it was not the GOP or even the Democrats wanting to discuss this, only the MEDIA! The 4th estate that has managed to do everything possible to ruin the greatest country on God's green earth.
At the same time though, I have no doubt that people like San Fran Nan Pelosi and Dirty Harry Pelosi have much use for Sen. Johnson in terms of advancing their agenda, other than the fact that he gives them a "majority" in terms of number of Democrats.
I continue to pray for a full recovery for Sen. Johnson, and hopefully our country can also recover from a much worst condition.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
It does bother me in a way though that they are already discussing the possible shift in power in the US Senate as a result of this. SD has a GOP Governor who would more than likely appoint a Republican to fill the seat of Sen. Johnson if needed; splitting the evenly at 50-50 with VP Cheney having the deciding vote.
Of course, if Sen. Johnson is indeed deemed "incapacitated" and unable to do his job, i don't see a problem since the vast majority of the members of both houses are congress are basically brain dead to begin with.
Speaking of which (and this is way off subject, but it's my blog...so get over it!), our favorite psycho nut babe from Georgia, former Rep. Cynthia McKinney has introduced legislation to impeach President Bush before she is escorted out of the House to slug a cop for one last time. You can read about it here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,235637,00.html .
Keep in mind she also introduced legislation to have a collection Tupac Shakur's recordings placed at the National Archives and a federal probe launched to investigate his death.
I wonder if there is an available bed for her????
SENATOR JOHN KERRY
304 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
DEAR SENATOR KERRY:
WE ARE STILL LAUGHING OVER HERE IN IRAQ AT YOUR JOKE ABOUT THE TROOPS BEING DUMB. WE DO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU ARE A LOT SMARTER THAN WE ARE BECAUSE YOU WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF COMBAT IN THREE MONTHS. THIS IS WHY WE ARE SEEKING YOUR ADVICE. PLEASE GIVE US GUIDANCE.
1.) WHERE IS THE LEAST PAINFUL AREA ON THE BODY TO INFLICT A WOUND?
2.) DOES IT HAVE TO BLEED OR WILL A SCRATCH DO?
3.) WHERE DO YOU GET THE FORMS TO FILL OUT RECOMMENDING YOURSELF FOR A PURPLE HEART?
4.) DO YOU NEED A WITNESS? IF SO, HOW MUCH DOES THAT COST?
5.) ARE THREE PURPLE HEARTS STILL GOOD FOR A TRIP HOME?
6.) WHAT IS A REALISTIC PERIOD OF TIME IN WHICH TO ACQUIRE THESE WOUNDS? LESS THAN THREE MONTHS SOUNDS A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS EVEN TO US.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND KEEP THE JOKES COMING.
JUST A DUMB G.I.
P.S.--WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE ME ON HOW TO MEET REALLY RICH WOMEN?
Monday, December 11, 2006
What makes this new release different from the old one is a new introduction that apparently has a bit more of an urgency in tone for the need of proper child rearing as a result of 9/11 and the internet. The AP reports the former First Lady's new intro saying, "The five years since 9/11 have reinforced one of my main points: How children are raised anywhere can impact our lives and our children's futures." She goes on to add, "Today's electronic village has certainly complicated the always difficult challenge of parenting and raising the next generation," noting that in 1996 fewer people were on the Internet and cell phones "weighed as much as bricks." Her main point is still the same...the government will do a much better job at raising kids than any family can, especially those who would tend to have conservative ideals and a mistrust for government intervention.
The other major change to the book is this:
Her face now graces the cover. Can you say "Get your face out in public?"
An to be honest, this is not a face i want to see any more than i have to.
Once again, 2007 and 2008 should be lively, at the very least. But i will stick by my previous statement that the democrats running the House and the Senate will so screw things up for people like Hillary and Obama, that they will have little chance of winning the White House in 2008. In fact, i wouldn't be surprised to see the GOP win the White House again as well as at least one of the houses of Congress when this bunch of yo-yo's are done.
And in case you are wondering, the only book i look to for how to raise my kids is the Bible...it has been proven correct time and time again!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I love this! A group of students at the University of Texas made an 'ACLU Solstice Barn' which substitutes for the dreaded Nativity Scene on the university campus. This subsitute for the much maligned Nativity features Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin as the three Wise Men and Nancy Pelosi in the role of PC angel perched high on top.
The ACLU Solstice Barn doesn't end it's celebration of idiocy there, "We've got Gary and Joseph instead of Mary and Joseph in order to symbolize ACLU support for homosexual marriage, and of course there isn't a Jesus in the manger," said Tony McDonald, chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas branch on the Austin campus.
For those who are wondering what the 3 leaders of the Soviet Communist Revolution have to do with the ACLU, it is because the group's founder Roger Baldwin was a staunch supporter of Soviet-style communism when he was the leader of the organization. WND reports that when Baldwin was head of the ACLU in 1934 he wrote an article entitled "Freedom in the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R." in which he said "the Soviet Union has already created liberties far greater than exist elsewhere in the world." He later moderated his views but maintained a commitment to socialism. I'm sure this may come as a surprise to many who support the ACLU, but will probably only make their support stronger.
My favorite touch thouch has got to be the "terrorist shepherd" complete with bombs strapped to his waist, obviously he is present after hearing the good news of something being born (since Jesus isn't allowed and unborn babies are not "living" or "human" according to the left) from the angelic San Fran Nan.
And you know it has got to be horns holding that halo up!
Anyway, i got a huge kick out of it, and the picture is above for your viewing pleasure.
And as always, especially for the ACLU...MERRY CHRISTMAS and may GOD BLESS YOU in the remainder of 2006!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I do realize that Dr. Robert Gates is before the Senate Armed Forces Committee (which like most other Senate committees is a joke) seeking confirmation as the new Secretary of Defense, and that the Midwest is still being battered by that winter storm (hello...winter time, do you expect Hi's in the 70's?); but i think it's time to just sit back and relax a bit.
I found this great video on YouTube featuring none other than Dr. Albert Mohler, distinquished President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Most people see Dr. Mohler as kind of a stiff guy and way too much of an intellectual...until you get to know him. I had a theology class under him and realized there is really another side to Dr. Mohler, and you can see that in this video.
Enjoy! You can check out the link:
or watch it here: