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.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Now, as bad as this is...various apostate and liberal so called "baptist" groups gathering to bash the SBC; that isn't even the worst thing. The high light of the day (and someone had to be high to decide on this one) was the awarding of former Vice President and Presidential Election Sore-Loser Algore with the "Baptist of the Year Award". Yes, i said "Baptist of the Year"...which apparently was not something that the vast majority of baptists had a say so in since i never got a ballot.
Robert Parhman, the Executive Director of the Baptist Center of Ethics (another SBC reject who left on his own accord) went as far as to refer to Algore as a...and this is where the head gets ready to explode a "baptist prophet" according to Baptist Press. No, really, i didn't stutter and i'm not making it up, Algore was called a "baptist prophet".
In Parham's introduction of the Profit maker, he said, "We have with us today a Baptist prophet who is so unacceptable that the Baptist establishment in his hometown of Nashville neither acknowledged his winning the Nobel Peace Prize nor honored with coverage his notable Nobel lecture...Prophets are unacceptable because their truth is inconvenient." Obviously, this was a slam on the Southern Baptist Convention which is based largely out of the great city of Nashville.
The Profit Algore went on to say in his speech that some Baptist spokesmen deny the reality of global warming because they are locked in a coalition with rich and powerful people who take advantage of the poor for economic profit. Yeah, that's right...i'm in a coalition with rich and powerful people to take advantage of the poor for economic profit. I'm just rolling in the dough here in my 3 bedroom home where i can just build up my carbon footprint!
If i was only the Profit maker like Algore, i could simply fly private jets across country, have someone drive me around in an SUV, and rest comfortably in my 10,000 square foot house when i finally get time to rest. No, instead i'm too busy trying to take advantage of the poor for my own profit according to the bitter ex-VP!
Just for the record Mr. Parham, a prophet is one who declares the truth of God to point people toward God. A prophet of God preaches to save the soul...not to "save the earth". If Algore is your idea of what "Baptist of the Year" is, i'm thankful that you have decided to abandon my Southern Baptist Convention...and i'm glad we were not invited.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
You know, i'm starting to think the democrats are on the left of the bell curve too if they are just now figuring this out!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
The Elder Kennedy said, "Through Barack, I believe we will move beyond the politics of fear and personal destruction and unite our country with the politics of common purpose." Politics of fear and personal destruction, huh?
First of all, Ted Kennedy created the politics of fear and personal destruction when he personally chose to attack Judge Robert Bork when he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the Supreme Court. Kennedy put down his drink long enough to get on national TV and say, "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of government." Once again, the hypocrisy of these people amaze me.
And it was with the help of Ted Kennedy during the 1990's until present that the Clintonistas perfected the politics of personal destruction and fear. How many times would we see Kennedy's fat face in the background of a Clinton or DNC press conference with Bill or Hillary at the mic telling lie after lie after lie. Maybe he was just too drunk to remember.
Ultimately the Kennedy's are doing the same thing the Clinton's do in a time like this, destroy the ones who have the power that you so crave. Do what is necessary to knock them off their perch, and then kick them while they are down.
I'm going to enjoy watching these two "die-nasties" tear each other apart. I expect Hillary to man up here and do something about this...Hill the Shrill will not go down quietly.
And a word of warning to Barak Obama...this endorsement isn't free. If by some slim chance you do become President, remember that Teddy is in charge.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I go by the nickname "C-C-G," which stands for Christian Conservative Geek, partly because it describes me so well, partly because my first name is too darned common, and partly because I don't know how my day-job bosses would take my activities online, and really don't wanna find out, if ya know what I mean.
I granted Revbeaux contributor privileges on my blog a while back, and he's graciously reciprocated (thanks, brother!), so here I am, making my first contribution:
Once again, Hillary is making the claim that rules don't apply to her:
Uh, excuse me, Hillary, if you're campaigning for the nomination of a given party, don't the party's rules kind of apply to you?
In a bit of political theater, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Florida Democratic Party clamored to restore convention delegates that had been stripped by the national party.
At stake: 185 delegates in a state where Clinton leads almost 2-to-1.
The presidential candidate said Friday — just four days before Florida's primary — that she wants the convention delegates from Florida and Michigan reinstated. The national party eliminated all the delegates from those states — more than 350 in all — because they broke party rules against holding their primaries before Feb. 5. All the major Democratic candidates also made pledges not to campaign in those states before their primaries.
What's interesting here, tho, is that a couple of left-leaning commentators are taking issue with Hillary's stand, here and here.
Congratulations, guys, you're finally figuring out what the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy has known about the Clintons for over a decade.
(cross-posted at my original blog, CCG)
This in your face attack by Hillary not only showed Obama who the man was in this race (Obviously, John Edwards finishes a distant 3rd there also)...but also left the young Senator from Illinois speechless for a moment. You can almost hear Oprah waving her finger in the air with her hand on her hip, "Oh no you didn't!". Oh yeah, she did Oprah, she did.
Well, as fate and the general hypocrisy of the democrat party, especially the Clintons, would tell...Barak Obama was not the only one who had some contacts with the now infamous Tony Rezko. In fact, this picture has now surfaced:
And as would be expected from Hillary, she responded like my 6 year old caught with his hand in the cookie jar by saying "What...not me?" On the NBC Democrat Campaign Committee propaganda machine known as the "Today Show", The Hill said "I probably have taken hundreds of thousands of pictures. I don't know the man. I wouldn't know him if he walked in the door."
This is the same Hillary Clinton who once said "I don't recall" or something similiar 50 times in a 42 paragraph statement presented to a House committee concerning the Whitewater investigation and didn't know how those hundreds of sensitive FBI files got into a secluded area of the White House that she was pretty much the only person using at the time.
Don't forget, this picture was taken at a FUND RAISER for the Clinton Campaign Machine, and those who were in attendance and got that close to the then President had to have some sort of clearance.
Amazingly, people still believe this woman; which really makes me worry for the future of this great nation.
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Reasons for an abortion:
Parents are unready: 25%
Can’t afford baby right now: 23%
*student or planning to study
*can’t afford baby and child care
*can’t afford basic life needs
*can’t leave job to care for baby
*would have to find a new place to live
*not enough support from husband/partner
*currently on welfare or public assistance
Has all the children she wanted or children are all grown: 19%
Has problems with relationship or wants to avoid single parenthood: 8%
Is too immature or young to have a child: 7%
Some other unlisted reason: 6%
Concerned about how having a baby would change her life: 4%
*would interfere with education plans
*would interfere with career plans
*would interfere with care of children or dependents
Mother has health problems: 4%
Possible fetal health problems: 3%
Rape or incest: <0.5%
Woman’s parents want her to have an abortion: <0.5%
Husband or partner wants her to have an abortion: <0.5%
Doesn’t want others to know that she had relations or is pregnant: <0.5%
So, this suggests that less than 8% of abortions are for health issues or rape/incest and less than 1% are "forced" abortions...meaning that 91% of abortions are for nothing more than late term birth control.
That just doesn't seem right to me, nor does it seem right to God.
Let's see what He has to say about it:
"Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves." Psalm 100:3
"Thus saith the LORD, they redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb; I am the LORD that maketh all things." Isaiah 44:24
"But now, O LORD, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy hand." Isaiah 64:8
"Before I formed thee in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you..." Jeremiah 1:5
"And God spoke all these words, saying...thou shalt not kill." Exodus 20:1,13
"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." Deuteronomy 30:19
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Apparently Barak Hussein Obama, who until recently was within reach of becoming the nominee for the democrat party for the Oval Office is turning out to be nothing more than a "wop". Facing off against the Clinton Campaign Machine and the big guns they bring in, he seems to be fighting back with nothing more than a Swiss Army Knife.
Since 1992, if not before, Republicans and most common sense Americans have known one thing...the Clintons will lie, cheat and steal to get and keep power; and do more than that if necessary. For whatever reason Barak Obama seems to be shocked that the Billary would dare "twist his remarks" for political gain (most people call it lying Obama). Recently on Good Morning America the Presidential hopeful said in an interview, "The only thing I want to make sure of is that when he goes after me, that he goes after me on the basis of facts and policy differences, and, you know, stuff isn't just made up,"...does he not know who he is dealing with here?????
How do you tell when Bill Clinton is lying? His lips are moving! When Barak won in Iowa and began leading Hillary in the polls, he basically placed the target on his back for the Clinton Hitmen to fire at will. And when it comes to political gain, truth is nothing more than collateral damage in the sick and twisted Clinton mind.
And to add insult to injury Bill Clinton said this recently according to the AP: "I never heard a word of public complaint when Mr. Obama said Hillary was not truthful...no character, was poll-driven. He had more pollsters than she did." Make sure you picture this in your mind; Bill Clinton waving that bony finger of his at Barak Obama and saying "You can't do that...even though we do it...you just can't do it yourself!"
The lies are just starting Sen. Obama...and should you find any more personal success between now and the nomination being won, expect it to get worst. In fact, you may even be looking at the end of your political career should the pioneers of the politics of personal destruction see fit.
My advice to you is get some guns and fight back. Being politically correct and saying "she's twisting the truth" while fielding softball questions on your favorite talk shows won't cut it. Be a man...after all, Hillary is!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
"Jane Roe" of the infamous Roe v. Wade case was actually Norma McCorvey, and she has fought for the most of the last 13 years since becoming a born again believer to see this horrible law overturned. In her book Won By Love and on her website www.crossingoverministry.org she states:
"Norma," I said to myself, "They're right." I had worked with pregnant women for years. I had been through three pregnancies and deliveries myself. I should have known. Yet something in that poster made me lose my breath. I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old embryo, and I said to myself, that's a baby! It's as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth--that's a baby!
I felt "crushed" under the truth of this realization. I had to face up to the awful reality. Abortion wasn't about 'products of conception.' It wasn't about 'missed periods.' It was about children being killed in their mother's wombs. All those years I was wrong. Signing that affidavit, I was wrong. Working in an abortion clinic, I was wrong. No more of this first trimester, second trimester, third trimester stuff. Abortion--at any point--was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear."
Abortion is murder, plain and simple. It ends a life, a life that in God's eyes is precious. Psalm 139:13-16 tells us, "For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When i was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them."
There are no "accidents" in God's eyes, and even a child that came about "unintentionally" based on our own sinful, human standards is never unintentional in God's sight. He has a purpose for each and every child...and for 49 billion children, that potential went untapped in most cases because of some one's selfishness.
God has blessed America, and i believe that He continues to bless us and protect us today, but until we end this culture of death that began with a bad law built upon lies...i'm afraid that hand of blessing and protection may one day be lifted from us.
As an aside, one of the great ironies of this ruling is that Norma McCorvey never had that abortion that the Supreme Court's decision was based on. She had a baby girl who she put up for adoption.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Across the United States today schools are dismissed, government offices are closed and rallies are being held in "honor" of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The great civil rights icon who was murdered on a Memphis hotel balcony 40 years ago this April is being recognized by many, while others use the celebration of his birth as a cheap excuse for a 3 day weekend.
When discussing King, one cannot but help to refer to his "I have a Dream" speech given in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC in 1963. It was in this speech that Rev. King presented his vision for America, one built on the equality of all men based on who they were and not what they look like. And it was in this speech that he also stated "We cannot turn back"; and i think those who have stolen the banner of Rev. King's legacy have done just that...turned back.
Over the recent years there have been a large number of black Americans who have risen to positions of prominence based on their merit and their skills...while those like Je$$e Jack$son and Al $harpton have attacked them for their alleged dissension from the liberal ranks that help support their lifestyle which amounts to nothing more than their own for of welfare (living off the success of others). This type of rhetoric sadly is then passed down to those who wrongly view these men as being for them when they are actually very much against them.
Names like Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele, Alan Keyes and Star Parker are just a handful of great Americans who are labeled as "Uncle Toms" or "sell-outs" because they refuse to cower to the hate mongers who feel the need to control the thoughts of their minions to say in power over them. And although they are called "puppets" of the "evils" of conservative ideology, in truth they are the ones living out the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Until we move beyond the rhetoric and the lies of the race bating machine that is deep seeded in the democrat party, i believe that the dream will amount to being nothing more than a dream...something that never actually happens. Personally, i believe in the dream that Rev. King spoke of, and it is a dream that i am working at seeing become a reality in my own life, my family and my church. And i pray that God will bring this dream into a reality in our great country, despite the work of those who have hijacked the dream for personal gain.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"This is the most exciting election we've had in such a long time because you have an African-American, an extraordinary man, a person of tremendous talents and abilities, running to become our president. You have a woman running to break the highest and hardest glass ceiling. I don' think either of us want to inject race or gender in this campaign. We are running as individuals..."
OK...so as she brags about the woman and the black guy, isn't she injecting race and gender???? Or is not so since she is the said woman (I still have doubts about that fact by the way).
Personally i think it's great that the race and gender cards are being thrown around in a democrat preliminary race since the democrat party really is full of racists and racial bigots to begin with; they just try to label the Republicans that way in hopes to cover their own spots.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
The dance of democracy is rarely graceful and almost never predictable. But, in the end, the people have their say. The 2008 U.S. presidential contest started earlier than any other in the nation's history, but the first real votes were taken last night in the form of the Iowa caucuses.
The results are a reminder of the unpredictability of the democratic process. The biggest news was on the Democratic side. The victory of Sen. Barack Obama is a big moment for his party and for the nation. The fact that an African-American candidate won with such a significant margin of victory is historic. Sen. Obama just may have emerged as the symbol of a new political mood and national aspiration. The eloquence of his victory address surpassed that of any presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, and much of it appeared to be extemporaneous.
The fact that Sen. Obama outpolled Sen. Hillary Clinton even among women voters is another indication of the magnitude of his victory. The fact that Sen. Clinton came in third effectively buried her campaign strategy of inevitability. The Democratic race is now effectively a two-person race with the party's eventual nominee almost surely either Sen. Obama or Sen. Clinton.
On the Republican side, the result was less surprising but no less significant. The convincing victory won by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee instantly reshapes the Republican race. The Governor's victory speech was a very powerful demonstration of effective political communication. Gov. Huckabee has an undeniable ability to connect with voters, and his appeal was far wider than many had expected.
Nevertheless, the picture among the Republicans is still rather confusing. The race in New Hampshire -- just five days away -- is very different, with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain seemingly running ahead of the pack. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was not a significant factor in the Iowa voting, but the fact that Gov. Huckabee came out ahead of Gov. Romney may give Giuliani the opening he needs. Then again, a Huckabee-Romney, Huckabee-McCain, or Romney-McCain showdown is also quite possible. A great deal depends on the voting in New Hampshire just five days away.
Americans should pause to think about the imbalances of the nomination process. The Iowa caucuses were basically inconsequential until 1976, when former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter rode a victory there to national prominence, his party's nomination, and the White House. Yet, the reality is that a relative handful of Iowa citizens now has an inordinate influence on the nomination process.
Over the past few decades, America's evangelical Christians have emerged as a powerful and influential voting constituency within the Republican Party. While this is due to a host of issues, the issue of abortion has been front and center. In recent years, the issue of marriage has emerged as another critical issue. The turnout in Iowa contradicts the predictions that the so-called Religious Right has been sidelined. Gov. Huckabee's victory can be directly traced to the huge numbers of evangelicals who turned out in Iowa.
All of the candidates on the Democratic side are committed to protect and extend abortion rights. Among the Republicans, Mayor Giuliani is well known for his pro-abortion positions -- right down to opposing a ban on partial-birth abortions. The most he has yet promised is to appoint strict-constructionist justices to the Supreme Court. Evangelicals will be watching the Republican race closely.
The rhetoric of the race -- and the rhetoric of many evangelicals -- is disturbing. This race is important and necessarily so. We are talking about the next President of the United States, after all. But evangelicals have invested far too much hope in the political process. No government can make people good, transform humanity, or eliminate sin. The political sphere is important, but never ultimate. Jesus Christ is Lord -- and He will be Lord regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.
This presidential race offers evangelical Christians an opportunity to mature and rethink our model of political engagement. We are likely to confront developments and choices that will require significant intellectual effort among American Christians.
Americans should give thanks today, mindful of the fact that our democratic process is evidence of national stability and constitutional order. The U.S. Constitution is the world's longest-surviving political charter. For a contrast, just think of the political turmoil and tragedy seen in Pakistan and Kenya in just the last week. Our political process may be only rarely graceful or predictable -- but it is still one of the wonders of the world. Stay tuned.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
On the GOP side, with 78% of the precincts reporting, Fox News is reporting Mike Huckabee as the easy winner with 34% of the vote followed by Mitt Romney at 25%, and then Fred Thompson and John McCain weighing in with 13% each.
On the left, things are a little tighter. With 96% of precincts chiming in Fox News is calling Barak Hussein Obama the winner with 38%, followed by a tight race for 2nd between John Edwards at 30% and Hillary at 29%. Bill Richardson apparently is still in the race and managed a whopping 2%, while Chris Dodd has seen the writing on the wall and dropped out.
Next up is New Hampshire on Jan. 8 where i think the dems will see much the same in terms of percentage, but i expect to see Hillary win there and Edwards remain at an annoying close 3rd. On the GOP side i don't think Huckabee will get much of a push out of this and i expect to see a close race between McCain and Romney.
When all is said and done, Hillary will probably still win the nomination...i have no clue on the GOP side though. It will probably come down to Super Tuesday on Feb. 5; and by then i hope to know who i'm voting for myself.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
After a hapless 2nd round of picks I entered into the 3rd round with 9 correct picks verses 8 incorrect picks; let’s hope for an improvement.
Humanitarian Bowl…boycott worked for me and Fresno won, win-win (1-0)
Sun Bowl…Oregon won and I got a grilled pork loin sandwich, another win-win (2-0)
Music City…the Cats tried to give it away, but pulled it out (3-0)
Insight…OSU did try to stop playing in the 2nd half, but pulled it out (4-0)
Chick-fil-A…Tigers win (5-0)
Outback…UT get’s the V (6-0)
Cotton…Sorry Hawgs, Mizzou wins big (7-0)
Gator…TT comes from behind, I didn’t really care (8-0)
Capital One…Big Blue pulls the big upset for Carr! (8-1)
This takes my record to 19 correct and 9 wrong…
Now on to the all important BCS picks:
Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Thanks to a hissy-fit between Dish Network and our local ABC affiliate, I won’t be able to watch this one (or the Capital One!!!); but seeing how it is USC (10-2) against the surprising Illinois Illini (9-3)…I may not miss much. I personally hate USC as much as the next guy, maybe even more; but I’m not sure how much of a chance Zook’s boys have. Sure they beat Ohio State in Columbus, but I’m not convinced the Acorns are all that good anyway.
MY PICK: Holding my nose and picking the Trojans
Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, LA
The Hawaii Warriors crash the BCS party with an undefeated 12-0 season and no victories against any decent teams to face the University of GA Bulldogs (10-2) out of the SEC. Some think (especially in Athens) that the Dogs should be playing next week in New Orleans, even though they lost to the team that LSU destroyed in the SEC championship game. Hawaii on the other hand…well, is Hawaii and plays glorified high school football. When it is all said and done, I don’t think Hawaii will know what to do against a real defense and will learn that “Aloha” also means goodbye when it comes to their hopes of winning.
MY PICK: UGA
Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, AZ
The OU Sooners (11-2) bring their Big 12 title back down to the desert in hopes of avenging last year’s loss to Boise State by beating West Virginia (10-2) who not only lost their national championship hopes against Pitt, but also lost their head coach in Michigan a week later. I’m not sure the Mountaineers will be able to handle the drama with Rich Rodriquez leaving and now being sued along with handling a pretty good Sooner team which may be bitter about missing out on the BCS championship.
MY PICK: A close one, but I think the Sooners pull it out.
Orange Bowl in Miami, FL
Virginia Tech (11-2) matches up against the Kansas (11-1) Jayhawks, who apparently forgot they were a basketball school during most of the season. Kansas probably benefited from a weak conference, while the Hokies played pretty well in most games, but were handed their butts by LSU in Baton Rouge at the beginning of the season. It could be an intriguing match up.
MY PICK: Virginia Tech
BCS Championship Game in New Orleans, LA
LSU is the first 2 loss team to play in the BCS championship game as they travel across I-10 with an 11-2 record to face the Buckeyes of Ohio State (11-1) out of the Big 10. LSU should have a fully rested and fully recovered defense to take on a Buckeye team making a 2nd straight BCS title game appearance. LSU last won the BCS title in 2004, Ohio State lost last year to Florida in the title game and are 0-8 against the SEC in bowl games.
MY PICK: Tiger born, Tiger bred, and when I die I’ll be Tiger dead…Geaux Tigers! LSU will not let the crystal football leave the state of Louisiana!
That’ll take care of my bowl picks for this year…oh, wait, there are two more.
The International Bowl in Toronto on Jan. 5 with Rutgers playing Ball State and then the GMAC in Mobile, AL on Jan. 6 with Tulsa playing Bowling Green. Well, considering a college football bowl game shouldn’t be played in Canada and neither Tulsa nor Bowling Green should be playing in January…they don’t count and are automatic wins for me!