Wednesday, December 31, 2008

To the Fallen Heroes! (My last New Years message this year?)

My last blog of the year. To all of the Veterans, past and present, I honor you. With the following video, this is my salute to you all! While I had wished many of my friends and fellow journalists a Happy New Year in several recent blogs, this is the one that is actually the most important. Without our military, we may not have the right to write.

Hey, if you want to see the two awesome videos included in the blog, you'll have to click here~ | digg story

Time to Escape! Not! Just doing what I need to do

Time to Escape? What a sick, twisted irony it is, to have named this blog, "Blogging in Our Time 2 Escape." For me, that is, there is no escape. I do not know for sure if it is understood what my mission is in this blog. It is for the reason that I AM doing this blog; it is to promote ALL of us that want to make a difference in this world! ... Well, even sicker yet, is that I'm blogging a blog from this same blog! There IS no escape! The reason why I'm putting this one back up today is for those that want to check out the comments so far at digg.com. I have some wonderful friends, that is for sure! read more | digg story

Political Affirmative Action - By Kevin Jackson (at The Black Sphere blog)

From theblacksphere.blogspot.com — The liberal way of getting through any scandal or problem ...
So would you want to be Roland Burris today in light of Blagojevich naming him to Obama's vacant senate seat? He must feel like the Michelle Obama, who got into Princeton based solely on affirmative action. Can't you just hear the whispers as Burris walks the halls of the Capital Building? "That's the guy who 'paid' to get his seat. He didn't actually 'earn' it." Or, "…he's different than us." Well not really. And the cojones of liberals. Blagojevich was arrested, got out of jail on his own recognizance. He went back to work, and it's been "business as usual" since. And for Chicago politics, it was indeed "business as usual", and just another day in the governor's office. [Continue reading]
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A Thousand Questions We Ask God

A powerful video calling Christians to action. Produced by Willow Creek Community Church, this is a fitting closure to the year, and inspiration for the year yet to come.

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Happy New Year! From Joseph Farah

"The year 2008 will not go down in my memory as one of the happiest. It was a year of bailouts, a suffering economy, bad political leadership and even worse choices for the future. So why am I so happy this New Year's Eve? Why am I popping the champagne corks and throwing streamers around the house? Why am I so giddy?" Read his column to find out! read more | digg story

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My 2009 resolutions - By Janet Porter

Janet writes, "I still need to write my new year's resolutions ... and a WND article. I'm all about multi-tasking, so this year I'm going to attempt to do both at once. That way, I have between 10,000 and 20,000 accountability partners who read this and may want to join me, at least in part." I just want to tell Janet, I know the feeling! To continue on, Janet writes:

A lot of people don't make resolutions because they have a poor track record of keeping them. One thing's for sure, if you don't set a goal, you're sure not to make it. I also think there's great value in writing them down. Habakkuk 2:2-3 says: Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. [Continue reading]

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Some Christians see red over 'Green' Bible

Recycled paper = garbage. Green Bible = blasphemy. "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book" (Revelation 22:18)

My opinion has not changed from what I've believed for many years. (See related story below.) The "Green Bible" is absolute, blatant heresy and blasphemy. I am one of those that is seeing red! read more | digg story, submitted by Tookson Related story: I'm Seeing Red Whenever I See Green - By John Kubicek, April 22, 2008

The dirty little secret about the 'N' word - By Jesse Lee Peterson

A story written by Jesse Lee Peterson, and posted at WND on August 06, 2008:

Most blacks understand that the worst thing you can call a white person these days is a "racist." And in the minds of white Americans, the worst term a white person can use to describe a black is the "N" word. So blacks want to keep the word around and play with it, tempting whites to try and use it.

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johnny2k Is Home: A Happy New Year for my friends at WND.com

There are many people I want to thank for helping 2008 be a good year, and to thank in advance for a wonderful year to come in 2009. Many people have faced hardships and sorrows in 2008, but it was the friends I have that kept me encouraged to get through the storms I faced. I believe that without a doubt.

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UN AMBASSADOR: ISRAEL SEEKS TO 'DESTROY' HAMAS...

At the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon again condemned Israel's excessive use of force and called for an immediate cease-fire. Naturally, the U.N. Ambassador and the Secretary-General of th U.N. aren't calling for Hamas to use restraint in it's campaign of terror against Israel. Hamas started it. Let them take their medicine now. ~ rjwusa From the article:
At the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon again condemned Israel's excessive use of force and called for an immediate cease-fire. "The frightening nature of what is happening on the ground, in particular its effects on children—who are more than half of the population—troubles me greatly. I have continuously stressed the need for strict observance of international humanitarian law," he said. [Continue reading]
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Laughter, Terrible Evil, Then Hope - by Christinewjc

"I needed a laugh today. Seriously! Whenever I need to read something funny, I can always rely on my blogging friend and WorldNetDaily writer, Doug Powers to come through! .. Of course, the sobering part of Doug's column cannot be ignored. Some parts of the article relay hard truths," and that is nailing the truth about the evil of abortion!

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Monday, December 29, 2008

A Happy New Year for my friends at digg.com!

More than anything that I've learned since joining digg.com back in April 2007, I've learned the importance of the people that I correspond with, the importance of being committed to great friendships. I dedicate this post to all those on digg.com that have added so much to my life! God bless you all, and I am hoping that 2009 will be good for you!

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2009: Make it the "Acts of Kindness YEAR"

The best way to describe this article would be to try to make you aware of the general theme of it: It wasn't just a suggestion, and I believe that He made it very clear. Jesus COMMANDED us to "love thy neighbor." And, I'll tell you this, too: Just saying "I care" and then passing on the responsibility to a governmental entity doesn't quite cut it.

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Oprah's weight and Obama's foodorama - by Chuck Norris

Chuck's words of wisdom: Don't ever quit striving to better yourself each and every year. Don't ever stop growing. Develop yourself to the maximum of your potential in all ways. Or as Benjamin Franklin put it, "Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." So, don't ever stop trying. Yes, I went to extremes to write such a great synopsis of the Chuck Norris story when I submitted it to digg.com this morning (see above). There was a whole lot of information to try to condense into 350 characters. Well, that digg story description just does not do his great column any justice. I know that Chuck went all-out in putting this one together, on the Christmas holiday weekend, no less! So, my job here is to provide you with a reason to read his great piece today. He obviously did a lot of research based on the number of links that he provides in this story. His humorous wit rose higher than any leg kick he could ever do. So, before my gushing causes any further man-made global warming, let me bring you a little bit of his writing:
According to a new USA Today/Gallup Poll, Obama is the man Americans admire most. And that fixation has focused recently upon his fitness, which some say contributed even to his victory in the election. Men's Fitness even deemed him twice (in 2005 and 2008) among the 25 fittest men in America." Many present Obama's diet as one more reason why he should be our nation's supreme leader, for, they say, even it points to his rags to regal road to the White House (In "Dreams from My Father, " Obama tells the story how he ate grasshopper, dog and snake while living in Indonesia as a child). Those who doubt Obama's pro-organic positions are referred to an array of nutritional news stories, blogs, photos and video streams of him eating, golfing, playing basketball, working out at the gym, etc. Last week one of the largest Internet searches was sneaking a peak of the hearty and shirtless president-elect on the beach at his $9 million dollar Hawaiian holiday getaway. There's even a website committed to every possible link between food, drinks and Obama – Obamafoodorama, including Barack's favorite trail mix and his beer of choice, the "audacity of hops." [Continue reading]
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Abe and Mary Todd Obama - by Doug Powers

From the soon to be famous "Leftysburg Address": "Four community organizers and seven friends thrown under the bus ago, George Soros brought forth to these 58 states, a socialist nation, conceived in secret, and dedicated to the proposition that all the wealth should be spread around and nobody should be punished with a baby..." Obama is no Abe Lincoln! From the article:
Just about the only valid comparisons I can find between Lincoln and Obama is that Abraham Lincoln didn't have a middle name, and for a long time the Obama campaign and the media pretended Obama didn't have one either. Also, both Lincoln and Obama facilitated emancipation. We all know about Lincoln's role in ending slavery – either as a primary objective or a byproduct of the end result of the Civil War, but Obama also played a role in emancipating many, many people. Because of Obama's pro-abortion stance, he has helped ensure that thousands and thousands of children are never enslaved. Joe Biden's vague resemblance to Lincoln's second VP, Andrew Johnson (pictured above), doesn't hurt either. [Continue reading]
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'Bail Me Out, Baby' - by Craig R. Smith

America was a land forged by rugged individualism, hard work and personal responsibility. We had the ability to take care of ourselves and limit government to the very basics of protecting the nation. That changed radically in 2008. It is now all about Big Brother, taking care of us from cradle to grave. People not only embrace it, they demand it!

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Knock it off! Barbara Simpson rebukes media and politicians

Don't tell us how to spend OUR money. What we need is a full investigation of how and why the insurance, stock, banking and mortgage collapse was allowed to happen, and I want heads to roll. Let's have some perp walks from the courthouse to the big house for lots of people, politicians included. Obama preached "change." Change? Put up or shut up!

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More gun shows = fewer murders - by Joseph Farah

With a new Congress and Obama taking office next month, you're bound to hear more calls for closing the "gun-show loophole" that permits citizens in many states to buy guns without ridiculous and counterproductive waiting periods. There will be an all-out effort to renew the slow, plodding, incremental, long-term goal of banning and restricting the sale of as many firearms as possible. It will likely start with gun shows – one of the easiest targets of the gun-grabbers. (Guns shows = easy target.) And here is what Joseph Farah wrote that grabbed me:
Criminals seek out victims who are not going to fight back or offer resistance, let alone shoot them. Guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens means they are less likely to become victims. Anyone who disagrees with this simple, straightforward logic should be required to post a sign on the outside of their home or office that says: "Gun-free zone." So far, I have not seen even one private citizen invite criminals into their home with such a ridiculous sign. Instead, governments post them around schools! [Continue reading]
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This spud's for you - Michael Ackley's satire and parody

We bid a reluctant but fond farewell to the International Year of the Potato... What? You didn't know this has been the Year of the Potato? Even though we have neglected those special 12 months, we all can pay appropriate homage in 2009 and in a special way. There is somebody that resembles Mr. Potato Head, who will be in the news often...
Think of the past year. What has dominated our news, indeed, this column? Why, the presidential election, of course, and, in particular, Barack Obama. Obama was everywhere, his visage appearing on every magazine cover from the Atlantic to Render, the organ of the tallow industry. (Actually, we don't know if the president-elect actually made the cover of Render, but we thought you'd like to know that the tallow industry does have its own slick publication, through which you can learn about the latest in bone grinders and fat boilers – with tasteful illustrations.) Anyway, there was something about Obama's image that nagged at us, something familiar, an echo of our childhood. It was something – no disrespect intended – about those ears, the way they set off the face. It was something about those eyebrows. Finally, that something became clear as we examined our notes for the neglected, seminal topic of the year 2008. Obama bears a striking resemblance to one of the most enduring diversions of childhood. He's better looking, of course, but a kind of familial correspondence definitely is there. He resembles a slender version – and we say this with affection – of the iconic toy, Mr. Potato Head. [Continue reading]

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Time to Escape!

by John Kubicek Time to Escape? What a sick, twisted irony it is, to have named this blog, "Blogging in Our Time 2 Escape." For me, that is, there is no escape.
The journal of journals where you can find out what johnny2k and his patriotic friends have been up to! And you know what is so good about this? I'm finding out how to be a good community organizer. Oooohhhh, yeah. It's possible to be a Conservative community organizer. We can do it, too!
I do not know for sure it is understood what my mission is in this blog. Yes, I'd like to have many visitors, just like any other blogger. But, it is not for me, not for my benefit. It is for the reason that I AM doing this blog; it is to promote ALL of us that want to make a difference in this world. But, of course, I have a partisan purpose, too. Make no mistake, I have my own agenda that I want to promote. Of course, my promotional efforts can in no way measure up to the amount of propaganda that is offered by the mainstream media, the public school systems, the colleges and universities, Hollywood, politicians... However: Let's put this dream in some perspective. One at a time. Know what I'm saying? Not the quickest way to change a culture, but it will have to do for the lack of my noteriety. There is a goal or two that I would like to reach in this effort, in the remaining days of 2008. I'd like to see the 5,000 page views on this blog before the year runs out. As of now, that's less than 200 views that it will take to achieve that goal. It's possible. We can do it, but there are only three days left of the year. And please remember it is not for me, but for all of the people that offer us valuable insights in their blogs, or even their comments on sites like digg.com. Reaching that goal really will depend on you. But the other goal I'd like to reach is up to me. Last month, I had posted 143 articles. Counting this piece, I am now up to 119. I'd like to top that 143 mark this month, but it will take an extreme effort. I'll do my best, but I can't guarantee anything. In order to make that goal, it will be required to sacrifice doing some things that only offer ME a time to escape. Again, that is the irony of the title of this blog. Related stories: 2009: Make it the "Acts of Kindness YEAR" A Happy New Year for my friends at digg.com!

Toot Tossed! - By Kevin Jackson

The final segment in Obama's lack of respect for his White grandmother. read more | digg story, submitted by theblacksphere

9/11 Families want Bush to steal Flight 93 crash site land

In the ultimate abuse of eminent domain, Flight 93 families want Bush to steal the land where Flight 93 crashed from the rightful owner if he refuses to sell it fast enough for them to build on it. read more | digg story, submitted by jwissick

Glenn Beck Story Pulled Because of his Mormon Faith

A Special Message from Glenn: The Christmas Sweater is a story about the idea of Christmas as a time for redemption and atonement. Whatever your beliefs about my religion, the concept of religious tolerance is too important to be sacrificed in response to pressure from special interest groups, especially when it means bowing to censorship. (Italics mine) [Continue reading Glenn's Special Message] From the related story at TVNEWSER: James Dobson's Focus on the Family pulled an article about Glenn Beck's book "The Christmas Sweater" from one of its Websites after complaints from followers, the Mormon Times reports. Earlier this week, an anti-Mormon group called Underground Apologetics issued a release through Christian News Wire. [Read more of the story at TVNEWSER] digg story Related Story: Focus on the Family website yanks Glenn Beck interview - By Drew Zahn at WorldNetDaily.com

Focus on the Family website yanks Glenn Beck interview - By Drew Zahn

Focus on the Family, the evangelical organization founded by Dr. James Dobson, has removed from its website an interview with former CNN host Glenn Beck following complaints over the politically conservative TV personality's Mormon faith. read more | digg story, submitted by Picholine Related Story: Glenn Beck Story Pulled Because of his Mormon Faith - A Special Message from Glenn Beck

Fresh strike on Gaza

Gaza City - Israeli warplanes staged an air strike early on Sunday in the southern Gaza Strip, targeting a fuel truck travelling outside Rafah near the Egyptian border, witnesses said. read more | digg story, submitted by reland1

Americanism Economics - December 27, 2008

Americanism Economics is the responsibility to provide protections to United States of America economical system; which benefits all the citizens fairly and with patriotic justice. The founder of “Americanism Economics” is business philosopher William Landers. Philosopher William Landers began developing Americanism Economics after learning about the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993. William Landers began to compute what the effects would be on the United States Citizens. His answer began to come clear: A total collapse of the economic system of the United States. He felt that this trade agreement would lead the way to destroy the American Economical system within twenty years. [Continue reading]

CNN - Lou Dobbs - Obama Backing North American Union Agenda

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

And this is how it begins: How they take away your rights

They'll infringe on your rights, one incremental step at a time. It will begin with infringements on the 1st Amendment. And then it will be the 2nd Amendment. They will use the press, the mainstream media. They will then silence the critics out here on the videos, blogosphere, and talk radio. The rest of the Bill of Rights will then be gone forever.

And this is how it begins: It's about taking away your rights

Global warming: The new eugenics - By Henry Lamb

Henry compares the Eugenics Movement of a century ago with the Global Warming Movement of today. He says, "The climate change movement is, indeed, quite similar to the eugenics movement. In a generation or two, people will look back and wonder what on Earth was wrong with this generation to get caught up in such foolishness." He's absolutely right!

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A nation bursting with spoiled brats - by Patrice Lewis

The following are some of the quotes from this great column by Patrice Lewis:

We want the government to give us stuff for free, stuff like health care and housing, food and employment. These are things that earlier generations knew were our own personal responsibility to provide for ourselves.

Instead we prefer to whine and gripe and moan our way to socialism because we've become a nation of professional victims.

Patrice continues on:
To quote this YouTube clip, everything is amazing right now and nobody's happy. We live in an incredible world, and it's wasted on us. How quickly we have come to think the world owes us something. Why are we no longer falling down in gratitude for our prosperity and relative affluence? [Continue reading]

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Blacks, liberals' awkward co-dependence - by Star Parker

What does Caroline Kennedy have in common with black America? There is not much in common at all. But there is something that Caroline and black America do have in common: The Democratic Party. Star writes, "A careful look shows the deep internal contradictions of the Democratic Party and the complexity of the political psyche of black Americans."

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The cult of Kennedy - by Matt Sanchez

Living in New York City can really warp the way you see the rest of the country. Only on the tiny island of Manhattan is the idea of giving a senatorial seat to a woman because of her family name considered to be a brilliant political move, but that is the case of one of New York's favorite philanthropists Caroline Kennedy.

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Inspiration for the New Year - by Pat Boone

Change we voted for, and change we got. And while President-(S)elect Obama courts the approval of feminist groups who favor abortion, the death rate of black babies may spiral upward. It's a bleak prospect, but hope comes from another direction, exemplified by another black leader: His name is Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson. Thank you, Pat, for the inspiration!

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Apparently Liberalism is a Psychological Disorder

The following story was posted at WorldNetDaily.com on November 12, 2008
WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder. "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave." While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a life virtually free of activism and links to "the vast right-wing conspiracy." For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago. [Continue reading]
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Friday, December 26, 2008

CRA Defenses Sound More Like CYA

Mortgage Meltdown: Democrats first circled the wagons around the Community Reinvestment Act, aided by their friends in the media. Now regulators have joined them. It's called CYA. ~ davidmesaaz Related Story: Social engineering: National suicide - By Henry Lamb In this story, Henry had let the cat out of the bag. The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was completely responsible for the financial collapse of the mortgage industry, especially in the area of the sub-prime mortgage collapse. I highly recommend that you read this story, along with the story referred to in this blog (CRA Defenses Sound More Like CYA). To put it bluntly, those people that are trying to defend the CRA should be among the many that ought to be doing time in a corrections facility, for treason against the United States of America. ~ John Kubicek read more | digg story, submitted by davidmesaaz

Christmas at Ground Zero

Yes, this is a little bit strange... But this is for all my fellow sick, twisted freaks out there. You know who you are.
Weird Al Yankovic, “Christmas at Ground Zero”, 1986

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Santa-science: How Santa Delivers His Presents in One Night

If you’re skeptical of Santa’s abilities to deliver presents to millions of homes and children in just one night, NC State University engineering professor Dr. Larry Silverberg can explain the scientific principles that allow the Jolly Old Elf to pull off the magical feat year after year. read more | digg story, submitted by lekahe

Is Santa liberal or conservative? - by Reb Bradley

It's that time of year when many are thinking about that jolly old guy in the red suit, famous for delivering gifts to children all over the world. He is a hero to many, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself – is Santa liberal or conservative? read more | digg story, submitted by ifnotnow

Funniest news stories of 2008 - by Joe Kovacs

By Joe Kovacs of WorldNetDaily.com Hi again, everyone! It's time to look back at 2008, the year when "billions" and "trillions" became commonplace – not just in news about financial bailouts, but also the amount of times John McCain uttered, "My friends," not to mention the estimated number of plastic plugs in Joe Biden's scalp. It's shoetime! Let's get the shoe on the road with a farewell to salute to President George W. Bush. Just this month, an Iraqi journalist decided to share the love with our nation's leader. He did this with the time-honored tradition of calling the president a "dog," removing his shoes from his own dogs and then socking them at our commander in chief.

After making the amazing dodge, Mr. Bush got soleful about why his assailant launched his shoes. "It's like driving down the street and have people not gesturing with all five fingers," he stated. I'm not exactly sure what the president is implying with that. I'll just take it to mean that people often use their hands to tell him he's No. 1 in their hearts. [Continue reading]
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Bush springs drug dealers, leaves border agents to rot - By Bob Unruh

December 23, 2008 - President Bush today added a convicted methamphetamine dealer, a cocaine distributor and two marijuana suppliers to the list of drug operators he's pardoned while in office, bringing his total of drug suppliers who have been pardoned or had their sentences commuted to 36. He's also pardoned more than a dozen thieves, seven embezzlers, an arsonist, several mail thieves, a man who violated the Neutrality Act and eight Thanksgiving turkeys, but there's been no clemency for U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were convicted of shooting at a fleeing drug smuggler. Andy Ramirez of Friends of the Border Patrol, who long has been involved in the Ramos-Compean case, said the questions just start piling up. "First and foremost is the question that has to be asked, 'Why is the president dug in so deep' on Ramos and Compean?" Ramirez said. "Look at how many members of Congress have sent him letters, and have held hearings. "You really have got to start to wonder … does this doper (in the Ramos-Compean case) lead to somebody really big?" he said. [Continue reading]

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Media's 'cold deceit' descends upon Bethlehem - by Aaron Klein

An arctic chill has descended upon Bethlehem in recent days. And I'm not talking about the weather, but the cold deceit of the mainstream media, which, like clockwork, file misleading reports from this important Christian city every year. They completely ignore Muslim intimidation of Christians while blaming Israel for ruining Christmas and for the drastic decline of Christianity in one of the holiest cities for that religion. [Continue reading]
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Monsters with air conditioning - by Melanie Morgan

Melanie, by far one of my favorite patriots, speaks about all that horrible "abuse" that the terrorists interned at Gitmo receive. No, not really, because, as she writes, they are treated with great meals, TV, air-conditioning, etc. And she leaves word for President-(S)elect Obama that he needs to respect our troops, and leave the terrorists there.

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George Bush, protectionist - by Patrick J. Buchanan

"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," President Bush told CNN, defending his offer of $17 billion in loans to the Big Three "to make sure the economy doesn't collapse." Thus did Bush concede that protectionism, if a critical U.S. industry is in peril, must trump free-trade ideology.

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Hitlerian Totalitarianism on the Home Front - by Karen De Coster

I just happened across this column that was written by Ms. De Coster on August 28, 2006:
Opponents of an absolute state often wonder how far the American people will go in allowing Hitlerian totalitarianism into every single aspect of their lives. When will they stop being compliant little beings, and instead, stand up and fight for their right to exist unencumbered by one totalitarian measure after another? The government intimidates the people daily via the reporting of so-called terror plots and flashing its danger alerts. The media frenzy that follows gives us the caveat that we are all in immediate danger – from assorted hazardous weapons such as killer bras, sandal soles, eye compact, lipstick, and toothpaste. Thus we must be willing to take immediate action to stave off all threats, we are told, or life and limb are in immediate peril. No time to think about it, they say, because we must act now. Accordingly, it follows that blind faith in our leaders is not only the patriotic way, but the only way. [Continue reading]
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Erik Rush - Everybody's crooked: A self-fulfilling prophecy

"Whether it will be through the emergence of a strong third party, or some widespread social upheaval such as a world war or economic depression, it is becoming clear that drastic and sweeping changes will have to be made to preserve our nation as something we might recognize 50 years hence." Are we marching toward totalitarianism? You decide.

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Remembering Electric Football - By Jack Cashill

This is a reprint of one of the greatest stories I ever read on WorldNetDaily (thank you WND for this "present" of presenting this again!). Jack talks about the times of Christmas, playing Electric Football with older brother Bob, and best of all, about his Dad. I submit this for all of you who have old memories that may not have been thought of.

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Celebrating Jesus' 'Condescension' - by Joseph Farah

Today, Christians around the world are in full Christmas mode – attending churches, saying prayers, singing carols and exchanging gifts in remembrance of the birth of their Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth. But, have you ever thought about what that experience was like for Jesus? He literally stepped down from heaven into a fallen world.

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My Triumph Over Kwanzaa - By Ann Coulter

It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga. Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers and a dupe of the FBI. read more | digg story, submitted by truth4freedom

Is this an angel captured on camera?

It showed up on the video capture in a pediatric ICU. And that very day, a 14-year-old patient recovered from a slew of illnesses that everyone had thought would kill her. Coincidence? A trick of the lighting? Or a genuine sign from heaven? You decide. read more | digg story, submitted by Temlakos

Monday, December 22, 2008

Washington Post Requests Payment For Obama Praises

In lieu resorting to something crazy - like offering unbiased and hard hitting investigative pieces about the "great one" - they appear to be searching for other ways to pay for the publication. For example, they are selling Obama friendly ad space. read more | digg story, submitted by onthewriteside

Rick Warren Snuggles Up to Pro-Terror MPAC

Pastor Rick Warren, the “new age fundamentalist” preacher picked by Obama to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, gave a speech last night to the new age radical Islamic front group MPAC. Just hours after the 9/11 attacks, MPAC co-founder Salam Al-Marayati told an LA talk radio audience that the state of Israel should be a prime suspect. read more at little green footballs | digg story, submitted by Zacktopia

An open letter to Rick Warren, from Joseph Farah

This column is adapted from a letter Joseph Farah wrote to Rick Warren last week about his agreement to offer the invocation at the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama on Jan. 20. In this letter, Farah focuses on just one of Obama's evil policies, (though there are dozens more we should consider): No restrictions on abortion, as in killing babies, as in Obamacide.

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Politically correct Christmas - by Reb Bradley

By Reb Bradley
Merry Christmas everyone! I mean, Happy Holidays! Oh, wait – holiday means "holy day." We can't say that either, lest the irreligious take offense. Is "Winter Greetings" safe, or might that make summer-lovers distressed? How about "Season's Greetings"? That's an old standby that is probably innocuous enough. I'm sure, like me, you find it ridiculous that store clerks are afraid to wish anyone a Merry Christmas anymore. Frankly, I feel political correctness is robbing me of traditions treasured since childhood! I find it downright depressing when I drive through town and see fewer Christmas decorations every year – all because business owners and city governments fear they might offend those who are emotionally weak. You heard me right. At the very core of political correctness is weakness. [Continue reading]
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Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape - Surviving capture

Those who serve in our nation's military espouse values that confuse the left, confound their purpose, and leave them unable to understand, much less resonate with our service men and women. This week I saw why. Those in military service know it as S.E.R.E. God Bless you, Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine. Merry Christmas! read more of this great story by Kevin McCullough | digg story, submitted by NYCnative

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A modest proposal - By Pat Boone

Great idea, Pat. Now try squeezing it past Pelosi, Reid, and O, the vanguards of the "leftistest" government ever encountered in the U.S. How they would howl at your proposal, and all because you would deprive them of the perks and power and pecuniary possibility of pocketing lots of green for themselves. read more | digg story, submitted by JuanitoVerde

Corsi detention orchestrated by Obama's political friend

Jerome Corsi detention was orchestrated by Obama's political friend, Raila Odinga. The investigative reporter was held in Kenya while reviewing president-elect's links to Barry Obama. read more | digg story, submitted by 11H1P

Kenyan government imposes gag order on Obama family

Sound like they want the truth about his place of birth suppressed. I recall one of his Kenyan relatives saying they witnessed his birth in Kenya. That fact prohibits him from being a legitimate President. It is a shame what this country has become. read more | digg story, submitted by Republiker

My 2008 Story of the Year - They Make 'em Good in Iowa!

There could have been many stories that would make it to the top of the list for TOP NEWS STORIES FOR 2008. In this case, I'm going to tell you about the top story that directly touched my life, in many ways. read more | digg story, submitted by EMFK

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Glenn Beck's story of Christmas

The Glenn Beck program brings you the story of Christmas. You can either read the transcript, or listen to the actual audio from his show. And here's the really good part: It's free! Please read and/or listen to it. I know you've probably heard the Christmas story many times. However, in this segment, Glenn discusses a perspective of the birth of Jesus that I had not ever thought of or heard before. In other words, an overlooked part of the Christmas story that may help you. Read or listen | digg story, submitted by bakeshowdotus

Our federal republic: Dangling by a thread - By Henry Lamb

Democracy is often described as two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Democracy is mob rule. Democracy collapses when the majority discovers it can vote for itself treasure from the public coffers. Democracy is the last plateau of social order before anarchy. America's founders knew this and chose not to create a democracy, opting instead to create a federal republic. A cornerstone of this republic was the Senate, whose members were chosen by the, while members of the House of Representatives were chosen by the people. This balance was destroyed on April 8, 1913, when the 17th Amendment was ratified, taking the election of senators away from state legislatures and submitting their election to the popular vote. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but the change stripped states of an important power to impose a check and balance on the expanding power of the federal government. [Continue reading]

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Poll: Obama's Birth Certificate

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(Mis)Quoting WND - By Joseph Farah

It turns out that a constituent letter from Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash contained a statement that is totally and obviously false. Since the document posted by the Obama camp does not include the portion of the birth certificate that would establish the hospital of his birth in Hawaii, it offers no help with establishing constitutional eligibility.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Global Warming is One of the Greatest Scams in History

John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, says global warming is the greatest scam in history. This is from Glenn Beck on CNN, uploaded to youtube.com by "benderxrd2" on November 13, 2007.

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Supreme Court to talk about Obama 3rd time

One of the original legal challenges to President-elect Barack Obama's eligibility for office to reach the U.S. Supreme Court now has been scheduled for a conference, a meeting at which the justices discuss its merits. Schedules posted by the court show the case brought by Democrat attorney Philip J. Berg is set for January 9, 2009.

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Cops prepare for civil unrest as IMF warns of economic riots

Paulson discussed worst-case scenario at bailout meeting – declare martial law. Paulson and his ilk would call for martial law as one of the first things the angry citizens of this nation would do would be to drag him to place his head on a pike. God forbid this was to happen, but maybe Paulson should advocate helping the taxpayer, not corporations read more | digg story, submitted by Randy (rjwusa)

Let's spring Ramos and Compean! - by Joseph Farah

America is losing its moral bearings, and few stories illustrate it better than the story of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. It's an upside-down, parallel universe where black is white and right is wrong. We've got to start making things right, again, in this country! Join Farah's efforts to free the agents by Christmas!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

War on Christmas explodes in lights - By Melissa Alvarez

Every time I turn on the television I hear someone arguing about the War on Christmas. The holiday season is supposed to be filled with love, hope and peace on Earth. But some people just aren’t happy unless they’re battling with someone else over religious views or any other view for that matter. I say we should all try to be kinder to each other.

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1 plus 1 equals 20 extra votes for Franken - by Ann Coulter

It's bad enough that the Republican Party can't prevent Democrats from voting in its primaries and saddling us with the New York Times' favorite Republican as our presidential nominee. If the Republican Party can't protect an election won by the incumbent U.S. senator in Minnesota, there is no point in donating to the Republican Party. The day after the November election, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman had won his re-election to the U.S. Senate, beating challenger Al Franken by 725 votes. Then one heavily Democratic town miraculously discovered 100 missing ballots. And, in another marvel, they were all for Al Franken! It was like a completely evil version of a Christmas miracle. [Continue reading] digg story, submitted by viejoverde

ATF: Accelerant poured around Palin's church

An accelerant was poured around the exterior of Gov. Sarah Palin's church before fire heavily damaged the building, federal investigators said Monday. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the accelerant was poured at several locations around the church, including entrances. read more | digg story, submitted by coop92

Say goodbye to mental health insurance - by Joseph Farah

You may have heard the good news just before the election: President Bush signed into law the "Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act" to ensure that every employer currently providing mental health insurance coverage as part of its benefits package offers an amount equal to its physical health package. That may sound good, but...

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2 challenges rejected by Supreme Court justice

Two cases raising questions about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president under the U.S. Constitution's requirement chief executives be "natural born" citizens have been turned back by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy denied without comment an appeal by Philip J. Berg which alleged Obama is a citizen either of Kenya or Indonesia and thus ineligible, as well as a California case making similar claims, according to a statement on the court's website. read more | digg story, submitted by KELLI2L

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More Than More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. read more | digg story, submitted by lizardking7112

Press Conference Conduct Unbecoming of a President-Elect

"John. Let me.. let me just cut you off cause I don't want you to waste your question." This is how Barack Obama responds to a reporter asking some legitimate questions? A reporter representing the same media that basically ignored all of Mr. Obama's past and helped propel him into the presidency? Wow! How's that for thanks! See for yourself... [Continue reading at Observational Diatribe]

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Questions Remain

Terrific video from the RNC regarding the Blagojevich scandal and potential Obama ties: Dare I say it? I will. You know darn well if Obama and Blagojevich had R designating their party affiliation, the Democrats and the media would be more scathing than they've been. Sure, they're calling on Blagojevich to step down. [Continue reading at Observational Diatribe]

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

BOOSTERS - Inspiration, Motivation and Encouragement

Our motivational fuel is derived from the development of a positive mental attitude, a very necessary ingredient of strength. Positive attitude is the fuel that provides the energy strong enough to pull us through rocky times. It helps us to overcome the gravitational pull towards quitting when we encounter too many obstacles and barriers.

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Vox Day: God and the economy

Beneath neo-atheist's logical blunders and factual errors lies the falsehood that reason is capable of dictating individual belief. The embrace of religious faith is an abandonment of belief in the fraudulent progressive narrative that 'society becomes more peaceful and prosperous' through commitment to science and reason. read more | digg story, submitted by RSandman

Monday, December 15, 2008

Moses would have been freaked out had he seen this scene!

Exodus 32:7-8 - Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf..." But, cows with shiny eyes? Can you say, "(un)Holy cow!"? Sorry,it's a bit of disturbing humor. For picture and information at Coast to Coast A.M. digg this story!

Reality check - By THE BABE IN THE BUNKER, Barbara Simpson

It's amazing how bureaucrats and politicians – many who've spent their entire "professional" careers in government, who've never run a business of any sort, never met a payroll or dealt with expensive and dizzying government paperwork – suddenly consider themselves expert economists and businessmen. It's ludicrous, because they caused the problems!

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Media's love affair with Obama - by Craig R. Smith

We now have a press corps fully willing to cover, not expose, the faults and weaknesses of our commander in chief. No more follow ups to questions, attacks or probing inquires into why the president thinks the way he does. I happen to think this may be a good thing, for today we can ill afford our enemies to see Obama's shortcomings.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Glenn Beck Interviews Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina

Senator Jim DeMint on the bailout "I did not think it was the appropriate role of government because the role of government is to make laws. We have laws. We have bankruptcy protection, we have Chapter 11 designed for situations just like this, where a company can continue to operate, they can restructure their debt..." from a true conservative.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Obama had his own Pay-to-Play schemes in Illinois

Look into the $75,000 FORUM grant he gave to Yesse Yehudah in 2001.

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Another One Bites the Dust [Includes Queen video]

NATO kills Taliban commander in targeted operation -- The commander, Mohammad Bobi, had facilitated suicide bombings and had a history of torturing and kidnapping Afghan civilians in the province of Logar, NATO said.

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Covert Ops Reveal Syrian Plutonium

December 5, 2008 - Western agents recently carried out a daring covert operation to collect water samples from the Orontes river in Syria where it drains into the Mediterranean. Their discoveries were presented to a closed session of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency's board on Nov. 27-28. read more | digg story, submitted by covertress

Meet Matilda - By Patrice Lewis

For millions of people, the recession isn't going away. These are the people who are already facing bankruptcy, unemployment, reduced retirement savings, foreclosure, or other frightening things. What good does a big-screen TV or diamond earrings do then, except to earn a few bucks at a pawnshop? For this Christmas, give somebody something useful.

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China hired for homeland defense - By Joseph Farah

A company run by the son of Chinese Pesident Hu Jintao, who does business with Iran, Cuba and Venzuela, was hired a year ago for $1.9 million to X-ray cargo being loaded on to cruise ships in Los Angeles. What's so bad about that idea? There could be motivations beyond securing the contract other than monetary. How about access to DHS databases...

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World Government and The Consent of the Governed

There are many people who really, sincerely believe that “global solutions” are essential to solving many of the world’s problems. Such people fail to understand that, first of all, central planning does not work.
FTA: “I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the U.S. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible.”
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Global governance here we come! - by Henry Lamb

Liberal elitists have long ridiculed the "black helicopter crowd" whenever the words "world government" were uttered, so now the U.N. now calls it "global governance". But the difference between "global governance" and "world government," is much like the difference between date rape and rape. One begins with seduction; both end in violence!

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Electors challenged to investigate birth dispute

'Only reasonable explanation' is he wasn't born in the U.S. An activist organization has posted a video on YouTube challenging members of the Electoral College to investigate the dispute over Barack Obama's birth certificate and eligibility for office. The U.S. Constitution requires that the president be a "natural born" citizen, but the organization, Democratic-Disaster.com, says instead of providing the documentation, Obama has hired three law firms to make certain the public does not have access to it. That's where the electors come in, according to the organization. The group says they have the "moral and constitutional obligation" to investigate and be assured of Obama's eligibility. [Continue reading]

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U.S. troops' new mission: America's 'special events'

New rules published in the Federal Register would allow certain civilians to call American soldiers into action inside the U.S. to prevent environmental damage or respond to "special events" and "other domestic activities." The warning is contained in proposed rules published last week for the DoD's "Defense Support of Civil Authorities" plan.

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Status report: The eligibility issue - By Drew Zahn

More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed over Barack Obama's eligibility to assume the office of the president, many have been dismissed, while others remain pending, including a case being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. The cases have, in various ways, alleged Obama does not meet the "natural-born citizen" clause of the U.S. Constitution. read more | digg story

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ILLINOIS: Ground Zero for the ODD Pandemic

I may soon have to go into hiding. I'm now the ultimate whistle blower. I've apparently uncovered that strain of O.D.D. that has gone into pandemic mode, and seems to be a real career killer. And then, I go and discover ground zero. Yes, right there in Illinois! And now, the President-Select is right in the middle of a gigantic storm. read more | digg story

You call this 'vital infrastructure'? - By Ernest Istook

With President-elect Obama talking about a $1-trillion-plus "stimulus package" in January, big spenders in the nation's capital are already drawing up their post-Christmas wish lists. Governors lined up first when they met with Obama to ask for $136 billion or more in immediate projects. Mayors claim they have $73 billion in projects "ready to go.

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The dangers of overexposing yourself - By Phil Elmore

With social networking, the only thing we can do is remain vigilant with regard to those disclosures that are voluntary versus those that occur as a result of invasive government action. The former is a reality of popular culture. The latter is an unacceptable breach of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and must be guarded against at all times.

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Ron Paul on Gun Control

In his latest essay Ron Paul addresses the issue of gun control. When the government makes guns illegal, only criminals - and the government itself - will own firearms. The result is less freedom and less safety for everyone else, i.e. law-abiding citizens.
Your safety has always, ultimately been your own responsibility, but never more so than now. People have a natural right to defend themselves. Governments that take that away from their people should be highly suspect. [Continue reading]
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Scientists abandon global warming 'lie'

WASHINGTON – A United Nations climate change conference in Poland is about to get a surprise from 650 leading scientists who scoff at doomsday reports of man-made global warming – labeling them variously a lie, a hoax and part of a new religion. About 250 of the scientists quoted in the report have joined the dissenting scientists in the last year. read more | digg story

Obama's permanent campaign - By Joseph Farah

He hasn't taken his first action as president. He hasn't been sworn in yet. He hasn't even been approved by the Electoral College. But Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is already running for re-election in 2012. It's not unprecedented, of course, that sitting presidents campaign for re-election from day one. And Obama might not be happy with two terms.

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Minnesota ballots: Land of 10,000 fakes - By Ann Coulter

The Minnesota recount situation gets worse all the time. Their secretary of state is not even doing his recount consistently anymore -- or rather, the only consistency is in getting more votes for Franken. read more | digg story, submitted by Temlakos

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another Chicago case tied to Obama

Real-estate credit analyst got fired for raising red flags about a deal involving Tony Rezko. read more | digg story, submitted by Temlakos

What did Obama know, and when did he know it?

The corruption arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich is raising questions about what Sen. Barack Obama knew of the Illinois Democrat's alleged activities, including his apparent offer to appoint Obama's preferred candidate to serve in the U.S. Senate in return for "private sector" help from Obama. read more | digg story, submitted by michael4lsu

How we have become a nation of whiners!

Low and behold, sounds like that book liberals despise is true again: Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he shall not depart from it! read more | digg story, submitted by Dave91143

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Who is for Gun Control in America?

It wasn't long ago that Doug Powers wrote about the gun control in India, and how it became so easy for terrorists to gun down so many people. So, just how fast can you even dial 9-1-1? And what happens if you get voice mail when you call 9-1-1, in desperate need for emergency assistance? And will you even have time to say a prayer?

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Eligibility dispute, Part 2, scheduled by Supremes

Besides the plaintiffs for these two and about a dozen other legal actions that challenge Obama's eligibility in courts around the country, there are tens of thousands of people who are alarmed by the unanswered questions about Obama.

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Who are we? The answer could be overwhelming...

Very early this morning, on an extremely cold wintry day here in Iowa, I finished reading "The Christmas Sweater", the best-selling novel by Glenn Beck. I will never, ever forget the thoughts that ran through my mind as I finished the last several chapters. Overwhelming feelings can come in different ways, as in the way we deal with our storms.

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The climate change religion - By Cliff Connelly

The theory of manmade global warming is approaching a similar point of unassailable "truth," in which it underpins all understanding of the environment and our relation to it – much in the same way evolutionary biology (once only a theory) became the foundation for all modern science (and more).

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A cow and pig 'sin' tax? - By Barbara Simpson

Hundreds of environmental ministers from 187 nations met in Poland to thrash out another of those treaties that's supposed to combat "global warming" and make this planet "safe" for all living things, so they want to tax the emission of greenhouse gases from cattle and pigs. (Not surprisingly, PETA supports this idea.) Can we say ulterior motives?

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How to turn red states blue - By Joseph Farah

At one time, the media had used red to denote states on the Democrat side, and blue for the Republican states. The current use of Republican red and Democrat blue began only eight years ago. It has been attributed to the late Tim Russert. He first used this color scheme in 2000, according to the Washington Post. (And here I thought it was just me.)

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Scientists find greenhouse gas hysteria to be myth - By Drew Zahn

'Global warming may not be occurring in quite the manner one might have imagined' As dignitaries from around the world gather for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, attendees are unlikely to champion a recent study that demonstrates oceanic heat levels – and not man-made greenhouse gases – are to blame for increases in temperature on land. An estimated 9,000 government, media and U.N. officials are meeting in Poznan, Poland, for the conference, discussing possible international action to combat global warming. According to media relations information provided by the conference, "Climate change is already happening, is unequivocal and this change can now be firmly attributed to human activity." ~ [Continue reading] digg story, submitted by Barbrady

Obama Wants to Form a Civilian Security Force of One Million

It happened in Russia, in Cuba, and other communist countries.

Barack Hussein Obama is the candidate asking for his own Internal Security Forces. Behind him is Bill Ayers, the architect of this socialist take-over of this country. ~ zurama On Sunday, November 2, 2008, Zurama posted this to her blog, at SUNRISE IN HAVANA. Something tells me that people are going to wish they had listened before they voted for Barack Hussein Obama. In her profile, Zurama says, "God gave me a gift and in my darkest hour, it saved my life." That particular statement caught my attention. And believe me, you may want to memorize it in times that will be coming soon. We will be facing a storm, and I am not sure how many people are going to be ready. Related story: Glenn Beck: Facing your Storm read more | digg story, submitted by zurama