Thursday, April 30, 2009

Steven Keillor's God's Judgments

I have read several books from intervarsity press and found most of them to be rather disappointing. They all seem to criticize popular “worldviews” or “ideologies” in favor of some wishy-washy moderate position with little or no Bible-based arguments. Dr. Richard Mouw’s Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World makes some good points about how to deal with unbelievers, but the compromising position on abortion undercuts the credibility of it. He seems to fail to see that we are in a war with Satan. The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar engages in the discussion of how to get Christian values back into “the academy”. The book has a few helpful hints to help professors in their efforts to witness to their students, but most of it is not very instructive and it totally ignores the root of the problem which is that we have allowed government to control our educational institutions in the first place.

But then I read God’s Judgments: Interpreting History and the Christian Faith by Steven J. Keillor. This book is AWESOME!!! I couldn’t put it down! Keillor says in no uncertain terms that God still judges nations (with war, famines, disasters, and such) today. He totally shreds to pieces arguments to the contrary.

I don’t want to give away the whole book, but here some of the main points.

Keillor points out that the Hebrew word for judgment, misphat, has a connotation that goes beyond just punishing evildoers. It implies a “sifting out” or separating of the good from out of the evil. (Remember the refiner’s fire and the separating of the wheat from the chaff.) It is like a light which not only exposes the hypocrites of our day, but also reveals the imperfections in our political systems and ideologies.

Don’t be turned off by his criticism of Pat Robertson’s and Jerry Falwell’s anti-abortion rhetoric at the beginning of the book. He exposes their hypocrisy (a very small portion of it, in my opinion) and harshly criticizes the our current policies on abortion, cloning, human embryonic stem cell research and genetic engineering later on in the book.

He talks about the various viewpoints that were being bandied about in the wake of September 11th, criticizing liberals, conservatives, and moderates alike. Then he goes through the Bible (both OT and NT) and focuses on passages which give the reasons for why God judged the nations the way he did. Then he examines the burning of the White House in 1814 and the Civil War and builds the case that these were examples of God acting in history to punish our nation.

He criticizes the notion that everything we do as a nation is OK with God as long as we do it in a Democratic fashion with free market economics. He criticizes the idea that candidates for offices should use only “worldview” arguments that are based on avoidance of natural consequences of poor policies while remaining silent about the role of God’s judgment. (In his own home state of Minnesota, there is even a law against making “spiritual” threats in a political campaign!) He exposes SOME of the hypocrisies of both the liberals, conservatives, Republicans, and Democrats and shows that they are both to blame for the September 11th attacks. He criticizes their “support ALL of our policies (regardless of whether you agree or disagree)” rhetoric which has caused some many people on both sides to compromise their values.

This book definitely does not say all that needs to be said on the issues he touched on, and I don’t agree with everything he says, but this is a must read for any Christian statesman. This book is AWESOME!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

100 days of destruction

Today is a milestone for America of sorts, or is it a sordid milestone? The inexperience and ineptness of the former community organizer and socialist have surfaced and has been seen in full gore over the past three months. This week’s news parody, NewsBusted, is especially good as evidenced by the opening item . . .

“This week marks the end of President (Soetoro’s a/k/a) Obama’s first 100 days in office.

“I’ve got to say other than

  • running up the biggest deficit in history,
  • kissing up to dictators,
  • letting tax cuts expire,
  • labeling veterans as possible terrorists, and
  • apologizing for America all over the globe

He’s done a pretty good job.”

- - NewsBusted, Episode 4/28/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Bo and B.O. on the go

T.D., again sends us a clever pix of the alleged President and messiah-to-the-left Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) walking his new dog, Bo . . .

He's a legend in his own mind! And the malpractiing media does its best trying to manipulate this messianic mirage in the masses' muddled minds.

The Latest in Pirate Cap Fashion

T.D. sends us a sneak peak at the latest in Somali pirate head gear. If your a pirate it will just blow you away!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Education & the Budget in Ohio

Ohio's Governor Ted Strickland wants to 'reform' the education system. Essentially he wants to dump more money into a failed system. He follows in the steps of the alleged President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama), who has shown a expertise at spending taxpayer funds, as well as piling up unsustainable amounts of debt during his first 100 days in office.


The following excerpt is from The Eagle, a publication of the Ohio Eagle Forum, Spring 2009, Volume 11, Issue 2.

“The legislature needs to act on the new biennial budget by June 30. The spending plan will require some serious thinking this year in view of decreasing state revenues resulting from the recession. Gov. Strickland has proposed a $54.7 billion two-year budget, which represents a 6.3% increase in state spending.

“Nearly $1 billion of new spending will go towards implementation of the Governor’s proposed “evidence-based” education funding plan. This proposal is controversial in itself . . . and wrangling over education philosophy will take place concurrently with the budgeting process . . .”


Two of the changes in educational philosophy incorporated into the new budget are a longer school year for public schools and the introduction of an assessment of students attitudes and behaviors as a part of the assessment of their readiness to advance to the next grade or graduate. Both of these “reforms” are foolhardy and unnecessary with the state of education in Ohio and America today. The graduation rates are horrific and the students who do graduate are woefully prepared, some cannot even read or write.

Why in the world – except to placate his teacher union political supporters – would the Governor not want to work on strengthening the academic content in the schools rather than just extend the time to prolong the inevitable failure in the system. Fix the problem – which is weak academic content and low standards – before you try to assess “attitudes and behavior” which does not lend itself to any type of measurement that can be audited. The reform should be first and foremost on academics. Also parents should be given a choice in what school to send their children, especially if the school is itself failing to meet basic standards.

Money is not the solution, a longer school year is not the solution, focusing on attitudes/behavior instead of academic skills is not the answer. Introduce competition into the education system. Break the grip of the union tentacles around the neck of the educational system. The education system is being choked by the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. They are more interested in pushing a secular humanistic creed and their liberal agenda (homosexuality, comprehensive sex education, revisionist American History, etc.) and protecting some inept and incompetent teachers than they are at preparing children to be active and engaged citizens with knowledge and skills to be equipped for the 21st Century.


On Thursday, April 30, the Ohio Senate will be conducting a hearing on these proposed changes in philosophy in the educational system.

Here is a copy of the email, which I sent to several Ohio State Senators yesterday regarding these matters.

Dear Senator -

Since the Ohio Senate Education Committee will be discussing school year length and requiring attitude/behavior testing this week, I would like you to know that I am strongly opposed to both of these possible measures.

First, in terms of introducing or expanding state assessment of a child’s attitude or behaviors as a major component of whether-advance to the next grade level or even graduate from high school, please consider the following. Our schools are doing a woeful job in teaching sciences, history, math and reading. This is what I, as a taxpayer, am funding. Please reject any language that expands state assessments (Kindergarten through 12th grade).

Second and for the same reason, I am against the expansion of the school year as Governor Strickland proposes. We are not doing a good job using the resources or teaching the basics – reading, writing, math, science or history - now, what makes the Governor think spending more time not educating properly will make any difference? It won’t, it will just cost the taxpayer more money.

I request you either reject these two proposals or please vote against the current budget.

Most importantly, we must work at beefing up our academics and not get sidetracked wasting money on the peripheral issues, non-essential issues. The priority must be to strengthen our academic content and standards, not water them down further. Why are we so far down in the list of industrialized nations when it comes to education, when we spend such great amounts of money on it?


Monday, April 27, 2009

What good is intelligence, anyway?

Cartoon by William Warren as found on on 4/27/09

So the alleged President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) is an Ivy League School graduate. He is soooooo very smart. I think not. He has run up the deficit, he has begun to dismantle the military. He has taken the focus off the War on Islamo-fascism and pointed his Department of Homeland Security toward 'right wing extremists.' The new definition of 'right wing extremist' is ANYONE . . .
  • who believes in securing our borders
  • who wants our immigration laws enforced for individuals and businesses
  • who are pro-life, respect the sanctity of all human life and who oppose any and all the pro-death policies of the current government,
  • who support the unlimited right to protect oneself and ones' family with ownership and use of fire arms
  • who support advocate withdrawing the United States out of the United Nations, and getting the United Nations out of the United States,
  • who support the free market and oppose government interference in the marketplace with unwise, unnecessary bailouts (spending money we do not have on things we do not need to build the power of the ruling party)
  • who support returning War on Islamo-Fascism veterans
  • who favors preserving marriage exclusively for one-man, one-woman relationships and opposing all special privileges or special rights for same-sex and other perverted so-called alternative lifestyles.
  • who support balancing the budget, spending only what revenue is available, and oppose the wasteful wanton spending on political payoffs and earmarks . . .
  • who oppose all measures or limits on U.S. sovereignty, such as the Law of the Seas Treaty
Mr. President, sir, I must fit your new definition of terrorist . . . Osama Bin Laden is now considered a 'participant' in an overseas contingency operation. I am considered to be a terrorist. Is there something wrong with this picture or what? Michael Savage was correct when he said that Liberalism is a mental disorder. Perhaps it is a case of being educated beyond one's intelligence. Either that or there are sinister motives behind this administration's recent change in terms of terrorism.

The Reality Report – April 25, 2009 – The Economy

For a Free & Independent Media

Here is a 10-15 minute hard-driving Internet news program, the Reality Report embedded above, anchored by Gary Franchi. The news program covers issues not given much attention in the opposition media (ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, etc.). I have watched several of the Reality Report Shows and have found them to be very educational, timely and useful.


Where are we today in the economic collapse? Are we in a depression?

Gary Franchi interviews Peter Schiff, the President of Euro-Pacific Capital, author of Bold Moves in a Bear Market and Crash Proof, for this week’s Reality Report. The following is a response of Mr. Schiff to the question from Mr. Franchi of whether he thought we are in a DEPRESSION today.

Mr. Schiff answered that he did not think we are in a DEPRESSION yet, he stated, “There is going to be a DEPRESSION,” he predicted. “Historians,” he goes on to say, “Will ultimately look back at this time period as a DEPRESSION, because the politicians are in the process of creating it. I suppose the “Depression” was not the Depression in 1930 or 1931. It only became the Depression maybe half way through the 1930s, when people began to refer to it that way. They did not learn they were in a depression as it began to unfold . . .

“All depressions are going to begin as a RECESSION. It is not a depression until it has lasted longer and it has been more severe . . . I don’t think it had to be a depression because of all the misguided general policy, which ironically is designed to prevent the depression. It’s that policy that is going to guarantee a depression.

“Except what is going to make the depression so painful for average American it is going to be an INFLATIONARY DEPRESSION.

Mr. Franchi then asked, “So are we gong to see HYPER-INFLATION in this country?

Schiff: “I don’t know if we are going to see hyper-inflation. I hope not. That is the worst case scenario. But I think we are going to just see a period of time where the economy shrinks dramatically over a number of years and consumer prices rise very substantially during that time period.

“Whether it becomes hyper inflation, that is still, I think, not a guarantee. I think it is still the worst case scenario, and let’s hope we avoid it. But I think we are going to definitely have hyper-inflation . . . double digit inflation . . . where the first digit is may be north of a one, but it may not be triple digit inflation or something to the time that would may it HYPER INFLATION.

“But if we had a couple of years of 20% inflation, that would not be hyper inflation, it would be HIGH INFLATION.

Franchi: The Weimar Republic (after World War I) – during that time period – Germany was printing money to support striking German workers . . . who were being handed money from the government . . .Now with the extension of the unemployment benefits for American right now to stave off (possible) bread lines . . . Do you think the extension of unemployment benefits could be a direct parallel to what Germany did?

Schiff: If the government is printing money and giving it to people who are not producing goods then that is INFLATION. You can’t substitute production with money printing.

“. . . Another reason Weimar Republic Germany was printing so much more was because they were trying to pay off their war reparations. So they were using printed money to pay their debts. Well, the US Government is doing the same thing – we are deeply in debt – and even more deeply in debt than Germany was . . ."

Similarly Schiff made this comparison, “Paying interest on the National Debt . . paying the Chinese and Japanese and Saudis, the money we owe them . . . We have to make interest payments to our foreign creditors. Just like Germany had to make payments to the allies. They had to pay the British.


The two men also discussed currency related issues including regional and global currencies, fiat money, returning to a gold standard, the Federal Reserve and Congressman Ron Paul’s sponsored legislation, HR 1207, which requires an audit of the Federal Reserve System.

Franchi concluded the program raised the question, “Is it time to reel in the power of the Federal Reserve bankers by limiting the amount of printed currency by returning to the gold standard? . . . Yes, he stated emphatically . . .

“The economy is teetering on the brink of total collapse. There is only one way to solve the crisis. Introduce competing currencies and phase out Federal Reserve notes. This will strengthen the value of the dollar and return real wealth to the American people. This transition will not happen overnight, but the masses are gathering and support is there . . .”


The economy is in bad shape. It was bad when the alleged President Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) took over in January. However, he has made it worse by his ouT-of-control spending. The Federal Reserve has not helped by printing money that has nothing to back it up. I hope that HR 1207 passes in Congress so we can take a real step toward solving the economic crisis that faces our nation.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

WHO is going to stop the Swine Flu?

I got the following alert from a coworker. After reading this, I can say that I’m much more frightened at the prospect of what the CDC and the WHO are going to force us to do than the actual SIV itself. We’ve heard all this before. We were all going die if we didn’t take “proactive measures” against SARS, the bird flu, etc. But now that we have a usurper in the White House, these big government thugs may be even more emboldened force vaccinations on us than before. Yes, there will come a time when there is a real plague that comes upon the earth and wipes out a large portion of the world’s population (Matthew 24:7). But these fornication-promoting thugs won’t be able to do a thing about it, if they even try to stop it.

Dear IDSA Members,

I am writing to review the swine influenza situation and to apprise you of the Society’s response to the clinical and public health concerns that it has raised. I also want to provide you with ready access to credible resources. We plan to provide you with periodic updates by email on matters of particular importance.

As of April 25, 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of a novel swine influenza virus in 11 cases of influenza-like illness in the United States, occurring in southern California, Texas, and Kansas. (See Friday's MMWR, Update: Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infections --- California and Texas, April 2009 and Saturday's HAN alert). Additional cases are being investigated in California, Kansas, New York City, and in Canada. The CDC website is being updated several times a day. There have been no fatalities in the United States and only one patient has been hospitalized.

In Mexico more than 800 cases of a respiratory illness in 3 clusters, including 61 deaths, have been noted since mid-March, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is not yet clear whether all these respiratory illnesses in Mexico are the same but at least some, including one fatal case, are due to this swine influenza virus. Seven viral isolates from Mexico have been identified as swine flu at CDC and another 18 have been confirmed as swine flu by Canadian laboratories. The ongoing epidemiologic investigation points to person-to-person transmission of this novel virus. Many important details such as the epidemic curve in Mexico, transmissibility, range of clinical manifestations, complications, and response to treatment remain under intense investigation.

This novel swine influenza virus is an influenza A:H1N1 that is a triple recombinant including gene segments of human, swine, and avian origin. Laboratory studies indicate susceptibility to neuraminidase inhibitors (oseltamivir, zanamivir) but resistance to the adamantanes (amantadine, rimantidine). It is not known whether the sensitivity of rapid tests for human influenza A:H1N1 will be equivalent for swine influenza A:H1N1. Because the current cases are dispersed over a fairly wide geographic area, containment is not a feasible option, and attention is focusing on other tools to slow the spread of infection.

Presently, the state and some large city public health laboratories can rule out swine influenza A:H1 but they cannot positively identify it. RT-PCR can be used to detect influenza A or B, and subtype influenza A as H1, H3 or H5. Nontypable influenza A isolates are to be sent to CDC for subtyping and further characterization. CDC is prioritizing its testing queue to test those specimens that are most informative to the epidemiologic investigation and it is actively working on making diagnostic reagents for swine influenza available to state public health laboratories.

CDC has set up a new swine flu website at and is updating it regularly as new information becomes available. Currently, interim guidance, generated with input from many IDSA members, is available on:

Public health experts are very concerned about the pandemic potential of this swine influenza virus, and there is ongoing discussion of whether to raise the WHO pandemic influenza level to phase 4. As emphasized Saturday by CDC, it is important to realize that efforts that we can make today do not depend on whether the alert level is raised. However, national and local pandemic preparedness actions including increasing preparations for community mitigation measures will accelerate if the level is raised. (Community mitigation guidance is available on the website.)

States are implementing guidelines for diagnostic testing and it is important for you to learn the details of the target population for testing, specimen collection, and handling and transport for your state or city. At this time of year, local influenza activity is quite varied and states will vary in their local recommendations on testing. IDSA members can be essential in ensuring that influenza testing is performed on patients hospitalized with acute respiratory illness, and that clinical microbiology laboratories are able to provide specimens confirmed as influenza A to public health laboratories if requested. You should review your hospital’s pandemic plan and urge appropriate partners within the hospital (infection control, ED, laboratory, pharmacy, employee health office, administration, etc.) to do the same.

The situation is a potentially serious one and IDSA urges you to reflect on those steps you can take personally and professionally to be better prepared during this evolving situation. Please think proactively about finding the right balance of concern and preparedness. IDSA members are likely to be seen as resources for their colleagues, institutions and communities. We will provide you with up-to-date information to help in this role.

IDSA is committed to working together with other clinical and public health partners, particularly CDC, WHO and PAHO, state and regional ID societies, in support of our mutual goal of appropriate action at this time of uncertainty. We will continue to provide periodic updates and welcome suggestions for what IDSA members and the Society can do in this evolving situation.

Sincerely yours,
Anne Gershon,

Marguerite A. Neill, MD
Rapid Communications Task Force

Shining God’s Light on the Koran – the Key to Longevity

Sam continues his on-going series, which contrasts the Judeo-Christian Bible with the Islamic Koran on a variety of topics. He aims the beam of the Biblical laser on the Koran to expose, to reveal what it really says. See his previous articles here.

Do You Wish for Long Life? How Long?

Do you enjoy living? How long would you like to live? How about living 100 years, 1000 years, or forever?

The person that dwells in God is promised God’s protection and will be satisfied with long life (Psalm 91:1, 16).


If staying in heaven with Allah after life on earth is only for a few special people, like Christians and Jews to the exclusion of everyone else, then they should want to die. That is, if their claim is true. Yet, they show no desire to die.

Israel displeased Allah and the angels, so they have no desire for life after death, and they want to live long. Allah knows who does evil. No matter how long someone lives, they still must face Allah. The Jews love life more than others, even Christians who love life and worship many gods as the Koran clams. You can be sure they would like to live a thousand years. Myself, I wanted eternal life. Why settle for a measly thousand years, when the promise of God is life eternal.


By the way: If the place to live with Allah after death is for you alone to the prohibition of all other people, then wish for death if your claim is true (Surah 2:94).

They (Israel) will never desire death because of what their own hands have done. Allah knows who it is that does evil (Surah 2:95).

You will surely find them (Jews) the greediest of all men for life; even loving life more than the polytheists (Christians). Each individual would love to live for a thousand years. Prolonged life would not keep them from the judgment, that comes from Allah for he is watching (Surah 2:96).


Abraham and Job both lived long, satisfying lives, as a blessing from God. God offers this to you. As Psalms says, “With long life I will satisfy him”. This is available to anyone. God would like to satisfy you with long life.

A time is coming when people will live as long as the trees. In the United States there are trees several thousands of years old. Scripture says a child will die at 100 and will be thought of as evil for dying so young. Today 100 years is considered old for a person. Death is not what God wants for anyone. Yet, death occurs because of man’s disobedience to God.

Death is the enemy of God and will one day, itself, be sent to the Lake of Fire to burn forever in torment. A person who loves death is in love with the enemy of God. A person who hates the wisdom of God is in love with death. It could be said another way. The person who loves death hates the wisdom of God. What about you; who do you love?

Christians are ambassadors for Jesus Christ here on earth, reconciling people to God. They have a work to do for God here on the earth. There is no reason for them to wish for death. Christians desire life for themselves and for others.

Jesus said, “Teach in all of the nations: people to observe all that He had commanded.” God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Are you among the living or are you spiritually dead?


Exodus 20:12 Long life on earth a blessing from God.
Ex 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Ephesians 6:1-3
Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Psalms 91:16
91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

Genesis 15:15; 25:8
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Job 42:16, 17
After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations: so Job died, being old and full of days.

Isaiah 65:19-23
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

I Corinthians 15:26 Death is an enemy of God.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Proverbs 8:12, 32-36 Wisdom and death are opposites.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Matthew 22:32 God is the God of the living.
22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

II Corinthians 5:20 Christians have a mission to accomplish.
5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Matthew 28:17-20
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


Why should those who know they are going to heaven to be with God desire death? Should they not rather desire to fulfill God’s will for their lives here on earth? Isn’t the Koran tempting God in saying that those who know for sure they are going to heaven after death should then desire death? Death is not what God desires for people.

The Koran says that people who do not want to die want to live for 1,000 years. A thousand years seems like a long time but once it is over, what then. God’s promise of eternal life is most desirable.


Perhaps you, like the Children of Israel, have sinned against God. Do you wish to die? God is still willing to accept you, imperfect as you are. It was through the lineage of the Children of Israel that Jesus came to earth. You must believe that He is God in flesh: sinless. You must believe that He lived a perfect life and took the sins of the world in His own body on the cross, and received the wrath of God against those sins. If you desire eternal life as I did years ago, you can pray and invite Jesus into your heart. A sample prayer is, “Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart.” God promises through His inspired Word, the Bible, “Whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”


The Koran passages are a paraphrase of several English translations.
The Koran, translated by N.J. Dawood: A Penguin Classic
The Qur’an, translated by M.H. Shakir: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc.
The Holy Qur’an, translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali: Ahmadiyya Anjumann Isha’at Lahore Inc. U.S.A.
The Koran, translated by Marmaduke Pickethall: Everyman’s LibraryThe Holy Bible is the King James translation of 1611 from the WORD program by Tom Hills with the New Creations Ministries

Saturday, April 25, 2009

State of the Republican Party Survey 2009

Cartoon by Gary Varvel found at 11/5/08

Michael Steele, Chairman of the National Republican Committee (NRC), sent me a survey to complete regarding what I felt about the current state of the Republican Party. He also mentioned the need for Republicans to stick to “conservative principles of limited government, economic growth, personal responsibility and a strong national defense.” How very interesting, since the GOP in recent years, violated all of these conservative principles.

Here are some examples where the GOP breached their alleged core beliefs and values.
limited government

President Bush and the Republican-led Congress from 2001-2006 expanded the government by passing Medicare Part D (Drug benefit) joining the Democrats in passing ‘No Child Left Behind.’
economic growth

Bush, Paulson and the Democratic Congress pushed for the wasteful TARP funding.

personal responsibility

Bush did little to encourage or to foster personal responsibility. Following 9/11 he did not ask the American people to sacrifice anything for the effort on the War on Terror. He even supported amnesty for illegal aliens. He personally sat on his hands throughout his Presidency regarding border security. Instead he secretly plotted formation of a North American Union (NAU).
national security

The one somewhat positive area was that Bush and Congress built up our weakened military after the Clinton years and after 9/11. However, while they tried hard to guard Afghani and Iraqi borders, they did woefully little to defend our own borders at home from illegal aliens and potential Islamic terrorist infiltrators.


The survey Steele sent to Republican 'faithful' were mostly multiple choice questions. The one open-ended question in the survey, actually opened a Pandora's Box for me. Here is how I answered that question.

What can the Republican Party do to earn and maintain your trust?

Backing true conservatives - social and fiscal - Bush disappointed me greatly, because he spent like a drunken Democrat . . . He USED Christian conservatives to get elected and then only threw them an occasional bone.

He and the GOP in the Senate abused their power - earmarks and preserving power instead of standing firmly on principles.

McCain was an extremely terrible choice for President - he supported amnesty, he was weak on social issues - just like G.W. Bush – only mouthing what the people wanted to hear.

I did not vote for either McCain or Obama. I will no longer vote for the lesser of two evils, which we were presented in the 2008 election.

I will vote for only social and fiscal conservatives in every election. I am very tired of the John McCains, Mike DeWines, George Voinoviches, Arlan Specters, Bob Tafts . . .

The GOP should put out candidates who are strong conservatives both socially and fiscally. It seems like many GOP candidates once elected only work to get re-elected, instead of working for the people and adhering to the principles and promises that got them elected.

I am tired of being used by, and taken for granted by the GOP.

I will be working for and seeking to elect candidates who are conservative regardless of party affiliation.


I sincerely hope that Mr. Steele hears the conservative voices.

IMF predicts continued recession

“The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report stating our current economic crisis is likely to last longer then typical recessions..

<--- “We’re figuring another three-and-one-half years.”

- - NewsBusted, Episode 4/24/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

Friday, April 24, 2009

100 damaging days, why the President’s honeymoon IS over

Cincinnati Tea Pary, one of two thousand such protests.
Now, does tha look like just a few people talking around the water cooler?
(Photo from

(Aburdistan*) An AP story, “Obama’s Honeymoon Isn’t Over, Americans Still Give High Marks to New President, Poll Shows,” which I saw on drew may attention. It made the following ridiculous assertion, “For the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is headed in the right direction, a sign that (Barry Soetoro a/k/a) Barack Obama has used the first 100 days of his presidency to lift the public's mood and inspire hopes for a brighter future.” That reminded me of the alleged President’s wife, Michelle, who after stated after her husband appeared to be in the lead to received the Democratic Party’s nomination, “For the first time in my life I am proud of my country.” The two quotes are the same type of foolish and nonsensical drivel.

The president surely does not inspire hope in me. Quite the opposite, he inspires alarm, disappointment, and concern for what dastardly deed or policy or plan he will next pull out of his leftist bag of skulduggery.


Like me, there is a growing number of Americans, who as they become aware of the degrading nature and direction of the policies of the Soetoro (alias Obama) Administration, are beginning to protest. The Tax Day TEA Parties are just a start of a growing rejection of the Democratic elite’s agenda to bring fiscal and social ruination to our country. Between 750K to a million, or maybe more, people took part in the April 15th protestations across the USA. This is a spontaneous movement sweeping America. I predict there will be double that amount of Americans who will participate at the next Tea Party to happen on Independence Day, July 4th. They eagerly await another opportunity to vent and voice their growing frustration and deep concern.

The people are unhappy with both of the major parties. It is not a partisan protest, but a bipartisan reproach of politics as usual and the wretched ratcheted increase in wasteful out-of-control government spending. More than that, what Soetoro (Obama) and the Democrats are doing amounts to fiscal child abuse or generational theft. The mounting debt and deficit is becoming almost insurmountable.'


The AP article claims that a recent Associated Press-GfK poll shows that most Americans consider their new president “to be a strong, ethical and empathetic leader who is working to change Washington.” Nothing could be further from the truth. That claim is ludicrous in light of the weakness Soetoro (alias Obama) has displayed in bowing to the Saudi King, the affection and honor and deference he showed the dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the overtures he has made to Cuba and the hateful regimes in the Middle East. Soetoro’s choices for many of his key cabinet positions are steeped with tax evaders and Chicago thugs and political hacks.

Pushing an obvious hoaxes or immoral causes such as funding foreign abortions through the reversal of the Mexico City policy and the funding of unethical destruction of embryos in the unproven and unproductive research, and the economy-killing carbon tax proposal. Wasteful government spending for earmarks and political payoffs is beyond the pale. In addition, the fact that he has not produced his birth certificate, to date, is an obvious indication that he is hiding something. That something could very well be that he is NOT even a native-born citizen of the United States as required of the person holding the office of President, but, in fact, was born in Kenya.


What is true, however, is that Soetoro (alias Obama) is seeking to bring change to America. Yes, it is the transformation of our democratic republic into a socialist state. He is moving to nationalize our industries. Yet, he refuses to do his duty, to secure our borders. The change he champions during his campaign , I believe, were misrepresented by him and misunderstood by the vast majority of people who cast their misguided votes for this interloper.


The TEA Parties, which took place on 4/15/09, mark the end of the honeymoon. All of the actions of the Democratic lead government must now be resisted at every step. Just like the opposition media’s coverage (or better, non-coverage or manipulation of the 'news') of the Tax Day TEA Parties and the associated growing movement. This blatantly bias coverage of the new can-do-no-wrong president is tantamount to media malpractice. The opposition cannot be trusted at all. We must obtain our news from alternative sources such as or or or other conservative sources which will present a more truthful perspective.

I think that this AP “news” story, which is the subject of this post, is just a propaganda piece by orchestrated by the opposition media of which AP is a vital component. It typifies the trash being produced by the journalists turned political activists. The opposition media is essentially the public relations arm of the Democratic party elite. The agenda of the oppmedia (Obama’s publicity pimps, or the opposition media – ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times, PBS, etc.), is to protect their 'glorious' messiah, who is rapidly leading America destructively to socialism and eventually to a socialist global utopia.

* - The underlying tone and premise of the Associated Press article discussed here is so preposterous that it can only emanate from the fantastic state of Absurdistan.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Somali Pirate Problem Solution

The Constitution says (Article I section 8):

Congress shall have Power…To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations; To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.

The idea of using Letters of Marque and Reprisal in the case of the Somali pirates really appeals to libertarian, constitutional, and traditional principles. If this isn’t an appropriate time to use this provision, then when would it be? Are there parts of the original Articles of Confederation that are now obsolete? I don’t think so. (OK, that 3/5ths of a person thing was really dumb and a rare exception.) The only other constitutional remedy for international malice is to declare war, and this is definitely not appropriate in this case. Applying this principle would minimize government involvement. It is preferable for libertarians to solve problems without government if at all possible. It’s always best to avoid giving government a chance to abuse its authority unnecessarily. It would free up the military to attend to other more pressing matters, if necessary. The Letters would also save taxpayers a boatload of money.

Highly paid legal critics of this idea, sought by the MSM, say that this is impractical and that those participating could get into legal trouble. Without a well-defined definition of piracy, they say, we would get into a legal mess. People could take action against those who aren’t guilty of anything. I’ll admit that some innocent people may get killed, but this happens also with military involvement. Congress does have the right to define piracies and felonies committed on the high seas as well as making rules for captures on land and water (see above quote). Already existing rules may be quite adequate, but could be updated if necessary. For example, the Air Piracy Reprisal and Capture Act of 2001 (if it had passed) could have updated the federal definition of “piracy” to include acts committed in the skies. Granting the Letters would also not preclude military involvement as future option, if it became necessary. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.

Others might say, “Well, isn’t this the same thing as that Blackwater thing you people are always complaining about?” (Read about Blackwater here.) There are several distinct differences: 1. Though rewards could be given for captures of the members of the group targeted by the Letters (additional legislation would have to be passed for that), no one is paid up front. Blackwater gets the same amount of taxpayers’ money regardless of what they do wrong or how many captures they make. 2. Blackwater is a specific, private organization specially chosen by the U.S. government. The Letters apply to any person or organization. 3. Blackwater is part of an invading force that can go where it pleases. Those who would act under the authority of Letters would not be trespassing on an innocent person's property. 4. Blackwater can virtually do whatever they want with impunity. They are not really subject to any U.S., Iraqi, or U.N. oversight. Those acting under the authority of the Letters would be subject to treaties applying to the high seas as well as other laws passed in accordance with Article I section 8 (see above quote). 5. Blackwater operates in Iraq, killing people who in no way violated any U.S. or international laws. Anyone acting under the authority of the Letters who would do that would be subject to prosecution.

In conclusion, granting Letters of Marque and Reprisal is a constitutional, cost saving, and potentially life-saving way to deal with overseas offenses against the United States and its citizens.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Prez 'oblivious' to Tea Parties

ABC News reported that President (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama claimed to be unaware of last week’s (Taxed Enough Already) TEA Parties.

“Hey, apparently (Soetoro alias) Obama is also unaware of running up the largest deficit in world history.

“So, anything is possible.”

- - NewsBusted, Episode 4/21/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Late Night Takes – The State of Texas

Late Night Jokes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

● President (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama has been reaching out to Iran, Cuba, Latin America . . . the only place he doesn’t seem able to reach out to is Texas. ● Texas Gov. Rick Perry is saying that Texas could secede from the Union if it wanted to. But 75 percent of the people who live there say they want to stay part of the United States. Of course they do. After spending all that time sneaking across the border to get here, why would they leave?

These jokes are courtesy of which periodically sends out an email compilation of late night jokes, few of which are worth repeating . . . these are the exceptions.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Government and Health Insurance

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking the vote of the readers on that issue along with comments. Occasionally I will respond and comment on the issue raised, as I did to yesterday’s topic.

The Hot Issue: Should the government make sure everyone has health insurance?

My Response: Absolutely not.

Health insurance is not an area that government should be involved. They are already too heavily involved with the Medicare and Medicaid system.

The primary responsibility of federal government is national defense and safeguarding the freedoms of its citizens. Included in this responsibility is securing our national borders. The government is not doing what it should be in this area, let alone what it should not be doing!

It has been and should be the primary responsibility of individuals, families, churches and other not-for-profit charities to provide for the needs of those unable to obtain their own health insurance.

Taking care of the elderly, severely disabled, orphans etc. should also be the primary responsibility of individuals, families, churches and other not-for-profit organizations.

Almost anyone other than the government can do a better job than a bureaucratic government agency. Just look how inefficiently and ineffectively the government handles the postal service or now the automobile industry. They have the reverse-Midas touch. Everything it touches it messes up, it ruins, it tarnishes.

Ed Freeman, a genuine American hero

T.D. forwarded to us the following content in an email. It really highlights what is wrong with America, especially what is terribly wrong with the American Opposition Media (ABC, CBS, CNN,, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, etc.)

You're a 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in.

You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is halfway around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.

Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn't seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

Ed Freeman is coming for you. He's not Medi-Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway.

And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board. Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses. And, he kept coming back.... 13 more times..... And took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman,died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , ID. May God rest his soul...

I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing,
but we sure were told a whole bunch about some Hip-Hop Coward beating the crap out of his "girlfriend."

Medal of Honor Winner
'Ed Freeman gets – a bum rap
Woman beater Chris Brown –
a rap bum - gets more press

Who is the real tough guy? The punk or the patriot?
Shame on the America’s Oppostion Media for glorifying the punk!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Military IS a worthwhile 'investment'

T.D. sends us a fabulous photo of a potent sign taken in Annapolis last Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the day of the massive TEA Party Protests/Rallies around the nation. The sign speaks for itself. And the alleged President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) wants to reduce the military budget by 10+% and give billions away on political payoffs and other wasteful, frivolous, and senseless government spending. Does that make any sense?

What is a veteran?

"A veteran is someone, who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'"

The Democrats' answer to Sen. Joe McCarthy (only she's worse)

Janet Napolitano Has in Her Hands a List

Cartoon by William Warren as found on NetRight Nation blog 4/18/09

Attack Dog 'Journalism,' Part III

This story began on Wednesday at the Chicago Tea Party. This is an evolving, progressive story, which helps to explain and to expose the radical nature of one the a mainstays of the opposition media, CNN. The CNN reporter, Susan Roesgen, involved has, herself, become the story. She should have been reporting the dramatic Chicago Tea Party event. Instead, what she did was she tried to make it out to be something that it was not. This is journalism at its worst. This is not journalism. She tried to manipulate the news to make it seem as if it was something that it was not. John Ziegler calls it Media Malpractice.

The people, ordinary Americans, in the video below make some good comments about how the ‘reporter’ selected the most extreme person in the crowd to portray him/them as being the norm. The CNN reporter missed the whole story, which was the growing anger and frustration of the majority, or at least a growing number of Americans, at the wasteful, foolish spending by the ever-expanding socialist-bent government of money it does not have on things that are not needed.

At the Tea Party, which I attended in Columbus, Ohio, had displayed many signs indicating a frustration of an unwise saddling of America’s future generations – what some call generational theft or fiscal child abuse – with piles of unnecessary and unseemly amounts of debt. The video below. as well as the two previous posts, "
Attack Dog 'Journalism'" and "Attack Dog 'Journalism,' Part 2," show how misleading and dangerous the opposition media has become. The Tea Parties were overwhelmingly successful despite the opposition media’s best attempt at thwarting the truth . . .

As the camera was rolling after the CNN report the the interaction of the crowd and the reporter continued.

Here is a snippet from the conversation between one woman in the crowd and
Roesgen. Roesgen asked the woman why she was present at the Tea Party.

Here is a part of the courageous and outspoken woman's answer, ". . . we are here because we are tired of the government taking our money and spending it in ways that we have no say in. We have no say whatsoever. Government is being run by a Federal Reserve Bank and they are getting all of our money, our kids money, our grand kids money. It's not fair. . . . elected official . . . need to be thrown out . . . Congress . . . Republican and Democrat . . . need to be thrown out . . . Bush voted for all this and Obama voted for this . . .This is not about Republican or Democrat, it is about the government stealing our money . . ."

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Shining God’s Light on the Koran – the Golden Calf

Sam continues his on-going series, which contrasts the Judeo-Christian Bible with the Islamic Koran on a variety of topics. He aims the beam of the Biblical laser on the Koran to expose, to reveal what it really says. See his previous articles here.

Israeli Idol

God had told the Children of Israel not to worship any other god beside Himself, but they did. Both the Koran and the Holy Bible record this command and disobedience.

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die
. . . Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live. (Ezekiel 18:4, 30-32).


When Moses came to the Children of Israel in Egypt God had given him authentic signs. His staff became a snake and his hand became leprous. This was to show the Children of Israel and Pharaoh that he was sent from God. The One who is: I AM!

While in Egypt God did many signs at Moses hand: Even too the killing of the first-born of the people and of the cattle of Egypt. When Pharaoh sent his army after Israel and they were drowned in the Red Sea. This saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh. God did even more signs at the hand of Moses like providing water. Later, God called Moses to the top of Mount Sinai for a personal meeting. The people of Israel then chose to worship the image of a calf as their God in the absence of Moses. They were deep in unbelief. After all God had done for them; how could they do it?

Allah and the angels made an agreement with the Children of Israel and issued commands for them to obey. They were to cling to these commands. The Koran claims Mount Sinai was raised above the people at the time the agreement was made. To my knowledge the mountain was all ready there. Israel claimed to hear and understand what Allah and the angels had said, but they said they would not obey Allah and the angels. How then can one have an agreement or a covenant between two parties if one party says they will not abide by the agreement?

Moses ground the image of the calf to powder, then he threw it into the water, and made the Children of Israel drink the water. The Koran claims the mixture went down into their hearts. This was the result of their disbelief. The Koran says that evil is what the faith of the Jews lead them to do, since the Jews believed as they did. What a person believes comes out in their actions.


Moses came to you (Israel) with actual signs from Allah, still, while he was gone, you chose to worship the image of a calf. You did evil (Surah 2:92).

At the time We made a covenant with you and elevated the mountain above you We said: Accept eagerly what We have given you with sureness and obey. Israel said, we hear but will not obey. For their lack of faith they were made to drink the image of the calf into their hearts. Tell them: Evil is what your heart calls you to do if you are indeed believers (Surah 2:93).


Moses told the Children of Israel what the commands of God were, and they said they would abide by them. Sadly, when Moses went up onto Mount Sinai, the people worshiped a crafted image of a calf and called it “god”. This was in direct violation of what God had commanded previously. The people had said they would obey God. God was angry enough to strike them all dead at once, but Moses intervened on behalf of the people, and God did not strike them all dead at once. Certainly God wished for the death of Israel at that time. It wasn’t because they were so good.

Moses took the calf which Israel had made and burnt it and ground it to powder, sprinkled it upon the water, and made Israel drink the water.


Exodus 19:7, 8 - Moses delivers God’s ordnances to the Children of Israel.
And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

Exodus 32:1-4 The Children of Israel worship an idol.
And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don’t know not what is become of him. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 32: 7-14 God is angry with Israel.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

Exodus 32:19,20 Moses destroys the idol.
And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strowed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.


Both Scripture and the Koran record that the Children of Israel worshiped an idol fashioned to look like a calf, which was contrary to what they were supposed to do. The Koran, however, does not record that Moses interceded on behalf of the Children of Israel, as Scripture does. Moses uses the argument that if God strikes them all dead at once, then the surrounding nations would think that after freeing Israel from Egypt He was unable too bring them into the promised land. God listens to Moses and does not strike them all dead at once.

According to the Koran it was Allah and the angels, Gabriel and Michael, with whom Moses and Israel were dealing. In Scripture it was God alone, Who was speaking to Moses and the Children of Israel. Scripture and the Koran do not agree on the deity. In the Koran the angels, who are created beings, are lifted to the status of gods when the term “We” is used. It is used many times in the Koran.

In the Koran Mount Sinai is said to have risen above the Children of Israel when Allah and the angels spoke to Moses and the Children of Israel. According to scripture the mountain was already in a set location. The mountain did not rise up, but God came down upon the mountain in a blazing fire.

It was disobedience and faithlessness to God that prompted God’s desire to bring death to the camp of Israel. Had Israel obeyed, God would not have become angry and wanted to destroy Israel. God allowed them to live because He prefers life on earth over death. God was also fulfilling His promise to Abraham, that through him all the nations of the earth would be blessed. The Children of Israel were those through whom God was working to fulfill this promise. The Koran does not acknowledge this promise to Abraham.


Perhaps you, like the Children of Israel, have sinned against God through your disobedience to Him. God is still willing to accept you, imperfect as you are. It was through the Children of Israel that Jesus came to earth. You must believe that He is God in flesh: sinless. Lived a perfect life and took the sins of the world in His own body on the cross and received the wrath of God against those sins. If you desire eternal life, as I once did, then you can pray and invite Jesus into your heart right now. . For the promise is, “Whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. A sample prayer is,” Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart.


The Koran passages are a paraphrase of several English translations.
The Koran, translated by N.J. Dawood: A Penguin Classic
The Qur’an, translated by M.H. Shakir: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc.
The Holy Qur’an, translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali: Ahmadiyya Anjumann Isha’at Lahore Inc. U.S.A.
The Koran, translated by Marmaduke Pickethall: Everyman’s Library
The Holy Bible is the King James translation of 1611 from THE WORD program by Tom Hills with the New Creations Ministries and paraphrased.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sebelius is too sleazy to be HHS Secretary

With the unfortunate return to Washington, D.C. of the President and the Congress and the real potential to inflict even more damage on the social and fiscal framework of our nation, we face the possible confirmation of one of the most troublesome of nominees from a long list of poor picks. This calls for more damage control.

Insist that your two U.S. Senators vote NO on the confirmation of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius. This woman is radically pro-death with an extensive and atrocious pro-abortion record. President Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) has nominated Sebelius for the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Her nomination must be rejected.

Although Governor Sebelius publicly professes “personal opposition” to abortion, her record both as a state representative and governor refute that profession:

• She voted against parental notification on abortion.

• Voted against informed consent.

• Voted against abortion waiting periods.

• Vetoed bills that would have required minimum safety standards in abortion clinics to protect pregnant mothers.

• She has even supported (as did the President who nominated her) the killing of innocent survivors of botched abortions

Tiller & Sebelius: They're Radically Pro-Death

However, it is Gov. Sebelius’ ties to George 'Killer" Tiller – the notorious late-term abortionist who proudly claims to have killed 80,000 babies – that is most troubling and provides the clearest insight to Sebelius’ pro-abortion position

And it is the governor’s scandalous efforts to minimize those ties that have cast a shadow on her integrity.

• In testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, Gov. Sebelius stated that she had received $12,450 in campaign contributions from Tiller and his abortion clinic between the years 1994 and 2001. Shortly after that testimony it was revealed that she had in fact received at least an additional $23,000.

• Just this past week, a 2002 fundraising letter from Tiller was uncovered, in which he claimed to have personally contributed $200,000 to ProKanDo, a political action committee (PAC) dedicated to defeating Sebelius’ pro-life opponent. ProKanDo spent big bucks - a total of $271,000 - to aid Sebelius’ bid for governor. It is very clear that Gov. Sebelius’ relationship to Tiller is hardly the “casual acquaintance” that she has implied. Without Tiller’s abortion blood money it is doubtful Kathleen Sebelius’ bid for the state’s highest office would have been successful.

• These memory lapses regarding significant campaign contributions, recall, followed Sebelius’ previous admission of tax problems, which resulted in an amendment to her tax return and a $7,000 payment of late taxes.

If Gov. Sebelius cannot be up front and honest about her campaign contributions and cash connections, can she be trusted to manage one of the federal government’s largest agencies with a budget of $700 billion?

The nomination of Kathleen Sebelius may move to the whole Senate very soon. Nothing in her background qualifies this woman to head the nation’s health care system. Her nomination simply is another reflection of President Soetoro’s (alias Obama’s) own radical pro-abortion agenda.

Much of this post was based on an email received from the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values (CCV). This afternoon I sent both of my senators an email urging them to reject Sebelius' confirmation.


Please contact your two Senators and encourage them them to vote NO on the confirmation of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

Here is suggested content of the email, which you may consider sending to your U.S. Senators:

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is not qualified to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Her radical views are far outside those of mainstream Americans – having supported late-term abortions, the killing of innocent abortion survivors, socialized medicine, and the government as the final authority on children’s health.

Further, her failure to properly disclose campaign contributions from abortionist George Tiller added to the underpayment of federal taxes revealed in her confirmation hearings seriously challenge her integrity.

Please vote NO on the confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.