Thursday, September 30, 2010

Judaism is a Religion of Peace



http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/jews-for-justice-aid-boat-sets-sail-for-gaza-1.315773


Please read the article at the above link. 

I do not believe that the Palestinians are totally innocent in all that has gone on, but to deprive them of their basic human rights and to kill them wholesale is abominable.  Blockades deny people their basic right to use their property as they see fit.  This was recognized as a universal right by our Founding Fathers, only to be taken away from individuals with due process and only taken away from nations with a justifiable and formal declaration of war with reasonable terms of surrender. 


Being against Zionism and being for peace does not mean that you are anti-Semitic.  Evidence of this is that even Jews whose relatives have died in suicide bombing attacks and Holocaust survivors are willing to risk their lives to try to deliver aid to the Palestinians in Gaza.  These brave and unselfish Jews, even though they don’t believe that Jesus is their Messiah, are obeying Jesus’ exhortation in Matthew 5:43-48 (KJV) better than most Christians do.  Though they still need to come to know Jesus as their Savior for their salvation just like everybody else, they have already proven that real Judaism is a religion of peace.  I pray that these Jews might come to know Christ as their Savior.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Mike Labno for U.S. Senate

If you are a conservative living in Illinois, there is only one choice for U.S. Senate, Libertarian Party candidate MIKE LABNO.  His opponents, Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are virtually identical and liberal to the core.

Mark Kirk believes that all abortions should be legal and even supports buffer zones to keep abortion protestors away from clinics.  He supports government funding for “family planning” programs.

He doesn’t see the need to cut spending, but would maintain or increase spending in all areas except defense plant conversion and military space shuttle missions.  He says that he is in favor of cutting taxes (medium priority) and debt reduction (highest priority), but how can you do that without cutting spending?  The one thing that Federal Government should be spending money on is National Defense (not offense), but this is a low priority for Mark.  He voted in favor of Cash for Clunkers!  When asked how he would address the moral decline in American culture he said:

Fostering strong families and placing more emphasis on personal responsibility will go a long way toward reversing moral decline in our country. To encourage families we should eliminate the marriage penalty and increase the tax deduction for dependents. Continuing effective welfare programs and curbing frivolous litigation will increase personal responsibility.

He said he would “require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, and disability be prosecuted as federal hate crimes” and has voted accordingly. He also voted for ENDA, which is an anti-discriminatory bill which would give special protection to homosexuals.

He would “maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns”.

On healthcare, he opposes a universal healthcare plan, but would involve the government in just about every other way possible.

He voted for the war in Iraq and the Patriot ActHe supports all the job-killing, globalist, New World Order trade agreements like NAFTA, GATT, and the WHO.  He also supported the “Fast Track” legislation which makes it easier for the President to make these deals without consent of the Senate, as required by the ConstitutionHe voted for Cap and Trade.

Mike Labno, on the other hand, believes that abortion should be illegal except in cases where the life of the mother is endangered. 

He believes in increasing defense spending, but reducing or eliminating it most other areas.  He would eliminate most federal taxes, including the income tax.  He would abolish the Federal Reserve.  He would allow people to opt out of Social SecurityHe would eliminate the Department of Education. 

He opposes unnecessary environmental regulations such as Cap and Trade, but also opposes government-caused environmental disasters.  He says:
America has fallen behind in implementing efficient sources domestic power. 
Unnecessary government interference hinders the growth of nuclear power, domestic drilling for oil, coal production, wind- and hydro-power, and other alternative fuel sources.
Eliminating tariffs, subsidies, and bans on agricultural products would allow the market to determine the most efficient resources to make alternative fuels. Allowing domestic oil drilling will increase our supplies and lower costs. Freeing the nuclear industry from unnecessary government regulations will expand the role of this clean and efficient energy source in our domestic mix.
He opposes government regulation of healthcare.

He also says:
Let's mend the Constitution to give people the power to recall any elected official who ignores his oath of office. Passing laws such as the "One Subject at a Time Act" and the "Enumerated Powers Act" while stopping laws, such as the "Real ID" and "National Animal Identification System (NAIS)" will also provide checks on the power of government. For more ideas on efficient, effective government, see DownsizeDC.org.
He supports the right to bear arms without restrictions. 

He supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, but would enforce existing immigration laws as long as they are in effect.

He opposes the both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He says:
Americans are still threatened by terrorism--despite 8-years of war on "terror."
The government chose to abandon the goal of capturing Osama bin Laden and bringing him to justice. Instead, they chose to take over other nations in a losing effort to "build democracy." The result: more death, destruction, and terrorists than when we started.
Without a doubt, a strong national defense is necessary for our protection. Trade, diplomacy, and intelligence gathering must be our primary tools of foreign policy, not the politics of fear and war. America can not only save soldiers' lives and trillions of dollars, but make our country more secure by ending our two unconstitutional wars and bringing our troops home. 
He opposes a government definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, but would instead leave this “private issue” up “to religious organizations and private ‘contracts’”.  He opposes allowing open homosexuality in the military.

When asked what his top legislative priorities are, he said:
There are three main issues: Jobs, Jobs & Jobs!
Far too many Americans are unemployed, underemployed, or scared that they will lose their jobs. Excessive government taxation, regulation, subsidies, and tariffs have choked the ability of American businesses to start, grow, and create jobs. Government bailouts and subsidies to banks and large corporations serve only to steal from average Americans. Productive jobs come from the private sector. By downsizing or eliminating unnecessary federal departments, taxes, regulations, subsidies, and tariffs, we will allow business owners to grow their businesses and hire Americans. 
Don’t vote for the lesser of two evils.  (With Kirk’s record, who can really tell who that is?)  So be sure to vote for MIKE LABNO on November 2.  Help show the Establishment Republicans that the Tea Party can not only defeat RINO's in the primaries, but also in the general election! Click here to contribute to Mike's campaign.

When The Ground Stopped Shaking


When The Ground Stopped Shaking - Trailer from The Moving Picture Boys on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Does Chrysler now need a government rehab program, too?


Chrysler auto workers were busted on video for drinking and doing drugs while on the job.

“Great, so in addition to government bailout, they now need government rehab, too.”

- - NewsBusted, Episode 9/28/10

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.


Is Sen. Harry Reid “Harry in Hiding” from now until Election Day?

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Hat tip goes to fellow Tweeter, dumpreid, who recently posted a link to the video embedded below. The YouTube description, which accompanies the “Hidden Harry” YouTube video reads, “Liberty.com - HARRY REID A SENATOR FOR 24 YEARS IS HIDING FROM THE PUBLIC EVENTS RIGHT NOW. A TRACKER FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS BEEN REFUSED ENTRANCE TO HARRY'S "PRIVATE EVENTS" MULTIPLE TIMES. REID’S OPPONENT IN NEVADA SHARRON ANGLE IS HOLDING PLENTY OF OPEN EVENTS AND SHE ALLOWS THE DEMOCRAT TRACKER INTO HER EVENTS EARLY AND OFTEN THEY EVEN SAVE A SPOT FOR THE TRACKER SOMETIMES.

Where is that open government the terrible triumvirate touted not too long ago? The gentleman in the video surmised that Harry’s handlers wanted to minimize the number of Reid’s gaffes getting public attention just before the election. I saw another article today that the Reid-Angle election is 48-47 a virtual dead heat. Will Harry Reid follow in the failed footsteps of another flaming liberal, Tom Daschle and get the boot from a key position of Party leadership in the Senate? Ironically Reid sounded so cocky and confident in passing all the putrid bills, but now will not defend them in public. What a brave soul this Harry “White Flag Waving” Reid is, indeed.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Campaigner-in-Chief is on the Road Again

The Great Campaigner

Both former President William Jefferson Clinton and President Barry Soetoro alias Barack Hussein Obama are hitting the campaign trail in a desperate attempt to stave off a Democrat massacre at the polls this November. In the September 2010 issue of Newsmax Magazine there was an interesting article by Ronald Kessler titled, “Virginian’s AG: This Guy Is All Action.” In that article Kessler quotes Virginian Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II in regard to the current occupier of the White House as a campaigner and as a leader.

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CAMPAIGNING VERSUS GOVERNING


“I would say that President (Soetoro) Obama is one of the best campaigners we have ever seen. Campaigns are sales, marketing, and communication. Governing is a whole lot more. They sold the feelings and values in a very generic form during the campaign, but once you take office, governing requires getting down to the details. Those policies that they have actually pursued are so distasteful to the American people, sort of at a gut level, that they have lost popularity.”
--- Ken Cuccinelli II, Virgina Attorney General, quoted on page 15 of the September issue of Newmax


Campaigning is something that the President does best. Leading and governing not so much … I can see why the author reports that General Cuccinelli is a rising star in the Republican Party. We will be hearing more form this gentleman in the future.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Carving up Carvile's Comments


The Democratic National Campaign Committee under the signature of James Carville sent out the following misinformation in their latest fund-raising emailing … trying to scare their supporters into sending more cash contributions.


“Here's the caliber of political thought we'll get in the Senate if we don't fight back NOW:


  • Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin's pick in Delaware, thinks [homosexuals and lesbians] suffer from mental illness.

  • Rand Paul in Kentucky doesn't think businesses should be forced to serve members of the public they don't like.

  • Ken Buck in Colorado might be the ultimate Tea Partier. He even supports repealing the 17th Amendment. You know, the one that lets people elect their own senators.

  • Sharron Angle in Nevada is so committed to the Tea Party cause, she's suggested the possibility of armed insurrection if conservatives don't win at the ballot box.

  • At least five Republican Senate candidates -- including all of those listed above - oppose a woman's right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest.

“In a normal year, these dangerous views might be enough to keep them out of office. But this ain't a normal election year. Tea Party groups are spending millions nationwide, and there's more money where that came from. Karl Rove's American Crossroads, for example, gets a whopping 91% of its money from a handful of billionaires. So much for "grassroots anger."”


Mr. Carville, don’t forget about


  • Joe Miller in Alaska who defeated a sitting incumbent RINO

  • Marco Rubio in Florida who trounced the once popular Governor Republican in Democrat skin Charlie Crist

These six Tea Party principled patriots would really shake up the Senate, not to mention the lethargic, good ole boy, Rove-ing, go-along-to-get-along Republican Party. We would have a small band of true conservatives standing on the equally important 3 legged stool – social issues, fiscal issues, and national defense issues.


Homosexual and lesbian behavior is immoral, unnatural, and generally unhealthy for individuals and for society as a whole. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a mental illness as you allege Christine O’Donnell as saying, but it is at least morally reprehensible at best.


Dr. Rand Paul may be on to something. Demanding or forcing a photographer to take an assignment for which he or she would violate his or her conscience or religious convictions is wrong. There is a case out west where a business is being sued by the state for doing just that. Forcing a business to hirer someone opposed to the mission, purpose of a business should be the rights of the business owner and not the dictates of the state.


I concur with candidate Ken Buck that the 17th Amendment should be overturned. The Senate is an elitist club detached from little if any accountability.John McCain is a perfect example. He touts a certain set of principles at election time and in many cases votes the opposite on the Senate floor. Amnesty is one example that comes to mind. The Founders were wise in having the State Legislatures select the Senators. There is more allegiance to the individual states, and therefore much more accountability.


I am very doubtful that Sharron Angle ever called for an armed insurrection. But after the stealth coup de tat the current administration has pulled off these past two years, further overreach, like attempted confiscation of guns, on their part may precipitate some physical reaction.


Most grievous to many conservatives and to most Christians is the matter of the Pro-Death [couched in the innocuous but highly inaccurate and deceptive term ‘a woman’s right to choose --- to kill her baby’] positions of most of the opponents of the six conservative candidates above. The issue of abortion is a sacred cow to the Left. It is one key foundation upon which their House (Senate and Presidency) is built. It is a core conviction of the now radicalized Democratic Party. It is not merely a political issue; it is first and foremost a moral issue. Every candidate that I vote for must be Pro-Life with no exceptions. Life is the first of the threeGod-given rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. It is the most important.


Our Declaration of Independence also outlines when action may be taken of a revolutionary nature, “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” The current administration and Congress are taking our nation dangerously close to destroying the foundations of our nation. That is why this election is so vital to the future of this great nation.


There is hope that we can stop, curtail the rapid malignancy of big, obtrusive government and its grab for power and control of individual and institutions. There is hope that we can institute a new government that listens once again to the people instead of dictating what the people will receive or not receive.


Mr. Carville, these may well be “dangerous views” to you and your elite socialist progressives. Yes, it is antithetical to socialism, but is closer to what the Founders originally established than the unrealistic global utopia of which the current Democratic leadership is now in hot pursuit to implement.


The Left and Carville in his statement above continue to decry and deny the absolute grassroots nature and widespread American support of the Tea Party Movement and want to depict it as a Republican, corporate-driven scheme. It is not like the George Soros-funded Leftist Movement that swept the current controversial and increasingly unpopular President into power.


No the patriotic Tea Party Movement is not a creation of Karl Rove’s Billionaires, but it truly is a spontaneous average American phenomenon. It is a reaction to the policies and legislation of a runaway out-of-control government.


Expect the ultimate Tea Party to occur on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2010!

DOJ Prosecution of Voter Intimidation is now Color Biased

A Gold Metal for the President?

Hat tip goes to a friend of this blog, T.D., who forwarded an email with the following humorous "Breaking News." Thanks. T.D., we need this comic relief after all that the White House & Congress has been doing these past few years!


American Lindsey Vonn has had to Forfeit her Gold Medal
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The International Olympic Committee announced today that it has taken back the gold medal previously awarded to American skier Lindsey Vonn and given it to U.S. President (Barry Soetoro, alias) Barack Hussein Obama.
Olympic officials said (Soetoro aka) Obama deserved the medal More than Vonn because no one has ever gone Downhill faster than he has.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

You can’t separate Mary & Jesus?

The past few Sundays I have been addressing the alleged worship of Mary and the issue of Our Lady of Fatima. Today, I will address the comments of someone describing themselves as Anonymous Job. That person responded to my last posting, “Our Lady of Fatima, Isn't it Idolatry?l”
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I reprint Job's comments:


This is for Sam. You can not separate Mary and Jesus. They are the symbol of obedience. When Mary ask Jesus for wine Jesus replied that it was not his time to perform miracle. But being obedient to His Holy Mother He did it.

It is not a Moses, an Elias or a Jonah whom God sends, but the woman who stood beneath the Cross. In His mercy He had now entrusted the peace of the world to a Mother who comes to say that "men must stop offending God, already so much offended."

To Moses God revealed Himself in a burning bush. In Fatima He revealed himself in a Bleeding Host in the hands of an adoring angel and in light.... brighter and more wonderful than the light of a burning bush...shining from the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

God has given Mary to us. I would suggest you please read the story of Our Lady of Fatima and you will know how important Mother Mary is to our lives. Please read more about Mother Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ before you say she is not important, not divine and not helpful. Mother Mary has done a lot of miracles. She the Greatest Intercessor. Before I go I would like to share with you the Hail Mary.

Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with You, Blessed are You amongst women and Blessed is the fruit of Your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary Mother of God, PRAY FOR US SINNERS now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

I hope you will find enlightenment.


Here is my response:

Dear Anonymous Job:

Why should a person nor separate Mary and Jesus? They are separated in the Holy Bible.

When the angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds they said that a Savior had been born, and not that a mother had been made. When the wise men came to find Jesus they worshiped the young child, not the mother.

At the marriage feast of Cana Mary told the servants, do whatever He tells you. Where do you think she learned the concept of doing whatever Jesus said? Scripture does not say how long Mary had been a widow but it had been long enough for her to learn to obey Jesus.

When people went to Jesus for healing they did not look for Mary. In Nazareth the towns people said, is not this the carpenters son; are not his brothers, sisters, and mother with us? They were offended at him.

When Jesus chose the twelve that they might be with him Mary was not included. When Jesus was arrested His mother was not with Him. When Jesus was beaten and crucified Mary was not beaten and crucified also.

When Steven was stoned he saw Jesus standing beside God the Father. Mary was not included.

Paul writes, “There is one God and one mediator between God and man; The man Christ Jesus (1 Tim.2:5). Mary is not a mediator between God and man. Indeed, Mary and Jesus are separate! One (Mary) is merely human and the other (Jesus) is both human and divine (God)!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 Election: A Correction in Direction

Here are recent comments made by U.S. Representative Cathy Morris Rodgers (WA-5th) on the “success” of all the government bailouts to date. Her words were captured on a short YouTube video. The video is a nice summary of the failures of the Bailout approach to fixing the economy. Hat tip goes to the http://www.ValuesVoterNews.com/ where I found this pertinent and informative expose.

The text of her comments precedes the embedded video below.

All across America, people are looking to Congress and the White House and asking the same question: "Is anybody listening?"

The American people said "No" to wasteful government spending.

What did we get? An $800 billion stimulus bill.

What were the results? 3.3 million private sector jobs were lost.

The American people said "No" to a government-takeover of health care.

What did we get? A trillion-dollar takeover of America's health care system.

What have been the results? Right now, 1.6 million jobs are at risk because of government-imposed mandates.

The American people said "No" to more government bailouts.

What did we get? A $50 billion bailout of Greece and the European Union.

What have been the results? We're about to find out.

Republicans in Congress are listening to the people.

We are saying "No" to wasteful spending.

We are saying "Repeal and Replace" the Obama health care bill, and we are saying "Never Again" to more Wall Street bailouts.

President Obama and Speaker Pelosi are taking American in the wrong direction.

By listening to the people, we can get American moving in the right direction.

To renew the American Dream, we need new ideas and common sense.

There is nothing wrong with the American government that can't be cured by the wisdom of the American people.

And if we empower the people -- and reduce the power of Government -- America's best days will be ahead of us.

Who Will Control the House?

Double the Trouble

“(US) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she feels certain that Democrats will keep control of the House.

“Unless there is an election or something . . .”

- - NewsBusted, Episode 9/24/10

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.

Friday, September 24, 2010

November is coming!

Hat tip goes to Twitterer VoteSmartToday who posted the link to a great video, which is embedded below. The video was created by Ben Howe and was also posted at RedState.

The following is from the YouTube description, which accompanied this video.


"This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." Washington elites have awakened a sleeping giant. Let us preserve the last best hope of man on earth. November is coming. God help those who hope to take that last step into a thousand years of darkness. This is the new revolution. Take America BACK.
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Late Night Takes – Some Good Economic News

Late Night Humor

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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"Larry Summers, President (Soetoro aka) Obama's top economic adviser, is stepping down. Finally, some good economic news."

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This joke is courtesy of NewsMax.com (Hat Tip!), which periodically sends out an email compilation of late night jokes, few of which are worth repeating … this was an the exception in the latest batch.

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