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Sunday, February 22, 2009

most expensive catastrophies

# 11. Titanic - $150 Million

The sinking of the Titanic is possibly the most famousaccident in the world. But it barely makes our list oftop 10 most expensive. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage and was considered to be themost luxurious ocean liner ever built. Over 1,500 people lost their lives when the ship ran into an iceberg and sunk in frigid waters. The ship cost $7 million to build ($150 million in today ' s dollars).

# 10. Tanker Truck vs Bridge - $358 Million

On August 26, 2004, a car collided with a tanker truck containing 32,000 liters of fuel on the Wiehltal Bridge in Germany . The tanker crashed through the guardrail and fell 90 feet off the Autobahn resulting in a huge explosion and fire which destroyed the load-bearing ability of the bridge. Temporary repairs cost $40 million and the cost to replace the bridge is estimated at $318 Million.

# 9. MetroLink Crash - $500 Million

On September 12, 2008, in what was one of the worst train crashes in California history, 25 people were killed when a Metrolink commuter train crashed head-on into a Union Pacific freight train in Los Angeles . It is thought that the Metrolink train may have run through a red signal while the conductor was busy text messaging.. Wrongful death lawsuits are expected to cause $500 million in losses for Metrolink.

# 8. B-2 Bomber Crash - $1.4 Billion

Here we have our first billion dollar accident (and we' re only #7 on the list). This B-2 stealth bomber crashed shortly after taking off from an air base in Guam on February 23, 2008. Investigators blamed distorted data in the flight control computers causedby moisture in the system. This resulted in the aircraft making a sudden nose-up move which made the B-2 stall and crash. This was 1 of only 21 ever built and was the most expensive aviation accident in history. Both pilots were able to eject to safety.

# 7. Exxon Valdez - $2.5 Billion

The Exxon Valdez oil spill was not a large one in relation to the world ' s biggest oil spills, but it was a costly one due to the remote location of PrinceWilliam Sound (accessible only by helicopter and boat). On March 24, 1989, 10.8 million gallons of oil was spilled when the ship ' s master, Joseph Hazelwood, left the controls and the ship crashed into a Reef. The cleanup cost Exxon $2.5 billion.

# 6. Piper Alpha Oil Rig - $3.4 Billion

The world ' s worst off-shore oil disaster. At onetime, it was the world ' s single largest oil producer, spewing out 317,000 barrels of oil per day.On July 6, 1988, as part of routine maintenance, technicians removed and checked safety valves which were essential in preventing dangerous build-up o fliquid gas. There were 100 identical safety valves which were checked. Unfortunately, the technicians made a mistake and forgot to replace one of them. At 10 PM that same night, a technician pressed a start button for the liquid gas pumps and the world ' s most expensive oil rig accident was set in motion. Within 2 hours, the 300 foot platform was engulfed inflames. It eventually collapsed, killing 167 workers and resulting in $3.4 Billion in damages.

# 5. Challenger Explosion - $5.5 Billion

The Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed 73 seconds after takeoff due on January 28, 1986 due to a faulty O-ring. It failed to seal one of the joints, allowing pressurized gas to reach the outside. This in turn caused the external tank to dump its payload of liquid hydrogen causing a massive explosion. The cost of replacing the Space Shuttle was $2 billion in 1986 ($4.5 billion in today ' s dollars). The cost of investigation, problem correction, and replacement of lost equipment cost $450 million from 1986-1987 ($1Billion in today ' s dollars).

# 4. Prestige Oil Spill - $12 Billion

On November 13, 2002, the Prestige oil tanker was carrying 77,000 tons of heavy fuel oil when one of its twelve tanks burst during a storm off Galicia , Spain. Fearing that the ship would sink, the captain called for help from Spanish rescue workers, expecting them to take the ship into harbour. However, pressure from local authorities forced the captain to steer the ship away from the coast. The captain tried to get help from the French and Portuguese authorities, but they too ordered the ship away from their shores. The storm eventually took its toll on the ship resulting in the tanker splitting in half and releasing 20 million gallons of oil into the sea.. According to a report by the Pontevedra Economist Board, the total cleanup cost $12 billion.

# 3. Space Shuttle Columbia - $13 Billion

The Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space worthy shuttle in NASA ' s orbital fleet. It was destroyed during re-entry over Texas on February 1, 2003 after a hole was punctured in one of the wings during launch 16 days earlier. The original cost of the shuttle was $2 Billion in 1978. That comes out to $6.3 Billion in today ' s dollars. $500 million was spent on the investigation, making it the costliest aircraft accident investigation in history. The search and recovery of debris cost $300 million. In the end, the total cost of the accident (not including replacement of the shuttle) came out to $13 Billion according to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

# 2. Chernobyl - $200 Billion

On April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the costliest accident in history. The Chernobyl disaster has been called the biggest socio-economic catastrophe in peace time history. 50% of the area of Ukraine is in some way contaminated. Over 200,000 people had to beevacuated and resettled while 1.7 million people were directly affected by the disaster. The death toll attributed to Chernobyl , including people who died from cancer years later, is estimated at 125,000. The total costs including cleanup, resettlement, and compensation to victims has been estimated to be roughly $200 Billion. The cost of a new steel shelter for the Chernobyl nuclear plant will cost $2 billion alone. The accident was officially attributed to powerplant operators who violated plant procedures and were ignorant of the safety requirements needed.

# 1. 2008 Presidential Election

$800 Billion in thefirst two months.........

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

On January 27, 2009 I had a dream; not the Martin Luther King type ok. Anyways I am writing this email to share my dream with you:

I was ordered to board a ship with random people. The ship took us out to sea and onboard was Barak Obama. He was trying to convince us that he was a good leader and he was not apart of any bad plans. Suddenly, a team of political leaders and military personnel raided the ship and forced all of the people, except Obama, to jump into the water- no life jackets. They laughed and talked amongst each other as good friends do. They discussed how "the plan" worked perfect; the new world order was in place. As I feared what would happen, I swam to shore. Divers were ordered to find me but were not successful. Upon making it to shore, I had to pass through a federal building. There was heavy security and no one could enter into the city without first being checked. People were being scanned and I knew I didn’t have whatever they had so I tried to hide behind a woman. I was detected and an alarm went off. The building went on lockdown and guards searched frantically for the one who was detected. I somehow made it out and was walking on the street. The streets were chaotic and people were looting stores; cars were wrecked and people looked dazed and confused. I was scared and started to repeat a scripture from the Bible Psalm 27: 1-3 but was quickly stopped. A woman said, "You are not allowed to do that. The government warned us that anyone repeating anything from the Bible or saying that these recent events are biblical is clinically insane and should be reported to the authorities immediately." I can't remember what it was but there was an elaborate lie spread by the government in regards to the disappearance of millions of people. I saw a person run down the street screaming a song about Jesus. Then I noticed that although there was chaos all around, people were still so concerned with their looks. I realized that vanity, fame, and what this world has to offer is what kept so many people away from Christ. I noticed a shirt that many people were wearing- a shirt with the peace symbol. Below the symbol were the words "free people, one world nation, one world government." I proceeded home where I went to my room, got on me knees and prayed. I felt something I had never before felt- the Holy Spirit was gone. The Bible says when Jesus returns to take His people, the Holy Spirit will also leave. I instantly knew Jesus already came and I was left behind. Then the door bell rang- it was my uncle Oscar, uncle Hector, and a few people from church. They were all discussing the recent events and how so many people had disappeared. My uncle Oscar came into my room and told me that recently Obama instated a law that required everyone to receive an implanted chip. Oscar (not being a religious man at all) said he knew this was an evil plan. I grabbed a DVD that I received from the government and played it. It was weird and as I listened closely I heard strange sounds and immediately knew this was some sort of brainwashing technique. I broke the DVD along with the second one I found. I felt the need to leave my house so I walked down the street. As soon as I left my house I was stopped by two cars and a group of people. They alerted authorities and tried to insert some micro chip into my skin. Obama showed up and said," No! You cant force it or it may not count. We don’t want to take any chances." When asked if I would accept the implant I refused. I began to recall a song I enjoyed singing "Faith" by Hillsong. The lyrics were "I'm reaching for the prize, I'm giving everything." I sang these lyrics as I finally understood what they meant; reaching for the prize (Jesus in Heaven), I'm giving everything (even if it means my life). In this moment I realized the importance of the music we listen to- What message are we truly being fed?
After no success, Obama ordered guards to cut off both of my feet. Then he ordered for people to bring my little brother and sister; I knew what was to come...either they would be harmed or watch as I was tortured to death.
Before waking up I was instructed to write down everything I witnessed.

I am writing to all of my family members because this dream was all too real. I am not insinuating that Obama is the anti-Christ. I am simply telling my dream. When the anti-Christ comes, whether he has arrived or is to come, he will fix the financial problems of the world. He will unite every nation under one government. Please pay close attention to the things going on with our nation and the world. Lately I have been reading the book the of Revelations and the prophecies have been fulfilled. It is a scary time to see the book of Revelations unfold before our very eyes. I encourage each of you to read and prepare for His coming. Not everyone will leave on Christ's return, however, those who endure during the tribulation and do not take the mark will have to suffer and die for the sake of Christ (Revelation 7:14).

If you did not know, my younger brother also had a dream. He is six years old and did not have any previous knowledge of the end of the world. He had this dream two nights in a row, this is his description: "there was a big bomb but the bomb didn’t kill anyone. It only took away the good people and left all the bad people on earth."

I love you all very much and I write this email with love and concern. I feel it to be a great blessing learning and knowing the plans of God. I don’t know everything but what I do know I want to share. I did not forget to take my looney med's lol. You may pass this on or simply delete it.

May God bless you,
(Britt the Brat)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Food for thought

You know, I was sitting at work this morning and thinking about the flooding in Iowa and Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.

New Orleans knew that a hurricane was coming and chose to do so little, and then expected the government and taxpayers to rebuild their city and homes better than they were prior to the storm.

Iowa just watched it rain and dealt with it.

Where are the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods? Where is good old Michael Moore?

Why is the media NOT asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn't solved this problem?...Asking where the FEMA trucks and trailers and food services are?

Why isn't the Federal government moving Iowa people into free hotels in Chicago and Minneapolis ?

When will Spike Lee say that the Federal government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines ?

Where are Sean Penn, Bono, and the Dixie Chicks?

Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes, cases of beer and television sets?

When will we hear Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a 'vanilla' Iowa because that's what God wants just like Mayor Ray Nagan said that they need to re-build New Orleans a "chocolate" New Orleans because that what God wants.

Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of shootings at rescuers, rapes and murder?

Where are all the people screaming that George Bush hates white, rural people?

My God, where are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Oprah, and Ray Coniff Jr?

How come in another two weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again? Where are the government bailout vouchers? The government debit cards?

Is it me or is there one hell of a big difference between the value of the people of Iowa and value of the people of Louisiana ?

Just some food for thought.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Is your state for or against life?

Here is an interesting website that rates states according to how they protect life (or don't). Sadly, my home state of California is "dead" (no pun intended) last. No big shock there, I am sure.

Pennsylvania was # 1

Pennsylvania provides for informed consent, parental consent, a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, and no abortions after 24 weeks unless the mother's life is in danger.

Pennsylvania-Pro Life Federation

Additionally, Pennsylvania also funds pregnancy resource centers to help mothers who want their babies to live.

Also ranking high on the list are Louisiana, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.

Michigan dropped out of the top ten pro-life states this year mostly because of approval of embryonic stem-cell research.

The worst pro-life states are California, followed by Hawaii, Vermont, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Terrorists:1 Obama: 0

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stimulus bill explained



Here it is. You can skip the narratives, if you want, and go directly to
the bullet point summaries under each heading. It is quite a beast of a
SPENDING bill with little or no public debate. As I've said before, the
Republicans in congress were irresponsible when they had their majority
under Bush, but this monstrosity, being sold with fear mongering, makes the
Republicans look like amateurs.

50 De-Stimulating Facts
Chapter and verse on a bad bill.

By Stephen Spruiell & Kevin Williamson
Senate Democrats acknowledged Wednesday that they do not have the votes to
pass the stimulus bill in its current form. This is unexpected good news.
The House passed the stimulus package with zero Republican votes (and even a
few Democratic defections), but few expected Senate Republicans (of whom
there are only 41) to present a unified front. A few moderate Democrats have
reportedly joined them.

The idea that the government can spend the economy out of a recession is
highly questionable, and even with Senate moderates pushing for changes, the
current package is unlikely to see much improvement. Nevertheless, this
presents an opportunity to remove some of the most egregious spending, to
shrink some programs, and to add guidelines where the initial bill called
for a blank check. Here are 50 of the most outrageous items in the stimulus

The easiest targets in the stimulus bill are the ones that were clearly
thrown in as a sop to one liberal cause or another, even though the proposed
spending would have little to no stimulative effect. The National Endowment
for the Arts, for example, is in line for $50 million, increasing its total
budget by a third. The unemployed can fill their days attending
abstract-film festivals and sitar concerts.

Then there are the usual welfare-expansion programs that sound nice but
repeatedly fail cost-benefit analyses. The bill provides $380 million to set
up a rainy-day fund for a nutrition program that serves low-income women and
children, and $300 million for grants to combat violence against women.
Laudable goals, perhaps, but where's the economic stimulus? And the bill
would double the amount spent on federal child-care subsidies. Brian Riedl,
a budget expert with the Heritage Foundation, quips, "Maybe it's to help
future Obama cabinet secretaries, so that they don't have to pay taxes on
their nannies."

Perhaps spending $6 billion on university building projects will put some
unemployed construction workers to work, but how does a $15 billion
expansion of the Pell Grant program meet the standard of "temporary, timely,
and targeted"? Another provision would allocate an extra $1.2 billion to a
"youth" summer-jobs program-and increase the age-eligibility limit from 21
to 24. Federal job-training programs-despite a long track record of
failure-come in for $4 billion total in additional funding through the

Of course, it wouldn't be a liberal wish list if it didn't include something
for ACORN, and sure enough, there is $5.2 billion for community-development
block grants and "neighborhood stabilization activities," which ACORN is
eligible to apply for. Finally, the bill allocates $650 million for
activities related to the switch from analog to digital TV, including $90
million to educate "vulnerable populations" that they need to go out and get
their converter boxes or lose their TV signals. Obviously, this is
stimulative stuff: Any economist will tell you that you can't get higher
productivity and economic growth without access to reruns of Family Feud.


$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts

$380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children program

$300 million for grants to combat violence against women

$2 billion for federal child-care block grants

$6 billion for university building projects

$15 billion for boosting Pell Grant college scholarships

$4 billion for job-training programs, including $1.2 billion for "youths" up
to the age of 24

$1 billion for community-development block grants

$4.2 billion for "neighborhood stabilization activities"

$650 million for digital-TV coupons; $90 million to educate "vulnerable

The stimulus package's tax provisions are poorly designed and should be
replaced with something closer to what the Republican Study Committee in the
House has proposed. Obama would extend some of the business tax credits
included in the stimulus bill Congress passed about a year ago, and this is
good as far as it goes. The RSC plan, however, also calls for a cut in the
corporate-tax rate that could be expected to boost wages, lower prices, and
increase profits, stimulating economic activity across the board.

The RSC plan also calls for a 5 percent across-the-board income-tax cut,
which would increase productivity by providing additional incentives to
save, work, and invest. An across-the-board payroll-tax cut might make even
more sense, especially for low- to middle-income workers who don't make
enough to pay income taxes. Obama's "Making Work Pay" tax credit is aimed at
helping these workers, but it uses a rebate check instead of a rate cut.
Rebate checks are not effective stimulus, as we discovered last spring: They
might boost consumption, a little, but that's all they do.
Finally, the RSC proposal provides direct tax relief to strapped families by
expanding the child tax credit, reducing taxes on parents' investment in the
next generation of taxpayers. Obama's expansion of the child tax credit is
not nearly as ambitious. Overall, his plan adds up to a lot of forgone
revenue without much stimulus to show for it. Senators should push for the
tax relief to be better designed.


$15 billion for business-loss carry-backs

$145 billion for "Making Work Pay" tax credits

$83 billion for the earned income credit

Even as their budgets were growing robustly during the Bush administration,
many federal agencies couldn't find the money to keep up with repairs-at
least that's the conclusion one is forced to draw from looking at the
stimulus bill. Apparently the entire capital is a shambles. Congress has
already removed $200 million to fix up the National Mall after word of that
provision leaked out and attracted scorn. But one fixture of the mall-the
Smithsonian-dodged the ax: It's slated to receive $150 million for

The stimulus package is packed with approximately $7 billion worth of
federal building projects, including $34 million to fix up the Commerce
Department, $500 million for improvements to National Institutes of Health
facilities, and $44 million for repairs at the Department of Agriculture.
The Agriculture Department would also get $350 million for new computers-the
better to calculate all the new farm subsidies in the bill (see "Pure pork"

One theme in this bill is superfluous spending items coated with green sugar
to make them more palatable. Both NASA and NOAA come in for appropriations
that properly belong in the regular budget, but this spending apparently
qualifies for the stimulus bill because part of the money from each
allocation is reserved for climate-change research. For instance, the bill
grants NASA $450 million, but it states that the agency must spend at least
$200 million on "climate-research missions," which raises the question: Is
there global warming in space?

The bottom line is that there is a way to fund government agencies, and that
is the federal budget, not an "emergency" stimulus package. As Riedl puts
it, "Amount allocated to the Census Bureau? $1 billion. Jobs created? None."


$150 million for the Smithsonian

$34 million to renovate the Department of Commerce headquarters

$500 million for improvement projects for National Institutes of Health

$44 million for repairs to Department of Agriculture headquarters

$350 million for Agriculture Department computers

$88 million to help move the Public Health Service into a new building

$448 million for constructing a new Homeland Security Department

$600 million to convert the federal auto fleet to hybrids

$450 million for NASA (carve-out for "climate-research missions")

$600 million for NOAA (carve-out for "climate modeling")

$1 billion for the Census Bureau

A big chunk of the stimulus package is designed not to create wealth but to
spread it around. It contains $89 billion in Medicaid extensions and $36
billion in expanded unemployment benefits-and this is in addition to the
state-budget bailout (see "Rewarding state irresponsibility" below).

The Medicaid extension is structured as a temporary increase in the federal
match, but make no mistake: Like many spending increases in the stimulus
package, this one has a good chance of becoming permanent. As for extending
unemployment benefits through the downturn, it might be a good idea for
other reasons, but it wouldn't stimulate economic growth: It would provide
an incentive for job-seekers to delay reentry into the workforce.


$89 billion for Medicaid

$30 billion for COBRA insurance extension

$36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits

$20 billion for food stamps

The problem with trying to spend $1 trillion quickly is that you end up
wasting a lot of it. Take, for instance, the proposed $4.5 billion addition
to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget. Not only does this effectively
double the Corps' budget overnight, but it adds to the Corps' $3.2 billion
unobligated balance-money that has been appropriated, but that the Corps has
not yet figured out how to spend. Keep in mind, this is an agency that is
often criticized for wasting taxpayers' money. "They cannot spend that money
wisely," says Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense. "I don't even think
they can spend that much money unwisely."

Speaking of spending money unwisely, the stimulus bill adds another $850
million for Amtrak, the railroad that can't turn a profit. There's also $1.7
billion for "critical deferred maintenance needs" in the National Park
System, and $55 million for the preservation of historic landmarks. Also,
the U.S. Coast Guard needs $87 million for a polar icebreaking ship-maybe
global warming isn't working fast enough.

It should come as no surprise that rural communities-those parts of the
nation that were hardest hit by rampant real-estate speculation and the
collapse of the investment-banking industry-are in dire need of an
additional $7.6 billion for "advancement programs." Congress passed a $300
billion farm bill last year, but apparently that wasn't enough. This bill
provides additional subsidies for farmers, including $150 million for
producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish.


$4.5 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

$850 million for Amtrak

$87 million for a polar icebreaking ship

$1.7 billion for the National Park System

$55 million for Historic Preservation Fund

$7.6 billion for "rural community advancement programs"

$150 million for agricultural-commodity purchases

$150 million for "producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish"

Open up the section of the stimulus devoted to renewable energy and what you
find is anti-stimulus: billions of dollars allocated to money-losing
technologies that have not proven cost-efficient despite decades of
government support. "Green energy" is not a new idea, Riedl points out. The
government has poured billions into loan-guarantees and subsidies and has
even mandated the use of ethanol in gasoline, to no avail. "It is the
triumph of hope over experience," he says, "to think that the next $20
billion will magically transform the economy."

Many of the renewable-energy projects in the stimulus bill are duplicative.
It sets aside $3.5 billion for energy efficiency and conservation block
grants, and $3.4 billion for the State Energy Program. What's the
difference? Well, energy efficiency and conservation block grants "assist
eligible entities in implementing energy efficiency and conservation
strategies," while the State Energy Program "provides funding to states to
design and carry out their own energy efficiency and renewable energy

While some programs would spend lavishly on technologies that are proven
failures, others would spend too little to make a difference. The stimulus
would spend $4.5 billion to modernize the nation's electricity grid. But as
Robert Samuelson has pointed out, "An industry study in 2004-surely
outdated-put the price tag of modernizing the grid at $165 billion." Most
important, the stimulus bill is not the place to make these changes. There
is a regular authorization process for energy spending; Obama is just trying
to take a shortcut around it.


$2 billion for renewable-energy research ($400 million for global-warming

$2 billion for a "clean coal" power plant in Illinois

$6.2 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program

$3.5 billion for energy-efficiency and conservation block grants

$3.4 billion for the State Energy Program

$200 million for state and local electric-transport projects

$300 million for energy-efficient-appliance rebate programs

$400 million for hybrid cars for state and local governments

$1 billion for the manufacturing of advanced batteries

$1.5 billion for green-technology loan guarantees

$8 billion for innovative-technology loan-guarantee program

$2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects

$4.5 billion for electricity grid

One of the ugliest aspects of the stimulus package is a bailout for
spendthrift state legislatures. Remember the old fable about the ant and the
grasshopper? In Aesop's version, the happy-go-lucky grasshopper realizes the
error of his ways when winter comes and he goes hungry while the industrious
ant lives on his stores. In Obama's version, the federal government levies a
tax on the ant and redistributes his wealth to the party-hearty grasshopper,
who just happens to belong to a government-employees' union. This happens
through something called the "State Fiscal Stabilization Fund," by which
taxpayers in the states that have exercised financial discipline are raided
to subsidize Democratic-leaning Electoral College powerhouses-e.g.,
California-that have spent their way into big trouble.

The state-bailout fund has a built-in provision to channel the money to the
Democrats' most reliable group of campaign donors: the teachers' unions. The
current bill requires that a fixed percentage of the bailout money go toward
ensuring that school budgets are not reduced below 2006 levels. Given that
the fastest-growing segment of public-school expense is administrators'
salaries-not teachers' pay, not direct spending on classroom learning-this
is a requirement that has almost nothing to do with ensuring high-quality
education and everything to do with ensuring that the school bureaucracy
continues to be a cash cow for Democrats.

Setting aside this obvious sop to Democratic constituencies, the State
Fiscal Stabilization Fund is problematic in that it creates a moral hazard
by punishing the thrifty to subsidize the extravagant. California, which has
suffered the fiscal one-two punch of a liberal, populist Republican governor
and a spendthrift Democratic legislature, is in the worst shape, but even
this fiduciary felon would have only to scale back spending to Gray
Davis-era levels to eliminate its looming deficit. (The Davis years are not
remembered as being especially austere.) Pennsylvania is looking to offload
much of its bloated corrections-system budget onto Uncle Sam in order to
shunt funds to Gov. Ed Rendell's allies at the county-government level, who
will use that largesse to put off making hard budgetary calls and necessary
reforms. Alaska is looking for a billion bucks, including $630 million for
transportation projects-not a great sign for the state that brought us the
"Bridge to Nowhere" fiasco.

Other features leap out: Of the $4 billion set aside for the Community
Oriented Policing Services-COPS-program, half is allocated for communities
of fewer than 150,000 people. That's $2 billion to fight nonexistent crime
waves in places like Frog Suck, Wyo., and Hoople, N.D.

The great French economist Frédéric Bastiat called politics "the great
fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of
everybody else." But who pays for the state bailout? Savers will pay to bail
out spenders, and future generations will pay to bail out the undisciplined

In sum, this is an $80 billion boondoggle that is going to reward the
irresponsible and help state governments evade a needed reordering of their
financial priorities. And the money has to come from somewhere: At best,
we're just shifting money around from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, robbing
a relatively prudent Cheyenne to pay an incontinent Albany. If we want more
ants and fewer grasshoppers, let the prodigal governors get a little hungry.


$79 billion for State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ronald Reagan's birthday!

February is the month we mark great Presidents like Washington, Lincoln and Reagan.  Today you may hear about some of his accomplishments on the news. What you won't hear about President Reagan is he stood up for the unborn.

Just days ago, Barack Obama reversed a pro-life policy started by President Reagan that kept U.S. tax dollars from supporting abortion overseas.

To remember President Reagan and his pro-life legacy The California ProLife Council as embarked on a Reagan Project.  Ronald Reagan is the only President to publish a book while in office. 

That book, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, has gone out of print...but with the prodding of Judge William Clark, former chief of staff to Governor Reagan, former National Security Advisor and Secretary of the Interior, we have re-issued the work by President Reagan.  Judge Clark, whom Edmund Morris, the official Reagan biographer, has called the "man spiritually closest to Ronald Reagan," has added his own essay to the President's.

In addition, Dr. Wanda Franz, President of the National Right to Life Committee, has presented an essay on the significance of the Reagan Administration. 

And California ProLife's own Brian Johnston explains the significance of Ronald Reagan's commitment to Life as it has been reflected in all just governments throughout history. The right to life is not a new idea. 

We want Ronald Reagan's message to be remembered, and we want to help restore the policies he advocated. 

We have received numerous requests for this work, but wanted to make sure you had a chance to get one, while supplies last.  Please call 1-800-924-2490 to order your copy now! 


California ProLife Council (CPLC) ( is the largest statewide organization in California solely dedicated to pro-life issues. CPLC is a non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization of pro-life groups and individuals in California dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of our society- respect for LIFE itself.  We seek to educate our community in regard to abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide, to identify and organize the pro-life population of the state into an effective team, and to restore respect for human life to public policy.  California ProLife Council is the California affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, Inc. (

Today is the birthday of Ronald Reagan!

Today we should all reflect on the anniversary of the birthday of a great and courageous man, the 4oth president of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan and where our country is now.

I remember being asked the question, if you could meet anyone famous, living or dead, who would you want to meet? For me, after Jesus Christ, it would be Ronald Reagan. What an amazing and fascinating man. I was a mere little girl when he was president so naturally, I didn't understand then what I do now, but I do remember watching him on TV and seeing the pride in people's eyes as they listened to him speak. I remember hearing him talk and somehow feeling safe. He had a strong, Godly presence about him. What I would give to have a man like him leading our nation. I can't help but think, what he would say about the immoral man we now have elected as president.

I remember the first time I heard Obama speak. It was about a year before he even announced his run for president. I remember feeling that something was just not right about this man. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I knew I could not trust him and did not believe that he was sincere. There was something eerie about him. Then a year later as he ran for president I began to learn the truth about this man and realized how evil he really was. I know many, many people (people who may have even voted for him) deep down inside sensed that something was just not right, but instead of asking why they just pushed that feeling aside and pretended that Obama is who he says he is and he will make all things right. This election proved that courage is in short supply these days.
Thankfully, Ronald Reagan modeled what true courage was and it changed a nation and an entire world! He proved that one man, led by God and full of faith and courage, could move mountains and tear down walls, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Contrary to Obama, Ronald Reagan had integrity as he stood up for truth and righteousness not caring about being liked by everyone. Ronald Reagan said what he meant and meant what he said no matter who was listening. On the other hand, Obama's speeches are full of double talk. While campaigning, Obama would cater his speeches to fit the audience to whom he was speaking to that day.

Ronald Reagan faced evil head on and called it what it was. He hoped for the day when the evil of communism would be no more. Now we have Obama leading us closer and closer into socialism, a big step toward communism. Would Ronald Reagan now even recognize the country he once led?

Ronald Reagan protected the unborn, unlike Obama who is the best friend the abortion industry has ever had. "Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born."~Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan believed in smaller government, less taxes, and more freedom for the people. He reminded America what it was to believe and dream for a better tomorrow yet to come! He knew that for our nation to be great the government had to get out of the way and let ideas and innovation grow and prosper. "Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States" ~Ronald Reagan

What would Ronald Reagan think of all these government bailouts and so-called "stimulus" bills? In the end, these government handouts and interference solve nothing, create more problems and stifle creativity and ingenuity.
"Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself" ~Ronald Reagan

The differences between the birthday boy and Obama are innumerable.
An underlying theme in Ronald Reagan's life was courage, integrity, and morality. Those are character traits not to be found in Obama. It all boils down to the fact that Ronald Reagan was a true man of God, whereas Obama is a true enemy of God. History has proven that Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents of all time. One day, history will tell the opposite of Barack Obama, just read the writing on the wall. "To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will."~Ronald Reagan

As I watch Obama bow down to Islam, support the murder of babies worldwide and defile the sanctity of marriage, encourage the dependence of the people on the government, looking to silence those who speak out against him, being blase about terrorist threats, closing down a prison that holds American murderers, reward corporate irresponsibility, etc., etc., I see the the slow destruction of this great nation. I am then reminded of the words of Ronald Reagan when he said:
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
Ronald Reagan, (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004)
40th president of the United States of America
So where do we go from here? In the words of Ronald Reagan, "They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."

May God show mercy on our nation and help us all. May he help us all realize that unless we soften our hearts to him and follow him we will lose our very lives. "For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." Matthew 16:25 May we all have the courage, even in the face of great opposition, to stand up and speak out for truth and righteousness and care more about offending God than about offending man. Amen.
May God Bless you always, Marisela

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stimulus in, Christians out !!

Obama's stimulus plan means that the nation goes into further debt by one TRILLION dollars, ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!! But even worse and very scary is that hidden in the stimulus bill is frightening legislation that affects all faith-based activities and church programs such as, but not limited to children's Sunday school school classes, bible studies, worship services, etc. Basically, all things Christian get booted out or LOSE FUNDING!! Obama is cunning, conniving, and deceitful! Is THIS the kind of "Change we can believe in?" --Marisela

The administration's economic stimulus bill needs a fix to avoid a courtroom confrontation.

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice, tells OneNewsNow there is a provision of the act that actually allows for funds to be given by the federal government in the form of grants for renovation of existing colleges and universities.

"But when you read a little bit further into this legislation, there's a specific prohibition on two things," the attorney explains. "One, if the university itself is a religiously based or faith-based institution, it does not qualify. And if the facility that is being renovated allows religious worship to take place, it also does not qualify."

Specifically, the provision reads that stimulus funds may not be used for "modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities -- (i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or (ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission."

Under that provision, according to Sekulow, many schools would bar on-campus worship or even Bible study because it will put federal funding in jeopardy. That, he says, should raise a warning flag in a federal courthouse.

Jay Sekulow (Amer. Ctr. for Law & Policy)"It is unconstitutional -- and while I'm prepared to challenge it in court, and we're already working on a possibility, it really needs to be handled in the legislation," the ACLJ leader suggests. "That needs to be job one...remove this provision and get it out of the legislation."

Sekulow states that a "troubling pattern" is developing regarding the use of taxpayer money -- and that this provision is the latest example. He contrasts it with the new administration's swift move to make federal funds available for abortion-providers overseas.

"There is a priority problem in Washington," he says in a press release. "This is not what 'economic stimulus' is about. We know that the American people don't want their tax dollars used for discriminatory measures. That's why this provision must be removed now."

The attorney says if the discriminatory provision is not removed from the stimulus package and is approved and signed into law, the ACLJ will challenge it in federal court.

Stimulation of discrimination?
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, agrees that the "anti-faith" language of the provision will censor and force people of faith from the public square.

"In order to receive stimulus money our public schools will have to expel after-school Bible clubs and weekend religious meetings," says the Christian attorney. "People who want to speak about their faith will be unwelcome in public places."

He adds that President Obama's idea of faith-based initiatives apparently is to "remove faith from all initiatives."


Rev. Lou Sheldon, from Traditional Values Coalition

explains how buried in the rubble of President Obama’s $1 trillion monstrous pork/stimulus plan is a section that bans Christian Bible studies, worship services and other religious activities from many public education buildings!

All of this is found in the “greening” (supposedly to help the environment) of our nation’s school section of the bill and to the tune of at least of $3,500,000,000. The greening funds are to be used for the “modernization, renovation or repair” of higher education facilities, but prohibit the repairs where religious activities or services may be conducted.

The economic crisis is being used as a pretext to curb religious liberty at institutions of higher learning.

The ultimate impact will be to drive religious activities out of public education altogether. If higher education institutions worry about not getting part of this federal grab bag, they’ll simply eject religious activities from their campuses so they can easily get the money.

Andrea Lafferty, TVC Executive Director is leading the fight to address this aggressive anti-Christian section in the bill. We have met with staff, organized conference calls and spent days alerting key Senators and staff to this dangerous section. We are on Capitol Hill fighting for you.

We must not let them take away our precious rights which are currently in danger. America’s current leadership seems to have lost their moral compass.

We know these are difficult financial times. But as you can see, it is vital that we remain here at the nation’s Capitol. Your religious freedoms are in grave jeopardy and we remain vigilant in protecting them for you and your family.

We need your immediate financial help today. In addition, would you please consider a regular monthly donation to Traditional Values Coalition and our efforts to safeguard your freedoms. To make a donation, click here.

This is just the beginning of the aggressive anti-Christian discrimination that we will face over the next four years. As you know, Traditional Values Coalition has led the fight over Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and so-called hate crimes bill for the last decade. When the hate crimes vote took place last Congress, we were able--with your help--to apply enough pressure that some Members of Congress actually switched their votes. And, it was when TVC gave greater visibility to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) definition of the utterly bizarre 30 Sexual Orientations that the ENDA was derailed in the Congress. So we pray we can also defeat this.

The language in the Obama Stimulus bill (S.336, Section 803, pg 164) says:

No funds awarded under this section may be used for …

(C) modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities—

(i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or

(ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission; or

(D) construction of new facilities.

As you can see this prohibits any private or religious school from receiving any funding under this bill, in addition to removing religious expression in public buildings.

This should be called the ACLU Full Employment Act since it will be a boon for their anti-Christian litigation. The ACLU will work to sniff out Christian activities such as Bible studies or religious services. Unless the schools banish religious activity on campus, the ACLU will surely sue these institutions for daring to allow these newly “greened” buildings to be used for religious purposes.

If this aggressive anti-Christian bigotry is allowed to remain in the bill, I predict it will soon be in the K-12 sections of this and other school funding bills. That will mean that churches can no longer meet in schools on Sundays, as well as, boy scouts and student Bible study groups.

This new administration and its secularist allies in Congress don’t accept the First Amendment’s protections of religious activity even as they cite the First Amendment to defend all sorts of bizarre and offensive speech and art.

The entire package should be rejected by the Senate. It is pork, not stimulus – and most Americans understand this.

We need your donation today so that Traditional Values Coalition can remain your vigilant watchman. To support Traditional Values Coalition today just click here.

Your voice at the Capitol,
Rev. Lou Sheldon

PS- What does $1 trillion equal?

$1 bills stacked one-third of the way to the moon or 68,000 miles into space

Gov't takes over, Obama apologizes

By: Star Parker 

Star Parker ( is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education and author of three books.

The Obama administration, completing its first full week, wasted no time getting priorities in order. First, issue formal apologies to the world, and then begin advancing massive, intrusive government at home.

 The president chose Arab television, Al Arabiya, to give his first sit-down interview. He took the opportunity to confirm the long held Arab view that the real problem is America and President Obama apologized on our behalf. 

"...America was not born as a colonial power," he told the Arab viewing audience -- implying we are now. And he regretfully confessed that "We sometimes make mistakes. We are not perfect."
Sorry, but weren't we the ones who were attacked? Do we not stand in long lines and disrobe in airports because of them? Does anyone recall anywhere, anytime hearing apologies from any Arab or Muslim leader?
At the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the president's confidant and advisor Valery Jarrett continued with apologies -- this time to the world's business and political movers and shakers.
Ms. Jarrett told the crowd that this economic crisis did not occur by "happenstance" but is the result of our "profound irresponsibility."
And the Europeans, Asians, and Russians couldn't have agreed more.
"Chinese and Russian leaders blamed a free-wheeling U.S. financial system as the source of the global economic crisis," according to the Wall Street Journal.
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barraso proclaimed confidently that "President Obama is moving toward a European-style model."
Our new president is a man of action as well as a man of words, so while he and his staff apologized to the world for who we have been, he began the task at home to make us a different country.
Under the pretense of economic stimulus, the president began in earnest his work to nationalize the American economy.
He lobbied all week for a pork-laden spending bill that, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will add another trillion dollars to our national debt, which is rapidly becoming as large as our gross domestic product -- the value of all goods and services that Americans produce in one year.
We should be thinking about King Solomon's words in Ecclesiastes that there is "nothing new under the sun."
Nowhere -- anytime or anyplace -- has economic growth and prosperity been created by government taking the money of its own citizens and spending it as it sees fit.
Now, we go beyond taking it from our own citizens and we're taking it from the children and grandchildren of our own citizens.
Aside from the pure waste, government spending for "stimulus" and bailouts prevents and discourages the real adjustments that need to take place.
In an interview last December, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen pointed out that tough and lean times are exactly the environment that produces innovation. According to the professor, "...if you give people a lot of money, it gives them the privilege of pursuing the wrong strategy for a very long time. In an environment where you've got to push innovations out the door fast and keep the cost of innovation low, the probability that you'll be successful is actually much higher."
It's exactly this kind of innovation that we need. And it's exactly what we will not get as we pour trillions of debt-ridden government money -- obligations made on us taxpayers -- into the economy.
Sure, there will be beneficiaries. But they're all in Washington or getting money directly from Washington.
At $3.2 billion, lobbying expenditures in 2008 were up 14 percent over 2007. Of the nation's major metropolitan areas of more than one million, Washington has the second-lowest unemployment rate in the country. And its average household income is almost 50 percent above the nation's average.
If and when Barack Obama stops genuflecting before an unfree world and remembers that America is about freedom, perhaps our recovery will start.

Obama: The endless honeymoon?

By: Larry Elder Larry Elder is a syndicated radio talk-show host and best-selling author. His latest book, "Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card -- and Lose," is available now.

"When," someone recently asked me, "does President Obama's media 'honeymoon' period end?"
Answer: It won't.
Oh, sure, every relationship experiences peaks and valleys. But the "mainstream media" wanted Obama to win, and helped him do so. If Obama were a stock, the media would be "fully invested."

 During the Bush administration, we saw many "Big Stories" of "Bad Actions." Let's liken these stories to crimes. If Bush committed no crime, they reported an infraction. If he committed an infraction, they reported a misdemeanor. If he committed a misdemeanor, they reported a felony. If he committed a felony, they reported a capital offense. With Obama, the media reverse the procedure. Any future capital offense will get reported as a regular felony, a felony as a misdemeanor and so forth. 

Obama's inauguration showed the double standard on full display. The final tally for all the expenses won't be out for a few months, but clearly the cost of Obama's inauguration meets or exceeds Bush's four years ago, even adjusted for inflation. And expect a higher price for security, in large part because about 400,000 people attended Bush's last inauguration versus Obama's 1.5 million to 1.8 million. Obama's inaugural committee budgeted about $45 million for the fun stuff -- such as balls and concerts and parades -- with taxpayers putting up $49 million more, and local jurisdictions are asking federal taxpayers for another $75 million to cover their costs.
But back in 2005, when Bush's second inaugural costs (excluding security) reached $42 million, the media attacked. Unseemly! Exorbitant! Extravagant! How can Bush justify the spending during wartime? Not only does the country remain at war, but our country now suffers a serious recession.
So what do the mainstream media say about Obama's inaugural "extravagance"? Virtually nothing. One Associated Press article, headlined "For inaugural balls, go for glitz, forget economy," opened with this lead: "So you're attending an inaugural ball saluting the historic election of Barack Obama in the worst economic climate in three generations. Can you get away with glitzing it up and still be appropriate, not to mention comfortable and financially viable? To quote the man of the hour: Yes, you can. Veteran ballgoers say you should. And fashionistas insist that you must." Four years ago, an Associated Press article that attacked Bush's "extravagant" inauguration listed things $40 million could buy -- from Humvees to vaccinations.
Here are just a few examples -- from the new president's first few days -- that caught little flak from the media:

Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary. When now-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner worked for the International Monetary Fund, the IMF informed all employees -- in writing -- that they owed payroll tax. They actually increase their compensation with an allowance to offset the taxes. Geithner took the money but failed to pay the $34,000 in taxes. He called it an honest "mistake."
Obama restricts lobbyists. Obama announced "tough" new ethics rules to restrict lobbyists from jobs in his administration. The President then granted a "waiver" for deputy secretary of defense nominee William Lynn, a former Raytheon lobbyist. So the anti-lobbyist ethics rules apply -- until they don't. Oh.
Obama ends "torture." Obama announced the end to "torture" and restricts the methods of questioning terrorist detainees to the 19 psychological techniques set out in the Army Field Manual. The manual prohibits threats, force and physical contact, including waterboarding. But wait. Obama intends to set up a special task force to determine the adequacy of the Army manual and to recommend "additional or different guidance for other departments or agencies." So Obama intends to restrict the methods of interrogation, unless and until he doesn't want to restrict them. And Obama's choice for national intelligence director, retired Adm. Dennis Blair, refused to say during his confirmation hearings whether he considers waterboarding "torture." Oh.
Obama closes Gitmo. Obama fulfilled a campaign promise and signed an executive order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. He says the process will take about a year. Bush, by the way, wanted to close Gitmo, too (as did Republican presidential candidate John McCain), but ran into the same challenges that now face Obama. Where will the detainees go, reporters asked Obama. What kind of legal procedures apply? Will he transfer any of the detainees to American soil? If so, how would that affect their legal status? What about the Pentagon's claim that 61 prisoners released from Gitmo have returned to extremist activities and battlefields?
What about Gitmo detainees like Said Ali al-Shihri, whom we released to Saudi Arabia? After "anti-jihad re-indoctrination," the Saudi government considered him rehabilitated and released him. Authorities now call him al-Qaida's No. 2 guy in Yemen. What about these questions, Mr. President? Well, we'll get to them.

The major news media saw former President George W. Bush as a villain and themselves as sheriff. Obama, on the other hand, enjoys their support. To the news media, Obama represents a combination of Martin Luther King, Gandhi and rock star. They will downplay errors, explain away mistakes, and -- if efforts fail to achieve the desired results -- they can always blame Bush.

Same-sex 'marriage' - validation, not commitment

One of the lesbian couples that sued and won the right to marriage in Massachusetts has filed for divorce.

Julie and Hillary Goodridge were one of seven pairs involved in the lawsuit, and were one of the first to marry when it became legal in 2004. But in 2006 they separated. Divorce papers were filed last week.

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel is not surprised. He contends such types of relationships are short-lived.

Matt Staver"In fact, even in male-male relationships there is a general philosophy among same-sex relationships that they are open relationships -- which means that even if they live under the same roof, they have affairs frequently and often with many other partners throughout their lives," he points out.

Staver predicts that homosexual divorce will be commonplace because homosexuals only want marriage simply to validate their "abnormal and aberrant lifestyle."

"What we see in Massachusetts is the future of same-sex marriage," says the attorney. "They simply want same-sex marriage -- not to have long-lasting, committed relationships, as they often like to say to the media...."

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 2/5/2009

Homosexuality & the laws of moral physics

Matt Barber ( is director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel and associate dean with Liberty University School of Law.

It makes front page news when conservative elected officials are accused of selling-out to monolithic corporate lobbies like "Big Oil" or "Big Tobacco."  Yet the media rarely take notice when liberal politicians toe the line for extreme ideological special interests.
Case in point: Within minutes after swearing in, President Obama had the White House website updated to declare his unconditional support for every demand of the politically powerful and very well-funded homosexual lobby (a.k.a., "Big Homo"). By announcing to the world his pro-"gay" agenda, Obama has thrown gasoline on smoldering culture war embers, generating a firestorm of controversy.

 But amid the heated national debate over both religious liberty versus newfangled "gay rights" and the sanctity of natural marriage versus so-called "same-sex marriage," something occurred to me. Either homosexual behavior is sexual immorality or there is simply no such thing as sexual immorality -- period.

 I know -- pretty black and white, right? Evangelical Christians are habitually accused by the left of being too "black or white" on most of the highly polarizing moral issues which affect public policy and shape our larger culture. And so, in an effort to marginalize the so-called "religious right" and diminish its influence in society, evangelicals are pejoratively stamped "fundamentalist" by those who fancy themselves among the enlightened and view the world, instead, through delightfully murky and accountability-free shades of gray.
But despite the best efforts of "gay" activists, secular humanists, and religious leftists to muddy the moral waters, absolute truth -- like a nautical buoy pulled below with rotting rope -- has a way of heaving to the surface with a profound splash once the tenuous line snaps. It's a matter of moral physics.
Of course, "fundamental" simply means "basic" or "important." Hardly negative features from where I stand. In fact, it really is fundamental, isn't it? I mean, either the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God, as maintained throughout both the Old and New Testaments, or it's just a nifty old text full of creative tales and loose philosophies no more relevant to our daily lives than a Tony Robbins self-help book.
If it's the latter, then today's liberal elites have it right. The Bible should be taken with a grain of salt, enjoyed simply for its literary and historical value, or ignored altogether. However, if it's the former -- if the Bible really is the inerrant, inspired Word of God as it purports to be -- then wouldn't it be in the best interest of every man, woman and child to pay close attention to what it has to say? Shouldn't we make every effort to live life according to its express principles for our own sake and for the sake of others?
So, what does the Bible have to say about human sexuality? Specifically, what does Scripture say about homosexuality?
Again, it's fundamental. Homosexual behavior, like adultery, fornication, incest and bestiality is, under no uncertain terms, classified as sexual immorality in both the Old and New Testaments. The historical and biblical records are unequivocal. In order to reach a contrary conclusion, people like President Obama, who rationalize that the Bible somehow affirms homosexual behavior -- or at least remains neutral on the subject -- are forced to cast aside any pretense of intellectual honesty and engage in gold-medal mental gymnastics.
So, for the sake of national unity, let's clear up any confusion about marriage and sexual immorality once and for all, shall we? And afterward, I expect all you leftists who've been badmouthing us "fundamentalists" to apologize, 'kay?
First of all it was God, not Jerry Falwell, who both created and defined the institution of marriage. Conversely, it's pro-homosexual extremists who wish to radically redefine it. In fact, Christ, in His own words, reaffirmed the true definition of marriage, saying, "Haven't you read that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." (Matthew 19:4-6 NIV).
Evidently, Christ failed to clear His marriage definition with Barack Obama and Big Homo. Notice that -- rather conspicuously -- He did not say: "At the beginning the Creator made them gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT). For this reason a male, female or shemale will leave his, her or whatchahoozie's father and mother, father and father or mother and mother and be united to his or her wife -- and/or husband -- and the two or more will become one flesh. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Despite fairly successful attempts by self-described "gay" activists to equate behaviorally driven "gayness" to immutable and neutrally defined qualities such as race and gender, the reality is that being "gay" has absolutely nothing to do with what someone is, and has everything to do with what someone does.
It's all about feelings and behaviors. Behaviors that every major world religion, thousands of years of history, and uncompromising human biology have universally rejected as both immoral and destructive.
Just a few examples: Leviticus 18:22 commands us, rather unambiguously, "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable."
Romans 1:26-27 warns, "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."
Christ's Apostle Paul rhetorically asked in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
Fortunately, as untold thousands of ex-"gays" can attest, God's Word also offers hope and freedom from the homosexual lifestyle. 1 Corinthians 6:11, says, "And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
To the delight of truth seekers -- and to the consternation of "gay" activists everywhere -- the mere existence of ex-"gays" brings the biologically incongruous and politically motivated "born that way" house of cards crashing down. It further undermines Big Homo's already frail justification for demanding special rights based on aberrant sexual behaviors. That's why ex-"gays" are so hated by the left and so viciously maligned by homosexual activists.
So, again, President Obama, as a self-professed Christian, needs to be reminded that either homosexual behavior is sexual immorality or there is simply no such thing as sexual immorality. If the homosexual lifestyle is just another "sexual orientation," then what possible justification can there be for opposing other biblically condemned "sexual orientations" like fornication, adultery, polygamy, incest, pedophilia or bestiality? If one is moral, all are moral. Then again, if one is immoral, all are immoral.
This means that "gay affirming" churches, which engage in what I call "a la carte Christianity" (take what you like, leave what you don't) are really just "sin affirming" churches. And "gay friendly" politicians, like Barack Obama, who push an anti-Christian homosexual agenda, are really just "immorality friendly" politicians.
It really is that black and white -- that fundamental. We're either with God on sexual morality, or against Him. We just can't have it both ways.

Aint that the truth!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Yes, Rush, I hope Obama Fails, too!

The article below says it all just perfectly! I truly do hope Obama fails! Yes, I know that sounds mean, and un-christian, but is it? Let's think logically here-- if a thief were to try to steal your car would you want him to fail or succeed? What if someone wanted to hurt you or your family's well-being? Of course you would want him to fail! If a thief tries to take what is mine and my family's --I hope he fails. If a murderer tries to kill me, I hope he fails miserably. If someone tries to bring harm upon my children, I passionately hope they fail and fail big! Is that mean? Obviously not! That's common sense to NOT want anyone who wants to bring you harm to succeed! Right?

What if someone wants to create and enforce policies that actually murder innocent babies around the world---who in their right mind would want THAT person to succeed? Hmm, doesn't Obama support abortion worldwide paid for by American tax dollars? Yes and BarryO (obama) also supports the horrendous act of partial-birth abortion. Google it and you can see how very extreme BarryO is in support of abortion.

Now, would you want someone to succeed if their success meant the end of this great nation as we have known it? To desire the success of a man whose policies would bring greater harm to our country IS un-American and unpatriotic!! period! So, I stand alongside the author below and Rush Limbaugh BECAUSE I love my country, my God and my fellow Americans and so I hope Obama fails and FAILS BIG!! --Marisela

Yes, Rush, I hope Obama Fails, too

We are not children who are to just play "follow the leader" unquestioningly. We must first ascertain where the leader is leading. Is it toward the promised land or into an abyss?

By: Selwyn Duke

Ever since President Obama (PBUH) dropped Rush Limbaugh´s name recently, the talk-show host has figured prominently in the news. And now he is being attacked by the mainstream press – and truly odious entities such as MoveOn.borg – for saying that he wants Obama (PBUH) to fail. It is being portrayed as an un-American sentiment by those great patriots on the left.

I actually agree with Limbaugh wholeheartedly. I also want Obama (PBUH) to fail – abjectly,miserably, completely – and visibly. I may even pray for it.

Anyone on the left who takes issue with this is either ignorant or a liar – and probably a hypocrite as well. I will explain.

To say it´s always unpatriotic to hope for the failure of your leader is illogical. It presupposes that a leader´s success is synonymous with his nation´s success, but this simply cannot be true in all cases. After all, different leaders have different ideologies, and ideologies run the spectrum from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the ethereal to the evil. Thus, in the cases of leaders with fatally flawed ideologies, their nations´ success may rest on their failure.

I´m just stating the obvious. Only servile, cult-of-personality types confuse the leader with the country. Would we have called a German who wished for Hitler´s failure in 1934 unwise and unpatriotic? What about Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Saddam Hussein? Would it have been wrong to curse them with failure? On the contrary, even wishing that God would promptly liberate such people from the bounds of this material fold would be quite justifiable.

What I have just explained isn´t really that hard to figure out. And this is the reason why I said that those on the left who seize upon Limbaugh´s comment are either just playing political games or are supremely ignorant. And now we come to the reason why they also may be hypocrites.

The left absolutely hated George W. Bush. Their contempt for him was so profound and palpable that it was even given a name by psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer: Bush Derangement Syndrome. Now, most of the millions of leftists who despised the ex-president absolutely wanted him to fail; in fact, while they´re loath to admit it, they felt this way even when his success was synonymous with our nation´s (this even included the failure of the Iraq war). And "felt" is the operative word; they were governed by emotion and hated the man with a burning passion. Thus, they were more than miserably happy to wish for a descending tide that lowered all boats if it meant the U.S.S. George W. Bush would be sunk.

Oh, by the way, you leftists don´t have to bother denying it. You´re not nearly as sophisticated as you imagine and you´re really not that hard to read. The screeching, vicious lies, dripping venom, borne fangs and apoplexy sort of gave you away.

Besides, a few of the more honest leftists would even admit that they wanted Bush to fail. In fact, I seem to recall one man in particular (I don´t remember his name but he was a guest on the O´Reilly Factor) who even confessed that he wanted the Iraq war to go south. And his reasoning was exactly what I had propounded earlier. That is, he claimed to believe that Bush´s policies were so toxic that a greater good would be served by their failure. I was adamantly opposed to his ideology, of course; however, I did understand the principle in question. It is in no way moral to wish the president success in the pursuit of a policy that we know is damaging to the nation.

This brings me back to President Obama (PBUH). We are not children who are to just play "follow the leader" unquestioningly. We must first ascertain where the leader is leading. Is it toward the promised land or into an abyss? I know Obama (PBUH) to be a hard-core leftist – and perhaps a neo-Marxist. I know that his agenda could drive the last nail into America´ coffin and that it is a blow against all that is great and good. Thus, if I wished him success, it could only mean I hated my country, my fellow man, and God himself.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

When I will care and when I dont care

'Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to ourshores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since? Were people from all over the world, not brutallymurdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from the nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in theMiddle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan.

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents'in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and 'fed special' food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it, I don't care!!

Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The US Soldier
3. The British Soldier
4. The Canadian Soldier
5. The Australian Soldier

One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom.