Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Purity Of Truth at War With Blackness of Lies [Update]

This morning, I picked up John MacArthur's book "The Truth War." I have read the book several times and have previously written two blog posts about it. Here are the links:

Truth Means Nothing Apart From God

Fighting For Certainty in an Age of Deception

This time, I want to list the highlighted points within each chapter of the book and expand upon them; particularly as it relates to what we, as Conservative Biblically-based Christian Americans have seen, faced, and dealt with over the course of this last year under the Obama administration.

Rather than working on one extremely long post, my plan is to write several blog posts over the course of the next few days.

Before I begin with the first chapter, I want to share that the quote by C.H. Spurgeon in the preface of the book has special meaning to me, personally. It kind of sums up my original goal when I created this blog over five years ago.

In 2004, I attended my first blog conference at Biola University. One of the speakers asked members of his class what each of our goals will be in writing Christian-based blog material. I stated that I wanted to write discernment articles that include the gospel of Christ while exposing how politics, culture, education, the media, and apostate churches battle against the Word of God and the message of the gospel. I recall that the professor told me, "that would be an impossible endeavor."

Yet, here I am, five years later including all of the above with the discussions here at Talk Wisdom. I don't quite know why the professor thought that way. Perhaps he thought that I should limit myself to apologetics and not include any criticism of the world around us. Or, maybe he worried that any "politically incorrect" approach might turn individuals away from the Gospel message. (Been there, heard that - MANY TIMES - even by some fellow Christian believers.) Perhaps I should have asked him why he thought such an endeavor was "impossible." I didn't get the chance to ask him. The session ended abruptly because we were out of time and he was surrounded by bloggers asking many questions.

The following is the Spurgeon quote:

The Church of Christ is continually represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the establishment of peace, and its soldiers are men of a peaceful disposition. The spirit of war is at the extremely opposite point to the spirit of the gospel.

Yet nevertheless, the church on earth has, and until the second advent must be, the church militant, the church armed, the church warring, the church conquering. And how is this?

It is the very order of things that so it must be. Truth could not be truth in this world if it were not a warring thing, and we should at once suspect that it were not true if error were friends with it. The spotless purity of truth must always be at war with the blackness of heresy and lies.
- C.H. Spurgeon 1

1. Spurgeon, Charles, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, vol. 5 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1879), 41.

As the picture at the top of this post implies - sometimes the truth hurts! However, secular society's love affair for diversity (even at the expense of causing harm) and tolerance (today's code word for never offending anyone!) doesn't WANT to know any kind of truth that may initially hurt anyone (emotionally speaking).

However, common sense tells us to grab the arm of a child and pull it hard to prevent that child from running in the street in front of a speeding bus! The truth of the need for rescue may hurt the child physically at that moment in time, but the lie of freedom to do what would harm him/her if he/she ran in front of the bus can end up killing the child!

Such an illustration is even important when considering spiritual truth. These days, telling someone that their religion is not truth may hurt a person's feelings (at first), but the end result of them finding Jesus Christ and becoming a child of God through the biblical Gospel message brings eternal life that they would not have had without Him!

Spurgeon's ending line is quite the keeper! It sums it all up in one brilliant sentence!

The spotless purity of truth must always be at war with the blackness of heresy and lies.

Readers, please feel free to share any thoughts, questions, comments, opinions, criticisms, or compliments in the comment section!

1/3/10 Update:

I just discovered that American Prophet has included this post in that website's "News" items!


Comment there:

Note This is an award winning site and one of our best choices as well.

Of course, the excellent quotes from John MacArthur's book made the post possible! I am truly humbled and honored to have that post recognized by American Prophet - one of the best Christian sites on the web!

Thank you Rev. Michael Bresciani!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Obama's Foolish Statement: "Isolated Extremist??"

Do we even know why Obama waited three days before commenting on the airline terrorist attack? From what he said, it certainly didn't sound like he (or his cohorts) put much thought into his teleprompter statement yesterday. Can you believe that he had the gall to call this latest terrorist an "isolated extremist?" Is this guy just absolutely clueless, incompetent or both?

Last night, I decided to switch over to some other cable stations to see what was being reported about the attempted airline terrorist attack on Christmas Day. At the time I tuned in (9:00 or 10:00 p.m. PT), Keith Olberdummy's show was re-broadcasting his hate filled rhetoric against Sarah Palin and other conservatives. No surprise there. However, Anderson Cooper 360 had a female host subbing in and the show was very informative.

In one segment, three passengers described what they saw and experienced on the plane. I hope that I can find the video.

You can read details about the first couple interviewed at this link.

Apparently, they were seated on the floor right next to the ticket taker and witnessed the young Nigerian man and a "well-dressed" older (50-ish) Indian man speaking about a lack of a passport for the soon-to-be-terrorist attempted-bomber. They heard the entire conversation and watched as they were taken to see a superior at the airport. The next time the couple saw the Nigerian was when he tried to ignite his underwear bomb to blow up the plane.

Next, another woman described her experience on the plane and gave an additional detail that I had not heard before. She claimed that someone stood up and video-taped the capture of the terrorist.

Question. Where is this video? Is the person possibly holding out for the highest bidder?

What is intriguing about this incident is that if all went according to the evil plan, there would have been no eye-witnesses to attest to what really happened because they all would have been dead. Will the Indian, well-dressed man be tracked down?

Another question. Why did the young terrorist spill his guts about everything so willingly to the FBI? Was this a dry-run? A test run?

So many questions that need to be answered. I hope that the eye witness accounts aren't just swept under the rug. This administration has a bad habit of doing just that! How many corrupt and dangerous events have not been followed up on? Plenty! Go and view Glenn Beck program videos and count the unanswered questions!

Must reads:

All the posts at The Obama File

Another question. If Sarah Palin had been caught going to the beach after such an incident, do you think that the media would have made excuses for her as they did for Obama?

Answer: I doubt that she would have been spending $4,000 a night at a hotel during such a terrible economic time for the American people! She would have been in Washington doing her job!

Why does Obama always get a pass?

Here's The Obama File's answer:

ObamaMedia Provides Coverage And Excuses notes that Obama finally made a public statement about the terrorist attack on Flight 253 that occurred on Christmas Day. It was not remarkable in its content including statements such as "This was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland," and "We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable." What was interesting was the timing of the statement coming three days after the actual event and only after much criticism of Obama's silence on the matter. Perhaps most interesting of all was the way some in the liberal media combined objective news reporting with custom made excuses for Obama's latest misstep.

According to an article in The New York Times, "Mr. Obama’s remarks to reporters were the first public comments he has made since arriving here Thursday and the first since a Nigerian man tried to set off explosives aboard a flight approaching Detroit on Friday" -- completely factual and objectively stated.

Yet several lines later the same article states: "Until now, Mr. Obama had tried to strike a balance between signaling that he is on top of the situation and not drawing more attention to it than it already was generating. Each day since Friday, his staff accompanying him here in his home state put out statements indicating that the president was holding conference calls and requesting action of government agencies. But he declined for three days to address it in public himself, cognizant perhaps of warnings by some terrorism experts against elevating such incidents and by extension their authors."

How do these supposed journalists know that the president was attempting to strike such a balance? Not even the usual "sources requesting anonymity" are cited for this information. And is it a journalist's job to speculate what a world leader might "perhaps" be cognizant of?

As Obama proves time and again that he and his cronies are not up to the challenges they face, the media outlets that worked so hard to help get him elected are twisting their professional ethics beyond recognition in a desperate attempt to defend his missteps, mistakes and miscalculations. They are delivering not just the news but built-in excuses for those who are making that news.

Be sure not to miss The Obama File's post where Obama is quoted as STUPIDLY SAYING that the terrorist was an Isolated Extremist !

Joel Rosenberg's blog asks the important question: A DECADE OF RADICAL ISLAM: Will the West wake up to the threat in time?

If that isn't enough to put a chill up your spine, read this:

Al-Qaeda Press Release

The "Al Falojah" terrorist forum just posted a press release from "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula," (Yemen and Saudi Arabia), taking responsibility for the terrorist attempt on the Northwest flight to Detroit.

Beginning of the translation by FReeper J Veritas:

The Operation by Brother Moujahed Omar Al Farouq Al Nigiree As A Retaliation Against the American Aggression Against Yemen

By the grace of Allah the brother and Moujahed hero Omar Al Farouq performed a quality act on the board of an American plane, taking off from the city of the Dutch city of Amsterdam to American city of Detroit, during the celebrations of "Christmas" holidays on Friday, December 25, 2009. He overcame all their advanced technological devices and security barriers installed in world airports and he did it with courage, bravery, and no fear of death, relying on Allah, destroying the great myth of U.S. and international intelligence, showing its fragility, forcing its nose in the dirt, making what they spent in the development of security techniques grief to them.

The unity of faith and Islamic brotherhood prompted this young rich man from Nigerian roots, brother Moujahedd Omar Al Farouq to retaliate directly against the oppressive American aggression against the Arabian Peninsula, and by the grace of Allah through direct coordination with the moujahideen in the Arabian Peninsula after the brutal bombing using cluster bombs and cruise missiles launched from U.S. ships territories which occupy the Gulf of Aden against the proud Yemeni tribes in Abeen, Arhabm and finally in Shibuwa, and killing dozens of Muslim women and children and where entire families were killed, and these operations were a Yemeni-US-Saudi coordination as well as coordination with a number of neighboring countries.

The brothers Moujahideen in the manufacturing department were able to manufacture by the grace of Allah an explosive device with advanced technology that has been tested and proven effective and has been able to overcome detectors. Brother Umar was able to reach his target by the grace of Allah, but by Allah will technical error prevented a full explosion but we will continue the way Allah willing until we get what we want, and religion is all for Allah.

We call on every Muslim who are zealots for their religion and dogma to remove the infidels from the Arabian Peninsula, by killing all the crusader working in the embassies and other places, and declare it a total war against each crusader on the island of Muhammad in the land, sea and air.

We call on every soldier working in the crusader armies and puppet governments to repent to Allah and follow the example of the hero Moujahid brother Nidal Hassan, and kill with all available tools every crusader to bring victory to religion of Allah and to keep his word in the land.

Therefore, we say to the American people that because you support your leaders and are standing behind them to kill our women and children then be ready for the worst we came to slaughter you and we prepared for you men love death as you love life, and Allah willing we will bring what you have not seen before, just as you kill you will be killed but tomorrow is very near. Oh Allah strengthen brother Moujahed Omar Al Farouq to be on the side of the truth, and give him serenity and patience and persistence many folds of the suffering that fell upon him , Oh Allah take his worry and agony, and give him an relief soon.

Oh Allah free him and the other Muslim prisoners from East to West, Oh Allah give victory to your moujahideen in every place and defeat the people of polytheism, and a prayer to thank Allah the lord of the universe.

Al Qaeda in The Arabian Peninsula

Saturday 9 Mouhrarem 1431 Hijra (Saturday December 26 2009)

End of the Translation


Hat Tips to all links.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Overseas Contingency Operation" MUSLIM Terrorist Plot FAILED

We can thank God (and the man on the plane whose quick response put out the fire) for preventing hundreds of deaths in what the White House would call an "Overseas Contingency Operation extremist plan thwarted." Have you noticed that the religion of this "radicalized extremist" is being avoided by many in the press? When was the last time "radical Islam" has been mentioned during a terrorist attack? We shall see how many start using the term terrorist again. More accurately, the perpetrator should be called exactly what he is - a Muslim terrorist or Islamic terrorist!

Personally, I'm glad that I didn't find out about the latest terrorist attack attempt until this morning. My family and I were able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Day celebration. We kept the news programs off for most of the day! Watched the Chargers win again (yay!).

There are plenty of blogs, (like Jammie Wearing Fool Blog) to read about the details of the attempted terrorist attack. Will list a few at the end of this post.

A news anchor at Fox News recently stated that he hoped that this would be a wake-up call for this administration. The guest he was interviewing said that we have had PLENTY of wake-up calls already!

I wonder. Will we still be labeling the War On Terror with such naive terminology as "Overseas Contingency Operation?" Will we still label people like this radicalized MUSLIM 23-year-old, Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, attempted murder suspect as just a "man made disaster?"

More blog post links:

Gateway Pundit: Nigerian & Former London Student Arrested in Foiled Terror Attack

Free Republic: Umaru Mutallab's Son Identified as Delta Airline Bomber

Big Government: Breaking: Attempted Christmas Terror Attack Tied to al-Qaida

Citizen Wells

Friday, December 25, 2009

The True Meaning of Christmas

What an awesome Christmas Eve service at The Rock Church last evening! I just loved singing so many traditional Christmas songs (about Jesus!!) along with the chorus. The message by Pastor Miles McPherson that followed made it one of the best Christmas services I have ever attended!

Later in the day, the video of the entire service should be posted here at the church's message page. I don't want to give anything away, but there was quite a surprise at the beginning of the service message!

Just as I was about to type this next sentence, my son reminded me that Pastor Miles McPherson is on Good Morning America this morning. In fact, he's on right now (7:00 a.m. PT)! I stopped to watch it.

The discussion panel included four people; a priest, two Christian pastors (Pastor Miles and Max Lucado who are also authors), and a female Christian author. What was said was very good, but you could tell that the panel discussion was chopped up in only small segments of what each person said and wanted to share with the T.V. audience! How sad is that?? My son commented about how that show is three hours long and they only gave five minutes to religion?! What a disappointment. My son commented that the same thing happened last year, when Miles appeared on the show at that time. I had forgotten about that.

When the hostess of the show asked the question, "what message do you want to give to people this Christmas?" each person's answer was way to brief to really get out what they truly wanted to share! I know Pastor Miles! I'm sure that he shared much more than they allowed to be broadcast in the brief segment.

Ahhhh!! I didn't mean to be negative on this joyous day of our Christmas celebration - the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior - but I needed to report what just happened.

To me, it is a clear sign of what a low priority faith is to most of the mainstream media. It's the "cut it short - can't get into too much detail because someone might be offended" politically "correct" (more accurately, INCORRECT!) attitude that permeates most of the media today.

What a shame.

So much could have been shared to help those who needed to hear the true meaning of the Christmas season! A billboard near the Rock Church clearly states the truth: "Jesus is the ONLY reason for the season!"

Anyway, I sincerely hope that you will make some time to view the video message when it is up at the link I provided. You can also view Part One of The Promise message from last Sunday, since the Christmas Eve message was Part Two of The Promise message series.

Enjoy your Christmas celebrations with friends and family! Thank God for your loved ones, for they are really what matters most in our earthly lives. And thank God for His love, and the unfathomable gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, without whom we could never be forgiven for our sins and reconciled back unto God.

Have a blessed Christmas Day!

In Christ's service,


Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Joy of Celebration Begins!

Last evening, I arrived home at around 7:00 p.m. after purchasing a few last minute gifts for my family. I left the house at 11:00 a.m., with every intention of getting home much earlier in the day. But as it turned out, I was gone for 8 hours! Eight precious hours that should have been spent more wisely. Oh well, at least I got the chance to meet my daughter and share lunch out at a restaurant with her. It was probably the first real meal that she has eaten since getting her wisdom teeth extracted on Thursday. My advice? Don't have anyone in your family get their wisdom teeth out around any holiday season! I lost four days of decorating, shopping, and preparing for Christmas Day as I helped nurse my daughter and watch movies with her. After all, caring for her at this time was more important. No need to go into the details of her pain and suffering. Due to the office being closed, we had difficulty reaching her surgeon by phone until yesterday to get some answers to several questions we had about her recovery. Though we felt guilty about doing so, we finally called the emergency number provided by the answering service. However, the surgeon was kind enough to call during his trip to Disneyland with his kids!

My daughter is much better now and improving each and every day. Thank God!

When I looked around our house last night I realized that all we had on our Christmas tree were the lights. There was one Nativity scene set up, but no Christmas village. My favorite Nativity set was still in one of the boxes that line our hallway. I haven't even found the stockings which are to be placed above our fireplace! I mentioned to my husband that we must be one of the most dysfunctional Christmas decorating families ever this year! No outdoor lights were put up at our house while most of the rest of our block have gorgeous lighting arrangements neatly in place. At least I put the wreaths on our two front doors!

Today will be spent finishing some of the decorating and wrapping gifts. It won't be the usual amount of holiday decorations, but the most important ones will finally be set up.

Just before turning the multi-colored lights off of our tree last night, I thought that despite our lack of decorations around the house this year, our love for the Lord and our celebration of His birth will not be minimized. After all, He is the Light of the world and the focal point of tomorrow's celebrations. Despite what the secular world wants people to think, Jesus is the reason for the season!

I have a decorated hand painted sign up that reads, "Keep Christ in Christmas." It is a constant reminder to us about what is truly important during this holiday season.

The birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ changed history forever. His birth, life, ministry, death on the cross and bodily resurrection to life is the true hope that we have in this world filled with turmoil. Faith in Him and the realization that He keeps his promises demonstrates to us that we can place our full trust in him! He will never leave nor forsake us! All that had been prophesied about him in the Bible before his first coming has been fulfilled! We now await for him to return and take us unto himself at the Rapture - which will occur in the blink of an eye!

As born-again Christians, there is nothing to fear about what man will do to any one of us. Though we are mocked, disparaged, hated, cursed, discriminated against, persecuted, and even killed for our belief in Jesus Christ, NOTHING can take us away from his eternal protection for our souls. When we die (or are killed), it is a fact that Jesus has taken each of us away from evil. The world is filled with evil, but we are to have no fear of those who would kill the body. Our eternal souls are in the caring arms of Jesus Christ - FOREVER!

While driving home last night, I heard a portion of a repeat broadcast of an interview between Sean Hannity and Anne Graham Lotz. The subject of death came up and Sean mentioned that "he's not ready to go just yet." He wants to see his children grow up, marry and have their own children. He's not done with all he needs to do and wants to do on this earth. Many people feel the same way, of course. But we don't know how many days the Lord has given to each of us. Any one of us could die tomorrow. Or, perhaps we will live to age 90! We just don't know. However, if you (and I) would live each day as though it was our last, what would you be doing? That's a great question to answer!

Anne Graham Lotz mentioned the Scripture verse that tells us how beautiful heaven will be. She compared our lives here on earth like being in the foyer of a great cathedral. Compared to the awesomeness of the cathedral, the "waiting area" before entry into the beauty of that place can't compare. It is a good analogy as to what it might be like entering into eternity.

But no matter how beautiful we could imagine heaven will be, seeing Jesus Christ and being with Him forever will make the "place" pale in comparison. After all a house is not a home without the people whom you love - and who live in it - sharing that home with you...Amen?

It is Christmas Eve! The joy of celebration begins! God bless!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Liberal Media is Greatest Threat to Our Security

During this busy Christmas season, I try to find articles to share here at Talk Wisdom that "tell it like it is" or "give a ray of hope." Sometimes, it is difficult to accomplish both in one post! However, I think that I have found such an article written by Douglas MacKinnon over at Town

A Warning and a Ray of Hope from an Intelligence Operative

I wonder. With each changing administration, do all of the "intelligence operatives" change right along with it? Or is it just their ideology that shifts? In other words, because Obama and his cohorts are far left lunatics, has the intelligence community been overtaken by that same ideology? Or, are they now being suppressed (or bought off just like Congress!) from exposing and gaining prosecution of all of the corrupt individuals (and groups) that have escaped from their former Marxist organizational asylums and are now, most regrettably, in places of influence in our government?

The author doesn't tell us, but perhaps the intelligence operative he interviewed is now retired?

It is frighteningly true that when the Lamestream Media of Mass Deception doesn't do it's proper job, We The People suffer immensely for it!


Recently, I sat down with a friend who has spent almost three decades working as an intelligence operative in the defense of our nation. During the course of our conversation, I asked him what -- based on his vast experience -- was the number one threat facing our nation? Without even pausing to think about it, he forcefully answered, “Our mainstream media.”

More than Al Qaeda, more than homegrown terrorists, more than heavily armed Mexican drug cartels, more than non-existent borders, more than out-of-control and extremely violent domestic gangs, and even more than biological and nuclear terrorism, this dedicated intelligence operative felt that our own liberal media was a greater threat to our safety. Why?

“Simple,” he answered. “They enable all of those things and more. They betray our secrets, assign civil rights to enemy combatants, and push for a multi-cultural nation with no borders. The vast majority of those who work in mainstream media have a visceral hatred of traditional values and all those who espouse those values.

"Many have strong socialist tendencies, are vastly inexperienced when it comes to the actual plight of working Americans or corporate America, or were hired for politically correct reasons.

"Fortunately, their hatred of traditional values and the average American has caught up to them and they are going out of business in droves, but that said, they are still capable of inflicting incredible damage upon our republic.”

The more he spoke about this threat, the more he felt resigned to our fate. “Look at what has just happened,” he continued. “The far-left hates Sarah Palin, so their dishonest lapdogs at Newsweek did everything in their evaporating power to smear her one more time with a demeaning cover.

"Beyond that, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other far-left outlets think nothing of betraying national secrets on the front pages of their papers in the hope of winning the far-left Pulitzer Prize.

"They do this while simultaneously wringing their hands and crying foul when someone hacks into a computer system and exposes as lies, their false and economically crippling religion of global warming.

"In the United States of today, no one on the left is ever held accountable for their sins because their protectors in the far-left media ensure that they are blameless. Worse than all of that is the fact that the far-left controls the content and socialist propaganda fed to our children on a daily basis.

The following sentence grates on my nerves, but there is some truth to it:

"For the most part, they control education across the board, control media across the board, and control entertainment across the board. Conservatives and those who believe in traditional values have inexplicably ceded all those areas to the left.”

I once read an opinion that stated that it took the far left (you know - the really rabid kind like we have with Obama who lied about everything to fool the public and get into office) almost 49 years (if counting from 1960 on) to get into the White House. It was probably in the works over 100 years ago, but since the 60's, their progress has grown exponentially. That same person stated that it might take 100 years to correct this awful direction that the far left is currently taking us. This last year, under the anti-Christian tyranny of Obama and his corrupt cronies, has been "progressivism" (a.k.a. socialism, Marxism, Communism; including pro-Islamo-fascism and the global warming fraud and nonsense into the mix) on steroids!

I pray and hope that it doesn't take 100 years to correct America's free-fall into the abyss because of these leftist crazies and what they are doing to our nation! I want our nation to be normal again!

I fervently pray that all the Dem and RINO seats in Congress that are up for re-election will be voted out! Boot the bums out of office! GOOOH!!! (Get Out Of Our House!) It will take TEA Party activism and voter public awareness to accomplish such a task. This progressive nightmare could turn on a dime in the 2010 election - and then finally head back towards sanity with a Conservative candidate (hopefully Sarah Palin!!) in office in 2012.

I wonder. Could the ObamaSCARE HELLcare bill be repealed by a new Congress? If (God forbid!!) it reaches final passage, the fact remains that it won't be installed until 2013 (or 2014?), so all that would have been done is that taxes would have been collected over the course of the next four or five years. If it's not implemented until then, couldn't it be reversed by the new Congress? I would love an answer to that question!

Mr. MacKinnon writes:

When I asked if there was any hope left for our nation and for those who still believe in traditional values, he slowly nodded his head, and said:

“Some. Barack Obama and his devotion to his far-left ideology has frightened a great many Americans. Especially moderates and independents. It turns out that real-world experience does matter.

“If the Republicans -- as equally corrupt as the Democrats -- can put forth a candidate who honestly puts the needs of our nation before his or her own, they may have a chance. This is not complicated. The vast majority of Americans do believe in God and don’t believe the word ‘Christian’ should be used as a punch-line by the left.

It may take a third party candidate to accomplish this IF the Republicans don't get their conservative roots back and put forth a Ronald Reaganish candidate in 2012. I know what has been done in the past regarding third party candidates. They generally aren't seen as having a chance to win. However, the tide of anger over what is happening in Washington D.C. may bring forth the best scenario for a third party candidate to win. With Conservative Republicans, anti-Obama Democrats,former fawning ObamaBORG Bots who have now turned against him, Moderates from both parties who are highly alarmed at this current bogus POTUS and his radical buddies, and Independents who are horrified over what they voted for in 2008 (the ObamaBORG monstrosity of government takeover) may create the right atmosphere for a sea-change in politics toward the Conservative side, the likes of which have never been seen before in America!

As the author states in his conclusion of the article:

Game on.

Read this comment:

Location: VA
Reply # 2
Date: Dec 22, 2009 - 6:02 AM EST Behind The Curve
Too many Americans think it's safe to believe the lie that government can do what it promises. "Let us be responsible for your retirement", "Let us be responsible for your health care. By the time enough people wake up and see the reality the socialists have crafted for us it will be too late.

Business is going Galt. They are afraid of what government will do next and are sitting on money needed to fund investment. The government pretends the money it is spending is an "investment" when it's really just bribing voters with their own money. They borrow money from our grandchildren to purchase votes today. Anyone willing to participate in that transaction is a traitor to America.

Jefferson is spinning in the grave.


Hat Tips:


American Thinker - Mr. Obama: Tear Down Your Wall of Secrecy - Chuck Norris: Away With The Manger

New York Post: Obama, left behind. Even progressives abandon him as he ends a lost year

Monday, December 21, 2009

Couldn't Have Said it Better!

While catching up on my blog reading this morning, the following letter that was found over at /RepubX - Defend Our Freedoms blog: A Nebraska doctor’s message for Ben Nelson needs to go viral! I hope that you will pick it up, paste it into an email and send it to everyone you know; and/or post it on your own blog, or include it on the front page of your website so that more people can see a perfect example of the anger that is occurring among millions of people across this nation because of the back door deals, extortion, bribery and stealing of the American taxpayers' money in order to pass this horrendous HELLSCARE bill in the Senate!

From Blogsphere:

Dr. Becky Hollibaugh of Friend, Nebraska e-mailed me her message for sellout Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) this morning:

Hello Michelle:
I’m a family practice doctor in Nebraska. I sent the following (angry,I admit) letter to Senator Nelson. I urge your readers (from Nebraska and elsewhere) to do likewise, in their own words!

Dear Senator Nelson:

I send this message under “Tort Reform” because the current monstrosity you have pledged your support to says nothing whatsoever about Tort Reform. You have sold the physicians of Nebraska for zilch (zilch for us, but beau coup federal bucks for you and the liberal partisans in this state). As a family practice physician in Small Town, Nebraska, I was counting on you to be the lone voice of Democratic sanity on this issue, but you sold me out. I will dedicate every spare minute of my time and every spare dollar I have to defeating you, should you run for re-election. The long hours I spent on my medical education and the long hours I spend treating my patients are nothing but chump change to you and your Democrat colleagues in Washington. I especially can’t wait for your equivocation and milquetoast evasion when your “compromises” on the abortion language in the bill are silently erased or quietly (on-little-legislative-cat’s-feet) eviscerated in the House/Senate give-and-take. Go on: Bet me that you won’t wuss-out on this issue!

I know you won’t give two-seconds to this letter, but I had to write it. I’m a primary care doctor in YOUR state, and you sold me out. I didn’t slog through 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school and 3 years of residency just to have you hand my career and my patient/doctor relationships over to government lifers. Your gutless acquiescence to Obama and Harry Reid and ‘Nanny’ Pelosi will NOT be forgotten.

Thank you, Ben, for forcing doctors like me to earn less than the repairmen who fix our appliances. Case in point: We recently had our dishwasher fixed. The repairman who came to our house charged $65 just to come and ‘diagnose’ the problem, then charged another $180 to ‘fix’ the problem. You and your fellow lawmakers have fixed MY going rate (Medicare) at $35 per-visit. Thank you for securing such a ‘lucrative’ rate for me! Thank you so much for making me–someone with 8 years of education!–make less than a mechanic or appliance repair technician. And thanks especially for falling in line with Obama and the rest of the Democrats to make such a socialist system permanent.

You have my disgust and disdain forever, you socialist-coddling coward.

Becky F. Hollibaugh, D.O.
Warren Memorial Hospital
Zimmerman Clinic
Friend, NE 68359

Let's support Becky. Send her a note or card and just say thank you and that you want to help her. Send your email so she can reach you. Find out were you can send a dollar, five or twenty to help defeat Nelson. Let's show the 100 Senators that no longer will we let them have a country club life of dinners, travel, power, money and fame. The good life is over. From now on they run and get elected to make America better, not line their own states pockets. Senators above all should be for all the people.

It's time to make a difference.

Desert Cactus

Great comment over at RepubX too:

Be it known, America, there are no "compromises", "negotiations", "political deals" there are only bribes, graft, fraud and corruption for each and every vote that passes these bills: health care, cap & trade, stimulus - you name it.

Every representative who voted yes has been bribed for a vote and every representative who stood by and watched it happen without notifying the media of the details of said bribes & indiscretions, are complicit.

Vote these people out - they no longer represent America and the foundations of freedom, individual freedom, free choice and the pursuit of happiness - they only seek wealth building off the backs of other Americans.

Question the patriotism of EVERY representative! They have spat in our faces and no longer show themselves as Americans.



I have also been made aware of another great grassroots movements (besides the TEA Party Movement) called GOOOH!

"GOOH" stands for:


"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams, 1776

Such a time is NOW!! PEOPLE!!!

Hat Tips:

RepubX - Defend Our Freedoms blog Get Out Of Our House!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Gift of Himself

The Gift of Himself

Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation!
Psalm 68:19

Recommended Reading
Romans 5:15-21

Long ago, there ruled a wise and good king in Persia who loved his people and often dressed in the clothes of a working man or a beggar so he could visit the poor and learn about their hardships. One time he visited a very poor man who lived in a cellar. He ate the coarse food the poor man ate and spoke cheerful, kind words to him. He later visited that poor man again and told him, "I am your king!" The king thought the man would surely ask for some gift or favor, but he didn't. Instead he said, "You left your palace and your glory to visit me in this dark, dreary place. You ate my coarse food. You brought gladness to my heart! To others you have given your rich gifts. To me you have given yourself!"

God gave us the gift of Himself when He sent His Son to this dark, dreary place. Have we accepted Him graciously and thankfully as the poor man did, or do we take this gift for granted? This Christmas season, let's remember to thank Him for His most precious gift to us: Himself.

Revelation 6:1-7:17

Hat Tip:



With all of the turmoil that we are experiencing here in America because of our current gangster government and clueless congress, it might be difficult to push it all aside and be at peace during the celebration of the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. But that is what we, as devout born-again Christians must do!

Jesus told us, "In this world, you will have trouble (tribulation)."

However, his very next words say:

"But take heart!"

Why should we "take heart" even through those moments, days, weeks, months, or even years of tribulation? This is why:

"I have overcome the world."

Jesus came to save mankind from their sins. His Incarnation and birth on this earth some 2,000 years ago happened after almost 400 years of silence - between the Old Testament and the New Testament. The naysayers of the OT probably wondered if the promised Messiah would ever arrive!

When we think about time, we are limited in our scope because we are physically finite creatures (with an eternal soul) during our existence here on this earth. God is eternal. He always was, always is, and always will be. So, as the Bible states, "one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day" to the LORD. It's hard for us to grasp the truth of that. However, when we think of God existing eternally outside of the confines of "time" as defined here on this earth, we can at least get a glimpse of what that saying means.

Jesus' miraculous birth was the beginning of his mission to "overcome the world." His mission was completed, for our sakes and the forgiveness of sins, at the cross of Calvary. His subsequent resurrection from the dead proved that he was (and is!) who he said he is - God in the flesh!

As Dr. Jeremiah's devotional states, God gave us the gift of Himself, through His eternal Son, Jesus Christ! Such a Gift should NEVER be taken for granted! I always tear up when I hear "O Holy Night."

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wise men from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Disturbing Thuggery of this Admin Worsens! [Update]

The Weekly Standard Reports: Source: Dems Threaten Nelson In Pursuit of 60.

Glenn Beck covered this on his show today. He claimed it fell "just short of treason." I think it IS TREASON! Add this latest treasonous, thuggish event to the list that is piling up for this bogus POTUS, his Marxist Cabinet and Thug czars!

While the Democrats appease Senator Lieberman, they still have to worry about other recalcitrant Democrats including Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson. Though Lieberman has been out front in the fight against the public option and the Medicare buy-in, Nelson was critical of both. Now that those provisions appear to have been stripped from the bill, Lieberman may get on board, but Nelson's demand that taxpayer money not be used to fund abortion has still not been met. According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn't fall into line.

Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a "naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson's vote." They are "threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?" asked the Senate staffer.

Indeed, Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command, the successor to Strategic Air Command, and not by accident. STRATCOM was located in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.

Also see Citizen Wells blog.


WorldNetDaily: 20 senators demand probe of health-care vote 'threat'
Did White House say it would close Air Force base if Nelson didn't play?

The twenty Senators with a backbone to question whether or not this threat happened:

Despite the denials, some WND readers have expressed outrage if a threat were indeed made.

"It is time for some spines on the Hill to impeach Obama and charge him with treason," said reader Tom Bender.

"This is simply amazing that we the people are permitting this type of politics in our country," noted another, Mike Kovach. "Not that this hasn't been done before, but this administration is on a course to destroy our nation. I am beginning to wonder why there has not been calls of subversion, treason and sedition against this administration. I'm am a Democrat and I would like to see all of those in cohorts with this administration put in jail and charged accordingly."

The Republicans signing the letter were Sens. John Ensign of Nevada, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, John Thune of South Dakota, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Kit Bond of Missouri, Michael Enzi of Wyoming, George LeMieux of Florida, Pat Roberts of Kansas, David Vitter of Louisiana, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker of Mississipi, John Cornyn of Texas, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, Bob Bennett of Utah, Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

Muslim "Renewal" (NO!) or Insult (YES!!) Near Ground Zero?

Just when I thought that the bizarre world we are living in today could not possibly get worse, I read the following at Gateway Pundit:

Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero for Mosque.

The original article at Hudson New York asks the question in it's title, "Mosque At the World Trade Center: Muslim Renewal Or Insult Near Ground Zero."

I'll vote for INSULT!!

Can I say how absolutely disturbing this is?? First, we get the Flight 93 memorial shaped in the form of a crescent pointing towards Mecca, now this?

I am extremely appalled, totally dismayed and absolutely disgusted

Hat tips to all links.

Was so upset I forgot to include an excerpt:

An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood -- to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques.

At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards away from where Osama Bin Laden’s airborne Islamist bombers killed nearly 3000 people back in 2001.

The Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, told the New York Times -- which put the story on its front page Wednesday -- that he has assembled several million dollars to turn it into ‘’an Islamic center near the city’s most hallowed piece of land that would stand as one of ground zero’s more unexpected and striking neighbors.’’

The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it -- in cash, records show. With 50,000 square feet of air rights and enough financing, he plans an ambitious project of $150 million, he said, akin to the Chautauqua Institution, the 92 Street Y or the Jewish Community Center.

The origins of such monies are unexplained; neither are the countries or entity advancing such huge donations. Most US mosques, including many in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx are funded directly or indirectly by Saudi Arabia the country to which 15 of the 19 hijackers who bombed the World TradeCenter belonged. The UAE, Qatar and Iran are other major sponsors across the USA.

The money trail is an important question that must be answered by the Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with more than a bland comment by one of his spokesmen, Andrew Brent, who quipped to the Times, “If it’s legal, the building owners have a right to do what they want.”

This guy Brent and that millionaire idiot Bloomberg are clueless political hacks!! Money obviously talks - not love for America, not sorrow for the 9/11 terrorist attack, not honor for our Judeo-Christian heritage, and not a clue about the need for protection, integrity, faith and remembrance for the 9/11 victims and their STILL GRIEVING FAMILIES!

What will it take for Americans to wake up and smell the coming Muslim invasion (just ask Britain what they are going through now) and forcing Sharia "law" upon our beloved nation??

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Being A Constitutionalist

Here is a link to a must read post and comments! American Grand Jury: 'BIRTHERS’ and Sarah Palin are actually just ‘CONSTITUTIONALISTS’


First of all, ‘Birthers’ who know what this is really all about, know that the ‘Birth Certificate’ is nothing more than a ‘red herring’ in this issue. A Red-Herring because they know that:

1. Article II of the Constitution requires that the U.S. President be a ‘Natural-Born’ U.S. Citizen, not just a ‘born-here’, Naturalized, Anchor-babied, Native-born, etc. U.S. Citizen, but ‘Natural-Born’ - of two (2) U.S. Citizen parents.

2. Barack Hussein (the Long-Legged Mac Daddy) Obama has already admitted that he is not a ‘Natural-Born’ U.S. Citizen when he:

a. Admitted to Alan Keyes in his 2006 Senatorial race that he is not ‘Natural-Born’ when Ambassador Keyes said: ‘But you’re not a ‘Natural-Born’ citizen, Mr. Obama; and Obama answered (paraphrased): ‘Granted. But I’m not running for the Presidency here’;

b. Admitted in his book ‘Dreams From My Father’ that his father was a British/Kenyan citizen when he was born;

c. Admitted (and proven by the divorce papers, now in the public domain) that his mother was, in fact, married to non U.S. Citizen Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (NOTE: When the Hawaiian record-keepers provided certified copies of the Divorce Record, they stated beforehand that it consisted of 13 pages. They ultimately provided only 12 – with no explanation for the shortfall. However, in a divorce proceeding such as this, the Judge would have required a ‘certified’ copy of the Birth Certificate of any minor children of the marriage. The missing page 13 would certainly be the 1964 ‘certified copy’ of by then 3 year-old Barack Hussein Obama’s [Kenyan] birth certificate).
Therefore, no matter what kind of certified ‘Birth Certificate’ We The People finally see – Hawaiian, Kenyan, or Equatorial Guinea (another country that has recently turned up in records research by a former U.S. Immigration official working with Orly Taitz), he is not a ‘Natural-Born’ U.S. Citizen as required by the Constitution. Period.

So real ‘Birthers’ are only interested in seeing that the so-far unaltered terms of the Constitution are met (it takes a bona fide Amendment to the Constitution to change it – a rather long and laborious process, with the full knowledge and acceptance of We The People). We are CONSTITUTIONALISTS!

Great comments there, too! Especially the following:

Follow the Constitution Says:
December 15th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Jim, the key words are NATURAL BORN CITIZEN


A Natural Born Citizen is one who is born on US soil by TWO US Citizen Parents. By being born on the soil of the United States AND by two US Citizen parents, you are born owing SOLE loyalty to the United States ONLY!

NO other country could ever claim any citizenship over you.

If you are merely born on US soil and one or both parents are is a foreign citizen then you are born a DUAL CITIZEN of both, the US and a citizen of the country one or both of your parents are a citizen of. It is impossible to be both, a DUAL Citizen AND a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. You are one or the other.

At BEST, Obama can only be a 14th amendment citizen which made him a citizen by legal statue. A Natural Born Citizen is NOT a citizen that is made a citizen under any Federal or State statue. You are AUTOMATICALLY a citizen by natures common law.

ASSUMING, Obama was in fact born in HI (WHICH NO ONE KNOWS FOR CERTAIN) but ASSUMING he was, that only makes him a US Citizen under Federal statue through the 14th amendment because Obama’s father was not nor ever a US Citizen. Obama’s father never even had a permanent residence in the US. He was only here on a student visa to go the college here.

Obama’s father was a British Subject. That made Obama a DUAL Citizen at birth subject to the laws of both, the US AND Britain. To this day, Britain could claim Obama as their citizen. If Obama was to travel to Britain they COULD take him and hold him their as their own citizen and there would be nothing the US could do about it!

Now do you really think the founding fathers would have ever wanted to run that risk of having a President that owes allegiance to another country? Of course not.

The founding father were all DUAL citizens. In order for them to be able to become President AT THE TIME THE CONSTITUTION WAS ESTABLISHED, they had to put a grandfather clause into the constitution to allow them to become President. BUT, from that day forward, anyone born from that day and after, anyone running for President had to be a Natural Born Citizen. Anyone that was born before the date the constitution was established was grandfathered in where they only had to be a US Citizen.

So unless Obama was born prior to the date of the constitution being established, he is not eligible because he is not a Natural Born Citizen and only a DUAL Citizen of the US AND Britain.

Some want to argue BS that because the constitution does not state two US Citizens then that is not true. It IS true! The question is, WHAT is a Natural Born Citizen? The constitution does not define the definition, but all the writings of our founders clearly show that a Natural Born Citizen is a person born on US Soil AND born of TWO US Citizen parents!

It is also a fact that the founders heavily relied on the Law of Nations when they wrote the constitution.

The founders specifically cite Law of Nations in the constitution which is proof in itself that they did in fact rely on the Law of Nations.

Article I - The Legislative Branch

Section 8 - Powers of Congress

To define and punish Piracy's and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

It’s right there plain as day! Now this reference to Law of Nations here does not define Natural Born Citizen. But what it does prove is the founders did in fact rely on Law of Nations when writing the constitution.

So what does Law of Nations say about Natural Born Citizen?

Law of Nations


Follow the Constitution Says:
December 15th, 2009 at 6:58 pm
212. Citizens and natives.
The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.

There it is! Plain as day!

The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.

Of parentS which is plural meaning TWO. BOTH parents must be citizens of the country!

It also states:

those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.

So Obama’s citizenship and all rights follow his FATHERS which his father was a foreigner and a British Subject! Obama owes more loyalty and allegiance to Britain than he does to the US no matter where he was born and no matter where he was raised! He is more British than US under the Law of Nations!

So the question is, HOW can a person born with DUAL citizenship, AND, owing allegiance to a FOREIGN Country possibly be a Natural Born Citizen???? IMPOSSIBLE!

Some try to argue his British citizenship expired on his 21st birthday. Well that is not true, but even if it was true, that does not change what the status of his birth was. You are BORN a Natural Born Citizen at BIRTH or you are not! Obama was not! NOTHING that happens later in life that may change ones status of citizenship can never change what the status of your birth was!

The constitution does not say you must be a Natural Born Citizen unless your citizenship status changes somehow later in life! You are either BORN that way or you are not!

Obama is NOT a Natural Born Citizen no matter where he was born and nothing can ever change that fact! Therefore he is NOT constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States! PERIOD! END OF STORY!

Hat Tip:

American Grand

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pre-Existence, Eternal Sonship of Christ

I sincerely hope that readers here took the time to watch Dr. David Jeremiah's sermon via the link that was posted here yesterday. It's an awesome lesson that will bless you immensely!

My Christian brother, Sosthenes, sent me a brief essay via email that reiterates a fact that Dr. Jeremiah mentioned in his sermon yesterday.

Sosthenes wrote:

The cults deny the pre-existence of Christ or the eternal sonship of Christ.

1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

"Is come" is a statement of pre-existence. "is Come" is (G2064) erchomai and it means "to come from one place to another".

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

He is God come into the flesh.

1John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Those who don't believe in the pre-existence of Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist.

What is sad to realize is that not only do the cults (or other religions) not recognize the pre-existence of Christ before his Incarnation here on earth, some who would call themselves Christians do not realize this fact either!

In the case of the Christians, often it is because of an ignorance about what is written in the Bible. Bible study is CRUCIAL for at least some understanding of God's wisdom, His will for our lives, His commands, and most importantly, His gospel message about Jesus Christ.

New or baby Christians might be eligible for getting a pass on this (I was formerly ignorant of the pre-existence fact when I was brought up Catholic), but mature Christians of the faith have no excuse for not knowing about the pre-existence of Christ!

One of my favorite Bible passages that indicates Christ's pre-existence along with God the Father and the Holy Spirit is found in the book of John:

Jhn 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jhn 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Jhn 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Jhn 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Jhn 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Verse 5 explains how the light of Christ shines through the darkness of sin, evil and death. However, the darkness (or sin, evil and death) cannot comprehend it. That is why so many who reject Jesus Christ and the Gospel message hate the true meaning of Christmas and want to eliminate it from the secular "celebrations" going on during the "holiday" season.

Jesus is the Light of the world - "and the darkness comprehended it not."

I pray that those who read this post will take the time to view and listen to Dr. Jeremiah's sermon (at link above). I guarantee that it will help you discover (or re-discover) the true meaning of Christmas and the awesome love of Jesus Christ for you this year!

Hat Tip:

Thanks to Sosthenes for his email essay.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Why No Room in the Inn?

The title of Dr. Jeremiah's sermon today was "Why No Room in the Inn?" However, the message was absolutely spectacular!! It has to rank as one of the best Christmas messages that I have ever heard!!!

From Dr.
Every year we sing songs about it. We adorn our homes with scenes and reminders of it. We greet strangers with its glad tidings. And even a world ignorant of its basis and its purpose celebrates its remembrance. It is Christmas, the time of year when we rejoice in the earthly coming and birth of Jesus Christ. It is the season when all the world stands still at the celebration of this, the most significant event in human history. But even as believers, how often do we really focus our attention on this remarkable story? If we are truly honest, the answer is not very often. Let us rediscover all of the beautiful, majestic, and divine elements in the Christmas story. We will see by examining, question by question, that this one moment in time was the pivotal moment of all time and that it was assembled in such a way that we can only say it was the work of God.

LightSource presents Turning Point Broadcast: "Why Was There No Room?"

The sermon starts at about 22:07 into the video.

God’s plan for our salvation did not fit the preconceived ideas of those who awaited the Messiah, but it was perfect and complete.

You will be greatly blessed when you watch this video sermon!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Palin vs. Shatner on Tonight Show

For my final post of the evening, I can't resist including a link to Mediaite: Sarah Palin vs. William Shatner on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. What a hoot! Sarah is a classy lady - as always. And, Shatner looks genuinely surprised to see her there! Maybe it was all just an act. After all, he is a great actor. I'm a Star Trek fan from way back! Click and enjoy!

Goodnight peoples...

Norway Spiral Light Mystery

While reading online tonight, I noticed a comment written at a blog on the subject of the Norway Spiral Light claimed that g00gle erased photos from its search engine of the recent sighting of the Norway Spiral in the sky. However, if you use Bing, you get several photos of it!

g00gle search: Norway Spiral Photos

Bing search: Norway Spiral Photos

I found an interesting page on the subject: Norway Spiral Light/ Norway Spiral Light Video.

What could it be? There is much speculation about this. Has anyone gotten any final confirmation about this?


It's also weird that g00gle chose to eliminate links to photos of it...isn't it? What's up with that?

P.S. Warning: Avoid clicking on any "now public" links within the search links above. I get a red check mark next to each link to that site with a "computer threats, site is unsafe" security warning about from my anti-virus software.


Found a page with more information:

New Strange Norway Spiral was an out-of-control missile


Update: The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday that it launched a Bulava missile on Wednesday and that the missile's third stage failed

It looked like a time-travelling vortex fit for Doctor Who, but a strange spiral observed in the skies above Norway on Wednesday morning was actually a failed Russian missile launch, says a Harvard astrophysicist who monitors space launches.

The giant, glowing white spiral was reportedly visible all over northern Norway between about 0645 and 0700 GMT. "It consisted initially of a green beam of light similar in colour to the aurora with a mysterious rotating spiral at one end," eye witness Nick Banbury of Harstad said, according to "This spiral then got bigger and bigger until it turned into a huge halo in the sky with the green beam extending down to Earth."

Speculation that it was a bright meteor was quickly dismissed – in part because the apparition lasted for too long to be an incoming space rock. Suspicion then turned to an out-of-control missile.

That is exactly what it was, says Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and author of Jonathan's Space Report, a fortnightly email newsletter about space launches. "It's definitely a missile launch failure," he told New Scientist.

But some comments written by people under the article at the site aren't buying that explanation.

Hat tips to all links.

Not Long For This World

As I woke up this morning, the title of this post were the exact words being planted in my mind. I have been saying many prayers lately. Prayers for people who are ill, who are disabled, who are old (and often shut in because of bad weather); the jobless, the homeless, and the needy. I have been praying about the terrible government we now have to endure, the deficit, a Congress that will push through an America-wrecking health care bill and fraudulent climate bill; and the fact that those who are supposed to represent WE THE PEOPLE are totally ignoring what their state constituents (who put them into office) DON'T WANT. I'm sure that I left out some of the items that came to my mind last night while I was praying about all of these sufferings. However, I asked the Lord to guide me about what to write at this blog concerning all of these frightening and dire needs here in America.

"Not long for this world" was my answer. Just those five words. At the time they came to mind, I was half asleep, half awake. I often think that the Holy Spirit of God knows that I will shut up long enough to really hear, and listen, to what He has as an answer to previous prayer. Such messages don't usually come when I am wide awake, bustling around the house doing chores, listening to T.V. or radio, while on the Internet and this blog (what I'm doing right now!), or out running errands. I need to be completely quiet and open to what it is that God wants to communicate to me.

If the truth be told, I often pray short little prayers throughout the day. Unfortunately, I sometimes get distracted and have to apologize to God for drifting away from my prayer train of thought. Has that ever happened to you, fellow Christians?

But in the quiet of the early morning, as I am awakening from a deep sleep, the period of time between deep slumber and fully awakening presents itself as an opportunity for me to hear the thought whispers of the Lord. This morning was one of those kinds of mornings!

Let's examine the five words, "not long for this world."

I have heard those words to mean that our lives on this earth (compared to eternity) are "not long." Therefore, we could see that phrase as meaning we, as human finite creatures on this earth, are not going to be here for very long.

The second meaning could be said to mean that we are not to "desire" the things of this world. We are not to ultimately "long" for this world and everything in it. It is interesting to note that the word "world" occurs 288 times in 249 verses in the KJV!

We know that God created our world. and together with His Son, Jesus Christ, He gives life unto the world:

Jer 51:15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.

Jhn 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

Jhn 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

And there will be those who deny God's creation:

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Jesus taught us that the world can be deceitful, and those who speak against the Holy Spirit of God and are not born again are in danger:

Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Mat 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.

There are several Bible verses that back up the idea that as followers of Christ, we are "not to long for this world":

Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1Cr 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

1Cr 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1Cr 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Mar 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Jhn 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Jhn 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

Jhn 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Jhn 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice

The phrase "not long for this world" can also be representative of the end times. This world is finite. It will, one day, come to an end. Why focus on a finite world instead of eternal God?

Psa 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

Psa 24:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The earth [is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psa 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

Psa 98:9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Lastly, we are not to "long for this world" for we are destined to ultimately long for God! Jesus asks us, "have you understood all of these things?"

Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Psa 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.

Psa 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Isa 62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward [is] with him, and his work before him.

Isa 64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what] he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Mat 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one];

Mat 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Mat 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

Mat 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Mat 13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Mar 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Mar 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

In his new book, "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World," Dr. David Jeremiah discusses the instruction of patience. I plan to share a lot more of what he writes in his book, however, the following portion could be applied to the discussion here:

[J.]I. Packer states, "living out the belief that God orders everything for the spiritual good of his children."

He equates this with a "therapeutic workout planned by a heavenly trainer who is resolved to get you up to full fitness."

That kind of believer understands that God is in control even when something unpleasant occurs. He accepts it as one more obscure, multi-sided piece of the jigsaw puzzle of his life -- for which he has no box cover pattern. He trust the One who sees the finished project and seeks to develop trust-based patience. Puritan Thomas Watson wrote, "There are no sins God's people are more subject to than unbelief and impatience; they are ready, either to faint through unbelief, or to fret through impatience."

Fretting through impatience? I plead guilty! That's me, alright! However, when I get over my little pity party, new resolve occurs:

If you think back over your life, you're bound to realize that while a doctor needs bright light to do his surgery, God likes to work in the dark. We don't learn character when life is cruising along -- only when it demands us to reach within ourselves and find new patience, new faith in God, and new resources to overcome the obstacles.

Wow...THAT'S the kind of word I need today. It's what I've needed to realize all year!

Dr. Jeremiah nails it:

Perhaps your family is coping with difficult times at present. What if you viewed this as a time of revelation from God, an occasion for learning to trust Him, and a stepping-stone to good things in the future? That's how God has always worked, so why would this occasion be any different?

Good question to hear, listen to, heed and answer within our walk with Christ...isn't it?!

What are we to be doing while we are in this world?

Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Jhn 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

As we share the gospel, Jesus' promises and comforting words are here now, and for all eternity:

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen

Hat Tip:

Blue Letter Bible
Dr. David Jeremiah, "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World."

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Rush Re: Obama - Hoax and Change [Update]

[Update 12/10: Make that "Hoax and Chains!" h/t "doc" at Politico* ]Rush states: "Obama acts like a spoiled rotten little school kid." Obama voted for everything as a senator that he is condemning and blaming the Bush Administration for now! Obama has created deficits that cannot be paid. Obama wants to use unused TARP money (which is supposed to go for paying down the deficit) for his latest hoax and change scheme..."job creation." With his approval number down to 47%, it is no doubt that people now know that Obama is destroying this country. There is no fiscal responsibility in this bogus POTUS administration! In one year, Obama added more to the deficit than Bush did in 8 years! Obama is the single biggest spender in American history. Now, he also has the worst approval rating of any "president" in American history to go with it!

Watch Rush counter each point of what Obama says in his latest teleprompter speech:

In another story, there is a new lawsuit going on that will not get dismissed due to "lack of standing" like so many of the former eligibility cases (unfortunately) have. [Note: Knowing about the thugs surrounding Obama, I have no doubt that the judges in the cases (and probably their families) were threatened against going forward on any of the eligibility cases. This will most likely be exposed to the public on a future date, when Obama isn't in power anymore.]

The new case is being reported by WorldNetDaily:

Closed Chrysler dealers to drive Obama's eligibility
Seeking damages for lost businesses, will question administration's 'authority'

Two lawyers have joined forces to assemble a case challenging in U.S. bankruptcy court the federal government's use of Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to bail out Chrysler and in doing so may have created a scenario that finally will bring to a head the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president.

The attorneys are Leo Donofrio, who has launched cases directly challenging Obama's eligibility, and Stephen Pidgeon, who also has worked on the issue.

Their new case questions the authority by which the federal government and administration officials intervened in the auto industry, specifically allocating some $8 billion-plus to Chrysler, which later was forgiven.

Pidgeon told WND the clients in the case are former Chrysler dealers who lost their businesses as part of the "restructuring" of the automobile company. They have been damaged with the loss of their businesses, and the case alleges the Obama administration, through its use of TARP money, influenced Chrysler's outcome.

Donofrio told WND the core issue is the disbursement of TARP funds to the auto maker that were intended to help banks and financial institutions. The previous Treasury secretary had indicated such expenditures were not appropriate, and, in fact, a congressional effort to authorize the expenditures failed, he said.

So, along with a bankruptcy court challenge, a "quo warranto" case is being filed in Washington, D.C., demanding to know by what authority administration officials set up the financial arrangements with Chrysler and handed out taxpayer money.

As part of the demand for information about the authority used, Donofrio confirmed, there will be questions about Obama's eligibility to be president. Donofrio contends that since by Obama's own admission his father never was a U.S. citizen, Obama was born a dual citizen. The framers of the Constitution, he argues, did not consider a dual citizen to be a "natural born citizen" as required for the presidency.

The burden, then, would shift to Obama and his administration officials to document their constitutional authority for their decisions and their handling of taxpayer money.

If the president cannot document his eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, his presidential task force had no authority to act at all, the case contends.

Pidgeon told WND the plaintiffs in the case are the former Chrysler dealers, and their interests will be paramount.

The goal is "to get them restored," he said, and "put them back where they were before their contracts were rejected."

"Our clients are not in this action as 'birthers,'" he said, citing a term used for people who question Obama's constitutional eligibility. "Our clients are here to seek redress for wrongs."

But the case may open doors that have been closed in other disputes over Obama's eligibility. Most previous cases, at one point or another, have been dismissed because the plaintiffs do not have "standing" – they have not suffered direct injury for which they have a reasonable expectation of seeking redress.

In the case of the dealers, they have suffered financial loss because of circumstances that developed with the government's intervention in the auto industry.

According to columnist Devvy Kidd, the case is "complicated."

She explained a "quo warranto may be issued from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States against a person who within the District of Columbia usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises, a franchise conferred by the United States or a public office of the United States, civil or military."

That means quo warranto applies not just to eligibility but to the "exercise" of authority through public office, she said.

She noted the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals already has described as "interesting and unresolved" some of the questions raised in a related case that did not involve the dealers. In that case, once again, the appellants did not have "standing."

"The Chrysler dealers have the requisite injury – loss of their franchises – to meet the standing requirements," she wrote.

The formal paperwork in the filings is expected to be submitted to the courts within days on a motion to reconsider the bankruptcy court's decisions and the quo warranto pertaining to the authority of Obama and his appointees.

WND previously has reported on many cases brought over the issue of Obama's eligibility, including one at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that alleges Congress failed in its constitutional duties by refusing to investigate the eligibility of Obama to be president.

The case is being handled by attorney Mario Apuzzo for lead plaintiff Charles F. Kerchner Jr. and others against Obama, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, House of Representatives and former Vice President Dick Cheney along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The case focuses on the alleged failure of Congress to follow the Constitution. That document, the lawsuit states, "provides that Congress must fully qualify the candidate 'elected' by the Electoral College Electors."

The case asserts "when Obama was born his father was a British subject/citizen and Obama himself was the same."

The Constitution also provides, the lawsuit says, "If the president-elect shall have failed to qualify, then the vice president elect shall act as president until a president shall have qualified."

The Obama eligibility cases have cited Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, which states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Continue reading here .


Also see Lame Cherry's blog for a unique idea to get to the truth about Obama's citizenship issues:

...a rather simple legal request could be filed in the British Courts as follows:

Be it known, as a friend of this Court, this Solicitor and or Attorney, hereby requests said Court to grant acknowledged British subject rights to the son of a Kenyan Colonial, Barack Hussein Obama sr., who in wedding an underage American girl, one Stanley Ann Dunham, produced an infant in August 1961, under British mandate, a son Barack Hussein Obama jr., who is a full British subject.

Mr. Obama jr., has never renounced his British rights. Mr. Obama jr. has only noted incorrectly his British birth right "expired", when there is no such expiration.

Mr. Obama jr. therefore is asking this Court by this Solicitor, for this Court to acknowledge full British Citizenship, rights, return status, voting in elections, serving in Parliament, serving in the British armed forces and all rights, including health care benefits and retirement as is afforded all British Citizens.

An astute Briton, not appreciating the carnage of Mr. Obama, could quietly in the Courts gain full rights for Bearick Obama as is his right.
Once this is completed, that a British Court has affirmed that Mr. Obama is indeed British, then it would be quite impossible for any American Court to not deal with a British Court finding that Barack Hussein Obama was born British and is still British to his day.

Such a British finding would mean Mr. Obama was disqualified without one Hawaiian birth certificate, because the courts do not require Mr. Obama's records, but the already known records of Kenyan colonial Obama sr. and he already known under age sexual adventure of Stanley Ann Dunham.

If such a clever Indonesian Attorney were looking to make an international reputation, they could on Mr. Obama's school records affirm he was an adopted son of Lolo Soetoro and was indeed an Indonesian Muslim with full citizenship rights.

Find the right Lance Ito in a foreign court, and one does not need American Courts, as the foreign courts will do the work the Obama shill judges will not undertake.

The court of play has taken the ball from Barack Obama now. All should be done to promote the sound case of Attorney's Donofrio and Pidgeon. That assistance is in people connected intimately to those in England and Indonesia to quietly produce the results in those courts, so these American attorneys can drop the legal finding into the lap of a startled American Court.

Those who can move on this legally, should. This is the correct way to proceed in this finally. Now it is hoped that others will be inspired to add another wedge to this drive to exposing the fraud of Barack Hussein Obama.

Hat Tips:

Breitbart TV for video.


Lame Cherry

Update: Be sure to read the article at Politico. Comments are interesting and entertaining, too!

Some great comments there:

when the president is politically polarizing and calls half the country teabaggers and potential terrorists, what do you expect? Not to mention the debt, climate fraud and all this other garbage the administration is trying to shove down peoples throats. War on fox news, the czars, bailouts, union bailouts, and the list goes on and on and on and on and on.... You half to be the president of all the people, and the people need to trust you. People did not like Bush per say, but most people trusted him.

Posted By: No surprise December 10, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Surprise? I'm not surprised at all. I predicted this in November 2008. The feeble-minded sheep handed the keys to the Lexus to a rock star with a paper thin resume and all the substance of Casper The Friendly Ghost. Let's bring the grown-ups back!

Posted By: Arg December 10, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Hey!! I like Casper! But yes...let's bring the grown-ups back!

Not a surprise. Me and many others bought into this "Change" thing, but did not understand that Obama meant change for the worse on pretty much everything. a stimulus bill that spent $250K per "Job saved", an assault on my great medical insurance, run away spending, more war (What ever happened to the peace candidate?) At least Bush no secret of what he was or believed in, Obama acts too much like a lawyer never saying what he realy means. Straight up truth I kind of miss that.

Posted By: Sara December 10, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Yeah...Obama voter remorse group is growing bigger every day!

Bush's biggest mistake was following the advice of Rumsfeld and Cheney and not deploying more troops to Iraq sooner. Bush's failure to support a "surge" earlier in his administration cost him political support that he never got back. It reminded me of Lincoln's decision to back McClellan in the early days of the Civil War. It's no surprise that many people would like Bush back. I'd much rather have him back over Obama. People voted for Obama with the expectation that he would work in a bipartisan fashion. He talked about the overspending of the Bush Administration, but the Obama Administration proceeded to blow the doors off of any semblance of fiscal restraint. Obama talked about the need to find common ground on controversial issues such as abortion during the campaign, but now wants taxpayers to pay for abortions. Obama could have come out and addressed an issue like reliance on foreign oil and united environmentalists with national security hawks, but instead chose to adopt a far-left agenda. I live in Florida. We went for Bush in '04 and Obama in '08. There's no question in my mind that Obama would lose Florida (probably by double digits) if the same election were held today. Most independents I know that voted for Obama now regret their votes.

Posted By: JGP December 10, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Conservative tried to warn you!!!

Reportedly, when Bush and Obama met to discuss the presidency, after Obama had won the election, Bush stated to someone when the meeting was over "This guy doesn't have a clue." Turns out he was right about that. We now have a president doing on-the-job training, and so far is failing.

Posted By: Cheyenne December 10, 2009 at 11:12 AM


People aren't just blaming Obama for the current situation, they also greatly fear where he is leading us. Millions in the middle who voted for him are in disbelief.

Posted By: Mike December 10, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Though SOME STILL WON'T ADMIT IT! Like a certain relative of mine? ;-) Don't worry...he never reads blogs so he won't see this.

Barry obama is plain and simply a fascist, socialist and a marxist all rolled into one... the USA is a Christian nation we are just not a commie one.... B O go home... you are with out a doubt the stupidest and worst president in the history of this REPUBLIC...this country is conservative as a whole... the libs have screwed the pooch and main street America has now witnessed what a progressive agenda looks like and feels like and we REJECT IT!

Posted By: ncletsroll December 10, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Again...TRIED TO WARN YOU ALL all during the campaign!

The Liberals ignore the fact that Bush had to clean up the mess left by Clinton, to include looting the White House and destroying offices. He then had the 9/11 attack to contend with, largely the result of Clinton's foolish handling of prior terrorist attacks. Getting the stench of corruption out of the White House and restoring dignity was also an issue. Obama's replacement will have an even more daunting task of trying to undo the damage caused by this radical. One huge positive for Bush is that he respected the military and he did not despise this nation or its people. Obama can't be said to have done either.

Posted By: Annie December 10, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Face it, the entire Bush family is a high class act--even if you didn't agree with all of thier policies. But they are always the epitomy of genteel and dignified politics. But Obama has shown himself to be positively churlish by running down his predecessor at every turn. Something no Bush has ever done to any sitting president. Worse, Obama snubs longtime allies like Great Britain while grovelling in front of dictators and despots. You have to wonder what deep seated need in his own psyche motivates him to abase himself so shamelessly. Simply put, Obama's lack of social grace makes him look like he was raised in a barn. So, it's no surprise to me that most of his unpresidential antics abroad and leftwing policy agenda at home reeks of chickensh*t.

Posted By: Leo Leone December 10, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Bush didn't do apology tours. Bush loved the military. The military loved Bush. Bush loved America. "The Messiah" hates America and everything it stands for. Bush did not try to RAM SOCIALISM down our throats.

Posted By: John D December 10, 2009 at 11:25 AM

President Obama is a weak, feckless man, and as far from a 'leader' as one can get. We all, all of us, are products of our environement; we can't change that. It is who we are. So too is Obama the product of a 60's, radical indoctrination, of a corrupt Chicago community, who, on the spiritual side, took guidance and comfort from an anti-American, anti-white, anti-semitic preacher for 20 years. He is in way over his head, and I guarantee you that the West Point Cadets who sat on their hands before him last week, the same exact group would have jumped up with a Hoo-Rah if George Bush would have walked out there. Obama doesn't like his country, doesn't get welled up when he looks at the American flag, doesn't have the awe and reverence for the office in which he sits. And THAT is why he'll be a one-term president. Further, I predict, that if he continues to try to push any of his agenda that goes against the Constitution ... you'll see here what happened in Honduras ... he'll be removed from office.

Posted By: Lori December 10, 2009 at 11:30 AM

The veneer is peeling and people are beginning to see that the Obama hype machine is failing to deliver.

Posted By: Mark December 10, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Obama's declining support is a result of his utter lack of leadership, his arrogance, dishonesty, and total incompetence. He is leading this country to bankruptcy and communism. I'm baffled that he can garner 47% support. Before the end of his term, his support will be at record lows.

Posted By: HTS December 10, 2009 at 12:01 PM

It is a sad fact that most of the hate for Bush was media-created, pure and simple. Any minor issue was blown WAY out of proportion to reality ... with OButtHead we have the exact opposite from the media ... the willful purposeful burying of scandals and impeachable behavior. You Bush haters haven't got a clue ... you're all just parrotting the media crap and spin that was spewed during his 2 terms. P.S. - I didn't agree with Bush on all things, especially immigration control, but he did not lie, hate his own country, hate the American people, and generally perpetrate endless fraud and criminal behavior, despite all the crap you THINK you know. History will easily vindicate Bush as his intent was genuine ... Obama seeks to de-fraud, he IS the Manchurian Candidate in the flesh. P.S. - Biden is exactly the retarded oaf I told everyone he would be ... Cheney is INFINITELY smarter than the idiot V.P. we have now ... if you don't know that ... then YOU are a hopeless fool. P.S.S. - I met a kid in his late twenties, it was Dec. 7th ... it had no meaning ... it became clear he didn't know what the phrase 'Pearl Harbor' meant ... this is your 'public skrool system' at work ... howz that workin' for 'ya? And this vidiot generation is going to remain land of the free? I think not.

Posted By: Alistair Sinclair December 10, 2009 at 12:38

At least with Bush he said what he meant, and meant what he said. Obama speaks out of both sides of his mouth and still you do not know what he is saying, nor can you believe him

Posted By: amervet December 10, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Many more good ones, but I need to go cook dinner now!