Tuesday, June 28, 2005

What..!??Huh???

I remember seeing Billy Graham as a kid on television all of the time. My dad used to watch him all of the time even though he never really went to church, I guess he would have his church in front of the t.v. It was funny because I just didn't get why he was so fascinating to my father, I was always bored to tears when listening to Mr. Graham. Of course, I was just a kid then, didn't really know any better. Now that I am grown I must say that when I listen to Billy Graham speak...I am still bored to tears! While I've never been to a world famous Billy Graham crusade or have seen him speak in person, I always believed he was a good man of character, a strong man of God. I figured, a professed Christian man with that much influence on so many people can't be a bad thing, can it? The way my parents would speak about him, you'd think he could walk on water. Due to some unfortunate encounters with wicked, amoral pastors, I eventually grew up from such a notion. Yet, it still surprised me to read that not only did the Clintons appear at Billy Graham's last crusade and actually speak, but that Mr. Graham returned complements to both and made some, how do you say, "interesting" statements to Bill and Hillary.

As reported by Newsmax.com and Yahoonews, apparently Billy Graham and the Clintons are good 'ol buddies and friends. After Bill Clinton gushed over Billy Graham, citing his stand against segregation back in the day, Billy Graham commented
that Bubba Clinton should become an evangelist and allow "his wife to run the country."! What!!???Huh??? Is this man for real? Either Mr. Graham's true colors have come through or he is a lot sicker than he lets on. It is one thing to be cordial, even complementary, as he told them they were a nice couple and all, but to suggest that a man such as Bill Clinton become an evangelist for Christ, without first admonishing him to repent, simply defies all reason. Then to go further by suggesting, even half-jokingly, that Hillary Clinton (probably the angriest woman on the planet) should run this country....! Words just can't describe...Amazing!


UPDATE:
Rev. Peterson: The Clintons' Political Futures Received The Greatest Benefit From Billy Graham's Revival!

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20


Sunday, June 26, 2005

Two Cheers for Andy...? or whomever...

I don't know where this statement came from or if it really is Andy Rooney but I like it and agree with about 99.9% of it, just to be difficult. As a disclaimer, the following is probably not Andy Rooney given that he typically has come off as more liberal, even though I am sure many far left leaning liberals would consider him more conservative. Some have speculated that this is the words of George Carlin the comedian, popular for such quotes as..."Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?"

I am posting the following here because I can concurr with it and believe it to be true, no matter who said it.

        I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens...
        Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.
        Guns do not make you a k iller. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.

        I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?


        I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

        When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability.
        I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

        My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours. I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word "freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines.

        I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.

        We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution
        is a living document; and open to their interpretations.

        I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.
        I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn't stop you from watching them.

        I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on
        the building.

        It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say "NO!"

        I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement.And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

        I am sick of "Political Correctness." I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa;so how can they be "African-Americans"? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and nowhere else.
        And if you don't like my point of view, tough...
        THEN DON'T PASS IT ON!!


Please pass it on for it is so true and may do someone some good to read it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

An Exclusive Interview With A Gitmo Interrogator

Unless you've been in a cave over the past couple of weeks you know about the uproar created by remarks from Sen. Durbin regarding GITMO and its treatment of detainees captured on the battlefield. This is in addition to statements made by the human rights organization Amnesty International referring to GITMO as the "Gulag of our times".

Needless to say, Sen. Durbin is either seriously misguided or completely dishonest. I choose the latter, although he did finally apologize. As far as Amnesty Int'l, these guys are idiots, plain and simple.

If you want the real scoop about what is taking place at GITMO and want to know first hand what the brave men and women in the U.S. military are doing to protect our rights and freedoms check out this interview by Right Thinking Girl, with a GITMO interrogator.

When will people get a clue about what is really going on in the world. We are at a strange crossroads in this country where if we continue down one path the results will surely be a complete disintegration of America as we once knew it to be. Getting back to the foundations of our country is where many of the solutions to today's issues are.


"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Isaiah 5:20

Monday, June 20, 2005

Black is White and White is Black....

What in God's holy name is wrong with our country? This morning on the Today show I saw a Crpl. Jonathan Reese and Spl. Sean O'Shea being interviewed by Matt Lauer, not for their bravery on the battlefeild, no, not to get a read on their opinion of the war in Iraq, nuh uh, not even to give these gentlemen an opportunity to speak with their family, who I am sure misses them a great deal while they are serving. Nah! They were being interviewed because they have the "priveledge" or so you would think, of guarding Saddam Hussein. Yes, they have been gaurding the brutal, evil dictator for about 10 months and were on the Today Show to give their first hand account of what Hussein is like behind bars.

I have to admit, when I heard the plug I was interested, foolishly thinking that I would hear some type of reinforcement of the fact that this man is going to be tried for his atrocities against his own people, that while being treated humanely, these soldiers are eager to see justice meted out towards this man. Nope. The talk about their experience with this brutal man was as if they were guarding the Pope or something. It seemed that the interview consisted of Matt Lauer asking about what he was fed and that Saddam Hussein expressed some dissapointment in the fact that the guards didn't say goodbye before they were reassigned. Amazing!

What is going on with the MSM? Have they completely lost their minds? Are they that stupid or are they really against America winning this war? It baffles the mind sometimes to realize some of the foolishness being uttered by high profile figures in the press and among politicos, from GITMO being compared to gulags to embarrasing photos of Saddam being considered cruel, and now we have the Today show running a PR campaign for Saddam Hussein.

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Isaiah 5:20


Sunday, June 19, 2005

Happy Fathers Day...

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there who are holding it down for their families. Especially those who are taking care of their children inspite of unfortunate circumstances, I pray God's grace be upon you all.

QUOTES ABOUT DAD

"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again." -- Enid Bagnold

"It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all." -- Alice Walker

"None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world-so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal." -- Victoria, Queen of England

"That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all." -- J. August Strindberg

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." -- William Shakespeare

"It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was." -- Anne Sexton

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." -- English Proverb

"To be a successful father . . . there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years." -- Ernest Hemingway

"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father." -- Gabriel García Márquez

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." -- Sigmund Freud

"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example." -- Mario Cuomo

"Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young,
Who loved thee so fondly as he?
He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue,
And joined in thy innocent glee."
-- Margaret Courtney

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right." -- Bill Cosby

"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" -- Lydia M. Child

Monday, June 13, 2005

Parental Rights & Responsibility

According to the American Family Association there is some controversy arising in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where some parents are upset because the local school has administered an explicit sex survey to sixth-graders. The survey solicits answers to questions such as "How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?" and "The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?" Amazing! What is really got these parents in an uproar is the fact that they were not notified of the survey prior to it being administered nor were they allowed, once they became aware, to review the survey for appropriateness. The reasoning being used by the school administrators for not showing the survey to the parents is laughable, citing the fear that the parents would "misinterpret" the questions! What!!! And they aren't sharing the same concern over the sixth graders possibly "misinterpreting" the questions??!! How incredibly anal and down right evil can you get?!

Any "real" parents out there who are as concerned and outraged at such foolishness as I am, please click here and take the online poll asking whether or not you agree with the school's choice to not allow parents to view the sex survey material at the American Family Association website. Needless to say , my answer to that is a resounding NO! I do not agree with such nonsense. What could these people possibly gain by giving 10 and 11 year old kids a survey about whether or not they are having sex? And what is the true reason why the administrators aren't allowing parents to review this material for appropriateness? If they really believe that anyone is going to accept the explanation of having a fear that the parents will misinterpret the questions, then they obiously have a very low opinion of the parents of these students. Sad indeed. My guess is that they know that if they would allow the parents to review the survey prior to passing it out to the kids, that there would be an overwhelming objection to such an excorcise.

Just another example of the good ol' guv'ment steppin in to do what parents seemingly do not want to do anymore, take care of your children! Teach them! Guide them! Discipline them for pete's sake! This is what we've come to, the state has the gall to step in and teach our children things that we, for various reasons, would not teach in the same manner and at stages in their development that is just all too inappropriate. If anything, giving thes kids such a survey will only serve to encourage rather than discourage sexual activity.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Questions.....

Hypothetical questions...just something to think about.

Question one: You are walking down the street and happen to pass by a home, looks decent enough, simi-clean and nice yard. All of a sudden you hear horrible screaming from inside, what do you do!

Question two: You are at a friends home, this friend has a small child (maybe 2 or 3yrs). You are chatting it up, laughing, having a good ol'time. You settle down a bit in the living room with your friend and notice the little one wandering into the kitchen where there is a hot stove on, what do you do?

Question three: Once again you are out and about in your neighborhood, maybe on a job or just a brisk walk around the block and you happen to pass some neighbors walking together, a woman, and a man and another woman in a wheelchair. The man is pushing the woman in the wheelchair, while the first woman walks behind. The wheel-chair-bound woman appears to be paralyzed, at least from the waist down and looks to have down syndrome. She comes off as non responsive. As they are passing by you, you witness the man pushing the wheel-chair firmly slap the paralyzed woman in the head, once, then twice, then a third time, laughing afterwards....what do you do if anything at all?

Last Question: You somehow find yourself standing in an abortion clinic, not just in the lobby or one of the waiting rooms but right in the operating room and lo and behold, a young pregnant woman is escorted in, she is maybe 7 or 8 months, placed on the operating table and is prepped for "surgery". The expecting, reluctant mother asks the nurse if the "it" will feel any pain, the nurse responds with confident "no" answer. Then the nurse assures her that the procedure won't take long and she will be up and about in no time at all, then walks out. A few minutes later the doctor walks in, scrubbed up...? and gets ready to start the procedure...the question to you is...well of course, what do you do if anything at all?

For all of you BDP or Public Enemy fans out there, remember the phrase "stop the violence" back in the '80's? Well, think about that when you read this link. Just something to think about.

If would you like to answer feel free to post.