Saturday, January 21, 2006

Anniversaries...Good and Bad

First the good...

Friday was the 25 anniversary of Ronald Reagan's inauguration to president. Via Townhall.com, I found a great website from the Heritage Foundation that commemorates Mr. Reagan and his career, including many of his speeches, memorable quotes, and video commentary from one of his closest advisors and a Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow In Public Policy for the Heritage Foundation, Edwin Meese III.

My favorite speech from Mr. Reagan so far is A Time for Choosing, Mr. Reagan's campaign address for the Goldwater Presidential Campaign. To me, by far this is probably one of the greatest speeches in history. He just lays out in plain English the state of our nation at that time and more importantly, it comes off as amazingly prophetic as the circumstances he describes then seem quite similar to today. I've read it at least five times already and I'm inspired each and every time.

So are you a Ronald Reagan Fan or at least agree that his presidency was benefitial to our nation? If so, what is your favorite speech or quote from Mr. Reagan? If you disagreed with him, why?


And now for the bad....
Lashawn Barber writes
"Tomorrow marks the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. In what was hailed a “victory” for women, the Supreme Court wrote a new law, giving us the “right of privacy” to have our babies slaughtered in the womb without fear of prosecution for homicide for ourselves and the abortionists."
As usual she is right on the money! It is truly very dark days in our country when we continually allow the mass murder of innocents for the purpose of convenience and selfishness disguised as freedom and choice. I pray that the tide is turning with the appointments of John Roberts to the Supreme Court and the soon to be confirmed Samuel Alito.

It amazes me to no end that many continue to maintain the most backwards of ideas that abortion is actually benefitial to women, while reality says otherwise. If anyone out there knows of someone who is considering abortion or if you are someone who is considering abortion, or maybe you have already had one and need help dealing with your "choice", www.optionline.org is a place that may be able to help. There is a plethora of resources and it is completely confidential.

Are there any pro-abortion (anti-life) people out there? How do you reconcile with yourself the guilt of agreeing with murdering the innocent?


Now, on a lighter note: Hillary Clinton Plantation Speech Hilarious!
(Hat tip: Bucktown Dusty of From The Pen.com)

Friday, January 13, 2006

Jesse Jackson Is Up To His Old Tricks....

From Reuters.com,
Jackson, who helped make Martin Luther King Day a holiday, released a new study showing that five of the 20 states -- New Jersey, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee -- with the highest black populations had failed to hire any minority fund managers.
My question is, how many black firms are there in these states regardless of the population? I mean, personally, I don't really know very many black financial planners or money managers myself. How does he know that there are enough black owned firms to handle the business? Notice that the so called "study" did not note such findings, only the large population of blacks and the fact that there aren't any black firms hired by those states.

I am sure that once he gets more governors on board he will magically have a predetermined list of firms for them to choose from to hire. I must admit, the man is good...at being evil.

Lets hope the governors and officials of these states don't fall for his antics this time.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Lou Rawls, Dies At 72....

Another sad day indeed, soul singer extraordanaire Lou Rawls has died of lung cancer, he was 72 years old. He passed away in Los Angeles, Ca. All I can say is wow. Sometimes you forget that these "celebrities", even your favorite ones are still human and so it is still quite surprising when you hear that they've died. It also reminds me of my own mortality. I remember my parents listening to him, especially my mom, it seemed like every weekend.

I'll always remember his yearly telethons and of course the United Negro College Fund of which he is quite well known for.

I didn't know him personally so I hope he found the Lord prior to his passing.