Archive for August 24th, 2006

Wal-Mart Forms Alliance With Gay Group

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Wal-Mart has formed an alliance with a gay group in the name of expanding their customer base. Ford Motor Company has seen a decline in their sales and stock since making a decision to advertise to attract the gay community. I can only hope that Wal-Mart sees the same decline and changes their marketing plan before it is too late. I only wish I had read this article before spending $200 at my local Wal-Mart store this morning.

WASHINGTON – Wal-Mart Stores, the retail giant that grew up in the rural South, is moving to attract gay shoppers as it expands its presence in urban centers.

By entering into a partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce this week, the company “is making a very sincere effort to reach out to people who are a significant part of our customer base,” Wal-Mart spokesman Bob McAdam said Wednesday.

“I am proud of that effort,” he said.

But Wal-Mart did not issue a news release about the alliance, leaving the chamber to announce it. And as news of the partnership trickles out, a backlash is taking shape among some conservatives.

“I don’t think this is something that will sell on Main Street America, where most Wal-Mart stores are located,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative public policy group in Washington. “I don’t think cheap prices on goods from China will be enough to stop a rollback in their customer base if they choose to go down this aisle.”

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Liberals on Path to Extinction

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

I know it sounds like a wonderful dream, but its true that liberals may very well be on the path to extinction. It seems that liberals have less children than conservatives and since children usually end up voting like their parents, liberals are losing ground. Praise the God of heaven and earth. I find it amusing that this is a news story, I thought it was just common sense. Liberals are more concerned with killing babies that raising them. They are more concerned with making the almighty dollar than spending money on children. And how can they support causes such as saving the three-eyed tree frog and the North American Pine Tree if they have to buy diapers? No, it makes perfect sense to me and I think it is just as well. People who vote to kill babies should not be allowed to reproduce themselves.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — U.S. liberals face extinction if they don’t start having enough babies to keep up with conservatives, a Syracuse University professor told ABC News.

Professor Arthur Brooks said after studying numbers from the governmental General Social Survey, he found 100 unrelated liberal adults have 147 children, while 100 unrelated conservatives have 208 kids.

Brooks said that makes a difference, as 80 percent of people with political opinions vote like their parents.

In response, conservative pollster Kellyanne Conway told ABC liberals are creating their own fertility gap by their beliefs

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ACLU Investigating Trooper Who Apprehends 14 Illegals

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

In case there is someone out there who has not yet figured out the purpose of the ACLU, let me try to help – their sole purpose is to oppose what is right and defend what is wrong. It seems that their newest victim is a Rhode Island State Trooper who was simply doing his job when pulling over a vehicle on a routine traffic stop. It seems that the vehicle was filled with 14 illegal immigrants who had no form of ID. When the trooper found out they had no identification, he called the Department of Homeland Security. Seems like standard operating procedure to me, but the ACLU calls in racial profiling. The man was doing his best to help make our country a safe place to live and now he is being hounded by satan’s favorite organization. Give me a break!

The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating a Rhode Island state trooper who apprehended 14 illegal immigrants during a traffic stop, charging “racial profiling” and insisting the officer had no right to ask for ID.

The Rhode Island affiliate of the ACLU filed the case after the driver and several passengers alleged Trooper Thomas Chabot overstepped his authority during the July 11 traffic stop by taking immigration enforcement into his own hands, the Providence Journal reported.

However, asking for identification during traffic stops is a department procedure, and when the passengers could not provide valid ID, Chabot contacted officials with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division.

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Report: Iran planning nuclear ‘surprise’

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Most likely, the World (read that U.N. and member countries) will have moved too slowly and Iran will get nuclear weapons, which I don’t doubt, they will fire toward Israel as soon as possible.

A senior official in Teheran said Wednesday that in the next few days, a “surprise” was expected regarding Iran’s nuclear program, Al-Jazeera reported.
Teheran’s apparent refusal to suspend uranium enrichment set the stage for a showdown at the UN Security Council later this month.
The United States said Wednesday that a proposal by Iran for nuclear negotiations falls short of UN demands for a halt to enrichment, and began plotting “next moves” with other governments.
Diplomats from Europe, the US, Russia and China pored over details of Iran’s counterproposal
Wednesday, a day after Teheran presented it.
Initial comments from Russia and China, however, made clear that the US is likely to face difficulty getting at least those nations to agree to any tough sanctions against Iran.

Ohhh yes, those sanctions will scare them into compliance…NOT!!

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SIN MANAGEMENT IS BIG BUSINESS

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Take a few minutes and read this well written article by Paul Proctor about the decay of the church.

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Re-Post: “Let the world bring it on” by Stan Goodenough of Jerusalem Watchman

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Amnesty International (AI) has accused Israel of committing war crimes during the course of its self-defensive war against the Hizb’allah.
So the outed anti-Israel news agency Reuters informed us Wednesday.
Determined to prosecute such a charge while the widespread, media-manufactured outrage against Israel for its actions in Lebanon remains high, the so-called human rights group has called for the United Nations to quickly establish an “independent” inquiry into what it says were Israeli breaches of international humanitarian law.
AI, known for the enduring hostility of its relationship towards Israel, employed its “evenhandedness” approach by saying that “both sides” had broken these laws.
It is a tactic that is as tried and tested as it is transparent.
As much as it wants to be seen as such, and no matter how forcefully Egypt may insist it is – the Hizb’allah is not a legitimate national entity.
It’s a regionally-sponsored Islamo-facist terror machine that has consolidated its reputation and built up its growing following through acts of violence and gangsterism in Allah’s name.
On July 12, this Iranian-equipped and Syrian-facilitated militia perpetrated an act of international piracy by crossing into sovereign Israeli territory to kidnap Israeli soldiers, killing eight IDF men in the process.
And it unapologetically committed crimes against humanity by deliberately aiming at civilian population centers when it rained 4,000 missiles down on Israel between July 12 and August 14.
(An inquiry we can be sure AI will never call for is one into the responsibility of Tehran and Damascus for the outbreak of this war and their contribution to the tragic cost in Israeli and Lebanese civilian lives.)
No matter. What we have learned well during the past decades here in Israel is that the world wants to see Israel as guilty. Nations like France and England, South Africa, Russia and China are quite happy to be deceived into believing that Israeli soldiers and air force pilots, with the blessing of Israeli governments, will deliberately and even gleefully inflict death and destruction on Arab men, women and children.
Let them believe these lies. Let them prosecute Israel for them. Let them even – in their show trials in The Hague or wherever they choose to have them – find Israeli individuals or Israel as a nation guilty as charged.
These journalists and lawmakers, together with the public that believes and supports them, are set in their ways. The truth will make no dent in their bias; it will give no pause to their prejudice, no respite to their anti-Semitism.
This world sees modern-day Israel as:
* Increasingly a mistake at best, illegitimate at worst – created on stolen Arab lands.
* Expansionist – seeking to enlarge its borders by illegal occupation and ultimate annexation of more of those lands.
* Warmongering – ready and eager to make war on its neighboring states and against the Palestinian Arabs.
* Criminal in its warfare – deliberately targeting Arab civilians.
* Human-rights abusing – arbitrarily persecuting Arabs and employing collective punishment against them.
* Racist – abusive and segregationist towards its own Arab citizens (Israeli Arabs).
We know modern-day Israel to be:
* Wholly legitimate – both biblically and historically the rightful owners of all the ancient land of Eretz Israel.
* Excessively accommodating – has proven its readiness to relinquish claim to great chunks of that homeland.
* Sacrificially peace seeking – from the early 1900s repeatedly extending its hand towards the Arabs for peace; since 1967 demonstrably willing to take risks for peace, even at the cost of thousands of Israeli lives.
* Incomparably humanitarian in its warfare – never blitzing, carpet-bombing or in any other way mass-destroying its enemies; warning civilians to vacate areas the IDF needs to strike; placing its own soldiers repeatedly at risk in order to minimize the risk to civilians, the majority of who are fully supportive of and celebrate their countrymen’s attacks on Israeli civilians.
* Self accountable: As a nation repeatedly ready to express sorrow and remorse for the excessive or unlawful actions of individual Israelis; holding courts martial to punish and prevent abuse of Arabs by individual Israeli soldiers, etc.
* Restrained in its actions against terrorists – selectively targeting those it goes after; dealing with individual terrorist’s property when it could lay siege to entire communities; building security walls and fences to stop terrorist acts instead of employing iron fist against entire Arab communities out of which these terrorists come.
* Self-critical to an astonishing degree of any latent prejudices and, through its parliament as well as its courts, seeking to redress imbalances in treatment of the Arab minority – an Arab minority that, even as it perpetually complains, happens to enjoy the highest standard of living in the Arab world, the protection of its civil and human rights, an equal vote and its own parliamentary representatives (most of whom are openly hostile towards Israel), exemption from military service, and many thousands of whom live in luxurious villas and mansions that are to be seen in every one of Israel’s Arab towns.
The world is wrong in its treatment of Israel. It is unfair and it is unjust. But why worry about them? Let them bring it on. All they are doing is storing up judgment against themselves, judgment that will be poured out upon them when the God of Israel deals with all those who hate Zion.
Thank God, He is Israel’s defender. And while He, a holy God, will deal “in measure” with Israel for its many faults and sins, He knows where justice and injustice lie in regard to Israel’s conflict with the Arabs, and the world’s position on this conflict.
The Judge of all the earth is coming soon. “He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.” (Ps 96:13)

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Syria’s new ‘Hezbollah’ group training for attacks

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Baath party official: Lebanon war proves ‘resistance’ against Israel works

Well, as most of us thought, it’s going to sooner rather than later that Israel’s enemys attack. Why on earth Israel restrained the IDF and listened to the international community, I’ll never know.

JERUSALEM – Following what it views as a Hezbollah victory against the Jewish state, Syria is forming its own Hezbollah-like guerrilla organization to fight Israel in hopes of “liberating” the Golan Heights, according to a report aired yesterday on state-run Iranian television.
Last week, WorldNetDaily broke the story Syria is in the process of forming what an official from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Baath Party called the Front for the Liberation of the Golan Heights, a new “resistance” group that models itself after Hezbollah.
The official told WND the Front will attempt attacks to force Israel from the Golan Heights, strategic mountainous territory captured by the Jewish state after Syria used the terrain to attack Israel in 1967 and again in 1973. The Heights borders Israel, Syria and Lebanon and is claimed by Damascus.
Al-Alam Iranian television yesterday featured an interview with a man who identified himself as the leader of the new Front for the Liberation of the Golan Heights. The man, whose features were blocked out, said his new group consists of “hundreds” of fighters who are currently training for guerilla-like raids against Israeli positions in and near the Golan. He claimed the Front has opened several training camps inside Syria.
Last week, the Baath party official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told WND Syria learned from Hezbollah’s military campaign against Israel the past month that “fighting” is more effective than peace negotiations with regard to gaining territory. He said Syria’s new guerilla force would be trained by Hezbollah leaders.
“Syria is very serious about establishing this new guerilla force,” the official said.

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Conflict of Interest in NSA/Surveillance Ruling?

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

This caught my eye yesterday, but I didn’t have time to post it.

(CNSNews.com) – The federal judge who ruled the Bush administration’s terrorist surveillance program unconstitutional may have a conflict of interest.
Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, says Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, a Jimmy Carter appointee, serves as a secretary and trustee for a foundation that donated funds to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
Judge Taylor sided with the ACLU of Michigan in her recent decision.
Judicial Watch says it discovered the potential conflict of interest after reviewing Judge Diggs Taylor’s financial disclosure statements.
According to her 2003 and 2004 financial disclosure statements, Judge Taylor served as secretary and trustee for the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (CFSEM) and was reelected to the position in June 2005. The official CFSEM website says the foundation made a “recent grant” of $45,000 to the ACLU of Michigan, a plaintiff in the wiretapping case.
According to the CFSEM website, “The Foundation’s trustees make all funding decisions at meetings held on a quarterly basis.”
“This potential conflict of interest merits serious investigation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “If Judge Diggs Taylor failed to disclose this link to a plaintiff in a case before her court, it would certainly call into question her judgment.”
The lawsuit, filed in Detroit by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleged that President Bush exceeded his executive authority in ordering the NSA to monitor international phone calls and e-mails — only those to or from the United States involving people with known or suspected links to terrorists.

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New Stem-Cell Procedure Doesn’t Harm Embryos, Company Claims

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Well Good!! Then there’s no more reasons to keep the infanticide factories (abortion clinics) open any more.

NEW YORK — A biotechnology company has developed a new way of creating stem cells without destroying human embryos, billing it as a potential solution to a contentious political and ethical debate.
“This will make it far more difficult to oppose this research,” said Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology, the Alameda, Calif., company that reported the new method.
Stem cell researchers were impressed by the new technique’s ability to produce two robust lines of stem cells without requiring the destruction of embryos, and a White House spokeswoman called it encouraging.

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