Archive for January 22nd, 2008

Thompson Out

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

I really thought that Thompson would fare well in this race. I think his failure proves that you cannot ride the fence or take the backseat and still get elected. Thompson never took a firm stand on anything as far as I can see (except maybe the war – maybe). America is looking for a man who stands up for what he believes in and Thompson didn’t really step up to the plate.

Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who attracted more attention as a potential presidential candidate than as a real one, quit the race for the White House on Tuesday after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

“I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort,” Thompson said. “Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people.”

Thompson’s fate was sealed last Saturday in the South Carolina primary, when he finished third in a state that he had said he needed to win.

In the statement, Thompson did not say whether he would endorse any of his former rivals. He was one of a handful of members of Congress who supported Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2000 in his unsuccessful race against George W. Bush for the party nomination.

Thompson, best known as the gruff district attorney on NBC’s “Law & Order,” placed third in Iowa and South Carolina, two states seemingly in line with his right-leaning pitch and laid-back style, and he fared even worse in the four other states that have held contests thus far. Money already tight, he ran out of it altogether as the losses piled up.

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An Anniversary to MOURN: Roe v. Wade

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Fifty million babies have been killed since January 22, 1973. Picture that in your mind. We find it hard to believe that terrorists killed around 3,000 of our people on Sept. 11th, yet we say nothing about the fact that we, ourselves, are killing that many babies everyday. These are babies that God created. Sure, there are some who say they got pregnant accidentally, but I assure you, those babies are no accident to God. Each one knit together in his/her mother’s womb by Almighty God – each one with a purpose for his/her life.
All the arguments such as ‘life does not begin at conception’ and ‘it’s a fetus not a baby’ may stand up in court here on earth, but they will not stand in the High Court where Jesus Christ is the judge. On Judgement Day, those who perform the abortions and those who have fought for ‘a woman’s right to choose’ will realize just how wrong they were.
America has made many mistakes as a country in its history, but I believe Roe v. Wade is one of the (if not THE) biggest mistake ever. We will be required to pay for our ‘choice’ and I fear the price will be extremely high – more than we ever imagined. God help us.

Nearly 50 million unborn children have been killed through the abortion process since the notorious Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973, according to National Right to Life.

That averages out to more than 3,000 abortions every day since that ominous date – worse than suffering a Sept. 11 death toll daily for 35 years. But these deaths are not the work of ruthless terrorists; they come at the hands of our own medical practitioners.

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the landmark ruling, but do the majority of Americans really support what the court found?

“The pro-abortion mantra is that the public supports Roe,” said Senior Legal Counsel Michael Johnson of the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal group that works to defend religious freedoms. “That presumption is on shaky ground.”

ADF states that even though polls show a slim majority of Americans favor the controversial decision, an overwhelming majority supports some kind of restriction on abortion – an allowance not afforded in Roe v. Wade.

A number of pro-family organizations contend that most Americans are unaware of what the ruling allows.

They argue that the more people know about Roe v. Wade, the less likely they are to support it.

“The abortion industry has waged a decades-long deception campaign to suppress the truth about abortion,” Johnson said. “If Americans knew the truth about Roe, they wouldn’t be as supportive.”

Do You Know Roe?

The Alliance Defense Fund, Focus on the Family, Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America have worked together to produce the “Roe IQ Test,” which was designed to show that most people don’t truly understand Roe v. Wade.

The pro-family groups say that Americans were rudely awakened after taking the survey, when they discovered the true colors of Roe v. Wade.

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Also see Saving the Trees and Killing the Children

Bill Clinton Asleep During MLK Memorial Service

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

I am sorry to all you Billary fans, but this is just too funny to overlook! You have to go to the original link and see the picture. Is this guy a narcoleptic or what?

Bill Clinton showed yesterday why he made it into the book “The Art of Napping.”

During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president was caught nodding off.

Clinton was there during a service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while his wife was nearby at Abyssinian Baptist Church, where she was endorsed by its minister, Rev. Calvin Butts.

Clinton has had napping episodes before. Among others, he nodded off at a Mets game and at Ronald Reagan’s funeral.

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Russia Delivers 5th Fuel Shipment to Iran

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The Bible tells us that Russia will play a large role in end time events…..

Russia delivered on Tuesday the fifth fuel shipment to the Bushehr nuclear power plant it is building in southern Iran, the country’s mass media said, citing Iranian nuclear officials.

Russia has so far supplied a total of 55 metric tons of low-enriched uranium to the plant, which has been the focus of international attention over fears Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

The remaining three shipments will be delivered under contract and according to a previously agreed timetable.

Sergei Kiriyenko, the director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, earlier said Russia will complete fuel supplies to the Bushehr NPP in late February.

“In February we will complete the supplies, and actual work with the fuel at the plant will start in July-August,” he said.

The first delivery to the plant, being built by Russian contractor Atomstroyexport, came on December 16, 2007 following months of project delays that Moscow attributed to payment arrears, but which Iran blamed on pressure from Western nations.

Under a bilateral intergovernmental contract, Russia is set to deliver a total of 82 metric tons of fuel divided into eight shipments. Deliveries are monitored by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

United States President George W. Bush, who has led international calls for sanctions against

Iran over its refusal to freeze its nuclear program, said last month that he supported the start of Russia’s enriched uranium deliveries to the Islamic Republic, and that Tehran no longer has any excuse to develop its own enrichment capabilities.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov echoed Bush’s comments in late December, saying it would not be economically viable for Iran to continue its uranium enrichment program.

However, Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali-Hamenei insisted earlier this month that Tehran would continue enriching uranium for future nuclear power plants.

Tehran plans to hold tenders for the construction of 19 new nuclear

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