Archive for February 1st, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s Political Resume’

Friday, February 1st, 2008

I got this in an email. It does serve as a good reminder.

Hillary Clinton has been telling America that she is the most qualified candidate for president based on her “record,” which she says includes her eight years in the White House as First Lady — or “co-president” — and her seven years in the Senate. Here is a reminder of what that record includes:

As First Lady, Hillary assumed authority over Health Care Reform, a process that cost the taxpayers over $13 million. She told both Bill Bradley and Pat Moynahan, key votes needed to pass her legislation, that she would “demonize “anyone who opposed it. But it was opposed; she couldn’t even get it to a vote in a Congress controlled by her own party. And in the next election, her party lost control of both the House and Senate.

Hillary assumed authority over selecting a female Attorney General. Her first two recommendations, Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, were forced to withdraw their names from consideration, and then she chose Janet Reno. Janet Reno has since been described by Bill himself as “my worst mistake.”

Hillary recommended Lani Guanier for head of the Civil Rights Commission. When Guanier’s radical views became known, her name had to be withdrawn.

Hillary recommended her former law partners, Web Hubbell, Vince Foster, and William Kennedy for positions in the Justice Department White House staff, and the Treasury, respectively. Hubbell was later imprisoned, Foster committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

Hillary also recommended a close friend of the Clintons, Craig Livingstone, for the position of director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of up to 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies, Filegate, and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, both Hillary and her husband denied knowing him. (FBI agent Dennis Sculimbrene confirmed in a Senate Judiciary Committee in 1996 both the drug use and Hillary’s involvement in hiring Livingstone. After that, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office, after serving seven presidents for over thirty years.

In order to open “slots” in the White House for her friends the Harry Thomasons, to whom millions of dollars in travel contracts could be awarded, Hillary had the entire staff of the White House Travel Office fired. They were reported to the FBI for “gross mismanagement” and their reputations ruined. After a thirty-month investigation, only one, Billy Dale, was charged with a crime — mixing personal money with White House funds when he cashed checks. The jury acquitted him in less than two hours.

Another of Hillary’s assumed duties was directing the “bimbo eruption squad” and scandal defense. She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr’s investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.

Then they had to settle with Paula Jones after all. And Bill lost his law license for lying to the grand jury. And Bill was impeached by the House.
And Hillary almost got herself indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice: she avoided it mostly because she repeated, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” 56 times under oath.

Hillary accepted the traditional First Lady’s role of decorator of the White House at Christmas, but in a unique Hillary way. In 1994, for example, The First Lady’s Tree in the Blue Room, the focal point each year, was Decorated with drug paraphernalia, sex toys, and pornographic ornaments, all personally approved by Hillary as the invited artists’ depictions of the theme, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Hillary wrote “It Takes a Village,” demonstrating her Socialist viewpoint.

Hillary decided to seek election to the Senate in a state she had never lived in.

Her husband pardoned FALN terrorists in order to get Latino support and the New Square Hassidim to get Jewish support.

Hillary also had Bill pardon her brother’s clients, for a small fee, to get financial support.

Then Hillary left the White House, but later had to return $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork she had stolen.

In the campaign for the Senate, Hillary played the “woman card” by portraying her opponent, Lazio, as a bully picking on her.

Hillary’s husband further protected her by asking the National Archives to withhold from the public until 2012 many records of their time in the White House, including much of Hillary’s correspondence and her calendars. There are ongoing lawsuits to force the release of those records.

As the junior Senator from New York, Hillary has passed no major legislation. She has deferred to the senior Senator Schumer to tend to the needs of New Yorkers, even on the hot issue of medical problems of workers involved in the cleanup of Ground Zero after 9/11.

Hillary’s one notable vote, supporting the plan to invade Iraq, she has since disavowed.

Quite a resume, isn’t it? Sounds more like an organized crime family.

Train Up A Child – A NEW Bible Story Mural – Now Available!

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 (King James Version)

“This mural is a whimsical interpetation of this well known verse and will surely communicate the idea to children on their level. The logo on the side of the coal car says JESUS SUNDAY SCHOOL EXPRESS. This can be changed to say CHILDREN’S CHURCH, or can have the name of the church in the logo.”

See Mr. Westbrook’s Bible Story Murals here.
Bible Story Murals
If your church is looking for a unique way to bring the Word of God to it’s children and young people, take a look at Doug Westbrook’s Bible Story Murals. Each wall sized mural is based on the hand painted originals Mr. Westbrook created at Central Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and represents a different well known Bible story.
They are available on durable vinyl wallpaper for easy installation.

Al Qaeda Uses ‘Down’s Syndrome’ Women to Blow Up Baghdad Markets, Killing 73

Friday, February 1st, 2008

The typical mode of operation for Muslim terrorist; use the innocent to prove how evil and violent they can be. All in the name of Islam, Allah Akbar, yada, yada, yada and all the rest of their insane nonsense.

Two women thought to suffer from Down’s syndrome may have been unwilling suicide bombers in twin blasts that killed up to 73 people at pet markets in Baghdad today.

The first bomber instantly killed 45 people at a packed pet market in Baghdad in the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital in six months.

A separate attack shortly after killed 20 people and wounded scores at a bird market in southern Baghdad.

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The Horror of Britain’s Honour Killings by James Button

Friday, February 1st, 2008

For those of you who believe that Islam is a religion of peace, please read the following article very closely. Does a man of peace kill his own child? We have said it a thousand times here on this blog, Islam is not a religion of peace, but one of hatred and murder.

THE grainy video, taken on a mobile phone and played in a British court last year, shows a young woman lying on a bed, telling how her father had tried to kill her.

She says he gave her some brandy, pulled the curtains and asked her to turn around, at which point she fled the house. It sounds far-fetched, but Banaz Mahmod knew what she was talking about. Within a month, the 19-year-old was dead.

Mahmod, an Iraqi Kurd whose family arrived in Britain as asylum seekers when she was 10, had been forced to marry a Kurdish man from the Midlands. But the marriage was a disaster and Mahmod fled to the family home in south London, saying her husband had raped her. In London she fell in love with another man, Rahmat Sulemani, an Iranian Kurd whom her family said was not a good enough Muslim.

One day she kissed him on a street. A Kurdish bystander photographed the kiss on a mobile phone and showed it to her uncle, Ari Mahmod. He called a family meeting where it was decided that the couple would be murdered.

Three months after she disappeared, Mahmod’s naked body was found in a case buried in a Birmingham backyard. The young men her uncle had recruited to kill her had also raped and tortured her, and left the bootlace they used to strangle her around her neck.

Sentencing Mahmod’s father, uncle and one of the killers to a collective 60 years in jail, the judge told them Banaz had been an admirable woman who had made one mistake: she fell in love “with an accomplished man that you and you family thought was unsuitable. So to restore your family honour you decided that she should die.” The men’s standing in their community, the judge said, had been “more important than the happiness of your flesh and blood”.

The Banaz Mahmod case horrified Britain. It also showed how far the country has come in fighting the extraordinary phenomenon of honour killings and how far it has to go.

Student Disciplined for Pen With Gun Company Logo

Friday, February 1st, 2008

What is up with this country?

A student has been threatened with a 3-day suspension from school for bringing to campus, and using, a pen with the corporate logo of the Glock company, a large stylized “G” with the letters “lock” inside.

Cooler heads eventually prevailed, and the father reports that he was successful in convincing the school officials to not only withdraw the threat, but also the formal reprimand that already had been placed in his son’s educational file.

However, WND previously has reported on a student who was punished for advocating for gun rights, as well as yet another student who was punished for a sketch of a gun. And the newest incident raised concerns among bloggers and participants in web forums.

“Didn’t (sic) Ford and GM build guns during WWII… Those products should not be around children, for there (sic) own safety. All teachers with a ford or GM car should have their illegal property crushed today…,” wrote “jhud” on one forum. “Also the word springfield, and the numbers .22, .223, .32, .38, .40, .45, 5.56, 7.62, .50, .44 45-70, .450 etc and any math problem with the numbers involved. Also, we need to remove 9 and 10 mm from the rulers.”

“Sounds like under this policy, any student or teacher with the last name of Winchester, Remington, and possibly even Smith (Smith & Wesson) would not even be allowed to attend or work at the school,” added “Alacran.”

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Huckabee Heckled in Sodom (San Fran)

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was heckled by protestors during a speech in San Francisco Thursday.
Members of the anti-war group Code Pink shouted down the former Arkansas governor during an address before the Commonwealth Club. They were eventually hustled out of the Fairmont Hotel ballroom, but the affable, engaging Huckabee took note of the disruption.

“The beauty of America is that a person can come and even make a disruption, and you know what, that person is not going to be taken out and shot.”

Huckabee then continued his speech about his tax plan, which was warmly received by the rest of the audience.

When asked about Governor Schwarzenegger’s endorsement of John McCain, Huckabee told KCBS reporter Doug Sovern, “Nobody is inevitable until all the votes are in.”

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Now Brits Ban ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’

Friday, February 1st, 2008

More catering to the homosexual agenda.

Only months after a plan generated by California’s legislature created a ban on the use of “mom” and “dad” in public schools, the Brits have announced a similar move, with orders for teachers to be more sensitive to homosexuality and not use terms like “mum and dad.”

According to a report in the Mail online, a guidance plan has been released to tackle “anti-gay bullying” in schools in Britain. Written by the homosexual activist group Stonewall and announced by government Schools Secretary Ed Balls, the plan tells teachers not to make assumptions about a “mum and dad,” perhaps instead referring to “parents.”

And it directs teachers to introduce to students as young as age four the idea of same-sex couples in order to battle “homophobic” attitudes.

The California plan, which now is being targeted by an initiative effort that aims to take the issue to voters to have them overturn it, mandates a positive – and no other – portrayal of bisexuals, homosexuals, transgenders and others choosing alternative sexual lifestyles in public schools.

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Canadian Muslim Student Calls for Mass Murder in Canada

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Charles Johnson, over at Little Green Footballs posted about this situation and makes this point:
“Amazingly, while writers and publishers are being brought up on mindcrime charges in Canada for criticizing Islam, a Muslim university student who is openly calling for jihad attacks and mass murder on Canadian soil is the subject of a debate over ‘free speech’.”
Notice that the article never identifies him as a Muslim. The world continues to fail to name the true enemy.

TORONTO – A Toronto-area man has been posting messages on the Internet supporting attacks against Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil, drawing the attention of RCMP national security investigators.

Police have advised the Bangladeshi-Canadian that he is under investigation for incitement and facilitating terrorism after he repeatedly called the killing of Canadian troops in Canada “legitimate” and “well deserved.”

No charges have been laid, but counterterrorism officers are apparently taking it seriously, and the case has set off a debate inside government over where to draw the line between free expression and incitement.

“The promotion of hate and violence has no place in Canadian society, and it is an offence under the Criminal Code,” Stockwell Day, the Minister of Public Safety, responded when shown a sample of the postings. “Our government carefully balances the right to freedom of expression with our duty to protect Canadians from harm.”

Alarm bells about the online writings went off last September after German authorities arrested three Islamic militants accused of planning to bomb the Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport.

That same day, Salman Hossain posted several messages about the plot on the comment board of a Toronto-based Internet site where he is a frequent contributor.

Although Mr. Hossain claimed in one of his communications with the National Post that he made the comments in a private online chat room, the messages can easily be viewed by anyone using a simple Google search.

“I hope the German brothers were gonna blow up US-German bases in their country. We should do that here in Canada as well. Kill as many western soldiers as well so that they think twice before entering foreign countries on behalf of their Jew masters,” he wrote.

“Any and all Western soldiers getting prepared to enter Muslim nations like Afghanistan or Iraq should be legitimate targets by any and all Islamic militants either in the attacked nations or in the western nations –if there were any planned attacks against Canadian/ American soldiers by ‘Muslim militants’ in Canadian soil, I’d support it,” he added.

“Canadian soldiers in Canadian soil who are training to go to Afghanistan or Iraq are legitimate targets to be killed. … Now it is POSSIBLE AND LEGITIMATE!! … believe me, if we could have enough of our soldiers killed, then we’d be forced to withdrawn from Afghanistan.”

In addition, he singles out Jews, writing: “When do I get to shoot a few Jews down for attempting to blow up dozens of mosques in America right after 9-11 … why f—ing target the Americans when the Jews are better?”

The author of the messages is a Mississauga university student in his mid-twenties who claims to know the infamous Khadr family and several of the men arrested in Toronto in June, 2006, on terrorism conspiracy charges. He confirmed to the National Post that he was the author of the postings but later declined to comment further on the advice of his lawyer. While he writes that he approves of attacking Canadian troops, he also says he would not do so himself.

Despite being visited by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and RCMP and told he was under investigation, Mr. Hossain has continued to post messages approving of attacks on Canadian troops.

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Arab Nations Eye Control of U.S. Companies

Friday, February 1st, 2008

With our country’s weakened financial situation, it’s important to understand that the oil rich Arab countries, who I’d like to point out are Muslim, are planning on seizing control of as many U.S. countries as possible. This fact is incredibly dangerous to us as a country.

Sovereign Wealth Funds in six Persian Gulf countries – including Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar – have now amassed $1.7 trillion, positioning them for attempts to control major banks and securities firms in the U.S.

The funds are ready to invest petrodollar earnings worldwide as their managers examine equity plays on businesses around the globe, Business Week reports.

Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Persian Gulf are comprised of government-controlled investment portfolios amassed largely as a result of the windfall profits from oil climbing to record highs.

Increasingly, U.S. investment bankers are traveling to the Middle East to meet what Business Week calls the “New Kings of Wall Street.” The fund managers include:

  • Shiek Khalifi Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman and managing director of the $875 billion asset Abu Dhabi Investment Authority that in late November invested $7.5 billion for a 4.9 percent equity stake in Citigroup.
  • Bader M. Al Sa’ad is the managing director of the $213 billion asset Kuwait Investment Authority, a fund which has become the cornerstone investor in the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China’s largest commercial bank.
  • Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabir Al-Thani is Qatar’s prime minister and head of the Qatar Investment Authority, a $50 billion investment fund that in September bought 20 percent of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Soud Ba’alawy, the executive chairman of Dubai Group, a financial conglomerate which includes the Dubai Investment Group that through Borse Dubai owns a 19.9 percent stake in Nasdaq, the second largest securities exchange in the U.S.
  • Among U.S. companies, including many of the largest banks and financial institutions, there are many candidates that now or soon may be more than willing to receive capital infusions from foreign sources, including Middle East Sovereign Wealth Funds.

    The Wall Street Journal at the end of December published a list of U.S. companies with earning problems resulting from the sub-prime meltdown, the housing slowdown and the credit crunch experienced as the U.S. economy slowed down in the fourth quarter last year.

    The Wall Street Journal list included:

  • Ambac Financial Group expected a $5.4 billion pretax write-down in the fourth quarter 2007 and planned to cut its quarterly dividend by two-thirds;
  • American International Group, or AIG, saw a $2.54 billion after-tax drop in the value of investments in assets that are backed at least in part by sub-prime mortgages;
  • J.P. Morgan Chase reported fourth quarter 2007 net earnings fell 34 percent as it recorded $1.3 billion in markdowns on sub-prime positions and saw higher credit costs;
  • Washington Mutual expected to record a fourth quarter 2007 loss on a $1.6 billion goodwill write-down on the value of its home loans business;
  • Wells Fargo announced that fourth quarter net income fell 38 percent on a $1.4 billion reserve for credit losses.
  • On the list were several financial institutions that have already showed up in the market exploring foreign investment capital, including Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
  • Equity investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds differ from traditional private or public investment in that the equity purchased is not owned by a private investor or public holder of listed common stock but by a foreign government that owns the stock as a government entity.

    Foreign investments in U.S. companies are subject to approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CIFUS, organized within the U.S. Treasury.

    As WND reported, a national outrage broke out in 2006 when a Dubai company, Dubai Ports World, proposed to take over operation of some 22 U.S. ports, as part of an acquisition involving the London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation.

    In the closing months of last year, foreign investments announced to help major U.S. banks and financial institutions received, by comparison, almost no public outcry. Many believe that’s largely because the infusion of foreign capital was perceived by the public as necessary as troubled U.S. financial institutions scrambled to find capital required to continue operations under asset and reserve requirements.

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    Amazing Old Stars Give Birth Again

    Friday, February 1st, 2008

    Two points I’d like to make here:
    1. Isn’t it wonderful how when we think we understand God’s universe, that he goes and does something totally unexpected?
    2. The Bible, tells us that in the end times, we will see many amazing things in the sky.

    Two old stars appear to be gearing up for a second generation of planet formation, a phenomenon astronomers say they have never seen before.

    “This is a new class of stars, ones that display conditions now ripe for formation of a second generation of planets, long, long after the stars themselves formed,” said UCLA astronomy graduate student Carl Melis, who reported the findings at a recent meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin, Texas.

    The stars are BP Piscium in the constellation Pisces and TYCHO 4144 329 2, which resides in the constellation Ursa Major. The exact ages of the stars are unknown, but it is estimated they are at least hundreds of millions or possibly billions of years old, and might have already given birth to planets long ago.

    “Most astronomers now believe that most stars are accompanied by first-generation planets of some sort, even if the planets are not massive enough to be picked up by the radial velocity [detection] technique,” Melis said.

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    Sex Show Returns to College that Banished Cross

    Friday, February 1st, 2008

    How is it that the President of the College of William & Mary still has his job? Enough is enough.

    A promotion of the sex industry, G-strings, pasties and nudity included, is returning to the historic College of William & Mary, which earlier removed a cross from the famous Wren Chapel because it could offend visitors.

    Gene Nichol, president of the college that was a Christian institution at its founding, was the decision-maker when the cross first was banished from the chapel, then restored to a special secured case when alumni protested. He confirmed he would not alter plans for the Sex Workers’ Art Show to be performed twice on Feb. 4.

    Last year, the show’s appearance on campus provoked outrage from alumni and supporters who accused Nichol of staging an affront to religion and morality in light of his then-recent decision to withdraw the cross from display in the chapel.

    He said this year that students requested the show, they voted to spend campus funding for it, and he could not change that because of “the First Amendment and the defining traditions of openness that sustain universities.”

    Rector Michael Powell said the Student Assembly this year voted to spend $2,200 in student fee funds on the show.

    It is scheduled to be performed at the Williamsburg school at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium, where strippers, prostitutes and other sex workers will appear.

    According to a report in the Newport News Daily Press, the Rev. Jennifer Ryu of Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists would have allowed the show at her church before she learned that it could violate a county ordinance on public nudity, which the show features.

    “We have a reputation in town of being an open-minded church,” she told the newspaper. “With all the controversy, it’s hard to make an informed judgment about the show unless you see it.”

    However, John Foubert, an education professor who researches sexual violence toward women, said studies confirm that exposing men to pornography made them more likely to commit sexual assault.

    “I’m opposed to – and working strongly against – pornography and the industry,” Foubert told the paper. “What I believe the Sex Workers’ Art Show does is promote the porn industry, and it goes beyond a speech issue. … The issue here is an issue of public nudity.”

    The Flat Hat student newspaper noted Foubert expects the sex show “to bring increased … sexual aggression, and by itself may also lead to a short-term increase in incidents [of] sexual assault at William and Mary as well.”

    Thomas Chappell, of the class of 2011, objected to the use of mandatory student fees on the sex show.

    “Those that choose to attend should bear the full cost of the ticket prices instead of using everyone else’s money to help the people that attend pay for admission,” he said.

    The student newspaper’s online forum, however, raised some additional objections.

    “Can you imagine if a student Christian organization wanted the university to sanction its evangelistic presentation on campus in the name of First Amendment freedoms that Nichols claims to prize? No way,” wrote one participant. “Nichol has already demonstrated his hostility to organize religion quite clearly. But organized porn? Hey, no problem.”

    “It’s laughable for Nichol to insist his hands are tied on this show and there’s nothing he can do about it. He could do something about it if he REALLY wanted to. This is the same president who unilaterally made a decision overturning decades of powerful William and Mary tradition with the Wren Cross. He can’t have it both ways. His actions regarding institutional or traditional constraints at the college seem to vary according to his personal preferences. Sure his hands may be tied, but he tied them himself this time,” added “C.K.”

    “There was a time when I regarded W&M as the premier school in the state,” wrote JM, who identified himself as an art professor. “Stories like these make me revise that opinion.”

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