Archive for July 30th, 2008

McDonald’s Profits Help Fund Naked Homosex-Fest

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

McDonald’s, home of the Big Mac and Happy Meals, has sponsored a homosexual festival featuring public nudity for both men and women, according to the American Family Association.

The AFA is ramping up the pressure on McDonald’s for its decision to fully promote the homosexual lifestyle and condemn people who object on moral and religious grounds as haters.

In a new alert to its millions of supporters, the AFA confirmed McDonald’s was a sponsor of the 2007 San Francisco “Gay” Pride parade with a television commercial.

“In the ad, a McDonald’s official (Darwin Choy) brags that it is ‘a company that actively demonstrates its commitment to the gay and lesbian community,'” the AFA said.

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Gasoline The “Political Pawn” For Dems

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Senator Bunning (R-Kentucky) says the best way to address high gas prices is to get more fuel to the market, but Democrats are “sitting on their hands” and preventing that from happening.

He contends Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is ignoring the toll that gas prices are taking on family budgets in order to protect Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) from angering the liberal wing of the Democratic Party – special interests opposed to oil drilling.

GOP and Democratic logos”Simply put, Democrats are doing everything they can to avoid the energy debate because they know they are losing it,” says Bunning. “They know Republicans are right when they say we need to find more and use less.”

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Mass. House Votes to Let Out-of-State Gays Marry

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

BOSTON – The Massachusetts House voted Tuesday to repeal a 1913 law that had been used to block gay marriages involving out-of-state couples, all but assuring that the state will allow same-sex couples to wed regardless of where they live.

The 119-36 vote came after the state Senate approved the repeal earlier this month, and Gov. Deval Patrick has said he will sign the bill. The measure requires one more procedural vote in each chamber before it is to the governor.

Opponents recoiled at the outcome.

“With that protective barrier removed, out-of-state same-sex couples who marry here will sue to seek recognition in their home states, creating a flood of costly lawsuits and further eroding the people’s right to define marriage democratically,” the Massachusetts Family Institute said in a statement.

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“Antichrist’s Press in Training?” by Terry James

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Members of the American press are charting new political coverage waters with their sycophantic reporting on Barack Hussein Obama’s tour of the Middle East and Europe. Even the mainstream news media’s own are finding problems with their institution’s obsequious treatment of the Democrat Party’s presumptive candidate for the presidency of the United States.

A pundit pointed out criticism by one mainstream journalist about the coverage of Obama’s out-of-country trip. The well-known news personality voiced her concern that Obama was getting away with less-than-honest comportment as a first-line presidential candidate while he barnstormed far away from domestic turf.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was the one journalist with the courage to name what she was actually seeing happen: Obama faking even being interviewed by the press. “Let me say something about the message management. He didn’t have reporters with him, he didn’t have a press pool, he didn’t do a press conference,” either in Afghanistan or Iraq, noted Mitchell on the air. Instead Obama manufactured “what some would call ‘fake interviews,’ because they are not interviews from a journalist,” Mitchell went on. Mitchell understands very well that this contrived image management is powerfully all to Obama’s political advantage. He’s shameless when it comes to managing his own image. “Politically it’s as smart as can be,” she conceded before noting the big obvious truth nobody else in the media was bothering to expose: “We’ve not seen a presidential candidate do this, in my recollection, ever before” (“Obama Faking It,” by Maggie Gallagher, Real Clear Politics, July 23, 2008).

Slavish media attention to the nation’s first African American to have a possible chance, even probable likelihood, of being elected to the nation’s highest office was having some apparently unintended effects. Despite the intensive Hollywood-like publicity coverage at every turn to Obama’s posturing as if he were already president, the polls in America seemed to reflect a recognition, similar to Ms Mitchell’s, that the American media monolith was engaging in overkill –or maybe that would be over-exuberance for the candidate they obviously champion.

Even before the news was out that all three TV broadcast networks–ABC, CBS, and NBC–had sent their anchors along to cover Obama, leaving only a modicum of network coverage for McCain back in the states, the polling statistics were not looking good for the mainstream news conglomerate.

“[A] Rasmussen Reports survey found that plenty of…Americans agree: ‘49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help the Democrat with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago. Just 14% believe most reporters will try to help McCain win, little changed from 13% a month ago. Just one voter in four (24%) believes that most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage’” (The New York Times, “The Opinionator, Has the Press Voted for Obama?” by Tobin Harshaw, July 21, 2008).

I haven’t found a similar poll since the news has been made well-known that the major television networks have assigned their news anchors, CBS’s Katie Couric, ABC’s Charles Gibson, and NBC’s Brian Williams to do special interviews with Obama while he moves through what many are calling a “campaign extravaganza.” As of this writing, the grandiose treatment the Democrat candidate is receiving isn’t helping. At best, he has held even in the tracking polls, and the trend has been one moving slightly downward. Again, as of this writing, the race is statistically even, when the margin of error is included.

So, it seems the American press, at least, will have to come up with new, innovative techniques that the voting public hasn’t yet caught onto, if they are to influence elections in the future, to the extent they influenced them in the past–when the big 3 networks had a collective monopoly on coverage. Now, the news venues are so fractionalized by the cable and satellite additions for the viewing/listening/reading publics, that old techniques, no matter how powerfully presented, run the risk of turning off the voters, rather than turning them on.

The U.S. press–at least, the traditional, mainstream press–is proving inept in shaping the political landscape as they once did. But, they continue to act as if they believe they can still do it like in the good ol’ days. With their venturing into the Mid-East and Europe, acting for all the world like Obama’s personal publicity machine, the sense is that this is but the beginning of the process to thrust forward candidates of global, rather than of merely national, jurisdiction. European media already speak as one, for the most part. It is their American brethren they must wait upon to come into the global news propaganda siege machine. The American journalists are in training, so to speak.

One day, a man of supernaturally infused charm and abilities will step on the end-times stage of human history. God’s prophetic words say the following about this future global politician: “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things” (Dan. 7:8). And again the prophetic word says: “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months” (Rev. 13:5).

Antichrist, the supreme globalist-politician, will utilize a future propaganda siege machine, the likes of which this Armageddon-destined world has never seen.

–Terry

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“What Is The Market Value Of An Arab Terrorist?” by Todd Strandberg

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

For several years, Israel and its Islamic foes have been conducting a bartering system. When they’re not exchanging gunfire with each other, they’re negotiating how to trade terrorists for captives.

The trading of captured soldiers has occurred throughout history. It was very common during the American Civil War. By having a typical one-for-one exchange, both sides can dispense with the task of having to feed and guard enemy soldiers, and they get healthy men back into battle.

There is nothing even-handed in the exchanges Israel has been making with terrorists. All the trades have been ridiculously lopsided. Here are a few examples:

In 1978, Israel traded 76 PLO members for one single captive soldier.

In 2004, Prime Minster Sharon traded 435 security prisoners and the bodies of 59 Lebanese combatants for the bodies of three Israeli soldiers and an Israeli civilian, a drug dealer.

Just a couple weeks ago, Israel traded five terrorists and the bodies of 200 Arabs killed trying to attack Israel for the remains of two soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.

For over two years now, Hamas and Israel have been haggling over Gilad Shalit, who was abducted during a Palestinian attack on an army border post close to the Gaza Strip. The price for Shalit’s freedom is very high. Hamas sent a long list of people it wants released via Egyptian mediators. It includes approximately 1,300 names, some of which are high-ranking Fatah members.

I think Israel is on a slippery slope with such prisoner exchanges. Shalit was captured for the very reason of using him to bargain for the release of fellow terrorists. Israeli soldiers have even expressed their unhappiness with trading terrorists for captives.

Officers and soldiers from one of the Israeli army’s top reserve infantry brigades sent a letter to Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff General Gabi Ashkenazi insisting that he not permit the exchange of jailed Palestinian terrorists for any of them should they be captured by the enemy in future military operations.

Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general, Sheikh Naim Kassem, said he would not rule out the abduction of more Israeli soldiers in order to achieve the organization’s goals.

There is also the issue of who is being released. One of the five terrorists just set free was Samir Qantar, who had been serving a life term for the deaths of four Israelis, including a 4-year-old girl and her father. Qantar killed the toddler by bludgeoning her skull with the butt of a riffle. For his part, Qantar promised to add to his bloody record by continuing his fight against Israel.

I think the Arabs’ willingness to agree to these exchanges reflects poorly on themselves. If Jews are the “descendant of pigs and dogs,” it doesn’t speak well of the value of an Arab if they are willing to trade two Israelis for 200 of their own kind.

The fundamental problem is that the Islamic system has little regard for the value of life. In the Iraq and Afghanistan war, America has lost 4,000 soldiers, and we have killed 90,000 terrorists. But yet, we are the ones constantly being reminded by our foes that we are the ones suffering heavy losses.

With over a billion Muslins in the world and only six million Israeli citizens, the Jewish state cannot afford to continue this rate of exchange in the short run.

In the long term, the exchange rate looks far more promising. If Israel were smart, it would find some way to lock in the rate. The day is coming when the mountains of Northern Israel will be littered with the bodies of millions of dead Arab and Russian soldiers. When that day comes, Israel could ransom any captives several times over.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog. And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land” (Ezek. 39:11-12).

“And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood” (Ezek. 39:17).

— Todd

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