Archive for November 16th, 2009

The God of All Comfort

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (New International Version)

President Obama Takes Heat on Afghan Timing

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Even Obama’s press shills are starting to grow weary of his inability to make decisions on anything but the socialization of America and his out of control spending. It’s kind of like closing the door after the horses, cows have escaped the barn, but I guess it will serve some purpose to remind people what a dismal leader they voted into the White House.

SHANGHAI, China – President Barack Obama made no effort to conceal his irritation when his press corps used the first question of his maiden Far East trip to ask what was taking him so long on Afghanistan.

Jennifer Loven of The Associated Press had asked: “Can you explain to people watching and criticizing your deliberations what piece of information you’re still lacking to make that call.”

“With respect to Afghanistan, Jennifer,” the president scolded, “I don’t think this is a matter of some datum of information that I’m waiting on. … Critics of the process … tend not to be folks who … are directly involved in what’s happening in Afghanistan. Those who are, recognize the gravity of the situation and recognize the importance of us getting this right.”

The cool president’s heated response reflected second-guessing from the press and Pentagon about a process that has spanned eight formal meetings with his war cabinet, totaling about 20 hours.

The White House has been deliberately portraying the process as thorough, emphasizing the opposing views the president has considered, as a way of positing a contrast with President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq.

But former Vice President Dick Cheney has accused the president of “dithering,” and the military brass has used leaks to push for a quick decision, with the original hope that additional troops would be in place well before the traditional spring fighting season.

In a tough column in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times headlined “Obama must rethink rethinking Afghanistan,” Doyle McManus said the deliberations were “starting to look like dangerous indecision”: “In George W. Bush, we had a president who shot first and asked questions later. In Barack Obama, we have a president who asks the right questions but hesitates to pull the trigger.”

While foreign trips often provide presidents with a respite from a pressing issue, Afghanistan has shadowed Obama during his four-country swing. He has continued to work on his plan on the road. And in their few opportunities to ask Obama a question, U.S. reporters have pressed the president on Afghanistan rather than inquiring about Asian alliances.

Obama will likely have one more war council when he returns to Washington later this week, even though Wednesday’s session had been billed as the last one. The president is said to have most of the information he needs, but is working through some details.

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“Giving The Beast Teeth” by Michael G. Mickey

Monday, November 16th, 2009

In what could be as soon as a few days, the revived Roman empire of bible prophecy, the European Union, is going to name its first EU President and Foreign Minister as a result of the ratification of its Lisbon Treaty. Even before that has happened, Italy is calling for a European Union army to be formed, as seen in an article:

Italy’s foreign minister called for the creation of a European Union army following ratification of a landmark EU reform treaty, in a newspaper interview out Monday.

Speaking ahead of an EU summit this week, Franco Frattini said the Lisbon Treaty establishes “that if some countries want to enter into reinforced co-operation between themselves they can do so.”

“Every country duplicates its forces, each of us puts armoured cars, men, tanks, planes, into Afghanistan,” he told Britain’s Times newspaper, saying there was a “necessary objective to have a European army.”

“If there were a European army, Italy could send planes, France could send tanks, Britain could send armoured cars, and in this way we would optimise the use of our resources.

“Perhaps we won’t get there immediately, but that is the idea of a European army”.

In bible prophecy we see that the prophesied Antichrist and the world government under his control is not only going to have a lot of political clout, it is also going to be mighty in its offensive military prowess.

Daniel 7:7: After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns.

Daniel 7:23: Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

For a long time my position has been that the European Union, headquartered in part in Brussels, Belgium, has never had to look far to find teeth to bare. After all, the greatest military alliance in the world, NATO, is based in Brussels as well. The creation of a uniquely European Union military force, however? That would be dramatic to say the least. And who knows? It may be on its way to occurring before our very eyes.

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Obama Green-Lights Arab Land Grab

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Obama despises Israel and is making no bones about letting everyone know it through his policies. What a sad day for America. God will not be mocked.

TEL AVIV – A top Palestinian Authority negotiator told WND that the Obama administration won’t stand in the way of a Palestinian threat to unilaterally ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state outside of negotiations with Israel.

Despite widespread assumptions the U.S. would veto any such U.N. Security Council resolution, the PA negotiator said that in initial discussions, the Obama administration did not threaten to veto their conceptual unilateral resolution.

“The U.S. told us that they prefer a negotiated settlement
with Israel, but if we (Palestinians) insist on a resolution, the Americans will not necessarily reject it,” the PA negotiator said.

“The U.S. has a history of never before vetoing any U.N. move to create a new state,” the negotiator pointed out.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said yesterday the Palestinians had decided to turn to the U.N. Security Council to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

Separately, the negotiator, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the Obama administration is “totally on board” with a plan by Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to create a state on the pre-1967 borders within two years.

WND first reported in September that according to a top PA official, the Obama administration has largely adopted the positions of the Palestinian West Bank leadership to create a Palestinian state within two years based on the pre-1967 borders
, meaning Israel would retreat from most of the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem.

The PA negotiator WND spoke with yesterday said that his authority’s primary goal now is to secure a letter of support from the Obama administration affirming the U.S. commitment to a pre-1967 Palestinian state within two years.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday hit back at the PA plan to unilaterally declare a state, warning such a move will be met by “one-sided Israeli measures.” He did not elaborate.

“There is no substitute for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and any unilateral attempts outside that framework will unravel the existing agreements between us and could entail unilateral steps by Israel,” Netanyahu told a high-level gathering of Israeli and American policy makers at the Saban Forum in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu stressed that in order to achieve peace, “negotiations must resume immediately.” He affirmed Israel was prepared to begin talks “with a generous spirit.”

“I want to stress that we are willing to take steps that will help in advancing the peace process, but it must begin, there is no reason to waste time,” said the Israeli leader.

While negotiations were not easy, Netanyahu said, “there is no other way to bring about change.”

In September, a senior PA official told WND that aside from supporting a Palestinian state in the pre-1967 borders, the Obama administration also had accepted the PA position that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations begin where they left off under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who went further than previous Israeli leaders in his concessions to the Palestinians.

Olmert reportedly offered the PA not only 95 percent of the West Bank and peripheral eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods but also other territories never before offered by any Israeli leader, including parts of the Israeli Negev desert bordering Gaza as well as sections of the Jordan Valley.

“We understand from the U.S. that the Netanyahu government is not in a position to go against creating a state within two years,” the PA official said.

The official claimed the Obama administration was ready to ultimately consider “sanctions” against Israel if the Netanyahu government rejected negotiations leading to a Palestinian state. The official refused to clarify which sanctions he was referring to or whether he was specifically told by the U.S. government it would consider sanctions.

The PA official claimed Obama can make a “headache” for Netanyahu if the Israeli leader does not conduct negotiations leading within two years to a Palestinian state.

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“Fort Hood: The Price of Political Correctness” By Eric Bruni

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Before I begin my commentary, I would first like to extend the condolences of myself and my family to the family members and those victims involved in the Fort Hood terrorist attack. May the Lord give you comfort and bring you peace in this time of great sorrow. God Bless all of our service men and women who put themselves in harm’s way, everyday, simply by putting on their uniform.

That being said, I will not disgrace the names and memories of these fallen heroes by NOT acknowledging the true problem. The problem, my friends, IS islam.

The brutal attack on our troops here was the result of what happens after years of political correctness run amuck. After years of “you can’t say anything bad about islam.” We have allowed a militant religion to infiltrate the very core of our nation under the guise of ‘diversity’.

That’s right, MILITANT.

Islam always has and always will be a religion based in militant ideology. This is not new. This is plainly stated in their texts and proven through history.

Yet, people today, wearing their PC badges of honor, STILL try to impress upon us the idea of the ‘religion of peace’. I have yet to see this so called ‘peace’ that everyone touts so highly when speaking of Muhammed’s wonderful religious organization. I can, however, document all of the atrocities committed by him as well as his peaceful followers, all in the name of Allah.

How can an unrepentant murderer found a religion of peace and then proceed to use violence to spread it and walk away looking as pure as the driven snow?

Answer: He can’t.

The only way this is possible is for people to purposefully blind themselves to the truth and that, my friends, is where we find ourselves today.

In the name of ‘tolerance’ we have let the fox into the hen house and cried freedom of religion while doing it. Do you really believe that our founding fathers intended religious freedom to allow subversive, cultic, sects to infect our society to the point that we are destroyed from within? Um, the answer to that would be ……no. Thieves may as well start calling THAT practice a ‘religion’ and then we’d have to defend their acts of theft under the banner of tolerance. Don’t stop there! Why don’t we sanction legalized child molestation so that molesters won’t ‘feel bad’ or be ‘hated’? Instead we’ll provide a ‘safe and legal’ environment for them to practice their perversions because the alternative might be unpleasant, right? We could cut down the number of kidnappings and child murders all in the name of wonderful ‘tolerance’.

Just don’t mention Jesus. THAT would be….well…….crossing a line.

A new and glorious age is upon us. Diversity, tolerance, and acceptance are all king despite any violations of morality and we celebrate all of our differences and line up to be slaughtered in the process.

You do realize that the whole Muslim world is laughing at us. Laughing and reveling in our ignorance. They attack us through those very things we THINK make our country great but, in actuality, only keep us divided and oblivious while they sneak in and corrupt our once God-fearing nation. They said they would do it. Didn’t anybody listen? No. Instead, we’re told not to jump to conclusions even though every ounce of evidence points to the obvious. I’m reminded of the words of Satan in the garden, “you will not surely die”, despite the fact that God had just informed Adam and Eve that the contrary would, in fact, happen.

Notice something. Not once in my commentary have I suggested violent retribution against Muslims in the name of Christ. There are no Muslims being slaughtered in the streets of America. Christ wouldn’t want that, a principle that muslims don’t seem to want to embrace. You know, the idea of loving your enemy by praying for them? However, loving your enemy does not mean helping him to kill you either.

We have to recognize the enemy and we haven’t. It’s like quarantining someone with the plague. It’s not pleasant but it has to be done. There is no place for a cult like Islam in a free society. It is the antithesis to such a society. We instead choose to fight against a tactic (terrorism) instead of the cause of said tactic. This is like prescribing Advil for cancer. It might help some very mild pain but you’re not engaging the problem. The problem is a violent cult religion founded by a murderous tyrant.

So please, spare me your justifications involving the ‘religion of peace’.

My eyes are wide open. Are yours, America?

Or will it take another several thousand innocent deaths before you suddenly awaken AGAIN to feigned remorse that will gloss over as soon as you realize someone’s feelings may be hurt?

Don’t disgrace the names of ALL those who have died at the hands of this murderous cult.

People in Texas and all over the world are counting on us.

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Fourteenth Ft. Hood Victim Forgotten

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Many people may have missed the fact that Private Francheska Velez was three-months pregnant. Her baby died with her that day.

Army Major Hassan currently faces 13 counts of murder in the massacre, but one of the victims was pregnant. The baby died in the shooting. ADF attorney Steven Aden suggests Hassan should be charged in the death of the unborn child.

“The Uniform Code of Military Justice reflects the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which was passed in 2005 to protect unborn children,” the attorney explains. “The law says that it is murder to cause the death of a child in utero at the time of the murder, regardless of whether the killer intended to kill the child.”

Aden tells OneNewsNow that Private Francheska Velez, who was three-months pregnant, was looking forward to being a mother. The 21-year-old Chicago native knew it was a boy, he adds.

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From the Makers of the Movie “Fireproof” Comes Their Next Movie “Courageous”

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Good work, Sherwood Pictures. Take a moment to visit their website.

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they face danger every day. Yet when tragedy strikes close to home, these fathers are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, and their faith. From this struggle will come a decision that changes all of their lives.

With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures embraces God’s promise to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers.” Souls will be stirred, and hearts will be challenged to be … courageous!

COURAGEOUS. Honor begins at home!

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Administration to Propose Federal Oversight of Subways

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The government takeover of more private industry continues without letup. Socialism at full speed. Remember what they said at the beginning…”never let a good crisis go to waste”. They are willing to use anything to destroy America.

In the wake of last summer’s deadly Metro crash in Washington, D.C., the Obama administration reportedly plans to propose that subway and light-rail systems across the country fall under federal oversight.

The pitch comes as the administration moves to increase regulation over the financial, auto, health care and industrial sectors.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that the administration will present its plan to Congress, which would have to approve it, in the coming weeks for the U.S. Department of Transportation to regulate those systems. The regulation would cover every system from New York City to Washington, D.C. to Boston and beyond.

The shift is an attempt to reverse a long-standing prohibition against federal regulation on subways — the prohibition dates back to a time when only a handful of cities had subway systems.

But Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the Post that federal officials felt hamstrung in the wake of the Metro crash in June.

“After the train crash, we were all sitting around here scratching our heads, saying, ‘Hey, we’ve got to do something about this’,” LaHood said. “And we discovered that there’s not much we could do, because the law wouldn’t allow us to do it.”

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Obama Care to Impose “Fines and/or Jail Time” for Refusing It

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I received this email today. Please read the whole email. Not only is Reid going to pass Obama Care quickly and without public review; going against the his promise to us not to do that, there are several provisions of the bill that will punish people, with fines and possible jail time, if they do not carry insurance that meets with “government approval”.
Our government is completely out of control.

The cat is out of the bag… under Pelosi-Care, American citizens who refuse to purchase an Obama-approved health insurance plan will face fines of up to 250,000 dollars and up to five years in jail.

When asked what gave Congress the right to institute such a tyrannical mandate, Democratic Senator Jack Reed actually had the nerve to tell CNS News that it was constitutionally justified.

Why? Because, according to Reed, it was no different than making people “sign up for the draft.”

Got that?

As far as Nancy Pelosi and Barack Hussein Obama and Jack Reed and radical leftists in Congress are concerned, they have every right to force you to purchase a Pelosi-Obama-approved health care plan under penalty of law.

And apparently, like the draft, it’s your solemn duty to purchase their so-called health care plan… or else.

If you cross them… if you are not covered by a health care plan that has the Obama-Pelosi Seal Of Approval, the IRS will assess a penalty of up to 2.5 percent of your income and if you resist paying this penalty, you can go to jail for up to five years and/or be fined up to 250,000 dollars.

Congressman Dave Camp, the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, put it this way:

“This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail.”

Specifically, when asked for the justification, under the Constitution, for Congress to make the draconian requirement, Reed told CNS News:

“Let me see… I would have to check the specific sections, so I’ll have to get back to you on the specific section. But it is not unusual that the Congress has required individuals to do things, like sign up for the draft and do many other things too, which I don’t think are explicitly contained [in the Constitution].”

“Get back to you?” … on the Constitution? … Is this man actually a United States Senator? … it should be obvious, Reed has no idea what’s in the Constitution. And it should be equally obvious that leftists like Reed and Pelosi and Barack Hussein Obama have little regard, if any, for the Constitution anyway.

And lastly, it should be painfully obvious exactly why Pelosi-Care (the spawn of ObamaCare) must be stopped.

Oh… one more thing just recently became obvious… it seems Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will try to ram Pelosi- Care down our throats before we even know what hit us after all.

Right after some Senior Democrats claimed last week that so-called “health care reform” would not be resolved in the Senate this year, Reid immediately (and quietly) moved to bring Pelosi-Care to the Senate floor.

Debate will start on Tuesday… even though Reid has not even finalized the Senate version of the legislation.

Whoa… just last week, Reid said, “They want us to do this the right way, not the fast way.”

What a turnaround…. Why the rush Harry?

If we’re going to stop Pelosi-Care, we must act today, because time is short.

Tell them that you, and the overwhelming majority of Americans, are tired of the stealth tactics… the intimidation tactics… the deceptions that are being employed to pass Pelosi-Care behind the the American people’s back… behind closed-doors… and against the will of the American people.

Tell them that whether it’s called ObamaCare… or Pelosi-Care… or anything else for that matter… the overwhelming majority of Americans flat-out reject government-run health care… period. Tell them that no American should be threatened with fines or imprisonment for refusing to purchase a government-regulated commodity (in this case, an inferior government-run health care plan). And finally, remind them that the American people fought a revolution over 200 years ago under similar circumstances.

And Reed’s Not The Only One Who Feels That Way.

It would be easy to dismiss Reed’s comments as idiotic babblings were it not for the fact that other prominent Democrats agree with the sentiments.

Liberal ABC News tried to pin Barack Obama on whether he thought jail time was appropriate for those who did not purchase a government-approved health care plan… Obama side-stepped the question.

According to ABC News:

“The President said that he didn’t think the question over the appropriateness of possible jail time is the ‘biggest question’ the House and Senate are facing right now…Obama said, ‘penalties are appropriate for people who try to free ride the system and force others to pay for their health insurance.'”

But an army of liberal bloggers and Internet posters came to Obama’s defense and attempted to make the bogus claim that the federal government forcing people to buy government-approved health care was no big deal because, after all, people are already required to purchase auto insurance and homeowners insurance.

Of course, what these leftist fellow-travelers failed to mention is that no one is forced, under penalty of law, to drive a car… the government doesn’t send people to jail for up to five years for refusing to take out a mortgage.

Driving an automobile and owning a home are voluntary acts. If (and the key word here is “if”) you drive a car, most states (and auto lenders) will require that you carry auto insurance. If you take out a mortgage, the lender will require that you actually insure their property (it doesn’t really belong to you until the mortgage is paid-off… right?).

And the federal government is not exactly front-and-center in either of those cases.

But that’s not the case when it comes to Pelosi-Care.

The Congressional Budget Office stated: “A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action.”

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said:

“But here would be the first time where our [federal] government would demand that people buy something that they may or may not want… you know, if that’s the case, then we didn’t need a ‘Cash for Clunkers,’ all we had to do is have the federal government say you all got to buy new cars, no matter how tough it is on you.”

Actually Senator Hatch, almost got it right. When it comes to Pelosi-Care, the government would not simply be saying; “you all got to buy new cars, no matter how tough it is on you.”

The federal government would actually be saying, “you’ve all got to buy new cars… and you can only buy a Yugo… you must pay at least 15,000 dollars for that Yugo … if you refuse to buy that Yugo, you’ll pay a fine… and if you refuse to pay the fine, you just may go to jail.”

This insanity called Pelosi-Care must be stopped. It must be stopped now.

Tell them that you, and the overwhelming majority of Americans, are tired of the stealth tactics… the intimidation tactics… the deceptions that are being employed to pass Pelosi-Care behind the the American people’s back… behind closed-doors… and against the will of the American people.

Tell them that whether it’s called ObamaCare… or Pelosi-Care… or anything else for that matter… the overwhelming majority of Americans flat-out reject government-run health care… period. Tell them that no American should be threatened with fines or imprisonment for refusing to purchase a government-regulated commodity (in this case, an inferior government-run health care plan). And finally, remind them that the American people fought a revolution over 200 years ago under similar circumstances.

Are We Living In The Old-Soviet Union?

A poster to the CNS News website made the following observation in reference to the story on Senator Reed:

“We are at the point of a communist takeover… we are under fire America, stand up and take notice… they’re trying to take all of our freedoms away from us.”

The poster is right. Pelosi-Care sounds like something that would have come out of the old-Soviet Union.

In fact, it is exactly the type of thing that used to come out of the old-Soviet Union… it’s tyrannical.

But there’s more.

According to a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office, the lowest-cost family non-group plan Pelosi-Care will cost at least 15,000 by 2016.

In weeks past, the American people raised objections to these liberal health care reform schemes based on a variety of concerns… the rationing of health care for our senior citizens… lower quality and availability of health care for everyone across the board… death panels… massive and untenable debt for our children and grandchildren that could literally transform the United States into a third-world country….

Those concerns have not gone away.

Add to those concerns the possibility that 90-114 million Americans will be forced off of their current health care plans and then be forced to purchase another plan (likely an inferior plan) and that it will cost the average family 15,000 dollars or more for a bottom-of-the-line plan.

And as if that were not enough, failure to comply… failure to purchase a government-approved plan will trigger a penalty (collected by the IRS) of up to 2.5 percent of your income… and that refusal to comply and pay the penalty will result in possibly jail time of up to five years.

No wonder Pelosi and Obama and Reid and their cohorts on the extreme left are trying to pass their health care scam under the cover of darkness.

Such a thing should never happen in America. Such a thing cannot happen in America.

Together, we can stop such a thing from happening in America.

Tell them that you, and the overwhelming majority of Americans, are tired of the stealth tactics… the intimidation tactics… the deceptions that are being employed to pass Pelosi-Care behind the the American people’s back… behind closed-doors… and against the will of the American people.

Tell them that whether it’s called ObamaCare… or Pelosi-Care… or anything else for that matter… the overwhelming majority of Americans flat-out reject government-run health care… period. Tell them that no American should be threatened with fines or imprisonment for refusing to purchase a government-regulated commodity (in this case, an inferior government-run health care plan). And finally, remind them that the American people fought a revolution over 200 years ago under similar circumstances.