Sunday, May 31, 2009
When I rode competively-I rode the musical tests to Neil Diamond's music....
Somehow I lost track of him ---then - while searching for America- I found this one--I'm so glad...
Yes, Shoprat-he would sing America now...:-) He sang it at a festival in England 2008!
Thank you --Rrrrrrrrr (Republican) McCain...
Mark the words >>>restriction--oral communications (phone calls etc) --all persons (US citizens)...
h/t/ M. Malkin:
Check out this passage from a post on the White House blog by Norm Eisen, Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform (emphasis added):
"First, we will expand the restriction on oral communications to cover all persons, not just federally registered lobbyists. For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as well as anyone else exerting influence on the process. We concluded this was necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
D Senator Whitehouse From the 'ROYAL'-Privilged Elite/HARASSES a CITIZEN ---Sicced the FBI on a Letter Writing-Tea Party Participant...
From now on-I'm going to do a heredity study on every government official-- who finds it necessary to harass US citizens...to find those who are from the community organizer realm or- like the families-- Kennedy-Bush-McCain --a perpetual dynasty ...ROYALS!?????!!!!!!
Whitehouse:check the links to family dynasty - privileged-- from both sides of the family..
Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the Junior Senator from the state of Rhode Island. A Democrat, he previously served as United States Attorney (1994–1998) and state Attorney General for Rhode Island. He is a descendent of William Bradford who was a colonial governor of Massachusetts.
Whitehouse was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mary Celine Rand and career diplomat Charles S. Whitehouse, and grandson of diplomat Sheldon Whitehouse. He graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, and from Yale University in 1978. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.
In 1986 Whitehouse married Dr. Sandra Thornton Whitehouse, a marine biologist and granddaughter of James Worth Thornton and Elena Mumm Thornton Wilson. Her step-grandfather was prominent essayist and critic Edmund Wilson. They live in Rhode Island with their two children, Molly and Alexander:
NOW TO THE HARASSMENT of A United States Citizen /exercising his CONSTITUTIONAL right to WRITE his SERVANT in GOVERNMENT!!!!:
Tea Party Protester Visited BY the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force....
Steve from Atlanta.”
“Beginning in earnest in September of 2008 I began a campaign of letter writing to elected United States Representatives, Senators, and the White House under both President Bush and now President Obama.
The tone of my correspondence has been that of a citizen who is fed up with the government for spending money we do not have, at a time when we are experiencing economic deflation, and taking control of private business, where I believe it is in violation of the constitutional rights of business owners, shareholders, and frankly every citizen of this country.
Ask the Bank of America shareholders today if their rights were violated when the government forced BAC’s CEO to purchase Merrill Lynch for $15 billion more than its’ value. I wasn’t aware of the facts at that time, but I knew government had no right to enter into the making of business decisions for shareholders, with or without full disclosure.
I have further stated my intent to exercise any and all of my rights as a citizen to do everything in my power to see that any elected official who refuses to govern according to the constitution, and who refuses to act in an official capacity according to the wishes, beliefs, and demands of the public be removed from public office. I have also voiced my opinion that career politicians are the antithesis of the views of the framers, and called for single term limits of any elected office. In no way did I ever suggest anything other than our constitutional rights as citizens to control our government’s actions.
Yesterday, [May 25] as a result of one of my letters, I was paid a visit by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI. One Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, reported to the FBI that he felt I was endangering the government and should be investigated as a suspected terrorist.
This after every single one my letters was sent through the official website of the government, and contained all of my personally identifying information and was specifically stated as advising each U.S. Senator that I was offering political opinion about pending legislation, or governmental policy.
Apparently, as this left leaning congress assaults our rights on a daily basis, they are now resorting to reporting dissenters to their policies to the FBI, under the guise of terrorist threats. Since when did expressing a p0litical opinion, or disagreeing with the passage of Socialist bills in the legislature become terrorist in nature? I have specifically objected vehemently to the , TALC, Economic Recovery
Act, Omnibus Spending Bill, President Obama’s 3.6 trillion dollar , cap and trade, and every other anti capitalist bill put forth in the 111th Congress.
The FBI agent was very polite and respectful. He explained why I had been targeted and by whom, Senator Whitehouse, and assured me that this would be the end of it. I explained to him in answer to his questions what and why I had written.
He agreed that I have the constitutional right to express my dissatisfaction with government policy. The last thing he said to me was to advise that I keep expressing my opinions.
At first I wasn’t too bothered, but really amused that a Senator would do such a thing. I immediately starting penning a new letter to the Honorable Senator, then left it to cool before pressing the submit button. Over the course of the next few hours, the realization of the intent of the Senator’s action, and the resulting wariness on my part to write anymore letters came rising up as rage that an elected
representative in the United States of America would even dare do such a thing. Is this where we are headed?
Is this the Socialistic Fascism the current majority is pushing on the American people to be followed by not only political Fascism, but tyranny at the hands of our Federal law enforcement agencies at the direction of political hacks? Is this the last of it, or am I now identified somewhere as a
terrorist threat to be watched?
By the way, my definition of Fascism is when the government controls private business, in very general terms. The connotation by some is much more cynical and perhaps it really should be. I share this here because many of you are writing the same letters. If you have also been targeted, or if you are in the future, we all have the need to know. Your responses are welcome.”
By Colonel Harry Riley (U.S. Army Ret.)
We have allowed those who BELIEVE they are ROYAL to attain office ---NO KING BUT KING JESUS!!!!
The Russians know where we are headed---Because of our dismal-history-re-writing education system-we do not--READ AND WEEP -America:The article in its entirety can be read via the link below:
American capitalism gone with a whimper
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.
These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?..............
The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.
Friday, May 29, 2009
BEFORE THE LORD WE BOW
Words: Francis Scott Key, 1832.
Music: “Darwall’s 148th,”
Before the Lord we bow, the God Who reigns above,
And rules the world below, boundless in power and love.
Our thanks we bring in joy and praise, our hearts we raise
To heaven’s high King.
The nation Thou hast blest may well Thy love declare,
From foes and fears at rest, protected by Thy care.
For this fair land, for this bright day, our thanks we pay,
Gifts of Thy hand.
May every mountain height, each vale and forest green,
Shine in Thy Word’s pure light, and its rich fruits be seen!
May every tongue be tuned to praise, and join to raise
A grateful song.
Earth, hear thy Maker’s voice, thy great Redeemer own;
Believe, obey, rejoice, and worship Him alone.
Cast down thy pride, thy sin deplore and bow before
And when in power He comes, O may our native land,
From all its rending tombs, send forth a glorious band.
A countless throng, ever to sing to heaven’s high King
"Growing up, George did what a lot of us only dreamed about — he won the Pinewood Derby. In high school, he had an internship with NASA at Edwards Air Force Base. George played tennis, baseball, soccer and basketball. As a senior at Tehachapi High, No. 22 kicked the winning field goal in the finals of the Desert Inyo League Championships. George was an Eagle Scout, and after a year at Cal State Bakersfield, he was appointed to West Point by then-U.S. Rep. Bill Thomas.
George was an undefeated boxer at West Point. After graduating, he served eight years. George left the service in 2002 and earned an MBA at the University of Michigan. Before being called up, George was working for a consulting firm in Chicago that specialized in health care, helping hospitals and clinics save money by becoming more efficient."
The rest here:http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x1393099401/Fallen-son-Former-Tehachapi-man-killed-in-Iraq
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The reason I'm smiling-because I like being right---I've been warning Christians for a loOOOOOng time that - if they continue to be NICE and 'just try to get along...' they will be told - by our 'loving-benevolent' government officials' (the ones that supposedly work for us in the US) -to 'GO AWAY'--I guess that day has come....Sad- but true....:
SAN DIEGO -- A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold bible studies in their home, 10News reported.Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife.Broyles said, "The county asked, 'Do you have a regular meeting in your home?' She said, 'Yes.' 'Do you say amen?' 'Yes.' 'Do you pray?' 'Yes.' 'Do you say praise the Lord?' 'Yes.'"
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Marine Officer-and My Friend-Works With Iraqi Army....I am honored to call Capt. Cowen my friend....I highlighted-in red- a statement from Chris...Our BEST do have their heart in this - These are men and women of HONOR:
Lance Cpl. Melissa Latty, 4/25/2009 6:36 AM" width="250">AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq-Capt. Christopher Cowen, a logistics officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), assists Iraqi soldiers with the 7th Iraqi Army Division’s maintenance shop, in checking the fluids of one of their vehicles at Camp Mejid, Iraq, April 25, 2009. Cowen volunteered to work with the maintenance shop to advise them on improving their logistics capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by LANCE CPL. MELISSA A. LATTY),
Marine officer helps enhance Iraqi Army logistics capabilities
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq —
Until recently, the Iraqi Army has depended on U.S. forces to aid them in the areas of logistics, communications, intelligence, fire support, and infantry tactics. The primary conduit for learning these new skills has been Military Transition Teams.
As the Iraqi Army continues its progression toward operating as an organized force free of direct U.S. support, there are fewer areas where American advisors must lend a helping hand, and one of those is logistics.
Capt. Christopher Cowen, a MiTT adviser during a previous tour to Iraq, continues to help his Iraqi counterparts during his current deployment as a logistics officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward).
From Oct. 2007 to Oct. 2008, Cowen worked with the command staff of the 7th Iraqi Army Division, helping them improve their logistics element.
In March of this year, Cowen again volunteered to work with the 7th Iraqi Army Division, but this time at the lowest level, teaching Iraqi soldiers how to properly utilize their logistics resources. He said he uses his previous experiences from working with the MITT to assist him in better understanding the current needs of the division.
“I feel like I picked up where I left off,” said Cowen. “I feel my job was left unfinished. I’m now working with the lower level and helping them manage the maintenance shop. I’m trying to get them to use their proper channel of logistics.”
Cowen said his current goal is to get the Iraqi Army to use their own resources to obtain the materials they need for maintenance operations without the help of U.S. forces.
“The captain is helping us reach the results we want,” said Col. Karim Mohammed, the logistics officer for the 7th Iraqi Army Division. “Our goals are the same and he has a great concern for us.”
The soldiers’ main concern is getting the parts and materials they need to keep their equipment and vehicles operating because the materials are not always readily available to them. Cowen is assisting them in finding ways to obtain the things they need to accomplish their missions.
The determined mentor visits the Iraqi division’s maintenance shop twice a week to get updates on how they are operating and advises them in areas where they need extra assistance, such as submitting work and material request forms.
“I convinced them to start a log book to track requests,” Cowen said. “This is all new to them. They are used to submitting the request and possibly never hearing anything back. They now know how to track the request and be persistent in getting approval.”
With Cowen teaching the Iraqi soldiers to order materials the problem they now face is the unavailability of the needed parts.
“We are trying to keep our vehicles in good shape,” said Mohammed. “We don’t want to lose any equipment. It will affect our unit and our missions. Work will slow down and morale will decrease.”
“I just wish we could have parts on hand, at least in small portions,” Mohammed continued. “However, everything is improving for the best since the captain started helping out.”
With five months left on his deployment, Cowen plans to spend a large amount of time working with the division in hopes of helping them improve their operations.
“The Iraqi soldiers know that my heart is in this for a good reason,” Cowen said. “They see we are leaving and know they will have to depend on themselves soon. They will find a way to make it work, they always do.”C-CS
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The case, Ricci v. DeStefano, involved a group of 19 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter who filed suit in 2003 claiming that the city of New Haven, Conn., engaged in racial discrimination when it threw out the results of two promotion tests because none of the city’s black applicants had passed the tests.
Each of the plaintiffs had passed the exam.
Those who know me - know my take on her--just based on the above suit...
Monday, May 25, 2009
The Marine and Merchant Marine Hymn is the same as the Navy Hymn: a link w/a bit of history too :
- Eternal Father, strong to save,
- Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
- Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
- Its own appointed limits keep;
- Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
- For those in peril on the sea!
- O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
- And hushed their raging at Thy word,
- Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
- And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
- Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
- For those in peril on the sea!
- Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
- Upon the chaos dark and rude,
- And bid its angry tumult cease,
- And give, for wild confusion, peace;
- Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
- For those in peril on the sea!
- O Trinity of love and power!
- Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
- From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
- Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
- Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
- Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
GOD Bless Them All..
U.S. Air Force Hymn:
Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces of the sky;
Be with them traversing the air
In darkening storms or sunshine fair
Thou who dost keep with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight
Thou of the tempered winds be near
That, having thee, they know no fear
Control their minds with instinct fit
What time, adventuring, they quit
The firm security of land;
Grant steadfast eye and skillful hand
Aloft in solitudes of space,
Uphold them with Thy saving grace.
O God, protect the men who fly
Thru lonely ways beneath the sky.
THE COAST GUARD HYMN
Eternal Father, Lord of Hosts
Watch o'er the ones who guard our coasts
Protect them from the raging seas
And give them light and life and peace.
Grant them from thy great throne above
The shield and shelter of thy love.
Lord, guard and guide the ones who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky
Be with them always in the air,
In darken storms or sunlight fair,
Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer,
For those in peril in the air!
Grant to them Your eternal peace, Oh Lord,
For they have followed your commandment,
That No Greater Love has he, who would give up his life for another.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
My guess is that the bystanders were thinking that the man and woman were 'doing their thing' ...
In San Fransisco- homosexuals parade naked and inter- act sexually on the streets - in broad daylight-- as do some groups of males and females...my guess is - Washington State has experienced the same--so--why would bystanders intervene?...
Rape at Riverfront Park in broad daylight"Spokane Police Officer Tim Moses says the rape happened just before 2 p.m. on the north side of the river, near the park fountain. He said the two were within sight of many families who were at the park to enjoy the nice day. When officers arrived they found Terry Thomas and a 27-year-old woman still in the act behind a large rock.....
Although witnesses were disturbed and shocked having seen a rape play out in broad daylight,..."
Eternal FATHER--that would be GOD ----:
Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.
O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!
Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!
O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
God of Our Fathers
(United States Army Hymn)
Lyrics by Daniel C. Roberts, Music by George W. Warren - 1888
God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.
Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.
From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.
Friday, May 22, 2009
2000+ + + years ago ---Christian converts ( Israelites and et al) OWNED LAND BEFORE they converted to Christianity----those lands were and ARE being systematically taken away ---today by Islamists!
Islam came to 'being' AFTER Christianity!!!!
The Crusades were fought to take back Christian land...PROPERTY
LIFE _ LIBERTY _ PROPERTY were the original words in the Declaration of Independence-changed to Life-Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness---I like LIFE-LIBERTY -PROPERTY better!!!
CRUSADE - A_N_Y_O_N_E!!!!!!
Thanks MR for your post linked below-it reminded me to finally write my thoughts on this issue....
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Interestingly-I met -by accident or Divine appointment- one of his friends visiting CA from Arkansas- at my local Starbucks -Sunday morning!! He told me about Kris being a Christian --Since I never watch American Idol- I am grateful that I was informed...
I know that Christians can shine - and rise above the mediocre ...
The vid seems to be the best - sound wise- of those available on YouTube..:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The fact that sooo many Dems are 'now' against the closing of GITMO -leads me to believe that BHO's goons got their ear because BHO realized that his 'promise' to close GITMO was politically stupid...the Ds are going along to get along...
I trust no one in power in Washington DC...
BTW- the terrorists at GITMO were un-uniformed combatants -thus- not under the Geneva Convention--so --under the good old rules of battle -they would not be alive today...to be there!!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Have the citizens-especially my Christian brothers and sisters accepted the mediocre in themselves and in their congregations--How are the choirs- How are the paintings-How is the business-are our youth taught how to do well in business or is the word 'abundance' a threat?
I thank Rolf Krake for these reminders of using our God given creative minds to achieve excellence:
And - From the Fountainhead:
Sunday, May 17, 2009
SEVEN years later...!!!!!--With the loss of Christian blood...Shed on terrorists' ground..
WELL--now I'M OFFENDED!!!!
From Human Events:
BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon Burns Soldiers Bibles - Military Chaplains Attacked
The Pentagon under the Obama Administration has just acknowledged seizing and burning the privately owned Bibles of American soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The Bibles had been printed in the local Pashto and Dari languages, and sent by private donors to American Christian soldiers and chaplains, for distribution to American troops on overseas military bases during optionally-attended Christian worship services. Had the Bibles not been seized and destroyed, they could have legally been given as gifts during off-duty time to Afghani citizens who welcome our troops in their homes, as an expression of American gratitude for Afghani hospitality, promoting the democratic ideals of freedom of religion and freedom of the press.
But the Muslim controlled Al Jazeera television network obtained video footage of the Bibles, held by American soldiers while listening to a chaplain on the Bagram Air Base (inside the base chapel) whose sermon encouraged outreach and personal evangelism. The American values of freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of Christian speech offended some extremist Muslim groups, and angered a small group of American atheists, who demanded the chaplain be punished for "proselytizing" because he simply repeated Jesus' words to "Go and make disciples of all nations" in church.
IT'S NOT PROSELYTIZING, IT'S EVANGELISM:
The video proves the chaplain properly explained U.S. Central Command's General Order Number One, which prohibits "proselytizing" (forcing religious conversions using military weapons) but fully permits soldiers of any religion to engage in non-threatening "evangelism" (voluntary conversations about their faith) and legally allows giving private gifts, including books, to Afghani citizens during off-duty hours in their unofficial capacity. The Al Jazeera film-maker Brian Hughes also admitted the Bibles could have been useful in helping soldiers learn the Pashto and Dari languages of the Afghan people.
Instead, the privately owned Bibles were confiscated and destroyed. Caving in to pressure from the Muslims and Atheist groups, the U.S. military spokesman Maj. Jennifer Willis told Reuters reporters, "I can now confirm that the Bibles shown on Al Jazeera's clip were, in fact, collected by the chaplains and later destroyed. They were never distributed." When questioned about the authenticity of the Al Jazeera video, U.S. Army Colonel Greg Julian admitted the Al Jazeera reporting was biased against the American Christians: "Most of this is taken out of context ... this is irresponsible and inappropriate journalism."
GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ENCOURAGED EVANGELISM
But today, instead of confronting Muslim and Atheist enemies of religious liberty, President Obama's Four-Star Admiral Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Mike Mullen now appears to defend the destruction of the soldiers' privately owned Bibles, stating during a Pentagon briefing that the military's position is that it will never "push any specific religion." He did not address the possibility that by seizing and burning privately owned Bibles, the Obama Administration is now enforcing state atheism upon our troops.
(After you sign the petition, please donate generously to help us defend religious liberty for our military. Part of your donation will go toward shipping Pashto Bibles to Afghanistan.)
ATHEISTS JOIN MUSLIM EXTEMISTS AGAINST LIBERTY
Aggressive anti-Christian secularist Mikey Weinstein immediately demanded the chaplain in the video be court-martialed for encouraging voluntary evangelism in church, despite the Pentagon's claim that same chaplain somehow assisted in confiscating the Bibles. I can personally attest, as the former Navy Chaplain who endured court-martial in 2006 for praying "in Jesus name" in uniform outside of Sunday chapel, (but was later vindicated by Congress), that anti-Christian forces are powerfully at work in some parts of the U.S. military.
But together, we fought back and won! Over 300,000 Americans, 85% of polled citizens, and 75 Congressmen agreed with me, so the entire Congress rescinded the same anti-Jesus policy the Navy enforced during my court-martial, restoring liberty to other chaplains who pray publicly "in Jesus name." (That victory on Capitol Hill cost my 16-year career and pension, and was not grandfathered back to my case.) Angered by our victory, the enemies of religious liberty won't be satisfied until every Christian is silenced, and every chaplain booted from the military like I was, for the "crime" of worshiping in public.
COURT-MARTIAL THE ARMY CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS?
The favorite new ploy of Mikey Weinstein's anti-Christian group (Military Religious Freedom Foundation) is to frighten troops into silence by "demanding the court-martial" of any soldier or chaplain who talks publicly about his or her faith. For example, incredibly, Weinstein recently demanded the Army court-martial their Chief of Chaplains Major General Douglas Carver, because Chaplain Carver issued a proclamation calling for a day of prayer and fasting for our troops.
The Chief of Chaplains' proclamation called for voluntary prayer by chaplains of all diverse faiths to act "in keeping with your religious traditions," and support our troops who face difficult traumas, pressures and temptations toward suicide. Carver consulted with two senior Jewish chaplains before issuing the proclamation.
But Mikey Weinstein claims that no chaplain can encourage prayer or Bible reading without violating what he pretends is a Constitutional mandate separating church from state. "These inciteful actions are grossly offensive to not only Muslims in Afghanistan and across the world, but to all those who hold faith in the U.S. Constitution," said Weinstein of the troops' Bibles.
Ironically Weinstein's own web-site contains pictures of atheist soldiers, soliciting donations for Weinstein while wearing their full dress uniform, without any legal disclaimer that their anti-Christian views do not represent the views of the U.S. military.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN, AND WE'LL AUTOMATICALLY FAX YOUR PERSONALIZED PETITION TO ALL 435 U.S. CONGRESSMEN, DEFENDING OUR CHAPLAINS AND SOLDIERS RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS.
WILL CONGRESS PROTECT CHAPLAINS RIGHTS?
We can report without bias that in June 2009, the U.S. Congress will again consider a bi-partisan bill supporting military chaplains rights, co-sponsored by two North Carolina Congressmen, Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Walter Jones (R-NC), in the House Armed Services Committee. The pro-chaplain bill, H.R. 268, would simply guarantee military chaplains of all diverse faiths the right to pray publicly according to the dictates of their conscience. You can read the details in my article about that bill, which was published by the Washington Times on 7 May 09, here.
To pass that bill into law, the two North Carolina Congressmen will first need several more co-sponsors, and the blessing of the House Armed Services Committee. Then they'll need some bi-partisan Senators to initiate a Senate version. Will your own Congressman or Senator co-sponsor religious freedom for chaplains? Perhaps you might call your own Congressman at 202-225-3121, to voice your opinion about H.R. 268.
MY TAKE ON GENERAL MCARTHUR'S request--it was a great one--HOWEVER- the Christians did NOT send Bibles -but-rather- they sent our best business minds...We now have wonderful cars and et al - sadly-Christian out reach for Christ was neglected....
Friday, May 15, 2009
The article sums it up:
May 15, 2009
More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time
Also, fewer think abortion should be legal “under any circumstances”
PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.
The new results, obtained from Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50% were pro-choice and 44% pro-life. Prior to now, the highest percentage ...
Michigan My Michigan-Is Socialism Working for You Yet??-$900,000 (Taxpayer funded) enviro-green house...falls apart ....
Taxpayer funded $900,000 enviro - house is --well--not working....
Troy -- It was supposed to be a shining example of the green movement -- a completely independent solar-powered house with no gas or electrical hookups.
Seven months ago, officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the $900,000 house owned by the city of Troy that was to be used as an educational tool and meeting spot.
But it never opened to the public. And it remains closed.
Frozen pipes during the winter caused $16,000 in damage to floors, and city officials aren't sure when the house at the Troy Community Center will open.
"It's not safe right now, and there's no estimated opening time because it depends on when we can get funding," said Carol Anderson, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department.
That surprised the Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Department, which advertised tours of the house for its Tuesday Oakland County Green Summit.
"No, I didn't know anything about it," said Steve Huber, spokesman for county planning.
Bret Rasegnan, planning supervisor for the department, said the solar tours have been removed from the finalized agenda for the summit.
"It is disappointing that we can't tour, but the summit will still be of great value. I don't think it's reflective of the technology."
Lawrence Technological University, with help from DTE, mostly paid for the building. Its students built the 800-square-foot home, which was supposed to be livable year-round, free from the grid and churn out enough solar power to support a home-based business and electric vehicle.
So what caused the flood?
The city says it was a mechanical problem. University officials heard it differently.
Jeff Biegler, superintendent of parks for the city, said the flooding occurred from a glitch in the heater.
"The system was designed to kick a heater on to keep water from freezing," Biegler said. "The heater drew all reserve power out of the battery causing the system to back down and the pipes froze." :
It GETS REAL COLD in Michigan...SO-geniuses there ---your trailer-house won't work---and you took $900,000 of our $$$$$ -when you kew it wasn't going to work---
For the rest of the story and more pictures of the 'fabulous' enviro -house...
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Denmark--the Little Country That's BIG.....Inspiration and Encouragment For Those Who Need It Right Now...ME....
It looks like she has re-discovered her roots...
Anyone remember the cartoons and Islam 'out-rage!"?.....
Oh that we had government servants who spoke the straight truth...like..
Danish Prime Minister-- Anders Fogh Rasmussen, now the new Secretary General of NATO --stated this:
Demanding is to show respect
"You can't just pay-out money to young people - You have to say, that if you don't want to work, if you don't want to educate yourself, then you close the wallet. You can't just say, that it doesn't matter, if you contribute or do not contribute - If you have got that attitude, that it doesn't matter, then it is the same as saying, that nobody and nothing matters, and from you we can't expect anything"
If you want inspiration--and to know that we in the US who believe in freedom are not standing alone...READ the rest !!!!:
Thank you Rolf Krake:
"I Thought We Would Be Entering an Empty Terminal"--Our Soldiers Greeted - Every Time...Tears In My Eyes....
The best greeting the BEST..
I still have tears in my eyes....
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My own calls to Christian leaders here in the US had been and are being ignored...
Islam calls for the murder of Christians .. EVERYWHERE-PERIOD!!!!!
Watch this and let me know what you think should be done:
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I guess I'm wondering when this country's women will wake up...
I am reminded of the history of China - when female babies were thrown in the dumps...
and--when females through out history were considered less than males..
and-- when females in certain areas are STILL considered less than males or human...
"...At the same time, she also asked to know the foetus's gender.
Doctors at Mälaren Hospital expressed concern and asked Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) to draw up guidelines on how to handle requests in the future in which they "feel pressured to examine the foetus’s gender" without having a medically compelling reason to do so.
The board has now responded that such requests and thus abortions can not be refused and that it is not possible to deny a woman an abortion up to the 18th week of pregnancy, even if the foetus's gender is the basis for the request.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Know that Hillary was in Dallas to be honored by the pro-death group --Planned Parenthood
and Texas is listed between Turkey and Switzerland by the DOS ..
"...like Perry wasn't alone in his desire for Texas to reemerge as a sovereign nation.
Clinton was in the "state" to accept an award from Planned Parenthood in Houston and to appear at Dallas' Women's Museum -- and not to work on diplomatic relations.
...link to list here: HP -- still has a screen grab available here.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
A toast to two of our BEST!!!!!
up-date:fund to support Brian's recovery:http://brennanstandsalone.org/
Thank you - Gateway Pundit..The Lt is Army not Marine ...:-)
The Republicans are stiffening their collective SPINE--
A US Police Officer-Tried and Convicted for 'Civil Rights'Violations to Illegal Alien Drug Pushers--UNDER BUSH - She's Still in Jail!!
How many more did the Bush Dept of Justice ???? imprison?:
READ THIS AND WEEP--WE Have BEEN Asleep:
With 25 letters of commendation, two awards, and nine years of service to the Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland, Stephanie Mohr does not sound like an officer who should be spending years in jail away from her young son, Adam. Unfortunately, this is already Mohr's sixth year of a prison sentence that she does not deserve. With your help though, we can get this innocent officer out of jail and reunited with her son.
It's time to bring Stephanie home for Mother's Day!
In September of 1995, Mohr was on patrol with her police dog Valk. She was patrolling Takoma Park, an area that had been known to have many recent burglaries. When Mohr and her partner, Sergeant Anthony Delozier, got a call for backup from an officer who had spotted two men on the roof of a nearby store, they knew they may have found the criminals.
Ricardo Mendez and Herrera Cruz were the two suspects who were ordered to get down and face the wall. Mendez then made a move that looked as if he were about to flee the scene.
As Mohr had been trained to do in this type of situation, she released her canine. Valk, the police dog, was trained to perform the police department's standard "bite and hold" and that is exactly what he did. The dog bit Mendez on the leg and held him there until the officers could apprehend him.
Mendez and Herrera were convicted of 4th degree burglary and were then deported. The two illegally re-entered the U.S. again and were arrested for selling crack cocaine. They were then deported a second time.
Stephanie was relieved that she had gotten these two criminals off of our streets and back to their country.
She soon gave birth to her son Adam and was a proud mother.
Unfortunately, her joy did not last very long. Five years after this incident and one day before the statue of limitations was set to expire, Mohr was indicted by the U.S Department of Justice.
She and her son have now spent over 2,000 days apart!
Looking for cases of "police brutality" the U.S Department of Justice indicted Stephanie and two fellow officers charging them with violating Ricardo Mendez's civil rights and conspiracy.
At the trial, Officer Mohr was found not guilty of conspiracy. A hung jury, voting 11 to 1 in favor of Mohr failed to reach a unanimous verdict on the civil right charges.
The prosecutor sought a retrial 2001 even though the jurors from the first trial said that the case lacked merit. At this trial the prosecution convinced the jury that Mohr had released her canine on innocent minority citizens for racial reasons.
In this second trial, the judge allowed prejudicial testimony into evidence that Mohr had used racial epithets in making a prior arrest using her canine. The charges did not start out as racial but the prosecutors needed to do something desperate to save their case. This questionable evidence should not have been allowed into the courtroom.
The jury was stacked with minorities who would be sympathetic with illegal immigrants. The government even flew Mendez back into the U.S. at taxpayer expense to have Mendez testify aggainst Mohr despite the fact that he was a convicted felon.
Due to the racial tactics the prosecution used, Stephanie was convicted of a federal criminal rights violation and given a maximum 10-year prison sentence.
Stephanie is now serving her sixth year of the ten year prison sentence.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Will find the most hard hitting one ASA I find it!!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Now the baby is nine today and is a good swimmer among other talents...
ednesday, May 06, 2009
Aug. 19, 1999: The hand of Samuel Armas, then a 21-week-old fetus, is seen grasping the hand of Dr. Joseph Bruner.
That was ten years ago.
Today Samuel Armas is nine years-old, a swimmer and says the photo likely gave countless "babies their right to live."
Samuel took first place last weekend in a 25-yard backstroke event.
FOX News reported:
"When I see that picture, the first thing I think of is how special and lucky I am to have God use me that way," Samuel told FOXNews.com. "I feel very thankful that I was in that picture."
On Aug. 19, 1999, photographer Michael Clancy shot the "Fetal Hand Grasp" — his picture of a 21-week-old fetus grasping a doctor's finger during innovative surgery to correct spina bifida. Nearly four months later, on Dec. 2, Samuel Armas was "born famous."
The photo, which first appeared in USA Today on Sept. 7, 1999, quickly spread across the globe as proof of development in the womb and was later cited during congressional debates on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which passed in 2000.
"It's just a miracle picture, a miracle moment," Clancy told FOXNews.com. "It shows the earliest human interaction ever recorded."
Samuel, now 9 and living in Villa Rica, Ga., said the photo likely gave countless "babies their right to live" and forced many others to debate their beliefs on abortion, something he's proud of.
Samuel Armas, 9, proudly displays ribbons he's won for swimming. Backstroke is his best stroke, he said. (FOX News)
Thank you-Father-for the children still alive---1 out of 3 since Roe are not...
Air Fare for Our Troops--$1.00 -ONE dollar...and Jet Blue Also Supports the Wounded Warrior Project....
From American Forces Press:
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2009 - In honor of National Military Appreciation Month,
JetBlue is offering active duty military personnel $1 fares for domestic,
nonstop flights, for a limited time, departing from the two JetBlue cities
nearest to the nation's capital: Washington Dulles International Airport in
Dulles, Va., and Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Va.
The airline also will donate $15,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a
nonprofit organization that honors and empowers wounded warriors.
To take advantage of the offer, servicemembers must book between today and
May 7, or while seats last, for travel between May 8 and May 31 from Dulles
or Richmond to any JetBlue destination in the continental United States
served nonstop from those airports. Proof of eligibility is required. The
fare is available to active-duty servicemembers only; retirees, reservists
and military families are not eligible for this offer.
Nonstop destinations served by JetBlue from Dulles include Boston; Los
Angeles/Long Beach and Oakland, Calif.; Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla.;
and New York/JFK. Nonstop destinations from Richmond include: Boston, Fort
Lauderdale, Orlando and New York/JFK.
Upon check-in, military travelers must present a valid Department of Defense
common access card and official documentation at the JetBlue service counter
verifying authorized leave from duty to show proof of active status. Travel
booked with this offer is not eligible for online flight check-in or at an
airport kiosk. Failure to present these documents will void the reservation,
Officials emphasized that tickets for the special fare cannot be purchased
online or at the airport service counter. Servicemembers are responsible for
applicable taxes and fees.
To book the $1 fare, call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) and select Option 4.
Wounded Warrior Project <http://www.
Weren't Homeschoolers on the Napolitano Hit List...One Has Been Arrested and Held for Months -GITMO 'Detainees' Treated Better
The House passed the measure 73-22. It now goes to the Senate.
"We’re going to get it done one way or the other,” said the resolutions’ author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City.
Key said many federal laws violate the 10th Amendment, which says powers not delegated to the U.S. government "are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” The Constitution lists about 20 duties required of the U.S. government, he said.
Congress should not be providing bailouts to financial institutions and automakers, he said.
"We give all this money to all these different entities, including automakers, and now they’re talking about, ‘Well maybe it’s better to let them go bankrupt,’” Key said. "Well, maybe we should have let them go bankrupt before we gave them the money..”
KEY is on my short list for higher office...if he can stay true to the truth!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sheep -Wolves and Sheepdogs-a Photo of A Lamb Hidding Behind One of Our BEST While the Rest of the Sheep Run Away
I couldn't resist juxtaposing the thought below with the photo--: Sheep-Wolves-Sheepdogs:
Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn’t tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports in camouflage fatigues holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, “Baa.”
Until the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog.
ee…is that Iraqi boy running to the terrible imperialist occupier for any particular reason?
Thank you for the h/t link - MR at IBA - and for the wonderful link on Sheepdogs :
College Student Shoots, Kills Home Invader
Posted: 4:53 pm EDT May 4, 2009Updated: 6:41 pm EDT May 4, 2009COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A group of college students said they are lucky to be alive and they’re thanking the quick-thinking of one of their own. Police said a fellow student shot and killed one of two masked me who burst into an apartment.Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones met with one of the students to talk about the incident.“Apparently, his intent was to rape and murder us all,” said student Charles Bailey.TOM JONES: College Student Shoots, Kills Home Invader
Bailey said he thought it was the end of his life and the lives of the 10 people inside his apartment for a birthday party after two masked men with guns burst in through a patio door.“They just came in and separated the men from the women and said, ‘Give me your wallets and cell phones,’” said George Williams of the College Park Police Department.Bailey said the gunmen started counting bullets. “The other guy asked how many (bullets) he had. He said he had enough,” said Bailey.That’s when one student grabbed a gun out of a backpack and shot at the invader who was watching the men. The gunman ran out of the apartment.The student then ran to the room where the second gunman, identified by police as 23-year-old Calvin Lavant, was holding the women.“Apparently the guy was getting ready to rape his girlfriend. So he told the girls to get down and he started shooting. The guy jumped out of the window,” said Bailey.A neighbor heard the shots and heard someone running nearby.“And I heard someone say, ‘Someone help me. Call the police. Somebody call the police,’” said a neighbor.The neighbor said she believes it was Lavant, who was found dead near his apartment, only one building away.Bailey said he is just thankful one student risked his life to keep others alive.“I think all of us are really cognizant of the fact that we could have all been killed,” said Bailey.One female student was shot several times during the crossfire. She is expected to make a full recovery.Police said they are close to making the arrest of the second suspect.
Lt.Col. Chessani- and Thomas Moore Law Win Another One Against This Opressive Government and -Murtha
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani was found not guilty today on all charges on June 16, 2008.
That made 7 of 8 marines who had their charges dismissed.
Photos via Defend Our Marines
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani became the 7th of 8 marines cleared of wrongdoing in the Haditha, Iraq killings in 2005.
Today the federal government announced that it will not seek to appeal a decision in favor of LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, USMC.
The Thomas Moore Law Center reported:
A government official has informed the Thomas More Law Center that the government will not seek to appeal the recent unanimous decision by the Navy Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) in favor of LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, USMC.Let Freedom Ring has the rest of the story.
The decision makes permanent the ruling by the trial court judge, Colonel Steven A. Folsom, USMC, dismissing the charges against LtCol Chessani, without prejudice, due to Unlawful Command Influence. The government could have sought an appeal to the civilian Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces (CAAF), and then to the U.S. Supreme Court.