Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Huge Double Standard

So if a man ends the life of his unborn children with the mother's consent it is murder, but if a doctor does it isn't? Would someone please try and explain that logic!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lesson Learned?

Have the Repubs finally learned their lesson that they have to return to fiscal discipline if they want any hope for regaining the majority? Blocking Congressional pay raises is definitely one step in the right direction.

Monday, January 29, 2007


My company gave me a raise for the new year. It amounted to a little over $2000 more gross for the year. Now wait...before you get all excited for me...the title of this post probably tells you what is coming next. Due to the raise putting me right over the next tax bracket, I'm now going to take home $3500 less net this year than if I would not have gotten the raise. How insane is that!!!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Hallowed Be Thy Name

I just recently learned a very neat truth in this class I'm taking called "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" about the words in the Lord's Prayer in Matt 6:9, "Hallowed be Thy Name." I've always viewed it as a statement of praise from the person praying. However, that is not the proper translation. It is actually a request of God. The proper reading of the phrase would be, "Father...sanctify your name!" or to flush it out even further, "Father, exalt Your name to the people of the earth. Cause the people of the earth to know and adore You."

In its proper context, it is completely in line with God's mission purpose that is throughout the Bible because as more people learn of God's holy name, the more people will glorify His name.

If you think missions started with the Great Commission of Matt 28:19-20, you are definitely mistaken. There are threads from Genesis to Revelations that shows God had a plan from the beginning to reach all lost people. What an amazing and loving God!!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Two Americas?

Not that there is anything wrong with it, but will John Edwards' 28,200 sq. ft. home water down his message of Two Americas considering he is the epitome of the America he constantly bashes? If he was so truly concerned about poverty, I could think of a lot better things he could with $6million in property taxes alone.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Very Sad Indeed!

In a complete slap to the troops and the President, the Dems and RINO Hagel voted for a nonbinding resolution condemning the President's plan for a troop increase. This is a completely spineless move. If they truly wanted to stop the troops from going, they would vote to cut off funding. However, they know that would be a political disaster for them, so instead they vote on a completely politically and totally irrelevant nonbinding resolution.

All the calls to leave Iraq would be the absolute worst thing that could happen. Many of the friends I made when I was there would be the first to be targeted and killed along with there families. The same happened when we left the South Vietnamese to fight for themselves. I pray history doesn't repeat itself.

...As They Should Be If They Are Here ILLEGALLY

I propose that the title of my post be added to the end of the title of this article written after the ILLEGAL immigration raids in CA this week that netted 761 ILLEGAL aliens. The title reads, "California Latinos fearful after immigration raids."

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Whites Need Not Apply

Can you imagine the outrage were this article the other way around and blacks were excluded purely due to the color of their skin? Still a long way to go.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

PC Police on the Rampage

I LOVE the TV show '24'. My only issue with is has been that it has been way too politically correct in order to go out of their way to not offend Muslims. They've even gone as far as to put the whole blame for the assassination of a former President on the current President. Conspiracy theorists must have been have a field day with that one.

However, when they portray Muslims as the main driving force behind multiple terrorists attacks (by the way...who else in the world is blowing up innocent civilians without any care at all besides radical Muslims???) in America and then a nuke, CAIR is going insane. If they were to show as much outrage over real life terrorists attacks on innocent civilians as they do the ones on TV, maybe people would take them more serious.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Overstepping Authority

Will someone please show me in the Constitution where it says the Congress runs a war??? It says they declare war, but then it is up to the COMMANDER IN CHIEF to run the war. You would think that wasn't the case, especially with Hillary Clinton and the Dems trying to dictate where and how many troops are to be deployed in the war they voted in favor of.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Business As Usual...Major Hypocrisy

So much for all the talk of not giving in to special interest. One of Pelosi's first actions is to give special favor to a business, Del Monte (makers of Starfish Tuna), in her district. In the minimum wage bill that one company benefits big time from the only exception to the minimum wage hike. So, I guess a raise in minimum wage is good for everyone except if the company is in the Speaker's district, then you don't deserve an increase in pay. Don't you love the new tone in Washington already?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Minimum Wage Facts

I rarely read the Washington Post, but in today's issue they have a great article by George Will on not raising the minimum wage. Here is one quote that puts it in perspective. "Of the 75.6 million paid by the hour, 1.9 million earn the federal minimum or less, and of these, more than half are under 25 and more than a quarter are between 16 and 19. Many are students or other part-time workers. Sixty percent of those earning the federal minimum or less work in restaurants and bars and are earning tips in addition to their wages."

Just found another great article on CATO's site. Good quote: "Hong Kong has no minimum wage but is one of the most prosperous economies in the world — because it is also the freest.
Economic freedom, not minimum-wage socialism, is the key to reducing poverty, as China is learning. If legislators really want to help the poor, the best thing they can do is abolish, not increase, the minimum wage."

Broken Promises Already

Not that I'm surprised one bit, but all the rhetoric last week from the Dems that they would set a new tone of bipartisanship has already been broken on the first day. The Dems big "First 100 Hours" plan allows zero input from Repubs and doesn't even allow committee hearings or amendments to be considered. Doesn't sound very bipartisan to me.

And the fact that probably every single one of their 'brave' initiatives will pretty much be dead on arrival in the Senate, it is just a political stunt at best. May the games begin.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Call to Action

From FRC's Action Alert:

On January 11, the House will consider a bill to fund research that requires the killing of human embryos. Sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), H.R. 3 will federally fund research on human embryos that supposedly are "leftover" from in vitro fertilization. Instead of promoting the adoption of these human embryos, this bill would require their death.

President Bush is the first president to federally fund human embryonic stem cell research. He decided that such research could be funded so long as the cells had been obtained from embryos on or prior to August 9, 2001. Since then, the government has funded research on over 22 stem cell lines. However, the President's policy does not encourage the further killing of human embryos.

Just as abortion is currently legal, killing human embryos is completely legal. The debate is about federal funding. We don't federally fund abortion even though it is legal. Likewise, we should not force U.S. taxpayers to fund research that requires the destruction of embryos. Last July, President Bush vetoed the same bill and the House upheld the veto. However, H.R. 3 would overturn the Bush policy and create a direct incentive to create and kill human embryos for research with your taxes! Please contact your Representative and let him or her know that you strongly oppose H.R. 3.

Click here to send an email to your Representative.

Then a new study just came out that shows stem cells in the amniotic fluid hold lots of promise. When you combine that with the multiple successes of adult stem cells and umbilical cord stem cells, why do we need to use federal money to kill embryos that have yet to prove any effectiveness.

Saturday, January 06, 2007


You would think by all the hysterics over the unseasonably warm temps here in the Northeast that we must be blowing all records out the water (psss...don't mention that to the Midwest with their record snow falls). However, you would be wrong.

Take NYC for example. Temps hit 71 today, a new record. The usual temps for this time of the year are the upper 30s. Gotta be global warming right??? Wrong again.

Check this temps in 1932: NYC had record high of 68F on Jan 13, 1932. 70F on Jan 14, 1932 and 67F on Jan 15, 1932. Don't expect to hear that from Gore or the liberal fear mongering media any time soon.

Friday, January 05, 2007

How You Like Her Now?

As much as I think Cindy Sheehan is way wrong, I have to give her some props for going after the Dems in protest on their first day in power. They were all to happy to have her protesting President Bush at every turn. Looks like a lot of libs (warning...not surprisingly, the language is pretty bad) now would like her to go away. Good luck with that.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


For the second year in a row, LSU blows out a former national powerhouse. The Tigers defeated Notre Dame 41-14 in the Superdome's first Sugar Bowl since Katrina two years ago. LSU's defense proved way to talented, especially in the second half when the suspended players returned, and Russell definitely out-shined Quinn in the QB slot.