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". . .
when the wicked rise to
power, men go into hiding." Proverbs
28:12b, The Holy Bible
8/1/2008 An encouraging word for those of you
who are afraid of death is here
October 28, 2008 . . .
News comment (opinion):
There's a fascinating (and easily understandable) article on "The Bet that
Blew Up Wall Street"
resulting in, according to Drudge, a $2,800,000,000,000 meltdown in the
world financial markets due principally to "unfunded derivatives". The 800
pound gorilla in the closet for millions of Americans in the near future is
precisely this: the Social Security system is a derivative. The
"Social Security Trust Fund" is a political myth. In fact, it nothing
more than an unfunded obligation of the US Treasury; in essence, a
derivative. The foundation for "the greatest generation" is built on
sand. We live in a time where the truth has vanished in the public
August 5, 2008 . . .
"As you may
know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise
for my opponent. I'll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day," McCain said,
referring to Democrat Barack Obama's recent visit to the German capital.
May 17, 2008 . . .
"One interesting thing about
American politics these days is those who are screaming the loudest for
increased production from Saudi Arabia are the very same people who are
fighting the fiercest against domestic exploration, against the development
of nuclear power and against expanding refining capacity."
. . . President George W. Bush
April 24, 2008 . . .
You in the press
need to go easy on Senator Clinton on the whole business about running and
ducking from gunfire in Bosnia. She made an honest mistake. She confused the
Bosnia trip with the time I took her hunting.
VP USA source
April 11, 2008 . . . "Hundreds
of fossilized creatures from the Age of Dinosaurs have been discovered
inside a type of amber (tree sap)
into which scientists have now glimpsed for the first time. But when
European researchers imaged samples of 100-million-year-old opaque amber
with high-energy synchrotron X-rays, they found a world teeming with past
source Comment: the picture of
this “100 million” year old bug looks remarkably like a 2 month old dead
wasp. The authors cannot prove this wasp is 100 million years old. The
non-scientific anti-creation agenda bias in this "news" story is clear.
March 29, 2008 . . .
president pointedly took on the Democratic case for troop withdrawals. "No
matter what shortcomings these critics diagnose, their prescription is
always the same: retreat," Bush said. "They claim that our strategic
interest is elsewhere and if we would just get out of Iraq, we could focus
on the battles that really matter." But, he countered, "If America's
strategic interests are not in Iraq, the convergence point for the twin
threats of al-Qaida and Iran, the nation Osama bin Laden's deputy has called
the place for the greatest battle, the country at the heart of the most
volatile region on earth, then where are they?"
March 3, 2008 . . .
intelligence agent told prosecutors he and colleagues were forced to keep
paper records and use carbon paper for copies because every time they set up
an intelligence center, the United States would bomb it, Rowan says. The IIS
<Iraqui Intelligence Service> "ran out of Xerox machines," to copy
their records, the Iraqi agent told prosecutors, he
February 17, 2008 . . .
Excellent video of the NBA slam dunk competition
February 11, 2008 . . .
Question to Huckabee: "Why are you so
progressive on issues like fitness and proactive national health yet so
fixated on relatively unimportant topics such as gay marriage and abortion?
—Herb Greenebaum Shelton, Conn." Answer
by Huckabee: "I would disagree that protection of
innocent life is insignificant. It is what separates us as a civilization
from the very jihadists we are fighting."
February 10, 2008 . . .
lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I
see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow
cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire
can rise without his Aid?""
~~ Benjamin Franklin (To Colleagues at the
Constitutional Convention, 1787)
February 8, 2008 . . .
"I firmly believe that the Constitution must be interpreted according to its
original meaning, and flatly reject the notion of a "living Constitution."
The meaning of the Constitution cannot be changed by judicial fiat. The
powers delegated to the federal government by the Constitution come from "We
the People," and judges have no right to prohibit the people from passing
democratically-enacted laws unless we have explicitly authorized them to do
January 30, 2008 . . .
"The Bible seems to have a sense of humor as it
rises up to outlive its pall bearers." . . . Ravi Zacharias
January 9, 2008 . . .
- For parents worried about how to treat children's colds now that some
medicines have been called into question, the answer may be a dose of salt
water. A nasal spray made from Atlantic Ocean seawater eased wintertime cold
symptoms faster and slowed cough and cold symptoms from returning among
children ages 6 to 10, researchers in Europe reported on Monday."
source Comment: as a
surfer I've always found that a few hours out in the ocean in the winter and
the rare cold symptoms either go away or are reduced significantly.
Works for me. If this finding turns out to be nothing more than "junk
science", then just ignore the sources . . .
January 7, 2008 . . .
New Tata, retailing
debuts January 10th!
January 4, 2008 . . .
Huckabee whips Obama
39,814 to 940
(with no Uncomitted voters)
January 4, 2008 . . .
Their contest recently got tense, as Huckabee accused
Romney of dishonestly attacking his record as Arkansas governor. On his last
day of campaigning, Huckabee appeared to go after Romney's experience with a
venture capital firm that specialized in re-organizing and sometimes
downsizing struggling companies. "I think
sometimes the reason that our campaign is catching fire,"
Huckabee said in Burlington, "is because people
had rather elect a president who reminds him of the guy they work with — not
the guy that laid them off."
December 28, 2007 . . .
"In a column last week, I
happened to say that Al Gore, in 2000, won the popular vote. A reader
objected, “Popular vote” is a neat phrase, but there is no such thing as a
national popular vote. There are 50 statewide votes (plus D.C.). The
simplest explanatory example I can think of is the 1960 World Series. It
went seven games. The Yankees scored 55 runs. The Pirates scored just 27.
The Pirates won four games, and the series. They weren’t playing to see
who’d score the most runs over seven games."
December 27, 2007 . . ."She
<hillary> might even be shameless enough
to put him <bill> on the Supreme Court,
where he could ruin the law of the land, as many of his own judicial
appointees are already doing in the federal courts."
December 26, 2007 . . ."Some
researchers blame the greenhouse gas for triggering a global firestorm that
helped wipe out the dinosaurs. ``Methane hydrate was a key cause of the
global warming that led to one of the largest extinctions in the earth's
history,'' says Ryo Matsumoto, a University of Tokyo scientist who has
studied frozen gas since 1987. ``By making the best use of our wisdom,
knowledge and technology, we should be able to utilize this wisely as a new
The largest extinction was caused by a meteorite which struck the earth, not
by global warming or greenhouse gas. This is a flagrant rewriting of
history to promote the religion of "global warming". Is there no shame
at bloomberg news? This is evidence that tenure
alone in "science" does not make for truth . . . or accuracy. Junk
science abounds today.
December 15, 2007 . . .
director of the Department of Transportation, Jerry Williams, the roads were
pre-treated the roads. He says the problem arose when it seems everyone left
school and work at the same time. Williams says plows were unable to
maneuver through the heavy traffic to keep up with quickly accumulating
Comment: On Dec 13th I was on Route 95 attempting to drive from
Westerly to Providence in the snow storm between 3:30 and 4:30 PM.
There was not a single snow plow out on the highway. None. The
traffic was not the issue. The issue was the accumulating snow and ice
on the road and no public snow treatment vehicles out there. No salt,
no sand, no plowing. The results were a parking lot on Rt. 95. I never
made it past Warwick.
December 12, 2007 . . .
"...A large majority of the whole have stood by me.
Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever
did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the
(Mormons) never ran away from me yet," (Joseph
Smith, HC, vol. 6:408-409).
December 11, 2007 . . .
"DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE 'EASY KILL' IN
GENERAL ELECTION" . . . Drudge Comment: the last time
the Dems had an easy kill" was Ronald Reagan and he did a serious
Rope-a-Dope on the donkeys . . .
December 10, 2007 . . .
"I'm often asked why taxes are so high and
government is so big. It's because the faith we have in local churches has
become so small. If we'd been doing what we should have -- giving a dime
from every dollar to help the widows, the orphans and the poor -- we now
wouldn't be giving nearly 50 cents of every dollar to a government that's
doing ... what we should have been doing all along." . . . Mike
December 5, 2005 . . .
"ACTION: THANKS FOR MAKING NOV. '07 THE BUSIEST MONTH
IN DRUDGEREPORT'S 12 YEAR HISTORY! THE MAIN PAGE WAS VIEWED 455,157,569
TIMES, UP AND OVER NOV. '06 [418,774,884]...
Drudge headline today.
Comment: do you ever click on a hyperlinked story and have the
page do a reload? Happened a whole bunch at this site in December. I
suspect a good number of "hits" at this "news" site are engineered through
December 2, 2007. . .
"The survey found that 58 percent of
Republicans polled reported having excellent mental health. Only 38 percent
of Democrats and 43 percent of Independents reported the same."
source Comment: If this survey is correct, it would
seem that Dr. Michael Savage is correct in his assessment of
December 1, 2007 . . .
Travel tips: If you visit
Sudan, don't let anyone know the name of your teddy bear, especially if
you named it mohammed.
rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with
every form of malice."
The Holy Bible
religious student in
Sudan protests the name of a teddy bear . . .
"Put your sword back in
its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the
The Holy Bible
November 29, 2007 . . .
daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How
could God let something like this happen?'
Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I
believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've
been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and
to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He
has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His
protection if we demand He leave us alone?' via
November 23, 2007 . . .
John F. Kennedy's murder:
Cuban death squad in Chicago 3 weeks prior . . .. . . sniper weapons with
scopes seen in motel . . . key secret service agent put in jail for 6 years
on false charges . . .
---Follow up 12.01.97:
"Fidel Castro said Friday <<Nov. 30, 2007>> he has warned Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez to watch out for U.S.-backed assassination attempts,
telling his close friend and socialist ally to avoid open-top vehicles that
could be targeted by snipers."
November 22, 2007 . . .
A Christmas gift for the man who has
everything. Bet you don't have a tool like
November 21, 2007 . . .
“I am glad to see the leadership stepped up
here,” said Jim Webb, the junior senator from Virginia, called upon by the
majority to open the Senate with a skeleton staff for the express purpose of
immediately closing it down. Tuesday’s session was such a rush job that the
traditional opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance were dispensed with.
Mr. Webb was the only senator in the chamber, and even the otherwise
ever-present teenage pages were absent, having been sent home for
Thanksgiving. The administration and Congressional Republicans were not
amused by the Democratic tactic, with the White House noting that 190
nominations were pending in the Senate.
source Comment: Not
only is the approval rating of congress in the cellar but the majority party
continues to obstruct the business of the USA.
November 19, 2007 . . .
Now this . . . ain't your father's politics: . . .
November 15, 2007 . . .
I pay less for gas than you do and I can prove
“When it takes two weeks and six
different positions to answer one question on immigration, it’s easier to
understand why the Clinton campaign would rather plant their questions than
answer them,” . . .
November 14, 2007 . . .
Wondering about how your
favorite Rhode Island restaurant fared during the last cockroach and
cleanliness inspection by the Department of Health? The results are
November 8, 2007 . . .
Question: Which country to do you prefer -- Kazakhstan
or the USA?
A: "I very much preferring Kazakhstan - it nicest place in the world!
Please, you must look on my guidings book and then come visit. Bring your
whole family and stay at Astana Funworld Resort - it have beautiful beaches,
almost totally free of landmines and the sea is guarantee to have no
jellyfish, shark, or any other marine life." . . . Borat
November 7, 2007 . . .
"At a time when my
country had reached the final limits of its strengths, the time when France
was exhausted, had spent its strength in the most absurd and bloodiest of
wars, France was able to count upon the courage of American soldiers," he
said. "I have come to say to you on behalf of the French people that never,
never will we forget that," he said.
November 6, 2007 . . .
"Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking
Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is investigating six prominent
televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct. According to
Grassley's office, the Iowa Republican is trying to determine whether or not
these ministries are improperly using their tax-exempt status as churches to
shield lavish lifestyles. The six ministries identified as being under
investigation by the committee are led by: Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo
Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn."
If you are trying to determine
where to give your charitable donations and looking for religious
organizations in the top 30 in financial accountability . . . then go
November 5, 2007 . . .
"The first casualty of the
<Hollywood writer's strike> strike would be
late-night talk shows, which are dependent on current events to fuel
monologues and other entertainment. Daytime TV, including live talk shows
such as "The View" and soap operas, which typically tape about a week's
worth of shows in advance, would be next to feel the impact."
Comment: this is the best news I've heard in quite some time!!!
The source of the garbage and filth on TV is temporarily stopped. Our
vote here at QuietWater's HQ is for a permanent strike. Amen.
October 29, 2007 . . .
Hillary Clinton's Face Still the Spookiest as Top-Selling Candidate
Halloween Mask Comment: once again, Mrs. Clinton is far
ahead of President Bush in the Polls.
October 28, 2007 . . .
outhit Colorado, .333 to .218. They rolled up the second-highest World
Series batting average of all time. They batted .419 with runners in scoring
position -- while holding the team they were playing to a .167 average in
the same spots. They trailed at the end of just three innings in the entire
World Series (by one run early in Game 2) -- and never were behind at any
point over the final 23 innings.
source Comment: In second
place for the MVP were the Colorado Fans who stayed with their Team right up
to the final out!
October 26, 2007 . . .
"The human race
will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent
ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures,
according to a top scientist."
Comment: in this election season there is the
severe temptation to put this so called "top" scientist's quote into
Republican and Democrat terms but . . . I resist the temptation!
October 25, 2007 . . .
Some political quotes via Fox News
"She (Hillary) was in the White House 8 years but so was the Pastry Chef ."
. . . Dick Morris
- "CNN =
. . . Bill Reilly
Compliments" . . .
October 22, 2007 . . .
<Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee>
called for a constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be between a man
and a woman and decried the "holocaust of liberalized abortion." "We do not
have the right to move the standards of God to meet cultural norms. We need
to move the cultural norms to meet God's standards," he said, bringing the
crowd to its feet.
source Huckabee wins by a landslide
October 18, 2007 . . .
"Indigenous people, mistakenly named “Indians” by
Columbus, were the first inhabitants of present-day Rhode Island."
A re-write of history, complements of A. Ralph Mollis', RI Secretary of
State, web site. Did anyone bother to run this by the Narragansett
Indigenous and Wampanoag Indigenous?
October 13, 2007 . . . "JunkScience.com
publisher Steve Milloy says if that is true, "Gore should win the Nobel
Prize for propaganda." And Czech President Vaclav Klaus says he is surprised
Gore would get a peace prize, noting "The relationship between his
activities and world peace is unclear and indistinct.""
Comment: If one considers
"Global Warming" as a new "new age" religion (designed to address the saving of
"mother earth") with Mr. Gore as the high priest of that religion then this
begins to make some limited sense . . .
October 10, 2007 . . .
the 9 fabrications in Al Gore's political work called
An Inconvenient Truth (global warming movie) are listed
School teachers in Britain, in this preliminary legal
ruling, must tell children in advance of these fabrications or be found
guilty of political indoctrination.
October 10, 2007 . . .
House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi today defended the Architect of the Capitol's refusal to permit use
of the word "God" on official certificates enclosed with flags flown over
the U.S. Capitol.
October 7, 2007 . . .
"Obama told an evangelical church in South Carolina: "I am confident we can
create a Kingdom right here on Earth.""
source Comment: the Holy Bible speaks of "Thy" kingdom come. It
does not say "our" kingdom or "my" kingdom come. Bible believing followers
of Jesus Christ will understand the difference.
"Watch out that you are not
deceived." Luke 21:8 and Galatians 5:9 address
this issue, among others . . .
October 1, 2007 . . . RED SOX! RED
SOX! RED SOX!
September 27, 2007 . .
Dealing with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful
Congress. To back up his claim he is proposing a recipe many people won't
like _ a 50-cent gasoline tax, a
carbon tax and scaling
back tax breaks for some home owners. "I'm
trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's
going to have a measure of pain that you're not
going to like," Rep. John Dingell, who is
marking his 52nd year in Congress, said Wednesday in an
interview with The Associated Press.
September 26, 2007 . .
. There is a clear and present danger to our
freedom and way of life in the USA. Read about it here
September 22, 2007 . .
. Comment: are you waiting for the bugs to be worked out of MS
Vista Operating System before jumping into the pool? Me too!!!
Check it out
September 22, 2007 . .
. AT 400 AM
CDT...09Z...THE REMNANT LOW ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL DEPRESSION
10 WAS LOCATED IN SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA NEAR 30.9N 88.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS WERE NEAR 15 MPH...OR
13 KT..24 KM/HR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS 1008
MB...OR 29.77 INCHES. Why is the National
Hurricane Center even tracking this? In RI a 15 KT breeze is normal wind
speed. Looks like layoff time . . .
21, 2007 . . .
"There is not in
all America a more dangerous trait than the deification of mere smartness
unaccompanied by any sense of moral responsibility." . . . Teddy
Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
20, 2007 . . .
Forbes magazine today
releases its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in the USA and 82
billionaires did not make the cut. The banished billionaires included
Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, Black Entertainment Television founder
Robert Johnson, AOL co-founder Steve Case, former Walt Disney CEO Michael
Eisner and Teresa Heinz Kerry, ketchup heiress and wife of Sen. John Kerry.
September 17, 2007 . . . Misleading
Drudge headline today about Greenspan:
"Says Hillary Clinton 'Wouldn't Be Bad President'..."
vs. what Greenspan actually
wouldn't be a bad president, but she won't attack the issues which really
require coming to grips with during the campaign. "
Greenspan further said, in a interview broadcast on Geraldo's TV program,
when asked if he would vote for Mrs. Clinton, that he would "prefer
to vote Republican." Comment: It's the election season
September 13, 2007 . . .
"According to the
foreign press reports, the target of the IAF raid was a Syrian nuclear
installation that was constructed in the northeastern corner of the country,
with North Korean assistance. In an interview to Newsweek, Imad Moustapha
called the reports "absolutely, totally, fundamentally ridiculous and
untrue." "There are no nuclear North Korean-Syrian facilities whatsoever in
Syria," Moustapha said.
there aren't any more.
September 13, 2007 . . .
Life ain't easy for a boy
September 12, 2007 . . .
"We have had a Greenhouse
Theory with no evidence to support it-except a moderate warming turned into
a scare by computer models whose results have never been verified with
real-world events," said co-author Singer. "On the other hand, we have
compelling evidence of a real-world climate cycle averaging 1470 years (plus
or minus 500) running through the last million years of history. The climate
cycle has above all been moderate, and the trees, bears, birds, and humans
have quietly adapted."
September 8, 2007 . . .
TOKYO, Sept. 8 (AP) - (Kyodo)—A record 69.5
percent of people surveyed across Japan are concerned or anxious about life,
up 1.9 percentage points from the previous survey last year, a Cabinet
Office survey showed Saturday. Among those who expressed concern, 53.7
percent felt anxious about life after retirement and 48.3 percent felt
anxious about their health while 72.4 percent of total respondents called
for the government to reform the social security system, particularly in the
medical and pension fields.
"Come to me, all you who
are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
. . Jesus
Drudge headline today:
immigration not a crime, should not be a crime... run
that one by me again?
September 5, 2007 . . .
The 4 highest
state taxes on gasoline in the nation are, in order:
1. Washington 36˘ 2. Pennsylvania 31.2˘ 3.
Rhode Island 31.0˘
4. Wisconsin 30.9˘.
August 29, 2007 . . .
fundraiser who has raised $1 million for presidential candidate Hillary
says he has done nothing wrong and has asked no favors in return, but Norman
Hsu didn't mention that he's a wanted man. A California prosecutor says Hsu
pleaded no contest to
grand theft, was
sentenced to three years in prison and then disappeared, The
Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday."
August 22, 2007 . . ."This
unusual blast of cold air smashed our previous record for the coldest high
temperature on August 21, which is 64 degrees, set back in 1999," CBS 2
meteorologist Jason Cali told wcbstv.com. In fact, the 59-degree high tied
the record for the coldest high temperature ever for the month of August in
New York City, when it reached just 59 degrees in 1911.
21, 2007 . . . "Just 18%
of Americans approve of the job <the
Democrat led> Congress is
doing, while 76% disapprove, according to the August 13-16, 2007, Gallup
Poll. That 18% job approval rating matches the low recorded in March 1992 .
11, 2007 . . . "In terms of academic
achievement, Florida and Texas
(schools) performed the best, while Rhode Island received an “F” along
with only eight other states. In terms of “return on investment”, which
compared the level of achievement compared with school system spending,
Rhode Island received an “F” for having the ninth highest spending and
falling into the “low achieving” category."
source Comment - the NEARI Newsletters we receive constantly
complain about lack of money and monetary commitment in RI. It's crystal
clear that RI is in the top 20% in spending (9th out of 50 states) and near
the bottom of the heap in terms of an "F" grade in results (42nd out of 50
states). The NEARI's unceasing complaints fail the "bottom line" litmus
test, in my view, and our taxes are astronomical. RI Teachers deserve
10, 2007 . . . (In
the democrat gay forum debate) "Clinton was asked why, as a member of the
Senate Armed Services Committee, she has not introduced a bill to repeal
"don't ask, don't tell." She said she didn't want to try "in a Republican
Congress with a very negative president and have it defeated," adding its
repeal is "one of my highest priorities.""
8, 2007 . . . All denunciation implies a moral
doctrine of some kind. . . . Ravi
August 6, 2007 . . .
"according to the Prius's
on board fuel consumption computer, I was cruising at 100 miles to the
gallon. The only awareness I had of the power generation hand-offs between
the gas engine and the lithium-ion batteries, or the lithium-ion batteries
and the Prius's factory-installed nickel-metal hydride battery system was
the videogame display in the dashboard screen. My reaction to this
experience, drawing on 20 years of covering the auto business, was: "Wow!
Who wouldn't want this?""
August 2, 2007 . . .
Is the Rhode
Island bridge you drive over safe? The complete list of structurally
"deficient" bridges is
July 30, 2007 . . .
Check this out: Ministries with a
financial transparency grade
and a financial
transparency grade of "A".
Be very careful about whom you give your charitable donations to. A word to the
wise . . .
July 23, 2007 . . .
The US Government
is promoting religion on its official web site. There are no objections by
Here it is
July 23, 2007 . . .
The Rhode Island
political process has completely broken down. Check it out
July 15, 2007 . . .
I was just hanging out on YouTube looking at uploaded "gospel" videos and
saw one that had some quotes from "1 Nephi". This video, watched over
6,000 times, pretended to be Christian but it is not.
That quote is found in the book of mormon - which is fine - but - at the
least that fact should be clearly identified in the video. It is not.
The authors shouldn't be pretending to be quoting from the Holy Bible . . .
more information on mormonism is available
here under "Religious Movements" in the left column menu.
June 19, 2007 . . .
diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base
down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and
third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course,
in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again."
- Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a
June 18, 2007 . . .
Check out some of the weather stations where the "rising temperatures", so
called, are actually measured!
June 15, 2007 . . ."By
the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a
son who thinks he’s wrong." — Charles Wadsworth
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly
stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was
astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." —
Edify: June 15, 2007
June 14, 2007 . . .
"Fatah officials said seven of their fighters were
shot to death in the street outside Preventive Security. A witness, Jihad
Abu Ayad, said the men were being killed in front of their wives and
children." "We are telling our people that the past era has ended and
will not return, " Islam Shahawan, a spokesman for Hamas' militia, told
Hamas radio. "The era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived."
source "You have heard that it was
said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be
subject to judgment.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his
brother will be subject to judgment" . . . .
Jesus Christ Matt. 5:21-22
June 13, 2007 . . .
this leads to a fifth point: the confusion of news and commentary. Comment
is a perfectly respectable part of journalism. But it is supposed to be
separate. Opinion and fact should be clearly divisible. The truth is a large
part of the media today not merely elides the two but does so now as a
matter of course. In other words, this is not exceptional. It is routine.
. . . Prime Minister Tony
Blair, Great Britain
June 9, 2007 . . .
US President George W Bush drew gasps at the Vatican
on Saturday by referring to Pope Benedict XVI as "sir" instead of the
expected "His Holiness", pool reporters said.
President Bush is Biblically correct. "There is no one righteous, not even
one;" Romans 3:10
"no one living is righteous before you."
Psalms 143:2 "But how can a mortal
be righteous before God?" Job 9:2
June 8, 2007 . . .
Bush Gets Stomach Ache at Summit |
FoxNews.com headline - I wasn't particularly
motivated to watch this video . . .
June 7, 2007 . . .On
paper, the breadth of the Clinton fund-raising operation is apparent in
minute splendor: how the campaign courted lawyers in Chicago and bankers in
California, and how it has relied particularly heavily this spring on money
from gay men and lesbians and Asian-Americans, with two separate
fund-raisers involving Fujianese-Americans.
May 30, 2007 . . .
We do not know one-millionth of one per cent about anything.
--- Thomas Edison 1847
May 29, 2007 . . ."I
was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to
George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled
by the right as a 'tool' of the Democratic Party. However, when I
started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the
Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the 'left'
started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used." . . .
May 24, 2007 . . .
disagreed with Jerry (Falwell) on just about everything, but Jerry was the
real deal. He loved me, he cared for my family.’" . . .
May 23, 2007 . . .
There is not a nickel's worth of integrity left in
either party, and judging from the posts here, not much intelligence left in
the electorate.... Posted By:
May 19, 2007 . . .
Ahmadinejad caused an international storm in 2005 when
he said that Israel should be wiped off the map. Iranian officials have
claimed that that remark should not be seen as a threat.
Comment: technically correct - it is not a threat; it is intended to be a
May 2, 2007 . . .
(French) Socialists set
out to demonise (French conservative)
Mr Sarkozy months ago, according to Eric Besson, a senior campaign official
who defected after falling out with (French
liberal) Ms Royal. “Since we had a weak
candidate (Ms Royal),
it was the best path to take,” he said." source
April 7, 2007 . . .
(2), New York
(3) and Rhode Island
are the top 4 states in the nation in taxes.
April 5, 2007 . . .
"HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered
an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not
attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad. After a
meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Ms. Pelosi
announced that she had delivered a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert that "Israel was ready to engage in peace talks" with Syria. What's
more, she added, Mr. Assad was ready to "resume the peace process" as well.
Having announced this seeming diplomatic breakthrough, Ms. Pelosi suggested
that her Kissingerian shuttle diplomacy was just getting started. "We
expressed our interest in using our good offices in promoting peace between
Israel and Syria," she said.
Only one problem: The Israeli prime minister entrusted Ms. Pelosi with no
such message." Source
Liberals deny the existence
of absolute truth and so make up their own. Ms. Pelosi simply made this up
from her own imagination. If she were Republican, she would have been
accused of lying. This is an example of the foreign policy disaster
that awaits the United States within 2 years unless the American people wake
up. Even the liberal Washington Post understands what happened here.
Well done Washington Post.
April 4, 2007 . . .
Christian hate crime in
New Jersey School District . .
. "A local paper reports that a drill at
Burlington Township High School in New Jersey involved police portraying
mock gunmen, described as "members of a right-wing fundamentalist group
called the 'New Crusaders' who don't believe in the separation of church and
state." The fake gunmen were said to have been "seeking justice because the
daughter of one [member] had been expelled for praying before class."
March 31, 2007 . . .
Any man of good
sense should be able to see immediately that if Heaven is a perfect place
and if he is to be there himself, there must be some change take place.
March 30, 2007 . . .
"I despise ideologues pretending to be objective
journalists" . . . Bill O'Reilly
March 28, 2007 . . .
(AP) President Bush attends the annual Washington Radio and Television
Correspondents Association dinner,... " Tell us, Mr. President, how have
things changed since the last broadcasters' dinner?" "A
year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court
had just withdrawn, and my vice president had shot someone," President Bush
said Wednesday night during the annual gathering. "Ah," he said,
"those were the good ol' days."
March 18, 2007 . . .
. . . check this out! Definitely the first
creative thing I have seen from the democrat party!
"Also, "Mr. Gore: How can you continue to claim that global warming on Earth
is primarily caused by mankind when other planets (Mars, Jupiter and Pluto)
with no confirmed life forms and certainly no man-made industrial greenhouse
gas emissions also show signs of global warming? Wouldn’t it make more sense
that the sun is responsible for warming since it is the common
March 12, 2007 . . .
“I respectfully but
strongly disagree with the chairman’s view that homosexuality is immoral."
Sen. John Warner (R-Va.)
source "I do not think homosexuality is
immoral." Sen. Hillary Clinton
February 26, 2007 . . .
The Feb. 9-11
(USA Today/Gallup 2007) poll puts
(President George W.) Bush's job approval at 37%, but
among people who identify themselves as Republican or leaning Republican,
his approval rating
Thus, despite bad
news from Baghdad and carefully crafted hand-wringing by high-profile GOP
war critics in Congress such as Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, three of four
Republicans in the country are hanging in there with the president. The poll
also shows that rank-and-file Republicans have higher regard for the
president than they do Republicans in Congress. They gave GOP lawmakers a
63% job-approval rating, 13 points below Bush's. And
(President George W.) Bush made a mistake
sending U.S. troops to Iraq.
February 22, 2007 . . .
On August 1, 1993, I was taken before the Supreme
Court (Egypt) and charged with being a threat
to Islam. I was allowed to speak in my defense and said, "This charge is
illogical! How can I be a threat to Islam if Islam is from Allah? I believe
that no one, not even Satan, can be a threat to my Christian faith and to my
God." Amil Solomon; Nationality: Egyptian American
February 15, 2007 . . .
"(2007-02-11) — Wal-Mart and Home Depot stores
in upstate New York report brisk sales of the new Global Warming Shovel
which hit store shelves just in time for this week’s 9.5-foot snowfall.
The shovels, made of a rigid form of lightweight GORE-TEX®, are specifically
designed to remove the kind of snow spawned by greenhouse gases in the
atmosphere, “no matter how deep it gets,” according to the manufacturer."
February 14, 2007 . . .
"HEARING ON 'WARMING OF PLANET' CANCELED BECAUSE OF
ICE STORM" . . . Today's headline at
February 2, 2007 . . .
"Mr. Bush’s idea that he bears responsibility for troop deployments," Sen.
Specter said, “is an artifact of an era long gone when people thought
leadership consisted of bold principled vision, decisive action and
unshakable perseverance.” “We now know,” he added, “that true leadership in
time of war means finding the least offensive, politically-expedient middle
ground to allow all members of Congress to claim credit for achieving the
Defense Department’s primary goal of keeping our armed forces out of harm’s
February 1, 2007 . . .
"We will monitor his
progress. His (7-foot-9, 370-pound Sun Ming Ming from China) name has
cropped up, but since he's never really played, I don't know how he can be
on our radar," Marty Blake, the NBA's director of scouting, said in a
interview. "We would be interested in a player of some repute anywhere
in the world, especially one who's 7-9. ... As (former Utah Jazz coach)
Frank Layden always said, 'You can't teach height.'"
January 31, 2007 . . .
Today's headlines shout "'BILLIONS
TO GO WATERLESS' IN CLIMATE SHOCK...
ALL-STAR GROUP: 10 years to save
the planet..." 30 years
ago the headlines spoke of the coming
Do you know what the Holy Bible says about this? "Do
not fear what they fear; do not be frightened. But in your hearts set
apart Christ as Lord."
1 Peter 3:14-15
January 20, 2007 . . .
Webmaster comment: Global warming is a
fact but it appears that the explanation is political and alarmist and not
scientifically true. The apparent cause is the sun giving off more
energy - the most in 1000 years. The proof: the ice caps on Mars are
melting too and none of the usual politicized
culprits usually named as causative are present on Mars . . .
January 18, 2007 . . .
"Dr." Cullen can not accurately predict next week's weather with certainty,
yet she is a self-proclaimed expert on the climate of the entire earth.
There are too many of the alarmist type scientists craving attention to feed
their inflated egos. They have to preach gloom and doom to be recognized
because they have never produced useful technology, such as patents or
inventions. 30 years ago it was a coming ice age, the earth was going to run
out of oil in the 80's, etc., etc. Any warming trend is coming from all of
the hot air coming out of these self-proclaimed expert's mouths!
January 17, 2007 . . .
“I wish that we could receive strong messages of
support from the US so we don’t give some boost to the terrorists and make
them feel that they might have achieved success. I believe that such
statements give moral boosts to the terrorists and push them towards making
an extra effort and making them believe that they have defeated the American
Administration, but I can tell you that they haven’t defeated the Iraqi
Government.” Nouri al-Maliki (Iraqi Prime Minister)
January 10, 2007 . . .
"And we will work with others to prevent Iran from
gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region." President
George W. Bush
December 1, 2006 . . ."My
hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ."
-- John Quincy Adams, Dec. 24, 1814 (6th President of the
November 14, 2006 . . .
"Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has
provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and
gifts to "dozens of members of Congress and staff," including what Abramoff
has reportedly described as "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic
November 13, 2006 . . .
“Many Israelis feel that the free world under the
leadership of the U.S. is facing a similar situation to Europe in the 1930s,
when they watched the rearming of the Nazi Reich,” said Yuval Steinitz, a
senior member of Parliament’s foreign and defense committee. “No one could
predict the global catastrophe 10 years later, and Iran may be the same.”
November 11, 2006 . . .
Sir Elton (John) said people were too busy
blogging on the internet to go out onto the streets to stand up for what
they believed in. source
October 31, 2006 . . .
"An analysis by the
Center for Media and Public Affairs of midterm election stories aired on the
ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts Sept. 5-Oct. 22 found that 2006's
coverage has been almost five times as heavy as in the 2002 midterm
elections: 167 stories, compared with 35 four years ago. The study found
that three out of four evaluations of Democratic candidates' chances of
winning — such as sound bites — were positive, compared with one out of
eight for Republicans."
October 18, 2006 . . .
"5 out of 4 U.S. Teachers Reject Math-Esteem Study" by
— A new Brookings Institution study that shows an inverse relationship
between math skills and student self-esteem is “just plain wrong,” according
to an overnight poll of the nation’s largest teacher’s union. The study
found that Japanese and Korean students excel in math despite their lack of
confidence in their own abilities, while American kids feel great about
their abilities but have much lower skills according to tests. But the
survey of National Education Association (NEA) members shows that “five out
of four teachers find fault with the data.” “It just doesn’t add up,” said
an unnamed NEA spokesman. “We’ve spent three decades of the last 20 years
teaching kids that their self-esteem and happiness are unrelated to their
academic competence. The overwhelming minority of them now feel really happy
about math.” The NEA spokesman said the comparatively-low standardized test
scores of American children “simply prove that test designers don’t know how
to measure what really counts.” The teacher opinion poll has a margin of
error of plus or minus 34 percent, “but that’s okay,” the spokesman said,
“because the pollsters did their personal best.”
September 26, 2006 . . .
“As they review
the bizarre and unpredictable weather
pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are
beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological
fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval.”
All of this sounds very ominous. That is, until you realize that the three
quotes I just read were from articles in 1975 editions of Newsweek Magazine
and The New York Times, and Time Magazine in 1974.
source They weren’t referring to global warming; they were warning
of a coming ice age. Let me repeat, all three of those quotes were
published in the 1970’s and warned of a coming ice age.
French President Jacques Chirac provided the key clue as to why so many in
the international community still revere the Kyoto Protocol, who in 2000
said Kyoto represents “the first component of an authentic global
governance.” US Senator James Inhofe
response to rage:
Make every effort
to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will
see the Lord.
I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or
disputing. 1 Timothy
The Holy Bible
September 11, 2006 . .
. "The attack
occurred on a Tuesday morning; because of police barricades, and the amount
of work we were doing at FNC headquarters, I didn't make it down to Ground
Zero until Friday of that week when President Bush arrived to look over the
catastrophe. It was his famous "bullhorn-on-the-firetruck" speech. The crowd
listening was composed primarily of rescuers and construction workers who'd
been desperately digging through the rubble, searching for survivors for
three days. It was hot, dirty, frustrating work, with no survivors found
after the first 24 hours. When they heard the president make his promise
through the bullhorn, the roar that went up from that crowd was like nothing
I've ever heard." . . . Jon Scott -
August 22, 2006 . . .
43,443 people were killed on the highways in 2005; the death toll in Iraq
was about 2,000. The "drive by" media is focusing of the wrong
August 11, 2006 . . .
"Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rod Island and his Republican challenger,
Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey, had their first campaign debate yesterday.
Laffey: "Israel has been attacked and is defending itself. If today
Hezbollah laid down its arms, there would be peace. If Israel laid down its
arms, they would be annihilated." Chafee: "A bad peace is better than a good
war. We have to get back to the peace process."
Israeli source (questioning the statement of Chafee)
June 15, 2006 . . .
Hawking says humans close to finding answers to origin of universe!
source The secret to the
origin of the universe is no secret. It's right in the first sentence
of the Holy Bible. Check it out! Also, regarding Mr. Hawking, "For
it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of
the intelligent I will frustrate ." Where is the wise man? Where is
the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish
the wisdom of the world?" 1
June 7, 2006 . . .
Both Rhode Island senators Chafee and Reed voted
against a constitutional amendment that would ban homosexual marriage.
Senate roll call
vast majority of American people support marriage as the union of one man
and one woman, and that is why 19 state marriage amendments have already
passed by overwhelming majority votes. It is sad when politicians in
Washington fiddle with politics while Rome burns. This matter is not going
away, but I anticipate that some politicians will disappear from the
political scene come this November.” . . . Liberty Council
) is running for Mr. Chafee's seat in the Senate this
June 1, 2006 . . .
About 70 reporters,
editors, photographers and newsroom administrators have taken early
retirement offers from The Washington Post Co. amid declining circulation at
its flagship newspaper.
April 30, 2006 . . .
"No arsenal, no
weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral
courage of free men and women."
- - - Ronald Reagan
April 28, 2006
My (college) generation was
taught how to think. The current (college) generations are taught what
to think. Therein lies the answer to how it could be that such
mindless mantras as "tax breaks for the rich" and "Bush lied" and "count the
votes" are spoken of so convincingly by shrill lemmings. The lessons of what
was called communist "brainwashing" in the 1950's are not lost on the
leftists of today: repeat it at every opportunity and soon there will be a
generation that believes it. The Prophet Isaiah (Holy Bible Isaiah 5:20)
speaks the very Words of God:
to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and
light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."
Ray Farnum more
April 21, 2006
"The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their
religion.” Fred Allen, comedian
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, U.S.
Commissioner of Patents, in 1899
April 15, 2006
"At a Friday prayer
sermon in Tehran, senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Janati simply branded the US
as a "decaying power" lacking the "stamina" to block Iran's ambitions."
source Comment: with so many in the
USA (led by the commercial tv media such as cbs, nbc, abc and NY and
Washington newspapers, among others) daily bashing the USA and President
Bush, the senior cleric's statement appears to have merit. Secular
humanism and relativism are paying a dividend that is not healthy in
the long term for the USA. Our enemies see this clearly. Turn off the
TV and the brain washing while there is still time.
April 13, 2006
"I knew it had its potential
dangers, but a lot of things in life do," Crippen said. "As John told me, he
told me: 'OK Crip, any time they're getting ready to light off
seven-and-a-half million pounds of thrust under you and you aren't a little
bit anxious, you don't understand what's going on.' " (Colombia Astronauts
recalling first space flight)
April 10, 2006
There IS a problem with
global warming... it stopped in 1998!
April 8, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -
New statistics suggest
San Francisco has the
highest percentage of gay men among major cities in the world, with a
quarter of them HIV-positive,
a top city health official said on Friday. "Despite an overall loss in the
population in San Francisco in the last five years, we think there has been
an absolute gain in gay men," William McFarland, head of HIV/AIDS statistics
at San Francisco's Department of Public Health, said in an interview. "From
all the data I have seen ... it's the gayest city in the world."
The world says "If you want to play, you've gotta pay."
The Bible (TLB) puts it this way "And the men, instead of having normal sex
relationships with women, burned with lust for each other, men doing
shameful things with other men and, as a result, getting paid within their
own souls with the
penalty they so richly
deserved." Romans 1:27
But, there is a way out
of this: read 1 Corinthians 6:11. Change is possible! Praise
April 2, 2006
The recent news about a study
"proving" that prayer does not
have a positive healing
results is quite interesting. The two "groups" of people praying were
Group #1 and
Group #2 (per
scrappleface.com). For those who are Christian and know that prayer does
indeed often have positive healing effects the key to understanding
these study results is to ask "Who was praying?" James
March 21, 2006
More than 25,000 evangelical Christian youth landed
Friday in San Francisco for a two-day rally at AT&T Park against "the virtue
terrorism" of popular culture!
March 20, 2006
Cyclone Larry crashed ashore about
60 miles south of Cairns, Australia as a Category 5 storm, packing winds of
up to 180 mph. Des Hensler, an Innisfail resident, took shelter by
himself in a church, with water up to his ankles. "I don't get scared much,
but this is something to make any man tremble in his boots," he told the
Seven television network.
Current News - a tiny sampling
of what you won't see in the National Media:
March 17, 2006
Cincinnati, OH – Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in the case of
Tennessee v. Bredesen, upheld the Tennessee law
that authorizes the production of a “Choose Life” license plate.
Cincinnati, OH - On February 24, 2006, the Sixth
Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a "per
se" requirement that all abortion statutes
must contain an exception to protect the health or life of the mother in
order to be constitutional.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme
unanimously sided with abortion protestors and
ended a 19-year legal battle waged against the protestors by the National
Organization for Women (NOW).
January 18, 29005
Washington, D.C. - Today, in a
unanimous opinion written by Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor, the United States Supreme Court in Ayotte v. Planned
Parenthood of Northern New England ruled that courts may not invalidate
abortion laws in their entirety when a narrower ruling is possible.
The Palestinian Authority's ruling Hamas terror group has launched a web
site for children, preaching the moral desirability of being a suicide
terrorist through cartoons and children's stories.
"in fact, a time is coming when
anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They
will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have
told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember that I warned
. . . Prophet and Messiah Jesus
( Holy Bible: New Testament:
JOHN 16:2b-4a )
Only one in four Americans can name
more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment
(freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of
grievances.) But more than half can name at least two members of the
(Simpson) cartoon family, according to a survey (by the new McCormick
Tribune Freedom Museum).
Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi announced a $1,000,000 bounty for anyone who will
kill a Danish cartoonist to about 1,000 people outside the historic Mohabat
Khan mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar. (Pakistan)
Much of "The Da Vinci Code"
scaffolding of conspiracies was constructed in an earlier best seller, "Holy
Blood, Holy Grail," published in the 1980's. It relies on a file of
documents found in the Bibliothčque Nationale de France that has since been
exposed as one man's hoax. Darrell L. Bock, a professor of New Testament
studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, sees "The Da Vinci Code" not merely
as an effort to undermine traditional Christian belief but also to "redefine
Christianity and the history of Christianity."
no longer matters in the context of politics and, sadly, in the context of
cable news," . . . Aaron Brown, whose four-year period as anchor of
NewsNight ended in November 2005
With hurricanes, tornado's, fires
out of control, mud slides, flooding and severe t-storms tearing up the
country from one end to another, with the threat of bird flu and
terrorists attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of
the Pledge of Allegiance?" . . . Jay Leno
at the doctrine of Darwinism, which undergirded my atheism for so many
years, I realized I would have to believe that nothing produces everything,
non-life produces life, randomness produces fine-tuning, chaos produces
information, unconsciousness produces consciousness, and non-reason produces
reason." ~~ Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator,
Regarding the establishment of an adult pornography site at
the old Bickford's restaurant in Richmond, RI:
(Rev. Don) "Butera doesn't understand how an adult entertainment
store, something that could affect the community in such a profound manner,
can be opened with such little governmental clearance. "When we opened up
our church we had to get a special use permit from the town...and an adult
entertainment store doesn't?" wondered Butera" source:
The Chariho Times
military policy allows any sort of prayer, but Lt. Klingenschmitt says that
in reality, evangelical Protestant prayers are censored. He cites his
training at the Navy Chaplains
where 'they have clipboards and evaluators who evaluate your prayers, and
they praise you if you pray just to God,' he said. 'But if you pray in
Jesus' name, they counsel you.'"
Supreme Court once noted: "Music without sacred music, architecture minus
the Cathedral, or painting without the Scriptural themes would be eccentric
and incomplete, even from a secular view.'"
The motto stitched into the State Flag of
Rhode Island below the anchor is the single word "Hope". This was
taken from the Bible in Hebrews 6:18-19 which says "God
did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for
God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the
offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this
for the soul, firm and secure."
Muslim scholars have already publicly condemned terrorism, often citing
Chapter 5, Verse 32 of the Koran, which states that killing an innocent
human being is like killing all of humanity, and saving the life of one
person is like saving all humanity."
President George W. Bush, November 11, 2005
". . . human nature does not readily admit that we can only have a
relationship with God on His terms."
. . . David Brickner, Executive Director:
Jews for Jesus
“Apostolic living has
ceased, no wonder apostolic miracles have ceased.” . . .
is interesting that Diversity is inclusive of Judaism and Islam but not
Christianity. The issue of "separation of church and state" is invariably
given as an explanation. It is clear that those who give this rationale
intuitively understand, by their actions, that Christianity represents the
true Church in their minds. If Christianity were not the true Church then
Judaism and/or Islam would also be excluded from the public schools . . ."
does Protestant liberalism offer? "A God without wrath brought men
without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a
Christ without a cross."
H. Richard Niebuhr (Yale University)
Buck Stops Here,"
. . .
said the no-nonsense sign on President Harry Truman's desk
"My problem is not with the parts of
the Bible I don't understand but with those I do!"
. . . Mark
to the latest figures, the death rate in this country is still 100 percent."
. . .
"Americans should select and
prefer Christians as their rulers."
. . . John Jay, the first
Supreme Court Justice
"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the
capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all
of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves
according to the Ten Commandments of God." . . .
James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our
"There are those who believe that a
new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the
harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only
one morality. All else is immorality."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
"43 percent of Democratic voters say that
abortion “destroys human life and is manslaughter” (according
to a January 2004 Zogby poll)
As Steve Missimer waited with about 300
people at a Home Depot to buy last-minute supplies, he summed up his storm
philosophy: "You ride down the highway at 145 miles an hour and see how fast
stuff flies at you. That's what this storm is going to be like. It's not
something you want to try to ride out.""
Prime Minister Perry Christie told
Bahamians they faced one of the most intense hurricanes in their history.
"We have made every human effort to prepare ... we are ultimately in the
hands of God," Christie said.
want to raise a generation of young people devoid of a conscience,
imperious, relentless and cruel.”. . . Adolph Hitler <quoted
by Ravi Zacharias>
view of al Qaeda is 'anybody but Bush.' "
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040811-123531-3824r.htm
attacks are not caused by the use of strength. They are invited by the
perception of weakness"
. . . USA Vice President Dick Cheney
"I have wondered at times what the Ten
Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S.
. . . (ex-President of the USA) Ronald Reagan
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is
worth more than a college education."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
(President of the United States) -- 1910
Understand that nothing can ultimately be
relevant except in relation to what is eternal. . . . Os
The Two Foundations of Human
Enlightenment: 1. There is a God
and 2. You are not Him . . . Dan
"Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone,
person to person."
. . .
To watch that movie <Passion> and not be
transformed is to have a heart filled with concrete. .
. . Joe White
. . . Mel Gibson's new movie [The Passion of the Christ]
is doing so well "there's talk of turning it into a book." . . .
<via Fox News>
"Denominations and church structures that impose a hierarchy of authority or
require bureaucratic decision-making are ill-suited to handle the dynamism
of a Church planting movement." . . . David Garrison
addition to being a masterpiece of film-making and an artistic triumph, "The
Passion of the Christ" evoked more
deep reflection, sorrow and emotional reaction within me than anything since
my wedding, my ordination or the birth of my children. Frankly, I will never
be the same. When the film concluded, this "invitation only" gathering of
"movers and shakers" in Washington, DC were shaking indeed, but this time
from sobbing. I am not sure there was a dry eye in the place. The crowd that
had been glad-handing before the film was now eerily silent. No one could
speak because words were woefully inadequate. We had experienced a kind of
art that is a rarity in life, the kind that makes heaven touch earth."
Keith A Fournier <thanks
to Randall Munroe for pointing out that this quote was not by
"57% of the pastors of Baptist churches (other than Southern Baptist) had a
biblical worldview, as did 51% of non-denominational Protestant pastors, 44%
of pastors of charismatic or Pentecostal churches, 35% of pastors of black
churches, and 28% of those leading mainline congregations."
"Only half of the country’s Protestant pastors – 51% - have a biblical
"Educationally, the pastors least likely to have a biblical worldview are
those who are seminary graduates (45%). In contrast, three out of five
pastors who have not attended seminary operate with a biblical worldview
compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an
edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The poor you will always have with you . . ."
. . . Jesus (Matthew
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." . . .
Jesus (Matthew 25:40)
media people don't attend church or synagogue, and worship an authority no
higher than the economy, politics and their erogenous zones. Real
people have different priorities." Cal Thomas - Fox News -
Dec. 22, 2003 <http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,106399,00.html>
"This is the Apocalypse. There is nothing
but devastation and debris." . . . Mohammed Karimi (man who lost his wife
and 4-year-old daughter in the earthquake in the city of Bam, in Iran)
"I can hear you. I can hear you. The rest
of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will
hear all of us soon." -- President George W. Bush
at Ground Zero (Sept. 14, 2001)
"Being thankful sweetens you,
grumbling sours you; being thankful brings sunshine to your countenance,
being ungrateful casts a shadow; being thankful brings a melody to your
words, criticism makes you sound like a clanging cymbal; being thankful
keeps your feet on the pathway of celebration, complaint takes you down the
road of despair."
Greg Salamon (EDIFY . . .Volume 1,
"No one, as such,
dies of natural causes, but by appointment. Whether one dies tragically or
peacefully, none will be late for the final appointment to stand and give an
account before the Creator and Sustainer of the universe."
. . . Don Follis (Urbana columnist)
"In the beginning God
created the heavens and the earth."
"So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
(God's answer to those who just can't believe that their
ancestor was a gorilla . . .)
"I do not like
broccoli. And, I have not liked Broccoli since I was a little kid and
my mother made me eat it. I'm President of the United States and I'm
not going to eat any more broccoli." George H. Bush (past
President of the United States)
I must dissent from
the view that "all roads that lead to God are good" and believe instead the
words of our Lord, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). It should be carefully noted that
Jesus did not say, "I am one of many equally good ways" or "I am a better
way than the others, I am an aspect of truth; I am a fragment of the life."
Instead, His claim was absolute, and allegiance to Him, as the Savior of the
world, was to take precedence over all the claims of men and religions.
(from Kingdom of the Cults, Copyright © 1997 The Estate of Walter
had the highest gate receipts in all of Major League Baseball last year?
The Yankees is the obvious but wrong answer. The Seattle Mariners, which
edged out the Yankees for the top attendance in baseball last year, is
another good but wrong guess, too. The surprising answer: The smallest,
oldest ballpark in the country, Fenway Park, was number one in gate
receipts. sportsbusinessnews.com -
September 8, 2003
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often
that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians,
not by religions, but by the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Patrick Henry (who also said:
"Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" on March 23,
1775) patriot and founding father of our country
"It is not the
critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs
to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and
sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and
again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who
does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasms, the
great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows
in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he
fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never
be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Quotation by President Theodore Roosevelt
...August 29, 2003, Volume 1, Issue 9 by Greg Salamon firstname.lastname@example.org
"It is now possible to live a "christian
life" without doing the things that Jesus commanded us to do. "We have
hired people to go into all the world, to visit those in prison, to feed the
hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for widows and orphans. The
average Christian doesn't have to do it."
. . . Cal Thomas <from Rescue Magazine,
August 2003 Issue>
"Our justice system is established on the basis of Almighty
God, not the almighty court"
Roy Moore, Alabama State Supreme Court speaking about his
refusal to remove the 5,280
pound monument featuring the Ten Commandments and other famous quotes by
Founding Fathers about Judeo-Christian influence in the origins of the U.S.
legal system. <From www.worldmag.com, August 16, 2003 issue>
| Some want to live within the sound
of church or chapel bell. I want to have a rescue shop within a yard
of hell. J.C. Studd - Christian Missionary to China and Africa
not communicate to be understood. Communicate so as to not possibly be
misunderstood. - Charlie Gilbert (Electric Boat, General
"The Court today pretends that . . .we need not fear
judicial imposition of homosexual marriage, as has recently occurred in
Canada. . . .DO NOT BELIEVE IT." . . .United States Supreme
Court Justice Antonin Scalia. <World Magazine:
July5/12. 2003 issue, cover page>
would have met Jesus sooner if not for Christians who led double lives
. . . . .
and . . . . .
you praise and worship Jesus with your mouth and your life does not praise
and worship him, there's something wrong!
- Keith Green
I fear succeeding at something that doesn't matter.
. . . Dan Erickson
"This job is
about as close to heaven as I expect to get."
. Dan Rather, CBS Evening News anchor on his love for
broadcast journalism <World Magazine 02.22.03 Issue>
Criticizing Christian anthropology, the Dali Lama says,
"Some people get the impression that we human beings have a basically
negative nature . . . If basic human nature is negative, then there is no
comment: The Dali Lama's observation is well stated! What he
speaks of as "negative", we Christians call "sin". Jesus Christ
came to pay the price in full for that "negative nature" we were born with
and to fully restore each of us to a right relationship to God when we
confess our negative nature to God and receive the forgiveness Jesus offers
into our hearts. . . With Jesus' forgiveness, there is an
eternal future!> *Quoted
from March 8, 2003 issue World Magazine, p. 30
have been given a small task or asked to tend a small plot, do it
well. Remember, Nazareth was a small place and so was Galilee.
Author unknown; spoken at Congress '97 in Boston, MA
the modern day leprosy.
. . . former
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
who think all religions are the same look at the wrappings instead of
the content. . . . Gene Edward Veith
an 18-year-old Palestinian girl is induced to blow herself up, and in
the process kills a 17-year-old Israeli girl, the future itself is
dying, the future of the Palestinian people and the future of the
. . .
President George Bush speaking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
lost all of my friends at school. Now that I've begun to "walk my
talk," they make fun of me . . . I am not going to apologize for
speaking the name of Jesus. I will take it. If my friends have
to become my enemies for me to be with my best friend, Jesus, then that's
fine with me. . . . I am not going to hide the light that God has put into
me. If I have to sacrifice everything, I will.
Murdered at Columbine High School. April 20, 1999 From:
Jesus Freaks, Vol II, page 58.
I had a sort of trance or vision. I was singing at my work, and my
mind became absorbed, and it seemed as if I were working for the Lord down
in the fourth ward. I had a house, and people were coming in. There
was a bath, and as they came in I washed and cleansed them on the outside,
and the Lord cleansed them on the inside. They came at the first by
small numbers, then by hundreds, and afterwards by thousands. Jerry McAuley, Founder
of the Water Street Rescue Mission (now the New York City Rescue Mission)
"Neither I, nor anyone else, speaks for God except insofar as they speak
founded upon His inerrant word."
. . . Charles
"Relativism" (that may be true for you but how can you say it is
true for me?)"
. . . the
relativist says that if you believe in objective
moral and religious truth, you are wrong.
Hence, relativism is judgmental.
Second, it follows from this that relativism excludes your beliefs from
the realm of legitimate opinions.
Thus, relativism is exclusivist.
And third, because relativism is exclusive, all non-relativists are
automatically not members of the "correct thinking" party.
So, relativism is partisan. "
. . .Francis
your enemies will trust you if you are a man of integrity."
"Billions of dollars to build buildings to honor
somebody who says I don't dwell in temples made with hands," he
said. "I don't know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a
choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti,
I have a feeling he'd choose the starving kids in Haiti.
"So we need to begin to ask as we make up our church budgets
what our missionary commitments are. What are our missionary commitments
to the poor, the oppressed, the downtrodden?"
. . . Tony
"With the humanist or atheistic philosophy, there is a constant need for domination. Humanism or atheism is a wonderful philosophy of life as long as you are big, strong, and between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. But watch out if you are in a lifeboat and there are others who are younger, bigger, or smarter."
. . . William Murray
home and abroad, we shall persevere along our course, however the winds
may blow." . . .
Sir Winston Churchill, Sept. 5, 1940
is mind altering."
. . . Billy Graham
a very dangerous place."
. . . Fox News' Geraldo Rivera, on why he carries a gun in Afghanistan
("Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"),
Jehovah's Witnesses, Islam (Muslims), Christian Scientists, and Unitarian Universalists
have this in common: they do not believe in the Deity of Jesus"
. . .
author unknown (note: The
Deity of Jesus Christ <Jesus is God the Son> is a foundational
belief of Christianity)
"I know God
won't give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
. . . Mother
never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize
Christianity as lying at its foundations."
. . . U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in 1829
us end the Famine of the Word of God" . . .
speaking before Congress '97 in Boston, Massachusetts
"It is amazing what one lit candle will do in a dark
. . . Richard Jenness
"I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book."
Revelation 22:18-19 (NIV - Bible)
anchor in the storm is the rock
and the rock has a name:
. . . Dr.
crush the obstacles in your life if you will follow in His way."
.Jack Hayford addressing the Promise Keepers Conference in Hartford, CT on
August 20, 1999
is a unique concept: it can only reside and inhere in a single individual.
you may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. you may
delegate it, but it is still with you. you may disclaim it, but you cannot
divest yourself of it. even if you do not recognize it or admit its
presence, you cannot escape it. If responsibility is rightfully
yours, no evasion, or ignorance, or passing the blame can shift the burden
to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is
responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone
. . Admiral
Rickover - US Navy
one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so
regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open
for us" .
. . Alexander Graham Bell
the horse is dead, dismount."
. . . Author unknown
- Yield To
the King . . . Author unknown
|A tough reminder for us all:
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for
every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be
acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." . . . Jesus in