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Random links – {1/20/2011}

Posted by Jim Rector on January 20, 2011

Autumn Leaves in Snow
A great Northern California photographer I follow. Check out his blog.

What About the Twins? The Deadly Logic of Abortion
”But, even as millions were morally troubled by the account, many were unable to muster a moral argument against the abortions. Why? Because the logic of abortion has been so widely accepted in the larger society.”

Obama Says There’s Been an ‘Evolution’ in Human Rights in China—Even Though China Lacks Freedom of Religion and of the Press and Is Run by Communist Party
Chinese Dissident Calls for Obama to ‘Imagine’ One of His Daughters ‘Has to Be Put to Death,’ Just Like Under China’s One-Child Policy
Wonder which of his daughters he would choose if forced to make decision under China’s 1 child policy.

Sheila Jackson Lee on Chinese Health Care
Why do people continue to assume she knows what’s she’s talking about?

Rep. John Lewis Says Declaration’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ Language and 14th Amendment Authorize Congress to Force People to Buy Health Insurance
Be nice if they actually understood the standard that they are sworn to uphold.

NM Gov. Susana Martinez Declares War On Undocumented Workers, Drivers Licenses
It’s a good start.

US Customs & Border Patrol Protecting America From Chocolate Toy Eggs (And Charging You For The Privilege)
Wouldn’t want an “illegal” chocolate egg getting in but Jose rapist coke mule is just fine.

CFLs burn out in California?
Guess they’re not the environment savers we were led to believe.

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Random Links–{12/29/2010}

Posted by Jim Rector on December 29, 2010

Random thought before the links: If the Republican’s nominate Romney for 2012 they will lose. If they nominate Palin they will lose. If they nominate Gingrich they will lose. I think Pawlenty, Jindal, and Barbour all lose. So the message for the Republican party is cast off the “front runners” and find someone who can generate excitement and articulate the small government-low tax message. Oh, they have to be true believers in that concept also. We’ll see right through the pretenders.

John Stossel – Top 10 Politicians’ Promises Gone Wrong
Best political program of 2010 boiled down to 42 minutes.

Sotomayor Guides Court’s Liberal Wing
And here I thought the Supremes were supposed to be above politics.

GOP all set to wimp out on EPA?
They better do what we want or we’ll bounce them out of office too.

Home Prices Probably Fell, Showing U.S. Economy’s Weak Link
”..Probably…”? When it’s bad news for those in charge it’s difficult to be definitive.

Abortion stats infographic
”It would have taken about 342 Hiroshima type nuclear attacks to kill as many people as abortion has killed since Roe vs Wade.”

Some Friendly Advice for Church Boards: Give Your Pastor a Break
We do this at our Church and believe me, we reap the benefits.

Planning Your Menu for 2011–Reading the Bible by Genre
Our Church’s Bible reading plan for 2010.

Is There Any Actual Proof A House Was Robbed Due To A Facebook Status Update?
It would have to be one of your “friends.”

Get Better Privacy and Less Chat Annoyance with Facebook Lists
Guess this beats just setting your status to “offline” all the time.

The Death of the Grown-Up
Book review. Until the 1940’s there were only children and adults. No such thing as “teenagers.”

Zip Tie Snow Tires: The Cheapest Way To Blizzard-Proof Your Bike
For my crazy northern friends that like to ride their bikes in snow.

Postponing Eagles vs. Vikings: The ‘Wussification of America’
I think we’re pretty much way down that “Wussification” road.

Why I Ditched iTunes For Amazon MP3s
It’s all about the wallet.

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Random Links–{12/28/2010}

Posted by Jim Rector on December 27, 2010

Shhhh! – Return of the Death Panel
They don’t want to shout this one from the roof tops. “I told you so” comes to mind.

All 10 States Losing Congressional Seats Tilt Democratic
People will always vote with their feet to the lowest taxed, most pro-business, and pro-freedom parts of the country.

111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined: $10,429 Per Person in U.S
Guess that’s what they mean when they say “we all must sacrifice.”

When ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Meets Religious Liberty
Mounting religious liberty concerns in “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” attack grow with new revelations from active-duty chaplain
Special forces wary of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal
No one wins when you give special status to a “lifestyle choice”.

Lights out for 100-watt incandescent bulbs in California
And they wonder why people are fleeing the state….

Hey New York, This Is Real Snow
IDK, NY gets it’s share.

On Cyber Monday, Amazon Sold 158 Items Per Second (13.7 Million In Total)
Don’t you know the Dems are just dying to tap this tax pipeline.

5 Celebrities We Wish Would Go Away In 2011
I can think of a few more. You?

AP’s Notable Deaths of 2010 List Has Some Liberal Mini-Spins
Sen. Robert Byrd – Former Grand Dragon of the KKK and a DEMOCRAT.

Mike Singletary out at SF
So much for the Dallas – SF NFC final. Two teams that totally failed to live up to pre-season expectations.

How Houston’s Congress members budget
Democrat and Republican’s both spend our money. Paul is the only consistent one of the bunch. To be fair, they all appear to be within budget.

Japan’s Nanny State Gone Wild – A license is required to administer coffee enemas
Yuck! Gives a hole..er..whole new meaning to “dark roasted”.

Expert: Texas Wildflowers Be Less Showy This Year
Bummer. Not enough rain in the fall.

Woman arrested at ABIA after refusing enhanced pat down
Sure, being molested stinks for you, but it makes people think we’re doing our job.
Prime example of “Sheeple”:

  • “I understand her side of it, and their side as well, but it is for our protection so I have no problems with it,” said Gwen Washington, who lives in Killeen.
  • “It’s unfortunate that that happened and she didn’t get to fly home, but it makes me feel a little safer,” said Emily Protine.

TSA Silences Pilot For Telling The Truth
The truth hurts and they don’t want anybody telling it.

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Don’t forget: Obama says inconvenient grandchildren are a “punishment,” should be killed

Posted by Jim Rector on November 2, 2008

Another reason I would never vote Obama:

NeverFindOut.org

HT: Dan Phillips

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Obama and “Evangelicals?”

Posted by Jim Rector on September 19, 2008

The last couple of days I’ve read a few posts where “evangelical” Christians have stated support for Obama. Even in the face of his radical position on abortion including his opposition to bills that would mandate emergency care for children born alive during botched abortions they won’t change their minds. They seem to have elevated helping the poor, protecting the environment, and stopping the war as somehow more important than stopping murder. This is troubling considering that stopping murder is the most “black and white” in Scripture of all these issues.

Josh Harris answers a possible church member in his post – “Abortion and Voting” on the Covenant Life Blog. I think he handled it well, although, I wish he would have hit on the fact that there’s no Biblical mandate for the government to take anyone’s money by force of law and give it to someone else. The Bible mandates that Christians take care of the “Widows and Orphans” and the poor. But that’s a charge to individual Christians and Churches not to governments. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 also says that “if you don’t work, you don’t eat.” Proverbs 10:4 and 6:9-11 also address the issue. All one has to do is look here in Houston in the aftermath of hurricane Ike. The local entities and charities are doing a much better job distributing aid and resources than FEMA. There’s no way I want the federal government to take over my healthcare decisions. What BO and these “evangelicals” are calling for is at best socialism and at worst Marxist/Leninism.

I also don’t think there’s any support in the Bible for an environmental policy that does nothing to help the environment and only redistributes wealth from the US to third world countries. It does say to work and have dominion over the earth. So when there’s a decision between building a dam to provide drinking water to millions of people and saving a “snail darter” the people win. Let’s face it; neither party is for dirty water or polluting the air.

One other post by emergent leader Tony Jones incensed me. His post simply titled “Abortion” states some of his reasons for supporting Obama despite the abortion issue. In it he states “Second, I really have nothing to gain from an Obama presidency, except maybe a more just and civil country.” What does this mean?

Christian Tracy from Texas puts it well in his comment to Tony’s post:

We really need to elaborate on how a BO presidency would lead to a more just and civil country. I have been listening to BO and don’t know what Tony is referring to. What I hear is very polished speaking with little substance. The guy does not have much of a voting record given his limited time in the Senate but just enough to expose his socialist leanings.

Based on what we do know about BO these statements can be made about his form of “justice and civility”:

  1. He will bail you out if you take on more debt than you can afford and in the process make those who’ve made responsible decisions pay the bill.
  2. Your education will be paid and he’ll take from the “wealthy” to pay for it.
  3. He will provide you with retirement by increasing taxes on those with “lots of money” but not provide them with compensatory benefit toward their retirement.
  4. If you are poor he will take money from America’s corporations to provide you with a better existence costing millions of Americans their jobs.
  5. If you don’t have enough of anything he will take from those that have plenty and ensure you have what you need.
  6. If you are a small business owner he will require you to provide benefits that you cannot possibly afford to appease those too ignorant to know that in his doing so he will force you to fire your staff and close down your business.

I would add two more:

  1. He will use thugs to shut down any opposition to his plans or ideas.
  2. He will “listen” in order to repeat back peoples grievances in order to foment class warfare.

So, even though the abortion issue alone is enough to disqualify BO in my book there are plenty of other troubling things about him for Christians to be weary of. Communism, Marxism, and Socialism are absolutely not compatible with Christianity. Obama has a higher liberal rating than that of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders. Another fact that disqualifies him.

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Obama = Infanticide

Posted by Jim Rector on September 17, 2008

Ok so-called “evangelicals” supporting Obama. He turns my stomach. I’m sorry, but I would not vote for Obama if there was a gun pointed to my head.

A brave young lady, Gianna Jessen, a survivor of a botched abortion speaks out.

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