Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lawmaker Wearing Hoodie Removed from House Floor

Lawmaker wearing hoodie removed from House floor - CNN.com

Congressman Bobby Rush wearing hoodie on House floor.

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) was sporting a hoodie on the House floor Wednesday giving a speech about Trayvon Martin.  He told House members "Racial profiling has to stop."  Rush, a former Black Panther member who was active in the civil rights movement in the 1960's took off his suit jacket, pulled a gray hoodie over his head and put on sunglasses.  "Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum," Rush said.  He was applauding young people across the country who are wearing hoodies to make a statement about Martin, the teen who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida.  After Rush removed his jacket and placed the hood on his head, Rep. Greg Harper (R-MS), who was presiding over the House floor, began to gavel Rush down saying he was out of order.  Rush ignored him continued to speak, citing the Bible.  Harper continued to bang the gavel.  Rush was finally escorted out because clause 5 of rule 17 (according to House rules) prohibits the wearing of hats in chamber when the House is in session.  A floor clerk approached Rush as he finished his comments and led him away from the podium. 

I don't know the whole story behind the Trayvon Martin death.  I know that George Zimmerman claimed that he killed Martin in self-defense.  What the truth is I don't know.  But why the rush to judgment in insinuating there was a racist motive behind Zimmerman's shooting of Martin?  All shootings that occur aren't always the result of racism.  However, it gives an issue for the Jesse Jackson's, the Al Sharpton's and the Bobby Rush's to feed upon.  Zimmerman claimed that Martin punched him in the nose and according to Zimmerman, Martin pinned him to the ground and began slamming his head into the sidewalk.  That's according to Zimmerman's own testimony.  However, you can't make the claim with all the evidence we had that the shooting is racially motivated.  However, it fits into the diatribe that whites are racist toward blacks.  In this particular case, Zimmerman isn't white.  He's Hispanic. 

As I've stated before in a past post about race baiting, the media and the elected elite should present some solid evidence before making a racist accusation.  You don't accuse someone of being racist unless there's some type of evidence to verify your point. I see that type of thing happening over and over again.  I firmly believe the biggest racists in America are the House, Senate, the president of the United States, and the mainstream meda. 

 To read the full story about Bobby Rush being escorted away from the House chamber, click on the above link from CNN.com.

Mitt Romney Credits Bush, Wall St. Bailout For Avoiding Depression

NBC Politics - Romney credits Bush, Wall St. bailout for avoiding depression


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GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered an unprompted defense of the 2008 Wall Street bailout last week.  He credited former president George W. Bush and his administration for averting an economic depression.  However, when answering a question during a campaign event in Maryland, Romney criticized the 2009 bailout of the troubled automakers engineered by President Obama while praising the Trouble Asset Relief Program of 2008 to prop up the financial services industry.  Romney said George W. Bush deserved the lion's share of credit for saving the financial services sector from collapsing in 2008. 

Why was Romney so supportive of propping up Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and those on the brink of collapse in the mortgage industry, but was opposed to the government's bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.  I agree with Romney that the government shouldn't have used taxpayer dollars to bail out GM and Chrysler, but I believe he was wrong in supporting the 2008 bailout of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and AIG, to name a few.  How has it benefited the American people for the federal government to step in to bail out the mortgage industry?  The bailout of the financial services industry did nothing but stuff the pockets of the political cronies of our elected elite.  AIG executives took the bailout money and stuffed their pockets with it.  It was very crooked.  The problem with the mortgage industry stemmed in part from the government interfering and forcing them to give subprime loans to people who couldn't afford it.  It was all about making housing more affordable to minorities.  The bailouts were a joke.  The Tea Party began as a result of the government bailouts to the private sector.  It's not the government's place to bail out the private sector.  It's unconstitutional.  If a corporation is too big to fail--then it's too big to fail.  It needs to be broken up into smaller businesses.  There are anti-trust laws on the books to break up monopolies. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Justices Poised to Strike Down Entire Healthcare Law

Justices poised to strike down entire healthcare law - latimes.com

The U.S. Supreme Court

Demonstrations outside the Supreme CourtDemonstrators pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

According to the Supreme Court's conservative justices, they are prepared to strike down the healthcare law entirely--that means in toto.  If the conservative justices, along with Anthony Kennedy who's the swing vote for the court, vote against the healthcare act, they will strike down the entire law.  The conservatives say if they strike down the individual mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance, then the whole statute should fall.  The court's conservatives appear to have decided that the 2700 page measure must be declared unconstitutional.  Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia said that Congress will have to revisit it in toto one way or the other.  Justice Anthony Kennedy said it would be an "extreme proposition" to allow the various insurance regulations to stand after the mandate was struck down. 

Within the past week it's been very refreshing to hear voices of reason in the Supreme Court regarding the unconstitutionality of the 2010 healthcare law.  I would caution conservatives and Tea Party Patriots to not become too overly excited on what appears to be in the making right at this moment.  We won't know until the Court decides on the constitutionality of the law in June.  Sometimes they can give the indication they'll rule one way and rule the opposite direction.  There are many things that can happen.  I guarantee you there will be all kinds of pressure placed on the Court to not strike down the entire law, if any.  I can see President Obama offering some type of bribe or threat to the Supreme Court to not touch the 2010 healthcare law.  You never know.  The actions of Congress the past few years has indicated the rule of law means nothing to them.  The only time law means anything to them is if it serves their political agenda.  Obamacare is the piece of the puzzle needed for President Obama to radically transform this nation into a socialist country.  That won't happen without Obamacare.  Obamacare gives the federal government the unconstitutional authority to intefere with all areas of our personal lives.  This law is unconstitutional.  It gives the federal government control over 1/6th of our nation's economy. 

I would like to pose another question.  Suppose the Supreme Court strikes down the entire healthcare law in June.  Will President Obama ignore the ruling and order federal and state agencies to continue with the implementation of Obamacare?  It wouldn't surprise me.  He will do whatever it takes to impose his socialist agenda upon the American people. 

To read the full story, click on the above linke from the L.A. Times

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Supreme Court Concludes the Health Care Hearings

Supreme Court Health-care hearings conclude - The Washington Post

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) speaking before those who are opposed to the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act

 

 The Supreme Court hearings on the Affordable Health Care Act

On Wednesday March 28, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on both sides of the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act.  Supreme Court justices John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Antonin Scalia had some very tough questions for those who support this landmark statute.  Justice Kennedy said, "The law 'changes the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way.'"  Questioning whether the law's central requirement that Americans purchase health insurance fundamentally alters the government's relationship with its citizens, the high court's conservative justices suggested they might be willing to send lawmakers back to the drawing board just months before a presidential election--particularly if they can't find a way to uphold the law without significantly expanding the power of the federal government, according to USA Today.  Four of the liberal justices are most likely to uphold the law while Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy demonstrated by their questions their votes will be pivotal when the case is decided in June. 

Allow me to repeat a quote from Justice Antonin Scalia:  Could you define the market? Everybody has to buy food sooner or later, so you define the market as food, therefore, everybody is in the market; therefore, you can make people buy broccoli.  What Scalia was saying is absolutely true.  Does this health care law regulate every aspect of life revolving around health?  Evidently it does.  This monstrosity of a bill says that all Americans must have health insurance by 2014 or we could face some penalty for not possessing health insurance.  The question that must be asked is: Does government have the right to tell its citizens to purchase health insurance or should that be left up to the discretion of the individual?  That's the question the Supreme Court justices are considering. 

To read the full story of the justice's review of the health care law, click on the above link from The Washington Post. 

Mitt Romney Referred to the Late Senator Ted Kennedy as 'Collaborator & Friend'

Times: Romney Relied on Kennedy to Help Pass 'Romneycare'

Mitt Romney with the signing of 'Romneycare' in April 2006.  Then Governor Romney is flanked by former Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.

Ted Kennedy and Mitt Romney

I was reading an article in Newsmax today and it was saying that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's support among the public is eroding.  I don't have a difficult time believing the conservative website's analysis.  Newsmax's findings were from the Washington Post's ABC Poll.  The poll says 34 percent of the public have a favorable view of him and 50 percent hold an unfavorable view of Romney.  As much as Mitt Romney's flip-flopped, is it any surprise?  He likes to portray himself as a conservative that knows how to create jobs in the private sector yet passed a healthcare bill that's a disaster to the citizens of Massachusetts. 

Worse yet, Newsmax stated on Sunday March 25, 2012 that then Governor Mitt Romney relief on the late Senator Ted Kennedy to help craft Massachusetts healthcare law.  Romney was a close partner with the late Kennedy in crafting that bill.  Romney frequently referred to Kennedy as "my collaborator and friend."  Newsmax cites The New York Times in pointing out the extensive relationship Romney had with Kennedy. 

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to convince voters that if he were elected president he would issue a waiver allowing states to opt out of Obamacare or the Affordable Health Care Act of 2012.  Consequently, I don't know if I trust Romney to place his weight on trying to repeal this monstrous national healthcare law.  Romney likes to tout his business experience in stating why he's the right candidate for the presidency.  I would like to ask Romney how did he fit this statewide healthcare bill into Massachusetts budget in 2006.  Oh.... I know.  This bill was passed less than a year before Romney left office.  He wouldn't be sticking around to face the ramifications of Romneycare.  The Massachusetts healthcare law, which is a miniature version of Obamacare, is costly and burdensome.  It dictates to the citizens of Massachusetts that they must purchase healthcare.  This law gives the state of Massachusetts more control over the healthcare choices its citizens have.  I want to ask those who are most likely to vote for Mitt Romney this November or in the remaining GOP primaries would you believe he knew how to operate a business given the fact he passed Romneycare?  This law doesn't even make business sense.  The regulations in this bill makes it more costly for businesses to operate.  It contradicts Mitt Romney's claims he's a conservative and will put Americans back to work.

Mitt Romney is a liberal.  He's not conservative.  He's also flip-flopped on issues such as abortion and gay marriage.  Since he passed a miniature version of Obamacare while governor of Massachusetts, I have a very difficult time believing he will issue states a waiver to opt out of Obamacare.  I just don't buy into it.  He's proven himself to not be trustworthy.  Since Newsmax has revealed the close relationship Kennedy and Romney had in passing Romneycare, Romney's chances of beating Obama in November will be slimmer and slimmer.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Corrie Ten Boom

History

700 Club Classics-- Corrie Ten Boom



Corrie Ten Boom -- Testimony in her own words



Corrie Ten Boom-- The Secret Room



Corrie Ten Boom



One Way Door With Corrie Ten Boom (Part 1)



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I have posted YouTube videos of Corrie Ten's testimony during World War II when the German Gestapo arrested Corrie and her family.  She and her sister Betsie were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp where only Corrie survived.  Her testimony is fascinating.  I hope you enjoy listening to her speak about what she endured when she was in a Nazi concentration camp.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



I linked up this post about Joni Eareckson Tada for women's history month because she has proven to be a courageous woman in the midst of the tragedy she experienced at seventeen years of age when she dove into Chesapeake Bay going swimming.  She had misjudged the shallowness of the water and as a result she suffered a fracture between the fourth and fifth cervical levels and became a quadriplegic.  Prior to her swimming accident she had lived life as a normal teenager.  She enjoyed hiking, swimming, tennis, and riding horses.  That all changed on July 30, 1967 when she dove off the diving board into Chesapeake Bay.

Tada was born the youngest of four daughters on October 15, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland.  She was named "Johnny" after her father in hopes of a boy.  As a result of her accident in 1967, her life was permanently and drastically altered.  She experienced, anger, depression, suicidal thoughts and religious doubts.  In the midst of her life-changing circumstances, she chose to rise above her situation and not become bitter.  She learned to paint with a brush between her teeth and began selling her artwork.  She has even written books.  To date she's writen 40 books, along with several musical albums.  She even starred in an autobiographical film about her life.  Joni wrote of her experiences in a best-selling autobiographical book entitled, Joni, The Unforgettable Story of a Young Woman's Struggle Against Quadriplegia & Depression.  It has been distributed into many languages. 

In 1979 Joni founded the ministry "Joni and Friends" in 1979, an organization in the Christian ministry in the disabled throughout the world.  In 1982 she married her husband Ken Tada. 

I don't know anything of Joni's views concerning the Bible, but she's an inspiration to those that have suffered disabilities.  It would've been easy for her to throw in the towel because of her life-altering disability.  It's difficult to imagine life without the use of your limbs. However, she chose not to remain bitter but use what she has to help those who are in the same shape she's in.  She's been an advocate for those who've suffered disabilities like she has.  I have a lot of respect for her.  We can learn lessons from her situation.  Many times we complain and grumble over the most insignificant things.  We have our limbs and are able to do things with our hands and feet.  Here's a woman that can't walk and enjoy the things of life she once did.  However, she chose to use her life in a positive way and has been a help and encouragement to those that are quadriplegic.  What a testimony she is!

To read more about Joni, click on the above link from Wikipedia. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Louisville Reaches Final Four, Beats Florida In Elite Eight With Amazing Comeback

Louisville Reaches Final Four, Beats Florida In Elite Eight With Amazing Comeback

Louisville Final FourRuss Smith #2 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots over Erving Walker #11 of the Florida Gators of the first half in the 2012 West Regional Final in the NCAA basketball tournament.  The game was played in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Louisville players holding up trophy after winning the West Regional.

Louisville has had an incredible post-season tournament.  When you consider the array of injuries many of Louisville's players had experienced this season including their inconsistent offense, it's amazing they even made it to the NCAA Tournament much less to the Final Four.  Louisville began their season with a 12-0 record.  Even though they started out with that record, they were battling inconsistencies in their offense in such games as Ohio University, Western Kentucky University, and Vanderbilt, to name a few.  When they began their conference season on December 28, 2011, they lost their first game to Georgetown.  For the next two months, they lost eight more games.  Eight out of nine games were in the Big East Conference.  The only non-conference game Louisville lost was to Kentucky on New Year's eve.

Prior to Louisville's amazing post-season run, Louisville had lost the last two regular season conference games to South Florida and Syracuse.  Louisville lost to South Florida on Senior night at home and Louisville lost their season finale at Syracuse.  Following their last regular season game, Louisville went on an 8-0 run winning the Big East Conference Tournament for the first time since 2009.  They edged out Cincinnati in the conference tournament final.  Then in the West Regional Louisville defeated Davidson, New Mexico, Michigan State, and Florida.  Who would've thought Louisville would defeat #1 seed Michigan State and Florida Saturday.  Florida had a team with three players who were excellent shooting beyond the three-point arc.  Going into Saturday's game, it appeared it would be difficult for Louisville to defeat them.

For 32 minutes of the game, Florida outplayed Louisville.  They outshot Louisville.  They hit several three pointers in the first half.  After a technical foul was called against Rick Pitino and the Cardinals were down by 11, they made an amazing run.  As the game expired, Louisville won by four points 72-68. 

Louisville will play the winner of the South Regional on Saturday which is Kentucky-Baylor.  Click on the Huffington post to read the story about the game.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rick Santorum Wins Louisiana, According to Fox News

Santorum Wins Louisiana,FoxNews Projects | Fox News

Santorum_Pennsylvania.jpgGOP Presidential candidate Speaks at the APF Defending the Dream Conference in Milwaukee, Wis.  Saturday March 24, 2012

According to Fox News, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is projected to win the state of Louisiana in the Louisiana primary by a comfortable margin.  Mitt Romney is expected to finish second, Newt Gingrich third, and Ron Paul fourth.  Santorum fared well with evangelical and conservative voters in Louisiana, as he has in other Deep South states.   He even edged out Mitt Romney among self-described moderate voters and those who claim the economy is the most important issue in this year's election.  Even though it's a solid victory for Santorum, Romney is the national frontrunner.  Romney has about half the needed delegates to clinch the party's nomination.  The winner needs 1144 delegates to win the nomination.  There are 20 delegates up for grabs in Louisiana, even though those delegated, who are allocated proportionally, will be divided among the candidates. 

Santorum has now won 11 games, while Romney has won 21 states and territories.  Gingrich has won two states and Ron Paul has won none.  Santorum had a double-digit lead throughout most of the week.  As of the delegate count, Romney is the frontrunner with 560, Santorum with 246, Gingrich with 141, and Paul with 66.  For the next six weeks, the campaign will be heading north.  Click on the above link from FoxNews.com to read the full results. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Romney Wins Illinois GOP Primary

Romney wins Illinois GOP primary - Chicago Sun-Times

pres-CST-032112-24(300wide)Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center on election night Tuesday March 20, 2012.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received a huge win in a Midwestern state.  Romney had a huge spending advantage in Illinois and had all the state's elected Republicans behind him.  With 98% of the precincts reporting, Romney led challenger Rick Santorum 47% to 35%.  Romney was declared the victor 45 minutes after the polls closed.  Romney, who already has twice the delegates Rick Santorum has, appeared on track to capture 42 of the state's delegates with Santorum receiving 12.  Romney will also receive most of the state's 15 super-delegates. 

To read the full story of Romney's victory Tuesday night, click on the above link at Chicago-Sun Times.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Living the Christian Life is Beyond Me

(Galatians 2:20) "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." 

(II Corinthians 3:6) "For the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life."

Years ago Captain Reginald Wallis made the statement "The greatest thing I learned after becomig a Christian was I could not live the Christian life.  One of the objections many Christians hear from sinners that they're trying to win to the Lord is, "There's no way I could ever live the Christian life.  It's impossible.  I'm not good enough to live the Christian life."  That's the typical statement a sinner will make when a Christian tries to encourage him/her to give his/her heart to the Lord to become saved.  The truth of the matter is that no person has the capacity in himself or herself to live the Christian life.  The statement that Captain Wallis made was right on target.  Nobody--lost or saved, has the capacity to live the Christian life--that is through the flesh.  Nobody could ever live the Christian life through their own physical strength.  Anybody that tries to live the Christian life on their own will fail miserably.  I'm going to make a bold, dogmatic statement.  No child of God has ever lived the Christian life.  The Apostle Paul, King David, Samuel, Elijah, Noah, the Apostle Peter, and the list continues have never been able to live the Christian life.  The only person that's ever been able to live the "Christian" life or the perfect life without transgressing the law is Jesus.  He lived a sinless, spotless life.  He fulfilled the law.  Nobody outside of Christ has ever been able to live a perfect life.  Why?  Jesus was born without sin.  He was born through a virgin by the aid of the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, he wasn't tainted with sin.  Mankind since the fall of Adam was born in sin.  Therefore, no man can please God in the flesh because he possesses a sin nature.  Even the best of men can't please God.  Isaiah 64:6 confirms that all our righteousness is as filthy rags.  Even when you think you are at your best, your goodness is filthy before God.  We can't please God in the flesh. 

I have another dogmatic statement to make.  If man could live the Christian life then there would've been no need for a Saviour to come to this world to die for the sins of mankind.  The very fact that Jesus came to this world to die for the sins of mankind illustrates the fact that man can't obtain his own righteousness.  Man can't live the Christian life.  If man could live the Christian life through his own merits, then what would've been the need for God to send his Son into this world?  Jesus' death would've been in vain.  The Apostle Paul in Galatians 2:20 says that we are crucified in Christ.  The life that we live is through Christ.  It's Christ living in me.  It's not I trying to please God in the flesh.  In I Corinthians 15:10 Paul says that "I am what I am by the grace of God."  All the heroes of faith we read about that stood for the faith did so through Christ.  They had the Spirit of God dwelling in their hearts.  God knows our frame.  He knows our limitations.  He knows we can't conform to His image by ourselves.  God's given us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth.  It's the Spirit of God that enables us to conform to Christ's image.  The Christian life can't be lived without the Spirit of God dwelling in us and enabling us to live for Him. 

What a miserable life it would be if we had to live for God in the flesh.  We would miserably fail.  II Corinthians 3:6 says the letter killeth but the Spirit giveth life.  Does that mean the law is bad?  No.  The law is holy and righteous.  The problem is the law condemns us.  But the good thing about that is the law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ so we can be justified by faith.  How can we come to God if we don't know we've sinned and fallen short of the glory of God?  A sinner must become aware that he's transgressed the laws of God before he can get saved.  The law is good and wonderful.  However, we can't live the law through our flesh.  We will fall short if we rely on the flesh.  That's why Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  There's not one person that's good.  There's not one person that can ever life a life pleasing to God through the flesh.  It takes the Spirit of God to enable us to live for Him.  It takes the Spirit to conform us to the image of Christ.  The Christian life can't be lived apart from the Holy Ghost.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

House Republicans Unveil Budget Blueprint

House Republicans Unveil Budget Blueprint | Fox News

paul ryan 2012 budget(April 5, 2011) House Budget Commitee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at a news conference in Washington

House Republicans including Rep. Paul Ryan have unveiled a much-anticipated budget which Ryan says would move America away from a "dependent culture."  Democrats have immediately blasted the plan saying it's unbalanced, and favoring corporations over Medicare recipients.  The plan reprises a controversial component which would overhaul Medicare for those currently under the age of 55.  The plan would allow beneficiaries choose from a list of plans, including the traditional fee-for-service Medicare plan as well as private plans which the government would subsidize.  Ryan says he believes competition and choices should be the way forward versus price controls which lead to rationing.  He said this at a press conference today.  The plan would dramatically simplify the tax code, condensing the six-bracket system into two brackets for individuals.  He didn't specify which popular tax credits would be spared, such as the child tax credit or the mortgage interest deduction. 

The Republicans' proposal would supposedly prescribe "far less" spending than Obama's budget does.  However, this budget still leaves a huge deficit.  This measure would produce a $797 billion deficit in the upcoming 2013 fiscal year, as opposed to $977 billion under Obama's budget.  What happened to the campaign pledge about cutting government and reining in spending?  This budget still leaves a huge deficit in the billions. What a joke!  I can remember Ryan's budget plan last year.  It was defeated by the Senate.  This year's budget presented by House Republicans will go down into flames as well.  There's no way Ryan's bill will pass considering the Senate and the presidency are in Democratic hands.

How far is Ryan willing to go to push for this bill to be passed by both Houses of Congress?  I doubt he's willing to stick his neck out too far.  This is nothing but more of the same political posturing.  It will yield the same results: nothing.  Where's the provision in this bill to defund Obamacare?  One area that needs a knife taken to it is Obamacare.  Obamacare needs to be defunded.  It can be done since the GOP controls the House.  Why doesn't the House defund Obamacare?  My conclusion is they don't have any desire to defund Obamacare.  It's not part of the political agenda.  'Repealing Obamacare' is a good campaign slogan, but there's no teeth in it.  Paul Ryan and the House GOP know that this bill doesn't stand a chance in the Senate.  However, they can use the provision provided in the Constitution to eliminate wasteful and unconstitutional spending.  It will cost billions to fund Obamacare and as of right now nobody knows the cost of Obamacare. 

The problem with Republicans who uphold the conservative label such as Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachmann, for example is they'll use all the right phrases and catch words to allure their base, but they're not willing to follow through with their political rhetoric.  If they were serious about repealing Obamacare, they would be organizing a group of Republicans into a coalition to defund it in the House.  But they're not serious.  It's all part of a political game.  That's why we need to vote these incumbents out of office in November. 

To read the full story, click on the above link from FoxNews.com.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Glenn Beck on Islamic Extremists

America's History With Islamic Terrorists (David Barton is the guest on this particular GBTV episode)



Glenn Beck--Islamic Extremism



Glenn Beck--Life Under Sharia Law



Glenn Beck's Theory on the Middle East

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dottie Rambo: The Gifted Songwriter of the Twentieth Century (Part 19)

Dottie Rambo on Dove Nightline (Part 8)



Dottie Rambo--Walking Toward Recovery (Part 1)



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For a number of years after Buck and Dottie made the decision to save their marriage and re-focus on the Lord, Dottie continued writing her songs and singing.  Back in 1981 she and Buck relocated to California to be close to their daughter Reba, and son-in-law Dony McGuire.  Buck and Dottie formed a close friendship with Paul and Jan Crouch, founders of TBN.  Out of that friendship Buck and Dottie made numerous appearances on TBN and even helped out with telethon.  TBN also awarded Dottie with her own program entitled, "The Dottie Rambo Magazine" which ran for six years.  In the midst of their singing on television, tragedy struck Dottie.  According to Buck Rambo on the book entitled, The Legacy of Buck and Dottie Rambo, tragedy struck Dottie as soon they arrived back from their mission trip to West Indies, which was around October 1986. 

Tragedy struck Dottie when she was prepping up for an upcoming telethon on TBN.  As she was sitting in the makeup chair, she felt a pain in her lower back.  It felt like knives protruding her back.  What happened was there were two calified discs that had ruptured in her back.  They were sawing her spinal cord.  As a result, Dottie would be screaming.  She was in so much pain that she could hardly stand it.  She would be crying 23 out of 24 hours.  She could only sleep one hour a day.  No medicine that could be given for pain helped her.  At the time she and Buck both lived in Atlanta Georgia.  She went into the hospital for surgery.  The surgeon cleaned out the column but he didn't fuse her.  He was supposed to fuse her but why her spine wasn't fused we don't know.  I conclude it was due to negligence on the doctor's part. Since the spine wasn't fused there was a hole left there and she was left in excruciating pain.  The pain was so unbearable she couldn't stand it.  She once remarked to Pat Robertson on a January 1992 appearance on the 700 Club that the pain was so unbearable it would cause somebody who didn't know Jesus to want to kill himself.  That's how terrible the pain was. 

I will continue with this discussion concerning her back on next Sunday's post.  You can click on the YouTube posts "Walking Toward Recovery" to find out the details about Dottie's dilemma with her back.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

New Study Finds Obama's Regulations Cost $46 Billion a Year

Regulation Nation: New study finds Obama’s regs cost $46 billion a year | Washington Examiner

 

A new study from the Heritage Foundation finds that 10,215 new federal regulations from the Obama administration are costing consumer, businesses, and the economy overall $46 billion annually, more than five times the regulatory price of Obama's predecessor George W. Bush during his first three years in office.  Even worse was the fact that implementing those regulations would have a one-time additional cost of $11 billion.  Ironically, George W. Bush instituted more regulations, 10,674, but they were to the tune of $8.1 billion annually, according to the Heritage Report entitled, Red Tape Rising: Obama and the Regulation at the Three Year Mark

The $46 billion price tag calculated by Heritage is staggering.  It doesn't make any sense when you consider the fact the economy has been sluggish the last few years.  Many economists have dubbed the last few years as "The Great Recession."  The last thing that needs to happen to a sluggish economy is more complicated regulations piled upon the private sector.  There have been numerous regulations added within the last two presidential administrations.  It just so happens that Obama's regulations are even more costlier than the regulations issued by the Bush administraiton.  Some of the most recent bills passed during the 111th Congress is very cumbersome upon business.  Two of those bills are the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 and the Dodd-Frank bill, which is a bill to regulate the financial services economy.  What's amazing is that nobody knows all the regulations that the new healthcare law will impose once it's fully implemented in 2014.  These costly regulations are strangling businesses.  With gas prices climbing and the costs of operating a business keep on escalating, there needs to be a major downsizing of governmental regulations upon business in the private sector. 

Even though it doesn't make sense to the average business person, the agenda that's being driven by the White House is for the purposes of destroying capitalism and implementing socialism in America.  The Obama administration and the federal government in general are all about controlling the American people.  That's why the gas prices are up the roof.  The political elites are very successful in their drive towards socialism.  The Obama administration is very close to the finish line.  They know that in order to force socialism upon America, they must collapse the economy.  That's what we're seeing taking place with the help of the president, Congress and the Federal Reserve.  The independent, autonomous nation we've always known is coming to an end.  Fascism is coming to this country.  It will be in full force before too long.

To read the full story, click on the above linke from the The Examiner.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Former GOP House Leader Says Republicans Need to Use High Gas Prices an Issue in Presidential Election

Armey: GOP Must Use High Gas Prices to Win in 2012

PreviewFormer House Majority Leader Dick Armey

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey tells Newsmax.TV that conservatives must zero in on issues such as high gasoline prices to win the general election this November.  He claimed PAC's like his organization's Freedom Works for America will almost certainly make those issues the focus in this year's election against the Democrats.  The Texas Republican says that conservatives should point out that high gas prices, which experts say could reach $5 a gallon this summer, are buoyed by a combination of excessive restrictions imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and bad decisions by the Democrats' rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. 

The sad truth of the matter is Republicans don't have a much better track record on high gasoline prices, either.  Under former president George W. Bush, gas prices rose dramatically during his administration, reaching a peak of around $4 dollars a gallon during the summer of 2008.  The Republicans controlled Congress during most of Bush's presidency during the 2000's and they supposedly couldn't garner the votes necessary to utilize land in Alaskas and offshore to drill for more oil in the U.S.  It was a travesty.  The truth of the matter is it's not part of the agenda of the oligarchs for the U.S. to tap into it's own resources to drill for more oil.  The forces of Nimrod want the U.S. to continue being dependent upon the Middle East for our oil.  It's insanity.  We have enough oil in the U.S. in certain states that we could be sufficient for a few centuries to come.  Who's behind the decision making regarding high gas prices?  Is it the speculators on Wall Street?  I believe there's a grand conspiracy involved to maintain high gas prices to bring down the American economy.  I don't see a single Republican running for president nor any of the Republicans running for Congress that's willing to stand and see to it that the U.S. is no longer dependent on foreign oil.  It doesn't make any difference what the party affiliation or political preference the elected elite label themselves.  They're all in this together!  That's why we must vote out incumbents in Congress in this year's election.  They're all part of the problem.

To read the remainder of the article from Newsmax, click on the above link. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Santorum Lands Southern Primary Wins In Mississippi, Alabama

Santorum Lands Southern Primary Wins In Mississippi, Alabama | Fox News

Rick Santorum flanked by his wife Karen and one of his daughters.  Santorum won Mississippi and Alabma on Tuesday evening.

Rick Santorum scored victories in the Deep South which are both Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday evening.  It will at least ensure the campaign will drag on for a little while.  As far as the delegate count goes, Mitt Romney is still 200+ points ahead of Rick Santorum.  Even with the wins in Alabama and Mississippi, Santorum didn't gain anything on Romney.  As of Wednesday morning, the delegate count stands like this: Romney 495, Santorum 252, Newt Gingrich 131, and Ron Paul with 48.  That is the delegate count as of present.  Romney didn't go home empty-handed because the two states divided their delegates proportionally and he clinched a victory in the Hawaii caucuses by a wide margin.  Romney took home 45 percent of the state's vote with 52 percent of the state's delegates.  Santorum trailed with 25 percent of the vote and 23 percent of the delegates.  Romney also won the small Republican caucus in American Samoa.  He picked up all nine delegates in that particular contest.  American Samoa is a U.S. territory located 23,000 miles south of Hawaii.  The next election will take place with the Missouri caucuses this Saturday.  In February there was a nonbinding primary in Missouri where voters gave Santorum the edge.  With Tuesday's contests completed, the nominating process is now at the halfway point. 

To read the full story of Tuesday's election results, click on the above link at FoxNews.com.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bernanke Warns Lawmakes U.S. Headed For "Massive Fiscal Cliff"

Bernanke warns lawmakers country headed for 'massive fiscal cliff' - The Hill's On The Money

Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, warned lawmakers on Wednesday February 29, 2012 that Congress risks taking the economy over a "massive fiscal cliff".  He told lawmakers that the economy could hit a serious roadblock if Congress allows the Bush tax rates and a payroll tax cut to expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts to be implemented simultaneously in January 2013.  Under current law on January 1, 2013, there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases, Bernanke told the House Financial Services Committee.  According to Andrew Fieldhouse, a federal budget policy analyst with the liberal Economic Policy Institute, "The tax hikes and spending cuts could knock GDP growth in 2013 down from 2.6 percent to to 1 percent." 

Congress desperately needs to reduce spending drastically, however, most of the proposed spending is in the way of defense cuts.  I believe there needs to be a realignment in spending priorities in the Pentagon.  The spending for the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya need to end.  All the troops need to be pulled out of Afghanistan and Libya.  Many of the U.S. troops need to be pulled out of countries where the U.S. has no vital national security interest.  Also, any wasteful defense spending that serves no purpose for military readiness needs to be eliminated.  However, we still need a strong national defense.  The dollars need to be spent more wisely when it comes to protecting America's national security.  The problem with the proposed spending cuts is it would severely cut the military.  We need a strong military but the dollars need to be allocated properly.  There are all sorts of spending cuts that need to be enacted, but the GOP House refuses to do such.  The GOP House could defund Obamacare and stop allocating money for pet projects and the growing government bureaucracy. 

One projection I will make is the tax cuts won't be renewed at the end of this year nor made permanent.  The Republicans aren't going to do what's right for our country.  This is no time for tax hikes, esp. when many Americans are still unemployed and inflation keeps rising.  Major spending cuts in the right areas need to be take place along with keeping the Bush tax cuts in place.  Also government regulations that hinder the private sector from prospering needs to be eliminated.  Instead of growing government, we need to grow the private sector so America can once again can be a strong, independent, and prosperous country. 

Consequently, that won't happen because that's not the goal of the Federal Reserve nor the Barack Obama administration.  The goal is to destroy capitalism and transform the United States into a socialist country.  That's the goal of the elite planners.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Santorum Wins Kansas GOP Caucuses, Gains Blunted By Romney's Island Victories

Santorum Wins Kansas GOP Caucuses, Gains Blunted By Romney's Island Victories | Fox News

santorum_kansas_030912.jpg Rick Santorum greets supporters during a rally in Topeka, Kansas (courtesy of Fox News)

Rick Santorum swept the GOP caucuses in Kansas, but still didn't make a dent into GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney's delegate lead.  With all the precincts reporting, Santorum won with 51% of the vote followed by Romney who trailed 21%.  Newt Gingrich was third with 14% followed by Ron Paul at 13%.  Of the 40 delegates awarded from Kansas, Santorum picked up 33 while Romney picked up 7 delegates.  Santorum also won three votes from the Wyoming caucus. 

In spite of Santorum's win in Kansas, Romney erased any gains Santorum made this evening by winning the Wyoming contest along with a string of victories in a series of far-flung contests like Guam, which is one of the U.S. territories that participates in the nomination.  Romney racked up more than 30 delegates in the far-flung territories.  As of present, Romney has a margin of 200+ delegates over Santorum.  As the electoral count stands, Romney has 454 delegates, followed by Santorum with 217 delegates.  Gingrich comes in third with 107 delegates followed by Paul with 47.  1144 delegates are needed to clinch the GOP nomination.  To read the results of the caucuses today, click on the above link from FoxNews.com.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dottie Rambo: The Gifted Songwriter of the Twentieth Century (Part 18)

If That Isn't Love



I Will Lift You There



Destined For the Throne



Jesus Star of the Morning



Bring All Your Needs to the Altar



Bring All Your Needs to the Altar (the background behind the song)



I Hear the Sound of Rain



I Will Not Overshadow



Stand Still and See His Glory



Don't Pick Up the Pieces



Brand New Breed of Believers



We Shall Behold Him



Background behind We Shall Behold Him



Sweet Mountain Mornin'



Bring All Your Needs to the Altar

Years ago back in the 1970's when the Rambos had a band, they were singing in Louisiana and had an altar service.  As Dottie Rambo was preparing to sing, she opened her mouth and composed this song while singing.  Every word, every note was perfect.  Nothing had to be changed.  This is the first song she's ever written that she sang without writing it first.  The Holy Ghost gave her the words as she sang.  As she sang the song, people from that service swarmed to the altar.  It was considered a very memorable service.  One of the band members asked her following the service why she didn't teach them that song.  She said she never heard it before. 

We Shall Behold Him

Dottie composed this song sometime in the late 70's.  The Rambos were going to a meeting in a Baptist Church in Ohio.  As they were in Ohio, Dottie stopped to visit a friend.  As she and her friend were headed out to the service in her car, Dottie saw some special formations in the clouds that were very pretty.  She told her friend about them and as a result, she had to scoot over to the passenger side because she couldn't drive.  As her friend was driving, Dottie composed this song within seven minutes.  She sang it to her friend and they both cried.  The song is popularly sung by Sandi Patty; who made a hit out of this song in the early 80's.

Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome In This Place

This song was penned by Dottie probably sometime in the mid- 1970's.  During that time Dottie and her family (Buck, Dottie, and Reba) had been traveling behind the Iron Curtain.  When they sang in that area they were instructed to not mention the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, salvation, or anything about Jesus.  They could sing all the songs they normally sing, but they couldn't say anything about Jesus in-between songs.  One evening following their concert, their organizer decided to send them to a local bistro not far from where they were staying.  Dottie noticed when she was outside how dark, dreary, and oppressive the spirit was in that area behind the Iron Curtain.  Dottie had purposed in her heart to find someone in that restaurant who knew Jesus in order to encourage them.  She was told at the restaurant she couldn't mention Jesus.  She had a pamphlet with Psalm 23 on one side and Jesus with a little lamb on his shoulder on the reverse side.  She had it in the palm of her hand and the waitress came by her table and saw it.  The waitress mentioned Jesus' name and said she loved Him.  The people at her table were scared and fearful they could be arrested.  They immediately left and as she was walking outside she was thinking to herself, "Nobody here may want Jesus, but you're wanted here.  She was speaking in reference to her heart.  Hence the song was birthed by the time she went into the van that evening.  Over the years many people have misconstrued the title of that song thinking it's referring to the Holy Spirit being welcome in the House of God.  Dottie was making reference to the Spirit of God being welcome in a child of God's heart. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tearful Putin Wins Back Russian Presidency

Tearful Putin wins back Russian presidency | Reuters

A triumphant Vladimir Putin after winning the Russian presidency

On Sunday March 4, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin triumphed in Russia's presidential election with tears rolling down his cheeks, calling his victory a turning point that had prevented Russia from falling into the hands of enemies.  Putin's opponents complained about widespread fraud and said they would refuse to recognize the results.  The former KGB spy said he won a "clean" victory and was on course to return to the Kremlin after four years as Prime Minister with almost 65% of the votes, according to partial results.  Two exit polls showed Putin with 58 to 59% of the votes and incomplete votes showing him winning with more than 64 percent. 

Putin's victory places him back into the Russian presidency for the first time since 2008.  He was president for eight years before he was appointed Prime Minister of Russia on May 8, 2008.  Putin was barred from a third presidential term by the Russian constitution.  Therefore, he was succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev that year.  To read the full story about Sunday's election, click on the above link from Reuters.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Andrew Breitbart's Mysterious Death

There have been a number of theories within the last week speculating the reasons behind the probable causes of blogger and journalist Andrew Breitbart's death.  Alex Jones stated last weekend that Breitbart said he had information that could take down Obama.  Was Breitbart's death a premediated murder?  Alex Jones shares his view on Breitbart's death.

Trailblazing Journalist Mysteriously Dies Before Releasing Damaging Obama Video (Part 1)



Part 2



Part 3



Andrew Breitbart: I have Obama College Films



Alex Jones: Did the Obama Crime Machine Kill Andrew Breitbart?



Andrew Breitbart Mysteriously Dies at 43



Michael Savage on the Death of Andrew Breitbart

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Romney Builds Delegate Lead With Super Tuesday Wins

Romney Builds Delegate Lead With Super Tuesday Wins | Fox News

RomneySuperTues.jpgMitt Romney addresses supporters at the Super Tuesday rally in Boston.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney builds his delegate lead to 415--which still falls way short of the 1144 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination.  On the Super Tuesday race this past Tuesday, March 6, 2012, Mitt Romney won six states and increased his lead over Rick Santorum by a comfortable margin.  Even though the race is still far from over, Romney is inching closer to the driver's seat.  Rick Santorum, who's second in line to Romney, has a total of 176 delegates followed by Newt Gingrich with 105 delegates and Ron Paul with 47.  Newt Gingrich won Georgia Tuesday, which is the only state he's won since the South Carolina primary in January.  The states that GOP candidate Mitt Romney won were Alaska, Idaho, Vermont, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Ohio.  Romney won a very close race in Ohio.  Rick Santorum held a lead over Romney in the state of Ohio.  Romney finally pulled off Ohio.  The race in Ohio was called after midnight Tuesday.  Ohio offered a total of 66 delegates. 

Rick Santorum notched important victories in Tennessee, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.  Along with those three states Santorum previously won Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado.  The state which awarded the most delegates was Georgia, in which Gingrich captured 46 of the 76 delegates allotted to Georgia.  Romney secured 13 of those votes with Santorum's two.  In total 419 delegates were at stake on Super Tuesday.  The next contest takes place in Kansas this weekend.  Next week there are contests down South in Mississippi and Alabama. 

To read the latest election results, click on the above link from FoxNews.com.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Romney Projected Winner In Washington State GOP Caucuses

Romney Projected Winner In Washington State GOP Caucuses Fox News

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaking before a crowd.  Romney the projected winner in the Washington state caucus.

Mitt Romney cruised to a fourth straight victory in the Washington state caucuses on Saturday night March 3, 2012.  Romney is expected to carry Washington state by a double-digit margin.  With 43% of the caucuses reporting in Washington, Romney was well ahead with 37%.  Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, each with 24% a piece, were battling for second place, while Newt Gingrich was a distant third with 11%.  Romney's victory follows his other victories in Michigan, Arizona, and Maine.  The next major contest takes place on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 with 10 states competing in Super Tuesday.  One of the major swing states participating is the state of Ohio, where 66 delegates are at stake.  Ohio is also the state that's determined whom the president will be in the general election.  Other states participating Tuesday are Tennessee, Georgia, and Alaska, to name a few.  Of the total delegate counts at present, Romney is the frontrunner with 173, followed by Santorum at 87.  Gingrich has 33 and Paul has 20.  Click on the above link from FoxNews.com to read the latest election results in Washington state.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dottie Rambo: The Gifted Songwriter of the Twentieth Century (Part 17)

Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome in This Place



I Will Glory in the Cross



Behold the Lamb



Somebody Prayed for Me



Closer Home



Closer Home



The Perfect Rose



He Sees Me Through the Blood



Breaking Bread



Oil and the Wine



The Mercy Throne



Holy of Holies



For What Earthly Reason



Midnight in the Middle of the Day



We're the Generation



No Less a King



The Artist



You Will Have to Live the Song



Throughout the series of posts I have written about the gifted songwriter Dottie Rambo, I have periodically given the background behind some of the songs she has written over the years such as "Germs" "On the Sunny Banks", "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need", for example.  For the next couple of weeks, I will give a background behind some of the songs penned by Dottie Rambo.  There are numerous songs that she has written that I don't know the motivation behind the penning of them.  What few I do know I've learned from the YouTube specials I saw about Dottie Rambo.  I will only take the time to mention a couple on this particular post.  I'll mention the background behind some of her other songs in the next post.  In this particular post I've featured some of the most recent songs Dottie had written in her songwriting career dating back from the 1970's. 

I Go to the Rock

I don't know much about the background behind this song.  I do know she wrote this song in 1970.  I can't prove this for certain but I have a feeling she may have written this song in the midst of the marital problems she and her then husband Buck faced.  Dottie had submitted this song to her recording company, Benson, to record this song.  If what I read serves me correct, they wouldn't record the song because it sounded "too rocky".  As I've stated in a past back in November concerning Rambo, she was a trendsetter in gospel music.  Janet Paschal stated Dottie was an "edgy" songwriter who had went beyond the boundaries some of the others in southern gospel music had set.  One thing that was unique about Rambo, she gave a lot of soul to her music.  She had an alto voice.  Another thing that was unique concerning Rambo and her singing family was they didn't fit the bill of southern gospel music when they first performed before the National Quartet Convention in 1964.  Southern Gospel groups typically had a bass singer.  The Rambos didn't have a bass singer. The Rambos consisted of Buck, Dottie, and Reba.  Also, they utilized inverted harmony into their singing style.  They would complement one another in singing.  When the lead became too high for one person to sing, another would pick up where the one left off.  So being unique was nothing new for Dottie.  Dottie was also different in the fact she recorded her first "spirituals" album in 1968 featuring a black backup choir.  They recorded an album entitled, "The Soul of Me."  Dottie won a Grammy for that album and Billboard Magazine labeled her as "Trendsetter of the Year."  She recorded music for different genres of music.  She wrote music for traditional gospel, black gospel, contemporary, and even country gospel. 

This particular song that she penned, "I Go to the Rock" was a different type of song that Dottie wrote.  It's a song that many black choirs and gospel groups sing today.  Whitney Houston, the former pop singer who died in February, performed this song in the late 90's.  As I've mentioned earlier, Dottie tried to get this song recorded, but the recording company they were signed to refused to record it.  Therefore, she tabled that song for a number of years.  I don't know the event which resulted in the resurrection of that song, but somebody learned about that song and recorded it and Dottie eventually recorded that song.  My knowledge about the background of this particular song is sketchy.  Consequently, that's all I know about this particular song. 

The Oil and the Wine

This song was written by Dottie sometime in the late 1970's following the divorce of her daughter, Reba from her first husband.  Reba got married for the first time when she was 23 years old and her marriage ended in divorce. I don't know all the events that took place that resulted in Reba's divorce.  However, many people in Christian circles didn't react very positively to it.  She faced a lot of ridicule for her divorce.  There was an event that Reba attended in Dallas and she was "booed" off the stage.  Dottie was very hurt over the crowd's reaction towards Reba at that time as a result of the divorce.  It was through that incident that Dottie penned the song "The Oil and the Wine."  The theme of that song is we need to learn as Christians to be the Good Samaritan and reach out to those that are inwardly hurting.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Conservative Commentator Andrew Breitbart Is Dead At 43

Conservative Commentator Andrew Breitbart Is Dead At 43 Fox News

AndrewBreitbartFormer conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart, a widely read conservative internet blogger, whose flare for battle with politicians and the mainstream media earned him a reputation as one of the nation's most influential commentators, died Thursday March 1, 2012.  The websites Breitbart founded ran a statement Thursday morning stating that Breitbart died "unexpectedly from natural causes" in Los Angeles shortly after midnight.  Breitbart was 43 years old.  His attorney and editor-in-chief of those sites confirmed his death to Fox News. 

Breitbart was a prolific commentator who founded several websites devoted to covering politics, entertainment, and everything-in-between.  Earlier in his career, he worked for the Drudge Report before leaving to start his outlets including Big Government, Big Hollywood, and Breitbart.tv.  The Los Angeles coroner's office stated that a "cardiac event" likely led to Breitbart's death.  Breitbart's father-in-law, Orson Bean, said Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly before his collapse.  Someone saw him and called the paramedics, who tried to revive him.  He was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.  He had suffered heart problems a year earlier, but Bean couldn't pinpoint the problem.  Those who knew and worked with Breitbart said he was witty, fearless, and sharply intelligent, and devoted to his work.  "He was the modern conservative iteration of a 1960's radical," according to Jonah Goldberg.  Goldberg said that on Fox News shortly after Breitbart's death was reported.  Breitbart considered it his charge to expose corruption, hypocrisy, and media bias.  He leveraged his network of websites to accomplish that goal.

Breitbart was also on the forefront of several controversies, notably the salacious tweets by former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) he had sent to young women before his resignation last year.  To read more about Breitbart, click on the above link from FoxNews.com. 

Christian Women Will be Featured For Women's History Month

  Corrie Ten Boom

 Susannah Wesley

This month on Women's History Month I'll be featuring Christian women on this blog.  I know at least two Christian women I'll be featuring posts about such as Corrie Ten Boom and Susannah Wesley.  What an inspiration both Christian women were for the cause of Christianity.  Susannah Wesley was the mother of the famous Methodist preacher John Wesley and hymnist Charles Wesley.  There will probably be a few other Christian women I'll be featuring, but I haven't decided whom I'll feature yet.  I may post one on Catherine Marshall, wife of the Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, who was chaplain of the U.S. Senate twice.  I'll think of others as time goes along.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Michigan and Arizona Primary Results

Michigan and Arizona primary results: Mitt Romney wins ugly - POLITICO.com

Mitt Romney addresses supporters at his Michigan primary night rally in Novi, Mich. | Reuters PhotoGop candidate Mitt Romney during Tuesday's primary

GOP candidate Rick Santorum during Michigan primary

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney cruised through Arizona, winning all the delegate votes in that state.  Romney also won the endorsement of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer prior to the primary Tuesday.  Politico says that Romney had an ugly win in Michigan.  What's interesting about Romney's ugly win in Michigan is that Michigan is Romney's home state and Michigan isn't necessarily a "conservative" state in the sense as Tennessee or South Carolina, for example.  More importantly, Michigan is the home state of Mitt Romney.  It's also the state where Romney's dad, George Romney, was governor from 1963-69.  But even Romney's former home turf wasn't enough to give him a  comfortable victory in Michigan.  The Santorum camp is stating that the race is increasingly becoming a delegate hunt.  He pointed out that with the delegate count Santorum won five Congressional districts in Michigan.  Santorum claims through the delegate count he'll either tie Romney in Michigan or surpass him in the delegate count.

The next major primaries will take place next Tuesday on March 6, 2012 where ten states will participate in Super Tuesday.  Ohio and Tennessee are two of those states.  A couple of Buckeye polls show Santorum leading in that state as of present.  Romney was in Ohio yesterday with events in Cleveland and Toledo.  He will be heading back to the Cleveland area this weekend.  There are 66 delegate votes at stake in Ohio and 58 delegate votes in Tennessee.  How well Romney fares on Super Tuesday could give an indication whether the momentum is on his side.  As of present, the race is down to two candidates which are Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.  Click on the above link from Politico.com to read the latest results of both of the primaries.