Thursday, July 31, 2014

House Approves Lawsuit Against Obama

House Approves Lawsuit Against Obama




How stupid can the House get?  This lawsuit that House Republicans have voted for supposedly as a means to keep Obama in check because of abuse of executive power is foolish.  That lawsuit won't keep Obama in check.  The reason why the President is not in check is because House Republicans (led by Speaker John Boehner's inaction) won't stand up against his unconstitutional measures.  The House is empowered with tools such as impeachment and the power of the purse to prevent the president from having his way to bypass legislation that's unconstitutional.  Obamacare could've been defunded in January 2011, when the GOP took over the House again.  However, Boehner and company sat there allowing Obama have his way.  Boehner has said he has no intentions to impeach the president.  If that be the case, then this foolish lawsuit is just a waste of time.  I believe it's nothing more than to buy time for the president.  Could this lawsuit hinder the GOP's chances to increase their margins in the House of Representatives or reclaim the Senate?  Only time will tell.  Click on the above link from FoxNews.com to read the story.

Isotook: Get Ready for Super-priced Hamburgers Due to NLRB Decree

Istook: Get Ready for Super-priced Burgers Due to NLRB Decree


Imagine servers asking customers whether they want original, crispy or super-priced chicken. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)KFC

You need to read this article.  If things go according to Richard Griffin, whom President Obama hand-picked to be the General Counsel to the General Counsel of NLRB (National Labor Relations Board), then the prices of hamburgers at such fast-food restaurants as McDonalds or Burger King or fried chicken at such joints as KFC could rise dramatically and that could affect many families.  Griffin said employees who work for franchisers such as McDonalds or KFC aren't merely employees of their business owners.  Instead, according to Griffin, they are not joint employees of McDonalds and other franchise companies as well as local store owners.  It would collective bargaining union style. One of the top goals of these negotiators is to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.  If that were to happen, then business at these fast-food places would drop considerably because many families wouldn't want to pay very high prices for burgers, fries, and a coke, for example.  Prices for a hamburger is high enough.  If the wage were to increase to $15 an hour for many of these employees, business would be adversely affected.  Click on WashingtonTimes.com to read the article.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Obamacare Shoots Premiums up to 88% in California

Obamacare Shoots Premium up to 88% in California

** FILE ** Ronald Brock moves his anti-Obamacare sign as protestors, press and passersby wait for decisions in the final days of the Supreme Court's term, in Washington, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Thanks to Obamacare, insurance premiums for California residents will rise between 22 and 88 percent, according to the state insurance commissioner.  Democratic Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is using those issues to press for more regulatory control upon the industry.  Jones is pressing for a Proposition 45 to be on the state's ballot in November which would allow his office to clamp down on insurance hikes in the state.  Jones stated that unless Proposition 45 is passed or unless some other law is enacted to regulate the rates and the requirement that HMO's and health insurers justify their rates, then California residents could see high year-to-year rate increases.  These rate increases will go into effect in 2015.  Click on the above link from WashingtonTimes.com to read the story.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pentagon Auditor Spotlights Billions of Dollars Blown in Afghanistan

Pentagon Auditor Spotlights Billions of Dollars Blown in Afghanistan

John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

I'm not surprised about that.  With the troops having been in Afghanistan since October 2001, you know there has to be all kinds of money wasted on purchasing weapons and other materials that won't help Afghanistan.  War is big money.  There has been tons of money being made off this war.  It's a money racket.  With all the money that's been spent fighting the Taliban and reconstructing Afghanistan, what has it amounted to?  Not any.  The level of government corruption amongst the highest levels is so corrupt that it's mind boggling.  Click on the link from FoxNews.com to read the full story.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Vows Israel Will do What is Necessary to Fight Hamas

Israeli PM Benjamin Vows Israel Will do What is Necessary to Fight Hamas



The question I have to ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to what extent?  Until President Obama or the U.N. tells you to stop and hold a cease fire?  Hamas isn't going to stop that easily.  As long as the President or the U.N. try to hamstring you and attach conditions on how far Israel can fight this conflict with Hamas, then Hamas will continue striking back.  Hamas doesn't believe in Israel's right to exist.  I guarantee you Hamas doesn't mind fighting Israel unless Israel really hands it to them.  Israel also needs to be careful when Hamas claims to agree to a holiday truce.  Hamas can say that to throw Israel off track and then fire back at Israel when least expected.  To read the full article, click on the above article from FoxNews.com.

Rahm Emanuel: Send Illegal Shelter Kids to Chicago

Rahm Emanuel: Send Illegal Shelter Kids to Chicago


Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel with President Obama

Isn't that nice of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to desire to open up the city of Chicago to those immigrant children crossing the border illegally?  I know he has to be concerned for those children.  Ha! Ha!  Is Emanuel going to place them in his home?  Who's going to pay for their food, medical expenses, education, etc.?  Are Emanuel and his rich cronies going to take care of the illegal immigrant children?  I doubt it.  Instead, the taxpayers of Chicago will be footing the bill.  One of the criticisms that some of the residents of Chicago made toward the president was that he wasn't concerned about those who live in Chicago.  Chicago has a high crime rate and many black residents feel he's placing way too much emphasis on the plight of illegal immigrants above Chicago citizens.  I believe they're right.  The truth of the matter is the administration isn't concerned about the plight of illegal immigrant children or illegal immigrants in general.  They're not even concerned about immigrants who come to America assimilate and become a part of America's culture.  Instead we're seeing a Balkanized country that President Obama and his cronies are promoting.  Back when Ellis Island existed, immigrants had to be checked for diseases and if they were granted clearance to come to America they had to learn to speak the English language.  Today the federal government wants to give illegals amnesty.

The purpose of brining illegals to this country is for the globalist purpose of erasing our borders and merging us into this one-world government eventually.  I've heard Lou Dobbs (when he was an anchor at CNN) speak about the North America Union where then president Bush and leaders from Canada and Mexico want to erase Canada, North America, and South America's borders and make them one huge country.  The agenda our government has for illegals have nothing to do with charity or compassion.  It's about radically changing America and destroying America's roots and foundation.  To read the full story, click on the above link from The Washington Times.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Our Choices Define Us Rather Than Our Abilities

Several days ago I passed by a local middle school close to where I live when I was headed to work.  It had an inscription on the school's message board which stated "Our choices define us rather than our abilities."  How true that statement is.  That doesn't mean that our abilities or our talents are irrelevant, because they're not.  But with talents comes the responsibility of utilizing discernment.  We have the responsibility to make choices in order to use them properly.   The choices that we make in life say much about who we are.  They reveal our character.  Choices we make reveal whether we're wise or unwise.  Making choices are very crucial.  Through choices, we are making decisions that can/will affect us for the rest of our lives.  That's how serious making choices are.

Back in December 2002, I wrote an essay entitled, "Life is a Choice."  I titled it that way simply because life is all about making choices.  You will spend your whole life making choices.  Why do you think there's so much emphasis being placed upon teenagers that are approaching graduation from high school?  The reason is because they will be making choices following graduation that will affect the rest of our lives.  The first choice you'll have to make upon graduation is what choices you will make when it comes to your future vocation.  Will you attend college/vocational school, etc.?  What type of job or career are you planning on embarking upon?  What are you going to do when it comes to personal relationships?  Are you going to get married someday and to whom?  Most important, is where does the House of God rank in your life?  Are you serving Him and if not will you make that choice to dedicate your life to God and serve Him?  These are some of the choices you'll be making in life.  Making choices is something that you can't escape.

I've seen the logo "Life is a Choice" on buttons by pro-life groups.  I'll add a quick note here: The choice to create another human being is made prior to conception.  Once conception takes place, the choice has already been made.  You can't redo that when a pregnancy takes place.  When a couple make the decision to engage in sexual relations with one another, you're consenting to life if a pregnancy occurs.  This idea of choice after pregnancy is not an option in God's eyes.  Abortion is murder in God's eyes and once conception takes place, that is another human being that's created.  Nothing will change that.  I thought I would add that in to those who might believe abortion is justifiable according to situational ethics.

As I stated earlier, our abilities are important.  God endows every human with talents for the purpose to serve Him.  However, talents must be used wisely and the choices we make about how we use our talents say much about us.  It reveals our character, our judgment, and what's important in our lives.  In the basketball arena, there's always much said about our talented basketball players.  When college basketball coaches recruit players, they look for the most talented players there are.  However, there's more to great players than their abilities.  It's the choices they make while they are on the floor.  I do understand that the head coaches draw up strategies and give them instruction on how to win the game.  However, there will be moments when a basketball player needs to possess wisdom on what to do at the right moment, and many times that can be instantaneous.   The reason why LeBron James is so revered in NBA basketball, for example, is because he knows how to make the right choices at the right moment.  As talented as he is, it's his judgment on when to pass the ball, when to shoot, and to whom to pass the ball to is what defines him, not just his talent alone.  There are some players that are very talented but they don't go very far in the ranks simply because they don't make wise choices while on the floor or they don't play smart basketball.  I heard Louisville head coach Rick Pitino make the statement last year that his 2013 national championship basketball team knew how to play smart basketball.  Playing smart basketball, along with your talent level, is what wins championships.  You can't be very successful in whatever vocation or endeavor you're involved in if you don't make wise choices. 

It's our choices that define us.  Abilities are important if you're going to accomplish a task but if you don't make wise choices when it comes to using your ability, you'll be limited on how far you travel in whatever venture you're involved with.

The Gospel of Matthew

Summary of the Gospel of Matthew

I am going to begin featuring a number of posts on the Gospel of Matthew.  Matthew is the first of the four gospels of the New Testament.  However, many scholars ascribe the Gospel of Mark as being the oldest of the four gospels.  Scholars believe that the book was written before the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70.  There was no mention of the temple in Jerusalem that was already destroyed.  The authorship of this gospel was ascribed to Matthew, the tax collector, whom was one of Jesus's twelve disciples.  Matthew knew much about figures and statistics.  In Matthew 25, the author speaks of the parable of the talents, which during Bible times revolved around money. 

The Gospel of Matthew was written to the Jews and Matthew makes reference to Jesus being the Son of David. In the Gospel of Matthew, you read about the genealogy in chapter 1, the birth of Jesus in chapter 2, John the Baptist in chapter 3, Jesus being tempted by the Devil in chapter 4, and the list continues.  You also read in chapter 24 where Jesus describes to his disciples what are the signs of the times.  In chapter 25 you read about the parable of the talents and in chapters 26-28, you read about Jesus's crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection.  To read more about the Gospel of Matthew, click on the above link.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Obama: U.S. Should Embrace an Economic Patriotism That Says We Rise or Fall Together

Obama: U.S. Should Embrace an Economic Patriotism That Says We Rise or Fall Together


President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid U.S. taxes. Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing to severely limit such deals, a move resisted by Republicans who argue the entire corporate tax code needs an overhaul. (AP Photo)

President Obama sure has a lot of nerve.  He complains about corporations going overseas to doge having to pay their "fair share of taxes".  So they take advantage of the loophole in order to dodge taxes so they can move their headquarters overseas.  He says that's unpatriotic and that when they move overseas in order to not to have to pay their fair share of taxes it adds to the deficit.  That's not true.  And if it was partially true, you have Obama and all his minions to thank for that.  The reason why they deficit is as high as it is because Congress and the President have been grossly overspending for the last few decades.  Don't blame it on the corporations.  Also,  our government doesn't help when it comes to their policies towards business.  Their policies do nothing but encourage businesses to move overseas.  I want to say that the corporate tax rate is only part of the problem.  The biggest problem is the copious amounts of regulations that are placed on businesses each year.   That greatly impacts the operating costs of business.  I do recognize in certain aspects there has to be limited government regulation, but there's a fine line to be drawn there.  Regulations should be for the purpose of safety reasons or to prevent fraud and abuse.  Consequently, there are numerous regulations that are added to businesses from the EPA and other Congress that aren't beneficial but can result in that businesses hiring fewer employers, and reducing their wages and benefits to their employees already working.  Also, the so-called free trade agreements passed by Congress such as NAFTA and CAFTA hasn't been a help to American businesses, either. 

I, for one don't like seeing corporations moving their headquarters overseas.  But you can't raise the costs of operating a business and not expect corporations to find a way to dodge having to pay extra taxes.  They're about survival.  They will do what it takes to keep their business afloat, even if it means moving overseas.   The answer is for the government not to meddle with business in areas it has not business meddling in.  It just makes sense.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Planned Parenthood Hoping to Buy Texas Governorship and Several Key State Races

Planned Parenthood Hoping to Buy Texas Governorship and Several Key State Races



Planned Parenthood Hoping to Buy Texas Governorship, Other Key State Races

In order to defend it's gruesome business interests in the state, Planned Parenthood (the abortion provider giant) is planning on spending $3 million to buy the Texas governorship and other key state races.  Planned Parenthood is promoting Democratic candidates that will support this gruesome and evil act which God calls murder.  Planned Parenthood is supporting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who is running against the state's attorney general, which is Greg Abbott.  The organization is trying to promote a slate of Democratic candidates for the state's House of Representatives, along with the gubernatorial race.  Planned Parenthood is launching a new facility in Dallas to compensate for the number of clinics due to the number of them that closed throughout the state because they didn't meet the requirement that the abortion doctors have admitting privileges at area hospitals with the capacity to treat women who are a victim of abortions gone wrong.  That requirement, along with another one which bans abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, were the elements of a pro-life bill that was passed by the Texas state legislature in 2013.  To read the full article, click on the above link.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jeb Bush: Use Border Crisis to Pass Amnesty Bill

Jeb Bush: Use Border Crisis to Pass Amnesty Bill



Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

What a buffoon Jeb Bush is.  He's nothing but a pure globalist through and through just like his brother George W. Bush and his dad George H.W. Bush.  Mr. Bush, how about the idea of building like a border fence?  Congress passed a bill several years ago appropriating money for a border fence.  The truth is you don't believe in secured borders.  You don't believe in a United States that's sovereign.  You believe in the concept of a one-world government where all the nations will one day be one and this new world order will be run by a dictator, which in reality will be the antichrist. 

Click on the above link from Breitbart.com to read the full story.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Levin to Stewart: If Hamas Had Weapons Israel Has, Israel Would Cease to Exist

If Hamas Had Weapons Israel Has, Israel Would Cease to Exist


levinConservative radio talk-show host Mark Levin

Conservative radio talk-show host Mark Levin strongly criticized comedian and quasi-news commentator for his comments on Hamas ongoing missile attacks against Israel.  Levin stated that if Hamas had the missiles that Israel has, then Israel would cease to exist, in which Levin is exactly right.  As Levin pointed out, Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which isn't friendly towards Israel.  Hamas was also part of the PLO as well.  Hamas has the belief that Israel doesn't have the right to exist and they desire to annihilate Israel.  Levin was a guest on Hannity's Fox News television last night on July 22, 2014.

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

Mark Levin slams Jon Stewart on Hannity on July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

David Perdue Defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Senate Primary Runoff

David Perdue Defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Senate Primary Runoff


Businessman David Perdue at his own election-night watch party in Atlanta. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.Businessman David Perdue

Businessman David Perdue, running for his first political office in the state of Georgia, defeated 11-term Congressman Jack Kingston in the Republican Party primary runoff in Georgia today.  He will face former Senator Sam Nunn's daughter, Michelle Nunn, in the general election in November.  David Perdue, the cousin of former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, is a former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok, and has cast himself as a former outsider in Washington.  With 100% of the vote counted, Perdue won 50.9 percent of the vote while Kingston won 49.1 percent of the vote.  To read the full story, click on the above link from WashingtonTimes.com.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Boehner: House Has no Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama

Boehner: House Has no Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama


John Boehner and Barack ObamaHouse Speaker John Boehner (RINO-OH) to the right of President Barack Obama

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) indicated that he wouldn't defund unconstitutional acts from President Obama if they exceed his authority.  Instead, Speaker Boehner has filed a lawsuit against President Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority when it comes to issuing executive orders.  This lawsuit from Boehner is nothing but a waste of time.  If Boehner and the GOP-led Congress won't use the power of the purse and defund unconstitutional spending, then they deserve to be voted out of office this November even if it means that voting out RINO's could tip the balance to the Democrats.  As much as I don't desire to see Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House again, it's a waste of time to keep re-electing Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his cronies if they won't defend the Constitution.  Boehner has done nothing but lie to the American people when back in 2010 when Boehner and other GOP members drafted the "Pledge to America" which states that Congress would be doing the "people's business" and would repeal or defund Obamacare.  He also stated that fiscal sanity would be brought to Congress as well.  That hasn't happened nor does Boehner plan to.  Instead he allows Obama to push through unconstitutional executive orders and approves funding for spending bills that should be rejected.  These RINO's in the House as well as in the Senate are nothing but traitors and need to be voted out in this November's general election. 

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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The 45th Anniversary of The Apollo 11's Historic Trip to the Moon

The 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11's Historic Trip to the Moon





              


Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon.  The crew of Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins set out to embark on an adventure never done before in the history of mankind on this earth.  They set out for this voyage at the Kennedy Space center in Florida on July 16, 1969 and they arrived at the moon on July 20, 1969.  They splashed down in Hawaii on July 24, 1969. 

President John F. Kennedy made the statement on January 25, 1961 that he had the goal of America sending the first man to the moon before the end of the decade (1960's).  At the time America was in a space race with Russia.  In October 1957 The Soviets launched one of the satellites, Sputnik I to space.  A year later NASA was founded and several years later the United States sent the first man on the moon on starting on July 16th, and the trio of astronauts on Apollo 11 arrived on the moon on July 20, 1969.  I have a link posted from FoxNews.com and I will feature some YouTube videos of the network coverage of man going to the moon.  In 1969, there were only three major television networks reporting the news of Apollo 11, which were ABC, CBS, and NBC. 

CBS News Landing with Walter Conkrite



Apollo 11: The Untold Story



The Eagle Has Landed



CBS News Coverage of the Launch of Apollo



Apollo 11 First Moonwalks

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Senate Republicans Paid for Mississippi Attack Ads Painting Tea Partyers as Racists

Senate Republicans Paid for Mississippi Attack Ads Painting Tea Partyers as Racists


Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) one of the Senate Republicans who partially funded attack ads painting Tea Partyers as racists.

A few weeks ago I heard radio talk-show host Mark Levin mention about the attack ads that Senate Republicans ran on attacking Christ McDaniel in the Mississippi runoff, which paired incumbent Republican Thad Cochran against Tea Party Republican Chris McDaniel.  They were depicting McDaniel as a racist and called on Mississippi Democrats to vote in the Republican runoff.  Advertisements by All Citizens for Mississippi, which attacked Tea party candidate Chris McDaniel and referred to Tea Partyers as racists were funded by Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Bob Corker (R-TN), Rob Portman (R-OH), John Cornyn (R-TX)  and Roy Blunt (R-MO). 

These Senate Republicans are no better than the Democrats when resorting to similar tactics in allegations that Tea Partyers are racists.  Are Tea Party candidates your enemy, Senator McConnell?  You claim you yourself are a conservative and believe in the Constitution.  Senator McConnell, you and the other Senators that funded the Mississippi runoff attacks ads are nothing but charlatans and phonies yourself.  You're not conservative.  You aren't opposed to Obamacare.  You Senate Republicans love to remain in power yourself.  You will resort to whatever tactics you can to attack those who truly care about our country and want to see the Constitution followed.  The reason why much of the conservative basis is opposed to you all is because you campaign like you're conservative but you won't stick to your campaign promises once the election is over with.  Senators McConnell, Cornyn, Corker, Portman, and Blunt are nothing but frauds and liars. 

Click on the above link from The Washington Times to read the full story. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Israel Agrees to 5-Hour Cease Fire to Allow For Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Israel Agrees to 5-Hour Cease Fire to Allow for Humanitarian Aid to Gaza




Israel agreed Wednesday to halt its airstrikes on Gaza for four hours to allow for humanitarian aid, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.  The military said it would hold its fire for five hours starting at 10:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday.  But the military says it will launch attacks if Hamas or other militant groups launches attacks during that five-hour period.  To read the full story, click on the above link from FoxNews.com.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Obama Slammed by Black Chicago Residents as 'Worst President Ever'

Obama Slammed by Black Chicago Residents as 'Worst President Ever'


President Obama Coming off Air Force One

Black residents of Chicago's South side, who recently rallied to decry a spate of violence that took place in their city, sharply criticized President Obama for ignoring their plight while pushing for funding for illegal residents at their expense. 

I can easily understand what these Chicago residents are saying.  President Obama was a community organizer in Chicago for a number of years prior to running for U.S. Senate in 2004 and President in 2008.  He claims he understands the plight of black people.  Oh really!  Blacks haven't fared better under President Obama who claims to be one of their own.  There has been violence and shooting taking place in Chicago and President Obama is spending U.S. tax dollars on funding illegal immigrants instead of trying to help those who are U.S. citizens.  Chicago is in a huge mess and Mayor Rahm Emanuel was  President Obama's White House Chief of Staff prior to running for mayor of Chicago.  Obama is a globalist and all he's about is fulfilling the agenda of the forces of Nimrod.  He's no more interested in the African American community than he is in other races, unless they're illegal immigrants.  I'm thankful to see there are black residents in Chicago who have some sense and see Obama for who he is.  Personally, I don't believe you can trust Obama no more than you can any other politician.  To read the full story, click on the above link from WashingtonTimes.com.