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If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.

If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.

If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.

If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward

Monday, August 17, 2009

ConservativeChristianRepublican-Report - 20090817


Promoting "God's Holy Values and American Freedoms"!

"Daily Motivations"

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. -- Tuli Kupferberg

"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)

One fascinating fact about many of the religions of the world is their unpredictability. New Agers believe that everything is god and god is everything. The source of authority is what you experience. You may believe one thing to be true today, but then an experience tomorrow will change that truth. And what you believe to be true will not be true for me. For New Agers, truth changes.

Buddhists believe that salvation is in karma. Kenneth Latourette, a leading church historian, explains this: "Karma may be described as the sum of an individual's thoughts and actions in all his previous incarnations. In each incarnation, he modifies his karma for either good or bad...The ultimate aim is...to escape from ... the appalling eternal succession of births and rebirths."

How different this is from God's simple, unchanging plan! We know where we stand, what we must do, and the result---an eternal, unalterable place in the family of God.

The God of the Bible is the unchanging Supreme Being. He has never altered His character or purpose. That is what I love about our wonderful and marvelous God.

When I get up in the morning to pray, His response will not be different from when I pray to Him at bedtime. When I confront a difficult situation, I have calmness of heart because I know His unchanging Holy Spirit is present to guide me. The Bible presents the God we worship as One who is the same from eternity to eternity.

"The Patriot Post"

"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles." --Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No. 2, 1787

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Watcha Gonna Do...?

By Mark Alexander

"There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition." -- Thomas Jefferson

When a slick "community organizer" cons his way into the White House, you may be able to take him out of the hood, but you can't get the hood out of him.

When Barack Hussein Obama interrupted a recent live media propaganda confab on his administration's most critical national initiative (socializing health care) in order to accuse a local police officer of "acting stupidly," he got more than my attention; he earned my disrespect -- and that of most law enforcement offices and veteran officers across the nation.

I graduated from a state police academy at age 19 and worked as a uniformed patrolman for the next four years while completing my undergraduate degree. That was many years ago, but I can assure you that there is no such thing as a "former police officer." You can take a trooper off patrol, but can't get the patrol out of a former trooper.

On occasion when my kids and I watch the television program "Cops," with its familiar theme song "Bad Boys" and cameras recording real patrol officers on pursuits and takedowns, they know that I am not so much watching the show as I am vicariously riding shotgun.

So when Obama used a national soapbox to unfairly chastise a local Cambridge, Massachusetts, police officer, Sgt. James Crowley, for arresting one of BHO's comrades, Harvard professor Henry Gates, Obama also took a cheap shot at every sworn officer and veteran officer in America. It's a big fraternity, and even a novice like Obama should have known better.

There is an old but good adage, which Obama might want to learn before even the most devoted of his disciples declares the emperor has no clothes: "When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!"

Of course when a pathological narcissist like Obama finds himself at odds with reality, he inevitably endeavors to alter reality.

Unless you just returned from Mars, you undoubtedly know the sequence of events regarding the arrest of H.L. Gates for disorderly conduct. Turns out, the arrest was fully justified and, having "been there and done that," there was no question in my mind from the start of this controversy that Gates blew a gasket, and the officer's actions were justified. (Gates might also benefit from the "stop digging" maxim.)

In any event, Obama, who has himself been so steeped in a culture of ethnocentric elitism by mentors of racial hatred like his old "pastor," Jeremiah Wright, could not help but assume that the arrest of Gates was the result of racism.

Under pressure from a black president, a black Massachusetts governor (Deval Patrick) and a black Cambridge City mayor (Denise Simmons), the district attorney dropped charges against Gates before any of the facts of his arrest were reviewed.

Obama said the police "acted stupidly," Patrick protested that this was "every black man's nightmare," and Simmons concluded, "the incident of July 16, 2009 was regrettable and unfortunate."

However, as I said, Gates' conduct was, at best, disorderly, and the arresting officer not only used restraint and good judgment in his actions, but Sgt. Crowley and a fellow black officer have, for the last five years, been instructors for a racial profiling class at the Lowell Police Academy in Boston, and Crowley was handpicked for that post by a senior officer who happens to be black.

At noon last Friday, with all the facts in, there was a press conference called by numerous representatives of Massachusetts law enforcement associations and unions, in support of Crowley and condemning Obama and Patrick for their rush to racial accusations.

One of Crowley's defenders, Dennis O'Connor, noted that Obama "used the right adjective but directed it to the wrong party" -- that it was Gates who acted stupidly. Noting that Obama did qualify his remarks by indicating he did not have all the facts, O'Connor added, "When you don't have all the facts, your next words should be 'I have no comment.'"

Though Obama can extend the benefit of doubt to folks like Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Russia's Vladimir Putin, when it comes to a couple of local cops, he convicted them sight unseen.

Steve Killian, president of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association called for Obama to "make an apology to all law-enforcement personnel."

Not to be upstaged by the police unions, Obama made an unplanned appearance at a White House conference an hour after the Cambridge conference, to remake his case.

Receiving a reception similar to that George W. Bush received with his surprise appearance to have Thanksgiving dinner with our troops in Baghdad a few years ago, Obama's unannounced appearance at the press conference elated his adoring MSM audience.

"Hey, it's a cameo appearance. Sit down, sit down," Obama said, like some Hollywood teen idol.

In one of the most contorted makeovers of his asinine remarks to date, Obama feigned "making nice" with Crowley and offered to have him and Gates as guests at the White House "for a beer."

I am including a few Obama quotes below (with editorial reply), not only because he has dug himself deeper, but also because his comments were not read from a teleprompter. Consequently, the incidence of his verbal tic, "uh," occurs at a ratio of 1.2 times for every 10 words. This is significant because for Obama, "uh" constitutes a "poker tell," an unconscious cue that he is attempting to be deceptive.

When studying Obama's unscripted comments, the occurrence of this tell at a ratio of 1/20 indicates his remarks are disingenuous. At 1.2/10, he is lying. (While the White House video mutes his verbal tics and struck all of them from the text of his comments, you can read the full -- and accurate -- text of Obama's comments here.)

"Uh, over the last day and a half, uh, obviously there's been all sorts of controversy around, uh, the incident that happened in Cambridge with, uh, Professor Gates and the police department there. ... Uh, and because, uh, this has been ratcheting up -- uh, and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up -- uh, I want to make clear that in my choice of words, uh, I think I unfortunately, uh, gave an impression, uh, that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sergeant Crowley specifically -- uh, and I could have calibrated those words differently."

(I am certain that saying they "acted stupidly" constitutes "maligning.")

"Uh, I continue to believe, based on what I have heard, that, uh, there was an overreaction in, uh, pulling Professor Gates, uh, out of his home to the station. Uh, my sense is you've got two good people, uh, in a circumstance, uh, in which, uh, neither of them, uh, were able to resolve the incident in the way that it should have been resolved."

(Ah, they did not act stupidly, they just "overreacted.")

"Uh, the fact that it has garnered so much attention I think is a testimony to the fact that these are issues that are still very sensitive here in America."

(No, Obama's comment garnered so much attention because it was, uh, stupid.)

"Uh, what I'd like to do then I [sic] make sure that everybody ... uh, not extrapolate too much from the facts -- uh, but as I said at the press conference, uh, be mindful of the fact that because of our history, because of the difficulties of the past, uh, you know, African Americans are sensitive to these issues. And, uh ... interactions between police officers and, uh, the African American community can sometimes be fraught with misunderstanding."

(What is clear, however, is that Leftist socialized programs ostensibly designed to give blacks a chance to attain the American dream, have spawned a subculture of nightmares, and there is no misunderstanding about the resulting disparity in criminal activity by race, or the burden that places on society, including police officers of all racial backgrounds, who have to deal with that burden.)

"Uh, my hope is, is that as a consequence of this event, uh, this ends up being what's called a 'teachable moment,' where all of us, uh, instead of pumping up the volume spend a little more time listening to each other, uh .... instead of flinging accusations, uh, we can, uh, all be a little more reflective in terms of what we can do, uh, to contribute to, uh, more unity."

(The most teachable moment in this event was when Obama didn't have the facts. As previously suggested, Obama should learn to say, "no comment." The only folks flinging accusations were Gates, Obama, Patrick and Simmons.)

"Uh, but, uh, I just wanted to emphasize that, uh, one, one last point I guess I would make. ... Uh, the fact that this has become such a big issue I think is indicative of the fact that, uh, uh, race is still a troubling aspect of our society. Uh, whether I were black or white, uh, I think that, uh, me commenting on this, uh, and hopefully contributing to constructive -- uh, as opposed to negative -- uh, understandings about the issue, uh, is part of my portfolio."

(Actually, it became a big issue because Obama made a brainless accusation, and for sure, digging himself into a deeper hole is definitely part of his portfolio.)

"So, uh, at the end of the conversation there was a discussion about -- uh, uh, uh, my conversation with Sergeant Crowley, there was discussion about, uh, he and I, uh, and, uh, Professor Gates having a beer here in the White House. Uh, we don't know if that's scheduled yet -- uh, -- but, uh, uh, but we may put that together."

Perhaps Sgt. Crowley will take this bait and say nothing further, but it is clear that Obama has no intention of offering an apology. But in regards to his actions in the arrest of Gates, Sgt. Crowley says, "There will be no apology."

Back to Obama's remarks at his health care confab, I credit him with stating accurately, "There is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."

Sometimes both white and black officers overstep their authority, and on occasion, that is motivated by racial tension. But it is difficult to avoid race-based profiling when the felonious crimes committed in our country are perpetrated by a grossly disproportionate number of black and Latino males. "And, that's just a fact." (Yes, yes, I know, victims of "the man," one and all...)

And a footnote: Regarding Obama and the Cambridge Police Department, you may recall that between 1989-1991, while a student at Harvard, Obama received 17 citations for offenses like parking in a bus-loading zone (how insensitive to those who must rely on public transportation). According to the Associated Press, Obama's citations and late fees were paid by somebody "two weeks before he officially launched his presidential campaign." I suppose he thought those citations were the result of racial profiling and thus, did not need paying.

"Family Research Council"

'Abortion Will Be Covered... And It Should Be.'

For years I have questioned as to why "anyone" fails to support life over abortion. In society, you will find many men and/or women of our world support life over any killing of animals; yet they fail to support life over the unborn. Why? Why? Why? One other point is that whenever you find any politico who supports life over abortion, you will find he/she also supports at least 80% other social and fiscal issues. - oyh

For those of you keeping track, the number of proofs that abortion is included in the health care overhaul officially hit seven yesterday at a townhall meeting in San Jose, California. House Democrat Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) did a fine job of making FRC's case after a member of the audience specifically asked about the abortion mandate. The text of the exchange follows.

QUESTION: "[This is a ] health care plan that is covering abortion, which we know that over 90% of abortions are purely elective, not medically necessary. Why is this being covered when abortion is clearly not health care?" (Applause).

REP. LOFGREN: "[This is a] basic benefit plan developed by, um, health professionals... Abortion will be covered as a benefit by one or more of the health care plans available to Americans, and I think it should be."

It doesn't get any clearer than that. Maybe this explains Planned Parenthood's cold feet on FRC's debate challenge. Thirteen days ago, I invited Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to join me for a public forum on whether taxpayers would be forced to fund abortion under the current health care bills. She has yet to respond. Of course, we can all understand her apprehension, now that House Democrats are freely admitting that Richards' organization is in line to receive even more health care dollars than the $300 million Uncle Sam already provides.

Meanwhile, I want to thank the almost 16,000 of you who answered our call to email Cecile. Together, we'll keep encouraging her to show up and face the facts. Until then, I encourage you to see the evidence for yourself. Check out FRC Action's new one-pager, "Seven Reasons Abortion Is Included in the Health Care Overhaul" at www.frcaction.org.

"Liberty Counsel"

What Americans Need to Know About The Healthcare Takeover

"Overview of HR 3200"... http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14102&AlertID=1015

We recently saw an overview of the healthcare bill being debated in Congress (HR 3200). We found the overview so alarming that we doubted its accuracy, so the staff in our D.C. office compared it to the voluminous bill.

What they found astonished us so much that we had to share it with you today. You can read our updated and revised overview of HR 3200 and you will be alarmed, too. (Here are links to the PDF and html versions.)

You can also read the text of HR 3200 - directly from a government website - to see for yourself how dangerous this government healthcare takeover would be.

Of course, it is not enough to be alarmed and do nothing! Congress is going on recess soon, but you can be assured that the liberals behind this bill will not be at rest. They will hold public meetings and try to convince their constituents that government healthcare is the only option.

It is time to visit the Senators and Representatives in their local offices in your state. Take copies of our document on HR 3200 with you so they can understand your concerns.

You can locate your Senators and Representatives offices online.

You can also find more information about this bill online, including voting history and amendments and track its future moves through Congress.

Read more about the consequences of this bill in Matt Barber's article "Is There a Co-Pay with Forced Abortion?" Barber is Director of Cultural Affairs for Liberty Counsel and Associate Dean with Liberty University School of Law.

Permission is granted to reprint our information on the healthcare bill in its entirety for purposes of defeating the bill.

Forward this Liberty Alert to your entire e-mail list of family and friends, and encourage them to subscribe.

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"Health Care Reform"

Senators Coburn, Burr and Representatives Ryan, Nunes Offer A Better Path Forward on Health Care Reform


S.1099 - Patients' Choice Act (Introduced in Senate) - See the "entire" bill! http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.1099

S.1099 - Patients' Choice Act (Introduced in Senate) - See the "comprehensive" summary! http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=d4eab376-d507-4fb9-9f17-8b479a10affc

S.1099 - Patients' Choice Act (Introduced in Senate) - See the "brief" summary!


"The Web"

Ordering a Pizza in 2012


Communist Green Jobs Czar’s Group Takes Aim at TV’s Glenn Beck

by Matthew Vadum


The particularly unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change has an axe to grind with Glenn Beck — and it’s personal.

The extremist racial grievance group isn’t happy that Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, President Obama’s controversial green jobs czar who describes himself as a communist. (Green really is the new red.)

Jones is a founding board member of Color of Change, but Color of Change doesn’t want you to know that. Maybe having an avowed America-hating radical on the group’s board is bad public relations.

The group deleted references to Jones on its “about” page. That page used to say, “James Rucker and Van Jones came together in the wake of [Hurricane] Katrina to use the organizing power of the Internet to give Black Americans and our allies a renewed and strengthened political voice.”

But now it doesn’t.

The old page still exists in the Google cache. (The cache will eventually be cleared, so for safekeeping, I made a PDF of the page here.) The 501(c)(4) group’s 2006 and 2007 tax returns (IRS Form 990) show Jones as a director.

Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration. Beck pounded away at the Apollo Alliance and Jones on a recent show.

On its website, Color of Change invited people to sign a petition to spare the life of convicted multiple murder Stanley Tookie Williams. From the petition:

Stanley Tookie Williams has become a true asset to our community. As a co-founder of the Crips, Tookie created untold suffering and death. There is nothing romantic or glamorous about the kind of violence the Crips unleashed. But Williams has taken responsibility for the harm he’s done. And since then, he has saved the lives of countless young Black males. He will continue to do the same—but only if he’s allowed to live. It would be senseless for the State of California to kill a man who is working every day to stop the madness of gang violence.

Mass murderers don’t usually get clemency. Williams was executed in 2005.

The race-baiting conspiracy theorists of Color of Change appear to be enjoying some success in their campaign to convince advertisers to boycott the “Glenn Beck Program,” which airs at 5 p.m. Eastern time on weekdays.

The group’s co-founder James Rucker gloats in an op-ed at the Huffington Post that Progressive Insurance and several other advertisers have dropped Beck’s show since Color of Change started promoting a boycott. Of course it’s not all that surprising that Progressive Insurance dropped Beck. After all, the company was founded by left-wing philanthropist Peter B. Lewis.

Rucker is a former MoveOn.org organizer. He is also a co-founder of the Secretary of State Project, the group that helped to elect Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Ritchie, a former community organizer who has worked hand in hand with ACORN, helped set the stage for Sen. Al Franken (D-ACORN) to steal the 2008 Senate election in Minnesota.

(Hat tip as to the existence of the boycott: Jeff Poor @ NewsBusters)

“Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.”

By Michelle Malkin


Hooligans. Mobsters. Political terrorists. Brownshirts.

Now, Democrats are calling vocal opponents of Obamacare unpatriotic: “Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.”

Hey, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, tell it to the dissent-stiflers at the SEIU.

I invoke Hillary Clinton from 2003:

HRC: “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

NYT Publishes Desperate, Silly Nonsense about Global Warming Hoax: John Kerry Now Claims “Climate Change” Will Threaten National Security

Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson


This farcical article is an obvious propaganda mouthpiece for desperate Democrats who are seeing public opinion for the tax-the-hell-out-of-Americans energy tax bill eroding by the day. American taxpayers are demanding real evidence to justify the Democrats’ proposed global warming tax punishments (for using electricity, gasoline, natural gas, coal) to businesses and homeowners.

Oops… The article leaves out that climate change is also George W. Bush’s fault. An oversight, I’m sure.

Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security
New York Times
By John M. Broder | August 8, 2009

WASHINGTON — The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say.

Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a serious look at the national security implications of climate change.


Senator John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who is the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a leading advocate for the climate legislation, said he hoped to sway Senate skeptics by pressing that issue to pass a meaningful bill.

Mr. Kerry said he did not know whether he would succeed but had spoken with 30 undecided senators on the matter.

He did not identify those senators, but the list of undecided includes many from coal and manufacturing states and from the South and Southeast, which will face the sharpest energy price increases from any carbon emissions control program.

“I’ve been making this argument for a number of years,” Mr. Kerry said, “but it has not been a focus because a lot of people had not connected the dots.” He said he had urged President Obama to make the case, too.

Mr. Kerry said the continuing conflict in southern Sudan, which has killed and displaced tens of thousands of people, is a result of drought and expansion of deserts in the north. “That is going to be repeated many times over and on a much larger scale,” he said.

Encore performance of excellent question asked by Sen. James Inhofe:

Sen. Inhofe Asks: Why Are We Debating This Meaningless Climate Bill?


I was shocked, confused, bewildered as I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all, by the lights or its decor.
It was the folks in Heaven who made me sputter and gasp--
the thieves, the liars, the sinners, the alcoholics, the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor who never said anything nice.
Herb, who I always thought was rotting away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine, looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal? I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here? God must've made a mistake.
And why's everyone so quiet, so somber? Give me a clue."

"Hush, child," said He. "They're all in shock... No one thought they'd see you."

If, as David Letterman insists, this is the "sluttish stewardess look."


Then what, pray tell, is this?

First Lady Michelle Obama exiting Westminster Abbey?

"The e-mail Bag"

Confucius Says:

Crowded elevator smell different to midget..

Maxine may have something here

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida ....

Not me. I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation.

+ Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.

+ Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies.

+ Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today ? Yes?

Think about this one:

1. Cows
2..The Constitution
3.The Ten Commandments


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.


They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq.... Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.

T H E 1 0 C O M M A N D M E N T S

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this:
You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal,' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians...It creates a hostile work environment.

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