Dr. Albert Mohler asks…
Is the Obama White House vetting prayers? Dan Gilgoff of U.S. News and World Report reports that this represents a “new tradition” established by the administration of President Barack Obama. As Gilgoff revealed, “In a departure from previous presidents, his public rallies are opening with invocations that have been commissioned and vetted by the White House.”
Read the entire posting HERE.
Is THIS the transparent government Obama promised us?
I’m just saying…
(7) Tonight you blamed the economic crisis on the “failed theories of the last eight years,” yet tonight you also criticized homeowners who put little or nothing down and purchase homes without the ability to pay their mortgages if “something goes wrong.” Sir, which is it?
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think there should be a time limit to the whining about, complaining about, and blaming of the economy being Bush’s fault. The last two years, where we really hit the deficit hard, were years the Democrats were in power over both branches of Congress. But do you hear anyone whining about that? Not likely, right?
Seriously, Mr. President, enough already! You, as a Senator, helped make this deficit – that is the days you were actually ACTING as a Senator, I mean.
I’m just saying…
This op-ed appeared back on October 21, 2008 in The Amarillo Globe News. I am guessing, from the time lapse of the article to the date of hits I saw on blog sites, that everyone is getting this is their e-mail box. That’s where I got mine. Thanks, Aunt Netty!
Don’t you just love a spunky American?
I’m just saying…
Boomer in the Pew is celebrating its “first birthday”. Now here’s an interesting twist of events – instead of getting presents, Dave at Boomer is GIVING a gift.
He has ONE, count it, ONE Calfskin ESV Study Bible to give away.
You can go HERE for information on the contest.
I’m praying hard that I will be his winner.
I’m just saying…
Larry Elder opined some truly poignant questions he would liked to have seen asked of President Obama at his first press conference. Of course, as you may remember, the reporters were pre-selected and told ahead of time of their selections. And, as you may also remember, none of the questions Mr. Elder put forth were asked… as a matter of fact, I don’t remember one hardball being tossed at the pc. Makes you wonder if the questions were pre-screened also. This is question six of seven.
(6) The respected nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office studies the effects of the various proposed stimulus plans. The Washington Times said, “CBO, the official scorekeepers for legislation, said the House and Senate bills will help in the short term but result in so much government debt that within a few years they would crowd out private investment, actually leading to a lower Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years than if the government had done nothing.” Your comment?
Note: Several blogging communities – including The Huffington Post – say this study never existed. This study did, and does, exist. The Washington Post did not directly quote the report’s wording – but the facts are true. By going to theCBO website listing of publications you will see their 23 page report of the effects of HR1 as presented to the House, dated January 26, 2009. If I am not mistaken, this is where those facts came from. Note that on February 11 the CBO reissued a report dating from February 4, restating information with calculation corrections taken. It does not say who requested the corrections, but I felt, upon reading the report, that a request had been made – that the CBO had not just looked at the report and said “Oh! Dang, we did that wrong!”
I’m just saying…
Enterprising, young Americans go out on Taxpayer’s Clearinghouse Prize Patrol. You’re gonna love this.
I’m just saying…
I love listening to Glenn Beck. I don’t always agree with his methods, and we have very different ideas at a theological level, but I trust that he does he research before opening his mouth and speaking from his heart. I know he is very “Nay-saying” at times, but he backs his statements with fact, so I’ve learned to avoid a total overtaking of negative emotions in my life. In other words, I take his facts and process them, but I don’t let them overrun my emotional balance.
Glenn has written an “open” letter to the public. I thought I would share it here. Knowledge is power. I’m just saying…
February 25, 2009 – 1:05 ET
[okay, I’m not sure how that works, but that is the date and time shown on the letter]
I made a promise to you and to myself that I would never share something with you that I didn’t believe because your trust and my reputation are too important. My job is to bring you the news and I work hard at finding those stories that aren’t found on the front pages or to present stories from a different perspective or explain them as a series of connected events rather than isolated occurrences.
For several years I have been telling you that I was connecting a series of seemingly unrelated events that were forming a ‘perfect storm’. I told you that America was headed for perilous economic times which would challenge our fortitude, our resiliency and determination. I told you that we were headed for hardships most of us hadn’t experienced in our lifetimes but that we could make it through and although we would be challenged we would not be broken by the storm. Our country, our parents and grandparents faced difficult times and have always emerged stronger. I believe that if we make the right choices America can be better, stronger and more strongly rooted in our core principles and values.
The ‘perfect storm’ message has been tough for me to bring to you. It takes a toll on me and I know it takes a toll on you. Several of my closest friends and colleagues told me that if I didn’t shut-up with all the ‘gloom and doom’ talk my ratings and advertising would suffer—they were right—but I owed it to you to keep bringing you the message, and I did. When I talk about the ‘perfect storm’ and disenfranchisement I do it from a growing sense of concern that our politicians and elected leaders are increasingly out-of-step with everyday Americans. My plea to the politicians is for them to become re-engaged, to return to our core and shared principles and values and to stop the politics of left and right. It’s not designed to stir-up angst or anger but to focus attention on real and growing problems. To those feeling isolated my message is that you are not alone and that we surround them.
This ‘perfect storm’ hasn’t run its course. The government’s determination to fight free-market forces guarantees higher unemployment, more business failures and continued economic contraction. I don’t want that to happen but that’s how I see it. Unfortunately, more good people who have paid their taxes and played by the rules increasingly feel isolated and disenfranchised from their government as they perceive that those who broke the rules get the bailouts while they get stuck with the tab. Civil unrest and demonstrations are already taking place in Iceland, Ireland, Spain and Greece. Police experts are predicting a summer of ‘discontent’ with riots in England and tensions boiling over in more European countries.
I hope and pray that we don’t see that happen there and work tirelessly to prevent it from happening here. I have repeatedly said that, as Americans we need to work within the constitutional framework by seeking out and voting individuals of honor and integrity into office while voting those without a shred of common decency out. Anyone who thinks that I am calling for, wishing for, or hoping for anything more is not listening to the message but is more interested in attacking the messenger.
We ARE a great country. Our best days are ahead of—not behind us. We need to rediscover those principles and values that have always grounded us to goodness and God—because it is there where we will remember that our true strength and power isn’t on Wall Street or the marble halls of Congress but in the hearts of WE THE PEOPLE.
Just a reminder, Mr. Elder published a list of seven questions he would like to see asked of President Obama in his first press conference. The reporters allowed to ask questions were pre-selected and notified they would be selected for questions. I don’t know if the questions were pre-screened or not. But it might be a good thing to look in to….
(5) In one of your first acts as President, you signed an executive order that many call the toughest-ever ethical guidelines. It bans former lobbyists joining your administration from being involved with any matters or agencies that might be related to their former lobbying efforts. It also prohibits anyone from working in an agency he or she lobbied during the past two years. Given that, please comment on why you have granted a dozen personnel waivers to your own ethical guidelines.
The number of waivers could be higher now, I don’t know. It has been over a month in office now, after all!
I’m just saying…
There’s yet another new report of Obama campaign/DNC unpaid bills — this one from Springfield, Illinois. Obama owes the city at least $65,000 for overtime and other costs.
That’s in addition to the nearly $2 million Obama still owes the city of Chicago.
(Here’s what Mayor “D” had to say to Chicago before the hoopla!!)
But, I don’t understand…. he’s been so good at spending MY money!
I’m just saying…
Did you hear the one about Donna Hanks? Hanks, in cahoots with ACORN, broke into her foreclosed home.
In the Huffington Post, ACORN’s Bertha Lewis crowed about the nationwide MSM attention their Baltimore break-in received:
In Baltimore, ACORN member Donna Hanks re-took her home. Foreclosed on last fall, the house has stood empty since then, a stark reminder of the failure of the system. But Donna joined with 30 ACORN Home Defenders to liberate her home from the bank. Her act of civil disobedience was covered by 2 radio stations, 2 TV stations, the Baltimore Sun, and the Huffington Post.
Donna used bolt cutters to break the lock to the door and re-enter the home. Unfortunately, in the six short months since the home was seized, it has been extensively damaged, essentially partially gutted. The toilets are missing, and the upstairs ceiling is badly damaged. The greatest tragedy here is that Donna worked for months with ACORN sister organization ACORN Housing Corporation to try to get the bank to modify the loan so it could be affordable, but they refused, taking the home and now allowing it to be a haven for squatters and a target of looters.
Yes, poor Donna Hanks. Worked sooooo hard with the banks to not lose her home. Now, here’s the part of the story THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW!!!
According to real property data search information, Hanks bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for $270,000.
The house initially went into foreclosure proceedings in the spring of 2006. In July 2006, Hanks filed for bankruptcy and agreed to a Chapter 13 plan which was served to the following creditors: Americas Servicing Co, Bank Of America, Chase, Covahey, Boozer, Devan & Dore, and Discover. She agreed to repay $10,500 in arrears, which resulted in a halt to the 2006 foreclosure.
She had two years to pay it down – she agreed to a court ordered garnishment from one of three jobs she listed, but then reneged on that agreement. So, in Febuary of 2008, a second foreclosure was filed.
Now here’s a real kicker for you. The house sold in June of 2008 to one William Lane. Lane says he will be suing ACORN for breaking and entering.
You can see all the documents of the bank’s entire journey to collect from Hanks – FOR HER REMORTGAGED HOME – at Michelle Malkin’s…. HERE
You can read the story about this young lady’s speech here. Even though she was told by her teacher this subject matter would disqualify her from a speech contest, she pressed on. Read how God, in His awesome grace, moved one twelve-year-old onto a platform to share her passion.
You can listen to this young lady deliver her speech below.
I’m sorry I have not been following up as quickly on these questions as I would have liked. It has been a madhouse here because of obligations regarding Mom’s estate. Things are now slowing down some, and I will get these last three questions knocked out of here in the next three days.
(4) As a candidate, you called raising taxes a matter of “neighborliness.” Your Vice President called paying taxes a matter of “patriotism.” Yet your secretary of Treasury, Timothy Geithner, who oversees the IRS, failed to pay some taxes. The International Monetary Fund, where he worked, informed him in writing of his obligation to pay payroll taxes and increased his compensation to offset the payment. He accepted the compensation but failed to pay taxes. Can the head of the department that runs the IRS credibly expect others to pay their taxes, when he failed to pay his own?
Now I know many Americans have been asking this question. Nighttime comedian/talk show hosts have asked it too. Tim Geithner has become one of the biggest jokes of this administration. [Well, okay, one of the “Top Ten” biggest jokes. There are many to choose from it seems.]
And, yet, he is still head of the IRS!
I’m just saying…