KUSA – Some viewers contacted 9NEWS Saturday, questioning the design of the credentials to see Sen. Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
The viewers say with the stars and blue field in the lower left corner, it looks like an upside down American flag. Published flag etiquette states the stars should always be displayed in the upper left corner. An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.
Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama’s shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.
Natalie Wyeth with the Democratic National Convention Committee sent 9NEWS the following statement Saturday night: “The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag. The DNCC has full and complete respect for the flag and all rules of display.”
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Here’s my problem with this: You have a person from Obama’s campaign making the statement “the flag is not upside down.” He then goes on to state it is a stylized flag. Okay, so it IS a flag. Oh, hmmmm – and look, it IS upside down!! He then goes on to say it is designed that way to blend the stars on the Senator’s shirt with THE FLAG (okay, so again he says it IS a flag) blowing in the wind. Well, you can look at the image with Obama in any good photo shop type program and see the shirt the Senator is wearing is white, not navy blue with white stars. That coloring/imagery is hologramed in from the flag, not vice-versa.
To top it off, the DNC has a committee member make a statement saying the credentials do not depict an actual American flag. Yet it is absolutely an American flag! Any idiot can see it is an American flag.
And THAT is the thing that really sits wrong with me. This is just another in a series of things that any idiot should be able to see through Obama’s team’s explanations of. The media has so inundated us with Obama that many have become mesmerized, dare I say hypnotized, by their coverage!
I have no doubt that Obama, his campaign staff, and the DNC understand what they are doing. And that is what scares me the most.
I’m just saying…
Can’t think of one single reason to reproduce this, so I’ll give those of you interested some links…
For the New Mystery, you should look here.
And so you don’t risk missing the update at the top of the above post, you can see the update revealing the name on the COLB used to forge Obama’s and some theories on why it was forged to begin with here. (HT:TexasDarlin)
There are tons of interesting comments on a number of posts here. But beware the header “Hate Mail From Team Obama” – First, it is not Obama’s Campaign Team, it’s his blog supporters. Secondly, they don’t use many words that have more than four letters, and most of those begin with a “C” or an “F”. DON’T GO THERE IF YOU EASILY OFFEND!! TRUST ME>
You can read the article in its entirety here:
Mexican Troops Cross Border, Hold Border Agent
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:33 AM
By: Jim Meyers
Mexican troops crossed the border into Arizona and held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint on Sunday, according to a published report.
Agents assigned to the Border Patrol at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the border into an isolated area southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who has not been identified.
The Mexicans withdrew after other American agents arrived on the scene, The Washington Times reports.
It’s not known why the troops crossed the border, but American law enforcement authorities have said that current and former Mexican soldiers have been hired to protect drug and immigrant smugglers.
© 2008 Newsmax. All rights reserved.
There is some extremely convincing evidence presented here. Read it slowly, digest it – it’s alot to go through, but it’s important to go through it. Whether you are a supporter or not, it is important to know!!
I’m just saying.
I am looking for some McCain things to post, honest! But Barack Obama just keeps giving me stuff to put out here. I am to the point that I think it might be all about the VP for me. Because I don’t think either of our candidates would live through an entire term in office!
Okay, so here was the question – selected from Obama’s Answer Center:
Question 21 reads: What is Senator Obama’s position on immigration reform?
Selecting this brings you to the following screen:
Be sure to zoom in a bit so the wording is clear.
The “click here” nets you this:
So I still don’t know what Obama’s comprehensive reform consists of. The question of the day is: Does he?
I’m just saying.
This appeal is to everyone who comes to this site today. Please take the time to listen to these videos. Yes, I am asking you – mostly people I do not even know – to invest some time to listen to what these videos have to say. [Part One is approximately nine minutes, Part Two approximately six]
My second appeal is that they be in prayer for Rick Warren. Harsh is the judgment on those who teach – harsher still for those who teach falsely.
Here is what Devon’s car came out looking like after it took on a baby deer. No pictures of the deer – but from what I understand, the impact separated the head from the body. EWWWWWW……
Our sons, Devon and Sean, and several of their friends had gone to World’s of Fun for the day. Friend Eric was supposed to drive, but a check engine light changed plans, and the five guys all ended up piling into Devon’s car.
At 1:20 – about 25 miles outside of Council Bluffs, IA, the boys were hit by a deer. They were travelling on I-29, so they were doing a fair clip when the deer – a baby – ran into the car, bounced, and landed on the hood of the car on the passenger side. Both driver and passenger airbags deployed, leaving sore, coughing, and [in Devon’s case] burned “front-seaters”. The windshield is shattered, the front end is crushed, the radiator is cracked up bad….. a total mess. [Too dark for pictures]
The bottom line to the 50 mile tow [to the tune of $139], the totalled car and the 1:30 AM excitement is that God is good. All five of the guys, although shaken up by the accident, are unhurt. There was potential for some serious injuries. Devon has a chest burn from the airbag chemicals, and I don’t think any of the guys will breath without coughing that stuff from their lungs for the next day or so – but it could have been much worse.
God has a plan for our lives. I don’t understand His plan, but I thank Him that today’s plan included sparing my sons and their friends from harm.
Father, thank You for Your protection over Devon, Sean, Brian, Eric, and John this morning. Thank You that these boys have had an opportunity to live in Your grace today. Thank You for the conversations that have happened from this accident, and will happen. Thank You for Your provision, as the guys will need another vehicle to get to and from work in. I pray You will use this to draw these guys nearer to You. I pray this in You Son’s precious name. Amen.
I just read an [older – Jan., 2007] article about the whereabouts of John James , former lead singer of The Newsboys. This is a sadly painful story on one hand, yet his redemption will leave you feeling great joy and in awe, once again, of what the Lord can do. I pray you’ll take time to read it, if you haven’t already seen it.
I know an article over a year old is not ground-breaking news. However, there was a point in the article that really got to me. John speaks about the adoration, cheering, worship of the fans. The CHRISTIAN fans. And it got me to wondering how that can happen. How we, as Christians, can come to a point where – like the world – we idolize the musician or group instead of enjoy the worship of the One it is intended to honor?
My family has been to a number of concerts featuring Christian artists. We’ve “met” many Christian performers. We walked a table line for Audio A, Rebecca St. James and a few other big names in Christian music. Been there, done that, have the T-shirts. But I think the most memorable times, for our family, were the times we truly got to spend with these musicians and band members – talking about what God is doing in their lives, and in our lives. My kids spent hours with Pigeon John, Riley Armstrong, and Red Cloud at LifeLight one year. And these performers talked to these kids about God, about where they stood with His Son. We’ve spent real time with Jeremy Camp, the guys from [now defunct] OC Supertones, Scott Kirkpayne. We worked the merch table with Chris and Matt of Sanctus Real – and had wonderful conversations with these guys. When Morgan Cryer came to town, my daughter went to lunch with the pastor’s family [her bff’s dad!] and Morgan. He even fixed her hair ribbon – stopped it from ravelling. I remember her saying, “Mom – he’s a real person just like everyone else!”
And that’s the point – these are real people, just like we are. They are fellow brothers-in-Christ. They need the same edification, love and accountability as everyone else. They do not need us to adore them for what they do. They need us to love them for who they are. Now, I’m not saying that every artist and every venue will allow for you to spend time with these people. But where there is opportunity, meet them – love them as brothers. Unless you are a journalist covering the concert, I’m pretty sure you will find they love to talk about things other than their music! That’s what we’ve found.
For Christ did not send me [Paul] to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, that the cross of Christ should not be made void. For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.
For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside” [Is. 29:14]
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the widsom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are, that no man should boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption, that, just as it is written,
“Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.” [Jer. 9:23]
In the past, anonymity was both rare and difficult. People tended to live in close-knit communities where every face was familiar and every action was visible to the community. Travel was rare and the majority of people lived a whole lifetime within a small geographic area. Os Guinness remarks that in the past “those who did right and those who did not do wrong often acted as they did because they knew they were seen by others. Their morality was accountability through visibility.” While anonymity is not a new phenomenon, the degree of anonymity we can and often do enjoy in our society is unparalleled. “For most people most of the time, their villages or towns were sufficiently cohesive and their relationships sufficiently close that behavior was held in check. In small towns neighborliness was often ‘nosiness’ just as in cities anonymity was often ‘liberation.’ But the point still stands—traditional morality was closely tied to accountability.”
For the believer, traditional morality is still closely tied to accountability, and I thank God daily for it. I am not so long a believer that I can convince myself I do not remember who I was in the flesh. My life changed drastically [again, PRAISE God!!] when the Holy Spirit became part of my everyday living. I must confess there are days I still desire to be anonymous long enough to “stir the pot”. They are few and far between, but they still exist on those days where I [in my flesh] have perceived that I have been wronged. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit steps in to remind me who I am in Christ. On those days I need to step back, enter in prayer, and take the time to listen to His urging. Those times I don’t step back and do that, I am inclined to act upon my flesh and dishonor my Savior.
Additionally, in regard to Internet anonymity [be sure to read Tim’s post], I think it well to remember one is not as anonymous as you’d like to think. I – a mere homeschooling mom – can tell who has been on my blogsite, at what pages they looked, how long they were on each page, the location of the ISP — I think you get my point. And I have learned, since my original tracking set-up, there are trackers you can use that do not have to be “posted” on your site. Yep that’s right, they’re anonymous!!
On another front, Erik Raymond [Irish Calvinist] has posted a review by Patrick Abendroth [Sr. Pastor at Omaha Bible Church]. Pat writes his feelings on Rob Bell’s book Velvet Elvis. I had read Pat’s review earlier and have been waiting for an online account of it to link to! So, here you go.
Over the weekend, I adopted Abraham Piper’s “quirk” of blogging using only twenty-two words. This, of course, does not count titles – which can get quite extensive. The first post [of my weekend] was quite accidentally only twenty-two words. Once I realized it, I decided to finish out the weekend in the same manner. I don’t normally count my words – but am finding Abraham is probably correct in thinking everyone SHOULD for the most part!! His name [above] is linked to his blogsite. You should check it out, I think you will be truly edified and amused.
As you can tell, the twenty-two word phenomenon was only over the weekend! All these words and not an original thought in the whole bunch!
I’m just saying……
The footage in the video [below] is from several years ago. I’m on the Internet daily and I had never heard of this form of breast cancer….. I’m guessing there might be others like me out there.
Please take a few minutes and watch this information.