Monthly Archives: January 2013

In the Evil Day – Stand Firm

Wherefore, take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Stand firm therefore, Having girded your loins with truth and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,,

and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Posted:  01.14.13 A. D. @ 8:57 a.m.

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Charlie Rangel and the democrat War on Guns and the south

Concerning guns, Rep. Charlie Rangel made the following statement:  “Some southern areas have cultures we have to overcome……”

Well, I beg your pardon, Mr. Rangel.  And I have heard others try to advance almost any problem, but particularly in the newly instigated war on guns, as somehow a “southern” problem.

And so I beg all y’all’s damn pardon who would seek to pin something on the south.

In the shooting tragedies of most recent prominance and brought up as examples of mass shootings are Littleton High School, Gaby Giffords’ shooting, Bat Man Movie shooting,  Sikh Temple, and, of course, Sandy Hook Elementary School.

So, let’s see –

Littleton High School – Colorado

Gaby Giffords Shooting – Arizona

Bat Man Theatre Shooting – Colorado

Sikh Temple Shooting – Wisconsin

Sandy Hook Elementary – Connecticut

Not a single southern state among them.  Not one.

There were several rallies this past Saturday to support the 2nd Amendment.  It’s interesting, the places where they were held.  Just a few:

Austin Texas, perhaps the one with most attendance Albany New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Alabama, Utah,  Arizona, Idaho, Boston Mass.,  Tennessee, Maine, Atlanta Georgia., Washington State, and others.

Two or three southern states, but mostly not.

There are people all over who are standing up in support of the Second Amendment, and it is not, as Mr. Rangel says, some kind of southern culture that needs to be overcome.

The hypocrits need to stop just making things up.

Posted:  01.22.13 A. D. @ 4:59 p.m.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/19/americans-rally-nationwide-against-stricter-gun-control-measures-here-are-the-pictures/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=story&utm_campaign=Share+Buttons

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/rep-charlie-rangel-guns-some-southern-areas-have-cultures-we-have-overcome

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What Does Obama Mean by a Civilian National Security Force

…..that is more powerful and well-funded than the military?

See video:

What Does Obama Mean by a Civilian National Security Force?.

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Hypocrisy and Theatrics as Obama Launches Campaign Against Second Amendment

Remember:  The NRA is a private organization that uses ONLY private funds – no government money.  What right does the federal government have to launch an all out attack on them?  In essense, it is an assault by the government on  the citizens of the country.

This prexident is trying to manage that which is none of his business.  And the things he is in charge of – like what happened in Benghazi and the use of taxpayer money for frivilous and immoral purposes – he just ignores.

The following is a statement released by the NRA yesterday:

“Posted on January 18, 2013

Wednesday morning, the White House accused the NRA of using children as “pawns in a political fight,” because we pointed out in an advertisement that while President Obama’s children are protected by armed guards at school, their father had shown little interest in armed protection for anyone else’s children. We said Obama was being hypocritical. The White House said our ad was “repugnant and cowardly.”
Minutes later, Obama surrounded himself with children, to announce that he will use “whatever weight this office holds” to get Congress to prohibit all private sales of firearms, ban “military-style assault weapons” and impose a “10-round limit on magazines.”  As if to acknowledge that few adults are agreeing with him, Obama said the voices of children “should compel us to change.”
Readers interested in the full text of Obama’s stage show can view it by clicking here. However, several groundless presumptions and misleading statements Obama made in laying out his gun control vision deserve to be corrected and clarified here.
First, Obama said “Congress should restore a ban on military-style assault weapons, and a 10-round limit for magazines” (emphasis added). Of course, we would oppose restoring the ban that was imposed between 1994 and 2004.  But restoring the old ban is not what Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has said the legislation she has promised to introduce next week will propose.
Feinstein says that her new bill will propose to ban 120 firearms by name (as compared to 19 in her 1993 bill), and a draft of the bill obtained by NRA-ILA shows that she will propose to ban additional categories of rifles, shotguns and handguns far beyond those covered in her earlier effort. She has also told reporters that she is considering proposing that this vast array of firearms be subject to the National Firearms Act and forfeited upon the owners’ deaths,’ or be subject to a mandatory “buy-back,” a euphemism for confiscation with compensation.
Second, Obama used the expressions “military style assault weapons” and “weapons . . . of war” to describe semi-automatic firearms that are not designed for, or used by, any military organization.
Third, Obama said his agenda should be adopted “if there is even one life that can be saved,” without admitting that limiting magazines to 10 rounds might render a person unable to defend himself or herself against a criminal attack.  Police officers will not be limited to 10 rounds, although they carry multiple spare magazines on their duty belts, they have long guns in their patrol cars, they can call for back-up on their radios, and after running license plate numbers on cars they pull over, they often know who they may be dealing with before they make their approach.  A private individual jumped in a parking lot or awakened in the middle of the night by an intruder will likely have only the magazine that is in his or her gun.
Fourth, Obama said “as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check.”  But the study that claim is based upon found that “The predominant sources of guns, unsurprisingly, were stores (60 percent).  Other important sources included family members and acquaintances.”  Only four percent of gun owners who were surveyed acquired guns from dealers and non-dealers at gun shows and flea markets, and three percent did so “through the mail” (which, as the study noted, requires a NICS check through a dealer). Acquisitions from strangers are the exception, not the rule.
Obama was right about one thing, however.  He cannot get most of what he wants unless Congress gives it to him, and members of Congress often respond to what they hear from their constituents.  Opponents of the Second Amendment have never been as organized, nor as well-funded, nor as strongly backed by the media, as they are today.  We must not merely match their effort; we must exceed it by a wide margin.
The BATFE has recently released statistics showing that 9.5 million firearms were manufactured and imported for sale during 2011, up from 8 million in 2010.  And, at least 408,000 new AR-15s were made in 2011, a number likely topped by a significant margin in 2012.  But buying guns and running record numbers of NICS checks don’t mean as much to members of Congress as a phone call or email.
Obama didn’t mention it during his comments on Wednesday, but he is also proposing that Congress prohibit the possession of projectiles defined as “armor piercing ammunition.”  Bearing in mind that federal law has prohibited the manufacture and importation of such projectiles since the 1980s, we are left to wonder whether such action by Congress would be followed by a new ruling by the BATFE, as to what kinds of projectiles the law would cover.
Obama told his adoring audience to “Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands.  Ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  And if they say no, ask them why not.”  A better question for any lawmaker would be “why?”
Finally, Obama signed 23 executive orders on gun and safety-related issues, the list of which can be viewed here. Among them, four initially appear the most potentially problematic.
First, Obama has directed Attorney General Eric Holder to review categories of individuals prohibited from possessing firearms, which presumably means that the president wants the list of persons prohibited from possessing firearms to be expanded.  Anti-gun activists and academics have long suggested it should include persons under age 21, persons convicted of ever-pettier misdemeanors, and the like.
Second, Obama will direct Holder to issue a report designed to promote “smart” gun technologies that gun owners generally do not want, and that would raise the cost of firearms and potentially render them useless.
Third, Obama will direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to resume conducting shoddy research designed to promote gun control, something that is currently prohibited by law.
And fourth, Obama will require federal law enforcement agencies to request the BATFE to trace all guns seized in criminal investigations, presumably to generate statistics that the CDC could use in such studies.
In sum, the gauntlet has been thrown.  It’s time to stand and fight.

Posted:  01.19.13 A. D. @ 12:43 a.m.

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Piers Morgan Rock Bottom of Cable News Ratings

Well, don’t you just love it.  Piers Morgan says he’s going to top O’Reilly some day.  Wonder just what day that will be?

CABLE NEWS RACE
WEDS JAN 16 2013

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,356,000
DISC AMISH MAFIA 3,200,000
FOXNEWS FIVE 2,323,000
FOXNEWSHANNITY 2,276,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,235,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,813,000
CMDY DAILY SHOW 1,790,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,637,000
CMDY COLBERT 1,360,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,096,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 1,020,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 875,000
MSNBC SHARPTON 839,000
MSNBC O’DONNELL 831,000
CNN COOPER 604,000
CNN PIERS 592,000

Oh, dear.

Posted:  01.17.13 A. D. @7:28 p.m.

(Nielson numbers on Drudge)  http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/category/cable-news/

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Sandy Relief Money to Fund Weather Forecasting and Creation of Ocean Zoning Plan, Roof on Smithsonian, ETC.

I wrote a post about this $60 billion dollar Sandy Relief Bill passing the House of Representatives, after conservative republicans fought to curb some of the spending and/or offset it, only to be defeated by the spend thrift democrats and some liberal republicans,  but I just have to make a separate post on this to call attention to it..  I think this goes to the Senate next week, so no telling how much they may add.

I just read this short little list of some of the unrelated pork that is in this bill.  This is just dishonest and outragious.  It would be like me, say, I had a tax deduction for interest on my house, and I just decided I’d throw in a whole bunch of other expenses under that same deduction.  We should all try that.

But for God’s sake, just look at this.  And I am sure this is not all of the off-the-wall expenditures that are inserted in the bill so they can get them passed under the guise of “helping all the poor unfortunate victims of Sandy.”

 “$500 million for weather forecasting and to help create an ocean zoning plan–the latter one of Obama’s pet projects. Also included are $10 million for FBI salaries $2 billion for road construction across the country, as well as funding for the Head Start program, roof repairs at the Smithsonian, and $150 million for fisheries across the country.”

Posted:  01.17.2013 A. D. @ 2:59 p.m.

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Taxpayer watch group praises republican effort to achieve offsets on Sandy Relief Bill

Which party is responsible for the out of control spending in this country?  Democrat Party, no doubt about it.
The republicans have tried, and tried again to cut the spending, but they always lose. Let me amend that by saying the Conservatives in the republican party.   They try but they fail and the spend-thrifts win.  And the American people are having to pay.
This Sandy Relief Bill passed today.  Some $60 billion dollars, wham, down the drain, money we don’t have.  It was reported there was a massive amount of pork in this bill that has nothing whatsoever to do with Sandy relief – stuff like Funding for Amtrak, salaries for the FBI, and money to states not affected by the storm, as far away as Alaska.
This is what is so disgusting.  The little reporting I have heard on it, the republicans have been chastised (always is their fault according the corrupt media) for holding up the bill trying to find savings somewhere else in the budget to offset this massive spending.
Nevertheless, it passed today.  I’m not sure what is contained in it.  How would you know?
The Club for Growth and other citizen watch groups singled the bill out as not serving the taxpayers’ interests.
Here is an announcement from that group praising the efforts to offset the spending – in other words, trying to put some skids on the spending that is going to bankrupt the country:
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Congressman Mulvaney and his allies deserve praise for their efforts to provide an offset to the billions of dollars worth of unpaid-for spending on Sandy relief.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth today praised the efforts of fiscal conservatives, led by Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), to offset disaster appropriations for Hurricane Sandy with an across-the-board spending cut to discretionary spending. The amendment was co-sponsored by Reps. McClintock (R-CA), Duncan (R-SC), and Lummis (R-WY):

They tried but trying is not good enough.  The spending continues.

Of course it’s not a matter of not wanting to send relief to Sandy victims.  But in reality, it’s not going to any of the victims anyway.  It’s going to the government of the states which probably will not even be spent for Sandy related problems.  Which is proably the real reason Christie and Cuomo are so very interested in getting the relief, it goes in their coffers to do what they want with it.

Posted:  01.15.13 A. D. @9:56 p.m,

01.17.13 A. D. @ 2:44 p.m.

Here are a few of the things verified to be funded in the Sandy Relief legislation that have nothing to do with Sandy Relief.

“$500 million for weather forecasting and to help create an ocean zoning plan–the later one of Obama’s pet projects. Also included are $10 million for FBI salaries $2 billion for road construction across the country, as well as funding for the Head Start program, roof repairs at the Smithsonian, and $150 million for fisheries across the country.”

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