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  • How the south skews America

    07/04/2015 12:09:00 PM PDT · 86 of 90
    epow to wardaddy
    I know people in extreme southern Illinois and Indiana claim to be southern too and don’t talk yankee

    Way back when the earth was still cooling off I lived in a Louisville suburb for a while, and the people were as "southern" in culture, speech, and overall way of life as the people in FL where my maternal ancestors pioneered a decade before the War of Northern Aggression was declared. Don't know how it is there nowadays, but I would bet that the folks I knew still consider themselves to be southerners.

    If they haven't all passed away that is, and that's a real possibility since I'm old enough to remember those long ago days when Florida was populated by actual Floridians.

  • God's "Invisible Hand" at The Battle of Long Island (an excerpt from my upcoming book)

    07/04/2015 11:44:47 AM PDT · 15 of 19
    epow to DWW1990
    We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”

    George was right on target with that comment, Heaven has smiled on the US throughout it's history because prior to today's generation the people and their government honored God and enacted laws based on His written Word. But those days are gone forever, and God has now been declared by most self-defined "intellectuals" to be just an imaginary being invented by primitive humanoids to explain the natural processes of nature.

    How can we or any other nation believe for one moment that God will ignore our nation's disregard for his rules of proper conduct for government and individuals? There's no secret as to why the US is in the process of becoming a 2nd rate nation in almost every category except military power, and even supremacy in that category is at serious risk if we are forced to continue financing our armed forces with money borrowed from potential enemies.

    Truth is, despite the pompous pronouncements of our intellectual community, God really does exist and His rules of conduct still apply to America as a nation and to Americans as individuals. Furthermore, He doesn't break or even bend His rules in order to accommodate our contradictory desires, and IMHO that means we as a nation and as individuals are way overdue for a correction of our libertine lifestyles and disbelief in the reality of the One who condemns those lifestyles.

    (BTW, I looked up "contradictory" in my handy-dandy Webster's, and yes it is a real word and I actually spelled it right 1st time around the block!)

  • Bogus gun control successes: U.K. edition

    07/04/2015 9:56:38 AM PDT · 14 of 30
    epow to rktman
    Russia has stricter gun laws than even Britain.

    Post-communist Russia enacted a total ban on privately owned or possessed handguns and practically all long guns with an exception for registered long guns used by licensed hunters during hunting season. However, a recent study by 2 Harvard professors of European gun laws and murder rates found that Russia's murder rate is now almost 4 times that of the US. And the majority of those murders are committed either by using bare hands or by using everyday tools and implements such as hammers, axes, knives, metal pipes, baseball bats, poison, wooden clubs, rope, etc.

    The logical conclusion that an unbiased individual would make from those data would be that easy access to guns doesn't cause people to kill other people, but in fact guns deter more murders, assaults, thefts, and crime in general than any other factor. But when did a mind numbed gun-grabber ever come to a logical conclusion based on actual facts?

  • How the south skews America

    07/04/2015 7:33:28 AM PDT · 24 of 90
    epow to ripnbang
    According to the FBI in 2012, the South as a region, containing only a quarter of the population, accounted for 40.9 percent of U.S. violent crime.

    Gooolly, I wundr how that thar cud be mabee caws us ignerint ole sutherners aint got anuf ejikashun?

    Or could it just be possible that the stats are skewed by the higher percentage of non-white citizens in the south compared to that of the other states?

    Naw, it's got ta be cawze us foks down here aint got nuff ejikshun soz usins yuzly votes fer uther foks kinder lik us awl

  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/03/2015 1:47:05 PM PDT · 56 of 61
    epow to epow
    In re post #64:

    I wrote; "but the basic doctrines and worship are virtually identical to that of the SBC".

    I should have written; "but the basic doctrines and worship of both SBC and independent Baptist churches are virtually identical."

  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/03/2015 1:29:38 PM PDT · 55 of 61
    epow to tjd1454
    I strongly suspect that the "Unaffiliated" category was manipulated to throw the results.

    That's a forgone conclusion, go ahead and count the "unaffiliated" in the apostate column. That description includes advocates of every non-scriptural doctrine and practice that Satan's henchmen can come up with, and there are many more of those than I can name.

  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/03/2015 1:03:05 PM PDT · 54 of 61
    epow to wardaddy
    What is the difference between mainline Baptist and evangelical Baptist?

    As far as I know there is very little difference in doctrine except most Baptist churches are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) but there are several other much smaller conventions in the US. A somewhat more liberal (for lack of a better description) is the American Baptist Church USA, and it's the only one I can think of offhand. My family and I were members of an independent Baptist church for many years. But when moved to a small town in north GA the only Baptist churches anywhere within reasonable driving distance are SBC, but the basic doctrines and worship are virtually identical to that of the SBC.

    One exception is that a certain % of tithes and free will offerings to local churches go to the SBC mission board to support SBC seminaries and and thousands of foreign missionaries serving all around the globe. The large independent Baptist church that we had attended for decades before moving sent out and supported it's own foreign missionaries. Around 30 IIRC, and that includes my own daughter.

    I have heard that the American Baptist doctrines and practices are similar to those of the SBC on paper, but in actual practice the ABCUSA is considerably more liberal (again for lack of a better description).

  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 7:10:56 PM PDT · 34 of 61
    epow to SumProVita
    Faithful, practicing Catholics will not favor gay marriage at all!

    Absolutely right, none who I know at least. And neither will Southern Baptists who attend church regularly and believe the bible is God's holy, inerrant, written Word to all mankind.

    I don't know who came up with those ridiculous stats, but I don't believe them any more than I believe in the good "fairy". (pun intended)

  • Defendant in same-sex marriage case attends gay wedding

    07/02/2015 6:43:33 PM PDT · 16 of 26
    epow to GIdget2004
    Hodges gave a Bible reading during a wedding between two male friends

    I wonder if he read Leviticus 18:32 "Thou shall not lie with mankind as with womankind, it is an abomination". Or perhaps Romans 1:26-27 "For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error."

    I could cite several other bible passages in both Old and New Testaments condemning homosexual acts as sin, but they all say basically the same things, to wit, homosexual depravity is a sin against God's laws and will be punished accordingly unless the participants stop committing that sin and repent of their wickedness. Repent doesn't mean just feeling sorry that you got caught, it means admit committing the sin and stop doing it.

  • Former CNN correspondent, anchor survive motel gunfight

    07/02/2015 8:32:30 AM PDT · 50 of 60
    epow to afraidfortherepublic
    We never stay on the first floor, with our room opening directly to the parking lot.

    Excellent advice. I traveled a lot during my working days and stayed in a great many motels and hotels, and that was a rule I adopted after an experience in a Holiday Inn in Jacksonville, FL. I was awakened during the early AM hours by a gunshot followed a few minutes later by sirens and blue lights. Next morning I learned that a man had been shot and killed by an intruder in a ground floor room below my room.

    I suppose the shooter could have gone up to the 2nd or 3rd floor, but he probably figured that the stairs or elevator would slow down his escape after the robbery/murder.

  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    06/30/2015 3:39:21 PM PDT · 106 of 112
    epow to Red Badger
    For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

    Truer words were never written. But it's equally true that all those who spurn His love and die without repenting exclude themselves from His grace and face eternity in a very inhospitable place the gentle Jesus Himself called hell.

    Therefore, as for the "utes" who die (or more likely killed) young and unrepentant, I'm sorry to say that their eternal abode won't be in God's heaven. And that's according to God's Word, not merely my opinion.

    I don't say any of this out of hate or racism. As a born again child of God I don't hate anyone except the great deceiver Satan and his supernatural minions. Nor do I wish hell for anyone of any race, ethnicity, or religion, Christ died for sinners, not perfect human beings.(Although I have to admit that after watching the evening news I sometimes hope that all ISIS torturers and murderers suffer a rather lengthy period of excruciating physical pain just before they accept Christ. Is that a sin?)

  • Live: Christie(RINO-NJ) announces he is running for President

    06/30/2015 9:14:46 AM PDT · 41 of 87
    epow to DCBryan1
    If the GOP wants a president who has experience making weighty decisions they chose the right man.

    But seriously guys, I wouldn't vote for 2-ton Christie even if he promised me 2 dozen glazed donuts every morning between now and the primaries.

  • Quo Vadis, America?

    06/30/2015 8:56:49 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    epow to Kaslin
    Are we really still "one nation under God, indivisible"?

    I'm not sure about "indivisible," this morning I would be tempted to vote for another try at secession if that choice was on a ballot. But of course that won't happen, and even in my emotion-driven sour state of mind this dark and gloomy morning I have to acknowledge that it's a good thing that we can't give secession a 2nd try.

    The other side tells us that we'll got over it, and a generation from now heterosexual marriage will be as out of favor as segregation was a generation after Orval Faubus blocked the steps of a school in Little Rock over a half century ago. If that's true, given my advanced age I won't be here to see it. But one critically important difference in those 2 is that God favored legal and social equality of races back then, but if He favors homosexual perversion now He must have decided that the 2-legged organisms He created have evolved one more long step forward, and that what He wrote in my King James bible is now as obsolete as Dad's '54 Buick that I was driving when Governor Faubus blocked those doors. I don't advocate turning the calendar back to the 1950's legal and cultural status of either back Americans or homosexuals, but there is one very, very big difference in the two groups. Having been born with black skin isn't a sin against God's Word or His laws of nature, but choosing a homosexual lifestyle is not an inborn trait, it's forbidden by God and is a mortal sin according to multiple passages of Holy Scripture. Furthermore, His wrath for those who choose that forbidden lifestyle was clearly shown by His destruction of Sodom's homosexual population and only righteous Lot and his family saved. I don't expect to see fire and brimstone fall on the US, although that's not impossible, but a fall from our current military and financial standing in the world isn't just possible, it's happening every day that Obama's reign of terror pushes, not leads, us farther down that path to eventual 3nd or even 4th rate ignominy.

    Some days, and this is starting out to be one, I'm quite content in knowing that my days on this ball of dirt are, or soon will be, drawing to a close and an incomparably better world awaits my imminent arrival.

  • White House, buildings across the country light up in rainbow colors to celebrate gay rights

    06/28/2015 1:50:00 PM PDT · 60 of 61
    epow to SeekAndFind
    and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.

    There's new chapter in America's future alright. But it's actually a yet to be written chapter in the history of a once great nation that was brought to wreck and ruin by it's rejection of the God who established it in answer to the prayers of long ago Christian patriots who put their lives, liberty, and treasure at peril in order to bring it into being as a Christian nation.

    Notice to American Christians, get ready for Obama's soon to be enacted new rules and regulations that will fly in the face of God's Word and will mandate inclusion of Godless, pagan homosexuals in every aspect of the Church's sacred rites and worship services. As recorded in the bible, when God's wrath falls on a nation because of it's failure to obey His laws it falls on both devout believers and pagan unbelievers alike. So here's a warning to all Americans in both camps. We will all suffer to some degree by God's inevitable punishment of the 5 unelected men and women who spit in His face last week. His wrath may not be apparent right away, but sooner or later it will fall on the nation as a whole because we the people allowed it to happen by electing unbelievers who appointed other unbelievers to positions of absolute authority over all Americans, Christians and pagans alike. Shame on us, we all either allowed this abomination to take place by voting for non-Christian candidates or by our failure to acquire information about what was taking place behind closed doors in the DC while we were so fully engrossed in own little world's affairs that we ignored what was happening in the far larger world around us.

    BTW, I'm fully aware that my screed is poorly written and not very well thought out, but today I'm in no mood to choose appropriate words and phrases to express my points of view, so take it or leave it as it is.

  • Canada legalized gay marriage ten years ago-Here's what to expect next, America(Owellian Left)

    06/28/2015 5:56:48 AM PDT · 27 of 29
    epow to X-spurt
    If things were ever really left to the left, we would rapidly turn to anarchy and economic ruin.

    Things will continue to be left to the left as long as Republican presidents keep appointing closet-liberal justices to the USSC. Roberts got it right on this one case, but I predict that he will go back to his previous closet liberal status from here on, all the while pretending to be conservative. Of course that will be a lie because lying just comes natural to liberals, it's what they do.

    I'll venture to make another prediction, this one based on historical reality. God defines homosexual acts as sin because it violates His law that He intended to propagate the human race. Accordingly, I now expect Him to withdraw His favor and divine protection from America, and rightfully so. IOW the divine protection that has enabled America to rise from a mostly unoccupied wilderness to the unprecedented status of most powerful nation in the history of the world. This rejection of God's law for governing people and nations isn't anything new, it's been going on ever since Adam ate the fruit that old smutty face offered to Eve and it won't stop with this USSC decision.

  • After Gay Marriage Decision, Mississippi May Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 9:32:51 PM PDT · 250 of 266
    epow to ansel12
    OK, I seem to have misunderstood both your post and #184. If so I include you in my apology to the writer of #184.

    Satisfied? If not you'll just have to ignore my misunderstanding of #184 and yours because I'm fresh out of apologies.

  • After Gay Marriage Decision, Mississippi May Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 9:20:03 PM PDT · 249 of 266
    epow to X-spurt
    If the state no longer licenses, then the only way to be married is through the church.

    What if the couple doesn't believe in Christianity and won't subject themselves to what they are convinced is an outmoded religious marriage ceremony that they find offensive to their atheistic non-belief? If neither religious nor civic ceremony is acceptable to the couple what's left, a handshake and a kiss before a witness? Seems to me that they would at least want something more than that to memorialize their marriage, not to mention the questionable legal validity of such a union.

  • After Gay Marriage Decision, Mississippi May Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 8:56:57 PM PDT · 247 of 266
    epow to ansel12
    You asked who said that marriage is not important. See #184, the writer seems to infer that her former marriage was important primarily because of the good affect it had on her current financial status. But maybe I just took it to mean something that she didn't, and if I did I sincerely apologize.
  • After Gay Marriage Decision, Mississippi May Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 3:50:08 PM PDT · 211 of 266
    epow to ConstantSkeptic
    as a practical matter, the civil side of marriage is important in today's world.

    If the laws of God are so unimportant to someone that they're secondary to the laws of man, I have to doubt the sincerity of that person's religious beliefs.

    Personally, if I were a Christian minister I would reluctantly break man's unbiblical law and go to prison rather than to obey an unbiblical law enacted by a liberal anti-Christian judge, justice, or court simply by judicial fiat. The bible commands us to obey government's laws whether or not we agree with them, but not if the law in question is itself in violation of God's higher law, as were Roman laws against the propagation of Christianity.

  • After Gay Marriage Decision, Mississippi May Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 2:51:52 PM PDT · 189 of 266
    epow to RIghtwardHo
    and then force Churches to marry gays?

    And how would they force religious organizations such as Christian churches to go against established church doctrine other than deny tax exemption?

    I have thought for decades that churches should stop accepting tax exempt status. For one thing, that would separate the sheep from the goats before the next Sunday services began, and for another thing I doubt that neither the Obama administration nor the Democrat party itself is anxious to stir up literally millions of church and synagogue members who up until now have been too lazy or indifferent to bother voting, but were quite happy to claim the tax break.

    Of course judges could, and no doubt many would, order pastors and priests to perform "gay" marriages on pain of heavy fines and/or lengthy jail sentences. But IMHO the bad publicity and resulting vote losses that would no doubt ensue would probably cause the Obama administration to urge the judiciary to back off and let sleeping dogs lie.

    Just MHO, and I'm probably over-estimating Obama's reticence to punish the churches, synagogues, and ministers who would do that, but only time will tell.

  • After Gay Marriage Decision, Mississippi May Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 2:12:54 PM PDT · 171 of 266
    epow to RIghtwardHo
    and then force Churches to marry gays?

    "They" may try to force churches to marry so-called "gays", but I believe they will have to jail several thousand Southern Baptist, Pentacostal, and independent evangelical non-denominational churches if they do.

    I would include Catholic priests but I suppose they would have to go along with whatever the Vatican would tell them to do. And sad to say, I'm not fully convinced that Pope Frances would strenuously object to the US courts' orders as his predecessors probably would have.

  • Will a religious institution lose tax-exempt status for refusing to marry a same-sex couple?

    06/27/2015 1:19:33 PM PDT · 11 of 54
    epow to artichokegrower
    Will a religious institution lose tax-exempt status for refusing to marry a same-sex couple?

    Easy one-word answer, "yes". Maybe not tomorrow, but soon.

  • Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush: OK, Federalism Is Dead, Let’s Move Along Now

    06/27/2015 1:11:25 PM PDT · 36 of 42
    epow to sheikdetailfeather
    And some of those preaching end times have never lifted a finger to help rally people to this effort.

    I happen to believe that we are living in the period just prior to Christ's 2nd coming and I pray daily that it will come very soon. However, that hope doesn't hinder me in speaking out against the unconstitutional judicial edicts that are playing such a large part in the ongoing destruction of rights that don't conform to what the current ultra-liberal judicial, executive, and congressional powers want America to be. I don't advocate a 2nd Revolutionary war, but I do strenuously advocate a return to the Judeo-Christian ethics and standards that, at least in part, inspired the mostly Christian patriots to rebel against the most powerful nation on earth at that time.

    People who believe in Christianity and high moral standards usually vote conservative, but I'm not at all sure that the current crop of government schooled young voters share my belief in what were almost universal standards of patriotism and Christian morality in generations of the recent past. IMHO, if America survives the current crisis in ethical and moral standards it will be by the skin of our teeth and the grace of our Christian God.

  • Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush: OK, Federalism Is Dead, Let’s Move Along Now

    06/27/2015 12:19:10 PM PDT · 30 of 42
    epow to sheikdetailfeather
    ‘These are some of the darkest 24 hours in nation’s history’

    Cruz is right as usual, and it's only going to get worse because today's public schools are busy teaching anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-American propaganda right out of the liberal/atheist handbook, "How to destroy American patriotism and Christianity in 1001 easy lessons".

    My 2 grandchildren were home schooled from pre-school on up. But never the less my granddaughter is now enrolled in UGA as a freshman, which is just what I have unsuccessfully tried to prevent since the day she was born. All I can do now is pray that the moral/Christian standards that she was taught will keep her from believing the lies and deception that she will no doubt encounter in at least some of her classes.

  • Scalia: Gay marriage decision shows court is America's 'ruler'

    06/26/2015 3:31:45 PM PDT · 37 of 47
    epow to American Quilter
    May God bless Scalia, Thomas, and Alito.

    Amen. And may He curse the other 6 for going against His Holy Word. That may sound harsh, but people we're talking about the survival of the US and He condemns homosexual acts in many places in His inspired Word. He loves the sinner, but it's just as true that He hates the sin and there are numerous passages of scripture in which He condemns homosexual acts as sin. If He doesn't hate homosexual acts why did He destroy Sodom and Gomorrah and all the homosexuals in those cities with fire from the heavens?

    Will He destroy the US because of our rulers' advocacy of homosexual sin as a Constitutional "right"? He probably won't have to, our overlords in the DC are doing a pretty good job of that by themselves.

  • Catholic Church to Welcome Homosexuals at Philadelphia Meeting

    06/26/2015 3:10:22 PM PDT · 18 of 24
    epow to Morpheus2009
    FWIW, a person who has same gender attraction but lives life in chastity could very well be given a place in heaven.

    Romans 10, v 9-10:

    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    Now that's not hard to understand is it? Understanding that passage of scripture isn't the problem for most people, believing that it's true is.

  • Next, SCOTUS Will Legalize Gay Marriage

    06/25/2015 3:30:30 PM PDT · 30 of 45
    epow to TexasFreeper2009
    the sodomites are for sure going to win their case.

    Was there ever any doubt? Not in my mind.

    According to the polls, the majority opinion of support/opposition of so-called "gay" so-called "rights" by the public at large has swung 180 degrees within the last 2 decades. I fully realize that my bible-based position on the issue is at odds with the views of well over 1/2 of the American people nowadays, but I would much rather be on God's side of the issue than on old smutty-face's side.

    And let no one be deceived by the pro-homo propaganda that claims homosexual "love" is as pure, natural, and morally acceptable as God-ordained love and marital relations between the 2 opposite sexes. The truth is exactly the opposite, the bible condemns homosexual sin and cites it as one of the primary causes for the flood of Noah's day and time. The bible also tells us that the next cleansing of the earth will be by fire instead of by water, and I can't help but believe that God's cleansing fire is being kindled even as I type.

  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/23/2015 8:03:40 PM PDT · 123 of 131
    epow to GeronL
    Our collapse seems pretty rapid

    You got that right, it's collapsing all around us even as we try to save whatever parts we can of the old America in which we were born and raised believing it would never change. It's too bad about how it's ending up when it could have been saved from eventual 3rd class ignominy if not for the greed and lust for power by most of our elected officials.

  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/23/2015 7:37:56 PM PDT · 122 of 131
    epow to mrsmel
    I must give credit where credit is due, to the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention

    My wife and I gave up on the SBC in the early 1960's when the liberal faction was taking over, and we joined a relatively small independent Baptist church whose pastor was a graduate of Columbia Bible College in Columbia, SC, a 4-year private college that has sent literally thousands of missionaries to every corner of the globe. But when my wife and I retired we moved away from my over-run homeland in Florida and we now live in the cool and uncrowded north GA mountains.

    I said all that to preface this. The first couple of years up here we attended several Southern Baptist churches in and around this small town simply because there was no independent Baptist church within practical driving distance. However, we eventually settled on and joined one very fundamentalist Southern Baptist Church only a few miles away from our house, and we couldn't be happier than we are now with our decision.

    No, I don't agree 100% with the SBC on some issues even though it has pulled itself out of the clutches of the liberal revisionists who took over the denomination all those decades ago. But it's still much closer to what we believe is the proper mission of today's bible- believing churches. We chose this church at a time when most of the other major protestant denominations range from a slight leaning toward modernistic interpretation of scripture all the way down to outright apostasy and rejection of biblical doctrines, including divine inspiration of holy scripture and the virgin birth of Christ.

    All that's probably a lot more than you wanted to know about our quest through some of north GA's Baptist churches. But I began this overlong post intending to take up for the SBC as it is today, and how it has returned back to the doctrines and practices of the old timey Baptist Churches that my great and great-great grandfathers founded all over south FLorida when they came home after the civil war.

  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/23/2015 6:32:22 PM PDT · 120 of 131
    epow to cradle of freedom
    It might take centuries for a culture to collapse but it could be a long time pattern.

    It doesn't seem as though the US is taking very long to make buggery a legitimate sexual practice seen by a great many Americans to be as normal as male/female sexual relations. Needless to say, God isn't going to tolerate this rebellion against His established order of nature indefinitely. His wheels grind slow, but they grind very fine.

  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/22/2015 11:30:36 AM PDT · 76 of 131
    epow to duffee
    It says it’s distributed by Sam’s, it could still be made by J&J.

    More likely your generic version of Tylenol was made by a lab in India or some other far east or Latin American nation. I don't think American drug distributors are required by law to disclose the country where their products were made. I know that several of the generic medications I take are made in foreign countries but I wouldn't know that if I hadn't read the fine print. They seem to work as well as any others I take regularly, but I would still prefer them to be made here.

  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/22/2015 11:08:49 AM PDT · 75 of 131
    epow to Gaffer
    Could it be that homosexual perversion was a major reason why those ancient nations and cultures that routinely and unashamedly practiced homosexual perversion aren't still around nowadays? I think so, God will only allow such a radical perversion of His plan for propagating the species to go just so far and no farther. Then He intervenes, usually by way of enemy nations, and the party is over.

    America's party hasn't fallen to that level yet, but it's a lot farther down the road to self destruction than it was over 1/2 century ago when I was in still struggling through college and homosexuals were called "queers"". Which IMHO is still a good description of their disgusting practices even though it's not politically correct.

  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/22/2015 9:34:07 AM PDT · 44 of 131
    epow to GenXteacher
    Never using Tylenol again.

    We stopped using it over a decade ago. Not because of J&J's support of non-existent LGBT "rights", which wasn't generally known at the time, but because we learned about the dangerous side effects of Tylenol. Now we have an even more compelling reason to not buy Tylenol or anything made by J&J. There are more than enough other brands of health related items on the market that are not made and/or marketed by J&J.

  • 4 Killed, At Least 22 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/21/2015 10:01:59 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    epow to spodefly
    Perhaps they need more gun control laws.

    Right! Now all they have to do is figure out how to make a gun law more strict than a total gun ban, which if I'm not mistaken is the current law in Chicago. I know that a recent USSC decision said that Il's strict state gun law was unconstitutional, but I don't know if that decision also applied to Chicago's gun laws. But in either case, I'm sure that Chicago's gun laws are still as strict as the city's Nazis can possibly make them without running afoul of the USSC ruling.

  • Israel’s Supporters Must Stop Using These 13 Phrases

    06/18/2015 8:29:26 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    epow to SJackson
    Almost 4000 years ago God promised Abraham that his progeny would own and eventually occupy all the land between the Nile and Euphrates rivers. He doesn't go back on His promises, therefore Israel owns all that land given to it by the One who created it, and in accord with God's timetable Israel will eventually occupy every last square foot of the land that God gave to Father Abraham. Nothing that the Arabs, Iran, or the UN can do will change or over ride God's unbreakable promise to Abraham, and Israel's enemies (including Obama) may as well get used to it.

    Footnote: The book of the Apocalypse does say that Israel will be driven from it's land and into a place of security during last half of the dreadful 7 year Apocalypse that will come upon the entire earth before Jesus Christ returns to claim His throne in Jerusalem. Therefore the Israelis will be forced entirely out of their promised land for a short period of time, but they will still own it and will return to live there for 1000 years. Many, actually most, bible scholars have various different interpretations of the book of the Apocalypse, but I happen to believe the one I ineptly described is closest to the what the actual events of the future world will prove to be.

  • Roommate Says Charleston Suspect Planned Shooting For 6 Months

    06/18/2015 2:40:06 PM PDT · 63 of 92
    epow to rktman

    Not likely. Unless the killer had given the room mate good reason to believe that he was serious and believable about what he intended to do I doubt that he will be held culpable.

    A great many people make idle comments and/or threats about committing a crime or exacting revenge for something or other, but only a very few of those threats are serious and followed through. If all such threats were taken seriously and investigated by LE they wouldn't have very much time to do the more serious work.

  • Southern Baptist Convention's statement opposing same-sex marriage

    06/18/2015 2:12:53 PM PDT · 34 of 34
    epow to Ransomed
    It’s actually pretty surprising that things aren’t much farther along than ‘gay marriage

    Agreed. God is long suffering and slow to wrath.

    "God's wheel grinds slowly, yet it grinds exceedingly fine".

  • Southern Baptist Convention's statement opposing same-sex marriage

    06/18/2015 9:20:11 AM PDT · 32 of 34
    epow to NKP_Vet
    Commenting on the oral arguments before the Court, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

    I don't think I've heard, or I should say read, a better defense and/or endorsement of the sacred institution of marriage. I'm not Catholic, but I don't know of any protestant who could have made a better or more important comment on this all-important issue.

    I actually believe that the future of the US as the richest and most prominent nation of the world rides on the decision that the Court hands down on this one issue. 9 men and women will decide whether or not the America that was established by God-honoring, bible believing, Christian patriots will continue to exist as a powerful and prominent nation very much longer. I don't expect a flood like the one described in the bible, however, if homosexual "marriage" is granted legal status in the real world by the court's upcoming decision where and when will the insanity stop?

  • Southern Baptist Convention's statement opposing same-sex marriage

    06/17/2015 2:00:32 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    epow to MamaB
    He was kicked out of the church, too.

    Did any of the the congregation, or at least the pastor, try to persuade him to give up his deviant lifestyle and agree with the biblical condemnation of that abomination? If not I would hold them, especially the pastor, accountable for him continuing to indulge his homosexual perversion. We should condemn that perverse practice as sin, but I believe that we also have an obligation to both the practitioner and to God to at least attempt to persuade homosexuals to reject and discontinue that sinful practice and obey God's Word on the matter.

  • Southern Baptist Convention's statement opposing same-sex marriage

    06/17/2015 12:48:44 PM PDT · 21 of 34
    epow to utahagen
    I am grateful to the Southern Baptist Convention for standing up for the truth

    And this born again Baptist Christian appreciates the unwavering (so far at least) Catholic stand for the sacred institutions of marriage and family as God established them at the beginning of human life on earth. Let's all put aside our differences in doctrine and practice long enough to unite in opposition to this devilish abomination that threatens to destroy the very foundation of America and that of any other nation that adopts it into law.

  • Southern Baptist Convention's statement opposing same-sex marriage

    06/17/2015 12:28:45 PM PDT · 19 of 34
    epow to Resolute Conservative
    What I give is between me and God and I do not do it for a tax break.

    I can say the same thing, I tithe because God's Word tells me to, not to claim a tax deduction.

    But even so, I maintain that government has no constitutional right to use taxation as a tool to force a foundational change in the most basic institution of human civilization, i.e., biblical marriage. I don't believe that God will tolerate this abomination without severely punishing, or even destroying, any nation that approves and legalizes it, and ours won't be an exception.

  • 'Civil War' & 'Endless Trauma': What Opponents Predict Will Happen If Marriage Equality Is Legalized

    06/17/2015 11:56:14 AM PDT · 9 of 21
    epow to EveningStar
    Nothing much to see here, just more Huff Post lobbying for legalization of depraved homosexual acts, homosexual "marriage" in this case. The problem in that proposal is that God Himself forbids that practice, and He destroyed the ancient antediluvian world with a universal flood that killed all human life on earth except for righteous Noah's family, all because that depraved civilization had descended into almost universal practice of homosexual depravity.

    The account of that very real disaster and the reason why God caused it is recorded by the apostle Paul in chapter 1 of the book of Romans. The destruction of that ancient world should be taken as a warning to today's America that God will not tolerate the destruction of marriage, the most basic foundation of civilization established by God Himself in the very first phase of human life on earth.

  • Colt files for bankruptcy

    06/16/2015 8:49:35 PM PDT · 31 of 40
    epow to LouAvul
    I sent one Commander back so many times that I finally took a dremel to it myself

    I bought a new plain-Jane Colt 1911A1 around 18-20 years ago. It worked OK, but the workmanship was not even close to the almost perfect older Colt handguns I have owned over the past 50-60 years. I sold that gun, but I still have 2 old timers in my gun locker, a circa 1930 .38spcl Police Positive and a circa 1950 1911A1 45acp. Both are built like a Swiss watch and both are reliable and accurate.

    No matter what other guns I may buy, sell, or trade, those 2 aint agonna get traded in on some newfangled European "wunderwaffe" as long as I'm able to sit up and take nourishment.

  • Colt files for bankruptcy

    06/16/2015 9:16:59 AM PDT · 11 of 40
    epow to servo1969
    Nobody wants America’s most renowned firearms manufacturer to go the way of the dinosaur.

    That's not true. Most liberals and Dombocrats in particular want all gun makers out of business and all guns confiscated from all Americans the way the Brits did a few years ago.

  • Political Correctness Has Destroyed the Army’s Readiness and Morale

    06/14/2015 10:26:46 PM PDT · 26 of 41
    epow to Randall_S
    What's going on in the military is just the tip of the iceberg. From where I sit it appears that the entire structure of the US in which I was born 78 years ago is melting away like a popsicle in July.

    I'm at the age where I can look back and see the decline of our nation and it's historic traditions in government and society in general begin slowly then grow little by little. And now after the treacherous Clinton duo and socialist Obama's years it's snowballed and well on it's way to becoming an avalanche.

    History will note that America was the first great power that self destructed from within. Destruction due primarily to the infiltration of first socialism then outright communism into our public and private education systems from kindergarten to college post-grad levels. And now the feminizing and political correctizing of the military. IMHO that's a tip off straight from Heaven above that the end of the story is not too far away.

  • One teen killed, four others shot at Fayette County pool party (no one stopped this party)

    06/14/2015 9:34:11 PM PDT · 70 of 80
    epow to GOPJ
    They’re not killing us

    Really?? Is that sarcasm or delusion?

    Or maybe you live in a gated community surrounded with barbed wire on the walls and armed guards at the gates.

    I see those springing up all around the area where my kids and grand-kids live, and that's supposed to be the safe side of town. My son has never been a gun enthusiast like I am, but last time he was up here he asked me what type handgun I would recommend that his wife could also handle. I gave him a .380 and a handfull of hollow point ammo, but advised him to work her up to handling at least a 9mm or preferably a .45acp.

  • One teen killed, four others shot at Fayette County pool party (no one stopped this party)

    06/14/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · 51 of 80
    epow to armydawg505
    My daughter lives in Fayetteville and I got an email from her this AM but no mention of the shooting. I don't recognize the address but I doubt it was in her area.

    Fayetteville used to be a just nice quiet town near Atlanta, and it's claim to fame was the birthplace and early home of the infamous western gunfighter Doc Holiday. But now it's just another suburb with most of the same problems that have totally transformed most of inner city Atlanta from what it was when I lived there over 50 years ago. Needless to say, the transformation has not been for the better. Just the opposite in fact, and by an incalculable degree. Today I wouldn't drive through the area in which I once lived unless I was driving a fully armed and functional surplus army tank.

  • WAPO: American Police Could Help Themselves By Shooting Less, Talking More

    06/12/2015 7:57:02 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    epow to Biggirl

    I doubt the UK cops are contending with the kind of violent criminals that the US cops are. Most of our violent gangbangers are involved in drug wars or some other illegal activities and would be carrying guns and killing each other even if guns or weapons of any kind were as illegal here as they are in the UK. It seems that libs have a totally closed mind on subjects like this and not even verifiable stats, not to mention common sense, that clearly show they’re wrong don’t penetrate their thick skulls.

  • Concealed carry draws opposite views — and a murky middle

    06/12/2015 7:37:45 AM PDT · 18 of 25
    epow to JimRed
    I also remember that the criminals were apparently frightened enough of armed fellow citizens that they took to going after tourists, identifying them by rental cars, which had particular license tags.

    You remember correctly JimRed, I was living in south FL when the CCW law passed and the media of all kinds were having daily hissy fits saying that blood was going to be flowing in the gutters when any body who wanted to carry a gun on the streets could do so. That didn't happen of course, just the opposite in fact for the entire state overall, but I never heard a squeak in the media about that good outcome. I also remember that the criminals were apparently frightened enough of armed citizens that they took to going after unarmed tourists, identifying them by the rental car license plates.

    BTW, while I lived in FL I worked with a retired Milwaukee cop for a short while, and he was very much opposed to the FL CCW law. He had no stats or anything else to back up his claims about how it made FL the crime capitol of the US. What actually made south FL so crime ridden in those days was the huge influx of illegals from Central and South America. Many of them were part of South American drug cartels that were smuggling hundreds of millions of $ worth of illegal drugs through the Miami-Dade metro area and killing each other in the process. Those people would have been carrying guns even if FL hadn't enacted a CCW law, and none of them could have gotten a CCW permit even if they wanted one.

  • Only one group of Americans has become less accepting of homosexuality in the past 2 years

    06/09/2015 11:15:40 AM PDT · 21 of 23
    epow to sten
    Excellent summary of how America's original government and Christian roots have been gradually abandoned and replaced with a socialistic, humanistic philosophy that essentially says “if it feels good do it” and don't be concerned about the consequences.

    I think we are now just beginning to see the inevitable consequences of incrementally abandoning America's traditionally Christian-based moral, economic, and social philosophies since the late 1950's-early 60's era, and we are now nearing the point where that reckless abandon will drastically alter our status, and thereby our influence in world affairs of all kinds, especially vital economic and military matters, and definitely not for the better.

    Most great, dominant powers of the world have held that position for somewhere around 200-300 years more or less. I'm sad to say that I doubt America will be an exception to the norm.