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  • Open Note To Askel5 from Laz

    09/26/2012 10:08:27 AM PDT · 154 of 295
    Lando Lincoln to null and void

    It is indeed powerful.

  • Open Note To Askel5 from Laz

    09/26/2012 9:54:18 AM PDT · 150 of 295
    Lando Lincoln to Lando Lincoln
  • Open Note To Askel5 from Laz

    09/26/2012 9:51:23 AM PDT · 149 of 295
    Lando Lincoln to null and void

    THE PRAYER GOD ALWAYS ANSWERS
    Matthew 6:5-13

    Some time ago a missionary told me of a letter he received from a little girl whose Sunday School class was writing to foreign missionaries as a class project. Evidently their teacher had told them that real live missionaries were very busy and might be unable to answer their letters, for the one he received said simply:

    Dear Rev. Smith:
    We are praying for you. We are not expecting an answer.
    Without realizing it that little girl summed up the prayer life of many Christians: we are praying; we are not expecting an answer. The truth is, most of us aren’t surprised when our prayers aren’t answered – and we’re often amazed when they are. But the opposite ought to be true. God intended that our prayers be answered. While the Bible admits the fact of unanswered prayer, it never assumes it. Answered prayer should be the rule, not the exception. The Bible knows nothing of prayer for “prayer’s sake.” When prayer goes unanswered something is wrong.

    There is no substitute for effective praying. To fail here is to fail everywhere. Matthew Henry said, “When God intends to bless His people the first thing He does is set them a-praying.” And John Wesley declared: “God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.” This then is our greatest need. The vault of God’s blessings will remain locked against us until we learn to use the key of prayer.

    It is no small wonder, then, that the disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Mark it well: prayer does not come naturally or effortlessly. It must be learned. And it is good news to know that we have the greatest of all Teachers and His desire to teach surpasses by far our desire to learn.

    In learning to pray, two problems must be mastered: how to pray and for what to pray. Every problem we encounter in prayer will revolve around these two questions. And both are answered by Jesus in the passage before us. The passage is, of course, part of the Sermon on the Mount. Here He gives His disciples the spiritual conditions and the specific content of the prayer God always answers. From these verses emerge four ingredients essential in answered prayer.

    Before examining these four requirements, I think it will help to view the structure of the passage and see it as a whole.

    Here is the Master Teacher at work. First, He tells us how NOT to pray, then gives the reason for not praying that way, and finally tells us HOW to pray. The passage falls into two easily identifiable parts.

    I. DON’T PRAY LIKE THE HYPOCRITES. (Verses 5,6)
    1. The negative teaching: Don’t pray to be seen of men. (Verse 5a)
    2. The reason: You have your reward. (Verse 5b)
    3. The positive teaching: Pray in secret to the Father Who is in secret. (Verse 6)

    II. DON’T PRAY LIKE THE HEATHEN. (Verses 7-13)
    1. The negative teaching: Don’t pray with vain repetition, thinking you will be heard because of much speaking. (Verse 7)
    2. The reason: Your Father knows what you need before you ask. (Verse 8)
    3. The positive teaching: “After this manner, pray.” (Verses 9-13)
    Verse 6 is the cure for the wrong praying of verse 5.
    Verses 9-13 are the cure for the wrong praying of verse 8.
    Jesus warns us of the two most common dangers in prayer – praying like a hypocrite and praying like a heathen.
    The hypocrite prays with the wrong motive. The heathen prays in the wrong manner.
    The hypocrite perverts the purpose of prayer. The heather misunderstands the nature of prayer.
    The hypocrite prays to impress people. The heathen prays to impress God.
    The hypocrite’s mistake is made deliberately. The heathen’s mistake is made ignorantly.

    Something of the hypocrite and the heathen is in all of us. There is the temptation to use prayer as a means of impressing others, calling attention to ourselves – that’s the hypocrite in us. There is also the tendency to rush into prayer without thought or preparation, thinking God will be persuaded by long and loud praying – that’s the heathen in us. These two errors choke the life from true prayer and must be avoided. And Jesus tells us how in these verses.

    Now let’s turn our attention to the four ingredients of the prayer God always answers.

    I. We Must Pray With Sincerity.
    “And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full” (Verse 5). The first prerequisite of prayer is complete sincerity. What Jesus condemns here is not praying in public, but praying “to be seen of men.”

    Here is a staggering revelation. The highest and holiest act in which men can engage is the act of prayer. Surely, in the inner sanctum of the prayer room a man is safe from sin. But not even there do we escape sin’s penetrating and perverting power. Our holiest moments can become the occasion for the greatest of sins. Sin intrudes into the holiest of all places and wipes its muddy feet arrogantly on the floor of the throne room. I heard Stephen Olford say once that his greatest temptations came to him while he was praying.

    Jesus introduced this section of the Sermon on the Mount with a warning. “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 6:1). Our loftiest acts are often inspired by the lowest of motives. “Vanity,” said Napoleon, “was the cause of the revolution. Liberty was only the pretext.”

    Prayer is fragile and must be handled with care. It is the ultimate test of our real spiritual condition. In the place of prayer we discover the truth about ourselves.

    When does our praying become that of the hypocrite? Prayer is hypocritical when we make it a spiritual status symbol. Prayer is hypocritical when we use it to impress others with our spirituality. Public praying, especially, is susceptible to this temptation. Not long ago I was speaking at a conference where the chairman was noted for his eloquent public prayers. People constantly carried on about the beauty of his prayers – in the presence of the man himself. Well, it was too much for any mortal to take, When he stood to pray (which was often) he affected an unnatural, sonorous pulpit voice and piled up mountains of ostentatious phrases. Too often prayer had become a stage performance. When we pray in such a way as to draw attention to ourselves, we are in fact praying to men rather than to God, asking for their applause rather than for His blessing.

    Even our private prayers can be affected with this malady. Of all our Christian activities none is as vulnerable to vain display as is prayer. I believe most Christians have an inferiority complex where their prayer life is concerned and hold in awesome reverence those who seem to have learned the secret of real payer. It’s an easy temptation, therefore, to bid for respect by calling attention to the long hours we spend in prayer. In other words, it would be mighty hard to spend the whole night in prayer and not tell someone about it.

    At no time must we be more completely sincere and totally honest than when we come to God in prayer. God welcomes us at His throne of grace when we come openly and honestly, without pretense or sham – that is, when we come with a pure motive.

    Ah, but there is the rub. Nothing is as difficult to subdue as an impure motive. We are our own worst enemy. Christ’s command is so near to impossible we may be discouraged from praying at all. How can we achieve this kind of sincerity in prayer?

    The answer lies in the next verse. “But you, when you pray, GO INTO YOUR ROOM, AND WHEN YOU HAVE SHUT YOUR DOOR, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Verse 6). This means that:

    II. We Must Pray in Secrecy.
    “The secret of religion is religion in secret.” To guard against praying to be seen of men, Jesus tells us to pray where only God can see us – in secret. By this Jesus does not mean that we are never to pray in public; the secrecy of which He spoke is more than physical, although physical secrecy is important and was practiced by our Lord.

    As a matter of fact, our public praying should be backed up by our private praying. If we pray only in public, we are hypocrites. When there exists no faithful private payer life our public prayers are nothing but a performance.

    The secret praying that Jesus is speaking of can be done in public. This is primarily a mental and spiritual secrecy. The key lies in the phrase “pray to your Father.” Sometimes we are guilty in public prayers of praying to the listeners rather than to God. Have you ever used your family prayers as a means of “preaching to the family” instead of praying to the Father? You know what I mean, something like this: “Dear Lord, please help Johnny to see that I don’t have time to take him to the zoo tomorrow, and help Sally to pick up her dirty clothes and put them in the laundry basket, and help Bill to get the lawn mowed tomorrow because we’re having company over the weekend…” Sound familiar?

    Secret praying is “praying to the Father.” This means that we concentrate on His presence. Our attention is focused on Him, His will, His glory. We are more conscious of His presence than we are of the presence of others. Having shut the world out we shut ourselves in with Him. I have heard a few men who when they prayed, even in a crowded room, prayed as if there were no one else in the universe besides them and the Father.

    Secret praying also means that we are content with His praise. Nothing will satisfy the hypocrite but the praise of men. They have their reward. But to pray in secret means we covet the reward that only He can give. Nothing but His approval, His praise will satisfy. This kind of man will have no trouble praying sincerely in public or in private.

    III. We Must Pray With Simplicity.
    In verses 7 and 8, Jesus gives us the second pitfall to be avoided in prayer – praying like the heathen: “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him.”

    The hypocrites’ sin was praying with the wrong motive – to impress men. The heathen’s mistake was praying in the wrong manner – to impress God. Notice that it is not repetition that Jesus condemns, but meaningless repetition. The Greek word is difficult to translate into English but it carries the idea of babbling or rambling on and on in a torrent of words. “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans” is the New International Version rendering.

    The heathen believed their gods were impressed by the amount of time and words spent in making prayers. To them prayer was a matter of convincing the gods they were worthy of the blessing sought. In short, prayer was talking God into giving them what they wanted.

    It is amazing how pagan we often are in our praying. Listen carefully to yourself the next time you pray. You may find that much of your praying is an attempt to talk God into seeing things your way. I am afraid that much of my own praying at times has been nothing more than trying to get God to believe in me or to cooperate with me in some venture. It is as though we had to pry open the hand of a tight-fisted God. When we believe that if we show God our sincerity and devotion by how much and how long we pray He will be kindly disposed toward us and give us what we ask, we are praying like pagans.

    Don’t pray like that, Jesus said. Why not? “For your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him.” The heathen’s faulty praying was the result of a false conception of God. Their concept of God was wrong, so their praying was wrong. We don’t have that kind of God, Jesus was saying, so we are not to pray that way.

    Living the Christian life is simply responding to the character of God. “But like the Holy One who called you; be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written. ‘YOU SHALL BE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY’” (1 Peter 1:15-16)

    “We love, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19).

    “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48).

    Augustine prayed, “Grant me, Lord to know and understand which is first, to call on Thee or to praise Thee. And again, to know Thee or to call on Thee. For who can call on Thee, not knowing Thee? For he that knoweth Thee not may call on Thee as other than Thou art.” (Author’s emphasis)

    In prayer the chief thing is knowing to what kind of God we are praying. “Your Father” is how Jesus describes Him. We are to pray with the simplicity of a child whose father knows his every need.

    Some have taken this statement to imply that we need not ask. If, they reason, God already knows what we need, why bother to ask? If He knows we need it and wants us to have it, we’ll get it. According to one well-known preacher, this business of retreating to a prayer closet and petitioning God for things is nothing but “religious gymnastics.” The only thing wrong with that view is, it’s wrong. And unscriptural.

    That Jesus did not mean we should not ask for things is obvious from the fact that in the following verses (the model prayer), He tells us to pray specifically for certain things. And one of the petitions concerns daily bread, which the Father surely knows we need.

    Rather than discouraging us from asking, these words are meant to encourage us to pray with confidence. What a difference it makes in my praying when I know I don’t have to convince God I need that for which I am asking. I remember occasions when my children would come to me wanting something, and the first thing they would do was try to convince me they needed it. Talk about meaningless repetition! But you should have seen the relief in their face when I interrupted their pleadings to tell them I already knew they needed it. “Prayer,” said Richard Trench, “is not overcoming God’s reluctance, it is laying hold of God’s willingness.”

    Repetition in prayer is not always meaningless. In the two parables of Jesus on payer (Luke 11:5-9; 18:1-8) the emphasis is on persistent repetition. And Jesus Himself repeated His petition when He prayed in Gethsemane. Repetition caused by a burdened heart is not meaningless. There are times when our prayer burden is so intense that we can’t help but cry out repeatedly to our Heavenly Father.

    IV. We Should Pray Specifically.
    How is this simplicity in prayer accomplished? Jesus tells us in the next verse: “Pray, then, in this way” (Verse 9). Having told us the wrong way to pray, He now tells us the right way. Simple praying is accomplished by specific praying. And those specifics are laid down in the Model Prayer.

    The purpose of Jesus was not to give a set prayer to be ritually recited over and over – that would contradict what He just said about meaningless repetition – but to give us an example to follow when we pray. This is a pattern, a blueprint. It covers everything that a man could ask of God. Every conceivable need we will ever encounter is dealt with in this pattern prayer. When we pray, regardless of the length of our prayer, we are simply expanding the principles found here. We are adding flesh to the skeleton. This is the way to pray, said Jesus. Every prayer built according to these specifications will be answered.

    Two facts need to be noted. One, prayer is an act, not an attitude. While we are to live in an attitude of prayer, prayer is more than an attitude. It is not merely being aware that we have all things in Christ. “When Jesus ceased praying,” writes Luke (11:1). For Jesus, prayer was an act with a beginning and an ending. “When you pray, SAY” (Luke 11:2 Emphasis added).

    Two, prayer is asking. Prayer is petition, not praise. Our private worship should, of course, include praise, and during times of prayer we should praise God, but prayer and praise, strictly speaking, are not the same thing. Prayer is basically petition.

    I heard a conference speaker make the statement that as we mature in payer praise will replace petition. He went so far as to suggest that if we were still occupied with making petitions we were carnal. If that be true then Jesus was carnal, for a close study of His prayer life shows that His prayers were almost totally petitions – and petitions for Himself. The prayers of Paul were petitionary. We are admonished by both Jesus and Paul to ask and keep on asking.

    The Model Prayer is one hundred percent petition. Even the phrase, “Hallowed be Thy Name,” is petition, not praise. Jesus did not say, “When you pray, Hallow the name of God.” He said, “When you pray, say, “Thy name be hallowed.” That is a petition, asking that God cause His name to be revered.

    The prayer is made up of six petitions, put in the form of commands. In each instance we are asking God to do something specific. The prayer is in two parts, with three petitions in each part. Space will permit only a brief examination of these parts.

    The first part of the prayer deals with The Glory of The Father.

    The prayer God answers always gives priority to the Father’s glory, putting His interests before our own. This implies an emptying of self and an occupation with the things of God. Only after we have thus forgotten our self can we think of our self.

    1. We are to pray that the name of God will be revered. “Hallowed be thy name.”
    2. We are to pray that the rule of God be established. “Thy kingdom come.”
    3. We are to pray that the will of God be done. “Thy will be done.”

    The second part of the prayer deals with the good of His children, both physically and spiritually.
    1. We are to pray for provision. “Give us this day our daily bread.”
    2. We are to pray for pardon. “Forgive us our debts.”
    3. We are to pray for protection. “Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

    At the beginning of the Model Prayer is a phrase that casts its shadow over the entire prayer, setting the stage for its petitions and forming the foundation of all true prayer – “Our Father.” In a sense these two words sum up the whole prayer.

    “Our Father.” Here is the requirement of all prayer. Prayer is a family matter and only those who can truly say, “Our Father” can pray.

    “Our Father.” Here is our right to pray. We are not beggars cowering at the back door pleading for a handout; we are children seated at the Father’s table. J.D. Jones, a great English preacher of an earlier generation, tells the story of a Roman Emperor who was entering Rome in triumph after a victorious battle. Suddenly a little child darted through the ranks of the soldiers who lined the road and headed for the gorgeous carriage in which the emperor was seated. One of the soldiers grabbed him, and trying to restrain the boy, said, “That is the Emperor!”

    “Your Emperor,” said the child, “but my father!”

    What right do we have to expect that a thrice holy God, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, the Lord of the Universe will hear our prayer and grant our petition?

    When you pray, say, “Our Father.”

    ©Ron Dunn, LifeStyle Ministries, 2002

  • Open Note To Askel5 from Laz

    09/26/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT · 110 of 295
    Lando Lincoln to Lazamataz

    Laz... I swore a promise to myself that I would never post here again because of the flame wars, purges, etc. etc. And for years previous, my posts were simple for the same reaseons. However...

    Thank you for posting. The insideous undermining of our foundational principles one grain at a time is real and purposeful by many, including the present administration and especially Obama. It is enabled by the myopic, the simple, and the psuedo-intellectual. I fear for all of us - real purges may be only a generation away.

    I will be watching, and again... thank you.

  • Papa John's Founder To Raise Price Of Pizza Due To Obamacare

    08/08/2012 2:28:45 PM PDT · 26 of 46
    Lando Lincoln to Lmo56

    It should be prominently listed on the receipt as a surcharge.

  • Superman T-shirt, towering wedges: New-look Palin ditches boxy suits as she backs Steelman in MO

    08/07/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT · 32 of 72
    Lando Lincoln to Paladin2

    That looks like hell. Like a punchline on SNL.

  • Sikh Temple shooting being treated as domestic terrorism, Oak Creek police say

    08/05/2012 4:19:18 PM PDT · 39 of 83
    Lando Lincoln to Daus
    The shooter is apparently from Cudahy... The odds of him being a ‘bubba’ just went way up.

    It would seem so but let's wait.

  • 7 dead in Oak Creek temple shooting

    08/05/2012 12:51:57 PM PDT · 24 of 77
    Lando Lincoln to bigbob

    Oak Creek is my home town.

  • Top 10 Unusual Pet Names of 2012

    08/03/2012 12:56:36 PM PDT · 37 of 112
    Lando Lincoln to Slings and Arrows

    A few years back, my brother was walking in the house carrying a 12-pack of beer. Somehow, he dropped the 12-pack and it landed squarely on the little kitten his kids had just adopted. The kitty was out like a light for awhile and they took it to a vet where it became alert and checked out okay. But, its name became...

    12-Pack.

  • Where is Sarah Palin?

    07/17/2012 7:18:10 PM PDT · 39 of 47
    Lando Lincoln to 2ndDivisionVet

    I hope she’s cleaning a salmon somewhere.

  • Romney’s excellent speech (with video links)

    07/17/2012 2:00:12 PM PDT · 37 of 85
    Lando Lincoln to John W

    Obama just soiled himself.

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 5:37:46 PM PDT · 190 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to Finny

    How about this...

    Mr. Undecided walks into the voting booth and he is, of course, undecided. He is torn between Romney and voting Palin as a write-in. At the last moment, Mr. U writes in Sarah Palin’s name. She certainly can not and will not win. As a result...

    Is that not one less vote Obama needs to defeat Romney?

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 2:31:38 PM PDT · 180 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to Finny
    Your mind is an 8-track tape. Fine. I guess I have always been wrong in thinking there is a dilution effect by voting for third candidates and it is only 1+1=2+1=3, and so on. It can only be be so. I guess I was wrong and that Ross Perot had no impact in 1992 simply because people didn't vote for Bush 41. Bush didn't win because people didn't vote for him. But, if they had, he might have. But they didn't so he didn't. Wow, I never knew - and here most pollsters said that Perot voters were comprised mostly of traditional Republicans. Bush could not have used any of those 19 million Perot votes. Wow. It is all cleared up now.

    Clinton 44,909,8806 votes
    Bush 39,504,150
    Perot 19,743,821

    This is silly. Do with your vote as you will.

    3+1=4+1=5+1=6... Don't bother writing back, I'm working on a math problem.

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT · 147 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to freedumb2003

    Yeah, I guess that 12% of the vote Ross Perot garnered in 1992 didn’t affect GHW Bush after all!

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 1:17:05 PM PDT · 139 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to Finny
    Okay, I get the math part. I get it. But, now a (plausible) hypothetical.

    Florida
    500 - "principled" conservatives vote for third candidate
    400 - Obama's winning margin on election night

    Math says?

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 12:54:10 PM PDT · 125 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to Finny

    Uh huh.

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 11:12:19 AM PDT · 66 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to justice14
    And live with the consequences.

    Perfect. Thanks for your follow-up but I wish I had added that!

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT · 56 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to Ingtar

    Not mocking or ridiculing anyone. Just stating the way it is. Do with your vote as you wish.

  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT · 15 of 206
    Lando Lincoln to GregB

    The irony of voting for Palin? By default, it is a vote for an unthinkable alternative - Obama.

  • God Wants Ron Paul to Be President

    07/16/2012 7:30:25 AM PDT · 24 of 96
    Lando Lincoln to Capn Freedom

    There is never a shortage of kooks presuming to speak for God.

  • Is it too late for a conservative to be nominated? (Just my idea)

    07/15/2012 7:15:53 PM PDT · 114 of 122
    Lando Lincoln to Psalm 144
    Nixon? Johnson? Comparable?

    Spam? By responding to a post on a public forum? C'mon man!

    And Perry? I liked him a lot. But he wouldn't step down either simply because he may not have measured up as the perfect candidate to some.

    My point is... that to get to this point requires incredible perseverance, effort and some good timing. No one, and I mean no one, would step down now short of a disastrous scandal.

  • Is it too late for a conservative to be nominated? (Just my idea)

    07/15/2012 7:00:50 PM PDT · 112 of 122
    Lando Lincoln to Psalm 144
    He is psychologically incapable of stepping down.

    Please name one politician, of either party past or present, who would step down while in his position. One.

  • Is it too late for a conservative to be nominated? (Just my idea)

    07/15/2012 6:54:36 PM PDT · 109 of 122
    Lando Lincoln to newzjunkey
    The cowardice from "conservatives" beyond is appalling this election cycle.

    Agreed. There are still too many unexploded heads among the purity brigade. But there are a few less since Sarah Palin has said that Condi will make an excellent VP.

    It no longer matters who I wanted, or who you wanted, or who anyone wanted. The choice is now A or B - as simple as that. Attaching names to it yields Obama or Romney. No amount of "principle" or indignation will change that. Trying to fabricate anything else is just bull$hit.

    Everyone... it is "A" or "B". You must choose one - just one of "A" or "B" - as though your life depends on it. Because, it does.

  • Is it too late for a conservative to be nominated? (Just my idea)

    07/15/2012 6:33:06 PM PDT · 107 of 122
    Lando Lincoln to GodAndCountryFirst

    Please... Just stop for heaven’s sake.

  • Washington looks to North Dakota for economic, energy blueprint

    07/14/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT · 3 of 14
    Lando Lincoln to Hojczyk

    I traveled the Bakken this past week. You must see it to believe it. Everywhere you look, money is at work.

  • Harry Potter actor who exposed himself to women on a train for the SECOND time is spared jail

    07/13/2012 11:55:20 AM PDT · 23 of 43
    Lando Lincoln to Puppage

    “Look at the head on that!”, she exclaimed.

  • What would the first line of YOUR opus be? (Vanity)

    07/03/2012 1:02:30 PM PDT · 21 of 162
    Lando Lincoln to Luna

    It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

  • The white girlfriends Obama erased from his past:...

    06/25/2012 7:43:28 AM PDT · 24 of 35
    Lando Lincoln to C19fan

    I heard he dated three blondes...

    Lars, Sven and Olaf.

  • Ron Johnson Gets It! Farm Bill, Yeah Right!

    06/21/2012 8:05:50 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    Lando Lincoln to usnadad

    The Cheeseheads are really voting in some quality people.

  • Boehner: If Supreme Court strikes down health care law, ‘there will be no spiking of the ball’

    06/21/2012 1:50:49 PM PDT · 22 of 286
    Lando Lincoln to Free America52
    Smart move, no use in gloating.

    I agree completely.

  • US SCOTUS Decision (10am) Open thread for Thursday June 21st, 2012

    06/21/2012 7:15:57 AM PDT · 94 of 194
    Lando Lincoln to STARWISE

    Amen

  • POLL: Supreme Court Insiders Think Obamacare Is Finished

    06/20/2012 12:30:41 PM PDT · 15 of 70
    Lando Lincoln to Revolting cat!

    It’s not over until it’s over.

  • Sandusky Victim: Underwear Had To Be Thrown Away After Sex

    06/19/2012 5:10:19 AM PDT · 14 of 29
    Lando Lincoln to Morgana

    ...and so many enablers at PS... even and especially JoePa.

  • Tom Hoefling: "I will shut down every abortion facility in the country"

    06/16/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT · 547 of 636
    Lando Lincoln to allmendream

    So right.

  • Tom Hoefling: "I will shut down every abortion facility in the country"

    06/13/2012 2:47:37 PM PDT · 522 of 636
    Lando Lincoln to EternalVigilance

    Alrighty then.

  • The Second-Rate City? (Chicago)

    06/11/2012 9:23:07 AM PDT · 4 of 8
    Lando Lincoln to ScottinVA

    Well, there is all that plus Chicago has the Bears.
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    Just kidding (mostly).

  • Scott Walker, An American Hero

    06/11/2012 7:10:51 AM PDT · 9 of 28
    Lando Lincoln to mongo141

    Governor has very powerful, motivated enemies who are determined to destroy him. I hope he is able to navigate through it.

  • Analysis: Win vaults Wisconsin's Scott Walker into vice presidential discussion

    06/09/2012 7:44:47 AM PDT · 21 of 102
    Lando Lincoln to pistolpackinpapa
    No, no, no. Please; not now Innovative. Leave him in WI to finish the job and to torment the Union Thugs and Libs a little longer. He’s still young; his day will come.

    Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.

  • I'll Have Another Scratched from Belmont

    06/08/2012 9:30:35 AM PDT · 44 of 75
    Lando Lincoln to ComputerGuy
    Secretariat was a gift from God.

    At the time of Secretariat's death, the veterinarian who performed the necropsy, Dr. Thomas Swerczek, head pathologist at the University of Kentucky, did not weigh Secretariat's heart, but stated, "We just stood there in stunned silence. We couldn’t believe it. The heart was perfect. There were no problems with it. It was just this huge engine."[18] Later, Swerczek also performed a necropsy on Sham, who died in 1993. Swerczek did weigh Sham's heart, and it was 18 pounds (8.2 kg). Based on Sham's measurement, and having necropsied both horses, he estimated Secretariat's heart probably weighed 22 pounds (10.0 kg),[20] or about two-and-three-quarters times as large as that of the average horse.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretariat_(horse)

    That engine drove Secretariat to a feat at the Belmont that is for the ages.

  • Dr. Tim's Moment of Clarity: Epic Fail (It's Good News in Wisconsin!)

    06/08/2012 3:33:43 AM PDT · 22 of 29
    Lando Lincoln to Diana in Wisconsin

    Hey Diana! Big time thumbs-up!

  • D-Day: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    Lando Lincoln to Retain Mike

    My Uncle Harvey, who is 90 today, was in the 101st at that place and at that time. The only thing he ever says is that they were just doing their jobs.

  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/06/2012 1:58:54 PM PDT · 1,268 of 1,277
    Lando Lincoln to acw011

    Thank you for the follow up. Very sound analysis.

  • Dear Wisconsin liberals.....

    06/06/2012 6:51:39 AM PDT · 14 of 69
    Lando Lincoln to TexasNative2000

    Very well done. Thank you.

  • "OK, we'll go"; D-Day, June 6th, 1944

    06/06/2012 1:19:16 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    Lando Lincoln to TonyInOhio

    I have looked at that photo dozens of times. My Uncle Harvey was in the 101st that day and that place. He is 90 today and can out work me.

  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/05/2012 6:28:48 PM PDT · 959 of 1,277
    Lando Lincoln to Cletus.D.Yokel

    You are right, but Walker for Walker, sir.

  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/05/2012 4:26:35 PM PDT · 661 of 1,277
    Lando Lincoln to Cletus.D.Yokel

    Me? Johnnie Walker!

  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/05/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT · 580 of 1,277
    Lando Lincoln to scram2

    Ozaukee County is overwhelmingly Republican.

  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/05/2012 2:57:18 PM PDT · 566 of 1,277
    Lando Lincoln to Crawdad

    But there are a total of 8 shares being offered for sale at the moment. Things won’t start moving for awhile there.

  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/05/2012 2:35:37 PM PDT · 530 of 1,277
    Lando Lincoln to MNlurker
    Concern trolls are out!!!

    Yep. The money people have it at 92.8% Walker wins. And Walker's allies will do everything to get out the vote which includes saying there are record turnouts in Dem strongholds. They will keep saying it is close. It will encourage the apathetic supporters to get out and vote.

    Walker wins tonite.

  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/05/2012 1:26:18 PM PDT · 442 of 1,277
    Lando Lincoln to acw011

    Being from Wisconsin and knowing the lay of the land very well, I agree with and understand your post perfectly.

    Now, get a sandwich! It will help if you should happen to imbibe some celebratory spirits later!