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  • The Ungodly Are Not So...Psalm 1 and 2 pt 2

    The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.(Psalm 1:4-6)Psalm One is a wisdom psalm. The Spirit shows us by contrast the difference between the truly happy man, and his antithesis, the ungodly. In the sparest of language, two ways of life are shown side by side, the essence of the truly happy and of the miserable. The ungodly are...
  • Is Schumer as Minority Leader the end of Rubio 2016?

    03/27/2015 3:43:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    How many Republicans who see Schumer immediately think of Rubio? Harry Reid was seen as being more of an associate of Boehner and Pelosi.
  • Libertarian folly: why everybody is a social-issues voter

    08/10/2014 2:37:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-9-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. "Social issues are not the business of government!" says thoroughly modern millennial. It's a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the "Liberty Kids" are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn't the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple. If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that "social issues"...
  • Where Material Meets Supernatural

    03/11/2014 3:05:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 11, 2014 | Dave Carter
    "But the purpose of prayer," wrote Bill Buckley, "surely, is to stress the great divisions between the material and the supernatural condition, not to gloss over them." Indeed, though it seemed in recent days that the chasm between the material and supernatural has grown so great that not even a multi-million dollar congressionally funded bridge to nowhere and back could connect the distant shores. I'm not Catholic, (though I am doing some reading on the faith), so I'm unfamiliar with the specialties of the various saints. I know there is a patron saint for traveling, another for the military, and...
  • You must be joking: IL partners with The Onion to push Obamacare

    02/11/2014 12:29:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies ^ | 2-11-14 | Benjamin Yount
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois is turning it’s Obamacare sales pitch into a joke. To get more people to sign up for health care, the state is bragging it will spend $150,000 on ads for the satirical news site The Onion. “We know that to effectively reach Young Invincibles – who are 53 percent of our uninsured residents in Illinois – we have to work with non-traditional, and especially digital, sources for news and entertainment. That’s where The Onion fits right into our outreach strategy,” Jennifer Koehler, executive director of Get Covered Illinois said in a news release. Neither Koehler nor...
  • 2943 year old Prophecy predicted Obama's Re-election

    11/09/2012 9:29:24 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    Holy Bible ^ | circa 931 BC | King Solomon
    As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
  • Bernanke's Folly

    09/25/2012 10:55:36 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/25/2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    Psst, remember this story? The one where a panicked Ben Bernanke and his cronies at the Federal Reserve -- seeing more devastation in the jobs and housing markets -- say they will continue to disguise the failure of Obama-Reid-Pelosi-Dodd-Frank socialism by flooding Wall Street with even more dollars? Well that's not exactly verbatim, but lost in the news shuffle of embassies being attacked while Marines are un-armed -- and Mitt's video of truth about 47% -- was Bernanke's latest announcement of quantitative easing by the Fed (QE 3). This was followed a couple days later by Japan's central bank announcing...
  • Even Richard Dawkins is Right Sometimes (Is the Biblical story of Adam and Eve a myth?)

    11/29/2011 12:32:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 417 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 11/28/2011 | Paul Wallace
    For the last several months there has been a flurry of discussion—mostly online, of course—about the impossibility of a literal Adam & Eve (see, e.g., here and here and here). This ruling-out has been accomplished recently by the Human Genome Project, which indicates that anatomically modern humans emerged from primate ancestors about 100,000 years ago, from a population of something like 10,000. In short, science has confirmed what many of us already knew: there was not a literal first couple. So what else can we learn from this story? Plenty, it turns out. Peter Enns, a biblical scholar who blogs...
  • Rockefeller Spectrum Bill Faces Uncertain Future - GOP members decry legislation as spending bill

    06/09/2011 7:28:02 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 3 replies
    Adweek ^ | June 9, 2011 | Katy Bachman
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., calls his bill to reallocate some spectrum, which passed the Senate Commerce Committee 21-4 Wednesday, his "top priority for the year." But his work on the bill, which faces an uncertain future on the Senate floor and then a collision with Republicans in the House, may be just beginning. Rockefeller's Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act would give away a portion of the spectrum known as the D Block for public safety purposes, and take $10 billion in proceeds from an auction of other spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters to set up an interoperable...
  • Why Moonbats Love Trains

    03/11/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by La Lydia · 39 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | March 10, 2011
    George Will has noticed that liberals love trains so much, they will spend our last penny on them, regardless of whether anyone rides them. Remarkably widespread derision has greeted the Obama administration's damn-the-arithmetic-full-speed-ahead proposal to spend $53 billion more (after the $8 billion in stimulus money and $2.4 billion in enticements to 23 states) in the next six years pursuant to the president's loopy goal of giving "80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail." Responsible governors like Rick Scott (R-FL), John Kasich (R-OH), and Scott Walker (R-WI) have turned down massive federal incentives to construct preposterous "high-speed" rail boondoggles....
  • What Libertarians Misunderstand

    10/11/2010 9:55:48 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    Recently, in a piece about the dangers inherent in libertarianism, I pointed out that libertarians, by applying their live-and-let-live philosophy to the moral sphere as well as the governmental, do nothing to maintain the societal moral framework that enables people to govern themselves from within and that ensures that Big Brother won't have to do so from without. (I recommend you read the piece.) Not surprisingly, this provoked some angry responses and fallacious counter-arguments. This article is my response to them. I will start with the one thing that characterizes libertarians as much as anything else: a misunderstanding about the...
  • E-85 loses its way; Demand cools as new energy alternatives arrive

    09/12/2010 10:21:59 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 29 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-12-10 | tom webb
    Back in 2004, both a network TV crew and eager motorists were on hand when an E-85 pump opened for business at a busy SuperAmerica station in St. Paul. The excitement didn't last. Today, that pump at the station on Grand Avenue sells only unleaded gasoline, not the 85-percent ethanol blend once touted as leading a revolution in biofuels. That single St. Paul pump mirrors the struggles E-85 has had penetrating the consumer market across the state, especially in urban areas. The volume of E-85 sales has fallen about 25 percent from its 2008 peak, Minnesota statistics show. And the...
  • The word from Bill Roggio's inbox

    05/08/2010 6:11:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 201+ views
    Power Line ^ | May 8, 2010 | Scott Johnson
    In the new issue of the Weekly Standard, (Steve Hayes and Tom Joscelyn document) the lengths to which President Obama and other public officials have gone to make fools of themselves commenting on the attempted terrorist attack by Faisal Shahzad in Times Square. They note, for example, that attempted bombing is properly referred to on the White House Web site as "the Times Square incident." (Is anyone in the White House familiar with The Ox-Bow Incident? You might want to change that to "the Times Square happening" or "the Times Square event.") Hayes and Joscelyn have much more. Treating the...
  • The Lessons of the Great Depression

    04/05/2010 9:56:14 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies · 462+ views
    Five Books ^ | April 5, 2010 | Robert Barro
    Robert Barro is a professor of economics at Harvard, and a commentator for The Wall Street Journal and Business Week. His critique of the Obama stimulus package provoked a sharp attack from Paul Krugman in The New York Times, which brought a spirited response from Barro. Basing his arguments on his empirical work, Barro takes issue with some common assumptions about the Great Depression, and how America got out of it.
  • Jimmy Carter in Gaza for meeting with Hamas PM

    06/16/2009 3:04:48 AM PDT · by WorkerbeeCitizen · 8 replies · 505+ views
    Ynet ^ | 06.16.09, 10:40 | Israel News
    Jimmy Carter has arrived in Gaza ahead of his meeting with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, during which the former US president is expected to pass on a letter from the family of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. (Ali Waked)
  • Denuclearizers' bridge jump

    05/05/2009 12:32:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 353+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2009 | Frank Gaffney Jr.
    ...a gaggle of Johnnys - notably former Clinton Defense Secretary William J. Perry and other worthies who should know better - are telling the American people that it is safe and responsible to do the national equivalent of jumping off a bridge. They contend that the United States can prudently get rid of most of our nuclear arsenal, en route to what they say is a desirable end-state: a "nuclear-free" world. For a sense of how surreal this recommendation is, consider the prospect that Pakistan's virulent Taliban may be within weeks of joining the nuclear "club" by taking over the...
  • U.S. declare truces on offshore energy

    03/17/2009 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies · 402+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2009 | Edward Felker
    The Interior Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, announced today that they would resolve a turf battle over offshore alternative energy that threatened the Obama administration's push for wind farms off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The deal was not specific about how FERC and the Minerals Management Service, or MMS, would handle the permitting and licensing of alternative power stations on the Outer Continental Shelf. Both agencies claim authority to license the projects, and their conflict that stood in the way of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's pledge to issue federal regulations for all offshore alternative energy...
  • Modified mortgages re-defaulting at high rates: regulators

    12/22/2008 8:21:23 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 43 replies · 1,371+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- More than half of mortgages modified in the first quarter were at least 30 days delinquent after half a year, and it's necessary to figure out why so many modifications are not preventing re-defaults, regulators said Monday. [NVA: gee, ya think?] [snip] "One very troubling point is that, whether measured using 30-day or 60-day delinquencies, re-default rates increased each month and showed no signs of leveling off after six months and even eight months," said Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan. "This trend of increasing delinquencies underscores the need to understand why these modifications have not been...
  • Freeman Dyson Debunks Dire Forecasts on Global Warming and Other Tenets

    11/19/2008 9:46:42 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 12 replies · 810+ views ^ | 11/19/2008 | Ellen Gilbert
    In the absence of audience interruptions Mr. Dyson had and argument anyway with the scores of people like Al Gore who weren`t present to defend their belief in the dire consequence of global warming . ("There`s no accounting for human folly", Mr .Dyson said when asked of Mr.Gore`s Nobel prize.) Saying on a recent trip he and his wife found Greenlanders to be delighted with their warmer climate and increased tourism, Mr.Dyson suggested that representing "local warming by a global average is misleading." In his comments to both the Nassua Club and Labyrinth, he decried the use of computer modeling...
  • Golden girl: solid gold sculpture of Kate Moss unveiled ($2.8 Million Statue of Model)

    08/29/2008 3:19:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 332+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/28/08
    LONDON (AFP) — A solid gold sculpture of British supermodel Kate Moss worth 1.5 million pounds (2.8 million dollars, 1.9 million euros) was unveiled in London on Thursday The 50 kilogramme (110-pound) work is by artist Marc Quinn, previously famous for a controversial sculpture installed in London's Trafalgar Square of a pregnant woman with no arms due to a medical condition. "I thought the next thing to do would be to make a sculpture of the person who's the ideal beauty of the moment. But even Kate Moss doesn't live up to the image," he said. SNIP The golden sculpture,...