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‘A government powerful enough to guarantee universal healthcare is powerful enough to deny you health care.’


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March 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm

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Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

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[Jesus] said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.” ~ Luke 22:36

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  • money in lds  (Frankly, Utah just plain smells like money, huh?)

  • patrick s susan k sister  (Wha?)

  • how to hold a pistol  (I’ll be glad to help you out here.)

  • do people drink pea  (If that’s a spelling mistake…yuck!)

  • obama metallic  (He does dance a mean ‘robot’, doesn’t he?)





William Wallace is one of my heroes, so it obvioiusly follows that Braveheart is one of my favourite movies.  Adding to that that Newhart is one of my all-time favourite television shows and you’ve got the making of a fantastic–and quite funny parody!




  • Despite attempts in training and technological sophistication, large-scale civilian death is both a direct and indirect result of United States aggression in Iraq. Even the most conservative estimates of Iraqi civilian deaths number over 100,000. Currently over 100 civilians die every day in Baghdad alone.’ ~ Iraq Veterans Against the War








  • Did you know that Yankee General William Rufus Shafter has a Bacon Number of 7? That means that, using the ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ criteria, you can connect an officer from the War Between the States to Mr Bacon through film actors in only seven—SEVEN—steps!





  • The occupation of Iraq began five years ago today, but few realize that the march to war began ten years ago under Bill Clinton, when regime change became official U.S. policy. In 1998, I took to the House floor in protest of the Iraqi Liberation Act to warn that, ‘I see this legislation as essentially being a declaration of virtual war. It is giving the President tremendous powers to pursue war efforts against a sovereign Nation.’ My warnings were largely dismissed at the time, but five years later, we were bombing Iraq.’ ~ Ron Paul 







  • Here’s something the Findley’s might find interesting from ‘When hungry and thirsty in San Antonio, just head down to the RiverWalk, the epicenter of fun in America’s best Final Four city. Nobody else can beat the combination of weather, central location and overall ambience. The Mexican food is superb, the bars are cool, the area is booming. If you cannot have a good time here, The Minutes cannot help you.’








In honour of baseball’s fast approaching Opening Day, to-day’s 1980’s Moment brought to you by John Fogerty:



Life for the Dead

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‘The angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.’  ~ Matthew 28:2  

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March 23, 2008 at 6:00 am


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March 21, 2008 at 8:40 am

Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

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Which of the following is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, 04 November 2008?

  1. U.S. Presidential Election.
  2. The birth of our second child.
  3. Both of the above.

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March 20, 2008 at 5:01 am

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Something Here Seems Eerily Familiar

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This song was written within the context of the last economic recession we had back in 1991–but it is just as relevant now as then, if not more so.  (Oh, yeah–and it ROCKS.)

 Megadeth – Foreclosure of a Dream


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March 19, 2008 at 7:24 pm

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Sunday, Monday, Happy Days…

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‘One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.’  ~ Romans 14:5  

  • As I have mentioned many times, there are going to be a lot of surprised folks at the Republican National Convention this fall. The primaries/ caucuses are NOT the end of the process!  From Washington State: ‘While there are no hard figures yet, County GOP Chairman Chet Dow said it appears that Paul has received the majority of delegates who will be sent to the summer state convention in Spokane. From there, delegates will be selected for the national Convention.’  And in Missouri: ‘A Ron Paul volunteer and organizer in Kansas City confirms that the Jackson County Republican caucus elected a nearly-complete slate of Paul delegates at its convention Saturday.’



  • The R3VOLution spreads! Dr Paul’s influence has been felt and his ideas of liberty, peace, and financial responsibility are catching on. Even news outlets that wouldn’t give him the time of day are carrying his new weekly column.




  • My neighbor got a tattoo. After examining the bluish-green lizard on his teenage bicep, I said with my usual tact and sensitivity, “Hope you like it 30 years from now.’”










  • To-day’s ‘Land of the Free’ Report: ‘Each year, federal agents peek at the financial transactions of millions of Americans — without their knowledge.’




  • Ninety percent of our students [at Patrick Henry College] come from homeschooling backgrounds, and are very motivated,” says Michael P. Farris, the founder and chancellor of the school.




Q. 14. What is sin?
A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God. (Westminster Shorter Catechism)



  • ‘Americans in general… [mistakenly believe] the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the German declaration of war on December 11, 1941… [are] dispositive evidence that Japan and Germany started the war that ensued between these nations and the United States.’








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