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‘There shall arise in his place one who imposes taxes on the glorious kingdom; but within a few days he shall be destroyed, but not in anger or in battle.’  ~ Daniel 11:20





If I am sitting pretty and you’ve got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it (the tax hikes) but she can’t, what’s the big deal for me to say I’m going to pay a little bit more. That is neighborliness.’ ~ Barack Obama [ed. – Actually, it sounds more like theft to me.]







  • When I was a child, my daddy had a bumper sticker on the rear of his (sweet) 1975 Ford Gran Torino (like the one in Starsky & Hutch–only brown) that read, ‘Christians Aren’t Perfect … Just Forgiven.’ It is somewhat clever (and probably trite) but a truism nonetheless. We must never forget that the enemy crouches at the gate like a lion and, though we (Christians) are free from the fear of eternal damnation, we are subject to falling into sin–even the most heinous of sins–while we remain on earth. The story that famed Christian singer Ray Boltz has publicly admitted to living a homosexual lifestyle brings this matter to the fore. I pray that God will deliver Mr Boltz from this season of sin and he will be restored to the Church poste haste.


Nevertheless [Christians] may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalancy of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their perseverance, fall into grievous sins; and for a time continue therein: whereby they incur God’s displeasure, and grieve his Holy Spirit; come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts; have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded; hurt and prevalancy others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.  ~ Westminster Confession of Faith, 17.3


  • Although the economy continues the slide into full-blown meltdown—a condition caused and fostered in no small part by Federal Reserve and U.S. Government policies—McCain’s ‘solution’ (which is virtually indistinguishable from Obama’s) is to strangle the economy with increased Federal regulation. Still, the electorate—hobbled by a sort of electoral Stockholm Syndrome—will dutifully march to the polls to elect politicians who are openly admitting that they will pursue failed policies injurious to our economic wellbeing and interests.




1980’s Moment: Bruce Springsteen, My Hometown


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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