- a fleet of 34 warships, including 2 aircraft carriers
- 250 U.S. business executives
- 6 university presidents
- 9 passenger aircraft
- 45 armored limousines
- 30 elite sniffer dogs
- 10,000 or more Indian police and military members
- 1 American president and his family
- 3 days in Mumbai
The cost? Nobody knows for sure, the White House is mum. Some have claimed $200 million per day! Regardless, it’s all on borrowed money. The problem is, nobody will loan the U.S. anymore. So to finance our debt, we buy our own treasuries. That means you and I pay for this trip.
The result? The American people are being taxed an additional $600 billion this week! Yep, by the end of November, today’s dollar will buy 20% less than it does today.
One interesting thing in the article I noticed from The Daily Mail. Not only is there a vast display of military might that goes before this president… but he is to travel in a secure vehicle named “the beast.” Interesting name, that.
He is the president of the United States, who at times acts foolishly, and then again, like royalty. But then, I can’t help thinking about the name of that car.
Pray for the president, our congress and other officials. Pray first that they are saved, and ask for them to have wisdom, and to use the wisdom in righteousness.Print This Post Filed under government, news, views | Tags: End Times, government, inflation, president, tough times, United States | Comments Off on President, King, Fool or Something Else
The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER This one is a little different ….
Two Different Versions …
Two Different Morals
OL D VERSION
The ant works
hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE OLD STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grass hopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.
CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green…’
ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome.
Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the
grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity &
Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper! and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Be careful how you vote in 2010.
I’ve sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant not a grasshopper!
Make sure that you pass this on to other ants.
Don’t bother sending it on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn’t understand it, anyway
POTUS gave his State of the Onion address last night. It went something like this:
blah blah blah Bush’s fault blah blah lecture blah health care is what America wants blah blah I am arrogant and do not listen blah blah we need to drill offshore and build more nukes blah blah mare bailouts blah blah bigger government blah blah repeal DADT and let gays serve openly blah blah you people need to listen to me because I know what you need and will do it to you and your great grand children’s grand children blah blah blah.
About the only thing that surprised me was his call for offshore drilling and building more nuclear plants. We need nukes to get off the middle east oil addiction, but it will be ten to fifteen years before any new nuke plants go online. Federal regulation is the main thing responsible for the long lead time for this. The radical environmentalist fringe is also good at keeping this completely carbon free energy source form becoming reality. Not that I care about the man made climate change hoax, even though BO proclaimed it was still reality in his speech.
Offshore drilling is all well and good, but what we really need to tap into is the reserves on the coastal region of ANWR. No, not in those pretty flower filled meadows the environmentalists show in their propaganda. The part of ANWR that looks just like Prudhoe bay, which coincidentally is just a few miles down the shore, where the oil pipeline head is. By the way, the pipeline is nowhere near capacity, so any new oil would be welcome.
Another place we need to be drilling is the Bakken oil formation in North Dakota and Montana. Tapping this formation alone could make us independent of the middle east oil fields controlled by violent repressive regimes that think human rights means sharia law and believe women are simply cattle.
Except for the energy blurb he gave that will be stomped on by the enviro groups the left includes in their power base, the speech was another example of how the Progressives that have taken over the Democratic party simply refuse to listen to what Americans want: small government in Washington that does not suck the life blood from the country.
That is obviously something that has to be done by American citizens demanding candidates that truly feel their pain and believe that the federal government has to be scaled back in a massive way. A second goal that is just as important is to root out the Progressive influence in education, the courts and the media that has worked for years to change history, deny God and dumb down the populace.
Do you truly believe America can and should be great again? Pray a lot. Get involved in politics. Join the local tea party movement. Consider running for government. If you cannot run, work to elect candidates that share your values and want to fix the problem that Ronald Reagan talked about in his first inaugural address:
government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
That is more true today than it was in 1981.Print This Post Filed under CULTure, Global Warming, government, history, views | Tags: corruption, Democrats, economy, government, obama, politics, tough times | Comments (2)
Our tax system is one that encourages people to lie, cheat, and steal, and it is also a way for our government to hold over our heads the threat of our freedom. If we were to go to a National Sales Tax, we could take away all the loop holes for people to cheat the system. Whenever someone made a purchase they would be paying their share of taxes. The rich would pay more because they spend more, and the poor would pay less because they would spend less. But why would the more than 400 attorneys that are presently in Congress get rid of a tax system that is so complicated you need lawyers to interpret it? They won’t. Congress likes to keep things complicated so that they are then needed to deal with the complications. You should not need a CPA to pay your taxes, but you do. Congress likes to keep everything complicated. Well there is one thing they have kept simple. Their pay raise every year. They have that arranged so that it will take effect every year without fail unless they vote for it NOT to happen. The way they have it set up is a way that allows them to say that they did NOT vote for a pay increase. The truth is every Congressman can say that he did not vote for a pay increase and yet it would still take effect.
They do not take part in the same health care system we do. They set themselves apart from the rest of us This was exemplified in the 80’s when so many of them were caught kiting checks. Something that would land you and I in jail
This sounds like I am blaming Congress. No, I am blaming you and I. Because every election cycle we each vote for the one that promises to give us the biggest piece of the pie. The truth is, there is only so much pie, and every ingredient used to make that pie comes from you and I and, unfortunately our children’s future as well.
The sad thing is that this sick economy will NEVER be well again as long as those attending to it continue to put band-aids on severed arteries. They will only slow the bleeding, but we continue to bleed nonetheless.
We need to abandon politicians and elect true leaders. Unfortunately I am not sure that can be done one congressional seat at a time. The future looks bleak, and at times I think that this house of cards just might have to totally fall apart before we can begin to build it on a solid foundation again
Ken Callis – Former Political ConsultantPrint This Post Filed under News&Views | Tags: causes, economy, solutions, tough times | Comments Off on An Economy on Life Support
I watched the Glenn Beck show last night in eager anticipation of something that would make my head explode. His documentary “Revolutionary Holocaust : Live Free or Die” did not tell the half of how many Communism killed in the 20th century.
In fairness, I have to say he did a good job and hit the bullseye on the target he was aiming for. He had four main points:
- Nazi facism was based on left wing socialist philosophy
- Communism and socialism killed millions of people
- Che was a really horrible person that would have killed most of the people that wear his t-shirts and belt buckles and bikinis today
- Progressives revere Mao and Che and work for president Obama
Nazi is a contraction of National Socialism. Progressives try to foist off Hitler as a right wing movement to bash Conservatives. Nothing could be further from the truth. Glenn did a good job of exposing this lie. He connected the eugenics movement that Hitler acted out with the left wing intelligentsia of the day. Glenn glossed over the other people, besides 6 million Jews, that Hitler tried to exterminate, such as the Romany (aka gypsies), homosexuals and dwarfish, mongoloid and other ” physically defective” people. He also did not talk about how popular abortion was in Nazi Germany, just like the Progressives push here at every chance. He did talk about how Hitler supported socialized medicine, the welfare state and centralized control of businesses like they are pushing here today.
Glenn told about the horrible famine in the Ukraine forced by Stalin where seven million or more died. He skipped from there to some of the incredibly brutal mass murders that Mao did. Sure, Mao killed more than 70 million Chinese, but Stalin killed a lot more than “only” seven million Ukrainians. Glenn totally missed all the “purges” that Stalin did, where he gathered people, basically at random” that he considered enemies. He shipped probably twenty million people to his work camps (gulags) in Siberia and elsewhere. These political prisoners were worked to death in massive projects like moving riverbeds with shovels and wheelbarrows. It is estimated that Stalin killed over twenty five millions, not just the seven million Ukrainians.
You can hear about what mass murderers such as Stalin and Mao did in detail in documentaries on the History Channel, among other sources. Glenn only scratched the surface when it comes to the atrocities committed by followers of Marxist philosophy.
Do we really want a president who wants to “fundamentally transform America” into a socialist country run by dictators like Hitler, Stalin and Mao?
True power does not come from the barrel of a gun. It comes in the ballot box. Pray and repent of your apathy that allowed this problem to come up. Register and vote later this year. Get involved in politics. Get to know the candidates to make sure they hold to the conservative, small government principles you hold dear. Then vote them in and vote out the bums, the republican progressives and democrat progressives, that have created the mess America is in today.
Progressivism is totally un-American, despite the cheerful way Hillary talked about it. Progressives at all levels of government need to be rooted out and replaced. We can take our country back.Print This Post Filed under government, history, news, News&Views, views | Tags: communism, conservative, corruption, Democrats, government, Hitler, jews, Mao, obama, russia, socialism, Stalin, the lie, tough times | Comments Off on Glenn did not tell the half of it!
2 Chronicles 7:14
Obama is our new top man,
Self appointed Almighty God.
“Our country ‘tis” no Christian land,
Won’t acknowledge Jesus as Lord.
An anti-Christ Institution,
Is this man’s American dream.
He’s stepped on The Constitution,
Cancelled events with Christian themes.
Obama’s not hesitating,
Righteously imposing his will.
Congressmen are now debating,
Taking God off the dollar bill.
Can’t display The Ten Commandments,
“In God We Trust” we now deny.
While the words of our President,
“One Nation under God” must die.
Praying is not allowed in school,
Politically we must be correct.
Must not follow The Golden Rule,
The name “Jesus” gets no respect.
Christians are forced to quail and wince,
While Obama gets his desire.
Jesus hasn’t been this mad since,
The fall of the Roman Empire.
Obama tells all the fat cats,
“We must redistribute the wealth.”
He purposely omits the facts,
On Government Reform and Health.
Says, “It’s just a matter of time,
The economy will rebound.”
Unless you count the rise in crime,
A decent job cannot be found.
Our businesses cannot compete,
With the ones we’ve sent overseas.
A dollar an hour sure sounds sweet,
Big Business do as you please.
Real Estate Market’s gone kaput,
Foreclosures are in a new zone.
It’s un-American to put,
Our homeless in an empty home.
From the border of Mexico,
Illegal immigrants galore.
Get our taxes and hard earned dough,
Housing, food stamps, schooling and more.
These criminals routinely get,
Privileges Americans can’t.
While we’re consumed with fear and debt,
We must hear their Mexican chant.
“America is beautiful”,
In their Spanish voices they brag.
“We are more important than you,
Let’s burn the American Flag.”
Our Fore Fathers roll in their graves,
They did not envision this scene.
Obama, atheists and knaves,
2 Chronicles 7:14.
“If my people called by my name,
Will just humble themselves and pray.
Seek my Face not fortune and fame,
Repent and stop their wicked ways.
I’ll hear their prayers up in Heaven,
As always I will understand.
I will forgive them of their sin,
And I will also heal their land.”
By Ronnie DoePrint This Post Filed under email, government, news, News&Views, views | Tags: God, government, obama, socialism, stupidity, tough times | Comments Off on 2 Chronicles 7:14
While Mr. Neugent may attempt to find a resolution to the issues he faces as an elected official in the Florida Keys, using pseudo-science to exact tribute from the rest of tax-paying Americans is wrong. Subscribing to global climate change as the cause of the perceived problems he faces in his position of service is fallacious!
Those scientists who espouse the doctrine of Anthropogenic Global Warming have been debunked, permanently! The science involved requires findings to further those conditions required for more government funding. This is the essence of corruption!
People who choose to make their homes on the seashore or any other body of water need to realize THEY assume the risks of their choice. You have chosen to live in an island paradise, yet you would choose to spread your risk to me, why?
Those who choose to live along bodies of water, where property prices command a premium, would presume upon the rest of us to subsidize your choice of home. Well, history proves coastlines, shorelines and riverbanks change over time. The challenge for humans to interrupt this change are indeed steep, and probably far too expensive to be practical.
While it is a problem… Man being the cause is far-fetched! However, to presume to ask all of the rest of us to subsidize your choice of homestead is wrong!
If you are fighting a losing battle, perhaps it is Providence telling you to find another place to live. These are the hardships humanity has faced for ages. For those who choose to live on ATOLLS, where shorelines change frequently, a dose of reality is in order! Maybe it is time that government officials, who’s first priority is maintaining the status quo, need to stop coddling their constituents.
For those homeowners who live in the Keys, perhaps it is time to evaluate your future, and change your plans accordingly. Be smart, there is NOTHING humans can do to change the shorelines that is not astronomically expensive and can last for more than a generation!
Quit using climate change as a way to exact tribute from me!Print This Post Filed under Global Warming, government, news | Tags: corruption, Global Warming, Science, solutions, stupidity, the lie, tough times | Comments Off on Sea level rise affects the Keys
- Barack Obama is the Platonic philosopher king we’ve been looking for for the past 2,400 years. – Micah Tillman, July 10, 2008. Tillman is a lecturer in philosophy at The Catholic University of America.
- “You’ll have to measure time by `Before Obama’ and `After Obama,’It’s an exciting time to be alive now.” … Everything’s going to be affected by this seismic change in the universe,” –– Spike Lee, American Film Director. July 10, 2008.
- Temple priests offer prayers for Obama’s victory – Sify News June 10, 2008.
Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. – Mark Mortford (“Is Obama an enlightened being?” San Francisco Chronicle June 6, 2008).
If you look at http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/ you can see why I believe he is the antichrist. This site is a distillation of the worship that is given to him by us citizens and people from other countries as well. Watch that you are not deceived.
22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:22-27
I have nothing against the man personally; I have never even met him. I do know he is not the messiah and resent him being treated as the messiah by the press. I also resent how he surrounds himself with radical communist true believers that commission artists to create propaganda art for him. I also resent how he is trying to dismantle the free market system, brick by brick.
I am amazed that he believes in an economic philosophy that has completely failed everywhere in the world it has been tried. I guess he believes his own press. Maybe he truly believes he is the messiah.
I just hope we have a country left when his reign is over.Print This Post Filed under Eschatology, government, news, News&Views, views | Tags: change, communism, devotion, messiah, obama, socialism, stupidity, tough times | Comments (2)
I just saw an interview with Debra Burlingame, one of the board members for Keep America Safe, whose mission is to provide Americans with information and resources to stay safe, even if America’s foreign policy fails. According to their
The mission of Keep America Safe is to provide information for concerned Americans about critical national security issues. Keep America Safe seeks to influence public policy by encouraging dialogue between American citizens and their elected representatives in order to produce legislation and executive action that enhances the national security of the United States.
The United States remains a nation at war. We face a growing threat from rogue regimes that seek or have already obtained nuclear weapons. America’s interests are challenged by an authoritarian China, a resurgent Russia, and dictators in our own hemisphere who ally themselves with our adversaries. Amidst the great challenges to America’s security and prosperity, the current administration too often seems uncertain, wishful, irresolute, and unwilling to stand up for America, our allies and our interests.
Since 9/11, the United States Government, through our armed forces and our intelligence and law enforcement professionals, has succeeded in preventing any further attacks on the American homeland. This is a major achievement. By turning away from the policies that have kept us safe, by treating terrorism as a law enforcement matter, giving foreign terrorists the same rights as American citizens, launching investigations of CIA agents, cutting defense spending, breaking faith with our allies and attempting to appease our adversaries, the current administration is weakening the nation, and making it more difficult for us to defend our security and our interests.
Keep America Safe believes the United States can only defeat our adversaries and defend our interests from a position of strengh. We know that America has, for 233 years, been an unparalleled force for good in the world, that our fighting forces are the best the world has ever known, and that the world is a safer place when America is trusted by our allies and feared and respected by our enemies. Keep America Safe will make the case for an unapologetic approach to fighting terrorism around the world, for victory in the wars this country fights, for democracy and human rights, and for a strong American military that is needed in the dangerous world in which we live.
The board members are:
- Elizabeth L. Cheney
- Liz Cheney is an attorney and specialist in U.S. Middle East policy.
- Debra Burlingame
- Debra Burlingame is the sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame, III, pilot of American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
- William Kristol
- William Kristol is founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, a journal of politics and ideas located in Washington, D.C.
Be very careful you do not fall into this crowd. We are encouraged to care for those who are less fortunate.
There are many in this world who go to bed hungry at night, even in this nation. As much as we have, we think we are materially poor. Yet we do not want for food, water or shelter.
There are others, who struggle each day to find those things we take for granted. They could even be the homeless man on the side of the street!
I am encouraged and know from personal experience the promised in Malachi 3. If you step out in faith and tithe, God will open the storehouse and you cannot keep it all. It is His economy that He encourages us to release the grips on the things we cling to in this world. When you do, you are more able to see things through His eyes.
I know times are tough, and there are those making great sacrifice. I challenge all of us to set something aside and be ready to be a blessing to someone else in need. Whether it be supporting a child in Latin America, or helping someone in your neighborhood, be ready!
It is not the act of giving that God blesses, but the willingness and intent of the heart. Give because there is need, not in obedience to God.
The true test is the condition of your heart, not what you do!Print This Post Filed under arielsadmirer, CloserToGod, news, News&Views | Tags: change, devotion, God, tough times | Comments Off on Local ministry strives to rescue children in Latin America | The Good News