Archive for October, 2008

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Dems pick coordinator to reach Arab voters

October 28, 2008

Dems pick coordinator to reach Arab voters
BY NIRAJ WARIKOO oDETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER o
August 31, 2008

Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has chosen a Detroit attorney to coordinate outreach to Michigan’s Arab-American and American-Muslim communities.

Rashida Tlaib, 32, who was elected earlier this month as the Democratic candidate for state representative of southwest Detroit, will be in charge of mobilizing the state’s Middle Eastern and Muslim population. Michigan has the highest concentration of Arab Americans in the United States, according to U.S. Census figures.

“We are very excited to have Rashida Tlaib on board, and she has already proven herself an invaluable asset as we continue to reach out to Michigan’s vibrant Arab community,” Obama’s Michigan State Director Amy Chapman said in a statement. “Barack Obama is committed to working with people from all communities and bringing them into his campaign for change, and Rashida’s work will be an important part of those efforts here in Michigan.”

Tlaib has worked as a senior policy adviser for state Rep. Steve Tobocman, D-Detroit.

Arab Americans and Muslims had several events at last week’s Democratic National Convention, including the first ever American Muslim Democratic Caucus.

Imam Mohammed Mardini of Dearborn was one of four religious figures to deliver an invocation at an interfaith gathering that kicked off the convention.

At a gathering Thursday night at La Cigale restaurant in east Dearborn, about 50 Arab Americans and others gathered to hear Obama’s speech as he accepted the Democratic nomination.

Hannan Haydan, 31, of Livonia, a Republican, said: “It was very touching. You get a sense the people come first to him. His story is really what this country is all about — the land of opportunity.”

But Haydan and her husband remain undecided in the presidential race in November.

Obama’s campaign earlier had chosen attorney Mazen Asbahi, a native of Northville, to be its national outreach coordinator for Arab Americans and Muslims. But he resigned this month after a Web site linked him to extremist groups. {READ TERRORIST FUNDING}

Contact NIRAJ WARIKOO at 248-351-2998 or warikoo@freepress.com.

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The Judeo-Christian View

October 28, 2008

www.thejudeo-christianview.com

TO: Churchgoers, synagogue members, religious laity
FR:  Rabbi Yehuda Levin and Dr. O’Neal Dozier

Has your Pastor, Rabbi or Priest yet explained to your congregation that Sen. Obama supports U.S. EXPANSION of tax-funded Partial Birth Abortion , a barbaric procedure that involves piercing the skull of an infant at full-term delivery and vacuuming-out the child’s brains?   Why is he silent?
If Herod were running for King today, if your religious leader knew of the slaughter ahead, and recognizing that it is perfectly SAFE and LEGAL to speak out in the USA…   Would he or she say even one word?

Has your worship leader told your congregation what Sen. Obama’s new “Sexual Orientation” law will mean?  Why not?

Has your Shepherd explained that Sen. Obama favors full REPEAL of the Defense of Marriage Act? — which protects your state from forced recognition of Same-Sex “Marriages” from other states?   What’s his excuse?

Has your Shepherd explained that Sen. Obama favors full integration of flagrant, practicing homosexuals into the U.S. armed forces and military barracks? Our military women aren’t required to bunk and bathe with male soldiers; is it appropriate to force this kind of intimacy on any of our troops? What about morale and U.S. security?  Is your pastor saying anything about this?

Has your Pastor/Rabbi/Priest shown your congregation the tasteful Interfaith Video Sermon which connects these facts and Scripture — or shown the graphic version? (He got a DVD by mail and can download either brief video by clicking here! )    Why would a congregational leader NOT apply the Bible so?

Has your Shepherd seen and relayed the EYEWITNESS VIDEO ACCOUNT regarding Obama and the killing of infant abortion survivors in Illinois? How, in Heaven’s name, can pulpit silence on this possibly be rationalized?

Has your clerical leadership bothered to get the facts, to verify the documentation ?  Does your Shepherd even care about the truth — or about shepherding his flock?

Has your pastor or bishop tacitly rejected Martin Luther King’s plea to judge by the content of a man’s character, rather than by the color of his skin?  Is “Reverse Racism” or “White Guilt” inspiring shameful pulpit silence on the Torah, Tanakh and New Testament issues of Same-Sex Unions and Child Sacrifice?

Does your Pastor/Rabbi have even a clue regarding his First Amendment, Free Exercise, Free Speech rights to teach the Bible and Tradition from pulpit to pew — while CLEARLY explaining policies of political leaders and NAMING NAMES?  Is there any reason he or she would prefer ignorance?
Has your Pastor/Rabbi/Father joined the courageous Signatories yet?   Has he offered up a single prayer seeking Sen. Obama’s repentance for these policies, so desperately at odds with Scripture?  Has your Shepherd spoken even one clear word on these monumental matters from the pulpit?   Is your Shepherd a man of God… or just a “holy pontificator”, a church mouse or… a wimp?

And, if your Shepherd IS indeed serving as a dutiful Watchman , if he IS boldly speaking up, preaching out, teaching clearly and NAMING NAMES according to the mandate of conscience and the Jewish or Christian Testaments… have you THANKED him yet with a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to The Judeo-Christian View?

I certainly hope so, because your Pastor/Rabbi/Priest truly needs YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT RIGHT NOW to say and do what he knows to be right in the eyes of Heaven.

Your leader is a good person, but only human.

ENCOURAGE YOUR LEADER TODAY. Forward this email to him/her and to all of your fellow church/synagogue members, with a kind word!

And, please put them all onto The Judeo-Christian View !

Lord Almighty, hear our prayer, help our Shepherds,
and help us all, your Sheep.

Shalom,
Rabbi Yehuda Levin                     Dr. O’Neal Dozier
Congregation Mevakshai             General Publisher

Go to: http://www.thejudeo-christianview.com

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Other Vital Resources:
Liberty Counsel:  Many pastors, priests, rabbis and boards do not understand that they can freely preach/teach the Bible AND clearly explain to their congregations where NAMED political leaders stand on public policy issues informed by the Bible, distinct from any talk of endorsements.  For example, because churches are not granted tax-exempt status by the IRS but acquire it automatically when they come into existence, the IRS has never been able to take it away from any church.  Click here for a video discussion (toward bottom of linked page) on this by Prof. Mathew Staver, Dean of Liberty University School of Law and Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel — a nonprofit legal defense organization for congregational leaders and their houses of worship, upholding First Amendment freedoms for all Americans via litigation, education and policy work.  Established in 1989, Liberty Counsel is a nationwide organization of attorneys with offices in Florida, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and hundreds of affiliate lawyers across the Nation.  Liberty Counsel’s website is http://www.LC.org.

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission: The CADC is a non-profit that aims to be the first-in-mind champion of Christian religious liberty, a first line of response to anti-Christian defamation, bigotry, and discrimination via public relations and, as necessary, litigation.   According to CADC, by declaring he is a Christian, yet denying Christianity’s essential doctrines and morality, Barack Obama has associated the name of Jesus Christ with practices expressly condemned in the Torah, the Tanakh, and the New Testament.   To view CADC’s brief and incisive videos on this and other vital topics, go to http://www.christianadc.org

The Anti-Defamation League: The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, scrutinizing and exposing hate groups and offering expertise on domestic and international terrorism. ADL also seeks to foster interfaith relations, to safeguard religious liberty, while defending the security of Israel and Jews worldwide. Through the Bearing Witness program, a partnership with The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Archdiocese of Washington, provides religious educators with the training and resources necessary to teach their students about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.  For more, go to http://www.adl.org .

The Judeo-Christian View
P.O. Box 734, Vista, California 92085-0734

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October 27, 2008

…the Democratic presidential nominee hasn’t held a full press conference — submitting himself to more than a handful of questions from his whole press corps — in more than a month, since Sept. 24, 2008, in Clearwater, Fla….

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/obama-shuns-pre.html

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Redistribution

October 27, 2008

I thought that this was very educational – and a clear explanation of what is ahead if Barack Obama is elected.

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read “Vote Obama, I need the money,” I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a “Obama 08” tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference–just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need–the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the home less guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application


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VOTE 2008

October 24, 2008

The following is a production of Coral Ridge Ministries.

Vote 2008:

http://www.coralridge.org/medialibrary/default.aspx?mediaID=VoteSpot2008

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The Proper Perspective

October 24, 2008

Don’t pay attention to the liberal media.  We who believe know that Almighty God is in charge – He leads us in victory.  It isn’t about what the polls say or the media say – we know we deserve nothing – we deserve to be losers.  But Christ is in charge.  He wants the best for us – and the choice for our leadership will be the ones who ___  ____  ____ ____.

Carol pointed this excellent article out this morning.
Don

The Proper Perspective

Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ . . . -2 Corinthians 2:14

The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as he can get, but it must be the highest. Be careful that you vigorously maintain God’s perspective, and remember that it must be done every day, little by little. Don’t think on a finite level. No outside power can touch the proper perspective.

The proper perspective to maintain is that we are here for only one purpose– to be captives marching in the procession of Christ’s triumphs. We are not on display in God’s showcase- we are here to exhibit only one thing- the “captivity [of our lives] to the obedience of Christ” ( 2 Corinthians 10:5 ). How small all the other perspectives are! For example, the ones that say, “I am standing all alone, battling for Jesus,” or, “I have to maintain the cause of Christ and hold down this fort for Him.” But Paul said, in essence, “I am in the procession of a conqueror, and it doesn’t matter what the difficulties are, for I am always led in triumph.” Is this idea being worked out practically in us? Paul’s secret joy was that God took him as a blatant rebel against Jesus Christ, and made him a captive- and that became his purpose. It was Paul’s joy to be a captive of the Lord, and he had no other interest in heaven or on earth. It is a shameful thing for a Christian to talk about getting the victory. We should belong so completely to the Victor that it is always His victory, and “we are more than conquerors through Him . . .”(Romans 8:37).

“We are to God the fragrance of Christ . . .” (2 Corinthians 2:15). We are encompassed with the sweet aroma of Jesus, and wherever we go we are a wonderful refreshment to God.

October 24, 2008 –
My Utmost for His Highest
Oswald Chambers

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Iran’s Preconditions

October 23, 2008

Iran’s Preconditions

Obama has no preconditions to talk to Iran?

Well – Iran does! – and here they are:

1.    American military forces must leave the Middle East – presumably including such countries as Iraq, Qatar, Turkey and anywhere else American soldiers are deployed in the region.

2.    The U.S. must cease its support of Israel.

Don

Iran’s Preconditions

So much for Obama’s diplomacy.

Barack Obama’s declaration that, if elected, he would be willing to sit down and talk to Iran “without preconditions” has been widely discussed in this country. It’s a key policy difference between him and John McCain, who rejects unconditional talks with Tehran.

So what does the Islamic Republic think? The enterprising reporters at the state news agency recently asked a high-ranking official for his opinion on talks with the U.S. As it turns out, Iran has its own “preconditions” and they don’t suggest a diplomatic breakthrough, or even a summit, anytime soon.

Mehdi Kalhor, Vice President for Media Affairs, said the U.S. must do two things before summit talks can take place. First, American military forces must leave the Middle East — presumably including such countries as Iraq, Qatar, Turkey and anywhere else American soldiers are deployed in the region. Second, the U.S. must cease its support of Israel. Until Washington does both, talks are “off the agenda,” the Islamic Republic News Agency reports. It quotes Mr. Kalhor as saying, “If they [the U.S.] take our advice, grounds for such talks would be well prepared.

Iran is one of the toughest and most urgent foreign policy problems the new U.S. Administration will face. If Mr. Obama ends up in the Oval Office on January 20, he may find that solving it will take more than walking into a room and talking to Iranians “without preconditions.”

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BIDEN’S WARNING

October 23, 2008
Biden’s Warning
INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | 23 October 2008

Campaign ’08: Like many others, we took it as another gaffe when Joe Biden said he expected Barack Obama to be “tested” shortly after taking office.

But when he repeated it, we wondered: What’s he trying to tell us?

Glib, voluble and unscripted, Sen. Biden is liable to say anything on a given day. That’s why it pays to listen carefully to what he repeats – because it’s obviously something he’s thought about.

“Mark my words,” Biden said in San Francisco last Saturday. “With the next, first six months of this administration, if we win, they’re going to – we’re going to face a major international challenge. Because they’re going to want to test him, just like they did young John Kennedy. They’re going to want to test him.”

Then, the very next day in Seattle, he said: “Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy . . . Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the metttle of this guy.”

£And just what would a “generated crisis” be? Could it be as former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said Wednesday – that “leaders around the world see Obama as soft, untested and weak, and they will react accordingly?”

If so, Biden is right: Some aspiring latter-day Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro or Ho Chi Minh will no doubt test our new commander in chief.

But there’s another angle to this, based on what Biden the senator knows – that Obama’s defense policies, once it’s obvious how they’ll undermine us, are likely to be very, very unpopular. In this case, Biden may be calling on his party’s hard, pacifist core – Moveon.org, Code Pink and the like – to stand by their man.

He’ll need their support.

Like Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, Obama’s policies often sound good on the surface, but will in fact materially weaken America’s ability to defend herself. That’s not just our opinion, mind you; it’s straight from the horse’s mouth. [Watch Video]

I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending,” Obama told the pacifist Caucus for Priorities last year. “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems.”

Pretty sweeping. That means no more missile defense – although in recent tests in the Pacific and elsewhere, the system has shown itself to be

a formidable potential shield against enemy attack.

But it didn’t end there. “I will not develop nuclear weapons,” he also promised Caucus for Priorities, vowing to seek “deep cuts” in our own arsenal, unilaterally disabling our nuclear deterrent as Russia and China engage in massive military buildups.

On the diplomatic front, Obama has pledged to talk to the likes of Iran’s Ahmadinejad and Venezuela’s Chavez “without preconditions.” But who knows what he’ll give up once he sits down to talk?

Obama has vowed to pull out of Iraq soon after taking office – undercutting the hard-won victory now shaping up there, as the U.S. prepares a careful, phased withdrawal of U.S. forces by 2012.

Such policies will create a vacuum that our foes will be only too happy to exploit.

In response to seeing a weakling in the White House, will Russia do something rash in Eastern Europe, like invade Ukraine? Will South Korea develop a bomb, knowing the U.S. won’t stop it? Will Iran attack Israel, as it has promised, thinking America has become a paper tiger? We don’t know, but maybe Joe Biden does.

THIS GUY IS DANGEROUS!

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Obama/Biden Cartoon – IBD

October 23, 2008
Biden/Obama - "Do you mind pushing the pedals?"

Biden/Obama -

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Govenor Sarah Palin – Experience

October 23, 2008

23 October 2008

Didn’t Know That?

America’s first line of MISSILE INTERCEPTOR DEFENSE that protects the entire United States is the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard.

Alaska’s 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard is the ONLY Guard unit on PERMANENT active duty.

The Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard? Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

The U.S. governor routinely briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism? Governor Sarah Palin. Given Alaska ‘s proximity to Russia, she may have security clearances we don’t even know about.

Governor Sarah Palin has a HIGHER CLASSIFIED SECURITY RATING than either candidate of the Democrat Party.

Governor Palin also is the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans.

According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February.

Sarah Palin is a woman used to keeping secrets. She can be entrusted with our national security. She already is.

Now you DO know!

By the way – Can anyone in Michigan name anything that Jennifer Granholm has done for our State? or for our taxpayers?

Every initiative coming out of Lansing costs us more in taxes and….reduces Michigan’s population.

Every logical agenda item such as Affirmative Action is fought by our governor – even when 2/3 of Michigan voters supported the idea. Working minorities voted to remove that insult. (Today more minorities are attending University of Michigan than before!)

Don

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NRA Magazine Cover – Obama

October 23, 2008

American Rifleman Cover – – Barack Obama on Gun Control

American Rifleman Mag -

American Rifleman Mag -

NRA website: www.nra.org/

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Obama’s Carbon Ultimatum

October 22, 2008

ULTIMATUM: Command!
Sin qua non
Requirement!
Requisition!
Demand!
Order!

Obama’s Carbon Ultimatum
The coming offer you won’t be able to refuse.
WSJ – 20 October 2008

Liberals pretend that only President Bush is preventing the U.S. from adopting some global warming “solution.” But occasionally their mask slips. As Barack Obama’s energy adviser has now made clear, the would-be President intends to blackmail — or rather, greenmail — Congress into falling in line with his climate agenda.

Jason Grumet is currently executive director of an outfit called the National Commission on Energy Policy and one of Mr. Obama’s key policy aides. In an interview last week with Bloomberg, Mr. Grumet said that come January the Environmental Protection Agency “would initiate those rulemakings” that classify carbon as a dangerous pollutant under current clean air laws. That move would impose new regulation and taxes across the entire economy, something that is usually the purview of Congress. Mr. Grumet warned that “in the absence of Congressional action” 18 months after Mr. Obama’s inauguration, the EPA would move ahead with its own unilateral carbon crackdown anyway.

Well, well. For years, Democrats — including Senator Obama — have been howling about the “politicization” of the EPA, which has nominally been part of the Bush Administration. The complaint has been that the White House blocked EPA bureaucrats from making the so-called “endangerment finding” on carbon. Now it turns out that a President Obama would himself wield such a finding as a political bludgeon. He plans to issue an ultimatum to Congress: Either impose new taxes and limits on carbon that he finds amenable, or the EPA carbon police will be let loose to ravage the countryside.

The EPA hasn’t made a secret of how it would like to centrally plan the U.S. economy under the 1970 Clean Air Act. In a blueprint released in July, the agency didn’t exactly say it’d collectivize the farms — but pretty close, down to the “grass clippings.” The EPA would monitor and regulate the carbon emissions of “lawn and garden equipment” as well as everything with an engine, like cars, planes and boats. Eco-bureaucrats envision thousands of other emissions limits on all types of energy. Coal-fired power and other fossil fuels would be ruled out of existence, while all other prices would rise as the huge economic costs of the new regime were passed down the energy chain to consumers.

These costs would far exceed the burden of a straight carbon tax or cap-and-trade system enacted by Congress, because the Clean Air Act was never written to apply to carbon and other greenhouse gases. It’s like trying to do brain surgery with a butter knife. Mr. Obama wants to move ahead anyway because he knows that the costs of any carbon program will be high. He knows, too, that Congress — even with strongly Democratic majorities — might still balk at supporting tax increases on their constituents, even if it is done in the name of global warming.

Climate-change politics don’t break cleanly along partisan lines. The burden of a carbon clampdown will fall disproportionately on some states over others, especially the 25 interior states that get more than 50% of their electricity from coal. Rustbelt manufacturing states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania will get hit hard too. Once President Bush leaves office, the coastal Democrats pushing hardest for a climate change program might find their colleagues splitting off, especially after they vote for a huge tax increase on incomes.

Thus Messrs. Obama and Grumet want to invoke a political deus ex machina driven by a faulty interpretation of the Clean Air Act to force Congress’s hand. Mr. Obama and Democrats can then tell Americans that Congress must act to tax and regulate carbon to save the country from even worse bureaucratic consequences. It’s Mr. Obama’s version of Jack Benny’s old “your money or your life” routine, but without the punch line.

The strategy is most notable for what it says about the climate-change lobby and its new standard bearer. Supposedly global warming is the transcendent challenge of the age, but Mr. Obama evidently doesn’t believe he’ll be able to convince his own party to do something about it without a bureaucratic ultimatum. Mr. Grumet justified it this way: “The U.S. has to move quickly domestically . . . We cannot have a meaningful impact in the international discussion until we develop a meaningful domestic consensus.”

Normally a democracy reaches consensus through political debate and persuasion, but apparently for Mr. Obama that option is merely a nuisance. It’s another example of “change” you’ll be given no choice but to believe in.

THAT’S COMMUNISM
THAT’S MOB LAW
THAT’S MOBOCRACY